D. Morton Rose, Jr., of Knoxville, researched land grants South of the French Broad River and created outstanding maps of the grants' locations.

These maps were published by the East Tennessee Historical Society in an article entitled "Early Land Grants in Sevier County, NC-TN (South of the French Broad River)", Tennessee Ancestor, Vol. 9, No. 2 (August, 1993). pp. 83-92.