Hawkins 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 75 books or articles have been published about Hawkins County's families. Descendants of some historic residents have had their DNA tested.

Main article: Hawkins 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 Hawkins (County), Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 150,000 entries!

For early settlers (pre-1796), start with:

Books that discuss multiple local families include:

  • Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society. Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee. 2 vols. Rogersville, Tenn.: n.p., 1999. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 D2h v. 1 ff.
  • Old Family Records Collection, ca. 1783-1966: Hawkins County, Tennessee. MSS., FHL US/CAN Film 1550780.
  • Trent, William S. Across the Mountain, Over on Clinch: A Folk History. Talbott, Tenn.: W.S. Trent, 2008. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D2tw v. 1. [Includes Brown, Cole, Collins, Cope, Hardin, Martin, Stapleton, Trent and other families.]

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]

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