Abstracts of Deeds Involving Col. William Clift
1825 - 1892
   

Transcribed and abstracted by Bruce Clift
gen@bkclift.com

 

Abstracts for deeds involving Col. William Clift, taken from deed books 1-148 (1825-1899) of Hamilton County TN. Includes deeds involving his partnership with Robert C. McRee, deeds of his widow Elizabeth H. Clift, and estate settlements among his heirs.

 

Each entry heading indicates the deed book volume and page number, the date of the deed, and a brief description of the contents.

 

Abbreviations:

a      acres

C&M    Clift & McRee

CD     Civil District

E      East

EHC    Elizabeth H. Clift

GA     Georgia

JWC    James W. Clift

N      North

NE     Northeast

NW     Northwest

o      degrees

R      Range

Regd   Registered

RR     Railroad

S      South

SE     Southeast

SW     Southwest

T      Township

TN     Tennessee

TX     Texas

VA     Virginia

W      West

WC     William Clift

 

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1-79 7/20/1825 C&M bought 400 a

 

7/20/1825. Charles McClung (Knox Co. TN) & James Cozby by William Smith attorney to Robert C. McRee & William Clift. $800. 400 acres, N side of TN River, W bank of Sale Creek, corner Eagleton's 640 acre survey. Witness Wm. McRee, G. W. Haaslet. Proved 2/1826 by William Smith. Regd 3/2/1826 Book A p. 114-115.

 

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1-95 11/8/1826 C&M bought 125 a

 

11/8/1826. Charles McClung (Knox Co. TN) & James Cozby by William Smith attorney to Robert McRee & William Clift. $250. 125 acres, both sides of Soddy Creek. Witness William McGill, John McGill. Proved 5/1827 by William McGill and John McGill. Regd 9/18/1827 Book A p. 130.

 

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1-144 4/6/1830 C&M secured debt for mill stones

 

4/6/1830. Deed of Trust. William Archer indebted to William Clift and Robert C. McRee for "one pair of mill stones of the following kind and discription to wit: to be cut in Rawlines Jameses quary in grainger County E TN to be cut in a complete and workmanlike manner to be of the pure cellith TN Ball to be between forty two and forty eight inches in diameter between sixteen and twenty inches thick to be purfectly sound and to be composed of gray rock or flint and intirely clare of blue or black flint" for which Clift & McRee paid Archer at rate of $1/inch each stone. Also indebted $140 "to be discharged in cattle under four year old." For security Archer grants to Daniel Henderson Esquire land where he lives both sides Chickamauga Creek, forfeit if not paid by 12/25 next. Witness Robert Cozby. Proved 8/23/1830 by Cozby & McRee. Regd 12/13/1830 Book A p. 202.

 

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2-58 5/27/1833 WC gave horses

 

5/27/1833. Deed of Gift. William Clift to Emaline Johnson and Caswell Johnson. Boy mare age 13, yearling black colt with a star in forehead and some white on nose, both purchased at sheriff sale 11/24/1832 at suit of John Alfred v. Elliott Johnson & others. No witness. Proved 5/27/1833 by donor. Regd 6/6/1833 Book B p. 75.

 

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2-59 5/27/1833 C&M secured cash debt

 

5/27/1833. Deed of Trust. James Kenny to pay John Sterling $150 and Clift & McRee $211 by 5/8 next. Secured by land on Mountain Creek for $361 granted to Berry Brown. Witness Thos. I. Campbell, Elijah Thurman. Proved 5/27/1833 by Campbell and Thurman. Regd 6/6/1833 Book B p. 76-77.

 

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2-60 5/10/1833 C&M bought 306 a

 

5/10/1833. Warrantee deed of conveyance. Cornelius Milliken to Clift & McRee. $450. 306 acres in 4 tracts. Tract 1: Corner of Boylston & Roger's entry #1, Stringer's Corner. Tract 2: Corner of Benjamin Cherry entry #5 1826, top of Mountain Creek Ridge. Tract 3: Daniel Cunningham 50 acre entry, Milliken's survey. Tract 4: Fork of a branch near William Jones old improvement. Witness Elija Rogers, James Kenny. Proved 5/28/1833 by Milliken. Regd 6/7/1833 Book B p. 78-79.

 

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2-178 8/24/1835 C&M bought 128 a

 

8/24/1835. George Washington McGill to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $312.50. 306 acres, TN River, corner Carter's heirs. No witness. Proved by McGill 8/24/1835. Regd 9/7/1835 Book B p. 229-230.

 

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3-2 12/7/1830 C&M bought 100 a

 

12/7/1830. Charles McClung (Knox Co. TN) & James Cozby by William Smith their attorney in fact to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $100. 100 acres, beginning W bank of Soddy Creek just above their water race, Brown's spring branch, Brown's & Hannah's corner, Clift & McRee corner near McRee's house, crossing creek. Witness Robert Cozby, James Smith. Proved by William Smith 10/19/1835. Regd 11/19/1835 Book C p. 2-3.

 

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3-6 7/30/1838 C&M sold 100 a

 

7/30/1838. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Rogers. $146.50. 100 acres, line of 20,000 acre survey. Witness William Archer, Robert Cozby. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/30/1838. Regd 8/9/1838 Book H p. 6.

 

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3-30 7/7/1836 C&M bought 1550 a

 

7/7/1836. Mathew McClung and Hugh McClung Executors of Charles McClung Sr. deceased of Knox Co. to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $3500. Portion of 20,000 acre survey in Hamilton Co. on N side of TN River, excepting timber land adjoining lands of Hugh L. McClung marked for Hugh by Benjamin B. Cannon, and excepting lands previously conveyed by William Smith & Daniel Henderson as agents of Charles McClung. Witness Wm. B. French, E. Alexander. Proved Knox Co. by Mathew & Hugh L. McClung 7/7/1836. State tax 155 cents recd. supposing there to be 1,547.50 acres. Regd Hamilton Co. 7/28/1836 Book C p. 51-52.

 

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3-38 4/28/1836 C&M sold 100 a

 

4/28/1836. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Jacob Roberts. $250. 100 acres, mountain valley, line of 20,000 acres survey at foot of the Mountain. Witness George Rogers, William W. Rogers. Clift ackd. 1st 5/2/1836, McRee ackd. 10/3/1836. Proved 10/3/1836 by Clift & McRee. Regd 10/5/1836 Book C p. 62-63.

 

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3-39 7/26/1836 C&M sold 390 a

 

7/26/1836. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Hopper. $500. 390 acres, Lick Branch, corner Elisha Askew, Weaver's line. Witness Thos. Moreland, Gipson Witt. Proved by Clift & McRee 10/3/1836. Regd 10/20/1836 Book C p. 63-65.

 

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3-40 5/2/1836 C&M sold 100 a

 

5/2/1836. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Elisha Askew. $50. 100 acres, Lick Branch, corner of tract purchased of Elisha Bullard, Thomas Laymon's line. Witness John Hopper, John Rogers. Proved by Clift & McRee 10/3/1836. Regd 10/27/1836 Book C p. 65-66.

 

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3-63 8/25/1836 WC sold 90 a

 

8/25/1836. William Clift to Ninion Roberts. 90 acres, W fork of Chickamauga Creek, Cozby's corners, Smith's line. Witness Wm. Smith, Jacob Roberts, J. W. Cozby. Proved by William Clift 2/6/1837. Regd 2/9/1837 Book C p. 102-103.

 

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3-66 3/23/1836 C&M bought 400 a

 

3/23/1836. Jesse Walker to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $150. 400 acres on Wallen's Ridge of Coumberlan Mountain, corner to 2000 acre survey at foot of mountain at pond of water near John Hoppers on waters of Falling Water Creek. Witness Wm. McRee, Wm. McGill. Proved by Jesse Walker 3/6/1837. Regd 3/8/1837 Book C p. 105-107.

 

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3-71 1/13/1837 C&M sold 1000 a

 

1/13/1837. William Clift & Robert C. McRee, conveyors of Mathey McClung & Hugh L. McClung, executors of Charles McClung, to Asahel Rawlings. $600. 1000 acres, on Prairie Creek, Gum Swamp & Lick Branch of N Chickamauga Creek including Gum Swamp and Columbia Ridge, part of tract #1 part of 2000 acre tract between Charles McClung & three heirs of James Cozby, corner to Asahel Rawling's 632 acre tract purchased of Richard G. Waterhouse, corner Rawling's 200 acre tract purchased of McClung & James Cozby, line of Rawling's 638 acre tract purchased of McClung & Cozby, corner Thomas Layman, corner Elisha Askew's 100 acre tract purchased of McClung, John Hopper's line. Witness John Corvett, A. M. Rawlings, James B. Roberson, Joel Hale. Proved by Robert C. McRee 1/13/1837 and William Clift 3/6/1837. Regd 4/4/1837 Book C p. 113-115.

 

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3-101 3/6/1837 C&M sold 150 a

 

3/7/1837. William Clift & Robert McRee to James McDonald. $25. 150 acres, William Rogers' upper corner next to mountain on which he lives on Sale Creek, Park's line, line of 20000 acre survey, old Indian boundary line, Shelton's or Johnson's line. Witness S. T. Igors, George Lovelady. Proved by William Clift 3/6/1837 and Robert C. McRee 7/25/1837. Regd 8/1/1837 Book C p. 157.

 

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4-5 7/30/1838 WC sold 80 a

 

7/30/1838. William Clift to James W. & Robert Cozby. $80. 80 acres, steep ridge corner to Charles McClung's 600 acre survey, on Chickamauga Creek, Norman's line, mouth of Falling Water Creek. [witnesses and authentication on missing page of deed] Regd Book D p. 5.

 

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4-18 7/19/1838 C&M sold 200 a

 

7/19/1838. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Elizabeth Gann. $150. 200 acres, corner to Elizabeth Gann's former survey, George Rogers' line, foot of the Mountain, line of 20,000 acre survey. Witness Robert Cozby, Isaiah Barnes. Proved by Robert Cozby and Isaiah Barnes 11/2/1838. Regd 11/3/1838 Book D p. 15-16.

 

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4-77 3/1/1839 C&M sold 50 a

 

3/1/1839. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to James W. and Robert Cozby. $20. 50 acres, line of Cozby's old survey, Lewis' line, Rogers' line, Cozby's Vandergriff's corner. Witness Jane Smith. Proved by Robert C. McRee 3/26/1839 and William Clift 4/22/1839. Regd 4/29/1839 Book D p. 76-77.

 

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4-92 3/7/1838 WC bought 200 a

 

3/7/1838. James Roark to William Clift. $500. 200 acres, Sale Creek below a large spring to the end of a bluff. Witness John Roark, Hardy Hughes. Proved by James Roark 2/19/1839. Regd 5/7/1839 Book D p. 91.

 

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4-93 10/25/1836 WC bought 310 a

 

10/25/1836. William Blythe to William Clift. $1900. 310 acres in 2 tracts. Tract #1: 200 acres, both sides of Sale Creek. Tract #2: W bank of Sale Creek. Witness W. J. Abel, John Roark, Robert C. McRee. Proved by John Roark and Robt. C. McRee 2/19/1839. Regd 5/7/1839 Book D p. 92.

 

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4-184 2/18/1839 C&M sold 250 a

 

2/18/1839. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Hughs Jr. $400. 250 acres, Chickamauga Creek, corner to Gillespie's survey of 640 acres, steep ridge in Smith's Reservation line. Wigness William McRee, James Varner. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee 11/28/1839. Regd 1/6/1840 Book D p. 177-178.

 

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4-214 9/20/1839 C&M sold 100 a

 

9/20/1839. William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $60. 100 acres [details not readable in original deed book]. Witness M. Wallace, A. Willoughby, B. B. Cannon. Proved by Robert C. McRee and William Clift 9/20/1839. Regd Book D p. 206.

 

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4-215 9/20/1839. C&M sold 50 a

 

9/20/1839. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Parrott. 50 acres [price, land details, and witnesses not readable in original deed book]. Proved 3/23/1840. Regd 3/28/1840 Book D p. 207.

 

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4-216 9/20/1839 C&M sold land

 

9/20/1839? William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Rogers. Adjacent to lots No. 6 and 7 [many details not readable in original deed book]. Witness N. Harris, W. H. Lusk. Proved by Robert C. McRee 11/25/1839 and William Clift 3/23/1840. Regd 3/28/1840 Book D p. 208.

 

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4-217 9/20/1839 C&M sold land

 

9/20/1839? William Clift & Robert C. McRee to ??? [most detail unreadable]. Proved by Robert C. McRee 11/25/1839 and William Clift 3/23/1840. Regd 3/28/1840 Book D p. 209.

 

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4-2265/4/1840 C&M sold 150 a

 

5/4/1840? [missing 4-226] William Clift & Robert C. McRee. 150 acres, McSpadder line. Witness William D. Everett, William Hughs. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee 5/4/1840. Regd 5/7/1840 Book D p. 217-218.

 

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4-227 2/10/1839 C&M sold 400 a

 

2/10/1839. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Gilbert Vandergriff. 400 acres [details unreadable in original deed book]. Witness John Hopper, Emanuel Rose. Proved by william Clift 3/23/1840 and Robert C. McRee 5/4/1840. Regd 5/7/1840 Book D p. 218-219.

 

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4-265 6/26/1840 C&M bought 151 a

 

6/26/1840. Daniel J. Rawlings to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $2500. 151 acres, SE bank of TN River, 7th CD, Ocoee District, SE 1/4 of section 17 T4 R3, line of grant to Aaron M. Rawlings, sold to Daniel J. Rawlings of #155, entry #295 dated 1/18/1839. Witness Anderson A. Vinson, J. W. Scott. Proved by Daniel J. Rawlings 6/27/1840. Regd Book D p. 255-256.

 

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4-388 6/30/1836 C&M sold 1000 a

 

6/30/1836. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Thomas Parks. $150. 1000 acres, corner John Patterson, Rocky Creek, 50 acres survey sold by William Smith attorney of Charles McClung and James Cozby to John Patterson, Thomas Coulter's line on tract where he now lives, William Rogers' line, Wallen's Ridge. Witness B. B. Cannon & John Patterson as to McRee, and James L. Reed & William Parks as to Clift. Proved by Robert C. McRee 7/1/1841 and William Parks 7/2/1840 and James L. Reed 7/7/1841. Regd 7/7/1841 Book D p. 381-382.

 

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4-440. 9/6/1841 C&M divided 7500 a

 

9/6/1841. Deed of Partition.

 

Robert C. McRee to William Clift: 3500 acres in 2 tracts. Tract #1: 1500 acres, head of Spring where Clift & McRee now live, Soddy Creek, TN River, corner tract Clift & McRee bought of George McGill, Shipley's line, Opossum Creek, Pendergrass's line, mouth of a hollow near road leading to McGill's ferry on TN River, top of steep ridge opposite to M. Meer's Mills, Spring Branch, Benjamin Wallace line, McRee line. Tract #2: 2000 acres, Sale Creek, TN River, mouth of hollow below Spring Branch, line of equal distance between Sale Creek and Opossum Creek, road that leads from Heckman's to Wiley's, Opossum Creek, line of 20,000 acre survey, Sale Creek.

 

William Clift to Robert C. McRee: 4000 acres in 4 tracts. Tract #1: 400 acres, head of Spring where Clift & McRee now live, corner to James Verner, W bank of Soddy Creek. Tract #2: 600 acres, TN River just below the mouth of Soddy Creek, Carter's line, William Clift's line. Tract #3: 1500 acres, William Clift's corner on the W bank of Soddy Creek near an old Stone Coal House just below McRee's Mill, Benjamin Wallace line, Little Soddy Creek, John Brown's line, Big Soddy Creek, line of 20,000 acre survey, Opossum Creek, Nimrod Pendergrass's line, Ridcle Hollow near road leading to McGill's Ferry. Tract #4: 1500 acres, TN River below mouth of a spring branch about 646 poles below the mouth of Sale Creek, mouth of Opossum Creek, 50 poles below where Edward Wyley now lives, road leading from Wyley's to Hickman's on Sale Creek, line halfway between Opossum and Sale Creeks, William Clift's corner.

 

Witness Jame T. Gardenhue, Thomas Windham. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee in Harrison 9/6/1841. Regd 9/26/1841 Book D p. 424-427.

 

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4-447 9/1/1837 C&M sold 50 a N Chickamauga Creek

 

9/1/1837. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Aaron Newman (Anderson Co. TN). $100. 50 acres, N Chickamauga Creek, Charles Smith's line. Witness Nirion Roberts, Thomas Jennings. Proved by William Clift & Robert McRee in Harrison 9/6/1841. Regd 9/28/1841 Book D p. 429-430.

 

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4-448 9/6/1841 WC sold 151 a (SE 1/4 of S17 T4 R3)

 

9/6/1841. William Clift to Robert C. McRee. $1250. 151 acres, Ocoee District on TN River, SE 1/4 of Section 17 T4 R3, line of grant to Aaron M. Rawlings, sold to Daniel J. Rawlings of #155, entry #295 dated 1/18/1839. Witness Thomas Windham, James T. Gardenhire. Proved by William Clift in Harrison 9/6/1841. Regd 9/28/1841 Book D p. 430-431.

 

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4-451 5/16/1840 C&M sold 30 a

 

5/16/1840. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Lewis Verner. $15. 30 acres, 12th CD, corner to Lewis Verner and Gideon Lovelady's former tracts, Hasten Poe's line, corner to Woodford Hanna. Witness James Verner, Jacob Boland. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee in Harrison 9/6/1841. Regd Book D p. 433.

 

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4-453 5/16/1840 C&M sold 400 a

 

5/16/1840. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to James Verner. $50. 400 acres, 12th CD, Gideon Lovelady's line near a branch, SE corner of Lovelady's and Varner's 70 acre tract. Witness Lewis Varner, Gideon Lovelady. Regd Book D p. 436-437.

 

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5-135 6/25/1842 C&M sold 200 a

 

6/25/1842. William Clift and Robert C. McRee to George W. Rogers. $400. 200 acres, 1st CD, corner Asahel Rawlings, Henry Rogers' line, Gum Swamp and Columba Ridge tract partitioned of 20,000 acre tract between Charles McClung and James Cozby's heirs. Witness A. G. W. Puckett, John R. Williamson. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee 6/25/1842. Regd 6/25/1842 Book E p. 135-136.

 

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5-214 11/28/1842 WC & Thatcher bought 419 a

 

11/28/1842. John Taliaferro to William Clift & Samuel S. Thatcher. $1500. 419 acres in 5 tracts. Tract #1: 15 acres, grant #22850 to Wm. Kelley where Taliaferro formerly lived, N bank of TN River at mouth of Middle Creek, foot of the mountain, including upper and lower mills both saw and grist mills on Middle Creek. Tract #2: 49 acres, below former Quall's Mill, line of tract #1, TN River. Tract #3: 26 acres, grant #17515 to Tallifero, side of Wallen's Ridge, Waddle Creek, corner Williams & Milliken's 50 acre tract. Tract #4: 20 acres, grant #17517 to Tallifero, N side Kelly's Turnpike road, corner Arnold Moss. Tract #5: 308 acres, grant #17525 to George W. Williams, side of Wallen's Ridge a short distance above the Suck, TN River near a camp formerly occupied by James and Arnold Moss, line of William's 50 acre entry, Suck Creek, line of H. Hunter's 25 acre entry. Witness Jona Wood, Robt. Pierce. Proved by John Taliaferro in Harrison 11/28/1842. Regd 11/28/1842 Book E p. 214-215.

 

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5-294 4/11/1843. WC trustee for loan

 

4/11/1843. Deed of Trust. William McGill indebted to Benj. B. Cannon for $828.32 by four notes payable in lumber on the mill yard, $28.32 balance of $200 note due 12/25/1841, $200 due 12/25/1842, $300 due 12/25/1843, $300 due 12/25/1844. For security McGill grants to William Clift 642.5 acres in 4 tracts all in 12th CD: Tract #1: 100 acres, W bank of Soddy Creek, John Abel's line, foot of the mountain. Tract #2: 40 acres, Soddy Cove, corner to tract #1, top of high ridge of the mountain, Big Soddy Creek. Tract #3: 200 acres, top of mountain on the gulf of Big Soddy Creek, Deep Creek, Little Soddy Creek. Tract #4: 302.5 acres, adjoining Benjamin Wallace, two spring branches. Also secured by property: one set of black smith tools, three-horse waggon, side saddle, bay horse, 8-day mantle clock, bureau, fire dogs, loom. Witness Jno. T. Jones, A. S. Caldwell. Proved by William McGill in Harrison 4/11/1843. Regd 4/10/1843 Book E p. 294-295.

 

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5-303 5/20/1843 WC bought 200 a at auction

 

5/20/1843. Drury P. Armstrong (Knox Co. TN), General Assignee in Bankruptcy, to William Clift. Bankruptcy of Jesse Redman in District Court of the US for the Eastern District of TN, filed 10/4/1842, granted 11/7/1842. $1.50 at auction in Harrison. 200 acres, Dry Valley, where Redman lived at filing of petition. Witness J. R. Williamson, H. J. Harris. Proved by Drury P. Armstrong 5/20/1843. Regd 5/22/1843 Book --- p. 304-306.

 

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5-305 5/20/1843 WC bought 300 a at auction

 

5/20/1843. Drury P. Armstrong (Knox Co. TN), General Assignee in Bankruptcy, to William Clift. Bankruptcy of Nathan Shipley in District Court of the US for the Eastern District of TN, filed 8/23/1842, granted 11/7/1842. $0.50 at auction in Harrison. 300 acres, half of 600 acre tract, river hills, near mill place. Witness J. R. Williamson, H. J. Harris. Proved by Drury P. Armstrong 5/20/1843. Regd 5/22/1843 Book E p. 305-306.

 

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5-341 7/17/1843 C&M bought 400 a

 

On 6/2/1841, before Hamilton Co. J.P. Thomas W. Spicer Esq., William Rogers recovered judgment for $132.45 against Gilbert Vandegriff. On 11/18/1841 Deputy Sheriff A. M. Rogers levied tract of land in 2nd CD adjoining Charles M. Smith, John Coffee & others (Book D p. 218-219). Also, before Hamilton Co. J.P. James Clift Esq., Clift & McRee recovered several judgments against Gilbert Vandegriff: on 6/13/1840 for $149.42, on 6/27/1840 for $153.50, on 6/27/1840 for $124.75. On 11/10/1841 Constable John Brown levied tract of land adjoining James Smith containing 400 acres. Land advertised by sheriff  in Chattanooga Gazette, sold at Harrison courthouse door 2/12/1842 to James Smith for $305, but he refused to pay. Land advertised again, sold in Harrison on 6/25/1842 to Bery B. Cannon for $35. On 7/8/1843 Robert C. McRee paid this $35 plus costs of all judgments, total $425.60.

 

7/17/1843. Sheriff James M. Anderson to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $425.60. 400 acres. Witness L. Guthrie, B. B. Cannon. Proved by James M. Anderson in Harrison 7/17/1843. Regd 7/17/1843 Book E p. 341-342.

 

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5-385 11/18/1843 C&M gave 100 a to BW

 

11/18/1843. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Benjamin Wallace. 100 acres, corner William McGill & Benjamin Wallace, Valley Road, Dallas Road. Witness Robt. W. Coulter, James W. Clift. Proved by Clift & McRee 1/8/1844. Regd 1/10/1844 Book E p. 385-386.

 

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5-386 1/8/1844 WC bought 84.25 a

 

1/8/1844. Newton McGill to William Clift. $300. 84.25 acres, TN River between mouths of Soddy and Opossum Creeks, partitioned from William McGill decd., corner lots #6 and #8. Witness Simpson Brock, --- McGill. Proved by Newton McGill 1/8/1844. Regd 1/10/1844 Book E p. 386-387.

 

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5-387 2/24/1843 WC bought 142 a

 

2/24/1843. William McGill to William Clift. $660. 142 acres, TN River between mouths of Opossum & Soddy Creeks, lots #5 & #6 of river plantation formerly belonging to Captain Wm. McGill and conveyed by him to Wm. Smith attorney for Charles McClung and James Cozby, set apart for Wm. McGill and James McGill, corner lots #4 & #7. Witness D. R. Sykes, Edward McDonald. Proved by Wm. McGill 1/8/1844. Regd 1/10/1844 Book E p. 387.

 

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5-388 5/12/1840. WC bought 250 a

 

5/12/1840. Edward W. Wyley to William Clift. $1000. 250 acres, N side Sale Creek, corner to Gamble heirs. Witness Robert C. McRee, Allen Walker. Proved by McRee and Walker 1/8/1844. Regd 1/10/1844 Book E p. 388.

 

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6-5 5/25/1844 WC sold 450 a

 

5/25/1844. William Clift to Robert W. Coulter & Edward McDonald. $1500. 450 acres in 2 tracts: Tract #1 250 acres, both sides Sale Creek, 11th CD, corner to Gamble's heirs. Tract #2: 200 acres, Sale Creek below a large spring at the end of a bluff. Witness James W. Clift, Josiah Dade. Proved by William Clift 6/20/1844. Regd 7/4/1844 Book F p. 5-6.

 

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6-6 5/10/1844 WC gave 310 a to daughters

 

5/10/1844. Deed of Gift. William Clift to Robert W. & America W. Coulter and Edward & Betsy Agnes McDonald. 310 acres in two tracts, 11th CD. Tract #1: 200 acres, W bank Sale Creek. Tract #2: 110 acres, W bank Sale Creek. Proved by William Clift 6/20/1844. Regd 7/4/1844 Book F p. 6.

 

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6-64 5/9/1844 C&M sold 60 a

 

5/9/1844. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Robert L. Gamble administrator of the estate of David F. Gamble. $60. 60 acres, David F. Gamble's line. Witness Robert W. Coulter, James W. Clift. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/2/1844. Regd 9/3/1844 Book E p. 64-65.

 

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6-165 10/14/1843 C&M sold 122 a

 

10/14/1843. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Jefferson E. Sawyer. $252. 122 acres, both sides of Valley Road, part of lots #4 & #5 in dry valley. Witness James Weir, Sleptren D. Brown. Proved by William Clift & Robert C. McRee 7/29/1845. Regd 7/29/1845.

 

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6-181 9/16/1844 C&M sold 180 a

 

9/16/1844. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Absolem Calcer. $60. 180 acres, 2nd CD, N Chickamauga Creek, corner Gilbert Vandegriff, line of James Brown Reservation. Witness Jessee Walker, Robert W. Coulter. Proved by Clift & McRee 9/4/1845. Regd 9/14/1845 Book F p. 181.

 

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6-216 11/24/1845 C&M sold 24 a

 

11/24/1845. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Nimian Roberts. $29. 24 acres, 2nd CD, W fork of Chickamauga Creek, Charles Smith's line, N Chickamauga Creek. Witness Saml. Hamill, Absalom Sucer. Proved by Clift & McRee 11/26/1845. Regd 12/1/1845 Book F p. 216.

 

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6-226 10/18/1837 C&M granted 5000 a

 

10/18/1837. State of TN to Clift & McRee. No. 21,392. Entry #122 1/21/1835. 5000 acres, Opossum Creek, foot of Wallen's Ridge, northern county line, line of 20,000 acre survey, conveyed 2/2/1837.

 

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6-226 11/29/1836 C&M granted 400 a

 

11/29/1836. State of TN to Clift & McRee. No. 20,307. Entry #81 10/3/1832 for John Brown, assigned to Clift & McRee. 400 acres, Little Soddy Creek at the fall of the Creek, Wallen's Ridge, Big Soddy Creek, main NW bluff of creek, excluding 200 acre tract surveyed for John Myers 1/8/1835. Regd 12/11/1845 Book F p. 226-227.

 

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6-227 11/20/1836 C&M granted 50 a

 

11/20/1836. State of TN to Clift & McRee. No. 20,308. Entry #122 1/21/1835. 50 acres, Big Soddy Creek, surveyed 1/27/1835. Regd 12/12/1845 Book F p. 227.

 

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6-293 2/1/1845 WC bought land

 

2/1/1845. James Clift & Elizabeth Clift to William Clift. $400. Land, TN River between mouths of Opossum and Soddy Creeks, lot #8 of tract belonging to estate of William McGill, corner to lot #7. Witness William T. Kigers, Geo. K. Cannon. Proved by James & Elizabeth Clift 2/1/1845. Regd 2/16/1846 Book F p. 291.

 

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6-301 4/22/1846 C&M sold 200 a

 

4/22/1846. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to James Gasque. $50. 200 acres, Gothard's line. Witness Lewis Patterson, A. A. Person. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/26/1846. Regd 7/26/1846 Book F p. 301.

 

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6-302 4/22/1846 C&M sold 100 a

 

4/22/1846. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Joseph Mock. $30. 100 acres, lane between Mock & Mrs. Green, Gothard's corner, Patterson's line. Witness Lewis Patterson, A. A. Person. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/26/1846. Regd 7/26/1846 Book F p. 302.

 

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6-313 9/27/1844 C&M sold 204 a

 

9/27/1844. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to William K. Gray. $600. 204 acres, 3rd CD, dry valley, both sides Valley Road, top of a ridge, corner to Alfred M. Rogers, corner Jefferson Sawyer. Witness Robt. W. Coulter, James Witt. Proved by Clift & McRee 8/5/1846. Regd 8/7/1846 Book F p. 313.

 

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6-387 2/25/1847 C&M sold 200 a

 

2/25/1847. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Coffee. $210. 200 acres, top of ridge in line of lot #2 in Dry Valley, corner to Samuel Bryson, corner lots #1 & #2, corner Preston Grimes. Witness Samuel Bryson, Jary H. Magill. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/1/1847. Regd 3/10/1847 Book F p. 387.

 

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6-388 3/1/1847 C&M sold 107 a

 

3/1/1847. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Alfred M. Rogers. $20. 107 acres, 3rd CD, top of Mountain Creek Ridge, line of John Foust, top of middle Ridge, line of lot #5 in Dry Valley, corner said Rogers former tract. Witness Sam. A. McKenzie, Frances A. Carender. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/1/1847. Regd 3/10/1847 Book F p. 388.

 

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6-392 2/25/1847 C&M sold 150 a

 

2/25/1847. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Samuel Bryson. $200. 150 acres, part of lot #2 in Dry Valley, corner Berry Brown, line of lots #2 & #3. Witness John Coffee & Jary H. Magill. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/1/1847. Regd 3/11/1847 Book F p. 392.

 

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6-493 5/13/1847 C&M sold 200 a

 

5/13/1847. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Ninion Roberts & Emmerson Roberts. $150. 200 acres, Wallen's Ridge, Falling Water Creek, line of 2000 acre survey, Gilbert Vandegriff's line. Witness John Coffee Frances A. Casender. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/31/1847. Regd 11/28/1847 Book F p. 493.

 

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7-40 1/13/1848 WC sold 47 a

 

1/13/1848. William Clift to William Nickman Jun. $50. 47 acres, Rocky Creek, corner Lewis Patterson, corner Thomas Coulter, main valley road where it crosses the creek, corner to Gothard's. Witness Robert C. McRee, Robt. W. Coulter. Proved by Wm. Clift 3/28/1848. Regd 3/28/1848 Book G p. 40.

 

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7-64 12/8/1846 WC bought 417 a

 

12/8/1846. Samuel S. Hatcher to William Clift. $1225. One half of 417 acres in 5 tracts. Tract #1: 15 acres, 3rd CD, N bank TN River at mouth of Mill Creek, foot of Mountain, includes upper and lower sawmill on said Middle Creek, granted to Wm. Kelley. Tract #2: 49 acres, below formerly Quol's Mill, line tract #1, TN River. Tract #3: 25 acres, granted to John Tallifero #17513, Wallen's Ridge, Middle Creek, corner Williams' and Milliken's 50 acre tract. Tract #4: 20 acres, granted to John Tallifero #17517, N side of Kelley's Turnpike Road, corner Arnold Maps. Tract #5: 308 acres, granted to George W. Williams #17525, side of Wallen's Ridge a short distance above the suck, TN River near a camp formerly occupied by James & Arnold Moss, line of Williams' 50 acre entry, Sack Creek, line of Wm. H. Hunter's 25 acre entry. Witness Robert C. McRee, James W. Clift. Proved by Robert C. McRee 4/22/1848 (James Clift clerk). Regd 4/26/1848 Book G p. 64.

 

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7-412 1/2/1849 WC trustee

 

1/2/1849. Deed of Trust. Gilbert W. Dearing borrows $400 from Edward W. Wyley due 1/2/1852. Security granted to William Clift: 200 acres, Opossum Creek, corner Benjamin Jones. Witness Nathan Shiply, Task P. Wiley. Proved by Gilbert W. Dearing 4/2/1849. Regd 4/2/1849 Book G p. 412.

 

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7-424 4/27/1849 C&M sold 80 a

 

4/27/1849. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to R. H. Hamble. $15. 80 acres, top of Shin Bone Ridge corner to Burkhart, Smith's line, corner Joseph Vandergriff. Witness G. W. Burkheart, F. Burkheart. Proved by Clift & McRee 5/7/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 5/7/1849 Book G p. 424.

 

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7-431 4/27/1849 C&M sold 80 a

 

4/27/1849. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to George & George W. Burkhart. $60. 80 acres, N Chickamauga Creek, corner Alexander Smith. Witness R. M. Hamell, F. Berkhart. Proved by Clift & McRee 5/7/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 5/9/1849 Book G p. 431.

 

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7-434 4/28/1849 C&M sold 100 a

 

4/28/1849. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Gilbert Vandergriff. $100. 100 acres, 3rd CD, corner Berry Brown, foot of the mountain, line of 20000 acre survey, corner George Burkhart, line of J. Vandergriff & Berry Brown. Witness John Foust, Amanda M. Foust. Proved by Clift & McRee 5/7/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 5/9/1849 Book G p.434.

 

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7-435 4/28/1849 C&M sold 100 a

 

4/28/1849. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Foust. $60 paid by William Brown. 100 acres, 3rd CD, sold to William Brown & by him to Saml. Jackson & by him to Stephen D. Brown & by him to Samuel Bryson & by him to John Foust, corner Berry Brown, Foust original line. Witness Amanda M. Foust, Rufus N. Foust. Proved by Clift & McRee 5/7/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 5/9/1849 Book G p. 435.

 

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7-436 5/1/1849 C&M sold 75 a

 

5/1/1849. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Alfred M. Rogers. $15. 75 acres, 3rd CD, corner Rogers original survey, western of 20000 acre survey. Witness R. Henderson, J. G. Innes. Proved by Clift & McRee 5/7/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 5/9/1849 Book G p. 436.

 

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8-1 4/10/1849 WC sold Harrison lot as commissioner

 

4/10/1849. William Clift, George Lutnell, Jonathan Wood, Joseph G. Smith, John Grayson, James A. Whiteside, & Henry Gotchen, commissioners of the Town of Harrison to B. B. Cannon. $141.16. Harrison lot: 25 Broadway. Proved by Clift, Wood, Smith, & Gotchen 4/10/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 4/11/1849 Book H p. 1.

 

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8-22 1/18/1848 C&M sold 224 a

 

1/18/1848. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Martin Hartman. $500. 224 acres, lot #3 in Dry Valley, both sides of Valley Road, top of a ridge corner to lot #3, corner Jefferson E. Sawyer, Berry Brown's line. Witness Anderson Campbell, Greenbery Comins. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/2/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 7/3/1849 Book H p. 22.

 

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8-37 11/1/1848 WC bought 113 a TN River

 

11/1/1848. Joseph B. Peters to William Clift. $375. 113 acres, TN River, lot #2 formerly owned by Capt. William McGill, corner lots #1 & #3. Witness Bartholomew Rogens, Newton McGill. Proved by Joseph B. Peters 7/23/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 7/25/1849 Book H p. 37.

 

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8-38 11/1/1848 WC bought 181 a TN River

 

11/1/1848. Newton McGill to William Clift. $500. 181 acres, TN River, mouth of Opossum Creek, corner tract conveyed by McClung and Cozby to Wm. McGill. Witness Bartholomew Rogens, Joseph B. Peters. Proved by Newton McGill 7/25/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 7/26/1849 Book H p. 38.

 

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8-44 8/17/1849 WC traded 200 a Opossum Creek for 320 a

 

8/17/1849. Charles Coleman to William Clift. For consideration of 200 acres, Opossum Creek. 320 acres, Wallen's Ridge of Cumberland Mountain, both sides of Poe's Turnpike Road, James Bunch's SE corner, John Henson's corner. Witness James W. Clift, Robert B. Clift. Proved by James W. & Robert B. Clift 8/18/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 8/18/1849 Book H p. 44.

 

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8-76 10/17/1849 C&M bought 640 a

 

10/17/1849. Eliza M. Gillespie (Jefferson Co. TN), on own and as administrator of George S. Gillespie, to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $2500. 640 acres, N bank of TN River, both sides of Soddy Creek, rocky bluff near the mouth of a spring branch. Witness R. M. Collister, Thomas J. N. Brown. Proved by Collister & Brown 10/17/1849. Regd 11/6/1849 Book H p. 76.

 

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8-84 1/2/1849 WC sold 200 a

 

1/2/1849. William Clift to G. W. Dearing. $150. 200 acres, Opossum Creek, corner Benjamin Jones, Hughs' line. Witness Moses Jones, Nathan Shipley. Proved by William Clift 9/17/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/20/1849 Book H p. 84.

 

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8-111 11/3/1849 WC bought 100 a

 

11/3/1849. Samuel G. Craighead to William Clift. $350. 100 acres, 12th CD, both sides of road from Harrison to Washington, corner James Finley, John Brown's line. Witness A. J. Hoodenpyl, Thomas Jones. Proved by Samuel G. Craighead 12/29/1849. Regd 1/4/1850 Book H p. 111.

 

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8-111 11/3/1849 WC bought 71 a

 

11/3/1849. Samuel G. Craighead and wife Nancy Craighead formerly Nancy McGill to William Clift. $500. 71 acres, 12th CD, lot #4 of River Plantation belonging to heirs of Capt. William McGill set apart to daughter Nancy by the commissioners of partition, corner lots #3 & #5, TN River. Witness A. J. Hoodenpyl, Thomas Jones. Proved by Samuel G. Craighead & Nancy McGill Craighead 12/29/1849 (James Clift clerk). Regd 1/4/1850 Book H p. 111.

 

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8-128 WC & Stringer sold land

 

[missing p. 128] Proved by William Clift & Wm. H. Stringer 6/29/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/7/1853 Book H p. 128.

 

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8-137 4/23/1846 C&M gave 150 a to John Patterson heirs

 

4/23/1846. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to the heirs of John Patterson (to wit) Statyra Ann Rhody Jane and Supphrona Patterson. For consideration of our love and regard to them. 150 acres in 2 tracts in 11th CD. Tract #1: mouth of Rocky Creek Hoge's corner, Roger's corner. Tract #2: Rocky Creek, Coulter's line. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/4/1850. Regd 3/4/1850 Book H p. 137.

 

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8-260 10/30/1850 C&M agreement

 

10/30/1850. Articles of Agreement between William Clift & Robert C. McRee. Line dividing lands between Sale and Opossum Creeks, up TN River from Opossum Creek, James L. Reed's back line, road leading from where Edward Wyley lived to where William Hickman lived. Witness James W. Clift, Robert B. Clift. Proved by Clift & McRee 11/4/1850 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/5/1850 Book H p. 259.

 

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8-260 8/28/1850 WC sold 418 a

 

8/28/1850. William Clift to E TN Mining & Manufacturing Co. $800. 418 acres in 5 tracts. Tract #1: 15 acres, N bank TN River at mouth of Middle Creek, foot of mountain, includes upper and lower mill, granted to William Kelley #22850. Tract #2: 49 acres, former Quall's Mills, line with tract #1, TN River. Tract #3: 26 acres, granted to John Talifero #17513, side of Walden's Ridge, Middle Creek, corner Williams' and Millican's 50 acre tract. Tract #4: 20 acres, granted to John Talifero #17517, N side of Kelley's Turnpike Road, corner Arnold Moss. Tract #5: 308 acres, granted to George W. Williams #17525, side of Walden's Ridge, short distance above the suck, TN River, near a camp formerly occupied by James & Arnold Moss, line of Williams', Suck Creek, William H. Hanlin's line. Witness R. M. Hooke, A. McCollis. Proved 11/4/1850 by R. M. Hooke & A. McCollis in Chattanooga 11/4/1850 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/14/1850 Book H p. 260.

 

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8-341 2/3/1851 WC bought 146 a

 

2/3/1851. Elizabeth McGill, William M. McGill, David N. McGill, Mary Elizabeth McGill, Isaac A. Wallace & his wife Rhoda Ann McGill, all heirs of John McGill to William Clift. $700 paid to David N. McGill. 146 acres, 12th CD, adjoining William Henry heirs, W bank TN River. Witness Saml. Igau, Jas. W. Clift. Proved by Samuel Igau and James W. Clift 3/4/1851 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/5/1851 Book H p. 341.

 

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8-462 12/29/1849 WC bought 81 a

 

12/29/1849. Nancy Craighead to William Clift. $500. 81 acres, 12th CD, TN River, lot #3 of river plantation formerly owned by Capt. William McGill set apart for his daughter Margaret McGill, corner lots #2 & #4. Witness Edward McDonald, David R. Danvoidy. Proved by Nancy Craignead 8/18/1851. Registeredd 8/21/1851 Book H p. 462.

 

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8-621 4/11/1851 C&M sold 20 a

 

4/11/1851. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Elsell. $20. 20 acres, 11th CD, N side of Sale Creek, corner Jessee Shiply, Auston Shipley's line, corner Patterson's mill tract. Witness Robert W. Coulter, William Varnell. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/1/1852 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/2/1852 Book H p. 621.

 

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8-622 2/21/1852 C&M sold to BW 97 a

 

2/21/1852. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Benjamin Wallace. $97. 97 acres, 12th CD, adjoining said Wallace, Wm. McGill, and R. C. McRee, W side of Valley Road, Varnell's line, wolf pit. Witness N. I. McRee, N. R. McRee. Proved by Clift & McRee 2/27/1852 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/21/1852 Book H p. 622.

 

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8-623 2/20/1852 WC sold to BW 10 a

 

2/20/1852. William Clift to Benjamin Wallace. $10. 10 acres, 12th CD, adjoining said Clift, Wallace, and R. C. McRee. Witness Robert B. Clift, Moses H. Clift. Proved 2/27/1852 by William Clift (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/2/1852 Book H p. 624.

 

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10-23 11/26/1850 WC sold 1 a

 

11/26/1850. William Clift to Hercules Whaley. $200. 1 acre, Western & Atlantic RR, SE corner E TN Iron Manufacturing Co., B. Chandler's line. Witness W. H. Lewis, Samuel Stewart. Proved by Wm. Clift 3/26/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 6/28/1853 Book J p. 23.

 

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10-30 4/27/1853 WC sold 150 a

 

4/27/1853. William Clift to Thomas J. Coulter. $65. 150 acres, 11th CD, corner Charles McClung's old 400 acre survey, Ruben Gibson's line, corner Patterson's heirs, top of valley ridge. Witness J. B. Peters, F. G. Blackwell. Proved by William Clift 7/4/1853 (James Clift clerk).

 

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10-49 5/19/1853 C&M sold 450 a

 

5/19/1853. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Martin Hartman. $400. 450 acres, 2nd & 3rd CDs, E side of Valley Road, adjoining said Hartman's former purchase, Bery Brown's SE corner, top of ridge, N. C. Conner & R. C. Bray's corner, Dry Valley tract purchased previously of Clift & McRee, except rights to iron ore for the use of the E. T. I. M. Co. of Chattanooga, which will pay owner as specified in contract with Clift & McRee. Witness William Brown, Bery Brown. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/25/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 7/25/1853 Book J p. 49-50.

 

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10-50 5/19/1853 C&M sold 250 a

 

5/19/1853. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Ely Smith. $400. 250 acres, between Valley & the river, old Stewart line, wet weather branch, top of ridge, except rights to iron ore for the use of the E. T. I. M. Co., which will pay owner as specified in contract with Clift & McRee. Witness Bery Brown, William Brown. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/25/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 7/25/1853 Book J p. 50-51.

 

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10-52 5/19/1853 C&M sold 75 a

 

5/19/1853. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Alfred M. Rogers. $75. 75 acres, 3rd CD, corner former tract of said Rogers made to him by Clift & McRee for 75 acres. Witness J. C. Conner, T. C. Gray. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/29/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 7/27/1853 Book J p. 52.

 

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10-126 5/21/1853 Clift & Stringer sold 18 a

 

5/21/1853. William Clift & William H. Stringer to Daniel Seivelly. $18. 18 acres, 3rd CD, W side Mountain Creek Ridge, adjoining said Seivelly & David Walker, line of David Fields reservation, corner to 26 acre tract granted to Jacob Hartman. Witness Levi Green, Feeldin Freeman. Proved by Clift & Stringer 6/29/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/7/1853 Book J p. 126.

 

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10-127 5/21/1853 Clift & Stringer sold 32 a

 

5/21/1853. William Clift & William H. Stringer to Feeldin Freeman. $32. 32 acres in 2 tracts, 3rd CD. Tract #1: 29 acres, Mountain Creek ridge, corner said Freeman. Tract #2: 3 acres, top of Mountain Creek ridge, corner to David Walker. Witness Thos. O. Foust, Daniel Seivlly. Proved by Clift & Stringer 6/29/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/7/1853 Book J p. 127.

 

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10-128 5/21/1853 Clift & Stringer sold 2 a

 

5/21/1853. William Clift & William H. Stringer to David Walker. $2. 2 acres, 3rd CD, Mountain Creek ridge, adjoining said Walker. Witness Daniel Seivelly, James M. Walker. Proved by Clift & Stringer 6/29/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 11/7/1853 Book J p. 128.

 

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10-166 5/12/1853 WC bought 34 a

 

5/12/1853. Benjamin Chandler to William Clift. $3500. 34 acres, lots #4 & #6 of survey ordered by Chancery Court in case of Tomlison Fort vs. Benjamin Chandler & others, NE 1/2 of SW 1/4 of S28 T2 R4W Ocoee District. Witness W. L. Rogers, J. W. C. Henderson. Proved by Chandler 5/12/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/6/1853 Book J p. 166.

 

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10-167 8/22/1849 WC granted 75 a

 

8/22/1849. Grant #27205, Gov. William Trousdale to William Clift. Entry #296 dated 3/24/1846 by William Clift. 75 acres, NW side of TN River, including a tow head commodealty above Soddy Island, surveyed 8/16/1846. Recorded vol. 28 p. 322, Regr. of E. Tenn. Regd Hamilton Co. 12/6/1853 Book J p. 167.

 

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10-168 6/21/1850 WC & Stringer granted 5000 a

 

6/21/1850. Grant #27742, Gov. William Trousdale to William Clift. Entry #306 dated 6/27/1848 by William Clift, 1/2 of which he assigned to William Stringer. 5000 acres, N side TN River, mouth of N Chickamauga Creek, W to county line, S to river, surveyed 6/13-15/1850. Recorded vol. 28 p. 871, Regr. of E. Tenn. Regd Hamilton Co. 12/6/1853 Book J p. 168.

 

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10-178 7/7/1851 WC bought 41 Poplar at auction

 

7/7/1851. James C. Conner Esq., tax collector, to William Clift. Reported by Newton McGill, tax collector for 1850, to Circuit Court 3/1851: Thos. J. Mason owes taxes for lot 41 Poplar Street in Chattanooga for 1850, no goods & chattles available for sale, lot sold 7/7/1851 to William Clift for $4.80. Title conveyed by James C. Conner Esq., tax collector for 1853, 11/23/1853. Witness A. M. Rogers, Moses H. Clift. Proved by James C. Connor 12/6/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/7/1853 Book J p. 178.

 

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10-180 7/7/1851 WC bought 20 Chestnut at auction

 

7/7/1851. James C. Conner Esq., tax collector, to William Clift. Reported by Newton McGill, tax collector for 1850, to Circuit Court 3/1851: P. B. Anderson owes taxes for the S 1/2 of 20 Chestnut Street in Chattanooga for 1850, no goods & chattles available for sale, lot sold 7/7/1851 to William Clift for $5.20. Title conveyed by James C. Conner Esq., tax collector for 1853, 11/23/1853. Witness A. M. Rogers, Moses H. Clift. Proved by James C. Connor 12/6/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/7/1853 Book J p. 181.

 

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10-182 7/22/1850 WC bought 19 Chestnut and 42 Market

 

7/22/1850. James C. Conner Esq., tax collector, to William Clift. Reported by James H. West Esquire, tax collector for 1849, to Circuit Court 3/1850: R. H. Peyton owes taxes for two lots in Chattanooga: S 1/2 of 19 Chestnut Street & 42 Market Street. No goods & chattles available for sale, lots sold 7/7/1851 to William Clift for $9.50. Title conveyed by James C. Conner Esq., tax collector, 11/23/1853. Witness A. M. Rogers, Moses H. Clift. Proved by James C. Connor 12/6/1853 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/7/1853 Book J p. 182.

 

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10-256 5/21/1853 WC & Stringer sold 39 a

 

5/21/1853. William Clift & William H. Stringer to Thos. O. Foust. $39. 39 acres in 2 tracts, 3rd CD. Tract #1 9 acres, Mountain Creek ridge, near where Hyram Davis lives, corner tract of land purchased by John T. Simmerman from the Cuninghams. Tract #2 30 acres, top of Mountain Creek ridge, line of Field's reservation, line of Cuningham's tract, Freeman's line, corner Daniel Seivelly's line. Witness Feeldin Freeman, Daniel Seivelles. Proved by Clift & Stringer 6/29/1853 (James Clift clerk) Regd 1/14/1854 Book J p. 256.

 

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10-270 9/18/1839 C&M bought 100 a

 

9/18/1839. John Brown Jr. & Madison Varner to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $60. 100 acres, 12th CD, SW fork of the board camp fork of Soddy Creek. Witness Wm. R. Brown, John M. Barns Jr. Proved by Brown & Varner 2/6/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 2/7/1854 Book J p. 270.

 

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10-310 2/1/1854 C&M sold 174 a

 

2/1/1854. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Hamilton Adams. $210. 174 acres, 2nd CD, N Chickamauga Creek, Cosby line, Tandy Jackson's NW corner, corner McKeever line. Witness Tandy Jackson, William Scott. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/6/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/7/1854 Book J p. 310.

 

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10-311 2/2/1853 C&M sold 36 a

 

2/2/1853. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to George Varner. $94. 36 acres in 2 tracts. Tract #1: 14 acres, E side old Dallas road, corner to tract conveyed by Clift & McRee to James Varner. Tract #2: 22 acres, corner John Able survey, foot of mountain, McGill line. Witness Lewis Varner, Allen Varner. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/6/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/7/1854 Book J p. 311.

 

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10-634 3/17/1854 C&M sold 15 a

 

3/17/1854. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Elsee Sen. $15. 15 acres, 11th CD, adjoining said Elsey, Patterson's line. Witness Benjamin J. McDonald, James McDonald. Proved by Clift & McRee 12/4/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/4/1854 Book J p. 634.

 

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10-643 3/17/1854 C&M sold 100 a

 

3/17/1854. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to James McDonald. $80. 100 acres, 11th CD, SE side Sale Creek, Rogers' line, corner to said McDonald, Patterson's line, John Elsey's corner, corner R. L. Gamble, Indian boundry line, corner to Birdwell's old survey on W side of a ridge, corner to tract purchased by said James McDonald of Rupell's heirs. corner of tract purchased by said McDonald from James Johnson. Witness Benjamin J. McDonald, James A. McDonald. Proved by Clift & McRee 12/6/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/6/1854 Book J p. 643.

 

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10-670 8/21/1848 C&M sold 400 a

 

8/21/1848. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Joseph Vandergriff. $638. 400 acres, Falling Water Creek, corner John H. Barker, line of 20,000 acre survey, Charles Smith's N corner, line run by the Commissioners in partioning the lands of Charles McClung and the heirs of James Cosby. Witness Edward McDonald, James W. Clift. Proved by Clift & McRee 12/9/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/28/1854 Book J p. 670.

 

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11-5 12/19/1854 WC & Stringer sold 140 a

 

12/19/1854. William Clift & William H. Stringer to Jefferson E. Sawyer. $30. 140 acres, 3rd CD, top of Mountain Creek Ridge. Witness I. M. Anderson, W. G. Malliston. Proved by Clift & Stringer 12/19/1854 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/29/1854 Book K p. 5-6.

 

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11-10 12/4/1854 WC sold lot (Chattanooga)

 

12/4/1854. William Clift to John G. Reed. $150 by the firm of Hair & Nelson. 60' x 230' lot in Chattanooga joining to the GA RR E or NE of the Foundry adjoining Swanson, William Clift, P. E. Lewis, and B. Chandler. Witness James Jack, W. G. Walleston. Proved by William Clift 12/27/1854 (James Clift clerk).

 

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11-18 1/2/1849 WC sold 100 a

 

1/2/1849. William Clift to Benjamin F. Jones. $5. 100 acres, near Opossum Creek, Hughes' line, Patterson's line, Valley Ridge. Witness Lewis Patterson, G. W. Dearing. Proved by William Clift 12/7/1854 (James Clift clerk).

 

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11-271 4/11/1851 C&M sold 110 a

 

4/11/1851. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Jessee Shipley. $60. 110 acres, 11th CD, NE side of Sale Creek, corner to Elsea, Austin Shipley's line, including 50 acre survey made by Wm. Smith to John Nash, by him to Wm. Hickman, by him to Jessee Shipley. Witness Robt. W. Coulter, J. H. Lanhorn. Proved by Clift & McRee 12/7/1854.

 

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11-346 12/27/1855 WC sold 66 a

 

12/27/1855. William Clift to Monroe Masterson. $100. 66 acres, 1st CD, adjoining said Masterson & John Layman, W side of ridge. Witness Samuel Igon, John Freeman. Proved by Samuel Igon & John Freeman 12/28/1855 (James Clift clerk). Regd 12/28/1855 Book K p. 364.

 

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11-412 3/1/1856 WC receipt for sale of Chattanooga lots

 

3/1/1856. William Clift to T. T. Ayers. $39, by the hand of A. G. Welcher. Town lots in Chattanooga: 35 & 41 Poplar St. & 1/2 of 61 Market St., bought at tax sale of 1849; 41 Poplar St. bought at tax sale of 1850. Witness A. G. Welcher, A. B. Beeson. Proved by William Clift 2/3/1856 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/3/1856 Book K p. 430.

 

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11-421 12/29/1855 WC sold 90.75 a

 

12/29/1855. William Clift to A. L. Maller. $226.62. 90.75 acres, 12th CD, Opossum Creek, Wm. Carre's line. Witness D. T. Jones, John Hughes Jr. Proved by William Clift 3/3/1856 (James Clift clerk). Regd 3/5/1856 Book K p. 439.

 

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11-457 4/16/1856 C&M sold 100 a

 

4/16/1856. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to James A. Cox. $100. 100 acres, 11th CD, corner John Shipley & said James A. Cox, Case's corner in the Indian boundry line, Ile's line, Coulter's line. Witness B. L. Shuly, J. P. Shuly. Proved by Shuly & Shuly 4/18/1856. Regd 4/18/1856 Book K p. 477-478.

 

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11-496 4/25/1856 WC & Stringer sold 291 a

 

4/25/1856. William Clift & William H. Stringer to James C. Connor. $291. 291 acres, 3rd CD, adjoining Benj. Ford & Alfred M. Rogers, line of 20000 acre survey, Stuard's line, Cornett's line, James Ford's line. Witness J. T. Stringer, Ira Sparks. Proved by J. T. Stringer & Ira Sparks 5/20/1856. Regd 5/29/1956 Book K p. 510.

 

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12-55 12/13/1855 C&M sold 35 a

 

12/13/1855. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John M. Watson. $235. 35 acres, 12th CD, adjoining Benj. Wallace & Alin Varner, corner Clift & McRee, foot of a ridge in the Dallas Hollow, corner said Watson. Witness John Brown, Philip M. Roints. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/28/1856. Regd Book L p. 55-56.

 

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12-170 11/14/1854 C&M sold 130 a

 

11/14/1854. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Elsea Jr. $130. 130 acres, 11th CD, adjoining Open Shipley. Witness Thomas Coulter, Sarah Thesley. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/28/1856.

 

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12-173 7/28/1856 WC & Stringer sold 100 a

 

7/28/1856. William Clift & William H. Stringer to James H. Ford. $150. 100 acres, 3rd CD, corner Benjamin Ford & Mrs. Moore. Proved by Clift & Stringer 7/28/1856. Regd 10/29/1856 Book L p. 173-174.

 

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12-256 1/8/1856 WC et al sold 100 a

 

1/8/1856. William Clift, Nathan Shipley, & Richard M. Shipley to Charles W. Wilder (of Boston, Suffolk Co., MA). $300. 100 acres, 11th CD, Rheubin Gibson's line, Shipley's line. Witness L. W. Wilder, James Barnes. Proved by L. W. Wilder & James Barnes 12/9/1856.

 

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12-425 12/31/1855 C&M confirmed sale of 127 a

 

12/31/1855. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Brown Jr. On 9/13/1850 McRee sold to William C. Posey: 100 acres, 12th CD, W side of Valley Road, formerly Jno. R. Miller corner, John Brown Sr.'s corner. Clift once held joint interest with McRee. Said deed never registered. Brown has purchased land from Posey, wants deed from Clift & McRee. On 1/29/1851 Clift & McRee sold by unRegd deed to G. W. Bice: 24 acres, W of Valley Road, 12th CD, corner George & Lewis Varner, corner to Jno. Brown Sr. Brown purchased land from Bice, wants deed from Bice, Clift & McRee. Witness George A. Gowin, P. M. Roberts. Proved by Clift & McRee 3/2/1857. Regd 3/5/1857 Book L p. 425-427.

 

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12-556 3/2/1857 WC lost land in Chancery Court decree

 

Chancery Court cases: Benjamin H. Gallaher for himself & others vs. James Vaughn and William Clift; John P. Hodges and William J. Walker for themselves & others vs. James Vaughn and William Clift; Joseph Johnson vs. James Vaughn, William Clift, & Robert C. McRee; John C. Vaughn vs. James Vaughn & William Clift. Chancery Court decree 12/16/1856 to sell land at auction: S 1/2 of 20 Chesnut St. and 58 Poplar St. both in Chattanooga, and 5 lots near foundry of E. Tenn. Iron Manufacturing Co., parallel with Western & Atlantic RR. Albert G. Welcker bought 2 lots for $1360 with Joseph L. Gillespie as surety. Chancery Court 3/2/1857 conveys title from Vaughn & Clift to Welcker. Proved by William D. Stanefer, clerk & master of Chancery Court 5/11/1857. Regd 5/11/1857 Book L 556-558.

 

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13-109 2/14/1856 C&M land exchange

 

2/14/1856. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to George Varner. Exchange of land & $25 paid by Clift & McRee. 75 acres, 12th CD, William McGill's line, corner marked by Clift & McRee to George Varner in a former deed, Little Soddy Creek, John M. Watson's corner, foot of the mountain, line of Clift & McRee grant. "... reserving to [Clift & McRee] the right of a good road to haul coal from the bank in the mountain as near straight as possible so as to leave the Cabins as they now stand on the left hand coming down from the mountain so as to secure them well in a road with this exception." Witness E. A. Glass, R. H. Croft. Proved by Clift & McRee 11/13/1857. Regd 11/14/1857 Book M p. 124-125.

 

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13-120 11/8/1852 WC sold 100 a

 

11/8/1852. William Clift to James Hair. $450. 100 acres, 12th CD, W margin of road leading from Harrison to Washington, John Brown's NE corner, James Finley's NW corner. Witness R. B. Clift, J. B. Brown. Proved by William Clift 11/26/1857. Regd 11/26/1857 Book M p. 135-136.

 

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13-154 5/12/1854 WC sold 100 a

 

5/12/1854. William Clift to Reubin Gibson. $100. 100 acres, 11th CD, adjoining Thos. J. Coulter & heirs of John Patterson, E side of ridge. Witness David Campbell, James K. Cornell. Proved by William Clift 12/7/1854. Regd 2/2/1858 Book M p. 174-175.

 

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13-165 1/2/1858 WC sold 7 a

 

1/2/1858. William Clift to Thomas Penny. $70. 7 acres, 12th CD, division line between Clift & McRee, Thomas Penny's line in the old Hang survey, division line between Thomas Penny & David A. McGill. Witness G. W. Penny, William Mayberry. Proved by William Clift 2/5/1858. Regd 2/5/1858 Book M p. 188-189.

 

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13-193 3/9/1842 C&M sold 150 a

 

3/9/1842. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Berry Brown. $20, in virtue of title bond by Daniel Henderson attorney for Charles McClung, and subsequent agreement between Clift & McRee & Berry Brown. 150 acres, Mountain Creek valley, Joseph Vandergriff's lower corner, line of lot #2 in Dry Valley, corner John Hartman, Brown's line. Witness Samuel Ware, Charles Walker. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/28/1856. Regd 3/16/1858 Book M p. 218-219.

 

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13-219 11/11/1857 WC sold

 

11/11/1857. William Clift to Peter Lewis & Peter E. Lewis. $150. Lot in Chattanooga, NE corner of lot where Lewis lives. Witness R. Henderson, J. C. Wilson. Proved by William Clift 4/7/1858. Regd 4/8/1858 Book M p. 246-247.

 

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13-240 4/22/1858 Clift & Stringer quit claim

 

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4/22/1858. William Clift & William H. Stringer to John G. Glass. Quit claim to land, N side TN River, formerly Elisha Parker's upper corner, John Cowart's old ferry, Robert M. Hooke. Proved by Clift & Stringer 4/22/1858. Regd 4/23/1858 Book M p. 269-270.

 

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13-241 4/21/1858 Clift & Stringer received quit claim

 

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4/21/1858. Joshua Beck to William Clift & William H. Stringer. Quit claim to land, TN River, Cowart's old ferry by Gordon's, Hooke. Witness Reese B. Brown, D. M. Key.

 

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13-295 6/20/1858 C&M sold 128 a

 

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6/20/1858. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Absolum Vinson. $128. 128 acres, Day's line, John Green, Indian boundry. Witness J. A. Cox, John Green. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/30/1858. Regd 7/1/1858 Book M p. 325.

 

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13-296 7/1/1858 C&M sold 75 a

 

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7/1/1858. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to J. H. Shipley. 75 acres in two tracts. Tract #1: Walker's corner, Shipley's line. Tract #2: Shipley's line. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/30/1858. Regd 7/1/1858 Book M p. 325-326.

 

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13-297 6/30/1858 C&M sold land

 

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6/30/1858. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Thomas J. Coulter. $105. Land, Shipley's corner. Witness W. C. Carpenter. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/30/1858. Regd 7/1/1858 Book M p. 326-327.

 

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13-298 6/30/1858 C&M sold 100 a

 

William Clift & Robert C. McRee to B. F. Jones. $?50. 100 acres. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/30/1858. Regd 7/1/1858 Book M p. 328.

 

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13-319 12/16/1857 C&M sold 59 a

 

12/16/1857. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Jefferson Walker (Bledsoe Co. TN). $88.50. 59 acres, 11th CD, corner to said Walker's original survey, adjacent to John H. Shipley. Witness Richard Jordan, Mary A. Henderson. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/24/1858. Regd 7/20/1858 Book M p. 348.

 

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13-471 3/17/1858 WC sold 100 a

 

3/17/1858. William Clift to Haston Lovelady. $100. 100 acres, 12th CD, Gideon Lovelady's line, line between Clift & McRee. Witness Gideon Lovelady, Jerome Lovelady. Proved by William Clift 3/23/1858. Regd 2/11/1859 Book M p. 512-513.

 

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13-605 8/13/1859 WC sold 9 2/3 a in Chattanooga to RR

 

8/13/1859. William Clift to E TN and GA RR Co. $3200 in 2 notes of $1600 each due 1 and 2 years after date. 9 2/3 acres, Chattanooga, line of Foundry lot, N side of W & Atlantic RR. Witness H. F. Sharp, O. P. Fouts. Proved by Sharp & Fouts 8/30/1859. Regd 8/31/1859 Book M p. 640-641.

 

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13-698 11/28/1859 WC sold 100 a

 

11/28/1859. William Clift to Rebecca Rogers. $100. 100 acres, 11th CD, Reubin Gibson's line, Thomas J. Coulter's line. Proved by William Clift 11/29/1859. Regd 12/14/1859 Book M p. 726.

 

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13-698 7/22/1850 WC bought lot at auction

 

7/22/1850. James C. Conner, sheriff, to William Clift. Reported by John Johnson Esqr., tax collector for Chattanooga 1849, to Circuit Court 3/1850: Fuller & Presley owe taxes for lot 58 Poplar Street in Chattanooga for 1850, no goods & chattles available for sale, lot sold 7/22/1850 to William Clift for $15. Title conveyed by James C. Conner Esq., tax collector for 1859, 11/29/1859. Proved by James C. Connor 11/29/1859. Regd 12/14/1853 Book M p. 726-728.

 

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13-724 11/1855 C&M sold

 

11/1855. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to George T. Hartman. $200. 200 acres, Hartman's line. Witness Martin Hartman, Eli Smith. Proved by Martin Hartman & Eli Smith 2/1/1860. Regd 2/6/1860 Book M p. 753.

 

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14-221 9/1859 C&M received relinquishment

 

9/1859. Lewis Patterson to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. Relinquishment of title. Clift & McRee have Entry #122 dated 1/21/1838 & Grant #21392 on Wallen's Ridge of Cumberland Mountain, Opossum Creek, line of 20,000 acre survey. Patterson has Entry #356 dated 10/1/1855 & grant dated 3/27/1856. Patterson relinquishes title to all land lying within Clift & McRee grant. Witness J. L. Patterson, W. D. Patterson. Proved by Lewis Patterson 10/2/1860. Regd 10/8/1860 Book N p. 221.

 

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14-92 8/16/1858 WC gave 250 a. to daughter Mary Ann Henderson

 

8/16/1858. William Clift to Mary Ann Henderson. For love and affection. 250 acres, 11th CD, W bank TN River, corner William Thatcher, Reeds line. Witness James W. Clift, -. -. Clift. Proved by William Clift 3/7/1859. Reg. 6/12/1860 Book N p. 92-93.

 

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14-385 8/16/1858 WC gave 400 a to JWC

 

8/16/1858. William Clift to James W. Clift. For love and affection. 400 acres, 12th CD, W bank TN River, back line of original survey made by McClung & Cosby to Capt. William McGill, Opossum Creek. Rights to pure timber reserved for William Clift during his natural life. Witness R. B. Clift. Proved by William Clift 4/1/1861. Regd 4/23/1861 Book N p. 385-386.

 

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15-92. 8/9/1858 C&M sold 225 a

 

8/9/1858. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Hustin Hickson Jr. $150. 225 acres, 2nd CD, adjoining Martin Hartman, Rody Brown & Edward Wiley's corner, McCever's line. Witness A. A. Spradling, P. M. Roberts. Proved by McRee 1/8/1862. Regd 2/3/1862 Book O p. 92.

 

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16-44 5/8/1865 WC mineral lease

 

5/8/1865. William Clift to John A. Spooner & Preston M. Farmington. Lease half the mining rights for coal, salt, rock coal or carbon, oil, petroleum, or other valuable mineral or volatile substances. Land granted to William Clift & William A. Stringer, TN River at mouth of N. Chickamauga Creek, S corner of 20000 acre survey, Walden's Ridge of the Cumberland Mountains, Duck Creek. Leased for 99 years. Payment is 1/16th of minerals extracted. Witness Jno. M. Zoll. Proved by William Clift 5/16/1865. Regd 5/16/1865 Book P p. 44-45.

 

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16-244 9/30/1865 C&M sold 230 a

 

9/30/1865. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to McKenney Adams. $345. 230 acres, 2nd CD Witness Moses Smith, Minnie C. Adams. Proved by Clift & McRee 2/5/1866. Regd 2/6/2866 Book P p. 224-225.

 

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17-111 10/2/1866 C&M bought 2500 a

 

10/2/1866. M. W. Legg (Bradley Co. TN) to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. $1200. Undivided 1/2 of 5000 acres, granted to S. S. McMonk, Rhea / Hamilton county line, Naring Creek, Killen's corner, Wallen's Ridge corner to McClung & Cozby 20000 acre survey, crossing Rocky, Opossum, and Soddy Creeks to N. Chickamauga Creek where it intersects line of 20000 acre survey. Witness David W. McClung. Proved by M. W. Legg 10/1/1866. Regd 2/6/1867 Book Q p. 111-112.

 

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17-195 3/17/1866 C&M mining lease

 

3/17/1866. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to Thomas E. Parry & John M. Jones & Co. (Trumbull Co. OH). 25 year lease for mining stone coal. Walden's Ridge, Rocky Creek, NE corner of grant to Clift & McRee for 5000 acres #21392, line of 20,000 acre survey, county line, except 50 acres belonging to heirs of Robert Jack, deceased. Payment is 1 cent per bushel of coal, not less than $150 gold. Witness John G. Reed, Richard C. Reed. Proved by leasee 7/5/1866 (S. A. McKenzie Deputy Clerk). Regd 4/25/1867 Book Q p. 195-197.

 

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17-196 11/1/1861 WC bought 110 a

 

11/1/1861. Title bond from James Hare to William B. Gray on 1/28/1857 for 110 acres for $450. Transferred by William B. Gray to William Clift for $500. 110 acres, 12th CD, W side of Valley Ridge, Mrs. Millen's field, John Brown's NE corner. Witness W. B. Gray, J. J. Clift. Proved by W. B. Gray & J. J. Clift 6/4/1867. Regd 6/4/1867 Book Q p. 296-297.

 

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17-197 5/23/1867 C&M mining lease

 

5/23/1867. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to David Bynon & John G. Williams & Co. (Trumbull Co. OH). 50 year lease for mining stone coal and iron ore. Walden's Ridge, falls of Little Soddy Creek, Point Road, corner Parry Jones & Co. lease, Varner's line, Clift & McRee line where it intersects the Joak line, line of 20000 acre survey. Clift & McRee reserve pine timber rights. Payment is 10 cents per ton of iron ore, 1 cent per bushel of coal, not less than $150 gold. Proved by Clift & McRee, and Williams & Bynon through their attorney Abraham Lloyd 6/4/1867. Regd 6/7/1867 Book Q p. 297-298.

 

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17-378 7/5/1866 WC sold lot

 

7/5/1866. William Clift to B. H. Brown. $500. Chattanooga lot on GA State Road, includes house where said Brown now lives. Witness R. D. Mann, Jacob Frist. Proved by Mann & Frist 8/9/1867. Regd 8/13/1867 Book Q p. 378.

 

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17-474 4/28/1852 C&M sold 400 a

 

4/28/1852. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Gideon Lovelady. $225. 400 acres, 12th CD, SE side of Valley Road, adjoining Hasten Poe, former corner of tract conveyed by Clift & McRee to said Lovelady, corner Pafford Field, Clift & McRee division line. Witness James Varner, Lewis Varyer, John Brown Jr., William R. Brown. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/6/1853 (James Clift clerk). Originally Regd Book I p. 537, re-Regd 10/7/1867 (Book I being lost) Book Q p. 474-475.

 

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17-475 4/9/1853 WC sold 226 a

 

4/9/1853. William Clift to Gideon Lovelady. $300.75. 226 acres, 1st CD, corner James M. Moore, Clift & McRee division line. Witness Jerome Lovelady, Hasten Lovelady. Proved by William Clift 6/6/1853. Originally Regd 6/7/1853 Book I p. 538, re-Regd (Book I being lost) 10/21/1867 Book Q p. 475-476.

 

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17-495 9/26/1867 C&M mining lease

 

9/26/1867. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to William Bynon & Co. 50 year lease for mining stone coal & other minerals. Walden's Ridge, line of 20000 acre survey, corner Parry Jones & Co. lease. Clift & McRee reserve timber rights. Payment is 10 cents per ton of iron ore, 1 cent per bushel of coal. Witness George Varner, Patrick McCormick. Proved by Varyer & McCormick 10/7/1867. Regd 10/28/1867 Book Q p. 495-496.

 

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17-619 9/7/1867 WC bought 328 a

 

9/7/1867. Jerome C. Simmerman to William Clift. $212 gold. 328 acres in 2 tracts, 3rd CD, inherited from uncle Henry R. Simmerman. Tract #1: 65 acres, lower corner of John Brown's reservation on TN River, corner 50 acre tract surveyed for John Lovelady, line of Robert Cosby. Tract #2: 263 acres, Brown's reservation, Robert Cosby's 100 acre tract, corner R. G. Waterhouse entries #34 & #26 (where Thomas Ives resided), Ross's Ferry road, corner Henry R. Simmerman's entry. Witness Sarah Bevans, H. L. Robinson. Proved by H. L. Robinson 11/7/1867.

 

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17-655 2/4/1868 C&M sold 10 a

 

2/4/1868. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to John Brown. $12. 10 acres, 2nd CD, A. C. Smith on N, John Brown on E, E. Brock & M. S. Brown on S, & R. J. Brown's heirs on NW. Proved by Clift & McRee 2/4/1868. Regd 7/5/1868 Book Q p. 655.

 

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17-662 2/14/1856 C&M land exchange

 

2/14/1856. George Varner to William Clift & Robert C. McRee. Exchange of land & $25. 100 acres, 12th CD, top of Walden's Ridge of Cumberland Mountain, 1/2 of entry made by John Myers sold to William McGill, conveyed to Lewis Varner & George Varner, gulf of Big Soddy Creek, partition between heirs of Lewis Varner & George Varner, gulf of Little Soddy Creek. Witness R. H. Krofh, E. A. Glass. Proved by George Varner 10/7/1867. Regd 2/13/1868 Book Q p. 662-663.

 

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17-701 11/24/1866 WC sold Chattanooga lot

 

11/24/1866. William Clift to General M. King. $300. Chattanooga lot on Foundry Street, 120 feet S 70o E from Clift Street. Witness Jno P. Long, Jas. C. Long. Proved by John P. Long & Jas. C. Long 11/26/1866. Regd 4/9/1868 Book Q p. 701-702.

 

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18-13 11/15/1867 C&M sold 44 a

 

11/15/1867. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to A. T. Miller. $45. 44 acres and 60 poles, adjoining lands where Miller now lives, foot of Wallens Ridge, except all minerals of every description. Proved by Clift & McRee 6/6/1868. Regd 6/7/1868 Book R p. 13.

 

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18-24 4/11/1868 C&M land exchange

 

4/11/1868. Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl, William Clift, & Robert C. McRee agreement to share equal interest in lands for purposes of renting, selling, and leasing.

Robert Lusk and E. G. Pearl, in his own right and as Executor of Dyer Pearl, each own 1/2 undivided interest in 5 tracts. Tract #1: line of 20,000 acre survey, Opossum Creek, Valley road, John Jones survey, Hickman's line, Rockey Creek, except 1000 acres conveyed 5/9/1836 by Clift & McRee to Thomas Parks, and except 40 acres flat land on Rockey Creek. Tract #2: 750 acres, conveyed by Samuel L. M. Doak to Thomas Parks 3/12/1842, 20,000 acre survey, Rockey Creek, Opossum Creek, Wallens Ridge. Tract #3: 1000 acres, conveyed 6/13/1836 by Clift & McRee to Thomas Parks, corner John Patterson, Rockey Creek, line of survey conveyed by William Smith atty. for Charles McClung & James Cozby to John Patterson, line of Thomas Coulter where he lives, line of William Rodgers, Walens Ridge. Tract #4: 5000 acres, granted to McRee & Cannon 10/27/1837, NE bank McGills Creek, corner R. G. Cannon, Walens Ridge, main bluff of the mountain. Tract #5: 5000 acres, granted to Thomas Parks 10/18/1837, Walens Ridge, corner McRee & Cannon 5000 acre survey, Rockey Creek, line of Clift & McRee, main bluff of mountain, Doak's line.

William Clift & Robert C. McRee each own 1/2 undivided interest in 3 tracts. Tract #1: 5000 acres, grant #21392 to Clift & McRee 10/18/1837, Opossum Creek, Wallens Ridge, county line, foot of mountain, 20,000 acre survey. Tract #2: grant #21386 to Samuel S. M. Doak 10/17/1837, E bank Roaring Creek, Rhea county line, Skillerns corner, Indian boundary line, Wallens Ridge, corner 20,000 acre survey, Rockey Creek, Opossum Creek, main bluff of mountain. Tract #3: 11th CD, Sale and Rockey Creeks, line 20,000 acre survey, Indian boundary line, Wallens Ridge, line of Clift & McRee 5000 acre grant.

Lusk, Pearl, Clift, & McRee agree that each now own 1/4 undivided interest in all lands described. Right to rent, lease, or sell all lands given first to Clift, on his death to McRee, then Pearl, then Lusk, then a trustee appointed by Chancery Court. Witness to E. G. Pearl: Thos. Sadler, John E. Post. Witnesses to Clift & McRee: A. Key, -- Clift. Proved by Clift & McRee 4/11/1868 in Hamilton Co. Proved by Lusk 4/17/1868 and 4/21/1868 in Davidson Co. TN. Proved by Pearl 4/14/1868 in New York, NY. Regd 6/8/1868 Book R p. 24-30.

 

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18-30 8/16/1858 WC gave 180 a to son Robert B. Clift

 

8/16/1858. William Clift to Robert B. Clift. For love and affection for my son. 180 acres, 12th CD, W bank of TN River, corner J. W. Clift, except pine timber for use during my natural life. Proved by William Clift 6/8/1868. Regd 6/8/1868 Book R p. 30-31.

 

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18-79 4/30/1868 WC sold 50 a

 

4/30/1868. William Clift to Caroline Lasley. $300. 50 acres, 11th CD, corner Mary Ann Henderson. Proved by Clift 6/1/1868. Regd 7/7/1868 Book R p. 79.

 

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18-143 11/28/1867 WC sold Chattanooga lot

 

11/28/1867. William Clift to Bridget wife of James Dunnahoe. $250. 56 feet on King St., E TN & GA RR, back 200 feet. Witness M. H. Clift, Joanah her + mark Humphers. Proved by Clift 1/16/1868. Regd 9/26/1868 Book R p. 143.

 

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18-190 10/1/1868 CMPL sold 80 a

 

10/1/1868 William Clift, Robert C. McRee, E. G. Pearl, and Robert Lusk to Elizabeth Coleman. $200. 80 acres, 11th CD, corner Larkin Gothard, line of tract once owned by John Patterson, line of Gibson Witt survey. Proved by Clift 10/8/1868 (Samuel A. McKinsey deputy clerk). Regd 10/9/1868 Book R p. 190-1.

 

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18-191 10/8/1868 WC bought 442 a

 

10/8/1868. Madison Varner, Elizabeth Coleman, & R. F. Coleman to William Clift. $400. 2 tracts. Tract #1: undivided 1/4 of 100 acres being the SW portion of 200 acres Lewis Varner estate, 12th CD, top of mountain, dry branch, bluff opposite form of Big Soddy and Deep Creeks, bluff of Little Soddy Creek. Tract #2: undivided 1/4 of 1/3 part of 5000 acres, granted to John Brown, Lewis Varner, and Madison Varner, small island in gorge of Big Soddy Creek, Dan's Branch, top of Roben Hoods Burn, mouth of Walker branch of Big Soddy Creek, line of Doak survey. Proved by Varner, Coleman, & Coleman 10/8/1868 (Samuel A. McKinsey D.C.). Regd 10/9/1868 Book R p. 191-3.

 

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19-382 1/3/1870 WC sold 5 a Chattanooga

 

1/3/1870. Payment of $409.55 collected from R. B. Campbell for 5 acres, southern Chattanooga, where Campbell formerly resided, purchased by Clift 1/4/1868, case of William Clift vs. R. B. Campbell, D. C. McMillen, & Euclid Waterhouse. Signed, Wm. Clift By M. H. Clift Atty. Witness S. A. Key, W. L. Eakin. Proved by Key & Eakin 2/8/1870. Regd 2/8/1870 Book S p. 382.

 

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19-407 8/9/1860 WC & Stringer sold 130 a

 

8/9/1860. William Clift & William H. Stringer to Zion Crayne. $260. 130 acres, 3rd CD, James Gorden's E corner of 50 acre survey, old cornell line. Witness J. T. Stringer, J. E. Sawyer. Proved by J. E. Sawyer & James Stringer 2/14/1870. Regd 2/17/1870 Book S p. 407-8.

 

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20-71 6/1/1870 C&M mining lease

 

6/1/1870. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Walden Ridge Mining Co. 50 years to mine coal and iron ore. 550 acres, line of 20,000 acre survey, foot of Wallens Ridge, N bank Soddy Creek, line of Doak Entry or Grant, including all lands Clift & McRee hold on N side of Soddy Creek by virtue of grants for 400 acres, 50 acres, and S half of a grant for 200 acres. Payment is 1/2 cent per bushel of coal taken out under 4 feet, 3/4 cent per bushel for coal taken out over 4 feet, 10 cents per ton of iron ore. Proved by Clift, McRee, & J. M. Jones 7/7/1870.

 

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20-271 10/6/1857 C&M sold 200 a

 

10/6/1857. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to John Gann. $300. 200 acres, 1st CD, line John McGill, Igon line. Witness P. M. Roberts, Wm. R. Reid. Proved by Clift & McRee 2/5/1866. Regd 9/5/1870 Book T p. 271-272.

 

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20-279 9/1/1870 C&M mining lease

 

9/1/1870. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to Soddy Mining Co. 48 years to mine stone coal and iron ore. 400 acres, line of former lease to William Bynon & Co. at foot of mountain, Bit Soddy Creek, division line of George Varner and Lewis Varner's heirs, line of Mobray road. Timber for mining operations. Payment 1/2 cent per bushel for coal taken out under 4 feet, 3/4 cent per bushel for coal taken out over 4 feet. Proved by Clift, McRee, & Abraham L. Lloyd 9/5/1870. Regd 9/6/1870 Book T p. 279-280.

 

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20-454 4/10/1868 WC sold Chattanooga lot

 

4/10/1868. William Clift to Bridget Donohoo. $60. Chattanooga town lot, corner to Bridget Donohoo, right of way of E TN & GA RR. Witness Roibert C. McRee, M. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift 4/10/1868. Regd 11/5/1870 Book T p. 454.

 

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20-537 10/16/1869 WC sold 2.25 a

 

10/16/1869. William Clift to P. M. Roberts. $27. 2 1/4 acres, 12th CD, line of Clift & McRee. Also grant privilege of erecting a pound near upper coal bridge for purpose of walking stack and preventing stock from swimming over the creek. Witness John G. Williams, Eliza Dams. Proved by Clift 12/5/1870. Regd 12/5/1870 Book T p. 537.

 

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20-617 12/5/1870 WC sold Chattanooga lot to JWC

 

12/5/1870. William Clift to James W. Clift. $500. Chattanooga lot, 100 feet on King Street, back 220 feet, adjoining Marsh, William Clift, land where Jane Nave now lives. Proved by William Clift 12/5/1870. Regd 12/26/1870 Book T p. 617.

 

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20-618 12/5/1870 WC sold Chattanooga lot to Moses Clift

 

12/5/1870. William Clift to Moses H. Clift. $500. Chattanooga lot, 100 feet on King Street, back 220 feet, adjoining James W. Clift, William Clift, land where Peter McDonald now lives. Proved by William Clift 12/5/1870. Regd 12/26/1870 Book T p. 618.

 

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21-127 1/25/1871 WC sold 2 a to Chattanooga Gas Light Co.

 

1/25/1871. William Clift to Chattanooga Gas Light Co. $1500, 2 notes of $750 each, James and J. B. Weaver security. 2 acres, line of Western & Atlantic RR Co., line of E. TN & GA RR Co., H. B. Brown's line. Proved by William Clift 3/14/1871. Regd 3/15/1871 Book U p. 127-128.

 

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21-132 3/13/1871 WC gave 140 rods to Soddy Lodge #418

 

3/18/1871. William Clift to Wardens of Soddy Lodge #418. 140 rods, 12th CD, Clift & McRee division line, line of Soddy church lot. Proved by William Clift 3/13/1871. Regd 3/16/1871 Book U p. 132-133.

 

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21-467 6/5/1871 WC bought land at auction through son J. J. Clift

 

6/5/1871. A. B. Conner, sheriff, to William Clift. 1/20/1866: J. J. Clift secured judgment of $60.18 against R. Bryant, W. J. Manning & R. C. McRee admin. of estate of M. F. Carr decd. before W. R. Brown, JP. 3/26/1866: B. F. Coleman, constable, levied 1/2 parcel against estate of M. F. Carr: Hiram Ponds, NW corner McNews line, Pendergrass mill dam. 10/1/1866: sold at auction by W. H. Bean, deputy sheriff, to J. J. Clift, and transferred to William Clift. Proved by A. B. Connor 6/5/1871. Regd 6/5/1871 Book U p. 467-8.

 

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21-576 9/29/1869 WC gave 140 a. to son M. H. Clift

 

9/29/1869. William Clift to Moses H. Clift. For love and affection for my son and parental duty. 140 acres, 12th CD, TN River, Robert B. Clift's lower corner. Proved by William Clift 10/5/1868. Regd 6/22/1891 Book U p. 576.

 

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22-48 5/3/1867 WC sold 1/2 of 80 a

 

5/3/1867. William Clift to Jefferson E. Sawyers. $100. Undivided half interest in 2 tracts, 3rd CD Tract #1: 20 acres, Sawyer's line, Moor place. Tract #2: 60 acres, line of grant to Jessee Smith, Moor place, Millisun entry, Stringer's 50 acre entry. Proved by William Clift 3/16/1869. Regd 7/27/1871 Book V p. 48-49.

 

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22-711 1/23/1872 WC final transfer 2 a. to Chat. Gas Light

 

1/23/1872. William Clift to Chattanooga Gas Light Co. $1500 by title bond executed 3/14/1871 and Regd 3/15/1871 Book U p. 127-8. 2 acres, line of Western & Atlantic RR Co., line of E. TN & GA RR Co., H. B. Brown's line. Witness M. H. Clift C. H. Coker. Proved by M. H. Clift & C. H. Coker 2/18/1872. Regd 2/22/1872 Book V p. 711-712.

 

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22-721 4/19/1870 CMPL sold 80 a.

 

4/19/1870. William Clift, Robert C. McRee, E. G. Purrels, and Robert Lusk to Thomas Coulter and John J. Coulter. $?60. 80 acres, 11th CD, corner Coulter's survey, McDonald's line. Witness J. M. Martin, George H. Strebeck. Proved by William Clift 6/7/1871. Regd 2/24/1872, Book V p. 721-722.

 

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22-774 9/29/1871 CMPL sold land

 

9/29/1871. William Clift, R. C. McRee, E. G. Pearl, and Robert Lusk to John R. Hickman. [details unreadable in original deed book]. Proved by William Clift. Regd 3/11/1872 Book V p. 774.

 

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22-778 C&M division

 

[Details unreadable in original deed book. Reference to 9/1841 division by William Clift & R. C. McRee.]

 

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23-65 4/6/1868 WC sold Chattanooga lot

 

4/6/1868. William Clift to Amos Tepenpan. $300. Chattanooga lot, King St., line of B. Donahoo, line of William Clift. Witness M. H. Clift and Robert C. McRee. Proved by William Clift 4/10/1868. Regd 4/15/1872 Book W p. 65.

 

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23-70 4/2/1872 CMPL mining lease survey

 

4/2/1872. William Clift, Robert C. McRee, E. G. Pearl, and Robert Lusk to Waldens Ridge Mining Co. Surveyed lease for coal and iron mining rights, 11th CD, corner Larkin Gothard, Rocky Creek. Proved by William Clift 4/2/1872. Regd 4/16/1872 Book W p. 70-71.

 

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23-647 2/23/1870 WC bought 1/8 of 5100 a

 

2/23/1870. Hezekiah Varner to William Clift. $200. 2 tracts, 12th CD Tract #1: undivided eighth of 100 acres, and SW portion of 200 acres set apart to heirs of Lewis Varner in partition with George Varner, Big Soddy and Deep Creeks, Little Soddy Creek. Tract #2: undivided eighth of a third part of 5000 acres granted to John Brown Jr., Lewis Varner and Madison Varner, Big Soddy Creek, Dons Branch, Robin Heards barn, mouth of Walker Branch, falls of Carr Branch, Doak survey. Witness James C. Henderson, Elizabeth H. Clift. Proved 11/20/1872 by Hezekiah Varner. Regd 11/20/1872 Book W p. 647-648.

 

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24-282 3/22/1873 WC quit claim to 58 Poplar St. Chattanooga

 

3/22/1873. William Clift to Jno. P. Hodges. Quit claim. Chattanooga, 58 Poplar St. Witness M. Maxwell, M. H. Clift. Proved by M. Maxwell and M. H. Clift 3/22/1873. Regd 3/22/1873 Book X p. 282.

 

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24-287 3/18/1873 WC sold 10 1/2 a

 

3/18/1873. William Clift to John Henson. $52.50. 10 1/2 acres, 12th CD, A. J. Millen line, line of Shipleys Mill. Proved by William Clift 3/20/1873.

 

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24-410 4/5/1873 WC sold 15 a

 

4/5/1873. William Clift to Nathan Shipley. $106. 15 acres, 11th CD, line of Wilder Lea and Shipley. Witness E. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift 4/12/1873. Regd 4/22/1873 Book X p. 410.

 

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24-497 4/5/1873 WC gave 360 a to daughter Mary Ann Henderson

 

4/5/1873. William Clift to Mary Ann Henderson. For love and respect that I have for my daughter. 360 acres, 11th CD, line of division between Clift & McRee, line of Mrs. Caroline Lasley, line of Anderson Clift, line of Dell Key. Proved by William Clift 4/13/1873. Regd 5/2/1873 Book X p. 497-498.

 

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24-499 4/5/1873 WC gave 175 a to daughter Betsy A. Coulter

 

4/5/1873. William Clift to Betsy Agnes Coulter. For the Love and respect that I have for my daughter. 175 acres, 11th CD Proved by William Clift 4/12/1873. Regd 5/2/1873 Book X p. 499.

 

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24-500 4/9/1873 C&M mining lease

 

4/9/1873. William Clift and Robert C. McRee to William Thomas of Warren Ohio. Lease of 4 tracts for 50 years. Tract #1: land on Big Soddy Creek, Commissioners line, Doak Entry. Tract #2: 50 acres, Big Soddy Creek, granted to Clift & McRee. Tract #3: 100 acres, SW bork of Board Camp fork of Soddy Creek. Tract #4: 200 acres, adjoining tract #3. Coal and iron ore mining. Payment is 1/2 cent per bushel of coal, 3 cents per ton of iron ore. Witness R. C. McRee Jr., M. H. Clift. Proved by R. C. McRee Jr., M. H. Clift 5/3/1873. Regd 5/3/1873 Book X p. 500-501.

 

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25-253 6/5/1871 WC bought 100 a at auction

 

6/5/1871. John Lee to William Clift. 11/30/1870: William Clift recovered judgment against John Lee for $296.50. 3/11/1871: execution issued for property sale, 100 acres, 11th CD, where John Lee now lives, adjoining Reuben Gibson to N, S. W. Wilder to S, Lewis Patterson to W. 4/26/1871: order of sale issued to sheriff. 6/5/1871: public sale, highest bidder William Clift, $100. 9/17/1873: land transferred. Proved by C. B. Champion Sheriff 9/17/1873. Regd 9/17/1873 Book Y p. 253-255.

 

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25-255 6/5/1871 WC bought 100 a at auction

 

6/5/1871. M. J. Elsea to William Clift. 10/16/1869: William Clift recovered judgment against M. J. Elsea, G. H. Elsea, and J. C. Elsea for $94.87. 9/1/1870: execution issued for property sale, 100 acres, 11th CD, adjoining William Clift, John Elsea, Walkers Heirs. 4/26/1871: order of sale issued to sheriff. 6/5/1871: public sale, highest bidder William Clift, $50. 9/17/1873: land transferred. Proved by C. B. Champion Sheriff 9/17/1873. Regd 9/17/1873 Book Y p. 255-256.

 

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25-401 4/29/1873 WC mining lease option

 

4/29/1873. William Clift to W. A. Hoskins of Boyle Co. KY. Six month option on a 50 year lease to build smelting factory above Soddy Creek for smelting iron ore and stone coal owned by Clift between Opossum Creek and Rhea County line. Payment is 1/4 cent per bushel of coal used in smelting, 1/2 cent per bushel of coal shipped to Chattanooga or other points, five cents per ton of iron or pig metal, to be made every 90 days. Witness Alice Kennedy, E. H. Clift.

10/28/1873. William Clift to W. A. Hoskins. 200 acres for furnace site on Opossum Creek for $5.00 per acre in cash. Above lease extended to 99 years. Minerals on site included in lease, not conveyance. Witness L. P. Bright, C. R. Eves. Proved by Clift & Hoskins 11/4/1873. Regd 11/4/1873 Book Y p. 401-403.

 

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25-552 9/3/1873 C&M sold 17 a

 

9/3/1873. William Clift & R. C. McRee to Hasten Lovelady. $50. 17 acres, line of Gideon Lovelady on side of Walden's Ridge. Witness R. C. McRee Jr., Hanes Evans, Jerome Lovelady, Lewis Lovelady. Proved by Clift & McRee 1/6/1873. Regd 1/6/1874 Book Y p. 552.

 

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26-185 3/27/1874 WC bought 1/4 of 12740+ acres from McRee

 

3/27/1874. Robert C. McRee Sr. to William Clift. $6000. Undivided 1/4 interest in 5 tracts owned by McRee and 3 tracts owned 1/2 by Clift & 1/2 by McRee, all in the 11th & 12th CD. Tract #1: line of 20,000 acre survey, Opossum Creek, Valley Road, John Jones survey, Hickman's line, Rocky Creek, excepting land conveyed 5/9/1836 and also 40 acres on Rocky Creek, including tracts conveyed by Clift & McRee to Thomas Park 5/9/1836 containing 1000 acres. Tract #2: line of 20,000 acre survey, Rocky Creek, Opossum Creek, Walden's Ridge, being tract conveyed by Samuel S. M. Doak to Thomas Parks 3/12/1842 containing 740 acres. Tract #3: line of John Patterson, Rocky Creek, line of 50 acre survey conveyed by William Smith attorney of Charles McClung & James Cosby to John Patterson, line of Thomas Coulter, line of William Rogers, tract surveyed by Clift & McRee to Thomas Parks 6/13/1836 containing 1000 acres. Tract #4: McGill's Creek, R. G. Cannon's entry, tract entered by McRee 10/24/1836 entry #135 & granted 10/27/1837 containing 5000 acres. Tract #5: line of McRee & Cannon's 5000 acre tract, Rocky Creek, line of Clift & McRee, Doak's line, tract entered by Thomas Parks 11/7/1835 entry #136 & granted 10/18/1837 containing 5000 acres. Tract #6: Opossum Creek at foot of Walden's Ridge, county line, tract entered by Clift & McRee 1/21/1835, granted #21392 10/18/1837 containing 5000 acres. Tract #7: E bank Roaring Creek on Rhea county line, Skillens line, Indian boundary line, McClung & Cosleys 20,000 acre tract, Rocy Creek, part of grant #21386 to Samuel S. M. Doak 10/17/1837. Tract #8: line of 20,000 acre survey, Indian boundary line, NE line of grant for 5000 acres to Clift & McRee. Witness M. H. Clift, J. B. Nicklin Jr. Proven by R. C. McRee Sr. 3/27/1874. Regd 3/27/1874 Book Z p. 174-177.

 

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26-631 12/22/1873 C&M changes to Soddy Coal Co. lease

 

12/22/1873. Robert C. McRee Jr. for Soddy Coal Co., Robert C. McRee Sr., William Clift. If Soddy Coal Co. uses 800 bushels per day for next year then Clift & McRee will reduce rates on coal to 1/4 cent per bushel and at end of year company will increase to 1000 bushels per day the rate continues for balance of lease. Witness Abraham Lloyd, Joseph P. Roberts. Proved by Lloyd & Roberts 10/12/1874. Regd 10/12/1874 Book Z p. 609.

 

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26-668 10/28/1874 Clift & Stringer estate sold 70 acres at auction

 

10/18/1874. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer estate. 6/18/1872: Auction at Chattanooga Court House: lot #6 on map #2 of survey of Clift & Stringer lands containing 70 acres, 3rd CD, Dallas Road, corner Correll land, corner Cowart land. Bought by J. P. Long for $285, paid 7/2/1872. 10/18/1874: land transferred from William Clift & heirs of William Stringer decd. & other defendants to John P. Long.

 

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26-724 5/12/1874 C&M sold to A. Lloyd & JWC

 

5/12/1874. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to A. Loyd & J. W. Clift. Lease for 50 years all minerals within land, 12th CD, line of Southern Cincinnati RR, Walden's Ridge, S of John Clements field, corner of Gid Lovelady's tract where he now lives, line of Doak 5000 acre survey. Lease for mining & manufacturing, use of timber for houses & operations. Payment: for stone coal 1/3 cent per bushel, for iron ore 2 1/2 cents per ton, for iron and other minerals rates to be hereafter agreed. If blast furnace built price of coal is reduced to 1/4 cent per bushel. Coal mining must commence within 12 months after completion of Southern Cincinnati RR to Chattanooga, or lease is forfeited. Witness William H. Barnes, Joseph P. Roberts. Proved by Barnes & Roberts 11/9/1874.

 

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27-18 12/11/1874 Clift & Stringer estate sold 92 acres at auction

 

12/11/1874. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer estate. 6/18/1872: Auction at Chattanooga Court House: lot #4 on map #2 of survey of Clift & Stringer lands containing 92 acres, 3rd CD, Mrs. Bivan's line, line of lot #1 purchased by William Clift & M. H. Clift, adjacent to Stringer home place. Bought by C. W. Caker 7/2/1872. 12/11/1874: land transferred from William Clift & heirs of William Stringer decd. & other defendants to C. W. Caker. Regd 12/14/1874 Book A2 p. 18-19.

 

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27-45 12/17/1874 C&M mining lease

 

12/17/1874. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to Joseph P. Roberts, Robert B. Clift, & Moses B. McRee. Clift & McRee lease for 50 years a portion of Doak grant for mining coal and iron ore. Payment is 1/2 cent per bushel of coal, unless used in furnaces erected for manufacturing iron then payment is 1/3 cent per bushel of coal and 5 cents per ton of iron ore. Witness William B. Roberts, R. F. Roberts. Proved by witnesses 12/19/1874.

 

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27-75 12/15/1874 WC sold 0.65 a to RR

 

12/15/1874. William Clift to E TN VA & GA RR Co. $1300: 1/3 cash, 1/3 in 3 months, 1/3 in 6 months. Tract #1: 0.15 acre, Foundry Alley, 50 feet from main RR track. Tract #2: 0.5 acre along RR track. Witness M. H. Clift, M. Maxwell. Proved by William Clift 1/4/1875. Regd 1/4/1875 A2 p. 75-77.

 

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27-86 8/7/1871 WC gave building to church

 

8/7/1871. William Clift to Trustees of Mount Bethel Presbyterian Church. Donation. Land and present church building. Proved by William Clift 1/4/1875. Regd 1/6/1875 A2 p. 86.

 

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27-174 1/6/1875 C&M mining lease

 

1/6/1875. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to P. M. Roberts & J. J. Clift. Lease for 50 years portion of Doak grant, Big Soddy Creek, Walden's Ridge, Commissioners' line, except land included in two other grants of 100 and 200 acres. Lease for mining & transporting coal & iron ore, erecting smelting furnaces & rolling mills for smelting & rolling iron, and manufacturing iron. Payment is 1/2 cent per bushel of coal not used in manufacturing iron, 1 cent per bushel of coal used to manufacture iron, and five cents per ton of iron. Witness M. H. Clift, Abraham Lloyd. Proved by witnesses 2/8/1875. Regd 2/8/1875 Book A2 p. 174-176.

 

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27-572 9/7/1867 WC sold Chattanooga lot

 

9/7/1867. William Clift to B. H. Brown. $250. Chattanooga lot, line of Brown's original lot, right-of-way of GA State Road, McCallie's old line. Witness M. H. Clift, James F. Morgan. Proved by William Clift 7/6/1875. Regd 7/6/1875 Book A2 p. 572-573.

 

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27-737 5/7/1875 WC mining lease

 

5/7/1875. William Clift for self and as attorney for E. G. Pearl, heirs of Robert Lusk decd., heirs of Dyer Pearl decd. to John M. Jones, agent for the Walden's Ridge Mining Co. Lease for 50 years for coal and iron, manufacturing iron or steel. Land in 11th CD, McGill's Creek. Payment is 1/2 cent per bushel of coal, 5 cents per ton of iron. Timber for mining operations and cross ties for roads to the line of the Cincinnati RR. Witness Moses his mark Retter, Thomas W. his mark Price. Proved by William Clift & John M. Jones 9/15/1875. Regd 9/15/1875 Book A2 p. 737-739.

 

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28-55 1/15/1874 C&M sold RR right-of-way

 

1/15/1874. Robert C. McRee Sr., William Clift, and Mrs. E. H. Clift to Cincinnati Southern Railway. For benefits derived by location of RR and $1. 4.65 acre strip of land 100 feet wide, from John C. Clement line to John M. Watson line. Proved by R. C. McRee, William Clift, and Mrs. E. H. Clift 1/15/1874. Regd 11/15/1875 Book B2 p. 173-174 and 1/11/1877 Book B2 p. 55-56.

 

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28-286 11/15/1872 C&M sold 5 a

 

11/15/1872. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Sr. to Jane Huxtable and John Jenkins. $25. 5 acres, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Little Soddy Creek, George Varner's line. Witness Sarah Jane Huxtable, William H. Barnes. Proved by Clift & McRee 7/21/1875. Regd 10/25/1875 Book B2 p. 95-96 and 7/7/1883 Book B2 p. 286-287.

 

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29-95 2/18/1874 WC sold 100 a

 

2/18/1874. Tract #1: William Clift to J. L. Martin. $200 paid by Mrs. Elizabeth J. Hensley. 100 acres, 1st and 12th CD, division line between Clift & R. C. McRee Sr. Tract #2: William Clift to J. L. Martin & wife Martha L. Martin. One note by William Hensly 2/18/1874 payable after 1 year at 6%, one note by J. L. & Martha Martin 2/18/1874 payable after 1 year. 100 acres, 1st & 12th CD, division line between Clift & McRee. Proved by William Clift  5/6/1876. Regd 5/6/1876 Book B2 p. 679-680.

 

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29-244 5/20/1875 WC sold 40 rods

 

5/20/1875. William Clift to George Kelly. $5. 40 rods, 12th CD, N: Kelly, SE: Clift, W: Charles W. Wiley. Witness M. B. McRee. Proved by William Clift 7/21/1875. Regd 6/15/1876 Book C2 p. 74-75.

 

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29-436 8/2/1876 WC mining lease

 

8/2/1876. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, heirs of Robert Lusk decd. by attorney William Clift to Walden's Ridge Mining Co. Lease for 50 years for mining coal, erecting Iron Rolling mills for Rolling iron or manufacturing iron or steel. Land, line of Larkin Gathord, line of James Gathord, Rocky Creek. Timber for mining operations. 2 acres for families. Mining to be ready for Cincinnati Southern RR. Payment 1/2 cent per bushel of coal, 5 cents per ton of iron. Witness J. J. Clift, James E. McDonald.

 

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29-466 5/12/1875 WC sold 150 a and 182 cords of wood

 

5/12/1875. William Clift to Francis Hardin. $50 cash and note for 91 cord of good oak wood in the winter of 1875 & 1876, and also 91 cord of wood oak timber in the winter of 1876 and 1877. 150 acres, 1st CD, line of Lovelady, commissioners line. Witness J. N. Culoeshouse. Proved by William Clift 7/21/1875. Regd 9/26/1876 Book C2 p. 296-297.

 

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30-101 10/16/1876 WC sold 55 a to Peter Clift

 

10/16/1876. William Clift to Peter Clift. $160. 55 acres, 11th CD, partition line between Clift & McRee, Henderson's line, Mrs. Lasley's line, after plating out 3 acres heretofore sold to Methodist Episcopal Church S. Proved by William Clift 11/8/1876. Regd 11/8/1876 Book D2 p. 101-102.

 

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30-114 2/26/1876 WC lease for orchard

 

2/26/1876. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, heirs of Robert Lusk decd., heirs of Dyer Pearl decd. by attorney William Clift to Henry Skiles. Lease land for agriculture, horticulture, gardening, & vineyard for 10 years. 11th CD, John Hughes survey of 640 acres, Opossum Creek. Orchard with 200 peach trees and 100 apple trees. Skiles gets all benefit for 5 years, then 1/3 paid to leasers. Timber for houses. Proved by Clift, Pearl, & Skiles 11/15/1876. Regd 11/15/1876 Book D2 p. 114-116.

 

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30-700 11/9/1876 WC bought 117 a at auction

 

11/9/1876. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer et al. 6/18/1872: Auction: lot #5 on map #2 containing 117 acres, 3rd CD, line of lot #1, Dallas Road, Cowart's line, part of Clift & Stringer land. 7/2/1872: bought by William Clift & J. E. Sawyer for $335. 11/9/1876: land transferred to Clift & Sawyer. Proved by J. A. Caldwell, Clerk & Master, Chancery Court 7/16/1877. Regd 7/18/1877 Book D2 p. 700-701.

 

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30-802 2/1/1876 WC quit claim to 50 a

 

2/1/1876 William Clift to heirs of Emanuel Hutchinson decd. Quit claim to 50 acres, 1st & 12th CD, Mrs. Henlay's line. Witness E. H. Clift, Jennie A. Lower. Proved by William Clift 4/17/1876. Regd 9/1/1877 Book D2 p. 802.

 

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31-626 10/29/1877 WC sold 5 a

 

10/29/1877. William Clift to Thomas Brotherton. $50 promissory note payable 3/1/1878. 5 acres, road passing George Kelley's on S, line between G. A. Wallace & William Clift on W, line formerly between Clift & McRee on NE, line of Worley on E. Witness G. W. Kelley, Jonathan Cox. Proved by William Clift 3/14/1878. Regd 3/14/1878 Book E2 p. 626.

 

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32-96 8/24/1877 WC rent land for 25 years

 

8/24/1877. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, heirs of Robert Lusk decd. to William Richards. Lease for land, 11th CD, Walden's Ridge, Taylor Place. Richards to build log cabin and use for free for 6 years, and then rent for 19 years at $40 per year. Witness Mary E. McDonald, E. H. Clift. Proved by William Richards and William Clift 5/14/1878. Regd 5/14/1878 Book F2 p. 96-98.

 

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33-249 9/29/1869 WC gave 140 a to son JJ

 

9/29/1869. William Clift to son Joseph J. Clift. For love and affection I have for my son, and parental duty. 140 acres, 12th CD, W bank TN River, line of Moses H. Clift. Proved by William Clift 10/5/1869. Regd 6/2/1879 Book G2 p. 249.

 

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33-353 9/17/1878 WC land sold at auction

 

9/17/1878. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer et al. 6/18/1872: A. B. Beeson bought land at auction: Tract #1: $203, 203 acres, 3rd CD, lot #1 of map #1, line of Zion Crayne, line of Mrs. Caldwell, Ford's line. Tract #2: $301, 71 acres, 3rd CD, lot #9 of map #2, Dallas Road. 7/2/1872: Beeson paid. 9/17/1878: transferred. Proved by F. M. McCowell Clerk & Master 9/17/1878. Regd 6/28/1879 Book G2 p. 353-355.

 

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34-600 8/28/1879 WC sold 100 a for 100 a

 

8/28/1879. E. G. Pearl, Robert Lusk, Robert C. McRee, & William Clift to Hezekiah Hughes. For promise of deed of gift of 100 acres, Walden's Ridge. 100 acres, 12th CD, Bledsoe county line. Witness M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, R. C. McRee. Proved by M. H. Clift & R. C. McRee 4/15/1880. Regd 4/15/1880 Book H2 p. 600.

 

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34-600 8/28/1879 WC sold 60 a.

 

8/28/1879. E. G. Pearl, Matilda Lusk Devisee, & William Clift to Frank Hughes. $39.60. Land, 11th CD, Frank Hughes line, Bledsoe County line. Witness M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, R. C. McRee. Proved by M. H. Clift & R. C. McRee 4/15/1880. Regd 4/15/1880 Book H2 p. 600-601.

 

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34-601 8/28/1879 WC sold 100 a

 

8/28/1879. Matilda Lusk devisee of Robert Lusk decd., E. G. Pearl, & William Clift to John Welch Jr. $125. Land, 11th CD, Frank Hughes line. Witness M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, R. C. McRee. Proved by M. H. Clift & R. C. McRee 4/15/1880. Regd 4/15/1880 Book H2 p. 601-602.

 

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35-49 3/3/1880 WC mining lease

 

3/3/1880. William Clift & M. H. Clift to Soddy Coal Co., M. H. Clift President, J. W. Clift Secretary. Lease for 50 years. Land, 12th CD, Commissioners line, Big Soddy Creek, Doak survey, except interest in 100 acre Lewis Varner tract belonging to Elizabeth Hair, Easter Hickman, Haney Huff & 1/8 interest belonging to Soddy Coal Co., and except Morbray tract, the Giles Swith tract, 25 acre tract of Lloyd and Jones, and 25 acre tract of George Varner. Lease for mining coal & iron ore, erecting smelting furnaces & rolling mills for manufacturing iron. Payment 1/4 cent per bushel of coal, 5 cents per ton of iron ore. Witness Ab. Lloyd, J. W. Clift. Proved by M. H. Clift as himself and as President of Soddy Coal Co. 3/30/1880, J. W. Clift as Secretary of Soddy Coal Co. 5/17/1880, and A. Lloyd & J. W. Clift, witnesses 5/17/1880.

 

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35-297 10/12/1875 WC mining lease to R. C. McRee Jr.

 

10/12/1875. William and M. H. Clift to R. C. McRee Jr. Lease on land, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Gid Lovelady's SW corner where he now lives, corner to lease by Clift & McRee to J. W. Clift & Abraham Lloyd, line of Doak 5000 acre survey. Lease for 50 years for mining and manufacturing, timber for houses and operations. Payment: 1/3 cent per bushel of stone coal, 2 1/2 cents for iron ore, if blast furnaces erected for manufacture of iron then price of coal reduced to 1/4 cent per bushel. Mining to start within 2 year of Cincinnati Southern RR in Chattanooga. Witness M. H. Clift, James E. McDonald. Proved by M. H. Clift & R. C. McRee Jr. 7/20/1879, Wm Clift 7/24/1880.

 

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35-312 4/24/1879 WC gave 85 a to step-daughter Alice Kennedy

 

4/24/1879. William Clift to Alice Kennedy. For good will I entertain for my step daughter Alice Kennedy and $1. 85 acres, 11th CD, line of Alfred Patterson, Mays line. Witness Mary E. McDonald, V. J. Kennedy. Proved by William Clift 7/24/1880. Regd 7/27/1880 Book I2 p. 302.

 

Wm Clift To Alice Kennedy. 85 A. 11th Dist.

For and in consideration of the good will I entertain for my step daughter Alice Kennedy and one Dollar in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged I hereby convey to the said Alice the following described tract or parcel of land lying in the state of Tennessee and in the County of Hamilton and in the Eleventh Civil District thereof and is bounded as follows to wit

 

beginning on a post oak corner to Alfred Patterson and running south 58o East with Mays line 120 poles to a post oak then north 41 1/2o East 130 poles to a black jack then north 58o west 120 poles to Pattersons line then south 41 1/2o west to the beginning to contain Eight Five acres of land be the same more or less.

 

To have and to hold to the said Alice her heirs and representatives forever against the lawful claim of myself my heirs and representatives and to all persons whomsoever to be exemt from the liabilities or control of all persons whatsoever the right to be exclusively invested in the said alice her heirs and representatives.

 

Witness my hand and seal this 24 day of April 1879.

    Wm Clift (seal)

Attest

Mary E. McDonald

V. J. Kennedy

 

State of Tennessee Hamilton County } Personally appeared ... Wm Clift ... this 24 day of July 1880.    T. A. Evans Dep. Clerk

State of Tennessee Hamilton County } ... filed 27 July 1880 ... NoteBook No 2 page 204 and Recorded in Book I Volume 2 Page 302 ... in Chattanooga. H. C. Beck Register

 

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35-347 8/12/1879 WC bought 50 a from R. B. Clift

 

8/12/1879. R. B. Clift to William Clift. $600. 50 acres, 12th CD, adjoining William Clift, M. B. McRee, John M. Watson, head of spring formerly owned by Clift & McRee, Bee Hollow, Wallace's line, Clift & McRee division line. Witness J. J. Clift, J. W. Clift, M. H. Clift. Proved by R. B. Clift 8/7/1880. Regd 8/7/1880 Book I2 p. 347-348.

 

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35-348 7/1/1878 WC bought 30 a

 

7/1/1878. William Hensley to William Clift. $370. 30 acres, 12th CD, line of Dr. Eldridge, line of heirs of John Countney decd., being tract bought from John L. Martin & wife Martha Martin, paid by note of $300 to William Clift secured by said tract. Witness J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift. Proven by witnesses 8/7/1880. Regd 8/7/1880 Book I2 p. 348-349.

 

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35-698 12/10/1879 WC sold 25 a

 

12/10/1879. William Clift, A. B. Beeson, S. Beeson, G. Beeson, Y. R. Duggin, Florence Duggin to David Jackson. For value received. 25 acres, 3rd CD, lot laid down on map of Clift & Stringer lands filed in Clift vs. J. T. Stringer et al. as 25 acre lot of M. F. Caldwell, line of A. B. Beeson purchase, line of Mrs. Caldwell. Witness M. H. Clift, M. J. Henderson as to Clift. Proved by S. Beeson 4/28/1880, Florence Duggin 6/11/1880 examined 8/14/1880, M. H. Clift & M. J. Henderson 4/28/1880, A. B. Beeson, G. Beeson, and Y. R. Duggin 11/25/1880. Regd 11/26/1880 Book I2 p. 698-699.

 

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36-217 2/16/1881 WC gave 100 a to I. A. Wallace

 

2/16/1881. William Clift & M. H. Clift to I. A. Wallace. For love and affection. 100 acres, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Point Road, being land William Begnon now lives. Proved by William Clift & M. H. Clift 2/17/1881. Regd 2/17/1881 Book J2 p. 217-218.

 

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36-218 2/7/1881 WC sold to grandson James E. McDonald

 

2/7/1881. William Clift to James E. McDonald. $900. Land, 11th CD, bought by James E. and William C. McDonald of Robert W. Coulter & wife America W. Coulter, bought at auction by William Clift, including mills built by James E. and William C. McDonald, Sale Creek, James to pay William 1/2 value of machinery & fixtures in mill. Proved by William Clift 2/17/1881. Regd 2/17/1881 Book J2 p. 218-219.

 

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36-681 7/6/1875 WC sold to M. H. Clift

 

7/6/1875. William Clift to M. H. Clift. $300. 1/4 of land, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Commissioners line, Opossum Creek, N to county line. Witness M. Maxwell, T. C. Whiteside Jr. Proved by William Clift 7/27/1881. Regd 7/27/1887 Book J2 p. 681-682.

 

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37-249 7/16/1881 WC gave RR right-of-way

 

7/16/1881. William Clift & heirs of William H. Stringer decd. to Chattanooga Western Railway. $1. 2.26 acres in 100 foot right-of-way, 3rd CD, line of Jerome C. Simmerman, line of J. E. Sawyer. Witness J. W. Jance, J. C. Henderson. Proved by William Clift 8/27/1881. Regd 9/8/1881 Book K2 p. 249-251.

 

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37-341 9/27/1881 WC bought 350 a at auction

 

9/27/1881. Chancery Court, Chattanooga, William M. Bradford Chancellor. N1768: R. W. Coulter & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsy A. Coulter, Isaac A. Wallace & wife Nancy K. Wallace, & James E. McDonald. 8/24/1876: sold land (sold by complainants to defendants 12/16/1867) at auction to William Clift for $2215.50, secured by M. H. Clift. 9/9/1876: Tract #1: 200 acres, upper horseshoe of Sale Creek below Coulter's Mill. Tract #2: 150 acres, line of Alfred Patterson, Col. William Clift, Elizabeth Coulter. 9/27/1881: transferred. Regd 9/27/1881 Book K2 p. 341-343.

 

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37-598 12/1/1881 WC sold 50 a

 

12/1/1881. Chancery Court, Chattanooga. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer, M. T. Thompson, H. Thompson, Ada Thompson, M. P. Thompson Jr., Eliza Brown, William Brown, William Sawyer, J. E. Sawyer, A. B. Beeson, W. H. Beeson, I. I. Beeson, Grenville Beeson, Florence Beeson, et al. 6/18/1872: sold at auction to E. T. Sawyers & James H. Ford for $50, 49 acres, 3rd CD, from Clift & Stringer lands, line of Ford's 40 acre tract, line of Sawyers. 7/2/1872: paid. 12/1/1881: transferred. Proved by T. M. McConnell, Clerk & Master Chancery Court 12/3/1881.

 

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38-73 2/28/1881 WC lease

 

2/28/1881. William Clift & M. H. Clift to Josiah Michaels. Lease for 12 years, 12th CD, Big Soddy Creek, Aunt Pollie's branch. Farming, horticultural, gardening, 100 peach trees, 50 apple trees, timber for buildings & firewood. Witness J. J. Clift, J. W. Clift. Proved by M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, & J. W. Clift 1/18/1882. Regd 1/18/1882 Book L2 p. 73-74.

 

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38-173 10/28/1881 WC sold 80 a

 

10/28/1881. William Clift to J. M. Hall. $80. 80 acres, 11th CD, McNew's line, Hiram Pendergrass's line. Witness W. D. D. Henderson, S. S. Spradling. Proved by William Clift 2/22/1882. Regd 2/24/1882 Book L2 p. 173.

 

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38-324 2/25/1880 WC sold 100 a

 

2/25/1880. William Clift to Harrison Hale. $300. 100 acres, 11th CD, Anderson Clift's SW corner, Clark's line, Mary E. & Ranna A. McDonald's line. Witness L. W. Coalman, James E. McDonald. Proved by William Clift 4/6/1882. Regd 4/6/1882 Book L2 p. 324.

 

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39-10 8/30/1875 WC sold 150 a

 

8/30/1875. William Clift to B. R. May. $450 in 2 notes. 150 acres, 11th CD, division line between Clift & McRee. Witness R. B. Clift, J. M. Fritts, R. C. McRee. Proved by William Clift 7/24/1882. Regd 7/24/1882 M2 p. 10.

 

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39-138 8/5/1881 WC mining lease

 

8/5/1881. William Clift, for self and as trustee of E. G. Pearl, for self & as executor of Dyer Pearl decd., Matilda Lusk by attorney William Clift, & M. H. Clift to J. W. Clift, M. H. Clift, J. T. Williams, A. Lloyd, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, & J. C. Henderson, partners as Clift, Williams, & Co. Lease for 50 years for mining coal, manufacturing iron, cutting timber. Land, 11th & 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Commissioners line, Opossum Creek, W to county line. Payment 1/3 cent per bushel coal, 10 cents per ton iron ore, 10 cents per cord of wood used in mining, $1.25 per $1000 for lumber sold, $1.25 per cord for tan bark cut. Proved by William Clift 9/1/1882. Regd 9/14/1882 Book M2 p. 138-140.

 

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39-140 8/5/1881 WC mining lease

 

8/5/1881. William Clift & M. H. Clift to J. W. Clift, M. H. Clift, J. T. Williams, A. Lloyd, J. J. Clift, R. B. Clift, & J. C. Henderson, partners as Clift, Williams, & Co. Lease for 50 years for mining coal, manufacturing iron, cutting timber. Land, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Opossum Creek, county line, commissioners line between William Clift, M. H. Clift, & Parks, line of McKinney & Hughes, line of previous lease to Soddy Coal Co. Payment 1/4 cent per bushel coal, 10 cents per ton iron ore, 10 cents per cord of wood used in mining, $1.25 per $1000 for lumber sold, $1.25 per cord for tan bark cut. 3/4 of rents paid to William Clift, 1/4 to M. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift, M. H. Clift, J. W. Clift, A. Lloyd, J. J. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. C. Henderson, & J. T. Williams 9/14/1882. Regd 9/14/1882 Book M2 p. 140-142.

 

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39-214 12/12/1881 WC sold 16 a

 

12/12/1881. William Clift to J. J. Henry. $39. 16 acres, 1st CD, Windham's line, division line between Clift & McRee, Elder's line. Witness Jack Sharpe, Anderson his mark Henry. Proved by witnesses 10/5/1882. Regd 10/5/1882 Book M2 p. 214.

 

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39-214 8/30/1881 WC sold 10 a

 

8/30/1881. William Clift to H. H. Poe. $25. 10 acres, 1st CD, corner of Mel Adams & H. H. Poe, Isaac Lewis line. Witness M. E. Deakins, R. B. Clift. Proved by William Clift 10/5/1882. Regd 10/5/1882 Book M2 p. 214-215.

 

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39-343 11/23/1872 WC sold 150 a

 

11/23/1872. William Clift to Anderson Clift. $450. 150 acres, 11th CD Witness E. H. Clift, J. J. Clift. Proved by William Clift 10/31/1882. Regd 10/31/1882 Book M2 p. 343.

 

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39-389 9/18/1866 C&M sold 100 a

 

9/18/1866. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Rebeckah Rogers. $500 paid to George Elsea. 100 acres, 11th CD Proved by Clift & McRee 2/6/1867. Regd 11/6/1882 Book M2 p. 389.

 

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40-7 5/27/1882 C&M sold 114 a

 

5/27/1882. William Clift, surviving partner of the firm William Clift & Robert C. McRee decd., R. C. McRee Jr. executor. $150 paid by G. W. Spivey assignee of J. M. Frits. 114 acres, 11th CD, land conveyed by Clift & McRee to J. M. Frits 8/30/1875, corner to Mrs. Rogers & James Clingin, Sharp's line, John Crawley's line, corner to Shahon. Witness D. Munroe, Mary E. McDonald. Proved by R. C. McRee Jr. & William Clift 2/1/1883. Regd 2/12/1883 Book N2 p. 7.

 

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40-295 2/24/1883 WC gave right-of-way for gas light co.

 

2/24/1883. William Clift to Chattanooga Gas Light Co. For valuable consideration. Permanent right of way over 20 foot strip, E side of 34 acre tract purchased from B. Chandler 5/12/1863, N 1/2 of SW 1/4 S2 T1 R4W Ocoee Dist. in Chattanooga, line of lot sold by Clift to Company for its works, line of Griffin Street. Witness M. H. Clift, Creed F. Bates. Proved by witnesses 5/4/1883. Regd 5/4/1883 N2 p. 295-296.

 

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40-315 5/15/1880 C&M sold 75 a

 

5/15/1880. William Clift, surviving partner of William Clift & Robert C. McRee, senior, decd. to John C. Potter. $112.50, $40 cash & $72.50 note. 75 acres, 11th CD, Sam Jineles corner, Sale Creek. Witness Mary E. McDonald, E. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift 4/30/1883, & R. C. McRee, executor of R. C. McRee Sr., decd. 5/8/1883. Regd 5/8/1883 N2 p. 315.

 

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40-429 7/29/1872 WC recovered land

 

7/29/1872. Circuit Court, Ejectment. Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl in own right & as executor of Dyer Pearl, William Clift, R. C. McRee vs. William Walton & W. C. Thatcher. Thatcher allowed to become defendant. Jury empaneled: O. A. Shipley, Lewis Smith, James Raper, John Thurman, M. R. Lusk, Saml. Light, John H. Jones, James Lewis, W. T. Foster C. H. Mills, J. M. Alexander, Howell Barker. Judgment: Plaintiffs entitled to recover lands except 500 acres, with house William Walden lived in the center. Plaintiffs may recover minerals. Proved by A. R. Jones, Clerk 6/14/1883. Regd 6/14/1883 N2 p. 430.

 

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40-453 8/30/1881 WC sold 100 a

 

8/30/1881. William Clift to Isaac Lewis. $135. 100 acres, 1st CD, corner James Lewis, commissioner's line, line of Hasten Poe decd. 1280 acre survey, line of John Dottery. Witness M. E. Deakins, R. B. Clift. Proved by William Clift 6/19/1883. Regd 6/19/1883 Book N2 p. 453.

 

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40-533 3/2/1883 WC agricultural lease

 

3/2/1883. William Clift, for self and for E. G. Pearl, & Robert Lusk to William A. Jones. Lease for 25 years for agriculture, horticulture, grass, gardening. 40 acres for cultivation, Mrs. Grant's line. 100 apple trees, some pear trees, 300 peach trees. After 7 years, Jones to deliver 1/3 of all fruit. Witness Mary E. McDonald, E. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift & W. A. Jones 5/31/1883. Regd 7/3/1883 N2 p. 533.

 

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40-738 8/30/1875 C&M sold 50 a

 

8/30/1875. William Clift & Robert C. McRee to Clever Aslinger. $103. 50 acres, 11th CD, Ingle's line, corner James Clingan & John Revely. Witness R. B. Clift, J. M. Fritts. Proved by witnesses 4/6/1883. Regd 8/31/1883 N2 p. 738.

 

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40-750 4/18/1873 WC chancery court case

 

4/18/1873. Chancery Court, D. M. Key, Chancellor. William Clift vs. P. H. Flood et al., W. F. Rathburn & T. G. Montague vs. P. H. Flood, and J. C. Stanton vs. P. H. Flood et al. 11/15/1870: P. H. Flood sold lot to Julius Peckman, S side of Center St. 140 ft E of Long St., for notes. Lien of Rathburn & Montague discharged to Peckman.

 

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40-760 11/28/1881 WC agricultural lease

 

11/28/1881. William Clift, for self and Robert Lusk and E. G. Pearl, to John Culvahouse. Lease for farming and fruit growing. Land, 11th CD, where Culvahouse now lives. Witness J. J. Clift & J. W. Clift. Proved by witnesses 8/27/1883 & Culvahouse 8/27/1883. Regd 8/27/1883 N2 p. 760-761.

 

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41-4 8/30/1883 WC bought 50 a

 

8/30/1883. Jessee & Nancy Wade to William & M. H. Clift, E. G. Pearl, Dyer Pearl, & Robert Lusk. $50. 50 acres, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, near York Spring. Proved by Jessee & Nancy Wade 7/30/1883.

 

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41-5 7/30/1883 WC bought 50 a

 

7/30/1883. F. H. & Josephine Hardin to William & M. H. Clift, E. G. & Dyer Pearl, & Robert Lusk. $50. 50 acres, 12th CD, Walden's Ridge, Mrs. Rice's corner, Jessee Wade's line. Proved by F. H. & Josephine Hardin 7/30/1883. Regd 8/28/1883 Book O2 p. 5-6.

 

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41-162 1/30/1883 WC sold 9 a

 

1/30/1883. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, & Robert Lusk to Larkin Gothard. $100. 9 acres, 11th CD, bounded on NW by Gothard, on W by Francis Reaves, on E by Hiram Pendergrass, on S by Alexander Jones. Proved by William Clift 2/1/1883. Regd 9/24/1883 Book O2 p. 162.

 

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41-250 4/23/1883 WC bought 50 a

 

4/23/1883. Robert C. & M. B. McRee to William Clift. Sum paid to Robert C. McRee Sr. by Alexander Atkins, and $200 paid by William Clift to Atkins. 50 acres, 1st CD, May Cates E corner. Proved by R. C. & M. B. McRee 9/27/1883. Regd 10/11/1883 Book O2 p. 250.

 

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41-255 10/20/1882 WC lease

 

10/20/1882. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, Robert Lusk to Walden's Ridge Mining Co. Supplement to 8/2/1876 lease, whereas completion of Cincinnati Railway and advance in labor, reducing coal rent from 1/2 cent per bushel to 1/4 cent per bushel, 3 cents per ton for fine clay embedded above or underneath the veins of coal. Proved by William & M. H. Clift 10/11/1883. Regd Book O2 p. 255.

 

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42-58 1/21/1884 WC sold 20 a

 

1/21/1884. William Clift to J. E. Sawyer. $200. 20 acres, 3rd CD, lot #5 of Clift & Stringer lands, conveyed from Chancery Court to Clift & Sawyer, NW side of Dallas Road near small spring, Sam William's line, Coward Corner. Witness M. H. Clift, Creed F. Bates. Proved by William Clift 1/21/1884. Regd 1/21/1884 Book P2 p. 58-59.

 

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42-261 2/5/1884 WC sold 1.18 a

 

2/5/1884. William Clift to John S. Ristine, Edwin F. May, & Samuel B. Kennedy, partners in Ristine, May, & Co.. $2360: $820 cash, balance after 12 & 24 months. 1.18 acres, Chattanooga, S line of Morrison & Woodward lot, 280 feet from E line of King St., 170 feet from S line of Foundry Alley, line of E TN VA & GA RR., line of D. Baldwin, William Gravey, P. McDonald, Abel, & J. A. Green lots. Proved by William Clift 3/11/1884. Regd 3/15/1884 Book P2 p. 261-262. Lien discharged by M. H. Clift 9/18/1891.

 

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42-357 4/5/1884 WC sold 105 a

 

4/5/1884. D. J. & Mary J. Thomas to William Clift. $1296. 105 acres, 11th CD, Walden's Ridge, James McDonald's W line. Witness William Griffith, V. J. Kennedy. Proved by D. J. & M. J. Thomas 4/5/1884. Regd 4/7/1884 Book P2 p. 357.

 

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42-446 10/30/1873 WC sold 6 a

 

10/30/1873. William Clift to James Cox. $15 note, 12th CD, division line between Clift & McRee. Witness Mary E. McDonald. Lien discharged by William Clift 3/4/1881. Proved by William Clift 4/23/1884. Regd 5/3/1884 Book P2 p. 446.

 

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42-554 5/29/1884 C&M sold 56 a

 

5/29/1884. William Clift for self & surviving partner of R. C. McRee Sen., Decd. to Ephraim Rogers. $56. 56 acres, 2nd CD, McKeever line. Proved by William Clift 5/30/1884. Regd 5/30/1884 Book P2 p. 554.

 

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42-555 5/19/1884 C&M sold 9 a

 

5/19/1884. William Clift for self & surviving partner of R. C. McRee Sen., Decd. to Russell M. Martin. $14. 9 acres, 2nd CD, old David Stewart line, Old Kirklin line, R. M. Martin's line. Proved by William Clift 5/31/1884. Regd 5/31/1884 Book P2 p. 555

 

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43-127 10/30/1873 WC sold 33 a

 

10/30/1873. William Clift to W. A. Elder. $100 note. 33 acres, 1st & 12th CD, division line between Clift & McRee, road to Harrison. Witness Mary E. McDonald, E. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift Sr. 7/21/1884. Regd 7/21/1884 Book Q2 p. 127-128.

 

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43-243 2/22/1884 WC line agreement

 

2/22/1884. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, & Robert Lusk, and James Gothard. Agreement regarding line between lands, Rocky Creek. Witness for William Clift: M. H. Clift, J. W. Clift; for James Gothard: A. Lloyd, J. T. Williams. Proved by A. Lloyd, J. T. Williams, M. H. Clift, & J. W. Clift 8/18/1884.

 

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43-315 8/6/1884 WC bought land

 

8/6/1884. James N. Clemens (Livingston Co. KY) to Col. William Clift. $200. Land, 11th CD, McGill's Creek, estate of Charles Witt decd. in possession of his widow, tract deeded to said Clemens by Mary J. Burns, granddaughter of Charles Witt. Proved by J. N. Clemens 8/7/1884. Regd 9/2/1884 Book Q2 p. 315.

 

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43-331 1/5/1884 WC sold 99 a

 

1/5/1884. William Clift to I. N. Smith. $99. 99 acres, 1st CD, line of Gideon Lovelady, line of Frank Hardin, division line between Clift & McRee. Witness R. B. Clift, D. J. Miles. Proved by R. B. Clift & D. J. Miles 2/2/1884. Regd 9/8/1884 Book Q2 p. 331-2.

 

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43-526 4/11/1884 WC extended mining lease

 

4/11/1884. William Clift, E. G. Pearl, & Robert Lusk to Walden's Ridge Coal Co. by J. W. Clift, Secty. Extension in time and territory of lease made 8/2/1876. Lease for 99 years for mining & transporting coal, iron ore, erecting smelting furnaces or rolling Mills &c, manufacturing iron or steel. Land, 11th CD, line of Larkin Gothard, SW line of Clift & McRee 5000 acre grant, near where Airy Rogers now lives, line between Hamilton & Bledsoe counties, NE corner of original lease, Rocky Creek, line of James Gothard. Payment 1/4 cent per bushel coal, 5 cents per ton iron ore. Proved by William Clift & J. W. Clift 10/11/1884. Regd 11/8/1884 Book Q2 p. 526-528.

 

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43-681 2/5/1884 WC mining lease

 

2/5/1884. William Clift & M. H. Clift to Soddy Coal Co, J. W. Clift, Secty. Extension of previous leases. Lease for 99 years for mining & transporting coal and iron, erecting smelting furnaces and rolling mills for manufacturing iron. Land, 12th & 8th CD, Mowbray line, Millsap's NW corner, Commissioners' line, Big Soddy Creek, partition line between William & M. H. Clift & Thomas Parks et al., Deep Creek, excepting 3/8 interest in 100 acres known as Varner tract and other small tracts along foot of Walden's Ridge. Payment 1/4 cent per bushel coal, 10 cents per ton iron. Proved by William & J. W. Clift 2/8/1884 & M. H. Clift 8/18/1884. Regd 12/29/1884 Book Q2 p. 681-683.

 

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44-5 8/30/1875 C&M sold 100 a

 

8/30/1875. William Clift & R. C. McRee to Berry Reynolds. $150. 100 acres, 11th CD, line of Opin Shipley, line of James Coulter, line of Jesse Shipley. Witness R. B. Clift, J. M. Fritts. Proved by William Clift 1/4/1876, J. M. Fritts & R. B. Clift 12/20/1884. Regd 1/6/1885 Book R2 p. 5.

 

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44-47 12/27/1884 JWC & J. J. Clift sold 100 a to WC

 

12/27/1884. J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift to Col. William Clift. $1000. 100 acres, 12th CD, W side of Valley Road, line of lands formerly owned by William McGill now Mrs. Smith, line between 97 acre survey from Clift & McRee to Benj. Wallace and Jno M. Watson, McRee's corner between Harrison and Chattanooga roads, Harrison or Dallas Road near Watson's Well, being place formerly owned by William Wallace. Proved by J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 1/2/1885. Regd 1/19/1885 Book R2 p. 47.

 

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44-324 2/19/1884 WC sold 50 a

 

2/19/1884. William Clift to Isiah Scoles. $100 note payable in 18 months. 50 acres, 1st CD, line of Scoles original survey, John Fonce's line, Lovelady's line, Commissioner's line. Proved by William Clift 3/3/1884. Regd 3/31/1885 Book R2 p. 324.

 

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44-324 1/26/1883 WC sold 50 a

 

1/26/1883. William Clift to J. S. & I. Scoles. $100 paid originally by James Moore. 50 acres, 1st CD, Commissioner's line. Proved by William Clift 6/29/1883. Regd 3/31/1885 Book R2 p. 324.

 

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44-371 4/4/1883 C&M sold 30 a

 

4/4/1883. William Clift & Robt. C. McRee Senior (M. B. McRee, Exct.) to R. C. Gray. $30 paid sometime about 1856. 30 acres, 3rd CD, A. M. Rogers' line, line of old William Gray tract, line of William Flora. Witness J. A. Wallace, Mary E. McDonald. Proved by William Clift, M. B. McRee, & R. C. McRee Extr. 3/3/1884. Regd 4/14/1885 Book R2 p. 371.

 

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44-525 3/2/1885 WC sold 37 1/2 a

 

3/2/1885. William Clift to Isaiah Scoles. $60. 37 1/2 acres, 1st CD, line of Anderson Elder, Clift & McRee division line, Lovelady's line. Proved by William Clift 3/2/1885. Regd 5/26/1885 Book R2 p. 525-526.

 

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45-255 11/13/1884 WC bought 13 a

 

11/13/1884. Lewis & M. A. Lovelady to William Clift. $700 paid by R. B. & wife Mary Ann Willcoxin and A. & his wife Isabella Lewas. 13 acres, 1st CD, line of Azzariah Sore, line of Augunallis Harten Poe. Witness R. B. Wilcoxen, I. A. Wallace. Proved by Lewis & Margaret Lovelady 12/23/1884. Regd 8/22/1885 Book S2 p. 255.

 

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45-505 9/12/1885 WC gave 1/2 lot to M. A. Henderson

 

9/12/1885. William Clift to Mary Ann Henderson. For love respect and welfare I have for my daughter. Undivided 1/2 of lot, Griffin Street, Chattanooga, W of E TN VA & GA RR, to be divided as she sees proper. Capt. J. P. Long is agent to assist my son M. H. Clift to divide land. Proved by William Clift 9/11/1885. Regd 10/26/1885 Book S2 p. 505-506.

 

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45-506 9/22/1885 WC sold 1/2 lot to James C. Henderson

 

9/22/1885. William Clift to James C. Henderson. $1000 in 3 notes. Undivided 1/2 of 2-3 acres, Chattanooga, NW of E TN VA & GA RR. Witness Mary A. McDonald, Jane Clift. Proved by William Clift 9/29/1885. Regd 10/26/1885 Book S2 p. 506-507.

 

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45-585 11/4/1885 WC Chancery Court

 

Chancery Court case of William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer & others. 134 acres, 3rd CD, lot #7 of Clift & Stringer lands (described in Record C p. 408, 7/2/1872), W: Stringer farms, N: lots #8 & #9 and Mrs. M. F. Caldwell's land, E: Beck & Carroll's lands, S: lots #4 & #5. 4/8/1875: sold at auction to W. D. Van Dyke for $190. 4/13/1875: reported. 11/4/1885: land transferred. Proven 11/4/1885 by T. M. McConnell, C&M by J. B. Ragon D. C&M. Regd 11/4/1885 Book S2 p. 585-587.

 

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46-83 7/17/1885 WC sold 6.5 acres

 

7/17/1885. William Clift to D. P. Montague and L. E. Montague. $3250, $1083.33 in three notes. 6 1/2 acres, Chattanooga, SW corner of Chattanooga Gas Co. and right-of-way of Western & Atlantic Railway, line of Montagues, line of Ninth formerly Griffin St., S of E TN VA & GA RR land formerly conveyed to me by them. Witness M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, J. W. Clift. Payment of notes acknowledged by T. F. Montague, Pres. First National Bank of Chattanooga, 12/9/1899. Proved by M. H. Clift and J. W. Clift 12/8/1885. Regd Book 12/8/1885 T2 p. 83-84.

 

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46-134 7/27/1885 WC sold 50 a

 

7/27/1885. William Clift to John Lemmons. $50. 50 acres, 1st CD, line of J. W. Smith, E margin of road to Dallas, division line between Clift & McReeline of Henry Thanes. Witness C. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift 8/3/1885. Regd 12/19/1885 Book T2 p. 134.

 

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46-167 9/26/1883 C&M sold 33 a

 

9/26/1883. William Clift & heirs of R. C. McRee Decd. to John Potter. $60 note. 33 acres, 11th CD, Shiply line, John Potter's old line. Witness J. A. Wallace, Jane Clift. Proved by William Clift and R. C. McRee, one of the executors of R. C. McRee Sen. Decd. 10/29/1885. Regd 12/22/1885 Book T2 p. 167-8.

 

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46-168 9/26/1885 C&M sold 77 a

 

9/26/1885. William Clift & R. C. McRee Sen. Deceased to John Potter. For mule at $100 and a note for $54. 77 acres, 11th CD, John Potter's corner, Ingles line, Olingers corner, Willcoxen line, John Isles corner. Witness J. A. Wallace, Jane Clift. Proved by William Clift and R. C. McRee, one of the executors of R. C. McRee Sen. Decd. 10/29/1885. Regd 12/22/1885 Book T2 p. 168-9.

 

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46-175 11/10/1874 WC sold 75 a

 

11/10/1874. William Clift to John and Alfred Lee. $350, $75 cash, $85 note on R. B. Clift, two $100 notes. 75 acres, 11th CD, line of compromise between Clift & heirs of Lewis Patterson Decd., Shipleys line, Wilders line. Witness R. B. Clift, Margaret K. her x mark Lee. Proved by William Clift 12/22/1885. Regd 12/23/1885 Book T2 p. 175-6.

 

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46-276 1/6/1886 WC quit claim to 3 a for J. C. Henderson

 

1/6/1886. William Clift to James C. Henderson. $1. Quit claim to 3 acres, 4th ward of Chattanooga, bounded on N by 10th St., on E and SE by E TN VA & GA RR, on W by Mrs. King and Mrs. Dyke, on S by Foundry alley and Mrs. King. Was intended to be conveyed by deed 9/22/1885 recorded Book S2 p. 506-507. Proved by William Clift 1/6/1886. Regd 1/12/1886 Book T2 p. 276-7.

 

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46-356 5/29/1884 C&M sold 62 a

 

5/29/1884. William Clift & R. C. McRee Sen. Decd. to John Sawyer. $62. 62 acres, 2nd CD, McKeever line, corner to Ephraim Rogers. Proved by William Clift 5/30/1884 and R. C. McRee admr. of R. C.McRee Sr. Dec'd. 1/23/1886. Regd 1/23/1886 Book T2 p. 356.

 

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47-49 1/9/1886 WC agricultural lease

 

1/9/1886. William Clift, for self and as attorney-in-fact for Robert Lusk & E. G. Pearl, & Robert C. McRee to William Bean. Lease land for 25 years, 11th CD, Bee Creek, Hendon branch. For agricultural & fruit growing. Within 7 years 25 peach trees, 25 apple trees, 100 grape vines. After 12 years pay 1/2 of all fruit crops. Witness M. A. Henderson, E. H. Clift. Proved by William Clift & W. M. Bean 2/5/1886. Regd 3/19/1886 Book U2 p. 49.

 

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47-214 10/24/1885 WC sold 4.25 a

 

10/24/1885. William Clift, for self and as attorney-in-fact for E. G. Pearl & Robert Lusk to R. C. Armor. $137 in two notes. 4 1/4 acres in 2 tracts, 11th CD Tract #1: 2 1/4 acres, Vandergriff's line, John Hughs survey, John Patterson survey, right-of-way of Cincinnati Railway. Tract #2: 2 acres, Cincinnati Railway, John Patterson survey, Vandergriff's line. Witness Jas E. McDonald, W. R. Clift. Proved by William Clift 10/29/1885. Regd 4/17/1886 Book U2 p. 214-5.

 

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47-266 5/3/1884 C&M sold 10 a

 

5/3/1884. William Clift, for self and as surviving partner of R. C. McRee & M. B. McRee to John Reavley. 10 acres, 11th CD, John Reavley's line. Witness I. A. Wallace. Proved by William Clift & M. B. McRee 5/30/1884. Regd 4/27/1886 Book U2 p. 265-6.

 

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48-245 5/1/1875 C&M sold 75 a to John Revely

 

5/1/1875. William Clift & R. C. McRee to John Revely. $80 in 2 notes. 75 acres, 11th CD, corner to Revely, Mrs. Jones corner, Aslinger's line, James Clingan's line. Wigness James E. McDonald, W. C. McDonald, R. B. Clift. Proved by William Clift 12/8/1885 and James E. McDonald & W. C. McDonald for R. C. McRee 5/18/1886.

 

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48-531 7/10/1884 WC & wife sold 67 a

 

7/10/1884. William Clift & E. H. Clift to Spencer L. Goodwin. $300 paid by Spencer L. Goodwin to Timothy P. Darr: by draft on bank of Orlinda, Fla. for $200 payable to S. L. Goodwin at the United States National Bank, New York, and note for $100 payable to T. P. Darr. 67 acres, 1st CD, corner Anderson Brooks, E margin of road to Harrison, J. Windham's NW corner. Proved by William & E. H. Clift 10/18/1884.

 

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49-614 10/18/1886 Soddy Coal Co. sold Chattanooga lot

 

10/18/1886. Soddy Coal Co., M. H. Clift, President, & J. W. Clift, Secty., to J. W. Clift. For a great and valuable consideration moving us thereto. Chattanooga land, Western & Atlantic RR, Alabama or Queen & Crescent RR, bought at a Chancery Court sale vs. Huston & Bro., on which house of C. S. Peak sits. Proved by M. H. Clift & J. W. Clift 10/29/1886. Regd 10/29/1886 Book W2 p. 614.

 

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50-191 12/22/1885 WC sold 26 a

 

12/22/1885. William Clift to J. N. Smith. $26. 26 acres, 1st CD, Davidson's SW corner, Commissioner's line, Smith's line, corner to Cuff Morgan. Witness J. A. Wallace, M. N. Henderson. Proved by William Clift 1/6/1886. Regd 11/27/1886 Book X2 p. 191.

 

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50-544 4/27/1877 Clift & Stringer estate sold 159 a at auction

 

4/27/1877. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer estate. 6/18/1872: Auction at Chattanooga Court House: lots #2 & #4 on map #1 of survey of Clift & Stringer lands, 3rd CD. Lot #2: 122 acres, SE corner of 50 acres survey for Johnson & Stringer, corner of, line of Ford's land, line of Moore tract, bounded by Zion Craynes. Lot #4: 37 acres, line of Sawyer, line of Moore tract. Bought by J. E. Sawyer 7/2/1872 for $159. 4/27/1877: land transferred to J. E. Sawyer. Regd 1/5/1887 Book X2 p. 544-5.

 

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51-218 12/7/1885 C&M sold 50 a

 

12/7/1885. William Clift & R. C. McRee Sr. Deceased to R. M. McCullough. $50. 50 acres, 11th CD, John Reavley's corner, G. W. Shahan's line, Pyatts line, Bohannan's line. Proved by William Clift 12/7/1885. Regd 1/17/1887 Book Y2 p. 218-9.

 

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54-651 2/22/1877 Clift & Stringer estate sold 67 a at auction

 

2/22/1877. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer estate. 6/18/1872: Auction at Chattanooga Court House: lot #1 on map #2 of survey of Clift & Stringer lands, 67 acres, 3rd CD, corner of Cowarts or Williams land, Pike road. Bought by William Clift & M. H. Clift 7/2/1872 for $230. 2/22/1877: land transferred to William Clift & M. H. Clift. Regd 3/5/1887 Book B3 p. 651.

 

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54-692 2/22/1877 Clift & Stringer estate sold 67 a at auction

 

2/22/1877. Chancery Court. William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer estate. 6/18/1872: Auction at Chattanooga Court House: lot #11 on map #2 of survey of Clift & Stringer lands, 59 acres, 3rd CD, between 2 tracts owned by Mrs. Bivens, Pike road, line of Mrs. D. Thompson. Bought by Mrs. Sarah Bivens 7/2/1872 for $200. 2/22/1877: land transferred to Mrs. Sarah Bivens. Regd 3/5/1887 Book B3 p. 692-3.

 

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58-287 3/2/1887 WC heirs sold 63.5 a

 

3/2/1887. J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, E. A. Coulter, M. A. Henderson, & heirs of America W. Coulter to J. S. Smart, Trustee for self, Jno. A. Hart, W. F. Fischer, L. L. Fischer, T. S. Sims, Saml. R. Read, and John Cleggs . $12,600, $4,200 cash, $8,400 in 14 notes of $600 each due in 6 and 12 months at 6% interest. 63 1/2, 3rd CD, Cowart's line, SW corner of lot #1 of Clift & Stringer survey, corner of lot purchased by Wayne, excepting 2 acres previously sold on southern border of survey. M. A. Henderson being now living separate and apart from her husband, he does not join in same. Proved by J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, & E. A. Coulter 3/2/1887, M. H. Clift and Mrs. M. A. Henderson, wife of J. W. C. Henderson from whom she is living apart 3/2/1887, W. C. Coulter, C. E. Luttrell, M. S. Coulter 3/7/1887, D. T. Bullock & wife M. A. Bullock, made known by M. H. Clift of Chattanooga, 3/10/1887, T. J. Coulter, J. W. Coulter, J. J. Coulter, F.A. Robinson & wife N. R. Robinson 3/11/1887. Regd 4/11/1887 Book F3 p. 287-290. Payment acknowledged for 6 notes by M. H. Clift 8/28/1890, 3 notes by J. W. Clift for self and as executor of Mrs. E. A. Coulter, 10/28/1890, 1 note by R. C. Shelly 11/26/1890, 2 notes by J. P. Smartt, E. Waterhouse, & G. M. Smartt Jr. 11/26/1890.

 

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58-290 3/2/1887 WC heirs sold 60.5 a

 

3/2/1887. J. E. Sawyer (1/2 interest), and J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, E. A. Coulter, M. A. Henderson, being now living separate & apart from her husband, he does not join in this deed, & heirs of America W. Coulter (1/14 interest each) to J. S. Smart, Trustee for self, John A. Hart, W. F. Fischer, L. L. Fischer, T. S. Sims, Saml. R. Read, and John Cleggs . $24,200, $8,066.67 cash, $16,133.33 in 2 notes of $4033.33 each and 14 notes of $576.21 each due in 6 and 12 months at 6% interest. 60 1/2, 3rd CD, line of lot #1 of Clift & Stringer survey, Cowart's & William's corner, being lot #5 of Clift & Stringer survey. Proved by J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, & E. A. Coulter 3/2/1887, M. H. Clift, J. E. Sawyer, and Mrs. M. A. Henderson, wife of J. W. C. Henderson, from whom she is living apart 3/2/1887, William C. Coulter, C. E. Luttrell, M. S. Coulter 3/7/1887, D. T. Bullock & wife M. A. Bullock, made known by M. H. Clift of Chattanooga, 3/10/1887, T. J. Coulter, J. J. Coulter, J. W. Coulter, F.A. Robinson & wife N. R. Robinson 3/11/1887. Regd 4/11/1887 Book F3 p. 290-292. Payment acknowledged for 3 notes by J. W. Clift 10/28/1890, 1 note by R. C. Shelly 11/26/1890, 2 notes by J. P. Smartt, E. Waterhouse, & G. M. Smartt Jr. 11/26/1890, 5 notes by M. H. Clift 11/29/1890, 1 $4033.33 note by Geo. B. Sawyer 12/19/1890, 1 $4033.33 note by J. E. Sawyer 1/20/1891, 1 note by J. W. Clift as executor of Mrs. E. A. Coulter 1/28/1891, 1 note by J. J. Clift 2/6/1891, 1 note by M. A. Henderson 4/23/1892.

 

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59-500 4/18/1887 C&M heirs set property lines

 

4/18/1887. M. H. Clift, J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, E. A. Coulter, M. A. Henderson, R. C. McRee, & M. B. McRee, heirs of William Clift & R. C. McRee Sen. to McKenney Adams. 9/20/1865: C&M sold 184 acres, line of Wm. Flora & Frank Vandergriff, A. F. Rogers' corner, R. M. Martaines corner, corner H. H. Hamilton. Correcting errors to original intention. Proved by J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, & J. J. Clift 4/18/1887, R. C. McRee & M. B. McRee 4/28/1887, E. A. Coulter 4/8/1887. Regd 8/23/1887 Book G3 p. 500-1.

 

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59-632 2/2/1884 WC sold 92 a

 

2/2/1884. William Clift to Ann (John) Fouce. $184. 92 acres, 1st CD, corner to Gideon Lovelady, Clift & McRee division line, Isaac Lewis line, Lemar Corner, Scoles line. Proved by William Clift 2/12/1884. Regd 9/8/1887 Book G3 p. 637.

 

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61-14 12/10/1887 JWC bought interest in WC estate

 

12/10/1887. D. T. Bullock & wife M. A. Bullock (of Callahan Co. TX) to J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift. $1200. All rights for M. A. Bullock as heir of William Clift Decd. Tract #1: 8th, 11th, & 12th CD, E bank of Roaring Creek on original line between Rhea & Hamilton Co., Skellins Corner, Indian Boundary line, corner to McClung & Crosbys 20,000 Acre Tract, Commissioner's line crossing Rocky Oppossum & Soddy Creeks, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift and Joseph Parks et al., E line of William Mowbray tract, SW corner of Ephraim Hughes 500 acre entry, line between Bledsoe & Hamilton Co. Tract fully described in deed between Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl for self and as executor of Dyer Pearl Decd., William Clift & R. C. McRee dated 4/11/1868 (Book R p. 24-30), also in deed from R. C. McRee to William & M. H. Clift 1/9/1875 (Book D2 p. 212-214). Tract #2: Land on Soddy Creek, homestead of William Clift at the time of his death, described in deed between William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/6/1841 (Book D p. 424-427). Also interest in Donaldson 20,000 acre survey, reference grant and deed of Hugh L. McClung and Mat McClung executors 7/7/1836 (Book C p. 51-53). Other property belonging to estate referenced in deeds: from R. B. Clift 8/12/1879 (Book I2 p. 347-8), from Lewis Lovelady & M. A. Lovelady 11/13/1884 (Book S2 p. 255), from J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 12/27/1884 (Book R2 p. 47), from R. C. & M. B. McRee 4/23/1883 (Book O2 p. 250), from D. J. Thomas & wife 4/5/1884 (Book D2 p. 357), from J. W. Elder & wife 10/18/1884 (Book D2 p. 255-6), from Caroline Lassley 12/15/1882, Chancery decree in case of B. W. & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsey A. Coulter & al. (Book K2 p. 241-3). Tract #3: Hamilton & Sequatchie Cos., James Burches SE corner, John Hensons corner. Other property not mentioned here also conveyed. Proved by D. T. & M. A. Bullock 12/10/1887. Regd 12/7/1887 Book I3 p. 14-16.

 

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61-197 12/10/1887 JWC bought interest in WC estate

 

1/3/1888. Thomas J. Coulter to J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift. $1200. All rights as heir of William Clift Decd. Tract #1: 8th, 11th, & 12th CD, E bank of Roaring Creek on original line between Rhea & Hamilton Co., Skellins Corner, Indian Boundary line, corner to McClung & Crosbys 20,000 Acre Tract, Commissioner's line crossing Rocky Oppossum & Soddy Creeks, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift and Joseph Parks et al., E line of William Mowbray tract, SW corner of Ephraim Hughes 500 acre entry, line between Bledsoe & Hamilton Co. Tract fully described in deed between Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl for self and as executor of Dyer Pearl Decd., William Clift & R. C. McRee dated 4/11/1868 (Book R p. 24-30), also in deed from R. C. McRee to William & M. H. Clift 1/9/1875 (Book D2 p. 212-214). Tract #2: Land on Soddy Creek, homestead of William Clift at the time of his death, described in deed between William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/6/1841 (Book D p. 424-427). Also interest in Donaldson 20,000 acre survey, reference grant and deed of Hugh L. McClung and Mat McClung executors 7/7/1836 (Book C p. 51-53). Other property belonging to estate referenced in deeds: from R. B. Clift 8/12/1879 (Book I2 p. 347-8), from Lewis Lovelady & M. A. Lovelady 11/13/1884 (Book S2 p. 255), from J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 12/27/1884 (Book R2 p. 47), from R. C. & M. B. McRee 4/23/1883 (Book O2 p. 250), from D. J. Thomas & wife 4/5/1884 (Book D2 p. 357), from J. W. Elder & wife 10/18/1884 (Book D2 p. 255-6), from Caroline Lassley 12/15/1882, Chancery decree in case of B. W. & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsey A. Coulter & al. (Book K2 p. 241-3), Grant #40531 (Vol. 32 p. 502), from J. N. Millsap 5/21/1875 (Book B2 p. 61-63). Tract #3: Hamilton & Sequatchie Cos., James Burches SE corner, John Hensons corner. Other property not mentioned here also conveyed. Proved by Thomas J. Coulter 1/4/1888. Regd 1/5/1888 Book I3 p. 197.

 

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61-617 2/4/1888 JWC bought interest in WC estate

 

2/4/1888. J. J. Coulter to J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift. $1200. All rights as heir of William Clift Decd. Tract #1: 8th, 11th, & 12th CD, E bank of Roaring Creek on original line between Rhea & Hamilton Co., Skellins Corner, Indian Boundary line, corner to McClung & Crosbys 20,000 Acre Tract, Commissioner's line crossing Rocky Oppossum & Soddy Creeks, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift and Joseph Parks et al., E line of William Mowbray tract, SW corner of Ephraim Hughes 500 acre entry, line between Bledsoe & Hamilton Co. Tract fully described in deed between Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl for self and as executor of Dyer Pearl Decd., William Clift & R. C. McRee dated 4/11/1868 (Book R p. 24-30), also in deed from R. C. McRee to William & M. H. Clift 1/9/1875 (Book D2 p. 212-214). Tract #2: Land on Soddy Creek, homestead of William Clift at the time of his death, described in deed between William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/6/1841 (Book D p. 424-427). Also interest in S. Donaldson 20,000 acre survey, reference grant and deed of Hugh L. McClung and Mat McClung executors 7/7/1836 (Book C p. 51-53). Other property belonging to estate referenced in deeds: from R. B. Clift 8/12/1879 (Book I2 p. 347-8), from Lewis Lovelady & M. A. Lovelady 11/13/1884 (Book S2 p. 255), from J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 12/27/1884 (Book R2 p. 47), from R. C. & M. B. McRee 4/23/1883 (Book O2 p. 250), from D. J. Thomas & wife 4/5/1884 (Book D2 p. 357), from J. W. Elder & wife 10/18/1884 (Book D2 p. 255-6), from Caroline Lassley 12/15/1882, Chancery decree in case of B. W. & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsey A. Coulter & al. (Book K2 p. 241-3), Grant #40531 (Vol. 32 p. 502), from J. N. Millsap 5/21/1875 (Book B2 p. 61-63). Tract #3: Hamilton & Sequatchie Cos., James Burches SE corner, John Hensons corner. Other property not mentioned here also conveyed. Proved by J. J. Coulter in Callahan Co. TX, 2/4/1888. Regd 2/6/1888 Book I3 p. 617.

 

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63-56 2/10/1888 JWC bought interest in WC estate

 

2/10/1888. W. C. Coulter to J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift. $1200. All rights as heir of William Clift Decd. Tract #1: 8th, 11th, & 12th CD, E bank of Roaring Creek on original line between Rhea & Hamilton Co., Skellins Corner, Indian Boundary line, corner to McClung & Crosbys 20,000 Acre Tract, Commissioner's line crossing Rocky Oppossum & Soddy Creeks, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift and Joseph Parks et al., E line of William Mowbray tract, SW corner of Ephraim Hughes 500 acre entry, line between Bledsoe & Hamilton Co. Tract fully described in deed between Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl for self and as executor of Dyer Pearl Decd., William Clift & R. C. McRee dated 4/11/1868 (Book R p. 24-30), also in deed from R. C. McRee to William & M. H. Clift 1/9/1875 (Book D2 p. 212-214). Tract #2: Land on Soddy Creek, homestead of William Clift at the time of his death, described in deed between William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/6/1841 (Book D p. 424-427). Also interest in S. Donaldson 20,000 acre survey, reference grant and deed of Hugh L. McClung and Mat McClung executors 7/7/1836 (Book C p. 51-53). Other property belonging to estate referenced in deeds: from R. B. Clift 8/12/1879 (Book I2 p. 347-8), from Lewis Lovelady & M. A. Lovelady 11/13/1884 (Book S2 p. 255), from J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 12/27/1884 (Book R2 p. 47), from R. C. & M. B. McRee 4/23/1883 (Book O2 p. 250), from D. J. Thomas & wife 4/5/1884 (Book D2 p. 357), from J. W. Elder & wife 10/18/1884 (Book D2 p. 255-6), from Caroline Lassley 12/15/1882, Chancery decree in case of B. W. & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsey A. Coulter & al. (Book K2 p. 241-3), Grant #40531 (Vol. 32 p. 502), from J. N. Millsap 5/21/1875 (Book B2 p. 61-63). Tract #3: Hamilton & Sequatchie Cos., James Burches SE corner, John Hensons corner. Other property not mentioned here also conveyed. Proved by W. C. Coulter in Callahan Co. TX, 2/10/1888. Regd 2/15/1888 Book K3 p. 56.

 

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63-406 1/10/1888 EHC bought land

 

1/10/1888. Harriet C. Thurman & husband W. H. Thurman to Elizabeth H. Clift. $860. Land, 11th CD, 2nd share in the division of the Larkin Gotham tract, Valley Road corner to George W. Gothard, corner Uin Huldah Gothard. Proved by Harriette C. Thurman & husband W. H. Thurman 1/10/1888. Regd 4/2/1888 Book K3 p. 406.

 

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65-170 7/14/1888 JWC bought interest in WC estate

 

7/14/1888. Elizabeth Luttrell (signed C. E. Luttrell) to J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift. $1200. All rights as heir of William Clift Decd. Tract #1: 8th, 11th, & 12th CD, E bank of Roaring Creek on original line between Rhea & Hamilton Co., Skellins Corner, Indian Boundary line, corner to McClung & Crosbys 20,000 Acre Tract, Commissioner's line crossing Rocky Oppossum & Soddy Creeks, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift and Joseph Parks et al., E line of William Mowbray tract, SW corner of Ephraim Hughes 500 acre entry, line between Bledsoe & Hamilton Co. Tract fully described in deed between Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl for self and as executor of Dyer Pearl Decd., William Clift & R. C. McRee dated 4/11/1868 (Book R p. 24-30), also in deed from R. C. McRee to William & M. H. Clift 1/9/1875 (Book D2 p. 212-214). Tract #2: Land on Soddy Creek, homestead of William Clift at the time of his death, described in deed between William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/6/1841 (Book D p. 424-427). Also interest in S. Donaldson 20,000 acre survey, reference grant and deed of Hugh L. McClung and Mat McClung executors 7/7/1836 (Book C p. 51-53). Other property belonging to estate referenced in deeds: from R. B. Clift 8/12/1879 (Book I2 p. 347-8), from Lewis Lovelady & M. A. Lovelady 11/13/1884 (Book S2 p. 255), from J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 12/27/1884 (Book R2 p. 47), from R. C. & M. B. McRee 4/23/1883 (Book O2 p. 250), from D. J. Thomas & wife 4/5/1884 (Book D2 p. 357), from J. W. Elder & wife 10/18/1884 (Book D2 p. 255-6), from Caroline Lassley 12/15/1882, Chancery decree in case of B. W. & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsey A. Coulter & al. (Book K2 p. 241-3), Grant #40531 (Vol. 32 p. 502), from J. N. Millsap 5/21/1875 (Book B2 p. 61-63). Tract #3: Hamilton & Sequatchie Cos., James Burches SE corner, John Hensons corner. Other property not mentioned here also conveyed. Proved by Elizabeth Luttrell in Callahan Co. TX, 7/14/1888. Regd 7/27/1888 Book M3 p. 170.

 

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65-275 12/16/1870 C&M sold

 

12/16/1870. William Clift & Robert C. McRee Senior to A. J. Penny. $680: $200 cash, $170 note to William Clift and $310 note to Robert C. McRee Sr. 271 acres, 1st CD, Clift & McRee division line, A. Adkins line, G. W. Penny's line. Proved by R. C. McRee & W. H. Card, witnesses to R. C. McRee Sr., 8/18/1888, and William Clift 12/8/1885. Regd 10/17/1888 Book M3 p. 275.

 

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71-616 12/3/1888 JWC bought interest in WC estate

 

12/3/1888. J. W. Coulter (of Callahan Co. TX) to J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift. $1200. All rights as heir of William Clift Decd. Tract #1: 8th, 11th, & 12th CD, E bank of Roaring Creek on original line between Rhea & Hamilton Co., Skellins Corner, Indian Boundary line, corner to McClung & Crosbys 20,000 Acre Tract, Commissioner's line crossing Rocky Oppossum & Soddy Creeks, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift and Joseph Parks et al., E line of William Mowbray tract, SW corner of Ephraim Hughes 500 acre entry, line between Bledsoe & Hamilton Co. Tract fully described in deed between Robert Lusk, E. G. Pearl for self and as executor of Dyer Pearl Decd., William Clift & R. C. McRee dated 4/11/1868 (Book R p. 24-30), also in deed from R. C. McRee to William & M. H. Clift 1/9/1875 (Book D2 p. 212-214). Tract #2: Land on Soddy Creek, homestead of William Clift at the time of his death, described in deed between William Clift & Robert C. McRee 9/6/1841 (Book D p. 424-427). Also interest in S. Donaldson 20,000 acre survey, reference grant and deed of Hugh L. McClung and Mat McClung executors 7/7/1836 (Book C p. 51-53). Other property belonging to estate referenced in deeds: from R. B. Clift 8/12/1879 (Book I2 p. 347-8), from Lewis Lovelady & M. A. Lovelady 11/13/1884 (Book S2 p. 255), from J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 12/27/1884 (Book R2 p. 47), from R. C. & M. B. McRee 4/23/1883 (Book O2 p. 250), from D. J. Thomas & wife 4/5/1884 (Book D2 p. 357), from J. W. Elder & wife 10/18/1884 (Book D2 p. 255-6), from Caroline Lassley 12/15/1882, Chancery decree in case of B. W. & wife America W. Coulter vs. Betsey A. Coulter & al. (Book K2 p. 241-3), Grant #40531 (Vol. 32 p. 502), from J. N. Millsap 5/21/1875 (Book B2 p. 61-63). Tract #3: Hamilton & Sequatchie Cos., James Burches SE corner, John Hensons corner. Other property not mentioned here also conveyed. Proved by J. W. Coulter in Callahan Co. TX 12/3/1888.

 

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74-49 9/23/1889 WC chancery court case

 

4/18/1873: Chancery Court, D. M. Key, Chancellor. William Clift vs. P. H. Flood et al., W. F. Rathburn & T. G. Montague vs. P. H. Flood, and J. C. Stanton vs. P. H. Flood et al. Auction of Sidney Street property in Chattanooga. Transferred 9/23/1889.

 

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75-701 3/1/1889 JWC sold WC estate interest bought from AWC heirs

 

3/1/1889. J. W. Clift to A. Lloyd. $3000 in 2 notes. 1/14 interest in estate of William Clift. Tract #1: 11th & 12th CD, compromise line between William & M. H. Clift & Parks, line between Hamilton & Bledsoe Cos., compromise line established by W. L. Headrick and J. W. Clift, S corner of Ephraim Hughes' entry #99 for 500 acres, NE corner of original William Mowbray tract, N corner of J. M. Millsap tract, commissioners' line crossing Little & Big Soddy Creeks, Clift & McRee 5000 acre tract, boundary lines of Clift, Pearl, & Lusk lands, corner of Skillins or Fox tract, McGill Creek, Roaring Creek, NE corner of Doak grant, original line between Hamilton & Rhea Cos. Tract #2: 319 acres, Sequatchie & Hamilton Cos., back side of Poe road, James Bunch's SE corner, Barker's corner. Interest in tracts purchased by me of the heirs of America W. Coulter. Proved by J. W. Clift 5/8/1889.

 

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76-326 3/5/1885 WC vineyard lease

 

3/5/1885. Agreement between William Clift, for self & as attorney for E. G. Pearl & Dyer Pearl, & Robert Lee Sr., and John Bowman. Lease for 25 years, 20 acres: 10 acres on Walden's Ridge for a vineyard of Concord variety, and 10 other acres (where Jeffman Hodges now lives for agricultural and horticultural purposes) to be cultivated for grapes rent free for 10 years. Grapes to be divided among parties of 1st & 2nd parts. Proved by William Clift and John Bowman 3/20/1885. For value received transferred from John Bowman to John Hughes 9/15/1887. For value received transferred from John Hughes to A. Vandergriff 9/24/1887. Regd 1/6/1890 Book X3 p. 326-7.

 

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87-390 1891 WC chancery case

 

1891: Chancery Court, William Clift vs. J. T. Stringer et al. Transfer completed for lot #6 on map #2 of Clift & Stringer lands. [copy mostly too dim to read].

 

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89-521 1/15/1891 EHC bought 6 a

 

1/15/1891. Robert L. Bolton & wife Maggie Bolton to Mrs. E. H. Clift. $600. 6 acres, 11th CD, corner William Beenes line, W. B. Bolton line, Peter Bolton line, J. B. Thomas line. Proved by Robert L. & Maggie Bolton 1/15/1891. Regd 2/28/1891 Book K4 p. 521.

 

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92-352 9/21/1885 WC sold 80 a. to WC2

 

9/21/1885. William Clift to Willie Clift. $120. 80 acres, 11th CD, J. W. C. Henderson's line, Yank Clift's line, line of land purchased by J. W. Clift from Sallie E. McMurry. Witness R. B. Clift, J. W. Clift. Proven by William Clift 9/29/1885.

 

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97-550 1/21/1892 WC heirs settle with M. A. Henderson

 

1/21/1892. J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. Wallace, A. J. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, N. B. Wallace, M. H. Clift, & Jas. E. McDonald to M. A. Henderson. For 1/7 share of William Clift estate. $349.43 payable to M. A. Henderson in 4 years. Tract #1: 50 acres, 11th CD, corner to M. A. Henderson, being tract known as Mrs. Laply tract. Tract #2: Cincinnati Southern Railway, Goodson's line, road from Retro to the Mountain, being lot conveyed by W. D. D. Henderson & wife to Wm. Clift. Proved by J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. Wallace (& wife D. N.), A. J. Wallace (wife of I. A.), W. C. McDonald, M. H. Clift, & J. E. McDonald 2/25/1892. Regd 3/5/1892 Book S4 p. 550.

 

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97-552 1/7/1890 WC heirs settle with M. A. Henderson

 

1/7/1890. M. H. Clift, A. Lloyd, J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, D. N. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, M. A. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, A. J. Wallace, I. A. Wallace, J. A. Coulter, Jas E. McDonald, N. K. Wallace to Mrs. M. A. Henderson. For certain interests conveyed to us. 60 acres, 12th CD, corner lot #1 J. W. Clift, being lot #2. Proved by D. N. Wallace (& wife A. J.), W. C. McDonald, M. A. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, J. A. Coulter, & Jas E. McDonald 10/11/1890, by J. W. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, & I. A. Wallace (& wife N. K.) 11/20/1890, & by M. H. Clift & A. Lloyd 2/25/1892. Regd 3/5/1892 Book S4 p. 552.

 

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97-710 1/12/1891 WC heirs settle with EHC for 1232 a

 

1/12/1891. Party of 1st part: heirs of William Clift: James W. Clift (admr. and son), R. B. Clift, M. H. Clift, & J. J. Clift (sons), Mrs. Mary A. Henderson (daughter) & husband J. W. C. Henderson, children of Mrs. E. A. Coulter, deceased, (daughter): James E. McDonald, W. C. McDonald, Mary A. McDonald, Joseph A. Coulter, Elizabeth Coulter, Mrs. America Wallace & husband David N. Wallace, and Nancy K. Wallace (& husband Isaac A. Wallace), also said J. W. Clift & M. H. Clift as owners of interests of children of America W. Coulter & husband Robert Coulter: W. C. Coulter, T. J. Coulter, Nancy R. Robinson, Elizabeth C. Luttrell, M. A. Bullock & husband Thos. J. Bullock, J. W. Coulter, M. B. Coulter, and J. J. Coulter. Party of 2nd part: widow of William Clift, Elizabeth H. Clift. Agreement to settle all litigation in Chancery Court. Widow gets personal property and cash already received from administrator, $500 year's support decreed by Chancery Court, $2500 cash, $500 note in 6 months, and "River Farm" specified as dower tract #1 in Chancery Court Rule #3303: 1232 acres, Soddy Creek, Long Spring Branch, partition line between Clift & McRee, Coleman's line, J. J. Clift's corner, TN River, except 1 acre conveyed to 12th CD School for school and religious purposes. Proved by M. H. & J. W. Clift 10/22/1891, by M. A. Henderson 10/23/1891, by W. C. McDonald, D. N. Wallace, Mary A. McDonald, America Wallace (wife of D. N.), L. E. Coulter, I. A. Wallace, J. J. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. E. McDonald, N. K. Wallace (wife of I. A.), J. A. Coulter 2/25/1892. Regd 3/25/1892 Book S4 p. 710.

 

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102-215 3/14/1892 WC heirs bought 380.5 a

 

3/14/1892. W. H. & wife E. Ann Hickman, Sarah Watson, & John M. Watson, heirs of William A. Hickman Decd. to W. D. D. Henderson & heirs of William Clift decd. $25. 380 1/2 acres, known as Ohnan Lands, 8th CD, line of Caleb Huntly, line of Ed S. Card, J. Lindan's line, S side Turnpike Road. Proved in Rhea Co. TN by W. H. & wife E. A. Hickman 3/14/1892, by Watsons in Hamilton Co. TN.

 

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102-236 1/27/1892 WC heirs settle with W. C. McDonald

 

1/27/1892. Heirs of William Clift: J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. Wallace, A. J. Wallace, N. K. Wallace, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, & Jas. E. McDonald to W. C. McDonald. For 1/7 interest in estate of William Clift, and $1728.02 in 3 notes at 4% interest: $557.15 to M. H. Clift in 6 years, $478.58 to J. W. Clift in 8 years, $349.43 to M. A. Henderson in 4 years, and $342.86 to R. B. Clift in 5 years. Land, 11th CD, W bank Sale Creek right below where old Robt. Coulter Mill stood, corner America & Mary McDonald, Mary & Laura McDonald's corner, Geo. McDonald & Geo. May line, Bob May's line (Bob May bought from Rankin), Gibson's line, Mrs. May's line, Alice Kennedy's line, Patterson's line, known as Upper Horse Shoe and Bob Davis lands, excepting Mill Tract of James E. McDonald. Proved by J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. & wife A. J. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. & N. K. Wallace, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, J. E. McDonald 2/25/1892. Payment acknowledged for 3 notes ($342.86, $557.15, & $478.58) by M. H. Clift 6/11/1897, for 1 note ($349.43) by M. A. Henderson 6/12/1897.

 

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102-450 7/27/1892 WC heirs settle with M. H. Clift

 

7/27/1892. Heirs of William Clift: J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. Wallace, A. J. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, M. A. Henderson, N. K. Wallace, & Jas. E. McDonald to M. H. Clift. For interest in William Clift estate. Land in 3 tracts. Tract #1: 108 acres, 11th CD, S side Walden's Ridge, James McDonald's W line, bounded by Thomas tract on S, by Fox on W, by N. Hutchinson on E, place known as Bowman place. Tract #2: 12th CD, NW corner of M. H. Clift's river tract, J. W. Clift line, line of Mrs. E. H. Clift, J. J. Clift's line, lands W of said river farm. Tract #3: lot in Soddy, 100' on Daisy road, back 200' to John Evans' line, bounded on S by Smith, being land sold by Elder to William Clift. Proved by J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. & wife A. J. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. & wife N. K. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, M. A. Henderson, & J. E. McDonald 2/25/1892.

 

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102-471 2/2/1891 WC heirs exchange land

 

2/2/1891. Thos. J. & wife Rhoda A. Coleman to heirs of William Clift: J. W. Clift, M. H. Clift, R. B. Clift, J. J. Clift, M. A. Henderson, A. Loyd, heirs of Mrs. E. A. Coulter, decd.: J. E. McDonald, W. C. McDonald, Nancy K. & husband I. A. Wallace, America J. & husband D. N. Wallace, Mary A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, & Elizabeth L. Coulter. Heirs interest: M. H. Clift gets 1/4 of 1/7 and 1/14 of 3/4 (or 23/56), J. W., R. B. & J. J. Clift and M. A. Henderson each get 1/7 of 3/4, A. Loyd gets 1/14 of 3/4, heirs of Mrs. E. A. Coulter gets 1/7 of 3/4. 4 acres, 12th CD, N margin of Mountain Road, Commissioner's line, line of Dan Jones, Cincinnati Southern Railway, being part of purchase from Mattison Varner, W of C. S. Ry, just N of lane passing our house. Proved by T. J. & Rhoda A. Coleman 2/2/1891. Regd 7/15/1892 Book X4 p. 471.

 

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106-136 1/6/1892 WC heirs settle with A. Lloyd for 30 a

 

1/6/1892. Heirs of William Clift: J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. Wallace, A. J. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, N. K. Wallace, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, Jas. E. McDonald to A. Lloyd. For interest in certain lands described in several deeds. 30 acres, 12th CD, SW corner of M. H. Clift lot, being lot #2 of mutual conveyances, reserving mining rights. Proved by J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, I. A. & wife N. K. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. N. & wife A. J. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, Jas. E. McDonald 2/25/1892. Regd 9/28/1892 Book B5 p. 136.

 

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107-273 10/24/1892 JWC sold WC Chattanooga's lot

 

10/24/1892. J. W. Clift, administrator of William Clift, by power of Chancery Court decree #3996 in case of Soddy Coal Iron & Ry Co. vs. J. C. Anderson et al., to John Stagmaier & G. G. Fletcher. $3900, $2000 cash, $1900 in 3 notes (3, 6, 9 months). Lot, Chattanooga, N 25' of S 1/2 of 29 Market St. Proved by J. W. Clift 10/24/1892. Regd 10/26/1892 Book C5 p. 273. Payment acknowledged by H. Bushnell, Asst. Cashier, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Chattanooga 7/12/1893.

 

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109-108 5/14/1891 WC heirs sold 52 a.

 

5/14/1891. J. W. Clift, J. J. Clift, R. B. Clift, M. H. Clift, I. A. Wallace, N. K. Wallace, Jas. E. McDonald, W. C. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, M. A. McDonald, D. N. Wallace, J. A. Coulter, M. A. Henderson, & A. J. Wallace to Garrett. $104. 52 acres, 13th CD, S bank Opossum Creek, Pendergrass line, "Potter Place." Proved by most bargainers 8/31/1891, by J. A. Coulter & A. J. Wallace 9/5/1891. Regd 6/2/1893 Book E5 p. 108-109.

 

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109-502 12/29/1885 WC sold 2 a.

 

12/29/1885. William Clift to Saphrona Gann. $3 from colored man John T. Henry. 2 acres, bounded by Anderson Henry, John Lemons, J. N. Smith, & division line between Clift & McRee. Witness I. A. Wallace, Jaret Gan. Proved by I. A. Wallace, Jaret Gan 11/6/1886. Regd 3/18/1893 Book E5 p. 502.

 

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117-636 1/27/1892 WC heirs settle with JWC

 

1/27/1892. J. J. Clift, I. A. Wallace, R. B. Clift, M. A. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, L. E. Coulter, D. W. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, N. K. Wallace, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, Jas. E. McDonald to J. W. Clift. For J. W. Clift conveying 1/14 interest to land in other deeds, and also $478.58 from heirs of Mrs. E. A. Coulter to J. W. Clift, and $71.43 from J. J. Clift. 310+ acres in 4 tracts. Tract #1: 200 acres, 12th CD, M. H. Clift river tract, line of Mrs. E. H. Clift, partition line of Clift & McRee, John Henson's farm, John & James Lee, J. W. Clift's river farm. Tract #2: 97 acres, 12th CD, William McGill line, line of 97 acre survey from Clift & McRee to Benjamin Wallace, J. M. Watson's line, Watson's Well, known as Will Wallace place. Tract #3: 13 acres, 1st CD, line of Azariah Poe tract, place conveyed by Lewis Lovelady & wife to William Clift. Tract #4: 1st CD, Igon tract, R. C. McRee corner, Charles McClung commissioners line, Fields old ferry on TN River. Proved by bargainers 2/25/1892. Regd 11/17/1893 Book M5 p. 636-639.

 

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117-641 1/7/1890 WC heirs settle with JWC

 

1/7/1890. M. H. Clift, J. J. Clift, R. B. Clift, D. N. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, A. J. Wallace, J. A. Coulter, M. A. Henderson, Jas. E. McDonald, N. K. Wallace, I. A. Wallace, A. Lloyd to J. W. Clift. For interest in lands conveyed to us in several deeds. Mineral rights to 52 acres, line of lot #6 (R. B. Clift), being lot #1 of mutual conveyances. Proved by D. N. Wallace, W. C. McDonald, M. A. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, J. A. Coulter, J. E. McDonald 10/11/1890, J. J. Clift, R. B. Clift, & I. A. Wallace 3/20/1890, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, & A. Lloyd 2/25/1892. Regd 3/17/1893 Book M5 p. 641-644.

 

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124-33 1/3/1894 WC heirs confirmed WC gift of school land

 

1/3/1894. Deed made by William Clift during his life time was lost, so now his heirs are replacing it. J. W. Clift, Mary A. Wallace, D. N. Wallace, Jas. E. McDonald, W. C. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, Joe A. Coulter, J. J. Clift, Jno. J. Freeman surviving Executor of the estate of Dyer Pearl, M. F. Lusk, M. H. Clift, R. B. Clift, & M. A. Henderson to John McWilliams, J. A. Hickman, & Thos. Varner, School Directors for 13th CD. For promoting the welfare of public schools and the cause of education. 2 acres, then 12th CD now 13th CD, where the school house now stands. Proved by J. W. Clift & J. J. Clift 8/21/1894, Mary A. Wallace, D. N. Wallace, Jas. E. McDonald, W. C. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, & Joe A. Coulter 1/9/1894, Jno. J. Freeman 4/11/1894, R. B. Clift & M. A. Henderson 8/22/1894, M. H. Clift 8/20/1894. Regd 8/24/1894 Book T5 p. 33-36.

 

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132-306 JWC confirmed 1883 sale by WC of 70 a.

 

3/1/1895. J. W. Clift, administrator of estate of William Clift, Matilda Lusk, & Jno. J. Freeman, sole surviving executor of Dyer & E. G. Pearl to Ary Rogers. In compliance with 3/30/1883 bond by William Clift and for $300 balance now paid. 70 acres, 11th CD, Reavely's line, division line between Clift, Pearl, & Lusk with James Gothard, line of Larkin Gothard. Proved by Jno. J. Freeman 3/9/1895, Matilda Lusk (widow) 3/5/1895, & J. W. Clift 3/23/1895. Regd 3/28/1896 Book B6 p. 306-308.

 

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132-507 5/7/1896 JWC bought W. C. McDonald interest

 

5/7/1896. W. C. McDonald to J. W. Clift. $450. 1/7 of 1/7 of 1/2 of land, 11th & 13th CD, line of Clift & McRee 5000 acres entry, Sequatchie county line, Bledsoe county line, Rhea county line, line of Clift, Pearl, & Lusk lands, except 320 acre Clements tract, surface rights to 500 acre Thatcher or Stuart lands, 300 acre D. J. Jones tract, and Roberts tract. Proved by McDonald 5/7/1896. Regd 5/11/1896 Book B6 p. 507-508

 

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136-59 5/14/1891 WC heirs sold 52 a.

 

5/14/1891. J. W., J. J., R. B., & M. H. Clift, I. A. & N. K. Wallace, Jas. E., W. C., & M. A.  McDonald, L. E. & J. A. Coulter, M. A. Henderson, & A. J. Wallace to Geo. W. Garrett. $104. 52 acres, 13th CD, S bank Opossum Creek, Pendergrass line, known as Potter Place. Proved by most bargainers 8/31/1891, & J. A. Coulter & A. J. Wallace 9/5/1891. Regd 7/14/1896 Book F6 p. 59-61.

 

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136-209 5/29/1889 WC heirs confirm WC sale of 35 acres

 

5/29/1889. J. W., J. J., R. B., & M. H. Clift, & M. A. Henderson to John Bryant. Whereas in 1/1875 Clift & McRee sold to John Bryant, Bryant paid full $77, but Clift died without acknowledging deed. 35 acres, 2nd CD, adjoining Martin Hartman, Mrs. Rogers, McKinners line. Proved by J. W. & M. H. Clift 5/3/1893. Regd 8/27/1896 Book F6 p. 209-210.

 

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138-606 2/13/1896 JWC confirmed land sale by WC

 

2/13/1896. J. W. Clift, administrator of father William Clift to John Emery. Considerations: William Clift deeded land to Emery in his life time, Emery has lived there 40 years but never had deed, recent surveys indicate error in description of property in deed, justice to all parties at least expense. Land, 12th CD, Pendergrass line, Garrett's line, Opossum Creek, Jno. Fritts' line, Lee's line, John Henson's line, near McGill Ferry Road, being lands assigned William Clift by Clift & McRee partition of McClung and Cosby land. Warrant of possession subject to transfers Emery may have made to John Henson, John Fritts, or others. Proved by J. W. Clift 3/10/1896. Regd 2/25/1897 Book H6 p. 606-607.

 

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142-189 1/7/1890 WC heirs settle with R. B. Clift

 

1/7/1890. M. H., J. W., & J. J. Clift, D. N. Wallace, W. C. & M. A. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, A. J. Wallace, J. A. Coulter, Jas. E. McDonald, N. K. & I. A. Wallace, M. A. Henderson, & A. Lloyd to R. B. Clift. For interest conveyed by R. B. Clift. 60 acres, 12th CD, line of J. W. Clift's lot #1, Simpsons Spring, being lot #6 of mutual conveyances, excepting mineral rights. Proved by D. N. Wallace, W. C. & M. A. McDonald, L. E. Coulter, J. A. Coulter, Jas. E. McDonald, & A. J. Wallace 10/11/1890, J. W., & J. J. Clift, N. K. & I. A. Wallace 11/20/1890, M. H. Clift, M. A. Henderson, & A. Lloyd 2/25/1892. Regd Book L6 p. 189-190.

 

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142-689 2/26/1894 JWC sold land for WC heirs

 

2/26/1894. J. W. Clift, trustee to sell land for heirs of William Clift, to W. L. Hutchison. $500. Land, 11th CD, Mrs. Coulter's line, Sale Creek, Anderson Clift's line, William Clift's line, being the Bob Bryan place. Proved by J. W. Clift 2/27/1894. Regd 3/9/1898 Book L6 p. 689-690.

 

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143-626 5/14/1891 WC heirs sold 4 a.

 

5/14/1891. J. W., J. J., & M. H. Clift, I. A. Wallace, W. C. & Mary A. McDonald, , N. K. Wallace, A. Lloyd, M. A. Henderson, L. E. Coulter, R. B. Clift, Jas. E. McDonald, J. A. Coulter, D. N. Wallace, America Wallace, & A. J. Wallace to Ab Coleman. $60. 4 acres, 12th CD, Ab Coleman's line of his home place. Proved by bargainers 5/14/1891. Regd 5/17/1898 Book M6 p. 626-627.

 

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148-483 12/30/1883 WC sold 25 a.

 

12/30/1883. William Clift to Mary Ann McDonald. $50. 25 acres, 11th CD, Bod Coulter survey, Sale Creek. Witness M. A. Henderson, Jane Clift. Proved by William Clift 1/6/1884. Regd Book R6 p. 483.