Study of families in Decatur County, Tennessee during the years 1830-1900.
Decatur was created in November 1845 from the part of Perry County west of the Tennessee
River in response to a petition by citizens on the west side of the river who lacked
easy access to the county seat.
This county is named after naval hero Stephen Decatur, Jr., who gained national recognition
in both the First and Second Barbary Wars and the American War of 1812.