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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Sevier_County,_Tennessee|Sevier County]]''<br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Sevier County'''
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East Tennessee county in the Great Smoky Mountains region. Established 1794. From 1784 to 1788, this land was claimed by the abortive, and short-lived [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]].
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'''Sevier County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Sevier County''' (established 1794) 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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Sevier 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>  
 
Sevier 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  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{TNSeviercourthouse}}]]'''Sevier County Courthouse'''<br>125 Court Ave.<br>Sevierville, TN 37862<br>Phone: 1-865-453-4654  
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[http://www.seviercountytn.org/ Sevier County Courthouse]<br>125 Court Ave.<br>Sevierville, TN 37862<br>Phone: 1-865-453-4654 - 5502
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1856 <br>and probate records from 1850. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sevier County, Tennessee page 643, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
<br>[http://seviercountyclerk.com/ '''Sevier County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>125 Court Ave., Suite 202E<br>Sevierville, TN 37862<br>Phone: 1-865-453-5502  
 
<br>[http://seviercountyclerk.com/ '''Sevier County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>125 Court Ave., Suite 202E<br>Sevierville, TN 37862<br>Phone: 1-865-453-5502  
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[http://www.seviercountytn.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=30 '''Sevier County Circuit Court Clerk''']<br>Court records<br>125 Court Ave., Room 204E<br>Sevierville, TN 37862<br>Phone: 1-865-774-3693  
 
[http://www.seviercountytn.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=30 '''Sevier County Circuit Court Clerk''']<br>Court records<br>125 Court Ave., Room 204E<br>Sevierville, TN 37862<br>Phone: 1-865-774-3693  
  
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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[[Image:{{TNSevierJohnSevier}}]] [[Image:{{StateofFranklin}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{TNSevierJohnSevier}}]] [[Image:{{StateofFranklin}}]]  
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East Tennessee county in the Great Smoky Mountains region. Established 1794. From 1784 to 1788, this land was claimed by the abortive, and short-lived [[State of Franklin|State of Franklin]]. Existed, governing itself, from 1788&nbsp; until it was formed as part of Jefferson County in 1791.
  
 
'''Sevier County''' is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sevier Gov. John Sevier] (1745-1815).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sevier "John Sevier,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
'''Sevier County''' is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sevier Gov. John Sevier] (1745-1815).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sevier "John Sevier,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1794--'''Sevier County was established 28 September 1794 from [[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson]] County. Early records may be found under Jefferson County. <br>'''County seat: '''Sevierville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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'''1794--'''Sevier County was established 28 September 1794 from [[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson]] County. Early records may be found under Jefferson County. <br>'''County seat: '''Sevierville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
  
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNSevierWeller.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).</ref> (female)
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#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNSevierWeller.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).</ref> (female)  
 
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNSevier.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Louise Lynch, Archivist, Williamson County, Tennessee Archives (2010).</ref> (female)
 
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNSevier.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Louise Lynch, Archivist, Williamson County, Tennessee Archives (2010).</ref> (female)
  
 
==== 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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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.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
{{Fire}} '''1856'''--Fire damaged records  
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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]
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{{Fire}}'''1856'''--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><br><br>
  
 
*Lost censuses: 1800, 1810, 1820, 1890  
 
*Lost censuses: 1800, 1810, 1820, 1890  
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*Fox, George and Juanita Fox. ''Sevier County, Tennessee Pre-1856 Courthouse Fire Records''. n.p.: G.&amp;J. Fox, 2009. {{FHL|1803777|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 D2f}}.
 
*Fox, George and Juanita Fox. ''Sevier County, Tennessee Pre-1856 Courthouse Fire Records''. n.p.: G.&amp;J. Fox, 2009. {{FHL|1803777|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 D2f}}.
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[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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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Fox (hist.)  
 
| Fox (hist.)  
 
| McMahan  
 
| McMahan  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour,_Tennessee Seymour]
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour,_Tennessee Seymour]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catlettsburg,_Tennessee Catlettsburg]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catlettsburg,_Tennessee Catlettsburg]  
 
| {{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier%2C+Greenbrier+%28Historical%29|subject|disp=Greenbrier}} (hist.)  
 
| {{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier%2C+Greenbrier+%28Historical%29|subject|disp=Greenbrier}} (hist.)  
 
| Newell Station  
 
| Newell Station  
 
| Shady Grove
 
| Shady Grove
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caton,_Tennessee Caton]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caton,_Tennessee Caton]  
 
| Harrisburg  
 
| Harrisburg  
 
| Oak City  
 
| Oak City  
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| Cedar Bluff  
 
| Cedar Bluff  
 
| Hatchertown  
 
| Hatchertown  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldham,_Tennessee Oldham]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldham,_Tennessee Oldham]/Boogertown
 
| {{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier%2C+Sugarlands+%28Historical%29|subject|disp=Sugarlands }}(hist.)
 
| {{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier%2C+Sugarlands+%28Historical%29|subject|disp=Sugarlands }}(hist.)
 
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| Cove Creek Cascades  
 
| Cove Creek Cascades  
 
| Henry Crossroads  
 
| Henry Crossroads  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_Forge,_Tennessee Pigeon Forge]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_Forge,_Tennessee Pigeon Forge]  
 
| Trundle Crossroad
 
| Trundle Crossroad
 
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| Doyle Springs  
 
| Doyle Springs  
| Jones Cove  
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| Jones' Cove  
 
| Pinnacle  
 
| Pinnacle  
 
| Union Valley
 
| Union Valley
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupont,_Tennessee Dupont]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupont,_Tennessee Dupont]  
 
| Knob Creek  
 
| Knob Creek  
 
| Pitner (hist.)  
 
| Pitner (hist.)  
| Waldens Creek
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| Walden's Creek
 
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| Dupont Springs  
 
| Dupont Springs  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak,_Tenneessee Kodak]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodak,_Tenneessee Kodak]  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittman_Center,_Tennessee Pittman Center]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittman_Center,_Tennessee Pittman Center]  
 
| Walnut Grove
 
| Walnut Grove
 
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| East Fork  
 
| East Fork  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel,_Tennessee Laurel]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel,_Tennessee Laurel]  
 
| Pleasant Hill  
 
| Pleasant Hill  
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wears_Valley,_Tennessee Wear Valley]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wears_Valley,_Tennessee Wear's Valley] / Wear's Cove
 
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| {{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier%2C+Elkmont|subject|disp=Elkmont}}  
 
| {{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier%2C+Elkmont|subject|disp=Elkmont}}  
 
| Line Spring  
 
| Line Spring  
 
| Powder Springs (hist.)  
 
| Powder Springs (hist.)  
| Zion Grove
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| Zion Hill
 
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| Ewing (hist.)  
 
| Ewing (hist.)  
 
| Little Cove  
 
| Little Cove  
| Richardson Cove  
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Getting Started  ====
 
==== Getting Started  ====
  
Use the free [http://www.mountainpress.com/ '''Search for Surnames'''] at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Sevier County biographies, land, and marriage records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/t2z.html 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.
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Use the free [http://www.mountainpress.com/ '''Search for Surnames'''] at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Sevier County biographies, land, and marriage records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click [http://www.mountainpress.com/books/tn/t2z.html 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  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{RAOGKcemetery}} Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. <br><br>
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Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. <br><br>  
  
 
The Smoky Mountain Historical Society published records of more than 350 Sevier County cemeteries in the following book:  
 
The Smoky Mountain Historical Society published records of more than 350 Sevier County cemeteries in the following book:  
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The [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Cemeteries#Online_Resources Tennessee Cemeteries] page provides explanations of the following online resources:  
 
The [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Cemeteries#Online_Resources Tennessee Cemeteries] page provides explanations of the following online resources:  
  
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| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2502 Find A Grave list]
 
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| [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/sevier.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
| [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/sevier.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12658&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=152&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
 
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/PoorFarmCeme.html Sevier County Poor Farm Cemetery Transcriptions]: Courtesy of Sevier County History Center
  
 
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}} 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Sevier 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.  
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Sevier 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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See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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'''[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Churches.htm Churches of Sevier County TN]: '''Courtesy of Sevier County History Center
  
 
'''Methodist''' '''Episcopal'''  
 
'''Methodist''' '''Episcopal'''  
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==== Court  ====
 
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==== DNA  ====
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/DBBB%201840-1930.pdf Divorces-Bigamy-Bastard Bonds 1840-1930]: Courtesy of Sevier County History Center
 
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Divorces.pdf Chancery Court Divorces, 1841-1930]: Courtesy of Sevier County History Center
{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Sevier County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/chanerycases.pdf Chancery Court Files Index, Pre-1900]:Courtesy of Sevier County History Center
 
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==== Genealogy&nbsp; ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*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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Gordon Aronhime (1911-1983) collected information on hundreds of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee pioneers. His note cards, which reference more than 4,000 early settlers of the Holston-Clinch River area and East Tennessee (1770s-1790s), are held at the Library of Virginia. The cards have been digitized and made available [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/aronhime/ online].<ref>[http://virginiagenealogyblog.com/2008/10/12/original-virginia-records-imaged-and-indexed-online/"Original Virginia Records Imaged and Indexed Online,"] ''Arlene Eakle's Virginia Genealogy Blog,'' 12 October 2008.</ref>
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As of August 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Sevier+Tennessee&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Sevier, Tennessee] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 135,000 entries!
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*East Tennessee Historical Society. ''First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and Their Present-day Descendants''. Knoxville, Tenn.: East Tennessee Historical Society, 2000. {{FHL|974123|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 H2ff}}. [Identifies families that had settled in Tennessee before it achieved statehood in 1796.]
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*Karr, Beulah. ''The History and Folks of English Mountain: Sevier County, Tennessee''. 2004. {{FHL|1200864|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 D2k}}.
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*Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. {{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}. [Discusses the Bradley, Conner, Emert, Huskey, McCarter, Reagan, Shultz, Trentham, Watson, and Whaley families.]
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*Russell, Gladys Trentham. ''Call Me Hillbilly: A Personal Account of Growing Up in the Smokies near Gatlinburg''. Alcoa, Tenn.: Russell Pub., [1988]. {{FHL|373801|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 D2r<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1278020542051_834" />}}.  
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*Russell, Gladys Trentham. ''Smoky Mountain Family Album''. Alcoa, Tenn.: Russell Pub., 1984. {{FHL|545147|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.889 D2r}}.
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*Sevier County Heritage Book Committee. ''Sevier County, Tennessee, and Its Heritage''. [Waynesville, N.C.]: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1994. {{FHL|758736|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 H2s}}.
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'''Bibliography'''
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
*'''[Barnes]''' ''See Longley.''
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*'''[Biard]''' Smith, Maud Biard. ''The Biard Family''. Paris, Texas: M.B. Smith, 1954. {{FHL|21036|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1033942 Item 8}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH15,95415 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
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*'''[Burchfield]''' Finks, Betty Lou. ''The Descendants of the Moore Family''. n.p.: B.L. Finks, 1995. {{FHL|751896|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M787f}}.
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*'''[Cantrell]''' ''See Longley.''
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*'''[Cates]''' Dawson, Aurelia Cate. ''Our East Tennessee Kinsmen: Cate, Henry and related families.'' Seaford, DE: Unknown, 1962. Available at {{FHL|201378|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C282d}}; for an index see {{FHL|201378|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C282d index}} or {{FHL|201378|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 874417 Item 7}}; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh300453172%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
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*'''[Chandler]''' Chandler, Annamae Barber, Philip A. Gowan and John R. Rossell. ''Discovering Chandler Lines, 1474-1996, in Tennessee Death Records, 1908-1944''. Seattle, Wash.: AB&nbsp;Chandler, 1996. {{FHL|661591|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C361ch}}.
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*'''[Curd]''' ''See Longley.''
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*'''[Dagley]''' Waterfield, Marjorie Featheringill. ''Dagley Family Group Sheets, 1700-1900''. Bowling Green, Ohio: M. Waterfield, 19--. {{FHL|551291|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 D133w}}.
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*'''[Gaut]''' McWilliam, Judly L. and Roberta B. Pierson. ''Jones/Gaut: James &amp; Jerusha: Arno, Wayland, Weber, Mabel''. Sacramento, Calif.: J.L. McWilliams, 1987. {{FHL|561549|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 J71mp}}.
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*'''[Gist]''' Dorsey, Jean Muir. ''Christopher Gist of Maryland and Some of His Descendants, 1679-1957,'' Chicago, IL: J.S. Swift Co., 1958. Available at [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F408089&hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 G447]; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh299171013%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
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*'''[Green]''' Green, William. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/lifepapersofalpg00gree Life and Papers of A.L.P.Green, D.D.]''. Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Methodist Pulblishing House, 1877. Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.
+
*'''[Hatcher]''' Edwards, Olga Jones. ''The Hatcher Papers, 1793-1898''. Typescript, {{FHL|122644|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 504}}.
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*'''[Henry]''' Dawson, Aurelia Cate. ''Our East Tennessee Kinsmen: Cate, Henry and related families.'' Seaford, DE: Unknown, 1962. Available at {{FHL|201378|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C282d}}; for an index see {{FHL|201378|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C282d index}} or {{FHL|201378|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 874417 Item 7}}; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh300453172%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
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*'''[Hurst]''' Littell, Noble K. ''The Hurst Family: from the Archives''. Newsclipping from the ''Gazette'', September 6, 1972, Morgan County Public Library,&nbsp;Martinsville, Ind. {{FHL|500095|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1502553 Item 51}}.
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*'''[Jones]''' ''Jones--Sams--Scott Family Bible Records, 1833-1960, and Jones--Scott and Allied Families Records, ca. 1615-1959''. Typecript, microfilmed in 1960. {{FHL|204923|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 219477 Item 14}}.
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*'''[King]''' King, Robert R. ''Wiley King and Margaret Adair King of Little Greenbrier Cove, Sevier County, Tennessee''. McLean, Va.: American Society for Genealogy and Family History, 1997. {{FHL|787762|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 K58kr}}.
+
*'''[Langley]''' ''See Longley.''
+
*'''[Lawson]''' Lawson, Fred Raulston. ''The Lawsons of East Tennessee.'' Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. {{FHL|1156577|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L444Lf}}.
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*'''[Link]''' Link, Paxson. ''The Link Family: Antecedents and Descendants of John Jacob Link, 1417-1951.'' Paris, IL?: Unknown, 1951. Available at {{FHL|276689|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L648L}}; {{FHL|276689|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1036535 Item 1}}; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19776 Ancestry] ($); and [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh23195170%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($). For the 1988 supplement to this book see {{FHL|1008738|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L648d}}.
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*'''[Locke]''' Broyles, Bettye J. ''Locke Family History: Descendants of Thomas and Susanna (Henry) Locke''. Chattanooga, Tenn.: B.J. Broyles, 1995. {{FHL|771536|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 L795b}}.
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*'''[Longley]''' Matthews, Addah Longley. ''Genealogy, Curd-Longley, Cantrell-Barnes.'' North Newton, KS: Mennonite Press, 1966. Available at [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F255628&hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C922g]; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh265031731%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
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*'''[Lowe]''' Reed, Kenneth Charles. ''The Lowe Family: Ancestors and Descendants of William Albert Lowe and Fannie Harriet Turner: Ancestral Lines: Witcher, Keen, Blair, Turner and Lowe: Descendant Lines: Perry, Douglass, Lowe and Reed''. 1984; reprint, Houston, Texas: K.C. Reed, 1997. {{FHL|674041|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 L951r}}.
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*'''[McGaughey]''' Sutton, Polly Rachel McGaughey. ''Descendants of William and Margaret McGaughey (Settled in York County, Pa. 1740)''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Quintella Printing, 1984. {{FHL|33600|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M128s}}.
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*'''[McGaughey]''' Sutton, Polly Rachel McGaughey. ''Descendants of William and Margaret McGaughey&nbsp;- Settled in York County, Pa., 1740s: Supplement 1991''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: P.R.M. Sutton, 1991. {{FHL|187588|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M128s supp. 1991}}.
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*'''[McGaughey]''' Sutton, Polly Rachel McGaughey. ''Addendum to Descendants of William and Margaret McGaughy/ey: William and Elizabeth (Lackey) McGaughy/ey Line''. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: P.R.M. Sutton, [1995?]. {{FHL|755515|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M128s supp. 1995}}.
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*'''[McGhee]''' ''McGhee Family''. Taken from ''Notable Southern Families. ''Microfilmed in 1989. {{FHL|605089|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1638488 Item 15}}.
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*'''[Maples]''' Southworth, Mary Ford. ''A Maples Leaf''. Orange, Calif.: M.F. Southworth, 1968. {{FHL|441437|title-id|disp=FHL FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M321s}}.
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*'''[Maples]''' Farny, Anne Marie. ''A Maples Leaf,: and Pedigree of Anne Marie Martin''. El Monte, Calif.: A.M. Martin, 198-?. {{FHL|431896|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M363mf}}.
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*'''[Massey]''' Goddard, Mrs. E.E. ''Family Reunion at the Home of Dr. John and Mrs. Massey, Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 20, 1925''. 1925. {{FHL|42929|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1036213 Item 22}}.
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*'''[Mattox]''' Lawson, Fred Raulston. ''The Lawsons of East Tennessee.'' Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. {{FHL|1156577|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L444Lf}}.
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*'''[Montgomery]''' Edwards, Olga Jones. ''The Montgomery Papers, 1817-1913''. Tacoma, Wash.: O.J. Edwards, 1964. {{FHL|4469|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M766e}}.
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*'''[Moore]''' Finks, Betty Lou. ''The Descendants of the Moore Family''. n.p.: B.L. Finks, 1995. {{FHL|751896|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M787f}}.
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*'''[Nation]''' Nation, Carole Clawson. ''James Anderson Nation and Myrtle Della Sands, Their Ancestors, Descendents &amp; Related Families''. Rio Linda, Calif.: C.C. Nation, 1986. {{FHL|476724|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 N213nc}}.
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*'''[Ottinger]''' Ottinger, Charles Love and Marie Matthews Ottinger. ''From Affoltern to Atlanta: The Story of One Branch of the Ottinger Family Tree''. [Tenn.: C.L. Ottinger], 1992. {{FHL|651150|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Ot8oc}}.
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*'''[Ownby]''' Park, Percival David. ''Ownby--Watson Family History:&nbsp;With Information on the Bradley, Cardwell, Wilson and Other Allied Families of Sevier County, Tennessee''. Atlanta, Ga.: P.D. Park, 1983. {{FHL|262558|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Ow4p}}.
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*'''[Parsons]''' Bishop, Rachel Parsons Flynn. ''The Parsons Family of Natural Bridge, Virginia''. Moneta, Va.: R.P. Bishop, 1987. {{FHL|567990|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 P251b}}.
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*'''[Porter]''' Barnett, Bobby D. ''Descendants of Mitchell Porter: Revolutionary War Soldier''. [South Pasadena, Fla.]: B.D. Barnett, 2000. {{FHL|1029497|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 P834bb}}.
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*'''[Reagan]''' Shelton, Lula F. ''Joshua Reagan, Son of Timothy Reagan &amp; Elizabeth Trigg''. Phoenix, Ariz.: L.F. Shelton, 1982. {{FHL|340956|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R228s}}.
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*'''[Reagan]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''The Book of Ragan/Reagan''. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.R. Reagan, 1993. {{FHL|674823|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R126rd}}.
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*'''[Reyer]''' Broadway, Mavene et al. ''Der Reiher: Journal of the Reyer Family''. Ardmore, Tenn.: Reyer Family in America, 1979-1982. {{FHL|192197|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R33r}}.
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*'''[Roberts]''' Hays, Maud Callaway. ''Hays Records and Roberts and Allied Families''. n.p.:&nbsp;Hays, 1952. {{FHL|368448|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 H333h}}.
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*'''[Robertson]''' Robertson, Rhonda. ''William Robertson of England and His Descendants: (A Partial Genealogy)''. n.p.: Rhonda Robertson, 1978. {{FHL|1001492|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R545rr}}.
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*'''[Robertson]''' Roberson, Rhonda S. "Genealogical Sketches of Revolutionary War Soldiers: William Robertson," ''The Southwest Virginian'', Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1978):55-78. {{FHL|116611|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.57 D25s v. 1 (1978)}}.
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*'''[Routh]''' Routh, Ross H. ''Stephen Routh (1797-1871) and Some Descendants: A Genealogy''. El Paso, Texas: R.H. Routh, 1980. {{FHL|248199|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R765sr}}.
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*'''[Shields] '''Shields, John Arthur. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/shieldsfamilypar00inshie The Shields Family: Particularly the Oldest and Most Numerous Branch of that Family in Our America; an Account of the Ancestor and Descendents [sic] of the Ten Brothers of Sevier County, in Tennessee (1917).]'' Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.&nbsp; Digital copy also available at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH31&CISOPTR=57844&REC=1 BYU Family History Archives]
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*'''[Shields]''' Coleman, Mary O. Derrick, Rebecca S. Hardin, and Fulton County Historical Society (Indiana). ''Shields Genealogy''. Rochester, Ind.: Fulton County Historical Society (Indiana), 1979. {{FHL|159597|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 2951}}.
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*'''[Shields]''' Shields, A. Randolph. ''The Descendants of Robert and Margaret Emmert Shields of Cades Cove, Tennessee''. Maryville, Tenn.: A.R. Shields, 1986. {{FHL|673182|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh61sa}}.
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*'''[Shultz]''' Schultz, Earl K. ''An Early American Family''. n.p.: n.p., n.d. {{FHL|150564|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 1198}}.
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*'''[Shultz]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Early History of Doctor Martin Shultz and Julianna Stentz''. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1989. {{FHL|460406|title-id|disp=FHL FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh92r}}.
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*'''[Thomas]''' Wynn, C.B. ''Isaac Thomas of Sevierville, Tennessee: and a Few of His Many Descendants, with Allied Families''. Gatlinburg, Tenn.: Buckhorn Press, 1980. {{FHL|165569|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 921.73 T363w}}.
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*'''[Thomas]''' Lethco, Sue Eledge and Herbert E. Sharp. ''The William Carroll Thomas Progeny''. Sevierville, Tenn.: S.E. Lethco and H.E. Sharp, 1994. {{FHL|826368|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 T368L}}.
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*'''[Trentham]''' Trentham, Jo An. ''Trentham Heritage''. n.p.: J. Trentham, [2007?]. {{FHL|1663282|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 T723tj}}.
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*'''[Watson]''' Park, Percival David. ''Ownby--Watson Family History:&nbsp;With Information on the Bradley, Cardwell, Wilson and Other Allied Families of Sevier County, Tennessee''. Atlanta, Ga.: P.D. Park, 1983. {{FHL|262558|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Ow4p}}.
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*'''[Wear]''' ''Col. Samuel Wear's Bible [Records, 1780-1870]''. Tacoma, Wash.: Tacoma Genealogical Society, 1963. {{FHL|702716|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 979.7 D2t}}.
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==== Historic Residences  ====
 
==== Historic Residences  ====
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'''Deeds'''  
 
'''Deeds'''  
  
Sevier County's early Deed Books do not survive. The Foxes published a substitute for lost Sevier County land records, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Sevier_County,_Tennessee#Record_Loss Record Loss]. Extant Deed Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In the 1970s, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed surviving Deed Books H to 3 (1845-1909), Trust Deed Book 2 (1883-1890), and an accompanying Index to both (1845-1911). FHL copies: {{FHL|204118|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Films 969973-969987}}.  
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*Sevier County's early Deed Books do not survive. The Foxes published a substitute for lost Sevier County land records, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Sevier_County,_Tennessee#Record_Loss Record Loss]. Extant Deed Books are kept at the County Courthouse. In the 1970s, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed surviving Deed Books H to 3 (1845-1909), Trust Deed Book 2 (1883-1890), and an accompanying Index to both (1845-1911). FHL copies: {{FHL|204118|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Films 969973-969987}}.  
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Warrants%201840-1846.pdf Warrants 1840-1846]: Courtesy of Servier County History Center
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Warrants%201847-19851.pdf Warrants 1847-1851]: Courtesy of Servier County History Center
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Before%20the%20Fire/Early%20Cocke%20and%20Sevier%20County%20Land%20Grants.pdf Early East Tennessee Land Grants in Sevier &amp; Cocke Counties]:Courtesy of Servier County History Center
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Sevier%20County%20Deeds%20182X%20-%201911.pdf Deed Book Grantee Index 182x-1911]: Courtesy of Servier County History Center
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Early%20Surveys.pdf Survivors Book from May 1824-September 1841]: Courtesy of Servier County History Center
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*Maps of Early Boyds Creek Land Grants (PDF): [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Map1.pdf Map 1]&nbsp;Courtesy of Servier County History Center
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/paper.PDF Unpaid Taxes for Tennessee 1803<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1350580953308_869" />]: Courtesy of Servier County History Center <br>
  
 
'''Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina'''  
 
'''Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina'''  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Crozier, E.W. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/whitecapshistory00croziala The White-Caps: A History of the Organization in Sevier County].'' Knoxville, Tenn.; Bean, Warters and Gaut, 1899
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*Crozier, E.W. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/whitecapshistory00croziala The White-Caps: A History of the Organization in Sevier County].'' Knoxville, Tenn.; Bean, Warters and Gaut, 1899  
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/FamilyLinks.htm Sevier County Family Links]: Courtesy of the Sevier County History Center
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
 
*'''[1794]''' Reeves, Charles A. ''Sevier County [Tennessee] - Created September 27, 1794 from Jefferson County.'' Published 2000. Purchase at [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm ReevesMaps.com]; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.  
 
*'''[1794]''' Reeves, Charles A. ''Sevier County [Tennessee] - Created September 27, 1794 from Jefferson County.'' Published 2000. Purchase at [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm ReevesMaps.com]; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.  
 
*'''[1926]''' U.S. Geological Survey. ''Proposed Great Smoky Mountains National Park.'' Originally published 1926. Purchase at [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm ReevesMaps.com]; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.  
 
*'''[1926]''' U.S. Geological Survey. ''Proposed Great Smoky Mountains National Park.'' Originally published 1926. Purchase at [http://reevesmaps.com/map_catalog_original.htm ReevesMaps.com]; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''Revolutionary War'''
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===== Revolutionary War =====
  
 
The following Sevier County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
 
The following Sevier County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:  
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*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1835 Pension Roll]  
 
*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1835 Pension Roll]  
 
*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions]  
 
*[http://tngenweb.org/revwar/ 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions]  
*[http://sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/44-military/149-some-revolutionary-1812-and-civil-war-pensioners-connected-to-sevier-county ''Some Revolutionary, 1812, and Civil War Pensioners Connected to Sevier County'']
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*[http://sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/44-military/149-some-revolutionary-1812-and-civil-war-pensioners-connected-to-sevier-county ''Some Revolutionary, 1812, and Civil War Pensioners Connected to Sevier County'']  
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/Revolutionary%20War%20Soldiers%20Buried%20in%20Sevier%20County.pdf Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Sevier County]: Courtesy of the Sevier County History Center
  
 
Additional resources include:  
 
Additional resources include:  
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*Robert Duggan, Sr., Marker, d.ca.1845,&nbsp;''Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 1999).
 
*Robert Duggan, Sr., Marker, d.ca.1845,&nbsp;''Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 1999).
  
'''War of 1812'''
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===== 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; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Sevier County pensioners 8(2):52, 9(3):95.]  
 
*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52; Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Sevier County pensioners 8(2):52, 9(3):95.]  
*War of 1812 Militia Companies,&nbsp;''Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 1988).
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*War of 1812 Militia Companies,&nbsp;''Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter'', Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 1988).  
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Courts/War%20of%201812%20Records.pdf Payroll of Drafted East Tenn. Militia Commanded by Captain Andrew Lawson of the ___ Regiment Commanded by Colnel William Johnson in the Service of the United States from 20 Sep 1814 to 3 May 1815]: Courtesy of the Servier County History Center
  
'''Civil War'''
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===== Civil War =====
  
*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/sevier/military.html Sevier County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Civil War Records.
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension179.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications :&nbsp;Sevier County], (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n392/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; Sevier County, page 374-375.
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*TNGenWeb, [http://sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/44-military/53-sevier-countians-in-the-civil-war Sevier Countians in the Civil War], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Civil War Soldiers and Units.&nbsp; [http://sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/44-military/29-some-sevier-county-civil-war-veterans Some Sevier County Civil War Veterans], biographies.
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Civil War service men from Sevier 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 Sevier County.
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<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>
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*[[4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate)|4th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]]- CSA - Company B.
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*[[37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles)|37th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (7th Infantry) (1st East Tennessee Rifles)]] - CSA - Company I.
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*[[39th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (W. M. Bradford's) (31st Infantry)|39th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry (W. M. Bradford's) (31st Infantry)]] - CSA - Company A.
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<u>Union Soldiers</u>
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*[[9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)|9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry]] - Companies K, L and M.
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<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Sevier County:</u>
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*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/sevier/military.html Sevier County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Civil War Records.  
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*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension179.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Sevier 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/n392/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; Sevier County, page 374-375.  
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*TNGenWeb, [http://sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/44-military/53-sevier-countians-in-the-civil-war Sevier Countians in the Civil War], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Civil War Soldiers and Units.&nbsp; [http://sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/44-military/29-some-sevier-county-civil-war-veterans Some Sevier County Civil War Veterans], biographies.  
 
*CWSAC, Battle Summaries, [http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn029.htm Fair Garden], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Located in Sevier County.
 
*CWSAC, Battle Summaries, [http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn029.htm Fair Garden], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Located in Sevier County.
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War Battle was fought in Sevier County.
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*January 27, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn029.htm Fair Garden<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn029.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 21 August 2012)</ref>]
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TNmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Tennessee
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== 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:
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:'''<span id="1281474962999S" style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>Ansearchin' News''' <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281474962475_715" />
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{{TNAns}}
  
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Sevier County, Tennessee 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 {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}
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{{TNEast}}  
 
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:'''East Tennessee Roots'''
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Sevier County, Tennessee records have been published in [http://www.easttennesseeroots.com/index.html East Tennessee Roots] (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available [http://sites.google.com/site/easttennesseeroots/subject-index online]. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available [http://sites.google.com/site/easttennesseeroots/ online]. The Family History Library has collected most issues of&nbsp;East Tennessee Roots {{FHL|177434|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e}}.
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:'''Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter'''
 
:'''Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter'''
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==== Prisons  ====
 
==== Prisons  ====
  
Learn if your Sevier County ancestors went to prison!
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{{TNp}}
 
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*[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/state/inmate1.htm Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1831-1850], free index available online, courtesy: [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA].
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*[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/state/inmate4.htm Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1851-1870], free index available online, courtesy: [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA].
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Early Sevier County Will Books do not survive. In the 1970s, TSLA microfilmed Will Books 1 to 2 (1849-1922). FHL copy: {{FHL|195897|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 969971}}. See also {{FHL|254573|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 464146 Items 1-2}}.  
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Early Sevier County Will Books do not survive. In the 1970s, TSLA microfilmed Will Books 1 to 2 (1849-1922). FHL copy: {{FHL|195897|item|disp=FHL Film 969971}}. See also {{FHL|254573|item|disp=FHL Film 464146 Items 1-2}}.  
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*Wills, 1849-1922 (3 vols.)
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*Bonds, Letters, 1872-1907 (3 vols.)
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*Inventories, 1856-1866, 1877-1896 (2 vols.)
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*Settlements, 1856-1866, 1871-1906 (4 vols.)
  
 
The following Sevier County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
 
The following Sevier County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
  
*'''[1849-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|615022|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 P22s}}. [Includes an index to this county's wills.] [http://www.digginbones.com/LookUpPages/TennesseeLookups.htm Free Lookups Available!]
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*'''[1849-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|615022|item|disp=FHL Book 976.8 P22s}}. [Includes an index to this county's wills.] [http://www.digginbones.com/LookUpPages/TennesseeLookups.htm Free Lookups Available!]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-vital-records/ How to order Tennessee Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].
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===== '''Birth'''  =====
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Courtesy of Sevier County History Center:
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Birthdays%20of%20Sevier%20Countians.pdf Birthdays of Sevier County]: Collected by Stephen Huskey in various books of his.&nbsp;Most of the women on the list are by their married names and not their maiden names such as the case of Sarah McMahan she was a Byrd before marriage. John W. Huskey was the son of Stephen <br>Huskey.
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/births.pdf Birth Certificates, 1908-1912]
  
 
===== '''Marriage'''  =====
 
===== '''Marriage'''  =====
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The original Sevier County Marriage Books are kept at the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Sevier_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse County Courthouse]. Early marriage books are lost. In the 1970s and 1980s, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed Marriage Books 1 to 29 (1856-1951). FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|205886|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Films 969965-969970, 1928819-1928825}}.  
 
The original Sevier County Marriage Books are kept at the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Sevier_County,_Tennessee#County_Courthouse County Courthouse]. Early marriage books are lost. In the 1970s and 1980s, [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TSLA]] microfilmed Marriage Books 1 to 29 (1856-1951). FHL&nbsp;copies: {{FHL|205886|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Films 969965-969970, 1928819-1928825}}.  
  
The following databases may be searched online at the Sevier County TNGenWeb site.&nbsp;
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The following databases may be searched online at the Sevier County TNGenWeb site.&nbsp;  
  
*[http://www.sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/30-databases/131-sevier-county-marriages-searchable-database Sevier County Marriages from the 1840's-1930's]<br>
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*[http://www.sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/30-databases/131-sevier-county-marriages-searchable-database Sevier County Marriages from the 1840's-1930's]  
 
*[http://www.sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/30-databases/174-sevier-county-chancery-court-divorces-1881-1960-searchable-database Sevier County Chancery Court Divorces, 1881-1960]
 
*[http://www.sevier.tngenealogy.net/research-aids/30-databases/174-sevier-county-chancery-court-divorces-1881-1960-searchable-database Sevier County Chancery Court Divorces, 1881-1960]
  
 
The following Sevier County marriage records have been abstracted:  
 
The following Sevier County marriage records have been abstracted:  
  
*'''[1856-1873]''' Historical Records Project. Marriage Records, 1856-1873, Sevier County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA, microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|229774|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 24816}}.  
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*'''1856-1895''' - Sevier County Marriage Index 1856-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/64/Igitennessees.pdf.</ref>
*'''[1856-1873] '''Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early East Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1987. {{FHL|568443|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 V2s v. 1}}. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.] [http://www.digginbones.com/LookUpPages/TennesseeLookups.htm Free Lookups Available!]  
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*'''1856-1873''' - Historical Records Project. Marriage Records, 1856-1873, Sevier County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA, microfilmed in 1940. {{FHL|229774|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 24816}}.  
*'''[1920-1934]''' Parton, Robert J., Larry D. Fox, and Smoky Mountain Historical Society. Sevier County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1920-1934. [Sevierville, Tennessee]: Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1998. {{FHL|834359|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 V2p}}.
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*'''1856-1873''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early East Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1987. {{FHL|568443|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 V2s v. 1}}. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.] [http://www.digginbones.com/LookUpPages/TennesseeLookups.htm Free Lookups Available!]  
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*'''1920-1934''' - Parton, Robert J., Larry D. Fox, and Smoky Mountain Historical Society. Sevier County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1920-1934. [Sevierville, Tennessee]: Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1998. {{FHL|834359|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8893 V2p}}.
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Courtesy of the Sevier County History Center:
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Reverend%20Lemuel%20Bogart.pdf Rev. Lemuel Bogart's Marriage Book, a transcript of marriages before the Courthouse fire in 1856]: [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/18561900marriages/foundmarr.htm Marriages for Sevier Countians in the 1812 Pensions]
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/18561900marriages/index.html 1856-1900 Bride and Groom Combined Index]
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Blackmarriages.htm Black Marriages found in a small book in the courthouse]
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*1900-1914 Bride &amp; Groom Combined Index: [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Marriages19001914/a-c.pdf A-C], [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Marriages19001914/d-g.pdf D-G], [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Marriages19001914/h-l.pdf H-L], [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Marriages19001914/m-q.pdf M-Q], [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Marriages19001914/r-t.pdf R-T], [http://history.sevierlibrary.org/Marriages19001914/u-z.pdf U-Z]
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/18561900marriages/mar1420.htm 1914-1920 Grooms]
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*[http://history.sevierlibrary.org/18561900marriages/brides14-20.htm 1914-1920 Brides]
  
 
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===== '''Death'''  =====
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-society-archive/ Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
[http://www.smokykin.com/smhs/ '''Smoky Mountain Historical Society''']<br>PO Box 5078 <br>Sevierville, TN 37864-5078<br>E-mail: smhs@SmokyKin.com  
 
[http://www.smokykin.com/smhs/ '''Smoky Mountain Historical Society''']<br>PO Box 5078 <br>Sevierville, TN 37864-5078<br>E-mail: smhs@SmokyKin.com  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*'''[[Sevierville Tennessee Family History Center]]<br>'''
 
*'''[[Sevierville Tennessee Family History Center]]<br>'''
  
 
401 Hardin Ln<br>Sevierville, TN<br>Phone: 1-865-428-8550<br>  
 
401 Hardin Ln<br>Sevierville, TN<br>Phone: 1-865-428-8550<br>  
  
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
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This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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{{Wikipedia|Sevier County, Tennessee}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Sevier County, Tennessee}}  
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/sevier-county/ Sevier County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115437264392250624287 Tennessee Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/175655229162652/ Tennessee Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
 
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Sevier|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
 
*[http://www.discoveret.org/mailman/listinfo/dumplintn/ Mailing List: DumplinTN] [very active; covers Jefferson and Sevier County]  
 
*[http://www.discoveret.org/mailman/listinfo/dumplintn/ Mailing List: DumplinTN] [very active; covers Jefferson and Sevier County]  
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#SE-TN Mailing List: SE-TN-L (Southeast Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#SE-TN Mailing List: SE-TN-L (Southeast Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#UPPEREASTTN Mailing List: UPPEREASTTN-L (Upper East Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#UPPEREASTTN Mailing List: UPPEREASTTN-L (Upper East Tennessee List)] (RootsWeb)  
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.sevier/mb.ashx Sevier County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwikiBoards&url=http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.sevier/mb.ashx Sevier County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/Sevier/ Sevier County, TN Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/Sevier/ Sevier County, TN Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://genforum.com/tn/sevier/ Sevier County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
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*[http://www.kqzyfj.com/41100y1A719PSRVZRWQPRQUXRWTR?sid=familysearchwikiGenForum&url=http://genforum.com/tn/sevier/ Sevier County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/sevier/ Sevier County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/sevier/ Sevier County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb) *[http://www.smokykin.com/ Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest] Compiled Genealogies of Local Families
*[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-county-sevier.html Sevier County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (MyTennesseeGenealogy)
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*[http://www.smokykin.com/ Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest] Compiled Genealogies of Local Families
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United States Gotoarrow.png Tennessee Gotoarrow.png Sevier County

Sevier County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Sevier County (established 1794) 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

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1914 1856 1881 1830 1845 1849

County Courthouse

Location of Sevier County Courthouse, Sevierville, Tenn.

Sevier County Courthouse
125 Court Ave.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 1-865-453-4654 - 5502

County Clerk has marriage records from 1856
and probate records from 1850.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]


Sevier County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
125 Court Ave., Suite 202E
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 1-865-453-5502

Sevier County Register of Deeds
Land records
125 Court Ave., Suite 209W
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 1-865-453-2758

Sevier County Circuit Court Clerk
Court records
125 Court Ave., Room 204E
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 1-865-774-3693

Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

History

Governor John Sevier(1745-1815)
In the 1780s, this county's land fell within the bounds of the State of Franklin.

East Tennessee county in the Great Smoky Mountains region. Established 1794. From 1784 to 1788, this land was claimed by the abortive, and short-lived State of Franklin. Existed, governing itself, from 1788  until it was formed as part of Jefferson County in 1791.

Sevier County is named after Revolutionary War General Gov. John Sevier (1745-1815).[3]

North Carolina first organized the land that would eventually become Sevier County as part of Washington District in 1776, then as part of Washington County in 1777, and then as part of Greene County in 1783.

In August 1784 delegates of three western North Carolina counties, Washington, Sullivan, and Greene (all now in Tennessee), declared their Independence from North Carolina because of perceived neglect, and misuse by North Carolina’s legislature. By May 1785 they had petitioned to be admitted to the United States as the new State of Franklin. The Franklin statehood request was denied.[4] In March 1786 the Franklin legislature created several new counties including Sevier (all in present-day Tennessee).[5] By 1789 Franklin's hopes of statehood had faded.

However, in 1789 North Carolina ratified the Constitution, was admitted the union, and ceded her westermost counties to the United States. The United States used them to form the Southwest Territory. The new counties created by the Franklin government were not recognized by North Carolina, the Southwest Territory, or by Tennessee. When they were reconstituted, no mention was made of their Franklin predecessor county governments. The Southwest Territory reconstituted Sevier County in 1794 from part of Jefferson County.[6]

In 1796 the land of all these counties became part of the new State of Tennessee.

Parent County

1794--Sevier County was established 28 September 1794 from Jefferson County. Early records may be found under Jefferson County.
County seat: Sevierville [7]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[8] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[9] (female)

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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1856--Fire damaged courthouse records.[10]

  • Lost censuses: 1800, 1810, 1820, 1890
  • Lost marriage records: 1794 to 1855
  • Lost probate records: 1794 to 1848

The Foxes published a book that attempts "to help compensate for the loss of the records in the courthouse":

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alder Branch Fox (hist.) McMahan Seaton Spring
Allensville (hist.) French Broad (hist.) Middle Creek Schroder (hist.)
Boyds Creek Gatlinburg Millican Grove Sevierville
Cartertown Glade New Era Seymour
Catlettsburg Greenbrier (hist.) Newell Station Shady Grove
Caton Harrisburg Oak City Starkeytown
Cedar Bluff Hatchertown Oldham/Boogertown Sugarlands(hist.)
Chalet Village Henderson Springs Part Settlement Texas Settlement (hist.)
Cove Creek Cascades Henry Crossroads Pigeon Forge Trundle Crossroad
Cusick Hornet Pine Grove Union Grove
Doyle Springs Jones' Cove Pinnacle Union Valley
Dupont Knob Creek Pitner (hist.) Walden's Creek
Dupont Springs Kodak Pittman Center Walnut Grove
East Fork Laurel Pleasant Hill Wear's Valley / Wear's Cove
Elkmont Line Spring Powder Springs (hist.) Zion Hill
Ewing (hist.) Little Cove Richardson's Cove
Fort Harry McCookville Rocky Grove

Neighboring Counties

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 Sevier County biographies, land, and marriage 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 Smoky Mountain Historical Society published records of more than 350 Sevier County cemeteries in the following book:

The Tennessee Cemeteries page provides explanations of the following online resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave Find A Grave list

USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project ePodunk

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 3,619
1800 3,419 −5.5%
1810 4,595 34.4%
1820 4,772 3.9%
1830 5,717 19.8%
1840 6,442 12.7%
1850 6,920 7.4%
1860 9,122 31.8%
1870 11,028 20.9%
1880 15,541 40.9%
1890 18,761 20.7%
1900 22,021 17.4%
1910 22,296 1.2%
1920 22,384 0.4%
1930 20,480 −8.5%
1940 23,291 13.7%
1950 23,375 0.4%
1960 24,251 3.7%
1970 28,241 16.5%
1980 41,418 46.7%
1990 51,043 23.2%
2000 71,170 39.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Sevier 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 Sevier County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files and scanned images of census microfilm. [The USGenWeb Census Project®].

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

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 - Lost[11]

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1024517-1024518.

The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. A free online index, provided by Lineages, which cites the original document numbers, will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance: 

These records have also been abstracted:

  • 1820 Census of Manufactures: Sevier County, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 5, No. 2 ():84. For availability, see Periodicals.

1830

1840

  • Fox, George and Juanita Fox. Sevier County, Tennessee: 1830-1840 Federal Censuses, 1814-1837-1838 Tax Lists. n.p.: G.&J. Fox, 2004. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8893 X2f.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • Creekmore, Pollyanna and Blanche C. McMahon. Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1850, Seventh Census, for Sevier County, Tennessee. Knoxville, Tenn.: P. Creekmore, 1953. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8893 X2p 1850.

1850 Agricultural Census

  • Green, Linda L. Tennessee 1850 Agricultural Census. 2 vols. Woodbridge, Va.: L.L. Green, 2000. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2g v. 1 ff. [Sevier County is included in Vol. 2.]

1860

  • Greene, Elmer A. Population Schedule of the United States Census of 1860 (Eighth U.S. Census) for Sevier County, Tennessee. Kingsport, Tenn.: E.A. Greene, 1971. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8893 X2g 1860.

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. 1 1891. [Sevier County is included in Vol. 1.]
  • 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

Churches of Sevier County TN: Courtesy of Sevier County History Center

Methodist Episcopal

Court

Genealogy

More than 50 genealogies have been published about Sevier County, Tennessee families. To view a list, visit Sevier County, Tennessee Genealogy.

Historic Residences

  • Jones, Robbie D. The Historic Architecture of Sevier County, Tennessee. Sevierville, Tenn.: Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1996. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8893 J7j.

Immigration

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 11 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Sevier County.[12]

Land

Deeds

Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Sevier County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Sevier County, both before and after its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Year covered: 1799.

Instructions:

  1. Follow this link to conduct a "Call Number Search" using the MARS Catalog on their site.
  2. Using the pull down window, change "Call Numbers starting" to "A MarsID matching."
  3. Type 12.14.2 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.2.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Sevier County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Sevier County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Sevier County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[13]

N.B. You can also search by name through the Basic Search, but it lacks soundex capabilities.

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.] 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 TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories

Maps

  • Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)
  • [1794] Reeves, Charles A. Sevier County [Tennessee] - Created September 27, 1794 from Jefferson County. Published 2000. Purchase at ReevesMaps.com; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.
  • [1926] U.S. Geological Survey. Proposed Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Originally published 1926. Purchase at ReevesMaps.com; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.
  • [1934] U.S. Park Service. Preliminary Base Map, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Originally published 1934. Purchase at ReevesMaps.com; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.

Military

Revolutionary War

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

Additional resources include:

War of 1812
Civil War

Civil War service men from Sevier 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 Sevier County.

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Sevier County:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Sevier County.



Map showing Civil War battles in Tennessee

Newspapers

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 Sevier County click on the following cities or towns:

Occupations

  • Miller, Alan N. East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Sevier 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 Sevier County, Tennessee records 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 Book 976.8 B2a.
East Tennessee Roots
Several genealogical articles with abstracts of Sevier 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 Book 976.8 D25e.
Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Sevier County, Tennessee records were published in the Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter (33 vols., 1977-2007), the journal of the Smoky Mountain Historical Society. Tables of contents for most issues are available online. Back issues are available for purchase. The Family History Library has acquired a complete collection FHL US/CAN Book 976.889 B2s, as well as Journal Contents and Index of Names: 1977 thru 1996 FHL US/CAN Book 976.889 B2s index.

Prisons

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

Probate

Early Sevier County Will Books do not survive. In the 1970s, TSLA microfilmed Will Books 1 to 2 (1849-1922). FHL copy: FHL Film 969971. See also FHL Film 464146 Items 1-2.

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, 1849-1922 (3 vols.)
  • Bonds, Letters, 1872-1907 (3 vols.)
  • Inventories, 1856-1866, 1877-1896 (2 vols.)
  • Settlements, 1856-1866, 1871-1906 (4 vols.)

The following Sevier County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:

  • [1849-1861] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL Book 976.8 P22s. [Includes an index to this county's wills.] Free Lookups Available!

Taxation

The original Sevier County Tax Books 1864-1872 are kept at the County Courthouse. In the 1970s, TSLA microfilmed these records. FHL copy: FHL US/CAN Film 969988.

A list of Sevier County tax assessors 1912-1992 was published in Smoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 2000).

The following Sevier County tax records have been abstracted and/or indexed:[15]

  • [1799] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Ill.: B. & B. Sistler, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4s. [Includes 1799 tax list.]
  • [1803] Unpaid Taxes -- 1803 (Blount, Cocke, Sevier Cos.), Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 3 (1984). For FHL access, or to purchase back issues, see Periodicals; digital version by Duay O'Neil, at Sevier County, Tennessee, Genealogy & History. [Abstract of The Knoxville Gazette, Aug. 8, 1803.]
  • [1814] "Direct Federal Tax-Delinquent Property Owners Listed for 1814," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Fall 1996):115-120. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. [Includes Sevier County.]
  • [1814, 1837-1838] Fox, George and Juanita Fox. Sevier County, Tennessee: 1830-1840 Federal Censuses, 1814-1837-1838 Tax Lists. n.p.: G.&J. Fox, 2004. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8893 X2f.
  • [1817] "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. [Includes Sevier County.]
  • [1820, 1822] Edwards, Olga Jones. The Montgomery Papers, 1817-1913. Tacoma, Washington: O.J. Edwards, 1964. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M766e. [Includes a partial transcripts of 1820 and 1822 tax lists.]
  • [1837] Linn, Beulah D. "1837 Sevier County Tax List," Smoky Mountain Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 4 (1985); Vol. 12, No. 1 (1986). For FHL access, or to purchase back issues, see Periodicals
  • [1864] "1864 Tax List - Partial Transcription," available online, courtesy: Sevier County, Tennessee Genealogy & History.

Vital Records

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

Birth

Courtesy of Sevier County History Center:

  • Birthdays of Sevier County: Collected by Stephen Huskey in various books of his. Most of the women on the list are by their married names and not their maiden names such as the case of Sarah McMahan she was a Byrd before marriage. John W. Huskey was the son of Stephen
    Huskey.
  • Birth Certificates, 1908-1912
Marriage

The original Sevier County Marriage Books are kept at the County Courthouse. Early marriage books are lost. In the 1970s and 1980s, TSLA microfilmed Marriage Books 1 to 29 (1856-1951). FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 969965-969970, 1928819-1928825.

The following databases may be searched online at the Sevier County TNGenWeb site. 

The following Sevier County marriage records have been abstracted:

  • 1856-1895 - Sevier County Marriage Index 1856-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[16]
  • 1856-1873 - Historical Records Project. Marriage Records, 1856-1873, Sevier County, Tennessee. Typescript, TSLA, microfilmed in 1940. FHL US/CAN Film 24816.
  • 1856-1873 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early East Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1987. FHL US/CAN 976.8 V2s v. 1. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.] Free Lookups Available!
  • 1920-1934 - Parton, Robert J., Larry D. Fox, and Smoky Mountain Historical Society. Sevier County, Tennessee Marriage Records 1920-1934. [Sevierville, Tennessee]: Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1998. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8893 V2p.

Courtesy of the Sevier County History Center:

Death

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

Societies and Libraries 

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

Smoky Mountain Historical Society
PO Box 5078
Sevierville, TN 37864-5078
E-mail: smhs@SmokyKin.com

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

Sevier County Public Library System
321 Court Ave.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 1-865-453-3532

King Family Library
408 High St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Hours:
Mon. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tues. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Sevier County History Center
321 Court Ave.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Hours: Mon. 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Tues.-Fri. 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Genealogy resources include court records, land records, history and more.
To see what is available at the center and online accessibility of some records click here.

Anna Porter Public Library
158 Proffitt Road, out Highway 321 at the Gatlinburg Community Center
Phone: 1-865-436-5588
E-mail: kt@annaporterpl.org
Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Anna Porter Library houses a collection of items relating to Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountains and southern Appalachia. This includes oral history audio tapes recorded over 30 years ago.

Family History Centers

401 Hardin Ln
Sevierville, TN
Phone: 1-865-428-8550

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

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Sevier 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), Sevier County, Tennessee page 643, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "John Sevier," Wikipedia.
  4. “State of Franklin” in North Carolina History Project at http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/99/entry (accessed 27 June 2010).
  5. “State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=F061 (accessed 27 June 2010).
  6. Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 6.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  8. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  9. Voice of Louise Lynch, Archivist, Williamson County, Tennessee Archives (2010).
  10. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 31 March 2014).
  11. Mary Barnett Curtis, Early East Tennessee Tax Lists: a compiled list of residents of the area covered in 22 east Tennessee counties for which there is (sic) no census records prior to 1830 (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing, 1964) [FHL 976.8 R4c].
  12. Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 372-378 (see East Tennessee). FHL US/CAN 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  13. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  15. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  16. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/64/Igitennessees.pdf.