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 am a recently retired RN of 35 yrs. Local history,my 6 dogs, gardening, wildlife, preservation and conservation are passions.
I will always be eager to help with links,photos, transfers. ___________________________________________________________________ " 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
John Snodderly family information/research Since you left flowers on the memorial page for John Snodderly http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36900472 I was wondering if you had any research on the family. I am descended from the Snodderly line in Tennessee (it started with a DNA test through Ancestry.com) but am not quite exactly sure how. I think I found the right family line but most information online is very mixed up and confusing. I also hate to spend years researching only to discover someone else already has it all figured out, haha. The information and people on FindAGrave seems to be missing some people (which is to be expected if you can't find the burial information) but seemed less confusing then most sites I find so I thought I would reach out to those who left flowers as a start. If you can help please let me know. Thank you so much for your time!
Vol Photo in Baker's Forge Sorry about that Leo...I didn't realize you had a photo request for him until I put that pic up. I'll be in Baker's Forge for the rest of the winter and on into spring, so I'll keep an eye out for a new headstone and get a better photo for you.
Sherman & Ruby Allred Thank you for their headstone photos. I really appreciate you taking time to do this for me. I have several photo requests for Anderson and Knox counties. I live in Florida and there is no way I can get up there to take photos. I there any chance you could view my list of requests and possibly fulfill some of these requests. Thank you for your time and efforts on my behalf.
RE: Crudgington Family Hi Leo, thanks for your prompt reply. I'm just starting to add the American side of the family to the family tree, and this has come as a bit of a shock. Previously it had been thought that all the American side descended from Roger Crudgington born 1673, but there is a Robert b1830 in "Old" Beaver Ridge Cemetery and his daughter Margaret in Beaver Ridge Cemetery (are these just two parts of the same cemetery?). On Margaret's Death Cert it shows father Robert born ENGLAND. We have dozens of Robert's but none seem to match his date of birth so some serious digging is required.