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<br>'''Fentress County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Fentress County''' (established 1823) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Fentress County, Tennessee ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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== Fentress County Tennessee Quick Dates  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Quick Dates  ==
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Fentress County's civil records start the following years:<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
 
Fentress County's civil records start the following years:<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
  
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== Fentress County Tennessee Courthouse  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Courthouse  ==
  
[http://fentress.countycriminal.com/court-records-search/TN Fentress County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;101 S Main Street<br> Jamestown, TN 38556<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1348512367273_179" /><br> Phone: 931.879.8615&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk&nbsp;has marriage records from 1905.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Fentress County, Tennessee page 639, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[[Image:{{TNFentresscourthouse}}]]'''Fentress County Courthouse<br>'''101 Main Street South<br>Jamestown, TN 38556<br>Phone: 1-931-879-8615  
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[http://www.fentresscountytn.com/ Fentress County Courthouse]<br>101 S Main Street<br> Jamestown, TN 38556<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1348512367273_179" /><br> Phone: 931.879.8615<br>
  
<br>[http://www.jamestowntn.org/fentressofficials.htm County Clerk] has marriage records<br>Phone: 1-931-879-8014  
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<br>[http://www.fentresscountytn.com/county-clerk/ County Clerk] has marriage records<br>Phone: 1-931-879-8014  
  
[http://www.jamestowntn.org/fentressofficials.htm Register of Deeds] has land records<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7818  
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[http://www.fentresscountytn.com/register-of-deeds/ Register of Deeds] has land records<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7818  
  
[http://www.jamestowntn.org/fentressofficials.htm Circuit Court Clerk] has court records<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7919  
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[http://www.fentresscountytn.com/circuit-court-clerk/ Circuit Court Clerk] has court records<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7919  
  
'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Sat. 8 a.m.-noon  
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Sat. 8 a.m.-noon
  
 
== Fentress County Tennessee History  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee History  ==
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Middle Tennessee county.  
 
Middle Tennessee county.  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1823--'''Fentress County was created 28 November 1823 from [[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]] and [[Morgan County, Tennessee|Morgan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Jamestown<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 639. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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'''1823--'''Fentress County was created 28 November 1823 from [[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]] and [[Morgan County, Tennessee|Morgan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Jamestown<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 639. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
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For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1905''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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{{Fire}}'''1905'''   Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.<ref name="TSLA">[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/lost-records-courthouse-fires-and-disasters-tennessee Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee] in ''Tennessee State Library and Archives'' in ''Tennessee Secretary of State'' (accessed 31 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
*Lost census: 1890
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:*Lost marriage records: 1823 and 1904  
*Lost marriages:&nbsp;1823 and 1904  
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:*Lost probate records: 1823 to 1904
*Lost probate: 1823 to 1904
 
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ Arlene Eakle, ''When the Records are Gone'' in Tennessee Genealogy Blog]
 
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Places/Localities  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Places/Localities  ==
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== Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Resources  ==
  
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==== Getting Started  ====
 
==== Getting Started  ====
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factfentress.htm Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Fentress County], courtesy: [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.)
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/genealogical-fact-sheets-about-tennessee-counties-fentress-county Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Fentress County], courtesy: [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.)
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=45&GScnty=2449&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2449 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/fent.htm TNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemetery+Fentress+Tennessee&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Tennessee&county=Fentress&cemetery_name=A BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/tn/fentress/cemetery.html TNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/fentress-tn-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/fentress.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tennesseegravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=25 Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tngenweb.org/cemeteries/#!co=fentress TNGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12418&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=66&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
One of the best places to start searches for Fentress County cemetery records is:
 
  
 
*Wheeler, Mable Rushton. ''Cemetery Records, Fentress County, Tennessee''. Columbia, Tenn.: Woodward and Stinson, 1988. {{FHL|663062|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.869 V3w}}. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/lookups.htm Free lookups available!]. More [http://www.raogk.org/tennesse.htm Free Lookups Available!]
 
*Wheeler, Mable Rushton. ''Cemetery Records, Fentress County, Tennessee''. Columbia, Tenn.: Woodward and Stinson, 1988. {{FHL|663062|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.869 V3w}}. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/lookups.htm Free lookups available!]. More [http://www.raogk.org/tennesse.htm Free Lookups Available!]
  
The following websites may contain Fentress County cemetery records:
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==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Fentress County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.  
  
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2449 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Fentress County] linking to the information about the people buried there,
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'''1810 - 1891'''
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php?function=county&s_county=fentress Fentress&nbsp;County, TN Cemetery Records], part of the TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.
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*[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 $
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/fentress.html Fentress&nbsp;County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in the county and has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
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'''Male Voters'''
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/fent.htm Fentress&nbsp;County] cemetery&nbsp;information with&nbsp;transcriptions on [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenweb Project]&nbsp;
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*1891 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2884 Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters 1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists some {{FHL|728919|subject-id|disp=records of cemeteries in&nbsp;Fentress county}}. Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12418&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=66&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of&nbsp;Fentress County cemeteries]
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
 
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Fentress County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.
 
  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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'''1830'''  
 
'''1830'''  
  
*Sistler, Byron H. ''1830 Census, East Tennessee''. Evanston, Ill.: n.p., 1969. {{FHL|170150|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 X2p 1830}}.  
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*Sistler, Byron H. ''1830 Census, East Tennessee''. Evanston, Ill.: n.p., 1969. {{FHL|170150|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 X2p 1830}}.
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*Hatfield, Wanda S. ''Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enumeration.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. {{FHL|976.869 X2h|book}}
 
*Hatfield, Wanda S. ''Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enumeration.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. {{FHL|976.869 X2h|book}}
  
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'''1840 Pensioners'''  
 
'''1840 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, Middle District, Fentress County on page 155.]
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*''[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, Middle District, Fentress County on page 155.
  
 
'''1850'''  
 
'''1850'''  
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*Hatfield, Wanda S. ''Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enunmeration.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. {{FHL|976.869 X2h|book}}  
 
*Hatfield, Wanda S. ''Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enunmeration.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. {{FHL|976.869 X2h|book}}  
 
*Peden, Eva C. ''1850 Census of Fentress County, Tennessee.''Glasgow, Kentucky, Gorin Genealogical Publishing, 1992. {{FHL|976.869 X2pe 1850|book}}  
 
*Peden, Eva C. ''1850 Census of Fentress County, Tennessee.''Glasgow, Kentucky, Gorin Genealogical Publishing, 1992. {{FHL|976.869 X2pe 1850|book}}  
*Robbins, Kathleen W.''1850 Fentress County Census.'' Huntsville, Tennessee: Scott County Historical Society, 19-?{{FHL|976.869 X2s 1850|book}}
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*Robbins, Kathleen W.''1850 Fentress County Census.'' Huntsville, Tennessee: Scott County Historical Society, 19-?. {{FHL|976.869 X2s 1850|book}}
  
 
'''1860'''  
 
'''1860'''  
  
*Robbins, Kathleen W.''1860 Fentress County Census.'' Huntsville, Tennessee: Scott County Historical Society, 198-?{{FHL|976.869 X2s 1860|book}}
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*Robbins, Kathleen W.''1860 Fentress County Census.'' Huntsville, Tennessee: Scott County Historical Society, 198-?. {{FHL|976.869 X2s 1860|book}}
  
 
'''1870'''  
 
'''1870'''  
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'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
 
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
  
*Reed, Sue S. ''Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891.'' 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. {{FHL|461479|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 5 1891}}. [Fentress County is included in Vol. 5.]
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*Reed, Sue S. ''Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891.'' 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. {{FHL|461479|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 5 1891}}. Fentress County is included in Vol. 5.  
 
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|114935|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890}}.
 
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|114935|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890}}.
  
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*The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Fentress County land records. They offer a research service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
 
*The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Fentress County land records. They offer a research service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/fentress-a.html Deed Book A: 1820-1838]  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/fentress-a.html Deed Book A: 1820-1838]  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/fentress-c.html Deed Book B: 1837-1843]
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/fentress-c.html Deed Book B: 1837-1843]
  
 
*The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deeds 1820-1901 with indexes 1820-1904; land entry books 1824-1901.
 
*The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deeds 1820-1901 with indexes 1820-1904; land entry books 1824-1901.
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==== Law and Legislation  ====
 
==== 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://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm Click here]. The searchable index is available at the&nbsp;[http://www.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].
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*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://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/acts-tennessee-1796-1850-index-names Click here]. The searchable index is available at the&nbsp;[http://share.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm TSLA]; another version is available at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_acts World Vital Records].
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''Revolutionary War'''
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
 
The following Fentress County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
 
The following Fentress County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
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*''[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, Middle District, Fentress County on page 155.]  
 
*''[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, Middle District, Fentress County on page 155.]  
*''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] ($). Tennessee entries abstracted online at [http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War], courtesy: [http://tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]. [Includes veterans from this county; Tennessee section begins on page 381.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." Digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). 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'''
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=====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 Fentress County pensioners (p. 44)]  
 
*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 Fentress County pensioners (p. 44)]  
 
*Transcription typed and formatted by Harold Keisling. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/docs/1812war.htm ''Third? Regiment Tennessee Militia, Capt. Wiley Huddelston's Company'']&nbsp; Raised from men who were from Overton, Pickett and Fentress County, Tennessee. Courtesy: [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]
 
*Transcription typed and formatted by Harold Keisling. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/docs/1812war.htm ''Third? Regiment Tennessee Militia, Capt. Wiley Huddelston's Company'']&nbsp; Raised from men who were from Overton, Pickett and Fentress County, Tennessee. Courtesy: [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]
  
'''Civil War'''
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=====Civil War=====
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $  
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'''Online Records'''
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932378|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932422|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''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)
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*'''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)
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*'''1891 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1874474|Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civil War Research Database] $  
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*[https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htmsoldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Fentress 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&nbsp;Fentress County.  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Fentress 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 Fentress County.  
  
 
<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>  
 
<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>  
  
*[[4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's)]] - CSA - Company F.  
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*[[4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate)]]- CSA - Company I.
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*[[4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's)]] - CSA - Company F.<br>
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*[[8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's) (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)]] - CSA - Company I.  
 
*[[8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's) (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)]] - CSA - Company I.  
 
*[[8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Company F.
 
*[[8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Company F.
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<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Fentress County:<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1337153028096_53" /></u>  
 
<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Fentress County:<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1337153028096_53" /></u>  
  
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension125.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;: Fentress County], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
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*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://share.tn.gov/tsla/history/military/pension125.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Fentress County]. 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 at Internet Archive.&nbsp;Fentress County, page 333.  
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*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). Online at Internet Archive. Fentress County, page 333.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/civil.htm 1890 Census for Pickett, Fentress, &amp; Clay Counties], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Here is a listing of all Union Civil War veterans and their wives. It lists name, rank, company, town they lived in, any ailments, and county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/civil.htm 1890 Census for Pickett, Fentress, and Clay Counties]. Here is a listing of all Union Civil War veterans and their wives. It lists name, rank, company, town they lived in, any ailments, and county.  
*[http://people.wku.edu/tonya.archey/CivilWarVetsFentressCoTN.htm Fentress County Tennessee Civil War Heros], (accessed 30 Jan 2012).
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*[http://people.wku.edu/tonya.archey/CivilWarVetsFentressCoTN.htm Fentress County Tennessee Civil War Heroes].
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm 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 Fentress County click on the following cities:  
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Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the [http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-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 Fentress County click on the following cities:  
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-a.htm#Allardt Allardt]  
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tsla-0#Allardt Allardt]  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-j.htm#Jamestown Jamestown]
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-j#Jamestown Jamestown]
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fentress County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}  
 
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fentress County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}  
 
:'''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter'''  
 
:'''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter'''  
:The Fentress County Historical Society was established in 1968. For further information regarding the newsletter and Society, see their website: [http://www.fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org/default.htm www.fentresscountyhistorical society.org.]
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:The Fentress County Historical Society was established in 1968. For further information regarding the newsletter and Society, see their [http://fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ website].  
 
:'''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'''  
 
:'''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'''  
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Fentress County, Tennessee have been published in ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', the quarterly of the [http://www.mtgs.org/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewarts.htm Index to Articles (1988-2005)]. [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewsurname.htm Surname indexes] are also&nbsp;available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers [http://www.mtgs.org/neworderfrm.htm back issues] for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly {{FHL|749007|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m}}.  
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Giles County, Tennessee have been published in ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', the quarterly of the [http://www.mtgs.org/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online [http://www.mtgs.org/journal/default.html Index to Articles (1988-2005)]. [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewsurname.htm Surname indexes] are also&nbsp;available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers [http://www.mtgs.org/journal/default.html back issues] for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly {{FHL|749007|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m}}.
 
:'''Overton County, Tennessee Kin'''  
 
:'''Overton County, Tennessee Kin'''  
 
:"This newsletter, although called “Overton County,” covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, TN along with Monterey in Putnam County, and Clinton, Wayne and Cumberland County in Kentucky”—Vol. 7, no. 4, p. 2.<br>The Family History Library has vol. 1, issues 1-4; vol. 2, issues 1-4; vol. 3, issues 1-4; vol. 4, issues 1-4; vol. 5, issues 1-4; vol. 6, issue 1; vol. 7 issue 4, vol. 8, issue 2. FHL US/CAN {{FHL|367458|title-id|disp=976.8684 B2n}}.<br>Indexed in the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)]].  
 
:"This newsletter, although called “Overton County,” covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, TN along with Monterey in Putnam County, and Clinton, Wayne and Cumberland County in Kentucky”—Vol. 7, no. 4, p. 2.<br>The Family History Library has vol. 1, issues 1-4; vol. 2, issues 1-4; vol. 3, issues 1-4; vol. 4, issues 1-4; vol. 5, issues 1-4; vol. 6, issue 1; vol. 7 issue 4, vol. 8, issue 2. FHL US/CAN {{FHL|367458|title-id|disp=976.8684 B2n}}.<br>Indexed in the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)]].  
 
:'''The Pellissippian'''  
 
:'''The Pellissippian'''  
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fentress County, Tennessee records were published in the ''The Pellissippian'' (25 vols., 1980-2004), the quarterly of the [http://pellissippi-society.home.comcast.net/~pellissippi-society/index.htm Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society]. The society has posted tables of contents for all 25 volumes on their [http://pellissippi-society.home.comcast.net/~pellissippi-society/toc.htm website]. They also have back issues available for purchase. The Family History Library has acquired the first 20 volumes {{FHL|138229|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 D25p}}.
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fentress County, Tennessee records were published in the ''The Pellissippian'' (25 vols., 1980-2004), the quarterly of the [https://pellissippi.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/jan2008.pdf Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society]. The society has posted tables of contents for all 25 volumes on their [http://pellissippi-society.home.comcast.net/~pellissippi-society/toc.htm website]. They also have back issues available for purchase. The Family History Library has acquired the first 20 volumes {{FHL|138229|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25p}}.
  
 
==== Prisons  ====
 
==== Prisons  ====
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{{TNp}}  
 
{{TNp}}  
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
The&nbsp;Fentress County Court has responsibility for the probate records, which began in 1905.  
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The Fentress County Court has responsibility for the probate records, which began in 1905.  
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1779 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9176 Tennessee Wills and Probate Records 1779-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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The following Fentress County tax records have been abstracted:<ref>The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</ref>  
 
The following Fentress County tax records have been abstracted:<ref>The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</ref>  
  
*'''[1833]''' Barham, Eleanor R. and Elizabeth R. Nichols. "1833 Enumeration, Fentress County, Tennessee," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 1980):9-12. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Fentress_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals]. (600 names)  
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*'''1833''' - Barham, Eleanor R. and Elizabeth R. Nichols. "1833 Enumeration, Fentress County, Tennessee," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 1980):9-12. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see [[Fentress County, Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]]. (600 names)  
*'''[1833]''' York, Bruce. "1833 Fentress County Tax List," available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/index1833tax.html online], courtesy: TNGenWeb.  
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*'''1833''' - York, Bruce. "1833 Fentress County Tax List," available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/index1833tax.html online], courtesy: TNGenWeb.  
*'''[1865]''' Tax List, 1865,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Fall 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.  
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*'''1865''' - Tax List, 1865,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Fall 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.  
*'''[1872]''' Tax Books, 1872,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Summer 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 2; Fall 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 3; Winter 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 4; Spring 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 1; Summer 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 2; Fall 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 3; Winter 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 4; Spring 1991. Vol. 3 Iss. 1.  
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*'''1872''' - Tax Books, 1872,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Summer 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 2; Fall 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 3; Winter 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 4; Spring 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 1; Summer 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 2; Fall 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 3; Winter 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 4; Spring 1991. Vol. 3 Iss. 1.  
*'''[1872] '''Hatfield, Wanda S. ''1872 Tax Records, Fentress County, Tennessee.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee&nbsp;: Mountain Press, 1991. {{FHL|976.869 R4h|book}}; online: [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/Fentress-Taxes.html free surname index and&nbsp;purchase details].&nbsp;  
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*'''1872''' - Hatfield, Wanda S. ''1872 Tax Records, Fentress County, Tennessee.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee&nbsp;: Mountain Press, 1991. {{FHL|976.869 R4h|book}}; online: [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/Fentress-Taxes.html free surname index and&nbsp;purchase details].&nbsp;  
*'''[1875]''' Dog Tax, 1875,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Spring 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 1.  
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*'''1875''' - Dog Tax, 1875,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Spring 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 1.  
*'''[1892]''' Tax Book, 1892,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Spring 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 1.  
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*'''1892''' - Tax Book, 1892,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Spring 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 1.  
*'''[1892]''' Delinquent Tax List, 1892,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Fall 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.
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*'''1892''' - Delinquent Tax List, 1892,&nbsp;''Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter''. Jamestown TN: Fall 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''Birth'''  =====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-vital-records/ How to order Tennessee Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].
  
Birth records began in 1914
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===== Birth =====
  
===== '''Marriage''' =====
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*'''1828 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1681012|Tennessee Births and Christenings 1828-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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 $
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*'''1908 - 1912''' - {{RecordSearch|2515873|Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
The original Fentress County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages records before 1905 are lost. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:  
 
The original Fentress County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages records before 1905 are lost. 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| 976.8 V2L|book}}.
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*'''1794 - 1851''' - Lucas, Silas Emmett. ''Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. {{FHL| 976.8 V2L|book}}.
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*'''1780 - 2002''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1780 - 2002''' - {{RecordSearch|1936414|Tennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]— index
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*'''1790 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1796 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1681022|Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1838 - 1888''' - {{RecordSearch|2559093|Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''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 Fentress County marriage records are microfilmed:  
 
The following Fentress County marriage records are microfilmed:  
  
*'''[1905-1986]''' Available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/fent.pdf TSLA]. Marriages 1817-1899 are available for interlibrary loan.  
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*'''1905 - 1986''' - Available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/fent.pdf TSLA]. Marriages 1817-1899 are available for interlibrary loan.
*'''[1905-1963]''' Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.{{FHL|978380|film}}
 
  
The following Fentress County marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:
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*'''1905 - 1963''' - Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.{{FHL|978380|film}}
  
*{{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950}} - covers all counties in Tennessee.
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*Many county marriage records&nbsp;are indexed with images&nbsp;at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]. ($)&nbsp; Be aware that this index is not complete for all counties.
 
  
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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 $
  
Death records began in 1914  
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*'''1874 - 1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1914 - 1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681020%7C Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955]. Name index with extracted death certificate information.&nbsp; Search by surname then browse through the results. You may need to supply variant spellings of the names.
 
  
 
For deaths of Methodists in Fentress County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
 
For deaths of Methodists in Fentress 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.]
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*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 US/CAN Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff; 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.
  
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Societies  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Societies  ==
  
[http://www.fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org/default.htm '''Fentress County Historical Society''']<br>PO Box 1431 <br>Jamestown, TN 38556<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7622  
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[http://fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ '''Fentress County Historical Society''']<br>PO Box 1431 <br>Jamestown, TN 38556<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7622  
  
'''Upper Cumberland Genealogical Society '''<br>Putnam Library <br>48 East Broad St.<br>Cookeville, TN 38501  
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[http://ucga.info/ '''Upper Cumberland Genealogical Society''']<br>Putnam Library <br>48 East Broad St.<br>Cookeville, TN 38501  
  
[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which&nbsp;Fentress County is one. It publishes ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005  
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[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which&nbsp;Fentress County is one. It publishes ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005
  
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Libraries  ==
 
== Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Libraries  ==
 
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[http://www.fentresscountylibrary.org/ '''Fentress County Public Library''']<br>306 South Main St.<br>Jamestown, TN 38556<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7512<br>Fax: 1-931-879-6984<br>E-mail: fcpublib@txlakes.net<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamestown-TN/Fentress-County-Library/169003438111 Facebook]<br>Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.<br>Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.<br>Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.<br>Genealogy Reference Material available  
 
[http://www.fentresscountylibrary.org/ '''Fentress County Public Library''']<br>306 South Main St.<br>Jamestown, TN 38556<br>Phone: 1-931-879-7512<br>Fax: 1-931-879-6984<br>E-mail: fcpublib@txlakes.net<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamestown-TN/Fentress-County-Library/169003438111 Facebook]<br>Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.<br>Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.<br>Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.<br>Genealogy Reference Material available  
  
 
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*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Fentress|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
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*{{FHL|Tennessee Fentress|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (FamilySearch) — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.fentress/mb.ashx Fentress County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwikiBoards&url=http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.fentress/mb.ashx Fentress County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/TN/Fentress-County.htm Fentress County TN Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/Fentress/ Fentress County, TN Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/Fentress/ Fentress County, TN Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://genforum.com/tn/fentress/ Fentress County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/fent.htm Fentress County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/fent.htm Fentress County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
*[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-county-fentress.html Fentress County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (MyTennesseeGenealogy)
 
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-ROOTWALKER Mailing List: TN-ROOTWALKER-L (North Central Tennessee Genealogy List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-ROOTWALKER Mailing List: TN-ROOTWALKER-L (North Central Tennessee Genealogy List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND Mailing List: TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND-L (Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region Genealogy List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND Mailing List: TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND-L (Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region Genealogy List)] (RootsWeb)  
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Latest revision as of 23:26, 20 June 2017

United States
Tennessee
Fentress County

Guide to Fentress County, Tennessee ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded: November 28, 1823
County Seat Jamestown
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Fentress County Tennessee Quick Dates

Fentress County's civil records start the following years:[1]

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1905 1908 1830 1820 1905

Fentress County Tennessee Courthouse

Fentress County Courthouse, Jamestown, Tenn.

Fentress County Courthouse
101 S Main Street
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: 931.879.8615


County Clerk has marriage records
Phone: 1-931-879-8014

Register of Deeds has land records
Phone: 1-931-879-7818

Circuit Court Clerk has court records
Phone: 1-931-879-7919

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m.-noon

Fentress County Tennessee History

Middle Tennessee county.

The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator James Fentress."[2]

Parent County

1823--Fentress County was created 28 November 1823 from Overton and Morgan Counties.
County seat: Jamestown[3]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[4] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[5] (male)

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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1905 Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.[6]

  • Lost marriage records: 1823 and 1904
  • Lost probate records: 1823 to 1904

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Fentress County Tennessee Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:

Allardt
Armathwaite
Banner Springs
Boatland
Camp Ground
Clarkrange
Cooktown
Davidson
Double Top
East Jamestown
Fairview
Forbus
Gernt
Gilreath Mill
Glenobey
Grimsley
Helena
Highland
Jamestown
Jonesville
Little Crab
Manson
Pall Mall
Pine Haven
Red Hill
Riverton
Roslin
Sandy
Sharp Place
Shirley
Squirrel Flat
Stockton
Wilder
Wolf River
Zenith

Neighboring Counties

Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Resources

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Getting Started

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Fentress County census, court, land, and tax records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.

Research Guides

African American

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Tennessee African Americans

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
TNGenWeb WorldCat BillionGraves
TNGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Tombstone Project Gravestones
TNGenWeb Cemeteries Epodunk
BillionGraves
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Fentress County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.

1810 - 1891

Male Voters

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

1830

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enumeration. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.869 X2h

1833

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enunmeration. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.869 X2h

1840

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enunmeration. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.869 X2h

1840 Pensioners

1850

  • Carpenter, V.K.Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Fentress County, Tennessee. Huntsville, Arkansas: Century Enterprises, Genealogical Service, 1969. FHL 976.869 X2p 1850
  • Hatfield, Wanda S. Early Records, Fentress County, Tennessee: 1830, 1840, 1850 Census; 1833 Enunmeration. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.869 X2h
  • Peden, Eva C. 1850 Census of Fentress County, Tennessee.Glasgow, Kentucky, Gorin Genealogical Publishing, 1992. FHL 976.869 X2pe 1850
  • Robbins, Kathleen W.1850 Fentress County Census. Huntsville, Tennessee: Scott County Historical Society, 19-?. FHL 976.869 X2s 1850

1860

  • Robbins, Kathleen W.1860 Fentress County Census. Huntsville, Tennessee: Scott County Historical Society, 198-?. FHL 976.869 X2s 1860

1870

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. 1870 Federal Census Fentress County, Tennessee. Pall Mall, Tennessee: W.S. Hatfield, 1992. FHL 976.869 X2h 1870

1880

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. 1880 Federal Census Fentress County, Tennessee. S.I.:s.n., 1986? FHL 976.869 X2f
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1880 Census Fentress County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler and Associates, 1993. FHL 976.869 X22s 1880

1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 5 1891. Fentress County is included in Vol. 5.
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.

1900

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. 1900 Federal Census of Fentress County, Tennessee. Pall Mall, Tennessee: W.S. Hatfield, 1991 FHL 976.869 X2h 1900
  • Minton, Vestina L.Fentress County Census, Tennessee,1900.Harrogate, Tennessee: T. and V. Minton, 1990. FHL 976.869 X2m 1900

1910

  • Hatfield, Wanda S. 1910 Federal Census of Fentress County, Tennessee. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1989 FHL 976.869 X2h 1910

1920

  • Ramsey, Gerald R.1920 Census of Fentress County, Tennessee.Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1994. FHL 976.869 X29f 1920

Church

Court

Court records began in 1842

Genealogy

More than a dozen genealogies have been published about Fentress County, Tennessee Genealogy families. To view a list, visit Fentress County, Tennessee Genealogy.


"This Personal Ancestral File database contains genealogies of nearly every family to live in Fentress County from its foundation." (Info file):

Land

  • Fentress County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1820 and is located at Courthouse, Main St., Jamestown, TN 38556; (931) 879-8615. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Fentress County land records. They offer a research service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deeds 1820-1901 with indexes 1820-1904; land entry books 1824-1901.

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 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 Click here. The searchable index is available at the TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories

  • Hogue, Albert Ross. History of Fentress County, Tennessee: The Old Home of Mark Twain's Ancestors. Nashville, Tenn.: Press of Williams Printing Co., 1916. Digital version at Google Books. 1975 reprint: FHL US/CAN Book 976.869 H2ha.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

The following Fentress County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:

Additional resources include:

War of 1812
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Civil War service men from Fentress 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 Fentress County.

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Fentress County:

Newspapers

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the 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 here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Fentress County click on the following cities:

Occupations

Periodicals

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers who are new to their area would not likely discover. This type of material may be found in local, regional, or statewide genealogical society journals. The following periodicals cover this county:

Ansearchin' News
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fentress County, Tennessee records have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter
The Fentress County Historical Society was established in 1968. For further information regarding the newsletter and Society, see their website.
The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Giles County, Tennessee have been published in The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, the quarterly of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online Index to Articles (1988-2005). Surname indexes are also available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers back issues for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m.
Overton County, Tennessee Kin
"This newsletter, although called “Overton County,” covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, TN along with Monterey in Putnam County, and Clinton, Wayne and Cumberland County in Kentucky”—Vol. 7, no. 4, p. 2.
The Family History Library has vol. 1, issues 1-4; vol. 2, issues 1-4; vol. 3, issues 1-4; vol. 4, issues 1-4; vol. 5, issues 1-4; vol. 6, issue 1; vol. 7 issue 4, vol. 8, issue 2. FHL US/CAN 976.8684 B2n.
Indexed in the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).
The Pellissippian
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Fentress County, Tennessee records were published in the The Pellissippian (25 vols., 1980-2004), the quarterly of the Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society. The society has posted tables of contents for all 25 volumes on their website. They also have back issues available for purchase. The Family History Library has acquired the first 20 volumes FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25p.

Prisons

Learn if your Fentress County, Tennessee Genealogy ancestors went to prison!


Probate Records

The Fentress County Court has responsibility for the probate records, which began in 1905.

Online Records


Taxation

The following Fentress County tax records have been abstracted:[7]

  • 1833 - Barham, Eleanor R. and Elizabeth R. Nichols. "1833 Enumeration, Fentress County, Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 1980):9-12. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. (600 names)
  • 1833 - York, Bruce. "1833 Fentress County Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • 1865 - Tax List, 1865, Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter. Jamestown TN: Fall 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.
  • 1872 - Tax Books, 1872, Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter. Jamestown TN: Summer 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 2; Fall 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 3; Winter 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 4; Spring 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 1; Summer 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 2; Fall 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 3; Winter 1990. Vol. 2 Iss. 4; Spring 1991. Vol. 3 Iss. 1.
  • 1872 - Hatfield, Wanda S. 1872 Tax Records, Fentress County, Tennessee. Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, 1991. FHL 976.869 R4h; online: free surname index and purchase details
  • 1875 - Dog Tax, 1875, Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter. Jamestown TN: Spring 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 1.
  • 1892 - Tax Book, 1892, Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter. Jamestown TN: Spring 1989. Vol. 1 Iss. 1.
  • 1892 - Delinquent Tax List, 1892, Fentress County Historical Society Newsletter. Jamestown TN: Fall 1992. Vol. 4 Iss. 3.

Vital Records

See also How to order Tennessee Vital Records or order electronically online.

Birth
Marriage

The original Fentress County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages records before 1905 are lost. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:

  • 1794 - 1851 - Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.

The following Fentress County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • 1905 - 1986 - Available at the TSLA. Marriages 1817-1899 are available for interlibrary loan.
  • 1905 - 1963 - Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.FHL 978380
Death


For deaths of Methodists in Fentress County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Societies

See also a List of Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Fentress County Historical Society
PO Box 1431
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: 1-931-879-7622

Upper Cumberland Genealogical Society
Putnam Library
48 East Broad St.
Cookeville, TN 38501

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Fentress County is one. It publishes The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal 1988-summer 2005

Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Libraries

Fentress County Public Library
306 South Main St.
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: 1-931-879-7512
Fax: 1-931-879-6984
E-mail: fcpublib@txlakes.net
Facebook
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Genealogy Reference Material available

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Fentress County, Tennessee

Fentress County Tennessee Genealogy References

  1. "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 639. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  4. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  5. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 31 March 2014).
  7. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.