Blount County, Tennessee Queries

April 1998


E-MAIL:Earl Layman
DATE: 04/27/98 13:40:31
Other queries by Earl Layman

am researching the LAYMAN family history by any spelling, and have information to exchange. I would like to swap data with anyone working on the line in Blount County. My US mail address is Earl R. Layman, 2525 Lakefront Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922


E-MAIL:Ruth Montgomery
DATE: 04/26/98 06:21:37
Other queries by Ruth Montgomery

for descendants of Isaac Bonine b. 22 Mary 1790 York Co, PA, md.Talbot 8 Aug 1814 Blount Co., TN. They moved to Michigan in. They are listed at the Penn Meeting House (Quakers) in Penn Twp.believe their desc. may be James R. Bonine, Cleo L., M.G., Lavina A.,Loyd, Mabel S., George R. Jessica, Frances E. and Ruth L.. I would appreciate information about any of these individuals. , Ruth Montgomery


E-MAIL:Jack Jay Jenkins
DATE: 04/25/98 16:10:09
Other queries by Jack Jay Jenkins

doing research on grandfather I came across accounts of the death of Sgt Frank BURNS, Co. H, 47th U.S. Vol Infantry on 14 June 1900 in the Philippines. He was a resident from Blount County. Any relatives wishing copies of this info, please E-mail me or write: Jack Jay Jenkins 27 Page Rd #4 Litchfield, NH 03052


E-MAIL:Elaine R. English
DATE: 04/23/98 19:DATE: 04:07
Other queries by Elaine R. English

am looking for descendants or researchers of the following females and their families...all daughters of John Alphin of Albemarle Co., VA who moved to Blount Co., TN.. Jane Alphin, born in Albemarle Co., VA. She married (1) David Owen. She married (2) Unknown Porter.. Nancy Alphin, born in Albemarle Co., VA. She married William Fagg 06 November 18DATE: 04 in Albemarle Co., VA. In 1834 William Fagg sold his wife's interest in her father's estate.. Mary Alphin, born in Albemarle Co., VA. She married Blake Harris 12 January 1801 in Albemarle Co., exchange data.


E-MAIL:James L. East
DATE: 04/22/98 02:53:DATE: 04
Other queries by James L. East

'm looking for info on "Gillespie Station" (aka Burnt Station or Gillespie's Fort). It was named after William Gillespie and built abt. 1785. It was located on the Little River in what is now Blount County, I believe. On October 15, 1788 the Indians athe fort and captured 28 women and children. My 6th gr-grandfather, Thomas Brown, was seriously injured in the fight and his family captured (according to his 1818 Rev. War Pension affidavit). The captives were later exchanged for Indian prisoner by Gen Sevier (for a lb of salt according to Brown family legend). Any info anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated for generations. James L. East


E-MAIL:Jack Jay Jenkins
DATE: 04/22/98 02:44:40
Other queries by Jack Jay Jenkins

for relatives of Leonard S. GODDARD, fought in the Philippine Insurrection 1899-1901 commander of Company H and Company I 47th U.S. Vol's from Blount Co. He wrote numerous letters home during the war. Does anyone still have those letters?grandfather William Thomas JENKINS fought with Goddard and Co H.for your helpJay Jenkins


E-MAIL:Janet Burks
DATE: 04/21/98 19:47:07
Other queries by Janet Burks

for parents of George TEDFORD b 1785 NCis thought to be related to the TEDFORD family of Blount Co, TN. Resided 1830-1850 Lawrence Co, AL. He md an Elizabeth b 1783 GA. Issue: female b 1810-1815,Johnson b 1815 TN md Mary WILLIAMS, Thomas J b 1818 TN md Elizabeth HOGAN & Nancy WELCH, Cinthab 1822 md Samuel ROMINES, Nancy b 1824 md Amos SAFFELL & George EDGEMAN, Jonathan Leroy b 1826 AL md Margaret and Martha b 1836 AL md John J. SIMMONS. Any assistance on this family is appreciated by all descendants.


E-MAIL:J. Caldwell Ingram
DATE: 04/17/98 05:12:41
Other queries by J. Ingram

for information on the family of Joseph CALDWELL born in 1767. He married Susan ___ and was probably one of the first settlers of Blount County, Tennessee where he died in 1842.


E-MAIL:Emily Woodall Ivey
DATE: 04/15/98 05:14:33
Other queries by Emily Woodall Ivey

Third Great Grandfather was born in Blount Co., Tn...on 18 Feb. says his own hand writing in his journal. His name was Rev. Riley Anderson Giddens , Sr....he was highly educated, thought with brothers at Porter Academy.Mother, Nancy Giddens is a Widow, w two youngest children living in Monroe Co., Tn. on census in 1830 . However , in 1828 there is an Edward Giddens Atty. forthe State of a case against a Kelley....think this is his Father. . R.A. Giddens Sr., was with the Methodist Episcopal South Church, ordained in Bradley Co.,Tn. in 1842....served some 40 odd years, all but 10 years in Tn....Holston Conference. He married Ella Crownover ( Van Kovenhoven) in 1836, they both born 2/18189 children. Six sons, three daughters. Three sons were all attorneys and three were you to know I have this journal along with some sermons he prepared...if you would like to have them. Since you don't have this name in your Data Base...thought you might want it...also...there was a James Giddens who paid taxes and owned propein Blount Co., 18DATE: 04-1806....don't know if related or not........


E-MAIL:Jack Jay Jenkins
DATE: 04/14/98 22:42:20
Other queries by Jack Jay Jenkins

My father was Hubert Clyde JENKINS born in Townsend Tn in 1905. I am trying to locate Kathy TOWNSEND, author of "The Townsend Heritage" which she published in 1984. Does anyone have her address or some information about this book? Thanks for your help - Jack


E-MAIL:Bob Runkle
DATE: 04/14/98 02:19:06
Other queries by Bob Runkle

Wesley and Presley WILLIAMS, twin sons of Richard Williams, born Blount Co. 11 November 1809. Wesley was in Putman Co. Ind. by 3 Oct 1841.


E-MAIL:June Callan
DATE: 04/13/98 02:43:11
Other queries by June Callan

I am looking for Elizabeth STALLIONS bc1825. Lived in Sevier County c1840-50. She is listed in the 1880 Blount County Census as living in the household of M.P. HODSON. Any and all information is appreciated!

Little River Lumber Co.

E-MAIL:Jack Jay Jenkins
DATE: 04/10/98 10:05:50
Other queries by Jack Jay Jenkins

Information, photos, etc of the Little River Lumber Co. in Townsend, Blount County, TN. from the 1900-1913 time period.JENKINS b. 1875, worked off and on w/the Lumber Co. between those years before moving to Proctor, N.C. in 1913.


E-MAIL:M. Hammond
DATE: 04/08/98 18:47:03
Other queries by M. Hammond

Seek ancestors of Adam HOPE, b 1787 (?), md. Mary CARSON 1824 in Washington, Co. TN, moved to Blount Co. soon after, died 1831. Father of Mary Jane, James Beatty and Wm. Alexander. Wife Mary d. 1834.


E-MAIL:John Lohman
DATE: 04/07/98 13:38:57
Other queries by John Lohman

I am researching the descendants and ancestors of Francis Marion BLYTHE, my maternal great-grandfather. Family tradition suggests that this Blythe line came from Virginia. I would appreciate any guidance and help. Washington County, Texas, 1860 Census infand a family Bible indicate that Francis M. was born in Tennessee on 14 May 1821 and married Virginia Lockhart HARRISON in Pulaski County, Arkansas on 12 April 1842. Blount County,TN Marriages, indicates marriage of: BLYTHE, Samuel M. to MONTGOME, Polly on 08-SEP-1825. Can anyone connect Francis Marion to the Blount County, TN BLYTHE's?


E-MAIL:Mike Knox
DATE: 04/07/98 12:59:20
Other queries by Mike Knox

Thomas Russell married Sidney Ogle either in Polk or Blount Co. Lived in Blount for a time then moved to McMinn. A son was Issac Russell who married Diane Slack. I am looking for the ancestors of Thomas Russell and Sidney Ogle. Thanks, Mike Knox


E-MAIL:Bobbie Callahan
DATE: 04/06/98 00:08:25
Other queries by Bobbie Callahan

I am searching for the names of the parents of Zach Collins who married Rebecca J. Davis in Blount Co. on Aug. 12, 1852. Would appreciate any other information on Zach's family. Thanks.


E-MAIL:Dusty Smith
DATE: 04/05/98 22:25:26
Other queries by Dusty Smith

Need a volunteer lookup on the Marriage of A.J. Smith and Mary Blankenship, wed July 1858, in Blount Co. This is only "vital Stat" I have for A.J. Smith, and am hoping that the marriage record gives county of birth for A.J., if he is a widower, his age anHOPEFULLY his parents. Can you please help me!!! Your assistance is much appreciated. Smith


E-MAIL:Pat Schubert
DATE: 04/02/98 02:32:45
Other queries by Pat Schubert

Looking for information about Mary Polly UPSHAW who married Ezekiel STARR in Blount Co, Tn. Feb. 29, 1820. Need her parents, any information on any UPSHAWS will be welcome.
Does anybody have information about Andrew S. Morrison, V.D.M. This name appears as minister of record on marriage certificate of Mary Polly UPSHAW and Ezekiel STARR. What denomination was he? What churches were active in Bat that time?
Could someone with access to Wilkinson, Catherine's History of Peck's Memorial United Methodist Church. Maryville, Printers, Inc., 1986. 217 pp. please check for the surname UPSHAW? I am looking for the parents of Mary Polly UPSHAW who married Ezekiel STARin 1820.


E-MAIL:Kim Tunkel
DATE: 04/01/98 20:38:55
Other queries by Kim Tunkel

Looking for info on David Gibson, who lived in the Panther Hollow area of Blount Co. David died in 1837 leaving the homestead to his sons Samuel, Joseph, and Matthew. Samuel sold off the land by 1870 and moved to Sevier Co. Thanks

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