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Mary Hoss Headman Genealogical Research

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0267

This collection houses a wealth of genealogical research accumulated by Mary Hoss Headman. Most of the material deals with Southern families during the 18th and 19th centuries. Also included is a card index to the baptisms and marriages that Reverend John Casper Stoever (an early leader in the Lutheran Church) performed between 1730 and 1799.

Dates

  • undated

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

12.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a wealth of genealogical research accumulated by Mary Hoss Headman. Most of the material deals with Southern families during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Sevier Hoss was born to Elijah Embree (a direct descendant of John Sevier) and Abbie Bell (Clarke) Hoss on September 8, 1874. She was an avid genealogist and conducted extensive research on a number of Southern families, including her own. Mary Hoss married John McCurdy Headman on March 31, 1909 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the couple had two children, Francis William (1910-1992) and Embree Hoss (1915-). Mary Hoss Headman died on January 3, 1956 in Knox County, Tennessee at the age of 81.

Arrangement

This collection contains twenty-five boxes. The materials in this collection are organized alphabetically by surname.

Acquisition Note

Mary Hoss Headman donated these papers to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.

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