I have been doing Arney, family research for 35 years, and I have never heard the mention of Peter Arney's Journal, have any of you?
I was sent an email, who stated that one of her relatives, had seen Peter Arney's Journal, and that it talked about Peter Arney running away after being bound to John Fullenwider (Fulenwider), in 1787, to live with family in Virginia.
Should this journal be found, it would explain, why Peter Arney left Lincoln County, North Carolina, and went to Wythe County, Virginia. Where he met and married his Wife, Margaret (Surname/Maiden name, unknown).
Now, the person also stated, that she confronted the family, that "supposedly" had this journal, and they claim they have never seen it.
Has anyone else heard this story, about Peter Arney's Journal?Thank you, for your time, consideration, and cooperation, I truly appreciate it.
My Arney family, in Tennessee, begins with the family Patriarch, Peter Arney.
Peter Arney, arrived in the Cumberland area between Kentucky and Tennessee, around 1799.
1799 - Smith County formed from Sumner County, Tennessee
1801 - Jackson County formed from Smith County, Tennessee
1806 - Overton County formed from Jackson County, Tennessee
Peter Arney's name, can be found on an 1801 Tennessee Petition, to halt the annexation of Smith & Wilson Counties to create a new county. This petition failed, due to the fact that, Jackson County was created from Smith County anyway.
Peter Arney's name, can next be found, on the 1802 Jackson County, Tennessee Tax List.
September 1814, Peter Arney purchases 300 acres of land (on which he is already residing), in Overton County, from John Sevier.
1820, Peter Arney's name, appears on the 1820 US Federal Census, State of Tennessee, Overton County.
(the 1st Official US Census, conducted for Tennessee)
Peter Arney died in August, 1845, in Overton County, Tennessee.
In 1865, at the end of the American Civil War, the Overton County Courthouse was burned down, destroying hundreds of documents, including birth/baptism records, marriage records, tax lists, etc.
Therefore, crucial records of this family, prior to 1865, were lost.
In 1942-43, the Corps of Engineers, were charged with the grim task of digging up and moving graves, in preparation for the creation of Dale Hollow Lake.
Much of the area, where Dale Hollow Lake would be created, was once where the Arney family originally lived. Many of their ancestors were buried on those grounds, that were to be covered by water. Their lands, the towns in which they lived in or near, etc. were to be lost forever (Lillydale, Willow Grove, etc.).
When it came to digging up graves, to move them to higher grounds (i.e. cemeteries elsewhere), families were given a choice, either they could leave their loved ones graves where they were (undisturbed), or allow them to be dug up (free of charge) by the Corps of Engineers. When the Corps of Engineers went onto land (not actually designated a true cemetery), if there was more than one grave, they (Corps of Engineers) labeled it themselves, as a "cemetery". They found 3 such areas, when it came to my Arney family, therefore there were officially 3 separate "Arney Cemeteries". The majority of these graves, were marked simply with metal crosses pained white, with no identifiable features to know the name of the person buried beneath it. Therefore, the majority of Arney graves that were moved were titled/labeled, "unknown graves".
I seek to find, what I term, "DTP" (Definitive Tangible Proof), of my Arney families existence, in Tennessee.
Obviously, not being able to identify grave markers, is a great hinderance, and huge setback.
Then with the loss of records, from the Overton County Courthouse fire, an even greater setback.
How anyone, has been able to tie individual to individual, prior to the 1850 US Federal Census, is beyond me.
Any help you can provide, will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, for your time, consideration, and cooperation, I truly appreciate it.
I am looking for information about Tine Smith (various spellings of first name exist). She was born April 1863 in Tennessee. According to the 1900 US Census she was living with the William Tinsley family in Tinsley"s Bottom as a day laborer. Tinsley's Bottom is located on the edges of Jackson and Clay County, TN. She had an infant son there also, named Amos Smith (my grandfather). In 1904 she married a man named Falander Sutton (also various spellings of first name), in Overton County, TN. In the 1910 US Census she and Filander Sutton were listed as living in Clay County, TN along with his son Thomas S Sutton. She died between 1910 and 1920 census. This is the only information I have been able to find. Would like to know her parents names and location, any information about her would be great. If there is any further information out there anywhere I'd be very appreciative if you'd share it with me.