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Alexander Family Genealogical Sketch

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1177

In this photocopied genealogical sketch, J. G. M. Ramsey traces the Alexander family's genealogy from Sir William Alexander (the first of the family to settle in the United States) to his granddaughter, Rhody (Alexander) Rodgers and her immediate family. Ramsey was related to the Alexanders through his father, who was William Alexander's great-grandson.

Dates

  • 1870 November 30

Language of Materials

English.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

In this photocopied genealogical sketch, J. G. M. Ramsey traces the Alexander family's genealogy from Sir William Alexander (the first of the family to settle in the United States) to his granddaughter, Rhody (Alexander) Rodgers and her immediate family. Ramsey was related to the Alexanders through his father, who was William Alexander's great-grandson.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1797-1884) was a prominent Knoxville physician, public official, religious leader, banker, railroad developer, historian, and staunch secessionist. In addition to his work to establish railroad service in Knoxville, a mission accomplished in 1855 with the arrival of the first train in town, Ramsey became an important author and historian of Tennessee's early settlement period. In addition to supporting the organization of the East Tennessee Historical and Antiquarian Society (now the East Tennessee Historical Society), Ramsey published The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century in 1853. During the Civil War, he publicly supported states' rights and served as a treasury agent and field surgeon for the Confederacy. His family was forced out of East Tennessee during the war, moving through Georgia and the Carolinas before returning to Knoxville in the early 1870s. Ramsey continued to play an active role in the community until his death in 1884.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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