Sheree Treece Edington's Family Tree
Updated August 18, 2008
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I am researching the families of Treece, Boruff, Hopper, Collinsworth, Meltabarger, Goin, Stalling, and Owsley (as well as many other side branch families) all settling in the Claiborne, Union, Knox, and other surrounding counties in Tennessee. Any help in info, pictures or hints for any of these families and their ancestors are always greatly appreciated. If you see any corrections that need to be made, PLEASE let me know. This is an ongoing work in progress. I can't forsee it ever ending.
It has been brought to my attention that perhaps the Michael Treece that my family branches from may not be Peter Treece's (Dries)son. (Thanks Mary Lou!) It has not been proven one way or the other I don't think, but I have been digging and poking around trying to get something other than our Michael's Revelutionary War info and census records. If anyone has any information regarding this branch - PLEASE let me know as it would be greatly appreciated. Due to this little snafu I have ran into, I am currently trying to update and correct some of my info and double check my records. Back to the books!
As of August 2007 we have submitted DNA to the Treece Family, Parks Family, and the Cumberland Gap DNA Family Tree Projects. Because this DNA is directed from the males, we were in search of the father of William David Treece, son of Frances Treece who never married. We were able to determine that the DNA match came back to a decendant of Joseph Parks of Blount County, TN (and N.C.). I wish we were able to narrow it down even more, but this is more information than we had, so I'm grateful.
Big "THANK YOU" to:
Dianne Tipton for an abundance of info on the Treece family and for pointing me in the right direction. As well as Mary Lou Clegg for helping to provide clarification for a large amount of information regarding several branches of the Treece families and narrowing down the correct Michael Treece my family decended from.
Mary Honeycutt & Amanda Boruff for all of their help and continued help in locating our Boruff families. As well as forging a wonderful frendship. Thank you to Nancy Zechman at Host Church for all of the wonderful church and cemetary pictures and to Johnathan Del Collo for pictures of Simon & Valentine Boruff's memorial stones. And a big thank you to Mary Elkhart (I think I spelled it wrong Mary!). Between Mary H., Mary E., Amanda and myself, we are having a good time researching the Boruff family.
A big "thank you" to Charlie Gibson for help on the Meltabarger families, all of the pictures and warm family friendship.
Charlotte Johnson for tons of information and the invitation to join her Collinsworth Family website. Great information from my family's connection to Orphia Collinsworth (wife of A.J. Boruff).
With regards to the Owsleys, I did obtain a lot of information from the Owsley Family Tree website. Here again, Dianne Tipton pointed me there. If you are searching for the Owsley families -the Owsley website is the place to go and the people to contact.
- Nora Hopper and kids (40 KB)
Ola, Jim, Nora, Melba and Marie
- Simon Boruff memorial headstone (193 KB)
Simon Boruff memorial headstone
- Nora Boruff, Alice Williams and Zetti (174 KB)
"Nora Boruff, Alice Williams and Zetti with kids"
- Treece (248 KB)
Lon and Lillian Treece in their younger days.
- Meltabarger Girls (384 KB)
L-R top: Irene, Zettie, & Rose
L-R bottom: Lillie, Nell & Ola
- Inside Host Church in PA (165 KB)
Inside Host Church
- big flirt? (353 KB)
Nora Hopper, Kathy Hopper and Ola Hopper Cole
- 5 Generations (442 KB)
Nora Boruff Damewood, Sheree Treece, Alice Williams, Mae Treece, and Wayne Treece
- Andrew Jackson Boruff and second wife, Orphia (257 KB)
Perhaps taken a few years prior to Orphia's death
- Wayne, Ken & Lon Treece (249 KB)
Wayne,Ken & Lon Treece
- Tombstone of John Collinsworth (17 KB)
From Collinsworth Family Home Page
- Mae Treece (164 KB)
Mae Treece at work
- Ruth Ann Nichols, Mae Williams and Alice Boruff (1325 KB)
Ruth Ann Nichols, Mae Williams, and Alice Boruff
- Tombstone of Rebecca Clarkson Collinsworth (19 KB)
From Collinsworth Family website
- Walter Leigh (20 KB)
Walt as a young man in the service
- Alice Boruff, A.J. Boruff, etc. (65 KB)
Alice Boruff, A.J. Boruff, unk, unk, unk, Mae Williams, unk, unk
- Wayne, Kanney, and Ken Treece (780 KB)
Wayne, Kanney & Ken Treece - Taken in 1940's (?)
- Kanney, Wayne and Ken (627 KB)
Kanney, Wayne & Ken Treece, taken about 1986
- Nora McKinney and family (62 KB)
L-R Top: Unk, unk, Nora, Alice (holding Mae), unk, unk / Bottom step L-R: unk, Carl McKinney
- Granny (Nora) Hopper with her 'girls' (414 KB)
Left to right standing: Melba, Marie, Ola, Lillian & Frances
Left to right seated: Mildred, Nora, (Mary) Cathy
- Simon and Valentine Boruff memorials (175 KB)
Simon & Valentine Boruff memorials
- Meltabarger Party (66 KB)
Center couple is Leon Franklin and Levesta Meltabarger
- Taken at Francis' Funeral (696 KB)
Frank & Lillian Goff, Marie, J.D. (John David) Hopper, Ola & Leroy Cole
- Front of Host Church in PA (201 KB)
Front of Host Church in PA
- Meltabarger sisters (48 KB)
- Taken at Francis' funeral - 2 (739 KB)
J.D., Lillian, Melba, Mildred, Marie, Jim & Ola
- Valentine Boruff memorial headstone (192 KB)
Valentine Boruff memorial headstone
- Ola, Frances & Marie (1029 KB)
Ola, Frances & Marie - Christmas picture?