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'''Washington County, Tennessee''' ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to '''Washington County''' (established 1777) 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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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Washington_County,_Tennessee|Washington County]]'' <br>East Tennessee county established in 1777. Originally part of the pioneer Watauga Settlements, from 1784 to 1788, this land was also claimed by the abortive, short-lived [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]].<ref>J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.</ref>
 
  
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
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Washington 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>  
 
Washington 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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{TNWash}}]]&nbsp;'''Washington County Courthouse'''<br>100 East Main St.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659<br>Phone: 1-423-753-1621
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[[Image:{{TNWash}}|Washington County Courthouse, Jonesborough, Tennessee]]&nbsp;  
  
<br>[http://www.washingtoncountytn.com/?BISKIT=3403395669&CONTEXT=cat&cat=110 '''Washington County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>Birth records 1908-1912 and 1925-1938<br>100 East Main St.<br>P.O. Box 219<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659<br>Phone: 1-423-753-4716
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[http://www.washingtoncountytn.org/law_justice/circuit Washington County Courthouse]<br>100 East Main Street P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 219<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659<br>Phone: 1-423-753-1621
  
[http://www.washingtoncountytn.com/?CONTEXT=art&cat=0&art=142&BISKIT=3403395669 '''Washington County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>100 East Main St.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659<br>Phone: 1-423-753-1644
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County Clerk has birth records 1908-1912 and 1925-1938, marriage records from 1787 <br>and probate records from 1779. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington, Tennessee page 644, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. {{RAOGKcourthouse}}
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<br>[http://www.washingtoncountytn.org/government/county_clerk '''Washington County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>Birth records 1908-1912 and 1925-1938<br>100 East Main St.<br>P.O. Box 219<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659<br>Phone: 1-423-753-4716
  
<br>'''Friends of the Archive'''<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Archive/179357862101345 Facebook]  
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[http://www.washingtoncountytn.org/government/register_of_deeds '''Washington County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>100 East Main St.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659<br>Phone: 1-423-753-1644
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
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<br>'''Friends of the Archive'''<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Archive/179357862101345 Facebook]
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:{{PGW}}|President George Washington (1732-1799)]] [[Image:{{StateofFranklin}}]] The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington George Washington] (1732-1799) who became the First President of the United States in 1789.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
  
[[Image:{{PGW}}]] [[Image:{{StateofFranklin}}]] The county was named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington George Washington] (1732-1799) who became the First President of the United States in 1789.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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In 1776 settlers in what would eventually become [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]] successfully petitioned [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] to recognize the Washington District. The District included all of modern Tennessee except two small settlements (North-of-Holston, [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] County, and Pendleton, [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]] County) in the far northeast that were considered part of [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] at the time. From the Washington District North Carolina created '''Washington County''' in 1777 as ''the'' western county of North Carolina.<ref>Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, ''History of Washington County Tennessee'' (Jonesborough, Tenn.: Washington County Historical Assoc., 2001), 54.</ref> <br>  
  
In 1776 settlers in what would eventually become [[Tennessee|Tennessee]] successfully petitioned [[North Carolina|North Carolina]] to recognize the Washington District. The District included all of modern Tennessee except two small settlements (North-of-Holston, [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] County, and Pendleton, [[Washington County, Virginia|Washington]] County) in the far northeast that were considered part of [[Virginia|Virginia]] at the time. From the Washington District North Carolina created '''Washington County''' in 1777 as ''the'' western county of North Carolina.<ref>Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, ''History of Washington County Tennessee'' (Jonesborough, Tenn.: Washington County Historical Assoc., 2001), 54.</ref> <br>
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In August 1784 delegates from [[Washington_County,_Tennessee|Washington]] and two other western North Carolina counties which had split off from Washington (all now in [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]]), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the [[United States Genealogy|United States]] as the new [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]]. The Franklin statehood request was denied. By 1789 the hopes for a State of Franklin faded. North Carolina refused to recognize several counties created by Franklin out of Washington County.<ref>“State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).</ref>  
 
 
In August 1784 delegates from [[Washington_County,_Tennessee|Washington]] and two other western North Carolina counties which had split off from Washington (all now in [[Tennessee|Tennessee]]), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the [[United States|United States]] as the new [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]]. The Franklin statehood request was denied. By 1789 the hopes for a State of Franklin faded. North Carolina refused to recognize several counties created by Franklin out of Washington County.<ref>“State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).</ref>  
 
  
 
North Carolina became a state in 1789 and ceded her westernmost counties to the United States. The ceded counties, including most of Washington County, became the Southwest Territory.  
 
North Carolina became a state in 1789 and ceded her westernmost counties to the United States. The ceded counties, including most of Washington County, became the Southwest Territory.  
  
 
In 1792 North Carolina annexed back some land from Washington County that would later become [[Alleghany County, North Carolina|Alleghany]], [[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe]], and [[Watauga County, North Carolina|Watauga]] counties in North Carolina and attached it to [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County, North Carolina.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref> In 1796 the remainder of Washington County and the rest of the Southwest Territory became the new State of Tennessee.  
 
In 1792 North Carolina annexed back some land from Washington County that would later become [[Alleghany County, North Carolina|Alleghany]], [[Ashe County, North Carolina|Ashe]], and [[Watauga County, North Carolina|Watauga]] counties in North Carolina and attached it to [[Wilkes County, North Carolina|Wilkes]] County, North Carolina.<ref>Arthur L. Fletcher, ''Ashe County: A History'' (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.</ref> In 1796 the remainder of Washington County and the rest of the Southwest Territory became the new State of Tennessee.  
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East Tennessee county established in 1777. Originally part of the pioneer Watauga Settlements, from 1784 to 1788, this land was also claimed by the abortive, short-lived [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]].<ref>J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.</ref>
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also '''[[Washington (old) County, North Carolina]]''', originally called Washington District, North Carolina, for further information about '''Washington County, Tennessee'''.  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also '''[[Washington (old) County, North Carolina]]''', originally called Washington District, North Carolina, for further information about '''Washington County, Tennessee'''.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1777--'''Washington County was created 15 November 1777 from Washington district. <br>'''County seat:''' Jonesborough <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 644. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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'''1777--'''Washington County was created 15 November 1777 from Washington district. <br>'''County seat:''' Jonesborough <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 644. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
  
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNWashingtoncorrect.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref name="null">Voice of Betty Jane Hylton, County Co-coordinator, Washington County, Tennessee TNGenWeb; Editor, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (2010).</ref> (female)  
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#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNWashingtoncorrect.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Betty Jane Hylton, County Co-coordinator, Washington County, Tennessee TNGenWeb; Editor, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (2010).</ref> (female)  
 
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNWashingtonWeller.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).</ref> (female)
 
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNWashingtonWeller.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).</ref> (female)
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
'''1839'''--Fire damaged records  
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{{Fire}}'''1839''' Fire damaged courthouse records.<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 22 March 2016).</ref><br>
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*Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1890
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*County records are virtually complete.<ref>Robert M. McBride, ''Tennessee County Data'' (Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1966), 48.</ref>
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factwashington.htm Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Washington 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-washington-county Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Washington 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.)
  
 
==== Getting Started  ====
 
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==== Bibles  ====
 
==== Bibles  ====
  
*Watauga Association of Genealogists. ''Tennessee Bible and Family Records''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1996. {{FHL|976.8 V2wa}}. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!]&nbsp;[Washington County families are&nbsp;the primary focus.]
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*Watauga Association of Genealogists. ''Tennessee Bible and Family Records''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1996. {{FHL|976.8 V2wa}}. [http://tngenweb.org/washington/research-aids/lookup-volunteers/ Free Lookups Available!]&nbsp;Washington County families are&nbsp;the primary focus.
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. <br><br>Some of the best places to start Washington County cemetery searches are:
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*Bennett, Charles M. ''Washington County, Tennessee Tombstone Inscriptions'' by Charles M. Bennett and Watauga Association of Genealogist, compiled by Loraine Bennett Rae in 3 volumes. Nashville, TN: TRAECO Printing, 1977.
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/cemetery/cemetery.htm Washington County TNGen Web Page]
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Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Washington County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_cems.htm website].
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The [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Cemeteries#Online_Resources Tennessee Cemeteries] page provides explanations of the following online resources:
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2514 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tngenweb.org/washington/records-data/cemeteries/cemeteries-of-washington-county-tennessee/ TNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Tennessee+Washington+County.&qt=results_page 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=Washington&cemetery_name=a#/ BillionGraves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/tn/washington/cemeteries.html TNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/washington-tn-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/washington.html Tombstone Project]
| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2514 county list]
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12715&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=295&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tennesseegravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=90 TNGravestones]
 
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Tennessee+Washington+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tngenweb.org/cemeteries/index.html#co=washington TNGenWeb Cemeteries]
| [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php?function=county&s_county=washington TNGenWeb Cemetery Database]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/ BillionGraves]
| [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/cemetery/cemetery.htm Washington Co., TNGenWeb]  
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| [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/washington.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''
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*[http://tennessee.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery.cfm Tennessee Cemeteries] - Hometown Locator
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*Bennett, Charles M. ''Washington County, Tennessee Tombstone Inscriptions'' by Charles M. Bennett and Watauga Association of Genealogist, compiled by Loraine Bennett Rae in 3 volumes. Nashville, TN: TRAECO Printing, 1977.
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*Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Washington County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_cems.htm website].
  
 
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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.  
  
See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/w-tn.htm#Washington Washington County, TN&nbsp;census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [[http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]].  
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See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/w-tn.htm#Washington Washington County, TN&nbsp;census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>].  
  
'''1790''' - Lost, only statistics survive<ref>Arlene Eakle, [http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2010/05/20/reconstructing-the-1790-census-of-tennessee/ "Reconstructing the 1790 Census of Tennessee,"] ''Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog,'' 20 May 2010.</ref>, but substitutes are available see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Taxation Taxation], and:  
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'''1790 Lost''' Only statistics survive<ref>Arlene Eakle, [http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2010/05/20/reconstructing-the-1790-census-of-tennessee/ "Reconstructing the 1790 Census of Tennessee,"] ''Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog,'' 20 May 2010.</ref>, but substitutes are available see [[Washington County, Tennessee#Taxation|Taxation]], and:  
  
*Eakle, Arlene. ''Tennessee Research''. 2010. Purchase information at [http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2010/06/04/tennessee-research-2010-edition-is-at-the-printer/ Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog]. [Includes a reconstructed 1790 census, sources: "Contemporary lists–tax lists, militia rolls, land grants and deeds, claims for pre-emption lands, names recorded in diaries and journals. And numerous histories compiled by local historians from records that we have not seen or read ourselves."]
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*Eakle, Arlene. ''Tennessee Research''. 2010. Purchase information at [http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2010/06/04/tennessee-research-2010-edition-is-at-the-printer/ Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog]. Includes a reconstructed 1790 census, sources: "Contemporary lists–tax lists, militia rolls, land grants and deeds, claims for pre-emption lands, names recorded in diaries and journals. And numerous histories compiled by local historians from records that we have not seen or read ourselves."  
*Jackson, Ronald Vern. ''Ohio, 1790, Volume Two''. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1986. {{FHL|977.1 X2o 1790}}. [Includes "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio," i.e. East Tennessee.<ref>Arlene Eakle, [http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/06/05/territory-southwest-of-the-river-ohio/ "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio,"] ''Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog,'' 5 June 2009.</ref>]
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*Jackson, Ronald Vern. ''Ohio, 1790, Volume Two''. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1986. {{FHL|977.1 X2o 1790}}. Includes "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio," i.e. East Tennessee.<ref>Arlene Eakle, [http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/06/05/territory-southwest-of-the-river-ohio/ "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio,"] ''Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog,'' 5 June 2009.</ref>  
 
*McGhee, Lucy Kate. ''Partial Census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as Taken from the North Carolina Land Grants''. 3 Parts. Microfilmed in 1990. {{FHL|1728882}} Item 4 and {{FHL|1683130}} Item 3.
 
*McGhee, Lucy Kate. ''Partial Census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as Taken from the North Carolina Land Grants''. 3 Parts. Microfilmed in 1990. {{FHL|1728882}} Item 4 and {{FHL|1683130}} Item 3.
  
'''1800''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Taxation Taxation].  
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'''1800 ''' A substitute is available, see [[Washington County, Tennessee#Taxation|Taxation]].  
  
'''1810''' - Lost, but a substitute is available:  
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'''1810 Lost''' A substitute is available:  
  
*Sherrill, Charles A. ''The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources.'' Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. {{FHL|976.8 X2s 1810}}.
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*Sherrill, Charles A. ''The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources.'' Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. {{FHL|976.8 X2s 1810}}; [https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Reconstructed_1810_Census_of_Tenness.html?id=CaqNSAAACAAJ Google Books].
  
'''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>  
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'''1810 - 1891'''  
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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 $
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'''1820 Lost''' <ref>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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Published abstracts:  
 
Published abstracts:  
  
*National Archives. ''Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820''. 1920; reprint, Knightstown,&nbsp;Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. {{FHL|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|973 X2m 1820}}; digital version at [http://www.killerstartups.com/review/lineages-com-professional-online-genealogy-service/ Lineages]. Covers this county.
  
*1820 Census of Manufactures: Washington County, ''East Tennessee Roots'', Vol. 8, No. 4 ():247. For availability and an online description, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].
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*1820 Census of Manufactures: Washington County, ''East Tennessee Roots'', Vol. 8, No. 4 ():247. For availability and an online description, see [[Washington County, Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].
  
 
'''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|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|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, Washington 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|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|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, Washington County on page 154.
  
 
'''1860'''  
 
'''1860'''  
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*Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''1880 Census Washington County, Tennessee''. Nashville: B. Sistler &amp; Associates, 1994. {{FHL|976.897 X2s 1880}}. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!]
 
*Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''1880 Census Washington County, Tennessee''. Nashville: B. Sistler &amp; Associates, 1994. {{FHL|976.897 X2s 1880}}. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!]
  
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
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'''1890 Lost''' 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|976.8 X2r v. 7 1891}}. [Washington County is included in Vol. 7.]
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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|976.8 X2r v. 7 1891}}. Washington County is included in Vol. 7.  
 
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|976.8 X2s 1890}}.
 
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|976.8 X2s 1890}}.
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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 $
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~antiochbcjcrecords/antiochbcjcrecords.htm Antioch Baptist Church Records, 1950-1981]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
'''Deeds'''  
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'''''Deeds'''''
  
The original Washington County Deed Books are kept at the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse County Courthouse]. In 1969, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed Deed Books 1 to 53 (1782-1887) and an Index (1783-1900). FHL copies: {{FHL|825522}} - {{FHL|825541}}.  
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The original Washington County Deed Books are kept at the [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse|County Courthouse]]. In 1969, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed Deed Books 1 to 53 (1782-1887) and an Index (1783-1900). FHL copies: {{FHL|825522}} - {{FHL|825541}}.  
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Washington County land records. They offer a record retrieval 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 Washington County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington1-land.html Deed Book 1: 1782-1787]  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/washingtonland1.html Deed Book 1: 1782-1787]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington2-land.html Deed Book 2: 1784-1792]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington2-land.html Deed Book 2: 1784-1792]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington3-land.html Deed Book 3: 1783-1786]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington3-land.html Deed Book 3: 1783-1786]  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington16.html Deed Book 16: 1818]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington16.html Deed Book 16: 1818]  
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington17.html Deed Book 17: 1819-1828]
 
*[http://www.copies1918.com/washington17.html Deed Book 17: 1819-1828]
 
 
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Some Washington County land records have been abstracted:  
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''Some Washington County land records have been abstracted:''
  
*'''[c1771-1815]''' Pruitt, A.B. ''North Carolina Land Warrants in Tennessee, Valid and Invalid''. [Whitakers, N.C.]: A.B.&nbsp;Pruitt, 2004. {{FHL|976.89 R2p}}.  
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*'''c1771-1815''' - Pruitt, A.B. ''North Carolina Land Warrants in Tennessee, Valid and Invalid''. Whitakers, N.C.: A.B.&nbsp;Pruitt, 2004. {{FHL|976.89 R2p}}.  
*'''[1775-1817]''' Rae, Lorraine. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Deeds'' [1775-1817]. 2 vols. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1991. {{FHL|976.897 R2r v. 1}}.  
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*'''1775-1817''' - Rae, Lorraine. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Deeds'' (1775-1817). 2 vols. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1991. {{FHL|976.897 R2r v. 1}}.  
*'''[1778-1783]''' Meier, Oveda. ''Entry Taker's Report, 1778-1783, Washington County, Tennessee, Sullivan County, Tennessee''. Salt Lake City, Utah: O. Meier, 1987. {{FHL|976.89 R2m}}.  
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*'''1778-1783''' - Meier, Oveda. ''Entry Taker's Report, 1778-1783, Washington County, Tennessee, Sullivan County, Tennessee''. Salt Lake City, Utah: O. Meier, 1987. {{FHL|976.89 R2m}}.  
*'''[1779-1866]''' Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). ''General Index to Deeds, 1779-1866, Washington County, Tennessee''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|24850}} Items 1-2.  
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*'''1779-1866''' - Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). ''General Index to Deeds, 1779-1866, Washington County, Tennessee''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|24850}} Items 1-2.  
*'''[1780-1820]''' Meier, Oveda. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Index to Early Land Owners, 1780-1820''. Salt Lake City, Utah: O. Meier, 1989. {{FHL|976.897 R2m index}}.  
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*'''1780-1820''' - Meier, Oveda. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Index to Early Land Owners, 1780-1820''. Salt Lake City, Utah: O. Meier, 1989. {{FHL|976.897 R2m index}}.  
*'''[1802-1904]''' Pruitt, A.B. ''Washington Co., TN, Land Entries: 1802-1805, 1824-1875, 1879-1904''. n.p.: A.B. Pruitt, 2007. {{FHL|976.897 R2pa}}.  
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*'''1802-1904''' - Pruitt, A.B. ''Washington Co., TN, Land Entries: 1802-1805, 1824-1875, 1879-1904''. n.p.: A.B. Pruitt, 2007. {{FHL|976.897 R2pa}}.  
*'''[1803-1899]''' Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann. ''Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899''. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2004. {{FHL|976.897 P2t}}.
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*'''1803-1899''' - Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann. ''Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899''. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2004. {{FHL|976.897 P2t}}.
  
'''Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina'''  
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'''''Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina'''''  
  
 
The original Washington County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Washington County, both ''before '''''and''' ''after ''its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1770-1803.  
 
The original Washington County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Washington County, both ''before '''''and''' ''after ''its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1770-1803.  
  
Instructions:  
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''Instructions:''
  
 
#Follow this [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/CallNumberSearch.aspx '''link'''] to conduct a "'''Call Number Search'''" using the MARS Catalog on their site.  
 
#Follow this [http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/CallNumberSearch.aspx '''link'''] to conduct a "'''Call Number Search'''" using the MARS Catalog on their site.  
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#In the window that pops up, click '''Show List of Child Records''' and a list of Washington County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.<ref>J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.</ref>
 
#In the window that pops up, click '''Show List of Child Records''' and a list of Washington County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.<ref>J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.</ref>
  
N.B. You can also search by name through the&nbsp;'''[http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Basic Search]''', but it lacks soundex capabilities.  
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N.B. You can also search by name through the&nbsp;'''[http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx Basic Search]''', but it lacks soundex capabilities.
  
 
==== 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.'' <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Meigs County, Tennessee page 642, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  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 [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  ====
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*Watauga Association of Genealogists. ''History of Washington County, Tennessee, 1988''. Johnson City TN: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988. LC 88-51330.&nbsp;
 
*Watauga Association of Genealogists. ''History of Washington County, Tennessee, 1988''. Johnson City TN: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988. LC 88-51330.&nbsp;
  
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[[Image:Tnwashington.png|thumb|right|180px|Washington County]]
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*'''[1779]''' Reeves, Charles A. ''Sullivan &amp; Washington Counties [Tennessee], the County Bounds in 1779''. Published 2000. Purchase at [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm ReevesMaps.com]; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.
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*'''1777-1985''' - [http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
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*'''1779''' - Reeves, Charles A. ''Sullivan &amp; Washington Counties [Tennessee], the County Bounds in 1779''. Published 2000. Purchase at [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm ReevesMaps.com]; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.
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Lusk identified 82 early land grants on the Watauga River and prepared a map showing their locations, along with abstracts of the grants, in:
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*Lusk, Ann. "Early Settlers on the Watauga River," ''Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists,'' Vol. 35, No. 1 (2006):60-71.
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==== Migration  ====
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Lusk identifies many residents of [[Augusta County, Virginia]] who migrated to pioneer Washington County, Tennessee in:
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*Lusk, Ann. "Some Early Settlers in Washington County, Tennessee," ''Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists,'' Vol. 34, No. 3 (2005):143-145.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''Revolutionary War'''
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
 
The following Washington County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
 
The following Washington County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
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*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions]  
 
*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions]  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/military/revwar.htm ''Washington Countians in the Revolutionary War'']  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/military/revwar.htm ''Washington Countians in the Revolutionary War'']  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/military/pensioners1840.htm ''1840 Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services Tennessee-Eastern District''] From ''Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services With Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, c1841'' Southern Book Co., 1954
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*[http://tngenweb.org/washington/records-data/washington-county-military-index/miscellaneous-military-records/1840-pensioners-tennessee-eastern-district/ ''1840 Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services Tennessee-Eastern District''] From ''Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services With Their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, c1841'' Southern Book Co., 1954
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*[http://tngenweb.org/washington/records-data/washington-county-military-index/washington-county-revolutionary-war-veterans/ Washington County Revolutionary War Veterans], courtesy of TNGenWeb.
  
Additional resources include:  
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''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|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|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, Washington 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|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|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, Washington County on page 154.  
 
*Allen, Penelope Johnson. ''Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution:&nbsp;A Roster of Soldiers Living During the Revolutionary War in the Counties of Washington and Sullivan''. n.p.: Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1935. {{FHL|976.89 M23a}}.  
 
*Allen, Penelope Johnson. ''Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution:&nbsp;A Roster of Soldiers Living During the Revolutionary War in the Counties of Washington and Sullivan''. n.p.: Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1935. {{FHL|976.89 M23a}}.  
 
*King's Mountain Participants (sel.),&nbsp;''Holston Pastfinder'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Sep. 2001).  
 
*King's Mountain Participants (sel.),&nbsp;''Holston Pastfinder'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Sep. 2001).  
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*Pension Roll, 1835,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 29, No. 1 (2000).  
 
*Pension Roll, 1835,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 29, No. 1 (2000).  
 
*Pensions, 1834,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 23, No. 2 (1994).  
 
*Pensions, 1834,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 23, No. 2 (1994).  
*''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.  
 
*Rejected or Suspended Revolutionary War Pensions, June 7, 1832,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 36, No. 1 (2007).  
 
*Rejected or Suspended Revolutionary War Pensions, June 7, 1832,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 36, No. 1 (2007).  
 
*Revolutionary &amp; Military Pensioners,&nbsp;''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 1983).  
 
*Revolutionary &amp; Military Pensioners,&nbsp;''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 1983).  
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*Washington&nbsp;County Tennessee Men at Kings Mountain, ''Holston Pastfinder'', Vol. 18, No. 1 (Sep. 1999).
 
*Washington&nbsp;County Tennessee Men at Kings Mountain, ''Holston Pastfinder'', Vol. 18, No. 1 (Sep. 1999).
  
'''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. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1961):122-124. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Washington County pensioners 8(3):95, 8(4):122.]
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*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1961):122-124. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. Includes Washington County pensioners 8(3):95, 8(4):122.  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/military/1812war.htm ''War of 1812 - Soldiers from Washington County, Tennessee''] Courtesy:TNGenWeb
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/military/1812war.htm ''War of 1812 - Soldiers from Washington County, Tennessee''] Courtesy:TNGenWeb
  
'''Indian Wars'''
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=====Indian Wars=====
  
 
*Service against Chickamaugas, 1790 Claims,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Dec. 1989).
 
*Service against Chickamaugas, 1790 Claims,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 5, No. 3 (Dec. 1989).
 
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*Certificates of Capt. J. Hadley, 1788,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995).
 
*Certificates of Capt. J. Hadley, 1788,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995).
  
'''Civil War'''
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=====Civil War=====
  
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'''''Online Records'''''
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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
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $  
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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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 Washington 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;Washington County.  
 
Civil War service men from Washington 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;Washington County.  
  
<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>
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<u>''Confederate Soldiers''</u>  
  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's)]] - CSA - Company M.  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Carter's)]] - CSA - Company M.  
 
*[[19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Company B.  
 
*[[19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|19th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Company B.  
 
*[[26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers)|26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers)]] - CSA - Company B.  
 
*[[26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers)|26th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (3rd East Tennessee Volunteers)]] - CSA - Company B.  
*[[29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Companies G and I.  
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*[[29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Companies G and I.
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*[[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company F (Walker's Battalion).<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
 
*[[37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles)|37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles)]] - CSA - Company F.  
 
*[[37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles)|37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles)]] - CSA - Company F.  
 
*[[60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry)|60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry)]] - CSA - Companies A, C, D, F and K.  
 
*[[60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry)|60th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Crawford's) (79th Infantry)]] - CSA - Companies A, C, D, F and K.  
 
*[[63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Fain's) (74th Infantry)|63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Fain's) (74th Infantry) ]]- CSA
 
*[[63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Fain's) (74th Infantry)|63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Fain's) (74th Infantry) ]]- CSA
  
<u>Union Soldiers</u>
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<u>''Union Soldiers''</u>  
  
 
*[[8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Companies D, E and F.  
 
*[[8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Companies D, E and F.  
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*[[13th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Companies I and M.
 
*[[13th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|13th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Companies I and M.
  
<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Washington County:</u>
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<u>''Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Washington County:''</u>  
  
 
*Worsham, William J. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/oldnineteenthten00wors Old Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment, C.S.A. June, 1861-April, l865.] ''Knoxville, Tennessee: Press of Paragon Printing Co., 1902.&nbsp; Free digital copy.  
 
*Worsham, William J. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/oldnineteenthten00wors Old Nineteenth Tennessee Regiment, C.S.A. June, 1861-April, l865.] ''Knoxville, Tennessee: Press of Paragon Printing Co., 1902.&nbsp; Free digital copy.  
*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/washington/military.html Washington County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp;&nbsp;Military Records.  
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*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/washington/military.html Washington County Tennessee Archives].&nbsp;&nbsp;Military Records.  
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension191.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Washington County], (accessed 1 Feb 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/pension191.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Washington County]. Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n399/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 1 Feb 2012). Online at Internet Archive. Washington County, page 381-384.  
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*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n399/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. Washington County, page 381-384.  
*TNGenWeb, [http://tngenweb.org/washington/ Washington County Tennessee Military], (accessed 1 Feb 2011).&nbsp; Links to the 2nd NC Mounted Infantry, 4th TN Cavalry Company B and Battle of Limestone Station.
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*TNGenWeb, [http://tngenweb.org/washington/records-data/washington-county-military-index/washington-county-civil-war-veterans/ Washington County Tennessee Civil War Veterans].&nbsp; Links to the 2nd NC Mounted Infantry, 4th TN Cavalry Company B and Battle of Limestone Station.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{RAOGKobituary}} 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 Washington County click on the following cities or towns:  
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Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at [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 Washington County click on the following cities or towns:  
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-j.htm#Johnson_City Johnson City]  
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-j#Johnson_City Johnson City]  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-j.htm#Jonesborough Jonesborough]  
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-j#Jonesborough Jonesborough]  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-l.htm#Limestone Limestone]
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-l#Limestone Limestone]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6535 The Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee)] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51583 Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee)] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51584 Kingsport Times News (Kingsport, Tennessee)] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
  
 
==== 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|976.8 U2m}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_easttennesseesforgottenchildren World Vital Records] ($). Purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/East%20Tennessees%20Forgotten%20Children/9259.html Genealogical.com]. [Includes Washington County.]
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*Miller, Alan N. ''East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911''. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. {{FHL|976.8 U2m}}. Digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc_easttennesseesforgottenchildren World Vital Records] ($). Purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/East%20Tennessees%20Forgotten%20Children/9259.html Genealogical.com]. Includes Washington County.
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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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 $
  
 
'''''Wills'''''  
 
'''''Wills'''''  
  
The original Washington County Wills are kept at the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse County Courthouse]. They have been microfilmed twice:  
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The original Washington County Wills are kept at the [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse|County Courthouse]]. They have been microfilmed twice:  
  
 
#Will Books 1 to 4 (1779-1889). Microfilmed in 1969 by [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TLSA]]. FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|825521}}; {{FHL|1012321}}.  
 
#Will Books 1 to 4 (1779-1889). Microfilmed in 1969 by [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TLSA]]. FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|825521}}; {{FHL|1012321}}.  
 
#Wills and Index 1779-1889. Microfilmed in&nbsp;1999 by the Genealogical Society of Utah: {{FHL|2138815}} Items 2-3, {{FHL|2138830}}.
 
#Wills and Index 1779-1889. Microfilmed in&nbsp;1999 by the Genealogical Society of Utah: {{FHL|2138815}} Items 2-3, {{FHL|2138830}}.
  
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*Wills index, 1779-1889  
*Wills index, 1779-1889
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*Wills, 1779-1924 (7 vols.)  
*Wills, 1779-1924 (7 vols.)
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*Bonds, Letters, 1875-1950 (9 vols.)  
*Bonds, Letters, 1875-1950 (9 vols.)
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*Insolvent estate records, 1852-1867  
*Insolvent estate records, 1852-1867
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*Inventories, 1779-1924 (14 vols.)  
*Inventories, 1779-1924 (14 vols.)
 
 
*Settlements, 1790-1935 (19 vols.)
 
*Settlements, 1790-1935 (19 vols.)
  
 
The organization [http://www.copies1918.com/index.html Strictly By Name] provides free online indexes to early Washington County probate records. They offer a record retrieval 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 Washington County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:  
  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/wash-will.html Will Book 1: 1779-1858]  
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/washingtonwills1.html Will Book 1: 1779-1858]  
#[http://www.copies1918.com/washingtonwills2.html Will Book 2: 1858-1889]
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*[http://www.copies1918.com/washingtonwills2.html Will Book 2: 1858-1889]
  
 
The following Washington County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
 
The following Washington County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
  
*'''[1777-1872]''' Burgner, Goldene Fillers. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Wills, 1777-1872''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1983. {{FHL|976.897 P28w}}. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!]  
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*'''1777-1872''' - Burgner, Goldene Fillers. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Wills, 1777-1872''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1983. {{FHL|976.897 P28w}}. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!]  
*'''[1778-1820]''' Huffine, Ethel Depew and Ruth Stuart. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Parrish Print., 1961. {{FHL|976.897 V2h}}.  
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*'''1778-1820''' - Huffine, Ethel Depew and Ruth Stuart. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Parrish Print., 1961. {{FHL|976.897 V2h}}.  
*'''[1779-1860]''' Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). ''Washington County Will Books, 1779-1860; Estate Records, 1779-1860''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|24849}}, {{FHL|24852}} - {{FHL|24853}}.  
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*'''1779-1860''' - Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). ''Washington County Will Books, 1779-1860; Estate Records, 1779-1860''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|24849}}, {{FHL|24852}} - {{FHL|24853}}.  
*'''[1779-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|976.8 P22s}}. [Includes an index to this county's wills.] [http://www.digginbones.com/LookUpPages/TennesseeLookups.htm Free Lookups Available!]  
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*'''1779-1861''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|976.8 P22s}}. Includes an index to this county's wills. [http://www.digginbones.com/free-lookups.php Free Lookups Available!]  
*'''[1779-1889]''' Strictly By Name (see above).  
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*'''1779-1889''' - Strictly By Name (see above).  
*'''[1790-1841] '''Shell, Vera E. and WPA. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Settlements of Estates'' [1790-1841]. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1999. {{FHL|976.897 P2s}}.  
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*'''1790-1841''' - Shell, Vera E. and WPA. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Settlements of Estates'' (1790-1841). Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1999. {{FHL|976.897 P2s}}.  
*'''[1790-1841]''' Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. ''Washington County, Tennessee Settlement of Estates: 1790-1841''. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1999. {{FHL|976.897 P2L}}.  
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*'''1790-1841''' - Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. ''Washington County, Tennessee Settlement of Estates: 1790-1841''. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1999. {{FHL|976.897 P2L}}.  
*'''[1803-1899]''' Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann. ''Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899''. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2004. {{FHL|976.897 P2t}}.
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*'''1803-1899''' - Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann. ''Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899''. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2004. {{FHL|976.897 P2t}}.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
The original Washington County Tax Books (1778-1885) are held at the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse County Courthouse]. [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed these records in 1969. FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|825545}} - {{FHL|825548}}.  
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The original Washington County Tax Books (1778-1885) are held at the [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse|County Courthouse]]. [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed these records in 1969. FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|825545}} - {{FHL|825548}}.  
  
 
The original Washington County Record of Land Sales 1911-1914 for Delinquent Taxes were microfilmed by [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] in 1969. FHL copies: {{FHL|1012303}} Item 2.  
 
The original Washington County Record of Land Sales 1911-1914 for Delinquent Taxes were microfilmed by [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] in 1969. FHL copies: {{FHL|1012303}} Item 2.  
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The earliest Washington County tax records, through 1850, have been published and indexed:<ref>The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</ref>  
 
The earliest Washington County tax records, through 1850, have been published and indexed:<ref>The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</ref>  
  
*'''[1778]''' Taxpayers, 1778,''East Tennessee Historical Society Publications''. Knoxville TN: 1962. Issues 34 and 35.  
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*'''1778''' - Taxpayers, 1778,''East Tennessee Historical Society Publications''. Knoxville TN: 1962. Issues 34 and 35.  
*'''[1778, 1814, 1819]''' Mary Barnett Curtis, ''Early East Tennessee Tax Lists'' (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing Company, 1964), {{FHL|976.8 R4c}}. [Includes 1778, 1814, and 1815 tax lists.]
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*'''1778, 1814, 1819''' - Mary Barnett Curtis, ''Early East Tennessee Tax Lists'' (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing Company, 1964), {{FHL|976.8 R4c}}. Includes 1778, 1814, and 1815 tax lists.  
*'''[1778, 1787]''' Creekmore, Pollyanna. ''Early East Tennessee Taxpayers.'' Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1980. {{FHL|976.8 R4cp}} and Silas Emmett Lucas's Revised Index {{FHL|976.8 R4cp index}}. [Includes 1778 and 1787 tax lists.]
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*'''1778, 1787''' - Creekmore, Pollyanna. ''Early East Tennessee Taxpayers.'' Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1980. {{FHL|976.8 R4cp}} and Silas Emmett Lucas's Revised Index {{FHL|976.8 R4cp index}}. Includes 1778 and 1787 tax lists.  
*'''[1778-1850]''' Rasmussen, Geoffrey D. ''East Tennessee Tax Records Index''. [1778-1850] 3 vols. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005. {{FHL|976.897 R42r v. 1}}.  
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*'''1778-1850''' - Rasmussen, Geoffrey D. ''East Tennessee Tax Records Index''. [1778-1850] 3 vols. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005. {{FHL|976.897 R42r v. 1}}.  
*'''[1778-1801]''' McCown, Mary Hardin, Nancy E. Jones Stickley and Inez E. Burns. ''Washington County, Tennessee Records, Vol. 1: Washington County Lists of Taxables, 1778-1801; Abstract of Washington County Minutes; Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1778-1801; Lists of Officers of Washington County, 1778-1801; Miscellaneous Records in Washington County''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Mary Hardin McCown, 1964. {{FHL|976.897 N2m}}.  
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*'''1778-1801''' - McCown, Mary Hardin, Nancy E. Jones Stickley and Inez E. Burns. ''Washington County, Tennessee Records, Vol. 1: Washington County Lists of Taxables, 1778-1801; Abstract of Washington County Minutes; Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1778-1801; Lists of Officers of Washington County, 1778-1801; Miscellaneous Records in Washington County''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Mary Hardin McCown, 1964. {{FHL|976.897 N2m}}.  
*'''[1787-1799]''' Tax Lists, 1787-99,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 17, No. 2 (Aug. 2001).  
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*'''1787-1799''' - Tax Lists, 1787-99,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 17, No. 2 (Aug. 2001).  
*'''[1787-1790]''' Taxpayers, 1787-90,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1989).  
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*'''1787-1790''' - Taxpayers, 1787-90,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1989).  
*'''[1788]''' East TN Taxpayers, 1788,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Apr. 1989).  
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*'''1788''' - East TN Taxpayers, 1788,&nbsp;''Tennessee Ancestors'', Vol. 5, No. 1 (Apr. 1989).  
*'''[1790]''' DeLoach, Javan Michael. "Washington County 1790 List of Taxables," [4 parts] available [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/washington/taxlists.html online], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives. [Source: MSS., Washington County Courthouse.]
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*'''1790''' - DeLoach, Javan Michael. "Washington County 1790 List of Taxables," [4 parts] available [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/washington/taxlists.html online], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives. Source: MSS., Washington County Courthouse.
*'''[1798-1852]''' List of Taxables, 1798-1852,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1798-1852''' - List of Taxables, 1798-1852,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1814-1819]''' Historical Records Project. ''Tax List, 1814-1819, Washington County, Tennessee''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn.; {{FHL|24853}} Item 2.  
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*'''1814-1819''' - Historical Records Project. ''Tax List, 1814-1819, Washington County, Tennessee''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn.; {{FHL|24853}} Item 2.  
*'''[1814, 1819]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists''. Evanston, Ill.: B. &amp; B. Sistler, 1977. {{FHL|976.8 R4s}}. [Includes 1814 and 1819 tax lists.]
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*'''1814, 1819''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists''. Evanston, Ill.: B. &amp; B. Sistler, 1977. {{FHL|976.8 R4s}}. Includes 1814 and 1819 tax lists.  
*'''[1814]''' Tax List, 1814, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer 1973). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1814''' - Tax List, 1814, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer 1973). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1815]''' Tax List, 1815, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 11, No. 1 (1982). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1815''' - Tax List, 1815, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 11, No. 1 (1982). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1815-1819]''' Washington County, Tennessee, Lists of Taxables, 1815-1819 (photocopies), in [http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/Collections/afindaid/a295.html Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection], Accession No. 295, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.  
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*'''1815-1819''' - Washington County, Tennessee, Lists of Taxables, 1815-1819 (photocopies), in [http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/Collections/afindaid/a295.html Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection], Accession No. 295, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.  
*'''[1816]''' Tax List, 1816,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (1983); Vol. 12, No. 2 (1983). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1816''' - Tax List, 1816,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 12, No. 1 (1983); Vol. 12, No. 2 (1983). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1817]''' Tax List, 1817,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol.&nbsp;13, No. 1 (1984); Vol. 13, No. 2 (1984). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1817''' - Tax List, 1817,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol.&nbsp;13, No. 1 (1984); Vol. 13, No. 2 (1984). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1818]''' Tax List, 1818,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'',&nbsp;Vol. 13, No. 2 (1984); Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (1985). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1818''' - Tax List, 1818,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'',&nbsp;Vol. 13, No. 2 (1984); Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (1985). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1819]''' Tax List, 1819,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'',&nbsp;Vol. 14, No. 2 (1985); Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 1986). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1819''' - Tax List, 1819,&nbsp;''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'',&nbsp;Vol. 14, No. 2 (1985); Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 1986). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1830]''' Williams, Sherman (Mrs.). "Washington County, Tennessee Tax Lists - 1830," ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1972):63-78. FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.897 B2w v. 1. For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals]. [Source: original manuscripts, Courthouse, Jonesboro, Tenn.]
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*'''1830''' - Williams, Sherman (Mrs.). "Washington County, Tennessee Tax Lists - 1830," ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1972):63-78. FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.897 B2w v. 1. For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]]. Source: original manuscripts, Courthouse, Jonesboro, Tenn.  
*'''[1831-1833]''' Washington County, Tennessee, Lists of Taxables, 1831-1833 (photocopies), in [http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/Collections/afindaid/a295.html Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection], Accession No. 295, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.  
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*'''1831-1833''' - Washington County, Tennessee, Lists of Taxables, 1831-1833 (photocopies), in [http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/Collections/afindaid/a295.html Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection], Accession No. 295, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.  
*'''[1840]''' Tax List, 1840, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (1975). For further access , see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1840''' - Tax List, 1840, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 1 (1975). For further access , see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1850]''' Tax List, 1850, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (1975). For further access, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals Periodicals].  
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*'''1850''' - Tax List, 1850, ''Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (1975). For further access, see [[Washington_County,_Tennessee#Periodicals|Periodicals]].  
*'''[1890]''' "Washington County 1890 Tax List Images," available [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/washington/taxlists.html online], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
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*'''1890''' - "Washington County 1890 Tax List Images," available [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/washington/taxlists.html online], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
*'''[1891]''' "Washington County 1891 Tax List Images," available [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/washington/taxlists.html online], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
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*'''1891''' - "Washington County 1891 Tax List Images," available [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/washington/taxlists.html online], courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
For a detailed discussion about accessing Washington County marriage records, see: {{WeRelate|Source:Washington%2C_Tennessee%2C_United_States._Washington_County%2C_Tennessee_Marriage_Books%2C_Licenses%2C_and_Bonds|WeRelate}}.  
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For a detailed discussion about accessing Washington County marriage records, see the following resources: {{WeRelate|Source:Washington%2C_Tennessee%2C_United_States._Washington_County%2C_Tennessee_Marriage_Books%2C_Licenses%2C_and_Bonds|WeRelate}}.  
  
The original Washington County Marriage Licenses and Bonds are kept at the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse County Courthouse]. They have been microfilmed twice:
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<u>State Marriage Records </u>
  
#Marriage Record Books 0 [sic] to 12 (1787-1962) and Marriage Bonds and Licenses (1886-1929). Microfilmed in 1969 by [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]]; FHL copies: {{FHL|825502}} -&nbsp;{{FHL|825508}}, {{FHL|1012312}} - {{FHL|1012313}}.  
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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 $
#Marriage Licenses and Bonds, 1787-1950. Microfilmed in 1999 by&nbsp;the Genealogical Society of Utah;&nbsp;corresponding FHL call numbers are not consecutive and some of the films remain in the Granite Mountain Records Vault; link to&nbsp;{{FHL|836998|title-id|disp=title page}}.
 
  
These records have been abstracted several times. Each editor was selective in the amount of detail he or she published. As&nbsp;guides to lead you back to the original sources, Huffine and Hougland&nbsp;surpass the others as they cite pages numbers from the original volumes. The following is a list of these publications:
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*'''1780-2002''' - {{RecordSearch|1936414|Tennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]— index
  
*'''[1778-1820]''' Huffine, Ethel Depew and Ruth Stuart. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills [1778-1820]''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Parrish Print., 1961. {{FHL|976.897 V2h}}. [Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates of license and marriage, as well as citiations to volume and page numbers. Source:&nbsp;original courthouse records.]
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*'''1790-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*'''[1780-1870] '''Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Early East Tennessee Marriages''. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1987. {{FHL|976.8 V2s v. 1}}. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage or marriage bond dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.] [http://www.digginbones.com/LookUpPages/TennesseeLookups.htm Free Lookups Available!]  
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*'''[1780-1870]''' Burgner, Goldene Fillers. ''Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, 1780-1870''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1985. {{FHL|976.897 V2bu}}. [Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, as well as dates of license and marriage.]  
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*'''1796-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1681022|Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''[1787-1859]''' Historical Records Survey. ''Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1859''. Nashville, Tenn.: TSLA, 19--. {{FHL|464149}} Item 2.  
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*'''[1787-1840]''' Grammer, Norma Rutledge and Marion Day Mullins. ''Marriage Record of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840''. 1949; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973. {{FHL|976.897 V25g 1973}}; earlier edition: {{FHL|844967}} Item 8. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!] [Abstracts names of brides, grooms, bondsmen and dates of license and/or marriage.]
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*'''1838-1888''' - {{RecordSearch|2559093|Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''[1787-1814, 1892]''' Hougland, Margaret et al. "Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1787-1814, 1892," available [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/marriages/marrndx.htm online], courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators,&nbsp;dates associated with the marriages, as well as many citations to volumes and page numbers; additional details recorded for 1892 entries.]
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*'''[1838-1846]''' Historical Records Project. ''Marriage Records, 1838-1846, Washington County, Tennessee''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville. Microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|24853}} Item 1.  
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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 $
*'''[1871-1899]''' Hougland, Margaret W. et al. ''Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1871-1899''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2004. {{FHL|976.897 V2hm}}. [Abstracts portions of Marriage Books 2 and 5; complete abstracts of Books 3 and 4. Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates of license and marriage, as well as citations to volume and page numbers. Introduction identifies religions of many officiating ministers.]
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The original Washington County Marriage Licenses and Bonds are kept at the [[Washington County, Tennessee#County_Courthouse|County Courthouse]]. They have been microfilmed twice:
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* Marriage Record Books 0 [sic] to 12 (1787-1962) and Marriage Bonds and Licenses (1886-1929). Microfilmed in 1969 by [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]]; FHL copies: {{FHL|825502}} {{FHL|825508}}, {{FHL|1012312}} - {{FHL|1012313}}.
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* Marriage Licenses and Bonds, 1787-1950. Microfilmed in 1999 by the Genealogical Society of Utah; corresponding FHL call numbers are not consecutive and some of the films remain in the Granite Mountain Records Vault; link to {{FHL|836998|title-id|disp=title page}}.
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These records have been abstracted several times. Each editor was selective in the amount of detail he or she published. As guides to lead you back to the original sources, Huffine and Hougland surpass the others as they cite pages numbers from the original volumes. The following is a list of these publications:
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*'''1778-1820'''Huffine, Ethel Depew and Ruth Stuart. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills [1778-1820]''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Parrish Print., 1961. {{FHL|976.897 V2h}}. Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates of license and marriage, as well as citations to volume and page numbers. Source: original courthouse records.
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*'''1780-1870 - '''Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Early East Tennessee Marriages''. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1987. {{FHL|976.8 V2s v. 1}}. Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage or marriage bond dates for weddings in this county for the specified years. [http://www.digginbones.com/free-lookups.php Free Lookups Available!]
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*'''1780-1870''' - Burgner, Goldene Fillers. ''Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, 1780-1870''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1985. {{FHL|976.897 V2bu}}. Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, as well as dates of license and marriage.
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*'''1787-1922''' - Washington County Marriage Index 1787-1922 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igitennessees.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/64/Igitennessees.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1787-1859''' - Historical Records Survey. ''Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1859''. Nashville, Tenn.: TSLA, 19--. {{FHL|464149}} Item 2.
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*'''1787-1840''' - Grammer, Norma Rutledge and Marion Day Mullins. ''Marriage Record of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840''. 1949; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973. {{FHL|976.897 V25g 1973}}; earlier edition: {{FHL|844967}} Item 8. [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/helps/lookup.htm Free Lookups Available!] Abstracts names of brides, grooms, bondsmen and dates of license and/or marriage.
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*'''1787-1814, 1892''' - Hougland, Margaret et al. "Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1787-1814, 1892," available [http://www.tngenweb.org/washington/marriages/marrndx.htm online], courtesy: TNGenWeb. Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates associated with the marriages, as well as many citations to volumes and page numbers; additional details recorded for 1892 entries.  
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*'''1838-1846''' - Historical Records Project. ''Marriage Records, 1838-1846, Washington County, Tennessee''. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville. Microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|24853}} Item 1.
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*'''1871-1899''' - Hougland, Margaret W. et al. ''Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1871-1899''. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2004. {{FHL|976.897 V2hm}}. Abstracts portions of Marriage Books 2 and 5; complete abstracts of Books 3 and 4. Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates of license and marriage, as well as citations to volume and page numbers. Introduction identifies religions of many officiating ministers.
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
  
In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Washington County divorce papers in diverse manuscript collections, including some separate divorce dockets, see:  
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In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Washington County divorce papers in diverse manuscript collections, including some separate divorce dockets, see the following sources:  
  
*W.P.A. ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 A3gp.
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*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  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''[1869-1907]''' Burns, William A. ''Abstracts of Death and Obituaries Notices Garnered from Herald-Tribune, Washington County''. Phoenix, AZ:&nbsp; W.A. Burns, 1967-1973.  
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*'''1874-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''[1908-1916] '''Nikazy, Eddie M. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Death Record Abstracts, 1908-1916''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994. {{FHL|976.897 V28n}}.  
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*'''[1925-1936]''' Hougland, Margaret W. et al. ''Washington County, Tennessee Death Records 1925-1936.'' Johnson City, TN:&nbsp; Watauga Assocation of Genealogists NE TN, 2009.
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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 $
  
For deaths of Methodists in Washington County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
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*'''1914-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
  
*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|976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}};&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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*'''1891-1907''' - Burns, William A. ''Abstracts of Death and Obituaries Notices Garnered from Herald-Tribune, Washington County''. Phoenix, AZ: W.A. Burns, 1967-1973.
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*'''1908-1916''' - Nikazy, Eddie M. ''Washington County, Tennessee, Death Record Abstracts, 1908-1916''. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994. {{FHL|976.897 V28n}}.
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*'''1925-1936''' - Hougland, Margaret W. et al. ''Washington County, Tennessee Death Records 1925-1936.'' Johnson City, TN:&nbsp; Watauga Assocation of Genealogists NE TN, 2009.
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For deaths of Methodists in Washington County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:
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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|976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}}; 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/ '''Watauga Association of Genealogists''']<br>P.O. Box 117<br>Johnson City, TN 37605-0117  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/ '''Watauga Association of Genealogists''']<br>P.O. Box 117<br>Johnson City, TN 37605-0117  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tncjones/JGS/ '''The Jonesborough Genealogical Society''']<br>c/o Washington County-Jonesborough Library<br>200 Sabin Dr.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659-1306  
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[https://jgstn.wordpress.com/ '''The Jonesborough Genealogical Society''']<br>c/o Washington County-Jonesborough Library<br>200 Sabin Dr.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659-1306  
  
[http://www.wrlibrary.org/Libraries/unpage.html '''East Tennessee Historical Society''']<br>601 S. Gay St.<br>P.O. Box 1629<br>Knoxville, TN 37901-1629<br>Phone: 1-865-215-8824<br>E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org  
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[http://www.easttnhistory.org/ '''East Tennessee Historical Society''']<br>601 S. Gay St.<br>P.O. Box 1629<br>Knoxville, TN 37901-1629<br>Phone: 1-865-215-8824<br>E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org  
  
 
[http://www.wrlibrary.org/Libraries/washco.htm '''Washington County Public Library''']<br>200 Sabin Dr.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659-1306<br>Phone 1-423-753-1800<br>Fax: 1-423-753-1802<br>'''Hours''': Mon. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.<br>Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.<br>Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.<br>Home of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society  
 
[http://www.wrlibrary.org/Libraries/washco.htm '''Washington County Public Library''']<br>200 Sabin Dr.<br>Jonesborough, TN 37659-1306<br>Phone 1-423-753-1800<br>Fax: 1-423-753-1802<br>'''Hours''': Mon. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.<br>Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.<br>Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.<br>Home of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society  
  
[http://www.jcpl.net/index.asp?speed=high&screen=wide&css=yes&section=home&page=index '''Johnson City Public Library''']'''<br>'''100 West Millard St.<br>Johnson City, TN 37604<br>Phone: 1-423-434-4450<br>E-mail: phoneroom@jspl.net<br>Genealogical Research: The Special Collections in the [http://www.jcpl.net/index.asp?speed=high&screen=wide&css=yes&section=rsrv&page=genealogy&print=no "Tennessee Room"]&nbsp;contains many books and periodicals relating to local, regional and state history&nbsp;and also&nbsp;holds&nbsp;census and county records.  
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[http://www.jcpl.net/ '''Johnson City Public Library''']'''<br>'''100 West Millard St.<br>Johnson City, TN 37604<br>Phone: 1-423-434-4450<br>E-mail: phoneroom@jspl.net<br>Genealogical Research: The Special Collections in the [http://www.jcpl.net/index.asp?speed=high&screen=wide&css=yes&section=rsrv&page=genealogy&print=no "Tennessee Room"]&nbsp;contains many books and periodicals relating to local, regional and state history&nbsp;and also&nbsp;holds&nbsp;census and county records.  
  
 
[http://sherrod.etsu.edu/ '''Charles C. Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University''']<br>P.O. Box 70665<br>Johnson City, TN 37614<br>Phone: Information desk 1-423-439-4307<br>Hours vary depending on the time of year because of school sessions. See [http://sherrod.etsu.edu/lib/hrsfall.html website] for hours.<br>The Sherrod Library has genealogical information concerning the East Tennessee Region.  
 
[http://sherrod.etsu.edu/ '''Charles C. Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University''']<br>P.O. Box 70665<br>Johnson City, TN 37614<br>Phone: Information desk 1-423-439-4307<br>Hours vary depending on the time of year because of school sessions. See [http://sherrod.etsu.edu/lib/hrsfall.html website] for hours.<br>The Sherrod Library has genealogical information concerning the East Tennessee Region.  
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This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
 
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
  
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== Washington County Tennessee Genealogy Websites  ==
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{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Tennessee}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Washington County, Tennessee}}  
  
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
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*{{FHL|Tennessee Washington|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.
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*[http://www.washingtoncountytn.org/node/271 Washington County, TN Archives &amp; Records Management]&nbsp;
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/washington.html Mailing List: TNWASHIN-L (Washington County, Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/washington.html Mailing List: TNWASHIN-L (Washington County, Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html Mailing List: ETN-L (East Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html Mailing List: ETN-L (East Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html Mailing List: FRANKLIN-STATE-L (State of Franklin 1784-1788 List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html Mailing List: FRANKLIN-STATE-L (State of Franklin 1784-1788 List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#UPPEREASTTN Mailing List: UPPEREASTTN-L (Upper East Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#UPPEREASTTN Mailing List: UPPEREASTTN-L (Upper East Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.washington/mb.ashx Washington County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
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United States
Tennessee
Washington County

Washington County, Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to Washington County (established 1777) 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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Washington County, Tennessee
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Founded: November 15, 1777
County Seat Jonesborough
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Washington County's civil records start the following years:[1]

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1925 1787  1908 1830  1782  1779 

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse, Jonesborough, Tennessee
 

Washington County Courthouse
100 East Main Street P O Box 219
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 1-423-753-1621

County Clerk has birth records 1908-1912 and 1925-1938, marriage records from 1787
and probate records from 1779.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]


Washington County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
Birth records 1908-1912 and 1925-1938
100 East Main St.
P.O. Box 219
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 1-423-753-4716

Washington County Register of Deeds
Land records
100 East Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 1-423-753-1644

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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History

President George Washington (1732-1799)
In the 1780s, this county's land fell within the bounds of the State of Franklin.
The county was named after George Washington (1732-1799) who became the First President of the United States in 1789.[3]

In 1776 settlers in what would eventually become Tennessee successfully petitioned North Carolina to recognize the Washington District. The District included all of modern Tennessee except two small settlements (North-of-Holston, Fincastle County, and Pendleton, Washington County) in the far northeast that were considered part of Virginia at the time. From the Washington District North Carolina created Washington County in 1777 as the western county of North Carolina.[4]

In August 1784 delegates from Washington and two other western North Carolina counties which had split off from Washington (all now in Tennessee), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the United States as the new State of Franklin. The Franklin statehood request was denied. By 1789 the hopes for a State of Franklin faded. North Carolina refused to recognize several counties created by Franklin out of Washington County.[5]

North Carolina became a state in 1789 and ceded her westernmost counties to the United States. The ceded counties, including most of Washington County, became the Southwest Territory.

In 1792 North Carolina annexed back some land from Washington County that would later become Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga counties in North Carolina and attached it to Wilkes County, North Carolina.[6] In 1796 the remainder of Washington County and the rest of the Southwest Territory became the new State of Tennessee.

East Tennessee county established in 1777. Originally part of the pioneer Watauga Settlements, from 1784 to 1788, this land was also claimed by the abortive, short-lived State of Franklin.[7]

Gotoarrow.png See also Washington (old) County, North Carolina, originally called Washington District, North Carolina, for further information about Washington County, Tennessee.

Parent County

1777--Washington County was created 15 November 1777 from Washington district.
County seat: Jonesborough [8]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[9] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[10] (female)

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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1839 Fire damaged courthouse records.[11]

Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adams Mill Embreeville Kincheloe Mill North Johnson City
Asbury Fairview Kitzmiller (hist.) Oak Grove
Austin Springs Fall Branch Knob Creek Mill Oakland
Barnes Flourville Leesburg Painter Spring
Big Cherokee Gabtown Liberty Philadelphia
Big Sandy Garber Limestone Piney Grove
Boone Gladstone Little Cherokee Pleasant Valley
Boones Creek Glendale Locust Mount Princeton
Bowmantown Graham Mill Luke (hist.) Reeves
Brownsboro (hist.) Gray Matuta (hist.) Roan Hill
Broylesville Greenwood Maucks (hist.) Spurgeon
Buffalo Ridge (hist.) Hacker (hist.) Mayday Stewart Hill
Camp Wildwood Hale Mayflower (hist.) Sulphur Springs
Carnegie Harmony McKinley Taylor Mill
Cherokee Hartmantown Midway Telford
Christie (hist.) Haws Crossroads Mill Brook The Y
Clarkson (hist.) Johnson City Miller Washington College
Conklin Jonesborough Mitchell Springs Watauga Flats
Crouch Crossroad Kansas City Mount Carmel Wheelocktown (hist.)
Dove (hist.) Keebler Crossroads Nanatluqunyi (hist.) Woodlawn
Dry Creek Keys Mill New Victory
Ducktown Keystone Nolichucky (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

Getting Started

For early settlers, Fischer's book is a great place to start searches. She created a comprehensive index to pre-1800 Washington County court, land, marriage, probate, and tax records, see:

  • Fischer, Marjorie Hood. Tennesseans before 1800: Washington County. Galveston, Texas: Frontier Press, 1996. FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 N22f.

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Washington County biography, court, and probate 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.

African American

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Tennessee African Americans

Bibles

  • Watauga Association of Genealogists. Tennessee Bible and Family Records. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1996. FHL 976.8 V2wa. Free Lookups Available! Washington County families are the primary focus.

Biographies

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 TNGravestones
TNGenWeb Cemeteries Epodunk
BillionGraves Interment
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Resources

  • Bennett, Charles M. Washington County, Tennessee Tombstone Inscriptions by Charles M. Bennett and Watauga Association of Genealogist, compiled by Loraine Bennett Rae in 3 volumes. Nashville, TN: TRAECO Printing, 1977.
  • Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Washington County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his website.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 5,872
1800 6,379 8.6%
1810 7,740 21.3%
1820 9,557 23.5%
1830 10,995 15.0%
1840 11,751 6.9%
1850 13,861 18.0%
1860 14,829 7.0%
1870 16,317 10.0%
1880 16,181 −0.8%
1890 20,354 25.8%
1900 22,604 11.1%
1910 28,968 28.2%
1920 34,052 17.6%
1930 45,805 34.5%
1940 51,631 12.7%
1950 59,971 16.2%
1960 64,832 8.1%
1970 73,924 14.0%
1980 88,755 20.1%
1990 92,315 4.0%
2000 107,198 16.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Washington 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 Washington County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®.

1790 Lost Only statistics survive[12], but substitutes are available see Taxation, and:

  • Eakle, Arlene. Tennessee Research. 2010. Purchase information at Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog. Includes a reconstructed 1790 census, sources: "Contemporary lists–tax lists, militia rolls, land grants and deeds, claims for pre-emption lands, names recorded in diaries and journals. And numerous histories compiled by local historians from records that we have not seen or read ourselves."
  • Jackson, Ronald Vern. Ohio, 1790, Volume Two. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1986. FHL 977.1 X2o 1790. Includes "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio," i.e. East Tennessee.[13]
  • McGhee, Lucy Kate. Partial Census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as Taken from the North Carolina Land Grants. 3 Parts. Microfilmed in 1990. FHL 1728882 Item 4 and FHL 1683130 Item 3.

1800 A substitute is available, see Taxation.

1810 Lost A substitute is available:

  • Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. FHL 976.8 X2s 1810; Google Books.

1810 - 1891

1820 Lost [14]

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL 1024517 - FHL 1024518.

Published abstracts:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. Covers this county.
  • 1820 Census of Manufactures: Washington County, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 8, No. 4 ():247. For availability and an online description, see Periodicals.

1830

  • Sistler, Byron H. 1830 Census, East Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: n.p., 1969. FHL 976.8 X2p 1830.
  • Streleski, Nelda. Washington County, Tennessee, 1830 Census. Champaign, Ill.: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1968. FHL 976.897 X2p.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1860

  • Padgett, Hilda Britt. Washington County, Tennessee 1860 Census. n.p.: H.B. Padgett, 2000. FHL 976.897 X2p 1860.

1870

  • Padgett, Hilda Britt. Washington County, Tennessee 1870 Census. n.p.: H.B. Padgett, 1997. FHL 976.897 X2p 1870.

1880

1890 Lost 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 976.8 X2r v. 7 1891. Washington County is included in Vol. 7.
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL 976.8 X2s 1890.

1891 Male Voters

Church

Court

Superior Court

  • Rogers, Pauline and WPA. Washington County, Tennessee, Superior Court Minutes 1791-1804. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler & Associates, 1999. FHL 976.897 P2r.

Genealogy

More than 25 genealogies have been published about Washington County families. To view a list, visit Washington County, Tennessee Genealogy.

Immigration

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding 8 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Washington County.[15]

Land

Deeds

The original Washington County Deed Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1969, TSLA microfilmed Deed Books 1 to 53 (1782-1887) and an Index (1783-1900). FHL copies: FHL 825522 - FHL 825541.

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Washington County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Some Washington County land records have been abstracted:

  • c1771-1815 - Pruitt, A.B. North Carolina Land Warrants in Tennessee, Valid and Invalid. Whitakers, N.C.: A.B. Pruitt, 2004. FHL 976.89 R2p.
  • 1775-1817 - Rae, Lorraine. Washington County, Tennessee, Deeds (1775-1817). 2 vols. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1991. FHL 976.897 R2r v. 1.
  • 1778-1783 - Meier, Oveda. Entry Taker's Report, 1778-1783, Washington County, Tennessee, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Salt Lake City, Utah: O. Meier, 1987. FHL 976.89 R2m.
  • 1779-1866 - Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). General Index to Deeds, 1779-1866, Washington County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1940. FHL 24850 Items 1-2.
  • 1780-1820 - Meier, Oveda. Washington County, Tennessee, Index to Early Land Owners, 1780-1820. Salt Lake City, Utah: O. Meier, 1989. FHL 976.897 R2m index.
  • 1802-1904 - Pruitt, A.B. Washington Co., TN, Land Entries: 1802-1805, 1824-1875, 1879-1904. n.p.: A.B. Pruitt, 2007. FHL 976.897 R2pa.
  • 1803-1899 - Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann. Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2004. FHL 976.897 P2t.

Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Washington County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Washington County, both before and after its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1770-1803.

Instructions:

  1. Follow this link to conduct a "Call Number Search" using the MARS Catalog on their site.
  2. Using the pull down window, change "Call Numbers starting" to "A MarsID matching."
  3. Type 12.14.20 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.20.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Washington County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Washington County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Washington County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[16]

N.B. You can also search by name through the Basic Search, but it lacks soundex capabilities.

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. [17] 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

  • Cox, Joyce and W. Eugene (eds). History of Washington County, Tennessee. Jonesborough TN: Washington County Historical Assn., 2001. 
  • Watauga Association of Genealogists. History of Washington County, Tennessee, 1988. Johnson City TN: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 1988. LC 88-51330. 
Washington County

Maps

  • 1777-1985 - Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)
  • 1779 - Reeves, Charles A. Sullivan & Washington Counties [Tennessee], the County Bounds in 1779. Published 2000. Purchase at ReevesMaps.com; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.

Lusk identified 82 early land grants on the Watauga River and prepared a map showing their locations, along with abstracts of the grants, in:

  • Lusk, Ann. "Early Settlers on the Watauga River," Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2006):60-71.

Migration

Lusk identifies many residents of Augusta County, Virginia who migrated to pioneer Washington County, Tennessee in:

  • Lusk, Ann. "Some Early Settlers in Washington County, Tennessee," Bulletin of the Watauga Association of Genealogists, Vol. 34, No. 3 (2005):143-145.

Military

Revolutionary War

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

Additional resources include:

  • 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 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321. 1841 edition digitized by the U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. See Tennessee, Eastern District, Washington County on page 154.
  • Allen, Penelope Johnson. Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution: A Roster of Soldiers Living During the Revolutionary War in the Counties of Washington and Sullivan. n.p.: Tennessee Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1935. FHL 976.89 M23a.
  • King's Mountain Participants (sel.), Holston Pastfinder, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Sep. 2001).
  • Loyalists, 1778-82 (selected), Greene County Pioneer, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb. 1991).
  • Pension Office Names, 1836, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 2 (1996).
  • Pension Roll, 1835, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2000).
  • Pensions, 1834, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 2 (1994).
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." Digital version at Ancestry ($). Tennessee entries abstracted online at Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Includes veterans from this county; Tennessee section begins on page 381.
  • Rejected or Suspended Revolutionary War Pensions, June 7, 1832, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 1 (2007).
  • Revolutionary & Military Pensioners, Ansearchin' News, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 1983).
  • Revolutionary War Stub Indents Books, 1782, North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1975).
  • Washington County Tennessee Men at Kings Mountain, Holston Pastfinder, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Sep. 1999).
War of 1812
  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1961):122-124. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. Includes Washington County pensioners 8(3):95, 8(4):122.
  • War of 1812 - Soldiers from Washington County, Tennessee Courtesy:TNGenWeb
Indian Wars
  • Service against Chickamaugas, 1790 Claims, Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Dec. 1989).
  • Certificates of Capt. J. Hadley, 1788, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995).
Civil War

Online Records

Civil War service men from Washington 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 Washington County.

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Washington County:

Newspapers

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at 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 Washington County click on the following cities or towns:

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 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Washington County.

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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Pellissippian
Several genealogical articles with abstracts of Washington County, Tennessee Genealogy 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 Book 976.8 D25p.


Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Washington County, Tennessee Genealogy records have been published in the Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the Watauga Association of Genealogists. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their website. Back issues are available for purchase. The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL US/CAN Books 976.897 B2w, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001 (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) FHL Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001.


Prisons

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


Probate Records

Online Records

Wills

The original Washington County Wills are kept at the County Courthouse. They have been microfilmed twice:

  1. Will Books 1 to 4 (1779-1889). Microfilmed in 1969 by TLSA. FHL copies: FHL 825521; FHL 1012321.
  2. Wills and Index 1779-1889. Microfilmed in 1999 by the Genealogical Society of Utah: FHL 2138815 Items 2-3, FHL 2138830.

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 index, 1779-1889
  • Wills, 1779-1924 (7 vols.)
  • Bonds, Letters, 1875-1950 (9 vols.)
  • Insolvent estate records, 1852-1867
  • Inventories, 1779-1924 (14 vols.)
  • Settlements, 1790-1935 (19 vols.)

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Washington County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

The following Washington County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:

  • 1777-1872 - Burgner, Goldene Fillers. Washington County, Tennessee, Wills, 1777-1872. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1983. FHL 976.897 P28w. Free Lookups Available!
  • 1778-1820 - Huffine, Ethel Depew and Ruth Stuart. Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills. Johnson City, Tenn.: Parrish Print., 1961. FHL 976.897 V2h.
  • 1779-1860 - Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). Washington County Will Books, 1779-1860; Estate Records, 1779-1860. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1940. FHL 24849, FHL 24852 - FHL 24853.
  • 1779-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL 976.8 P22s. Includes an index to this county's wills. Free Lookups Available!
  • 1779-1889 - Strictly By Name (see above).
  • 1790-1841 - Shell, Vera E. and WPA. Washington County, Tennessee, Settlements of Estates (1790-1841). Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler & Associates, 1999. FHL 976.897 P2s.
  • 1790-1841 - Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. Washington County, Tennessee Settlement of Estates: 1790-1841. Greenville, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1999. FHL 976.897 P2L.
  • 1803-1899 - Toms, Gary R. and William R. Gann. Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Pub. Co., 2004. FHL 976.897 P2t.

Taxation

The original Washington County Tax Books (1778-1885) are held at the County Courthouse. TSLA microfilmed these records in 1969. FHL copies: FHL 825545 - FHL 825548.

The original Washington County Record of Land Sales 1911-1914 for Delinquent Taxes were microfilmed by TSLA in 1969. FHL copies: FHL 1012303 Item 2.

The earliest Washington County tax records, through 1850, have been published and indexed:[22]

  • 1778 - Taxpayers, 1778,East Tennessee Historical Society Publications. Knoxville TN: 1962. Issues 34 and 35.
  • 1778, 1814, 1819 - Mary Barnett Curtis, Early East Tennessee Tax Lists (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing Company, 1964), FHL 976.8 R4c. Includes 1778, 1814, and 1815 tax lists.
  • 1778, 1787 - Creekmore, Pollyanna. Early East Tennessee Taxpayers. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1980. FHL 976.8 R4cp and Silas Emmett Lucas's Revised Index FHL 976.8 R4cp index. Includes 1778 and 1787 tax lists.
  • 1778-1850 - Rasmussen, Geoffrey D. East Tennessee Tax Records Index. [1778-1850] 3 vols. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005. FHL 976.897 R42r v. 1.
  • 1778-1801 - McCown, Mary Hardin, Nancy E. Jones Stickley and Inez E. Burns. Washington County, Tennessee Records, Vol. 1: Washington County Lists of Taxables, 1778-1801; Abstract of Washington County Minutes; Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1778-1801; Lists of Officers of Washington County, 1778-1801; Miscellaneous Records in Washington County. Johnson City, Tenn.: Mary Hardin McCown, 1964. FHL 976.897 N2m.
  • 1787-1799 - Tax Lists, 1787-99, Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Aug. 2001).
  • 1787-1790 - Taxpayers, 1787-90, Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1989).
  • 1788 - East TN Taxpayers, 1788, Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Apr. 1989).
  • 1790 - DeLoach, Javan Michael. "Washington County 1790 List of Taxables," [4 parts] available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives. Source: MSS., Washington County Courthouse.
  • 1798-1852 - List of Taxables, 1798-1852, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 1 (1995). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1814-1819 - Historical Records Project. Tax List, 1814-1819, Washington County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville, Tenn.; FHL 24853 Item 2.
  • 1814, 1819 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Ill.: B. & B. Sistler, 1977. FHL 976.8 R4s. Includes 1814 and 1819 tax lists.
  • 1814 - Tax List, 1814, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer 1973). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1815 - Tax List, 1815, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 11, No. 1 (1982). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1815-1819 - Washington County, Tennessee, Lists of Taxables, 1815-1819 (photocopies), in Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection, Accession No. 295, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • 1816 - Tax List, 1816, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 1 (1983); Vol. 12, No. 2 (1983). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1817 - Tax List, 1817, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 1 (1984); Vol. 13, No. 2 (1984). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1818 - Tax List, 1818, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 2 (1984); Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (1985). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1819 - Tax List, 1819, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1985); Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 1986). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1830 - Williams, Sherman (Mrs.). "Washington County, Tennessee Tax Lists - 1830," Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 1972):63-78. FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w v. 1. For further access, see Periodicals. Source: original manuscripts, Courthouse, Jonesboro, Tenn.
  • 1831-1833 - Washington County, Tennessee, Lists of Taxables, 1831-1833 (photocopies), in Watauga Association of Genealogists Collection, Accession No. 295, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • 1840 - Tax List, 1840, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1975). For further access , see Periodicals.
  • 1850 - Tax List, 1850, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1975). For further access, see Periodicals.
  • 1890 - "Washington County 1890 Tax List Images," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  • 1891 - "Washington County 1891 Tax List Images," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.

Vital Records

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

Birth
Marriage

For a detailed discussion about accessing Washington County marriage records, see the following resources: WeRelate.

State Marriage Records

The original Washington County Marriage Licenses and Bonds are kept at the County Courthouse. They have been microfilmed twice:

  • Marriage Record Books 0 [sic] to 12 (1787-1962) and Marriage Bonds and Licenses (1886-1929). Microfilmed in 1969 by TSLA; FHL copies: FHL 825502 FHL 825508, FHL 1012312 - FHL 1012313.
  • Marriage Licenses and Bonds, 1787-1950. Microfilmed in 1999 by the Genealogical Society of Utah; corresponding FHL call numbers are not consecutive and some of the films remain in the Granite Mountain Records Vault; link to title page.

These records have been abstracted several times. Each editor was selective in the amount of detail he or she published. As guides to lead you back to the original sources, Huffine and Hougland surpass the others as they cite pages numbers from the original volumes. The following is a list of these publications:

  • 1778-1820- Huffine, Ethel Depew and Ruth Stuart. Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills [1778-1820]. Johnson City, Tenn.: Parrish Print., 1961. FHL 976.897 V2h. Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates of license and marriage, as well as citations to volume and page numbers. Source: original courthouse records.
  • 1780-1870 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early East Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1987. FHL 976.8 V2s v. 1. Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage or marriage bond dates for weddings in this county for the specified years. Free Lookups Available!
  • 1780-1870 - Burgner, Goldene Fillers. Washington County, Tennessee Marriages, 1780-1870. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1985. FHL 976.897 V2bu. Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, as well as dates of license and marriage.
  • 1787-1859 - Historical Records Survey. Marriage Records of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1859. Nashville, Tenn.: TSLA, 19--. FHL 464149 Item 2.
  • 1787-1840 - Grammer, Norma Rutledge and Marion Day Mullins. Marriage Record of Washington County, Tennessee, 1787-1840. 1949; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1973. FHL 976.897 V25g 1973; earlier edition: FHL 844967 Item 8. Free Lookups Available! Abstracts names of brides, grooms, bondsmen and dates of license and/or marriage.
  • 1787-1814, 1892 - Hougland, Margaret et al. "Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1787-1814, 1892," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Abstracts names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates associated with the marriages, as well as many citations to volumes and page numbers; additional details recorded for 1892 entries.
  • 1838-1846 - Historical Records Project. Marriage Records, 1838-1846, Washington County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA, Nashville. Microfilmed in 1940. FHL 24853 Item 1.
  • 1871-1899 - Hougland, Margaret W. et al. Washington County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1871-1899. Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2004. FHL 976.897 V2hm. Abstracts portions of Marriage Books 2 and 5; complete abstracts of Books 3 and 4. Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, and officiators, dates of license and marriage, as well as citations to volume and page numbers. Introduction identifies religions of many officiating ministers.
Divorce

In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Washington County divorce papers in diverse manuscript collections, including some separate divorce dockets, see the following sources:

  • 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
  • 1891-1907 - Burns, William A. Abstracts of Death and Obituaries Notices Garnered from Herald-Tribune, Washington County. Phoenix, AZ: W.A. Burns, 1967-1973.
  • 1908-1916 - Nikazy, Eddie M. Washington County, Tennessee, Death Record Abstracts, 1908-1916. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994. FHL 976.897 V28n.
  • 1925-1936 - Hougland, Margaret W. et al. Washington County, Tennessee Death Records 1925-1936. Johnson City, TN:  Watauga Assocation of Genealogists NE TN, 2009.

For deaths of Methodists in Washington 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


Watauga Association of Genealogists
P.O. Box 117
Johnson City, TN 37605-0117

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society
c/o Washington County-Jonesborough Library
200 Sabin Dr.
Jonesborough, TN 37659-1306

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

Washington County Public Library
200 Sabin Dr.
Jonesborough, TN 37659-1306
Phone 1-423-753-1800
Fax: 1-423-753-1802
Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tues., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Home of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society

Johnson City Public Library
100 West Millard St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Phone: 1-423-434-4450
E-mail: phoneroom@jspl.net
Genealogical Research: The Special Collections in the "Tennessee Room" contains many books and periodicals relating to local, regional and state history and also holds census and county records.

Charles C. Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70665
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: Information desk 1-423-439-4307
Hours vary depending on the time of year because of school sessions. See website for hours.
The Sherrod Library has genealogical information concerning the East Tennessee Region.

Family History Centers

211 Mayflower Rd.
Johnson City, TN
Phone: 423-926-6152

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


Washington County Tennessee Genealogy Websites

Wikipedia
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Washington County Tennessee Genealogy 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), Washington, Tennessee page 644, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. Joyce Cox, and W. Eugene Cox, History of Washington County Tennessee (Jonesborough, Tenn.: Washington County Historical Assoc., 2001), 54.
  5. “State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).
  6. Arthur L. Fletcher, Ashe County: A History (Jefferson, N.C.: Ashe County Research Assoc., 1963), 33-34.
  7. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  8. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 644. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  9. Voice of Betty Jane Hylton, County Co-coordinator, Washington County, Tennessee TNGenWeb; Editor, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (2010).
  10. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  11. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 22 March 2016).
  12. Arlene Eakle, "Reconstructing the 1790 Census of Tennessee," Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog, 20 May 2010.
  13. Arlene Eakle, "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio," Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog, 5 June 2009.
  14. 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].
  15. Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 372-378 (see East Tennessee). FHL US/CAN 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  16. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  17. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meigs County, Tennessee page 642, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  18. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  19. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  20. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  21. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  22. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  23. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/64/Igitennessees.pdf.