Dawson County Surnames and Queries O thru Z

Dawson County, Georgia

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ODOM / ODUM Date: 3/7/03    hkline@alston.com  Holly Kline
PALMORE cashaww@yahoo.com  Michael M. Cashaw
PALMOUR tomandpat@thrifty.net  Pat Bodine  

Palmour Research  

Hi, I am a new researcher.
My ancestor was Sarah Palmour born January 26, 1800.
Her nickname was "Sallie" She was mentioned in family 529 of "Heritage of Lumpkin Co Georgia. Later the family was in Dawson County, Killough's District.

Are their researcher researching this line.

Pat Bodine   (I have contacted Sara B. Smith)

PERKINS sillymaxx@hotmail.com      Cynthia Perkins

sillymaxx@hotmail.com      Cynthia Perkins

currently researching


Most relatives are buried in Sweetwater Baptist Church Cememtary

website     http://a_familys_tree.tripod.com

Cynthia Perkins

ROE SEVENSEAS@worldnet.att.net Dorothy Wade Cabanillas

  • Searching for info on SAMUEL T SAVELL b.1825 Quitman, co. Ga d.1862 wife- Annie Laura Fourt(Fourd) please e-mail at renee_alsup@hotmail.com

    Submitted by : RENEE
    Email : renee_alsup@hotmail.com
    URL of page :
    Date: 2-10-02

SEAY yfsharon@spinn.net   Sharon Young

URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wilkinsmigrations/

SMITH jlp8643@aol.com
SMITH 4/28/03   mskitty@peak.org  Kitty Johnson
Looking for information on William Smith. The information I have is that he moved to the part of Lumpkin Co. that later became Dawson Co. by 1840. His first wife was Sarah Beverly Emerson and they had 14 kids, one of which was Manson, who married Sarah Waters. Would love to have any information on this family that corroborates/documents/expands the above information. Have descendancy of Manson and Sarah to share. Thank you.
STONE Elaine_Chaudoin@jbhunt.com   Elaine Chaudoin

I am looking for any information on a Marcus A. Stone from Dawson County.  He married an Eliza Lee also from Dawson County in 1866. Eliza was born Dec 6, 1843 and Marcus was born in Jan of 1844. He died in Dawson County around May 1, 1902.Below is all the information I have on him and would appreciate knowing parents, siblings, anything.

Marcus A. Stone was born Jan 1844 (from his application for allowance to the act of Oct 24th, 1887) and I suspect died in Dawson County Ga around May 1, 1902. I know for sure he was there March 5th, 1900 and would have been 56 at that point. The Dawson County Georgia document says"he was born on the -- -- th day of Jan 1844" and "is a bona fide citizen and a resident of Georgia, and has been continuously since the -- -- day of January 1844. That he enlisted in the military service of the confederate States (or the State of Georgia) during the war between the states and served as a private in the Company "I" of 52nd Regiment of Georgia Volunteers Bartons Brigade; that whilst engaged in such military service, and in line of duty in the State of Tennessee, on the -- -- day of December 1862 he was disabled or wounded as follows: "

the statement from M. A. Stone

While in line of duty at Knoxville, Tennessee, I took measles and was sent to hospital, where I staid some three or four weeks after which I rejoined my command and while in line of duty soon after returning from hospital I was exposed to severe cold and damp weather which caused a relapse of measles, and was sent to camp hospital where I remained for some weeks afterwards rejoining my command, but ever after was continually troubled with cough and weakness from said relapse of measles, said disease has greatly bothered me, rendering me unable to do manual labor, said disease continues to grow worse all the time.

then it says'

Deponent desires to participate in the benefits of the act approved Oct 24th, 1887, and the Acts amendatory thereof, and makes application for the allowance to which he is entitled for the year thereunder ending Oct 26, 1896.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this the 5th day of March 1900.
Witnesses were John Woodall, Alexander Henry and James B. Byers that were in the same company with him but this is dated May 1927, in Madison County Arkansas...so I think this is his wife's Eliza's application for widow's pension since her daughter lived there.

There was a note folded up in this that said Marcus A. Stone served in 52nd regiment Co and was discharged about May 5, 1865. He died May 1st, 1902.
Thanks for your help.

TALLEY lnpitts@aol.com  Linda Pitts
TOWNSEND sarabsmith@aol.com Sara Furr-Smith  

I am researching the following family from Dawson County:

Arriel Lou Barker, Female, Born 1861 married in Dawson County 1878

William Madison Townsend, Born unknown married in Dawson County 1878

TUMLIN Cpdt69@aol.com        Paul Tumlin







  • Looking for info on William Jack Turner. In 1900 Census from Lumpkin County, Hightower district, born March 1867. Father and Mother born in North Carolina. His 2nd wife is listed as Caroline (Marlow)-born Aug 1874-(married in Lumpkin Dec 24, 1895), his children by 1st wife is shown as Early-son-July 1889, William- son-Nov 1891, and Onie-daughter-April 1894. I have learned thru my family that William Jack Turner's first wife was buried near Amicalola, Dawson County. I assume that he and his 1st wife lived in Dawson. From the Dawson County Courthouse, I have learned that there are 2 men listed that could be him. William Jack Turner married Louvisa Harben-April 12, 1888. Also William Jack Turner married Liela Lingerfelt-Dec 22, 1887. One of these 2 is probably him since his 1st child was born in 1889. I am trying to determine which one is him. In 1910 Census William J. Turner with his wife Caroline, son Earley, and daughter Onie is listed in Jackson County, House District. In 1920 Census W. J. Turner with his wife Callie (Caroline), and 2 daughters by Caroline, Cantillery-8 years old, and Caldona-6 years old is listed in Barrow County, Chandlers District. I am looking for any info on all of the above. Onie is my grandmother. She married Marlin Gaddis. Any info on William Jack Turner's father or siblings would be greatly appreciated.

    Submitted by : Paul Cronic
    Email : paul.cronic@gte.net
    URL of page :
    Date: 12-20-01

VAUGHTER (S) MBrown2205@aol.com
WACASTER (Wakaster, Waycaster) lnpitts@aol.com  Linda Pitts

  • What steps would I take to try to locate marriage records for Dawson, Hall, and Forsythe Counties? These records would be after 1870 and before 1880? I am trying to locate these records for Margaret Wallis, who married Luford Crow. Also trying to get marriage record for Elietta Wallis, who, I believe married a Jay.
  • Submitted by : Helen Thomas
    Email : hthomas@teknett.com
    URL of page :
    Date: Nov. 29, 2001


From Donna
CROW, Luford J.       Wallis, Eva      25 Sept 1873   D241 Forsyth Co.
No record in Forsyth for an Elietta or Margaret or for a Jay to a Wallis
WEHUNT michael.watts@worldnet.att.net  Michael Watts
WEHUNT pwpnms@netdoor.com  Peggy Wehunt

My paternal grandfather was John Alexander Wehunt born in Dawson County, GA, in 1869 (line orig. in VA).   He died Jan. 2, l932 at age 63 in Joanna, S.C.

He married Nancy Jane Wade who was born on Sept. 30, 187l and died June 7 or 8 1947 in Joanna, S. C. at age 76(probably born in GA but not sure where)..

Does anyone have any info on either of these? Am just getting started tracing my roots.

Peggy Wehunt


WEHUNT    pwpnms@netdoor.com  Peggy Wehunt Peddicord

WEHUNT   pwpnms@netdoor.com  Peggy Wehunt Peddicord

I am trying to locate John Alexander Wehunt's parents. John A. was born in Dawson County in 1869. Married Nancy Jane Wade in l888. This is my paternal grandfather. Have hit a brick wall!
Peggy Wehunt Peddicord

Date: 2/4/02 8:35:44 PM Eastern Standard Time

WALLIS hthomas@teknett.com  Helen Wallis Thomas
WILLIAMS fdbarr@mmcable.com   Flora
WILKEY fdbarr@mmcable.com   Flora
WILKINS yfsharon@spinn.net   Sharon Young


WILSON andover-mg@juno.com  Karen Stone 

  • I am searching for biographically information on Lucinda Toomer. She was born on Feb. 5, 1888, and died September of 1983. She won a National heritage Award in 1983 for quilting. Her social security number shows that she was once a residence of Dawson County, Terell zip code 3142. Please email me with any info.

    Submitted by : Stephanie Ralph
    Email : Ralph_stephanie@colstate.edu
    URL of page :
    Date: 11-07-01