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Charles A. Sherrill

Lecturer: Course 5

M.A., History, Case Western Reserve
M.A., Library Science, Case Western Reserve

Charles A. Sherrill is a librarian, archivist, and genealogist. He is the former Director of Public Services for the Tennessee State Library & Archives, and is currently Director of the Brentwood Library near Nashville. His education includes master's degrees in History and Library Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sherrill has been active in genealogical research and publishing since he was a teenager. Among the 22 books he has authored are books on several Tennessee counties, particularly Grundy County where most of his ancestors lived. He began his career as a reference librarian at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. Later, as director of the Cleveland (Tenn.) Public Library for nine years, Sherrill edited a series of genealogical publications about Bradley County.

Additional works include two family genealogies, two volumes of prison records, Tennesseans in Court, based on Supreme Court reporters, and his most recent work, The Reconstructed 1810 Tennessee Census.