"Now let's turn our attention to the County Court Clerk's or County Clerk's office...(where one can find) ...(in the) County Court minutes...applications for admission to the poor farm"
"Some counties may also have the Poor Farm Commission and Poor Farm records.
These can be especially valuable to those whose ancestors for whatever reason,
petitioned the court for admission to the poor farm, were accepted and lived and died
there. These records would normally be found in the County Court Clerk office if they
still exist. In most counties, these records do not survive."
Both of the above come from an excellent article
"Researching in Tennessee Courthouses" by Ed Byler, III at