ROBERT BARTON PURYEAR GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION, 1768-2006

Collection consists of photocopied genealogical research relating to the Puryear family and its related branches. The research includes articles, correspondence, birth and death certificates, cemetery records, muster rolls, wills, newspaper clippings, and pedigree charts. Puryear was a history enthusiast who specialized in Tennessee and Virginia state history. Therefore, numerous photocopied articles on topics such as the Cumberland Compact, John Donelson, Morgan’s Riflemen, John Cotten, Lord Dunmore’s War, and the Battle of the Bluffs are included.