Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

                    Table of Contents                                Vol. 3, No. 3 Spring 2000


From the Editor

The editor plans to expand the inclusion of original records and photographs in future issues. Other improvements will be an increase in articles and an improvement in graphic reproduction. This issue corrects errors in the membership list and provides a supplement of new members. Two new publications of interest are Marriages of Lawrence County, TN, 1818-1829 and Tennessee Deed Book O .

About our Front Cover

A group photo of the Finis C. Wisdom family. Family members shown are: Finis C. Wisdom, Lucy Jane Flippo Wisdom, Flora Lee, Paul Jones, Anna Coleburn, Gertie, Myrtle Neal and Lucy Benton Wisdom.

The Whitworth Family (Part II), by Mary Ann Moore Million

This continues the account of the Whitworth family begun in the Winter 1999 (vol. 3 no. 2) issue. Photos include: Solen and Josephine Johnston Haynes; Addie Mae Whitworth Moore; Gladys Jessie Moore; Henry Wroten Moore; Thomas Jefferson Whitworth; Alice Salonia Haynes Whitworth; Mellie (Doty) Whitworth; A.E.Whitworth; Mattie J. Whitworth McCoy; Joseph A. Whitworth. The sources for the data appeared with Part I (vol. 3 no. 2).

Minutes of December 4, 1999 Meeting

The meeting was brought to order with President Mary Nell Hollis Franks presiding. Newly elected officers were announced: Shirley Hollis, Chairperson; Mary Nell Hollis Franks, President; Reita Buress, Vice-President; Kathy Niedergeses, Secretary; Travis Henderson, Treasurer; Randy Hughes, publicity. Viola Carpenter will continue as historian. The Family History Fair will take place on June 17, 2000. The members unanimously approved the purchase of a scanner to be the property of the Society and on loan to the Archives. Reita Burress, Mary Nell Franks and Wally Moore demonstrated the computer programs Family Tree Maker and Family Origins.

North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

This will be held June 1-3, 2000, in Leslie and Marshall, Arkansas.

History Fair Table Reservation Form

This form is to be completed by those researching in Lawrence County who plan to attend the family history fair to display their materials and photos; and vendors of publications and materials on Lawrence or surrounding counties.

How Do I Do Research on the Internet?, by Kenn Pearson

The writer defines terms which are used to access the internet such as browser, homepage, links and search engines, etc. Of special value is the list of sites dedicated to genealogy research.

First Families of Lawrence County

Forms to submit include an Application for a Certificate and Proof of Descent.

The Family of Claiborne Palmore (Part I), by Wallace Palmore

The Lawrence County Palmore family is documented for the period 1830-1870. The data are supported by marriage, land, estate and census records. A photo thought to be of Claiborne Palmore and his 3rd wife, Elmora Riddle, is included.

City of Ethridge to Honor Founders

The weekend of July 1st and 2nd is set aside to celebrate and honor Colonel George Henry Nixon and Young Milton Hudson, the founders of the City of Ethridge

Mystery Families and Photographs

A group photo of a family setting is provided by Jim Wisdom for identification, time, persons and place unknown. A second photo, also time and persons unknown, is of a class in front of the Gaitherville School.

The General History of the Higgs Family (Part I), by Danny M. Higgs

The Higgs family is documented from the birth of Isham Higgs, 1817, in Lawrence County, and the article lists the history of the first seven of 14 children with some descendants. Photos include James Marshall "Dock" Higgs and family; George W. Higgs and family (c. 1910); Isham Phillip "Phil" Higgs and family (c. 1916); and Barbara Lousinda Hicks Rackley and family. The article includes charts. `

The Book Nook, by Kathy Niedergeses

Reviews of : Nathan and Nancy Gilmore Henson, Giles County, Tennessee, by Mildred J. Foster Brown. c.1999

                    The Truitt, Birdyshaw and Strong Families, by Druscilla Truitt Beuerlein. 1998

                    A History of the Leoma Church of Christ, by Cynthia Dianne Guy. 1998

                   Kissin' Cousins, by Wally Moore. 1999

                    Wayne County Chancery Court Loose Records: 1900-1909, Vol. 5, by Nelle J. Berry. 1999

Lawrence County Genealogical Society Members,
compiled by Kathy Niedergeses and Donna Ramsey

This list is a Supplement to the complete list published in previous issues. Names presented here appear for the first time. An erratum list with apologies and corrections is included after the Supplement.

Queries, compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

Researchers are trying to locate other descendants of the following families in order to exchange information: Lucas/Robson; Tuttle/Pennington; Campbell; King/Stutts; Woolsey; Powell/Springer; Boswell; Wiggs/Poag

Wisdom Journal: A Short Story, Visiting Ancestors, by Jim Wisdom

The author shares his account of a 4-day trip from North Carolina to Lawrenceburg, TN, where he visits old landmarks, meets his Wisdom cousins whom he found through his genealogy research and cleans up the sites of his ancestors' graves in the Wisdom Cemetery and the Knob Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

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