Pat Guffey

William Gibbs Allen (October 21, 1836---November 28, 1924), the son of Valentine Allen III and Ann Frazier Allen, was born in Jackson County, …

While looking for information relating to Rhea County, I came across some hand-written notes which are significant to the history of Spring Ci…

In times past people wrote letters to their kinfolk and friends. This method of communication was used because people lived great distances fr…

Even though it has been ninety-four years since the Scopes Trial was held, memories of it still “linger in the air” around Rhea County! One co…

Our history holds many tragic events, but perhaps one of the saddest is being put to death for a crime one did not commit. A story about one o…

The Fourth of July celebrations of today are somewhat different from those in the early days after this date was declared a federal holiday. H…

This past weekend was spent at my Darwin family reunion, where cousins from all over the United States met to learn more about our family hist…

We find that it was not uncommon for our ancestors to have large families many years ago due to many reasons. The lifestyle was very different…

Old newspaper articles are always interesting to read, and the following crime information came from The Dayton Star dated October 5 and 12 of…

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