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
of Murray County, Georgia (previously of Tennessee), who remains
unproven, to my knowledge.
Jacob & Polly (Rice) Headrick