Grundy County, Tennessee WPA Records

Compiled by Penelope Johnson Allen
82 Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Softcover, TN-0537, $18.00

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This volume contains a collection of genealogical research materials found in resurrected WPA** files from an attic in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Available once again, they include:

* 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

Bible Records: Births, deaths, marriages, etc.

Cemetery Inscriptions: The entire tombstone inscription was recorded. Example:
"E.T. Harden b. 1862, d. 1887: An honest and noble youth is gone in a moment called away. Left friend and all his loss to mourn. His debt we all must pay. But then we hope in heaven above to meet one on earth we love."

Church Records: Church histories and records including baptisms. Example:
November 17, 1901, Marie Nathurst, Ensley, AL

Surnames Included in This Publication

ABERNATHY* ABRAHAM ADAMS* ALEXANDER ANDEREGG* ANDERSON* ARGO* ARMFIELD ARNOLD AYLOR*

BAGGESTOSS BAILEY* BANHOLZER BARNES** BARNETT* BARRETT* BARRY BATES BEDINGFIELD BELL BENNETT* BERRY* BESS BIRD BIRDWELL BIVENS* BLAIR BLANTON BOLINGER BOLLINGER BOLTON BOND BOST BOWLING BOYD* BRAMAN BRANDON BRANNAN* BRASHER BRATTON BRAWLEY* BREASHEAR BRIDGET BROOKMAN BROOKS* BROSSIE BROWN** BROWNING BRYAN BRYANT BURN BURNETT* BUTNER BUTTNER BYERS BYNUM BYRD

CAIN CALDWELL CAMPBELL** CANNO CANNON* CANTRELL CARD CARDER CARMICK CARNER CARPENTER* CARRICK CARTER CASTON CAWTHORN CHARLES* CHILDERS CHRISTIAN* CHURCH* CLARK CLEEK COFFELT COLDWELL** COLLINS COLYAR* CONROY CONRY** COOK COPE COPPINGER** COURSEY COX* CRABTREE CRAF CRICK* CROOKS CROSS CROUCH CROW CROWE* CUNNINGHAM* CURTIS*

DANCE DARSEY DAVID DAVIS DEADMAN DIER DIKES DILLON DISHEROON DORRIS* DORTE DOTSON DOUGLAS DUBOSE DUGAN* DUNCAN DYER* DYKES**

EARP ECHOLS ECKLES ELLER* ELLIOTT ELLIS ENGLAND ERVCIN ESSMAN EVERETT

FAHARRY FAIGAUX FARISS FARR FARRELL FERGUSON FIELDS FINCH FLANAGAN* FLANNIGAN FLETCHER FLURY* FLYNN* FOLK FORD FOSTER** FOX FRANKLIN FREDERICK FREEZE FRIEND FRY FRYE FUCTS FULTS**

GAILOR GAITHER* GALLAGHER GARNER** GARRETSON GARRETT GIBSON GIFFORD GILBERT GILLIAM* GILLIE GIVENS** GOODMAN** GORN GRAF GRANTHAM GRATHAM GREEN** GRETTER GRIMES GRISWOLD** GROSS** GULLETT GUNN

HAGGARD HALL** HAMBY HAMILTON* HAMPTON* HARDEN HARDIN* HARGIS** HARRIS* HARRISON** HASSLER HASTINGS HATFIELD HAYES HAYNES** HEANNON HEER HEFNER HEGE* HEMBREE HENDERSON* HENLEY** HENSON HIGGINS HILL HILLIS HINES HITTSON HOBBS** HOLLAND HOLLEY HOLT HOOPER HOOVER** HOWLAND* HUGGINS HUGHSTON HUNERWADEL HUNT HUNZIKER HUTCH HUTSON

INGRAM

JACKSON JACOBS JOHNS JOHNSON** JONES JOSSI JOSSIE

KEEF KEEL KEER KELLY KELSON KENNEDY** KESEY KILGORE** KILLGORE** KILLIAM KILLIAN** KING** KIRBY KIRK** KNIGHT* KNIGHTON KNOTT KOEHLER KOPP KRAHENBUHL KUNZ

LADD LAIN LANE* LANKFORD** LASATER LATHRUM LAW LAWRENCE LAYNE** LEAIRD LEGG* LEWIS LEVAN** LEVENTON LEVERTON LEWIS** LIDMAN LINTON LOCKE LOCKHART** LOGUE LOTTIE LOVELACE** LOWE LUCHSINGER LUSK** LYNE

MCBEE MCCARVER MCCLHANEY MCCLURE MCCORD MCCORMACK* MCCREA MCCULLOCH MCCULLOUGH* MCCURDY* MCDONALD** MCELHANEY MCGEE MCGOVERN* MCGREGOR

MANLEY MANSFIELD MARLER** MARTIN MARUGG** MARY MASON* MAUPIN* MAYE MEADOWS MEEKS** MELTON MERRY MERRITT MESSICK METCALFE MEYER MICKILL MIDOVEER MILLRANY MISHILL MOFFIT MOFFITT MONITZ MORAN** MORGAN MORRIS MORTON** MOSER MOTT MYER MYERS**

NATHURST* NEARN* NEWSOM NEWSON NORTHCUT** NORTHCUTT* NORVELL NOTE NUNLEE NUNLEY**

O’DEAR ODELL O’NEAL* ORANGE* OREAR ORMSBEE OVERTURF OVERTURFF

PACK PALMER PARKER** PARKS* PARMLEY** PARSON PARTON PATRICK** PATTIE PATTON** PAYNE* PEARSON PEARY PERRY* PET PETTEY PETTY PHIPP PHIPPS PICKETT PINKSTON PIRTLE PLUMACHR POE POINTER PONDER* PRESNELL PRICE* PRICNE* PURDOM

QUINTARD

RAMSEY RANSOM RAY REED* REEVES** RENSHAW RHEA* RICE RIVES* ROBBINS ROBERT ROBERTS** ROBINSON RODDY** ROLLINGS ROLLINS ROM ROSE ROSS ROTH RUCH RUHLING RUSSELL RUST**

SAFLEY SAIN** SANDERS** SANDS SARTAIN SAUNDERS SAVAGE SHAERER* SCHERER SCHIESSER* SCHILD SCHLOGETER SCHULTZ SCHWOON SCOTT* SCRUGGS** SEWELL* SHADERIC SHADERICK SHADERIG SHADRICK SHEET SHELTON SHETTER SHIELY SIEGRIST SIMMONS SIMPSON SIMS* SISSOM* SITS SITZ** SMART SMARTT* SMITH** SOUTHLANE SPEEGLE SPIESS STEP STEPHENS STEPP* STEVENS STEVENSON STEWART STOCKER STONE* STOTTS** STREET* STUBBLEFIELD* STUCKER SUMMERS* SWAHLEN SWEETEN** SWEETON* SYBONE SYKES

TALLENT TANNER TATE** TAYLOR THAXTON THOMAS** THOMASON THOMPSON** THORNHILL THURMAN TIDMAN* TINNEY TIPTON** TODD TRAVIS TRUSSEL TUCKER TURNER**

UMBARGER** USLETON

VAUGHAN VOHN VONBERGEN VONROHR VONBERGEN

WALKER** WANNAMAKER WARREN** WARRNES WEAVER* WEBB WEPF WERNER WESLEY WHITE** WHITMAN WHITTLE WILDER WILEY** WILKERSON WILKINSON WILLIAMS** WILLIS WILLISON WILSON* WIMBERLY WINTON** WLKER WODLEE WOOD WOODLEE** WOODLESS WOODS WOOTEN* WOOTON WRIGHT*

YARBER YENNY YOUNG**

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