Sunday, October 01, 2023

Revolutionary War Application Info: Nathan Frizel S3380

My 4th Great Grandfather Nathan Frizzell served in the Revolutionary War out of South Carolina.  I descend from him thru two lines-- one thru his daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Frizzell Manley and the other thru his son, James Marion Frizzell.  Below is just a small portion of the information contained in his Revolutionary War Pension application.  In addition to the usual service details it also gives a pretty good detail of the families residences. Some of them ended up in Calloway Co. Kentucky.

From Nathan Frizel's Pension Application No. 3380 Served in South Carolina

14 Aug 1832 Bedford Co TN Court of Pleas and Quarter Session
Appeared before John L Neill, Samuel Phillips, & John S Armstrong
Esquires & Gentleman Justices of the Peace

He entered the Service of United State as a volunteer under Captain William Deason in what is now called Chesterfield District in the state of South Carolina, some time in the month of October 1780 and was attached to a Regiment commanded by Colonel John Marshall of General Sumpter's Brigade. He states they were not marched from that county or district any distance but was engaged in reconnoitering and acted as Rangers and watching the movements of the Tories until the following may when he states Col. Marshall's Regiment was attached to General Green's Army. He states he was marched with General Green's Army from Camden S Carolina to the high hills of Santa by way of a little town called  Statesville from that and to the Eutaw Springs, where he states he was in an engagement against the British who were under the commander of Lord Roddick He states that Col William Washington was taken prisoner at that Engagement by the British, he states that he company he belonged to was permitted to return home after the battle of Eutaw Springs after serving about eight months. he states that the was attached to General Sumpter's Brigade again and continued with him until Cornwallis was taken, he states he was engaged in several small skirmishes with the Tories one at Rugeley's Mill an Granny's Quarter Creek one other at Rocky Mount an Catawba River and one other skirmish at Black Creek with the Tories in Chesterfield district South Carolina. And one small engagement, which should have been mentioned previously in this declaration at the High Hill two miles from Camden about the 1st of May 1781. Making in all a term of service of twelve months or there about. H e further states that he has no documentary evidence whatever and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can precure who can testify as to his service and hereby relinquishes all claims to a pension or annuity whatever except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any Agency in the United States.  

Where and in what year were you born?
I was born in Baltimore County in the state of Maryland agreeable to my father's record therein on the 7th day of August 1759 
I have a record of my age at my dwelling in this county, wrote in my Family Bible
which Record was taken from my Father's Bible

I was a citizen of Chesterfield district in the State of South Carolina when I volunteered under Capt. William Deason and after the Revolutionary War I moved to Anson County in the State of North Carolina from that to Robinson(Robertson) county in the state of Tennessee about 1802 and from that I moved to Rutherford County in the same state and from there I removed to the county of Bedford in same state some time in the year 1808 or 1809 where I have lived ever since and where I now live. 
I was a volunteer during the whole time I served

I do not recollect the names of any regular officer except Col Wm Washington tho I saw Col Lee and Col Washington's troops frequently

I did receive a discharge in writing signed by Col John Marshall but I have lost or mislaid it many years ago & cannot produce it at this time.

(Character references from present neighborhood)
Rev. John Rushing
Capt. John Deason
William Norvell Esq.
John C Caldwell
Charles Taylor Sr.
Nathan Chaffin Esq.

Sworn to in open court the day and year aforesaid
16th August 1832

Links of interest

Deposition of Claimant, 14 August 1832, Nathan Frizzell, invalid's pension application no. 3380 "Revolutionary War Pensions," database with images, Fold3 ( : accessed 1 October 2023); imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Record Group 15: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Archives microfilm publication M804, roll 804

Bird's Eye View of Frizzell Families' Locations of Residence

Signature from Sworn Statement

Sunday, September 10, 2023

J.G. Cook & D.V. Putnam--guests at Broadway House Hotel

The "From the Hotels" section of the paper for 13th September 1888 listed several familiar names among those at the Broadway House hotel.   J. G. Cook is Jefferson Gideon Cook(son of Wm C Cook and Elizabeth Putman) and D V Putnam is J. G. Cook's 1st cousin(the son of William Putman, brother of Elizabeth.)  David Vance spelled his surname as Putnam rather than Putman.  If, as some believe, Wm Putman's wife was the sister of Wm C. Cook, then Gideon and David Vance were double 1st cousins.  According to the 1888 city directory L W. Russell was the proprietor of the Broadway House hotel which was located at 413 Broadway.

Broadway House
Chas. Arnholt, St. Louis, MO
P. C. Snyder, St Joe, MO
W. M. Davis, Lasea
A. J. Redditt and wife,
Miss Moss, Riddleton
Harry V. Cooper, Wartrace
D. McDowald, Louisville
R. A. Smith, Columbia
W. H. Rhoads, Westmoreland
T. N. Moss, Echo
J. F. Carr, Hartsville
J. F. Duffer, Echo
W. H. Herman, Chattanooga
J. L. Jordan, Triune
J. W. Nowlen, Holt's Corner
Wm. Smith, Moodyville
S. B Smith, Bagdad
J. J. Bingham, Bingham
C. D. Kirkpatrick, Southall
W. J. Stallings, Palmetto
J. W. Osteen, Chapel Hill
W. W. Tullos
D. H. Roberts, Rock Hill
Chas. Biles, Franklin
D.V. Putnam, Nolensville
J. G. Cook, Eagleville
I. S. Page, Triune
T. Sanderson
R. M. Sanford, Nolensville
M. G. Corlett
J. B Reee(sic), Reed's Store
J. P. Barksdale, Celina
J. C. Rodgers, Wailes Station
E. P. Frazier, Godwin
J. H. McLerran, Celina

"At The Hotels," Broadway House, The Tennessean, 13 Sep 1888, P. 3, col 5; digital images, ( : accessed 10 Sep 2023).

"U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995," digital image, Ancestry ( : accessed 10 September 2023) Tennessee > Nashville > 1888 > Image 87 of 474.

Sunday, September 03, 2023

Sheriff's Sale--Land of Joseph Shropshire(Warren Co. TN--1st Oct 1831)

By virtue of an order of sale, issued and to me
directed from the county court of Warren, I shall
expose to public sale to the highest bidder for
cash, at the court-house door in the town of Mc-
Minnville, on the first day of October next, all the
right, title, claim and interest that Joseph Shrop-
shire has in and to ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF
LAND, lying and beng in the county of Warren and
state of Tennessee, on the road leading from Spar-
ta to Liberty, with some improvements on it, to=

Beginning on a chesnut, running north to two
poplars; thence west to a stake; thence south to a
stake; thence east to the beginning.

The above described land was levien(sic) on at the-
nstance of William H. Moss, to satisfy a judg-
ment which he recovered against the said Joseph
Shropshire and Thomas Sherley.

of Warren county
August 20-- St. Printers fee $3 50.

"Sheriff Sales," Sparta Recorder and Law Journal, 01 Oct 1831, p.2 col. 3; digital images, : accessed 03 September 2023.)

Link to Clipping:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

William P Cook Witness on Rutherford Co TN Deeds.1817

My attempt at transcribing two deeds on which William P Cook was a witness.
Do not know for sure if he is THE William P Cook that married Betsy Harrison(Franklin Co NC 1806) so will need further research but I do recognize Green Hill who was from the same North Carolina area as the Cook(e) family.

Rutherford Co TN Deed Book K Page 506 
No. 515 Matthew Johnson To Larkin Johnson Deed 30 Acres

This indenture made this 25th day of July in the year of Our Lord 1816 between Matthew Johnson of the county of Rutherford and state of Tennessee of the one part and Larkin Johnson of the same county and State Aforesaid of the other part witnessed that In consideration of the sum of $150 to him in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and bargained and sold and confirmed to the said Larkin Johnson a certain tract or parcel of land containing 30 Acres be the same more or less lying and being in the state and County aforesaid on the Waters of Christmas Creek a part of a 640 acres granted by the state aforesaid to Green Hill and by Green Hill to William Loftin and from the said Loftin to Samuel Hand and from Samuel Hand to Matthew Johnson. Beginning at a rock the southwest corner of James Johnson's 20 acres tract running thence 71 poles to a Sugar Tree on James Higgins East boundary line of his 47 acre tract thence North 66 poles and a half to an elm and Hickory thence East 70 poles to a stake and Dogwood then South to the beginning Rock to have and to hold the above tract and parcel of land with the appurtenances to him the said Larkin Johnson his heirs and assignees forever and the said Matthew Johnson doth bind himself to his heirs and assignees forever to warrant and defend the above recited tract of land with all the appurtenances and hereditaments there unto belonging or in any were appertaining to him the said Larkin Johnson his heirs and assigns forever In witness where of I hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date above written Signed and Sealed Delivered
Ack'd Matthew Johnson (Seal)
In Presents(sic) of
William Wear
William P Cook

State of Tennessee
Rutherford County Court January Term 1817
I Blackman Coleman Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Session of the County aforesaid do certify that Matthew Johnson a part to the foregoing deed of conveyance came in to open court at the above term and duly acknowledged the same to be his act and deed for the purpose therein mentioned and ordered to be registered

Attest Blackman Coleman Clerk
Rutherford County Court
21st of May 1817

Rutherford Co TN Deed Book K Page 507 
No. 516 Matthew Johnson To James Johnson

This indenture made this 25th day of July 1816 between Matthew Johnson of the one part and James Johnson of the other part both of the county of Rutherford and State of Tennessee witnesseth that the said Matthew Johnson for and in consideration of hundred and fifty dollars to him in hand paid by the said James Johnson the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold and delivered and by the presents do bargain sell and deliver to the said James Johnson a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid on the water of Christmas Creek a branch of Stones River beginning at a stake at the North East Corner of a ten acre tract of the said James Johnson running thence west fifty poles to a rock thence north sixty six and a half poles to a stake and dogwood thence east sixty poles to a hickory thence south sixty six and half poles to the beginning containing twenty acres be it more or less to have and to hold the aforesaid tract of parcel of land with all the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said Matthew Johnson here by warrant and binds himself his heirs executor administration and assigns to warrant and forever defend to the said James his heirs and assignees the aforesaid tract of land and bargained premises give under my hand and signed, seal and delivered the day and date above written.

In the presents(sic) of
Wm Wair
William P Cook

State of Tennessee
Rutherford County Court January Term 1817
I Blackman Coleman Clerk of the Court of Pleas and
Quarter Session of the County aforesaid do certify that Mathew
Johnson a party to the within deed of conveyance came into open court at the above term and  acknowledged the same to be his act and deed the same was ordered to be registered

Blackman Coleman Clerk
Rutherford County Court
21st May 1817
Delivered to Jas Johnson 4 Nov 1820

"Rutherford County, Deeds 1804-1964; Trust deeds 1797-1963; General indexes," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 August 2023), Deeds Vols. H, K - L, 1809-1819, Film # 377684( DGS 7894573 ) image 490 of 779; imaged by Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, n.d.

Green Hill Jr. NCpedia  

Monday, August 28, 2023

Wm C Cook Bedford Co. TN District 10(1846)

FamilySearch had an experimental search of the United States Wills and Deeds that they were testing some weeks back.  I hope that they will make that available again soon even if it is just the search portion and not the transcription.  While it was live I found a number of items quickly that it would have taken me months and even years to find without access to this type of search. Not knowing how long the search would be available, I collected my results in a Google Doc.   

One of the great finds was a Deed with Nathan Jackson selling 42 acres to Absalom Power in 1846. The land was located in Bedford Co TN District 10 and its description list the neighbors.

Bounded as follows
On the East by Wm C Cook
On the South by Ivy Phillips
On the West by John Scott
On the North by Samuel Jackson.

I've been having issues with the regular search at FamilySearch for awhile now and this one(while experimental) was more productive in it's time live, than the regular search function at FamilySearch has been in a long time.  This tool would be a real time saver for researchers attempting neighborhood reconstruction.  

"Bedford County, Tennessee deed books and index, 1808-1966," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 August 2023), Deeds v. OO-QQ Jan 1845-May 1849, Film # 476362( DGS 8567893) image 228 of 775; imaged by Tennessee Dept. of Education, Nashville, 1965.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Don't miss out on FTDNA's Summer Sale


Just a reminder that FamilyTreeDNA is having their Summer sale and it's the perfect time to test.  If you have ever considered testing a patrilineal line from any your more common surnames don't miss this opportunity to purchase a YDNA test.  

If you have already tested there are also upgrades available thru the end of August.

Also on my wish list of folks I'd like to see test are any direct male line descendants of Shem Cooke.  This is the Shem Cooke who wrote his will in 1792 which was probated in 1796 Granville Co North Carolina.  There are descendants from his son James Cook that have tested but none that I have identified from his sons William, John. Shem and Claiborne.  I think my Cooke may be from son William but I don't have a known direct male from Shem's son William to compare ours too.  My Brother took the BigY700 and we have those results in the Cook(e)  & variation surname project at FTDNA.