Tennessee Genealogical Records and Abstracts, Volume 1: 1787-1839 - Sherida K. Eddlemon. Although Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796, it remained a sparsely populated wilderness for years, and no complete censuses are available until 1830. In this new volume respected author Sherida K. Eddlemon aims to "close the gap left by census records" by providing researchers with a blend of rare tax lists, marriage records and other early source materials including the 1835 pension roll (surnames A-B). This volume contains useful information for the following counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Blount, Franklin, Gibson, Grainger, Henry, Jackson, Lauderdale, Maury, Overton, Roane, Sevier, Sumner, Washington and Wilson. Eddlemon also supplies early records from Kentucky, Texas (Brazos County) and Washington state (Douglas County) to trace the migration of Tennessee natives. (1998, 2005), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 256 pp.