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Transcribed from TSLA Roll № 9 by C. Hammett.

Transcriber Notes: (1) Due to fading and style, vowels were sometimes impossible to determine. When the transcriber could not determine specific letters in a name, a question mark was inserted for each indecipherable letter in the name. (2) Numbers on original are to right of name, not left as listed below. (3) Either these lists were not filmed in original page order, or were inserted in book out of order. They are listed below in original page number order.

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Page 1 (66)

A list of the taxable inhabitants as returned by the Justices of the Peace in the in the County aforesaid, to wit:

List returned by Christn. Shell, Esqr.

  1. Christian Shell
  2. Bassell Riddle
  3. Edward Read
  4. John Riddell
  5. Jacob Weaver
  6. Joseph Griffith
  7. John Pearce
  8. Abell Beven
  9. George D. Staton
  10. Jacob Martin
  11. John Keefe
  12. John Wilchar
  13. Joshua Abney
  14. James Barns
  15. Josiah Humble
  16. George Abney
  17. James Hennessee
  18. John Christion
  19. John Griffith
  20. Isaac Stoner
  21. William Barns, Sen.
  22. Aron Higginbothom
  23. Joseph England
  24. George Hitchcock
  25. William Steerman
  26. Ruben Keef
  27. Thomas Foster
  28. Peter Watson
  29. Henry Lowry
  30. Thomas Lowry, Senr.
  31. Owan Thompson
  32. William Smith
  33. Jessee Dodson
  34. John Smallwood
  35. Thomas Lowry, Jr.
  36. Jessee Carter
  37. Jessee Williams
  38. Benjamin Newton
  39. William Newton
  40. John Miller
  41. Robert Stokes
  42. John Cunningham
  43. James Martin
  44. Isaac Carter
  45. Jessee Dodson
  46. Obediah Jennings
  47. William Merriman
  48. Davis Whilchar
  49. William Whilchar
  50. John Christian
  51. Isaac January
  52. John Helms
  53. Richard Forrest
  54. Wm. Pitman
  55. William Merriman, Senior
  56. Frances Whilchar
  57. John Mitchel
  58. David Mitchell
  59. Jonathan Dunham

Page 2 (67)

  1. Lewis Powell
  2. Elisha Dodson
  3. Elijah Dodson
  4. Wm. Styles
  5. Wm. McGregor
  6. John Newton
  7. William Barns
  8. Jacob Helms
  9. James Cain
  10. John Turner
  11. John Tankesly
  12. Robert Morrow
  13. Elisha Pepper
  14. Joseph Pepper
  15. Joseph Hutton
  16. Isaac Bynam
  17. James Bynam
  18. William Mitchell
  19. Hugh Morrow
  20. Joseph Taylor
  21. Alex Martin
  22. James McCandlass


№ 1 Christian Schell - Founder of Shellsford, TN. Millowner. I have many generations of this family down through my Gr. Grandmother Sena Jane Schell Backensto. Submitted by Lin Courchane

№ 17 James Hennessee, born circa 1766 in Burke County, NC, was the son of Patrick Hennessee of Burke County, NC.
Submitted by Angela Mayfield

№ 22 Aaron Higginbotham was an early developer of the transportation system in Tennessee. In 1821 an act of the Tennessee legislature gave him permission to build a toll road through Warren County. In 1826 he was licensed as a surveyor. The 1832 state map drawn by Matthew Rhea shows Higginbotham's Trace running east from McMinnville to the Sequatchie Valley, and Higginbotham's New Turnpike running south from McMinnville to the foot of the mountain below Beersheba Springs, where it intersected with the Pelham & Jasper Turnpike developed by James K. Polk and others. (Charles A. Sherrill)

№ 25 William STEERMAN was a.k.a. William STURMAN and a Revolutionary War Soldier who enlisted in Bedford Co, Virginia; m Delpha (-----).

№ 33 (or 45) Jesse Dodson was the son of the Reverend Thomas Dodson and his wife, Elizabeth Rose, of North Farnham, Richmond County, VA. № 33 (or 45) Jesse and several of his sons, № 45 (or 33) Jessee, Jr., № 62 Elijah and № 61 Elisha, are included in this tax list.

The following was taken from Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers, by J. J. Burnett. D. D., First Series, Vol. I, Pub. 1919, Press of Marshall & Bruce Co, Nashville, Tenn; Pg. 142.

contributed to Dodson Digest by Margaret Dodson Findley
(Transcribed verbatim)

“Jesse Dodson”

“In memory of Rev. Jesse Dodson; born Nov. 22, 1752; died Nov. 22 1843. A minister of the gospel sixty years,” (Tombstone record Eastanalee Church)

“The deceased was born in Halifax Co, VA. His first settlement in Tenn. was in Clairborne Co, From there he went to Middle Tenn. In 1819 he came to the Hiwassee Purchase, making a settlement in McMinn Co, a few months before the county was 'erected'. On the Eastanalee is a house still standing, I believe, built ninety-eight years ago by Jess Dodson.

Soon after his settlement in the Hiwassee district he began pioneer work. He and seven others constituted themselves into the Eastaneallee Church. He and Silas Witt organized New Hopewell. He and James Courtney founded the Hiwassee Church. Salem Church was organized by him and Richard Wilson, while he and John Short were co-founders of the Friendship Church. He was preacher to and paster of these and other churches for many years.

He was of Welsh extraction and had the Welsh fire. He was not trained to methodical sermonizing or systematic exposition of Scripture, but was earnest and fervent in exhortation, and was successful in revivals.

Elder Dodson owned 300 acres of land in the heart of Eastanallee valley, and ten Negroes, whom he 'freed', it is said, after the death of his wife (by whom he came into possession of them), giving as his reason that he had 'concluded that a bill of sale of Negroes in his pocket would be a bad passport at the gate of Heaven.

His wife was a Miss Ruth Johnson, of South Carolina, of a well-to-do family, but the date of his marriage and other family and ministerial records have perished, were washed away or destroyed, it is thought by the high waters of the Eastanallee in the year 1875.

He lived to preach and exhort sinners to repentance about sixty-one years, and on his 91st birthday died in the triumph of living faith.”
Submitted by Angela Mayfield

№ 63 Wm. STYLES was born c1769 & died after the 1830 Warren Co,TN Census He married c1787 in NC to Susan Rebecca EDWARDS. His family is listed on page 521 of the 1800 Mecklenburg Co, NC Census from which he removed to Warren Co, TN. around 1807. They had a dau. named Mary Ann STILES(1793-1871) who married c1809 in Warren Co, TN to (Unknown) REED, a brother of № 03 Edward REED and also a brother of № 76 Reuben READ & № 77 James READ as listed on the Benj. LOCKHART's List.
Researcher Nathan Meredith LORANCE

№ 70 John TANKESLY was a.k.a. TANKERSLEY.

№ 71 Robert MORROW was a Revolutionary War Pensioner, served NC Line, m 20 May 1779, Guildford Co, NC Elizabeth SHAW (marriage bond). Robert MORROW application for Revolutionary War Pension #R7431; 18 Oct 1852, Warren County, Tennessee Application for Pension #R7431, by HUGH MORROW, son of ROBERT MORROW, Rev. Solider; 2 Nov 1852, Warren Co, TN County Court Document. After serving in the Revolutionary War Battle at Guilford Court House, NC, commanded by Alexander MARTIN, Robert MORROW moved his family, (wife, Elizabeth SHAW, and ten children) to Warren Co, TN. Their children were: George, Margaret, Elizabeth, Hugh (№ 78), Elizabeth II, Mary, John, Robert, Jr., Jane and Alexander Martin MORROW. Robert MORROW, Sr. died 18 Mar 1824 in Warren Co, TN. [The following NOT PROVEN, except for birth of ROBERT MORROW, (JR.)]:

Robert MORROW (JR.), born 12 Feb 1795, Guilford Co, NC. He married Julia SIMPSON 28 Nov 1816, Warren Co, TN. Their children, all born in Warren Co, TN were: William LOCKHART, John, Mary, Isaac NEWTON, R.D., Alex M., and Lafayette MORROW. Robert MORROW was in the War of 1812 in the Battle of New Orleans. They moved to Washington Co, IL in abt. 1827. Julia SIMPSON Morrow died in Washington Co, IL in abt. 1830. Robert MORROW (JR.)later m. Elizabeth JOYNER abt. 1830 in Washington Co, IL. They moved to Ozark, Greene Co, MO in 1843. In Ozark, the following children were born; Martha, Marianne, George, Marianne II, Monroe J., Thomas Benton, Elizabeth Josephine, and Robert Alexander Morrow. Robert MORROW (JR.) d. on 1 Mar 1849 of cholera as well as his wife and one child. Their remaining children went to live with the oldest brother, William Lockhart MORROW in Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO. (Researcher Barbara Cavanaugh)

№ 72 Elisha PEPPER According to Worth Ray's Tennessee Cousins, Elisha married Margaret MORROW, daughter of № 71. Robert MORROW.

The following is from Goodspeed's 1887 History of Warren County. “So far as known, the first man to settle in the county was Elisha Pepper, who came to what is now the neighborhood of McMinnville from Virginia in about 1800, and lived to be one hundred years of age, during which time he never saw a train of cars. When the question of voting money to aid in the building the McMinnville Branch Railroad, Mr. Pepper vigorously and bitterly opposed the scheme, and upon the success of the proposition, declared he would have none of the railroad in his, and although living for years in sound of the passing trains, persisted in his opposition and delaration, and never could be induced to look at the cars.” (Charles A. Sherrill)

№ 75 Isaac Bynum was born in Orange County, NC circa 1755. He and his wife, Cynthia, moved to Warren County along with their son, № 76 James Bynum. James was born circa 1789 in Chatham County, NC. He married Sarah Childress, born 25 Dec 1810, in McMinnville, TN. Isaac and his son, James, later moved to Jackson County, AL.
Submitted by Angela Mayfield

№ 78 Hugh MORROW was the son of № 71 Robert MORROW.

№ 80 Alexander Martin was my great-great-great grandfather. He was married to Betsy Ross who was said to be the daughter of a Cherokee chief. She had red hair. Alexander was a Scotch-Irish trader to the Cherokees in Georgia. They had a daughter Harriet Martin born on April 2, 1837 and died on December 22, 1880 of childbirth. Harriett married Andrew Berry Wall on November 22, 1855 in Murray Co, Ga.
Submitted by Marina Lisa Poleri

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