Kenney, Anna Whitehead Papers Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers, 1965-1972 Ms.1991.022

Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers, 1965-1972 Ms.1991.022


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1991.022
Title
Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers1965-1972
Quantity
0.6 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes
Creator
Kenney, Anna Whitehead
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers contains a collection of biographical information about local families compiled by Kenney during her time as a curator at Smithfield Plantation.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Permission to publish material from the Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers, Ms1991-022, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers were donated to Special Collections prior to 1992.

Processing Information

Some initial processing, arrangement, and description of the Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers was completed prior to 1992. A folder list and additional description were completed in October 2012.


Biographical Note

Anna Whitehead Kenney was a resident of Blacksburg, Virginia and curator of Smithfield Plantation from 1965 to 1972.

Scope and Contents

Papers consist of the files she created while Kenney worked at Smithfield, with historical and biographical information about the Preston family and other pioneer families of Blacksburg.

Related Material

Special Collections is home to several collections relating to branches of the Preston family from Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and Abingdon, Virginia, including:

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Montgomery County Branch Papers, 1754-1996. Ms1962-001. Finding aid available online.

George Green Shackelford Papers, 1899-1990. Ms1983-008. Finding aid available online.

John Preston Deed, 1826. Ms2005-014.

John Preston Papers, 1806-1830, 1844, n.d. Ms1994-034. Finding aid available online.

Preston Family (Alice Preston Moore Collection) Papers, 1745-1882. Ms1962-004.

Preston Family (Charles Peale Didier Collection) Papers, 1747-1897. Ms1985-020. Finding aid available online.

Robert Taylor Preston Papers, 1829-1871, n.d. Ms1992-003. Finding aid available online.

Smithfield Preston Foundation Papers, 1784-1881. Ms1997-002. Finding aid available online.

William Preston Land Grant, 1773. Ms1994-027.

Willard Preston Genealogy, c.1998. Ms2009-121. Finding aid available online.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Preston family (Abingdon, Va.)
  • Preston family (Montgomery County, Va.)
  • Preston family (Solitude, Blacksburg, Va.)
  • Preston, Susanna Smith, 1740-1823
  • Preston, William, 1729-1783
  • Smithfield Plantation House (Blacksburg, Va.)
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Anna Whitehead Kenney Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Kenney, Anna Whitehead
  • Preston, Susanna Smith, 1740-1823
  • Preston, William, 1729-1783

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Colonel James Patton--Immigrant
box-folder 1 folder: 2
The Preston Family--Compiled By John Mason Brown 1870 Orlando Brown
box-folder 1 folder: 3
John Preston--Immigrant (Came to America 1737; d. 1747; Burnkaneck (?) Elizabeth Patton Dec. 25 1700-Dec. 25-1776
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Colonel William Preston (1730-1783); Second Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Susanna Smith Preston (1793-1823)
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Elizabeth Preston (1762-1779); M-Jan. 8 1779 to William Strother Madison
box-folder 1 folder: 7
John W. Preston (1763-1827) "Greenfield", Third Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Francis Smith Preston (1765-1835); Aspenvale and Abingdon
box-folder 1 folder: 9
Sarah Preston McDowell (1767-1841); Fourth Child of Col. William and Susannah; Born at Greenfield, May 3rd, 1767; Died July 3,1841
box-folder 1 folder: 10
William Preston, Jr. (1768-1821) of Kentucky; Third Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Nancy (Anne) Preston (1769-1782)
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Susanna Preston (Born Oct. 4, 1772; Died June 21,1833)
box-folder 1 folder: 13
James Patton Preston (1774-1843); Third Generation; "Smithfield"
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Letitia Preston (1779-1852); Third Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Thomas Lewis Preston (1782-1813); Third Generation; Youngest Son of Col. William Preston
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Margaret Brown Preston (1784-1843); "Peggy"
box-folder 1 folder: 17
William Campbell Preston (1794-1860); Fourth Generation; Columbia, South Carolina
box-folder 1 folder: 18
William Ballard Preston (1805-1862); Fourth Generation; "Smithfield"
box-folder 1 folder: 19
Robert Taylor Preston (1809-1880); Fourth Generation; "Solitude"
box-folder 1 folder: 20
John Smith Preston (1809-1881); Fourth Generation; Hampton-Preston House, Columbia, South Carolina
box-folder 1 folder: 21
John Thomas Lewis Preston; B. 1811; Fourth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Charles H. C. Preston; Fourth Generation; Son of Francis S. Preston
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Thomas Lewis Preston; B. 1812; Fourth Generation; Son of Gen. Francis Preston and Sally Campbell
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Elizabeth Randolph Preston; Fourth Generation; Married 1835 to William Armistead Cocke
box-folder 1 folder: 25
William Preston III (1816-1887); Fourth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 26
James Francis Preston (1813-1862); Fourth Generation; "Whitehorn"
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Hugh Caperton Preston (1856-1905_; Fifth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 29
William Redd Preston (1841-1872); Fifth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 30
James Patton Preston (d. 1911); Fifth Generation; Son of William Ballard Preston
box-folder 1 folder: 31
James Patton Preston (1838-1901); Fifth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 32
William Ballard Preston (1858-1901); Fifth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 34
William Ballard Preston (1888-1959); Sixth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 35
Robert Baldwin Preston (1881-1944); Sixth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 36
Hugh Caperton Preston (1898-1966); Sixth Generation (File Empty)
box-folder 1 folder: 37
Ellinor Graham Preston (Descended Through Mary Preston Howard and Cochran Preston Also); Sixth Generation
box-folder 1 folder: 38
Preston Records (In Courthouse); Marriages, Births, Deaths; Wills, Deed; Plats in Montgomery County Courthouse)
box-folder 1 folder: 39
Bibliography
box-folder 1 folder: 40
Preston Cemetery At Smithfield
box-folder 1 folder: 41
Smithfield Plantation--Photographs
box-folder 1 folder: 42
Preston Brandy Warmer; Sold to Colonial Williamsburg 1942 by Mrs. Brockenborough Lamb, Sr. of Richmond, VA. Description and Records Enclosed; In Geddy Silver Shop
box-folder 1 folder: 43
Hiram Powers (1805-1873)--Sculptor
box-folder 2 folder: 1
Colonel John Floyd (1750-1783); Dr. John Floyd (son), Governor of VIrginia; John B. Floyd (Grandson), Governor of Virginia
box-folder 2 folder: 2
Allied Families--Patton, Breckenridge, Floyd, Lewis, Smith, Madison Campbell, Howard, Brown, King, McDowell-Taylor-Thas. H. Benton(?); Contemporaries
box-folder 2 folder: 3
Pioneer Stories
box-folder 2 folder: 4
The Journal of Thomas Walker
box-folder 2 folder: 5
The Southwest Corner By Goodridge Wilson
box-folder 2 folder: 6
Kentucky Lands--Preston-Floyd, Breckenridge; Letters From Neal. O. Hammon, Louisville, Kentucky
box-folder 2 folder: 7
History of Area--Newpaper Clippings