Published Records for Grundy County TN

Census Record Sources

1850 U.S. census, Grundy County, Tennessee.  John F. Schunk. (editor) (S-K Publications, 1987).  A photographic copy of the entire census, with a surname index added.  This version of the 1850 census is useful because you can see the original handwriting of the census taker.

United States census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1850.  Norma Hobbs.  (Dunlap, Tenn., 1986).  A transcription of each entry from the 1850 census.

United States census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1860.  Mae K. Wilhelm.  (Dunlap, Tenn: Goins & Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1988?).  A transcription of each entry from the 1870 census.

United States census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1870.  Norma Hobbs.  (Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins & Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1989?).  A transcription of each entry from the 1870 census.

United States census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1880.  Norma Hobbs. (Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins & Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1994?).  A transcription of each entry from the 1880 census.

United States census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1900.  Mae K. Wilhelm.  (Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins & Hobbs Genealogy Service, 1987?).  A transcription of each entry from the 1900 census, including most of the detailed information such as month and year of birth, years married, number of children, and birth state of parents.

United States census, Grundy County, Tennessee, 1910.  Norma Hobbs.  (Dunlap, Tenn.: Goins & Hobbs Genealogy Service, n.d.).  A transcription of each entry from the 1900 census, including detailed information similar to 1900 transcription.

Grundy County, Tennessee, Special Census Records 1850-1880Charles A. Sherrill.  (Nashville: privately printed, 1996.)  Includes the agricultural census showing the crops & animals on each farm, slave schedules, mortality schedules detailing deaths in the census year, and industrial schedules describing businesses in the county.

Franklin County, Tennessee in the year 1840 : featuring the 1840 census with abstracts of the 1840 court minutes and deeds.  Judy Henley Phillips (J.H. Phillips, 1985.)  Includes that portion of Franklin County which was cut off into Grundy in 1844. 

Cemetery and Death Record Sources

Tombstone inscriptions of Grundy County, Tennessee.  Charles A. Sherrill.  (Euclid, Ohio: privately printed, 1977, revised 1986).  A listing of tombstones (including dates, etc.)  Grundy County's 67 public and private cemeteries, with a surname index.  In the largest cemeteries, only stones with death dates prior to 1950 are listed.

A guide to the City Cemetery.  Ladies Memorial Association.  (Tracy City, Tenn., ca. 1995). A listing of graves in the Tracy City Cemetery, including dates and other information from the tombstones.  Arranged alphabetically, but indicating the section and lot where the grave is located.

Death certificates of Grundy County, Tennessee ... including death certificates 1908-1925 and selected newspaper death notices 1893-1914.  Charles A. Sherrill (Cleveland, Tenn.: Southeastern Front, 1991).  Includes data on every recorded death in the county 1908-1925.  Provides name, dates of birth and death, place of birth, parents' names, cause of death, place of burial.  Obituaries are scattered because few copies of early Grundy newspapers survived.  Contains a full name index.

Grundy County, Tennessee, records: information taken from the unfinished W.P.A. records.  (Signal Mtn., Tenn.: Mountain Press, ca. 1992).  Primarily cemetery records from 19 cemeteries, as copied by federal workers about 1940.  Also contains five pages of church records, nearly all from the 1930s.

Obituaries of Grundy County, Tennessee.  Mae K. Wilhelm (1986).  Contains newspaper obituaries from the 1980s.

John Armfield and Beersheba Springs.  Isabel Howell (Beersheba Springs Historical Society, 1983). Reprinted article from a Tennessee Historical Quarterly of 1944, including a selected bibliography of sources.

Grundy County, 1946-60: a chronology.  James L. Nicholson, editor.  (Altamont: Grundy County Herald, 1977).

Wills and Estate Record Sources

Grundy County Tennessee wills and estates 1844-1900.  Charles A. Sherrill. (Chattanooga: privately printed, 1986).  Although some of the will books for Grundy County were apparently destroyed long ago, those that remain are abstracted here.  Also includes settlements, administrators' and guardians ' appointments and other relevant material from will books and other records.  Full name index. 

Marriage Record Sources

Grundy County, Tennessee, marriages 1844 to 1880Charles A. Sherrill (Cleveland, Ohio: privately printed, 1984).  Abstracts all the recorded marriages, plus additional information from marriage bonds and licenses formerly stored in the attic of the Grundy County courthouse (destroyed by fire in 1990).  Full name index.

Grundy County marriage records 1844-1968 (in 8 volumes).  John E. Sweeton.  (Tullahoma, Tenn., ca. 1990).  These 8 volumes contain abstracts of all recorded marriages during the period.  Surname index in each volume.

Grundy County, Tennessee, Earliest Deeds 1852-1867Charles A. Sherrill  (Nashville: privately printed, 1996).  Abstracts of deeds, slave sales, estate land divisions.  Includes early maps and Altamont town lots. 

General History and Biography Sources

Memorial and biographical record ... of the Cumberland region of Tennessee (Chicago: Ogle & Co., 1898; reprinted by Southern Historical Press, 1980)  Includes biographical sketches of Grundy County men, as well as many from surrounding counties.  The reprint has an excellent every-name index.

Grundy County by Nicholson, James (Memphis: Memphis State University Press, 1982).  Part of the Tennessee County History series, this slender volume offers an excellent general history of the county.  You probably won't find your ancestors listed herein, but you will find a wealth of information about the place and times they lived in.

Homecoming '86 history of the Elk River valley (Pelham valley) of Grundy County, TN.  Arlene Bean and Janelle Coats (compilers)(Manchester, Tenn.: Beaver Press, 1986).  Local history c entering on the Pelham area.  Includes genealogical information on many area families.  Partially indexed by surname.

Sweet days, precious memories: a brief history of the Hixson-Skymont community.  Patricia G. Lane(Knoxville: U.T. Anthropology Dept., 1984).

Reminiscence: senior citizens of Tracy City. (Tracy City: Grundy County Historical Society, 1990). Interviews conducted by Renice Curtis for the historical society.

Pioneer days, Pelham, Tennessee, Grundy County.  Henrietta Bowden Ray (1983).  26 pages of historical information, most of this was reprinted in the Bean-Coats book listed above.

Forgotten colony. David E. Clayton (Swiss-American Historical Society, 1971?).  Historical information about Gruetli, Tennessee, and its early Swiss settlers.

Beersheba Springs: 150 years, 1833-1983: a history and celebration.  Margaret Brown Coppinger (Beersheba Springs Historical Society, 1983)

A special thanks goes to Charles Sherrill for supplying this list.  Thanks Chuck!