Bedford County, Tennessee Queries

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Archived Queries for February - May 1997

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Maxine Reggio Thu May 8 16:03:01 1997
Searching for parents of JACOB JOSEPH LYNN he was born 1773 in SC. I have not been able to find who his parents were. I have a book with more than 300 pages and over 2000 family members but have a lot of holes that need filling. Any one researching this LYNN line? I will be glad to share. Related names are Winnett, McKnight, Haws, Bingham,Lynch, Leonard,Nelson, Chism, Woodward,Franklin, Ensey, Davis, Daniel, Duncan, Butler,Parsons,Brown, Hobbs, Creamer, Stotts, Haley, Elliott and Freeze many more but will list these

Maxine Reggio Thu May 8 15:48:34 1997
Searching for parents of JACOB JOSEPH LYNN he was born 1773 in SC. I have not been able to find who his parents were. I have a book with more than 300 pages and over 2000 family members but have a lot of holes that need filling. Any one researching this LYNN line? I will be glad to share. Sincerely Maxine

KITTY M. STEEDE Thu May 8 14:18:16 1997
Looking for information on any of the following: STEED, TUCKER, SIRE, CYREE, EVANS, GLOSCOE, SONS, PIERCE, MASSEY, ROGERS, THOMPSON, WARD. F. F. (Frederick) STEED was b. in TN, date unknown, m. Mary Ellen TUCKER in 1858 and d. 10/10/1899. Mary Ellen TUCKER b. 1838 or 1839, d. 5/1/1889. James A. SIRE (CYREE), Confederate soldier who enlisted 8/4/1861 in Virgina, m. Elizabeth EVANS on 8/28/1862 in Bedford Co. TN. Elizabeth EVANS b. 1840, d. 5/1863, parents John EVANS/Nancy KIRBY. John CYREE, only son of James/Elizabeth SIRE, b. 4/27/1863, d. 4/29/1924 in Coffee Co. TN, m. Mary (Molly) GLASCOE, b. 4/3/1864, d. 2/9/1935 in Chattanooga, TN. Her mother was Lavina B. SONES (SONS). John L. (Jack) PIERCE, b. 9/9/1811, d. after 1884 in Bedford Co. TN, m. Hulda MASSEY, b. 9/13/1815. John Hardy PIERCE, b. 3/26/1849 in Moore Co, m. Marilda Pierce. Marilda PIERCE b. 1851, d. 1921 in Moore Co., parents Jesse Pierce and Elizabeth Rogers. Jesse Ellis PIERCE, b. 12/18/1876, d. 3/29/1932, m. Ella Jane WARD, b. 3/30/1874, d. 5/20/1905, parents John WARD and Mary THOMPSON. Please write to me at 97 White Bridge Road, Apt. H-4, Nashville, TN 37205.

Joy Dale Wed May 7 17:54:05 1997
Looking for the parents/siblings of Albert Dale born circa 1864 either in Bedford County, Tenn. or Nashville, Tenn. Lived in Anna, Ill., Union County in 1885 and married a Mary Clementine Ward. Marriage certificate for Albert lists his father "Unknown, died when I was an infant." He also lists his mother's name as unknown. Any help would be appreciated.

Harold Gunn Tue May 6 15:44:37 1997
I am looking for any information about Elisha Gunn, who is reported to have died in Bedford County in 1839. Elisha was born in 1761, and was born in Virginia. He probably moved to Tennessee from Caswell County, North Carolina. I will be happy to hear from any Gunns, whether you know anything about Elisha or not.

KITTY M. STEEDE Mon May 5 08:41:36 1997
Informatin is needed on the following STEED, TUCKER, CYREE, GLASGOW, PIERCE, MASSEY, ROGERS, EVANS: F. F. (Frederick) STEED, b. 1828 in TN, m. 1858 to Mary Ellen TUCKER. F. F. died 10/10/1899. Mary Ellen TUCKER STEED b. 1838 or 1838, d. 1889. James A. CYREE (Sire, Syree)m. Elizabeth EVANS on 08/28/1862. E. EVANS b. 1840. John William CYREE, only son of James & Elizabeth, b. 04/27/1863, d. 04/29/1924, m. Molly GLASGOW who was b. 04/03/1864, d. 02/09/1935 in Chattanooga, TN. John L. (Jack) PIERCE, b. 09/09/1811, m. Hulda MASSEY. Hulda MASSEY was born 09/12/1815. John Hardy PIERCE b. 03/26/1849, m. Marilda Pierce who was b. 1851 in Moore County, d. 1921. Marilda's parents were Jesse PIERCE and Elizabeth ROGERS. Should anyone have information on any of these individuals I would appreciate your dropping me a note a 97 White Bridge Road, Apt. H-4, Nashville, Tennessee 37205.

Charlotte Coats Sun May 4 22:20:03 1997
COATS, Wilson, Benjamin and James...may all be brothers...Wilson owned quite a bit of land in Shelbyville...would like to know who their father was and where they from before TN...

Robert L. BRYANT Sun May 4 21:55:40 1997
I am looking for any info on John HAWKINS and his children. ...Pulaski Co Ar census 1840 list: R.C. HAWKINS 01100311-000211 pg 114 John HAWKINS pg 106 ... Richard's list:M 1/ 5-10,1/ 10-15, 3/ 30-40, 1/ 40-50, 1/50-60, ....F 2/15-20, 1/ 20-30, 1/ 30-40 Slaves: M 1/-10, 2/10-24, 1/24-35...F 1/1-10, 3/10-24, 1/ 36-55. I have found only one HAWKINS in Tenn in the 1820 Census located in Bedford Co. John HAWKINS 521210-00001 Two males 10 - 16, Richard would be 12

Melvina Arnett Sun May 4 15:46:51 1997
SCOTT Searching for any information on Jordan SCOTT, father of my great- great grandfather, Jesse SCOTT of Bedford County, TN. Jesse was born in SC, married 1st to Jennie Dial, who died in 1828. He was married 2nd to Nancy ? in Bedford County in mid-1830's. Two of their children were born in Bedford County before moving to Missouri in the late 1830's. According to a biography of Joab SCOTT, Jesse's father was "Jordan SCOTT, formerly of South Carolina, but moved to Alabama, where he passed the remainder of his life." Any information on Jordan SCOTT would be greatly appreciated. Also need information on Jesse's 2nd wife, Nancy. Am also researching Bedford County surnames DELK, SHADDY, RANDOLPH, CLAXTON, RATCLIFF/RACKLEY.

Marion Joyce Sun May 4 10:26:01 1997
Researching the following Bedford Co. lines: JOYCE, WORTHAM, CARPENTER, JEFFRESS, CROWELL, MOLDER, THOMPSON, WARNER, CAPLEY, VINSON, MOON, DICKENS, FOSTER, and others. Would like to share information.

Sherri Sun May 4 06:48:50 1997
John Henry FAUCETT: born 1841 Bedford Co. Tenn. Looking for Parents (believed to be Thomas Faucett) and/or a record of birth. He may be listed in the 1850 census under Thomas Faucett. Any help greatly appreciated. Sherri

Steve Carson Mon Mar 31 15:33:17 1997
Looking for information concerning the parents and grandparents of James Richard Haggard. According to his headstone at the Fairfield cemetery, he was born June 28, 1939 and died December 19, 1905. He served in Company G, 17 Tennessee Infantry in the Civil War. He married Mary Ridner. According to her headstone at the Fairfield cemetery she was born September 28, 1842 and died July 24, 1925. We have family records (a will) from Samuel Haggard and believe that he was the grandfather or great grandfather of James Richard Haggard. Also looking for information about O.W. (Ollie) Haggard (my great grandfather), and son of James Richard Haggard. According to his headstone at the Fairfield cemetery, he was born March 29, 1880 and died February 16, 1911. We are uncertain of his exact name since his headstone has only the initials and all family records and photographs just call him "Ollie." Finally, we are looking for information on "Will" Haggard, son of James Richard Haggard and brother of Ollie Haggard. Will is buried in an unmarked grave in our family plot in the Fairfield cemetery. Family oral history says that he died in his early twenties, never married and had no children.

Susie Grant Sat Mar 29 20:42:12 1997
CONDER: I am looking for any information or links to Greenbury CONDER s/o ?? Jacob CONDER who may have been the son of John CONDER S/O George and Barbara CONDER from Bedford Co. Can any correct this data or comfirm it? Any help at all appreciated

Jean Holman Fri Mar 28 21:11:36 1997
Researching WHEELERs. Who are the parents of these WHEELER siblings? Margaret WHEELER m. Nathan FARMER; Susannah WHEELER m. John SANDERS; Sarah WHEELER m. James TAYLOR, David Alexander WHEELER m.__?_ McMaken; Nathan WHEELER m. Permelia Locke; Stacy WHEELER m.Elliott RUCKER 1801; Mary WHEELER m. James RUCKER; Jesse WHEELER m.Jane McMaken; Thomas WHEELER m. Martha Miller; Rachel WHEELER unmarried; James WHEELER m. Margaret MAYBERRY; Elisha WHEELER m.Susan Blanton. All born between 1775-1800 NC/SC boundary line area. Came to Rutherford/Bedford Co.area probably abt 1800.

Marie Beckman Fri Mar 28 10:08:55 1997
I need help finding the parents of my grgrgrandfather Wm. Clifford Cook(born 4/4/1811 in NC died 1/1/1882 in Bedford Co.TN and my grgrgrandmother Elizabeth Putnam/Putman(born 1814 in SC died 9/5/1880 in Bedford Co. TN) They were married 9/27/1831 in Williamson Co. TN. If anyone can find the parents of Wm. or Elizabeth please let me know. If anyone is tracing Cook/wheelhouse lines in Bedford Co. I've also gathered information on this line because it is really interesting although it is not a direct line of mine it is my grgruncle's line. I may be contacted at my e-mail address( by mail at Marie Beckman/908 Blountsville St NE/Hanceville, AL 35077.

Wayne Low Thu Mar 27 16:51:47 1997
SIMS, SIMMS Looking for information concerning and descendants of MARTIN SIMS and Charlotte Bryans Sims. Martin was the 3rd son and 5th child of PARISS SIMS and KEZIAH ROYSTER SIMS of Giles Co.,Tn. A Bedford Co. Will Book indicates Martin's will was probated in Bedford Co., Tn. Nov. 1878. Children listed were JOHN SIMS, WILLIAM J. SIMS, MATHEW SIMS, and MARTIN EDWARD SIMS (known to my family as MARTIN WILLIAM SIMS, probably went by MARTIN (MART) WILLIAM EDWARD SIMS) who came to N. Texas after his father died.

Carolyn Smithfield Tue Mar 25 14:36:55 1997
DALTON/PARISH Looking for information on JOHN W. DALTON (1816-1859) who moved to Bedford Co., TN in 1850 from Rutherford Co., TN. He married ELIZA JANE PARISH (1822-1902) in Rutherford Co., TN in 1837. She may be a daughter of Jesse B. Parish of Rutherford Co. John died in Bedford Co. abt 1859 (date based on Eliza Jane signing deed). He was a brickmason in Shelbyville as were his 4 oldest sons. I believe after his death the sons called the brickworks Dalton Bros. Children: (From 1850 & 1860 Bedford Co. Census records) Lorenza A. Dalton (b abt 1838) William M. Dalton (b abt 1842) Mary Jane Dalton (b abt 1844) Tolbert F. Dalton (b abt 1846) Samuel P. Dalton (1848-1931) John McGimsey Dalton (1851-1908) My ancestor Kathrine Dalton (b abt 1854-1915) Edward T. Dalton (1857-1932) Eliza Jane and some children moved to Paducah, KY in the late 1860s. Is anyone researching a Dalton and/or Parish family in Bedford and/or Rutherford Co., TN

Paul M. COLE Tue Mar 25 09:33:47 1997
COLE family. I'm looking for information concerning any Cole lineage in Bedford, TN. In particular, late 18th and early 19th Century information on Stephen, William, or John Cole. The family came from North Carolina, before that Virginia, and before that Chester, PA. Thank you.

Jim Loden Mon Mar 24 21:05:55 1997
Looking for LODEN. The LODEN family moved to Bedford County around 1810. I have a database of over 2000 LODEN members that I am willing to share info with anyone interested. Looking for any info on LODEN family to fill in holes in my research. Jim Loden

Gayle Mon Mar 24 11:24:38 1997
RUCKER / ARNOLD Is anyone researching the RUCKER family of Bedford County? I am specifically interested in James RUCKER born abt 1836,living with his mother on the 1850 Census in Rutherford County, TN. His parents were Wilford and Cloey RUCKER. James married Lucy ARNOLD in 1871. Where did they settle and did they have any children? Lucy is my GGgrandmother and I believe this to be her third marriage. Thanks for any info!

Cindy Morrow Dickinson Fri Mar 21 20:54:10 1997
Looking for information on George Williams b 30 Nov 1787 Bedford Co., TN. He married Temperance Kyles. George died Oct 1833 Hamilton Co., TN. Children were Hanna, Samuel, George Washington, Silas, Polly, Jesse.

Jane Hembree Crowley Wed Mar 19 17:47:08 1997
Seeking information about Sylvan Mills which operated in the late 1940"s (?) in Bedford County. I believe if was bought out by US Rubber and that became Uniroyal. Are any of the records of the Sylvan Mills still in existence such as employment records, disability records, pensions, etc.? If so, how can they be obtained? What type of mill was the Sylvan Mills, cotton or wood or something else? Any leads appreciated.

Ruth Ryan Tue Mar 18 15:48:36 1997
My gg grandfather James McADAMS was born in Shelbyville in 1857. I am looking for his family. He married Sarah HAINES. All help appreciated!

Robert P. Abbott Sun Mar 16 08:02:10 1997
We are looking for information on the following: William Oliver - born about 1818 Caroline Jewell Jared (sp) - born about 1830 These two were married on 5/13/1847 in Lincoln Co., TN. They lived in Bedford Co. and later moved to Davidson Co., TN. We need information about the family (parents, etc.).

A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr. Sun Mar 16 04:57:28 1997
Am seeking information on all BARNHILLs in middle Tennessee to update a book I published in 1994. Would like to hear from anyone doing research on the BARNHILL line or anyone who knows anything about the family. Many were in surrounding counties. You may contact me at A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr., P. O. Box 22621, Knoxville, TN 37933.

Celeste HOLT Gothorp Sat Mar 15 19:02:03 1997
Looking for any information on Holts originating in NC then migrating to TN. Have some info that shows several Holts buried in Bedford County. Also John Holt - one of Tenn first State Representatives is in this lineage.

Michael Holodinski Sat Mar 15 08:13:27 1997
Looking for information on Joab SCOTT born about 1818 in Bedford County, TN; son of Jesse SCOTT born about 1790 and Jennie DIAL born about 1790.

L. D. McWilliams Fri Mar 14 14:46:50 1997
Thomas J. POWDRILL (1794 Lincolnshire, England) mar, Elizabeth ____ (1805 NC) in 1820 in Bedford Co., TN. I am looking for her parents.

Jean Camas Fri Mar 14 14:28:07 1997
Jesse VANNOY was born in Tennessee around 1797, probably Bedford County. He moved to Hopkins County, KY where he raised his family. I would be interested in sharing information on Jesse who was my ggg grandfather. Thank you.

Fran Roberts Fri Mar 14 05:22:06 1997
Researching ancestors of James T. Turpin,(1820-1895) Bedford Co TN marr: Lucinda Trollinger (1829-1902). Will exchange.

L. D. McWilliams Thu Mar 13 20:09:27 1997
John Jefferson HOOPER (1812 Bedford Co., TN) married Allazara BOUNDS (1816 Morgan Co., AL) in 1837. His brother, Benjamin Franklin HOOPER (1820 Bedford Co., TN) married Elizabeth Ann BOUNDS. Allazara and Elizabeth are probably sisters. I am trying to place these women iwth their families.

Frank Adams Thu Mar 13 15:28:08 1997
Looking forinformation on: Z.T. Adams (or Zachariah Taylor Adams); born October 1, 1849 in Bedford County, TN (?) US Census for Tennessee in 1860 lists a Z.T. Adams (according to Family Tree Maker Census Index CD) TN, Bedord County, Western Division, 19th District, #62, of the 1860 census. I do not have access to this record. If anyone can obtain it or tell me where I can obtain it I will be grateful. Frank Adams

Jean Shroyer Wed Mar 12 20:13:45 1997
AUSTIN/PARISH/NEIL/HANKINS: Seeking info on my ancestor, Stephen Austin b. 1769 VA s/o Jos. AUSTIN b. c. 1730-32 VA, s/o John Austin, SR. b. c. 1690. This family res. in 1750's in Lunenburg Co., VA. Stephen mar. Rebecca HANKINS d/o Wm. HANKINS and Eliz. DAVIS of Pittsylvania Co., VA. Found Stephen mentioned in Bedford Co., TN deeds with a Parish family and a dau. Lebinde AUSTIN. What became of Lebinde AUSTIN and/or who did she marry? Need marriage search here. What connection is a John NEIL to the Wm. W. DEARING of Bedford Co., TN and wife, Eliza Ann AUSTIN d/o Stephen?

Gerry Scoffield Wed Mar 12 17:18:01 1997
FORD, John S. born in Bedford County about 1855. He married Mahala ?? I don't know her maiden name. I found her death certificate, but it doesn't reveal her maiden name either. The only thing I know is her date of birth: August 27, 1853. And she was born in Belt Buckle. I searched the 1860 census for Belt Buckle page by page on the census, but couldn't find a child by the name of Mahala. Does anyone have access to the birth records for Bedford County 1853? I would really appreciate a look up. I need to know her maiden name. Thank you

Joe Osteen Wed Mar 12 09:37:37 1997
I am looking for information on John Newton Osteen (b. 1862), son of Daniel Osteen. John N. Osteen was born in Bedford Co. TN and I think Daniel was born in TN also (maybe Bedford Co.). John N. had brothers Walter, Frank and George. The 1860 Fed. census shows a Daniel but John N. wasn't born until 1862. The next appearance of either is in the 1880 census where John Newton Osteen shows up as a farm laborer living with his employers in Christian Co. KY. This is my grandfather. I am trying to find a connection back to John Newton Osteen's father Daniel. Any info greatly appreciated. Joe Osteen

Linda Howard Isbell Wed Mar 12 08:08:58 1997
Researching the surnames RUSSELL/FRIDDLE. John L. RUSSELL was born Oct. 1, 1823 in Bedford Co., TN., died March 14, 1918 in Logan Co., AR, buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. He first married Turley FRIDDLE, and after her death, married Turley's sister, Emeline FRIDDLE IN 1863. They moved to AR in 1870. Will share information on this family.

Linda Howard Isbell Wed Mar 12 08:02:11 1997
Researching surnames FRIDDLE/HUDLOW from Bedford Co. TN. Martin FRIDDLE was born December 20, 1797 in Hillsborough, NC, died Oct. 16, 1895 in Flatcreek, Bedford Co. He came to Bedford Co. in the fall of 1810 with his mother, Mary FRIDDLE when he was 13 years old. In 1818 he married Dianna HUDLOW, who is also buried at the Hastings Campground Cemetery, New Hope. Will share information on this family and their descendants.

Charles M Paty Tue Mar 11 13:59:15 1997
Wish to make contact with anyone researching following surnames; PATY, ERWIN, MCCORD, TURNER, SHRIVER, BINGHAM, My grandfather operated drygoods store in downtown Bell Buckle Bedford Co, from late 1880's to 1935. Above names are all related through marriage.

Suzanne Alewine Tue Mar 11 11:39:55 1997
ANGLIN, Adren - Looking for information on an Adren Anglin living in Bedford county, TN in 1830. There was at least one child with him, a daughter, Mary Ann "Polly" Anglin (b. 1823), and may have also been an Adam and a Frances Anglin who were siblings to Mary Ann. Am looking for information about Adren's spouse, birth & death dates, other children, etc. Mary Ann married Jefferson Branch in Benton county, MO in 1840. There is a John Anglin in Benton county, MO at this time also. Any information on this Anglin family would be welcomed. THANKS - Suzanne Alewine

M. Charles Mon Mar 10 22:23:54 1997
LITTLES I am looking for the Little families who lived in Bedford Co between 1820 and 1860. Benjamin Little came fraom Washington Co. Tn around that time and I would like information about his children and their families. I believe he had a son Greenberry and maybe a son John both born around 1824.In 1860 they move to Overton Co., Tn. Any and all information would be appreicated and valued.

Marie Beckman Mon Mar 10 20:28:16 1997
I'm researching the Frizzell family of Bedford Co. TN. My great grandmother was Thelitha Ann Frizzell(b.2/1858 d.11/1919)She was married to James Jakes(b. 1857 d. 11/1922)and they are buried in Willow Mount Cem. in Bedford Co.Am searching for Thelitha's parents and gr parents. Found what I belive to be her parents in 1860 & 1870 census of Bedford Co.TN David W. Frizzell(b.1815) and Rebecca Manley(b. 1818)However in the 1870 census it lists David's wife as Sallie and her birth year as 1816.Is this still the same person or has Rebecca died and David remarried the children are the same. They had ten children: Leander,James,Mary, Crockett,Henry,Permelia,John,Abasalom,Theodrick & Thelitha Ann. (my greatgrandma)I'm interested in any info that anyone may have on the Frizzell,Jakes,Morrow Manley Eoff Cook King or Manier families of Bedford Co. Tn. E-Mail at Thanks for any help!

Jean Beard Sat Mar 8 14:45:26 1997
Need parents of James Harrison Campbell, b. 1840, d.1873. m. Martha Ann Parsons b.1840 d.1873. Found in 1870 Census for Tn. Lived in Shelbyville TN. Bedford Co, TN. Son Jacob Walter Campbell b.1863 d. 1904. m. Jennie Vernette Calhoun. James Harrison Campbell according to deeds bought and sold property with a J.E. Campbell as his partner. Family papers wiped out by a fire so no records exist except those found in Census's etc. I also need info on the family of Martha Parsons.. Her brother was James T. Parsons who was a carpenter in the Shelbyville Area.. His wife was Rebecca H. ???

Connie Chitwood Thu Mar 6 21:12:36 1997
Looking for information on Lancaster Lovett lived in Bedford Co. TN about 1820. He had at least 2 sons Green and Enoch. His wife was calles Kitty. Know that he owned land in Bedford Co. in 1822. Please help.

Jane BeattieGibso Wed Mar 5 20:41:27 1997
Seeking infomation on the birth of children of Gibson Jewett Short and Marzee Eugenia Price. They were married in Bedford County in 1875 and had several children, one of which was my Grandmother, Lizzie Belle, born in Bedford Co.15 Oct.1880.

Earl Agee Wed Mar 5 14:38:41 1997
Seeking information on Simeon Prince, shown in 1850 Bedford Co, TN census as "Simcor" Prince. Will share information. Thanks, Earl

Michael T. Elliott Tue Mar 4 18:25:37 1997
I am seeking information about any ELLIOTT'S in Bedford County. My Grandfather, James A. Elliott, was born in Coffee Co., TN in 1868, but lived most of his early life in Shelbyville, TN. His father was a Samuel Elliott (b. about 1841 in TN) and his father was William J. Elliott (b. about 1811 in VA). Other names of interest are: GUY, COPE, & DANIEL. I am also interested in any info about a Reverend Lige Weaver, base upon some old family records around the turn of the century, he preached at some ELLIOTT & GUY funerals. Does anyony have any information or records of the New Hope Cemetery and Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Robert L. Williams Tue Mar 4 17:02:54 1997
Need info about WILLIAM M. ROBERTS,born about 1825 and wife, LUISA JANE MOORE, born about 1835. They had 14 children that I have found some reference to in Bedford County. I would like to know where they are buried and where they lived in Bedford County. Some of their children were FANNIE VIRGINIA ROBERTS, born July 07, 1854, died Sepr.23, 1922. My grandmother was HARRIET ELIZABETH ROBERTS, born February 08, 1856 and died June 10, 1932. She was married to STEPHEN KING BENNETT,1st. They lived in Franklin County most of their lives and are buried in the BENNETT Cemetery near Decherd, Tn. A sister of HARRIET'S was ELIZA IVA ROBERTS, born 1864, died July 1909, married a WILLIAM A. ARNOLD and they lived in Bedford County. A brother of HARRIET'S was NATHANIEL JACKSON ROBERTS, born about 1866, about 1906 was married to BELLE JANE DANIALS. If you have any information about any of the WILLIAM M. ROBERTS family please E-mail your name and address to <> and I'll contact you, or if you will include the info in the E-mail.

Roseanne Cain Tue Mar 4 11:27:07 1997
John HAYNES d bet 1832-1838 in Bedford Co, leaving wife Elizabeth, b abt 1800 AL, and ch Harriet, Nancy, John, Thomas and Henry HAYNEs, all of Bedford County. John Rushing and Elizabeth Haynes (his wife) were Execs of John's LW&T. What was John RUSHING's relationship to this family?

Kathy Holt Menzies Mon Mar 3 16:44:29 1997
I am searching for information on my grandfather, JOHN EWELL HOLT,born in Wartrace, Tenn. on July 10, 1889. His father was WILLIAM THOMAS HOLT, born in Warctrace in 1853 and his mother was LUCY VIRGINIA HALL HOLT, born in Tennessee in 1863. JOHN EWELL HOLT relocated to Central California and had brothers and sisters. Here are some of their names: SAM HOLT, GEORGE HOLT (Hanford, CA) and BILL HOLT (Cayucos, CA).

Jan (Cooper) Greer Mon Mar 3 16:33:42 1997
Seeking information and descendants of: CRANFIELD, GOSSAGE, MOORE Sarah GOSSAGE, b. 1843 Coffee Co., TN, dau. of Patton GOSSAGE (1809-1880) and Clementine (--?--) GOSSAGE (1817-1898), married (1) D. B. CRANFIELD, 1 March 1865 Coffee Co., TN; married (2) John A. MOORE, 4 July 1884 Coffee Co., TN. D. B. and Sarah (GOSSAGE) CRANFIELD's daughter: Emma "Emily" CRANFIELD, b. 1866 Coffee Co., TN. Information from 4 Jan 1899 Coffee Co., TN Petition of Mrs. Mattie Gossage of Coffee Co., TN, lists the children and heirs of Patton Gossage and where they were living. " Sarah Moore formerly GOSSAGE wife of John MOORE, residents of Bedford Co.,TN." I would like to correspond & exchange information. Jan (COOPER) GREER, e-mail: or snail mail: Rt. 6 Box 4069, Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Roseanne Cain Mon Mar 3 11:38:49 1997
HAYNES--John HAYNES b. ca 1790-1800, d bet 1832-1838 Bedford Co.Deed abstract rec in that Co. gave John's executors as John RUSHING and his wife Elizabeth HAYNES. As per his LW&T instructions, Elizabeth purchased land in Bedford Co. on North Fork, bordering James A. KEEL and William McKay. John and Elizabeth's children, as named in this deed: Harriet, Nancy, John, Thomas, and Henry Haynes, all of Bedford Co., TN. Any info on this family greatly appreciated.

Greg Sampson Sun Mar 2 12:37:53 1997
I would appreciate any information you may have on the Surnames CLAXTON,RACKLEY,SANDERS or HARRISON. A Jonathan Claxton moved from N.C. to the Bedford Co.Tn. area in 1799 his son James Claxton married Temperance Rackley in 1819 in Bedford County they had a son (1 of 12) James Ancel Claxton born 1826, James A. subsequently married Jane E. Harrison. The whole family moved to Mo. in 1850 to 1852. A son and daughter stayed behind, said daughter Elizabeth married Steve Sanders.Thank you

Sandy Greening Thu Feb 27 11:14:34 1997
Looking for the following surnames in Bedford Co Tn: HAMPTON, WILSON, BRUMMETT, SIMPSON, FARMER, RUSSELL & HELTON Will share any info

Jimmie Lynch Mon Feb 24 15:34:44 1997
Searching for information relating to Gray LYNCH, beleived to have been born in Bedford Co. in May 1837. Gray married in Crittenden Co. Ky on 26 Dec 1860 to Pernecia HAMBY Children: Patsy - no dates or places John Shirley - b. 1869 d. 1946 Caldwell Co. Ky. marr. Littie Isabel TABOR James Clayborn - b. May 1863 d. 1950 Union Co. Ky Can anyone Help with this family?

Paul Wood Sun Feb 23 15:25:43 1997
CHESHIRE/CHESSHIRE/CHESSER/CHESHIR/CHESSHIR I need records showing the names and information about the parents of a Daniel CHESSHIR who was born 5 Apr. 1824 in Virginia, probably Halifax Co., and married a Sallie RAULSTON (or ROLSTON) from Tennessee. Daniel and Sallie CHESSHIR were living in Tennessee, probably Bedford Co., in May 1845, when their first daughter, Elizabeth Jane CHESSHIR, was born. Their first son, James Riley CHESSHIR was born in Tennessee, in Jul 1846. The family soon after moved to Red River Co., Texas, where Daniel CHESSHIR appears on the county tax rolls in 1848. Daniel and Sallie CHESSHIR settled in Red River Co. and had eleven more children. He died in Red River Co., 26 Jun 1888 and is buried in the Halesboro Cemetery in that county. Some sources say that Daniel CHESSHIR'S given name was Nathaniel, that his father was Zachias CHESSHIR and his mother was Ketura (or Catherine)unknown surname. I need proof of these things. Census records specify that this Zachias CHESSHIR was born in Virginia (probably Halifax Co.), about 1791. Records show that Zachias CHESSHIR and his family were living in Bedford Co., Tennessee in 1835 and 1840, then in Red River Co., Texas in 1850.

Glenn Cherry Sat Feb 22 21:50:32 1997
Looking for information on Ezekiel Cherry, born in 1792. Married Jane Wilson in 1812. Family bible gives date of death as December 5, 1834, however, no record of death or burial in Bedford County has been found. Will be happy to exchange information with anyone researching this line.

Denice J. Lipscomb Sat Feb 22 06:27:22 1997
ERWIN/CUNNINGHAM/PATTON Seeking information on RHODA CUNNINGHAM born March, 1733, died Jan 1831 in Bedford Co. married a Cunningham. Daughter SARAH CUNNINGHAM married JAMES PATTON. Would also like information on these two. All are buried in the Couch/Patton Cemetery in Bedford Co.

Betty Moran Thu Feb 20 20:53:08 1997
John TOWNZEN Sr, John TOWNZEN Jr, Wm., Joshua, & Whitfield TOWNZEN in Bedford Co. TN 1800-1818. No record of them in Bedford after they sold land in 1818. 1820 census Stewart Co. TN has a John, William and two named Thomas TOWNZEN. Are these the same? Whitfield TOWNZEN & an Edmond TOWNZEN show up in St. Clair Co. IL, same time. All show born in NC. Need County in NC, need proof Bedford TOWNZEN'S are same as Stewart Co's. Joshua & a George TOWNZEN are later in Maury Co. TN. What is connection for all these TOWNZEN's. Family legend is that if it is spelled with the "Z" then they are family. In 20 years research, name may be spelled any number of ways, but if it's the right on, any signature on document always has the "z" spelling. Can anyone connect these men for me? Thanks!

Kay Ellen Fleming Thu Feb 20 16:03:47 1997
AM researching the FRIZZELL family of Bedford county in the early 1800s. James FRIZZELL married Rebecca FLOWERS about 1810. Need actual place and full date. Family settled at Bell Buckle and James died there 1873. He is buried at Lynch-Frizzell Cemetery. When did Rebecca die and where is she buried? They had children William, Jacob, Nathan, John W., Mary, Polly, Hannah, James, Thomas, and Mahaley. Am especially interested in son Nathan FRIZZELL born about 1829, who married Anna HOPPER. When did they marry, where, who were their children and where did they die? They might possibly have moved to Ky. Allied family names are HAYES, HOPPER, BREWER, CHAFFIN, RUSHING, THOMAS, JACOBS, and MAJORS. Would appreciate any information.

Glenn McAnarney Wed Feb 19 21:46:09 1997
RUSHING's of Bedford County. Seeking personal information on Wilson E. married to Patricia Manley; Minos C. married to Josephine Brasher (did they travel with the Hudson Brasher family to Wright Co., MO?)T.B. Rushing, a man of the cloth.

MARTINA CARPENTER Wed Feb 19 19:08:59 1997
CARPENTER-MCGUIRE-LEE-HARMON-SHARP. John Wesley CARPENTER, b. abt 1800- 1810, d. about 3 Dec. 1841 in Jefferson Co., IL. He married abt. 1830, to Temperance MCGUIRE, b. abt. 1810. She was the daughter of Thomas MCGUIRE and Ann LEE. They lived in Bedford Co., TN in 1830, then moved to IL. After death of John Wesley, Temperance may have married Elisha HARMON and moved back to Bedford Co. (1860 census) with children: Catherine CARPENTER, William HARMON, Rufus HARMON, Leonidas HARMON, and James K. Polk HARMON. By 1880 census, Elisha and Temperance HARMON had moved back to IL. The 1850 Marion Co., IL census shows Elisha and Temperance HARMON with children William and Louis, living next door to five children without parents: Noah CARPENTER, Thomas, CARPENTER (both born in TN), John CARPENTER, Catherine CARPENTER, and Emaline CARPENTER (all 3 born in IL). Was Temperance the mother of ALL these children? Was there an additional child named Melia Ann CARPENTER who married Thomas W. BRYAN? A Thomas B. CARPENTER married Ruth FIELDS in IL. A Thomas B. CARPENTER also married Nice Bell SHARP and lived in Maury Co., TN. Could these be the same Thomas B. CARPENTER? Need information on John Wesley CARPENTER marriage, children, and PARENTS. Would gladly share what I have.

MARTINA CARPENTER Wed Feb 19 18:47:54 1997
CARPENTER-SHOOK-SEARS. Benjamin CARPENTER, b. abt 1785, d. possibly before 1820 in an accident while engaged in boating on the Mississippi River. His family may have been living in Indiana at the time. He supposedly signed a "Petition from the Inhabitants of Overton County, Tennessee to the Tennessee General Assembly" on 6 Oct 1815. About 1810/1812 he married Melia (Melea, Milly) SHOOK, b. abt 1787, d. after 1850. She may have been daughter of William SHOOK and Catherine SEARS of Bedford Co., TN. After Benjamin's death, Melia lived in Bedford Co in 1820, then moved to Jefferson Co., IL in 1830. There is a Milly CARPENTER, with family, living in Bedford Co. in 1820 census but age doesn't agree with later IL censuses. Is this Melia SHOOK? There is a Benjamin CARPENTER, with family, in Overton Co. in 1820 census. Is there a connection between them? Need any information on these CARPENTERS, SHOOKS, and SEARS. I will share what I have.

Kathy Bernardi Wed Feb 19 12:27:57 1997
Looking for the parents of Barbara Brown who was born ca 1843 in Bedford County, TN. I found her living with William and Mary Carlisle on the 1850 and 1860 census of Bedford Co., TN.

Marv Wittenburg Tue Feb 18 17:26:06 1997
Am researching the following familes in ealry 1800's in Bedford County, TN: DICKERSON and YOUNG. Also interested in any info on the CSA 44th Tennessee Infantry Regmt that was formed in this area in 1860's.

Carol Pitman Sun Feb 16 15:39:59 1997
Would like information on the LOVINGS family of Bedford County. Listed in 1830 census - Henry Lovings (b.1800-10); Elizabeth Lovings (b.1780-1790); Westley Loving (b.1800-10) Could Henry Lovings be the same as Henry LOVERS listed Henry Co., TN, in 1850?

WARREN D. YOUNG Sun Feb 16 13:22:08 1997
Looking for ancesters of LEROY YOUNG listed in the Bedford County , Tn. 1850 census, age 30. married to Roda ?, age 24, children Martha5, Sarah 4, Melvile 2, Crusmus 4mo. and was listed in Wayne county, Tn 1870 census married to Rhody ?, which may be a mispelling but with a different group of children, this could be two different people but the birth and deaths are the same on both couples. I am a decendant of Leroy Young anything would be appreciated thanks. Warren Douglas Young

Kathy Hartmann Sat Feb 15 13:18:11 1997
Rebecca DRYDEN b. abt 1802 VA m. Joseph Daniel DICKSON b. 21Jun1798 NC. They married 1820(?) in Rutherford or Bedford Co., TN before moving on to Gregg Co, TX. Her parents may have been Jonathon DRYDEN and Hannah DUFF. Any info on DRYDEN appreciated. I have much more on DICKSON descendents.

Ina Wallace Fri Feb 14 23:35:59 1997
In the Land Deed Genealogy of Bedford Co., TN, 1807-1852 book is a William STAMPER Granville Co., NC shown as having sold 300 acres of land on the North Fork of Duck River, borders Daniel's line, to John T. FORREST from Orange Co., NC. If anyone has any information on this William STAMPER family, I would appreciate your help.

Jean Fri Feb 14 21:09:13 1997
Am desperate to exchange information with anyone who can identify DOBB families who were in Bedford County around 1820. Thank you.

Ray Thompson Thu Feb 13 16:15:25 1997
Seek info on Robert ROGERS, b. NC 1785. Moved to Bedford/Rutherford Co. by 1820 through 1830. Departs for Illinois after 1830.

Ann Maloney Thu Feb 13 11:19:36 1997
Seeking information on Jacob WEST who married Sallie HARLAN in the Cherokee Nation East, possibly Bedford County, Tennessee. Sallie was 1/2 Cherokee. They had seven children: John WEST m. Ruth FIELDS; Bluford WEST m. Nannie ALBERTY; Eliza WEST m. Leroy MARKHAM; Roseanna WEST m. W. D. Nelson ROGERS (these are my ggggrandparents); Ellis WEST m. Clara BUFFINGTON; George WEST m. Elizabeth VANN; Ezekiel WEST who died young. I would appreciate any information on Jacob WEST's ancestors. Have descendency, will share.

Greg Sampson Thu Feb 13 04:20:52 1997
I am researching the following surnames in Bedford and surrounding Counties CLAXTON,RACKLEY,HARRISON. James (or Jonathan)Claxton moved to Bedford Co. from 1799 and his sonJames,married Temperance Rackley in 1819. They had a son James Ancel Claxton who subsequently married Elizabeth Jane Harrison.If you have any information about these famlies it would be appreciated

Donns Carter Wed Feb 12 20:33:28 1997
Am looking for more information on the wife of Ransom C. Waggoner. He was born 1810 in Tn.. He married Mary Elizabeht born about Dec.14, 1814 most likely in Tn..(But, Alabama was entered in one census record) They ere probably married around 1832, as their first child was born in 1833. They lived in Bedford?Coffee Counties, Tn., until about 1855, at which time they moved to Izard Co., Tn.. It has been suggested that Mary Elizabeth's maiden name may have been EWELL. And from the middle names of some her son we add the possibilities of: Green, Middleton, Coleman,Wilson, Bell??? Can anyone help?

Carlene Rhodes Wed Feb 12 19:36:17 1997
I lost this ancestor in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., Tn. MOSE ROLLANS(ROLLINS) b: 8-6-1813 N.C. d: 1-20-1832 in Prairie Grove, Washington Co., Arkansas....married Sarah(Sally) Kibble McGill b: 1-28-1827 Shelbyville,Tn. d: 5-24-1906 Prairie Grove, Ark. they married 1861 in Shelbyville, Tn. THIS WAS HIS SECOND MARRIAGE AND HERS. I information about Sarah and will share with anyone interested. Thanks, Carlene Rhodes e-mail

Donna Carter Wed Feb 12 19:07:12 1997
Will of Edward Coleman , dated Nov 28, 1794 ---mentions son Robt. EDWARD COLEMAN. Is this the same Edward Coleman of Bedford Co., Tn? This info. needed in relation to my research on Joseph Waggoner of Bedford?Coffee Co., Tn. Thanks

Donna Carter Wed Feb 12 18:58:28 1997
Mead Hale married Betsy Johnson (Jackson?) on Mar 7, 1795. in Va. Is this the same Mead Hale in Bedford?Coffee, Tn?? Mead Hale was involved in a land sale with Joseph Waggoners of Bedford/Coffee Counties, Tn.

Donna Carter Wed Feb 12 18:52:22 1997
James Walker that married Anna Perkins (dau. of Mary Tate Perkins)July 1765, in Orange Co., NC. Is this the same James Walker (or a descendant of) found in 1812 Bedford Co,Tn. Tax List? Mary Tate Perkins was the widow of Charles Perkins, the daughter of Rev. Tate. She re married in Spotslvania Co., Va. to Samuel Waggoner.

Charlotte Childs Wed Feb 12 11:06:10 1997
I am trying to locate any information on the Taliaferro's that lived in Bedford Co. Tn. The names are: Benjamin Taliaferro, born 1774 in NC. and died ?. married to Adra Snow b. 1773 in NC. Died 1830 in Bedford County TN. I need to know Benjamin's parents names and his brothers and sisters names and what happened to them. If anyone knows this information please contact me. I appreciate any data. Thank You. CLC

Debby Pipas Tue Feb 11 22:30:34 1997
SONS/GLASCOE-I am researching these names in the Bedford County area. Anyone haveing information regarding these familes please contact me so that we may compare notes. My grandmothers name was Cynthia Leona Glascoe b. Sept. 17, 1891. My grandfathers name was John William Sons no birthdate available but believe he was born in the early 1880's. Other surnames on grandmothers side were Short, Stone, Ladd, and York. Have very little on any of them.

Britt Whitaker Tue Feb 11 19:49:34 1997
John Whitaker,b.1760 and d.1837 lived at Mulberry Creek as did his brother Mark Whitaker. He was an Assemblyman from Tennessee. Would like information.

Joanna Wood Mon Feb 10 11:42:36 1997
Resesrching my BRINTLE ancestors from NC .Some came into Marshall and Bedford counties. SOLOMON BRINTLE m SUSANNAH BEAVERS. I will share any of my info with others researching this family. Thank you, Joanna Wood

Karen Lang Sun Feb 9 17:09:54 1997
Looking for information on the Mcquiddy Family regarding the connection to Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. The McQuiddy's were from Normandy TN. In addition any information pertaing to the Cortner Family.

David T. Green Fri Feb 7 08:11:18 1997
I collect information all members of the GREEN FAMILY who lived in Bedford County from about 1802 to 1860. I have accumulated over 7 MEGS of data on this family. I would love to exchange any and all information, and will share 100% of any data that I may have which is applicable to your family.

DEBORAH PIPAS Thu Feb 6 23:54:45 1997

Debbie Evans Wed Feb 5 20:17:19 1997
Researching the following family surnames; EVANS, CLARK, WEST, and LANDERS. These families were all present in 1850 Bedford Co. I have info to share and would love to have some questions answered. Thank you.

Lesley Sebastian Wed Feb 5 11:42:04 1997
Seeking info on the GREER family of Bedford Co. Thomas Greer, b. 28 Nov 1770, d. 16 Oct 1848, was son of Joseph, who fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Need to know Joseph Greer's parents. Are these Greers descended from John Greer and Sarah Day of Baltimore Co, MD?

JOYCE RUSHING YOUNGBLOOD Mon Feb 3 18:41:22 1997
Looking for written proof that ENOCH DEASON RUSHING was the son of JOHN RUSHING BN 1776 AND MILLY DEASON. Enoch deason bn 1820/21 in Bedford or surrounding counties came to Fayette County Alabama in 1850. Where was he living before 1850?? Was he named for Milly Deason,s father, Enoch Deason? Milly Deason Rushing was left with "several small children" when John Rushing died in 1827. Was one of these children my Enoch Deason Rushing? Milly came to Al early 1850,s. Her farm and Enoch Deason Rushing,s farm were very near each other. Can anyone find the names of the small children left in 1827? If this is not the case, WHO is Enoch Deason Rushing,s father??? Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Joyce

Jean Rhoads Camas Sun Feb 2 20:54:12 1997
Does anyone have any information on the Joseph DOBBS and wife, Ann WILSON who were involved in several Bedford County deeds 1809 to 1817? Who were their children and who were their parents? Also would appreciate same information about John Dobbs who was in the 1820 census of Bedford County. Thank you for your help. Please respond to my email address: Any help at all will be appreciated.

Denise Pollock Sun Feb 2 12:05:37 1997
I am seeking information regarding Louise Pollock and her family ties, in Bedford County Tennessee, dating back to the 1800's. She may be related to Benjamin A. Pollock. Any information that you could provide me would be extremely helpful.

Marilyn Meisenheimer Sat Feb 1 12:58:40 1997
Names searching in Bedford County: TUNE, KNOTT, COOPER My g-g-grandfather, Robert Bedford TUNE, was born in 1832 in Shelbyville. His parents were John TUNE (1791, Halfiax Co, Virginia --1880, Bedford Co.) and mother, Mary "Molly" COOPER (1797 Smith CO, TN--1852 Bedford, Co.) Robert was one of 15 children. He married Jane KNOTT in Shelbyville, around 1850. They migrated to Pope County,Illinos.

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