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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] &nbsp;[[Lewis_County,_Tennessee|Lewis County]]''<br>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lewis County'''
  
<br>'''Lewis County, Tennessee''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Lewis County''' (established 1843) 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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<br>'''Lewis County, Tennessee''' ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to '''Lewis County''' (established 1843) 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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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis_County,_Tennessee#Birth|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Lewis_County,_Tennessee#Vital_Records Marriage]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis_County,_Tennessee#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lewis_County,_Tennessee#Census|Census]]'''  
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'''Lewis County Courthouse'''<br>110 North Park Street<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-3734  
 
'''Lewis County Courthouse'''<br>110 North Park Street<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-3734  
  
[http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/lewis.html '''Lewis County Clerk''']<br>Marriage, probate and court records<br>110 N. Park, Room 105<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-2200  
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[http://www.lewiscountytn.com/County%20Clerk.html '''Lewis County Clerk''']<br>Marriage, probate and court records<br>110 N. Park, Room 105<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-2200  
  
[http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/local/lewis.html '''Lewis County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>110 N. Park, Room 104<br>Phone: 1-931-796-2255  
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[http://www.lewiscountytn.com/Register%20of%20Deeds.html '''Lewis County Register of Deeds''']<br>Land records<br>110 N. Park, Room 104<br>Phone: 1-931-796-2255  
  
 
Hours:<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
 
Hours:<br>Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:{{MeriwetherLewis}}]]  
 
[[Image:{{MeriwetherLewis}}]]  
  
Middle Tennessee county. Established 1843.
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Middle Tennessee county. Established 1843.  
  
 
The county is named after Explorer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis Meriwether Lewis] (1774-1809).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Tennessee "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Explorer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis Meriwether Lewis] (1774-1809).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Tennessee "List of counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1843--'''Lewis County was&nbsp;created 21 December 1843 from [[Hickman County, Tennessee|Hickman]], [[Maury County, Tennessee|Maury]], [[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]], and [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Hohenwald <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 641. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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'''1843--'''Lewis County was&nbsp;created 21 December 1843 from [[Hickman County, Tennessee|Hickman]], [[Maury County, Tennessee|Maury]], [[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]], and [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Hohenwald <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 641. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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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.  
[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.
 
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
*Lost census: 1890
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:*Lost marriage records: 1844 to November 1847  
*Lost marriage records: 1844 to November 1847  
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:*Lost probate records: 1844 to 1845
*Lost probate records: 1844 to 1845
 
 
 
<br>Although these are not burned records, applying strategies used for burned counties may aid in compensating for their loss. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
  
*[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]]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Getting Started  ====
 
==== Getting Started  ====
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factlewis.htm Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Lewis County], courtesy: [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ TSLA]. (Identifies published county histories, published&nbsp;local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/genealogical-fact-sheets-about-tennessee-counties-lewis-county Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Lewis County], courtesy: [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ TSLA]. (Identifies published county histories, published&nbsp;local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.
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*Find A Grave also gives a list of [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScnty=2475 cemeteries in&nbsp;Lewis County] linking to the information about the people buried there,
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php?function=county&s_county=lewis Lewis County, TN Cemetery Records], part of the [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/cemeteries/index.php TNGenWeb Cemetery Database], lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/lewis.html Lewis&nbsp;County, Tennessee], part of [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] lists many cemeteries in the county and has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=45&GScnty=2475&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
 
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/lewis/ Lewis&nbsp;County] cemetery&nbsp;information with&nbsp;transcriptions on [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenweb Project]
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*The[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog ]lists some {{FHL|1008219|subject-id|disp=records of cemeteries&nbsp;for&nbsp;Lewis County}}. Some of the books or other books&nbsp;may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tngenweb.org/lewis/cemetery.html TNGenWeb]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemetery+Lewis+Tennessee&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12520&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=87&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of&nbsp;Lewis County cemeteries ]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Tennessee&county=Lewis&cemetery_name=A BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/lewis.html Tombstone Project]  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Lewis 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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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Lewis 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.  
  
See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/l-tn.htm#Lewis Lewis County, TN census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [[http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]]<br>  
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See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/l-tn.htm#Lewis Lewis County, TN census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]<br>  
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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 $
  
 
'''1850'''  
 
'''1850'''  
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*Sistler, Byron. ''1880 Census Lewis County, Tennessee.''Nashville, Tennessee&nbsp;: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1998. {{FHL|976.8432 X2s 1880|book}}
 
*Sistler, Byron. ''1880 Census Lewis County, Tennessee.''Nashville, Tennessee&nbsp;: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1998. {{FHL|976.8432 X2s 1880|book}}
  
'''1890''' - Lost, but substitutes are available:
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'''1890 Lost'''  
  
*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. 8 1891}}. [Lewis County is included in Vol. 8.]
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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. 8 1891}}. Lewis County is included in Vol. 8.  
 
*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 Male Voters'''
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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 $
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*'''1871-1894''' - Union Church of Christ Baptism Index 1871-1894. Batch {{IGI|C710801}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Law and Legislation  ====
 
==== 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&nbsp;[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|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 [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm Click here]. The searchable index is available at the&nbsp;[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm#names TSLA]; another version is available at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_acts World Vital Records].
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*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&nbsp;[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|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 [http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/acts-tennessee-1796-1850-index-names Click here]. The searchable index is available at the&nbsp;[http://share.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm TSLA]; another version is available at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_acts World Vital Records].
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''War of 1812'''
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*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct. 1960):90-93. {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960)}}; digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Lewis County pensioners (p. 93).]
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*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct. 1960):90-93. {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960)}}; digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. Includes Lewis County pensioners (p. 93).
  
'''Civil War'''
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civl War Research Database] $  
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932378|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932422|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1891 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1874474|Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civil War Research Database] $  
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
 
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
  
Civil War service men from&nbsp;Lewis 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 Lewis County.
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'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Lewis 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 Lewis County:
  
<u>Confederate Soldiers&nbsp;</u>  
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<u>Confederate Soldiers</u>  
  
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Clack's) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Clack's)]] - CSA - Company K.  
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Clack's) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Clack's)]] - CSA - Company K.  
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*[[48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Voorhies')|48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Voorhies')]] - CSA - Company C.
 
*[[48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Voorhies')|48th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Voorhies')]] - CSA - Company C.
  
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<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Lewis County:</u>  
 
 
<u>Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Lewis County:</u>  
 
  
*[http://home.lorettotel.net/~lcarchives/lewis90.htm Lewis County, Tennessee 1890 Civil War Veterans Census], (accessed 31 Jan 2012).&nbsp; All spelling is taken like it was written, contributed by: Reita Jones Burress 2004.  
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*[http://home.lorettotel.net/~lcarchives/lewis90.htm Lewis County, Tennessee 1890 Civil War Veterans Census]. All spelling is recorded as it was written, contributed by: Reita Jones Burress 2004.  
*TNGenWeb, [http://www.tngennet.org/lewis/civil_war.htm Lewis County The Civil War Page], (accessed 31 Jan 2012).&nbsp; Confederate Roll of Honor: Lewis County, Lewis County Confedereate Pension Applications,&nbsp;Roster of Company C, Clack's 3rd Infantry Regiment.  
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*TNGenWeb, [http://www.tngennet.org/lewis/civil_war.htm Lewis County The Civil War Page]. Confederate Roll of Honor: Lewis County, Lewis County Confederate Pension Applications, Roster of Company C, Clack's 3rd Infantry Regiment.  
*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension152.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications&nbsp;: Lewis County], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
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*Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://share.tn.gov/tsla/history/military/pension152.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Lewis County]. Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.  
*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n375/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 30 Jan 2012). Online at Internet Archive.&nbsp;Lewis County, page 357.<br>
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*United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n375/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for ...] (Washington Printing Office; 1883). Online at Internet Archive. Lewis County, page 357.<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm TSLA]. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Lewis County click on the following city:  
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Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the [http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives TSLA]. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Lewis County click on the following city:  
  
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-h.htm#Hohenwald Hohenwald]
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*[http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/newspapers-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-h#Hohenwald Hohenwald]
  
 
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Lewis County, Tennessee 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 records of Lewis County, Tennessee have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}  
 
:'''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'''  
 
:'''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'''  
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Lewis County, Tennessee have been published in ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', the quarterly of the [http://www.mtgs.org/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewarts.htm Index to Articles (1988-2005)]. [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewsurname.htm Surname indexes] are also&nbsp;available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers [http://www.mtgs.org/neworderfrm.htm back issues] for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly {{FHL|749007|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m}}.  
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:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Giles County, Tennessee have been published in ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', the quarterly of the [http://www.mtgs.org/ Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(23+ Vols.). To view a list of these articles, visit their online [http://www.mtgs.org/journal/default.html Index to Articles (1988-2005)]. [http://www.mtgs.org/mtgsnewsurname.htm Surname indexes] are also&nbsp;available online for Vols. 2-22. The website also offers [http://www.mtgs.org/journal/default.html back issues] for sale in paper and on CD. The Family History Library has a complete collection of this quarterly {{FHL|749007|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.85 D25m}}.
 
:'''The River Counties'''  
 
:'''The River Counties'''  
 
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Lewis 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|40004|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2rc.}}
 
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Lewis 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|40004|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2rc.}}
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
The Lewis County Court has responsibility for the probate records.  
 
The Lewis County Court has responsibility for the probate records.  
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1779 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9176 Tennessee Wills and Probate Records 1779-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
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The following Lewis County probate records have been abstracted, indexed, or both:  
 
The following Lewis County probate records have been abstracted, indexed, or both:  
  
*'''[1844-1900] '''Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. ''Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee.'' Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: [N.p.], 1967. Indexed. Includes these Lewis County records: cemeteries, marriages, historical sketch, abstracts of wills and settlements 1844-1900, and 1850 census. (FHL book 976.8 V22Ls.)<br>  
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*'''1844 - 1900''' - Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. ''Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee.'' Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: [N.p.], 1967. Indexed. Includes these Lewis County records: cemeteries, marriages, historical sketch, abstracts of wills and settlements 1844-1900, and 1850 census. (FHL book 976.8 V22Ls.)<br>  
*'''[1842-1861]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|615022|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 P22s}}. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
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*'''1842 - 1861''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|615022|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 P22s}}. Includes an index to this county's probate records.  
*'''[1846-1936]''' Coleman, Brenda Willis. ''Tennessee, Lewis County Court Clerk Wills, Nov 1846-1936''. Atoka, Tenn.: B.W. Coleman, 199-?. {{FHL|816924|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8432 P2c}}.
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*'''1846 - 1936''' - Coleman, Brenda Willis. ''Tennessee, Lewis County Court Clerk Wills, Nov 1846-1936''. Atoka, Tenn.: B.W. Coleman, 199-?. {{FHL|816924|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976.8432 P2c}}.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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The following Lewis County tax lists have been abstracted:<ref>The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</ref>  
 
The following Lewis County tax lists have been abstracted:<ref>The Heritage Quest Online version of [http://heritagequestonline.com PERSI] aided in the compilation of this list.</ref>  
  
*'''[1854]''' Tax List, 1854,&nbsp;''River Counties'', Vol. 12, Nos. 1-4 (1983).  
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*'''1854''' - Tax List, 1854,&nbsp;''River Counties'', Vol. 12, Nos. 1-4 (1983).  
*'''[1887]''' Tax List, 1887,&nbsp;''River Counties'', Vol. 9, Nos. 1-4 (1980).  
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*'''1887''' - Tax List, 1887,&nbsp;''River Counties'', Vol. 9, Nos. 1-4 (1980).  
*'''[1917]''' Tax List, 1917,&nbsp;''River Counties'', Vol. 10, Nos. 1-4 (1981); Vol. 12, Nos. 1-4 (1983).
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*'''1917''' - Tax List, 1917,&nbsp;''River Counties'', Vol. 10, Nos. 1-4 (1981); Vol. 12, Nos. 1-4 (1983).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''Marriage''' =====
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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 $
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*'''1908 - 1912''' - {{RecordSearch|2515873|Tennessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Marriage =====
  
 
The original Lewis County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages from 1844-Nov 1847 are lost. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:  
 
The original Lewis County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages from 1844-Nov 1847 are lost. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:  
  
*Lucas, Silas Emmett. ''Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. {{FHL| 976.8 V2L|book}}.
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*'''1794 - 1851''' - Lucas, Silas Emmett. ''Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. {{FHL| 976.8 V2L|book}}.
  
The following Dickson County marriage records are microfilmed:  
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The following Lewis County marriage records are microfilmed:  
  
*'''[1847-1992]''' Available at the [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/preservation/countymicro/lewi.pdf TSLA]. Marriages 1847-1920 are available for interlibrary loan.  
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*'''1847 - 1992''' - Available at the [http://sos.tn.gov/products/tsla/genealogical-fact-sheets-about-tennessee-counties-lewis-county TSLA]. Marriages 1847-1920 are available for interlibrary loan.  
*'''[1847-1956]''' Available at the Family History Library. Indexes at the front of each volume.{{FHL|979937|film}}
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*'''1847 - 1956''' - Available at the Family History Library. Indexes at the front of each volume.{{FHL|979937|film}}
  
The following Lewis County marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:  
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The following Lewis County marriage records have been indexed:
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*'''1844 - 1880''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Early Middle Tennessee Marriages''. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler &amp; Associates, 1988. {{FHL|434884|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 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.
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*'''1847 - 1895''' - Lewis County Marriage Index 1847-1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at  [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igitennesseel.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf]].</ref>
  
*'''[1844-1880]''' Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Early Middle Tennessee Marriages''. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler &amp; Associates, 1988. {{FHL|434884|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;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.]
 
 
*Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. ''Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee.'' Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: [s.n.], 1967. {{FHL|976.8 V22Ls|book}}  
 
*Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. ''Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee.'' Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: [s.n.], 1967. {{FHL|976.8 V22Ls|book}}  
*{{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.
 
  
===== '''Death''' =====
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*'''1780 - 2002''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1780 - 2002''' - {{RecordSearch|1936414|Tennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]— index
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*'''1790 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''1796 - 1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1681022|Tennessee Marriages 1796-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1838 - 1888''' - {{RecordSearch|2559093|Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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 $
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681020 Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955] at Record Search 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. More information at [Tennessee Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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===== Death =====
  
For deaths of Methodists in Lewis County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:  
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*'''1874 - 1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
*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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*'''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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For deaths of Methodists in Lewis County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:
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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 US/CAN 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&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/tennessee/tn-society-archive/ Tennessee Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
*'''Lewis County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 703<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-3505
 
*'''Lewis County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 703<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-3505
  
*[http://meriwetherlewis.net/index.html '''Meriwether Lewis Chapter Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation''']<br>P.O. Box 145<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-5365 or 1-931-796-5654<br>E-mail: pchoate@tfbol.com or chapter@meriwetherlewis.net
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*[http://www.lewisandclark.org/chapters/meriwether-lewis/index.php '''Meriwether Lewis Chapter Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation''']<br>P.O. Box 145<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-5365 or 1-931-796-5654<br>E-mail: pchoate@tfbol.com or chapter@meriwetherlewis.net
  
 
*[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Lewis County is one. It publishes ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005
 
*[http://www.mtgs.org/ '''Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society''']<br>PO Box 330948<br>Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507<br>The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Lewis County is one. It publishes ''The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History'', a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an&nbsp;alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal&nbsp;1988-summer 2005
  
*'''Lewis County Public Library'''<br>15 Kyle Ave.<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-5365
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*[http://www.lewiscountylibrary.net/ '''Lewis County Public Library''']<br>15 Kyle Ave.<br>Hohenwald, TN 38462<br>Phone: 1-931-796-5365
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== 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|Lewis County, Tennessee}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Lewis County, Tennessee}}  
  
*{{FHL|Tennessee%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FamilySearch)  
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*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.lewis/mb.ashx Lewis County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)
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*{{FHL|Tennessee Lewis|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} (FamilySearch) — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
*[http://genforum.com/tn/lewis/ Lewis County, TN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
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*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwikiBoards&url=http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.lewis/mb.ashx Lewis County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/lewis/ Lewis County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/lewis/ Lewis County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)  
*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-SOUTHCENTRAL RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-SOUTHCENTRAL-L (South Central Tennessee List)]
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*[http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TN/misc.html#TN-SOUTHCENTRAL RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-SOUTHCENTRAL-L (South Central Tennessee List)]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/TN/Lewis-County.htm Lewis County TN Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
 
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Lewis County, Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Guide to Lewis County (established 1843) 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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Lewis County, Tennessee
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Founded: December 21, 1843
County Seat Hohenwald
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Quick Dates

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

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1847 1908 1850 1844 1846

County Courthouse

Lewis County Courthouse
110 N Park Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: 931.796.3734 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1881, probate and court records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records; Register of Deeds has land
records. [2]

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

Lewis County Courthouse
110 North Park Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: 1-931-796-3734

Lewis County Clerk
Marriage, probate and court records
110 N. Park, Room 105
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Phone: 1-931-796-2200

Lewis County Register of Deeds
Land records
110 N. Park, Room 104
Phone: 1-931-796-2255

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

History

Explorer Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809)

Middle Tennessee county. Established 1843.

The county is named after Explorer Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809).[3]

Parent County

1843--Lewis County was created 21 December 1843 from Hickman, Maury, Lawrence, and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Hohenwald [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

  • Lost marriage records: 1844 to November 1847
  • Lost probate records: 1844 to 1845

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


Places/Localities

Populated Places

Aethra Hohenwald Metal Ford Riverside
Allens Creek (hist.) Howard (hist.) Nancy (hist.) Ruppertown
Bachelder Kimmins Napier Salem
Blondy Kitchens Newberg (hist.) Shubert
Buffalo Valley Lomax Crossroads Oak Grove Springer Ridge (hist.)
Flat Rock (hist.) Lucerne (hist.) Palestine (hist.) Theodore
Gordonsburg McLean (hist.) Providence Voorhies

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 Lewis County biography and WPA 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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
TNGenWeb WorldCat BillionGraves
Tombstone Project
TNGenWeb Cemeteries
BillionGraves
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

Census

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Lewis 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 Lewis County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®

1810 - 1891'

1850

  • Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. Maury County Neighbors : Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee.Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee : s.n., 1967. FHL 976.8 V22Ls

1880

  • Sistler, Byron. 1880 Census Lewis County, Tennessee.Nashville, Tennessee : Byron Sistler & Associates, 1998. FHL 976.8432 X2s 1880

1890 Lost

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. 8 1891. Lewis County is included in Vol. 8.
  • 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

Church of Christ

Court

Genealogy

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Lewis (County), Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 7,000 entries.

  • Lewis County Historical Society. History and Families, Lewis County, Tennessee. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Book 976.8432 H2L.

Land

  • Lewis County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1844 and is located at the county Courthouse, 110 N Park St., Hohenwald, TN 38462; Telephone: (931) 796-2200. 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 deeds 1844-1905 with indexes 1844-1926; land entries and surveys 1827-1883.

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

Maps

Military

War of 1812
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Civil War service men from Lewis 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 Lewis County:

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Lewis County:

Newspapers

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the 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 Lewis County click on the following city:

Occupations

  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Lewis 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 records of Lewis 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.
The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History
Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Giles 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 Lewis 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 US/CAN Book 976.8 B2rc.

Probate Records

The Lewis County Court has responsibility for the probate records.

Online 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, 1846-1931
  • Inventories, Settlements, 1846-1926

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

  • 1844 - 1900 - Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee. Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: [N.p.], 1967. Indexed. Includes these Lewis County records: cemeteries, marriages, historical sketch, abstracts of wills and settlements 1844-1900, and 1850 census. (FHL book 976.8 V22Ls.)
  • 1842 - 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.
  • 1846 - 1936 - Coleman, Brenda Willis. Tennessee, Lewis County Court Clerk Wills, Nov 1846-1936. Atoka, Tenn.: B.W. Coleman, 199-?. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8432 P2c.

Taxation

The following Lewis County tax lists have been abstracted:[8]

  • 1854 - Tax List, 1854, River Counties, Vol. 12, Nos. 1-4 (1983).
  • 1887 - Tax List, 1887, River Counties, Vol. 9, Nos. 1-4 (1980).
  • 1917 - Tax List, 1917, River Counties, Vol. 10, Nos. 1-4 (1981); Vol. 12, Nos. 1-4 (1983).

Vital Records

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

Birth
Marriage

The original Lewis County marriage records are kept at the County Courthouse. Marriages from 1844-Nov 1847 are lost. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:

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

The following Lewis County marriage records are microfilmed:

  • 1847 - 1992 - Available at the TSLA. Marriages 1847-1920 are available for interlibrary loan.
  • 1847 - 1956 - Available at the Family History Library. Indexes at the front of each volume.FHL 979937

The following Lewis County marriage records have been indexed:

  • 1844 - 1880 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1988. FHL US/CAN 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.
  • Lightfoot, Marise P. and Evelyn B. Shackelford. Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, Tennessee. Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee: [s.n.], 1967. FHL 976.8 V22Ls
Death

For deaths of Methodists in Lewis County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:

Societies and Libraries 

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

  • Lewis County Historical Society
    PO Box 703
    Hohenwald, TN 38462
    Phone: 1-931-796-3505
  • Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
    PO Box 330948
    Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
    The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Lewis 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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Lewis 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), Lewis County, Tennessee page 641, 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), 641. (FHL 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. 7.0 7.1 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.
  8. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.