Bedford County Tennessee
Part of the American History and Genealogy Project

First and Early Settlers

 

The first settlement of the county was made about 1805 and 1806, as follows:

Clement Cannon set tied near the present site of Shelbyville, in the Seventh District;

Philip Burrow, William Wilbourn and Freeman Burrow settled on Thompson Creek, in the Twenty-fifth District:

John Blackwell settled near Three Forks of Duck River; Capt. Mat Martin and brother, Barkley, and William McMahan settled on Garrison Fork of Duck River, in the First District.

The above settlements were all made at about the same time, and if any were made prior to them, no information of the same can now be found.

Early settlers

Hazen Blair
Banks Burrow
William Burrow
Samuel Card
John Casteel
William Crutcher
Anderson Davidson
Henry Davis
Thomas Dean
James Eddy
Andrew Erwin
Joseph Erwin
William Finch
William P. Finch
David Floyd
Robert Furguson
Thomas Gibson
William Haslett
Henry Hastings
Robert Hastings
Stephen Hastings
Joseph Hickenbotham
William Hickman
William Hix
Michael Holt
Nathan Hubbard
Thomas Hudson
Thomas Knott
Isaac Muse
Richard Muse
William Pearson
James Reagor
"Salley" Sailors
Mrs. Mary Scruggs
Christopher Shaw
Robert Snoddy
John Tillman
Joseph Walker
Cuthbert Word
Michael Womack

Early Names in the County

Allans
Allisons
Andersons
Anthonys
Atkinsons
Armstrongs
Arnolds
Barretts
Blantons
Bobos
Bomars
Brames
Browns
Burdetts
Caldwells
Campbells
Clordeys
Coffeys
Coopers
Crouchs
Davidsons
Davises
Deans
Deerys
Dicksons
Drydens
Dunaways
Eakins
Enlisses
Ewells
Ewings
Finches
Fishers
Floyds
Fugetts
Galbraiths
Gambills
Gaunts
Greens
Halls
Harrises
Harrisons
Hastings
Hollands
Hoovers
Hooziers
Hords
Kimbroes
Kings
Landers
Landises
Lents
Marshalls
Maupins
McCuistians
McGills
McKissacks
Moores
Morgans
Mortons
Mosleys
Mullines
Murfrees
Neils
Nelsons
Norvilles
O'Neals
Osborns
Parkers
Parsonses
Peacocks
Pearsons
Reeveses
Rays
Reids
Ruths
Scotts
Shaffners
Sharons
Shrivers
Sims
Smiths
Stallings
Steeles
Stephensons
Stokes
Stones
Suttons
Thomases
Thompsons
Tilfords
Tunes
Turrentines
Vances
Wades
Warners
Whites
Whitneys
Williamses
Wilsons
Woods
Worthams
Youngs

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Source: History of Tennessee, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886.

 

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