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Brandi Fields Jessie Fields is an ancestor of mine through my father's side of the family. I read the articles from the Blairsville Herald (1902 edition) on the " Our Southern AKINS" home page. I am hoping that someone can give me more info on Jessie's parents so that I can trace the family back even further. I know that they are from Ireland and that Jessie was born in Pendleton District (now Pickens, Co) SC on June 12, 1812. Anything on the family would be helpful. Thanks!

Jamie Crump Brandi, Have you talked with a lady named Patty Davis Everett? She lives in Blairsville and is a Fields descendant. I worked with her on the Union County Heritage book and she seemed to have a lot of info on the Fields line. I don't have contact info for her at the ready, but my folks are still in Blairsville so I could get it for you if you haven't talked with her already.

Carl Steele Thomas B CANTRELL listed on the 1850 census, household# 1059. According to family records, Thomas had a son Thomas Bryant Cantrell born Jan 14, 1846. However, this son is not shown on the census record. Also, I notice in marriage records Thomas married an 18 yr old Eliza L CHASTAIN Oct 24 1849. Was the elder Thomas md before? Can anyone explain this? Who is the mother of the younger Thomas Bryant Cantrell? My family history indicates he was born in NC.
Terrilea1234 I am trying to locate information on the family of James Herrin BARNES, who was in Union Co. census in 1850. Any information would be appreciated.
Woolfpac Trying to solve a puzzle, such as (1) was Eliz. THOMPSON b abt 1827 NC d/o James LONG and ULY CANSLER LONG ? she is living with the couple in 1850 Unoin Co. GA (2) where was Eliz. THOMPSON in 1860? (3) where is Eliz.'s son James M. in 1870 ? (She was in Fannin Co. (4) Samuel STANLEY md. 1865 Caroline THOMPSON, was she the woman in 1870 Fannin Co. called "Lydda" in HH Samuel STANLEY? (5) Eliz. LONG THOMPSON, did she remarry John SHELTON? and if so where is she in 1880? (6) James M. THOMPSON was said to marry either Sarah LEATHERWOOD or Sarah SHELTON, I did find a James THOMPSON marraige in one of the surround. counties to Sarah SHELTON, but can not be sure he is the right one, as he was barely out of his teens then (Seems young to be married). Also, found Jimmie THOMPSON md. 1861 Sarah McCAY, also very young if this is him, as he was born @1848. (7) Louada Ann THOMPSON hh in 1870, next to mom, were the children hers? or her mom's? Louada Ann md. 1871 Columbus FORTNER (possible of Polk Co TN) where did they move too? I have alot of unsolved pieces of this puzzle, been working on it for years and believe someone out there knows my family, or some of these people. Please help if you have data.
Linda Avery Seeking information on parents and siblings of Oliver C. POWELL and his wife Eliza (McCRARY) POWELL. They were living in Union Co., Georgia at the time of the 1850 census. Oliver and Eliza were married in Forsyth Co., Georgia in 1847, later moving to Bartow County, Georgia. Their children were: Sarah Ann, Mary E., Martha A., and Georgia Ann Powell. After Oliver's death, Eliza married Jeremiah REAGAN in Bartow County (1870). Thanks for any help.
Bonnie Smith Seeking DUFF families who moved from Washington Co.VA to Union Co. GA in early 1800s.
Donald Hill DAVID M. DAVENPORT & MILLIE A. HOLDEN were in Union County, GA. or surrounding counties sometime after 1875 when they were married in Clay County, NC. They are the parents of my great grandmother LASSIE JANE DAVENPORT HOPPER--she was born in 1884. ANY INFO on DAVID or MILLIE would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!
Catherine I am looking for any information on the family of William SELF married to Rachel. Rachel's maiden name is not known. Their children are Emanuel, Mary, Minervia, Emma (Emma married Thomas M. McCOY) Laura, Louise and Nora Self. Emma Self McCoy and Thomas M. McCoy children were John Gordon, William Garney, Laura Ella and Dora McCoy. John Gordon married Kathry DOOLEY. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lloyd Holloway I am seeking information about my grandparents Lewis and Lizzie HOLLOWAY. They lived in Union Co. Ga in early 1900's with Lizzie's death in 1970. According to Census info for the year of 1920 Lewis was 38 years of age and Lizzie was 36. I am interested in finding more information about them especially the HOLLOWAY family. When did they marry? Who were the parents of Lewis and Lizzie? What was Lizzie's maiden name? When did the HOLLOWAY family come to the Union Co Georgia area? Lewis was born around 1881 and Lizzie around 1883. Their children were Addie, Clifford, Fannie, Normie, Vinie, Clyde, Lloyd, Lewis, Jr. and I may have missed one here or there. Any information will be great.
Mary Monroe. Will McCARTER was known to have settled in Blairsville, Georgia. His daughter Minnie married Jesse TOW. There has been a reunion planned for the descendents of John and Sarah Huskey McCarter for April or May 2003 at the Mintia McCarter Stinnett farm in Sevier County, TN. Their children were William H. (Will), Cyrus, West, Newt, Walter, Lecretia, Hettie, Myrtie, Rosa, Mintia and Isaac.John and Sarah McCarter born and died in Sevier. Co. Tn. So help is needed to round up every one. Thanks.
Jeanie Broome Johnson. Is Paul ARMOUR/ARMON/ARMER found in Union Co, GA Coosa after 1890? I know he was there as Paul ARMON, wife Sarah, in 1880. He had three children, Howard, Nellie and Mellie and I am trying to find their place of birth as well as approximate years of birth.
John Rhodes. Looking for information on the RHODES family. Wesley Rhodes, br. 1822 in North Carolina, died aft. 1880 in Union County. Ga. Colombus Rhodes, br 1852 Union County Ga, moved to Missouri in 1900s. The ODOMs and Rhodes are also connected.
Tom Stargel. I noticed in the marriage section on the Union County web page that you have a STREGEL, John J. Married on Jan 24 1836 to a Jane Ann LOPER. I was wondering if that was a misprint? My GGGGrandfather John Jones STARGEL (not Stregel) was married to a Jane Ann. My records show her last name as DEFORE and not Loper but I am not sure if Defore is correct. I do not have any parents for her. John J.Stargel lived his life in Lumpkin County GA., a county formed from Union County. I am also looking for the burial site of William Cicero Stargel, son of John Jones and Jane Ann Stargel.
Peggy Chapman. Looking for any information for my gggrandfather, Benjamin Watson JONES of Union County, Blairsville, Georgia. He was born about 1825 in North Carolina. Married Sofronia PLESS in Union County, Georgia and his son was born there. His son was my ggrandfather. His name was Cotter L. Jones. Married to Melvina Tanner Jones. Their children were Frank, Llwellyn, Ivie, Mary Miranda, Verbie,and Gordon (my grandfather). I would like to hear from anyone in Union County that can help put these Joneses in their rightful place in history. If you are related to the same Jones clan, please contact me at [email protected]. I am more than happy to share what I have on Cotter L. Jones. Thank you in advance.
James D. Queen. I am researching the Queen roots of Union County GA. James Queen is my gggrandfather--he is the son of James C. Queen of Union County, GA. He married Stancy Fox in Blairsville Ga in Aug 1855, and they had 4 children: James W. Queen, b. abt 1855 Union County, GA. ;Alferd Queen, b. abt 1863 Union County, GA. ;Charley Queen, b. abt 1873 Union County, GA. ; Julia Queen b. abt 1876 Union County, GA. I am unable to find any Census records of this family. I do find in the 1880 Census that Stacy Fox is living with her brother, John Fox. Any info on James Queen would be apperciated as in burial or death records or Census. Thank you in advance.

Heather Walker. I am looking for info on the parents of Joseph Ensley PARKS. Joseph was born in Union County on 1-18-1830 and was married to Alice Lucinda GRIBBLE.
Pamela Thomas Cantrell. I am seeking information on the WILLIAM HUNSUCKER THOMAS and NANCY WILLIS family. WILLIAM "Billy" and Nancy WILLIS Thomas moved to UNION CO. GA. about 1853 from YANCEY COUNTY, NC. They are both buried at MT. OLIVET church cemetery in UNION COUNTY, GA. along with some of their children. I have many "gaps" in my family tree in this family of UNION COUNTY, GA. I would like to share family info. My great-grandfather is their son WILLIAM JASPER THOMAS who married CHARITY LOUISA SELF, daughter of ROBERT SELF AND MARTHA JANE COOK and moved to HALL CO. GA.in the late 1800. I appreciate any information on any of the descendents of these families.

Debbie Woolf. Can anyone tell me who the James TOMPSON age 25 and Sarah age 17 were in 1860 Union Co. GA census? I have been trying to locate James Thompson age 12 on the census. He md. a Sarah M. SHELTON in 1871. It would be 'far fetched' to think that this couple could be them, they were age 12 and 6 in 1860, but I have reasons to believe she was not living with her parents in 1860 and I know for a fact he was not. His father may have been dead, and his mother was living as HH in Fannin Co. GA. Is there anyone who can help identify this couple? Thank you in advance.
Sherron Eustice. I am the great great granddaughter of Lucinda RICKETTS from Union County Georgia. She married my gggrandfather 1n 1860 in Union County. Lucinda's father and mother were William and Elizabeth Ricketts. From my understanding he fought in the Civil War. If you have any information on any of these people I sure would appreciate if you could let me know. I am also trying to find any photos also. Lucinda married John P (Jackie) EUSTICE and then moved and settled in the Soddy Daisy area of Tenn. Hamilton County. Thank you for your help.




Benjamin Parks, Sr. born March 25, 1746 left this Birth Record of family. The pages are titled "Family Register". The Bible belongs to Lois Humiston of Mancos, Colorado. Her niece, Charlotte Baxstrom, also of Mancos, CO, indicated that the Bible was passed down from Benjamin to Flemmon, to Joseph E. Parks, to Emma (daughter of Joseph E.), and finally to Lois (daughter of Emma). She indicated that it was very old and there were pages missing. She could find no date. However, from a fly leaf of the New Testament section of the Bible, there was enough information that with the help of the American Bible Society in New York, they indicated it was printed and published by Henry C. Sleight: New York in 1828. That was 11 years before Benjamin died.

James Parks was born March 15, 1775 Mary Parks was born April 21, 1777 Linsfield Parks was born September 10,1780 John Parks was born April 4, 1782 Anna Parks was born May 15, 1784 Susan Parks was born May 18, 1786 Flemmon Parks was born October 24, 1788 Patsey Parks was born May 2, 1793 Mira Parks was born July 6, 1795 There is a torn corner here with only thing visible of the entry is "nuary" Benjamin Parks was born October 27, 1802 Rachel Parks was born November 12, 1807 Joseph Anderson was born April 23,1811 Ensley B. Anderson was born January 12, 1813 Eliza A. Anderson was born April 2, 1815 John the son of Benjamin Parks was born February 9, 1826 Marion Parks was born October 28, 1827 Aziel Clifton was born August 16, 1830 Sally Parks was born December 19, 1805 Nancy Martin was born February 5, 1826 Washington was born 7 April 1829 Eliza Parks daughter of Flemmon was born September 26, 1816 Mary was born September 30, 1818 John was born June 22 1820 Benjamin was born 10 February 1822 the top right corner is torn with only a partial entry of" was____11th, 18" William was born July 26, 1825 Flemon was born September 25, 1827 (There is a change in the size of writing but appears to be the same) Joseph Ensley Parks was born January 18, 1830 Charles was born November 7, 1833 Betsey Jane was born October 20, 1835 Francis Arminda Parks was born March 4, 1835 Anna Jane McCollum was born December 28 1834 Polly McCollum was born December 28. 1836 Daniel McCollum was born April 28 1840 James McCollum was born January 8, 1841 Eliza Carolin McCollum was born April 19, 1843 Charles Parks was born November 7, 1832 Betty Jane was born Oct. 20, 1834 Patsey Anderson was born June 5 1836.

Martha. I would like to know where the following entry can be found on the Web: THOMPSON, Earl Elgin; 81; Union Co GA; Asheville C-T (NC); 2000-5-31; wrabb And can you tell me what the last part refers to...."Asheville C-T (NC); 2000-5-31; wrabb"?

Alice Corn Miles. I am looking for information on the daughters of Mary Elizabeth CONLEY CORN and Jasper Newton Corn. Jasper died during the Civil War and Mary Elizabeth had the two girls in the 1880 census. Mary died probably in 1899. I have her pension papers. I am looking for information on her two daughters:
Sarah J. Corn, b. abt 1860 
Emily A. Corn, b. abt 1862.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Joel C. Ledford. I am attempting to get a link on my gggrandfather, Phillip SAMPSON. The best I can currently do is to link him back to Union or Fannin Counties, Georgia.  I wish to get a link to someone who has good information on the Sampsons in that area. Your help would be appreciated.

Greg Land. It appears thru some research on my part that the LAND Family migrated from their original settlement area of Virginia in the mid to late 1600's to Haywood County North Carolina and then directly across the NC/Tenn. border to Blount County Tenn. From that point many of the Land Family members came into Union County Georgia and then into Gilmer County and finally settled in today's present Cherokee County Georgia.  Do you have any information regarding any Land people in the Union County area from approx. 1700 to 1858? Any information will be greatly appreciated...

Shirley Davenport Wright.  I need info on Thomas C. DAVENPORT who might have migrated to Union County from Wayne County, KY. He was born in KY in 1823. He may have come with Claiborne or Osborn Davenport in the early 1800's. Hope you can help.

[email protected].  John Williamson Duckworth - B. 1821 at Buncombe Co., NC,  D.  2/1891, Union Co., GA......Wife:  Mary Williamson, B. 1803, Buncombe Co., NC, D. Union Co.,  GA 1885 - M. 1820, Buncombe Co., NC - Need proof he was the son of Charles Williamson, 1754, VA Rev. Soldier.  We need proof that David Duckworth was married to Mary Williamson in Buncombe Co., NC -  Mary was the daughter of Charles Williamson. Also, proof that John Williamson Duckworth is the son of David Duckwoth.  Your help is most appreciated.

Ruby Beck.  I hope you can tell me who the father of Joseph Lafayette BECK was.  He was born Aug 10 1820 inRowan Co NC. On 1850 Census of Union Co Ga along with his Mother Sarah born 1792 in Cherokee NC.  He had bros John, Tilman and Henry A.  He was on 1860 census of Towns Co also 1870 and 1880.  He married Sarah ? in Towns Co.  I am descended from his son Hiter Beck that married Maggie CLARK.  Thank you for any help .

Jim Young.  I am trying to locate the graves of David Young born 1807 and died in Union County Georgia in 1896 he was married to Rachel Lingerfelt and Jane Anderson it is belived they are buried in Union County near Blairsville.

Gene Turman.  Seeking information on Nancy Turman, born 1792 in Va. was in 1860 census in Union Co. Ga with brother in law family (Archibald McCoy ) maiden name unknown her sons -Gideon born 1822 Manuel born 1828( my G greatfather )desire place & date of death also name, place
& date of death of husband, not sure of his first name.

Jon Townsend. I am seeking information on the decendants of my great Uncle Ben TOWNSEND (TOWNSON) he and his wife Dora lived on the North Carolina, Georgia Border near Hayesville, NC. Part of his property was in NC and part in Georgia. He had two sons, John H. and Jack and a daughter Edith. John was in the second World War. Ben and Dora are buried at the Union Hill Church Cemetery in Clay County. NC. I would like to find someone who can place me in touch with any living member of the family.

September 16, 2007
I am searching for a copy of the above-referenced book.  I know it was
privately published as several "distant cousins" have a copy of it.  DO YOU
HAVE ANY IDEA HOW I CAN OBTAIN A COPY? I have attempted to contact the author, Delton Blalock by phone with no success.  I am a Blalock family member. Thanks.

September 16, 2007
Ginny Garrett.  I
am searching for any info on a Major or Richard Garrett. He is on the 1850 or 60 census. Are they one and the same person? I can't find either one after 1860. Could you help me out?

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.

Ginny 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.

Cat Vick.  I was trying to find out about Robert Self abt 1610 and if anyone knew who might have been the father of my mother and her sisters. My grandmother's name is Mary "Emaline" Souther. Her daughters are Donnie, Bonnie and my mother named Dezma Souther. My mother never knew who her dad was. And I never heard anyone say who he was. I need help.

Becky Akin.  I'm looking for anything about the BRACKETTS  AKINS  HUNT ANDERSON line. My ggrandfather was Joseph Lane Akins married Nancy Cansada Brackett. His parents were James and Martha (Anderson) Akins. Her parents were David and Elizabeth (Hunt) Brackett. James was killed the Civil War and is buried in Richmond but I have no information about the others. My ggrandparents had 11 children, the first 4 were borned in Georgia and the rest were borned in Texas.  They settled in Fannin Co. Texas, Joe & Nancy plus is son my grandfather Jim and his wife Callie two children and her parents are all buried in the Leonard cemetery, Leonard TX. If you have any infor about any of the families please send it to me I will appreciate greatly.

Bob ChappelCan anyone help me? I am trying to find out if my ancestors are Cherokee Indian. I am trying to follow up on my great grand mother Florence Ellen Dockery who was born in Union County, GA in 1874.   I started off  by contacting Mariia Keasler in Cherokee County, NC where my grandfather was born and she provided the following information: Marilia  did find the birth certificate on my grandfather, Mose Chappel in Cherokee County NC. He was born in Cherokee County on April 13, 1909. My great grandfather was William Henry Chappel, born in Yatkin (which I believe is actually Yadkin), NC in 1879. My great grandmother was Florence Ellen Dockery, born in Union County, GA in 1874. There are no other records there; however, with this information I should be able to trace my family through Yatkin (Yadkin), NC and Union County, GA. Union Countywhich is located in Blairsville, Georgia.  We looked for a marriage certificate for William and Florence, but were unsuccessful due to not knowing the date of marriage. They may have also been married in another county or state.  I talked to the woman at the Yadkin County, North Carolina Register of Deeds ( 336) 679-4225 on 7/11/08. She told me that they only started keeping birth records in 1913.  She looked in the birth and the marriage index records they have and found the following in the marriage records:  William Chappel & Elizabeth Gross were married in Yadkin County on November 2, 1854.  They could be William Henry Chappel ( my great grandfather) s parents. The timing would be correct.

Doris.  In 1837, what information did anyone have to give to get married if they were seventeen years of age?
(Note:  Please cc Webmaster on this one.  I'd like to know, too)

Gene Turman.   Searching for information Clia (Celia) TURMAN McCOY born NC 1812 listed in Union Co. census 1860 in Archibald McCoy houshold (her husbsnd). Her Mother Nancy Turman ( born VA 1792 ) also in McCoy household. Information on Nancy's maiden name, date & place of death sought. Any information on William Turman, believed to be from NC (Nancy's husband)--seeking William's date & place of birth, date & place of death & burial. William was my gggrandfather.

Doris.  Do you have any information on John MARTIN of Union Co Ga?  In 1837 he signed marriage license for Thomas CROW.   There were several John Martins in the area.  Some were in Murray Co Ga also.

Sondra Farmer.  BERRY and YOANCE (or YOUNCE, or YONCE)  I wonder if you can help me find the two people mentioned here?  They were born c. 1937 and 1935, respectively, and attended school in Blairsville, GA, or at least, that is where they lived on or about 1957-58.  If you could provide the names of grade and high schools in existence from 1944 -1958, and   place where I might have access to the school year books for that time, it would really be appreciated.  It is thought that Flora finished the 11th grade, and Roy quit school in the 9th grade.  Any help in find them or parents/siblings, would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your help.

Gene Turman. Seeking information on Celia Turman McCOY born 1812 in NC- Listed in 1860 census in Union Co GA in Archibald McCoy household with her Mother Nancy Turman ( born 1792 VA ) My ggrandfather Emanuel Turman (born 1828  in Tenn. died 6-5-1871 Tx ) was son of William & Nancy Turman. Emanuel came to Texas 1850 ies with nephews Neil  & William McCoy and William Turman III. Seeking date & place of death of Nancy & Celia also maiden name of Nancy. William Sr place & date of death not verified we think he died about 1829. Thanks for any information.

Janette Beard Maddux. Can you please help me find information on my James A. Beard/Bierd/Baird family in Union Co., GA?  I would greatly appreciate your help.  I'm looking for a Will, Probate, Estate Records, Deeds - anything I can find on this family. 
James A. Beard b. about 1780 in SC
Susan (Barton) Beard (wife)
Lewis Barton Beard b. 1824 in SC m. Martha Gurley lived in Union Co. and Cherokee Co. d. Civil War 
James A. Beard, Jr. b. abt 1815 in SC later, Baptist Minister in 1850 in Gilmer Co., GA
William E. Beard b. abt 1812 in SC m. Easter/Esther V. ? lived in Union Co.; then Lumpkin Co., GA
Isaac Beard b. abt 1800-05 in SC m. Frances Cox lived in Hall Co; then Union Co.;, then Lumpkin Co., GA
Margaret Beard b. abt 1804 in SC m. Lewis Gaddis lived in Union Co. and Lumpkin Co., GA
Possibly other children

Larry Foster.  I would like to correspond with any descendants of Isaac or William P. FOSTER who came to Towns County from North Carolina and then moved into Union County.

Doris. Do you know of any way or anywhere I can find record of people that came to Union County with Drury Logan and where he came from?  He was not in 1834 census but was in the 1840.  I am still trying to find which Logan family my Elizabeth Logan is from.  She married Thomas Crow in Union Co in 1837.  Thank you.

Cousin Carole.  "Trying to locate parents and siblings of Rosa Arminda Hix Self and Robert Ezekiel Self, Union County, Georgia. Also birth and death dates for both."

John DuckworthWho was the Father of William Cook born 1785; married Susannah Hill in Rutherford County NC; in Raburn -Habersham County GA by 1820; in Union County GA before 1849; and died 1875 in Union County GA.?

Lee MuseI am trying to locate where in Union County land lots 48 and 49, District 10, Section 1 are located. So far I have been unable to locate a map that shows were this property is. I think the Duncan Cemetery is on this land but I am not sure.  Can you help?  My ancestors are DUNCANs and GILLESPIEs and my wife is from the BOWLING and PENLANDs.

John Goins.  I am researching my 2nd great grandfather. From what research I have done, he seems to have moved from Pulaski County, KY, down to Georgia, during the gold rush. I do not know whether he moved by himself, or with his family (so far I cannot locate parents names). I do know he joined the GA volunteers during the Mexican war (1846-1848), and his place of enlistment is listed as Union County. On his pension application, he stated that before the war, he was 'digging for gould' (his spelling exactly).  Therefore I suspect that he may have been located in Union County and that is why he joined the war from that county. Anyway, its a good place to start my search.  Sorry for all the details, but to the point, I wanted to ask you if you knew of, or could recommend, any known sources of information for the years around the Georgia Gold Rush. I know there were land lotteries, so I am looking to see if I can find the family name listed with any of those (but I doubt he had any land there, since he settled in TN after the war). I was wondering if there may have bee any special census that took place, that attempted to gather info on those that had come to the area to search for gold. At this point, I am just trying to get started and thought since you were familiar with the county, you may have some good suggestions. My ancestors name was Gideon Myers. Thanks for any recommendations!

Douglas Smith.  William MILLER was born in Georgia on May 23, 1824. It has been very difficult to fiqure out who his parents were. There was a Zealot Miller living in Lumpkin Co., Ga., in 1834 whose occupation was a miner. He was old enough to be William's father, perhaps he was. They were both living in the Frogtown district in 1850. I have not been able to connect them together yet.  William married Catherine Amy WATTS (dau. of Garrett Watts?) on June 10, 1845 in Lumpkin Co. She was born in 1828 in N.C. They had 16 children. Catherine died on July 7, 1888. William next married Mary "Dad" SELF. She was born in 1865. They had 4 children: (1) Peter, he married Nellie Jarrard, (2) Paul (3) William, he married Ruth Dover (4) Tom.  It has puzzled many of the descendants why Williams�s second wife went by the name of Mary "Dad". If anyone has any information or additions or corrections, please feel free to contact me.

William was a captain in the Civil War. He was in the 1116th Georgia Militia District. He died on Feb. 17, 1907 and is buried beside Catherine in the Pisgah cemetery, 15 miles North of Dahlonega, Ga.  The children of William and Catherine A. (Watts) Miller were (1) Martha Ann b. 1847, married Newton CROW 3/16/1869. (2) Joseph Monroe b. 3/1849, married Sarah HUDSON on 6/14/1874, and died 9/14/1919. (3) Newton V. b. 8/3/1850, married Sarah A. ASH on 10/2/1870. He died 9/17/1918. (4) Mary Elizabeth b. 1852, married Spencer PRUITT on 2/9/1879, and died 5/14/1914. (5) Sarah A. b. 1853, married John T. TURNER on 9/6/1894 and died in 1927. (6) George W. b. 1855, married Susan PRUITT on 2/20/1876. (7) James. b. 1858 died young. (8) Rebecca 1859 died young. (9) Ellen b. 1860. (10) William Thomas b. 1862, married Nancy A. SELF on 5/18/1885. (11) Stephen b. 8/14/1863, married Caty MARTIN on 8/10/1879, then Emiline SELF on 1/31/1886. He died on 5/21/1938. He was a Baptist Preacher. (12) Lucinda C. b. 1866 (13) Cicin? b. 1868 (14) Axie Elvira Eldorado Melissa b. 11/14/1870, married Joseph PRUITT, then Henry McFarland. She died on 2/26/1954. (15) Tina b. 1874 married Floyd BROOKSHER on 9/24/1895 and died in 1953. (16) Susie b. 1876 She was killed by a train/streetcar in Atlanta around the turn of the century.

Mary Emiline Self b. Feb. 22, 1868 d. Feb. 9, 1893. Age at death: 24
Spouse: Stephen B. Miller
Buried: In a cemetery on the border of NC and GA.

Sydney Rhodes.  Looking for the parents and grandparents of James H RHODES B Aug 9,1859 D 04/06/1915, his wife Mary Emma CHAPMAN B June 30 1863 D 11/06/1930
I have the info for Mary Emma Chapman her side was also from Union.
They had 6 children
Annie V Rhodes B-1885 D 1967
Herbert Boone Rhodes B-1888 D 12/09/1962
William H Rhodes B 09/15/1890 D 06/12/1943
Lilla E Rhodes B 1895 D 03/14/1958
James E Rhodes B 12/20/1898 D 05/13/1932
George N Rhodes B- 1900 D 09/05/1930
George N Rhodes was my grandfather, I have had no luck with the research past his parents.

Ed Eller.  I am looking for any info on Nancy ALLEN who married Jacob ELLER in Rabun or Union County abt 1830.

Robert McKenzie.   I got some information once & figured it to be erroneous, about my great great grandfather (Robert TRAMMELL) Robert was born in SC on 12/29/1788. He married a girl named Mary, in Union County Ga. Mary was born in 1808..I think they were married in 1828 or 1833 but not sure.. She was so much younger, I simply though it to be the wrong Robert..Their children were Loretta (b 1835, in union county), Jacob Lafayette (b1841, d 1923- My great grand father). Andrew (b 1843) , Malcamby (b 1845) & Nancy (b 1847). All show Union County. Can you tell me who I might call to get the marriage record ? & possibly birth records of the children (if they were born there)..?? Whoever I talked to, I sent her a picture of Jacob L Trammell's sons. But, I discounted what she told me (by phone) about the marriage, because it sounded like she had the wrong Robert, at the time. It turns out, he married Mary, who was 20 years his junior.. I have Robert's descendant (5 generations) & his tree back to the 1700s (& beyond), if you want them.. I just want to find his marriage records (mostly).

Wayne Drinnen.  I suspect that William M. STILES  is my Great-great-grandfather who is buried in Pollard Cemetery in Sevier County, Tennessee. If so, he lived in the Kodak area of Sevier County until his death in June 9, 1907. I have his date of birth as January 1838 in Arkequah, Union County, Georgia.  I have been looking for information on his wife also from Union County, Lucinda Jane COOK. She completely eludes me. They were married on May 8, 1859 in Union County.

Kathy Nuernberg.  Seeking information for:

SARAH L HOUSTON, born in Blairsville, Union County, Georgia in May, 1850. Daughter of JOHN G & MARTHA ELVIRA (nee Meadows) HOUSTON. Married JOHN LEONIDAS CABE on July 15, 1866 in Polk, TN.

Brenda Danielson.  Can you help me find where my ancestor lived in Union County, Georgia?  I found him in the Georgia Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893.  His name was James L. BAILEY.  The list doesn't give me much info to go on, but I hope you have access to more records.  He is in Union County in all the Census data for many years.

Nancy Dickens. My husband is a descendant of Absalom, Thomas Francis, and Thomas Lafayette.  I know that he has Native American blood in his ancestry and that it came through the Hooper line.  I think Thomas Francis was married to Cintha Alvinia Rogers and that she was probably Native American.  However, his family says that Thomas Lafayette Hooper (“Fate”) was full-blooded Native American, which means that Thomas Francis was maybe a Native American adopted by Absalom, Jr.?  Have you ever heard any “rumors” about this? 

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