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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Pickett County'''  
  
<br>'''Pickett County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Pickett County''' (established 1879) 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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'''Pickett County, Tennessee''' ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to '''Pickett County''' (established 1879) 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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Pickett County's civil records start the following years:<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
 
Pickett County's civil records start the following years:<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.</ref>  
  
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[http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials '''Pickett County Circuit Court Clerk''']<br>Court records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3958  
 
[http://www.dalehollow.com/Government.htm#electedofficials '''Pickett County Circuit Court Clerk''']<br>Court records<br>1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100<br>Byrdstown, TN 38549<br>Phone: 1-931-864-3958  
  
'''Hours''':<br>Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-noon
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'''Hours''':<br>Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br>Wed. and Sat. 8 a.m.-noon  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
 
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Middle Tennessee county.
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Middle Tennessee county.  
  
 
The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett."<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett."<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
[http://www.mytennesseegenealogy.com/tn-maps.html "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on [http://www.goldbug.com/store/animap3.html AniMap 3.0] software.  
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For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps"] (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
{{Fire}} '''1934'''--Fire damaged records  
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{{Fire}}'''1934'''--Fire damaged courthouse records.<ref name="TSLA">[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee] in ''Tennessee State Library and Archives'' in ''Tennessee Secretary of State'' (accessed 31 March 2014).</ref><br><br>
  
 
*Lost census: 1890  
 
*Lost census: 1890  
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*Lost probate; 1879 to 1932
 
*Lost probate; 1879 to 1932
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[http://tnblog.arleneeakle.com/2009/04/13/when-the-records-are-gone/ Arlene Eakle, ''When the Records are Gone'' in Tennessee Genealogy Blog]
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay]]  
 
*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay]]  
*[[Clinton County, Kentucky|Clinton County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Clinton County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]]
 
*[[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]]
  
 
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary County, Kentucky]]  
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*[[McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy|McCreary County, Kentucky]]  
 
*[[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]]
 
*[[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]]
  
 
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*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott]]  
 
*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott]]  
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne County, Kentucky]]
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy|Wayne County, Kentucky]]
  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Tnpickett.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/pickett.html Pickett County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/pickett.html Pickett County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in&nbsp;the county and&nbsp;has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog ]lists some&nbsp;{{FHL|626797|subject-id|disp=records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pickett county}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog ]lists some&nbsp;{{FHL|626797|subject-id|disp=records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pickett county}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12612&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Pickett County cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12612&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Pickett County cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Pickett County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.  
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1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Pickett County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Tennessee Census|Tennessee Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.  
  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
 
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.  
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'''1810 - 1891'''
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3574 Tennessee, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
  
 
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
 
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:  
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*Reed, Sue S. ''Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891.'' 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. {{FHL|461479|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891}}. [Pickett County is included in Vol. 6.]  
 
*Reed, Sue S. ''Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891.'' 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. {{FHL|461479|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 6 1891}}. [Pickett County is included in Vol. 6.]  
 
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|114935|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890}}.
 
*Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. ''1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee.'' Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. {{FHL|114935|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890}}.
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*'''1891''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2884 Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters 1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/civil.htm 1890 Census for Pickett, Fentress, &amp; Clay Counties], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Here is a listing of all Union Civil War veterans and their wives. It lists name, rank, company, town they lived in, any ailments, and county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnfentre/civil.htm 1890 Census for Pickett, Fentress, &amp; Clay Counties], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Here is a listing of all Union Civil War veterans and their wives. It lists name, rank, company, town they lived in, any ailments, and county.  
*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.org/tn/pickett/military.html Pickett County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Pensioners.  
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*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/pickett/military.html Pickett County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 1 Feb 2012).&nbsp; Pensioners.  
 
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension170.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Pickett 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/pension170.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;:&nbsp;Pickett 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/n386/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;Pickett County, page 368.  
 
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n386/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;Pickett County, page 368.  
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Pickett County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}  
 
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Pickett County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}  
 
:'''Overton County Historical Society Newsletter'''  
 
:'''Overton County Historical Society Newsletter'''  
:"This newsletter, although called 'Overton County,' covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, Tennessee." - Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 2<br>Family History Library has volume 1 - 8 {{FHL|367458|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8684 B2n}}.<br>Indexed in PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]]<br>For further information see Overton County Historical Society website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm]
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:"This newsletter, although called 'Overton County,' covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, Tennessee." - Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 2<br>Family History Library has volume 1 - 8 {{FHL|367458|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8684 B2n}}.
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::Indexed in PERiodical Source Index [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|(PERSI)]].<br><br>
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:For further information see Overton County Historical Society website: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm]
  
 
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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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*'''1828 - 1939''' {{RecordSearch|1681012|Tennessee Births and Christenings 1828-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch.org'''] — index
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*'''1869 - 1909''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2282 Tennessee Delayed Birth Records 1869-1909] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index and images $
  
 
===== '''Marriage'''  =====
 
===== '''Marriage'''  =====
  
 
The original Pickett County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Pickett County are lost until 1934.  
 
The original Pickett County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Pickett County are lost until 1934.  
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*'''1851 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4125 Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com''']— index and images $
  
 
The following Pickett County marriage records are microfilmed:  
 
The following Pickett County marriage records are microfilmed:  
  
*'''[1934-1995]''' Available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/pick.pdf TSLA].  
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*'''1934-1995''' Available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/pick.pdf TSLA].
*'''[1934-1961]''' Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.{{FHL|1928807|film}} Includes index.
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*'''1934-1961''' Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.{{FHL|1928807|film}} Includes index.
  
 
The following Pickett County marriage records are abstracted and/or indexed:  
 
The following Pickett County marriage records are abstracted and/or indexed:  
  
*{{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950}} - covers all counties in Tennessee.  
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*{{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950}} - covers all counties in Tennessee.
*Many county marriage records&nbsp;are indexed with images&nbsp;at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]. ($)&nbsp; Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
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*Many county marriage records&nbsp;are indexed with images&nbsp;at Ancestry's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002]. ($) Be aware that this index is not complete for many counties.
  
 
Pickett County is not included in Sistler's ''Early Middle Tennessee Marriages''.  
 
Pickett County is not included in Sistler's ''Early Middle Tennessee Marriages''.  
  
'''Death'''  
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*'''1874 - 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch.org'''] — index
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674580 Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955] at Record Search Pilot at FamilySearch. Name index with extracted death certificate information.&nbsp; Search by surname then browse through the results. You may need to supply variant spellings of the names.
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*'''1908 - 1958''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 Tennessee Death Records 1908 - 1958 ] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index and images $
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*'''1914 - 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch.org'''] — index and images
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*https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674580 Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955] at Record Search Pilot at FamilySearch. Name index with extracted death certificate information.&nbsp; Search by surname then browse through the results. You may need to supply variant spellings of the names.
  
 
For deaths of Methodists in Pickett County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
 
For deaths of Methodists in Pickett County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
  
*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. {{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff;&nbsp;digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
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*Smith, Jonathan K.T. ''Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate''. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. {{FHL|789366|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff; digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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{{Wikipedia|Pickett County, Tennessee}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Pickett County, Tennessee}}  
  
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Pickett|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
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*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Pickett|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
 
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.pickett/mb.ashx Pickett County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
 
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.pickett/mb.ashx Pickett County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/tn/pickett/ Pickett County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/tn/pickett/ Pickett County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  

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Pickett County, Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to Pickett County (established 1879) 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

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1934 1934 1914 1900 1934 1933

County Courthouse

Pickett County Courthouse, Byrdstown, Tenn

Pickett County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3359

County Health Department has birth records.
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1935.
Clerk and Master and Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.
Clerk Circuit Court has court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [2]


Pickett County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 201
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3879

Pickett County Register of Deeds
Land records
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 204
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3316

Pickett County Circuit Court Clerk
Court records
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 1-931-864-3958

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

History

Middle Tennessee county.

The county is named after "Tennessee state legislator Howell L. Pickett."[3]

Parent County

1879--Pickett County was established 27 February 1879 from Overton and Fentress Counties. Early records may be found under Overton and Fentress Counties.
County seat: Byrdstown [4]

County Pronunciation

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

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1934--Fire damaged courthouse records.[7]

  • Lost census: 1890
  • Lost marriages: 1879 to 1933 
  • Lost probate; 1879 to 1932

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Asbury Etter Okra
Barnes Fairview Parker
Bloomington Faix Plain Grove
Boom Green Brier Red Hill
Byrdstown Love Lady Smyrna
Cedar Grove Midway Star Point
Chanute Moodyville Static
Conley Crossroads (hist.) Mount Airy Sulphur Springs
Davidson Mount Union Sunset
Eastport Oak Hill Travisville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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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.
  • Pickett Co. TN Cemetery Records, part of the TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.
  • Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Putnam County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his website.

Census

1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Pickett 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.

1810 - 1891

1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:

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

1891 Male Voters

Church

Court

Family Histories

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

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

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Pickett, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 16,000 entries.

Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

War of 1812

  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. [Includes Pickett County pensioners (p. 50).]
  • Transcription typed and formatted by Harold Keisling. Third? Regiment Tennessee Militia, Capt. Wiley Huddelston's Company  Raised from men who were from Overton, Pickett and Fentress County, Tennessee. Courtesy: TNGenWeb

Civil War

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 Pickett County click on the following town:

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 Pickett County, Tennessee records have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
Overton County Historical Society Newsletter
"This newsletter, although called 'Overton County,' covers all the area in Overton, Fentress, and Pickett County, Tennessee." - Vol. 7, no. 4 p. 2
Family History Library has volume 1 - 8 FHL US/CAN 976.8684 B2n.
Indexed in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).

For further information see Overton County Historical Society website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoverto/OCHS/index.htm

Probate

The Pickett County Court has responsibility for the probate records.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Birth

Marriage

The original Pickett County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Due to fire, the marriage records of Pickett County are lost until 1934.

Update: Possible location to search.

The following Pickett County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • 1934-1995 Available at the TSLA.
  • 1934-1961 Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.FHL 1928807 Includes index.

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

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

Death

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

Societies and Libraries

Pickett County Public Library
1331 Beason Rd.
Byrdstown, TN 38549

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

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

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

References

  1. "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pickett County, Tennessee page 643, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 643. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  5. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  7. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 31 March 2014).


 

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