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Sawyers and McBee Family Papers (Gift of Charles R. McBee and Betty McBee Sloan).

Identifier: MSC 0387

Scope and Contents

Sawyers and McBee Family Papers, gift of Charles R. McBee & Betty McBee Sloan. Collection contains papers of William Sawyers, Justice of the Peace, Knox County. Papers (1785-1899) mention slaves by name, bills of sale & judgments re: slaves, land transfers & claims, deeds, Joseph White will, Bible Society circulars, the Steamboat Knoxville, Thomas Graham Creek War certificate of service, Strawberry Plains, Grainger, Blount, and Madison Counties, Civil War letters and letters written from Civil War camp, judgments & related papers, Blaines Cross Roads, Improvement of the Tennessee River, settlements & debts paid by barter, guardianships, William Sawyers' Mill, McBee's Ferry, William Priestley's Mill, Washington Church, Mount Vernon Schoolhouse, Knox County election results, tax lists, the Cumberland Camp, Col. John Sawyers, Rachel Sawyers, Nancy E. Sawyers, Stokely Donelson, Ganum McBee, Justice James Park, and Col. Ramsey. Also, McBee, Sawyers, Cassaday, Crawford, Cobb, Hixon, Hashbarger, Forgey, Peterson, Whitner and Mynatt family members and estates. Many other families and estates are also included. A finding aid and a separation list are available.


  • Creation: 1785-1899

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


3 boxes


See also: MSC 0531 (Sawyers/McBee Papers) and MSC 0774 (Sawyers McBee Legal Papers) Loose, original pages from a Family Bible (folder 22) were photocopied for the genealogy VF (Cassaday, McBee & Sawyers). (McClung does not own the Family Bible). Gift included 6 original marriage licenses that were transferred to the Knox Co. Archives on Dec. 13, 2007 (after appraisal). Photocopies are in folder 148.

Sawyers and McBee Family Papers (Gift of Charles R. McBee and Betty McBee Sloan).
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States