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Carole Thomason (#48109212)
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      I love genealogy!

"Genealogy begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation, and, in the last stages, is an incurable disease."
   --Author Unknown


I live and work in Johnson City, Tennessee, but my roots are in eastern Hamblen County (near Morristown), Tennessee. In addition to Thomason, my branches include Purkey, Nicholson, Riggs, Morelock, Meek, Karr, Taylor, Cocke, Courtney, Howington, Wisecarver, Williams, Thompson and more.

I am a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution.


To learn more about Hamblen County, visit the TNGenWeb Hamblen County site at


I especially like the poetic verse below -- the first line appears as an inscription on the gravestone of Thomas Cocke.

Tho' lost to sight, to memory dear
  Thou ever wilt remain;
One only hope my heart can cheer,—
  The hope to meet again.
     -- George Linley


I will be happy to transfer management of a memorial to any family member of the deceased, as long as the memorial is for a person not in my direct line.

The F/G Guidelines for transferring memorials are just that -- guidelines. They are not rules for F/G membership, and they are certainly not laws that must be obeyed.


"Are gravestones ever wrong? Could they contain misinformation?" If you think the answer is NO, check out the memorial for Katherine James Foster, who lived to be 100 years old. Does her gravestone reflect that ripe old age?

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Dorothy Howington
I searched the entire cemetery and couldnt find her. The picture i posted is where her parents and brother are buried she may be buried there without a marker. Theres no way to tell
Added by gdeloach on Sep 17, 2016 1:32 PM
Liz (Roberts) Harris
RE: Lois (#164021586) and Charles Boyd
You are most welcome. Glad I could help
Added by Liz (Roberts) Harris on Jul 16, 2016 7:50 PM
Are you related to Martha "Mattie" Emeline Riggs, I think she married a William Robert Nicholson. If you are then we are related her brother Allen M. Riggs is my great Grand father.
Added by amber on Jul 05, 2016 2:33 PM
Loyal Limb
RE: Dorothy Howington in Highland Cem
I didn't find any Howington's I have talked with the man who has the records for this cemetery and he said they are not complete. Many burials didn't / Don't get recorded. It's a fairly large cemetery compared to most in this county and there are many grave markers that I couldn't make out. Sorry I couldn't find her grave.
Added by Loyal Limb on Jun 30, 2016 7:25 AM
Dale Epperson
RE: James J. Epperson

James J. Epperson was my 3rd Great Uncle. His brother Joseph W. was my 3rd Great Grandfather.

Joseph W. died in 1902 Scott County, AR - about 3 hour drive from where James J. is buried. I live Rogers, AR about 2 hours from where James J. was buried. My wife and I were at a Decoration in Mossville, AR yesterday for her side of the family (do they still have Decorations in your part of the country?) Anyway, Mossville is only about 30 minutes from Boston Cemetery.

I have Wiley Franklin, born 8 Dec 1878 in Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, in my database.
I have Nellie E. PURKEY, born 14 Dec 1882 in same place as well. I don't know much about them other than what I've been able to find via research. But I'm trying to gather as many related Epperson's as I can. I don't have any of their descendants and if you could send them to me I would appreciate it.

My tree on is L.D. Epperson_2016. If you can and get a chance, please check it out and let me know if there needs to be any changes or if there is additional information that you might have that I could add.

I will be posting other pictures that I took at Boston Cemetery.

Thank you!

L. Dale Epperson
Added by Dale Epperson on Jun 06, 2016 4:22 PM
Don Rubarts
RE: Creed family
I just post what I find on their death certificate or census records. Don
Added by Don Rubarts on May 24, 2016 2:02 PM
Steve Cole
RE: Ed Horner
He has a very good biography but I have always been interested in WW2 Vets and the Air Force. I would like to know more about his Air Force Unit and even the name of his bomber. Do you know any of this? If you have any bit or clue, I may be able to find out more about his WW2 service---maybe.
Added by Steve Cole on Apr 14, 2016 3:51 PM
Steve Cole
RE: Ed Horner
I finally uploaded a photo of Ed Horner's headstone at Collierville. I guess it took almost 2 years for them to install it.

(I think I'm sending this to the correct person.)
Added by Steve Cole on Apr 12, 2016 6:04 PM
RE: John Stockton Nicholson
Thank you for your reply. John Stockton Nicholson, II is my 4th great grandfather.
Then Eliza Stevenson Nicholson Fleming, her daughter Sarah Fleming Gough, my Great Grandmother Flora Catherine Gough Bohannon and then my Grandmother, Thelma Bohannon Craddock. We are 4th Cousins once removed.

Added by NCGenSeeker on Jan 05, 2016 4:50 PM
John Stockton Nicholson
Hi Carole,

I just saw your flower on my 5th Great Grandfather's memorial. May I ask how you are related?

Added by NCGenSeeker on Jan 02, 2016 4:14 PM
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