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BR*N Connection Journey and Questions:  Recalling TN Roane Co.

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BR*N Spelling of surname (Sos) Interchangeable

 

 


Yes, I have a "Vested Interest in Accuracy."  But that does not make my William to John lineage connection correct.   The following is a brief recall of my 2002 journey of discovering the connection between William BREEDEN and John BRITTEN (BREEDEN, BRITTAIN, BRITTON).  Hopefully I haven’t made too many leaps. 
 
This is a reflection upon records, and records, on previous pages. 
 
I did make the statement:  
"Although appearing to be statements, all remain as questions, even with my attempt at answers." 
 
But, that does not help the serious researcher reflect upon his/her own research.  So I will elaborate upon my journey.  


 

 


In the biography of George W. BRITAIN was his birth location, so I went to McMinn Co., TN, specifically to the local Public Library, based upon this:

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george 1883 hx 1t

USA MO Biographies and BRITAIN

>ref.224  link text or number

1883 MO Greene Co, hx, 1t, George W. BRITAIN
REF:  george-1883mo-greene-hx-with-1t.jpg
REF:  History of Greene County, p. 670
RES:  Book, Ozarks Genealogical Society Library, Springfield, MO.


 

 


At the library, I was given a folder by the librarian, in which was the following loose page, which I later found in a published work (reference on image):

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britton m e church

USA TN BRITTON and Methodist Church

>ref.513  link text or number

n.  Reference on picture.
REF:  britton-m-e-church2.jpg
RES:  McMinn County Library, TN, loose page, p.14, scanned.


 

 


At the library, I asked where this property was located, and it was suggested someone at The McMinn County Courthouse might know.  So at that courthouse, I was directed to The Old Roane County Courthouse, where people were especially helpful and knowledgeable.  It was there that I was shown how to search the old land record books, specifically for the heirs mentioned above.


 

 


But, I wasn't yet convinced, so I went back to the Public Library and photocopied this, which I had initially discounted (as too easy):

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brittains methodist meeting house

USA TN BRITTAIN and Methodist Meeting House

>ref.514 link text or number

n.  TN McMinn Co, Brittain’s Methodist Meeting House, reference to still standing in 1855.
More questions than answers about Methodism and this BR*N Family.
REF:  brittains-methodist-meeting-house.jpg
RES:  Deed Book 0, p. 113 from either the McMinn County Records or the Old Roane Courthouse, TN.


 

 


While at the library, I also photocopied these:

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britton m e church cmtry

USA TN BRITTON and Methodist Cemetery

>ref.512 link text or number

n.  1930 TN McMinn Co, Britton M. E. Church Cmtry, unconfirmable...where the original occupant, McClatchey, was reported as buried.   This is located on the "Old Britton Church Road."
REF:  britton-m-e-church-cmtry.jpg
RES:  This page from McMinn County, Tennessee Cemeteries by Templin (n.d.).   (Now) on-line at ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tn/mcminn/cemeteries/britton.txt.

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britton school

USA TN BRITTON and Methodist School

>ref.511 link text or number

n.  1840 TN McMinn, the ‘Britton School’ evolved past John’s time.   The picture is blurred on the photocopy of the page from the book.
REF:  britton-school.jpg
RES:  "McMinn County History" (TN McMinn Co.) Library.


 

 


Then I went back to the old courthouse and photocopied pages from the land books (at the time questioning why Monroe County Records were in Roane County Books, but not yet understanding how The Hiwassee District Map had to be reconstructed). Anyway, luckily, "McClatchey Heirs" were still listed as owners.

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co rd 734

USA TN McMinn County, Riceville, County Road 734

>ref.503 link text or number

n.  Also known as Old Britton Church Road
1840 TN McMinn Co (former) church, then school, now McClatchey Heir’s Farm Property, plus current owners.
... Land Description: Woodland. Location: Dist 5, Map 111, 63.00 Parcel, Description Code 62, Road Type 3
... Land Description: IMP Site. Location: Dist 5, Map 111, 60.00 Parcel, Description Code 4, Road Type 3
REF:  tn-mcminn-co-rd-734.jpg
REF:  TN McMinn County Tax Assessor’s Records, 2001 Sep, pages 2 of 2.
RES:  State of Tennessee Real Estate Appraisal Cards, two pages
MAP:  Calhoun to Old Britton Ch Rd, Riceville, TN  Identity of living persons blocked.


 

 


So the search backward, then forward again, was simply one of following the record numbers (even while questioning why the numbers were not sequential).  Later, I surmised that the rest of the non-sequential numbers are in the other Hiwassee District County Land Books.

>ref.p2 Land List link text or number

LISTED Six pages of land transactions (from the scanned records, above) with the dates lined-up:
 
(A) 1825 TN Monroe Co, Hiwassee District, Wm. Breeden, occupant enterer, 160 acres, on Jul 8th (#1356).
............................NE quarter of Sec 1 of Twp 2, Range 3 East, 160 acres.
(B) 1825 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, John Breeden, general enterer, 160 acres, on Nov 22nd (#2038).
(C) 1825 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, William Breeden, general enterer, 40 acres, on Nov 22nd (#2039).
(D) 1825 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, William Breeden, general enterer, 160 acres, on Dec 15th (#2279).
............................SW quarter of Sec 15 of Twp 1, Range 1 West, 160 acres.
(E) 1826 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee Dist., John Breedon, occupant enterer, 80 acres, on Oct 7th (#2747).
(F) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, William Breeden, occupant enterer, 40 acres, on Jan 1st (#337).
(G) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, William Breeden, general enterer, 40 acres, on Feb 3rd (#383).
(H) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, William Breeden, general enterer, 40 acres, on Mar 5th (#3093).
(I) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, John Breeden, occupant enterer, 160 acres, on Mar 11th (#3103).
............................NW quarter of Sec 15 of Twp 1, Range 1 West, 160 acres.
(J) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, William Breeden, general enterer, 40 acres, on Mar 15th (#462).
(K) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, certificate from William to John Breeden, on Nov 22nd (#2279).
(L) 1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, certificate assigned from John to Wm. Breeden, on Nov 22nd (#2038).
(M) 1831 TN Monroe Co, Hiwassee District, Wm. Breeden, final sale of same land, on Jun 1st (#1356).
(N) 1832 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, certificate from John to William Breeden, on Jan 10th (#2279).
(O) 1832 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, assigned from John to Wm. Breeden, same acres, on Jan 10th (#3103).
(P) 1835 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, Grant No. 2872 issued to Wm. Breeden, on Sep 12th (#2038).
(Q) 1854 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, Grant #2797 Issued, to William Breeden, on Dec 4th (#2279).

USA TN Land List Summary


 

 


The "(from the scanned records, above)" (in the block above) means I put the records in order by date, rather than by record number, and discovered that John had sold out by Jan. 10, 1832 (in the Old Roane Books, that is).

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1827 land records
 
 
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1827 land records
 
USA TN Land and BREEDAN
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1827 land records
 
 
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>ref.209 link text or number 
n. A photocopy, on non-acid-free paper, of an ~ near-200 year old record.   Perhaps a professional scan would sharpen the copy?
1827 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, John Breedan, occupant enterer, 160 acres, on Mar 11th (#3103).
1832 TN Roane Co, Hiwassee District, assigned to Wm. Breeden, same acres, on Jan 10th (#3103).
John’s name is highlighted
REF:  1827tn-hiwassee-roane-1832-land-john-to-william.jpg
REF:  TN McMinn Co Grant Book B, p.297, No.3103


 

 


So, then gifted with some wonderful maps and photocopies of appraisal records and more appraisal maps, plus some good directions, I set out in my car to find this county road.

Driving directions:  2 miles E. on Bowater, out of Calhoun, onto 740 Eastanallee Rd., 1/8 mile on Left, next road to Left (730), one mile to Mt. Lebanon Miss. Baptist Church on Left, School was on Right, up the hill past the cemetery.

Returning some 45 mins to an hour later, having discovered that I knew nothing of how to find county roads, I marked a map that time, then set-out again.  This time successful.  And, I wrote about that journey, the rocky terrain, curvy roads, barking dogs, and reconstructed log cabin. 
 
Satisfied, I put my genealogy books away, until I decided to put some information up on a website, and to my chagrin also discovered some wrong turns were posted as "fact." The most obvious of which were people insisting that because someone had the same surname spelling that it meant a lineage connection.  Since I had already been to MO, I knew the spellings were haphazard at best.  So I put-up a Sos (Spelling of surname) site and placed lineages off into the (then what I thought was near) future. 
 
Please let me know if I've taken a wrong turn or two or so, 
and thanks for taking the time to read this. 
 
Sincerely, 
B.GaiL  


 

 

Keywords:  Tennessee (TN), Roane County (Co.), Genealogy, Life History, Family History, Pedigree, Genealogical Research, Ancestor, Descendant, Family Groups, Trees, Surnames, Secondary, Primary, Original, Records, B.GaiL.

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