Tag Archives: Clinch River

When Your Family Tree Becomes All Hung Up

There are several places up my family tree where I’m completely stuck when it comes to figuring out the preceding generation. Some of these places will continue to be dead ends since documents just don’t exist. Others are possible to … Continue reading

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Dodging Bullets in the Graveyard

I was enthralled at what I found. There were the graves of my ancestors. At least three generations of them, stones perfectly preserved, I was happy to take pictures and move among the graves with a sense that I was on holy ground. Continue reading

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The Flood of 1977

It’s been thirty-six years since the rivers showed their mighty power. It was a long and snow-filled winter.  We used up every built-in snow day the school system had, and were expecting to go pretty far past the original last … Continue reading

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Coal Memories

Our family heated the house with a coal furnace.  The furnace was a whole-house forced-air heating method.  The furnace was in the dug-out basement.  The house was built before the basement was dug.  My grandfather was working at the Kingsport … Continue reading

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