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The Jonesborough Genealogical Society membership is open to individuals researching, studying, or interested in genealogy and history in Jonesborough and the Washington County, Tennessee area. Our membership is $15 per year for individuals and $20 for family membership (preferred by couples). If new member joins from March 1 to April 30, members receive 14 months for first year of membership. Dues are due on May 1 of each year. Please fill out the following form and return them with your dues to Jonesborough Genealogical Society, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659.

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  1. Sally Lassiter permalink

    I would like to know if there is any way to see a list of the families/people the new book includes. If it does include any of the people I am researching, I certainly want to buy a copy. Thank you.

  2. Isaac Forester permalink

    I will be visiting Jonesborough next Sunday and Monday and am curious if you know the approximate location where Andrew Jackson and Waightstill Avery fought their duel. I am the GGGGgrandson of Avery. Thank you.

    • chadfredb permalink

      It was outside the town of Jonesborough on a hill. .

  3. Emily West permalink

    We are looking for the grave of Dr Robert ‘Robin’ West said to have died in or around Jonesborough approximately December 1804 and said to be buried there. Any help or hints much appreciated.

    • chadfredb permalink

      Do you know his parents names? There is a West Cemetery on Taylor Bridge Road. Also many buried in Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery.

      • No, we only know he married a woman Mary Ann from the UK and he emigrated to Virginia from Ulster perhaps around 1740. He died as he and his extended family were making their way through the Cumberland Gap to Smith County, Tennessee.

      • chadfredb permalink

        Then most likely he is not buried in Washington County if he was going through Cumberland Gap. Smith County and Cumberland Gap is no where near Washington County, TN today.

      • Is there a new book coming out which you all advertised some time ago? I cannot remember exactly why I posted the question since it was quite a whie ago.

      • chadfredb permalink

        We published a book entitled Early Settlers of Washington County, Tennessee: (pre-1768-1777, which was published in 2014. This book is still for sale for $75 plus $10 shipping. We also have several other books, if you would like to browse the titles under our Books tab.

  4. darrylcrum permalink

    Charles Robertson, one of the founders of Watauga, is my 6th great grandfather. His wife was Susannah Nichols, whose mother was Mary Jefferson – a 1st cousin to Pres. Thomas Jefferson. I am trying to put meat on the bones of this skeleton. Two questions – can I join this group and if anyone is directly descended from Charles Robertson Sr. have you taken a DNA test?

    • chadfredb permalink

      You are more than welcome to join. Just fill out the membership form, print, and mail to the society’s mailing address (JGS, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659). On the 2nd question, I do not know if anyone has taken a DNA test, but you can place a query in our next newsletter or in our facebook group once you join.

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