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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 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
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Mike Casey
RE: Bethel, Kingston, TN: LEA
Leo, that's great to know, and a neat bit of history. Thanks
Added by Mike Casey on Nov 24, 2015 6:05 PM
Mike Casey
Bethel, Kingston, TN: LEA
Thanks for your time and efforts to greatly improve Dr. Albert Lea's memorial. This, and all your other fine efforts are very much appreciated.
Added by Mike Casey on Nov 23, 2015 5:37 PM
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Added by Kurt Hess on Nov 09, 2015 9:54 PM
RE: Nora Minwegen Thill
you're welcome
Added by Patricia on Nov 08, 2015 11:56 AM
RE: Nora Minwegen Thill
My grandfather is Thomas J., he has a few pictures of people from his younger days, and I saw these that were identified, so I thought to post them for anyone like myself looking for information and a visual of times past.
Added by Patricia on Nov 08, 2015 8:34 AM
Laurie Wilson
Pvt Ancil Manley
Thank you so very much. I have moved him to the correct cemetery. Do you mind if I use your photo on my ancestry and give you credit. Again thank you have a blessed day. Laurie
Added by Laurie Wilson on Oct 13, 2015 7:14 PM
Steve & Donna Gagne' Woodward
RE: Hicks-Adkins Cemetery
Then I certainly need to make another trip to this cemetery. My parents live by this cemetery so it won't be out of my way to go there. I will check and see what shape it is in now. Clean it up if needed and try to get pictures of the stones of the names I didn't have.
Thank you,
Added by Steve & Donna Gagne' Wood... on Sep 20, 2015 12:39 PM
Steve & Donna Gagne' Woodward
RE: Hicks-Adkins Cemetery
Your welcome. I had made those pictures several years ago and just recently found them when I was going through a box of pictures. I inventoried and transcribed the Hicks-Adkins Cemetery in Aug. 2000 for the Scott County Genealogy Internet site. I am going to have to go back there because you had a couple of memorials that I didn't have a picture for and find them.
Added by Steve & Donna Gagne' Wood... on Sep 17, 2015 8:41 PM
Linda Neal
Isaac calvin and frances whaley
will you transfer these to me--they are my ggrandparents and thank you
Added by Linda Neal on Aug 29, 2015 10:42 AM
Betty "Sunshine" Glendora (curry) Southard
Wanda reed
Did you know wanda? Did she pass i havent heard anything about her passing. My mom is best friends with her and Mavis (lindsey reeds wife after Virginia passed )
Added by Betty "Sunshine" Glendora... on Jul 27, 2015 9:29 AM
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