PETITION index

Petition of Martha CHILDRESS, 1827
Compiled by Paul W. Lemasters

Note: This petition can be found on the microfilm,
"Legislative Petitions," Roll 10, Petition No. 189-1827-1, 2, 3.


To the Generally Assemby of the State of Tennessee now in Session at Nashville.

The petition of your petitioners Humby prayeth that your honourable body would give to the
Widow Martha CHILDRESS and her children they being the Widow and Orphans of Thomas
C. CHILDRESS lately deceased of the County of Roane and State of Tennessee the quarter
Section of land which they are now in possession of and living on it being the South West
quarter of Section 15th in fractional township No. 1 range 2 East in the High Wassee district
and in the County of Roane an State of Tennessee the reason that your petitioners makes this
request of your Honourable body is that Mrs. CHILDRESS is a fine industrious woman and
being left in a manner desolate of friends &c. with a large family of small children to raise
and Mr. CHILDRESS in his life time have purchased the above lot of land at a second sale
gave nearly every thing he could conveniently spare for it and being taken away from his
family has left them to the mercy of the world to shift for themselves we do think it a deed
of Charity for your Honourable body to make the Widow and orphans of the said Thomas C.
CHILDRESS a present of the balance which is due to the state the land was sold at Two
dollars per acre Eight dollars of which has been paid to the treasurer of East Tennessee we
consider that it would iad the Widow in raising of her children on said place which would be
a very considerable advantage to the state Mr. CHILDRESS served a Campaign in the Creek
War and was a very Good soldier in doing of his duty so far as we have understood the only
horse that the family had laid down and died this summer in the Hight of Crop time; your
Honourable body your petitioners thinks Will be doing of a Considerable deed of Charity in
complying with your petitioners Request and so doing your petitioners will be forever bound
to pray &c. Given under our hands this 9th day of September 1827 Roane County East
Tennessee.

Thomas DUNCAN
Samuel TUMMINS
James HARRISON
William CHAMBERS
John HARRISON
Nicholas WEST
Allen BACON
John MATHENY
John SIMES
Thomas MATHENY
James HARRISON, Jr.
John HUFF
William JACKSON
James MATHENY
Josiah JACKSON
Benjamin HARRISON
Thomas STEPHENS
Wm. WALKER
Alfred CARROL
Auswell PHILLIPS
John CARMICHAEL Jr.
Saml. BOWMAN
John JANUARY
Nathan TURNER
James PARK
Wm. GAY
Wm. ROSE
John TURNER
John MURRAY
Bernard FRANKLIN
James BOW
John FIPHER
Joseph BRITTAN
Nathan WATSON
Ken? ROSE
William EDWARDS
Singgleton DUNN
Jesse M. ROBERTS
Joseph PARKS
Solomon HAWKS
Pleasant J.R. EDWARDS
Jessee LAY
Danl. MOSAS?
Zekery CARD
John EDWARDS
Saml. MOWRY
William HUFF
Isaac H. EDWARDS
Littleberry DUNCAN
James PRESTON
John PARMLY
Nehemiah ODELL
Jacob BUTLER
Charles CLARK
Archeles D. FARMER
Moses PRESTON
Jessee PRESTON
Wm. BOGART
Drury A. BAIN(?), Jr.
Abel JACKSON
Enoch J. BAIN(?0
Jesse MATLOCK
Wm. SELVAGE
James OLIVER
Francis WOOD
James TAYLOR
Wm. RINKLE
William BRANHAM
George MARTIN
Francis BENTON
William SELVAGE
William MARTIN
Richard ALLEN
Daniel LITTLE
Jesse PADGET
Abner BLANTONO
John BLAIR, Sr.
Stephen LAUSON
John W. ROBERTSON
James IRWINE
Bosten SMITH
John EBLEN, Jr.
Francis ABEL
John RENTFRO
Andrew LILBURN
Absalom CARSON
Galin? CANE
John PIPPINS
Samuel CONNUR
William YANDALL
John HASKINS, Jr.
John TURNER
Henry LIGGET
Robert S. GILLILAND
Ebenezer JOHNSTON
Wm. JOHNSTON
David AMBROSE
Alvis DUNKIN
Addison CARRICK
Allen PRIDE
Samuel LANE
Isaac BALEY
Wm. BLAKE
James LESLIE?
Franklin HASKINS
John FULTON
Covens? AULT
Peter FARIS
John BLAIR
Robert STAIR
Thomas STOCKTON
John FORISTER
Matthias WILLIAMS
Forist PHIFER
John CANES
Wm. BRANHAM
Littleberry ROBERTS
Thomas PRIGMORE
Joseph BYRD
John LANE
Thomas F. CARTER
Amas MARNEY
Charles TALIAFERRO
Loyd FORD
Samuel EBLEN
Joseph BRYANT
Isaac JOHNSON
James BLAKE
Thomas BRYANT
Hugh RICHMOND
Michael SELVIDGE
James GAMBELL
John BROWN
Robert JOHNSTON
Sandford STOCKTON
Ulus? SOUTHERLIN
John LOYD
Thomas McMULLIN
Hugh L. BREZEALE
Azariah COOPER
Robert LILES
George WALLER
William ANDREWS
William LITTITON
Johnathon LUSTER
John PRITCHETT
Saml. N. CARNS
Isaac FUNK
Thomas BROWN
David McDANIEL
William BOSTUR?
John SHARP
James COFER
Wiley TUTEN
Joel EMBREE
Henry LOWER
John WILSON