Inmates of The Tennessee State Penitentiary

1831 - 1850

From Hamilton County

 

 

Name

Age

Crime

George W. Allen

18

Larceny
George Bean

32

2nd degree Murder
G. W. Brown

19

Grand Larceny
James Cross

20

Petit Larceny
Charles Donald

22

Petit Larceny
Henry Duker

22

Murder
Levi Goens

38

Larceny
Russell Golorth

37

Larceny
Eli Hill

29

Horse Stealing
Jourdan Kiddy

30

Petit Larceny
Jessee Killian

34

Receiving Stolen Horse
William King

38

Petit Larceny
John Mayfield

28

Malicious Stabbing
William Martin

29

Petit Larceny
Daniel McCartyn

27

Petit Larceny
Alexander McClennan

28

Burglary & Larceny
James Perry

26

Forgery
Archibald Porter

21

Horse Stealing
James M. Scott

29

Felony
.., Wasaha

23

Larceny

 

The Tennessee State Penitentiary was established in 1831.  

 

Until  then offenders were held in local county jails.

  

This listing of inmates can be found in ledger volume # 43 of those records.

 

These records are housed at the State Library and Archives, Group #25.  The ledger also includes the date entered into the Penitentiary, the prisoner's birth date, and the discharge date.

  

Tennessee State Library and Archives

 

 

 

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