Genealogy Projects tagged with Tennessee on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Tennessee counties, cities and towns

    This project is part of the State of Tennessee Portal. ==About the Project=Please use this project to add, research, document, and discuss your ancestors from Tennessee. You can add profiles for:* People born in Tennessee* People who lived in Tennessee* People who died in TennesseeWhen you find helpful resources for research, please share them here so that others can benefit.If you have project...

  • Franklin County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Franklin County, Tennessee. Official Website History White settlement began around 1800, and the county was formally organized in 1807 and named for Benjamin Franklin. One of the most notable early settlers was frontiersman Davy Crockett, who came about 1812 but is not thought to have remained long. The University of the South, f...

  • Warren County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Warren County, Tennessee. Official Website Warren County was created in 1807 and named for Joseph Warren (1741–1775), a soldier in the American Revolution. The county was largely developed for farming of such crops as tobacco and hemp. Adjacent Counties DeKalb County White County Cannon County Coffee County Grundy Co...

  • White County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in White County, Tennessee. Official Website On September 11, 1806, an act of the Tennessee General Assembly created White County, responding to a petition signed by 155 residents of the area. The origin of the county's name is disputed. The county is officially held to be named for John White (1751–1846), a Revolutionary War soldier,...

  • Davidson County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Davidson County, Tennessee. It contains the state capital of Tennessee, Nashville . Official Website Davidson County is the oldest county in the 41-county region of Middle Tennessee. It dates to 1783, shortly after the end of the American Revolution, when the North Carolina legislature created the county and named it in honor of Wil...

  • Sevier County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Sevier County, Tennessee. Official Website History In the mid-16th century, Spanish expeditions led by Hernando de Soto (1540) and Juan Pardo (1567) passed through what is now Sevier County, reporting that the region was part of the domain of Chiaha, a minor Muskogean chiefdom centered around a village located on a now-submerged i...

  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Nashville, Tennessee.Nashville is the county seat of Davidson County and is the state capital.Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779. The city grew quickly due to its strategic location as a port on the Cumberland River and, in the 19th century, a r...

  • Coffee County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Coffee County, Tennessee. Official Website Coffee County was formed in 1836 from parts of Bedford, Warren, and Franklin counties. It was named for John Coffee, a prominent planter, land speculator, and militia officer. Similar to other counties in this area of the state, planters here cultivated mostly tobacco and hemp, produced by...

  • University of Tennessee

    Wikipedia The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UTK, or UT) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nin...

  • Tennessee State University

    Wikipedia Tennessee State University (Tennessee State, Tenn State or TSU) is a public land-grant university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1912, it is the largest and only state-funded historically black university in Tennessee. It is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Tennessee State University is a comprehensive urban institution offering 38 bac...

  • Madison County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Madison County, Tennessee.= Official Website =Madison County was formed in 1821, and named for founding father and president, James Madison. The county was part of lands the United States purchased from the Chickasaw in 1818. After Congressional passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, most Chickasaw were forced out of the state and...

  • Grundy County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Grundy County, Tennessee. Official Website The county was formed January 29, 1844 and is named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777–1840). Grundy County is known for its spectacular views, saltpeter mines. It was also known for arson starting in 1917 and continuing off and on until 1990. These fires and explosions destroy...

  • Haysville Cemetery, Haysville, Tennessee

    This cemetery is located on Scottsville Road at Haysville Circle, Haysville, Macon County, Tennessee. Find a Grave

  • Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens, Defeated, Tennessee

    This cemetery is located on 551 Defeated Creek Highway, Defeated, Smith County, Tennessee. Find a Grave Roots Web

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wikipedia Vanderbilt University (also known informally as Vandy) is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1873. The university is named in honor of shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the South. The Commodore hoped that his gift and the greater work...

  • Franklin-Nashville Campaign, US Civil War

    The Franklin–Nashville campaign, also known as Hood's Tennessee campaign, was a series of battles in the Western Theater, conducted from September 18 to December 27, 1864, in Alabama, Tennessee, and northwestern Georgia during the American Civil War. The Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood drove north from Atlanta, threatening Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's lines of com...

  • Knoxville Campaign (1863)

    The Knoxville campaign was a series of American Civil War battles and maneuvers in East Tennessee during the fall of 1863 designed to secure control of the city of Knoxville and with it the railroad that linked the Confederacy east and west, and position the First Corps under Longstreet for return to the Army of Northern Virginia. Union Army forces under Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside occupied Knox...

  • Battle of Missionary Ridge (November 1863), US Civil War

    The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought on November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War . Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, Union forces in the Military Division of the Mississippi under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee , commanded by Gen. Braxton...

  • Battle of Hoover's Gap (June 1863), US Civil War

    The Battle of Hoover's Gap (24 June 1863) was the principal battle in the Tullahoma Campaign of the American Civil War , in which Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans drove Gen. Braxton Bragg ’s Confederates out of Central Tennessee . Rosecrans’ feigned move on the western end of the Confederate line had left the eastern mountain passes lightly defended, and Col. John T. Wilder 's mounted infantry a...

  • Fayette County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Fayette County, Tennessee. Official Website Fayette County was established by Tennessee General Assembly in 1824. The county was named after the Marquis de la Fayette, French hero of the American Revolution. Fayette County is culturally alike to the Mississippi Delta and was a major area of cotton plantations dependent on slave labo...

  • The Confederate States (CSA) during the US Civil War

    Confederate States: Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Indian Territory , Louisiana , Mississippi , North Carolina , South Carolina , Tennessee , Texas , Virginia

  • Wilson County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Wilson County, Tennessee. Official Website Wilson County was created in 1799, and named for Major David Wilson, a Revolutionary War veteran and statesman.[1] The county remained predominantly agrarian throughout the 19th century. The arrival of the railroad after the Civil War boosted the county's timber sector, and several large fa...

  • Stewart County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Stewart County, Tennessee. Official Website Stewart County was created by European Americans in 1803, and was named for Duncan Stewart, an early settler and state legislator. The first County Court met in March 1804. According to Goodspeed's history of Stewart County, "Stewart County was settled principally by North Carolinians, the...

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Official Website Chattanooga borders Georgia and the Tennessee River. It lies within 150 miles of Atlanta, Georgia, Knoxville, Tennessee, Huntsville, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama, which makes it a major transit hub. Chattanooga has several nicknames which are: "Scenic City", "River C...

  • Hamilton County, Tennessee

    Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Official Website Hamilton County was formed on October 25, 1819 and was named after Alexander Hamilton, an officer in the American Revolutionary War, member of the Continental Congress, the first US Secretary of Treasury, and one of the founding fathers of the United States. The area was originally occup...

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