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We currently have over 6800 names in our database, not all are included on this site as yet. Most of our families were in or close to ROANE COUNTY, TENNESSEE at some time or another.
Please contact us anytime to ask if we have your ancestor! We are currently researching the following surnames: Aikens, Barnett, Buck, Carmack, Carter, Clark, Cofer, Cooper, Dalton, Emory, Evans, Eaton, Filyaw, Fleemon/Fleeman, Gentry, Hickey, Howard, Jones, Kendrick/Kindrick, Kirby, Knox, Lawson, Leffew, Lewis, Miles, Mitchell, Nealon/Naillon/Nelon, Parks, Pool(e), Pope, Redwine, Reed, Roark, Shubert (Shoebird), Smith, Sweatman, Teague, Thomas (2 different ones), True/Trew, Vitatoe, Warner, West, Wilhoit, Yonce and others being found daily.
If you need help with Roane County Research, please contact me.
- John and Rebecca Vitatoe Warner (32 KB)
John is the son of Benjamin Franklin Warner and Matilda Jane Barber. Rebecca is the daughter of Joseph Vitatoe and Elizabeth Hayes. It is estimated that this photo was taken in the late 1890's or early 1900's.
- The Thomas Children - children of Raymond and Ona (11 KB)
All of Onalee and Raymond Thomas' Children: Back row: Billie Howard, Ada Lois, James Walter, Front: Maymie Ruth, Glenda Lorene, and Corney Loretta.
- Albert Lee Nealon, b. March 7, 1911 (43 KB)
David's Grandfather when he was young.
- Toliver Carter and two unknown granddaughters (81 KB)
This is Toliver (sometimes called Talliferro) Carter. Toliver was born in 1831 and died in 1906 in Cumberland County, TN. He was married to Elizabeth Jane Mitchell.
- William N. and Nancy L. True Knox (52 KB)
William b. 03/27/1875 and Nancy b. 01/18/1892 - David's Ggrandfather and Ggrandmother
- Ellen (11 KB)
We aren't sure yet if this is Ellen Leffew or Ellen Warner.
- Edward Noland Filyaw (3 KB)
My Father. This picture was taken when he was in the Air Force. Around 1957-58.
- Mary Knox Nealon (14 KB)
A photo of David's Grandmother when she was young.
- Emma Leffew and Pauline Thomas (11 KB)
Emma Leffew was my grandmother. Pauline Thomas was the daughter of Matilda E. Warner and John Thomas. Matilda was a daughter of John Franklin Warner and Rebecca Vitatoe Warner.
- Almeda Carter Nealon (4 KB)
Almeda Carter Nealon is the daughter of William Carter and wife of William Edward Nealon.
- Willard Leslie and Roscoe Lee Warner (5 KB)
Willard Leslie Warner, b. 11/06/1910 and Roscoe Lee Warner, b. 12/27/1914 when they were children.
- Rockwood School Class Photo, about 1950 (82 KB)
I have a complete list of these students; however, this space is limited to 50 words - and that isn't enough. Please email me for a complete list - at least until I can get posted in a file.
- Lewis Lawson (12 KB)
Son of Hiram Lawson and Elizabeth Roberts. This man is where mine and David's family collide, read the interesting story behind this to find out more.
- Flossie Sweatman Warner (81 KB)
Daughter of David Sweatman and Amanda Poole. Wife of Raymond Warner.
- Ava Marie Lawson (5 KB)
Daughter of Lewis Lawson and Almeda Carter Nealon. Interesting story behind this one!
- William Edward Warner (5 KB)
William Edward Warner, b. 08/14/1887 when he was a young man.
- Wib Martin and John Couch (22 KB)
I don't know yet who Wib Martin is, but that is the name on the back of the picture, he is on the left. John Couch is the son of Anna Belle Stegall and William E. Couch and is my grandmother Willie Mae Couch Filyaw's brother.
- Old Rockwood Iron Furnace (32 KB)
This furnace produced iron ingots (pig iron) that could be melted down to make anything made of iron. (Information from Jamey MCLoughlin).
- William Edward and Almeda Carter Nealon (11 KB)
William "Ed" was born 09/16/1872. Almeda is the daughter of William Carter and Mary Emory. She was born 07/22/1882.
- Edward Nolan Filyaw and Willie Mae Couch Filyaw (27 KB)
My father and grandmother.
- Bob Stiles, Wife, Tina, and Leslie (9 KB)
Bob Stiles is the son of Rose Lawson Stiles. Leslie is Tina's sister.
- Mam & Pap Nealon (3 KB)
David's grandmother and grandfather.
- Chamberlain Memorial Hospital in the 20's (59 KB)
This is a picture of the hospital in Rockwood, Tennessee when it was first built. The structure which stands now doesn't resemble this at all. The hopital closed around 1997 and the building is now used for an assisted living facility.
- Donald Ray Nealon, Sr. and Wayne Knox (15 KB)
Cousins Don Nealon and Wayne Knox when they were children.
- The OLD First National Bank of Rockwood (94 KB)
The First National Bank as it looked in 1908, along with some people of that time. Those in the photo are: In back, left to right; J. E. Fox, William Ensminger (with Derby), John Derrick, Tom Skates and Lloyd Skates, all officers or employees of the bank. Boys names are unknown. Notice Capital of Bank is $50,000.
- Mckinley True and Family (29 KB)
Mckinley True, son of Emerson True and Margaret Lou Mullins True. Born sometime in 1890's.
- Rockwood Avenue in 1917 (106 KB)
Looking NorthWest from the Railroad. Note unpaved streets which are snow-covered.
- Bob Collett and Jay Warner (56 KB)
Lounging around at home.
- Onalee Fleemon Thomas (38 KB)
David's grandmother. Daughter of Robert Kyle and Ninnie Dell Carmack Fleemon.
- Walter Kent and Launa Thomas Lawson (7 KB)
Tina's Grandmother and Grandfather
- Ada Louise Lawson (6 KB)
Tina's Mother at 16 years old.
- Sam True born 1891 and his mother. (22 KB)
A picture of Sam True and his mother, Margaret Lou Mullins True.
- Selar West Lawson (13 KB)
Selar was born 05/21/1898. She was the daughter of Ed and Emaline Humphrey West.
- Grace (Dolly) Warner Renfro at 16 (33 KB)
Daughter of Earl Warner and Nettie Galyon
- Franklin Pierce Smith and Wife (22 KB)
Maj. John Smith's Grandson and his wife, Elizabeth Dorthy Furray. Married Nov. 28, 1875.
- Marine Jeff (159 KB)
Tina's son on Graduation day from Marine Boot Camp.
- The Johnson Family (10 KB)
This photo was found in an antique shop in Rockwood, Tennessee. On the back, it has the writing: Uncle Joh Johnson Family. If you know these folks, let me know and I'll send the photo to you.
- Mary Knox Nealon (8 KB)
From a Family Photo.
- The Jones Children (15 KB)
One of the boys is definately Cicero Jones, his name is on the back of the picture. The only other thing on the picture is "The Jones Family". Cicero was born February 1881. So this picture must have been taken around 1891 or sooner.
- Sonny Collett's Navy Photo (76 KB)
Sonny (Ray Houston) Collett as he looked in his Navy Photo. Sonny, as a child, almost died from bricks falling on him.
- Post Oak Springs Church Monument (129 KB)
Monument with Maj. John Smith and other names on it.
- The Four Jones Children as Teenagers (22 KB)
May be Mary Etta, Cicero, John and Nettie Jones. We are not sure which is which or for sure if this is those four. The names are not on the back of the photo - only the words "Jones Family" is there.
- My Sister Sharon (7 KB)
Sharon was my half-sister. Edward Nolan Filyaw and Eva Mae Treadway were her parents. I only met Sharon once, when I was about 21 years old. When I tried to find her last year, I found out she had passed away.
- John Franklin & Rebecca Warner's Grave Site (136 KB)
This is John and Rebecca's Gravesite, located at Oddfellow's Cemetary in Roane County, TN.
- Ella Leffew (12 KB)
If anyone knows who Ella belongs to, please email us. Her name was on the back of this picture.
- Lula HIckey and John Murray Thomas-Press Hickey (20 KB)
Lula Hickey married John Murray Thomas. Her father, Press Hickey is between them in this photograph.
- Lorene Stiles (3 KB)
Daughter of Rose Lawson Stiles
- Emma Leffew Warner with a Church? Group (20 KB)
We know that Emma is the second from the right. We don't know the other ladies, but think it may be a Church group picture.
- June, Flora and Irene Thomas (16 KB)
June and Irene are the daughters of John Murray and Lula Hickey Thomas. Flora was the daughter of Griff Thomas and Dora Lynn
- Paul Filyaw, Tina's Uncle (4 KB)
Son of James Franklin Filyaw and Willie Mae Couch. Paul was murdered on January 1, 1985.
- Unknown Woman (43 KB)
We think this is a Warner, but no name is written on the back of the picture. If you know who this is, let us know!
- Hazel Lawson Brown (5 KB)
"Aunt Hazel" as we all called her.
- Bessie Sweatman Warner (11 KB)
First wife of William Edward Warner. Bessie died very young. This picture was taken when she was a young girl, so was probably done before 1900. The photograph is on a metal or hard plastic type board, wrapped in newspaper, then the photo is wrapped around that.