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Thomas Humes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1965

This collection houses two documents dating from the early 1800s describing Thomas Humes' land holdings in Knox County near the French Broad River.

Dates

  • 1804 December 7-1808 February 29

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses two documents dating from the early 1800s describing Thomas Humes' land holdings in Knox County near the French Broad River.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Humes was born in Armagh, Ulster County, Ireland in about 1767. He emigrated to the United States as a child and lived with his brother in Pennsylvania before moving to Knoxville in 1795 to start a mercantile business. Humes married Margaret Christian (Russell) Cowan in about 1802, and the couple had five children who survived to adulthood: John N., Mary (died 1826), Elizabeth (born 1809), Thomas William (1815-1892) and Andrew Russell (1817-1847). Three others, Thomas Scott, Sarah, and Leah died as children. Thomas William was particularly prominent in East Tennessee, and served as the President of East Tennessee University from 1865 to 1883. Thomas Humes died in Knoxville on September 23, 1816. His widow married Colonel Francis Alexander Ramsey on April 13, 1820 and died in 1854.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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