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Sullivan County (Tenn.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Lowry (Sullivan County, Tenn.) Tax Receipt

Identifier: MS-2407

Dated January 23, 1816, this tax receipt shows that Abraham Lowry of Sullivan County, Tenn., paid $239.44 for the Direct Tax of 1815.

Dates: 1816 January 23

J. Fain Anderson Letter

Identifier: MS-2333

The J. Fain Anderson Letter, 1905, was written to author and historian Gentry R. McGee about the schoolbook A History of Tennessee by McGee and about the possibility of developing a history of Sullivan County.

Dates: 1905 May 6

James P. White Indenture

Identifier: MS-1432

This document certifies that James P. White purchased 5,000 acres of land in Sullivan County, Tennessee from George Bushong for $550.

Dates: 1849 August 17

Jesse Morrell Survey

Identifier: MS-1433

This document describes the boundaries of a plot of land by listing the trees and poles that outline it. The back of the sheet, which is appears to be part of a larger piece of paper, is stamped "Knoxville Nov 9" and seems to be addressed to "Mr Jesse M, green field, Sull."

Dates: circa 1850

Monument at Rocky Mount Photograph

Identifier: MS-1858

Collection consists of a single black and white postcard photograph of the Rocky Mount monument in Bristol, Tennessee.

Dates: 1940

R. M. Peoples Loyalty Oath

Identifier: MS-0055

The collection consists of a one half-page oath from R. M. Peoples to the State of Tennessee, declaring his faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States, laws made during the Civil War, and the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation on November 22, 1865.

Dates: 1865 November 22

Rhea Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0002

This collection consists of material relating to the Rhea family of Sullivan County, Tennessee and covers the time period 1807-1931. Contained within the collection are Civil War-era records, John Rhea's financial transactions, Sons of Temperance financial transactions, material on Samuel Rhea's missionary trips to Persia, and John Rhea's correspondence. Also are included are Rhea genealogical material and various church records.

Dates: 1807-1931

Samuel Houston Letter to Andrew J. Donelson

Identifier: MS-1007

This collection features one letter from Samuel Houston to Andrew J. Donelson dated November 3, 1823.

Dates: 1823 November 3

Samuel R. McDowell Ledger

Identifier: MS-2995

This ledger belonged to Dr. Samuel R. McDowell, who practiced medicine in Sullivan County during the first half of the 20th century. It records customers' payments for his services between 1916 and 1921.

Dates: 1916-1921

Thomas Stringfield Letter

Identifier: MS-1945
Abstract Reverend Thomas Stringfield wrote this letter to Reverend J. C. Bingham and Dr. Noah Levings from Bean's Station (Grainger County), Tennessee on April 19, 1846. In it, Stringfield reports on his activities as an itinerant Methodist preacher in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, including the sermons he has preached, the Bible Societies he has founded, and the Bibles he has distributed in such places as Bean's Station (Tennessee), Asheville (North Carolina), and Jonesboro...
Dates: 1846 April 19