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TO BILL MCKEEHAN'S PLACE



Clearwater Community & later Athens, McMinn CO, TN

Family Group of

William (called "Bill" / "Harry Bill") Thomas McKeehan** b 22 Dec 1878 McMinn CO, TN d 28 May 1959 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
[NOTE: His name was NOT Harry; that was a nickname.]
occupation - farm labor as a thresher & a sawyer in lumbermill
"Granddaddy's Search for Sassafras" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge
photo of Bill and Bessie McKeehan and children
photo of Bill and Bessie McKeehan's tombstone
son of Samuel "Redner" McKeehan*** & Mary Manis*** of Pond Hill Community, McMinn CO, TN

m 24 Feb 1901 McMinn CO, TN by William Harrod, JP, TO

Margaret Elizabeth "Bessie" Tucker** b 26 June 1880 Loudon CO, TN d 28 Apr 1965 Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Bessie (Tucker) McKeehan with her parents and sisters
photo of Bessie Tucker & sisters in Clearwater School group of 1900
photo of Bessie McKeehan and children
photo of Bessie McKeehan in middle age
Thanksgiving Day Dinner 1946 (newspaper article)
"The Face in the Well" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge
photo of Bessie McKeehan holding me, her great-granddaughter Sandra Nipper
dau of James Willis Tucker*** & Sarah Jane McDonald*** of Fiketon, McMinn CO, TN

issue:
1(F) Mary Jane "Susie" or "Tude" McKeehan* b 10 Dec 1901 McMinn CO, TN d 22 Dec 1982 Rossville, Walker CO, GA buried Lakewood Memory Gardens, Rossville, Walker CO, GA
m (1) 15 Oct 1916 by A. S. Vaughn, MG, McMinn CO, TN TO but later divorced
Thomas "Tom" Franklin Nipper* b 8 Feb 1893 Monroe CO, TN d 5 Sep 1958 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Cunningham Cemetery, Englewood, McMinn CO, TN
m (2) Rossville, Walker CO, GA TO
Henry J. Blakemore b 23 Oct 1905 GA d 11 May 1985 Rossville, Walker CO, GA buried Lakewood Memory Gardens, Rossville, Walker CO, GA

2(F) Ethel McKeehan b 26 Apr 1904 McMinn CO, TN d 16 Jan 1906 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m never

3(M) George Willis McKeehan b 20 Nov 1906 McMinn CO, TN d 10 Aug 1974 buried West Point, Calaveras CO, CA
photo of Uncle George
m 19 Nov 1927 McMinn CO, TN TO
Elsie Emmaline Everett b 10 Mar 1911 Meigs CO, TN d 5 Sep 1990 Coos Bay, Coos CO, OR buried West Point, Calaveras CO, CA
photo of Aunt Elsie

4(F) Nancy "Nan" Mae McKeehan b 20 Apr 1909 McMinn CO, TN d 15 Jan 2007 Brentwood, Williamson CO, TN (cremated) burial Cochran Cemetery, Englewood, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Aunt Nan
m 6 Nov 1937 McMinn CO, TN TO
Fred Harris b 14 Feb 1899 Monroe CO, TN d 12 Jan 1977 Etowah, McMinn CO, TN buried Cochran Cemetery, Englewood, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Uncle Fred

5(F) Norma Evelyn "Effie" McKeehan b 1 Oct 1911 McMinn CO, TN d 24 Nov 1989 [SS Index says Nov 23] Oakland, Alameda CO, CA (cremated)
my favorite photo of Aunt Effie
m 8 Dec 1928 McMinn CO, TN TO
William "Bill" Adams b 7 Dec 1910 Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN d 6 Nov 1992 Oakland, Alameda CO, CA
photo of Aunt Effie and Uncle Bill

6(F) Dollie Thelma McKeehan b 27 Apr 1914 McMinn CO, TN d 31 Aug 1993 Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN
photo of Aunt Dollie
m (1) 22 Dec 1928 McMinn CO, TN TO (later divorced)
Everett "Ebb" B. West b ca 1913 TN d
m (2) TO (later divorced)
Jack Edward Murdock b 20 Oct 1911 TN d 19 Dec 1951 Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN, WW II soldier, buried Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery, Hamilton CO, TN
photo of Jack Murdock at shoe store
m (3) 3 Dec 1949 Bradley CO, TN TO
James Brownlow "Brownie" Henderson b 30 June 1916 TN d 6 Nov 1980 Chattanooga, Hamilton CO, TN
photo of Brownie Henderson

7(F) Harriet Jeanette McKeehan b 19 Mar 1917 McMinn CO, TN d 5 Apr 1986 Etowah, McMinn CO, TN buried Greenhill Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Aunt Harriet
m TO
Robert "Bob" Glenn Wyatt b 15 Nov 1908 McMinn CO, TN d 15 Jan 1990 Etowah, McMinn CO, TN buried Greenhill Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
photo of Uncle Bob

8(F) Alta "Altie" Agnes McKeehan b 19 Oct 1920 McMinn CO, TN d 25 May 1923 Athens, McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN

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

I will always be grateful to my parents, Tommy and Beulah Nipper, and to my great-grandmother, Bessie (Tucker) McKeehan, who shared so many stories and memories and helped as much as possible with the family tree. Also, I appreciate the stories and help from Aunt Harriet (McKeehan) Wyatt, my grandmother Susie (McKeehan) Nipper Blakemore, Cousin Floyd Hughes, and Cousin Jim McDonald. Many of their memories and stories will be recorded and preserved on this website.

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

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