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|Leo York (#47707923)|
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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 #4658321
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|Jana Thompson #47477910||Family connections|
You need to chat with my husband. His family is the Sexton from Scott County. He calls his family tree a braided ficus because they all intermarried the same few families (Sexton, Yancy, Thompson, Jeffers, etc).
I am not sure why I did not update Henry's page. Sometimes pages have been transferred to me and I was unaware. Thanks for bringing it to light. Henry and James Rice built the grist mill featured there at Norris Dam State Park. I see you photographed my flowers not long after my visit. I do not recall Henry's stone being so vivid, as it looks like someone has marked the engravings. I love visiting the CSWMA. They have done a remarkable job keeping our family history preserved.
|Frances Rogers||RE: Ruth Miller Turner|
Thank you so very much!
|Frances Rogers||Ruth Miller Turner|
Hello, Leo. I just found the memorial for my cousin Ruth and saw the beautiful photo of her that you added. Would you please grant me permission to add it to my family tree? I would appreciate it so very much. She and I shared great grandparents Albert and Sally Cooper Nichols.
|Annette Bradford||Lonus Reed|
I found and added his photo.
|missylou40||Andrew Griffith - 1810-1879|
Hello, Andrew Griffith is my 3x grandfather. His son, Maynard Griffith, is my 2x grandfather. I have very little information about him, and wondered if you knew anything.
What I know of Maynard is that he was born 1858 in Scott County, Tennessee, and died sometime between 1893-1900. His wife was Martha Goad, 1863-1940. One of their children was Henry Ray Griffith, who was my great grandfather. Do you have ANY information about Maynard Griffith, by chance? Regards, Linda Farmer Hollen
Leo York, Thank You for adding the cemetery photo to the Morrows buried in Anderson County, Tennessee, I appreciate this very much👍
Added by Gen on Jun 28, 2017 9:25 PM
|Linda Gravette Gentry||RE: Glen Lucas|
I've updated his memorial. I don't post whole records, but I do try to incorporate the information in his vital or biographical record. Thanks.
|Larry & Edie Doepel||Ras Lindamood|
Love love love the story! Thanks SO much for that!
Hoping all is well with you...
|Della Phillips Harper||Lone Mountain Cemetery|
Thank you for working with me on Lone Mountain Cemetery. I am now finished with it with the exception on the new one I need to add. Thanks
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