Clay Co., NC USGenWeb Genealogy - Queries (2)
Teresa Bell I am looking for
any information on William and Maranda COFFEY. They were married in
Co., NC, and I believe that's where William was born, about 1839. He
his wife moved to Clay County, NC, and it's said they only had one son,
Robert W. Coffey, born in 1861. Robert married Mary M. Bell, daughter
James M. Bell and Elizabeth Russell. Robert died in 1940, and Mary died
in 1906 of tuberculosis. They are buried at the Pine Log Methodist
outside of Brasstown, Clay County, NC. Maranda is buried there also.
tombstone reads "1835-1885 (wife of William)." The family story
is that William may have served aboard ship in the Civil War and was
when his ship sank off the coast of the Carolinas--looking for
and additions to this tale.
for information on Jesse BERRONG who married Jane McClure on 4 Aug 1874
in Shooting Creek, Clay County, NC. The marriage register lists his
name as William. I am looking to link this line with the Berrong line
Towns County, GA.
Doug White I am trying to
information on the parents of James B. BRYAN who lived in Clay County,
NC in 1857. James B. Bryan, a Col. in the 4th GA Confederate Regiment
the Civil War, was born 1832 and d. 1899 in Stephenville, TX. His
name was Jane (Sarah) Laxton. My grandfather, James Calloway
was born in Clay County, NC on 26 Nov 1857 and died 19 Aug 1933 in
TX. His brother, Thomas Franklin Bryan was born 10 Aug 1861 in Clay
NC and died 1931 in Waco, TX.
Does anyone have information on the William Asbury HICKS family of Clay
County, NC? They moved from TN to Clay County. The earliest date
Janet Horn My ggg
was Rachel MOORE, daughter of John Parker & Charlotte) Millie
Redmon Moore. My gg grandmother was Caroline Moore. Rachel married
Kerby; Caroline married her first cousin, William Kerby. Rachel also
a brother named Abner Moore.
I am searching for Columbus PATTERSON who lived in the Hayesville
I am researching the STIL(L)WELL families of Clay County, NC. I would
correspondence with anyone else interested in this surname.
Looking for parents of John ADAMS. He married Margaret Moody before
Their son, William Wyley Adams, was born 16 Sep 1876 in Clay County.
looking for parents of Margaret MOODY and other sons and daughters of
I am looking for information on Benjamin FLEMING. He married Lucinda
before 1879. Ther children: William, Waneta, Robert, Ransom, and Lillie
Ocilia Fleming. Lillie married William Wyley Adams. Also want
on Lucinda and children. Lucinda was supposed to be Cherokee Indian.
Looking for information on my Great Grandfather Everette SWANSON who
in Hayesville, Clay County. Everett had a daughter, Magnolia Swanson
Grandmother) who married George HICKS.
John S., son of L. H. & Harriet Ditmore, born August 1854,
Margaret E. BELL, born circa December 1859, daughter of James M. Bell
Elizabeth Russell. They had at least 5 children: Ollie C. Ditmore 1878;
Esta M. Ditmore 1882; Lean B. Ditmore 1889; ?S. Ditmore 1894; Fred L.
July 11, 1897 (May have died about 1870 in Texas). It is believed that
John and wife Margaret may have moved with some of Margaret Bell's
to Texas and Oklahoma.
RE: HENSON & ZILPHA GLASS QUEEN: would like to know the parents
of each of the Queens. They are in 1850 & 1860 census of Clay
1860, they are shown as parents of David 21, Martha 19, John 17,
14, Charity 12 (my great-grandmother), Franklin age 5. They also had a
daughter Lucinda who would have been 15 and after this date was living
in Murphy with a child but no husband. In 1850 census,they are also
to have daughter Isabella age 18,son Julius age 14.
HOWARD:Am looking for the descendants of John & Annie Howard
in Clay Cnty in 1871.John was the son of John D and Anna Howard,Annie
the daughter of William & Caroline (Moore)Kerby.
looking for information about my grandparents, Charles Thomas DOYLE and
Beatrice Viola DOYLE. They had lived in Methuen, MA. They were married
on July 7, 1917. Grandfather was born in Glenville, NY on June 22,
He was born with the last name DAVIS and was adopted by the Doyle
My grandparents moved to Hayesville, NC. I don't know when Grandfather
passed away; Grandmother passed away on Jan. 25, 1984.
Lori This request
is being submitted in the hope that information is available regarding
my maternal great-grandparents and their ancestors. I believe that they
were married in Clay County, North Carolina (Haysville) during the
or early spring of 1918. My maternal great grandmother was Irene
SMITH. She taught school in a one room school house for about one year,
prior to marrying my maternal great grandfather, Garnett Lewis Smith.
and Garnett ( he always went by Lew or Lewie) had a daughter in May of
1919. Her name was Dorothy Alice Smith. Irene, Garnett and baby Dorothy
moved away from Haysville to Prescott, Oregon when Dorothy was around
year old. As a child, I was told that there were relatives in
and my grandmother (Dorothy) occasionally spoke of an "Aunt Rufina".
I have no other information regarding these people, as this chapter of
my ancestor's lives was not open to discussion. Sadly, my grandmother
away two years ago, and there are no living relatives to provide any
information. Oh, I was also told that another family name (married to
was SCROGGS. I have no information about Garnett Lewis Smith's family,
other than he was adopted by the Smith family after an illness
killed his biological parents and most of his siblings. Very tragic.
I suppose that this is a tall order, but any information from you nice
folks would be greatly appreciated, and more than I have at this time.
Any "mystery relatives" out there who would enjoy chatting with
a possible distant ( very distant) cousin in Portland, Oregon?
B.J. Trying to
find the relatives of JAMES HARLEY RIDDLE born on January 31, 1918 and
his sister's name was BURDELL WYATT. Her family lived in the area of
NC. looking for the parent of JAMES & BURDELL RIDDLE. pls feel free
to e mail if you have any information.
Ruth M. Ott
I am the gggranddaughter of Enos SCROGGS through his son Hannibal who
Leona HENSLEY. Their oldest child, Hester, was my grandmother and her
child Carmen was my mother. Hester had eight brothers and sisters, most
of whom I met as a child. Hester was born in 1880 at Hayesville and my
mother was born there in 1903. Hester married Stephen KING in
and lived out her life there. She had three KING children. Carmen
S. M. MITCHELL and had five, of which I am the youngest.
Kristy Smith I
am looking for descendents of Andrew McCLURE and Margaret ROGERS
Jul 1886).Their children were--Amanda m.Thomas Ledford, Andrew
m. Lilly Brookshire, Caroline m.Sam Spivey, Emaline (b.1848) m.William
Decatur Patterson (b.1844,Cherokee Co.NC-d.1921 Clay Co.NC) their
were (Maiden, Luther, Gus, Angeline, Claude, Rose, Mead, Pearlie, Abb,
and Ollie Patterson (1872-1929) all born in Clay co.), Hugh, James D.
Caroline Ledford, Joseph m.Lucy Curtis, Margaret m.Newton Penland,
M., m. Jim Queen, Melissa M. m. Joseph M.Patterson in 1878 Clay
children (Furman, Fred, George, Sherrod and Elbert) all born in Clay
Sarah m. Brock Burrell and Sullivan m. Addie Anderson. I have no
information on these people.Would love to be able to add more to this
Ola Cates Looking
in CLAY Co for ancestors of: Thomas Jeptha MANESS born 1817 in NC? died
in Decaturville, TN date unknown - Married Elizabeth ???? Children:
1843 Christiana 1845 Sarah M. 1847 John 1849 Elizabeth 1852 Nathan 1855
Lucy 1863 Charles 1866 Gabriel Scott 1867 (my gr gf) Thomas J. 1872.
Was told Alexander J. (Jack) GREEN lived in Clay Co. His wife was Sarah
PARTIN, dau. of Harriet Kilpatrick and John S. Partin. Was told someone
in the family was a minister. Would love to contact any descendants or
gather any info.
I am trying to find information regarding my great grandmother - Belle
Zimmerman GILREATH who came from Clay County, North Carolina . Belle's
father was Harve ZIMMERMAN and her mother's maiden name was LOVE, also
from Clay County.
beginning my search. I am researching the COOK,WOOD,LEDFORD, AND COKER
families of Clay Co, NC. Specifically: Thomas Ely COOK b. 1890, s/o
Winfield COOK and Margaret Eliz. LEDFORD. Also searching for
on Thomas Ely COOK'S wife, Bessie Mary WOOD b. 1897 in Clay Co, NC d/o
Unknown WOOD and Mary C. COKER. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any information.
information on John TURNER and Hariett WEATHEROE Turner and their
They had a son Byars Augustus Turner born 24 Aug 1858 in Clay County,
Carolina. To the best of my knowledge their other childrens names were
John, Nola, Laura, Bynum and Ella. Any help with any of these surnames
would be greatly appreciated.
NICHOLSON & MOORE Looking for info. on JOHN ANDY NICHOLSON Married
DORA MOORE around 1886. I believe in Clay County. was told John or his
son Hubert came from Snowbird mountain.
Reed Looking for descendants of John LOGAN and wife Bessie
Bessie born 1887. Was told they lived in Brasstown, Clay Co. And heard
she had a daughter Elaine.
Tom Hicks I
am trying to find information on my great-grandfather James Swanson. of
Clay County or any of his descendants. Any information would be
Seeking information on any DEARING. I have information on a MORTIMER
who lived and died in Liberty, Clay Co. Missouri in Dec 1898. Would
to connect him to a family line.
Moulder In searching for my KEENER family I found the following in
the CHEROKEE INDIAN CENSUS 1835, >CLAY COUNTY: EDWARD KEENER, JIM
KENAH, and "KEENER". I assume these are >"head of household"
listings. Is it a complete listing of the members of those families and
does anyone have that >info.or was this just a "head of household"
M. Benson I
am looking for information on Bedford CHANCE born in 1835 in Caswell
NC and married Mariah HALL. They moved to Clay County and one of their
children, James married Margaret Zimmerman in 1876 in Clay County.
was a brother of my gggrandfather David Chance. I have some info. on
family in Caswell Co. and would be happy to share info.
Inquiry regards Adeline 'Lillie' Minerva MULL b. 11/8/1875 Shooting
Clay Co, NC. She married Henry Lecil BURGESS b. 3/11/1872.
I am looking for Sanders PRESLEY, d. 1840, a Methodist circuit rider
his son, Mellimious Brown PRESLEY, b. Oct. 25, 1828 in Clay County,
also a Methodist circuit rider. They are listed in federal land
Sanders apparently died before moving to Middle TN.
Richard L, b 23 July 1829, d 30 Aug 1903 m. Martha Ann Geesling Jan 31,
1850 12 children: Marion Linton, Elisabeth Duggan, Jessie Joyce,
Louis, Martha Ann, Georgia Ann Augusta, Beauliar Tyrloliar, Joseph Lee,
Henry Lawrence, Thomas Lonzo, Oscar Lafayette, Fanny Olive. Richard and
Martha Ann appear in the Warren County, GA Census for 1850 and 1860. I
know he moved to Boston GA after the civil war, but I have no
on his place of birth or siblings or parents. He worked for Georgia
Railway during the late 19th century. Maybe he came from this county?
Researching ancestors that were born and lived in
Clay Co., North Carolina. Came across Clay County Cemetery Records and
was so excited to find some of my ancestors. Need information on my
Grandfather and his descendants. My greatgreatgrandfather was
W.P.) WORLEY, he married Vina(maybe Vina Adaline), their children that
I have are Marion Luther WORLEY b. March 21, 1867, Jaice(maybe J.B. or
Jace), Edd, Barnet(maybe Barnett M.), Nancy and Adiline. Family story
Vina full blood Cherokee. Pink Dutch, Irish and English. I have Marion
Luther WORLEY married to Carrie LEAPORD, on February 24, 1886. Their
Jesse Homer b. Nov. 9, 1886, Martha Jane b. Nov. 29, 1887, Alice
b. Jan. 27, 1888, Flora May b. May 13, 1890, James Everett b. July 6,
Glen b. Feb. 9, 1898 and Lucy Ann b/ Nov. 17, 1905. Martha Jane married
Samuel Ledford in Shooting Creek, North Carolina and they lived there
of their lives according to Allie Worley(DeBacker), my grandmother.
to connect with my long lost relations there.
Seek any info on Johannes SCHEMEL died 1813 and his wife Anna
SCHEMEL died 1803. Both died at Bethabara.
Walter H. Williams
Trying to find information on my great grandfather Andrew Carson
b.1828, moved to McMinn Co, Tn.after 1853 also wife 1) Susannah DUESSE
d. in. N.C. wife 2) (my great grandmother) Sarah HUCKEBY b. 4-13-1837
N.C. and d. in TN.1-9-1919. Said to be from N.C. Any information would
be appreciated, will share any information I have. I thank you.
We believe that our Grandmother Ann Elizabeth BRAWNER who was Born May
27, 1875 and Pairsitty Brawner born Dec.26,1873 and were born in Clay
at Clear Creek.. near Haysville, North Carolina.(also known as Brawner
Gap).We would like to have any information available about them. I have
some information that I would share if anyone else is looking for these
people. Their Father was James. A Brawner born on Sept. 25, 1854 and
to Louisia HARRISON on Nar26, 1873. Louisa was born Feb.14, 1844. If
have any information I would appreciate it and will share what I have..
Penny Hayes Am
looking for information on Jesse KERBY with wife RACHAEL. These two
show up in 1880 Texas, born NC.
Bill Brandon I'm
looking for the parents/ancestors of Susanna Jones b. Apr. 17, 1791 ,
John Moore in Buncombe Co. May 27, 1817 died in Clay Co. 1888 I also
the any info on Jackson Jones who had a daughter Sarah, who married
Rogers, in Buncombe or Clay Co. N.C.
Joanie Powell I
am searching for C. T. WALDROUP married N. F. TURNER in Clay County, NC
on April 11, 1880. I am searching for C. T. Waldroup parents. I think
was also know as Charles Waldroup or Tibbeth Waldroup. I think this is
the C. T. but I'm not sure. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated
as I have hit a brick wall. Thanks so much.
Debbie Roth I
trying to find the parents of my GGG Grandfather Edward SMITH. He was
in Clay Co. NC around 1818-1820. I judged this birth timeframe from the
fact that he married at "full age" in 1839 after they had traveled
to Platte Co. MO and arrived there in 1837. I do not have any record of
siblings... but there could have been. He was talked about as being of
high intellect. So he must have come from a family with money to school
him well. Does anyone have access to a census record for maybe 1820 to
place him in a household? I sure would appreciate your assistance.
In 1895, Brasstown, Clay Co. Joel J. Vickers age 26 married Jessie
age 20. Searching for information on VICKERS family.
Virgil Freeman I
am doing research on my GGrandparents Jason Lucius (Bud) MCCLURE, born
Feb. 16, 1869 and Orra Tennessee ALEXANDER, born Oct. 10, 1869. They
in Hayesville, Clay County, NC. I know that Orra's parents were James
born Aug. 17, 1825, and Mary Alexander, born February 4, 1829. They are
buried in Hayesville. I would like to have more info., if anyone knows
more. Thank you.
Kerry R. Davis
I am looking for information to help me with our family tree "Davis."
My grandfather Fred Davis was born in Carter Cove of the Sweetwater
and recently deceased in Hayesville. I am trying to trace back to his
Fred's father was Husker Oscar Asbury Davis and mother was Lillie
Sanderson Davis. I certainly appreciate any information someone might
TAYLOR born about 1838 in NC; married Harriet FRENCH on Oct. 2, 1860 in
Sawhill, S.C. They had had six girls and I believe one son. Four of the
Taylor girls married Welch brothers, most living in Charleston, S.C. in
the late 1800s. I was told that the Taylors and the Welches were good
and moved from NC to SC in the mid 1800's. Do you have any information
on this family? Also, does anyone have a copy of the 1850 NC Census
If so, would you see if Nathaniel Taylor age 12 is listed. I need the
Lois Louden I
am trying to find a link to my grandmother. I believe she was from
NC, because that is where my mother was born. Her name was Ollie Bell
born Jan 13, 1907. Many help would be great help since I know nothing
her, only her name and D/O/B.
Marilyn Allen I
am researching MOORE-John C. Robert-Wilbur-Clinton-sons born early
to Robert W./Gertrude BRYSON. John C. was born in Topton. Other
CHAPMAN and COVINGTON, all from So.West N.C. around Hayesville, Murphy
Trying to find information on the family of Elizabeth LEDFORD and
F. PASSMORE. Elizabeth was the daughter of George Towery Ledford and
CURTIS. Although I am quite certain the family lived in Clay Co, NC, I
cannot locate them in the 1880 census. Also, I cannot find
for the death of Elizabeth. Thanks for any help. Rich Nallenweg
1. Elizabeth Ledford, born Nov 1812 in Buncombe, NC; died 20 Aug
in Sweetwater, Clay, NC. She married on 12 Apr 1832 in Macon, NC,
F. Passmore, born abt. 1816 in Ashe, NC; died 14 Aug 1873 in
Notes for Elizabeth LEDFORD !BIRTH: 1900 census
!CENSUS: 1840 US Census index, Carroll Co, GA, page 087, 874th dist,
William F. Passmore. Need copy of actual census. 1850 US Census, Macon
Co, NC, family #726/741, William is a miner 1860 US Census, Jackson Co,
NC, Webster PO, pg 593, family #256. This is a fairly good match, but
is not listed with the family. Wm is a 54 year old farmer. 1870 US
Clay Co, NC, pg 458, family #129, William is 54 and a farmer 1900 US
Clay Co, NC, Hayesville Twp, ED #12, sheet 5, line 35, family #79/81,
with son, James. The census says widow Elisabeth is the mother of only
1 child. This cannot be correct.
!MARRIAGE: 'NC Marriage Records 1830-1868 Macon Co, NC', by Francis
T. Ingmire, @ Macon Co Historical Society
!RELIGION: 'Macon Co Heritage Book II', pg 550, 'On Saturday 13 Aug
1836, a presbytery consisting of...met and constituted the 5th Baptist
Church in Macon Co, at Sugarfork. ...1836...Elizabeth Passmore joined
!POLL BOOKS: '1835 Poll Books NC, 12th Congressional District', at
Co public library, by Biddix, 'Macon Co Poll Book - 1835 (original
232-254), Election at Franklin, for Congress' lists William F. Passmore
Notes for William F. PASSMORE !DEATH: 'Clay Co Estate Records,
CR.025.508.1-16 (this is in file 12), @ OBCGS, has W.F. Pasmore indexed
Children of Elizabeth LEDFORD and William F. PASSMORE were as
2 i Mary Ann2 Passmore , born abt. 1833 in SC. 3 ii Sarah E.2
, born abt. 1835 in Macon, NC. 4 iii Martha J.2 Passmore ,
born abt. 1838 in Macon, NC. 5 iv Rebecca C.2 Passmore , born
1840 in , Carroll, GA; died May 1850 in Macon, NC. !DEATH: 1850 US
Macon Co, NC, Mortality Schedule, lists death as a drowning. Lists
of birth as GA, therefore, I am ASSUMING that Rebecca is the daughter
William and Elizabeth, because their next child was also born in GA. 6
v William F.2 Passmore , born Mar 1843 in GA. He married abt.
Dorothy A. (---) , born Mar 1843 in NC. !BIRTH: 1900 census gives
place of birth as NC !CENSUS: 1900 US Census, Clay Co, NC, Hayesville
ED #12, sheet 5, line 39, family #80/82. Dorothy has had 5 children,
are living. 7 vi Margaret A.2 Passmore , born abt. 1848 in Macon,
NC. 8 vii Thomas B.2 Passmore , born abt. 1852 in NC. 9 viii
H.2 Passmore , born Sep 1854 in NC. !BIRTH: 1900 census !CENSUS:
1900 US Census, Clay Co, NC, Hayesville Twp, ED #12, sheet 5, line 35,
family #79/81. Mother, Elisabeth, is living with the family. James is a
widowed farmer. He has a son and a daughter.
JoAnn Wyble I'm
seeking information about the family of Royal Jackson HOLDEN born
in Bryson City. His mother's name was Rhody Anne Holden and his father
was (SJ) Samuel Jack Holden. He had brothers and sisters. If that
will help I can send some of their names. Thank you for any help you
I'm doing research on the 39th North Carolina Regiment. I'm interested
in any letters, diaries, and post-war memoirs you may have on members
Co. E of that regiment which mustered in Clay County. Thank you very,
much for your time and efforts.
Petersen McCLURE, Zed Howard who married Jennie Mae COLEMAN (my
Searching for info on first wife, Mary BEECH. They were married for 2
and had one child (1900 – 1910). Any info is appreciated. Mary BEECH’s
name given to us by Robert POWERS of Hayesville. Does anyone know of
BEECH or are you acquainted with Robert POWERS?
I am looking for info on my Clay Co. ancestors. Father's side is
BYERS, going back to David Thad of Civil War era. He came from Hayward
Co. In particular, would like to find out if story that ggggrandfather
married a Cherokee woman. Mother's family name is STAMEY, foing back to
Greenberry. Info unknown prior to him. Both families were married to
Hogseds, Reynolds, Davis, Ledford.
Looking for information on Capt.N.W.MOORE,Captain Co.B 62nd.N.C.Inf.CSA
for a friend of mine.
Searching for family of Roy DUKE of Clay Co.,N.C. born 1894. He is the
son of Wolf DUKE and Martha (Mattie) DOWNS, both born in Ga. I will be
happy to provide any research information that I have. Thank you
Ron Searching for
family information on: Benjamin Harrison HILL b.1865 who married Maggie
SULLIVAN b. 1874 lived in Clay County and there were the following
Maude HILL; Claude HILL; Thomas HILL; Frank HILL; and Charlie HILL.
F. Carter I am
for information on the parents of William Monroe CARTER.William was
June 17 1870 and he died Jan. 8 1953. He had at least two brothers
John and Theodore. John had two sons named Luther and Edward. William's
first wife was Harriet Russell, and his second wife was Virginia
I am looking for any information on the parents or family of William
am looking for info on g.g.grandfather ROBERT H. PARKER, born about
in NC. I am told he was from Hayesville. May have lived in Copper Hill,
TN at some time. He married Rebecca MORGAN. They had two children while
in NC, Johnathan and Alfred B. They moved to Ga and had 8 more
They lived in the Persimmon community in Clayton, GA. I know nothing of
his parents, siblings, etc. Would greatly appreciate any info or help
locate these families: Justice, Garrett, Troutman, Pell. Any
would be of great help, thank you.
additional info on Thomas Richard CLARKand wife Jane Easter WINKLER who
lived in Clay Co. between 1890-1910. May have been married there in
or moved from Georgia. US Census indicates all children born there:
Louisa, Jennie, Thomas Jackson (my grandfather), John H., Eva Ann,
Franklin, Julie L., Emma, Bertha, Elvie, and Lovie. Son George died age
3 in 1895. Any help greatly appreciated.
Kristi Evans I
am looking for information on KEZIAH VANN and MARTIN MANEY, keziah was
born in 1783, possibly in or around Madison county, NC. They were
in April of 1930. KEZIAH VANN was the daughter of CHEIF JOSEPH VANN of
the Cheorkee tribe. Any information greatly appreicated.
for information on John Harvey PATTERSON--born March 1893 --Clay County
N.C. died Sept. 1968--Jackson County, N.C.-- any information on his
and siblings would be great.
I am looking for Thurmon C. MOSS, buried in Pine Creek Cemetery. I have
a lot of information on my 4th great grandparents, Andrew and Sarah
(Woodring) HOOPER and John Posey ("Choga") and Mary
STEWART; my 3rd ggrandparents Milton M. and Rhoda (Hooper) Stewart; my
2nd gg Stewart; and my grandparents Wilbur R. and Sally
my grandparents. I am looking especially for the Moss side of the
I am looking for Elizabeth Betty HOOPER who m. William Henry MOSS in
1700s. Thank you.
Alvin D. Reece
Caswell G. REECE and his wife, Texanna (SHARP) Reece were the parents
my father, Zeb Vance Reece and my Uncle Monte who died in Clay County
1966. I would like to find out when Caswell and Texanna were born,
and when they died. Caswell Reece married a second time to a woman
Pearl who probably died in Clay County. Pearl had a son named Junior.
information will be appreciated.
Belva Pond Need
data on any MARTIN families residing in Clay Co c l900. Martin, Wm
The CALER family-- PACE family . Their claim for Eastern Band Cherokee
was rejected for lack of information.
Jo Ann Giles
STEWART HALL is listed on the 1870 Clay Co.NC census. Searching for
She m. Edwin Hall in Jefferson Co. Iowa in 1846. They were in Cherokee
Co. NC in 1850 & Union Co. GA in 1860. Edwin m. 2nd in Monroe Co.
in 1864. I am her great granddaughter.
I am searching for information on a relationship between Levinia
("Vinnie") London and Alec Wood (a non-indian name possibly held
by a full Cherokee). They had 3 sons together, Harley Lee, Harvey RB,
Thaddeus London who all kept their mother's name. If anyone has any
of these names in their history, I would appreciate a reply. Thank you.
for any info. on Job Self born abt. 1790.married sarah? would be my 2nd
great grand father. would like any info. on him.
am searching for the family of William A. Barron who disappeared from
around 1870. His children ended up in Henderson County, NC in 1900 but
I can find no trace of the family in those 30 years. Would anyone have
access to census indexes for Clay County for those years and be willing
to check if there are any Barrons?
Kay I have
going back to 1586. I need info on Richard MOSS b. 1565--also STEWART,
HOOPER, HOPKINS, OWENS, CRAIK, NORTH, BELT, CHOURTON. Thank you so
Magal I am
to find information about REESE B. GALLOWAY who was born in Clay County
NC on Feb. 13, 1841. He married SALLIE LITTLE who was supposed to be
blood Cherokee Indian. Their children were: Manda born 1886; Anna born
1888; William Clifford born 1890; and James Floyd born 1892. Sallie
Looking for names of parents and siblings of Elvira MURPHY who married
Isaac Thomas BEACH ca 1837. She was b. 1816 in Morganton, Burke Co., NC
and died 1 Jan. 1860 in Clay Co. She is buried beside Isaac in the Old
Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery just inside the Georgia state line.
Thomas Beach b. 1814 in Burke Co. d. 2 Dec. 1892. 2nd wife Susan Ray
married 14 Aug. 1878. Need documentation that proves Isaac Thomas Beach
is the son of Isaac. Isaac Beach b. ca 1787 married Elizabeth Clark
23 April 1811 in Burke Co. I am the great grand daughter of James
Beach, son of Isaac Thomas and Elvira Beach.
My father, Allen Lonas COOK (b. 1916, d. 1979) is buried in Clay County
alongside his paternal grandparents (Rufus W. and Mary Elizabeth Cook).
I'm curious if this William A. Cook is related. Any information you
rovide is appreciated.
L. F. I am
for information concerning my great great great great grandfather, Jack
RABBIT. I have information from an 1835 Cherokee Census that he lived
Shooting Creek in Clay County N. C. I have been told that Jackrabbit
was named for him, but have not been able to find any historical
concerning that. He was married to or living with a woman named Na-ke
Their daughter, my g.g.g.grandmother was Kohene (Gaw-he-na) who was
to a man named YOUNGBIRD. I have also been told that Jack Rabbit and
claimed a distillery on their spoilation claims. Any help will be
I am looking for any information on and descendants of Whipple
SMART who lived in Hayesville, Clay County. He was born on May 12,
He was first married to Mary Louise SILVER and after she died, married
Verdie LANCE. He was my great-grandfather. Any information on any of my
Smart would be greatly appreciated.
I am researching the surname REEMS and would like to find out how REEMS
CREEK, which is in Clay County, got its name. I want to see if there is
any connection. Also would appreciate any info on THOMAS JEFFERSON
born approx 1862. M. MARTHY CROFFORD born 1862 died 1925. I know that
lived in Clay County close to shooting creek and they later moved to
County, Georgia. Any information on the REEMS from Clay County or
on REEMS CREEK would be greatly appreciated.
grandmother was born in Clay Co. Muriel KITCHENS born on 10-12-23and
on 12-1-1997. Her parents were Mary Elizabeth McCLURE born on 9-18-1888
and Hold Edward KITCHENS born on 3-3-1888. Also, my grandfather Clyde
STROUD born on 6-22-1919.
all, I am in need of your help please? I am trying to determine just
Burgess Franklin CHEEK & wife Lydia Ann BURRELL were located on the
1910 census. They are my gr,grandparents! Burgess Franklin Cheek was
Feb.24,1887 in Clay,Co.N.C. in the Hayesville Township. He is the s/of
Elisha Cheek & Lavina Holmes. Lydia Ann Burrell was born June
in Towns,Co.Ga. She is the d/of David Francis Burrell & Louvina
Corn.Burgess & Lydia married Aug.27,1904 in Towns,Co.Ga. by:
M.G. Their 1st child is Texie Mae Cheek born Feb.23,1907 in N.C.
to 1920 Banks,Co.Ga. census) She is my grandmother! I have yet to
the 1910 census of Burgess Cheek & family, my question here
he on the 1910 Clay,Co.N.C. census? Or was he on the 1910 Towns,Co.Ga.
census? Is there any way to find a birth record for my grandmother
Mae Cheek born in 1907? I am also looking corospond with anyone who is
connected to either of theese families! Thanks in advance for any and
Charles E. Carroll
Seeking birth and death dates for Paul B. CUNNINGHAM of Hayesville,
I am looking for information on Abraham FLEMING with a son named
Benjamin Fleming who died in Clay County near Brasstown. Do not have a
wife of Abraham. Wm. Benjamin married Ms. Lucinda C. Watts from
Have very little info on Fleming family, looking for any connection,
etc. that I can contact to obtain more information for the Fleming
I am looking for information on THOMAS REEMS/REAMS (born approxmately
1830 to 1842 m. Martha Crone had at least one child Named Thomas
Reems b approx 1862. Martha Crone remarried after Thomas died to a
Would like to know this Hollifield mans first name. I know that Thomas
Jefferson Reems and his wife Martha (Crofford?) moved back and forth
NC to Georgia and then back to NC in the early 1900's. They lived in
Clay County NC area during the 1900 census. Would like Any information
that I can find on Thomas J Reems's father and mother. Would appreciate
an e-mail if any information is found.
Charles E. Carroll
Albert CARVER Seeking information on Albert Carver, married to Margaret
FULCHER on 18 dec 1892 in Clay Co., N.C.
Looking for info on Barbery BARRETT born approx. 1805 in Buncombe
NC, married James MANEYabout 1828, died and is buried in Clay County,
(Bethabera Cemetery). Possibly the daughter of David Barrett &
Henderson. Possibly her fathers name was Thomas. Not sure which is
Any info would be appreciated.
Clyde B. Kitchens
Interested in talking to any & all Kitchens and Bracken descendants
from Shooting Creek, Clay Co.
Wayne Mayo I am
researching the AUBERRY family that lived in the Clay CO. area. The
that I am tying to find the parents of is ELIJAH AUBERRY he was born
15 1847 and married Louise Robinson. They had several children one was
Bascom Lee Auberry born March 10 1883 in Hayesville, NC and married
McTaggart aug 10 1910.
I am seeking information on the parents of Curtis E. LEDFORD,
who was married to Susanna Baker, 03-25-1825. Curtis LEDFORD was born
Buncombe Co., but moved to Clay County and died in 09-19-1905 and is
at the Bethel Methodist Church in Shooting Creek, N.C.
I am looking for the ancestors of James BARNES who lived in the
area. His wife's name is unknown. He had at least one child named Elihu
James, b. Feb. 13, 1856 (called himself James Huey Barnes) There may
have been children named John and Della and perhaps others. Elihu
married Samantha Adeline SELF on Nov. 23,1876--she was the daughter of
Thomas R. and Nancy (Cook) Self of Union County, GA. Elihu and Samantha
had a son named Narvy Roscoe, b. Feb 22,1891 in NC. The family moved to
Cherokee County, GA in the late 1800s.
Looking for info on DOCK M FISHER. Dock came from Brasstown near
(b) abt 1858-1860. Of Cherokee blood... I've got his wife also. Altha
Lewis around the same place.They had four children born in NC, three in
GA . My grandmother is Cordelia (Delia) Fisher (b)Dec,1880 in NC. If
one has info on this family please help!
QUEEN and (Rachel) Lou(ise) MARTIN were married in Clay County in 1879.
Jonas was the son of Hence (Henson?) and Nancy YORK QUEEN and Lou was
daughter of James and Permelia MARTIN. Jonas had brothers Jerry and
and sisters Mary and Jane. According to Clay County records, Jerrymiah
QUEEN m Margaret MCFALLS 25 Jul 1874, J.H(arvey?) QUEEN m D.O. MCFALLS,
24 March 1881, Mary QUEEN m Jesse P.F. ANDERSON 24 Jul 1873, and Jane
m Theiron CHEEK 18 Aug 1878. Looking for parents of Hence and Nancy
Queen, and descendants of Jonas' siblings.
Looking for the wife of David LEDFORD, the son of Elisha Mac LEDFORD
the grandson of Ray and Mallie ANDERSON. Both lived in Clay Co. on
Cove Rd. near Brasstown. I am looking for information on either set of
ancestors. Ray died in April of 1976 and Mallie died in Dec. of 1977.
Jack Nelson I
would like to know if anyone has the names of parents of James NELSON d
1896 in Clay CO. NC? I am the GGGgrandson of James and Rheuemma Nelson.
Watts I am seeking info about the ancestors of my grandfather and
Jess and Evie Ramey GUFFIE. I do know that I have some aunts and
but would like to know about family farther back. I think they were
from N.C..There is a Roland, Kitty, Dave Guffie, connected somehow. any
info would be appreciated.
Charles Mull My
g mother was Vassie Nelson MULL. Her dad and mother were Hewlett and
NELSON. I have the name of James and Rhruemma Nelson, but I don't know
where they fit in. They are from N.C.
Looking for info on a William/Bill HOPPER that married an Elizabeth
their daughter, Dona Hopper that married Manvers LEDFORD. Any help
be appreciated! I assume they were in Clay County,NC.
Hi There, My name is Janice Guffie Watts. I am just getting started on
tracing my ancestors. I would like to share info with other members of
my family. My Father is Junior Hark GUFFIE,married Audrey LITTRELL. His
Father, Jesse James GUFFEY married Evie RAMEY. His Father David Allen
 Elizabeth[Betty] ANDERSON and  Allie WILLIAMSON. His Father
Lauson Guffey married Mathilda Aveline DOWDLEand  Mary PRESSLEY
His Father Jesse R. Guffey married Elizabeth MAGAHA [McGahee,Magahey].
Jesse R. was born about 1820 in Macon County. I also have some names of
brothers and sisters. The family moved to Clay County . I would
any info from anyone connected to the family or if anyone else has any
info . Thanks in advance.
Jo Crumley Hannah.
Researching my Great Grandparents and ancestors of LISSIE(Elizabeth)
LEDFORD born in Clay Co., NC Nov. 15, 1844 according to funeral
for death certificate, wife of Rev.David Newton Crumley. Her Father is
listed as Jason Bradley, Mother Nansie Bradley, who were born in NC.
died April 5, 1934, is buried at Old Ocoee Cemetery, Benton, TN. Polk
Thanks for any help.
I am seeking information on the parents and/or siblings of DAVID
who I believe was the son of Henson and Zilpha Glass Queen and saw that
Janet Horn (who I cannot locate) had posted a message stating that they
were from Clay County and had listed their children. David P. Queen was
my great grandfather who married Harriet Iowa Jarrett from Macon
she being the daughter of Col. Nimrod S. Jarrett and Nancy Avaline
Can anyone provide me with information about these Queens and also how
to locate Janet Horn as her email address has changed? Thanks in
Keith Hood My
great grandfather was a Mr. Marion PASSMORE apparently from your
I have been unable to gather any concrete information on him or other
members. He was possibly the Marion Passmor that served in the 62nd
Is there anyone that might be of some assistance to me?
Sarah Burch Roemer
I am interested in information on my Grandfather's genealogy. His name
is Charles Adam BURCH. I believe he was born in Hayesville, Clay
NC around 1881. He died in about 1970 and is buried at Ledford's Chapel
in Hayesville. His father's name was David Montgomery Burch and
name was M. C. (Mack Cal) Burch.
Shari Clay Herron
I was wondering if there were any Clay families that lived in this
I am looking for a John CLAYthat was married to a Diallia MORRIS???
had my gggrandfather Jackson Monroe Clay Sr., and the census states he
was born in NC. I have been searching this line for years, and have
been able to connect them with any Clay family.
Kathy Peck I
AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY PAPA HENRY WALLACE (SHUG) DALE BORN
2, 1884 IN CLAY CO N.C. HIS PARENTS WERE JOHN AND CATHERINE DALE
AND JOHN'S PARENTS WERE THOMAS AND NEOMIA DALE (1ST WIFE) AND 2ND WIFE
WAS TEXAS SAVANNAH GARNER. HENRY DIED IN GAINESVILLE,GA 1959 WAS BURIED
AT GROVE LEVEL BAPTIST CHURCH IN BANKS CO GA. "SHUG" DALE WAS
MARRIED TO LEATHY BURCH (SHE HAD A BROTHER NAMED HENRY) I CAN'T FIND
INFO ON LEATHY BURCH SHE WAS BORN IN TOWNS CO GA AND DIED IN 1929 IN
AFTER SHE HAD HER 9TH CHILD MY MOM ANNIE LAURA DALE (PECK) ON FEB
IF ANY ONE KNOWS THE BURCH'S OR DALE'S PLEASE E-MAIL ME !!!
for descendents of Mattie A. COLLINS ,daughter of James Robert Collins.
Other siblings were Pearl b.1892, James F. b.1893, Daniel W. b.1889,
Sadie E. Collins b.1888. Mother was Tehanner V. ? They were born in
Clay County. If any of this sounds like your family please let me know.
Mattie was born 1886--she was my Grandmother.
Kathy Peck MY
GREAT-GREAT- GRANDPA THOMAS DALE WAS BORN IN BURKE CO N.C. MORGANTON
1810 AND DIED IN CLAY CO N.C. HAYESVILLE OCT 7,1903.IAM LOOKING TO FIND
OUT HIS PARENTS NAMES.HE WAS MARRIED TO NEOMIA YOUNG AND SHE DIED
1903 IN HAYESVILLE,ALSO. MY GREAT GRANDPA HIS SON WAS JOHN DALE THAT
CATHERINE HOGAN AND THEY ARE BURRIED IN BANKS CO GA.ANY INFO WOULD HELP
Bill Groves Jr
I am looking for information about Joel RAIN(E)S and his wife Lucinda
Their daughter, Sarah Ellen RAINES c. 1872, was married to my great
William Thomas GROVES c. 1-9-1865. The Groves' moved to Canton, Ohio
1901 and started a Baptist church there, but never returned to either
Co. or Towns Co. GA. Also looking for information on William PATTON c
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