Morgan County in east Tennessee was created in 1817 from Roane County and was named for General Daniel Morgan. The first county seat was at Montgomery and later Wartburg was selected. The first settler was thought to be Samuel Hall, who settled in 1807 about seven miles northeast of Wartburg. The very early marriages have been destroyed as these are the first available and recorded. They date from 1865 which means they probably were destroyed during the Civil War. This listing of the marriages was taken from the records in the Court House and they give the name of the couple to be married, the dates the license was issued and solemnized and by whom. This is all that was contained in the Clerk’s register of the marriages.
Example from this volume:
Thomas McCoy to Hannah M. Webb - lic. Issued Feb. 15, 1865 - sol. Feb. 15, 1865 by E. B. Duncan, J.P.
James L. Douthat
1986, paper, 66 pp.