This week’s tip takes a look at Alford Sharp’s cemetery/burial records. In 1933, the TVA was given the task to build Norris Dam (and lake) in what is now Anderson/Union County. In order to do so, TVA had to move not only families who were living in the area, but also the graves of their… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: TVA Records
This week I am writing about Alford Sharp, who was a member of one of the first families of Tennessee. The Sharps lived in Loy’s Crossroads in Union County, TN. This area was flooded by TVA and is now at the bottom of Norris Lake. Big Ridge State Park is the closest one can get… Continue reading Alford Sharp: Tennessee’s First Family
Yes, I know it’s Wednesday and I’m just now posting “Tuesday’s Tip”. You can blame the NHL playoffs for that! Haha 🙂 Anyways…this week I have been showcasing Thompson Baker. You have already read about his time in Union army during the Civil War. That brings us to today’s tip! Always look…and read…the pension… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: What Are You Fighting For?
This week’s “Sunday Spotlight” is George Thompson Baker, the son of Brice Baker and Mary Arthur. Thompson Baker was born in 1809 in Knox County, Kentucky and was the youngest of seven children. Thompson married Nancy Henderson on October 31, 1829 at her father’s (John Henderson) home in Knox County. Thompson and Nancy would have… Continue reading George Thompson Baker: Age Doesn’t Matter
For today’s “Throwback Thursday”, I am sharing some of the documents found when Eve Weidner attempted to get her husband’s (John Miller) Revolutionary War pension. If you notice in the first document, it states that Eve is 100 years and 6 months old. It seems that Eve was a go-getter late in life. The second… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Show Me the Money
This week’s tip is to not get hung up on spelling. As you’ll see when you research census records, ship manifests, and even court documents, everyone had their own way of spelling names. Take this week’s spotlight ancestor, Eve Weidner, for instance. As I have done research on Eve, I have seen both her first… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tips: Spelling Doesn’t Count
The first “Spotlight Sunday” belongs to Eve Weidner. She was an adventurous woman who seemed not to be afraid of anything. Eve (or Eva) Weidner was born to Ludwig (Lewis) Weidner and Barbary Boyer on January 31st, 1751 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. While little is known about her mother, Ludwig was of German descent… Continue reading Eve Weidner: Revolutionary Woman