Hancock County, TN

                                                             

                                                                            Old Hancock County records

 

Anyone who has researched in Hancock County, TN knows that Hancock was burned twice, once in the 1880's and again in the 1930's.

There are not a lot of early records to help in your research except for the census records, deeds that start from 1879 and Chancery Court minutes that start from 1870, until now!!!

A few court cases did survive and were microfilmed by the LDS in last part of 2002.

Keep in mind that every court case is not there and that the ones that are may not be complete.

These chancery cases represent only a hand full of cases that went through the Hancock County Courts.

 

You can order the microfilm of these records through your local LDS Family Search research centers and view them there or you maybe able to do a loan through your library from the  Tennessee State Archives. I am not sure if the Tennessee State Archives will do a look up and copy for you since they do not appear to have an index, and the Archives do charge a fee for searching and copying. You can email them and ask if this is something they will do.

 

I have started an index for these records and I sincerely hope that it will help in your research.

I do not know anymore about them than what I have on the index; I have tried to indicate how long the cases are so that you have an idea. I have usually indicated if the case is over 10 pgs, with the letters OTP (over ten pages).

 

*Please note: I tried to keep the names just as they were on the court case folder but errors are possible.

 

The index is done according to the order that the cases are in on the microfilm from the Tennessee State Archives, I have indicated the microfilm reel # to help you.

Microfilm reel # B1801, Tennessee State Archives.

 

If this index is helpful and you copy your ancestors case please consider donating a small extraction or the whole case to this site so that maybe others will benefit.

 

This index only covers years 1797-1860, there are more records (up to the 1930's) and I will add to the index as my time allows.

 

If this index  is helpful to you please drop me a line (email) and let me know, as I am very curious!!!

 

 

 

 
  CLICK, JAMES & WIFE       VS.  McCullough, D.S.M  1858 Estate    
  STIGALL, NATHANIEL'S NORTH CAROLINA LAND GRANT         1797 LAND OTP  
 View Transcribed deed ELY, JOHN T.        TO  NEFF, ABRAHAM  1853 DEED    
  ROGERS, GEORGE, GRANT #18207 FOR 80 ACRES         1833 COPY 1916    
  GIBSON, CHARLES TO NICHOLS, WILLIAM            1843 DEED    
  CAMPBELL, ANDERSON  DEED TO 1/2 ACRES           1851 DEED    
  MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS  1853-1900 (these are damaged documents0   1853 DEED    
  RHEA, SAML.       VS. COLLINS, EZEKIAL & OTHERS 1853 LAND OTP  
  HERD, ISAAC & JACOB (this is a very long land dispute) VS CATRON, ELIJAH 7 OTHERS   1857 LAND OTP  
  BARKER, JOSEPH       VS. ROGERS, THURMAN 1858 LAND    
  BLOOMER, JOSEPH       VS. ROBERTS, CLAIBORNE & OTHERS 1858 HOG DEBT OTP  
  BYRD, MARINDA       VS. BYRD, JAMES 1858 DIVORCE OTP  
  CLICK, JAMES & WIFE (long, possibly over 100 pgs VS MCCULLOUGH, D.S.M. 1858 ESTATE OTP  
  (this case is separated into 7 different files                    
  COLEMAN, THOMAS R. & OTHERS       VS. BISHOP, JOSEPH 1858 LAND OTP  
  EDENS, JOHN       VS. EDENS, SARAH ANN 1858 DIVORCE OTP  
  GIBSON, HILLARY       VS. GIBSON, MARY J. 1858 DIVORCE OTP  
  BRAY, PETER & ELIZABETH TO MAYES, FLEMMING          1858 DEED    
  GIBSON, RICHARD       VS. GIBSON, NAOMI DELP 1858 DIVORCE    
  STAFFINE, EMANUEL       VS. MCDOWELL, WM. F.M. 1858 LAND OTP  
  VANOY, ELIJAH       VS CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER 1858 NOTE    
  ADAMS, J.C.       VS. EVANS, WM. H. & OTHERS 1859 LAND OTP  
  CLICK, JAMES & WIFE (long separated into 2 files   VS. MCCULLOGH, S.F. & OTHERS 1859 LAND OTP  
  DORHORTY, J.C.       VS. DORHORTY, CHRISTINA A. BLESSING 1859 DIVORCE OTP  
  HERD, HIRAM (Long)     VS. HERD HEIRS 1859 ESTATE OTP  
  (very long, separated into 5 files)                    
  ODLE, JEREMIAH       VS TURNER, F.M. ETAL. 1859 LAND    
  MCKINNY, J.A.       VS. RICE, DANIEL P. ETAL. 1859 INJUNCTION    
  MCKINNEY, JOHN A.       VS. RICE, D.P. ETAL. 1859 JUDGEMENT    
  RITCHIE, ROBERT & OVERTON, ELBERT     VS. PURKEY, M.G. & HEIRS 1859 ESTATE OTP  
  TURNER, F.M.       VS. TURNER, MARGARET 1859 DIVORCE OTP  
  BANK OF TENNESSEE       VS. HERD, GEORGE 1860 DEBT OTP  
  BOLING, BRITTAIN       VS. BOLING, DEBBY 1860 DIVORCE OTP  
  BROWN, SAMUEL ET AL.       VS. PURCELL, JAMES M. & OTHERS1867 1860 DEED OTP  
  BURDINE, JOHN T.       VS. HELTON, EMANUEL & JUDY 1860 DEBT OTP  
  COLLINS, BENJAMIN       VS. COLLINS, ELIZABETH 1860 DIVORCE    
  COLLINS, NANCY       VS. COLLINS, ELVEY 1860 DIVORCE OTP  
  EDENS, SARAH ANN       VS. EDENS, JOHN 1860 DIVORCE    
  FORBES, DAVID       VS. FORBES, ELIZABETH 1860 DIVORCE    
  HERD, ELIJAH       VS. HARRISON, G.W. 1860 LAND OTP  
  MCGHEE, ELIZABETH       VS. MCGHEE, JOHN W. ETAL. 1860 DIVORCE OTP  
  MCNIEL & FAIRCHILD (Very Long)   VS. MCNIEL, JAMES F. 1860 ESTATE OTP  
  MUNCEY, JAMES L.       VS. COLLINS, ALLEN 1860 LAND OTP  
  OVERTON, WILLIAM D.       VS. MCDOWELL, WM. F. 1860 LAND OTP  
  PHILLIPS, JOHN W.       VS DELPH, JAMES H. 1860 LAND OTP  
  RHEA, JAMES (2 separate Files. Long)   VS BREWER, ISHAM 1860 LAND OTP  
  RILEY, NELSON       VS. WEST, ISAAC 1860 LAND OTP  
  SEAL, WILSON G. (Very Long 3 separate files   VS. FROST, A.J. 1860 LAND OTP  
  SEALS, SARAH       VS. SEALS, LARKIN 1860 DIVORCE` OTP  
  STURN, WM. F.       VS BYRD, WM. E. ETAL. 1860 DEBT OTP  
  VANGILDEN, J.S.       VS. SULLIVAN & LIVINGSTON ? LAND OTP  
  (file folder stated 1860 documents state 1872                  
  WALKER, HENRY & OTHERS (Very Long, 2 separate files) VS. WALKER, WILLIAM & OTHERS ? INHERITANCE OTP  

 

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