Thank you. I talked to someone in TN who looked at the deed and found the location on the map of what she thinks is the land and found deeds between 1979 and 1984 (but the arces of the orginal land is smaller now) and the land was sold to a few people I'll have to go to TN and look it up my self because it's to much work they won't do it for me. So maybe like you said he owned the land he was farming on in 1870. I'll look into it. Thank you for the help I have a better understanding now.