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Burchfiel Family Genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2532

This collection contains a two volume set of papers on the Burchfiel family compiled in 2000, in conjunction with the dedication of the William W. Burchfiel, Sr. Geography Building on the University of Tennessee campus (Knoxville).

The first folder includes a mini history of William W. Burchfiel, Sr.; statements of gratitude and appreciation by his daughter, Margaret Burchfiel Montgomery; various statements of tribute and memorial by family and friends, and an in-depth genealogy of the Burchfiel family. Also included in this folder is a certificate given to William W. Burchfiel, Jr., conferring membership in the First Families of Tennessee. A second copy of this certificate is in the third folder. The second folder is an extensive index to the first volume.

Dates

  • 2000

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.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a two volume set of papers on the Burchfiel family compiled in 2000, in conjunction with the dedication of the William W. Burchfiel, Sr. Geography Building on the University of Tennessee campus (Knoxville).

Biographical/Historical Note

It is believed the Burchfiels came to Tennessee via North Carolina. Information in the genealogy places the Burchfiel family in Jefferson County, Tennessee somewhere between 1780 and 1785, though an earlier date is possible. Although they would gradually spread across the country, some of the family seems to have remained in Jefferson County over the last two hundred and twenty years. Proof of the Burchfiel presence before Tennessee achieved statehood established the family among the first families of Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of three folders.

Acquisition Note

The collection was donated to Special Collections in 2000.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480