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Index to Tennessee Wills and Administrations 1779-1861
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Index to Tennessee Wills and Administrations 1779-1861. Byron and Barbara Sistler. Softcover, (1990), repr. 2007, Self-Indexed, 416 pp. This is an index of wills and administrations found in the 62 Tennessee counties where such records, through 1861, have survived. This invaluable index, compiled by two distinguished genealogists, Byron and Barbara Sistler, is one of most important genealogical sourcebooks for the state of Tennessee. It documents over 41,500 individuals covering all 62 counties for which antebellum estate records have survived. It is arranged by surname, so the entire list of wills of any given family in the state can be found under one heading. Each entry includes the following information: name of the deceased; year of the probate, or of first mention of the estate; where the original record can be found, and the county.