Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Another First Family of Tennessee

In November 1795, my 6th-great-grandfather, Samuel Hampton, bought 90 acres of land in Sullivan County, Tennessee. This transaction is recorded in the Sullivan County Land Deeds, which provides the documentation necessary for another branch of my tree to qualify for First Families of Tennessee status. For the moment, Samuel is the earliest Hampton I have been able to track.

Land Purchase from Job Key

This Indenture made this 24th of November 1795 between Job Key of the one part and Samuel Hampton of the other part, both of the County of Sullivan and Territory South of Ohio. Witnesseth that and in consideration of the sum of fifty pounds in hand paid at the sealing and delivering of these presents the said Job Key doth hereby acknowledge he hath bargained and sold in fee simple and confirmed unto the said Samuel Hampton and to his heirs and forever a certain tract of land containing ninety acres be the same more or less lying and being in the County aforesaid and bounded as followeth.

Viz beginning at two hickory saplins thence north 17 degrees west 105 poles to a pine tree thence west 132 poles to a white oak thence south 10 poles to a white on Nicholas Rogers line thence with the same south 36 degrees east 128 poles to his corner white oak thence east 84 poles to a stake thence a straight line to the beginning together with all woods and waters and every other thing belonging to the same and I the said Job Key do and my heirs warrant and forever defend the above mentioned land and every part thereof unto the said Samuel Hampton and to his heirs forever in witness whereof I the said Job Key have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered, Job Key {Seal}

In the presents of us, John Anderson, John Fegan

Sullivan November Sessions 1795 the within deed was acknowledged in open Court by Job Key a party thereto. Test. Matthew Rhea C.J.C. December 15, 1795 then registered.
Samuel bought 500 acres on Beaver Creek from James King on 18 January 1813 (in two separate 250 acres transactions). King was the founder of the great Iron Works in Sullivan County. A month later, Samuel sold a tract of land on Beaver Creek to Elisha Cole. In August 1814, Samuel sold 40 acres to Benjamin Phillips and 23 acres to William King.

In August 1815, Samuel sold 200 acres on Beaver Creek to William King. This property was along a wagon road neighboring Benjamin Phillips' land and William Rhea.

I will cover a few more land transactions by Samuel Hampton in the next post.

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