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Stewart County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Stewart County (established 1803) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Founded: November 1, 1803
County Seat Dover
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Quick Dates

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1881 1849* 1881 1820 1786 1804

.*W.P.A. made a transcript dated 1838-1848

County Courthouse

Stewart County Courthouse, Dover, Tenn. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Stewart County Courthouse
225 Donelson Parkway
Dover, TN 37058
Phone: 1-931- 232-7616

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1898.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1803. [2]

Stewart County Clerk
Marriage, probate and court records
225 Donelson Parkway, First Floor
Dover, TN 37058
Phone: 1-931-232-7616

Stewart County Register of Deeds
Land records
225 Donelson Parkway, First Floor, Suite 103
Dover, TN 37058
Phone: 1-931-232-5990

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed daily from noon-1 p.m.

Stewart County Archives
Courthouse books, records and loose papers (excluding marriages and deeds), 1804-1950s
P.O. Box 367
Dover, TN 37058
Hours:  by appointment (email to stewartcountyarchives@yahoo.com)  

History

Middle Tennessee county.

The county is named after "Duncan Stewart, Tennessee state legislator and lieutenant governor of Mississippi Territory."[3]

Parent County

1803--Stewart County was established 1 November 1803 from Montgomery County. County Court first met on 12 March 1804.  Early records may be found under Montgomery County.
County seat: Dover [4]

From 1788 to 1796 people living in what is now part of Stewart County were in extinct Tennessee County. Their records for that period are now found in Robertson County, Tennessee.[5]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[6] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[7] (male)

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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1862--Fire, Federal Troops damaged records (mostly Chancery Court)
  • Lost censuses: 1810, 1890
  • Marriages are lacking 1804 to 1837; white marriages from 1876 to 1881 are lost.
  • Lost probate records: 1812, 1817-1824
  • Lost Chancery Court records:  before 1865

Although these are not burned records, applying strategies used for burned counties may aid in compensating for their loss. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ardee (hist.) Chestnut Grove Legate Stribling (hist.)
Asbury Cumberland City Mint Spring (hist.) Tharpe
Bear Spring Dover Mobley (hist.) Throckmorton
Big Rock Fair View Model Tobaccoport 
Bumpus Mills Fort Henry Parker Town (hist.) Wyatts Chapel
Carlisle Indian Mound Rushing (hist.)

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 Stewart County biographies, cemetery, and land records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.

Research Guides

African American

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Cemeteries

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

  • Stewart County cemetery resources include:
  • Stewart County Historical Society, Cemetery Records of Stewart County, Tennessee, 1983.  Out of print.  Copies available at area libraries.
  • Partial extract of cemeteries is available on the TNGenWeb site and the Find A Grave site.
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Stewart Co. TN Cemetery Records, part of the TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 4,262
1820 8,397 97.0%
1830 6,968 −17.0%
1840 8,587 23.2%
1850 9,719 13.2%
1860 9,896 1.8%
1870 12,019 21.5%
1880 12,690 5.6%
1890 12,193 −3.9%
1900 15,224 24.9%
1910 14,860 −2.4%
1920 14,664 −1.3%
1930 13,278 −9.5%
1940 13,549 2.0%
1950 9,175 −32.3%
1960 7,851 −14.4%
1970 7,319 −6.8%
1980 8,665 18.4%
1990 9,479 9.4%
2000 12,370 30.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Stewart 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 Stewart County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. [The USGenWeb Census Project®].

1810 - Lost, but a substitute is available:

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

1820

1830

1840

  • Willis, Laura and Betty Sellers. Stewart County, Tenn. census of 1840. Melber, Kentucky : Simmons Historical Pub., 1999. FHL 976.835 X2w 1840
  • Online at TNGenWeb.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

1860

  • Finley, Nina. Census of Houston County Area. Erin, Tennessee : Friends of Houston County Library, 19--?. vol. 7, Southern Stewart FHL 976.836 X2f
  • Willis, Laura. Stewart County, Tennessee Census of 1860. Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Pub., 2003. Digital version available at World Vital Records. Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • Online at TNGenWeb.

1870

  • Finley, Nina. Census of Houston County Area. Erin, Tennessee : Friends of Houston County Library, 19--?. vol. 8, Southern Stewart FHL 976.836 X2f
  • Online at TNGenWeb.

1880

  • Sistler, Barbara and Byron H. Sistler. ’’1880 Census Stewart County, Tennessee.’’ Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler and Associates, 1999. FHL 976.835 X2s 1880
  • Online at TNGenWeb

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. 2 1891. [Stewart County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.

1900

1910

1920

  • Bush, Marisa, ed.. Stewart County, Tennessee Census, 1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Online at TNGenWeb

1930

Church

Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration.  For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives in Tennessee, see Tennessee Church Records.

  • Stewart County Church Records
- Family History Library Catalog - Stewart County Church Records


  • If the records you need are not through the Family History Library, contact the church(es) in the area where your ancestor lived.  Two sites that give information about churches in Stewart County are:
- List of Stewart County churches with addresses and phone numbers (Yellowbook)
- List of Stewart County churches (TN HomeTownLocator)

Baptist

  • [1810-1964] Saline Creek Baptist Church Records. Stewart County, 1810-1964 TSLA Reel# 710
  • [1851-1953] Cross Creek Baptist Church (Stewart County, Tennessee). Minutes of meetings and lists of members, 1851-1953. Nashville, Tennessee Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1968. FHL 986361
  • [1892-1904] Walnut Grove Baptist Church (Stewart County, Tennessee). Church minutes, 1892-1904. Nashville, Tennessee: Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1966. FHL 984589 Item 4
  • [1894-1929] Rushings Creek Baptist Church (Stewart County). Church records, 1894-1929. Nashville, Tennessee: Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1964. FHL 984589 Item 3

Episcopalian

  • [1842-1962] Indian Mound Methodist Church, Stewart County, 1842-1962. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #128.

Methodist

  • [1842-1962] Indian Mound Methodist Church, Stewart County, 1842-1962. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #128. FHL 570833 Item 2
  • [1842-1900] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Indian Mound Methodist Church, Stewart County, 1842-1962.

Methodist Episcopalian

  • [1861-1912] Hopewell Methodist Espicopalian Church (Stewart County, Tennessee). Church records, 1861-1912. Nashville, Tennessee: State Library and Archives, 19--. TSLA Reel #128. FHL 570833 Item 3

Court

  • [1804-1845] Extracts of County Court Minutes from 1804-1845 (non-inclusive) are available on the TNGenWeb site.
  • [1821-1831] Stewart County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, Vol. 1 & 1A, 1821-1831, publication for sale from the Stewart County Archives, Dover, TN. Includes every-name extracts of the county's earliest two Circuit Court Minute Books.

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Stewart County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

John Randle Hogan (1841-1893)

C. Perry McCoy (1820-1884)

Perry Thomas Robertson (1863-1930)

Family Histories

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

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

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Stewart, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 20,000 entries.

  • Stewart County Historical Society, Stewart County Heritage, Dover, Tennessee, Vol. 1.  Printed by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX, 1980.  Available for purchase from the Historical Society and the Stewart County Public Library.
  • Stewart County Historical Society, Stewart County, Tennessee History and Families, Vol. 2. Printed by Rose Publishing Company, Humboldt, TN, 2000. Available for purchase from the Historical Society and the Stewart County Public Library.

Bibliography

Land

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Stewart County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Deed Book 2: 1796-1809
  2. Deed Books A-B: 1803-1819
  3. Deed Books C-D: 1809-1813
  4. Deed Book E: 1814-1818
  5. Deed Book O: 1819-1823


The TNGenWeb web site also provides free online indexes to Stewart County Deed Books 1 through 32 (1796-1884).  Free lookups also available.

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

  • 1865 Map of Middle Tennessee created by the Army Corps of Engineers  [National Archives, Record Group 77, Headquarters Map File, Map T 84 1/2 - 1]

Military

Revolutionary War

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

Additional resources include:

War of 1812
  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. [Includes Stewart County pensioners (p. 96).]
  • Stewart Countians and the War of 1812  Courtesy:TNGenWeb
Civil War

Civil War service men from Stewart 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 Stewart County.

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Stewart County:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Stewart County.



Map showing Civil War battles in Tennessee

Newspapers

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Stewart County click on the following city or town:

Occupations

  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Stewart 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 Stewart 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 US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
Family Findings
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Stewart County, Tennessee records have been published in Family Findings, the quarterly of the Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society (42+ vols.). The Family History Library has most issues of this quarterly FHL US/CAN 976.8 B2f.
Tables of contents for some volumes are available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb Project:
Many articles from this publication have been reproduced on the TNGenWeb Project website, try this specialized Google search.
The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Stewart County, Tennessee have been published in The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, the quarterly of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online Index to Articles (1988-2005). Surname indexes are also available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers back issues for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m.
The River Counties
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Stewart County, Tennessee records were published in The River Counties Quarterly, (14 vols.) edited by Jill K. Garrett. The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2rc.

Prisons

Private Papers

Probate

The Stewart County Court and Probate Court have responsibility for the probate records. Some probate records are held by the Stewart County Archives (see here for more information).

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, 1899-1966
  • Bonds, 1958-1967
  • Bonds, Letters, 1883-1967 (2 vols.)
  • Bonds, Miscellaneous, Settlements, 1814-1824
  • Bonds, Settlements, 1812-1968 (19 vols.)
  • Claims against estates, 1921-1934
  • Inventories, 1870-1966
  • Settlements, 1836-1839

The following Stewart County probate records have been abstracted, indexed, or both:

  • [1812-1861] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
  • [1804-1896] Settlements and Bonds book extracts.  courtesy:  TNGenWeb.  Print format of the same content is available for purchase from the Stewart County Archives.

Taxation

Linda Risinger found an "Explanation of Tax Districts" in Stewart County Court Minute Book C, which she has graciously shared with the rest of us online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.

The following Stewart County tax records have been abstracted:[11]

  • [1798] "1798 Montgomery County Tax List (partial - companies later part of Stewart County)," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1799] "1799 Unpaid Montgomery County TN taxes," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Source: Tennessee Gazette, 23 June 1802.]
  • [1800] Tatum, Ausborn C. "Montgomery County, Tennessee Tax List 1800," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Summer 1984):77-82. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. Free digital version at Montgomery Co., TNGenWeb.
  • [1801] "Unpaid 1801 Montgomery County Taxes," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Source: Tennessee Gazette, 1 Jan. 1803.]
  • [1802] "1802 Unpaid Montgomery County Taxes," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Source: Tennessee Gazette, 7 Sep. 1803.]
  • [1804] "1804 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Sources: Stewart County Court Minutes; Tennessee Gazette, 16 April 180_; Tennessee Gazette, 4 Jan. 1806.]
  • [1805] "1805 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Sources: Stewart County Court Minutes; Tennessee Gazette, 12 July 180_.]
  • [1806] "1806 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Sources: Stewart County Court Minutes; WPA records, TSLA; Tennessee Gazette, 30 May 1807.]
  • [1807] "1807 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Sources: WPA records, TSLA; Tennessee Gazette, 31 Mar. 1808].
  • [1808] Stewart Co., TN, 1808 Tax List, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Winter 2001); Vol. 15, No. 4 (Spring 2002). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1808] "1808 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1808-1812] Stewart County. Tax Book, Vol. 2, 1808-1812. Typescript, 1938, W.P.A. Collection, TSLA, Nashville. FHL 24834 Item 5
  • [1808-1812] 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. [Cites WPA's Stewart County. Tax Book, Volume 2, 1808-1812 as a source.]
  • [1809-1811] Capt. Peter Kendall - Company in Stewart County 1809-11; Learning from Tax Lists, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Summer 2003). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1809] "1809 Stewart County Tennesee Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Sources: MSS., Stewart County Archives; WPA records, TSLA; Democratic Clarion and Tennessee Gazette, 21 Sep. 1810; Democratic Clarion and Tennessee Gazette, 20 Aug. 1811.]
  • [1810] "1810 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Sources: MSS., Stewart County Archives; WPA records, TSLA; Democratic Clarion and Tennessee Gazette, 20 Aug. 1811.]
  • [1811] "1811 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Source: WPA records, TSLA.]
  • [1812] "1812 Stewart County TN Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Source: TSLA Early Tennessee Tax Lists, Roll #8 (Rutherford-Sumner).]
  • [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 Stewart County.]
  • [1819] "1819 Stewart County Delinquent Tax List," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Spring 1997):18-20. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1819] Stewart Co., TN's "Omitted to be Returned" Taxes for 1819, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Summer 1996). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1827] "1827 Stewart County Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1828-1851] Risinger, Linda. "Selected Records from the Stewart Co TN tax list 1828-1851," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1829] "1829 Stewart County Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1830] "1830 Stewart County Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1836] "Stewart County 1836 Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1837] "1837 Stewart County Tax List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1852-1866] Risinger, Linda. "Selected Records from the Stewart County Tax List 1852-1866," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • [1804-1840] "Stewart County, Tennessee Tax Lists, 1804-1840," publication for sale from the Stewart County Archives, Dover, TN.  Includes tax lists not online, most notably 1839 and 1840 tax lists, which have not been microfilmed.


Vital Records

Marriage

Marriages were not officially recorded in Stewart County until 1838, when a law was passed mandating the practice.[12] The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:

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

The following Stewart County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • [1849-1994] Available at the TSLA. Marriages 1849-1893 are available for interlibrary loan.
  • [1817-1967] Available at the Family History Library. Indexed.FHL 554291

The following Stewart County Courthouse marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:

  • [1838-1870] Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2t v. 1 ff. [Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for weddings in this county for the roughly specified years. Marriage data taken from an index card file at TSLA. Authors do not specify whether or not the card index completely indexes this county's marriages.]
  • [1838-1866] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1988. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2sb v. 2 ff. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage or marriage bond dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.]
  • [1838-1866] Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker (compiled by) Marriages of Stewart County, Tennessee, 1838-1866 Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982 FHL US/CAN book 976.835 V2we Free lookups available!
  • [1804-1881] Long, Jim.  Stewart County, Tennessee Marriages Revisited:  1804-1881.  Stewart County Archives, 2009.  [Includes complete transcription of available county marriage records from 1838 through 1881, including actual date of marriage.  Also includes pre-1838 marriages that could be documented from other sources, and some marriages from 1876-1881, when the county records are lost.]
  • [1838-1896] Simmons, Don Marriage records of Stewart County, Tennessee, 1838-1896 Melber, Kentucky : Simmons, 1988? FHL US/CAN book 976.835 V2s v.1-4 Free lookups available!
  • [1838-1848] Marriage Records, 1838-1848, Stewart County, Tennessee.  Nashville: TSLA, Historical Records Project, 1939.  Typescript. FHL 24834 Item 3
  • Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 - covers all counties in Tennessee.
  • Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. ($)  Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
  • [1742-1848] Marriage Records. [13]
  • [1804-1850] Marriage Records: Early–1850. [14]
Death
  • Various death record extracts are available on the TNGenWeb site.
  • The TSLA web site has statewide death indices for 1914-1931.

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

Libraries

Stewart County Public Library
102 Natcor Drive
Dover, TN 37058-3524
Phone: 1-931-232-3127
Hours: Mon.-Tues. 8:00 a.m-8:00 p.m.; Wed. Closed
Thur. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Fri. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun. Closed
The Stewart County Public Library History and Genealogy Department is housed in the Destine Martin Roomand contains over 1,000 volumes and 314 items of microfilm. The holdings include volumes on Stewart County history, submitted family histories, civil war volumes, volumes on other states; mostly Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky, and general histories.

West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
University of Tennessee at Martin
Phone: 1-731-881-7060
Hours vary by semester
The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman counties in Kentucky.

Family History Centers

Societies

Stewart County Historical Society
174 Church St.
Dover, TN 37058-3002
PO Box 297
Dover, TN 37058
Phone: 1-931-232-9773
The society does not have a webpage, so it is currently accessed on tngenweb.org

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

Web Sites

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Stewart County Tennessee Genealogy References

  1. "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stewart County, Tennessee page 643, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  5. "Tennessee County" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_County (accessed 25 May 2010), and Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004) [FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004], 639.
  6. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  7. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  11. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  12. Gale Williams Bamman, C.G., "Research in Tennessee," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 2 (June 1993):105. FHL US/CAN Book 973 B2ng v. 81 (1993)
  13. Orem, Utah: Automated Archives, 1994. (Family History Library compact disc number 9 part 2.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers.
  14. Orem, Utah: Automated Archives, 1992. (Family History Library compact disc number 9 part 229.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers.