I have enjoyed finding my relatives in the 1940 Census. I still have not found my mom's family in the 1930 Census, and thought for sure I would not find them in the 1940 Census until Tennessee had been indexed. I searched anyway, browsing the enumeration districts looking for familiar streets.
Finally I knew streets and my mom's family had to be near. Silverdale Road, Tyner Road, and Lee Highway. I was so excited when I saw names of people I remembered, people from church, people I remembered from when I was a child.
In my mind I tried to imagine the area in 1940. I'm sure it was a very different place from the place I grew up in the 60's and 70's. Where I knew roads and houses and sub-divisions there would have been farms in 1940.
Then I came across Friarson Road? Could this be Friar Road? Mom had always said it was Friar Rd. then McCutcheon Road. Then I saw people I knew! At the bottom of the page were my grandparents!!