Blount County, Tennessee Queries

August 1997


Email:Daniel S. Chandler

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
I am looking for any information on my g-grandfather, Robert Porter Chandler, born 23 March, 1850. An 1880 census list his birthplace as TN. My most reliable info says Blount. Any help appreciated.


Email: William Goforth

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
I am researching the GOFORTH surname. My great-grandfather was GEORGE GOFORTH. He married FANNY REID. My grandfather was RASH HORATIO GOFORTH, b.25Apr1881, d.10Nov60 in Paris, TX. He married IDA BELLE ROBINSON, b.4Jul1882 in Clinton, TN, d.14Apr1972 in Dallas, TX. She was the dau. of HARAM & LINDY TILLY ROBINSON.


Email: Gary Gregory

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
Searching for my grandfather's family. James H. GREGORY was born in TN about 1866, I think in the Cades Cove area but not sure. He married Susan Graham from MO. He received land in the run of 1891 in Lincoln Co. OK. He died in Bartlesville, OK. I am trying to connect him with his TN ancestors. Who was his father and mother? Please I need some help!


Email: Louise Semones

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
JOHN DAWSON 1805 Va/1895 Knox Co Tn m)Elizabeth PEDIGO Henry Co Va.1827. 1830/40 in Knox Co 1850 Monroe Co 1860 in Blount Co Tn=He never owned property that I can find so the family is hard to trace. Issues: WILLIAM HENRY m)Lavinia Jane TIPTON=Sarah J m) Marshall C TIPTON=Joseph m)Mary/Marthey=Mary E m)Westley Jacobs= Elijah T m) Mary Black=Robt.A m) Almeda=John Williamson m) Nancy Black. SEarchers of these families please Thanks. Louise


Email: Betty Overfelt

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
Looking for info on William C. Elledge/Ellidge b: Apr 1827, m: Lucinda Fisher 23 Mar 1849. Located on 1850 Census for Blount, TN. Lucinda m(1) Garner, m(2) Summy, m(3) Elledge. Marriage records for Blount Co. indicate marriage of Wm. Elledge and Lucy Summy 23 Mar 1849. Wm. and Lucy are my great grandparents. They migrated to MO ca1865 and settled on land in E part of state near Lutesville, MO. Am needing to know info on parents and siblings of William and Lucy.


Email:Ronald Lee Bicknese

Date: Mon Aug 18
ROGERS,Willoughby (1756-1828) from N.C.,married (1782) Mary VINCENT (1757-1830) from Wayne Co. N.C. Mary's father Benjamin VINCENT ,Mary & Willoughby moved to Blount Co.Tenn. after 1790, children; Vincent (1787-1867), Jesse (1790-1855), Zilphia my link,1796-98-?, Sally (Sarah) 1799-1800-?, Shadrack(1804-1882). Willoughyby,Vincent,Jesse,Shadrack are all buried in ELLEJOY Cemetery, 15 miles E of Maryville, TN. Sisters moved to Iowa with husbands.


Email: Susan Peters Zmrzel

Date: Sun Aug 17 1997
All I know about my TN connection for Andrew J. Nash was that he was suppose to have been born there in 1809 according to the census. Can someone help me place him in the correct TN county? My maternal 3rd. great grandfather is Andrew Jackson NASH b. 1809 TN, d.23 Jun 1854 Macoupin Co., IL, married 1. Mary Polly MISENHEIMER (dau. of John MISENHEIMER & Mary FOGLEMAN). He married 2. Mrs. Pacify Tinsey MANN and had son Francis (Frank) Marion Nash). Andrew and Mary had the following children: 1. John M. b. 1832 IL 2. Robert Franklin 1835 IL-1901 TX, m.29 Sept1859 in IL to Sarah POTTS 3. Andrew J. 1840 IL-1923 IL, m.1878 to Sarah TAYLOR 4. William J. 1842 IL -1884 IL, m. 1867 IL to Frances Jane OWEN (these are my 2nd. great grandparents). Andrew Jackson NASH might have been married before he married Mary MISENHEIMER as there was a Sarah NASH who m. 1849 in IL to Robert HILL. There was also a Martha NASH who m.1850 IL to James A. OUTLAW. On the 1830 census of Montgomery Co., IL, was listed Andrew NASH as male 20/30 yrs, 1 female under 5, one female 5/10 and one female 20/30. In 1853, Andrew was indicted for the murder of Alexander LOCKERMAN. Andrew and LOCKERMAN were drunk at a July 4th picnic and there was a fight. Andrew stabbed LOCKERMAN and left for 2 years. He was found in AR and brought back to IL for the trial. He was found guilty and was suppose to hang. His sentences was commuted to life in prison but there was a riot and he was killed.


Email:Ronald Lee Bicknese

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
I have traced my several great grandparents back to Blount, TN. There is a great grandfather (Fieldson Davis) that I find no record of? I've found a will of (Willoughby Rogers), that names his g'son (Willoughby Davis) Fieldson son, and marraige records of his wifes, 2 marriage to a (David Orman) . and I've found records of her parents (Willoughby / Mary Rogers). Fieldson Davis, he came to usa with 3 brothers, from Wales there names are unknowen. Wife's maiden name Zilphia Rogers, my father has her name as Polly Ann, his son was Wlloughby Davis B. 1814-16, Blount co. Also listed below are Zilphia brothers and sisters, I have some info on them but woul d like more! Vincent,Jesse,Shadrack Rogers stayed in Blount Co. for some time. Willoughby Davis married a Polly Orman, David Orman's Youngest sister.


Email: Sandra Nichols

Date: Tue Aug 12 1997
PHILLIPS, MILLSAPS I am interested in finding info about William M. Phillips s. of Abraham Phillips and Ann Millsaps. 1840 in Blount, TN. M. Terephena Carringer. Had children Ollie m. John Wray, Emma m. Frank Howell, Nelia m. Orville Coombs, Clint m. Vesta ?, Boyd, Artie F. m. Taylor Washington Stewart, Sarah and Thomas. Possibly migrated from Blount Co to Monroe Co.


Email: Fannanell

Date: Sat Aug 16 1997
Looking for my great great great grandfather WILLIAM SMITH. He married in 1819 in Knox, TN. to Elizabeth Gardiner. He was thought to have originated from VA and Elizabeth from NC; however I believe she was originally from France. Their children were (not all are going to be listed) Stephen Paton (Sr.) Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Orlando, Otho. I believe they had a total of 11. They were at one point living in Knox Co. but the census sho

Date: Wed them in Blount Co as well. I don't know anything more than this. My great great grandfather was STEPHEN PATON SMITH SR. who married Elizabeth Lyons and their children were: Cordella, William Caswell, James Sterling, Robinson and Stephen Paton,Jr. STEPHEN PATON SMITH, JR. was my great grandfather; he married Florence Sloan and their children were: Ella, Mary, Lizzie, Elmer, Nellie Cordella, Jesse Rae, Pearl & Rheuba, William, Stephen, III and Hattie Mae. Attn: Jennifer


Email: David Moore

Date: Sun Aug 10 1997
Looking for info concerning William. E. Parham and wife Ida Constance Baker in Blount.


Email:David moore

Date: Sun Aug 10 1997
Looking for information concerning Rev. Robert H. Snoddy and Nancy Hawkins Moore. Robert is buried in McCampbell Cem., Knoxville. Robert was 1st m. to Elizabeth Donaldson. Nancy H. Moore is my line. Robert ministered in Blount


Email: Naomi Ridge

Date: Sat Aug 9 1997
Have document prepared by Elmer E. Mize purported to be 1801 Taxpayer List of Blount Co. TN. Lists John ROSS of Captain Scott's (50 acres) Robert BAILEY of Captain Kelley's; Samuel HOUSTON of Captain McGinley's Historically 1793 - Houston was born in VA; 1806 - Houston came to TN If this tax roll was for 1801, Houston would be 8 years old. We know these 2 other men to be his contemporaries Can you clarify this for me?


Email: Kayli Larsen

Date: Sat Aug 9
I am looking for info about the families of my g.g.g.g.grandparents, Benjamin Richard Sands, 1810-1895, and his wife, Rosanna Henderson, b.1812 in Blount - 1887. They were m. June 1835 in TN, then moved to IA in 1851.


Email:Ray Thompson

Sat Aug 9 1997
Seek exchange on Thomas RODGERS who married Mary W. CARTER in Blount , Tn 5 Jul 1796 and had children: Isabella G. b. 1809, Rebecca P. b. 1811, Thomas b. 1813, Andrew b. 1815.


Email: JM Kirby

Date: Fri Aug 8 1997
I am looking for the parents of Lorenzo (Dow) Tipton SMALLIN. He was born 1849 in Blount, TN. He m. Sarah Drucilla PHILLIPS on 2 Oct 1873 in Washington, AL.


Email:Verdaine Hooper

Date: Thu Aug 7 1997
I am searching for information on Allen SMITH, b. 4 Nov 1813 and married Elizabeth RAGIN, b. 28 Feb 1830 in Blount Co, TN. They were married in Blount Co, TN in 1847. Allen d. 20 Jan 1877 and Elizabeth d. 7 May 1910 in Wayne Co, IL. They had at least one daughter. Her name was Elizabeth, b. 5 May 1861. Who were the parents of Allen SMITH and Elizabeth RAGIN? Were there other children? I will appreciate any information or help.


Email: Randy Watkins

Date: Thu Aug 7 1997
I'm looking for anyone doing research on a Jesse WATKINS who m. a Martha A. CUNNINGHAM on 10-27-1835 in Blount, TN. His brothers' names were: Wiley (who lived in Cherokee, NC in 1840 who married a Parmela REED, She had a brother named Joseph REED whom married a Sally), Jackson, and David WATKINS. They were all living in Montgomery, MO in 1850.


Email: Rose Ferguson

Date: Thu Aug 7 1997
I am researching the family of Holden Russell PARSONS of Blount TN. Holden was born in 1826 and married Penelope Taylor PARSONS. They had many children,including James R. who is the father of ALVIN C. The Parsons moved to Murray Co, GA between 1870 and 1880. I would appreciate any info. The other children were Daniel, Newton, Marada, Adam T.R., Harrietta, and one more child.


Email: Chris Robinson

Date: Wed Aug 6 1997
I am looking for any info regarding the early Blount settler, George TOWNSLEY and his family.


Email: Brenda Schwall

Date: Fri Aug 1 1997
Need info on ancestors of Burrell Lasater 1771-1859, wife Milly Beasley, dau. of William Bealsey. A possible dau. of theirs, Diadama, m. Linchfield Wimberly in 1819. Need info on all ancestors and descendants. William Beasley is the son of Henry Beasley of Chatham, NC. The Beasleys, Wimberlys and Lasaters all lived in Chatham, then Blount, TN, then Bledsoe, TN.


Email: Susan Neiman

Date: Sat Aug 2 1997
Am looking for information regarding Michael Murr, B:1740, John Murr, George Washington Murr, Elbert Bailey Murr.


Email:Randy Bearden

Date: Sat Aug 2 1997
James W. BARNES b.1831 BLount and both his parents were born in TN. Who are his parents? He will marry Elizabeth Caroline BEARDEN in Knox, TN on 17May1849.


Email: William Rump

Date: Sun Aug 3 1997
Looking for any information on Carl Jackson Booth b:2-11-1896. Carl had a sister named Edna Naomi Booth b:11-30-1905. Carl was married to Anna Pearl Craig on 8-21-1915. Interested in Carl's parents.


Email: Cindy Birk Conley

Date: Tue Aug 19 1997
Looking for other descendents of the Henry & Elinor STERLING family which came to Blount Co. around 1790. They had several children, including Margaret, who married William McCLELLAN and moved to White Co. IL in 1817. Other children and grandchildren, Robert & Thomas, moved to the same area around 1850. Have much information to share. The McClellans and Sterlings were also in Knox Co.


Email: Joy Iversen

Date: Wed Aug 20 1997
I believe that James Tucker who married Sarah Sally Phillips 23 Jan 1834 in Blount Co. are the parents of Melvina Tucker born 12 may 1834. Does anyone know any information on this family? I would like to share.


Email: Jerry N. Waddell

Date: Sat Aug 23 1997
Searching for the ancestors of HALBERT McCLURE b VA m Elizabeth_______ , children SARAH McCLURE m Joseph McConnalds, 21 Nov 1815; JOHN McCLURE, b 1796, m Elizabet Mitchell, 26 Jan 1819; SAMUEL McCLURE, b1800, m Elvira Douthit, 16 July 1822. d 18 Jul 1843 in Dade County, MO. (my line); MARTHA McCLURE, b 1816, m Benjamin Bond, 14 Jul 1833; MARY (POLLY) McCLURE, m Woodrow McCrandals, 18 Feb 1819; HALBERT McCLURE, d 14 Aug 1841, Dade County, MO.; ELIZABETH McCLURE, m John HAIR, 5 Dec 1822; DAVID MITCHELL McCLURE, b 1810, m Louise MItchell, 20 Jan 1831; Joseph McCLURE, b 1813.


Email: Cherilyn Trusty

Date: Fri Aug 22 1997
Looking for information on John and Hannah Lackey, later of Roane Co. Ky. Left Blount about 1805. Also had daughters Elizabeth, who married Browder, and Sarah/Sallie who married Campbell. Where were family ties? Hannah's maiden name? Anything helpful.


Email: L Borrowman

Date: Thu Aug 21 1997
I am looking for my grandmother's father's family from TN. Ramsey Payton Hunt, father James Hunt, mother Eady Lain


Email: Neal Zondlo

Date: Wed Aug 20 1997
Looking for information on the families of Stephen COTTER (b. 1808) and Hannah CAYLOR (b. 1812), who were married in Blount Co in 1832 and moved to south TX in 1845 with their children. Stephen's mother was possibly a Steele. Other information at the Cotter family history site.


Email: Patsy New

Date: Tue Aug 26 1997
MITCHELL ,David 1770/1779-15 Dec 1861 married Dolly Peek 1788-1866 . He was a cooper and had a farmer in Maryville. Son Jasper inherited the farm. Children: Samuel, John, James, Allen,Paton, Jasper Newton, David Tevalt, Betty, Polly, Elizabeth, Ruben. I am descended from David Tevalt who married Francis Long in 1846 and moved to St Louis, MO. I seek information on siblings and ancestors of David and Polly.


Email: Dee Mathews

Date: Tue Aug 26 1997
Looking for the HUTTON family who may have lived in Blount Co, TN on their migration to MO. Parents were John and Catherine Phillips HUTTON who were married in Washington Co, VA in 1817. Place and dates of deaths unknown. Sons migrating into MO during 1830s were Edward, Amon, and John Milton HUTTON. John Milton HUTTON was b. 26 Apr 1822 and married a Delilah WALKER, b. 24 Dec 1824 in TN. Have been unable to locate their marriage record but believe date to be 1844. Both John Milton and Delilah Walker HUTTON died in MO.


Email: Beverly June Callan

Date: Tue Aug 26 1997
Looking for information on Ella STALLIONS b. 1875 in Blount County. Married Robert HODSON 10 Aug 1892 in Blount County. One child, Nola Margret Hodson b. 1893 in Arlington, TX. Robert died in 1899 in TX. Ella and Nola returned to Blount County where Ella died in 1902. Ella and Robert were my grandparents. I have no other information on her. I'm seeking any information that you might have on Ella STALLIONS and Robert HODSON.


Email: Rita Holtz

Date: Wed Aug 27 1997
Needing information on Caleb WILCOX b ca 1833; d 1897. Married Elizabeth SHELL 1857 in Carter Co, TN. Children were: George, Eliza, Caleb, JR, Jordan, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, Armenta. Caleb WILCOX, SR is buried in the Primitive Baptist Church Cem. in Cades Cove. I am looking for further information on the WILCOX name and the many related families that lived in Cades Cove.


Email: Paul J. Long

Date: Fri Aug 29 1997
Looking for marriage record of Moses Long to Elizabeth (?) Moses was in Jefferson co. TN (member of Dumplin Creek Baptist Church) Dismissed and Joined Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church in Sevier Co. TN. Would like to know when he migrated to TN and from where. Also who his parents were.


Email: Wanda Muncey Gant

Date: Fri Aug 29 1997
Want information on born VA lived Blount CO., TN early 1800's then Bledsoe Co., TN 1815 then Warren County, TN then Van Buren Co., TN. Wife Jemima [Seamns/Simmons/Sherill?] born NC.


Email: Carolyn Ericson

Date: Fri Aug 29 1997
Seeking information on James WILEY/WYLY, Jr., botn 19 December 1762, died 12 February 1851 Blount Co., TN. I have a notation which said he married 6 July 1784 to Sarah SHANKS. James' mother Martha HARRIS WYLY died in 1811 Blount Co. also. Would like to hear from anyone working on this family.



Date: Thu Aug 28 1997
Searching for information on GOTTFRIED (KERCHER) CARRIGER, SR.. A TN Hist. Commission plaque "CARRIGER'S LANDING" now stands in the Hunter Community of Carter Co documenting the CARRIGER family's mark on early Carter Co. history. Gottfried and Anna Margaratha Anspach CARRIGER had the following children: Nicholas, Michael, John, Elizabeth, Godfrey, Jr. and Christian. In 1811 Nicholas and Catherine CARRIGER and all of their known children moved to Lincoln Co, TN. Many of Nicholas's children later migrated into Greene Co, IL. Christian and Levicy WARD CARRIGER had 14 children, all of whom were born in Carter Co. In 1842 Christian and Levicy and some of the younger children left Carter Co and settled in Independence, MO. Nicholas CARRIGER (the son of Christian CARRIGER) became a selfmade historian having documented the events of the CARRIGER family to become the sixth family to "OVERLAND IN 1846".


Email: Deborah Orr Berenger

Date: Sat Aug 30 1997
I am looking for information on Absolum Stratton, b. 1772, d. 1852. Found 3 sons: Absolum (Jr); John, b. 10/11/1799 & Richard (Old Dick), b. 1810, d. 1874, m. Lydia Taylor 1830. Richard & Lydia had 4 children: Darcus Jane; Evaline; Jack, b. 1835; & Richard (Young Dick), b. 1843, m. Susan Phillips in 1864. Ricahrd and Susan had 10 children: Mary, John, m. Callie Morgan, Mae, Dicie, Manda, Charlie, A.J., Dallas, Dinah, & Kair. Now the family moves into NC. I have the Obituary for Susan Philllips Stratton and it states that she was buried in a Cemetery near the Tallassee School house. Anything sound familiar???


Email: Brent Bledsoe

Date: Sat Aug 30 1997
Looking for information on MAGERS/MAJORS families from Blount County Tennesse. A Thomas MAJORS died there about 1809. His son Robert MAGERS from Warren County Kentucky appointed an atty. to receive his part of the estate. This was dated December 2, 1809.


Email: Bobbi Russell

Date: Sun Aug 31 1997
KING, HICKENBOTTOM. I am searching for info on James KING married to Nancy HICKENBOTTOM who were the parents of William B. KING born Jan.20, 1837 died Oct. 14, 1924 in Blount Co. TN. William born in GA, was married first to Nancy J. Brewer, next married Feb. 18, 1877 in Blount Co. to Lillie Hortense ADAMS daughter of John Q. ADAMS and Nancy Jane FRYAR. William and Lillie both died in Blount Co. Williams vital records show James KING and Nancy as his parents, need any info on them. Thank you in advance.


Email: William L. Levan

Date: Sun Aug 31 1997
Searching for info on:Dolphus/Dolfus/Doll/Dolf TEAGUE b:abt 1849 in TN d:1898TN MarionCo area mine. m: Hannah O'Neal b:abt 1849 in GA (205) 663-9921, (205) 806-2430(pager) or, (205) 541-6335 Mobil. SnailMail Address:William L. Levan, 800 Valleyview Rd.,C-34

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