Tuesday, May 07, 2024

1876 Bedford Co TN Tax List: Missing Page Located

While working on a timeline project for my Cook research it became apparent that the 1876 Bedford Co. Tennessee District 10 tax list that is on FamilySearch has a page that was missed during the filming process.

Tax books, 1875-1895, 1897, 1899-1904, 1906-1923, 1925, 1931-1965

1875-1877 IGN 008659629 
Image #274 has Surnames starting with the letter "A" thru a small portion of "C"
The next image, #275 has surnames beginning with the  letters G thru H.

I contacted both the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the folks at the Bedford Co. Tennessee Archive to see if anyone was aware of the issue with the microfilm and if the page existed.  TSLA got back to me first and let me know that the set of tax records in their collection was the same microfilm that I was viewing at FamilySearch.  I heard back from the Bedford Co. Tennessee Archives yesterday afternoon. They have the duplicate book that TSLA used to create the microfilm and were able to clarify that the missing page does exist and was inadvertently skipped during the microfilming process. They took pictures of the missed page of the book and emailed them to me today.

I'm so grateful to the Bedford Co TN archives for doing that. Perhaps something can be done on a larger scale to make folks aware of the omission.  In the meantime, I'm posting here to make others who research Bedford Co. TN folks aware that the missing page does exist  and can be found at the Bedford County archives.  This is a great reminder to study the records so that you are able to recognize errors.


Bedford County, Tennessee, 1876 Duplicate Tax Book, District 10, n.p(2nd page Cole, J H- Gant, Mrs Mary); imaged 7 May 2024 by Bedford Co Archivist Kathryn Hopkins.

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