Monday, November 23, 2020

From the 1836 Tax list of Williamson Co TN


Image of writing from Tax Book showing words Tax on Purchasers of Bill, Bonds, Notes, etc.

Information from the last pages of the 1836 Tax List of Williamson Co. TN

Persons listed at the end of the 1836 Tax list of Williamson County Tennessee as having been purchasers of bills, bonds notes etc.

Francis Jackson Capital 1044.75 Tax 1.33
William Harrison Capital 500 Tax .42 1/2
Harrison & Griffin Capital 1000 Tax 1.23
William B Carpenter Capital 800 Tax 1.00
Joseph Tennisson Capital 2000 Tax 2.50
Theodrick Carter Capital 1472.64 Tax 1.84
Charles W Womack Capital 1500 Tax 1.87 1/2
Fountain B Carter Capital 817.87 Tax 1.02
William Hadley Capital 5974.85 Tax  7.47
Stephen Nolen Capital 2450.84 Tax 3.06 
Nathan Jackson Capital 1900.00 Tax 2.37 1/2
Samuel Perkins  Capital 6850.00  Tax (Blank)

Land, Town Lots, Slaves or Pleasure Carriages 5 cents per $100 value(10 cents per $100 if liable for double tax)
Free Polls at 12 1/2 cents each(25 cents if liable for double tax)

Williamson County (Tenn.). Trustee Office. 1965. Tax records, 1800-1963. Nashville, Tennessee: Filmed by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Online at  Film  456077  DGS 7895998    Image 212 of 777
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Monday, November 09, 2020

Nashville & Chattanooga RR Change of Schedule 1859

Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad

Change of Schedule

On and after SUNDAY, FEB. 6th, 1859, the Passenger Trains will be run as follows:

Leave Nashville at 4.30 A.M. and 2 P.M.
Arriving at Chattanooga at 2 P.M. and 2.40 A.M.

Leave Chattanooga at 8.45 A.M. and 7.15 P.M.
Arriving at Nashville at 7.37 P.M. and 8.40 A.M.

  • The Day Passenger Train from Nashville, at 4.30 A.M., Connects at Wartrace with Shelbyville train at 8.05 A.M., and with Western and Atlantic R R at Chattanooga R.R. at 2 P.M.
  • The Night Passenger Train from Nashville at 8 P.M., connects at Wartrace with Shelbyville train at 6.10 P. M. with McMinnville and Manchester Railroad at Tullahoma at 7.04 P.M., and Memphis and Charleston R.R. at Stevenson at 10.35 P.M.
  • The Day Passenger Train from Chattanooga, at 8.45 A.M., connects with McMinnville and Manchester R. R. at Tullahoma at 2.44 P.M., and with Shelbyville train at Wartrace at 3.50 P.M.
  • The Night Passenger Train from Chattanooga at 7.14 connects with Memphis and Charleston R. R. at Stevenson at 10.12 P.M.


Transcribed from below source

Source:  The Tennessean(Nashville, Tennessee) Saturday,14th May 1859, pg 4  imaged at

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Nashville & Chattanooga RR schedule--1853

For anyone who has ever wondered how their Tennessee ancestors traveled in 1853.  While this is from a newspaper you can also find similar transportation schedules in most City Directories.  

From Nashville Union and American(Nashville TN)
17th  Jul 1853 edition  page 4  imaged at

Departure of Trains

The Express Passenger and Mail Train leaves Nashville daily at 5 o'clock A.M connecting at Decherd's at 10 o'clock, with Carter, Sims & Co.'s daily line of Coaches for Huntsville Ala, and at Tennessee Bridge at 12 o'clock, noon with mail boats for Chattanooga.  Passengers by this Train have half an hour at Wartrace for breakfast; and if going to Chattanooga or Huntsville, reach their destination the same evening.

The Accommodation Train leaves Nashville daily(Sundays excepted) for Wartrace at half past 2 o'clock P.M., connecting at Wartrace at 6 o'clock P.M. with branch Train for Shelbyville--which train also makes a connection with the Express Train at Wartrace at 8 o'clock in the morning--so that Passengers can go direct from Nashville to Shelbyville, morning and evening, by taking either the Express or Accommodation Train as may be preferred.  

Arrival of Trains

Expresses daily at 12 and 35 minutes, P.M.
Accommodation daily at 10 o'clock, A.M.(Sundays excepted)

Through tickets to Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Huntsville, Ala., to be had only of G. H. Slaughter, Agent at the Railroad, Stage and Omnibus Office, Cedar Street, opposite the Post Office.

We have established the above office for the sale of tickets to all stations on the N & C. R. R., and through tickets to the points above named, in order to avoid the hurry and confusion always occurring in procuring tickets at the Depot before the departure of a Train.

The location is central and convenient for all and the office open from 6 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night.  Therefore Passengers who neglect supplying themselves with the Tickets will be charged 20 percent over the cost of them on the Cars.  

H. L Anderson, Supt N and C.R.R.