Shelby County, Tennessee Newspaper Abstracts through 1859


With over 40 different newspapers abstracted in this volume, the areas of west Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and northern Mississippi are well covered. These records offer Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee newspaper abstracts through 1859 from several sources, including the Daily Enquirer, Memphis Daily Appeal, American Eagle Weekly, The Tri-Weekly Memphis Enquirer, Weekly Appeal, and the Weekly Memphis Eagle. Most of these records are of vital information such as births, deaths, and marriages. Many times, the various trials and other items of interest are given as well. For an area of Tennessee where little is published, this is a wonderful addition to anyone’s library of Tennessee materials. There are over 19,300 names in the index of names and places. Example: “Died, In this city on the morning of the 22d inst. Mrs. Mary E., wife of James Hamilton, Esq. Charleston (S.C.) and Georgia papers please copy. The funeral will take place from the Methodist Church, corner of Second and Poplar Street. Memphis Daily Appeal 9/23/1859.

Helen Rowland

(2002), 2023, 8½x11, paper, index, 396 pp.

ISBN: 9780788487514