I'm not sure why I did this, and I'm not sure how long I will leave it up ... I think I did it for updates, corrections or just general conversation among folks who are seeking to find their ancestors ... I have been at this for about 15 years and spend most of my waking hours doing it ... I have familes from many Middle Tennessee Counties ... My data base to date has over 54,000 names ... At this time, I have not releaseed all my sources, but include many notes regarding Census and Cemetery data ... Rootweb offers a wonderful service, but their privacy laws prevents anyone born after 1930 to be included, unless that person is deceased.
Regarding my data base, it is a work in progress .... There are some instances where I use a "false name" such as "Dickson County HAYES" for the sole purpose of connecting same surname folks living in the same area in oder to move around in my data base - it does not necessarily mean that children listed of this "Dickson County HAYES" are in fact siblings. In some cases, they might not even be kin, but in many cases, probably cousins ... So, don't take everything in this work as being "cast in stone" if you run into such a situation ...
I am not allowing a gedcom download of my data base ... In many cases, I am aware of siblings of someone who will be in my data base, but just have not entered their names as yet - these folks would add several thousand additional names ... I may not ever finish this (grin) ...
I married Linda Joann Hayes of Dickson County in 1964 - Her roots are primarily the Slayden to Vanleer to Yellow Creek areas of Dickson County - My roots are in Jackson, Wilson, DeKalb, Williamson, Davidson, Robertson, Sumner and Cheatham Counties. I have been telling people for years - "I have 8 branches to my family tree, Joann has 8 square miles to hers"
We have two sons and our only grandchild was born July 2003. My granddaughter has roots that go all the way to Plymouth Mass (YES, she descends from 4 Mayflower Passengers) on her Mother's side and to John of Gaunt and all those folks on her Father's side. My daughter-in-law is also from Dickson County with deep roots there herself from Tennessee City to Yellow Creek.
My Parents are Charles Robert Anderson (living) and Mary Elizabeth Connelly (deceased) and Joann's parents are Willard Hayes (deceased) and Clella Mai Robertson (living)
Jerry Anderson 15 May 2004 Murfreesboro, TN email@example.com