Here's a little more info on the origins and early dates for Davidson County as they compare to the 1784 Andrew Kellow reference. Sorry, but no more sitings of Andrew himself yet.
1777 - Washington County formed (as a part of NC) to include NC lands west of the mountains in present day TN.
1779 - Settlers in Watauga Settlement in Upper East TN decide to resettle in Cumberland Settlements at present day Nashville. On the way, the settlers divide into two groups under Donelson's Company and Robertson's Company. A list of many of the settlers in Donelson's group is available, but no Andrew Kellow. However, many of the people mentioned with him on the 1784 reference are in this group. It is possible that he was part of Robertson's Company but that's only speculation.
1780 - On May 1, the Cumberland Compact is established near Nashborough (now Nashville). No Kellows signed but many of his 1784 contemporaries are there.
1783 - Davidson County formed from parts of Washington County, NC. Davidson includes all of Middle TN.
1784 - Davidson County Grant List - which appears to include many of the then residents of Davidson - includes Andrew Kellow. Where is Kellow's 640-acre tract?
1786 - Sketch of Davidson Plantations shows some land owners around the area and their 640-acre tracts (same size as Kellow's). Some people from the list with Kellow are on the map.
1787 - Davidson Tax List - does not include Kellow but many of the people from the 1784 list are there.
1796 - Tennessee becomes a state.
1799 - Williamson County formed from Davidson. My Kellow family later (1830's) shows up in the Nolensville area just near the southeast Davidson - northeast Williamson corner. Are my Kellows descended from Andrew on Andrew's land? Mine were born 1808 in NC - did Andrew keep the TN tract, return to NC, and then his descendants return?
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Terry
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