S.F. Dobyns Papers, 1927-1943 and undated


Title: S.F. Dobyns Papers, 1927-1943 and undated

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 605

Physical Description: 3 folders

Creator: Unknown

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport


Provenance: The collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by ?.

Access/Restrictions: 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.

Processed by: This collection was processed by Brianne Wright.


This collection should be cited as:

S.F. Dobyns Papers, 1927-1943 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 605. Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


The collection contains correspondence and other documents from Stephen Brutus Fleming Dobyns (S.F. Dobyns). Dobyns, born in 1892 came to Kingsport with his parents, James Wiley Dobyns (J.W. Dobyns) and Lula Lee Cooper. J.W. Dobyns was the first mayor of Kingsport. He married Johnnie Evans on 12 March 1936, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He died on November 6, 1980, in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Tennessee.


  1. Correspondence, 1927-1930 and undated
  2. Memorandum of Proposed Rescission of Purchase and Sale Agreement between S.F. Dobyns and other and G.W. Taylor, November 20, 1943
  3. “The Story of Fairacres: The Old Homestead”, undated