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'*Mathews, Reverend John D.D. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/peepsintolifeaut012097mbp Peeps into Life Autobiography.]'' Methodist Episcopal Church Tennessee Conference, 1904. Free digital copy.  
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*'''1828-1971''' - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia, Baptism Index 1828-1971 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|C734876}}, {{IGI|C530261}}, and {{IGI|C530262}}.<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/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1828-1895''' - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia, Marriage Index 1828-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batches {{IGI|M530261}} and {{IGI|M530262}}.<ref name="vr"/>
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*Mathews, Reverend John D.D. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/peepsintolifeaut012097mbp Peeps into Life Autobiography.]'' Methodist Episcopal Church Tennessee Conference, 1904. Free digital copy.  
  
 
*''History of Mt. Joy Church'' [http://www.tngenweb.org/maury/lookupindex.htm Free lookups available!
 
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•'''[1828-1890]''' ''St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Records''. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA] on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. [http://www.gscassociates.com/MAUCT_indices.html Free online index], created by Steve Carson, courtesy: [http://gscassociates.com/recordproducts.html GSC Associates Historical Records Products] (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.  
 
•'''[1828-1890]''' ''St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Records''. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA] on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. [http://www.gscassociates.com/MAUCT_indices.html Free online index], created by Steve Carson, courtesy: [http://gscassociates.com/recordproducts.html GSC Associates Historical Records Products] (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.  
  
• '''[1914-1919]''' ''St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Minutes''. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA] on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. [http://www.gscassociates.com/MAUCT_indices.html Free online index], created by Steve Carson, courtesy: [http://gscassociates.com/recordproducts.html GSC Associates Historical Records Products ](the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.  
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• '''[1914-1919]''' ''St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Minutes''. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA] on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. [http://www.gscassociates.com/MAUCT_indices.html Free online index], created by Steve Carson, courtesy: [http://gscassociates.com/recordproducts.html GSC Associates Historical Records Products ](the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:47, 13 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Tennessee Gotoarrow.png Maury County


Maury County, Tennessee genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Maury 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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Maury County, Tennessee
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Tennessee
Location of Tennessee in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 16, 1807
County Seat Columbia
Courthouse
Address Maury County Courthouse]
10 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 1-931-381-3690 Maury County Website

Contents

Quick Dates

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1808  1906  1820  1806  1807 

County Courthouse

Maury County Courthouse, Columbia, Tenn.

Maury County Courthouse
10 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 1-931-381-3690

County Clerk has marriage records.
Clerk and Master has divorce, probate, and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]


Maury County Clerk
Marriage records
10 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 1-931-375-5200

Maury County Register of Deeds
Land records
P.O. Box 769
1 Public Square, Room 108
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 1-931-375-2101

Maury County Clerk and Master
Probate and court records
41 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 1-931-375-1307

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  

History

Middle Tennessee county. Established 1807.

The county is named after Tennessee Senator Abram Maury of Williamson County.[3]

Parent County

1807--Maury County was created 16 November 1807 from Williamson County.
County seat: Columbia [4]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[5] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[6] (female)

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

  • Census loss: 1810, 1890
  • County records are complete.[7]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arkland Enterprise Leftwich Rockdale
Armour Village Field Crest Lickskillet (hist.) Sandy Hook
Arrow Fikes Mill Loco (hist.) Santa Fe
Ashwood Flint Valley Lovetown Satterfield (hist.)
Athendale Fly Match Sawdust
Beech Grove Forrest Hills Mayberry (hist.) Scotts Mill
Bel Air Frierson Town McCains Screamer
Ben (hist.) Gant McKnight Scribner
Bethel Glendale Mill Seat Seth
Bigby (hist.) Godwin Morgansville (hist.) Sharon Park
Bigbyville Greenfield Bend Mount Joy Siglo
Broadview Hampshire Mount Pleasant Southport
Bryant Station Hardison Mill Mowd (hist.) Sowell Ford
Campbells Station Highland Park Natco Spencer Hill
Canaan Hill Neapolis Spring Hill
Capers (hist.) Hollywood Needmore Stiversville
Carpenters (hist.) Idlewild New Town Sulphur Springs (hist.)
Carters Creek Isbell Oakland (hist.) Sunnyside
Cartersville Isom Park Station Taylorsville
Chapel Hill Jonesboro Philadelphia Theta
Columbia Kedron Poplar Creek Union Grove
Columbia Gardens Kettle Mills Poplar Top Water Valley
Concord (hist.) Kinderhook Porters West Haven
Creek Side Kleburne Pottsville West Meade
Cuba (hist.) Kraus Rally Hill Westwood
Culleoka Lanton Red Row Wilkes (hist.)
Dooley (hist.) Latta (hist.) Ridley Williamsport
Dukes Store (hist.) Leatherwood (hist.) Riverside

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 Maury County biography, court, 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 go to Tennessee African Americans

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.
  • Maury Co. TN Cemetery Records, part of the TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.

For free lookups of "Maury County Cemetery Listing", click here.


Bible, Family & Tombstone Records: These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

Census

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 Maury County federal population schedules 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.

1810 - Lost, but substitutes are available, see also Taxation:

  • 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
  • Garrett, Jill Knight. Maury County, Tennessee Wills and Settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 Census. Unknown: unknown, 1964. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. [Includes free African Americans in this county.]

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 Revolutionary War Pensioners

Church

Episcopal
Methodist Episcopal

[1806-1858] History of Zion (Presbyterian) Church. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

[1825-1926] History of St. Peters Episcopal Church. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

[1828-1890] St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Records. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

[1914-1919] St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Minutes. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

Court

  • [1808-1809] County Court Minutes, These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107.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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • [1810-1815] Circuit Court Minute Book, Volume A.These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • [1817-1821] Circuit Court Minute Book,These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • [1823-1829] Chancery Court Minute Book,These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • [1810-1825] Wills and County Court Minutes, Volume 1 Book B. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Maury County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
  • [Brown] Descendant of Ervin Brown, b. abt 1813 South Carolina, resident of Maury County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 67 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 21975). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 12), 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

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Maury, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 70,000 entries.

  • Home Demonstration Clubs. Ancestor Charts: Bicentennial Project of the Home Demonstration Clubs of Maury County, Tennessee. Huntsville, Ala.: Margaret M. Cowart, 1976. FHL Book 976.859 D2h.
  • Maury County Historical Society Book Committee. Maury County Tennessee: History & Families, Founded 1807. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 1998. FHL Book 976.859 H2mct.

Bibliography

  • [Beasley] Croft, Carol Daun The Beasley family : of John Wesley and his wife Rachel Wantland Tacoma, Washington : C.D. Croft, 2005 FamilySearch Books Online; FHL book 929.273 B38cc.
  • [Bigham] Bigham, Esther W. Genealogical Collection of Esther Bigham. MSS., microfilmed in 1993. FHL US/CAN Film 1598132 Item 5.
  • [Brady/Bain] Renick, Marjorie Monro Hall and Robert Edward Brady/Bain family history Bend, Oregon : M.A. Renick, 1998 FamilySearch Books Online; FHL book 929.273 B729re.
  • [Butler] See Ingram
  • [Dooley] Dooley, William Kenneth. The Dooley Family of Maury County, Tennessee: 1746-2000. 2 vols. [Shreveport, La.]: W.K. Dooley, [2001?]. FHL Collection.
  • [Duncan] Harris, Olive and Joe Cleatus Harris. William Duncan of Scotland, Chatham Co., N.C., Maury and Marshall Counties, Tennessee and His Eleven Known Children and Their Descendants. MSS. FHL Book 976.4 D2c.
  • [Ferrell] Ferrell, Ed. Ferrell family records, ca. 1789-1930. Juneau, Alaska: E. Ferrell, 1991. FHL 929.273 F413fee
  • [Good] Hooten, Una Good. A Family History. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983. FHL 1318059 Item 7
  • [Griggs] Madeira, Pauline and Kim Beauchamp. The Ancestors of Harvey Louis Hardin : with Chapters on the Descendants of Samuel Sanford Hardin, James Pate, David McAlister, William Waddell, Samuel P. Griggs and John Selby. S.l.: Rex H. Madeira, Jr., 1999. FHL 929.273 Se48mp
  • [Hardison] Hawkins, Fred Lee and Dorothy Westmoreland Gilliam. Hardison and Allied Families: Especially those of Maury and Marshall Counties of Tennessee. Columbia, Tenn.: F.L. Hawkins, 1992.
  • [Ingram] Bingham, James Barry Descendants of Jonas Ingram and Melinda Butler Baltimore, Maryland : Gateway Press, c1991 FamilySearch Books Online; FHL book 929.273 In4.
  • [Jackson] Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).
  • [Kennedy] McKennon, Sara Tom Brooks and Deane Kennedy Hendrix. The John Kennedy Ancestors ... n.p.: n.p., 1979?. FHL Book 929.273 K383m.
  • [Knight] Garrett, Jill Knight. Knight Cousins. [Columbia, TN: Unknown, 1967. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 928090; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • [Lendermon] Boswell, Imogene May and Jean Boswell Pippenger. The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry D. Lendermon: Randolph County, North Carolina; Greenville County, South Carolina; Maury County, Tennessee; Carroll County, Tennessee; Marshall County, Mississippi. Carrollton, Texas: I.M. Boswell & J.B. Pippenger, 1988. FHLBook 929.273 L546p.
  • [Lindsey] Thorndale, William. Lindseys of Long Marsh Run, now Clarke County, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley: and Lindseys of Little Bigby Creek, Maury County, Tennessee. 1975. FHLBook 929.273 L645tw.
  • [Moss] Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. Book 929.273 M855mo.
  • [Nelson] Shipp, Bonnie Morrow Some ancestors and some descendants of Wibbie Reams Nelson and John Andrew Franklin Morrow Digital copy available at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • [Payne] John C. Payne, Toney L. Payne, Gale Payne Nagy The big Payne book : a history of the Payne family of Virginia, Western North Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri [S.I.] : J.C. Payne, c2007 FamilySearch Books Online; FHL book 929.273 P293 pjc..
  • [Robb] Robb, Henrietta Robb-Lanterman family record Salt lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of utah, 1977 FamilySearch Books Online; FHL film 1036565 item 5. BYU Family History Archives.
  • [Williams] Yancey, Dennis J. and Nicholas M. Williams. The Yancey Family History Collection: Information Concerning John and Harriett Yancey Williams of Maury Co., Tennessee, Records Obtained from Nicholas M. Williams, Waverly, Iowa. MSS., microfilmed in 1994. FHL US/CAN Film 1598292 Item 1.
  • [Yancey] Yancey, Dennis J. and Nicholas M. Williams. The Yancey Family History Collection: Information Concerning John and Harriett Yancey Williams of Maury Co., Tennessee, Records Obtained from Nicholas M. Williams, Waverly, Iowa. MSS., microfilmed in 1994. FHL US/CAN Film 1598292 Item 1.

Land

Deeds

Maury County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1807 and is located at Courthouse, P.O. Box 769, Columbia, Tennessee  38402-069; Telephone: (931) 375-3690. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.

  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of a general index to deeds 1807-1843; deed books 1808-1881;. land entry books 1820-1919; Surveyor's books 1834-1838; Maury County Land ownership maps 1878 from the Library of Congress.

Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Maury County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Maury County, both before and after its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1778-1815.

Instructions:

  1. Follow this link to conduct a "Call Number Search" using the MARS Catalog on their site.
  2. Using the pull down window, change "Call Numbers starting" to "A MarsID matching."
  3. Type 12.14.11 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.11.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Maury County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Maury County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Maury County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[9]

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

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. January 25, 2005. [In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service.] TSLA has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource Click here. The searchable index is available at TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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

Additional resources include:

War of 1812
Civil War

Civil War service men from Maury 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 Maury County.

Confederate Soldiers 

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Maury County:


Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battles were fought in Maury County.



Map showing Civil War battles in Tennessee
Spanish American War
World War II

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 Maury County click on the following cities:

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 Maury 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 Maury 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.
Maury County Historical Society Newsletter - Historic Maury
The Family History Library has only the current volume. FHL US/CAN V.F. Tennessee
See website for further information:http://historicmaury.org/
Indexed in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)
The Maury Genealogist
The Family History Library has Volume 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1972) FHL US/CAN 976.859 B2m
The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Maury County, Tennessee have been published in The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, the quarterly of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society (23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online Index to Articles (1988-2005). Surname indexes are also available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers back issues for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m.
The River Counties
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Maury County, Tennessee records were published in The River Counties Quarterly, (14 vols.) edited by Jill K. Garrett. The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL Book 976.8 B2rc.

Prisons

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

Private Papers

Probate

The Maury County Court has responsibility for the probate records.The Maury County Archives holds many 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, 1829-1919 (7 vols.)
  • Probate records, 1854-1901
  • Settlements, 1874-1907
  • Bonds, Letters, 1861-1894
  • Claims against estates, 1868, 1874-1903, 1935
  • Guardian records, 1873-1904
  • Insolvent estate records, 1906-1942

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

  1. Will Book 1: 1806-1815
  2. Will Book C: 1823-1824

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

  • [1807-1824] Garrett, Jill Knight. Maury County, Tennessee Wills and Settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 Census. Unknown: unknown, 1964. Free online.
  • [1807-1832] Garrett, Jill Knight. Maury County, Tennessee, Will Books A, B, C-1, D and E, 1807-1832. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984. Indexed. (FHL book 976.859 P2gjk.)
  • [1807-1861] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
  • [1806-1815] Maury County Will Books Vol. 1-1806-1815. Simmons Historical Publications. Digital version vailable at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • [1809-1817] Maury County Will Books Vol. 2-1809-1817. Simmons Historical Publications. Digital version vailable at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • Maury County Will Book, Volume 3. Simmons Historical Publications. Digital version vailable at World Vital Records ($). [The database at World Vital Records has this labeled as Volume 1 but it is actually Volume 3 and contains records from Will Book B, p. 235 through Will Book C, p. 25.]

Public Records

Taxation

The following Maury County tax records have been abstracted:[12]

  • [1807-1812] Tax Sales, 1807-12, Historic Maury, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Jun. 2002).
  • [1808] "Maury County Tax List 1808," Historic Maury, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):144-146.
  • [1808-1848] [Decription of?] Revenue and Tax Book, 1808-48, Historic Maury, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct. 1971).
  • [1808-1810] "Maury County Tax List 1808-1810," Historic Maury, Vol. 32, Nos. 1 through 4 (March 1996-Dec. 1996).
  • [1808-1810] 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 the two Historic Maury publications as sources.]
  • [1808] Tax Roll, 1808, Historic Maury, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Sep. 2001).
  • [1809] Tax Sales, 1809, Historic Maury, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1965).
  • [1809] Tax Roll, 1809, Historic Maury, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Dec. 2001).
  • [1810] Tax Roll, 1810, Historic Maury, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Mar. 2002).
  • [1810] "Reconstructing the Maury County Census with Court, Marriage and Tax Records, 1810," Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy & History
  • [1811] Lightfoot, Marise P. "Maury County, Tennessee Taxables for the Year 1811," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 1963):57-62; Vol. 10, No. 3 (July 1963):125-130; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):29-34; Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 1964):81-84. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1811, 1816] 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 1811, 1816 tax lists.]
  • [1812] Tax List, 1812, Historic Maury, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1972).
  • [1817] "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. [Includes Maury County.]
  • [1818] Tax List, 1818, Historic Maury, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1972).
  • [1824] William Edmondson's Tax List, 1824, Historic Maury, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1965).
  • [1824] Tax List, 1824, River Counties, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan. 1975); Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr. 1975).
  • [1828] Return of Taxable Property and Polls, 1828, Historic Maury, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1966).
  • [1832] Tax List, 1832, River Counties, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1978); Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1978); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1978); Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1978).
  • [1836] Tax List, 1836, [25 Districts; Introduction], Historic Maury, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan. 1968); Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr. 1968); Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul. 1968); Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct. 1968).
    Historic Maury. Columbia TN: Jan 1968. Vol. 4 Iss. 1
  • [1861] Tax Assessments, Polls and Militia, 1861, Historic Maury, Vol. 29, No. 2 (1993).
  • [1868] Tax List, 1868, Historic Maury, Vol. 18, Nos. 1-4 (1982).
  • [1870] County Tax Assessments, 1870, Described, Historic Maury, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul. 1970).

Vital Records

Birth

See Tennessee Vital Records

  • [1908-1912] Vital Statistics; Births, Deaths, 1908-1912. Manuscript. Nashville, Tennessee: TSLA, 1969. FHL 825552
Marriage

The original Maury County marriage record books are kept at the County Courthouse. The original loose marriage records 1808-1950 are kept a the Maury County Archives. The County Archives has microfilm of the marriage record books.

The following Maury County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • [1808-1986] Available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Marriages 1808-1867 and marrigae bonds 1808-1838 are available for interlibrary loan.
  • [1807-1950] Tennessee, Justice of the Peace. Maury County, Tennessee, marriage records, 1807-1950. Includes separate bride and groom indexes. Originals housed at the Maury County Archives. FHL 2281745
  • [1808-1967] Available at the Family History Library. Each volume is indexed.FHL 549201

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

  • [1807-1852] Alexander, Virginia W., Rose H. Priest, and Jill K. Garrett. Maury County, Tennessee marriage records, 1807-1852. S.l. : s.n., 1962, 1963. FHL 976.859 V28a 2 vols.
  • [1807-1870] Lucas, Silas Emmett and Ella Lee Sheffield. 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1981. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2t v. 1 ff. [Abstracts include names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for weddings in this county for the roughly specified years. Marriage data taken from an index card file at the TSLA. Authors do not specify whether or not the card index completely indexes this county's marriages.]
  • [1807-1867] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1988. FHL Book 976.8 V2sb v. 2 ff. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.]
  • [1808-1852] Whitely, Edythe Rucker Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee, 1808-1852 Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub. Co, 1982. FHL US/CAN book 976.859 V2w Free lookups available!
  • Garrett, Jill K. Maury County, Tennessee newspapers (abstracts) 1810-1844, 1846-1850. Typescript. FHL 976.859 H2g 2 vols.
  • Maury County, Tennessee Historical Society, comp. Maury County Cousins. Columbia, Tennessee : Maury County Historical Society, 1971. FHL 976.859 D4m 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.
  • [1806-1870] Marriage Records. [13]
  • [1807-1850] Marriage Records: Early–1850. [14]
Divorce

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


Bible, Family & Tombstone Records:These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. 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 two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

Societies and Libraries

Maury County Historical Society
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, TN 38402
E-mail: maurycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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

Maury County Public Library
211 W. 8th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 1-931-375-6501
Hours: Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thurs.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring Hill Public Library
P.O. Box 309
144 Kedron Parkway
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: 1-931-486-2932
Fax: 1-931-486-3927
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Family History Centers

1608 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN
Phone: 1-931-381-3650

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


Web Sites

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

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), Maury County, Tennessee page 642, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "Maury County," The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 642. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  5. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Voice of Louise Lynch, Archivist, Williamson County, Tennessee Archives (2010).
  7. Robert M. McBride, Tennessee County Data (Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee States Library and Archives, 1966), 36.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.
  9. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  10. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 19 September 2012)
  12. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
  13. Orem, Utah: Automated Archives, 1994. (Family History Library compact disc number 9 part 2.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers.
  14. Orem, Utah: Automated Archives, 1992. (Family History Library compact disc number 9 part 229.) Does not circulate to Family History Centers.