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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Trousdale_County,_Tennessee|Trousdale County]]''<br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Trousdale County'''  
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Middle Tennessee county established in 1870. Trousdale County's land belonged to the pioneer Cumberland Settlements.<ref> [http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/volume1a.html ''Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804.'']</ref>
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'''Trousdale County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Trousdale County''' (established 1870) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
  
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== Quick Dates  ==
 
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Trousdale County's civil records start the following years:<ref>''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/guide-to-public-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee]''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
 
Trousdale County's civil records start the following years:<ref>''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/guide-to-public-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee]''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; [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:{{TNTrousdalecourthouse}}]]'''Trousdale County Courthouse<br>'''200 East Main St.<br>Hartsville, TN 37074<br>Phone: 1-615-374-2996  
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[http://www.hartsvilletrousdale.com/ Trousdale County Courthouse]<br>200 East Main Street Main Stree and Court Street&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Hartsville, TN 37074<br>Phone: 1-615-374-2996 - 2906
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County Clerk has marriage and probate records from1906.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Trousdale County, Tennessee page 644, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
<br>[http://www.hartsvilletrousdale.com/ '''Trousdale County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>200 East Main St.<br>Hartsville, TN 37074<br>Phone: 1-615-374-2906  
 
<br>[http://www.hartsvilletrousdale.com/ '''Trousdale County Clerk''']<br>Marriage and probate records<br>200 East Main St.<br>Hartsville, TN 37074<br>Phone: 1-615-374-2906  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Middle Tennessee county established in 1870. Trousdale County's land belonged to the pioneer Cumberland Settlements.<ref> [http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/volume1a.html ''Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804.'']</ref>
  
 
The county is named after "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Trousdale William Trousdale] (1790–1872), Creek and Mexican-American War soldier and officer, state senator and Governor of Tennessee."<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Trousdale William Trousdale] (1790–1872), Creek and Mexican-American War soldier and officer, state senator and Governor of Tennessee."<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870--'''Trousdale County was established 21 June 1870 from [[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]], [[Macon County, Tennessee|Macon]], [[Smith County, Tennessee|Smith,]] and [[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]] Counties. Early records may be found under Sumner, Macon, Smith and Wilson Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Hartsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 644. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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'''1870--'''Trousdale County was established 21 June 1870 from [[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]], [[Macon County, Tennessee|Macon]], [[Smith County, Tennessee|Smith,]] and [[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]] Counties. Early records may be found under Sumner, Macon, Smith and Wilson Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Hartsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 644. ({{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:TNTrousdalecorrect.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Joyce Gaston Reece, Friends of the Archives Historical and Preservation Society, Monroe Co., TN., Secretary and American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President (2010).</ref>  
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#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNTrousdalecorrect.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Joyce Gaston Reece, Friends of the Archives Historical and Preservation Society, Monroe Co., TN., Secretary and American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President (2010).</ref> (female)
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#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TNTrousdaleWeller.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (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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[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
{{Fire}} '''1900, 1904'''--Fires damaged records  
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{{Fire}}'''1900''' and '''1904'''--Fires 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 census: 1890  
 
*Lost census: 1890  
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*Lost probate records: 1870 to 1904
 
*Lost probate records: 1870 to 1904
  
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  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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== Resources ==
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==== 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.  
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Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/trousdale.html Trousdale County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/trousdale.html Trousdale County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists some&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195153&subject_disp=Tennessee%2C++Trousdale records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Trousdale County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists some&nbsp;{{FHL|Tennessee%2C++Trousdale records of�cemeteries in�Trousdale County|subject|disp=records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Trousdale County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12701&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=11&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Trousdale County cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12701&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=11&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Trousdale County cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Trousdale 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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|1880 |6646
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|1890 |5850
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|1900 |6004
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|1910 |5874
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|1920 |5996
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|1930 |5629
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|1940 |6113
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|1950 |5520
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|1960 |4914
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|1980 |6137
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|1990 |5920
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}} 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Trousdale 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.  
  
 
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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'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
 
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
  
*Reed, Sue S. ''Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891.'' 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=461479 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891]. [Trousdale County is included in Vol. 6.]  
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*Reed, Sue S. ''Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891.'' 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. {{FHL|461479|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891}}. [Trousdale County is included in Vol. 6.]  
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=114935 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890].
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*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|114935|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890}}.
  
 
'''1900'''  
 
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==== DNA  ====
 
 
{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Trousdale County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
 
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
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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=Trousdale+Tennessee&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Trousdale, Tennessee] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 3,500 entries.  
 
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=Trousdale+Tennessee&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Trousdale, Tennessee] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 3,500 entries.  
  
*Masters, Jack and Bill Puryear. ''Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804: Showing Who Came, How They Came, and Where They Put Down Roots''. Gallatin, Tenn.: Warioto Press, 2009. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1648257 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Large Q Book 976.8 E7d]. Supplements: [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1648257 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 E7d supp. 1] ff. Purchase at [http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/index.html Cumberland Pioneer Settlers].
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*Masters, Jack and Bill Puryear. ''Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804: Showing Who Came, How They Came, and Where They Put Down Roots''. Gallatin, Tenn.: Warioto Press, 2009. {{FHL|1648257|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Large Q Book 976.8 E7d}}. Supplements: {{FHL|1648257|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 E7d supp. 1}} ff. Purchase at [http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/index.html Cumberland Pioneer Settlers].
  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
 
'''Bibliography'''  
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'''Land Grants'''  
 
'''Land Grants'''  
  
*Free index to 1500+ Pioneer Cumberland Settlements Land Grants, available online, courtesy: [http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/index.html Cumberland Pioneer Settlers]. The Cumberland Settlements region covered what is now this county. To view the land grants platted on maps, purchase the books described on this site, or access those available at the Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1648257 FHL US/CAN Large Q Book 976.8 E7d].
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*Free index to 1500+ Pioneer Cumberland Settlements Land Grants, available online, courtesy: [http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/index.html Cumberland Pioneer Settlers]. The Cumberland Settlements region covered what is now this county. To view the land grants platted on maps, purchase the books described on this site, or access those available at the Family History Library {{FHL|1648257|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Large Q Book 976.8 E7d}}.
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''War of 1812'''
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*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 [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Trousdale County pensioners (p. 97).]
 
*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 [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Trousdale County pensioners (p. 97).]
  
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*Duke, Basil Wilson. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmorgan00duke History of Morgan's Cavalry].&nbsp; ''Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Publishing Co., 1867. Free digital copy. Includes 9th Regiment, Tennessee Calvary (Ward's).
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Trousdale County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from&nbsp;Trousdale County.
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'''Confederate Soldiers'''
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*[[2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Robison's) (Walker Legion) (Confederate)|2nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Robison's) (Walker Legion)]] - CSA
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*[[6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]] - CSA - Company I.
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*[[7th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Bennett's) (Confederate)|7th Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Bennett's)]] - CSA - Companies A, B and F.
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*[[9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ward's)|9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Ward's)]] - CSA - Companies B, E and H.
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*[[9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)|9th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate)]] - CSA - Company I.
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'''Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Trousdale County:'''
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*Duke, Basil Wilson. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmorgan00duke History of Morgan's Cavalry].&nbsp; ''Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Publishing Co., 1867. Free digital copy. Includes 9th Regiment, Tennessee Calvary (Ward's).  
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*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension186.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Trousdale 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/n397/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. Trousdale County], page 379.
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*CWSAC, Battle Summaries, [http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn008.htm Hartsville], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Located in Trousdale County.
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The following Civil War battle took place in Trousdale County:
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*December 7, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn008.htm Hartsville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn008.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
  
 
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Trousdale County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=44514 FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.]
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Trousdale County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}
 
:'''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'''  
 
:'''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'''  
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Trousdale County, Tennessee have been published in ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', the quarterly of the [http://www.mtgs.org/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewarts.htm Index to Articles (1988-2005)]. [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewsurname.htm Surname indexes] are also&nbsp;available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers [http://www.mtgs.org/neworderfrm.htm back issues] for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=749007 FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m].  
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Trousdale County, Tennessee have been published in ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', the quarterly of the [http://www.mtgs.org/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewarts.htm Index to Articles (1988-2005)]. [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewsurname.htm Surname indexes] are also&nbsp;available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers [http://www.mtgs.org/neworderfrm.htm back issues] for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly {{FHL|749007|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m}}.  
 
:'''Trousdale County Historical Society Newsletter'''  
 
:'''Trousdale County Historical Society Newsletter'''  
:Family History Library has Volume 6, issue 4 (Oct - Dec 1995)[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=757903&disp=Trousdale++County++Historical++Society++%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN 976.8482/H1 B2]<br>Volumes 1 - 11 (Jan 1990 - Jan 2000) indexed at PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]]<br>For additional information see the [http://www.tngenweb.org/trousdale/t-tchs.html Trousdale County Historical Society website]
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:Family History Library has Volume 6, issue 4 (Oct - Dec 1995){{FHL|757903|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8482/H1 B2}}<br>Volumes 1 - 11 (Jan 1990 - Jan 2000) indexed at PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]]<br>For additional information see the [http://www.tngenweb.org/trousdale/t-tchs.html Trousdale County Historical Society website]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Probate records are court records created after an individual’s death that relate to a court’s decisions regarding the distribution of the estate to the heirs or creditors and the care of any dependents. You may find the names of married daughters or other relatives and their residences; or information about the adoption or guardianship of minor children and dependents. Probate records do not always give an exact date of death, but the death usually occurred within a few months of probate. These documents are important to family history researchers because they usually exist for time periods before civil birth and death records were kept.
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The&nbsp;Trousdale County Court has responsibility for the probate records.<br>
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*Walker, Dorothy and Eldon Walker. ''Trousdale County, Tennessee, marriage index, 1905-1950. ''S.l.&nbsp;: s.n., 1995. {{FHL|976.8482 V22w|book}} Bride and groom indexes.  
 
*Walker, Dorothy and Eldon Walker. ''Trousdale County, Tennessee, marriage index, 1905-1950. ''S.l.&nbsp;: s.n., 1995. {{FHL|976.8482 V22w|book}} Bride and groom indexes.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start RecordSearch] at FamilySearch now includes indexed Tennessee marriages.&nbsp; This is a free pilot site and still under construction.&nbsp; At this time, it is best to search from the&nbsp;home page, ''Discover Your Ancestors:'' indicate a surname, marriage "event", no date, and a county name (i.e. Dickson, Tennessee).&nbsp;&nbsp;Browse through the results for that surname. You&nbsp;may need to supply any variant spellings of the surname in separate searches.  
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*{{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950}} - covers all counties in Tennessee.  
 
*Many county marriage records&nbsp;are indexed with images&nbsp;at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]. ($)&nbsp; Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
 
*Many county marriage records&nbsp;are indexed with images&nbsp;at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]. ($)&nbsp; Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
  
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For deaths of Methodists in Trousdale County (or what later became Trousdale County) between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
 
For deaths of Methodists in Trousdale County (or what later became Trousdale County) between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
  
*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=789366 FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851] ff;&nbsp;digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
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*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. {{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff;&nbsp;digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
  
 
== Libraries  ==
 
== Libraries  ==
  
 
'''Fred A. Vaught Memorial Library'''<br>211 White Oak St<br>Hartsville, TN 37074<br>Phone: 1-615-374-3677  
 
'''Fred A. Vaught Memorial Library'''<br>211 White Oak St<br>Hartsville, TN 37074<br>Phone: 1-615-374-3677  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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== Societies  ==
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[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Trousdale County is one. It publishes ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005  
 
[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Trousdale County is one. It publishes ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005  
  
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== Trousdale County Tennessee Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Trousdale County, Tennessee}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Trousdale County, Tennessee}}  
  
 
*[http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/index.html Cumberland Pioneer Settlers] Cumberland Compact Signers, Pioneer Land Grant Recipients, Publication Descriptions, Free Book Indexes  
 
*[http://www.cumberlandpioneers.com/index.html Cumberland Pioneer Settlers] Cumberland Compact Signers, Pioneer Land Grant Recipients, Publication Descriptions, Free Book Indexes  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195153&subject_disp=Tennessee%2C+Trousdale&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] (FamilySearch)  
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*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Trousdale|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnnmid/index.htm Rootwalker: Genealogy Pages for Northern Middle TN] Free Genealogy Resources for the Region  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnnmid/index.htm Rootwalker: Genealogy Pages for Northern Middle TN] Free Genealogy Resources for the Region  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-ROOTWALKER Mailing List: TN-ROOTWALKER-L (North Central Tennessee Genealogy List)] (RootsWeb)  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-ROOTWALKER Mailing List: TN-ROOTWALKER-L (North Central Tennessee Genealogy List)] (RootsWeb)  
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*[http://genforum.com/tn/trousdale/ Trousdale County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/tn/trousdale/ Trousdale County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/trousdale/ Trousdale County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/trousdale/ Trousdale County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
*[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-county-trousdale.html Trousdale County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (MyTennesseeGenealogy)
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/tennessee/trousdale-county.html Trousdale County, TN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
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Trousdale County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Trousdale County (established 1870) 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

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1906  1909  1880 1905  1905 

County Courthouse

Trousdale County Courthouse, Hartsville, Tenn.

Trousdale County Courthouse
200 East Main Street Main Stree and Court Street 
 Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: 1-615-374-2996 - 2906

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from1906.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]


Trousdale County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
200 East Main St.
Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: 1-615-374-2906

Trousdale County Register of Deeds
Land records
200 East Main St.
Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: 1-615-374-2921

Trousdale County Circuit Court Clerk
Court records
200 East Main St.
Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: 1-615-374-3411

Hours:
Mon.,Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wed.and Sat. 8 a.m.-noon

History

Middle Tennessee county established in 1870. Trousdale County's land belonged to the pioneer Cumberland Settlements.[3]

The county is named after "William Trousdale (1790–1872), Creek and Mexican-American War soldier and officer, state senator and Governor of Tennessee."[4]

Parent County

1870--Trousdale County was established 21 June 1870 from Sumner, Macon, Smith, and Wilson Counties. Early records may be found under Sumner, Macon, Smith and Wilson Counties.
County seat: Hartsville [5]

County Pronunciation

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

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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1900 and 1904--Fires damaged courthouse records.[8]

  • Lost census: 1890
  • Lost marriage records: 1870 to 1904
  • Lost probate records: 1870 to 1904

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Antioch Hartsville Shady Grove
Barthelia Johntown Templow
Beech Grove Paynes Store Walnut Grove
Cato Providence Willard
Halltown Rock House

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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Research Guides

African American

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Tennessee African Americans

Biographies

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

Cemeteries

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

  • 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.
  • Trousdale 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.  %±
1880 6,646
1890 5,850 −12.0%
1900 6,004 2.6%
1910 5,874 −2.2%
1920 5,996 2.1%
1930 5,629 −6.1%
1940 6,113 8.6%
1950 5,520 −9.7%
1960 4,914 −11.0%
1970 5,155 4.9%
1980 6,137 19.0%
1990 5,920 −3.5%
2000 7,259 22.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Trousdale 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.

1880

  • Scott, Betty M. and Nelwyn M. Cannon. 1880 & 1900 Trousdale County, Tennessee Census records : with Added Genealogical Information and Full Name Indexes. Hartsville, Tennessee : Bet-Nel Books, 1998. FHL 976.8482 X2s
  • Sistler, Byron H. ’’1880 Census Dickson County, Tennessee.’’ Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler and Associates, 1999. FHL 976.8482 X2s 1880

1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891. [Trousdale County is included in Vol. 6.]
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.

1900

  • Scott, Betty M. and Nelwyn M. Cannon. 1880 & 1900 Trousdale County, Tennessee Census records : with Added Genealogical Information and Full Name Indexes. Hartsville, Tennessee : Bet-Nel Books, 1998. FHL 976.8482 X2s

1910

  • Scott, Betty M. and Lorrain Bronner. 1910 & 1920 Trousdale County, Tennessee Census. Lafayette, Tennessee : Ridge Runner, 2000. FHL 976.8482 X2s 1910-1920

1920

  • Scott, Betty M. and Lorrain Bronner. 1910 & 1920 Trousdale County, Tennessee Census. Lafayette, Tennessee : Ridge Runner, 2000. FHL 976.8482 X2s 1910-1920
  • Young, John C., comp. Trousdale County, Tennessee Census, 1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Available at Ancestry ($).

1930

  • Bronner, Lorrain and Walter L. Buckinham. 1930 Trousdale County, Tennessee Census. Lebanon, Tennessee: Brawner Books, 2005 . FHL 976.8482 X2b

Church

Court

Family Histories

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

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

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Trousdale, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 3,500 entries.

Bibliography

  • [Bishop] Bishop, Maurice Lytle. Families of Maurice Lytle Bishop. MSS., Wright State University Archives, Dayton, Ohio. FHL US/CAN Film 1769339.
  • [Hallum] Hallum, John. The Diary of an Old Lawyer; or, Scenes Behind the Curtain. Nashville, Tennessee: Southwestern Publishing House, 1895.  Free digital copy.
  • [Hughes] Townsend, Evelyn Hughes and Edward E. Townsend. The Ancestors and Descendants of John Walker Hughes, Jr.: Born 1854, Died 1927. Cleveland, Tenn.: E. Townsend, 1992. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H874t.

Land

Land Grants

  • Free index to 1500+ Pioneer Cumberland Settlements Land Grants, available online, courtesy: Cumberland Pioneer Settlers. The Cumberland Settlements region covered what is now this county. To view the land grants platted on maps, purchase the books described on this site, or access those available at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Large Q Book 976.8 E7d.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812
  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. [Includes Trousdale County pensioners (p. 97).]
Civil War

Civil War service men from Trousdale 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 Trousdale County.

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Trousdale County:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle took place in Trousdale 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 Trousdale County click on the following town:

Early newspapers have been abstracted:

  • Scott, Betty C. Meadows. Trousdale County, Tennessee, Obituaries, Articles and Scrapbook Clippings: August 1862 - December 1958. 2 vols. Lafayette, Tenn.: Ridge Runner, 2002-2004. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8482 V4s ff.

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 Trousdale 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.
The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Trousdale 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.
Trousdale County Historical Society Newsletter
Family History Library has Volume 6, issue 4 (Oct - Dec 1995)FHL US/CAN 976.8482/H1 B2
Volumes 1 - 11 (Jan 1990 - Jan 2000) indexed at PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)
For additional information see the Trousdale County Historical Society website

Probate

The Trousdale County Court has responsibility for the probate records.

Taxation

  • [1789] Cumberland Settlements, Tax List, 1789, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 1990). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1917] Jim Marshall Tax Assessment, Hartsville, 1917, Trousdale County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 3 (Jul. 2002).

Vital Records

Marriage

The original Trousdale County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Trousdale County are lost until 1905.

The following Trousdale County marriage records are microfilmed:

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

Trousdale County is not included in Sistler's Early Middle Tennessee Marriages.

Divorce

In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Trousdale County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records, see:

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

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

Libraries

Fred A. Vaught Memorial Library
211 White Oak St
Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: 1-615-374-3677

Family History Centers

Societies

Trousdale County Historical Society
211 White Oak St.
Hartsville, TN 37074
Phone: 1-615-374-3677
The society publishes a quarterly newsletter.

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

Trousdale County Tennessee Genealogy Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Trousdale County, Tennessee

Trousdale County Tennessee Genealogy References

  1. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trousdale County, Tennessee page 644, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804.
  4. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 644. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  6. Voice of Joyce Gaston Reece, Friends of the Archives Historical and Preservation Society, Monroe Co., TN., Secretary and American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President (2010).
  7. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  8. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 31 March 2014).
  9. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)