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Alex Haley Papers

Identifier: MS-1888

This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.

Dates: 1870-1991

Alexander Family Genealogical Sketch

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

Bentley Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2358

This collection contains two series: the first consisting of personal correspondence, mostly to Blanche (Spurlock) Bentley in the 1920s and 1930s and the second consisting of notes, clippings, and photographs regarding genealogy of Blanche (Spurlock) Bentley's family.

Dates: 1859-circa 1950

Burum and Gallaher Family Papers

Identifier: MS-1109
Abstract This collection houses photographs, correspondence, business records, and other materials documenting the Gallaher and Burum families of Tennessee and their descendants in California and Washington State. Additionally, the collection contains some information about Roane College in the late 19th century. Most of the materials were collected by Edna Burum Richards to send to her cousin Lizzie Mae Douthitt Ghormley. Many of the photographs include contextual notes on the back handwritten by...
Dates: 1850-1974

Campbell Family Genealogy Papers

Identifier: MS-0960

This collection contains a five-page genealogy sketch of the John Campbell family of Washington County, TN, from the 1780s to the 1940s . It includes lists of family members and dates, as well as some background information and anecdotes.

Dates: undated

Canaan, Home of the Edward Dromgoole Family

Identifier: MS-0688

This is a report by Dromgoole and Lou Allie Heath concerning the home of their ancestor, Edward Dromgoole. The report also contains information about the Dromgoole family tree. The Heaths compiled this information in 1972.

Dates: 1972

Carrie S. Hall Letter

Identifier: MS-1103

This collection is a letter from Carrie S. Hall, addressed to her "Dear Cousin," dated from Knoxville, Tennessee, on March 8, 1897.

Dates: 1897 March 8

Catherine Maines Papers

Identifier: MS-0464

This collection includes genealogical information and histories of various Tennessee families. The family surnames include: West, Hadley, Stout, Kelly, and Roberts. The collection also includes a Roberts Family attendee list for Washington Presbyterian Church of Corryton, Knox County, Tennessee. The papers include days of birth and death, titles, and places of residence within the family histories. Family origins and members are also listed in chronological order.

Dates: undated

Clara Hamlett Robertson Flannagan Papers

Identifier: MS-1228

This is a collection of genealogical materials, professional papers, and personal papers related to Clara Hamlett Robertson Flannagan and her first husband, Judson Hall Robertson.

Dates: 1894-1982

Cooke Family Collection

Identifier: MS-2024

This collection houses an array of material documenting 19th century McMinn County, Tennessee. This material includes early land deeds (Folders 5, 6, 21), land surveys (Folder 18), plat and county maps (Folders 13, 20), and notes for sermons (Folders 1, 16, 17, 19).

Dates: 1825-1885

Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Records

Identifier: MS-0766

The collection consists of one record book with the lineage records of the members of the James White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The records are dated up to June 3, 1929.

Dates: 1929

Divine Family Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3789

This collection contains correspondence written by members of the Divine Family to Paul E. Divine while he lived in Washington, D.C. Correspondents include his father, Dr. John Washington Divine, and his sister, Nellie Divine. The correspondence dates between 1892 and 1897.

Dates: 1892 April 9-1897 October 5

Divine Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2555

This collection houses correspondence, day books, photographs, legal and financial materials, newspaper articles, genealogical materials, and other items documenting the Divine family of Tazewell and Johnson City, Tennessee. Over half of the items pertain to Major Paul E. Divine; the remainder were created by Lulu Belle (Milburn) Divine, W. E. F. Divine, Florence Ella (Williams) Milburn, Blaine Milburn, and Milburn Sis Divine.

Dates: 1871-1989 (bulk circa 1890-circa 1939); Majority of material found within 1890 - 1939

Dr. Bill Bender's Ten Generations of the Bender Family in North Carolina

Identifier: MS-3120

This collection contains two copies of Ten Generations of the Bender Family in North Carolina by Dr. Bill Bender for his son Willie Bender. It traces the Bender family and their history from Willie Bender to Martin Bender, whose sons fought in the American Revolution.

Dates: 2006 March

Dunn-Oliver Collection

Identifier: MS-3690
Abstract This collection includes extensive documentation on the history and families of Cades Cove, Tennessee, collected by John W. Oliver and used by Durwood C. Dunn in his book Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937. Papers include original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and notes. The materials include correspondence; legal and business documents; genealogical, church, and cemetery records; personal memoirs; newspaper...
Dates: 1730-1984

Eakin Family Record

Identifier: MS-1855

This collection contains a single manuscript compiled by Marion S. Adams titled "Eakin Family History." The document covers the Eakin family lineage beginning in Ireland in 1761 with the birth of John Eakin. Adams writes in an introduction that the Eakins family was once one of the most prominent families in Nashville.

Dates: undated

Earl M. Albertson Genealogical Research

Identifier: MS-3451

This collection houses photographs, stories, records, and publications documenting the people of Greenbrier Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Among the family names discussed are Huskey, Ogle, Whaley, Reagan, Stinnett, Albertson, Dodgen, Bohannon, Shultz, and Ingle. The majority of the photographs are modern copies; the existence and location of the originals is not known.

Dates: circa 1860-circa 2000

Eleanora S. Armistead Genealogical Notes

Identifier: MS-1343

In this notebook, with covers of inlaid wood, Eleanora Armistead recorded her lineage from over twenty ancestors in order to prove her qualifications to join various colonial societies. Each lineage begins with a brief description of the initial ancestor and ends with a list of the references she used. Several include additional information such as the family motto or a description of their coat of arms.

Dates: 1900-1910

Ellis Genealogical Collection

Identifier: MS-1171

This collection houses binders and notebooks documenting Dixie Lee McCrary's research for her 1978 book The Ellis line from Surry - Sussex in Virginia.

Dates: 1790-1979

Eva Turner Clark Genealogical Papers

Identifier: MS-0414
Abstract This collection houses genealogical materials collected by Eva Clark and a paper (in folder 8) regarding her candidacy for membership in the Order of the First Families of Virginia, where she traced her lineage through the Turner, Johnson, Chisholm, Gibbons, and Eppes families. Among these papers are typed transcripts of wills, family Bibles, and government records from many states. There are also many letters from family members and various officials that Clark involved in her search. Her...
Dates: 1919 June-1947 January

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