Campbell County Tennessee Family History Book.
Anyone can participate!
Our Book Committee decided to use a narrative form of writing about our families (not charts and tabular material) but facts and stories in a flowing mid narrative form. A short history of approximately 500 words (it can be less), type-written, double-spaced, on 81/2 X 11 inches) on white bond At the end of the articles we want the name and address of the submitter.
Begin with the earliest ancestor that you have knowledge of; telling where they came from and how, where and when they settled in Campbell County Tennessee. Were they married before coming here, if so where and when.
How many children, names, dates of birth/death, where they attended school, occupation, what churches were attended, were there any Veterans in the family? if they left Campbell County where did they go and why? Any interesting stories you know about them, please relate. Where are they buried - cemetery - dates of death.
1. If you presently live in Campbell County.
2. If you are a former resident of Campbell County.
3. If you have "roots" in Campbell County.
4. If you have several direct lines from, or in, Campbell County you can submit them.
We know some counties who have published such a book, after which many families did not submit, and were sorry they had not participated, and asked if they would publish another book so they could get their families included therein. Don't let that happen to you. Please think this proposition over and let us know by June 1 2001, if you are willing to join us in this venture. (Deadline has been extended).
If we do not get enough interest to proceed we would like to request that those of you who would , send us a record of your family lines so that we could place them in our Genealogical Library to share with other people who are researching.
Below is a sample that would be helpful for you who are interested in helping us on this project. We await your response.
Sincerely, Alice W. COKER, Temporary Chairman of the Book Committee
103 S. 6th Street, Lafollette, Tennessee 37766
Fountain and Elizabeth (Rogers) Maupin
Note; This article is a sample of how the articles for the Campbell County Family History Book should be written:
Fountain MAUPIN, a son of Thomas and Catherine (WHITE) MAUPIN, was born 11 July 1806 in Albemarle County, Virginia, and died 30 December 1868 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Fountain is a great-great-grandson of Gabriel and Marie (HERSENT) MAUPIN, who immigrated with some of their children from Europe to Virginia in 1700.
Fountain MAUPIN moved from Virginia to Campbell County, Tennessee in the early 1830s, settling, it is believed, in the Fincastle area where his older brother Overton MAUPIN, and his uncle, Amos MAUPIN, had already settled. Fountain married on 19 February 1835 in Claiborne County, Tennessee to Elizabeth ROGERS by the Rev. William ROGERS. Elizabeth ROGERS, a daughter of Maj. David and Mary "Polly"(LEWIS) ROGERS, was born 3 October l8l7 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 30 September 1880 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was the only daughter in a family of twelve children. Her eleven brothers were said to be either lawyers or doctors. Fountain moved his family to Speedwell in Claiborne County, Tennessee in the early 1840s. It was there that they built a two story brick home. It is said that the slaves, believed to be the ROGERS' slaves, made the bricks on the MAUPIN land to build the house. It was here that the MAUPIN family lived, and Fountain and Elizabeth died! The house is still standing in Speedwell. Fountain and Elizabeth were buried in the Maupin-Dyer Cemetery on a hill overlooking their home in Speedwell, Claiborne County, Tennessee.
Fountain and Elizabeth were the parents of 8 children:
1. John Thomas MAUPIN b. 1837-d. 1915 md Hester Virginia HUTSELL
2. Thurza Matilda MAUPIN b. 1839-md John M. MITCHELL. They moved to Texas.
3. David Canada MAUPIN b. l84l-d. 1933 md Mary Ann ROGERS
4. William Frank MAUPIN b. 1843-md Betty BOWMAN
5. Martha Jane MAUPIN b. 1846-d. 1909 md Sterling Robert QUEENER
6. Lucinda Maria MAUPIN b. 1848-md David F. BEELER
7. Elizabeth MAUPIN md William "Uncle Billy" BOLTON
8. Fountain MAUPIN md Maggie LANE
Submitted by: (Submitters Name, Address, Zip Code)
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