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Jamie's Ancestral Digs

Updated September 5, 2000

Jamie's Ancestral Digs is a genealogical resource for anyone searching for Hicks, Holder, Partin/Parton, Johnson, and Sentell families in the Appalachian areas of North Carolina and Tennessee (especially Cocke County). It is also a resource for anyone searching for Abbott, Barkley, Campbell, Pittman, and Thor families in Oklahoma, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, and Western Tennessee.

If you think you might be related to these families please feel free to contact me................
Jamie Hicks Tiernan

I would like to personally thank the following people...... without them I would have large gaps in my family tree. It's great to know I had more family than I thought!

Doris Noland Parton ( ) Without your help on my Partin line I never would have found Serena's parents...... And I never would have known that I was Dolly Parton's 4th cousin :-) You have been a wonderful resource and have helped me break down some of the walls I had on my Anderson Hicks line.

Ken Jenkins and Pat Jenkins Hartman ( ) Both of you have been wonderful to share your vast information on my Pittman line. I have loved getting to know Anne Campbell through your letters. Pat I am completely indebted to you for the wonderful photos you sent me of Anne and her family along with the documentation you sent me. I look forward to working more with both of you as we pin down more on the Thor & Campbell lines.

I must also mention Noble G. Abbott who compiled the genealogy of Elisha and Martha Abbott. I would have nothing on them without the vast work he put together in a family book many years ago. I inherited a copy of this book from my Grandmother Edna Barkley Pittman. The entire Abbott line I have posted on this site is Noble G. Abbott's work. Thank you!

I would also like to thank Sam P. Sentelle for the most amazing resources on the Sentell/Sentelle line! The information on the Sentell's is his, I simply fleshed out the information on the descendants of Lillie Sentell as best I have been able too. I had a few of the names of Lillie's ancestors but now I feel I have a real start to understanding her people.

I would also like to thank the users on the GenForum lists who have been both inspiring and so very helpful. I hope that I can offer information from time to time that will be equally helpful.

~Jamie Hicks Tiernan

The surnames and states that I am researching are:

Alabama: PITTMAN
Mississippi: PITTMAN
South Carolina: HOLDER

I am also very interested in making contact with anyone searching for information on the following surnames:

Massachusetts and Rhode Island: TIERNAN, TUCKER, WAITKINS, WAYWOCKY
Ireland: TIERNAN

Please review the Genealogy Reports below for more information.

Thanks and Happy Digging!
Jamie Hicks Tiernan

Jamie Lynne Hicks Tiernan

Macon, Georgia 31220

A-United States

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Family Photos

  • Anderson Hicks (17 KB)
    Anderson Hicks (son of John) b. 08 Oct. 1852 in Cosby, Cocke Co. TN He died in 1915. He was the 2nd husband of Nancy Jane Holder and the father of Arlie Hugh Hicks, Sr.
  • Arlie Hugh Hicks, Jr. (18 KB)
    Arlie H. Hicks, Jr. - aka Jim - (son of Arlie H. Hicks Sr. and Beulah Johnson) b. 28 June 1925 in Chapel Hill, NC. He died 30 January 1972 in Florida. He was the husband of Norma Jane Pittman and the father of 3 children (including me!)
  • Arlie Hugh Hicks, Sr. (25 KB)
    Arlie H. Hicks, Sr. (son of Anderson Hicks and Nancy Holder) b. 01 April 1901 in Newport (Cocke Co.), TN. d. 19 January 1981. He was the husband and childhood sweetheart of Beulah Johnson. They had only one child.
  • Alexander H. Johnson (17 KB)
    Alexander H. Johnson (son of Henry Johnson and Margaret Carver) b. 04 February 1869 in Cosby (Cocke Co.) TN. d. 17 November 1940. Husband of Norah E. Sentell. Father of Beulah Johnson.
  • Beulah Johnson (13 KB)
    Beulah Johnson (daughter of Alexander H. Johnson and Norah E. Sentell) b. 03 May 1901 in Newport (Cocke Co.) TN. d. 27 November 1967 in Culpepper, VI. She was killed by a drunk driver. She was the life long love of Arlie Hicks and the mother of Arlie Hicks Jr.
  • Norah E. Sentell (17 KB)
    Norah E. Sentell (daughter of Joe Rollins and Lillie Sentell) b. 15 November 1872 in TN. d. 27 August 1926. She was the 1st wife of Alexander Johnson and the mother of Beulah.
  • Nancy Holder (22 KB)
    Nancy Holder (daughter of Mark and Martha Holder) b. 07 March 1860 in TN. d. 23 May 1947. She was first married to Daniel Price abt. 1877 she later married Anderson Hicks. She was the mother of Arlie H. Hicks Sr.
  • Anna Campbell (87 KB)
    Anna Campbell (daughter of Merril Campbell and Mary Thor) b. 29 August 1865 in Randolph Co. AK. d. 23 November 1954 in Blackwell (Kay Co.) OK. She was married first to John G. Jenkins and later to George Francis Pittman. She was the mother of Herman "Earl" Pittman This photo shows "Annie" with her brother and her children. (l-r top row) "Earl" Pittman, Bill Campbell, Grover Jenkinsj, Irvin Pittman (l-r bottom row) Clemma Pittman, Annie with Pearl Pittman in her lap, Johnnie Jenkins Reeve with Floyd Pittman and Johnnie's daughter Violet Reeves in her lap. The photo was taken about 1908 and was sent to me by Pat Jenkins Hartman.
  • Edna Barkley (35 KB)
    Edna Barkley (daughter of Thomas J. Barkley and Martha Abbott) b. 24 May 1900 d. 21 April 1991. She was the wife of Herman "Earl" Pittman and the mother of Norma Jane Pittman

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