Mary Whitson Byrd, “Mountain Gal”

Mary Whitson Byrd, “Mountain Gal”

Mary Elizabeth Whitson Byrd was born 11-27-1882 in Tipton Hill, and except for 2 years, she lived in that Mitchell County community her entire life.  She was the daughter of David Clingman Whitson (1858-1948) and Nancy Levisa Tipton (1856-1941).   Other children born...
Garrett Forbes – Tiller of the Land

Garrett Forbes – Tiller of the Land

Garrett B. Forbes was born in 1904 in the Tiger Creek section of Carter County, TN.  His parents, James Harrison and Mary Vista Moffitt Forbes, moved their family to Mitchell County when Garrett was two.  He had older sisters Pearl Forbes Yelton and Bertha Forbes...
Cloyd Decatur Thomas, World War I Veteran

Cloyd Decatur Thomas, World War I Veteran

  Cloyd Decatur Thomas, born 11/21/1894 in Mitchell County, was the son of William Malone Thomas (1871-1945) and Amanda (Thomas) Thomas (1875-1957).  When he registered for the draft in June 1917, Cloyd listed his occupation as farmer and laborer at a clay...
A Tribute to Mrs. Ruby Wiseman Deyton

A Tribute to Mrs. Ruby Wiseman Deyton

A great deal of gratitude is owed to the older generations of local residents who collected artifacts that would otherwise be long gone today. Having pictures of one’s family, significant buildings, or events in the community were and are still treasured possessions....
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