Greene County, Tennessee Compiled Genealogies

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Has anyone studied my Greene County, Tennessee family before?

Message boards and online family trees can help you learn if someone is actively researching your ancestors. More than 90 books or articles have been published about Greene County's families. Descendants of some historic residents have had their DNA tested.

Main article: Greene County, Tennessee

General[edit | edit source]

Gordon Aronhime (1911-1983) collected information on hundreds of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee pioneers. His note cards, which reference more than 4,000 early settlers of the Holston-Clinch River area and East Tennessee (1770s-1790s), are held at the Library of Virginia. The cards have been digitized and made available online.[1]

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Greene (County), Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 150,000 entries!

For early settlers (pre-1796), start with:

  • East Tennessee Historical Society. First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and Their Present-day Descendants. Knoxville, Tenn.: East Tennessee Historical Society, 2000. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 H2ff. [Identifies families that had settled in Tennessee before it achieved statehood in 1796.]

Books that discuss multiple local families include:

Bibliography[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]
  • [Alexander] Peterson, Ruth S. Descendants of Captain William Alexander and Elizabeth King of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Guilford and Randolph Counties, North Carolina, Greene County, Tennessee. Detroit, Mich.: Louisa St. Clair Chapter, D.A.R., 1951-1952. FHL US/CAN Film 858657 Item 7.
  • [Alexander] Peterson, Ruth S. and Daughters of the American Revolution. Louisa St. Clair Chapter (Detroit, Mich.). Additional Descendants of the Alexanders of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Guilford and Randolph Counties, North Carolina, Greene County, Tennessee: Supplement to "Descendants of Captain William Alexander and Elizabeth King of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Guilford and Randolph Counties, N.C., Greene Co., Tennessee," 1952. Detroit, Mich.: Louisa St. Clair Chapter, D.A.R., 1961. FHL US/CAN Film 858657 Item 2.
  • [Austin] Austin Family Records. MSS., FHL US/CAN Film 967145 Item 5.
  • [Ayres] Ayres, Lilah Kate. Some Descendants of Samuel Oren Ayres of Virginia and Greene County, Tennessee. Midway, Tennessee: I.K. Ayres, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Ay74a; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Bailey] Wood, Eugene L. Some Descendants of Thomas Bailey and Elizabeth Weems of Greene County, Tennessee. Albuquerque, N.M.: E.L. Wood, 1981. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B155w.
  • [Bewley] Bewley, S. Jack. Descendants of George Anthony Bewley. 1982. FHL US/CAN Film 1307583 Item 10.
  • [Bigham] Bigham, Esther W. Genealogical Collection of Esther Bigham. MSS., microfilmed in 1993. FHL US/CAN Film 1598134 Item 4. [Nathanial Bigham family of Grene County, Tennessee (sic)]
  • [Borders] Borders, William S. The Borders Families. Cullman, Ala.: W.S. Borders, 1989. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B644bx.
  • [Bowman] MacDonald, Helen Lay. Jacob and Elizabeth (Keller) Bowman, Their Descendants. Hayden Lake, Idaho: H.L. MacDonald & G.R. Bowman, 1981. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B684m.
  • [Britton] Jobe, Sybil Shipley. From Out of the Past Rode All of These Brittons: A Genealogical History of the William Britton, Sr. Family of Greene County, TN. Neosho, Mo.: S.S. Jobe, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B778a.
  • [Burd] Burd, Maurice L. Missouri Burds. 2 vols. Jefferson City, Missouri: M.L. Burd, 1984-1997. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B893bm pt. 1 ff; digital version Part 1: BYU Family History Archives and Part 2: BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Carter] The Carters of Green County, Tennessee - Written 1893. MSS., microfilmed in 1974. FHL US/CAN Film 962629 Item 6.
  • [Carter] Carter, John Denton. The Carters of Greene County, Tennessee: An Early American Frontier Family. Biloxi, Mississippi: J.D. Carter, 1981. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C245cj.
  • [Carter] Schnegelberger, Elizabeth Carter. Family History of Levi Carter Descendants and Allied Families--- Cassel, Glendenning, Stewart, Cummins/Harvey, Clelland, Van Metre... Mound City, Mo.: E.C. Schnegelberger, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C246Lc.
  • [Clark] MacDonald, Helen Lay. The Family of Walter Clark and Elizabeth Bowman. Hayden Lake, Idaho: H.L. MacDonald, 1985. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C547mh.
  • [Cotter] Miller, Vinita Carter. Cotters, Ireland to America. Springfield, Mo.: G.B. Carter, 1984, 1990. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C827m.
  • [Creamer] Brenneman, Yvonne Neimeister. Abstracts, Revolutionary War Pension Application Files, Including Bounty Land Warrant Applications, Relating to Persons of the Surname Cramer. Typescript (carbon copy, 27 leaves) at the National Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, D.C. FHL US/CAN Film 873029 Item 6.
  • [Crosby] Kinsey, Margaret B. "Four George Crosbys in One Will," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1979):243-248. Digital version at American Ancestors ($); FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.
  • [Crouch] Crouch, L.M. (Mrs.) Crouch Family Genealogical Data, 1787-1977. Typescript. FHL US/CAN Film 1312799 Item 51.
  • [Crowder] Crowder, Roy E. The Crowders in Moultrie County, Illinois. Microfilmed in 1967: FHL US/CAN Film 476899 Item 1.
  • [Dunn] Lansford, Delores Caylor. Dunn Family History. [Florida?]: D.C. Lansford, c1992, 1993. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D922Ld.
  • [Dyche] Cunningham, Mary Jo. Dyche Trails and Tales with Histories of the O'Malley, Curtis, and Still Families. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D983c.
  • [Ellenburg] Sauls, Blanche Ellenburg and Diana Smith Chesser. An Ellenburg Family History. [Tennessee]: D.S. Chesser, 1988. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 EL54s.
  • [Ellis] Scott, Betty Ellis. The Ancestors and Descendants of John Charles Ellis and Alcinda B. Glaze: A Genealogical Study. Gig Harbor, Washington: B.E. Scott, 1996. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 EL59sb.
  • [Frazier] Nelson, Virginia Knight. Samuel Frazier, a Whig of 1776, One of the Framers of Tennessee's Constitution, 1796, First State Senator from Greene County, Tennessee, 1796-1801, His Wife, Rebecca Julian, and Their Descendants. Knoxville, Tenn.: Nelson, 1978. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 F869n.
  • [Frazier] Myrick, Kent Davis. Descendants of John C. Frazier of Greene County, Tennessee. Phoenix: K.D. Myrick, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 F869m.
  • [Gable] Mueting, Elizabeth Weddle. Descendants of Barnabas (1770) & Elizabeth (1780) (Cohen) Gable. 1984. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 G113m.
  • [Goforth] Andreasen, Marget E. Descendants of William K. Goforth. Renton, Wash.: Marget E. Andreasen, 1998. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 AL 15am; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Gragg] Gragg, H.L. and Bernice Gragg. Descendants of Malcom Thomas Alexander Gragg. Urich, Missouri: H.L. & B. Gragg, 1985? FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 G759g.
  • [Hallmark] Wilson, Barnett. The Wilson, Hallmark, Hendricks, Hewitt Families. [Fort Payne, Ala.]: B.F. Wilson, [19--]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W691wbf.
  • [Hampton] Mellen, Diana L. Yesterday: The Hampton, McCracken, Longwith, Mabry & Wells Families. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H189hm.
  • [Harpine] Harpine, Jacob William. Philip Harpine and Catherine, and Their Descendants. Staunton, VA: McClure Print Co., 1952. Available at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6047350; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • [Havins] Havins-Havens Association. The History of the De[s]cendants of John and Mary Henderson Havins. 5th ed. San Antonio, Tex.: Havins-Havens Assoc., 1963. FHL US/CAN Film 1760264.
  • [Henderson] Harper, Norma Hiser. Hidden Hendersons of Greene and Cocke Counties, Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: Harper, 1979. FHL US/CAN Film 795931 Item 13.
  • [Henegar] Allen, Lucie H. A Sketch of the Life of Henry Benton Henegar and His Wife Margaret Lea Henegar: Their Antecedents and Posterity. Dayton, Tenn.: L. Allen, 1931. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H386a.
  • [Hixson] Anonymous. Hixson oe [sic] Tennessee. Chattanooga, TN: Lookout Pub. Co., 1940. Available at FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H642h; digital version at Ancestry ($); and Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • [Holt] Click, Lillie Duckworth. Some Ancestors and Descendants of Della Holt and George Edward Duckworth. [Burleson, Tex.]: L.D. Click, 1994. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H742L.
  • [Hopper] Hopper, Wallace. "Blaggrove Hopper Family of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):83-91. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 18 (1974).
  • [Hubbs] Hart, Ruth Gibbs and Karen L. Cooper. Descendants of John Hubbs 1763-1991, and Allied Families: Terrells, Grants, Floyds, Mackey and Warfields. Evansville, Ind.: Evansville Bindery, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H862hrg.
  • [Johnson] Whitt, J.B. and Aileen M. Whitt. Whitt-Johnson Family History: Ancestors and Descendants of Estill V. Whitt & Sara Ann Johnson Whitt: With Related Families, Bailey, Barker, Bishop, Blevins, Boggs, Copenhaver, Harkrader, Holbrook, Ison, Leedy, Lester, Lyon/s, Nickell, Perry, Pride, Rader, Redwine, Repa. New Richmond, Ohio: J.B. Whitt, 1988. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W617wb.
  • [Kennedy] Webb, Margaret Vance. Daniel Kennedy of Greene County, Tennessee, 1750-1802: 'Father of Greene County, Tennessee', Ancestry and Descendants. Knoxville, Tenn.: M.V. Webb, 1992. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 K38w.
  • [Kilgore] Lansford, Delores Caylor. Kilgore Family History. [Florida?]: D.C. Lansford, 1992. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 K553L.
  • [Kindel] Dalbey, Eudora M.M. Kindel. Dalbey--Kindel Family Papers, ca. 1841-1911. FHL US/CAN Film 983543 Item 3-983544 Item 1.
  • [King] King, Elijah S. The Descendants of Edward King of Sullivan County, Tennessee. Knoxville, Tenn.: Lawson McGhee Library, 1938. FHL US/CAN Film 1750734 Item 37.
  • [Kiser] Bridgforth, William Adams. The Family and Descendants of Alford Douglas Kiser. Johnson City, Tenn.: W.A. Bridgforth, 1995. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 K641b.
  • [Lawson] Lawson, Fred Raulston. The Lawsons of East Tennessee. Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L444Lf.
  • [Ledgerwood] Riggins, Stephen and Eithel Riggins. Country Lilacs. Toronto, Ontario: S. Riggins, 1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L498r.
  • [Loyd] Lloyd, Gary G. Some Early Lloyd (Loyd) Families of New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Kirksville, Mo.: G.G. Lloyd, 1997. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L775LL.
  • [MacMurtrie] McMurtry, Richard K. MacMurtrie Clan Family Records, 2005 Publication. VAULT US/CAN Film 1783652 Item 3.
  • [McGill] Bates, Lucille M. Walter McGill, Preacher and Penman. San Antonio, Tex.: Naylor, 1971. FHL FAM HIST Book 921.73 M175b.
  • [McKeehan] McKeehan, Wallace C. The McKeehan Story. [Bellaire, Tex.]: W. McKeehan, [1995]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M194mw.
  • [Milligan] Brock, Charles H. Milligan Family of Greene County, Tennessee and Harrison County, Missouri. Typescript. FHL US/CAN Film 1320876 Item 12.
  • [Millsaps] Millsaps Records [ca. 1719-1864]. FHL US/CAN Film 1025326 Item 2.
  • [Ottinger] Ottinger, Charles Love and Marie Matthews Ottinger. From Affoltern to Atlanta: The Story of One Branch of the Ottinger Family Tree. Tennessee: C.L. Ottinger, 1992. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Ot8oc.
  • [Park] Patrignani, Ruth Duncan. Park Family of Greene and Cocke Counties, Tennessee. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2000. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P22pr.
  • [Parsons] Bishop, Rachel Parsons Flynn. The Parsons Family of Natural Bridge, Virginia. Moneta, Va.: R.P. Bishop, 1987. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P251b.
  • [Paulsell] Paulsell, Otis D. Paulsell Family Bible Records Transcript, 1837-1970, and Paulsell Cemetery Records Transcript, 1798-1975. FHL US/CAN Film 1307616 Item 68.
  • [Pickering] Simmons, Paul V. The Pickering Descendants. Lakewood, Colo.: P.V. Simmons?, 1993. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P586s.
  • [Powell] Creech, Lillian Broughton, Fredwyn Creech Schwendeman and Sharon Creech Roark. Pioneer Profiles: Powell, Sargent/Sergent, Durham, Creech and Related Families of Kentucky. Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 2005. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P871cL.
  • [Pratt] Hurley, William Neal. Pratt Families of Virginia and Associated Families: Primarily the Descendants of Oliver Pratt, 1784-1832. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1996. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P888h.
  • [Pratt] Pratt, Floyd Thomas. Henry Pratt Family of Greene County, Tennessee. Bradenton, Florida: Pratt Publications, 2003. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P888pft.
  • [Proctor] "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38
  • [Pruitt] Prewitt, Richard A. William Pruitt, Sr & Mary Martin, Their Descendants. Des Moines, [Iowa]: R.A. Prewitt, 1996. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P952pri; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Rainey] Hoskins, Marcelle Erline Douglass. David D. Rainey: Some Family Trails. Richardson, Tex.: M.D. Hoskins, 1990. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R135h.
  • [Rankin] Nelson, Selden. Rankin Family of East Tennessee. Library of Virginia. Genealogical Notes [Collection], Box 10, Ran. FHL US/CAN Film 29887 Item 1.
  • [Reagan] Reagan, Donald B. Smoky Mountain Clans. 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978. [The Reagan family is discussed in Vol. 1.]
  • [Reaves] Reaves, Timothy O. The Reaves Family Tree. Greenville, Tenn.: T.O. Reaves, 1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R238r.
  • [Reynolds] Tillman, Stephen Frederick. The Rennolds-Reynolds Family of Virginia and England, 1530-1948. Washington, D.C.: S.F. Tillman, 1959. FHL Book 929.273 R333t; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Rice] Calhoun, William Gunn. The Rice Family, 1680 to 1973: Thomas Rice, David Rice, John Holt Rice. Washington College, TN: Pioneer Printers, a Student Industry of Washington College Academy, 1973. Available at Ancestry ($); and Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • [Robertson] Keith, Arthur Leslie. Descendants of Thomas Robertson, 1744-1833. 1933. FHL US/CAN Film 1018891 Item 12.
  • [Robertson] Keith, Arthur Leslie and Nadine English Watson. English - Robertson Families in America. Laguna Park, Tex.: N.E. Watson, 1981?. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 En36k.
  • [Rudder] Shockey, Amanda Rudder Taylor. Our Rudder Family. Camden, Ohio: A. Shockey, 1993. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R831sa.
  • [Rudder] Shockey, Amanda Rudder Taylor. Rudder & Relatives. Camden, Ohio: A. Shockey, 1993. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 R831saa.
  • [Seaton] Scoudan, Fern Orr. Seaton-Roberts: A Pedigree. Cardiff by-the-Sea, Calif.: F.O. Scoudan, [2000?]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Se18sf.
  • [Shields] Webb, Margaret Vance. Joseph Shields of Washington County, Tennessee. Knoxville, Tenn.: M.V. Webb, 1994. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Sh61we.
  • [Simmons] Simmons, Paul V. The Descendants of Elkano Simmons and Nancy Jane Pierce Simmons. Lakewood, Colo.: P.V. Simmons, 1993. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Si47s.
  • [Smith] Moore, Linn Vincent and Lorene Thompson Moore. The Smith Family Newsletter (James Emerson Smith): and Adjoining Families. Newsletter. Sanger, Calif.: L.V. Moore, 1982. FHL 929.27305 Sm61s.
  • [Susong] Lamons, Margaret A. Susong Family. 1960. FHL US/CAN Film 1033836 Item 2.
  • [Susong] Carey, Henrie Polk Bowen and Hazel Harvey Caruthers. Susong Genealogy (of Virginia & Tennessee). 1960 Typescript. FHL US/CAN Film 1033836 Item 2.
  • [Toole] Craig, Joe Mason and Mary Marcie Craig. John Toole, Ruth Ann Rankin, and Their Descendants. Oceanside, California: J.M. & M. Craig, 1984. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 T618c; digital version at BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Trimble] Elam, Lena Mae and Clint Ronald Jordan. Walter & Rosannah Trimble & Their Descendants. 2 vols. Lynnwood, Washington: C.R. Jordan, [1987?]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 T735e ff.
  • [Weems] Carter, John Denton. Rhoda Munsey Weems Carter, a Pioneer Methodist Mother of the Upper South. Biloxi, Miss.: J.D. Carter, 1977. FHL FAM HIST Book 921.73 C246cj.
  • [Welty] John Welty, Rev. War Soldier, Greene County Pioneer, Vol. 18, No. 1 (May 2002).
  • [West] Lawson, Fred Raulston. The Lawsons of East Tennessee. Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L444Lf.
  • [Wilcox] Smith, Eugene. "Malinda Phillips and Jesse Colbert Wilcox," The Appalachian Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Dec. 1996):43-45. FHL US/CAN Book 975.5743 D25a v. 1, no. 3 (Dec. 1996).
  • [Williams] King, James F. The Benjamin Williams Family of Greene County, Tennessee: A History, Compiled from Public Records, Private Papers, and Family Tradition. Gray, Tenn.: J.F. King, 1982. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W67k.
  • [Willis] Willis, David W. Henry Willis of Long Island. 4 vols. San Diego, Calif.: D.W. WIllis, 2008-2009. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W679w v. 1 ff.
  • [Wills] Neal, Carl B. The Wills Family of Johnson County, Tennessee. Olympia, Washington: [J. Kvatum?], 1960. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W685a.
  • [Woolsey] Hubbs, Ferol Frost. Hubbs - Frost and Allied Families. 1958. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H862hf.
  • [Woolsey] Young, Marjorie Lewis. Our Woolsey Family. Grand Prairie, Tex.: M.L. Young, 1994. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W887y.
  • [Wright] White, Richard E. Andrew Wright's Pedigree (1791-1865) Through My Grand-daughter (1977): Allied Lines -- Hunter, White, Clark, Billings, Waddle, Brooks, DeShaze, Cornwall, Kiefer, Daugherty, Dunnica, Couch, Hagan and Welty. Rawlins, Wyoming: R.E. White, 1985. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1150.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Original Virginia Records Imaged and Indexed Online," Arlene Eakle's Virginia Genealogy Blog, 12 October 2008.