Smith County, Tennessee 1799-1804, Court Minutes of.
By: WPA, Pub. 1938, reprinted 2014, 139 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-332-1.
Smith County was formed in 1799 from part of Sumner County, and most of the early settlers were from N.C., and VA. via East Tennessee. In these abstracts, one will find local office holders being appointed, the levying and expenditure of local taxes, selecting & summoning of juries, licenses being granted to operators of taverns, as well as deeds & bills of sale being acknowledge by the grantor. The Court also oversaw a wide range of matters involving estates, including probate of will, settlements of estates, and appraisement, as well as matters dealing with bastardy, and many other valuable bits of information.