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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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Valice Raffi
Nancy Bernard Prentiss
Thank You!
Added by Valice Raffi on Feb 25, 2017 8:00 AM
Diane Pedersen
William & Celeste Carden
Thank you for their headstone photos. I appreciate you taking time to do this for me. Leo, if you are ever back at Sunset Cemetery, I have more photo requests submitted and would appreciate any photos you could provide. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Diane Pedersen on Feb 16, 2017 7:30 PM
Greenwood Cemetery

I noticed you have photo requests for Greenwood Cemetery in Knoxville, TN. If you can contact the cemetery office to obtain the grave locations I will try to see if I could possibly fulfill your requests when time permits. Greenwood is a rather large cemetery and having the grave location would greatly improve the odds of finding a stone or marker. I recently fulfilled several photo requests at the cemetery but unfortunately the person in the office didnít seem happy when I brought in a long list of names to look up and had to scale back on the grave searches during the visit. So having the grave locations ahead of time would allow me to look for more markers. Definitely would appreciate your help.

Contact Information:
Greenwood Cemetery
3500 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918

Phone (865) 688-2161

Thank you!

Added by Brian on Feb 15, 2017 10:19 AM
Lucky M Mauk
Thanks for the heads up on the duplicate. I don't remember having the second memorial transfered to me. Have asked F/G to remove the dup.
Added by SMG on Jan 17, 2017 9:24 PM
Kristina Pruitt
Pruitt information?
It's Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Tennessee
Added by Kristina Pruitt on Jan 15, 2017 11:04 AM
Kristina Pruitt
RE: Pruitt information?
I don't remember what the cemetery is called
Added by Kristina Pruitt on Jan 15, 2017 11:02 AM
Kristina Pruitt
Pruitt information?
Hello. I was wondering if you knew or had any information on the Pruitts that are buried in this cemetery and if they have any relation to any Pruitts in Georgia. I believe I may have some relation to Lee Roy Pruitt, but I'm not 100% sure
Added by Kristina Pruitt on Jan 15, 2017 8:08 AM
Abraham White
Memorial number 47504113
I don't know if this is important to you...
You posted a "flower" that depicts a Confererate Hat on Pvt White's memorial. He fought on the side of the Union in the Civil War.
Added by SMG on Jan 11, 2017 11:40 AM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Gertie & Ruth McPeter
It looks like the all the children of the McPeter family wrote Santa - I just noticed these two after I sent the first message.

Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Dec 21, 2016 5:40 AM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Granville McPeter #119126465
Merry Christmas!
I love to go each day to the Library of Congress website and read the old newspapers from 100 years ago. Today I found the front page of the Morgan County Press (Wartsburg, TN) of 12/21/1916 which featured letters from the local children to Santa. There is a darling little letter from Granville McPeter, then five years old. I thought you might like to see it.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Dec 21, 2016 5:38 AM
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