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Alexander Cable b. 1842 Watauga Co., NC

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Re: Just would like to know where my family is

cryscable (View posts)
Posted: 27 Feb 2011 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Cable Estep Swanner Todd Emler Danceford Stout Grindstaff Reese
We may be onto something. I know one of my ancestors came over in the middle of the war from Germany and we have a strong Cherokee connection from him, even I have many features that are Indian. I spent many summers with that part of my family in Cherokee NC when I was little, when it was a tiny rv park. The birth certificate I found for my Grandmother is not correct I need to remove that. I am going to give you my family history as I know of it so far starting with my Grandmother:

Elnora Temple Swanner
DOB: 08-16-1935
Washington County, Tennessee
Parents: James Cad Swanner 1907 -

Vennia Annie Estep Swanner 1917-1964/65
Mom was their only child.

Elnora Health:
•Heart Blockage
Pulmontary problems
•Parkinsons Disease/earlyLupus

James Cad Swanner :
Born in Unicoi County
Health: TB Carrier
Heart Attack-Death

Vennia Annie Estep Swanner Todd
Health: Mental Issues
Per Knoxville Mental Hospital/too much Spanish Fly, drove her crazy <-Yes this is true She committed Suicide by hanging herself with a wire hanger in 1964/65 My father Grant Jr Found Her, he lived with and took care of her at the time, I guess he must have been 13?

James Cad Swanner Married Maxine Emler
Four Sons:
James (Jimmy)
Darrell and Farrell (Twins)

Ulyssess Grant Cable and Elnora Temple Swanner
Married 09-09/1952 - Carter County, Tennessee - Rev. Burl Garland

Four sons and one daughter:
Grant U. Jr. 08/28/1953
Patricia Ann 11/15/1955
Robert Lee 04/22/1958
William Harry 01/26/1960
John Franklin 10/23/1963
Grant and Elnora divorced twice and remarried 3 times, to each other.

Ulysses Grant Cable Sr:
DOB: 11-12-1930
Johnson County, Tennessee
DOD: 10-16-1991
William Grant Cable DOD: 1947
Myrtle Danceford Stout Grindstaff
3 Sons:
• Ulysses Grant Cable - 5 children with Elnora
• William Harrison Cable - No Marriage No Children
• John David Cable - 3 children with Patricia
(Patsy) Price: 1 daughter: Kathy 2 sons: Timothy (Deceased) John Matthew

Grant Health:
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Diabetes
• Gout
• Bladder Cancer
• 1984 - Heart Attack - Hosp. 31 times - 25% heart working
• 41 pills daily
• Heart Transplant List - 1985
• Elizabethton Star article 11-12-1985 with picture (I have this paper)

DOA: Car Accident 10-16-1991 *Added Sr. to his name when JR born*

William Grant Cable
DOD: 1947

First Wife:
Minnie Reese; Johnson County, Tennessee
6 children:
•Floyd Cable: married to Ruth
6 children: Ecema, Fren, Billy, Myrtle, Jewel, Brenda
• Earl Cable; married to Margaret
1 daughter Sue
• Ruby Arnold; married
No children
• Doris Sammons;
1 daughter: Maude Tine; married;1daughter -Ula Kate
• Hubert Cable: married;
2 daughters 1 son

Second Wife: Tiltie Fritz:
2 children
•son: Bob Cable
•daughter: Willamay Cable

Third Wife: Myrtle Danceford Stout Grindstaff
3 sons
• Ulyssess Grant
• William Harrison
• John David

Myrtle Danceford Stout Grindstaff Cable
DOD: 1964/65
Health: Congestive Heart Failure - death
Grindstaff: She had two daughters:
Mary Jane: who married Haskel Cable:
2 children: Edward and Juanita
Gladys: who married Burl Garland:
2 children: Burl Jr. and Penny

Grant U. Cable Jr. Vicki Lynn Whitson
07-12-1971 1 daughter:
Christy Leann Cable (ME)

William Harry Cable Donna Moser
1 daughter: April

John Franklin Cable Angie
2 daughters Ashley and Stormi
1 son Jamie Moser/ mother Lori
Robert Lee Cable: No Marriage and No Children
Patricia Ann Cable: 2 Marriages and No Children

Cherokee Indian Blood: Mom and Dad's side back to Great Grandparents

Mom's Great Grandpaw Joe Estep
Great Grandmaw Elvira Estep

Both dark skin with black hair and eyes, lived up in Hurley Hollow in Stoney Creek, had
to climb a ladder to get to their house.

Both sides of Dad's grandparents had Cherokee blood too.

***Mom's Bible had all info but burned in the house***

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
scott cable 16 Apr 2003 3:00AM GMT 
cryscable 23 Feb 2011 3:05AM GMT 
BaChambers12 26 Feb 2011 6:09AM GMT 
cryscable 28 Feb 2011 6:43AM GMT 
Cindy Luckens 31 May 2000 7:37AM GMT 
Carol Cable Rogers 29 Jul 2000 8:50AM GMT 
Jenny 10 Sep 2000 2:01PM GMT 
Cindy Luckens 11 Sep 2000 4:52PM GMT 
Jenny 12 Sep 2000 12:28PM GMT 
don mcgill 13 Sep 2000 9:16PM GMT 
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