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.

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

Many thanks to Carol White!