Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 14 No. 1 Fall 2010

Table of Contents

From the Editor:

The membership is advised to notify the publisher of any changes of names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and/or changes in families being researched. When the publisher isn’t notified, the journal is sent and cannot forwarded or returned and it costs the publisher an additional amount to send another issue. Some consideration is being made to have the member pay postal charges for additional issues when the publisher has not been notified of changes in advance.

In Memoriam- Priscilla Gail Jackson Jones by Kathy Niedergeses

Priscilla Gail Jackson Jones, age 70 of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010. She was the daughter of John D. and Evelyn Beard Jackson and the wife of Dwain Jones. Survivors include three daughters, two sisters, sic grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mystery Photograph Identified by Kathy Niedergeses

Betty Gay Littrell Chaffin provided identification of a mystery photograph that appeared on page 142 of the June 2010 issue of the Journal. Those identified were Henry Alexander White, Alice Riddell White.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Meeting, Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Doyce Shaddix

The meeting was called to order by Wallace Palmore; minutes were accepted, the financial report was given and as well as a report on the books sales. Approval was given for filing the original articles in the Family File Folders at the Lawrence Co. Archives. New family articles are needed for the Journal. No decision was made regarding the use of articles formerly published in the Heritage book. New board members will be elected at the September 2010 meeting. Annual dues are now due and payable.

A family history was given by brothers, Bob and Andy Augustin. The earliest generation they could prove is their great-great grandparents, Paul Ignatius and Anna Margaret Vondran Augustin.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Board Meeting, Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Doyce Shaddix

The meeting was called to order by Lila Gobbell; minutes were accepted as read; the financial report was given. New business included: Lila’s effort to contact members about the June meeting and a request for suggestions regarding future speakers.

Lawrence County, TN –Part IV- Conclusion (continued from Summer 2010) submitted by Lila Gobbell

The original handwritten records at the Archives have been transcribed and include the 1) names of parents or persons with whom children reside, 2) name of each child with a mark to indicate color and sex; 3) white male or female; 4) whether the child can read; and 5) age. The following surnames are listed: Brown, Fleming, Nash, Augustine, Dooley, Lovell, Hogue, Curtis, Smith, Vine, Comer, Allen, Watson, Pickard, Swiney, Alread, Hand, Ferrell, Walton, Murrell, Williams, Creekmore, Alread, Henson, Barnett, French, Fleming, Abercrembia, Yarbrough, Newton, Washburn, Gray, Truett.

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part II – Fifth Civil District (continued from Summer 2010) by Wallace Palmore

Names include: Hodge, Huff, Harvel, Hunt, Hughes, Inman, Jordan, Kelley, Kennedy, Lumpkins, Linam & Watson, Lacroix, Lawson, Linden, Lucus, Love, Lanier, Ludewig, McClusky, McDow, Mabry, Maxwell, McGee, Mery, Molier, McCarter, Miller, Newton, Nelson, Norton, Osborne Overmier, Oliver, Potts, Potters, Plemmons, Parkes, Purviance, Pigg, Pope, Parman, Quinby. (To be continued in the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal)

Queries compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

Bonnie Malburg of Lackawanna, NY asks for help in a search for the cause of death of Tennessee Mary Anthony married to William Cummings Davis on Dec. 20, 1862 in Lawrence Co., TN.

About Our Front Cover: Cumberland Presbyterian Church by Ellen Crowder Roe and Faye Green

This article is reprinted from the Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee. It covers the history of the church and is supplemented by current day photos of the church’s Prayer Garden and Library. Surnames mentioned in this article are: Brown, Bradshort, Ramsey, Austin, Edmiston, Richards, Troutt, Gunn, Kimbrough, McLean, Crew, Freemon, Adams, Sevier, Parkes, Armstrong, Smotherman, Baxter and Cole.

Lawrence County Birth Records 1908 – 1912 – Part VIII (continued from Summer 2010) Transcribed by Donna Niedergeses Davis, 2004.

The birth records were transcribed from the original book of births and deaths in Lawrence County, Tennessee, 1908-1912. All information contained in each entry is included. The categories include: last name, first name, date of birth, sex, color, where born, father’s name, where father born, occupation, mother’s name, where mother born, physician’s name, date ??, and page number in book. Surnames listed are: Green, Perry, Barnett Tidwell, Paine, Stisher, Roberts, Belew, Styles, Garner, Littrell, Justice, Pace, Harris, Wilburn, Laurence, Thompson, Glass, Johnson, James, Shelton, Crowder, Cox, Farley, Shannon, Gallion, Brown, Hagan, Crabb, Hamm, L???, Mockerson, Freeman, Womack, Criss, Harrison, Hendrix, Norwood, Rogers, Martin, Grisham, Daughtry, Shultz, Lindsey, Price, McGaha, Maddron, Prokesh, Miller, Messer, Alsup, Williamson, Phillips, Thornton, Prince, Smith, White, Rhoads, Scott, Copeland, King, Kelley, Sneed, Lewis, Fine, Bailey, Grindle, Judkins. (To be continued in the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal)

Mystery Families and Photographs

Three photos are displayed: 1) a group of young men sitting in a wagon. They are dressed in suits with ties and are wearing hats 2) an elderly couple standing in front of a tree stump. Both are wearing hats. 3) A group of men and women standing in two lines facing one another. One women and children are holding hoops- perhaps involved in some kind of outdoor game. Please help identify these photos.

The Andrew Jackson Justice Family by Carroll Justice

The family of Andrew Jackson and Martha Lucinda Young Justice migrated to Lawrence County, Tennessee around 1902-03. They came from Dermid, Cullman County, Alabama. They settled along Rabbit Trail Road south of Leoma and Center Point. Their children were: Minnie, William Otto, Willis Elmer, Elizabeth Sarah Ann, Walter, Albert Thomas, Alpha Odel, Vera Lucille, Ted, and Allen E. Ted. The author traces some family members as far as California in the 1920’s.

On the Limits of Liberty – Part I, Edward Lindsey & The Man by Gale Morgan Kane

A detailed history of the Lindsey family with emphasis on Edward Lindsey, born about 1777 in Laurens County, South Carolina and his descendants. Names included: Edmond Lindsey, Edward Lindsey, Abraham Lindsey, Ezekiel Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, Elizabeth Lindsey, John Lindsey, James Kelly, Rebecca Elizabeth Lindsey, Alonzo Lindsey, Edward Newton Lindsey, Solinah Bailey, Daniel A. Lindsey, William Thorndale, Irene Donohoe, Hannah Lindsey, William Elliott Linsy, Alexander Lindsey, Mary Kelly, Starling Lindsey, Mary Asbell, Starling Lindsey/Linsey, Keziah Lindsey, Matilda Lindsey, Daniel Bentley, Daniel Lindsey, Green Lindsey, Isaac Lindsey, Capt. John Lindsey. (To be continued in the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal)

The County Poor Farm – Part XIV (continued from Summer 2010) compiled by Kathy Niedergeses & Donna Niedergeses Davis.

This is a continuation of a series of articles on the county farm in Lawrence County. For background information about the poor farm referred to Vol. 7, Issue #1, Fall 2003. The time period covered in this installment is Nov. 1895 through Jan. 1907. The following surnames are mentioned: Zettler, Neal, Smith, Mabrey, Basham, Whitman, Robinson, Davis, Williams, Derbin, Pierce, Michael, Yokely, Thornton, Durban, Pierce, Bassham, Robertson, Brown, Gabrel, Clifton, Caperton, Williams, Hannah, Bailey, Griffin, Bradley, Jackson, Myham, Parker, Chatman, Hogan, Courtwright, Ferriss, Buchanan. (To be continued in the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal)

McLean Cemeteries Kathy Niedergeses

Directions are given to find McLean Cemetery #1. The listing of names was compiled from WPA records, Lawrence Co. Historical Society listing of names, and a listing by Mrs. Lillie Belle McLean Appleton. Photos of this cemetery and markers can be found from the link off the Lawrence County Archives webpage. Surnames found at this cemetery are: Beeler, Busby, Davidson, Gibson, Gillespie, Guthrie, Lindsey, McLane, and McLean. Directions are given to McLean Cemetery #2. Surnames at this location are McLean, Belew and one small stone with M.F.L. inscribed.

Contributed by Susan Beeler Anderson December 24, 2010

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