Hancock County, TN

                                                             

                                                                            Old Hancock County records

This reel is labeled "Court Case Files, Miscellaneous" & "Court Case Files, Addendum" Years, 1887-1931, with a 1831 case included as well.

 

Anyone who has researched in Hancock County, TN knows that Hancock was burned twice, once in the 1880's and again in the 1930's.

There are not a lot of early records to help in your research except for the census records, deeds that start from 1879 and Chancery Court minutes that start from 1870, until now!!!

A few court cases did survive and were microfilmed by the LDS in last part of 2002.

Keep in mind that every court case is not there and that the ones that are may not be complete.

These chancery cases represent only a hand full of cases that went through the Hancock County Courts.

 

You can order the microfilm of these records through your local LDS Family Search research centers and view them there or you maybe able to do a loan through your library from the  Tennessee State Archives. I am not sure if the Tennessee State Archives will do a look up and copy for you since they do not appear to have an index, and the Archives do charge a fee for searching and copying. You can email them and ask if this is something they will do.

 

I have started an index for these records and I sincerely hope that it will help in your research.

I do not know anymore about them than what I have on the index; I have tried to indicate how long the cases are so that you have an idea. I have usually indicated if the case is over 10 pgs, with the letters OTP (over ten pages).

 

*Please note: I tried to keep the names just as they were on the court case folder but errors are possible.

 

The index is done according to the order that the cases are in on the microfilm from the Tennessee State Archives, I have indicated the microfilm reel # to help you.

Microfilm reel # B1832, Tennessee State Archives.

 

If this index is helpful and you copy your ancestors case please consider donating a small extraction or the whole case to this site so that maybe others will benefit.

 

This index only covers years 1867-1931, there are more records (up to the 1930's) and I will add to the index as my time allows.

 

If this index  is helpful to you please drop me a line (email) and let me know, as I am very curious!!!

 

 

 

This reel is labeled "Court Case Files, Miscellaneous" & "Court Case Files, Addendum"

 

FISHER, JANE & MARY VS  DEAN, MILLER 1887 LAND DISPUTE OPT (VERY LONG)
HOPKINS, JOHN & WIFE VS  JARVIS, ROY F 1887 ESTATE SETTLEMENT
BYRD/BIRD, LEWIS   VS  PERRY, JAMES 1831 LAND    
JARVIS, L.M.   VS. BROOKS, JOSEPH 1888 DEBT   OTP
FIELDS, SHADE   VS. HORTON, HIRAM 1888 LAND    
BROOKS, JOSEPH & WIFE VS. COBB, THOMAS & SEAL, W.B. 1889 DEBT    
Debond, F L     VS. Debond, Mary J   1889      
COWAN & MCCLUNG VS. TESTERMAN, M.A. 1890 DEBT   OTP (LONG)
STATE OF TENNESSEE ETAL. VS. Collins, Vardy Jr. Etal 1890 TAXES    
STATE OF TENNESSEE ETAL.     VS. Wallen, Mary etal   1890 TAXES    
Garber, G     VS. Kyle, R   1891 Land Dispute    
NICHOLS, JOSIAH   VS. GREEN, DAVID L. 1891 DEED of CONVEYANCE    
BURK, MAX   VS MYRES, CORDIA 1892 LAND   OTP
JOHNSON, E.S. & WIFE VS. CAMPBELL, I.W. ETAL. 1892 LAND   OTP (LONG)
SURGENER, FRANCIS VS SURGENER, JOHN 1892 DIVORCE    
CARR, JOHN   VS. CARR, NANCY 1893 DIVORCE    
STEWARD,  EMALINE VS. BELL, BURDINE 1893      
ANDERSON, W.P. ET AL. VS COLLINS, ARDILL ETAL. 1895 LAND    
LEGERE, NEWTON   VS GREENE, S.D. 1897 LAND   OTP (LONG)
SEAL, JAMES   VS. BUNCH, SALLIE 1897 LAND   OTP (LONG)
SEAL, W.G.   VS. RILEY, PATRICK ETAL. 1897 LAND   OTP (LONG)
CATRON, E P           1898 GUARDIAN    
PETERS, J.P.   VS. BECKLER, W.P. 1899 LAND   OTP
DRINNON, J.L. ADMR. VS DRINNON, MOLLIE E. MOLLIE E. ETAL. 1900 LAND   OTP (LONG)
FIELDS, WILBURN   VS FIELDS, ELIAS 1900 LAND   OTP (LONG)
HAYES, N.B., ETAL.   VS. WOLFENBARGER, M.G. 1900 LAND    
DELP, ORVELL   VS. DELP, HIRAM 1901 DEBT    
PARKEY, R.L.   VS. COLEMAN, A.M 1900 CIVIL SUIT   OTP (LONG)
TRENT, C.F. & W.B.   VS.  FUGATE, CONRAD ETAL. 1902 ESTATE    
MORGAN, NANCY   VS MORGAN, LEE 1903 DIVORCE   OTP
MCFARLAND, LUTHINA VS. MCFARLAND, J. GREENE 1904 DIVORCE    
GREENE, J P     VS. WOLFE, GEO A   1908      
JOHNSON, AARON   VS. DEPEW, THOS. 1908 LAND    
COLEMAN, J S     VS. HORTEN, N P ETAL   1914      
KILGORE, H.H. ET AL. VS. HORTON, H.J. 1919 LAND    
THOMAS, OSCAR   VS. THOMAS, EDGAR 1919 LAND    
SURGENER, MAUDE   VS. SURGENER, J.H. ETAL. 1920 LAND   OTP
BEGLEY,  MARY J.   VS. HORTON, H.J.  1926 DEED   OTP
GREENE, DAVID   VS. LEWIS LUMBER CO. 1927 DEBT   OTP (LONG)
PARKEY, TYLER   VS. LAWSON, GRACE 1930 LAND   OTP
BOWLIN, LENA   VS BOWLIN, DANA 1931 DIVORCE   OTP
MISCELLANEOUS                 
BAKER, JOHN W       BAKER, ANDERSON     DEED    
TYLER, W H     VS BUTTRY, SARAH          

 

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