Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 14 No. 2 Winter 2010

Table of Contents

From the Editor:

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

A continuation of the biography of Edward Lindsey, early Lawrence County settler.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Board Meeting, Saturday, September 18, 2010 by Doyce Shaddix

The meeting was called to order by Lila Gobbell. Items discussed related to speakers for future meetings, monetary compensation to Jim Crowder for the journal expenses, and the sale, storage and disposal of past issue of the journals.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Meeting, Saturday, September 18, 2010 by Doyce Shaddix

The meeting was called to order by Wallace Palmore. Minutes and financial reports were given. Sales continue on the unsold volumes of The Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee. The subject was discussed of using articles from this book by reprinting in the Journal. Nominations were taken to elect a board member. Doyce Shaddix was re-elected. James Allen Whitehead spoke on the verification and location of churches in Lawrence County. The speaker for next time will be Bobby Alford, who will speak on the Pace family.

Lawrence County Birth Records 1908-1912 – Part IX – Continued (continued from Fall 2010) Transcribed by Donna Niedergeses Davis, 2004

The birth records were transcribed from the original book of births and deaths in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Information includes names, birthdates, sex, color, where born, father’s name, where father born, occupation, mother’s name, where mother born, physician’s name, date of ??, and page number in book. The following are the surnames of those listed with the additional information: Houser, Johnson, Hood, Alexander, Hill, Davis, Simpson, McLaren, Shelby, Bailey, Smith, Craig, Criss, Crowder, Beasley, Ward, Norton, Irvan, Williams, Inman, Lumpkins, Quinn, Roggers, Vandiver, Tidwell, Robberson, McGee, Rippey, Pennington, Gooch, Houser, McDoughall, Crews, Bailey, Hunt, Heathcoat, Kelly, Tittle, Belew, Brasier, Spears, Spann, Sheffer, Hollis, Wallis, Harris, Lopp, Bumpass, Beeler, Scott, Bryson, Rochell, Rose, Bradley, Martin, Kidd, Crews, Hamilton, Benett, Bruton, Keeton, Austin, Prince, Kilburn, Bills, Mathenie, Murdick. (To be continued in the Spring 2011 issue of the Journal)

Andrew Jackson Mitchell of Lawrence County Tennessee by Thomas Lee

Andrew Jackson Mitchell, born in Orange County, North Carolina, probably came to Lawrence County in the late 1840’s. He was the son of John Mitchell who was the son of Thomas Mitchell (b. 1757) in Randolph Co., North Carolina. This biography covers his life in the military and his capture during the Civil War. The author traces Mitchell’s whereabouts using census records. Mitchell died in 1833 in Terry County, Texas.

Photos of the grave markers for Mitchell and his wife are shown. Also, an excerpt from the Democrat-Union newspaper regarding Mitchell’s 1915 return visit to Lawrenceburg.

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part III – Conclusion, Fifth Civil District (continued from Fall 2010) by Wallace Pallmore.

The following surnames represent those individuals on the tax list. Other information on each person includes acres, land value, total property value, poll tax, county tax, school tax, RR tax and highway tax. Robert, Redding, Rose, Rink, Riggsby, Riley, Reddrick, Robenett, Smith, Springer, Shaw, Stennett, Stafford, Simpson, Timmons, Toppen, Tease, Wilburn, White, Weakfall, Williamson, Womack, Whitworth, Zetler, Ellers.

Mystery Families and Photographs

Three photos needing identification are shown: 1) a mother and her child? 2) mother and child? And 3) friends? Sitting on the running board of a car. Contact the Archives if you can identify.

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part I, Sixth Civil District by Wallace Palmore

Names, acres, land value, poll, state, county, school, RR, and highway taxes are listed with the landowner’s full name. The surnames include: Anderson, Anthony, Boswell, Bailey, Bird, Bryan, Ball, Busby, Curchartt, Bumpass, Bassham, Crews, Cunningham, Clayton, Cannon, Carrell, Carden, Cummins, Collins, Chambers, Clifton, Dood (Dodd), Drake, Deal, Davis, Diamond, Dickson, Flippo, Franklin, Gooch, Graves, Gobbell, Gower, Griffen, Goodman, Gambell, Garrett, Hassell, Houser, Holmer, Haskins, Johnson, Youngblood, Joiner, Simms, Kelso, Kennedy, Kilburn. (To be continued in the Spring 2011 issue of the Journal).

The County Poor Farm – Part XV – Continued by Kathy Niedergeses and Lawrence Niedergeses

This is a continuation of a series of articles on the county farm in Lawrence County. Names were extracted from county court minute books Dec. 1909 through Feb. 1912. Names mentioned are: Wheeler Beasley, Mrs. Lovett, Mrs. Nan Brewer, Mr. Staggs, Jno. W. Springer, J. Chapman, S. H. Massey, John Gabrell (Gabel). A transcription of the 1910 census for the county poor farm is included as well as one newspaper account concerning Robert King. Names of inmate listed in 1910 census: William J. Flowers, manager, Callie Flowers, Walter Flowers, James Flowers, Beulah Flowers, Bettie McClannahan, Shep Basshm, Ervin Whitman, Judy, Martha William, Ed Mihan, Crece Roberson, Mag. (?) Chapman, Francis Thornton, Minnie Chapman, Jim Walker, and Wheeler Beasley  (To be continued in the Spring 2011 issue of the Journal)

Migration To and From Lawrence County, TN During the 1870’s through Early 1900s – Part I – Continued Researched and Compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

Names of individuals who moved to or from Lawrence County were extracted from various newspapers during the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s. Contact the Archives for copies of the actual newspaper from microfilm. John Hildreth, L. Labaw, John B. Lehman, F.L. Simms, R. H. Hagan, James Williams, Jasper Neeley, Wilsie Carothers, J.C. Stewart, Emory Oliver, P. Hudson, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Harding, Mabel Clare Cannon, Sarah Cannon Leamon, Rev. Arthur T. Ramsey, Mary Stevens, M.M. Finney, J.W. Gallien, W. Bauman, John Turman, Jr., Annie L. Pierce, Jennie M. Blythe, J.H. Jaques, W. A. Coop, Herbert Starnes, Marion Richardson, John Boulie, Jr., Dr. Jones, George Jones, Mrs. Polk Comer, C.A. Lanning, Tom Kraus, Henry Rainey, Frank Brink, Ed. Rust, Astor Tripp, John Kollefrath, John Frietch, Lawrence Frietch, Herman Brink, Mrs. Frank Beuerlein, N.M. Glassbrook, Wm. Wigmore, W.J. Neelley, Tobe Roser, P.S. Orth, Mrs. R.G. Bishop, Mrs. Rena Belle Thomas, Mrs. R.B. Williams, George Comer, C.E. Wildes, Capt. W.J. Muse, W.E./C. Shacklett, Mary Jane Pendegzneft, Mary Jane Springer, Anna Hillhouse, Amy Elizabeth Burkett, Amy Elizabeth Springer, John Bunyan Burkett, Verlie and Jennie Gorsuch, Elijah Gorsuch, George Gorsuch, Laura and Bertha LaCroix, Mon Taylor, Polk Comer, Joe Rohling, E.C. McNeal, J.W. Harvey, J.M. Baxter, W.A. Gilmore, Jim Freemon. (To be continued in the Spring 2011 issue of the Journal)

East Tennessee Families Who Migrated to Lawrence County, Tennessee

By Bruce Price

The author offers the names of families who migrated from Cocke County to Lawrence County: Howard Shultz, Roy Benson Lindsey, Chester Almon Price, Sarah McGaha, Calace Maddron, James Vencil Prokesh, Laura and Janie Messer. With each of these, additional biographical information is given.

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If Walls Count Talk… (They Would Tell Us When This House Was Built and By Whom) Researched and Compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

This article details the history of the home, built by the Brewer family, pictured on the cover of the Journal. Information on the history of the development of land by the Lawrenceburg Land Company is given in relationship to the possible origin of this home. Deeds and tax records trace the various families who owned this home located at 240 Jackson St. on the southeast corner of Jackson Avenue and East Taylor Street in Lawrenceburg.

Contributed by Susan Beeler Anderson

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