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McMinn County, Tennessee Deeds, 1820-1880.


By: Reba Bayless Boyer, Pub. 1986, reprinted 2012, 245 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-336-4.

This long-awaited book has been out-of-print shortly after its original printing back in 1986.  McMinn County was created in 1819 out of lands ceded by the Cherokee Indians in the southeastern corner of the state. Deeds are GREAT source for genealogical research due to the many and varied family members that are mentioned. Not only will the reader find the deed transaction itself, but often times such things as: marriages, relinquishment of dower, divisions of family farms among heirs, remarriages of widows are just a few of the matters you can anticipate finding within records of deeds. The author has also included lists of Occupant Enterers 1824-1826, Marriage Notices from newspapers that are NOT included in her book on McMinn County, TN. Marriages, and Death Notices from newspapers.