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Rush Rich (#47224759)
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Debi Grider
RE: Bramelett Thomas Grider
Hi Rush,

I'm so thankful for your message. I'm new to all of this genealogy research, but the Griders are my husband's great grandparents. Lenora was living with my husband's grandfather, one of their sons, at the time of her death. So I will try to find out how to contact someone associated with the cemetery and get that area cleaned up. I am hoping to visit the cemetery this summer on a road trip we are taking.

Now, how do I get the photos from you? Also, how do I pay you for all you have done?

I am amazed at how much time and energy so many people have put into ancestry research, providing photographs, stories passed on down family lines, etc. I am enjoying myself in our ancestry search. Again, thank you so much for your help.


Debi Grider

Added by Debi Grider on Jan 03, 2014 4:01 PM

Dee Tharp-Garrison
Laura Tharp Houk
Thank you for visiting Aunt Laura's site. She left this world too soon.

Added by Dee Tharp-Garrison on Dec 31, 2013 5:37 PM

PL Overstreet
Thank you for including the Overstreets in your postings for FindAGrave
Would it be okay for me to send you some information to help you connect the Overstreets and their descendants together in FindAGrave?

I am the daughter of Kelly Overstreet and Celesta Ruark Overstreet. They both were very active in the Masons and Eastern Star groups in Clay County. I know Grandfather John was a Mason, as was his brother, Joseph Thomas Overstreet. I also joined the Order of the Eastern Star years ago.

I am the family genealogist and have information on the family that would be wonderful to add to their FindAGrave entries.

Let me know if we can work together on this project.

Again, thank you so much for adding the information. Pixylyn Overstreet Morgan

Added by PL Overstreet on Dec 27, 2013 6:03 PM

Sharon Kirk Wilkening
RE: Gladys Velma Lohorn Brown
I believe this is Lizzie Lorenna Hull Brown Chandler. I just did a search on FTM and found it.

Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 for Lizzie Lorena Chandler Check it out. Good Luck, Sharon

Do you have a picture of Barlow Langfords headstone?

Added by Sharon Kirk Wilkening on Dec 17, 2013 9:41 AM

Oliver Hix Grave photo
Rush- I hadn't realized you'd already attached the photo for the Oliver Hix headstone. It actually is fairly easy to read considering the moss. Thank you!

Added by quietholler on Dec 15, 2013 5:48 PM

RE: Oliver Hix
Thank you so much, Rush! What an interesting headstone Thomas had. Do you know if the hands are a Masonic symbol? Oliver is his son. Again, thank you for the photo and for repairing the stone. Your cousin, Dana

Added by quietholler on Dec 15, 2013 5:27 PM

Dora Ruth Tidwell Brewer
RE: Alpha
Tansferred, thanx for the compliment, I am in search of my family; so I don't mind helping anyone with theirs!

Added by Dora Ruth Tidwell Brewer on Dec 12, 2013 5:31 PM

melissa ♥
Thank You
Hi Rush, Thank you for visiting my daddy and the nice message. He always had a rocking chair that he liked to sit in and that was a good token for him.
Thank you.

Hugs, Melissa

Added by melissa ♥ on Oct 28, 2013 10:31 AM

laney martin
Do YOu Know A Michael Rich? he lives in Baxter

Added by laney martin on Oct 25, 2013 12:47 PM

laney martin
are you a member? if so add me nic name laney martin

Added by laney martin on Oct 20, 2013 10:34 AM

Donna Abney
RE: James Cornell
Hello Yes my husband is kin to all the Abney's in Celina, Clay, Tenn. His grandfather was raise in Celina, For some reason he moved to Logan, Kentucky in the late 1890's. and lived here the rest of his life John Ervin Abney. Would you know Tot Abney first name I'm sure we are kin or Kenneth birth year. This would help us. Donna

Added by Donna Abney on Sep 17, 2013 8:32 AM

Donna Abney
RE: James Cornell
Hello Yes my husband is kin to all the Abney's in Celina, Clay, Tenn. His grandfather was raise in Celina, For some reason he moved to Logan, Kentucky in the late 1890's. and lived here the rest of his life John Ervin Abney. Would you know Tot Abney first name I'm sure we are kin or Kenneth birth year. This would help us. Donna

Added by Donna Abney on Sep 17, 2013 8:31 AM

Donald Rich

Added by Donald Rich on Sep 05, 2013 7:31 PM

RE: John Hix
Hi Rush- Thank you for sending that info about Joe Hix. He could definitely be related- that's another angle to work. And thank you for putting me in touch with your cousin. :-) Dana

Added by quietholler on Jul 16, 2013 11:41 AM

RE: Elanda Fisk Gaw
Yes I know about the Fiske spelling. I would like headstone photos of Nancy & William Perry Boatman, and Elanda & Thomas Gaw if you can find them. Thank you so much.

Added by Gennut on Jul 15, 2013 4:30 PM

Elanda Fisk Gaw
I notice you left flowers some time ago on her memorial. Are you a descendant of the Fisk or Gaw family? I live in CA and a cousin who lives in TN, told me that Elanda & Thomas Gaw as well as their daughter Nancy Gaw Boatman & her husband William Perry Boatman are buried at the Fisk Cemetery. I have sent a request before but am told they can't locate the headstones. They are supposed to be buried in line with Moses and Nancy Fisk. I know Celina is close to Hilham, could you possibly take a look and see if you can find them. Would love to have a picture of their headstones. Thank you

Added by Gennut on Jul 15, 2013 2:02 PM

Ron Goode
RE: Brown Hughes Jr.
I am sorry, I do not know if this person was a Master Mason. I have no further information than what was on the memorial.

Regards, Ron

Added by Ron Goode on Jun 11, 2013 8:48 AM

RE: Thomas Hix
Hi Rush! Joe and I are distant cousins and he had told me he asked someone to repair Thomas' headstone. I am descended from Thomas and Joe is descended from Thomas' brother, William. We are still searching for Unknown Hix, their father. I hope to get back to Tennessee to see the graves for myself before too long. Thanks for being in touch. :-) Dana

Added by quietholler on May 26, 2013 6:46 AM

findagrave page for my father
Thank you Rush for leaving a beautiful message on my fathers page. Yours is the first. for that I am so grateful

Added by Odielion on May 18, 2013 9:54 PM

Leah Savage
Martha Green Peterman
Martha married Richard Tinsley Peterman and had one daughter, Dora. One of her sons was Homer, my grandfather.

Added by Leah Savage on May 14, 2013 8:12 PM

Leah Savage
RE: A.P. Green
Martha is buried in the Varney Andrews Cemetery in Celina. I have sent a request to the owner of her memorial to connect the two. Thanks for your help.

Added by Leah Savage on May 14, 2013 7:21 PM

Casey Winningham
RE: Beaty
Yes Ol' Tinker Dave Beaty is my GGG uncle. Many of my kin road with him. The best known was my GG grandfather John "Broke Leg" Conatser. I don't know what you would like to know. But here are a few things.

In the early part of 1862, he formed a company called David Beaty's Independent Scouts. The unit, which was formed in the vastness of Poplar and Buffalo Coves, was officially recognized by the Federal Government. They were received into Federal Service effective January 5, 1862 under the authority of Major General George H. Thomas and General Burnsides.Extant records show that each man was required to furnish his own horse and equipment. Fentress County historian A.R. Hogue in his book "One Hundred Years on the Cumberland Mountain" is the source of most of the information we have on "Tinker's Men." Mr. Hogue writes: "The muster roll of this famous company was originally filed with the County Court Clerk at Jamestown. A certified copy was made in 1870. A part of this copy has been torn off and lost. The records in the County Court Clerk's Office were burned, when the Courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1905."The roll was certified as being correct by the signatures of "David Beaty, Captain, James Beaty, 1st Lieut., and Claiborne Beaty, 2nd Lieut." David Beaty evidently couldn't write since Mr. Hogue indicates that his mark was witnessed by Stromeir and F. Brown. Mr. Hogue shows only 23 men on the muster roll plus 12 who were listed as having died in service. However, the Rev. A.B. Wright places at least 100 men under the command of "Tinker Dave" on an October 24, 1862 raid.The names of the known members of the Independent Scouts, as reported by Hogue are: John Smith, Jr., John Sprowl, Reuben Skinner, Wm. Tipton, George Threet, James Threet, Cullom Threet, Jack Turner, John Turner, James Turner, Drewry Upchurch, Henderson Upchurch, Silas Wright, Elijah Williams, John Winningham, Seth Winningham, Hardy Williams, Jack Williams, Berry Wilson, John Whitehead, Isaac Woods, George York, and Mitchell York. The following are listed as dying in the service: George Beaty, Tom Culver, Jonathan Moody, Wm. Reagan, Joseph Reeder, Hijah Smith, Jackson Stephens, Wm. Smith, James Shillings, Kib Taylor, John Taylor, and Dean Threet." The Last known survivor was George Stephens, "Tinker Dave's" first cousin, who died at the age of 94 years and is buried in the Watters Cemetery in Buffalo Cove.Will Peavyhouse in his booklet "A History of Buffalo Cove" adds the names of Jacob and Dow Culver. Mr. Peavyhouse also notes: "Jackson Stephens was killed in 1864 near East Jamestown. Thomas Culver and Jonathan Moody were killed in a skirmish with Col. Hughes' Company in Buffalo Cove in Oct. 1963. Col. Hughes had started through Buffalo Cove on a foraging expedition, taking livestock, corn and anything else the Confederate Army could use. He was met in Buffalo Cove on the Burton Stephens place by Beaty's Company and the fight began. Beaty lost only two men, Thomas Culvert and Jonathan Moody. Thomas Culvert was nineteen years old and Jonathan Moody was twenty-six years old. Moody had a wife and two children. Culver wasn't married." There are many stories about the activities of Tinker Dave and his men during the Civil War. They can be found in the Autobiography of A.B. Wright, and in Will Peavyhouse's booklet. Many of these stories are of the gallantry and bravery of men who were protecting their homes. Others are stories of what the authors obviously considered to be atrocities.Guerilla Warfare is, with the possible exception of Nuclear War, the most devastating type of war for the civilian inhabitants of an area. It usually lasts throughout the duration of conflict and, if a part of a civil war, pits neighbor against neighbor. The men involved are not disciplined troops and as a result should not be held to the same standards of conduct that would be required of regular forces. Additionally, the distinction between non-combatant and combatant is usually lost. The hate that is generated for the family of an individual who one blames for the death of one's own family member can result in what others will call atrocities. Leaders of Guerilla movements are also usually given credit for any offense against those who are opposed to their cause. Simple robbery and assault are not considered to exist.There is no doubt that innocent people were killed on both sides during the Civil War. There is also no doubt that both Champ Ferguson (see separate story) and "Tinker Dave" ordered and carried out the execution of enemy soldiers after capture. However, both must be judged by the standards of the time and the type of warfare in which they were engaged. They were both excellent commanders of Guerilla forces."Tinker Dave" was born in Poplar Cove in 1823. He lived there until his death in 1883. Hogue writes that ". .. (he) was a leader in Fentress County during reconstruction days ... He was a very clever, hospitable man among his neighbors and very generally liked by them.Many of Fentress County citizens are descendants of this Civil War leader. Many more are related to he and his men. In fact, it has been said, that any Fentress County native of three generations or more is related to Tinker Dave, one of his men, or one of the men they shot at or killed. Many of them will be related to both the Confederate and Union fighter.
Let me know if you want more.

Added by Casey Winningham on Apr 18, 2013 6:26 PM

RE: Martha Dora Gates
I missed your note about the middle name, but now have added what you said to Martha's information.



Added by edwards on Apr 14, 2013 9:16 PM

Donald Rich
RE: John Martin Rich
Give me a link and I'll move him and others as you suggest

Added by Donald Rich on Mar 10, 2013 5:26 PM

Larry Webb
RE: S. B. Anderson Clay Co. Tennessee
Sorry, I looked through everything and I do not have any information on any Andersons. There is one S B Anderson down in Putnam County but that is all I could find. He married Dora Allison on Sept 24, 1913.

Added by Larry Webb on Feb 23, 2013 8:31 AM


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