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Spivey Cove vs James Spivey Property
Posted by: Linda Spivey-Bjorklund (ID *****3261) Date: April 29, 2002 at 11:35:43
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Now that I am now DONE with my chemo and radiation I am ready to get in here and try to find some stuff on my relatives from Monroe County!! You'll see me here often from this time on...sure hope someone can help!

Can someone tell me how I might locate records of any kind showing where my great grandfather's place was actually located in Monroe County. I know, or actually was told, that Spivey Cove was named after the family that lived there....which is James Spivey and his family. Spivey Creek, located just behind the Spivey Cove entrance sign, is where my father said he used to play, as well as where they used to get their drinking water.

I am trying to locate a map of the location, or something that can show me how large the property was he lived on, who his neighbors may have been, etc. When he lived there the Government came in and planted a Walnut Orchard which he took care of. He also had a large Apple Orchard.

I would like to find out when the first Spiva/Spivey lived on this property and when it was my grandfather, Luther "Luke" left the property when he could not pay the taxes the Government was asking for after Babcock had sold the mountain to them. James's father Adnirum (also spelled Adnearum, Adenarum) Spiva/Spivey is found on the 1880 Monroe Co Census with his 2nd wife Sarah, along with James (age 16 yoa) and some siblings. I know that Adniram left Union Co., GA after 1876 for TN, and left Monroe Co. after 1888 back to GA, James staying behind and living there.

Does anyone know if there are land records of any homesteaders, or whatever they were called, for this area. My great grandfather and my grandfather both worked for Babcock lumber company. I don't know if Adniram did because I don't know how long Babcock was in business there before selling and leaving. I'm trying to place this home in the vicinity of several families my father remembers as possibly being there at the time; Martins, Plemmons, Milsaps, Evans, "Jim Hughes Field". I'm trying to place my fathers whereabouts of his life while he lived in TN and NC. By finding the families he's talking about and where they lived I'm sure I'll be able to place his location. Another place he remembers is one that was just called "The old Robert's place."

Before I get myself confused on what I"m asking for I will quit for now. If anyone can assist me on what records I might find information on about the Spivey place and the surrounding places I sure would appreciate it.

Thank you all kindly.
Linda May


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