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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>
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| widthbgcolor="16.6%#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Birth|Birth]]''' | widthcolspan="16.6%" align=7"| <center" | >'''[[Fayette Known Beginning Dates for Major County, Tennessee#Marriage|Marriage]]Records'''<ref>' | width="16.6%" align="center" | 'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America''[[, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Tennessee#Death. Page 638-645 {{WorldCat|Death]]''' 50140092| widthdisp="16.6%" align="center" At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL| '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Census1049485|Census]]''' item| widthdisp="16FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed.6%" align="center" | [[Fayette Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, Tennessee#Land|'''Land''']] | width="16and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 637-640.6%" align="</ref></center" | '''[[Fayette County, Tennessee#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''>
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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 ==
 
[[Image:Tnfayette.png|thumb|300px]]
==== Research Guides ====
*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/genealogical-fact-sheets-about-tennessee-counties-fayette-county 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'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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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" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tn/fayette.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Tennessee Cemeteries]] for more information.
*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 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.
'''''Episcopal'''''
*'''1872 - 1916''' - 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
*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
==== 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 ====
==== Maps ====
 
{{TN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TN Fayette County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
=====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>
'''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 ($)
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*'''1869 - 1909''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2282 Tennessee Delayed Birth Records '''1869-1909''' ] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1908 - 1912''' - {{RecordSearch|2515873|Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== Marriage =====
*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 $
*'''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}}
===== '''Death''' =====
 
*'''1823 - 1852''' - Hays, Tony. ''West Tennessee Death Records'' (ca. 1823-1852). 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. {{FHL|524531|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-2}}. Fayette County is included in Vol. 2]
*'''1874 - 1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1908 - 1958''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 Tennessee Death Records 1908 - 1958 ] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1914 - 19551966''' - {{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records Deaths, 1914-19551966}} at [https://familysearch.org/ search FamilySearch.org] — index and images *'''1823 - 1852''' - Hays, Tony. ''West Tennessee Death Records'' (ca. 1823-1852). 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. {{FHL|524531|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-2}}. Fayette County is included in Vol. 2]
For deaths of Methodists in Fayette County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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