Jackson County,
Court Records

Jackson County Court Records are available beginning as follows:

Chancery Court
Circuit Court
County Court
1881-3, 1909-12
1802-3, 1836, 1872-
Trust Deed



In addition, the following printed sources are available.

Bryant, Betty Huff., Jackson County, Tennessee Chancery Court Minutes, 1840-1861, 1993. Can be ordered from Betty Huff Bryant, 1100-B Mission Ridge, Austin, TX 78704, or from Byron Sistler & Associates, publication #9338; $20.00.

Parsley, Jorene Washer., Some Jackson County, Tennessee, death records, 1882-1912 /, 1998.

Shrum, Shelta R. McCarter., Jackson County, Tennessee marriages and death records /, c 1998. Can be ordered from Ridge Runner Publications, 5700 Hwy. 52 W, LaFayette, TN 37083-3268.

Jackson County, Tennessee court minutes : miscellaneous divorce cases after 1915; miscellaneous guardian cases; marriage licenses 1896-1899., 1984.

Jackson County (Tenn.) Register's Office.,Miscellaneous records, 1810-1909, 1938.

Jackson County Court Records, Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, 1977

Jackson County, Tennessee Court Transcripts: Earliest Extant Cases for Abney Through Allen transcribed by Pat Spurlock Elder. 

Jackson County, Tennessee Court Transcripts: Earliest Extant Cases for Cannon Through Carter transcribed by Pat Spurlock Elder.

Jackson County, Tennessee Court Transcripts: Earliest Extant Cases For Rouseau Through Settle by Pat Spurlock Elder, transcriber.

The following excerpt of a Jackson County court case shows what valuable genealogical information can be contained in some court records. This case also contains info about the Sanders, Campbells, Jennings, Lincolns, Haglins, and others and was transcribed by Jane Hembree Crowley.

Excerpt of Jackson County Court Case: LDS Microfilm # 0985311 Jackson Co., TN Court transcripts of the County, Chancery and Circuit Courts 1839-1915


Proof taken before me, William H. Potts, Clerk and Master of the Gainesboro Court at the home of Thomas J. Rose on the 3rd day of July 1856 in the case of Francis H. Armstrong and others, both parties and solicitors being present.

Amos Kirkpatrick, age about 77 years deposes:

QUESTION: By same, say whether you were acquainted with Nancy Jennings in her lifetime and if so, say what was her maiden name and if she had any brothers and sisters, say how many and give their names if you can and who the females married and how many and where any of them lived when you last heard from them and how long since you heard from any of them.

ANSWER: I was acquainted with Nancy Jennings in her lifetime. Knew her for seventy years. Her maiden name was Campbell. She had one brother by name of Thomas Campbell, older than she. He was married and had a large family and lived in Kentucky when I last heard of him. Nancy was next to Thomas and her sisters were Polly, who married a man by the name of Dyer, who lived in Arkansas when I saw them last. She had eight or ten children and, she was not done having children when I saw her last. Peggy was next. She married a man by the name of Haglin. She had a good many children, can't tell how many. Haglin and wife both died. I don't know where any of their children are. Abigail was next. She married Davis Lincoln. They had children, several. Don't know how many. Complainant Armstrong's wife is one of Lincoln's children. There was one older than Abigail, but she died without children. I hear from Daniel Haglin, one of Peggy's and her husband's sons. Two or three years ago he was living in Illinois. The others I have not heard from in a good many years. I have not heard from Thomas Campbell in thirty or forty years. Another of Nancy Jennings' sisters was named Elizabeth. She married Elisha Saunders, now living in this county. Daniel Haglin married a Stoney. She died and he married her sister. I understand he had children by both. They was a sort of people that did not correspond much.

There are several transcriptions of Jackson County Court Records in the USGenWeb Archives.

Billie McNamara provided this report of the case of Hinklin vs. Hamilton and Hinlins vs. Hinklin, decided December 1842 in the Tennessee State Supreme Court.

Jackson County Loose Court Papers

Click on the above link for access to these records transcribed by Bonnie Parker and Mary Lu Johnson. Note: These transcriptions are coprighted () by Bonnie Parker and Mary Lu Johnson and can only be used for private genealogical research. They cannot be reproduced elsewhere without the approval in writing from Bonnie Parker and Mary Lu Johnson.

Many thanks to Karra Porter for the Jackson County Chancery Court Cases Index (prior to 1860) she transcribed from microfilm.

She also provided some transcripts of court cases (some of which may be included in the Loose Court Papers above).

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Jane Hembree Crowley
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Jackson County Coordinators