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Collection Number: 02262

Collection Title: Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2300 items)
Abstract The Lenoir family settled primarily in North Carolina and Tennessee. This collection consists largely of personal letters addressed to Albert Sobieski Lenoir (1803-1861) and Catharine Frieling Welcker (Lenoir) and to George Lewis Welcker (d. 1848), from their large family connection in North Carolina and Tennessee and from Welcker's friends in the army. There are also papers relating to Albert S. Lenoir's work as Federal issuing agent to the Cherokee Indians, and his business and planting interests, and to Welcker's army engineering work. The later papers are of the next generation. The seventeen volumes are farm records, commonplace books, and albums.
Creator Lenoir family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, #2262, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Deposited by Mrs. Z. C. Patten of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Albert Sobieski Lenoir (1803-1861) of Loudon County, Tenn., was one of the twelve children of William Ballard Lenoir (1775-1852), who moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1810. William B. Lenoir was one of seven children, and his father, General William Lenoir of North Carolina, was one of ten. Albert S. Lenoir married Catharine Frieling Welcker in 1837, and they had ten children. His brother-in-law, George Lewis Welcker, entered the United States Military Academy in in 1832, and died in 1848 having attained the rank of captain in the Corps of Engineers.

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This collection consists largely of personal letters addressed to Albert Sobieski Lenoir (1803-1861) and Catharine Frieling Welcker (Lenoir) and to George Lewis Welcker (d. 1848), from their large family connection in North Carolina and Tennessee and from Welcker's friends in the army. There are also papers relating to Albert S. Lenoir's work as Federal issuing agent to the Cherokee Indians, and his business and planting interests, and to Welcker's army engineering work. The later papers are of the next generation. The seventeen volumes are farm records, commonplace books, and albums.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1819-1829 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1830-1834 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1835-1836 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1836 September-December #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1837 January-May #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1837 June-August #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1837 September-December #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1838 January-March #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1838 April-June #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1838 July-December #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1939 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1840 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1841 January-July #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1841 August-December #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1842 January-June #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1842 July-December #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1843 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1844-1846 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1847 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1848-1849 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1850-1851 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1854-1855 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1856 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1857-1858 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25-26

Folder 25

Folder 26

1859 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 25-26

Folder 27

1860 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

1861 January-August #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

1861 September #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

1861 October-December #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

1862-1866 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

1867-1869 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

1870-1879 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

February 1880-May 1884 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

1884-1889 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

1890-1900 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37-39

Folder 37

Folder 38

Folder 39

Undated #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 37-39

Folder 40

Clippings and photographs #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Avery genealogical chart #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

#02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 42

See Separated Volume SV-2262/1.

SV-2262/1

Volume 1 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." SV-2262/1

1838-1849. Farm account, miscellaneous.

Folder 43

Volume 2 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 43

1839-1852. Farm observations and notes.

Folder 44

Volume 3 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 44

1839-1861. Farm and general trading accounts.

Folder 45

#02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 45

See Separated Volume SV-2262/4.

SV-2262/4

Volume 4 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." SV-2262/4

1844-1859. Stock book.

Folder 46

#02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 46

See Separated Volume SV-2262/5.

SV-2262/5

Volume 5 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." SV-2262/5

1850-1866. Farm and general trading accounts.

Folder 47

#02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 47

See Separated Volume SV-2262/6.

SV-2262/6

Volume 6 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." SV-2262/6

1853-1860. Farm journal.

Folder 48

Volume 7 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 48

1861. Virginia University Magazine

Folder 49-50

Folder 49

Folder 50

Volumes 8-9 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 49-50

1831. Notes on reading, George L. Welcker, 2 volumes.

Folder 51

Volume 10 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 51

1840. Commonplace book, Mary Jane Welcker.

Folder 52

Volume 11 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 52

1841. Commonplace book, Mary Jane Welcker.

Folder 53

Volume 12 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 53

1842. Commonplace book, Mary Jane Welcker.

Folder 54

Volume 13 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 54

1861. Confederate rations book, Captain H. I. Welcker, Camp Cummings, Knoxville, Tenn.

Folder 55

Volume 14 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 55

1851. Commonplace book of Elizabeth J. Lenoir.

Folder 56

Volume 15 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 56

1855-1858. Autograph book, Elizabeth J. Lenoir.

Folder 57

Volume 16 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 57

Welcker genealogical notes.

Folder 58

#02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." Folder 58

See Separated Volume SV-2262/17.

SV-2262/17

Volume 17 #02262, Series: "Lenoir Family of Tennessee Papers, 1819-1919 and undated." SV-2262/17

1837-1859. Portfolio containing copy books, commonplace books, drawings, and manuscripts. Mary Jane and Margaret Welcker.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, November 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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