Volume 2, Number 8, Summer 1966
We have microfilm copies for U. S. census for all counties in Tennessee from 1830 through 1880 in the Library at the Tennessee Technological University. In as much as many people in the White River Valley had their origin in Tennessee, I will be glad to check our records, without charge, for any one that will give me the name of the county (and district, if possible) where the ancestor lived.
Louis Johnson, Jr.
Tennessee Tech, Box 106-A
Cookeville, Tennessee, 38501
Mrs. Carlos W. Day, Rockford, Tenn.: My mother, Mrs. Pearl Rumley, lives in California. We are proud of ancestors who helped to settle Taney County. My great grandfather was John Jones who emigrated from here in Tennessee (Decatur County) in the fall of 1857. His father was Allen Jones, an early settler of Tennessee. Most of our information comes from two books by S. C. Turnbo. He was an uncle of my mother.
"These books contain many early-day stories of the Ozarks. I think they may be the property of the Springfield Art Museum. I would enjoy to copy and send some of these.
"My grandfather in the White River country was Rufus Martin Jones, married to a Turnbo and she was an Onstott on her mothers side. Henry Onstott was a cooper and his shop and residence are a part of the Lincolns New Salem Museum, as he settled there in 1830.
I am not a native Tennessean, but the first to find her way back since Great grandfather left. My mother has visited us. This hill country near the Smoky mountains reminds her of her childhood in the Ozarks at Protem."
(Do copy the stories and send to the quarterly.. jrm)
"There is lots of unwritten history of another school house, one about as "Pleasant Hill, better known as the "Carney School." The school house is long since gone. It burned in the 20s, maybe 1923 or 1924. I have an uncle, age 84, Thomas J. Carney who lives about 6 miles south of Crane, and a cousin Adison Carney living somewhere in Oakland, Calif., he is 80 years old. They both have excellent memories. So I might help in a minor way to get some material."
Please do - j.r.m. ed.
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