1770 - 1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements: Davidson, Sumner, and Tennessee Counties
1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements. Richard C. Fulcher. (1987).
The purpose of this work is to identify the early inhabitants of the Tennessee Country, something the federal census records fail to do, for the first forty years of settlement in the area are a blank, at least in the official enumerations. This work is a reconstruction of the census of the three Cumberland River counties now in Tennessee.
These counties, originally a part of North Carolina, today are all or part of forty Tennessee counties. As new counties were formed and subdivided, the early settlers were caught in changing jurisdictions, so the researcher has had to search in several jurisdictions for ancestral records, even though the ancestor may never have moved. To rectify this problem, the author has divided this work into three sections, one for each of the three counties so as to place the early inhabitants in the actual area settled. Abstracted from the public records are all references to those living in the jurisdictions between 1770 and 1790. From wills, deeds, court minutes, marriage records, military records, and many related items, the author has put together a carefully documented list of inhabitants--virtually the "first" census of Tennessee.
Genealogical.com publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, Genealogical.com can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. Genealogical.com is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.