1850 Marion County, Tennessee Census


Created in 1817, Marion County, Tennessee was taken from the Cherokee lands ceded north of the Tennessee River. The portion of the county that was south of the river did not enter the picture until after the Ocoee Land District was established in 1838. Besides giving the house number, the household number, name of the occupants, their age, sex, place of birth and occupation, there is another type of entry in this census that is unique. It gives in many cases their church association. There were Methodist, Baptist, Freewill Baptist, Missionary Baptist, Cumberland Presbyterians and Roman Catholics shown in the material. These latter entries are rare indeed.

Example from this volume:

216    216 - ROGERS, John H. 24 M farmer; Martha 21 F Meth.; Richard JONES 61 M, born Virginia; Robert Pruitt, 18 M laborer

James L. Douthat

1983, paper, 70 pp.

ISBN: 9780788492891