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Houses where we lived in Carter County


We lived in numerous houses in Carter County and some out of it when I was growing up. Some of them, I do not remember so I will tell you about only the ones I do remember. We do have some writings by my mother called, The Travels and Travails of the Lavell family where she enumerated all of our houses. I am not going by that but by my memory.

I was born in my grandparents’ house on Boxelder, near the Belltower store and post office. My grandmother, Lena Coons, was a midwife and helped a lot of women bear babies. She had four herself, my mother Mildred, Harvey, Sylvia and Chet. Over the...

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