Source: TN Genealogical Society "Ansearching'" News, Vol. 14, No. 2, April-June, 1967, pages 71-75. Transcribed by Billie R. McNamara from that source. All spellings used here are identical to those in the TGS journal; they have not been compared to the original document by Ms. McNamara.

Original record - identification: UTK-MS-0259: William Doherty, James Doherty, and S. Johnson Ledger, 1796 September 1-1803 February 8, 1870-1881 November 20. The original item may be viewed at UTK's Special Collections reading room, but visitors need to request it at least 24 hours in advance using the form at http://www.lib.utk.edu/special/services/request.html. The reading room hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Store Account Book of Sevier County

These data were copied from the original in the Special Collections Room, University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, Tennessee, by Mrs. James O. Maddux of Spring City, Tennessee. Mrs. Maddux notes that she copied only the date of the first entry and the names included with the entry. The page number in the left column is that of the original entry. Only unusual purchases are shown. Most of the accounts were listed as Sundrys, whisky, shoes, cloth, etc. It appears the book was used between 1796 and 1801. In 1874, a later owner used the bottom of the pages for accounts, but these were not copied. He also gave a list of his property in Jefferson County, made some drawings of the devil, and recorded a recipe for making manure and a cure for distemper.

Notes in the back of the book:

Married Thomas Founbust to Miss Saly Beverly the 20 March 1800.
Mrs. S. Johnson - Alabama, Bellfonte - Jackson County (nothing else).
Cinty Maddox commenced work on 31 May 1875.

Name on fly sheet: William Doherty - October 15, 1795.


Pg.Name(s)Date(s)Remarks
1Peter LivelySeptember 1, 1798
2John Dugan
Robert Berry
September 1, 1798
April, 1798
paid by John Moss - Sept. 7, 1796 [sic]
3John Rains

William Morrow
September 1, 1796

November 18, 1799
paid by Thomas Buckingham
paid by Joseph Campbell
paid by wife
paid by John Cannon
paid by John gan
paid by David Morrow April 1801
4David Morrow
James D. Pucket
Joseph Elis
July 4, 1799
September 1, 1796
January 1800

paid by William Morror - Nov. 1800
paid by James Anderson
5William Henderson
Richard Morgin
September 1796
January 1799
6Joseph Byrd
John Walters
September 1, 1796
July 16, 1799
paid by William Wilson
paid by William Wilson
paid by Joseph Bird
7James Handy
Freeman Vandick
September 2, 1796
October 1798

part of bill paid by making and mending shoes
8James Garner
Samuel Liste
September 2, 1796
July 1799
9William Miller

William Wilson
Doctor Evin ?
September 2, 1796

June 1799
October 1801
paid by Massengale, paid by Spire, paid by Samuel Byrd

on same page list of items of bill at Quarels & Co. looks as if this has been entered much later no date.
10Thomas Buckingham
James W. Lackey
September 2, 1796
June 18, 1799
part of bill paid by wife’s sewing
11Samuel Byrd
John Hays
John Bery
September 3, 1796
Aug. 1797
March 19, 1797
12Larkin Rodgers
Nicolis Davis
Sept. 3, 1796
July 29, 1799
13John Blair
John Wilson
James davis
Sept. 3, 1796
Aug. 2, 1799
March 17, 1799
14James W. Hackworth
Nely Mcguiar
Silas Mcguiar
Sept. 3, 1796
July 22, 1800
July 16, 1799
15James Walker
William Hays
Samuel Fonbush
Robert Denneston
Sept. 3, 1796
March 15, 1799
March 4, 1800
December 1801


by herby Talbert
16Jerry Mathews
Samuel Jack
John Sigler
Thomas Thornbush
Walter Mcdonal
John Mcdonal
Isaac Ishenal
Sept. 3, 1796
July 19, 1798
March 4, 1800
March 20, 1800
May 29, 1800
May 30, 1800
May 30, 1800
17James McMahon
Thomas Donneley
Sept. 3, 1796
Jan. 24, 1800
18John Moon
Anderson Nelson
Phetty Molder
Sept. 3, 1796
Jan. 30, 1800
March 20, 1796


Samuel Fornbush
19William MassengaleSept. 5, 1796To his account for William Doherty
To his account against Alexander McCormick
20Joseph Campbell
John Carson


John Deneston
Sept. 5, 1796



Oct. 14, 1801

Under this account these names: John Reno, James Montgomery, Michael Montgomery, Samuel Johnston, Robert Steveson
21Parish garnar
William Nelson
James Montgomery
Sept. 6, 1796
Feb. 24, 1801
March 19, 1801
22James Vance
John Harvy
Robert Steveson
Alexander Montgomery
Sept. 6, 1796
Jan 24, 1800
Jan. 24, 1800
Jan. 24, 1800
23Elijah Rogers
John Green
John Henderson
John Taylor
Sept. 6, 1796
Sept. 14, 1799
Sept. 14, 1799
May 18, 1799
24John Ammonite
Andrew Henderson

Samuel Hager
Sept. 7, 1796
March 19, 1800

Jan. 23, 1800

paid by Henry Haggerd - included in purchases was one bowl egnog.
paid by King & Martin
25James Floyd
James Molder
Calep Bedwell
John Snuffer
Jacob Knob
Sept. 7, 1796
April 5, 1800
April 5, 1800
Dec. 29, 1800
June 11, 1800
26William McMahan
Noah Ashley
Sept. 7, 1796
April 19, 1800

by Jon Margrave
27Daniel Bridgeman
George Wall
Sept. 7, 1796
April 24, 1800

by Isaac Wright
28John Moss
Benjamin Bradfor
John Molder
Charles Calehan
Sept. 7, 1796
April 24, 1800
May 31, 1800
April 31, 1800

for Cameron - for Isaac Write

paid by Andr Kan
paid by Carson
paid by Thomas Caliham
paid by Saml Lyle
29Floyd Nichols
Charles Hays
Capt. Jacob Harmon
Charley Calihan
Sept. 7, 1796
April 23, 1800
April 26, 1800
Nov. 27, 1801



Cash for M. Davis
30James Majors
John Geehorn? [prob. Seehorn - BRM]
Jesse Bennet
Mathias Wilhite
Sept. 8, 1796
April 25, 1800

May 9, 1801
Nov. 2, 1801
31William Allin
Charles Lattoriur? [Lattimore? - BRM]
Robert Tucker
Sept. 9, 1796
May 14, 1800

April 15, 1801
32John Zedicks
Parry Talbert
Sept. 9, 1796
May 8, 1800
33William Bromly
Josiah Denton
William Hays
Sept. 11, 1796
June 6, 1800
March 14, 1801


by James Davis man
34Susannah Bartlet
James Wilson
Danial Wilson
William Scott
Sept. 11, 1796
July 17, 1800
July 17, 1800
April 29, 1801
35Polly Hannah
Alexander Keath
William Keath
John Clamans
Sept. 11, 1796
June 14, 1800
May 28, 1800
March 27, 1801
by her father
36William Snody
Richard Kerr
Andrew Kerr
Lewis Harman
Sept. 13, 1796
July 21, 1800
July 21, 1800
March 2, 1801
37Soloman Carpenter
Isaac Write
Aaron Scott
Sept. 13, 1796
Jan.17, 1801
April 29, 1801

to goods at store at Mossey Creek
39 [sic]John McMahan
Christopher Hanes
Sept. 15, 1796
Sept. 15, 1796
40John Schultz
Arter Williams
Sept. 15, 1796
March 7, 1801
41Samuel Miles
John Margrave
Sept. 15, 1796
March 9, 1801

paid by following: Joseph Boyd, Jas Davis, Abraham Eliot, george Hickle, William Reece
42John Cowan
Jacob Harmon
Sept. 15, 1796
March 7, 1801

paid by Bill Scott and Alex. Montgomery
43Sally McClain
John Nely
Sept. 17, 1796
March 11, 1801
by Charles McClain
44John Jemeson
George H. Hines
Arter Williams
Thomas Humbs
Sept. 19, 1796
March 27, 1801
Sept. 22, 1801
Sept. 18, 1801



Iron for Alexander Thompson - iron sent by Joseph Henderson - also credit for mooly cow
45William Miller Sen.
Hugh Martin
Sept. 30, 1796
Dec. 21, 1800
46John Moor
James Roach
Aaron Scott
Sept. 19, 1796
Oct. 12, 1801
Oct. 24, 1801
47John Mason
John McClure
Nathin Philips
Sept. 19, 1796
Nov. 1801
Nov. 14, 1801

out of King & Martins store
48Fanny Buckingham
John Beverly Sen.
John Finley
Sept. 19, 1796
Nov. 30, 1801
Dec. 7, 1801

by work of son John
49Charles McClain
Capt. Jacob Harmon
Sept. 19, 1796
Dec. 5, 1801

to William Churchman - to Caldwell
to Benjamin Bradford
50Polly Buckingham
Adam Peck
Sept. 23, 1796
Dec. 12, 1801

from Mc Baker
51Robert HendersonSept. 24, 1796
52James HendersonSept. 27. 1796
53James AndersonSept. 20, 1796
54David EmmonsSept. 28, 1796
55John RenfrowSept. 30, 1796
56James WilliamsOct. 3, 1796
57Rosaner MoneyOct. 4, 1796
58
59William MajorsOct. 8, 1796
60Josiah RogersOct. 22, 1796
61James AndersonOct. 24, 1796
62Levi JesbelOct. 29, 1796
63William RichardsOct. 29, 1796
66 [sic]Sevierville - John StelezFeb. 15, 1798
2 pages in back listed as Iron Works with accountsrange from Dec. 4, 1800 to May 31, 1801
back pagesJohn Sniffer
Peter Clack
William Harril
Joseph Boyd
March 6, 1801
March 6, 1801
March 6, 1801
March 6, 1801

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