Trust deeds are really mortgages. People are putting up their property both real and personal, as collateral for loans. This said, there are some deed transactions in these records. These records are tremendously important because they are the records dealing with the buying and selling of slaves in Wilson County. By using census records, as well as other records, including these trust deed books, it should be possible for many people to trace their ancestry back to the slave. To the authors knowledge these Trust Deed Books begin with "EE", because every effort was made and no earlier books were found in the County Court House.
1997, paper, 351 pp.