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Early West Tennessee Marriages, 2 Volumes. Byron Sistler and Barbara Sistler. Softcover, (1989), repr. 2011, Index, 670 pp.
In this two-volume set, Volume 1 is arranged by grooms, Volume 2 arranged by brides. There are approximately 57,000 marriages (114,000 names), including all extant antebellum records from West Tennessee. All pre-1861 marriages are set forth and, where feasible and convenient (primarily because of cutoff dates of the original books), the authors have also included many later records as well.
The information in the Brides Book (Volume 2), is a duplication of that in the Grooms, the difference being in the order in which they appear. Each volume is a single area-wide alphabetical listing of the records.
Where two dates appear on an entry, the first one is the date the license was issued, the second (in parentheses) the date the marriage was solemnized. If only one date is present, it usually means that the date of execution was the same as the date of license issuance. At the end of the entry is the county in which the marriage was executed.
Following are the counties that are the subject of this work, followed by the years represented: