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Sevier County (Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Ambrose M. Paine Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1923 September 25-1936 November 24

Elijah Brown Arrest Warrant

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1866

Elizabeth G. Cunningham Estate Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1857-1858

Elkmont Property Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1838-1972 (bulk 1881-1929)

Huskey and Ogle Families Genealogical Booklet

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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.

Dates: undated

James R. Henderson Interview

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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.

Dates: 2002 March 29

Sevier County Communities and Land Grants Research

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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.

Dates: circa 1970s

Thomas D. W. McMahan Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1807 June 6-1932 March 10

William E. Bryan Account Book

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1831-1848