Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing
genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all
This website is available for adoption!
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring
skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our Volunteer
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic
webpage is required.]
If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the Volunteer
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you are interested in adding your families' information this website,
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical
data find a home here at
TENNESSEE GENEALOGY TRAILS
We regret that
we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!
Chester County was created from parts of neighboring Hardeman,
Henderson, McNairy, and Madison Counties in 1882, making it the last county formed in Tennessee.
This county is named for Col. Robert I. Chester who fought in the war of 1812 and was an early postmaster in Jackson
( Madison County), he was also a federal marshal in West Tennessee. Henderson is the county seat, founded in the
mid 1850's. Early names for the town were Dayton and Henderson Station. The name of Henderson was finally settled
on after the Civil War in honor of Col. James Henderson also a veteran of the war of 1812 and incorporated in 1901.
The Freed-Hardeman College calls Henderson its home - founded in 1907. Other towns are Mifflin
established in 1833, Jacks Creek in the early 1820's and Enville.
The Mobile and Ohio Railroad passes through the county.
CHESTER COUNTY RECORDS
COMMUNITIES in CHESTER COUNTY