Mary Lu Johnson and Bonnie Parker have provided abstracts, NOT, generally, verbatim transcripts, of some of the Jackson County, Tennessee Loose Court Papers microfilm reels. Cases that may have been 50 or more pages were condensed to a few paragraphs. There is no "Everyname Index", but you may use the Edit/Find function in your browser to search each reel. Searching by various spellings is suggested.
If a name was mentioned simply in passing, it may not be included in these abstracts. Almost all the cases were handwritten, some very difficult to read. The cases were filmed by the Plaintiff's name. If your ancestor died without a will and an administrator was appointed by the court, you may never know so much information is available on the family. One estate took 35 years to settle, and proved several generations. Some cases refer to related trials or appeals in other counties which may provide more data.
If you find an abstract relating to your family, you may want to view the original document(s) on the film, as you may well find very interesting material that is not strictly genealogical. Jackson County, Tennessee Loose Court Papers are available on microfilm for purchase from Tennessee State Library & Archives, along with records of several other Tennessee counties. Most, if not all, are also available on rental from LDS Family History Center. Both have websites. They are also available for viewing or purchase at TSLA in Nashville. If you go to the source and order a reel, we don't think you will be disappointed. Enjoy.
Mary Lu Johnson and Bonnie Parker
Notes: These transcriptions are coprighted (©) by Bonnie Parker and Mary Lu Johnson and can only be used for private genealogical research. They cannot be reproduced elsewhere without the approval in writing from Bonnie Parker and Mary Lu Johnson.
frequently include cases and names which may be unrelated to
names listed in the titles. Researchers might wish to use
TNGenWeb Search feature to find names. Reels without links
available in book form as noted, or are not yet
some records are not available. At one time they were
available in book form from Continuity Press, but we get no
hits on their former link nor in a search. Some court
records are also available on the USGenWeb Jackson County
Court Records page: http://usgwarchives.net/tn/jackson/jacct.html
Reel #43 - Abney - Allen - not available
Reel #44 - Allen - Anderson
Reel #45 - Anderson, A. - Anderson, L.
Reel #46 - Anderson - Armstrong
Reel #47 - Ashurst - Barnes & "A" Divorces
Also includes "Bank" cases ("Bank of..." vs...)
Reel #48 - Barnett - Berry, G.
Reel #49 - Berry, G. - Botts A.
Reel #50 - Botts - Brooks, R.
Reel #51 - Brooks, R.
Reel #52 - Brooks, R. - Bruce, J.
Reel #53 - Bruce - Butler
Reel #54 - Butley [Butler] - Campbell & (B) Divorces
Reel #55 - Cannon - Carter - not available
Reel #56 - Carver, J. - Carver
Reel #57 - Carver - Cason., H.
Reel #58 - Cason - Chaffin, J.
Reel #59 - Chaffin - Cherry, G.
Reel #60 - Cherry - Clark, V.
Reel #61 - Cox - Clark J.
Also includes County Line Changes beteween Jackson & Putnam Counties
Reel #62 - Cox, N. -Cox, S.
Reel #63 - Cox -Crowder, P.
Reel #64 - Crowder - Cunningham, S.
Reel #65 - Cunningham - DeWitt, A.
Reel #66 - Dewitt - Dow
Reel #67 - Dowell - Draper, S.
Reel #68 - Draper, S. - Duke, J..
Reel #69 - Duke, John C. - Dyer
Reel #70 - Misc. "D" Divorces - Ewing, A.
Reel #71 - Misc. "E" Divorces - Ewing, A. - Ferrill, L.
Reel #72 - Ferrill, L. - Fowler, S.
Reel #73 - Fowler - Gailbreath + "F" Divorces
Reel #74 - Gailbreath - Gibson, E.
Reel #75 - Gipson - Gipson, T. (reel label says "Gibson")
Reel #76 - Gipson, T. - Gore
Reel #77 - Gore, M.
Reel #78 - Gore, M. - Graham
Reel #79 - Graham - Halfacre + "G" Divorces
Reel #80 - Halfacre - Hamilton
Reel #81 - Hamlet, A. - Harris, M.
Reel #82 - Harris - Holland
Reel #83 - Holleman - Hopkins, C.
Reel #84 - Hopkins - Huffines
Reel #85 - Huffine - Jackson, M. + "H" Divorces
Reel #86 - Jackson - Johnson, J.
Reel #87 - Johnson -Keith, S. + "J" Divorces
Reel #88 - Keith - Kittrell, W.
Reel #89 - Kittrell - Lawless, L., + "K" Divorces & Land Sold for Taxes
Reel #90 - Lawless - Loftis
Reel #91 - Loftis, G. - Loftis, J.
Reel #92 - Loftis - Lynn, J.
Reel #93 - Lynn - Lyon, W. (lots of Woodfolk)
Reel #94 - Lyon - McCarver + "L" Divorces
Reel #95 - McCarver - McCoin, P.
Reel #96 - McCoin - McKoin, W.
Reel #97 - McKoin - Maxwell, G.
Reel #98 - Maxwell - Maxwell, W.
Reel #99 - Maxwell - Montgomery
Reel #100 - Montgomery - Moore, N.
Reel #101 - Moore, N. - Morrell
Reel #102 - Morrison - Nettles + "M" Divorces
Reel #103 - Nevers Pall [Palk] + "N-O" Divorces
Reel #104 - Pall - Pickett, I.
Reel #105 - Pickett - Poteet, S.
Reel #106 - Poteet, W. S. - Price, W.
Reel #107 - Price - Reece
Reel #108 - Reed - Reeves, C.
Reel #109 - Reeves - Richmond, F.
Reel #110 - Richmond - Ross
Reel #111 - Rouseau - Settle - not available
Reel #112 - Settle - Sircy, D.
Reel #113 - Sircy- Smith
Reel #114 - Smith - Stafford.
Reel #115 - Stafford
Reel #116 - Stafford - State of Tennessee
Reel #117 - State of Tennessee vs. Cassity - McKinley
Reel #118 - State of Tenessee vs. Manier - Young
Reel #119 - State of Tennessee - Stults
Reel #120 - Sutton - Terry
Reel #121 - Terry - Upchurch
Reel #122 - Upchurch - Vanroe
Reel #123 - Vantrease - Washburn
Reel #124 - Washburn - Whitaker, J.
Reel #125 - Whitaker - Wilkins
Reel #126 - Williams - Witcher, M.
Reel #127 - Witcher - Young, A.
Reel #128 - Young, J. - Young, M.
Reel #129 - Young, M. - Young, Z.
Reel #130 - Young, Z. - End. - and Miscellaneous Estate Administrations
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