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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 4 (69)

Given by Thomas Burgess Esqr.
  1. Thos. Burgess
  2. Thomas Woods
  3. Warren Burgess
  4. William Manis [?]
  5. John Blanton
  6. Isaac Blanten
  7. Jacob Holinsworth
  8. John Martin
  9. Berrey Young
  10. William Snow
  11. Samuel Stone [or Slone?]
  12. Benjamin Porter
  13. James Lockheart
  14. Matthew Sellers
  15. Cooper Melton
  16. Sampson Creswell
  17. William Snow
  18. William Johnston
  19. Thomas Melton
  20. Peter Ethredg
  21. Gorden Sellers
  22. John Sellers
  23. Mathew Melten
  24. James Tucker
  25. Drury Sellers
  26. John Snow
  27. John Canedy
  28. David Benton
  29. Ebenezer Snow
  30. Tavenor Martin
  31. Joseph Graham


№ 2 Thomas WOOD [sic], № 8 John MARTIN, №15 Cooper MELTON, № 20 Peter ETHRIDGE [sic] and № 28 David BENTON, are on Capt. James Tait's 1814 Warren Militia List. Peter ETHRIDGE and a Joseph SNOW (see below) are on the 1840 DeKalb Co, TN Census (created from Warren and other counties in 1837-8).

№ 18 William JOHNSTON, № 22 John SELLERS and № 23 Matthew MELTON, are named in Warren County, Tennessee deed book A:441: State of TN No. 4593. In consideration of Military service performed by Reuben PIERCE to the State of North Carolina, Warrant Number 178 dated 19 Dec 1808, and entered on 5 Nov 1810 by Number 5431, the state of Tennessee granted to William JOHNSTONE, assignee of the heirs of Reuben PIERCE, 54 acres, a part of said warrant...on waters of Dry Fork of Smith's Fork...John SELLARS line...the cliff of a large mountain. Including the improvements whereon Matthew MILTON [or MELTON?] now lives. Signed 28 Feb 1813 by Wilie BLOUNT, Governor, Nashville, TN, . Registered 20 Apr 1814 (Abstracted from Warren County, Tennessee DBA microfilm [number not noted] by C. Hammett who adds that a later deed (book and page not noted at the time) records a Warren County land dispute between Mathew MILTON/MELTON and Samuel JOHNSON of White County and William JOHNSON of Warren County, father and son respectively, from the "occupant deed sale" of 1809 (entered 12/1823 as defendants).
Researcher Will Melton adds that "Cooper MELTON and David BENTON ultimately settled in what was then Humphreys County and which was later subdivided and renamed Benton County. That county was originally named for the statesman Thomas Hart BENTON. But when Thomas (no relation to David) opposed the nullification acts as a US senator, he outraged Southern supporters of slavery, and the county was "renamed" for David BENTON, by then a longtime magistrate and leader of Benton County. Cooper MELTON and three of his brothers (Thomas, Matthew, and Joseph) and two of his sisters (Mrs. Phebe M. BENTON and Mrs. Mary M. HART) were early settlers of Smith and Warren counties. For his service under Captain TAIT, Cooper MELTON received a land grant in 1817 and with his brother Joseph moved to Humphreys County. An old family story says that the MELTONS "crossed the Tennessee River on a raft with a pair of oxen, some farming tools, and a scant amount of household furnishings." The part of Humphreys County west of the Tennessee was subdivided into Benton County in 1836. By that time, David BENTON had also moved to the area." See also David BENTON, Revolutionary War Soldier from NC who served in Col. Polk's NC Regt.

№ 29 Ebenezer SNOW, Rev. War Soldier, born in 1758 in Kent County, Delaware, and was the oldest child living child of № 10 or 17 William and Hannah SNOW. He grew to young manhood in Kent County, where in 1775, at age of seventeen, he volunteered for four months service in the Revolutionary War. He served as a private in Captain Mathew MONLIFF'S or MANLOVE'S Company, a part of Colonel Samuel PATTERSON'S Delaware regiment. During his tour of duty he was in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and spent most of his time in garrison. At the end of the four months, he stated that "General WASHINGTON was present and ordered our discharges." The SNOWS evidently moved to North Carolina during the war, possibly because of the numerous feuds that developed in Kent County, Delaware, between groups supporting independence and those loyal to the King. Also, much of the land in Kent County was losing its fertility and becoming worn out. At any rate, the SNOW family moved, and once again Ebenezer volunteered for three more months of service, this time in Surry County, North Carolina. He served under Captain WRIGHT and Lieutenant CLARK; they marched to Wilmington, N.C., where they hunted the enemy, then returned to Surry County. Ebenezer spent three more months in American service during the Revolution, this time enlisting at Bell's Mills, Randolph County, N.C. under Captain Thomas DUGGAN. As part of Colonel James's DUGGAN'S command, they aided in eliminating guerillas from the countryside. During his three terms of service, he was not involved in any actual battles. He was never paid for his last two enlistments, and was paid for the first one about a year after serving, though the Continental currency in which he was paid was actually worth very little. Soon after the war had ended, Ebenezer SNOW was married in September 1783, in Surry County, North Carolina, to Sally WICKER, born about 1761 in North Carolina and died after 1850 in Morgan County, Tenn. perhaps at the home of her son James, as she was listed as living in his household in census record. Ebenezer and Sally had several children most were born in N. C. In 1806 Ebenezer and Sally and their family, including some of his brothers and perhaps other relatives, moved to Tennessee. They moved across the mountains by pack horse and brought very little with them; some of what they did bring was ruined by rain, including Ebenezers Revolutionary War discharges. Ebenezer settled in the upper part of Dry Creek in what was then Warren County, but is now DeKalb County. It was not an area suited to intensive farming, as most of it is steep hillsides and there is very little level bottom land. It was quite well suited to hunting, for there was nothing but wilderness around it. Even today, almost two centuries later, it is still largely in woods. There were certain conveniences in those narrow hollows; two caves provided a place for Ebenezer to stable his horses. He did not have to go to the trouble of building a barn; he only had to cut a few poles to place across the mouth of the cave. (The cave was handy enough that the present owner is still using it to keep hogs in.) Ebenezer and his family were probably the very first settlers of the upper end of Dry Creek, as it had been Indian territory until just a few months earlier. Gradually more people moved in, and by 1813 a mill had been established a couple miles down the creek at the cave. This attracted still more settlers, and ten years after he moved in, Ebenezer was ready to move on. By March, 1816 he sold five acres of a fifteen acre survey on Dry Creek (in what was then Warren county) and moved to Roane County, Tenn. Still restless, he moved to neighboring Morgan County, and in 1832 was living in McMinn county. When he died July 31, 1835, he was back in Morgan County. Ebenezer SNOW died July 31, 1835, in Roane County, Tennessee. Children of Ebenezer and Sally are: A-William (Billy) SNOW, the oldest child, was born in 1784, the year after his parents marriage, probably in Surry or Randolph county, N.C. He died May 21, 1868, on Dry Creek in DeKalb County, Tenn. He was married to Mahala BRASWELL (1788-1865). B-Thomas SNOW. [Thomas SNOW was the third son of Ebenezer SNOW, born 1790 Surry, N.C. married 1803 in Surry County, North Carolina , Elizabeth Hale Burris. Thomas drown in the Clinch River, Roane County, Tennessee the father of eight children.Three born in North Carolina, Dudley, Fielding, William Thomas, James , Albert Byrd (Tn), Elizabeth,(TN.), Mary, (TN.) and Eli Warren SNOW. Eli Warren SNOW, b. 23 Aug 1818,Roane Co. Tn died 17 Feb 1896, Dye Mound Montague County, Texas] Submitted by Jean Jennings <> C-Susanna SNOW was probably a daughter of either Ebenezer SNOW or his brother Joseph, who lived at Snow's Hill. The minutes of Salem Baptist Church at Liberty show that Susanna was baptized a member of that church in May 1812. In February 1814 she was married to Mr. HILL and was evidently moving away, as (she) was granted a letter of dismissal. Nothing further is known of her. D-Polly SNOW on February 3, 1818, married Henry HART in Roane County, Tenn. E-Solomon SNOW was born in 1798 probably in Randolph County, North Carolina. In 1850 he was living in Morgan County, Tenn. with his wife Mary COE, age 48 born in Tenn. F-James SNOW was born in 1801 in North Carolina. In 1850 he was living in Morgan County, Tenn. near five other SNOW families. His wife's name in the census is difficult to read; it looks like Caisey. She was born in 1802 in South Carolina. Submitted by Researcher Jeanne Rinear,, research of Thomas G. Webb, DeKalb County Historian.
Ebenezar SNOW, married wife Sally Wicker in Surry County, North Carolina, Father № 10 or 17 William B. SNOW, (b. cira 1720 Duck Creek, Delaware, d. Cira 1783 probably Surry Co. Norh Carolina) mother Hanna(?Martha) Hawkins at least seven children (Children: William , Ebenezer, John, Isaac, Joseph, Benjamin, William).
Ebenezar SNOW's son Eli Warren SNOW, served in Civil War, was a prisoner twice, died in Texas (Montague County).
Eli Warren SNOW enlisted in June 1861 in CO H 23 Rgmt. Infantry. He was captured at Fort Donalson, Tippah Co. Ms. on 6 Oct.1863. by major Smith then sent to Memphis, Tn. for exchange to Camp Douglas in Ill. transfered to Alton Military Prison, Ill. on 21 October 1863 and on to Ft Delaware on 4 April 1864 and kept a prisoner for the rest of the war. released 1865. Paters say. Complexion: Ruddy, Hair: Light, Eyes: Blue, Height: 6ft. Submitted by Jean Jennings <>

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