Rutherford County, Tennessee, Court Minutes, 1811-1815


Here, compressed into 160 pages, are 1,293 pages of Rutherford County Court Minutes detailing life between the 1810 and 1820 censuses. Minutes include such genealogically interesting items as appointments of guardians, care of the indigent and insane, paternity suits, apprenticeships, and also note neighbors working on roads, the licensing of ordinaries and mill seats, and names of jurors. Deeds and wills are proved, administrators appointed, and securities given for bonds. Some residents go to jail, are confined in stocks, or are whipped. Some have property sold for delinquent taxes or debt. An every-name index completes this work.

Carol Wells

(1994), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 194 pp.

ISBN: 9781556139659