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Guide to Manuscript Materials on Microfilm : MF. 500 - MF. 599

Mf. 500  -- Chris Davis Livesay, 1761-1973. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The Chris Davis Livesay Papers concern the settlement and development of Hancock County, Tennessee and consist of correspondence, election records, Livesay family genealogical data, military records, obituaries, photographs and other miscellaneous papers.

Mf. 501  -- William Paul Grohse Papers, 1610-1974. 43 vols. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
William Paul Grohse (1906-) was a journalist, genealogist, amateur historian, and resident of Vardy, Hancock County. The extensive collection consists of cemetery, census, church, and court records; also correspondence, diaries, wills and estate papers, genealogical data, land records, maps, marriage records, memoirs, numerous obituaries, photographs, scrapbooks, sketches, tax records, and other papers pertaining to the settlement and growth of Hancock County. Data is included on numerous families including several Melungeon families who lived in the Newman's Ridge area.

Mf. 502  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Murfreesboro, 1812-1967. 5 items. 17 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church consist of church histories, 1811-39; registers of pastors, elders, deacons, and communicants; ten volumes of minutes of session, 1812-1967; five volumes of minutes of the Board of Deacons meetings, 1867-1961, with some gaps; minutes of congregational meetings, 1913-49; abstract of deeds; membership list; and biographical sketches of Dr. Emmet A. Ramsey (1849-1898) of Memphis, former pastor of this Rutherford County church.

Mf. 503  -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records. Chattanooga, 1850-1900. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of St. Paul ’s Episcopal Church consist of a church history and registers of parishioners, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, burials, and offerings for this Hamilton County church.

Mf. 504  -- Spring Creek Primitive Baptist Church Records. Robertson County, 1830-1920. 2 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Spring Creek Primitive Baptist Church consist of membership lists; minutes of session, 1830-1920; and articles of faith and rules of decorum. Also included are records, 1823-79, of the West Station Primitive Baptist Church, Sumner County, consisting of rules of decorum; membership lists for both white and black; and conference minutes, 1823-1920.

Mf. 505  -- Grainger County Records, 1800-1972. 45 items. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The cemetery records for several church and family cemeteries in Grainger County include the Avondale, Bean Station Baptist, First Presbyterian Harrell, New Adril, and Rutledge United Methodist church and family cemeteries. Also included are cemetery records for the Etter, Loving, Moore, and Quarryville Methodist family and church cemeteries in Hawkins County ; and the account book, 1850-53, of the Marshalls Ferry general store, located in Grainger County. Names of customers, items purchased, and amounts paid or due are listed.

Mf. 506  -- Anderson County Records, 1800-1974. 160 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The cemetery records for approximately 160 church and family cemeteries in Anderson County include records from Fentress, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Morgan, and Roane counties, particularly the Oak Ridge area of Roane and Anderson counties; and the records, 1880-1930, of Valley View Methodist Church, Clinton, consisting of a church history and registers of pastors, infant baptisms, marriages, and members.

Mf. 507  -- Mount Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church Records. White County, 1830-1933. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mount Gilead Methodist Episcopal Church consist of registers of pastors, members, and baptisms.

Mf. 508  -- Methodist Episcopal Church Records. Sparta, 1882-1937. 12 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Sparta Methodist Episcopal Church include minutes and roll of the Quarterly Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, attended by members of this White County church.

Mf. 509  -- First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Murfreesboro, 1899-1975. 21 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church consist of minutes of session and official rolls, 1899-1906, 1927-75; parish newsletters, 1958-75; and church directories, 1968, 1974, for this Rutherford County church.

Mf. 510  -- John Custer Account Books, 1861-1885. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The account books kept by John Custer (1829-1912) of Warren County, a leather tanner, includes the names of customers, services rendered or items purchased, and amounts due or paid are listed. Indexed.

Mf. 511  -- Mount Olivet Baptist Church Records. Mount Juliet, 1801-1975. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mount Olivet Baptist Church consist of articles of faith and constitution; membership lists; and minutes, 1801-1939, 1946-75, for this Wilson County church.

Mf. 512  -- Willow Springs Primitive Baptist Church Records. Hickman County, 1883-1942. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Willow Springs Primitive Baptist Church consist of a membership list, rules of decorum, constitution, and minutes of session. Also included are records, 1899-1909, of Richland Primitive Baptist Church in Humphreys County, consisting of constitution and covenant, rules of decorum, and minutes of session; minutes, 1872, of the Red River Association of Primitive Baptists; minutes, 1899-1918 with some gaps, of the Round Lick Association of Primitive Baptists; minutes, 1937, of the Soldier Creek Association of Primitive Baptists; minutes, 1925, 1938, of the West Tennessee Association of Primitive Baptists; and deed, 1915, to the Spring Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Robertson County.

Mf. 513  -- Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records, 1800-1973. Lincoln County. 300 items. 35 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are account books, Bible records, church records, correspondence, genealogical data, newspapers, and numerous other items pertaining to the history of Lincoln County. Some of the churches represented include Mount Carmel Baptist, Buckeye Primitive Baptist, Mount Hebron Cumberland Presbyterian, and Shiloh-Taft Methodist churches. Numerous early families are represented in the collection including the Stewart, Hamilton, Jones, McFerran, Smith, Fife, and Griffis families.

Mf. 514  -- First Baptist Church Records. Woodbury, 1844-1971. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Baptist Church, Woodbury, consist of conference minutes, 1921-34,1937-50; business meeting minutes, 1950-59; associational letters, 1921-34, 1937-45, 1950-59; registers of members both white and black, deacons, and other offices; constitution and confession of faith. Also included are records, 1955-71, of the Women's Missionary Society for this Cannon County church.

Mf. 515  -- Baker and Related Families Collection, 1700-1974. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is primarily a collection of genealogical data with some original items concerning the Anderson, Baker, Church, Cummins, Delk, Houser, Nichols, Smith, Walker, and several other related families of Hickman County.

Mf. 516  -- Methodist Episcopal Church Records. Coffee County, 1869-1974. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of six Methodist Episcopal churches in Coffee County include: Mudd Creek Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1903-71; Summitville Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1911-74; Mount Carmel Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1869-1967; Methodist Laymen's Club, 1950-71; First Methodist Church in Manchester, 1870-1944; and Fountain Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1907-66. Included are registers of pastors, marriages, baptisms, and members for most churches, and some minutes of meetings.

Mf. 517  -- Truman Hudson Alexander Papers, 1817-1975. 700 items. 7 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Truman Hudson Alexander (1891-1941) was a writer for the Nashville Tennessean and the Memphis Commercial Appeal; a resident of Franklin ; and an advisor to Governor Austin Peay. T. H. Alexander was both an active participant and one of the most significant commentators on Tennessee politics during the early 20th century. The collection consists mainly of general articles written by Alexander, many of which appeared in his "I Reckon So" column. Correspondents include Joseph W. Byrns, Frank G. Clement, Clarence Darrow, Estes Kefauver, Luke Lea, Kenneth McKellar, Malcolm R. Patterson, Will Rogers, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and numerous other prominent persons of the period. Also included are the scrapbook and memoirs of Alexander's son, T. H. Alexander (b. 1925) of Williamson County.

Mf. 518  -- Florence Baptist Church Records. Rutherford County, 1915-1970. 4 vols. 20 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Florence Baptist Church consist of membership lists; minutes, 1915-31, 1935-65; associational letters; names of church officers and members transferred; records of the Women's Missionary Union, 1962-64; and a few miscellaneous items.

Mf. 519  -- Carl Neil Hayes Scrapbook, 1739-1971. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This scrapbook was compiled by Carl Hayes (b. 1903) of Greene County. The volume contains correspondence, court records, genealogical data on the Hayes family, land records, maps, newspaper clippings, and sketches pertaining mainly to the settlement and development of Greene County.

Mf. 520  -- Samuel Witherspoon Doak Papers, 1768-1925. 200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This material was collected or written by Samuel W. Doak (1785-1864) of Greeneville, a Presbyterian minister and president of Tusculum College. Most papers concern Samuel W. Doak's ministry in East Tennessee and western Virginia and his work at Tusculum College. Included are accounts, legal papers, church records, genealogical data, writings, speeches, and sermons. Also included in the collection are papers of Samuel W. Doak's father, Samuel Doak (1749-1830), Presbyterian minister, president of Washington Academy in Jonesboro, and founder of Tusculum Academy. These papers of the senior Doak include his diary, 1768-1775, and school papers and diploma, 1775, from Princeton College in New Jersey. Register available. See also Mf. 175 and Mf. 541 for other Doak papers.

Mf. 521  -- Henderson County Miscellaneous Records, 1789-1953. 50 items. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of account books, advertisements, Bible records, church records, genealogical data, 1836 assignment of civil districts, and other miscellaneous items pertaining to the settlement and growth of Henderson County. Names of several early families appear in these records.

Mf. 522  -- Finley M. Dorris and Karsch Dorris & Co. Records. Nashville, 1902-1914. 10 vols. TSLA. 6 reels: 5 reels 35 mm, 1 reel 16 mm (index). Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records for the Dorris family funeral home in Nashville. Volumes contain information on name, age, race, sex, date and place of birth, marital status, date and place of burial, and funeral charges. Race and sex of the deceased are not recorded after January, 1908. Indexed.

Mf. 523  -- Cherokee Baptist Church Records. Jonesboro, 1787-1923. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Cherokee Baptist Church consist of minutes, 1787-1923; and lists of members, clerks, ministers, deacons, and deaths for this Washington County church.

Mf. 524  -- Fort Loudoun Association Records. Vonore, 1755-1960. 250 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 and 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of archaeological survey data for the excavations held at Fort Loudoun historic site in Monroe County in 1936-37 and 1958-59. Included are descriptions of excavation specimens, field notes, photographs, logbooks, and trench books. Also included are articles, correspondence, notes, orders, and reports concerning the building of this English military tradepost by the colony of South Carolina in 1756-57.

Mf. 525  -- Bethabara Primitive Baptist Church Records. Hickman County, 1885-1931. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Bethabara Primitive Baptist Church consist of membership lists; abstract of principles and rules of decorum; minutes, 1885-1931; and church deed.

Mf. 526  -- Methodist Episcopal Church Records. Coffee County, 1815-1940. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Methodist Episcopal churches in Coffee County include: Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, 1888-1916; Hillsboro Methodist Episcopal Church, 1870-1916; Hillsboro Methodist Episcopal Quarterly Conferences, 1898-1940; and Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church, 1815-1916. Included are registers of pastors and members, and in some instances registers of deaths, disposals, and baptisms.

Mf. 527  -- Brownsville Station Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records. Haywood County, 1824-1957. 1 item. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Brownsville Station Methodist Episcopal Church consist of a historical sketch of the church for the period 1824-1900, and registers of members, 1893-1909, 1919-57.

Mf. 528  -- Chamber of Commerce Records. Chattanooga, 1966-1970. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of minutes of meetings and financial statements for this Hamilton County organization.

Mf. 529  -- North Fork Baptist Church Records. Henry County, 1827-1976. 11 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of North Fork Baptist Church consist mainly of membership rolls and minutes of business meetings. Later volumes contain the church covenant, statement of principles, rules of order, and some statistical data.

Mf. 530  -- Fisk University Masters’ Theses, 1972-1974. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Masters’ theses dealing with political and social issues in Tennessee directly related to Black history including Black Reconstruction, the Ku Klux Klan, civil rights, and the Presidential election of 1948.

  1. Black Reconstruction in Nashville,1865-1870. John Arthur Hardin, May, 1972
  2. The Highlander Folk School Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement from 1957-1961. Velma Deloris Richbert, August 1973­
  3. Tennessee Newspapers and the Presidential Election of 1948: An Analysis. Louis Robinson, June 1974
  4. The Nashville Sit-In Movement, 1960. Sandra Antionette Taylor, May 1972
  5. The Nashville, Pulaski, and Memphis, Tennessee Press Coverage Reactions to the Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1871. Sharon Loretto Wallace

 

Mf. 531  -- Warwick Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Records. Union County, 1869-1976. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Warwick Chapel Missionary Baptist Church consist of minutes, membership rolls, church covenant, rules of decorum, and church deed.

Mf. 532  -- Sparta Methodist Episcopal Church Records. White County, 1825-1964. 26 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Sparta Methodist Episcopal Church consist of registers of pastors, infant baptisms, marriages, and members; Sunday School roll books, 1884-1929; and quarterly conference records, 1902-10, including membership roll and minutes of meetings.

Mf. 533  -- Harmony Baptist Church Records. Haywood County, 1837-1973. 9 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Harmony Baptist Church consist of minutes of meetings and membership rolls, including a list of charter members, for this church which was organized in 1837.

Mf. 534  -- Fykes Grove Primitive Baptist Church Records. Robertson County, 1813-1976. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Fykes Grove Primitive Baptist Church consist of minutes, 1813-1976; articles of faith; rules of decorum; and membership roll. Also included are minutes, 1838-1930, for the Red River Association of Primitive Baptist churches.

Mf. 535  -- G. B. and J. M. Dalton Account Books, 1851-1852, 1875-1881. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The account book of the G. B. Dalton general merchandise store in Huntingdon, Carroll County, lists names of customers, items purchased, and amounts due or paid; and an account book of J. M. Dalton, a cotton factor in Huntingdon, which lists sales of cotton and cotton seed.

Mf. 536  -- Freedmen's Aid and Southern Education Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church Records. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1866-1910. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Included are organizational records consisting of deeds, 1866-1928, for Negro schools throughout the South; annuity records, 1898-1910; reports, 1907-1909, of the inspector of schools in the South containing comments on equipment, faculty, enrollment, financial status, and other general conditions; and charter and minutes, 1866-91, of the Board of Trustees of Central Tennessee Methodist Episcopal College, Nashville. This society was established in 1866 to educate Negroes in cooperation with the church's missionary work in the South.

Mf. 537  -- Emma Bloom Schindler Diaries, 1890-1916. 14 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The diaries kept by Emma Bloom Schindler (1865-1916), wife of Matthias Schindler (1862-1940) and resident of New Prospect, Lawrence County describe her daily activities, the weather conditions, and some local and family news. Some household expenses are also listed.

Mf. 538  -- Henry Clay Warmoth Papers, 1798-1934. 5000 items. 82 vols. UNC. 22 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, plantation journals, slave records, account books and other papers of Henry C. Warmoth (1842-1931), native of Illinois; Union army officer; Reconstruction governor of Louisiana; owner of Magnolia Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; railroad investor; and Republican politician. Frequently mentioned subjects in the correspondence include state and national politics, the Civil War and Reconstruction, civil rights, segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, the Freedmen's Bureau, railroads, levees and canals, the sugar industry, and the compilation of Warmoth's autobiography. Many prominent persons are mentioned in the collection including James G. Blaine, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, Andrew Johnson, and William P. Kellogg. Also represented in the collection is Effingham Lawrence (1820-1878), an earlier owner of Magnolia Plantation.

Mf. 539  -- Hardin County Miscellaneous Records, 1772-1911. 240 items. 12 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Included are Bible records; genealogical data; biographical sketches; letterbook, 1874-82, of Edmund D. Patterson (1842-1914); diaries, 1866-1902, with some gaps, of Eudora Kindel Dalbey (1848-1928); and other items relating to early Hardin County families. Many families are represented including the Abernathy, Bain, Barlow, Churchwell, Conrad, Guin, Hardin, Irwin, Pitts, Robinson, Sevier, and Watson families, and numerous others.

Mf. 540  -- Claiborne County Miscellaneous Records, 1846-1915. 2 items. 4 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of indexed general merchandise books, 1898-1915, of Newton Lafayette Holt; two letters, 1863, from Robert Earl to his parents; and a stage book, 1846-48, of Howard and John W. Roberts for the route from London, Kentucky, to Russellville, Tennessee.

Mf. 541  -- Doak Family Papers, 1802-1938. 80 items. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection is centered on the Doak family of Greene County. The principle figures in the collection are Samuel Doak (1749-1830), Presbyterian minister and president of Tusculum Academy in Greeneville, and several of his sons who also served as Presbyterian ministers and educators at Tusculum College in Greeneville and Washington College in Jonesboro. Included are family and school account books; lectures on moral philosophy, 1819; biographical and genealogical data; correspondence; estate papers and other items relating to the family and the two schools. See also Mf. 175 and Mf. 520 for other Doak papers.

Mf. 542  -- Clay-Kenner Family Papers, 1782-1950. 750 items. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers contain accounts, correspondence, a diary, estate records, genealogical data, land records, military records, and wills concentrated in the years 1820-60, of the Clay and Kenner families of Lexington, Kentucky, and Hawkins County, Tennessee. Principle figures in the collection include Thomas Hart Clay (1803-1871), Henry Boyle Clay (1840-1919), and Mary Clay Kenner (1867-1957), son, grandson, and great-granddaughter, respectively, of the statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852). Persons mentioned in the collection include John Quincy Adams, James Buchanan, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Tyler, Daniel Webster, and several other prominent persons of the period. Subjects mentioned in the collection include politics and government, transportation, slavery, tariffs, cholera and yellow fever, antimasons and free masons, and World War I.

Mf. 543  -- Tennessee Dental Association Records, 1975-1976. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Tennessee Dental Association consist of proceedings of the meetings of the Board of Trustees, 1975-76, and proceedings of the annual meetings of the House of Delegates.

Mf. 544  -- Reuel B. Prichett Collection, ca. 1820-1969. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The scrapbooks were compiled by the Rev. R. B. Prichett for the Jefferson County Historical Museum. Included are newspaper clippings, photographs, and historical and biographical sketches concerning persons, places, and events in Jefferson County. Some information on Grainger County is also included. Register available.

Mf. 545  -- Union Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Records, 1799-1920. 13 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Union Presbytery of the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. consist mainly of minutes of meetings of the Union Presbytery, 1799-1910. Minutes for the period 1850-63 are missing.

Mf. 546  -- Sevier Family Papers, 1790-1822. 200 items. 1 vol. MDA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of the journal, 1790-1815, of John Sevier (1745-1815), Indian fighter and Governor of Tennessee; and the military papers of George Washington Sevier (1782-1849), son of John Sevier and U.S. militia officer in Mississippi. The journal includes information on land transactions, travel, court proceedings, Indian affairs, boundary disputes, and life in Washington, D.C. Included in the military papers are letters from the U.S. War Department. Most of the material relates to Isaac Guion and his military service, 1798-1801, in Natchez, Mississippi. See also Mf. 753 and Mf. 1368 for other Sevier collections.

Mf. 547  -- Jackson County Miscellaneous Records, 1841-1952. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Included is an account book for the years 1841 and 1866, probably owned by John L. Mahaney of Gainesboro; indexed legal case record kept by an unnamed lawyer, 1853-60; census notes, 1890; and a scrapbook kept by attorney R. Garland Draper of Gainesboro and Memphis.

Mf. 548  -- Bethbirei Presbyterian Church Records. Marshall County, 1810-1975. 10 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Bethbirei Presbyterian Church consist of minutes of session and congregational meetings; treasurer's reports; registers of deaths, marriages, and baptisms; registers of pastors, elders, deacons, communicants, and noncommunicants; Sunday School minutes and roll; records and constitution of the Rock Creek Bible Society and the Bethbirei Sabbath Association; and pamphlets on the early history of the church.

Mf. 549  -- Peterson-Priestly Family Papers, 1822-1977. 300 items. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection includes accounts; correspondence, 1847-1977; genealogical data on the Bourne, Brewer, McCauley, Patrick, Priestly, and Whitfield families; land records; legal and business papers; church records; and other items pertaining to the Peterson and Priestly families of Montgomery County. Principal figures in the collection include James B. Peterson (1825-1900), farmer and sawmill owner, and his wife Catherine Priestly Peterson(1829-1893). Subjects covered in the correspondence include family news, schools, religious revivals, smallpox and yellow fever outbreaks, and steamboat trips.

Mf. 550  -- Christian Chapel Church of Christ Records. Henderson County, 1860-1943. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Christian Chapel Church of Christ consist of minutes of meetings, including names of those baptized, married, and deceased.

Mf. 551  -- Plunkett Creek Missionary Baptist Church Records. Smith County, 1913-1977. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Plunkett Creek Missionary Baptist Church consist of membership lists with information on births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and dismissals; minutes of meetings; and records of pastors. See also Mf. 130 and Mf. 697 for earlier records of this church.

Mf. 552  -- T. E. McReynolds & Sons Funeral Home Records. Clarksville, 1898-1923. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records for the McReynolds family funeral home in Clarksville. Volumes contain information on name, age, cause and date of death, and date and place of burial.

Mf. 553  -- Review Club Records. Nashville, 1892-1974. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The records of the Review Club, a Nashville women's literary and social club, includes reminiscences and minutes of meetings. Lecture subjects reflect women's roles and interests during the period 1892-1974.

Mf. 554  -- Lauderdale County Miscellaneous Records, 1840-1973. 20 items. 13 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of assorted records reflecting the history and growth of Lauderdale County. Included are church records; papers collected by Robert C. Johnston of Ripley; reminiscences of S. O. Rice (1840-1924), a Confederate soldier, and diaries, 1861-67, of Cornelia A. Watkins (fl. 1850-1867).

Mf. 555  -- Dayton Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records. Rhea County, 1870-1931. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Dayton Methodist Episcopal Church consist of church registers, 1890-1922; Sunday School roll, 1904-06; minutes of the Women's Missionary Society, 1928-40; and records of the Quarterly Conference of the Washington Circuit, Holston Conference, 1870-79.

Mf. 556  -- Marshall County Miscellaneous Records, 1841-1857. 1 item. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of various papers reflecting the history and growth of Marshall County, including an agricultural census, 1857; genealogy for the William Thomas (1790-1877) family; and a diary, 1841, kept by an unnamed student.

Mf. 557  -- Big Spring Primitive Baptist Church Records. Claiborne County, 1795-1948. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The Big Spring Primitive Baptist Church records consist of minutes of meetings, 1800-1948. A historical sketch, membership list for 1800, and list of pastors is also included.

Mf. 558  -- Thomas Jefferson Papers, 1606-1889. LC. 65 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the public and private papers of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), third president of the U.S., 1801-09. This Library of Congress collection includes correspondence, account books, notes on court cases, Randolph family papers, and Virginia records. Correspondents include John Adams, Abigail Adams, Benjamin H. Latrobe, Patrick Henry, James Madison, James Monroe, George Washington, and numerous other prominent persons of the period.

There are nine series in this collection of Thomas Jefferson papers, consisting of general correspondence and related materials, 1651-1826; Gen. Horatio Gates’ Revolutionary War letterbook, 1780-81; District of Columbia miscellany, 1790-1808; account books, 1767-82; commonplace books (chiefly Jefferson’s notes on court cases and his readings on law); Randolph family manuscripts, 1790-1889; miscellaneous notes, writings and clippings; Virginia records, 1606-1711; and collected manuscripts, 1783-1822. Index available.

Mf. 559  -- Austin Peay and Peay Family Papers, 1863-1977. 300 items. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of Austin Peay (1876-1927), lawyer; Governor of Tennessee, 1923-27; and resident of Montgomery County. Peay was the dominant figure of early 20th century Tennessee politics, having both revolutionized the structure of state government and considerably broadened the scope of its activities.

The collection consists of accounts, correspondence, court records, genealogical data, journals, land records, pictures, resolutions, speeches, and wills pertaining to Austin Peay or other members of the Peay family. Correspondents include Gordon Browning, Joseph W. Byrns, Calvin Coolidge, Thomas A. Edison, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alvin C. York, and numerous other prominent persons of the period. Much of the correspondence concerns Tennessee politics during the period 1922-49. Of note in the collection is a letter, 1925, from William Jennings Bryan concerning the upcoming Scopes Trial in Dayton.

Mf. 560  -- U.S. Tariff Records. Palmyra, Montgomery County, 1797-1802. 34 items. NA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of accounts, correspondence, a surety bond and oath for Morgan Brown (1758-1840), collector of U.S. Customs at Palmyra, an early port of entry in Montgomery County. Most correspondence is from the Comptroller's Office, U.S. Treasury Department, to Morgan Brown.

Mf. 561  -- Bradley County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1835-1960. 5 items. 41 vols. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a collection of various records concerning the history and growth of Bradley County, including store account books; scrapbooks concerning Bradley, McMinn, Polk, and James counties in Tennessee and Whitfield County, Georgia ; cemetery records; scrapbook concerning activities of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.; and assorted church records.

Mf. 562  -- Lee Family Records, ca. 1800-1960. 13 items. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The Lee Family Records includes genealogical data on the Lee, Atkins, Blankenship, Hicks, Isbell, Reagan, Torbett, Watson, and related families of Monroe County and surrounding areas.

Mf. 563  -- Woodbury Lodge No. 235, Free and Accepted Masons Records. Cannon County, 1859-1873. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the minutes of meetings of the Woodbury Lodge, No. 235.

Mf. 564  -- History Of Carson-Newman College, by William F. Hall. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This M.A. thesis, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1936, deals with the growth and progress of Carson-Newman College, Jefferson County, during the period 1849-1936.

Mf. 565  -- Chattanooga Automobile Club Records, 1907-1976. 100 items. 28 vols. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Chattanooga Automobile Club consist of the 1907 charter, amendments, bylaws and minutes of meetings, 1916-76, and scrapbooks concerning club activities. Also included are records of the Dixie Highway Association, an offshoot of the automobile club, including minutes of meetings, 1915-27, and numerous photographs of association activities.

Mf. 566  -- Lawrence County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1800-1940. 350 items. 21 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These assorted records concern the history and growth of Lawrence County, including papers of the Lawrence County Historical Society; scrapbooks; W.P.A. Project Index for the county; and various court and church records. Also included are Bible records and papers of the Alexander family of Giles County.

Mf. 567  -- Crockett County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1800 -1960. 250 items. 7 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are assorted records concerning the history and growth of Crockett County, including genealogical data for various early families; account books for the Moore family; accounts and business papers, ca. 1878-1910, of David A. Revell, a druggist; family papers of John C. Best (b. 1841); election commission minutes, 1871-75; records for the Cox Chapel Church of Christ, ca. 1877-1907; and photographs.

Mf. 568  -- Morgan County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1800-1974. 5 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection. These assorted papers reflect the history and growth of Morgan County, including records, 1892-1931, of the First Baptist Church in Wartburg; records, ca. 1846-1974, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, also in Wartburg; record book of the Congregation Wartburg (the Reformed Swiss Church); and history of the Etter family.

Mf. 569  -- Fayette County Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1807-1944. 40 items. 11 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These assorted papers reflect the history and growth of Fayette County, including records of the Somerville Masonic Lodge; records of the Williston Methodist Church ; photographs, historical sketch of the county; and various cemetery records.

Mf. 570  -- Sewell Family Records, ca. 1695-1976. 200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Extensive genealogical data on the Sewell (Seawell, Showell, Sowell) family of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina is included in this collection.

Mf. 571  -- Gardner Family Papers, 1809-1975. 17 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Gardner Family papers includes clippings and songs about the Gardner family of Weakley County, including information about prominent family members and maps of the area in which they lived.

Mf. 572  -- James H. Stonecipher Papers, 1814-1929. 32 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of James H. Stonecipher, landowner and resident of Smith County, consists mainly of correspondence, estate papers, and land records concerning the land holdings of James H. Stonecipher.

Mf. 573  -- Steamboat Log Books, 1874-1875. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the cashbook, ledgers, freight books, fuel books, cabin registers, and portage books for the steamers Emory City and Hugh Martin. These boats, both of which were captained by Jake Fritts, operated on the Upper Tennessee River.

Mf. 574  -- William Henry Harder Memoirs, 1861-1865. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection.
The memoir of Capt. William H. Harder (1830-1897), Co. D, 23rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States of America, is based on extensive notes taken by Harder throughout the four years of the Civil War. Harder was a resident of Perry County. RESTRICTED: Materials loaned for microfilming only. Literary rights are retained by the owner of the original.

Mf. 575  -- Christ Episcopal Church Records. Nashville, 1829-1939. 10 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Christ Episcopal Church include minutes of the vestry, 1829-1939; annual reports, 1875-84; reports of parish meetings, 1895-1937; convocation of Nashville, 1878-87; and records of the Nashville Clericus, 1914-28.

Mf. 576  -- Mount Olivet Cemetery Records. Nashville, 1844-1915. 8 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
These records consist of an account book, 1855-91, fully indexed; three volumes of interment records, arranged alphabetically, containing date, age, cause of death, and lot number; two stockholders' books, 1855-64, 1883-1915; lot record book, 1857-1915; and Confederate Circle scrapbook containing correspondence, photographs, clippings, and documents pertaining to the burial of Confederate soldiers at Mount Olivet. See also Mf. 1184, Mf. 1489 and Mf. 1490 for other Mount Olivet records.

Mf. 577  -- Mary's Chapel Baptist Church Records.   Lauderdale County, 1902-1948. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mary’s Chapel Baptist Church consist of the roll of pastors, 1902-48; roll of members, 1902-39; mission fund records for 1913; and minutes, 1906-48.

Mf. 578  -- Memphis Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records. 1862-1901. 5 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consists of minute books of the meetings of Conference members. The volumes also contain a list of districts and churches within the Conference, roll of members, and, in many cases, copies of resolutions adopted. See also Mf. 592.

Mf. 579  -- National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Records, Bicentennial Records, 1974-1976. 900 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection of records consist of information on the activities of the Tennessee Society, NSDAR, during the 1976 Bicentennial celebration. Also included is information on chapter activities for the period 1974-75. Information is included on church and cemetery projects, compilations of local histories, preservation of historic sites, and several other historical projects.

Mf. 580  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Gallatin, 1969-1976. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church consist primarily of minutes of session. Also included are annual statistical reports, budgets, congregational meeting minutes, sessional checklists, and a comparative stewardship study for the years 1961, 1964, and 1972. See also Mf. 257 for other records of this Sumner County church.

Mf. 581  -- Mount Olive Baptist Church Records. Knox County, 1837-1967. 2 items. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Mount Olive Baptist Church records consist of minute books which include the church constitution, membership list for the period 1904-35, financial reports, and resolutions. Also included are the church deeds, 1835, and survey map, 1868, for the church property. This church was originally known as the Mount of Olive Baptist Church.

Mf. 582  -- Sumner County Bank and Trust Company Records. Gallatin, 1904-1917. 1000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These records consist mainly of correspondence, 1905-1908, 1915-17, of the Board of Directors of the Sumner County Bank and Trust Company. Also included are accounts, letters, and minutes 1904-1905, for the Sumner County Training School.

Mf. 583  -- United Daughters of the Confederacy Records. Sumner County, 1900-1915. 1000 items. UDC. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the UDC, Clarke Chapter No. 13, Sumner County include membership applications for the UDC and other organizations including the Association of Confederate Soldiers, Children of the Confederacy, Cross of Service, and the Southern Cross of Honor. Also included are cemetery listings, correspondence, clippings, a history of the Clarke Chapter, memorials for deceased Confederate veterans and UDC members, and a regimental history of Co. K, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States of America, and a register for the Tennessee Division. See also Mf. 752, Mf. 959, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1276, Mf. 1326, Mf. 1369, Mf. 1411, Mf. 1479, Mf. 1532, Mf. 1582, Mf. 1638, Mf. 1687, Mf. 1705, Mf. 1755, Mf. 1849 and Mf. 1942 for additional UDC records.

Mf. 584  -- Woodland Presbyterian Church Records. Nashville, 1858-1958. 2 items. 13 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Woodland Presbyterian Church consist primarily of church registers and minutes of various organizations within the church, including the Women's Aid Society, the Women's Mission Society and the Ladies Foreign Missionary Society.

Mf. 585  -- Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records, 1841-1978. 9 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Hopewell Presbytery in Tennessee include records of the Double Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Milan; the Dresden Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dresden; the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Humboldt; the Goodsprings Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dresden; the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Sharon; the Humboldt Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Humboldt; the Mount Zion Church in Gleason; the New Salem Church in Dresden; and the Oliver's Chapel Church in Bedford. Most volumes contain the membership roll; registers of clerks, elders, deacons, trustees, and ministers; records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths; and the minutes of the church sessions.

Mf. 586  -- Caney Spring United Methodist Church Records. Marshall County, 1831-1963. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Caney Spring United Methodist Church consist of the church register, minute book of church conferences of the Chapel Hill Circuit, historical sketch of the church, and a history of the missionary society.

Mf. 587  -- Kingston Springs Hotel Register. Cheatham County, 1896-1969. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These records consist of the register of the hotel for the years 1896-1969, and including the names of many out-of-state visitors.

Mf. 588  -- Memphis Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records. Tennessee Annual Conference, 1866-1909. 9 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Tennessee Annual Conference consist of minutes, 1866-1909. See also Mf. 590 for other records of the Tennessee Annual Conference of the Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church.

Mf. 589  -- Freewill Baptist Church Records. Lawrence County, 1915-1946. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Volume of quarterly meeting minutes including the constitution and bylaws of the organization, followed by the minutes of each meeting, 1915-46.

Mf. 590  -- Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records. Tennessee Annual Conference, 1879-1939. 6 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The minutes of the annual conferences includes lists of boards and committees, appointments of ministers by districts, reports, and roll of the conference. See also Mf. 588 for other records of the Tennessee Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Mf. 591  -- Methodist Episcopal Church Records, 1773-1844. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Minutes of the annual conferences include names of ministers, bishops, presiding elders, location of churches, and total members in conferences by district and necrology. See also Mf. 588, 590, 592, 594, 595, 682, 688 and 719 for other records of annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church.

Mf. 592  -- Memphis Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records, 1921-1977. 57 vols. TSLA. 5 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Memphis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South consist of yearbooks, 1921-77. See also Mf. 578 for other records of the Memphis Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Mf. 593  -- Records of Cumberland Presbyterian, Methodist, and United Presbyterian Churches, Franklin County, 1857-1977. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Franklin County churches include Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Marble Plains Methodist Church in Winchester, the Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and the Cowan Fellowship United Presbyterian Church. Most volumes include minutes of session; registers of elders, deacons, pastors, communicants, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; financial reports; and statistical reports.

Mf. 594  -- Evangelical United Brethren Church; United Methodist Church 1947-1969. 23 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Tennessee Conferences of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, 1947-67, and the United Methodist Church, 1968-69, include lists of officers, minutes of conference meetings, financial reports, building reports, evangelism reports, education reports, and resolutions. See also Mf. 591, 595, 682, 688 and 719 for other records of the annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church.

Mf. 595  -- Methodist Episcopal Church, South and the Methodist Church Records, 1939-1967. 30 vols. TSLA. 4 Reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the Methodist Church consist of general minutes, 1939-67. See also Mf. 591, 594, 682, 688 and 719 for other records of the annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Church.

Mf. 596  -- Trinity Church, Episcopal, Records. Franklin County, 1859-1951. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Trinity Church, Episcopal, consist of baptisms, marriages, confirmations, and burials, 1859-1951. The names of many prominent Tennesseans appear in the register, including those of the family members of Governor Peter Turney (1827-1903).

Mf. 597  -- Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records, 1898-1979. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records for churches in Carroll, Gibson, and Weakly counties, include Barren Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie, Mill Creek Church, Oak Hill Church, Shiloh Church, and the Trezevant Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Most volumes include the membership rolls; registers of clerks, elders, deacons, and ministers; record of deaths, statistical reports, and minutes of the church sessions.

Mf. 598  -- Oak Grove Baptist Church Records. Robertson County, 1859-1975. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Oak Grove Baptist Church include registers consisting primarily of membership lists and minutes; scrapbook with clippings, bulletins, and some church minutes; and a book of specifications for additions and alterations to the church, written in 1958.

Mf. 599  -- Concord Presbyterian Church Records. Gibson County, 1854-1971. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Concord Presbyterian Church consist of minutes of session, and registers of pastors, elders, deacons, communicants, and baptisms. The church is now Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

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