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Latest revision as of 14:56, 26 June 2020

Guide to Carroll County, Tennessee ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Huntingdon
Organized: November 7, 1821
Parent County(s): Indian Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Benton  • Decatur  • Gibson  • Henderson  • Henry  • Madison  • Weakley
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county is named after six-term Tennessee Governor William Carroll (1788-1844).[2] The County is located in the west central area of the state. [3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Carroll County Courthouse
699 Court Square
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Carroll County Website Phone: 731-986-1920
Clerk and Master 699 Court Square, Phone: 731-986-1920
County Clerk 625 High St, Phone:731-986-1960
Register of Deeds 625 High St, Phone: 731-986-1952
Clerk of Circuit Court 625 High St, Phone: 731-986-3031

County Clerk has marriage records from 1838.
Register of Deeds has land records. [4]

County Pronunciation

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

Carroll County, Tennessee Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[7]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1838 1908 1821 1820 1822 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1931 Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.[8]

  • Lack of marriage records: 1821 to 1837

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1821--Carroll County was created 7 November 1821 from Chickasaw Indian Lands.
  • County seat: Huntingdon[9]

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed at the MapofUS.org website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[10]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Miller, Alan N. West Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1821 to 1889. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2006. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2man. Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Carroll County.]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Carroll County, Tennessee online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 9,397
1840 12,362 31.6%
1850 15,967 29.2%
1860 17,437 9.2%
1870 19,447 11.5%
1880 22,103 13.7%
1890 23,630 6.9%
1900 24,250 2.6%
1910 23,971 −1.2%
1920 24,361 1.6%
1930 26,132 7.3%
1940 25,978 −0.6%
1950 26,553 2.2%
1960 23,476 −11.6%
1970 25,741 9.6%
1980 28,285 9.9%
1990 27,514 −2.7%
2000 29,475 7.1%
2010 28,522 −3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Carroll 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 Carroll County, TN;census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®

1810-1891

1830

  • Shaw, Aurora C. Carroll County, Tennessee census U.S. census of 1830 Jacksonville, Florida Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society, (197-?) FHL US/CAN Book 976.825 X2

1840

  • Gregory, Jannine and Guy Perry. "The 1840 Census of Carroll County TN," available online through USGenWeb Archives.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • S-K Publications. "Carroll County, TN-1850 Census Index," available online through USGenWeb Archives.

1860

  • Brown, John C. and Catheryn C. The Eighth Census of the United States 1860, Carroll County, Tennessee Mckenzie, Tennessee Carroll County Historical Society (AR), 1979. FHL US/CAN Book 976.825 X2

1880

  • Merritt, Karen. "1880 Carroll Co. TN Census," [10 Districts] available online through USGenWeb Archives.
  • Sistler, Byron and Barbara. 1880 Census, Carroll, Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: Byron Sistler and Associates, 1991. FHL US/CAN Book 976.825 X2.

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. 2 1891. Carroll County is included in Vol. 2.
  • 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.

1900

  • Carroll County, Tennessee Census, 1900-1920 Salt Lake City, Utah Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002 FHL Vault US/CAN Film 2139478 item 1 (Microproduction of originals housed at the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Society in McKenzie, Tennessee)
  • Ing, Lisa. "1900 Carroll County TN Census," (22 Districts) available at online through USGenWeb Archives.

1891 Male Voters

1910

  • Carroll County, Tennessee Census, 1900-1920 Salt Lake City, Utah Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002 FHL Vault US/CAN Film 2139478 item 1 (Microproduction of originals housed at the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Society in McKenzie, Tennessee)

1920

  • Carroll County, Tennessee Census, 1900-1920 Salt Lake City, Utah Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002 FHL Vault US/CAN Film 2139478 item 1 (Microproduction of originals housed at the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Society in McKenzie, Tennessee)

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration.For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives in Tennessee, see Tennessee Church Records.

  • Carroll County Church Records
- FamilySearch Catalog - Carroll County Church Records
  • If the records you need are not through the Family History Library, contact the church(es) in the area where your ancestor lived.Two sites that give information about churches in Carroll County are:
- List of Carroll County churches with addresses and phone numbers (Yellowbook)
- List of Carroll County churches (TN HomeTownLocator)
  • In 1936, a helpful guide to early Carroll County church records was published by the Works Project Administration. [11]Use this guide to locate which church records exist and where they were housed in 1936. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has filmed some of these records. To locate which records are available at the TSLA, go to the appropriate "county fact sheet" on the TSLA Web site and scroll down to "selected manuscript material". All filmed church records at the TSLA for Carroll County are listed.

Baptist

  • 1823-1885 - Hollow Rock Primitive Baptist Church Records. Carroll County, 1823-1885. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #402
  • 1823-1885 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Hollow Rock Primitive Baptist Church Records.
  • 1824-1971 - Union Academy Missionary Baptist Church Records. McKenzie, 1824-1971. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #421.
  • 1824-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Union Academy Missionary Baptist Church Records. McKenzie, 1824-1971
  • 1825-1968 - Mud Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records. Carroll County, 1825-1968. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #425; available online.
  • 1825-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979.vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Mud Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records. Carroll County, 1825-1968.
  • 1858-1878 - Concord Baptist Church Records. Christmasville, 1858-1878. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #408
  • 1858-1878 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Concord Baptist Church Records. Christmasville.
  • 1883-1966 - First Baptist Church Records. McKenzie, 1883-1966. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #411.
  • 1883-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original First Baptist Church Records. McKenzie, 1883-1966.
  • 1888- - Missionary Baptist, Huntingdon. [12]
  • 1896-1972 - Westport Missionary Baptist Church Records. Carroll County, 1896-1972 TSLA Reel #411
  • 1896-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Westport Missionary Baptist Church Records.
  • 1898-1972 - . Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Records. Buena Vista, 1898-1972. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #407
  • 1898-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. FHL 976.8 K29s vol.2 Index to original Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Records. Buena Vista, 1898-1972.

Methodist

  • 1889- - First Church, Huntington.
  • 1871- - McKenzie Church.
  • 1882- - McLemoresville Church.
  • 1887- -Trezevant Church.

Methodist Episcopal

  • 1867-1969 - First United Methodist Episcopal Church Records. McKenzie, 1867-1968. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #406.
  • 1867-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. FHL 976.8 K29s vol.2 Index to original First United Methodist Episcopal Church Records. McKenzie, 1867-1968.

Presbyterian

  • 1824-1892 - Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records, 1824-1892. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #176.
  • 1824-1892 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records, 1824-1892.
  • 1867-1913, 1957-1970 - Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. (McKenzie, Tenn.) 1867-1913, 1957-1970. TSLA Reel #409
  • 1867-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records.
  • 1872-1927, 1954-1972 - Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McKenzie, 1872-1927, 1954-1972. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #425
  • 1867-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. McKenzie, 1872-1927, 1954-1972.
  • 1875 Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie, Birth Index 1875 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearche. Batch C530251
  • 1877-1895 - Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie, Marriage Index 1877-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batches M710171.
  • 1904 -1913 - Cumberland Presbyterian Church, McKenzie, Marriage Index 1904-1913 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearche. Batch C530251
  • 1925- - Huntingdon Church.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Carroll County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

  • Doss - Multiple descendants of Rev. John Wesley Doss, b. abt 1809 Virginia, resident of Decatur and Carroll counties, Tennessee. Y-DNA 37 and 67 Marker Tests, FTDNA (Kits 40282, 88650). Genetic signature available online (labeled Jw-1 and Jw-2), genealogical description available online through The Doss DNA Project, World Families. Matches have been found.

Family Histories

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Carroll, Tennessee at World Connect, results in more than 40,000 entries.

  • Carroll County, Tennessee. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Co. Publisher's description.
  • Clark - Gilbert, Thomas Graves. Francis Clark of Louisa County, Virginia: and His Descendants in Carroll County, Tennessee: Family Members of Michael Clark of England and Barbados and His Son Francis Clark of Louisa County, Virginia, the Migration of His Sons to Anson County, North Carolina and Descendants to Henry Weakley and Carroll Counties of Tennessee. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2004. FHL Book 929.273 C547gt.
  • Fox - Fox, Ezelle. The Story of William Fox. Dumas, TX: E. Fox, 1954. Available at FHL Fiche 6018326. Digital version available at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Glover - Hopping, Carol (Flora). Glover Family. Book and Film, West Covina, California: C. F. Hopping, 1980?. FHL Book 929.273 G518h; Film 1206423 Item 3.
  • Glover - Hopping, Carol Flora. The Glover Family, 1806-1984. Manuscript with film, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 G518h 1985 and FHL Film 1321083 Item 12.
  • Gullett - Futrell, Roger Henry Lofland. George Gullett of Carroll County, Tennessee: and Son James Hickman Gullett of Robertson County, Tennessee. Frankfort, Ky.: R.H. Futrell, 2006. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Hamilton - Hamilton, Thomas. Autobiography of Thomas Hamilton. Typescript, microfilmed 1972. FHL Film 896607 Item 2.
  • Harris - Lynn, Jack. Harris Family Tree - Carroll County, Tennessee - Ancestors. El Monte, Calif.: Lynn, Jack, 2000?. FHL Book 929.273 H24Lj; Film 1425339 Item 6.
  • House - Mills, Betsy. The Descendants of Benjamin House, 1810-1884. Paris, Texas, B.H. Mills. 1994. FHL Book 929.273 H816m; Film 1598359 Item 35.
  • Johnson - Murphy, Marion Emerson. Early Johnson in Carroll County, Tennessee Their Ancestry and Descendants. San Diego, Calif.: n.p., 1970. FHL Book 929.273 J63mu.
  • Kelly - Ross, John Kelly. Ross/Kelly Family History: A Collection of Information About the Family and Ancestors of My Grandparents Horace E. Ross and Vern Kelly of Carroll County, Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky. Clinton, Ky.: J.K. Ross, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 R733rj; Film 2055193 Item 9.
  • Killough - Killough, John Allen, Mrs. The Killough Family of America, Canada and Ireland. Typescript, Washington, Ill, Mrs. J. A. Killough, 195?. FHL Fiche 6018443.
  • Lendermon - Boswell, Imogene May and Jean Boswell Pippenger. The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry D. Lendermon: Randolph County, North Carolina; Greenville County, South Carolina; Maury County, Tennessee; Carroll County, Tennessee; Marshall County, Mississippi. Carrollton, Texas: I.M. Boswell & J.B. Pippenger, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 L546p; Fiche 6100708.
  • Love - Love, Albert G. Our Ancestors: The Love Family of Trezevant, Carroll County, Tennessee. Washington, D.C.: A.B. Love, 1953. FHL Film 877542 Item 4.
  • Murphy - Murphy, Marion Emerson. Early Murphys-Murpheys in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Robertson and Carroll Counties, Tennessee: Their Ancestry and Progeny. San Diego, Calif.: M.E. Murphy, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 M953m.
  • Patterson - Tayloe, Stephanie Routon and Val Rucker Routon. The Pattersons of Carroll County, Tennessee: from Stories Told by Velma Patterson Rucker. Buchanan, Tenn.: S.R. Tayloe, 199-?. FHL Book 929.273 P277t; Film 1415145 Item 6.
  • Pearson - Smith, Jonathan K. T. The Descendancy of Shadrach Pearson, 1809-1873. Manuscript on film, Salt Lake City, Utah, Genealogical Society of Utah, 1994. FHL Film 1698059 Item 50.
  • Pearson - Smith, Jonathan K.T. William Pearson, 1839-1900: (Carroll Co., Tennessee). n.p.: J.K.T. Smith, 2007. FHL Book 921.73 P319s.
  • Porter - Williams, Blake. Old Porter Relatives. Jackson, Tennessee, B. Williams, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 3069; Film 1033693 Item 12.
  • Roach - Thomas, William J. Selah Anne Roach Thomas Genealogical Records, 1784-1913. Manuscript, Salt Lake City, Utah, Flimed by the Genealogical Society of Utah 2002. FHL Fiche 6004396.
  • Ross - Ross, John Kelly. Ross/Kelly Family History: A Collection of Information About the Family and Ancestors of My Grandparents Horace E. Ross and Vern Kelly of Carroll County, Tennessee, Texas and Kentucky. Clinton, Ky.: J.K. Ross, 1994. FHL Book 929.273 R733rj; Film 2055193 Item 9.
  • Rowland - Rowland, Priscilla Sutton. The Rowland Family History. Noblesville, Indiana, R. A. Rowland, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 R796rp; Film 2055158 Item 23.
  • Thomas - Thomas, William J. Selah Anne Roach Thomas Genealogical Records, 1784-1913. Manuscript, Salt Lake City, Utah, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah 2002. FHL Fiche 6004396.
  • Wyatt - Tayloe, Stephanie Routon. The Wyatt Family: of Carroll Co., Tennessee. 2 vols. Buchanan, Tenn.: S.R. Tayloe, 2001-2005. Digital version of Vol. 2 at FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL Book 929.273 W97t v. 1-v. 2.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Carroll County Register of Deeds is located at Courthouse,P.O. Box 110, Huntingdon, TN 38344-0110; Telephone: (731) 986-1960 and has Land Records beginning with the county organization from 1822. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.

The Family History Library has filmed records of the Carroll County Registrar of:

  • Deeds for Deeds 1822-1
  • Land Entry Files 1820--1838, 1842-1866
  • Land Surveys 1820-1825,1842-1857.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Smith, H. K. Some Encounters with General Forrest. McKenzie, Tenn.?: unknown, 1959. Available at Heritage Quest Online ($).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Henry CountyBenton CountyDecatur CountyHenderson CountyMadison CountyGibson CountyWeakley CountyTN CARROLL.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

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

Additional resources include:

War of 1812

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Carroll County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Carroll County:

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Carroll County:

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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 Carroll County click on the following cities or towns:

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

Book Abstracts and Indexes

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Prisons[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Genealogical periodicals can contain unique sources and can be local, regional, or statewide. The following periodicals cover this county:

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The County Court and County Probate Judge have responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County.

Online Records

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1830-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL Book 976.8 P22s. Includes an index to this county's wills.
  • 1822-1852 - Carroll County Will Books Vol. 1-Sept 1822-Nov 1852. (Mayfield, KY?: Simmons Historical Publications, s.d.). Digital version available at World Vital Records ($).
  • 1852-1862 - Carroll County Will Books Vol. 2-Dec 1852-Dec 1862. (Mayfield, KY?: Simmons Historical Publications, s.d.). Digital version available at World Vital Records ($).
  • 1862-1874 - Willis, Laura; Betty Sellers, indexer. Carroll County, Tenn., Wills. 5 volumes. Melber, Kentucky: Simmons Historical Pub., 2000. (FHL book 976.825 P2w v. 1-5.)

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

The original Carroll County Tax Books 1848-1850, 1871, 1902 are held at the County Courthouse. In 1976, the TSLA microfilmed these records. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Film 1008616.

Online Records

  • 1821-1826 - Historical Records Project. Minutes, Tax Records, Etc., 1821-1826, Carroll County, Tennessee. Typescript, Tennessee State Library, Nashville, Tenn. Microfilmed in 1939. FH US/CAN Film 24609 Item 1.
  • 1836 - "Carroll County, Tennessee-1836 Map of Civil Districts" and "Carroll County, Tennessee 1836 Tax List," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Spring 1992):14-20; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Summer 1992):69-74. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Carroll.
  • 1848 "1849 Land Sales Held in 3 West Tennessee Counties for Unpaid Taxes," 1848 taxpayers in Decatur, Carroll, and Henderson counties, Ansearchin' News, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Winter 1997):12. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Carroll.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Indexes and Records


Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1838-1873 - Early West Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. FHL 976.8 V2sb v. 1 ff.
  • 1838-1860 - Historical Records Project Marriage records, 1838-1860, Carroll County, Tennessee Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1939 FHL 24609 item 2

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1823-1852 - Hays, Tony. West Tennessee Death Records (ca. 1823-1852). 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. FHL FAM HIST Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-2. Carroll County is included in Vol. 1.

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Carroll County Library
625 High St, Ste 102
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone: 731-986-1919
Website

Genealogical Resources:The Carroll County Library has over 300 books and 300 rolls of microfilm in their Genealogy Room including Family Histories and Newspapers.

Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Library
640 N Main St
McKenzie, TN 38201
Phone: 731-352-3510
Website

Genealogical Resources: Tax Records (city and county), Church Records, City Records, Misc Store and Business Records, Deeds, Marriage Records, Probate Records, Newspapers including Carroll County Democrat, McKenzie Banner, Dresden Enterprise, Military Discharges, Court Minutes, Obituaries, etc.

McKenzie Memorial Library
15 N Broadway
McKenzie, TN 38201
Phone: 731-352-5741
E-mail: mcklib@charterinternet.com
Website

West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
Phone: 731-881-7060
Website

The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle (KY), Fulton (KY), and Hickman (KY) counties in Kentucky.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Gordon Browning Museum
640 N Main St
McKenzie, TN 38201
Phone: 731-352-3510
Website

Genealogical Resources: Tax Records (city and county), Church Records, City Records, Misc Store and Business Records, Deeds, Marriage Records, Probate Records, Newspapers including Carroll County Democrat, McKenzie Banner, Dresden Enterprise, Military Discharges, Court Minutes, Obituaries, etc.

Societies[edit | edit source]

West Tennessee Historical Society
P.O. Box 111046
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone: 901-475-6608
E-mail: efrank@memphis.edu
Website

Carroll County Historical Society
640 Main Street North
McKenzie, Tennessee 38201
Phone:731-352-3510
Facebook

For information on the Carroll County Historical Society, please contact the Museum Curator at the Gordon Browning Museum and Genealogical Library at the address mentioned below.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

Research Guides

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
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