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.
Archive for June, 2003
Family Bible Record of Richard D Turner
Sarah Finch Turner
*copied from a transcription of the original bible
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.
Biographical Sketch by George Henry Wright and Nannie Brooks Hale
Dickson County Herald, April 1, 1938 “Over Eighty Club”
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
“…… 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.”