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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 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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Lucky M Mauk
Thanks for the heads up on the duplicate. I don't remember having the second memorial transfered to me. Have asked F/G to remove the dup.
Added by SMG on Jan 17, 2017 9:24 PM
Kristina Pruitt
Pruitt information?
It's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Tennessee
Added by Kristina Pruitt on Jan 15, 2017 11:04 AM
Kristina Pruitt
RE: Pruitt information?
I don't remember what the cemetery is called
Added by Kristina Pruitt on Jan 15, 2017 11:02 AM
Kristina Pruitt
Pruitt information?
Hello. I was wondering if you knew or had any information on the Pruitts that are buried in this cemetery and if they have any relation to any Pruitts in Georgia. I believe I may have some relation to Lee Roy Pruitt, but I'm not 100% sure
Added by Kristina Pruitt on Jan 15, 2017 8:08 AM
Abraham White
Memorial number 47504113
I don't know if this is important to you...
You posted a "flower" that depicts a Confererate Hat on Pvt White's memorial. He fought on the side of the Union in the Civil War.
Added by SMG on Jan 11, 2017 11:40 AM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Gertie & Ruth McPeter
It looks like the all the children of the McPeter family wrote Santa - I just noticed these two after I sent the first message.

Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Dec 21, 2016 5:40 AM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Granville McPeter #119126465
Merry Christmas!
I love to go each day to the Library of Congress website and read the old newspapers from 100 years ago. Today I found the front page of the Morgan County Press (Wartsburg, TN) of 12/21/1916 which featured letters from the local children to Santa. There is a darling little letter from Granville McPeter, then five years old. I thought you might like to see it.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Dec 21, 2016 5:38 AM
Jessica Lentz
Mahulda (Carson) Stanley
Hi Leo!

Thanks for posting the death cert. of Mahulda - she was my husband's great grandmother. I see that John and Jane Carson are listed as her parents. Did they adopt her? I've found her in research on the 1850 census as living with them and their children, but having the last name Elliott (also, she used that name when she married F.H. Stanley). I'm on the search for her biological parents. Thanks!

Jessica Lentz
Added by Jessica Lentz on Dec 04, 2016 4:04 PM
RE: Posey Smith 1816-1894
Thank you, Leo. If you look at my Profile Page, there is a message under yours from Contributor, Ann Guthrie (who I believe is related to Rev Allen Guthrie, second husband of Posey's wife, Margaret A Smith). If you click to her page, you can see my responses. I think your Posy is still in consideration, even though he might have died far from home. So far, he seems to be the only candidate with the correct birth year.

He must have died indigent.

Oh, the Probate Record in Buchanan, Missouri in 1891 appears to be for another Posey, born in 1868.
I did look on ancestry for a Tennessee Probate Record, but did not find one. Perhaps there would be one on another site.
Added by S.R.F. on Nov 26, 2016 8:27 AM
Steve & Donna Gagne' Woodward
Memorial Transfer
Thank you for the transfer of Samuel Lawson's memorial.
Added by Steve & Donna Gagne' Wood... on Oct 11, 2016 10:15 PM
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