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Regina Kay (#47962581)
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Kenneth Edmondson
I put one up from last month on the Tindell page that pretty well shows where we are.

We're now resetting stones and I'll post them, leaving the before, for each one we do.

It's looking good!


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on May 09, 2016 7:04 PM

Kenneth Edmondson
Bessie Tindell Long
Just to let you know that we have reset the stone. We dug the foundation hole long so it has solid dirt on both ends, placed rebar in the concrete and reset the stone. Still needs to be cleaned, but it sure does look better.

It was a fun project and we learned quite a lot about moving stones about! It did take several hours over two days, but we were very pleased.


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on Apr 28, 2016 8:29 PM

Kenneth Edmondson
Double post

Thought I hadn't answered the question. Oops. Sorry.


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on Jan 06, 2016 6:14 PM

Kenneth Edmondson
RE: thank you

The Tindell Cemetery is located in the 6600 block of Tazewell Pike. If you "Google" Tindell Cemetery it will take you to another one.

On Googlemaps street view going away from Knoxville you will see Victory Baptist Church. just past on the right is a cut in the bank. That leads to the cemetery in about 100 yards. On the map view there is a darker green square which is the cemetery.

Copy and paste these coordinates in and it should take you there: 36.094354, -83.864892


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on Jan 06, 2016 6:10 PM

Kenneth Edmondson
Cemetery location

It is located in the 6600 block of Tazewell Pike in Knoxville, but was in the county back then. This is about 11 or 12 miles from central Knoxville. The cemetery is on the original family farm.

Copy these coordinates to Google Maps and it will take you there: 36.0943822,-83.8651402

If you put in "Tindell Cemetery" it goes to a smaller one that a mile or two away.


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on Dec 18, 2015 8:13 PM

Kenneth Edmondson
RE: Bessie Tindell Long

That's quite a story! Most of my information came from a transcription of a list that was done in the late 1800's by a cousin who traveled around and listed all the descendants of Samuel Tindell and from a few older cousins. However, most of that was about their daughter Sarah who married William S. Larew.

It comes down to having that which I've obtained from official records and such. I really don't know anything of a personal nature about many of these folks.

I am going to print your message and keep it in my files. There sure are a lot of mysteries raised there.


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on Dec 18, 2015 7:10 PM

Kenneth Edmondson
Tindell Cemetery
Dear Regina,

My pleasure! We're really enjoying the process. It's a lot of work, but rather fun. We just want to make it nice again! If there is anything else I can do just let me know. Also, if you have any questions on the Tindell family, I'm fairly familiar with them.


Added by Kenneth Edmondson on Dec 17, 2015 10:39 PM

Longs at Tindell
It would have been helpful to have the Findagrave # assigned to at least one of the people you asked about, but I did find them and the Tindell cemetery in Knox County after some searching.

To answer your question, I did not personally visit the cemetery. My entries were done based on the work of Robert McGinnis and his book "Gone But Not Forgotten, Volume 1, A Record of the Family Cemeteries of North Knox County, Tennessee" published in 2005. Usually his info is from a visual inspection of the tombstones with added info from obituaries and sometimes cemetery records.

Since there is no death date inscribed (he noted this), I do believe that there is a tombstone, but I don't think we can say with any certainty that Robert is actually buried there. He may have intended to be buried there, since a marker was purchased and put there, but without a death certificate that might state where he was to be buried, I cannot say.

There was more of a stigma with divorces, so I wouldn't put much faith that because Bessie was listed as a widow that meant she was and not divorced or perhaps William just deserted her and created a new life.

I'm not related and haven't researched the family. Just entered the info so that others could find their loved ones. There are many photo volunteers in the area and now that perhaps the snow has melted, perhaps a photo request might give you more info.

I do believe, because they are listed next to one another, that Robert and Louisa must share a marker because Louisa is listed as wife of Robert Long and that would be the assumption if you two shared the same marker.

Bessie was buried next and appears to be between her son Robert and her parents William W & Marietta Tindell. They all may be at the front of the cemetery since they are among the first 6 listings in the cemetery, so perhaps their markers would be easy to find if they are still there.

McGinnis notes that he first read the cemetery in 1977 and rechecked it in 2003.

I hope this info helps you. May not solve your puzzle, but I do believe there are markers for the Long family at Tindell.

Added by dhintx on Mar 28, 2014 7:21 PM


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