Jesse Shelton and His Pegram Plantation

Jesse Shelton, my sixth-great-grandfather, once owned a plantation in present-day Pegram, Cheatham County, Tennessee. His land was on Turner Creek and the Big Harpeth River according to his 1809 deed. The below map marks that spot and has an estimate of what his 640-acre spread (one square mile) might have looked like to help you …

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Robert Gower & Agnes Burnley

Robert Gower and Agnes Burnley were early Nashville residents. Nashville was founded in 1779 by the Robertson and Donelson party, which also consisted of the Gower family and Robert. Robert was born between 1774-1775, if you take into account he purchased land in February 1796. (He would have to be at least 21 years old.) …

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My Sam’s Creek

It would be difficult to find a resident of Cheatham County, Tennessee or even western Davidson County that hasn't heard of Sam's Creek in Pegram. There are even a couple of roads, Sam's Creek Road and Old Sam's Creek Road, named after it.   View of Sam's Creek down Deerfoot Drive in Pegram, Tennessee But who …

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