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QUERIES ADDED MAY THROUGH AUGUST 1998
Don King My mother was a
her ancestors came from Murray County. I am looking for cemetery
containing Montgomerys. Ailsey came from SC. The oldest son was Thomas
M., b. 1795 in SC. They moved to GA, and then on to AR, in the 1850s.
to locate information on my 3rd great grandmother, Susannah Minerva
She was born in Murray County in Feb. 1809.
any information on my great great grandfather, Joshua M. JONES, who was
from Murray County, GA. He served in the Confederate Army and moved to
Navarro County, TX after the Civil War. He married Loyanna Keel in
but he died approximately 2 years after. His wife died only a couple of
years after he did, but they had one son, Robert Edward Jones, who was
raised by his mother's family.
Ken and Bev
for links to my great great grandparents, Isaac McLAIN and wife,
Holloway McLain. They were married in Knox County, TN on 13 Sep. 1832
moved to Murray County between 1845 and 1848. Isaac died in 1882;
in 1872. They are both buried in the Center Valley Methodist Cemetery.
We need to know their parents, and we will share information.
Looking for any and all information pertaining to my great grandfather,
John Asbury CHILDERS, born Aug. 1826 in NC. He married Charity Harper
Spartanburg, SC and came to Spring Place, GA to settle. My grandfather
was William Asbury Childers, born there in Aug. 1866 and died in 1919,
buried alongside his father in Spring Place. My father was Starling
Childers, born Dec 1903 in Spring Place. He lived most of his married
at Cohutta Springs, GA. I need to know the parents of John Asbury
and his siblings.
Pat & Ross Evans
Looking for information to link James MILLER (b. 1825 in SC and married
to Sarah Hall on 23 Aug 1846 in Murray County, GA), to parents in
District, SC. James had brothers, Joseph (b. 1827, SC); Jackson (b.
SC); Thomas Russell (b. 1831, SC); and a cousin, Benjamin F. Miller (b.
1829 in Anderson District, SC) who married Martha S. Pittman. He was a
physician and fought for the Union in the Civil War. I need parents and
grandparents of James Miller.
Looking for any information on YARBERRY/YARBOROUGH family in Murray
GA. James, b. 1811 in NC, and Elizabeth, b. 1817 in TN, travelled from
TN to Murray County, GA about 1846. They appear on the 1850 Census with
children: Edward, b. 1834; Elias, b. 1836; Elizabeth, b. 1840; Mary A.,
b. 1845; James A., b. 1848; Robert F., b. 1850. Parents were on the
Murray County Census, but some of the sons appeared that year in
County, GA as YARBOROUGH. Edward and Elias both fought in the Civil War
and moved to Franklin County, AR in 1867.
Barbara Jarvis I
am seeking information on the family of Henry MACK, born 1814. I found
him in the Walker County, GA 1850 Census and in Whitfield County on the
1860 Census. I am making the assumption that he did not move, but that
the counties changed around him. He would have been in Murray County
to the split. His wife's name was Martha, and he had at least 6
Gladys Gunn I am
looking for information on John Henry DIXON, b. 1854 in Polk County,
He married Margaret Sheilds, born 1857, probably in NC. They had a son,
Luther Martin Dixon (my father) born 1883 in Murray County, GA.
for information on the family of Robert JAMES and Alice Weeks James.
had one child, Elsie, who married Cornelius Atwood. They are buried in
the town of Eton in Murray County. They may have lived in Chattanooga,
Nikki Quinn I am
looking for any information on James Green Berry QUINN, born about 1819
in GA. He moved to TX in 1839 and married Rosalie Analicia Palmyra
The first Census for Murray County was 1840. Are there any records that
might say who was there earlier, when it was Indian Territory?
information on the parents of Nathan ELLIS found in the 1850 Murray
Census. Nathan was born 1809 in Cocke County, TN and moved to Murray
around 1845. The family group consisted of Nathan, Moses, George
Mahala, and John Ellis.
McKay I am trying to find out if there is any information on the
or in book format on cemeteries in Murray County, or someone who will
lookups on surnames in cemetery sources. I am looking for all LATCH
buried in Murray County.
D. Johnson I
looking for information about Leonard HOWELL and his wife, Mattie Mae
They lived (possibly) in Blairsville, Towns County, GA from
1909 until ?? Leonard's father was named Benton. I am interested in the
complete parentage of Leonard and Mattie Mae.
I am looking for information on William W. RUSSELL and wife, Cynthia
Their daughter, Eliza E., was born in Murray County, GA in Aug. 1849.
names of their other children were: James L.; William Franklin; Perry
Lucinda C; Catherine; Hezekiah; John Thompson; Harvey W.; Henry;
Nancy; Andrew; and Jessie D. William was born in SC and died in AR.
married David S. Grisham in 1870.
My great grandfather, Thomas Cicero POPE (b. 18 June 1846 and d. 1 Jan.
1926) settled in GA. Some of his children were born in Murray
of them was Trammel Clayton Pope, b. 1 Apr. 1886 near Spring Pace. Some
of the other children born to Thomas Cicero and Mattie
were William Gordon Pope (my grandfather), b. 10 Jan. 1888 and d. 6
1980; Freeman; Jim; May; Cora; and Leela. Will be glad to help others.
Wish contact with anyone about the following GLOVER family members from
Murray County, 1850 and 1860: John Jackson Glover, Preston Hampton
Augusta L. Glover; William M. Glover; Elizabeth C. Glover; Wiley W.
There was an Elizabeth Glover, born 1788 in VA, listed in the 1850
of Murray County and shown in notes elsewhere as a pioneer from VA to
County. She was possibly the mother of the above Glover siblings. The
went to AR after the civil war, except for Elizabeth C. who may have
in Murray County. Will exchange information.
Ernest Dwayne Sabo
Looking for Susan Francis ALLEN. She was a full-blooded Cherokee
born in the old Cherokee County which is now Murray County, GA on 19
1835, possibly near or in Old Camp (Fort) Gilmer or Fort Hoskins and
on 29 May 1900 in Calloway County, KY. She is buried in Miller Cemetery
in the Almo, KY area near or on the old Van Creave property. I would
also to find information on records kept by the Army during the removal
of the Cherokees around 1838. Susan Francis Allen had a son named
Jackson Allen, b. 2 Aug. 1854 in AL. He married 9 Feb. 1875 in Calloway
or Trigg County, KY., Sarah Susan Vinson (b. 26 May 1857 in KY and d.
Mar. 1939 in Murray, Calloway County, KY) and d. 12 Nov. 1950 in Almo,
Calloway County, KY.
someone please look up John HELTON? I found him in the 1860 Census
for Murray County. I need to see who his family was.
Sarah Spivey WOOD was born 1860/1880 and buried at Nine Mile Church
between Chatsworth, Murray County, GA and Dalton, Madison County, GA.
mother was alleged to be Carolyn Green Spivey. Some of Sarah's children
were: J. M. (James) Wood (married Margie Armandy Grizzle); Pink Wood
Ade (Aden? Adrian?) Wood (male); Mary Wood (married surname Rogers and
bore a daughter, Vena Rogers). Sarah was a full-blooded Cherokee
It is unknown whether her husband was a Wood or an Elliott. She may
died shortly after giving birth to a son, later named Jess or Jessie.
son, J. M. Wood, was given away, at age 5, to a woman named
(first name) Smith (surname).
Gary King I
my great great grandfather's name was Robert KING. Can someone please
up to see if he was on the 1860 Census in Murray County? He would have
been about 45. His wife, Mary (maiden name possibly Mcleroy), would
been 42, and his children were William (13), Daniel (6), and Albert
This may be the same family that was in Claiborne Parish, LA in 1870.
did they live during the time period 1860-1870? Daniel was my great
and he was born in GA in Jan. 1854. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ANY CHARGES
DOING THE LOOKUP.
Stan Childers I
am searching for the parents of James Wiley CHILDERS and his spouse,
Jane OSBORN. They had a son, John Taylor Childers, born 14 May
in Spring Place, Murray County, GA. James Wiley Childers was born 22
1863 in GA and died 26 Oct 1897. I need Clara's birth and death dates
Patricia I am
for any cemetery listings for Murray County. My family names are
and CREEKMORE. William CREEKMORE/CREEKMUR is buried somewhere in Murray
County. He died about 1860, in his nineties. I am also looking for
JOHNSON, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Nancy.
Joyce Griffin I
am looking for information on Thomas DALTON, born 18 Dec 1818 in
Westmoreland County, England. He came to Canada as a young man and
in what is now Dalton City, Murray County, GA in 1814. He married Sarah
Roney in 1848. Thomas Dalton died in Dalton, GA in 1904. The town of
was named after him.
I am looking for any of the THOMAS family in Murray County. My
Jeff. J. Thomas, walked to Walker County in the early 1900s and married
my grandmother, Eva Bandy Thomas.
Researching the EDMONDSON family of early Murray Co. Thomas Edmondson
James Edmondson who settled at Spring Place and was a prominent early
of Murray Co. Thomas lived with his son, Samuel, in AR until shortly
his death, when he returned to live with James. Was the George
who married Effany LATCH also a son of Thomas?
Dorris Brown I am looking for information on my
Hiram SCOGGINS/SCROGGINS who was married to Jane ? and lived in Spring
Place in the GA 1870 census. Their children were grown or nearly grown.
Does anyone know anything of John T. Scoggins (age 22 in 1870), Martha
A. (age 21 in 1870), William R. (age 14 in 1870)? The fourth child
in their household in 1870 was Allen Bailey Scoggins/Scroggins, and he
belongs to me. Allen B. has grandchildren living in Chatsworth, Murray
Co., but none know anything of Hiram or of the three children mentioned
was Mary Elizabeth MASTERS born Aug. 7, 1847 in Murray Co., GA. Her
were John and Minerva Masters. Would really like to find out more
on John and Minerva Masters, and maybe even their past families.
Seeking information about Rufus FORD/Martha MCSWAIN, Murray County, GA.
Rufus Ford, b. 29 Feb. 1816 in NC, m. 2 Nov 1837 in Meriwether County,
GA., d. 25 Jan 1903 in Dalton, GA. Martha McSwain, b. 31 Oct. 1816 in
d. 9 Dec. 1895 in Dalton. Associated families: Bevens, Guthrie,
Williamson, Davis, Love, Price, Morris, Lackey, Tucker, and Gilbert.
for information on my gggrandfather, Franklin W. WARE, married to
Jane (KELLER) Ware and living in Murray County, GA with their first two
children in 1850. In 1860 they were on the Whitfield Co. census. They
to Texas around 1870. According to the 1880 Wise Co., TX Census,
was born in South Carolina, his father in Canada, and his mother in
Carolina. Would really appreciate any info regarding Franklin Ware's
Marianne E. Ryan
I am looking for information about my grandfather, James David HAGGARD.
He died in Birmingham, AL about 1941 at the age of 70. I believe he is
the same James David Haggard who was born in Shumach, Murray County, GA
in about 1871. If he is the same J.D. Haggard, his parents were Martin
Vanburen HAGGARD and Ruth E. WALKER HAGGARD who moved to GA from TN in
the early 1860's. J.D. Haggard's first wife was Jennie L. BLACK (not my
grandmother), whom he married c. 1893 in Shumach, Murray Co., GA. I
appreciate any information which will assist me in verifying the
Stuart M. Jordan
parents of Elam F. JORDAN, born ca. 1833 in GA. He was residing in
County, GA during the 1850 U.S. Census, employed as a laborer by Peter
GOSNELL. Elam married, 21 May 1858, Eliza J. BROOKS in Columbia Co.,
where they were still residing during the 1860 U.S. Census. Elam served
in Co. F of Hardy's AR Inf Regt (C.S.A.)
am looking for information on my gggrandparents. John BRINDLE married
ALMAN in Murray Co., GA somewhere around 1846. Their children were:
F., b. about 1848; Georgia A., b. about 1856; Thomas J. (my line), b.
1858; Martha E., b. 10 Jul 1860. She died in Gilmer Co., GA 12 Jan
James F.'s children were Elizabeth, b. about 1866; Thomas Joanna, b.
Bagley, b. abt 1870; and John, b. abt 1872. Thomas J.'s children were
b. 1878; Cordelia, b. 1879; Anna, b. 1880; Lydia Victoria (my line), b.
14 May 1883; and Mattie, b. May 1886. Thomas J.'s family was listed in
the 1880 Murray Co Census, but apparently went to Faulkner Co., AR
1880 and 1890. Elizabeth (Lizzie) FIELDER BRINDLE married a M. K.
in 1891. I would appreciate any help in finding out what happened to
J. and James F. I understand there may have been serious heart problems
in Thomas's descendants and would like to follow up on that.
Researching the family of John Thomas RUSSELL, born in SC about 1810
moved to Murray Co., GA about 1836. Children: Abram, John, Mary Jane,
Marsilla, William P. Married Isabella Adams in Murray Co. about 1860.
Columbus, Dock, James, Jonas Lafayette, Julia, Missouri. John Thomas
in Bradley Co., TN in 1882.
Trying to locate Andrew Jackson HOLT and his 2 brothers, Calvin and
The birth date for Calvin and Arch would be between 1835-1845. These 3
brothers left North Georgia around the Civil War time and settled in
am looking for any information on a Robert S. COCHRAN who lived in
County, Georgia sometime between 1850 and 1900.
information on great grandfather Benjamin Martin POAG. Born Whitfield
in 1876, married Ora Ann Adair in Murray County Dec. 22, 1901. Looking
for where Benjamin Martin Poag may be buried; he died about 1920. Rumor
has it he owned a farm & livery stable in area (Murray or
Also seeking information on Charles ADAIR, born 1803 in SC, who married
"Sarah" in Murray County in 1835.
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