OCCUPANT LAND GRANT FOR THOMAS GUTHRIE

The State of Tennessee No. 735

 

TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME GREETINGS

 
Know Ye, That in consideration of an entry made in the Entry Takers Office of the Ocoee District of No. 770 dated the seventh day of August, 1839 by Thomas Guthrie as an Occupant entree there is granted by the said State of Tennessee, to the said Thomas Guthrie and his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land, containing one hundred and sixty acres lying in the county (left blank) in the said district, situated in the third range west of the basis line fifth fractional township, beginning at the Northwest quarter of said section: with its appurtenances, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land, with its appurtenances, to the said Thomas Guthrie and his heirs forever. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Newton Cannon (Signature) Governor of the State of Tennessee, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed at Nashville, on the 13th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and American Independence the sixty fourth.
James K. Polk (Signature)
John S. Young (Signature)
SECRETARY
 
Thomas Guthrie
Hath title to the above described land.
Recorded the 25th of January 1840
F. J. R. Edwards (Signature)
Register of the Ocoee District
SECRETARY
 
NOTE
  "The above mentioned land is located along the Tennessee River near old Harrison, Tennessee in Hamilton County where four generations of the Guthrie family lived and added to the original tract. Thomas Guthrie is noted in several history texts as being the first permanent white settler in the former Indian lands south of the river. The entire Guthrie farm ultimately extended north above Harrison and now is completely submerged beneath the waters of Chickamauga Lake."   Scott Guthrie

 

Submitted by Scott Guthrie
guthries@usit.net