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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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William Henderson
You photographed the cemetery where my 4X great grandparents rest. William Henderson and Judith Martin Henderson. Thank you for sharing.

My other Anderson county relative, Tobias Peters, is buried around there somewhere.
Added by Beckie on Apr 15, 2014 10:42 AM
Joe Mode
RE: Thomas Frost, Sr stone-Peoples Cemetery

I am not familiar with a Richard Drummonds that I am aware of.
Added by Joe Mode on Apr 09, 2014 10:28 AM
Pat McKenzie
Duplicate memorials
Your memorials for Myrtle (#126159127) and Mack (#126159230) Justice, buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Loudon Co., TN are both duplicates of memorials added in 2012 under the last name "Jestice" (which is how their name is spelled on their gravestones). Please could you delete your memorials and add their death certificates to the original memorials. Thank you.
Added by Pat McKenzie on Apr 02, 2014 7:34 AM
Joe Mode
Thomas Frost, Sr stone-Peoples Cemetery

I'm not sure if the stone for Thomas Frost, Sr, is the same Thomas Frost that you have listed here at Findagrave. I added it to your listing just in case. I took pictures of all of the stones and placed an album for them on the Tennessee Genealogy page on Facebook.

I have a load of ancestors from Campbell County and many buried at Bakers Forge. Our ancestors founded Grantsboro. We have Grant, Ridenour, and Parker to name a few and many extended lines.

Take care,

Joe Mode
Added by Joe Mode on Mar 28, 2014 11:21 AM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Wierd. I was just thinking of you this morning, wondering how you've weathered the winter.

It's almost warm enough to get back out there!


Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Mar 25, 2014 6:25 AM
Susie Bullock
I've update memorial & transferred to you
Added by Susie Bullock on Mar 24, 2014 3:22 PM
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Marcella Scott
Thank you I have added link to father
Added by Susie Bullock on Mar 03, 2014 6:36 PM
James Richard Foust
I've added the additional information to his memorial. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on Feb 28, 2014 6:23 PM
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Faye Callaway
Thank you for the transfer Mr. York.

Added by Jessie Clarkson on Feb 24, 2014 3:19 PM
Susie Bullock
Thank you I've updated memorial
Added by Susie Bullock on Feb 20, 2014 7:45 AM
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