Bedford County, Tennessee, County Court Minute Book, 
Volume 3, 1857-1860

Catalog number BCT-CNC-3

The County Court Minute Book of Bedford County, Tennessee for 1857 - 1860 contain the records of all business recorded by the County Court of Bedford County, Tennessee from 2 November 1857 through 7 March 1860.  The records are 563 pages in length. There is no index in the original volume, however a new text index to all the names that appear in this volume is here

You can review an extract from an actual page of handwritten County Court Minutes here. As an example of the type of information that can be found in these records, you can review all of the entries for the surname "Coleman" in the 1848-1852 minute book here.

County Court Records contain a wealth of information including:

  1. the presentation of wills for probate,
  2. appointments of administrators for estates,
  3. presentation of the results of estate sales, 
  4. approval of powers of attorney for recording, 
  5. appointments of commissioners for matters such as to lay out roads, serve at elections, and set aside a year's provisions from an estate for a widow,
  6. relief granted for taxation issues (such as excess valuation or double taxation),
  7. appointments of overseers for roads, and
  8. appointments of and payments to guardians for taking care of orphan children.

All pages can be individually accessed by page number - no need to search through a roll of microfilm to find the page of interest. Pages can be printed directly on almost any  printer attached to your local computer - no need to pay the high copying costs at a library or archives and accept the poor quality prints produced by most microfilm printers. For far less than the cost of a book (such as Earliest Court Records of Bedford County, TN  by Timothy R. and Helen C. Marsh) that only abstracts selected portions of these court records, you can own the complete court minute book! For less than the non-refundable $10 fee that is charged by the archives to search for a court record during a given five year period, you can own a copy of all the County Court records for a three year period!

The page images contained in this product were prepared from microfilm published by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA). This original  microfilm is Roll 78 of the Bedford County, Tennessee Record Group at TSLA. 

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