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Leo York (#47707923)
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Bio Photo I was born in the lower Bull Run Valley of Anderson Co ,TN and baptized in the Bull Run River. My mom and dad bought 12.9 acres from the descendants of John and Sarah Cox in 1946. This has been home since that time. The Cox Cemetery is located on a hill behind my home for which I maintain as a voluntary caretaker. As such I wanted to know more about this family and started doing research online ,at the public library and the county archives. This area of 1000 ac was a 1788 NC Land grant to James Henry who conveyed it to his three married daughters, Elizabeth, Rachael and Ruby Catherine.

A large number of my mothers ancesters are buried at Bakers Forge Cemetery in Campbell Co., Tn. Most were relocated there when TVA impounded Norris Dam and flooded nearby Loyston in Union Co.,Tn. At that time my mom age 12 moved with her grand parents Lassie Helen Craig Prater Turner and William Harvey Turner to land across the Bull Run River in Anderson Co from which is still in view from her front porch. My mom is related to the Sweats,Craigs,Dials,Praters,Turners and others at Bakers Forge .
My grand father John York came with his family to South Clinton in Anderson Co in the 1920's from Cordell in Scott Co.,Tn and is related to the Yorks,Jeffers,Newports,Lewallens and Sextons of that county. I am far more knowledgable of my moms family. I get very confused when I do research on the Sextons of Scott Co. There are thousands!- and all with the same first and last name!Ugh!

I am a recently retired RN of 35 yrs. Local history,my 6 dogs, gardening, wildlife, preservation and conservation are passions.

I will always be eager to help with links,photos, transfers.
" I always wonder what the people were like whom I'm tromping over and photographing. It's neat to sometimes get a feel for the reality of who they were and how they lived their lives. They sneezed, they dropped stuff that broke, they tripped over something in the dark or stubbed their toes, they hated okra or loved it fried in cornmeal, they loved to laugh or was mad at the world." by Edie Doepel #46583214
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RebeccaSue Daugherty
Dennis Charles Day
They haven't posted full obit yet when they do, will get it right to you. thank you becky
Added by RebeccaSue Daugherty on Feb 22, 2015 10:24 AM
RebeccaSue Daugherty
Dennis Day
Memorial 104380861 hi Leo wanted to know for sure if this is same person. I am guessing it is. Four Oaks Funeral Home has his b day as the 4th but on stone it is 14. Let me know and I will delete mine. thank you for your contribution , we think a lot a like on thinking. becky
Added by RebeccaSue Daugherty on Feb 22, 2015 5:43 AM
Christine Taylor
RE: Shellie Cross @ Sunrise Cemetery
You're welcome!
Added by Christine Taylor on Feb 13, 2015 10:32 AM
Della Phillips Harper
Andrew Sweat
Went all over the cemetery and could not find a stone for him. There are a lot of unmarked & unreadable stones. Sorry.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Feb 01, 2015 12:02 PM
RE: Liberty Cemetery
hay any time i can help. i have susie kries morgan co cemt. book and boy it sure comes in handy for the older stones. J
Added by J on Nov 13, 2014 7:15 PM
The Lone Ranger
RE: William & Katy Miller at Carr Fork Cemetery
you are very welcome!
Cemetery is not being taken care of due to lack of money. I searched the cemetery 2-3 times before I finally found them. Glad I did
Added by The Lone Ranger on Oct 28, 2014 2:38 PM
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W M Byrd
Thanks for the transfer of my family member.
Added by Family Finder on Oct 07, 2014 8:59 AM
I've made the updates to the memorials you suggested. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on Oct 03, 2014 8:42 PM
I've made the updates to the memorials you suggested. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on Oct 03, 2014 8:42 PM
RE: Annie Cross Offutt

You suggested an edit to Find A Grave Memorial# 36771309 for Annie (nee Cross) Offutt. In it you suggest that she be linked to her parents who are listed as Joseph Black Cross and Sephie Crozier Cross. I posted a question to your page as I have the father listed as Joseph Britton Cross and the mother as Straphenia Crozier.

I wondered how sure you were about the connection and his middle name? Additionally I see that you have him listed as a member of the 2nd TN Calvary. I've looked on the National Parks Soldier and Sailor site as well as Fold3 and haven't found a match yet.

Dave O.
Added by dwooff on Sep 29, 2014 6:59 PM
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