Bradley County, TN
Chancery Court Case Files Index
1880 - 1900

Submitted by: Barbara Fagan ~ Cleveland Public Library

(Attention:  A Name and File Number DO NOT indicate the case is particularly about that name,
rather it indicates ONLY that the Name is found SOMEWHERE in the file of the case.)



This is an index to original Bradley County, Tennessee Chancery Court case files stored at the History Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. This index includes the names of principal parties, witnesses, officers of the court and individuals mentioned in testimony.

A file number and a brief description of the case follow each name. Individuals making a deposition (giving testimony) are listed in the index with a (d) following their names. In some instances files are incomplete making it impossible to determine the actual file number of a case. In order to include those cases in this work, they were assigned a number followed by the letter "z". A few cases heard in the County Court are included in this index. The letters "CC" preceding the file number identifies them.


The Chancery Court is a court of equity. Property disputes, estate settlements, debts and divorces are examples of the kinds of cases heard by the Chancellor, the court's presiding judge. Historical and genealogical researchers will find a wealth of information in these files. They present a social history of Bradley County and bring this time period to life as no other source available to us can.

The History Branch is unable to accept requests to photocopy case files. You are invited to visit the History Branch and Archives, 833 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37311 or the Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243 to view the files on microfilm.
Alphabetical Index
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, QR, S, T, UV, W, XYZ

File Number Index

(Attention:  A Name and File Number DO NOT indicate the case is particularly about that name,
rather it indicates ONLY that the Name is found SOMEWHERE in the file of the case.)