Michael Woods Trimble Personal Recollections
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.
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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.
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.
This collection was donated to Special Collections in 1972.