West Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1821 to 1889
Author: Alan Miller
Paperback, 216 pages
"West Tennessee’s Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1821 to 1889" marks the third and concluding volume in Dr. Alan N. Miller’s series of extractions (begun in 2000) of Tennessee apprenticeship records. Just as he did for the 29 counties of East Tennessee and 35 counties of Middle Tennessee, Dr. Miller has sifted through the apprenticeship records of West Tennessee and brought them within the reach of the genealogy researcher. This third volume contains over 4,000 apprenticeship records scattered among the minutes of the county courts for West Tennessee. These records span the period 1821 to 1889 and list in tabular form the apprenticeships created in the following 19 Tennessee counties: Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and Weakley.