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Autograph book and diary of Jennie Boyd Ramsey

Identifier: MM.2019.064

Scope and Contents

Autograph book(1882-1887) and diary (1885) of Jennie Boyd Ramsey (1865-1955). The diary documents her first foray as a school teacher in Possum Valley southeast Knox County. A segment of Old Possum Valley Road still exists along the Fort Loudon Lake just south of the Cove at Concord. Otherwise it has pretty much vanished, partly under the Fort Loudon Lake. Jennie and her friend had to travel to Unitia in Loudon County to get her teaching certificate for her new position at Shady Grove. A transcription of the diary was provided by the donor as well as additional information about her later life. Photograph of Jennie and James Faucette on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary included.


  • 1882 - 1887

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Jennie Ramsey married James D. Faucette (1863-1942) who became a very successful businessman in Bristol, Tenn.


2 folders : 1 autograph book; 1 diary

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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