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Frances (Van Hooser) Allison provided this photo of the Chicken Coop School. She reports it was taken in 1908 in Jackson County, TN. The numbered people are mostly McCoins and includes her Grandmother number 4, Nettie Alice McCoin. The numbers in the photo include:

1. Ellis McCoin teacher, 2. Barlow McCoin, 3. Mary Jane McCoin, 4. Nettie Alice McCoin, 5. Mai McCoin, 6. Bertha McCoin, 7. John McCoin, 8. Averette McCoin, 9. Walter Stafford (Mother was Nancy Cathrine McCoin), and 0. at the far right is P.J. Anderson County Superinendent.

Maybe someone can identify the other people.

Jim Barrett sent this photo of his great-grandfather, John Wilson Ramsey. He resided in the Haydenburg area of Jackson Co. TN moving to IL just after the 1860 Census. He was born in White Co. TN. This is a copy of a chalk drawing that was made probably about 1865-1870.

Sandy Bauer sent this photo of her great-great-grandfather, Franklin Walker Butler born 11 Mar 1817 Jackson Co, TN died 7 Jun 1881 Jefferson Co, IL. She adds that her website has info on the Butler family, and that she has quite a few photos of Washington Webster Butler, son of Franklin Walker Butler. "Wash" as he was know was born 19 Nov 1859 in Jackson Co, TN and died 2 Nov 1944 Jefferson Co, IL. He is also buried at Laird Cemetery, Jefferson Co, IL along with his father Franklin Walker Butler.


Tammy Stafford Bellflower has family photos of the Stafford/Rush/Biggs family on her genealogy page.

Jaquita Jaquess Blevins sent this photo of the Jaquess Family Store that she thought was in Cookeville, TN, taken around 1912. However, William Earl Jaquess reports that it was actually in Jackson County, TN about two miles from the Putnam-Jackson County line on the Dodson Branch Highway. He adds that the store was owned and operated by Malcolm Macon Jaquess. Roy Bean of Plano,TX has since reported that the photo came from his web site (http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/e/a/Ron-B-Bean/), which gives a complete listing of the people in the photo.

William Earl Jaquess also provided a photo of the Cummins' Store operated by Jube Cummins taken about 1910. In the picture are George Washington Jaquess, Mary Fox Jaquess and Dora Bean Anderson, a great-niece of G. W. Jaquess. The store was located at Cummins Falls, Cummins Mill Road, Jackson Co, TN.

Eddie Branch sent this photo of Will Branch, born 1876, and reports that it last last record he has found on him other than an entry in the 1920 Jackson Co census. The photo was in post card form sent to son Vainus Branch, resident of Jackson Co in the 1920's?

Carol S. Cantrell supplied this photograph of Duke Young and Malissa Davidson, She also reports her line of research is as follows:

LittleBerry Young & Winnie Walker

Duke Young & Malissa Davidson (I think Malissa's father was a doctor)
Winney Young & John Thomas Haile, Jr. (brother to Colonel Fulton Haile)
Deina Hale & John Louil Waites (don't know why the kids changed the spelling to Hale)
Mary Voncile Waites & Royce Byron Stephens
Carol Stephens Cantrell

Terry Fay sent this photo of her grandmother Sarah Samples McKinney Carter. She has been told Sarah was Cherokee and that the photo was probably taken in the 1880s.

Joe Hall sent this photo of his grandfather & grandmother & the first seven (7) of twelve (12) children. They lived up Sugarcreek, in Jackson County, Gainsboro, Tennessee. The photo is about 1904-05. Those in the photo: Robert Curtis Hall., Mary Oma (Cantrell) Hall. Children left to right: Stanton Hall., Arther Hall., William Carlos Hall.. Vanis Hall.. Elbert Hall., Rosie Elizabeth Hall (Hix), and Henry Hall, (baby in high chair)

Joe Hall also sent this photo of his great grandfather & great grandmother, John Milton, & Mary Elizabeth (Manning) Cantrell, with five (5) of their (7) children taken abt.1900. Children left to right: Silas, Icy Linder, Levi Landon, James Milton. Pearl Zula

This family lived in the Jackson county area and moved to Missouri then Oklahoma in the early to mid 1900's.

Jan (Martin) Hutchens sent this photo of Luvania Isabelle Tennessee Jenkins Martin. She was born March 6th, 1869 at Wartrace Creek Highlands, Jackson County, and died on March 20th, 1953 at Red Boiling Springs, the same year the picture was taken. She was the daughter of John Samuel Jenkins and Eliza Jane Richardson, and married to Perry Hiram Martin. Her grandparents were Jessie Jenkins, and William Richardson and Rhoda Teel, all from the Wartrace Creek area.

Frank Hunter sent this picture of William Harrison Hunter and His Wife, Margaret (Janie) Tays. He reports they were his great grandparents and had six children, all born near Gainesboro in Jackson County between 1880 and 1898. Janie is the daughter of Samuel Tays, who was the son of William Tays and Eunice Carlock. William Hunter was the son of Thomas Hunter, and Eliza (maiden name unknown).

Their three boys are in the second picture, left to right:

Jonas Hunter, born Sept 9, 1881; Thomas Benton Hunter, Frank's paternal grandfather, born Nov. 20, 1890; and Walter Hunter, born about 1884. All were born in Jackson County near Gainesboro.

Stan (Lancaster?) sent this photo of his grandfather's still in Jackson County, circa 1910. His grandfather, Tom Lancaster (William Thomas Lancaster), is in the center of the photo, with Clarence Lancaster to the left. The location is the Pine Lick Creek area.

Nana Farris sent this photo of Hiram Pharris (Farris), taken about 1910 in Hopkins County, Kentucky.  He was born in Jackson County 1894, the son of William and Milla Bertha Skimahorn Pharris.  His parents were also born in Jackson County.

Charles Reeves has some photos of his Reeves line on his web site.

A photo of Elisha and Sally (or Sallie) Sanders, contributed by Ron Sanders.

A photo of Nancy Catherine Sanders (dau. of F. M. Sanders and Margaret Jane Hull Sanders); born July 30, 1866 in Jackson Co., TN; died May 3, 1926 in White Co., TN; married James H. Goolsby Oct. 7, 1884 in Clay Co., TN; contributed by Sarah Dillon.

Ruby Tinsley Swan submitted these pictures, with the following comments.

The school picture would be a Jackson or Sumner County picture (I believe Jackson, due to its age. My grandparents, Cunningham Tinsleys, moved to Sumner County in 1908. I have other photos known to be Sumner Co. schools.) My ancestors settled Tinsley's Bottom and founded Philomath Academy. I continue to search for a picture of it (or any information).

In the church photo, I believe I can remember being told that my aunt (Emma Tinsley Blankenship, b, 1899, daughter of Cunningham and Willie McCoin Tinsley) is the small girl, fourth from left, front row. They lived at Whitleyville when she was born. Some of family may have lived at Cubb Creek. I have a letter written by my grandfather, Cunningham, announcing Emma's birth. I will send it if anyone is interested.

This unidentified tintype was formerly in the possession of Mrs. Kibbie Tinsley Williams Gardenhire of Jackson County.

Carol Crabtree Peacock sent a photo of Tennessee Tinsley, who came with her children to Collin Co., TX between 1873 and 1880. She reports that her grandmother, Dollie Florence Gully was born 3 Feb 1885 in Collin Co., TX.

James Walden, grandson of Martha Keith sent this photo of her and her family. He reports he has the complete Keith family genealogy and about 150 pictures of descendants dating from the birth of John B. Keith in 1825. And with unproven information before that with John Keith, b. 1793 or Green Keith, b. 1799 being the father of John B., (leaning heavily toward Green). These would be the Keith's from Kentucky & Virginia and not the South Carolina Keiths which were present at the same time.

He also sent this photo of the old Martin's Creek Bridge, "...just steps from downtown Granville, will forever be remembered as a landmark to me."

James Luce sent two photos (Photo 1 - Photo 2) and others that belong to his Aunt , who is now in a nursing home and she is unable to tell him who they might be of. He believes they are from the Jackson Co., TN area and really not positive of which of his family lines they are from. He is hoping that someone from the area may be able to help with the identity. His Father was born in Jackson Co., TN as were most of his relatives. James' grandfather, James D, AYTES, left there between 1918-1920. His ancestors were from the lines of BILLINGSLEY, BIRDWELL, and BROWN.

Candice Sutton sent this photo of William Hopkins Wheeler and his wife Florence Proctor and unknown family members. William Hopkins Wheeler bn. Oct 15th 1863 Jackson Co. Tenn. Died July 27th 1943 Venice Madison Co. Illinois. They were married Aug. 20th 1885 Hopkins Co. Kentucky. I believe photo was taken in Illinois. Others in photo are believed to be his children and their families but not sure who is who. He has two twin sisters Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Margarett (Maggiie) bn about 1867 or 68 in Tenn.. In 1880 the 3 children are listed as the nephew and neices of George W. and Nancy Skimihorn. George is the son of John and Polly Skimihorn of Flynns Lick Jackson Co.Tenn 11th Dist. Those interested can contact Candice at dasutton99@aol.com or scottr3@ix.netcom.com

Shirley Farris Jones sent this photo of Capt. William Scantland Sadler, Co. G, 8th Tenn. Infantry, CSA. It was sent to her by Capt. Sadler's great-grandson, John Sadler of McLean, VA.

Hawood S. Anderson sent this photo of the Anderson Home in Gainesboro, taken 1918.  He reports the following written on the back:  "Left to right Cora Etta Ramsey - Housekeeper, Bill, Mirial, Donald, Note the pet fox" (we are unable to see the fox).  He adds that the house is still standing, but has a different front and side porch (the front porch has tall columns).

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