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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|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
Gordon Aronhime (1911-1983) collected information on hundreds of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee pioneers. His note cards, which reference more than 4,000 early settlers of the Holston-Clinch River area and East Tennessee (1770s-1790s), are held at the Library of Virginia. The cards have been digitized and made available [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/aronhime/ online].<ref>[http://virginiagenealogyblog.com/2008/10/12/original-virginia-records-imaged-and-indexed-online/"Original Virginia Records Imaged and Indexed Online,"] ''Arlene Eakle's Virginia Genealogy Blog,'' 12 October 2008.</ref>
As of August 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Hawkins+Tennessee&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Hawkins, Tennessee] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 150,000 entries!
*East Tennessee Historical Society. ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44435788 First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and Their Present-day Descendants]''. Knoxville, Tenn.: East Tennessee Historical Society, 2000. {{FHL|974123|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 H2ff}}. [Identifies families that had settled in Tennessee before it achieved statehood in 1796.]
*Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee''. 2 vols. Rogersville, Tenn.: n.p., 1999. {{FHL|673910|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.895 D2h v. 1}} ff.
*''Old Family Records Collection, ca. 1783-1966: Hawkins County, Tennessee''. MSS., {{FHL|379684|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1550780}}.
*Trent, William S. ''Across the Mountain, Over on Clinch: A Folk History''. Talbott, Tenn.: W.S. Trent, 2008. {{FHL|1565394|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8 D2tw v. 1}}. [Includes Brown, Cole, Collins, Cope, Hardin, Martin, Stapleton, Trent and other families.]
*'''[Acuff]''' McNamara, Billie R., Acuff Family Archives and Acuff-Ecoff Family Archives. ''Acuff Ancestors: Quarterly Journal of the Acuff Family Archives''. Knoxville, Tenn.: Acuff Family Archives, 1995-[2001]. {{FHL|757919|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;929.27305 Ac93}}.
*'''[Arnote]''' Arnote, James Samuel. ''James Samuel Arnote, His Life: The Arnote Family or Clan''. n.p.:&nbsp;J.S. Arnote, 1959. {{FHL|736145|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 921.73 Ar66a}}.
*'''[Ballard]''' Miller, Lynne D. ''Tennessee Ballards''. Lincolnton, Tenn.: L.D. Miller, 2000. {{FHL|983841|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B212mtn}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH37,7890 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
*'''[Barrett]''' Pyron, Ron. ''John Clinton Barrett, Tennessee Settler in the Ozarks: The Life and Times of John C. Barrett, His Family and Descendants: With Notes and Excerpts of Findings on the Families of Wm. C. Baldwin and Thomas F. Allen''. Greeneville, Tenn.:&nbsp;R. Pyron, 1980. {{FHL|77808|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1035924 Item 1}}.
*'''[Barrett]''' Pyron, Ron. ''The Descendants of Thomas and Winnie Barrett: With Notes on the Origins of the Hawkins County-Tennessee Barretts, Newspapers Clippings, Selected Letters, Wills, Bible Records, and Complete Index''. Greeneville, Tenn.: R. Pyron, 1981. {{FHL|330771|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1035924 Item 2}}.
*'''[Beal]''' Bounds, Eleanor Poe. ''Biehl/Beal--Kuefer Descendants''. Effingham, Illinois: E.P. Bounds, 1997. {{FHL|664544|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B362be}}.
*'''[Bean]''' Garner, Hallie. ''The Bean Tree: Descendants of John Bean of Hawkins County, Tennessee''. Dallas, Texas: Garner Services, 2009. {{FHL|1581539|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B375g}}.
*'''[Beatty]''' Beatty, Marvin P. ''The Beatty Connection:&nbsp;A Genealogical Account of the Beattys Who Came from the Mountains of East Tennessee into the Hills of Southern Indiana''. [Morris, Illinois]: M.P. Beatty, 2002. {{FHL|1132614|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B38bm 2002}}.
*'''[Booker]''' Caldwell, Kay Tunnell. ''Davis S. Booker: A Confederate Soldier from the Cumberland Gap to Vicksburg, 1834-1912''. Surgoinsville, Tenn.: K.T. Caldwell, 1994. {{FHL|671842|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B644ck}}.
*'''[Buren]''' Buren, Dorothy. ''The Buren Story''. Colorado Springs, Colo.: D. Buren, 1961. {{FHL|129674|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film&nbsp;872858 Items 4-5}}.
*'''[Byrd]''' Minter, Elbert J., Maxine Newton Gibson and Drinkard Funeral Home (Hartselle, Ala.). ''The Elbert Minter Collection''. MSS., Morgan County Archives, Decatur, Ala., {{FHL|1039059|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 2315236 Item 1}}.
*'''[Caldwell]''' Caldwell, Kay Tunnell. ''The Andrew Caldwell Family of Hawkins County, Tn.'' Surgoinsville, Tenn.: K.T. Caldwell, 1994. {{FHL|642902|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C127ck}}.
*'''[Campbell]''' Campbell, C.W. ''Descendants of Robert Campbell''. Vandalia, Missouri: C.W. Campbell, 1894. {{FHL|1787180}} Item 13
*'''[Campbell]''' ''Campbell Family Information, ca. 1718-1915''. MSS., Clan Campbell Society, Baton Rouge, La. {{FHL|704574|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1787180 Item 13}}.
*'''[Campbell]''' Derby, William B. ''Draft of Outline Checklist Partly Substantiating a Campbell Legend''. {{FHL|192584|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Large Q Book 929.273 C152d}}. [Research of professional genealogical firm Institute of Family Research, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.]
*'''[Cantwell]''' Belknap, Donald F. ''Cantwell Family''. MSS., 1945. {{FHL|79804|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1015845 Item 5}}.
*'''[Charles]''' Smith, Sybil Roberts. ''The Charles Branch of My Sunshine Tree''. [Grove, Oklahoma]: S.R. Smith, 1983. {{FHL|17602|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C38s}}.
*'''[Church]''' Murray, James Lawrence. ''Church - Edens Families of Hawkins and Hancock Counties, Tennessee''. El Paso, Tex.: J.L. Murray, 1960. {{FHL|155490|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 1487}}.
*'''[Criner]''' ''The Criner Family''. 199-?. {{FHL|587084|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 7829}}.
*'''[Crockett]''' Jones, Kathryn E. ''Crockett Cousins''. Graham, Texas: K.E. Jones, 1984. {{FHL|106427|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C872j}} and Supplement: {{FHL|106427|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 C872j supp}}.
*'''[Dodson]''' Lehmann, Joy Deal. ''The Descendants of Elijah Dodson of Yamhill County, Oregon: Six Generations of Descendants Since His Arrival in Oregon Territory in 1847''. Novato, Calif.: J.&nbsp;Lehmann, 1993. {{FHL|659843|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 D668Lj}}.
*'''[Dyer]''' ''Dyer Family''.&nbsp;Typescript. {{FHL|311251|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 821597 Item 2}}.
*'''[Dykes]''' Rowland, Elaine. ''The William Dykes Family of Hawkins County, Tennessee, 1745-1985''. Dallas, Texas: E. Rowland, 1985. {{FHL|323980|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D991f}}.
*'''[Edens]''' Murray, James Lawrence. ''Church - Edens Families of Hawkins and Hancock Counties, Tennessee''. El Paso, Tex.: J.L. Murray, 1960. {{FHL|155490|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 1487}}.
*'''[Feazel]''' McCarley, LaJoy DeShane. ''George L. Feazle of Spring Valley, His Ancestors and Descendants: A Biographical &amp; Historical Genealogy''. Fort Worth, Texas: J.D. McCarley, 1980. {{FHL|43587|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 F314m}}.
*'''[Feazel]''' Gritzbaugh, Sherry Gresham. ''John O. Feazel of Louisiana: His Ancestors and Descendants''. Bellaire, Texas: S.G. Gritzbaugh, 199_?]. {{FHL|739967|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 F314g}}.
*'''[Finley]''' Finley, Carmen J. "John and Mary Finley of Montgomery (Wythe) County, Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1990):243-255; Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1991):18-33; Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1991):122-135; Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):173-185; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):251-262. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 34 (1990)-v. 35 (1991)}}.
*'''[Flagg]''' ''[http://www.archive.org/details/descendantsjosi00flaggoog Descendants of Josiah Flagg of Berkeley County, W. Va.; with sketches of the Flagg, Keyes, Foss, Shively, Hughes, Slemons and Campbell ancestries]. ''Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin, 1920.&nbsp; Free digital copy.
*'''[Gardner]''' Myers, Nella Smith. ''The Gardner Family of East Tennessee''. Knoxville, Tenn.: N.S. Myers, 1986. {{FHL|433637|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 G171gmn}}.
*'''[Gideon]''' Gideon, Thomas Jefferson and Gertrude Cleghorn Josserand. ''Chronological and Biographical History of the Gideon Family of America''. Pratt, Kansas: G.C. Josserand, 1949?. {{FHL|1042001|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1783413 Item 12}}.
*'''[Greer]''' Shanks, Mary Jo. ''The Family of Joel Stacy Greer of Hawkins County, Tennessee''. n.p.: M.J. Shanks, 1996. {{FHL|646955|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 G859sm}}.
*'''[Grigsby]''' ''Grigsby Family Genealogical Collection, ca. 1789-1960''. MSS., {{FHL|704607|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1550779, 1550781, 1550783}}.&nbsp;
*'''[Grigsby]''' ''Grigsby Family Records''. MSS., {{FHL|7174|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 972671-972675}}.
*'''[Grigsby]''' Compton, William H. ''Descendants of Nathaniel Grigsby, 1806-1859''. Knoxville, Ten<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1273857101532_789" />n.: W. Compton, 198-. {{FHL|587532|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 G878c}}.
*'''[Gulley]''' Shockey, Amanda Rudder Taylor. ''Rudder &amp; Relatives''. Camden, Ohio: A.R. Shockey, 1993?. {{FHL|656810|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R831saa}}.
*'''[Hileman]''' Garner, Hallie. ''Adam Trevey Hileman Family of Hawkins County, Tennessee''. Dallas, Texas: H. P. Garner, 2007. {{FHL|1440356|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 H547g}}.
*'''[Huffmaster]''' Huffmaster, James T. ''Huffmaster-Hoffmeister Family Records''. [Galveston, Texas: Oscar Springer Print], 1922. {{FHL|125301|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 H872h}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH37,9174 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
*'''[Hutchisson]''' Hutchisson, Elmer. ''Family of Benjamin Hutchisson, 1765-1852''. Portola Valley, Calif.: E. Hutchisson, 1976. {{FHL|413187|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 H97he}}.
*'''[Jones]''' Cook, Margaret W. and Rosella Dykes Faulk. ''Daniel Jones and His Descendants''. Tennessee: Hawkins County Genealogical &amp; Historical Society, 2001. {{FHL|1046261|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 J713c}}.
*'''[Jones]''' Garner, Hallie. ''Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Descendants of Peter Paul Jones of Hawkins County, Tennessee''. Dallas, Texas: H. P. Garner, 2009. {{FHL|1770678|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 J723g}}.
*'''[Lawson]''' Lawson, Fred Raulston. ''The Lawsons of East Tennessee.'' Decatur, Ga.: Looking Glass Books, 1999. {{FHL|1156577|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 L444Lf}}.
*'''[Lee]''' Johnston, Weldon. ''Some of the Descendants of Capt. Thomas Lee of Hawkins Co., Tennessee''. Loudon, Tenn.: n.p., 1972. {{FHL|415335|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 L515j}}.
*'''[Livingston]''' Bass, Elise Livingston, Joanna Livingston Matthews and Leonard Livingston. ''The Livingston Cousins of Tennessee: A History of the Jacob Livingston Family, His Descendants and Their Cousins''. Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Company Publishers, 1994. {{FHL|698718|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 L762be}} and {{FHL|698718|title-id|disp=two supplements}}.
*'''[Long]''' ''Long--Batchelor--Purcell Families, ca. 1776-1957''. MSS., {{FHL|497789|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1435497 Item 1}}.
*'''[Looney]''' Tompkins, Norma L. ''Looney, Hawkins County''. Dallas, Tex.: N. Tompkins, 2000. {{FHL|958622|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 L873t}}.
*'''[Love]''' Love, Robert A. ''General Thomas Love of Western North Carolina and Western Tennessee and His Brothers Robert and James''. St. Petersburg, Fla.: R.A. Love, 194?. {{FHL|361835}}
*'''[Maddox]''' Thompson, Paul Terry. ''Fathers &amp; Sons of Thomas Maddox''. Stockton, Calif.: P.T. Thompson, 1987. {{FHL|600618|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M264t}}.
*'''[Mallory]''' Boyett, Woodrow W. ''Mama's Tennessee and Virginia Mallorys (with Index)''. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: W.W. Boyett, 1991. {{FHL|659786|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B696bw supp}}.
*'''[Manis]''' Spencer Owen Public Library (Spencer, Ind.). ''Manis--Maners Family Information''. Typescript., {{FHL|822044|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1313127 Item 24}}.
*'''[Manis]''' Breazeale, E.V. and Ruth Ellen Maness. ''Manes, Maness, Mainess, Manis, Manus, Maners, Menees and Related Surnames: (The E. V. Breazeale Collection)''. {{FHL|662773|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1307671-1307674}}.
*'''[Manis]''' Breazeale, E.V. ''Descendants of Jacob Wilson Manes''. Springfield, Mo.: E.V. Breazeale, 1977. {{FHL|821598|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1307671}}.
*'''[Miller]''' Wine, Cecil J. ''The Michael Miller Family.'' Radford, VA: Commonwealth Press, 1964. Available at [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F444723&hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M612w]; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh320451945%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
*'''[Moneyhun]''' Eppard, Sarah Elizabeth. ''The Moneyhuns of Copper Ridge, Hawkins County, Tennessee: John and Pharaba (Sizemore) Moneyhun and Some of Their Many Descendants''. Indianapolis, Ind.: S. E. Eppard, 1974. {{FHL|743647|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M746e}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH14,31758 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
*'''[Mosley]''' McCloskey, Cheryl Moore. ''Descendants of William Mosley, Sr. Early Resident, Floyd County, Kentucky, via Hawkins County, Tennessee, via Rockingham County, North Carolina: Allied Families, Boggs, Bolen, Boyd, Calhoun, Castell/Steel/Steele, Gearheart/Gayhart, Hale, Hicks, Hignite, Kitchen, Moore, Scutchfield, Stephens, Thornsbury''. Villa Hills, Ky.: C.M. McCloskey, 2004. {{FHL|1148993|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 M853mc}}.
*'''[Phillips]''' Phillips, Helen L. and James R. Shults. ''Jonas Phillips and Descendants: Children of the Mountains''. Cosby, Tenn.: H. Phillips, 1993. {{FHL|694606|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 P544p}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH7,67663 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
*'''[Price]''' Garner, Hallie. ''The Ancestry and Descendants of Henry Price, Jr. of Hawkins Co., Tennessee''. Dallas, Texas: Garner Services, 2001. {{FHL|1002180|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 P931gh}}.
*'''[Reynolds]''' Reynolds, John&nbsp;Hughes (b. 1846). ''Reynolds''. Rome, Ga.?: J.H. Reynolds, 1900?. {{FHL|694103|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1698017 Item 13}}.
*'''[Riddle]''' Plum, Fred W. ''Genealogy of the Riddle Family, 1760 to 1965: 205 Years''. Texas?: F.W. Plum, 1965. {{FHL|720989|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R431pf}}.
*'''[Riddle]''' Plum, Fred W. ''History &amp; Genealogy of the Riddle Family from 1760-1973, 213 Years''. Mt. Pleasant, Tex.: Jack Firmin, 1973. {{FHL|788582|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R431p}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH13,51414 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
*'''[Riddle]''' Riddle, Chauncey Cazier and Bertha Allred Riddle. ''Isaac Riddle and His Family''. Provo, Utah: C.C. &amp; B.A. Riddle, 1990. {{FHL|537694|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R431rc 1990}}.
*'''[Riddle]''' Hill, Mary E. Vassel. ''William Riddle, 1740-1781''. Provo, Utah: M.E.V. Hill, 1997. {{FHL|666230|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R431hme}}.
*'''[Riddle]''' Riddle, Chauncey Cazier and Bertha Allred Riddle. ''The Descendants of John Riddle, 1803-1887''. 3 vols. Provo, Utah: C.C. Riddle, 1997-2003. {{FHL|655657|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R431rcc v. 1}} ff.
*'''[Risner]''' Gausel, Kurt. ''The Risner Family of Eastern Kentucky''. 4 vols. + index. Salyersville, Ky.: Magoffin County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1993. {{FHL|690281|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 R494ri}} ff.
*'''[Rogers]''' Huskey, Allan. ''The Joseph Rogers Papers''. 2 vols. St. Louis, Missouri: A. Huskey, 1990. {{FHL|409837|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 921.73 R632j}} ff.
*'''[Shelton]''' Casey, Harold and Robert Brooks Casey. ''Shelton, Wininger and Pace Families''. Stillwater, Oklahoma: H. Casey, 1988. {{FHL|475864|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sh44c}}.
*'''[Shultz]''' Reagan, Donald B. ''Smoky Mountain Clans.'' 3 vols. Knoxville, Tenn.: D.B. Reagan, 1978-1983. {{FHL|185808|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273R22b 1978}}. [The Shultz family is discussed in Vol. 2.]
*'''[Sizemore]''' Parrish, Verle H. ''Who's Who in My Sizemore Family''. Georgetown, Ky.: V.H.&nbsp;Parrish, 1989. {{FHL|486134|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Si99p}}.
*'''[Skelton]''' Skelton, Earl F. "The Skeltons of Colonial Virginia," ''Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy'', Vol. 3, No. 2 (August/September 1994):86-100; Vol. 3, No. 3 (November/December 1994):151-162. {{FHL|523192|item}} 975.51 D25t
*'''[Smith]''' Smith, Leland L. ''Gone to Texas; Texas and Tennessee Smiths: and Related Breeding, Burleson, Burris, Chamblee, Fincher, Graves, Green, Grigsby, Haynes, Hill, Hobgood, Jones, King, Lewis, McMinn, Owen, Powell, Ridley, Shipman, Spears, Strickland, Taylor, and Turner Families of the South''. 3 vols. Austin, Texas: Historical Pub., 1999-2000. {{FHL|959444|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sm51sLL}} ff [FHL&nbsp;lacks v. 2].
*'''[Spears]''' Spears, Helen R. ''Families of Samuel Spears, 1761-2001''. Fountain Valley, Calif.: Joy Pub., 2002. {{FHL|1123292|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 Sp31sh}}.
*'''[Thompson]''' Caldwell, Kay Tunnell. ''Davis S. Booker: A Confederate Soldier from the Cumberland Gap to Vicksburg, 1834-1912''. Surgoinsville, Tenn.: K.T. Caldwell, 1994. {{FHL|671842|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 B644ck}}.
*'''[Vaughan]''' Frandsen, Margaret Walter Croom and Jean Knight Whalen. ''The History of William Vaughan and Related Families''. [Las Vegas, Nevada?]: M.A. Frandsen, 1989. {{FHL|408871|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 V465f}}.
*'''[Webb]''' Webb, Earl F. ''The Webb Genealogy: This is a Record of the Men Who were Born Webbs, as Well as the Women They Chose to Begat More Webbs; Also the Girls Who were Born Webbs and the Husbands They Married to Father the Children of the Allied Families, Who Carried On and Perpetuated the Long Line''. Dayton, Ohio: E.F. Webb, 1982. {{FHL|255255|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1033908 Item 1}}.
*'''[Williams]''' Williams, Deward C. ''Our Yankee Kinfolk: Our Cumberland Mountain Kinfolk, Our Noble English Ancestry of Three PK's, Preacher's kids, Deward Charles Williams, Jr., Donald Eugene Williams, Betty Marie Williams Spitze''. [Sesser?, Ill.: D.C. Williams, 193-?]. {{FHL|36123|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 W671d}}.
*'''[Winegar]''' Doane, Lillian. ''Wineinger--Wininger--Winegar, ca. 1781-1981''. MSS., {{FHL|542800|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1443516 Item 3}}.
*'''[Witt]''' Fisher, William Scott and Julieann Witt Fisher. ''Tales of Witt: The Lives and Times of Our Witt Family Ancestors''. Fruit Heights, Utah: W.S. Fisher, 1996. {{FHL|779185|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 W783f}}; digital version at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH14,37524 BYU&nbsp;Family History Archives].
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Hawkins County, Tennessee
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Founded: November 18, 1786
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East Tennessee county established in 1786. Originally known as the Carter's Valley Settlement, from 1785 to 1789, this land was also claimed by the abortive, short-lived State of Franklin.

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1820 1908 1830 1788 1797

County Courthouse

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

Hawkins County Courthouse
100 E. Main St.
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: 1-423-272-8150

Hawkins County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
P.O.Box 790
100 E. Main St., Suite 204
Rogersville, TN37857
Phone: 1-423-272-7002

Hawkins County Register of Deeds
Land records
110 E. Main St., Room 202
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: 1-423-272-8304

Hawkins County Circuit Court Clerk
Court records
115 Justice Center Drive, Suite 1237
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: 1-423-272-3397

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Sen. Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816)

The county is named after North Carolina Senator Benjamin Hawkins (1754-1816).[2]

The land of Hawkins County was first organized by the State of Franklin in March 1786 from parts of Sullivan and Greene counties under the name Spencer County.[3] It seems to have included at least the present area of Hawkins County. However, the Franklin statehood effort collapsed by 1789. Spencer county existed only briefly, its legality is questionable, and little trace remains.

The research of René Jordan shows that a small segment of present-day Hawkins County was inhabited by people who considered themselves Virginians, not North Carolinians.  Their wills and other records can be found in Washington County, Virginia.

Later in 1786 the North Carolina legislature reconstituted a parallel-county of Franklin's Spencer County and called it Hawkins County. It was known by both county names while Frankln's statehood efforts lasted.[4]Now the land on which the lost county of Spencer County was located is known as Hawkins County, Tennessee. By the time of the 1790 census of the Southwest Territory (proto-Tennessee), the County of Hawkins also included parts of modern Claiborne, Hancock, Union, Grainger, Hamblen, Anderson, Knox, Jefferson, Roane, and Loudon counties.[5]
In the 1780s, this county's land fell within the bounds of the State of Franklin.

Early boundaries of Hawkins County, as researched by René Jordan, extended from the Virginia border to the Georgia border, overlapping lands released by applicable treaties. (See map and timetable at TNGenWeb site.)

In 1796 the land of Hawkins County (formerly Spencer County) became part of the new State of Tennessee. This area is where many Melungeons are believed to have settled. The Melungeon page identifies surnames believed to be associated with this group.

Parent County

1786--Hawkins County was created 18 November 1786 from parts of Sullivan County, and Greene County.
County seat: Rogersville[6]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[7] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[8] (male)

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

1863--Fire damaged records.
  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1890
  • Early marriages beginning in 1820, but incomplete due to damage

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


A timeline of events in Hawkins County, Tennessee before 1790 is found on page 48, Vol 21 No 2 (Apr 2004) of Distant Crossroads, the quarterly publication of Hawkins County (TN) Genealogical and Historical Society. (FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 B2d)


Populated Places

Allandale Coran Lewis Lane Pleasant Hill
Altonville Cuba Longs Bend Quarryville (hist.)
Alumwell Dykes Mill Longtown (hist.) Rogersville
Amis Eidson Lyons Store (hist.) Rotherwood
Aunt (hist.) Enterprise Marshall Saint Clair
Austins Mill Fisher Creek McCloud Shiloh
Bays Cove Friendship McDonald Hill Spears
Beech Grove Frisco McPheeter Bend Spruce Pine
Belvins Galbraith Midway Stacy
Big Creek Gillenwater (hist.) Miller Flats Starnes
Block City Goshen Mole Stony Point
Blossom Greenvale Mooresburg Strahl
Bulls Gap Green Village Mooresburg Springs Striggersville
Burem Greenland Mount Carmel Surgoinsville
Butcher (hist.) Grigsby Mowls Mill Van Hill
Camelot Guntown Murrelltown Vogel (hist.)
Cartersville Henard Mill New Canton Waycross
Chalk Level Henardtown New Hope West Ridge
Chimneytop (hist.) Hickory Cove (hist.) Okolona White Horn
Choptack Honeycutt Opossum (hist.) Zion Hill
Christian Bend Kepler Otes
Church Hill Kincholoe (hist.) Persia
Cloud Creek Klondike Petersburg
Cold Springs Lee Valley Phipps Bend

Neighboring Counties


Getting Started

Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Hawkins County biography, cemetery, court, and tax records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.

Research Guides

African American

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Bible Records

Transcripts of various family bibles are found in scattered issues of Distant Crossroads, the quarterly publication of the Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society.

  • Reynolds--Smith--Sanders Family Bible Records, ca. 1789-1957 in Old Family Records Collection, ca. 1754-1966: Hawkins County, Tennessee. FHL US/CAN Film 1550780.


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

A great place to start Hawkins County cemetery searches is:

The Tennessee Cemeteries page provides explanations of the following online resources:

Bibliographies Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat TNGenWeb Cemetery Database  
  USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Hawkins Co., TNGenWeb Project  

Published Hawkins County cemetery records:

  • Montgomery, Mary Alice Hurt. Cemetery Census for Hawkins County, Tennessee, Sullivan County, Tennessee and Washington County, Virginia. Kingsport, Tenn.: M.A.H. Montgomery, [2002?]. FHL US/CAN Book 976.896/K1 V3m.


1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Hawkins 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 Hawkins County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1790- Lost, only statistics survive[9], but substitutes are available:

  • Eakle, Arlene. Tennessee Research. 2010. Purchase information at Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog. [Includes a reconstructed 1790 census, sources: "Contemporary lists–tax lists, militia rolls, land grants and deeds, claims for pre-emption lands, names recorded in diaries and journals. And numerous histories compiled by local historians from records that we have not seen or read ourselves."]
  • Jackson, Ronald Vern. Ohio, 1790, Volume Two. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1986. FHL US/CAN Book 977.1 X2o 1790. [Includes "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio," i.e. East Tennessee.[10]]
  • McGhee, Lucy Kate. Partial Census of 1787 to 1791 of Tennessee as Taken from the North Carolina Land Grants. 3 Parts. Microfilmed in 1990. FHL US/CAN Films 1728882 Item 4 and 1683130 Item 3.

1800 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation

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 - Lost[11]

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the National Archives, 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:

These records have also been abstracted:

  • 1820 Census of Manufactures: Hawkins County, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 6, No. 4 ():174. For availability, see Periodicals.



1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners



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. 7 1891. [Hawkins County is included in Vol. 7.]
  • 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.



The memberships records for Richardson Creek Missionary Baptist Church (near Byrd Creek, Tate Cem, and Chestnut Grove) for 1847-1857, 1874-1875 are transcribed on page 52 of the Jan 1998 edition of Distant Crossroads, the quarterly publication of the Hawkins County (TN) Genealogical and Historical Society.

  • DeBoard, George Mitchell et al. Personal Records of a Minister: Rev. George Mitchell DeBoard, Grainger County, Tennessee; Includes Many People from Hancock, Hawkins and Hamblen Counties, Tennessee). Dallas, Texas: H.P. Garner, 2001?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8932 K2d.

Carter Valley - A list of those promising to pay for the securing of ground and building of a parsonage house for the Carter Valley Circuit is found on page 75,  Vol 19, No. 3 of Distant Crossroads, the quarterly publication of the Hawkins County (TN) Genealogical and Historical Society, 2002.



More than 75 genealogies have been published about Hawkins County, Tennessee Genealogies families. To view a list, visit Hawkins County, Tennessee Genealogies.


During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 9 British aliens, many of whom had families, living in Hawkins County.[12]



The original Hawkins County Deed Books are held at the Hawkins County Courthouse. The TSLA microfilmed Deed Books 1-39 (1787-1894) and General Indexes (1787-1906) in 1974. Copies of these films are also available at the Family History Library: FHL US/CAN Films 972798-972815.

Some of these records have been abstracted:

  • [1788-1800] Historical Records Project (Tennessee). Deed Books, 1788-1800, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Typescript, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, Tenn. FHL US/CAN Film 24686 Item 3.
  • [1788-1861] Historical Records Survey (Tennessee). General Index to Deeds, 1788-1861, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Typescript, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, Tenn. FHL US/CAN Film 24687.
  • [1801-1819] Murray, Joyce Martin. Hawkins County, Tennessee, Deed Abstracts, 1801-1819. Dallas, Texas: J.M. Murray, 1998. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 R2m.
  • [1802-1860] Hawkins County Genealogical and Historical Society (Rogersville, Tennessee). Hawkins County Deeds 1802-1860 (Selected). n.p.: Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 2008. FHL CD-ROM no. 5624.

Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Hawkins 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 Hawkins County, both before and after it became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1778-1804.


  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 12.14.9 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.9.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Hawkins County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Hawkins County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Hawkins County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[13]

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

Land Entries

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

  1. Entry Book A: 1824-1835
  2. Entry Book B: 1836-1860
  3. Entry Books C-D: 1830-1837, 1869-1902; Surveyors Book: 1824-1828

Land Grants

The original Hawkins County Land Grant Books are held at the Hawkins County Archival Project in Rogersville, Tenn. The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed Land Grant Books 1-2 (1784-1819) in 2007: FHL US/CAN Film 2421541 Items 1-2.

Billie R. McNamara abstracted, indexed, and published these 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.] The 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 the TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Local Histories


  • [1786] Reeves, Charles A. Hawkins & Sumner Counties [Tennessee] - Created in 1786. Published 2000. Purchase at ReevesMaps.com; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.
  • [1790] Reeves, Charles A. Hawkins County, Territory of Tennessee, County Bounds as they existed in 1790. Published 1998, based on an earlier map of unknown provenance. Purchase at ReevesMaps.com; website includes a scaled-down version of the map.


Revolutionary War

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

  1. 1835 Pension Roll
  2. 1852 Rejected or Suspended Pensions

The 1840 Census of Pensioners has been abstracted multiple times:

Additional resources include:

  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." Digital version at Ancestry ($). Tennessee entries abstracted online at Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Includes veterans from this county; Tennessee section begins on page 381.]
  • Revolutionary Soldiers, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan. 1984); Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr. 1984); Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul. 1984); Vol. 1, No. 4 (Oct. 1984); Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1985); Vol. 2, No. 2 (Apr. 1985); Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct. 1985); Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan. 1986); Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr. 1986); Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul. 1986); Vol. 3, No. 4 (Oct. 1986).
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in County, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2004).
  • Joshua Walker, Rev. War Pension, 1834, Holston Pastfinder, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Jun. 1998).

Militia and Indian Wars

  • Roster of Soldiers, 1788, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1994).
  • Service against Chickamaugas, 1790 Claims, Tennessee Ancestors, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Dec. 1989).

War of 1812

  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1960):65-68. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960); digital version at journal website. [Includes Hawkins County pensioners (pp. 66-67)]
  • Soldiers of War of 1812 Buried in TN, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan. 1987).
  • War of 1812 Soldiers, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr. 1987).
  • War of 1812 Soldiers of Co. Bur. Ft. Williams Cem., Distant Crossroads, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1990).

Civil War

Civil War service men from Hawkins 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 Hawkins County.

Confederate Soldiers
Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Hawkins County:


 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 Hawkins County click on the following cities or towns:


  • Gump, Lucy Kennerly and Thomas Amis. Amis Ledger: Interpretive Transcription of an East Tennessee Business Record Book. 2 vols. Johnson City, Tenn.: L.K. Gump, 1996. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 U3g v. 1 ff.
  • Miller, Alan N. East Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1778 to 1911. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2m. Digital version at World Vital Records ($). Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Hawkins County.]


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 records of Hawkins County, Tennessee 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.
Distant Crossroads
Family History Library has Volumes 1 (1983) to present FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 B2d.
Indexed in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).
For further information see Web page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnhcghs.
For indexes for back issues of Distant Crossroads(1997 - present) click here.
For index of surnames in Distant Crossroads (1998 - 2008) and index of surnames in Families of Hawkins County, Tennessee 1786 - 1999 click here.
For a digital version of Distant Crossroads Volumes 23 and 24 at BYU Family History Archives click here.
East Tennessee Roots
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Hawkins County, Tennessee records have been published in East Tennessee Roots (10 vols.). A subject index to these articles is available online. Surname indexes to Volumes 9 and 10 are also available online. The Family History Library has collected most issues of East Tennessee Roots FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 D25e.
Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin
Genealogical articles with abstracts of Hawkins County, Tennessee records have been published in the Watauga Association of Genealogists Bulletin (39+ vols., 1972-present), the journal of the Watauga Association of Genealogists. The organization has posted tables of contents for most volumes on their website. Back issues are available for purchase. The Family History Library has a complete collection FHL US/CAN Books 976.897 B2w, including Margaret W. Hougland and Betty Jane Hylton's Bulletin Subject Index: The First Thirty Years, 1972-2001 (Johnson City, Tenn.: Watauga Association of Genealogists, 2002) FHL US/CAN Book 976.897 B2w index 1972-2001.


Learn if your Hawkins County ancestors went to prison!


The original Hawkins County Wills are held at the County Archives. In the 1970s, TSLA microfilmed some of these records covering the years 1797-1910. FHL copy: FHL US/CAN Film 972797. In 2007, GSU microfilmed wills (1779-1975) and an index covering the same years: FHL/VAULT US/CAN Films 1572779 Items 2-3, 1572794, 1572795, 1572805 Item 1.

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

  1. Will Book 1: 1797-1826
  2. Will Books 2-3: 1826-1921

The following Hawkins County probate records have been abstracted and/or indexed:

  • [1786-1864] Eugenia Lauderdale Messick's book Hawkins County, Tennessee Wills, 1786-1864 (FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 P2m Vol 1) contains complete TRANSCRIPTIONS of the surviving wills that were copied by the County Court Clerk sometime after the Civil War, as the original will books of Hawkins County, Tennessee were destroyed by fire in 1863. The every name index makes her book a powerful starting point in researching the wills of Hawkins County, Tennessee.
  • [1786-1851] Bell, Annie W.B. Hawkins County, Tennessee Marriages and Wills, 1786-1851. 1934. FHL US/CAN Film 896967 Item 3.
  • [1786-1886] Gardner, Carolyn S. and Sheila W. Johnston. Wills of Hawkins County, Tennessee. Rogersville, Tenn.: Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society, 1991. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 P2g v. 1.
  • [1797-1886] Historical Records Project (Tennessee). Will Books, 1797-1886, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Typescript, The TSLA, Nashville, Tenn. FHL US/CAN Film 24689.
  • [1797-1861] 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 wills.] Free Lookups Available!
  • McGhee, Lucy Kate. Hawkins County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills. Free digital copy available online, courtesy: Internet Archive.


The original Hawkins County Tax Books (1879-1880, 1886, 1892-1893) are held at the Hawkins County Courthouse. TSLA microfilmed these records in the 1970s. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Film 972820-972821.

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

  • [1799, 1801] 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 1799, 1801 tax lists.]
  • [1799, 1801, 1809-1812] Curtis, Mary Barnett. Early East Tennessee Tax Lists. Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing Company, 1964. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4c. [Includes 1799 and 1801 petitions and 1809-1812 tax lists.]
  • [1801] "Hawkins County Land Sold for 1801 Taxes," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Winter 1997):41. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1809-1812] Creekmore, Pollyanna. "Early East Tennessee Taxpayers: Hawkins County Tennessee Tax Lists 1809-1812," East Tennessee Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 32 (1960):117-131.
  • [1809-1812] Creekmore, Pollyanna. Early East Tennessee Taxpayers. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1980. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4cp and Silas Emmett Lucas's Revised Index FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4cp index. [Includes 1809-1812 tax lists.]
  • [1809-1812] Hawkins County, Tennessee, 1809-1812 Tax List. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A1 no. 95.
  • [1809-1812] 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 Creekmore's Early East Tennessee Taxpayers publications as a source.]
  • [1810] Tax List, Capt. Nathaniel Smith's Company, 1810, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Oct. 1989).
  • [1811] Welder, Kathy. "1811 Hawkins Co. Tax List (Partial)," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • [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 Hackins (Hawkins) County.]
  • [1816] List of Unpaid Taxes for 1816, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 8, No. 4. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1822] List of Insolvencies for 1822, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 8, No. 4. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1825-1826] List of Delinquent Taxes for 1825 and 1826, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 8, No. 4. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1832] List of Insolvencies for 1832, East Tennessee Roots, Vol. 8, No. 4. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1833] Tax List for Capt. Frost Company, 1833, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul. 1989).
  • [1836] Barham, Eleanor Riggins. "Hawkins County, Tennessee 1836 Tax List," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Fall 1984):115-120; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 1984):163-169. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • [1836] Douthat, James L. 1836 Hawkins County, Tennessee Civil Districts and Tax Lists. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1994. FHL US/CAN Book 976.895 R4d; online: free surname index and purchase details.
  • [1855-1856] Revenue Docket, 1855-56, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr. 1998); Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct. 1998).
  • [1862] U.S. Direct District Tax, 1862, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan. 1997); Vol. 14, No. 2 (Apr. 1997); Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jul. 1997); Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct. 1997); Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan. 1998); Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr. 1998); Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jul. 1998); Vol. 15, No. 4 (Oct. 1998); Vol. 16, No. 1 (Jan. 1999); Vol. 16, No. 2 (Apr. 1999); Vol. 16, No. 3 (Jul. 1999); Vol. 17, No. 1 (Jan. 2000); Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr. 2000); Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul. 2000); Vol. 17, No. 4 (Oct. 2000).
  • [1868-1869] Delinquent Tax List, 1868-1869, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Apr. 1986).
  • [1886] Tax Books, District 5, 1886, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1991).
  • [1899] Tax Books, 1899, Distant Crossroads, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jul. 1995); Vol. 12, No. 4 (Oct. 1995); Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan. 1996); Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr. 1996); Vol. 13, No. 3 (Jul. 1996); Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct. 1996).

Vital Records


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


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

Societies and Libraries

  H. B. Stamps Library
407 East Main Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
A guide to the Genealogy Room at the H. B. Stamp Library is found on pages 76-77, Vol 19 No 3 (2003) of Distant Crossroads, the quarterly publication of the Hawkins County (TN) Genealogical and Historical Society.

Hawkins County, Tennessee Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 429
Rogersville TN 37857-0429

East Tennessee Historical Society
601 S. Gay St.
P.O. Box 1629
Knoxville, TN 37901-1629
Phone: 1-865-215-8824
E-mail: eths@east-tennessee-history.org

Family History Centers


Wikipedia has more about this subject: Hawkins County, Tennessee


  1. "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. “State of Franklin” in The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture at http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=F061 (accessed 27 June 2010).
  4. Robert M. McBride, "Lost Counties of Tennessee," East Tennessee Historical Society's Publications 38 (1966): 4-6.
  5. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1987), 314.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 640. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  7. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  8. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  9. Arlene Eakle, "Reconstructing the 1790 Census of Tennessee," Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog, 20 May 2010.
  10. Arlene Eakle, "Territory Southwest of the River Ohio," Arlene Eakle's Tennessee Genealogy Blog, 5 June 2009.
  11. Mary Barnett Curtis, Early East Tennessee Tax Lists: a compiled list of residents of the area covered in 22 east Tennessee counties for which there is (sic) no census records prior to 1830 (Fort Worth, Texas: Arrow Printing, 1964) FHL Book 976.8 R4c.
  12. Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 372-378 (see East Tennessee). FHL US/CAN 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  13. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  14. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.