Archive for June, 2003

Walton Bible

by on Saturday, June 28th, 2003

The following is a transciption of an old bible that my grandmother (Lela Agnes Workman, b Cumberland Furnace, 20 Sep 1908) The bible belonged to her mother Elizabeth Frances Walton.

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Richard Dillard Turner Bible

by on Saturday, June 28th, 2003

Family Bible Record of Richard D Turner
and
Sarah Finch Turner

*copied from a transcription of the original bible

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George Turner Bible

by on Saturday, June 28th, 2003

George Turner family bible records.
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Dickson County – 20th Regiment Light Infantry

by on Saturday, June 28th, 2003

William J. Nesbitt, author of The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley discovered a list of “Early Day Militia Officers of Dickson County” among the notes left by Mrs. John Trotwood Moore, wife of the famous former state historian of Tennessee. Most of the men listed were former residents of Yellow Creek, or vicinity.

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Wright, George Henry

by on Sunday, June 15th, 2003

George Henry Wright was born on June 27, 1853. He lived o­n the Wright homeplace for most of his 93 years, dieing o­n Jan. 29,1947. In 1938, he and his wife, Nannie Brooks Hale wrote a biobraphical sketch for the Over Eighty Club which appeared in the Dickson County Herald.
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Wright, George Henry and Nannie Brooks Hale

by on Sunday, June 15th, 2003

Biographical Sketch by George Henry Wright and Nannie Brooks Hale
Dickson County Herald, April 1, 1938 “Over Eighty Club”
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Wright, John Franklin

by on Sunday, June 15th, 2003

John Franklin Wright was born in Robertson County, TN, and moved to Yellow Creek as a young man. He married Virginia Coleman, who came to Tennessee from Virginia as a child. A Confederate soldier during the Civil War, John F. Wright escaped capture after Fort Donelson was taken by Federal Troops.1

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Biographical Sketch by George Henry Wright and Nannie Brooks Hale

by on Sunday, June 15th, 2003

“…… We are both eighty and over. I was born o­n Yellow Creek where I am now living and every night I sleep in the very room where I was born. My father, John Franklin Wright, was a Robertson Countian by birth, and my mother, whose maiden name was Virginia Coleman, came to Tennessee when she was but a child. My birthdate was June 27, 1853, and I was o­ne of seven children, five boys and two girls.”
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Sarah Jane Gossett

by on Saturday, June 14th, 2003

Following is a short story written by my gg-grandmother, Sarah Jane Gossett. Published in the Dickson County Herald – 30 June 1939

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Nancy Dona Harrell

by on Saturday, June 14th, 2003

From 1937 until 1939, the Dickson County Herald sponsored an “Over-Eighty Club” where senior citizens wrote to the paper about their activities and their memories. Several of my relatives were members. The letter that follows was written by Dona Harrell Southerland:

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