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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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Robert Tyree, Sr
RE: Ens Robert Maxwell
Great, thanks!
Added by Robert Tyree, Sr on Aug 15, 2016 11:20 AM
Robert Tyree, Sr
Ens Robert Maxwell
Thank you for the edit submitted for this memorial that is a cousin of mine. My family book of ancestors did not know the birth date. I am interested in how you learned the birth date. He died in WW2 so no one still living remembers him. Thanks for your contributions to this site!
Added by Robert Tyree, Sr on Aug 14, 2016 4:08 PM
Amanda Naito
Benjamin Sweat
And it appears from everything I have found that the same Benjamin Sweat is an ancestor in both Tinie Sweat's paternal and maternal lines :)
Added by Amanda Naito on Aug 06, 2016 1:40 AM
Amanda Naito
Lucinda Sweat (Goins)
She is my 4x Great Grandmother as well. The Sweats in my family ended when Tinie Sweat married Brooks Smith, Jr. So nice to meet you and thanks for the posts and information!
Added by Amanda Naito on Aug 06, 2016 1:30 AM
RE: Floral Grove Cemetery
Your very welcome!
Added by PLS on Jul 13, 2016 3:24 AM
James Abner
Thank you for making James Abner's page. If you are not related could you transfer to me? He is my 3rd great grandfather. Thank you for your work!
Added by Anita on Jun 27, 2016 9:34 PM
Eric Hawkins
Bill Hawkins
Mr. York,

I found your photo of my Grandfather's Grave Marker.
I visited the grave site last year in fear that the tombstone was gone and all that was left was the marker. I had remembered since I was a kid the metal marker always being next to the tombstone, and along side both my grandfather's and great grandfather's graves.
I was happy to find that the stones are still intact, yet buried in the woods now. The woods have grown up around them and they are about 20 or so yards deep in the woods at the Briceville Cemetery. I had to crawl to even find them.
When I was crawling out, I noticed a metal marker further up the hill a little further in the woods. Thinking that obviously couldn't be my grandfather's. But it was, I have no idea how it got up that far, but that was it. Thank you for finding the marker, which encouraged me to come back to the cemetery.

I have uploaded a picture of the Headstone, I will upload a few more to show the actual location of it.

Do you know who I would need to talk to in that area to have the brush and trees removed? The church has long been inactive, and I could not find anyone that could help me.

Eric S. Hawkins
Added by Eric Hawkins on Jun 12, 2016 11:13 PM
Tammy Whited Lynn
RE: James M Whited
Thank you! And thank you so much for adding the photo. I would love to be able to personally visit this grave, but this is the next best thing.
Added by Tammy Whited Lynn on Apr 25, 2016 1:36 PM
John Snodderly family information/research
Since you left flowers on the memorial page for John Snodderly
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 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!

Added by Chryse on Apr 18, 2016 7:18 PM
Unknown Patriot of the Rev. War
Thank you for accepting that tiny, tiny edit. Also, thanks for photographing his gravestone and creating his memorial.
Added by Janet on Mar 16, 2016 4:07 PM
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