To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here.

User:RogersBA/Sandbox TN 94

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 14:10, 2 January 2020 by AdkinsWH (talk | contribs) (Marriage)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

{{{link}}}
County Facts
County seat: Franklin
Organized: October 26, 1799
Parent County(s): Davidson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cheatham  • Davidson  • Dickson  • Hickman  • Marshall  • Maury  • Rutherford
See County Maps
Courthouse
Williamson County, Tennessee Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Williamson County Tennessee.png
Adoption
TGW 45x45.jpg This user is a member of TNGenWeb Project, an organization that has adopted some pages in the wiki.
Hugh Williamson(1735-1819)

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Hugh Williamson, a North Carolina politician who signed the U.S. Constitution. The County is located in the central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Williamson County Courthouse
1320 W. Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
Williamson County Courthouse Phone: 615-790-5712
Williamson County Clerk Phone: 615-790-5712
Williamson County Archives
P.O. Box 1006
Franklin,TN 37064
Williamson County Archives Phone: 615-790-5462
County Clerk has marriage records from 1800, tax, probate and land records from 1799. [3]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[4] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[5] (male)

Williamson 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[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1881 1800 1881 1800 1799 1799 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Lost censuses: 1800, 1810

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1799--Williamson County was established 26 October 1799 from Davidson County. Early records may be found under Davidson County.
  • County seat: Franklin[7]

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

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Allisona Carpenters (hist.) Greenbrier Owens (hist.)
Arno Cheatham (hist.) Harpeth Parry
Arrington Clovercroft Kingfield Peytonsville
Beachville (hist.) College Grove Kirkland Riggs Crossroads
Beasley Crossroads Craigfield Leipers Fork Rudderville
Benhill Douglas Liberty Hill Smarden
Berrys Chapel Duplex Mayberry (hist.) Southall
Bethesda Duplex Mission McDaniel Stevens Shop (hist.)
Bethlehem Epworth McEwen (hist.) Sycamore
Bingham Ewingville McGavock (hist.) Thompsons Station
Boston Fairview Millview Trinity
Brentwood Fernvale Mizell (hist.) Triune
Brentwood Station Fernvale Springs (hist.) Moores (hist.) West Harpeth
Brush Creek Flemingsburg (hist.) Mudsink Whiteoak
Burwood Forest Home New Hope Wikles (hist.)
Callender (hist.) Franklin Nolensville Wilkes (hist.)
Callie Grassland Old Town (hist.)

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information
Middle Tennessee county established in 1799. The northern part of the county belonged to the pioneer Cumberland Settlements.[8]

The county is named after Hugh Williamson (1735-1819), North Carolina's representative at the Constitutional Convention.[9]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

  • 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 Williamson County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Williamson 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.

 

Additional Cemetery Resources

  • Tennessee Cemeteries - Hometown Locator
  • Watkins, Raymond W. A Partial List of Mississippi Confederate Soldiers Killed at Franklin Tennessee November 30, 1864 and Buried in McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin Tennessee, Williamson County. Falls Church, Va.: R.W. Watkins,1993. FHL Collection 976.856/F1 V3; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library
  • Watkins, Raymond Wesley and McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Some Confederate Burials, McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Franklin Tennessee, Williamson County: Missouri Soldiers. Falls Church, Va.: R.W. Watkins, 1993. FHL Collection 976.856/F1V3; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 2,868
1810 13,153 358.6%
1820 20,640 56.9%
1830 26,638 29.1%
1840 27,006 1.4%
1850 27,201 0.7%
1860 23,827 −12.4%
1870 25,328 6.3%
1880 28,313 11.8%
1890 26,321 −7.0%
1900 26,429 0.4%
1910 24,213 −8.4%
1920 23,409 −3.3%
1930 22,845 −2.4%
1940 25,220 10.4%
1950 24,307 −3.6%
1960 25,267 3.9%
1970 34,330 35.9%
1980 58,108 69.3%
1990 81,021 39.4%
2000 126,638 56.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Williamson 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 Williamson County, Tennessee census assignments, including links to transcribed files and scanned images of census microfilm. The USGenWeb Census Project®.

1800 Lost A substitute is available, see Tax Records.

1810 Lost A substitute is available:

  • Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. Google Books.

1810-1891

1820

  • Bentley, Elizabeth P. Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL 976.8 X22b 1820
  • Presley, Mrs. Leister E. Williamson County, Tennessee Population Schedules of the United States Census of 1820. Typescript, 19--?. FHL 976.856 X2p 1820
  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. IncludesAfrican Americans in this county.

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1024517-1024518.

The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. Aonline index, provided by Lineages, will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. Covers this county.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850

  • Williamson County Historical Society. 1850 Census of Williamson County, Tennessee. Franklin, Tennessee Mrs. Clyde Lynch, 1970. FHL 976.856 X2p 1850

1880

  • Sistler, Barbara and Byron H. Sistler. 1880 Census Williamson County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler and Associates, 1999. FHL 976.856 X2s 1880
  • Census Taken in Williamson County, 1880. Manuscript, Nashville, Tennessee TSLA, 1966. FHL 454093

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. Williamson 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 Records[edit | edit source]

Episcopal

Methodist Episcopal

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. [11] 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]

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding a total of 6 British aliens, some of whom had families, living in the town of Franklin and Williamson County.

  • Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 372-378 (see East Tennessee). FHL US/CAN 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($)

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

African Americans

  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. IncludesAfrican Americans in this county.
  • Craighead, Sandra G. "1867 Voters List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Abstract of the Franklin Review Appeal, 14 June 1867; includes white and black voters.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

General

Bibliography

  • Andrews - Andrews, Ella Smith Johns. The Descendants of John, George and Ephraim Andrews, Sons of Mark Andrews of Williamson County, Tennessee. Washington, D.C.: L.C. Photoduplication Service, 1982. FHL US/CAN Film 1303300.
  • Crutcher - McCutcheon, Larry. Our Drake and Crutcher Families of Marshall County, Tennessee. Hohenwald, Tenn.: L. McCutcheon, 2007. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D789mL.
  • Giddens - Buford, Marcus Bainbridge. A Genealogy of the Buford Family in America, With Records of a Number of Allied Families. San Francisco, Calif., 1903. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • Holt - Cooper, Albert L. Ancestors and Descendants of John Isabel Holt, Williamson County, Tennessee. Shelbyville, Tenn.: n.p., 1971. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 H742c.
  • Howard - Landis, Carolynn Butler. The Ancestors & Dependants [i.e. Descendants] of William Thomas Howard and Missouri Isabelle Hampton of Hamilton County, Illinois: and Allied Families of Brown, Burch, Buttery, Crouse, Hamilton, Harrington, Melton & Others. Fort Jones, Calif.: C.B. Landis, 1984. FHL 929.273 A1 no. 4381
  • Moss - Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M855mo.
  • Otey - Green, William Mercer. Memoir of Rt. Rev. James Hervey Otey, D.D., LL. D., the First Bishop of Tennessee. New York. J. Pott and Company, 1885. Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.
  • Parks - Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 3. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Sassin - Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  • Swanson - McRaven, William Henry. Life and Times of Edward Swanson: One of the Original Pioneers Who with General James Robertson Founded Nashville, Tennessee, 1779; First Recorded Settler of Williamson County, Tennessee, March, 1780. Nashville, Tenn.: W.H. McRaven, 1937. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Sw24m.
  • Thomson - "A Thomson Genealogy," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Summer 2000):123-136; Vol. 28, No. 4 (Fall 2000):186-191; Vol. 29, No. 1 (Winter 2001):25-38. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 28-29
  • Waddey - Waddey, John H. The Waddeys of Williamson County, Tennessee. Hermitage, Tenn.: J.H. Waddey, 1996. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W117w.
  • Friends of Oak Grove, 'The Oak Grove Story': ancestors of residents near the Oak Grove Cemetery FHL US/CAN 976.856 D25f

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Williamson County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Williamson County, even though its land had already become a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1800-1801.

Instructions:

  1. Follow this link to conduct a "Call Number Search" using the MARS Catalog on their site.
  2. Using the pull down window, change "Call Numbers starting" to "A MarsID matching."
  3. Type 12.14.22 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.22.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Williamson County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Williamson County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Williamson County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[12]

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

Land Grants

  • Free index to 1500+ Pioneer Cumberland Settlements Land Grants, available online, courtesy: Cumberland Pioneer Settlers. The Cumberland Settlements region covered what is now this county. To view the land grants platted on maps, purchase the books described on this site, or access those available at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Large Q Book 976.8 E7d.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Davidson CountyMaury CountyMarshall CountyRutherford CountyDickson CountyCheatham CountyHickman CountyTN WILLIAMSON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

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

Additional resources include:

War of 1812

  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Jul. 1961):95-98; Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1961):122-124. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. Includes Williamson County pensioners (pp. 123-124).
  • For information on units from Bedford County which served in the War of 1812 see tngenweb.org/bedford/war1812.htm

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Williamson 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 Williamson County:

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Williamson County:

Civil War Battle
The following Civil War battles were fought in Williamson County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Tennessee.

World War I
Hollingsworth, Patricia Merrill. World War I Draft Registration Cards: Williamson County, Tennessee. Mt. Sterling, Ky.: P.M. Hollingsworth, 2006. FHL US/CAN Book 976.856 M28h.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Unites States Passport Applications are available from 1795-1925 - indexed at FamilySearch

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Williamson County click on the following cities or towns:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

The Williamson County Public Library has created an Obituary Database. There are nearly 45,000 records in this database and has been organized alphabetically by the surname of the deceased. The data fields in the index include last name, first name, year, month, and day of death, newspaper name, location of the source newspaper, an abbreviated version of the obituary text, full name, and the newspaper date. Click on the View Obituary link to read the full text of the obituary, if it is available.

Note there are two links, one if you are in or outside of the library. Please click on the appropriate link to access this database.

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Voters Lists

  • Craighead, Sandra G. "1867 Voters List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Abstract of the Franklin Review Appeal, 14 June 1867; includes white and black voters.
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 Williamson County Court has responsibility for the probate records. Many probate records are held by the Williamson County Archives.

Online Records


The organization Strictly By Name providesonline indexes to early Williamson County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1825-1834 - Hays, [Mrs. Felix Burnard] and Hellen Davis Duke. Williamson County, Tennessee Will Book. 2 volumes. (No publication information.) These indexed books include only Will Books Volume 4 (1825-1830) and Volume 5 (1831-1834). (FHL book 976.856 P2h, v. 4-5.)
  • 1838-1855 - Lynch, Louise Gillespie. Record Book, Letters of Administration. Franklin, Tennessee: Lynch, 1971. Indexed. (FHL book 976.856 P2LL.)
  • Lynch, Louise Gillespie. Williamson County Tennessee Miscellaneous Records. 5 volumes. (Franklin, Tennessee: L.G. Lynch), 1973-1984. This indexed book includes court records, probate records, land and property records, and records pertaining to slaves. The range of dates varies by record. (FHL book 976.856 P2L v. 1-6.)
  • 1800-1818- -Lynch, Louise Gillespie. Williamson County, Tennessee: Wills and Inventories, Book I & II, 1800-1818. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1992. Indexed. (FHL book 976.856 P2LLg.)
  • 1800-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Williamson County, Tennessee, Wills and Administrations 1800 to 1861: An Index. Nashville, Tennessee: B. Sistler, 1989. (FHL book 976.856 P22s.)
  • 1800-1825 - Strictly By Name (see above).

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Original tax records for Williamson County

  • 1800-1963 - Williamson County Tax Records, 1800-1963. Nashville: TSLA.Manuscript. On 43 microfilm reels FHL 456076

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1789 Cumberland Settlements, Tax List, 1789, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 1990). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • 1800-1813, 1809 - Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1810. Cites Williamson County Tax Receipts 1809 and Lynch's publication as sources.
  • 1800-1813 - Lynch, Louis G. Tax Book 1, Williamson County, Tennessee, 1800-1813. Franklin, Tenn.: Louise Gillespie Lynch, 1971. FHL 976.856 R4w
  • 1801, 1806, 1810, 1815 Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Ill.: B. & B. Sistler, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4s. Includes 1801, 1806, 1810, and 1815 tax lists.
  • 1805 - O'Hara, Virginia. "Williamson County, Tennessee Tax List-1805," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Jan. 1962):26-27; Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 1962):65-69; Vol. 9, No. 3 (July 1962):88-91. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • 1809 Williamson County. Tax Receipts, 1809. TSLA, Record Group 37, Miscellaneous County Records, Box 5, Folder 32.
  • 1814 - "Direct Federal Tax-Delinquent Property Owners Listed for 1814," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Fall 1996):115-120. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. Includes Williamson County.
  • 1816 Tax List, 1816, Genealogical Reference Builders Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Aug. 1971).
  • 1817 "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. Includes Williamson County.
  • 1860 Slave Holders in 1860 Tax Book, Williamson County Historical Society Journal, Issue 31 (2000).
  • 1867 Craighead, Sandra G. "1867 Voters List," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Abstract of the Franklin ReviewAppeal, 14 June 1867; includes white and black voters.
  • 1871 Property Tax, 1871, Williamson County Historical Society Journal, Issue 31 (2000).

An interesting article about social class in nineteenth-century Williamson County, based on tax records, was published in 1996:

  • Wealth in 19th Century, Tax Records, 1837-70, Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy & History, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Winter 1996). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online indexes and Records


Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1783-1870 - 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. FHL Book 976.8 V2t Includes names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for this county.
  • 1800-1837'Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1988. FHL 976.8 V2sb v. 2 Indexes of brides, grooms, marriage or marriage bond dates for this county for specified years.
  • 1804-1850 - Marriages of Williamson County, Tennessee, 1804-1850. FH Book 976.856 V2w

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FamilySearch Books Online

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Williamson County Archives
Located at the Old Library at Five Points in downtown Franklin where Highway 431 and Highway 31 meet
P. O. Box 1006
Franklin, TN 37065-1006
615-790-5462
Website

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.

  • Franklin Tennessee Family History Center
    1100 Gray Fox Ln.
    Franklin, TN
    615-794-4251
    Website

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
615-595-1246 ext 1
Email: SPCOLL@williamson-tn.org
Website

for queries 'See Special Collections' on Library webpage for local databases. Website includes an alphabetical list of family histories

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Williamson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 71
Franklin, TN 37065
E-mail: info@historicfranklin.com
Website.

Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County
P. O. Box 723
Franklin, TN 37065
E-mail: info@histricfranklin.com
Website

The Heritage Foundation was formed in 1967 to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson county, and to promote the ongoing economic revitilization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Williamson County has three very active chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Sam Davis Camp no. 1293 of Brentwood, Tennessee. ::This Chapter has an online newsletter
Captain E.D. Baxter Camp 2034 of Fairview, Tennessee. This chapter has online newsletters
Tod Carter Camp no. 864. of the city of Franklin, Tennessee.

Website


Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
Webbsite

The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Williamson 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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Williamson County, courtesy: TSLA. (Identifies published county histories, published local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
  • "Searching for Williamson County Ancestors," The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall 1993). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Williamson.

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. Wikipedia contributors, "Williamson, Tennessee" in wikipedia accessed 09 Jan 2019
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  5. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804.
  9. "Hugh Williamson," Wikipedia.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at Media:Igitennessees.pdf.
  11. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  12. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  14. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  15. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  16. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  17. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at PDF.