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June 24, 2004
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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?
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.
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 Co.in 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.
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.
Sept. 12, 1822 Rutherford County N.C.
7, 1913 Fannin County Georgia
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...
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?
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
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
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,
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
The ages of the children are now 60 and 62. Looking for lost family.
Green Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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 dist...next 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 alive....do 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...
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
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
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
8. Lue FORST, b. in the late 1800's and died in the early 1900's in
Fannin County, GA.
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.
Searching for Marion Winfield STANBERRY b. 1875 fannin co ga married
three times had a daughter that married a Ruben HAMBY Cherokee County,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
He also brought his mother with him, Martha. From what I can find,
Martha may have had him illegitimately.
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
October 30, 2012
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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
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
help me find where my ancestor lived in Union County, Georgia? I
him in the Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893. His name was
L. BAILEY. The list doesn't give me much info to go on, but I
have access to more records. He is in Union County in all the
data for many years. He also owned land in Fannin County.
August 30, 2017
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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