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Biographies for the following people, many McMinn residents can be found at


James Clift Allen

Alexander Frazier

Rymer & Lee

Jefferson Branham

Edward Giddens

William Smith

William P. Bryant

Elisha Guinn

Nelson Alexander Tinsley

Robert A. Carson

Rene St. Julien

Peter Ware

William Carter

John Drury Logan

William Womble

Jesse Dodson

Samuel McSpaden

Jethero David Smith

Hambright / Kimbrough / Goldston



For individual bio's click on the individual names



America Writes Home
Dear Mother's Property
contributor Fred Smoot

Appalachian Ancestors

Athens City Website

Appalachian Summit
A wonderful site for source documents for the southern Appalachian region.  Particularly pertains to Cherokee history...a full 27 chapters covering over 100 years of written history.  A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED site.


 American History

A list of all the vice presidents throughout our country’s history


American Genealogy and History Project for McMinn County, Tennessee


1913 Athens City Directory


American History:  A Documentary.   A long list of source documents online via Yale Law School


Allman Database


Several pages dealing with American History


 American History: A list of all the children of U.S. Presidents

More Revolutionary War biographies



A list of links to Revolutionary War research sites


Ariciu, Janet

Thousands of names.  Main focus of research on Williams, Coulter, Muncus, Sivley, Wiseman, Linebaugh, Keller, Bowman & Pigg


A list of links to biographies of Revolutionary War people - American History




Connie Baumann's Howell, Nicholson, Eaves, Buchanan, Womack, Moree's & Davis

[email protected]


Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States

Bright Hope Furnace & Ledger - Several McMinn families with links in Greene County, TN.


Descendants of Samuel Blair

Buckners of Eastern McMinn Co


County History as given by the McMinn County Government Website

Court Records

Congressional Cemetery and death notices

Cherokee People Biographies

Cleveland Ohio Death Index
Many McMinn Countians went North for Jobs

Cherokee Co Historical Museum

Civil War Tennesseans

Civil War in TennesseeThanks to Jeff Weaver

3rd Confederate Infantry Company CThanks to Yvonne Green Bowman and Connie Baumann at Polk Co site

Civil War Soldiers (TN Union)interred at Andersonville, Belle Isle, Danville, Point of Rocks, and Camp Lawton, Milin, GA

Civil War link to 39th Tn Regiment  

Robert Barker Civil War Research

Cherokee Muster Rolls at Horseshoe Bend--1812, Courtesy of Barbara B. Benge  You'll recognize many names here.


A myriad of info concerning the Civil War



A Cherokee researchers must read.  "The Keetoowah Society in the Civil War in the Indian Territory"  Has early history as well.



Statewide Death Index So far just 1914 but eventually will go thru 1925 includes all even those under age two

Tommy Michaels Sherrill Davis Webpage




Etowah Chamber of Commerce



Freedom Train Museum

Freedmen & Cherokee Links

Fort Loudon - Letters to Governor Lyttelton in South Carolina  1756 - 1760 Concerns day-to-day life at the Fort - Some rolls of soldiers there. Contributed by Fort Loudon State Park and Joyce G. Reece. At access genealogy.

Fisher Smith page

S W Fyffe remembers the meteor shower of 1833 article by SC Turnbo recorded in Springfield MO
shared by Mary Sue Mason and Kenneth Langley

The Freedmens Bureau A site with many links and records of Black History since the Civil War



Documents Dealing with Christopher Gist, son of Nathaniel Gist father of Sequoyah


Geographic Reference LibraryAllows you to find what County a town or community was in

Genealogy, Inc.  An excellent research tool.


Gaston Family History




Hiwassee Land Records

Hiwassee Land Map Partial

Haley Letter



Hembree Family Tree: Olevia Jane Hembree's web site  

Alexis Hacker Scholz's   page for the Hacker surname



Intruders on Cherokee Lands 1801-1816 From the letters of Joseph McMinn and the Cherokee Indian agency








King's Mountain information

Kinfolks in the Knobs


This web site focuses on the surnames of Evilsizer/Evilsizor in all states:  a large concentration on families and surnames in Champaign and Clark County Ohio.  She offers free research from a variety of sources.  Webmistress is Sandi Evilsizer Koscak.

The Nuckolls Worldwide Kindred Society focuses on the surname Nuckolls in several variations, including Nichols, Nuckols, Knuckles, Nuckles & Nuchols in all states. (18,000 individuals).  Also includes Virginia connections of Hale, Duke, Dabney, Garland & Huckaby.  Site owned by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak. 



Isaac Large Clock Shop

Joy Locke's Page



McMinn County Historical Society  - to request information     by e-mail




McMinn Genealogical Resources at TSLA

McMinn  County Government Website

Military Connections

Maroney in Missouri

McFalls - Rudd Family

by Henry Stultz  E-mail Link


McCormacks and More





One of the best Native American Research Sites available today.  Owned by Barbara B. Benge.  Lots of information and links.

Native American Information from Judy and Dennis at accessgenealogy

Niota, Nigh onto Heaven


Native American Biographies and other information...a site well worth a visit!




Ocoee District Early  Land Records

Sandy Onbey's personal Webpage
Lot's of McMinn connections. Thanks Sandy!



Polk Co Historical Society WebpageThis site is new and is under construction and all links may not work yet but they will soon

Marion Presswood Polk County Historian e-mail

Polk County

1820 Pension File Database
courtesy of

Polk County News & Citizens Advance-Link to a series of historical articles, click on 'polkpourri' upon reaching the  page.)

The Peoples PathThis is an excellant source for researching our Native American Heritage
Well worth a look

Prospect Church Information contributed by Sandra Ratledge

Prospect Church Photo

The Conquest of the Old Southwest: The
Romantic Story of the Early Pioneers into Virginia, The Carolinas,
Tennessee, and Kentucky 1740-1790,
by Archibald Henderson


Pioneers of the Old Southwest by Constance Skinner





Revolutionary War Site  Courtesy of American Local History Network


Revolutionary Patriots graves

Searchable site to Free Info

Rhea County's all girl "confederate" troop-- the Spartans


Mary Jane Reynolds Letter

Pension Application of Dolly C Richesin Buttram widow of William A Buttram
Courtesy of Barbara Richardson Cantrell


Soldiers & Sailors of the Civil excellent database.

Sequoyah By George Foster published in 1885

Southeast genealogy research.  This link will provide you with data on each county in Tennessee and its formation


The History Network--Belle Starr

Jim Starr - The lineage of Caleb Starr a prominent eastern McMinn pioneer.  Married Nancy Harlan of the Cherokee People.  Web site access granted via this email address.


Some Tennessee Disasters

Tennessee Overhill

TN Surveyors District Map
Shows which districts were where.

Tombstone Initials and their Meanings

East  Tennessee before 1796

Tennessee Pioneer Baptist Preachers

Tennessee Historical Encyclopedia

Tennessee State Penitentiary Inmates, 1831 - 1850

Tennessee Genealogical Fact Sheets about each county

The Templin Family Genealogy
Thanks Marvin and Samme

Tennessee State Library and Archives Tennessee History & Genealogy

Tommy Michaels Sherrill Davis Webpage

Tennessee Genealogy Resources at


Tennessee Surveyor's Districts
includes info on Hiwassee and Ocoee districts

Unknown Photos



Valley River Relatives

Vital Records in Tennessee



World War II Tennessee Honor List

Wautaugans: Families on the Frontier

WWII Casualties--McMinnCounty

Karen Wills-- Personal Home Page
Karen--Thank you for Allowing us to learn more

Womack Researchers--Tennessee and McMinn County

The Woods Legear Homepage

The Williams Family  J.T.  Mayes
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