Blount County, Tennessee Queries

March 1997



E-Mail:Bob Mulkey
Date: Sun, Mar 30 1997

Searching for father of Jacob B.Mulkey. Jacob was b.Mar 1841(Union or Polk Co.GA)d.10 Nov 1916 (Blount Co.TN)and was married to Sarah Catherine Vineyard. Death certificate (Blount Co,TN)lists father as A.H.Mulkey. Family ties suggest area of Soddy Daisy,T N. Bob Mulkey


E-Mail:Lee Childress
Date: Sat, Mar 29 1997

Searching for parents of John CHILDRESS m: Mary Polly Curty/Kirby Blount Co TN 08 Nov 1796 children: Richard b: 1797 m: Rebecca WHITE Joel b: 1798 m: Nancy CLARK Robert U b: 1806 m:Delilah ???? Rebecca b: 1807 m: James RUSSELL (dau)?? b: 1810-1814 John Ki rby b: 6 Nov 1813 Eliza b: 1818 John Kirby Childress m: Ruth Brown BURGESS 1840 in Jackson Co AL by 1840-50 Eliza m Asa Russell GREEN and was also in Jackson Co Mary Polly's father was Richard Kirby d: 1811 Marysville, Blount Co, TN m: Sara Jean Small. Ri chard Kirby had numerous descendants, many relocating Jackson Co, AL. Also, parents of Richard KIRBY & Sara Jean SMALL. Any help would be appreciated & will xchg info.


E-Mail:Tom Martin
Date: Sun, Mar 30 1997

Searching for information on James E. M. LOGAN he and his brother Henry LOGAN moved to Alabama from Blount County in early 1830's. He was born abt 1775 and had a wife named Mary. Any additional information apprecisted.


E-Mail:Ruth Ann Godwin
Date: Sun, Mar 30 1997

Searching for info on Marcus Alfonso Duke (born October 21, 1876 and died February 14, 1943 ) who was first married to a Sarah E. on the 1910 census. I don't believe he had any children with this wife. Later married to Mamie Elizabeth Russell (born April 25, 1889 and died April 18, 1967) living in Maryville, Blount County, TN. Marcus Alfonso was a taylor by trade. Travelled around the area in a horse pulled wagon acquiring business. Any help would be appreciated.


E-Mail:Ann B. Chambless
Date: Thu, Mar 27 1997

Searching for family of ANDREW THOMPSON who was Blount Co Commissioner in 1807, Porter Academy Trustee in 1812, and Trustee for Maryville Female Academy in Blount Co in 1813. Andrew Thompson is mentioned in several early 1800 Acts of the Tennessee Legisl ature showing he was active in education and government in Blount Co, TN. What was his profession? Who are his descendants? Where did he live before he moved to Blount Co, TN? When did Andrew Thompson die? Ann B. Chambless, 435 Barbee Lane, Scottsboro, AL 35769-3745


E-Mail:Hester Janisch
Date: Wed, Mar 26 1997

I am looking for information on Henry C. Quiett and wife Sarahlou Fammie Hopkins. Henry was b. 1839, place ? Died May 21, 1922 in Blount County. Their children that I know of, John (my grandfather) and Thomas. John died sometime in the 1950's.


E-Mail:Shirley Taylor
Date: Tue, Mar 25 1997

I am looking for information on Daniel Robert GLENN. He moved to Maryville around 1870 with his mother Mary Ellen SMITH GLENN, one Sister Paralee and a brother John. His father was also a John GLENN. I don't know if the father was still alive.


E-Mail:Kathy Jacobs
Date: Tue, Mar 25 1997

Seeking information on John MC DONALD b 17 Jan 1833 in TN, married to Easter RUSSELL b 5 Aug 1834 in Maryville, Blount Co. TN. They had 8 children (all but the last born in Maryville): William H., Sarah Tennessee(m Abraham HUNSICKER), James Russel (m Hali e Anne CARVER), Pamelia Jane (m Samuel ENDICOTT), Elizabeth (m John GREER), Mary (m James A. HARRIS),Hester Margret(m Issac Richard RUSSELL) & John A. b Rocky Comfort, MO (m Etta LAIRD)


Date: Sat, Mar 22 1997

I have been researching my ancestors w/no luck, maybe someone up there will have some info or ideas. The family names I reserching are BLEDSOE, John Bledsoe B?1860-Died-? wife Mary Bledsoe (?cherokee desent),(no date of birth or death on her) children Arrow,Effie, Sam,& George. George DOB around 8/17/1888 Died-12/47.George's wife Hattie Lee Grimes Bledsoe b-6/21/1905 d-10/10/1951. Next line I'm researching would be Hattie's side, GRIMES. Father's name William Curtis Grimes(may have been called Richard)Hattie's mom Sarah Josephine WYRICK Grimes Born 10/4/1869. William & Sarah were both buried in Philadephia Cemetery Philadelphia, TN William father & mother William Grimes- Dellia Dennis Sarah's father & mother John Wyrick - Manda Mohawk(poss Cherokee). Both families lived in Monroe & poss Blount Co. I'd really love to find out any little bit of info. It will be a bridge to understanding my heritage. I live in another state, that makes research even harder. I don't know if I've given too much info or not enough but this is my first time posting anything like this. Needless to say any reply would be deeply appreciated.


E-Mail:Carole Williams
Date: Wed, Mar 19 1997

JOHNSON/WALKER/BARTON/MATHEWS Seek to exchange information regarding the following: Martha Jane WALKER b.1824 d.Blount Co.TN Mary Alice MATHEWS b.1794 d.1880 Blount Co.TN Abigail BARTON d.1825 m.James JOHNSON


E-Mail:Edna Clack
Date: Wed, Mar 19 1997

Searching for parents of Anna BLAIR who married James ROGERS who married in Blount Co. in 1800. ANY info appreciated. Need parents of both.


E-Mail:Dale Bailey
Date: Wed, Mar 19 1997

I am looking for the history and parents of John ? Bailey born 09/20/1787 died possibly in Blount County in 09/15/1854


E-Mail:Ann B. Chambless
Date: Tue, Mar 18 1997

Who was Thomas Wilkerson whose step-daughter, Mary (Polly) Marcland married James Turk of Blount Co, TN on Dec 11, 1821, Jerfferson Co, TN? Ann B. Chambless


E-Mail:Patricia L. Hall
Date: Sat, Mar 15 1997

Ann (Rhea) Turk and her husband, Thomas Turk Jr., moved to Tennessee and were living in Blount County when he died in 1833. What became of Ann and her children, James Turk, Robert Turk, Archibald Rhea Turk, Elizabeth Turk, Margaret Turk, William Turk, Hiram Turk, Sally Turk, and Thomas Turk.


Date: Sat, Mar 15 1997

Looking for my GGG Grandmother. She lived in Maryville, Tn., Blound County. Her name was Minnie Mae Windsong--she had a daughter named Rebecaa. I am told that when Minnie Mae passed away Rebecca was "given Away" to another family(not sure of name) Rebecca eventually married a gent by the name of Sowards. I would appreciate any info. or tips!!!Thanks!!


E-Mail:Lois Luebke
Date: Sat, Mar 15 1997

Looking for information on the family of Levi Daniel BREWER (1844-1927) and Martha Ann BRANDON (1842-1918). Levi Daniel was born in Blount County, lived in Knox County in the 1880 census, married in 1871 in Loudon County and moved to Sevier County in 1896. Land was purchased in 1896 and was located lying on the borders of Blount and Sevier Counties. This land became known as Brewer Town. Am looking for the descendants of their children: Lon BREWER married Ella HANNAH; Green BREWER married Flora VEALS; Canna BREWER married Evelyn TROTTER; George Washington BREWER married Alice TROTTER; James BREWER married Susie McGILL; Dock BREWER married Texannah HANNAH; Elizabeth BREWER married Samuel CARROLL; Laura BREWER married Peter MYERS; Mattie Lee BREWER married John STALANS. Susie McGILL; Dock BREWER married Texannah HANNAH; Elizabeth BREWER married Samuel CARROLL; Laura BREWER married Peter MYERS; Mattie Lee Brewer married John Stalans


E-Mail:Patricia Brawner-Schiro
Date: Thu, Mar 13 1997

Seeking information on lieutenant James Carnes of Company D, Walker's Battalion of Thomas's Confederate Legion. James Carnes was a wagon maker from Blount County, TN. Patricia


E-Mail:Linda Reynolds
Date: Mon, Mar 10 1997

Looking for information on a Rebecca Heady WILLIS. Married to William WHEELER. I believe William may have been diswoned by his father for marrying out of the "faith". I have heard Rebecca Willis was Cherokee.. Any information about her or her parents would be appreciated. Thanks,


E-Mail:Leonard Montgomery
Date: Mon, Mar 10 1997

Looking for information on William G.(C) Montgomery father of James Montgomery born 10 Feb, 1797 in Blount Co. He married Polly Ann Thompson.


E-Mail:Dale Henderson
Date: Tue, Mar 11 1997

Looking for inf. on James Matthews md.Sussana Laughlin from Blount county Tenn.


E-Mail:Laura Griffith
Date: Tue, Mar 11 1997

Researching Charles Haskett RICHARDS who married Asposia MOSS - they had a daughter named Pheobe Louise RICHARDS (b. 1860, Meigs Co., TN), who married John Wesley DOLAN and had several children in Blount Co., TN then moved to Arkansas for a short time and returned to Blount Co., TN. John and Pheobe Richards-DOLAN had a daughter named Nancy Cora DOLAN who married Emmett Ramsey THOMPSON in Blount Co., TN in 1903. Feel free to stop by my webpage at: to find out more on these families...


E-Mail:Stephanie Harwell
Date: Fri, Mar 7 1997

Looking for any information on the KEELING line. I have the following information. Campbell Wallace KEELING born 1835, in Blount County, TN; married 1855 in Blount County to Mary Ann TUTT born 1835 also in Blount County. Campbell's parents are: Carlton KEELING born 1795, location unknown, married 1821 in Blount County to Charlotte Smith, born 1797 in North Carolina. It is possible that Carlton KEELING's father was a Levi KEELING.


E-Mail:Ann B. Chambless
Date: Fri, Mar 7 1997

Who were parents of Richard Kirby who died in 1811 in Blount Co, TN? His wife was Sarah (____) Kirby, and they are both buried in the Kirby family cemetery on their original farm near Rockford, TN. They were parents of 9 children, several of whom migrated to Jackson Co, AL between 1820 and 1830. Ann B. Chambless 435 Barbee Lane, Scottsboro, AL 35769-3745


E-Mail:Michelle Smith
Date: Sat, Mar 8 1997

Looking for information on parents of Robert G. SMITH - b. Jan 23, 1819 married Mary J. (Polly) COX. They had 4 of their 9 children in Blount Co. 1845-1850. Alice Eliza (b. 1845), Sarah A. (b. 1847), Nancy C (b. 1849), Hannah (b. 1850), Marry (b. 1852), Susan A. (b. 1854), Lucinda (b. 1858), Charles Henry (b. 1862), John Harrison (1864-1940).
Also need information on parents of Mary J. COX - John Henry COX (1790-1868) and Hannah KIDWELL (1792-1875) Any help would be appreciated.


E-Mail:A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr.
Date: Sat, Mar 8 1997

In about 1844 John JENKINS, a wagon maker residing in Morganton, then in Blount County, married Margaret D. BARNHILL, the daughter of William BARNHILL and Elizabeth CONNER BARNHILL. They had eleven known children: Matthew W., Sarah Elizabeth, Margaret J., Nancy L., James R., Lucinda A., John L., Jonas L., Robert C., Mary L. and Samuel N. I am seeking information on William BARNHILL, the father of Margaret D. BARNHILL. He was born in Mechlenburg Co., NC c. 1787 and died in Loudon Co., TN c. 1872-1875. A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr., P. O. Box 22621, Knoxville, TN 37933.


E-Mail:John M Miller II
Date: Wed, Mar 5 1997

I am looking for information on a John D. Miller or a John David Miller who migrated from Blount County to Madison County, IN sometime prior to 1839. He supposedly owned a large farm and several slaves in Blount County. He is said to have had a fall- ing out with the family down there and sold out and came to Ind- iana. In later years, his children offered to pay his way back to TN, if he would make the trip to re-establish contact with the "lost branch" of the family. He refused to do so. Apparent- ly the falling out was so serious that he pretty much refused to talk about it. As a result, no one up here has very much infor- mation about our "roots" in Blount County, TN.


E-Mail:Carolyn Lillard
Date: Wed, Mar 5 1997

TAYLOR, Robert - Looking for information on the Family of Robert and Catherine (SEVIER) TAYLOR. Robert was born about 1775. Their children were: Elizabeth who married John Lillard, Cynthia, Peach, Archibald, Mary


E-Mail:Kim Tunkel
Date: Mon, Mar 3 1997

I am lookin for info. on a place called Calderwood Farm. It was owned by the Hardin family in 1833(?). It was located near the N.C. border. I need info.about the family and the farm.


E-Mail:Gary G. Russell
Date: Mon, Mar 3 1997

Looking for any information on Thomas Russell and descendants. Born circa 1788 and died No. 23, 1859 in Blount County. He was married to Mary (??? last name). I know of two children: Stephen Henry Russell b. May 18, 1814 Isaac Ruban Russell b. 1815 He had a second wife also named Mary ??? and they had 5 Children: Nancy Jane Goff Russell b. 1821 David Morgan Russell b. 1839 Winney Cathrine Russell b. 1840 Edmund Russell b. 1842 George Alexander Russell b. 1855 Any information on any of the above individuals would be greatly accpreciated.


E-Mail:Kristine Ludwig
Date: Sat, Mar 1 11:09:51 1997

Hello! I would *love* to correspond with anyone researching RUSSELLs of Carter and Blount Cos., TN, especially RUSSELLs who lived in these locations prior to 1840. According to the "Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas Co., Texas", my great-great-great grandfather (James RUSSELL) was born in Blount Co., TN on 22 Mar 1822. James' Mexican War pension papers confirm this. The Dallas Co. book also mentions that James' grandfather was William Russell and that William Russell's parents were "among the first pioneers and settlers of Carter Co., TN". James' father was Hezekiah RUSSELL. Hezekiah's family was as follows: Hezekiah RUSSELL (b. 26 Sep 1794 in the area that became Carter Co., TN; d. 9 May 1880 in Waverly, Morgan Co., IL) his wife: Margaret GOUGER (b. abt. 1792 in NC; d. 9 Apr 1843 in Waverly, Morgan Co., IL) Their children: 1. Henry G. RUSSELL (b. 1814/1815 in NC; marr. Elizabeth EASTER) 2. Elizabeth RUSSELL (b. abt 1813 in NC/TN; marr. Silas SIMMS) 3. Lavinia RUSSELL (b. in TN; marr. Charles TURNER) 4. William L. RUSSELL (marr. Emily GALLAHER) 5. Catharine RUSSELL (b. 1815; d. 20 Feb 1846 in IL; marr. John Walker STEELE) 6. Eliza M. RUSSELL (b. 7 Jun 1818 in TN; d. 28 Feb 1881 in IL; marr. Andrew J. TURNER) 7. James RUSSELL (b. 22 Mar 1822 in Blount Co., TN; d. 1 Feb 1908 in Nocona, Montague Co., TX; marr. Elizabeth LANDRETH) 8. John C. RUSSELL 9. Susan E. RUSSELL (b. abt 1830; marr. James B. COOPER) 10. Margaret Jane RUSSELL (b. abt 1828 in TN; marr. Joseph HARRIS) These folks moved from Blount Co., TN to Morgan Co., IL by 1835. I notice there were an Elijah, Isaac, and Thomas RUSSELL living in Carter Co and Blount Co. during the same time period as William RUSSELL (who I suspect may very well be my ancestor).

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