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Leo York (#47707923)
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Bio Photo I was born in the lower Bull Run Valley of Anderson Co ,TN and baptized in the Bull Run River. My mom and dad bought 12.9 acres from the descendants of John and Sarah Cox in 1946. This has been home since that time. The Cox Cemetery is located on a hill behind my home for which I maintain as a voluntary caretaker. As such I wanted to know more about this family and started doing research online ,at the public library and the county archives. This area of 1000 ac was a 1788 NC Land grant to James Henry who conveyed it to his three married daughters, Elizabeth, Rachael and Ruby Catherine.

A large number of my mothers ancesters are buried at Bakers Forge Cemetery in Campbell Co., Tn. Most were relocated there when TVA impounded Norris Dam and flooded nearby Loyston in Union Co.,Tn. At that time my mom age 12 moved with her grand parents Lassie Helen Craig Prater Turner and William Harvey Turner to land across the Bull Run River in Anderson Co from which is still in view from her front porch. My mom is related to the Sweats,Craigs,Dials,Praters,Turners and others at Bakers Forge .
My grand father John York came with his family to South Clinton in Anderson Co in the 1920's from Cordell in Scott Co.,Tn and is related to the Yorks,Jeffers,Newports,Lewallens and Sextons of that county. I am far more knowledgable of my moms family. I get very confused when I do research on the Sextons of Scott Co. There are thousands!- and all with the same first and last name!Ugh
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" I always wonder what the people were like whom I'm tromping over and photographing. It's neat to sometimes get a feel for the reality of who they were and how they lived their lives. They sneezed, they dropped stuff that broke, they tripped over something in the dark or stubbed their toes, they hated okra or loved it fried in cornmeal, they loved to laugh or was mad at the world." by Edie Doepel #46583214
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Linda Gravette Gentry
RE: Glen Lucas
Your welcome
Added by Linda Gravette Gentry on May 30, 2017 12:07 AM
osengineer3
Charley Hatmaker
I've updated his memorial. I don't post whole records, but I do try to incorporate the information in his vital or biographical record. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on May 29, 2017 9:03 AM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Ras Lindamood
Love love love the story! Thanks SO much for that!

Hoping all is well with you...

E.
Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on May 13, 2017 6:47 AM
Della Phillips Harper
Lone Mountain Cemetery
Thank you for working with me on Lone Mountain Cemetery. I am now finished with it with the exception on the new one I need to add. Thanks
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Apr 27, 2017 8:51 AM
Della Phillips Harper
RE: Lone Mountain
You are welcome. I still have a lot more to add to the cemetery.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Apr 25, 2017 1:20 PM
Della Phillips Harper
RE: Lone Mountain
You are welcome. I still have a lot more to add to the cemetery.
Added by Della Phillips Harper on Apr 25, 2017 1:20 PM
KSparkman
Jones/Sparkman
Thank you for putting the pieces together.
Added by KSparkman on Apr 16, 2017 9:46 PM
Carl Ruby
Robertsville Cemetery
Hi Leo

My wife is researching Pleasant Miller Freels born 1817 died 1877 and believed to be buried in Robertsville cemetery. Do you know of any records for the cemetery other than find a grave?

Thanks,

Carl Ruby
Michigan
Added by Carl Ruby on Mar 28, 2017 3:25 PM
don sanford
Lealand Graves
Change made, Added your info to his bio. Thanks Friend
Added by don sanford on Mar 20, 2017 5:48 AM
Tina Melon
Barbra & Pulasky Strader Wedding Photo
Mr.York,

I was wanting to thank you so much for sharing this photo. I was wondering how you came across this portrait. The reason is that these are my Great,Great,Great Grandparent. We can not find any photos going back this far. I was so excited when I saw this.

If you could please contact me I would be very appreciative. My email is marie21076@yahoo.com. Also if you are on ancestry my user name is marie21076.

Again Thank You
Tina Strader Melton
Added by Tina Melon on Mar 18, 2017 8:47 PM
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