Compiled by WPA Workers **
Compiled by WPA Workers ** in 1936, this publication contains the full minutes of Polk County records from 1840 through 1843. Packed with election proceedings, trustee's bonds, lot sales, and tax records, you'll find wealth of names in this publication including court officials, defendants, and jurors.
A great resource for the Polk County Researcher
** 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.
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.
Abbott, Adams, Ainesworth, Alexander, Amos, Anderson, Armstrong*, Arther, Austin, Auther, Awster, Ayers
Baker, Baley, Best, Bedingfield, Biggs, Bird, Bivins, Billow, Blackwell, Blankenship, Blanton, Blair, Blaylock, Blevins, Boyd, Bowlen, Bradford*, Brown*, Briant, Browder, Brooks, Buford, Burns, Burnett
Cain, Campbell, Caneaster, Canteral, Carruth, Carr, Carden, Carter, Calhoun, Casden, Cates, Cayle, Chambus, Chambers, Chum, Childers, Cincannon, Clark, Clayton, Clemmer, Cloud, Coalman Cochran, Coe, Coker, Coleman, Collier, Conner, Cooper, Copeland, Corn, Coss, Couch, Courtney, Cowden, Cox, Crawford, Crittenden, Crumwell, Cross, Cunningham
Davis**, Deavers, Denton, Dennis, Derck, Dickerson, Dickey, Doan, Dockery, Dodson, Donnell, Dow, Dowdy, Duff, Duggand, Duggan
Ealy, Easley, Eldrage, Ellison, Ellis, Epperson
Fagan, Fagg, Fallen, Faller, Farner, Fergerson, Fetser, Fetzer, Flemming, Fleming, Flukner, Forsyth, Foster, Fox, Francis, Freeland, Fry
Gamble, Galtett, Gatliff, Gatlin, Gee, Gideons, Gilbreath, Gilliland, Gillinwaters, Gold, Graham, Grayham, Greenlee, Green, Gregory, Griffin, Grigar, Grigg, Grogan, Guinn, Gum
Haggard, Haskings, Hagler, Hail, Hamble, Hawking, Hambright, Hammons, Hanby, Hancock, Haney, Hannah, Hansard, Happer, Harbison, Harper, Harrison, Harvey, Hayle, Hayles, Hays, Hayze, Helton, Henderson, Hembre, Henry, Hichaelson, Higden, Higgins, Hilderbrands, Hindrixon, Hodd, Hood, Hooper, Horn, Horton, Hortan, Howell, Howel, Huff, Hughs
Jackson, James, Jenkin, Jinkins, Jones, Johnston, Jourden
Keith, Keneaster, Kennedy, Kerr, Kline, Knox
Lagan, Lambert, Lankston, Lawson, Lea, Leapord, Lemmons, Lewis, Lillard, Lingerfett, Lock, Lodd, Longley, Love, Lowery
Madden, Maddox, Mainer, Malton, Mantooth, Mardith, Martin, Masheurn, Mattox, Maxwell, May, Mayfield, Medlonk, Melton, Merony, Merroney, Miller, Mitchell, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Morrison, Morrow, Morrower, Moses
McCamy, McCay, McCastlin, McClary, McConnell, McCommist, McComish, McDonnell, McElewn, McJunkin, McJunks, McKay, McKissick, McKommic, McLinare, McNabb
Nateson, Newman, Nichols, Nicholson, Nickson, Norman, Norris, Nuels
O'Neal, Ore, Orr, Owens, Oxford
Pace, Pack, Pannell, Pangell, Pankey, Parker, Parks*, Parris, Patterson, Pearman, Pearson, Pervine, Pettitt, Pharres, Pickins, Polk, Prestley, Price, Prince*
Ray, Ragains, Reid, Reins, Reynolds, Ridley, Richardson, Rileigh, Rillen, Rimer, Ritchey, Rogers*, Rose, Ross, Rowan, Rue, Russell Russley, Rymer
Sagon, Sambert, Sanford, Sauls, Selvage, Semmons, Sexton, Shadden, Shamblin*, Sharp, Shelton, Shields, Shiftell, Shutts, Sisk, Sitterale, Smith*, Snoddy, Sodd, Southorn, Sowders, Spencer, Standsbury, Stephens, Stephenson, Stewart, Stroud, Stubblefield, Summon, Summyu, Swafford, Syloox
Taylor, Terry, Themedy, Thoas, Thomas, Thompson*, Thornton, Threewett, Todd, Toomy, Triplett, Tucker, Tummins, Turner, Towns
Wadkins, Wallace, Waller, Walker, Wamble, Wan, Wapon, Ward, Wasson, Weather, Weaver, Webb, Welliton, West, Westfield, White, Whitter, Wiggins, Wileman, Willhite, William, Williams, Wilson, Wimpy, Witt, Wise, Wommack, Woods
Yancy, York, Young
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