We owe a debt of graditude to John House. He tramped the hills and creeks of Roane County and the surrounding area, talking to anyone who would stop a bit and oblige him, asking about who used to live here, when did they come, where did they come from, who were their kids? He roamed the cemeteries, making notes of what was written on stones that no longer stand today - 2007. His sources weren't always 100% correct, but he's given us so much from a time when written records were so very poor.
The book is arranged in geographical order, following the 'cricks' and runs and valleys, with 'chapters' about many of the pioneer families. You may find who you seek in more than one place.
Sheppard's Fork of Right Reedy:
Left Fork of Reedy:
© 2007 by Betty Briggs