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Pair of Willie Blount Land Grants. No. 2172 and No. 5209. 1st item: 1810 signed Tennessee Governor Willie Blount (1768-1835) and Secretary Robert Houston (1765-1834) land grant awarding 160 acres to John Davis in Rutherford County, TN. Willie Blount's half brother was William Blount. He was elected as one of the judges of the Superior Court of Law and Equity in 1796. Blount was elected to the 7th Tennessee General Assembly in 1807 and served until he was elected Governor in 1809. He was re-elected in 1811 and 1813. Blount ran for Governor later in 1827, but was defeated by Samuel Houston. Houston served as Knox county sheriff, tax assessor, county trustee, and justice of the peace before serving as Secretary of State. He later was appointed by President James Monroe to run survey lines of tracts of land reserved to the Cherokee Nation in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama. 15 3/4" x 13". 2nd item: 1813 signed Tennessee Governor Willie Blount (1768-1835) and Secretary William Grainger Blount (1784-1827) land grant awarding 50 acres to John Davis in Davidson County, TN. William Grainger Blount was the eldest son of William Blount, nephew of Gov. Willie Blount, practiced law in Knoxville and became the owner of Blount Mansion after serving three terms in the TN House of Representatives. 15 1/2" x 12 3/4". Provenance: the estate of Sarah Hunter Hicks Green, formerly of Historic Devon Farm, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Fold lines and creases. 1 1/2" tear at center fold. 1/4" loss at center and edge. General toning. 2nd item: Fold lines and creases. 1/8" loss at center and 1/4" loss at left side center. Scattered stains, mainly upper left quadrant. General toning.