Decatur County, Tennessee Compiled Genealogies

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Has anyone studied my Decatur County, Tennessee family before?

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

Main article: Decatur County, Tennessee

General[edit | edit source]

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Decatur County, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 10,000 entries.

  • Decatur County, Tennessee History and Families. Paducah, Ky.: Turner's Publishing Co. Publisher's description.

DNA[edit | edit source]

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Decatur County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

  • [Doss] Multiple descendants of Rev. John Wesley Doss, b. abt 1809 Virginia, resident of Decatur and Carroll counties, Tennessee. Y-DNA 37 and 67 Marker Tests, FTDNA (Kits 40282, 88650). Genetic signatures available online (labeled Jw-1 and Jw-2), genealogical description available online, courtesy: The Doss DNA Project, World Families. Matches have been found.

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]

References[edit | edit source]