PUBLISHED RESOURCES
RELATED TO SUMNER CO. AND REGION

Compiled by Diane Payne



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Absher, Lee Alton, M.D. Some Early Settlers of Upper Sumner County, TN. Knoxville, TN: 1966. Includes early history of HOBDY, DURHAM, GILLESPIE, PERDUE, ABSHER, MATTOX, COCHRAN, and MAYES families in Sumner Co. This book can be found on the Sumner County TNGenWeb Page.
Albright, Edward Early History of Middle Tennessee Brandon Printing Comp., 1909
This book can be found on the Sumner County TNGenWeb Page.
Alderman, Pat One Heroic Hour at King's Mountain. Johnson City, TN: Overmountain Press, 1968, 2nd ed. 1990.
Allen, Penelope Johnson Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution. Originally published Bristol, TN: Tennessee Society, DAR, 1935; Reprinted Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1996. An index of the land warrants issued in TN for service in the Revolution from NC.
Anderson, James D. The Historic Blue Grass Line Nashville-Gallatin Interurban Railroad, Nashville:TN, 1913 A review of the places and events along the route of the Nashville-Gallatin Interurban Railway. Portions of this book can be found on the Sumner County TNGenWeb.
Anglea, Robert W. A Band of Angleas: A History of the Anglea, Angel, Angle, etc. Family. Gregath Pub., 1991. A Sumner County family. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives. A short synopsis is included in the Sumner County Family Album section under Angleas of Sumner County.
Armstrong, Zella Twenty-Four Hundred TN Pensioners; Revolutionary War & War of 1812. Originally published Chattanooga, TN: The Lookup Pub. Co., c.1937; Reprinted by Genealogical Pub.. Co., Inc., 1996. Lists all pensioners in TN from the wars mentioned.
Arnow, Harriet Simpson Flowering of the Cumberland. New York, NY: MacMillan, 1963. Includes references to Sumner people and a great picture of frontier life.
Arnow, Harriet Simpson Seedtime on the Cumberland. New York, NY: MacMillian, 1960. Includes references to Sumner people and a great picture of frontier life.
Ausbrooks, Erskine P. and Mrs. Henry Ausbrooks Ancestry. Includes early history of OSBROOKS family and descendants of Anthony OSBROOK. Alternate sp. include OSBROOKS, AUSBROOK, AUSBROOKS. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Bamman, Gale W., Spero, C.G., & Debbie W. Sumner County Tennessee Abstracts of Inventories, Settlements, and Guardian Accounts, Vol. A 1808-1821. 1984.
Bamman, Gale W., Spero, C.G., & Debbie W. Sumner County, Tennessee Probate Data, 1787-1821. 1984, 1990 repr. Abstracts of probate information from County Court Minutes. Indexed.
Bamman, Gale W., Spero, C.G., & Debbie W. Tennessee Divorces. Abstracts of divorces in TN from 1785 to 1858.
Barnes, Dovie, et. al. A Brief History of Cairo Community.
Gallatin, TN: Cairo Community Club, 1964.
12 pages. Available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Bate, Nora Turner. Edited by Velma Howell Brinkley Nuggets of Gold.
Jostens Printing & Publishing Division, 1999.
78 pages. Bate Family. African Americans in Sumner Co. TN. Available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Bauer, Roland The Morrises of Southern Illinois.
Collinsville, IL, 1996.
Includes the Morris family of Sumner Co. A short synopsis is included in the Sumner County Family Album section under Morris Family and Rider Family.
Beard, Richard, D. D. Brief Biographical Sketches of some of the Early Ministers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, published in 1867. The article about Rev. Francis Johnston can be found on the Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page.
The entire book can be fine on the Cumberland Pres. website
Bell, L. (Lily) C. (Cartwright) History of the Dickinson Road. Tennessee State Library and Archives, a 40 page booklet (also on microfilm). Information on the Goodlettsville area.

Biographical Directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Sumner County, Preliminary #32). Nashville, TN: TSLA, 1972. 100 pages.
Black, Mary H. The Blacks of Little Trammel abt. 1928. The information can be found in the Sumner County Family Album section under The Blacks of Little Trammel.
Bokum, H. The TN Handbook and Immigrant's Guide. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott & Co., 1868.
Bowen, Zoie Lynne Sumner County, Tennessee Bible Records Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1997.
Bowyer, John & Thurman, Claude The Annuals of Elder Horn: early life in the southwest. NY, 1930. Horn was a Sumner County minister and teacher.
Brackin, Henry, Jr., MD. The Brackin Family in the Southeastern United States. Nashville, TN: 1979. Collateral lines include the COLCLOUGH, GROVES, MCGLOTHLIN, SEARCY, and WALLACE Families. Genealogies of the Colclough, Groves, Searcy, and Brackin are included in the Sumner County Family Album.The History of Brackintown is included in the Sumner County Communities section. To order this book and other books by Mr. Brackin you can e-mail him at HBrackinjr@aol.com
Brigance, Albert Brigance Genealogy, Vol. 1 & 2. 1995. The two volumes includes 14,000 names of the descendants of the six Brigances who were part of the Cumberland Settlement prior to 1790. These six early settlers included David Brigance, George Stewart Brigance, Hugh Brigance, Jane (Brigance) Dyer, John Brigance, and William Brigance. Information on Brigance Cemeteries, Brigances in the Civil War and their migrations are included. To order contact: Albert H. Brigance, 278 Royal Oaks Drive, Maryville, TN 37801; Phone: (865) 982-0223, E-mail: brigancepublishing@msn.com.
Briley, T. W. Link Family1930. A Sumner County family. The information can be found in the Sumner County Family Album section under Link Family.
Brinkley, Velma Howell & Malone, Mary Huddleston. African-American life in Sumner County. Arcadia, 1998. 127 pages. African American social life and customs.
Brinkley, Velma Howell & Malone, Mary Huddleston. A Pictorial Journey into the Lives of African-Americans in Sumner County, TN, 1776-1996. Includes a variety of topics including Africans in American, Religious Life, Education, Government, Business, Music, Organizations, and more.
Brown, Charles Sidney Our Family: The Descendants of Leonard Brown. Privately published by the author, 1984. Traces descendants of Leonard and Sarah Kimbrow Brown from Caswell Co., NC to Sumner Co., TN. Included collateral surnames such as ANGLEA, AUSBROOKS, BRADLEY, BRIZENDINE, DORRIS, HODGES, MATTOX, MOYE, PERDUE among others. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Brown, Freddy Dance Steps. 1996. Historical steps from VA to Sumner Co., TN for Dance Brown (1776- 1860). Includes names AKINS, ALSUP, ANGLEA, BROWN, CALDWELL/COLWELL/ CULWELL, CARTER, CREASY, DORRIS, DOSS, DURHAM, DUFFER, FLIPPIN, GILLIAM, GREGORY, GRAVES, HARRIS, HAWKINS, HODGES, RIPPY, TUTTLE, WILLIAMS and WIX. Includes maps and pictures. Fully indexed, 300 pages. The home page for Freddy Brown is http://tnpride.com/browngen/default.htm
Burgner, Goldene F. North Carolina Land Grants in TN 1778-1791. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1981.
Burnett, J. J. Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 1995. (Reprint of 1919 edition.)
Carr, John. Early Times in Middle Tennessee. Originally published in 1857. Reprinted in 1984 by Mini-Histories, 5311 Indiana Ave., Nashville, TN. The book can be found on the Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page in the History of TN section. Carr was one of the earliest pioneers in Middle TN. His book is one of the few TN history books based on first-hand knowledge and experience of the writer.
Cimprich, John Slavery's End in Tennessee, 1861-1865. AL: University of AL Press, 1985. Examines roles and interactions among slaves, masters, Federals, Confederates, free blacks, etc. Includes the contribution of slaves to the end of slavery.
Cisco, Jay Guy Historic Sumner Co., Tennessee. Nashville TN: Folk-Keeling Printing Co., 1909. The book can be found on the Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page in the History of TN section. This book also includes genealogies of the BLEDSOE, CAGE, and DOUGLASS families, and genealogical notes on Sumner County families. Several of the families are included in the Sumner County Family Album.
Colella, Peggy Our Bones and Some Bakers. Privately printed. For more information contact Peggy at p_colella@juno.com.
Collier, David Precious Memories.Cumberland Printing Company, 1999. 145 pages, spiral bound. Interviews and misc. articles concerning mainly the Middle Tennessee counties of Macon, Sumner and Trousdale.
Crutchfield, James Early Times in the Cumberland Valley : From its Beginnings to 1800.1977. Nashville, TN. Has an index.
Culver, Joyce Escue Escue/Eskew/Askew
1999: privately printed by the author
Reference book only, and including all spellings all variations of Escue/Eskew/Esque/Escew/Askew/Ascue/Asque/Ayscue/Ayscough, and a few others. It including all states, and the names are alphabetical by state. Joyce contributed a short synopsis which is included in the Sumner County Family Album section under Escue/Eskew/Askew.
Delaney, Joseph D. A Historical Study of Rock Castle
Nashville, TN: THC, 1969.

Denning, M., Hunter, S., Stewart G., & Wilson, D. M. County Cousins. BARKERS, BENSONS, BUTTS, COOKS, HARRELLS, HOBDYS, HUNTERS, MAYES, PIRKLES, STEPHENS, WEBBS, WILSONS, etc. Includes Sumner, TN and Simpson & Allen Co., KY. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Denning, Mike The Denning Family and Allied Families. Available at Sumner Co. Archives.
Draper, Lyman Kings Mountain and Its Heroes The main source for all King's Mountain info.
Dryer, G.W. & Moore, J.T. Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1985.
Duke, Basil W. History of Morgan's Cavalry. Cincinnati: Miami Printing and Pub. Comp. Corner Bedinger St. and Miami Canal, 1867. This book has been published under the Civil War section of the Military Histories and Muster Rolls page.
Durham, Walter Before Tennessee: The Southwest Territory, 1790-1796. Piney Flats, Rocky Mount Historical Association, 1990. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter "Charles Cassedy, Early Nineteenth Century Tennessee Writer-Parts I & II," Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Vol. XXXVI, Nos. 3 and 4, 1977.
Durham, Walter College for this Community. Gallatin, TN: Sumner Co. Public Library Board, 1972. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter Daniel Smith, Frontier Statesman. Gallatin, TN: Sumner Co. Public Library Board, 1976. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter "First and Peoples Bank, An Old Aristocrat," Cumberland (Quarterly).
Durham, Walter The Great Leap Westward: A History of Sumner County, TN from Its Beginnings to 1805. Gallatin, TN: Sumner Co. Public Library Board, 1969. Reprinted in 1993. History of Sumner Co, TN. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter T., ed. A History of First United Methodist Church. Gallatin, TN, 1984.
Durham, Walter "How Say You, Senator Fowler?" Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Vol. XLII, No. 1, 1983.
Durham, Walter James Winchester, Tennessee Pioneer. Gallatin, TN: Sumner Co. Public Library Board, 1979. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter "James Winchester," Franklin County Historical Review. Vol. XX, No. 1, 1989.
Durham, Walter "James Winschester, The ILL- Started General of Sumner County," Cumberland (Quarterly). Vol. 2, No. 1, (Winter) 1978.
Durham, Walter "Kasper Mansker: Cumberland Frontiersman," Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Vol. XXX, No. 2, 1971. This article can be found online at http://www.mansker.org
Durham, Walter The Life of William Trousdale, Soldier, Statesman, Diplomat. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter, ed. "Mexican War Letter of George F. Crocket," Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. LIII, No. 2, 1994.
Durham, Walter "Morgan at Gallatin," Confederate Veteran. Vol. XXXIV, No. 5, (Nov.-Dec), 1986.
Durham, Walter Nashville the Occupied City. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter Old Sumner: A History of Sumner Co., 1805-1861. Gallatin, TN: Sumner Co. Public Library Board, 1972. Several articles from Mr. Durham's Old Sumner are published with permission under the Sumner County Communities section of the Sumner County TNGenWeb page. A number of muster rolls from the book are reproduced with permission on the Military Histories and Muster Rolls page.
Durham, Walter Rebellion Revisited, A History of Sumner County, Tennessee, From 1861-1870. Gallatin, TN: Sumner Co. Public Library Board, 1982. Reprinted 1999. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham, Walter Reluctant Partners--Nashville and the Union, July 1, 1863 to June 30, 1865. Nashville: Tennessee Historical Society, 1987. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives
Durham, Walter "Tennesee Countess," Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Vol. XXXIX, No. 3, 1980
Durham, Walter "Thomas Sharp Spencer, Man or Legend," Tennessee Historical Quarterly. Vol. XXXl, No. 3, 1972.
Durham, Walter Volunteer Forty-Niners Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1997. Tennesseans who went to California.
Durham, Walter "Westward with Anthony Bledsoe: The Life of an Overmountain Frontier Leader," Tennessee Historical Quarterly Vol. LIII, No.1, 1994.
Durham, Walter Wynnewood. Castalian Springs, TN: Bledsoe's Lick Historical Assn., Inc., 1994. A compilation of four articles he had previously published in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Volume XXXIII, Nos. 2, 3, and 4, 1974, and Volume XXXIV, No. 1, 1975.
Durham, W, Thomas, J. & Creasy, J. A Celebration of Houses Built Before 1900 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Gallatin, TN: Sumner County Historical Society, 1995. Photos of historic homes and structures in Sumner County, TN. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham W.& Thomas, J. A Pictorial History of Sumner County, Tennessee, 1796-1986. Gallatin, TN: Sumner County Historical Society, 1986 (3rd Printing). Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Durham W. & Thomas, J. Pictorial History of 18th & 19th Century Homes and Buildings. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Ellis, Willie M. Historic Rock Castle: A History of Hendersonville, TN and Surrounding Areas.
Hendersonville, TN: 1973.

Ferguson, E.L. Battle of Hartsville. Privately printed by the author. This book has been published with permission under the Civil War section of the Military Histories and Muster Rolls page.
Ferguson, E.L. Richland from Birth to Death. Privately printed by the author, 1975. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Ferguson, E. L. Sumner County in the Civil War,1972. This book has been published with permission under the Civil War section of the Military Histories and Muster Rolls page.
Fischer, Marjorie Hood Tennesseans before 1800: Davidson County 406 pp., 109,271 individuals indexed from all available pre-1800 sources. Available from Frontier Press, P.O. Box 3715, Galveston, TX 77552
Fischer, Marjorie Hood Tennesseans before 1800: Washington County 344 pp., 72,203 individuals indexed from all available pre-1800 sources. Available from Frontier Press, P.O. Box 3715, Galveston, TX 77552
Foster, A.. & Moore, John Tennessee the Volunteer State. 1923. 4 volumes
Freeland, Goldman Dewitt Memories of Oak Grove Reprinted with permission of the author under Sumner County Communities, Oak Grove page.
Freeman, Morris History of Connell Memorial Methodist Church. Published by the church, 1983. 15 page booklet. Another, earlier 15 page booklet was also published by the church in 1962.
Fulcher, Richard 1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements. Baltimore: Genealogy Pub. Co., Inc., 1987. Includes a section on Sumner Co.
Fulcher, Richard Guide to County Records and Genealogical Resources in TN, 1989. A guide to resources at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Fullerton, R.O. Place Names of TN. Nashville, TN: TN Dept. of Conservation, 1874.
Garrett, John Claude, Sr. & Henderson, Deborah Kelley. It is a Goodly Land. Privately printed by Mr. Garrett. Gives an excellent history of the western part of Sumner County and the town of Goodlettsville. Provides extensive sketches of the pioneer families and lists of soldiers from some of the wars.
Goodspeed. The Goodspeed Histories of Sumner, Smith, Macon, Trousdale, Counties of Tennessee. Columbia, TN: Rob Woodward & Stinson Printing Co., 1972. Originally published in 1887. Excerpts from Goodspeeds book can be found at the History of TN page.
Griffey, Irene M. John Armstrong's Entry Book October 21, 1783-May 25, 1784. Clarksville, TN: Privately published, 1993. Lists the early entries made for land in TN.
Griffey, Irene M. The Preemptors: Middle Tennessee's First Settlers. Clarksville, TN: Privately published, 1989.
Grime, J. H. History of Middle Tennessee Baptists Nashville, TN: 1902. Information from this book can be found on the Sumner County Churches page and the Sumner County Family Album.
Guild, Jo. C. Old Times in Tennessee. Originally published in 1878. Has been reprinted. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Harper-Wilson, Denise Rural Hamlets of Upper Sumner County: Fountain Head, Bucklodge, South Tunnel. Available at the Sumner County Archives. Several of Ms. Harper's articles are published with permission under the Sumner County Communities section of the Sumner County TNGenWeb page.
Hastings, Patricia Gilliam Into His Marvelous Light; The Minutes of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church 1841-1883.1988 Siloam Missionary Baptist Church was found in 1841 one year before Macon County was formed (therefore, for a year it sat in Sumner County).
Haywood, John The Civil and Political History of the State of TN from Its Earliest Settlements Up to the Year 1796. Knoxville, TN: Heiskill & Brown, 1823.
Henderson, Deborah K. History of Walnut Grove Church. Published by the author: 1982. 54 pages. Available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Hendrickson, Mrs. T. J. A Short History of Sumner County, 1786-1957. Gallatin, TN: Sumner County Public Library Board, 1958.
Herring, Daniel A History of Transportation in Tennessee. 1976. Available at the Tennessee State Library & Archives
Historical Records Survey Guide to Church Vital Statistics in TN. Nashville, TN: 1942.

History of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church (Sumner County, TN) 1984. 12 pp. Available at the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

History of Tennessee.Chicago & Nashville: 1887. Sumner Co., pp. 797-821; 848-929.

History of the First Baptist Church, Portland, TN: The First Seventy-Five Years, 1890-1965. Diamond Anniversary Celebration
Portland, TN: The church, 1965.
Available at the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
Honeycutt, Vergie M. TiWhoppetti "The Valley of Cool Water": Some Early History of the Millersville Area
Goodlettsville, TN: 1996, privately printed
Vergie M. Honeycutt
1106 Cartwright Circle North
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Excerpts reprinted with the authors permission on Sumner County Communities, Millersville
Hutchings, Janice & Hutchings, Terry. The History of the Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1843-1986.
Goodlettsville, the church, 1986.

Ikelman, Joy Leonard West (1760-1842) and descendants: A History of the West family in Sumner County, Tennessee, Simpson County, Kentucky, and Pueblo County, Colorado Longmont, CO: J. H. Ikelman, 1983.
Jackson, R.V. & Teeples, G. R. TN 1820 Census Index. Bountiful, UT: 1974.
Jackson, R.V. & Teeples, G.R. TN 1830 Census Index. Bountiful, UT: 1976.
Jackson, R.V. & others TN 1840 Census Index. Bountiful, UT: 1976.
Jackson, R.V. & others TN 1850 Census Index. Bountiful, UT: 1978.
Jackson, R.V. & Teeples, G.R. TN 1860 Census Index. Bountiful, UT: 1982-3.
Keen, E. James. "Highland Rim Keen & Kin" Newsletter published semi-annually (June & December) by the author. Features articles about northern Sumner County families. Contact E. James Keen for more information.
Kilgore & Scruggs One Step Further-13th District. Available at the Sumner County Archives.
Koltick, Lona Black My Colonial Ancestry.
Tennessee Valley Pub., 1999.
Covers the Gibson and Black families in VA, SC prior to the American Revolution and TN. Both families were early Sumner County settlers. Lona contributed a short synopsis which is included in the Sumner County Family Album section under The Black/McKain/Gibson Family.
Lester, Dee & Thomson Kenneth. Images of America Around Gallatin and Sumner County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing Co. Photographic history of early Gallatin and surrounding communities, its churches and schools, its businesses, and its people.
Lester, Dee & Thomson Kenneth. Images of America Around Gallatin and Sumner County Volume II. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing Co. Photographic history that continues into more recent years.
Lindsley, J.B., Military Annals of Tennessee. Nashville, TN: Lindsley & Co. History of units. List members of units.
Lowe, J. Mark Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2, 1859-1873. 2002. Covers the period of the Civil War and the earliest recording of marriages between former slaves. Marriages from Marriage Book 2, along with information from the loose original marriage records, and the marriage bond book is included. Order from under WillowBend Book website.
Lucas, S.E. 35000 TN Marriage Records and Bonds. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1978

Maple Hill Cemetery. Restoration of Maple Hill Cemetery, Inc., 1995. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Marsh, Helen & Timothy 1850 Mortality Schedule of Tennessee.TN: Marsh Historical Pub. 1982. Includes Sumner County. The Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page has the 1850 Sumner Co. TN Mortality Schedule online.
Marshall, Park A Life of William B. Bate: Citizen, Soldier & Statesman. Nashville, TN: Cumberland Press, 1908. 363 pages.
Matlock, J. W. L. History of the Methodist Church at Hendersonville, TN.
Hendersonville, TN: First Methodist Church, 1960.

McNamara, Billie R. Tennessee Land: Its Early History and Laws. Published by the author, 1997. Order from: PO Box 6764, Knoxville, TN 37914-0764 or available from Frontier Press.
Moore, Gilbertine Tyree Springs, A Memory
1972.
Available at the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
Morris, Eastin The Tennessee Gazetteer, published 1832. Excerpts from this book can be found on the Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page.
Moss, Bobby The Patriots at Kings Mountain. Scotia Hibernia Press, 1990. More complete and thoroughly reaseached than Draper's book.
Murray, Joyce Martin Sumner County, TN Deed Abstracts 1793-1805. 1988 Some records are before 1793, some as early as 1770's. Full name index.
Murray, Joyce Martin Sumner County, TN Deed Abstracts 1806-1817. 1988 Full name index.

"Old Sumner County Records," The Montgomery County Genealogical Journal (beg. with Vol. 1, No.1).
Owsley, Harriet, ed. Guide to the Processed Manuscripts of the Tennessee Historical Society. Nashville, TN: TN Historical Commission. TN Historical Society. TN State Library & Archives.
Patton, Juanita Land, Slaves and Other Courthouse Transactions, 1808-1863: Abstracts of Sumner County, Tennessee Records
Order from the Sumner County Archives

"Petitioners of Sumner County, Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 7, No.2 (1960), pp.38-39; Vol.. 7, No. 3, pp. 63-64; Vol. 9, No. 1 (1962), pp.10-11. Includes those petitioning to form Wilson County

Portrait of Hendersonville.
Hendersonville, TN: Chamber of Commerce.

Ransom, Judy Griffith "A still more excellent way" : Our journey of faith through time, First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee. The Church, 1999 162 pages. History of the First United Methodist Church.
Robinson, Fred RFD Bethpage. A brief account of Bethpage in the nineteen forties. With poetry By H. Henry Durham. The front cover has a picture of the old Durham store at Bransford. The back cover has a picture of Bethpage made about 1900. Inside are pictures of the Bethpage school before 1941 and the school that was in use in the 1940s. Pictures of the old brick Post Office and Bank building. Picture of the mail carriers W. H. Clemons, Lee Overton and Walter "Doc" Harper and postmaster C. W. White, the Central Garage in the 40s, Charley Hinton, Lily Seay (postmistress in the early 40s), Dr. W. W. Roark and others; stories about living conditions at the time and the Bethpage merchants and their customers. For more information contact Gertrude Tuttle at 6635 Old Hwy. 31-E, Bethpage, TN 37022-8209.
Robinson, Fred & Tuttle, Gertrude The Flemings of Bransford. The Fleming family of the 11th District of Sumner Co., TN from 1821-1995. 64 pages.
A Sumner County Family Album entry is also available for this family. See the entry "The Flemings of Bransford."
Roddy, Vernon The Lost Town of Bledsoeborough, TN. 1984. Established in 1797, the site of the town today is in the western edge of Smith Co., TN, 2 miles south of Dixon Springs.
Rollins, Richard, edited by Black Southerners in Gray: Essays on Afro Americans in Confederate Armies. Southern Heritage Press, 1994. Has a good chapter about Tennessee's Confederate pensions.
Sadler, Virginia "Bush Chapel Church of Christ," Gallatin Examiner, Feb.24, 1977, p. 30. Bush Chapel is located in Sumner County.
Sams, Parker C. Fighting Charles Reese Printed by author: 1301 Fox St., Findlay, OH 45840, 1996. 92pp. Includes name index. Is the story of Charles Reese b 1756 d. 1830 of Sumner County. His first wife, Nancy, was Cherokee Indian and his 2nd wife was Mary Desha.
Schweitzer, George, Ph.D., Sc.D. Tennessee Genealogical Research.Knoxville, TN: 1986. Contains a chapter on Sumner County.
Scoggins, Margaret. Banner of Peace and Cumberland Presbyterian Advocate: Abstracts of Marriage, Death, and Other Notices, 1843-1853 Poplar Bluff, MO: 1988. Includes Sumner County families.
Sherrill, Charles A. Reconstructed 1810 Tennessee Census Click here to view more information about the book. 1810 Flyer.
Sherrill, Charles A. and Tomye M. Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary, Volume 1, 1831-1850 Mt. Juliet, TN: no publisher, 1997. Inmates of the TN State Penitentiary 1831- 1850 can be online at http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/pubsvs/inmate1.htmThe book is out of print, obtain more information from the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
Sherrill, Charles A. and Tomye M. Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary, Volume II, 1850-1870 This volume covers records from 1850 through 1870, including more than 2,200 prisoners and their family members who are named in the original ledger volumes. During this period abolitionists, Confederate bushwhackers and Union army soldiers convicted by courts martial were among those who crowded the State Penitentiary. In addition, the regular complement of counterfeiters, horse thieves and murderers from across the state are also represented. For more information about the book please see this web page: www.angelfire.com/tn3/sherrill. You may also contact the author, Chuck Sherrill, by e-mail at: books4histry@cs.com.
Sherrill, Charles A. Tennesseans in Court: 2,500 Early Settlers found in Supreme Court Reports, 1791-1820.1999. Abstracts from hundreds of cases in the published reports of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Full name index. Available from the Tennessee State Library & Archives
Shrum, Shelta R. McCarter Sumner County, Tennessee Newspapers, Volume 1: 1820-1917 Ridge Runner Publications
240 pages. You can order this book from Ridge Runner Publications.
Shrum, Shelta R. McCarter & Betty C. Meadows Scott Sumner County, Tennessee Newspapers, Volume 2: 1860-1917 Ridge Runner Publications
You can order this book from Ridge Runner Publications.
Sistler, Byron 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, TN. Evanston, IL: Sistler & Assoc., 1978. Abstract. The Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page has the 1890 Sumner Co. TN Census online.
Sistler, Byron Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, IL: Sistler, 1977. The Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page has Early Sumner Co. TN Tax Lists online.
Sistler, Byron Tennesseans in the War of 1812. Nashville, TN: Sistler & Assoc., 1992.
Sistler, Byron & Sistler, Barbara 1880 Census Index.Nashville TN: Sistler & Assoc. 1980. In alphabetical format. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Sistler Byron & Sistler, Barbara Early Middle Tennessee Marriages, Vol. 1--Grooms, Vol. 2--Brides. Nashville, TN: Sistler & Assoc., c1988.
Sistler Byron & Sistler, Barbara TN Mortality Schedule, 1850, 1860, 1880. Nashville, TN: Sistler & Assoc., 1984. The Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page has the 1850 and 1860 Sumner Co. TN Mortality Schedule online.
Sistler, Byron & Sistler, Barbara Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville, TN: Sistler & Assoc., 1979. 2 volumes
Sistler, Byron & Sistler, Samuel Every Name Index to 18 Middle TN County Record Books. Nashville, TN: Sistler & Assoc., 1992.
Smith, Richard R. The Annals of Elder Horn: Early Life in the Southwest. NY: 1930. John W. Bowyer and Claude H. Thurman, eds.
Snider, M.C., & Yorgason, J.H. Sumner County, Tennessee Cemetery Records 1981. A list of Cemeteries, their Districts and online transcriptions and Cemetery Lookups are available on the Sumner County TNGenWeb page. The book has been reprinted. For ordering information contact McDowell Publications at 1-800-285-4075.
Sowell, Anne C. The Journey & Sojourn of the William Bowen Family of Mansker's Creek.
Hendersonville, TN: The author, 1989.
Available at the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
Spivey Moss Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Spurlock, E.S., & Stinson, E.W. Sumner County TN Marriages 1839-1875. 1985. About 7000 marriages, alphabetically by groom, with a bride index.
Stamper, Powell. A Century Plus Five Years: A History of the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville, TN From Its Beginning to 1974.
Nashville, TN: Carney Print. Co., 1975.

Stephenson, Wendell H. Isaac Franklin: Slave Trader & Planter of the Old South, with Plantation Records.
Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 1938.
368 pages. Reprinted in 1971 by P. Smith.
Sumner County Archives 1850 U.S. Census Sumner County, TN.
Sumner Co. Archives
Available for purchase or use at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Sumner County Archives 1860 U.S. Census Sumner County, TN.
Sumner County Archives, 1996.
Available for purchase or use at the Sumner County Archives.
Sumner County Archives 1870 U.S. Census Sumner County, TN.
Sumner County Archives, 1995
Available for purchase or use at the Sumner County Archives.
Sumner County Archives 1880 U.S. Census Sumner County, TN.
Sumner County Archives.
In neighborhood format. Available for use at the Sumner County Archives.
Sumner County Historical Society "Bits and Pieces" Newsletter
The Society publishes "Bits and Pieces," a newsletter mailed to all members twice yearly.
Takacs, Timothy L. City by the Lake, A History of Hendersonville, Tennessee, 1780 - 1969. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press Available at the Sumner County Archives. Click here to view the City by the Lake Table of Contents. Use your BACK KEY to return to the Sumner County GenWeb page. Mr. Takacs has provided "An Excerpt from the Foreword" and "A Review of Volume II", written by Jamie Clary, in the Sumner County Communities, Hendersonville section.

Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1985.
Tennessee Historical Society The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture. Nashville TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1998.

1837 Tennessee Volunteers Muster Rolls for Various Counties.Signal Mountain, TN: Institute of Historical Research, 1993. Information is taken directly from Doc. #34 by the 25th Congress, 2nd Sessions in a report from the War Dept. Book includes a group of militia called for by 5th House of Rep. Includes Sumner County.
Truesdale Trousdale Genealogy. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Tuttle, Gertrude Bethpage Lower Cemetery Order from Gertrude Tuttle, 6635 Old Hwy. 31-E, Bethpage, TN 37022. Proceeds go to the cemetery.
Tuttle, Gertrude Bethpage Upper Cemetery Order from Gertrude Tuttle, 6635 Old Hwy. 31-E, Bethpage, TN 37022. Proceeds go to the cemetery.
Tuttle, Gertrude Bradley Cemetery at Bransford Order from Gertrude Tuttle, 6635 Old Hwy. 31-E, Bethpage, TN 37022. Proceeds go to the cemetery. Gertrude has granted permission to reprint the cemetery on the Sumner Co. TNGenWeb page. View the Bradley Cemetery.

United Baptist Church of Christ, Station Camp, TN 1867 - Includes minutes and membership lists. See Sumner County Church Histories and Membership Lists for excerpts.
Vanderpool, Herbert C. History of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 1794-1976.
Nashville, TN: Parthenon Press, 1976.
Available at the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
Vincent, Danene Brown Descendants of Leonard & Sarah Kimbrough Brown. Privately printed, 2002 The book traces all nine of the known children of Leonard and Sarah Brown, many of whom lived and raised their families in Sumner County. The book is about 980+ pages in length and has 129 pages of photographs. For more information contact Danene at KeylimeD@cs.com

Volunteer Soldiers in the Cherokee War 1836-1839 Signal Mountain TN: Mountain Press, 1995. Includes soldiers from Tennessee.
Warden, Margaret The Saga of Fairvue, 1832-1977.
Nashville: The author, 1977.
40 pages.
Wells, Carol Sumner County Tennessee Court Minutes 1787-1805 & 1808-1810.
Whitley, E.R. Pioneers of Davidson Co., TN.
Whitley, E.R. Red River Settlers of Northern Montgomery, Robertson, and Sumner Counties, TN. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1980.
Whitley, E.R. Sumner County Tennessee Marriages 1787-1838. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981. About 4,000 marriages, including brides. Indexed.
Whitley, E.R. Summer County Tennessee Will Book 1 & 2 Abstracts, 1788-1842 Nashville: 1956. Will Transcriptions and Lookups are available on the Sumner County TNGenWeb page.
Whitley, E.R. Tennessee Genealogical Records: Records of Early Settlers from State and County Archives. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980. Includes 35 pages of Sumner Co., with some petitions and marriages.
Whyte, Karel L. Descendants of William Winchester.
Published by the author, 1989, Rev. 1997.
Karel contributed a short synopsis which is included in the Sumner County Family Album section under General James Winchester.
Wilson, Shirley Durham Family of Sumner Co, TN. Available at the Sumner Co. Archives.
Wilson, Shirley Sumner County TN Index to Loose Records 1786-1930 Richley Enterprises, 1988. Loose Record Lookups are available on the Sumner County TNGenWeb page.
Wilson, Shirley Sumner County Will Abstracts 1788-1882. Privately printed by the author, 1987 Will Transcriptions and Lookups are available on the Sumner County TNGenWeb page.
Wilson, Shirley Sumner County, Tennessee Bond Book, 1787-1835 Sumner Co. Archives, 1994. Includes bonds for marriages, estates, administration, apprenticeships, guardianships, titles of land, & emancipation of slaves, etc.
Worth, Ray Tennessee Cousins, A History of Tennessee People. Reprinted 1994. Includes Sumner County families.



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