Cocke County, Tennessee Compiled Genealogies

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Message boards and online family trees can help you learn if someone is actively researching your ancestors. More than 10 books or articles have been published about Cocke County's families. Descendants of some historic residents have had their DNA tested.

Main article: Cocke County, Tennessee

General[edit | edit source]

Gordon Aronhime (1911-1983) collected information on hundreds of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee pioneers. His note cards, which reference more than 4,000 early settlers of the Holston-Clinch River area and East Tennessee (1770s-1790s), are held at the Library of Virginia. The cards have been digitized and made available online.[1]

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Cocke (County), Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 60,000 entries.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Carter] Walker, Edward R. Walking With the Walkers. Johnson City, Tenn.: Overmountain Press, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 W151we.
  • [Denton] Lawson, Fred Raulston. The Lawsons of East Tennessee. Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 L444Lf.
  • [Leatherwood] Wheeler, Phillip Glenn. The Descendants of Thomas and Mary (Lanford) Leatherwood. Fontana, Calif.: P.G. Wheeler, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 L484w.
  • [Maddux] Jones, Maude Maddux. Nathaniel Maddux and Descendants, a Genealogy. Escondido, Calif.: Brinck Lithographing Co., 1972. FHL Books 929.273 M264j
  • [Phillips] Jonas Phillips and Descendants: Children of the Mountains. Cosby, Tenn.: H. Phillips, 1993FHL Collection 929.273 P544p; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • [Shultz] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Shultz family is discussed in Vol. 2.]
  • [Thomas] Lawson, Fred Raulston. The Lawsons of East Tennessee. Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 L444Lf.
  • [Williams] Dixon, Ben F. American Ancestry of Pryor Williams. San Diego, CA: Privately published, 1959. FHL Fiche 6018493; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Original Virginia Records Imaged and Indexed Online," Arlene Eakle's Virginia Genealogy Blog, 12 October 2008.