Tennessee Claims Index




Adams, Edward
Tennessee Southern Claims Index - This index lists Tennesseans who filed claims with the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1873. These 3,929 Tennesseans claimed their property had been taken by United States military personnel for use in the Civil War.  The claim files include interesting detail about people and about the Civil War period in Tennessee. Each claimant was required to describe his losses in detail, and to prove his loyalty to the Union. Witnesses gave testimony in support of his allegations. The paperwork in the files is often extensive.

All of the Southern Claims Commission files are located at the National Archives, but the disallowed and barred claim files have been microfilmed and are also available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Allowed claim files are available only by consulting the National Archives.

This index is based on volume 55 of Record Group No. 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, at the National Archives. It is duplicated on National Archives microcopy M-87, reel 13. The indication as to whether the claim was allowed, disallowed, or barred is based on the book Southern Loyalists in the Civil War : the Southern Claims Commission by Gary B. Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994).

If you wish to order a copy of a barred or disallowed claim file, e-mail the Tennessee State Library and Archives and request a price quote. The cost will depend on the length of the file. Due to the number of requests received daily, they ask that you only submit one request at a time for a single record.
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Allowed





Alexander, Madison H. Disallowed




Alexander, Pleasant Allowed




Anderson, Sarah Barred




Archer, Michael Disallowed




Atkinson, frank Barred




Baird, John Disallowed




Barton, Robert Barred




Batey, Benjamin Disallowed




Beesley, Christopher (see note)




Bivens, L. Disallowed




Blackman, Alfred Disallowed




Blanton, N. C. Barred




Bowling, Henry C. Disallowed




Bridge, Nancy M. B. Disallowed




Brock, Isaac Barred




Brown, Charley Barred




Brown, Jefferson Disallowed




Brown, Willie Disallowed




Buchanan, James B. Estate Barred




Buchanan, Moses Disallowed




Burk, Herod Disallowed




Byars, Henry Disallowed




Carney, William J. Barred




Carter, Robert Disallowed




Childers, Isaac Disallowed




Coleman, W.F.T. Disallowed




Collier, E.L. Allowed




Cook, George Allowed




Cowan, Varner D. Estate (see note)




Crockett, Calvin Disallowed




Currin, Adele Disallowed




Currin, Amanda Disallowed




Dill, Marvel M. Allowed




Dunn, John R. Disallowed




Earthman, Isaac Disallowed




Edwards, Nancy A. Allowed




Elder, Joshua W. Disallowed




Elliott, Thomas A. Allowed




Finney, Washingotn Disallowed




Fly, Tipp Disallowed




Ford, Thomas S. Disallowed




Giles, Thomas H. Allowed




Gooch, Eliza A. Disallowed




Goodwin, John B. Disallowed




Green, James H. Estate Disallowed




Haley, John Disallowed




Haliburton, Gloster Barred




Handley, Henry [Hondley] Barred




Harrison, William C. Disallowed




Hash, Charley Barred




Hayes, Thomas H. Allowed




Haynes, Everett B. Disallowed




Haynes, James H. Allowed




Henderson, Albert G. Disallowed




Henderson, Calvin Barred




Hollowell, Joseph Disallowed




Hoover, Frederick A. Disallowed




Horbell, Catharine Barred




House, Julia A. Barred




House, Nicholas Disallowed




Howland, John F. Barred




Hunter, Robert N. Disallowed




Jackson, Thomas N. Barred




Jamison, Sarah W. Disallowed




January, Sallie Estate Barred




Jarrett, Thompson Disallowed




Jenkins, Hiram, Estate of Barred




Jenkins, Jennie & Nannoma Allowed




Jetton, Lafayette Barred




Johnson, John R. Disallowed




Jones, Richard C. Barred




Jordan, Edward L. Allowed




Keeble, Joseph Barred




Kelly, Clarissa Disallowed




Kimbro, John B. Disallowed




Lillard, Benjamin, Estate of Barred




Lillard, William Barred




Lowe, Alfred Prior Disallowed




Lowe, William, Estate of Disallowed




Maney, James Barred




Maney, Silas Allowed




Many, Jack Barred




Martin, Gust Barred




Martin, William Allowed




Mason, Joseph, Estate of (see note)




Matthews, E. L. Disallowed




Mayfield, Daniel Allowed




McDermott, John Disallowed




McDonough, John P. Disallowed




McElroy, Andrew M. Allowed




McFadden, Hallie Disallowed




McKnight, William J. Allowed




Meddors, Amy Barred




Merritt, James P. Allowed




Miller, Isaac L. Disallowed




Miller Solomon Allowed




Minter, Levina Disallowed




Mitchell, C. G. Allowed




Mitchell, David Allowed




Mitchell, Hansel Allowed




Mitchell, William Allowed




Moore, Jane Barred




Morgan, Fannie Disallowed




Muirhead, Caroline R. (see note)




Murfree, Edmund Allowed




Murfree, Martha S. Disallowed




Murfree, W. L. Disallowed




Neely, John J. Allowed




Nelson, Samuel B. Disallowed




Nicholas, James Barred




Oakley, Stanford P. Disallowed




Pendleton, James M. Allowed




Peters Edd Allowed




Ransom, Joseph Barred




Rowlett, James C. Disallowed




Rucker, Jordan Barred




Rucker, Susan Allowed




Seay, Eli A. Disallowed




Shelton, Samuel Disallowed




Sikes, Jessie, Estate of (see note)




Simpson, John Barred




Sims, Mary S. Barred




Smith, Annie Disallowed




Smith, George W. Disallowed




Smith, Green & Leanah Barred




Subblett, Newton Barred




Taylor, Benjamin B. Disallowed




Thomas, Burton Barred




Thompson, Ann, Estate (see note)




Thompson, Joseph R. Allowed




Tilford, Ann T. Disallowed




Traylor, Hilas F. Disallowed




Trigg, Mrs. L.A.T. Barred




Turner, Madison Disallowed




Vallentine, Ellick Barred




Wade, Levi Disallowed




Ward, James Barred




Wasson, Richard F. Barred




Waterman, Nelson Disallowed




Watkins, Samuel B. Allowed




Webb, James E. Dismissed




Wendel, Aaron Allowed




White, Richard Barred




Wilkerson, Caesar Barred




Wilkinson, Cassandra Barred




Woodrough, Hall Barred





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