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Will of Lemuel Carmichael Sr., Sevier County, Tennessee, 1864

I have no connection whatsover to Lemuel Carmichael Sr.  However, his will references several members of my Bryan and Cate families.  Lemuel's land must have been on what is now Bryan Road in Sevier County, close to Dumplin Creek, and just south of Interstate 40.

The following text is just a fragment of the will.

The witness Robert Reedy Bryan was the son of my fourth great grandparents Thomas C. Bryan Sr. and Nancy Cate.

The witness Samuel Eldridge Mount was the son of Humphrey Mount and Margaret.

Peter H. Bryan was my third great grandfather, and he was another son of Thomas C. Bryan Sr. and Nancy Cate.

The Rev. Elijah Cate was the son of John Cate Sr. and Mary.  He was the uncle of Peter H. Bryan's wife Mary Ann (Polly Ann) Cate.

"Elisha P. Cate" was Elisha Porter Cate Jr. and "Elisha Cate" was Elisha Porter Cate Sr.  Elisha Porter Cate Sr. was the son of John Cate Jr. and Mary Ann Koontz, and the grandson of John Cate Sr. and Mary.  In addition to being the great grandson of John Cate Sr., Elisha Porter Cate Jr. was a Cate on his mother's side of the family.  His mother was Mary Elizabeth Newman.  Mary Elizabeth Newman was the daughter of Joseph Newman and Catherine (Caty) Cate, and the granddaughter of William P. Cate and Mary Enyard.

Third paragraph of the will of Lemuel Carmichael Sr., 13 Aug 1864, witnesses Samuel Mount and Robert R. Bryan:

After the death of my wife Louisa, should she live longer than myself, my will is that Thomas J. Carmichael, a boy about nine years of age that I am raising, shall possess, and have a certain parcel or tract of land adjoining the lands on which Peter H. Bryan now lives, and others beginning on a white oak tree on the west side of Elijah Cate hill field, a corner of my land, & running to a small hickory near Peter H. Bryan's little field, said hickory stands on a rock.  Then the various courses to the beginning, so as to run with the lines of, or adjoining the lands of Elisha P. Cate, formerly the lands of Elisha Cate, and adjoining the lands, and running with the lines of Elijah Cate to the beginning.

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