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Rule, William, 1839-

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Charles McClung McGhee Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0019
Scope and Contents Charles McClung McGhee (1828-1907) was the son of John and Elizabeth McClung McGhee and the great-grandson of James White. He was a financier, railroad executive, and a philanthropist. He graduated from East Tennessee University in 1846 and married Isabella White, daughter of Hugh White. She died in 1848 and in 1857 he married her sister Cornelia. McGhee was involved in the growth of railroads in the South, and had coal and iron interests. He was on the Board of Trustees of the University of...
Dates: 1857-1907

Composite photograph ‘Knoxville Pension Agent and Employees.’

Identifier: QSPC 2005.002
Scope and Contents Composite photograph ‘Knoxville Pension Agent and Employees.’ Ca. 1889-93. Larger center picture is of Wm. Rule. Additional 17 photographs: A. M. Felknor, D. J. Richards, E.R. Carter, J. M. Grisham, J. W. Turner, T. D. Edington, E. L. McLemore, F. E. Murphy, H. C. Tarwater, J. E. Agee, J. M. Murphy, J. N. Eden, O. L. West, R. K. Robinson, Sam Morrow, [D. G.] Thornburgh, U? H__m__? Sepia. 13.5x16 image area mounted on 16x20” mat
Dates: circa 1889-1893

Leonidas C. and John Chiles Houk Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0010
Scope and Contents Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891), was born in Sevier County, Tenn. He was a lawyer, judge, and congressman. He served in the Union Army from 1861 to 1863. He was circuit judge of the 17th judicial district of Tennessee (1866-1869). Moved to Knoxville in 1870 and was involved in local and national politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1878 and served until his death in 1891. He was married to Elizabeth Matilda Smith (died 1879) and to Mary Belle Van Rosen. John...
Dates: 1863-1923

Mrs. F. Graham Bartlett Collection (William and Michael Rule Civil War letters).

Identifier: MSC 0032
Scope and Contents 37 letters, no date, 1863-1865, from William and Michael Rule to their parents and sister Elizabeth. Written while they were serving in the Union Army. Also 96 pieces, mostly receipts, ca. 1850-1876, which belonged to George M. Kirby.
Dates: 1850-1876

Pension receipt, 1893.

Identifier: MM.1982.003
Scope and Contents Receipt for $36.00 paid to Pomssee Sattirthite(?), New Bern, N. C. For pension from February-May 1893. William Rule, U. S. Pension Agent at Knoxville. Printed form filled in by hand (pfa). 1 pc.
Dates: 1893

William Rule letter to James Tarwater, November 1863.

Identifier: MM.2016.009
Scope and Contents Letter from William Rule, Camp Blythes Ferry, to his uncle James Tarwater, Nov. 1863. Discusses at length the future government of Tennessee when it re-entered the Union and how to deal with the former rebels. William Rule (1839-1928) of Knox County served in Co. A, 6th Tenn. Cavalry (USA), His rank on mustering out was 1st Lt. Adj. Rule was the long-time editor of the Knoxville Journal (1885-1928). ALS, 6 pages. Mentions the importance of the Chattanooga area, Gen. Burnside, the railroad...
Dates: 1863

William Rule military commission signed by Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of T Tenn.

Identifier: Artifact 2019.020
Scope and Contents William Rule military commission signed by Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tenn. November 28, 1863. Framed, ca. 20 x 17.5” framed.
Dates: 1863

William Rule Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0008
Scope and Contents Papers of William Rule(1839-1928), a newspaper editor, mayor of Knoxville (1873, 1898), and postmaster (1873, 1877) in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn. Married Lucy Anne Maxey in 1858. Worked with William G. Brownlow on Knoxville Whig. Served in Sixth Tennessee Volunteer Regiment, Union Army, 1862-1865. Published Republican newspaper, the Knoxville Chronicle. Founded the Knoxville Journal in 1885, which merged with the Tribune in 1888 to become the Journal and Tribune. Rule was...
Dates: 1860-1927