Weakley County, Tennessee Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Dresden
Organized: 21 October 1823
Parent County(s): Chickasaw Indian Lands[1]
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Colonel Robert Weakley, a member of the House of Representatives, a speaker of the State Senate, and the man commissioned to the treaty with the Chickasaw. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Weakley County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square #107 PO Box 587
Dresden, TN 38225
County Courthouse Phone: 731-364-2285

Weakley County Clerk
116 W. Main St., Room 104
P.O. Box 587
Dresden, TN 38225
County Clerk Phone: 731-364-2285
County Register of Deeds Phone: 731-364-3646
County Circuit Court Clerk Phone: 731-364-3455

County Clerk has marriage records from 1840 and probate records from 1828.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [3]

County Pronunciation

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

Weakley 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 1840 1908 1794 1826 1828 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1948 Fire damaged courthouse records.[7] At the 1948 fire, a large number of chancery and circuit court files were discarded. They passed into the keeping of a private citizen, and in 1995 the files were given to the University of Tennessee at Martin, where they constitute MS 4 and MS 2, respectively. Special Collections. Both collections have since been filmed by the FHL.

  • Lack of marriage records: 1825 to 1842
  • Lost probate records: 1825 to 1827

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1823--Weakley County was established 21 October 1823 from Chickasaw Indian Lands, temporarily subdivided as Tennessee surveyor districts 12 and 13. Organized in 1825.
  • County seat: Dresden[8]

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]

Cities: Greenfield

Towns: Dresden, Gleason, Martin, Sharon

Other places:

Austin Springs Gardner Mount Herman Ruthville
Beech Grove Glasgow (hist.) Mount Pelia Sandhill
Brundige Hyndsver Ore Springs Sidonia
Crowley Store Jewell Palmersville Staffords Store
Dukedom Kimery Pillowville Terrell
Dunlap (hist.) Latham Pisgah Tumbling
Fancy Liberty Ralston West Union

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information
West Tennessee county.

The county is named after Robert Weakley (1764-1845), Tennessee representative in the House of Representatives and later Tennessee Senator.[9]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

  • Miller, Alan N. West Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1821 to 1889. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2006. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2man. Purchase at Genealogical.com. Includes Weakley County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Weakley 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.
1830 4,797
1840 9,870 105.8%
1850 14,608 48.0%
1860 18,216 24.7%
1870 20,755 13.9%
1880 24,538 18.2%
1890 28,955 18.0%
1900 32,546 12.4%
1910 31,929 −1.9%
1920 31,053 −2.7%
1930 29,262 −5.8%
1940 29,498 0.8%
1950 27,962 −5.2%
1960 24,227 −13.4%
1970 28,827 19.0%
1980 32,896 14.1%
1990 31,972 −2.8%
2000 34,895 9.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Weakley County 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.

See Weakley County, Tennessee census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®.

1810-1891

1840 Pensioners

1850

  • Porch, Deane Weakley County, Tennessee 1850 census Fort Worth, Texas Miran Publishers, (197-?). FHL Book 976.824 X2

1870

  • Schrupp, MaryCarol Drewry Catron 1870 U.S. census and more, Weakley County, Tennessee transcribed from Microcopy 593, Vol. 31, Roll 1570, National Archives and Records Service Memphis, Tennessee Kinfolks Press, c2001 FHL US/CAN book 976.824 X2

1890 Lost, but substitutes are available:

  • Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 2 1891. Weakley County is included in Vol. 3.
  • Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890.

1891 Male Voters

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration.For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives in Tennessee, see Tennessee Church Records.

  • Weakley County Church Records
- FamilySearch Catalog - Weakley County Church Records
  • Church histories tell when a church started in the area, who the early members were, give data about church leaders, etc.
- FamilySearch Catalog - Weakley County Church History
  • If the records you need are not through the Family History Library, contact the church(es) in the area where your ancestor lived.Two sites that give information about churches in Weakley County are:
- List of Weakley County churches with addresses and phone numbers (Yellowbook)
- List of Weakley County churches (TN HomeTownLocator)

Baptist

  • 1824-1969 - Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Records. Weakley County, 1824-1969. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #288.
  • 1824-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Records. Weakley County, 1824-1969.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mormon Pioneers from Weakley County include:

  • Randolph Alexander (1802-1879) who married Myrza Nix Alexander there in 1830 and later settled in Utah.
  • Catherine Ellen (Camp) Greer (1837-1929), who was born there and married in Salt Lake City in 1855.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

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 Weakley County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
  • Brown - Descendant of Charles Brown, b. 1826 Dickson County, Tennessee, d. 1909 Weakley County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 67 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 68374). Genetic signature available online (labeled Group No. 20), genealogical description available online, courtesy: Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study. Matches have been found.

Family Histories

  • Vaughan, Virginia C. History and Families, Weakley County, Tennessee, 1823-1998. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 1999. FHL US/CAN Book 976.824 H2vv.

Bibliography

  • Alexander - Bartholomew, Jewel A. Randolph and Myrza Nix Alexander: Early Pioneers of Utah. Orem, Utah: J.A. Bartholomew, 1997, 1999. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • Alexander - Martin, James D. The Story of Milo Andrus: With a Brief History of His Wives and Pioneer Children. Ogden, Utah: J.D. Martin, 2000. FHL Collection 921.73 An29m
  • Barger - Smith, Gordon Edward. Barger: Family Records of the Barger's of Weakley County, Tennessee. Florence, Ala.: G.E. Smith, 1984. FHL Collection 1307616 Item 41
  • Bradberry - Litchman, William M. "Using Cluster Methodology to Backtrack an Ancestor: The Case of John Bradberry," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 95, No. 2 (June 2007):103-116. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 95 (2007)
  • Brown - Brown, Garry S. The Descendants of Charles Brown of Weakley County, Tennessee. Albuquerque, New Mexico: Garry S. Brown, 2007. FHL Collection 929.273 B812bga
  • Buckley - Murphy, Patricia Lee. "Buckley Family Abstracts," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1982):156-160. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Buckley - Buckley, Shirley Gray. The Buckley Family Genealogy: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of James Buckley. Martin, Tenn.: S.G. Buckley, 1987. FHL Collection 929.273 B856bs
  • Caldwell - Origin and History of the Name of Caldwell: with Biographies of All the Most Noted Persons of that Name: and an Account of the Origin of Surnames and Forenames Together with Men and Women and Their Significance: The Crescent Family Record. Chicago, Ill.: American Publishers' Association, 1906, page 45. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Caldwell - Green, Charles R. The Isaac Haskins Family History and Genealogy. Olathe, Kansas: Printed by the Register Pub. Co., 1911, page 45. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Camp - Rhoton, Jo. The Greer Trail. West Point, Utah: J. Rhoton, 2001. FHL Collection 1573646 Item 5
  • Cantrell - Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker. Cantrell-Potter-Magness: Ancestry of Alvin Edward Potter, Sr. Nashville, Tenn.: n.p., 1938, page 17. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Clark - Gilbert, Thomas Graves. Francis Clark of Louisa County, Virginia: and His Descendants in Carroll County, Tennessee: Family Members of Michael Clark of England and Barbados and His Son Francis Clark of Louisa County, Virginia, the Migration of His Sons to Anson County, North Carolina and Descendants to Henry Weakley and Carroll Counties of Tennessee. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2004. FHL Collection 929.273 C547gt
  • Clayton - Clayton, Claud Franklin. Family Notes and Recollections. Knoxville, Tenn.: n.p., 1959. FHL Collection 929.273 C579cfc
  • Collier - Boaz, T.D. The Family of R.H. Boaz: A Record of the Descendants of Richard Harris Boaz (1845-1918). McLean, Va.: n.p., 1973, page 24. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Craig - Craig, Marion Stark. John Craig and Some Descendants, 1773-1976. Little Rock, Ark.: n.p., 1967. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Dickson- Dickson, Joseph Lawrence. The Journal of Joseph Lawrence Dickson. Fayetteville, Ark.: Washington County Historical Society, 1956. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Dudley - Stephens, Robert W. Life and Family of Charles Holland. Dallas, Texas: n.p., 1961, page 7. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Edmonston - Johnston, Henry Poellnitz. Pioneers in Their Own Right. Birmingham, Ala.: Featon Press, 1964, pages 23-24. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Francis - Boaz, Thurmond DeWitte and Roberta McDaniel Ellis. Mary Ann (Boaz) Francis (1798-1860) and Her Descendants. McLean, Va.: T.D. Boaz, Jr., 1993. FHL Collection 929.273 F847b
  • Gatewood - Mosley, Lillian Gatewood. Sweet Memories. Dresden?, Tenn.: L.G. Mosley, 1989. FHL Collection 929.273 G223m
  • Glasgow - Faulkner, Mava Yoachum. The Yoachums "And So the Story Goes." Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: M.Y. Faulkner, 1984?. FHL Collection 929.273 Y71fm
  • Julien - Craig, Marion Stark. John Craig and Some Descendants, 1773-1976. Little Rock, Ark.: n.p., 1967. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Pointer - Robinson, R.D. [Genealogies and Bible Records Gathered by the Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1976-1977]. Ill.: The Society, 1977, pages 204, 221. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • Roberts - Roberts, Raiford Ashley. Genealogy Notes and Research, ca. 1600-1980. MSS., Midland Genealogical Society. FHL Collection 1697529 Item 3-1697530 Item 1
  • Roberts - Roberts: Transcript of Bible Records, 1876-1949. Typescript, microfilmed in 1977. FHL Collection 982434 Item 26
  • Slemons - Riedel, Julia Slemons. Brigadier General William F. Slemons, C.S.A.: His Ancestors and Descendants. Kansas City, Missouri: J. Riedel, 1992. FHL Collection 929.273 SL26r
  • Tipton - Tipton, Dean. Tipton, Luke. Seal Beach, Calif.: n.p., 1964, page 15. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
  • White - Johnston, Henry Poellnitz. Pioneers in Their Own Right. Birmingham, Ala.: Featon Press, 1964. Digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

  • Weakley County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1823 and is located at the Courthouse, P.O. Box 587, Dresden, Tennessee 38225; Telephone: (731) 364-2285. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
  • Willis, Laura. Weakley County, Tennessee, Register Survey Books, Volume 2 [1784-1857]. Melber, KY: Simmons Historical, 1996. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.824 R29w. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
  • The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deeds 1822-1900 with indexes 1822-1908; grant books 1794-1844; land entry taker books 1820-1847; and surveyors' books 1789-1857.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

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

Additional information

War of 1812

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Weakley 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 Weakley County:

Confederate Soldiers

Union Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Weakley County:

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • 1794-1851 - Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.
  • 1847 - 1851 - Smith, Jonathan K.T. Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. FHL US/CAN Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851 ff; digital versions at David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository. Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s. (Largely Methodist?)

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Prisons[edit | edit source]

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 County Court, Circuit Court, and Chancery Court have responsibility for the probate records of Weakley County.

Online Records and Indexes

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1828-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills and Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler and Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s. Includes an index to this county's probate records.
  • 1828-1900 - Willis, Laura. Weakley County, Tennessee Wills and Administrations. Melber, Kentucky: Simmons Historical Pub., 1998, 2004. 4 volumes. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.824 P2w. Digital versions of selected volumes available at World Vital Records ($): Volume 1 1828-1853 and Volume 2 1851-1875.
  • USGenWeb's Weakley County page has links to some estate settlements and transcribed wills.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

The original Weakley County Tax Books 1842-1874 are kept at the County Courthouse. In 1976, TSLA microfilmed these records. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1003115-1003116.

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

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1828 Tax List, 1828, Tennessee Researcher, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Sep. 1963); Vol. 2, No. 4 (Dec. 1963).
  • 1828 Weakley County 1828 Tax List, available online, courtesy: Strictly By Name.
  • 1828-1832 Simmons, Don and Laura Willis. Weakley County Tax List 1828-1832. Melber, Ky.: Simmons Historical Pub., 1996. FHL US/CAN Book 976.824 R4w. Purchase at Simmons Historical Bookstore.
  • 1842 Brooks, Walter. "1842 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1843 Brooks, Walter. "1843 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1844 Brooks, Walter. "1844 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1845 Brooks, Walter. "1845 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1846 Brooks, Walter. "1846 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1847 Brooks, Walter. "1847 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1848 Brooks, Walter. "1848 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1849 Brooks, Walter. "1849 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1850 Brooks, Walter. "1850 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1869 Carol, Mary. "1869 Tax List of Weakley County," available online, courtesy: RootsWeb.
  • 1889 Weakley County Tax List 1889. Purchase at Simmons Historical Bookstore.
  • 1890 Weakley County Tax List 1890. Purchase at Simmons Historical Bookstore.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online indexes and Records


Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1838-1867 - Early West Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2sb v. 1 ff. Indexes brides, grooms, marriage or marriage bond dates for this county for specified years.
  • 1843-1886 - Weakley County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [1843-1886]. 5 volumes. FHL US/CAN Book 976.824 V2wc At FamilySearch
  • 1843-1863, 1878-1886 - Weakley County, Tennessee, marriage records FHL US/CAN Book 976.824 V2w volumes 1-3
  • 1863-1886 - "Lookups of Weakley County, Tennessee marriages 1863-1886 at RootsWeb.

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 Weakley 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 Weakley County. For state-wide library facilities, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

C.E. Weldon Public Library
100 Main St
Martin, TN 38237
Phone: 731-587-3148
E-mail: weldonlib@charter.net
Website
Genealogical Resources: The Weakley County Genealogical Society helps to maintain a collection of books, magazines, files, and microfilms located in the library's Tennessee Room.

Dr. Nathan Porter Public Library
228 N Front St.
Greenfield, TN 38230
E-mail: readmore@charter.net
Website

Gleason Memorial Library
105 College St
Gleason, TN 38229
Phone: 731-648-9020
E-mail: gleasonml@bellsouth.net
Website

Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library
341 Linden St.
Dresden, TN 38225
Phone: 731-364-2678
Hours:
Website

Reelfoot Regional Library Center
542 N Lindell
Martin, TN 38237
Phone: 731-587-2347
Hours:
Website

Sharon Public Library
123 E Main St
Sharon, TN 38255
Phone: 731-456-2707
E-mail: sharonlibrary@frontiernet.net
Facebook
West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
University of Tennessee at Martin
Phone: 731-881-7060
Website
The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle (KY), Fulton (KY), and Hickman (KY) counties in Kentucky.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Weakley County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Tennessee Societies.
West Tennessee Historical Society
P.O. Box 111046
Memphis, TN 38111
Phone 901-475-6608
E-mail: efrank@memphis.edu
Website

Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society
100 Main Street
P.O Box 894
Martin, TN 38237
Phone: 731-587-3148
website

Websites[edit | edit source]

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Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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, "Weakley, Tennessee" in [wikipedia accessed 09 Jan 2019
  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 Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (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. Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 13 March 2016).
  8. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  9. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  10. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at Media:Igitennessees.pdf.