This collection consists of material relating to the Rhea family of Sullivan County, Tennessee and covers the time period 1807-1931. Contained within the collection are Civil War-era records, John Rhea's financial transactions, Sons of Temperance financial transactions, material on Samuel Rhea's missionary trips to Persia, and John Rhea's correspondence. Also included are Rhea genealogical material and various church records.
This collection is organized into six series. Series I, Correspondence, includes that of John Rhea's business and daily activities in Knoxville as well as Samuel Rhea's missionary work in Persia and the United States. Series II contains John Rhea’s personal and biographical information of the Rhea family and includes diaries and genealogical material. Series III contains lands grants and Series IV includes speeches and sermons. Series V holds the financial records of John A. Rhea including invoices, receipts, and an estate ledger. Series VI includes material related to the Sons of Temperance such as ledgers, receipts, and speeches.
The material in this collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.
From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA