Licenses index

ORDINARY LICENSES 1802-1810
Compiled by Robert L. Bailey
Copyright 1998,Robert L. Bailey

 The following Ordinary Licenses are from the loose papers. The following is an example of the typical license.


State of Tennessee, Roane County. Know all men by these presents that we Jane WOOD, William RAMSEY & John THOMAS are held and firmly bound unto his Excellence Archibald ROANE esquire Governor &c. in the just and full sum of two thousand Dollars to be paid to his Excellency Archibald ROANE aforesaid his successors or assigns to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of September 1802.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Jane WOOD hath obtained a license to keep an ordinary at this house if therefore the said Jane WOOD dothe constantly find and provide in her said ordinary good clean and wholesome diet and lodgeing for travellers and stables fodder corn and pastureage for their horses for and during the time of one year from the 22nd day of September then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

For Jane WOOD Seal

William RAMSEY Seal

John THOMAS Seal

Attest Henry BREAZEALE Clerk R.C.


Name Date Bondsman
ALLEN, Richard 19 Mar 1803 Jason MATLOCK & William MATLOCK
ARNOLD, Michael 20 Mar 1807 John PAINE & Jeremiah BUCKHANNON
BARNETT, Wm. 22 Mar 1804 Jesse BYRD & Wm. LAMKIN
BARTON, Gilbreath 23 Dec 1807 William WALLER & John FORMWALT
BEATTY, Hugh 23 Mar 1803 Alexander CARMICHAEL
BREAZEALE, B.F. 22 Mar 1808 John MILLER & Milton CENTER
BUCHANNON, Jeremiah 21 Mar 1809 Michael ARNOLD & John DAVIS
BUCKHANNON, Jeremiah 20 Mar 1807 Michael ARNOLD & John PAINE
BURNS, Patrick 16 Dec 1805 David CARSON & Robert BURK
BYRD, Jesse 21 Mar 1803 Jesse DELOZIER & Samuel ESKRIDGE
BYRD, Jesse 22 Mar 1804 Wm. BARNETT
BYRD, Jesse 19 Sep 1806 William LEA & David NELSON
CALDWELL, Robert 02 Jun 1806 James GORDON
COX, Isham 19 Dec 1803 Thomas COULTER
DEAKINS, Townley 19 Jun 1805 George McPHERSON & Asa COBB
DELOZIER, Jesse 21 Mar 1803 Alexander CARMICHAEL & John STONE
DELOZIER, Jesse 18 Jun 1804 Robert BROWN & William DAVIDSON
DELOZIER, Jesse 17 Dec 1805 Joseph HANKINS & Joseph BRADLEY
DOWLER, John 26 Dec 1807 Thomas BROWN & Francis LEA
EBLEN, John 21 Mar 1803 James THOMAS & Samuel ESKRIDGE
EBLEN, John 17 Sep 1804 Alexr. BROWN & William SHERRILL
EBLEN, John 15 Jun 1807 John STONE & David BAILEY
EBLEN, Samuel 19 Mar 1804 James THOMAS & David THOMAS
EBLEN, Samuel 16 Dec 1805 Richard ALLEN & Joseph BRADLEY
ESKRIDGE, Samuel 21 Mar 1803 Jesse BYRD & James HANKINS
ESKRIDGE, Samuel 18 Jun 1804 Isham COX
ESKRIDGE, Samuel 15 Jun 1807 Zacheus AYERS & John BROWN
ESKRIDGE, Samuel 19 Sep 1808 Richard MEREDITH & James PRESTON
GULLICK, Reece 18 Mar 1806 Thomas BROWN & Thomas McMULLIN
HALEY, David 20 Mar 1809 David BALEY
HOTCHKISS, Jared 17 Jun 1805 Hugh BEATTY & Richard OLIVER
JONES (James) & MEREDITH 1806 Isham COX & Saml. ESKRIDGE
MARTIN, Samuel 1810(?) J. PURRIS
MATLOCK, John 21 Mar 1808 Robert BURK & James MORROW
McPHERSON, George 15 Mar 1802 Gray SYMS & Isaac SHINALL
McPHERSON, George 19 Dec 1805 John BROWN
MEREDITH, Richard 19 Sep 1808 Saml. ESKRIDGE & James PRESTON
MORGAN, Gideon 23 Oct 1810 J. PURRIS
PRESTON, James 21 Dec 1802 Henry BREAZEALE & Robert HOUSTON
RAWLINGS, Moses 21 Mar 1808 James GORDON & Samuel STOUT
ROGERS, James R. 19 Sep 1806 David HALEY & Asa COBB
STONE, John 15 Mar 1802 Isham COX & Asariah DAVID
STONE, John 22 Mar 1803 Azariah DAVID & Gray SYMS
STONE, John 15 Jun 1807 John EBLEN & David BAILEY
WADDY, Samuel 21 Mar 1808 Wm. BROWN & Samuel STOUT
WILSON, Greenberry 22 Dec 1802 Isaac SHINALL & Edward DAVIS
WOOD, Jane 22 Sep 1802 William RAMSEY & John THOMAS
WOOD, Jane 22 Dec 1803 John MILLER & Samuel EBLIN