Stewart County, Tennessee Genealogy

Research Databases

List of Stewart County Records Which Have Survived


Bible Records
(Atkins-Darr, Brigham, Darr-Brinton, Earhart, Free, Guinn, Smith, Stavely-Largent, Vinson families)  


Birth Records  1881-1883


Cemeteries

Stewart County Cemeteries
(click for a listing of cemeteries online)

Cemetery Sign Program
The Stewart County Historical Society has a goal of placing new signs at all of the county's cemeteries, to ensure that these historical places are not lost or disrupted.
The cost for a sign and post is $50.00.
So far, 221 signs have been posted.

If you would like to 'adopt' a cemetery or make a general donation, please contact Kim Schmidt.

Houston County Cemeteries
originally part of Stewart County

Chuck Allen's Cemetery Atlas
(directions and maps to area cemeteries listed below)
Barrow Cemetery ; Barrows (2) Cemetery ; Boswell Cemetery ; Cherry Cemetery ; Dennis Cemetery ; Dover Christian Church Cemetery ; Fort Donelson National Cemetery ; Hendon Cemetery ; Hendon Cemetery (2) ; Hart Cemetery ; Hicks Cemetery ; Hillcrest Cemetery ; Largent Cemetery ; Memorial Gardens ; Mount View Cumberland Presbyterian Church ; Outland Cemetery ; Petite Cemetery ; Trinity Methodist Church and Cemetery ; Wofford Cemetery-Walnut Grove


Census Records

1820 Stewart County census
1830 Stewart County Census
1840 Stewart County Census
1840 Pensioners From American Revolution
1850 Stewart County census
1850 Stewart County Slave census
1850 Stewart County Mortality Schedules
1860 Stewart County census

1860 Stewart County Agriculture census  
1860 Stewart County Mortality Schedules
1870 Stewart County census
1880 Stewart County census
1880 Stewart County Mortality Schedules
1890 Stewart County Union Veterans census
1900 Stewart County census (partial)
1910 Stewart County census
1920 Stewart County census
1930 Stewart County census
1940 Stewart County census  


Tennessee Census Records at CensusFinder.com

1940 Census at FamilySearch.org


Churches

Early Churches and Their Beginnings

Crockett's Creek Baptist Church deed
Indian Mound Methodist Church
Liberty Baptist Church excerpts and membership
McKendree Church Bible and membership, 1815-1862
Rushing Creek Baptist Church minutes

Saline Creek Baptist Church:
Saline Creek Baptist Church Minutes excerpts
Saline Creek Baptist Church Minutes additional abstracts
Saline Creek Baptist Church Minute Books (1810-1883) - original images  
index to Saline Creek Baptist Church Minute Book 1 (1810-1849)  PDF format  XLSX format
index to Saline Creek Baptist Church Minute Book 2 (1850-1883)  PDF format  XLSX format

Stewart County Baptist Association History

...and from the USGenWeb site...
off-site link to Abstracts of Skewarkey Baptist Church (Martin Co., NC) minutes


Court Records

Circuit Court Minutes

Stewart Circuit Court Minutes, Vol. 1 & 1A, 1821-1831 (book for sale from County Archives)

Stewart County Court Minutes, 1804-1812 (book for sale from County Archives)
Stewart County Court Minutes, 1813-1819 (book for sale from County Archives)

County Court Minutes
1804 - 1807
1808 - 1812
1813 - 1817
Nov. 1817
Feb. 1818 - Feb. 1819
Nov. 1819 - May 1821
Aug. 1821 - May 1824
1828
Feb. 1829
May 1829
Aug. 1833
Aug. - Nov. 1835
1844
Jan. - July 1845
July - Dec. 1845

Acts of the Tennessee Legislature, 1803-1841

Tennessee Legislative Petitions

Stewart County Cases Heard in the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1822-1923  

1828 Petition to Gov. Sam Houston by "Walker's Line" Stewart Co. residents

Stewart Co. Inmates at the TN State Penitentiary, 1831-1850 and 1851-1870  


Death Records

Early Deaths

Genealogical Abstracts of Reported Deaths from The Nashville Christian Advocate, 1839-1919
Genealogical Abstracts of Reported Deaths from The Banner of Peace and Cumberland Presbyterian Advocate, 1843-1953
Genealogical Abstracts of Reported Deaths from The Tennessee Baptist, 1844-1862
1850 Stewart County Mortality Schedules
1860 Stewart County Mortality Schedules
1880 Stewart County Mortality Schedules
1882-1883 Misc. Death Records

Undertaker Reports from Model Area 1915-1918

Tennessee Death Records 1908-1959 online, via Ancestry.com  (subscription required), or Tennessee Electronic Library (free to TN residents, click on ‘Genealogy’, then ‘Tennessee Death Records’)

 


Stewart County Death Index, 1908-1912
1914 Stewart County Deaths
1915 Stewart County Deaths
1916 Stewart County Deaths
1917 Stewart County Deaths
1918 Stewart County Deaths
1919 Stewart County Deaths
1920 Stewart County Deaths
1921 Stewart County Deaths
1922 Stewart County Deaths
1923 Stewart County Deaths
1924 Stewart County Deaths
1925 Stewart County Deaths
1926 Stewart County Deaths
1927 Stewart County Deaths
1928 Stewart County Deaths
1929 Stewart County Deaths
1930 Stewart County Deaths
1931 Stewart County Deaths
1932 Stewart County Deaths
1933 Stewart County Deaths


For a partial index to 1949-2005 death records, consult the Archives section of the Shelby County Register of Deeds web site.
Misc. Death Certificates


Deeds

Deed Index, Vols. I, II and III (1804-1905)
Direct (Grantor) Surnames A-Z
Reverse (Grantee) Surnames A-Z
Download the Deed Indexes (1804-1905) as an Excel spreadsheet
also includes Number of Acres, Year and Description, not listed in the original indexes

Deed Book Extracts:
Deed Book A (1): Deeds registered 1803-1804
Deed Book B (2): Deeds registered 1804-1809
Deed Book C (3): Deeds registered 1809-1811
Deed Book D (4): Deeds registered 1811-1813
Deed Book E (5): Deeds registered 1813-1818  
Deed Book O (6): Deeds registered 1819-1823  
Deed Book F (7): Deeds registered 1823-1826  

Misc. Deed Extracts 1826-1942

Misc. Deeds
Stewart County lands in Davidson County Deed Books (1788-1795)  
Stewart County lands in Montgomery County Deed Books (1789-1809)
Kentucky Grants South of Walker's Line 1825-1923
1828 Petition to Gov. Sam Houston by "Walker's Line" Stewart Co. residents

Deed Maps between Cub Creek and North Cross Creek, 1800-1841
These hand-drawn maps, based on Stewart County deed records, show the land ownership along the lower ends of Cub Creek and North Cross Creek, between the years 1800 and 1841. Each map is 250-400Kb in size.
1800 | 1803 | 1808 | 1813 | 1814 | 1815 | 1816 | 1818 | 1819 | 1824 | 1831 | 1841


Letters


Marriage Records

Marriage Records submitted by volunteers

Stewart County Tennessee Marriages Revisited, 1804-1881 (book sold through the County Archives)

Early Marriages inferred from Stewart County records

Marriage Records by Family (note: please send e-mail if you wish your family marriages to be listed here)
Brown; Carney; Coppedge; Dortch; Downs; Green; Jones; Lightfoot; Parchman; Hargis-Hinson license

Stewart County Divorces 1817-1833, from Tennessee Divorces 1797-1858


Military Records

Revolutionary War Veterans

Record of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 1809-1815

War of 1812

Civil War

1890 Stewart County Union Veterans census

W.W. I Soldier Abstracts

War Dead from World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam


Newspapers

Newspaper Clippings
Excerpts from 1859 issue of the Dover Weekly Intelligencer  
List of Dover newspapers available on microfilm at TSLA

Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site
Online newspaper collection from 1836-1922: use the Advanced Search engine to search Tennessee newspapers, especially Clarksville and Nashville

Stewart County in Newspapers: 1804-1875
A collection of over 800 newspaper articles which mention Stewart county people and places, culled from various newspapers, microfilm and web sites. This collection is available at the Stewart County Archives and at the Stewart County Public Library.  The index for this collection is below, and contains names of over 1,900 persons:
Name Index for Stewart County in Newspapers:  1804-1875
Place Index for Stewart County in Newspapers:  1804-1875


Obituaries

Misc. Obituaries

Rootsweb Message Board for Stewart County

Genealogical Abstracts of Reported Deaths from the Nashville Christian Advocate, 1839-1919
Genealogical Abstracts of Reported Deaths from the Banner of Peace and Cumberland Presbyterian Advocate, 1843-1953

Obituary Extracts from The River Counties
1970 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  
1971 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  
1972 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  
1973 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  
1974 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  
1975 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  
1976 Obituaries from the Stewart-Houston Times  


Origins

Other counties mentioned in Stewart County records

Other counties whose records mention Stewart County


Post Offices


Schools
Schools Between the Rivers
Tip Top School History


Tax Lists
(a great alternative to early census records, since tax lists were compiled every year, and listed all males aged 21-50, plus all landowners)

Stewart County, Tennessee Tax Lists, 1804-1840  book from the Stewart County Archives, index here
Stewart County, Tennessee Tax Lists, 1841-1866  book from the Stewart County Archives, index here

1798 Montgomery Co. Tax List (partial - lands later part of Stewart Co.)
1799 unpaid Montgomery Co. Taxes (some lands later part of Stewart Co.)
1800 Montgomery Co. Tax List (on the Montgomery Co. site)
1801 unpaid Montgomery Co. Taxes (some lands later part of Stewart Co.)
1802 unpaid Montgomery Co. Taxes (some lands later part of Stewart Co.)
1804 Tax List (partial)
1805 Tax List (partial)
1806 Tax List
1807 Tax List
1808 Tax List
1809 Tax List
1810 Tax List
1811 Tax List
1812 Tax List
1827 Tax List
1829 Tax List
1830 Tax List
1836 Tax List
1837 Tax List
Selected Records from 1828-1851 Tax Lists
Selected Records from 1852-1866 Tax Lists
Explanation of Tax Districts


Settlements, Wills and Bonds

Index of Wills

Extracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds books:

Settlements and Bonds, 1804-1807
Settlements and Bonds, 1806-1809
Settlements and Bonds Book A, May 1812 - May 1814
Settlements and Bonds Book 3, Nov 1814 - Nov 1824
Note: Settlements & Bonds records from Feb. 1818 - May 1824 are missing; as an alternative, use County Court Minutes
Settlements and Bonds Book B, Nov 1824 - Feb 1829
Settlements and Bonds Book C, May 1829 - May 1836
Settlements and Bonds Book D, June 1836 - June 1840
Settlements and Bonds Book E, Aug 1840 - Feb 1843
Settlements and Bonds Book F, Mar 1843 - Jun 1848
Settlements and Bonds Book G, Apr 1848 - Dec 1851
Settlements and Bonds Book XX, Jan 1852 - Aug 1854
Settlements and Bonds Book H, Aug 1854 - Jul 1858
Settlements and Bonds Book I, Aug 1858 - Feb 1866
Settlements and Bonds Book J, Feb 1866 - Nov 1869
Settlements and Bonds Book K, Aug 1869 - Jul 1876
Settlements and Bonds Book L, Feb 1876 - Sep 1882
Settlements and Bonds Book M, Sep 1882 - Aug 1889
Settlements and Bonds Book N, Sep 1889 - Jun 1896

Selected Settlements and Bonds Extracts, 1896-1910

Insolvent Estates, 1836-1841

Digital images of microfilmed Stewart County probate records at FamilySearch.org

includes

Conservator's Bonds and Letters, 1958-1967

Administrator's Bonds & Letters, 1883-1967

Executors Bonds & Letters, 1901-1941

Settlements, Wills & Bonds books, Vols. A-O, 1812-1916

Administrator's and Guardian Settlements, 1919-1927

Will Books E-F, 1917-1968

Claims Against Estates, 1921-1934

Inventories, 1870-1966

Settlements, 1836-1839

Wills and Bonds, 1899-1966


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