I am a descendant of many early settlers in East Tennessee. Some were settlers in the US in the 1600s and others arrived in the early 1700s
NOTE TO ANCESTRY MEMBERS: During a trial membership, I found the majority of my personal old family photos I uploaded to Memorials grabbed and added to member trees without mention of where they came from! I do this out of love for my Ancestors and do not appreciate the taking of what does NOT belong to you!!!
I have worked a lot on my Beeler line. Daniel Beeler and his wife Rachel Cawood Rogers were the ancestors of the majority of Beeler descendants in Union County Tennessee. Two of their sons, David and James, fought for the Union during the Civil War.
Names in my heritage include Beeler, Walker, Stiner, Graves, Houston, Keck, McBee, Owsley, Goin, Rogers, Cawood, Petree, Lewis, Ausmus, Bolinger, Price and many others. I am extremely proud of my ancestors and the people they were.
Known Revolutionary War Grandfathers: Israel McBee, John Owsley, John Rogers, Benjamin Rogers (John's Father) Solomon Lewis, Conrad (Coonrod) Keck, Henrich Keck (Conrad's Father) Edward Walker Sr., Thomas Goin, Jacob Graves, Benjamin Price, and Peter Stoner (family spelling now is Stiner).
Known Grandfathers War of 1812: William Rogers and son David Rogers, and Michael Shoffner
Known Civil War Grandfathers: David Rogers Beeler 8th TN Volunteer Infantry Company C---Union Fifer Abijah Collins 1st TN Volunteer Infantry Company C---Union Private Richard Burgess 62nd North Carolina Infantry Company A---Confederate Private
Tennessee ancestors I just read your bio ... I really need to add mine. We are probably cousins! I have Beeler, Rogers, Cawood and Lewis ancestors, in addition to Monday, Lane, McNew, and connections to most of the other names you list.
F M Stiner obit Hi Kathy! Happy Thanksgiving! I wanted to contact you here in advance that I'm sending an obit to you via email for F. M. Stiner. I was afraid it would get dumped into your spam folder and you'd never see it.
MAJOR DAVID ROGERS Kathy--I do hope you get these suggestions to the ROGERS cemetery. I fear I have sent a lot for your consideration. I have no kin here but enjoy the mystery of it. Anna's marker says wife of JESSE. If she was married to Henderson AND Jesse, I believe the one in the ROGERS cemetery off Dairy Lane is the correct fit. He was born 1811 and died 1888. Respectfully, Joe Maryville, TN
Collins in Goin, Tennessee Hi again, Have you ever been in contact with the California Collins'? My father saw a letter from someone in Tennessee years ago who was trying to locate family lineage information. I believe it was addressed to his uncle Elvin Collins who has since passed away. This was well before the helpfulness of the internet sites we enjoy today! My dad would love to go out and see ancestor's graves and possibly meet fellow Collins descendants of Abijah Collins in Tennessee some time.
RE: Abijah Collins Thanks! Abijah is my third great-grandfather through his son James Matthew, his son Charles Harrison, his son Charles Lionel, his son Johnny (my dad). I am just beginning to search for Melungeon connections and believe we are able to be traced back to Vardy Collins. My dad will be tickled about the painting info!
Abijah Collins Hello, I am a descendant of Abijah Collins and am curious about the painting (?) of Abijah and Louisa posted on his page. Please let me know if you have other photos of him and/or any other Collins relation. Thanks so much