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DeVault Tavern Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: Acc-839

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers recovered from the DeVault property in Jonesborough, Tennessee. It includes letters, deeds, photographs, day books, ledgers, genealogies and newspaper clippings. Much of the material was produced by John DeVault (Davault), the son of Frederick DeVault (Davault).


  • 1766-2014


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


6.00 linear feet

Language of Materials



The papers were received arranged in binders by type and this arrangement has been retained at this time. There is an inventory of items which is available on request.

Physical Access Requirements

Many of the documents were scanned and/or transcribed by Tracy DeVault. Status is indicated on the collection inventory. Available transcripts are with the corresponding documents; low-resolution JPEG scans can be viewed at the Archives of Appalachia.

Custodial History

Robert Jones collected the materials from the DeVault house after he purchased the property. In 2010, he loaned the material to genealogist Tracy DeVault who inventoried the papers and placed them in binders. DeVault completed his work with the papers in 2014 at which point ownership was transferred from Jones to the Archives of Appalachia.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Robert Jones of Jonesborough, Tennessee in August 2014, accession number 2014-041.

Related Publications

Kennedy, Paul. The DeVault Tavern (exhibit catalog), 2014.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA