I have been visiting Fentress County for a decade plus. I have a friend who is trying to locate a civil war cemetery in the Wilder Mountain Development. He says it was off one of those side roads in there. Had a big mulch pile. Maybe was a former sawmill site nearby the cemetery? Does anyone know of such a place? I have searched extensively online, but I am already realizing the resources online are incomplete. Thanks in advance. You can email any answers or info to dkoogler@gmail dot com Thanks again. Love that beautiful and fascinating county and its rich history. Dana Bee
I am a national playwright who lives in Knoxville, TN. I am currently writing a one-man play on the life of Sgt. Alvin York: WWI Hero. I would be interested in any information anyone might have. I would also be interested in any venues that might be interested in bringing in the play for a performance. Please contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have finally seen a picture of my gr. grandmother and now I am trying to find out how she died and where she is buried. Any help is appreciated! Her name is Sarah Hardin Wilson 7/1887 - 6/16/1915 is the info I have. Her husband was Adam A Wilson and her parents were Randall and America (Hatfield) Hardin.
Hello! I recently made a trip to Jamestown to visit the library and the Wilson-Pennycuff Cemetery. My grandfather was James Oakley Wilson, son of Adam A Wilson (a school teacher) and his father was Eli Wilson. I am looking for any information on them. Also Adam's first wife was Sarah J. Hardin Wilson (daughter of Randolph and America (Hatfield) Hardin) I would love to have any and all information possible on Sarah. I have never even seen a picture of her. I would love to know what she looked like! Thank you!! e-mail email@example.com also on facebook under Lisa Downs-Davis
I LOVE this website! My maternal grandmom's family (Millard J Winningham, son of Seth Winningham) all lived in Fentress and Overton Counties. I am looking for a picture of Seth and his 2nd wife, Susie Elizabeth Beaty. Seth died in 1913 and Susie "Bettie" in 1946. Thank you!
I would like to purchase the History of Fentress County printed in 1987. Does anyone have one for sell? If you do or know of somebody that might please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook at Shawna Russell Sibley.
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Direct descendant of Coonrod Pile who lived in Pall Mall, and died in 1849. Coonrod to Jacob to Johnson to Jessie Wilson Pile to Guly Pyle Massey to Margaret Massey Cook to Clyde J. Cook to me. So am 8th generation from Coonrod. Recently helped revive Pyle/Pile reunion for the Texas group (Jessie W. Pile's descendants and those of some of his siblings). JWP moved to Hunt Co., TX, before Civil War, left, returned there after the war, had 13 children. This group began holding reunions in late 1800's, which continued thru the mid-1980's. Nice to find your website!
Hi, My name is Michelle Singleton White. My connection to Fentress is through my Grandfather, Samuel Proctor Bertram. His Father was Jacob Bertram and his Mother was Nancy Rohanna (Hane) Upchurch. Jacob's Father was James Christopher Bertram who married Sally Franklin and Hane's parents were James Calvin Upchurch and Jane Vira Frogge.
My GG Grandfather James Pennycough 1842, was from, born and raised around Jamestown, Tn, he volunteered joined on the side of the Union assigned to CO.D in the 1st Mtd.Infantry Regiment Tn. 11th Calvary.during the Civil War. Any information I could find out about him would be so appreciated. Family legend says that he had to leave there in a rush
My grandfather, Elmer Ewell Crabtree, was born in Pall Mall in 1896 & his father, Stokely, was born in Fentress County in 1870. Hoping to come visit the area as soon as we are able. Thanks for the great website.
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I am collecting, organizing and preserving Robbins family genealogical information for Our Family Records.
My mother was a Beaty and my father was a Stephens so I am related to just about everyone in Fentress County one way or another.
My parents are Edna (Cravens) Turner and the late Clayton Turner of Fentress County.
My father was Paul Edward Barnett, son of Henry and Emma Barnett. Dad was born near Rotten Fork. His sister Genva Davis lived in Pall Mall.
POGUE & THOMPSON My grandmother, Stella Louse Pogue Masngale, child of James Thomas. Pogue & Melvina Thompson was born in Pogue a Hollow near Wolf River , James Thomas Pogue was the son of Solomon Pogue & Eliza Grooms. Melvina Thompson was born to Elswick Thompson and Nancy Brown.
Hello, I have been able to track my ancestors to Fentress county thru 1800's land records but that is as far as I have been able to get. My great grandfather was John Petty his father was William petty. I do have a copy of a record with the kids names on it showing that in the mid to late 1800's one of the Petty daughters was married to a Beaty and another was married to a Pennycuff . If you have any information or suggestions on where I could search I would love to hear from you please. Thank you
My Greer line lived in Fentress Co. for many years and worked the land near Pall Mall for several generations. I would love to visit TN but we still haven't made it yet.Such a beautiful state, I wish my relatives had all stayed their. Thank You
I was born in 1951 on porter hoods place. there`s a lumber yard there now. related to cravens, threats,pullens.