|WHO WERE THE FRATERVILLE MINERS?|
181. RHEA, Robert M., was probably Robert RAY, born March 1861 in NC, who was a coal miner, with wife, Minerva, born March 1856, in the 1900 census. Robert RAY married Minerva SHINLIVER 15 April 1894 in Anderson County, TN. They had 2 children: Cora, born May 1883, and Lena, born February 1886. The children may have been children of Robert and a previous wife.
182. REDICK, John, was born December 1844 in TN. He was the oldest known miner who was killed in the explosion. He married Evelyn JACKSON 5 July 1870 in Knox County, TN. They had 3 children with none living in 1900. Evelyn was born January 1856.
183. SPEARS, William J., was born 4 April 1866. He may have been the Will SPEARS, son of Dan. and Queen SPEARS, in the 1880 census for Caryville, Campbell County, TN. Queen SPEARS, born October 1849 in TN, married William SHARP 20 January 1895 in Anderson County, TN. In the 1900 census for Anderson County, TN, Queen had 4 children from her previous marriage in the household. The children of Dan. and Queen SPEARS were: Dan J., born about 1867; William J. "Will" (#183); Mary, born about 1873; George, born August 1875; Elmore, born October 1882; Eva, born April 1884; and, Ella, born September 1888, all in TN.
184. YETT, Joseph, was born October 1868 in TN. In the 1900 census for District 5, Anderson County, TN, his wife, Hattie, enumerated as Addie, reported having no children. Also in the household was a 9 year old nephew, Brincy KYLE, born August 1871 in TN. He is probably the Joseph YETT, age 12, who was a son, in the household of George and Clarrie YETT, in the 1880 census for Grass, Cocke County, TN. He is probably the Joseph YETT who married Hattie BROWN 19 January 1892 in Anderson County, TN. Hattie YETT married William GOULD 16 October 1903 in Anderson County, TN.
Anderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Records 1989, compiled by Mary S. Harris, Whipporwill Publications, Evansville, IN, 1989.
Ancestry.com - 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 United States censuses for Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Carroll, Davidson, Knox, McMinn and Roane Counties, TN
Ancestry.com - Tennessee Marriages 1780-2002
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