The Resource Nan Overton West papers

Nan Overton West papers

Label
Nan Overton West papers, 1927-2007
Title
Nan Overton West papers
Inclusive dates
1927-2007
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1927-2007, of Nan Overton West (b. 1919) of Lubbock, Texas, containing genealogical research used in her book "Jennings-Dunlap Genealogy," published in 2006. There is also information on the allied families of Alsup, Appling, Colley, Harkness, Humphries, McDonald, Overton, Perteet, Pulliam, Strong, and Tigner who settled in Hanover, Henrico, Northumberland, and Washington Counties, Virginia, and Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. The collection includes articles, clippings, copies and transcriptions of census records, deeds, military records, and vital statistics, correspondence with family members and other researchers, family group sheets and pedigrees, genealogies compiled by others, membership applications, newsletters, obitiuaries, and published sources. Some of the material was compiled by West's mother, Nannie Melvina Jennings Overton (1890-1973)
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Biographical or historical data
Nan Overton West is a life-long resident of Lubbock, Texas. She attended Lubbock Public Schools, Texas Technological College, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and The University of Texas, where she graduated with a B.A. degree in 1941. After retiring from the family businesses, she published a genealogical history of her husband Pete’s family, THE WESTS AND THE RAYS AND THEIR ALLIES: SOUTHERN FAMILIES FROM THE COLONIES TO TEXAS. In 1991 this book was awarded First Place for Family History and Grand Prize for Writing by The Texas State Genealogical Society. In 1992 she published HE WORE A PINK CARNATION: A BIOGRAPHY OF DR. MARVIN C. OVERTON, her father and a pioneer physician in West Texas. She also has written THE OVERTONS: 700 YEARS WITH ALLIED FAMILIES FROM ENGLAND TO VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY, AND TEXAS (1997). In 2006, she published JENNINGS-DUNLAP GENEALOGY.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Nan Overton West papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi04613.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
4.05
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
West, Nan Overton
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001693959
Reproduction note
photocopies.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (9 boxes)

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