Hi, As you can see I am a Buttram.My family now lives in north Georgia, but originally settled here from east Tennessee. I am 50 years old and was born in Georgia.My father, Frank, is 72 and lives near Copperhill, Tennessee.Copperhill is on the Ga-TN border.His family settled there around 1930(?).I believe they came from the Etowah-Athens, TN area (Isn't that McMinn County?)My grandfather moved from the Copperhill area back to Etowah in the early 1960s where he died about 6 years ago at the age of 97.His name was Ora Buttram, (Also called O.L.)Idon't know what the L. stands for unless it's Lynn, because he has a son named Joe Lynn.Beside my father Frank and uncle Joe, my grandfather also had 1 other son named Lee Ross and a daughter named Mae Ruth.Lee died about 4 years ago.The other siblings are still alive.Joe Lynn lives in Chattanooga. The others still live around McCaysville, GA.My grandfather's wife was a Bailey (Nancy). she died about 10,years ago.I belive her family was from the Blue Ridge - McCaysville, GA area, which might explain why the family moved from Tennessee to the Mccaysville area in the '30s.As a child I remember hearing about an Asa Buttram, but never knew him.About all of the Buttram family worked in Copperhill, TN. at what used to be called the Tennessee Copper Company. (Thus explaining the name of the town of Copperhill.)My grandfather had several brothers and sisters, but I only remember 1 great uncle named Ross Buttram who was from the Hazard Kentucky area. If you can put any of this information to use, please let me know what you find out.