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Anderson County probate records dated before 1827 have been lost. The following Anderson County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
 
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*'''[1830-1913]''' Pellisippi Genealogical & Historical Society.  ''Anderson County Wills - Volume 1''.  Clinton, TN: PGHS, 2010. [http://knox.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/42-wills-estates-a-guardianships/143-index-to-anderson-county-wills-1830-1913 Surname index on-line].
 
*'''[1830-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=615022 FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s]. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
 
*'''[1830-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=615022 FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s]. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
  

Revision as of 10:40, 17 July 2010

This article is about an East Tennessee county. For other uses, see Anderson.

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Tennessee  Gotoarrow.png  Anderson County

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Anderson County Boundary Map.JPG

East Tennessee county. Established 1801.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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Anderson County Courthouse, Clinton, Tenn.]] Anderson County Courthouse
100 North Main St.
Clinton, Tennessee 37716
Phone: 865-457-5400

Anderson County Clerk
Marriage and Probate Records
100N. Main St. Room 111
Phone: 865-457-6228

Anderson County Register of Deeds
Land Records
100 North Main St. Room 205
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: 865-457-6236

Anderson County Clerk of Circuit Court
Court Records
100 N. Main St.
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: 865-463-6820

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

History[edit | edit source]

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Sen. Joseph Anderson (1757-1837)

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The county is named after Tennessee Senator Joseph Anderson (1757-1837).[1]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1801--Anderson County was created 6 November 1801 from Knox and Grainger Counties.
County seat: Clinton [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

  • Lost censuses: 1810, 1820, 1890
  • Lack of marriage records: 1801 to 1837

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

   PLACE/LOCALITY         TYPE               FHL CATALOG

 WIKIPEDIA

  

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  WORLDCAT.ORG 

US HOMETOWN LOCATOR
  Andersonville   UC1     Link     Link   Link   Link
  Batley   UC        Link     Link
  Beech Grove   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Belmont   City       Link     Link
  Bethel   UC        Link   Link   Link
  Blowing Springs   UC       Link     Link
  Braytown   UC     Link   Link     Link
  Briceville   UC      Link   Link   Link   Link
  Buffalo   UC       Link     Link
  Bull Run   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Charleys Branch   UC     Link   Link     Link
  Claxton   UC     Link   Link   Link   Link
  Clinch View   UC        Link      Link
  Clinton   City   Link    Link   Link   Link   Link
  Conasauga Heights    UC       Link     Link
  Cumberland View Estates   UC         Link      Link
  Deep Springs   UC        Link     Link
  Devonia   UC     Link   Link     Link
  Dossett   UC         Link     Link
  Dutch Valley   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Edgemoor   UC       Link      Link
  Edgewood Heights    UC       Link     Link
  Elza   UC       Link     Link
  Emory Heights    UC        Link       Link
  Emory Hills   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Emory Valley   UC       Link     Link
  Fork Mountain    UC     Link   Link   Link   Link
  Fraterville   UC     Link   Link     Link
  Frost   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Frost Bottom    UC       Link   Link   Link
  Gooseneck   UC       Link     Link
  Granite   UC       Link     Link
  Hillvale   UC       Link     Link
  Ivory   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Jackson Square    UC       Link     Link
  Khotan   UC        Link     Link
  Kirkstall   UC       Link     Link
  Lake City    Town2   Link   Link   Link   Link   Link
  Laurel   UC       Link     Link
  Laurel Grove   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Leinarts   UC       Link     Link
  Maples   UC       Link     Link
  Marlow   UC     Link    Link     Link
  Medford   UC        Link     Link
  Melbourne   UC        Link     Link
  Mill Creek     UC          Link     Link
  Minersville    UC       Link     Link
  Moores Camp    UC     Link   Link     Link
  Norris     City      Link   Link   Link   Link
  Norris Park    UC       Link   Link   Link
  Norwood   UC       Link     Link
  Oak Ridge   City     Link    Link   Link   Link
  Offutt   UC       Link     Link
  Oliver Springs   Town3     Link   Link   Link   Link
  Peak   UC        Link     Link
  Poplar   UC       Link     Link
  Robertsville   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Rosedale   UC     Link   Link     Link
  Scarboro   UC       Link     Link
  Seeber Flats   UC       Link     Link
  Sherwood Estates   UC       Link     Link
  Slatestone   UC       Link     Link
  South Clinton   Town             Link    Link   Link
  Spring Hill   UC       Link   Link   Link
  Stainville   UC       Link     Link
  Stokes Mill   UC       Link     Link
  The Wye   UC       Link     Link
  Tioga   UC       Link      Link
  Upper Windrock   UC       Link     Link
  Valley View   UC       Link     Link
  Valley View Heights   UC       Link     Link
  Westwood Estates   UC       Link     Link
  Windrock   UC       Link   Link   Link
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 FOOTNOTES FOR PLACES/LOCALITIES:

 
  1 -  Unincorporated Community

   2 - A town located in the counties of Anderson and Campbell.

   3 - A town located in the counties of Anderson, Morgan, and Roane. 

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

African American marriages in Anderson County for the years 1866 to 1879 are abstracted in the following book:

  • Gammell, Paula. Anderson County, Tennessee, Marriages, January, 1859 - August, 1882. Knoxville, Tenn.: P. Gammell, 1984. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2g. [Covers Marriage Books 3, 4, and "Colored" (1866-1879). Abstracts include names of grooms, brides, and officiators, as well as license and marriage dates.]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Anderson Co. TN Cemetery Records, part of the TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.

Census[edit | edit source]

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

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

1810 - Lost, but 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.

1820 - Lost[3]

1820 Manufactures

  • 1820 Census of Manufactures: Anderson County, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 5, No. 3 ():112. For availability, see Periodicals.

1830

1850

  • Chambers, Richard L. "1850 Federal Census - Anderson County," [5 parts] available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.

1860

1870

  • Hutton, Edith Wilson. Transcription, Federal Census Schedule, Anderson County, Tennessee, 1870, Indexed. Knoxville, Tenn.: E.W. Hutton, 1984. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 X2h 1870.

1880

  • Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. 1880 Census - Tennessee: Transcription for Anderson County. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 198-?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 X2s 1880.

1890 - Lost, but 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. 1 1891. [Anderson County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL 976.8 X2s 1890.

1910

1920

  • Kelley, Wanda. Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1920 for Anderson County, Tennessee. [Harriman, Tenn.]: W. Kelley, [199-?]. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 X2k.

1930

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Court records began in 1801.

Family Histories[edit | edit source]

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society. Tennessee 200: Bicentennial History of Anderson County, 1796-1996. Jacksboro, Tenn.: Action Printing, 1997. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 H2t.
  • Wilson, Marshall A. Families of Norris Reservoir Area. Clinton, Tennessee: Pellissippi Genealogical and Historical Society, 1986. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8935 D2w.
Norris Dam on the Clinch River in Eastern Tennessee was a project of the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s. Nearly 3,000 families, totalling almost 14,000 persons, were required to vacate land that was to be inundated by the resulting reservoir. In connection with the removal of families and gravesites, Mr. Wilson, a TVA official, collected historical and genealogical information about Norris Valley residents; he presents information about 75 of those families, along with a brief chronology of the area. Each family record begins with the name of a father and the name of that man's father, con- tinuing through other ancestors of the direct male line back to the earliest one known. Families represented by ten or more male heads of household include Agee, Carden, Hatmaker, Irwin, Longmire, Miller, Rice, and Sharp.

Bibliography

  • [Adkins] Greenwood, Mary M. Family History of Levi Adkins, Anderson County, Tennessee. Terre Haute, Ind.: M. Greenwood, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Ad53g.
  • [Baxter] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. Descendants of James Baxter and Judah unknown: Research Book. 2 vols. Lake City, Tenn.: G.F. Burris, 2004. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B335bg v. 1 ff.
  • [Boruff] Collins, Sonja. Boruff Family Research Data. [Corryton, Tenn.: N.L. Collins, 199-?]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B648c.
  • [Boyd] Bradford, Carol Hall. The Boyd Family History: The Descendants of John Boyd and Mary Elizabeth Leath, from Anderson County to Putnam County, TN. Cokeville, Tenn.: C.H. Bradford, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B692bch.
  • [Braden] Braden, Beulah. The Two Andrew Bradens - 1765-1842, 1865-1940. Typescript. Microfilmed in 1988. FHL US/CAN Film 1320815 Item 1.
  • [Braden] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. Descendants of Andrew Braden & Dorothy McNeely. 3 vols. Lake City, Tenn.: G.F. Burris, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B727bgf v. 1 ff.
  • [Brummett] Brumit, Joseph L. Genealogical Extracts from Thomas Brummet (Brummitt/Brummett) U.S. Revolutionary War Service Pension Record R1368. Typescript, FHL US/CAN Film 1425298 Item 20.
  • [Brummett] Brummett, F.M. Brummett - Opdyke Findings. Long Beach, Calif.: F.M. Brummett, 1982. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B834bf.
  • [Burris] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. Descendants of Silas Burris/Burress & Judith Juda Baxter & Other Related Families. 4 vols. Lake City, Tenn.: G.F. Burris, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B944bg v. 1 ff.
  • [Chiles] Roberts, Pauline H. Outline of the Chiles Families Including Roland and Amelia Frost Chiles in Anderson and Nearby Counties, Tn. [Oliver Springs, Tenn.]: P. Roberts, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C437r.
  • [Cox] Roberts, Snyder E. Descendants of John Cox, 1758 Va. to 1814 Tn.: Revolutionary War Pensioner in Roane & Anderson County, Tennessee. [Oak Ridge, Tenn.]: S. Roberts, 1988. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C839rs.
  • [Crass] Roberts, Pauline H. The Crass Families of Roane and Loudon Counties, Tennessee. Oliver Springs, Tenn.: P.H. Roberts, 1979. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C854r.
  • [Cross] Roberts, Snyder E. Descendants of Brittain Cross, 1776-1825 and Their Places in Anderson County History. [Oak Ridge, Tenn.]: S. Roberts, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C884r.
  • [Curnutt] Greenwood, Mary M. The Descendants of Callaway Curnutt: Anderson County, Tennessee. Terre Haute, Ind.: M. Greenwood, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C934g.
  • [Daugherty] Roberts, Snyder E. A Study of the Daugherty Families in Anderson and Surrounding Counties, Tennessee. n.p.: S.E. Roberts, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D265r.
  • [Frost] Roberts, Snyder E. Descendants of Joseph Frost, Sr.: from Amherst, Bedford, & Washington Counties, Va. to Anderson County, Tn. and Elsewhere. n.p.: S.E. Roberts, 1989. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 F929r.
  • [Frost] Hoffman, Evelyn. In Search of the Mountain: Frost Family Stories, 1693-1993: Gilbert Harold Frost Descendents and Some Related Lines. Seattle, Wash.: E. Hoffman Designs, 1994. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 F929h.
  • [Henderson] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. The Descendants of Pleasant Henderson & Jane Braden. [Lake City, Tenn.]: G.F. Burris, 2002. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H383bg.
  • [Henry] Henry Genealogy, 1751-1950. Pedigree charts, microfilmed in 2004. FHL US/CAN Film 1573699 Item 95.
  • [Hudson] Roberts, Snyder E. Descendants of Thomas Hudson, 1792-1877 in Anderson, Roane and Morgan Counties: and Associated Families. [Oak Ridge, Tenn.]: S. Roberts, 1987. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 8022.
  • [Johnson] Johnson, Dana Francis. Johnson: An Intimate Biography of an American Family. Newton, Kansas: n.p., 1998. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 J639jo.
  • [Jones] Roberts, Snyder E. Genealogical Work Papers on Three Prominent Jones Families of Anderson & Roane Counties, TN. n.p.: S.E. Roberts, 1987. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 7364.
  • [Lee] Rowsey, Mrs. William E. et al. Indexes of Deeds--Lee, Lea, Lay, Leigh--from Counties of Tenn., Va., N. C. Muskogee, Oklahoma: Mrs. W.E. Rowsey Jr., 1982. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L51rw.
  • [Lewallen] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. Descendants of Richard Lewallen/Luallen & Unknown, Gracey Stockley, & Parazeda Vowell. Lake City, Tenn.: G.F. Burris, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L58b.
  • [Oliver] de Esquivel, Susan Croft. Genealogical Collection, ca. 1669-1983. MSS., FHL US/CAN Film 2055164 Item 20.
  • [Portwood] Duermyer, Louis Ansel. Notes on the family of Page and Ann Portwood. Wilmington, Del.: Unknown, 1949. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 873447 Item 3; and online at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • [Quintrell] Quintrell: Family Bible Records, 1864-1982, and Other Family Genealogical Data. MSS., FHL US/CAN Film 1307616 Item 23.
  • [Ridenour] Ridenour, James. The Ridenour Families of Union County, Tennessee, 1850-1930. Maynardville, Tenn.: Union County Historical Society (Tennessee), [2004?]. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8935 D2r.
  • [Seiber] Roberts, Snyder E. Descendants of Phillip Seiber, 1765-1845: in the Anderson County, Tennessee Area. [Oak Ridge, Tenn.]: S. Roberts, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Se41r.
  • [Seiber] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. The Descendants of Philip Seiber/Seivers/Seeber: Research Book. 4 vols. Lake City, Tenn.: G.F. Burris, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Se41b v. 1 ff.
  • [Wallace] Seivers, Edna Wallace. The Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Wallace. Knoxville, Tenn.: E. Seivers, 1989. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W155se.
  • [Ward] Thomas, Marlene Cameron and Virginia Sparks Veals. The Descendants of William Logan Ward and Eliza Jane Kesterson. Knoxville, Tenn.: M.C. Thomas, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W219t.
  • [Wasson] Gray, Jeannette Wasson. John A. Wasson, His Family in Tennessee and Illinois. n.p.: J.C. Wasson, 1972. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W288g.
  • [Webster] Roberts, Snyder E. Webster Families of Roane & Anderson Counties, Tennessee. [Oak Ridge, Tenn.]: S. Roberts, 1990. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 8006.
  • [White] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. The Descendants of Spencer Pleasant "SP" White and Nancy Augarbright/Argerbright & Beulah May White. [Lake City, Tenn.]: G.F. Burris, 2000. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W585b.
  • [White] Burris, Gloria Fay Harmon. The Descendants of John White & Unknown, & Nancy McKamey: Research Book. 2 vols. Lake City, Tenn.: G.F. Burris, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W584bg v. 1 ff.

Land[edit | edit source]

Land records began in 1802. The original Anderson County Deed Books are held at the County Courthouse. The Tennessee State Library and Archives microfilmed Deed Books A to LZ (1802-1893) and Trust Deed Books 1 to 2 (1882-1892) in the 1970s. Copies of their microfilms are also available at the Family History Library: FHL US/CAN Films 979338-979355.

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

  1. Deed Book K: 1827-1842

Law and Legislation[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Tennessee State Library and Archives 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 Tennessee State Library and Archives; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalizations[edit | edit source]

  • Hutton, Edith Wilson. Anderson County, Tennessee: Divorces and Naturalizations, 1844 through 1920. Knoxville, Tenn.: E.W. Hutton, 1992. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2hewi.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. 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 Anderson County click on the following towns:

Clinton

Oak Ridge

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • 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 US/CAN 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Anderson County.]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

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

Several genealogical articles with abstracts of Anderson County, Tennessee 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 US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.

East Tennessee Roots

Several genealogical articles with abstracts of Anderson County, Tennessee 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 US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e.

The Pellissippian

Several genealogical articles with abstracts of Anderson County, Tennessee 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 US/CAN Book 976.8 D25p.

Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin

Genealogical articles with abstracts of Anderson County, Tennessee 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 US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001.

Petitions[edit | edit source]

  • Curtis, Mary Barnett. Petitions of Anderson County, Tennessee. Fort Worth, Texas: American Reference Publishing Company, 197-?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A1 no. 35.

Prisons[edit | edit source]

Learn if your Anderson County ancestors went to prison!

Probate[edit | edit source]

Anderson County probate records dated before 1827 have been lost. The following Anderson County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:

  • [1830-1913] Pellisippi Genealogical & Historical Society.  Anderson County Wills - Volume 1.  Clinton, TN: PGHS, 2010. Surname index on-line.
  • [1830-1861] 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. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

The original Anderson County Tax Books 1838-1842, 1855-1865 and the Railroad Tax Book 1859-1865 are held at the County Courthouse. In the 1970s, the Tennessee State Library and Archives microfilmed these records. A copy of their film is also available at the Family History Library: FHL US/CAN Film 979356 Items 1-3.

  • [1801] Creekmore, Pollyanna. Early East Tennessee Taxpayers. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1980. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4cp and Silas Emmett Lucas's Revised Index FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4cp index. [Includes 1801 tax list.]
  • [1802] 1802 Tax List of Anderson Co., Tn. 198-?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A1 no. 92.
  • [1802] Petracek, Ruth. "Early Records of Anderson Co., Tennessee: 1802 Tax Record," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Fall 1983):158-160. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 2 (1983).
  • [1802, 1805] Curtis, Mary Barnett. Early East Tennessee Tax Lists. Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing Company, 1964. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4c. [Includes 1802 and 1805 tax lists.]
  • [1805] 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 1805 tax list.]
  • [1806] Tax List, 1806, Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin. Johnson City TN: 1976. Vol. 5 Iss. 1-2.
  • [1814] "Direct Federal Tax-Delinquent Property Owners Listed for 1814," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 3(Fall 1996):115-120. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. [Includes Anderson County.]
  • [1836] Douthat, James L. Anderson County, 1836, Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1993. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 R4d.
  • [1837] Tax List Excerpt, 1837, Scott County Historical Society Newsletter. Huntsville TN: Summer 1993. Vol. 10 Iss. 4.
  • [1893] Notice to Delinquent Taxpayers, 1893, Pellissippian. Clinton TN: Jan 2007. Vol. 28 Iss. 1.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth

Birth records began in 1881

Marriage

Marriages were not officially recorded in Anderson County until 1838, when a law was passed mandating the practice.[4] The following publication, based on early newspapers, can help researchers find earlier records:

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

The original Anderson County marriage books are kept at the County Courthouse. Many of them have been microfilmed:

The marriage books found in the Anderson County Courthouse have been abstracted several times. Each editor was selective in the amount of detail they published. Back when the W.P.A. made detailed abstracts and indexes in the 1930s, they found "These marriage licenses are not bound, but are stored in card boxes in basement record room at Courthouse." As a modern guide to lead you back to the original sources, Whitley surpasses the other editors as she cites pages numbers from the original records, after they were bound into volumes. The following is a list of these publications:

  • [1838-1858] Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.). Marriage Book No. 1, 1838-1858. Typescript, 1939. FHL US/CAN Film 850668 Item 4; another filming: FHL US/CAN Film 24586 Item 3. [Detailed abstracts; index.]
  • [1838-1870] Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2t v. 1 ff. [Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for weddings in this county for the roughly specified years. Marriage data taken from an index card file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Authors do not specify whether or not the card index completely indexes the county's marriages.]
  • [1838-1858] Whitley, Edythe Rucker. Marriages of Anderson County, Tennessee 1838-1858. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2w. [Abstracts names of brides, groom, and officiators, as well as license and marriage dates and page references in the original records.]
  • [1838-1882] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early East Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1987. FHL US/CAN 976.8 V2s v. 1. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.]
  • [1859-1882] Gammell, Paula. Anderson County, Tennessee, Marriages, January, 1859 - August, 1882. Knoxville, Tenn.: P. Gammell, 1984. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2g. [Covers Marriage Books 3, 4, and "Colored" (1866-1879). Abstracts include names of grooms, brides, and officiators, as well as license and marriage dates.]
  • [1881-1900] Hutton, Edith Wilson. Anderson County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. [1881-1900] 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: E.W. Hutton, 1987. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2he ff. [Abstracts names of brides and grooms, dates of marriage, and occasional ages and birthplaces; includes "colored" marriages from the 1880s.] 
  • [1926-1960] Collins, Betty VanOver. Anderson Co., Tn. Marriages. [1926-1960] 2 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: B.J.V. Collins, 2004?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2c ff. [Abstracts marriage years and names of brides and grooms; 1950s abstracts include exact dates.]

Divorce

  • Hutton, Edith Wilson. Anderson County, Tennessee: Divorces and Naturalizations, 1844 through 1920. Knoxville, Tenn.: E.W. Hutton, 1992. FHL US/CAN Book 976.873 V2hewi.

Death

Death records began in 1891

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

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Pellissippi Genealogical Society
118 Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37716

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay Street
P.O. Box 1629
Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-1629
Phone: 865-215-8824
Email: eths@east-tennessee-history.org

Clinton Public Library
118 South Hicks Street
Clinton, Tennessee 37716
Phone: 865-457-0519
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Genealogical resources: Microfilm of Anderson county records include probate records, deeds, court records, census, grant index, tax lists, vital records, and local newspapers. A volunteer researcher is available for limited research.

Briceville Public Library
921 Andy's Ridge Road
P.O. Box 361
Briceville, TN 37710
Phone/Fax: 865-426-6220
Email: Bricevillepubliclibrary@comcast.net
Hours: Monday - Friday Noon to 6 pm
Genealogy resources: Donated books and materials, Anderson county marriage records 1838 - 1925, divorce records, natualizations, census, cemetery and death records, and more. Also includes marriage records from Rutherford, Carter, Washington and Hawkins counties in Tennessee and Orange county, North Carolina. For a complete listing of resources available see "Genealogy Material" on the Briceville library website.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Clinch River Tennessee
111 Executive Park Dr
Clinton, Anderson, Tennessee, United States
Telephone: 865-494-8170 Hours: Sunday 9am-10am, 1pm-2pm, Wednesday7-9pm

Oak Ridge Tennessee
140 S Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge
Anderson, Tennessee, United States
Telephone: 865-483-6401
Hours: Wed 9 am-1pm, 6pm-8pm

These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Mary Barnett Curtis, Early East Tennessee Tax Lists (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing Company, 1964), [[FHL Book 976.8 R4c]].
  4. Gale Williams Bamman, C.G., "Research in Tennessee," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 2 (June 1993):105. FHL US/CAN Book 973 B2ng v. 81 (1993)