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Guide to Manuscript Materials on Microfilm : MF. 600 - MF. 699

Mf. 600  -- Taylor, Baggett, and Mason Families Collection, 1765-1978. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection contains data on the Taylor, Baggett, and Mason families of Virginia, North Carolina, and Robertson County, Tennessee.

Mf. 601  -- James K. Polk Memorial Association Auxiliary Scrapbooks, 1913-1972. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The scrapbooks of the James K. Polk Memorial Association Auxiliary, Maury County, contain clippings, programs, and photographs concerning the organization's activities.

Mf. 602  -- St. Luke's Episcopal Church Records. Bradley County, 1867-1970. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church consist of registers and a volume of vestry minutes. The registers include an index of names; minutes; and records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, communicants and burials.

Mf. 603  -- City Of Gallatin Records, 1874-1978. 13 vols. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the city of Gallatin consist of minutes of the city council meetings for the period 1874-1978. There are gaps for the period 1874-79 and 1888-98.

Mf. 604  -- Tennessee Dental Association Records, 1977-1978. 13 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 16mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates, 1977-78.

Mf. 605  -- Letters and Papers Relating to the Ancestors and Relatives of Albert Theodore Goodloe and Sallie Louisa Cockrile, Collected by Their Son, Granville Goodloe, 1674-ca 1895. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This film is a copy of a four volume set titled, “Letters and Papers Relating to the Ancestors and Relatives of Albert Theodore Goodloe and Sallie Louisa Cockrile, Collected by Their Son, Granville Goodloe.” Data on the Goodloe family of Virginia and Davidson County, Tennessee, includes correspondence, pedigree charts, a family sketch titled, “Goodloe Family History,” and a name index to the photographs.

Mf. 606  -- Trinity-in-the-Fields Church, Episcopal Records. Tipton County, 1837-1973. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Trinity-in-the-Fields Church consist of the church register, which includes the church history, and lists of families, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and offerings.

Mf. 607  -- Nathaniel D. Cross Collection, 1829-1866. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The collection of Nathaniel Cross (1802-1866), prominent educator of Nashville and founder of the Bandusia Seminary, includes three roll books for the seminary, 1852-66, which contain the students' tuition payment records; Cross’s journal, in which he made notes on philosophy and the history of Nashville schools; the librarian's book of the Erosophian Society at the University of Nashville; and the diary, 1849-52, of Cross’s son Nathaniel Davison Cross.

Mf. 608  -- Methodist Episcopal Church, South Records. 1857-1874. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Nashville Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South consist of minutes of the quarterly meetings, 1857-74.

Mf. 609  -- Bert Anderson Roller Papers, 1917-1934. 1000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers include articles, clippings, correspondence, pictures and school records of Bert Anderson Roller (1893-1934), author, editor, lecturer, and professor of English at George Peabody College, Nashville. Much of his correspondence concerns his experiences in World War I as a member of Battery E, 114th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, and his efforts in later years to expand the holdings of the library at George Peabody College. Articles are primarily short stories and poems published by Roller in the Peabody Reflector.

Mf. 610  -- James Douglas Anderson Papers, 1854-1951. 3070 items. 10 vols. TSLA. 6 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
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This collection consists of articles, correspondence, diary, memoirs, accounts, genealogical data, legal documents, pictures, court records, land records, and other items relating to James Douglas Anderson (1867-1948), a journalist, lawyer, and resident of Davidson County. Anderson was a prominent local historian, and his papers are an excellent source on the history of Davidson County, especially that of the Madison community.

The bulk of the collection covers the period 1888-1948. Subjects discussed in Anderson's articles include public schools, the TVA, the League of Nations, women's suffrage, Northern behavior toward the South, the proposed repeal of the poll tax, thoroughbred horses, tariffs, various political campaigns, prohibition, the tension of the European situation in the 1930s, the progress of the American war effort in the 1940s, labor unions, and agriculture. His political journalism is useful as an example of the conservative Democratic vision of the Old South, Reconstruction, and Roosevelt 's New Deal policies.

Mr. Anderson was deeply involved in turn-of-the-century Tennessee politics, and his correspondents include William Brimmage Bate, Theodore Bilbo, William Jennings Bryan, Edward Ward Carmack, William Carroll, Jacob McGavock Dickinson, Isham Green Harris, Edwin Litton Hickman, Marquis James, Josiah Patterson, and Robert Love Taylor. There is a good name index to the correspondence. Register available.

Mf. 611  -- Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records, 1891-1979. 23 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Cumberland Presbyterian churches in Carroll, Gibson, and Weakley counties, include registers for the Bradford Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1925-79; the Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1972-79; the Davidson Chapel Church, 1906-79; the Double Springs Church, 1964-79; the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1963-67; the Gleason Church, 1921-79; the Humboldt Church, 1974-79; the New Hope Church, 1891-1930; the Pilgrim's Rest Church, 1954-78; and the Pleasant Green Church, 1928-79. Although a few of the volumes have only the roll of members and minutes of session, most of them also contain registers of elders, deacons and ministers, and roll of baptisms.

Mf. 612  -- Moore, Daly, and King Hardware Company Account Book. Giles County, 1890. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These records consist of the company's accounts with individual customers.

Mf. 613  -- Choate Brothers Grocery Store Account Book. Giles County, 1892-1894. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of the accounts of individual customers. Also included is the assignment of goods after the grocery store went bankrupt.

Mf. 614  -- Huntland Lodge No. 55, Free and Accepted Masons Records. Franklin County, 1891-1903. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These Masonic records consist of minutes of meetings and a membership list.

Mf. 615  -- James Madison Oliver Diary, 1864. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This diary consists of notes about the condition of many of the patients J. M. Oliver (1840-1900) helped care for while serving as hospital attendant with the 15th Tennessee Cavalry, Confederate States of America, also known as 19/20 Consolidated Cavalry.

Mf. 616  -- Florence Presbyterian Church Records. Rutherford County, 1913-1928. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Florence Presbyterian Church consist of minutes of session, 1913-28, and a few baptismal records.

Mf. 617  -- Mason and McIntosh Families Collection, ca. 1430-1936. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is genealogical data on the Mason and McIntosh families of Robertson County, Tennessee, and Logan County, Kentucky. Also included are family pictures and supporting papers.

Mf. 618  -- J. D. Hall Account Book, ca. 1881-1899. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of J. D. Hall, a physician, of Rutherford County, include his medical calls, accounts, and some records of prescriptions given.

Mf. 619  -- National Bank of Smyrna Records. Rutherford County, 1911-1913. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the National Bank of Smyrna consist of the bank's accounts with its patrons for the period 1911-13.

Mf. 620  -- Luther Meade Blackman Papers, 1857-1919. 3800 items. 3 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These papers concern the career of Luther M. Blackman (1834-1919), businessman, public official, soldier, member of the Tennessee General Assembly, and journalist of Eve Mills, Monroe County (later Loudon County). The majority of the papers are military records kept by Blackman as Major and Quartermaster of the First (later Fourth) East Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA, during the Civil War. Also included are claims, correspondence, court records, and speeches.

Mf. 621  -- Joseph Smith Fowler Papers, 1816-1939. 43 items. 4 vols. UCLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the papers of Joseph Smith Fowler (1820-1902), U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1866-71; state comptroller; college professor and president; and attorney. Included are letters, speeches, genealogical data, newspaper clippings, legal records, licenses, and some miscellaneous items. Much of the collection is personal and familial, but Fowler was senator during a tumultuous period in Tennessee 's history, and some of his speeches and correspondence relate to Radical Reconstruction, Andrew Johnson's impeachment, and other political matters.

Mf. 622  -- City Of Somerville Records, 1853-1915. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These city records consist of the original town charter with amendments; laws and ordinances; minutes of meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen; the city budget, and docket of fines for this Fayette County community.

Mf. 623  -- Confederate Military and Financial Board. Nashville, 1861. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of the Confederate Military and Financial Board, based in Tennessee. This board had authority over early military operations, ordered the building of Forts Donelson and Henry, and generally supervised the provisioning of supplies for western Confederate army operations. Volume I consists primarily of letters and orders emanating from this military supply board for the western theatre of Confederate operations. These documents predate the capture of Nashville by Federal forces in February of 1862. Volume II consists of telegrams, many of which concern efforts to supply the Confederate army in the Tennessee area with war material. Correspondents include several prominent Tennesseans such as William G. Harding, Neill Brown, Felix Zollicoffer, and Isham G. Harris.

Mf. 624  -- Mt. Zion Baptist Church Records. Kentucky, 1822-1860. 113 items. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The records of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church located across the state line from Montgomery County, contain minutes of meetings, church letters, subscriptions, receipts, and correspondence with other churches.

Mf. 625  -- David Henley Papers, 1748-1823. 50 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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The papers of David Henley (1748-1823), Revolutionary Army officer and War Department agent, includes Henley ’s correspondence, which deals with Indian affairs in the Territory South of the River Ohio, depositions, bills, and memoranda. Henley was the purchasing agent for the U.S. War Department during Tennessee ’s territorial and early statehood period. Correspondents include David Campbell, Cole Claiborne, Robert Hays, Seth Lewis, John Overton, John Rhea, and James Robertson.

Mf. 626  -- McGavock-Hayes Family Papers, 1839-1887. 250 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers center around the family of Oliver Bliss Hayes (1783-1858) and Oliver Bliss Hayes, Jr. (1825-1868) of Davidson and Williamson Counties. Included are legal documents, bills of sale, memorabilia, correspondence, articles, accounts, and notices, some of which concern the Civil War. Register available. See also Mf. 97, Mf. 742, and Mf. 1218 for additional material on the McGavock-Hayes family.

Mf. 627  -- Morton Boyte Howell Papers, 1799-1960. 2.52 linear feet. 6 reels, 35mm.
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The papers of Morton Boyte Howell (1834-1909), teacher, lawyer, Mayor of Nashville, and Clark and Master of the Chancery Court are composed of correspondence, accounts, clippings, diaries, memoirs, estate papers, genealogical data, legal papers, photographs, wills, and writings.

There are approximately 600 family letters of which the largest portion was written by Alfred, the eldest brother of Morton Boyte Howell. The bulk of his letters were written after he went to Texas in 1852.

The collection includes the correspondence of Robert Boyte Crawford Howell, Morton’s Baptist minister father, 1843-1862; his pastor’s book with the records of baptisms, deaths, and membership records for all his charges in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee, 1820-1867; his marriage book containing a list by year of all marriages performed by him from 1827-1868; and a number of his published and unpublished writings. One interesting item is a transcription of a letter written by Robert Howell to Andrew Johnson while he was military governor of Tennessee explaining why he would not take the oath of allegiance.

The twenty-five John Meigs’ letters contain valuable information about Nashville in the 1850s. He described the buildings under construction; discussed political happenings; and the many changes taking place in the city at that time. Meigs illustrated his letters with drawings.

In addition there are diaries of (1) George B. Elliott (brother-in-law of Morton) kept on a trip to Europe in 1875; (2) Isabelle Howard Elliott, (later Mrs. Morton B. Howell), 1853-1854; and (3) Richard Dallam Toy (Morton’s grandfather) 1799-1811, kept while at sea just prior to the War of 1812.

Mf. 628  -- P. M. Radford Papers, 1825-1902. 97 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers consist of church histories, biographies, sermons, and a few miscellaneous items collected by P. M. Radford (1825-1902), Senior Warden of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Nashville and historiographer, Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Tennessee, 1887-97.

Mf. 629  -- Finis James Garrett Papers, 1905-1916. 3000 items. TSLA. 5 reels. 35 mm.
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The papers of Finis Garrett (1875-1956), Democratic Representative in Congress, 1905-29, and Judge of the U.S. Court of Customs and Patents Appeals, 1929-56 are composed of correspondence primarily from his first three years in Congress. Requests for recommendations, speaking engagements, help with debates, free seed distributed by the Department of Agriculture, help in obtaining indemnity for property stolen or damaged in the Civil War, and for help in obtaining pensions make up a large part of the correspondence. Most of the rest of the collection deals with political topics of the period. Among the prominent correspondents are E. W. Carmack, Malcolm R. Patterson, and Wardlaw Steele.

Mf. 630  -- Mary Kirkpatrick Tinsley Diary, 1891-1894. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The diary kept by Mary Tinsley (1827-1897) of Clay County describes her daily activities and gives a detailed report of the daily weather.

Mf. 631  -- Collier Family Account Books, 1825-1906. 50 items. 46 vols. TSLA. 7 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection consist mainly of the account books of the Collier family general stores in Dickson County. Also included are a letter written from Nashville during the Civil War to C. W. Collier, a copy of the bylaws and ordinances of the town of Charlotte, and photographs of the Collier family and the interior of one of the general stores.

Mf. 632  -- Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1879-1962. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of a register of interments in the Nashville City Cemetery for the period 1879-1962. See Mf. 139, Mf. 659 and Mf. 1412 for additional records of Nashville City Cemetery.

Mf. 633  -- Windrow General Store Account Books. Rutherford County, 1848-1855. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The volumes consist of accounts with individual customers of the general store which belonged to Travis Windrow.

Mf. 634  -- Rocky Valley Baptist Church Records. Wilson County, 1852-1979. 11 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Rocky Valley Baptist Church consist of church roll books, minutes, records of individual contributions, and historical information.

Mf. 635  -- First Baptist Church Records. Lebanon, 1882-1978. 37 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Baptist Church include the church registers and minutes, 1882-1978, for this Wilson County church.

Mf. 636  -- Fain Family Records, ca. 1730-ca. 1970.  12 vols. TSLA. 4 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of ten volumes compiled and organized by Frank Buchanan Fain of Knoxville. His work was based on the genealogical research of his great-uncle, William Deaderick Fain, who died in 1888.

Mf. 637  -- Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland   Presbyterian Church Records. Carroll, Gibson, and Weakley Counties, 1946-1979. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These volumes include records of the Camden, Dresden, Greenfield, Hopewell, Martin, Mount Zion, New Salem, Obion Chapel, and Sharon Cumberland Presbyterian Churches. Most volumes include register of members, register of church officers and minutes of the sessions.

Mf. 638  -- Gardner Family Records, ca. 1800-ca. 1950.  2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Gardner family, primarily of Weakley County, consist of newspaper clippings, sketches, and excerpts from county histories.

Mf. 639  -- Charles L. Moffatt Funeral Home Records. Coffee County, 1903-1914. 75 items. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These volumes consist of registers of funerals kept by the funeral home in Tullahoma, and burial permits issued by the registrar. Information in the registers includes name of deceased, age at time of death, cause of death, dates of death and burial, casket size, and accounts involved in the cost of the funeral. The sexton kept the burial permits and listed name of deceased, cause of death, date permit was issued, and name of registrar.

Mf. 640  -- Frederick Fowler Papers, 1861-1906. 40 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Frederick Fowler (1817-1902), Union soldier in the Civil War and Michigan State Senator, consist primarily of letters to his wife and family written during his military service, 1861-63. Also included are various miscellaneous accounts, ca. 1885-1906.

Mf. 641  -- Thomas Senter Walker Record Book, 1808-ca. 1864. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Rev. Thomas Senter Walker, Methodist circuit-riding minister in East Tennessee, consist of proceedings of the quarterly meeting conferences held for the Carters Valley Circuit and records of contributions collected in various communities.

Mf. 642  -- Somerville Reporter and Falcon Records. Fayette County, 1882-1906. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The scrapbooks consist of clippings recording events and times in Somerville around the turn of the century.

Mf. 643  -- Rankin Family Records, ca. 1600-1955. 2000 items. TSLA. 8 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records include an extensive genealogy of the Rankin family, beginning with its origin in the British Isles, through its settlement in America, and migration into Kentucky and Tennessee.

Mf. 644  -- The Election of 1896 in the Tenth Congressional District Of Tennessee, by Marilyn Johnson Hutton, 1978. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This is a dissertation on the historical background leading up to the controversial election between Josiah Patterson and Edward Ward Carmack, both Democrats. Detailed discussion is included of the issues involved, among which were the role of black voters, the two-party system, industrialization versus a rural economy, and, most importantly, the silver question.

Mf. 645  -- First Congregational Church Records. Memphis, 1909. 18 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Congregational Church, Shelby County consist of blueprints of the church building.

Mf. 646  -- Ladies' Hermitage Association Records. Nashville, 1889-1969. 11 vols. THS. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of scrapbooks with clippings charting the activities of the organization from its inception to the late 1960s. Five of the original volumes belong to the Association; six others are part of the THS collection of Bettie M. Donelson Papers.

Mf. 647  -- Methodist Church Records, Northern Branch, 1866-1888 and 1905-1925. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These volumes contain the minutes of the conferences of the Northern Branch of the Methodist Church, which took place immediately following the Civil War. Included are discussions about the organization of the Freedmen's Aid Society, Walden College, Meharry Medical School, and twenty-one other black schools. Conference rolls are given for the various meetings. The volume covering the years 1888 to 1905 is missing.

Mf. 648  -- Grace Baptist Church Records. Davidson County, 1910-1956. 9 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Grace Baptist Church consist primarily of minutes of meetings and bulletins. The volumes for the years 1910-17 include the church roll and register of officers, and Volume I gives the history of the church's organization. Also included is a volume on the history of the Women's Missionary Society.

Mf. 649  -- Calvary United Methodist Church Records. Davidson County, 1942-1980. 5 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Calvary United Methodist Church consist primarily of reports to the Quarterly and Annual Conferences. Included are the official rolls; attendance records; and treasurers', trustees', pastors', and local church reports. Volume I is the church register, which is comprised of the register of baptisms and rolls of members, marriages, and deaths.

Mf. 650  -- Charity Circle Records. Murfreesboro, 1910-1929 and 1941-1979. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of this Rutherford County organization consist of membership lists and minutes of meetings. Also included is a volume entitled The Murfreesboro Cookbook, compiled and edited by the Girls' Charity Circle in 1914.

Mf. 651  -- William Cowan Lee Account Books, 1888-1924. 10 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of William Cowan Lee (1844-1924), Bradley County physician, consist of ledgers kept by Lee, which concern his medical practice.

Mf. 652  -- Savage Family Records, 1837-1903. 5 items. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist primarily of account books of the general stores of George and Lucien Savage in McMinnville. Also included are a few items pertaining to the Civil War military service of Lt. Col. John H. Savage, Field & Staff officer of the 16th Tennessee Infantry.

Mf. 653  -- First United Methodist Church Records. Lawrenceburg, 1909-1979. 20 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First United Methodist Church, Lawrence County, consist of membership records, Quarterly Conference records, official Board minutes, Women's Missionary Society minutes, and the yearbook and Church Directory for 1933.

Mf. 654  -- Thomas Jefferson Barnes Papers, 1812-1956. 4000 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
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The papers of Thomas Jefferson Barnes (1883-1956), postman, historian, and genealogist of Warren County, consist of genealogical data for approximately 500 families; records for about forty cemeteries and thirteen churches; and copies of public records, including county records and an 1812 tax list for Warren County. Typed index available.

Mf. 655  -- Belle Meade United Methodist Church Records. Nashville, 1951-1980. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Belle Meade United Methodist Church, Davidson County, consist of membership rolls 1951-80, and baptismal records 1951-65.

Mf. 656  -- Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association Records. Nashville, 1909-1965. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of minutes of the annual meetings and membership rosters. At the beginning of the second volume are the constitution and bylaws of the organization, written in 1909.

Mf. 657  -- Caroline Clark Crockett Papers, ca. 1800-1959. 6600 items. TSLA. 7 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
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The collection consists of genealogical data for approximately 450 families primarily in Middle Tennessee, compiled by Caroline C. Crockett (1867-1959), genealogist and civic leader of Nashville. Typed index available.

Mf. 658  -- Hopewell Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records, 1871-1980. 21 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Cumberland Presbyterian churches in Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Weakley counties, include records for the Atwood Cumberland Presbyterian Church; the Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McLemoresville; the Cool Springs Church in Milan; the Gum Spring Church in Paris; the Meridian Church; the Milan Church; and the Mill Creek Church in Puryear. Most volumes consist of lists of members, clerks, elders, trustees, and ministers; record of baptisms; minutes of session; and church histories.

Mf. 659  -- Old City Cemetery Records. Nashville, 1822-1980. 10,000 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of this Davidson County cemetery consist of interment files. At the end of the records are the burial files of black people who did not own lots, although the records of those who owned lots are interfiled with the rest of the cards. See also Mf. 139, Mf. 632 and Mf. 1412 for additional records of this cemetery.

Mf. 660  -- Lucius Edward Burch Papers, 1921-1959. 300 items. 41 vols. TSLA. 6 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These papers consist primarily of the diaries of Lucius E. Burch (1874-1959), prominent Nashville surgeon. Burch recorded observations on world happenings, his practice, sports events, and family news. Also included are correspondence from his family, friends, and colleagues; clippings concerning members of his family; notes and mementos sent to him by his grandchildren; and various invitations and notices. Register available.

Mf. 661  -- Rachel Carter Craighead Diaries, 1855-1911. 10 items. 20 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
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The diaries of Rachel Carter Craighead (1830-1934), provide a glimpse of life among Nashville's upper class from ante-bellum days to the early twentieth century. The earlier entries describe the life of a young schoolgirl, while later ones record the hardships endured by Rachel Craighead and her family during the Union occupation of Nashville. This is one of the best Civil War diaries to show the travails faced by civilians, particularly those of Confederate sympathies in the occupied city of Nashville. General Grant actually boarded for awhile at the Craighead house.

The entries after the war and in later life record the family's adjustment to an altered society. In addition to personal and family information Rachel Craighead wrote extensively of current events. A few family letters are included in the collection.

Mf. 662  -- Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church Records. Washington County, 1827-1953. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Records of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church consist primarily of lists of members and minutes of the business meetings, the latter including treasurers' reports. Some volumes include a list of officers, and Volume I contains the church covenant, 1828.

Mf. 663  -- William Jones Diaries, 1870-1884 and Account Book, 1845-1855. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The diaries of William Jones of Robertson County, recount primarily neighborhood happenings, family news, details about his farm, and daily observations on the weather. His personal account book covers the years 1845-55.

Mf. 664  -- Castle Hall Rowena Lodge No. 21, Knights of Pythias and Howard Lodge No. 13, International Order of Odd Fellows Records. Sumner County, 1900-1909. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of lodges of the Knights of Pythias, 1900-03, and International Order of Odd Fellows, 1905-09, consist primarily of minutes of the meetings. Also included in the records of the Howard Lodge No. 13 is the officers' roll book.

Mf. 665  -- Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Giles County, 1880-1969. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mt. Moriah Cumberland Presbyterian Church include the minutes of session; statistical reports; registers of infant baptisms, church officers, deaths, marriages, and members; and church history.

Mf. 666  -- Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Records, 1935-1964. 200 items. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Tennessee State Organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society consist of the correspondence of state and national officers, 1935-46; committee reports; treasurers' reports, 1937-39; and state convention minutes, 1948-64. The correspondence concerns society business and future projects.

Mf. 667  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Clarksville, 1953-1980. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First Presbyterian Church, Montgomery County, are primarily composed of the church register and meeting minutes. Volume I, the register, includes the roll of pastors, 1953-74; roll of elders, 1960-80; roll of deacons, 1960-80; roll of trustees, 1959-80; register of communicants; register of deaths, 1962-80; register of marriages, 1964-78; and register of baptisms, 1962-79. Volume II consists of minutes of session and congregational meeting minutes, 1962-73, and Volume III contains minutes of session and congregational meeting minutes, 1974-80.

Mf. 668  -- Chamber of Commerce Records. Nashville, 1889-1973. 38 items. 91 vols. TSLA. 10 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist primarily of minute books of the meetings of the Board of Governors, 1914-70; Executive Committee, 1942-61; other committees, 1910-36; and scrapbooks, 1912-73, containing pictures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other items which reflect the history of the city from the perspective of the Chamber of Commerce. Other items include the files of Wilbur Creighton, Jr., former president of the Chamber of Commerce, and supplementary scrapbooks.

These records are significant for the insight they provide into the Nashville business community's twentieth century strategies for economic development. Register available.

Mf. 669  -- Prentice Andrew Pugh Papers, 1896-1963. 100 items. 17 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of Prentice Andrew Pugh (1881-1963), Episcopal priest and rector of the Church of the Advent in Nashville, 1916-55. The scrapbooks include primarily newspaper clippings concerning Pugh, his family, members of his parish, and events pertaining to the Episcopal Church in the area. Other items include correspondence regarding Pugh's twenty-fifth anniversary with the church and his retirement, certificates of membership in various civic organizations, Pugh's memoir, a collection of his sermons delivered in 1952-53, and a brief biographical sketch.

Mf. 670  -- Crawford Family Records, ca. 1700-1958. 2 items. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records on the Crawford and related families primarily of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Information is included on the Perkins, Gilliam, Turner, Tatom, and Potts families.

Mf. 671  -- Goodfield Baptist Church Records. Meigs County, 1827-1879. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Goodfield Baptist Church consist of minutes of meetings. This church is now known as the Decatur Baptist Church.

Mf. 672  -- Hopewell Presbyterian Church Records. Dandridge, 1822-1920. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Jefferson County, consist primarily of minutes of session and membership lists.

Mf. 673  -- Baird Family Papers, ca. 1820-1970. 1000 items. 11 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of the Baird family of Lebanon consist primarily of genealogical data on the Baird and related families; deeds and land records, 1838-1925; and newspaper clippings, some of which concern World War II, such as General Jonathon Wainwright's account of the capture of the Bataan peninsula.

Mf. 674  -- Harry Russell Caldwell Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1960. 44 items. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of Harry Russell Caldwell (1876-ca. 1970), naturalist and evangelistic missionary of the Methodist Church in China, includes articles, sermons, notes on natural history, book manuscripts, and Caldwell 's autobiography. Among the subjects covered in the articles are Chinese life and customs, religion, natural history, and big-game hunting. Caldwell was a native of Athens, McMinn County.

Mf. 675  -- James Striegel Tate Papers, 1742-1980. 2000 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm.
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This collection consists of genealogical data on the Tate family of Virginia and Grundy and Warren counties, Tennessee, compiled by James Striegel Tate (1910-1980) of Nashville. Included are charts, correspondence, land records, marriage and Bible records, and other types of supporting papers. Included is data on the Allen, Bost, Mitchell, Price, and Striegel families.

Mf. 676  -- Jack Knox Scrapbooks, 1932-1936 and 1964-1966. 7 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the scrapbooks of Jack Knox (1910-1985), prominent Nashville political cartoonist for the Nashville Banner and the Chattanooga Free-Press. The scrapbooks consist primarily of his political cartoons from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Nashville Evening Tennessean and the Nashville Banner. Personal correspondence and newspaper articles make up a small part of the collection.

Mf. 677  -- Riverside Methodist Church Records. Wayne County, 1881-1977. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Riverside Methodist Church consist of the church registers for three churches in Perry and Wayne counties, which merged in 1961 to become the Riverside Methodist Church of Wayne County, close to the Perry line. Included is a volume each on the Antioch Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Perry County; the New Bethlehem Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and the New Zion Methodist Church, South, both in Wayne County. Volumes include registers of pastors, members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths. At the end of the reel is the membership roll of the Riverside Church. An historical sketch of each church is included.

Mf. 678  -- Tennessee Historical Society Miscellaneous Files, 1688-1951. 3,500 items. THS. 8 reels. 35 mm.
This collection consists of account books, commissions, correspondence, genealogical data, land records, maps, military records and data for the Indian Wars, War of 1812, Mexican War and Civil War. One can expect to find much manuscript material about Tennessee's frontier past as well as early political and cultural figures in the state. Also included are the acquisition records and correspondence of the Tennessee Historical Society.

This is a large and valuable collection of documents, dealing for the most part with early Tennessee history. Many of the earliest records gathered by the state historical society can be found here. It is an artificial collection (put together by archivists from many different sources), and there is no real index to it. The material is organized alphabetically by keyword, usually author or subject. Users are advised to consult an archivist when searching this collection. Register available.

Mf. 679  -- McMurtry Family Records, 1763-1981. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of the McMurty family of Northern Ireland; Somerset and Sussex Counties, New Jersey; Orange County, North Carolina; Bedford County, Virginia; Fayette County, Kentucky; Washington County, Missouri; Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Sumner and Greene counties, Tennessee. The collection also includes data on the Hunnicutt, Cotton, Dorris, Forrester, and Kirkpatrick families. Volume I is the index to the other three volumes; updated index appears at Mf. 699.

Mf. 680  -- Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church Records. Tipton County, 1932-1978. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Volume I includes session minutes, 1932-62, and registers of pastors, elders, deacons, and communicants. Volume II contains the roll of members, record of baptisms, registers of elders, and session minutes, 1962-78.

Mf. 681  -- Old Lasea Church of Christ Records. Maury County, 1894-1974. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Old Lasea Church of Christ consist of registers of members, 1894-1970; contributions and expenditures, 1901-49; and church directories for the years 1968 and 1974.

Mf. 682  -- Tennessee Annual Conference Records, Methodist Church, 1940-1964. 25 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These records consist of the journals of the annual conferences. The last volume, XXV, is a record of the special session of the Tennessee-Kentucky Annual Conference. See also Mf. 588, Mf. 590, Mf. 591, Mf. 592, Mf. 594, Mf. 595, Mf. 688 and Mf. 719 for other records of the annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Church.

Mf. 683  -- Third Creek Baptist Church Records. Knoxville, 1833-1978. 11 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Third Creek Baptist Church consist of minutes for the years 1833-78; registers of members; articles of faith; church covenant; some obituaries; registers of officers; financial records; and treasurers' reports.

Mf. 684  -- Elm Street Methodist Church Records. Nashville, 1869-1971. 40 vols. 9 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Elm Street Methodist Church consist of membership records, 1885-1970; quarterly conference records, 1878-1959; financial records, 1896-1908; board of stewards' records, 1869-1964; treasurers' records, 1875-98; contributions, 1894-1939; Sunday School records, 1892-1970; charge conference records, 1965-71; Epworth League records, 1894-1901; Women's Missionary Society records, 1886-92; Ministerial Education Aid Society records, 1868-86; and marriage records 1935-41.

Mf. 685  -- Church South, Board of Education Records. Methodist Episcopal Church, Tennessee Conference, 1895-1951. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of minutes and reports of the sessions of the Tennessee Methodist Board of Education.

Mf. 686  -- Columbia District Records. Tennessee Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1941-1942. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of the report of the district meeting, 1942; photographs of district officials; records of church property, 1941-42; and photographs of churches, pastors and parsonages in Davidson, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, and Williamson counties. Also included are photographs of Martin College in Pulaski, Giles County. A list of parsonages within circuits appears in the contents.

Mf. 687  -- Pleasant Valley Methodist Church Records. Dickson County, 1901-1954. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church consist of registers of pastors, infant baptisms, and members.

Mf. 688  -- Tennessee-Kentucky Conference Records. The Methodist Church, 1965-1968. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These records consist of journals of the meetings of the conferences. See also Mf. 588, Mf. 590, Mf. 591, Mf. 592, Mf. 594, Mf. 595, Mf. 682 and Mf. 719 for other records of the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, the Methodist Church, and the United Methodist Church.

Mf. 689  -- Edwards Grove Methodist Church Records. Williamson County, 1873-1977. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Edwards Grove Methodist Church include an historical sketch of the church; a photograph, ca. 1917, of the members; register of pastors, 1873-1941; register of marriages, 1936; register of infant baptism, 1934-63; and register of members, ca. 1873-1977.

Mf. 690  -- Higgs Chapel Methodist Church Records. Marshall County, 1918-1960. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Higgs Chapel Methodist Church consist of register of pastors, 1918-59; register of marriages, 1918-19; register of infant baptisms, 1923-35; and register of members, 1918-60.

Mf. 691  -- Providence Society Records, Fayetteville Circuit, Methodist Church. Lincoln County, 1828-1911. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of register of pastors, 1828-1911; register of members, 1857-1904; registers of deaths and disposals, 1859-98; register of baptisms, 1875-86; and register of marriages, 1867-85.

Mf. 692  -- Bethesda Methodist Church Records. Giles County, 1878-1961. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Bethesda Methodist Church consist of register of pastors, 1899-1949; register of marriages, 1899-1937; register of infant baptisms, 1901-41; and register of members, 1878-1961.

Mf. 693  -- Methodist Church Sermon Notes and Sion D. Record Sermon Notes and Diary, 1842-ca. 1851. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records consist of sermon notes from the pioneer era by an unknown author and the diary and sermon notes of Methodist minister Sion D. Record (1812-1859).

Mf. 694  -- Middlefork Primitive Baptist Church Records. Henderson County, 1823-1978. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Middlefork Primitive Baptist Church consist of an account of the church's establishment in 1823; rules of decorum; minutes for the years 1823-74 and 1906-78; articles of faith; and roll of members, 1930-78.

Mf. 695  -- William Conner Ailor Scrapbook, ca. 1920-ca. 1940. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The scrapbook of William C. Ailor ( ? -1950) of Grainger County, consists primarily of newspaper clippings of current events and items of historical interest. Subjects include World War I, the death of Woodrow Wilson, local and state news, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the birthplace of Andrew Jackson, among others.

Mf. 696  -- Siloam Missionary Baptist Church Records. Sumner and Macon Counties, 1841-1928. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church, first located at the Gap of Ridge about six miles from Lafayette. The church split about 1837 over the mission question, and some members worshiped near Siloam; a new church was organized in 1842. The records consist of registers of members, officers, pastors and clerks; and minutes. Volumes I and II contain the church constitution and covenant.

Mf. 697  -- Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Records. Carthage, Smith County, 1965-1981. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church consist of membership lists and minutes of meetings for this Carthage church. See also Mf. 130 and Mf. 551 for records of the earlier years of Plunketts Creek Church.

Mf. 698  -- Fields Funeral Home Records. Milan, 1910-1981. 11 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of this Gibson County funeral home includes name, residence, occupation, marital status, age, birthplace, and religion of deceased; date, place and cause of death; names of parents; date, place, and cost of funeral; and place of interment. There is an index before each volume.

Mf. 699  -- McMurtry Family Records, 1762-1981 (Index). 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is an updated index to the McMurtry family records (Mf. 679). Use those records for further information.

 

Updated March 13, 2012

 

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