Knoxville Newspapers Digitization Project

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Frederick Steidinger Heiskell

Son of Frederick Heiskell (1752-1815) and Catherine Von Steidinger (1761-1799). … Continue reading

Microfilm Available at Rogersville Library’s Genealogy Room

In 1998, Jackie Robinson created an on-line index to the microfilm records available at the H. B. Stamps Library’s Genealogy Room in Rogersville, TN.

History of Hawkins County (from Goodspeed, published 1887)

Hawkins County lies in upper east Tennessee, and extends somewhat in the shape of a parallelogram from the Virginia line to the northern boundaries of Grainger and Hamblen Counties. It is divided into two almost equal parts by the Holston … Continue reading

Rogersville Review Available On-Line

The Fulton (NY) History Web site has put a substantial number of early issues of the Rogersville Review on-line as digitized images of newspaper pages. Bless you, Tom! The images are browsable at this link. You can also search the … Continue reading

Hawkins County History (from Goodspeed)

From Goodspeed’s History of East Tennessee.  Transcribed by Jackie Robinson. Hawkins County lies in upper East Tennessee, and extends somewhat in the shape of a parallelogram from VA line to the northern boundaries of Grainger and Hamblen Counties. It is … Continue reading

Hawkins County History, by Kyle

From Rogersville Review, Sesqui-Centennial Edition, November 26, 1936.  Transcribed by Billie McNamara from a typescript at the Stamps Library in 1996. [Original] Editor’s Note:  The following article was written by the late Judge Hugh G. Kyle. Hawkins County is of … Continue reading

Early History of Hawkins County, by Prentiss Price

From Rogersville Review, Sesqui-Centennial Edition, November 26, 1936.  Transcribed by Billie McNamara from a typescript at the Stamps Library in 1996. The first resident of Rogersville, Tennessee, lived in Fincastle County, Virginia.  He died in  Washington County, Virginia, and yet … Continue reading

Amyx’ History of Rogersville and Area

Presented by Warren M. Amyx, October 10, 1975 This document, bearing a date of October 10, 1975, was found in the Stamps Library, Rogersville. The transcription for this Web site was completed by Billie McNamara in 1998. During America’s Bicentennial, … Continue reading

County History to 1887

Sketch of First Community Leaders to the Period of 1887 as related in Old Volume. Transcribed from an undated clipping from the Rogersville Review newspaper.  A significant portion of this text was published in Goodspeed’s History of Tennessee in 1887.  … Continue reading