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Tennessee State Pages Steward:  P. Franklin
Assorted Groups (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
African American Griots Project - The Griots, storytellers of their tribes, pass on the
history of their people orally. It is said that when a Griot dies, a library has burned
to the ground.
The Forgotten Confederates - "When you eliminate the black Confederate soldier,
you've eliminated the history of the South." quoted from General Robert E. Lee,
Note: These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.
Census & related Lists of various kinds:
1831-1850 Census Index - Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary
(Tennessee State Archives)
Civil War Rosters - A directory of Civil War Rosters/Muster Rolls that have been found
on the internet.
Tennesseeans in the Revolutionary War - Records and Histories of Soldiers who Lived
or Fought in Tennessee: search by Co., by Surname and for Tennessee Soldiers
with Rejected or Suspended Pensions.
Tennessee Pension Applications - Names of African-Americans, mostly former slaves,
who applied for pensions in Tennessee claiming to have served with the
Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
Extinct Tennessee Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
(If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
In 1919, went bankrupt and became a part of Hamilton Co. on April 1919. A|
small portion was given to Bradley Co., Tennessee The Co. was
made by the Tennessee General Assembly and named after
Rev. Jesse J. James.
Created in 1843, then completely abolished for a year following the Civil War. It
became a part of Maury, Lawrence, Hickman and Wayne Counties for that
year. The following year it was reorganized, and is still in existance today.
(not truly extinct).
This County was created in 1788 as part of the State of Franklin. When
Tennessee was created in 1796, the County surrendered its name. It was
divided among Stewart, Houston and other counties.
Created in 1785 as part of the State of Franklin. Abolished in 1788.
More information here soon
Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
Please click here - (Counties we have listed), (To list a local society, please contact us.)
Libraries & Newspapers:
Tennessee State Library and Archives - Digital Collections.
Abstracts from Tennessee Newspapers - Consists of articles abstracted from
newspapers printed throughout Tennessee.
Chickamauga & Chattanoga National Military Park - In 1863, Union and
Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the
Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in
September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided
Union troops victory and control of the city. Also, see Hamilton County.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield - Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was becoming
quite famous as he wrote these words following the surrender of Confederate Fort
Donelson on Sunday, February 16, 1862. The Union victory at Fort Donelson elated
the North, and stunned the South. Within days of the surrender, Clarksville and
Nashville would fall into Union hands. Grant and his troops had created a pathway
to victory for the Union. (quoted from the web site)
Rootwalker - Genealogy Pages for Northern Middle Tennessee
State Capital City: Nashville (Capital since 1826 - located in Davidson County)
The State name: The state of Tennessee was named after the Little Tennessee River. Originally "Tanasi", the river took its name from two Cherokee villages on its banks.
Tennessee Historical Commission
Tennessee Pension Applications - (CSA Service)
Tennessee Place Names and Post Offices - Introduction & Index
Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War - Records and Histories of Soldiers who lived
or fought in Tennessee.
U.S.A. - General Information links page
U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
Birth Records - Search the Tennessee Birth Records Database and find other Birth
Death Indexes - Includes Obituaries, Cemeteries & the Social Security Death Index.
Marriage Records - Search Tennessee Marriage Records (Anderson to Wilson Counies).
When you tell us about your Surname(s) quest, by posting your Surnames on our
we will gladly set out to find as many listings, within time, for your particular SURNAME(S).
If you wish, we will also be happy to provide you with your own