REFERENCES to our family history
References to the Tennessee Delzells
in Inez Burns book, "History of Blount County Tennessee"
"The first definite anti-slavery society in East Tennesee was formed in 1814 and the state organization was formed in 1815. The Quakers and Convenanters were foremost in this movement, and the Rev. John Rankin of Jefferson County was the Martin Luther of the cause.
pp.58, footnote 11, Delegates to the 1822 Convention from Blount County were: There was a county orgaization in Blount County by 1822.11
11. Delegates to the 1822 Convention from Blount County were: David Delzell. . . . Other members belonging were . . . James Houston.
"There are two fine Springs within a few steps of the hotel site and another called "Black Sulphur" two or three miles away, which Foute acquired from David Delzell in 1834...
"Slavery agitation became such a problem that many families: McKamy, Duncan, Delzell, and Tedford emigrated en masse to Illinois.
pp.301. Appendix: A List of Taxable Property and Tax for Blount County, 1801
"Captain James Scott's Company: Delzell, John pp.308
pp. 308 Captain Jehu Stephen's Company, War of 1812:
"James Delzell Pvt."
pp. 309 Captain James Tedford's Company, War of 1812:
"Robert Delzell Pvt."
pp. 327 Fa,ily Data.
"Families about whom data may be found in the Parham Papers in the McClung Collection in Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, TN."(Delzell- Dalzell Folder)