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Shirley Lowry-Fulton (#46910847)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 6 days
RE: Thank you
So glad I could help you. Here's another tip for you on Andrew S. Trew's wife, Tilda "Emma" Orr; her mother's maiden name was Evans, according to someone on Ancestry.

It seems the Trew's came to McMinn County, TN from Maryland, and then ventured on west through the years, just as so many of my own family ancestors did. If I can be of further help to you, let me know, and I will try to find some answers for you. I live in TN now.

Added by Babs on Feb 02, 2014 10:58 PM

Another Generation of Trews

Dr. Thomas Trew and Nancy James Trew in Trew Cemetery were the parents of James Carnob Trew.
Thomas was born in Maryland, and died in McMinn, TN. Nancy was born in Virginia. They parented a total of 10 children, including James Carnob.

They would have been about your 3rd Great-Grandparents, if I have calculated this correctly.

Added by Babs on Feb 01, 2014 10:36 PM

RE: Thank you
I guess we would be step-cousins. Ha!
If you go to "Trew" cemetery & others in McMinn County, TN, you will see some of your relations on the Trew side of your family
Jessie Ray's parents were Andrew Sherman Trew & Emma Orr at the Memorial numbers that I sent to you. He had only one brother and one sister.

Andrew's parents were James Carnob Trew & his 2nd wife, Parmelia Caroline Spearman. He was born in Russell, KY and died in Bonham,TX, and Parmelia was born in Lincoln, TN and died in McMinn County, TN, and is buried in Old Salem Cmty.
James Carnob had about 6 children by his 1st wife, Elizabeth Cowden Trew, and only 2 others besides Andrew by Parmelia.
Andrew (14) and younger sister, Frances, were living with their maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Spearman, on the 1880 U.S. Census. His grandfather, John W. Spearman was deceased.

His Grandmother, Elizabeth Cameron Spearman was the daughter of Archibald Cameron of Glascow, Scotland and Jane Spearman. It seems Elizabeth Cameron and John W. Spearman were cousins who married, which I have found quite common back in
time. Marriage of kin can quite complicated in
determining kin at times. Also, someone has posted a picture of Archibald & Jane Spearman Cameron on
I know this probably all sounds confusing; you almost have to see it on paper by generation, but hope it will be of some help to you.

Added by Babs on Feb 01, 2014 10:23 PM

RE: Thank you
Your grandfather was my step-grandfather--only living grandfather I knew, and he was a "jewel".
He married my maternal grandmother, Nova Susie Mitchell.
He spoke often of his daughter, Wanda Jean, whom I'm sure he missed. I have traced some of his family on He was the 3rd child of Andrew Sherman Trew--Mem#10704102 and Tilda Emaline Orr Trew--Mem#124418764. They were both born in TN and died in Texas. He had one brother, Richmond Dewey Trew, who married Gola Rigsby in Arkansas. They had 3 children before his early death. He also had one sister, Mary Frances Trew, who married Grover Spencer Watkins, about 1910 in Collin, Texas. They also had 3 children. One of their sons, Leonard Watkins, married one of Nova Sue's younger sisters, Gladys Mitchell. Mary Frances was 12 years older than Jessie Ray. I also have names of his grandparents; if you would like to have them, just let me know. I have tried today to connect some family links for you--may take a few days for any response.

Added by Babs on Jan 31, 2014 5:24 PM

Jessie Ray Trew
Sharon, I'm thinking you may have been a grand daughter of Ray's. If so, it seems we share a common ground here. I just wanted to connect and let you know that he was my step-grandfather. He was a kind and gentle man, whom I knew throughout my childhood years. He seemed as my own blood grandfather, and I will ever cherish him. The only fault he ever had that I knew, was his addiction to cigarettes. His death resulted from a blow on the head received by a robber, as he was operating a produce stand at night in Dallas, plus the lung problems from nicotine. He was married to my maternal grandmother, Novie Mitchell. Check out the picture I have added of the two under her memorial--connection to his.

Added by Babs on Jan 07, 2014 12:28 PM

Long Cemetery/Fannin Co.
Would you happen to know who or what "Long"
family that the cemetery is named for? Are
there any "Long's" buried there?
I'm a Long family member and I do know that some
of my distant family lived in Fannin Co.
This would have been John S. Long and his wife
Leah "Smelcer" Long. Also, do you happen to
know about a cemetry near Porter School House
in Fannin Co.?
I would appreciate any help, thank you for all
your work, I too help on findagrave.

Added by Phyllis on Apr 02, 2008 5:41 PM

Manuel Morales
Trew photo
You're very welcome. It was my pleasure. Glad I could help.

Added by Manuel Morales on Mar 11, 2008 9:47 PM


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