Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 12 No. 4 Summer 2009

Table of Contents


Society Goals & Publication Policies

From the Editor

It is time to renew your membership. Our book The Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee is still available. Order from Lawrence County Heritage, P. O. Box 588, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464-0588. Please help us by submitting stories about your family to the journal.

The Price Clan by Bruce Price

The author tells the story of James Harrison Price and Sada Catherine Finchum originally of Cocke County, TN. He includes other family members who also moved to Lawrence County .

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part II, Third Civil District (continued from Spring 2009) by Wallace Palmore.

Surnames included are: Harlan, Hagan, Hall, Boston, Hannah, Hilhouse, Hood, Hendrix, Harrison Harris, Harding, Hammonds, Hughes, Hasth, Hoff, Comer, Hatler, Neimes, James, Jordan, Jackson, Jones, Kelton, Littrell, Laseson, Legg, Laurence, Lawrence, Miller, Mathews, Misenhamer, Messmer, McMasters, Martin, McNeese, McNutt, Madry, Miller, Norwood, Newton, Nicholson, Norwood, Nolly, Owen, Oliver, Pigg, Powell, Pace, Perviance, Polk, Parker, Quinby, Rohner, Roper, Rhodes, Ridgeway, Roberson, Rosson.

(To be Continued in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal)

Lawrence County Birth Records 1908 – 1912 – Part III Transcribed by Donna Niedergeses Davis, 2004. (continued from Spring 2009)

Birth records transcribed from the original book of births and deaths in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Surnames are: Newton, Gibbs, Bailey, Chambers, Adkins, Porter, Lacroix, Crook, Howard, Webb, Mabry, Newton, Coleman, Cox, Craig, Rigsby, Legg, Coley, Smith, Belew, Campfield, Clifton, Kilburn, Spears, McDougal, Hollice, Hunt, Ronald, Crews, Price, Durham, Osburn, Rochel, Ray, Lopp, Moore, Tice, Robertson, Burley, Prince, Carden, Span, McGee, Williams, Clayton, Bradly, Adams, Bryant, Wisdom, Kelley, Brown, Anderson, Anthony, Warren, Shelton, Ogle, Preston, Staggs, Gobble, Featherstone.

(To be continued in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal)

Mystery Families and Photographs

Three unidentified photos are published: a woman playing with limberjack dolls, a family portrait and one of three children.

The Emancipation of Jim and Fanny – Part I by Susan Beeler Anderson

The story of two slaves owned by Daniel Beeler of Lawrence County. The author uses the history and records of Tennessee and Lawrence County to research how they were emancipated.

(To be continued in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal)

African-American Bondage 1820 – 1863 in Lawrence County, TN – Part II Compiled by Lawrence Niedergeses

A continuation of the compilation of slave names and owners extracted from various sources in Lawrence County. Copies of the original document the name appears on can be purchased from the Archives.

(To be continued in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal)

The County Poor Farm – Part IX (continued from Spring 2009) compiled by Kathy Niedergeses and Donna Niedergeses Davis.

Surnames of paupers: (see journal for complete name, term of court, care taker/action/amt., page number): Burlison, Laws, Robinson, Bassham, Williams, Futrell, Gabel Pierce, Cothran, Bouie, Urban, Riggs, Green, Flippo, Clay, Clayton, Schnider, Davis, Whitman, Glenn, Shook, Bailey, Lucas, Brown, Rahner, Bausel (Boswell), Cummings, Feutrel, Martin, Linam, Bills, Thomas, Moore, Bassham, Cummins, Bouie, Cothran, Mason, Durbin, Futrel, Cross, Powell, Flat, Cothran, White, Daley, Lunn?, Stewart, Prince, Lincoln, Tays, Daly, Bradley, Smith, Gleen, McLauathan.

(To be continued in the Fall 2009 issue of the Journal)

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Meeting, Saturday, March 27, 2009 by Doyce Shaddix.

After the business meeting, Mr. Dan Watson, writer of the play, The Trial of Sam Davis, presented the history of Sam Davis.

History of Glenrock by Betty Gay Littrell Chaffin

The story of Glenrock near Loretto in Lawrence County, Tennessee is discussed. It includes a list of early settlers, a history of Jackson’s Military Road, cemeteries and churches.

About Our Front Cover – Kraus Brothers researched and compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

This is a history of the Kraus Wagon and Buggy Works in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. It includes a detailed description of the location and the early land lots relating to this business.

The Book Nook reviews by Lila Gobbell

The following books were donated :

The History of the Pettypool Family.

Includes over 220 head of families and a list of 23 practicing physicians over a period of 100 years. Descendents found in Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and other states.

Gray Family Tree by J. Elton Gray.

James Gray and family settled near Centerhill, Alabama on Possum Creed in Lauderdale County, Alabama in the 1820’s. Over 100 pages of descendants of James Gray, photographs, family histories and stories.

The Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee by Lawrence County Heritage Book Committee and County Heritage, Inc., 2008.

Includes early history, communities, churches, cemeteries, military articles, pioneer and modern family stories, 32 photos of older landmarks in the county.