Maryville Obituaries

GenealogyBank.com recently announced new additions to their obituary database.  They now will include obituaries from the Maryville Times starting with those from December 23, 2009 to present.

While GenealogyBank is not a free resource, it may still be helpful to know of this availability.


The Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) continues to bring us all valuable resources as part of their FamilySearch site.  One of the latest resources includes a database of TN Death and Burials that covers 1874-1955.

The information in the database is extracted from various sources; you can learn more here.   It may not be a fully comprehensive database, but it is certainly worth consulting.

A link has been added to the Deaths page on the Blount County TNGenWeb site.

Moses Gamble 1830-1895

From the March 14, 1895 issue of the Maryville Times

“The great monster, death, has again visited our community and, taken one of our good citizens, Moses Gamble.  He was born May the 8th, 1830 died March the 8, 1895, age 64 years 10 months he leaves a wife, seven children and a host of friends to mourn his loss.  We all sympathize with the bereaved family and hope they will look to a higher power. ”

March 14, 1895 issue of the Maryville Times

Glenn Teffeteller is one busy guy! New in the Heritage Books catalog is his latest book – Past Times Volume 2: Obituaries, Marriages and Other Selected Articles from the Maryville Times 1891-1895

Glenn has contributed a wonderful resource to the Blount County TNGenWeb project – a database of obituaries from Blount County newspapers and funeral home records.  If you’re researching families of the county, you may wish to consider purchasing this book.

If you’re unable to purchase it – check with your library for details on how to order via Interlibrary Loan.

Congratulations to Glenn on his latest book!

Davidson County 2.0

The Davidson County TNGenWeb page has a new coordinator — let’s all please welcome Jane to the project!  Jane brings with her a great interest for Davidson County and I’m delighted to see many of the changes & updates she’s been making to the site; including a blog!

Be sure to visit the new site if you have research interests in Davidson County be sure to subscribe to the blog.  Jane will be posting site updates to the blog much like I do on this one.  I have some information I need to send Jane for posting to the site, so you please do the same if you have info to share.

The TNGenWeb has recently launched a new system to power the bulletin boards, so we are pleased to announce the availability of the Blount County Message Board.

The link has been updated on the Queries page.

The Knox County TNGenWeb Project has a new site design!  County host Billie has been busy the past several weeks to get the new design online and it looks great!

If you do research in neighboring Knox County, you’ll want to be sure to visit the site and investigate the resources available.