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Census

Overton County, Tennessee

  • 1830
    MALES: 1 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 40-50
    FEMALES:1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 40-50

Pulaski County, Missouri

  • 1840
    MALES: 1 50-60
    FEMALES: 1 15-20, 1 50-60
  • 1850
District No 72, Pulaski County, Missouri
12 October 1850
337346John Smelser70MaleFarmerBorn Tennessee
Catherine70Female Born TennesseeCannot Read or Write

Tax

Jackson County, Tennessee

  • 1802

Overton County, Tennessee

  • 1836
    John Smelser 161


Land

Overton County, Tennessee

  • State of Tennessee
    22 1/2 acres
    Grant No 15317

    John Smelser

    State of Tennessee No 15317
    To All to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Know ye that by virtue of part of certificate No 232 dated the 10th day of April 1809 issued by the Commissioners of west Tennessee to John Gray for 640 acres and entered on the 4th day of November 1815 by No 4224, There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto John Smelser, assigner of the Said John Gray Blount, a certain tract or parcel of land, containing twenty five and a half acres by survey bearing date the first day of October 1816 lying in the third district in Overton County on Flatt Creek and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a black walnut on the S.E. side of said Creek running west fifty two poles crossing said creek at a white Walnut on the bank of the creek thence North seventy poles to a Walnut and post oak, Thence east crossing the creek fifty two poles to a white oak and cherry tree on the bank; thence south Seventy poles to the beginning with the Hereditaments and appurtenances to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with it's appurtenances to the said John Smelser and his heirs forever.
    In Witness thereof Joseph McMinn, Governor of the State of Tennessee had hereunto set his hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed at Murfreesborough on the 30th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one and of the independence of the United States the forty-fifth
    By the Governor
    Jos McMinn
  • State of Tennessee
    40 acres
    Grant No 15318

    John Smelser

    State of Tennessee No 15318
    To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting:Know ye that in consideration of Military Services performed by James K. Whitney to the State of North Carolina warrant No 3960 dated the 23 day of October 1813 by No 2730 there is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto John Smelser assignee of the heirs of the said James K Whitney, a certain tact or parcel of land containing forty acres part of said warrant by survey bearing date the 12th day of November 1814, lying in the third district in Overton County on Flatt Creek and bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a black ash near the bank of a small branch; running thence west eighty poles crossing Flatt Creek to a white oak on the side of a hill; thence north eighty poles to a forked hogwood; thence east Eighty poles, crossing said creek to a gum on the bank of the same; thence south eighty poles to the beginning with the hereidaments and appurtanances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with it appurtanances to the said John Smelser and his heirs forever. In witness whereof Joseph McMinn Governor of the State of Tennessee hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed at Murfreesborough on the 30th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and of the Independence of the United States, the forty fifth.
    By the Governor
    Jos McMinn
    Daniel Graham, Secretary

    John Smelser is entitled to the within mentioned tract of land
    D Mc???? Register
    Recorded in the Register's Office of West Tennessee April 4th 1827.
  • Overton County, Tennessee
    Book E Page 83
    Deed-300 acres
    Jacob Smelser to John Smelser

    This Indenture made and entered into this thirteenth day of February, One thousand eight hundred and twenty, between Jacob Smelser of Overton County and state of Tennessee and John Smelser of the County and State aforesaid, witnesseth, that the said Jacob Smelser Senior, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred dollars to him in hand paid the receipt of which he doth acknowledge, and forever acquit and discharge the said John Smelser, his heirs, executors, administrators, assigns & e., doth grant, bargain, alien and confirm unto the said John Smelser, his heirs, assigns to a certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the State and county aforesaid on Flatt Creek, a branch of Roaring River and beginning on a Walnut at William Bryan's hickory corner, thence to a marked black oak a conditional line between said Jacob Smelser and said John Smelser, thence a straight line with said Walnut and black oak to the South line of said survey, thence with said line crossing Flatt Creek; thence down the creek with said line to Bryan's buckeye corner on said Creek at the mouth of a small branch thence along with said Bryan's line to the beginning containing, as is supposed, three hundred acres Patent no 1717 issued by the state of North Caroline the twentieth day of May 1793 as reference thereto had, will now fully appear with are and singular the wood, waters and water courses, profits, hereditaments and appurtenances thereas to belonging or appertaining and unto the said three hundred acres of land, be it more or less, and the deversion or deversions, remainder or remainders, ??? and sureties thereof and see the situates, right & ??? interest, hereto claim and ??? Jacob Smelser ???? his heirs ?? to the same and ________________thereof either in law or equity, to have and to hold the said three hundred acres of land, with the appurtenances unto the said John Smelser, his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jacob smelser doth consent to and with the said John Smelser that he the said Jacob Smelser warrant and defend the said tract of land herein before expressed to the said John smelser, his heirs and assigns against himself, his heirs, and all persons claiming under him.

    In Testimony whereof the said Jacob Smelser hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written.
    Jacob (his X mark) Smelser (Seal)
    Witness present
    Paul Chapin, Jurat
    Eli Harrison, Jurat

    State of Tennessee
    Overton County
    July Session 1820
    Then was the due execution of the within deed of conveyance duly ???? in open court by the oaths of Paul Chapin and Eli Harrison subscribing witnesses thereto for the use and purposes therein contained and ordered to be assigned(?) for registration.
    Registered 25th of August, 1820
    ?? Harris, Cleark By ? Dillen, D. Clk


    P-60
    John Smelcen(r)
    Deed 300 acres
    on the waters of Flat Creek District No 3
    Overton County State of Tennessee
    to Hiram M Allen

    This indenture made and Concluded in Overton County, the twenty first day of Aprile AD one Thousand eight hundred and Thirty Eight between John Smel(off page) of the one part and Hiram M Allen of the other part both of the County and State of Tennessee Witnesseth for and in consideration of the Sum of four hundred dollars to have in hand paid at or before the Sealin and delivering of these presents the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and (off page) the Said John Smelcer fully Satisfied hath bargained, Sold, alienated and confirmed unto him the Said Hiram M Allen and by these presents bargain Sell Alien Confirm and Convey to him the Sd Allen a certain tract or parcel of land lying and Being in the Said county of Overton Bounded az Follows Viz Begining on a Spanish Oak Marked H.M. J.S. on the East Side of Flat Creek thence Running Southwardly to the point of the Ridge with the conditional line Made by John Smelcer to Said Allen Miandering to ridge with the condition to the North Bounded Line of Said tract of land thence with Said line Eastwardly to the North East corner of a Six him...and forty acre tract of land former owned by Said Smelcer thence South with the line of Said Survey to a conditional line formerly Made by Jacob Smelcer desceast to John Smelcer Signer, Thence with Said line westwardly to William Brians old line Now owned by H M Allen Thence with Said line to Flat Creek thence up Said creek to the above named Spanish Oak
    Jno Smelcer (Seal)
    George Cain
    Henry Dillen
    W ? Allen

    I H.M. Allen for a certain reason do agree to let my Father William Allen have the use of the land that the within Deed calls for during the Natural lifetime of him and my Mother Mary Allen and no Longer this 3rd of May 1841
    H.M. Allen

    State of Tennessee
    Overton County
    Personally appeared before Me John S Daugherty, Clerk of the County Court for Said County Henry Dillen and George Cain the Subscribing Witnesses to the Within deed who upon their oath did Say that the were acquainted with John Smelcer the conveyor to the within deed that they Saw him Execute the Same on the day it bears date for the purposed therein contained Given under my hand at office the 3rd day of May 1841.
    John S Daugherty, clk
    The foregoing is a correct Registry of a deed of conveyance from John Smelcer to H.M. Allen and of the certificate thereon and was Registered on the 9th day of January AD 1860 and was filed on the 3rd day of Jany 1860 at 8 oclock

History

Platte County, Missouri

In the Annals of Platte County, Missouri Jacob SMELSER is listed as born 24 December 1806 in Overton County, Tennessee. It also states: "He was a son of John SMELSER, of Green County, Tenn, and a grandson of Jacob SMELSER, who came from Germany. His mother was Catherine Higgins, daughter of Philemon..."

Miscellaneous

St. Clair County, Illinois

St. Clair County Genealogical Society Quarterly
977.389 D25s Volume 10
Page 200
Ledger D
Bryan & Morrison
Cahokia Store
This ledger covers the period from 1807 to 1825. It has about 508 pages remaining; the first and last 14 pages are missing, and 4 pages around folios 57-59 have been cut out; the first 366 pages are numbered as folios 8-191, from that point as pages 192-335. It has no index. This ledger covers the last 18 years of the operation of the Cahokia Store. William Morrison, of Kaskaskia, established this branch store in 1800 under the direction of William Atcheson. John Beaird and Morrison's brother Guy followed Atcheson as manager of the store. The original manuscript ledger is the property of the Chicago Historical Society. (This paragraph as stated on the microfilm)
John Smelser 1811 26
Note:1811 is the year

West Tennessee

War of 1812
John Smelser 3rd Regiment (Copeland) West Tennessee Militia, Private at Enlistment & discharge

Family

NameBornPlaceChild of or Married to
FatherJohn SmelserAbout 1780Greene County, TennesseeSon of Jacob from Germany
MotherCatherine HigginsAbout 1780TennesseeDaughter of Philemon Higgins
DaughterMargaret19 Jan 1801Overton County, TennesseeBland Nixon Ballard
SonPhilemon Overton County? TennesseeUnknown
SonJacob A24 Dec 1806Overton County, TennesseeMartha Waddell & Susan Reynolds
DaughterRebecca1809/1810IllinoisThomas Brown
SonJohnAbout 1812TennesseeMary Unknown and Louisa Eaton
DaughterCatherineAbout 1818TennesseeAbner Waddell and Peter Staggers
Daughter About 1819TennesseeSPECULATION:Nancy wife of Richard Brown
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