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Henry County

Henry County

Henry County was formed in 1821 from Indian lands
(Public Acts of Tennessee 1821, Chapter 32).

The county seat is Paris.


SELECTED PUBLISHED COUNTY HISTORIES

  • Exploring Henry County, Tennessee (Crutchfield, 1995)
  • Henry County History and Families (Henry County Bicentennial Commission, 1996) [surname index]
  • Henry County Sesquicentennial, 1823-1973 (Baggett, 1973)*
  • Henry County Tennessee Courthouses (Tayloe, 2003?)
  • History of Black Familys [sic] [3 vols] (Tayloe 2004?)
  • History of Henry County, Tennessee : Descriptive, Pictorial Reproductions of Old Papers and Manuscripts (Johnson, 1958)*
  • History of Henry County, Tennessee, Through 1865 (Van Dyke, 1966)
  • History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present : Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Carroll, Henry and Benton Counties (Goodspeed, 1978)
  • History of the Henry County Commands which Served in the Confederate States Army Including Rosters of the Various Companies Enlisted in Henry County, Tenn. (Rennolds, 1904)*
  • Old Homes of Henry County Tennessee [2 vols.] (Tayloe, 2004?)
  • Pen Sketches : An Historical Pen Sketch of Henry County, Tennessee (Inman, 1976)* [name index]
  • Sisters of Temperance, 1850 (Tayloe, 2003?)
  • Women of Distinction [Henry County, Tennessee Ancestor Series] [2 vols.] (Tayloe, 2003)

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

 

PUBLISHED LOCAL RECORDS


  • 1822-1988 Wills Index, Henry County, Tennessee (McNutt, 1988) [alphabetical by will book volume]
  • 1827 Tax List, Henry County, Tennessee (McNutt, 1989) [surname index]
  • 1880 Census Henry County, Tennessee (Sistler, 2001)* [alphabetical by head of household]
  • 1890 Tax List, Henry County, Tennessee (McNutt, 1988) [alphabetical by district]
  • Benton Co., Tennessee, Carroll Co., Tennessee, Henry Co., Tennessee, Houston Co., Tennessee, Stewart Co., Tennessee [1891 enumeration of male voters] (Reed, 1989) [name index for each county]
  • Bible Records of Henry County, Tennessee (Sanders, 1988)
  • City of Paris and Henry County, Tennessee : Historical, Descriptive, and Biographical (Greene, 1987?)
  • Compendium of Henry Co., Tennessee, Cemetery Records (Reed, 1988)* [name index]
  • Deed book ... Henry County, Tennessee [1822-1831] [v.1 1822-1826; v. 2 1826-1828; v. 3 1828-1831] (Crupmton, 2000)* [name index in each volume]
  • Districts of Henry County Tennessee [1836, 1870] (Tayloe, 2003?)
  • Every Name Index to Henry County, Tennessee Circuit Court Records, 1816-1849, i.e. [1818-1849] [index to Henry County County Court Loose Records, Microfilm B-2319] (Dunlap, Chilcutt & Walsh, 2005) [name index]
  • Every Name Index to the Henry County, Tennessee Estate Settlements, 1821-1899 [index to Henry County Estates & Settlements, Microfilm B-2308] (Dunlap & Graff, 2005) [name index]
  • Genealogical Scrapbook of the Weekly Intelligencer, Paris, Tennessee, 1866-1881 (Smith, 2004) [surname index]
  • Henry Co. Tennessee Newspaper Gleanings, 1887-1893 (Robbins, 19??)* [surname index]
  • Henry Co. Tennessee Newspaper Gleanings, 1893-1903 (Robbins, 1985?)* [surname index]
  • Henry County, Tennessee, 1836 Tax List & Civil Districts (Douthat, 1993) [name index]
  • Henry County, Tennessee, Black Funeral Home Records, 1912-2002 (W.G. Rhea Public Library, 2003)* [alphabetical]
  • Henry County, Tennessee, Census of 1850 (Gossum & Simmons, 1994)* [surname index]
  • Henry County Tennessee Court Minutes Book C, 1832-1836 [2 vols.] (WPA, 1941)
  • Henry County Tennessee Index to Deeds, Grantor no. 1, 1822-83 (WPA, 1940) [grouped by first letter of grantor's surname]
  • Henry County, Tennessee Marriages [vol. 1 1838-1852; vol. 2 1853-1867; vol. 3 1868-1880] (Inman, 1974-)* [each volume -- alphabetical by groom with bride index]
  • Henry County Tennessee Minute Book A, 1824-1825 (WPA, 1936) [name index]
  • Henry County Tennessee Tax Book 1827-1835 [2 vols.] (WPA, 1942)
  • Henry County Tennessee Tombstone Records (WPA, 1937) [name index]
  • Henry County, Tennessee, Wills [vol. 1 1822-1830; vol. 2 1830-1835; vol. 3 1835-1838; vol. 4 1837-1841; vol. 5 1830-1843; vol. 6 1841-1845; vol. 7 1844-1846] (Simmons & Willis, 1995)* [surname indexes in vols. 1-5; name indexes in vols. 6-7]
  • Henry County, Tennessee Wills 1822-1830 (Simmons & Willis, 1995)* [surname index]
  • Henry County Tennessee Wills and Inventories 1844-56 [3 vols.] (WPA, 1940) [name index in vol. 1]
  • History of Old 20th district of Henry Co. Tennessee, Paris Landing, Now the 24th District [family & estate records] (Tayloe, 200?)
  • Inscriptions in Stone : Henry County, Tennessee [2 vols.] (Henry County Cemetery Committee, 1989)* [alphabetical for each cemetery; surname index in vol. 2]
  • McEvoy Funeral Home Records, 1901-1991, Henry County, Tennessee (1996)* [surname index]
  • Minutes of the County Court of Henry County, 1836-1849 [tax lists, marriages] [2 vols.] (WPA, 1942) [name index in vol. 1]
  • Minutes of the County Court of Henry County, Book A, 1825-1828 [2 vols.] (WPA, 1941)
  • Old 23rd District (Robbins, 1984)*
  • Private Acts of Henry County, Tennessee (McIntyre, 1994)
  • Record of Marriages, Henry Co., Tenn. [vol. 1 1881-1890; vol. 2 1891-1900] (Robbins & Walker, 1983-) [each volume alphabetical by groom with bride index]
  • Slave Account[s] From the Old Records in the Archives [3 vols.] (Tayloe 2004?)
  • Tennessee Genealogical Records: Henry County Old Time Stuff [wills 1856-1902, early deeds, "some marriages] (Whitley, 1991) [surname index]
  • World War II, A Scrap Book [2 vols.] (Tayloe, 2005)

 

LOCAL RECORDS ON MICROFILM 

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

Earliest records include:

  • marriages from 1838
  • wills from 1833
  • deed index from 1822
  • chancery court minutes from 1846
  • county court minutes from 1824
  • circuit court minutes from 1834
  • tax books from 1827

 

The following reels are available on interlibrary loan from TSLA:

  • Administrators', Executors' Guardians' Settlements -- 1839-1870 (#44, 1 reel)*
  • Deed Index -- 1822-1908 (#108, 1 reel)*
  • Marriage Records -- 1838-1882 (#70, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1822-1844 (#102, 1 reel)*
  • Wills -- 1844-1863 (#103, 1 reel)*
  • WPA Records, Henry County (Record Group #107, Roll 35, 1 reel). Roll includes General Index to Deeds [Grantor], Vol. 1 (1822-1883), Minute Book A (1824-1825), Tax Book, pts. 1 & 2 (1827-1835) and Wills & Inventories, pts. 1-3 (1844-1856).*
  • WPA Records, Henry County (Record Group #107, Roll 36, 1 reel). Roll includes County Court Minutes, pts. 1 & 2 (1825-1828), County Court Minutes, pts. 1 & 2 (1836-1849), County Court Minute Book C, pts. 1 & 2 (1832-1836) and Tombstone Records (undated).*

 

NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM 

Newspapers were published in Lexington, Sardis and Scotts Hill.  Scattered early issues are available from 1858, and a complete run begins in 1932. 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 Henry County:  1830-1880, 1900-1930
  • State-wide census index:  1830-1880
  • State-wide census index on microfilm  (Soundex):  1880,  1900-1930
  • Henry County census records in book form:  1850*, 1880*

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HENRY COUNTY

 

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

 

 

Updated February 3, 2012

 

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