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INTRODUCTION

From the index page, family group records are accessible alphabetically by surname in a drop box. Use down arrow to locate names of interest, highlight names, and click go. A listing will appear of the families; only ones underlined in orange are typed and uploaded as active links. As time permits, other families and data will be added.

When possible, I will add more photos, military service records, wills, other primary records, ancedotes, and family stories as links. Access to the alphabetical listing under "Photograph Album" has been removed. Thieves targeted that list and my link to "What's New?" using both as hit lists for new things to steal. Some members of "Find a Grave" are stealing and uploading photos as their own contributions and copying my content data from this site as their own work. Theft of photographs and other copyrighted material is a blatant copyright infringement punishable by law. All photos previously uploaded and viewable on my website are still here; however, it may take a little longer to locate. Relatives and friends will understand and not mind that time, whereas thieves avoid work. If you are my friend or relative seeking information about photographs, click on that old mailbox below to email me. Since my retirement, I can respond more readily.

Very special thanks and appreciation is due our son Shane Ratledge for teaching me html, file allocation, the skills necessary to create and maintain a website, and for explaining Corel Photo House so I could draw my own graphics. Were it not for his persistence, expertise, and encouragement, I would never have attempted this.

Enjoy!
Sandra Ratledge
B.A., Tennessee Wesleyan College
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Shane Ratledge, B.S., East Tennessee State University
Computer Science and Information Systems
software engineer

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help." Psalms 121 : 1

©1999-2015 Sandra N. Ratledge. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any reproduction or inclusion of this website's contents in publication whether online or in print is prohibited. Do NOT copy photographs and upload on Find a Grave or any other internet websites, blogs, attach to family trees, or print in publications. Do NOT copy stories, articles, documents, sketches, anecdotes, letters, obituaries, content data, etc. and attach to family trees or upload on other websites of any kind.

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Sandra Ratledge

This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents,
Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.