Smith County, Tennessee 1824-1871, Chancery Court Records of.
By: Thomas E. Partlow, Pub. 2001, 282 pages, Hard Cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-749-1.
Chancery Court Records are extremely important to researchers because they contain estate settlements of many early settlers who died without leaving a Will (intestate). In addition to estate settlements, these records also include such things as divorces, and after 1865, some Civil War information. These records provide many detailed breakthroughs in family research not found elsewhere. This book is a valuable research and reference tool that often supplies that missing link of the family, frequently naming fathers, mothers, children, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, and uncles.