GENEALOGY AND TENNESSEE-issue3.html
VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3
1. Sandy J. Campbell
CAMPBELL, DOBSON, CLEMMONS, REA, BROWN, HEARN, DONNELL: in Wilson,
Smith, Davidson Counties, TN.
TIMBERLAKE, TRICE, TOMLINSON, GREGORY, VAUTER, TODD, MANGRUM:
in Henderson,Haywood, Crockett, Gibson, Dyer, Maury, Madison
Counties, TN. STEWART, MAULDEN, JACKSON: Madison
CO, TN. COSTON, MOORE, LACEFIELD, WHITE, TAYLOR,
NOBLETT, NORTON: in Blount, Hardeman, McNairy, Hardin
Counties, TN. TULIP STREET METHODIST CHURCH, in Nashville
- Need any history or info on access to old church
records pertaining to Thomas M. & Sarah A. CAMPBELL
and family ca 1880 to present.
Sandy J. Campbell
2. TRZASKA, PUGH, WHITE, DONALDSON, DONELSON,
Thanks for offering to print a query in your newsletter.
The info. I have is as follows: William PUGH, b. in N or S
Carolina in the 1790's. m. Sarah WHITE. Twins were
born in Bedford CO, TN Jan 1812. Daughter Sally N.
PUGH, b. 18 May 1814 in Wilson CO, TN. Sarah died between
May 1814 and Feb 1816 as William PUGH married Janette
DONALDSON/DONELSON 16 Feb. 1816 in Lebanon, Wilson
CO. Her parents were Andrew DONALDSON/DONELSON and
Mary MOTHERAL. About 1820 the family moved to
Indiana. I would like to know where Sarah White PUGH
is buried in Wilson CO. Thanks for your help.
3. JONES, HOLLEMAN, CUNNINGHAM, STIRLING,
Linda W. Jones,
I'm resarching the following names in Tennesse: Clinton M. HOLLEMAN (in
Civil War) born about 1844 in TN married January 30, 1870
in Rusk Co,TX. He died in Texas. his wife Albina T. CUNNINGHAM
born about 1851 in Tennesse died in Texas.
Elizabeth STIRLING born about 1825 in New York; her husband Jonathan
WILLIS died in 1859; she moved to TN after 1859 with her
brother JAMES (?) or Warner (?) STIRLING and bought a
plantation in Nashville or Chatanooga, and lost it during
the Civil War. She moved back to West Schuyler or Utica NY after
losing her plantation and died there. She had the following
children: William WILLIS(ABT 1846),
Mabel WILLIS (ABT 1847), Asa John WILLIS
(Aug. 13, 1853- he was my great grandfather, a drummer
boy in the Civil War) John WILLIS, date
unknown) Will appreciate any help in finding Clinton
M. HOLLEMAN, Asa John WILLIS,
and James or Warner (or whatever) STIRLING listed possibly
in the Civil War Records of TN.
Linda W. Jones,
James W. Dyer NSDV00A@prodigy.com I
believe that my William DYER was from Jackson CO, TN.
A William DYER was listed in the 1830 census of Jackson
Co. In the 1840 there was no William in Jackson Co.
but there was a new William DYER in Smith Co.
James W. Dyer NSDV00A@prodigy.com
5. DOBSON, BOYD, WAGNER, BROWN:
Joel Dobson;JoelDobson@aol.com 1).
Looking for: Parents of WILLIAM P. BOYD, born 1816, probably
TN, married Dec 30 1840 in Davidson Co, TN to Catherine
WAGNER, who was born in 1815. William died 1854,
prob Davidson Co TN. 2). Also looking for any other
wives of WILLIAM R. DOBSON, born April 20, 1803, died Oct
11,1880, Wilson Co, TN. Married Margaret BROWN in 1841, but
had children before that.
Joel Dobson; (need new email)
6. Virginia J. Reese email@example.com
1). Looking for inf. on Dr. James Buchanan GARRISON, born 1842 in
Franklin, Tenn. Died in Victoria Texas in 1890. Married
Gulnare HALLIBURTON on May 15, 1864 (in Arkansas, I believe).
He had a medical practice in Arkansas. 2). Looking for
any information on Lucinda HERNDON, born December 17, 1797
in South Carolina; died in 1834 in Humphreys Co. TN. Married
Thomas HALLIBURTON on Dec 15, 1815. I believe her
parents were Benjamin HERNDON and Nancy NEWTON.
Virginia J. Reese firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Lari Naismith email@example.com "COCKE
CO TN: Wish to exchange information with descendants of
William ACTON, James BRYANT and William
BRYANT, Wright BROOKS, Thomas
CLEVENGER, Abraham FINE,
Ezekial FOX, William
FRESHOUR, James GRAY and William
GRAY, John W. HALL, Daniel
HURLEY, Phillip JENKINS,
Jesse LOYD, Thomas MANTOOTH,
William McNABB, James
NETHERTON, William ODELL,
Bartlett SISK, George
THOMAS, William VINSON and
John WOOD. All were residents of Cocke Co.,
TN sometime during the 1800s." Lari Naismith
8. Charlee Wilson RXW276A@prodigy.com
(MRS CHERALYNN WILSON) or
firstname.lastname@example.org I collect info
on all spellings of Jack/Jacks/Jacques surname. There
are several branches of this family in TN. I'll be glad to check
my database for anyone seeking info on these lines
(free of charge), and would like to share data with
interested parties. My ancestor is Jeremiah JACK
b. 1750 who settled in Knox CO, TN.
Charlee Wilson RXW276A@prodigy.com
9. David Dyer
email@example.com We recently
were connected to the internet at Gamaliel (KY) Elementary.
I am looking for inf. on the surnames DYER, HALE, TOLBERT or TALBOT,
and WOODCOCK. If you have information on these names
or know of anyone who might have information, I would
like to make contact. My great grandfather was James
Tolbert DYER. He married Mary Ann HALE in Washington Co.
TN in 1843. They came to Monroe CO in the early 1850's
and then to Macon CO in the late 1870's. Thanks for
David Dyer firstname.lastname@example.org
10. HARVEY FAMILY WASHINGTON CO INDIANA RUSS
HARVEY; 2344 N. GERRARD AVE;
SPEEDWAY, IN 46224
Email:N9RSP@aol.com HAVE A VAST COLLECTION OF HARVEY
AND ALLIED KIN NAMES AND DATA. WILL EXCHANGE
11. Carole Hammett
AJV598A@prodigy.com White County,
TN: COMBS/JOHNSON - Early Settlers (I believe they arrived
between 1777 and 1806?), seek inf. on the following:
1 Mason C. Combs, Jr. 1746/47 - +Dorothy (?) 2
Sarah Combs 1779 - Abt 1829 +Martin Johnson, Sr. 1777/1852
3 William Johnson Abt
1800 - 1885 +Mary Logue *2nd Wife of
William Johnson: +Rosanah Drake 3
James B. Johnson Abt 1801 - 1856 +Rachel
Boyd *2nd Wife of James B.
Russell 3 Pleasant Miller Johnson 1805 -
1904 +Margaret Counts
3 Matilda Johnson Abt 1807 - Abt
1899 +George Washington Counts
3 John Clark Johnson 1810 -
1885 +Mary Jane Drake Abt 1811 - Abt 1880
3 Thomas Murrell Johnson 1811
- Abt 1892 +Sarah McMurray
3 Martin Johnson, Jr. 1813 -
1897 +Lydia Liddy Hawk 1814 - 1845 *2nd Wife of Martin
Johnson, Jr.: +Sarah Bailey 1829 -1906
3 Sarah Johnson 1815 -
1896 +Nicholas Counts
3 Richard Murrell Johnson 1817
- 1859 +Nancy McMurray
3 Dolly Johnson
Abt 1819 - 3 Nancy Johnson
Abt 1820 - 1897 +Isaac Drake 3 Eliza
Johnson Abt 1824 - +Isaac Mitchell 2 Jeremiah
Combs 1788 - +Charity Rhodes 3
Mason C. Combs 1823- +Margaret E. (?) 2 Simon
Combs 2 Sylvia Combs +Daniel Paine James
Johnson's parents are John JOHNSON, Sr. and Elizabeth
ELLYSON, m. 8/7/1725 in New Kent, Henrico Co,
VA. Further, the CREWS family
researchers have sent me some material which lists
Elizabeth's ancestry back through to her great grandfather,
Robert ELLYSON I m. Elizabeth (?) in the early
1600s. 2) SULLIVAN/POOLE/JOHNSON/
Seeking info re the following: 1 Steven Sullivan
Bef 1820 - . +Minerva H. Titsworth Abt 1813 -
2 Frank Sullivan Abt 1832
- ..... 2 Sarah Sullivan
Abt 1844 2 Grunlop
Sullivan Abt 1846 - ..... 2 Martha Sullivan Abt 1849 -
2 Bill Sullivan Abt 1851
- ..... 2 Griffia (?) Sullivan Abt 1854 -
2 Thomas McQuire Sullivan 1856 - 1898
+Lydia Ann Johnson 1857/1944
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
Carole 3) JOHNSON/TENN-ARK
I am a direct descendent of Martin Johnson, Sr, as
follows: Martin Johnson, Jr. and Lydia Liddy
Hawk, Richmond Gregory Johnson & Ruth Jane
Burchett, Lydia Ann Johnson and Thomas McQuire
Sullivan, Noah Richmon Sullivan and Egzelia Zora
Pool, Arttie William Sullivan and Edith Evelyn
Craver, Verdean Sullivan (my mother) and Willis
the Johnsons traced back to John Johnson, Sr. and Elizabeth
Ellyson, but with a lot of gaps. I would love to have whatever
information anyone has that is available and also, how
to purchase copies of "Johnson Family 1743-1978"
12. Patricia (Donahue)O'Boyle
email@example.com for short
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
lengthy data. There were five Morrises in Greene Co. IL
from about 1830's: Mr. Marvel MORRIS, b. TN; d. Feb
1876. Hettie MORRIS, b Knox Co,
TN, d. 1843 who married Amos McPHERON who was born
20 Sept 1796 Knox Co. TN., s/o Samuel and Elizabeth McPHERON of
VA, Amos one of thirteen children. At age of 23 he
m. Hettie MORRIS and m. was celebrated Sept 1819.
They removed to IL 1828. Amos, widower, m. Elizabeth
MELDRUM Aug 1843. Lorenzo Dow MORRIS, b. VA 1805.
Worked lead mines in Galena in 1826 and married Mary
Witt in Greene Co.IL Nov 3, 1831, who was b. Eastern TN
28 March 1812 and d. 1842. William MORRIS
who entered service Oct 7, '61, disability discharged
1 Apr 1862. AND MY 3RD Great
GRANDMOTHER: POLLY MORRIS, b. Apr 25.1811 (location
unknown)who m. Daniel KIRBY, b.1796, Talbot Co. MD who
removed to Greene Co. IL ca 1830, had m. 1st in MD to
Elizabeth HARDCASTLE, and 2nd POLLY MORRIS Aug 25, 1833. Polly d.
20 May 1842...and Daniel then married sister of his
first wife, Mary HARDCASTLE 24 Jan 1843.
My 2nd great grandfather, born to Polly
(Morris) and Daniel KIRBY was CALEB KIRBY, b. Greene Co.
IL 5 Sept 1835, m. 21 Apr 1861 to Nancy BROWN. Caleb
d. 9 Aug 1864 and My great grandmother, Mary Elizabeth "Molly"
KIRBY, James KIRBY and Belle KIRBY (born after Caleb's
death) were their children. It has long been tradition
that these named Morris were siblings and many
years have been spent in trying to confirm the tradition
that they were descended from THE Robert and Sarah (White) MORRIS
of Philadelphia, PA and signer of the Declaration of
Independence as well as financier of the Revolution....through
one of their sons. There are names that parallel
those of Greene CO, IL but nothing that proves
relationship thus far.
It appears that it is time to re-group and re-vamp to try to find
them in TN as is stated in Bios on Hettie (MORRIS) McPHERON (Amos
also from Knox Co. TN, a likely place to begin, with Marvel
MORRIS listed as being b. in TN and the wife of Lorenzo
Dow MORRIS, Mary WITT being listed a having been b. in
Eastern TN 1812) I would appreciate hearing from
anyone with even the smallest clue to this
MORRIS family..a census, a bio, land records and/or
suggestions for further research. In appreciation, Thank you,
Pat Patricia (Donahue)O'Boyle
email@example.com for short
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
13. (1994) Bill Morrow
Email:email@example.com 9330 Meaux
Drive; Houston, TX 77031 Ph 713-774-0912
Thanks for your note. The name GOODMAN is familiar to me as I
constantly come across it when looking in indexes for
GOOLSBY. Have seen lots more GOODMANs listed.
Quite a few of my TN ancestors lived in Wilson and Smith Counties
the early to mid 1800's. My grandfather MORROW was born
and raised in Buffalo Valley which is on the border of Smith
and Putnam Counties and at an early date was entirely in Smith Co.
He was shot and killed on the 4th of August 1909 at the
West End of the Caney Fork Railroad Bridge, which is actually
in Smith Co but for some reason the two men who shot him
were tried in Cookeville, Putnam Co. I visited that area of
TN for nine days in May but was NOT able to get any records of the
two trials because the Court was just moving into a new
Justice Center and also Court was in session. A friend
of mine in Silver Point is working on getting me copies
of the trials. I know two brothers named MOSS were
tried and convicted (separately) of
manslaughter. My CARLIN/CARLEN, HOLLADAY, WEBB, DRAPER
& PEMBERTON ancestors came
through Wilson and Smith counties of TN. I am very fortunate
to have access to the Clayton Genealogy Library here
in Houston. If I can ever check anything for you, let me know. Do
you know Dr. Alvis HOLLADAY of Brentwood who wrote The
Holladay Family book? I also have quite a few lines in
Jackson Co but unfortunately there is not too much in the
Clayton or the Putnam Co Library on Jackson Co.TN. My
GOOLSBY and MANIER lines seem to be there. Many of
these people trace back to VA, NC and SC in the 1700's. I am
currently working on a "theory" that I am related to some
TN STOUT's. So far I have located STOUT in Washington, Greene,
Carter, Overton, Jackson and Sumner Counties without being
able to construct more than two family
groups. There may also be a connection to Charles
HARMON,a Rev War Vet from VA
who is living in 1840 with an Eleanor STOUT (I think she
is his daughter). Even if it doesn't "work out" it's interesting to
try to put the pieces together. Hope to hear from
14. Carole A. Morrison
CAMORRISON@aol.com Looking for Lewis
Manfield GRIGG and children. Lewis M. GRIGG was the
son of Lewis GRIGG (son of Lewis GRIGG who d. 1783
in Greensville Co., VA) and Martha Jones MALONE, daughter of Isham MALONE
and Lucy LANIER. His parents were married in Mecklenburg
His mother, Martha, died when he was young, it appears his father
to Susannah GREGORY about 1808 in Greensville Co.,
VA. They resided for a time in VA and removed to
Rutherford Co, TN about 1830,
where his father, Lewis, died in 1836.
Lewis M. GRIGG married at least 2 times and had children by both
He is in 1840 and 1850 Census in Rutherford CO, TN; also listed
in 1860 Census but appears under name of Lewis M.
GREGG. Did he die between 1860 and 1870? Did he move
to some other location?
What happened to his children? Anyone with information
or anyone who needs help on his ancestors, please reply.
Have collected lots of information on this fam. Carole
A. Morrison CAMORRISON@aol.com
15. Dick Moody WSSDA@aol.com I am
searching for ancestors, descendants or relatives of Mary Ann FORD of TN
(direct lineage for author). If you have any ties, I would
be happy to share the information I have. George
MOODY, b 1777 @ ?, d 25 Oct 1840 in TN, (m. Hannah POPE, b. 1780,
d.1850); Adam Stokes MOODY, b 3 Mar 1813 at Sullivan
Co.,Tenn, d 18 Jan 1899 at same, (m. Mary Ann ROACH, b.
1812, d. 1860); George MOODY, b 27 Apr 1832 at Sullivan
Co., Tenn, d 5 May 1902 at same,
(m. Mary Ann FORD, b. 3 May 1826, d. 16 July
1892); Nelson Columbus MOODY, b 20 Mar 1854 near
Knoxville, Tenn, d. 5 Jun 1925
location unknown, (m. Nancy Virginia SMITH, b. 6 Dec. 1857, d.
??, TN); Hugh Dexter MOODY, b 22 Aug 1884
near Jonesboro, Tenn, d. 16 Aug 1947
at Seattle, WA, (m. Claracy Gambier EVANS, b. 15 Feb 1889, Gambier
Island, B.C. Canada, d. 12 Oct 1970, Seattle,
WA); Thomas Howard MOODY, b. 13 Dec 1917 at Seattle,
WA, d. 23 May 1977
at Seattle WA, (m. Patricia L. OSSINGER (b. 19 JUN 1919,
Seattle, WA); I am Richard David MOODY,Dick Moody
WSSDA@aol.com, b. 2 Feb 1951
at Seattle, WA, (m. Terrie Susan LYONS, b. 11 March 1952 at Everett,
WA) Dick Moody
16. Molly Graham Welch firstname.lastname@example.org
I just now saw your page on the WWW and thought I would write.
I used to live in Brentwood & Donelson from 1980
to 1988. I wasn't interested in genealogy at the
time, had I known that my ancestors, the Grahams, lived
in TN I probably would have done some research.
Robert B. GRAHAM was b. 1824 in TN. His father b. SC and mother b.
NC. Next record I have for him is 1849 Bossier Par.,
LA when he married Eliza McLELLAND (she may have
been a widow). The 1850 Bossier Parrish, LA Census
shows Eliza & Robert with a boy living with them
James Thomas McLELLAND, 12 yrs. He is either a son or
brother. Their son James Finley GRAHAM was born in
1852. The Grahams moved to Hunt Co., TX in app. 1853.
Their 2nd son, Samuel R. GRAHAM, was born in 1854 in TX.
James Finley GRAHAM moved to AR in the 1870s.
He married Mary "Mollie" Hooper WILLIAMS. Their son
Brantley Gillespie GRAHAM was my grandfather and he was born
in the 1870s. Because of the Gillespie connections
in LA and TX , I have done a little research in Sumner,
& Williamson Cos. in TN and Rowan Co., NC. I
believe there is a possibility of a connection with CLARKS,
RATCLIFFS &/or KNIGHTS.
Thanks, Molly Graham Welch
email@example.com P.S. My maternal
grandfather moved from Newport, TN to Newport, AR in the
1890s. There are many people researching these families: the
Mantooths and the Runyans.
17. Subj: WHITSITT,MENEES(E) From:
SiddyCat@aol.com Series publ.in 1909 by Wlm.
Whitsitt in the old AM. Hist.Mag. entitled: -----The
Annals of a Scotch-Irish Family: The Whitsitts of Nashville,
TN. Info on over 150 families, most freq.
WISE. -- Also info on Bap. Church 18/19th
cen. in Va. Areas include Nashville, Mill Creek area
(south Davidson Co, TN) Neely's Bend, Logan Co.,
Ky, Amherst and Albemarle Cos.Va. Time frame spans
mid 1700s to 1909. --Book is soft cover, spiral bound of
about 35 double-sided pages excl. index. $15 incl. postage.
Republished by Friends of Mill Creek Baptist Church and Graveyard
(non-profit) in 1994 as fund-raiser.
Send check and mailing instructions to
--Friends of Mill Creek Baptist Church and
Graveyard; 4863 Jonquil Drive, Nashville, TN
37211. Make ck. payable to Friends of Mill Creek Baptist
Church and Graveyard -- I am on Board of Dir. of Friends
and worked on this publication myself. It is solely a
genealogical work and would be very helpful to the right folks.
18. Subj: Memphis TN Death Certificates Date: 96-02-02
16:02:23 EST From: SylviaJGTN@aol.com
The Memphis Public Library has all death certificates over
50 years old in the city archives. The archives are
in the Cossitt Branch - (901) 526-1712 at: -Memphis
Public Library 33 S. Front Street;
Memphis TN 38101. The archives are not open
everyday or at specific times, so keep trying! Hope
this helps some of you.
19. Subj: Re:Anne Arundel Co MD From:
MollieK@aol.com Maryland State Archives, formerly
known as the Hall of Records, will do a one hour
search that includes 20 pages of copying, if any, for 20
dollars. You can write or call for details
at: MD. State Archives 350
Rowe Blvd Annapolis, MD 21401
Ph 410-974-3914 (or toll free in MD 800-235-4045)
20. Subj: A good giggle..... From:
SBYB36A@prodigy.com (MRS LAVERNE
J MARKART) To: Genny1@aol.com Nancy
- if your senior's group is easily amused (and NOT easily
offended!), thought they might enjoy this --- This would
be a whole lot funnier if there weren't so much truth
in it!! HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE GROWING
OLDER 1. Everything hurts, and what doesn't hurt,
doesn't work 2. The gleam in your eye is from the
sun hitting your bifocals 3. You feel like the morning
after and you haven't been anywhere 4. Your little
black book contains only names ending in M.D. 5.
You get winded playing Canasta 6. Your children look
middle-aged 7. A dripping faucet causes an uncontrollable
bladder urge 8. You know all the answers but no one
asks you the questions 9. You look forward to a dull
evening 10 You turn out the lights for economic rather
than romantic reasons 11 You sit in a rocking chair and
can't get it going 12 Your knees buckle but your
belt won't 13 Your back goes out more than you
do 14 The little gray haired lady you help across
the street is your wife 15 You have too much room
in the house and not enough in the medicine chest 16
You sink your teeth in a steak and they stay there
21. Karen Tippets, MsRoots@aol.com
I saw your newsletter on AOL and since I've got a lot of East TN
links that we're trying to untangle, thought I'd
send you an e-mail with a couple of queries to post if
you don't mind. Let me know when your next newsletter will
be posted so I can be sure to download it. Family
#1: Karen Tippets, MsRoots@aol.com Richard
and Louis ADKINS/ATKINS came into Grainger co, TN from
Virginia. Lewis/Louis was born 5 May 1785.
They married sisters in Grainger co: Mary (Polly) MONROE to
Richard ADKINS/ATKINS on Nov 5 1805, Elizabeth MONROE
to Louis ADKINS/ATKINS 24 Jan 1804.
Richard ADKINS/ATKINS moved to Anderson Co, and descendants ended
up in Missouri. Louis ADKINS/ATKINS
had a large family that spread out over Union and
Grainger counties. Looking for more information
about siblings and parents of these two
brothers. It has been suggested that Elijah and Nancy HUNTER ADKINS
might be their parents, but can find no proof, and
most listings of their children don't include these
two boys. Family #2: Karen Tippets,
MsRoots@aol.com Mary SHARP md ___ COMER
(Possibly Addison Nathaniel Comer but no marriage record
found to date) and had a daughter Emily Catherine COMER who
was born in 1840. Mary SHARP COMER is listed as a widow in the 1850
census living with her widowed mother Catherine SHARP.
Her daughter Emily Catherine COMER md Sylvester ATKINS
7 Mar 1859 in Knox CO. Sylvester is the grandson
of the above Louis ATKINS. I am looking for more
information about the Sharp family and the missing
Comer connection. Family #3: Karen Tippets,
MsRoots@aol.com John BOOKER had
children: John BOOKER, George
BOOKER, Elizabeth BOOKER,
James BOOKER, William
BOOKER, Ibie (Isabella)BOOKER,
Nancy BOOKER and Sally
BOOKER These were born in Amelia co, VA. They then
moved to Grainger Co, TN where son George BOOKER
married Sarah (Sally) BOND 2 Jan 1822. George BOOKER was
born 27 Oct 1798. Isabella BOOKER married
James DAVIS 22 May 1823 in Knox Co. and was deceased
before 1850. She had at least 3 children.
Elizabeth BOOKER married Charles SKAGGS in Knox co in Feb
1832. I have quite a bit of inf. on George's descendants,
some on Elizabeth's and James'. Will share and coordinate
research efforts. Family #4: Karen Tippets,
MsRoots@aol.com Looking for ancestry
of Sarah "Sally" BOND who married George BOOKER.
Her parents are believed to be Isaac and Sarah FRYAR (dau of
William Fryar and Margaret LOVE) BOND, but have found nothing to
positively identify them as her parents, or show other
siblings. I believe that George BOND may have been a brother,
but have no proof. Isaac's parents are believed to
be George or John and Elizabeth BOND who were immigrants
from England...again no positive identification found.
Have Sarah's descendants, but would love more inf on her family.
I want to hear from anyone who can connect.
22. Karen Lewis Paramore firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the prompt response. During my research,
the most valuable sources I've found are people in
their 70's and 80's who have memories, notes, family bibles
and NO COMPUTERS! I have been able to trace Mary
GAMBILL (GAMBLE, GAMBOL) ancestors back to her GG
Grandmother, Patience LEWIS (1682 - 1750) who was
a sister to Councilor John LEWIS, first in the 9L WARNER
HALL line of Lewis's. There
is obviously a double line of descent from the original
Lewis family. The other inf. I have on Fielding LEWIS
is that he was born in Culpeper CO, VA May 15, 1768.
His name first appeared on Tax records in Wilkes
CO, N.C. in 1786. The land listed in his name was
owned by George LEWIS with whom Fielding was living at the
time. Researchers believe this George LEWIS was almost
certainly his uncle. There is a letter dated May
16, 1850 written by Charles LEWIS (Fielding's son)
stating that "the old man went, this fall, to North Carolina to see
his sisters....."; no mention of their names.
There is evidence through letters and family
accounts that Fielding moved Mary and his first son,
William Lewis westward across the Blue Ridge
Mountains to Sandlick, TN (7 miles west of Tazewell, TN) in 1792
or 1793. A letter written by a GG grandson stated,
"Fielding Lewis came to TN from Virginia. His Uncle
George Lewis told him and his brothers about the fine
lands he had surveyed in Kentucky and said that he and his
brothers, JOHN Lewis and WILLIAM Lewis, concluded
to move to Kentucky. On the way, they stopped at
the Clinch River (near Tazewell) and Fielding decided to
stay. The two brothers went up the River toward Boonsboro
and Fielding never heard from them again." On
May 16, 1817, Fielding purchased a book HISTORY OF VIRGINIA
by J. W. Campbell (written in 1813). There were
handwritten entries in the book, apparently made
by Fielding, which indicate that his name was T.
Fielding LEWIS. The book is supposedly in the possession of Dixie
Haase in Granby, MO. This would explain why his son, Fielding
LEWIS never signed his name as "Fielding Lewis, Jr."
which would have been the custom. An interesting
fact is that two different descendants (neither of whom
knew the other existed) both stated that their ancestors are from
the same line of descent as Meriwether LEWIS (of the Lewis
and Clark expedition) - also born in
Virginia. I have a GEDCOM file of the Lewis descendants
and would be glad to send a copy to anyone who may
be interested. Again, thanks for your help. Karen Lewis
23. Judy Kuhn
(1). I did a little research for you on epidemics
in the TN area of US. --The great Cholera epidemic
was spread by immigrants from Europe. The major years
were 1832, 1849, 1866, and 1873. By 1890, the disease was
practically controlled. --Malaria was also of epidemic
proportions in the late 1800's. The hottest summer
on record was 1886, and later 1887. Mosquitoes were out
of control in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys, as
well as tributaries. This went on for years.
--TB was also of epidemic proportions at
the time. Children ages 5-15 rarely died from the
"adult" epidemics, as this is a period of "Natural
Immunity." --That might be why
our grandmothers survived whatever the epidemic was.
I'm still searching...more to come. --Judy
K. (2) Judy Kuhn
SayHeyJK@aol.com I am researching
the MILSOM family from Glen Mary, TN. Jennie Tomlinson
Milsom died in 1893, and her husband, Henry J. Milson, in 1900. Henry
had remarried to Flora Trainham in 1894. There were three
children: -Jennie (Janice) Edmonson
MILSOM, -John Henry MILSOM and
-Mary May MILSOM, born between 1887 and 1893.
-Jennie Edmonson MILSOM was my gr-mother who married Raymond McCARTY
in 1905. She died in 1913, leaving a 5 and 3 year
old; they lost all contact with the rest of her
family. --I'd like to find descendants of John Henry
MILSOM and Mary May MILSOM -Jennie Edmonson MILSOM
was adopted in 1901 by a family named CARR in
Somerset, KY; not sure if other children were adopted, or if they
stayed with the step-mother. Individuals could contact
me at my address on AOL:
Email:SayHeyJK@aol.com --------------. Thanks.--
Judy Kuhn SayHeyJK@aol.com
24. Mid-West TN Genealogical Society address: PO Box
3343, Murray Station Jackson, TN 38303-0343.
25. Jack Hughes email@example.com I am working
on the several families - all from the Tri Cities area.
I live in GA and need to find a good county map for TN.
Jacob and James BAKER twins b. 1848, father was Levi BAKER,
and grandfather was John BAKER. (Bristol, Sullivan Co,Tn/
VA) Jacob died 1918 married Mary DIETRING, had 12
children. Perry ANDERSON, b. 9-8-1871
d 3-26-1947 married 1st wife Elizabeth Hensley, 2nd
wife Lucinda Herron she died in 1962. Stanley Valley, Hawkins
CO.Tn/ VA line.
Kingsport/GateCity: John SNAPP, back to Alseace but not much on
Snapp of the 1900 Blountville Tn area.. Rachel Blackmore,
born 8-3-1769 died 8-13-1830 had six children, Lived
at Reedy Creek, Blountville, Tn. Mathew Campbell
RHEA, no date, granddaughter Elizabeth M Rhea born 1767
died 3-13-1831. Sullivan Co. Tn. John Henry JETER, born
6-1-1822 died 3-19-1899 Hawkins Co, Tn.
These are the oldest in each list that I have.
I have over 750 names in my Gedcom file related to these
families, the biggest problem is birth / death dates
and spouses or children. Any help with these families
would be greatly appreciated. I am willing to share
info. please email Jack Hughes
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org (Jack Hughes)or
email@example.com (2) I am most curious about the
BAKER side of my family. My gr-mother was Flora Baker,
but my grandfather did not follow that line back very far.
-- We have long wondered why he never continued on the Baker
line. My grandfather spent many years, dollars and
travel many miles searching the family tree, all
of this before I was even born, 1946. I have copies
of all his work and have just years later gotten downloaded in the
computer. I would love to add to any part. He was
diligent, getting the children where possible, but
not the related marriages; he personally visited
families with the Snapp name all the way to PA.
My gr-mother was the first dark haired, dark eye person to marry
into the Snapp, german blond, blue eyed clan. My
father always thought that maybe there was some Indian
blood in the Baker line. Any help with my search
would be greatly appreciated. My Snapp clan came
from the TriCities area, Sullivan Co.,specifically
Reedy Creek area of Blountville, Tn. Jack Hughes
(New email address
as of 9/21/97) Thanks
for your help. My Gambill/Gamble is my gr-gr-gr -grandmother
- Hannah Gambill. She was born 22 Aug 1817 in White
Co. TN. She married (in IN) Sanders Pigg also of
TN. Her parents were Martin Gambill and Susan Shadden,
both of VA. She had several brothers and sisters, one
being Morgan Gambill. She was the 5th child. She was in Indiana by
1832. I hope we can make a connection. Thanks again.
27. Donna Suarez
or firstname.lastname@example.org I am searching
for the parents of Josiah T (S?) ROSS born May, 1854 in TN.
In 1880 he was residing in Houston Co., TX ; married to Mississippi
MCPHAIL (born 1858 in MS.). Josiah stated for the census
takers that his father was born in Mississippi and his
mother in North Carolina. Who were they? I also have two
(fairly identical) World Wide Web pages at
I appreciate your offer to put my query in your
newsletter. My maiden name is Ross and my Ross line
has been the most difficult of all my family lines to trace.
28. Dale Bookout Karisny
DaleK213@aol.com I live in Louisiana.
I have many roots in TN, but my research is at a
standstill. I am researching BOOKOUT, MASSINGALE (and variants) and
COX. I am trying to find out who
my GGgrandfather John Williamson Bookout's, father was.
I thought I would try to research the Massingale line and
see where that might lead to. BOOKOUT /
MASSINGALE line:John W.Bookout m Celia Massingale (b 08 JUN 1817)
09 FEB 1840,McMinn Co TN. I would like to find her parents and siblings
and any descendants. Maybe it will lead to the identity
of John's father. BOOKOUT / COX line:James Henry
Bookout (s/o John & Celia) m Mary M. Cox (b abt
1844)(d abt 1872-73 McMinn) 23 OCT 1867, McMinn Co.
Need Mary's birthdate and deathdate,also her parents and
siblings. Also looking for my Grandfather's sister,
Mary E. Bookout, born abt 1868. James and Mary Bookout
had two children that I know of. Mary was born first
and John Williamson Bookout was b 18 APR 1870, McMinn Co.
(my grfather) BOOKOUT / HILL line:I found
a M.E. Bookout in Knox Co. She married Raleigh W.
HILL 10 NOV 1892. She is a good possibility. I need information on
this family.I don't have access to TN census records.
Would like to know where M.E. BOOKOUT was in 1880.
Mary was in McMinn Co,TN in 1870 with parents and
baby brother. Mary may have lived with relatives after her mother
died. This is just a theory and wishful thinking on my
part. If you can help me in any way,or have any suggestions
that would help, I would appreciate it very much. Thank
you in advance for your help. Sincerely, Dale Bookout
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