Davidson County, Tennessee 1797-1803, Land Deed Genealogy of. ( Vol. #3 )
By: Helen & Timothy Marsh, Pub. 1992, 258 pages, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-463-8.
These volumes are taken from legal records of this parent county of middle Tennessee. Davidson County was formed from Indian land in 1783, and it encompassed a major portion of middle Tennessee that originally included: Bedford, Cheatham, Marshall, Maury, Rutherford, part of Robertson, Sumner, and Williamson Counties. These three volumes together contain the names of approximately 45,000 of the earliest settlers of this area. Each is filled with original North Carolina Military Grants issued to soldiers who served in the North Carolina Continental Line. This vast Military Reservation encompassed a 55-mile strip that covered all of the Northern half of middle Tennessee. These are companion volumes to the 2 volumes of Davidson Co., TN. Wills, 1784-1832. The index for this volume mentions over 14,000 persons.
Deeds are GREAT source for genealogical research due to the many and varied family members that are mentioned. Not only will the reader find the deed transaction itself, but often times such things as: marriages, relinquishment of dower, divisions of family farms among heirs, remarriages of widows are just a few of the matters you can anticipate finding within records of deeds.