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An American Family History

 

Trying to Untangle the Blevins Family
of Sullivan County, Tennessee

 
 

William Blevins was born about 1691. He was called Old Bill.

He married Ann Bunch or Mary Bean.

James Blevins* (1708, married Sarah Stetson),
Mary Blevins (1710, married Elisha Wallen),
Daniel Blevins (1712, married Sarah Sutton),
John (Jack) Blevins (1716),
William Blevins (1718, married Agnes Wallen/Walden),

Catherine Elizabeth Blevins Wallen (1738 - 1814)
Sarah Blevins and 
Margaret or Peggy Blevins

They arrived in central Virginia about 1734. 

March 13, 1748 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia John, James and William Blevins had land surveyed.

Agnes died in 1740 in Virginia.

In 1751, the Moravian Records was reported that William Blevins and his sons

would bring in to the local trading post more pelts than there was cash to pay for, but that they would gladly accept goods in lieu of cash.

 

There is no name on the hunter roll more familiar than the name of Blevins. Once William Blevins had to go through the mountains to salt his cattle. He came upon them in a small clearing and was just in time to see them stampeded by a panther that had just killed a small heifer. As soon as the panther saw Blevins it leaped for him and succeeded in reaching his belt, which it tore from him, but with a dextrous swing of his knife Blevins freed himself, the beast paying the penalty for its rash deed. (from Historic Sullivan)

 

William died in 1767 in Virginia. 

 
 
 
 

Daniel Blevins was born about 1712. His parents were William Blevins and Ann Bunch or Mary Bean.

He married Sarah Sutton.

Daniel and Sarah's children may have included:

William Blevins (1742, married Mary),
Dillon Blevins (1750, married Ann Armstrong),
James Blevins (1751, married Margaret Hardin),
John Blevins (1755, married Agatha),
Jonathan Blevins (1763),
Richard Blevins (1763, married Hannah Ausborn), and
Lucinda Blevins (1765)

 

 
 
 
 

John (Jack) Blevins was born about 1716. His parents were William Blevins and Ann Bunch or Mary Bean.

Catherine Blevins (1735, married Elisha Wallen),
Daniel Blevins (1738),

John died about 1805 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

 

 
     
     
 
 
 

William Blevins (the elder) was born about 1719 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He son of William Blevins (Old Bill) and Mary Bean or Ann Bunch. He was referred to as Captain or Colonel William.

He married Agnes Wallen.

Agnes and William's children may have included:

William Blevins (1738),
Mary Blevins (1740),
Samuel Blevins (1745),
Willoughby Blevins (1748)
Elisha Blevins (1750),
James Blevins,
Abraham Blevins (1755),
Sarah Blevins * (1757, married James Bolling),
Joseph Blevins (1758), and
John Blevins (1760).

On October 7, 1777 in Henry County, Virginia (Martinsville, VA)

I do swear or affirm, I do renounce and refuse all allegiance to George III, King of Great Britain, his heirs and successor....Signed by James Blevins Jr., William Blevins Jr., William Blevins Sr., Samuel Blevins, Williby Blevins, John Blevins, and Dillon Blevins.

William, James, Abraham and John, Jr. signed the 1777 petition.

William died about 1777. 

According to court records in August, 1799

Moses [Humphreys] rode from his cabin in Carter County to Jonesboro, where he encountered a former drinking companion, Abraham Blevins of Sullivan County. After a few drinks, Blevins boasted the The Collector, a horse owned by Henry Massengill, would beat any other horse. Moses bragged that Paul Jones, belonging to his brother, Richard, could not be beat. Moses pressed Blevins for a race, but Blevins knew he would have to buy The Collector and refused.


 
 

from Historical Sites of Sullivan County, Tennessee by Mrs. Muriel Spaden

The Blevins home is located on the south side of the Holston River on a slight rise above Cawood's Ford ...

William Blevins maintained a home on this land as early as 1774-1775, and the present structure is known to have been occupied around 1820. The clapboard covered log house, log smoke house, and the large double crib log barn are in excellent condition. The original log structure was one room with the door facing the river and a ladder leading to the loft. Steps later replaced the ladder and a lean-to kitchen was added...

The first record we have of the Blevins being in this section was when William and his son John were on long hunts with Elisha Walden and Daniel Boone in the early 1760's. John M. Blevins, whom we know lived in this house, always said his grandfather, along with John Sevier homesteaded this land from the Indians. William Blelvins is recorded as having 312 acres in Sullivan County in the 1796 tax list, this same amount recorded in 1805 in the first deed book of the county, on the river Holston between Morrell's Creek and the Little River...

 
     
 
 
 

Colonel William Blevins was born about 1740 in Virginia. He was the probably the son of William Blevins (1719) the elder.

He married Ann Dunn.

Catherine Blevins (1771, married Henry Blevins),
Milly Blevins (1772),
William R. Blevins (1774, married Mary Cawood),
Abigail Blevins (1776, married John Cawood),
Sarah Blevins (1777),
John R. Blevins (1778, married Ruth Morrell),
Elizabeth Blevins (1780, married John Blevins),
James Blevins (1781, married Sally Blevins),
Clara Blevins (1783, married Matthew Blevins),
Walter Blevins (1785, married Elizabeth Hinkle),
Gatewood Blevins (1790, married Catherine Hughes)
Nancy Blevins (1794, James Lovelace)

They settled on land along the Holston River about 1780.

In 1790, James George, John Booher, James Blevins, Agatha Cawood, Armstead Blevins, John Cawood, Jr., John Morrell, John Blevins, John Russell, Thomas Majors, Robert Cowan, William Blevins, Peter Hugh and Walter Blevins signed the first school contract in the Holston Valley with the teacher, John Russell.

In 1812, Gatewood Blevins, an heir of William Blevins, relinquished to John Blevins, son of William Blevins, his share of the Sullivan County land then in possession of Ann Blevins, widow of William.

This Indenture made and entered into this 20th day of November, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen [1818] by and between
William Blevins,
James Blevins,
John Blevins,
John Blevins Snr and
Gatewood Blevins,
Wanters Blevins,
Sarah Blevins,
Clary Blevins,
Pattsy Blevins,
Elizabeth Blevins,
John Cawood & wife Happy Cawood,
James Llovelace & wife Nancy of the one part

and William Mackey and Joseph Rhea of the County of Sullivan and State of Tennessee of the other part.

....for and in consideration of the sum of two Hundred dollars to them sold and delivered unto the said William Mackey and Joseph Rhea their Heirs, Executors, administrators and assigns all that tract or parcel of land containing Two Hundred Never more or less lying and in the County of Sullivan and State of Tennessee on the top of the Iron Mountain...


Colonel William died about 1825 in Sullivan County, Tennessee

 

 
 
 
 

William Blevins was born about 1742. He was the son of Daniel Blevins.

He married Mary

Sarah Blevins (1759, married James Bolling),
Daniel Blevins (1760, married Agnes Postlewait),
William Blevins (1762, married Mary Thompson) and
Mary Blevins (1766, married Frederick Bealer).

"Devil Will" settled on the north side of the Holson river some time between 1770 and 1774.

He witnessed the Watauga Purchase in 1775.

 

14 Feb 1817 - John Blevins and James Blevins, sons of John Blevins, to Ireson Longacre, for $40, 50 acres, joins the land on which the said Ireson Longacre lives on. Begin on a corner of said Longacre, with his line S107 poles to the river, up the meanders of the river to a marked white oak on the bluff near a spring in the margin of the river, N6 W72 poles, then to the beginning. [Sullivan TN DB #7, pages 251, 252]

15 Feb 1817 - William Blevins Sr and John Blevins his son to Ireson Longacre, all of Sullivan Co, for $110 dollars, 50 acres in Sullivan County on the Holston River. Begin on a corner to the land on which Ireson Longacre now lives on, then S107 poles to the river, up the meanders of the river to a white oak on a bluff near a spring in the margin of the river, then N6 W72 poles, then to the beginning. [Sullivan TN DB #7, pages 314, 315]

 

 

 
 
 

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

Dillon Blevins was born about 1750 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He was the son of Daniel Blevins.

He married Ann Armstrong in 1770 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

They moved to Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Dillon and Ann's children may have included:

Nancy Blevins (1772, married William Bean),
Armstead Blevins (1775, married Ketura Armstrong),
Amarilla Blevins (1778, married Thomas Moore),
Catherine Blevins (1780, married John Carter and Cullen Arp),
Kiturah Blevins (1785, married John Edward Taylor),
William Blevins (1792, married Matilda Phillips),
Dillon Blevins, Jr. (1773, married Nancy Williams),
John Blevins (1795, married Margaret Oldham Connally).

In 1779 at the Washington County, Virginia Court

from the Examination of Dillen Blevins on suspicious of Faloniously taking a number of Cattl four from George Martin and three from John James. . .it was the Oppinion of the Court that the said Dillen Blevens be presented to the Grand Jury whereupon the Said Blevins together with John Blevins, Jonathan Douglass and John Bunch his Securities Entered into and acknowledged thier Recognizance in the Sum of Twenty five Thousand pounds. . .

Ordered that dedimus Issue to take the deposition of Robert Webb and Thomas Webb in a suit depending betwixt the Commonwealth plantiff and Delin Blevins defendant.

In 1796, Dillon was in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

In 1806, Dillon and John Carter sold John Humphreys and John Johnson 415 acres on the Doe River.

Dillon died in 1836 in Alabama.

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
 
 
 

James Blevins was born in 1751 in Cumberland, Virginia.

James married Margaret Hardin.

David M. Blevins (1776, married Sarah Torbett)
Hardin Blevins* (1777, married Elizabeth Vance)
John Blevins * (1778, married Abigail Mahuran)
Patience Blevins (1784, married Jesse Isaacs)
Allen Blevins 1786, married Clarissa Owens) and
Moses Blevins (1788, married Christina Mottern),.

James died in 1842 in Lawrence, Kentucky.


 
 
 
 

Henry Blevins was born about 1753 in Henry County, Virginia. His father may have been Daniel Blevins. He wrote in his pension application

I was born in Henry County, state of Virginia, on Smith River...I have no record of my age, the same being destroyed when the Indians burned my father's house in Sullivan County near Shelby’s Fort.

He married Catherine Wallen on September 1, 1786.

Nancy Blevins (1784),
John Blevins (1790),
Sarah Blevins (1794),
Pleasant Blevins (1796),
Abraham Blevins (1801, married Nancy Williams and Martha Jane), and
Elizabeth “Betsy” Blevins (1802).

In 1777, he enlisted in Capt. James Robertson’s company in Col. Arthur Campbell’s regiment. He fought in the battle of Long Island Flats and later volunteered again to serve under Isaac Shelby at the battle of King’s Mountain.

Henry died on September 12, 1847 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Died on the 12th at his residence in Hawkins county, Tennessee, Henry Blevins, in the 96th year of his age. The deceased was born on the 6 of January 1752 in a fort or blockhouse built by his father, Thomas Wallen, and others, on Smith’s River, Henry County, Virginia. He was a Whig in the Revolution and continued so through life. He was a patriot and gallant soldier. During the struggle for our liberty, he participated in many skirmishes and battles with the Indians and the Tories, and fought at the battle of Kings Mountain. He had lived upwards of fifty years in Hawkins county and was respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He has left an aged widow and a long list of relatives, among whom are many great-grandchildren to mourn his loss, while he, in ripe old age, is gathered to his fathers. Hawkins County Tennessee.

 
 
 
 

Abraham Blevins was born about 1755.

During the American Revolution, he served under Captain James Robertson.

In 1799, he made a bet for $500 with Moses Humphreys that Henry Massengill's horse, The Collector, could beat any other horse. Humphreys claimed his brother, Richard Humphreys', horse, Paul Jones, could beat The Collector.

Abraham had to buy Massengill's horse for $500, but Humphreys failed to appear on the appointed day of the race because Paul Jones had become lame in an earlier race. Abraham sued Moses and won for the amount of the bet.

Abraham moved to Kentucky.

 
     
 

William Blevins was born about 1755.

William Blevins, Jr. (1774),
Richard Blevins (1785),
Isham Blevins* (1788),
Mary Ann Blevins (1794)
Elizabeth "Betsey" Blevins (1795)
Luke Blevins (1799),
John Blevins (1801),

 
     
 

John R. Blevins was born in Virginia in 1760. He was the son of Colonel William Blevins.

He was a private in Virginia during the Revolutionary War.

John married Ruth Morrell. Catherine Cox?

John M. Blevins (1801, married Margaret Holbaugh).

19 Sep 1815 - William Blevins to Jonathan Morrel, both of Sullivan Co., 92 acres in Sullivan County on the south side of Holston River. Begin at the mouth of a branch on the river at William Odels beginning, then S58 E116 poles to a corner of said Odels, N45 E99 poles, N20 W112 poles to the bank of said river, with the meanders of the same to the beginning. [Sullivan Tennessee Deed Book #7, page 70]

John died in 1816 and was buried in Shipley Cemetery near Bluff City, between Morrell Creek and Little River.


 
     
     

Appalachia was the 18th century backcountry and many settlers were Scots-Irish. It includes southern New York, western Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia, West Virginia, eastern Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee and northern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

William Blevins, Jr. was born about 1760 in Virginia. He was the son of Colonel William Blevins.

William married Mary Thompson.

Daniel Blevins (1794, married Lucy Roberts)

He served in the Revolutionary War under Captains Swift and Osborne.

In the 1778 Washington County Court:

Ord that Thomas Price and William Blevins be sumd. to appear at next term of court to prove the convey of the Watauga Purchase to Charles Robertson on behalf of the people living thereon.

In 1786 William Blevins signed the Petition for Division of Sullivan County.

In 1787, William received warrants for land in Sullivan County, Tennessee. At that time it was in North Carolina.

On February 21, 1806, Agatha Cawood sold William Blevins her right to the 740 acres she inherited from her husband, John.

William died on June 7, 1832 in Sullivan County, Tennessee and was buried in Shipley Cemetery near Bluff City, between Morrell Creek and Little River.

 
 
 
 

Jonathan Blevins * was born about 1763 in Virginia.

Jonathan married Charlotte “Lottie” Muse. She was the daughter of Richard M Muse.

Jonathan Blevins, Jr. (1779, married Katy Troxel and Sarah Minton)
Keziah (Kizzy) Blevins (1786, married William Ryan),
Polly Blevins ,(1788 married Alexander Thomas),
Elizabeth Blevins (1790 married, Christian Steel and Jacob Troxel),
Sarah Blevins (1793, married Henry Smith),
Lucretia Blevins (1794, married James Cooper),
Abraham Blevins (1795, married Phebe Minton),
Tarlton Blevins (1796, married Sarah Walker),
Henry Blevins (1797, married Ursley Denney and Permila “Milly” Hancock),
Richard Blevins (1800, married Rhoda Scott),
Mahala Jane Blevins (1802, married Isaac (Zack) Cooper),
William Blevins (1803, married Malinda Day), and
Gains Blevins (1806 , married Nancy Adkins).

 
 
 
 

Armstead Blevins was born about 1775 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and was the son of Dillon Blevin.

Hugh Armstrong Blevins (abt 1796)
Carter Blevins (abt 1798)
Dillon Blevins (abt 1800)
John Blevins (abt 1803), and
Keturah Blevins (abt 1804).

In 1796 Armstead was in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He had one black poll and one white poll.

1805 Sullivan County Tennessee Deed Book, p. 650 - Armisted Blevins 200A on Holston River to David Martin

Armstead was a War of 1812 veteran.

In 1812 Armstead Blevins sought to prohibit John Armstrong from proceeding on a judgment rendered against him from the Circuit Court of Law and Equity.

About 1814 Armstead deserted his family. His wife, Keturah, filed for divorce in
1814, but it took seven years for the divorce to become final in 1821.

 
     
  Stephen Blevins was born about 1775. He married Sarah Mounts.  
     
 
 
 

David Blevins was born about 1776 in Sullivan County. His father was James Blevins.

He married Sarah Torbett. Their children probably included:

Hugh T. Blevins (180o, married Ann Looney),
James T. Blevins (1802, married Ruth Rockhold),
Mary (Polly) Blevins (1807, married Peach Taylor),
Susan Blevins (1809, married William S. Russell),
John T. Blevins (1810, married Jane Adams Darwin), and
Lucretia F.Blevins (1813, married Henson Thomas and William Lillard).

They moved to a part of Rhea County that later became Meigs County, Tennessee.

David died in 1830 at about the age of 54 in Rhea County Tennessee.

Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.

 
 
 
 
 

John Blevins was born on February 2, 1778, Virginia. He was the son of William Blevins.

He married Ruth Jane Morrell (1780), the daughter of Catherine Odell and Jonathan Morrell.

 

 
     
 

William Blevins was born about1778.

At the time the 1850 William Blevins, 72, was in Sullivan County. His household included: Elizabeth, 30; William, 35; John, 27, Lucy, 25; Mary, 23; Alfred, 22; Hiram, 21; Juneral, 20; and John, 19.

 
 
 
 

John Blevins was born about 1780. He was the son of James Blevins and Margaret Harden.

He married Abigail Mahurin.

Levi Blevins * (1810, married Cynthia Mahuron),
Polly Anna Blevins (1810)
Jonathan Blevins (1812)
Lewis Blevins (1815)
Rachel Blevins (1818)

 

 
 
 
 

Richard Blevins * was born about 1785.

He married Elizabeth Arentos on November 5, 1800 in Blount, Tennessee.

Squire Blevins (1805)
Armstead Blevins *(1811)
Andrew Jackson Blevins (1812)
William Blevins (1820)

He married Mary "Polly" Jones

Melvina Blevins (1824)
Angeline Blevins
Cynthia Blevins
Malinda Blevins
Elizabeth Jane "Mahala" Blevins (1830)
John Hagan Blevins (1832)

Elizabeth "Betsey" Jones

Luke Blevins (1834)
Elijah "Lige" Blevins (1836)
Richard "Dick" Blevins, Jr. (1838)

 
 
 
 

Isham Blevins * was born about 1788 in Virginia. His father may have been William Blevins (1755).

Isham's children may have included:

James M. Blevins (1816),
Hiram Blevins (1820),
Andrew Blevins (1822),
Abraham Blevins (1823),
Nancy Jane Blevins (1825) ,
William D. Blevins (1829),
Malinda Blevins (1834) and
Sarah Elizabeth Blevins (1835).

Isham died in 1846 in Arkansas.


 
 

from Boone County, Arkansas

Isham Blevins was born in Virginia in 1788. The Carroll County (now Boone) census shows him in the county in 1850 and the land patent book shows him buying land in that county in 1854. His children were
James M. born in 1816;
a daughter in 1820;
a son in 1822;
another daughter in 1825;
William D. in 1829, all born in Tennessee an
d Sarah Elizabeth born in Arkansas in 1835.

 
     
 

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from Mountain Memories by Gene A. Morrell

John Blevins (d. 1816) and William Blevins (d. June 7, 1832) were born in Albemarle County, Va., in 1760, and both are buried in Shipley Cemetery near Bluff City, between Morrell Creek and Little River. Both served as privates in Virginia during the Revolutionary War.

John Blevins married Catherine Cox, and William Blevins married Mary Thompson.

Henry Blevins (b. 1753; d. Sept. 12, 1847) was born in Henry County, Va., and died in Hawkins County, Tenn. In 1777, he enlisted in Capt. James Robertson’s company in Col. Arthur Campbell’s regiment. At the time of his enlistment, Blevins lived in Sullivan County, along the Holston River. He fought in the battle of Long Island Flats and later volunteered again to serve under Isaac Shelby at the battle of King’s Mountain. Blevins married Catherine in September 1786, and they were the parents of a daughter, Nancy Blevins.

According to Sullivan County deed records, an indenture was recorded on Jan. 2, 1812, between Gatewood Blevins, an heir to William Blevins, and John Blevins, son of William Blevins. Gatewood Blevins relinquished his share of the estate of land then in possession of Ann Blevins, widow of William. . .

In the 1850 census of Sullivan County, William Blevins, 72, was a farmer who owned 1,500 acres. The following were members of his household: Elizabeth, 30; William, 35; John, 27, Lucy, 25; Mary, 23; Alfred, 22; Hiram, 21; Juneral, 20; and John, 19.

Another William Blevins, 46, was also listed in the census of 1850. Members of his household included: Elizabeth, 70; Sarah, 60; Priscilla, 30, Lucinda, 36; Mary, 13; Martha, 10; Louisa, 8; Martha, 6; Sarah, 4; and Jacob, 1.

 
     
 
 
European and indiginous American fought fierce battles as the Europeans expanded their territory.

North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.

Pension application of Abraham Blevins R941 fn6NC
Transcribed by Will Graves September 15, 2010

State of Kentucky Knox Circuit: SS
On this 14th day of October 1825 personally appeared in open Court, it being a Court of record made so by act of Assembly and proceeding according to the course of common law being the 15th Judicial district Abraham Blevins aged seventy years the 23rd day of August last and a resident citizen of the County of Knox aforesaid who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provisions made by the act of Congress of the 18th March 1818 and the 1st of May 1820.

That he the said Abraham Blevins enlisted for the term of eighteen months on the ? day of ? (not recollected) in the year as he believes 1775, in the County of Sullivan in the State of North Carolina in the Company commanded by Captain James Robertson in the line of the State of North Carolina on Continental establishment. That he continued to serve in said company until the full expiration of his term of enlistment when he was discharged by his Captain aforesaid, from said service in the County and State aforesaid. That he has long since lost the discharge aforesaid. He states that he does not know that the Company commanded by Captain James Robertson was attached to any Regiment. That from the time of his Enlistment until his discharge the said Company was stationed on the frontiers of the said State to protect the Inhabitants from the Savages except a short explanation made shortly after his enlistment by said Company to the Cherokee Nation under the command of Colonel Christie [William Christian], whether a regular or militia officer he does not recollect

And in pursuance of the act of the first of May 1820, I do solemnly swear that I was a resident Citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner whatever disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the provision of an act of Congress entitled ―an act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war‖ passed on the 18th day of March 1818, and that I have not nor has any person in trust for me any property, or securities, contracts or debts due to me nor have I any income other than what is contained in the schedule hereto annexed and by me subscribed, viz. Memorandum of property owned by Abraham Bivins on the 1st day of May 1820, to wit,

1 Horse of the value of $20.00 since dead
at present his property consist of
1 Cow & yearling of the value of $14.00
4 Hogs of the value of 6.00
[total] $20.00

S/ Abraham Blevins
He lives alone, having no family. He is by profession a farmer, but owing to old age and infirmity he can do but little in his occupation. The reason why he has not applied sooner to avail himself of the provisions of the Acts of Congress aforesaid is, that he had hoped until lately to be able to support himself having an aversion to being supported by Government, but he is admonished by old age and infirmity that he should no longer abstain from availing himself of the provisions made for him by his Government.

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
 
 
 

Washington County Marriages

Blevins, Daniel married Postlethwait, Agnes on 10-Sept-1788

 
 
 
 

1803 Sullivan County Tennessee Deed Book 9, p. 169 - John Carter to John Blevins


1805 Sullivan County Tennessee Deed Book 4, p. 664 - William Blevins dec'd...by heirs to John Blevins

1806 - Sullivan County Tennessee Deed Book 9, p.124 - John Blevins granted 500A ....John Carter assignment

1808 - Sullivan County Tennessee Deed Book 4, p. 792 - John Blevins deed grant from William Blevins