Bedford County, Tennessee Queries

February, 2000 Queries



Looking for any information on Thomas Jefferson LITTLE or Frances L.NEELY. Married 1867 and had 11 children. Lived in the BedfordCounty area. These are my gr-gr-gr' parents.
Submitted on Mon Feb 28 14:45:43 MST 2000


Seeking info on Rogers/Rodgers, Levi, born abt 1823, died Oct 27,1853 in Bedford County, TN. Parents unknown. Married on Dec 31, 1850Bedford Cnty, TN, Elizabeth Williams born Nov 10, 1829. Sons,William Campbell born Dec 2, 1851 and Thomas born April 24, 1853 inBedford Cnty. After Levi's death and before 1860, Elizabeth and sonsmigrated to Williamson Cnty, IL. We believe she came with parents,Stephen Williams and Mary Fergerson. Levi living with Rhoda Rodgersin 1850 Census of Bedford Cnty, TN. Elizabeth married Isham Williamsbefore 1860 in Williamson Cnty, IL. Elizabeth died Dec 31, 1888 inWilliamson Cnty, IL.
Sandra L. Grant
Submitted on Sat Feb 26 15:13:02 MST 2000


I am looking for any information on Joe BYROM, his wifeTrissie(?),and his father John. Joe was born in 1840, Trissie wasborn in 1842. They lived in or around Raus,TN. I believe Joe andhis father were Baptist preachers.
Merel Pollard
Submitted on Fri Feb 25 23:51:46 MST 2000


In Bedford Co.,Jefferson P.M. Lowe & Margaret Sanders had a son,James T. Lowe shown as a 7 yr. old on the 1880 census. Wouldappreciate any information on this line.
James Lowe
Submitted on Fri Feb 25 12:22:15 MST 2000


In Bedford Co.,Jefferson P.M. Lowe & Margaret Sanders had a son,James T. Lowe shown as a 7 yr. old on the 1880 census. Wouldappreciate any information on this line.
James Lowe
Submitted on Fri Feb 25 12:16:15 MST 2000


Requesting information on Civil War Confederate soldier burials atShelbyville, TN. William RUTLEDGE, Mississippi Como Rangers, died ina military hospital at Shelbyville on March 4, 1862. Understand heis buried in a large city cemetery and graves are marked with a code.Were the confederate soldiers buried locally or moved to otherlocations.
Tamara H. McAnally
Submitted on Fri Feb 25 10:08:58 MST 2000


Looking for information on Algeria SCOTT born in Bedford County, Tn.about 1755, also Peter Martin SCOTT born about 1790 to 1801. Latersettled in Marion County, Al.
Lloyd Carter
Submitted on Thu Feb 24 12:54:30 MST 2000


I am looking for info on a Betty Jo Thompson born in Wartrace orShelbyville Tn. about 1931-1940.She died in same county at or nearbirth. Buried in same county.Parents were William Henry and LonaBelleThompson.BettyJo was their 2nd child would like to locate birth ordeath record and also cemetery where she is buried.Any info as whereto go would be appreciated. Have checked online cemetries with noluck
Submitted on Thu Feb 24 06:16:01 MST 2000


PINKNEY GREEN b 1812 in SC. moved to Tn m Enily Children AllisonWoodville (s)1838, Wm. C 1851, George Giddeon 1853, Daniel S 1854,Joseph M 1856, General P 1858, Pleasant C 1860 Then the family movedto Ky or Il. Settled in Jefferson Co Il. Had three daughters in IlSusannah 1862, Martha 1867 Dolly 1869
Sharon Davis
Submitted on Tue Feb 22 20:51:26 MST 2000


My ancestor Robert POLLAN (Bedford or Rutherford Co.) served in theWar of 1812 in Payne's Artillery, State of Tennessee (Bounty LandWarrant document). Any ideas where I could research this unit?
Nancy Bowen
Submitted on Tue Feb 22 06:30:47 MST 2000


I am looking for descendants of Stephen Jolly, son of John Jolly ofNC. My line is John H. Jolly son of Stephen and John's wife SusanBanks and their son Lewis Wilson H. Jolly who married Mary FrancesWilliams. Any help appreciated. This family intermarried withWilliams and Barnes line. Ginny Keefer
Ginny Keefer
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 19:29:46 MST 2000


I am looking for a death date and burial location for BenjaminCopeland, born ca 1764, Cheraw District, SC. Applied forRevolutionary War pension 02 September, 1834, Bedford County, TN.Your help is appreciated. Thank you.
Joanne Ellis
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 18:47:06 MST 2000


Researching STONE-PETERS in Bedford Co. TN time fram 1800-1840's RedPeters in Watauga Tx.
Red Peters
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 16:21:30 MST 2000


I am looking for information on WALLACE that move from Bedford orBlount County, TN to Morgan County, AL then on to Cherokee County,TX. I believe the move from TN would have been prior to 1840. Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.
Stewart Wallace -- 121 Timbercreek, Lumberton, TX 77657
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 05:59:29 MST 2000


Looking for information on WALLACE that moved from Blount or BedfordCounty, TN to Alabama, then later on to Cherokee County, TX. Ibelieve the move from TN would have been prior to 1840.
Stewart Wallace -- 121 Timbercreek, Lumberton, TX 77657
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 05:54:55 MST 2000


I am looking for the family of Ann Kinionis. She married AlfordGambill from Bedford Co. Tn. around1835. Their were 7 children fromthis marriage. She is believed to be full Cherokee Indian. They movedto Gibson Co. Tn. She is buried in Dyer Co Tn. I have no name ofBirth or death. I am the great great grandson of Alford and Ann.Thank you for any help you can give.
Larry Dunlap -- 74 Hughes Loop Road, Milan, TN 38358
Submitted on Sun Feb 20 15:55:22 MST 2000


William PEARSON was living in Bedford Co., TN as of the 1830 census.He played a prominent part in the HOLMAN/HOLEMAN genealogy. Is anyone on this list familiar with William PEARSON who at one time had resided in the 96th district in S.C.? Thanks much
Linda Swansson -- 1324 Mondavi Circle, Vista, CA 92083-5331
Submitted on Sun Feb 20 13:11:00 MST 2000


We are searching for the family of Ann Kinionis. She married AlfordGambill of Beford Co, Tn. They relocated to Gibson Co. Tn.We would bethankfull for any information
Jane Dunlap
Submitted on Sun Feb 20 10:05:36 MST 2000


Seeking information on the New Hope Cemetery, located at the HastingsCamp Ground. Where is it located? Has the vandalism been repaired? Is is open to the public for visitation?
John H. Hastings
Submitted on Sat Feb 19 21:46:29 MST 2000


YORK and HOWELL surnames: Searching for info on my gggrandfather,JOHN W. YORK, who married REBECCA HOWELL. They lived in Bedford Co.,TN until the late 1820's when they moved to Monroe Co., MS. Ifanyone has any info/connections to this family, please e-mail me
Patsy Garrison
Submitted on Sat Feb 19 15:46:55 MST 2000


EWING ELEXANDER CLARK b. September 08,1883, Bell Buckle, Bedford Co.Tennessee d. January 06, 1958, Nashville, and his wife BETTY ESTHERPERRY b. October 05, 1891, Lincoln County,d. March 10, 1921 ElkVillage, Lincoln County. EWING'S Parents were H. T. CLARK (possiblyHenry Tolbert/Talbert/Toliver) b. c1852, Alabama d. October 011919, and SARA ANNE PARKER b. c1853 Tennessee d. Februrary 1935.They were married on Septenber 5, 1871 in Bedford Co. The familyappears on the 1880 Bedford County census, page 8, district 5. EWING'S siblings were Dora Francis Clark b.1874, Mary Jane Clark b.1878, John Henry Clark b. 1881, Timothy Tolbert Clark b. 1885, WillHicks Clark b. 1894, Laura Catherine Clark b. 1896, Ellen PearlClark b. 1897BETTY'S Parents were J. N. PERRY b. c1860 Tennessee, and MOLLY SMITHb. c1863 Tennessee. I have little to no information about my ggrand parents...H. T.CLARK/SARA ANNE PARKER & J. N. PERRY/MOLLY SMITH. Can anyone connect?
Bill Clark
Submitted on Sat Feb 19 08:34:21 MST 2000


In search of the Talbert/Tolbert families who comes through ThomasRawlings (Talbert) Tolbert, b. 1770-1774, Person Co., NC. md. NancyHenley, 1994. The Reed, Holt md. into the Talbert families.The Talberts moved into Tenn, early 1800's.Will share data. Thanks
Ellie Handley -- 9614 Boonsboro Dr. , San Antonio, TX 78245
Submitted on Sat Feb 19 06:55:05 MST 2000


In search of all Handley, Handly, Hanly and Hanley.Will be happy to share data. Thanks
Ellie Handley -- 9614 Boonsboro Dr. , San Antonio, TX 78245
Submitted on Sat Feb 19 06:42:42 MST 2000


James C.Clift who married Mary (unknown) Clift had one son that Iknow of who is my Great Grandfather James E. Clift who was born Oct.1846 in Bedford Co., Tenn. I find that information on microfishe atthe Library. He married Mary (unknown) she may have been an Indian.James E. Clift is list in Izard Co., Arkansas in 1900 and 1910 Census
Sharron Scott
Submitted on Fri Feb 18 21:01:33 MST 2000


I am looking for my G Grandmother Lucinda born abt 1850. I don't knowany things about her early life. She married James E SHELBY in 1887.Lucinda Wilson's daughter was America Elizabeth Shelby married to Andrew Abraham Shelby, James E SHELBY's brother. I have a picture ofthe WILSON clan made in front of a log building (said to be a cornben).Some of those in the picture are, Sam Wilson, Belle Wilson,Lucinda Wilson and Thad Wilson and about ten more including five children. My dad, Dennis Shelby, uncle Vertner Shelby, aunt AudieBelle (Shelby) Snapp, and my grandparents, Andrew Abraham and AmericaElizabeth are in the picture. Appreciate any info you can give me about Lucinda WILSON and James E SHELBY.
Jolea SHELBY Kirby
Submitted on Fri Feb 18 20:49:41 MST 2000


I am looking for information about John K. Cherry who is on the 1830census in Bedford County and on the 1839 tax list in Marshall County. I am also looking for information about Michael Robinson/Robertsonwho is on the 1820 and 1830 censuses in Bedford County and the 1840,1850, and 1860 censuses in Marshall County. Any help will be greatlyappreciated.
Sandra Farnsworth
Submitted on Fri Feb 18 15:00:04 MST 2000


I am searching for Charles and Ellen Williams who resided in Bedfordcounty from the 1830's through to 1850 where they are listed on thecensus in the 24th district for 1850.Charles was born in Sc in 1800and Ellen(no maiden name) was born in Ky in 1804.They had thefollowing children:Louis,Thomas,Cassandra,Almeda,Elisha(really needinfo on him as he is my direct grandparent line-he was killed in 1867along with wife after they were struck by lightning in BedfordCo.)Peyton and Frances.Anybody who knows anything at all about thisfamily please contact Janette at
Janette Davila
Submitted on Fri Feb 18 08:27:07 MST 2000


Looking for Ezekial WEST, b. abt. 1796, in Bedford Co. circa 1820.
Deborah Harrison
Submitted on Wed Feb 16 22:45:17 MST 2000


Looking for LITTLE family from mid 1800's. Searching for info. onTHOMAS JEFFERSON LITTLE b.1842 and died 1894. Info given said he wasconfederate soldier for 4th Tn Mtd Inf. had 11 children with FRANCESL. NEELY. This is my great, great g'father. Please email with anyinfo you may have.
Sherry< BR>Submitted on Wed Feb 16 20:50:21 MST 2000


Looking for information on Edward King of Bedford Co. Born about1755. Was a Rev. War Soldier. Married Sarah Browning,(daughter ofJacob and Elizabeth Bywaters Browning. Was in Caswell Co. NC. untilabout1800 then moved to Bedford Co. Applied for his pension from theRev. War there. Had several children. I only know one Isaiah. Isaiahmoved from Bedford Co. about 1835 to Western Ky. He is my gggrandfather. I need Edwards childrens names and his pparents names.Thanks for any help.Charlie
Submitted on Wed Feb 16 03:42:35 MST 2000


Submitted on Sun Feb 13 22:41:54 MST 2000


I am looking for information on Martha Laura HAMBY b)4Aug 1866 inBedford Co. She married James CLAYBROOK in Melford, TX.
Lana Hittle
Submitted on Sun Feb 13 17:14:06 MST 2000


SIMS - Robert and Melvina C., both 20 yrs old, both born in TN, aslisted in the 1850 Bedford Co census, district no. 5, page 123,family no. 36, married w/i the year. By 1860, they had moved toIzard Co AR. Does anyone have these SIMS in their line?-Barbara J. Aldridge
Barbara Aldridge
Submitted on Sat Feb 12 23:27:02 MST 2000


Looking for information on Felix WINSETT. He and his family may havebeen mentioned in Vol 21 Issue 3.Is there any way to find out what was in that Quarterly.Believe he and his wife are buried in Bedford County.
Vera Reeves
Submitted on Tue Feb 8 23:02:23 MST 2000


I would like to find others working on the Sutton families of BedfordCo. My husband descends from Samuel and Dovie Johnson Sutton. He isthere by 1820. I am sure that so many other Suttons in this co. arerelated, but how? Would like to hear from others and see if we canpiece together all these families.
Dalina Stevens -- 3108 Erin Lane, Independence, MO 64055
Submitted on Tue Feb 8 22:52:52 MST 2000


While researching my CROCKETTS several years ago I was told byanotherresearcher he had found the marriage listing for Samuel CROCKETT andMary Ann HAMILTON in Bedford Co.TN on August 20, 1820. They were mygg grandparents. I would appreciate any information on how to obtainthis record. Thank You.
LouVella E. Zellner
Submitted on Mon Feb 7 20:13:23 MST 2000


Searching for information on Delilah WILLIAMS who married DavidDickens WOMACK. They are both buried in Old Orchard Cemetery outsideof Petersburg, TN. Delilah WILLIAMS was b: May 21, 1857; d:March 19,1939. Any help on her family tree would be greatly
Elaine Short
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 14:22:26 MST 2000


Can someone tell me about the marriages of Boyer STEPHENS born ca.1806 SC to John and Elizabeth JOYNER STEPHENS who lived in BedfordCo., TN? Boyer had a brother Daniel STEPHENS born 1809 SC, died 1894Bedford Co., TN and was buried in Keller Cem., Wartrace, TN. Daniel's wife was Caroline KELLER. Boyer STEPHENS first married Mary "Polly" WEAVER and they weredivorced in 1832 in Franklin Co., TN. Did they have any children? Did Boyer STEPHENS marry again and if so to whom? Any leadsappreciated.
Joy Q. Gallagher
Submitted on Sat Feb 5 18:21:35 MST 2000


Looking for Cox in Bedford. I have a Mary "Polly" COX born 1823 inBedford Co. Her father was Thomas COX. Mary married Lemuel LeonardCRAIG
Shawn Miller
Submitted on Sat Feb 5 14:25:31 MST 2000


Have seen Bedford Co Ct rec of John Reavis late of the county ofBedford, died intestate; and a couple rec relating to his widowElizabeth and children.I was not provided the dates. Judging frm the census records hewas on the 1850 Lincoln Co Census and widow Elizabeth was on the1860 Bedford Co census. Thus they must have lived in Bedford co when he died aft the 1850 census, but before the 1860 census. Willsomeone with abstracts of the court records please ck for the date,so can determine date of his death. His father David Reavis died 1852 and know that by 1858 his estatestill had not been settled. HELP. Your help appreciated.
Submitted on Sat Feb 5 13:22:40 MST 2000


William HARBER married Minerva Jane MORRIS in 1855. William joinedthe Civil War never to be heard from. Minerva MORRIS HARBER leftBedford County in 1864 and moved to her brother, Burt MORRIS, inHickman County, Tn. I am searching for any information about mygreat-grandparents and any relatives in Bedford County prior to andafter 1855.
Sammye Jo Lawson -- 136 Chandler St., Hohenwald, TN 38462
Submitted on Fri Feb 4 17:20:10 MST 2000


Seeking information on following families listed in the 1830 Censusfor Bedford County. COATES, James 10001-0001 and COATS, Samuel10001-20001. Would like to know if these could be related to SamuelJ. E. COATES who migrated to Illinois not long after this census. Any information to confirm or eliminate connection appreciated.
Phyllis Kuykendall -- 21227 N. 132nd Drive, Sun City West , AZ 85375-2505
Submitted on Fri Feb 4 15:54:19 MST 2000


I am searching for any info on DAVID RICHARDS b. 1895-1910 maybeMD.-TN. ?In the 1850 Bedford Co. Tn. cencus with wife JANE children WILEY20yr, JANE 17 yr, NANCY 15 yr, REBECCA 11, SAMUEL 6 yr, MARIAH 2 yrDavid was on the Bedford Co. tax list as eariy as 1830 and lived inBedford Co. until his death between 1870 & 1880. On at least onecencus he said he was born in Maryland. may have come down throughVa.There was a RICHARDS who married JUDITH WOMACK in Cambell Co. Va. andmoved to Bedford Co. Tn.with the Womacks in 1806-1807. This may havebeen Davids father but don't know his first name. Thanks for any helpPhillip Ray
Phillip Ray
Submitted on Thu Feb 3 13:25:26 MST 2000


I am trying to obtain information on a Mary Ann ELLIS and herparents. She married Asa ANDERSON in Cannon Co., TN on 30 December1841. She is listed as a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church inCannon Co., TN. My guess is that the ELLIS family lived near theCannon Co., TN border in either Bedford Co. or Rutherford Co. sinceno ELLIS families could be found in Cannon Co. or Coffee Co. Knownchildren of Mary Ann (ELLIS) ANDERSON and Asa ANDERSON are: DarcusE., Malinda A., William K., Mary S., Jesse, and Sarah.
V. Brian Anderson -- 22 Lake Ave., High Bridge, NJ 08829-1713
Submitted on Thu Feb 3 08:13:21 MST 2000


While on Prodigy I received a note stating a marriage for SamuelCROCKETT and Mary Ann HAMILTON on August 20, 1820 in Bedford Co TN. I will appreciate any information on how to receive this record. Thank you
LouVella E. Zellner
Submitted on Wed Feb 2 10:00:26 MST 2000


Looking for any information on the following ALLISONS from theBedford Co area: Thomas and Magdalene Allison (deaths late 1793 orearly 1794), children named in wills are: sons, Thomas, Theophilus,Richard, John and daughters, Magdalene Knox, Mary Kerr and Ann Neal. A grandson, William. thanks...
Gil Allison
Submitted on Tue Feb 1 21:05:19 MST 2000

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