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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pickett_County,_Tennessee|Pickett County]] ''  
  
Middle Tennessee county. Established 1879.  
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<br>'''Pickett County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Pickett County''' (established 1879) 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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== Quick Dates  ==
 
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Pickett 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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Pickett County's civil records start the following years:<ref>&lt;a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm" _fcksavedurl="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm"&gt;"Earliest County Records,"&lt;/a&gt; Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{TNPickettcourthouse}}]]'''Pickett County Courthouse<br>'''1 Courthouse Square<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3359  
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&lt;a href="http://www.tax-rates.org/tennessee/pickett_county_property_tax"&gt;Pickett County Courthouse&lt;/a&gt;<br>1 Courthouse Square<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3359  
  
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County Health Department has birth records.<br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1935.<br>Clerk and Master and Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref>&lt;i&gt;Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&lt;/i&gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Pickett County, Tennessee page 643, &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="41" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;; &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="40" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;.</ref>
  
[http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials '''Pickett County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 201<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3879  
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<br>&lt;a href="http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials"&gt;'''Pickett County Clerk'''&lt;/a&gt;<br>Marriage and probate records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 201<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3879  
  
[http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials '''Pickett County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 204<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3316  
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&lt;a href="http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials"&gt;'''Pickett County Register of Deeds'''&lt;/a&gt;<br>Land records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 204<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3316  
  
[http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials '''Pickett County Circuit Court Clerk''']<br>Court records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3958  
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&lt;a href="http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials"&gt;'''Pickett County Circuit Court Clerk'''&lt;/a&gt;<br>Court records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3958  
  
Hours:<br>Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-noon
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-noon  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Middle Tennessee county.
  
The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett."<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett."<ref>&lt;a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies" _fcksavedurl="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies"&gt;"List of counties in Tennessee,"&lt;/a&gt; Wikipedia.</ref>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1879--'''Pickett County was established&nbsp;27 February 1879 from [[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]] and [[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]] Counties. Early records may be found under Overton and Fentress Counties. <br>'''County seat: '''Byrdstown <ref name="Handybook">''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America]'', 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002), 643.</ref>  
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'''1879--'''Pickett County was established&nbsp;27 February 1879 from &lt;a href="Overton County, Tennessee"&gt;Overton&lt;/a&gt; and &lt;a href="Fentress County, Tennessee"&gt;Fentress&lt;/a&gt; Counties. Early records may be found under Overton and Fentress Counties. <br>'''County seat: '''Byrdstown <ref>&lt;i&gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed&lt;/i&gt;. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. (&lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="37" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt; Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). &lt;a href="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092" _fcksavedurl="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092"&gt;WorldCat entry&lt;/a&gt;.</ref>  
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
  
[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNPickett.ogg Hear it spoken [[Image:Sound.png]]]<ref>Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).</ref>  
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#&lt;a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNPickettWeller.ogg"&gt;Hear it spoken&lt;/a&gt;<ref>Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).</ref> (female)
 
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#&lt;a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNPickett.ogg"&gt;Hear it spoken&lt;/a&gt;<ref>Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).</ref> (male)
Did we get the accent right? If not, contact Nathan W. Murphy, [mailto:murphynw@familysearch.org murphynw@familysearch.org].
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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&lt;a href="http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html"&gt;"Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"&lt;/a&gt; (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on &lt;a href="http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html"&gt;AniMap 3.0&lt;/a&gt; software.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
{{Fire}} '''1934'''--Fire damaged records  
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&lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="33" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt; '''1934'''--Fire damaged records  
  
 
*Lost census: 1890  
 
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ Arlene Eakle, ''When the Records are Gone'' in Tennessee Genealogy Blog]
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*&lt;a href="http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/"&gt;Arlene Eakle, ''When the Records are Gone'' in Tennessee Genealogy Blog&lt;/a&gt;
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*&lt;a href="Burned Counties Research"&gt;Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki&lt;/a&gt;
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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*&lt;a href="http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424"&gt;Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle&lt;/a&gt;
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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| &lt;a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byrdstown,_Tennessee"&gt;Byrdstown&lt;/a&gt;
| Love Lady  
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| Cedar Grove  
| Midway  
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| &lt;a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway,_Pickett_County,_Tennessee"&gt;Midway&lt;/a&gt;
 
| Star Point
 
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| Chanute  
 
| Chanute  
| Moodyville  
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| &lt;a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodyville,_Tennessee"&gt;Moodyville&lt;/a&gt;
 
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*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay]]
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*&lt;a href="Clay County, Tennessee"&gt;Clay&lt;/a&gt;
*[[Clinton County, Kentucky|Clinton County, Kentucky]]
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*&lt;a href="Clinton County, Kentucky"&gt;Clinton County, Kentucky&lt;/a&gt;
*[[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]]
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*&lt;a href="Fentress County, Tennessee"&gt;Fentress&lt;/a&gt;
  
 
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary County, Kentucky]]
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*&lt;a href="McCreary County, Kentucky"&gt;McCreary County, Kentucky&lt;/a&gt;
*[[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]]
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*&lt;a href="Overton County, Tennessee"&gt;Overton&lt;/a&gt;
  
 
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*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott]]
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*&lt;a href="Scott County, Tennessee"&gt;Scott&lt;/a&gt;
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne County, Kentucky]]
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*&lt;a href="Wayne County, Kentucky"&gt;Wayne County, Kentucky&lt;/a&gt;
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factpickett.htm Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Pickett County], courtesy: [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ TSLA]. (Identifies published county histories, published&nbsp;local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
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*&lt;a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factpickett.htm"&gt;Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Pickett County&lt;/a&gt;, courtesy: &lt;a href="http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/"&gt;TSLA&lt;/a&gt;. (Identifies published county histories, published&nbsp;local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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''&lt;a href="African American Research"&gt;United States African Americans&lt;/a&gt; &lt;img src="/learn/wiki/en/images/b/b1/Gotoarrow.png" _fck_mw_filename="Gotoarrow.png" alt="go to" /&gt; &lt;a href="African-American Resources for Tennessee"&gt;Tennessee African Americans&lt;/a&gt;''
 
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African-American_Resources_for_Tennessee African American Research for Tennessee] is specific for Tennessee
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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.  
  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*&lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&amp;"&gt;Find A Grave&lt;/a&gt; can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2495 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Pickett County] linking to the &nbsp;information about the people buried there,
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a &lt;a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScn=&amp;CScntry=4&amp;CSst=45&amp;CScnty=2495"&gt;list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Pickett County&lt;/a&gt; linking to the &nbsp;information about the people buried there,
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php?function=county&s_county=pickett Pickett Co. TN Cemetery Records], part of the&nbsp;TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the&nbsp;county, often with indexes and&nbsp;transcripts of the burials.
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*&lt;a href="http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php?function=county&amp;s_county=pickett"&gt;Pickett Co. TN Cemetery Records&lt;/a&gt;, part of the&nbsp;TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the&nbsp;county, often with indexes and&nbsp;transcripts of the burials.
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/pickett.html Pickett County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
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*&lt;a href="http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/pickett.html"&gt;Pickett County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project&lt;/a&gt; lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists some&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=626797&subject_disp=Tennessee%2C++Pickett++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pickett county].&nbsp; 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 &lt;a href="https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog"&gt;Family History Library Catalog &lt;/a&gt;lists some&nbsp;&lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="29" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on &lt;a href="http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search"&gt;Google Books&lt;/a&gt; or available at public libraries.
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12612&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Pickett County cemeteries]
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*&lt;a href="http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12612&amp;locTGroup=Cemeteries&amp;direction=down&amp;sec=0&amp;qty=45&amp;stateAbbv=&amp;stateName="&gt;ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Pickett County cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;
  
*Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Putnam County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_cems.htm website].
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*Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Putnam County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his &lt;a href="http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_cems.htm"&gt;website&lt;/a&gt;.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Pickett County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|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.  
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1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Pickett County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see &lt;a href="Tennessee Census"&gt;Tennessee Census&lt;/a&gt;. 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.  
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See &lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book"&gt;Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book&lt;/a&gt; for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
  
 
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
 
'''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. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=461479 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891]. [Pickett County is included in Vol. 6.]  
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*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. &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="27" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;. [Pickett County is included in Vol. 6.]  
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=114935 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890].
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*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="25" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;.
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== DNA  ====
 
 
{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Pickett County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
 
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*Identify publications, to quote &lt;a href="Elizabeth Shown Mills"&gt;Elizabeth Shown Mills&lt;/a&gt;, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
  
 
'''General'''  
 
'''General'''  
  
*''History and Genealogy of Families in Pickett County, Tennessee''. [Tenn.]: Pickett County Book Committee, 1991. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=525767 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8687 D2h].
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As of August 2010, a query for &lt;a href="http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&amp;includedb=&amp;lang=en&amp;ti=&amp;surname=&amp;stype=Exact&amp;given=&amp;bplace=Pickett+Tennessee&amp;byear=&amp;brange=0&amp;dplace=&amp;dyear=&amp;drange=0&amp;mplace=&amp;myear=&amp;mrange=0&amp;father=&amp;mother=&amp;spouse=&amp;skipdb=&amp;period=All&amp;submit.x=Search"&gt;persons born in Pickett, Tennessee&lt;/a&gt; at ''&lt;a href="World Connect"&gt;World Connect&lt;/a&gt;'', results in more than 16,000 entries.
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*''History and Genealogy of Families in Pickett County, Tennessee''. [Tenn.]: Pickett County Book Committee, 1991. &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="23" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;.
  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
  
*'''[Huddleston]''' Huddleston, George. ''Huddleston Family Tables.'' Concord, NH: Rumford Press, 1933. Available at [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F97171&hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H866h 1973]; [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F97171&hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D FHL US/CAN Film 928072]; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16057 Ancestry] ($); and [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh17804674;2;-1;&polarity=&scale= Heritage Quest Online] ($).  
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*'''[Huddleston]''' Huddleston, George. ''Huddleston Family Tables.'' Concord, NH: Rumford Press, 1933. Available at &lt;a href="http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F97171&amp;hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D"&gt;FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H866h 1973&lt;/a&gt;; &lt;a href="http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F97171&amp;hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D"&gt;FHL US/CAN Film 928072&lt;/a&gt;; digital version at &lt;a href="http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16057"&gt;Ancestry&lt;/a&gt; ($); and &lt;a href="http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh17804674;2;-1;&amp;polarity=&amp;scale="&gt;Heritage Quest Online&lt;/a&gt; ($).  
*'''[Smith]''' Smith, Oma Ivadell. ''Smith-Garrett and Allied Families of Overton, Fentress and Pickett Counties, Tennessee: The Genealogy of Joseph Albert Smith and Nova Catherine Garrett''. Jacksonville, Fla.: O. Smith, 1979. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=83381 FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sm61e].  
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*'''[Smith]''' Smith, Oma Ivadell. ''Smith-Garrett and Allied Families of Overton, Fentress and Pickett Counties, Tennessee: The Genealogy of Joseph Albert Smith and Nova Catherine Garrett''. Jacksonville, Fla.: O. Smith, 1979. &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="21" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;.  
*'''[Swann]''' de Place, Velma LeeVerne. ''One Swann Family of America''. Typescript, microfilmed in 1968. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=160778 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 547150 Item 1].
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*'''[Swann]''' de Place, Velma LeeVerne. ''One Swann Family of America''. Typescript, microfilmed in 1968. &lt;img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="19" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"&gt;.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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'''War of 1812'''  
 
'''War of 1812'''  
  
*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Pickett County pensioners (p. 50).]  
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*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at <ref> [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]</ref>. [Includes Pickett County pensioners (p. 50).]  
*Transcription typed and formatted by Harold Keisling. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/docs/1812war.htm ''Third? Regiment Tennessee Militia, Capt. Wiley Huddelston's Company'']&nbsp; Raised from men who were from Overton, Pickett and Fentress County, Tennessee. Courtesy: [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]
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*Transcription typed and formatted by Harold Keisling. <ref> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/docs/1812war.htm ''Third? Regiment Tennessee Militia, Capt. Wiley Huddelston's Company''] </ref> Raised from men who were from Overton, Pickett and Fentress County, Tennessee. Courtesy: <ref> [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]</ref>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''Civil War'''
  
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm 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 [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Pickett County click on the following town:  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/civil.htm 1890 Census for Pickett, Fentress, &amp; Clay Counties] (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Here is a listing of all Union Civil War veterans and their wives. It lists name, rank, company, town they lived in, any ailments, and county.
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*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/pickett/military.html Pickett County Tennessee Archives] (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Pensioners.
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*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension170.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications Pickett County], (accessed 1 Feb 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/n386/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 1 Feb 2012). Online at Internet Archive.&nbsp;Pickett County, page 368.
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*TNGenWeb, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnpicket/pick.htm Pickett County, Tennessee Military] (accessed 1 Feb 2012).
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-b.htm#Byrdstown Byrdstown]
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Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at <ref> [[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm tn.gov]] </ref> 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 <ref> [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers tn.gov]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Pickett County click on the following town: fckLRfckLR*&lt;ref&gt; [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-b.htm#Byrdstown Byrdstown] </ref>
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
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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:  
 
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'''
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Pickett County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=44514 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.]
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:'''Overton County Historical Society Newsletter'''
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:"This newsletter, although called 'Overton County,' covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, Tennessee." - Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 2<br>Family History Library has volume 1 - 8 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=367458&disp=Overton++Co%2E%2C++TN++Kin++%28OTCK%29%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN 976.8684 B2n].<br>Indexed in PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]]<br>For further information see Overton County Historical Society website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm]
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==== Probate  ====
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'''Ansearchin' News'''
  
Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. You may find the names of married daughters or other relatives and their residences; or information about the adoption or guardianship of minor children and dependents. Probate records do not always give an exact date of death, but the death usually occurred within four months of probate. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept.  
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Pickett County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the <ref> [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society] </ref>. To view a list of these articles, visit their <ref> [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html By County]</ref> a county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their <ref> [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]</ref> archive or conduct a <ref> [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]</ref> surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly '''Overton County Historical Society Newsletter''' "This newsletter, although called 'Overton County,' covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, Tennessee." - Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 2 Family History Library has volume 1 - 8 _Indexed in PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]]For further information see Overton County Historical Society website: <ref> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm]</ref> rootsweb <br>
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==== Probate  ====
  
The&nbsp;Pickett County Court has responsibility for the probate records.<br>  
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<br> Pickett County Court has responsibility for the probate records. <br>  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== '''Marriage'''  =====
 
===== '''Marriage'''  =====
  
The original Pickett County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Pickett County are lost until 1934.  
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<br> The original Pickett County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Pickett County are lost until 1934. The following Pickett County marriage records are microfilmed: fckLR*'''[1934-1995]''' Available at the <ref> [[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/pick.pdf]]</ref> Tennessee.gov.  
  
The following Pickett County marriage records are microfilmed:
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*'''[1934-1995]''' Available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/pick.pdf TSLA].
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*'''[1934-1961]''' Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed. Includes index.
*'''[1934-1961]''' Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.{{FHL|1928807|film}} Includes index.
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The following Pickett County marriage records are abstracted and/or indexed:  
 
The following Pickett County marriage records are abstracted and/or indexed:  
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start RecordSearch] at FamilySearch now includes indexed Tennessee marriages.&nbsp; This is a free pilot site and still under construction.&nbsp; At this time, it is best to search from the&nbsp;home page, ''Discover Your Ancestors:'' indicate a surname, marriage "event", no date, and a county name (i.e. Pickett, Tennessee).&nbsp;&nbsp;Browse through the results for that surname. You&nbsp;may need to supply any variant spellings of the surname in separate searches.  
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*This covers all counties in Tennessee.  
*Many county marriage records&nbsp;are indexed with images&nbsp;at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]. ($)&nbsp; Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
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*Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's <ref> [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]</ref>. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002($) Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties. Pickett County is not included in Sistler's ''Early Middle Tennessee Marriages''. <br>
  
Pickett County is not included in Sistler's ''Early Middle Tennessee Marriages''.
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'''Death''' <br>
  
'''Death'''
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674580 Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955] at Record Search Pilot at FamilySearch. Name index with extracted death certificate information. Search by surname then browse through the results. You may need to supply variant spellings of the names. <br>
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=fs%3A1681020&p=collectionDetails Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955] at Record Search Pilot at FamilySearch. Name index with extracted death certificate information.&nbsp; Search by surname then browse through the results. You may need to supply variant spellings of the names.
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Deaths of Methodists in Pickett County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
  
For deaths of Methodists in Pickett County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
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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. digital versions at <ref> [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository] </ref> David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository. (Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.)
 
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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. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=789366 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.]
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Pickett County Public Library'''<br>1331 Beason Rd.<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549  
 
'''Pickett County Public Library'''<br>1331 Beason Rd.<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549  
  
[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Pickett 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&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005  
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[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society'''] <br>
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PO Box 330948<br>
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The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Pickett 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  
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
{{Wikipedia|Pickett County, Tennessee}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195070&subject_disp=Tennessee%2C+Pickett&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] (FamilySearch)
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*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.pickett/mb.ashx Pickett County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board (Ancestry)]
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.pickett/mb.ashx Pickett County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
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*[http://genforum.com/tn/pickett/ Pickett County, TN Genealogy Forum (GenForum)]
*[http://genforum.com/tn/pickett/ Pickett County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnpicket/pick.htm Pickett County, TNGenWeb (USGenWeb)]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnpicket/pick.htm Pickett County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
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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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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-ROOTWALKER RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-ROOTWALKER-L (North Central Tennessee Genealogy List)]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-ROOTWALKER RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-ROOTWALKER-L (North Central Tennessee Genealogy List)]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND-L (Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region Genealogy List)]
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND-L (Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region Genealogy List)]
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Pickett County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Pickett County (established 1879) 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.


Contents

Quick Dates

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

<a href="http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pickett_County,_Tennessee#Vital_Records">Birth</a> <a href="http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pickett_County,_Tennessee#Vital_Records">Marriage</a> <a href="http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pickett_County,_Tennessee#Vital_Records">Death</a> <a href="http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pickett_County,_Tennessee#Census">Census</a> <a href="http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pickett_County,_Tennessee#Land">Land</a> <a href="http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Pickett_County,_Tennessee#Probate">Probate</a>
1934 1934 1914 1900 1934 1933

County Courthouse

<img src="ef=" _fck_mw_filename="Pickett_County,_Tennessee_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Pickett County Courthouse, Byrdstown, Tenn." alt="Pickett County Courthouse, Byrdstown, Tenn" />

<a href="http://www.tax-rates.org/tennessee/pickett_county_property_tax">Pickett County Courthouse</a>
1 Courthouse Square
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3359

County Health Department has birth records.
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1935.
Clerk and Master and Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.
Clerk Circuit Court has court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]


<a href="http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials">Pickett County Clerk</a>
Marriage and probate records
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 201
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3879

<a href="http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials">Pickett County Register of Deeds</a>
Land records
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 204
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3316

<a href="http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials">Pickett County Circuit Court Clerk</a>
Court records
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3958

Hours:
Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-noon

History

Middle Tennessee county.

The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett."[3]

Parent County

1879--Pickett County was established 27 February 1879 from <a href="Overton County, Tennessee">Overton</a> and <a href="Fentress County, Tennessee">Fentress</a> Counties. Early records may be found under Overton and Fentress Counties.
County seat: Byrdstown [4]

County Pronunciation

  1. <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNPickettWeller.ogg">Hear it spoken</a>[5] (female)
  2. <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNPickett.ogg">Hear it spoken</a>[6] (male)

Boundary Changes

<a href="http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html">"Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"</a> (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on <a href="http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html">AniMap 3.0</a> software.

Record Loss

<img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="33" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"> 1934--Fire damaged records

  • Lost census: 1890
  • Lost marriages: 1879 to 1933 
  • Lost probate; 1879 to 1932

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Asbury Etter Okra
Barnes Fairview Parker
Bloomington Faix Plain Grove
Boom Green Brier Red Hill
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byrdstown,_Tennessee">Byrdstown</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Lady,_Tennessee">Love Lady</a> Smyrna
Cedar Grove <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway,_Pickett_County,_Tennessee">Midway</a> Star Point
Chanute <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moodyville,_Tennessee">Moodyville</a> Static
Conley Crossroads (hist.) Mount Airy Sulphur Springs
Davidson Mount Union Sunset
Eastport Oak Hill Travisville

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Clay County, Tennessee">Clay</a>
  • <a href="Clinton County, Kentucky">Clinton County, Kentucky</a>
  • <a href="Fentress County, Tennessee">Fentress</a>
  • <a href="McCreary County, Kentucky">McCreary County, Kentucky</a>
  • <a href="Overton County, Tennessee">Overton</a>
  • <a href="Scott County, Tennessee">Scott</a>
  • <a href="Wayne County, Kentucky">Wayne County, Kentucky</a>

Resources

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Research Guides

African American

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Cemeteries

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


  • <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&amp;">Find A Grave</a> 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.
  • Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Putnam County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his <a href="http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_cems.htm">website</a>.

Census

1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Pickett County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see <a href="Tennessee Census">Tennessee Census</a>. 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 <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book">Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book</a> for more information about statewide printed indexes.

1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

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 <a href="Elizabeth Shown Mills">Elizabeth Shown Mills</a>, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

As of August 2010, a query for <a href="http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Pickett+Tennessee&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search">persons born in Pickett, Tennessee</a> at <a href="World Connect">World Connect</a>, results in more than 16,000 entries.

Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812

  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [7]. [Includes Pickett County pensioners (p. 50).]
  • Transcription typed and formatted by Harold Keisling. [8] Raised from men who were from Overton, Pickett and Fentress County, Tennessee. Courtesy: [9]

Civil War

Newspapers

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at [10] 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 [11]

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 Pickett County, Tennessee records have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the [12]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [13] a county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [14] archive or conduct a [15] surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly Overton County Historical Society Newsletter "This newsletter, although called 'Overton County,' covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, Tennessee." - Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 2 Family History Library has volume 1 - 8 _Indexed in PERiodical Source Index Periodical Source Index (PERSI)For further information see Overton County Historical Society website: [16] rootsweb

Probate


Pickett County Court has responsibility for the probate records.

Taxation


Vital Records


Marriage


The original Pickett County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Pickett County are lost until 1934. The following Pickett County marriage records are microfilmed: fckLR*[1934-1995] Available at the [17] Tennessee.gov.


  • [1934-1961] Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed. Includes index.

The following Pickett County marriage records are abstracted and/or indexed:

  • This covers all counties in Tennessee.
  • Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's [18]. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002($) Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties. Pickett County is not included in Sistler's Early Middle Tennessee Marriages.

Death

  • Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955 at Record Search Pilot at FamilySearch. Name index with extracted death certificate information. Search by surname then browse through the results. You may need to supply variant spellings of the names.

Deaths of Methodists in Pickett County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

  • 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. digital versions at [19] David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository. (Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.)

Societies and Libraries

Pickett County Public Library
1331 Beason Rd.
Byrdstown, TN 38549

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Pickett 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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. <a href="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm" _fcksavedurl="http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm">"Earliest County Records,"</a> Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. <i>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America</i>, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickett County, Tennessee page 643, <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="41" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">; <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="40" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate">.
  3. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies" _fcksavedurl="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies">"List of counties in Tennessee,"</a> Wikipedia.
  4. <i>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed</i>. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. (<img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="37" _fckfakelement="true" src="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" class="FCK__MWTemplate"> Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). <a href="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092" _fcksavedurl="http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092">WorldCat entry</a>.
  5. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  7. journal website
  8. Third? Regiment Tennessee Militia, Capt. Wiley Huddelston's Company
  9. TNGenWeb
  10. [tn.gov]
  11. tn.gov. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Pickett County click on the following town: fckLRfckLR*<ref> Byrdstown
  12. Tennessee Genealogical Society
  13. By County
  14. archive
  15. surname search
  16. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm
  17. [[1]]
  18. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  19. David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository