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Monday May 10,1784. The House.....Mr. Person from the Committee to which was referred the Petition of the Inhabitants of Davidson Co., Reported as follows: vizt: that the following person, vizt--

John Cockrill, Ann Cockrill, Robert Espy, John Buchannan, Cornelius Ruddle, James Mulkerin, James Todd, Isaac Johnston, John Gibson, Francis Armstrong, John Kennedy Sr., Mark Robeson, William Ellis, James Thompson, James Shaw, James Franklin, Henry Howdyshall, Peirce Castillo, Morris Shean, William Logan, David Hodd, John White, Peter Looney, William Collins, Jonas Maniffee, Capt. Daniel Williams, John Evans, Andrew Thomson, Casper Mansco, George Freeland, Daniel Johnston, Edward Swanson, Andrew Kellow, Francis Hodge, John Mulkerin, James Freeland, John Tucker, James Foster, Amos Heaton, Dennis Condry, Frederick Stump, Russell Gower

Andrew Ewin, Thomas Prater, Isaac Lindsay, Moses Winters, James Harris, John Browne, Lewis Crane, John Montgomery, Stephen Ray, Daniel Hogan, Thomas Spencer, Humphry Hogan, Hayden Wells, Henry Ramsey, John Barrow, Jno. Thomas, Wm. Streat, Samuel Walker, David Rounsevall, Arthur MacAdoe, James McAdoe, Henry Turner, Samule Burton, John Dunham, Ephraim Pratt, James Robertson...

each and every one of them, receive a grant of six hundred and forty acres of land, including their pre-emptions, without being required to pay any price to the state for the same, provided that every person receiving such grant shall pay the office and surveyors fees for the same.

And the committee are further of opinion that the Heirs or devisees of:

Zachariah White, Alexander Buchannan, James Leper, James Harrod, Alexander Thomson, David Maxwell, Robert Lucas, Timothy Tirrell, William Hood, Edward Carvin, William Nieley, James Shanklin, Samuel Morrow, George Kennedy, John Robertson, Abel Gowen Sr., Abel Gowen Jr., Nicholas Trammell, Philip Mason, James Turpin, Nathan Turpin, Jacob Stump, Nicholas Gentry, William Cooper, Jacob Jones, James Mayfield, William Green, William Johnston, Samuel Scott, George Aspie

William Leighton, John Evans, John Crutchfield, Joseph Hay, Hohn Searcey, Isaac Lucas, Patrick Quigley, Jacob Stull, Joseph Milligan, Abram Jones, David Fane, Benjamin Porter, Edward Larimore, William Gausney, Jonathon Jennings, David Gowin, Jesse Bialston, Joseph Renfrew, Philip Coonrod, William Gausney, John Bernard, John Lumsden, John Gilkey, Solomon Phelps, James John, Thomas Harney, Alexander Allerson, John Blackamore, James Fowler, John McMurtry, John Shockley, John Galloway, Isaac Lavavour...

who were killed in the settlement and defence of the said County of Davidson, receive grants for the same number of acres in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions as the former.

And as it appears that Christopher Gais Sr, Christopher Gais Jr, Jonathon Gais, Kasper Booker, Richard Breeze, Princis Cocke, Mark Nobles, John Kitts, Isaac mayfield, Samuel Hollis, Isaac Rounsvall, Enias Thomas, Joshua Thomas, Calob Winters, John Buchannan Sr., John Kennedy Sr., John Kennedy Jr, John Castello, Robert Thomson and Swanson Williams, part of them arrived from different places at the Cumberland Settlements soon after the time prescribed by the law for obtaining preemptions expired, and part of them were there before the expiration of the time, but were under age and, as it is also appears that all of them have continued there ever since their arrival and assisted in defending the Country, it is the opinion of the Committee that they also receive free grants of the same number of acres, as those mentioned above, and be alllowed the liberty of laying them wherever they can find vacant land and of entering them with the entry officer, of Davidson County, on paying the usual office fees...all which is submitted. Thomas Person, CH.

This information can be found in the State Archives of Tennessee, Nashville, TN and the State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC as a matter of public record.