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<br>'''Hickman County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Hickman County''' (established 1807) 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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'''Hickman County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Hickman County''' (established 1807) 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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Hickman 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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For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
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For a list of record loss in Tennessee counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-counties/#courthouse Tennessee Counties with Burned Courthouses]  
 
For a list of record loss in Tennessee counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-counties/#courthouse Tennessee Counties with Burned Courthouses]  
  
{{Fire}}'''1864'''--Fire damaged courthouse records.<ref name="TSLA">[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee] in ''Tennessee State Library and Archives'' in ''Tennessee Secretary of State'' (accessed 31 March 2014).</ref> <ref name="GenI">[http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-counties/#courthouse Tennessee Counties with Burned Courthouses] in ''History and Facts of Tennessee Counties'' in ''Genealogy, Inc.'' (accessed 31 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Hickman 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;Hickman County.  
 
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Hickman 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;Hickman County.  
  
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'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnhickma/tools.htm Hickman County Historical Society]'''<br>7 Court House<br>Centerville, TN 37033-1639<br>Phone: 1-931-729-3279  
 
'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnhickma/tools.htm Hickman County Historical Society]'''<br>7 Court House<br>Centerville, TN 37033-1639<br>Phone: 1-931-729-3279  
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Quick Dates

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1868 1909 1820 1808 1866

County Courthouse

Hickman County Courthouse
 Public Square;
Centerville, TN 37033
Phone: 931.729.2621 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1867.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1807.[2]

Hickman County Courthouse, Centerville, Tenn.
Hickman County Courthouse
Public Square
Centerville, TN 37033
Phone: 1-931-729-2621


Hickman County Archivist
8 Public Square
Centerville, TN 37033
Phone: 1-931-729-6478
The Hickman County Archives is now open for public use on a limited Thursday and Friday schedule. All bound volumes that have been microfilmed, with the exception of deeds and deeds of trust, are available for review with the original volumes on site for verification of unclear images.

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

History

Middle Tennessee county. Established 1807.

The county is named after "Edwin Hickman, a longhunter killed by Native Americans near the present-day Centerville."[3]

Parent County

1807--Hickman County was created 3 December 1807 from Dickson County.
County seat: Centerville[4]

County Pronunciation

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

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Tennessee counties see: Tennessee Counties with Burned Courthouses

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1864--Fire damaged courthouse records.[7]

  • Lost censuses: 1810, 1890
  • Lost marriages: 1807 to 1868
  • Lost probate: 1807 to 1866

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Aetna Elkins Lyles Tidwell
Bates Fairfield Maple Spring Torys (hist.)
Beale (hist.) Fogg (hist.) Matlock Ford Tottys Bend
Beaverdam Springs Furnace Mill Creek Twomey
Bluffpoint (hist.) Galaville (hist.) Nunnelly Upper sinking
Bona Aqua Goodrich Only Vernon
Bona Aqua Junction Graham Pinewood Wadeville (hist.)
Bond Graytown Pleasantville Warner (hist.)
Bucksnort Grove Primm Springs Watson
Buffalo Hornertown Rodemer Whitehouse
Center Star Ivy Mills (hist.) Salt Lick Whitfield
Centerville Johnsons Mill Shady Grove Woodland Heights
Coble Jones Valley Spot Wrigley
Crossroads Lick Creek (hist.) Sulphur Springs (hist.)
Deans Little Rock Mills Sunrise
Dogwood Flat Littlelot Swan Bluff

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Research Guides

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Tennessee African Americans

Census takers found no free African Americans living in Hickman County, Tennessee in 1820.[8]

Biographies

  • Douthat, James L. Hickman County, Tennessee Biographies. 1887; reprint, Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free Surname Index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.

Cemeteries

  • 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.
  • For free lookups of some cemetery records in Hickman County click here.

Census

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Hickman 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 Hickman County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1810 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

  • Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1810.

1820

  • Ballard, Linda and Shelley Bishop. 1820 Census of Hickman County, Tennessee.Lyles, Tennessee : Linn-Shell Pub., 1987. FHL 976.8434 X2b 1820
  • Bentley, Elizabeth P. Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL 976.8 X22b 1820

1830

  • Coleman, Brenda W.United States Census Hickman County, Tennessee, 1830.Atoka, Tennessee : B.W. Coleman, 1996. FHL 976.8434 X2c 1830

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • Garrett, Jill K. and Catherine K. Gilliam. 1850 Census of Hickman County, Tennessee.S.p.: 1967. FHL 976.8434 X2pg 1850

1860

  • United Daughters of the Confederacy. Thomas Stewart Easley Chapter, no. 1814. Hickman County, Tennessee, United States Census, 1860.Centerville, Tennessee : Printing Unlimited, n.d. FHL 976.8434 X2u 1860

1870

  • Bridges, Alec F.1870 Federal Census, Hickman County, Tennessee.Gallatin, Tennessee : A.F. Bridges, 2000. FHL 976.8434 X29b 1870

1880

  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1880 Census Hickman County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler and Associates, 1999. FHL 976.8434 X2s 1880

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. 8 1891. [Hickman County is included in Vol. 8.]
  • 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.

1900

  • Bridges, Alec F.1900 Federal Census, Hickman County, Tennessee.Gallatin, Tennessee : A.F. Bridges, 2001. FHL 976.8434 X29b 1900 v. 1-2.

1910

  • Tatum, Rubye and Bruce Tatum. 1910 Census, Hickman County, Tennessee.Lyles, Tennessee : Tatum, 1984. FHL 976.8434 X2t 1910

Church

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 Hickman, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 45,000 entries.

Bibliography

  • [Bates] Bates, James E. James Bates & Elizabeth Tubb, Parents of the 7 Bates Brothers of Hickman County, Tennessee?. Greenbelt, Md.: J.E. Bates, 1988. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B318bja.
  • [Beasley] Lockhart, William Thomas. The Beasley Family of Benton, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart Counties of Tennessee. Florissant, Missouri: W. Lockhart, 1985. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B38Lw.
  • [Fowlkes] Olney, Adelle Whitby. Fowlkes of Virginia & Hickman County, Tennessee. San Bernardino, Calif.: A.W. Olney, 1974. FHL US/CAN Film 2397827 Item 4.
  • [Moffitt] Young, Laurie M. Family Notes on Keith, Lott, Sketoe, Donahoo and Arnold of Muhlenberg: Lear and Sheffield of Christian, Todd and Muhlenberg County, Kentucky; Smith and Beck, Spencer County, Indiana; Moffitt, Randolph County, North Carolina, Perry, Hickman and Humphries Co., Tn. Boise, Idaho: L.M. Young, 1990. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 K269y.
  • [Peery] Peery, Charles Lee. Genealogy of James Peery: Virginia Pioneer, Revolutionary War Veteran, Tennessee Frontiersman, Hickman County Resident, Ancestors and Descendants. Cullman, Ala.: Gregath, 1997. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 P345pg 1997.
  • [Wilson] Bevell, John Calvin. Adam Reed Wilson of Hickman County Tennessee and Panola County Mississippi: A Record of His Ancestry, His Children and His Descendants. Monrovia, Calif.: J.C. Bevell, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W691bjc.

Land

  • Hickman County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1808 and is located at the Courthouse, 8 Public Square, Centerville, Tennessee 37033; Telephone: (931) 729-2621. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deed books 1808-1892 with indexes 1983-1900; surveyor's books 1827-1901.

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. January 25, 2005. [In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service.] The TSLA has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource Click here. The searchable index is available at the TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War

The following Hickman County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:

  1. 1835 Pension Roll
  2. 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions

Additional resources include:

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War service men from Hickman 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 Hickman County.

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Hickman County:

Newspapers

  An RAOGK volunteer is willing to do free obituary lookups in Hickman County newspapers covering the years 1878 to the present.
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at 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 Hickman County click on the following town:

Occupations

  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Hickman County.]

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 Hickman 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.
Family Findings
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Hickman County, Tennessee records have been published in Family Findings, the quarterly of the Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society (42+ vols.). The Family History Library has most issues of this quarterly FHL US/CAN 976.8 B2f.
Tables of contents for some volumes are available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb Project:
Many articles from this publication have been reproduced on the TNGenWeb Project website, try this specialized Google search.
Hickman County Historical Society Quarterly Herald
Hickman County Historical Society
P.O. Box 64
Centerville, TN 37033
Indexed at PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) 2003 - 2007

Prisons

Learn if your Hickman County, Tennessee ancestors went to prison!

Probate

The Hickman County Court has responsibility for the probate records. Many records are held by the Hickman County Archives.

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, 1866-1916
  • Minutes, 1866-1900
  • Bonds, Letters, 1866-1915 (Vols. 1-3)
  • Claims against estates, 1877-1938
  • Guardian records, 1873-1882
  • Inventories, 1897-1913
  • Letters, 1870-1873
  • Settlements, 1846-1902 (4 vols.)

The following Hickman County probate records have been indexed or abstracted:

  • [1866-1982] Dotson, Olgia. Hickman County Wills, 1866-1982. Nunnelly, Tennessee: O. Dotson, [1982]. Indexed. (FHL book 976.8434 P2do.)

Taxation

The following Hickman County tax records have been abstracted:[9]

  • [1815] Petition by Inhabitants Concerning Tax Complaint, 1815, Hickman County Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2005).
  • [1817] "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 v. 43 (1996). For further access, see Periodicals. [Includes Hickman County.]
  • [1836] Hughes, T.P. "Hickman County, Tennessee, 1836 Tax Record," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer 1980):63-69. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 27 (1980); free digital version at society's website. For further access, see Periodicals.
  • [1836] 1836 Tax List of Hickman, Tennessee. Lyles, Tenn.: Linn-Shell Pub. Co., 1987. FHL 976.8434 R4t

Vital Records

See also How to order Tennessee Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage

The original Hickman County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, marriages prior to 1868 are lost. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:

  • Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.

The following Hickman County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • [1868-1992] Available at the TSLA. Marriages are indexed to 1940.
  • [1868-1961] Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.FHL 975507 Marriages indexed to 1874.

The following Hickman County marriage records have been indexed:

  • 1868-1895 - Hickman County Marriage Index 1868-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[10]
  • Hickman County (Tennessee) County Court Clerk Marriage Records (Hickman County, Tennessee), 1868-1961; index to marriages 1868-1974 Nashville, Tennessee : Tennessee State Library and Archives, [197-?]-1988. Free lookups available for Marriage records volumes 1 and 2. Also, lookups for marriage index 1868-1940.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Duck River Chapter. Old Marriage Records of Hickman County, Tennessee. Columbia, Tennessee : P-Vine Press, 1979. FHL 976.8434 V2d 2 vols.
  • Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 - covers all counties in Tennessee.
  • Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. ($)  Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.

Hickman County isnot included in Sistler's Early Middle Tennessee Marriages.

Divorce

In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Hickman County divorce papers in diverse manuscript collections, see:

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.
Death

For deaths of Methodists in Hickman County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

Societies and Libraries 

See also a List of Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Hickman County Historical Society
7 Court House
Centerville, TN 37033-1639
Phone: 1-931-729-3279

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Hickman County is one. It publishes The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal 1988-summer 2005

J.B. Walker Memorial Library
120 West Swan St.
Centerville, TN 37033
Phone 1-931-729-5130
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Genealogy resources: newspapers, historical documents and more. Website includes a list of surnames which also contains material about the family.

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Wikipedia has more about this subject: Hickman County, Tennessee

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), Hickman County, Tennessee page 640, At various libr40ries (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), 640. (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. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 31 March 2014).
  8. *Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website.
  9. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d3/Igitennesseef.pdf.