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Old 04-23-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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On a past thread some people mentioned VERY famous relatives like Lief Erickson and Sir Walter Raleigh.....Now I'm wondering about all the good stories out there!
I don't think we have anyone famous in our family but there is a cute story my Mother used to tell me and it went like this:
My Greatgrandfather came over from Ireland and lived in Missouri. His son (my grandfather) left home at about 14 years old......now Mom never said what he did until he met my Grandmother (part Cherokee) in Oklahoma. From what I was told however, my Grandmother would get really upset when my Grandfather's friends, "the Younger brothers", would visit him at their ranch. By all accounts, she put here foot down and would not let them come around once they had children. I have always wondered if my grandfather was in their gang for a while. About all I remember from school is many of those outlaws, including the James brothers were from or lived in Missouri at one time. One of these days I'll have to do some research and try to separate fact from fiction. It would be great to hear from anyone and those who have history in Tenn.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:14 AM
 
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Horse thieves. That's all I'm sayin'.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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The James brothers lived in the Nashville area for a while. One of the houses they lived at is still in the Joelton area. Funny, as I recall, there is now a bank almost across the street.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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Had an ancestor who was beheaded. Seems she did not want to be the queen of England. Lady Jane Grey.
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Old 04-23-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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Had an ancestor who was beheaded. Seems she did not want to be the queen of England. Lady Jane Grey.
There's a nice little movie about her. The title is Lady Jane, I believe.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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I saw the movie. I am facinated by that era. "Lady Jane" was very good!ShowTime is presently airing a series about "The Tudors" if anyone is intested.
That is funny about the bank and Jessie James. I think Tennesse has a ton of such tales. Maybe we will hear from one of the Hatfields or McCoys LOL.
I think I remember one of the first settlements out of Jamestown was in E. Tenn. and I have always wondered what creative liberties Disney took with Davey Crockett :>)
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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My father's family claims we are "direct decendents" of Mary Queen of Scotts.

I think they make up stuff.
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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There's some WV pig thieves in mine, as well as ministers, a magician, train conductor, farmers, Irish and German immigrants back in the 1700's, English in the 1600's, wanderers, travelers, and the last War Chief of the Comanches (Quanah Parker).

blessings, Shen
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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Cool That's so cool

Hey Shen, that is very interesting. I read a book a number of years ago entitled "Ride the Wind" can't remember the author and I pretty sure it was historical fiction.......but I enjoyed it. It is definately a woman's story about Cynthia Ann Parker. I was sobbing like a baby at the end. If interested, ya might still be able to get it at Amazon or other major book dealers....if it is still in print.

Hipnapster, I don't think it's lies.....Now we all know where you get your spunk from!!! Ole Mary was a pretty strong adversary to Elizabeth I for a good while.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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I saw the movie. I am facinated by that era. "Lady Jane" was very good!ShowTime is presently airing a series about "The Tudors" if anyone is intested.
That is funny about the bank and Jessie James. I think Tennesse has a ton of such tales. Maybe we will hear from one of the Hatfields or McCoys LOL.
I think I remember one of the first settlements out of Jamestown was in E. Tenn. and I have always wondered what creative liberties Disney took with Davey Crockett :>)
I have a friend who's last name is McCoy, he's from Missouri though, so I'm not sure if there's any relation.
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