A cross-section of misdemeanors and felonies committed in the county running the gamut from disturbing a public worship to murder. In every case there are stories worth telling: some funny, sad, even heinous. Softbound.
- Vol. 1, 1876-1883, seventeen true stories. 348 pgs, indexed. $40, 2010.
- Vol. 2, 1871-1885, nineteen true stories, 377 pgs, indexed, $43, 2011
The sons of Governor Porter, much to the grief of their family as well as Henry County, between them, killed two men and seriously wounded three others. Ultimately they would both die violent deaths. Comprehensive documentation; Full-name Index, 304 pgs, $37 2012.
How a killing in Henry County helped establish the “Law of Self-Defense” nation-wide. 72 pgs, $25, 2016
A look at Capital Punish-ment in Nineteenth-Century Henry County, Ten-nessee. 190 pgs, $35. 2016
Every Name Index to Henry County Circuit Court Records, 1818-1849, 14,561 names, 132 pgs. $25.
In addition to the litigants, all names relevant to the documents are included. Many of the names appearing in this index are not otherwise documented until the 1850 census. A great source to determine if your ancestor was in the county prior to 1850. Released in 2008.
In addition to naming the testator, both of these volumes include anyone with the same surname, guardians, executors, administrators and witnesses to the documents. Many, with a different surname are included because their relationship to the testator is indicated such as grandchildren and/or married daughters. A “must” when trying to determine if your ancestor is included in local wills. Released in 2008.
Every Name Index to Henry County Wills & Administrations, Volumes, A-H, 1822-1866, 7,877 names, 67 pgs. $20.
Every Name Index to Henry County Wills & Administrations, Volumes, A-H & 1, 1822-1902, 12,060 names, 107 pgs. $30.
Guardianship reports from trustees, administrators and executors of wills. Also a good source for intestate records. Released in 2007.
The original records, found at the archive, contain the follow-up litigation regarding wills, disputes over inheritance and other genealogical information. Released in 2007.