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<p><i><a href="United States Genealogy">United States</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a href="Tennessee Genealogy">Tennessee</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /></i> <b>Hancock County</b>
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It is my understanding the the "burnt" records were found about 10 years ago in someones basement, and are on micro-fish at the Sneedville Courthouse.
</p><p><br> Guide to <b>Hancock County, Tennessee ancestry, family history and genealogy</b> birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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<h2> Quick Dates  </h2>
 
<p>Hancock County's civil records start the following years:<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm &quot;Earliest County Records,&quot;] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</span>
 
</p>
 
<table width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1">
 
 
 
<tr>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> <b><a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Birth">Birth</a></b>
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> <b><a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Marriage">Marriage</a></b>
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> <b><a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Death">Death</a></b>
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> <b><a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Census">Census</a></b>
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> <a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Land"><b>Land</b></a>
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> <b><a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Probate_Records">Probate</a></b>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1908&#160;
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1930
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1908
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1850
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1879
 
</td>
 
<td width="16.6%" align="center"> 1924
 
</td></tr></table>
 
<h2> County Courthouse  </h2>
 
<p><a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/hancock/">Hancock County Courthouse</a><br>&#160;PO Box 347<br> Sneedville, TN 37869<br> Phone: 423.733.4341 <br>
 
</p><p>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records<br> from 1930, land records from 1875 and military records from 1917. <span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Hancock County, Tennessee page 640, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>
 
</p><p><img src="ef=" _fck_mw_filename="{{TNHancockcourthouse}}" alt="" /><b>Hancock County Courthouse<br></b>1237 Main St.<br>Sneedville, TN 37869<br>Phone: 1-423-733-4341
 
</p><p><br><a href="http://www.hancockcountytn.com/Local_Pub.html#CountyClerk"><b>Hancock County Clerk</b></a><br>Marriage and Probate records<br>418 Harrison St.<br>P.O. Box 201<br>Sneedville, TN 37869<br>Phone: 1-423-733-2519
 
</p><p><a href="http://www.hancockcountytn.com/Local_Pub.html#RegisterOfDeeds"><b>Hancock County Register of Deeds</b></a><br>Land records<br>1237 Main St.<br>P.O. Box 347<br>Sneedville, TN 37869<br>Phone: 1-423-733-4545
 
</p><p><a href="http://www.hancockcountytn.com/Local_Pub.html#CircuitCourtClerk"><b>Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk</b></a><br>Court records<br>1237 Main St.<br>P.O. Box 347<br>Sneedville, TN 37869<br>Phone: 1-423-733-2954
 
</p><p>Hours:<br>Mon.,Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a,m,-4 p,m,<br>Wed,. and Sat. 8:30 a,m,-noon
 
</p>
 
<h2> History  </h2>
 
<div style="width: 100%; float: left">
 
<p><img src="ef=" _fck_mw_filename="{{JohnHancock}}" alt="" />
 
</p><p>East Tennessee county.
 
</p><p>The county is named after Founding Father <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock">John Hancock</a> (1737-1793).<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies &quot;List of counties in Tennessee,&quot;] Wikipedia.</span>
 
</p>
 
<h4> Parent County  </h4>
 
<p><b>1844--</b>Hancock County was&#160;created 7 January 1844 from <a href="Hawkins County, Tennessee">Hawkins</a> and <a href="Claiborne County, Tennessee">Claiborne</a> Counties. <br><b>County seat:</b> Sneedville<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 640. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</span>
 
</p>
 
<h4> County Pronunciation  </h4>
 
<ol><li><a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNHancockWeller.ogg">Hear it spoken</a><span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).</span> (female)
 
</li><li><a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNHancock.ogg">Hear it spoken</a><span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).</span> (male)
 
</li></ol>
 
<h4> Boundary Changes  </h4>
 
<p>For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, <a href="http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/">"Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"</a> (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
</p>
 
<h4> Record Loss  </h4>
 
<p>For a list of record loss in Tennessee counties see: <a href="http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-counties/#courthouse">Tennessee Counties with Burned Courthouses</a>
 
</p><p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Fire}}</span><b>1885</b> and <b>1930</b>--Fires damaged courthouse records.<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="TSLA">[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee] in ''Tennessee State Library and Archives'' in ''Tennessee Secretary of State'' (accessed 31 March 2014).</span><br><br>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Lost census: 1890
 
</li><li>Lost marriages: 1844 to 1930
 
</li><li>Lost probate: 1844 to 1924
 
</li></ul>
 
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</p>
 
<h2> Places/Localities  </h2>
 
<h4> Populated Places  </h4>
 
<table width="720" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK&#95;_ShowTableBorders">
 
 
 
<tr>
 
<td> Alanthus Hill
 
</td>
 
<td> Fox Branch
 
</td>
 
<td> New Hope
 
</td>
 
<td> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treadway,_Tennessee">Treadway</a>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td> Big Creek
 
</td>
 
<td> Independence
 
</td>
 
<td> Papaw
 
</td>
 
<td> Trent Valley
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td> Big Springs
 
</td>
 
<td> Keeling
 
</td>
 
<td> Ramsey
 
</td>
 
<td> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Hancock%2C+Vardy|subject|disp=Vardy}}</span>
 
</td></tr>
 
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<td> Bray
 
</td>
 
<td> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyles_Ford,_Tennessee">Kyles Ford</a>
 
</td>
 
<td> Rock Hill
 
</td>
 
<td> Willis
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td> Chestnut Grove
 
</td>
 
<td> Lawson Mill
 
</td>
 
<td> Seal Mathis
 
</td>
 
<td> Xenophon
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td> Dry Branch
 
</td>
 
<td> Livesay Mill
 
</td>
 
<td> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Hancock%2C+Sneedville|subject|disp=Sneedville}}</span>
 
</td>
 
<td> Yeary Mill
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td> Duck Creek
 
</td>
 
<td> Luther
 
</td>
 
<td> Sunnyside
 
</td>
 
<td> Yount Town
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td> Evanston
 
</td>
 
<td> Martin Creek
 
</td>
 
<td> Thompson Mill
 
</td>
 
<td>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
<h4> Neighboring Counties  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="Claiborne County, Tennessee">Claiborne</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Grainger County, Tennessee">Grainger</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Hawkins County, Tennessee">Hawkins</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Lee County, Virginia">Lee County, Virginia</a>
 
</li><li><a href="Scott County, Virginia">Scott County, Virginia</a>&#160;
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> Resources  </h2>
 
<p><img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/8/87/Tnhancock.jpg" _fck_mw_filename="Tnhancock.jpg" _fck_mw_location="right" _fck_mw_width="300" _fck_mw_type="thumb" alt="Tnhancock.jpg" class="fck_mw_frame fck_mw_right" style="width: 300;" />
 
</p>
 
<h4> Research Guides  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/facthancock.htm">Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Hancock County</a>, courtesy: <a href="http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/">TSLA</a>. (Identifies published county histories, published&#160;local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> African American  </h4>
 
<p><i><a href="African American Research">United States African Americans</a> <img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="" /> <a href="African-American Resources for Tennessee">Tennessee African Americans</a></i>
 
</p>
 
<h4> Biographies  </h4>
 
<ul><li>Douthat, James L. <i>Hancock County, Tennessee History and Biographies</i>. 1887; reprint, Signal Mountain, Tenn.:&#160;Mountain Press. Free Surname Index and purchase details at <a href="http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/details/tn-0487w.html">Mountain Press</a> website.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Cemeteries  </h4>
 
<table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1">
 
 
 
<tr>
 
<td width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center"> <b>Tombstone Transcriptions Online</b>
 
</td>
 
<td width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center"> <b>Tombstone Transcriptions in Print</b>
 
</td>
 
<td width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center"> <b>List of Cemeteries in the county</b>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&amp;GSfn=&amp;GSmn=&amp;GSln=&amp;GSbyrel=all&amp;GSby=&amp;GSdyrel=all&amp;GSdy=&amp;GScntry=4&amp;GSst=45&amp;GScnty=2458&amp;GSgrid=&amp;df=all&amp;GSob=n">Findagrave.com</a>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|676186|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}</span>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScn=&amp;CScntry=4&amp;CSst=45&amp;CScnty=2458">Findagrave.com</a>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://tngenweb.org/hancock/hancockctytncem.htm">TNGenWeb</a>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemetery+Hancock+Tennessee&amp;qt=advanced&amp;dblist=638">WorldCat</a>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&amp;action=search_cemetery&amp;exact=true&amp;country=United%20States&amp;state=Tennessee&amp;county=Hancock&amp;cemetery_name=A">BillionGraves</a>
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://usgwarchives.net/tn/hancock/hancems.html">TNGenWeb Archives</a>
 
</td>
 
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</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0">
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/hancock.html">Tombstone Project</a>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0">
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0">
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/cemeteries/#!co=hancock">TNGenWeb Cemeteries</a>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0">
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0">
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0"> <a href="https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/">BillionGraves</a>
 
</td>
 
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</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0">
 
</td></tr>
 
<tr>
 
<td bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"> See <a href="Tennessee Cemeteries">Tennessee Cemeteries</a> for more information.
 
</td></tr></table>
 
<ul><li>Hancock County Cemeteries <a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/hancock/hancockcountylookups.htm">Free Lookups Available!</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Census  </h4>
 
<p>1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Hancock County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see <a href="Tennessee Census">Tennessee Census</a>. 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.
 
</p><p>See <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book">Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book</a> for more information about statewide printed indexes.
 
</p><p>See <a href="http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/h-tn.htm#Hancock">Hancock County, TN census assignments</a>, including links to transcribed files. [<a href="http://www.us-census.org/">The USGenWeb Census Project®</a>]<br>
 
</p><p><b>1810 - 1891</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3574">Tennessee, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1891</a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com/"><b>Ancestry.com</b></a> — index $
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><b>1880</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. <i>1880 Census, Hancock County, Tennessee</i>. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1996. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|686688|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Book 976.8946 X2s 1880}}</span>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><b>1890</b> - Lost, but substitutes are available:
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Reed, Sue S. <i>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.</i> 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|461479|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891}}</span>. [Hancock County is included in Vol. 6.]
 
</li><li>Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. <i>1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.</i> Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|114935|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890}}</span>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><br> <b>1891 Male Voters </b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>1891 <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2884">Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters 1891</a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com/"><b>Ancestry.com</b></a> — index $
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><b>1930</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Collins, Betty VanOver. <i>Hancock Co., Tennessee Federal Census, 1930</i>. Knoxville, Tenn.: B.J.V. Collins, 2004?. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1171853|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Book 976.8946 X2c 1930}}</span>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Church  </h4>
 
<p><b>Baptist</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>DeBoard, George Mitchell et al. <i>Personal Records of a Minister: Rev. George Mitchell DeBoard, Grainger County, Tennessee; Includes Many People from Hancock, Hawkins and Hamblen Counties, Tennessee)</i>. Dallas, Texas: H.P. Garner, 2001?. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1040278|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Book 976.8932 K2d}}</span>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Court  </h4>
 
<h4> Family Histories  </h4>
 
<p>It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Locate publications about direct ancestors
 
</li><li>Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
 
</li><li>Identify publications, to quote <a href="Elizabeth Shown Mills">Elizabeth Shown Mills</a>, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [<b>F</b>riends, <b>A</b>ssociates, and <b>N</b>eighbors]
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><b>General</b>
 
</p><p>As of August 2010, a query for <a href="http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&amp;includedb=&amp;lang=en&amp;ti=&amp;surname=&amp;stype=Exact&amp;given=&amp;bplace=Hancock+Tennessee&amp;byear=&amp;brange=0&amp;dplace=&amp;dyear=&amp;drange=0&amp;mplace=&amp;myear=&amp;mrange=0&amp;father=&amp;mother=&amp;spouse=&amp;skipdb=&amp;period=All&amp;submit.x=Search">persons born in Hancock, Tennessee</a> at <i><a href="World Connect">World Connect</a></i>, results in more than 25,000 entries.
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Society (Tennessee). <i>Hancock County, Tennessee and Its People</i>. 3 vols. n.p.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1990-2004. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|615502|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Book 976.8946 H2h}}</span> ff.
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><b>Bibliography</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><b>[Church]</b> Murray,&#160;James Lawrence. <i>Church - Edens Families of Hawkins and Hancock Counties, Tennessee</i>. El Paso, Texas: J.L. Murray, 1960. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|155490|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 1487}}</span>.
 
</li><li><b>[Eppes]</b> Johnson, Mary Lou Shoemaker. <i>Family of Edward Eppes of Knox County, Tennessee.</i> Fountain City, TN?: Unknown, 1951. Available at <a href="http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh307478806%3B-1%3B-1%3B">Heritage Quest Online</a> ($).
 
</li><li><b>[Flagg]</b> <i><a href="http://www.archive.org/details/descendantsjosi00flaggoog">Descendants of Josiah Flagg of Berkeley County, W. Va.; with Sketches of the Flagg, Keyes, Foss, Shively, Hughes, Slemons and Campbell Ancestries</a>. </i>Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin, 1920.&#160; Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.
 
</li><li><b>[Goins]</b> Rhea, Johnnie Clyde. <i>Alexander Goins Family of Newman's Ridge, Hancock, Tennessee</i>. Sneedville, Tenn.: J.C. Rhea, 1999. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|957101|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 G561r}}</span>.
 
</li><li><b>[Greene]</b> McNeil, Jack (John Edward, Jr.) <i>The nine Greene sisters of Benton County, Arkansas</i> Parkin, Arkansas&#160;: J. McNeil, c1992 <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|704163|title-id|disp=FHL book 929.273 G83}}</span>. Digital version available at <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FSbook|75532}}</span>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Land  </h4>
 
<p>The original Hancock County Deed Books are held at the Hancock County Courthouse. The&#160;<a href="Tennessee State Library and Archives">TSLA</a> microfilmed Deed Books J through Q (1879-1902) and the Index (1879-1968) in the 1970s. Copies of their microfilms are also available at the Family History Library: <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|203603|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Films 968664-968668}}</span>.
 
</p>
 
<h4> Law and Legislation  </h4>
 
<ul><li>Tennessee State Library and Archives, <i>Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names.</i> 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&#160;<a href="Tennessee State Library and Archives">TSLA</a>&#160;hascreated an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource <a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm">Click here</a>. The searchable index is available at the&#160;<a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm#names">TSLA</a>; another version is available at <a href="http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_acts">World Vital Records</a>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Local Histories  </h4>
 
<p>Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Society (Tennessee) <i>Hancock County, Tennessee and its people</i> [United States]&#160;: Walsworth Pub. Co., c1990-2004 <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|615502|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN book 976.8946 H2h v.1-3}}</span> <a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/hancock/hancockcountylookups.htm">Free lookups available</a>
 
</p>
 
<h4> Maps  </h4>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/">Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Military  </h4>
 
<p><b>Civil War</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx">Civil War Research Database</a> $
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm">Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<p>Civil War service men from Hancock County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from&#160;Hancock County.
 
</p><p><u>Confederate Soldiers</u>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a href="2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's) (Confederate)">2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ashby's)</a> -&#160; CSA - Company C.
 
</li><li><a href="5th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (McClellan's) (Confederate)">5th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (McClellan's)</a> - CSA - Company D.
 
</li><li><a href="29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry">29th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry</a> - CSA - Company D.
 
</li><li><a href="25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)">25th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)</a>. Company I (Lee Rangers later Lee Greys).<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">Dobbie E. Lambert, ''25th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|566442|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 106}}.</span>
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><u>Union Soldiers</u>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a href="1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)">1st Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry</a> - Companies A and B.
 
</li><li><a href="9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)">9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry</a> - Companies L and M.
 
</li></ul>
 
<p><u></u>
 
</p><p><u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&#160;Hancock County:</u>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Carter, William Randolph. <i><a href="http://www.archive.org/details/historyoffirstre00ca">History of the First regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry in the Great war of the Rebellion, with the Armies of the Ohio and Cumberland, under Generals Morgan, Rosecrans, Thomas, Stanley and Wilson</a>. </i>Knoxville, Tennessee: Gaut-Ogden Co. Printers, 1902. Free digital copy. Union.
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnhawkin/1890vethan.html">1890 Census of Union Veterens and their Widows, Hancock County, TN</a>, (accessed 30 Jan 2012). &#160;Extracted by Hallie Price Garner for Our Mountain Heritage.&#160;&#160;
 
</li><li>Tennessee State Library and Archives, <a href="http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension134.htm">Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&#160;:Hancock County</a>, (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.
 
</li><li>United States Pension Bureau, <a href="http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n360/mode/1up">List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for ... </a>(Washington Printing Office; 1883), (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Online at Internet Archive.&#160;Hancock County, page 342-343.<br>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Newspapers  </h4>
 
<p>Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the <a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm">TSLA</a>. 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 <a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers">here</a>. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Hancock County click on the following town:
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-s.htm#Sneedville">Sneedville</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Periodicals  </h4>
 
<p>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:
 
</p>
 
<dl><dd><b>Ansearchin' News</b>
 
</dd><dd>Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Hancock County, Tennessee have been published in <i>Ansearchin' News</i>, the quarterly magazine of the <a href="http://www.tngs.org/">Tennessee Genealogical Society</a>. To view a list of these articles, visit their <a href="http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html">county index</a>. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their <a href="http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html">archive</a>&#160;or conduct a <a href="http://www.tngs.org/search.htm">surname search</a>. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the <i>Ansearchin' News</i> quarterly <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}</span>
 
</dd><dd><b>East Tennessee Roots</b>
 
</dd><dd>Genealogical articles with abstracts of Hancock County, Tennessee records have been published in <i><a href="http://www.easttennesseeroots.com/index.html">East Tennessee Roots</a></i> (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available <a href="http://sites.google.com/site/easttennesseeroots/subject-index">online</a>. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available <a href="http://sites.google.com/site/easttennesseeroots/">online</a>. The Family History Library has collected most issues of&#160;<i>East Tennessee Roots</i> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|177434|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e}}</span>.
 
</dd><dd><b>Our Mountain Heritage</b>
 
</dd><dd>Primary emphasis of the quarterly news-letter is on the "publication of local records that are not available elsewhere."<a href="http://www.overhomesneedville.com/">(website: www.overhomesneedville.com)</a>&#160;Indexed in the PERiodical Source Index <a href="Periodical Source Index (PERSI)">(PERSI)</a>
 
</dd><dd><b>Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin</b>
 
</dd><dd>Genealogical articles with abstracts of Hancock County, Tennessee records have been published in the <i>Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin</i> (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the <a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/index.htm">Watauga Association of Genealogists</a>. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their <a href="http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/bulletins.htm">website</a>. Back issues are available for purchase. The Family History Library has a complete collection <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|39987|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Books 976.897 B2w}}</span>, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's&#160;<i>Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001</i> (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|1119285|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001}}</span>.
 
</dd></dl>
 
<h4> Prisons  </h4>
 
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{TNp}}</span>
 
</p>
 
<h4> Probate Records  </h4>
 
<p><b>Online Records</b>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><b>1779 – 2008</b> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9176">Tennessee Wills and Probate Records 1779-2008</a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com">Ancestry.com</a> — index and images <b>$</b>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Taxation  </h4>
 
<p>The following Hancock County tax lists have been abstracted:<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref">The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</span>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><b>[1880]</b> 1880 Hancock County Tax List, <i>East Tennessee Roots,</i> Vol. 6, No. 1; Vol. 6, No. 2; Vol. 6, No. 3; Vol. 6, No. 4. For access, see <a href="Hancock County, Tennessee#Periodicals">Periodicals</a>.
 
</li><li><b>[1880]</b> Tax Records, 1880. <i>Our Mountain Heritage</i>, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Spring 2002); Vol. 14, No. 3 (Summer 2002); Vol. 14, No. 4 (Fall 2002); Vol. 15, No. 1 (Winter 2003); Vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring 2003); Vol. 15, No. 3 (Summer 2003); Vol. 15, No. 4 (Fall 2003); Vol. 16, No. 1 (Winter 2004); Vol. 16, No. 2 (Spring 2004); Vol. 16, No. 3 (Summer 2004); Vol. 16, No. 4 (Fall 2004); Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter 2005); Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr. 2005); Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr. 2006).
 
</li></ul>
 
<h4> Vital Records  </h4>
 
<p>See also <a href="http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-vital-records/">How to order Tennessee Vital Records</a> or <a href="http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/">order electronically online</a>.
 
</p>
 
<h4> <b>Birth</b>  </h4>
 
<ul><li><b>1828 - 1939</b> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1681012|Tennessee Births and Christenings 1828-1939}}</span> at <a href="https://familysearch.org/">FamilySearch.org</a> — index
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1869 - 1909</b> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2282">Tennessee Delayed Birth Records <b>1869-1909</b> </a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com/"><b>Ancestry.com</b></a> — index and images $
 
</li></ul>
 
<h5> <b>Death</b>  </h5>
 
<ul><li>Wiefering, Edna and Cleveland Public Library. <i>Hancock County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 through 1925</i>. Cleveland, Tenn.: Cleveland Public Library, 199-?. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|704754|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Book 976.8946 V2w}}</span>.
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1874 - 1955</b> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}}</span> at <a href="https://familysearch.org/"><b>FamilySearch.org</b></a> — index
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1908 - 1958</b> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376">Tennessee Death Records 1908 - 1958 </a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com/"><b>Ancestry.com</b></a> — index and images $
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1914 - 1955</b> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955}}</span> at <a href="https://familysearch.org/"><b>FamilySearch.org</b></a> — index and images
 
</li></ul>
 
<p>For deaths of Methodists in Hancock County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
 
</p>
 
<ul><li>Smith, Jonathan K.T. <i>Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate</i>. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. <span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}}</span> ff;&#160;digital versions at <a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html">David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository</a>. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
 
</li></ul>
 
<h5> <b>Marriage</b>  </h5>
 
<ul><li><b>1780 - 2002</b> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169">Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002</a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com/"><b>Ancestry.com</b></a> — index $
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1780 - 2002</b> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1936414|Tennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002}}</span> at <a href="https://familysearch.org/"><b>FamilySearch.org</b></a>— index
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1790 - 1950</b> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950}}</span> at <a href="https://familysearch.org/"><b>FamilySearch.org</b></a> — index and images
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1796 - 1950</b> <span class="fck_mw_template">{{RecordSearch|1681022|Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950}}</span> at <a href="https://familysearch.org/"><b>FamilySearch.org</b></a> — index
 
</li></ul>
 
<ul><li><b>1851 - 1900</b> <a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4125">Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900</a> at <a href="http://home.ancestry.com/"><b>Ancestry.com</b></a>— index and images $
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> Societies and Libraries  </h2>
 
<p>See also a List of <a href="http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-society-archive/">Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies</a>
 
</p><p><a href="http://www.overhomesneedville.com/"><b>Hancock County Tennessee Historical &amp; Genealogical Society</b></a><br>P O Box 307<br>Sneedville, TN 37869<br>Phone: 1-423-733-0140 or 1-423-733-4541
 
</p><p><a href="http://www.easttnhistory.org/"><b>East Tennessee Historical Society</b></a><br>601 S. Gay St.<br>P.O. Box 1629<br>Knoxville, TN 37901-1629<br>Phone: 1-865-215-8824<br>E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org
 
</p><p><a href="http://www.discoveret.org/hcpl/"><b>Hancock County Public Library</b></a><br>138 Willow St.<br>Sneedville, TN 37869<br>Phone: 1-423-733-2020<br><b>Hours</b>: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.<br>The Hancock Public Library&#160;has a genealogy and local history section.
 
</p>
 
<h4> Family History Centers<br>  </h4>
 
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}</span>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
 
<p><span class="fck_mw_template">{{Wikipedia|Hancock County, Tennessee}}</span>
 
</p>
 
<ul><li><a href="http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/hancock-county/">Hancock County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy</a>
 
</li><li><a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115437264392250624287">Tennessee Genealogy Network Community on Google+</a>
 
</li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/175655229162652/">Tennessee Genealogy Network Group on Facebook</a>
 
</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Hancock|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}</span> (FamilySearch)
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwikiBoards&amp;url=http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.hancock/mb.ashx">Hancock County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board</a> (Ancestry)
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/41100y1A719PSRVZRWQPRQUXRWTR?sid=familysearchwikiGenForum&amp;url=http://genforum.com/tn/hancock/">Hancock County, TN Genealogy Forum</a> (GenForum)
 
</li><li><a href="http://ldsgenealogy.com/TN/Hancock-County.htm">Hancock County TN Genealogy</a>
 
</li><li><a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/hancock/">Hancock County, TNGenWeb</a> (USGenWeb)
 
</li><li><a href="http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/hancock.html">RootsWeb Mailing List: TNHANCOC-L (Hancock County, Tennessee List)</a>
 
</li><li><a href="http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html">RootsWeb Mailing List: ETN-L (East Tennessee List)</a>
 
</li><li><a href="http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html">RootsWeb Mailing List: ETN-OZ-L (East Tennessee Migrants to Ozarks Region List)</a>
 
</li><li><a href="http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#UPPEREASTTN">RootsWeb Mailing List: UPPEREASTTN-L (Upper East Tennessee List)</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
<h2> References  </h2>
 
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Revision as of 08:59, 1 March 2016

It is my understanding the the "burnt" records were found about 10 years ago in someones basement, and are on micro-fish at the Sneedville Courthouse.