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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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Thomas Frost, Sr stone-Peoples Cemetery
Thanks for the information you provided on Mr. Frost. My wife and I are from Texas and live in Knoxville now. We have a lot of fun finding our ancestors in this area. We'll visit Mr. Frost soon.
Added by JKSmith on Sep 13, 2014 5:00 PM
Gay Hobt Morton
C. I. Freels
Thank you so much for this "proof of burial" photo of this Civil war soldier. It makes it so much easier to get him listed on the registry at ETHC. And you have done some really valuable work documenting the graves of East Tn. soldiers at Andersonville Prison in Ga. That could not have been easy. Thank you.
Added by Gay Hobt Morton on Sep 10, 2014 6:38 PM
Mattie L Gamble
I've fixed the name and the memorials have been merged. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on Sep 07, 2014 6:28 PM
Jane Lane
Marker inscription
Leo, do you remember the marker at Woodhaven that was in another language probably Chinese or Japan. If you do let me know which one it was, I think I can get it translated. Thanks, Jane
Added by Jane Lane on Sep 03, 2014 10:53 AM
Sexton information
Do I have your permission to use your Find-A-Grave pictures and information on the Sexton family? At a glance these are also MY Sexton's!
Thank you,
Linda Farmer Hollen
Beavercreek, Ohio
Added by missylou40 on Aug 08, 2014 8:35 PM
Barney Newport
I am happy to transfer Barney Newport since he is your first cousin. He was married to my grandmother's sister, Lillie Farmer. Their daughter, Irene, is 95 and just recently moved to an assisted living facility. How are you related to Barney?
I saw in your profile that you research the Sexton family of Scott Co., Tenn. I, too, have Sexton's in my family through my Griffith family line, who were also from Scott Co.
Thank you for your research!
Linda Farmer Hollen
Beavercreek, Ohio
Added by missylou40 on Aug 08, 2014 8:23 PM
RE: Gosnell Markers
You are very welcome!
Added by Louise on Jul 26, 2014 4:42 AM
Eric Leindecker
RE: Izella & Howard Lawson
I read your Bio, Very nice job!
Added by Eric Leindecker on Jul 24, 2014 10:41 AM
Eric Leindecker
RE: Izella & Howard Lawson
My pleasure, glad to have helped.
Added by Eric Leindecker on Jul 24, 2014 9:36 AM
Gay Hobt Morton
Union Cemetery, Morgan Co.
Thank you for the photos of Civil War soldiers in Union Cemetery, Morgan Co. Your work has provided photo proof of burial for so many Civil War soldiers in East Tn. Thanks
Added by Gay Hobt Morton on Jul 19, 2014 10:44 AM
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