Bedford County, Tennessee Queries

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 Archived Queries for May - August 1997

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Ed Driskill Wed Aug 6 10:43:34 1997
Seeking information on Obadiah DRISKILL, who lived in Williamson/Bedford Counties (apparently very near the county line)from 1804-1817. He paid taxes in both counties at different times. Listed as serving in War of 1812 from Bedford Co., but don't know what regiment, or what campaign. Married to Nancy YOUNG, daughter of Elizabeth ANDREWS YOUNG, father not known. Any help appreciated!


Larry Ballard Tue Aug 5 20:34:02 1997
My mother's side of the family is from Bedford County. Some of the names that I'm related to are: Othniel Dale Wells, and his wife Irma Fay Wells, both buried in Jenkins Lutheran Chapel. They are my grandfather and grandmother. Briefly, other names in the family are Shoffner, Robert Emmett Fay, my great-grandfather, Cannons. I've been around the area. Just interested in information and kinship.


Clara Brown Tue Aug 5 20:00:16 1997
Interested in children of John McBride who died ca 1830. He lived on McBride Creek. Especially interested in children, James, Patrick Henry and Mary who marroed John Polk and moved to Illinois ca 1830.


Terry L. Taylor Tue Aug 5 19:18:17 1997
I am trying to learn the ancestors of MARGARET A. RANSOM, born May 10, 1829, married James P. Taylor August 3, 1846, died April 25, 1895. They lived in the 10th District, Bedford County. I would also like to learn the ancestors of DORRINGTON GARRETT, born February 19, 1810, married to Nancy Gentry, died December 27, 1856. I am interested in any information about these people. Other Bedford County surnames in my ancestry are JACKSON, COOK, PUTMAN, WHEELHOUSE, PRIMROSE, PUCKETT, LYTLE, RUSHING, BROWDER, CULVERHOUSE, AKIN, CANNON, WORSHAM, HARRISON. I am willing to share information.


G. J. Williamson Mon Aug 4 19:58:37 1997
Looking for information on George Washington BANKSTON whom tradition says lived in Bedford Co. His daughter Nancy (BANKSTON) BARKER MCINTOSH is said to have been born there abt. 1805- 1810. Who was his wife and where did this BANKSTON family come from? Is there Native American connection in the background of this family? Any help appreciated and will exchange information.


Beth Sun Aug 3 20:56:26 1997
James S. FOWLER,b.Ky. is listed on the Bedford Co, 1840, Tn.Census. He married Jerusha BURDETT b. Tn. They owned land in Bedford Co., Tn. Abt. 1842 they moved to Newton Co. Mo. Listed there on 1850 census. They died 1855 and 1858, Newton, Co. Mo. Children: Richard G. b. Tn.; James C. b.Tn. m.Eugenia; Joel H. b.Tn.,m. Maria Marshall; Margaret Francis b. Mo., m. John G.WILSON; Abel/Andrew Jackson, b. Mo., m. Sarah HODGES of Tx., Lucy b. Mo., m. Thomas AUDEMON(sp); Eliza J. b. Mo., m. C. W. SPRIGGS; Sarah J. b.Mo. m. Lafayette GRIMES. Would like to know the parents of James S. FOWLER and Jerusha BURDETTt and locate descendants of the above families...


Fran Henley Sun Aug 3 18:48:00 1997
James B. Henly born 1854 Bedford Co, Tn has another question. Was his father Henry Henly or William Stanhope Henley? He isn't the only one who would like to know! Hope to hear from you.


Fran Henley Sun Aug 3 18:39:08 1997
JAMES B. HENLY born 1854 in Bedford Co. TN would like to know where his wife went. Any ideas? Her name was Susan B. She was born in VA about 1856. I'd like to know her maiden name. Can you help? Thanks.


Betty L. Collier Sun Aug 3 15:29:35 1997
SARAH A. BOLTON was born in Bedford Co., TN ca 1826-7. She married WILLIAM ANDERSON POGUE in Cooper Co., MO in 1843. This family then moved to TN where 5 children were born. The last birth was 1858. They are in Henry Co., MO for the 1860 census,then move to Cooper Co., MO where Sarah dies 12 Nov 1869. Is this couple in Bedford County 1850 census? Does anyone know who her parents were? Thanks in advance for Any Help!! Betty L. Collier


Nancy Charlton Sat Aug 2 15:38:49 1997
I would like to correspond with any descendents of Meridith BLANTON of Bedford Co. Tn. He WAS the brother of Judith BLANTON CHARLTON. His son also married a Lucy CARNEY, her mother was a CHARLTON.


Randy Bearden Sat Aug 2 12:26:27 1997
I have a letter that was sent to Bedford Co. TN on 15Apr1911 from a Charles C. Bearden to his cousin, Mrs. Docia Arnold. Who is she? Husbands name may be Joe and they name their son C.C. Arnold after C.C. Bearden. Clara may be a sister to Docia. In the letter Charles talkes about the Jim Farrar school. I would like to know what this school was. Thank You, Randy Bearden, 311 Peacock Dr. Ashdown, AR 71822.


Steve Deitz Sat Aug 2 10:52:38 1997
I am looking for the maiden name of Rachel McCurdy born in VA abt. 1806 married Samuel McCurdy (1803-188?) in Bedford Co. abt 1824. This Samuel came with related McCurdy families from GA to settle the Duck River Valley with other families (Appleby, Leeper) abt 1812. Samuel and Rachel are located on the 1830 census of Bedford Co., then the moved with same families to Washington Co. AR. Any information on this Rachel would be greatly appreciated.
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TERRI STONE Thu Jul 31 06:18:30 1997
I am trying to find my Great Great Grandfather, his son William Bailey DURHAM was born in 1877 in Bedford County Tennesee and he later went to Texas married a woman named Ida May CARPENTER and they had 11 children, names upon request. I am unable to get my GGrand fathers name but GGrand mothers name was Sally JAMES was listed on his death certifcate, and states she was born in Tennesee. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Terri Email terrigem@aol.com


Laurel Wed Jul 30 02:27:38 1997
Researching ancestors JAMES WASHINGTON BLACKBURN b June 9, 1831 m MARGARET PATTERSON. He was a Justice of the Peace and tax collector for Hickman Co. His brother, JOHN COOPER BLACKBURN b.Dec. 16, 1847 m MARTHA MULLINS His Father was Dr.LEROY BLACKBURN m ELIZABETH COOPER; His gf was ELIJAH BLACKBURN m MATILDA BLACKBURN. They lived in Hickman County Bedford County for several years. Any info you have will be appreciated.


Laurel White Wed Jul 30 02:15:49 1997
I am wondering if the Old Hardshell Primitive Baptist Church at Flat Creek has a cemetery. I believe that some of my ancestors may be buried there. I am searching for information on BLACKBURN My ggf was Leroy Blackburn m Elizabeth COOPER; gggf was Elijah Blackburn M Matilda (Margaret) RUTLEDGE. They also lived in Bedford County.


Shirley Brewer Tue Jul 29 16:04:43 1997
I am doing some family research and need a little help in Bedford County TN. I am looking for any CATES family who would know any information about a Nancy Ann CATES (KATZ) she was born in 1822 somewhere in TN. Thank you very much Shirley


George Taylor Tue Jul 29 09:57:18 1997
TUCKER. David B. TUCKER was b. 10 May 1805 and d. 28 Apr 1836. He married Edith S. Rollins and appears in the 1830 Bedford Co. Census. One known son, Wesley William TUCKER b. 1 Nov 1830. Seeking the parents of David B. Tucker, the marriage date and location of David B., the place of birth of David B. and any other children of David B. and Edith. Wesley William TUCKER married Mary Magadalem RAGSDALE 20 Nov 1853 and lived in Decherd, Franklin Co. Mary was b. 17 Mar 1828 and died 21 July 1910. Children all born in Decherd are Benjamin TUCKER b 1850, David Alexander TUCKER b. 20 Nov 1853, Annie L. TUCKER, William TUCKER, Robert TUCKER Ella TUCKER, b. 1858 and Mary Tucker b. 1856. Seeking information on the children of Wesley William TUCKER. I have a line for David Alexander TUCKER who married Mollie Teresa GOLDEN 23, Apr. 1873 in Franklin Co.


dorothy harrison keith Tue Jul 29 06:09:04 1997
William HARRISON b. ca 1792 md Mary A.RIDGEWAY who was born in 1795. He died 1836/37 and she died 1875 and is buried in Fayette County, Texas. Most of their 14 children were born in Bedford County, TN before they moved to Limestone County Alabama where their last child, John Ridgeway HARRISON was born. They arrived in Texas in 1936/37. Their children were Andrew Jackson, Oliver Perry, William, Alvarina, Francis Marion, Mary and John. John is my ggrandfather. Mary A. Ridgeway's father was either John or Jonathan Ridgeway. Who was her mother? Who were William's parents? Also, we have been able to verify only seven children but know from an obituary there were fourteen. Who are they?


Onoldah Rone Sun Jul 27 15:23:19 1997
Seeking information on Samuel RONE, b. about 1813 in NC, married about 1837 Susanna H. Anderson in Bedford Co., TN (according to family history). Eight children were born to Samuel and Susanna:Vienna C., Margaret, Katherine, Samuel, James, Joseph, John David and Landon C. It is said that all children were born in Bedford County, TN, but the birth certificate of a child of John David RONE shows John to have been born in Henderson Co., TN. These children were born between 1838 and 1853. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Gary E. Young Fri Jul 25 18:57:35 1997
MCCALL, GILMORE, PICKENS. Interested in two brothers who were in Bedford Co., Tn. in the 1820 census. They lived on the north side of the Duck River. Samuel MCCALL had married Elizabeth G. PICKENS in Maury Co., Tn. in 1817. Thomas MCCALL married Ann GILMORE and is found in the 1820 and 1830 Bedford Co census. Tradition says he went to Mississippi. Where?


Donna Miller Fri Jul 11 21:16:22 1997
I am searching for parents of my gg grandparents John Henry LaRUE and Tabitha TILFORD LaRUE. John Henry was born 10 Aug 1820 in Tennessee. He married Tabitha 8 Mar 1842 in Bedford Co., Tennessee. Tabitha was born 22 Jan 1825 in Bedford Co., Tennessee. This is where my info stops. Would appreciate hearing from any related families, or any one who has some information on the family. Thank you so much.


Donna Carter Tue Jul 8 18:25:06 1997
I am researching Joseph Waggoner and wife, Elizabeth Caston from Bedford and Coffee County Tn.. Allied familys; Hart, Rainey, Greer(n), and Reynolds. Have GedComs available . Will gladly exchange info with Waggoner and Hart, etc. researchers. My Waggoner family was in Tn from about 18-06 until about 1855.Check out my homepage at http://www.vzinet.com/hpcust/dcarter/index.htm Donna Waggoner Carter POB 657, Edgewood, Tx., 75117


Joe Ryan Tue Jul 8 17:05:33 1997
Looking for related connection to a Joseph Benjamin Sugg(s). Was supposed to have lived in the Bell Buckle/War Trace area (may have been on War Trace Creek), 1853-18??. Was born in 1853, but may not have moved to the Bedford County area until after birth, or could have been born there, possibly to Joseph J and Mary T Sugg(s). (the 's' seems to be a hit or miss thing with this name). He was my grandfather and grew up to be an railroad engineer on the old N.C. & St. L. Unfortunately, he, and his son, Horace, were killed in a r.r. accident in Tullahoma TN in 1905.


Larry Richardson Tue Jul 8 13:05:15 1997
Would like ancestor history of Edmund Richardson, born Moore County, died Bedford Co. Tennessee


Earl Agee Sun Jul 6 14:52:32 1997
I am seeking information on two brothers, William Thomas and John Stephenson, born c1842 and c1847 respectively. Possibly born in Bedford, Rutherford or Coffee County, TN. Will share information. Thanks, Earl Agee


Kathleen Garner Sun Jul 6 06:21:03 1997
I need the marriage date for Jack Butler and Margaret Eaken of Bedford Co., probably about 1900. I also need Jack's parents. Thanks you for any help.


Cathy Mushenski Fri Jul 4 19:49:58 1997
Looking for information regarding JOHN HENRY IVEY, born 1830 and died 1908. Born in Bedford Co. Need help with finding his parents. Have been told his father's name is either Henderson or Anderson Ivey, or possibly James Ivey. JOHN HENRY's father went on to marry MARY C. HOLT. No one seems to know who JOHN HENRY's mother was. Would appreciate any help.


Billy Buckley Fri Jul 4 14:46:25 1997
Robert C. Bigham--born 1849--Bedford County, Tennessee. Father: Leonard Smiley Bigham Mother: Mary Brown Wife: Mary A. ? Robert C. Bigham moved to Bell County, Texas about or prior to 1870.


Kathy Whitlock Fri Jul 4 10:26:32 1997
HASTINGS, Moses,Joshua born 28,June 1864 in Shelbyville. This is my grandfather who moved to Texas,when? Had 2 children named Thomas Robert, and Eleanor. Spouse unknown. Thomas m. Fabrice McClellan, (Parents Henry McClellan & Mary Turner). Anyone have info on these families? Email-Tootsie-roll@worldnet.att.net Thank You!


Terri Fri Jul 4 06:35:35 1997
Hi, I am trying to find any information on the following, My GGreat grandfather was Jimmie CARPENTER and he had a daughter named Ida May CARPENTER, she was born Sept. 29, 1883, it states on her death certificate that she was born in OK . She married a William Baily DURHAM (his mothers name was Sally JAMES b: Georgia) and he was born in Bedford, Tenn on Dec 19, 1877. They lived in Tenn then Texas and they had 11 children. Email me at terrigem@aol.com Thank you Terri


Cindy Ward Thu Jul 3 19:55:32 1997
WARD Looking for Burrell WARD and his children. Located in Bedford Co circa 1820. Any information appreciated


Gary E. Young Wed Jul 2 04:17:06 1997
Thomas McCALL and wife Ann GILMORE were living in Bedford Co., Tn. in 1820 and 1830 census. They had land on the north side of the Duck River and on Wilson Creek. They have sons William McCALL (b. ca 1800) and Samuel McCALL (b. ca. 1802 who married Parthenia). This son Samuel migrated to Claiborne Co., Mississippi where he died in 1839. Did Thomas and Ann also have a daughter Rebecca McCall, born ca 1797, who married John Jacob CALHOUN. Tradition says Thomas McCall died in Mississippi, but not sure?


Kay Fleming Wed Jul 2 01:26:34 1997
James and Rebeccca Flowers FRIZZELL of BellBuckle, Bedford county, Tenn. had a son Nathan who married an Ana (Luana) HOPPER about 1840. They had children James P., William M., Rachel, and John. What happened to this family? Nothing more known after 1850. They might have moved to Ky??


Sharon Mon Jun 30 18:10:44 1997
Peters,Samuel. Looking for information on Samual Peters who settled in Cooper County Missouri. Mrs. Hallie Harper Springsteen on Denver Colo. in 1965 stated that Samuel was born in Culpeper Va and moved to Bedford Co Tenn. He was born in 1769 in Culpere Va moved to Bedford Tenn and was living in Cooper County Missouri by 1818. According to several county histories and family histories Samuel's wife was either a Smiley or Byler. Major Peelor was living with Samuel in Cooper Co. Missouri. Was this is father-in-law? Any help would be deeply appreciated. Sharon Cheney Gooding ID


Terry Rushing Sun Jun 29 20:58:10 1997
Looking for information onThomas M. Rushing. He passed away in Bedford Co. 1869. Parents and children.


John Fowler Sun Jun 29 20:29:27 1997
I am looking for the parents and/or origin of James S. FOWLER and wife Sarah Jerusha BURDITT. Earliest information is 1840 census of Bedford Co. Any assistance or ideas will be appreciated.


Roberta Jernigan Thu, 26 Jun 1997 21:30:05

Mike & I have spent an entire day at the Archives in Seattle Washington and have actually made a bit of a discovery. The parents of Lulu Jones (Mikes grandmother) lived in Bedford County in 1900 (census). Lulu married Huston Jernigan sometime around 1903 to 1905 and we believe they may have married at her parents (Frank & Nana Bess Jones) home in Bedford County. Are there any marriage records (either church records or county) available that would verify our supposition?

Thank you so much, Bobbi & Mike Jernigan, hdgehog@worldnet.att.net


DOROTHY H. KEITH Thu Jun 26 15:30:14 1997
Searching for William Harrison ca 1792-1836 and wife Mary Ridge- way Harrison ca 1795-1875. Left Bedford Cnty TN ca 1834 to Limestone Cnty AL to Houston TX 1827 to Bastrop Cnty, TX. l4 children but find only 7 in Texas. Believe others remained in TN or AL. Mary's father prob John Ridgeway; who was William's? Who are other 7 children? Their son, John Ridgeway Harrison is my g'grandfather. Accdg to census, William b in KY and Mary in GA. John R.H. b in Limestone Cnty, AL. SIBLINGS: Andrew J., Oliver P., William, Alvarina, Francis M., Mary. Mother, Mary R. Harrison rec'd land grant in Texas after William died. She is buried Fayette County, Texas. Will appreciate all information and will gladly give you mine. Thanks!


Marsha Markham Thu Jun 26 10:02:37 1997
Looking for specifics on John Ryo HIME m. to Carrie Emma LIMBO. They were the parents of Robert Lee HIME, b. 3 Aug 1897 Shelbyville, Bedford, TN.


Wendell E. Edwards Thu Jun 26 06:47:20 1997
I am interested in finding any information you may have on Mary Hamilton CALVERT b: 20 Feb 1809 in Giles Co, TN m:Littleton Isbell SULLIVAN 1829 in Giles Co, TN. d: 1 Mar 1882 in DeSoto Co, MS. We have no information of her family -- parents, siblings, etc. Also, I am looking for information on Jane Bedford Jincy CALVERT b: 16 Jun 1813 in Bedford Co, TN m:John STINSON 12 Feb 1833 in Giles Co. TN d:17 Apr 1877 Her father was Joseph CALVERT b:1791 and Mary Polly MERRILL b:1794. Who were her brothers and sisters? Also, any other information on her or other ancestors would be appreciated. I would also like any information you may have on her husband John STINSON and his family. I will be glad to exchange other information that I may have.


Randy Stewart Mon Jun 23 19:22:04 1997
Dear Readers, I am looking for those that are researching ABNER FREEMAN of southern Bedford and northern Lincoln Co. Tenn. I am interested to see if any one has a record about Abner\ having a child named ELIZA JANE, born 1823. Some have said that an Eliza Jane Freeman married William C. Morton in about 1842 in Lincoln CO. If anyone out there can shed light on this question, it would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely yours, Randy Stewart e-mail rlstewar@wolverine.cameron.edu regular mail Box 671, Temple, Oklahoma 73568


Doris Harkness Mon Jun 23 18:45:00 1997
Seek information on Benjamin Franklin HARKNESS, born abt. 1810 in TN or KY, son of John Harkness. Married in Bedford Co, TN to Ann P. Eakin (Aiken). They came to Shelby Co., TX 1832- 1835.


Renea Burkholder Mon Jun 23 12:41:39 1997
I am looking for information about Obediah Gregory Steagall and his family. He and wife Mary (Hodge) were in Bedford Co. by 1860 census coming from Rutherford and then Lincoln Co.They had aprox 12 children with the following known to be married in Bedford Co.: Virginia C. to W. H. Clay in 1869, Lucretia A. to J.J. Coles/Cotes in 1866, Martha A. to Francis H. Williams in 1869, George W. to Emma F. Hutson in 1878, and perhaps Tennessee to W. A. Williams. Obediah is part of the Steagall family of Lunenburg, Brunswick, Amelia, Prince George Cos. of VA. I would like to correspond with anyone familiar with this family. Thanks.


Barbara Trombino Sun Jun 22 19:08:16 1997
Researching my grgrgrandfather, John L. CAPLE, b 1829 Bedford Co., TN, d 9 Apr 1901, buried at Oakland Cemetery, Holland, Faulkner Co., AR. Married Mary LaRue and moved from TN to AR at end of Civil War. 8 children: Tennessee Jane (my gr grand- mother), Sarah, Rachael, Samantha, John, Phoebe, Rebecca, and Volla.


Roger O. Willingham Sun Jun 22 18:10:41 1997
I wish to correspond with anyone having knowlwdge of the Bannister families of Bedford County;to wit, William Bannister, John Bannister, and Henry Bannister.


Charles Garrett Sat Jun 21 20:10:31 1997
I am looking for informaton on Hosea Garrett born in Laurens Co. S.C. in 1872 and died in Bedford Co Tn. in 1827. He was married 2 times first to Sarah Harris they had two cildren Elijah and William. Then to Frances Harris they had six children Louisa, Sarah, Catherine,Archibald, Mary and Elizabeth. If you have any information I would love to hear from you.


SKIP WILLIAMS Fri Jun 20 12:46:12 1997
Seek information on David WILLIAMS Sr, b.1792, NC.. migrated to Smith Co and Bedford Co. abt 1821, then to Franklin Co., ILL abt 1826. He served with the Smith Co 24 reg.TN Mililtia in the war of 1812. Married married Mary Slinkard in TN and had one son, Benjamin. Mary died, and he married (2) Joanna vance. children of the 2nd M. are Joseph (1819), John W. (1822), Martin J. (1825), Samuel (1827), Martha Jane (1830) and David (1834). Would like info on David WILLIAMS Sr.'s parents and any of his siblings. Possibly lived in or around the Carthage, TN area. Several of the children were born in Bedford Co., TN Any help appreciated and willing to swap histories.


Neale Sorrels Fri Jun 20 11:53:42 1997
Am seeking information on a THOMAS SORRELS, who received a Revolutionary War Land Grant(North Caroline #2961) of 640 acres in Bedford County, TN on 8/19/1807. The property was deeded to his heirs on 8/22/1815. Who were the heirs? The property was located on the waters of Rock Creek of the Duck River, Section #5, Range #2. I believe that my Great- grandfather WILLIAM SORRELS may have been born there on 1/28/1823. Neale Sorrels, 1314 N.W. Conklin Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97526 (541)479-8340 or jpd@cdsnet.net


Brenda Dearman Tue Jun 17 19:03:29 1997
Would like to exchange info on WILLIAM EAKINS/AIKENS was born in SC on Oct 8, 1765. He moved to Illinois in 1810 and to Bedford Cty., TN in 1812. He and wife Elizabeth ? had :James Monroe, Ephraim, Ann, Elizabeth. They moved to San Augustine Cty., TX about 1834. William died 1840. Any info on James is needed.


Carolyn Ericson Tue Jun 17 08:32:43 1997
Seek correspondence with descendants of John RAINEY/RANEY, who died in Bedford Co. prior to 3 May 1842, who was a veteran of the American Revolution. In the 1820s and 1830s, other RAINEYS living near John were Peter, John W., A. R. and Henry K. Were these children of John? Need help on this family.


Susan Dryden Mon Jun 16 15:36:31 1997
DRYDEN...I am looking for imformation about the parents/grandparents/etc. of Thomas Lanier Dryden b. 6/3/1916 in Bedford Co., TN. He married a Grace Martha Tallman on 9/11/1937 in Wayne Co., Michigan. He died on 8/18/1979 in Camden Co., NJ. Any information on his parents/grandparents would be greatly apprieciated. Any other information about his parents/ grandparents/etc. would also be appreciated. Email me at Eponine2@aol.com with any info. Thanks.


Herb Wallace Sun Jun 15 17:16:43 1997
Looking for Reuben Wallace may have been spelled Rubin. G.G.Grandfather was son William O.Wallace b.13 Nov 1810 Davidson or Bedford Co,Tn. Wm.O. m.Margaret Ruth or Rutha Chambliss d/o Joel & Mary Bailey Chambliss. Any information welcomed. Reuben was married to Maragret Page d/o Absalom & Lydia ?? Page.


Terry Rushing Sun, 15 Jun 1997 15:02:50

Hi! I'm looking for Mary Polly Rushing born 1808 or 1809 in Bedford Co. Tennessee. Do you know anyone with 1810 census, or birth records? Any info welcome, will share. Thank-You Terry Rushing, rtsk69@ldd.net


LV Hayes Sat Jun 14 23:04:24 1997
Looking for info on the Peter HAYES family which came to Bedford Co from SC after 1816. Peter's wife was Kiziah, his children Hiram, Elias H., Henry, Jane, Archibald, Sarah, Christiana, Cooper, Mary, Nelly, Mahaly. Jane married John SUMMERS, Sarah m. William BRASHEAR/BRASHIER/BROOKSHIRE, Christiana m. William FRIZZELL, Cooper m. Francis Ann BATES, Mary m. a WARD, Mahaly m. William C. HAGGARD. Several of Peter's children relocated to western Arkansas.


Joan Marie Meyering Sat Jun 14 22:36:04 1997
HARBIN Would like to exchange information with anyone with HARBIN connections. I am particularly interested in finding who Jarrett HARBIN married & what kids he had. He was a tavernkeeper in Clinton in Anderson County & was there 1805-1815 or so. Am also interested in the parents of Alfred S. HARBIN who married Henrietta Lowe in 1827 in Rutherford County, and in the James Harbin who was mentioned in Bedford County land records 1823-38. Thank you for responding. Joan Marie Meyering in Oregon


Mark McCall Fri Jun 13 20:57:39 1997
William Porter MCCALL and his family arrived in Bedford Co in the 1870s and lived there until his death in 1890. Am researching other descendents of this family. Daughter, Sarah MCCALL m. Albert Alvin HONEYCUT: Children Amanda, Harriet, Nancy, Ella, John, Alvin (m. Minnie Damron). Daughter Martha Frances MCCALL m. Robert Young DAVIS: Children Geneveve, Robert, John, Henry J.. Granddaughter, Lena Bell MCCALL m. Edward B. DAVIS: No known children. Son Allen David MCCALL m. Martha Viola MORGAN - Have information on this branch.


Colleen Smith Fri Jun 13 16:01:46 1997
My husband is descended from two BENNETT lines, both from Bedford County and my own belief is that they are siblings. Pleasant BENNETT, b. 1828 TN, d. 1867 Wayne Co., TN m.ca 1848 Sarah Malinda DANIEL, dau of Plummer and ??. Sarah Malinda was b. 1824 Rhea Co., TN, d. aft 1880 Wayne Co., TN. Their ch all b. Wayne Co., TN: Nancy Jane b. 1849, m. Josephus BUTLER; William F., b. 1850, m. Serena R. HOLLIS; Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1852, m. M. William DANIEL, son of Lott A. and Catherine BREWER; James Posey, b. 1854, m1) unk. m2) Louisa P. ROBERTSON. A Solomon BENNETT listed on the 1850 (age 11) and 1860 (age 21) census living with Pleasant, may be a brother. Also a Matthew BENNETT living next to Pleasant on the 1850 census age 28. Anna BENNETT, b. ca 1824 Bedford Co., TN, d. 1895 Wayne Co., TN; m. ca 1845 Bedford Co., Columbus Joshua "Josh" BUTLER. They moved from Bedford Co. ca 1850. Their ch(surname BUTLER): Josephus, b. 1846 m. Nancy Jane BENNETT, dau of Pleasant and Sarah Malinda DANIEL; Mary Elizabeth, b. 1848, m. James K. Polk DANIEL; General Winfield Scott, b. 1849, m. Mary A. DANIEL; Nancy Jane, b. 1851, m. James H. GAMBRELL; Lucy Caroline, b. 1853, m. William T. WEATHERFORD; Dianah Dulcenia, b. 1855, m. William Richard HARDWICK; James Reeder, b. 1858, m. Sarah J. ?; Sarah C., b. 1860, m. E. Filmore BREWER and William Wade, b. 1862, m. Louisa M. NEWMAN


MILDRED J. BROWN Fri Jun 13 15:37:54 1997
I AM RESEARCHING STERLING BRYANT, B-ABOUT 1790/95 N.C. MARRIED JANE PURVIS, LIVED IN BEDFORD CO. AND HAD A LAND GRANT IN LINCOLN CO. DIED JAN 1829, LINCOLN CO. TENN. I HAVE NOT PROVEN PARENTS BUT POSSIBLY JOHN BRYANT, BEDFORD CO. AND SUSAN---. JANE IS POSSIBLY THE DAUGHTER OF CULLEN PURVIS. CULLEN LIVED IN HARDIN CO. BEFORE HIS DEATH. BROTHER JAMES PURVIS, BEDFORD CO. PROVEN. SHE HAD A BROTHER STARKEY PURVIS, OBION CO. TENN. PROVEN. JOHN O. BRYANT WERE ALWAYS WITH STERLING AND GRAY BRYANT. I THINK THEY WERE BROTHERS. WRIGHT BRYANT, A BROTHER, PROVEN, WAS ALSO ALWAYS TOGETHER.JOHN AND STERLING HAD PROPERTY ON SINKING CREEK OF BEDFORD CO. STERLING HAD PROPERTY ON HY 64 EAST IN FAYETTVILLE TN. ANY INFORMATION WILL HELP. I WILL EXCHANGE. MILDRED J. BROWN


Dan Bruce Wed Jun 11 22:03:03 1997
Looking for descendants of John HOLDER, born 1800 in VA and Elizabeth SMALLWOOD HOLDER, born 1801 in NC. They moved from NC to Maury County, TN - 1830, Bedford County,TN - 1840, Wayne County, TN - 1850, and Perry County, TN - 1860. John died after 1870 in Perry County, and Elizabeth died after 1880. They probably lived around the Cedar Creek area, near the Wayne County line. Their children were William HOLDER, born 1821 in NC, L.C. HOLDER, born 1827 in TN, Glufey HOLDER, born 1833 in TN, Doak HOLDER, born 1837 in TN, Elijah HOLDER, born 1838 in TN, Noah HOLDER, born 1841 in TN, and John H. HOLDER, born 1845 in TN.


Bridgette Cohen Wed Jun 11 20:46:58 1997
Seeking information on the SUTTON and NOBLIN families of Bedford and Marshall Counties, TN. Samuel James Noblin b. abt 1805 NC was married to Cecilia b. abt 1810 NC. They had the following children: Cullen W. b. 1828, m. Martha Jane McNEESE, William b. 1829, m. 1) Celia WHEELER 2) Louvenia MOUNT; Alexander b. 1830; Ann b. 1832, m. James F. SUTTON; Thomas b. 1834; Samuel J. b. 1836; Nancy Ann b. 1840; Frances M. b. 1843; Ezechial P. b. 1845; Benjamin H. b. 1847, all born in Tennessee and all moved to Randolph Co, AR around 1855 except William who stayed in Marshall Co. James F. SUTTON's parents were Foster SUTTON b. 1805 VA and Mary McNEECE b. 1800-10 TN (dau of James & Mary McNeece of Giles Co, TN). They had 6 sons/6 daus; the following children are known: James Franklin Sutton b. 1828; Martha b. 1832; George b. 1834; Nancy b. 1836; Mary A. b. 1837; William b. 1840; Henry F. b. 1842. Mary died before 1850 and Foster died 1850-52 in Marshall Co, TN. Have lots of information to share. Bridgette Cohen, 959 Misty Glen Dr, Collierville, TN 38017 s_prinz_c@msn.com


Sarah Smith Tue Jun 10 17:33:12 1997
I am searching for information on John C. TURMAN b. 1802 came to TN at age 5. He is found in Bedford County Censuses in 1830 1840 and 1850. Moved to Wayne County in 1856 until his death. He was married to Mary Ann NEELY PARKER in Bedford County. I am particularly intersted in information on any of his brothers and sisters and who his parents were. His father was supposedly John Barton Turman, however I can find no proof of this.


Anna Rogers Key Tue Jun 10 12:33:58 1997
Henry & Sarah (JOHNSTON/JOHNSON) ROGERS migrated from NC to TN abt. 1800. When Bedford Co was created they were enumerated in Bedford Co in the 1810 census. Reportedly they had 11 children born on their farm in the vicinity of Flat Creek. We believe their first son John Rogers was b. abt 1800. Other children of Henry & Sarah ROGERS were Sampson Rogers b. abt 1802; Henry Rogers b. abt 1810; Hiram Rogers b. abt 1811; Spyrous J. Rogers b. 1816. This leaves 6 children on whom I have no information. Can anyone help me uncover the information I need to complete the history on my gggg grandparents. The name ROGERS was also spelled RODGERS in the records. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Anna Rogers Key


Lynn Hawkins Mon Jun 9 08:46:13 1997
Need Help!!!! Trying to find information on the following families: Knox, Jakes, Mullins, Kiely, Simmons, Bennett, Holder, Musick, Estes, Fagg, Eoff, and Harrell. These families were from the Middle Tennessee area, mainly Bedford, Franklin, Rutherford, and Coffee Counties. Would be very grateful for "ANY" help. Not on line yet, please contact at: 1172 Weaver Branch Road Bluff City, TN 37618-2546


Bridgette Cohen Mon Jun 9 06:06:53 1997
Seeking information on McNEECE (sp) family of Warren County, TN. Mary McNeece was my GGGgrandmother, b. 1800-1810 in Warren County. Her father is believed to be Washington McNeece. Mary married Foster/Forrester SUTTON, date unknown. They settled in Marshall County, (formerly Bedford County), TN. They had six sons and six daughters. Mary died between 1843-1850 in Marshall County. Any information on the McNEECE or SUTTON family would be appreciated. Will share information.


Jerry Boswell Sat Jun 7 08:13:28 1997
John Boswell listed in 1820 Bedford Co., census. Did he later move to Tipton County? Does anyone have access to deed/tax information for 1815-1830? Thanks


Cindy Ward Fri Jun 6 11:20:13 1997
WARD - Looking for children of Burrell WARD in Bedford Co., TN in 1830. Believe he had at least 3 sons one who may have been named Burrell also. Any information appreciated.


Robert Sikes Wed Jun 4 12:02:16 1997
Looking for possible SIKES/ATKISSON (Atkinson and other variations) connection in either BEDFORD or RUTHERFORD Co., TN. Poss Elizabeth Sikes married J.N. Atkisson (1860 Bedford Co., TN census). Any and all help appreciated.


Mildred Stinson Mon Jun 2 21:38:46 1997
WILSON / TEAT Need information on parents and/or other family of DAVID RUSSELL WILSON, born 9 May 1825, Eagleville, Bedford County, TN., died 22 May 1910 in Butler County, Alabama. Married MATILDA ANN TEAT, born 1831 location unknown, died 1910 in Butler County, Alabama. David Wilson migrated to Lowndes County, AL, served in Co. G, 9th Al. Regiment, CSA, and Co. A, Al. Regiment. He was injured during Civil War and was hospitalized at Ross Hospital in Mobile, AL. Children includes WILLIAM DAVID, a Primitive Baptist minister; MARY ELIZABETH, NANCY ELLEN, JOHN, JAMES E., SARAH MATILDA, ELIZA ALICE, HARRIETT MILDRED, FRANCES JANE, SUDIE PAMELA AND ZACK WILSON.


R. Palmer Beasley Sun Jun 1 21:21:01 1997
MARY MOORE b 8 Oct 1835 Bedford County, TN I am seeking information about the family of my gg grandmother MARY MOORE b 8 Oct 1835 probably in Bedford County, TN and married 9 Oct 1855 James Franklin Fletcher, Jr, son of James Franklin Fletcher, Sr. and Jane Meriwether Sims. I have no information about the identity of the parents of MARY MOORE but believe she had a number of siblings including sister HARRIET ROXANNE MOORE. The children of JAMES FRANKLIN FLETCHER, Jr. and MARY MOORE were: HARRY HOOPER, MARTHA (Mattie) (my great grandmother), ANNIE, JOHN D. and GEORGE F. MARTHA (MATTIE) FLETCHER m 1877 Bedford Co Dr. LORENZO DOW NEWMAN MILLER (graduate of Vanderbilt Medical College) and they had 3 children: EVA MILLER (my grandmother) b 1878, JAMES PERCY b 1880, and ROBERT MARION. MATTIE and James Marion died from the childbirth following which the Moore family took charge of EVA and JAMES PERCY MILLER. Dr. Miller remarried and practiced medicine for many decades in xxx. HARRIET ROXANNE MOORE (Aunt Roxy) took care of my grandmother, EVA MILLER, who as a child attended the Webb School (for Boys) because the Webb family had daughters at that time. The only other information I have is 1) the unsubstantiated notion that the family name of the mother of MARY and HARRIET R. MOORE might have Perry, and 2) that HARRIET ROXANNE MOORE was married to ROBERT SIMS MILLER (half brother of LORENZO DOW NEWMAN MILLER) and then to FLETCHER BUCHANON. Any information you can provide about any Moores of Bedford Co will be much appreciated. R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. 47222,2077@Compuserve.com


Aliene Herin Sun Jun 1 18:28:36 1997
Looking for information on William Dickerson and Esther Coots who settled in Bedford County around 1810. They had the following children: James Warner md. Nancy Young, Rebecca E. md. Wood Blanton, Mary Ann, Letitia. James Warner had the following children Letitia md. a merritt, Ann Eliza md. a Burrows, Willaim James md. a Latimer, John Warner md. a Brantley, Henry Clay md. a Shoffner.


Joyce Rushing Youngblood Sun Jun 1 17:46:56 1997
Looking for parents of ENOCH DEASON RUSHING. Bn 1820/21 in Bedford Co. Tn. Moved to Fayette/Tuscaloosa Co Alabama about 1850 or before. He is not to be confused with the Enoch Deason Rushing who rec ,d mail at Unionville NC in 1837, nor the Enoch Deason Rushing, son of David who moved to Illinois. This Enoch Deason was in Alabama in 1852 and Married 1853/54. He lived and died in Fayette/Tuscaloosa Co. Alabama. He served in the Conf. Army in 1864. He joined the army in Fayette, Al. I think he must be related the the Enoch Deason from N C who had 3 daughters that married John, Joseph and David Rushing. Anyone with info please email joycey@fayette.net Thanks, Joyce Rushing Youngblood


Boice Burns Sat May 31 15:15:32 1997
John BURNS b1788 SC d1867 Polk Co,MO.In 1812 Bedford Co,TN m Margaret Wilson (dau.of James Wilson) b1796 GA d1875 Polk Co, MO. Family left Bedford Co and went to Green Co(now Polk Co)MO after a short stay in Tippah Co, MS, arriving in Green Co,MO in 1837. Eight children in the family (all born in TN):John Foster,William,Robert,Malinda,Susanna,Joseph,Zaccheus Thomas Lafayette(Called "Fayette"),and Elihu Dennis(my gr- grandfather).John was a disabled vet of WAR OF 1812 from Bedford Co,TN. The earliest date I have been able to pinpoint on John Burns is 1814 when he was in the Battle 0f New Orleans. I have found "circumstantial evidence" that he was in the area about 1807-08. Margaret Wilson's family was well known in the area due to her father & six of his brothers being Rev. War vets including Zaccheus and Moses Wilson. Can anyone point me in the right direction to find John Burns' parents and siblings?


Steve Brandon Fri May 30 15:44:58 1997
BRANDON The 1830 Bedford Co. census lists: Charles Brandon age 70's with a female in her 30's Am looking for any ancestor/decendant information on him.


Steve Brandon Fri May 30 15:29:46 1997
BRANDON The 1850 Bedford Co. census lists Robert H. Brandon born TN age 23 wife Sarah R. age20 Benjamin Brandon born NC age47 wife Mary born SC Am looking for any ancestor/decendant information.


Randy Allen Fri May 30 12:15:11 1997
Seeking info. on Jordan MULLINS, born ca. 1809 at NC, Married (1) Rebecca NOBLITT about 1831 in Bedford Co.,TN, married (2) Mary Farriss about 1847. Jordan died before 1880 in Bedford Co., TN. The children of Jordan and Rebecca (NOBLITT) MULLINS were (1) Susan MULLINS, (2) William Valentine MULLINS (3) Nancy MULLINS, (4) Martha MULLINS; The children of Jordan and Mary (Farriss) Mullins were (1) Mollie Mullins, (2) Joseph Mullins, (3) Joel Mullins (4) Finetta Mullins (5) Rebecca Mullins (6) Thomas C. Mullins.


Mark McCall Wed May 28 19:32:03 1997
Researching the following surnames in Bedford Co. MCCALL, MARKS, GORDON, SANDERS, HONEYCUT, DAVIS, MORGAN, SHEPPARD, STEWART, JENNINGS, BELL, REYNOLDS, MEADOWS. Am willing to share information.


Gene Searcy Wed, 28 May 1997 16:43:24

I have been working on the Searcy's and Neills who lived in District one of Bedford County. My gggrandfather John Lambert Neill is the oldest ancestor in that area. His daughter Sallie Clay married my ggrandfather Dr. James Searcy. I have quite alot of information on both families which I would share and am very interested in finding descendents of John Lambert Neill. They lived on Hwy 82 between Bellbuckle and Beech Grove; I have found the site of the family cemetary.

My grandfather Granville Deaderick Searcy and Mary Alleen Chilcoat were married in Bellbuckle in 1885 and left that area about five years later.

Gene P. Searcy Saskatoon,SK Canada, searcy@admin3.usask.ca


Virginia Kobler Wed May 28 14:55:43 1997
Who were parents of Barzilla Harrison, the Revolutionary War veteran who died in Bedford Co. circa 1814? Who was Tyra Harrison? Was he a son of Barzilla?


Betty Ashley Tue May 27 21:19:24 1997
Recently I found a reference in Bedford Co. queries concerning CHARLES BRANDON, with several other names including KING, MULLINS, PANNELL. This query was posted by NADINE CHEPEUS in Nov.'96. This is MY family! How can I contact her? In Jan. '97 VALERIE PHILLIPS GILDEHAUS posted a query with the names BENNET PHILLIPS 1763-1842 and SAMUEL PHILLIPS 1787-1864 of Wartrace TN. This is also MY family! Please tell me how to contact these two cousins! Thanks Betty Ashley


Trica (Robertson) Kilby Mon May 26 22:06:50 1997
ROBERTSON/CAPPS Looking for information on Christopher Columbus ROBERTSON (1824) and Frances Matilda(CAPPS)ROBERTSON in BEDFORD, County TN. Snail Mail: 23716 Long Arrow Lane Conifer, CO 80433


William Davison Mon May 26 04:25:59 1997
Researching the Davidson/Davison family in Bedford and Maury Counties, starting in 1808. Family lived on the Bedford & Maury County line in the Flat Creek and Hardison Mill area. Allied families are Hardison, Wollard. Seeking any information on George Davidson, Brackett Davidson, Joshua Davidson, Jonah Davidson, Nathaniel Wollard, James Hardison their sibs, parents and children. Please!!


Suzi Beck Sun May 25 19:20:39 1997
BECK --Looking for others searching the Beck name in the Marshall Co (Old Bedford) and surrounding counties. Will share.


Sylvia Dees Sun May 25 16:39:27 1997
I am searching for information on MARTHA R. KEENE CHERRY; b abt 1765, location ?; married to JOSHUA CHERRY abt 1782 location ?; parents GOERGE KEENE & ELSI HOLLY. I know Martha Lived in Sumner Co, TN, abt 1796-1814; Caldwell Co, Ky abt 1814-1818; Bedford Co, TN (now Marshall Co) on Caney Spring Creek abt 1818-until death?.Received mail at Chapel Hill post office. She was on the 1820 census for Bedford Co. She died before 1835 when Joshua left Bedford CO, to move to Marengo CO, AL. In particular I am trying to find where she is BURIED. Thank you very much for any help. Sylvia


Baucom, Jim Sun May 25 01:31:19 1997
MONTGOMERY - JOHNSON.. 1850 BEDFORD Co Census has Samuel Johnson and wife Matilda. Was MATILDA a MONTGOMERY? [a daughter of REV H.L.MONTGOMERY??]...Johnson killed in Civil WAR and MATILDA weds JAMES LAMBERT of COFFEE Co. Will exchange data, thanks.


tina grant Sat May 24 16:03:27 1997
DAVID REAVIS BORN IN BEDFORD COUNTY JULY 7 1830 - WOULD LIKE INFORMATION LISTED ON BIRTH CERTIFICATE - ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN RACE.


Scott K. Williams Sat May 24 00:19:12 1997
Researching Williams, Wise, and Dixon families of Bedford Co., Tn. My direct ancestor was John Williams, Jr. (b. abt 1777 Caswell or Rockingham Co., NC, d. aft 1870 Bedord Co., Tn) Married Susannah Dixon, d/o Lt. Col. Henry Dixon. Their son, Joseph Mack Williams (13 JUN 1823) was my gg grandfather. He married Synthia Dixon Wise d/o Henry and Margaret Wise in Shelbyville , Tn. They lived in the Richmond, Tn area of Bedford County before many of them left in late 1850's for Missouri.


William N Greer Fri May 23 22:29:49 1997
I am trying to determine the ancestry of John Alexander Greer, born July 4, 1802 in Shelbyville,TN. He was Masonic Grand Master in both TN & TX -- and three times Texas lieutenant-governor. He was married to Miss Adeline Minerva Orton of Shelbyville May 18, 1836, and in February of 1837 the couple moved to San Augustine Co, Texas, where they spent the rest of their lives. Although a prominent person, I've learned only of his father, Thomas C. L. Greer. Please reply to William N. Greer at wmngreer@aol.com. Thanks.


Dan Stevenson Wed May 21 16:58:06 1997
RUSSELL/CRAIG/DARNALL/BLACKWELL: I am researching these Bedford County, Tennessee families. Contact me if you have any of these surnames in your lineages. Dan_Stevenson@lajolla.sparta.com (619) 824-8923


Steve Lynn Wed May 21 05:19:34 1997
Seeking parents of Francis Marion Webb who resided in Bedford County at the time of the 1870 and 1880 census.


Maxine Reggio Tue May 20 22:03:00 1997
Researching Jacob Joseph LYNN of Warren Co. TN he was born about 1773 - died July 1851 wife Rachel born about 1787 - died June 10,1870. Can anyone tell me the Rachel's maiden name. I have been told they came to Warren co. with the HILL wagon train in about 1805. Their children were Andrew J. LYNN born ca 1805, Dorcus LYNN born ca 1808, Thomas S. LYNN born ca 1811, Fanny (Lynn) WINNETT born ca 1812, Nancy LYNN ca. 1813, James LYNN born ca 1815, Jackson Ulysses LYNN born 4 Apr. 1818, Malinda LYNN born ca 1820, David A. LYNN born 6 Feb. 1824, Rachel LYNN born ca 1826, Jacob LYNN born ca 1829, and George LYNN born ca 1833. can anyone tell me who the other daughters married. They were married before marriage records were kept in Warren Co. Did Rachel marry John STOTTS? Did Nancy marry James WOODLEE? They also lived in Coffee, Cannon, Giles, Lincoln, Bedford, and other central TN. Counties. Some descendants of this family still live in TN. some moved to TX. In about 1878 and some moved to Arkansas about the same time. Some moved to Mississippi. Connecting family names are: BINGHAM, BROWN, BUTLER, CHISM, CREAMER, DANIELS, DAVIS, DUNCAN, ELLIOTT, ENSEY, FRANKLIN, FREEZE, HALEY, HAWS, HOBBS, LEONARD, LYNCH, MCKNIGHT, PARSONS , WINNETT, WOODARD, and many more. I have a great deal of information and would be glad to exchange information with members of this family. Maxine Reggio, Bethany, Ok.


Allen Purcell Tue May 20 19:43:45 1997
Looking for family info on Absolom, Daniel and Mary DUNLAP found in the 1850 Bedford census. Later moved to Benton Co. Ar.


Randy Bearden Tue May 20 17:29:08 1997
I am looking for information on James Monroe Bearden Born 1842 Bedford, Co., TN. He fought for the CSA and in 1882 moved to Arkansas. He had two brothers Charlie C. Bearden, and Henry Clay (Poney) Bearden. I would like to correspond with Bearden researchers. Thank You


T. Jones Tue May 20 13:50:21 1997
BRIDGES, Carrie Mae. She married a Jeremiah Carnal, b. 24 June 1827 in Bedford Co., TN sometime in the 1840's. Who were her parents? Was was her birthdate and the exact marriage date?


Marilyn Whitaker Tue May 20 12:52:45 1997
Seeking information on daniel Turner earliest record we have is property transfer of 110 acres to Newton Shofner Aug 1841. Next record i Land patent barry Co mO Nov. 1841.Daniel turner b. 25 May 1813 Bedford Co., Tn? married 23 May 1838 where to Thursey(Thirzah, Terzah) Wright b. 1813 Need information on sblings Parents? Please E-Mail as I don't get on web often


Gary Perkey Sun May 18 13:21:18 1997
I am trying to obtain information on the Phillips family which migrated from Bedford County, TN, to Independence County, AR. I am not sure when exactly they migrated to AR, but they were supposed to have moved with the Ogilvie family (and possibly other families) sometime around the turn of this century. The latest Phillips family member I know of is Joseph G. Phillips, who was born March 23, 1834. He was married to Martha Jane Brown, who was born April 20, 1843. She was the daughter of William B. and Charlotte Wood Brown, another prominent family of Bedford County. We have cemetery records that show the Brown, Wood and Phillips families buried in cemeteries in and around Bedford County, but have no direct ties to the heads of households. Joseph G. Phillips was Confederate soldier in the Tennessee forces during the Civil War. He and Martha Jane Phillips had nine children who were reported to have been born in Bedford County: Robert Ernest, Charlotte Elizabeth, Samuel Thomas, Nancy Ellen, Emma Jane, James Matthew, William Jessie, Mary Etta, and Tennessee F. I am primarily interested in determining Joseph G. Phillips' line, as well as the lines of William B. Brown and his wife, Charlotte A. Wood Brown. Charlotte A. Wood was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Wood. Any information anyone has on these topics would be most appreciated. I would be happy to share the materials I have on these families. Thank you. Gary Perkey


Gene Searcy Sun May 18 08:43:00 1997
Interested in information and descendents of Lt.Col.JAMES F.NEILL who died in January of 1870 most likely due to complications of wound received at Shiloh. His minor children were: SOPHIA R.NEILL, JAMES F.NEILL, BENJAMIN A.NEILL, JOHN L.NEILL, and MATT FALLS NEILL of Bedford Co.. MATT FALLS NEILL was born in March 13, 1870 and died December 10, 1934. He is buried in Lynchburg, TN.


Jerry L. Taylor Sun May 18 07:52:26 1997
I am looking for information on Lewis Taylor and his son John Wesley Taylor. John was born in 1830 in Bedford Co. (Marshall Co.), TN. Lewis moved to Mo. with his family wife Nancy Oakley and son John. I have some information if you have a connection.


Pat Shepard Sat May 17 21:00:55 1997
Bedford co. TENN Looking for parents of James H. Kelley/Kelly. James was born 1830 in Bedford co. Also would like the parents of James wife Rebecca Murphree also born in 1830 Bedford co.


Debra Winn Walker Sat May 17 14:21:55 1997
Seeking information about JOHN BEARDEN, son of RICHARD and MARTHA (WINN) BEARDEN, purportedly buried in Flat Creek Cemetery in Bedford Co., TN. Born 1744 SC; died 1797 in Spartanburg, SC, but buried at Flat Creek.


Kim & Oliver Peters Fri, 16 May 1997 02:22:33

I am doing research on the RUSHINGs who moved from Anson Co. NC sometime between 1808 and 1815. THOMAS M. RUSHING b.1783 Anson Co. NC, married to Elizabeth b 1787 Anson Co. NC, both died around 1869-70 in Bedford Co. Children: Wilson E., Alice Rushing mar. MARR, Mary Polly married David C. McBride of Calloway Co., Ruhalla married Auslam Lynch, Patrick Fredrick married Sheriba Burks, Elizabeth, John C. married to Nancy, Dolpha Jane married to A.J.Stinnett, Ester Pearl (Paralee) married to William Stinnett, Nancy Margaret, Andrew E., Amanda. Thomas' siblings were born in Anson Co. NC, also. Any information--deeds, wills, dates of birth, marriages, etc. will be greatly appreciated. I have tracked the family back to William Rushing born around 1720 in the area now called White Store Township in Anson Co. NC, however I have no information on any of the maternal relatives and/or spouses of the RUSHING children. Thanks for all your help --Kim, okpeters@magicnet.net


W.K. Wisner Thu May 15 13:58:05 1997
Interested in information about JAMES G. WHITNEY,M.D. family listed on 1840 Bedford co. census. Also information on W.H. WISENER fam ily listed on same census. Also interested in JANE G. WHITNEY and RUTH WHITNEY listed on W.H. WISENER census in 1850. Believe James G. Whitney was in Overton co. in 1880. Any info greatly appreciated


Rebecca R. Gregg Wed May 14 11:29:47 1997
REID(Sometimes spelled REED), WOOSLEY, HAYNES, and LACY. Mitchel Clayborn Reid (1864-1941), Martin Reid(Reed). Nancy Woosley, Effie Monroe Haynes(1879-1967), William Layfayette Haynes and Rachel H. Lacy (1851- 1892). Nancy found in Bedford County. That's all I know. Any help, suggestions greatly appreciated.


B. F. PENNINGTON Tue May 13 19:32:42 1997
HELP! I AM LOOKING FOR A PENNINGTON IN THE BEDFORD AREA AROUND 1861......... MAYBE A B. PENNINGTON?.......... IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO LET ME KNOW.....THANKS!


Lory Carroll Leacock Mon May 12 22:39:40 1997
I am looking for information regarding my greatgrandparents, Buchanan "Buck" CARROLL and Alice HUFFMAN. They had a 200 acre farm 1 mile outside of Fairfield on the road to Beechgrove. They had 2 sons, my grandfather, Edgar Paul CARROLL born around 1901 and my grand uncle, Gordon Malcom CARROLL. My grandfather married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ellen SIMS, born around 1912-1913. She died in Chattanooga at a sanitarium about 1942 from tuberculosis. She is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace along with my grandfather, Edgar Paul CARROLL and his mother, my great grandmother, Alice HUFFMAN CARROLL. My great- grandfather Buchanan "Buck" CARROLL and his son Gordon Malcom CARROLL are buried in the cemetery about 1 mile out of Bell Buckle on the Wartrace Road.


Michael T. Elliott Mon, 12 May 1997 22:30:47

Sometime ago I responded to a query in Shelbyville, the individual stated that he had (or had access) to a book of Elliott's and he himself was related. The book specifically mentioned Elliott's in Bedford and Coffee counties. I e-mailed that individual and never received a response. The e-mail address went down. Does anyone have information about Elliott research in the greater Shelbyville area.

My Elliott family resided in Coffee, Bedford, Rutherford, and the area for over 100 years (1830 - 1935). Thanks in advance, Michael Elliott, eldog@erols.com


Ellen LIVELL Sun May 11 14:13:46 1997
I am looking for information pertaining to the THOMAS family. Anyone related to Timothy THOMAS who was married to Elizabeth (TAYLOR?) THOMAS. He died approx 1860's. They are buried in Bedford Co. in the BELLBUCKLE? cemetary. (Not sure of the of the name)


Peggy McGee Maness Sun May 11 10:01:04 1997
Need leads on parents of William R. McGee b. 1827 Bedford County. Served in Mexican War from Bedford County and married Martha Arnold, daughter of D. D. Arnold, in 1847. They moved to Mississippi, as did D.D. Arnold. Any leads appreciated.


Anita Cowan Sat May 10 19:02:08 1997
Seeking information on parents and siblings of Rhoda BIRD b 1836 in Bedford Co. She married Gabriel S. ROBINSON in Bedford in 1853. Gabriel was the second child of John ROBERTSON, Jr. who died in 1840s in Bedord. Have information to share on that line of descendants. Any info on the BIRDS-ROBINSONS-ROBERTSONS of Bedford appreciated.


Randy Allen Sat May 10 12:13:11 1997
Seeking info. on John L. PIERCE,born ca. 1811 married Huldah Massey, born ca. 1817 lived in southern Bedford Co., TN near Flat Creek. Their known children were Joshua, Jesse, William, Henry Dean, James, Benjamin, John, Huldah, and Sarah Pierce. Any information on this family will be appreciated.


WARREN D. YOUNG Sat May 10 10:24:00 1997
I am searching for the father of Leroy Young, listed in the 1850 Tennessee census B-69-516 (Bedford Co.), as a thirty year old farmer married to Roda ? with 4 children named Martha, Sarah, Melvile, and Crusmus (this name turned out to be Erasmus Franklin).I can't find anything untill the 1870 Wayne County Census, they show up there. The 1850 Census list their ages at 30 for Leroy and 24 for Roda. I would likle to match up their parents if possible. I think the father of Leroy is William Young and his mother may be Sarah Ivy. any infirmation would be appreciated thanks.


Judy B. Franklin Sat May 10 09:44:01 1997
I am trying to find information on a MARY JANE BUCHANAN AND A BENJAMIN ANDREW BUCHANAN. MARY is listed on the 1880 census in Bedford Co.Tenn as a widow with 3 children. OLA BELL(Ollie)MINTIE,and WILLIAM(Willie). Also listed iis a SUSAN POE sister to Mary. I am tring to find out what happen to Benjamin, where he is buried or where he died . All I have on him is marriage licence in Franklin Co. Tenn in 1874. What happen to him. I also know Mary married a SMITH later an moved to Ga. where she died in 1934.


John Dill Sat May 10 08:59:03 1997
THOMPSON. My ancestor is William Garrison THOMPSON, born 1804 in Mecklenburgh County, N.C. His father was John Thompson. John Thompson located in Bedford County, TN when his son, William, was about 9 years old. The source for this information says that William G. Thompson married Elizabeth HAGAN in 1825. William G. Thompson is still in Bedford County at the 1840 census. William is on the 1850 Lawrence County, TN and 1860 Henry County, TN census. He died 21 Jan 1880 in Sebastian County, Arkansas. NEED HELP WITH THE JOHN THOMPSONs in early Bedford County, TN. Does William connect with anyone's research?


Gail A. Shearin Fri May 9 21:04:55 1997
Looking for Alice WALLACE who married Edmond Cooper SHEARIN in Bedford Co., 23 Dec 1873. Need info on parents, siblings, origins, etc. Have info on WALLACES from NC.


Ed Adams Fri May 9 14:57:33 1997
There was a Frederick JOHNSON on the 1820 Bedford Co. census. Does anyone have any information on this Johnson? Is he the same one on the 1840 Henderson Co., Tn. census. Also on 16 Jan. 1838 James ADAMS of Marshall Co., Tn. deeded his son Archibald ADAMS of Bedford Co., Tn. land in Bedford Co. Does anyone have info. on this family. Thanks.

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