My name is Donna Sims Conner and I am pleased to be the AHGP Coordinator for Tennessee. The purpose of AHGP is to provide free genealogical and historical data for researchers. This site contains transcriptions and abstracts of original records plus historical photos. If you have questions or comments, please email me. Thank you for visiting!
The AHGP relies on volunteers to grow and maintain our websites. We need volunteers to transcribe information and create county and state websites. We are seeking a Website Coordinator for Roane County! If you are unable to create and maintain a website, you can also help by submitting obituaries, birth announcements, photos, etc. We appreciate your contributions!
Roane County was formed in 1801 from Knox and named for Judge Archibald Roane. Early settlers were Dr. Daniel Rather, Thomas C. Childress, William French, David Patton, Thomas Brown, quarter-master for the garrison at Southwest Point, General John Brown, owner of a large tract of land, including the site of the present Rockwood, and William Brown, who became a prominent lawyer at Knoxville. The court of pleas and quarter sessions was organized in December, 1801, at the house of Hugh Beatty, at which time William White, Samuel Miller, Hugh Nelson, Paul Harlson, Zacheus Ayer, George Preston, William Campbell, James Preston, Isham Cox, William Barnett, George McPherson, and Abraham McClelland qualified as magistrates. Early resident lawyers were John Purvis, admitted to practice in 1807, James McCampbell, in 1810, W. C. Dunlap and J. W. Brazeale in 1820, and J. Y. Smith and I. Hope in 1823. Source: Will T. Hale and Dixon L. Merritt, A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans: the Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry, and Modern Activities, (Chicago, IL, Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 819.
- East Tennessee Historical Society: Their mission is to preserve, promote, and interpret the history of Tennessee, with a focus on East Tennessee. They are headquartered in the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville. Phone: (865) 215-8824.
- Roane County Archives Library: The library is housed in the historic Roane County courthouse in Kingston. It is maintained by the Roane County Historical Commission. Their goal is to preserve and protect the large collection of court documents from over the years. Phone: (865) 376-9211.
08 March 2019
- Death: Indices - 1914 A-B Surnames
- Education: Rittenhouse Academy - Pupils Enrolled 16 April 1828
- Marriage: Announcements - A. H. Crandall & Mary Welch, J. L. Fox & Eliza J. Lineberry, Alexander B. Harwell & Catherine L. Greene, J. A. Hoskins & Rachel K. Merrick, John Majers & Mary Burns, J. R. Minton & Elizabeth Clark, James B. Payne & Emily Hurt, Alexander A. Simons & Martha Ball, Samuel Wilson & Sarah Johnson
- Marriage: Licenses - 1801-1806
- Military: World War II - Army Honor List
- People: Biographical Sketches - Robert M. Jones, Joseph A. Muecke, R. W. Neergaard, J. B. Tedder