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9/28/98 9:38:28 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Jesse DAVAR was born abt 1780 in Virginia. His Step-Father
was Garrison TATE. Jesse married Martha CANE in 1806 in Claiborne, Tennessee.
He died in 1860 in Monroe County, Indiana.
His children were:
Jane Davar (m. Wiliam Boriff)
Eliza A. DaVar (m. James Smith) Patsy Ann, Martha, Davar
(m. William Lamkins) Sarah, Sally, DaVar (m. Abraham Mifford) Delilah,
Delililan, DaVar (m. Ralph Peter Martindale) Wylia DaVar (m. Rosina Wisely)
Ira Guy DAVar (m. Emily Sherrill) Keziah Davor (m. John Lucas) Amanda Davar
(m. Joseph Burkart) David Davar (m. Catherine Todd)
- Regarding the spelling of this surname: Pension Records
from the War of 1812 give his name as Jesse Tate Dever. February 1833 land
records give his name as Jesse Davar. His name is given as Jesse Davers
in the 1840 census. His name is given as Jesse Davar in the 1850 census.
August 1867 probate records give his name as JESSE DAVER. In the Claiborne
Co. court records (1815 - 1823) his surname is spelled in all of the following
varriations: Dever, Devers, Deaver, Deavers, Deavors, Davor, Daver, Devor,
- I am interested in learning about his family, ancestors
- Terri Rene DaVar-Howard http://www.macatawa.org/~brianter/daverwill.htm
9/29/98 2:52:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time
I am looking for information on the family of Adonigah FOX
b. Oct 13,1841 probably in Claiborne Co., TN. He served in 8th Tenn Vol.
Infantry in Union Army during the Civil War. He later moved to Knox Co.,
KY in 1865 where he married Martha Leger (her family may have originally
been from Claiborne/Hancock Co.) and raised their family. Any information
would be appreciated.
- Vern Smith
and Sullivan Families 9/29/98 8:49:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time
I've posted queries on this group a lot of times, but this
time it's a bit different. I got a copy of a deed sale in Claiborne County
(book z page 136) from Claiborne's Deed Office. This is from June 9th,
1855. In the deed some of the children and sons-in-law of Alexander Davis
are giving this land to another one of Alexander's sons, Walter Davis.
I suspect that the Washington Davis mentioned in this deed is the same
as my Wash Davis, who I have been unable to trace with confidence back
out of Christian County, Missouri in 1859. My Wash was born in Tennessee
and had married there to a Jane LAWSON, whom he divorced by 1859. They
had a daughter, Mary, in 1852, and she came to Missouri with her Dad. Jane
Lawson remarried a John PARKEY or PERKEY and had a daughter, Vesta on Christmas
day, 1862. They may have had other children. Wash remarried in Christian
- Anyway, on this deed, at the signature part is listed
all the names, like this:
- Washington Davis (seal)
- Wiley Davis (seal) (as to Washington D.) Joshua Davis
(seal) James Wilson Rowen Elrod (seal) Joseph Davis Martha (her mark x)
- John Sullivan (seal)
- Lucinda (her mark x) Sullivan (seal)
- My question is to the "as to Washingotn D"
beside Joshua's name; does this mean that Washington assigned Joshua to
sell (actually give) his land away? Washington, if he was the same as my
great Grandpa Wash Davis was not listed with a wife here, and this deed
is listed as having been written in 1851, though the witnesses of James
Wilson and Joseph Davis to the county clerk and other documents before
the actual deed are listed as taking place between 1855 to 1856. My Wash
was married around 1852, but for how long, I don't know. So, does anyone
know what the "as to" statement could mean, and is anyone researching
the Elrods, Sullivans or this Davis line? Or even Jane Lawson's line? All
those listed in the deed were sons, daughters and sons-in-law of Alexander
Davis and Mary Gouger. Some of Alex's other kids married into the Pearson
family. Any information would be appreciated.
or Frank Taylor 9/28/98 6:14:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time
I am trying to obtain info on Orville or Frank Taylor, living
in Claiborne Co.in mid to late 1800's Particularly whether or not they
served in the Confederate States Army. They lived somewhere near the clinch
river arround Raven's Ridge. I am a descendent of their's and would like
to dicover who they were and some particulars about them.
MCCARROLL Sun Sep 27 22:24:12 EDT 1998
Hope to locate a member of the McCARROLL family with whom
to share genealogy information. My gg-grandfather was Cornelius Alexander
TAYLOR of Wythe Cty, VA who removed to Knox County, KY in the early 1800's.
One of his sisters, Elizabeth, b. 1786, married a William McCARROLL. The
belief is that they lived in Claiborne County, TN. Reasoning is this. My
gg-niece, Mary DePRIEST, m. Joshua BINGHAM on Dec. 24, 1811 in Claiborne
Cty. It is said they were married in the home of William McCARROLL and
Elizabeth TAYLOR McCARROLL by the Methodist minister, Mallison Simms. Mary
DePRIEST and Joshua BINGHAM left from Knox County, KY to travel to Claiborne
County, TN. Any information regarding any of these names will be very much
appreciated. Joyce Taylor Collins La Palma, CA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat Sep 26 21:32:09 EDT 1998
My name is Tai DORAM, I live in Danville, Ky. My great-grandmother
four times removed. She and her husband moved to Claiborne, Tn. in 1802,
she was the daughter of General Thomas BARBEE, the first Postmaster west
of the Alleghenies
Thu Sep 24 18:56:30 EDT 1998
My gggrandfather was Dr.John Jasper BROOKS he married
- They married in Campbell County in 1856. I found him
in 1870 census records in Claiborne county. Mary's father's name is James
- I have been told his indian name was James HANIES.
His uncle was Lyndon Carter HAINES who was a cherokee chief in the vicinity
of Chattanooga Tn before being driven out.
ROSE, and WELLS 9/23/98 8:33:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time
I`m looking for info. on PRESTON DUNSMORE. He married ELLEN
T WELLS, they had a child MAGGIE(MARAGET) DUNSMORE who married LEWIS CRAWFORD
ROSE. Any info. on these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
in advance. Karen
Sun Sep 20 22:48:32 EDT 1998
Any information prior to 1764 for Thomas Lee b 1764 Goochland
Cty, Va m Jerusha Huff/Hough 8/15/1788 d 1/1838 Claiborne, Tenn?
JANEWAY, HARRELL, PRICE, BROOKS, WEBB, WALKER AND BAILEY
Sun Sep 20 17:13:31 EDT 1998
Doing research on the MUNCY, MUNSEY, PRICE, HARRELL, WEBB,
BAILEY, WALKER, JANEWAY families from Caliborne Co. Tn. Will share info
with anyone who has same interests.
Wed Sep 16 23:03:31 EDT 1998
james presley Wombles, born clairborne co., tenn. 1822.
Mon Sep 14 15:45:41 EDT 1998
I am searching for information about Thomas DOOLEY, listed
on the 1830 and 1840 census for Claiborne Co., TN. Moved to KY around 1845.
Died there in 1858. Would have been born abt 1792. Paid taxes on land in
Claiborne Co. in 1839. Need anything you have. Thanks Brenda
HYETT Thu Sep 10 16:36:02 EDT 1998
I am searching for information on a Joe MONK who fled
the mountains (possibly KY or TN) and settled in Claiborne County (lone
mountain) around 1890-1910. He changed his name to HYATT at that point.
He was my great great grandfather, but almost nothing is known about him.
Everyone who would have known is gone now. I know he was an indian, but
don't know what tribe. I would appreciate any information on the MONK name
as it is very unusual.
Fri Sep 11 21:13:26 EDT 1998
Need information on 2g grandparents, Hezekiah (1802-1895)
and Rebecca GUINN HAMBLEN or HAMBLIN. They resided in Claiborne prior to
1852 when they seperated or divorced. Would like information on their seperation
and or divorce. Ralph Hamblin Colorado Springs, Coloration.
ROSSON Fri Sep 11 16:41:18 EDT 1998
Help! I am trying to locate the parents of my great-great
grandfather Jesse BREWER born 3/10/1848 (not sure where). He married Martha
Jane ROSSON, born 4/3/1843, in Claiborne County, Tn. on 4/3/1873. Any info
would be greatly appreciated.
Thu Sep 10 01:02:53 EDT 1998
Trying to locate relatives of Garrett Columbus COLLINGSWORTH,
born about 1896. May have been born on Little Sycamore. Worked at Lynch,
Ky. for U.S. Steel, retired in 1958, died from "black lung".
Married Lucille HURST and had one daughter Vivian Lee. Father was Abraham
COLLINGSWORTH. Mother was Mary ?. One brother, Floyd COLLINGSWORTH; three
sisters, Elizabeth, Cornelia, Minerva. Elizabeth married Harvey BUSSELL,
had a son named Sewell and lived in Middlesboro, Ky. Cornelia married ?
WHITE and had a daughter named Ruth, and also lived in Middlesboro, Ky.
Minerva married Clyde Gulley, a police officer killed in the line of duty
in Middlesboro, Ky. I am the grandson of Garrett C. Collingsworth and would
like to have some history on the COLLINGSWORTH family.
Mon Sep 7 20:41:53 EDT 1998
Am searching for any info on James and Sarah POE. James
born abt 1790 married Sarah ?. Had several children in east Tenn, including
James, Edward, Merida, Samuel, Mary. Family had emigrated to Floyd Co,
KY by 1830. Will exchange info. Thanks so much, Rose
OWENS, ALY Mon Sep 7 17:11:02 EDT 1998
I am attempting to find the marriange date and location
of these two and anything else about the family. The time period was probably
CHITTUM/CHEATHAM Sun Sep 6 16:52:12 EDT 1998
Looking for information on Joshua HOUSEHOLDER b.abt 1796
d.aft 1842 m. August 1, 1816 in Rockbridge Co, VA to Sally CHITTUM. Moved
to Claiborne Co, TN between 1820-1824; with other members of the CHITTUM/CHEATHAM
family. Children of Joshua and Sally were: Sally, Matthias (m. Nancy MARCUM),
Joseph H. (m. Lovina HINES), Cynthia Ann, Andrew, Isaac (m. Frances Mae
CHEATHAM), James. Isaac and Frances were 1st cousins as Frances was the
daughter of George CHEATHAM and Malinda MAYFIELD. I would really like to
find the parents/siblings of Joshua. Any help appreciated.
AND ELIZA Sat Sep 5 22:17:30 EDT 1998
Researching the EARLS from Claiborne County, TN. I need
any information available. I am just starting my search on this name. Thanks!
Nathan Earls m Eliza ????, son Tip Earls m Ethel Butcher
Fri Sep 4 14:10:40 EDT 1998
Seeking information on William M. LEONARD b. ca. 1867.
Married Margaret Elizabeth SHAVER in 1886. She was b. ca. 1874. Had following
children, 2 pro.born in Tenn.: William Thomas, Cal, Clarence, Jack, Lee,
Myrtle, Belle, Ruby. Left Tenn. in 1905 and went to Ark. Any information
appreciated. Thank you, Rita
Sun Aug 30 01:05:49 EDT 1998
I am looking for any information on the ROSE family from
County TN. My grandfather was Ralph Luthren Rose, my great
grandfather was Lewis Crawford Rose, and my great-great
was James Rose. They were all born & raised in Claiborne
All but Ralph are bured there. Any information would be
CHUMLEY Thu Aug 27 12:58:43 EDT 1998
Peter Freeman is in l820, Smith co. tn.
Did he have a daughter Mary Elizabeth Freeman b.l4 Aug. l80l
married l829 Lewis Chumley l808-l880tn.
Fri Aug 21 18:00:23 EDT 1998
Looking fo info on William CAIN born 11-14-1847 in Claiborn
had children named George, Hattie, Allen and John. William
minister who started several churches. Any additional
info would be
Thu Aug 20 20:00:32 EDT 1998
Looking for descendants of Thomas ANDERSON, Andrew ANDERSON,
Benjamin ANDERSON of Tazewell. Andrew had a tobacco plantation
1820. George married Sarah Jane STARNES of Thornhill (Grainger
Wed Aug 19 11:33:19 EDT 1998
I am looking for any information
on Hamilton ROSENBALM aka Hampton. I
am his great grandaughter. The family
was from lone MT or Tazwell.
his daughter Margaret ROSENBALM
was my grandmother. any information
would be great!
Tue Aug 18 22:37:30 EDT 1998
My ggrandaddy was Wm Floyd BROOKS, known locally as "Black
ggandmamma was Nealie NEVILLS Brooks, my grandpa was Carlie
Brooks all of Harrogate. My grandma always believed that
we were of
indian decent even though the family members would not
talk of their
ethnic background. Both Grandpa & GGdaddy had
very dark completions.
I can't remember ggrandaddy since he died when I was 5/6.
looked like an indian chief whose picture I remember seeing,
don't remember his name. My daddy also was dark
completed & had
indian features. I am told that the Cherekee Rolls
are full of
BROOKS' but I have not been able to verify this.
I would surely
appreciate any help that anyone might be able to give
researching this. Thanks for any help that you may be
able to give
Sun Aug 16 21:15:12 EDT 1998
Randolph may have been the son of a farmer named Thomas,unknown.
Randolph's wife Pearlie was from Lee Co.,Va. Their children Robert,Allice,and
Rosetta. Rosetta married Clyde N Hatton of Knox Co.,Ky.
Sun Aug 16 13:31:47 EDT 1998
Looking for descendants of Richard Friel "Freed"
Combs who was in the 1900 and 1910 census, aged 59 & 63 respectively,
with wife Prudy. listed as Bruda & Molly respectively. Children Noah,
James, Frank Fred, Charlie, and Ellen. Richard was b. in Carroll Co, VA,
son of Nuell and Francis Combs. Prudy was his third wife.
HARPER Sun Aug 16 12:48:22 EDT 1998
Seeking ancestors of George Washington Ford and Elizabeth
Cupp, both b. abt 1785, Tenn or Va. They were parents of Nancy Ann Ford,
b. 26 Sep 1812 in Tazwell, Claiborne Co, TN. Nancy Ann Ford married abt
1830 prob in TN to Richard H. Harper (b. abt 1814 prob TN.
Fri Aug 14 22:05:57 EDT 1998
john milun BULL b-march 29,1856.married sarah jane CLEMENT,they
had eleven or twelve children.who was john's father,mother,brothers and
sisters? what was his connection to richard and sarah c. HOWERTON?john
was found in the household of richard and sarah c.in the 1860 census as
being four year old.any information will be greatly appreciatted.
Mon Aug 10 19:29:59 EDT 1998
I am looking for any information about Henry Goins. He
later moved from Tennesse to Kentucky and died in Southern Illonois. He
was in the 37th Infantry from TN, Co. G. According to TN Library Archives
the majority of men were from this county or Hancock. I believe his brothers
names were: John, William and maybe Roscoe. Thank you for any information
about this family. Ikeagreene
WILBURN 8/8/98 7:28:09 PM Central Daylight Time
Does anyone have any information about Dr. Jacob SMILEY
who took out a license 27 Mar 1844 in Claiborne Co. to marry Susan WILBURN.
It was no return bond only. Who were the parents of Jacob and Susan? In
1850-80 Hancock Co Susan SMILEY is living alone with her children. On one
record she states she is married the next shes divorced and the next she
is a widow. Any informatin would be appreciated. My e mail address is email@example.com
Thank you Patty
DR. TILGEMAN HOWARD
MASON Fri Aug 7 02:08:12 EDT 1998
My great-grandfather was supposedly born in Claiborne County,
TN. I have no information regarding the names of his parents. He lived
in Scott County, VA at the time of my grandfather's birth. Dr. Mason was
a Surgeon with the 64th Infantry during the Civil War. If anyone has any
information on him or his family, I would appreciate very much receiving
it. Thank you.
- Joyce (Mason) Arnold, 204 SW Gettysburg Drive, Port St.
Lucie, FL 34953-5926
Peter and Rachel
Madden LEGER 8/4/98 4:35:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Researching my gr gr gr grandparents, Peter and Rachel
Madden LEGER, in Claiborne County TN. They were married 02Oct1808 in Claiborne.
Peter LEGER was born in 1780 in SC. Rachel Madden LEGER was born around
1789 in TN. All of their children were born in Claiborne. In Peter and
Rachel's later years they moved to Hancock County. Peter died 02Apr1858
and his wife Rachel died around 1884.
- I will share information on the Legers. Mary Leger Littlejohn
& BLEVINS 8/1/98 12:53:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time
Seeking info on the George W. WILLIAMS family who I believe
resided in Claiburne co. around 1840 and earlier. George W. WILLIAMS b.
ca 1800 TN married ca 1830 to Rebecca BLEVINS b. ca 1815 in VA , dau of
Wm & Sarah BLEVINS.
Children of Wm & Rebecca WILLIAMS included:
Americus b. ca 1830
Sarah b. ca 1832
Lavisa b. ca 1835 b. TN
Catharine b. ca 1836
William b. ca 1836
Hetta "Hester" b. ca 1837 TN
Jesse b. ca 1838
Elendor b. ca 1839
Emily b. ca 1843
Henry C. b. ca 1847
Rebecca J. b. ca 1848
George W. jr. b. ca 1849
This family was found in Carter co KY on the 1850 census
but was not found in 1840 . Daughter Hester listed Claibourn co. TN as
her birth place when she married in Carter Co. KY in 1855. Any help greatly
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