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For the love of history

Letter to the Editor

From Carol Redmond, NSDAR

What a wonderful article.  We are looking forward to the “rest of the story.”

One thing our townspeople should know is that although Mr. Barnes resides in Johnson City, it was Jonesborough he came to hoping to find someone to take care of his Grandmother’s papers.

Jonesborough did her best.

Amber Crumley at the Visitors Center directed him to State of Franklin Chapter.

Teresa James of that chapter digitalized the records supplying copies to the paper and to the other chapters involved.  Then, after determining the correct repository would be the John Sevier- Sarah Hawkins Chapter NSDAR in Johnson City, those records were presented to them.

Mr. Barnes had assured us he did not want the originals back but wanted them to be in the correct archive.

We are excited about the future articles — no one tells a story like The Judge.

If anyone has records, Bible pages or photographs please do not destroy them. We would love to catalogue them and preserve them for study.