Tennessee -- Emigration and immigration.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Anna Chavannes begins her account of her emigration from Switzerland to Wartburg, Tennessee with her family's departure from Havre on May 3, 1848. She goes on to describe their boat trip with the Gouffon, Guyaz, and Sterchi families, their landing in New York and transfer to the Southerner, and their overland trip through Chattanooga to Wartburg, Tennessee. This item is a transcription of the original and was translated from the French by Emma S. Robinson in 1930.
In this thesis (submitted to the University of Tennessee in 1925), author Hobart Cooper describes an apparent first attempt to colonize foreign immigrants in Tennessee. His sources include interviews, letters, diaries, maps, court records, newspapers, and census reports. Also included are photographs, negatives, several blueprints, a map, and excerpts from his interviews and documents.
William Jones (nephew of Samuel Roberts) collected these papers. He and Richard Roberts were the trustees of Samuel Roberts' will and were entrusted with the responsibility of seeing the land claims through to resolution. Included are copies of documents dealing with original land purchases from E. D. Saxton, maps showing the locations of the purchased tracts, testimonies of William and Richard Edward Jones, and brief accounts of the history of the Welsh Colony written by William Jones.