These are select publications of Sullivan County.  Those with information listed have agreed to correspond about their research.

Jacob Hicks (1760-about 1833) of Sullivan County, Tennessee and His Descendants by William C. “Bill” Hicks  — Jacob Hicks was an early settler of Sullivan County, arriving in the late 1780s from Baltimore County, Maryland. He was preceded to Sullivan by two uncles, Isaac and Nehemiah Hicks II. The book contains over 300 pages of deeds, photos, local history, Jacob’s will, bios of his descendants, the Hicks School of Sullivan County, Davis School of Carter County, Chinquapin Grove Baptist Church and other interesting stories. The book is a work of three years of research and compilations by Bill Hicks, Harold Hicks, and Peggy Carroll Shoun. The book is in most Tri-City libraries and a limited amount of stock is available for purchase.  Email: Bill Hicks; 150 Sapphire Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643; 423-542-6782.

“The Descendants of Hezekiah Sumner of Montgomery and Floyd Counties, VA” by Irene Underwood–  One of my “missing” ancestors abandoned his family in Virginia and began a new life with a new family in Sullivan County. After over 50 years of searching for this line, I accidentally stumbled across their descendants on a web posting in January 2000. We are still searching for the grave of this man who was killed in a fall from the roof of a building on which he was working in 1882. We discovered that he changed the family name from Sumner to Summers. Whether that was intentional or evolutional is unclear. Other members in the same family went there and settled permanently.” Irene will answer questions about this family. Email: Irene Underwood. Irene Underwood, 1624 Tradd Court, Chesterfield, MO 63017;  Phone: 636-537-1562.

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