Banner Photograph
Davis Dairy, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee on Wildwood.
Taken by Judith Richards Shubert, September 28, 2005, Copyright

Friday, October 30, 2009

Henry Estel Slept Upstairs

Old Homeplace of John Henry and Sallie Cooley Shubert Roane Co TN Tourist Center and Museum Today
Old Homeplace of John Henry and Sallie Cooley Shubert Roane Co TN Tourist Center and Museum Today back view
Old Homeplace of John Henry and Sallie Cooley Shubert Roane Co TN Tourist Center and Museum Today Henry's upstairs room 2nd fr leftLoudon County Museum / Carmichael Inn
Loudon, Tennessee

Loudon County Museum/Carmichael Inn 501 Poplar St., Loudon, 37774. Museum includes Civil War exhibits showcased in the Carmichael Inn, a circa 1810 two-story log cabin used as a stagecoach inn. A self-guided tour of downtown Loudon and the county tells of the town’s early years and Civil War history. Open daily. Admission is free.
Located behind the courthouse in Loudon is one of the area's oldest homes. The Carmichael Inn is a two story log structure which served as a stopping place for stage coach travelers enroute from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Travelers would be ferried across the river to spend the night and then resume traveling the next morning by the next stagecoach. Although the exact date of construction is unknown, the first stage of construction is thought to have been completed around 1810. The log house was built by John Hudson Carmichael (1780-1840). His sons operated the Inn, the ferry, and the stagecoach. Two of his sons, James and Dan, fell in love with and married two sisters who were traveling on the stagecoach from Georgia to the Tate Springs Resort.

The Carmichael Inn can be described as an "I-house" as it is two stories tall, one room deep and two or more rooms long. It has a central chimney which opens into fireplaces in the two downstairs. The structure has a gable roof and two front and two rear doors. A two-story porch runs the length of the house. The Carmichael Inn is currently being used as a museum and visitors center.

Henry Estel Shubert son of John Henry and Sallie Cooley Shubert made circa 1945Henry Estel Shubert
November 11, 1889 Roane County, Tennessee
October 25, 1953 Loudon County, Tennessee

Children of John Henry and Sara Jane Sallie Cooley Shubert Lenoir City TN after 1953
Children of John Henry Shubert (1865-1924) and Sara Jane (Sallie) Cooley (1868-1909)
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Left to right: Arch, Ben, Ulysis, Maude, Henry Estel, and Buck
Picture made before 1953.

On the wall in Aunt Alyce's dining room there is a painting of a home, one that looks like so many others found in the little communities across our country. It is a wooden structure and it is obviously a place that holds many memories for the Shubert family, as it is lovingly displayed in a place of prominance. I asked Aunt Alyce about the picture and about why it meant so much to her and her brothers and sisters. She was eager to tell us the story about how her father, Henry Estel, had lived in the house as a child and how he had laid on his bed in the upstairs bedroom and looked out of the window, staring at the stars dreaming of what his life would be like one day. She pointed out the very window that opened up the world to him in his dreams. It was the second one from the left. Now the house stands as a testament to those days when our ancestors lived and died, worked and played in our beloved Tennessee. It is the very same structure that houses the Loudon County Museum.

Schubert and Wells Genealogy, written by W.B. Howerton Kingston, Tennessee,
September 1987, p. 26:

1900 Roane Co. Census, 9th Dist., 102-103, P. 120A, 11 June 1900
SHUBERT, John, head, 33, b. Dec. 1866 m. 13 yr.
Sarah, wife, 34, b. Aug. 1865, m. 13 yr., 6 chld., 5 living
Fred, son, 12, b. May 1888
Henry, son, 10, b. Nov. 1889
Maude, dau, 6, b. Apr. 1894
Buck, son, 1, b. Sep. 1898
Ben, son, 1, b. Sep. 1898
Deceased: Infant child of J.H. and Sallie Shubert.*
Nancy Morenan, dau. of J.H. and S.J. Shubert, b. 18 July 1901, d. 26 July 1902*
*On gravestone in Durham Cemetery, near Laurel Bluff, in Roane Co., TN

Name: Sarah Shuberd Date of Death: 9/26/09 Sex: Female Color: ----- Age: 40 Married or Single: Married Place of Death: Roane County Cause of Death: Cancer Place of Birth: Roane County Occupation: Farmer's wife
DEATH CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 54644 Name: Cacil Shubert Date of Death: 6/4/12 Sex: Female Color: White Age: 6 months Married or Single: ----- Place of Death: Lenoir City Cause of Death: Toa bactas (?) Place of Birth: Lenoir City Occupation: -----


1920 U.S. Census Roane County, Tennessee, [] accessed:February 15, 2009.

Loudon County Death Certificates, [] accessed:February 15, 2009.

"Carmichael Inn", Loudon County TnGenWeb [] accessed:February 15, 2009.

Loudon County Museum/Carmichael Inn, Digital Format, Originals belonging to Judith Richards Shubert, 2009.

Shubert, Henry Estel. Digital Format, Original photograph belonging to Robert Allen Shubert, 2009.

Shubert, children of Henry and Sallie Shubert, Digital Format, Original photograph belonging to Robert Allen Shubert, 2009

Howerton, W. B., "Schubert and Wells Genealogy," Kingston, Tennessee, September 1987.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Where were They in 1909?

Sometimes "I am a day late and a dollar short!" But I had written this some time ago and forgotten it. For family members who might be interested, I thought I'd go ahead and post.

Back on June 6, 2009, Randy Seaver of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun fame challenged us to do the following:

1) Which of your ancestors were alive in 1909?
2) Tell us where your ancestral families were living in 1909. What country, state, county, city/town, etc. Who was in the family at the time? Use the 1910 census as "close enough."
3) Have you found each of these families in the 1910 census?

4) Write a blog post about your response. Or write a comment to this post.
5) Have fun. Learn something!
My husband, Robert Allen Shubert's, ancestors:
Maternal Grandmother:
LEOLA HITCH - b. May 24, 1903 Ducktown, Polk County, Tennessee
- d. August 7, 1976 Winter Park, Orange County, Florida* (See Census below.)

Maternal G-grandmother:
ARIE LEE ARTHUR HITCH b. May 20, 1879 Polk County, Tennessee
- d. 1961 Orlando, Orange County, Florida* (See Census below.)
Maternal G-grandfather:
JOSEPH EDGAR HITCH b. September 19, 1877 Polk County, Tennessee
-d. 1946 Orlando, Orange County, Florida* (See Census below.)

Maternal 2nd G-grandfather:
JASON K. ARTHUR b. 1846 - d. 1921 Polk County, Tennessee
with children Arie Lee Arthur, Horace G. Arthur, Blanche Arthur, and 3 other daughters

Maternal 3rd G-grandfather:
JASPER NEWTON MITCHELL - b. February 10, 1824 Tennessee
- May 26, 1910 Blount County, Tennessee

Maternal Grandfather:
WILLIAM SPENCE DAVIS, SR. - b. March 24, 1895 Sevier County, Tennessee
- December 17, 1976 Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee

Maternal G-grandmother:
ELIZABETH ANNE BURNS DAVIS b. February 16, 1874 - d. August 1, 1943
Maternal G-grandfather:
JAMES PINKNEY DAVIS b. September 09, 1869 Sevier County, Tennessee
- d. May 01, 1934 Loudon County, Tennessee

Maternal 2nd G-grandmother:
SARAH MELVINA HINES - b. May 19, 1850 Blount County, Tennessee
- d. September 24, 1919 buried Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee

Paternal G-grandfather:
JAMES R. CONNER - b. October 4, 1865 Tennessee
- d. November 5, 1948 in Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee
Paternal G-grandmother:
CEALY JANE ROGERS CONNER - b. January 16, 1869 Sevier County, Tennessee or Western North Carolina
- d. February 03, 1948 Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee
with children: Martha Ann, Alfred L., Ellen, Mae

Paternal 2nd G-grandfather:
JESSIE ROGERS - b. August 30, 1847 - April 29, 1914
Paternal 2nd G-grandmother:
MARTHA GRAVES ROGERS- b. 1852 - d. 1925

Paternal Grandmother:
MARTHA ANN CONNER SHUBERT - b. October 27, 1892 Sevier County, Tennessee
- d. June 5, 1964 Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee
Paternal Grandfather:
HENRY ESTEL SHUBERT - b. November 11, 1889 - Roane County, Tennessee
- d. October 25, 1953 Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee

Paternal G-grandfather:
JOHN HENRY SHUBERT - b. December 26, 1865 Midway, Roane County, Tennessee
- d. March 16, 1924 Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee
Paternal G-grandmother:
SARA JANE COOLEY SHUBERT - b. June 25, 1868 Meigs County, Tennessee
- d. September 25, 1909 Roane County, Tennessee *(See death certificate below)

Paternal 2nd G-grandfather:
HENRY MITCHELL SHUBERT - b. March 7, 1839 Sevier Co., Tennessee
- d. June 1, 1915 Midway, Roane County, Tennessee

Paternal 2nd G-grandfather:
JOHN THOMAS COOLEY - b. March 1845 - d. 1918 prob. Meigs County or Roane County, Tennessee

Name: Sarah Shuberd
Date of Death: 9/26/09
Sex: Female
Color: -----
Age: 40
Married or Single: Married
Place of Death: Roane County
Cause of Death: Cancer
Place of Birth: Roane County
Occupation: Farmer's wife

Found in the 1910 Florida U. S. Census:

Name: Arie Hatch
Age in 1910: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Household Members:
Name Age
Joe Hatch 33
Arie Hatch 30
Leola Hatch 6

Says they were in Caddo Co. (?) Name Hitch misspelled.

These are Bob's family ancestors living in 1909.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Carson-Newman 1941 Graduating Class

Carson-Newman College Graduating Class 1941, Ray Shubert
Carson-Newman College
Graduating Class

Jefferson City, Tennessee

My father-in-law, Ray Allen Shubert, is in the 2nd row from top, standing 2nd from left. Ray was born September 8, 1917, in Lenoir City, Tennessee. Son of Martha Ann Conner and Henry Estel Shubert, Ray was a star athlete in high school and college. He was honored with an induction into the Sports Hall of Fame at both Lenoir City High School and Carson-Newman.


Carson-Newman College Yearbook, The 1941 Appalachian, Jefferson City, Tennessee, Ralph Below, Editor, Conard Gass, Manager. Digitally reproduced photo by Judith Richards Shubert, 2009.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Phyllis Evelyn Froneberger Davis - 1922-2005

Phyllis Evelyn Froneberger
March 10, 1922 - June 27, 2005

Phyllis F. "Maw" Davis, 83, of Hixson, passed away Monday, June 27, 2005. Phyllis was born in Maryville, Tennessee, and was a 1941 graduate of Maryville High School. She moved to Chattanooga in 1961 and was of the Baptist faith.

Phyllis and her husband owned and operated Chickamauga Marina until they retired in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Russell and Margaret Melvina Froneberger; sisters, Glenn Ferguson, Mae Brooks, and Margaret Froneberger; brother, William Froneberger; granddaughter, Rachel Cemel; and a great-grandson, Chandler Pursley.

She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Davis, Jr.; daughters, Margaret Ann Pursley and husband, Buford, of Ringgold, Barbara Brewer and husband, Don, and Brenda Cemel and husband, Albert; son, Spence Davis, all of Chattanooga; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 3 P.M. today at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jim Hensley officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 P.M. until service time today at the funeral home. Share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

Aunt Phyllis was a delightful, sweet, and caring sister-in-law
to our dear mom and dad, Marilee Davis and Ray Shubert.
They all visited with one another often and Phyllis always sent the most beautiful greeting cards to them. After mom and dad's deaths we found a great number of those cards that Marilee had carefully saved. I now have them in a beautiful scrapbook. I know her family misses her. We do.


"Obituaries - Phyllis Evelyn Froneberger Davis." The Daily Times,, [Blount County, Tennessee], 29 Jun 2005.

Photograph, Phyllis Evelyn Froneberger, Digital Format, original belonging to Brenda Davis Cemel, Hixson, Tennessee, 2009.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

William Spence Davis, Jr. - Sept 28, 1921 - Oct 08, 2008

William "Bill" Spence Davis, Jr.
Island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands
World War II

William "Bill" Spence Davis, Jr., 87, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee, but moved to Maryville, Tennessee, during his childhood. He served in the Navy as a Ship Fitter Second Class Construction Battalion from 1943-1945. He was stationed in Saipan during WWII.

After moving to Chattanooga in 1961, Bill and his wife, Phyllis, owned and operated Chickamauga Marina. They retired in 1992.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Phyllis Evelyn Davis; parents, William Spence Davis, Sr. (Maryville) and Leola Hitch (Orlando, Florida); sister, Marilee Davis Shubert (Nashville); step-mother, Mary Sue Davis (Maryville); granddaughter, Rachel Cemel, and a great grandson, Chandler Pursley.
Survivors include his son, William Spence Davis, III, of Chattanooga; daughters, Margaret Ann Pursley (Buford) of Ringgold, Barbara Brewer (Don) of Chattanooga, and Brenda Cemel (Albert) of Hixson; sister, Suzanne Kerr (Ernest) of Maryville; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 11, 2008, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens with Dr. Jim Hensley officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for visitation from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P
.M. Saturday, October 11, 2008, at the North Chapel.

Arrangements are made by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, Tennessee 37343.

Junior Davis was my husband, Bob Shubert's, uncle.
He is the uncle mentioned in the story about "Spence with His Oliver-66".
Bob's mother, Marilee, and her big brother, Junior, were inseparable
growing up and in the later days of their lives they talked
every weekend on the phone.
Junior was a handsome, funny, loving guy to his family and friends,
and the Shuberts miss him!


"Obituaries - William (Bill) Spence Davis, Jr." Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory [Chattanooga, Tennessee] 8 Oct. 2008.

Photograph, Junior Davis, Digital Format, original belonging to Brenda Davis Cemel, Hixson, Tennessee, 2009.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Honor of a Nomination - "40 Best Genealogy Blogs"

Wow! I've just learned from a dear friend and fellow blogger, Janice Tracy, author of several blogs about Mississippi that my blog, Tennessee Memories, has been nominated for one of the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs! I'm very honored and appreciate so much my readers.

In the May 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine, the editors will name the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs.

The genealogy community was asked to nominate the genealogy blogs they read most. Beginning on October 5, voting commenced on the nominated blogs in several categories. You can find the list of nominees and vote for your favorites at Family Tree Magazine here. (For more on nominations and voting, go here.)

I had no idea. I have been so out of things for a while with my eyesight and the work I'm doing as Historian for our "50 Year Club" in Mineral Wells - my high school alma mater - that I've not been keeping up with my blogging community like I should. I truly appreciate the nomination and am really excited about the possibility of being voted on by readers.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

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