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Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Other Descriptive Information
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Faw Family Papers, 1750-1955
- Faw family
- Faw Family Papers
- 1750-1955 (inclusive)17501955
- 0.25 linear feet
- Collection Number
- SPC 976-0029 (collection)
- The Faw Family papers includes geneological material on the Faw family, as well as 1750-1954 correspondence between various family members. Unusual items in the correspondence include a description of life in colonial Virginia, as well as six letters discussing various aspects of the Civil War.
Eastern Washington University
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Linda and Amy Faw gathered historical materials on the Faw and related families. This was put in typescript form, photocopied, and distributed to family members in June 1955 as the "Faw Family Record." It includes short biographical sketches produced by various family members, transcripts of newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, and unpublished poetry and prose.
The correspondence consists of letters written to Amy and Linda Faw from 1939-55 in connection with their research, as well as correspondence between various family members from 1750-1954. They discuss family business and reflect the historical time period in which they were written. Some of the unusual pieces include: a 1750 letter of Jacob Faw discussing life in Colonial Virginia; an April 1862 account of the Battle of Shiloh by Confederate Captain George Parkes Faw of the 29th Tennessee Infantry; a January 1863 account by Condfederate soldier Robert Francis (27th North Carolina Regiment) of camp conditions near Richmond, Virginia in the days following the Battle of Fredericksburg; several pieces which discuss living conditions in Tennessee during the Civil War, as well as an 1866 letter discussing Confederate guerilla warfare in East Tennessee.
Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top
Index to Correspondence
|Burkett, John M.||Amy and Linda Faw||8-10-1939||2:8|
|Butts, Mary Jane||Amy and Linda Faw||9-10-1954||12:16|
|Faw, Charles Amos||Amy and Linda Faw||11-8-1954||12:14-15|
|Faw, Claude T.||Amy and Linda Faw||4:8|
|Faw, D.H.||Amy and Linda Faw||7-5-1939||5:5|
|Faw, Dudley W.||Amy and Linda Faw||8-21-1954||5:6-8|
|Faw, Henry||Amy and Linda Faw||9-16-1954||4:9|
|Faw, James Enoch||Amy and Linda Faw||8-11-1954||12:2-3|
|Faw, Reuben||Amy and Linda Faw||9-20-1954||5:15|
|Faw, Robert||Amy and Linda Faw||8-16-1954||12:7-10|
|Faw, W.H.||Amy and Linda Faw||6-6-1954||10:9|
|Moeller, Joan Faw||Amy and Linda Faw||3-16-1955||2:13|
|Weaver, E. Paul||Amy and Linda Faw||12:13|
|Yount, Isabelle Dodge||Amy and Linda Faw||3-15-1954||2:1-7|
|Faugh, Thomas||Jacob J. Faw||9-17-1863||6:13|
|Faugh, Thomas||Jacob J. Faw||10-1863||6:14|
|Faugh, Thomas||Tom Faw||3-3-1866||7:1-3|
|Faw, Abraham B.||Jonathan Faw||6-14-1863||4:5-6|
|Faw, B.P.||Enoch Faw||10-5-1897||4:7|
|Faw, Claude C||James E. Faw||9-15-1954||12:6|
|Faw, Eli C.||Jacob Judson||10-19-1860||6:11|
|Faw, Eli C.||J.J. Faw||5-31-1866||7:6|
|Faw, Eli C.||Jacob J. Faw||5-29-1867||7:9|
|Faw, Elvira||sister & brother||2-3-1868||7:10|
|Faw, Franklin||sister & brother||4-1-1860||6:10|
|Faw, George Parkes||wife||4-6-1862||4:4-5|
|Faw, Jacob & Sarah||brother & cousin||4-25-1853||6:2-3|
|Faw, James Enoch||Claude C. Faw||8-17-1954||12:4|
|Faw, Martin||brother||ca. 1860||6:12|
|Faw, Mary||son & daughter||ca. 1860's||7:5|
|Faw, Mary||son & daughter||7-24-1870||7:12|
|Faw, Mary||J.J. Faw||3-31-1872||7:13|
|Faw, Reuben C.||J.J. Faw||10-29-1897||8:3|
|Francis, Robert||Mary Ann Jones||1-17-1863||2:12|
|Hartzog, D.W.||J.J. Faw||3-17-1889||8:1|
|Hartzog, Mary A.||sister & brother||7-19-1889||8:2|
|Hartzog, Mary A.||brother||12-2-1897||8:4|
|Jones, Mary Ann||J.J. Faw||4-25-1869||7:11|
|Jones, Mary Ann||sister & brother||7-24-1870||7:12|
|Jones, Mary Ann||sister & brother||9-27-1874||7:14|
|Jones, Mary Ann||J.J. Faw||8-27-1876||7:15|
|Willcoxen, J.F.||sister & brother||10-2-1859||6:8|
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see: http://www.ewu.edu/Library/Services/Archives.xml
Publishing rights retained by the Faw Family. For more information, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or email@example.com
Faw Family Papers; SPC 976-0029; box number; folder number; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The "Faw Family Record" was issued with correspondence interspersed throughout, and biographical sketches arranged in a rough chronological order according to the various branches of the family. The copy in the EWU archives has been left in its original order. It is divided into twelve folders, with item numbers written on the back of each page. These numbers make it possible to quickly locate individual items listed in the arrangement and description. The arrangement and description also identifies each piece of correspondence by writer, recipient, and date.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Unusual Subject CorrespondenceReturn to Top
Life in Colonial Virginia
Battle of Shiloh
Aftermath of Fredericksburg
Civil War in Tennessee
Civil War in Tennessee
Civil War in Tennessee
Civil War: guerrilla warfare in East Tennessee
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF FAMILY MEMBERSReturn to Top
Published Articles (listed in order of occurrence)
"Johnson City Founded in 1857," Johnson City, Tennessee, Enterprise, 1883.
Austin P. Foster and Albert H. Roberts, "Judge Walter Wagner Faw," Tennessee Democracy; A History of the Party and Its Representative Members Past and Present, (Publisher and date of publication not known), IV, 960-64.
"Judge W.W. Faw, One of County's Best Loved Men," Franklin, Tennessee, Review Appeal, Sept. 3, 1936.
|Sept. 3, 1936|
Obituary: "Fall Down Apartment Steps is Fatal to Miss. Sally S. Faw," no date or source known.
Karl Detzer, "Miracles in Milton," condensed from Kiwanis Magazine, n.d.
"Elder Jacob Faw; Biographical Sketch of an Exemplary Man,” 1887, source unknown.
"A Brief History of the German Baptist Church of Forsyth Co., N.C.," no source or date known.
Unpublished Sketches (in alphabetical order)Return to Top
"Brief Outline of the Early Faw Generations"
Cannon, Margaret Wagner Faw
Faw, Amos - Descendants
Faw, Chalmer E.
Faw, Elizabeth - Descendants
"Faw Family Records"
Faw, Floyd - Family
Faw, Rev. George P.
Faw, Isaaic - Family
Faw, Jacob of Maryland - Descendants
Faw, Jacob II - 7th and 8th children
Faw, Jonathan and Sarah Parkes Faw
Faw, Mary Ann - Descendants
Faw, Martin - Descendants
Faw, Matilda- Descendants
Faw, Olive Eloise
Faw, Reuben - Ancestors, 1700-1955
Faw, Reuben and Charity Weaver - Descendants
Faw, Reuben Estell - Family
Faw, Thomas Ambrose and Descendants
Faw, Walter Wagner
Faw, Walter Wagner - Descendants
Gentry, James Monroe and Mary Faw – children and grandchildren
Willcoxen, Elijah - "Record of Captain Elijah Willcoxen's family who came to Lewistown and Canton, Illinois from North Carolina."
NON-BIOGRAPHICAL WRITINGS OF FAMILY MEMBERSReturn to Top
Articles (in alphabetical order by author)
Bernadine Bailey, "Go Into Business for Yourself," Success Today, Spring, 1948.
Elizabeth C. Faw, "On the Hunt in North Carolina," originally published in an unnamed antique magazine, n.d.
Jean Thomas, "The Boy from Raccoon Hollow," n.d.
Helen Crawford, "The Family Tree," n.d.
Frank Faw, "When Nettie Sings," Bloomington, Illinois, Pantagraph, ca. 1910.
Walter E. Isenhour, "The Old Mountain Home,"n.d.
EPHEMERAReturn to Top
Funeral announcement: Isaac F. Faw, Feb. 1940
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Frontier and pioneer life--United States
- Genealogical correspondence--United States
- Faw family
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Form or Genre Terms
- Faw, Amy (creator)
- Faw, Linda (creator)