History and Genealogy

YELLOW CREEK CHURCH (DICKSON COUNTY, TENN.) LEDGER, 1925-1963

The Yellow Creek Church Ledger includes the ledger of the “old school or predestinated Baptist Church of Christ composing the original Yellow Creek Church,” which originally met at the Seals School House. It contains the church’s constitution and amendments, a brief sketch of the troubles the church faced in April 1925, and congregational minutes. Marjorie Cook, of Nashville, Tennessee, loaned the Yellow Creek Church Ledger to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for microfilming. The collection consists of .5 cubic feet and there are no restrictions.

WILLIAM G. CLARK FAMILY LETTERS, 1861-1864

The William G. Clark Family Letters consists of family correspondence to William and Emily Clark of Jordan’s Valley, Rutherford County, Tennessee from their three sons, James A., R. Newton, and William G., and their son-in-law, Moses Woodfin, who served in Company D, 45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. during the Civil War. James A. was a prisoner at Rock Island, Illinois; both Newton and William G. perished at the Battle of Missionary Ridge in November 1863. The letters concern family news, prison conditions, and the deaths of Newton and William G. Clark. Brandy English, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, loaned the William G. Clark Family Letters to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for microfilming. The collection consists of .5 cubic feet and there are no restrictions.

CANTRELL-DOWDY COLLECTION, 1910-1982

Consists of materials collected by Ouida K. Cantrell and Hubert F. Dowdy, who were brother- and sister-in-law by marriage of Ouida’s sister, Carolyn Junita Cantrell. The collection includes work-related files from Dowdy during his employment with the Tullahoma Engineer Redistribution Center and research from Cantrell on the history of Paris, Tennessee. Also included are personal files for both individuals. Most of the collection covers the history of Paris, Tennessee, and war-related information from Dowdy’s time working for the military during World War II. These materials include booklets, brochures, certificates, war ration books, correspondence, newspaper clippings, employment applications, genealogy research, phone directories, and photographs.

TIMS FORD DAM AND STATE PARK SCRAPBOOKS AND J. W. WEAVER INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT, 1962-1994

The Tims Ford Dam and State Park Scrapbooks and J. W. Weaver Interview Transcript consist primarily of five scrapbooks dating from 1962-1980. Compiled by Clayton and Louise Ervin, the scrapbooks are a history of Tims Ford Dam located in Franklin and Moore counties. They include newspaper and periodical clippings, copies of legal records, and correspondence. Also included is a transcript of an interview with J. W. Weaver conducted by Tims Ford State Park Manager Bob Rees, Regional Interpreter John Froeschauer, and Seasonal Naturalist Shane Farnor, dated 1994. George W. Reed of Winchester, Tennessee, loaned the Tims Ford Dam and State Park Scrapbooks and J. W. Weaver Interview Transcript to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. There are no restrictions on the use of the materials and copies may be made for individual or scholarly use. For commercial use, or where there might be a potential copyright infringement, the user should obtain permission from the owner/publisher of the materials.

ROE FAMILY GENEALOGICAL DATA, 1832-2006

The Roe Family Genealogical Data consists of genealogy research concerning the history of the Roe Family from Louisa County, Virginia, and Robertson County, Tennessee. Other family branches included are the Carols, Elmores, Dorrises, and Bartholomews of the Oakland community in Robertson County, Tennessee. The collection contains photographs, census records, court records, bible records, marriage licenses, and wills. Joe Howard Brown of Springfield, Tennessee, loaned the Roe Family Genealogical Data to The Tennessee State Library and Archives for microfilming. The collection retains the compiler’s original order. It consists of 1 cubic foot of materials and there are no restrictions.

NANCY LAWHORN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH PAPERS, approximately 1840-1987

The Nancy Lawhorn Genealogical Research Papers include bible records, handwritten notes, lineage charts, census data, newspaper clippings and articles concerning the family names of Kirkpatrick, Wynnes, Firestone, Runyan, Higdon, and Williams. Nancy Kirkpatrick Lawhorn compiled the Nancy Lawhorn Genealogical Research Papers. Upon Mrs. Lawhorn’s death, her niece, Miss Olive Bratton of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, received the collection and loaned it to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for microfilming. The collection consists of 1 cubic foot of materials and there are no restrictions.

MASONIC LODGE #653 (ETOWAH, TENN.) LEDGERS, 1905-1960

The Masonic Lodge #653 (Etowah, Tenn.) Ledgers, 1905-1960, holds eight ledgers containing the names of board members, meeting locations, previous meeting minutes, accounting notes, and various activities pertaining to the lodge. James P. Swayne of Etowah, Tennessee, loaned The Masonic Lodge #653 Ledgers to the State Library and Archives for microfilming. The collection consists of 2 cubic feet of materials and there are no restrictions.

MOSES HELM FAMILY RESEARCH PAPERS

The microfilm publication of the Moses Helm Family Research Papers was a gift from Bob Law of Nashville, Tennessee. The collection consists of 6 rolls of 35 mm microfilm filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). GSU specifies the following restriction: “By contract with GSU and the owners of the records on the microfilm, it may not be sold or duplicated except under limited circumstances. For further information contact Family History Center Support, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.” The 7-digit number on the side of each reel is the GSU identification number for this film. The collection consists of the background, or working, files for the research and publication of the book Moses Helm by Bob Law and Clyde Smith in 1995. This published work is available in TSLA holdings in print form at call number CS71 .H479 1995 as well as an expanded 2nd edition on compact disc at CD 33. The papers primarily relate to Moses Helm and the Helm family of the United States. The published volume is indexed and is divided into chapters by generation but does not include a narrative or overview on the history of the family. There does appear to be a Tennessee component to the family history.

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