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Cemeteries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0237
Scope and Contents The Armstrong Family Papers consist of the business transactions and personal reflections of Drury Paine Armstrong (1799-1856) and his son Robert Houston Armstrong (1825-1896). In 1823, Drury P. Armstrong married Amelia Houston, the daughter of Robert Houston. Armstrong was a well regarded businessman and town leader and was appointed to several positions throughout his lifetime. Robert Houston Armstrong was elected to the state legislature about 1850, representing Knox and Sevier Counties....
Dates: 1826-1892

Bible record of John and Elizabeth Brabson and family letters, 1844-1877. Photocopies.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.009
Scope and Contents

Photocopied typescripts of: - 1859 list of slaves owned by Elizabeth Brabson - family Bible record of John and Elizabeth Brabson - family letters, 1844-1877, including three 1865 letters - Brabson Cemetery (Sevier County, Tenn.) listing

Dates: 1844-1877

Big Spring Church history by Mr. W. S. Rosenbalm, 1934.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1997.036
Scope and Contents

History of Big Spring Church (organized 1800? 1796?, Claiborne County, Tenn.). November 22, 1934, letter from W. S. Rosenbalm, Tazewell, Tenn., to John I. Snyder (Director, Land Acquisition, TVA) re: history of the Big Spring Church, its cemetery, is land to be taken for Norris Reservoir? LS 2 pp. (1 pc.) + 3 related memos and letters, a postcard of the church, and a printed page of church history.

Dates: 1934

Cemetery Historical Research, Keith Avenue & Middlebrook Pike, Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project, by Carl A. (Cal) McIntire IV. August 1978.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2003.005
Scope and Contents

Cemetery Historical Research, by Carl A. (Cal) McIntire IV. Troop 147, West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tenn. August 1978. [25 pp.] Transcription of burials in this unnamed cemetery. Removed from binder cover.

Dates: 1978

First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1981.107
Scope and Contents

First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866. 1864-1866 copies of correspondence between leaders of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville (including George M. White, D. A. Deaderick, W. S. Kennedy and J. S. King) and Federal Military officers. Re: damage to and possession of the church building and graveyard, building being used as a colored school.

Dates: 1864-1866

Hazen lot deed, Gray Cemetery.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1981.014
Scope and Contents

Deed selling lot #71 in Gray Cemetery, Knox County, Tenn., to G.M. Hazen for $35.00. December 15, 1853. Signed by M.D. Bearden, secretary. pfa 1 pc.

Dates: 1853

Helen Gray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0974
Scope and Contents

Ephemera and paperwork from the work restoring Glenmore Mansion. Plat map from Branner Cemetery. Jefferson County (Tenn.) Includes research on the Branner and Jarnagin families; submissions for the Jefferson County Heritage Book; clippings on Tennessee history; files re: Glenmore Chapter - Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA)

Dates: 1970 - 2016

Knox County Cemeteries.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1983.004
Scope and Contents Information on Bell / County / Poor (Pauper) cemeteries of Knox County, Tenn. Includes: handwritten notes on the county cemetery between Vine Avenue and Bethel Street; Knox Co. warranty deed, Almyra Baker et al to Knox County, 1883, DS 1 pc.; June 24, 1861 deed of sale for plot 26 at Bell Cemetery, Knox County, to S. P. Waddle. DS 1 pc. (torn) + warranty deed, S. P. Waddle to Knox County for lot 26 in cemetery east of and near Knoxville. 1885. DS 1 pc.; 1937 carbon copies of letters by...
Dates: 1883-1937

Office of the City (Knoxville, Tennessee) Engineer card

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2021.001
Scope and Contents

Card stamped “Department of Public Service Office of the City Engineer Knoxville, Tennessee” Contains 2” x 1.5” cutout with positive transparency mounted in cutout. Transparency titled “Survey of State Street from Commerce to Church Ave” Contains line drawing of area and “Detail showing location of first row of graves in [First Presbyterian Church] cemetery between Clinch & Church” These graves covered by sidewalk along State Street.

Dates: 1924

Old Gray Cemetery Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0173
Scope and Contents

Records of Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn. Includes: Old Gray Cemetery Board minutes, 1850-Aug. 9, 1949, 1949-1985, 1986-2002, and as received (2005 missing; never received); Lots in cemetery with owner’s names; Single Graves, 1879-ca. 1930, 1930-ca. 1965; Lot Book, ca. 1860-1930, 1930-ca, 1969. Two masters of 1905 Plan of Gray Cemetery (Ben Baumann, Oct. 1927, Knoxville).

Dates: 1850-to date; bulk 1850-1930

Patrick Sullivan Papers, 1865-1977.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0851
Scope and Contents Patrick Sullivan was born in Kerry County, Ireland, on August 9, 1841, and moved to America with his family. In 1850 the family settled in Rogersville, Tenn. Patrick Sullivan moved to Knoxville, Tenn, in 1853 and lived there until his death in June 1925. During the Civil War he served as a soldier with the Union Army. After the war he went into the saloon business in Knoxville, operating a saloon on the corner of Central & Jackson. After living in Knoxville for 71 years, Patrick Sullivan...
Dates: 1865-1977

Scrapbook of obituaries, ca. 1890s (Photocopy) (Scrapbooks).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.003
Scope and Contents

PHOTOCOPY of ca. 1890s scrapbook containing newspaper obituaries and clippings on: Albers family; Jennie Bell; Elliott family; King family; McLanahan family; Robert U. Mark; Dr. John I. Marks; Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Phillips; John Rigby; A. L. Russell; William Scott; memorial fountain for Old Gray Cemetery.

Dates: circa 1890s

Tennessee Governors’ graves (photographs by Hugh L. Beardsley, 1937 + 1938 WPA transcript of Governors’ graves in Greenwood Cemetery).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.058
Scope and Contents

Fifteen photographs of the graves of Isham Harris, Malcolm R. Patterson, and Governors Blount, McMinn and Sevier. Taken by Hugh L. Beardsley, 1937. + 1938 WPA transcript of Governor’s graves in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville and related correspondence (3 pcs.) + handwritten list of governors and dates.

Dates: 1937-1938

Thomas E. Roach Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0903
Scope and Contents Thomas Edward Roach (1936-1985) was a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society and an avid genealogist. He restored two structures on the National Register of Historic Places and donated a collection of Shields family papers to the library. He wrote a series of local history articles published in the Grainger County News and the Jefferson Standard. These pieces and other writings were collected in “Gleanings from a Scrapbook” (1983). Tom started a periodical “East Tennessee Roots” and...
Dates: 1960-1985

Tillery Cemetery

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 1996.004
Scope and Contents

Tillery Cemetery, Knox County, Tenn. 20 color snapshots.

Dates: 1980s

W. Russell Briscoe speech about 175th anniversary, First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn. October 29, 1967. (Photocopy).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.043
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a talk by W. Russell Briscoe at the First Presbyterian Church (Knoxville) 175th anniversary ceremonies, October 29, 1967. 7 pp. + biographical sketches of a cross-section of persons buried in the cemetery at the First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Compiled by W. Russell Briscoe. October 29, 1967. 6 pp.

Dates: 1967

Weigel reinterment, 1982.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1983.007
Scope and Contents

Material re: Weigel burials. Disinterment, McNutt Cemetery, September 13, 1982. Reinterment, Asbury Cemetery, September 14, 1982. Permits for final disposition of human remains for: Ein, Kliener Weigel; Christian G. Weigel; Carl Augustus Weigel; Johanna Christina Hirsch Weigel. Photocopies + 26 photographs showing tombstones, disinterment, remains.

Dates: 1982