|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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|Anita D.||Sarah Elizabeth Hightower Sisk|
Parent links posted, Thank you!
Added by Anita D. on Apr 27, 2013 2:51 PM
|Anita D.||Free Clevenger Cemetery|
Thank so much for the stone photos for John McClure Clevenger and Rhoda Davis Clevenger
Added by Anita D. on Apr 14, 2013 9:16 PM
|Tony ||Milton Bryant|
Links were made, anything more I can do to help feel free to let me know... Tony
Added by Tony on Mar 21, 2013 6:08 AM
|Kathy||RE: Hassie Allen Bryant & her mother|
I can get the photo from the site. Thanks so much for letting me do that.
Added by Kathy on Feb 17, 2013 2:49 PM
|Kathy||Hassie Allen Bryant & her mother|
Hi, I am related to the Allen's through Roe Allen's mother,who was a Hannon. I was wondering if you would mind if I "borrow" the photo of Hassie and her mother for my family tree?
Also, do you know when Leona died?
Added by Kathy on Feb 17, 2013 10:22 AM
|Dale Snapp||Alexander Clevenger|
Thanks for adding the memorial to our common ancestor Alexander Clevenger. He was my 4th Great Grandfather. I have linked my 3rd Great Grandfather John Mack Clevenger per your request. It is always nice to meet cousins here.
|Annette Shaw||Emma McNabb|
Hey I am not related at all, so if you would like ownership, I am glad to transfer to you, but also happy to link for you. :) Just let me know.
|Marian Bryson McGowen||Rufus Morgan Hickey|
Gene - have added links to parents. Rufus Morgan Hickey is my husband's great great grandfather.
|Virgil & DeAnna C. Cooley||Charles Bryant|
Thank you for the additional information and links to parents.
Made the link to his wife.
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