Tumbling Creek
J Cotter

Keller, TX

#81 Dec 21, 2012
Looking for ancestors of Rogers/Rodgers, Walkers, Bryants, Goodwin in Humphreys county Tennessee. This may be an odd place to place genealogy but I need help finding these people.
My personal email is [email protected]
Thank you
Briar Cove Joe

Kernersville, NC

#82 Apr 1, 2013
Kathy Shearer wrote:
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James -- I am writing a book about the men who worked for Stuart Land & Cattle Co., and their families. I am collecting stories and pictures for this history. Does your dad live in southwest Virginia now? I live at Emory.
Kathy, My Dad worked for the Stuart Land & Cattle Co. His name was Lawrence Chapman and we lived in the log cabin between the switchbacks and Laurel Bed. I was born in that cabin in June of 1936. My Dad has spoken often of John Dye, Walter Stuart, and Charlie Johnson. We moved to Locust Cove when I was about three years old. I would love and opportunity to purchase a book that had information about the coves. My Dad passed away in 2010 at 94 years old. He was more of a man when he was 90 than I have ever been. I live in NC. My e-mail address is "[email protected]" I would love to hear from anyone about the cove.

tracy

Strawberry Plains, TN

#84 Jul 27, 2013
we just moved here,and would love to know more about what they call the old Jackson place. its were the creek meets the river.is that part of tumbling creek haunted.i would love to know any old stories about the place.
who knows

Lexington Park, MD

#85 Jul 30, 2013
I hear that mills feller in north holston knows something about it.
ColleyGirl

Charlottesville, VA

#86 Sep 23, 2013
My grandfather, Thomas J. Colley, was born & raised about a mile past Miss Ellie's Store on the right. We always called the place the John & Elizabeth Perkins house. This was his grandparents. There is a graveyard on the side of the hill behind the house. Does anyone know who is buried in that graveyard? My grandmother, Georgia Alice Goff Colley, was born and raised somewhere near the Mutter place on the creek in front of where Miss Ann had the store. Were there Indians in that area in the late 1800's? Does anyone know who is buried in the graveyard at the old Baptist Church where you turn up Aistrop Holler?
Youth not 4gotten

Mount Hope, WV

#87 Oct 29, 2013
As a kid I visited saltville and visited at boardwine & Moore store need any history and pics. Thanks, [email protected]
Susie

Greenville, AL

#88 Jan 23, 2014
ColleyGirl wrote:
My grandfather, Thomas J. Colley, was born & raised about a mile past Miss Ellie's Store on the right. We always called the place the John & Elizabeth Perkins house. This was his grandparents. There is a graveyard on the side of the hill behind the house. Does anyone know who is buried in that graveyard? My grandmother, Georgia Alice Goff Colley, was born and raised somewhere near the Mutter place on the creek in front of where Miss Ann had the store. Were there Indians in that area in the late 1800's? Does anyone know who is buried in the graveyard at the old Baptist Church where you turn up Aistrop Holler?
The book "High on a wendy hill" gives all the names of the cemetaries in the area.
I have an older picture of the Sam Goff family. His wife was a Dinsmore.
There were indians in the early 1800's, My mother was born in 1916, when she was a small child, an elderly indian man came to the school house on Tumbling, he was looking for some of the relatives , many of the settlers married indian women. "Blackhawk" Colley was an indian. he's buried in the Baptist cemetary. As far as the cemetary, some of the graves were dug up to put in a septic tank, the William and Phoebe Taylor Eastridge graves, Phoebies sister, Mary Ellen Taylor whom was buried alive. Mary Ellen had a twin Sarah Helen, Mary Ellen had been in a coma state, after two weeks of not waking or responding, they thought she was dead. She was buried, Sarah Helen screamed all night that her sister wasn't dead, so at daylight the men folk went up and dug up the coffin, when the opened the lid, she was face down, her fingernails were torn off and her hair was pulled out...that was a very sad morning for the family. John Lewis Smith had a couple of children buried near them. There was a McElraft boy from ww1 buried in the cemetary, he was killed, his girlfriend was Cleo Allison, she never married....she once told me about him, when they were cleaning the Allison house out, I found her pictures and letters from him, auntie saved them all those years. There was the grave of the 7 year old Branson boy who drowned up in the cove on his way to get the cow for his mother. They lived on the now Henderson property. Mrs. Branson moved back over into Russell county after that death.
Susie

Greenville, AL

#89 Jan 23, 2014
tracy wrote:
we just moved here,and would love to know more about what they call the old Jackson place. its were the creek meets the river.is that part of tumbling creek haunted.i would love to know any old stories about the place.
My grandmother lived down in the area, near the Broady family (family before the Mutters) there was a ghost story about a girl who drowned there at the Broady hole near the Jackson house. Seems that a young lady in the 1700's was planning her wedding , she had made her dress and veil, there was a tree across the creek and she was a sleepwalker, they found her body floating and she was wearing her wedding dress and her vail, some claimed she could be seen from time to time. The Broady house stands on the site of the log cabin that she lived in. It was an old ghost story when grandma was a child. She didn't believe in ghosts, said they were evil spirits and not to be talked to by them, they are familiar spirits according to the Bible.
On the ridge above the Jackson house is a cemetary where the Goff's, Hendersons and others are buried, there was an Indian cemetary, when they went to bury Mrs. Goff, they had to move her grave, in digging they dug into an indian grave, so they buried her around the hill. The black dog has been seen in that area.
Susie

Greenville, AL

#90 Jan 23, 2014
In regard to the Colley land, it was across the river from the Mutter house, The Johnson lady married a Smith, he died and she married a Colley. There are Colleys over in Rich Valley. John Colley drove a school bus when I was a kid, and he purchased the place thru an escheat sale. I personally, with the help of Marie who worked at the clerks office, we researched the deed for Mr. Colley. There is the Johnson cemetary up there on the ridge, and an old house that was built by a Henderson man. The first Henderson house was up on the mountain above the Jackson house across from the cemetary. Mr. Henderson's sister put a note on the handle of his plow while he was home for lunch, telling him his wife was courtin, so he built the house across the river where the family couldn't cause so much trouble...the last family to live there was Roy Henderson and his family. It was handed down thru the family.
Grant Whittle

Opelika, AL

#91 Mar 25, 2014
I have heard that moonshiners used the headstones to blockade the road and to send a message to law enforcement about the risks associated with interfering with their operations. They then ended up piled on the side of the road and ultimately buried under the new road
valley child wrote:
vandals threw the tombstones in the road, some were broken and what were left were piled up on side of the road, when the road crew made the new road, they just buried them under.
Polly Ann

Hickory, NC

#92 May 23, 2014
I'd love to see further information about the Bowman who married the Native American--it seems to tie in with a family story my grandmother, who was born and raised on the North Fork, told, and which I'll share if anyone is interested. Does anyone know more about it, especially what the wife's name might have been and who might be descended from this couple? Are the Webbs related?
Info

Maryville, TN

#93 May 26, 2014
It's beautiful there
Sandra

Greenville, AL

#94 Aug 17, 2014
Grant Whittle wrote:
I have heard that moonshiners used the headstones to blockade the road and to send a message to law enforcement about the risks associated with interfering with their operations. They then ended up piled on the side of the road and ultimately buried under the new road
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They were not moonshiners and were just two grown men who failed to grow up. Moonshiners in an area are more respectable and maintain a low profile.
Anonymous

Greenville, SC

#95 Jan 11, 2015
grew up there wrote:
The area was owned by Whitney Fullen my great-great gradfather and all that was left in the original family was 1000 acres or less owned by different members of the family My Gradnfather Tommy Henderson had the left side of the cove and his sister Zella had the right she is gone now and My Grandfather sold his but still lives in the cove and we celebrated his 93 birthday the other day If anyone is wishing to speak about history I am sure he would be happy to tell you about what he has saw growing up there the slaves you talk about actually lived in Aistrop Holler and cars cove and would walk through Cars cove to go to work there was alos a one room school in the cove near the ranger station for all the kids to go to school
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My Wife is a grand daughter of Tommy's sister, Zella Henderson Johnson. Zella passed away in 1995 I think. Is Tommy still in Tumbling Creek or did he move to live with his daughter up north?
Debbie Snead

Elizabethton, TN

#96 Jul 28, 2015
It is so good to read this. My dad is Kedy Snead, and my Uncle was Claude. It is so nice to know people remember them. My Dad has been dead since May 30, 2000. We miss him and Claude so bad! They both loved Tumbling Creek for sure!
Lorraine

Berlin, MD

#100 Mar 29, 2016
Susie wrote:
In regard to the Colley land, it was across the river from the Mutter house, The Johnson lady married a Smith, he died and she married a Colley. There are Colleys over in Rich Valley. John Colley drove a school bus when I was a kid, and he purchased the place thru an escheat sale. I personally, with the help of Marie who worked at the clerks office, we researched the deed for Mr. Colley. There is the Johnson cemetary up there on the ridge, and an old house that was built by a Henderson man. The first Henderson house was up on the mountain above the Jackson house across from the cemetary. Mr. Henderson's sister put a note on the handle of his plow while he was home for lunch, telling him his wife was courtin, so he built the house across the river where the family couldn't cause so much trouble...the last family to live there was Roy Henderson and his family. It was handed down thru the family.

I was wondering who this is because I am a Colley
Lorraine

Berlin, MD

#101 Mar 29, 2016
ColleyGirl wrote:
My grandfather, Thomas J. Colley, was born & raised about a mile past Miss Ellie's Store on the right. We always called the place the John & Elizabeth Perkins house. This was his grandparents. There is a graveyard on the side of the hill behind the house. Does anyone know who is buried in that graveyard? My grandmother, Georgia Alice Goff Colley, was born and raised somewhere near the Mutter place on the creek in front of where Miss Ann had the store. Were there Indians in that area in the late 1800's? Does anyone know who is buried in the graveyard at the old Baptist Church where you turn up Aistrop Holler?
My name is Lorraine Colley and they were my grandparents. I am trying to place who you are so tell me who were your parents
Suzie

Greenville, AL

#103 Apr 3, 2016
Lorraine wrote:
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My name is Lorraine Colley and they were my grandparents. I am trying to place who you are so tell me who were your parents
Yes Lorraine there were Indians in the area, they were taken to reservations on the trail of tears.
My great great grandfather Jackie Webb married half Indian Anne Bowman, daughter of Samuel Bowman and Elizabeth Smith. When they took the Indians out, he was working and come home to find them, Anne and his children, gone. He overtook them in Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest child, a baby had died and Anne was very sick. It took two weeks for her to recover from the fever before he could bring his family back to Washington County.

There were Indians living in what is now Carrs Cove in the 1719, it was then Chief Kiahs cove. That is on an early 1700s map of Washington County that use to be in the historical society. Last time I was there looking for information that I'd found years earlier, couldn't find it. The Washington County Library has much information. Deeds and Records had the old deeds, wills , deaths, marriages, births and a book of bonds.

If you're looking for burial sites and cemeteries, the book in the Washington County Library and Historical society*"""High on a Windy Hill """* answers that. It's got most of the cemeteries listed and names of those buried there.
Suzie

Greenville, AL

#104 Apr 3, 2016
Lorraine wrote:
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My name is Lorraine Colley and they were my grandparents. I am trying to place who you are so tell me who were your parents
If you need information on the Colley's, you need to get in touch with Kim Allison Eller, she has the history of the Colley's. Her grandmother was Hettie Taylor Colley married to Thomas Colley.
Suzie

Greenville, AL

#105 Apr 3, 2016
Polly Ann wrote:
I'd love to see further information about the Bowman who married the Native American--it seems to tie in with a family story my grandmother, who was born and raised on the North Fork, told, and which I'll share if anyone is interested. Does anyone know more about it, especially what the wife's name might have been and who might be descended from this couple? Are the Webbs related?
Samuel Bowman was married to Elizabeth Smith, his family was massacred at the Crab Orchard settlement where the museum is in Tazewell county. The two children who were not massacred was Anne and Alexander, they were at the home of their grandmother and aunts on Beartown Mountain. Anne Bowman, daughter of Samuel married John "Jackie" Webb.
They lived down in Rich Valley near the North Fork of the Holston.
Samuel was buried on the North Fork of the Holston on the Amish property across the swinging bridge on what was the Thompson property at the home of a daughter who married a Thompson. The Keene family lived there, don't know if they've sold it and moved on or if David Keene is still there. The Brannon's were also related, descendants of Samuel.

After the massacar, Samuel moved to Tennessee and remarried, had other children.

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