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MaryCarol's

Weakley County

Tennessee


The IRIS is Tennessee State Flower
Iris "Good Looking" - from my Garden


Weakley County Genealogy & History

"Everyone has a leaf to add on the Family Tree"....M.C.

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This is a BIG website, a continual work in progress...come back often

My goal is to provide you real online research tools, along with a sprinkling of history and a little Down Home Country to feed your Southern Roots Soul. This is truly a Tennessee Volunteer web site, many kind Weakley County Cousins have volunteered materials and time over the years to make it what it is today. You will find LOTS of old photos. Whatever I have about your family is up on this website - PLEASE do not ask me to do your personal research!!!!

If you email me, please indicate something in subject line about Weakley Co. or I will think you are spam!!

Mary Carol
Your Volunteer Weakley County Coordinator 







In the SPOTLIGHT
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GREENFIELD, Tennessee - Huge collection of old photos represent entire county

Photo TOMBSTONE project  + NEW - Tombstones of our Fallen Warriors - Weakley County Soldiers from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam & Iraq.

SCHOOLS - Old Schools w/photos, Teachers and More

The MURPHY family - Weakley County's connection to the ill fated Donner Party of 1846-1847

TIDBITS and LINKS - Genealogy Trivia and Good Things To Know filled with household tips - links to other web sites to help you in your quest. NEW - BURMA SHAVE Road Signs

COMFORT FOODS - the foods that make you feel good - in honor of my women kinfolk

OLD TIMEY TALES - Personal stories about life and times in Weakley County.

TnGenWeb SEARCH ENGINE - includes all TnGenWeb counties - very good.

NEW - 1940 CENSUS - is now searchable - for free - on FamilySearch


 

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ONLINE RESEARCH SECTION
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SURNAMES Weakley County SURNAMES with Researchers - this is the heart of the website - find a cousin or two here! 
Old TOMBSTONES
 photo project
See your kinfolks tombstones - project in progress -come back often
Old TOMBSTONE  photo Project 
U.S.CENSUS 1830 ... 1840 ... 1850 ... 1860 ....1870 .....1880 lookups ... 1920... 1930  ....NEW 1940 ...
SLAVE SCHEDULES 1850 Slave Census  ..... 1860 Slave Census
MAPS of Weakley County 1836 ... 1860 ... 1870 ... 1880 ... 1920 
TAX LISTS 1842 Tax List - 1843 Tax List - - 1844 Tax List - -  1845 Tax List - -  1846 Tax List - - 1847 Tax List - - 1848 Tax List - - 1849 Tax List - - 1850 Tax List  - 1869 Tax List - 
DISEASES

EPIDEMICS

DISEASES - List of diseases with meanings.

EPIDEMICS - in U.S. 1657 - 1918

MORTALITY
SCHEDULES

1850 Weakley County - Name, age, sex, state born, month died and cause of death
1860 Weakley County
- Name, age, sex, state born, month died and cause of death
1880
Weakley County - Name, age, sex, state born, month died and cause of death
DEATH
CERTIFICATES
DEATH CERTIFICATES - on the LDS Family Search website - this takes you off this website - see photocopy of actual death certificate.
OLD NEWSPAPERS Cousin Martha's Abstracts of DRESDEN ENTERPRISE & early papers  - 1837-1907. Surnames in CAPS, easy to find your ancestors. A gold mine!
HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER TIDBITS
EARLY NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, from newspapers outside Weakley County, mentioning people from Weakley County - Even if your kinfolk are not here, makes for interesting reading!
MARRIAGES  1843-1854 Bride & Groom Index
Nov 1886-Jun 1893 Bride & Groom Index
June 1893 - Nov 1898 Bride & Groom Index
Nov 1898 - Dec 1903 Bride & Groom Index

Misc MARRIAGES

**Note - Ancestry.com has database of Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900 online - You will need to subscribe to Ancestry.com or connect to them at a library that subscribes.
OLD BIBLES   OLD BIBLES  - Old family bibles transcribed
GOODSPEED 1887
Weakley County section of GOODSPEED  This has biographies of early settlers. A-Z index
DEEDS & 
COURT RECORDS
old DEEDS and old COURT RECORDS
Occupant Entry Book
1820 Surveyor Grid
Land Occupant Entry INDEX  1827 -1833. Search surname Index & check out where your kinfolks lived on 1836 map - 1820 Surveryor Grid on Modern Day Weakley map
WILLS Transcribed old wills WILLS & Settlements
OBITS Obits of our ancestors OBITS
BRICK WALL see if anyone is searching for your kinfolks - MY BRICK WALL
POST OFFICES
OLD POST OFFICES of Weakley County
MURPHY FAMILY Weakley County's connection to the ill fated DONNER PARTY of 1846-47. 
Weakley List




Join the free TNWEAKLE-List
The list allows subscribers to share information and discuss Weakley County history & genealogy. To subscribe send a message to: TNWEAKLE-request@rootsweb.com with the word subscribe in the subject and body of the message.
free LOOKUPS We have great   LOOKUP  Volunteers for Census, Marriage, etc. Take a look
LDS Family Search
outside link to Family Search Wiki - scroll down to click on Weakley County



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A memorial to our Weakley County VETERANS
who have bravely served their Country - Lots of Photos
Click on a War below

REVOLUNTIONARY WAR CIVIL WAR WORLD WAR II
WAR of 1812 WORLD WAR I MODERN DAY WARRIORS
Post WWII - Korea - Vietnam - today

Send in photo of your VETERAN to MaryCarol



THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Life as it used to be....History...lots of old photos
Towns and Places of Weakley County

Greenfield has huge collection of old photos that represent all of Weakley County
Take a photo tour down memory lane
Dresden
Iris Festival
Martin
Trains -UTM
Greenfield
Lots of old photos
Sharon
Rose of Sharon
Dukedom FancyTown Gleason Crawley's Store
Hyndsver Flytown Jonesboro Mulberry
Catfight Public Wells
The public well
Gardner Ore Springs
Chestnut Glade Austin Springs
Palmersville

Please send info and old pix's of your Weakley town or place
If it is not here - means nobody sent anything in yet

MaryCarol



**Our OLD FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM**
Lots of old photos - we're right proud!

CLICK on Photo Album below

Pictures of Weakley County Ancestors


A

LITTLE

SOUTHERN 

COMFORT

 

 
Old Schools   SCHOOLS - Old Schools with photos, Teachers and More
The FAMILY FARM FARM LIFE - a Pictorial History of the Family Farm. 
Churches of Weakley  Visit our old CHURCHES  -- Histories and old photos - stained glass windows - Angels
Old Letters Letters from our Ancestors OLD LETTERS
Old Timey Tales
Personal STORIES Recalling life in Weakley County - a little down home country!
Folksy Tales about life on the family farm
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Tidbits and Links TIDBITS and LINKS - Genealogy Trivia, good things to know, great  Links to other Web Sites to help you on your Genealogy Quest.

Weakley County TODAY
Newspapers Online
DRESDEN ENTERPRISE - Keep up with what is going on in Weakley County Today.

WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS - Covers mostly the Martin area - UTM

Reunions-Gatherings Weakley County Cousins - post your upcoming FAMILY REUNIONS and Gatherings here.
PONDER A section that is constantly changing - Things to PONDER
Comfort Foods COMFORT FOODS - The foods that make you feel good - recipes -  by MaryCarol




REFERENCE SECTION
Libraries LIBRARIES of the area, hours open, who to contact
FREE Lookup Volunteers FREE LOOKUPS - We are very lucky to have such good Volunteers for Census, Marriage Records, Cemeteries, Pensions.....and more.  Remember to say Thank You.
Books BOOKS  and where to find them - relating to Weakley County.
New Queries Rootsweb provides format for submitting ALL QUERIES
TN State Archives
in Nashville
Lots of help here...They keep changing their email addy so just google it.
Weakley County Historical &   Genealogical Society Weakley County Historical & Genealogical Society, Dues are only $10.00 per year.  Great collection of Weakley County books and CD's available 



WEAKLEY COUSINS 
Web Sites &
WORLDCONNECT
Visit WEB SITES of other Weakley County Cousins
plus Weakley Cousins who have posted family trees to WORLDCONNECT
FAMILY TREES Post your family trees to the.. WORLD CONNECT  project...It's great!!




WEAKLEY COUNTY HISTORY


Weakley County was established October 21, 1823 from lands ceded by the Chickasaw Indians. Weakley County was named for Colonel Robert Weakley who was at the time Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate. Weakley County is located on the Plateau Slope of West Tennessee, one of the three "Grand Divisions". Weakley County is bordered on the north by the State of Kentucky, on the east by Henry County, on the South by Carroll and Gibson Counties, and on the west by Obion County. Dresden is the County Seat of Weakley County.

See PHOTOS of Colonel Robert Weakley & his wife

First Settlers of Weakley County

 1823 Legislative Petitions with names

Col. John A. Gardner's 4th of July 1876 Speech at Dresden



 Please visit our Good Neighbors

Obion County Carroll County Gibson County Henry County



Thank you RootsWeb/Ancestry for free webspace
 

ROOTSWEB

Weakley County Coordinator
MaryCarol


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Visitors since October 2001





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