Shelby County Inmates At The TN State Penitentiary, 1851-1870

The Tennessee State Library & Archives (TSLA) houses the surviving records of the Tennessee State Penitentiary. The following list are individuals in the index from Shelby County. For information on how to get more information about these records, please contact TSLA.

Last NameFirst NameYearRaceAgeCrimeCounty
AllenWilliam1852 18larcenyShelby
AndersonGeorge1868 18horse stealingShelby
AndersonHenry1869C18larcenyShelby
ArmstrongJohn1853  larcenyShelby
AtkesonWilliam1869C24larcenyShelby
AtkinsonBill1869 24larcenyShelby
BaetonWade1869C25larcenyShelby
BallerainJulies1869W18larcenyShelby
BallerianJulius1869 18larcenyShelby
BarlowIra B.1867 24desertion & murderShelby
BarnettJohn1866C25larcenyShelby
BarrettJohn S.1861 37passing counterfeitShelby
BassEvans1867C18larcenyShelby
BattonSamuel1870C27rapeShelby
BedfordCagur1869C31larcenyShelby
BellHenry1869 19larcenyShelby
BellHenry1869C19larcenyShelby
BentleyWillis1866W22larcenyShelby
BerryJames1869W29larcenyShelby
BestJoseph1858 19larcenyShelby
BlackburnNed1869C22larcenyShelby
BlairIra1870C larcenyShelby
BlandWilliam1851 20larcenyShelby
BoltonHomer1869C24larcenyShelby
BoltonJohn1856 20larcenyShelby
BoltonMonroe1869 24larcenyShelby
BoltonSamuel1870C rapeShelby
BoltonWade1869C25larcenyShelby
BoonJohn W19larcenyShelby
BowlingGeorge1852 24larcenyShelby
BoydCharles1869 23murderShelby
BoydCharles1869C23murderShelby
BoydZach1870W larcenyShelby
BradleyGeorge1858 23larcenyShelby
BreakeSamuel1869 19larcenyShelby
BremersJohn1859 55larcenyShelby
Briand [?]Felix O.1851 30larcenyShelby
BrockHenry1866C36not statedShelby
BrookeSamuel1869C19larcenyShelby
BrotheJohn1863 32murderShelby
BrownEmma1869C larcenyShelby
BrownJ. C.1860 37stabbingShelby
BrownJohn1852 32decoying slaveShelby
BrownJohn1869C31larcenyShelby
BrownWilliam1856 32larcenyShelby
BryantMartin1856 18larcenyShelby
BuckleyGeorge R.1852 26larcenyShelby
BurchettWolf W19larcenyShelby
BurminghamThomas1854 29larcenyShelby
BurtonMatthew1855 30larcenyShelby
ButlerBill1869C20larcenyShelby
ButlerJames1869C37false pretenceShelby
ButlerMarcus1866W40not statedShelby
ButtronJohn1857 22larcenyShelby
CaldwellHenry1869 23larcenyShelby
CaldwellHenry1869C23larcenyShelby
CalicoAaron1869C25house breakingShelby
CalicoAaron1869C house breakingShelby
CampbellJames1859 28larcenyShelby
CampbellJames1859  larcenyShelby
CampbellWilliam1870W larcenyShelby
CarmichaelJ. H. W21horse stealingShelby
CarmichaelW. E. W22horse stealingShelby
CarmichaelW. E.1868W22horse stealingShelby
CarsenElias1858 25larcenyShelby
CarsonWilliam1857 26larcenyShelby
CarterGalen1857 23murderShelby
CarterJohn H.1869 23larcenyShelby
CarterJoseph1857 21larcenyShelby
CarterOrlander1869W32larcenyShelby
CartwrightWalter1866C22larcenyShelby
CaseyJohn1859 26larcenyShelby
CassidyCharles P.1859 29larcenyShelby
CerrielN.1866W21larcenyShelby
ClackJohn1852 31larcenyShelby
ClarkJames C.1860 20larcenyShelby
ClarkJohn1859 32larcenyShelby
ClayHenry1869C larcenyShelby
ClemonsGeorge1861 24larcenyShelby
CliftonJohn1856 13larcenyShelby
CliftonJohn1858 18larcenyShelby
CliftonWilliam1856 13larcenyShelby
CollinsJohn W28larcenyShelby
ConleyJohn1866W22larcenyShelby
ConnerJoseph1853 23burglaryShelby
ConnorsJames1869W16larcenyShelby
CorneliusJames1860 30larcenyShelby
CorneliusWilliam1853 54burglaryShelby
CorrielH.1866W21larcenyShelby
CottonW. B.1866W24larcenyShelby
CoxThornton1870C larcenyShelby
Cramey 
(Cranney?)
James1852 21larcenyShelby
CraneA. B.1856 35larcenyShelby
CreightonJames1851 26larcenyShelby
CrowLewis1869W29larcenyShelby
CrowMike1861 37larcenyShelby
CunlinJohn1855 25larcenyShelby
CurrinJames1861 25larcenyShelby
DaltonJames L1855 25false pretenseShelby
DandridgeWilliam T.1866W18larcenyShelby
DanleyThomas1853 30larcenyShelby
DarbyFrancis1853 24larcenyShelby
DavidsonEdward1856 42larcenyShelby
DavisJeff1866W22burglaryShelby
DavisJefferson1866W22burglaryShelby
DelaneyCharles1869C19larcenyShelby
DelaneyMichael1858 40larcenyShelby
Demisan 
(Donavan ?)
Thomas1853 33larcenyShelby
DodsonFloyd1869 24larcenyShelby
DodsonFloyd1869C24larcenyShelby
DonohoeJohn1851 27stabbingShelby
DorseyMargaret1869C perjuryShelby
DowlenPatrick1852 38larcenyShelby
DoyleJames1851 26larcenyShelby
DoyleThomas1855 15larcenyShelby
DoyleWilliam1869W21larcenyShelby
DoyleWilliam1869 21larcenyShelby
DunbarP. P.1866W28larcenyShelby
DunbarP. P.1866W28larcenyShelby
DunlapJessie1869C larcenyShelby
DunlapWilliam1869C21larcenyShelby
EllisonD.1857 21larcenyShelby
EvansBen1869C42larcenyShelby
EvansWilliam1859 30larcenyShelby
EvansWilliam1866W22robberyShelby
EvinsWilliam1866 22robberyShelby
FarrelA.1858 34larcenyShelby
FieldsHenry C22larcenyShelby
FieldsMartin1867C27receiving stolen goodsShelby
FisherJohn1858 25larcenyShelby
FitzimmonsJohn1853 30larcenyShelby
FitzpatrickPatrick1860 35stabbingShelby
FlanneryMike1860 23larcenyShelby
FlourieHenry1855 24larcenyShelby
FloydJames1860 46larcenyShelby
FoleyJames1858 21larcenyShelby
FolksJacob1854 31larcenyShelby
FountaineJohn1869C larcenyShelby
FowlerJames1858 30larcenyShelby
FrancisPursley1860 27larcenyShelby
GalvinJohn1861 17larcenyShelby
GarnerRobert F.1861 40larcenyShelby
GarrettPatrick1859 31larcenyShelby
GermanEdmund1858 22murderShelby
GibbonsPhillips1855 20larcenyShelby
GlassJohn1869W27larcenyShelby
GlassJohn1859 17robberyShelby
GoodAdam1859 27larcenyShelby
GoodPeter1869W murderShelby
GoodrichHenry1860 31larcenyShelby
GrantThomas1858 22larcenyShelby
GriffinJ.1858 45larcenyShelby
GrossGeorge1861 19larcenyShelby
GuinJames1858 15larcenyShelby
GunnGeorge W.1860 36passing a forged orderShelby
HallEllis1868C36larcenyShelby
HallFrank1860 23larcenyShelby
HallLemuel P.1858 25larcenyShelby
HallWilliam1859 33larcenyShelby
HalowayGeo1870C horse stealingShelby
HanksThomas1867W23larceny / false pretenceShelby
HarrisJohn1866W19murderShelby
HarrisKate1870 19larcenyShelby
HarrisKatie1870C larcenyShelby
HarrisSamuel1859 30larcenyShelby
HarrisonJoseph1866C50assault to murderShelby
HartJohn1852 22larcenyShelby
Harvey [?]Christian1861 32larcenyShelby
HawkinsCornelius1867C17larcenyShelby
HaysTaylor1866C19not statedShelby
HeitThomas1857 26robberyShelby
HendersonB.1856 28larcenyShelby
HendersonCharles C21larcenyShelby
HendersonJames1855 32larcenyShelby
HendersonWilliam1869 48horse stealingShelby
HendersonWilliam1869  horse stealingShelby
HendersonWilliam1870C horse stealingShelby
HenryJohn1869 19larcenyShelby
HenryWilliam1870C13larcenyShelby
HenryWilliam1870C larcenyShelby
HeronJerry1866C35not statedShelby
HicksCharles1857 22larcenyShelby
HicksCharles1857 22larcenyShelby
HightThomas1857 26robberyShelby
HillWilliam1853 30murderShelby
HinesJohn W.1860 63false pretenceShelby
HockingsDavid1853 4 [sic]larcenyShelby
HoffmanJ.1851 30robberyShelby
HootJames1859 30larcenyShelby
HowardJames1852 21larcenyShelby
HowardWilliam F.1851 19larcenyShelby
HuckinsDavid1853 47larcenyShelby
HughesJohn1859 18larcenyShelby
IsomCarrol1859 23larcenyShelby
JacksonAndrew1869C17larcenyShelby
JacksonGeorge1869C forgeryShelby
JamesFowler1858 30larcenyShelby
JohnsonAndrew1869C13murderShelby
JohnsonAndrew1869C13murderShelby
JohnsonCharles1869C18larcenyShelby
JohnsonCharles1858 19larcenyShelby
JohnsonCharles1858 19larcenyShelby
JohnsonCharles1869C46larcenyShelby
JohnsonEdward1869C21larcenyShelby
JohnsonJacob1867C25larcenyShelby
JohnsonJames1860 25larcenyShelby
JohnsonJemy1870C stabbingShelby
JohnsonJoe1869C larcenyShelby
JohnsonJohn1852 22larcenyShelby
JohnsonJohn1856 33larcenyShelby
JohnsonJohn1869C37larcenyShelby
JohnsonJohn1869C37larcenyShelby
JohnsonRobert1869C21larcenyShelby
JohnsonRobert1869 18malicious shootingShelby
JohnsonRobert1869C18malicious shootingShelby
JohnsonW. H.1853 20larcenyShelby
JonesBill1860 24larcenyShelby
JonesHuey1869C59murderShelby
JonesJames C16house breakingShelby
JonesJames1868 16larcenyShelby
JonesThomas1861 37robberyShelby
JoyceWilliam1853  murderShelby
KainJohn1855 26larcenyShelby
KellyDaniel1856 19larcenyShelby
KellyDaniel1859 19larcenyShelby
KellyMike1862 25larcenyShelby
KellyPeter1851 25larcenyShelby
KellyPeter1857 42larcenyShelby
KingWilliam1861 28robberyShelby
KirkJohn1859 20counterfeitingShelby
KirkR.1861 28larcenyShelby
Kleevers 
(Kelivins ?)
Rudolph1861 48larcenyShelby
Kleivins 
(Kleevers ?)
Rudolph1861 48larcenyShelby
LambertCharles1858 37larcenyShelby
LampkinLott1869C22horse stealingShelby
LaneFreeman1866W19burglaryShelby
LaneFreeman1866W19burglaryShelby
LawrenceAdam C19larcenyShelby
LawsonPeter C20larcenyShelby
LeachJacob L.1859 26larcenyShelby
LeeJasper1865C35murderShelby
LeeLucinda1867C19larcenyShelby
LemmonsM. L.1866W30larcenyShelby
LemonPatrick1861 19larcenyShelby
LeonardWilliam1858 21larcenyShelby
LewisJoseph1853 48larcenyShelby
LinsleyEdward1869W31horse stealingShelby
LittleJesse D.1859 24larcenyShelby
LockAlbert1869C15larcenyShelby
LoganThomas1861 34larcenyShelby
LovilleOscar1851 32offering to pass 
counterfeit money
Shelby
LynchPatrick1858 31larcenyShelby
MackMathew1861 25robberyShelby
MahlerFrank1869W18larcenyShelby
MaloneyJohn1853 9arsonShelby
MaloneyJohn1857 18larcenyShelby
MarcelliRaffaelle1858 22manslaughterShelby
MarionFrancis1857 19larcenyShelby
MarleyGabe1867C21larcenyShelby
MarshWilliam1869W18larcenyShelby
MarshallJames1869W16larcenyShelby
MasonJames1853 37larcenyShelby
MayGeorge1856 23larcenyShelby
McCartneyJames1851 31offering to pass 
counterfeit money
Shelby
McCartyJeremiah1856 42murderShelby
McDonnellRobert1870W larcenyShelby
McDowellPeter1866C32larcenyShelby
McIntireFrank1859 17larcenyShelby
McKeePatrick1856 22larcenyShelby
McLaughlyJohn1860 22stabbingShelby
McLeanWilliam1859 26larcenyShelby
MillerGeorge1859 28larcenyShelby
MillerHenry1858 28larcenyShelby
MillerJohn C38larcenyShelby
MillerJohn1870C stabbingShelby
MillerJoseph1852 55larcenyShelby
MillerTheodore1858 38larcenyShelby
MitchelEdward1853 28larcenyShelby
MitchellJ. R.1856 37larcenyShelby
MorrisonHugh1862 49larcenyShelby
MoshayPatrick1853 56false pretenseShelby
MullinsDaniel1866C23larcenyShelby
MurphyJohn1869C42larcenyShelby
MurphyJohn1861 28robberyShelby
MyersCharles1858 30larcenyShelby
MyersJohn1861 18assaultShelby
MyersJohn1851 27passing counterfeit 
coins
Shelby
MyersJohn H.1857 46larcenyShelby
NeallySusan1865C larcenyShelby
NellisGeorge1866W20not statedShelby
NevilleThos1869C45horse stealingShelby
NewellPatrick1851 30larcenyShelby
NicholsJohn1858 41larcenyShelby
NickensThomas1866C22larcenyShelby
NilesJohn1866C23robberyShelby
NorfleetNathaniel1858 21murderShelby
NunleyM.1859 30larcenyShelby
NunleyM.1859 30larcenyShelby
O’BryenJames1851 27larcenyShelby
O’DonaldJames1870W22larcenyShelby
O’DonnellJames1870W larcenyShelby
O’KeefePatrick1861 24“rescue”Shelby
O’NealFrancis1855 34larcenyShelby
OrdemanNicholas1851 36larcenyShelby
PattersonJohn1869C larcenyShelby
PayneSilas1869C23larcenyShelby
PayneWinter1867C18larcenyShelby
PeeblesHenry C30larcenyShelby
PetersonWilliam1853 20murderShelby
PettisDaniel1869C25larcenyShelby
PeytinSteward1861 30larcenyShelby
PhillipsAnn1869C21robberyShelby
PierceDock1869C18larcenyShelby
PigriesWesley1869C larcenyShelby
PinkardJ. J.1869W27larcenyShelby
PolkElias1865C larcenyShelby
Prason [?]Edward1859 30larcenyShelby
PriestJames1853 21larcenyShelby
PulaskiJohn1855 58stealingShelby
PurcellJames1851 31larcenyShelby
PursleyFrancis1860 27larcenyShelby
QuinJames1858 15larcenyShelby
RainsP.1870C larcenyShelby
RankinJohn1852 24larcenyShelby
ReadyLewis C44larcenyShelby
RedmanFrank1858 20larcenyShelby
ReidJohn1858 36larcenyShelby
ReidJohn1858 33possessing burglary 
instruments
Shelby
RevesWilliam1856 34larcenyShelby
ReynoldsJames1855 27murderShelby
RiceEd1866W16breaking and enteringShelby
RiceEd1866W16felonyShelby
RiceEdward1866  house breakingShelby
RichardsCharles1869C19house breakingShelby
RidgelyWilliam1859 44larcenyShelby
RiversGeorge1870C larcenyShelby
RivesWilliam1856 34larcenyShelby
RobertsJohn1858 55larcenyShelby
RobinsonBetty1869C23malicious shootingShelby
RobinsonRiley1869C23malicious shootingShelby
RobinsonWilliam D.1860 27larcenyShelby
RodgersHenry C20false pretenseShelby
RodgersHenry1869C27larcenyShelby
RogersAndrew1853 20larcenyShelby
RogersHenry1869C27larcenyShelby
RogersJames1855 38larcenyShelby
RogersJohn1869C21larcenyShelby
RogersJoseph L.1855 50Negro stealingShelby
RoneyFrank1859 52larcenyShelby
RossJohn1855 22larcenyShelby
RossJohn1855  larcenyShelby
RussellThomas1861 23robberyShelby
RyanThomas1857 19robberyShelby
SavageHenry1859 55larcenyShelby
Schonbsks 
(Kutzeshanitzky ?)
Rudolph1852 26larcenyShelby
ShaifJohn1851 30false pretenceShelby
SherridonBarney1856C29larcenyShelby
ShortArthur1858 11 
or 
12
larcenyShelby
SimmondsAlexander1870W35horse stealingShelby
SimmondsAlexander1870W stealingShelby
SmithCharles1859 22larcenyShelby
SmithConrad1857 32larcenyShelby
SmithHanson1855 42arsonShelby
SmithJames1863 21burglaryShelby
SmithJames1859 30larcenyShelby
SmithJames1853 37larcenyShelby
SmithJames1857 48larcenyShelby
SmithJno.1853 30larcenyShelby
SmithJohn1855 22larcenyShelby
SmithRichard1854 41murderShelby
SmithThomas1869C24horse stealingShelby
SmithThomas1869C61horse stealingShelby
SmithWash1867C28larcenyShelby
SmithWilliam1859 45false pretenceShelby
SnowdenBettie1870C larcenyShelby
SpencerJames1852 28larcenyShelby
StaplesPeter1869C14murderShelby
StephensGeorge C.1861 20robberyShelby
StephensSamuel1866C21larcenyShelby
StephensWilliam1857 24larcenyShelby
StewartThomas1856 35larcenyShelby
SullivanJeremiah1855 28larcenyShelby
SullivanJohn1855 28larcenyShelby
SummerhillThomas L. W18attempted robberyShelby
TamminJ. F.1861 38larcenyShelby
TaylorEdward1869C27house breakingShelby
TaylorEdward1869C larcenyShelby
TerrenceStephen1869C horse stealingShelby
TerrySam1869C7 [sic]larcenyShelby
ThomasEdward1870C larcenyShelby
ThomasHugh1870C house breakingShelby
ThompsonGeorge1857 17larcenyShelby
ThompsonHenry C25arsonShelby
ThompsonHenry1866C20arsonShelby
ThompsonRobert1859 27larcenyShelby
Tierioay 
(Tiernay ?)
Bridget1861  larcenyShelby
TitusEb1869C15larcenyShelby
TorrenceStephen1869C34house breakingShelby
TurnadgeHenry1869C27larcenyShelby
TurnageHenry1869C27grand larcenyShelby
VannormanP.1859 26larcenyShelby
WalcottGeorge1857 19larcenyShelby
WalkerJacob1857 21larcenyShelby
WalkerRichard1867C37larcenyShelby
WallaceJohn1866W21larcenyShelby
WallaceWilliam1858 20larcenyShelby
WallaceWilliam1858 20larcenyShelby
WallerW.1861 20larcenyShelby
WardJames C32housebreakingShelby
WardJames1868C32larcenyShelby
WashingtonGeorge1867C21larcenyShelby
WashingtonGeorge1869C larcenyShelby
WashingtonWill1866C41rapeShelby
WashingtonWill1866C41rapeShelby
WatsonCharles W28housebreakingShelby
WatsonCurtis1870C house breakingShelby
WattsJohn1859 47larcenyShelby
WattsRobert1870C larcenyShelby
WelborneEnoch1855 58counterfeitingShelby
WelchJames1859 25larcenyShelby
WheelerJames1851 27larcenyShelby
WileyJames1851 20larcenyShelby
WilliamsAlexander1855 26larcenyShelby
WilliamsGeorge1857 16larcenyShelby
WilliamsHenry1870C murderShelby
WilliamsJames C27larcenyShelby
WilliamsJerry C18murderShelby
WilliamsJerry1868C18murderShelby
WilliamsJohn1859 17larcenyShelby
WilliamsJohn1861 23larcenyShelby
WilliamsJohn P.1857 23larcenyShelby
WilliamsJoseph C32larcenyShelby
WilliamsPhilip1867C50murderShelby
WilliamsonWilliam1851 25larcenyShelby
WillsonJohn1853 30larcenyShelby
WilmotAlbert1853 17larcenyShelby
WilsonCharles1870W larcenyShelby
WilsonEd1866W34robberyShelby
WilsonEd1866W34robberyShelby
WilsonThomas1858 37larcenyShelby
WinnJames1866W22larcenyShelby
WinnT. L.1866W24larcenyShelby
WinneJames1866W22larcenyShelby
WinneT. L.1866W24larcenyShelby
WinstonRichard1859 18larcenyShelby
WiseJohn1866W31murderShelby
WoodAnthony1855 24larcenyShelby
WoodsClinton1869C house breakingShelby
WoodsHenry1869C26house breakingShelby
WoodsHenry1870C house breakingShelby
WortheyG. B.1857 38larcenyShelby
YatesMerideth1857  murderShelby
YoungThomas1857 25larcenyShelby

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