My family research has centered around the Anderson County area of Tennessee, which is located about 25 miles north of Knoxville.
John & Mary Disney settled in the area in the late 1700's and were primarily farmers.As more and more Disney's populated the area, coal mining became an important occupation for some.
Surnames that contributed to my ancestry, both paternal and maternal sides include:
Leach,Stansberry, Reed, Chase, Tharp,Walton, Johnson, Gilliam, Bowen,Peters,Kidwell, Sitzler,May,Webster
East Tennessee, Virginia and ultimately Maryland comprise the majority of the areas settled by my ancestors.
All those who may information on any of these surnames, especially the Disney name, are invited to contact me via email!
Who knows?You may be holding the 'hidden key' that unlocks a flood of history!