Williamson County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, July 1812 - October 1815 - Carol Wells.
Although Williamson County, Tennessee, was formed from part of Davidson County in 1799, the first surviving census is the 1820 enumeration. Other records must be used to throw light on families of those early years. Minute Book Two of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions - the County Court - contains matters which passed before the justices of the peace from July 1812 to the end of 1815. In these pages can be found: names of new settlers, landowners whose claims conflicted, or the wording of whose grants needed to be corrected, whose taxes were unpaid, or who were selling land in other counties or states. As new farms were created, old roads had to be changed and new roads laid off; men doing these tasks would probably be local residents, thus providing clues to the names of neighbors and possible relatives. Minutes also provide names and relationships in the proving of wills, providing for widows and children, guardians, dowers, apprentices, indigents, and illegitimate children. An every name index adds to the value of this work.
(1994), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 170 pp.