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<br> Guide to '''Fayette County, Tennessee ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Fayette County Tennessee Quick Dates ==Description ====
Fayette The County was named for Marquis de Lafayette. The County's civil records start is located in the southwest area of the following years:state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fayette, Tennessee" in ''[httphttps://wwwen.worldcatwikipedia.org/titlewiki/guide-to-public-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee]Fayette_County,_Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.accessed 18 Dec 2018 </ref>
=== Fayette County, Tennessee Record Dates=== {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Tennessee. Page 638-645 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 637-640.</ref></center>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Birth1814| width="14.2%" align="center" |Birth]]''' 1838| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Marriage|Marriage]]''' 1814| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Death|Death]]''' 1824| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Census|Census]]''' 1821| width="1614.62%" align="center" | [[Fayette County, Tennessee#Land|'''Land''']] 1836| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''1810
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'''Fayette County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 218<br>1 Court Square<br>Somerville, TN 38068-0218<br>Phone: 1-901-465-5219
[httphttps://www.fayettetn.us/CountyDeptsdepartments/county-clerk/CountyClerk.htm '''Fayette County Clerk''']'''<br>'''Birth and Death 1925-1929<br>Marriage from 1838 except 1918 - 1925 lost in fire<br>P.O. Box 218<br>1 Court Square, Room 101<br>Somerville, TN 38068<br>Phone 1-901-465-5213
[httphttps://www.fayettetn.us/CountyDeptsdepartments/Register.htm / '''Fayette County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>P.O. Box 99<br>1 Court Square<br>Somerville, TN 38068<br>Phone: 1-901-465-5251
[httphttps://www.fayettetn.us/CountyDeptsdepartments/chancery-court/Clerk&Master.htm '''Chancery Court - Clerk and Master''']'''<br>'''Court records<br>P.O. Box 220<br>Somerville, TN 38068<br>Phone: 1-901-465-5217
'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
==== Parent County ====
'''1824--'''Fayette County was&nbsp;created 29 September 1824 from [[Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman]] and [[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Somerville<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 639. ({{FHL|18520551049485|item}} Ref |disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
==== County Pronunciation ====
== Fayette County Tennessee Genealogy Resources ==
 
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==== Research Guides ====
*[http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/genealogical-fact-sheets-about-tennessee-counties-fayette-county/factfayette.htm Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Fayette County], courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ TSLA] (Identifies published county histories, published&nbsp;local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.) *[http://www.wdbj.net/fayette/biblist/index.html Fayette County, Tennessee: A Partial Bibliography] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1279232803816_781" ></span>(updated 12/30/2002), available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
==== African American ====
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.orgcom/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=45&GScnty=2448&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/fg.cgiUSA/Tennessee/Fayette-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScntyid=2448 county_2448 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tngenweb.org/fayette/records-resources/ TNGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemetery+Fayette+Tennessee&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Tennessee&county=Fayette&cemetery_name=A cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/tn/fayette/cemeteries.html TNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/fayette-tn-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/fayette.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tennesseegravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=24 Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tngenweb.org/cemeteries/#!co=fayette TNGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12416&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=178&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Tennessee Cemeteries]] for more information.
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/f-tn.htm#Fayette Fayette County, TN&nbsp;census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [[http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]]
'''1810 - 1891'''
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3574 Tennessee, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
'''1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners'''
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. {{FHL|282860|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321}}. 1841 edition digitized by the [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google books] ''et. al''. [See Tennessee, Western District, Fayette County on page 158.]
'''1850'''
'''Male Voters'''
*1891 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2884 Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters 1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
==== Church ====
*In 1936, a helpful guide to early Fayette County church records was published by the Works Project Administration. <ref name="tenn church">WPA. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/guide-to-church-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc/1829968referer=brief_results Guide to Church Vital Statistics in Tennessee.]'' Nashville: Tennessee State Planning Commission, 1942. {{FHL|976.8 K23w|book}}</ref>Use this guide to locate which church records exist and where they were housed in 1936. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has filmed some of these records. To locate which records are available at the TSLA, go to the appropriate [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factcounty.htm#F "county fact sheet"] on the TSLA Web site and scroll down to "selected manuscript material". All filmed church records at the TSLA for&nbsp;Fayette County are listed. Many of these filmed records are also available at the Family History Library.
<br> '''''Baptist'''''
*'''1832 - 1901''' - ''Mt. Pisgah Primitive BaptistChurch Records. Fayette County, 1832-1901.''Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide04.htm TSLA] Reel #361 *'' '1832 - 1900''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler''. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records''.Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979.&nbsp; ''{{FHL|976.8 K29s}} vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; ''Index to original Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Records. Fayette County, 1832-1901.
*'''1832-1901''Episcopal' - ''Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Records. Fayette County, 1832-1901.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide04.htm TSLA] Reel #361 *'''1832-1900''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler''. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records''.Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979.&nbsp; ''{{FHL|976.8 K29s}} vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; ''Index to original Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Records. Fayette County, 1832-1901.
*'''1872 - 1916''' - St. Thomas EpiscopalChurch, Somerville, Baptism Index 1872-1916. Batch {{IGI|C710411}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.</ref>*''' 1872 - 1916''' - St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Somerville, Marriage Index 1872-1916. Batch {{IGI|M710411}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.
*'''1872-1916''Methodist' - St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Somerville, Baptism Index 1872-1916. Batch {{IGI|C710411}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" /> *'''1872-1916''' - St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Somerville, Marriage Index 1872-1916. Batch {{IGI|M710411}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
'''Methodist'''  *'''1890-1970''' - ''Moscow Methodist Church Records. Fayette County, 1890-1970.'' Typescript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide04.htm TSLA] Reel #360 *'''1890-1900''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler''. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records''.Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979.''{{FHL|976.8 K29s}} vol.2&nbsp;&nbsp; ''Index to original Moscow Methodist Church Records. Fayette County, 1890-1970.
*Historical Records Project. ''Immanuel Episcopal Church Minutes, La Grange, Tennessee.''Typescript. {{FHL|24645|film}} Includes index.
*Historical Records Project. ''St. Thomas Episcopal Church Minutes and history, Somerville, Tennessee.'' Typescript. {{FHL|24645|film}} Item 1
'''''Presbyterian'''''
*'''1847-1885''' - Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Baptism Index 1847-1885. Batch {{IGI|C710391}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d3/Igitennesseef.pdf.</ref> *'''1847-1895''' - Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Marriage Index 1847-1895. Batch {{IGI|M710391}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.</ref name="vr" /> *'''1858-1935''' - Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Hickory Withe, Baptism Index 1858-1935. Batch {{IGI|C000527}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.</ref name="vr" /> *'''1858-1935''' - Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Hickory Withe, Marriage Index 1858-1935. Batch {{IGI|M000923}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.</ref name="vr" /> *'''1858-1935''' - Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Hickory Withe, Death Index 1858-1935. Batch {{IGI|B000177}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
''On microfilm: ''
*'''1847-1935''' - ''Church Records 1847-1935.'' Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Fayette County, Tennessee). Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide03.htm TSLA] Reel #225 {{FHL|570860|film}} Item 2
==== Court ====
==== Genealogy ====
{{TNGen|More than a dozen}} genealogies have been published about Fayette County, Tennessee families. For more information visit [[Fayette County, Tennessee Compiled Genealogies]].
==== Land ====
==== Law and Legislation ====
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, ''Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names.'' January 25, 2005. [In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service.] The&nbsp;[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource [http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm acts-tennessee-1796-1850-index-names Click here]. The searchable index is available at the&nbsp;[http://wwwshare.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm#names TSLA]; another version is available at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_acts World Vital Records].
==== Local Histories ====
==== Maps ====
 
{{TN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TN Fayette County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
Additional resources include:
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. {{FHL|282860|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321}}. 1841 edition digitized by the [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google books] ''et. al''. [See Tennessee, Western District, Fayette County on page 158.] *''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). Tennessee entries abstracted online at [http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War], courtesy: [http://tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]. [Includes veterans from this county; Tennessee section begins on page 381.]
=====War of 1812=====
*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1960):40-45. {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960)}}; digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1960-2 journal website]. [Includes Fayette County pensioners (pp. 43-44)]
=====Civil War=====
'''''Online Records'''''*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932378|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index *'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932422|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1891-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1874474|Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images *[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civil War Research Database] '''$''' *[httphttps://www.itd.nps.gov/cwsscivilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htmsoldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] <br>
'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Fayette County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Fayette County.
*[[51st Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|51st Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]]- CSA - Company H.
*[[154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (1st Tennessee Volunteers)|154th Senior Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (1st Tennessee Volunteers)]] - CSA
 
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<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Fayette County:</u>
*Lynn, H.M. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/unc_chapel_hill_hm_lynn_papers H.M. Lynn Papers, 1858-1882]. ''Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Dept., Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Free digital copy. 9th Tennessee Regiment, Company C.
*Thurman, John P. [http://www.archive.org/stream/unc_chapel_hill_john_p_and_sallie_ecklin_thurman_papers#page/n0/mode/2up John P. and Sallie Ecklin Thurman Papers1884-1896]. Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Department, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tennessee 3rd and 4th Calvary. Free digital copy.
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension124.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Fayette County], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow. *United States Pension Bureau, ''[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n351/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for ...]''(Washington Printing Office; 1883), (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Online book at Internet Archive. Fayette County, page 333.
==== Newspapers ====
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the [http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives TSLA]. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Fayette County click on the following&nbsp;towns:
*[http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-l.htm#LaGrange LaGrange] *[http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-s.htm#Somerville Somerville]
==== Occupations ====
:'''Family Findings'''
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fayette County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Family Findings'', the quarterly of the [httphttps://wwwmwtgs.jmclwordpress.tn.orgcom/Mid-West_Tn.htm Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(42+ vols.). The Family History Library has most issues of this quarterly {{FHL|40026|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8 B2f}}.
:Tables of contents for some volumes are available online, courtesy: [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb&nbsp;Project]:
::*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/records/ff-tc1.htm Volumes 1-10 (1969-1978)]
'''Online Records'''
*'''1779 - 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9176 Tennessee Wills and Probate Records 1779-2008] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images '''($''')
<br> {{Tennpro}}
*Wills, 1836-1854 (Vols. A-B)
The following Fayette County probate records have been indexed:
*'''[1836-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|615022|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 P22s}}. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
==== Taxation ====
The following Fayette County tax records have been abstracted:
*'''[1836]''' West, Betsy F. "Fayette County, Tennessee Tax List - 1836," ''Ansearchin' News,'' Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 1975):30-35; Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 1975):90-95; Vol. 22, No. 3 (Fall 1975):140-144; Vol. 22, No. 4 (Winter 1975):188-192. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see [[Fayette County, Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]]. *'''[1874]''' Taxpayers, 1874,&nbsp;''Old Timer Press''. Ripley MS: Mar 1982. Vol. 1 Iss. 9.
==== Traffic Information ====
===== Birth =====
*'''1828-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1681012|Tennessee Births and Christenings '''1828-1939'''}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index *'''FamilySearch1869 - 1909''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.orgaspx?dbid=2282 Tennessee Delayed Birth Records '''1869-1909'''] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — indexand images $
*'''18691908 -19091912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2282 {{RecordSearch|2515873|Tennessee Delayed , Birth Records '''1869(ER Series), 1908-1909''' ] 1912}} at [httphttps://homewww.ancestryfamilysearch.comorg/ '''Ancestry.com'''search FamilySearch] — index and images $
===== '''Marriage''' =====
Marriages were not officially recorded in Fayette County until 1838, when a law was passed mandating the practice.<ref>Gale Williams Bamman, C.G., "Research in Tennessee," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 2 (June 1993):105. {{FHL|39597|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 B2ng v. 81 (1993)}}</ref> The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:
*Lucas, Silas Emmett. ''Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. {{FHL|10843|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2L}}.
*'''1625-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=tennessee%2ctn Tennessee, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1780-2002''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
*'''1780-2002''' - {{RecordSearch|1936414|Tennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch.org''']— index
*'''1790-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch.org'''] — index and images
*'''1796-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1681022|Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch.org'''] — index
*'''1838-1888''' - {{RecordSearch|2559093|Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1851-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4125 Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com''']— index and images $
The following Fayette County Courthouse marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:
*'''1838-1895''' - Fayette County Marriage Index 1838-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d3/Igitennesseef.pdf.</ref>
*'''1838-1857''' - Historical Records Project ''Marriage records, 1838-1857, Fayette County, Tennessee'' Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939. {{FHL|206639|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 24645 items 3-6}}
*'''1838-1963''' - Fayette County (Tennessee) County Court Clerk ''Marriage records (Fayette County, Tennessee), 1838-1963'' Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976-1997. {{FHL|57176|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Films}}
*'''1838-1873''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Early West Tennessee Marriages''. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler &amp; Associates, 1989. {{FHL|450678|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 V2sb v. 1}} ff. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.]
*Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]($). Be aware that this index is not complete for all counties.
===== '''Death''' =====
*'''18741823 -19551852''' - Hays, Tony. ''West Tennessee Death Records'' (ca. 1823-1852). 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. {{RecordSearchFHL|524531|1681020title-id|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-19552}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearchFayette County is included in Vol.org'''2] — index
*'''19081874 -19581955''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Death Records 1908 Deaths and Burials 1874- 1958 ] 1955}} at [httphttps://homefamilysearch.ancestry.comorg/ '''AncestryFamilySearch.com'''org] — index and images $
*'''19141908 -19551958''' - {{RecordSearch|1417505|[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 Tennessee Death Records 19141908 -1955}} 1958 ] at [httpshttp://familysearchhome.ancestry.orgcom/ '''FamilySearchAncestry.org'''com] — index and images$
*'''18231914 -18521966''' - Hays, Tony. ''West Tennessee Death Records'' [ca. 1823-1852]. 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. {{FHLRecordSearch|5245311417505|titleTennessee Deaths, 1914-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-21966}}. at [Fayette County is included in Volhttps://familysearch. 2org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
For deaths of Methodists in Fayette County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [(1847-1914] ) 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. {{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff;&nbsp;digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
== Fayette County Tennessee Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
| valign="top" | The Historical Room contains county records, state records, family histories, obituaries, cemetery records, and church records <br>
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/libraryspecial_collections/wthsc/ .php '''West Tennessee Heritage Study Center'''] <br>[http://www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/library/lib_information/index.php Paul Meek Library] <br>[http://www.utm.edu/ University of Tennessee at Martin]<br>Phone: 1-731-881-7060<br>Hours vary by semester
| valign="top" | The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: [[Benton County, Tennessee|Benton]], [[Carroll County, Tennessee|Carroll]], [[Chester County, Tennessee|Chester]], [[Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]], [[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]], [[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]], [[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]], [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson]], [[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]], [[Haywood County, Tennessee|Haywood]], [[Henderson County, Tennessee|Henderson]], [[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry]], [[Houston County, Tennessee|Houston]], [[Humphreys County, Tennessee|Humphreys]], [[Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]], [[Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]], [[Madison County, Tennessee|Madison]], [[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy]], [[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]], [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]], [[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]], [[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]], [[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]], [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]], [[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley]] and [[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]], [[Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fulton]], and [[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]] counties in Kentucky.
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [httphttps://wths.-tn.org/ '''West Tennessee Historical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 111046<br>Memphis, TN 38111<br>Phone: 901-475-6608<br>E-mail: efrank@memphis.edu
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Fayette County Tennessee Genealogy Websites ==
*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwikiBoards&url=http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.fayette/mb.ashx Fayette County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/Fayette/ Fayette County, TN Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[http://wwwtngenweb.wdbj.netorg/fayette/ Fayette County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#SW-TN Mailing List: SW-TN-L (Southwest Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/fayette.html Mailing List: TNFAYETT-L (Fayette County, Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)
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