Cove Lake, Campbell County TN
This site documents our ongoing research into our family beginnings.
Our data is far from complete and is not all verified.
The families documented in the mepratt tree include Merrill's
family- Pratts, Smiths, Crenshaws, Jewett, James, Scott,
Flint, Peavey, Allyn, Fitch, Bissell, Phelps, Marks, Nurse,
Ticknor, and Cummings among others. These families come
from New England and Alabama with some from Virginia, and
North and South Carolina.
The families documented in the swmpratt tree
for Suzanne's side include Williams, Ramsey, Free, Ault, Queen, Rhodes,
Smith, Hampton, Merritt, Ford, Huff, Woodward, Stanfield, Spickard,
and Thomas as well as others. The primary families settled
primarily in Campbell County, Tennessee. Other families
settled in Knoxville, Tennessee after migration from Virginia,
North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Other families included are McClain, Sharp, Buckner, Livingston, Peters,
DeBard, Goss, etc. which are my oldest children's family from their father's
side. These families migrated to East Tennessee from Kentucky, Virginia,
and North Carolina.
Wanted - Any additions, leads, corrections,
photos or documents welcomed. Additionally, if you know of any family
stories about any of the individuals posted, please send
them to us for inclusion in the data. Thanks to all who
have contributed photos! The pictures really add to the site.
We have tried to document within the data all the many
people who have helped us in our research endeavors. If you are not named
here, please do not think that your contribution is unnoticed or unappreciated;
it is just impossible to remember all the many people who have helped.
Special thanks goes to Ernest Johnston, Maureen Nelson,
Gayle Cross, Beatrice McClain Pope, Carol Peterson, and Bill Adams for
their assistance, their encouragement, and their critical review.
And of course, thanks to my grandmother, Ethel Nelson,
who started me on my quest when she helped me fill out the family tree
in a new Bible back many years ago. To her and to all who have gone before
us, this site is dedicated.
Pedigrees for main lines in the family include charts
for any of these relatives:
Edward Pratt of Prattville Alabama,
Adelaide Smith of Prattville Alabama,
Marks of Montgomery Alabama,
Edith Smith Pratt of Montgomery Alabama,
Ethel Jones of LaFollette and Knoxville Tennessee,
Mynatt Nelson of LaFollette and Knoxville Tennessee,
Baxter Williams of Knoxville Tennessee.
Links to primary individuals with extra documents
Most of the family tree data is from (a) recollections,
bible records, and other various records of the immediate families,
(b) original sources, both primary and secondary, such as census
records, death certificates, wills, birth records, marriage records,
pension applications, and (c) published family trees of other
individuals, focusing on those with detailed notes and identified
sources. This site includes source references for most items of data,
citing either another researcher or an original source.
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