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Tyree Collection

Identifier: Mss. 73 T99

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Scope and Contents

Tyree collection of research notes of Virginia families compiled from Virginia county records. Notebooks containing genealogical information compiled by Young Tyree. Concerns mostly Virginia counties and families, but also includes notes from Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Scotland and England. Tyree took notes on looseleaf paper of land patents and arranged the pages in binders by county and by patentee in alphabetical orders. Families he was particularly interested in were Allen, Avery, Black, Branch, Burton, Chadwell, Cox, Davenport, Durham, Elam, Ferguson, Finch, Fleming, Fore, Goddin, Hancock, Hatcher, Hogg, Jones, Jordan, Meredith, Mills, Mitchell, Mosby, Moseley, Pollock, Price, Ratcliffe, Shepherd, Smith, Summers, Taylor, Tiller and Tyree. He also took notes from censuses and from tax rolls.


  • Creation: 1960-1970

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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642.00 Linear Feet

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Guide to the Tyree Collection
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