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Roane County (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

A Brief History of Kingston and Roane County, Tennessee

Identifier: MS-0444

E. E. Pierce presented this history of Kingston and Roane County, Tennessee to the Provisional Rotary Club of Kingston on June 15, 1954. In the document, he discusses the county's founding, Kingston's organization, early schools and industries, prominent settlers, churches, population, and average weather conditions.

Dates: 1954 June 15

A Glimpse of the Past: Roane's Industrial Belt

Identifier: MS-1094

This collection consists of 38 articles by Snyder Roberts published in the Roane County News between December 30, 1981 and September 15, 1982.

Dates: 1981 December 30-1982 September 15

Abraham Swaggerty Deposition

Identifier: MS-0431

In this deposition, Abraham Swaggerty testifies that he helped to survey 675 acres of land that the State of North Carolina granted to Robert Reed in 1787. This tract was included in a parcel of which James Corbus and William Murphy disputed ownership.

Dates: 1818 July 18

B. W. Martin Letter

Identifier: MS-3080

This collection consists of a letter from B. W. Martin of Harriman, Tennessee, to an unnamed woman, dated July 1, 1897. The letter describes how to take an eye test and lists prices for eyeglasses and watch repair.

Dates: 1897 July 1

J. R. Campbell and James W. Taylor Photographs and Pamphlet

Identifier: MS-3203

This collection houses primarily photographs of the Church of God and its members taken by J. R. Campbell near Harriman and Hyatt, Tennessee, around 1910. Also included is a pamphlet by James W. Taylor entitled Alleghania. This document discusses the reasons for pro-Union feelings in East Tennessee and Knoxville's strategic importance.

Dates: 1862-circa 1910 (bulk circa 1910)

Roane County Court Documents

Identifier: MS-1050

This collection houses three legal documents created in Roane County, Tennessee. The first document is a marriage license for Hiram Babb and Malinda Griffis dated October 28, 1847; the second appoints J. J. Scarbraugh as a notary public on October 14, 1897 and is signed by then-governor of Tennessee Robert L. Taylor; the third is a bond posted by David Ferguson on November 15, 1848 regarding the marriage of Samuel D. Elkins and Martha Jane Wilson.

Dates: 1847 October 28-1848 November 15, 1897 October 14

Roane Iron Company Ledger

Identifier: MS-1120

This ledger documents the Roane Iron Company from its founding in 1867 until its bankruptcy in 1932. Among these records are the minutes from corporate board meetings and shareholders meetings.

Dates: 1867-1932