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Grant/Robertson Documents

The following court records, deeds, administrative bonds, estate records, etc., all concern the related Grant and Robinson/Robertson families of Spartansburg District, South Carolina and Montgomery County, Tennessee. All of these records are courtesy of Faye Jensen (a Grant descendent) who transcribed them and was kind enough to send them to me.


(MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENN. WILLS & ADMINISTRATIONS, Volumes 2 - 6
Transcribed & Typed by Laura Willis
Published 1995
Simmons Historical Publications Melber, Kentucky)

P. 10
WILL BOOK A, Page 363

Deed of Gift from SARAH ODENEAL to LUCY GRANT
I, Sarah Odeneal, of Montgomery County, Tennessee, for the love and good will and affection that I have for my daughter, Lucy Grant, give to her the following property, to wit, one negro woman named Jenny; likewise one bed and furniture. Likewise my daughter Wilmoth Edmonston, one negro man named Ned, one negro girl named Winne, one bed and furniture. Likewise to my son Tate Odeneal, one negro girl named Rachel and one gray mare and colt, one bed and furniture and all farming tools, all my kitchen and household furniture, one cow and six hogs. In witness I set my hand this 2nd day of July 1810.

Test:
A. Peterson
John Edmonston

Sarah Odeneal

Bill of Sale from JAMES GRANT to ZACHARIAH GRANT
On October 9th 1810, I, James Grant, have sold to Zachariah Grant, a certain negro woman named Jenny, now in possession of Sarah Odeneal, which negro woman, I, James Grant and Susannah, my wife, do relinquish all right and claim.
Test:
D. Grant
William Robertson

James Grant
Susannah Grant

P. 40
WILL BOOK A, Page 450

JOSIAH FORT, Guardian Bond
We, Josiah Fort, Robert Prince and Joseph Robinson, are bound to Robert Prince, protem Chairman of the County Court, in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, this 15th day of April 1807. The condition of the obligation is such that Josiah Fort is appointed Guardian to Mathew Mills Murphey. If he does returns make of all the estate that comes into his possession, and demeans himself well as guardian, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.
Josiah Fort
Robert Prince
Joseph Robinson

P. 50
WILL BOOK A, Page 481

ZACHARIAH GRANT, Constable Bond
We, Zachariah Grant, Lewis Puckett and Israel Robinson, are bound to the Justices in the sum of six hundred and forty dollars, this 25th day of March 1809. The condition of the obligation is such that Zachariah Grant is appointed Constable. If does well and truly executes the duties of his office, and shall faithfully pay all monies that are received by him to the person entitled to receive it, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.
Z. Grant
Lewis Puckett
Israel Robinson

WILL BOOK A, Page 262

Deed of Gift from WILLIAM ROBINSON to JOSEPH ROBINSON I, William Robinson of Spartingburgh District, South Carolina, as attorney in fact for Zachariah Robinson, have sold to Joseph Robinson of Montgomery county, Tennessee, for and in consideration of the good will and affection that he has and bears for Joseph, one negro man named Moses, about twenty-four years of age. In testimony I have set my hand and seal this 20th day of November 1902.
Test:
J. Woolfolk
J. Robinson

William Robinson, Attorney
for Zachariah Robinson

Page 11:
WILL BOOK A, Page 263

Bill of Sale from WILLIAM POLK to JOSEPH ROBINSON I, William Polk of Robinson County, Tennessee, do sell to Joseph Robinson of Montgomery County, a negro woman named Nancy aged about twenty-two years of age, natural born slave for which I received four hundred dollars. In testimony I have set my hand this 24th day of January 1805.
Test:
J. Woolfolk
J. Robinson

William Robinson

Page 45
WILL BOOK B, 102

Sale of the Estate of JUDAH FORD, deceased Buyers were: George Hopson, Elijah Gossett, Ambrose Hutcheson, James Grant, Thomas Carney, Elias Fort Jr., John Segars, Joseph Robinson, John Ferguson, Joseph McNeil, James Norfleet, Samuel Northington, P. H. Wipple, William Deloach, Willie Parker, William Smith, Joseph Robertson, Arthur Hays, Eppy Lawson, Jesse Mosely, Cordall Norfleet, Stephen W. Carney, Richard B. Blount, John Lemaster, Henry H. Bryan, Tandy Walker, John McGuire, Zachariah Grant, Elisha Gossett, John Rawson.

Total amount received from sale of the estate was $299. 41 3/4
Cordall Norfleet, Executor

Page 54
WILL BOOK B, Page 128

Sale of the Estate of OWEN PERDUE, deceased Buyers were: Henry Funk, James Morrow, William Hooper, Agnes Perdue, William McGowen, Norfleet Carney, Jacob Foust, John Carnes, John Rudolph, Dr. Hopson, William Fowler, Jeremiah Brown, Jacob, Staley, John Ford, Howel Perdue, Zachariah Grant, John Smith, James Boyd, Peter Black, Jacob Rudolph.

Total amount received from sale of the estate was $201.04, on this 22nd October 1812.
William McGowen, Administrator

Page 20
WILL BOOK B, Page 269

Bill of Sale from JAMES GRANT and ZACHARIAH GRANT to TAIT ODENEAL
We, James Grant and Zachariah Grant of Montgomery County, in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, have sold to Tait Odeneal a negro woman slave named Jenny, aged about thirty-five years, of a yellowish colour, and of a thick make. In witness we have set our hand this 15th day of July 1811. Test:
A. Peterson
Robert Edmonston

Z. Grant
James (X) Grant
Rendered April Term 1816

Page 39
WILL BOOK B, Page 311

SARAH ODENEAL and ROBERT EDMONSTON, Administrator Bond We, Sarah Odeneal, Robert Edmonston, James Hambleton, Andrew Peterson and David McFaddin, are bound to the Governor in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, this 15th day of January 1816. The condition of the obligation is such that if Sarah Odeneal and Robert Edmonston, Administrators of the Estate of Tate Odeneal, deceased, does make an inventory and an accounting of their administration of the estate, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.
Sarah (X) Odeneal
Robert Edmonston
James Hambleton
A. Peterson
David McFaddin

Page 43:
WILL BOOK B, Page 322
Sale of the Estate of VALENTINE McCUTHCHEN, deceased Buyers were: Nathaniel Terry George B. Hopson, John Edmondson, Pray Whipple, Joseph Robertson, John McCutchen, A. Fore, David Tally, James Fort, Zachariah Grant, Mrs. McCutchen, Joseph Hopson, Dordeal Norfleet, S. McGowen, William McGowen, Andrew Peterson, Robert Edmondson, Stephen Carney, John Hambleton, M. Thomason, N. Carney.

Total amount received from sale of the estate was $421.07 1/2, this January 15th 1816.

George B. Hopson, Administrator

WILL BOOK B, Page 323
Inventory of the Estate of WILLIAM FOWLER, deceased Notes: Elizabeth Fowler, Thomas Carney, Edward Jett, John Hutchison, Zachariah Grant, Joseph Smith, Abraham Heflin, John Fergerson, John Rinehart, Nancy Fowler, Blake Massengale, Moses Lockart, Fielding Heflin, James Smith, James Norfleet, Andrew Lyn, Arnold Thomason, Michael Rudolph, Zachariah Robertson, Jeremiah Brown, James Fowler, Howel Perdue, John Rudolph, William Hutchison, Elisha Gosset, Archibald Brown, Jacob Foust.
Total amount of notes $389.40 1/4

Jeremiah Brown, Executor
James Fowler, Executor

Page 51:
WILL BOOK B, Page 340
Inventory of the Estate of TATE ODENEAL, deceased Personal property includes:
Negro woman named Jenna, negro girl named Rachel, negro boy named Bob, negro girl named Fillis Eight head of cattle, one five gallong oven, beds and furniture, bedsteads, twelve gallong pott, pair pot hooks, spice morter and pestle, sett knives and forks, soup spoon, earthen dish, pewter dish, one half gallong bason, eighteen schrews, handsaw, gimlet, ax, grubbing hoe, weeding hoe, pair of traces and clevis, table, chairs, coffee pot, brass candlesticks, snuffers, cotton wheel and cards, shoe brushes, trunk, dictionary, earthen plates, tea spoons, History of Croesus, drawing knife, cups and saucers, chest, pair of saddle bags, nippers, three gallong pott, smoothing iron, riddle, sifter, tray, pitcher, pepper box, iron rod, old ax, hammer, pails, five hundred feet of poplar plank, one barrel
Sarah Odeneal, Administrator
Robert Edmonston, Administrator

WILL BOOK B, Page 344:
Settlement with the Administration of the Estate of BENJAMIN DARNEL., deceased.
Amount of Sales $304. 00 3/4

Cash paid out to Daniel Fore, Samuel Lewis, Luke Dilliard, Moses Ingram, John Keys, Thomas Morris, John G. Robbins, John Marlow, Henry Fort, Jesse Smith, John Kinsory, George B. Hopson, Laban Holland, James Williams, and Sintha Boone, in the sum of $97.75 1/2

Leaving a balance in the hands of the Administrator of $206. 95 1/2, this 16th day of April 1816.

Nicholas Darnal, Administrator

Page 84
WILL BOOK B, Page 418
ALLEY DILLIARD, Administrator Bond
We, Alley Dilliard, Jacob H. Fort and Zachariah Grant, are bound to the Governor in the sum of ten thousand dollars, this 20th day of October 1817. The condition of the obligation is such that if Alley Dilliard, Administratrix of the Estate of Luke Dilliard, deceased, does make an inventory and an accounting of her administration of the estate, then his obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Alley Dilliard
J. H. Fort
Z. Grant

Pages 86-87
WILL BOOK B, Page 429
Inventory of the Estate of LUKE DILLIARD, deceased Personal property includes:
His wearing apparel, beds, bedsteads and furniture, cupboard and furniture, bureau, trunk, chest, tables, sideboard, chairs, knives and forks, box, candlestand, stone jug, tin basins, old loom, tablespoons, silver teaspoons, silver tablespoons, pair silver tongs, old tin measure, hackle, iron coffee mill, smoothing irons, brass and iron candlesticks, snuffers, tray, tea board, bread basket candles and moulds, tin strainer, books, combs, spice morter, inkstand, flax wheel, cotton wheels, cotton and wool cards, parcel wool, loom and gears, swifts, sett warping spools, tablecloths, towels, tea kettles, kitchen furniture, waffle irons, some soap, some beeswax, small crop corn in the field, some whiskey, waggon and gears, tools, rifle gun and shot bag, cloth brush, pair tooth drawers, 17 head of sheep, 4 head horses, 14 head cattle, 30 head hogs, 15 head geese, 6 turkeys, 11 negroes; several due bills and notes; note on William Logan for 10 barrels corn; also one bond on Zeba Howard for the conveyance of 200 acres in Christian County, Kentucky; one bond on Ben P. Campbell for the conveyance of 800 acres in Christian County, Kentucky

Ally Dilliard, Administrator

Page 1:
WILL BOOK B, 457
Deed of Gift from ZACHARIAH ROBINSON to ALLY DILLARD I, Zachariah Robinson of Montgomery County, in consideration of the love and affection that I bear towards my daughter, Ally Dilliard (widow) of Luke Dilliard, deceased, does give to her a negro woman named Rose, which has since my delivery to her, had the following children, to wit, Simon, Harry, George ,Sitny, and Clary; and I do make over to Ally and her four children equally, Elijah Dilliard, Elvira Dilliard, Louisa D. Dilliard and Mary E. Dilliard, this 8th day of September 1817.
Test:
J. Woolfolk
David Gould

Zachariah Robinson

Page 3:
WILL BOOK B, Page 462
Inventory of the Estate of Tate ODENEAL, deceased Personal property includes:
Wages for services in the U.S. Army $107.00
His subscription decompt $48.50
His transportation acompt. $56.50
His lost property $54.00

Robert Edmonston, Administrator
Sarah Odeneal, Administrator

Page 41
WILL BOOK C, Page 54
BENJAMIN ELLIOTT, Guardian Bond
We, Benjamin Elliott, Frederick W. Huling and Zachariah Grant, are bound to the Chairman of the county Court, in the sum of two thousand dollars, this 19th day of October 1818. The condition of the obligation is such that Benjamin Elliott is appointed Guardian to Jesse J. Mosely, heir of Jesse Mosely, deceased. If he does due returns make of all the estate that comes into his hands, and in every other thing demeans himself well as Guardian, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Benjamin Elliott
F. W. Huling
Z. Grant

Page 42
WILL BOOK C, Page 57
JOHN EDMONSTON, Administrator Bond
We, John Edmonston, Zachariah Grant and Samuel Northington, are bound to the Governor in the sum of sixteen hundred dollars, this 19th day of October 1818. The condition of the obligation is such that it, John Edmonston, Administrator of the Estate of David Reed, deceased, does make an inventory and an accounting of his administration of the estate, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force

John Edmonston
Z. Grant
Samuel Northington

Page 93
WILL BOOK C, Page 216
EDWARD S. WALTON, Administrator Bond
We, Edward S. Walton, Jackson Grant and John Newell, are bound to the Governor in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, this 18th day of October 1819. The condition of the obligation is such that if Edward S. Walton, Administrator of the Estate of Edward Walton, deceased, does make an inventory and an accounting of his administration of the estate, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Edward S. Walton
Z. Grant
J. Nevill

Pages 2-3
WILL BOOK C, Page 248
Settlement with Administrator of the Estate of Luke Dillard, deceased
Cash on hand $300.00
Amount of Sales $1066.90
Amount of accounts on Tavern books collected $805.47
Amount collected on notes $1748.91 1/4
Hire of Lewis for 1818 $150.00
Hire of Will for 1818 $75.00
Hire of Abraham for 1818 $80.00
Hire of Hanner and one child for 1818 $20.00

Doubtful Debts not collected - Drewry Bonds, James Sullenger, Robert Edmondston, James C. Davis, David Bunting, David Tally, Doctor Vail, John Baker, James Tunstall, John Malone, John Pickney, Patrick Darby, John J. Gunton, Nicholas Darnall, William L. Barry, Francis Compary, Ruben Bowers, Azariah Davis, Capt. John Weakley, John Morrow, Turner Lowery.

Amount paid out by Administrator for expenses and debts owed are $931.42, this July Term 1819.

Robert G. Johnson, Guardian
William Trigg, J.P.
R. B. Blount, J.P.

Page 5:
WILL BOOK C, Page 254
ALLY DILLARD, Guardian Bond
We, Alley Dillard, Zachariah Grant and John Nevill, are bound to the Justices of the County Court, in the sum of ten thousand dollars in trust for the benefit of the heirs of Luke Dillard, deceased, this 18th day of October 1819. The condition of the obligation is such that Ally Dillard has been appointed the Guardian of Eliza Dillard, Eliva Dillard, Louisa Dillard, and Mary Dillard. If she does due returns make of all the estate that comes into her hands, and in every other thing, demeans herself well as Guardian, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Alley Dillard
Z. Grant
John Nevill

Page 16
WILL BOOK C, Page 283
EDWARD S. WALTON, Guardian Bond
We, Edward S. Walton, Z. Grant and William Trigg, are bound to the Justices of the County Court, in the sum of four thousand dollars, this 17th day of January 1820. The condition of the obligations is such that Edward S. Walton, has been appointed Guardian to Henry Walton, Barbara Knox Walton, Elizabeth Walton, Permelia Walton, John Walton and Dolly Walton. If he does due returns make of all the estate that comes into his hands, and in every other thing demeans himself well as Guardian, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Edward S. Walton
Z. Grant
William Trigg

Page 56
WILL BOOK C, Page 411
Allotment of Estate to ALLY DILLIARD, widow of LUKE DILLIARD, deceased
Negro Abraham, aged 28 $650.00
Negro Rose aged 28 $500.00
Negro her child Alfred, aged 1 $150.00
Her share of money $894.77, up to 1st January 1820.

J. Woolfolk, Comm.
James Carr, Comm.
Benjamin Elliner, Comm.
William McGowen, Comm.
Nathaniel D. Terry, Comm.

Paid Samuel McGowen $7.50
Paid Mr. Barry for schooling E. Dilliard $8.12 1/2

Balance due the Estate $244.37 1/2, this 3rd January 1821.

Ally Dilliard, Administrator
Joseph Woolfolk, Comm.
Samuel Northington, Comm.
James Carr, Comm.
Paid Samuel McGowen $7.50
Paid Mr. Barry for schooling E. Dilliard $8.12 1/2
Balance due the Estate $244.37 1/2, this 3rd January 1821.

Ally Dilliard, Administrator
Joseph Woolfolk, Comm.
Samuel Northington, Comm.
James Carr, Comm.

Pages 60-61
WILL BOOK C, Page 425
Report of the Guardian of the orphans of LUKE DILLIARD, deceased
To Board and cloth 3 negro children for 1820 $39.00
State and County tax for 1820 $1.00
For trouble and extra expenses $35.00

Balance due the estate in money $2662.58
Interest for 1820 $159.69
Hire of Lewis for 1820 $200.00
Hire of Will for 1820 $91.00
Hire of Hannah and two children for 1820 $20.00
Rent of land for 1820 $20.00

Eliza D. Dilliard
Comb, 4 yds dimity $3.33
Pair shoes and silk hose $3.75
7 yds homespun linnen $3.50
1 yd silk and 1/4 yd check $1.62
3 yds muslin and 3 yds flannel $3.00
Pair of gloves $.75
Board for 1820 $25.00

Elvira J. Dilliard
4 yds homespun linnen $2.00
1 1/4 yd silk $1.23
Pair shoes and 1 yd check $2.00
Board for 1820 $20.00

Louisa D. Dilliard
2 hds homespun linen $1.00
Pair shoes $1.50
Board for 1820 $25.00

Amount due Eliza D. Dilliard $986.80
Amount due Elvira J. Dilliard $995.50
Amount due Louisa D. Dilliard $998.25

Alley Dilliard, Guardian