in Williamson County, TN
Williamson County, TN Tax Book 1, 1800-1813
Williamson County, TN was created 26 Oct 1799 from Davidson County. Hunters and explorers came into this section as early as 1784, but most permanent settlements were not made until shortly before 1800. Many of the early settlers did not buy land when they first arrived; for this reason it is often difficult to find records of their presence, until they decided to make a permanent settlement.
Tax List - Each male between the ages of 21 and 51 was required to pay a poll tax. Also, he payed a tax on each slave, the land he owned, the stud horses, town lots, merchants tax, billiard tables and sawmills.
Listed are the names of the persons, number of acres of land, location, when given, white poles and black poles.
Stephens, Lewis, 162, Spencers Cr, 1, 1
Stevens, Lommie, 100, McCrorys Cr, 1, 1
Stephens, Joel, 160, Spencers Cr, 1, 4
Stephens, Loamie, 100, 1, 1
Stephens, Loamie, 100, McCrorys Cr, 1, 0
Potts, Peter, 1, 3
Potts, Peter, 108, Spencers Cr by deed, 0, 4
Potts, Peter, 80, Spencer Cr by deed, 1, 2
Potts, Peter, 80, Spencers Cr, 1, 2
Potts, Daniel, 1, 1
Potts, Daniel, 150, Nelson Cr, 1, 1
Record Book - Letters of Administration, No. 1 - 1838-1855
P. 177. Potts, James, Nov 1844, no will William Potts & Stephen Potts, Admrs
P. 186. Potts, Daniel, May 1845, no will George Potts, Admr
P. 405. Potts, Stephen, Feb 1852, no will Henry Potts, Admr
Williamson County, TN County Court Minutes - July 1812-October 1815
Same date - Jonathan Potts released from payment of value of horse by him posted; afterwards proven to be property of Littleton Henderson
Miscellaneous Records, Williamson Co, TN
Page 204 - Robert Winsett to Silas Winsett, 45 acres tract of land on the waters of Harpeth River, being part of 200 acre tract I now live on..for the love and affection I bear to my son. Registered 18 Aug 1813
Page 252 - Robert Winsett to my wife Mille Winsett and my youngest son Jason Winsett..for love and affection..tract of land where I now live on the waters of Harpeth, 63 acres and 230 poles, bounded by John Nelson and John Coffee. Reg 25 Nov 1812
Page 450 - Deed of conveyance from Elizabeth Winsett to Daniel Winsett for 20 acres of land in Williamson County on Nelson Creek, proven by oaths of Jason Winsett and William Winsett - no date
Miscellaneous Records, Williamson Co, TN, Vol 2
January 1817 - Polly Potts, now Polly Woods, widow of Peter Potts, given 1/6 of the estate. Minute Book 3, pg 260
Page 269 - Agnes Potts is appointed guardian of Samuel Crockett Potts, Sally Potts, John Potts, Polly Potts and Joseph Potts.
Jan 1817 - Agnes Slocum formerly Agnes Potts - She is guardian for Samuel Crockett Potts, Sally Potts, John Potts, Polly Potts and Joseph Potts minor orpans of Joseph Potts, dec'd
Jan 1825 - Peter Potts died intestate - Division of heirs: Nancy Potts who has since the death of her father married Winson Edney; Susan Potts who married Thomas A. Thompson; Maria Potts; Edwin Potts; Joseph Potts
Miscellaneous Records, Williamson Co, TN, Vol 6
1836 - Jason Winsett account with minor heirs of Amos Winsett dec'd as their guardian: Mary, Sarah, ?aley, James, John, William, David and Newton Winsett. The balance of the rent of 73 acres of land after settling with the 5 heirs that was of lawful age at the time rent was due.
24 Aug 1848 - Whereas I (no name given) may have some interest in the estate of my father Joel Stevens, yet to be divided as well as some interest in the property conveyed by Joel Stevens in his lifetime in trust to the trustees James P. Stevens and G. McJordan which is yet to be disposed of - for the love and affection I bear for my children Fanny Stevens, Sarah Stevens and Cornelius Stevens, all my interest in said estate.
Dec 1856 - William Potts made oath that he made a coffin for Samuel Adams, a pauper, $5
No date - Deposition of Eleanor C. Jameson - Elizabeth Potts died in the lifetime of said Eleanor leaving only one child, Sarah Elizabeth, who died as an infant and unmarried. Zachariah Potts was appointed Admr of the estate of his wife and the estate of his child. Montgomery County, Tenn