Posted By:Donna Langley
Subject:Re: Robert Childress Sr Family of 96th Judicial District,SC 1760 - 1860
Post Date:October 12, 2005 at 17:48:35
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Forum:Anderson County, SC Genealogy Forum
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I was searching for my elusive Jacob DAVIS, knowing he was in TN... came across this posting. This is Cocke County TN. I know your Robert is in Georgia, but thought I would pass it on anyway.



Tennessee officially became the 16th state on June 1, 1796, and Carter
County was created two months earlier on April 9 by the First General
Assembly of Tennessee. The territory that made up Carter County was removed
from Washington County, and the new county was named after Landon Carter,
who was a Revolutionary War soldier and son of John Carter, a prominent
Wataugan leader

Cocke County, located at the foot of the Great Smokey Mountains, was created
by an act of the state's general assembly on Oct. 9, 1797, from part of
Jefferson County. It was named after William Cocke, a prominent military
leader, civil officer and landowner in Tennessee. He was also one of the
first two U.S. senators from Tennessee. On Feb. 5, 1799, John Nave Sr. of
Cocke County conveyed to his son John Nave Jr. of Cocke County, land on
Pigeon River, adjoining Henry Nave's part of the original grant No. 1067,
for 100 Virginia money, according to Whitley

. #1241 Henry Nave - 226 acres - Cocke County - on Sinking Creek
*******Jacob Davis******* corner,John Nave's line, Sevierville Road,
crossing road, corner with William Collector, Collector's line, corner to
Collector and Ambrose Cobb, Yates Road-CC Robert Childres and Andrew Donovan
Surveyed ******January 13, 1807********