Sumner County Archives

Sumner County Archives Book Sale

Prices include shipping & handling. Please make check payable to Sumner County Historical Society.

  • A Celebration of Houses $30.00

    by Walter Durham, James Thomas and John Creasy was published in 1995. It is a beautiful coffee table book with many color photos of historic homes and structures in Sumner County built before 1900.

  • Balie Peyton of Tennessee: Nineteenth Century Politics and Thoroughbreds $20.00

    is Tennessee State Historian, Walter Durham’s latest book. This is the life story of one of Tennessee’s most colorful sons. Peyton was a lawyer, congressman, diplomat, soldier and thoroughbred horse breeder.

  • College for this Community $12.50

    by Walter Durham.

  • Daniel Smith $25.00

    by Walter Durham.

  • Grasslands $29.00

    by Walter Durham. A history of the Southern Grasslands Hunt and Racing Foundation 1929-1932. The story of the first private preserve in the United States dedicated to fox hunting and steeplechase racing.

  • Josephus Conn Guild and Rose Mont; Politics and Plantation in Nineteenth Century Tennessee $30.00

    by Walter Durham.

  • Land, Slaves and Other Courthouse Transactions, 1808-1863; Abstracts of Sumner County, Tennessee $30.00

    abstracted by Juanita Patton. Comprised of abstracts of unpublished and relatively unknown records from Sumner County’s bill of sale books. Includes deeds, powers of attorney, estate divisions and administrations, marriage contracts, bonds, as well as bills of sale for slaves and division of slaves. Slaves are listed by given name. Plantation owners and their families are identified.

  • Life of William Trousdale $9.00

    by Walter Durham.

  • Moss $29.00

    by James Spivey. A genealogy of the Moss family of Virginia.

  • Old Times in Tennessee $27.00

    by Jo C. Guild was originally published in 1878 and is now available as reprinted.

  • Rebellion Revisited: History of Sumner County, Tennessee From 1861 to 1870 $30.00

    by Walter Durham is once again available for purchase. Originally published in 1982, this book sold out in a few months’ time. Occupied by Federal troops in March 1862, Sumner County’s story during this tumultuous period of American history is an interesting one.

  • Sumner County, Tennessee Index to the Loose Records 1786 to 1930 $30.00

    by Shirley Wilson. Published in 1988, this is an important book for those working with the counties loose court records. A 1991 errata is included.

  • 1850 U.S. Census Sumner County, Tennessee $16.00

    transcribed and proofread from the original microfilm. A new approach was used in this book that provides the reader with access to corrections. When proofreaders saw names they believed were inaccurate, the correct data, according to the proofreader, was listed in the text within brackets.

  • 1860 U.S. Census Sumner County, Tennessee $16.00

    prepared at the Sumner County Archives using the same format as for the 1870 Census Book.

  • 1870 U.S. Census Sumner County, Tennessee, 2ND edition $16.00

Sumner County Maps

  • 1878 D.G. Beers map of Sumner County, TN $14.00

    black and white, displays districts & some residents' names. Suitable for framing, this map measures 20”X28” and includes index.

  • 15 generation charts $5.00

    a convenient generation chart that lets you view many succeeding generations at one glance. Record your family history quickly and easily as your research expands.

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