Free Woods: 19th century community unique in area
A little known, yet fascinating crevice in the racial landscape of America once existed deep in the forests south of Knoxville in Franklin County.
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#1 Feb 19, 2011
My grandfather was Douglas lee miller and brother to jesse miller and marshal miller. My father has picks from the early 1900s of native American and blacks from this community. My grandmother Mary met my grandfather in the area she was a school teacher. I would love to see a complete family tree if anyone has one.
#3 Jul 13, 2013
I just heard of this town today. I would love to know more. Our family surnames of former slaves from the Knoxville, Kirby, Roxie, Applewhite, and Meadville were Hunt, Ray, Caston, and Mason to name a few. [email protected]
#4 Nov 5, 2016
I just found this article yesterday. For years I have tried to find something on my family history from here. I'm a Havard. I think the Tom Havard they talk about in this story is my Great Grandfather. My Grandfather is James Havard aka BJ for baby James. I would love to get some copies of pics from someone willing to share there history from here. My mom knows only a little because kids weren't allowed to lusten to adults talk.
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