The Cannon County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Adams Memorial Library, in the basement meeting room. Jack Masters of Gallatin will be the feature speaker.
Masters is retired as Engineering Manager at Aladdin Industries in Nashville. He is a member of the Bledsoe Lick Historical Society and the Sumner County Historical Society.
He is the author of Thoroughfare For Freedom, The Atlas of the Cumberland Settlements, Volumes 1 & 2, “The story of where we came from, how we got here, the land we settled and the society we created.”
Masters will give a slide presentation which will include the basics of North Carolina Land Grants. The time span is 1779-1804.
He will show samples and discuss how land grants are placed on today’s maps. Actual grants have been completed for Cannon County including the East Fork of Stone’s River and Smith Fork. Copies of this book will be available at the meeting.