Presently we are searching John's paternal family. We have gone back as far as John Sylvester Rhea b.1-8-1859, d. 11-19-1922.
We are trying to connect John Sylvester to John Rhea, b. 1753 in Ireland, that Rheatown, TN was named for. We think that John Sylvester may be a son of one of John Rhea's brothers.
Eventually we will be searching for the other sides of Johns paternal family including the Howsers, Yeagers, Listers, Bullens, Godseys, and Russells. John's maternal side includes the Fraleys, Websters, Days, and Adkins.
Maybe by the middle of the 21st century we will start on Lou's side of the family which includes the Brooks, Prices, Shepherds and Johnsons.
If you have any information on any of these families please contact us at the email address listed.