Historical Presentation in Dyersburg

Sponsored by the Dyer County Historical Society

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

6:30 pm

In the Dyer County Museum, Professional Development Center

305 College St.

Dyersburg, TN


Murray Hudson,

Owner of Murray Hudson’s Antiquarian Maps, Globes, Books & Prints, Halls, TN


“The Historic Boundaries of Tennessee”

The public is invited.

Refreshments will be offered


  The Dyer County Museum will be open at 5:30 for those who wish to come early.

For more information, contact:

Danny Walden, President

Dyer County Historical Society



Public Hearing Concerning Public Records

The state is holding a public hearing in Jackson

on whether local governments

should be allowed to charge a fee

for citizens to look at public records.

Thursday, September 17, 3-5 pm

Lowell Thomas State Office Building

225 Martin Luther King Dr.

Tower B

Conference Room I

For more information:


Submit written comments to:



Genealogical DNA Study Group

A genealogical DNA study group

will be conducted by Jo Ann Birmingham

Thursday, September 10

5:30 pm

at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

(before the meeting of the Mid-west Tennessee Genealogical Society at 6:00 pm)

The topic will be:

“Comparing Ancestry DNA tests


Family Tree DNA tests”

Two New Books Added to the Tennessee Room Collection

Book - TN at War002Book - Lonely Rd001Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815, tells the often neglected story of the central role citizens and soldiers from Tennessee played in the Creek War in Alabama and the War of 1812.”  (from the back cover)












The Lonely Road is the story of nine men who were killed in action in World War II.   All lived on the same road in the small community of Nance in Crockett County, Tennessee…  They fought in different regiments, platoons, and divisions of the United States military.  [The story] describes the devastating effects these losses had on the small Nance community.”  (from the back cover)

The Jackson Archaeological Society Meeting

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

6:00 pm

Gander Mountain
The Columns, 1523 Vann Drive,
Jackson, Tennessee.

This month’s program:

Mark Norton
will present
“The Townsend Archaeological Project”



(third Tuesday of each month
Free and open to the public)

Two Genealogy Events Coming Up on August 22!

In Jackson, TN – August 22



In Union City, TN – August 22



Dr. Charles W. Cox has recently donated his book, written with Dr. Spurgeon King, Monument To Healing: Two Soldiers and the Good Death, 1862, 1914.

It tells the story of his great, great  grandfather, James Coble, a Confederate soldier who was killed in December 1862 while participating in a raid on a Union blockhouse guarding a railroad trestle south of Jackson, Tennessee,  He was the only casualty and was quickly buried by the Union soldiers after the brief skirmish.  His lone grave remained unmarked and nearly forgotten until the former Union officer of the blockhouse, Capt. David Harts, wrote a letter in 1914 to the Jackson, TN police chief describing the death and burial of Coble and hoping to assure Coble’s relatives of his honorable death as a soldier.  This is a fascinating story that lends not only a new perspective to the horrific slaughter of the Civil War; that of a single Confederate soldier’s  death, but also an insight into the desire of both Union and Confederate veterans to rebind the wounds of the war through the recognition of mutual courage and sacrifice.

Book - Mon to Healing001


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