Dean's Picks - recommended McGee Family surfing - December 2001
This page lists items that I think are new and interesting for December, 2001.
It includes quite a number of items from our trip to Tennessee for the McGee Reunion
last August, our second Tennessee trip this year, and it includes a number of new
and significant contributors. It is exciting to see the family lines growing
with all the new contributions; the contributor's work is truly appreciated.
The number of individuals included in this site has increased by
nearly 50% from slightly over 4000 in June to over 6000 now. There were 251
individuals with primary photos in June and there are 385 now. The number of
photographs, images, and transcriptions has grown by over 500 to nearly 1700.
- McGee Reunion name index and the McGee Reunion Collection include a number photographs, clippings and other images from the McGee Reunion
Notebooks as shared by Secretary Shirley Douglass. Especially, the photograph for
the 1988 McGee Reunion which has most
the cousins identified and image mapped. If your browser is Internet
Explorer, a thumbnail image and name will pop up as you move the cursor over an
identified McGee cousin. I appreciate any help with identifying family relationships
for those which are not yet identified.
- Tennessee Cemeteries includes newly added cemeteries in DeKalb County of Whorton Springs and
Smithville and new Warren County cemeteries of Hill's Creek and Smyrna.
- Tennessee Scenery and Landmarks
includes new Warren County scenery of Collins River, The Birthing Tree and
- Marriage Records
includes a number of images of microfilmed Warren County marriage records
- McGee Line
- Shirley Douglass has been
so much help during our trip to Tennessee. She gave us tours of the McMinnville
area, reviewed all the McGee reunion notebook material with us, and provided
substantial additional McGee family information as noted on the name list.
- James C. McGee, Jr.
and his collection
include photographs of his grandfather, Willie McGee, and of Ernest McGee's
father, William C. McGee and other family members. Jim has contributed a large
amount of McGee family information.
- Marie McGee Zechman and
include the photo of her grandfather, Jesse Clendenon McGee, and other family
- Norman T. McGee and his
include more of Norman's transcriptions related to the McGee line.
Norman has contributed a great deal of family information and source material
that is included, both directly and indirectly, on this site.
- David A. Hennessee has
contributed a large descendency record for John McGee which provided a great
deal of the McGee line for this site. With the December, 2001 update a great
many of his sources are now referenced here. David's contribution to this site
is truly appreciated.
- Billy Higginbotham and
include the photo of his great grandfather, Ernest McGee, and the Higginbotham
- Leonard C. Jones and his
include images of a number of original handwritten material. Of special interest
is L.C. Jones's handwritten document describing his trip to Idaho as a stowaway.
Leonard has also arranged for a number of wonderful photos of the Jones family to be
- Doris Parrott and her
include a number of photographs of the Parrott and McGee families.
- Wilma Baker
and her collection
include a number of photographs of the Jones family.
- Teresa Bottoms provided
information from her grandfather's bible for the Bottoms line.
- Pirtle/Cooke Lines
- James R. Blanks and his
a significant number of excellent transcriptions of county records related to
the Cooke and
Pirtle lines. James has also provided a number of descendency records for Cooke and
Pirtle families including terrific source references.
- Larry Miller and his
a photograph of Theodosha Hooper, the sister to my great great grandmother,
Caroline Hooper. Larry has also contributed a large descendancy record of
- James S. Pirtle and his
has contributed a considerable amount of source material related to the Pirtle
line. He has contributed a photograph of George W. Pirtle's tombstone.
- Wanda Pirtle Cronauer has contributed a large amount of information
on the Pirtle line with a large number of sources cited and her contribution is
greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to include her
material with this update and hope to work on it in the near future.
- Trosper Line
Dean's Picks for June, 2001
that were new and interesting after our trip to Tennessee in April, 2001.
December 15, 2001