Greenbrier Area of The GSMNP
The Smoky Mountain Historical Society is pleased to
announce a “Free” Military Service web page.
Many residents of Sevier County have requested there be a book in remembrance of the County’s Veterans. A few groups started but never got very far. Members of the Smoky Mountain Historical Society, along with members of the Spencer Clack Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, along with members of the Book Committee of Sevier County and its Heritage Vol. II, have created a web page in remembrance of anyone who has served in the U. S. Military. Criteria for being included in the data base is that Sevier County Veterans must have lived in, joined from, or be buried in Sevier County, Tennessee. This page will be an ongoing work that can be added to by providing information which may include up to three photos, (i.e. Service member in uniform, photo of tombstone, copy of citations or other documentation, along with a written description of the Service member’s Military Service (limited to fewer than 1000 words).
The web page will also contain sections for Blount and Cocke Counties of Tennessee that will have the same Criteria as Sevier County.
Information may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. or mail to SMHS, P.O. Box 5078, Sevierville, TN 37864-5078 or by contact with a board member of the Smoky Mountain Historical Society.
We are glad you found us. If you seek to learn about the history and mountain life of the folks who lived in, or next to, what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Eastern Tennessee you have come to the right place.
Here you will live the hardships and struggles of survival in the days of Davy Crockett and Sam Houston well into the middle of the 20th century and later. Stories these families have passed down from generation to generation; true stories that come alive.
Perhaps no other place in the United States has a genealogy that will go back to the Revolutionary War days with so many descendants who still live in this area.
Here Civil War battles were fought. Families were torn by their sons going North or South to fight each other.
Maybe these mountain folks are kin to you. You would be surprised. You will find marriage records going back over 150 years. Who is buried, in what cemeteries and where do you find them? See whether your genealogy connects you with new found cousins.
Happy exploring and please feel welcome to join with us as a member/subscriber to our quarterly Journal.
Charlotte Leibrock, President
PS: To read a brief history of the Society click on my "Welcome-------------" above.