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Spring 2012 Iris - Butter Dish has
been in our family over 150 yrs
The IRIS is Tennessee State Flower
Iris "Good Looking" - from my Garden
"Everyone has a leaf to add on the Family Tree"....M.C.
My goal is to
provide you real online research tools, along with
a sprinkling of history and a little Down Home
Country to feed your Southern Roots Soul. This is
truly a Tennessee Volunteer web site, many kind
Weakley County Cousins have volunteered materials
and time over the years to make it what it is
today. You will find LOTS of old photos. Whatever
I have on your
family is here - please do not ask me to do your
This is a FREE
website, part of the TnGenWeb and USGenWeb project.
Volunteer Weakley County Coordinator
Tennessee - Huge
photos represent entire county
SCHOOLS - Old Schools w/photos, Teachers and More
The MURPHY family - Weakley County's connection to the ill fated Donner Party of 1846-1847
TIDBITS and LINKS - Genealogy Trivia and Good Things To Know filled with household tips
COMFORT FOODS - the foods that make you feel good - in honor of my women kinfolk
OLD TIMEY TALES - Personal stories about life and times in Weakley County.
Keep scrolling.....there's lots more!
|SLAVE SCHEDULES||1850 Slave Census ..... 1860 Slave Census|
|MAPS of Weakley County||1836 ... 1860 ... 1870 ... 1880 ... 1920|
|TAX LISTS||1842 Tax List - - 1843 Tax List - - 1844 Tax List - - 1845 Tax List - - 1846 Tax List - - 1847 Tax List - - 1848 Tax List - - 1849 Tax List - - 1850 Tax List - 1869 Tax List -|
- List of diseases with
EPIDEMICS - in U.S. 1657 - 1918
County - Name, age, sex, state
born, month died and cause of death
1860 Weakley County - Name, age, sex, state born, month died and cause of death
1880 Weakley County - Name, age, sex, state born, month died and cause of death
- on the LDS Family Search
website - this takes you off this website - see
photocopy of actual death certificate.
|OLD NEWSPAPERS||Cousin Martha's Abstracts of DRESDEN ENTERPRISE & early papers - 1837-1907. Surnames in CAPS, easy to find your ancestors. A gold mine!|
ARTICLES, from newspapers
outside Weakley County, mentioning people from Weakley
County - Even if your kinfolk are not here, makes for
Nov 1886-Jun 1893 Bride & Groom Index
June 1893 - Nov 1898 Bride & Groom Index
Nov 1898 - Dec 1903 Bride & Groom Index
**Note - Ancestry.com has database of Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900 online - You will need to subscribe to Ancestry.com or connect to them at a library that subscribes.
|OLD BIBLES||OLD BIBLES - Old family bibles transcribed|
||Weakley County section
This has biographies of
early settlers. A-Z index
|old DEEDS and old COURT RECORDS|
|Occupant Entry Book
1820 Surveyor Grid
|Land Occupant Entry INDEX 1827 -1833. Search surname Index & check out where your kinfolks lived on 1836 map - 1820 Surveryor Grid on Modern Day Weakley map|
|WILLS||Transcribed old wills WILLS & Settlements|
|OBITS||Obits of our ancestors OBITS|
||OLD POST OFFICES of Weakley County|
|MURPHY FAMILY||Weakley County's connection to the ill fated DONNER PARTY of 1846-47.|
scrolling.....there's lots more!
A memorial to our
Weakley County VETERANS
who have bravely served their Country - Lots of Photos
Click on a War below
|REVOLUNTIONARY WAR||CIVIL WAR||WORLD WAR II|
|WAR of 1812||WORLD WAR I||MODERN
Post WWII - Korea - Vietnam - today
Send in photo of your
VETERAN to MaryCarol
Lots of old photos
Rose of Sharon
The public well
|Chestnut Glade||Austin Springs
Please send info and
old pix's of your Weakley town or place
If it is not here - means nobody sent anything in yet
|Old Schools||SCHOOLS - Old Schools with photos, Teachers and More|
|The FAMILY FARM||FARM LIFE - a Pictorial History of the Family Farm.|
|Churches of Weakley||Visit our old CHURCHES -- Histories and old photos - stained glass windows - Angels|
|Old Letters||Letters from our Ancestors OLD LETTERS|
|Old Timey Tales
Recalling life in Weakley County -
a little down home country!
Folksy Tales about life on the family farm.
|Tidbits and Links||TIDBITS
LINKS - Genealogy Trivia, good
things to know.
Weakley County TODAY
ENTERPRISE - Keep
up with what is going on in Weakley County Today.
WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS - Covers mostly the Martin area - UTM
|Comfort Foods||COMFORT FOODS - The foods that make you feel good - recipes - by MaryCarol|
- and WORLDCONNECT
- this is where you can link your personal family
website with your family trees - and maybe discover a
cousin or two.
|Libraries||LIBRARIES of the area, hours open, who to contact|
|TN State Archives
|Lots of help here...They keep changing their email addy so just google it.|
|Weakley County Historical & Genealogical Society||Weakley County Historical & Genealogical Society, Dues are only $15.00 per year. Great collection of Weakley County books and CD's available|
was established October 21, 1823 from lands ceded
by the Chickasaw Indians. Weakley County was named
for Colonel Robert Weakley who was at the time
Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate. Weakley
County is located on the Plateau Slope of West
Tennessee, one of the three "Grand Divisions".
Weakley County is bordered on the north by the
State of Kentucky, on the east by Henry County, on
the South by Carroll and Gibson Counties, and on
the west by Obion County. Dresden is the County
Seat of Weakley County.
See PHOTOS of Colonel Robert Weakley & his wife
Col. John A. Gardner's 4th of July 1876 Speech at Dresden
Please visit our Good Neighbors
|Obion County||Carroll County||Gibson County||Henry County|
Weakley County Coordinator