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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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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
Spanish American War
Please consider joining the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans to honor the memory of your family members! I have just organized the Fighting Joe Wheeler Camp in Chattanooga and would love for you to be a part of it. The charter is still open and only costs $15. John Sims
Added by Spanish American War on Oct 10, 2016 6:45 AM
Lance Shelby
RE: Edward Mason Hill photo
Thanks Leo.
Added by Lance Shelby on Sep 14, 2016 5:27 PM
Lance Shelby
Edward Mason Hill photo
May I please use the photo that you uploaded for Edward Mason Hill, Find A Grave Memorial# 46293354, on my page? I will give you credit on the photo snip when I use it.
Added by Lance Shelby on Sep 13, 2016 2:35 PM
Gloria Tune
Photo Lt. Col. John Coffee Chiles

Just wanted to say thanks for adding the photo of Lt. Col. John Coffee Chiles, Find A Grave Memorial# 26724479, one of my ancestors!

Gloria J. Tune
Added by Gloria Tune on Sep 13, 2016 2:24 PM
Robert Sweat
William M. Sweat
Hello, my name is Robert Daniel Sweat. I am William M. Sweat's great great grandson, and I had a few questions about him ( This is the William Sweat I'm talking about just to be clear). So I'm interested in learning more about his service in the confederacy, I can't seem to find a whole lot of info. The only things I've found is that the 1910 US census confirms that he served in the CSA, as well as the fact that his findagrave profile seems to indicate it.

So I was wondering if you had any information on stuff like the units he served in, rank, ext. Also I would really appreciate it If you could send me any photos existing of him, his brothers, his children, or any other close family like cousins to him. I think it would be especially cool if you knew of any civil war photos of him or his brother James.

--Thanks a whole lot!
from your distant relative:
Robert Sweat
Added by Robert Sweat on Sep 07, 2016 8:15 PM
Lonas, Samuel R - 48931131
Dear Leo, Thank you for the kind explanation regarding Corporal Lonas' service in the Union, not Confederate Army. I have revisited him and left my new note of remembrance for his relatives as his memorial.

Always, in F-A-G brotherhood,
Added by E49 on Sep 01, 2016 5:46 PM
Robert Tyree, Sr
RE: Ens Robert Maxwell
Great, thanks!
Added by Robert Tyree, Sr on Aug 15, 2016 11:20 AM
Robert Tyree, Sr
Ens Robert Maxwell
Thank you for the edit submitted for this memorial that is a cousin of mine. My family book of ancestors did not know the birth date. I am interested in how you learned the birth date. He died in WW2 so no one still living remembers him. Thanks for your contributions to this site!
Added by Robert Tyree, Sr on Aug 14, 2016 4:08 PM
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