Who Is James Chamberlain?

James Chamberlain was a Revolutionary War Patriot and WAGS member Betty Jane Hylton, a well known genealogy researcher has written an excellent article about him. The article was just published in the Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Quarterly, issue Sept. 2013, v. 54, no. 227. This issue includes the article on pp. 8-9 by Betty Jane Hylton, titled “James … Read more

Can You Help Us Identify These Folks? Please!

Genealogists love old pictures……..and we have two photographs from many years back that we could use some help with. The first is a picture of some students from Gray Elementary School right here in our northeast Tennessee area.   Are you from Gray………anyone look familiar?   You can comment about the photo by clicking here, … Read more

Are You Related To One Of The First Settlers?

Dear WAGS Members, A few days ago a new “History” story was posted on the website titled, “Trouble On The Horizon”. This was part two in a series taken from the WAGS publication “Washington County, Tennessee History 1988”  I am happy so many of you are reading the postings on our early history. A few … Read more

Post Card Tours Johnson City ~ Part Two

Check out the latest post card tour posted on the WAGS website.  This time it’s another selection of vintage post cards featuring Johnson City, Tennessee. In Part Two, you’ll see Main Street, downtown, National Soldier’s Home and some old hotels as they were long ago.  Do you remember the Arlington, the Pardue or the Windsor? … Read more