You can read about how I came to know about Dr. Boyd McNairy and his connection to my Sims family here. I updated this page in June 2013 with a chart showing the maternal links among the McNairy, Shelby, Minnick, Hodgekinson and Sims families.
Reference: Tennessee, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895 [database on-line] Ancestry.com, based on Early Tax Lists of Tennessee. Microfilm, 12 rolls. The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.,
AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Anna Maria McNairy, Widow and Executrix of Boyd McNairy, deceased, and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That the judgement obtained in the name and for the benefit of the State of Tennessee, against the estate of the late Dr. Boyd McNairy, of Davidson county, as one of the sureties of John J. Hinton, formerly sheriff of Davidson county, be, and the same is hereby released.
WHEREAS, in compliance with an act of the last session of the Legislature of the State of Tennessee, passed March 20th, 1858, for the relief of the securities of Thomas Hamilton, late tax collector of Tipton county, the said securities, on the 4th day of December, 1858, executed notes to the Clerk of the Circuit Court, of said county, under the supervision of the district Attorney General, due in two years from that date for the amount of State revenue claimed to be due by said Hamilton, for the year 1856; and whereas, the said Thomas Hamilton having assigned over and placed in the hands of said securities, sundry claims and effects, from which a portion of their said liability will be secured and met, now for the further relief of said securities;
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That upon said securities or their legal representatives, or any one of them, at any time before said notes fall due, rendering, on oath, to the clerk of the Circuit Court, of said county of Tipton, or his successor in office, a full and correct statement of all claims, money or effects placed into their hands, or in the hands of any one of them, by said Hamilton, showing the full amount collected on said claims, or received from said Hamilton, and paying over said amount into the hands of said clerk, for the use of the State, then the securities to be released from the payment of any balance that may be due on said notes, and the said clerk to deliver the said notes to the several parties who executed the same, and to pay out and account for the amount collected by him on said notes, as other public moneys: Provided, That the said John J. Hinton and Thomas Hamilton shall not be released from their liabilities to the State for failure to pay over the revenue.
SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That if any tax collector shall hereafter willfully fail and refuse to pay into the treasury of the State, the revenue which he has collected, he shall be guilty of a felony, and it shall be the duty of the Attorney General of the district in which such defaulting revenue collector may reside, to prosecute him for such offense, and upon conviction thereof, he shall be imprisoned in the State Penitentiary for a period of not less than five nor more than twenty years.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TAZ. W. NEWMAN,
Speaker of the Senate.
Passed, March 10, 1860
Reference: Public Acts of the State of Tennessee Passed at the First Session of the Thirty-third General Assembly for the Years 1859-60, E. G. Eastman & Co., Printers, Union and American Office, Nashville, Tennessee, pps. 396-7 (free copy available from Google Books, March 2015)
BANKOF THE UNITED STATES. In our last paper a notice was inserted requesting the citizens of Nashville and Davidson county, to meet at the court house on Saturday last, for the purpose of expressing their opinion in relation to the renewal of the charter of the bank of the United States. A few persons, not exceeding seventy or eighty, assembled, col. Andrew Haynes was appointed chairman, and Samuel Watson, esq., secretary. As soon as the meeting was organized, Chas. Biddle, esq. offered a preamble and resolutions declaring in substance, that it was inexpedient, at the present time, to express any opinion on the subject. Before the question was taken, Dr. Boyd McNairy offered resolutions in favor of a renewal of the Charter. The meeting was then addressed by Felix Grundy, Esq. in favor of Mr. Biddle's resolutions, and by col. Andrew Erwin in favor of those submitted by Dr. McNairy. Mr. Biddle's resolutions were adopted and the meeting adjourned sine die. [Nashville Banner.
Reference: Niles' Weekly Register, 22 Oct 1831, p. 153 (free copy available at Google Books, March 2015)
It falls to us to record the death of one of the senior members of the profession in Nashville.
Dr. Boyd McNairy died, after a lingering illness, during the month of November last. He had been engaged actively in the practice of medicine for a half century in the city of Nashville, highly esteemed for his social qualities, his gentlemanly deportment and scientific attainments. As a physician, he was kind, attentive and successful, always observing to maintain the dignity of his calling. His name, in connection with that of two others yet residing in that city, Drs. Robertson and Waters, is associated with our earliest recollections of physic. Others there were, but years ago they were stricken down under the frosts of age. When we recall the names of Robertson, McNairy, Waters, Higginbothan and Roane, as the pioneers of medicine in Nashville, we see a band of which any community might be proud. Two lordly oaks still remain to weather the storms of a few more winters.
Reference: The Southern Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences, Volume V, Richard O. Currey, A.M., M.D., editor, 1857, pps. 69-70.
AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Anna Maria, Executrix of Dr. Boyd McNairy, deceased
SECTION1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That two years be allowed Anna Maria McNairy, Executrix of Dr. Boyd McNairy, to pay a judgment of sixteen hundred and ninety-four and forty-eight hundredths dollars ($1,694 48,) debt and interest upon the same, recovered by Neill S. Brown, Governor of the State of Tennessee, in the Circuit Court of the County of Davidson, against the said Boyd McNairy as security of John J. Hinton, upon giving good and sufficient security to the Judge of the Circuit Court of Davidson county.
SEC.2. Be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect from and after its passage.
DANIEL S. DONELSON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
JOHN C. BURCH,
Speaker of the Senate.
Passed January 20, 1858.
Reference: Public Acts of the State of Tennessee, Passed at the First Session of the THIRTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE YEARS 1857-8, G.C. Torbett & Company, Printers, Nashville, 1858, p. 45 (free copy available on Google Books, March 2015)
Mr. WEBSTER has wrought little less than a miracle upon party feuds and divisions in the Western country. He has fairly extinguished the one and obliterated the other. In the last number of the Nashville Banner we find published the Letter of Invitation to him to visit that city, from which we take the following extract:
"In discharging the pleasing duty thus assigned them by their fellow-citizens, the undersigned have much satisfaction in being able to assure you that should it suit your convenience thus to extend your western tour, you will be most cordially greeted by the citizens of this town and neighborhood, without distinction of party, and that every effort in their power will be cheerfully made to render your visit as agreeable to yourself as they are sure it will be satisfactory to them."
That Mr. WEBSTER should be thus respectfully invited to Nashville by a portion of his Western countrymen is not at all surprizing. The remarkable feature of the honor thus paid him is complete political amalgamation perceptible in the following list of the Committee by whom the invitation was signed:
Wm. Armstrong, E. S. Hall,
Tho. Washington, Jno. Catron,
Felix Grundy, Ephraim H. Foster,
H. M. Rutledge And. Hynes,
Boyd McNairy, Ph. Lindsley,
H. R. W. Hill, Francis B. Fogg,
Jno. P. Erwin, Jno. Williams,
Robert Woods, G. W. Gibbs,
Geo. Crockett, W. G. Hunt,
H. L. Douglass,
We here behold Jackson-men, Clay-men, Neutrals, and every other class of politicians, harmoniously uniting to pay honor to talents and integrity which they believe to have employed usefully to the whole country. It is a spectacle we delight to look upon. Would that such were oftener seen!
Reference: American (New York, NY) 13 Jul 1833, p. 2 as indexed at GenealogyBank.com
STATE OF TENNESSEE, DAVIDSON COUNTY—CIRCUIT COURT, JANUARY TERM, 1872.
WHEREAS, JAMES T. PATTERSON, Collector of the Railroad Taxes for the County of Davidson, State aforesaid, has reported to the Court the following tracts of Land, Town Lots, or parts of Town Lots as having been assessed for the taxes for the year 1870; that the taxes thereon are due and remain unpaid, and that the respective owners of the same have no goods or chattles within his county, or which I can distrain for said taxes to-wit:
BY virtue of Vend. Ex. No. 1980 to me directed, and delivered from the Honorable Circuit Court of Davidson county, Tennessee, at its September term, 1861, I will expose to public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Court House yard, in the city of Nashville, on Saturday, the 9th day of November, 1861, all the right, title, claim, and interest and estate, which William H. McNairy then had, or may have since acquired in and to the following described lot No. 30, in the plan of division of N.A. McNairy's estate, which said plan is of record in the Chancery Court at Nashville, in minute book E, pages 564 and 565, to which reference is had, containing 21 acres and 144 poles being levied on as the property of William H. McNairy, to satisfy a judgement rendered in favor of A. J. Cole against William H. McNairy, October 16, 1861.