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Richard Green Waterhouse Journals

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0918

This collection consists of photocopied transcriptions of a journal, a memorandum book, various letters, and legal papers kept by Richard Green Waterhouse as well as genealogical information collected by his granddaughter, Alice Waterhouse. In addition to recording his activities, Waterhouse's journals include poems, financial transactions, essays, recipes for dyes and liquors, and occasional inventories of his assets. The genealogical materials include sketches of family members and information about the Waterhouse family in England.

Dates

  • 1795-1902

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for research use. Readers 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

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

This collection consists of photocopied transcriptions of a journal, a memorandum book, various letters, and legal papers kept by Richard Green Waterhouse as well as genealogical information collected by his granddaughter, Alice Waterhouse. In addition to recording his activities, Waterhouse's journals include poems, financial transactions, essays, recipes for dyes and liquors, and occasional inventories of his assets. The genealogical materials include sketches of family members and information about the Waterhouse family in England.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Green Waterhouse was born on April 11, 1775 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey to Henry and Elizabeth (Green) Waterhouse. He was one of six children, including Charles (b. 1767), John (b. 1772), Richard, Margaret (b. 1779) and Elizabeth (b. 1782). When he was twenty years old, Waterhouse set out on foot to Tennessee, supporting himself with teaching positions along the way. Once in Tennessee, he lived primarily in Knox and Rhea counties and worked as a ferry owner, land speculator, liquor retailer, farmer, and attorney. Waterhouse served with the East Tennessee Volunteers under Colonel John Williams from November 1812 to March 1813, fighting mostly in Florida. He died on March 6, 1827, in Rhea County, Tennessee.

Richard Waterhouse was married twice: first to Polley Tipton on September 8, 1805 and second to Elizabeth (Betsey) Hackett on January 1, 1816. He had six children with each of his wives: Richard (August 11, 1805), Ammon (August 23, 1806), Blackstone (August 21, 1808), Myra (February 6, 1810), Cyrus (September 30, 1812), Darius (January 14, 1815), Euclid (October 3, 1816), Elizabeth (October 28, 1818), Ann (February 9, 1821), Vesta (March 3, 1822), Franklin (July 20, 1823), and Porcia (December 11, 1826).

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Existence and Location of Copies

Elizabeth Waterhouse Layman published this journal as Richard Green Waterhouse, Tennessee Pioneer (1996).

Repository Details

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

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