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Cathy Estes Sparks (#47352104)
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Bio Photo Pictured: Cathy, hubby, & kids (now grown), pose for their 1st family photo, in Summer 2001. The adoption became finalized in early 2002.

Bio: The Sparks family lives on the East side of Nashville, in a 70+ y/o Tudor Revival cottage. Hubs is a freelance writer, columnist, actor, & doctoral student, aside from his day job. Our oldest son, who has special needs, is a talented artist, who also enjoys mainstream & special needs fellowships, camp, sports, music, is gearing up for appropriate independence, as a young adult. To that end, he'll be heading to a post-secondary school w/ dorms, after he vacates his tiny apartment at home. (All aboard the EMPTY NEST EXPRESS---woo-hoo!) Our daughter attends college in the Midwest, & spent much of her Freshman year in Siberia, earning a 3.7 gpa! The youngest lives in another state, enjoying blue collar work, gaming, & the hospitality of his girlfriend's family. I (Cathy) enjoy genealogy, graphic design, travel, & entertaining. I'm is currently studying to become certified in counseling & life coaching. We attend Mosaic Nashville, a downtown church, loosely affiliated w/ the So. Baptist denomination, which also offers community-based Bible study groups throughout town.

Tennessee Research Interests Include SURNAMES:
Allen---Loudon
Arnold---Rutherford, Wilson
Austin---Dickson, Madison
Blair---Washington
Boze---Smith
Brooks---Overton, Loudon
Brown---TN, County Unknown
Buford---Davidson (Af. Am.)
Cardwell---Smith
Chapman---Loudon, Cumberland, Roane
Colwell---TN, County Unknown
Conatser---Fentress
Crisp---Blount
Crowder---Blount
Cry/Crye---Cumberland, Loudon, Bledsoe, Anderson, Bradley, Blount
Estes---Davidson, Wilson, Hickman, Haywood, Dickson, Knox, Smith
Gibbs---Smith, Hickman
Gore---Smith
Goodner---Bradley, Smith, Dekalb
Grasham---Smith
Hagins/Higgins---Bradley
Hall---Dickson
Heaton---Montgomery
Hendrick---Blount, Stewart
Henson---Loudon, Blount
Hudgins---Franklin, Williamson, Hickman
Humphrey/Humphreys/Humphries---Blount, Washington, Monroe, Loudon
Johnson---Davidson (Af. Am.)
Jones---Overton
Kefauver---Monroe
Kellar---Cumberland, Blount
Kemp---Wilson, Smith
Knight---Davidson, Smith, Montgomery, Macon
Knight---Davidson (Af. Am.)
Lacy---Hickman
Laird---Washington
Ledbetter---Overton, Fentress
Livingston---Fentress
Lyons---Overton, Scott
Matthews---Smith, Coffee, Warren, Davidson
Maynard---Smith
McLean---Cumberland, Montgomery
McClung---Washington
McKinley---Loudon, Knox
McLin---Lincoln, Blount, Washington, Hawkins
Miller---Cumberland, Rhea
Montague---Smith
Mullins---Dickson, Overton
Parker---Jackson, Smith
Patton---Williamson
Petty/Patty/Paty---Smith, Dekalb, Hickman, Davidson, Obion
Phillips---Overton, Smith
Poor/Poore---Knox, Overton
Puckett---Rutherford
Ramsey---Overton, Putnam, Morgan
Ransom---Unicoi
Reeder/Reader---Overton, Fentress
Robbins---Overton, Fentress, Pickett, Jackson, Blount
See/Seay---TN, County Unknown
Sells---Overton, Fentress
Sheets---Hawkins, Loudon, Monroe, Blount, Knox
Smith---Smith, Cumberland, Davidson, Montgomery, Macon
Staley---Dickson
Stepp---Fentress
Stewart---Bradley, Blount
Stone---Hickman, Davidson
Thompson---Loudon, Carroll
Tilson---Loudon, Greene, Unicoi
Tinnel---Loudon, Roane
Toler---Montgomery
Tuck---Cumberland, Blount
Tyler---Hickman
Vance---Smith, Giles, Williamson
Wampler---Loudon, Bradley, Monroe, McMinn
York---Fentress
Young---Maury
NOTE: This is primarily my side of the family, direct lineage. In a couple of instances, the surnamed family is related by marriage, & is very closely allied with the family. Our children are adopted, & their line is noted as Af. Am.. We consider their family tree, of which little is, thus far, known, to be grafted onto ours. I am happy to collaborate, or to share any family history information I find.
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Susan Boyett
RE: Thomas Wood
Cathy, the Thomas "Woods" that I refer to is caucasian ...
Susan Boyett
Added by Susan Boyett on Jun 01, 2014 9:21 AM
JoAnn Stephens Graham
Sylvester Robbins
I got the information from Bruce York's Fentress Co.
Added by JoAnn Stephens Graham on May 29, 2014 3:06 PM
Casey Winningham
RE: Hello, again! Link request...
Not a problem at all my friend. :)
Added by Casey Winningham on Mar 30, 2014 3:14 PM
Casey Winningham
RE: Hello, again! Link request...
Done. FYI, it is good to just click the edit button at the top left of the memorial to request changes. That way a link to the memorial will be sent along.
Added by Casey Winningham on Mar 30, 2014 11:52 AM
John Sheets
RE: Cousin?
My father's family was from West Virginia and operated a Sheets family farm there, as well as a Hudson family farm. That was circa the 1930's and 40's.
Added by John Sheets on Jan 28, 2014 12:48 PM
John & Retta Waggoner
RE: Matilda Smith Photo
Cathy - Matilda is the sister to my wife's grandfather John Bransford Matthews. Looks like you are related.
John
Added by John & Retta Waggoner on Sep 20, 2013 5:44 PM
jwright
RE: John Anderson Wright
I took several photos in Rest Haven including one at the entrance to the cemetery, but do not have any records of taking a photo of John Anderson Wright. I do not believe that we are related as my Wright ancestors lived in Shelby County,IN starting around 1850 and origninated from England before that time.
Added by jwright on Mar 08, 2013 9:17 AM
jwright
RE: John Anderson Wright
I have taken over 6000 photos in different states as well as those in Indiana. I have taken those with the Wright surname several times when I am not related (at least I do not know of any connections). Where did I take John Anderson Wright's photo?
Added by jwright on Mar 08, 2013 8:50 AM
Gordon Edwards
Mary Blair
I am working on your request for Mary Blair at Salem Cemetery in Washington County, TN - do you know if she was married and what her husband's name might have been? Thanks, G
Added by Gordon Edwards on Jul 07, 2012 1:20 PM
JoAnn Stephens Graham
Margaret Robbins Ramsey
I can't add her to mother and father since I did not make her memorial. You will need to contact the owner of her memorial to do that.
Added by JoAnn Stephens Graham on Jun 19, 2012 6:45 AM
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