empty graves is it true

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glider

Canada

#1 Oct 9, 2010
A show on tbs called bones a actor on the show said in pikeville tn a man dug up graves an they were empty where this come from

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#2 Oct 9, 2010
*twirls his mustache* Twasn't me, see, you'll never prove it, see, it was Jonsey yea that's the ticket.
glider wrote:
A show on tbs called bones a actor on the show said in pikeville tn a man dug up graves an they were empty where this come from
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#3 Oct 9, 2010
it was just a tv show,on bones, woman in the garden,,total fiction,the name pikeville tn is used by writers,i would say because of swaffords book bloody bledsoe.it does got a small town ring to it.
wondering

Albany, KY

#4 Oct 10, 2010
hillbilly wrote:
it was just a tv show,on bones, woman in the garden,,total fiction,the name pikeville tn is used by writers,i would say because of swaffords book bloody bledsoe.it does got a small town ring to it.
So what does everyone think about the book "Bloody Bledsoe" and what do you believe?
Working Man

Dunlap, TN

#5 Oct 10, 2010
Where can you buy the book ?
missing link

Winter Springs, FL

#6 Oct 26, 2010
Working Man wrote:
Where can you buy the book ?
the library did have them.
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#7 Oct 27, 2010
do you know bledsoe county was so famous in the 30s that a ww2 ship was named for it..not sure how bledsoe county got the name bloody bledsoe..but i have heard it came about,when the uss bledsoe county,landed on the normady beach on d day,in ww2..i have heard that when it landed,it saved many lives,it was one of only a few that made it..
Navy Man

Dunlap, TN

#8 Oct 27, 2010
hillbilly wrote:
do you know bledsoe county was so famous in the 30s that a ww2 ship was named for it..not sure how bledsoe county got the name bloody bledsoe..but i have heard it came about,when the uss bledsoe county,landed on the normady beach on d day,in ww2..i have heard that when it landed,it saved many lives,it was one of only a few that made it..
FYI Hillbilly:
USS LST-356 was built for the United States Navy during World War II. She earned three battle stars during the war and was decommissioned in July 1946. In July 1955, she was assigned the name USS Bledsoe County LST-356 in honor of Bledsoe County, Tennessee, but never saw active service under that name.
Navy Man

Dunlap, TN

#9 Oct 27, 2010
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#10 Oct 27, 2010
do you know why she was named bledsoe county..she did operate as LST-356,,all ships operated under assigned numbers as i under stand it,,i did find a photo in the navy records from the invasion of Normandy that shows bledsoe painted on the boat,,how and why was it there..i have always been interested in its history,,what i know about it came from a old man at sale creek,that served on it..he has been dead several years,,and of course as a young man i never paid to much attn to what was said about it..but him and another guy that served on a battle ship in the same invasion used to talk about it..i know my dad was on land when the battle ship was firing,and when the tank carrier landed,the tanks saved them..far as i know all the crew members are now gone..the old man who served on the battle ship is still alive,and living with his daughter in ok.but is in bad health,and will not live much longer..he is all most 90 now,it is my wife grand father..
hot chick

Dunlap, TN

#11 Oct 27, 2010
hillbilly wrote:
do you know why she was named bledsoe county..she did operate as LST-356,,all ships operated under assigned numbers as i under stand it,,i did find a photo in the navy records from the invasion of Normandy that shows bledsoe painted on the boat,,how and why was it there..i have always been interested in its history,,what i know about it came from a old man at sale creek,that served on it..he has been dead several years,,and of course as a young man i never paid to much attn to what was said about it..but him and another guy that served on a battle ship in the same invasion used to talk about it..i know my dad was on land when the battle ship was firing,and when the tank carrier landed,the tanks saved them..far as i know all the crew members are now gone..the old man who served on the battle ship is still alive,and living with his daughter in ok.but is in bad health,and will not live much longer..he is all most 90 now,it is my wife grand father..
Bledsoe is the name of the man that first settled in pikeville.Smiple and a fact!!
Navy Man

Dunlap, TN

#12 Oct 27, 2010
Kid of odd that you would see a pic of a ship named Bledsoe at Normandy in 1944 but the Navy didn't name the ship USS Bledsoe until 1955. Strange how things like that happen. Hmmmm.

Check out the link above. The last picture on that page was taken in 1943 and all it had was 356 on the side. I don't doubt that this ship saved lives and you may know men who were on it. However, the fact still remains that the men didn't get off a ship named USS Bledsoe at Normandy. They got off the LST-356 that became USS Bledsoe eleven years later.
Navy Man

Dunlap, TN

#13 Oct 27, 2010
Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from land that was formerly Indian Land as well as land carved from Roane County. The county was named for Anthony Bledsoe, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler of Sumner County.

The county was dubbed "Bloody Bledsoe" due to all the violence in the early 1900s. The violence stemmed from moonshine bootleggers, and men who decided to take the law into their own hands from time to time. If you read the three-book series by Tom Swafford "The Swafford-Tollett Feud" "Moonshine Man - The Life of Church Lester" and "Whiskey Wars - The Life of Jim Hamilton". Those three book will tell all about how Bledsoe got the nickname "Bloody Bledsoe".

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#14 Oct 27, 2010
This 'Bledsoe' guy was a bastard. He used Native Americans as target practice.
Navy Man wrote:
Bledsoe County was formed in 1807 from land that was formerly Indian Land as well as land carved from Roane County. The county was named for Anthony Bledsoe, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and was an early settler of Sumner County.
The county was dubbed "Bloody Bledsoe" due to all the violence in the early 1900s. The violence stemmed from moonshine bootleggers, and men who decided to take the law into their own hands from time to time. If you read the three-book series by Tom Swafford "The Swafford-Tollett Feud" "Moonshine Man - The Life of Church Lester" and "Whiskey Wars - The Life of Jim Hamilton". Those three book will tell all about how Bledsoe got the nickname "Bloody Bledsoe".
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#15 Oct 28, 2010
Navy Man wrote:
Kid of odd that you would see a pic of a ship named Bledsoe at Normandy in 1944 but the Navy didn't name the ship USS Bledsoe until 1955. Strange how things like that happen. Hmmmm.
Check out the link above. The last picture on that page was taken in 1943 and all it had was 356 on the side. I don't doubt that this ship saved lives and you may know men who were on it. However, the fact still remains that the men didn't get off a ship named USS Bledsoe at Normandy. They got off the LST-356 that became USS Bledsoe eleven years later.
the boat was sponsored by mrs.harold parker,was this lady from bledsoe county..my question is,why was this boat named bledsoe county,the only boat in history named after a county..i know the offical history of when the boat was named, but not why it was named,and as you may know in ww2 boats and planes often had nick names,applied by the crews.i have never found any information.on how it got its name..
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#16 Oct 28, 2010
what is even more amazing the navy sold it for scrap,but its still sailing today under a different name..i think thats odd in itself,,like the boat that wont die.
hillbilly

Pikeville, TN

#17 Oct 28, 2010
Navy Man wrote:
Kid of odd that you would see a pic of a ship named Bledsoe at Normandy in 1944 but the Navy didn't name the ship USS Bledsoe until 1955. Strange how things like that happen. Hmmmm.
Check out the link above. The last picture on that page was taken in 1943 and all it had was 356 on the side. I don't doubt that this ship saved lives and you may know men who were on it. However, the fact still remains that the men didn't get off a ship named USS Bledsoe at Normandy. They got off the LST-356 that became USS Bledsoe eleven years later.
my understanding is she was nick named bledsoe county,,then they started calling her bloody bledsoe, because the boats gunners was shooting down more planes in a battle,than the battle ship was.like i say all i know is the old stories i heard,,and i heard these stories before swafford wrote his book.

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