Benton County Tennessee
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, on Wednesday, March 1, 2000
My greatgrandmother's name was Mary Reynolds Cannon, and was born I'm told in Camden, Tenn. She married Junius Cunningham and they lived and died in Westpoint, Miss. I would be interested in any information that exists on her. Thanks.
- PERKINS, WATSON
Larry R. Perkins
at Email: LRandRL@yahoo.com
, on Sunday, March 5, 2000
I am looking for an Elizabeth WATSON born in TN, 31 Dec 1823. She married James PERKINS. They moved to AR about 1839. They had 2 children in Franklin Co. AR. Eliza and Joseph and moved to Henderson Co. TX about 1844 to. I would appreciate any help with them. - 1111 W. 16th St., San Pedro, AR 90731
at Email: Danjobro@aol.com
, on Monday, March 6, 2000
Looking for Broumleys and Johnson
- HIGDON, KILBREATH, MALONE, MULLINS, NORWOOD
Mary Turney Miller
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, on Thursday, March 9, 2000
My main line is Anna Jane Malone who in 1860 census of Carroll Co AR is living with a Norwood family. In 1861 She married James Mullins, with a M. Pinkston Justice of Peace, who lived near the Norwood family - this in Carroll Co TN. They must have been near the Carroll/Benton line as several of the men in the same unit of 7th TN CAV USA come from both counties. One was a Higdon who lived near Camden in Benton Co. Also Kilbreath, and Norwoods in this same unit.
Oct 1863 James Mullins and wife Jane had a son born. Spring of 1864 the 7th TN CAV USA was captured and sent on march to Andersonville prison. My ancestor, James Mullins died on the way in a warehouse in Mobile where he is buried in the Union cemetery there. The others made it to Andersonville, but some of them later died. Kilbreath and Norwood in ca 1758 some had left Benton Co TN for Illinois, they were captured about the same time and ended up in Andersonville with their TN relatives.
The survivors of this after the war - around 1870 or so moved to NW Arkansas to VAn Buren County. Seems their leader was Thomas Higdon of Benton Co TN. His first wife was Dolly Thompson who died at beginning of war. He married widow of James Mullins after the war. In Arkansas he built a ferry across the Little Red River and a town grew up from there taking his name.
Anyone working on these Union men in Benton or Carroll Co TN, please contact me. I have not been able to find the family of Jane Malone as yet.
Many of these people were out of NC Dolly Thompson - first wife of Higdon - her mother was a Holland and they were early settlers of Benton Co area, Thanks
- BELL, SMITH
Barbara Smith Norris
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, on Friday, March 17, 2000
I am looking for information on Edith Smith who married a John Bell I am told Edith lives in Camden , Tennessee . She has one daughter who's name may be Louise. Louise may have been born about 1940-41 . Edith may be about 85 years old. She may have information on the Smith side of my relatives. Edith was remarried so her name is not Bell at this time.She is also a widow. Thank you ,
David James Berry
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, on Monday, March 20, 2000
Seeking local Berry Family member that wants to give a cousin from out west (me) a hand in tracking down Benton County Berry roots and beyond. I believe I am a descendent of William Berry and Samuel Berry and GGG Nephew of Isaac Galloway Berry and possibly Henry Berry, all of whom were living in Benton County with their familys definitly during the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census. Samuel and son Phrigen with others moved west to Success, Clay County, Arkansas after the Civil War..I will be looking for scans of Family photos, homesites marriage licenses etc....any other documents to help me link up the two groups. I plan to make the trek to Benton myself someday, I understand there is a family cemetary? Called the Berry cemetary?
- RUSHING, WEATHERLY
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, on Sunday, April 2, 2000
I am looking for information on Robert Anderson Rushing (b. 1870), who married Susan Weatherly (b. 1871). I need to know their children. I think they may be the parents of my grandmother, Faye Rushing Spence.
Robert D Ayres
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, on Wednesday, April 19, 2000
I have a 2nd gr grandfather, MEMORY THORNTON, and have been gathering info on other MS Thorntons with that name in the hope of making some more connections. Recently I obtained the Soc. Sec. application form for MEMORY WASHINGTON THORNTON. So far I have not found a connection to my family but thought I would post the info I have on Memory W. in case it is of interest to anyone else out there.
MEMORY WASHINGTON THORNTON born Nov 2, 1882, Blue Spring, Union Co., MS father; BILLY THORNTON mother; OLLIE McLAW (last part unclear) residence (1951); Phillips, MS employer; Mrs Julia Phelam (not clear), Memphis, TN I also noticed him on the WWI draft registration list as having registered from Tallahatchie, MS
If this is of interest to anyone, let me know. I'll be glad to send along a copy of the application form.
- DALTON, EARP
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, on Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Looking for information on my grandmother Navada (Sarah S) DALTON or other spellings of first name could be Levader or Nevada S DALTON. She married Orlander Earp in Benton County Tennessee on June 27, 1897
- MCKENZIE, PIERCE
at Email: Gmgriffin13@cs.com
, on Sunday, April 30, 2000
I am researching Nancy Caroline MCKENZIE (b. 18 January 1849, d. 14/18 July 1921 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN). Her parents were Jim and Angeline? MCKENZIE and she had a sister named Kizzie who died at the age of eighteen. I don't know if there were other siblings. By 1883, she had married James Pation PIERCE (d. November 1903 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN). Their children were: a son who died at the age of four, a daughter who died at the age of three, Otis (d. November 1903), and Clara Jane Pierce (b. 18 January 1883 in Big Sandy, Benton Co
- DOWDY, MCKENZIE, PIERCE
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, on Sunday, April 30, 2000
I am researching James Pation PIERCE (d. November 1903 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN). By 1883 he had married Nancy Caroline MCKENZIE (b. 18 January 1849, d. 14/18 July 1921 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN). Their children were: a son who died at the age of four, a daughter who died at the age of three, Otis (d. November 1903), and Clara Jane Pierce (b. 18 January 1883 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN). Otis PIERCE had two children: a daughter born in 1901, and a son born in 1903. Clara Jane PIERCE was married 6 August 1899 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN to Earl Howard DOWDY. They had four children: Earline Lavinia "Leila" (b. 17 July 1900 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN), Lonnie Imogene "Jean" (b. 3 August 1903 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN), Otis Ophelia "Phoebe" (b. 5 October 1905 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN), and Jerrold Pierce "Jerry" (b. 13 August 1908 in Big Sandy, Benton Co., TN). The DOWDY branch of the family moved to Florida between 1910 and 1919. I am looking for any information about anyone mentioned here, especially concerning ancestors or descendants.
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