Chancery Court Records of Bedford County, Tennessee, 1830-1866 (Paperback)
By: Helen & Timothy Marsh, Pub. 1987, Reprinted 336 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-589-8.
Bedford County was formed in 1807 out of Rutherford County. And in turn, the lower half of Bedford County was cut off to form Lincoln county in 1809. This book is a valuable research and reference tool that often supplies that missing link of early Bedford County families, frequently naming fathers, mothers, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles. As these so called friendly suits were heard in Chancery Court, estates were divided and settled in great detail, naming complete families, and often naming states where members of the families settled. Many lost or destroyed wills are reconstructed in great detail herein. Chancery Court records have provided many detailed breakthroughs in family research not found elsewhere. This is a MUST for serious Bedford County researchers.