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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LEVI HURST BIBLE

LEVI HURST BIBLE submitted by William Simpson Births: James Purkins Hurst was born June 13, 1828 James Moore Hurst was born January 7, 1830 Samuel Kelsie Hurst was born December 28, 1831 William D Lafayette Hurst was born January 31, 1834 John Blake Hurst was born...

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JOHN THOMAS GOOCH BIBLE

JOHN THOMAS GOOCH BIBLE Mary Lucinda Gooch borned Sept 20th 1856 John Hezekiah Gooch borned Jan 12th 1858 Sarah Catherine Gooch borned Feb 9th 1860 James Andrew Gooch borned Dec 31st 1861 Thomas Monroe Gooch borned Oct 15th 1863 William Bedford...

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John Ham Bible

John Ham Bible submitted with his Rev War Pension Application John Ham Bible and he was born December 4 in the year of our Lord 1764 John and Pheby Ham (children): Daughter Molay Ham was born Feb the 1st, in the year of our Lord 1786 James Ham was born Mar the 30th in...

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INGRAM BIBLE RECORDS

INGRAM BIBLE RECORDS J Q Ingram was born February 26th 1821 Mary Johnson was born March 12th 1831 Rebecca Ann Ingram was born February 24th 1851 Martha E Ingram was born Mar 14 1853 S J Ingram was born February 9th 1855 J M Ingram was born February...

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HEWITT BIBLE

HEWITT BIBLE Pertaining to Jones and Hewitt families Note: Quintina Jones was born ca 1811 and died before 1850. David Hewitt was born ca 1810 and died ca 1840 Their three known children came to McNairy County by 1850 and it is unknown if their parents came with them....

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HENDRIX BIBLE

HENDRIX BIBLE Submitted by: EDDY SANDERS Richard Ivy Hendrix bought the Bible in Charleston, South Carolina and brought it to Tennessee with him. He died and his youngest son, Alexander got it. After Alexander's death, his daughter Nora Plunk got it. Nora gave it to...

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CHARLES HILL FAMILY BIBLE

CHARLES HILL FAMILY BIBLE THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT CHARLES HENRY HILL AND FRANCES ELIZABETH BURNS WERE UNITED BY ME IN HOLY MATRIMONY AT CHARLES AND ELIZABETH BURNS ON THE 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1861 IN THE PRESENCE OF EPHRAM AND ELIZA JANE THOMPSON SIGNED BY JOHN M....

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