State Penitentiary Inmates, 1831-1850

The following table contains the 21 residents of Grainger county who were incarcerated in the Tennessee State Penitentiary during the period 1831 (its opening) and 1850. The roster is part of Record Group 25 at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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Surname Given Name(s) Crime Age
Alford Riley felony 58
Atkins George larceny 40
Baker John felony 28
Bevil Elvis horse stealing 24
Boatman George incest 70
Brewer Mehala petit larceny 18
Bunch William petit larceny 16
Davis Edmund grand larceny 42
Everill Parker malicious stabbing 46
Fergeson William keeping & passing counterfeit money 43
Lemon Narcissa petit larceny 17
Mobley Aaron murder 27
Moore Alex N. grand larceny 24
Owen William larceny 27
Pennington James arson 25
Rice James S. bigamy 42
Shropshire Joel burglary 37
Shropshire John petit larceny 23
Vaughn Isaac forgery 25
Whitlow Solomon burglary 29
Willis Richard burglary 33


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