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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 #4658321
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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.
Added by Jana Thompson #47477910 on Sep 01, 2017 10:09 PM
Frances Rogers
RE: Ruth Miller Turner
Thank you so very much!
Added by Frances Rogers on Aug 26, 2017 11:13 PM
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.
Added by Frances Rogers on Aug 26, 2017 10:09 PM
Annette Bradford
Lonus Reed
I found and added his photo.

Annette Bradford
Added by Annette Bradford on Aug 23, 2017 8:32 PM
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
Added by missylou40 on Jun 29, 2017 3:36 AM
thank you!
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
Your welcome
Added by Linda Gravette Gentry on May 30, 2017 12:07 AM
Charley Hatmaker
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.
Added by osengineer3 on May 29, 2017 9:03 AM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Ras Lindamood
Love love love the story! Thanks SO much for that!

Hoping all is well with you...

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on May 13, 2017 6:47 AM
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
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Apr 27, 2017 8:51 AM
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