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Ambrose M. Paine Papers

Identifier: MS-3292
Abstract This collection houses correspondence and legal documents showing the construction of the Indian Gap Road, which was intended to facilitate movement between East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. The state and local governments of both states, however, faced many obstacles in this collaboration. The road's success depended on the assurance that North Carolina would resume construction of the road upon reaching the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Community groups in Sevier county led by...

Arrest Warrant for Benjamin Montgomery

Identifier: MS-3737
Abstract An arrest warrant for Benjamin Montgomery, charged with treason, issued in 1868 to the sheriff of Sevier County, Tenn. On the backside of the warrant includes handwritten notes from Sheriff J. H. McNutt that Montgomery was not located in Sevier County.

Arrest Warrant for Elijah Brown

Identifier: MS-3738
Abstract This collection consists of an arrest warrant for Elijah Brown, charged with treason, issued in 1868 to the sheriff of Sevier County, Tenn. On the backside of the warrant includes handwritten notes from Sheriff J. H. McNutt that Brown was not located in Sevier County.

Donald Paine Collection Regarding the White Caps of Sevierville, Tennessee

Identifier: MS-2513
Abstract This collection houses notes, correspondence, legal transcripts, supporting legal cases, newspaper clippings, and books documenting the White Cap organization and membership.

E. E. Ogle Store Day Book

Identifier: MS-0614
Abstract This collection contains a day book dated 1897 for the E. E. Ogle Store of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Elijah Brown Arrest Warrant

Identifier: MS-2289
Abstract This collection consists of one document, Elijah Brown's Arrest Warrant for Treason in 1866. The back is signed by Sheriff James M. McCrosky.

Elizabeth G. Cunningham Estate Papers

Identifier: MS-0408
Abstract This collection contains a petition by Elizabeth G. Cunningham to the County Court in Sevierville, Tenn. She is petitioning for her deceased husband's land to be sold and for the profits to be divided among herself and their children.

Elkmont Property Papers

Identifier: MS-3263
Abstract This collection houses photocopies of deeds and other documents showing land transfers and recording land owned by the Little River Company and the Appalachian Club in Elkmont, Tennessee. The bulk of the collection consists of land transfer deeds dating from 1881 to 1929.

Francis W. Headman's "My Mother's Research of the Sevier Family"

Identifier: MS-1140
Abstract Francis W. Headman's My Mother's Research of the Sevier Family discusses genealogy researcher (and Francis's mother) Mary Hoss Headman's findings on Tennessee Governor John Sevier. Francis Headman gave this speech during a Sevier Family Reunion held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1981, 25 years after his mother’s death. The Knoxville attorney, linked to John Sevier through his maternal grandfather, describes Sevier’s life as a pioneer and the first governor of Tennessee.

Gatlinburg Theatre Collection

Identifier: MS-3893
Abstract Materials relating to the Gateway Stock Company of New York and the Sevier County Theatre Guild, both based in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, from around 1947-1959 and 1987-2008.

Huskey and Ogle Families Genealogical Booklet

Identifier: MS-1176
Abstract This collection consists of a booklet containing information about the Huskey and Ogle families of Tennessee, including a copy of William Ogle's will, a brief history of William and Martha Jane (Huskey) Ogle's arrival in Sevier County, an essay on the early Huskey and Ogle families of Gatlinburg, an essay on the crafts and utensils that Thomas Stephen and Isaac Huskey made, a piece describing some Cherokee legends, and several biographical notices.

J.A. Rockwell Report Against Peter Rambo

Identifier: MS-3599
Abstract This report, presented to the 29th U.S. Congress, denies Rambo's request for financial relief from losses sustained during his service in the War of 1812. It includes a copy of Rambo's petition, recounting his money-making efforts and his losses when Fort Niagara was taken, and an affidavit by Amos Roberts, a fellow soldier. Both of these documents had been verified in 1829 by Josiah Rogers, a justice of the peace in Sevier County, Tennessee.

James Merrill Safford Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3728
Abstract This collection contains one correspondence from James Safford. He writes about a distinguished botanist that came to measure the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, which are the highest in North Carolina and Tennessee. Safford goes on to note that they are the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River.

James R. Henderson Interview

Identifier: MS-2756
Abstract This collection houses a transcript of an interview that G. Kurt Piehler and Kathryn Meunier conducted with James R. Henderson on March 29, 2002 as part of the Veterans Oral History Project of the Center for the Study of War and Society. In it, Henderson discusses his childhood in New York City, his time in the Army during the Korean War, his postwar career as a New York City police officer, and his later life in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Mountain View Hotel Memorabilia

Identifier: MS-4007
Abstract This collection contains a single round paper tag from the Mountain View Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The tag includes a drawing of the hotel as well as the name of owner and manager A. J. Huff.

Sevier County Communities and Land Grants Research

Identifier: MS-3918
Overview Collection contains scans of documents listing the original land grants for Sevier County. These scans were likely made on August 19, 1976. Also included is a copy of a map displaying the original communities in Sevier County and a copy of a newspaper article describing how the list of land grants was recently made available to the public. All of the original documents were created circa 1970s.

Sevier County Influenza Broadside

Identifier: MS-2711
Abstract Collection consists of a broadside, dated October 11, 1918, informing citizens of Sevier County, Tenn., of ways in which they can stop the spread of influenza.

Thomas D. W. McMahan Papers

Identifier: MS-1678
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.

Trotter Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0230
Abstract This collection contains documents from 1810 to 1917 concerning the Trotter family of Sevier County, Tennessee, including ledgers, legal documents, letters and other materials.

William E. Bryan Account Book

Identifier: MS-0598
Abstract Account book for a general store located in Henry Crossroads, Tennessee. Dates in the book run from 1831 to 1848. Also includes what appears to be handwriting practice, probably from William Bryan's children.

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