Compiled by WPA Workers **, this volume contains Fentress County, Tennessee registered deeds from 1824 through 1838 as found in Deed Books 'A' and 'B'. Each entry includes the name of seller and buyer, date registered, number of acres involved, and consideration [price of land]. In approximately 50% of the entries, a brief description of the location of land is included.
Research Tip: Remember: these deeds are for land in Fentress County ... in numerous instances, either the seller or buyer resided in another county. [see last example below.].
* * WPA Workers
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.
paper, 104 pp.