Davidson County Chancery Court Loose Papers
Metro Nashville Archives
Rule Docket #1109 Lucretia D. Peeble vs Cordy Peebles filed 1854 depositions by some of the Carney’s no family data on Carney.
Rule Docket #1815 W. J. Waggoner & others vs William Carney & others
Suit to divide property of Vincent Carney as youngest son Henry reaches age 25. Copy of Vincent’s will in file. Probably around 300 pages accounting for back and front of some. The property is 437 acres of land. A number of depositions dealing with the cutting of timber on the land over the years since Vincent Carney’s death.
Deposition of E. M. H. Carney “Henry R. Carney is his name and he was born on the 7th day of September 1839 and is now twenty one years of age. “ Sworn to Oct. 25, 1860.
Deposition of J. B. G. Carney - He is asked if he lives near the land mentioned in the case, “I live about a mile and perhaps a little better from there. I was born and raised there and have lived there all my life except about two years.” Sworn to Oct. 25, 1860.
Hixey Carney states that Henry Carney was only 17 years old on the 7th day of September 1856.
Amended Bill of Complaint of George W. Waggoner, Margaret Carney, Henry Carney and Henry Holt Executor of Vincent Carney decd. Against William Carney, George Carney, Allen Carney, Thomas Carney (one place this surname is given a Cooper but apparently a mistake), Wiley Gourd and Patsy Gourd formerly Patsey Carney all defendants being citizens of Davidson Co. except Wiley Gourd and wife Patsey and the complainants being residents of Davidson Co. Tn. Original bill filed 13 August 1857. State that in March of 1844 Vincent Carney died at his residence.
Separate answer of Wiley Goad and Patsy Goad, Dec. 1860
Plat of survey of land of Hixey Carney decd. Recorded Chancery Court plan book page 96.
Deposition of J. M. Mayo, he says he purchased the share of the estate of Vincent Carney, of Margaret Henry's son oldest daughter of Vincent Carney
Davidson County Tennessee Chancery Court Rule # 9535
Robt. Henryson Adm vs Henry Carney et al
...the heirs of Hixey Carney decd
W. B. Carney, Thos. Carney, Henry Carney are the living sons, and Patsey Goad & Margaret T. Henryson are the living daughters of Hixey Carney. She has two dead sons to wit, George (died before his mother) & Allen (died after his mother) Carney both left children.
The children of George Carney decd are as follows 1. Hixey Ann Duke 2. Nancy J. Boyd 3. Jessee Carney 4. Isaac Carney 5. Francis Carney 6. Elisabeth Carney 7. Thos. Carney 8. Geo. Carney 9. Reuben Carney the last named is a minor - rest all of age
The children of Allen Carney decd are as follows 1. Mary Incumber (?)2. Henry V. Carney Jr. 3. Margaret Dickinson 4. Alice Shadowen 5. Geo. Carney and 6. Chas Carney the last two are minors. These are all the heirs of Hixey Carney decd. filed 17 Oct. 1884.
Hepsey (Hixey) BRINKLEY and Vincent CARNEY were married on 5 Aug 1825 in Davidson Co., TN. Vincent CARNEY (son of CARNEY) was born between 1770 and 1775 in North Carolina. He appeared in the census in 1820 in Davidson Co., TN. He appeared in the census in 1830 in Davidson Co., TN. He appeared in the census in 1840 in Davidson Co., TN. He signed a will on 23 Feb 1844 in Davidson Co., TN. He died between 24 Feb 1844 and 22 Jul 1844 in Whites Creek, Davidson Co., TN. He had his estate probated in Apr 1844 in Davidson Co., TN. He was Farmer.
The earliest record found in Davidson County, Tennessee pertaining to the Karney/Carney name is found in Davidson County Court Minutes, April 1785, p. 127: John Boyd vs John Rains . . . trespass, assault and battery . . . On the jury was John Karney. (Wells, "Davidson Co. Court Minutes, 1783-1792")
Four Carney men were well established in Davidson County, Tennessee by the year 1800. The first record found in Tennessee on John Carney, William Carney, and Elijah Carney is in 1799, viz.: Davidson County Court Minutes, July 1799, p 20: Isaac Earthman to oversee the Road beginning at the foot of the ridge thence to the head of Long Creek, down sd cr about one mile to a tree marked with a large O with all hands above Dry Fork East & West of sd Creek to wit Wm Smith Jno Carney Wm Carney Elijah Carney . . . and all taxables in sd bounds.
Elijah Carney was the Bondsman for the marriage of Vincent Carney & Polly Goldsberry.
Elijah Carney and Vincent Carney bought land on Dry Fork Creek the same day (6 Jun 1809) from the same man, Frederick Stump. (These two brothers and their descendants are often referred to as the "Dry Fork Carneys"). John Carney and William Carney both bought land on near-by Marrowbone Creek in 1812. (William Carney and his descendants are sometimes referred to as the "Marrowbone Carneys").
Within a six-year period, 1802-1806, Vincent, Elijah, and William were married, indicating by their age bracket that they were probably brothers.
Edythe Whitley in her "Pioneers of Davidson County, Tennessee", in listing 2,232 Free Male Inhabitants In Davidson County in 1812, on p. 31 lists John Carney and William Carney as members of Captain McCormack's Militia Company, and on p. 33 lists Elisha Carney and Vincent Carney as members of Captain Roger's Old Militia Company.
Tax List Index - Tennessee State Archives, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
page 18 - Vinson Kearney - 1805 - Davidson County, Tennessee
page 54 - Vincent Carney - 1811 - Davidson County, Tennessee
page 14 - Vincent Carney - 1829 - Davidson County, Tennessee
Davidson County, Deed Book G, pp. 464-465, 24 Nov 1808: Frederick Stump sold to Vincent Carney "in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Davidson on the north side of Cumberland River and on the dry fork of Whites Creek . . . containing three hundred acres be the same more or less . . ." One of the witnesses was Elijah Carney. Registered 6 Jun 1809.
Tennessee State Archives - Roll #1605 - Davidson County - Court Minutes - 1808/1819
April 1813 - Page 1043: "Daniel Reeves allowed the sum of $5, appraised value of a stray horse taken up by Vincent Kerney"
Davidson County, Will Book 4, 12 Nov 1813, p. 269: Elijah Carney and Vincent Carney were among nine signatories in the division of land of Simon Morris, deceased.
Davidson County, Deed Book L, pp. 327-328, 27 May 1816: Christopher Waggoner sold to Vincent Carney "in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars . . . a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the aforesaid County of Davidson on the head of the dry fork on Whites Creek." The land consisted of 100 acres. Registered 2 Sep 1816.
Davidson County, Deed Book S, p. 861, 6 Apr 1831: John Stump "in consideration of the privilege of a road through said Carney's land & plantation" conveyed to Vincent Carney "a certain tract piece or parcel of land situated lying or being in the county aforesaid on the waters of Dry Fork of Whites Creek . . . containing thirty four three fourth acres be the same more or less." Registered 26 Apr 1831.
Vincent, Elijah, and William were listed in the 1820, 1830 (spelled KERNEY), and 1840 censuses of Davidson County. John Carney (Kerney) appeared with the other three in the 1830 census; the household had one male age 80-90, and one female 70-80. John did not appear in any subsequent Tennessee census indicating that he had either died or moved on.
Davidson County Will Book 13, p. 45:
I, Vincent Carney do make and publish this as my last Will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other Wills by me at any time made.
First - I direct that my funeral expenses and all my debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any money that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executor.
Secondly - I give and bequeath to the heirs of my daughter, Caroline Rose the sum of one dollar.
Thirdly - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Ebaline Moses twenty-five dollars.
Fourthly - I give and bequeath to my daughter, Polly Frensley twenty-five dollars
Fifthly - I give and bequeath to my son William Carney fifty dollars.
Sixthly - my will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate remain in the possession of my wife Hixey Carney for to raise and support my children until my youngest living son shall arise to the age of twenty one provided that she remain a widow that long. My will and desire is that when my youngest living son shall arise to the age of twenty one that all my estate real and personal be sold on a credit of twelve months and the procedes thereof to be equally divided between my said wife Hixey Carney and my sons and daughters. George Carney Margaret Carney Allen Carney Thomas Carney Henry Carney and Patsey Carney but in case my wife should die or marry before my youngest living son shall arise to the age of twenty one then and in that case all my estate to be sold and divided as above mentioned.
Lastly - I do hereby nominate and appoint Henry Holt my Executor. In witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal this the twenty third day of February eighteen hundred and forty four.
Vincent (X) Carney
Signed, sealed and published in our presence and we have subscribed our names here to in the presence of the testator this 23rd day of February 1844. Test., Jonathan R. Garrett Wilkins T. Garrett
State of Tennessee Davidson County Court-April term 1844.
A proper writing proporting to be the last will and testament of Vincent Carney as was produced in open court for probate approved this Jonathan R. Garrett & Wilkins T. Garrett the subscribing witness there to being first duly sworn a practicing visit they become such in the presence of the said Vincent Carney did at his request they really believe that he was of sound and disposing mine and memory at the time of executing the same. Ordered that said paper writing be admitted to court as such will and testament of the said Vincent Carney. Where upon Henry Holt the executor named the said Holt came into court and gave bond in the sum of eight thousand dollars ----- Rawling Hixey Carney Henry Holt Jonathan in good faith concurring.
Vincent was a Farmer and a member of Captain Roger's Old Militia Company, #1846 (1812) Davidson County, Tennessee. Note: Elijah Carney was #1845.
VINCENT CARNEY was the Bondsman for the marriage of Timothy Duratt & Sally Hunter 01 April 1819
VINCENT CARNEY was the Bondsman for the marriage of Reuben Weaver & Celia Vick 21 October 1822
VINCENT CARNEY was the Bondsman for the marriage of Peggy Goldsberry & Benjamin Smith 17 December 1811
VINCENT CARNEY was the Bondsman for the marriage of Elijah Carney & Elizabeth Goldsberry
VINCENT CARNEY was the Bondsman for the marriage of John Waggoner & Elizabeth Keagle 26 February 1804
Davidson County, Tennessee, Death Record - Henry Carney
Code #650 - Sheet #341 - Page #20097 - Joelton - widowed - Heart Failure - Farmer - age 72
Davidson County, Tennessee
Death Record #20097
Report made by: A.K. Head
Enumerator of the 24th School District
Name: Henry Carney
Date of death: June 15, 1910
Age: 72 years
Place of death: Joelton, Tennessee
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Place of birth: Joelton, Tennessee
Name of physician attending on last sickness: None
Date recorded: July 1, 1910