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Headrick Connections
The "Connection" in East Tennessee
is a great place to start, but is not final proof...
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Many times in my Headrick, Emert, Dunn and Patty research, I have noted as a source, The "Connection" in East Tennessee. The lineage of descent for several East Tennessee families is given in The "Connection" in East Tennessee, by Izora Waters Frizzell and Olga Jones Edwards. The book was first published in 1968 and updated in 1978. It was out of print, but is currently being offered by various bookstores on line. It is a wonderful source for researchers of various families of East Tennessee, but is primarily a genealogy, not a source book. The book gives a detailed lineage of several "clans" of East Tennessee, many of whom settled in Tuckaleechee Cove in Blount County, Tennessee. Like all genealogies, the book contains errors, but much of the data can be proven using alternative sources. The book is excellent as a starting point to link the strongly interrelated branches of the various clans. The biggest problem is that it does not contain a bibliography or extensive source notes. In many cases, it provides no sources other than a vague reference to "census." However, in some cases, it includes transcripts of old letters, which are invaluable for researchers. Some of the lineages contained in the book are recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Descendants of Daniel Headrick, one son of John and Lizzie (Myers) Headrick, have been accepted by D.A.R. However, Southern Muse's interest is in Jacob Headrick, of Murray County, Georgia (previously of Tennessee), who remains unproven, to my knowledge.

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