Clay Co., NC USGenWeb Genealogy - Queries (3)
Kathy Peck I
AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY G-GREAT GRANDPARENTS THOMAS AND NEOMIA DALE.
THOMAS WAS BORN IN BURKE CO.N.C MORGANTON ABT 1810.AND NEOMIA BORN IN
AREA. THEY ARE BURIED IN HAYESVILLE,N.C. CLAY CO . THOMAS DIED OCT 7,
AND NEOMIA BEFORE 1903. I FOUND THEM IN THE CHEROKEE,N.C. CENSUS. MY
GRANDPA HIS SON JOHN F.M. DALE MARRIED CATHERINE HOGAN. LATER THEY
TO MAYSVILLE,GA. BANKS CO/ I AM LOOKING FOR THOMAS'S PARENTS. THANKS!
Please direct me to information about the community of Tusquitee and
creek named Tusquitee and the Tidwell or other families that had a
war home on the creek and a cemetery at the top of the mountain.Thank
for your help!
looking for info on Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" BEAUBE that married
a COFFEY. Can any one help?
Seeking information on Anna Mae Wesley HOLDEN, married Obie Simpson
Born Dec. 17, 1887, died Jan. 17, 1972. Buried in Union Hill cemetery
Hayesville. Lived in the Shooting Creek community. Need information
her family, i.e. parents,siblings,etc. Thanks.
Looking for information for William Terrell BROWN and James Brown shown
in the Household of Robert and Fannie MARITIN on the 1860 Cherokee
Census for Shooting Creek. Terrell joined 39th NC Company C in
in February 1862.
information on William Decauter"Cate" PATTERSON. This is my great
Grandfather. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
ILVYorkies I have no
extensive information at this time, in the exception of the names
ALLEN, Sr., d. aft. 1830, wife, Nancy (nee-?) ALLEN, d. 1870/Gilmer
GA, & Sons: Robert ALLEN - b. abt. 1804/NC, d. bet. 1843-1850,
Rabun or Gilmer Co., GA & William, ALLEN JR. - b. NC, d. 2-6-1880
Co., GA. It is believed that William & Nancy married abt. 1802 in
Clay Co., NC. Robert ALLEN married 1829 to Lydia Burch in Rabun Co.,
Wm., ALLEN, JR. married twice: 1) Patience Marie Dickerson - b. NC, d.
3-23-1862 in Gilmer Co., GA, 2) Charity Watkins - m. Oct 1863/Gilmer
GA. Looking for any information on this family believed to have lived
Hayesville, NC where Robert & William were born, prior to removing
to Rathbun & Gilmer Co.s, GA. William Allen, Sr. may possibly be
in Clay Co., NC. Robert had 8 children and William, Jr. had 18
One of Robert's sons, William Elbert ALLEN, returned to Hayesville, NC
and married Avalene LLOYD, abt. 1857. They had 5 children there and
died there in 1866.
I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON ALLBRIGHT, AUBERRY,LANCE AND JOHNSON AND
WILSONS FROM HAYESVILLE AREA. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS
Harold B. Mayo
I am looking for the parents of Darcus Emaline CARROLL and her brothers
and sisters--also for the date she married Isaac BARNARD (or Barnett).
All the children of this couple were born in Clay County, NC.
Harold B. Mayo
I am seeking information on Parents of Darcus Emaline CARROLL, b.
Clay(Cherokee) N. C. Died in Blount Cty Alabama 2/May/1913. Her
was Cheorkee Indian, her gandmother was French. Do not know which side
of family. They are burried in that county.
Vickie I am
for information on a William Riley DOCKERY from Clay or Cherokee Co. He
may have had a son or relative named William Levi Dockery of the
area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for info on Jesse Monroe BRACKETT b: 1812 in Cherokee Nation
and d: in 1854 In Mo. Removed to Pulaski Co. Mo. 1836-1837 Married
LANE. looking for names of parents or siblings-Any info appreciated.
I am looking for information on the TUCKER families who were living in
Clay County NC in 1835. Namely John and Isaac. They appeared on the
Creek index of Cherokee Census. Is there any detail information to go
I am interested in learning what happened to the old Clay County Court
house. I know it burned, but I don't know the detail surrounding what
to it. Does anyone know what happened? I would like to have this
if possible. Will someone from Clay County answer this for me? Thank
in advance for your help.
Vicki I am
for information on my gfathers family James A. BROWN. B1886 in clay
parents were Rev. JM BROWN and Mandy Elizabeth (GREEN) BROWN. Any
would be appreciated. Thank you.
Anna Mae Wesley HOLDEN was married to Obie Simpson LEDFORD. From what I
gather she was Cherokee Indian. Her father was William Perry and her
was Vina Adeline Worley as determined by her Social Security
she made. Do you have any futher information on this family?
Clyde B. Kitchens
Looking for any info on Jacob KITCHEN married to Luranah BRACKEN. Jacob
was the son of Ephriam & Mary(Glazener) Kitchen.
Lost Ancestor: Looking for the Parents of Minter Maney. He was born in
(or around) Clay County, Married Talitha Smith on Feb 19 1893 only
I know the name of is Ed who married Seddie Moss....
Looking for the families of George and Rachel Shiry (Shirey?) Martin.
01 January 1896. Children: Ezra, Vernon, Emory, Carlton, Vista. Can
for information on any of the ancestors or descendants of the following
people: TELLIS S. SPIVEY born 1837 and married to CORDELIA ROBINSON
1841. Children: LAURA SPIVEY TYLER, BERTIE (BIRDIE) SPIVEY COLEMAN,
(LILLY) SPIVEY SPENCE, SIBYL SPIVEY NOLE, JOSEPH L. married to BESSIE
married to DRUE WATERS, JAMES married to SALLIE HOWARD, WILLIAM
married to LIZZIE MCCLURE, FRANKLIN married to VINEY FIELDER, J.R.
to HESTER JAMES. I especially need information on TELLIS SPIVEY'S
WILLIAM SPIVEY born about 1793.
I am fairly desperate to find out who the parents of James P[reston]
were. He is buried in Hayesville United Methodist Cemetery and his will
is on record at the Courthouse. I have tracked him back to Sullivan
TN, but cannot find documentation/proof of his ancestry. He married
Ann Cattron (aka Ketron, Kettenring, Kettering) and they moved to Clay
County from Tennessee. I have a copy of the last will and testament of
James P. Coalman [sic] dated October 27, 1874, in which he names his
wife Julia A.
an [sic]." He names the following children: David
E. Coalman, daughters S. A. Coalman and S. K. [H?] Coalman, John O.
the "residue" of his estate to be divided equally "between
my children." Julia Ann signs herself "Julianna Coalman"
on husband's will. The Clay County Heritage Book lists them as #111
Preston Coleman and Julia Ann Catron (Ketron): James Preston Coleman
Sept. 1812-12 Sept. 1874) son of John Coleman, was one of the early
of Clay County. He moved to Clay County from Sullivan County, Tenn. He
was a blacksmith and farmer. He was married to Julia Ann Catron
born 15 Feb. 1815, daughter of Henry Ketron and Susannah Sloss Ketron.
According to 1850 and 1860 Census records James Preston and Julia
had the following children: William, Joseph, Hugh, Mary, David E.,
T., Susanna, Sarah, John O.H., and Elizabeth. James Preston Coleman is
buried in the Hayesville Methodist Church Cemetery. After the death of
her husband the elderly Julia Catron Coleman moved to Texas with some
her married children. The place and date of her death is unknown.
Atkins Coleman was the son of James Preston Coleman and Julia Ann
He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn. 26 May 1844 and moved to Clay
with his parents before 1850. Submitted by Glenda Prater Murray of
NC. Sources: Cemetery Records, Census Records, Family Knowledge and
(34) The problem is that there are many John Colemans in Virginia and
so I need to know which one was James P.'s father. I am just at a total
dead end unless someone knows more.
for information on where David M. DAVENPORT Born 1821 in Shooting
NC might be buried. His wife was born in or around 1824 and died in
If anyone has any information on this I would really appreciate it.
Kay I am
for info on MOSS, STEWART, NELSON, TONEY.
LOOKING FOR GRANDFATHER AND GRANDMOTHER JOHN ALEXANDER GIBSON BORN 1838
MARRIED TO MARY ,IM SEARCHING FOR HER MAIDEN NAME AND WHERE SHE WAS
STORY HAS IT THAT HE STOLE HER AND WAS AFRAID IF HE WAS FOUND HE WOULD
BE KILLED. THEY LIVED IN OR AROUND ANDREWS OR TUSQUITTEE NC WHEN THEY
IN1880 CENSUS JOHN WAS 42 MARY 40 YR. OLD AND HAD 4 CHILDREN JOHN AGE
WILLIAM AGE 8 OLLIE AGE 6AND JAMES ALEXANDER AGE 2 JAMES DIED 1952 HE
MY FATHER. ANY INFO. WANTED AND APPRECIATED.
I am looking for any information about my ancestors. I have few facts.
My grand parents William Herman KING and Emma SMITH lived in the
counties area. His parents were Jefferson Whigphauls KING and Julia
LEWIS. Her parents were Frances Lafayette SMITH and Margaret A
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Ron I'm searching
for a George W. HAYES/HAYS that married a Nancy CANNON, b.1822. Theses
are my ggg grandparents. I know they moved to Northwest Ga (Walker Co.)
abt. 1845. I know Nancy is buried in Walker Co, with her son W.Z. and
wife Mary P. (Morgan) Hays. Don't know where George is?? Some say he
to Texas??? Anyone know of this family? Would like to find George and
parents, brothers, sisters, etc....?? Any help will be greatly
I finally found (Zenos,Zenas,Zinith) HUBBARD may have been living in
Co. Murphy District when he died. I have located his name on 1850/1860
Federal Census. He married Roxie(Roxanna) STOWE in Hartford Ct. Can
no futher on him or her. His son Zenus Dean Hubbard moved on to Hart
Need help!!. A son (Lewis) was still there in both census.
I am trying to contact CarolAnn DeBacker Robinson whose query is on page
2. Her messages have "bounced" back to me. Does anyone know
her new address? I too am looking into the WORLEY line. I received some
social security information on Anna P. LEDFORD (Obie S. Ledford's wife)
which included her father and mother. It list her father as William
and her mother as Vina Adeline Worley. I have found cemetery
where Vina Adeline Worley is buried at Bethabara Cemetery and in the
cemetery there is a W. P. Worley. I have also been in touch with Anna's
only living son in Ohio and he isn't able to supply any information
what I already have. My question is was Vina Adeline a Worley before
marriage to William Perry, or did the Social Security fail to put the
name of Worley on the Social Security Death Form? I sent a questionaire
to Mr. Ledford in Ohio, the last living son, and when he returned the
on the question of the name of your mother before she married he list
Perry. I am definitely at a loss right now. I hope someone can help me.
Searching for information regarding SAMANTHA CARTER b. 1869 in Clay
N.C. She is on the Rabun Co., Georiga 1900 Census, with her husband,
SMITH and children. She is supposedly on the 1870 Clay County Census,
1, with her father? and mother? Any help, leads, or contacts will be
I am a descendant of Edward (Ned) COWARD, son of Elihu Coward II and
Jane CHASTAIN. The 1870 Census showed the remaining children , Elihu
Sarah, living in Clay County, North Carolina in the Shooting Creek
Does anyone know where this Township was located? Was it near a town?
the old Shooting Creek Baptist Church that I have seen mentioned in
posts still there? Also interested in communicating with any of the
Margaret A. Galloway
R (REESE) J. GALLOWAY BORN 13 Feb. 1841, died 1907 Married SARAH
LITTLE. Loooking for information on Galloway family.
for surname HUFFMAN/ HOFFMAN .grandfather was Barry Abraham HOFFMAN .b
1885 in Clay Co. Married Lena HODGE HOFFMAN. from Andrews, N.C. My
was ALEX HOFFMAN b.aft.1865 from Morganton, N.C. married to Jennie
I was told Alex Hoffman's picture is on Murphy's McDonalds wall. He was
a forest ranger .Would love to hear from anyone.
I would like information on a marriage of Norvell McCLURE and Girlie
Norvell McClure was the son of Amos Theodore and Anna (Coleman)
Girlie Geneva Ledford's parents were Curtis Columbus and Alice Ann
am looking for the GREEN family that came from Haywood, Jackson and
counties. One David Green married Anny HUBBARD, Silas married Elizabeth
ROGERS, Jesse married Morning BANDY, Issac married Sarah HENRY and was
in Cocke Co., TN by 1840. Any info appreicated--thank you.
for information on a will written by David DAVENPORT Born 1795 and died
in clay Co. in 1877. If no word on him, maybe someone has word on his
David M. Davenport 1821. Maybe his obit would mentioned his father
TAYLOR/HOGUE/DICKERSON/MARCUS I am looking for any information on John
Bulis TAYLOR sometimes spelled TAYLER(1880 census) b.14Feb1858 TN
Hayesville,N.C. He became a Methodist at age 21 shortly after he moved
from TN. to Graham Co.,N.C. sometime before 1880. He later moved to
Co.,for the remainder of his life. He married 28Jul1878 Martha HOGUE
d.17sep1939. They Had four Children; Clara(F),Dixie(F),Hollie(F) and
Andrew my grand father. I need info on his parents a Joseph TAYLOR and
Polly(Mary) Ann Dickerson both believed to be from TN. As well as her
a Leonard HOGUE and Lucinda MARCUS believed to be from N.C. And GA.
looking for information on Lula Belle PARKER b.12-26-1892 d. 2-27-1979.
married John Calvin McCLURE b. 3-15-1884 d. 6-25-1923. They are buried
at Union Hill Cemetery in Clay Co. N.C. I'm trying to research Lula
Family. I believe her fathers name is FAIT?
I am looking for William COOK's parents. He married Susannah HILL. I am
also looking for Susannah Hill's parents.
Seeking information on GYPSY ANN NELSON, wife of JAMES NELSON. She was
born in Tennessee in October 1934 and died in Clay County, N.C.
1995, buried in Ledfords Chapel United Methodist Cememery. Wish to know
anything relating to her life and/or death in N.C. Any info
Lesea I am
searching for information on my gggrandmother, Lavinia WOODS. I have
that she was from Clay county NC. She had a daughter named Dovie Woods,
I do not know who Dovie's father was. Lavinia later married a Joseph
Joseph was from TN and came across the mountains and that is when he
Lavinia. Joseph later changed the last name to Smith. They moved to
County where Lavinia died in 1911. I have been unable to find any
on her. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do not know what year
Lavinia was born but my guess is around the mid 1800's @ 1850 to 1860.
My father was Jordan VANN, born Nov 14, 1921. My grandfather was John
no birth date--I only know he died in early 1950's. Any info on the
lineage where we are concerned will be appreciated.
for any information from Shooting Creek on Alfred B. FREEMAN, born
23, 1898. Married Maybelle WELLS from Cades Cove, TN. Any help greatly
I'm looking for Richard and Eliza MOORE or their son Andrew W. All
in the 1860 census but Ican't find where theyre buried. Thank you very
much. Andrew William Moore was born 1845 in Murphy Co. and married to
Martin in 1875 in Clay Co. Any info appreciated . I really want to find
out where he is buried. I know he was Baptist and that is all.
information re Gypsy Ann Wray NELSON, born 1934 in Tennessee, died
1995 in Clay County. Buried in Methodist Cemetery there. Believe her
was James Nelson. Did anyone know her?? Any info. appreciated.
Charles E. Carroll.
Seeking information on: S.W. THOMPSON (age 54) married Sheba CUNNINGHAM
(age 54) on 16 Sep 1915 in Clay County, NC.
Seeking identity of parents of Paul B. CUNNINGHAM, born c1893 in Clay
I am searching for parents of Johnson ADAMS, William Adams and David
Adams , I think they had a sister Sarah Adams. Thanks.
I am looking for information for Naomi dauthter of John B. PATTON and
WRIGHT of Cartoogachaye Section of Macon Co., NC. Supposedly she was
to George SORRELLS and died in 1818 in Clay County, NC. They are
to have lived north of Hayesville near the Cherokee Co Line. George was
reported to have re-married and is now deceased.....
Looking for any information on TEEMS family. James Rufus Teems born
4, 1879 married Ida Mason. I believe his father's name was Edward
looking for records indicating WHY my ancestor received a land grant
the 1832 Cherokee Land Lottery. Can you help? His information is as
SAMUEL BRASWELL was born 1800 in Brass Town, SC, and died 1852 in
Plain, Robertson Co., TN. He married SARAH MOORE 1827 in NC. She was
1802 in NC, and died 1881 in Barren Plain, Robertson, TN. Samuel was
in South Carolina in 1800. He also received land in the Cherokee
of 1832- now Clay County, North Carolina. This Samuel migrated to
County, Tennessee, then on to Robertson County, Tennessee where he
his home and family. As he was still in the militia, he and a company
men were sent to put down an Indian uprising. He was killed by one of
men accidentally while returning from this mission in 1852.
Merrill Ledford. Rather than a
question, I have an answer for many that had Amanda L. LEDFORD as the
daughter of Curtis E. Ledford. I located where she passed away
and someone from Haywood Co. was nice enough to send me the death
certificate and it stated that her father was Center E. Ledford.
I think the confusion arose when it listed their place of
marriage was at Curtis Ledford's. Just wanted to pass this on.
Claire Cope-Watson. I am
looking for the family of William Harley WORLEY who married Carrie
Gertrude LEDFORD. Their childrens name are Leo, Elmo, Odell, Leon,
Lenoir and Annette. If anyone can help me please email me. Leo Worley
is my grandfather, William Harley was my 2Grandfather. Thanks.
Merrill Ledford. What happened
to William R. LEDFORD, son of Curtis E. Ledford and Susannah Baker
Ledford? He was born in 1844 or 1845 in Cherokee Co. NC. He
appears in the 1850 and 1860 census, but doesn't appear again.
The question is, what happened to this son? Does anyone have any
suggestions as to how to determine what happened to him? It was
during the time of the Civil War and if he fought in the war he would
have been only about 16 years old, but that
wasn't totally uncommon. What about obits from newspapers during this
time? If he died would there be records of this death? It is hard
to imagine a person who lived to completely disappear from all the
records. If anybody has any suggestions please post. Thanks.
Deborah Tyrrell. I'm researching
DALE (DEAL) and MORRIS in the Clay Co. and Cherokee Co. area. I
believe my ggrandfather was Mack Deal, whose father was Jacob M. DALE,
whose father was Thomas DALE. Any info would prove helpful. I found
Jacob in the 1850 and 1860 census, but nothing after that time period.
I believe Jacob married Adalade MORRIS. I do know that Mack DEAL was in
Oklahoma, married Sarah Moore, and had among other children, my
grandmother, Callie DEAL. Both Mack and Callie are on the Dawes Roll.
Gertrude McClain Dodson. I
am seeking family information on Rebecca McCLAIN who married Rev. David
BYERS in Rutherford County, N.C. on December 30, 1800. I will be
happy to exchange family information. Would love to hear
from anyone in this family.
Gertrude McClain Dodson. I
am seeking informaiton on David BYERS, born about 1774 in York
County, S.C. He was the son so Samuel Robert Byers and Margaret
HANDLEY. This David Byers married Rebecca McCLAIN on Dec. 30, 1800 in
Rutherford County, N.C. She was born about 1780 and was the daughter of
John McClain, Sr. and Jane who migrated from Pennsylvania. Any help
will be appreciated. I will be happy to send what I have on the Byers
Bill Groves. Searching
for information on William G. GROVES ca 1776, possibly lived in
Cherokee County or Clay County, NC . Wife was listed as Nancy. Sons
were George W.; Jesse; William H. (ca 1831).; Andrew M. (ca 1815).;
James A.; and daughters Elizabeth; Sarah B.; and Jenny.
Gertrude McClain Dodson.
I am hunting for family information on William GREEN, born 1810 in
Rowan County, N.C. William Green may have been the son of John
Holland Green and Martha HEMPHILL, but I am not sure of this. He
married Rebecca BYERS on December 7, 1833 in Haywood County. She
was born in 1810 in Rutherford County, N.C. and was the daughter of
David Byers and Rebecca McCLAIN. William Green and Rebecca Byers
had a son, James Alexander Green born 1834 in Haywood County, N.C. who
married Elizabeth Ann Abel. I will be happy to exchange
family research. I would be interested in hearing from anyone in
Looking for information on the DODGION family from Clay County. They
also lived in Towns county, GA.
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
touch with any living member of the family.
Gertrude M. Dodson. I
am seeking family information of my father's two half sisters who were
born and lived in Rabun County, Georgia. One was Lillie Mae
McCLAIN (1878 - 1910) who married a William W. WORLEY (1876 - ?).
Their children I have knowledge of were Alice Worley, Nan Worley, (died
young), Carlton J. Worley, Willie G. Worley, J. Earnest Worley, and
Clarence J. Worley. The other one was Ida Mae McClain
(Circa. 1883 - 1910) and she married Virgil I.J.H. HUNTER (1870 -
?) Their children were Viola L. Hunter, Cecil J. Hunter, and
Henry Hunter. I think they all died in Georgia, but I am
not sure. Some of them lived in Clay County at some point in time. I
will be glad to exchange information. I would love to hear from you.
Payne. I am looking for information on Charles Henderson
CARROLL, a native of Hayesville who died in southwest VA while serving
as a Confederate soldier in Thomas's Legion. The grave marker
that we think is his at Emory and Henry is inscribed C H Caril.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN W. GIBSON/GIPSON, BORN 1838 IN NC OR
PERHAPS MARYLAND, DIED 1918 IN NORTH CAROLINA; MARRIED MARY (TALLEY?) BORN 1840, DIED 1880 IN
NC. THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1866 IN PICKENS COUNTY, GEORGIA.
CHILDREN WERE: JOHN J. GIBSON, BORN 1868, NC - MARRIED MARTHA FRADY 1890 IN CLAY, NC; WILLIAM
GIBSON, BORN 1872, NC; OLLIE GIBSON, BORN 1873, NC, MARRIED DOYLE
MCCLURE; JAMES ALEXANDER
GIBSON, BORN 1878, NC - MARRIED CARRIE FRANKS.
JAMES ALEXANDER WAS MY GRANDFATHER. ANY INFO ON G-GRANDFATHER
JOHN W. GIBSON & MARY TALLEY VERY, VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, AS WELL
AS ANY INFORMATION ON JAMES ALEXANDER'S SIBLINGS.
Louise Keasler. John
W. GIB[P]SON who lived at Tusquittee, Clay co. with Wife Mary both are
buried in Moss Memorial Cemetery, Tusquittee.Anyone knowing anything
about their life please contact me. A Mrs Moore took care of Mary
before her death in 1881. He died 1918.
H. Preston. I am trying to locate childhood family friends
who were from Hayesville, NC. I know some of them are
buried there, but would like to find the living ones....The
family was John and Buelah Mae (PARKER) CONLEY. Their children
were Tricia, Bo, Peggy and Terry. I found gravesites for Bo, John
and Buelah and feel that some of the family is still there.
Tricia married a FULLER. Don't know about the others.
Clarence Parker married to Bonnie BURCH in Clay County was the father
of Buelah Mae Parker Conley. I recently discovered that the
Conleys are related to my family...we did not know this growing up.
I know this is a stretch, but I have been looking for this family for
several years now. Maybe you can give me some idea of how to find
them if they are still in Clay County, NC.
"BLALOCK AND RELATED FAMILIES : PIONEERS IN VIRGINIA, THE CAROLINAS,
GEORGIA, ALABAMA, AND TEXAS"
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.
Cook. Looking for genealogy info of John H. and Susan FARMER
of Murphy, N.C. Have no info on dates of birth, marriage or
deaths. They were parents of my Grandfather, John Wilburn
Farmer and spouse Winnie Magdaline Farmer who moved to Whitewright,
Texas. [Note: Clay County was originally part of Cherokee County where
Murphy is located.]
Gertrude M. Dodson. I
am seeking information on the BYERS Family, originally from Clay
County, N.C. A Mary Margaret Byers (1812-1889) was the daughter
of Edward Byers and Mary (Polly) Smith. Mary Margaret Byers first
married Joseph Breadnor CLINTON and migrated into Cherokee County, S.C.
They are supposedly buried at Berea Cemetery, Blackburg, S.C. Mary
Margaret Byers married (second) Samuel Gordon BROWN. Any help
will be greatly appreciated. I am happy to share (not compare)
family research. I am especially interested in the location of
Gena Ellis. I am looking
for information on ELI W./ELY LEDFORD born 1827, married VIOLET J.
MCCLURE, daughters were MARGARET LEDFORD COOK, CANNIE LEDFORD SANDERS,
IOWA LEDFORD KITCHENS, and my great grandfather WILLIAM ALVIN
Milt and Barb Wallis. Edward
Garland SMITH b. Feb 21, 1829 in ( ? ) d. Dec. 30, 1901, Clay Co., N.C.
married Rufina (LEDFORD) Feb. 1855 Clay Co., N.C. Their youngest
son was Silas Lemuel Smith b. Jun. 28, 1879 Hayesville, N. C. d. Aug.
20, 1956 Salida, Colorado. He married Leomia Eliza BROWN b. Nov.
30, 1873 Waynesville, N.C. d. Feb. 12, 1914 in LaVeta, Colorado.
Silas and Leomia married Aug. 11, 1897 in Clay Co., N.C. I am
looking for any of Silas siblings family and Leomia (Brown) Smith
family. Wondering if any of Silas siblings had also moved to
Colorado? Silas was an engineer for the railroad in Colorado.
Jeanne Fisher. I have
been told that Floyd McDowell "Mack" PAXTON died in Hayesville.
Can anyone give me any information about his death,place of burial or
information re him. He was my gfather.
Neill. I am researching a black family who were with my white
MAULDIN family in1850 and 1860 census in north Georgia. I have traced
them in 1870 census and following. They were using the name Mauldin. I
found Charlie Mauldin and wife Martha (CORN) Mauldin in Clay County in
1910. There was a family in the census there at that time headed by Lee
Mauldin. I suspect he was related to Charlie. Do you have any
information about these people, especially how was Lee related to
Charlie? The black family were slaves of my ancestor,
Alexander Mauldin, who had slaves listed in 1850 in Habersham County
and 1860 in Rabun County. I have traced this family of slaves to Clay
county. I am finding a lot of them in the census to 1930 and in some
death records. Do you know someone in the family that is knowledgeable
about the past of the family that might be interested in helping me to
bring this family data down to the present?
The families I am finding that descend from Simon and Dinah Mauldin are:
Lee Mauldin and family
Charlie & Martha Corn Mauldin family
They married into the Herbert family and others in Clay County.
A daughter of Simon and Dinah named Tennessee/Tennie married Nelson
Davis in Clay Co. in 1875.
Any information about these families would help me in putting together
their family history.
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