People Then and Now

Barnett Baxter and Family

Captain John Collin Bible

8th TN Cavalry, Union.

Christopher Alexander Haun (1821-1861)

Master Potter and Unionist, Midway area/Greene County. Executed in Knoxville by Confederates for the Lick Creek Bridge Burning incident. Today his pottery is highly valued by collectors.

Daniel Simpson and Friend

Albany/Carter’s Station area, North Greene County.

Elbert Southerland

South Greene County area.

Isaac Newton Broyles and Family

James W. Henshaw

Brother of John. 29th TN Infantry, CSA.

John W. Henshaw (1843-1864)

Brother of James. 29th TN Infantry, CSA. KIA Greeneville.

Jeremiah Casteel, Jr. (1831-1863)

(1831-1863) 4th TN Infantry, Union.

David and Rhoda Brown Gass Family

Cross Anchor area; Note G.A.R. insignia.

Jacob Eisenhower and Family

All dressed up for photograph.

Seven Davis Brothers

Cross Anchor Area. The Family Home still stands on Baileyton Road.

Descendants of Jotham S. Brown

This picture, taken in Greeneville in 1903, contains the descendants of John B. Brown (1829-1909). He was the son of Jotham S. Brown (b. c. 1805/9 TN – 1875), son of Sylvanus Brown (b. c. 1771 VA – 1845-49 TN). This photo compliments of the family archives of Bill J. Brown.

Kilday Family Reunion, Sept 23 1916, at Roaring Springs

John and Ruey Rambo Gray Family

August 17th 1917: 50th Wedding Anniversary. Greene County/South Central Community.

Robert Sevier

Tim Massey, Greene County Historian, standing at the grave marker of Revolutionary War Soldier Robert Sevier, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The original standing marker was placed years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Sarah Elizabeth Lane Thompson

Union Courier, Spy and Nurse.
Confederate Prisoner of War.
Pensioned under Special Act of Congress.
Given Military Funeral, complete with Gun Salute.
Greeneville Chapter of Grand Army of the Republic in attendance.
Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Richard Carter Jackson Family

Jearoldstown area / Greene County.

Thomas Daniel Malone Family

VanVactor Family

In 2011, descendants of Nelly VanVactor came to Greeneville to celebrate the placement of a Tennessee Historical Marker for Nelly VanVactor, “a free woman of color and early landowner in Greeneville.”

The Historical Marker is in front of the Public Library on Main Street.

Pictured at the Marker: Center: descendants Phoebe Layton and daughter Mary Layton, with Stevie Hughes, GCGS President. In attendance: State Representative David Hawk and Greeneville City Council Woman, Sarah Webster.

A dinner reception at the General Morgan Inn followed the Marker placement. Seated center: Phoebe Layton and Stevie Hughes. Standing: Don Miller, Mary Layton, Alice Loftin (Don’s wife).

Pictured at bottom: A photograph of the VanVactor Family (year unknown).

William Alexander Weems

4th TN Infantry and 1st TN Cavalry, Union. Years 1847-1922. Died in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

William Granison Greenway

61st TN Mounted Infantry, CSA. Astride Confederate Saddle. East Greene County.

William Thomas Bohannon and Family

William Winter and Family

Caney Branch area, South Greene County.

Barbary Wampler Fry

Widow of the executed Bridge Burner, Henry Fry.

Reuben H. and Lucinda Reed Davis

Reuben Harrison Davis – 1811 Greene Co., TN – 1891 Bowie, Montague, TX.
Lucinda Reed Davis – 1812 Greene Co., TN – 1892 Paris, Lamar, TX.
Married 22 Dec 1836 Greene Co., TN.