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Cumberland Gap Genealogy Jamboree

Cumberland Gap Genealogy Jamboree in Cumberland Gap, TN

The JGS will participate in the Cumberland Gap Genealogy Jamboree on Thursday, June 8- Saturday, June 10. We will have a booth all three days, where we will be selling our merchandise and books. If you can volunteer any of these days or would like to go up for all three days, we’d appreciate your help! Please volunteer by emailing Chad Bailey at chadfredb@gmail.com.

Also for more information on the Jamboree visit https://www.facebook.com/genealogyjamboree/ or http://www.genealogyjamboree.us/.

JONESBOROUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE 27 YEARS OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY IN JONESBOROUGH

JONESBOROUGH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE 27 YEARS OF GENEALOGY AND HISTORY IN JONESBOROUGH

One member to be inducted into the “Hall of Fame”

     The Jonesborough Genealogical Society (JGS) will be celebrating its 27th anniversary and inducted the “Hall of Fame” Class of 2017, Doloros Britton Horne, into the Jonesborough Genealogical Society “Hall of Fame” on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, Tennessee. Brunch will be at 9:30 a.m., the public is invited. Allen Dale Jackson, USAF (Ret.), will present a program entitled, “Doughboys of Jonesborough.” Jackson will speak on the men and women who fought in World War I from Jonesborough. In the centennial year of the United States entering World War I, it is important for us to remember those who came before and honor their memory and learn their stories.

 

102416-va-cemetery-book-01-jpgBorn in Johnson City, Tennessee, Allen Dale Jackson is an avid military historian in East Tennessee. Jackson was raised in Jonesborough, and attended Lamar School and graduated from David Crockett High School before entering the United States Air Force in 1981, where he served for 26 years in a variety of positions in Security Forces (Police).  During his service, he visited over 100 countries/territories and served in 6 campaigns, which include: Panama (Operation Just Cause), Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia (Operation Constant Guard), Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and others. Jackson holds two associate degrees and one bachelor’s degree in Industrial Security, Education (teaching), and Criminal Justice.

            Jackson, currently, serves as Historian for the Johnson City/Washington County, TN Veterans Memorial Foundation; Historian/Researcher, East TN Veterans Memorial Association; Historian, Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council; Historian, American Legion King’s Mountain Post #24. Active in the Davy Crockett Ruritan District and is a Past Governor having served two terms (2012 & 13). He is currently enjoying retired life in Jonesborough with his wife of 35 years, Susan Jane Blair, and their son, an English Bull Terrier, named “Bossley.”

Horne2Doloros Britton Horne has been a member of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society since 2005, when she moved back to Jonesborough. She supports the society’s Genealogy Days, held on the 4th Saturday of each month, at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library. She has also been a director of the JGS, since 2012. While working with members and researching local history, she has been able to connections with early settlers in Washington Co., including Jacob Brown, the wagon maker, who is her 5th great grandfather. Also she descends from the Emigrant John Bayless, who was born in England;  Daniel Bayless, who was born in 1683 at Jamaica, Queens, NY; and Samuel Bayless, an early settler in Washington Co. Doloros was born in Greene Co., to Sidney Britton and Avis Marion. Doloros and her husband, Herb, and their two sons lived in various cities in NC including Charlotte. While living in Raleigh, NC, she worked at Carolina Power & Light where she retired after 25 years. Also while living in Raleigh, NC, Doloros was able to research at the NC Archives focusing on her Britton paternal ancestors. Daniel Britton, her 4th great grandfather, moved from Guilford Co, NC to Greene Co. TN in.1788/1789. Doloros is a member of the First Families of TN. At the present time, Doloros is a member of the JGS, Daughter of American Revolution, and Colonial Dames. She has been a member of the Jonesborough United Methodist Church.

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society was formed in April 1990.  On Wednesday, August 22, 1990, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society column, “Digging For Your Roots,” first appeared in the Jonesborough Herald & Tribune with Editor Loraine Bennett Rae. Today, the “Digging For Your Roots” column is written by Judge John Kiener, who is celebrating his 21st year of editing this column.  The Jonesborough Genealogical Society meets on the 4th Saturday, January through October as we have our “Genealogical Day” at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library.  We invite you to visit our web page at jgstn.wordpress.com or join our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jonesborough-Genealogical-Society/106301156111713. 

     For more information on this event or any other event of the JGS please contact, Gene Hurdt, President, at (423) 753-9770 or by e-mail at jgs1990@centurylink.net.

Tour of the Rhea-Hoss House Set for Sat., Feb. 25th

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will meet at the Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, at 9:45 am on Saturday, February 25, 2017, before arriving at the Rhea-Hoss House, or the former Proud Annie Mystery Theatre, at 920 Old Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, for a tour of this pre-Civil War home.

Upcoming Events and Some Information

Good Morning JGS members,

I just wanted to remind everyone that we are beginning another year with the JGS and events are starting to happen. With this said, I wanted to remind you of our Genealogy Day on Saturday, January 28 (this Saturday) at 9:30 am at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN. The JGS will hold a research day at the library. Members will have a chance to research, work on projects, and help others. This is a good chance for society members to participate in our projects including work in the Genealogy Section of the Washington County- Jonesborough Library.

In addition, we are preparing to begin work on this year’s Jonesborough Record, The Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s Newsletter. We need submissions from members for this edition. If you have a story on genealogy research, your family, the area’s history, or want to place a query, please email it to me at chadfredb@gmail.com, no later than February 15, 2017 to be included in this edition. Remember space is limited and once full, we will publish any additional material in another edition. We would like to get enough material to start doing this newsletter semi-annually.

Also, if you plan or want to go on the third Annual Tour of Historic Washington County, Tennessee on Saturday, March 25, 2017, please print your registration form and mail it and your payment to the JGS, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659, as soon as possible. We have 30 seats and some are already filled!

In addition, members please go find out Jonesborough Genealogical Society Facebook and Like and Follow us. In addition, Members we have a MEMBERS ONLY Facebook Group that allows members to post research questions, upcoming events, and queries, as well as allow members to just get to know one another. Please take time to join this group.

Other upcoming events:

January 28, 2017- Genealogy Day: 9:30 am Washington County- Jonesborough Library

February 9, 2017- Genealogy Help Night: 6 pm Washington County- Jonesborough Library

February 20, 2017- BCHT Meeting with Charles Wineager (RSVP is needed to attend)

February 25, 2017- Genealogy Day: 9:30 am Washington County- Jonesborough Library

Nominations Being Sought For Treasurer

At yesterday’s board of director’s meeting, Charlene McLeod gave her resignation as Treasurer of the society to the board, effective at the end of this fiscal year, April 30. We will elect a new treasurer at the Annual Hall of Fame meeting on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Please send all nominations to Gene Hurdt, jgs1990@centurylink.net.

 

In addition, some upcoming important dates:

Saturday, January 28, 2017- Genealogy Day, 9:30 am, Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough.

Thursday, February 9, 2017- Genealogy Help Night, 6 pm, Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough.

Monday, February 20, 2017- BCHT Meeting on DNA- Please RSVP to Lilly Hensley if attending.

Hall of Fame Nominations Being Accepted

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s Hall Of Fame Committee is asking for Jonesborough Genealogical Society Members who are in good standing, to nominate those who “…have gone above and beyond in their contributions in the preservation and/or research of Jonesborough and Washington County’s history.” If you would like to nominate someone please download, fill out and mail the attached forms to Att: Hall of Fame Committee, Jonesborough Genealogical Society, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659 by February 15, 2017.

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Previous Hall of Fame Inductees are:

2009- Mary Hardin McCown, Charles Marion Bennett, Anne Elizabeth Cosgrove Shaw

2010- Loraine Bennett Rae, Mildred S. Kozsuch

2011- Rosa Russell, Bess Caraway Twaddle

2012- Elaine Scott Cantrell, Jan Teinert

2013- Julia Loyd, Margaret Sherfey Holley

2014- Chad Fred Bailey, Shirley A. Hinds

2015- Judge John L. Keiner, Charlene Zimmermann McLeod

2016- Gene Hurdt

Tour of Historic Washington County, Tennessee is Back for 2017.

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The third Tour of Historic Washington County, Tennessee is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8 am to 4 pm. Please, mark your calendars for a fun event exploring Washington County’s beauty!  Cost will be $50 for JGS members and $55 for community members. Lunch will be provided as well as a tour booklet that will help you learn along the tour! Registration is now open. Please download and print the tour packet and fill out the forms and return to the JGS with the payment for your tickets! Seats are limited!

Registration Packet:Tour of Historic Washington County, Tennessee Registration Packet