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Tommie Moser Nichols (#47108891)
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Prompted by my father to personally find all family cemeteries in the Monroe Co., TN, area, I learned how addictive "walking on the ground your ancestors walked on" is! An awakening was finding the horrific conditions some cemeteries are in, including those managed by TVA. Finding the Find-a-Grave website will enable me to more readily show the world what can happen when no one cares. I am a UT graduate with 3 grown children. Recently, I became aware of 3 African American Cemeteries in Lonsdale - the middle of the city of Knoxville, TN. Research done by Robert McGinnis proved it to encompass 24 acres, most of which became a dumping ground, was overgrown, and was a location for unspeakable criminal activity. Sheriff J. J. Jones has undertaken the clearing of the worst - Southern Chain and Longview. I am attempting to capture every stone possible and preserve the memories of these special people before they again become victims and disappear. Some photos are very bad, and I apologize. Due to the terrain conditions, I was very limited. My research priorities are Moser, Nichols, Nuchols, Davis, Cook, Clemens, Hurst, and the families involved in the Howard-McGhee-Jones Feud in TN.
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Sonia ღNANCEღ Roberts
RE: P. Sanford Nance
Removed, he's buried:
Crooked Creek Cemetery, Faxon, Benton County, Tennessee, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 34737481
Added by Sonia ღNANCEღ... on Mar 15, 2015 7:20 AM
RE: John Cottrell
He was a cousin. I appreciate you letting me have this memorial. I can add more info and connections. Thanks again.

Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Mar 13, 2015 4:59 AM
PJH / Angelbird
Wm Lawson Snyder #27143083
Hi - I saw that you left a flower and bio notes on Mr. Snyder's Find A Grave page. Are you related? I have a short article about his railroad career in a 1955 locomotive engineering magazine. If you would like a copy, let me know. Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Mar 03, 2015 1:57 PM
RE: John Cottrell
Thanks. I would be proud to manage that memorial.

Added by TexasBluebonnet1953 on Feb 22, 2015 3:56 PM
Tommy Wood
RE: Amelia Lauderback
The Lauderback and Louderback markers are in different sections of the cemetery (Crestview). I did not see a metal marker. I suspect one or both markers were added a long time after her actual burial, probably by family members. I will revisit the cemetery and see if I can find where they are. I have a pretty good idea where they are within +/- 100 feet based on looking at the surrounding photos. I will email you a map in a couple of days when I find them.


Added by Tommy Wood on Jan 23, 2015 7:18 PM
Tommy Wood
RE: Gun shot victims
Wow, they killed their women-folk too. That's just cruel or maybe bad shooting. Thanks for sharing this story. This would be an interesting cemetery to visit.
Added by Tommy Wood on Jan 19, 2015 7:43 PM
Tommy Wood
RE: Ella Frankliin
I have looked at a lot of death records that you have referenced. Two things of interest. First, I'm shocked at how many men (and one woman) were killed by gunshot or stab wounds. It must have been a wild time in early Knoxville. Second, I've noted that AR Wheeler is listed as the funeral home on most death records. He and his brother are buried in Crestview!!! They were businessmen of some repute.
Added by Tommy Wood on Jan 12, 2015 8:03 AM
RE: Russell Cemeteries
I would be interested in what Russell family that Robert McGinnis got the info on the cemetery on Butler Mill Rd. I have always thought that my gg grandparents were there, but have never found any proof.

Past year, I have been doing a lot of research on the Bever line. In NC, it is spelled Bebber!
Added by GGRussell on Jan 11, 2015 5:35 PM
RE: Russell Cemeteries
Thanks... I have a cousin, Glenn Teffeteller, who has copies of Robert's Cemetery Books. With everything online, I felt that didn't need to buy them. i do know that Edith Little left out a lot of children because she had a child to die young. So i was told.

Appreciate all the trouble you are going through to fix Russell cemeteries on Find a Grave.

Gary Russell
Added by GGRussell on Jan 07, 2015 9:57 AM
RE: Russell Cemeteries
Yes, those descriptions are correct. Plus there was another on Russell Cemetery in Rockford. My mom used to live near it when she was young. There is now a subdivision there. i was told the headstones were removed and placed near a creek. No idea where this was though. I do have some names for this cemetery. My mom knows someone still living who might know who was buried there.
Added by GGRussell on Jan 04, 2015 2:35 PM
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