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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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Linda Reed
Just added Florence, on same burial plot is Darrell G. Townsend, b Oct 26, 1956, d Sept 28, 2010. I took a picture of it also if you would like to add a memorial and then I will upload the picture. Just let me know. Linda
Added by Linda Reed on Apr 28, 2015 3:13 PM
Linda Reed
Florence Vittatoe
I added a picture for Stevenson Vittatoe, there is a M. Florence Cox Townsend b. Sept 1922, D Jan 2004 buried on Stevenson's burial plot. Could this be the Florence you are looking for and maybe she remarried? If this is the one I will add a tombstone picture to her memorial you created. Linda
Added by Linda Reed on Apr 28, 2015 12:42 PM
Mountain Traveler
Allen Duggins/Oak Grove Cemetery
Leo, I don't know a thing about this person.

There is a site on Facebook called "My Greeneville" where someone on there might be able to answer the question for you.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Apr 15, 2015 4:00 PM
Mr. York,

I added pages on Beverly & Glenda Dunaway that are interred nest to Okey & Susan. Their markers state "Daughter", however not knowing, I have not made a link. These two are also in Sect #2 (Garden of Devotion) and are in what I think is plot 8, but it may well be the same plot #7 and lots 3 & 4. If these are special interest to you, let me know if you should wish transfers.

j tanner
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Added by John on Apr 06, 2015 11:46 AM
Added by John on Apr 06, 2015 11:37 AM
Mr. York,

I'm sorry that I failed to record "plot data". These are just inside the cemetery's main entrance off Alcoa Hwy. They are 2 rows back from the drive's edge on the right side and in "The Garden of Devotion. I read the map as plot 7-D, but that might not be the official location. I also made the 2 daughters that lie adjacent to Okey & Susan.

j tanner
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Added by John on Apr 06, 2015 11:24 AM
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
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