of the TNGenWeb Project
In Loving Memory Mari Burwell Harpole Byers -- November 16, 1949 - May 16, 2008
Welcome to Rutherford County, in the Heart of Tennessee. We're glad you stopped by and we hope you find something of interest. Rutherford County is just a smile down I-24 from Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the home of our Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators.
Rutherford County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the three "grand divisions" of Tennessee. The County seat is the beautiful old city of Murfreesboro, and is the home of Middle Tennessee State University. (Lets GROW BLUE!) MTSU has a student base of over 23,000 and is now the largest undergraduate university in the State of Tennessee.
The Albert Gore, Sr. Research Center is located at MTSU and is a goldmine for the genealogy researcher and anyone studying Rutherford and its people.
Don't forget the Archives! 435 Rice St, Murfreesboro. John Lodl and his staff do a wonderful job and we thank them! Nicest folks in the 'Boro.
site includes the publications that the Rutherford County
Historical Society has put out and is sponsored by the
Albert Gore, Sr. Research Center at
Rutherford County Court House
We're the only court house in Tennessee with a frog on top.
His name is Toby.
©Mari Byers 2003
Please send your Wills, Pensions, Obits, Deeds, Bios and Bible Records directly to the links below. These pages are for information only. Please post questions on our query site.
Queries / Surnames
Rutherford Wills / Rutherford Pensions / Rutherford Obits / Rutherford Deeds
Rutherford Bios / Rutherford Bible Records
Goodspeeds / Search Engines / TNGenWeb Rutherford Search Engine / Maps
Rutherford County / Jefferson / Blackman
Rutherford County Archives / Rutherford County Historical Society Contact / Gore Research Center / Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
Nancy's Dead Relatives
Pages From Ransom Bible
Four scanned pages, includes births and deaths
Many thanks to Donald Ransom Horton
List of early Rutherford County
Justices of the Peace
Many thanks to Don Detwiler-RC Archives
1812 Index Militia Companies
From the Archives..thanks Don!
Dead Letter List from Readyville as of 1884
Freedmen's Bureau Indenture Bonds for Rutherford County, Tennessee
Deed of Trust-William Search to Beverly Randolph-1833
Calvin C. Lowe
Rutherford County TNGenWeb/TNGenNet
Early Rutherford County Marriages 1804-1881 - Project headed by Martha Smotherman Mendez and Ed Waller
Rutherford County Beers Map - includes everything on the
original map-Project headed by Joyce Woodruff Terrana
The index page of the Beers map is fixed, thanks to Ken Byers.
Rutherford County Records Index - Project headed by Martha Smotherman Mendez - all indexes on site and alphabetically indexed.
Rutherford County Cemeteries - Project headed by Teresa Ghee Elliott
The Benevolent Cemetery - This is an African-American Cemetery in Murfreesboro. There is a very interesting story about it at this url.
Rutherford County Cemetery Project - By Kim Denny-Includes a wonderful section on Revolutionary War graves
Rutherford County Death Certificates-1914-1925 - Project headed by Martha Smotherman Mendez
Rutherford County Death Certificates 1925-1939 - By Kevin Cason-Rutherford County Archives
Rutherford County Death Records Index 1881-1882, 1909 - By John Lodl, Rutherford County Archives
Rutherford County Related Civil War Information
Confederate Circle Heroes-Evergreen Cemetery
Old Soldiers Tell of Forrest's Raid-Home Journal 1929
1929 Home Journal-Civil War Soldiers Reunion
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Civil War Reunion-circa 1927
Civil War Soldier Records
Civil War Soliders
US War Soldier Records
African/American Projects -Rutherford County Archives
Telling The Complete Story: The Black Maney, Murfree and Keeble Project
Do you have any African/American descendants with the surname of Maney (Manney), Murfree or Keeble? The Rutherford County Archives is currently researching the lives of African/Americans who lived and worked at the Oaklands Plantation in Murfreesboro, TN Please contact the Rutherford County Archives for more information! phone: (615-867-4609) EMAIL
Rutherford County African-American Cemetery Project
The Rutherford County Archives is collecting data on all the historic African/Americans cemeteries in our county. If you have any information on Afrian/Americans cemeteries in Rutherford County, TN Please contact the Rutherford County Archives phone: (615-867-4609) EMAIL
Rutherford County Links
This page is full of links!
What were your ancestors doing while Rutherford County was growing? Farmers, doctors, tobacco brokers (like mine)?
Write it, send it to me and I'll post it.
|The Heirs of Rebecca Alexander
Buried at Wards Grove Cemetery
Contains many old Rutherford County names
Many thanks to Don Detwiler-Rutherford County Archives!
The Coleman and Related
Contract between Queen, Wm. J. & Miller, Mary S. 1878
Online Census Records for Tennessee Counties
thanks to Kristi Moffitt for this picture.
Please look at it and if you know where it was
taken, who is in it or any facts about it please let me
It says, "Mildred School Picture" on the back. The thought is that it was taken around Lascassas, 1890-1900. (I think it's the Lascassas Advanced School 1896)
Rutherford County History Book-RCHS
This book is now on sale through the Rutherford County Historical Society
Please visit our surrounding neighbors:
Davidson / Wilson / Cannon / Bedford / Williamson
This site was updated on March 24, 2012
This page was created and is maintained by Mari Byers, Rutherford County TnGenWeb Coordinator. The information on this page has been
and is not to be used for profit. Please feel free to email
me with ideas, suggestions or if you just want
to help us.
© 1998-present Mari Byers/Ken Byers