Decatur County Families

This is an index to find research about various families with heritage in Decatur County Tennessee.  This index originally was for both Decatur and Henderson Counties and still contains many families from Henderson County.  Please consult the Henderson County TNGenWeb for the latest Henderson County Family Index.

The Surname Index to the left takes you to pages containing information about surnames beginning with the letter selected. For example, click on “D surnames” to go to all of the family names starting with D such as Davis.

Please use the search engine below the Surname Index for a search of all pages in this web site.


  1. Paul little on February 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

    Ian. I am NEW at this trying to find for my wife. I have been able to get around on the Dyer Co. Site but can’t seem to figure this one out! If you can give me the how to find info by typing in peoples names I would be tickled pink! I am trying to find the parents of Martin Sullivan born 1875 and was married to a Margette that was born in 1876 thank so much newbie Paul

  2. Paul,
    The best way to do this today is click on the first letter of the surname you are searching and then look for the surname. We don’t have much on Sullivan so we may not be able to assist. In the future, we plan to have a search engine for the site which will provide an easier way to search all of the material that we have.
    All the best,

  3. Nita Hudson on February 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm said:

    I am looking for information about the wife of Martin Paul Fisher b abt 1792 d abt 1848. He was the son of Paul Fisher & Mary Polly Phillips Fisher. Family records say that her name was Rachel, but we have no official records (marriage or court) that show her name. Can you give me some ideas about where to look for this information?

  4. James Beltz on March 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm said:

    I’m wanting to know if there’s anyone who would know if there’s a Hays Family reunion planned anytime? Theres 2 sets of Hays..Im descendant of John ‘Jack’ Hays and Rebecca Rains. Last reunion I attended was in the 1990s close to between Perryville and Decaturville.

  5. Peggy Schafer on August 1, 2016 at 10:20 am said:

    looking for James (Jim) Jones, 1st wife Lydia Margaret (Maggie) Morris and 2nd wife Mary Almarene Eason information

  6. Shari R Krasa on September 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm said:

    I am looking for information on a fire that killed 2 people in December of 1995. James H Martin was one of the deceased. I am his surviving sister and I believe they ruled it a murder with the fire to cover the murder. It was near the Saltillo Boat Ramp, not sure if it was considered Clifton or another town. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have been searching all kinds of newspapers and death records, to no avail.

  7. Jerry Butler, it seems the pages for Anthony Hays 2nd and 3rd wives are missing from my research on this site. Will you please restore them…. thanks

  8. James Beltz on June 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm said:

    Jerry where’s my Anthony Hays research? I can’t find it

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