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Clearwater Community, McMinn CO, TN

Family Group of

William "Bill" James McDonald b 30 Mar 1866 Morganton, Loudon CO, TN d 15 Oct 1950 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Uncle Bill McDonald and family at Aunt Preshie's funeral
Uncle Bill McDonald's Cherokee Indian claim application
Uncle Bill McDonald's letters
son of David William McDonald* & Rachel Mariah McNeil / McNeal* of Eastport, Washington CO, ME, then Franklin, Macon CO, NC, then Attalla, Etowah CO, AL, & finally Fiketon, (now Clearwater Community), McMinn CO, TN

m 21 Nov 1894 by J. E. Culvahouse, MG, McMinn CO, TN TO

Preshia "Preshie" Emeline Hughes b 11 Mar 1877 McMinn CO, TN d 28 Jun 1939 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
dau of George Hughes & Sarah Bohannon of Clearwater Community, McMinn CO, TN

[NOTE: "Find a Grave's" member Bev#47588577 has stolen data from this page and countless other data, copyrighted photos, and articles from my website and uploaded it on FAG memorial pages as her own research. She has done NO research on any of my relatives and is NOT even related.]

issue:
1(M) Canerse Edwin McDonald b 14 Aug 1895 McMinn CO, TN d 28 Apr 1974 buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m 12 Sep 1915 McMinn CO, TN TO
Stella Emeline Wade b 28 Nov 1894 McMinn CO, TN d 20 Oct 1978 buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN

2(F) Sarah Mariah McDonald b 8 Dec 1898 McMinn CO, TN d 31 May 1980 buried New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m 25 Dec 1918 McMinn CO, TN TO
Fletcher J. Melton b 14 May 1897 d 7 Nov 1957 buried New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Fletcher Melton

3(M) William Miles "Dake" McDonald b 1 Sep 1901 McMinn CO, TN d 24 Sep 1976 buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m 3 Jan 1926 McMinn CO, TN TO
Effie Wattenbarger b 5 Dec 1907 TN d 16 Feb 1993 buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN

4(M) James "Jim" Philmon McDonald b 21 Mar 1904 McMinn CO, TN d 30 Jan 1994 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Jim McDonald at John & Ide (Tucker) Patterson's 50th wedding anniversary celebration
m 20 Jan 1929 McMinn CO, TN TO
Rady Irene Elrod b 30 Jan 1913 McCaysville, Fannin CO, GA d 2 Oct 1990 Decatur, Meigs CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Cousin Jim & Irene McDonald

5(F) Lucy Ann McDonald b 28 Jul 1908 McMinn CO, TN d 17 Oct 1967 buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m 25 Dec 1924 McMinn CO, TN TO (but she divorced him)
Earl Franklin Elrod b 3 Jul 1907 McCaysville, Fannin CO, GA d 12 Apr 1989 Englewood, McMinn CO, TN buried McMinn Memory Gardens, McMinn CO, TN
[NOTE: Earl Elrod is a bro to Irene (Elrod) McDonald above. He married (2) to Pauline "Pauly" E. Carpenter b 14 Aug 1916 OK d 14 Jan 2004 buried McMinn Memory Gardens, Athens, McMinn CO, TN.]

I will always be grateful to my father, Tommy Nipper, and my great-grandmother, Bessie (Tucker) McKeehan, who shared so many stories and memories and helped all they could with the family tree. Also, I appreciate the stories and help from Aunt Harriet (McKeehan) Wyatt, Cousin Floyd Hughes, Cousin Jim McDonald, as well as Rev. Glen Patterson, my friend and former minister, for help with the Elrods. Unfortunately, all are now deceased.

* paternal great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

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

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