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Hardeman County

Hardeman County

Hardeman County was formed in 1823 from
Hardin County and Indian lands
(Private Acts of Tennessee 1823, Chapter 108).

The county seat is Boliver.

There was a fire at the Hardeman County courthouse in 1864.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Diary of Sally Wendell Fentress of Hardeman County, Tennessee, August 1863 to February 1866 (Kinser, 1995)
  • Goodspeed's Hardeman County History (1988) [name index]
  • Hardeman County (Coleman, 2012)
  • Hardeman County Historical Sketches (Hardeman County Historical Commission, 1979) [surname index]*
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Fayette and Hardeman Counties (Goodspeed, 1973) [name index]
  • Notes from Hardeman County [Vol. 1 taken from newspapers 1829-1870; Vol. 2 taken from newspapers 1871-1877] (Haralson, 2013?) [name index in each volume]

Additional county and community histories can be found at the Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources:  Hardeman County. The items in the bibliography may not all be available at TSLA.  

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1850 Census, Hardeman County, Tennessee (Cox, 1992) [name index]*
  • 1880 Census Hardeman County, Tennessee (Sistler, 2001) [alphabetical by head of household]
  • 1880 U.S. Census, Hardeman County, Tennessee (Cox, 1994) [name index]*
  • 1900 U.S. Census, Hardeman County, Tennessee (Cox, 1996) [name index]*
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Hardeman County, Tennessee (Cox, 1997) [name index]
  • 1920 U.S. Census, Hardeman County, Tennessee (Cox, 1996) [name index]*
  • Bible Records, Hatchie Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee (Owens & Davidson, 1977) [surname index]
  • Cemeteries Near Hickory Valley, Hardeman County, Tennessee (19??) [name index]
  • Cemetery Inscriptions & Notes [3 vols.] (Owens, Davidson & Cox, 1993-) [surname index]*
  • Cemetery Records of Hardeman County, Tennessee [6 vols., 2 pts.] (Owens & Knox, 1970-) [surname index]
  • Extracts of Wills, Estate Settlements and Guardian Bonds of Hardeman County, Tennessee (Davidson, 1993) [name index]*
  • First Baptist Church, Bolivar, Tennessee, 1835-1985 (Hazlegrove, 1985?)
  • General Index to Deeds, Number 1 1822-1876 [2 vols.] (WPA, 1940) [name index]
  • Hardeman County, Tennessee Cemetery Records (Black, 1965)
  • Hardeman County Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, vol. 1 1823-1829 (WPA, 1941)
  • Hardeman County Tennessee Court Minutes vol. 2 1827-1829 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Hardeman County, Tennessee Deeds [Books D-E, Oct 1834 - Dec 1838] (Hutchings, 2002-) [name index]*
  • Hardeman County Tennessee Marriage Book vol.1 1838-52 (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Hardeman County, Tennessee, Marriage Records [vol. 1 Oct 1823 - Feb 1838; vol. 2 Feb 1838 - July 1852; vol. 3 July 1852 - Dec 1859; vol. 4 Dec 1862 - May 1863; vol. 5 Nov 1865 - Dec 1870] (Armour, 1965-66) [name index]
  • Hardeman County Tennessee Marriage Records 1860-1870 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Hardeman County Tennessee Marriage Records Loose 1823-1838 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Hardeman County, Tennessee: Family History (Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, Hardeman County Chapter, 2001) [surname index]*
  • Hardeman County, TN Marriages, 1823-1861 (Sistler, 1986) [alphabetical by bride and groom]*
  • Hardeman County Vital Records [marriages 1827-1832] (Hays, 1987) [name index]*
  • Hardeman Free Press, 1895-1918, Bolivar, Tennessee (Davidson, Owens & Cox, 1997) [name index]*
  • Private Acts of Hardeman County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1988)
  • Tennessee DAR Genealogical Records Committee Report. Executors and Administrators Settlement Book 5, Hardeman County, Tennessee (DAR, 200?-) [name index]
  • Wills & Inventories of Hardeman County, 1823-1838 (WPA, 1942)

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

An inventory of microfilmed Hardeman County records is available on our web site.  Individual reels of microfilm may also be purchased.    

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1823
  • wills from 1824
  • deed index from 1822
  • chancery court minutes from 1852
  • county court minutes from 1827
  • circuit court minutes from 1823
  • tax books from 1824

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1822-1902 (#37, 1 reel)*
  • Executors' & Administrators' Settlements -- 1850-1859 (#16, 1 reel)*
  • Executors' & Administrators' Settlements -- 1859-1872 (#17, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Records -- 1823-1859 (#29, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1824-1845 (#34, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1845-1901 (#35, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Hardeman County (Record Group #107, Roll 31, 1 reel). Roll includes General Index to Deeds, Vol. 1, pts. 1 & 2 (1822-1876), Minutes, Circuit Court, Vol. 1 (1823-1829), Minutes, County Court, Vol. 2 (1827-1829), Wills & Inventories, Vol. 1, pts. 1 & 2 (1823-1838), Marriage Records [loose] (1823-1838), Marriage Records, Book 1 (1838-1852) and Marriage Records (1860-1870).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Altamont and Tracy City.  Scattered early issues are available from 1887, and a complete run begins in 1946. Microfilms are loaned to Tennessee libraries.  Individual reels may also be purchased.  An Inventory of Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA is available on our web site. 

 

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS MATERIAL

 

CENSUS RECORDS

  • Census on microfilm for Hardeman County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Hardeman County census records in book form:  1850*, 1880*, 1900*, 1910, 1920*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HARDEMAN COUNTY

 

* Indicates this title may be borrowed on Interlibrary Loan from TSLA.

 

 

Updated January 10, 2014

 

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