Blount County, Tennessee Queries

January 1997


E-Mail:Merrill F. Raber

Date: Mon, Jan 1997
Looking for information concerning the birth origins of William Jennings 1874-1972. Son of Elijah Jennings. Do not have birth mother's name.

Wood, Howell


Date: Wed, Jan 29 1997
Doing research on Caroline WOOD that married into Ben HOWELL family. Also looking for any information on the "older" Howell family. Any shred would help! Thanks:)


E-Mail:Steven Rector

Date: Fri, Jan 31 1997
Searching for family of Elijah Rector(1797-1878) wo lived in Tenn. until around 1840 when he moved to Alabama. He had three children; Maximillian(Mack), Vesta, and Chloe, who moved to AL with him. I do not know who his parents were or if he had sibling s. If anyone could help I would appreciate it cause I'm stuck!SR

Cherokee Indians, Clark, Tucker, Howard

E-Mail:M. Lehr

Date: Sat, Jan 25 1997
Can anyone tell me how to find information on the Cherokee Indians of Eastern TN before the removal in 1838? I'm interested in the surnames CLARK - TUCKER and HOWARD. Thanks!


E-Mail:Valerie Schuster

Date: Sun, Jan 26 1997
Looking for any information on Thomas N. Tuck b.1822 Halifax Co. VA d.1891 Cedartown Polk Co., GA m. Sarah Ann Powell in 1858. He is found on Muster Roll of Co. K 40th Regiment Ga Vol. Army of TN. Alas "Old Tom Tuck" article published in the Co nfederate Veteran 11/1909 number 11. He may have had a brother Hezakiah Tuck who is buried in Maryville TN. It is thought that his family moved from VA to TN. Thomas may have had a 1st wife in Blount Co., Tn. and two children. My great-grandmother said t hat her grandfather or father never spoke of his family or his service in the civil war. Nor did they ever meet family from VA or Tn. It is thought that he may have changed his name from Tut.

Miller, Smith

Date: Fri, Jan 24 1997
Help!!! Lost my g.g.grandfather Julius MILLER born abt 1822, in McMinn County, TN. He married Mary Smith b. July 28, 1822, who was born in Cabarris County, NC. They married 9/6/1844. He left for Grayson County, TX in Sept 1873 by wagon. He may have r eached TX late 1873 or early 1874. Remaining family here would like to know what happened to him and the children that went with him. He had a lot of kids: James A., Elizabeth, William Taylor, John B., Sarah J., Nancy C., Mary Lue, Susie, and Bozi e. Any help would be appreciated. Also researching TEAGUE, TALLENT, YODER, BEST and WEST lines.


E-Mail:William Morrow

Date: Fri, Jan 24 1997
Looking for relative of James Thomas Hackney he formaly live in Friendsville, near by there is a Hackney Chapel. Any Info. would be of Help.



Date: Wed, Jan 22 1997
Meshac's wife? Possibly Hester, Hester Clark, or Hester Clack. His first child was born abt 1788 in TN. First son Eli, b.1794 in TN. Meshac b. 1759 MDd. ca 1855 TN. Shown in Sevier Co. in 1799, and in Blount Co. thereafter.

Long, Sutton

E-Mail:John Long

Date: Tue, Jan 21 1997
Researching ancestors of LONG George Washing of Blount, Loudon, and Monroe co. His first wife Ferbie Ellen SUTTON. They lived in Blount Co, TN in the Trigonia area near the Lone Oak Methodist Church. I think his father was John LONG m. Samantha Everett. I have some info and would be willing to share.
Thank you John Long of OH


E-Mail:Nanci M.Trippett

Date: Tue, Jan 21 1997
I am interested in corresponding with anyone researching or have information on the Trippett family in TN. All the Trippetts in TN belong to the same family. In particular, Jonathan Trippett (Tribbett) of Blout Co, TN. He died ca 1830 and emancipated hi s slaves, Anthony and Mary, at his death. The Trippett name has been mispelled thru the years, especially with Tribbett instead of Trippett.

Massengil, Thomas, Wear

E-Mail:Kathy Kerr

Date: Sun, Jan 19 1997
Looking for any information at all possible on Elizabeth Massengil who married Isaac Thomas. Their daughter Lucretia married Capt. Robrt Wear. They lived in possibly Sevier, Loudon and Blount Co. Robert Wear and Lucretia Thomas were married in about 1802 .

Ewing, Wood

E-Mail:Kathy Kerr

Date: Sun, Jan 19 1997
Looking for information on Jane Ewing, born 1806?, married 4 Nov. 1834 to Leonard Wood in Blount Co., TN. Who are her parents and any other information on her.


E-Mail:Sylvia Whitehead Bedford

Date: Sun, Jan 19 1997
Am researching WHITEHEAD. Thomas Whitehead or Whithed. His son Thomas Whitehead and grandson Andrew Jackson Whithead settled in Happy Valley- Rasar-Blount County from Carter County around 1865. Any info woulld be greatly appreciated.

Colyer, Collier, Collyer

E-Mail:Donna Colyer Hunt

Date: Sun, Jan 19 1997
Searching for anyone interested in the following spelling variants of COLYER, COLLIER, COLLYER. I have info on Colyer family in So. ILL that originates "around" Sweatwater TN. Their are at least 5 seemingly unconnected families in So. ILL and all state originate in eastern TN. Looking for anyone interested in this surname. I have extensive info on ILL Colyers and can point you to Collier.


E-Mail:Darin Switzer

Date: Tue, Jan 21 1997
Searching for any information on the line of Taylors that came to Blount County between 1785-1805. Do the names Grincefield, Rufus, Daniel, Redden, or Madison Taylor ring a bell with anyone? According to relatives who have since passed, some descenda nts of this line were still in the area as of the 1950's.
Particularly interested in the name Grincefield Taylor(b 1785, d 1873, son of Daniel Taylor and Jane Rowland. Other Taylors appearing in this line are Rufus, John Calvin, Reddin, Hugh, and Thomas. Any information is greatly appreciated, I'm willing to share what I have as well.

George, Hitch


Date: Mon, Jan 20 1997
Looking for information on the parents of Charlotte A. L. George. Charlotte was married to Stephen Hitch September 16, 1849, Blount Co. Parents were Alexander George & Elizabeth Paul, married Blount Co, Dec. 24, 1822. If you know any information on this family, I would be happy to share information. Thank you

Hood, Ish

E-Mail:Pat Bossart

Date: Fri, Jan 17
ROBERT LAFAYETTE HOOD's death certificate (CA 1906) list's his parent's as ROBERT HOOD and MARY ISH. The 1850 & 1860 census records for Polk county list his mother as born in TN about 1798. Based on her last name, she is probably related to JOHN ISH an early settler in Blount Co who was killed by Indians in 1794. However, based on her year of birth it is unlikely she is his daughter. Can anyone help with this puzzle?

Miser, Hester, Brooks, Moore

E-Mail:John A. Miser

Date: Fri, Jan 17 1997
Looking for information on MISER, HESTER, BROOKS and MOORE in Blount Co. John R. Miser was born in 1842 and married Theodocia Hester. John's parents are George Miser, born 1810 in Miser Station and Sarah Brooks of VA. Theodocia's parents are William Ab raham Hester, born 1808 in SC and Nancy Ward born 1815 in GA. Also looking for Celia Jane Moore and her father John L. Moore who were from NC and lived in Blount Co.

May, Duncan

E-Mail:Linda Kent

Date: Thur, Jan 16 1997
My family lived in Bradley Co. 1870 Census pages 291 & 288. These names are Samuel May 35, Milly A. 25, John 13, Sarah Jane 11, Emily 8. David May 60, Charity 60, Sarah 25, Rebecca 18, William 23, Reuben 21. Milly A.'s maiden name was Duncan a nd I don't know what Charity's was. Looking for any connections. Thanks!!

Davis, Hewlett, Cresswell, McDaniel, Williams, Jones, Campbell, Corry

E-Mail:Lynn W. Melberg

Date: Fri, Jan 17
I am searching for the ancestry of SAMUEL KING DAVIS (1755/Augusta Co., VA-1749/Madison Co. (Miss. Terr.)/AL). He married JANE/JENNY (?) (b. abt. 1752/d. 1842/AL) ca. 1882. His father was killed by the Shawnee Indians ca. 1758. SAMUEL was reared by his e lder brother, JOHN B. DAVIS and his mother. JOHN served as a Capt. in the Rev. JOHN m. 1) MARY ALLISON 2) MARY (?) CORRY. SAMUEL enlisted as a Pvt. in the Rev. in Abingdon, VA. He and JANE/JENNY (?) migrated to BLOUNT CO, TN in the 1790's near MARYVILLE - thence to near present NEW MARKET, AL. in the early 1800's. Their children were: NATHANIEL (died Knox Co, TN.-son-JOHN M.H. DAVIS), ROBERT BELL (m. JOANNA HEWLETT), JOHN B. (m. MARY C.CAMPBELL, SAMUEL (m. TEMPERENCE JONES), HANNAH (m. HENRY CRESSW ELL), MARY JANE (m. JAMES R. WALKER, WILLIAM C.(m. 1) ANNA MCDANIEL 2) ELIZABETH ANN SCHRIMPSHER), and JAMES N. (m. 1) HANNAH JANE WILLIAMS 2) SARAH WILLIAMS. Please e-mail if you have any information on any of these individuals. Thank you.

Cobbs, Jennings, Houston

E-Mail:J. Glasgow

Date: Wed, JAN 15 1997
COBBS William Cobbs and family in Blount Co. in 1830. Wifes maiden name may have been Jennings or Houston, or maybe neither. She was born in SC. He was born NC.

Castner, Matthews, Laughlin

E-Mail:Beverly Whitaker

Date: Wed, Jan 15 1997
Seeking information about the CASTNER family of Blount Co in the period soon after the Revolutionary War. David Matthews, son of James Matthews and Susanna Laughlin, married Margaret (Peggy) Castner in Blount County in 1809. After David's death in 1830 Peggy returned from AL to Blount Co.

Airhart, Airheart, Arehart

E-Mail:James N. Airhart

Date: Mon, Jan 13 1997
Researching AIRHART/AIRHEART/AREHART and other spelling variations. Blount Co., TN about 1800-1808, Rhea Co., TN 1808 -about 1838, Bradley Co., TN about 1838-1900's. Welcome any and all data that whatever that can be provided. Will share data with pr ovider or provide data on request to any Airhart researcher. Some of the connecting names from the three counties named. BUCHANAN FRAZIER IGOO WHALEY CARR GALLOT LEE WITT DAVIS HOWARD MURPHY DYER HUMPHREYS TAYLOR

Madison, Stallions

E-Mail:David Honaker

Date: Tue, Jan 14 1997
Researching William MADISON and his wife, Martha June STALLIONS. They were in the 1850 TN census in Monroe Co, and Blount Co in 1860 and 1870 - but can't find them previous to this time. Children are; Nancy, William, Boragard, Jane, Charles and Prie r. Will exchange information. Please reference "file: Steve Madison".

Anderson, Cunningham, Hale, Stiles, Stites

E-Mail:Susan Bockoven

Date: Sat, Jan 11 1997
Seeking information on the ANDERSON, CUNNINGHAM, HALE, STILES, STITES families of Blount County, TN. 1800 to 1820.

Nicodemus, Long

E-Mail:Wanda Daman

Date: Sun, Jan 12 1997
Looking for any information on the parents or sibblings of either ROBERT LONG, b-July 11, 1831, Tenn.or his wife CELIA (NICODEMUS) LONG, b- Aug14, 1829, TN.Married in Knox Co.TN.Nov.26, 1853.They lived in Blount Co. at the time of the Civil War.Robert was in the C.S.A.They left Tenn. around 1870, went to MO then to in TX, location unknown, where Robert died, Aug. 23, 1882. Children, Christian, Jesse, Nancy Ann(James), Celia Magnolia, Susan Bell Zona, John Grant, Betty J., Ike A.

McBrayer, Donald

E-Mail:J.Edward Taylor

Date: Sun, Jan 12 15:35:22 1997
Trying to locate a marriage record for a JAMES McBRAYER & a JULIA DONALD in one of the East TN counties. The marriage would probably have been between 1830 and 1840. Possibly in Blount, McMinn, Rhea or an adjoining county. This family later moved to Alabama. Would appreciate any information that anyone might have.

Jones, James, Williams, Hollifield

E-Mail:Patricia Bryant

Date: Fri, Jan 10 1997
1880 Census of Blount Co shows the following family: Allen T.JONES 53 b in NC, Narcissa J. dau 28 b in TN Martha C. dau 29 b in TN, Nancy L. dau 14 b in TN Mary E. dau 12 b in TN, William R. son 1 b in TN also living in the home: Riley JAMES s/son 18 b in NC, Margaret JAMES s/dau 16 b in NC Rebecca G. WILLIAMS g.dau 5 b in TN, Rachel L. WILLIAMS g.dau 1 b in TN Family history says that she was Earline Hollifield and died 10 days after the birth of her son William Robert Jones (my ancestor)who was b ca 18 78 in TN. We believe there is another marriage for Allen after the death of the Unknown James wife and would be VERY interested in that information as well. Does anyone have marriage recores for Blount Co TN??? This family came from Buncombe Co NC in abou t 1840 to Cocke Co and stayed there until before 1880 when they show up in Blount County.

Coston, Noblet, Taylor

E-Mail:Sandy J. Campbell

Date: Wed, Jan 8 1997
Looking for relations to William Thomas COSTON mar. Sarah A. TAYLOR, Blount Co, TN 1861. Son of John & Sarah NOBLET COSTON; grandson of Thomas & Lucy COSTON of Onslow Co, NC. William & John moved their families to Hardeman Co, TN ca 1867, and later to AR & TX.

Gamble, Henry, Regan

E-Mail:D. L. McDonald

Date: Wed, Jan 8 1997
Seeking info on Josias Gamble and wife, Polly Henry,married 10-31-1826. Polly daughter of Hugh Henry and Elizabeth Regan brother of John R.Henry b.1815. Josias listed on 1830 census for Blount Co., Tenn. Also Andrew D. Gamble son of Josias and Polly, b. 1828 in Blount Co, TN died Nov. 1,1906 in Texas and possibly had twin brother. Thanks for any info.


E-Mail:nancy smith

Date: Tue, Jan 7 1997
Searching HITCH surname. Many moved into TN from VA in early 1800's


E-Mail:Linda Hubbard

Date: Sun, Jan 5, 1997
MARTIN DYKES, NEPHEW of ISHAM DYKES was said to be in Warren County in 1830. MARTIN may be be the son of ISHAM'S sister MARTHA DYKES. The father of MARTIN was called COOK (might be a nickname). Does anyone have information on Marhta and Cook? Who is Cook and what is his family link?

Kinser, Messimore, Greenway, Greenaway, Burton, Kittrell, Mesimer, Mercer, Wampler

E-Mail:Doris Kinser Fountain

Date: Thur, Jan 2, 1997
My father's family has been in Blount for more than 150 years, so I have many lines: GREENWAY/GREENAWAY, BURTON, KITTRELL, KINSER, MESSIMORE/MESIMER/MERCER, WAMPLER. In particular, I seek parents of John W. Kinser b 1793 who married Susan Messimore in Greene County, TN, and then moved to Blount area before mid 1800's.

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