Life & Times of McNairy County, TN

“Usually history just tells us of great people or exceptional events. Many of the people in this history are people who probably never saw their names in print. Many events were never recorded because they were of no importance. Yet the history given here is probably as true as most history books. These were people, family friends, neighbors, and fellow travelers on the earth, the things they did and said were part of their lives and they lived as you and I live, with joy, sorrow and happiness. They were real and their lives were real. They worked, they played, they loved, they hated. They were a people that were as much a part of our history as if they were Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, the Boones, Crocketts or Houstons.” – E. D. Richard

Taken from: The Yarns and The Cloth, An Unorthodox History of a Place and It’s People.

This site has been created to preserve the history of our wonderful little county.

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McNairy Death 1908-1912 Book A

ANTIQUITIES OF MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE Transcribed under the direction of the McNairy County Records Commission, Nancy Kennedy, Director Transcribed by Dorothy Smith and Helen King Proofed by Patsy Jones & Jim Whitaker Compiled by Nancy Kennedy & Marie Mills...

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THOMAS WILLIAM PRICE FAMILY Courtesy of Linda Burks Thomas William Price & Donie Rushing were married Nov 29th 1892 Thomas W. Price was borned December the 29th 1863 Donie Price, wife of Thomas W. Price was borned Oct 21, 1872 Children: George Herman Price was...

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