1822-1823 TENNESSEE PETITION : Not dated :1822-23 :MONROE CO. ( TN ) citizens petition the establish a permanent seat of justice by holding an election in each Captain's Co. to select a site, as was done in McMinn Co. ( TN ) in 1821.
SIGNERS included : MOWRY, Alexander MOWRY, David
as well as our MURRAYS :
MURRAY, Alexander MURRAY, John MURRAY, Renne
Renne Murray born abt. 1801 NC and married ANNA ELLIOTT on Aug. 06, 1822 in Knox Co. TN, then moved to McMinn Co. TN where he had his land grant in HIWASSEE DISTRICT in McMinn Co. TN in 1824 :
HIWASSEE DISTRICT ENTRY TAKERS BOOK : pg. 24 ;Grant No. 8907-15512 Feb. 1824RENNE MURRAY as a general entriesRange/TWP : R2W-FT4 - 5- Swq 160 ( acres ) McMinn Co. TN.
The MOWRYS are found in Monroe Co. TN during 1830 and are in other deeds with the CHEROKEE below :
" Monroe Co. TN Deed Book B " 1824 - 1832 Page 133, No. 78 :
JOHN MOWRY to William Ragan for $200,80 acres,E., Hiwassee District,E. half of SW Qtr. of Sec. #30, fractionalT#3, R#3 , JOHN MOWRY ( Seal ) Wit :James Lillard John Roper ( X - his mark )