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Lewis Co, Tennessee:
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    My name is Cheryl Zelek.  Although I was born and raised in Lincoln Park, Wayne Co, MI, I have numerous ties to Lewis Co.  My mother's ancestors settled in what is now Lewis Co, TN and the surrounding area during the early 1800's.  These early ancestors include Jacob Fite, son of Peter Fite, Jr of McMinn Co, TN and Rowan Co, NC  and wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Crowell;  Robert Milliken, Jr and wife, Christian Turner;  David Crowell, brother to Elizabeth, and wife Cristina Hager;   Isaac Lentz and wife Mary Arnold;   Henry Pollock and wife, Mary Kirkman, as well as sons, James K. Pollock, Elisha Pollock, David Pollock, John Pollock, William Pollock, Jonathan Pollock and Daniel Pollock;  Young Kirk and wife Catherine Akin;   Sterling Carroll and wife Anne Kelly;  Stephen Carrell and wife Anne Locke, granddaughter of Brig. General Matthew Locke of Rowan Co, NC;   William Quillen and wife, Jane Hinson;   Merill Hinson and wife Sarah --???--;    the Culp/Kulp/Kolb Family from SC- some of this line settles in Wayne Co, TN;    Richard Jennings and wife, Elizabeth Whood.    My great-grandfather, August Bresbois, arrived in Lewis Co, TN from Alsace-Lorraine in the late 1890s and married Melvina M. Carroll, daughter of William Andrew Carroll and Sarah Jane Quillen Carroll.  Additional information on my family lines can be found at my Family Treemaker site or on my home page.

    I am a 1973 graduate of Lincoln Park High School, Lincoln Park, MI, 1975 graduate of Henry Ford Community College (Associate of Arts), Dearborn, MI, a 1978 graduate of Wayne State University (Bachelor of Music, majoring in Instrumental Music Education), Detroit. MI, and a 2002 graduate of North Carolina Central University (Master of Library Science with a double  concentration in School Media and Public Librarianship).

    I have been married 24 years to Mark and we live in Cary, Wake Co, NC.  Mark is a Senior Computer Engineer.  I am currently the Academically Gifted Resource Coordinator for students  at Fred J. Carnage Gifted and Talented Middle School in Raleigh, NC.  This school is part of  the Wake County Public School System.   

I have received the following awards:

Honored with the National League of Junior Cotillions/Wake County Chapters’ Best Mannered Teacher Award for 1995;
Selected as Fred J.Carnage GT Magnet Middle School “Teacher of the Year” for 1995-1996 by fellow colleagues.  
Nominated for Wake County Science Teacher of the Year for 1995-1996 representing Fred J. Carnage GT Magnet Middle School.  
Coached the Fred J. Carnage GT Magnet Middle School Science Olympiad team at the NC Region 3 Competition from 1993-1998; Placed sixth in the state of North Carolina in 1996, 5th in the state of North Carolina in both 1997 and 1998;
Nominated for North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented “Outstanding Teacher Award for 1997-1998" representing Fred J. Carnage GT Magnet Middle School.
Nominated for “Teacher of the Year” for 1999-2000 by fellow colleagues at Dillard Drive Middle School.
Completed the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescent – Science in during the 1999-2000 school year.  Awarded certification by the National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescent – Science, November 2001. 

    Please feel free to email me with your questions, concerns and contributions.  We really need submissions of family and cemetery information.   Please consider contributing.  This site is for everyone researching Lewis County.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

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This page was created on 25 September 2001.
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