Carter County, Tennessee, Genealogy

Elizabethton/Carter County
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  • Records Available on Microfilm at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library Pertaining to Carter County Genealogy

    Chancery
    Court
    Circuit
    Court
    County
    Court
    Clerk
    Register
    of Deeds
    Trustee's
    Office
    Washington
    County
    Various Records
    U. S.
    Census

    Chancery Court

        Roll #    Vol. No.         Date Span            Type
        ------    --------    ---------------------    -------
          1          A        Nov. 1854 - Nov. 1868    Minutes          
                     B        Mar. 1869 - Feb. 1875       "
          2          C        Aug. 1875 - July 1881       "
                     D        Aug. 1881 - Feb. 1887       "   
          3          E        June 1887 - Aug. 1889       "
                     F        Feb. 1890 - July 1893       "   
          4          G        Aug. 1893 - July 1897       "
                     H        Aug. 1897 - Apr. 1902       "
          5          I        Sep. 1902 - Mar. 1907       "
                     J        Sep. 1907 - June 1911       "
          6          K        July 1911 - Oct. 1914       "
                     L        Oct. 1914 - Oct. 1917       "
    
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    Circuit Court

        Roll #    Vol. No.         Date Span                  Type
        ------    --------    ---------------------    -----------------
          21                  Sep. 1897 - Feb. 1898    Land Sales 
          23        *A	            - Oct. 1916    Minute Index
                                                       Civil & Criminal       
                                                       (Direct & Reverse)
                 *Minute book "A" is not in existance, beginning date unknown.
          26         H        Nov. 1881 - Mar. 1891    Minutes, Civil
                     I        July 1891 - Nov. 1897          "
          27         J        Mar. 1898 - Feb. 1905          "
                     K        June 1905 - Feb. 1912          "
          28         L        June 1912 - Feb. 1920          "
                     M        June 1920 - Feb. 1926          "
          38                  Mar. 1848 - Nov. 1853    Minutes, Criminal
                              Mar. 1871 - Aug. 1879          "
          39         G        Mar. 1880 - Mar. 1885          "
                     H        July 1885 - Mar. 1890          "
          40         I        July 1890 - July 1895          "
                     J        Nov. 1895 - Mar. 1902          "
          41         K        Mar. 1902 - Oct. 1909	         "
                     L        Feb. 1910 - June 1916          "
    
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    County Court Clerk

        Roll #    Vol. No.         Date Span                  Type
        ------    --------    ---------------------    -----------------
          51          A       Dec. 1865 - June 1876    Bonds & Letters
                                                       Administrator's
          53          B       Mar. 1878 - June 1954    Bonds & Letters    
                                                       Executor's
          54          1/2     July 1866 - Jan. 1876    Bonds & Letters
                                                       Guardians's
          58                  Jan. 1839 - Mar. 1855    Inventories of
                              Jan. 1851 - Oct. 1871    Estates       
                              May  1858 - Sep. 1875          "
                      1       Nov. 1875 - Feb. 1918          "
          59                       1790 -      1829    Bonds & Licenses,
                                                       Marriage
          60                       1830 -      1850          "
          61                  Dec. 1796 - Feb. 1879          "
                              June 1856 - Jan. 1876          "
                              Feb. 1876 - Dec. 1886          "
                      2       Jan. 1881 - Aug. 1887          "
                              Apr. 1881 - Dec. 1881          "
          62          3       Aug. 1887 - Oct. 1892          "
                      4       Oct. 1892 - Nov. 1896          "
                      5       Dec. 1896 - Sep. 1900          "
          63          6       Sep. 1900 - Aug. 1903          "
                      7       Sep. 1903 - July 1906          "
                      8       Aug. 1906 - Mar. 1909          "
          64          9       Mar. 1909 - Dec. 1911          "
                     10       Dec. 1911 - Sep. 1914          "
                     11       Sep. 1914 - Aug. 1917          "
          73          *       Feb. 1804 - Feb. 1806    Minutes, County
                      *       Feb. 1819 - Nov. 1820    Court
                      *       Feb. 1826 - Nov. 1826          "
                      *       Nov. 1826 - May  1829          "
          74          *       Aug. 1829 - May  1833          "
                      *       July 1836 - Dec. 1840          "
                      *       Jan. 1841 - June 1845          "
                      *       Oct. 1845 - Jan. 1849          "
          75                  Feb. 1849 - June 1856          "
                              June 1856 - Feb. 1863          "
                      *       Mar. 1863 - Aug. 1869          "
                      *       Apr. 1866 - Apr. 1889          "
                              Sep. 1869 - Feb. 1869          "
    
          Note: '*' indicates that these volumes are not indexed.
    
          77                  July 1856 - Jan. 1866    Minutes, Quarterly
                      2       July 1889 - Oct. 1899    Court
                      3       Jan. 1900 - July 1910          "
          78          4       July 1910 - July 1919          "
                      5       Oct. 1919 - Oct. 1924          "
          82          1       Mar. 1876 - Oct. 1883    Minutes Quorum
                      2       Nov. 1883 - July 1890          "
          83          3       Aug. 1890 - Nov. 1898          "
                      4       Dec. 1898 - Oct. 1906          "
          84          5       Nov. 1906 - Sep. 1913          "
                      6       Oct. 1913 - Sep. 1922          "
          93          *            1889 -      1906    Professional 
                      1       May  1907 - Dec. 1958    License Registers
                              July 1920 - Jan 1962           "
                              July 1907 - Aug. 1950          "
          94                  Aug. 1886 - Feb. 1936    Settlements
                                                       Administrators
          96                  July 1879 - Apr. 1946    Settlements
                              Feb. 1946 - Feb. 1970    Executors
                              Mar. 1970 - Mar. 1970          "
          97                  Feb. 1887 - Oct. 1942    Settlements
                      2       Apr. 1903 - Mar. 1938    Guardians
                      3       Oct. 1928 - Mar. 1938          "
         100                       1881 -      1912    Vital Statistics
                                                       Births & Deaths
         101                  June 1794 - Mar. 1851    Wills
                      2       Oct. 1850 - Sep. 1920          "
                      3       Apr. 1920 - June 1937          "
    
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    Register of Deeds

        Roll #    Vol. No.         Date Span                  Type
        ------    --------    ---------------------    -----------------
         104          1             1795 -     1880    Deed Index (A-Z)
                                                       Direct & Reverse)
         116          A       July 1796 - July 1806    Deeds
                      B       July 1806 - Oct. 1815          "
         117          C*      June 1814 - Feb. 1825          "
                      D       July 1825 - Mar. 1836          "
         118       E, F & H   Mar. 1836 - Mar. 1841          "
                      G.      Dec. 1838 - Nov. 1840          "
                      J       Mar. 1841 - Dec. 1843          "
         119          K       Dec. 1843 - Sep. 1847          "
                      L       Sep. 1847 - Mar. 1851          "
                      M       Mar. 1851 - Sep. 1854          "
         120          N       Sep. 1854 - Sep. 1859          "
                      O       Sep. 1859 - Aug. 1866          "
         121          P       Sep. 1866 - Apr. 1871          "
                      R       Nov. 1870 - Feb. 1879          "
         122          S       Feb. 1879 - Nov. 1881          "
                      T       Nov. 1881 - July 1886          "
         123          U       Mar. 1884 - July 1886          "
                      V       July 1886 - Nov. 1887          "
         124          W       Nov. 1887 - May  1889          "
                      X       May  1889 - July 1890          "
         125          Y       Mar. 1890 - May  1891          "
                      Z       July 1890 - Feb. 1892          "
         126          1       Sep. 1891 - Dec. 1892          "
                      2       Dec. 1891 - Sep. 1893          "
         127          3       Oct. 1892 - May  1894          "
                      4       Oct. 1893 - Jan. 1895          "
         128          5       Nov. 1894 - Dec. 1895          "
                      6       Nov. 1895 - Feb. 1897          "
         129          7       Jan. 1896 - Mar. 1899          "
                      8       Feb. 1897 - Oct. 1898          "
         130          9       Oct. 1898 - July 1899          "
                     10       July 1899 - May  1900          "
         131         11       Dec. 1899 - July 1900          "
                     12       Aug. 1900 - Aug. 1901          "
         132         13       Aug. 1901 - July 1902          "
                     14       July 1902 - May  1903          "
         133         15       May  1903 - Mar. 1904          "
                     16       Feb. 1904 - Oct. 1904          "
         134         17       Oct. 1904 - Aug. 1905          "
                     18       June 1905 - Jan. 1906          "
         135         19       Jan. 1905 - June 1906          "
                     20       June 1906 - Nov. 1906          "
         136         21       Nov. 1906 - Mar. 1907          "
                     22       Mar. 1907 - May  1908          "
         137         23       Sep. 1907 - Jan. 1908          "
                     24       Jan. 1908 - July 1908          "
         138         25       July 1908 - Jan. 1909          "
                     26       Jan. 1909 - May  1909          "
         139         27       May  1909 - Oct. 1909          "
                     28       Oct. 1909 - Feb. 1910          "
         140         29       Feb. 1910 - June 1910          "
                     30       June 1910 - Nov. 1910          "
         141         31       Nov. 1910 - Mar. 1911          "
                     32       Mar. 1911 - Aug. 1911          "
         142         33       Aug. 1911 - Feb. 1912          "
                     34       Feb. 1912 - Aug. 1912          "
         143         35       July 1912 - Feb. 1913          "
                     36       Feb. 1913 - Aug. 1913          "
         144         37       Aug. 1913 - Feb. 1914          "
                     38       Jan. 1914 - June 1914          '
         145         39       June 1914 - Dec. 1914          "
                     40       Nov. 1914 - May  1915          "
         146         41       Apr. 1915 - Dec. 1915          "
                     42       Sep. 1915 - Apr. 1916          "
         147         43       Feb. 1916 - Oct. 1916          "
                     44       May  1916 - Mar. 1917          "
         148         45       Nov. 1916 - Mar. 1917          "
                     46       May  1917 - Jan. 1918          "
         149         47       July 1917 - Feb. 1918          "
                     48       Nov. 1917 - Aug. 1918          "
         275          1            1825 -      1854    Surveyor's Book
                                                       Index A-Z
                      A       June 1825 - Apr. 1834    Surveyor's Book
                      B*      Dec. 1825 - Nov. 1839          "
                      C       Nov. 1839 - Oct. 1854          "
                              July 1856 - May  1901          "
         278          1       Aug. 1874 - Dec. 1889    Trust Deeds
                      2       Dec. 1889 - July 1892          "
         279          3       Feb. 1892 - Jan. 1894          "
                      4       Dec. 1892 - Aug. 1895          "
         280          5       Nov. 1894 - Aug. 1901          "
                      6       Jan. 1896 - Jan. 1900          "
         281          7       May  1900 - Nov. 1901          "
                      8       Nov. 1901 - Sep. 1905          "
         282          9       Mar. 1905 - July 1907          "
                     10       June 1907 - Dec. 1908          "
         283         11       Dec. 1908 - May  1910          "
                     12       May. 1910 - Oct. 1911          "
         284         13       Oct. 1911 - Nov. 1912          "
                     14       Nov. 1912 - Jan. 1914          "
         285         15       Jan. 1914 - Feb. 1915          "
                     16       Feb. 1915 - Feb. 1916          "
    
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    Trustee's Office

        Roll #    Vol. No.         Date Span                  Type
        ------    --------    ---------------------    -----------------
         399          *       Sep. 1905 - July 1917    Road Book
    
         400                       1860 -      1872    Tax Books
                                   1875 -      1876    Dist. 1-13
                                   1877 -      1878           "
                                   1879 -      1880           "
         401                       1881 -      1882           "
                                   1883 -      1884           "
                                   1885 -      1886           "
                                   1919 -      1920           "
    
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  • Washington County Records Available on Microfilm at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library

    Some of these records cover the period when Carter County was part of Washington County.

        Roll #         Date Span                     Type                 
        ------    ---------------------    -------------------------
         113      Feb. 1779 - June 1857    Inventories of Estates
         117           1778 -      1923    Estate Index, Jonesboro
                                           Educational Society
         123      Sep. 1787 - July 1891    Marriages
         129      Jan. 1778 - May  1809    Minutes County Court
                                           Quarterly Court
         167      Aug. 1791 - Feb. 1805    Superior Court Minutes
         169      Aug. 1779 - Oct. 1889    Will Books
         174           1783 -      1900    Deed Index Books
         195      Oct. 1782 - June 1795    Register of Deed Books
         196      Nov. 1790 - Dec. 1795              "
         197      Aug. 1793 - Feb. 1808              "
         639           1778 -      1846    Trustee Tax Books 
    
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  • Federal Census Records Available on Microfilm at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library

    There are no Federal Census Records available for Carter County before 1830.

        Series No.    Roll #                   Contents                
        ----------    ------    ------------------------------------------
          M  19        175      5th Census of the United States  - 1830
          M 704        518      6th Census of the United States  - 1840
          M 432        873      7th Census of the United States  - 1850
                       902      Slave Schedules
          M 653       1242      8th Census of the United States  - 1860
                      1281      Slave Schedules
          M 593       1518      9th Census of the United States  - 1870
          T   9       1247      10th Census of the United States - 1880
                      1248                      "
      Note: The 11th Census of the United States - 1890.  A fire destroyed
            the Commerce Department Building in January 1921 and damaged 
            most of 1890 census schedules.  Only a few of the schedule
            survived.  Carter County, Tennessee, was among those destroyed.
              
          M 123         95      Special census for 1890.  The enumeration
                                of Union Veterans and widows of Union 
                                Veterans of the Civil War.
          T 623       1560      12th Census of the United States - 1900
          T1072       1-187     Tennessee Census Soundex - 1900
          T 624       1492      13th Census of the United States - 1910
          T1276       1-111     Tennessee Census Soundex - 1910
          T 625       1730      14th Census of the United States - 1920
                                Districts 1 - 12
                      1731      Districts 13 - 19   "
          M1588       1-162     Tennessee Census Soundex - 1920
    


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