An American Family History

George Malone

  also spelled Melone  

During the Civil war many citizens of East Tennessee opposed secession, but the area was under Confederate control from 1861 to 1863. Some citizens engaged in guerrilla warfare against state authorities and joined the Union army, while others were loyal to the confederacy. It was a heartbreaking case of neighbor against neighbor and brother against brother.

George Malone, Sr.

He married Rachel about 1779.

Their children may have included:

William Malone (abt 1785, married Nancy Hicks),
Solomon Malone (1790, married Betsy Orton),
Amos Malone (1795, married Catherine Nicely),
George Malone, Jr. (1796, married Mary Smith),
Ruth Malone (1807),
Joseph H. Malone (1809, married Mahala Hart).

His land bordered Leonard Hart's.

He was named in the 1786 petition to North Carolina requesting the division of Sullivan County.

On November 7, 1791, George purchased a tract of land on both sides of Lick Creek in Greene County from George Waggoner beginning on William Wilson's line.... John Carter's line. The witnesses were William Dawson, John King, Isaac Lanehart, and John Richardson.

He sold the 160 acres on both sides of Lick Creek to William Webster in October, 1796.

He was on the Sullivan County tax list in 1797 and paid the poll tax there in 1796.

George Malone bought 100 acres from Leonard Hart (south side of Holsten) in November, 1802. Walter Cunningham and John Malone were the witnesses. That year he also bought a 23 year old woman named Cate from Elisha Cole.

Sullivan County deeds (Vol 11, p. 137) recorded the Sheriff's sale of the interest George's brother, Amos, had in his father's,land. It mentioned the land on which "...Widow Malone now lives adjoining land of John Smith."

He paid taxes in Sullivan county in 1812.

In the 1830 census, Rachel was living near John Smith.

Slavery is an immoral system of forced labor where people are treated as property to be bought and sold. It was legal in the American Colonies and the United States until the Civil War.

A tithable was a person for whom a head tax was to be paid. The definition varies over time and place, but generally included members of the potentially productive labor force.
A poll tax is a tax levied on every poll. The definition of a poll also varied, but was generally a man of legal age.



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