Fentress County, Tennessee
Genealogy

 

Fentress County was formed in 1823 from lands in the Eastern part of Overton County in addition to Morgan, and White counties. It is bordered by, Overton, Pickett, Scott, Morgan and Cumberland Counties. Named for Hon. James Fentress, Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tennessee. There was a courthouse fire in 1905 and many County records were destroyed. Coal mining, lumber, farming and oil drilling were early industries.

Photo about 1910 - Contributed by Jane Crowley

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Court Clerk
Fentress County Courthouse
P. O. Box 699
Jamestown, TN 38556-0699
Ph:615-879-7919
Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1914, with general compliance achieved by the early 1920s. Some earlier attempts were also made at recording these events, though they are fragmented. Marriages have been recorded on a county basis since as early as 1778, though many counties are incomplete or missing until as late as the 1850s.
For births and deaths between 1 July 1908 and 30 June 1912, and after 1 January 1914; and for marriages after 1945, write:
TennesseeVital Records
Central Services Bldg. 1st Floor
421 Fifth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

York's Fentress County Tennessee database of over 351,000 individuals linked
to Fentress County is now available on Rootsweb.com at the following URL:
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bruceyork
It does not give names and data on the living, but will be a great resource
for those searching their Fentress County roots. Bruce E. York has spent
nearly over 15 years developing the database as a community service to Fentress, Overton and Pickett
Counties. It includes information from every Fentress County census (1830 to
1930), the 1987 History of Fentress County, two cemetery books, marriage
book, other published genealogies, and much information contributed by other
Fentress County researchers. The information is downloadable (gedcom).
Bruce encourages corrections and additions. You may reach Bruce by email:
bruceyork1243@yahoo.com, telephone at  765-825-3003 or 931-310-0294,by mail at: 
1217 Ranch Road, Connersville,IN 47331.


 ACCOMMODATIONS

Jordan Motel
2904 South York Highway
Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone 931-879-4421

   

 BIOGRAPHIES

Sergeant YORK and His People 

 Benjamin Stratton BARTON

 Champ FERGUSON

 Ephraim CRABTREE

   

BIBLES

 

 FRANKLIN Family Bible

 

 BOOKS

History of Fentress County, Tennessee:
the old home of Mark Twain's ancestors


by, Albert Ross Hogue
Published by Williams Printing Co., Nashville, Tenn., 1916 

 Books for sale by the Fentress County Historical Society

 

 

 

 


 BUSINESS

National Register of Historic Places listings in Fentress County, Tennessee

 

Pig Card Game at Forbus General Store 


 CEMETERIES

 Allardt Cemetery

 Barger Cemetery

 Beaty Cemetery

 Blair Cemetery

Campground Cemetery 

Christian Cemetery 

 Copley Cemetery

 Crockett Cemetery AKA East Jamestown Cemetery

 Dirt Rockhouse Cemetery

 Fellowship Cemetery

 Franklin Cemetery

 Frogge Chapel Cemetery 

 Goney Cemetery

 Gunter Cemetery

 

 Jamestown City Cemetery

Livingston Cemetery 

Midway Baptist Cemetery 

 Mt. Gilead Methodist Church Cemetery

 Nash Cemetery

Potter Cemetery

 Sells Cemetery

 Sharp Cemetery

Spring Chapel Cemetery 

 Stockton Cemetery

Terry Cemetery

Wilder Cemetery 

Winningham Cemetery

Wolf River Cemetery 

Wood Cemetery

Fentress County Cemeteries on Find-A-Grave

 Wright - Enoch Wright Cemetery

 


 CENSUS

 The 1830 Fentress County Census

 

 The 1833 Fentress County Tax List

1840 Census of Pensioners - Military

An Offsite Link 

   

 1840 Fentress County Census

 1850 Fentress County Census

 1860 Fentress County Census

 

CENSUS

A list of questions asked on each census

 

 1880 Fentress County Census

 1880 Census

An Offlink Site

 1890 Fentress Civil War Veterans Census

 Census Online - Links to Online Census Records

Offsite Link by Mark Reed

 Census Online - Tennessee

Offsite Link by Mark Reed

 Electronic census spreadsheets

An Off Site Link

 CHURCHES

 Clear Creek

 

 

 CIVIL WAR

 

Roster of Ferguson's Independent Company of Kentucky and Tennessee Cavalry, CSA

An offsite link

 Letters from Sergeant James Forrester Parrott of the 28th Consolidated Infantry to
his wife, Mahala Bowman Parrott

 

Tennessee Civil War GIS Project

 

 Tennessee in the Civil War

Civil War Battles in Tennessee

Civil War Sourcebook

TN State Library and Archives

Home Guards lead to post Civil War feuds in Fentress County, TN

Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee

TN State Library and Archives


COURT RELATED

 Historical Collections of Tennessee

 County Addresses For Fentress County, Tennessee

 Private Acts
of
Fentress County, Tennessee


 DEATHS

Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records
1914 - 1919
 

An Off Site Link

 Fentress County Deaths

1914-1925

A link from TN State Library & Archives

   Jennings Funeral Homes

Earlier known as Jamestown Funeral Home & Looper and Qualls Funeral Home

Various Early Fentress County Death Certificates with Links to Actual Images 

 Korean War Causualties for Fentress County

Transcribed by Brenda

Fentress County, TN Death Records
March 1905-Nov 1958

Copied by Wilma Gibson
Microfilm Roll #A-5470

 DEEDS

ANDERSON-VOILES Deed, 1887 

 BUCK-HICKS Deed, 1834

 GERNT-HICKS Deed, 1927

POTTER Deed, 1894 

 POTTER Deed, 1895

 
 

 STEPP - SMITH Deed, 1883

 Current Real Estate Assesment Data


DISASTERS

Tornados in Fentress County 

 

 Epidemics in the United States


EDUCATION

 

Miss PUCKETT - 4th and 5th Grade Teacher at Wilder - 1921

School in Byrdstown in the year 1924 and 1925 

1925-26 Felton Aldin School group Jamestown TN

Submitted by Ron Bicknell

 

 

 

 

 

 FAMILY

All Off Site Links

 Alvin C. YORK

 DELK Family

 BEATY Family Page

 

 CRABTREE Family

 

 John R. HOGUE

 FRANKLIN, SMITH, MEANS, STEPHANS, BEATY, WINNINGHAM, SELLS, CRAVENS, DAVIS, COOPER, LINDER and BOWDEN

Davie CROCKETT

 A LOT of Fentress Families

 Fentress County on Facebook

 SHARP, BLAKE, DELK, STEWART, DOSS, ADKINS, HUCKABY


 MAPS

 A current map of Fentress County

 1895 Map of Fentress County

 Maps by Charles Reeves

 TNGenWeb Goodspeed’s 1886 Tennessee Map
Showing Early Settlements, Forts, Battle Grounds, Stands, and Stations

 Map of Wilder, Tennessee

An Offsite Link

 Map of Davidson, Tennessee

An Offsite Link

 Map of Wilder, Davidson, & Winton, TN

An offsite link

1888 Map of Fentress County

 

 MARRIAGES

 Various Marriages of Fentress County, Tennessee with actual images

New!

Marriages from the Gazette Newspaper

1891 - 1900 Marriages of Fentress County


 NEWSPAPERS

 Abstracts from Tennessee Newspapers

An Offsite Link

 Early Newspaper Project

Mainly Overton County but does include Fentress County

 Scanned Obituaries for Fentress County Folks

 Scanned newspaper accounts of families in 1948

 Early Obituaries

Provided by Paul W. Lemaster

 Recent Obituaries from THE LAKE CUMBERLAND NEWS

 Fentress County TN Obituaries from the Christian Advocate

Fentress Courrier

 

ORGANIZATIONS

 Fentress County Historical Society

 Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

Regional Economic Developement

Great Pictures!

 

PENSIONS

 Andrew BEATY, Revolutionary War
Pension Application

 John HOOD, Revolutionary War Pension
Application

  George HELM, Revolutionary War
Pension Application

James JOHNSON, Revolutionary War Pension Application 

   

PHOTOGRAPHS

ASBERRY Family Portrait

 Hiram Cyrus BEATY (in his coffin) 

 Lonnie Beckam BERTRAM Family

 George & Martha BROWN

 Jane (BERTRAM) and Elijah BROWN Family

 Fentress Coal and Coke Comapany

An Offsite Link

 Otto & Arthur DELK

 Harp and Pointers Store in Algood

An Offsite Link

  Obituary of Lydia Ann (BUCK) SMITH

 Fentress County Family Photos

 Unknown YORK Photo

 

??Unknown Photo Page??

Do you know who these people are?


PLACES

 Post Offices Past and Present of Fentress County, Tennessee

 Discover every nook and cranny in Fentress County

 Tennessee Communities

An Off Site Link

Wilder, Fentress County. Tennessee - Then (1930) and Now (1960)

 Banner-Roslin Community

 Fentress County Post Offices in 1894

Century Farms in Fentress County 

 

 Historic Rural African-American Churches in Tennessee, 1850-1970

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 Wilder

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

An Offsite Link

POSTCARDS

Alvin C. York Home 

Parson Piles Store, Wolf River, Tennessee

Contributed by: Natalie Garrison

 R.C. Piles Store at Pall Mall, Tennessee

Contributed by: Natalie Garrison

 Baptist Church

Contributed by Clark Fulton

 Fentress County Courthouse

Contributed by Clark Fulton
 

 Street Scene in Jamestown #1

Contributed by Clark Fulton 

 

 Street Scene in Jamestown #2

Contributed by Clark Fulton 

York Institute

Contributed by Clark Fulton 

 WAR

 



 WWI Veterans of Fentress County



 MISC. FENTRESS CO. INFORMATION

 

Recreation & History in Fentress County

  Tennessee State Library

Resources Available for Fentress County

Fentress County Chamber of Commerce 

 Fentress County Sheriff's Department

 BIGFOOT sited in Jamestown!


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