Early Unpublished Court Records of Lincoln County, Tennessee
Guardians, Settlements, Land Deeds, Tax ListsBook - 1993
By: Helen & Timothy Marsh, Pub. 1993, 263 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-492-1.
This middle Tennessee County was formed in 1809 out of Indian Lands. From the year 1799, with the formation of Williamson County, Tennessee, the most western third of what was to become Lincoln County in 1809, was then a part of Williamson County, and so until 1807 the eastern two thirds of the area was a part of Rutherford County. And from Dec. 3, 1807 until Nov. 14, 1809, Lincoln was the southern half of Bedford County. These records are a potpourri of early miscellaneous loose court records which have never been published nor microfilmed by the State of Tennessee. These records contain: Guardianship reports and settlements, first land deeds called "The Clerks List," which lists many of the early Grantees and Grantors not recorded in the regular deed index. Also included are early Tax lists before 1830 giving the names of taxable, acreage of deeded and Granted land plus location of same. These miscellaneous records cover the time period of 1809 to about 1840. For the person with lost ancestors in Lincoln county, these records may provide the answer to long sought after forbears.