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Alex Haley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1888
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1177
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.

Dates: 1870 November 30

Bentley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2358
Abstract

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

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1850s-1974

Catherine Maines Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0464
Abstract

This collection includes genealogical information and histories of various Tennessee families. The family surnames include: West, Hadley, Stout, Kelly, Roberts. The collection also includes a Roberts Family attendee list for Washington Presbyterian Church of Corryton, Knox County, Tennessee.

Dates: undated

Clara Hamlett Robertson Flannagan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1228
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2024
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0766
Abstract

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

Eakin Family Record

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1855
Abstract

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, but most members have passed away.

Dates: undated

Ellis Genealogical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1171
Abstract

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

Florence N. R. McCrossin Index

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0530
Abstract This notebook, consisting of 38 typed pages, is an "Index of Documents, Letters, Newsclippings, Photographs, Portraits, Biographical Sketches and a Genealogical Chart Relative to the Family of Mrs. Edward F. McCrossin, nee Florence Niles Rogers Between the Years of 1813 and 1948." The papers in this index concern the McGhee family, the Humes family, J. A. H. Otey, the Niles family, and the Ingraham family. Also included are an extensive genealogical listing of the descendents of John Niles...
Dates: 1968 September 26

Henley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0527
Abstract This collection houses legal documents (including land grants, powers of attorney, wills, land surveys, receipts, tax assessments, and various contracts), letters, an IOU, a stock certificate, and a notebook documenting the Henley and Bayles (also spelled Bailes and Bayless) families in Tennessee. Most of the materials in the first folder show the Bayles family, particularly Reuben, Ervin (sometimes given as Erwin), Daniel, and Milton. The majority of the items in the second folder document...
Dates: 1772 December 29-1906 March 2

Hoskins Family Bible

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0841
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of the Hoskins family's King James Bible, published in 1834. Also included is a photocopy of the Bible's family record, which focuses on the families of William and Susan B. (Dickason) Rawls and William Patton and Mary Olivia (Rawls) Mills Hoskins.

Dates: 1834-1941

Hubbs-Frost and Allied Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1878
Abstract

This collection houses research that Ferol Frost Hubbs (or FFH, as she refers to herself in her notes) conducted for her book, Hubbs-Frost and Allied Families (1973).

Dates: 1938-1973

James P. Brownlow Obituary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2975
Abstract

This collection consists of a hand-written obituary notice for Brigadier General James P. Brownlow, copied from the New York Herald in 1879.

Dates: 1879 May

Magill Family Genealogical Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1488
Abstract

The Magill Family Genealogical Papers spans the years 1914 to 1966 and concerns the genealogical research done on the Johnston-Magill family in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1914-1966

Mills Family Bible

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Identifier: MS-0842
Abstract

This Bible, published by Langdon Coffin of Boston, Massachusetts in 1831, belonged to the Mills family of Virginia and Tennessee. It contains family records for Robert and Mary Barbara (Sharp) Mills' children and the children of three unidentified women (possibly enslaved by Robert S. Mills) named Sary, Mary, and Dolley. Also included is a letter from Robert Mills to his son, Robert S. Mills, giving his children's birthdates and describing Abraham Mills' multiple attempts at bigamy.

Dates: 1769 December 1-1869 August 25

Park Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-0538
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, ledgers, and bank records documenting the lives of several members of the Park family in Knoxville, Tennessee and Galleighan, Ireland. Among the topics discussed are family news, national politics, and land holdings that the Parks are renting out.

Dates: 1803 May 30-1874 May 1

Penelope Johnson Allen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3060
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of historian and genealogist Penelope Johnson Allen, from the 1770s to the 1980s, primarily the twentieth century. The collection includes personal papers, research material, genealogical research material, publications, and more.

Dates: 1777-1983 (bulk 1860-1983)

Sevier Family of Virginia and Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0080
Abstract

This collection consists of one folder containing a genealogy report on the first three generations of the Sevier Family of Virginia and Tennessee.

Dates: 1946 August 26

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