I just started keying the TN Land Records and am already confused. Following is an example of the set upon which I am working. There are 2 Grant No., 3 Dates and 2 Names (not counting the attester).
I have also seen records that include heirs which must also be significant.
All of these names must be important if not for different reasons.
Has anyone seen these entries? Please advise as I want to continue to help with this effort.
This is to certify That John Rutledge is entitled to enter and obtain a Grant for Thirty acres of Land (within this state) in consequence of so much of a tract granted to John Rutledge by Grant No. 5391 dated 15th day of February 1814 which issued for
thirty acres, from the state of Tennessee being taken by the interference of Grant No. 7027 dated the 26th day of May 1815 from the state of Tennessee for 640 acres, to Sampson Williams
Given under the hand and seal of the President of the Board of Commissioners for West Tennessee, this 21st day of June in the year 1820
Attest, A Foster