Franklin County, Tennessee Genealogy

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Guide to Franklin County, Tennessee ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Facts
County seat: Winchester
Organized: December 3, 1807
Parent County(s): Warren, White
Neighboring Counties
Coffee  • Grundy  • Jackson (AL)  • Lincoln  • Madison (AL)  • Marion  • Moore
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Benjamin Franklin. The County is located in the south-central area of the state. [1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Franklin County Courthouse
1 South Jefferson Street
Winchester, TN 37398
Franklin County Courthouse Phone: 931.967.2541
County Clerk Phone: 931-967-2541
Register of Deeds Phone: 931-967-2541
Circuit Court Clerk Phone: 931-967-2923

County Clerk has marriage records from 1838 and probate records from 1808
Register of Deeds has Court records
Land records[2]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[3] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[4] (male)

Franklin County, Tennessee Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1881 1838 1881 1832 1807 1808 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

  • Lost censuses: 1810
  • Lack of marriage records: 1807 to 1837

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1807--Franklin County was created 3 December 1807 from Warren County. Just one week earlier, Warren County had been created from White County.
  • County seat: Winchester[6]

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
  • Center Grove
  • Greenshaw
  • Lexie Crossroads
  • Liberty
  • Maxwell
  • Midway
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Middle Tennessee county.

The county was named for Benjamin Franklin.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Franklin County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Franklin County, Tennessee online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.
  • Tim’s Ford reservoir is on the Elk River, primarily in Moore, Franklin and Coffee Counties. Gravestones were moved from the area in 1970 when the state completed the Tim’s Ford Dam, submerging most of the old settlement of Awalt. Awalt was part of District 14, so if one has family from that area, it would be helpful to check out the following book which records all gravestones moved from the town of Awalt, to the New Awalt Cemetery. Douthat, James L. “Tims Ford reservoir : T.V.A. grave removals.” Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, 2007 FHL 976.8 V3djL

Census Records[edit | edit source]

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Franklin 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.

Franklin County was divided into 20 Districts in the census records up until at least 1920. It would often not list a town or city name and refer to the area as a District. PDF of TN Census

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Franklin County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®

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 US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1810.

1810-1891

1820

Enumeration listed alphabetically by first letter surname.

1830

1840

  • Scanned census images in the USGenWeb Archives
  • Phillips, Judy H. Franklin County, Tennessee in the Year 1840 Featuring the 1840 Census with Abstracts of the 1840 Court Minutes and Deeds. Tullahoma, Tennessee. 1985. FHL 976.863 P2p

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • Carpenter, Mrs. V.K. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Franklin County, Tennessee. S.p., 1970. FHL 976.863 X2p 1850

1860

  • Swenson, Helen S. Franklin County, Tennessee, 1860 Census with Kead of Household Marriages. St. Louis, Missouri: F.T. Ingmire, 1981. FHL 976.863 X2s

1870

  • Phillips, Judy H. 1870 Census, Franklin County, Tennessee. Tullahoma, Tennessee: J.H. Phillips, 1986. FHL 976.863 X2p

1880

  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1880 Census Franklin County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler & Associates, 1994. FHL 976.863 X2s 1880

1890 - Lost. A substitute is available:

  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Illinois: Byron Sistler and Associates, 1978. FHL 976.8 X2s 1890

Male Voters

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist

  • Primitive Baptist Church of Beans Creek 1822-1876. TSLA MF No. 1611 Franklin County Roll 1/1. Book lent to TSLA by George W. Scott. Church located on bank Beans Creek between Old Salem and Huntland. Some African American's are mentioned.

Church of Christ

Episcopal

  • Otey Memorial Parish Records. Sewanee, 1942-1972. TSLA interlibrary loan.

Methodist

  • Marble Plains Methodist Church Records. Franklin County, 1880-1960. TSLA interlibrary loan.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

A variety of courts serve Franklin county, Tennessee. Court types include: Chancery Court, Circuit Court, County Court and the court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Each of these courts have some common record types such as the Minute Books; but some have records unique to their court such as the deeds and wills found in the County Court. Information regarding deeds is found in the Land section of this page. Information regarding wills is found in the Probate section of this page.

County Court

  • 1832-1837 - W.P.A. Franklin County, Tennessee, County Court Minutes, Vol. 2, 1832-1837. Typescript, TSLA. Microfilmed 1930s-1940s. FHL US/CAN Film 24648. Free index, available online, thanks to Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products - (the pages may load slowly). For a reasonable fee, the company sells Franklin County CDs, one of which includes a digitized version of this book.
  • 1832-1837 - Franklin County, County Court Minutes, Vol 2, Part 1, May Term 1832 and 1834-1837 Franklin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1832-1837, Part 2. TSLA, Roll 20 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells four Franklin County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1837-1843 - Franklin County Settlement Book, Vol 1. TSLA, Roll 20 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells four Franklin County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.

Circuit Court

MINUTE BOOKS

  • 1832-1907 - Circuit Court Minute Books. See FHL Film. For an index to the 1832-1837 books see Circuit Court Minute Book for Franklin County, Tennessee, 1832-1837 (Tenn. Tullahoma Chapter, DAR, 1990) Available at Allen Co Public Library or TSLA.

Chancery Court

MINUTE BOOKS

  • 1834-1845 - Chancery Court Minute Books. See FHL films.
  • 1846-1849 - Missing.
  • 1850+ - Chancery Court Minute Books. See FHL films.

Pleas and Quarter Sessions

  • 1832-1837 - Franklin County, County Court Minutes, Vol 2, Part 1, May Term 1832 and 1834-1837 Franklin County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1832-1837, Part 2. TSLA, Roll 20 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells four Franklin County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1800-1899 - Loose Court Records 1800- 1899. Index search and copies available from Project Preservation. See also the FHL collection "Loose court records (Franklin County, Tennessee), 1800-1930".

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. 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.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African American

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

  • J.C. Moore & Sons Funeral Home Records, 1931-1966, Winchester. (TSLA interlibrary loan)

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Franklin, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 10,000 entries.

  • Family Histories, Franklin County, Tennessee, 1807-1996. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 1996. FHL US/CAN Book 976.863 D3f.
  • Thomas, Don M. Documentation History: of Some "Martins", "Jones", "Dials", "Stewarts", "Smiths", "Ragsdales", "Sanders", "Carlisles", "Morrows", and "Beans" of Johnson, Pope and Sebastian County, Arkansas, ... Franklin County, Tennessee, Marion County, Illinois and Parker County, Texas. 4 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: D.M. Thomas, (1993), 1995; Waldron, Arkansas Scott County Historical & Genealogical Society (Arkansas). FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M363t ff.

Bibliography

  • Bennett - Morris, Lovell Jason. Bennett of Franklin County, Tennessee and Related Families. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: L.J. Morris, 199-?. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B439mL.
  • Burnett - Weston, Edgar Earl; Burnett, L.H. and Gladys The Burnett Family Pelham, Tennessee L.H. and G Burnett, c1983 FamilySearch Digital Library FHL book 929.273 B934w.
  • Gipson - Phillips, Judy Henley. The Gipson Family of Franklin County, Tennessee: Their Ancestors and Descendants. Tullahoma, Tenn.: J.H. Phillips, 1995. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 G44p.
  • Hammontre - Strang, Vivia Hammontree. Fall Lick Creek and Hammontree Roots: Franklin County, Tennessee. Phoenix, Ariz.: V.H. Strang, 2004. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H184sv.
  • Lewis - McBride, Robert Martin. A Footnote to a History of the Lewis Family. Nashville, TN: Unknown, 1954. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • McGavock - Aiken, Leona Taylor. The Descendants of James McGavock Sr. and the McGavock Mansions, Fort Chiswell, Va. & Carnton, Franklin, Tenn. [Kingsport, Tenn.]: L.T. Aiken, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 5141; another copy: FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M172aL.
  • Shelly - Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker. Shelly Family of Scott County, Virginia and Franklin County, Tennessee Data. Typescript, 1964. FHL US/CAN Film 875370 Item 9.
  • Simpson - Miner, Ethel Nerim. Descendants of Rice and Rachael Simpson: of Franklin and Moore Counties, Tennessee. Fountain Hills, Arizona: Four Peaks Enterprise, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Si58me.
  • Wakefield - Wakefield, Gerald L. Nelson Wakefield and Bird Langford: A Genealogical Study. (S.I.): G.L. Wakefield, 2008. FamilySearch Digital Library FHL US/CAN Book 929.273 W137.
  • Willis - Sherrill, Charles A. Peter Willis of Tennessee and His Descendants. Cleveland, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W679s.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

  • Franklin County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1807 and is located at Courthouse, 1 S Jefferson St, Winchester, TN 37398; (931) 967-2541. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deeds 1807-1882; land entry books 1824-1891; land records 1790-1924; records of stray livestock; survey books 1868-1879; various records listing names of slaves 1830-1871.

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1808-1810 - W.P.A. Franklin County Record Book, Volume A, 1808-1810. Typescript, TSLA. Microfilmed 1939. FHL US/CAN Film 24649 Item 3. Free index, available online, thanks to Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a reasonable fee, the company sells Franklin County CDs, one of which includes a digitized version of this book.
  • 1808-1810 - W.P.A. Franklin County Record Book, Vol A, TSLA, Roll 20 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells four Franklin County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources
  • Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)
  • Map of 1888 Franklin County, Tennessee with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)
  • Map of Franklin County TN in 1840: Phillips, Judy Henley.” Franklin County, Tennessee in the year 1840 ; featuring the 1840 census with abstracts of the 1840 court minutes and deeds.” Tullahoma, TN: The Author, 1985.(Available at the FHL).

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

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

Additional resources include:

  • 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.
  • Sherrill, Charles A. Revolutionary War Pension Applications from Franklin County, Tennessee. Ohio: n.p., 1982. FHL US/CAN Book 976.863 M2r.
  • Tennessee County Court (Franklin County) and Tennessee Circuit Court (Franklin County) Military records and pension applications (Franklin County, Tennessee), 1812-1994 Salt Lake City, Utah Filmed by the Genealogical Society of utah, 2005. FHL US/CAN Film 1148880 item 2.

War of 1812

Indian Wars

Civil War
Originally, Tennessee was very divided on the idea of seceding from the Nation, with those in East Tennessee against the notion because they had “minimal interest in cotton or tariffs, and their very choice of living in such self-sufficient isolation often indicated rejection and a resentment of planter society.” [8]Franklin County was the most extreme confederate county in Tennessee. They even threatened to leave the state of Tennessee and join Alabama. Franklin’s County History echos this sentiment stating that, “Early in the spring of 1861 the most intense excitement prevailed and Franklin County companies began to form and drill for service in the Confederate interest."[9]

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Franklin County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Franklin County:

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Franklin County:

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the 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 Franklin County click on the following cities:

Franklin County strays are also mentioned in the Nashville Whig. ca 1816. See Newspapers.com holdings.

  • 1794-1851 - Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.

For deaths of Methodists in Franklin County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Prisons[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Genealogical periodicals can contain unique sources and can be local, regional, or statewide. The following periodicals cover this county:

  • Franklin County Historical Review, discontinued as of 2005. Back issues at TNGenWeb. FHL US/CAN Book 976.863 B2f

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The Franklin County Court and County Clerk have responsibility for the probate records.

Online Records and Indexes

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1808-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s
  • 1808-1875 - Ingmire, Frances T. Abstracts of Franklin County, Tennessee, Wills, 1808-1875. St. Louis, Missouri: F.T. Ingmire, 1984. Indexed. (FHL book 976.863 P28i or interlibrary loan from TSLA.)
  • 1808-1876 - W.P.A. Will Books, 1808-1876, Franklin County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA. Microfilmed 1939. FHL US/CAN Film 24649 Item 4. Free index, available online, thanks to Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a reasonable fee, the company sells Franklin County CDs, one of which includes a digitized version of this book.
  • 1808-1876 - W.P.A. Franklin County Will Book Vol. 1-2, TSLA, Roll 8 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells four Franklin County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1808-1876 - W.P.A. Franklin County Will Book Vol. 1-2. TSLA, Roll 20 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells four Franklin County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1808-1876 - Partlow, Thomas E. Franklin County, Tennessee, Wills 1808-1876 and Deeds 1801-1840. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1991. Indexed. (FHL book 976.863 P2pt. or via interlibrary loan from TSLA.)
  • 1808-1847 - Strictly by Name (see above).
  • 1837-1843 - Franklin County, Tennessee, Settlement Book, Volume 1, 1837-1843. Free index by Steve Carson available online at GSC Associates Historical Record Products.
  • USGenWeb's Franklin County page includes select will abstracts.
  • 1876-1891 - Ingmire, Frances T. Franklin County, Tennessee, Wills, 1876-1891. St. Louis, Missouri: Ingmire, 1985. Indexed. (FHL book 976.8 A1 no. 107.)

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1812 - Moore, Betty Givens. "Index to the Franklin County, Tennessee Tax and Voter List, 1812," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1971):157-162. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Franklin.
  • 1812 Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Ill.: B. & B. Sistler, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4s. Includes 1812 tax list.
  • 1812 Taxable Inhabitants, Voters, 1812, Franklin County Historical Review. Winchester TN: 1988. Vol. 19 Iss. 1.
  • 1812 Phillips, Judy Henley. "1812 Franklin County, Tennessee Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • 1812 - Gant, Wanda. "Franklin County, TN - Census-1812 Tax List," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  • 1816 List of Taxes Due in 1816, Franklin County Historical Review. Winchester TN: Jul 1977. Vol. 8 Iss. 2.This list was for taxes due in Warren, Franklin, White and Overston counties.
  • 1861 Tax Roll, 1861, Historical Tidings. Winchester TN: Jul 2001. Vol. 33 Iss. 3; Oct 2001. Vol. 33 Iss. 4; Feb 2002. Vol. 34 Iss. 1; Apr 2002. Vol. 34 Iss. 2; Jul 2002. Vol. 34 Iss. 3; Oct 2002. Vol. 34 Iss. 4; Feb 2003. Vol. 35 Iss. 1.
  • 1865 Tax List, 1865, Historical Tidings. Winchester TN: Feb 2003. Vol. 35 Iss. 1; Jul 2003. Vol. 35 Iss. 3; Oct 2003. Vol. 35 Iss. 4; Feb 2004. Vol. 36 Iss. 1; Apr 2004. Vol. 36 Iss. 2; Jul 2004. Vol. 36 Iss. 3; Oct 2004. Vol. 36 Iss. 4; Feb 2005. Vol. 37 Iss. 1; Apr 2005. Vol. 37 Iss. 2.
  • 1890 Stovall, Cora, Jeanne Bigger and Lona Koltick. Franklin County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List. Tullahoma, Tennessee: J.R. Bigger, 1984. FHL 976.863 R4b

The following Franklin County tax records are on microfilm:

  • 1812, 1816, 1852-1857, 1860-1863, 1865-1900 - Available at Tennessee State Archives.
  • 1852-1859 - Trustee's Office Tax Book, 1852-1859. FHL US/CAN Film 1,011,409 item 1. This is not a traditional tax list. No districts. It may be that only one district was represented many times as different revenue reports were generated. List includes names and dollar amounts. Lists of Grand Jurors and Constables containing names and dollar amonts are among this records.
  • 1861-1871 - Trustee's Office Tax Book, 1861-1871. FHL US/CAN Film 1,011,409. "Traditional" tax lists. For 1861 Districts 1-6, 11-16 represented. Sorted alphabetically by first letter of surname.

Additional sources for tax lists:

  • 1814 - John Tedder papers, 1814-1857. Tedder appointed as Deputy Collector of Revenue for the Third Collection District of Tennessee in 1814 by Thomas Brown, Collector of Revenue for his district. Includes Franklin county. See TSLA on-line catalog.

For missing years, alternative resource to consider is Tennessee Legislative Petitions.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes and Records


Book Abstracts and Indexes

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

  • Some Franklin County Divorces. S.l.: s.n., 198-? FHL 976.863 V2s
  • 1800-1965 - Tennessee Divorce and Other Records, 1800-1965 database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Available at Ancestry ($)

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Franklin County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Franklin County. For state-wide library facilities, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Franklin County Library
105 South Porter Street
Winchester, TN 37398
931-967-3706
E-mail: fshistorical@bellsouth.net
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Franklin County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Tennessee Societies.
Franklin County Historical Society
P.O. Box 130
Winchester, TN 37398
931-962-1476
Website

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
Website

The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Franklin County is one. It publishes The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal 1988-summer 2005

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Franklin County, courtesy: TSLA. (Identifies published county histories, published local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
  • "Franklin County Research," The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Spring 1992). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Franklin.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin, Tennessee" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_County,_Tennessee accessed 18 Dec 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  4. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Franklin County, Tennessee," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, Franklin County, Tennessee, accessed 13 November 2019.
  8. "America's Civil War." Civil War History 30, no. 4 (September 2017): 52-54. Accessed November 15, 2017. EBSCOHOST
  9. Franklin County Historical Society. “Family Histories, Franklin TN, 1807-1996.” Paducah, KY: Turner Publication Company, 1996.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d3/Igitennesseef.pdf.