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kimmymh69 (#47796816)
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I'm looking for information on the following families in and around Rhea County: Morgan (descendents of William Nelson Morgan), Boyd (Joseph Rudd), Moses (Texas Moses), Cagle (Flora Ann), McKinney (Susan), Byerly (Amanda Parthenia). Thank you!
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Kathy Neal King
RE: Mary Polly Barrett Cagle
Who, where is she? Go the the "edit" button on her memorial page to send a quiry about her. When it goes out, it will include a link to her page.

Added by Kathy Neal King on Dec 05, 2012 4:07 AM
Stacey Lyons
RE: moses family

I'm getting ready to reply to you. It's lengthy, so I'm going to e-mail you using your regular e-mail address that's listed on your profile. You'll receive an e-mail from me at You can e-mail me at that address, if you'd like.

Added by Stacey Lyons on Aug 17, 2012 10:35 AM
Brenda Lee Burgess
RE: burdett cemetery
You will turn off Highway 30 East onto Summer City Road continue until you see J. B. Swafford Road. Its been years since I have been in there they say the roads are good now. But stay to the left . You will go thru at least three gates I know one is locked with a combination lock. The last know combination was 2-2-2. If this does not work you will have to call Eligh Dunn in Rhea County. I know stay to the left you will come upon a house on the right stay to the left go thru the gates it is a little ways to the cemetery on the left of the road. I went on Google Earth and saw the road but could not see the cemetery. Good Luck
Added by Brenda Lee Burgess on Aug 04, 2012 1:38 PM
Ed & Susan Dunn
RE: Matilda Morgan
Sorry but there were a whole family of Morgans there but I did not make notice of which graves. If you will put in a Photo request for William N. and dates I can look it up easier and give you the exact location.
Matilda is located in the North of section 1, grave #255....and you're welcome! Ed Dunn
Added by Ed & Susan Dunn on Jul 14, 2012 1:55 PM
Marvin & Samme Templin
RE: Samuel & Susan Moses
If you will email us at we can tell you how to get to the cemetery.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Jun 06, 2012 6:13 PM
Louise Huffstutler Vannoy
Lewis Morgan, Jr 1820-1886 s/o George Washington Morgan 1799-1885. George is my 3rd great uncle and Lewis Morgan, Jr is my 1st cousin 4x removed.
Added by Louise Huffstutler Vannoy on Jun 02, 2012 7:23 PM
Michael Wilkey
RE: Ada Boyd
Thank you for contacting me in regard to the Boyd family history. I will try to answer some of your questions and hopefully pass on to you some information that might be helpful.

My grandmother was Ada Boyd who became Ada Wilkey when she married Jesse Wilkey in 1916. They had one child, a son, Boyd Wilkey who was my father. Shortly after my father's birth in 1917 they moved to Battle Creek, MI. Ada died in February of 1920 after having contractd the Spainish influenza which was sweeping the world at that time. She was brought back to TN for burial and was placed in the French Cemetery near Dayton. The first stone on her grave was erroneously marked with her maiden name of Boyd and this is probably the stone that appears in the picture that you possess. Several years before my father died he had a new stone carved and placed on her grave that correctly identifies her as Ada Wilkey.

Ada was the youngest child of Rudd and Texie Boyd. Your Great-grandmother Mary Alice Boyd Morgan was obiously an older sister of my grandmother, but I do not have any pictures with Mary Alice appearing in them. When I was a child I can recall my father talking about and Aunt Alice; maybe this was your great-grandmother. I do, however, have a picture which was taken around 1903-04 showing Rudd Boyd and six of his children. Appearing in the picture are Rudd with Ada on his knee and he is surrounded by the other five children who were Henry (age 6), Laura (age 17), Lizzie (age 9), Tom (age 15), and Jim (age 13).

According to my records (which may be somewhat skewed) Rudd had three sisters and one brother. The sisters names were Sis? (Boyd) Smith, Alice (Boyd) Jewell, and Ferbia (Boyd) Cagle. His brother's name was John Boyd. Rudd's parents were John W. Boyd (born 1829) and Flora Cagle (born 7/12/1836). John W. Boyd and Flora Cagle were married 4/23/1852 in Monroe County, TN. John W. Boyd died during the Civil War and his widow, Flora, married Andrew A. Morgan at some point after the death of John W. Boyd.

What I have given you is a bare sketch of what I know of the Boyd family. Some of my information is documented and some of it is family oral history (which is not always to be trusted or depended upon!). Please feel free to contact me at this email address with any further questions and I will try to be of assistance to you. For what it's worth, I have some questions pertaining to the Moses family name and how it is connected to the Boyd family. Perhaps you could help me with this one. Once again, thank you for writing.

Mike Wilkey
Added by Michael Wilkey on May 13, 2012 10:01 AM
Stacey Lyons
RE: moses family

I'm so excited you e-mailed me! We (my cousin & I) are researching our Moses line as much as we can. Have you seen the cemetery photos I added for the Joshua Moses Family Cemetery? I think this may be part of your line. I am currently at work & will respond to you again when I'm home so I can tell you the correct line of Moses that I am from. It gets very confusing when you go back that far and start branching off and doing multiple searches.

I have found that there is a book on the Moses family in existence. However, I do NOT know if it is still in print or not. I have been trying to contact the lady author, but she still hasn't responded.

If you haven't seen the cemetery I was referring to, look up the Joshua Moses Family Cemetery in Monroe County Tennessee. Where are you from? If you're not from the east TN area, I would NOT waste a trip coming to see this cemetery. There is a marker that the DAR put up showing where it's located & there are some old stones, but you can't read any inscriptions. Finding the place was near impossible, we really dug for this one. Then we had this nice gentleman, who lived at the bottom of a mountain, drive us (in his pickup truck) to the top of this mountain to the cemetery which was in the middle of the forest. Amazing view with the leaves off the trees, but one would NEVER find it without research and help from locals.

I can tell you, I do descend from the Joshua Moses that this cemetery is named for. He is buried there.

Sorry to be so long-winded. I get excited about this type of research. I will write again when I get home.

Have a great day!
Added by Stacey Lyons on May 07, 2012 1:11 PM

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