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<br>'''Cumberland County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Cumberland County''' (established 1855) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Cumberland_County,_Tennessee|Cumberland County]]''<br> Border county between East and Middle Tennessee. Part of the Sequatchie Valley. Established 1855.
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Quick Dates  ==
 
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Cumberland County's civil records start the following years:<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
 
Cumberland County's civil records start the following years:<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{TNCumberlandcourthouse}}]]'''Cumberland County Courthouse'''<br>2 North Main St.<br>Crossville, TN 38555<br>Phone: 1-931-484-6442  
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[http://cumberland.countycriminal.com/court-records-search/TN Cumberland County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;2 N Main Street; #206; <br>Crossville, TN 38555<br> Phone: 931.484.6442&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records<br> from 1905.<br>Clerk and&nbsp;Master&nbsp;Clerk Circuit Court<br>has divorce records.<br>Register of Deeds has land <br>records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Cumberland County, Tennessee page 639, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br> '''Cumberland County Courthouse'''<br>2 North Main St.<br>Crossville, TN 38555<br>Phone: 1-931-484-6442  
  
 
'''<br>'''[http://www.brockhill.org/?gcode=officials '''Cumberland County Clerk''']'''<br>'''Marriage and Probate records<br>2 North Main Street, Suite 206<br>Crossville, TN 38555<br>Phone: 1-931-484-6442  
 
'''<br>'''[http://www.brockhill.org/?gcode=officials '''Cumberland County Clerk''']'''<br>'''Marriage and Probate records<br>2 North Main Street, Suite 206<br>Crossville, TN 38555<br>Phone: 1-931-484-6442  
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. {{TNRandomActs1}}  
 
'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. {{TNRandomActs1}}  
  
== History  ==
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== Cumberland County Tennessee History  ==
 
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The county is named after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_Mountains Cumberland Mountains].<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref> [[Image:{{SequatchieValley}}]]  
 
The county is named after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_Mountains Cumberland Mountains].<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref> [[Image:{{SequatchieValley}}]]  
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Border county between East and Middle Tennessee. Part of the Sequatchie Valley.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
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[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ When the Records are Gone in Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog]
 
*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ When the Records are Gone in Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog]
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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<u>Cities and Towns:</u><br>  
 
<u>Cities and Towns:</u><br>  
  
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*[[White County, Tennessee|White]]
 
*[[White County, Tennessee|White]]
  
== Resources  ==
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy Resources  ==
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[[Image:Tncumberland.png|thumb|right|400px|Tncumberland.png]]
  
 
==== Getting Started  ====
 
==== Getting Started  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
The following websites may contain Cumberland County cemetery records:  
 
The following websites may contain Cumberland County cemetery records:  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/cumberland/page10.html Cumberland&nbsp;County] cemetery&nbsp;information&nbsp;on [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenweb Project]
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/cumberland/page10.html Cumberland&nbsp;County] cemetery&nbsp;information&nbsp;on [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenweb Project]
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists some {{FHL|561027|subject-id|disp=records of cemeteries in&nbsp;Cumberland county}}. Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists some {{FHL|561027|subject-id|disp=records of cemeteries in&nbsp;Cumberland county}}. Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12378&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=164&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of&nbsp;Cumberland County cemeteries] <br>
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12378&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=164&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of&nbsp;Cumberland County cemeteries] <br>
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==== DNA  ====
 
 
{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Cumberland County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
 
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
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'''Bibliography'''  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
  
*'''[Copeland]''' Halsell, Orpha ''Ancestors and descendants of Solomon Addison Copeland'' Oklahoma City, Oklahoma&nbsp;: P.C. Fletcher, 1988 {{FHL|391311|title-id|disp=FHL book 929.273 C79h.}} Digital version available at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH25&CISOPTR=100700&REC=3 BYU Family History Archives.]
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*'''[Copeland]''' Halsell, Orpha ''Ancestors and descendants of Solomon Addison Copeland'' Oklahoma City, Oklahoma&nbsp;: P.C. Fletcher, 1988 {{FHL|391311|title-id|disp=FHL book 929.273 C79h.}} Digital version available at {{FSbook|84322}}
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1960):40-45. {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960)}}; digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1960-2 journal website]. [Includes Cumberland County pensioners (p. 41)]
 
*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1960):40-45. {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960)}}; digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/pdf/1960-2 journal website]. [Includes Cumberland County pensioners (p. 41)]
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Cumberland 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&nbsp;Cumberland County.
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<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>
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*[[28th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|28th Consolidated Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA - Companies B and K.
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*[[28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)|28th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers)]] - CSA - Companies A and B.
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*[[2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Union)|2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - Company D.
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*TNGenWeb, [http://www.tngenweb.org/cumberland/page8.html Cumberland County and the Civil War], (accessed 30 Jan 2012).&nbsp; Information for Union and Confederate Soldiers.
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*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension118.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Cumberland County], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.
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*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n346/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for ... ](Washington Printing Office; 1883), (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Online at Internet Archive.&nbsp;Cumberland County, page 328.<br>
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Early Cumberland County Will Books were destroyed. In 1969, the&nbsp;[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed surviving Will Books 1 to 3 (1904-1969). A copy of this film is also available at the Family History Library: {{FHL|402771|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1012523}}.  
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Early Cumberland County Will Books were destroyed. In 1969, the&nbsp;[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed surviving Will Books 1 to 3 (1904-1969). A copy of this film is also available at the Family History Library: {{FHL|402771|item|disp=FHL Film 1012523}}.  
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*Wills, 1904-1969 (3 vols.)
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*Bonds, 1905-1969 (3 vols.)
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*Bonds, Letters, 1905-1969 (4 vols.)
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*Letters, 1905-1967 (3 vols.)
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*Settlements, 1906-1969 (7 vols.)
  
 
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*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. {{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff;&nbsp;digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
 
*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. {{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff;&nbsp;digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
'''Cumberland County Historical Society'''<br>Main Street<br>Crossville, TN 38557<br>Phone: 1-615 456-6532  
 
'''Cumberland County Historical Society'''<br>Main Street<br>Crossville, TN 38557<br>Phone: 1-615 456-6532  
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[http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/ '''Art Circle Public Library''']'''<br>'''154 East First Street<br>Crossville, TN 38555<br>Phone: 1-931-484-6790<br>Fax: 1-931-484-2350<br>'''Hours''': Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  
 
[http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/ '''Art Circle Public Library''']'''<br>'''154 East First Street<br>Crossville, TN 38555<br>Phone: 1-931-484-6790<br>Fax: 1-931-484-2350<br>'''Hours''': Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Family History Centers  ==
  
'''Crossville Tennessee'''<br>1550 Genesis Rd<br>Crossville, TN<br>Phone: 1-931-484-2507<br>'''Hours''': Tues., Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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1550 Genesis Rd<br>Crossville, TN<br>Phone: 1-931-484-2507<br>'''Hours''': Tues., Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  
  
 
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>  
 
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.<br>  
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== Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Cumberland County, Tennessee}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Cumberland County, Tennessee}}  
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*[http://genforum.com/tn/cumberland/ Cumberland County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/tn/cumberland/ Cumberland County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/cumberland/ Cumberland County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/cumberland/ Cumberland County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
*[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-county-cumberland.html Cumberland County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (MyTennesseeGenealogy)  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/tennessee/cumberland-county.html Cumberland County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
 
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Cumberland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/cumberland.html Mailing List: TNCUMBER-L (Cumberland County, Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/cumberland.html Mailing List: TNCUMBER-L (Cumberland County, Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnnmid/index.htm Rootwalker: Genealogy Pages for Northern Middle TN] Free Genealogy Resources for the Region
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnnmid/index.htm Rootwalker: Genealogy Pages for Northern Middle TN] Free Genealogy Resources for the Region
  
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Cumberland County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Cumberland County (established 1855) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Founded: November 16, 1855
County Seat Crossville
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Cumberland County Tennessee Quick Dates

Cumberland County's civil records start the following years:[1]

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1905  1908 1860 1854  1904 

Cumberland County Tennessee Courthouse

Cumberland County Courthouse
 2 N Main Street; #206;
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 931.484.6442 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records
from 1905.
Clerk and Master Clerk Circuit Court
has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land
records. [2]


Cumberland County Courthouse
2 North Main St.
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 1-931-484-6442


Cumberland County Clerk
Marriage and Probate records
2 North Main Street, Suite 206
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 1-931-484-6442

Cumberland County Register of Deeds
Land records
2 North Main St., Suite 204
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 1-931-484-5559

Cumberland County Circuit Court Clerk
Court records
2 North Main, Suite 302
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 1-931-484-6647

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cumberland County Tennessee History

Cumberland Mountains, Cross Mountain, Tenn.
The county is named after the Cumberland Mountains.[3]
The county is situated in the Sequatchie Valley

Border county between East and Middle Tennessee. Part of the Sequatchie Valley.

Parent County

1855--Cumberland County was created 16 November 1855 from White, Bledsoe, Rhea, Roane, Morgan, Putnam, and Van Buren Counties. 
County seat: Crossville[4]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[5] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[6] (male)

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Record Loss

1905 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

  • Lost census: 1890
  • Marriages recorded between 1855 and 1904 are lost
  • Probate records 1855 to 1904 are lost
  • All other records, except deeds, destroyed in 1905 fire [7]
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Cumberland County Tennessee Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:

Alloway Elmore Meridian Rinnie
Baker Crossroads Erasmus Millstone Rogers
Big Lick Fairfield Glade Mount Vernon Tabor
Bowman Genesis New Era Thomas Springs
Browntown Grassy Cove Newton Todd Town
Burke Greivertown Oak Hill Vandever
Campbell Hale Mill Old Winesap Volunteer Heights
Claysville Halfway Otter Creek Junction Waldensia
Crab Orchard Hebbertsburg Ozone Watson
Creston Homestead Parker Ford West Mill
Crossville Howard Springs Peavine Westel
Daysville Jewett Plateau Woodlawn
Dayton Spur Lake Tansi Pleasant Hill Woody
Dogwood Lantana Pomona
Dorton Linary Pomona Road
Dykes Crossroads Mayland Ridgedale

Neighboring Counties

Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy Resources

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Getting Started

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Cumberland County biography and land records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.

Research Guides

African American

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Cemeteries

Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

The following websites may contain Cumberland County cemetery records:

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Cumberland County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. 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.

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Cumberland County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1860

1870

  • Kirkeminde, Patricia Barclay. 1870 Census of Cumberland County, Tennessee. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1984. FHL US/CAN Book 976.875 X2k.

1880

  • Sistler, Byron and Samuel D. Sistler. 1880 Census, Cumberland County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler & Associates, 1992. FHL US/CAN Book 976.875 X2s.

1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. 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. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 5 1891. [Cumberland County is included in Vol. 5.]
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.

Church

Hedgecoth, Carolyn Hamby Antioch Church Record Book 1850-1905 C.H. Hedgecoth, 1997 Free lookups available!

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Cumberland, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 15,000 entries.

Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cumberland 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 Cumberland County.

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Cumberland County:

Newspapers

  • Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the TSLA. 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 here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Cumberland County click on the following city:

Occupations

Periodicals

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:

Ansearchin' News
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Cumberland County, Tennessee have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
East Tennessee Roots
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Cumberland County, Tennessee records have been published in East Tennessee Roots (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available online. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available online. The Family History Library has collected most issues of East Tennessee Roots FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e.
Overton County, Tennessee Kin
"This newsletter, although called “Overton County,” covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, TN along with Monterey in Putnam County, and Clinton, Wayne and Cumberland County in Kentucky”—Vol. 7, no. 4, p. 2.
The Family History Library has vol. 1, issues 1-4; vol. 2, issues 1-4; vol. 3, issues 1-4; vol. 4, issues 1-4; vol. 5, issues 1-4; vol. 6, issue 1; vol. 7 issue 4, vol. 8, issue 2. FHL US/CAN 976.8684 B2n.
Indexed in the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).

Probate

Early Cumberland County Will Books were destroyed. In 1969, the TSLA microfilmed surviving Will Books 1 to 3 (1904-1969). A copy of this film is also available at the Family History Library: FHL Film 1012523.

FamilySearch has placed scans of the following records online in the Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 collection. These are browse-only collections. Handwritten indexes may be found at the front or back of some volumes:

  • Wills, 1904-1969 (3 vols.)
  • Bonds, 1905-1969 (3 vols.)
  • Bonds, Letters, 1905-1969 (4 vols.)
  • Letters, 1905-1967 (3 vols.)
  • Settlements, 1906-1969 (7 vols.)

Taxation

The original Cumberland County Tax Books 1904-1968 are kept by the Trustee's Office at the County Courthouse. TSLA microfilmed these records.

The following Cumberland County tax records have been abstracted:[8]

  • [1857-1858] Unpaid Property Taxes, 1857 and 1858, Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association Bulletin. Cookeville TN: Summer 1986. Vol. 11 Iss. 3.
  • [1858] Taxpayers, 1858, Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association Bulletin. Cookeville TN: Winter 1986. Vol. 11 Iss. 1.
  • Delinquent Railroad Taxes, Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association Bulletin. Cookeville TN: Spring 1986. Vol. 11 Iss. 2.

Vital Records

Marriage
  • Reed, Jan M. and Davis, Loreda W. Marriage records of Cumberland County, Tennessee : vol. 1, 1905-1962 Crossville, Tennessee : Cumberland Geneal. Research, 1991 (Crossville, Tennessee : Cumberland Business Suppliers) FHL US/CAN book 976.875 V2m Free lookups available!
Death
  • Wiefering, Edna and Cleveland Public Library. Cumberland County, Tennessee, Vital Statistics, 1914 through 1925. Cleveland, Tenn.: Cleveland Public Library, 199-?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.875 V2w.

For deaths of Methodists in Cumberland County (or what later became Cumberland County) between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Cumberland County Historical Society
Main Street
Crossville, TN 38557
Phone: 1-615 456-6532

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay St.
P.O. Box 1629
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629
Phone: 1-865-215-8824
E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org

Art Circle Public Library
154 East First Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: 1-931-484-6790
Fax: 1-931-484-2350
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cumberland County Tennessee Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

1550 Genesis Rd
Crossville, TN
Phone: 1-931-484-2507
Hours: Tues., Sat. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.



Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy Websites

Wikipedia
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Cumberland County Tennessee Genealogy References

  1. "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cumberland County, Tennessee page 639, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 639. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  5. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  7. Robert M. McBride, Tennessee County Data (Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee States Library and Archives, 1966), 19.
  8. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.