James Bright 1A 150 - Blountville, TN
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N 36° 31.983 W 082° 19.608
17S E 381225 N 4043892
A Tennessee Historical Commission marker on the grounds of the Sullivan County Courthouse in Blountville TN
Waymark Code: WM18DH5
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 07/13/2023
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James Brigham
(ca. 1744-1814)

James Brigham, a pioneer and Revolutionary War soldier, purchased 1,070 acres along Muddy Creek in modern-day Sullivan County between 1782 and 1787. On December 11, 1792, he deeded 30 acres to John Anderson, George Maxwell, and Richard Gammon, the new Sullivan County Commissioners, for the county courthouse and jail in Blountville. On September 2, 1797, Brigham purchased 1,200 acres from John Shelby, the son of Evan Shelby, along the Cumberland River in Montgomery County. He died there November 29, 1814.

Marker Name: James Brigham

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 1A 150

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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