Mr. Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith of Jackson has published seven genealogical miscellanies for Henderson County. He wishes to share this information as widely as possible and has granted permission for these web pages to be created. We thank Mr. Smith for his generosity. Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2001
ACTS OF TENNESSEE, 1821 (Knoxville, 1821)
An Act to Create New Counties, passed November 7, 1821
Sec. 9. Be it enacted, That the following described lines shall be the bounds of one other county, which shall be called and known by the name of Henderson county, in honor of, and to perpetuate thc memory of Col. James Henderson: Beginning at the south east corner of Madison county ; running thence east to the west boundary of Hardin county ; thence north with Hardin county line to the north west corner of' Hardin on the 6th sectional line of the 9th district;
thence east on said sectional line to the west boundary of Perry county ; thence north with said boundary to the line separating the 9th and 12th districts; thence west with said line to the north east corner of Madison county; thence south with the least boundary line of said county, on the 2nd range line in the 9th surveyors district to the beginning.
Sec. 10. Be it enacted, 'I'hat for the due administration of justice, the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in said counties shall be held at the following places & times: For the county of Henry, at the house of Henry Wall, on the first Monday in December, March, June and September; for thc county of Carroll, on the second Monday in December, March, June and September, at the house R. E. C. Doherty; for the County of Madison, at the house of Adam R. Alexander, on the third Monday in December, March, June and September; for the county of Henderson, at the house of Samuel Wilson, on the fourth Monday in December, March, June and September at which places the said courts shall be holden until otherwise provided for by law, under the same rules, regulations and restrictions, and shall exercise the same power and jurisdiction that is possessed by said courts in other counties of this state.
Sec. 11. Be it enacted, That the sheriffs of the counties of Henry, CarroIl, Madison and Henderson shall each hold an election at the places appointed for holding courts in said counties on the first Friday and Saturday in March next, for the purpose of electing field officers of the militia for said counties, under the same rules, regulations and restrictions as are pointed out by law in similar cases; and the militia of the county of Henry shall compose the ___ Regiment, and shall be attached to the ___ Brigade; and the militia of the county of Carroll shall compose the ___ Regiment, and be attached as aforesaid; and the militia of the county of Madison shall compose the ___ Regiment, and be attached as aforesaid; and the militia of the county of Henderson shall compose the ___ Regiment, and be attached as aforesaid.
Sec. 12. Be it enacted, That it shall be duty of time commandants of said ___ and ___ Regiments, having first been commissioned and sworn according to law, to divide their regiments into such number of companies as they shall think best for the convenience of said companies, and it shall be the duty of each of said commandants to issue writs of election for company officers according to law.
Other works by Jonathan K. T. Smith can be found at the Madison County Records Repository at TNGenWeb.