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David Deaderick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0693

This collection contains various deeds, receipts, and legal papers concerning the Deaderick family, particularly David Deaderick (1754-1823) and his son David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873), between 1785 and 1838 in the Washington County area of Tennessee. It also includes a typescript copy of an original diary by the son, David Anderson Deaderick. The diary contains information about his life from 1825 to 1873, including his time in Jonesborough and Knoxville, his travels abroad, his participation in the 1849 Gold Rush, and his service in the Civil War. Also in the diary are a list of facts that Deaderick compiled about his family, correspondence regarding Deaderick's genealogical research, a speech given by W. W. Carson describing the Deaderick family's service during the Civil War, and an obituary for Mrs. Sarah Helms.

Dates

  • 1785-1873

Language

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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains various deeds, receipts, and legal papers concerning the Deaderick family, particularly David Deaderick (1754-1823) and his son David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873), between 1785 and 1838 in the Washington County area of Tennessee. It also includes a typescript copy of an original diary by the son, David Anderson Deaderick. The diary contains information about his life from 1825 to 1873, including his time in Jonesborough and Knoxville, his travels abroad, his participation in the 1849 Gold Rush, and his service in the Civil War. Also in the diary are a list of facts that Deaderick compiled about his family, correspondence regarding Deaderick's genealogical research, a speech given by W. W. Carson describing the Deaderick family's service during the Civil War, and an obituary for Mrs. Sarah Helms.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Deaderick (1754-1823) is thought to be Tennessee's first merchant. The oldest son of David and Rosanna Deaderick, he moved to Jonesborough, TN around 1787 after the death of his first wife, Ann Knight, to open a general store. He had one son with Ann, William Haney Deaderick (1785-1857). In addition to running the town store, David was active in the affairs of Washington County, TN. In 1795, he married Margaretta Anderson (1775-1857). David and Margaretta had nine children: David Anderson (1797-1873), Amanda Frances (1798-1886), Joseph Anderson (1799-1802), Eliza Rosa (1802-1886), Joseph Anderson (1804-1835), John Franklin (1806-1884), twins George and Thomas (1810), and James William (1812-1890). David on October 20, 1823 and is buried in a Jonesborough, Tennessee.

David Anderson Deaderick (1797-1873) was born to David and Margaretta Deaderick in Jonesborough, Tennessee on March 23, 1797. He was educated at Greeneville College and worked in his father's general store until 1819, when he spent a year abroad in England. Upon his return to Tennessee, he opened his own store and later settled in Knoxville, Tennessee. Here, Deaderick served as deputy postmaster until 1838, as a Trustee of the East Tennessee Female Institute (1847-), as Secretary of East Tennessee College (1838-1868), and as Treasurer of East Tennessee College (1843-). He interrupted his time in Knoxville to participate in the California Gold Rush between 1849 and 1851. David Anderson Deaderick died in Knoxville on August 28, 1873 and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery.

David Anderson Deaderick was married three times: first to Adelaide Eliza Jackson (d. 1817) in 1816; second to Sarah Ann Helms (d. 1821) on November 9, 1820; and finally to Elizabeth Jane Crozier (1801-1887) on July 21, 1831. He had eleven children with his three wives: Adelaide (Deaderick) Lyon (1817-1907), William (1821-1836), John Crozier (1832-1912), Margaretta Frances (Deaderick) Scott (1833-1909), Robert von Albade (1834-1899), David (1836-1860), Annie (Deaderick) Park (1839-1930), Alice (Deaderick) McClung (1841-1916), Inslee (1843-1927), Oakley (1845-1925), and Chalmers (1847-1927).

Arrangement

Collection consists of two folders.

Previous Citation

A portion of this collection was previously listed as MS.0403.

Acquisition Note

Some parts of this collection were given to Special Collections by Mrs. Ralph (Judith Wilkinson) Deaderick in December 1967. Portions of this collection were donated to Special Collections by Mrs. Edith Deaderick Erskine between 1970 and 1973.

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