1800: No Tennessee records remain for this federal census.
1810 (Partial): Federal census records only exist for Grainger and Rutherford counties. However, one useful substitute is The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records From Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Written by Charles A. Sherrill and self-published in 2001, this book compiles information from more than 60 other sources.
1820 (Partial): Eastern Tennessee counties are missing; census only exists for the 26 counties listed below
Bedford, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hardin, Hickman, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Maury, Montgomery, Overton, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Warren, Wayne, White, Wilson, and Williamson.
1830: First complete set of federal census records for Tennessee.
1890: The Ancestry.com database “Tennessee, Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891” can be used as a substitute for this census. This database is also available to Tennessee residents through TEL.