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GREENE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
1783-1870 GUARDIAN AND ORPHANS COURT RECORDS




Forward (Excerpted)
To be an orphan by death or desertion was a hard life.  Some had good guardians and some had bad.

But they must have felt grand when at 21 years of age He received his horse, saddle, bridle, a suit of store bought clothes and one hand made. . .and She received a bed, clothes and furniture.

Orphans played a great part in this Society, gave their lives at Appomattox and Shiloh along with the rest...made inventions, built roads, tunnels, farmed, mined and raised cattle--wasn't it good to be free?

OrphanDatePage Bound To: To Learn:
Catharine MCNEWOctober 25, 1830
page 251
William MCNEW  
John MCNEWOctober 25, 1830
page 251
James MCNEWMill Wright
Benjamin SMITH
aged about 11 years
July 28, 1834
page 412
James MCNEWMill Wright


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