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John Nave

 
  orginally Näf, also spelled Knafe, Naff, Nave, Neave, and Neff  

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.


John Nave was born about 1771 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of Teeter Nave and Ann Vanderpool.

He married Elizabeth Carriger. Elizabeth was the daughter of Godfrey Carriger.

John and Elizabeth's children may have included:

Levi Nave (1798),
Lavina Nave (1800, married Solomon Ellis),
David Nave (1801),
Christian Nave (1803, married Lurena Rich),
Godfrey Nave (1804, married Elizabeth Cole),
John Nave, Jr. (1805),
Henry Nave (1807, married Margaret Irwin),
Margaret Nave (1809),
Isaac Lincoln Nave (1811, married Martha Crow),
daughter Nave (married Isaac Brown),
William Nave (1813, married Jemima Crow),
Elizabeth Nave (1814), and
Ruth D. Nave (1814).

They bought the Andrew Greer farm and also owned land on Stoney Creek.

In 1780 Washington County court records:

Ord. that Jesse Walton be appointed to receive the inventorys of the Taxable property belonging to Captain Brown, William Isbell and Patterson's company, that John Nave, Alexander Moore, William Murphy be assessors, and that John Bond be appointed to notify people.

In 1806 John Nave, Christian Carriger, and Charles Basendine started the iron industry on Stoney Creek.

In 1811 he inherited from his father-in-law, Godfrey Carriger.

Fourthly: I give and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Nave, the plantation whereon he used to live, for which I have heretofore made to him a deed of conveyance. I also give and bequeath to my said son-in-law, John Nave, one negro girl named Berry. I also give and bequeath to my said son-in-law, John Nave, the sum of one thousand nine hundred and eighty-three dollars and sixty-six cents to him and his heirs forever.

Sons, Henry and Isaac Nave were killed in the Civil War when they refused to surrender.

 

Washington County, Tennessee,was established in 1777 as Washington County, North Carolina. From 1784 to 1788,it was part of the State of Franklin.

Teter Nave

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.
 

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from Carter County, Tennessee and Its People

Elizabeth Carriger (b. 14 Feb., 1771). 1797 she married John Nave, son of Teter Nave who lived in Siam Valley.

They bought the Andrew Greer farm and also owned land on Stoney Creek.

In 1806 Mr. Nave, along with Christian Carriger and Charles Basendine started the iron industry on Stoney Creek.

The six children of John and Elizabeth were:
John Nave, Jr.;
Lavina, who married Solomon Ellis;
Godfrey Nave, who served both as a Representative and a Senator to the Tennessee General Assembly;
Henry Nave and his brother Isaac Nave who were killed in the Civil War by Capt. Dan Ellis and his troops when they refused to surrender;
and a daughter who married Isaac Brown in 1836.

 
 

 

 
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