Now Available from the Stewart County, Tennessee Archives



Stewart County, Tennessee Tax Lists, 1804-1840

Compiled by Jim Long



Description:  This 370-page book contains a transcription of 21 Stewart County, Tennessee tax lists from the years 1804 through 1840.  It is the first-ever compilation of early tax lists for the county, and includes 4 tax lists that have survived but have never been microfilmed (1806, 1807, 1839 and 1840).  The book contains an every-name index, with over 4,000 names and 100 place names.


Tax lists are an excellent alternative to census records, since tax lists were compiled every year, and listed all white males aged 21-50, all landowners and all taxpayers.  The earliest census available for Stewart County is 1820, but there are 9 tax lists prior to 1820 that have survived in whole or in part.  Tax records can often pinpoint birth years and are an excellent source for proving residency in a county.


Table of Contents:  Introduction • Tax Lists for 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839 and 1840 • Full-Name Index • Place Index


About the Compiler:  Jim Long has been doing genealogical work in Stewart County records for more than 30 years.  He is a part-time volunteer at the Stewart County Archives, and is the County Coordinator of the TNGenWeb Stewart County Genealogy web site (  He has previously published Stewart County  Tennessee Marriages Revisited, 1804-1881 and Stewart County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, Vol. 1 & 1A, both of which are available from the Stewart County Archives.



“For the last 35 years, I have used tax records to help locate the father of a child born before 1850, and it was a ‘slow go’ looking at every district on microfilm.  Now with this new book with its index, I can find the answers in a fraction of time.  This book is a tremendous help to researchers, and I highly recommend it to everyone doing genealogy.”

– Lawrence Saunders, long-time Stewart County genealogist and Treasurer, Stewart County Historical Society




List Price $ 40.00; Pages:  370, linen cover with comb binding; Publication:  February 2011


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