The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 3 No. 4 Summer 2000

Table of Contents

From the Editor

The Editor assures that family articles and photos will continue to be included in the Journal along with valuable "research" data. The index of names will, in the future, be included in each issue for the current issue. The Editor appeals for volunteers to assist in the Society's endeavors and the Archives projects. You are asked to note the new Lawrence County Library E-mail address:

About our Front Cover

The picture is identified as the Wayland Springs School. Help is needed in identifying the students.

LCGS Membership Update, by Kathy Niedergeses and Donna Ramsey

List provides names of new members and changes for names of old members.

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

This family history continues with the 1870's and 1880's with census, land, marriage and death records. Photos include those of Nathan P. Harlan and third wife, Rose Camilia Palmore, Sarah Nancy Ann Newton Palmore Daughtry, Sarah M. (Lena) Palmore Manley Allred, Daniel W. Manley, Thomas Palmore, Wiley O. Daughtry and Susie Palmore Yeager.

Marriage Bonds, by Kathy Niedergeses

The author quotes Ronald A. Lee, of the Tennessee State Library & Archives in his explanation of the term "Marriage Bonds".

Lawrence County 1826 Tax List, by Kathy Niedergeses

This very valuable list of early County Tax Payers was transcribed from the original handwritten list at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. A copy of the original is at the Lawrence County Archives.

Obituaries Anyone? by Kathy Niedergeses

The author attributes the rarity of obituaries in the 1800's and early 1900's to the cost associated with their publication.

Mystery Families and Photographs

The students standing in front of the Crockett School are unidentified. The date of the photo is no later than 1927, as the school burned that year.

The Book Nook, by Kathy Niedergeses and Shirley Hollis

Reviews of : Messages of the Governors of Tennessee 1933-1945. vol. XI, by Wayne C. Moore. c 1998

Obituaries for 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998, comp. by Josephine Pickard. 2000

Marriage Index for Lawrence County, TN, 1924-1959, by Nancy Lanning Crowder. 2000

Our German Heritage - A History of the Niedergeses, Rust, Patt, Scheele, and Other Related Families, by Kathy Niedergeses, c 1999

Wayne County Tennessee Families 1817-1999, vol II, by Wayne County Historical Society. c 1999

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

The article completes the history of the 14 children of Isham and Barbary Higgs and some of their descendants. The author recounts the Higgs participation in the petition (1823) to defeat David Crockett's attempt to relocate the County seat. Photos include: Daniel McDuel Higgs (c 1892); Vernon Higgs (father of the author); Frank Robbins; William (Willie) Isham Higgs; Manerva Higgs; William Riley Robbins; Mary Viola Robbins Higgs.


Information is sought for Gibbins/Gibbons; Durham; Howard/King; Counce/Counts; Kirk/Akin/Bailey; Pollock/Kirkman; Meeks/Carnar/Boswell.

Poll Taxes, by Kathy Niedergeses

The author explains a poll tax and its value as a document in genealogical research.

Relatively Speaking, by Martha Jones

This article, used with permission of Dr. Jones, Victoria, TX, gives valuable information on obtaining military data for ancestors, particularly those associated with World War I.

Minutes to LCGS Quarterly Meeting, Saturday, March 18, 2000

The meeting was presided over by President Mary Nell Franks. A program on State Archives Records was presented by Wayne Moore, Deputy Assistant State Librarian, from the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

Index Volume 3, Fall 1999-Summer 2000

Includes all surnames appearing in issues of Volume 3.

Participation Sought

A call for articles and photographs for the Journal as well as for volunteer assistance for the Society and the Archives.

It Is Time To Renew Your Membership

The membership year is 1 September-31 August. Membership dues are: (1) Lifetime membership $100.00, (2) Sustaining membership $25.00 and (3) Regular membership $10.00.

Ethridge Heritage Days

Saturday, July 1, 2000. Announcement and Agenda.

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