Index to Goodspeed’s History

The Goodspeed Publishing Company of Nashville and Chicago issued A History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present, together with a Historical and a Biographical Sketch of … [County names go here] . . during 1886 and 1887. Unfortunately, the project was not completed. Therefore, not all Tennessee counties are represented in this series.

A total of eighty-two counties were recorded; however, the histories of Davidson County and twelve rural counties of the Cumberland Plateau were never published. Goodspeed published its work in three parts. First was the general History of Tennessee, Illustrated; second, the histories of the individual counties; and, third, some biographies of persons from the individual counties.

The TNGenWeb Project has undertaken a transcription of the complete HistoryClick here to view a list of completed counties.

The table below was created as an index to the Grainger County section of Goodspeed’s History. The compiler was not identified, and the notations were not explained.  [Update -- 5/31/20111 -- it appears  this mirrors a listing at the Surname Site. More annotated information for individuals may be available there.

Antesell T. S., M. D. ca. 1880s [named in TT]
Arnold E. A., Prof., M. D. of Vincennes, Ind., late 1860s [named in WJH]
Ashby no first name, Col. Confederate Army [named in AST]
Atkins Mullens Nancy ca. 1806-07, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887, Grainger Co., 80 yrs.old [mother of EM]
Austin Haun Mary dau. b. 1836 [mother-in-law of NGD]
Beeler Jacob dau. mar. 1876 [father-in-law of WHC]
Beeler Nancy no maiden name [mother-in-law of WHC]
Beeler Cadle Sarah E. mar. 1876 [wife of WHC]
Bowen Brazele dau. b. 1824 [father-in-law of JMM]
Bowen Moody Mitchell Nancy N. b. 1824, Sevier Co., TN – liv. 1887 [wife of JMM]
Bower Needham Sarah 22 Nov 1823, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887, Grainger Co.
Boyd James dau. mar. 1866 [1st father-in-law of AST]
Boyd Julia no maiden name [1st mother-in-law of AST]
Boyd Tate Laura d. ca. Feb. 1867 [1st wife of AST]
Brumley R. T., Prof. ca. 1880s [named in TT]
Burbridge no first name, Gen. Civil War [named in DT]
Burbridge no first name, Gen. Civil War [named in DT]
Cadle Albert R. 25 Nov 1883 – liv. 1887 [child of WHC]
Cadle Mark 31 Mar 1810, Claiborne Co., TN – 15 May 1887, near Cumberland Gap, TN [father of WHC]
Cadle Mary Covey [mother of WHC]
Cadle Maud B. 10 Oct 1885 – 1 Jun 1887 [child of WHC]
Cadle Newton P. 22 Sep 1881 – liv. 1887 [child of WHC]
Cadle Sarah E. Beeler [wife of WHC]
Cadle William H. 15 Jan 1848, Cumberland Gap, TN – liv. 1887 [WHC]
Carmichael Daniel C. 1800, Grainger Co. now Hamblen Co. [father of JHC]
Carmichael John H., Rev. 2 Feb 1833, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [JHC]
Carmichael Mary E. Grove [wife of JHC]
Carmichael Prudence Howell [mother of JHC]
Carr Tomlinson Martha ca. 1807-08, NC – 1886, 78 yrs. old [mother of TT]
Chamberlin Andrew dau. b. 1833 [2nd father-in-law of SNT]
Chamberlin Tate Elizabeth J. 29 Jan 1833 – liv. 1887 [2nd wife of SNT]
Clark Ermin C. Northern [wife of WC]
Clark Joseph 18 Aug 1800, VA – 2 Oct 1865, Grainger Co. [father of WC]
Clark Martha Grove [mother of WC]
Clark William 2 Apr 1839, Clarkstown,Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [WC]
Cobb Gill Diana Y. 1818, Knox Co., TN – liv. 1887, Grainger Co. [mother of JSG]
Cobb Murray Sarah 1805 – 1883 [mother of WTM]
Coffin C. H. employer, ca. 1850s [named in TJJ]
Coffin D. L. employer, ca. 1850s [named in TJJ]
Covey Cadle Mary 8 Nov 1812, Lee Co., VA – living 1887 [mother of WHC]
Cox Moody Eliza A. 14 Feb. 1841, Grainger Co.now Hamblen Co. [wife of TBM]
Dail Abner b. VA – d. Grainger Co. [father of NGD]
Dail Elisabeth Haun [wife of NGD]
Dail Jane McDonough [mother of NGD]
Dail N. G., M. D. 28 May 1830, Grainger Co. now Union Co. [NGD]
Davis Elizabeth no maiden name [mother-in-law of TAV]
Davis John dau. b. 1835 [father-in-law of TAV]
Davis Vineyard Louisa Jane 9 Jun 1835, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [wife of TAV]
Easley no first name of Rutledge, 1859 [named in JML]
Ferguson Lowe Elizabeth ca. 1812-13, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887, about 75 yrs. old [mother of JML]
Gill Carrie parents mar. 1878 [child of JSG]
Gill Diana Y. Cobb [mother of JSG]
Gill James S. 12 Oct 1857, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [JSG]
Gill Jessie parents mar. 1878 [child of JSG]
Gill John parents mar. 1878 [child of JSG]
Gill Sallie B. Morgan [wife of JSG]
Gill Samuel 12 Apr 1812, Grainger Co. – 29 Jan 1884, Grainger Co. [father of JSG]
Gill Samuel employer, ca. 1850s [named in TJJ]
Gill Samuel dau. mar. 1867 [father-in-law of WTM]
Gill Thomas 20 Dec 1774, Yorkshire, Engl.; to Bertie Co., NC, ca. 1790; to Grainger Co. by 1800 [grandfather of JSG]
Gill Jarnagin Martha ca. 1810-11, Grainger Co. – 1878, Grainger Co., age 67 [mother of TJJ]
Gill Jarnagin Murray Elizabeth J. d. 28 Nov. 1880 [wife of WTM]
Godwin Caroline no maiden name [mother-in-law of JML]
Godwin Jacob dau. mar. 1866 [father-in-law of JML]
Godwin Lowe Angeline L. of Grainger Co. [wife of JML]
Goodson no first name of Turley=s Mills, ca. 1860s [named in DT]
Goodson no first name of Turley=s Mills, ca. 1860s [named in DT]
Gray Tate Mary A. 1820 – 1885, Grainger Co. [mother of AST]
Grigsby J. B., M. D. of Buffalo, Grainger Co., 1846 [doctor with SNT]
Grove George H. 19 Mar 1832, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [GHG]
Grove Nancy Mayes [mother of GHG]
Grove Nannie M. 27 Sep 1863 – 26 Oct 1885 [child of GHG]
Grove Reuben 19 Mar 1777, Loudon Co., VA – 16 Sep 1866, Grainger Co. [father of GHG]
Grove Susan E. Senter [wife of GHG]
Grove Carmichael Mary E. mar. 1858 [wife of JHC]
Grove Clark Martha 18 Aug 1812, Grainger Co. – liv., 1887? [mother of WC]
Haecker Frederica Von Losse [mother of WJH]
Haecker Joseph, Prof. came to U.S., 1855, Louisville, KY, d. ca. 1884, Bean=s Station, Grainger Co. [father of WJH]
Harris Henry of Fair Garden, Sevier Co., TN, ca. 1850s [brother-in-law of TJJ]
Haun Adam dau. b. 1836 [father-in-law of NGD]
Haun Mary Austin [mother-in-law of NGD]
Haun Dail Elisabeth 10 Apr 1836, Jefferson Co., TN – liv. 1887 [wife of NGD]
Heacker W. J., M. D. 26 Mar 1832, Westphalia, Ger. – liv. 1887 [WJH]
Henderson G. Mc., Hon. wife b. after 1858 [son-in-law of JH]
Henderson Mary E. Hoffmeister [child of JH]
Hoffmeister Elizabeth Whitesel [mother of JH]
Hoffmeister Joseph b. Shenandoah Co., VA – d. 92 yrs. old [father of JH]
Hoffmeister Joseph, M. D. 15 Jan 1825, Rogersville, TN – liv. 1887 [JH]
Hoffmeister Nancy B. Huddleston [2nd wife of JH]
Hoffmeister Virginia Tate [1st wife of JH]
Hoffmeister Henderson Mary E. b. after 1858, mar. by 1887 [child of JH]
Howell Carmichael Prudence 1807, Grainger Co. now Hamblen Co. [mother of JHC]
Huddleston Hoffmeister Nancy B. mar. after 1857 [2nd wife of JH]
Jarnagin Chesley ca. 1806-07, Grainger Co. – Mar. 1879, Tate Springs, Grainger Co., age 72 [father of TJJ]
Jarnagin Chesley G. liv. ca. 1858-59, Rutledge [brother of TJJ]
Jarnagin Henry T. liv. after 1867 [brother of TJJ]
Jarnagin John J. liv. 1857, Rutledge [brother of TJJ]
Jarnagin Kate M. Taylor [wife of TJJ]
Jarnagin Martha Gill [mother of TJJ]
Jarnagin no first name d. by 1867 [1st husband of wife of WTM]
Jarnagin Spencer C. liv. 1867 [brother of TJJ]
Jarnagin Thomas J. 20 Jan 1835, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [TJJ]
Jarnagin Murray Elizabeth J. Gill [wife of WTM]
Justus Elizabeth Taber [mother of RJJ]
Justus Nancy Partiller [stepmother of RJJ]
Justus Robert J. 26 Oct 1842, Henderson, NC – liv. 1887 [RJJ]
Justus Sarah E. Ledgerwood [wife of RJJ]
Justus William D. 19 Mar 1819, Henderson Co., NC – ? [father of RJJ]
Kimbrough Daniel dau. b. 1842 [father-in-law of WN]
Kimbrough Piety no maiden name [mother-in-law of WN]
Kimbrough Needham Susanah 22 Nov 1842 – liv. 1887 [wife of WN]
Ledgerwood William dau. b. 1847 [father-in-law of RJJ]
Ledgerwood Justus Sarah E. 17 Apr 1847 – liv. 1887 [wife of RJJ]
Lloyd Mitchell Anna 1803, near Salem, NC – liv. 1887, Grainger Co. [mother of JMM]
Lowe Angeline L. Godwin [wife of JML]
Lowe Elizabeth Ferguson [mother of JML]
Lowe Isaac M. ca. 1807-08, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887, nearly 80 yrs. old [father of JML]
Lowe John M. 1 Jun 1838, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [JML]
Lowe Moody Elizabeth b. NC [mother of TBM]
Mayes Grove Nancy 13 Oct 1788, Grainger Co. – Apr 1852, Grainger Co. [mother of GHG]
McConnell William dau. b. 1820 [1st father-in-law of SNT]
McConnell Tate Katherine A. K. 25 Dec 1820 – 18 Jul 1845, Grainger Co. [1st wife of SNT]
McDonough Dail Jane b. Knox Co., TN – d. Grainger Co. [mother of NGD]
McKinney John A. dau. b. 1832 [1st father-in-law of GBM]
McKinney Rebecca no maiden name [1st mother-in-law of GBM]
McKinney Mitchell Artalissa A. 20 Jan 1832, Grainger Co. – 25 Jan 1882 [1st wife of GBM]
Mitchell Anna Lloyd [mother of JMM]
Mitchell Artalissa A. McKinney [1st wife of GBM]
Mitchell Benjamin 1797, Stafford Co., VA – 1850, Grainger Co. [father of JMM]
Mitchell G. B. 25 Jul 1830, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [GBM]
Mitchell Greenberry 28 Sep 1786 – 20 Feb 1860, Grainger Co. [father of GBM]
Mitchell James M. 23 Jul 1827, 5th District, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [JMM]
Mitchell Mahala Perrin [2nd wife of GBM]
Mitchell Nancy N. Bowen [wife of JMM]
Mitchell no first name from VA, d. Missouri [grandfather of GBM]
Mitchell no first nor maiden name son b. 1786 [grandmother of GBM]
Mitchell Susan Vineyard [mother of GBM]
Moody Eliza A. Cox [wife of TBM]
Moody Elizabeth Lowe [mother of TBM]
Moody Henry d. by 1850 [1st husb. of wife of JMM]
Moody Thomas B. 10 Aug 1835, Rutledge, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [TBM]
Moody William M. b. VA – d. Grainger Co. [father of TBM]
Moody Mitchell Nancy N. Bowen [wife of JMM]
Moody Tate Lucy H. 13 Mar 1792, TN – 1853, Grainger Co. [mother of SNT]
Morgan Gill Sallie B. Feb. 1863, Knox Co., TN – liv. 1887 [wife of JSG]
Mullens Archibald 22 Jan 1804, NC – liv. 1887, Grainger Co. [father of EM]
Mullens Elijah 23 Jan 1832, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [EM]
Mullens Elizabeth C. Yates [wife of EM]
Mullens Nancy Atkins [mother of EM]
Murray Elizabeth J. Gill [wife of WTM]
Murray Sarah Cobb [mother of WTM]
Murray William ca. 1800 – 1866 [father of WTM]
Murray William T. 2 Jun 1839, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [WTM]
Nance Vineyard Jane ca. 1801-02, Grainger Co. – Jun 1847, Grainger Co., about 45 yrs. old [mother of TAV]
Needham John 2 May 1821, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887, Grainger Co. [father of WN]
Needham Sarah Bower #VALUE!
Needham Susanah Kimbrough [wife of WN]
Needham William 26 Oct 1844, 12th Dist., Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [WN]
Nicholson no first name business partner, 1887 [named in TJJ]
Northern John dau. b. 1842 [father-in-law of WC]
Northern Clark Ermin C. 16 Nov. 1842, New Market, TN - [wife of WC]
Otey W. R. liv., ca. 1865-69 [brother-in-law of WHC]
Parrott Joseph H. d. by 1883 [1st husband of 2nd wife of GBM]
Parrott Mitchell Mahala Perrin [2nd wife of GBM]
Partiller Justus Nancy mar. after 1859 [stepmother of RJJ]
Peck James H. dau. mar. 1867 [2nd father-in-law of AST]
Peck Mary A. dau. mar. 1867 [2nd mother-in-law of AST]
Peck Tate Ariana mar. 1867 [2nd wife of AST]
Peck Turley Martha of Jefferson Co., TN [wife of DT]
Peck Turley Martha of Jefferson Co., TN [wife of DT]
Perrin Parrott Mitchell Mahala 25 Oct 1846 – liv. 1887 [2nd wife of GBM]
Proffitt Tomlinson Melvina Jun 1836, Hawkins Co., TN – liv. 1887 [wife of TT]
Senter Adaline E. no maiden name [mother-in-law of GHG]
Senter P. M., Gen. dau. mar. 1858 [father-in-law of GHG]
Senter Grove Susan E. mar. 1858 [wife of GHG]
Smith H. C. liv. 1877 [named in GHG]
Taber Justus Elizabeth 1824 – 13 Feb. 1859 [mother of RJJ]
Tate Allen S., Gen. 23 Sep 1842, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [AST]
Tate Ariana Peck [2nd wife of AST]
Tate Edward 19 Jul 1785, TN – ca. 1860, Grainger Co., about 85 yrs. old [father of SNT]
Tate Edward L. Dec 1818 – 20 May 1862, Confedate prison, Madison, GA [father of AST]
Tate Elizabeth J. Chamberlin [2nd wife of SNT]
Tate Katherine A. K. McConnell [1st wife of SNT]
Tate Laura Boyd [1st wife of AST]
Tate Lucy H. Moody [mother of SNT]
Tate Mary A. Gray [mother of AST]
Tate S. B. dau. mar. 1857 [1st father-in-law of JH]
Tate Samuel N., M. D. 27 Dec 1820, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [SNT]
Tate Hoffmeister Virginia d. 8 months after marriage, 1857-58 [1st wife of JH]
Taylor F. W. of Russellville, 1846 [named in DT]
Taylor F. W. of Russellville, 1846 [named in DT]
Taylor Frances no maiden name [mother-in-law of TJJ]
Taylor Hughes O. dau. mar. 1859 [father-in-law of TJJ]
Taylor Jarnagin Kate M. mar. 1859 [wife of TJJ]
Taylor Turley Desdemona 1788, VA – 17 Dec 1877 [mother of DT]
Taylor Turley Desdemona 1788, VA – 17 Dec 1877 [mother of DT]
Tomlinson Henry ca. 1807-08, NC – 1856, about 48 yrs. old [father of TT]
Tomlinson Martha Carr [mother of TT]
Tomlinson Melvina Proffitt [wife of TT]
Tomlinson Thomas, Capt. 24 Aug 1834, Cheraw, SC – liv. 1887 [TT]
Turley Daniel 29 Apr 1812, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [DT]
Turley Desdemona Taylor [mother of DT]
Turley Desdemona Taylor [mother of DT]
Turley Martha Peck [wife of DT]
Turley Martha Peck [wife of DT]
Turley no first name, Judge oldest bro. b. 1812 [brother of DT]
Turley no first name, Judge oldest bro. b. 1812 [brother of DT]
Turley Thomas ca. 1783, VA now WV [father of DT]
Turley Thomas ca. 1783, VA now WV [father of DT]
Vineyard Buford F. parents mar. 1854 [child of TAV]
Vineyard Jane Nance [mother of TAV]
Vineyard John R. parents mar. 1854 [child of TAV]
Vineyard Louisa Jane Davis [wife of TAV]
Vineyard Martin ca. 1799-1800, Grainger Co. – 15 Mar 1853, Grainger Co., 53 yrs. old [father of TAV]
Vineyard Samuel S. parents mar. 1854 [child of TAV]
Vineyard Tilghman A. 15 Apr 1833, Grainger Co. – liv. 1887 [TAV]
Vineyard Mitchell Susan 10 Nov 1787, VA – 5 Feb 1874, Grainger Co [mother of GBM]
Von Losse Haecker Frederica d. ca. 1883, St. Louis, MO [mother of WJH]
Walker H., Dr. liv. ca. 1850 [named in JH]
Wheeler no first name, Gen. Civil War [named in WTM]
Whitesel Hoffmeister Elizabeth b. Shenandoah Co., VA – d. advanced age [mother of JH]
Whitson W. H. of Clinton, TN, ca. 1850s [named in TJJ]
Yates Nancy no maiden name [mother-in-law of EM]
Yates Riley dau. b. 1831 [father-in-law of EM]
Yates Mullens Elizabeth C. 15 Oct 1831, Bedford Co., TN – liv. 1887 [wife of EM]

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