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Thomas D. W. McMahan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1678

This collection houses photographs, deeds, genealogical charts, maps, and articles documenting the McMahan family of Sevier County, Tennessee during the 19th century. The majority of the material shows Thomas D. W. McMahan and his immediate family.

Dates

  • 1807 June 6-1932 March 10

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

0.5 Linear Feet (one half box, six folders)

Abstract

This collection houses photographs, deeds, genealogical charts, maps, and articles documenting the McMahan family of Sevier County, Tennessee during the 19th century. The majority of the material shows Thomas D. W. McMahan and his immediate family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas DeArnold Wilson McMahan was born to McNulty (1826-1894) and Leah Rinehart (1834-1918) McMahan on December 13, 1849. He was one of ten children, including John Marshall (1851-1926), Mary Lunaria (McMahan) Maples (1853-1894), Sarah Elizabeth (1855-1888), William Wesley (1856-1871), David Crockett (1858-1898), Samuel McNulty (1861-1887), James Seldon (1862-1893), Martha Elanor (McMahan) Schultz (1865-1894), Robert Alexander (1866-1841), and Horace Maynard (1872-1945). Thomas McMahan married Melinda Caldonia Trotter in 1877 and the couple had six children who survived infancy: Bertha Eileen (McMahan) Byrd (1878-1959), Olen Ernest (1883-1970), Nora Trotter (1887-1936), Roy Haskell (1892-1952), Stella Wilson (McMahan) Butler (1895-1990), and John Alvin (1898-1984). Thomas McMahan died on October 5, 1921 of Bright's Disease.

Arrangement

This collection consists of six folders.

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