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.

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