Bedford County,


Family Surname

Published Resources

The following published resources on Bedford County families are available for purchase or in libraries. Check library catalogs for availability and interlibrary loan. Some may also be available on microfilm from the LDS Library so that you may order it into your nearest LDS Family History Center.

Turbett, James A., The Roberts-Smith book : the Roberts and Smith families of upcountry South Carolina, Bedford County, Tennessee, Coffee County, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Tennessee, and Boone County, Arkansas, 1992

Bond, Anne Blair, The Shrivers of Bedford County, Tennessee, 1994.

Lebrecht, Mary Thompson-Lewis, John Theophilus Thompson (1750s-1826): Some ancestors and descendants in Frederick County, Maryland, Orange County, North Carolina, Bedford County, Tennessee, 1997.

Cook, Jerry Wayne, The Cook family in America : a family history of Thomas and Milly (Marcum) Cook and their descendants of Bedford County, Tennessee (c. 1770-1973), 1973.

Frost, Wright W. (Wright Wilson), 1906-, The Frosts and related families of Bedford County, Tennessee ..., [1962]

Potts, J. Ivan (James Ivan), 1919-, The Potts family descendants of Oswald Potts in Bedford County, Tennessee, c 1983.

Burdette, Benjamin L., The Eakin family. Excerpt from memoirs of family members who came from Ireland to Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, in he year 1822. Supplemented by records from the deed books of Bedford ...,1960?

A List of Bedford County Surnames

This list of Bedford County Tennessee surnames being researched was conceived and compiled by Lucy Dunaway Zeier and is published here with her permission.
Contact Lucy if you would like to add your surname to the list (


Due to the large number of surnames listed and the maintenance required to keep the list updated,we have changed to one long list containing all the surnames.One good point about this change is that it allowed us to remove the previous limitation on the number of names you can submit. This is a really long list (700KB) and may take awhile to load if you have a slow Internet connection.

Click here to view the list.

Those listing on these pages should check e-mail and home page links to be sure they are working correctly. 

Online Resources

Bedford Biographies in the USGenWeb Archives

Other Bedford County Sites

Abraham Cooper Family information on Rootsweb.
Summary of the
William Eakin's (1810-1849) Memoirs on Rootsweb

Bedford County Family Web Pages

If you have a family web page with Bedford connections, send us the URL and we'll post it here!

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