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Michael Woods Trimble Personal Recollections

Identifier: MS-0685

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This collection consists of one document, a typed copy of Michael Woods Trimble's account of his ancestry, and particularly his father's actions. Trimble wrote the account in 1860. This copy was made by Mrs. E.O. Wells who received it after the account was passed on through several sources. The account discusses Trimble's paternal ancestors and their journey to America from Ireland. Trimble also discusses his father, John Trimble, including details of his service under John Sevier in the Revolutionary War, several battles fought against Iocal Native Americans, and his relocations to several cities.


  • 1860


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.

Conditions Governing Use

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


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This collection is a personal account of Michael Woods Trimble. Written in 1860, the report recounts Trimble's ancestry and family stories.

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael Woods Trimble was born in January 1788 in East Tennessee along the French Broad River to John Trimble (1736-1822) and Susannah Woods Trimble (1747-1829). Michael Woods Trimble died in 1860.

John Trimble (1736-1822) served as a captain of a militia company under John Sevier during the Revolutionary War, most notably at the Battle of King's Mountain (1780). He was appointed one of the first Justices of the Peace of Blount County.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 1972.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA