Blount Journal

The Blount Journal has been in publication since 1985 and contains a wealth of material on Blount County Tennessee ancestors. It is published by the Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society two times a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. The listing below are the table of contents for each issue from Nov. 1985 through Spring 2020. Some of the past issue are available for purchase from their website.

This periodical is indexed in the Periodical Source Index (PERSI). But that index is not complete.

Nov 1985

  • Blount County: 1830 Census
  • Volume I, Nos 1 & 2 Dr. Ben A. Morton, 1830-1891
  • Delinquent Taxpayers, 1804-1805
  • Blount County Pioneer: William Boyd
  • 1850 Petition by Citizens to Incorporate Maryville

May 1986

  • Blount County: 1830 Tax List
  • Volume II, No. 1 Dr. John P. Blankenship
  • George C. Davis Pension Papers
  • Blount County Pioneers: Keeble Family, Part I
  • Blount County: 1830 Census Index

Nov 1986

  • New Providence Church: First 100 Years
  • Volume II, No. 2 Eusebia Presbyterian Church: History (reprint of 1924 Homecoming program)
  • Charles Kirkpatrick-Nancy Boyd Family
  • Jacob D. Ore
  • Lebow and Allied Families, Part I
  • Keeble Family, Part II
  • Blount County: Auto Club Members, 1916
  • Blount County: Births, 1881-1882, Part I

May 1987

  • Blount County Pioneers: Everett Family
  • Volume III, No. 1 Keeble Family, Part III
  • Lebow & Allied Families, Part II
  • Some Rev. War Soldier Records : William Benson Pension
  • Eagleton Family Bible Records
  • Blount County: Births, 1881-1882, Part II

Nov 1987

  • Blount County Pioneers: Craig Family
  • Volume III, No. 2 Will of John White
  • Common Law as a Legal System
  • Family Named Gay
  • More Everett Descendants

May 1988

  • When Johnny Came Marching Home:
  • Volume IV, No. 1 Company B, 3rd Regiment, TN National Guard
  • 1870 East TN Masonic Institute Students
  • Kennedy Family Reunion, 1923
  • Augusta County, VA: Marriages by Rev. Scott, 1785-1789
  • Halifax County, VA: Heads of Households, 1785
  • Blount County: Births, 1881-1882, Part III
  • Noah Thomas discharge letter, 3rd Reg. TN Cavalry
  • Church Records: Little River Circuit, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1877-1882
  • Blount County: Early Deeds, Part I

Nov 1988

  • Fort Craig: Its People and Its Influence
  • Volume IV, No. 2 Halifax County, VA: Early Marriages
  • Blount County: Early Deeds, Part II
  • Will of Edward Tuck
  • Greene County, TN: First Tax List, 1783
  • Six-Mile Church Membership
  • Bible Records:
  • John & Merdy Land, John Greer Montgomery, Alex Gamble,
  • Wm Edgar Russell, Colville Russell, “Chestnut Flats”
  • Burchfield, McNeal, Slusser, Purkey
  • Blount County: Births, 1881-1882, Part IV

May 1989

  • Polly Toole & [The Rescue of] Blount County Records
  • Volume V, No. 1 Rosters of 2nd & 3rd TN Cavalry Rgt USA
  • Loss of the 3rd TN Cavalry on the Sultana
  • Civil War Veteran Photo Collection
  • TN Casualties of the Sultana
  • Marked Graves/2nd TN Cavalry buried in Blount Co
  • Reunion of the 3rd TN Cavalry
  • John Alexander & Andrew Kennedy, Patriots
  • Deed of David Craig, 15 Nov 1794
  • Blount County: Early Deeds, Part III

Nov 1989

  • Chilhowee Mountains: Watering Places
  • Volume V, No. 2 Blount County: Survey Book, 1806-1807
  • Eusebia Presbyterian Church Minutes Index, 1832-1860
  • Andrew Perry’s Experiences on the Sultana
  • John Russell-Jenny McNutt Family
  • Robert A. Russell Biography
  • Blount County Pioneers: Thomas & Samuel Keeble
  • Eli Garner’s Notebook
  • Keeble Cousins on the Sultana
  • William McMurray Family
  • Family Bibles: Stinnett-Cable, Calvin Hoyle Fox, Frances Ogle Mellinger, Ira Thompson Bailey, Nancy Anderson Conner

May 1990

  • Friendsville Quaker Cemetery Records
  • Volume VI, No. 1 Blount County: Chancery Court, Record Book 0, Part I [abstracts & index]
  • Workbook of James A. Greer, Blount Co. Chancery Court
  • Rebecca Keeble Farmer [& William Keeble’s court testimony for Rev. War Pension]

Nov 1990

  • Ish Family
  • Volume VI, No. 2 Rev. War Soldiers: William Henry & Joseph Large
  • Thomas Montgomery-Mary Patton
  • Blount Co. Chancery Court: Records Book 0, Part II
  • Spring 1991
  • General Sherman Comes to Blount County, Part I
  • Volume VII, No. 1 Index to Obituaries in The Maryville Times, 1884-1891
  • Wheatcroft Pedigree Chart
  • Tifenteller Family Chart
  • Family of Absolom Sparks & Margaret Allen Cox Ancestry Charts
  • Revolutionary War Records: John & James McDonald

Fall 1991

  • General Sherman Comes to Blount County, Part II
  • Volume VII, No. 2 Index to Obituaries in The Maryville Times, 1892-1895
  • Parks – Frazier Family
  • Delozier – Davis Family
  • Civil War Record of William C. Boyd
  • Eagleton Family Bible
  • Jessie Wallace Millsaps, 3rd TN Cavalry
  • Blount County Pioneers: Dunlap Family
  • McClain – Greenway Family

Spring 1992

  • Middlesettlements Methodist Church
  • Volume VIII, No. 1 Blount County: Marriages, 1911-1912
  • Maryville Normal & Preparatory School
  • Dr. J. D. Garner vs. Matthew Terrel
  • Wm. Conning & Jesse Peale, 1884
  • VA Militia & Pensioners Residing in TN 1835
  • Six Mile Cemetery

Fall 1992

  • Blount County: Marriages, 1913
  • Volume VIII, No, 2 Bylaws of Corporation of Maryville
  • Index to Obituaries in the Maryville Times: 1896-1899
  • W. E. Parham & The Parham Papers
  • A Return to Tuckaleechee
  • Chancery Court: Divorce, 1870-1883
  • McClure Family
  • George Washington Bird in the Civil War

Spring 1993

  • Blount County: Civil Districts, 1834 & 1994
  • Volume IX, No. 1 Calvin Post Family
  • Blount County: Court Minutes, Taxes May 1808
  • Declaration of Robert Bryant, 7 Jun 1832
  • A List of Military Records donated to BCGHS
  • Magnolia Cemetery (chartered) 1882
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1914
  • Flour Sack Underwear, a poem
  • John Walker Family of Miller’s Cove
  • Descendant Chart: John “Indian Killer” Walker
  • Pedigree Chart: Isabel Amanda F. “Mandy” Burchfield
  • Blount County Pioneers: Minnis Family
  • Obituary Index: [selected] Maryville Newspapers, 1867-1905
  • Blount County: Orphan Homes in 1900 Census

Fall 1993

  • John Mitchell, Highest Man in the Valley
  • Volume IX, No. 2 Blount County: Marriages, 1915
  • Capt. William Walker, War of 1812
  • Pedigree Chart: Delores C. Lansford
  • Blount County Pioneers: Thompson Family
  • Letters to Miss Cora Hammontree
  • Bible Record of Rev. Wm. M. Williams & Elizabeth Orr
  • Maps of East Tennessee
  • St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery
  • Dr. Ghormley’s Letters from Federal Prison (Civil War)
  • Obituary of Mrs. Lydia L. Freshour, 1925
  • Civil War Record of Andrew McTeer

Spring 1994

  • History of Maryville College, 1819 – 1994
  • Volume X, No. 1 History of Alcoa’s Black Community, 1926
  • Petition for Redress of Land Suits, 1826
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1916
  • German Origins of the Westward Movement
  • James Calvin Howard, Soldier of the Lost Cause
  • Keeble vs Keeble: Chancery Court Suit
  • Declaration of Peter Brakebill
  • Some Facts about Historical Maryville
  • State of TN: Commission Book I, 1896-1801
  • Additional Information on Thompson-Tallent Family

Fall 1994

  • Blount County: Males 21 & older, 1891
  • Volume X, No. 2 Blount County Pioneers: Gamble Family
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1917
  • Indian Claims including families: Taylor, Bigby, Foreman, Matthews, Collake, Colston, Creasman, Blyth, Hardin, Whitaker, Ellis, Birchfield, Matheson, Davis.
  • Family Group Sheets: John & Mary Walker, Thomas Walker

Spring 1995

  • Blount County: Marriages, 1918
  • Volume XI, No. 1 The Men Who Built Ft. Loudoun
  • Loudon County: Males 21 & older, 1891
  • Anderson Families of Blount County, Part 1
  • Cunningham Family & Notes

Fall 1995

  • Blount County: Marriages, 1919
  • Volume XI, No. 2 Monroe Co. TN: Males 21& older, 1891
  • Parham Family of Blount & Knox Counties
  • Blount County: Historical Markers
  • Civil War Records: Wm C. Boyd
  • Asa Presley, Union Army

Spring 1996

  • Dr. A. Randolph Shields, 1913-1996
  • Volume XII, No. 1 My Stories of Greenback
  • Framers of the TN Constitution
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1920
  • East TN, America’s Other South
  • Proof of Parentage of G. C. Davis
  • Samuel Tarbett Family

Fall 1996

  • Blount County: Marriages, 1921
  • Volume XII, No. 2 Bicentennial History of Maryville & Blount County
  • Blount County: Chancery Court Cases; Lorenzo Donaldson & Sarah Cunningham vs. Matilda Waters; John Leverton & wife vs. Adam Waters & others
  • Southern Claims Commission Files: Matilda Dunlap
  • Claim #18165; Elijah L. Hatcher Claim #13413
  • The Mysterious Mary Blair of John Houston’s Will, 1784
  • Fanny Arrowood Whitehead/widow of James Whitehead: Civil War Pension Claim
  • Blount County Pioneer: Joseph Black

Spring 1997

  • Blount County Historian, Inez Burns
  • Volume XIII, No. 1 Bicentennial History of Maryville, Chronological
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1922
  • Anderson Families of Early Blount County
  • Blount County: Civil Districts
  • McGhee-Howard-Jones Feud
  • Will of William Garner, 7 Feb 1800
  • 1904 Wood School
  • Ancestors of David Keith Hampton

Fall 1997

  • The Jenkins Family
  • Volume XIV, No. 2 James T. Keeble, Civil War Experience
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1923
  • Tedford/Hamil Abandoned Cemetery
  • Anderson Family of 4-Mile Area
  • William Henry Harrison Cruze, Union Soldier
  • Friends (Quakers) during the War
  • Estate of Alexander Ish, Partition of Slaves

Spring 1998

  • Territory South of the French Broad River
  • Volume XIV, No. 1 Obituary of George Nimon
  • Growing Up In Maryville in Early 1900s
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1924
  • Blount County: A Brief History
  • New Providence Presbyterian Church: Deed 1809
  • Blount County: WWI Casualties
  • Family of Mrs. Hannah Thompson
  • Montgomery Clan News

Fall 1998

  • Episcopalian Story & on the Little TN River, 1852
  • Volume XIV, No. 2 Wildwood Bottling Company Lawsuit
  • Civil War Claims: Jared Mead
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1925
  • Old Places of Interest in Blount Co. by Parham (1930)
  • Delinquent Tax Payers, 1911 – 10th District
  • Major Epidemics in the US: 1657 to 1851
  • Isaac White & Nancy Agnes Everett White Family
  • Family Group Records: Cowan / Walker
  • Family Group Records: Cowan / Colville

Spring 1999

  • Blount County Schools: past and present
  • Abstracts Rev War Pensions & Bounty Land Warrants, Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, & Sevier Counties
  • Soldiers & Patriots of Blount County

Fall 1999

  • Captain Emerson J. Lones
  • Co. B of WWI leave for training camps
  • Lanier School: 1922 thru 1998
  • Early Graduates of Lanier High School
  • Two Lowry Families of VA & East TN
  • When & Where did Moses Gamble Marry
    Ewing Jefferson College
  • Anderson Families of Blount County
  • Samuel Anderson Family
  • Blount County: Chancery Court Records (Al Dockter)

Spring 2000

  • Wood School Students 1914
  • John Collins, Quaker Artist, Minister & Educator, 1814-1902
  • Summary of the Cox Family
  • Bill Grimm
  • Blount County: 1930 Census
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1928
  • Bussell Family of Bussell Town
  • Hamil Family
  • John Walker’s Family Record

Fall 2000

  • Hiram Gay Fire Company Parade
  • Obituary of Joseph F. Griffitts
  • Territory South of French Broad – Land Grants
  • Blount County: Marriages, 1928
  • Williamson Cemetery
  • Williamson Chapel United Methodist Cemetery
  • Obediah Ray, Jr and Sr
  • Ridgeview Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Marble Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Mount Nebo Church in Jesus Name Cemetery
  • Rocky Branch Holiness Church of God Cemetery

Spring 2001

  • Calderwood
  • New Providence Pres. Church, Pew Book 1827-1852
  • Blount County: Marriages 1930
  • Kagley’s or Old Kagley’s Cemetery
  • Russell Family or Maryville Baptist Tabernacle Cemetery
  • Calderwood Graves
  • Anderson Hall Maryville College

Fall 2001

  • Hammontree(s) – Letters from the 5th East TN Infantry
  • Kerr Family of Blount & Loudon Counties
  • Dr. Jesse C. Kerr: Inventory, Blount Co. Estate Book
  • Mary Blount Chapter of NSDAR
  • By-Ways & Hi-Ways of TN
  • Territory South of French Broad-Land Grants

Spring 2002

  • Barclay McGhee Family (Inez Burns)
  • McGhees buried at New Providence
  • Ervin & Lois Taber, Quaker Missionaries
  • Revolutionary Soldier Robert Rhea / Red Top Cemetery
  • Miller Funeral Home Records, 1941-1945
  • Will of John Walker
  • Bible Record of Samuel Frank Cowan, Jr, 1810-1917

Fall 2002

  • 1890 Union Veterans Census
  • Civil War: Misc. Notes
  • Blount County: Rebels (72)
  • Blount County: Chancery Court Records
  • Kinzel Springs Road
  • Roses of Blount County
  • Ewing & Jefferson or Holston College
  • Eusebia Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
  • Blount County Pioneer: John Sharp, Jr.
  • History of Methodist Hill in Maryville
  • Parish of Raloo in North Ireland
  • “Preacher Belt” & the Wrath of God

Spring 2003

  • Dr. Jeptha Davis Garner: Educator, Physician, Minister
  • Miller Funeral Home Records
  • Robert Everett, American Patriot
  • Early Marriage Bonds of Blount County
  • [Estate Records mentioning Slaves]
  • Obituary of Rev. Spencer Henry
  • John Gillespy’s children
  • Obituary of John McCampbell
  • In Memoriam: Mrs. Kate Elizabeth Reagan
  • More Roses of Blount County

Fall 2003

  • Fort Harry [Confederate Fortress]
  • Armistice Day – Nov 11, 1918
  • Middlesettlements United Methodist Church
  • James Hammontree – War of 1812
  • Shady Grove Church & Cemetery
  • Acquiring Land in Tennessee
  • Jim Hamil’s $1200
  • Miller Funeral Home, Part 2
  • Blount County Pioneer: John Clark
  • Obituary of George Nimon
  • William Bennett Scott Sr. – Former Mayor & Publisher
  • Lucinda Jane Sparks Cable: Women with a Gentle Touch
  • Cades Cove Schools
  • Samuel H. Gault, M.D.

Spring 2004

  • The Hannum Mansion “Cedar Circle”
  • Charles Boyd: Antebellum Negro
  • Rev. Fielding Pope (1801-1867)
  • Early General Stores in Louisville
  • The 2nd Founder of Maryville College (Prof. Lamar)
  • Queen Victoria received former Blount Co. Slave
  • Partitioning Mary C. Prater Slaves
  • Selected Abstracts of Blount County Minutes
  • Disco Community [Louisville]
  • Kit Carson School
  • Tale of the Traveling Tombstone (John Delzell)

Fall 2004

  • Some History of Tuckaleechee Methodist Church
  • John Myers Found Underground Water by Dowsing
  • Ex-President Johnson at Maryville
  • Parham Writes on Black Veterans of Wars
  • Message in a Bottle / Old Wildwood Springs Hotel
  • Application of John Davis / Rev War Pension
  • Blount County Pioneers: James & Samuel Henry
  • Death of Pad Porter [story of aged colored man d.1920]
  • Confederate Pension Applications, Blount County
  • Blount County Militia Officers
  • Me & You’re Kin [some Blount County families]
  • Cades Cove Methodist Cemetery
  • Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Cemetery
  • Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Cemetery
  • Descendants of Gilbert Blankenship Found in Missouri
  • Mrs. Thelma Hardin: 1st Secretary/Bookkeeper Alcoa City
  • Letters Held at Maryville Post Office (1832)

Spring 2005

  • Watering Places in the Chilhowees [Springs of Blo. Co.]
  • Line Springs Hotel
  • African-American Union Soldiers in the Civil War
  • Family of Robert Sharp and Letitia Sharp
  • DAR Rev War Monument – Additional Names
  • Early Settlers of Six Mile: Kagley, Gardner, Thompson
  • Searching for Native Americans
  • Maryville’s College Street as it was known in the 1940s
  • Family Maston Bailey
  • Resurrection of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church
  • Costs of Maryville Library in the late 1920s
  • The “Missing Link” for Some Anderson Families
  • Demise of Babcock Lumber Company Plant in Alcoa
  • Babcock Lumber Company in Tellico
  • Thompson-Brown House
  • Obituary of Mrs. Rebecca Jane McClanahan Lane
  • Back Door to Battle: The Civil War in Blount County

Fall 2005

  • Dr. Pride’s Lands & Samuel Pride Mansion Photo
  • Freedman’s School
  • Freedman’s Normal Institute
  • Professor Garner’s Camping Party
  • The Moses Gamble House
  • Moses Houston Gamble
  • Judge Gamble Tells of Early Football Days
  • Dedication of Fort McTeer
  • The Eaglestons and the Clarks: A Family Affair
  • Sgt Richard M. Masterson (1836-1893) His Diaries of East TN Life & Civil War in the Union Army [book review]
  • The Best and Related Families of Blount County
  • Genealogy Gleanings: Walker, Murphey, Keeble [families]
  • A Tennessean’s Prayer
  • Blount County Pioneer: William “Fightin” Billy Tipton
  • Genealogy Gleanings: The Justice of the Peace
  • Calderwood Memories [book for sale]
  • Remembrances of Christmas Times in Blount County
  • Dean Stone’s Photos (Book Publication Notice)
  • Notes from the Maryville Times, May 28, 1885
  • McDowell Family in Blount County
  • History of Cloyd’s Creek United Presbyterian Church
  • Cloyd’s Creek Presbyterian Cemetery

Spring 2006

  • Demise of Slate Industry in Blount County
  • Tribute to Mrs. Susan Wiley Cooper Walker
  • Time Mellows “Feudin’ Churches”
  • Amerine Iron Forge
  • Clarence Walker & Big Springs Community
  • Happy Valley in Blount County 1930s
  • Honoring Stars, Stripes Saves Confederate Lives
  • Hatcher Brothers in the Civil War
  • Walker Sisters: Women of the Smokies (new book)
  • Cades Cove Methodist Cemetery
  • Citing Your Electronic Sources
  • Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Cemetery

Fall 2006

  • Sidney Lanier at Montvale Springs Hotel
  • The Century Farms of Blount County
  • A Short Bio Sketch of the Toole-Wallace Family
  • Historic National Campground
  • Community of “Sunshine” (Kinzel Springs)
  • An Interview with Lenore (“Bill”) West Ramsey
  • Singleton Brothers Honored for Civil War Service
  • The Emancipation Proclamation: Tearing Down America’s Great Wall
  • Early Iron Works Flourished till 1840s in Smokies

Spring 2007

  • Blount County Health Dept: 1st Est. in TN
  • Howard School and Community
  • Early Montgomerys of Blount County
  • Burials in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Will Parham Visits Walland and Townsend, 1925
  • Ben Morton Left School at 15
  • Do Not Erase the Heritage of Our Past
  • Blount County Merchants, Tradesmen & Manufacturers
  • Financial Conditions of 1902
  • Some Facts about Blount County from 1850 Census
  • Union Temple AME Cemetery Burials

Fall 2007

  • Haworth Family Record
  • Haworth House in Maryville
  • Union Grove Methodist Church and Community
  • Union Grove Cemetery
  • Calvin Baldwin Family Lineage & Photographs
  • Dean Stone receives Award
  • TN passes Act for Relief of Free Persons of Color
  • Walker’s Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church
  • John & Lucy Riddle of Washington Co & Blount Co, TN
  • A Short History of the John Walker Family
  • Photos:Big Springs School 1901 & Walker Family Reunion

Spring 2008

  • Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse Managers
  • Sam Houston Resigns
  • One of the Oldest Communities in TN: Unitia
  • Some Whitehead Families in Blount County
  • Squire Ross’ Farm Becomes Subdivision
  • James and Caroline Carnes of Blount County
  • Ma and Pa Hamil’s 1897 Travels
  • Information from “The Census Book”
  • [Blount County] Reunion Information
  • School Roll of Lavator Wear, 1868
  • Updated Cemetery Census in Library
  • Veterans had Pleasant Time at 1917 Reception

Fall 2008

  • Williams’ Mills in Blount County
  • History and General Information of Rockford
  • Rockford Baptist Church: A Brief History
  • Hughs Your Father, Josiah?
  • Schlosser Leather Company
  • Nearby Greenback
  • Charter Members of Union Grove Baptist Church
  • History of Union Grove Baptist Church
  • Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
  • East Miller’s Cove Schools Prior to Walland Elem. School
  • Discovery of Our Ancestry using Genealogy Research and Scientific Means
  • James Gillespie House Burns
  • Some of Blount County Communities, 1892
  • Paving of Maryville’s Main Street
  • Everett Elementary School, 1943
  • Civil War Re-Enactment of Thompson-Brown House
  • Looking for a Blount County Civil War Soldier Ancestor
    Short History: Cades Cove Preservation Assoc. Museum
  • Autograph Book Memories
  • Old Fashioned Wash Day
  • Memories of World War II

Spring 2009

  • Cades Cove Bloomery Forge
  • Blount Countians Active Formation of the GSMNP
  • Hearon/Herron Family in the GSMNP
  • Map of Land Ownership in the Area of the Future GSMNP
  • For Sale Cades Cove Home Places
  • Richwoods Community Disappeared When Park Formed
  • Long Family Cantilever Barn and Bible Records
  • Heads of Families in Cades Cove in 1830 Census
  • Cemeteries located in the Blount Section of the GSMNP
  • Black Sulphur Spring
  • Montvale Hotel Silverware
  • Genealogy Record Revision: Hughs Family
  • Edna’s Story: Edna McDowell Morris
  • Blount County: Death Certificates
  • Local Historians: Inez Burns & J. Esther Montgomery
  • Lodge Elections Reported on Dec. 10, 1907

Fall 2009

  • CCC helped build the GSMNP in the 1930s
  • Places in the Blount Section of the GSMNP
  • Locations of Some CCC Camps in the Smokies
  • Enrollees from Blount County, TN in the CCC
  • New Park Provided for Campgrounds in Blount County
  • CCC Veterans from Blount County
  • Sources for More Information on the CCC
  • Let’s Salute the Youth CCC Too!
  • The Mailbox: Life in Cades Cove
  • Two Little Known Maryville Hotels
  • Travel Log of Alexander Montgomery
  • Jo Burger: Maryville’s Beloved Citizen & Businessman
  • A Thanksgiving to Remember
  • Local Authors: Dean Stone & Al Dockter
  • BCGHS Picnic and Cemetery Programs
  • Maryville College Cemetery
  • Looking for Finley or Saffell Family Information
    Dead Letters in the Maryville Post Office 1882 and 1883
  • Maryville Polytechnic High School Notes 1907
  • Recognition of Dean Stone and George B. Henry

Spring 2010

  • Blount County: Forts and Stations 1784-1794
  • Wear-Weir-Wier-Ware Families of Blount County
  • Old People in Blount County in 1889
  • A Brief History of the [BCGHS] Society
  • Mystery of Alexander Montgomery Unveiled!
  • Cades Cove Bell Tolls for Historian Dave Post
  • Ancestors of David William Post
  • Hazel Blankenship celebrates her 8th Birthday 1899
  • Blackburn/Thompson Family of Blount County
  • Local Genealogist Margaret Whitehead Rhyne
  • Maryville Star Pupils for September 1906
  • History of Maryville Quaker Cemetery
  • Wilder’s Church and Cemetery
  • Camping on the Little Tennessee River: 1914, 1915, 1916
  • Boat Gunnel Road in Townsend
  • New Book: Images of America, Blount County

Fall 2010

  • The History of Presbyterian Churches in Blount County
  • Old Photos of Presbyterian Churches
  • Clover Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  • BCGHS Picnic & Montgomery Reunion
  • The Legacy: From Scotland to Ulster to Eusebia
  • Slave Ancestry: Kerr, McNutt, Montgomery & Henry Part I: Kerr in Sevier and Blount Counties
  • Part II: Blount County Connections
  • Part III: Discovering My Family Roots
  • Revival of [Hardin] an African-American Cemetery
  • Hardin Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery Listing
  • Local Authors: Tizzy Timmons & Ted Tindell
  • My Sanderson Story
  • Boring/Boren Families of Blount County
  • Descendants of John and Rachael Murray Boring
  • John Hartsell Boring Family
  • James Boring Civil War Letter to Sister Betsey Whitehead
  • Photos of Blount County Boring Families
  • Isaac Preston Boring Family of Cades Cove
  • Boring Family in 1920 Census, 3rd District, Blount Co.
  • Adult Boring Family Members born before 1900 & buried in Blount County before 1980
  • Veteran Indian Workers: Former Blount Countians Retire

Spring 2011

  • List of Civil War Articles previously in the Blount Jrnl.
  • David Spradlin(g)’s Civil War Service & Pension
  • Blount County During and After the War Between the States
  • What Happened to Some Families During the Civil War
  • Blount County Votes to Secede on June 8, 1861
  • Civil War Facts from the East Tennessee Almanac
  • Blount County Civil War Script
  • General Sherman Comes to Blount County-Part I
  • Letter from Dr. Samuel Pride to His Wife
  • Photographs of Pride Mansion
  • Nathan Sparks: Cades Cove Leader and Defender
  • Some Civil War Articles From Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig
  • Captain William Hutton Henry
  • Family of Napoleon Bonaparte McClain of Blount County
  • Poem: The Fifth Tennessee
  • Court Documents: Transcribed vs. Original
  • Uncle Andy Paul
  • Greenback Order of United American Mechanics: Photo

Fall 2011

  • General Sherman Comes on Blount County: Part II
  • Civil War & the Phelps Family of Blount County
  • Photos of Service for Pvt. William Thompson Phelps
  • Maryville College and the Civil War
  • Explosion of Steamship Sultana & Blount County Men
  • Blount County’s Negro Soldiers in the Civil War
  • Civil War and the Anderson Family of Four Mile
  • Absalom T. Farr, Union Man
  • Henry Pride: Former Slave, Civil War Soldier
  • Attempted Bridge Buring at Strawberry Plains: Pickens Men
  • Greenberry Payne, Civil War Soldier–His Family in Blount
  • Petition for Reimbursement for Wheat Taken During the War
  • Courthouse Records Saved When Maryville Set on Fire
  • Recollections of the Civil War in Blount County
  • Three Brickey Brothers and the Civil War
  • Civil War Veterans Buried in Magnolia Cemetery

Spring 2012

  • Schools Featured in this Blount Journal:
  • Rockford School, Cades Cove Schools, White School, Bungalow School and Community, Prospect (Blount Co.1st School), Charles Martin Hall High School of Alcoa, Holston College, Porter Academy (Blount Co. 1st High School), Simmons School (South of Big Spring), Louisville Schools
  • Beginning Dates for Some Blount County Schools
  • 1882 School Notes from the Scrapbook of A.M. Gamble
  • List of Blount County School Superintendents
  • Blount County Schools Past and Present
  • Photo of Students in Upper School in Cades Cove, 1905-1914
  • Blount Schools mentioned in previous Blount Journals
  • Early Negro Schools in Maryville
  • Oakland or Dunkard Meeting House & School of the Brethren

Fall 2012

  • Quaker Influence in Education during Reconstruction
  • Colored Schools of Blount County
  • Family of Anderson & Annie McClure
  • Inez Burns’ Notes on Blount County Schools
  • Blount County Teachers’ Salaries in 1869
  • What It Took to Get an 8th Grade Education in 1895
  • Eagleton Village School & Community
  • First Niles Ferry School in 1914
  • Maryville City Schools began as Separate System in 1898
  • Maryville Business College and Maryville Polytechnic School
  • Do We Want a High School (1937 Newspaper Article)
  • Carpenter’s School Students (1918)
  • Rocky Branch Students once Crossed River
  • County Teachers are Announced (1937)
  • Blount County Schools by Civil District (1918)
  • The “Dam” School – Nails Creek
  • Rush Strong is Named for Knoxville Philanthropist
  • Everett School, Memories of “The Hill”
  • Nelson School History
  • McCulloch School Students in the 1920s
  • Blount Schools’ Census by Districts from 1889 & Later
  • Montgomery Monument dedicated to Early Settlers
  • Roster of Public Schools: 1957
  • Miss Sallie Smith’s School in Maryville about 1890
  • Porter School Students circa 1918-1920
  • West View School: 1915

Spring 2013

  • Johnnie Esther Montgomery is 100 Years old
  • Rediscovering Julian Land near Wildwood
  • Painting of Bethlehem Methodist Church
  • Then and Now — A Pictoral Look Back in Maryville
  • Lewis C. Buckner: African-American Skilled Artisan
  • [Listing of] Blount Journal Articles about Black History
  • History of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)
  • WPA Helped Save Women of Blount County in the 1930s
  • Three Soldier Who Fought Together at Battle of Kings Mtn
  • History of Houston Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • A New Milk Bottle — Oak Grove Dairy
  • Maryville Improvement Company (1889)
  • Local Farm News & Farm Has No Shutdown in Hard Times
  • Century Farms Identified in Blount County
  • Viaduct Survey is Being Made (1931)
  • Epidemics in the U.S. — 1633 through 1952
  • History of Myers Cemetery & Tuckaleechee Cove
  • Townsend Mercantile, A Company Store & Townsend, TN
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Blount County
  • Pleasant Hill Community News (1931)
  • Items from The Watchman Newspaper in 1882

Fall 2013

  • Family of Thomas and Nancy Hudgins Spradlin
  • Blount Countian David H. Templin, East TN Researcher
  • Preacher Andy Gregory
  • History of the Crawford and Duncan Families of Blount Co.
  • Black Threads Amongst the Weave of Tennessee Gray
  • Spencer Clemens & Lillian Myrtle Renfro Family Reunion
  • Fifty Old Blount County Post Offices
  • Dr. Gail Palmer, Author; Native of the Great Smoky Mtns
  • Community Comes Together to
  • Honor Blount County’s 80 Black Civil War Soldiers
  • Roads in Blount County, Origins of Some Names
  • Marble Business in Blount County
  • Maps of Early American Migration Routes
  • Four Mile Baptist Church Baptismal Service (1918)

Spring 2014

  • The Story of Adam Wilson and His Family
  • Ulster Plantation System Gave Rise to Scots-Irish Families Migration to American Colonies
  • Do You Speak Scots-Irish and Don’t Know It
    Primitive Baptist History in Blount County: 1800-1919
  • Little Greenbrier School and Church
  • Document Family Photos: Don’t Let People & Memories be Forgotten
  • History of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
  • Blount County Historical Museum – Historical Treasures
  • Statistics of Blount County from The East Tennessean 1857
  • Dr. John Patton Blankenship
  • Old Landmark is being Demolished: Old Hood Building
  • Palatine Emigration to America
  • Discovery of the 1747 Property/Home Site: John Houston & Esther Houston Montgomery in Augusta County, VA
  • Interesting What You Find When You Read Old Newspapers
  • Death Info for Blount County in the 1860 Census
  • TN Gazetteer 1881 and 1887 Business Directory
  • Some History of America’s Indentured Servants (condensed from American History Illustrated)

Fall 2014

  • Blount County’s Sam Houston to Honored with a Statue
  • Coach William T. Everett at Maryville College
  • Reunion of 1961-1962 Maryville College Football Teams
  • Sorting Out of Houstons: Part 1
  • Descendants of John & Esther Houston Montgomery in Washington Co, VA
  • Confederate Veteran Remembered: William Carter Grave Marked at Baker’s Creek Cemetery
  • Genealogy Research at the Blount County Library
  • Painting of Former Maryville Mayor Sam Everett Unveiled
  • Blount County Men Selected for the First Draft WWI
  • Lost & Found: Detective Work, Luck Lead to Discovery of Ancestors’ Graves
  • Blount County Historic Trust Awards include Emancipation Day Celebration Committee Members
  • Peery Firm Manufacturers, Marketers of Blount Products

Spring 2015

  • Brief Overview of Blount County’s Grist Mills
  • Rowan & Berry Families in Blount County
  • Sorting Out the Houstons: Part Two
  • Mid-1890’s Strings Class in Maryville
  • Will of Warner Martin
  • John Gamble Burns’ Mills
  • Dean Stone presents 1880’s Photo of A.J. Neff House to Descendants
  • Washington Co, VA: A Gateway into TN (Evolution of Counties)
  • History of the Oldest Mill in Maryville: Williams Mill
  • History of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church
  • The Cane Creek Community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP)
  • Beulah Cooper Taught School in the Cane
  • Rev. Howard Clarence Gregory, My Father
  • Strolling with Bert Vincent: Mystery of “Bill Mullens” Solved

Fall 2015

  • Cave Roller Mill
  • The Spence Field Herder: Tom Sparks
  • Ulster Genealogy Conference Notes: March 20, 2015
  • Scots-Irish Books Available at the Blount Co. Public Library
  • Clover Hill Mill: The Last Operating Mill in Blount Co.
  • Albert Warren Dockter, Jr.
  • Blount County’s Records Management & Archives Dept Move
  • Celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Blount County Historical Markers
  • Everett High School Graduating Class – about 1925
  • Cherokees Hid Lead Mine Secrets from All but Dr. Gillesby

Spring 2016

  • Eusebia Presbyterian Church Records & History
  • History All Around Us: Dean Stone, Inez Adams, Roy Crawford Jr
  • Statue of Sam Houston Dedicated March 19, 2016
  • US Census Historical Facts, Hidden Clues & Trivia
  • Genealogy Tips & Tricks: 1890 US Veterans Schedules
  • Alcoa Aluminum Company, The Early Years [part 1]
  • Genealogical DNA Testing & The Blount Co DNA Registry
  • Supplemental Information on DNA
  • Tanasi 1796 – A Historical DocuDrama
  • Holy Graffiti – A Look from Behind the Pulpits at Cades Cove
  • Black History Resources available at Blount Co Library

Fall 2016

  • Blount County’s History in Good Hands
  • American Indian Genealogy Resources at the Blount Co. Library
  • Orphaned Family bible Needs to Return Home
  • Home at Last: Orphaned Bible Returned to Family
  • Tennessee Readmission Day, 24 July 1866
  • Blount First County in State Authorized to Hold a Fair
  • Rededication of the Brakebill Cemetery
  • Review of Brakebill History Sources at the Blount Co. Library
  • Sandy Springs Area: Then and Now
  • Ft. Craig Once County Seat
  • James McTeer: First Immigrant/ McTeer Family to Settle in Blount Co
  • Dr. J. D. Singleton, M.D.
  • Revisions & Corrections to Thomas’ Research on my Blount Co. Anderson Line
  • Index of bible Records in the Blount Journal
  • Scottish Genealogy Seminar Review
  • Articles about Black & Black History in the Blount Journal
  • Cherokee & Indian Enumerated in the Federal Census

Spring 2017

  • Blount County and World War I
  • Historical Treasures: Gala Recognizes Three
  • Hubert Dean Stone (1924-2016)
  • David H. Templin (1935-2017)
  • Military Service of Men from Blount Co. during WWI
  • Military Service of Men from Blount Co. during WWI Sample Pages
  • Military Service of Men from Blount Co. during WWI Bibliography
  • Blount County Schools: 150th Anniversary & Timeline
  • Brief History of Carpenter’s Campground Church & Cemetery
  • The Henry Family: Builders of Early Mills in Blount County
  • Listing of All Blount County Schools from 1786 to Present
  • Index of Students in Blount Co Schools: 1866 to 1939
  • (1920s) Kidd Reunion & Photo Identification
  • Thompson Genealogy
  • The James & Margaret Weir Home
  • William B. Scott Sr.: A Documented Timeline (Part 1)
  • “Trail of Tears” Lecture by Don Wells
  • Using the Student Index: A Case Study

Fall 2017

  • Remembering Terry Huffstetler
  • Linda Albert Named City of Maryville Historian
  • Military Service of Men from Blount County during WWI
  • Women on a Mission: War Relief Words of the TN Div of UDC
  • How Much Will You Give to Buy This Hospital
    Henry/Peery Mill on Little River Built Circa 1842
  • Teachers & Principals of Blount County TN Schools (1800-1960)
  • Richard “Dick” Evey Remembered (1914-2013)
  • The Bird Genealogy & History
  • Peery Family in Early Blount County
  • Myers Cemetery Preservation Association
  • History of Tuckaleechee/Townsend
  • Foothills Voices: Echos of Southern Applachia
  • William B. Scott, Sr: Timeline (Part 2) 1870 & Beyond
  • Letter from a Cherokee / Jane Bushyhead
  • ALCOA 1920 Yearbook: Advantages for the Colored Workman

Spring 2018

  • Remembering Ralph H. Lee
  • BCGHS Charter Members and BCGHS Beginnings
  • Elizabeth Anne Grove – Genealogist (1922-2017)
  • Civil War (Blount County) Script
  • History of the Smoky Mountain Historical Society
  • Alexander Kelly – Early TN Pioneer and Blount Co Resident
  • Bakers Creek Church and Cemetery
  • History of St. Paul Lutheran Church & Other Early Lutheran Churches in Blount County
  • Blount County Soldiers in WWI – Update
  • Bakers Creek Church Member Baptisms (1838-1870)
  • Elizabeth Paxton Houston – Mother of Gen. Sam Houston
  • Genealogy in Past Issues of The Blount Journal (1988-2017)
  • William B. Scott, Sr.: Part 3 / Family & Related Deeds
  • “I Was Free Born” and William Carter Timeline with original documents
  • The Cherokees Before 1800 (Maryville College Student Paper – 1928)
  • Blount County Churches with Reference Files

Fall 2018

  • Abandoned Hart Wear (Weir) Cemetery
  • Isaac G. Anderson – Civil War Activity on His Farm
  • Southern Claims Commission – Genealogy Extraction / Isaac G. Anderson
  • Remembering The Blount County’s Fallen Police Officers
  • The Sound of Music Came to Blount County first (von Trapp Family)
  • Lorene Bean Smith, Blount County Historian
  • Our Ancestry: Bean – Kerr – Willocks
  • Dalton Family in Blount County Tennessee
  • Bakers Creek Church Cemetery by W. E. Parham
  • Letter from W. E. Parham to Mrs. C. L. L. Messler re: Misc. Blount Co. Cemeteries
  • “Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Bakers Creek Cemetary” by Mrs. Sam H. Pickens
  • Bakers Creek Cemetery References from Gone So Soon Vol. II (McGinnis)
  • Abstracted Genealogy Data of Black Families in Blount County
  • Ruth Mathews and Blount County Death Certificates

Spring 2019

  • Anna Bell Smith, Founding Mother of the Blount County Public Library
  • Maryville College Celebrates Bicentennial
  • Doing Good On the Greatest Possible Scale
  • It’s Never Too Late to Tell Your Story: Samuel Grover – C.S.A.
  • McReynolds Family – The Civil War – Magnolia Cemetery
  • Old Letters from Maryville and Finding Genealogical Clues
  • Maryville College Cemetery
  • Original Birth Record Log Books 1881-1882
  • Confederate Pension Applications – Digitized
  • George Erskine – A Slave Emancipated and Prepared for Missionary Work 57
  • Indian Census Roll – Census of the Eastern Cherokee reservation of the Cherokee, North Carolina jurisdiction, as of April 1, 1932 (part 2)

Fall 2019

  • 2019 Obituaries: Martha Henry and Philip Bivens
  • Life Begins for the City of Alcoa / Alcoa Street Names
  • Former Maryville College Engineer Brown Obituary
  • Tizzy’s Corner: ALCOA Aluminum Band
  • Dr. S. Elizabeth Winter: An East Tennessee Daughter
  • 87 Year Old Blount County Man Finally Identifies His Birth Family Through DNA Testing
  • The Jesse Kerr Family Robbery
  • Cades Cove Descendant Continues Hospitality Tradition
  • Genealogy Extracted from Queries in the First Issues of The Blount Journal
  • Long-Time Mystery of Father’s Nickname Solved
  • Alcoa’s Advantages for the Colored Workman – part 2 of 2
  • Indian Census Roll – Census of the Eastern Cherokee reservation of the Cherokee, North Carolina jurisdiction, as of April 1, 1932 (part 3)

Spring 2020

  • Blount County Vietnam Soldiers – War Dead (Part 1 of 2)
  • “Your Loving Son, Amos Atchley” World War I Letters from a Homesick Soldier
  • Blount County Annual Report of the Department of Education for the Scholastic Year Ending June 30, 1932
  • Blount County’s Beech Grove Community – Prior to Fort Loudon Lake
  • Sam Houston Schoolhouse Revisited
  • Indian Census Roll – Census of the Eastern Cherokee Reservation
  • “Blount County Dairies in Earlier Days” – Presentation by Ken Cornett at the Smoky Mountain Historical Society’s Quarterly Meeting, March 15, 2020
  • Marleitta Cooper (January 11, 1946 – December 8, 2019)

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