Lawrence County, Tennessee

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Lawrence County Archives



On this web page you will find reviews of many of the books we have for sale. If hope they will be helpful in letting you know the material the book contains. If there are other specific books that you would like to see a review for, please let me know. You may contact the archives one of three ways: email, phone (931-852-4091), or write to Lawrence Co. Archives, 2588 Hwy. 43 S, Leoma, TN 38468. (This is a works in progress as I will be adding reviews when time permits.)


Augustin and Neidert Families of Loretto, Tennessee, The, by Carl Stumpe, editor, researcher and contributor, c2009.  Beginning with a brief history of Loretto, Tennessee, the author believes that Paul Ignatius Augustin b. 1824 is one of ten children born to Peter and Johanna Kuhn Augustin from Reinheim, Bavaria. Peter married Anna Margaretha Vondran 1859 in Grant County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Jacob and Maria Catherina Hahn Vondran of Prussia. Paul and Margaret Augustin bought land in Lawrence County, Tennessee in 1873, settling on Blue Water Creek about 1882. Their children include:  Joseph Pious, Louis Phillip, Anna Elizabeth, John Bernard, Peter Paul, Mary Cecelia, Leopold Sylvester, Albert James, William Henry, and Mary Philomena. Gottlieb Neidert b. 1848 to Johannes Joseph and Sophia Schiffhauser Neidert in Hessen, Prussia, arrived in the United States in 1868 moving to Ethridge, Tennessee, about 1871.  He married Catherine Tillmann in February, 1873 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John William and Magdalena Koenig Tillmann. They moved to Loretto around 1895.  Their nine children include:  Joseph Bernard, Mary Magdalene, Henry William, Stephen C., Anna Mary, Gertrude, George, John Gregory, and Catherine Neidert. The book is 45 pages of descendants, photos, ancestral charts and is indexed. Donated by the author and housed at the Lawrence County Archives. The author has copies of the book to sell. Contact: Carl Stumpe, 27406 Carl Drive, Harvest, AL 35749; email:


Robert Crowder Family, The, by Josephine Willis Pickard, 2010. Robert Crowder, the great-great-great grandfather of the author, was born ca 1777-1778 in Laurens County, SC and believed to have married there. After spending a short time in AL, the family was in Giles County by 1830 and moved to Lawrence County before 1860. His ten children were:  John Wesley, Kearney, Lydia, Temperance, Jackson, Terrill Tucker, Jeptha, Bluford Azeri, Faithy Jane and Robert Wesley. John b. ca 1806 SC is the authorís great-great grandfather.  He married Anna Hardiman ca 1834 in Limestone, AL, and their daughter, Martha Malissa Crowder who married Cyrenuis T. White, is her grandmother. John Wesley has many descendants who stayed in Lawrence County, as did Faithy Jane who married Spencer Smith. Terrill Tucker lived out his life in Giles County and Bluford Azeri emigrated to MO. Three of the girls never married. The book is 299 pages and fully indexed.  Donated by the author and housed at the Lawrence County Archives.

Obituaries of Lawrence County, TN 1950-1954
(2004), Obituaries of Lawrence County, TN 1955-1959 (2004), and Obituaries of Lawrence County, TN 1940-1949 (2005), by Nancy Lanning Crowder. These three books continue the series of obituary books compiled by Mrs. Crowder.  Obituaries were clipped from The Democrat-Union newspapers, and any missing were obtained from the large bound volumes at a local newspaper's office for the 1950's and part of the 1940's.  The rest of the 1940's were taken from microfilm of the newspapers at the Lawrence Co. Archives.  The obituaries have been retyped, but are still in the same format as they originally appeared, and are listed in the book in date order. A last name only index was generated.  Donated by the author to the Lawrence County Archives and reviewed by Kathy Niedergeses. 


Obituaries of Lawrence County, TN 2003-2004, by Josephine Pickard; 2005. To compile this book, the obituaries were clipped from local newspapers and copied, so they appear exactly as in the newspaper. The book is not indexed, but the obituaries are arranged in alphabetical order by deceased person making them easy to find.  Donated by the author to the Lawrence County Archives and reviewed by Kathy Niedergeses. 


History of Lawrence County, Vol. 4, Vol. 5 and Vol. 6, by Bobby Alford; 1999-2001. These three new volumes are a compilation of history from many sources ‑ largely old newspapers, but some material by other writers over the years, historical society material, and material compiled for the 200th Anniversary of Tennessee's statehood. They contain a wealth of information on communities, people, what life was like during the earlier years, obituaries, industries, agriculture, education, roads, railroads, and much more. Donated by the author and housed at the Lawrence County Archives.


Obituaries 1999-2000, by Josephine Pickard; 2001. The obituaries that appear in this book were clipped from Lawrence County's two newspapers - The Lawrence County Advocate and The Democrat Union. The entire obituary for each person was copied and are arranged in alphabetical order. This is a gold mine for anyone trying to determine parents, spouses and children of a person. Donated by Josephine Pickard and housed at the Lawrence County Archives. Reviewed by Kathy Niedergeses.