Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Shelby County
Shelby County's location in the state of New York
Facts
Founded 1819
Seat
Tn-memphis-city-hall.jpg
Address City Hall
125 N. Main St. Room 700
Memphis, Tn 38103
Website: www.memphistn.gov/framework.aspx?page=1

Quick Facts

Indian names:

1819: Founded by John Overton, James Winchester and Andrew Jackson

1826: Formally incorporated as a city.
Wikipedia
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Resources

African-American Research

  • A researchers's guide to African materials in the John Willard Brister Library at Memphis State University: with supplemental data of interest to Africanists FHL Collection

Archives and Libraries

  • The West Tennessee Historical Society guide to archives and collections. Housed in the Mississippi Valley Collection of the Memphis State University Libraries. FHL Collection

Biography

  • Literary Memphis, a survey of its writers and writings FHL Collection
  • The old guard in gray : researches in the annals of the Confederate Historical Association, sketches of Memphis veterans who upheld her standard in the war, and of other Confederate worthies FHL Collection
  • History of the city of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent citizens FHL Collection

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

All Saints Catholic

7500 East Holmes Road, Memphis, TN 38125, Phone: (901) 948-1529

All Saints Episcopal Church Columbarium

1508 South White Station Road, Memphis TN 38117, 901/685-7333

Anshei Sphard

2160 Airways Blvd, Memphis, TN 38114

Baron Hirsch

1523 South Rozelle, Memphis, TN 38120
Contact:
Baron Hirsch Congregation
400 South Yates, Memphis, TN 38120, (901) 683-7485

Beth Sholom Memorial Gardens

Thought to contain the oldest marked grave in Shelby County, that of Sally Carr Bettis, who died giving birth to her ninth child in 1826.
Memphis, TN

Bettis Family

Memphis, TN

Calvary Catholic

1663 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38106, Phone: (901) 948-1529

Elmwood

Memphis, TN

  • Find A Grave
  • Elmwood: charter, rules, regulations and by-laws of Elmwood Cemetery Association of Memphis, history of the cemetery, biographical sketches, attractive monuments, names of proprietors FHL Collection
  • Confederate burials, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee FHL Collection
  • Confederates of Elmwood FHL Collection
  • Elmwood 2002 : in the shadow of the elms FHL Collection

Memphis National

formerly known as Mississippi River National Cemetery

  • Civil War soldiers buried in the Memphis Tennessee National Cemetery FHL Collection

Zalowitz-Beth El Emeth

4431 Horn Lake Road, Memphis, TN 38109

Census

Federal

1870
  • 1870 name index, wards, 1, 3-8, 10 (Memphis, Tennessee) FHL Collection

State

1865, 1869, 1897

Church Biography, History and Records

Baptist

  • A brief history of the Central Avenue Baptist Church from its organization, July, 1873 to January 1, 1937 FHL Collection

Congregational

Episcopal

Methodist

  • From the corner of Peabody and Bellevue: the history of St. John's Methodist Church, Memphis, Tennessee FHL Collection
  • The great book: Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church, 1832-1972, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee FHL Collection

Pentecostal

Presbyterian

  • Baptisms, communions, burials, and marriages, 1841-1995 (St. Peter's Cumberland Presbyterian) FHL Collection
    • Baptisms, 1841-1943
    • Communions, 1872-1893, 1946-1995
    • Burials, 1889-1995
    • Marriages, 1842-1995
  • Church records, 1845-1903 (Memphis First Cumberland Presbyterian) FHL Collection

Roman Catholic

The Catholic Center
5825 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38134-7316

Court Records

Directories

Epidemics

1870s: Series of yellow fever outbreaks

1878: Yellow fever outbreak reduced city population by nearly 75 percent, as result of either dying or fleeing the city permamently.

Genealogy

History

Jewish History and Records

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Genealogy

Historic

Obituaries

Public Records

Schools

Taxation

Town Records

Vital Records

Websites

Societies, Libraries and Museums

References