The

Past Finder

Published bimonthly by the White County TN Genealogical-Historical Society

(Quarterly since 2002)

 

Cumulative Table of Contents

(Current events and queries excluded.)




 

Volume I, Number 1 Jan/Feb 1994


HORN BIBLE

Bible of Albert V. Horn. Dates 1789-1970.


INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF JONATHAN SCOTT, DEC'D

Sold 9 Sep 1852.


DAVIS CEMETERY

Big Bottom - Scotts Gulf.




Volume I, Number 2 Feb/Mar 1994


WILL OF WILLIAM C. BUMBALOUGH

Made 10 Aug 1908.


SCOTT CEMETERY

In O'Connor Community, White County, TN.


STERLING SAVAGE LYNCHED

From Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN, 25 Apr 1896.




Volume I, Number 3 May/Jun 1994


CUMBERLAND INSTITUTE

From 1851: directors, tuition, Examination and Exhibition programs, cotillion party invitation.


WHITE COUNTY DURING THE CIVIL WAR

By Jan Fodrocy, 1992.




Volume I, Number 4 Jul/Aug 1994

 

MITCHELL CEMETERY

Lost Creek area, White County, TN.


CIVIL WAR QUESTIONNAIRE: DAVID STACY ENGLAND




Volume I, Number 5 Sep/Oct 1994


ISAAC RANDOLPH FAMILY

Genealogy by Sherrell Buchanan.


OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

Statement made by Emory Pennington, 10 Apr 1867.


LANCE CEMETERY


LAND AND MILLS FOR SALE

Advertised by Thomas H. Fancher, 2 Nov 1859.




Volume I, Number 6 Nov/Dec 1994


THREE GENERATIONS OF (MAJOR) WILLIAM LEWIS SR

1740-1922.




Volume II, Number 1 Jan/Feb 1995


REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS LIVING IN WHITE COUNTY

As of 1 Jun 1840.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD

Alexander and Jane (TAYLOR) IRWIN




Volume II, Number 2 Mar/Apr 1995


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

From Waman Clark about life in Sparta around 1900.


BOOK REVIEWS

Passons Family Connection

The Chisz, A History of the Chisholme/Chism Family

The House of Burgess


ZION CHURCH BOOK

History of the Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


OBITUARY OF SPENCER MITCHELL

Died 20 Mar 1849 in White County.




Volume II, Number 3 May/Jun 1995


6 AUGUST 1839: WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION, PAGE 322

Do no laundry near the bridge.


1 JULY 1839: COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION, WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, PAGE 316

Specifications for furniture and remodeling of the court house.


LETTER FROM JOY ENGLISH


BOOK REVIEW

White County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts, 1820-1834




Volume II, Number 4 Jul/Aug 1995


WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION 1835-1841, 1 FEBRUARY 1841, PAGE

434:

Margarett Rose is committed to the state asylum.


WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION 1835-1841, 3 JUNE 1839, PAGE 309:

No whittling on the court house.




Volume II, Number 5 Sep/Oct 1995


OLD UNION: A WHITE COUNTY PIONEER SCHOOL

From Legends and Stories of White County, Tennessee by Coral Williams, 1930.


BIBLE RECORDS

McCulley family Bible.


INVENTORY OF RECORDS HELD BY COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

Record type and earliest year.


INTERLIBRARY LOANS OF WHITE CO. RECORDS

How to borrow microfilm records from TSLA, with Roll #.


RECORDS IN OTHER COUNTIES

Roll #'s for adjacent counties.


? BOX: SOME CLUES FOR FINDING RECORDS ABOUT WHITE COUNTY ANCESTORS

Why records for White County residents may be found in adjacent counties.




Volume II, Number 6 Nov/Dec 1995


? BOX: IDENTIFYING AND PRESERVING OLD PHOTOS AND DOCUMENTS


HISTORY OF HUTCHINGS COLLEGE


TIP: WIFE REQUIRED TO SIGN DEED IF DOWRY.




Volume III, Number 1 1996


LETTER FROM VIRGINIA McCALL


QUERY FROM LOUISE S. GORDON

Contains genealogical data for ROBBINS, PARISH, FERGUSON, WINNS, MEEK, LLOYD, TALLENT, HICKS, SCARBROUGH.




Volume III, Number 2 1996


PIONEER FAMILIES OF WHITE COUNTY TENNESSEE CERTIFICATION

Rules and application form


IN RESEARCH... AS IN LIFE

Essay by Jane Hembree Crowley




Volume III, Number 3 1996


QUERIES




Volume III, Number 4 1996


WILL OF JAMES ADAIR

Made 12 Jan 1851.


DESCENDANTS OF JESSE LAY

1817-1990.




Volume III, Number 5 1996


DESCENDANTS OF ZACHARIAH LAY

1822-1957


LAY BIBLES

From Ida Lee Gum.




Volume III, Number 6 1996


IN MEMORY OF TOM YATES

Letter to W. L. P. Leight, Adjutant Camp Winnie Davis Company 108 UCV 1 Apr 1912.


HEMBREE TO KEESEE LAND TRANSFER

James J. Hembree to George Keesee, White County, 16 Oct 1819.




Volume IV, Number 1 1997


WILL OF JOHN KNOWLES

20 Oct 1864.


WHITE COUNTY TENNESSEE TO JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS

Dodson family history by Russell Dodson.




Volume IV, Number 2 1997


BETTY TAUSCHER YOUNG 2 SEP 1927 - 28 FEB 1997

Eulogy.


EXERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF E. V. POLLARD SR.

Jan 1861 - Dec 1865.




Volume IV, Number 3 1997


SPARTA FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH NEW FIRE TRUCK

Photo.


WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION 1835-1841, 3 JUNE 1839, PAGE 309

No whittling on the court house.


WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION 1835-1841, 1 JULY 1839, PAGE 313

Jesse Lincoln paid for fixing up the court house.


6 AUGUST 1839: WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE, COURT MINUTES AND COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER SESSION, PAGE 322

Do no laundry near the bridge.


ARCHAIC AND UNUSUAL MEDICAL TERMS

Glossary.


THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF IREDELL STONE

1 Apr 1880.




Volume IV, Number 4 & 5 1997


JOSEPH H. SIMMONS 1829-1910 & SUSAN RAMSEY SIMMONS 1836-1924

Photo


DESCENDANTS OF JOSEPH H. (KNOX) SIMMONS

Genealogy




Volume IV, Number 6 1997


REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS

Living in White County, TN, 1 Jun 1840


LIST OF LETTERS

List of unclaimed letters at Sparta Post Office 31 Dec 1829


COUNTY OF WHITE

In account with Jane Michell, Keeper of the Poor House 1871


A BILL OF SALE

Slave sold by Aaron Scoggin to Washington G. Hargis 28 Dec 1835.


ANDERSON LINEAGE

Transcripts of family Bibles of William and Nancy Robinson Anderson; David Snodgrass; Henry Clay Snodgrass.


OLD RESIDENT LETTER

Memoir of Mrs. Carolina Tucker, Erasmus, TN, from Crossville Chronicle, 26 May 1915.


THE HODENPYLE FAMILY

Historical sketch by James L. Douthat.




Volume V, Number 1 1998


WHITE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

Photo taken 1950's.


BROWN FAMILY

Annotated letters from William M. Brown, Bellvue, TX, 1890-91.

Newspaper article datlined Crowell, TX, 2 May 1938, "Pioneer Crowell Woman Recalls Days of 'Uncivil' Civil War."

Pages from a Brown family Bible.


LETTER FROM REBECCA GIST TO CAPTAIN PHILIP MALLORY ON AUGUST 18, 1829.


BASTARDY SUIT

Elijah England alleged father of child born to Jane England, 3 Apr 1866.




Volume V, Number 2 1998


8th GRADE QUEBECK SCHOOL GRADUATION

Photo ca. 1946.


THE JAMES AND SARAH JANE (JOHNSON) MEEKS STORY

Historical sketch by John Dean Irons.


WILLIAM MATTISON ANDERSON

Historical sketch.


ZACHARIAH ANDERSON

Descendants of Zachariah Anderson 1790-1867.


ROBERTS FAMILY BIBLE

Copy of family record by John Wayne Roberts, from papers of Charles Leonard.


WHITE COUNTY NOTES TAKEN FROM COURT RECORDS

Abstracts of County Court Minutes 1806-1811.


LETTER ADDRESSED TO MRS. LEELA DAVIS

Signed E. G. Sailer, dated 19 Jun 1901. Also genealogical notes for DAVIS, BRYAN, ANDERSON.



                     

Volume V, Number 3 1998


WILLIAM AUSTIN FAMILY BIBLE


JOSHUA BARTLETT WILL

23 Sep 1823.


THE BROYLES FAMILY 1717 - 1979

Historical sketch by Mrs. Rascoe Broyles



                     

Volume V, Number 4 1998


THE BROYLES FAMILY 1717 - 1979

Continued.


HERD - LOWERY - SMITH CEMETERY DEED

From A. C. Smith to A. G. Swack, et. al., 6 Dec 1922.


JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - 1811

Appointments by the Tennessee Legislature.




Volume V, Number 5 1998


THE FLATT FAMILY

Photo, includes Lester.


THE BROYLES FAMILY 1717 - 1979

Continued.


JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - 1811

Continued.


DEAR ANCESTOR

Anonymous poem.


HUMOR IN TENNESSEE JUSTICE

Will of Homer Obel Weiss, Anderson County, TN.


GARDENHIRE BIBLE




Volume V, Number 6 1998


WILL OF THOMAS YEATS (YATES)

2 May 1850.


ROBERTS FAMILY BIBLE

Written by John Wayne Roberts. Includes histories by Emily G. Roberts Sailor and court records.


WILL OF JOHATHAN GIBBINS

Sussex County, DE, 23 Nov 1804.


WILLIAM BOHANNON

Apr 1816, died intestate, Thomas Barnes appointed administrator.


INDENTURE

Land in White County transferred among Bohannons, 4 Apr 1836. Also Bohannon Bible records, list of heirs of Lewis Bohannon from White Co. Minute Book, 6

Jun 1853.




Volume VI, Number 1 Jan-Feb 1999


TOWN LOTS SALE

Buyers of the first building lots in Sparta 1810-1812.


S. H. COLMS WILL

Will of S. H. Colms dated 1 Nov 1870 and documents pertaining to its execution.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Dec 1998 - Jan 1999.


STATE OF TENNESSEE, No. 21254

Grant of land in White County to John Walker, 27 Jan 1824.


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1796-1830

Index of names A - Debrill.




Volume VI, Number 2 Mar-Apr 1999


SALE OF LAND FOR TAXES IN WHITE COUNTY

List of land to be sold for delinquent taxes, May 1870.


THERE WERE GIANTS IN THOSE DAYS

From History of Tennessee by Hale and Merritt. Includes legends of Isaac Thomas and John Sharpe Spencer.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Dec 1998 - Mar 1999.





Volume VI, Number 3 May-Jun 1999


OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

This oath had to be taken before a person could hold office during the Reconstruction period following 1865.


BOHANNON FAMILY REUNION

25 Sep 1999. Announcement.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Mar - May 1999.


GOODSPEEDS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, WHITE COUNTY

Pleasant Austin, G. G. Dibrell


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES SCOTT, decd.

1 Apr 1881.




Volume VI, Number 4 Jul-Aug 1999


ASSESSMENT LISTS OF THE UNITED STATES DIRECT TAX COMMISSION FOR THE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE

White County, 1862. Property tax assessments by name, Districts 1 - 5.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor May - Jul 1999.




Volume VI, Number 5 Sep-Oct 1999


PROPERTY AND TRANSACTIONS IN THE WHITE COUNTY, TN COURTHOUSE

Real estate of John England (1798-1840), contributed by Hillra Qualls.


HEMBREE TO KEESEE LAND TRANSFER

James J. Hembree to George Keesee, White County, 16 Oct 1819.


MELUNGEON DNA

Evidence of geographic origins of Melungeons.


WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF REPORTS ON SOME UNPAID 1813 TAXES

Delinquent landowners.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 1999.




Volume VI, Number 6 Nov-Dec 1999


DESCENDANTS OF BENJAMIN DAVIS (1771-1843)

Outline descendant tree (7 generations) submitted by Mary West Holland.


WILL OF JOHN WATSON, DECd

Probated September 1, 1851 in White County, TN.


A LIST OF SOME WHITE COUNTY, TN VOTERS - 1854

Votes polled in First Civil District.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Sep - Nov 1999.




Volume VII, Number 1 Jan/Feb 2000


PISGAH SCHOOL

Class photo submitted by Jane Hembree Crowley. Identification requested.


AN ABSTRACT OF THE WAR OF 1812 PENSION PAPERS OF LEANNAH KERR, WIDOW OF ALEXANDER KERR, #5117

By Nancy Pfannenstiel.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Nov 1999 - Jan 2000.


DEED, MARY PEARSON TO J. R. TUBB

White County, 7 Oct 1898.


HEMBREE TO KEESEE LAND TRANSFER

James J. Hembree to George Keesee, White County, 16 Oct 1819.


WILL OF JOHN KNOWLES

20 Oct 1864.


MCCOY CEMETERY, WHITE COUNTY, TN

Black Oak Cemetery Road, surveyed 26 Jun 1999.


WILL OF HUGH L. LOWREY

5 Aug 1896.


WILL OF GOODWIN BAKER

18 Nov 1895.




Volume VII, Number 2 Mar/Apr 2000


WILL OF JOHN MARTIN

3 Aug 1883


A DIVORCE AGREEMENT (?)

Thomas and Lucinda Lewis, 31 Mar 1833


WILL OF BURREL SHORT

3 Sep 1846


BIBLE RECORDS

    Sarah Ann Cummings

    William Genn and Emily C. Sims

    Isaac A. Clark

    James Moore

    Spencer Mitchell

    Hugh Gracy

    Pettit Family

    Mitchell & Wallace Families

    Mary Allison Roberts

    Frank Boyd

    Elijah H. Matheny

    Rachel Wheeler Haston

    Whitley & Lewis

    David Whitaker

    Dearing Family


"BAD THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE"

Jan Philpot


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Dec 1999 - Mar 2000.




Volume VII, Number 3 May/Jun 2000


1936 BALL TEAM

On Big Bottom

Photo courtesy Wilsie Dodson


PUBLIC CHAPTER NO. 541

An act to protect cemeteries and to impose penalties for violations.

Approved Apr 24, 1984


FIFTEENTH CENTURY HAPPENINGS

By Gary Peterson, TRI-COR Industries


OBITUARIES

Abstracts from obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Feb - Apr 2000


BIBLE RECORDS

  Jerre Mullican

  Elizabeth Metcalfe

  Taylor Stone

  Capt. Samuel Brown

  The Parker Family


HISTORY OF THE CROOK FAMILY

By Calvin B. Crook


THE EARLY FRANKS OF WHITE COUNTY

By Ralph C. Franks


SUNDAY AFTERNOON ROCKING

Jan on cemeteries.


PHOTOGRAPHS AND U.S. COPYRIGHT

By Steven Dhuey




Volume VII, Number 4 Jul/Aug 2000


ARNOLD

by Gail Margeson

Descendants of Francis and Elizabeth Arnold


WILL OF MAJOR WILLIAM LEWIS, SR.

24 Feb 1812


WILL OF JOSEPH A. PETTIT

5 Jan 1880


WILL OF HUGH L. LOWREY

5 Aug 1896


OBITUARIES

Abstracts from obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Apr - Jul 2000


LEAP FROGGING INTO DEAD-ENDS

by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, C.G.


WARD-CASHDOLLAR CEMETERY

by Ann Verble

Annotated survey




Volume VII, Number 5 Sep/Oct 2000


GEORGE COPE FAMILY

by Betty Cope Fisher

Genealogy with photos, Bible records.


WILLIAM E. CAMP BIBLE RECORD


HICKMAN BIBLE


WILL OF WILLIAM LEWIS, SR.

11 May 1812


JAMES M. HAWKINS, JR.

Biography by Wanda Grant


A FEW LATIN TERMS DEFINED

Genealogical glossary by Martha Stewart Geyer


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2000



                     

Volume VII, Number 6 Nov/Dec 2000


WILL AND INVENTORY OF ELIAS WALLACE

06 Aug 1821


STEPHEN FARLEY, SOLDIER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR


INDENTURE, SAMUEL WEAVER - JACOB CATRON

17 Apr 1809


INDENTURE, SAMUEL WEAVER - JOHN YOKUM

17 Apr 1809


GENERAL GEORGE GIBBS DIBRELL BIBLE


STANTON DIBRELL BIBLE


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Sep - Oct 2000.




Volume VIII, No. 1 Jan-Feb 2001


SOME DESCENDANTS OF JOHN AUSTIN, SR.

Deb Austin-Raichart


HOME TELEPHONE COMPANY OF WHITE COUNTY

Telephone directory for 1915.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Dec 2000 - Jan 2001.




Volume VIII, No. 2 Mar-Apr 2001


FRED LEROY CLARK (1921-2001)

Obituary


MILITARY PENSIONERS IN WHITE COUNTY IN 1840

From the 1840 census. Includes head of family.


SWINDLE/SWINDELL/ZWINGLI

Family history by Christy Fisher and Betty Fisher


A MARRIAGE BOND

Example, Thomas Green & Miss Mary Nash, 1869.


HOME TELEPHONE COMPANY OF WHITE COUNTY

Telephone directory for 1915 (continued).


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Nov 2000 & Jan-Feb 2001.


CENSUS DAY

The “as of” date for each census.




Volume VIII, No. 3 May-June 2001


RICHARDS FAMILY RECORD

Copied June 10, 1961 by Charles Leonard from papers in possession of Gladys Davis of Sparta.


WAR YEARS

List of women in District 8 needing help February, 1863. Transcribed by Missie Colley.


NEW HOLDINGS

70 books recently added to the reference collection.


HOME TELEPHONE COMPANY OF WHITE COUNTY

Telephone directory for 1915 (concluded).


LABE WALLACE INTERVIEW

Labe Wallace (1887-1992), born and raised in White County, was interviewed in 1990 by Christina Hutchings and Nathan Johnson.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Mar - Apr 2001.




Volume VIII, No. 4 July-August 2001


CHILDREN IN DISTRICT 7, 1861

A list of children over six and under 21 years old in Civil District No. 7, White County, TN.


THE DEATH OF BURL MILLER

Legend by Billie Clark


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1914

Part 1: Abston – Eller

Abstracts from death certificates by the late Fred Clark.


SARAH (SALLIE) ANDERSON McBRIDE

Genealogical adventure by Ralph C. Franks.


SLAVE OWNERS 1860 WHITE COUNTY CENSUS


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor May - Jun 2001.


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1796-1830

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 2: Duncan – Kinner


THE KNOWLES FAMILY OF WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

By Christy Fisher


THE WILL OF WILLIAM KNOWLES

Submitted by Christy Fisher


NEW HOLDINGS

Three books recently added to the reference collection.




Volume VIII, No. 5 September-October 2001


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1796-1830

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 3: Lack - Orms


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1914

Part 2: Eller - Phifer

Abstracts from death certificates by the late Fred Clark.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul-Aug 2001.


1820 CENSUS, WHITE COUNTY, TN, FCP SUPPLEMENT

Content of the “Free Colored Persons” columns often overlooked by existing printed transcripts.


WHITE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Annual report and roster for the year 1975-1976.


THE WILL OF ABRAHAM LAYFEVER

Wayne County, KY, October 2, 1807. Contributed by Geraldine Pollard.


NEW HOLDINGS

Two books recently added to the reference collection.


THE CLINCH RIVER TO NASHVILLE ROAD

The first wagon road through White County, constructed in 1785. From Ramsey’s Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century.




Volume VIII, No. 6 November-December 2001


WILLIAM BAIN’S APPLICATION FOR SOLDIER’S PENSION

Part 1 of 2 parts, submitted by Ronald H. James


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1914

Part 3: Phillips - Young

Abstracts from death certificates by the late Fred Clark.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Sep-Oct 2001.


AN INDEX TO CHARLES LEONARD’S ABSTRACTS

Index to articles appearing in UCGA from 1983 to 1989.


NEW HOLDINGS

Two books recently added to the reference collection.


PastFinder BECOMING QUARTERLY

This was the last bimonthly issue.




Volume IX, No. 1 January - March 2002


1840 CENSUS, WHITE COUNTY, TN, FCP SUPPLEMENT

Content of the “Free Colored Persons” columns often overlooked by existing printed transcripts.


HISTORIAN ONLINE

How to contact County Historian Mary West Holland.


LIBRARY CHANGES

Hours of operation and email address of White County Public Library


RECORD OF DEATHS, WHITE COUNTY, TN

Death records kept for the period 29 Apr 1881 - 9 Apr 1882


WILLIAM BAIN’S APPLICATION FOR SOLDIER’S PENSION

Part 2 of 2 parts, submitted by Ronald H. James


WEBB HOTEL

History of the old hotel in Walling, by Darlene Bright with Ann Verble


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Nov-Dec 2001.


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1796-1830

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 4: Paine - York




Volume IX, No. 2 April - June 2002


THE WEBB HOTEL

Photo by Darlene Bright


RECORD OF BIRTHS, WHITE COUNTY, TENN.

Birth records kept for the period 25 Apr 1881 through 27 Sep 1882.


HEREDITY

A genealogy poem by Grandpa Tucker, submitted by Reba Miller


NAMES FROM THE LEDGER OF WILLIAM ROBINSON

Milledgeville, 1836 - 1849, submitted by Ruth Robinson Dietrich


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2002.


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1831 - 1850

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 1: Alexander - Frost


FISHER CEMETERY

Not previously published. An excerpt from the forthcoming cemetery book.




Volume IX, No. 3 July - September 2002


SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR WHO LIVED IN WHITE COUNTY, TN

By Bob B. Goff


BAKER DEATHS 1911 - 1991

Compiled by Lurla (Jones) Hutson (1903 - 1998), submitted by Betty Fisher


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1831 - 1850

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 2: Gill - Lyon


ROBINSON BIBLE

Transcribed from the family Bible of James Dildine and Nancy Paralee (Hayes) Robinson.

Submitted by Ruth Robinson Dietrich


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2002.


THE WILL OF JAMES TUBB

Submitted by Ruth Rhea “Pinkie” (Tubb) Hill


ROBERTS FAMILY CEMETERY

An excerpt from the forthcoming White County cemetery book.


THE COMB GRAVE

An excerpt from the forthcoming White County cemetery book.


HISTORIC COUNTY BOUNDARIES

Maps showing year-by-year changes from 1790 to 1807


GEORGE AILSWORTH

... was in Grayson Co., VA in 1811. Submitted by Mary West Holland.




Volume IX, No. 4 October - December 2002


A WORD ABOUT WHITE COUNTY TENNESSEE

1895 Chamber of Commerce brochure.


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1831 - 1850

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 3: MaBerry - Rose


GRAVES-LEE CEMETERY

With legends by Mrs. Reba Walker


CUMBERLAND INSTITUTE

Legends by Mrs. Reba Walker


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2002.


PROGRESS REPORT: WHITE COUNTY ARCHIVE

Including image of marriage bond for John Knowles to marry Annalice Rasco, secured by John Swindle on 22 December 1846.


HISTORIC COUNTY BOUNDARIES

Maps showing year-by-year changes from 1809 to 1885


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Carthage Gazette and Friend of the People 11 Feb 1809 to 01 Sep 1809.




Volume X, No. 1 January - March 2003


ACTS OF TENNESSEE 1831 - 1850

Abstracts of acts pertaining to White County. Part 4: Settles - (slave) (concluded)


ANALYSIS OF 1820 - 1830 CENSUS, WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

by Ralph C. Franks


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2002.


PROGRESS REPORT: WHITE COUNTY ARCHIVE

Includes hours, phone, etc.


REUBEN DAVIS POWER OF ATTORNEY

Two men from Pasquotank County, NC, both named Reuben Davis, one apparently the nephew of the other. Submitted by Mary West Holland.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1915

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley, Jr. Part 1: Abston - Hutson.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Carthage Gazette and Friend of the People 16 Sep 1809 - 02 Jan 1810

The Carthage Gazette 30 Mar 1810 - 21 Dec 1811

The Sparta Review 16 Apr 1823 - 21 Jul 1824




Volume X, No. 2 April - June 2003


LOST MARRIAGES FOUND

Marriage records found in the White County Archive that are not included in published listings.


IN MEMORIAM: WILSIE MAE (DAVIS) DODSON (1922-2003)


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1915

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley, Jr. Part 2: Jarman - Young


WCGHS COMPUTER SYSTEM

Description of the new system and resources available.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2003.


BIBLE OF SARAH WISDOM

WISDOM CEMETERY #2

Family records and a page from the forthcoming cemetery book




Volume X, No. 3 July - September 2003


RICHARD PENNINGTON, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER BURIED NEAR SPARTA

by J. Neil Beck Truitt


SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR WHO LIVED IN WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

by Bob H. Goff

                     George AILSWORTH

                     John ALLISON, Jr.

                     Elijah ALVERSON

                     Francis ARNOLD


CIVIL WAR SERVICE RECORD OF WILLIAM A. NASH

by William Rex Nash


THE WILL OF CARTER DILLON

Transcribed by Mary West Holland


THE WILL OF JAMES SIMPSON


NATIVE AMERICAN DATABASE

Pointers on using this RootsWeb database, from RootsWeb Review.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2003.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Sparta Review 28 Jul 1824 - 09 Mar 1825




Volume X, No. 4 October - December 2003


AN UNUSUAL GRAVE

The solitary grave of H. Clay Brock (March 3-22, 1914) in downtown DeRossett.

Family of Robert David & Emma (Black) Brock: all the siblings of H. Clay.


LORDS OF THE NIGHT

The Legend of Scott’s Gulf by Kenneth Brogden


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2003.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1916

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley, Jr. Part 1: Akins - Hudson


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Sparta Review 20 Apr 1825 - 28 Dec 1827

The Spartonian and Mountain District Advisor 10 Jan 1829 - 20 Jun 1829




Volume XI, No. 1 January - March 2004


WILLIAM HARGIS STATEMENT

An account of the Revolutionary War service of William Hargis, from his pension applications. Submitted by Marjorie W. Murray


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1916

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley, Jr. Part 2: Jenkins - Young


HERE LIES WHO

Poem by Mary Redding Bonner Hudgens


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2003.


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee.


JUDGE W. T. SMITH

Bio from The Sparta Expositor, Friday, June 20, 1930. Contributed by Ann Verble.


FUEL BIDS

From the same paper.


JOHN WHITE, SENR. DECD. – LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

Made 11 Feb 1843, probated 02 Nov 1846. Submitted by Mary White


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

Submitted by Laurel Baty

Franklin (Williamson County) Tennessee Western Weekly Review, 15 Oct 1841 - 16 Jan 1846




Volume XI, No. 2 April - June 2004


THE CROOK HISTORY

Calvin Brown Crook (1831-1926) submitted by Clela Bain Wingo


HOLY BIBLE OF THE WILLIE JARVIS FAMILY

Contributed by Betty Fisher


MURDER OF PETER ELROD

By Geraldine Elrod Pollard


DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1868-1903

Part 1: Anderson - Lyle


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2004.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Spartonian and Mountain District Advisor 04 Jul 1829 - 18 Jul 1829




Volume XI, No. 3 July - September 2004


CLARK GRAVE STONE

Order for stones for Daniel Clark (1797-1879) & Mourning Clark (1800-1876)


THE LOST GRAVE

Discovery of grave of Emily J. Towles (1857-1906)

By Ralph C. Franks


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee and Bon Air Mountain Cemeteries.


DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1868-1903

Part 2: Madewell - Young


WILLIAM JASON RAMSEY FAMILY

By Omega Cole


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2004.




Volume XI, No. 4 October - December 2004


NOURSE SEMINARY FIVE-YEAR LEASE 1870

Transcribed from a document in the White County Archives


DEED, NOURSE SEMINARY TO DIBRELL NORMAL INSTITUTE

Contributed by Ruth Rhea “Pinkie” Tubb Hill


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1917

Part 1: Anderson - Hutchins

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley


NASH-CASH SLAVE CEMETERY

Primitive cemetery in Key Community discovered since book was published.


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee.


VA BURIALS DATABASE

Description of Internet database of veterans buried in national cemeteries, from RootsWeb Review.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2004.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of Sampson Williams (1762-1841), John Crawford (1756-1818), Henry John Alexander Hill (1774-1825), Thomas K. Harris (? -1816), and Bird Smith (1761-1815) from Tennessee Historical Commission.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Spartonian and Mountain District Advisor 22 Aug 1829 - 19 Sep 1829


DNA TESTING – TEARING DOWN THOSE BRICK WALLS

Contributed article by Adrian Williams




Volume XII, No. 1 January - March 2005


WHO WAS THE FOUNDER OF WHITE CO.?

Old argument persists: is county named for John White, or General James White?

By Charles Leonard

From Horizons ‘92, supplement to The Expositor, Sparta, Tennessee, June 25, 1992.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1917

Part 2: Jarvis - Yates

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee and Bon Air Mountain Cemeteries.


THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF DAVID SNODGRASS, SR.

White County TN Will Book E, pp. 562-564 (transcribed).


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2004.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of Thomas Bounds ( ? -1833), George W. Gibbs ( ? - ? ), Adam R. Huntsman (1786-1849), Isaac Taylor (1781-1851), Elijah Chisholm (or Chisum) (1744-1818), James Chisum (or Chisholm) (1774-1834), Woodson P. White (1783-1839), John W. Simpson (1789-1862), and Samuel Granville Smith (1794-1835) from Tennessee Historical Commission.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS:

The Spartonian and Mountain District Advisor, 26 Sep 1829 – 16 Jan 1830.

Sparta Recorder and Law Journal, 31 Jul 1830.




Volume XII, No. 2 April - June 2005


ICY BLEDSOE AND THE WOLVES AT THE DOOR

An aftermath of Civil War told in Chancery Court loose papers and other sources.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1918

Part 1: Able - Knowles

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2005.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of Samuel Turney (c.1795 - 1862 or 1863), James T. Holman ( ? - ? ), Thomas Smith ( ? - ? ), James Snodgrass (1798 - 1853), Hugh C. Armstrong (1794 - ? ) & Joseph Herd (c.1795 - post 1850) from Tennessee Historical Commission.


IZZAT YOU, PHRONEY?

Cassville students by bus in 1941 photo, submitted by Clela Wingo in hopes of identification.




Volume XII, No. 3 July - September 2005


WILD MAN OF WHITE & VAN BUREN COUNTIES, 1878

Story from Knoxville Daily Tribune submitted by Caleb G. Teffeteller, with added information and illustrated by Diane Elizabeth Colley.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1918

Part 2: Lance - Young

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley


ANTHONY

Poetry by D. L. Stover


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2005.


ERRATA

For The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee and Bon Air Mountain Cemeteries.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of John W. Dearing (abt. 1871 - ? ), John England (1790 - 1864), John Brown Rogers (1799 - 1873), Anthony Dibrell (1788 - 1875) and Jabez Gilead Mitchell (1805 - 1875) from Tennessee Historical Commission.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS:

Sparta Recorder and Law Journal, 24 Sep 1831 - 17 Dec 1831.




Volume XII, No. 4 October - December 2005


A & T POWER COMPANY

Photos of ruin of dam and power plant on Calfkiller River south of Sparta, and substation building on South Main Street, by H. L. Kirby. History by Leila Ann (Sorrell) Verble.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1919

Part 1: Adcock - Kirby

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2005.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of John A. Minnis (1813 - 1886), Anderson S. Rogers (c.1808 - c.1879), Joseph Cummings (c.1801 - ? ), Thomas Snodgrass (1822 - 1898), Erasmus Lee Gardenhire (1815 - 1899), William M. Simpson (c.1832 - ? ), Samuel Parker (c.1827 - ? ), Richard Fielding Cooke (1787 - 1870), William Renshaw (1822 - 1887), and Sidney Smith Stanton (c.1833 - 1864) from Tennessee Historical Commission.




Volume XIII, No. 1 January - March 2006


JIMMIE HOOPER’S MEMOIR

Contributed by Willie Mae “Billie” (Swack) Clark. Jimmie’s youthful memories were inspired by Billie’s scrapbook, Doyle, Tennessee, My Hometown.


EDMOND NASH: WHITE COUNTY UNION SOLDIER, SPARTA RESIDENT

Service record and biographical notes by William Rex Nash.


CLARKTOWN, NOTED RESORT OF LATE ‘80s, NOW RUINS

Reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, August 26, 1948. Includes reprint of article from August 2, 1888. Contributed by Ruth Rhea “Pinkie” (Tubb) Hill.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1919

Part 2: Lafever – Young

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2005.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of Holland H. Denton (1818 - 1896), Wyman Mansfield Russell (1828 - 1907), George Gibbs Dibrell (1822 - 1888), George W. Anderson (c.1812 - ? ), William Bosson (1803 - 1887), Isaac C. Stone (c.1830 - ? ), George P. Hampton (c.1816 - ? ), Daniel Washington Hawes (1814 - 1889); also corrections and amplifications to previously published bios: Woodson Phillips White, Hugh C. Armstrong, Jabez Gilead Mitchell, from Tennessee Historical Commission.


A MESSAGE TO GRANDMA IN GREENTREE, TENNESSEE

Information about the “lost” community of Greentree (now Lost Creek), by Opal Geneva “Susie” (Hale) Hayes




Volume XIII, No. 2 April - June 2006


BURIAL CUSTOMS DIFFERENT TODAY

Reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, October 24, 1994.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1920

Part 1: Adcock – Harrison

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2006.


NEW ARK, TENNESSEE

Information about the “lost” community of Newark (“New Ark”), by Bill Colley.


THE GRAVE OF WILLIAM A. NASH, WHITE COUNTY CIVIL WAR SOLDIER FOUND

By William Rex Nash, second great cousin of William A. Nash.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of James Edmund Nowlin (1838-1914), Lewis Marshall Wester (1823- ? ), Columbus C. Marchbanks (1843-1898), Robert King Byrd (1823-1885), David Lafayette Snodgrass (1851-1917), Luther Travis Smith (1846-1924), Henry Polk Davis (1844-1903), Thomas James Roberson Swafford (1849-1884), Adrian Fisk (1832- ? ), Andrew Jackson McElroy (1820 - ? ), Eliphalet Jarvis (1850-1913), Lucius David Hill (1856-1933), John Calvin Myers (1848-1921), and Elijah Gear Tollett II (1864-1926), from Tennessee Historical Commission.


WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS

The Sparta Recorder and Law Journal, 31 Dec 1831 - 10 Mar 1832




Volume XIII, No. 3 July - September 2006


LIFE DIFFERENT AND DIFFICULT FOR SETTLERS

Reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, November 17, 1994.


WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1920

Part 2: Hodge – Young

Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.


OBITUARIES

Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2006.


PERILLA, TENNESSEE

Information about the “lost” community of Perilla, by Bill Colley.


KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS

Biographical sketches of Ephraim Story (1853-1895), Augustus Henry Woodlee (1855-1932), James Van B. Worthington (1833-1908), Frank S. Dibrell (1858-1914), William J. Hodges (c.1859-1935), George Washington Cline (1861-1926), and Daniel Martin Meredith (1876-1918), from Tennessee Historical Commission.


HEADCOUNT OF POTENTIAL STUDENTS, DISTRICTS 7 AND 8, 1857

Head of each household with school-age kids listed, with number of kids. Transcribed by William C. Colley from the White County Archives.


GRANDMA CLIMBED THE FAMILY TREE

Anonymous poetry contributed by Doris Scanlon.


USING ROOTSWEB: EXPLORING THE SS-5

Reprinted from RootsWeb Review.


MARKER UNVEILED TO HONOR CAPT. CHISOM

Clipping from The Sparta Expositor, September 30, 1935.



Volume XIII, No. 4    October - December 2006

HOW LONG IS A POLE?
Curious facts about early land surveying practice by William C. Colley.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1921
Part 1: Alcorn – Knowles
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from the Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2006.

KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS
Biographical sketches of Jesse Brown Swafford (1866-1945), James William Cooper (1878-1940), Tandy Lane Lewis (1849-1926), Wesley Pierce Knowles (1858-1934), John Steele Cooper (1848-1930), John Randolph Neal, Jr. (1876-1959), John F. Stewart (c. 1853 - ? ), Walter White (1881-1951), Indemon Benjamin Moore (1869-1956), and Lewis Shepherd Pope (1878-1972), from Tennessee Historical Commission.

WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS
The Sparta Recorder and Law Journal, 17 Mar 1832 - 24 Aug 1833.

1865 MAP
Section from A. J. Johnson’s 1865 map of Kentucky and Tennessee, showing White County and area.


Volume XIV, No. 1    January - March 2007

LETTERS HOME FROM SGT. BURGESS
Letters written by Sgt. William Simpson Burgess, Company H, Dibrell’s 13th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, to his wife and brother from camp near Columbia, Tennessee, on December 6, 1862.

CAMERON-FLOYD CEMETERY
Revised listing from The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee, Volume I, with added annotation.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1921
Part 2: Lamb – Young
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2006.

DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1904 – 1906
Update to list published in Volume XI, Nos. 2 & 3.

KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS
Biographical sketches of Thomas E. Wilson (1863-1932), William Jefferson Ward (1852-1938), Ernest Nathaniel Haston (1877-1956), Fred Gould Mitchell (1874-1921), William Flemming Story (1846-1927), George William Poague (1867-1944), Fred W. Sperry (c.1861-1940), Ransom Isaiah Hutchings (1871-1970), J. Brown Lee (1878-1948), Grover Cleveland Harris (1886-c.1940), and Robert Fred Wilson (1881-1941), from Tennessee Historical Commission.

1895 MAP
Section showing White County and vicinity, from Rand, McNally & Co.’s New 11 x 14 Map of Kentucky and Tennessee, copyright 1895.

DUNCAN FAMILY CEMETERY
SAMPSON FAMILY CEMETERY
Listings of cemeteries established since publication of The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee.


Volume XIV, No. 2    April - June 2007

THE HEALTH OF SPARTA, 1822
A note by Dr. James X. Corgan reviewing Robert Montgomery's "An Inaugural Thesis on the Medical Topography of Sparta."

PARKS CEMETERY
Revised listing from The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee, Volume II, with added annotation.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1922
Part 1: Adair – Hutchings
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2007.

KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS
Biographical sketches of Grover Cleveland Ault (1892-1961), William Flemming Story, Jr. (1893-1973), Thomas Hampton Fancher, Jr. (1869-1936), Newton Scott Camp (1907-1991), Simon Casto Dodson (1883-1956), Byron Pope (1893-1973), Landon Calhoun McGinness (c.1899-1945), Casto Cleveland Geer (1903-1971), William Francis Mitchell (1893-1959), William Carroll Brown (1882-1967), and Robert Walter Kemmer (1893-1977), from Tennessee Historical Commission.

LOUISVILLE TO CHATTANOOGA DIRECT VIA RAVENSCROFT -- BY RAIL!
Plans of the Tennessee North-Eastern Railroad. Reprinted from The Fentress County Gazette, 1909.

1929 SEARS ROAD MAP
Section showing White County and vicinity, contributed by Kelly Jared.

SGT. ALEX VAN AALTEN (1985-2007)
Obituary. Killed in action in Afghanistan.


Volume XIV, No. 3   July - September 2007

ROSE CEMETERY
Listing updated from that of The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee, with much additional annotation.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1922
Part 2: Jenkins – Winnett
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2007.


Volume XIV, No. 4   October - December 2007

THE WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A note by James X. Corgan describing the origins of the White County Medical Society.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1923
Part 1: Arnold – Lowry
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2007.

STATEWIDE VITAL RECORDS INDEXES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Partial reprint of article from Tennessee Archivist by John Dougan announcing new data available on the Web site of the Shelby County Register of Deeds.

CHAMP FERGUSON LIVES!
Letter written in 1909 by G. A. Smith declaring that Champ Ferguson was alive and well and living in Mississippi. Reprinted from The Fentress County Gazette.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, VOL. XII, NO. 6, JULY 12, 1889.
Reprint of part of page 1, containing intermingled news, gossip, and ads.


Volume XV, No. 1    January – March  2008

CLARK’S OLD WATER MILL
Illustrated history by Ann Sorrell Verble.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1923
Part 2: Maddux – Young
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2007.

ROBERTS FAMILY BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
Transcripts of newspaper articles about Mary A. “Polly” Webb Roberts and Elvira Jane Denton Roberts, submitted by Carolyn Lane, supplemented by outline descendant trees.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, VOL. XII, NO. 6, JULY 12, 1889.
Reprint of part of page 1, containing intermingled news, gossip, and ads (continued from previous issue).


Volume XV, No. 2   April - June 2008

THE FIRST AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY IN WHITE COUNTY
Historical note by James X. Corgan

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1924
Part 1: Adair – Hutson
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

BROADWAY OF AMERICA 1915
Abstract from the Minutes of the White County Roads Commission, page 7, dated December 7, 1915.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2008.

HICKORY VALLEY CEMETERY
Relisting with added annotation.

DESCENDANTS OF ISAAC S. BROGDEN
DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN WALLACE
Outline descendant trees, many persons buried in Hickory Valley Cemetery.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, VOL. XII, NO. 10, AUGUST 9, 1889.
Reprint of part of page 1, containing intermingled news, gossip, and ads.


Volume XV, No. 3  July - September 2008

TELEPHONIC HISTORY OF WHITE COUNTY
A series of three articles from The Expositor, Sparta, TN:

THE GAINSBORO TELEPHONE CO. OF SPARTA, TENNESSEE
Published January, 1902.

TELEPHONE CO. MAY INSTALL NEW SYSTEM
Published February 1925. After 20 years of technological progress, the subscriber will no longer need to crank for the operator, nor change batteries in his instrument.

DIAL PHONES BECOME REALITY; NEW SYSTEM CUT IN WEDNESDAY
Published April 1951.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1924
Part 2: Jackson - Young
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

ROAD HANDS TAKE NOTE
Abstracts from the minutes of the White County Roads Commission, 1920 and 1923. Attempts to persuade citizens to perform their required road maintenance duties.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2008.

RESEARCHING AT THE U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA)
By Mary Harrell-Sesniak. Advice to those planning to visit a NARA facility. Reprinted from RootsWeb Review.

STRAND THEATRE HAS AUSPICIOUS OPENING
Reprinted from The Sparta News, February 1925.

WARRIOR CEMETERY #2
Small cemetery near Bakers Crossroads discovered since publication of The Fred Clark Book of Cemeteries of White County Tennessee.

ANCIENT GRAVEYARD - WHITE COUNTY, TN
Story reprinted from The Susquehanna Democrat, Wilkesbarre, PA August 1928. Submitted by Paula Radwanski.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, VOL. XII, NO. 10, AUGUST 9, 1889.
Reprint of more of page 1, containing intermingled news, gossip, and ads. Continued from last issue.


Vol. XV, No. 4, October - December 2008

THE PANTS FACTORY AT CAVE, TN

HOMETOWN: CAVE, TENN.
Interview with Addine Womack Swack Dow, native of Cave, TN.

GOODSPEED ON TAYLOR'S MILL
Abstract from Goodspeed, History of Tennessee... With an Historical and Biographical Sketch of... White County.

THE BURROUGHS & TAYLOR FACTORY
Reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, Sparta, TN, Souvenir Supplement, January, 1902.

PANTS FACTORY OCCUPATIONS
Data compiled from the 1900 census of White County.

OLD MILLS...
Abstract from Crouch, The Caney Fork of the Cumberland.

UTILITY COOP AGREEMENT
Agreement among C. A. Taylor, J. M. Taylor and J. B. Taylor to share a water system and Delco lighting plant.

RIVER WORKS ABANDONED, MOVED TO DOYLE
Abstract from Seals, History of White County.

SO, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PANTS FACTORY?
Essay, author unknown.

CAVE SCHOOL
Abstract from Schools of White County Tennessee, 1806-2006 by the White County Retired Teachers Association.

MAIL SERVICE TO CAVE, TN
Abstract from Rogers, Memorable Historical Accounts of White County and Area.

POSTMASTERS OF CAVE, TENN
From Frazier, Tennessee Postoffices and Postmaster Appointments 1789-1984.

THE SWINGING BRIDGE
Historical note about the footbridge at Cave.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1925
Part 1: Anderson - Jones
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2008.

TWENTY-EIGHTH TENNESSEE INFANTRY
By W. G. Smith. Reprinted from The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate.

GEN. W. G. SMITH
Biography reprinted from
The Sparta Expositor, Sparta, TN, Souvenir Supplement, January, 1902.

BLANKENSHIP ?? CEMETERY
Revised listing with additional information on Susan (Blankenship) Ray Hicks, said to be buried there.


Vol. XVI, No. 1, January - March 2009

DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL MARKER FOR WILLIAM JASON RAMSEY
Contributed by Omega Cole.

CORINTH CHURCH OF CHRIST CEMETERY
Revised listing with added annotation.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1925
Part 2: Keel - Zwingle
Abstracts of county death certificates by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Oct - Dec 2008.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, VOL. XX, NO. 2, JULY 10, 1896.
Reprint of part of page 1, containing intermingled news, gossip, and ads.


Vol. XVI, No. 2, April - June 2009

SALE OF FANCHER FARM STIRS MEMORIES
By Vicki Miller, reprinted from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, May 26, 1988.

LOVE OF WATER ATTRACTED FANCHER TO AREA
By Vicki Miller

LOG HOME OFFERS VISIT TO PAST
By Vicki Miller

WHITE COUNTY TN POSTMASTERS: FANCHER'S MILLS 1876-1909
Abstracted from Tennessee Postmasters and Postmaster Appointments 1789-1984 by D. R. Frazier.

LAND AND MILLS FOR SALE
Newspaper ad, 1859.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2009.

INDEX, DEATH CERTIFICATES, WHITE COUNTY, TN 1911-1912
Incomplete collection discovered in White County Archives, overlooked by TSLA when microfilming.

TWENTY-FIFTH TENNESSEE INFANTRY, CONFEDERATE
By R. C. Sanders.
Reprinted from The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate.


Vol. XVI, No. 3, July - September 2009

EIGHTH TENNESSEE CAVALRY
By G. G. Dibrell, Sparta, Tenn.
From The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate, 1886.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2009.


Vol. XVI, No. 4, October - December 2009

BOARD VALLEY CEMETERY
Tombstone transcripts and annotation revised by Tamie Harding and Bill Colley

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jul - Sep 2009.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, VOL. XX, NO. 2, JULY 10, 1896.
Reprint of part of page 1, containing intermingled news, gossip, and ads.

JEAN'S GROCERY
History of building recently restored and moved to White County Fairgrounds, by Thelma L. Pippin.


Vol. XVII, No.1, January - March 2010

SIMS FAMILY: DEEP ROOTS IN WHITE COUNTY
SIMS FAMILY UNVEILS MARKER
MANY TRACE ROOTS BACK TO ELI AND RACHEL
By Vicki Miller
Family history reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, July 30 and August 3, 1987.

BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH OF MOSE SIMS
WILLIAM HAROLD "MOSE" SIMS (Obituary)
Reprinted from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, October 26, 1995.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Oct-Dec 2009.

DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1907-1909
Supplement to previously published lists.


Vol. XVII, No. 2, April - June 2010

JAMES WILSON'S BIRTH RECORDS 1905 - 1906
Eleven births in District 10 recorded for reasons unknown.

LOST CREEK CEMETERY
Updated listing with added annotation.

'SHUG' WAS A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME
Legend of Sugar Canefield by Bonnell Roberts, from The Sparta Expositor, 1984.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Jan - Mar 2010.

SCHOOL LANDS
Abstract from Tennessee, The Volunteer State 1769-1923, by Moore & Foster.

JOE V. WILLIAMS ON CUMBERLAND INSTITUTE
Abstract from James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections.

EAST SPARTA SCHOOL CLOSING BRINGS BACK MEMORIES
by Wayne Neal, from The Sparta Expositor, 1987.

WISDOM POWER OF ATTORNEY
Caswell County NC Will Book 1824.

NORRIS - SANDERS PRENUP
From the White County Archives.


Vol. XVII, No. 3, July - September 2010

MY JOHNNIE REB GRANDPA...
Janet Mitchell Aikin's account of her search for Martin Mitchell, 16th Tennessee Infantry, CSA.

SEARCHING FOR THE SOUTHERN CASHDOLLAR ROOTS
by Kenneth W. Hemmerly

MILLEDGVILLE ON THE MAPS BEFORE SPARTA
by Mandy Cole, reprinted from The Insider, Sparta, TN, September 16, 2002.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE LABE'S SECRET
Biographical sketch of Joseph Laban Wallace, born 1887, by Marianne Cunard.
Reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, November 5, 1987.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Sparta Expositor Apr - Jun 2010.


Vol. XVII, No. 4, October - December 2010

WAS VAN BUREN COUNTY UNCONSTITUTIONAL?
Abstracts from historical documents by William C. Colley and Wayne Haston

PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY
B. DAVIS CEMETERY
Revised and updated tomb transcripts with added annotation by William C. Colley.

WHITE COUNTY DEATHS 1919 ADDENDUM
Abstract of the previously overlooked death certificate of Mary Jane Hathaway Davis.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jul - Sep 2010.

LELA McDOWELL, ENUMERATOR
U.S. CENSUS, 1910, WHITE COUNTY, TN, CIVIL DISTRICT 5
Biographical sketch of noted White County author.

THE MURDER OF SHERIFF MITCHELL
An account of the sighting, but not apprehension, of .Joseph W. White, alleged murderer of Sheriff David L. Mitchell.
Reprinted from the Nashville Republican, April 15, 1837.


Vol. XVIII, No. 1, January - March 2011

SIXTEENTH TENNESSEE INFANTRY
Regimental history by H. H. Dillard, from Lindsley's The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate.

FIX THE BRIDGE!
Court order dated January 3, 1887, authorizing repair of a bridge over Calfkiller River near Yankeetown.

WALLING POST OFFICE FIRST CALLED 'TEETERS'
Reprinted from The Expositor, April 4, 1988. Includes list of postmasters.

SPARTA - TULLAHOMA BRANCH LINE RAILROAD
By E. G. Rogers, reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, February 17, 1966.

WHITE COUNTY FOSTER CARE 1841
Assignment of orphan children to families to serve as apprentices. Abstracts from Minutes of the White County Court by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Oct - Dec 2010.

MORE ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF VAN BUREN COUNTY
White County Court appropriated $100 to hire a lawyer.


Vol. XVIII, No. 2, April - June 2011

THOMAS EASTLAND BIOGRAPHY
By Earl K. Schultz, Jr. from the files of Charles Leonard.

BOYS' BASKETBALL HISTORY
From The Winner, White County High School Yearbook, 1913.

WHITE COUNTY FOSTER CARE 1842
Abstracts from the Minutes of the White County Court 1842.

ROAD CLASSIFICATION 1821.
From Our Ancestors Were Engineers by Arthur Weir Crouch and Harry Dixon Claybrook.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jan - Mar 2011.

M&H: GOING BUSINESS AND A MUSEUM, TOO.
Article on M&H Hardware from The Sparta Expositor, Aug. 17, 1987.

MORE ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF VAN BUREN COUNTY
Refund granted to resident of "disputed territory" who was doubly taxed.

MYSTERY MARRIAGE.
Sophia Tucker married William in 1845, but William's surname is illegible on the certificate. Help is solicited.


Vol. XVIII, No. 3, July - September 2011

HISTORY OF COUNTY POST OFFICES
Articles reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, 1984:
    PIONEER TIMES: LETTERS HAND CARRIED
    IN SPARTA, 29 HAVE BEEN POSTMASTERS
    MAIL INCREASE, REVENUE GROWTH SPARKED EXPANSION
    MARCH OF TIME HAS HIKED BUILDING COSTS
    DOYLE, WALLING, QUEBECK BOAST POST OFFICES
    ROUTE 7 REPLACED PLATEAU OFFICES
    COUNTY ONCE HAD 60 POST OFFICES (listed, with descriptions)

RETIRED POSTMASTER JACK CARTER DIES
Obituary, The Sparta Expositor, 1985.

PROGRESSIVE WHITE COUNTY
Ad WCHS yearbook announcing "talking picture equipment" for Oldham's Theater.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Apr - Jun 2011.

MISS SOPHIA ORA MOSS
Photo from WCHS yearbook 1913, with biographic sketch by Betty Johnson and obit.

NOT YET AT ITS HEIGHT
Report of plans to develop Bon Air Mountain, from Southern Standard, McMinnville, TN, 1887, contributed by Ladye Jane Hunter.

ADMITTED TO THE SPARTA BAR?
Robert Sanders, Joseph W. Bell, Bird S. Rhea certified gentleman law students, from Minutes of the White County Court, 1843.

WHITE COUNTY FOSTER CARE 1843
Lucinda Kirby, idiot pauper, committed to the poor house.  John Kirby, James Madison Kirby, Mahala Kirby, Pardema Kirby, orphans, bound into apprenticeships. From
Minutes of the White County Court, 1843.


Vol. XVIII, No. 4, October - December 2011

RO[D]GERS, JOHN BROWN (1799 - 1873)
Biographic sketch from Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume I (1796- 1861), Tennessee Historical Commission, 1975.

WHITE COUNTIAN SERVES WITH GENERAL JACKSON
UNION LOYALIST IN TENNESSEE
DAUGHTER OF GEN. RODGERS REVEALS BACKGROUND TO GRAVES AT OLD BON AIR CEMETERY
By E. G. Rogers, "Lore and Legend," three columns reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, May 1960, December 1964 and May 1974.

A LETTER FROM M. C. DIBRELL TO "JOHN B. ROGERS AT HOME."
From loose records of the White County Chancery Court in the White County Archives.

BON AIR SPRINGS HOTEL AND HEALTH RESORT
LINCOLN PROTECTS GRAVE
Abstracts from E. G. Rogers, Memorable Historical Accounts of White County and Area, 1972.

OLD BON AIR
Abstract from A Word About White County Tennessee, Sparta Chamber of Commerce, 1895.

SMITH FAMILY CEMETERY
STEBBINS FAMILY CEMETERY
Two recently established family cemeteries in White County.

PAUL FAMILY CEMETERY
Cemetery not found, but inferred from death certificates.

SYDNEY STANTON DIBRELL, JR.
Abstract from Winner, Volume Number Two, White County High School, 1913, with accompanying biographical sketch by Ruth Rhea Tubb Hill..

JAMES ZIZKA, 88, REFLECTS ON HIS 48-YEAR OLD A MODEL
Article by Bobby Anderson in The Sparta Expositor, July 1978, contributed by Betty Smith Bryant.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jul - Sep 2011.

CSA VET HONORED -- FINALLY
Account of William Hodge, Jr. of his experience obtaining a grave marker for his grandfather, Carringtonn Prater, a Confederate veteran.
From The Sparta Expositor, October 1985.

IDEAL PLATA OF ELECTION DISTRICTS IN WHITE COUNTY, 1836.
Sketch map from the minutes of the White County Court.

WHITE COUNTY FOSTER CARE 1843
Malinda Ramsey to be brought to court. Matilda Lowry, orphan, removed from Joseph Cummings, bound next to James R. Hurd, then to William Clayton as apprentice.  Henry Bruington completed apprenticeship, replaced by Jonas Bruington, both free boys of color.
From Minutes of the White County Court, 1843.

CHARLES SULLIVAN, CERTIFIED GENTLEMAN
Student of law, citizen of Sparta, of good moral character, 21 years of age, so certified by the White County Court November 1843.

ERRATUM.
Delete footnote in our transcript of the 1900 Census of White County, p.6.


Vol. XIX, No.1, January - March 2012

BETHLEHEM CEMETERY
Revised listing with added annotation by William C. Colley.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Oct - Dec 2011.


Vol. XIX, No.2, April - June 2012

THIRTY-FIFTH TENNESSEE INFANTRY
Regimental history by Thos. A. Head, McMinnville, TN, from Lindsley's The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate.

JONES CEMETERY
Revised listing augmented by data from Ansearchin' News.

WILLIAM FRANKLIN "PETE" LEE
Photo from Winner, Volume Two, White County High School, 1913, with biographical sketch by Ruth Rhea Tubb Hill.

KNOWLES GRAVES IN WHITE COUNTY, TN
Compiled by Jane Hembree Crowley

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jan - Mar 2012.

SPARTA PHOTO: BROADWAY LOOKING WEST FROM NEAR CHURCH ST. CA. 1936.

ERRATUM
Corrected annotation for revised listing of Bethlehem Cemetery posted last issue.


Vol. XIX, No.3, July - September 2012

METHODIST CHURCH TO OBSERVE HERITAGE
Church histories reprinted from The Expositor, 1984. Part 1: Sparta First United Methodist Church

MT. GILEAD 158 YEARS OLD
Part 2 of the Methodist Church history series.

KNOWLES CLAN HISTORY TOLD

KNOWLES MARRIAGES IN WHITE COUNTY TN 1800s
Compiled by Jane Hembree Crowley

THE LEE HOTEL
Reprinted from E. G. Rogers Memorable Historical Accounts...

FIRE DESTROYS OLD HOTEL
From The Expositor, 1991.

MEMORY STONE
Photo of 1994 White County courthouse cornerstone, displayed on site of fomer Lee Hotel.

WILLIAM FLEMING STORY, JR.
Photo from Winner, 1913 WCHS yearbook, with biographical sketch by Ruth Rhea Tubb Hill.

A REFLECTION ON THREE OF MY CIVIL WAR NASH KIN: ALLEN D., WILLIAM A., & EDMUND
by Bill Nash

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Apr - Jun 2012.

WHITE COUNTY COURT HOUSE AND PUBLIC SQUARE
Postcard photo contributed by Jane Hembree Crowley.


Vol. XIX, No.4, October - December 2012

QUILL EVAN COPE  (1912 - 1968)
Biographical information of modern-day hero.

WHITE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIAL PARK
Explanations of monuments moved from East Sparta to the new WCHS campus in 2002. Photos by Don Graham. Monuments include:
    Capt. John Michael Casey (1944 - 1965).
    Students who died while enrolled at WCHS.
    James Brent Hill (1878 - 1952).
    Earlier WCHS buildings.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jul - Sep 2012.

LILLIE TREVA RICHARDS KIRKLAND CAIL (1892 - 1964)
Biographical sketch of 1913 WCHS graduate by Ruth Rhea "Pinkie" Tubb Hill.

KYNETT BUILT AFTER CIVIL WAR
History of Kynett Methodist Church from The Sparta Expositor, 1984.


Vol. XX, No.1, January - March 2013

GEN. GEORGE GIBBS DIBRELL
From Speer, Sketches of Prominent Tenneaseans, 1888.

GEN. GEORGE G. DIBRELL
Exerpt from The Sparta Expositor, Souvenir Supplement, 1902.

DESCENDANTS OF CHRISTOFFE DUBREUIL
Outline dependant tree 1680 to present.


OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Oct - Dec 2012.

ANNA MAE BROCK
From Winner, vol. 2, White County High School, 1913.

ANNA MAE (BROCK) MILLER
Biographical sketch of 1913 WCHS graduate by Ruth Rhea "Pinkie" Tubb Hill.

BON AIR METHODIST CHURCH WAS MINERS' CHURCH
From The Sparta Expositor, 1984.

BETTY ANN TINDELL JOHNSON
Memorial.


Vol. XX, No.2, April - June 2013

YOUNG'S OR SIMPSON'S MILLS
Excerpts from Memorable Historic Accounts of White County and Area, by E. G. Rogers (1972)
    SMALL STREAM POWER SITES IN WHITE COUNTY
    LAST WOODEN BRIDGES

OLD MILLS AND THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT AND OPERATED THEM ON THE CANEY FORK RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES
From The Caney Fork of the Cumberland, by Arthur Weir Crouch, 1973.

JOHN W. SIMPSON AND THE WAR OF 1812
From Goodspeed's History.

THE OLD COMMUNITY OF WHICH SIMPSON'S OR YOUNG'S MILLS WAS THE CENTER
Excerpts from Our Family Tree, by Dr. William Byrd Young, ca. 1935.
    THE VILLAGE MILLS
    THE VILLAGE FARM
    THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

POSTMASTERS, SIMPSON'S MILLS, WHITE COUNTY TENNESSEE
From Tennessee Postoffices and Postmaster Appointments 1789 - 1984, by D. R. Frazier.

OLIVER FRANKLIN YOUNG 1825 - 1901
From The Sparta Expositor, Souvenir Supplement, 1902.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jan - Mar 2013.

ELIZABETH TUBB
From The Spartan Warrior, White County High School,  1930.

ELIZABETH TUBB BRINSON
By Ruth Rhea "Pinkie" Tubb Hill.

DELAYED BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1910 - 1912
Supplement to previously published lists.


Vol. XX, No.3, July - September 2013

ROBERTS-MATTHEWS HIGHWAY
In which the source of the name is discovered.

ALBERT H. ROBERTS
Biographical sketch from Wikipedia.

MATTHEWS, WILLIAM J. (1861-1951)
Biographical sketch from McBride & Robinson, Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly; Volume II)

HON. COLUMBUS MARCHBANKS
Biographical sketches from three different sources.

THE HARP OF A THOUSAND STRINGS
Famous mock sermon, for which the rendition of Columbus Marchbanks was noted.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Apr - Jun 2013.

FIRST FAMILIES OF WHITE COUNTY TENNESSEE
Rules and entry forms for certification program for families living in White County before 1830.


Vol. XX, No. 4, October - December 2013

NEW BLUE SPRING CEMETERY
Updated listing ordered in rows with added annotation.

LOST MARRIAGES FOUND
35 marrriages in Sep - Oct 1903 that do not appear in the published index book.

FRANK YOUNG HILL (1892 - 1982)
Biographical notes.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Jul - Sep 2013.

TIMELINE HISTORY OF WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Chronological  listing of significant events 1786 to 2000, with source citations. A work in progress.


Vol. XXI, No. 1, January - March 2014

EVERETT ROWLAND: HIS LAST TALE IS TOLD
Biographical sketch reprinted from The Sparta Expositor, Aug. 9, 1983.

ROWLAND LUMBER COMPANY, LATE 1860'S TO PRESENT
Illustrated history by Ruby (Rowland) Carver, daughter of Everette Rowland.

MEMORIES OF EVERETTE ROWLAND
Compiled by Jo Scherer based on interviews and postings by Ruby (Rowland) Carver, Faye (Rowland) Wallace, Donna (Arnold) Rutledge, and Reba (Mason) Bain to the Facebook page: "Fans of Doyle, Quebec, Walling and Rock Island, Tennessee."

MOUNT CARMEL UNITED METHODIST: 'NEW CHURCH' FOUNDED IN 1888
Church history from The Sparta Expositor, Aug. 14, 1984.

SPARTA EXPOSITOR, JULY 10, 1896
Reprint of part of page 1, continued from Vol. XVI No. 4.

WHITE COUNTY ABSTRACTS FROM THE TENNESSEE GAZETTEER
Eastin Morris, 1834.

OBITUARIES
Abstracts of obituaries from The Expositor, Sparta, TN, Oct - Dec 2013.

BAILEY FAMILY BIBLE
Data from the family Bible of Jasper Newton Bailey and Martha F. Dibrell.

WILD WOMAN OF MILKSICK MOUNTAIN
By Kenneth Brogden.





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