The TSLA launched Patriot Paths in 2019, using Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that these soldiers took before and after their service.

Pension files have yielded the dates and places where the soldiers were born, married, enlisted, and died. That information was added to a database and then coordinated with GIS mapping software. Historians and genealogists can use Patriot Paths to search for veterans and study patterns of migration. Come learn about the website and some of their discoveries.

Chuck Sherrill was named State Librarian and Archivist of Tennessee by Secretary of State Tre Hargett in 2010. This appointment followed ten years of service to the City of Brentwood, where he was the director of one of Tennessee’s premier public libraries. Prior to that he was head of the research section of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.


October 28, 2020


5:30 pm CT

6:30 pm ET