I have been researching my ancestors and many East Tennessee families for over 30 years. I have worked in consultation with the East Tennessee Historical Society and made contributions to the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in order to preserve the work and contributions of Andrew K. Gregory to the establishment of the Smoky Mountain National Park.
My fondness for genealogical research and my interest in research methodology were some of the motivating factors in pursuing a PhD. This early research background served me well in my studies. My greatest passion, however, is the preservation and upkeep of historical cemeteries. It is important that these cemeteries are preserved for future generations, so that the story of our nations early pioneers can be told.
My wife, on the other hand, has a more impressive genealogy. She is a Chenery. She is a descendant of many of the first families of Virginia, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. In fact, she is related to the Chenery family who owned the Triple Crown winning horse, Secretariat. She is also a direct descendant of Roger Williams (through his daughter, Mercy Williams) who founded Providence, Rhode Island, and who is considered the father of the Baptist denomination in America. Also, she is related to great historical figures, such as Chief Justice John Marshall (through his brother, William Marshall) and President Thomas Jefferson. I have been fortunate that many of her ancestors have already been traced with extensive documentation.
Note: It is never my intention to duplicate memorial entries. If you notice a duplicate and your memorial was entered first, I will be more than willing to delete the one I entered.
Edits Thanks Victor for accepting my edits. Linking the families together means a lot to me. Hopefully in the near future, researching will be much easier for future generations to find their loved ones who have passed. :)
wrong spouse for neal SUTTON i noticed that you have the dates for Neal SUTTONS spouse , who is mary caroline "carrie" MCCLURE SUTTON, wrong. you have carry MCCLURE'S dates listed for mary caroline "carrie" MCCLURE SUTTONS and also a photo of a small monument that is not hers . could you please correct? Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with all the genealogy work that you do. Vivian England
95723015 James P Gaines James' memorial is in the wrong cemetery. He is located in Clear Springs Cemetery, Mascot. I have added his stone photo. Please correct the cemetery. Wife is: Mamie B Gaines Michelle
Dossie Drake Hi Victor, Have sent a couple of e-mails but it said it didn't go through. Dossie Long Drake is not buried at Sherwood Memorial but at Clark's Grove Cemetery and there is already a memorial for her.I'd suggest that you would delete yours. I'm also connected to your Davis and Thurmans and others and have info and pictures I'd be willing to swap if you wish.Thank you for your time and have a nice day.Eddie McClanahan email@example.com
holzbach Hope you are doing well. I continue to photograph the Holzbach family and am finally getting around to posting more of the photos which includes adding some burial records. I added Florian Leonard Holzbach, Jr. as a child of your Florian Leonard "Florie" Holzbach 90528965. I see that you have Florian as a sibling which I believe to be incorrect. I also continue to keep any eye open for Needham but have not seen any others. Regards, Wayne Holzbach
Wm Flinn Hello from Oklahoma! Wm Flinn was my 3rd ggf and my paternal grandmother was Molly Esther Petty. Delighted to find a cousin that has done so much work. I'm not at all confident I have our dear William's parents correct. Do you have info on that generation? Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org