|Gene Bryant (#47986115)|
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I'm a resident of Nashville (since 1971), but I'm a native of Cocke County, Tenn., attended English Creek Elementary School and Cosby High School (later taught there). My parents are buried in the Bryant-Sisk Cemetery in the Lower English Creek Community. |
My closest relatives carry the surnames--in addition to Bryant and Clevenger (my mother's name)--of Kyker, Finchum, Gray, Allen and Sisk. These are the names and family histories I've been researching.
I stumbled on the Find A Grave (FAG) website while searching for mailing addresses to assist my mother in compiling her 2011 Christmas card list. Soon thereafter, Mom suffered a disabling stroke. I spent the next 10 months at her bedside caring for her before she died Nov. 19, 2012. During this time, I spent many hours with my laptop researching genealogy. FAG was a great resource.
With family links and bios, FAG has become more navigable and useful in tracing family history. This has become my primary FAG interest, completing these links. When I find gaps, I try to fill them.
My primary sphere of interest is with the Cocke County family names listed above. Their descendants and relatives, however, are nationwide with concentrations in Texas and Missouri. I'm willing to share any data I have accumulated.
My greatest find has not been online, but with discovery of the long-forgotten and neglected Free-Clevenger Cemetery. Here I've found many missing links in my Clevenger lineage. And here, much to my elation, I've found the Civil War memorial stone for my Great-great-grandfather Sgt. Alex Clevenger, who was among the very few Cocke Countains to serve in the Union Army.
Years ago (1969-71), I was principal of Edgemont School in the Carson Springs Community of Cocke County where I met many Clevenger children and families. "Moose" Clevenger was basketball coach. Hulda Mae (Clevenger) Gray was cafeteria manager. I felt that we were of the same Clevenger lineage, but none of us knew how we were related. I've spent several months researching these ties. The big picture is coming together, but there are still missing links.
I invite you to begin your FAG expedition with my parents: James A. Bryant and Mary Florence (Clevenger) Bryant.
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|Maria Gareau||RE: Cousins I think|
Hi Gene do you have any knowledge of how long our family goes back in the u.s.I see you went back to about 1745.Again thank you so much for all your hard work putting this together.
|Maria Gareau||Cousins I think|
Hi Gene I want to thank you for all your hard work putting this all together this is info I have been trying to find out for along time. My grandparents were A.L. Taylor and Farrie Allen Taylor. So we are cousins I think.
|Katina "Tina" West||Clevenger Family|
Hi Gene I want to thank you for all your time invested in making family information available. I am also "family" or "kin" :-D
My grandmother and grandfather was:
Edward and Carrie (Clevenger) Hilton from Missouri.
Their youngest daughter "Edna "Edie" (Hilton) Stevens was my mother.
We have family here in California - I am in San Jose. Nice to meet you and any other family!
Katina "Tina" Y. West
|Donna McPherson||RE: Clevenger|
Yes you can it is something new Findagrave has started.
Please go on each memorial under edit to send all the info you sent. It is a lot faster and more accurate.
|Nina Thomas||Linda McMahan links to parents|
Gene, thank you for the request, the parents of Linda McMahan are now linked to her. Again thanks, Nina
|Delayne||Charles Eli Clevenger|
I do need to catch up on my family's Find A Grave memorials.I would like to know how we fit into the Clevenger family I'm Charles Eli Clevenger's grandson and the son of Scottie Clevenger.We may have some connections of interest.I would like to compare notes.Thank you for contacting me.
Have A Wonderful Day,
Roger Delayne Cannon
Added by Delayne on Feb 07, 2014 7:50 PM
|Lynda (Colbaugh) Raitala||Austin Bryant|
Change made to Edna Bryant as mother. Sorry for the mistake!
|Mississippi76||Rebecca May Huff|
Thank you, for her parents links!
|Genealogy Lover||David and Martha Clevenger|
I just noticed that Martha's death certificate shows death in 1936. The 1930 census for David shows just him and daughter Rhoda, and David is listed as widowed.
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