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mary ellen nelson Mon Jan 29 20:21:32 2007
Mary Ellen (KANE) CRUMLEY was my great grand mom. Marcella PREMO was my aunt. Robert Michael CRUMLEY and Geraldine Lorraine CRUMLEY was my parents. I have 6 brothers and 1 sister and myself have two girls. They are ages 20 26 plus I have one grand child on the way.


Anellel Melloan Sat Feb 3 11:46:29 2007
I am looking for any information about Maud (MELLOR / MULLER) PADGETT that married George Albert DAVIS, Sr. in James / Hamilton County, Tennessee. I have some information, but not a lot and would like to know if I could find some dates to go with names.

I am also looking for any information about Martha FITZGERALD and her marriage to William M. DAVIS. I am a descendant of William and Martha and would like to get some more information about them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,


Mary Benell Fri Feb 23 08:00:11 2007
Based on the 1910 census, Civil District 2, James, Tennessee, Ruth Ann CHEEK is listed as 66 yrs. old b/c 1844 Pennsylvania. I am trying to locate any death record i.e. (certificate or obituary) on her. My final goal is to verify the name of her parents if possible. I have her as Ruth Ann HART b 19 Feb 1844 Fayette County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Moses Jefferson HART and Anna Maria (BURNWORTH) HART. She married Joseph CHEEK and spent most of her life in Bradley County, Tennessee and James County, Tennessee.


Susan Parkerson Sun Feb 25 18:05:55 2007
I am looking for relatives of Lester Joseph PARKERSON, born in 1915 in Ooltewah, Tn.


David Erby Sun May 27 08:24:41 2007
I need any information of William L. FRAZIER or a Millie BIGGS which lived in James County about 1840-1880. They had siblings of James, Edward, Rosa and Ditha according to the census. William is listed as a farmer. Any information would be appreciated


Vivian Bond Fri Jun 15 11:02:02 2007
My Cherokee Ancestor married John SITTON or SUTTON abt 1780 , I know her as Betsey SUTTON, b. 1762 Ootelwah Creek. Betsey and John had four sons, John, Henry, Elijah and Robert. Another researcher sent me the names TE SKE and TE LAS SHA SKI that might be Betsey's family name and that she died in Canada in 1837. If someone has information concerning Betsey's family I would deeply appreciate it.


CHARLOTTE DIES Sat Jun 16 23:11:34 2007
Looking for info on my g-grandfather Samuel (S. C.) GRIFFIN. He left Concord, NC in 1891 with his family. He died in 1894 in Hamilton Co. TN or Mocksville, NC. He was married to Martha Elizabeth CHEEK. Would appreciate any info on this family. Thank you.


Ben Bunting Thu Jul 5 21:04:19 2007
Looking for information on Annie BOYD born in James Co., married Elbert GRUBB born in Meigs Co.


Jackie Layne Partin Sat Jul 7 15:06:35 2007
In 1880 the family of Andrew and Lucy (RUSSELL) KING were living in James County. Their children were John, Stephen, Thomas, Sterling, Andrew, David, Lucy, Martha, Edward, Feby and Frances/Fannie KING. Some of these children had already married by this date. I am a descendant of their son Stephen and would like to hear from any other descendant of theirs. Jackie Layne Partin

Battle of Birchwood?

Mildred (Brown)Sims Sun Jul 8 12:12:20 2007
I am trying to find out what battle was fought on Dolly Pond Rd In Birchwood TN. We have found lots of things concerning some battle including some graves of soilders with different medals of honor. My family lived in this area but none of them seem to remember or just don't want to talk about it. Can someone give me some info?


Dayrel Epperson Tue Jul 24 19:14:36 2007
Attempting to locate information on my grandfather, George T EPPERSON dob: 18 Oct 1884, James Co TN. Also any information on his father and mother, Father first name UNK Epperson, mother I believe WOOTEN. Any info will be greatly appreciated.


Amy (Smith) Hawkins Wed Aug 1 08:33:37 2007
I am searching for info. on the following people:

Jackson Andrew (?) SMITH - b. 1874 d. 1959
1st m. ? b. ? d. ? (his first wife who died during childbirth; we were told they might have had 2 children - both died young)
2nd m. Nancy McGILL (?) b. 1884 d. 1959 m. early 1990s
Children of Jack and Nancy are:
Della b. Oct. 26, 1906 d. Sept. 17, 1969 m. Jess PARKER abt. 1929
Henry b. 1909 d. ? (we do not know if he was actually a son or not because he's only on 2 census' and no one in the family knows who he was)
William b. March 4, 1911 d. Feb. 24, 1985 m. Georgia K. WILCOX May 25, 1935
Roy F. b. Oct. 15, 1914 d. May 23, 1956 m. Myrtle LOVELADY abt. 1938 b. Dec. 19, 1917 d. MArch 14, 1998
Raymond Lee (my Grandfather) b. May 15, 1918 d. Oct. 29, 1973 m. Mildred Ruth DAVIS abt. 1939 b. Jan 7, 1921
Sallie b. April 12, 1919 d. March 5, 2007 m. William J. OSBORNE, II m. ? b. April, 15 1924 d. Aug. 23, 1975
Myrtle Martha b. Oct. 28, 1922 d. March 7, 2005 m. John Levi WEBB abt. ? b. 1913 Lawton, OK d. ? Lawton, OK

I do not know Nancy McGILL's parents' names. According to the census she was born in Georgia. There have been stories told that her last name could have been McCOY or they may have been family.

William T. DAVIS b. Sept. 1868
1st m. Eliza J. Unkn abt. 1867 b. 1869 d. ?
2nd m. Lizzie M. WILSON abt. 1914 b. 1895 d. ?
William and Eliza's children were:
John Richard (my Great-Grandfather) b. Mar, 15, 1868 d. Jan. 14 1982 m. Flora WILSON abt. 1905 b. Dec. 13, 1892 d. Sept. 23, 1975
Emma L. b. Aug. 1891 d. ?
Alma B. b. Sept. 1894 d. ?
Cora L. b. Jan. 1896 d. ?
William T. b. Nov. 1900 d. ?
William T.'s children with Lizzie WILSON are:
James S. b. 1915 d. ?
Charles Ira b. 1918 d. 1990s m. Lelia BICE abt. ?
William T. b. 1920 d. ?
Mary Lois b. 1922

I have found some info. on Wiliam T. DAVIS but I can't find any information on Flora WILSON, before 1910.

I would also like info. on my husband's side of the family:

John Edwin HAWKINS b. June 1938 m. Reva Jo BAGGETT Sept. 1956 b. 1940. His father was John Monroe HAWKINS but I do not have his wife's name. In addition to John Edwin, they had a daughter named Chrystine who married Charles Blue KEYLON b. May 29, 1941 d. April 11, 2007

You can email me if you have info. I can also link you to my family tree if you're needing info. also.
Amy (Smith) Hawkins


Jo Oliver Mesplay Fri Nov 16 15:01:13 2007
Wesley OLIVER b:1808 in Washington County, Tennessee, moved with his wife Elizabeth (DUNCAN) OLIVER to James County, Tennessee approx 1850. They raised a family there:
Mary Emoline OLIVER married Russell BELL
SalinaOLIVER married Berry TALLEY
John Wesley OLIVER
Amanda Melvina OLIVER
Matilda OLIVER
George W. OLIVER b:1856 later moved to Hardin County, Tennessee after 1880.

Any info on any one of these people listed is appreciated.
Thank you. Jo Oliver Mesplay


SHERRIE HICKS SKUBAL Sun Feb 24 12:07:17 2008
I am looking for any and all info on my family tree, These include the ELDRIDGE, CRANFIELD, HICKS, DELASHMITT, CLAYTON and SMITH families.

My grandparents were Clyde (no middle name) ELDRIDGE and Eliza M (CRANFIELD) ELDRIDGE. On my father's side from Ooltewah were James Edgar HICKS and Grace (DELASHMITT) HICKS. DELASHMITTs from Hixon area)
Thank you in advance for all info.
God Bless - Sherrie


Susan Parkerson Sun Mar 2 10:02:54 2008
I am looking for someone that knew of the PARKERSON family in Ooltewah, Tn. Father Lester Joseph PARKERSON, wife Ethel, sons Lester Joseph, Henry (Joe), James Edwin (Jimmy), and Norman. They moved to Columbus Georgia in the late 40's or early 50's.


Kristyne King Thu Mar 6 19:19:03 2008
My family originated out of Harrison and Snow Hill. My Great Grandfather John Samuel RAYL married Mary Kizzie SCOGGINS. His father George W RAYL, and his father Franklin F P RAYL. I only have details on John and nothing after him. My grandparents Edgar D DAVIS married Ella Mae RAYL. Edgar's mother in 1900 is listed divorced. I have no further information to link me to husband except 2nd husband Jerry Myer SIMS. Jerry M SIMS married 2 Sarah DAVIS' making it very hard to figure out who is who! First Sarah DAVIS DENNINGTON (m2) was older than Jerry SIMS but for some reason they had Adie T DAVIS visiting and called her neice--who is the daughter of the 2nd wife Sarah Isabell DAVIS!! The 2nd wife (not wife in 1900) is listed with 5 of the 6 children she had in 1900 separately.
Can anyone help with this?
email Thx Kristyne


Mike Martin Sun Mar 23 15:00:53 2008
Looking for infon on the MARTINs of Birchwood, Tennessee - Zacharial Lee MARTIN and Benjamin Vhoorees MARTIN.


Sheila Voyles Clayton Fri Apr 4 21:16:31 2008
I am looking for info on Agnes Delight (GORDON) RUTHERFORD and her children listed on the 1900 James County, Tn census with children Georgia SCARBORO and Ira C. SCARBORO. Agnes was married to William O. RUTHERFORD and is buried in Tippah Co., Mississippi. Trying to find out the SCARBORO / SCARBROUGH children's father's name. Maybe they were adopted by Agnes, don't know. Georgia married Walter Joseph SCOTT.
Thank you


Sheila Clayton Sat Apr 12 17:02:17 2008
Looking for Georgia Roxanne SCARBROUGH, b. Oct. 1879 in Tennessee and brother Ira Clyde SCARBROUGH b. Dec. 1883 in Tennessee. They are listed on the 1900 census with Agnes RUTHERFORD as her children. Agnes was married to William O. RUTHERFORD at the time of their birth, just trying to find out of these were adopted. Georgia is my husband's great grandmother.
Sheila Voyles Clayton


Carol Thu May 1 17:31:32 2008
Seeking information on James DAVIS, born 1761 and his ancestry and posterity. One son, James was born in 1811 married Barbara (Barbary) WHITTLE and they had a large family. The names of the children are (not in order of birth):
Robert my great-grandpa
John or Jack
James Madison or Matt
Elijah - killed in the Civil War
Thomas Decatur
William died at age six

I am interested in any and all information, tidbits, pictures of the area and leads on where they may be buried. I've researched the Census records for the area. THANKS! for any help.


Sandra Vann Tue Jun 10 13:26:41 2008
I am looking for information on Jesse Thomas VANN and Jesse Greenberry VANN.


Betty Felton Sun Jul 6 18:34:17 2008
I am looking for the grave site and exact date of death of William C.JENKINS. He is thought to have died around Apison, Tennessee. Somewhere around 1917-1919. Need to find documentation of his marriage to Exie BRADLEY. In early 1911 or 1910.


charlotte dies Wed Jul 9 22:45:45 2008
Looking for family members of the Samuel C.GRIFFIN who came to Tenn. in 1891 from Mocksville, NC. He was married to Martha Elizabeth CHEEK. She was born in Chillcothe, Ohio. They had
Annie L. GRIFFIN married Harry E. JACOB
Rosa GRIFFIN married Eugene DOVER
Bessie GRIFFIN, my grandmother married Harry BURNETTE.

Would appreciate any info on this family. Where is Samuel C. GRIFFIN buried and any info on this family.


James Sutton Thu Aug 7 15:55:55 2008
Looking for any information on Tressie (EAVES) SUTTON, b. abt 1853-1854 in McMinn County, Tennessee, d. 02 Jul 1915 near Shepard, Tennessee. According to her Death Certificate, her father was Robert B. EAVES, and her mother was Sarah E. EAVES (don't know her maiden name). Tressie is supposed to be buried near West View, Tennessee. She was married to James Monroe SUTTON who died in Springfield, Missouri in 1935 and is buried near Mountain Grove, Missouri.
James Sutton


SHARON Wed Aug 13 17:03:18 2008
These are my family names mostly around Grasshopper & Dolly pond. Any info greatly appreciated.


David Goins Mon Sep 15 19:02:55 2008
Looking for info on the 1890 Soldier & Saliors & Marines & widow census. Looking for Alfred GOINS b.1826-1833 Granger co. TN or Hamilton co. TN. He may have served with the 4th Cav. Any info will be helpfull. Thanks David


David Goins Mon Sep 15 19:13:57 2008
Looking for all info on the Alfred & Mahalie GOINS that lived in Hamilton co. TN. Jackson co. TN. They were farmers lived in the same area as the Jackson GOINS the years could be 1840-1890. Any info will be helpful. David


SHARON Fri Sep 26 16:30:52 2008
Seeking information on: Luther MORROW
Nora Bell RABURN
William DAVIS


ANNETTE FORBES Sat Oct 4 20:25:16 2008
I'm looking for information on David M. CHEEK. He and James Mc NEELY ran a mill in James County. David married Rhoda Mc NEELY. Does anyone know anything about them?


Amy Hawkins Fri Oct 24 12:16:06 2008
Looking for information on the RAINES family that lived in James County. They are on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 Census.

In 1870 they lived in Hamilton County, post office Long Savannah.
William Franklin RAINES b. Oct 1835 d. 09 Dec 1915 James County
Sarah J. RAINES b. Apr 1840 d. possibly abt 1915 James County
Miranda A. RAINES b. 1856
Rebecca E. RAINES b. 1858
Sarah M. RAINES b. Sept 1859
John M. RAINES b. June 1861
James L. RAINES b. 1862
Nancy F. RAINES b. 1863
William F. RAINES b. 1865
Eliza J. RAINES (my great grandmother) b. Aug 1868
Mary M. RAINES b. 1870
Laura B. RAINES b. 1873
Emma L. RAINES b. 1874
Hattie T. RAINES b. 1876
Kittie L. RAINES b. Aug 1882
George W. RAINES b. 1884

Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!


Delilah Richardson Mon Oct 27 15:22:17 2008
I am looking for my gg-grandfather Hugh JOHNSON in James Co. In 1850 we found him there with my great grand mother Catherin JOHNSON, his daughter. Can't find him anymore. Catherin married Matthew Ford GOODWIN. Catherin had two brothers, Thomas and James.
Would love to hear from someone.


George Livingston Tue Apr 14 13:33:19 2009
I seek information on Nancy BOLIN, b. 1840, found in 1880 in James County as wife of William, with children John and Georgeann.
Trying to find her parentage. Need her death & marriage records.
Not found before or after 1880.
Thank you for your help.


Star Tue May 12 21:20:10 2009
I am looking for any information on James County Tennessee SHELL's from the 1880s.
Any information would be appreciated.


Lila Sun May 17 08:41:14 2009
Anyone who has info about Mr. Johnston, please contact me.
John William JOHNSTON, b. September 20, 1884, Roane County, TN; d. January 07, 1964, Lenoir City ,TN.


Ramona Short Mon Jun 22 14:24:52 2009
Nancy (GOINS) BOLDEN was born about 1840 in TN. She appears in the 1880 census in James County and in 1900 in Rhea Co. TN. I am trying to determine who her parents are.
Nancy married William BOLDEN and had three children: John, Georgia Ann and Henry.
Any information will be appreciated.

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