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<br>'''Marion County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Marion County''' (established 1817) 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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'''Marion County, Tennessee''' ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to '''Marion County''' (established 1817) 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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Marion County's civil records start the following years:<ref>''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/guide-to-public-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc Guide to Public Vital Statistics in 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.</ref>  
 
Marion County's civil records start the following years:<ref>''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/guide-to-public-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc Guide to Public Vital Statistics in 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.</ref>  
  
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Marion-County-Tennessee-Courts.htm Marion County Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square<br>Jasper, TN 37347<br>Phone: 1-423-942-2515  
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[http://www.marioncountytn.net/ Courthouse]<br>1 Courthouse Square<br>Jasper, TN 37347<br>Phone: 1-423-942-2515  
  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1919 and probate records from 1874. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Marion County, Tennessee page 641, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1919 and probate records from 1874. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Marion County, Tennessee page 641, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
[http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/marion.html '''Marion County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>24 Courthouse Square, Room 101<br>Jasper, TN 37347<br>Phone: 1-423-942-2515  
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[http://www.marioncountytn.net/government/index.html#clerk '''Marion County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>24 Courthouse Square, Room 101<br>Jasper, TN 37347<br>Phone: 1-423-942-2515  
  
[http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/marion.html '''Marion County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>P.O. Box 789, Courthouse<br>Jasper, TN 37347<br>Phone: 1-423-942-2573  
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[http://www.marioncountytn.net/government/index.html#register '''Marion County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>P.O. Box 789, Courthouse<br>Jasper, TN 37347<br>Phone: 1-423-942-2573  
  
'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:{{FrancisMarion}}]]  
  
East Tennessee county in the Sequatchie Valley. Established 1817.  
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Marion County is located in south-eastern Tennessee, and encompasses about five hundred square miles. It was established in 1817. The county borders both George and Alabama.
  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1817--'''Marion County was&nbsp;created 20 November 1817 from Cherokee Indian Lands. <br>'''County seat: '''Jasper <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 642. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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'''1817--'''Marion County was&nbsp;created 20 November 1817 from Cherokee Indian Lands. <br>'''County seat: '''Jasper <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 642. ({{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  ====
  
'''1822--'''Courthouse was destroyed by fire in August 1822, only records from the registrar's office and the county court clerk's office were saved.  
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{{Fire}}'''1922''' Courthouse was destroyed by fire in August 1922; only records from the registrar's office and the county court clerk's office were saved.<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 13 March 2016).</ref><br>
 
 
*Lost census: 1890
 
*Lost marriage records: 1817 to 1880
 
*Lost probate records: 1817 to 1875
 
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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:*Lost marriage records: 1817 to 1880
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:*Lost probate records: 1817 to 1875
  
*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ Arlene Eakle, ''When the Records are Gone'' in Tennessee Genealogy Blog]
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*[[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]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Dade County, Georgia|Dade County, Georgia]]  
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*[[Dade County, Georgia Genealogy|Dade County, Georgia]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin]]
  
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*[[Jackson County, Alabama|Jackson County, Alabama]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Alabama Genealogy|Jackson County, Alabama]]  
 
*[[Sequatchie County, Tennessee|Sequatchie]]
 
*[[Sequatchie County, Tennessee|Sequatchie]]
  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factmarion.htm Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Marion 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-marion-county Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Marion 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  ====
  
''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[African-American Resources for Tennessee|Tennessee African Americans]]''  
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]]<br> [[African-American Resources for Tennessee|Tennessee African Americans]]''
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
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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=2482&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|620449|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2482 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tngenweb.org/marion/archive/cem/cemeteries.html TNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemetery+Marion+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=Marion&cemetery_name=A BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/tn/marion/cemetery.html TNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/marion-tn-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/marion.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tngenweb.org/cemeteries/#!co=marion TNGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12543&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=105&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''
  
Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http://tennessee.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery.cfm Tennessee Cemeteries] - Hometown Locator
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2482 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion County] linking to the &nbsp;information about the people buried there,
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1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Marion 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.
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php?function=county&s_county=marion Marion Co. TN Cemetery Records], part of the&nbsp;TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the&nbsp;county, often with indexes and&nbsp;transcripts of the burials.
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See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
 
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/marion.html Marion County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
 
 
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;{{FHL|620449|subject-id|disp=cemeteries in&nbsp;Marion county}}.&nbsp; 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=12543&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=105&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Marion County cemeteries]
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See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/m-tn.htm#Marion Marion County, TN census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]
  
==== Census ====
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For a map of Marion County census districts see [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmario2/marioncensusmap.html Marion County Census Districts].<br>
  
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Marion 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.
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'''1810 - 1891'''
  
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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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 $
  
See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/m-tn.htm#Marion Marion County, TN census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [[http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]]<br>
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'''1820''' - Lost<ref name="null">Mary Barnett Curtis, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1136652 Early East Tennessee Tax Lists: a compiled list of residents of the area covered in 22 east Tennessee counties for which there is (sic) no census records prior to 1830]'' (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing, 1964). {{FHL|976.8 R4c}}</ref>  
 
 
'''1820''' - Lost<ref name="null">Mary Barnett Curtis, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1136652 Early East Tennessee Tax Lists: a compiled list of residents of the area covered in 22 east Tennessee counties for which there is (sic) no census records prior to 1830]'' (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing, 1964) [{{FHL|976.8 R4c}}].</ref>  
 
  
 
'''1820 Manufactures'''  
 
'''1820 Manufactures'''  
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The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. A free online index, provided by [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/1820Manufactures.cfm Lineages],&nbsp;will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:  
 
The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. A free online index, provided by [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/1820Manufactures.cfm Lineages],&nbsp;will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:  
  
*National Archives. ''Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820''. 1920; reprint, Knightstown,&nbsp;Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. {{FHL|280979|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 X2m 1820}}; digital version at [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/1820Manufactures.cfm Lineages]. [Covers this county.]
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*National Archives. ''Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820''. 1920; reprint, Knightstown,&nbsp;Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. {{FHL|280979|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 973 X2m 1820}}; digital version at [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/1820Manufactures.cfm Lineages]. Covers this county.
  
 
'''1830'''  
 
'''1830'''  
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'''1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners'''  
 
'''1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners'''  
  
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. {{FHL|282860|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321}}. 1841 edition digitized by the [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. [See Tennessee, Eastern District, Marion County on page 154.]
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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, Eastern District, Marion County on page 154.
  
 
'''1850'''  
 
'''1850'''  
  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''1850, Marion County, Tennessee, Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: J.L. Douthat, 1982. {{FHL|587695|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2d 1850}}.  
 
*Douthat, James L. ''1850, Marion County, Tennessee, Census''. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: J.L. Douthat, 1982. {{FHL|587695|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2d 1850}}.  
*Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. ''1850 Census, Marion County, Tennessee''. [Dunlap, Tenn.]: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. {{FHL|552218|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2g 1850}}.
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*Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. ''1850 Census, Marion County, Tennessee''. Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. {{FHL|552218|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2g 1850}}.
  
 
'''1860'''  
 
'''1860'''  
  
*Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. ''1860 Census, Marion County, Tennessee''. [Dunlap, Tenn.]: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. {{FHL|552221|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2g 1860}}.
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*Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. ''1860 Census, Marion County, Tennessee''. Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. {{FHL|552221|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2g 1860}}.
  
 
'''1870'''  
 
'''1870'''  
  
*Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. ''1870 Census, Mari<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1279814037222_667" />on County, Tennessee''. [Dunlap, Tenn.]: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. {{FHL|552224|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2g 1870}}.
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*Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. ''1870 Census, Mari<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1279814037222_667" />on County, Tennessee''. Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. {{FHL|552224|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X2g 1870}}.
  
 
'''1880'''  
 
'''1880'''  
  
 
*Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''1880 Census, Marion County, Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1995. {{FHL|623241|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X29s 1880}}.
 
*Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''1880 Census, Marion County, Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1995. {{FHL|623241|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 X29s 1880}}.
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'''1891 Male Voters'''
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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 $
  
 
'''1900'''  
 
'''1900'''  
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==== Church  ====
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/676983?availability=Family%20History%20Library Union/Sweetens Cove Primitive Baptist Church, 1821-1868] - 976.879 K2, FHL microfilm 1320888 Item 2
  
 
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==== Court  ====
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The first court of Marion County was held in the house of John Shropshire in what is now Whitwell in 1817. After the Shropshire house, the court was held for one year in the old Cheek house, a two-story double log house located south of Whitwell in a place called Cheekville, later named Liberty, where court had been held while this county was still in North Carolina. In 1819 the county seat was moved to the town of Jasper.
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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*Harris, Euline. ''Ancestor Charts: Marion County, Tennessee''. 2 vols. Whitwell, Tenn.: E. Harris, 1993. {{FHL|637736|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 D2h}} ff.
 
*Harris, Euline. ''Ancestor Charts: Marion County, Tennessee''. 2 vols. Whitwell, Tenn.: E. Harris, 1993. {{FHL|637736|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 D2h}} ff.
  
A genealogy on the Stewart family has been published:  
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*'''Stewart''' - Blakemore, Mary Stewart. ''A Narrative Genealogy of the Stewarts of Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee, and Allied Families.'' Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1960. {{FHL|67395|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St49b}}; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh427635145%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
  
*'''[Stewart]''' Blakemore, Mary Stewart. ''A Narrative Genealogy of the Stewarts of Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee, and Allied Families.'' Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1960. {{FHL|67395|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 St49b}}; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh427635145%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
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*[http://tngenweb.org/whos-who/marion-county-biographies/ Who's Who in TN] courtesy of TNGenWeb
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 
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[[Image:{{SequatchieValley}}]]
 
Marion County's original Deed Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1969, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed Deed Books A to WW (1819-1915). FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|102819|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Films 593422-593443}}.  
 
Marion County's original Deed Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1969, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed Deed Books A to WW (1819-1915). FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|102819|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Films 593422-593443}}.  
  
 
==== 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.] [[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 [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].
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
[[Image:{{SequatchieValley}}]]
 
  
 
*Raulston, J. Leonard and James Weston Livingood. ''Sequatchie: A Story of the Southern Cumberlands''. Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press, 1974. {{FHL|236172|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.87 H2r}}.
 
*Raulston, J. Leonard and James Weston Livingood. ''Sequatchie: A Story of the Southern Cumberlands''. Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press, 1974. {{FHL|236172|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.87 H2r}}.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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The following Marion County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
 
The following Marion County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
  
#[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1835 Pension Roll]  
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*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1835 Pension Roll]  
#[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions]
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*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions]
  
 
Additional resources include:  
 
Additional resources include:  
  
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. {{FHL|282860|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321}}. 1841 edition digitized by the [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. [See Tennessee, Eastern District, Marion County on page 154.]
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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, Eastern District, Marion County on page 154.  
 
*Rejected Pension Applicants, 1832, List,&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 1, No. 4 (Mar. 1990).  
 
*Rejected Pension Applicants, 1832, List,&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 1, No. 4 (Mar. 1990).  
*''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  =====
 
===== War of 1812  =====
  
*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-23. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Marion County pensioners (pp. 21-22).]
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*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-23. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. Includes Marion County pensioners (pp. 21-22).  
 
*War of 1812 Veterans,&nbsp;''Natchez Trace Traveler'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1988).
 
*War of 1812 Veterans,&nbsp;''Natchez Trace Traveler'', Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1988).
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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://www.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://www.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://www.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 Marion 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;Marion County.  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.  
  
 
<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>  
 
<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>  
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)|2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)]] - CSA  
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*[[2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)|2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's)]] - CSA - Captain Allen Lea's company (the Lookout Rangers), Captain John F. Thomason's company, and Captain Peter T. Rankin's company.
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*[[4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McLemore's) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McLemore's)]] - CSA  
 
*[[4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McLemore's) (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (McLemore's)]] - CSA  
 
*[[36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Company I.
 
*[[36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|36th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Company I.
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*[[9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Company M.
 
*[[9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Company M.
  
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<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Marion County:</u>  
 
 
<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Marion County:</u>  
 
  
*Blevins, Jerry. ''Sequatchie Valley Soldiers in the Civil War: Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Jackson County in Alabama''. Huntsville, Ala.: J. Blevins, 1990. {{FHL|7083|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.87 M2b}}.  
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*Blevins, Jerry. ''Sequatchie Valley Soldiers in the Civil War: Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee and Jackson County in Alabama''. Huntsville, Ala.: J. Blevins, 1990. {{FHL|7083|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.87 M2b}}.  
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension159.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Marion County], (accessed 31 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/pension159.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Marion County]. Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n380/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;Marion County, page 362-363.<br>CWSAC, Battle Summaries, [http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn021.htm Wauhatchie], (accessed 31 Jan 2012).&nbsp; Located in Hamilton County, Marion County, and Dade County.
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*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n380/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. Marion County, page 362-363.<br>CWSAC, Battle Summaries, [https://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/tn021.htm Wauhatchie]. Located in Hamilton County, Marion County, and Dade County.
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Marion County  
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Marion County:  
 
 
<br>
 
 
 
*October 28 - 29, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn014.htm Wauhatchie, also known as Brown's Ferry<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn021.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 19 September 2012)</ref>]
 
  
<br>  
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*October 28-29, 1863 = [https://www.nps.gov/abpp/battles/tn021.htm Wauhatchie, also known as Brown's Ferry<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn021.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State].</ref>]<span class="mw-reflink-text">[9]</span>
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TNmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Tennessee.
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::[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TNmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Tennessee.
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at [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 Marion County click on the following cities or towns:
 
 
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-j.htm#Jasper Jasper]
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-s.htm#Sequatchie Sequatchie]
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-s.htm#South_Pittsburg Pittsburg]
 
  
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
  
*Miller, Alan N. ''East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911''. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. {{FHL|965670|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_easttennesseesforgottenchildren World Vital Records] ($). Purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/East%20Tennessees%20Forgotten%20Children/9259.html Genealogical.com]. [Includes Marion County.]
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*Miller, Alan N. ''East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911''. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. {{FHL|965670|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_easttennesseesforgottenchildren World Vital Records] ($). Purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/East%20Tennessees%20Forgotten%20Children/9259.html Genealogical.com]. Includes Marion County.  
 
*Tennesse Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics and Mines. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/coalminestenn00tennrich Coal Mines and Mining--Tennessee]. ''Nashville, Tennessee: A.B. Travel, 1883. Free digital copy.
 
*Tennesse Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics and Mines. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/coalminestenn00tennrich Coal Mines and Mining--Tennessee]. ''Nashville, Tennessee: A.B. Travel, 1883. Free digital copy.
  
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:'''The Searcher'''  
 
:'''The Searcher'''  
:The Family History Library has Volume 2, no 3 (Dec 1990) - volume 15, no. 4 (winter 2003). {{FHL|404142|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.879 D25s}} This serial ceased publication on 15 February 2004. For further information see website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/genealogical_group.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/genealogical_group.htm]<br>Indexed in PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]]
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:The Family History Library has Volume 2, no 3 (Dec 1990) - volume 15, no. 4 (winter 2003). {{FHL|404142|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.879 D25s}} This serial ceased publication on 15 February 2004. For further information see website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/genealogical_group.htm Marion County Genealogical Group]. Indexed in PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]]
  
 
==== Prisons  ====
 
==== Prisons  ====
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{{TNp}}  
 
{{TNp}}  
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
Marion County's original will books are kept at the County Courthouse. Wills proved before 1875 do not survive. In 1969, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed extant wills covering the years 1875 to 1968. FHL&nbsp;copy: {{FHL|98523|item|disp=FHL Film 593420}}.  
 
Marion County's original will books are kept at the County Courthouse. Wills proved before 1875 do not survive. In 1969, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed extant wills covering the years 1875 to 1968. FHL&nbsp;copy: {{FHL|98523|item|disp=FHL Film 593420}}.  
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images ($)
  
 
{{Tennpro}}  
 
{{Tennpro}}  
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The following Marion County tax records have been abstracted:  
 
The following Marion County tax records have been abstracted:  
  
*'''[1836]''' Harris, Euline. ''1836 Tax List for Marion County, Tennessee''. Whitwell, Tenn.: E. Harris, n.d. {{FHL|416862|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 R4h}}.  
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*'''1836''' - Harris, Euline. ''1836 Tax List for Marion County, Tennessee''. Whitwell, Tenn.: E. Harris, n.d. {{FHL|416862|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.879 R4h}}.  
*'''[1836]''' Douthat, James L. ''Marion County, Tennessee, 1836 Tennessee Civil District and Tax Lists.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1993. {{FHL|683616|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 R4d}}; online: [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/Marion_1836_Tax_List.html free surname index and purchase details].  
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*'''1836''' - Douthat, James L. ''Marion County, Tennessee, 1836 Tennessee Civil District and Tax Lists.'' Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1993. {{FHL|683616|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 R4d}}; online: [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/Marion_1836_Tax_List.html free surname index and purchase details].  
*'''[1836]''' "Taxpayers, by District, 1836,"&nbsp;''Southern Roots &amp; Shoots'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (1996).  
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*'''1836''' - "Taxpayers, by District, 1836,"&nbsp;''Southern Roots &amp; Shoots'', Vol. 12, No. 3 (1996).  
*'''[1836]''' Harris, Euline. "1836 Marion County Tax List," available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/1836_tax_list.htm online], courtesy: RootsWeb. [Source: [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilm; links to online 1836 Civil District Map.]
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*'''1836''' - Harris, Euline. "1836 Marion County Tax List," available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/1836_tax_list.htm online], courtesy: RootsWeb. Source: [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilm; links to online 1836 Civil District Map.  
*'''[1853]''' "Revenue Docket, Claims, Licenses, 1853,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Winter 1995).  
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*'''1853''' - "Revenue Docket, Claims, Licenses, 1853,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 7, No. 3 (Winter 1995).  
*'''[1854]''' "District One Tax List, 1854,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 2001).  
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*'''1854''' - "District One Tax List, 1854,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 2001).  
*'''[1856-1859]''' "Revenue and Execution Docket, 1856-59,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1999).  
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*'''1856 - 1859''' - "Revenue and Execution Docket, 1856-59,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1999).  
*'''[1891]''' "Poll Tax, 1891,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 7, No. 1 (Summer 1995); Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 1995).
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*'''1891''' "Poll Tax, 1891,"&nbsp;''Searcher'', Vol. 7, No. 1 (Summer 1995); Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 1995).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''Divorce''' =====
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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].
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===== Birth =====
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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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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Note that no birth records were recorded in Marion County in 1913.
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===== Marriage =====
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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
  
In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Marion County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records, see:  
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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://www.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 $
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*1881-1888 - Marion County Marriage Index 1881-1888 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - free. Batches {{IGI|M519491}} and {{IGI|M519492}}.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igitennesseel.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf]].</ref>
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===== Divorce =====
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In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Marion County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records; see the following resources:  
  
 
*W.P.A. ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.
 
*W.P.A. ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.
  
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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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*'''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 $
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*'''1914-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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Note that no death records were recorded in Marion County in 1913.
  
For deaths of Methodists in Marion County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
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For deaths of Methodists in Marion County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:  
  
*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 1830's, 1840's, 1910's and 1920's.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.historicsouthpittsburgtn.org/ '''South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society''']<br>P.O. Box 175<br>South Pittsburg, Tennessee 37380<br>Phone: 1-423-837-8327<br>E-mail: information@historicsouthpittsburgtn.org  
 
[http://www.historicsouthpittsburgtn.org/ '''South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society''']<br>P.O. Box 175<br>South Pittsburg, Tennessee 37380<br>Phone: 1-423-837-8327<br>E-mail: information@historicsouthpittsburgtn.org  
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*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Marion|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
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*{{FHL|Tennessee Marion|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.marion/mb.ashx Marion 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.marion/mb.ashx Marion County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
*[http://genforum.com/tn/marion/ Marion County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/ Marion County, TNGenWeb]&nbsp;(USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmarion/ Marion County, TNGenWeb]&nbsp;(USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmario2/ Marion County, Tennessee History &amp; Genealogy] (American Local History Network) '''Resources''' to help you place your ancestors with in the context of their local history.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmario2/ Marion County, Tennessee History &amp; Genealogy] (American Local History Network) '''Resources''' to help you place your ancestors with in the context of their local history.  
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html RootsWeb Mailing List: ETN-L (East Tennessee List)]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html RootsWeb Mailing List: ETN-OZ-L (East Tennessee Migrants to Ozarks Region List)]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html RootsWeb Mailing List: ETN-OZ-L (East Tennessee Migrants to Ozarks Region List)]  
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#SE-TN RootsWeb Mailing List: SE-TN-L (Southeast Tennessee List)]
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#SE-TN RootsWeb Mailing List: SE-TN-L (Southeast Tennessee List)]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/TN/Marion-County.htm Marion County TN Genealogy]  (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
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United States
Tennessee
Marion County

Marion County, Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to Marion County (established 1817) 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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Marion County, Tennessee
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Location in the state of Tennessee
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Facts
Founded: November 20, 1817
County Seat Jasper
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Quick Dates

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1881 1881 1909 1820 1819 1875

County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse, Jasper, Tenn. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Jasper, TN 37347
Phone: 1-423-942-2515

County Clerk has marriage records from 1919 and probate records from 1874.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]

Marion County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
24 Courthouse Square, Room 101
Jasper, TN 37347
Phone: 1-423-942-2515

Marion County Register of Deeds
Land records
P.O. Box 789, Courthouse
Jasper, TN 37347
Phone: 1-423-942-2573

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

History

"The Swamp Fox" Brig. Gen. Francis Marion (c1732-1795)

Marion County is located in south-eastern Tennessee, and encompasses about five hundred square miles. It was established in 1817. The county borders both George and Alabama.

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[3]

Parent County

1817--Marion County was created 20 November 1817 from Cherokee Indian Lands.
County seat: Jasper [4]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[5] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[6] (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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1922 Courthouse was destroyed by fire in August 1922; only records from the registrar's office and the county court clerk's office were saved.[7]
  • Lost marriage records: 1817 to 1880
  • Lost probate records: 1817 to 1875

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cedar Springs Inman Nickletown Shirleyton
Clifftops Jasper Oak Grove Smithtown
Comfort Ketchall (hist.) Orme South Pittsburg
Condra Ketner Mill Pine Hill Stanley
Dixie Lee Kimball Pinhook Suck Creek
East Hill Ladds Powells Crossroads Sulphur Springs
Ebenezer Martin Springs Rankin Cove Sweetens Cove
Elder Mountain Mineral Springs Raulstontown The Crossroads
Glover Hill Monteagle Red Hill Victoria
Greentown Mountain (hist.) Richard City Vulcan
Griffith Creek Mount Olive Sequatchie Whiteside
Haletown New Hope Shake Rag Whitwell
Hamburg Nickajack (hist.) Shellmound (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Getting Started

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Marion County biography, census, court, family Bible, family history, land, military 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
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 Interment
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Marion 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.

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

See Marion County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®

For a map of Marion County census districts see Marion County Census Districts.

1810 - 1891

1820 - Lost[8]

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1024517-1024518.

The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. A free online index, provided by Lineages, will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. Covers this county.

1830

1840

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

1860

  • Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. 1860 Census, Marion County, Tennessee. Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 X2g 1860.

1870

  • Goins, Sara Agee and Norma Jean Dennis Hobbs. 1870 Census, Marion County, Tennessee. Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins and Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1986. FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 X2g 1870.

1880

1891 Male Voters

1900

Church

Court

The first court of Marion County was held in the house of John Shropshire in what is now Whitwell in 1817. After the Shropshire house, the court was held for one year in the old Cheek house, a two-story double log house located south of Whitwell in a place called Cheekville, later named Liberty, where court had been held while this county was still in North Carolina. In 1819 the county seat was moved to the town of Jasper.

Genealogy

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Marion (County), Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 30,000 entries.

  • Douthat, James L. Sequatchie Families: Biographical Sketches of the Earlier Settlers of the Sequeatchie Valley of Tennessee. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: J.L. Douthat, 1983. FHL US/CAN Book 976.87 D3d.
  • Harris, Euline. Ancestor Charts: Marion County, Tennessee. 2 vols. Whitwell, Tenn.: E. Harris, 1993. FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 D2h ff.
  • Stewart - Blakemore, Mary Stewart. A Narrative Genealogy of the Stewarts of Sequatchie Valley, Tennessee, and Allied Families. Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1960. FHL Book 929.273 St49b; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).

Land

The county is situated in the Sequatchie Valley

Marion County's original Deed Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1969, TSLA microfilmed Deed Books A to WW (1819-1915). FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 593422-593443.

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

  • Raulston, J. Leonard and James Weston Livingood. Sequatchie: A Story of the Southern Cumberlands. Knoxville, Tenn.: University of Tennessee Press, 1974. FHL US/CAN Book 976.87 H2r.
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Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

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

Additional resources include:

War of 1812
  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-23. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. Includes Marion County pensioners (pp. 21-22).
  • War of 1812 Veterans, Natchez Trace Traveler, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Nov. 1988).
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Marion County:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Marion County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Tennessee.

Occupations

  • Miller, Alan N. East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Marion County.
  • Tennesse Bureau of Agriculture, Statistics and Mines. Coal Mines and Mining--Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: A.B. Travel, 1883. Free digital copy.

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 Marion County, Tennessee Genealogy 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 Book 976.8 B2a.


East Tennessee Roots
Several genealogical articles with abstracts of Marion County, Tennessee Genealogy records have been published in East Tennessee Roots (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available online. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available online. The Family History Library has collected most issues of East Tennessee Roots FHL Book 976.8 D25e.


The Searcher
The Family History Library has Volume 2, no 3 (Dec 1990) - volume 15, no. 4 (winter 2003). FHL US/CAN 976.879 D25s This serial ceased publication on 15 February 2004. For further information see website: Marion County Genealogical Group. Indexed in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)

Prisons

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


Probate Records

Marion County's original will books are kept at the County Courthouse. Wills proved before 1875 do not survive. In 1969, TSLA microfilmed extant wills covering the years 1875 to 1968. FHL copy: FHL Film 593420.

Online Records

FamilySearch has placed scans of the following records online in the Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 collection. These are browse-only collections. Handwritten indexes may be found at the front or back of some volumes:

  • Wills, 1875-1968 (Vols. 1-4)
  • Bonds, Letters, 1912-1969 (5 vols.)
  • Court records, 1842-1847, 1890-1900 (3 vols.)
  • Insolvent estate records, 1885-1907
  • Inventories, 1878-1968 (Vols. 1-2)
  • Minutes, 1842-1847
  • Settlements, 1877-1936 (3 vols.)

Taxation

The original Marion County Tax Books, Assessment Roll, 1875, and Tax Duplicate 1903-1904 are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1969, TSLA microfilmed these records. FHL copy: FHL US/CAN Film 593446.

The following Marion County tax records have been abstracted:

  • 1836 - Harris, Euline. 1836 Tax List for Marion County, Tennessee. Whitwell, Tenn.: E. Harris, n.d. FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 R4h.
  • 1836 - Douthat, James L. Marion County, Tennessee, 1836 Tennessee Civil District and Tax Lists. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1993. FHL US/CAN Book 976.879 R4d; online: free surname index and purchase details.
  • 1836 - "Taxpayers, by District, 1836," Southern Roots & Shoots, Vol. 12, No. 3 (1996).
  • 1836 - Harris, Euline. "1836 Marion County Tax List," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb. Source: TSLA microfilm; links to online 1836 Civil District Map.
  • 1853 - "Revenue Docket, Claims, Licenses, 1853," Searcher, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Winter 1995).
  • 1854 - "District One Tax List, 1854," Searcher, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 2001).
  • 1856 - 1859 - "Revenue and Execution Docket, 1856-59," Searcher, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Winter 1999).
  • 1891 "Poll Tax, 1891," Searcher, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Summer 1995); Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 1995).

Vital Records

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

Birth

Note that no birth records were recorded in Marion County in 1913.

Marriage
Divorce

In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Marion County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records; see the following resources:

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.
Death

Note that no death records were recorded in Marion County in 1913.

For deaths of Methodists in Marion County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:

Societies and Libraries

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

South Pittsburg Historic Preservation Society
P.O. Box 175
South Pittsburg, Tennessee 37380
Phone: 1-423-837-8327
E-mail: information@historicsouthpittsburgtn.org

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay St.
P.O. Box 1629
Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-1629
Phone: 1-865-215-8824
E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org

Marion County Genealogical and Historical Group
6611 Old Dunlap Rd.
Whitwell, TN 37397
Phone: 1-423-658-5770

Jasper Public Library
14 West Second St.
Jasper, TN 37347
Phone: 1-423-942-3369
Fax: 1-423-942-6383
Hours: Mon. 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Beene-Pearson Public Library
208 Elm Ave.
South Pittsburg, TN 37380
Phone: 1-423-837-6513

Orena Humphreys Public Library
900 Main Street, Suite 1
Whitwell, TN 37397
Phone: 1-423-658-6134

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.

Websites

References

  1. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Tennessee page 641, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 642. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  5. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  7. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 13 March 2016).
  8. Mary Barnett Curtis, Early East Tennessee Tax Lists: a compiled list of residents of the area covered in 22 east Tennessee counties for which there is (sic) no census records prior to 1830 (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing, 1964). FHL 976.8 R4c
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.