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Since: Jun 11

Parkersburg, WV

#1 Jun 11, 2011
New to this site (topix) and I am currently writing a book on my family, The Gents of Cumberland Gap.

I intend to travel to Middlesboro in July or August of this year to see if my grandmother (Gladys Ayres Gent)House is still standing and get some pictures of the house, Hignite Hollow and Fonde mountain area.

My last trip there was for Granny Gents funeral in 2003.
I woud like to speak with any of the Gent/Ayers family who lived or knows about them in Noetown near at the end of "Gent Lane".

Thanks.
I Knew Some Of Them

Evarts, KY

#2 Jun 11, 2011
Hi I knew some of your family and I hate to tell you but I do think your grandmothers house burned a couple weeks ago.I’m sorry…

Since: Jun 11

Parkersburg, WV

#3 Jun 11, 2011
Really, Man that is a real bummer! I have very fond memories of that place. She always made homemade biscuts and had homemade jam! In the back, my dad and I were cutting down some of the weeds and found a 49 willys jeep! But the Gents were notorious for "just parking" a car if it quit running! The apple tree in the back is where "Blackie" earned his other nickname "Bonk" (yeah an apple fell out of the tree hit his head and went BONK) and my dad and his brothers (all of them, really girls also) thought it was harlarious!
Thats to bad, a bit of my life just died hearing that news!

But there is still the mountain and some other things to take picturs of to put in the book. I write better when I am surrounded by my history.

Does anyone know if you can still go out to Hignite and up the hollow? Or should I get in contact with Consol?
I Know Some Of Them

Evarts, KY

#4 Jun 11, 2011
You can still go up hignite they are still working up there but you can still ride up through there…good luck if I can help any more please let me know…..

Since: Jun 11

Parkersburg, WV

#5 Jun 11, 2011
Thank you. I thought "Blackie" still lived there? I have a lot of history from my dad, pictures and coal mining stuff he had (he was not a miner, just some stuff from his dad Fred). But I would love to get with Blackie or Johnny Angel, for some refesher history (My dad passed in 1982) and Granny Passed in '03 and I have only been back one time since then (before this project)

interesting side note; I was doing a family tree and someone else had done one also, and they were from speedwell TN., I know this site goes by IP so ....well there you have it.

P.S. If possible, and not necessary at all, I would be very interested in speaking with you in a more secured setting...but only if you are interested. Or perhaps you may pass this on to one of the Gents. as I said I am writing a book and I am going to attempt to "unsnarl" some myths and suppositions about the family. If you are agreeable then a PM may be the way to go.

Thank you again!
Genealogy

Harrogate, TN

#6 Jun 11, 2011
Gently wrote:
New to this site (topix) and I am currently writing a book on my family, The Gents of Cumberland Gap.
I intend to travel to Middlesboro in July or August of this year to see if my grandmother (Gladys Ayres Gent)House is still standing and get some pictures of the house, Hignite Hollow and Fonde mountain area.
My last trip there was for Granny Gents funeral in 2003.
I woud like to speak with any of the Gent/Ayers family who lived or knows about them in Noetown near at the end of "Gent Lane".
Thanks.
Have you seen the Book "Old Speedwell Families" Revised and Updated by Lawrence Edwards and Joy Edwards Davis? It has about 17 Gents and 12 Ayers in this book.You will find 2 books in the Historial Room at the Middlesboro Library.There is also Speedwell thought 200 years by Bonnie Page.these books are very helpful.I have done research on my family for over 25 yrs and a lot of them are from the Speedwell area and Middlesboro.Good Lucky
I Know Some Of Them

Mary Alice, KY

#7 Jun 11, 2011
Bart Gent is Johnny’s son and he is in the phone book the …..
P Gent Lysack

United States

#8 Apr 3, 2012
I have been thinking alot and dreaming alot about are time with the Gents when we traveled from afar.
I remember them Gent men sitting on the back porch of Granny;s house and we had to clean up spoiled apples or be whipped! Granny always came to are rescue. God how I miss them all as I am getting older to. Dad used to talk to use about him being the oldest and having to help Grandpa with mining-
I have really been thinking alot about the wonderful feeling we had in that house-even though we were the spoiled city kids when we visited! haha
No running water or inside bathroom!
Love You!

I have gone on to look to see what happened to the Burnside's house at 728 Exter Ave.
What do you know of this? Is it still standing? What memories there too.
I Knew Some Of Them

Cawood, KY

#9 Apr 3, 2012
Are you talking about Mo and Patty Burnside ?? If it is the same family I use to babysit for them a long time ago …….LOL I just saw Mo and Patty this past weekend …………..
P Gent Lysack

United States

#10 Apr 4, 2012
No I mean Mo's parents who were my grandparents.

Mo and Patty are my aunt and uncle.

Daphne, AL
I Knew Some Of Them

Evarts, KY

#11 Apr 4, 2012
Oh ok I never knew Mo's parents saw them a few times when I was babysitting but thats all,they were nice people always nice to me when I saw them......I hope you find out more about what you are looking for .........
P Gent Lysack

United States

#12 Apr 5, 2012
I will. Hope to go there soon and see them!
it happens

Pineville, KY

#13 Apr 5, 2012
P Gent Lysack wrote:
I will. Hope to go there soon and see them!
what ever happen to good ol ed gent. last i heard he was arrested for breaking into some old mans house to rob him of his meds. has anybody heard what has happen of him sence.

Since: Jun 11

Parkersburg, WV

#14 Apr 6, 2012
Dont know any "ED" Gent, as granny used to say...."He must be from the other side of the mountain" she maintained until her death that those "other" Gents were not related. well after review she was a bit incorrect.

Anyhow P.Lysack any plans in the near future? Moms birthday is coming up in June and Cheryl wants to have a meeting on monday to make plans for her birthday I think here, but I will lobby for Somewhere in Middlesboro, maybe mo and patty's house, or perhaps the park I dont know yet for sure.
interested here too

Mount Sterling, KY

#15 Apr 6, 2012
Please send a way to PM you Gently
it happens

Pineville, KY

#16 Apr 6, 2012
Gently wrote:
Dont know any "ED" Gent, as granny used to say...."He must be from the other side of the mountain" she maintained until her death that those "other" Gents were not related. well after review she was a bit incorrect.
Anyhow P.Lysack any plans in the near future? Moms birthday is coming up in June and Cheryl wants to have a meeting on monday to make plans for her birthday I think here, but I will lobby for Somewhere in Middlesboro, maybe mo and patty's house, or perhaps the park I dont know yet for sure.
ED or eddie gent is the brother to tim and bart gent

Since: Jun 11

Parkersburg, WV

#17 Apr 7, 2012
interested here too wrote:
Please send a way to PM you Gently
well, you could send a PM to Topix I think clicking on my info should let you PM me.

Also P Gent Lysack, do the same.

If it does not work let me know in this forum and I will figure out something else.

Since: Jun 11

Parkersburg, WV

#18 Apr 7, 2012
it happens wrote:
<quoted text>ED or eddie gent is the brother to tim and bart gent
Isn't Tim Gent Johnny Angle's son? I have talked with Bart, but I am not sure. Anyhoo I have not actually met any of the third generation yet. I look forward to that but I have not been in Middlesboro for a while. Going to try to make it down maybe in July or August (I hope).
P Gent Lysack

United States

#19 Apr 9, 2012
Thanks for remining me about the phone call I have a Bd meeting to go tonight.

It would be great idea for Middlesboro, closer for me! But will see. Would really like to look at both homes. Been having great memories of them!
relative

United States

#20 Apr 21, 2012
Gently, Are you uncle Vernon's child?

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