Pearson and Davis Families Papers, 1839-1887

KC Manuscript Collection 136

The Pearson and Davis Families lived in the area of modern day Kingsport,Tennessee at the time of the American Civil War.  Several of the documents in the collection date from that period including handwritten song lyrics and James Davis’ discharge papers.  Other manuscripts include the marriage certificate of a member of the Pearson family to Elizabeth Davis, land deeds, and the Resolution and By-Laws of Beech Grove Prohibition Club.

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes.  The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

This collection should be cited as:

Pearson and Davis Families Papers, 1839-1887.  KC Manuscript Collection 136, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

E. Marshall Galloway processed the collection and developed the finding aid in July 2006.

Davis Family.

Pearson Family.

United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865–Songs and music.

Folk Music–Southern States.

Deeds–Tennessee–Hawkins County.

Military Discharge–Tennessee–Hawkins County.

Marriage Licenses–Tennessee–Hawkins County.

Temperance–United States–History.

Prohibitionists–United States–History.

Hawkins County (Tenn.)–Genealogy.


Folder 1

1. a. Deed, Granted to L. Pearson by Gabriel M’Craw, 1841

b. Discharge Papers of James Davis, 1865

c. Resolution and By-Laws of Beech Grove Prohibition Club, 1887

2. a. Marriage License, 1858

b. Song Lyrics, undated

Oversize folder

1. Land Deed, Granted to Frederick Brewer by Thomas Johnson and Samuel Nicholson, 1839