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QUERIES ADDED JANUARY 2013 -


Glennys Stroud.  I am seeking information on SATSA VANN, b. 1777 SPRING PLACE, MURRY COUNTY GA, d. 1831 AL. allegedly the daughter of JOHN JOSEPH VANN and MARY CHRISTINA (WAH-LI). She married THOMAS B. CURRY in AL.  Anyone have any real proof as to her parentage.

Wayne Smith.   Looking for Family Lineage and information of William (Wm) H. SMITH born ca 1846 in Tunnel Hill Georgia. Could have contacts of other Smith’s in the Dalton, Murray Co. Whitfield Co. areas. Julius Braden (Blink) Smith is my Grandfather (born in Indian Territory Oklahoma 1885) and William H. is my Great Grandfather.  The only additional information is that the Smith Lineage (there are many) derived in and around Coweta Co., Georgia NW of Atlanta.

Ross Smith.  The area that became Dade co Ga was originally in Murray co Ga and that area then became Walker co Ga when Walker co Ga was formed in 1833 and then Dade co Ga was formed in 1837 so I assume when the state of Georgia conducted the 1832 Georgia Cherokee Lottery in 1832 the land lots won in what would later become Dade co Ga were located in Murray co Ga. Is that correct? My question is this:  David Smith died in 1849 in Paulding co Ga although he and his family lived in Newton co Ga. His estate records showed he owned land in Dade co Ga in section 4 district 19 land lot 11. I assumed he won the land in the 1832 Ga land lottery but I checked a list of fortunate drawers and a John Simmons living in Pike co Ga won that land lot so David Smith must have bought the land from John Simmons or since John Simmons died in 1844 in Pike co Ga David Smith might have bought the land from the estate of John Simmons or possibly John Simmons never claimed the land he won so David Smith bought the land from the state of Georgia. I am trying to find the deed where David Smith bought the land. Would it be in Murray co or Walker co or Dade co Ga. Thanks.

Bonnie S. Driggers.  I am looking for information on my grandmother's father, a Mr. JONES. My grandmother's name was Mary Ellisada (sp?) Jones and she was born about 1867-68 in either Murray or Gilmer county, GA. Her mother was Nancy THOMAS (maiden name). On the 1880 Murray County census, Mary Jones is listed as age 12 and the stepdaughter of Benjamin PARKS, mother Nancy Parks. Mary later took the name Parks. She married David Monroe PASS in 1886. I am particularly interested in learning if my grandmother had any Cherokee ancestry.

Click Here.  Andrew McGHEE appears on a list of of Grand Jurors, Murray County GA, 1837, along with Burton McGHEE, brother of my grx2grandfather Ambrose McGHEE, who, like Burton and Ambrose, lived in Spring Place. The only mention I have found of him is in Mary Bondurant Warren's "White Among the Cherokees" (p.200). Seeking to determine the connection between him and my line of Murray County McGhees. Any information will help.

Diana Martin.  I'm trying to get more information about  my 3rd great grandfather Jesse MORRISON (b.1807- d. 1870 Murray County).  He married Polly Mary ELLIOTT 7/1/1839 in Rutherford County, NC but that is the only record I've been able to find so far.  I'm hoping some Murray County Records will reference other information from North Carolina before they moved to Murray County.   Thanks for anything you can provide!

Lorraine Margulies.  I am looking for any information on my Grandmother Ruby ROBERTS, b 1898.  Her maiden name was Ruby CHAPMAN.  Her mother Sarah Viola Chapman b. 1882 was raped and Ruby was the result.  Is there any record of who the father could have been?  I am also looking for information about Susan Chapman from TN who married Joshua Chapman B. 1844.  I can not find any info about Susan (BAKER) b. in TN about 1843.  Any info at all is greatly appreciated.

Scott Cleary.  My GG Grand father, Perry G CLEARY b.1825, lived and died in Murray Co Ga.  He was born in S.C. in 1825 - Married Sarah A GORDON in Murray and was buried in “Little Murray”--family members remember visiting around 70+ years ago between Chatsworth and Cleveland but can’t remember where. Do you have anything on these two?  Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Tom Brightwell.  I'm searching for information on Samuel BRIGHTWELL listed as Samuel BRITSWELL in the 1880 census, Shuck Pen.  Land ownership, church member, residence location.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Also, where can I get a map of the area circa 1880?  Thank you.

Lorraine Margulies.  Can you tell me anything about who the first Chapman's to Murray County were?  My gg grandfather was Joshua CHAPMAN.  He was born in 1844 and died in 1907.  He was a tax collector for Murray.  He lost his arm in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier.  Any info is greatly appreciated.

Minnowgras.com.  I am trying to find the birth record of my great granny, Lula NELSON, b. Feb 16,1869.  Do you have a way to look up and tell me if her parents were A.M. Nelson and Bettie Brown?  Lou was buried in Pleasant Hope Bapt church cemetery in Rome, GA On May 13, 1962.  She married David Marion WALLACE b. Dec 22, 1868 in Union County, Ga to A.Judson Wallace who came from a family that changed spelling to WALLIS.

Linda Moorehead.   Looking for any death records for Talitha Ann Noel STEED, who died 28 Dec 1877  in Spring Place, Murray, County, Ga.  Have records on decendants ofTalitha and William Henry Steed, Sr., and will share.


Teresa Barkat.  STANFIELD/PAYNE/BOYETT.  Searching for information on FREDERICK WASHINGTON STANFIELD b 28 September 1815 Georgia or South Carolina d: 16 January 1884 Arkansas who married 1st CAROLINE PAYNE on 20 March 1833 in Georgia and married CAROLINE BOYETT 15 May 1842 in MURRAY COUNTY, GEORGIA. I know between the two wives he had 13 children and I am seeking any information about the parents of FREDERICK STANFIELD and both CAROLINE’s.

Lucy Rutland Holman.  Looking for information on Addie “Irene” MULLINAX. Born June 26, 1906. She was married to Mac BLANKENSHIP and lived in Murray County Georgia/

Michael HugginsAny info about father of Reuben J HUGGINS of Chatsworth, Murray County, GA DOB May 6, 1853 – June 13, 1927

Sarah Ridley-Gal.  I'm looking for the names of parents of William "Willie" Williams of Spring Place, Georgia.  I've read that he was born in Georgia in 1794 and married Sarah Ann Scott.  Thank you.

Kathryn Kemp Chociej.  My grandfather was born as Zelion Jackson Cloer (1906-1988), later changed his name to Jackson Cloer McClure and left GA when joining the military (also changing his name). His parents were Andrew Jackson Cloer Jr (1870-1935) and Sarah L Elliott (1868-1969). Can you direct me to any information about him or his family? Thank you.


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