- the history and genealogy of East Tennessee
Blevins, Sarah1818 Bogart, Samuel1833 Carroll, John1833 Carter, Alfred M.1845 Carter, Elizabeth1848 Crawford, James H.1845 Dotson, George1794 Duggar, Sr., William1839 Heart, Leonard1849 Hyder, John1833 Lacy, George W.1848
Love, Thomas D. 1833
Here's a list of wills and inventories in Carter County Will Book 1794-1851:
Lusk, Robert 1802
Miller, Jeremiah 1825
Mulky, James nd
Powell, Joseph 1839
Smith, George 1850
Taylor, Jonathan 1842
Taylor, Andrew 1844
Tipton, Samuel 1822
Wagner, Mathias 1835
Williams Sr., John 1847
Since Carter County was cut from Washington County in 1796 - and Washington was the original 1777 county - it's easy to assume that Carter County wasn't settled quite as early as was Washington. This is not the case! In fact, it's just the opposite; sites of some of the oldest white settlements are now in Carter County!
- Where was the Watauga Purchase? Carter County.
- Where was the first government established under North Carolina? Carter County.
- Where was the King's Mountain muster? Carter County.
- Where did Col. John Carter, Valentine Sevier, Andrew Taylor live? Carter County.
Here's some photos I took several years ago.
First is Sabine Hill. These were taken 16 Jan 2006, at which time the house was for sale. You can see both how regal it had been, and how deplorable a condition it was in then. The location (at the edge of Elizabethton) is prime for commercial use, so we were all afraid the house would be demolished - but my understanding is that the state of Tennessee purchased it with the intent to restore it. Whether that has occurred yet, I do not know.
Sabine Hill was built by - depending on who you ask - either Gen. Nathaniel Taylor or his widow, Mary Patton Taylor. And was built in about 1818-1820 (not 1796, as wikipedia says). The ell is an addition, although an old one.
The Carter County, Tennessee, courthouse, in Elizabethton.