ROANE COUNTY BIRTHS - 1881
Compiled by Robert L. Bailey


For a short period of time, the State of Tennessee required County Court Clerks to record births and deaths in 1881. The law proved to be very unpopular with the clerks and it was repealed. These births are from the loose papers.

Name: BAILEY, Samuel Louis; Born: 6 Aug 1881; Born At: Residence; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: John BAILEY, _____ BAILEY; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: 4 miles East of Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: BAILEY, Sarrah Kate; Born: 8 Jun 1881; Born at: in Roane co. in 1st district; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: George BAILEY, Nana BAILEY; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: BARGER, Charles; Born: 7 Sep 1881; Born At: Residence; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Samuel BARGER: Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Near Clinch River; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: None; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: BERRY, Mary; Born: 28 Jul 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: Female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: George BERRY, Nancy J. BERRY; Nativity of Parents: Rockwood, Tenn.; Residence: Rockwood, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Miner; 10 Civil District.

Name: BILLINGSLEY, Lillie; Born: 16 Jun 1881; Born At: the residence of parents; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: James H. BILLINGSLEY, Jane BILLINGSLEY; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17 Civil District.

Name: BRAXTON, (blank); Born: 17 Jun 1881; Born At: 1st District; Sex: female; Color: black; Full Names of Parents: Thomas BRAXTON, Amanda J. BRAXTON; Nativity of Parents: U.S.; Residence: 1st; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: "no relation before mariage(?); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: BROWN, (blank); Born: 12 Aug 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: James BROWN, ____ BROWN; Nativity of Parents: Tenn.; Residence: Rockwood, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Carpenter; (blank) Civil District.

Name: BROWN, John C.; Born: 1 Aug 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: John C. BROWN, Tennessee BURNETT; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: ; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: ; Occupation of Father: ; Civil District.

Name: BUTLER, Nancy; Born: 28 Aug 1881; Born At: Samuel Borums house; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: George BUTLER, Nancy G. BORUM; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: near Oliver Springs; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Carpenter; 5th Civil District.

Name: CARR, (blank); Born: 4 Jul 1881; Born At: (blank); Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: J.T. CARR, Mrs. C. CARR; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: CARROLL, John Henry W. ; Born: 16 Aug 1881; Born At: residence of parents; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: John William CARROLL, Anna Eliza CARROLL;: Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane ; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17th Civil District.

Name: CHILDRESS, Charles Robinette ; Born: 7 Jun 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: J.B. CHILRESS, M. CHILDRESS: Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Kingston, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: cousins; Occupation of Father: Merchant; 1st Civil District.

Name: CHILDRESS, Myrtle May; Born: 27 Jun 1881 ; Born At: Kingston; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: A.J. CHILDRESS, A. CHILDRESS; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Kingston, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any cousins ; Occupation of Father: merchant; 1st Civil District.

Name: COKER, Eliza; Born: 4 Jun 1881; Born At: Daniel Cokers; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Daniel COKER, Malinda COKER; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: 5th Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 5th Civil District.

Name: COWAN, Lucy; Born: 7 Sep 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: female; Color: Colored; Full Names of Parents: G. COWAN, M. COWAN; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Kingston, Tn; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: shoemaker; 1st Civil District.

Name: COX, Mary C.; Born: 27 Jun 1881; Born At: Burns Mill, Tenn.; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Martin and Fanny COX; Nativity of Parents: Burns Mill; Residence: Burns Mills; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: farmer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: CROZIER, (blank); Born: 7 Aug 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: female; Color: colored; Full Names of Parents: Isaac CROZIER, Minnie CROZIER; Nativity of Parents: Tenn.; Residence: Rockwood, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (none); Occupation of Father: Laborer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: DEAN, William Leander; Born: 24 Aug 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Warren DEAN, Mary Jane DEAN; Nativity of Parents: Canada, U.S.; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Carpenter; 1st Civil District.

Name: EDWARDS, James; Born: 5 Jun 1881; Born At: J.C. Edwards house; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: J.C. EDWARDS, Nancy EDWARDS; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: farmer; 5th District.

Name: ERWIN, (blank); Born: 2 Aug 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: Female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Andrew ERWIN; Nativity of Parents: Jennie ERWIN; Residence: Rockwood, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 13 Civil District.

Name: ESKRIDGE, (blank); Born: __ Jun 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: (blank); Color: colored; Full Names of Parents: Solomon ESKRIDGE, Agga ESKRIDGE; Nativity of Parents: Tenn.; Residence: Rockwood; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: cousin; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 13 Civil District.

Name: FERGERSON, Lula May; Born: 2 Jun 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: L. Champ Fergerson, R. Ann FERGERSON; Nativity of Parents: Tenn.; Residence: Rockwood; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: None; Occupation of Father: Coal Miner; 13th Civil District.

Name: FIELDS, Eva; Born: 8 Aug 1881; Born At: Residence; Sex: female; Color: black; Full Names of Parents: Willis FIELDS, Adda FIELDS; Nativity of Parents: Tenn; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Minister of the Gospel; 1st Civil District.

Name: FRENCH, William; Born: 15 Jun 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Wain FRENCH, Mary Ann FRENCH; Nativity of Parents: Tenn.; Residence: Rockwood, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: None; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 13th Civil District.

Name: GALLAMORE, Maggie; Born: 4 May 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: female; Color: colored; Full Names of Parents: Albert GALLAMORE, Malvina GALLAMORE; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Rockwood, TN; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any none; Occupation of Father: Coal Miner; 13th Civil District.

Name: GUY, (blank); Born: 15 Aug 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: males; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: George GUY, Texanna GUY; Nativity of Parents: none; Residence: Rockwood, Tn; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Ore Miner; 13th Civil District.

Name: HALE, Maggie Mary; Born: 26 May 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: William HALE, Sarrah Ann HALE; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Kingston, Roane; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: no relation; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 1st Civil District.

Name: HAMBY, (blank); Born: 22 Oct 1881; Born At: Hopewell church near Rockwood; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: James HAMBY, mother (blank); Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Rockwood; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: speculator in stock; (blank) Civil District.

Name: HARVEY, Charles Young(?); Born: 11 Sep 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: S.E. HARVEY, E.C. HARVEY; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Physician; 1st Civil District.

Name: HUFFINE, Benjamin; Born: 4 Apr 1881; Born At: 17th Civil District; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Benjamin HUFFINE, Amanda HUFFINE; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: no relation; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17th Civil District.

Name: HUSK, Luly (Lula); Born: 20 May 1881; Born At: Kingston in the 1st Dist.; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Daniel HUSK, Mary HUSK; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 1st Civil District.

Name: JOHNSON, Samuel; Born: 9 Aug 1881; Born At: in Roane in the 1st District; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Samuel JOHNSON, Mary JOHNSON; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (torn); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: KIMBROUGH, John; Born: 4 Sep 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: black; Full Names of Parents: Henry KIMBROUGH, Malindia KIMBROUGH; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 1st Civil District.

Name: KRIES, Samuel H.; Born: 24 Sep 1881; Born At: near Clinch River; Sex: Male; Color: White; Full Names of Parents: George KRIES, Mary A. KRIES; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: near Clinch River; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: farmer; 14th Civil District.

Name: LADD,Sophia Kate; Born: 5 Jul 1881; Born At: in 1st District; Sex: girl; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: James LADD, Mary J. LADD; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: LAWSON, Charles; Born: 7 Oct 1881; Born At: William Lawsons house; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents:William LAWSON, Elizabeth A. LAWSON ; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 5th Civil District.

Name: LIGGETT, Orah; Born: 20 Aug 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: female; Color: colored; Full Names of Parents: Rufus M. LIGGETT, Jenny LIGGETT; Nativity of Parents: U.S.; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none relation; Occupation of Father: Laborer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: LOVE, Ider Jane; Born: 22 Jun 1881; Born At: my residence in District No. 1; Sex: girl; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Joseph Newton LOVE, age 52 years, Christianna LOVE, age 34 years; Nativity of Parents: (blank); Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: LUFFMAN, William Taylor; Born: 1 Aug 1881; Born At: in Roane County in 1st District; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: W.T. LUFFMAN, Elizabeth LUFFMAN; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: MARTIN, Addie Cordelia; Born: 25 Sep 1881; Born At: Residence this district; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Wiley C. MARTIN, Minerva J. MARTIN; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Caney Ford; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: MARTIN, Louis; Born: 19 Jun 1881; Born At: my residence, 1st Civil district; Sex: Male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Elish M. MARTIN, Rachel MARTIN; Nativity of Parents: American; Residence: 1st Civil dist., Roane county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 1st Civil District.

Name: MASTERSON, Jessee; Born: 7 Jul 1881; Born At: 1st Civil D. of R.; Sex: male; Color: black; Full Names of Parents: David MASTERSON, Charlotte MASTERSON; Nativity of Parents: U.S.; Residence: 1st civil District of Roane cty.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Engineer; 1st Civil District.

Name: McCAMEY, Charlotte; Born: 14 Sep 1881; Born At: South Kingston; Sex: female; Color: colored; Full Names of Parents: Hiram McCAMEY, Fannie McCAMEY; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: South Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: daily Laborer; 1st Civil District.

Name: MINCY, Martha Lee; Born: 18 Sep 1881; Born At: residence of parents; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: James MINCY, Lou Emma MINCY; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Loudon county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17 Civil District.

Name: MUECKE, Joseph A. ; Born: 24 Aug 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male ; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: J.A. MUECKE, H.C.A. MUECKE; Nativity of Parents: German; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Merchant; 1st Civil District.

Name: NAFF, Laura Jane; Born: 28 May 1881; Born At: Roane Co.; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: J.T. NAFF, Martha L. NAFF; Nativity of Parents: Father born in Anderson Co. Mother born at New Market, Jefferson Co.; Residence: Roane Co.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: farmer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: PETERMAN, (not named); Born: 13 Aug 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: female; Color: White; Full Names of Parents: D.L. PETERMAN, Annie PETERMAN; Nativity of Parents: Tenn. ; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any None; Occupation of Father: Store Keeper; (blank) Civil District.

Name: PETERS, William A.; Born: 6 Jun 1881; Born At: Burns Mill, Tenn. Roane Co.; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: James F. & Elizabeth M. PETERS; Nativity of Parents: Burns Mill; Residence: Burns Mill; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (none); Occupation of Father: Farmer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: PLEMING (FLEMING), Margarette ; Born: 14 May 1881; Born At: in Roane county; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: William FLEMING (PLEMING), Marthie FLEMING (PLEMING); Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Roane county; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Farmer; (blank) Civil District.

Name: PLESS, (blank); Born: 3 Jul 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: J.A. PLESS, M.H. PLESS; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Rockwood; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 13th Civil District.

Name: REDWINE, Rebecca Malissa; Born: 9 Jul 1881; Born At: C.C. REDWINE; Sex: Female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Christopher C. REDWINE, Narsissa REDWINE; Nativity of Parents: Tenn.; Residence: Roane County, Tenn.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 12th Civil District.

Name: SHACKELFORD, Edward Franklin; Born: 9 Sep 1881; Born At: residence of parents; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Zachariah Taylor SHACKELFORD, Eliza SHACKELFORD; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17th Civil District.

Name: STOUT, Richard; Born: 1 Jul 1881; Born At: South Kingston in 1st District; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Wm. STOUT, Charity STOUT; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: South Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Laborer; 1st Civil District.

Name: TAUSCHER, Warrsee(?) Stewart; Born: 23 Jun 1881; Born At: Rockwood; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Hermann A. TAUSCHER, age 31, Hester M. TAUSCHER, age 22; Nativity of Parents: father is a native of German, mother is a native of United States; Residence: Rockwood; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Mason; (blank) Civil District.

Name: TINNEL, James Montgomery; Born: 8 Aug 1881; Born At: residence of parents; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: John Martin TINNEL, Letitia TINNEL; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17th Civil District.

Name: VANN, (blank); Born: 25 Jul 1881; Born At: Daniel VANNS house; Sex: female; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: father unknown, Jane VANN; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: 5th District; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: unknown; 5th Civil District.

Name: WALLS, Larkin Edward; Born: 15 Jan 1881; Born At: Edward Walls; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Father unknown, Rachael WALLS; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: 5 Dist. Roane Co.; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: unknown; Occupation of Father: unknown; 5th Civil District.

Name: WILSON, James Robert; Born: 17 Jun 1881; Born At: the residence of parents; Sex: male; Color: black; Full Names of Parents: James WILSON, Mary WILSON; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: Roane County; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Farmer; 17h Civil District.

Name: WILSON, James Thomas; Born: 16 May 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: Pleasant WILSON, Mary WILSON; Nativity of Parents: U.S.; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: none; Occupation of Father: Blacksmith; 1st Civil District.

Name: WILSON, Pleasant; Born: 30 Jul 1881; Born At: Kingston; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: P.H. WILLSON, Sarfine WILLSON; Nativity of Parents: United States; Residence: Kingston; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: Blacksmith; 1st Civil District.

Name: WRIGHT, John; Born: 18 Jun 1881; Born At: near Oliver Springs; Sex: male; Color: white; Full Names of Parents: George WRIGHT, Sarah WRIGHT; Nativity of Parents: Tennessee; Residence: near Oliver Springs; Kinship of Parents to each other, if any: (blank); Occupation of Father: shoemaker; 5th Civil District.