Lewis Co, Tennessee
Resources and Books Page

The County Historian of Lewis Co, TN is Ms. Marjorie Graves. Her address is as follows:
Mrs. Marjorie B. Graves
2209 Summertown Highway
Hohenwald, TN 38462

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Several people have also asked for information regarding the public library.  There is a Genealogy Research Room within this library.  They have several microfilms of Lewis County records and bound and unbound books and manuscripts.  This following information was found online.  Please call ahead before you go to Hohenwald to verify the hours of operation.

Lewis County Public Library
15 Kyle Avenue
Hohenwald, TN 38462-1434
(931) 796-5365
Lewis County (Blue Grass Region)
Patty Choate, Director
lewislib@mail.state.tn.us
Hours: T W Th F Sa 9:00 - 5:00

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The County Clerk's Office can be a great source for genealogical records. 

Lewis County, TN County Clerk
110 N. Park Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462
(931) 796-3376

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LEWIS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOURCES
at the Tennessee State Library & Archives

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Tennessee State Library and Archives
Historical and Genealogical Information
LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM FOR LEWIS COUNTY 

Chancery Court

Record Type Start / Stop Date Roll # Format and Volume
Minutes A-B  Apr 1871 - Dec 1904 1 35mm
Minutes C-D  Jun 1905 - Jul 1927 A-462 35mm
Minutes E-F Feb 1928 - Feb 1952 A-463 35mm
Minutes G-I  Feb 1952 - Jul 1976 A-10, 439 16mm
Minutes J-M Jul 1976 - Jun 1989 A-10,440 16mm
Minutes N-P Jun 1989 - May 1993 A-10, 441 16mm
Minutes Q-R  May 1993 - Jul 1995 A-10, 442 16mm

Circuit Court

Record Type   Start / Stop Date  Roll # Format and Volume
Enrollments Mar 1844 - Jul 1904 35mm
Minutes Mar 1846 - May 1879 3 35mm
Minutes D-E Sep 1879 - Feb 1906 4 35mm
Minutes F-G Nov 1906 - May 1922 A-464 35mm
Minutes H-I Oct 1922 - Oct 1941 A-465 35mm
Minutes, Civil 1 Oct 1929 - Aug 1945 A-466 35mm
Minutes, Civil 2 Oct 1945 - May 1954  A-467 35mm
Minutes, Civil 3-4 Oct 1954 - Oct 1965 A-10,444 35mm
Minutes, Civil 5-9 Feb 1966 - Feb 1986 A-10,445 16mm
Minutes, Civil 10-11 Feb 1986 - Jul 1992 A-10,446 16mm
Minutes, Civil 12  Jul 1992 - Jun 1995  A-10,447 16mm
Minutes, Criminal 2 Feb 1942 - Feb 1957 A-466 35mm
Minutes, Criminal 3-7  May 1957 - Sep 1989 A-10,448 16mm
Minutes, Criminal 8-10 May 1987 - Jun 1990 A-10,449 16mm
Minutes, Criminal 11-13 Jul 1990 - Oct 1992 A-10,450 16mm
Minutes, Criminal 14-16 Oct 1992 - Oct 1994 A-10,451 16mm
Minutes, Criminal 17 Oct 1994 - May 1995 A-10,452 16mm

County Clerk

Record Type Start / Stop Date Roll # and Volume Format 
Marriages 1-3 Nov 1847 - Oct 1920 5 35mm
Marriages 4-6 Oct 1920 - Jun 1956 A-472 35mm
Marriages 7-12 Jun 1956 - May 1992 A-10,453 16mm
Minutes, Commission M-O Jun 1988 - Sep 1991 A-10,460 16mm
Minutes, Equalization Sep 1898 - Dec 1914 5 35mm
Minutes Mar 1848 - Jun 1881 7 35mm
Minutes  Oct 1881 - Dec 1897  8 35mm
Minutes Aug 1897 - Nov 1903 9 35mm
Minutes  Nov 1903 - Jul 1914 A-473 35mm
Minutes A1-B1 Jul 1914 - Jul 1923 A-10,457 35mm
Minutes B2-B3 Jul 1923 - Dec 1930 A-474 35mm
Minutes B4-B5 Jan 1931 - Jun 1937 A-475 35mm
Minutes B6-B7 Jul 1937 - Jun 1943 A-476 35mm
Minutes B8-B9 Jul 1943 - Sep 1951 A-477 35mm
Minutes B10-B11 Jul 1943 - Sep 1951 A-10,454 35mm
Minutes B12-B16 Feb 1960 - Dec 1973 A-10,455 16mm
Minutes B17-B20 Jan 1974 - Feb 1983 A-10,456 16mm
Minutes, Quarterly A-AA Oct 1923 - Nov 1938 A-479 35mm
Minutes, Quarterly BB-CC Jan 1939 - Jan 1955 A-480 35mm
Minutes, Quarterly DD-H Apr 1955 - Jul 1977 A-10,458 16mm
Minutes, Quarterly I-K Oct 1977 - Jul 1985 A-10,459 16mm
Vital Statistics 1908 - 1912 9 35mm

Probate Records (County or Chancery Court)

Record Type Start / Stop Date Roll # and Volume Format 
Bonds, Admin. & Guardian 1 1904 - 1927 A-470 35mm
Bonds, Guardian    2 May 1928 - Jan 1960 A-470 35mm
Estates, Insolvent    1 May 1907 - Jun 1941 A-471 35mm
Inventories    Nov 1846 - Jan 1874 6 35mm
Minutes, Probate   1 Sep 1982 - Feb 1993  A-10,443 16mm
Misc., Tax Sales Nov 1847 - May 1877 A-471 35mm
Misc., Tax Sales Feb 1897 - Apr 1907 A-471 35mm
Settlements, Admin Feb 1875 - Feb 1926 6 35mm
Settlements, Admin 2-4 Nov 1921 - Jul 1956 A-469 35mm
Settlements, Admin & Guard 6-8   Mar 1969 - Aug 1982 A-10,461 16mm
Settlements 1  Oct 1982 - Mar 1993  A-10,443 16mm
Wills Sep 1842 - Oct 1856 A-468 35mm
Wills Nov 1846 - Sep 1936 6 35mm
Wills Jun 1932 - Oct 1967 A-468 35mm 
Wills 3-4, C1 Jun 1955 - Mar 1994 A-10,443 16mm

 
Register of Deeds

Record Type Start / Stop Date Roll # and Volume Format 
Deed Index 1   Mar 1844 - Mar 1926 10 35mm
Deed Index 2-3   Sep 1925 - Dec 1976 A-481 35mm
General Index  Jan 1977 - Jul 1984 A-10,462  35mm
General Index   Aug 1984 - Jul 1987 A-10,463 35mm
General Index   Aug 1987 - Nov 1990 A-10,464  35mm
General Index   Dec 1990 - Dec 1994 A-10,465 35mm
Deeds A-B  Mar 1844 - Oct 1854  10  35mm
Deeds C   Oct 1854 - Oct 1870 11  35mm
Deeds E   Oct 1872 - Jan 1879 11 35mm
Deeds F-G   Jan 1879 - Jan 1889 12  35mm
Deeds H-I   May 1889 - Feb 1897  13 35mm
Deeds J-K   Feb 1897 - Sep 1902 14 35mm
Deeds L-M   Sep 1902 - Sep 1907 A-482 35mm
Deeds N-O  Sep 1907 - May 1912  A-483 35mm
Deeds P-Q  Jun 1912 - Mar 1918  A-484 35mm
Deeds R-S   Mar 1917 - May 1923 A-485 35mm
Deeds T-U  May 1923 - Oct 1928  A-486 35mm
Deeds V-W   Oct 1928 - Nov 1931 A-487 35mm
Deeds X-Y  Nov 1931 - Dec 1936  A-488 35mm
Deeds Z-AA  Aug 1936 - Oct 1939  A-489 35mm
Deeds BB-CC  Oct 1939 - Oct 1942  A-490  35mm
Deeds DD-EE  Dec 1942 - May 1945  A-491 35mm
Deeds FF-GG  Feb 1945 - Jan 1948  A-492 35mm
Deeds HH-II  May 1946 - Sep 1947  A-493 35mm
Deeds JJ-KK  Sep 1947 - Aug 1949  A-494 35mm
Deeds LL-MM  Aug 1949 - Dec 1952  A-495 35mm
Deeds NN-QQ  Dec 1952 - Apr 1959  A-10,466 16mm
Deeds RR-UU   Apr 1959 - Dec 1963 A-10,467  16mm
Deeds VV-YY   Dec 1963 - Jul 1968 A-10,468  16mm
Deeds ZZ-A3   Jul 1968 - Apr 1972 A-10,469  16mm
Deeds A4-A6   Apr 1972 - Feb 1974 A-10,470 16mm
Deeds A7-A9   Feb 1974 - Jan 1976  A-10,471 16mm
Deeds A10-A12  Jan 1976 - Jul 1977  A-10,472  16mm
Deeds A13-A15   Jul 1977 - Dec 1978 A-10,473  16mm
Deeds A16-A18   Dec 1978 - Oct 1980 A-10,474  16mm
Deeds A19-A21   Oct 1980 - Sep 1982 A-10,475 16mm
Deeds A22-A24   Sep 1982 - Sep 1983 A-10,476  16mm
Deeds A25-A27   Sep 1983 - Jul 1984 A-10,477  16mm
Deeds A28-A30  Jul 1984 - Apr 1985  A-10,478  16mm
Deeds A31-A33  Apr 1985 - Feb 1986  A-10,479  16mm
Deeds A34-A36  Feb 1986 - Dec 1986 A-10,480  16mm
Deeds A37-A39    Dec 1986 - Aug 1987 A-10,481 16mm
Deeds A40-A42   Aug 1987 - Jul 1988 A-10,482  16mm
Deeds A43-A45  Jul 1988 - Apr 1989  A-10,483 16mm
Deeds A46-A48   Apr 1989 - Mar 1990 A-10,484  16mm
Deeds A49-A51   Mar 1990 - Dec 1990 A-10,485  16mm
Deeds A52-A54   Dec 1990 - Oct 1991  A-10,486 16mm
Deeds A55-A57    Oct 1991 - Aug 1992 A-10,487 16mm
Deeds A58-A60   Aug 1992 - Jun 1993 A-10,488  16mm
Deeds A61-A63  Jun 1993 - Mar 1994  A-10,489  16mm
Deeds A64-A66   Mar 1994 - Dec 1994 A-10,490  16mm
Deeds A67-A68  Dec 1994 - May 1995  A-10,491  16mm
Entry Book   Feb 1827 - Mar 1845 15 35mm 
Entry Book   Sep 1844 - Feb 1859  16 35mm 
Entry Book B   Aug 1846 - Nov 1873 A-507 35mm 
Greenbelt 1  Jun 1984 - Sep 1994  A-10,515  16mm
Leases, Oil and Gas 2-4   Jan 1922 - Mar 1949 A-507  35mm
Lien Books 1-2    Dec 1932 - Mar 1973 A-10,514 35mm
Lien Books 3-4   Jul 1976 - Apr 1991 A-10,515  16mm
Military Discharges 1-3   Mar 1930 - Sep 1979 A-506 35mm
Surveyors Book   Feb 1827 - Oct 1883 15  35mm
Trust Deed Index 1-2  1927 - 1979 A-496 35mm
Trust Deeds A   Jan 1895 - Mar 1905 15  35mm
Trust Deeds B, 3  Jun 1904 - Aug 1914  A-497  35mm
Trust Deeds 4-5  Aug 1912 - Apr 1934 A-498  35mm
Trust Deeds 6-7   Mar 1922 - Feb 1929 A-499  35mm
Trust Deeds 8,   Apr 1926 - Jun 1933  10 A-500 35mm
Trust Deeds 11-12  Jul 1933 - Jul 1938  A-501  35mm
Trust Deeds   13 Jan 1937 - Feb 1943 A-502 35mm
Trust Deeds 14-15  Mar 1938 - Jan 1946 A-503  35mm
Trust Deeds 16-17   Jan 1946 - Aug 1950 A-504 35mm
Trust Deeds 18-19   Apr 1950 - Oct 1953 A-505  35mm
Trust Deeds 20-23   Oct 1953 - Jun 1959 A-10,492  16mm
Trust Deeds 24-27   Jun 1959 - May 1964  A-10,493 16mm
Trust Deeds 28-31  May 1964 - Oct 1968  A-10,494  16mm
Trust Deeds 32-35   Oct 1968 - Jul 1972 A-10,495  16mm
Trust Deeds 36-38   Jul 1972 - Sep 1974  A-10,496 16mm
Trust Deeds 39-41    Sep 1974 - Dec 1976 A-10,497 16mm
Trust Deeds 42-44  Dec 1976 - Sep 1978  A-10,498  16mm
Trust Deeds 45-47   Sep 1978 - Dec 1980 A-10,499 16mm
Trust Deeds 48-50   Dec 1980 - Feb 1983 A-10,500 16mm
Trust Deeds 51-53  Feb 1983 - Mar 1984  A-10,501 16mm
Trust Deeds 54-56   Mar 1984 - Jan 1985 A-10,502  16mm
Trust Deeds 57-59   Jan 1985 - Dec 1985 A-10,503  16mm
Trust Deeds 60-62   Dec 1985 - Nov 1986 A-10,504  16mm
Trust Deeds 63-65  Nov 1986 - Nov 1987  A-10,505  16mm
Trust Deeds 66-68   Nov 1987 - Nov 1988 A-10,506  16mm
Trust Deeds 69-71   Nov 1988 - Dec 1989 A-10,507  16mm
Trust Deeds 72-74  Dec 1989 - Jan 1991  A-10,508 16mm
Trust Deeds 75-77   Jan 1991 - Feb 1992 A-10,509 16mm
Trust Deeds 78-80    Feb 1992 - Jan 1993 A-10,510 16mm
Trust Deeds 81-83    Jan 1993 - Nov 1993 A-10,511 16mm
Trust Deeds 84-86    Nov 1993 - Sep 1994 A-10,512 16mm
Trust Deeds 87-88 Sep 1994 - Apr 1995 A-10,513 16mm

School Board

Record Type Start / Stop Date Roll # and Volume Format 

Minutes 1-6

Aug 1927 - Oct 1994 A-10,516 16mm

Trustee

Record Type

Start / Stop Date Roll # and Volume  Format
Tax Books 1887 - 1900 17 35mm
Tax Books 1901 - 1913 A-508 35mm
Tax Books 1918, 1923, - 1928, 1933 A-509 35mm
Tax Books 1938, 1943 - 1948 A-510 35mm
Tax Books 1953 - 1958  A-10,517 35mm
Tax Books 1963 - 1968 A-10,518 35mm

City of Hohenwald

Record Type Start / Stop Date Roll # and Volume Format
Minutes 3-5 May 1923 - Jul 1952  A-511 35mm
Minutes 6-13 Jun 1952 - Aug 1981 A-10,519 16mm
Minutes 14-18 Aug 1981 - May 1993  A-10,520 16mm
Minutes, Beer Board Jul 1951 - Jan 1995 A-10,521 16mm
Ordinances 1-3 May 1911 - Oct 1994 A-10,522 16mm
Resolutions A, 1-4 Jun 1923 - Aug 1993 A-10,523 16mm

       

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Here is a list of books used for research in Lewis Co, TN. I have listed the author's name/publisher's name and contact for additional information if known. Other books may also be available. If you know of other books that should be listed on this page, please let me know.

From the Flame of Battle to the Fiery Cross
James, Van Eldik, 2001.  Yucca Tree Press, 2130 Hixon Drive, Las Cruces, NM, 88005-3305
Provides a look at the TN 3rd from its beginning to its surrender in Greensboro, NC.  It is based on primary sources and lists over 1000 men from the official rosters.  Men in this unit were from Lewis, Maury, Giles and Lawrence Counties.

Lewis County, Tennessee WPA Records
edited by James L. Douthat, 1991: Material dates from 1930s. Bible records, tombstone records, church records. Some Civil War letters. Softcover. 66 pp. Typed by Jessie Clinton, published by Mountain Press, PO Box 400, Signal Mountain, TN, 37377-0400, Available for purchase from Byron Sistler and Associates, Inc.  1712 Natchez Trace, PO Box 120934, Nashville, TN 37212

Lewis County: History of Tennessee
1887, Goodspeed Publishing Company, Softcover. 11 pp. reprinted 1990 by Mountain Press, PO Box 400, Signal Mountain, TN, 37377-0400, Available for purchase from Byron Sistler and Associates, Inc. 1712 Natchez Trace, PO Box 120934, Nashville, TN 37212

Maury County Neighbors: Records of Giles, Lewis and Marshall Counties, TN
Compiled by Marise P. Lightfoot and Evelyn B. Shackelford, 1967

Lewis County, Tennessee Cemetery Records
Compiled by Marjorie B. Graves, printed by P-Vine Press, Route 7, Box 264, Columbia, TN, 38401, 1979

First Fifty Years of Lewis County, Tennessee Marriage Records
Compiled by Marjorie B. Graves, printed by Table Top Press, Hohenwald, TN

Lewis County Pictorial History, 1843-1993
Compiled by Lewis County Sesquicentennial Committee, Marjorie Graves & Patty Hedge, co-chairman, published June 1993

Lewis County, TN, History and Families
published by the Lewis County, TN Historical Society, published by Turner Publishing Co, 412, Broadway, PO Box 3101, Paducah, KY, 42002, 1995

Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN Marriage Records, May 1844 to June 1956,
Transcribed by Brenda Willis Coleman  4458 Marshall Rd., Atoka, TN, 38004, 1997.
Contact the author for additional information.

Lewis Co, TN Court Clerk Wills, November 1846 to June 1936,
Transcribed by Brenda Willis Coleman 4458 Marshall Rd., Atoka, TN, 38004, 1997.
Contact the author for additional information.

McDonald Funeral Home, Hohenwald,Lewis Co, TN, Volume 1, July 1948 to December 1974,
Transcribed by Brenda Willis Coleman, 4458 Marshall Rd., Atoka, TN, 38004, 1997
Contact the author for additional information.

McDonald Funeral Home, Hohenwald,Lewis Co, TN, Volume 2, January 1974 to December 1987 ,
Transcribed by Brenda Willis Coleman, 4458 Marshall Rd., Atoka, TN, 38004, 1997
Contact the author for additional information.

McDonald Funeral Home, Hohenwald,Lewis Co, TN, Volume 3, January 1988 to December 1993 ,
Transcribed by Brenda Willis Coleman, 4458 Marshall Rd., Atoka, TN, 38004, 1997
Contact the author for additional information.

McDonald Funeral Home, Hohenwald,Lewis Co, TN, Volume 4, January 1994 to June 9, 1997 ,
Transcribed by Brenda Willis Coleman, 4458 Marshall Rd., Atoka, TN, 38004, 1997
Contact the author for additional information.

1850 US Census, Lewis Co, TN, (book)
 Dr. John F Schunk,  editor, S-K Publications, PO Box 8173, Wichita, KS, 67208-0173

1880 US Census, Lewis Co, TN  (actual images of the pages on a CD-Rom)
Dr. John F Schunk, , editor, S-K Publications, PO Box 8173, Wichita, KS, 67208-0173

1900 US Census, Lewis Co, TN  (actual images of the pages on a CD-Rom)
Dr. John F Schunk, , editor, S-K Publications, PO Box 8173, Wichita, KS, 67208-0173

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Genealogical Resource Look-Ups

The following researchers have volunteered to look up information for fellow genealogists. In the subject area of your email, write LOOK-UP: <-----name of book----->. Ask for one surname per query and remember to thank them for their time.

Lewis Co, TN History and Families, Vol. 1
compiled by the Lewis County Historical Society, 1995

Howell County, Missouri-Post offices, Postmasters and their Communities--Vol. 1,2 3,4, and 5.
By Gerald and Charlotte Groves. {These are great books, they tell of local happenings along with all about each post office and post masters }

Oregon County's Three Flags Six County Seats Via The Horse & Buggy - Third Edition
By Lewis A. W. Simpson

Biographies & History of Pomona, Howell County, Missouri -{1894-1981}
By Mary Louise {Snyder} Corman.
{This book has Mackey Cemetery Burials from 1856 to 1981 listed.}

Texas County Missouri Heritage Vol. 1, 2 and 3.
Published by Texas County Missouri Genealogical & Historical Society.

Ozark Heritage-Vol. 3-Dent County Missouri Area Cemeteries & Families-1851-1994.
Compiled by members of the Dent County Historical Society
and Missouri State Representative Ken Fiebelman.

Ozark Heritage-Vol. 1- 1851-1978-Dent County, Missouri

Published by Dent County Historical Society.

Ozark Heritage- Vol. 2- 1851-1980-Dent County, Missouri
Published by Dent County Historical Society.

Crawford County Missouri History - Vol.1-1829-1987,
Crawford County History Book Committee.

Wanda Watson-Delp
Maury County, Cemeteries, Vol. I & II
compiled by Fred Lee Hawkins, Jr. 
Marcia Runions

Lewis Co, TN Cemetery Records
compiled by Marjorie B Graves 1979

Lewis Co, TN Death Notices 1915-1997

1860-1870-1880 Censuses of Lewis Co, TN

Shirley DuPont

1850 Census of Lewis Co, TN
S-K Publications

Southern Kirk & Carrell Family
by Mrs. Arch Bruce Marshall 1979

Lewis Co, TN Cemetery Records
compiled by Marjorie B Graves 1979
(limited to one name per request)  

Marriages of Lawrence Co, TN: 1818-1929
compiled by Donna Ramsey & Kathy Niedergeses, 1997

Lewis County, Tennessee WPA Records
edited by James L. Douthat, 1991

Cheryl Zelek

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