The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 5, No. 1 Fall 2001

Table of Contents


From the Editor

The editor urges you to share your family stories, pictures and charts with fellow researchers and to send in queries that you would like to have published. The Archives/Society welcomes donations of publications concerning Lawrence County, TN and its families.

Old Bible Records of Lawrence County Families - Part I, by Donna Ramsey and Kathy Niedergeses

These copies of Bible records donated by researchers to the Archives include the following family groups: Chaffin/Gresham and Chambers/Vaughan/Young

LODWICK, Goodrich & Julius Alford: Great, Great Grandsons of Richard Alford, by Bobby Alford

This family traces its immigrant ancestor to Richard Alford, one of the settlers of Jamestown, Virginia. The author discusses the three great grandsons, their emigration from Virginia to North Carolina about 1740, their contribution to the early history of that state and participation in the War for Independence. An effort is made to sort out the descendants of these three through existing wills and census records. The Alford family moved to Lawrence County, Tennessee, between 1816 and 1818.

Dr. William F. Kellogg’s Medical Journal, compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

A photocopy and typed copy of this document, housed in the Archives and covering the years 1899 through 1939, is reproduced here in part and will be continued in subsequent issues. The chronological list records the names of children and their parent(s) born during this period with Dr. Kellogg in attendance. The original journal is in the possession of Dr. Kellogg’s granddaughter, Nina Kellogg Larsen. An index is found at the end of the typed copy.

Mystery Families and Photographs

Two pictures are reproduced for possible identification. The top picture is inscribed on the back: “MA’s Uncle Around 1860 ? Tax Collector” “Ma was dau of William Daniel Clayton and Nancy Emma Brewer (Permelia Ada Clayton).” Along the side of the picture is printed in hand “Greenville, TX”.

The bottom picture is of a group of some 40 men, women and children and is inscribed on the back: “The big city of Union Chapel, Lawrenceburg, TN” and signed by: P.T. Adkins.

About Our Front Cover, by Jim Crowder

The front cover shows a rendition of the 1925 Civil District Map of Lawrence County, Tennessee. An examination of these 15 Districts may help you in your research. A larger copy of the map is housed in the Archives.

The Book Nook, reviews by Kathy Niedergeses

The New and Improved Census Cocke County, TN 1870, compiled by Bruce D. Price, c1997

The New and Improved Census Cocke County, TN 1880, compiled by Bruce D. Price, c 1997

The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee, 33,000 Long-Lost Records, by Charles A. Sherrill, 2001

Volunteer Soldiers In The Cherokee War 1836-1839, by Mountain Press, c1995

1890 Civil War Veterans Census of Tennessee, by Byron & Barbara Sistler, 1978

Tennesseans In The War of 1812, by Byron Sistler & Associates, c1992

The Families of Renny Belue of Union Co., SC, compiled by Tom Belew, 2001

John Henry and Ellen Potter Green, by Brenda Green Wilburn, 2001

New Tent! Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, by Reita Burress

If your ancestor fought for the Union, and you are a direct descendant, you are invited to join. Assistance is available in tracing lineal descent. For more information, contact: Reita Buress, Ethridge, TN (931)-829-2173; email

LCGS Membership Update

The update lists new members and/or changes since the last issue

Lawrence County Court Clerk Wills, January 1829 to October 1847, abstracted by Wallace Pallmore

These abstracts of wills and other estate records continue from Vol. 4 of the Heritage. In this issue are “A list of notes and credit accounts on the Estate of D.H. Stockton”, Exhibits A, B and C, and “Last Will and Codicil of Jeremiah Bentley” proven May Term 1841.

The Cox Family of Tennessee, by Ricky Cox

This family history, covering the years 1760 to the 20th century, follows the descendants of Henry Cox, a Quaker of German descent, from PA to NC and then to TN. Reference Sources include copies of birth certificates, census records, deeds, and death certificates.


People are seeking information on the following names: Ivy/Warren; Goessman/Voss/Pennington/Patterson/Metcalfe and Moss/Cross/Curry.

Index Volume 5, Number 1 (Fall, 2001)

All names mentioned in this issue are included in the Index

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