The Sumner Scrapbook: Images and Genealogical Transcriptions from Sumner County, Tennessee and Beyond

The Sumner Scrapbook:
Images and Genealogical Transcriptions from Sumner County, TN and Beyond

Hi, I'm Sherry Falcon. Welcome to my homepage!  My hope is that I've brought some hard-to-find records from musty library shelves to a venue where all can share these resources.

As a child, I began asking my elders about my roots. The stories imparted by those beloved, long-gone family members also unfold within the pages of this website. Please let me know if you find something at my site that will further your research.

Write me, I welcome your input.


From Countryside....

    Where Is and When Was Sumner Created?
    • Timelines---What was happening elsewhere as Sumner evolved?
    • The County Seat---See an Early Postcard of Gallatin, and other "close-ups" of Gallatin *** more to come ***


    To Hearthside

      • Sumner Marriages---Selected Transcriptions from Sumner County's Marriage Records, includes index by bondsman!
        Biographies and Images
        • Who built Sumner?---Told by the flickering lamplight, these were the tales grandmother wanted passed down through the ages *** there'll be more to come! ***
        • Everyday Life---Letters to friends, anecdotes, cartoons *** there'll be more to come! ***


        From Outposts to Communities

          Townships, Communities
          • Communities---Community Histories, How Communities Earned Their Names, Local Lore
          • Commerce---A Merchant's Journal, Hotels, Factories, Resorts *** under construction ***
          • Old Sumner---See the County's Historical Sites *** under construction ***
                Government and the Law
                • Loose Records ---Selected Transcribed Original Legal Documents *** includes deeds and wills ***


                The Ravages of War

                  Sumner Answers the Call to Arms
                  My love to all of you...

                  With deep love and appreciation, I dedicate this page to those who have given freely.  To Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, thank you for persuing non-traditional teaching methods.
                  To my loving grandmother, Willie Shrum Templeton, and my beloved great-aunt Mattie Templeton, I thank you both for patiently sitting by the side of a 6th-grader, answering questions about their ancestors.
                  Without the recollections of my "Ma and Pa" and my Mom and Dad, there would be large gaps and a great deal less warmth in my family's history.
                  I wish to thank my sisters, Lisa, for the countless hours of web-surfing she's dedicated toward the compilation of this body of work, and Kim for providing encouragement and valuable creative input. Thank you, Blake--a bona fide professional--for your help with my Civil War section. Your range of knowledge is amazing.
                  I dedicate this page to the memory of my ancestors. You fought to defend freedom, you struggled against nature and disease; you ultimately gave your life to forge a home for your descendants here in Sumner County, and beyond. You may all be long-gone, I may not ever be able to find all your names, but you will never be forgotten in my heart.

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                  The Sumner County Scrapbook: Images and Genealogical Transcriptions page, alias The Sumner Scrapbook, is under copyright protection. Some of the pages herein bear the copyright of the contributor(s). You may copy information found at The Sumner Scrapbook for use in your own personal research.   However, I do ask that you please secure written permission from the webmistress, or the copyright owner, if you intend to reproduce or publish the material found here.
                  As with any resource material, this page owner suggests that you verify the information found here through your own research.

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