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'''Warren County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Warren County''' (established 1807) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Warren_County,_Tennessee|Warren County]]'' <br>Middle Tennessee county. Established 1807.
 
  
 
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Warren 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>  
 
Warren 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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<h2> County Courthouse  </h2>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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</p><p><a href="Www.warrencountytn.gov">Warren County Courthouse</a><br>201 Locust Street 111S Court Square<br>McMinnville, TN 37110<br>Phone: 1-931-473-2623  
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[[Image:Warren County, Tennessee Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|350px]] [http://www.warrencountytn.gov/ Warren County Courthouse]&nbsp;<br>201 Locust Street 111S Court Square<br>McMinnville, TN 37110<br>Phone: 1-931-473-2623 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1852, death records from 1925 and probate records from 1827. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,'' 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Van Buren, Tennessee page 644, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}</ref>  
</p><p>County Clerk has marriage&#160;records from 1852, <br>death records from 1925 and probate records<br>from 1827; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce<br>and court records; Register of Deeds has land <br>records<span class="fck_mw_ref" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="ref" name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Van Buren, Tennessee page 644, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libr40ries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</span>  
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</p><p><br><a href="http://www.warrencountytn.gov/clerk.asp"><b>Warren County Clerk</b></a><br>Marriage, probate, court minutes<br>201 Locust Street, Suite 2P<br>McMinnville, TN 37110<br>Phone: 1-931-473-2623
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<br>'''Hours''':<br>Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.<br>Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  
</p><p><a href="http://www.warrencountytn.gov/deeds.asp"><b>Warren County Register of Deeds</b></a><br>Land records<br>201 Locust Street, Suite 4<br>McMinnville, TN 37110<br>Phone: 1-931-473-2926
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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Middle Tennessee county.
  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Warren Dr. Joseph Warren] (1741-1775), "American Revolutionary War officer, who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride."<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/Joseph_Warren Dr. Joseph Warren] (1741-1775), "American Revolutionary War officer, who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride."<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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"During the first two years of the county’s existence court sessions were held at the home of Joseph Westmoreland and in a log courthouse built nearby on the east side of Barren Fork of Collins River."<ref>Nona Williams Warren County Tennessee Plat Book Vol 1 1824-1827 (Santa Cruz, California : Nona Williams, 1997)Page i.</ref><br>
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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[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  ====
  
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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}}'''1852'''--Fire damaged the 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>
  
 
*Census loss: 1810, 1890  
 
*Census loss: 1810, 1890  
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*Lost probate records: 1808 to 1826
 
*Lost probate records: 1808 to 1826
  
{{Fire}} 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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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Getting Started  ====
 
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Census takers found no free African Americans living in Warren County, Tennessee in 1820.<ref>*Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Tenn_1820.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/ Free African Americans] website.</ref>  
 
Census takers found no free African Americans living in Warren County, Tennessee in 1820.<ref>*Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Tenn_1820.htm online], courtesy: [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/ Free African Americans] website.</ref>  
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*All of the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/tennessee-counties/warren-county-tennessee-genealogy-biographies.asp family biographies from the History of Warren County, Tennessee] (1887) by Goodspeed Publishing Co., are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
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Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration.&nbsp; For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives&nbsp;in Tennessee, see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Church_Records Tennessee Church Records].  
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Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration.&nbsp; For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives&nbsp;in Tennessee, see [[Tennessee Church Records|Tennessee Church Records]].  
  
 
*Warren County Church Records
 
*Warren County Church Records
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'''Baptist'''  
 
'''Baptist'''  
  
*'''[1816-1935]''' ''Caney Fork Primitive Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1816-1935.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide02.htm#mf178 TSLA] Reel #178. {{FHL|570851|film}} Item 2  
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*The Primitive Baptist and Methodists established a church in the 6th District in 1809 or 1810.<ref>Nona Williams '''Warren County Tennessee Plat Book Vol 1 1824-1827''' (Santa Cruz, California : Nona Williams, 1997) Page ii</ref><br>
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*'''[1816-1935]''' ''Caney Fork Primitive Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1816-1935.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide02.htm#mf178 TSLA] Reel #178. {{FHL|570851|film}} Item 2 (This church is in the 10th District.)<br>
 
*'''[1831-1912]''' ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide03.htm#mf259 TSLA] Reel #259.  
 
*'''[1831-1912]''' ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide03.htm#mf259 TSLA] Reel #259.  
 
*'''[1831-1900]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records.'' Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 {{FHL|976.8 K29s|book}} Index to original ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.''  
 
*'''[1831-1900]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records.'' Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 {{FHL|976.8 K29s|book}} Index to original ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.''  
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'''[1820+] "'''By 1820 a Methodist church, Mt. Zion, had opened its doors in the 5th District."<ref>Nona Williams '''Warren County Tennessee Plat Book Vol 1 1824-1827''' (Santa Cruz, California : Nona Williams, 1997) Page ii</ref><br>
  
 
*'''[1898-1967]''' ''Methodist Church Records. Warren and Coffee Counties, 1898-1967.''Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide04.htm#375 TSLA] Reel #375.  
 
*'''[1898-1967]''' ''Methodist Church Records. Warren and Coffee Counties, 1898-1967.''Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide04.htm#375 TSLA] Reel #375.  
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*'''[1831-1869]''' ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide03.htm#mf259 TSLA] Reel #259.  
 
*'''[1831-1869]''' ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.'' Manuscript. [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/manuscripts/mguide03.htm#mf259 TSLA] Reel #259.  
*'''[1831-1900]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records.'' Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 {{FHL|976.8 K29s|book}} Index to original ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.''
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*'''[1831-1900]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records.'' Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 {{FHL|976.8 K29s|book}} Index to original ''Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.''  
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*'''1871-1885''' - Main Street Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, Baptism Index 1871-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C711451}}.<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>
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*'''1871-1895''' - Main Street Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, Marriage Index 1871-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M711451}}.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
  
 
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*[[22nd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Murray's)|22nd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Murray's)]] - CSA - Company D.  
 
*[[22nd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Murray's)|22nd Battalion, Tennessee Infantry (Murray's)]] - CSA - Company D.  
 
*[[35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)|35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)]] - CSA - 2nd Company A, 2nd Company B, Company D, 2nd Company D and 2nd Company G.  
 
*[[35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)|35th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (5th Infantry) (1st Mountain Rifle Regiment)]] - CSA - 2nd Company A, 2nd Company B, Company D, 2nd Company D and 2nd Company G.  
*[[84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA
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*[[84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry|84th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry]] - CSA  
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*[[Douglas' Battalion, Tennessee Partisan Rangers|Douglas' Battalion, Tennessee Partisan Rangers]] - CSA - 0. F. Bruster or Brewster's company, and Chatham Coffee's company.
  
 
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*Head, Thomas A. [http://www.archive.org/details/campaignsandbatt00headiala ''Campaigns and battles of the Sixteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, in the war between the states, with incidental sketches of the part performed by other Tennessee troops in the same war.1861-1865''.] Nashville, Tennessee: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1885. Free digital copy  
 
*Head, Thomas A. [http://www.archive.org/details/campaignsandbatt00headiala ''Campaigns and battles of the Sixteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteers, in the war between the states, with incidental sketches of the part performed by other Tennessee troops in the same war.1861-1865''.] Nashville, Tennessee: Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, 1885. Free digital copy  
*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/warren/military.html Warren County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Civil War Records.  
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*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/warren/military.html Warren County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Civil War Records.  
 
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension190.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Warren County], (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
 
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension190.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Warren County], (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
 
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n399/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;Warren County, page 381.  
 
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n399/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;Warren County, page 381.  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{RAOGKobituary}} Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm TSLA]. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Warren County click on the following city:  
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Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm TSLA]. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Warren County click on the following city:  
  
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-m.htm#McMinnville McMinnville]
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-m.htm#McMinnville McMinnville]
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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]. *[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].
 
*[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]. *[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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The Warren County Court has responsibility for the probate records.<br>  
 
The Warren County Court has responsibility for the probate records.<br>  
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*'''[1895]''' Tax Book, 1895, District 13,&nbsp;''Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1998).  
 
*'''[1895]''' Tax Book, 1895, District 13,&nbsp;''Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1998).  
 
*'''[1917]''' Delinquent Taxpayers Notice, June 1917,&nbsp;''Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin'', Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2000).
 
*'''[1917]''' Delinquent Taxpayers Notice, June 1917,&nbsp;''Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin'', Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2000).
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For missing years, an alternative resource to consider is [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/petition.htm "Tennessee Legislative Petitions"].
  
 
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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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*'''1881-1885''' - Warren County Birth Index 1881-1885 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C519794}}.<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>
  
 
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*'''[1852-1961]''' Available at the Family History Library. Each volume is indexed. {{FHL|571562|film}}<br>
 
*'''[1852-1961]''' Available at the Family History Library. Each volume is indexed. {{FHL|571562|film}}<br>
  
The following Warren County marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
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The following Warren County marriage records have been indexed:  
  
 
*'''[1850-1900]''' Clark, Fred L. ''An Alphabetical Listing of the Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900.'' Quebeck, Tennessee: F.L. Clark, 199?. {{FHL|976.8653 V2c|book}}  
 
*'''[1850-1900]''' Clark, Fred L. ''An Alphabetical Listing of the Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900.'' Quebeck, Tennessee: F.L. Clark, 199?. {{FHL|976.8653 V2c|book}}  
 
*'''[1850-1900]''' Mesa Family History Center. ''Marriage Records, Warren Co., Tennessee, 1850-1900: surname index.'' Mesa, Arizona&nbsp;: Mesa Regional Family History Center, 1996. {{FHL|976.8653 V22m|book}}  
 
*'''[1850-1900]''' Mesa Family History Center. ''Marriage Records, Warren Co., Tennessee, 1850-1900: surname index.'' Mesa, Arizona&nbsp;: Mesa Regional Family History Center, 1996. {{FHL|976.8653 V22m|book}}  
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*'''1852-1918''' - Warren County Marriage Index 1852-1918 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>
 
*'''[1852-1900]''' ''Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900.'' McMinnville, Tennessee&nbsp;: Womack Print., 1965. {{FHL|976.8653 V25w|book}}  
 
*'''[1852-1900]''' ''Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900.'' McMinnville, Tennessee&nbsp;: Womack Print., 1965. {{FHL|976.8653 V25w|book}}  
 
*'''[1852-1864]''' ''Marriage Records, 1850-1866,&nbsp;Wawrren County, Tennessee.&nbsp; ''Nashville: TSLA, Historical Records Project, 1940.&nbsp; Typescript. {{FHL|24848|film}} Item 3  
 
*'''[1852-1864]''' ''Marriage Records, 1850-1866,&nbsp;Wawrren County, Tennessee.&nbsp; ''Nashville: TSLA, Historical Records Project, 1940.&nbsp; Typescript. {{FHL|24848|film}} Item 3  
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*[http://www.magnesslibrary.org/ Magness Community House &amp; Library <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1276881729673_600" />]<br>Library in McMinnville<br>118 W Main St.<br>McMinnville, TN 37110<br>Phone: 1-931-473-2428<br>Reference E-mail - [mailto:maglibrarian@blomand.net maglibrarian@blomand.net]<br>General E-mail - [mailto:magnesslib@blomand.net magnesslib@blomand.net]<br>Hours: Mon.-Tues. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.;&nbsp;Wed.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.;&nbsp;Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. Closed <br>The library's catalog is online.<br>The Tennessee Room houses the local history and genealogy department <br>The Southern Heritage Room contains a collection of books, periodicals and videotapes about the history, culture and economy of the Southern United States.
  
 
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tn/county/warren/ '''Warren County Genealogical Association''']<br>P.O. Box 411<br>McMinnville, TN 37111<br>Quarterly publicartion: ''The Bulletin'': The Publication of Warren County Genealogical Association. A table of contents from 1992 to 2007 is accessible from the society's website.<br>Contact: Sandra Myers Bellflower sfmbellflower@yahoo.com<br>The Warren County Genealogical Association was organized in 1992.
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tn/county/warren/ '''Warren County Genealogical Association''']<br>P.O. Box 411<br>McMinnville, TN 37111<br>Quarterly publicartion: ''The Bulletin'': The Publication of Warren County Genealogical Association. A table of contents from 1992 to 2007 is accessible from the society's website.<br>Contact: Sandra Myers Bellflower sfmbellflower@yahoo.com<br>The Warren County Genealogical Association was organized in 1992.
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND-L (Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region Genealogy List)]  
 
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-UPPER-CUMBERLAND-L (Upper Cumberland Tennessee Region Genealogy List)]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TN/Warren/ Warren County, TN Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
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Warren County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Warren County (established 1807) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Quick Dates

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1881 1852  1908  1820  1810  1827 

County Courthouse

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Warren County Courthouse 
201 Locust Street 111S Court Square
McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: 1-931-473-2623

County Clerk has marriage records from 1852, death records from 1925 and probate records from 1827.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records [2]


Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

History

Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775)

Middle Tennessee county.

The county is named after Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-1775), "American Revolutionary War officer, who sent Paul Revere on his famous midnight ride."[3]

"During the first two years of the county’s existence court sessions were held at the home of Joseph Westmoreland and in a log courthouse built nearby on the east side of Barren Fork of Collins River."[4]

Parent County

1807--Warren County was established 26 November 1807 from White County. Early records may be found under White County.
County seat: McMinnville [5]

County Pronunciation

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

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

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

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1852--Fire damaged the courthouse records.[8]

  • Census loss: 1810, 1890
  • Lost marriage records: 1808 to1851.[9]
  • Lost probate records: 1808 to 1826

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bates Hill Earleyville Jessie Safley
Berea Evanston (hist.) Lawson Mill Shady Rest
Bethany Fairview Lucky Shellsford
Blue Hill Faulkner Springs Magnum (hist.) Smartt
Bluff Springs Flatwood McMinnville Smyrna
Bratchers Crossroads Gath Midway Spring Creek
Cambridge Goodbars Morrison Trousdale
Campaign Green Hill Mount Leo Union
Centertown Greens Crossroad Mount Zion Vervilla
Clearmont Groves (hist.) New (hist.) Viola
Crisp Spring Hanlan (hist.) Nicholson Springs (hist.) West Riverside
Curtistown Hiawassee Oak Grove Womack
Daylight Hillis (hist.) Oakland Yager
Devenport (hist.) Horseshoe Falls (hist.) Rock Island
Dibrell Irving College Rowland

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 Warren County biography, cemetery, census, land, marriage, military, and probate 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

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Tennessee African Americans

Census takers found no free African Americans living in Warren County, Tennessee in 1820.[10]

Biographies

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.
  • Warren 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 5,725
1820 10,348 80.8%
1830 15,210 47.0%
1840 10,803 −29.0%
1850 10,179 −5.8%
1860 11,147 9.5%
1870 12,714 14.1%
1880 14,079 10.7%
1890 14,413 2.4%
1900 16,410 13.9%
1910 16,534 0.8%
1920 17,306 4.7%
1930 20,209 16.8%
1940 19,764 −2.2%
1950 22,271 12.7%
1960 23,102 3.7%
1970 26,972 16.8%
1980 32,653 21.1%
1990 32,992 1.0%
2000 38,276 16.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Warren 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 Warren County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files and scanned images of census microfilm. [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

  • Bentley, Elizabeth P. Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL 976.8 X22b 1820

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the NARA, 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 will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. [Covers this county.]

1840

  • Bridgewater, Betty Anderson. 1840 Federal census of Warren County, Tennessee. McMinnville, Tennessee: Eliza Lyon Mitchell Chapter of the Questers, 1985. FHL 976.8653 X2b 1840

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • Population schedule of the United States Census of 1850, Seventh Census for Warren County, Tennessee. Typescript, 1958. FHL 976.8653 X2p 1850

1870

  • Hillis, Robert A. 1870 Warren County, Tennessee, Census. Tennessee: R.A.C. Hillis, 1988. FHL 976.8653 X2h 1870

1880

  • Hillis, Robert A. 1880 Warren County, Tennessee, Census. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.8653 X2h 1880

1900

  • Hillis, Robert A. 1900 Warren County, Tennessee, Census. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.8653 X2h 1900

1910

  • Hillis, Robert A. 1910 Warren County, Tennessee, Census. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.8653 X2h 1910

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.

  • Warren County Church Records
- Family History Library Catalog - Warren County Church Records
  • Church histories tell when a church started in the area, who the early members were, give data about church leaders, etc.
- Family History Library Catalog - Warren County Church History
  • 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 Warren County are:
- List of Warren County churches with addresses and phone numbers (Yellowbook)
- List of Warren County churches (TN HomeTownLocator)

Baptist

  • The Primitive Baptist and Methodists established a church in the 6th District in 1809 or 1810.[11]
  • [1816-1935] Caney Fork Primitive Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1816-1935. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #178. FHL 570851 Item 2 (This church is in the 10th District.)
  • [1831-1912] Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #259.
  • [1831-1900] 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 Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.
  • Grime, John Harvey. History of Middle Tennessee Baptists: With Special Reference to Salem, New Salem, Enon and Wiseman Associations. Nashville, Tennessee: Baptist and Reflector, 1902. Includes names changes for places in Middle Tennessee.  Free digital copy.

Methodist

[1820+] "By 1820 a Methodist church, Mt. Zion, had opened its doors in the 5th District."[12]

  • [1898-1967] Methodist Church Records. Warren and Coffee Counties, 1898-1967.Manuscript. TSLA Reel #375.
  • [1898-1900] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to Methodist Church Records. Warren and Coffee Counties, 1898-1967.

Presbyterian

  • [1831-1869] Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #259.
  • [1831-1900] 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 Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McMinnville, 1831-1869; Friendship Baptist Church Records. Warren County, 1831-1912.
  • 1871-1885 - Main Street Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, Baptism Index 1871-1885 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batch C711451.[13]
  • 1871-1895 - Main Street Presbyterian Church, McMinnville, Marriage Index 1871-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batch M711451.[13]

Court

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Warren County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
  • [Brown] Descendant of Thomas Brown, b. 1753 Augusta County, Virginia, d. 1849 Warren County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 37 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 82180). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 2), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.

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
A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Warren, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 75,000 entries.

Bibliography

  • [Dodson] Lynn, Catherine Gaffin. The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families. [Centerville, Tenn.: Lynn], 1974. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D668Lc.
  • [Gray] Ames, Edwina Gray Powers and Stanley Richard Ames. Gray, Powers and Their Interrelated Families, Descendants of Col. Thomas Holden Wade: Including Arledge, Bailes, Butts (Virginia), Dupree, Hendricks, Legg, Martin, Massenburg, McWilliams, Sims, Wade of Limestone County, Alabama. Rochester, New York: S.R. Ames Enterprises, 1992. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 G791am.
  • [Hammon] Hammons, Bob D. The Hammons from Warren County, Tennessee thru Texas and Arkansas to Oklahoma: with Allied Families of Bryan, Phillips, Sullivan, Lane and Grigg. Sallisaw, Oklahoma: B.D. Hammons, 1994. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H184hb.
  • [Mullican] Kochanski, Lois Whidden. The Mullican Family of Warren County, Tennessee: A History and Genealogy. Bethesda, Md.: L. Kochanski, 1991. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M917k.
  • [Pepper] Raya, Florence Pepper. The History of the Pepper Family in America and Allied Lines. Madison, Iowa: Evening Democrat Co., 1973. FHL 929.273 P395r

Land

[1808-1818] W.P.A. Warren County, Deeds, Book A. Typescript, TSLA, Roll 83 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells three Warren County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
[1812-1819] W.P.A. Warren County, Deeds, Book B, Parts I & II. Typescript, TSLA, Roll 83 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells three Warren County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
[1823-1826] W.P.A. Warren County, Deeds, Book E. Typescript, TSLA, Roll 83 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells three Warren County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.

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

  • The Goodspeed Histories of Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Warren and White Counties: With Biographical Sketches and Aboriginal Map of Tennessee. McMinnville, TN: B. Lomond Press, 1972. Reprint. Originally published: Nashville, TN: Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 924077 Item 2. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Quintin Publications.

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War The following Warren 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 Warren County pensioners (p. 98).]

Civil War

Civil War service men from Warren 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 Warren County.

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Warren County:

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 Warren County click on the following city: 

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 Warren 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 Warren 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.
Family Findings
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Warren 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 Upper Cumberland Researcher
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Warren County, Tennessee have been published in The Upper Cumberland Researcher, the journal of the Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, Inc. To view a list of the first 17 years of these articles, visit their online Seventeen Year Index to The Upper Cumberland Researcher (Vols. 1-17, 1975-1992). The Index contains a "Counties" section beginning on page 19. The Family History Library has most issues through the present FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2u (1975-1993) and FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2u (1994-present).
Warren County, Tennessee
The Family History Library has most volumes to the present. FHL US/CAN 976.8653 D25w. Indexed in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) volumes 1 - 16 (Spring 1992 - Spring 2007). For additional information see website at: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tn/county/warren/

Prisons

Learn if your Warren County ancestors went to prison!

Probate

The Warren County Court has responsibility for the probate records.

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, 1888-1938 (2 vols.)
  • Inventories, Sales, Wills, 1827-1844
  • Inventories, Wills, 1827-1917 (Vols. 1-12)
  • Bonds, 1870-1879, 1900-1919
  • Bonds, Letters, 1880-1891
  • Bonds, Settlements, 1866-1952 (6 vols.)
  • Claims against estates, 1921-1966 (2 vols.)
  • Guardian records, 1870-1893
  • Insolvent estate records, 1860-1959 (5 vols.)
  • Letters, 1870-1898, 1905-1913 (2 vols.)

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

  • [1827-1910] Majors, Betty Moore. Warren County, Tennessee Will Books. 3 volumes. Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1992-1993, 1996. Indexed. (FHL book 976.8653 P2m v. 1-3.)
  • [1827-1861] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills and 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.]
  • [1827-1844, 1852-1864] W.P.A. Inventories, Sale Bills, Statements, etc., Book 1, Parts I & II. Typescript, TSLA, Roll 83 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s.Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells three Warren County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.

Taxation

The following Warren County tax records have been abstracted:[14]

  • [1804] Gant, Wanda. "Alphabetically Arranged Wilson Co., TN 1804 Tax List by Company: Arranged in Order to Compare to Warren County Names," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives. [Source: TSLA list.]
  • [1805, 1812, 1817] 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 1805, 1812, and 1817 tax lists.]
  • [1812] Warren Co. Tax List, 1812. Early Tax Lists reel #5, TSLA, Nashville.
  • [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 Warren Co. Tax List, 1812 as a source.]
  • [1812] West, Betsy. "Warren County, Tennessee Tax List, 1812," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 19, No. 3 (July-Sep. 1972):107-112. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1812] Combs-Coombs &c. "1812 Warren Co, Tennessee Tax Lists (A Start toward an Annotated List) Index and Search Engine," available online, courtesy: Combs-Coombs &c. Research Group and Warren Co., TNGenWeb.
  • [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 Warren County.]
  • [1836] Tax List, 1836, Van Buren County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Jun. 1988).
  • [1836] Gant, Wanda Muncey. "Warren County, Tennessee 1836 Tax List," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring 1989):9-14; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Summer 1989):77-80. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1836] Gant, Wanda Muncey. "1836 Warren County Tax List," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  • [1836, 1838] Gant, Wanda Muncey. Warren County, Tennessee Research Information. McMinnville, Tennessee : W.M. Gant, 199-?. FHL 976.8653 R4g
  • [1838] Gant, Wanda Muncey. "1838 Warren County Tax List," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  • [1854] Gant, Wanda Muncey. "Warren County, Tennessee 1854 Tax List," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  • [1859] Assessment of Personal Property, 1859, Dist. 14, Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1998).
  • [1860] Personal Property, 1860, Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 1994).
  • [1860] Assessment of Personal Property, 1860, Dist. 14, Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1998).
  • [1895] Tax Book, 1895, District 13, Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1998).
  • [1917] Delinquent Taxpayers Notice, June 1917, Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 2000).

For missing years, an alternative resource to consider is "Tennessee Legislative Petitions".

 

Vital Records

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

Birth
Marriage

The original Warren County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriage records were lost becasue of a courthouse fire in 1852. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:

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

Ancestry has an online version of the book Warren County Marriage Records published in 1965 by Womack Printing Co; subscription required to view. - Available Online ($)

The following Warren County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • [1852-1986] Available at the TSLA.  1852-1877 can be interlibrary loaned.
  • [1852-1961] Available at the Family History Library. Each volume is indexed. FHL 571562

The following Warren County marriage records have been indexed:

  • [1850-1900] Clark, Fred L. An Alphabetical Listing of the Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900. Quebeck, Tennessee: F.L. Clark, 199?. FHL 976.8653 V2c
  • [1850-1900] Mesa Family History Center. Marriage Records, Warren Co., Tennessee, 1850-1900: surname index. Mesa, Arizona : Mesa Regional Family History Center, 1996. FHL 976.8653 V22m
  • 1852-1918 - Warren County Marriage Index 1852-1918 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.[13]
  • [1852-1900] Marriage Records of Warren County, Tennessee, 1852-1900. McMinnville, Tennessee : Womack Print., 1965. FHL 976.8653 V25w
  • [1852-1864] Marriage Records, 1850-1866, Wawrren County, Tennessee.  Nashville: TSLA, Historical Records Project, 1940.  Typescript. FHL 24848 Item 3
  • [1852-1864] W.P.A. Marriage License Records, Vol. A. Typescript, TSLA, Roll 83 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells three Warren County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.
  • [1852-1865] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1988. FHL 976.8 V2sb vol. 2 [This county's marriages have been indexed in this publication for the specified years.]
  • [1852-1865] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Warren County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1852-1865. FHL 976.8653 V2s
  • [1852-1871] Daughters of the American Revolution, Liet. James Sheppard Chapter. Index to marriage records, Warren County, Tennessee : June 22, 1852-February 28, 1871, book "A" & book "1.", McMinnville, Tennessee: s.n., 1974. FHL 976.8653 V22i
  • [1852-1899] Marriage Records, Warren County, Tennessee. [1852-1899] McMinnville, Tenn.: Womack Print. Co., 1965. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • [1900-1975] Hillis, Robert A. Marriage Records, Warren County, Tennessee. Signal Mountain, Tennessee : Mountain Press, 1988. FHL 976.8653 V28h 2 vols.
  • Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 - covers all counties in Tennessee.
  • Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. ($)  Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
Divorce

In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Warren 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 Warren County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:

  •  [1827-1844, 1852-1864] W.P.A. Inventories, Sale Bills, Statements, etc., Book 1, Parts I & II. Typescript, TSLA, Roll 83 of Record Group 107. Microfilmed in the 1930s. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells three Warren County CDs, which include a digitized version of this book, and a variety of other local records.

Libraries

  • Magness Community House & Library
    Library in McMinnville
    118 W Main St.
    McMinnville, TN 37110
    Phone: 1-931-473-2428
    Reference E-mail - maglibrarian@blomand.net
    General E-mail - magnesslib@blomand.net
    Hours: Mon.-Tues. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. Closed
    The library's catalog is online.
    The Tennessee Room houses the local history and genealogy department
    The Southern Heritage Room contains a collection of books, periodicals and videotapes about the history, culture and economy of the Southern United States.

Societies

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

  • Warren County Genealogical Association
    P.O. Box 411
    McMinnville, TN 37111
    Quarterly publicartion: The Bulletin: The Publication of Warren County Genealogical Association. A table of contents from 1992 to 2007 is accessible from the society's website.
    Contact: Sandra Myers Bellflower sfmbellflower@yahoo.com
    The Warren County Genealogical Association was organized in 1992.
  • Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
    PO Box 330948
    Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
    The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Warren County is one. It publishes The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal 1988-summer 2005

Family History Centers

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


Warren County Tennessee Genealogy Websites

Wikipedia
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Warren 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), Van Buren, Tennessee page 644, At various libr40ries (WorldCat)
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. Nona Williams Warren County Tennessee Plat Book Vol 1 1824-1827 (Santa Cruz, California : Nona Williams, 1997)Page i.
  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 Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  7. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, 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. Marriage Records, Warren County, Tennessee. [1852-1899] McMinnville, Tenn.: Womack Print. Co., 1965, page 2. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  10. *Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website.
  11. Nona Williams Warren County Tennessee Plat Book Vol 1 1824-1827 (Santa Cruz, California : Nona Williams, 1997) Page ii
  12. Nona Williams Warren County Tennessee Plat Book Vol 1 1824-1827 (Santa Cruz, California : Nona Williams, 1997) Page ii
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 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.
  14. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.