History and Genealogy

Robert H. Cartmell Diaries

Robert H. Cartmell (1828-1915), a Madison County, Tennessee farmer, documented the nature of his farm operation beginning in 1853. There are thirty-three volumes of diaries that contain full commentaries related to the running of his farm, the weather, and the fluctuations of the cotton market.


The Patricia Murphy Genealogical Collection, 1675-1994, consists of genealogical research compiled by the donor concerning the family name Murphy as well as various other related families. The majority of the collection consists of lineage charts, census records, photographs, newspaper clippings, applications for organizations and pensions, family bible records, wills, and correspondence.


Collection consists of genealogical research relating to the Frazer and Murfree families as well as its connecting branches. These records primarily contain photocopied research relating to the history of these families. There are two folders in Box 1 that hold information regarding Berrien family membership in the Society of the Cincinnati. Rose also compiled detailed genealogy trees and booklets for several of the family branches. Genealogical booklets authored and provided by donor.

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