TN GENEALOGY QUERIES #6 - QUERY6.HTML - DECEMBER 1997
Nancy P. Goodman's
Tennessee Genealogy Queries
QUERY6.HTML Dec 1997
Subj: LINKAGE Date: 97-12-01
From: (John Osler)
Page/John E. Osler/default
This info is from Family Gathering - the system I am using at the present
Thanks and I do have many relatives living in Tenn.
In fact my mother was born in Newport,Tenn.
HENDERSON, BEDFORD, LEMING, McINVALE, MULLEN,
SWIFT, WADDY, FIELDER:
Subj: Henderson/Bedford/Leming/McInvale/Mullen Date: 97-12-02
I am researching the following families
Any help on these families will be appreciated. thank you
Subj: How to write a genealogical query Date: 97-12-02
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kathleen
I was impressed by the understandable way you present the information at
your web site. I wanted to ask your permission to make reference to your
site and this portion of it in particular on the ILLINOIS-LIST at
WEAKLEY, McGAUGH, HARNISH, COBLE:
Subj: Weakley Family Date: 97-12-02
I was thrilled to find the WEAKLEY family listed under the Family Tree
Maker web site.
I have been searching the McGAUGH part of my lineage for a while now
and have not been able to turn up anything.
When I saw the name "Weakley", it struck a cord!!!
As my Great Great Grandfather had the middle name of Weakley, I believe
I might be on the right track here.
These are the names I am interested in:
Matthew Weakley McGaugh born July 8, 1846 in Marshall Co.,
TN died April 13, 1919 in Elkins, TX married H. J. (Jennie) COBLE
Mar 2, in TN died in TX The above is the furthest back I can get on the
McGaugh's and if I can tie them into the Weakley's, I would like to
search that line too!!
Thank you so much for your time. If you could provide me with any
information or point me in the right direction, I would be very
grateful. Again, thank you.
ANSWER TO THE ABOVE WEAKLEY/McGAUGH
Subj: Matthew Weakley McGaugh Date: 97-12-03
Hi, Loretta and Nancy!
Loretta writes: "These are the names I am interested in: Matthew Weakley
July 8, 1846 in Marshall Co., TN died April
13, 1919 in Elkins, TX
married H. J. (Jennie) Coble born Mar 2, in TN died in TX."
The only McGAUGH shown in The Southern Virgina Weakley Families and
Their Descendants by Samuel Anderson Weakley <SAW> is
b. 19 Dec 1772 in VA, m. Isaac WEAKLEY (B9) 10 Mar 1797 in Davidson
He speculates that Sarah died about 1841 in Scott Co., MO, as Isaac
busy making land deals there at the time. Isaac then apparently returned
to TN and married Mary Hunter-Lee
29 Sep 1842 in Davidson Co.
SAW has no further information on Sarah, except that she and Isaac
eight children, six boys and two girls. The WEAKLEY family seems to
been much admired, and it is entirely possible that some in Sarah's
McGaugh line admired Isaac or another Weakley and decided to give
Matthew the Weakley name.
SAW gives some examples of this in the Robert WEAKLEY (B7) line.
A brief note on the ID numbers:
SAW begins the genealogy in America with Robert Weakley (no wife known),
who had four children:
A, William Weakley, who had no children;
B, Robert Weakley, m. Elinor STEWART;
C, James Weakley, m. Hannah COFFEE; and
D. Jean Weakley, m. John STEWART.
He traces all lines to some degree, but the largest, by far, is the
The numbers refer to the children in order of birth. Sometimes there is a
lowercase "a" or "b" following a number indicating second and third
and few times more! I am a seventh generation descendant in the B
I am also working POWERS and EVANS and related lines, which you know
extensive. I am always happy to assist in any way that I can.
Best wishes in your endeavors. Sincerely,
EMAIL: KenPow@bellsouth.net (new
Subj: My Goodman Line Date: 97-12-03
From: email@example.com (Pat Salisbury)
I am looking for information on a Sarah Alice GOODMAN who was born ca.
1868 in Jackson Co., Illinois.
Can you help me in any way?
This is all that I know other than she married 19 Mar 1885 to William
I will take any type of GOODMAN informtion so that I might try to
connection to someone.
MERRILL, GREGORY, KNIGHT:
Subj: Tennessee Ancestors Date: 97-12-05
I am trying to research William Roland Merrill, who died in Athens,
Limestone County, Alabama in Feb. 1849. William was born in Rowan
NC in 1816 and married Lucretia Gregory in Limestone County, Alabama
1836 and they had 4 children ,
James Polk and
They must have moved back and forth to Lincoln and Giles County, TN
his death Mary Jane married in TN and his wife, daughter of Byrd GREGORY,
Lucretia was in those counties in the 1850 census. Byrd Gregory was
back and forth between Alabama and Tennessee.
What I am trying to find out is where Wm. Merrill is buried and who
I believe them to be John Merrill and Mary (Polly) Chapman)
Would the local papers at the time have carried obits? I hope!!!
He fought in the Mexican War and died as a result of dysentery from
in Mexico. I have tried everywhere to locate his place of burial and
parentage .....census, marriage , National Archives, wills, etc.....
I have info from his time spent in the service..but, no listing of
.... Would any records be in that area on these people.....
By the way, tonight was the first time that I've been in your home
and I am impressed ... I use many and will come back to visit....
BYERLEY, BYERLY, KINSER, FOUNTAIN:
Subj: [TN] TN ancestors from PA, MD,or VA? Date: 97-12-05
From:firstname.lastname@example.org Doris Kinser
Fountain (new email)
While researching a German family (Byerley), I found information which
I believe should be considered by all researchers who are struggling
determine from which state northeast of TN was the pre-1800 home of
future Tennesseans. Some researchers refuse dialog with researchers
from "other" states of
the same surname and may make a serious mistake.
When I recently returned from Lancaster CO, PA, it took only a few
to drive from PA into MD and on into Northern VA, which was the route
which many ancestors took down the "Great Wagon Road" as they came
the future state of TN.
From the early pages of The Byerly Family of the Vally of VA, by John
Byerley, Jr, 8305 Spring Hollow Drive, Richmond, VA 23227, 1994:
Out of regard for the rights of the Indians, the authorities
in PA did
not permit settlement west of the Susquehana River until after 1729.
Many of these German immigrants thus resolved to seek homes sites
Two decades before the Am. Rev. large numbers of non-sectarian
from PA spilled over the southern borders of that Province into Frederick
Lord Fairfax of VA offered them special inducements to settle in
VA. The trail of Monacracy started at a point on the
near the present site of Wrightsville and thus to a point on the Monacacy
River near the boundary of PA and MD and along the river to the Potomac.
(From page 12). Documentation is sketchy in this period. The early
did not keep careful personal records. They were more intent on preparing
their lands for cultivation and building their honmes, and wasted
on such matters; and, so it happens that the history of these first
settlements is shrouded in uncertainty.
English speaking descendants, if they found records in a language
unreadable to them, more often than not, threw these useless
Many were working as indentured servants and did not own the land.
There were no census or tax lists for those early years.
The border between PA/MD was not definite.
Deeds were often in private hands and not recorded publicly. The Germans
were suspicious of government...
The boundary between Lancaster CO, PA,and Frederick CO, MD, was not
definite. It may have been that the stay in MD was short and the
Lancaster residence remembered more strongly... Documentation...between
Hagerstown and Cerefoss is given greater credence through the association
with the families...
The move of...families into the vicinity of Harrisonburg, VA, about
same time, speaks of the closeness of their relationship in MD.
From page 17 of the same source:
The Valley of VA was in the process of being settled when the
came to The Great Valley, known now as the Shenandoah
They arrived in the second half oF the 18th century, settling in
CO in the north at Mecklenberg, (now Shepherdstown, WV).
Others settled later in Rockingham CO.
Still others settled as far south as Botetourt CO, on the James River,
at Springwood, near Fincastle, VA.
The Valley generally embraced that geographical area from Frederick
(organized in 1738) and Augusta CO (1838) in the north to Botetourt
(1770) in the south.
Boteoturt CO, as late as 1786, was considered the most frontier of
In 1778 Rockingham CO was formed from Augusta.
Understanding this territory is helpful in locating the early Byerlys
the Valley of VA.
For all non-English speaking settlers it is even more imperative to
understand the geography of the early colonies.
It also becomes more important to research with families of all future
Subj: Daniel Jones Family Date: 97-12-05
(Alinet-Sullivan Co. Public)
We are looking for information on the Daniel JONES Sr. Family.
He moved from Orange Co. NC to Hawkins Co. Tn.
He married Harriet Franklin.
Can you help us?
WEAKLEY, STOUT, WILSON, GROVES, GOODMAN,
Subj: Weakley family Date: 97-12-07
From: email@example.com (Betty &
I have been to your web page and am impressed.
I have a WEAKLEY line on my husband's line that starts with James WEAKLEY
and Jane WILSON in Ireland about 1700.
Then on to Isabel b.1749 in Pa died 1827 in Ga. who married Stephen
I also have a GOODMAN line--Henry GOODMAN, born 1758 SC married Catherine
SMITHHART and died 1833 Anderson County, Tennessee.
Might these be connected?
I have a Robert WEAKLEY in record as one of the children of James.
He married Elizabeth GILLESPIE by my records.
Subj: Question from a Novice Date: 97-12-07
I have an interest in Genealogy but have zero knowledge of the subject.
My last name is MORRIS and I know that my Great, Great Grandfather
listed in the 1850 Census in Robertson County, TN.
His name is Peter B. MORRIS and he was born in 1800.
I have never seen the actual listing but some of my relatives have.
No one has ever looked further.
Any ideas of suggestions you might have about how I might go forward
Are there any MORRIS'that you know of in your local genealogy circles in
the Robertson County area?
One of Peter MORRIS' sons listed in that 1850 Census was an ISSAC Morris.
Issac is my Great Grandfather. He moved from TN to Arkansas and it is
possible that there is very little documented information about where
He was born in 1848 and was only 2 1/2 when that census was done.
The neat thing is that if you can help me locate somone who knows
MORRIS' from TN, I know everything (or can find it out) about Issac
In one significant branch of that line, I have the only boy that can
the name going.
I know you have much going on with your own searches and if you do
even have time to respond, that is fine.
I just wanted to take a shot to see if there might be some MORRIS
know ir if you could steer me to the most valuable local resources
this type of information.
Best Reagrds and Merry Christmas,
Subj: Strickland family inquiry Date: 97-12-09
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jackie
I am seeking informatin on John and Sarah A. STRICKLAND..
I found on the 1920 Garland Co, Ar. census that John and Sarah were
both born in Tn. and so were their following children:
George STRICKLAND, b. June 1876,
Early B. STRICKLAND, Jan 1880,
it showed on the census that they had 7 living children in 1920,
I do know not the other children's names.
Lear Vesta STRICKLAND was their last child, b. 1882 in Ark.
I found a John and Sarah STRICKLAND who were married in Polk Co.,
1860, which will match the date on the Ark. census.
Two other possible names for John and Sarah's children are:
Roxy STRICKLAND, and Lizzy or Elizabeth STRICKLAND.
AVRIETT, AVERETT, AVERITTE:
Subj: James Avriett Date: 97-12-11
I am seeking information on James AVRIETT.
He was born in 1824 in Humphries County,Tennessee.
I think his father's name was William AVERETT and his mother's
Any help would be appreciated.
SULLIVAN, WEDDLE, SHIPLEY, ROGERS:
Subj: Query Date: 97-12-13
Looking for any information on a Ezekial SULLIVAN of Hawkins County
He is listed on the 1811 tax list of Capt. Looney in Hawkins County.
He had three children, that I know of, who migrated to Brown and Jackson
county in Indiana about 1830's. I am looking for the parents of Ezkial.
He had a daughter Mary Ann SULLIVAN, about 1804 who married a WEDDLE,
a son Ezekial SULLIVAN, who married two SHIPLEY girls,
and a William SULLIVAN, who married a Anna ROGERS in Jackson County in
Indiana. Any help will be appreicated.
Subj: Phillips Family Date: 97-12-14
From: Anne1941@aol.com (Anne1941)
Seeing the Phillips Family being part of your family would you have
William Rufus PHILLIPS, B.4-3-1907 in TN.
My understanding his family was from Watertown TN.
His parents were Magnus Ezra and Mary Christine (Sudekem) Phillips.
Appreciate any info you may have.
WALL, TURPIN, SUTTON, POWELL, THOMASSON:
Subj: Tenn. families question Date: 97-12-14 From:
Have relatives who began in Tenn. don't have exact names or dates
is part of my problem.
That combined with the fact they may or may not have been Native
which only compounds the problem.
Here is what I have; any info would be greatly appreciated.
Samuel WALL, wife's name may have been Lucy. Believe found on 1860
Washington (Davidson) Cty Tenn.
Son's name David Milton WALL, b. 9 Feb. 1874. Migrated to Cooper,
Delta Cty, Tx. David married Cora Allie (Alice) TURPIN, b. 2 Sept. 1883,
Cooper, Delta Cty, Tx.
All their children born in Cooper, first of which was
Lovie (Lovia) Agens WALL, b. 22 June 1900.
Stayed in Texas until some time prior to 1920. There for 1910 Census,
then disappeared prior to 1920. May have gone into Okla.
Searching for Ida Katherine SUTTON, b. 3 Aug. 1877, Macon, Tenn. Do
have parents' given names but father was also born in Tenn.
She married Daniel Henry POWELL.
Last searching for William Goodwin (or possibly Goodman) THOMASSON.
Born 18 October 1880 or possibly 1884.
My Grandmother's birth certificate says 1880, but death certificate says
1884. GGrandfather Thomasson's death certificate says he was born
in Tenn. but Grandmother's birth certificate says Van Alstyne, Texas.
I have a Social Security No. of 457-16-4229 but don't know if was
in Tenn. or Tx. Realize this isn't much to go on, but all of my family
are now deceased
and this is all I have.
Would appreciate any help you or your group could give. Thanks
Subj: Web page & queries Date: 97-12-14
Just found your great website and looked at a few of your queries.
My hubby's roots are all in TN and VA.
We would like to send you family charts and info of those that lived
Washington Co., TN... From my Family Origins I can only send descendant
charts in book form. I guess I could write out info on generations that
lived in TN??? Or..snailmail a few computer generated family charts
your classes. (p.s.my hubby and I are "seniors" - ages 74 and 76 and
We have one particular question we'd love to have help with and that
Our gr-grandfather Tinsley Rucker WILLIAMSON is buried in the
Confederate Cemetery at Hermitage - on grounds with Rachel's little
church. (we have found it in past trips to Nashville. He died in 1914.
He also lived in the Confederate Hospital/Home that was also on the
same grounds at one time. From "cousins" in Jonesboro we recently
found out that there was a
"breakdown in communications" with the home at time of his death and
he was SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN sent back to Jonesboro to be buried in
he had purchased earlier.!???!!!
Our question for you/your class is -How can we find out more about
the Confederate Home/Hospital that stood on this land?
We'd like to know the history of it - how many lived there and when
was or first used as Confederate Hospital/Home.
Both Nashville State Library and Hermitage Assoc. has given us very
little info about it - only that Tinsley came there in 1914.
Looking forward to using your website for queries, etc. and thanks
to you, - we haven't found much help in research in Washington Co.,
Oscar and Jan Williamson
PHILLIPS, KILZER, FITZGERALD:
Subj: Researching my Phillips ancestors Date: 97-12-15
From: AJBTHIRD@aol.com (AJBTHIRD)
Hello Nancy Phillips Goodman.
I am Arthur James Barnett, III. My grandmother, Martha (or Mertie)
Ethel KILZER (b.10/13/1897 d.4/2/1943) was the daughter of Israel
Buckhanan KILZER and Martha PHILLIPS (b.2/1871 d.?) She was the daughter
of Henry PHILLIPS and Sally FITZGERALD.
My grandmother Kilzer lived in Gibson County TN and that is where
was born. It is my belief that my great grandmother (Martha Phillips)
lived in Gibson County, TN but I have no idea where she was born nor
know where my great great grandparents, Henry Phillips and Sally
I would really appreciate your help if you have any information concerning
this line of Phillips.
Subj: Mills & McReynolds family Date: 97-12-15
From: email@example.com (Jan Robinson)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jan Robinson)
... I need help with researching some Cherokee blood.
Great-great-great grandparents, MARY MILLS born June, 23 1799 and
enough Cherokee blood to be able to claim land in the Oklahomas land
away. Her name does not appear on any "roll' because she chose not to
claim any land. She married James MCREYNOLDS, born on April 23, 1806.
They were married in Tennessee on November 25, 1834. His parents were
both born in South Carolina. I do not know either of their parents
They later moved to Ohio and had 4 children.
Any ideas where to look this far back before there were really any
ROBINSON, HUNTER, MELL:
Subj: Jesse HUNTER Date: 97-12-15
From: email@example.com (Jan Robinson)
Looking for the impossible!!
Jesse or Jess, Jessie HUNTER born December 25, 1816 some place in
His Father's name may have been MARFIELD HUNTER.
Also looking for a family named MELL who were in the area around
CAMPBELL COUNTY around 1861.
Any help is appreciated or tell me where to look.
LYNCH, SALYERS, FOX:
Subj: Lynch and Salyers Date: 97-12-16
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Norman
To: LYNCH-L@rootsweb.com (LYNCH-L@rootsweb.com)
Searching for information on Lynch Family and Salyers Family in
Claiborne County,TN. ca 1850.
Subj: Looking for Jones' Date: 97-12-16
How good it is to find a Tennessee Genealogy source on the WWW.
I am a genealogy buff and can trace some "branches" of my family tree 26
generations. I am having trouble tracing back my family name "JONES".
The last Jones I can trace was born in 1813, died in 1889 in Knox
named John JONES Jr. by his mother Rebecca GALLAHER and father John
who disappeared into the wilderness supposedly with Andrew Jackson
towards New Orleans.
I know they were married in Knox County in 1811 and she was from
County, TN and was born in 1788. The whereabouts and "from which Jones'
came from" remain a mystery. I have a suspicion that he may be a
of the John Jones (who was a descendant of Rev.Rowland JONES) who was one
of the original members of the State of Franklin. My grandfather,
who is now 80, and I have worked on our project for
probably 20 years now and to find the "Jones Branch" would be a real
Christmas gift. If you have any idea where to start I would greatly
appreciate your input and please let me know how I might assist you
in the future.
McANDREW, BAKER, FOX, BYRD, WYATT,
Subj: McAndrew, Baker, Fox in Sevier County, TN Date: 97-12-17
From: email@example.com (Bob
& Denise Morris)
I am looking for others who are reasearching the above names.
My grandmother, Mamie MCANDREW, b. 23 Feb 1895, Chestnut Hill, TN
d. 23 Jun 1974, Carlsbad, NM, m. Roxie Vandela Siotha BAKER,
Chestnut Hill, TN, d. 1938 in Shreveport,LA.
Roxie V.S. BAKER's mother was Martha Ann BAKER, b. 16 Aug 1854, Chestnut
Hill, TN, d. 24 Mar 1922, Chestnut Hill, TN,
mother: Louisa Jane BAKER, b. 30 Sep 1825, Sevier County, TN,
father: Mathias FOX, b. 5 Sep 1826, Sevier County,TN, d. 17 Jun 1913,
Sevier Co TN.
Roxie V.S. BAKER's father was William Brownlow FOX, b. 22 Oct. 1852,
Sevier County, TN, d. 1940, TX,
his mother: Clarissa BIRD, b. 22 Mar 1827, Sevier County, TN,
d. 20 Jul 1893, Sevier County, TN, his father: John FOX, b. 12 mar
1823, Sevier County, TN, d. 15 Feb 1852,
Sevier Co, TN.
Roxie's paternal grandmother, Clarissa BIRD FOX WYATT raised her.
The 1880 Sevier County Census reflect that Roxie was living with Clarissa
Wyatt. Apparently, Roxie's mother never married her father.
I can't find any record of Martha Ann BAKER in the 1880 Census; does
anyone know what happened to her from 1880 - 1922? Also, I was told
Martha Ann was refered to as 'Dark' BAKER,is this one and the same person?
Lastly, tradition is that Roxie was instrumental in her husband's
(James Leander McAndrew, b. 6 Dec 1871, Chestnut Hill, TN, d. 24 Feb
Chestnut Hill, TN) death. He died from complications resulting from
kicking him in the chest. Any information on this?
RATLIFF, VERNON, FOSTER, GILMORE, TODD, BROWN:
Subj: RATLIFF, VERNON Date: 97-12-15
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (mildred j brown)
I AM LOOKING FOR THE FULL NAMES OF THE PARENTS OF NANCY JANE RATLIFF
OF LAWRENCE CO. TENN. MARRIED 30 AUGUST 1851 TO JOEL JACKSON FOSTER,
SON OF ELIZABETH GILMORE AND JOHN JACKSON FOSTER. ALL THE RECORDS
I HAVE IS THAT HER FATHER WAS J. RATCLIFF, LAWRENCE COUNTY TENNESSEE.
NANCY JANE DIED AND JOEL MARRIED #2 JULIA ANN TODD 15 SEPT 1859.
THERE WERE 4 CHILDREN IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF JOEL WHEN HE MARRIED JULIA
AARON J. FOSTER, AGE 7,
SIMON P. FOSTER, AGE 5,
JAMES FOSTER, AGE 9,
NANCY S. FOSTER,AGE 16.
ALSO, INFORMATION OF, ELIZABETH FOSTER, MARRIED NEHEMIAH VERNON,
LAWRENCE COUNTY TENNESSEE. ANYTHING ON THE VERNON CHILDREN, LAWRENCE CO.
MILDRED J. BROWN
OZMENT, OSMENT, MILLER, PIERCE, AUTRY:
Subj: OZMENT, OSMENT Date: 97-12-17
From: email@example.com (Ivan W. Miller)
I have family starting with Andrew Clinton or Clinton Andrew OZMENT,
born 1843 in Burns, Cooke, TX. He married Melinda M. Pierce.
Do you have any possible connection? They had at least three
Martha L. OZMENT, Mary Elizabeth OZMENT, and Elnora OZMENT.
I can go no further back at this time.
My great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth OZMENT.
Her sister Elnora was married to Delbert Autry.
They were the parents of the cowboy movie star Gene Autry. If you
have any information I would appreciate hearing from you.
Subj: Holladay Family Information Date: 97-12-19
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert E.
I ran across your site while surfing the net looking for family..
I see where some of your inquires involve the Holladay name.
I do not know if you are aware of it, but Alvis Milton Holladay, now
deceased, wrote a great book on the Holladay Family, and he lived
Brentwood, Tn. His widow still lives there, and his son lives nearby.
They have some of these books still for sale, I think. Even if you don't
want to purchase one, I'm sure they would be glad to let you look
thru it for info. This thing is huge, some 571 pages and well done.
Alvis was a professior at Vanderbilt, I believe.
I did not see <your> Emma in there, I checked my copy.
Another book available has been done by Herbert Weaver of Nashville,
on the Holladays. Best of luck in your searches. Isn't this fun ??
Robert E. Holladay,
455 Branton Rd.
Dothan, AL 36301
GREEN, GREENE, JAMES, MORRIS, PRICE:
Subj: Green, Morris, Price Date: 97-12-19
Daniel Price GREEN (gg-grandfather) born about 1830 in TN.
Was in the 1840 census for Lawerence Co.,TN. Married Virginia MORRIS.
Possible brother: Samuel P. GREEN. Was also in 1840 Lawerence Co.
census. He married Cathrine MORRIS 4/9/46 in Lauden Co., TN.
Daniel and Virginia moved to Texas by 1850, probably with Samuel and
Daniel is registered in Parker Co., TX in 1870.
Their son, Sterling Price GREEN (g-grandfather) was born in 1863 in
Co.,TX. The middle name of PRICE is common in this family, but I can't
find a direct connection. Who were Daniel's parents? I have no information
And have absolutely none on Virginia Morris.
Laurie Greene James
Subj: CARROLL'S Date: 97-12-21
Searching for information on Thomas CARROLL. He bought land in Anderson
Tenn. in 1819.
This land was left to his son Jess Carroll after his death .
Also this land later became Union Co 1850.
Would you know of anyone that will do some research in Anderson Co.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated Thank you
MARTIN, DRENAN, DRENNAN, REEVES, BRILEY, RUSSELL,
Subj: Query Date: 97-12-22
MARTIN, DRENAN, REEVES, BRILEY, RUSSELL, CULVER, and BAILEY I need
any information on Allen MARTIN, who was born in Tennessee. During his
youth, he may have been raised by his maternal grandfather, with the last
name of REEVES. Allen married Nancy DRENAN about 1862 in Perry County,
Tennessee. Nancy later married Abram BRILEY, and Robert RUSSELL, after
Abram died. I also need information on the family of John CULVER and
Sarah BAILEY. This couple settled in Bedford County, Tennessee.
Contact: Jack MARTIN
LYNCH, DAVIS, WELLS, ROSE:
Subj: New Lynch Genealogy Pages Date: 97-12-23 From:
I have just posted some Lynch family genealogy information at my web
John Dillon Lynch and Katy Davis were married probably in Virginia
1790, and later they moved to Kentucky.
Two of their sons, David Lynch and John Dillon Lynch, moved to the
Creek Valley, Franklin County, Tennessee around 1820.
David married Elizabeth Wells in Kentucky in 1817.
One reference says they were married in Glascgow, Ky; another reference
says Estill County, Ky.
I have not been able to find any good documentation on either
My immediate family is descended from David and Elizabeth.
The earliest Tennessee record I have is the marriage of John Dillon
to Elanor "Puss" ROSE in Franklin County in 1822.
John and Katy may have had other children.
I have some vague information about them. Therefore, there is a "?"
beside their names.
I hope this information may be useful to some of you, and I would
appreciate any light you may shed on my efforts thus far.
Subj: Davis Genealogy Date: 97-12-21
From: email@example.com (Max Davis)
Attached is a WORD document showing my Davis family history back to
I am seeking additional names/facts on the family of Isham F. Davis.
You may use this data as you see fit.
Max G. Davis b.08/27/1950, Victoria, Texas
currently in Plano, Texas
Subj: Genealogy and Harpers Date: 97-12-21
My husband's family is from Camden, Benton County Tennessee.
I am sending you our family tree if you can help in any way we would
The names we are researching from Tennessee are:
Ceabelle Floyd Hudson Harper,
Landon Greene Harper,
Dora or Cora Harper,
David Baker and any family of these.
HARPER, HARRIS, HUDSON, BAKER:
Subj: Harper, Harris, Hudson, and Baker Date: 97-12-21
I am looking for info on
Tennessee BAKER HARRIS,
James Click HARRIS and
John Brackney HARRIS.
James and Tennessee were born in Tennessee, John in Oklahoma and unsure
Also I am looking for anything on Joseph HARPER who married Ceabelle
Floyd HUDSON; both were of Camden, Benton County Tennessee.
They were married on June 25th, 1868. Joesph was born in 1847 and
Ceabelle in 1842. Their children were:
Landon Greene HARPER,born 1872,
Cora HARPER, born 1874 and
William HARPER,born 1879.
Any help would be appreciated.
E-mail address is THARPER834@aol.com
MELTON, HUGHES, LAWRENCE, CLABURN, VINCENT:
Subj: TN query Date: 97-12-24
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (belinda
I am mailing you a copy of my Family Group Sheet that you are more
welcome to use in your classes.
Any help at all would be great! Here is my query:
Any info on this family needed and greatly appreciated!
Merrit LAWRENCE b. 1815 TN d. 7/27/1893 TN m. Martha M CLABURN
b. 10/15/1827 TN d. 11/14/1911 TN children:
Cynthia Ann Paralee LAWRENCE, b. 3/9/1852 Middle Town, Marshall Co,
TN m. 8/1/1871 Marshall Co, TN to Barry Smith VINCENT b.3/26/1840 TN
d. 1/17/1923 Grayson Co, TX
John LAWRENCE, b. 1843 TN
Margaret LAWRENCE, b. 1846 TN
Thank you for any assistance
Belinda Melton Hughes
Subj: Watkins Geneology Date: 97-12-25
I'm looking for information about Sam WATKINS who did give the
property in Nashville to establish the Watkins Institute. I
believe he was my gr.gr.granduncle and would like to verify with a list
of his siblings. If so, he would have been a brother to James Corbette
WATKINS or John Pugh WATKINS.
These were my gr gr grandfather (J.C.) and his son (J.P.). Any info
on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.
Regards from Taiwan, Republic of China
Donald Richard Watkins
Subj: JOHN RIGSBY FAMILY -WHITE COUNTY TENNESSEE -1850 Date: 97-12-27
I am trying to find this RIGSBY family to finish my family research.
On the census of 1850 - White County, they are listed as: John
RIGSBY -his wife, I cannot read the name as it is written.
They have three children:
JAMES R RIGSBY ( MY GREAT -GREAT -GRANDFATHER ) -
SALLEY RIGSBY -
LAWSON RIGSBY .
I think they are Irish; but I don't know.
I have been told that Rigsby's wife was Native American. Any kin that
know of the name - I would love to meet!!!
Can you help in any way ???
Subj: genealogy Date: 97-12-28
... Am just getted started in the search and am very excited.
Would like more information on the Mason family.
William E. Mason from Jefferson County born 1833, fought for the Union
in the Civil War.
Thank you for any help you can give. Feel free to use the file
Jennie Mason Greene
Subj: Steven Prichard Date: 97-12-28
Looking for the parents of Steven PRICHARD, born: Jun 18, 1844, married:
Need info on siblings, and children.
Have one child (my ggrandfather) William (Willie) Benjamin PRICHARD,
born: Dec 19, 1872 and died: Apr 11, 1935,married Bettie Elizabeth
Born in possibly DeKalb or Putnam counties.
ELLER, HUGHES, HUSE, DICKSON,
Subj: ELLER Family and HUGHES/HUSE Family Date: 97-12-28
Seeking information on the children of Calvin ELLER and his wife
Calvin ELLER was born abt. 1830 in Ashe County, NC.
Caroline DICKSON was born abt. 1830 also in Ashe County, NC.
Calvin and Caroline were married in Ashe County, NC on Nov. 21, 1848.
Calvin ELLER was a confederate captain from North Carolina during
Civil War. Shortly after the Civil War, Calvin moved his family to
Roane County, TN, and Caroline died. All of their children were born
near Jefferson, Ashe County, NC. Their children were:
Amanda ELLER..born 1850;
Ellen ELLER..born 1851;
Mary ELLER..born 1853;
Rachel E. ELLER..born 1856;
Laurena(Rinda) ELLER..born 1858;
Alice ELLER..born 1861;
J.P. ELLER..born 1863. My ancestor; Amanda ELLER, married Thomas Nelson
HUGHES/HUSE in Lenoir
City, Roane County, TN on Dec. 9, 1869.
Thomas and Amanda left Roane County in the late 1880's and went to
Kentucky and then to Glen Mary, Scott County, TN.
Thomas Nelson HUGHES/HUSE died at Glen Mary in 1913 and his wife Amanda
ELLER HUGHES died at Roane County in 1928.
I think your page is great, Nancy. I hope I can find some connections
Subj: Re: Chandler Line Date: 97-12-29
From: email@example.com (Betty Minyard)
I am searching for information on REBECCA CHANDLER who married RICHARD
MINYARD on Oct 24, 1827, in Franklin County, GA. I think they are my
gggrandparents. I found them on the 1850 cemsus of Talledega County,
AL with a 15 yr old in the household. He was 40 and she was 49.
Do you know anything about her? I can't seem to find who her parents
were - there are so many Chandlers.
Would appreciate any help.
Betty Minyard from San Antonio
Subj: Owen Pittman Date: 97-12-30
I am looking for any information on the Owen Pittman family. He is
burried in Knoxville. Thank you
Subj: HOLCOMB/ROBERSON Date: 97-12-30
I am searching for information on Daniel D. HOLCOMG who married Glapha
Ann ROBERSON in McMinn Co., TN on October 10, 1843.
I believe that Daniel was born in Surry Co., NC in 1820 and know much
his descendents but nothing of his ancestors.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
LYNCH, PINKSTON, BOLEN, WELCH, GRIFFITH, LARGENT,
O"KELLY, PEART, RUSSELL, BEARD, ARY, SCHONS, CHICK,
SIMONS, KING, BOWLING, McCUTCHEN, TURNER, BLEVINS,
GIBSON, GOTCHER, LINCH:
Subj: [LYNCH-L] Repost (or, if at 1st you don't succeed...)
My great grandfather was b.13 Dec.1874 as James William LYNCH,
and changed his name to LINCH prior to marrying my great grandmother,
Ethel Octavia PINKSTON, b.10 Jun.1883 AR. (m.11 Dec.1897/8 AR.)
[*side note* Gr-grandpa changed his name because he didn't
wanna be confused with "lyin' Jim Lynch", a relative who apparently
serious aversion to telling the truth, and lived in the same vicinity!!!
However, since there were 5 Jim's, I'm not sure if it was his uncle
his nephew.] His parents: James G. LYNCH, and Mary V.(BOLEN?)
Her parents: Layton PINKSTON, and Margarete E.(WELCH?) Their 10
kids were: Mary Frances (GRIFFITH then LARGENT) b.1900 AR. Susan
Elizabeth "Lizzie" (unmarried) b.1902 TX. (no children) Annabelle
Virginia (O'KELLY) b.1904 TX. Dora Ethel (PEART) b.1907 NM (no
children) James Arthur "Buddy" (unmarried) b.1909 (no children)
Julia May (RUSSELL) b.1911 TX. Willie Velma (unmarried) b.1913
(no children) Vergia Estella (BEARD) b.1915 TX. Vera Ettie
(ARY then SCHONS) b.1917 TX. Wayne Homer (CHICK then SIMONS) b.1920
OK. Gr-grandpa was a store-owner and a farmer. locations:
AR.(Izard Co. and Fulton Co.) TX. (1902-1904, Mesquite) 1911-1917
other TX. locales NM. Clovis area (1907 for sure) OK. (1918
and later) James G. was born in either Fulton Co. or Izard Co., AR.,
or TN. I don't know when he was born. He died in either 1877
or 1878, PROBABLY Izard Co., AR. I don't know when or where he married.
Mary V. had a brother named Bill, and her family was from TN. (In
1884-5 she m. Lum KING, in AR.) James Wm. had 3 siblings that I know
of: 1...an unknown sister who died when she was 18 or 19 yrs of age
2...Annabelle...m.GOTCHER, had son, Noble. May be buried near Blythe,
CA.....No other info. 3...Joe...My grandma always said Joe's wife
(unknown) died, leaving him with 2 sons. Grandma said about 1898 or
1899, Joe left his 2 sons with his brother, James Wm. LINCH.
Henry LYNCH was about 4 yrs old. No other info on him. Willie Elonzo
"Lonnie" LYNCH was about 2 yrs old. Supposedly, Willie married and
moved to CA....had 3 sons...don't know about daughters, and was a
WWI vet. Moving back another generation, James G. LYNCH had
parents!! John LYNCH, b. TN. (no other info.) m. , Elizabeth BOWLING,
from GA. or TN. (no other info ) John & Eliz. had 4 kids that
I know of: (Guess what? I don't even know what order they were born
1...James G....we've done him!
2...Emily...m. McCUTCHEN...brace yourselves....(no other info)
3...Jarret...(not really any info here, either...is this getting
repetitive, or what?!) I do know that he was "an old man, with 1 foot
in the grave, living at Salem, AR." when my great aunt met him...but
no idea when!!
4...Smith B. b.06 Sept.1840-1844 (depends on the source!) "Uncle Smith"
was supposedly b. in Bedford Co., TN. He m. Susan R.TURNER, He d. 1923,
buried Shamrock, OK. He was a Civil War vet.
Smith & Susan had 5 kids: a....Mary Ann b.1871, AR. d.1956, AR.
m. John Henry BLEVINS,
buried Fulton Co., AR.
b....James G. b.1873, AR. m.GIBSON, Laura Mae buried Payne Vo., OK.
c....Julia b.1874, AR. d.1887, AR. age 13 buried Fulton Co., AR.
d....John b.1876, MO. d.1880, AR. age 4 buried Fulton Co., AR.
e....Ida Belle b.1878, MO. d.1965 m.BLEVINS, Andrew Jackson buried
Fulton Co., AR.
I do have a great deal of information pertaining to descendants...
Have a safe New Year's eve... and a Happy New Year!!
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