Robertson County, abutting the western flank of Sumner County, was erected from old Tennessee County in 1796, the year that Tennessee became a state. The early marriage records of Robertson County, unfortunately, have not survived–neither in the form of a marriage register nor as unrecorded bonds–and the earliest extant records begin only in 1839. The object of this book, therefore, is to preserve at least those marriage records that have survived, down to 1861.
The marriage abstracts given here are arranged in chronological order under the surname of the groom, the balance of each entry containing the name of the bride, the date the marriage license was issued (and often the date of the marriage itself), and the name of the officiating minister or J.P. Altogether more than 3,000 marriage records are abstracted in this work and the names of brides, grooms, and others mentioned incidentally in the entries appear in the index.