Contributed by Denise L. Cozart

Gilbert Cozart to Joshua Cozart
Son to Father
Registered January 1850
Madison County Deed Book 13, page 328
In 1871 this area became Crockett County Civil District 1

Tennessee State Library & Archives:
Madison County, microfilm roll #7
Transcribed by Denise L. Cozart
July 2002


This property was located in the 10th Surveyor’s District, 9th Civil District of Madison County. In 1871 this area became Civil District 1 of Crockett County.

This tract of Gilbert’s begins at the southeast corner of Entry No. 450. Father Joshua Cozart already had bought land from the University of North Carolina in 1825. His tract went to the south corner of Entry No. 450. Gilbert’s grant of 1830 began “at two Black gums, the North west corner of Entry No. 450 for 274 acres in the name of the President & Trustees of the University of North Carolina.” All this land was adjoining, and this purchase extended Joshua’s tract westward.

This purchase was in January 1850. Later in May Joshua sold his whole parcel of 275 3/4 acres. (See deed registered in September 1850.) He and wife Elizabeth were retiring to a smaller place of 184 acres.

Gilbert was about 44 years old; father Joshua was about 73.

The land in this deed was measured in poles and acres:

1 pole = 16 1/2 feet
1 link = 7.92 inches
1 mile = 320 poles = 5,280 feet
1 acre = 160 square poles = 43,560 square feet
1 square pole = 272 1/4 feet
640 acres = 1 square mile


Gilbert Cozart
To: Deed – 71 3/4 acres
Joshua Cozart

This Indenture made this the 11th day of January 1850, between Gilbert Cozart of the County of Madison of the State of Tennessee of the one part and Joshua Cozart of the County and State aforesaid of the other part; Witnesseth that the said Gilbert Cozart for and in consideration of the sum of three dollars and 50 cents to him in hand paid, by the said J. Cozart the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath given and granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed unto the said Joshua Cozart, his heirs and assigns forever, a certain tract or parcel of land, Situated lying and being in the aforesaid County and State containing 713/4 acres, it being a part of 150 acres that was granted to the said Gilbert Cozart, be the same more or less, lying in range 2 and section 9, in the aforesaid County. Beginning at a hickory at South East corner of Entry No. 450 for 272 acres, in the name of the President of the University of North Carolina; and thence South 80 poles to a stake and sweet gum and elm pointers; thence East 1431/2 poles to an elm, hickory, small oak and white oak pointers; thence North 80 poles to a white oak, poplar and sweet gum pointers; thence West 1431/2 poles to the beginning – To have and to hold the aforesaid Land with all and singular the right, profits & emaluments [emoluments], hereditaments and appurtenances for in and to the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining to the proper use and behoof of him the said Joshua Cozart, his heirs and assigns, that the aforementioned lands and bargained premises he will warrant and forever defend against the rights, title, interest or claim of all and every person whatsoever. In witness whereof the said Gilbert Cozart hath hereunto set his hand and seal, the day and year above written.

Gilbert Cozart seal

State of Tennessee
Madison County

Personally appeared before me, Thos. W. Gamewell, Clerk of the County Court of said County, Gilbert Cozart, the foregoing bargainor [bargainer] with whom I am personally acquainted and who [This was all that was copied from the microfilm by the archives. Part of the ending was would be something like:]
acknowledged that he executed the within deed for the purposes therein contained

Witness my hand at office this 11th day of January 1850

Thos. W. Gamewell Clerk

Recd: the State Tax on this deed

Thos. W. Gamewell Clerk

State of Tennessee
Madison County

I William W. Gates, Register of said County certify that the foregoing deed and Clerk’s certificate thereon was filed in my office this day, at Oclock M. and noted in Minute Book No. 2 page

Witness my hand at office this 11th day of January 1850.

W. W. Gates

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