Bellevue History & Genealogy

Bellevue History & Genealogy Programs

All of our meetings are held at the Bellevue Y – FiftyForward Turner Center located at 8101 Hwy 100 and are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the Bellevue Y or FiftyForward to attend our meetings. Call Bob Allen at 615-218-4580 or Megan Roller at 615-646-9622 for more information.Providing Weekly History & Genealogy Programs

Since September 2006


Field Trips


Thursday, August 15th at 9:00 am – FIELD TRIP – Tennessee State Museum to tour the travelling Civil War Exhibit which will leave town in September – Meet at FiftyForward at 9:15 am, vans leave FiftyForward at 9:30 am to meet Jim Hoobler or Myers Brown for our tour. Lunch at Puckett’s downtown afterwards. Arrive back at FiftyForward about 1:30 pm. Cost $5.00 to ride the vans, no admission charge, and lunch at Puckett’s on your own. Register in the FiftyForward Senior Lobby with one of the ambassadors. Van payment is due at time of registration.


History & Genealogy Programs


Friday, August 2nd at 9:00 am – “The Untold Story of Devon Farm” – Paul Clements, renowned historian and author of “Chronicles of the Cumberland,”will convey history of the area from prehistoric habitation to the present day.


Friday, August 9th at 9:00 am – “Seasons in the South” – Linda Gupton, author of “A Southern Saga” about Franklin Gillette Smith and the founding of the Athanaeum School for Girls in Columbia will discuss her new book about the death of Confederate General Earl Van Dorn by jealous husband Dr. George Peters for seeing his wife while he was gone for a year visiting his plantation in Arkansas.


Friday, August 16th at 9:00 am – “Terrific Tennessee: Cool Facts about Our Great State” – Ken Beck, author and former reporter of 31 years with the Tennessean will discuss interesting Tennessee trivia about celebrities and the history of eclectic volunteer state curiosities, including anecdotes from his most interesting interviews while with the Tennessean.


Friday, August 23rd at 9:00 am – “Tips and Techniques Researching Irish Records and Using the 1940 Census” – Charlottte Solee, Genealogist specializing in Irish and British Isles.


Friday, August 30th at 9:00 am – “Native American Kinships during the American Revolution in the Cumberland Region” – Dr. Natalie Inman with Cumberland University will present Chapter 2 of her book on Native American Kinships. Last spring Dr. Inman talked to us about Chapter 1 titled “Kinships during the Seven Year’s War of 1756-1763,” which also commonly referenced as the French and Indian War.


Special Note

Field Trips fill up fast and we are limited to two vans of 13 for each event. Payment is due at the time of registration. Make your reservations early with one of the FiftyForward Ambassadors.

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