Red River Settlers: Records of the Settlers of Northern Montgomery, Robertson, and Sumner Counties, Tennessee
Red River Settlers. Edythe Rucker Whitley. (1980).
This book deals with the northern half of Montgomery, Robertson, and Sumner counties, Tennessee, which was incorporated from the Mero District of North Carolina in 1796. It consists of a collection of county, state, church, and family records, and also contains genealogies of Red River families developed from a wide variety of sources, including cemetery records, Bible records, military records and private papers, as well as from records of deeds, wills and marriages. A substantial portion of the book derives from private family records, many of which were subsequently lost or destroyed, and as a result Red River Settlers comprises a collection of genealogical materials that is largely unique.
The genealogies, covering some ninety-five families, comprise the largest section of the work and provide an enumeration of births, marriages, and deaths in successive generations, with a good measure of biographical data. Besides the genealogies this work contains valuable lists of militia officers, pensioners and overseers of roads, as well as a lengthy chapter featuring numerous sketches of early Methodist pioneers and pioneer families of Middle Tennessee. The full-name index contains references to some 6,500 persons.
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