McMinn County, Tennessee Chancery Court Records, 1844-1894.
By: Reba B. Boyer, Pub. 1980, reprinted 2012, 325 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-345-3.
McMinn County was created in 1819 out of lands ceded by the Cherokee Indians in the southeastern corner of the state. It is located in Eastern Tennessee which was a pivotal point for migration into and through the State. At its inception as a county, it was surrounded by: Monroe, Rhea, & Roane counties, Indian lands and by Northern Georgia. Chancery court records have provided many a detailed breakthroughs in family research not found elsewhere. This book is valuable research and reference tool that often supplies that missing link of the family frequently naming fathers, mothers, children, grandchildren, brother, sisters, aunts and uncles, considering that these courts heard cases that covered land and inheritance.