Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 16, No. 4 Summer 2013

Table of Contents

Compiled by Susan Beeler Anderson

From the Editor:

It is time to renew your membership by sending $15 to Lawrence County Genealogical Society, 2588 Highway 43 South, Leoma, TN 38468-5075. You can still order The Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee at the Society website; David Crockett, The Public Man and Legislator; and apply for the First Families of Lawrence County, Tennessee. Please consider submitting your family stories for publication in this journal. Contact Jim

The December society meeting has been changed to the second Saturday in December.

Correction to the Spanish-American War article in the March issue. Lila Gobbell compiled the article.

Mystery Families and Photographs

Photos from the Lawrence County Archives that need identification are: 1) a photo of a young woman from Biddle & Moulden located in Knoxville, TN; 2) a photo of a young man taken by C. O. Broyles in Lawrenceburg, TN; 3 & 4) two photos from the Dye/Hill/Mattox collection: a young man in a suit and a woman with a calf.

Lawrence County Birth Records 1902-1912 – Part XIX (continued from Spring 2012) Transcribed by Donna Niedergeses Davis, 2004

The following surnames are found in the original book of births and deaths in Lawrence County, Tennessee, 1908-1912 by Donna Niedergeses. Information includes: last name, first name, date of birth, sex, color, where born, physician’s name, date of ??, and page number in book. Surnames: Russ, McGee, Moore, Gray, Downing, Kimbrell, Miller, Berryhill, York, Waters, Smith, Skilin, Shelton, Dobbins, Wiseman, Matheney, Whitehead, Darnell, Daily, Holt, Franklin, Prince, Perry, Bird, Welch, Barnett, Sandy, Rigsby, Rooden, Johnson, Dixon, Helson, Perry, Huse, Merryman, Hynes, Moerand, Bumpas, Welch, Riley, Reocus, Kinnard, Kelly, Green, Kimbrel, Jones, Blair, McMackin, Simpson, Howell, Gabrel, Crawford, Welch, Sims, Wilburn, Moore, Dixon, Defoe, Franklin, Tays, Hardin, Hensley, Owens, Powers, Bryan, Cash, Rhodes, Willis, Obryan, Swinea, Howard, Andrews. (To be continued in the Fall 2014 issue of the Journal.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Board Meeting, Saturday March 16, 2013

The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Lila Gobbell. A financial report was read; old business included a report regarding mailing the journal from Leoma. Because of the expenses involved the mailings will not be made from Leoma. Details were obtained regarding the proper bundling of the mail to meet the post office requirements.

New business included a discussion on selling the remaining copies of David Crockett, The Public Man and Legislator: An Account of His Life While a Resident of Lawrence County 1817-1822 by Gert Peterson. A motion was approved to reduce the price from $15 to $10. Other motions were approved regarding the selling of excess past journals.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Meeting, Saturday, March 16, 2013

The meeting was called to order by President Wallace Palmore. The minutes of the December meeting were approved. The financial report was read and approved. Old business included reporting the board had decided to continue mailing the journal from Lawrenceburg. New business included a discussion regarding the date of the fourth quarter meeting. A motion was approved to have the meeting on the second Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Jim Crowder reported on the current sales status of the Heritage of Lawrence County, Tennessee books. There are 36 available copies. The meeting was adjourned after recognizing Mrs. Hazel Myhan for her article in the Spring Journal. The speaker for the day was Robert Lonnie Adair, Jr. whose presentation related to his Adair family.

Migrations To And From Lawrence County, TN During The 1870s Through Early 1900s – Part XI (continued from Spring 2013) Researched and Compiled by Kathy & Lawrence Niedergeses

This information was found in newspapers from the1890s and early 1900. It includes names mentioned as migrating to or from Lawrence County, visitors, names registered in hotels, former residents subscribing to local newspapers. Copies of the actual newspaper pages are available from microfilm from the Archives. Please contact the Archives if you have migration information about your Lawrence County ancestors. Surnames: Harvey, Craig, Burgess, Simms, Mills, Cocke, Parks, Parkes, Gilmore, Rasberry, Nixon, Bancum, Spencer, Mansfield, Bray, Morriss, Jones, Armstrong, Leach, Rawles, Memater, Lynch, Matthews, Harris, Weed, Harmon, Wallace, Bentley, Allensworthe, Parker, McLean, Morris, Foster, Rogers, Thomas, Allen, Swadley, Dawson, Schnebley, Simonton, McClain, Richardson, Russell, Doney, Craig, Harvey, Farris, Carothers, Milburn, Peiter, Neal, Allington, Mester. (To be continued in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal)

Mr. Walter Hooker (1893-1984) by Peggy Alsup Barger and Glendora Staggs Leigh

Biographical information is given for Mr. Hooker who was born in Graves County, KY and died in Lawrence County, TN.

The authors were students of Mr. Hooker when he taught at Lawrence County High School. It is their hope that former students of Mr. Hooker and other teachers will submit their pictures, stories and other documentation about these teachers. A list of the 1958-1962 faculty is included. Complete names are given for the following surnames: Alsup, Beard, Beckman, Buckner, Couch, Dean, Epperson, Ezell, Freeman, Gambill, Gibbs, Green, Hamlett, Helton, Hendrix, Holt, Hooker, Hottel, James, Johnson, Knott, Little, Lunn, McAfee, McCrory, McNatt, Messer, Newman, Newton, Odeneal, Rayfield, Shelton, Springer, Staggs, Stephens, Willis, Wright.

Mt. Ararat Cemetery – Part II (continued from Spring 2013) submitted by Lawrence Niedergeses

A history of this cemetery, its location and connection to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church / Richland Presbytery, is offered with references to previous transcriptions. An alphabetical list of complete names include dates from markers. The following surnames are in this list which provides more information: Hannah, Haynes, Henderson, Hicks, Horne, Hudson, Johnson, Kennedy, King, Kinslow, Kitchens, Knutsch, Lewis, Locke, Lyles, Martin, Matkin, McArtor, McCloud, McDougal, McLean, McRory, Meek, Mills, Mobbs, Moore, Murrell, Newson, Nowlin, Odell, Odneal, Osborn, Pollock, Pullin, Quarles, Reddick, Richardson, Rippy. (To be continued in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal)

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part VII – Conclusion

Eighth Civil District (continued from Spring 2013) Wallace Palmore

The following surnames are listed as well as the acres, land value, total property value, poll tax, state tax, county tax, school tax, RR tax and Hwy Tax: Schnaidt, Schneider, Saladine, Selle, Sherman, Simms, Smith, Sykes, Park, Schwice, Springer, Shannon, Smith, Sanders, Scott, Shoal Mill Mf. Co., Stewart, Severson, Scott, Simms, Schmidt, Tucker, Thompson, Tease, Thomas, Thornton, Trentman, Thomie, Tipton, Tobin, Turner, Tripp, Tinsley, Tarpley, Vanlier, Vedder, Worstman, Wells, Walker, Waltz, Welch, Weigland, Woltz, Widmer, Wakerman, Wilson, Wood, Zubert. (Editor’s Note: This completes the Lawrence County, TN Tax List for the Eighth Civil District. Wallace will begin the Ninth Civil District in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal.)

"A Yank in Tennessee" by LaShawn Baxter

This is the story of Anna Hoffman Burns, an Indian native, who settled in Lawrenceburg in 1914. She was a chiropractor who was also a community leader, mason, beekeeper, farmer and promoter of products grown in Lawrence County. She shared her interests in reading, sewing, painting, music and theater with many individuals and clubs during her lifetime. She told her own story in her book called "A Yank in Tennessee."

About Our Front Cover, H. B. Brink & Company Researched and Compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

This article tells the history of one of the oldest businesses in Lawrenceburg still in existence and located on the same lot at 134 Depot Street. It was founded by Henry B. Brink who moved to Lawrence County as part of a German migration with the Cincinnati German Catholic Homestead Association in 1876. Details are given regarding the evolution of the business, family history, and the additions and changes made to the buildings. Deed and tax records were consulted as well as newspapers and pertinent interviews. The cover photo shows the façades of the buildings. A photo taken in 1907 is included which shows the company’s entry in the Fourth of July parade. Four Brink & Co. advertisements found in the Lawrence Democrat newspaper are also included. A current photo of the business front and a 2012 newspaper advertisement are also included.

The Fire Fiend Researched and compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

This is the first article of a new series that will include information on fires, fire fighting equipment and the men who have protected Lawrenceburg since early times. Sources include local newspapers, minutes of the City of Lawrenceburg, various community histories, Our Hometown: Lawrenceburg, TN, etc. and are given with each entry. The author asks the readers to submit any information regarding fires not listed to the Lawrence County Archives. See the article for details on the location, date, etc. of each fire listed. The following locations and associated surnames mentioned in the article: Glenn Cotton Factory, Parkes Factory, Rossboro Factory and Mills (Tarkington, Richen, Moffitt, Parks, Goff, Ballentine), Wayland Springs Cabin & Hotel, Jail (Edmiston), Fall River Grist Mill and Woolen Mill (Garner, Phillips, Hagan, Guthrie, Dobbins), House belonging to Hardy Clayton (McGee), Collis House (Stewart, Sims, Ross, Bentley, Parkes), House of Joseph Gibbs, Meigs residence, R. W. West Shop, House of Taylor Rice, Sanchutte mill in Loreto, Jackson Female Academy (McAnally), A.M.E. Church, Home of James Pennington, Home of N. H. Hollis, Clay Cotton Factory (Porter, Parkes, Lindsey), R.F. Porch & Co., Iron City, The Lawrence House (Mester, Morris, Buchanan)   (To be continued in the Fall 2013 issue of the Journal)

The Family of James Moore Crabb By Mary Ellen Crabb Ledford

James M. Crabb was born to William Perry and Elizabeth Horn Crabb in 1855 in Giles County, TN. This article includes family information on James M. Crabb’s ancestors in Virginia and descendants who lived in Giles County, TN, Lawrence County, TN, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Illinois. Photos included are those of James M. and Mattie Stoval Crabb, Lonnie and Nonnie Crabb, and Lonnie and Lola Bell Green Crabb.

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