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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.
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" 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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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
MHK
Photo order
Looks much better. Thank you!
MHK
Added by MHK on Jun 25, 2015 11:16 AM
Lynelle Caffee
Howard and Izella Lawson
Leo, Thank you for transferring my parents!
Lynelle Lawson Caffee
Added by Lynelle Caffee on May 25, 2015 8:49 AM
Susie Bullock
RE: Farmers Grove
Leo I could not find anything on either of these Taylor. I have never noticed the headstone before. I will ask around and see what I can find out.
Added by Susie Bullock on May 25, 2015 4:10 AM
Linda Reed
vittatoe
Just added Florence, on same burial plot is Darrell G. Townsend, b Oct 26, 1956, d Sept 28, 2010. I took a picture of it also if you would like to add a memorial and then I will upload the picture. Just let me know. Linda
Added by Linda Reed on Apr 28, 2015 3:13 PM
Linda Reed
Florence Vittatoe
I added a picture for Stevenson Vittatoe, there is a M. Florence Cox Townsend b. Sept 1922, D Jan 2004 buried on Stevenson's burial plot. Could this be the Florence you are looking for and maybe she remarried? If this is the one I will add a tombstone picture to her memorial you created. Linda
Added by Linda Reed on Apr 28, 2015 12:42 PM
Mountain Traveler
Allen Duggins/Oak Grove Cemetery
Leo, I don't know a thing about this person.

There is a site on Facebook called "My Greeneville" where someone on there might be able to answer the question for you.
Added by Mountain Traveler on Apr 15, 2015 4:00 PM
John
Dunaway/Sherwood
Mr. York,

I added pages on Beverly & Glenda Dunaway that are interred nest to Okey & Susan. Their markers state "Daughter", however not knowing, I have not made a link. These two are also in Sect #2 (Garden of Devotion) and are in what I think is plot 8, but it may well be the same plot #7 and lots 3 & 4. If these are special interest to you, let me know if you should wish transfers.

j tanner
# 47161441
Added by John on Apr 06, 2015 11:46 AM
John
Dunaway/Sherwood
Added by John on Apr 06, 2015 11:37 AM
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