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Mary Cameron I am seeking information on the "RAINS" family. Elias STROWDER married Mary Jane COMPTON in Murray County Ga. on July 29, 1856. I think they possibly moved to Whitfield County Ga.later. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you for any help.
Melinda Simpson I am searching for information on my grandmother, Florence Jane KEITH, b. 1/10/1885 in Eton, Murray County, GA. She was the second wife of my grandfather, Abraham Lincoln CHADWICK, b. between 1861 and 1866 possibly in NC. Florence died in Waco, McLennan County, TX on 10/13/1990. Her youngest brother, Bobby, was still living in GA in 1990, but I have no other factual information on her family. Does anyone know her parents names or any descendants of her siblings? I was she had several sisters, May, Ida and Ada (twins) and Jenny. Any help will will be greatly appreciated.
Karen Loomis Searching for Arty MULLINS who ran off from Lawrence co KY with William PRINCE (per Rachel Prince's divorce request) to Murray Co sometime after 1835 & was found with him & their children in 1850 census of Murray as Arty Prince 38 yrs although she should have been much older by previous records. Especially looking for connections with her Mullins relatives, if any, and where she died. She is my gggg-grmo. through her son Marshall b. 1822 in KY. Also would like to find evidence of identity of her parents. Thanks for any clues/info.
Leslie Riney Need information on John and Margaret WILLIAMS who had a son named J.R. WILLIAMS that was born May 26, 1856 in Murray Co. This is my great, great grandfather and grandmother. Looking for any info or relatives.
Brian C. I am looking for info on RUBEN COOPER (perhaps Reuben) b. 27 NOV 1856...d. 21 JUN 1893. He just seems to have appeared out of nowhere. His wife was Nancy Green, they married in NOV 1878, most certainly in Murray CO, where Ruben lived and died.
Donna Badgwell I am seeking information on the Kennedy "Canida" Bagwell Family. The family appears on the 1870 Murray County Census. His wife doesn't appear on this census, but the 9 children do. I have speculated that maybe she died 1866 at the birth of their last child.> The entire family appears on the 1860 Floyd County Census. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, birth or death records or burial locations. Thank you so much.
Jim Peck My great-great grandfather was Washington Weems (sp?) PECK. He was the son of Elliott Peck of McMinn County, TN, and grandson of Adam Peck of Mossy Creek, Tennessee, (now known as Jefferson City, Tennessee). W.W. was married to Dialthea Rodgers WILSON on February 22, 1854 in McMinn County, TN. Apparently, sometime shortly after his marriage he moved to Murray County, Georgia. His mother, Nancy Campbell Peck moved there in December, 1854. My great-grandfather, James E. Peck, was born in Murray County, near Springplace, on September 8, 1855. His twin brothers, Albert and Elbert were born on August 30, 1860 here also. It is said that W.W. moved his family, including his mother, to Morgan County, Alabama in the fall of 1860. Our family has lived here ever since. We know nothing about the family's time in Georgia. We don't know why they moved there or why they left. Please contact me with any further information. Thank you.
Pam Wiltshire I am researching Ruffin GINN. I think he is the father of my James B. Ginn but will need a will or some other document to prove it. He and his family were in Murry County GA in 1850. By 1860, his wife Elizabeth is living in Gordon County GA with daughter Elizabeth who married James W. TATE. I am thinking that Ruffin possibly died in Murray County. Any help would be appreciated.
Peggy Nichols We are trying to research the William WILLIAMSON family. His daughter, Sarah, was my great grand father's mother. I find my great grandfather, Thomas MAXWELL, age 4, and Sara Maxwell, age 31, living with the Williamsons, Thomas Maxwell's grandparents in the 1870 Murray Co., Ga. census. We have no idea what the husbands name is besides the last name being Maxwell.
Debbie Hunter Looking for information on Civil War Records. In Civil War Service Records in Ancestry.Com, my g-g-g-grandfather, Champion KITTLE is listed with Captain Athen's Company, Murray Calvary, GA, Confederate. Have not seen any records indicating a company by this name. Any information would be appreciated. My cousin seems to think it might have been the 62nd? and that he served with Capt. John Beck.
Patricia Pickett I am trying to find the name of the Murray County's newspaper. I would like to be able to get in touch with someone at the Cool Spring Baptist church, I think my greatgreatgrandmother Roda KING is buried at the cemetery. Thank you.
Jim Bannan My Great Grandftaher, Columbus Martin HALL and my Great Grandmother, Catherine PARK or Parks, lived in Polk County, TN., but were married in Tennga, Murray County, Georgia. I think they were married on Dec. 29, 1875. I am trying to find any information I can on there parents and siblings. I also think they are buried in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Polk County, TN. Any help or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Lanita M. I am searching for more info on John and Mary MADDOX, found in the 1850 Murray Co. Census on p250. John is 70 yrs of age, wife, Mary, is 55. Children in the home include: Lorenzo [age 23]; John [age 19]; Hardage [age 16]; Laome [age 11]; and James [age 12]. Trying to find out if this couple had a daughter, Jemima, who was married by 1850, and in their own home in 1850 as noted in the 1850 Murray Co. Census. Jemima is about 25 or 26. Any help is appreciated!
Ann Carter Burnette I am looking for WILLIAM JASPER CARTER born 1882 in Murray County, Ga. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Nancy Holland Marble Seeking information regarding Susan RUSSELL and son Hugh as found in the 1870 census of Murray County, Ga. at Spring Place. In household are Susan born 1823/25 S.C. with son Hugh born 1853/55 also, niece Sarah PATRICK. Susan's husband was Joseph as listed 1860 census of Whitfield County. Is she the Susan Ann Russell who married David JOHNSON 21 June 1874 in Murray County?
Larry Williams I am still looking for information about James W. HALE. I believe his fathers name was also James W. Hale . I know his mothers name was Emmaline Fouts . They had at least 2 other children. Marcus Milburn Hale (my grandfather) and Nellie Hale who married John Riordon. They had no children. James W. Hale the sons' wife's name was Key her given name I don't know her maiden name.They should show up in a census around 1870, 1880 ,1890 of Murray Co. or possibly Gilmer or Fannin Co. He was in Oklahoma practicing law in 1908-1911 because I have letters he sent his mother in Doogan written on letterheads from the law firm of R.P. White & Jas. W. Hale and also the firm of T.B. Lunsford & J.W.Hale. I can't find out what happened to him after that. I do not know his birth date but believe it to be ABT 1878. I would appreciate any help. Thank you!
Kjnrock2 I'm looking for information on my gg-grandparents, George W. WAGGONER and Emeline ROWLAND. They were married 10 Oct 1850 at the home of Emeline's parents, Adam ROWLAND and Nancy FOUTS ROWLAND, Murray County, GA. My g-grandfather, Peter, was born there but the family moved to McMinn Co., TN by 1853 where their next child, Sarah, was born. George's mother, Elizabeth, had moved to Gordon Co., GA by the 1860 census.
Sherian Smith I am looking for my gggrandmother Caroline Beavers STAFFORD, or her husband James Stafford. They lived in Murray County Georgia during the 1800 hundreds. If anyone with any information please let me know.
Susan Ensley My husband (Bryan Ensley) is looking for information on his grandmother Ruby Louise ELROD ENSLEY and her husband Thomas Bryan ENSLEY. Ruby, d.o.b. 10/8/1911 and died 12/24/1996. Thomas, d.o.b. 8/26/1909 and died 2/1971. They lived in Chatsworth, Georgia, Murray County. They had five children: Boris Gene (Bryan's father), Lowell, Harlan, Vernon, and another child who died as an infant.  [Note: the person who placed this query does not have a current address.  Do you know what it might be?]

Sharrel I'm intersted in any YEARWOODs in Murray--Samuel--Barton--William I know William Riley Yearwood came from Georgia and noticed a Barton Yearwood shows up on Census 1850--Barton in Murray County, GA-Samuel Barton was William's son, William, was born 1800--of course Barton had to be a father or brother to William.
Joan Griffin Rusk. I am researching my husband, Norman's family in Oregon County, Missouri. His mother was Orpha Leota LEWIS, supposedly part Cherokee. His grandfather was Hayden Lewis, his greatgrandmother was Eliza Huddleston Lewis. Hayden Lewis married Katherine Gertrude DANIELS or McDANIELS. Her mother was Jenny or Virginia SHERRILL maried to a Ruben Daniels. They were from Tennessee and Kentucky. (When I give you a choice of names it is because the name occurs one way on a death certificate and one way on a marriage license or because the given name changes from one census to the other, but all the rest of the data remains the same.) I think it was possible that some or many of these families were originally from Murray County, Georgia.
Nancy Holland Marble Murray County, Georgia Marriages: W.A. GLASS to Mary A. HOLLAND 24 Nov 1881 Book V, page 272. Seeking information regarding this couple. Which HOLLAND line does Mary A. belong to?
Nancy WORLEY, Elmarie Worley b 1823 and buried in Ramsey cem, Murray co Georgia and children. Any information appreciated.
Sandra I'd like to find information on the Dogwood Cemetery. It supposedly overlaps two counties, one of which is Murray County, GA. I'm also looking for John Bates who had property in Murray County when he died between 1860-65.
PeggyS Looking for the parents of Brittian Lindsey Green, born about 1815/1818 NC
Dale30809 Seeking info on James BOYD (b: ca 1788) and Sarah STACY (b: ca 1790). Some of their children were James Young BOYD, Colonel Hopson BOYD, John Alexander BOYD, Martin W. BOYD and Thomas K. BOYD. Any info appreciated. Colonel Hopson BOYD (b: 12 Apr 1812, d: ca 23 Jul 1880) married Martha (Patsy) Blackwell ca: 1835. It appears their children were: Josiah G. (md Mary A. Pierce), James Barnett (b:1 Dec 1836, d:12 Jan 1916) (md: 1. Malinda Montgomery and 2. Mary A. Payne), Wiley M. (md: Fannie Chapman), Sterling A., Satiriah Sarah (md: John Eubanks & then Reuben Pierce), Jaroyal Kinsey, Agnes Malinda (md: John Elrod), William H., Harriett Emeline (md: Richard Hardie), Mary A (md: Joseph Barnes), Amanda (md: Washington Head), Abner Graves (md: Josephine McRee). James Barnett Boyd was my direct relative and his children by Malinda Montgomey (b:ca 1841, d: bfr 1866) were: Mary Jane (b: ca 1858, d: before 1917?) (md: Littlefield & later Mooney), Colonel Thomas (b: ca Aug 1859, d:?) (md: Margaret Baker), and James John A. Boyd (b: ca 1862, d: bfr Jan 1917). BOYD: Seeking descendants of Barnett Boyd son of (James?) John A. Boyd (b: ca 1862, d: bfr 1916). John A. Boyd was the son of James Barnett Boyd (b:1 De 1836, d: 12 Jan 1916) and Malinda Montgomery. Barnette Boyd at some period of time lived in Tennessee. In January 1916 he signed paperwork pertaining to the settlement of his grandfather's (James Barnett Boyd) will stating he was in Oconee County, GA . Any info appreciated.
Pat Isom Seeking information on the families of Wiley NICHOLS and William RUSSELL who married GOSNELL/GOSLIN sisters and moved to Murray County sometime after 1842. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Emma J. Hall I am interested in info concerning John NICHOLSON who lived in that county and married Martha Malinda BERRY there in the 1840s. The moved from there to Missouri about 1850. Also interested in her parents, Hiram and Sarah BERRY. He applied for land grant in lottery, died and the land was granted to his widow, Sarah, and her children.
Mike Wilson I am looking for information on Edward WILSON, born 1827 in N. Carolina. I have information he lived in Murray County Georgia before and during the Civil War. His wife was Elizabeth Burlinson. They had several children. The boys names were John, William, George and Issac. Edward was supposedly a Confederate veteran. The family abandoned the farm while he was away fighting in the war. They were possibly running from Sherman's army. The family moved to Texas at some point after the war. Some records indicate Edward's father was William Wilson. Any information available about the family and their life in Georgia would be very much appreciated. I can provide more information about Edward's decendants if needed.
R. E. Olesen I am interested in the names of John PHILLIPS and the Civil War units that any John Phillips joined from Murray County and Whitfield County. I understand there was an under age John Phillips that joined and he may have been my g-grandfather. His fathers name was also John Phillips and they lived in Murray County in the 1860's. If they have a middle initial please provide that also.
Marla Daley I am looking for census info for "JOLLEY" in the 1910 census for Murray County. Preferably the name William Jolley. I would greatly appreciate your help.
bamctyre Looking for information on the SEYMOUR family who lived in the Shumach (Sumac??) area of MURRAY COUNTY from around 1840 until approximately 1890. My great grandfather was Thomas Marion Seymour whose children were Tommy, John, Luther, Frank, Margaret, Wes, Sam and William, all of whom were born between 1860 and 1885. Thomas was married to Frances HAMPTON. Info I have is Thomas fought in the Civil War, John was a Principal/Teacher all over Northwest Georgia, Sam was a lawyer in Chattanooga, William was also an attorney and supposedly a legislator from either Murray or Whitfield, and Margaret married Sam VARNELL of Varnell, Georgia. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
Leslie. I am still looking for information on Joseph Rufus WILLIAMS, born 1856 in Murray Co. GA to John and Margaret Williams...any info would be greatly appreciated...
David Berkshire. Looking for any info on ROBERTSON and or SHELTON families. Robert Young Robertson married Sarah Elizabeth Shelton in 1855 Murray County Ga. Trying to locate his parents. Hoping other Robertson families in Murray Co Ga can help place him somewhere. Thanks very much.
Shirley. Searching for the parents of Susan HOLLAND, Jacob & Esther, who married Joseph RUSSELL in 1847 in Murray Co, Ga.
Jamie Lerner. We are looking for the SMITH family headed by Taylor Smith (wife Essie or Ellie), who had several children, their son L. Raymond or just Raymond and, most especially, Lethia (or Alethia) Smith who may have been a relative, but was most certainly living with them in Shuck Pen Township in 1930 as she has been counted in the census.
Alan Reynolds. Researching the CHABLE family of Alaculsey Valley. Descendants of Andrew Alphonso Chable (1829-1906) and Sara Caroline Baxter (1848-1865). My grandmother Rosine Chable McDougall (1891-1920) is buried in the family cemetery. Eager to contact living family members.
Marsha Svetlik. I am looking for information on my 3rd great-grandfather Asa LAMB. he was born in North Carolina or Georgia. He married Isabel BRISEN in 1841 in Murray County, Georgia. My great-great grandfather Christopher Columbus Lamb was born in Gordon County in 1843. Asa may have been married prior to marrying Lsabel--her name was Sarah Jackson they were marrried in Murray County in 1839. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Robert A. Groves. I am looking for information on the following BARKSDALEs: George b. 18 Dec 1877; Lilly b. 16 Feb 1880. They had a younger sibling, Virgil b. 3 August 1893. He was my grandfather and was born in Murray County. Their parents were James C. Barksdale and Mary E. George Leonard. Any information that you could supply would be appreciated.
Janice. I am searching for information on MICHAEL LOWERY b.approx 1863 in tn..His children William Franklin, George Harrison, John Paul,and Maggie moved to Spring Place, Murray Co. Ga. Who was Michael related to?
Gary Griswold. Looking for the location of the Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Murray County, Georgia. I have some PETTY ancesters buried there. Thanks.
LeClaire Allison. I would greatly appreciate the 1860 Murray County Census information for the household of Caleb and Elizabeth HOLLAND. They were both originally from Anderson County, SC. Elizabeth's mother, Sarah COX, should have been living in the household at the time. I am descended from Sarah Cox, so I am particularly interested in any details about Sarah or Elizabeth. I am especially interested in Sarah Cox's place of birth. Thanks for your help!
Jayme Berry. I have a specific question: I find a James and Caroline McELRATH in Murray County in 1850, 60, and 70. They have a son named John B. in 1850, one year old. My ancestor was named Byrd McElrath. We can find no trace of him before 1880 in Arkansas. I was thinking perhaps this John B. McElrath is him. Byrd was born in either 1849 or 1850. I would really like to find out if John B. is our Byrd. If anyone is researching this family, please send me an e-mail. Thanks!
Jim Goodin. Seeking information about Jordan/Jorden GOODIN, B about 1803 in S C , Moved to Murray County about 1832, Wife was Jane ? Had eight children, 3 girls and 5 boys. Looking for information about parents of Jordan Goodin.
Connie L. Ganz. SARVIS. John and Laura Sarvis and their sons, George and Paul Sarvis, lived in Cisco, Georgia, in the early 1900s. They owned and operated the Marble City Lumber Company in Cisco. The family was originally from Sherwood, Ohio, and John and Laura returned there and are buried there. Paul Sarvis married Daisy Sarvis. They retired/died in Fort Meyers, Florida. George married Bessie. They retired/died in Sylacauga, Georgia. Seeking living descendants. I am descended through John and Laura Sarvis' daughter Nelle. On September 30, 1914, Nelle Sarvis married Benjamin Talmage Watkins in Cisco. They lived at a railstop, Byrd, Georgia, where their twin sons, Harry and Harold were born June 19, 1915.
[email protected]. I am looking for the marriage date of Thomas COUCH and Saline GREEN. He was born SC 1845 she was born NC 1840. They married Murray County ballground GA. I would like information on their parents.
Brenda Stewart-Reeder. I have a copy of a Civil War map of Dalton and the outside area listing names of the farms. I am coming to Murray County in June [2003] and I have looked in the land records here in Salt Lake City at the LDS Family History Library and did find my SUTTLES listed as owning land. The Suttles name is marked on a farm to the northeast of Dalton any hints as to how to find the farm? They are listed on the 1860 Murray County Census at the Fancy Hill Post Office.
Beverly R. Cole. Am seeking information on the Lebel family who lived in Whitfield Co., GA in the 1860s, 1870s &1880's. The father, Charles Lebel, disappeared at sea in 1860 and wife Victoria and two sons Andrew and Charles farmed in Cove City, Whitfield County, GA. Andrew married Loretta/Lauretta Cady who was born in Murray County in 1850. Andrew and Loretta moved to Texas in 1894. I am still seeking information on Victoria and her second son, Charles, who married Georgia Adams and had at least three daughters. Any information on these people will be greatly welcomed.
Karen Palomino. Looking for info on John BLACK married (1st) Malinda, children William R./Robert/Martha/John;(2nd) wife Mahalla PHILLIPS, children Ed/Martha/James/Nancy. Also info on William R. Black (possible 1st wife Mary) 2nd wife Eliza SHIELDS. These families in there later years lived and died in Murray Co. or near. They came from NC and TN.
Jonathan Burkett. BURGER/BURKETT. We are searching for any information linking Abraham Burger and wife Dorcus (YORK) listed in 1850 and 1860 census in Murray County, Georgia to the Henry K. Burkett Listed with mother Dorcus listed in McMinn County, Tennessee 1880 census. Known Siblings to be Jasper P. (Pleasant), Mary A. (Burkett) Turner, Joseph/Josiah Burkett, and Lucy Burkett (never Married). We would like to confirm these persons as one family to continue our genealogy search into the Burkett family. Thank you.
Jan Schroeder. I am looking for information on SATSA VANN, who I believe, was born in Spring Place, Georgia. Thanks so much.
Click Here Am seeking information on Nancy WILLIAMS (married to Tom Jonathan Williams) who died in a structure fire (Doctor's Office) in Murray County, GA, after 1958. Supposedly, some children were in the fire as well. Am seeking any information on her, her husband and/or an obituary or newspaper article on the fire. Thanks in advance.  [Note: this address has become invalid]

Sue Berry Klausch. I am looking for a town called Shumach and Pleasent Valey. Which might be renamed. My relatives The BERRY Family where buried by the Cherokee Indians near a mountain called Cahutta Mountain. Their is a Berry Cemetery by a church called Shumach Church. Can someone help? Thank you.
Lydia Weaver. I'm looking for information on a George Baird and Bessie Lee McCollum Baird. George Baird was born in Tennessee, and Bessie was born in Kentucky. They came to Crandall, Murray county around 1913. Bessie gave birth to my grandfather, Cleon Kemp Baird, 19 July 1913.

As far as we can tell, they all lived in or around Crandall until 1916 when George Baird disappeared. We don't know if he just deserted the family or if he met with foul play. I have been unable to find any sign of him after 1916. Bessie then supposedly got an annullment and remarried a man named Charles William Kiker, Sr., in 1917. I'd like to find any birth, death, marriage, annullment, property, etc. records on any of these people George Baird, Bessie Lee McCollum Baird Kiker, Cleon Kemp Baird, or Charles William Kiker, Sr.

Bessie's brother James Luther McCollum lived in Dalton GA and is buried there. Thanks so much for any help.

Sarah J. Kelly. I am researching background of Sarah & Ralph SMITH, Nancy SMITH & husband James W. HALL who lived in Murray County 1840-1850. Ralph SMITH and James HALL both natives of SC. Ralph was a cooper. They all lived in same household in 1850. Left Murray County for Ashville, St. Clair County, AL.
Pgsmex. Looking for any information on a JOHN and JAMES MCCLURE who lived in Murray Co. in the 1850-1860. Also they had other siblings lliving in the same county or in Lumpkin Co. Ga. Their father was a JESSE MCCLURE and mother was Nancy White.
Dani7Ln Information on Willis YOUNGBLOOD who drew land lot #80,10th District, 3rd Section in Murray County Georgia in 1832 in the Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery. Information as to the area or general areas this is located. Church and Cemeteries in the area where family members may be buried.
Bobby Cheney. I am searching for a family found on the 1850 Murray Co., GA. cencus. This is the family of Pleasent E. BARBER with his wife Martha A._________. Pleasent and his family removed from Murray County, and into Jackson County, AL, sometime after that. It is conjectured that Martha A BARBER was Martha Ann Monroe before her marriage to Pleasent. I have researched some Murray County marriages on the internet, but alas I have not found this information. Pleasent E BARBER was born in Carroll County (?) GA in 1814 As I understand it the portion of GA that is Carroll County was Indian Terr. in 1850. Thank you.
Sondra (Adams) Cline. Searching for information on George H. and C. J. HESTER. May have lived in Murray, Whitfield, Gilmer or Gordon Counties, GA in late 1800's or early 1900's. Found old receipts and promisary notes for each name dated from 1896 to 1905 in my grandmother's (Mary Elizabeth (Carroll) Adams) trunk and am trying to find Hester connection to her. She married my grandfather Wilburn C. ADAMS, Sr. around 1907 and lived in Chatsworth. While searching the LDS church records for my grandfather, she is shown as Mary Elizabeth Hester and on another page, she is shown as Mary Elizabeth CARROLL. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Chris Christian. I am looking for any descendants of William and Rutha/Ruth (PARKS) RENFROE of Murray Co., Ga.    They married in Whitfield Co., Ga. on Sept. 20, 1866.   Rutha Parks was the daughter of Benjamin Lawson and Clarissa J. (RALSTON) Parks.    Ruth and William had the following children in the 1880
Census: Jas. 13, (James?), Lizzie 10, (Elizabeth?), Gertrude 7, & Fannie (Frinces?).    There was also listed a Thomas Renfroe, 20 with wife Isabell. Rutha was a younger sister to my great grandfather Lewis/Louis Jefferson Parks.   I have information on the Parks and Ralston lines.

Martha Mealer Smith. My gg-grandfather was Samuel C. WOODY.  He was in Murray County in 1850, back in Cass in 1860, back in Murray 1870 and back in Bartow in 1880.  After that I have lost.  His wife was Hannah?  I cannot find their marriage license.  Samuel said on the census he was born in N. C.  All of his 15 children stayed in the Bartow and lower Tn. areas.  Everyone one I can find to talk to, grandchildren, know nothing.  I guess nobody ever wanted to know.  Can you help?

Nancy Blackburn. Seeking information on Sherley BLACKBURN male, age 15 , listed in 1850 Murray Co census in household of John and Susan KUHN..John and Susan KUHN also raised Henry Newton HOLLIS who married Lucy HOLLAND, half sister of Penelope HOLLAND who married (Milton) Sherley BLACKBURN...Would appreciate any information...Thank you.

Kathy Edwards. I am looking for Asberry E EDWARDS b SC 1822 who lived in Murray Co., GA before 1850 to about 1860.  His wife was Sarah.  He has Easley or Eadey living with him who was b.SC 1781, possibly mother in law.  Also brother Edward H EDWARDS was listed b SC 1818 who owned a tavern.  Elizabeth Edwards listed B SC 1796 who may be their mother??  Asberry and Fam. moved to Jackson Co., AL in early 1853 and he died in Civil War I think.  Possibly
their dad was Abel and granddad was Henry who Md Ann Easley. Just a guess cause there was an Easley or Eadey living with them in 1850.  Any info.

Mary Davis. I'm researching the DAVIS Family in Murray County.  This is an African American family that moved from Gordon County GA to your county.  My Great, great, great grandparents were Gilbert and Sarah Davis.  Their grandson was Will Davis.  He later married a woman named Caroline and they also lived in Murray County.  The oldest son moved to Arkansas and started a family thus the Arkansas Davis Family.  We have lost contact with anyone from Georgia since all of our elders have passed away.  We are planning a reunion and would like to contact our cousins in GA.  The only information we have is what on the census and some verbal history.  I have written a narrative and will email it if requested.  I'm looking for any African American families with the last name Davis in your town, the name of your local African American funeral homes, cemeteries, churches, etc.  Also any other information you think might aid me in my search. Thanking you in advance for your assistance.

DIANE GARONZIK: I am the gggrandaugter of Edward WILSON born July 20, 1827 in North Carolina, died, July 1923, m Elizabeth BURLINSON  about 1853.  Elizabeth was born in Feb 1828 in North Carolina and died 1913.  It is believed he lived in Murray County Georgia before and perhaps during the Civil War.  One of their children was my g grandmother  Susan Elmyra , b Feb 24, 1952, in Whitfield or Murray County, Georgia. I am looking for information on ancestors of this family.  Mike WILSON said he had information about Edward's decendants.  Would like to communicate with him.

Carol. I was reading through my TURNER notebook tonight and came across an old print out from Vital Records Index - North America.  Do you know who he is..........with which family he connects?
         Turner, Wade H. 
         Sarah A. Jay
         23 Dec 1856
         Murray, GA
         FHL Number 382546                                  
I have had a merry adventure with the Wade Hampton Turners in my line and now, here is another.  I would like to know more about him if any of you are familiar with him.  Thanks so much.

Jewel Kiser:  I would like information on Elizabeth Couch m. Thomas Elrod July 8 1847 Murray County--they had 13 children and lived in the Ballground District of Murray County.  The information I have found says she was born in Murray County 1828. I need to know who her parents are. I found where it said her parents
might have been William and Catherine Couch, But Catherine would be wrong for her mother, for he married Catherine much later. She is buried at the Ballground Cemetary now know as Mt Herman. I found Thomas Elrod buried there and there are 4 unmarked graves under his name so I beleive one of them is her and
another one of them is their daughter Mary that was born 1850 and died as a young child in the 1860's. Any information will be greatly appreciated.  I am a
Couch descendent of James and Martha (Osborne) Couch who also lived in Murray County. I have their childrens names. He supposedly died there between the 1850 Census and the 1860 Census. He was in the 1850 Census but not the 1860 census only her and children. He was a Blacksmith.

Nancy Hopkins.  Looking for info on Ralph JACKSON (b-1839) and Martha ROLLINS (b-1843) married in Murray Co in 1860.  Ralph Jackson served in Civil War. Both Jackson and Rollins are in the Fed 1850 Census out of Dist 824, Murray Co., out of households of LB Jackson and Calvin Rollins.

[email protected].  Looking for info regarding my 3rd G Grandfather and Grandmother's parents, Abram or Abraham M. HEAD, b. abt. 1810, Whitfield, Troup, GA  and his wife Susannah b. abt. 1815 in Whitfield, Troup, GA.  My 2nd G Grandfather was their son Jeremiah Head who married Susan Elizabeth (GREEN) 11/29/1855 in Murray Co., GA.  I would greatly appreciate any info regarding them.

Patricia Sakellaridis. I am still trying to find Roda Adeline RAMEY and James William KING's  parents.  Roda married James William King, they are listed in the 1860 census in Gilmer County, Georgia. In the 1850 census there is a Roda Ramey with Isaac Ramey and Elizabeth, and James W. King is listed with Isaac King and Catherine, I am hoping that these people are Roda's parents and James's parents. Roda and James were my greatgreatgrandparents. In the 1880 census they are listed in Polk County, Tennessee. I found a Roda King who is buried in Cools Springs Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia.

George Proctor.  I'm looking for information on my grandfather, Ansel RICE.  He was married to Nancy or Mary Melviney SHIELDS and lived in Murray County until after the war when he went west, to Kansas.  I'm also looking for my great-great grandfather.  His name was BRIDGEMAN, and his first name may have been Frederick.  He married one of Grandpa Rice's daughters after the war.  Any information you can give me will help.

Carolyn Cox.  Does anyone have info on the Jacob & Adaline COX family I found on the 1850 Murray Co census?  They have a son John 4/12 who I think might be an ancestor of my husband.  I think the widow Sarah COX, 50, on the same census page might be Jacob's mother.  I cannot find these folks in 1860.

[email protected]  There was a MAUDIE BELL THOMASON   whose mother  was    IDA VIRGINIA JONES SIMMIONS the second wife of George  Washington THOMASON.  She had four children two still living in Murray  county. Sosebee is one of their married names.  Hope this helps--I am looking for  the burial place of IDA.

Kim Westover.  I am looking for the names, birthplaces of my great grandfather's parents. My great grandfather's name was Robert Colial GRIFFEE. He was born on 13 Sept. 1887 in Spring Place GA. He, at some point, moved to Security TX. He was living  in Milam TX in 1920 and Polk TX in 1930. He was living in Medford OR when he died in 1957. Unfortunately, that is all I know about him.  Thank you for any help you can give.

[email protected]  I am searching for Elizabeth CARTER b.1850. She lived with  her father and ran away in 1863 to marry a Union Soldier. I have not been able  to find any information about her parents. An Aunt thought she was part of  Farish Carter's family and I found his son James Farish Carter and wife Mary had a baby in 1850 by the name of Mary....we are wondering if this could be Mary Elizabeth.  She went to live with her mothers parents in Tn. Any info would be appreciated.

Angie BegleyI'm searching for any information on a (gggranfather) James Carnes, who married Sarah Rice sometime during or right after the Civil War. I know they had 4 boys Shem Missouri Carnes, Simon Peter Carnes, Joseph, and John. I also know that we found Sarah Rice in a boarding house in Murray County Georgia, during the Civil War at age 17. I believe they were from Murray County Georgia and moved to Chatooga and Walker counties later on as they raised their family. Any information I'd be grateful. Thank you.

James Holcomb. Savilla HOLCOMB, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth WIDENER Holcomb was born on Nov. 22, 1840 in Murray County, Georgia.  She Married Montrille PRICHETT on January 16, 1881.  Further information on this family has not been found by me. Her Father Joseph was the Son of Samuel and Martha Boling Holcomb.The 1860 Census in Murray County list her as Survilla Holcomb.  Any help will be deeply appreciated. She was my Fathers Aunt.

[email protected]   My great grandfather, Jesse Greenberry VANN was born in Georgia, most likely  in Murray county.  He lived out his life in Apison, Tennessee and lies buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, 2-3 miles South of Apison, and therefore, I think, in Georgia.  Do you know who his parents were?

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