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June 24, 2004
Hazel Bennett. Andrew COX born 6-1-1834 and died 12-5-1919 in Fannin Co. Georgia.  Married Martha BEAVER in Fannin co on 11-8-1854.  She
was born 6-1-1830.  Their children are Sarah Cox born about 1857, Emanuel Cox born 7-15-1858, Jefferson Davis Cox (My great-grandfather)
born 3-2-1862 and died in Knoxville, TN 10-27-1947.  Mollie Cox born about 1863, Mary Cox born about 1866, Roseann Cox who married Joshua WITHROW and moved to Blount Co, TN.  I would like to know who Andrew's parents were and anything about any of their children.

Feb. 7, 2005
Greg Adams. I  am searching for my great-great grandparents, the parents of Lewis M.
Adams (born 1860 in Gilmir Co.). Lewis lived in Fannin Co. most of his life.  He marrieid a Miss Laura Bates in 1889 and of their children, I have only the name of one, Ollie. After Laura's passing  in 1902, he married a Miss Nancy Holden. They had five children, Viola (Mrs. Clyde Buchanan), Norman, Joe Nathan (married a Miss Annie Mae Styles), Jim, and Maggie (Mrs. Maggie German). Lewis died in 1957. I believe Lewis's mother's name may have been Elizabeth and he had one brother.

June 22, 2005
Barry Fowler.  I am looking for information on some FOWLER's that may have lived in Fannin County.  Jerry and Lena Fowler were the husband and wife.  They had six children.  Jerry's father was Lemuel Fowler and I believe Jerry may have had a brother James (Cooch) Idell Fowler.   If you have any information I would appreciate any help you can give.

October 25, 2005
Sharon Frady Williams. I'm looking for a cherokee Chief by the name of Chief WALKINGSTICK. He had a daughter named Mary Walkingstick (WALKER) was told she changed her last name to Walker. she married a Thomas H. FRADY. She was suppose to be born about 1811 in Surry County, NC but was told she could have been born in Georgia. She was my GG Grandma any help with her family would be great....

December 11, 2005
Raven Moon Crow.  I am looking for Yomie or Yommia COUCH.  All I have is
a birth year of 1884, and I believe she was born in Ellijay, Gilmer County.  She may have lived in Fannin County.  I need to find out if she was Cherokee.  Perhaps a certificate could tell me if she was born with Cherokee blood or not.  She is my Great Grandmother.  Thank you for any information.

June 7, 2006
Mark Grace.  I would like to find out about the Phillips family in Fannin County.  I'm hoping to connect them with the Phillips family in Franklin County.  My wife's grandmother was Lila Bell Phillips, living in Franklin County in 1900.

October 25, 2006
Susan Gross
William Asbury GROSS b. 24 Apr 1853 in Fannin, GA.  His parents were James GROSS and Stacy M GARLAN  William married Emma Viola HAIGHT on 2 Mar 1884.  Don't know where they were married.  
The following are his siblings that were born in Fannin, GA
James T GROSS b. 6 Apr 1847
Clinton GROSS b. 28 Sep 1863       
Polly Lewis GROSS b. 5 Sep 1857
Clayton GROSS b. 4 Apr 1861
I would like verification of these births and any marriages of any of the above mentioned individuals. If these records exist, I'd like to get certificates. And I would like verification if Thomas' death abt 1859.  I don't know where he died.  The family info shows him as being 106 when he died. His son b. in NC in 1817 and his oldest grandson was born in 1847 in Fannin, GA.
Was there ever a town by the name of Fannin?  If so, where was it?

March 11, 2007
Sharon Frady Williams. I am trying to find a death record for my GG Grandfather. His name was Miniard W. FRADY, b. 1861 in Georgia and died between 1900-1910 either in Fannin Co. or Rhea Co, Tenn. He was married to Jane Penland (most records shows her as Pennington but her cemetery records show her last name as being Penland). Miniard's parents were Thomas H. & Mary Walker Frady. Any help would be great.

September 16, 2007
Ginny Garrett.  I am looking for any info. on a Landrum or Francis Johnson, who was md. to Lidia ? Their children were Louis, Francis, Cicero John and Sarah.Sarah md. Peter Garrett in Fannin in 1873. I would like to know where he and Lidia were buried.When they died.Any and all info. would be a help. They are in the census for 1860 but I can't find anything else on them.

Susan Gross.  I understand that my ggggrandfather, James GROSS, may have moved to Fannin County, GA which was originally part of Union about 1844.  They lived 4 mi, above Morgantown on the Hiwassee River.  Can anyone help me obtain information in him or his family?  He had about 7 of 11 children that were born in GA from 1847-1866.  James T. b. 6 Apr 1847, Thaddeus b. 20 Nov 1849, William Asbury b. 24 Apr 1853,  Manning (Mannin) b. 1 Jun 1855, Polly Lovada b. 5 Sep 1857, Clayton b. 4 Apr 1861, Clinton b. 28 Sep 1863.  I'd like any verification or information of their births, owning land, school records etc.  I live in KS so it's not likely I'll be able to get to GA anytime soon so I'd appreciate any help in obtaining
info.  I've about reached the end of what I can find in the internet.

Evelyn Cox Brown.  I would like to find info on Enoch Brady COX & Martha Sharp Cox & james F. LEDFORD families who were born in Fannin County & Gilmer County.

Ginny Garrett. I am searching for any information I can find on Richard GARRETT, son of Joseph and Sarah (STROUD) Garrett.  He married Caroline Castor LONG. He was living in Union at the time he md. but I have never been able to find anything on the marriage information. I believe his middle name was Major. He was supposed to have been a well known athlete. He was known as a fast runner. He and Caroline are in the 1850 census of Union. And in the 1860 census of Fannin. His children were Sarah, Martha and Peter. He died young and I think Caroline remarried, but
don't know to whom.  Thank you.

Barbara Johnson.  I am looking for information on an ancestor, who lived in Fannin County.
James Eugene DICKEY
Born: Sept. 12, 1822 Rutherford County N.C.
Died: Jan 7, 1913 Fannin County Georgia
There has always been controversy about...whether he was the son of  George & Hannah (Taylor) Dickey.....or the grandson (the son of Martha (Dickey) Henry of Fannin County.....Would really like to clear up this mystery....really appreciate your help...

May 29, 2008
Danny Davenport.  I am desperately try to find anything I can on my Grandfather - Jeptha Pinkerton GODFREY.  I believe he may have originated in Fannin County but I'm not sure.
His wife was Polly Talitha QUMI and one of their children was Linda Mae Godfrey.  One of Linda's children is my mother - Kathleen Godfrey DAVENPORT.  Can you help?

September 20, 2008
Sue Hansard. I am looking for some history on my Great Grandmother  Mary "Newman" Curtis  married Charles A. Curtis  08 May 1874 in Fannin GA.She had  a number of children, my Grandfather is Walter Joseph Curtis born 25 of May 1888. She was a practicing Midwife and Herbalist. She was known as Granny Curtis to the public. She lived in and around Blue Ridge, McCaysville and Copperhill Tenn all her life.How could I find any verification about this info. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Sylvia Sullivant. Hello, Researcher in Fannin County, Ga.  I am attempting to find parents of my ancestor Walker J. Hughes.  He appears in the 1860 Federal Census of Fannin County with the information that he is 43, a farmer, born in North Carolina, and a Baptist Minister.  His wife is Rebecca (unknown), and children Miles, Andrew, Elizabeth, Anna, Benjamin, James, Joseph, and Mary.  They are gone by the 1870 Census.  Any information you may be able to provide will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Georgia Randolph. I am trying to find Glade Baptist Church Cemetery, Fannin Co, GA.  My grandmother's sister, Theodosia PATTERSON is buried there.  This information came from Theodosia's daughter, Eva Collins (now deceased).  Some time ago I did find this church cemetery on line with a picture,  but I believe the cemetery/church has been renamed.  And I can't locate it again.  If you live in this area maybe you are familiar with this cemetery and can tell me how to find it.  I find Glade Cemetery, Bartow Co and Glade Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Habersham Co but not Fannin, Co.

Katie Crane. My greatgrandmother was from Blue Ridge. Her name was Elisabeth HUGHES. She was born 6/8/1856(I think this is the correct year)  She married Melton LOGGINS.  They had 3 sons that I know of Fred J. Loggins (my grandfather), Lonnie Loggins, and Elbert Loggins.  I think her family was in the lumber business and fairly affluent. Would appreciate any information or leads.

Robert Fletcher.  Calladonna and Louella are found in the 1880 census of Hot House, Fannin County, GA. They are listed as grandchildren of Hial and Elizabeth FLETCHER. I am searching for the father of these children who could be my long lost grandfather. My grandfather was Silas Pearson Fletcher who disappeared after 1860 and appeared again in Walker county GA, 1886, where he married my grandmother. He died in 1907 with no one ever learning of his life before 1886. In the few records found he used the name S.P., Percifer, Pierce, Pearson and Parson but never Silas. I would like to contact anyone with knowledge of any one in this family. A male descendant of Hial Fletcher for DNA comparison would be wonderful. Thank you.

Tuni Dykstra. Anyone knowing of Tuni and or Steven Baugh, children of Robert Baugh, please contact [email protected]  The ages of the children are now 60 and 62. Looking for lost family.

Barbara Green Bailey, [email protected]  Looking for connection between Kasiah GREEN b:abt 1853 and George Washington BROWN "Littie Wash" from Hell's Hollow, Fannin Co Ga. Was told that Little Wash Brown was the father of her son John Edward "Booster" Green. Kasiah lived in Murray Co. Ga. and possibley around the Sylco in Tennessee.

Keith Jones. I’m the (fairly new) president of the Fannin Heritage Foundation. I had heard that at one time a genealogical group in Blue Ridge wanted to combine with the Foundation, but it didn’t work out. Do you know any details on this? Would there be any interest in that group becoming part of the Foundation now?

Mitzi A. Bame.   My grandfather's grandfather, Bennet(t) Brown was found in Fannin County, GA in the 1860 and 1870 census.  He was deceased by the 1880 census where his widow was found in the Hot House township of Cherokee Co., NC.  I was wondering if you had a death date or cemetery for Bennet(t).  I was also wondering if you knew anything of his sons Elmer (1844-1860+) or Igdore (1846-1860+).  Igdore is the best I can read from the census. [Note: the name may be Isidore or Isadore]

Beverly Scroggs.  I am searching from information on a Henry Scruggs and Missouri Watkins. I have found a 1900 US census that says she was widowed with two children, William A and Henry M. I also found  two marriage records the first says they were married Nov of 1896, and the second says Mar of 1897. But, I haven't been able to find anything about when Henry died or who his parents were, or when he was born. The census and one mariage record are from Fannin and the other record is Gilmer.   I would very much apperciate any help you can give, for I believe that Henry and Missouri are the parents of my husband's grandfather.

April 5, 2010
William Horton
i live in west virginia....i am researching my ancestors from FANNIN CO., GA., SAMUEL WILLIAMS....he is on the 1850 UNION co. census, H.H. 502 ?....and on the FANNINc. census in later years, but i can't find where in TENN. he was born or where he was buried...i have discovered that his parents were GEORGE and MALINDA POLLY WILLIAMS, but i dn't know where they are from...this info is in " Excerpts of the Guion Miller rolls of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee ", except TENN...can yu give me any help here ???...also on his dau., TALITHA, who m. JOHN C. R. BUCK in McMinn co Tenn. and lived in White co Tenn. in 1870-80....JOHN disappeared from there,tho i can follow TALITHA some more till death in Cartersville, Ga....she is my g-gramma...a son , JOHN HORACE BUCK  m. my paternal granpa's sis. (mary elizabeth horton...d not confuse with my maternal granma; MARY ELIZABETH BUCK HORTON )...they are on the 1900 census, Fannin co. Mineral Bluff dor to LAVISA HORTON with ISAC ( my granpa ) and Ellen....LAVISA HORTON was dau. of ELISHA HENSON ....due to the inf i saw in the guion miller rolls apps rejections, i am very inclined to believe these folks have N.A. blood somewhere....i also have family lore from my dad that i chose to ignore when he was you have any thing to add to this ???....feel freee to use any thing you get from me and i hope it will help some one get over their wall....LORD BLESS...

April 28, 2010
Mary Clark. I'm looking for some info. on a woman named Betty Nancy FOSTER.  She was born 1862 in Fannin Co. Ga. She was married to a man named David B. ASH. They were married 1882 in Fannin Co. Ga.  Her father's and mother's names are Bob Foster and Haley AKINS, so please send me any info. on her if you can.  I am also trying to find out more about the following relatives:
1. Walter Thomas ALLEN, b. 3/7/1888 in Fannin County, GA and died there 8/21/1967.  He was married to
2. Omia O'NEIL, b. 2/9/1892 in Fannin County, GA and died there 8/13/1947.
3. My gggrandfather, Billy Allen, b. and d. in Fannin County.
4. George Martin O'Neil, b. 11/3/1866 and d. 2/12/1946 in Fannin County, GA.  He was married to
5. Siddie O'Neil, b. 9/9/1874 and d. 10/16/1910 in Fannin County, GA.
6. Jannie PATTERSON, b. 1922 in Oakman, GA and d. 1/2/1944 in Fannin County, GA.  She m. Harley Walter Allen.
7. Mack Patterson, b. in the late 1800's and d. around 1970's in Fannin County, GA.
8. Lue FORST, b. in the late 1800's and died in the early 1900's in Fannin County, GA.

March 11, 2011
Bill Shepard.  I'm looking for any information on the SHEPARD Families who may have
lived around Mineral Bluff, Ga or other parts of Fannin Co., Ga.  Spelling might also include Sheppard/Shepherd.  Thanks.

May 31, 2011
Shirley Hamby.  Searching for Marion Winfield STANBERRY b. 1875 fannin co ga married three times had a daughter that married a Ruben HAMBY Cherokee County, SC.

We know the Stanberry family lived in Hot House area of Fannin County and Marion's father was William M. Stanberry and mother was Nancy Panter Stanberry--all were in Fannin County in 1880 -1900. We are trying to find where they were buried.

June 21, 2011
Laura Lisa Phillips.  My father was born in 1904 in Blue Ridge, GA.  My
father's name was James and my mother's name was Bonnie. She was 20 years younger and she passed away in 1968.  All that I know is that his father's name was Andrew Jackson PHILLIPS and his mother was Sara Phillips. I do know that he lived to be in his late 90's.  I do remember hearing that my grandmother was part Cherokee, and once my grandfather won "strongest man in the county." I guess it was at a fair or something. They were very poor and had a rough life.

June 27, 2011
Darlene Hatmaker.   My gr gr gr grandfather Samual W BATES lived most of his life in Fannin County. He is buried at Epworth Fannin Ga. Born 1820 in NC, and died in 1902. My 3gr grandmother Susannah (CRAWFORD) Bates born abt. 1820 in NC. I can't find anything on her death.  My gr gr grandfather George Washington Bates was born 1842 in Fannin Co. but died in Wooldridge Tn. in 1916- He and several of his sons worked in the Coal Mines. Did he serve in the Civil War ? Or any of his brothers ? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

October 31, 2011
Lora.  I'm looking for death info and final resting places for John W. KYLE, born
abt 1838 in Buncombe County, NC, died before the 1910 census in Flint Hill, Fannin County. Husband of Elvira Cole Kyle. And looking for same info for Elvira Kyle, born abt 1836 in Buncombe County, NC, died after the 1910 census, where she is a widow, living with three adult children, John Kyle, Sarah Kyle and Christina Kyle, in the Flint Hill District.  In the 1900 census, this family is living in Flint Hill, Hot House, Fannin County, Militia Districts 1205 and 1029.
Some background on the burial of family members:  Three of John and Elvira Kyle's children (all adults): Christina Kyle, John
Kyle and Sarah Kyle, are buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, East Point, Fulton County, Georgia.   Another adult son, Jasper Squire Kyle, buried at Mount Moriah Church Cemetery, Fannin County, Georgia.   The other two children, Henry Sherman Kyle, died (1866-1903) - died Fannin County, can't find burial and Rachael Kyle Tankersley (1875-1961) died Atlanta, Fulton County, GA, can't find burial.  I feel parents John Kyle and Elvira Kyle are buried in the Hot House or Flint Hill Districts.

November 15, 2011
Michael Davis.  I am trying to research my grandparents and father in the Fannin County / Blueridge area. 
My grandparents Ed and Carrie Davis owned "The Blue Ridge Drug Company" and that is the only details I have about them.

March 14, 2012
Sue Pittman.  I'm researching my family and am having trouble finding anything on my maternal
great grandfather John Thomas Tilley (or Jay Thomas Tilley). I know John Thomas Tilley came to Yancey County, NC from Fannin County in the late 1800s with Josephine "Josie" Bailey, his first wife. She died young and he married my great grandmother Ida Bradshaw. 

He also brought his mother with him, Martha. From what I can find, Martha may have had him illegitimately.

She may have been the daughter of Tighlman "Tillman" Tilley and Prudence
Pressley. So, maybe John Thomas took the name of Tilley. I found the grave of Prudence on a cemetery website, but Tighlman wasn't buried there. It was in the Tilley Church Cemetery which either Tighlman or his son, Benjamin was supposed to have founded. the little church was
there too. She was the only Tilley that I think was from this family buried there. I think Tighlman was killed in 1864 of Chronic Disentery while serving Union Army during the Civil War. I don't know where he is buried, but have found he died in Pulaski, TN.  Anything you can give me would be appreciated.

October 30, 2012
Click Here to Reply.   I am interested in my STEPP family geneology from Blue Ridge/Sugar Creek GA. relatives, and how we came to migrate to this area. My father, Donald Hugh Stepp, died suddenly last april 30th 2011. He was 74. I loved him dearly and miss him very much. As a way to deal with his passing, I have started to look back into our family geneology. My Grandfather was the Late Rev. Claude K. Stepp (Baptist, died 1964, Bartow County/Cartersville GA). I have discovered my father's grandfather was William ('Ole Bill) Stepp, Methodist Preacher) and his wife was Missouri Patterson Stepp. His father ( William's) was George Chapel Stepp, a son of Nelson Colbey Stepp, and Temperence (Tempy) Mincey/Stepp his mother, all from Fannin/Blue Ridge/Sugar Creek area. I know that having visited Blue Ridge with Mom and dad as a younger boy that we had an Aunt Ethyl Stepp/Callihan, husband. luther, and Aunt Ida (Idie Sstepp/Ledford, husband Bert/Burt. they lived in an area of what is now off of Tennis Court Rd, Sugar Creek, close to Week's/Weak's old store. Thankfully, Dad and i rode around in that area about 15 years ago and he showed me where he used to play when he was a little boy during the summers spent at his Grandpa Stepp's.

My best friend also found that a prominent man during the time of the Civil War was Jesse Stepp, (possible brother of Nelson Colbey Stepp), a North Carolina native who owned the most part of what is now Mt. Mitchell, N.C. . I do have a picture of him by the way, but none of my direct great/great grandparents and am looking extensively for any that might be out there. I hope to come up to Blue Ridge soon and look through the old archives and talk with some of the locals and relatives more about our family and it's past.  Thank you in advance for any help with my research, if at all possible.  

July 21, 2014
Edwina WilliamsI'm trying to locate any information on a murder committed in the Hot House district of Fannin Co., on June 19, 1889, an account of same appeared in the Marietta Journal the following day.  The victim was an 18 yr. old boy named James Ballew who was shot and instantly killed at a "house of ill-fame" by a man named Olvey.  To further quote the newspaper, "they got into a wrangle, when the woman ordered Olvey to leave. He left the house but soon returned and called Ballew out, saying he wanted to make friends with him.  When Ballew stepped out into the yard, Olvey shot him dead in his tracks and made his escape.  Sheriff Wilson is in pursuit, but it is thought the murderer has made good his escape.  Olvey is a bad character and is said to have killed two men previously."
September 8, 2015
Brenda Danielson.  Can you help me find where my ancestor lived in Union County, Georgia?  I found him in the Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893.  His name was James L. BAILEY.  The list doesn't give me much info to go on, but I hope you have access to more records.  He is in Union County in all the Census data for many years.  He also owned land in Fannin County.

August 30, 2017
Bettina Allred.   Looking for any and all information on the family of Benjamin Kiker. My husband I will be traveling from Athens, GA to see the cemetery and take photos. I hope to visit the court house and see there there might be wills or probate records. Then maybe the library too, if they have a genealogy department. Benjamin lived this whole life in Fannin County, GA and raised a very large family and served in the Civil War as a confederate soldier where he was wounded in the head and left disabled after that. Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated.   Please also contact Webmaster for Census records and other notes for the Kiker family

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