Hello John, what a pleasant surprise to hear from you. I am very interested in trading information with you, especially photographs. I have waited for so long, and searched everywhere to hopefully find someone who may have photographs I could use to compare what I have.
I looked at my family file and notice that Jesse had a few children in Tellico Plains, Icy Mae in 1882, an infant unknown 1884 William Jesse in 1886. This puts Jesse's family in the same county of Tennessee (Monroe Co.) as Adniram and his family. I know Adniram left Georgia some time after the birth of his and Sarah's 2nd daughter, Sarah Rose (b. 1876) because I did find them on the 1880 Monroe Co., TN Census. Jesse's two brothers, Thomas and James A. (my great grandfather) were with their father on this census. I'm also told that there were 3 sons born to them while living in Tennessee, Louis (1881), Luther (aft 1883) and Benjamin H. (1886). I know that James A. remained in Tennessee and that his father returned to Georgia.
Do you know approximately when Adniram had returned to Georgia and better yet, do you know why he and some of his children left there and went to Tennessee in the first place? My family there in TN were loggers, worked for Babcock Lumber Co., possilby even worked in the Copper Mines, just not really sure. I have a photograph of some Miners that everyone said was James A., but I don't believe it's him, maybe it's a brother or even Adniram. With us exchanging photographs maybe we can figure out who some of these people are.
I would love to know more about him and anyone else you would care to chat about.
One Spiva/Spivy/Spivey I have been trying to track down who he belongs to is a man with your name, John Spivey. Records show him as John Spiva and I do know he was a relative. I have pictures of him and his family but not one of my relatives knows who he is, or was, except my father. My dad was the oldest of 10 children and remembers so much about their lives in Tennessee. He actually thought this man was his grandfather's brother John, but I've been told by the family in Georgia that that's impossibly as Adniram's son John was married only once and spent his life in Georgia, not TN or NC. I'll send you his picture so you can see who I am talking about. . . and maybe, just maybe, someone can tell me who his family may have been. Was it a son of one of the children who came with Adniram?
I'm in the process of revamping my website and the Spivey family is the first one that is being repaired and updated with information, corrections and photographs... especially the unknown ones. I'll let you know when that is done.
I have been in touch with other Spivey researchers but sadly have lost ALL my email addresses and folders filled with information they have sent me. I know, I know.. they say back it up.. well, I did that and for some reason or another when the installer who put in my XP tried to put it back caused my CD to become corrupt! I never imagined that I should probably back it up on (2) CD's! Such a loss, you just can't even imagine.
Gotta run. Let me know when we can start exchanging photographs and I'll get out what I can and get them off to you.
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