New Coordinator for White County

We are pleased to share the news that our White County TNGenWeb site has a new county coordinator! Please join me in welcoming Misty Walker! Misty’s family roots in White County go back 150 years! With a strong interest in family history research and familiarity with local resources, Misty is sure to be able to […]

Ancient Graves of White County

“The Susquehanna Democrat” – published Wilkesbarre 1 August 1828 (Luzerne County, PA) Contributed by Paula Radwanski “Ancient Burying Ground” While at Pittsburg, Pa., in May, the Rev. GWINN, an aged and respectable member of the General Conference, related to me some circumstances respecting ancient burying grounds, in the section of the country in which he […]

Wild Man of White & VanBuren Counties, 1878

Knoxville Daily Tribune, (Knox Co. TN) Saturday, November 2, 1878: Contributed by Caleb G. Teffeteller “A Wild Man” — [Louisville, Kentucky] The wild man brought to the city yesterday by Dr. O.G. Broyler, of Sparta, Tenn., is truly a mysterious and wonderful creature. He will be exhibited throughout the country by Manager Whallen of the […]

Tax Districts – Overview

Contributed by Julia Cauble Smith White County, Tennessee, was divided into taxing units that corresponded to its militia districts in the period 1811 through 1835. The year 1811 was the first extant tax list in White County. From 1836 onward the taxing units were referred to by number, such District No. 1 or District No. […]

DAR Unveils John Knowles Monument

as printed in the Sparta Expositor Thursday, September 11, 1969 Contributed by Jane Hembree Crowley ….God shed his grace on thee, and crowned they good, with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea…… Thus America was praised, and one who helped gain liberty for this foundling nation almost 200 years ago was honored. The local chapter […]

Civil War Units

The following Civil War military Units were raised in White County: Confederate 1st Confederate Cavalry Regiment, Company H 13th (Dibrell’s) Tennessee Cavalry [AKA 8th Cavalry], Companies D, H, I, K 1st (Colms’) Tennessee Infantry, Companies B, D, E [Became 50th Consolidated, Companies H, K] 22nd (Murray’s) Tennessee Infantry, Company A 16th Tennessee Infantry, Company K […]

White County, TN Revolutionary War Veterans

White County, Tennessee Revolutionary War Veterans in 1840 Federal Census Patrick Hewit Age 100 living with Jonathan Clenny John White Age 83 Turner Lane Age 78 John H. Miller Age 77 Edward Helton(Melton) Age 77 living with Joseph Herd Thomas Hill Age 84 living with Winfield Hill Elijah Alverson 78 Thomas Crawley Age 86 Burgess […]

White County, TN Tax Lists 1826

White County, TN Tax Lists 1826 Inhabitants over 21 years of age, as of Jan. 1, 1826: Capt. Warrener’s Co. DUNCAN, William DUNCAN, Russell DUNCAN, John Defreeze, George Dill, Stephen Harris, Isaac Harris, Reuben Hailly, James, Aaron, John Sr., John Jr. Price, John, Wm. Parker, Wm. Stewart, Wm. Scott, Jonathan Scoggin, John Capt. Yeager’s Co. […]

White County, TN Tax Lists 1825

White County, TN Tax Lists 1825 (some of film too dark to read) Capt. Cook’s Co. DUNCAN, Washington P., 1wp DUNCAN, William, 1wp, 19 acres Barruns Atwater, Joseph, 1wp Bennett, Walker, 1wp Deweese, Lewis, 1wp Harris, Reuben, 100 acres Barruns Lyda, Henry Metcalf, Wm., 1wp, 75 acres Usery, Samuel, 100 acres Walker, John, 370 acres […]