Friday, January 15, 2021
Monday, January 04, 2021
|Unidentified Woman sitting on steps |
of home in Old Hickory TN(likely
Clarke St late 1920s)
Feeling like I haven't blogged in forever. It has almost been a month. I've been working on genealogy though I haven't put any time to blogging about it. That said, I want to use this post to give a bit of an update. I really don't want to go into what a terrible year this was ....truly it was, but I'd like to think that even given all the loss and heartbreak there is hope and we have reconnected with things which always were important that had been let go by the wayside.
I was in treatment for breast cancer at the start of the shutdown from the pandemic and I'm glad to say I have finished my treatments from that and used my time to organize things and fight paper clutter. Sometimes chemotherapy makes it difficult to keep a train of thought but if you narrow it down to one...it's much easier to focus.
Because of the pandemic, conferences and education has had to adapt and go virtual. This part has actually been a help to me as I was able to attend a conference, society meetings and more webinars this year than in previous years. I am extremely proud of the genealogical societies in my home state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Genealogical Society and the Middle TN Genealogical Society have really improved in what they offer members. I've been a member of both for a number of years and I'm extremely proud of how they were able to adapt in difficult times and continue sharing the love of TN history and family research.
I've been continuing my work on family archives binders. I found more items to include in the Cooke /Jakes binder and loads more for the Cooke / Luna Binder. I've also found that I probably have more sheet protectors than I'll ever be able to use. I've been finding items I'd put back for safe keeping so you never know...
I've been working on organizing and scanning my old family pictures. This includes my own families current photos as well. I wish I had more ancestor photos but I guess we all do. My ancestry in pictures doesn't go back too many generations. Also while the typical generation is 20 yrs. in my family it can be much longer. If you are a Cook(e), Jakes, Luna or Acuff descendant people make sure you share your old family pictures and identify them. This was something that kept crossing my mind during my treatment. Wondering if I'd shared all my older family pictures with cousins. I've uploaded many of them to my Ancestry Tree(and labeled them) as well as to FamilySearch and here on this blog.Just something to think about.
Adding to the Old Hickory Tree that I'd started at Ancestry.com by using the yearbooks from the 1940s. I'd love to find more of the yearbooks for that high school I have 1944, 1946 and 1947. Ancestry has a great deal of the ones after that online. Ii'd really like to find some of the earlier ones if any still exist. I have a group picture with Dad's older sisters in it during their younger years. I think they went to the 7th or 8th grade but not High School. Their class would have been about 1933 or so if they had finished out high school.
I've been working on a neighborhood study of the area that was Williamson Co TN Dist 25 particularly for the years 1836-1840. Studying the families that lived there, where they were from, where they went and the later boundary changes of that area. I've decided it will be a PAGE on the blog rather than one blog post or a series though I've not ruled out writing about some of the families I find interesting from time to time.
A new hobby I've picked up for this year is collecting postcards. This is something my paternal grandmother used to do and I'm fortunate enough to have some of her collection. I'm focusing on areas in which I have ancestors or where cousins moved. Also I love the ones which highlight buildings. I've also purchased some used ones and research the stories of the people who sent them when I have the opportunity.
I've also been attending Genealogy Chats on Zoom. In particular the Zoom Genealogy Chat hosted by Lori Thornton. I really enjoy it and you never know what genealogy topic will be discussed. Very educational. If you are interested in this particular one there is a Facebook Group that has the details. Revolutionary War, Researching Enslaved, Migration and other's success stories or brickwall brainstorming are just a few of the topics.I've enjoyed.
My plan for this year is to continue what I'm doing because it seems to be working. Keep on keeping on!
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Direct Link: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5Q-NWSV?i=3&cat=450764
Monday, November 23, 2020
Information from the last pages of the 1836 Tax List of Williamson Co. TN
Persons listed at the end of the 1836 Tax list of Williamson County Tennessee as having been purchasers of bills, bonds notes etc.
William Harrison Capital 500 Tax .42 1/2
Harrison & Griffin Capital 1000 Tax 1.23
William B Carpenter Capital 800 Tax 1.00
Joseph Tennisson Capital 2000 Tax 2.50
Theodrick Carter Capital 1472.64 Tax 1.84
Charles W Womack Capital 1500 Tax 1.87 1/2
Fountain B Carter Capital 817.87 Tax 1.02
William Hadley Capital 5974.85 Tax 7.47
Stephen Nolen Capital 2450.84 Tax 3.06
Nathan Jackson Capital 1900.00 Tax 2.37 1/2
Samuel Perkins Capital 6850.00 Tax (Blank)
Land, Town Lots, Slaves or Pleasure Carriages 5 cents per $100 value(10 cents per $100 if liable for double tax)
Free Polls at 12 1/2 cents each(25 cents if liable for double tax)
Online at FamilySearch.org Film 456077 DGS 7895998 Image 212 of 777
Direct Link: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-VP3M?i=211&cat=234786
Monday, November 09, 2020
- The Day Passenger Train from Nashville, at 4.30 A.M., Connects at Wartrace with Shelbyville train at 8.05 A.M., and with Western and Atlantic R R at Chattanooga R.R. at 2 P.M.
- The Night Passenger Train from Nashville at 8 P.M., connects at Wartrace with Shelbyville train at 6.10 P. M. with McMinnville and Manchester Railroad at Tullahoma at 7.04 P.M., and Memphis and Charleston R.R. at Stevenson at 10.35 P.M.
- The Day Passenger Train from Chattanooga, at 8.45 A.M., connects with McMinnville and Manchester R. R. at Tullahoma at 2.44 P.M., and with Shelbyville train at Wartrace at 3.50 P.M.
- The Night Passenger Train from Chattanooga at 7.14 connects with Memphis and Charleston R. R. at Stevenson at 10.12 P.M.
Sunday, November 08, 2020
17th Jul 1853 edition page 4 imaged at https://www.newspapers.com/
The Express Passenger and Mail Train leaves Nashville daily at 5 o'clock A.M connecting at Decherd's at 10 o'clock, with Carter, Sims & Co.'s daily line of Coaches for Huntsville Ala, and at Tennessee Bridge at 12 o'clock, noon with mail boats for Chattanooga. Passengers by this Train have half an hour at Wartrace for breakfast; and if going to Chattanooga or Huntsville, reach their destination the same evening.
The Accommodation Train leaves Nashville daily(Sundays excepted) for Wartrace at half past 2 o'clock P.M., connecting at Wartrace at 6 o'clock P.M. with branch Train for Shelbyville--which train also makes a connection with the Express Train at Wartrace at 8 o'clock in the morning--so that Passengers can go direct from Nashville to Shelbyville, morning and evening, by taking either the Express or Accommodation Train as may be preferred.
Arrival of Trains
Accommodation daily at 10 o'clock, A.M.(Sundays excepted)
We have established the above office for the sale of tickets to all stations on the N & C. R. R., and through tickets to the points above named, in order to avoid the hurry and confusion always occurring in procuring tickets at the Depot before the departure of a Train.
The location is central and convenient for all and the office open from 6 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night. Therefore Passengers who neglect supplying themselves with the Tickets will be charged 20 percent over the cost of them on the Cars.
H. L Anderson, Supt N and C.R.R.