Researching in First Families of Tennessee Files

First Families of Tennessee

A few weeks ago, I spent some time visiting the McClung Collection at the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville. The first thing I looked at was the index to the First Families of Tennessee application files. I’ve written before about using DAR applications as a source, but this was a bit different, since I […]

Hawkins County, Tennessee 1810 Tax List


Using a Tax List as a Census Substitute I have at least three lines who were in Hawkins County, Tennessee in the early 1800s.  The 1810 census for Tennessee, unfortunately, has been lost, 1 so tax lists serve as a census substitute, at least for males age 21 and over. Transcription Hawkins County Loudebacks Company […]

On this date. . .the 27th of June

Births Mary (Boggs) Ellis was born in 1807 in Georgia. Deaths Mary Louisa Brown died in 1898. Lucy Ann Tucker died in 1905 in Murray County, Georgia. Cynthia Caroline (Reed) Whitener died in 1915 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Carrie (Bell) Johnson died in 1920. Charles Kilgore died in 1959 in Murray County, Georgia. Marriages Isham Lawson […]

On this date. . .the 17th of June

Births Martha Matilda Greenlee was born in 1820. John Headrick was born in 1872 in Murray County, Georgia. Junie Lawson Johnson was born in 1884 in Fannin County, Georgia. Deaths William Hinton Lawson died in 1913 in Benton Station, Tennessee. Marriages Adam Gross and Sarah Wilfong were married in 1793 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. […]

On this date. . .the 7th of May

Births Samuel Garrett was born in 1672 in England. Thomas Hemphill was born in 1807 in Old Fort, North Carolina. Alzirah B. (Searcy) Harrison was born in 1826 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Daisy Mae (Kendrick) Jackson was born in 1913 in Georgia. Marriages Maria Agnes Dellinger and Jonas Renner were married in 1726. Lucinda […]

On this date. . .the 5th of April

Births Stephen Lawson was born in 1790 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Mary Ann Ellis was born in 1847 in Gilmer County, Georgia. John V. Fain, Sr. was born in 1910. Deaths Benjamin Burgin died in 1823 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 6th great-grandfather). Willie Selmer West died in 1986 in Murray County, Georgia.

On this date. . .the 14th of March

Births Hans Martin Meyer was born in 1698. Anna Maria (Dellinger) Kiefer was born in 1700. Martha (Hemphill) McEntire was born in 1774 in Old Fort, North Carolina (my 4th and 5th great-grandmother). Alney Burgin was born in 1797 in Burke County, North Carolina. Martha Hemphill McEntire was born in 1800 in Burke County, North […]

On this date. . .the 4th of March

Births Anna (Debord) Searcy was born in 1804 in Rutherford County, North Carolina (my 4th great-grandmother). Albert Monroe Johnson was born in 1882 in Georgia. Deaths Jesse Burgin died in 1864 in McDowell County, North Carolina. Rose Anna (Haskins) Lawson died in 1878 in Polk County, Tennessee (my 4th great-grandmother). Marriages William R. Johnson and […]

On this date. . .the 28th of February

Births Elizabeth (Whitener) Corpening was born in 1786 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Madison Alexander Ellis was born in 1836 in Georgia. Eliza Jane Lawson was born in 1854. Mary Theo (Whitener) Horner was born in 1904 in Georgia. Deaths Thomas Young Lytle died in 1931 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Lucinda Elizabeth (Lawson) Lyle died […]