Robertson County, TN, Petition Signed by Barton Scroggins
Petitions to the General Assembly of Tennessee 1803
9-1-1803 Citizens of Robertson and Montgomery Counties, because of the "extreme inconvenience under which they labour the distacne being From thirty to Upwards to fifty miles to their Court House having to Cross Cumberland river and a Very uneven road . . . " petition for a new county to be formed. Signed by:
[Dickson County was formed in 1803 from Montgomery and Robertson Counties, and Stewart County was formed in 1803
from Montgomery County]

The date ("9-1-1803") was most likely 9 Jan 1803, the transcription of a similar petition signed by others shows a date of "20-1-1803."

. . .
Lewis Russell
. . .
Willis Russell
Wm Russell
. . .
Jessesse Russell
. . .
Barton Scrogin
. . .
Jesse Russel
. . .
James McCllend
See the Russell page.  A Lewis Russell was in Grainger County at the same time as Barton Scroggins, and a Lewis Russell sold land in Dickson County to John Baker, a neighbor of Barton Scroggins.  Wm Russell may have been a brother of Lewis and Willis and Jesse may have been nephews.

A James McClelland appears as a resident of Dickson County living in the vicinity of Barton Scroggins in 18186.

Note: Names spelled as appear in article

Transcribed from "Petitions to General Assembly of Tennessee". "Ansearchin' " News, Summer, 1994 pages 73-74.
[Information abstracted from Tennessee State Library and Archives Microfilm, Legislative Petitions 1803, Roll No. 2. "]


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