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Haywood County

Haywood County

Haywood County was formed in 1823 from Indian lands
(Private Acts of Tennessee 1823, Chapter 145).

The county seat is Brownsville.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Haywood County, Tennessee (Norris, 2000)*
  • Haywood County, Tennessee, Pictorial (Jackson, 1998) [surname index]
  • Heart of the Tennessee Delta: A Historical Guidebook to Haywood County (Brownsville-Haywood County Bicentennial Committee, 1996)*
  • History of Haywood County, Tennessee, 1989 (Brownsville-Haywood County Historical Society, 1989) [name index]*
  • History of Tennessee From the Earliest Time to the Present : Together With a Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett (Goodspeed, 1978)*
  • Legacy of Tamar : Courage and Faith in an African American Family (Springfield, 2000)
  • Lifting the Veil : A Political History of Struggles for Emancipation (Couto, 1993) [name index]
  • Women of Haywood : Their Lives - Our legacy ; Professional African American Women in Haywood County (Hopson, 2012)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1836 Haywood County, Tennessee, Civil Districts & Tax List (Douthat, 2003) [name index]*
  • 1880 Census Haywood County, Tennessee (Sistler, 2001) [alphabetical by surname]*
  • Bradford Family Record (WPA, 1939) [name index]
  • Crockett (Haywood) County, Tn Deeds, 1785-1872 Mayo, 1985)
  • Genealogical Quandary : Will Book D, 1845-1852, Haywood County, Tennessee (Smith, 2003) [surname index]
  • Haywood, Lauderdale, Tipton County Directory (1957)
  • Haywood County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Records, 1808-1885 : Including Divorces, 1860-1936 : An Inventory Of Loose Records in the Haywood County Courthouse (Genealogical Society Of Utah., 1997) [alphabetical listings]
  • Haywood County Tennessee Court Minutes, 1823-1830 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Haywood County Tennessee Court Minutes, 1826-30 (WPA, 1940)
  • Haywood County Tennessee Court Minutes, 1831 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Haywood County Tennessee Court Minutes, Journal C, 1834-40 (WPA, 19??) [name index]
  • Haywood County Tennessee Court Minutes, 1837-1840 (WPA, 1941)
  • Haywood County, Tennessee Deed Book  [Vol. A-B 1823-1831] (Crumpton, 2003) [name index]*
  • Haywood County, Tennessee Deed Book  [Vol. C  1832-1833] (Crumpton, 2003) [name index]*
  • Haywood County Tennessee Deed Book A, 1823-1830 (WPA, 1940)
  • Haywood County Tennessee, Directory of Brownsville, Tennessee, 1872-1873 (WPA, 1938)
  • Haywood County Tennessee Marriage Docket, 1859-1866 (WPA, 1938) [name index]
  • Haywood County, Tennessee Marriage Records : Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, 1859-1878 (Fischer, 1987) [name index]
  • Haywood County Tennessee Will Book No. 1, 1826-1839 (WPA, 1937)
  • Seventh Census of the United States, 1850: Haywood County, Tennessee Free Population Schedules (Carpenter, 1970) [surname index]*
  • Tombstone Inscriptions From Black Cemeteries in Haywood County, Tennessee (Smith, 1998) [surname index]

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1859
  • wills from 1826
  • deed index from 1823
  • chancery court minutes from 1842
  • county court minutes from 1823
  • circuit court minutes from 1840
  • tax books from 1834

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Deed Index -- 1826-1881  (#48, 1 reel)*
  • Inventories -- Guardian, Administrators' & Executors' Settlements -- 1852-1866  (#24, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage License & Bonds -- 1859-1868  (#27, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1826-1841  (#46, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1841-1844; 1852-1918  (#47, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Haywood County (Record Group #107, Roll 34,  1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minutes (1823-1831 & 1837-1840),  Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Journal C (1834-1840),  Deed Book A (1823-1830),  Will Book 1  (1826-1839),  Marriage Dockett (1859-1866),  Brownsville City Directory (1872-1873)  and Bradford Family Record (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Brownsville.  Scattered early issues are available from 1838, and a complete run begins in 1936. 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. 

 

 

CENSUS RECORDS

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

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HAYWOOD COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated January 16, 2013

 

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