25 Jul

I first became interested in the histories of those who once lived in Ripley, TN by doing genealogy on my husband’s family. For me it became an obsession of sorts to collect and gather as much information as I could find on the Black experience in Ripley, TN. I will use this blog to share those experiences and information that I find. As stated in my About column I am by no means a historian. I am just a history fanatic sharing information with you.


 – Tiffany


6 Responses to “Introduction”

  1. Karen Stone October 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Hi Tiffany,

    I was very happy to stumble across your blog! I had family living in Ripley before 1920; and I’ve been searching for info on them in order to put together a family tree. One of my maternal uncles, Robert T. Anderson,( now deceased) was born in Ripley in 1916. His mother was listed, in his obit, as Pauline Eddits; and his father was my maternal grandfather–who used the name “Sonny Stone”, but we don’t think this was his birth name ( we were told that his birth surname was “Anderson” and he later assumed his stepfather’s name of “Stone” after leaving Ripley.

    Family lore has it that Bob Anderson migrated to Chicago as an adult; and tracked down his father Sonny in Indiana. Bob was a big part of our family and my grandmother treated him as her own son. In fact, he and his wife Adele adopted one of his half-sister’s children; and raised him as their own..

    I’d love to learn more about my family ties to Ripley; but haven’t had much luck with Census records so far. Any advice you might offer would be much appreciated.

  2. Amber April 25, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Debbie Oberst October 16, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi Tiffany,
    I came across your blog and would love to share your information on the Free Genealogy website that I host for Genealogy Trails? All contributions to this site remains copyrighted by the contributor, not by the site host or by Genealogy Trails. I have been wanting to add The African American Experience In Ripley, Lauderdale County, TN. If you choose not to allow me I would respect and understand that.


    • Tiffany October 17, 2013 at 11:33 am #

      Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for wanting to add my site. I will send you a follow up email.

  4. Mr. Beard January 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    Greetings, I would like you to contact me via email about your blog. This is some great work that needs to be broadcasted more.

  5. Verlon williamson March 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi Tiffany, I came across your blog and found it very interesting and informative. My father was born and raised in Ripley. I would like to try and find some of his relatives.

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