Three Proffitt brothers came to Tennessee, Benejah, John & Samuel. John & Samuel married Webb sisters.
On the 12 day of August 1828, John received a Tennessee land grant (#155500, book 15, page 65) for 50 acres in Jefferson County. On this same date he is shown to receive another 50 acres in Jefferson County, in Book 15, page 68. John was appointed overseer of a road of the second class from the Sevier County line to Joseph Hill's home on 12 September 1829.
source: Jay Webb