Here is some initial information from my land genealogy book (Anderson County, Tennessee Land Deed Genealogy, 1801-1831) that mentioned a few days ago. I'm happy to report that my 4th great grandfather Mahlon Hibbs (1747-1852) and his (likely) son Samuel Hibbs (1791-1849) appear in land dealings:
[page 105 in book]
15 July 1817. RICHARD LEWALLEN of Anderson Co., to MALON HIBBS, for $100, 100 acres in Anderson Co. on Hinds Creek, in Henderson & Co.'s Clinch survey, on LEMAR's line, crossing Hinds Creek, at the old waggon road, along said old road to HART's line to LEMAR's line, with his line to the beginning. Reg. July Sess. 1817.
HENRY H. DUCKER
RICHARD (X) LEWALLEN
[page 117 in book]
12 Dec. 1817. ISAAC HORTON, Sr., of Anderson Co., to SAMUEL HIBBS of Campbell Co., for $270, 200 acres in Anderson Co., in middle of line of lot B on JACOB WEAVER's line, corner near a small sink running on said middle, with line to top of Chesnut Ridge, to middle of upper half of lot B, including half of said upper half, a parallel line to conditional corner between HORTON & FLEM McCOY. Reg. 20 Jan. 1819.
[page 145 in book]
29 Oct. 1822. SAMUEL HIBBS of Anderson Co. to ISAAC ROBBINS, for $200, 200 acres, beginning on the middle of the line of lot B, JACOB WEAVER's line, to Chestnut Ridge, up the extreme height of the ridge to the middle of the upper half of the lot, including half of the said upper half of the lot, to the conditional corner of ISAAC HORTON, Sr., and FLEMING McCOY, to the beginning. Reg. 18 Jan. 1823.
JOHN WALLACE, Jr.
SAMUEL (X) HIBBS
31 Aug. 1822. WILLIAM HOGSHEAD of Anderson Co. to JOHN McADOO, Sr., for $75, 100 acres, part of northeast half of lot H in the Henderson & Co.'s Clinch survey, sold by CHARLES Y. OLIVER, Sheriff, for double taxes on 20 April 1819 to WILLIAM HOGSHEAD. Beginning near the bank of Hine's Creek, corner to a 220 acre tract claimed by RICHARD LEWALLEN, north to the upper line of lot H. HIBBS' corner, south to HIBBS' corner, northwest with HIBBS' line to the bank of Clinch River, HIBBS' beginning corner, down the river to the divistion line of lot H, with the division line to the corner of McADOO's land, the place where he now lives, thence with his line to LEWALLEN's tract, wih his line to the beginning. Reg. 22 Jan. 1823.
JOHN (X) FOX
[page 150 in book]
4 Sept. 1822, MILIN HIBBS to HENRY LONG for $300, 100 acres on Hindses Creek in Henderson & Co.'s Clinch Survey, beginning on LEMAR's line, south crossing Hinds Creek, the wagon road, along the road to HARTZ line, with his line to LEMAR's line, to the beginning. Reg. 5 Dec. 1823.
JOHN McADOO, Jr.
MALIN (X) HIBBS
The dates on these land sales tracks very nicely with what I already know about their migration to Indiana (they showed up around 1823).
I looked up Henderson and Co's Clinch Survey, and found a page on Rootsweb dedicated to info and research by Phillip A. Walker on the Henderson Grant plus a map:
|The Henderson Grant area. Mahlon and Samuel would be in the center lower part, per the description in the land records.|
|Based on the land descriptions, I think this is about where Mahlon and Samuel Hibbs were (closeup of the above picture)|
I think this is great boost for my research in this area. I have more names to play around with (Lewallen, Hogshead, and Oliver) than I did before, which I hope will help me figure out who Mahlon Hibbs' parents were (and his wife Nancy Ann LNU's parents as well).
I already recognized the Weaver name since a man named William Hibbs (about 1785, possibly Mahlon's son or close relative) married Elizabeth Weaver and they were lifelong residents of Anderson County, Tennessee.
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