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Cathy Estes Sparks (#47352104)
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Bio Photo Pictured: Cathy, hubby, & kids (now grown), pose for their 1st family photo, in Summer 2001. The adoption became finalized in early 2002.

Bio: The Sparks family lives on the East side of Nashville, in a 70+ y/o Tudor Revival cottage. Hubs is a freelance writer, columnist, actor, & doctoral student, aside from his day job. Our oldest son, who has special needs, is a talented artist, who also enjoys mainstream & special needs fellowships, camp, sports, music, is gearing up for appropriate independence, as a young adult. To that end, he'll be heading to a post-secondary school w/ dorms, after he vacates his tiny apartment at home. (All aboard the EMPTY NEST EXPRESS---woo-hoo!) Our daughter attends college in the Midwest, & spent much of her Freshman year in Siberia, earning a 3.7 gpa! The youngest lives in another Southern state, enjoying blue collar work, gaming, & community college. I (Cathy) enjoy genealogy, graphic design, travel, & entertaining. I'm currently studying to become certified in counseling & life coaching. We attend a diverse church, loosely affiliated w/ the So. Baptist denomination, which also offers community-based Bible study groups & Sunday worship.

Tennessee Research Interests Include SURNAMES:
Arnold---Rutherford, Wilson
Austin---Dickson, Madison
Brooks---Overton, Loudon
Brown---TN, County Unknown
Buford---Davidson (Af. Am.)
Chapman---Loudon, Cumberland, Roane
Colwell---TN, County Unknown
Cry/Crye---Cumberland, Loudon, Bledsoe, Anderson, Bradley, Blount
Estes---Davidson, Wilson, Hickman, Haywood, Dickson, Knox, Smith
Gibbs---Smith, Hickman
Goodner---Bradley, Smith, Dekalb
Hendrick---Blount, Stewart
Henson---Loudon, Blount
Hudgins---Franklin, Williamson, Hickman
Humphrey/Humphreys/Humphries---Blount, Washington, Monroe, Loudon
Johnson---Davidson (Af. Am.)
Kellar---Cumberland, Blount
Kemp---Wilson, Smith
Knight---Davidson, Smith, Montgomery, Macon
Knight---Davidson (Af. Am.)
Ledbetter---Overton, Fentress
Lyons---Overton, Scott
Matthews---Smith, Coffee, Warren, Davidson
McLean---Cumberland, Montgomery
McKinley---Loudon, Knox
McLin---Lincoln, Blount, Washington, Hawkins
Miller---Cumberland, Rhea
Mullins---Dickson, Overton
Parker---Jackson, Smith
Petty/Patty/Paty---Smith, Dekalb, Hickman, Davidson, Obion
Phillips---Overton, Smith
Poor/Poore---Knox, Overton
Ramsey---Overton, Putnam, Morgan
Reeder/Reader---Overton, Fentress
Robbins---Overton, Fentress, Pickett, Jackson, Blount
See/Seay---TN, County Unknown
Sells---Overton, Fentress
Sheets---Hawkins, Loudon, Monroe, Blount, Knox
Smith---Smith, Cumberland, Davidson, Montgomery, Macon
Stewart---Bradley, Blount
Stone---Hickman, Davidson
Thompson---Loudon, Carroll
Tilson---Loudon, Greene, Unicoi
Tinnel---Loudon, Roane
Tuck---Cumberland, Blount
Vance---Smith, Giles, Williamson
Wampler---Loudon, Bradley, Monroe, McMinn
NOTE: This is primarily my side of the family, direct lineage. In a couple of instances, the surnamed family is related by marriage, & is very closely allied with the family. Our children are adopted, & their line is noted as Af. Am.. We consider their family tree, of which little is, thus far, known, to be grafted onto ours. I am happy to collaborate, or to share any family history information I find.
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RE: Hello, cousin.
Hi Cathy,

Well, my Grandfather name was spelled William McLean and was married to Ella Dover. When it comes to my Dad's side of the family there is more I do not know about them than I do. I know that when my father was drafted during the Korean War that the Army misspelled his last name to McClain and for whatever reason my Dad kept that spelling. I have a brother and sister and some half brothers and sisters and they all have the new spelling. What was the name of William's brother? Your great grandfather. I do not believe I every met him. My Dad did some cousins in Southern California name McLean and I did meet them once...but I forget their first names. Hope this answer your question.

Added by lawmac on Feb 19, 2017 7:06 AM
Syd Gardner
RE: Corp. Herbert Monroe Estes

Since the memorial I created was the 1st one of the two, it should actually be the only one remaining, and yours should have been deleted. OR it's possible that Find A Grave admin might have been willing to combine the two, but that could take some time to accomplish.

so, in the interest of taking care of the problem as quickly as possible and with the least amount of effort on anyone's part, I've deleted the memorial I'd created.

Added by Syd Gardner on Feb 14, 2015 5:56 AM
William Sylvester Robbins
You have a child listed after his death.....
Added by Martha on Oct 20, 2014 4:11 PM
Susan Boyett
RE: Thomas Wood
Cathy, the Thomas "Woods" that I refer to is caucasian ...
Susan Boyett
Added by Susan Boyett on Jun 01, 2014 9:21 AM
JoAnn Stephens Graham
Sylvester Robbins
I got the information from Bruce York's Fentress Co.
Added by JoAnn Stephens Graham on May 29, 2014 3:06 PM
Casey Winningham
RE: Hello, again! Link request...
Not a problem at all my friend. :)
Added by Casey Winningham on Mar 30, 2014 3:14 PM
Casey Winningham
RE: Hello, again! Link request...
Done. FYI, it is good to just click the edit button at the top left of the memorial to request changes. That way a link to the memorial will be sent along.
Added by Casey Winningham on Mar 30, 2014 11:52 AM
John Sheets
RE: Cousin?
My father's family was from West Virginia and operated a Sheets family farm there, as well as a Hudson family farm. That was circa the 1930's and 40's.
Added by John Sheets on Jan 28, 2014 12:48 PM
John & Retta Waggoner
RE: Matilda Smith Photo
Cathy - Matilda is the sister to my wife's grandfather John Bransford Matthews. Looks like you are related.
Added by John & Retta Waggoner on Sep 20, 2013 5:44 PM
RE: John Anderson Wright
I took several photos in Rest Haven including one at the entrance to the cemetery, but do not have any records of taking a photo of John Anderson Wright. I do not believe that we are related as my Wright ancestors lived in Shelby County,IN starting around 1850 and origninated from England before that time.
Added by jwright on Mar 08, 2013 9:17 AM
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