all of these people mentioned either lived in the putnam county, white county area, or overton county, tn area
was wondering if anyone could help me. my name is sarah lemons keel. my grandparents on my maternal side was frank edward maddle (1930-2004) and evie lois rittenberry (1931-1997). the parents of frank edward were dora mccloud (1905-1990) and beecher whittaker (the only information i have on mr. whittaker is that he was married when my great grandmother became pregnant. my grandfather knew that this was his father but papa took his last name from noah lee madewell who dora married and raised him. my mother said that mr whittaker passed away in the 1960′s.
the parents of evie lois were sarah smith (1895-1984) and john monroe rittenberry (1879-1936). monroe rittenberry died from injuries and illness related to a car accident and my aunt johnnie was the last baby born to them six months after monroe died.
from what i have found dora’s parents were daniel mccloud (1870-1932) and dicie (maiden name unknown).
i dont have any info at all on beecher whittaker besides him passing away in the 1960′s.
sarah smiths parents were loyd smith and mary lucy crook (1884-1958) lucy crook later married dee madewell. i dont have anything else on loyd smith.
i have the parents of mary lucy crook as shady crook and mary l whitehead. i dont have anything really on mary whitehead except possibly born around 1850.
i am not quite clear why people believe that mary lucy crook was married to win denson and had several children including my great grandmother sarah. i have not found anything confirming this fact at all.
if any of these names sound familiar or if you can help me fill in the gaps i would appreciate it.
thank you sarah lemons keel