Signal Mountain Genealogical Society Meeting February 4

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Signal Mountain Genealogical Society will meet at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at the
Walden Town Hall (1836 Taft Highway).    Refreshments will be served at 1:00 pm followed by the business meeting and program.

 The speaker for the February meeting will be Signal Mountain resident, Lynne Hill.  Ms. Hill, who is active in the local Daughters of The American Revolution, will present a program, " Utilizing DAR resources for genealogical searches."  

 Visitors are welcome as always.


Chester Martin Remembers Old Washington And Some Twists And Turns Of His Mom's Family History

Think "East Tennessee". And think of the backwoods of the year 1828 when my great-grandmother was born - on a farm, of course - "in the beautiful hills in the midst of Roane County", as an old song says. She was Elizabeth Sarah Willett, the daughter of Enoch Willett , Sr., and the former Elizabeth Ford of the Grassy Cove community. John Ford, her mother’s father, had ... (click for more)

Tri-state (TN-GA-AL) Rail Stops - East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, 1851

This railroad began existence as the Hiwassee Railroad Company in Tennessee in 1836, intending to link up with the Georgia State Railroad (Western and Atlantic, or W&A) at Dalton extending to Knoxville, Tennessee.   The Red Clay and Cross Plains Branch Railroad Company was chartered in 1840 to meet the former company at Red Clay.   After reorganizing into a single ... (click for more)

Naked Man Involved In Collision On Highway 111 Taken Into Custody

A naked man who was involved in a wreck on Highway 111 late Friday morning is facing numerous charges. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff deputies started to receive numerous reports that a vehicle was driving erratically on U.S. Highway 111 and that the driver was stopping his vehicle and at one point got out of his vehicle in a naked state. According to ... (click for more)

City Council Incumbents Anderson, Gilbert, Freeman, Hakeem Pick Up Papers Seeking Re-Election

Four City Council incumbents have picked up papers for the March 7 city election. The latest getting qualifying petitions are Russell Gilbert in District 5, Chris Anderson in District 7 and Yusuf Hakeem in District 9. Moses Freeman in District 8 picked up earlier. Anthony Byrd is a possible challenger. Former District 7 Councilman Manny Rico has already qualified. Others ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Citizens Are The Best

Today, when I finished my shift, my wife and I had a rare kid-free time where she and I could enjoy a nice quiet dinner. So, when I left my extra job and she left her job, we met at a neat local place in St. Elmo. She and I had been looking forward to and planning this dinner all day. You see, between my work with the city of Chattanooga, my many hours of extra jobs, and our responsibilities ... (click for more)

My Garden In October

Just when you thought the weather would never break, the heat was on low this morning as Tide and I stepped from the house to study our October garden. Falling leaves and the dog’s dirty tennis balls aside, let’s praise the Lord that, as a new month dawns, we are still blessed with orchids and onions galore. The dog asks that I include the fact October is National Pet Adoption month ... (click for more)