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SOUTHERN CLAIMS COMMISSION - TENNESSEE

Information Provided by the Tennessee State Library and Archives

This index lists people from Sumner County who filed claims with the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1873. These Tennesseans claimed their property had been taken by United States military personnel for use in the Civil War.

The claim files include interesting detail about people and about the Civil War period in Tennessee. Each claimant was required to describe his losses in detail, and to prove his loyalty to the Union. Witnesses gave testimony in support of his allegations. The paperwork in the files is often extensive.

All of the Southern Claims Commission files are located at the National Archives, but the disallowed and barred claim files have been microfilmed and are also available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Allowed claim files are available only by consulting the National archives.

This index is based on volume 55 of Record Group No. 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, at the National Archives. It is duplicated on National Archives microcopy M-87, reel 13. The indication of whether the claim was allowed, disallowed, or barred is based on the book Southern Loyalists in the Civil War : the Southern Claims Commission by Gary B. Mills (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994).

If you wish to order a copy of a barred or disallowed claim file, e-mail the Tennessee State Library and Archives (reference@state.tn.us) and request a price quote. The cost will depend on the length of the file.

NAME

COUNTY

STATUS

Alexander, Richard

Sumner

Allowed

Baker, Mary A, Heirs of

Sumner

Disallowed

Barbour, A M

Sumner

Barred

Barry, Thomas

Sumner

Allowed

Belote, Jeremiah

Sumner

Disallowed

Belote, John L

Sumner

Disallowed

Bivens, Henry

Sumner

Disallowed

Bowman, James A

Sumner

Allowed

Brannon, William

Sumner

Barred

Brassell, Wiley

Sumner

found in geographical index but no file number found

Brassell, William

Sumner

Allowed

Buford, Wesley

Sumner

found in geographical index but no file number found

Cage, John O

Sumner

Disallowed

Calzy, Mary [Calgy]

Sumner

Disallowed

Carothers, Joseph

Sumner

Barred

Donnell, Robert W

Sumner

Allowed

Doxey, John J

Sumner

Disallowed

Edwards, Gincy

Sumner

Disallowed

Elliot, Elizabeth

Sumner

Disallowed

Fonerill, Valerious

Sumner

Disallowed

Franklin, J H

Sumner

Disallowed

Franklin, Ned

Sumner

Allowed

Harlan, Joseph

Sumner

Barred

Harlan, Peter H

Sumner

Disallowed

Harper, Green

Sumner

Disallowed

Hassell, Margaret

Sumner

Disallowed

Helton, Sylvester

Sumner

Disallowed

Hullitt, John W

Sumner

Allowed

Johnson, Jacob

Sumner

Disallowed

Jones, Alfred, Estate of

Sumner

Allowed

Joyner, Hugh

Sumner

Barred

Lauderdale, James

Sumner

Disallowed

Lewis, Mary A

Sumner

found in geographical index but no file number found

Lillard, Albert

Sumner

Disallowed

McGee, Robert

Sumner

Allowed

McGee, Samuel

Sumner

Disallowed

McMurphy, Michael

Sumner

Barred

Mires, Benjamin T

Sumner

found in geographical index but no file number found

Moseley, Samuel H

Sumner

Barred

Newman, Esquire

Sumner

Allowed

Odom, William

Sumner

Disallowed

Patterson, Simon

Sumner

Allowed

Penticord, Harvey

Sumner

Allowed

Peyton, Bailie

Sumner

Allowed

Prince, Eliza

Sumner

Disallowed

Robb, Harvey W

Sumner

Disallowed

Robb, Mack

Sumner

Allowed

Rodemer, Anna

Sumner

Allowed

Saunders, Abraham

Sumner

Allowed

Saunders, Hubbard H

Sumner

Disallowed

Shepherd, Martha, Estate of

Sumner

Disallowed

Shute, Lee

Sumner

Barred

Smith, Henry

Sumner

Disallowed

Soper, James

Sumner

Disallowed

Staggs, James, Estate of

Sumner

Disallowed

Staggs, Thomas

Sumner

Disallowed

Summers, William F

Sumner

Disallowed

Taylor, Allen

Sumner

Barred

Taylor, James P

Sumner

Allowed

Vaughan, H L

Sumner

Barred

Walker, Lawrence W

Sumner

Disallowed

Wallace, Ethelbert S

Sumner

Allowed

Wallace, Harbert

Sumner

Disallowed

Wallace, William H

Sumner

Disallowed

Wallace, Samuel, Jr

Monroe/Sumner

Allowed

Watson, Thomas S

Sumner

Allowed

Wherry, John J

Sumner

Disallowed

Williams, Green B

Sumner

Disallowed

Windham, Margaret

Sumner

Barred




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