Bedford County, Tennessee, Chancery Court Records, 

Volume 1, Part 2, August 1837 - August 1845

Catalog number BCT-CHC-1


Volume 1, Part 2 of the Chancery Court Records of Bedford County, Tennessee contains the records of all cases heard in the Chancery Court of Bedford County, Tennessee from Monday 14 August 1837 through Monday 27 August 1845. These records are provided in both the original, handwritten form as well as in a typewritten transcription. An 18 page index is included that list all of the names that appear in the court records in alphabetical order and gives the page(s) in the records on which each name appears. In addition, there is another, modern index to all names appearing in this volume and part here. The records themselves are 380 pages in length. You can review an extract from an actual page of the typewritten transcription in this publication  here. You can review an image of an actual handwritten page of court records here.

Chancery Court Records contain a wealth of information including:

  1. complete lists of heirs of decedents, 
  2. records of the property belonging to estates including lists of debtors to the estate, 
  3. records of the division of property among the heirs of estates,
  4. case records of disputes among heirs concerning the division of property in estates,
  5. considerable detail concerning the property owned by individuals, and 
  6. maps documenting the division of the land of a decedent among the heirs upon order of the court.

All pages can be individually accessed by page number - no need to search through a roll of microfilm to find the page of interest. Pages can be printed directly on almost any  printer attached to your local computer - no need to pay the high copying costs at a library or archives and accept the poor quality prints produced by most microfilm printers. For far less than the cost of a book (such as Chancery Court Records of Bedford County, Tennessee by Timothy R. and Helen C. Marsh) that only abstracts selected portions of these court records you can own a copy of an entire book of records! For less than the non-refundable $10 fee that is charged by the archives to search for a court record during a given five year period. you can own a copy of all the Chancery Court records for a eight year period!

The page images contained in this product were prepared from microfilm published by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA). The typewritten transcription is on Roll 2 in Record Group 107 at TSLA. The transcription was prepared by the Work's Progress Administration in 1937.  The original, handwritten records are on Roll 27 in Bedford County, Tennessee Record Group at TSLA. 

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