|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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|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 Cannon||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
|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.
|Genealogy Lover||Martha Padgett|
I appreciate that you set up a memorial for her. For some reason I had pictured that she and David were not poor, so it surprises me that she would be in a cemetery for the poor.
I've been wading through the Padgett family which has been white an adventure. There are small indicators that Martha had two children, Ella Bertram and Walter Large, before her marriage to David. I have to been able to tie these children to their fathers.
Also in the 1930 census, I think it was, Mark Smallwood and his two children, Clay and Rosie were living with David and Martha. Mark was listed as David's brother-in-law.
Do you know anything about them? I thought it interesting that their last name and Martha's middle name were the same.
Again, thank ou for setting upthrmemorial!
|Genealogy Lover||David Crockett Clevenger|
I've been researching the Padgett family and found that Martha Padgett married David Crockett Clevenger in 1909.
Do you have any idea where Martha is buried? Her death certificate just indicates "Maloneyville".
DO you have any other information about Martha? I did see that you included the middle name of "Smallwood" for her.
I made the connection to his parents today. Thanks.
Added by KLElkins on Dec 30, 2013 2:40 PM
|Kathy||Eliza Cornwall Hannon Gray|
I have corrected the link to her on Samuel Hannon's memorial, so it should be correct now. thanks for the info.
Added by Kathy on Dec 30, 2013 7:19 AM
Thanks for the links for Tyson. I have added them.
Added by tut on Dec 28, 2013 9:16 PM
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