Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 12 No. 1 Fall 2008

Table of Contents

From the Editor:

This page is used to complete the names index that begins in the back of this issue.

Mystery Picture Identified by Jim Crowder

An update to the middle picture on the Mystery Families and Photographs page in the Summer 2008 issue of the journal. Mr. John H. Holt, Jr. sent a letter identifying the men in the photo. Mr. Holt’s letter includes a history of the Model-T Ford Touring car shown in the photo with a reference to the Democrat Union paper of Oct. 1, 1973.

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part III, Second Civil District (continued from Summer 2008) by Wallace Palmore.

Taxpayers (K – Q) are listed with the number of acres, land value, total property value, poll tax, state tax, county tax, school tax, RR tax and Hwy tax.

(To be continued in the Winter 2008 issue of the Journal)

Minutes to Combined Lawrence County Genealogical Society Board and General Membership Meeting, Saturday June 28, 2008.

Minutes include the following items: storage and insurance for Heritage Book, guest speaker from State Archives in September, Bobby Alford’s presentation about his forebear, Hickman Williams and other Revolutionary War soldiers from this area, time capsule for Centennial Celebration for Lawrence County, and Jim and Nancy Crowder’s compilation of information about LCHS football.

The Heritage of Lawrence County, TN Has Arrived by Kathy Niedergeses.

The book The Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee has arrived for distribution. Contact the Lawrence County Archives regarding pickup.

Article Correction by Jim Crowder.

A correction to the Joel B. Drake Family History, Part I that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of the Journal.

History of Lawrence County Schools: 1817 – 1996 – Part XIII, Conclusion (continued from Summer 2008) by Kathy Niedergeses.

Histories for the following schools are given: Jackson Academy, Lawrence County High School, South Lawrence School.

The County Poor Farm – Part VII (continued from Summer 2008) compiled by Kathy Niedergeses & Donna Niedergeses Davis.

An explanation of how the poor house (later referred to as the county farm) in Lawrence County is found in Volume 7 Issue #1, Fall 2003. The article in this current journal are minutes that include list of paupers, their care takers, action taken and amount of money involved for October 3, 1853 through January 1858. Paupers’ names include: Cook, Bishop, Saterfield, Sharp, Lingo, Ragsdale, Hindsley, Glover, Stanford, Stricklin, Ragsdale, Hindsley, Stricklin, Mills, Seaton, Parkes, Adersen, Morgan, Kite, Lucas, Morgan, Neilly, Bruce. The lists include the names of caretakers: Hawthorn, Brown, Bishop, Norman, Stanford, Estes, Martin, Barlo, Brown, Hendsley, Wisdom, Sellers, Barnes, Voss, Lavender Hamilton, Pennington, Kernes. Death dates can be determined by noting payments for coffin, burial or burial goods.

New Contact Information for Law. Co. Archives & LCGS / Kathy Niedergeses.

The Lawrence County Archives has relocated to their new facility at 2588 Highway 43 South, Leoma, TN 38468. New phone number is 931-852-4091. Email will remain the same, and web page address .

Mystery Families and Photographs

Information is requested for three photographs. The first is a photo of a cabin in the woods (the back of the photo is inscribed "Henry" and "Black and White Photography"). The second photo is a couple in a horse drawn wagon. The third is a photo of a church that shows a grave marker inscribed: James T. Smith, Born May 25____ Died June 13, 188_.

Contact Kathy at the Lawrence County Archives to offer help in identifying these photos.

Updated List of Members and Families Researched – Part III (continued from Summer 2008) by Jim Crowder and Kathy Niedergeses.

See the issue for a list of members, their addresses and family names they are researching. (To be continued in the Winter 2008 issue of the Journal).

Joel B. Drake Family History – Part II (continued from Summer 2008) by Barbara Welch Stevenson.

This family history of Joel B. Drake continues with a biography of Isaac N. Black, Jr. that includes information taken from his Civil War record. The author follows the marriages of Joel B. Drake and his descendents. Includes photos.

(To be continued in Winter 2008 issue of the Journal)

Contributed by Susan Beeler Anderson

Last updated February 13, 2009