Lawrence County Heritage


The Journal of the Lawrence County

(Tennessee) Genealogical Society


Vol. 21   No. 4   Summer 2018

Table of Contents


Compiled by Kathy Niedergeses


From The Editor


Wallace Palmore is starting a new series abstracting Deed Book I which covers the time period March 1846-December 1849. A reminder that it is time to renew your LCGS membership. Back issues of the journals are being sold at reduced cost.


John and Sarah Clark Johnston - Part II (continued from Spring 2018) by Wallace Palmore


The author picks up with the Samuel Carter Johnston Jr. family and the family of George Washington Timmons and Amanda Josephine Berry Johnston.


One Big Smoky Mountain Family by Bruce Price


Bruce has two photographs of school children from the Revilo area with names of people who originally came from the Smokey Mountain counties of Cocke and Sevier in Tennessee. Some of the names were Price, Messer, McGaha, Baxter, Ramsey, Schultz, Lindsey, Brown, and Barnes.


A Spotlight On Communities “Iron City, Tennessee - A City Built Of Iron” (continued from Spring 2018 Issue) Researched and Compiled by Kathy Niedergeses


With the opening of the mines some of the earliest businesses were Lendrum & Finch, Bryan & Echold, R. F. Porch Lumber Manufacturing Co., Atybaugh & Berry Foundry and Shingle Mill, Forsythe Brothers Lumber Co., Dodson & Son Rock Quarry, W.R.J. Hardwick Grocery House, W.W. Reynolds Saloon, and J.T. Crews Saloon.


Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Board Meeting, Saturday, March 17, 2018 by Doyce Shaddix


The meeting was called to order by Lila Gobbell. The minutes were read and accepted. The treasurer's report was read and accepted. There was no old business. New Business: A correction as to the location of the quarterly meeting for December which will be held at the First Methodist Church on Waterloo Street instead of the Library. Motion to adjourn and passed.


Minutes to Lawrence County Genealogical Society Meeting, Saturday, March 17, 2018 by Doyce Shaddix


The meeting was called to order by President Wallace Palmore. The minutes were read and accepted. The treasurer's report was read and accepted. Old Business: 74 copies of the Pictorial History Book are left. New Business: Kathy Niedergeses made an urgent request for anyone to write and submit articles for the journal and Wallace Palmore stated he is abstracting Deed Book I now that he is through with the 1890 tax list.


Only a Dog - But a True and Loyal Pal Submitted by Kathy Niedergeses


An article published in the Democrat-Union, written by Charlie Crawford, about a devoted spotted terrier who mourns the lose his master when he realizes his master, crippled Joe Parkes, who passed away one night in his sleep, will never come down the steps again.


Lawrence County, TN Deed Book I (March 1846 to December 1849) - Part I Abstracted by Wallace Palmore


The following information will be given: the page numbers in the deed book, the date the deed was written, Grantor to Grantee, purchase price, number of acres, brief description of property and witnesses to the transaction: Hughes, Bentley Dancey, Marcum, Davis, Davenport, Kirksey, Hill, Powell, Bumpass, McDonald, Elmo, Alford, Henderson, Siminton, Williams, Richardson, Mathews, Edmiston, Vandiver, Carrell, Stribling, Whittington, Chaffin, Bowdry, Stephenson, Parish, Busby, Beeler, Christian, Lucas, Green, West, Brashears, Rodgers, Basham, Riddle, Burkett, Irvine, Nelson, Hail, Hamner, Hall, Evans, Arington, Martin, Lopp, Buchanan, Rowles, Roundtree, Fondron, Austin, Rhodes, Kerr, Angel, Stuart, McAnally, Cahal, McKnight, Harrison, McLendon, Franks, Morrow, Iron, Dobbins, Appleton, Alexander, Allen, Hannah, Yoakley, Striblin, Goff, Pickard, Kirk, Gibson, Milligan, Rose, Lanier, Bivens, Tarkinton, Goats, Hicks, Reader, McDugal, Taylor, McLaren, Wester, Tinnon, McKeon, Haynes, Castaphin, Kosure, Criswold, Turner, Parks, McCalester, Abernathy, Harris, Ethrage, Shackleford, Melton, Welch, Thornton, , Fondren, Brown, Ware, Grewald, Maxey, Holland, Whitly, McCalister, Richards, Buckner, Pennington, Ford, Graves, Brooks, Curry, McBride, Moody, Oliver, Todd, Estes, Lindsey, Hardin, Lacroix, Cates, James, and Jackson. (To be continued in the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal.)


The Remke Family (continued from the Spring 2018 issue of the Journal) by Kathy Niedergeses


This issue starts with the children of Andrew and Alma Remke; the children of John Francis and Magdalena Boulie Remke; the children of Anthony Remke and his two wives, Margaret Crauser and Victoria Crauser a sister of Margaret; Louis Remke; Martha Remke; and Adam Robert Remke.


Do You Remember by Kathy Niedergeses


An article in the Democrat-Union dated May 2, 1947 states that a new modern drive-in restaurant located four blocks east of town named the Merry-Go-Round is now open.


The Fire Fiend - Part XXI (continued from Spring 2018) Researched and compiled by Kathy and Lawrence Niedergeses


This is the 21st installment in a series that began in Vol 16 #4, Summer 2013, regarding fires, fire fighting equipment and firemen of Lawrence County. 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: Hayes, Richardson, Feldhouse, Davidson, Coleman, Courtwright, Akers, Harbison, Walker, Pollock, Veits, Coats, Hulsey, Robertson, Ingram, Golden, Comer, Jennings, Hyatt, Sidowey, Craig, and Gunselman. (To be continued in the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal.)


Mystery Families and Photographs


Four pictures make up this collection: 1) A picture of a Smokey Mountain family, possibly of a Shults family; 2) Two men and two women in suits and ties; 3) A sweet baby; 4) A picture of a house thought to be in the Appleton area.


Odds And Ends Submitted by Kathy Niedergeses


Two articles from the Lawrence Democrat dated June 29, 1894: 1) Tells about the many beautiful homes that have been erected and more are still being built. 2) Talks about the Mexican War Monument erected for such a great cause, and how it is a shame and disgrace that the monument is being allowed to crumble and fall to the ground because of neglect. Three articles from the Lawrence Democrat dated April 26, 1895: 1) At an early date, two offices on the first floor of the courthouse not being used will be taken out and a County Court fitted in. 2) A plea for people to donate money to place a fence around the City Cemetery. 3) A colony of poor people from the tenement districts of large cities in Indiana is being formed by Thurman I. Stewart and that M. M. Finney, a real estate man from this area, proposes to sell them 1,500 acres at cost.

Over-80-Club Letters Submitted by Kathy Niedergeses

Letters written by local citizens to gain entrance into the Over-80-Club and originally published in the Democrat-Union are reprinted and include J. B. Mashburn. (Published April 29, 1971)


Yesterday Ads by Kathy Niedergeses


These ads feature L. F. Gunn photographer, Hopwood the Jeweler, and H. B. Brink & Co. (who had dozens of great ads)


Migrations To And From Lawrence County, TN During The 1870s Through Early 1900s - Part XXXI (continued from the Spring 2018 issue) Researched and Compiled by Kathy and 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: Frost, Thomas, Adkinson, Bentley, Harvey, Ragsdale, King, Stone, Smith, Lumpkins, Meredith, Neelley, Gilmore, Garrett, Green, Rogers, Nixon, McKey, Rose, Parker, Broyles, McKeand, LeFan, Gilbreth, Hancock, Miller, Parkes, Belew, Carrell, Simms, Buchanan, Evans, Woodside, Hancock, Cason, Rucker, Rogers, McClure, Spence, Alford, Taylor, Hollis, Lockhart, Hughes, Wooten, Sowell, Richardson, Harmon, Sheppard, Yarbrough, Watkins, Ewin, Richter, Bowers, Lockert, Schade, Harmon, Jones, and Comer. (To be continued in the Fall 2018 issue of the Journal.)