Blount County

Page 6, Miscellaneous Court Records, 1796

Blount County Tennessee Court Records

Records of the County or Quarterly Court are available for Blount county, for varying years. These records are often not indexed. County Court minutes contain information about estates, guardianships, small court cases and routine county business matters. There were known fires at the Blount County courthouse in 1879 & 1934. The County Clerks office also had a fire prior to 1869 which destroyed the probate records. The recreated 1869 Will Book 1 was Blount County’s attempt to furnish a new record of these wills which was done by James A. Greer. In using these court room records do not overlook …

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1869 Explanation of Will Book 1

Index to Blount County Will Book, No. 1, 1799-1858

The following index was compiled from the transcribed wills created in 1869 from all known records not destroyed previously by fire. This new book was created by James A. Greer under the auspices of a Blount County committee assigned to the task. The original handwritten copy can be found on FamilySearch as Film #888878, Item 1. A typed copy of this recreated wills can be found on FamilySearch Film #24598, Item 2. They record the same wills, one is typed, one is handwritten. You should also search the Blount County Tennessee Probate Cases, Settlements, Guardianships, 1795-1980 which are digital copies …

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Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1887

Moore County, Tennessee Military History

The citizens of the territory composing Moore County have contributed their full share of soldiers to fight the battles of their country. A few of the early settlers were survivors of the war of the Revolution, and some of them served in the struggle of 1812, but it is impossible now to obtain an account of their names and services. A few survivors of the Mexican and Florida wars still reside within the county. Public excitement ran very high here at the outbreak of the late civil war. Public meetings were held at Lynchburg, and at other points throughout the …

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Blount County Tennessee Chancery Court Records 1850 – 1900s

The government of Blount County, Tennessee has created an index for their Chancery Court records covering the years of 1850-1900s. These records are stored in twenty-nine boxes with an archives copy stored on microfilm. This index is reproduced below in a searchable format. Click here to see their pdf version of this index. Chancery court cases contain records of equity cases, some divorces, estate disputes and other private suits.

Blount County, Tennessee Genealogy Societies, Libraries and Archives

The genealogy research listings below are premised on the following questions. What research facilities are available within Blount County, Tennessee, that can help a genealogist trace their family tree ? What genealogy information do they provide online in the way of Digital Archives or databases ? Blount County, Tennessee Genealogical and Historical Societies Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society 508 N. Cusick StreetMaryville, TN 37804Reference Department The first place most researchers should look for material on their Blount County Tennessee ancestors is the BCGHS. Their office is located in the Blount County Public Library in the Reference Department (office #1110). …

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Maryville College Tennessee Bulletin for the Year 1901-1902

Maryville College Bulletins 1902-1976

While the vast amount of paper is devoted to class description available at the college during the academic year, these bulletins also provide a list of faculty and students. Most especially earlier editions provided alumni information to include marriages and deaths of past alumni. 1902 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1903 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1904 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1905 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1906 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1907 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1908 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1909 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1910 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1911 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1912 Maryville College Bulletin [catalog] 1913 …

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Volume 1, Number 1, of the Chilhowean, 1906

Blount County Tennessee Yearbooks

Maryville High School and Maryville College yearbooks have both been placed online. The conditions of usage for each collection is different as they have been stored on different archive websites. The college yearbooks are viewable and downloadable, the high school yearbooks are only viewable online. Maryville High School Yearbooks, 1919-1977 1919 Emerald Glow Yearbook 1921 Appalachian Yearbook 1930 Appalachian Yearbook 1931 Appalachian Yearbook 1938 Appalachian Yearbook 1939 Appalachian Yearbook 1940 Appalachian Yearbook 1942 Appalachian Yearbook 1943 Appalachian Yearbook 1941 Appalachian Yearbook 1944 Appalachian Yearbook 1945 Appalachian Yearbook 1946 Appalachian Yearbook 1948 Appalachian Yearbook 1949 Appalachian Yearbook 1950 Appalachian Yearbook 1951 …

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Maryville College Tennessee

Brief History of Maryville College

Maryville College was founded in 1819. It was born of the moral and spiritual needs of the earliest settlers of East Tennessee — chiefly Scotch-Irish Presbyterians — and was designed to educate for the ministry men who should be native to the soil. The grand motive of the founder may be stated in his own words: “Let the Directors and Managers of THIS Sacred Institution propose the glory of God and the advancement OF that kingdom purchased by the blood of His only begotten Son as their sole object.” Inspired by such a motive, Rev. Isaac Anderson, D.D., gathered a …

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Fort Craig School

History of Maryville City Schools

The public school system was established in 1900 with the purchase by the City of Maryville of the Quaker School on the Pride Mansion property. Pride Mansion stood at the present site of Maryville Municipal Building. A special school district was set up for the 9th and 19th districts one mile from the courthouse (which stood where First Tennessee Bank is now). County funds were to be allotted to the district based on the average daily attendance. Maryville ran a public school in the old Pride Mansion and the adjoining dormitory buildings until a bond issue of 1909 provided money …

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Tennessee The Volunteer State 1769-1923 title page

Early Blount County Tennessee Forts

Blount County was formed in 1795 from Knox County and named for Governor Wm. Blount. Its county seat, Maryville, was named for Mary Grainger Blount, wife of Governor Wm. Blount. The settlement of this county began in 1785 and the early settlers were much harassed by the Indians. Nine places in this county have been deemed worthy of being commemorated by historical markers. These places are as follows: McGaughey’s Fort Although McGaughey’s Fort was in Sevier County (established in 1794), it was on the line of the old Indian War Trail which extended through Blount County, and was a great …

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