An Account of the Compilations of the Statute Laws of Tennessee (as of 1902)

by A.V. Goodpasture, A.M., B.L. [Transcriber’s note:  Original punctuation has been retained.] Roulstone’s Laws. The first compilation of the laws of Tennessee was printed and published by George Roulstone, at Knoxville, in 1803. Roulstone was a printer by trade.  He … Continue reading

Knoxville Newspapers Digitization Project

Can’t figure out what to do with your income tax refund or some other extra cash that’s burning a hole in your pocket? Don’t buy 10 Powerball tickets — invest in a SURE THING that will provide a lasting benefit … Continue reading

1860 Census Enumeration — Images of Records

Historian John Draper has created 20-page packets of pages from the Hawkins County 1860 Census enumerator’s books for free download.  Click here to view the list. … Continue reading

Twenty Wealthiest Hawkins County Families in 1860

Historian John Draper has compiled a listing of the 20 wealthiest families residing in Hawkins County in 1860, based on information provided in the Census returns for that year. This is very interesting and provides a very interesting socio-economic snapshot … Continue reading

Joseph Beckner and Sarah Moore Family Record

The following information was transcribed from original, handwritten documents that were part of a collection belonging sold at auction in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2011. ______________________________________ J. D. Beckner Father of James M. Beckner was born August 17th 1785. Sarah Beckner … Continue reading

Samuel L. Moore’s Letter to Nancy McCullough

This undated letter was written during the Civil War. Samuel Moore was in Company A, 12th I love thee stronger today than ever I hope you will write me if you have any chance to send to the letter to … Continue reading

Galbraith Springs Resort

Several locations in Tennessee were known for their mineral springs, popular in the late 19th Century for improving individuals’ health. Tate Springs, located near Bean Station in Grainger County, was one of this area’s most-famous resorts. Folks flocked to Hawkins … Continue reading

Civil War Diary of William Stringfield

The diary of William Stringfield, native of Strawberry Plains in Jefferson County who enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army and mustered out as an officer, is available in text form on-line. It contains notes and additional transcriptions as … Continue reading

Searchable Index to Tennessee Supreme Court Cases

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has undertaken a massive project to index the nearly 35,000 case files in its collection of documents from the Supreme Court.  These documents are absolutely loaded with historical information that will benefit nearly every … Continue reading

1836 Civil Districts Map — Amazing Resource!

For years, this site’s Webmistress has wished for a map of the Hawkins County Civil Districts in 1836, overlaid on a current map, for her own research. She is immeasurably grateful for the incalculable efforts of Jim Jackson for his … Continue reading