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Stewart County

Stewart County

Stewart County was formed in 1803 from Montgomery County
(Acts of Tennessee 1803, Chapter 68).

The county seat is Dover.

There was a fire at the Stewart County courthouse in 1862.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • 1985 Bear Spring, Tennessee, Historical Directory (1985)
  • Arlington, Cumberland City, dErin, Tennessee, and the Wells Creek Valley (Lovelady, 1989) [name index]*
  • History of Stewart County, Tennessee [thesis] (Brandon, 1944)
  • History of Stewart County, Tennessee (McClain, 1965) [name index]*
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart (Goodspeed, 1979)
  • Houston County Area : Excerpts from the Goodspeed Histories of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties of Tennessee (Friends of the Houston County Library, 19??) [surname index]
  • Life of Duncan Stewart : Founder of Stewart County, Tennessee (Saunders, 1997)
  • Stewart County : History of Tennessee (Goodspeed, 1988)
  • Stewart County Tennessee Heritage  (Stewart County Historical Society,  1980)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1880 Census, Stewart County, Tennessee (Sistler, 1999) [alphabetical by head of household]*
  • Benton Co., Tennessee, Carroll Co., Tennessee, Henry Co., Tennessee, Houston Co., Tennessee, Stewart Co., Tennessee [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed, 1989)
  • Cemetery Records of Land Between the Lakes, (Betwixt the Rivers) 1814-1973 (Maupin, 1974) [surname index]
  • Cemetery Records of Stewart County, Tennessee (Stewart County Historical Society, 1983) [surname index]
  • County Court Minutes, Stewart County  [vol. 1  1813-1815;   vol. 2  1815-1819]  WPA,  1941) [name index]
  • Deed Records [vol. 1 1804-06; vol. 3 1789-1818; vol. 4 Abstracts, 1810-13 & Marriage Records 1838-1848] (WPA, 1937-1939) [name indexes]
  • Marriage Licenses Applied for, Stewart County, Tennessee (Finley, 2007) [alphabetical]
  • Marriage Records, Stewart County, Tenn., 1849-1866 (Simmons, 1973) [surname index]*
  • Marriage Records, Stewart County, Tenn., 1865-1881 (Simmons, 1973) [surname index]*
  • Marriages of Stewart County, Tennessee, 1838-1866 (Whitley, 1982) [name index]*
  • Name Index to History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties (Marsh, 1972)
  • Stewart Co., Tenn., Marriage Records, 1838-1848 (Simmons, 1974) [surname index]*
  • Stewart Co., Tenn., Marriage Records, 1881-1896 (Simmons, 1993) [surname index by bride and groom]*
  • Stewart County, Tennessee : Abstracts of Settlements, Wills and Bonds, 1804-1896 (Long, 2008) [name index]*
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Census of 1850 (Willis, 2000) [surname index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Census of 1850 (Partlow, 1998) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Census of 1860 (Partlow, 1994) [surname index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Census of 1870 (Partlow, 1994) [name index]*
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Census of 1900 (Partlow, 1994) [name index]*
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, vol. 1 & 1A, 1821-1831 (Long, 2010) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee : Deed Book Indexes, 1786-1884 (Long, 200?)
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Federal Census of 1880 (Partlow, 1993) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, vol. 3, 1811-1812 (WPA, 1941) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Deed Book 4 or D, 1811-1813 ; Deed Book 5 or E, 1814-1818 (Crumpton, 1999) [name indexes]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Deed Book 6 or O, 1819-1823 ; Deed Book 7 or G, 1823-1826 (Crumpton, 1999) [name indexes]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Deed Book F, 1826-1829 [and] Deed Book 9, 1829-1832 (Crumpton, 1999) [name indexes]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Deed Books 1,2,3 or A,B,C, 1804-1819 (Crumpton, 1999) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Deeds [*vol. 1  1791-1806; vol. 2  1803-1814; *vol. 3  1813-1817; vol.4  1817-1819] (Willis, 1995) [surname indexes]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, General Index to Deeds, vol. 1, 1804-43 (WPA, 1939) [alphabetical by grantor and grantee]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Marriages Revisited, 1804-1881 (Long, 2009) [surname index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Minute Docket, 1804-1807 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Slave Schedule of 1860  (Partlow,  1996) [name index]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee Tax Lists [Vol. 1 1804-1840; Vol. 2 1841-1866] (Long, 2011) [name index in each volume]
  • Stewart County, Tennessee, Tax Book, vol. 2, 1808-1812 (WPA, 1938) [name index

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1849 (there is a typed WPA index for 1838-1848 Stewart County marriages)
  • wills from 1812
  • deed index from 1803
  • chancery court minutes from 1865
  • county court minutes from 1804
  • circuit court minutes from 1821
  • tax books from 1808

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1800-1938  (#63, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage records -- 1849-1893  (#29, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1812-1840  (#52, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1840-1854  (#53, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1854-1866  (#54, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Stewart County  (Record Group #107, Roll 79,  1 reel). Roll includes General Index to Deeds (1804-1843),  Deed Book Volume 1 (1804-1806),  Deed Book Volume 3  (1789-1818),  Abstract of Deed Book Volume 4 (1810-1813),  Marriage Records (1838-1848),  County Court Minute Docket (1804-1807),  County Court Minutes 1813-1819), and Tax Book  (1808-1812).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Cumberland City and Dover.  Scattered early issues are available from 1876, and a complete run begins in 1949. 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 Stewart County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Stewart County census records in book form:  1850,  1860,  1870,  1880*,  1900

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR STEWART COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated December 21, 2012

 

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