Maury County, Tennessee Genealogy

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Guide to Maury County, Tennessee ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Columbia
Organized: November 16, 1807
Parent County(s): Williamson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Giles  • Hickman  • Lawrence  • Lewis  • Marshall  • Williamson
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Major Abram Poindexter Maury of Williamson County, who was a member of the Tennessee legislature, and an uncle of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury. The County is located in the central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Maury County Offices
10 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
County Courthouse Phone: 931-381-3690
County Clerk Phone: 931-375-5200

Maury County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 769
1 Public Square, Room 108
Columbia, TN 38401
County Register of Deeds Phone: 931-375-2101

Maury County Clerk and Master
41 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
County Clerk and Master Phone: 931-375-1307

County Clerk has marriage records.
Clerk and Master has divorce, probate, and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [3]


Maury County Archives
201 East Sixth Street
Columbia TN 38401a
Maury County Archives Phone 931-375-1501

Archives have 19th Century Government Records, including Marriages Record, Wills, and Distributions, Chancery Court Papers, Bound Volumes, Small Manuscript Collections, Up-to-date Daily Herald newspaper

County Pronunciation

The two audio samples below depict how "Maury" would be pronounced by someone not native to the county; the local residents pronounce it as "Murray".

  1. Hear it spoken[4] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[5] (female)

Maury County, Tennessee Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1807 1908 1807 1808 1806 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

  • Census loss: 1810

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1807--Maury County was created 16 November 1807 from Williamson County.
  • County seat: Columbia[7]

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information
Middle Tennessee county. Established 1807.

The county is named after Tennessee Senator Abram Maury of Williamson County.[9]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

  • Bible, Family & Tombstone Records: These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • Family Bible of James Harvey Emerson and Rebecca Rutherford Dallis: Colombia, Maury County, Tennessee. Microfilmed in 1963. FHL US/CAN Film 301101 Item 43.

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Miller, Alan N. Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Maury County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Maury County, Tennessee online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.

 

Additional Cemetery Resources

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 10,359
1820 22,141 113.7%
1830 27,665 24.9%
1840 28,186 1.9%
1850 29,520 4.7%
1860 32,498 10.1%
1870 36,289 11.7%
1880 39,904 10.0%
1890 38,112 −4.5%
1900 42,703 12.0%
1910 40,456 −5.3%
1920 35,403 −12.5%
1930 34,016 −3.9%
1940 40,357 18.6%
1950 40,368 0.0%
1960 41,699 3.3%
1970 43,376 4.0%
1980 51,095 17.8%
1990 54,812 7.3%
2000 69,498 26.8%
2010 80,956 16.5%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 Maury County federal population schedules are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

1810 Lost

1810-1891

1820

  • Bentley, Elizabeth P. Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL 976.8 X22b 1820
  • Garrett, Jill Knight. Maury County, Tennessee Wills and Settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 Census. Unknown: unknown, 1964. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. IncludesAfrican Americans in this county.

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1024517-1024518.

The following book is a useful aid for finding the original records. Aonline index, provided by Lineages will help researchers determine if this resource can be of assistance:

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2m 1820; digital version at Lineages. Covers this county.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1891 Male Voters

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Episcopal

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia

  • 1828-1971 - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia, Baptism Index 1828-1971 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch. Batches C734876 and C530261[10]
  • 1828-1895 - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia, Marriage Index 1828-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch. Batches M530261.
  • 1828-1890 - St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Records. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1914-1919 - St. Peters Church, Columbia TN, Minutes. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • History of St. Peters Episcopal Church. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

Methodist
United Methodist Church, Spring Hill

Presbyterian

McCain's Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Pleasant Mount Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Zion Presbyterian Church

  • History of Zion (Presbyterian) Church. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1808-1809 - County Court Minutes, These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1810-1815 - Circuit Court Minute Book, Volume A.These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1817-1821 - Circuit Court Minute Book. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1823-1829 - Chancery Court Minute Book,These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.
  • 1810-1825 - Wills and County Court Minutes, Volume 1 Book B. These records were transcribed and indexed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s and published by TSLA on Roll 58 of Record Group 107. Free online index, created by Steve Carson, courtesy: GSC Associates Historical Records Products (the pages may load slowly). For a small fee, the company sells two Maury County CDs, which include a digitized version of these records, and a variety of other local records.

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. January 25, 2005. In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service. The TSLA has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource Click here. The searchable index is available at the TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

DNA DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Maury County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.

  • Brown - Descendant of Ervin Brown, b. abt 1813 South Carolina, resident of Maury County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 67 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 21975). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 12), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.

General

  • Home Demonstration Clubs. Ancestor Charts: Bicentennial Project of the Home Demonstration Clubs of Maury County, Tennessee. Huntsville, Ala.: Margaret M. Cowart, 1976. FHL Book 976.859 D2h.
  • Maury County Historical Society Book Committee. Maury County Tennessee: History & Families, Founded 1807. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 1998. FHL Book 976.859 H2mct.
  • Beasley - Croft, Carol Daun The Beasley family of John Wesley and his wife Rachel Wantland Tacoma, Washington C.D. Croft, 2005 FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL book 929.273 B38cc.
  • Bigham - Bigham, Esther W. Genealogical Collection of Esther Bigham. MSS., microfilmed in 1993. FHL US/CAN Film 1598132 Item 5.
  • Brady/Bain - Renick, Marjorie Monro Hall and Robert Edward Brady/Bain family history Bend, Oregon M.A. Renick, 1998 FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL book 929.273 B729re.
  • Butler - See Ingram
  • Dooley - Dooley, William Kenneth. The Dooley Family of Maury County, Tennessee: 1746-2000. 2 vols. Shreveport, La.: W.K. Dooley, (2001?). FHL Collection.
  • Duncan - Harris, Olive and Joe Cleatus Harris. William Duncan of Scotland, Chatham Co., N.C., Maury and Marshall Counties, Tennessee and His Eleven Known Children and Their Descendants. MSS. FHL Book 976.4 D2c.
  • Ferrell - Ferrell, Ed. Ferrell family records, ca. 1789-1930. Juneau, Alaska: E. Ferrell, 1991. FHL 929.273 F413fee
  • Frierson - Stephenson, Theodore Frierson. The Friersons of Zion Church and their descendants, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1982. Digitized on FamilySearch
  • Frierson - Flemming, William S. Historical sketch of Zion Church, Maury County, Tennessee and genealogy of the Frierson family, 1730-1887, Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1979
  • Good - Hooten, Una Good. A Family History. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983. FHL 1318059 Item 7
  • Griggs - Madeira, Pauline and Kim Beauchamp. The Ancestors of Harvey Louis Hardin with Chapters on the Descendants of Samuel Sanford Hardin, James Pate, David McAlister, William Waddell, Samuel P. Griggs and John Selby. S.l.: Rex H. Madeira, Jr., 1999. FHL 929.273 Se48mp
  • Hardison - Hawkins, Fred Lee and Dorothy Westmoreland Gilliam. Hardison and Allied Families: Especially those of Maury and Marshall Counties of Tennessee. Columbia, Tenn.: F.L. Hawkins, 1992.
  • Ingram - Bingham, James Barry Descendants of Jonas Ingram and Melinda Butler Baltimore, Maryland Gateway Press, c1991 FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL book 929.273 In4.
  • Jackson - Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke. "The Jacksons of Lower Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):163-169; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):288-295; Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1987):11-18; Vol. 31, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1987):101-111; Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1987):195-204; Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):269-278; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):49-57; Vol. 32, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1988):119-130; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1988):185-192; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1988):259-263; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1989):34-44; Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1989):135-143; Vol. 33, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1989):204-207; Vol. 33, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1989):295-304. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 30 (1986)-v. 33 (1989).
  • Kennedy - McKennon, Sara Tom Brooks and Deane Kennedy Hendrix. The John Kennedy Ancestors ... n.p.: n.p., 1979?. FHL Book 929.273 K383m.
  • Knight - Garrett, Jill Knight. Knight Cousins. [Columbia, TN: Unknown, 1967. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 928090; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Lendermon - Boswell, Imogene May and Jean Boswell Pippenger. The Ancestors and Descendants of Henry D. Lendermon: Randolph County, North Carolina; Greenville County, South Carolina; Maury County, Tennessee; Carroll County, Tennessee; Marshall County, Mississippi. Carrollton, Texas: I.M. Boswell & J.B. Pippenger, 1988. FHLBook 929.273 L546p.
  • Lindsey - Thorndale, William. Lindseys of Long Marsh Run, now Clarke County, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley: and Lindseys of Little Bigby Creek, Maury County, Tennessee. 1975. FHLBook 929.273 L645tw.
  • Moss - Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. Book 929.273 M855mo.
  • Nelson - Shipp, Bonnie Morrow Some ancestors and some descendants of Wibbie Reams Nelson and John Andrew Franklin Morrow Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Payne - John C. Payne, Toney L. Payne, Gale Payne Nagy The big Payne book a history of the Payne family of Virginia, Western North Carolina, Tennessee, and Missouri [S.I.] J.C. Payne, c2007 Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL book 929.273 P293 pjc..
  • Robb - Robb, Henrietta Robb-Lanterman family record Salt lake City, Utah Filmed by the Genealogical Society of utah, 1977 Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library; FHL film 1036565 item 5. BYU Family History Archives.
  • Williams - Yancey, Dennis J. and Nicholas M. Williams. The Yancey Family History Collection: Information Concerning John and Harriett Yancey Williams of Maury Co., Tennessee, Records Obtained from Nicholas M. Williams, Waverly, Iowa. MSS., microfilmed in 1994. FHL US/CAN Film 1598292 Item 1.
  • Yancey - Yancey, Dennis J. and Nicholas M. Williams. The Yancey Family History Collection: Information Concerning John and Harriett Yancey Williams of Maury Co., Tennessee, Records Obtained from Nicholas M. Williams, Waverly, Iowa. MSS., microfilmed in 1994. FHL US/CAN Film 1598292 Item 1.
  • Biographies of Maury County - Courtesy of TNGenWeb.
  • Biographies of Maury County - Courtesy of USGenWeb Archives, Maury County.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Deeds

Maury County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1807 and is located at the Maury County Archives, 201 East Sixth Street, Columbia, Tennessee38402-069; Telephone: (931) 375-3690. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.

  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of a general index to deeds 1807-1843; deed books 1808-1881;. land entry books 1820-1919; Surveyor's books 1834-1838; Maury County Land ownership maps 1878 from the Library of Congress.

Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Maury County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Maury County, both before and after its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1778-1815.

Instructions:

  1. Follow this link to conduct a "Call Number Search" using the MARS Catalog on their site.
  2. Using the pull down window, change "Call Numbers starting" to "A MarsID matching."
  3. Type 12.14.11 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.11.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Maury County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Maury County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Maury County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[11]

N.B. You can also search by name through the Basic Search, but it lacks soundex capabilities.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Williamson CountyMarshall CountyGiles CountyLawrence CountyLewis CountyHickman CountyTN MAURY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

The following Maury County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:

Additional resources include:

War of 1812

  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-23. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. Includes Maury County pensioners (p. 22).
  • Garrett, Jill K. War of 1812 Soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee. Columbia, Tenn.: Jane Knox Chapter, D.A.R., (190-?). FHL Book 976.859 M2g.
  • Garrett, Jill K War of 1812 soldiers of Maury County, Tennessee (Columbia, Tennessee 190?) pages 231
    FHL Book 976.859 M2

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Maury County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Maury County:

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Maury County:

Civil War Battle
The following Civil War Battles were fought in Maury County:

Map showing Civil War battles in Tennessee.

Spanish American War

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

United States Passport Applications are available from 1796-1925 - Indexed at Family Search

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Maury County click on the following cities:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Private Papers

Prison Records

Public Records

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Genealogical periodicals can contain unique sources and can be local, regional, or statewide. The following periodicals cover this county:

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The Maury County Court has responsibility for the probate records.The Maury County Archives holds many records.

Online Records and Indexes


The organization Strictly By Name providesonline indexes to early Maury County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1807-1824 - Garrett, Jill Knight. Maury County, Tennessee Wills and Settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 Census. Unknown: unknown, 1964. Free online.
  • 1807-1832 - Garrett, Jill Knight. Maury County, Tennessee, Will Books A, B, C-1, D and E, 1807-1832. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984. Indexed. (FHL book 976.859 P2gjk.)
  • 1807-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s. Includes an index to this county's probate records.
  • 1806-1815 - Maury County Will Books Vol. 1-1806-1815. Simmons Historical Publications. Digital version vailable at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • 1809-1817 - Maury County Will Books Vol. 2-1809-1817. Simmons Historical Publications. Digital version vailable at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • Maury County Will Book, Volume 3. Simmons Historical Publications. Digital version vailable at World Vital Records ($). The database at World Vital Records has this labeled as Volume 1 but it is actually Volume 3 and contains records from Will Book B, p. 235 through Will Book C, p. 25.
  • Maury County, Tennessee wills and settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 census at Ancestry $

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Book Abstracts and Indexes[14]

  • 1807-1812 - Tax Sales, 1807-12, Historic Maury, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Jun. 2002).
  • 1808 - "Maury County Tax List 1808," Historic Maury, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Dec. 1996):144-146.
  • 1808-1848 - [Decription of?] Revenue and Tax Book, 1808-48, Historic Maury, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct. 1971).
  • 1808-1810 - "Maury County Tax List 1808-1810," Historic Maury, Vol. 32, Nos. 1 through 4 (March 1996-Dec. 1996).
  • 1808-1810 - Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1810. Cites the two Historic Maury publications as sources.
  • 1808 Tax Roll, 1808, Historic Maury, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Sep. 2001).
  • 1809 Tax Sales, 1809, Historic Maury, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1965).
  • 1809 Tax Roll, 1809, Historic Maury, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Dec. 2001).
  • 1810 Tax Roll, 1810, Historic Maury, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Mar. 2002).
  • 1810 "Reconstructing the Maury County Census with Court, Marriage and Tax Records, 1810," Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy & History
  • 1811 - Lightfoot, Marise P. "Maury County, Tennessee Taxables for the Year 1811," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 1963):57-62; Vol. 10, No. 3 (July 1963):125-130; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):29-34; Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 1964):81-84. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals.
  • 1811, 1816 Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Ill.: B. & B. Sistler, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4s. Includes 1811, 1816 tax lists.
  • 1812 Tax List, 1812, Historic Maury, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1972).
  • 1817 "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals. Includes Maury County.
  • 1818 Tax List, 1818, Historic Maury, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Oct. 1972).
  • 1824 William Edmondson's Tax List, 1824, Historic Maury, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Nov. 1965).
  • 1824 Tax List, 1824, River Counties, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan. 1975); Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr. 1975).
  • 1828 Return of Taxable Property and Polls, 1828, Historic Maury, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. 1966).
  • 1832 Tax List, 1832, River Counties, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan. 1978); Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1978); Vol. 7, No. 3 (Jul. 1978); Vol. 7, No. 4 (Nov. 1978).
  • 1836 Tax List, 1836, 25 Districts; Introduction, Historic Maury, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan. 1968); Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr. 1968); Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul. 1968); Vol. 4, No. 4 (Oct. 1968).
  • 1861 Tax Assessments, Polls and Militia, 1861, Historic Maury, Vol. 29, No. 2 (1993).
  • 1868 Tax List, 1868, Historic Maury, Vol. 18, Nos. 1-4 (1982).
  • 1870 County Tax Assessments, 1870, Described, Historic Maury, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Jul. 1970).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online indexes and Records


Book Abstracts and Indexes

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FamilySearch Books Online;

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Maury County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Maury County. For state-wide library facilities, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Maury County Public Library
211 W. 8th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-375-6501
Website

Spring Hill Public Library
P.O. Box 309
144 Kedron Parkway
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: 931-486-2932
Fax: 931-486-3927
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Maury County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Tennessee Societies.

Maury County Historical Society
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, TN 38402
E-mail: maurycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
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Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 330948
Nashville, TN, USA 37203-7507
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The society serves the 40 counties of middle Tennessee of which Maury County is one. It publishes The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, a quarterly containing articles of genealogical and historical interest. Little-known Tennessee records are published and indexed, along with family genealogies, Bible records and material submitted by members. There is an alphabetical Index to articles in the Journal 1988-summer 2005

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Maury, Tennessee" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maury_County,_Tennessee accessed 27 Dec 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  5. Voice of Louise Lynch, Archivist, Williamson County, Tennessee Archives (2010).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Maury County, Tennessee," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maury_County,_Tennessee, accessed 4 December 2019.
  9. "Maury County," The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.
  11. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  13. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State
  14. The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.