Bledsoe County, Tennessee County Court Minutes: 1841-1846

111 Total Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Perfect Bound, TN-0841, $18.50

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This 111-page oversized publication is packed with orphan records, guardian bonds, and indentured servant records for minors. Although it also contains other court abstracts, the number of records for children who lost their parents is amazing. Why did all these children lose their families? Was there a plague? Perhaps a famine?

Approximately 35% of entrees deal with minor children. Also included are:

* * WPA Workers
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.

Examples

James ALLEN, guardian of minor heirs of Thomas INGRAM, deceased, tendered his resignation as such guardian to Hester A. INGRAM and James E. INGRAM ... received.

Court appropriated the sum of $12.50 for support of Sarah KEENER, an old and infirm woman, for next 6 months ... to be placed in hands of John M. BEATTY, who shall make report.

Bond of James P. SPRING who was appointed guardian of Philander D. MOORE, a minor orphan (male) ... security: Aron SCHOOLFIELD, John BRIDGMAN ... $100.

Jessee BROWN appointed Overseer in room and stead of James STEPHENS, with the following hands and bound ... Commencing at old John PARHAM's thence to John PRESTLEYS on the mountain to include ((continues with locations)).

Ordered that Gilbreath KELLY be bound unto William SKILLERN until he arrives at the age of twenty-one ... he is now eleven years old ... SKILLERN entered into bond and agreement ... to be given a horse saddle worth eighty-five dollars and education - reading writing and arithmetic to the rule of three and at the expiration of his time, give him a good suit of Jenes (Jeans) clothes ... will always furnish said KELLY sufficient diet, loding, and washing and apparel ...

Surnames Included in this Publication

Bledsoe Minutes * After the surname indicates over 5 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.
** After the surname indicates over 10 DIFFERENT first names are listed under the surname.

AREL ARLE ACUFF** AKING ALLEN* ALSISON ANDERSON** ARMS AUSTIN AUSTON

BAITY* BALLARD BARGER BARKER BARNETT BARNETTE BATTY BAYER BEACH BEALLEN BEATTE BEATTY** BEDWELL BILLINGSLEY** BLALOCK BLAYLOCK BOLING BOLTON BOMIN BOULDIN BOWMAN* BOYD** BRADFORD BREWER BRIANT** BRIDGEMAN BRIDGMAN** BRISTOE BRISTOL BRISTOW BROCK BROWN** BROYLES BRYANT** BURCH BURDITT BURKE BURNETT BUSELL

CAMPBELL CANADA CANTRELL CARDER** CARMACK CARNAHAN CARNES** CARTER CATCHUM CETCHAM CHAMBERS CHRISTIAN CLARK** CLEMONS CLOSE CLOUD COCKE COKE COLBERT COLEMAN COLVARD CONDREY CONLEY CONLY COOK* COOKE COULSTON COULTER** COWAN COWIN COX COZZATT CRAWFORD* CROZIER* CRUTCHFIELD* CURTIS CUZZART

DALTON** DANIEL DAVENPORT DAVIS DAWSON** DAY* DENTON DEVENPORT DORIS DORSEY* DORSY DORTON DOTSON DREGGIN DUGER DUGGER DUSSEE DWIGGINS*

EDWARD ELLISON ENGLISH EPERSON EVANS* EVINS EVITT EWTON

FAIRBANKS FAN FANN FARA FARE FARMER* FARR FARRAR FERGUSON FINLEY FIRBUSH FORD* FOSTER** FRAILEY FRANKLIN FRAZIER* FREEMAN FREMAN FULKINS

GALT GANAWAY GARDNER GAUT GENTRY GIBSON GILBREATH GILBRETH GIPSON* GLENTWORTH GODSEY GOFF GOOT GORDON* GOTT GOURIN(?) GRAHAM* GRASON GREEN** GREER** GRIMES GUALT

HAIL HALE** HALEY HALL* HAMBLE HAMILTON* HANEY HANKENS HANKINS HARDEN HARDIN HARRIS* HARRISON HASKEW* HAY HEARD** HEDGCOTH HEDGECOTH** HELTON HENDERSON HENEGAR HENNIGAR HENNIGER HENRY HENSON* HERD** HICKENBOTTOM HICKENBOTTUM HICKS** HICKSON HIDER HINCH* HINES HIXSON** HOGE HOLDEN HOLDERMAN HOLEMAN HOLLAND HOLLOWAY HOLMAN HOODENPYL* HOODENPYLE* HOOTS HOPKINS HORN** HOWARD* HOWL HOYEL HUGHES HUGHS** HUMBLE* HUNTER** HUTCHESON**

INGRAM* IVITT IVY

JAMES JENTRY JOHNSON** JONES** JONSON JOURDAN JOURDEN JOYS

KEARLY KEASY KEEDY** KEENER KELLY KELTNER KENNY KENTON KERLEY* KERLY* KERSY KERTIS KILGORE KIME KIMME KIMMER* KINSY KINZY KIRKLIN* KNIGHT KNON (/) KNOX

LACESETER* LADEN LAMB** LAMBRETH LANGLEY LASETER* LASITER LAY LEA** LEE** LEWIS LIVELY LLOYD** LODEN LOOING LOONY LOVE LOVING LOWDEN* LOWE LOWERY** LOWRY LOYD

MAGERS MANGEE MANGU MANING MANNING MANNON MANOR MANSFIELD MANZER MARLOW MASSE MASSEE MASSEY MASSIE MASSY MATHISS MATTHESS MATTHEWS MAUGE MAUSEE MAUZEE MAUZY MAYERS MEREMAN MERIMAN MERRIMAN* MEYERS MILLARD* MILLER* MIRES MITTS MOIS MONTGOMERY* MOONEYHAM MOONYHAM MOORE MORRIS* MOSS MOYERS MOYRES MOYSES MUNCY MURPHY MYERS MCCALL MCCARROLL MCCAUL MCCLAIN MCCLENAHAN MCCLENDEN* MCCLENDON* MCCLINE MCCULEY MCCULLY MCCULY MCDONOUGH* MCDOWEL* MCDOWELL* MCLAUGHLIN MCNABB MCNEW MCREYNOLDS* MCVAY MCWILLIAMS

NAIL* NANEY NANNY* NARAMORE NARRAMORE NAVISS NAY NELSON NESBIT NEWBE NEWBEE NEWBY NEWMAN* NICHOL NICHOLS* NORRIS NORWOOD**

OFFESERS OGLE ONEIL* ONIEL ORME** ORMES OWEN OWENS** OWINS OXIER OXSHEER** OXSHER**

PAINE** PANE PANKEY PANNELL PANTHER PARHAM PARKER PARKS PARSON PATTON* PAYNE* PENDERGRASS* PETERS PEW PHELPS* PHILIPS PIKE* PITTS POINER POLARD POLLARD* POPE** POTER POTTER PRATER PRATOR PRAYTOR PRESLEY PRESTLEY

QUALLS QUALS QUARLES

RAINS RANDOLPH RANKIN** RAWLINGS READ REAL REAVELY REAVESS REAVICE REAVIS REAVISS RECTOR** REDWINE* REED* REEL REID REINS RENFRO* RENFROE RENFROW REVICE* REVIS RIGHT* RIGSBY RILEY ROBERSON** RODGER RODGERS ROGERS** ROLLINGS ROMINES ROSE RUDD RUSH* RUSSEL RUSSELL

SALES SCARBORRY SCHOOLFIELD** SCISSOM SCOTT SEAG SEAGRAVES SEARBERRY SEGRAVES SELBY SHEAREL SHEARL SHEARLET SHEILDS SHELBY SHELTON SHERRELL SHERIL SHERILL** SHERILLS SHERLEY SHERLY SHERRIL SHERRILL* SHIRLEY SIMMONS* SKILERN SKILES SKILLERN** SLOAN SLONN SLOWN SMITH** SNODGRASS SNOTGRASS SPARKMAN SPARKS SPEARS SPRING** SPRINGS STANDEFER* STANDEPHER STANDIFER STEP STEPHENS** STEVENS STONE STORY STRANAHAN* STRICKLIN STUBS* SULLIVAN SUTHERLAND SUTTON SWAFFORD** SWANER

TAUER TEATERS TEETERS TERRY TETARS TETERS* THOMAS** THOMPSON* THROPSHIRE THURMAN** TOLLET TOLLETT** TOMPSON TUCKER TULLOSS** TURNER

VANDAVER VERNON** VICONY

WAIT WALKER** WALLS WELCH WHEELER** WHITE* WHITESIDE** WHITTENBURG WIATT WILCOX WILLCOX WILLIAMSON WILLOUGHBY WILLSON WILOUGHBY WILSON WILTT WOODS WOOTON WORLEY WORTHING WORTHINGTON** WRIGHT WRITT WYATT

YORK YOUNG

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