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The Knox Historical Museum is closed for Christmas and New Year's.

During the coming holidays, the museum will be CLOSED on Dec. 21st and 28th during Christmas and New Year's.

The museum reopens Wed., January 4, 2023.

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Anyone know of James Anderson Bunch b. 1874

dorothy bunch cook

Knox County Museum was closed on Monday when I was passing through, however I did go to the Laurel County Historical Society in London. Searching for Death Record and burial site for my 2nd great-grandma, Sarah Jane Hopper, who married Josephus Hopper in 1886. They were 1st cousins, as their fathers were brothers. Sarah was born in Knox county about 1849 and died after 1910. Last found recorded on the 1910 census in Laurel county. Actual place and death date unknown. Sarah's 1st husband was my 2nd great-grandpa, James William Cox, Jr. (1850-1933) whom she married in 1872 and divorced in 1885.) I've been searching for Sarah and Josephus for many years with no clue as to what may have happened to them after 1910.


Recently bought a kayak and have been looking at the lakes and water way's in the Knox County area and heard of this website. To my surprise found out about the 'Paddle The Cumberland' . I would like to help promote and make this a great event for the Knox Ccounty area. Kayaking has really became a big sport in the surrounding lakes and water ways ... thanks

Jeff Paul

I am searching for old pictures of the Broughton Family- Job Broughton Lineage line-

Thank you,
Robert Broughton
Cleveland, TN

Robert Broughton

You file Drawer #3 that contains Broughton Genealogy- when could I come and study those files? Time and days-- I am the Great Grandson to James B. Broughton (1864-1917) I like to work on my family genealogy.

Thank you,
Robert D. Broughton

Robert D. Broughton

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