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The Whole Tillery Famliy

The Whole Tillery Famliy

"The Whole Tillery Family," date unknown. "Daddy" written in pencil. 4x6 print of some of my distant relatives. The family name of Tillery is unknown to me. I was born and still located in Knoxville, as is the studio where the image was taken. View full size.

Tillery Street

There is a street in North Knoxville off Whittle Springs named Tillery. I imagine these are the same Tillerys that the street is named for. That is the only place I've heard Tillery in town, but I'm sure the Knox County Archives has information on them.

 
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