Friday, October 16, 2009

Tennessee State Penitentiary Inmates: 1831 - 1870

The Tennessee State Penitentiary opened in 1831. Prior to that offenders were held in county jails. Surviving records of the Penitentiary are housed at the State Library and Archives as Record Group 25.

The following list of inmates is found in ledger volume 43 of those records. The ledger also includes the date received in the Penitentiary, the prisoner's state of birth, and the date discharged.

To see the list for 1831 to 1850: Click Here.

To see the list for 1851 to 1870: Click Here.

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