This is my grandfather. He died in 1952 in Big Stone Gap, Va. through research and dna, I have connected is fathers family to that of Thomas Goins who founded Claiborne County, TN. I am sure I have the correct family, with many relatives in Sneedville, Blackwater, Lee county. His mother is another story. Her name was Sarah. She supposedly died in childbirth in 1903. Little is known about her. She is believed to be buried in Blackwater. Her last name is Herd...Hardy...Herdy...Merdy. It is unclear on the only record I have.
Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. I have not been back to Lee County since 2013.