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Lincoln County

Lincoln County

Lincoln County was formed in 1809 from Bedford County
(Acts of Tennessee 1809 [First Session], Chapter 48).

The county seat is Fayetteville.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Carter Hills (Allison, 19??)
  • Heritage of Lincoln County, Tennessee (Lincoln County Heritage Book Committee, 2005)* [name index]
  • In the Beginning: Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1809 (Marsh, 19??)
  • Lincoln County : A Tribute to our Past (Dickey, 1977)* [name index]
  • Pictorial History of Fayetteville & Lincoln County, Tennessee (Lindquist, 1994)
  • Pictorial History of Lincoln County, Tennessee (Bi-centennial Book Committee of Lincoln County, 2009)

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Lincoln County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census, Lincoln County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1998)* [alphabetical by head of household]
  • 1880 Census of Fayetteville, Tennessee (Marsh, 1988)* [surname index]
  • Abstracts of Wills, Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1810-1895 (Marsh, 1977) [surname index]
  • Cemetery Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee, and Adjoining Counties [Vol. 1 A-L; Vol. 2 M-Z] (Lincoln County Genealogical Society, 2012) [alphabetical by surname]
  • Cemetery Records of Lincoln - Moore Counties, Tennessee (Marsh, 1996)* [surname index]
  • Cemetery Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee (Marsh, 1972) [surname index]
  • Cemetery Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee, and Adjoining Counties [vol. 1 A-L; vol. 2 M-Z] (Lincoln County Genealogical Society, 2012) [alphabetical]*
  • County Court Minutes of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1810 (WPA, 1940)
  • Early Unpublished Court Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee : Guardians, Settlements, Land Deeds, Tax Lists (Marsh, 1993)* [name index]
  • First County Court Minutes of Lincoln County, Tennessee [2 vols.] (Marsh, 1989-)* [surname index in each volume]
  • Index to Lincoln County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, 1830-1832 (Rossman & Sterken, 1985) [alphabetical]
  • Land Deed Genealogy of Lincoln County, Tennessee [vol. 1 1809-1818; vol. 2 1818-1828; vol. 3 1828-1834] (Marsh, 1996)* [name index in each volume]
  • Lincoln County Black History Journal [2 vols.] (St. Paul A.M.E. Church. Lay Organization, 1998-1999)
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1840 Census (Waller, 1970) [name index]*
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1850 Census (Porch, 1970) [surname index]*
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee Administrator Settlement Book, 1863-1868 (McGee & O'Neal, 2002?)* [alphabetical]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee Bible Records [6 vols.] (Tucker & Waller, 1971-) [name index in each volume]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee Chancery Court Minute Book, 1850-1857 [name index](Clark & O'Neal, 1993) [alphabetical]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, Church Records (WPA, 1938) [name index for each church]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee Circuit Court Enrolling Docket, 1856-1860 (West & O'Neal, 1993)* [alphabetical]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee County Court Inventory, 1828-1841 (Clark & O'Neal, 1993)* [alphabetical]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, 1844-1849 (West & O'Neal, 19??)* [alphabetical]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, 1866-1868 (Clark & O'Neal, 19??)* [alphabetical]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1814-1817 (WPA, 1940) [name index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, Marriages, 1823-1828, 1838-1860 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, Minute Docket, book 1, 1811-1812 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee : Miscellaneous Court House Records (O'Neal, 1986)* [surname index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee Official Marriage Records, 1838-1880 (Marsh, 1974) [name index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee Tax List, 1829-1832 (Marsh, 1981) [surname index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, Will Book, 1827-1850 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee : Wills, Inventories, and Miscellaneous, March 1809-April 1824 (Ingmire, 1984) [name index]
  • Lincoln County, Tennessee, Wills & Inventories, 1810-1824 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Marriage Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1880-1899 (Casey, 1995)* [name index]
  • Marriage Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1900-1910 (Casey, 1996)* [name index]
  • Marriage Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee, January 1, 1911-December 31, 1920 (Casey, 1998) [name index]
  • Mount Moriah and Holman Cemeteries (1991) [name index]
  • Name Index to History of Tennessee ... Together with ... Sketch of Giles, Lincoln, Franklin, and Moore Counties (Marsh, 1971)
  • Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee [wills, marriages, 4 cemeteries](Jones & Gandrud, 1932) [name index]
  • South Central Tennessee Regional Polk City Directory : Including Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall and Moore Counties (R.L. Polk & Co., 1999)
  • Wills & Inventories of Lincoln County, Tennessee, 1810-1921 (Marsh, 1989) [surname index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Lincoln County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.    

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1809
  • deed index from 1810
  • chancery court minutes from 1838
  • county court minutes from 1810
  • circuit court minutes from 1849
  • tax books from 1829

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1810-1907 (#134, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories of Estates -- 1840-1854; 1867-1876 (#72, 1 reel)*
  • Inventory of Estates -- 1853-1863 (#A1567, 1 reel)*
  • Marriages -- 1838-1890 (#78, 1 reel)*
  • Settlements Administrator's & Executors -- 1842-1861 (#125, 1 reel)*
  • Settlements of Estates -- 1842-1849 (#A1567, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1809-1861 [gaps] (#131, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Lincoln County (Record Group #107, Roll 51, 1 reel). Roll includes Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Minutes (1810, 1814-1817), Minute Docket Book 1 (1811-1812), Marriages (1823-1828, 1838-1866), Wills & Inventories (1810-1824), Will Book (1827-1850) and Church Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Fayetteville.  Scattered early issues are available from 1817, and a complete run begins in 1976.  Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site.  

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Lincoln County:  1820-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1820-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Lincoln County census records in book form:  1840, 1850*, 1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR LINCOLN COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated May 7, 2014

 

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