Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tennessee Gazette 1801 Continued 2

Continued from yesterday.

September 9: *For sale, the 250 acre tract where Dr. Mark B. Sappington now lives at the mouth of White Creek.  Roger B. Sappington.
*Edward Swanson gives public notice that Absalom Tatum is his agent in securing witnesses concerning the pre-emption of his land in Williamson County.
*Died at Wilkinsonville on Thursday the 20th, Col. David Strong of the 2nd United States Regiment.

October 28: *The banns of matrimony were published for Jacob Black and Sally White.
*Wanted, a miller.  James Winchester.

November 11: *On the 8th of January, 1802, there will be a public sale in Robertson County of the 640 acres on Buzzard Creek belonging to John Ellis. The property was taken at the influence of George Gordon.  Jas. Menees, S.R.C.

December 2: *A brown horse was stolen from Jesse Hudson on Dry Creek, Davidson County.  There is a generous reward upon its return.
*Henry Beeler was convicted of horse stealing in the Superior Court of the District of Mero. He is to be executed on the 29th.
*Benjamin Kuykendal was acquitted for horse stealing.
*Samuel Carmar, convicted of larceny May last, was sentenced to death on the 29th.
*Ch. V. Lorumifer is opening a school in Nashville.

Well, there you have it: a synopsis of 1801 according to the Tennessee Gazette. They definitely had their good times and bad times just like we do.   I wish these people could see Nashville today.

You never know what you will find if you spend enough time at the library.  Thank you, Ben Franklin, for insisting that our new country form public libraries where all citizens have access to books and information.