Fayette County, Tennessee Compiled Genealogies
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Message boards and online family trees can help you learn if someone is actively researching your ancestors. More than a dozen books or articles have been published about Fayette County's families. Descendants of some historic residents have had their DNA tested.
- Main article: Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy
General[edit | edit source]
- Matthews, Paul A. Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photographs of Those Counties. Memphis, Tenn.: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. FHL Book 976 D2m.
DNA[edit | edit source]
DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Fayette County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
- [Brown] Descendant of Robert Brown, b. 1790s, d. 1833 Fayette County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 67 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 15512). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 29), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
- Locate publications about direct ancestors
- Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
- Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
- [Alexander] Irwin, Frank Lewis. The Irwins and Their Kinfolk the Alexanders and Crawfords Who were Early Settlers (1837) in Fayette County, Tennessee. MSS., Fayette County Library.
- [Allen] Moore, Elizabeth Allen. The Allens of Fayette County, Tennessee and Related Families. 1980.
- [Burrows] Burrows, George H. Burrows. Memphis, Tenn.: G.H. Burrows, [1996?]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B946bg.
- [Crawford] Irwin, Frank Lewis. The Irwins and Their Kinfolk the Alexanders and Crawfords Who were Early Settlers (1837) in Fayette County, Tennessee. MSS., Fayette County Library.
- [Irwin] Irwin, Frank Lewis. The Irwins and Their Kinfolk the Alexanders and Crawfords Who were Early Settlers (1837) in Fayette County, Tennessee. MSS., Fayette County Library.
- [Ivy] Hamilton, Hance H. The Genealogy of the Ivy/Ivey Family of Hickory With, Tennessee. 1998.
- [Jones] Shaw, Dan. Mange and Jennie Jordan Jones: The Saga of a Fayette County Couple. 1995.
- [McCraw] McCraw, Carol J., Joy Rushing, and Joyce AuBuchon. It is McCraw Not McGraw. Bountiful, Utah: Family History Publishers, Inc., 1998.
- [Reeve] See Rives.
- [Rives, Rivers] Morris, Whitmore. The Descendants of William Christopher Rives and Mary Rivers. San Antonio, TX: Unknown, 1934. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 873458; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
- [Rogers] Rogers, Robert W. Rogers Genealogy with Ancestry of Rogers Families at Belmont; District 4, Fayette County, Mason, Tennessee. 1982. Available at Fayette County Library.
- [Thurman] Thurman, John P. John P. and Sallie Ecklin Thurman Papers1884-1896. Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Department, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Free digital copy.
- [Wharton] Wharton, Richard. Richard Wharton papers, 1863 - 1906. Book contributor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A diary, letters and other writings including his service in the Confederate Army , letters relating to family matters, a genealogy of the Wharton family, poems and speeches. Free digital copy, courtesy: Internet Archive.
References[edit | edit source]
- Fayette County, Tennessee: A Partial Bibliography, updated 12/30/2002.