Lawrence County Heritage

The Journal of the Lawrence County
(Tennessee) Genealogical Society

Vol. 18 No. 2 Winter 2014

Table of Contents

compiled by Susan Beeler Anderson

From the Editor:

We have seen an increase of interest in the Society based on the number of new members. The benefits of membership are detailed.

Lawrence County, Tennessee 1890 Tax List – Part IV – Conclusion Tenth Civil District (continued from Fall 2014) Wallace Palmore

The names of those taxpayers in the Tenth Civil District of Lawrence County, Tennessee are listed with the following additional information: acres, land value, total property value, poll tax, state tax, county tax, school tax, RR tax, and highway tax: Staggs, Sutton, Taylor, Tripp, Tolbert, Tinsley, Turner, Timmons, Titus, Thornbery, Thornton, Thorn, Turner & Felton, Vickery, Voss, Williamson, Walker, Witmer, Wasson, Williams, West, Wilkerson, White, Wright, Wasson, Wayne Lumber Mfg. Co.., Wenttan.

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

The names of those taxpayers in the Eleventh Civil District of Lawrence County, Tennessee are listed with the following additional information: acres, land value, total property value, poll tax, state tax, county tax, school tax, RR tax, and highway tax: Averett, Austin, Anglemyre, Allen, Alexander, Arwood, Armstrong, Brooks. Bure, Barnhard, Buie, Barles, Brock, Byesley, Boggess, Bruce, Blakeman, Blakesly, Brown, Bryant, Beardsley, Bysley, Baile, Bond, Brand, Blue, Burke, Baxter, Browning, Blue, Beibe. (To be continued in the Spring 2015 issue of the Journal)

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Board Meeting, Saturday, September 20, 2014 Doyce Shaddix, Secretary

The meeting was called to order by Lila Gobbell. The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved. The financial report was read and approved. There was no old business. With the local Bank of America being bought by First Tennessee Bank, the society’s checking account number will change. A motion was made to place articles in the newspapers and website to advertise the society. A motion was made to leave all officers in their respective positions and was approved. The meeting was adjourned.

Schade Family Article Missing

The Schade Family of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee will be continued in the Spring 2015 issue of the journal.

Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Meeting, Saturday, September 20, 2014 Doyce Shaddix, Secretary

The meeting was held in the Old Jail Museum and was called to order by President Wallace Palmore. The Treasurer’s report was given and approved. The minutes of the June meeting were read and approved. Old business was a reminder that membership renewals are due if they are in arrears. New business included: Thirty copies of Heritage of Lawrence County Tennessee and ten copies of David Crocket, the Public Man and Legislator by Gert Peterson remain to be sold. The current membership is 138. A total of 200 is necessary to use bulk rate. The June journal will include a dues reminder. The election of new board members too place and there were no nominations. Denny Miner and Bobby Alford were re-elected. Meeting was adjourned. A presentation by V.P. Denison "Denny" Miner, Jr. included the history of his paternal and maternal ancestry.

Lawrence County Birth Records 1908-1912 – Part XXV, Conclusion (continued from Fall 2014) 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: Mosley, Blue, Pigg, Thurer, Stewart, Hulen, Byrd, Cummings, Tripp, Frison, Hutchison, Hilkert, Woodard, May, Garrett, Owens, Hubble, Dishoughn, Wright, Hodge, Prince, Roberts, Oconnor, Hutson, Howell, Stutts, Robertson, Perry, Davis, Winters, Welch, Herrin, Simms, Brewer, Huse, Green, McDonald, Blair, Smith, Landtroop, Payne, Chaptman, Weaver, Moore, Kelly, Stacy, Kimbrel, Taylor, Hunt, Skillen, Harris, McGee, Crawford, Lemay, Price, Slagle, Franklin, Smithson, Nance, Belew, Howell, Brown, Shook, Hardrick.

Migrations To And From Lawrence County, TN During The 1870s Through Early 1900s – Part XVII (continued from Fall of 2014)

Researched and Compiled by Kathy & Lawrence Niedergeses

This information was found in newspapers from the 1880s, 1890s and early 1900s. 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: Wayman, Stewart, Little, Turner, Tucker, Moore, Wasson, Wolfe, Simms, Bryant, Clark, Dustin, Coate, Brown, Blackman, Statler, Gray, Pugh, Crum, Davis, Richey, McConnel, Seaton, Peters, Tuttle, Frame, Gray, Parker, Allen, Buchanan, Bentley, McLean, Neal, Bond, Scott, Stahl, Cunningham, Blair, Pulliam, Morgan, Parkes, Harrison, Craig, Hughes, Frazier, McClanahan, Greenwalt, Spence, McBath, McLane, Timmons, Ludlow, Lincoln, Cannon. (To be continued in the Spring 2014 issue of the Journal)

The Fire Fiend – Part VII (continued from Fall 2014) Researched and compiled by Kathy Niedergeses

This is the seventh article in a series that includes 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 surnames are mentioned in the article: Cottrell, Murrell School House, Knob Creek School House, Konigm, Sandusky, Tankesley, Wooten, Bishop, Pumpkin Center School, Benford, I.O.O.F. Hall (Ethridge), Kirk store, Fite, Massey, Rose, Held, Brown, Weathers, Abercrombie & Sons, Meier, Bivens, Harvey Mill, Harlan Ice Co., Lawrenceburg Mill Co., Harvey, Shuttle Mill, Barkley, Harris, Crowder, Bilbreth, Shelton, Kuhn, George, Wilcoxson Building, Crown Drug Co., Moore, Burdine, Stockard, Wilcoxson. (To be continued in the Spring 2015 Issue of the Journal)

An Old-Fashioned Family Reunion: In Remembrance of Ted Arnold Kimbrell Written and submitted by Joyce Nelson Hailey

The author tells of story of the Ted Arnold and Doris Laverne Kimbrell family in the context of a family reunion held on July 27, 2014. A detailed accounting of Ted’s life is given in addition to his siblings and children. The article includes a photo of the Ted Kimbrell family.

The Book Nook Books reviewed by Kathy Niedergeses & LaShawn Baxter

The following books are reviewed and are housed at the Lawrence County Archives in Leoma, TN: Important Women in Lawrence County, Tennessee by Bobby Alford; SOIL SURVEY: Lawrence County, Tennessee by the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, 1959; Pruett-Pruitt-Prewitt Family donated by the Imogene Hoover Hagan family (a collection of nineteen books on this family).

Mystery Families and Photographs

Four photographs from the Poag, Cole, Dye, and Beckham collections at the Lawrence County Archives are shown: 1) Three adult women sitting on a couch. One is holding a baby and another is holding a framed photo of a woman. Possibly taken 1940-1960. 2) A photo of what appears to be young women dressed in knickers, men’s shirts and ties. Caption reads: A Nice Quartet, Waynesboro Road. 3) A photo of a young man dressed in a suit with carnations on the lapel. 4) A photo of a young male child posed on the top of a piece of furniture. Possibly a studio portrait. Contact the Archives if you can help identify these photos.

About Our Front Cover: Barbers in Lawrence County – Part I Researched and compiled by Kathy Niedergeses and Lawrence Niedergeses

This interesting story that includes some history of the barber profession covers all the known barbers in Lawrence County found in local sources. Information was collected by personal interviews, newspaper articles, city directories and other sources. Each barber’s history includes where he/she attended barber school, their work history, the location of the barber shops, names of patrons and personal comments by the barbers themselves. Those barbers named in this article include: James Fields, Denver Trapp, Raymond Brown, Karen Thomas, Harold "Huck" McGuire, Rex Appleton, and Janie Fleeman Tipper. Others mentioned were: Alton Adair, Floyd Johnson, Joe and Edith Bailey, Earl Isbell, Peanut Voss, Jim Benefield, Neal Giles, David Long, Buck Jones, D.W. Shelton, Sherry Wright, Clint Brazier, Lewis Long, Pat Stewart, Jimmy Springer, Pete and Mose Belew, Bob and Joe Bailey, Tony Emerson, Pevin Bivins, Rose Martin, Don Benefield, Allen and Neal Voss, Ed Martin, Buddy Huskey, Sam Washburn, Ivy D. Smith, Joe Ricketts, Jim Isbell, Ed Martin, Buddy Huskey, Neal Giles, Rita McCoy, Wayne Slayton, Dianne Cannon, Angela Sandlin. Three photos include the interior of Nick Gunselman’s Barber Shop, Flournoy Cox/City Barber Shop, and old shoeshine stand. (To be continued in the Spring 2014 issue of the Journal)

The Dierolfs: from Germany to Loretto By LaShawn Howell Baxter

This story is about Michael Derolf (Dierolf) who was born in Germany and settled in Lawrence County by 1892. His heritage is based on the work of researcher Karl Heinz Staph. The author used census, military and vital records to document Derolf’s life. His wife was Mary Lamprecht, widow of Clemens Lamprecht. Michael and Mary had two sons- Frank Joseph "Joe" and Peter Joseph "Pete". Additional information includes the names of the grandchildren of Michael and Mary. Four photos include Pete and Daisy Landtroop DeRolf, Mary Reischmann DeRolf, Rose, Leona, Dorothy and Flora DeRolf. A single photo of Dorothy "Aunt Honey", the only surviving daughter of the DeRolf girls.

Yesteryear Insights Taken from County Court Minutes

Details regarding a road in the 11th Civil District of Lawrence County indicate the location of the road to be built and payment to Veitz & Coate Mill. April 1889 Term.

Randolph (Top) Green / Over-Eighty Club Letter Submitted by Kathy Niedergeses

A letter written by Randolph (Top) Green published in the Democrat Union in 1972 tells of his childhood.

Negro Legion Post Organized Here

Information from the Lawrence Democrat-Union newspaper regarding the organization of the American Legion Post for Negro veterans- Roy Smith Post No. 65. Names include: Robert Watts, J.D. Bentley, Will Park, Charles Springer, Horrace Wilkerson, J.T. Christian, Clarence Buchanan, Howard Wallace, D.W. Jones, Dock Smith, Roy Smith.

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