Putnam County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minutes, 1842-1856
By: Works Projects Administration, Pub. 1934, Reprinted 2018, 308 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-874-9.
Putnam County was created in 1842 from parts of: White, Overton, Jackson, Smith and DeKalb Counties. Circuit court records are another unique source for tracing those elusive family members. The type of records found within this book are: Petitions for divorce, breach of peace, assault & battery, guardianship, horse stealing, indictments for murders, indictments for larceny, bigamy charges, oaths relating to service in Revolutionary War, Deeds of gifts possession of counterfeit money, and many, many other interesting tidbits of information concerning persons of Putnam County that are not available elsewhere.