Information about Hickman County, TN Marriages


The Hickman County Clerk has marriage records from 1868. The loss of marriage records prior to 1868 is due to a fire.

Address: 114 North Central Ave. Suite 2, Centerville, TN 37033
Phone: 931-729-2621

Old Marriage Records of Hickman County, Tennessee, Volume l compiled by Duck River Chapter, DAR. 1979. 296 pp. Soft back. Indexed.

This excellent volume is a compilation of marriages of both black and white citizens of Hickman Co. TN through 1894. Because of a courthouse fire in 1864, the marriage books began with 1868 and went through 1894. The records prior to 1868 were gathered from many sources: loose papers in the courthouse vault, family Bibles, obituaries, census records, and two earlier publications: Court Records of Hickman County, Tennessee, 1833-1856 and Marriages of Hickman County, Tennessee by Leeper. This is a well-researched and helpful listing of early marriages that cannot be found in official records along.

Marriage records (Hickman County, Tennessee), 1868-1961; index to marriages, 1868-1974; Author: Hickman County (Tennessee). County Court Clerk

Old marriage records of Hickman County, Tennessee; Author: Daughters of the American Revolution. Duck River Chapter (Tennessee)

The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate the genealogy research obstacle in Hickman County:
Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.

The following Hickman County marriage records are microfilmed:
1868-1992 Available at the TSLA. Marriages are indexed to 1940.
1868-1961 Available at the Family History Library. Some volumes are indexed.FHL 975507 Marriages indexed to 1874.

The following Hickman County marriage records have been indexed:
- 1868-1895 - Hickman County Marriage Index 1868-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- Hickman County (Tennessee) County Court Clerk Marriage Records (Hickman County, Tennessee), 1868-1961; index to   marriages 1868-1974 Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, [197-?]-1988.
- Daughters of the American Revolution, Duck River Chapter. Old Marriage Records of Hickman County, Tennessee.   Columbia, Tennessee : P-Vine Press, 1979. FHL 976.8434 V2d 2 vols.
- Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 - covers all counties in Tennessee.
- 1790 - 1950 Tennessee County Marriages 1790-1950 at FamilySearch.org — index and images
- Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. ($)
- 1780 - 2002 Tennessee State Marriage Index 1780-2002 at FamilySearch.org, index
- Hickman County is not included in Sistler's Early Middle Tennessee Marriages.

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