Obion County, Tennessee Court of Pleas & Quarter Session

Compiled by WPA Workers **
149 Total Pages, 8.5"x11", Full Name Index, Softcover, TN-0604, $20.00

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If the surname you are researching is included in the list below, you may have hit the proverbial genealogical goldmine.

Compiled by WPA Workers ** in 1941, this publication contains the full minutes of The Obion County Court of Pleas from 1834 through 1836. Packed with civil court cases, deeds/estates, overseer records, and promissory note cases, it also includes civilian names (court officials, defendants, and jurors). Of special interest to Obion County researchers are that tax reports that pinpoint landowners to the districts in which they lived.

* 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.


One tract of land 1000 acres granted by the State of North Carolina To John G. & Thomas BLOUNT, Grant number 226 dated 10th July 1788 lying in the 7th Range and 8th Section of the 13th District. Taxes $11.12 1/2, Clerks fee $1.40, Sheriffs fee $1.00, Printers fee $1.50.

Additional Examples

July: A.D. 1835 John CARTER, Jr., Produced in court one wolf scalp over four months old, and proved the killing of the same within the limits of this county, it is therefore ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that he be allowedagreeable to the Statutes in that case made and provided, and that the Treasurer pay the same out of any monies in his hands not otherwise appropriated.

Archibald HENDERSON, 72 acres entry number 466, in 3 range, 7th section, 13th district. Taxes 80 cents, Clerks fees $1.40, Sheriffs, fees $1.00, Printers fees $1.50 .

Monday the 5th, January 1835. Ordered by the court, five Justices being present, that James DAVID, Coroner of Obion County, be allowed the sum ten dollars for holding two Juries of inquest over the bodies of Joseph (p-175) WALLACE and Berry DOFFEL, and that the County Trustee pay the same out of any monies in his hands not other appropriated.

Surnames Included in this Publication

* 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.

Abington, Adair, Adam, Adams, Allen*, Allison, Anderson, Andrew, Andrews, Anthony, Appleshine, Applewhite, Arman, Armour, Asbrook, Ashbrook, Auld

Badget, Badgett, Baldridge, Bapham, Barham, Barner, Barnet, Barnett, Bartlett, Baxter, Bedford*, Bedfore, Bedjford, Begg, Bells, Bennett, Berryhill, Bettis, Bezzy, Bird, Blakemore, Blount, Blounts, Bluff, Bood, Boon, Bosley, Bottom, Boyce, Bramblet, Bramblett, Brasfield, Broach, Brockwell, Bronw, Brown*, Buchanan, Buchannan, Buchannon, Buckanan, Buin, Bush, Buy, Byrd, Byron

Cage, Caldwell, Calhoon, Calhoun, Camp, Campbell, Carmac, Carmach, Carmack, Carrol, Carter*, Caruthers, Cassady, Cassedy, Cathey, Catoe, Chamberlin, Cheeks, Chester, Chiger, Childress, Clark, Clear, Cloah, Coats, Cochran, Cole, College, Collier, Colyear, Colyer, Cook, Cooke, Cornell, Crabb, Crocket, Crow, Crowders, Culberson, Cullem, Cullen, Cullum, Culperson, Cunningham, Curlen, Curlin

Dabney, Dalton, Daniel, Darkin, Darnall, Darnals, Daugherty, Daulton, Davidson**, Davison, Dean, Dickerson, Dickey, Dickinson, Dickison, Dickson, Digg, Docksey, Doffel, Dorris, Douglas, Downey, Doxey, Dresden, Dunlapp, Dunn, Durham, Dyer, Dyersburg

Eachbaum, Eastridge, Eaton, Eatons, Edminson, Edmond, Edmonds, Edmondson, Edmund, Edmunds, Edwaards, Edward, Edwards, Edwarrd, Edwdards, Elder, Enloe, Enlose, Estridge, Evans

Faris, Farley, Farmer, Farr, Farrin, Farris, Faulk, Faust, Fentress, Ferriage, Ferry, Field, Fields, Filiecand, Fisher, Fleming, Flemming, Floyd, Forbus, Ford, Fork, Forster, Fosler, Fosllen, Foster, Foust, Fowler, Fulk, Fulks

Garrett, Garrison, Garwood, Gatt, Gene, Gibson, Gilles, Gissie, Glisson, Good, Gore, Grimes, Guy

Hackett, Hackney, Haines, Haislip, Hall, Hamilton, Hampton, Hanna, Hannah, Harget, Harper**, Harpole, Harr, Harris*, Haselip, Haslip, Haslipp, Hassel, Hassell, Haughlett, Haughton, Haul, Hauser, Hay, Head, Heads, Hendejrson, Henderson, Hennin, Henning, Henry, Herrin, Herring, Hey, Hickman, Hill, Hitly, Hix, Hoard, Hockley, Hodges, Hogge, Hoggs, Hogue, Holloman, Hollomons, Hom, Holmes, Holoman, Holomons, Hopkins, Hord, Hornsby, Horton, Houghton, Houser, Hubard, Hubb, Hubbard, Hubert, Hublett, Hunter, Huntsman, Hutchinson, Hutchison, Huzza, Huzzy

Ingram, Ivine

Jackson, Janes, John, Johns, Johnson, James, Jones*

Keathley, Keathly, Kelton,k Kerksey, Kerr, Kethley, Kiger, Kindred, Kikannon, Kirksey

Lake, Lamar, Laudettes, Law, Lea, Legate, Levingston, Lewis, Lieman, Lilnn, Lindsey, Linell, Linn*, Linsey, Linson, Little, Lockett, Logan, Lomax, Long, Longley, Lornax, Love, Lynn, Lyon, Lyons, Lysander, Lyth, Lythe

McAdams, McAlister, McAllister, McBain, McBean, McCaleb, McClure, McCollum, McColum, McCord, McDaniel, McDonald, McElyer, McEwing, Macey, McGee, McIntosh, McKinley, McLain, McLauren, McLean, McLeann, McLemore, McNeely, McWerter, McWherter, McWrey, Mahan, Mann, Mansfield, Marbary, Marbry, Marbury, Marr, Martin, Martins, Mason, Matheney, Matheny, Mathews, Maul, Maxey, Maxwell, Meadows, Mearkry, Meecham, Menton, Merewether, Merriwether, Merriwethers, Mexwell, Miles, Miller*, Mills, Minton, Mitchell, Mminton, Montgomery, Moore, Moran, Morans, Morris, Moseley, Moses, Mosier, Munsfield, Murfree, Muriel, Murphy, Murphy]

Nash, Neely, Nellums, Nelm, Nelms, Nelm's, Nelson, Newton, Nice, Nicholson, Nix, Nixons, Norrid, Norrids, Norvell, Norville, Nulls, Nuton

Oakes, Oaks, Oates, Old, Outlaw, Overton

Pagan, Page, Pankey, Panky, Parke, Parker, Parks, Parmer, Parr, Partee, Pate, Payne, Pervis, Phillips, Pillow, Pillows, Pinson, Polk*, Polly, Porter, Post, Pound, Pount, Pouond, Powel, Pryor, Pursell, Purvis, Pyron

Raford, Ragsdale, Ratcliff, Ratclift, Ratliff, Read, Reed, Reeves, Richards, Ritchey, Ritcheys, River, Robbins, Roberts, Robertson, Robins, Rogers, Rolins, Roll, Robrough, Ross, Rossitt, Russell, Ruherford

St. John, Saunders, Scoggins, Scott, Seacoat, Shaw, Sheeks, Shelby, Shelly, Shelton, Shely, Simpson, Sinkler, Skeggs, Slave, Sloan, Smith, Snider, Snow, Speaks, Spight, Spright, Staley, Stanford, Stanley, Starrett, Stedman, Stephenson, Stoddard, Stone, Stones, Strong, Stroud, Summer, Swamp, Sweden, Sweeney, Swindle

Talley, Tally, Tanner, Tart, Tavern, Taylopr, Taylor*, Teater, Teeter, Terrill, Tetter, Thomas, Thompson, Thurslys, Totten, Townsend, Troy

Vaughn, Vincent

Wadkins, Wafford, Waling, Walker, Wallace, Warford, Watkins, Watson, Webb, Well, Wells, Westbrook, Westcott, Wheeton, White, Whitehead, Whitesell, Whiteshide, Whiteside, Whitesides, Wiliam, Wilkerson, Wilkinson, William, Williams*, Williamson, Willingham, Wills, Willson, Wilson*, Winford, Winston, Winthrop, Wood*, Wright, Write, Wyatt

Yokum, Young

Zachery, Zachrey, Zellers

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