Hi, I was born and grew up in Pikeville, Bledsoe County, TN. Since I began researching my family tree in 2007, I have learned many things about thousands of relatives that I had never known about.
I know there are many people who are, or soon will be, searching for their roots as well. I hope the information that I place on this website will assist them in locating a long-lost relative.
I'm researching the following family lines, as well as MANY OTHER LINES associated with Bledsoe County, Tennessee and MANY OTHER STATES: Allison, Anderson, Bowman, Boyd, Bradford, Campbell, Clifton, Cooke, Craig, Curry, Green, Hale, Hall, Hawkins, Holland, Larcome, Massey, Maxwell, McCoy, Pendergrass, Pleasants, Russell, Simmons, Skillern, Snow, Stanton, Steip, Stipe, Stipes, Wheeler, and others.
I'm thrilled to report that, after a multi-year effort, I'm now the proud owner of one of the elusive "Skillern Family History and Genealogy" book.
My private database contains in excess of 129,000 individuals, although I have posted only a tiny percentage of my data on Ancestry.com Family Tree, Find A Grave, etc.
I recently had my DNA analyzed through Ancestry.com and 23andMe.com. The information contained in these test results continues to be invaluable to me in my quest to learn more about my family history, my health, and where my ancestors lived thousands of years ago.
According to my haplogroup, my Boyd line is believed to have originated in a place now known as Doggerland. You can learn more about it at the following websites:
http://vimeo.com/62848771 ...This is a short film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbuOfz_M9ZM ...Another short film.
Dovie Keener Memorial # 17048757 Hello, I am the great grand daughter of Dovie Keener and I have been trying to locate a death cert for her in TN. I have been told that it does not exist. Do you have any ideas or other suggestion? Thank you very much. Emma Walling
Evan Braden Campbell Hello, Sammy--or should I say, Hello, cousin. Evan's father Joseph Campbell was younger brother to my great great great grandfather, James (Sr) Campbell. The two men left Va together and settled in Tn. James' land lies along Hwy 127 on the eastern side of Pickett Co. His family cemetery can be seen from the road. We cousins found James' original log cabin, standing in very good condition, last summer and are negotiating a nice historical plaque for it. Thank you so very much for posting Evan's info on findagrave. I particularly appreciate the lovely mention of his CSA service at age 48. What conviction! Three of his cousin John's sons also served in the CSA cavalry (from Fentress Co TN). I have posted Evan's photo on my Ancestry tree. He looks like all the Campbell men in our family. I can spot 'em at 50 paces. Would love to correspond with you.
Leroy Warren Sams Unless a lot of research I've done on the Sams family is in error, this should be Leroy Washington Sams, not Leroy Warren Sams....If you have documented proof otherwise, I would love for you to share it. Thanks, Norma Sams Jones
Elizabeth Coleman Hello there. I saw you left a picture saying "Never Forgotten" at the grave of Elizabeth Coleman? Well, I was wondering if there was any relation as she is my 7th Great Grandmother? Since you said you enjoy meeting relatives distant or no I thought I might ask. Have a good day!
Memorial # 63325086 Hi Sammy, My name is Bonnie and I maintain over 36,000 memorials on find a grave, and up-dating as many as I can find or sent info on daily. Yes I am a Genealogist nut also, And have 19 three inch books on our families alone and looking for more as I have the time for. But I am sorry to have to ask you to please remove the Death Cert from the fore mentioned memorial, as I have found so many with incorrect info, & missing info (not saying that this one has any) so I have requested that they not be put on any memorial that I have Created or Maintain, and would appreciate you removing the one you placed on the above mentioned Memorial # also.
Have a great day, Good luck with your searches. Bonnie