RE: Francis Teapot Smith Hi! I haven't done genealogy research in about 5 years. I have small kiddos so I've had to put all my research to the side for quite a while! Also, unfortunately, the hard drive where I stored all my research and data (over 10 years worth) went out and I lost everything. I remember the name Francis Teapot Smith, but I can't remember the exact connection to me. He is on my Dad's side of the family, but I can't remember how far back he goes. My grandfather was Ernest Francis Smith. I'm thinking he was born in 1923 and died in 1972. He died before I was born so I never got to meet him. I can't remember if this Francis was his father, or maybe a grandfather. I'm sorry I can't be of more help there. I'm just now starting to rebuild everything from scratch, but I'm beginning in a different part of our family! You can send me any questions you have about the Smith family and I will try to answer what I can. Happy hunting!
STREET Memorials Would you please transfer management of John M Street (#98408809) and his wife Laura (#98408879) to me - they are my Grand Children's ancestors and I would like to make all the connections without going back and forth and back (grin) - Jerry
Regarding the Nicks Family Cemetery, I have been there and I have photographed it in its entirety including a distance view of it. My father is the the Great Grandson of Alice Ophelia Nicks and there has been much confusion about this family. I have no problem sharing my documentation of this family for anyone interested. This includes photos, wills, census records, graveyards, and some original memorials and obituaries saved by Alice's granddaughter for most of her life. When I got through the memorials there were over 300.
I called the State of Tennessee to list the Nicks Cemetery this will ensure it will remain intact and undisturbed. It is in very bad shape and needs much repair but is on privately owned property and would require permission to repair. There is an occupied home within 200 yds of the cemetery which is why I have not disclosed the location on line not wanting to disturb this family.
I was out today looking for more headstones of family members and located several more Nicks descendants (mostly Barton Sr.'s daughters) in the Southside Cemetery, Southside, Tennessee.
In order to protect the privacy of the homeowner near the Nicks Cemetery I would be more than willing to share all cemetery photographs with anyone who would desire them. Let me know if you are interested. Otherwise when I find a memorial with no headstone and I have a photo I share it and have no problem with anyone copying them so feel free to keep anything I post! I just finished transcribing Barton Warren Stone Nicks, Jr.'s will which I am posting on Ancestry but more than willing to send to anyone else who desires it.
I am ridiculous and meticulous about research and have over 60,000 pieces of documentation computerized on the families I am researching so if you have questions about something I have posted please don't hesitate to ask I will be more than happy to send copies to support why I have recorded things as I have.
I'm interested in him. An Isaac Van Valkenburgh (sp?) was a blacksmith who was living with WC's family in the 1870 Census. (I am not sure exactly who Isaac was but I've been tracking him for years. Has to kin to me somehow as our surname is so odd.) In 1873 Isaac married a Mary Perkins in Cheatham Co, TN. I lose him then. He had in 1851 married a Sarah Henderson in Davidson Co. Marriage must've broken up as Sarah VV and 2 children were living in Cheatham Co in 1860 and she remarried to Thomas Elliot there about 1870. Her daughter Delila H (or Deliah) Van and she lived with the Elliot couple in 1870 Census at age 14.
Do you know anything about the Weakley-Burdsell (Birdwell?) family? I'd love to know where W C was buried--location and cemetery--or anything. I look forward to seeing the pictures, too! I wish you happy holidays and a great 2016= Nancy G Van Valkenburgh