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Claiborne County, Tennessee's April 1997 Queries


Deloris Morgan Mon Apr 28 21:07:41 1997

Can anyone help me locate information on James Newton MEYERS (Myers, Myeres)born Aug 14, 1876 in Tennessee. Married Amanda Jane FORD b.Feb 1883, Claiborne County, TN. Married Feb 1903 in Erath County, Tex. Have not been able to find him on any census before 1910. Who were his parents and siblings?

Sandra Judkins Wed Apr 30 10:17:17 1997

Trying to locate Benjamin Franklin Delph born 1823 to 1824, married Dorcas Davidson born abt. 1825. Benjamin and Dorcas married in Claiborne, Tennessee and had a son named Larkin Delph born may 27, 1844 in clay Co. KY, he died July 13, 1915 in Pittsburg, KY (Laurel Co.) Larkin married Sarah stewart Abt. 1871. Any help would be appeiciated. Thanks

KATHY PAYNE Wed Apr 30 12:22:16 1997

I am searching for info on the families of JACOB REDMOND and his wife MARGARET LITTERLL and their daughter MOLLIE REDMOND b.10-2-1867. Mollie married THOMAS ELLISON and they had a son (my great-grandfather) WILEY ELLISON b:6-23-1889.They all resided in CLAIBORNE CO., TAZEWELL, TN.

KATHY PAYNE Wed Apr 30 12:28:26 1997

I am looking for info on JEMIMA WHITAKER (no dates known). She was the first wife of CLINTON T. WHITEAKER (Jemima's maiden name is said to have been Whitaker also.) Clinton T. and Jemima had a daughter ( my great- grandmother) OLLIE MAE WHITEAKER b:3-5-1888 d:9-15-1957. I am told they lived in CLAIBORNE CO., TAZEWELL, TN.

Phyllis Carpenter Thu Apr 24 21:22:17 1997

William & Elizabeth TEAGUE,with their children Joshua & Elizabeth (SILER) TEAGUE and Jacob & Rebecca (TEAGUE) SILER moved from NC to Anderson Co., TN around 1800. They then went to KY about 1808-10. I am trying to establish whether Stephen TEAGUE, who died in Grainger Co., TN in 1833 was a son of William & Elizabeth. His wife was Hester (Routh?). Any information on Stephen TEAGUE greatly appreciated.

Billy Smith Sun Apr 27 12:57:38 1997

FULPS, Valentine, Ana, Solomon, Lucinda Gray, Rebecca, and Peter. All listed in 1860 US Census for Clairborne County, TN. Any information appreciated. I will share information. Have a nice day.

Sue Kruse Sun Apr 27 15:01:42 1997

Seeking family background of LYNCH, Rispa who res Claibourne Co early l800's.

Shirley McCleese Thu Apr 24 15:15:14 1997
Researching Garrett N. Bryant, born in NC in 1805 in NC. Moved to Claiborne TN in 1820, married Sarah Stanton in 1826. 8 children born to this union. One of the sons was Lawson Bryant, born in 1834, married Eliza Jane Faulkner/Fortner in 1853. 12 children born to this marriage. One of the sons was Garrett N. Bryant married to Mary Greer in 1884. 12 children born to this union. One of the sons was Lawson Bryant born in 1886, married to Maudie Estep around 1916. Does anyone know where the first Garrett Neil Bryant was born in NC. Is anyone out there tracing this line of Bryant's? Will share any info I have.

Deloris Morgan Thu Apr 24 15:40:09 1997
Need information on William A. Meyers (Myers, Myeres) born about 1855, Claiborne County, TN. He was the son of Newton Meyers and Tabitha Ferguson. William does not appear on the 1880 TN census and have not been able to locate him anywhere else. Did he get married, have any children or did he die before the 1880 census? Any information appreciated.

Traci Bray Wed Apr 23 05:44:25 1997

We are researching our family history. The surname we are currently researching is WILBURN>Specificly William Wilburn who married Minerva Seal(s) 26Jan1843 in Claiborne Co.Tenn. They later moved to Handcock Co.Tenn and then on to Pulaski Co.Ky. Any information about this family would be much helpful. We have hit many brick walls. Thank you.

Leroy Burch Wed Apr 16 19:46:48 1997

I am looking for the parents of my great grandparents,William Burch,born 1814 in Barren Creek,Claiborne Co Tenn, Died 1887 at Island Creek, Owsley Co. Ky. and his wife Malinda Mays born about 1815 in Barren Creek also. She also died at Island Creek Ky.Their children are Elizabeth,Thomas,Newton,Jasper(my grandfather who moved to Ky with his parents),Mary,Sara March, John,and Martin(Toz). Allwere borne in Barren Creek from 1834 to 1852.

Ann B. Chambless Thu Apr 17 12:07:06 1997

GIDEON ZEPHANIAH GIDEON enlisted in the War of 1812 in Claiborne Co, TN. Where did he reside at the time? Is there a printed list of soldiers who served in the War of 1812 from Claiborne Co, TN? Zephaniah Gideon was born 1789 in SC and married Anjarona Elizabeth ?Morris ca 1810-1812. Did they marry in Claiborne Co, TN? Their first 4 children were born in TN before they moved to Jackson Co, AL ca 1821. Ann B. Chambless 435 Barbee Lane Scottsboro, AL 35769-3745

J.E. (Pete) Jones Mon Apr 14 20:27:29 1997

My great grandparents,Lewis LUKER (early records sometimes spelled LUCKER) and Calvina LEE were married 12/17/1849 in Claiborne county Tennessee, later migrated to Laurel county Ky. I would greatly appreciate any information about them and their parents and relatives.

Char Lints Tue Apr 15 16:24:24 1997

Seeking information on William ANDERSON b. 1689-1720 and wife Nancy (CAMPBELL?)and their sons. IGI shows William and Nancy ANDERSON as the parents of Andrew ANDERSON, James ANDERSON, John ANDERSON, Samuel ANDERSON, William ANDERSON Jr., and Thomas ANDERSON b. c 1730. All of the sons were living in Grainger/Claiborne Counties. Any information will be appreciated. I have information to share on the descendants of Thomas ANDERSON.

Steven C. Estep Tue Apr 8 20:21:38 1997

Looking for information on the Esteps of Claiborne Co. TN and Lee Co. Va. decendants of William M. Estep b. Sept. 25, 1816 d. Mar. 03, 1902. Married to Elizabeth Eastridge b. abt 1816 d. Feb. 16, 1902.
Their children
1. Granville Alexander b. Jul. 01, 1843. d. Nov.09,1925
2. Malinda Estep b.Aug. 12, 1838. d. Jul. 1, 1921.
3. Burrell Harison b.Jun. 9, 1840. d. Jul. 10 1933.
4. Samuel b. Sept. 28, 1845 d.Sept. 28 1910.
5. Jacob Nathan b. Jan. 18, 1848 d. Jan. 12, 1924.
6. Martha I. b. Dec. 01, 1851. d. Apr.10, 1906.
7. Mary E. b. Oct. 15, 1852 d. Feb.18, 1925.
8. Lucy A. b. Jun. 6, 1854. d. Apr. 13 1926.
9. William b. Mar. 01, 1857. d. Jul. 06, 1939.
10. John A. b. May 12, 1862. d. May 13, 1929.
11. James Brownlow b. Aug. 05, 1865. d. Sept. 10, 1940.
12. Nancy Evaline b. Oct. 20, 1849. d. Oct. 24, 1939.
My line is as Follows:
My second Greatgrandfather was Granville Alexander. His son was Harrison b. Nov. 28, 1888. d. Oct. 16, 1938. My grandfather was Clifford b. Sept. 21, 1908. d. Apr. 05, 1987. My father is Ronda Estep b. Jan. 07, 1939. Any info on this family would be a great help. My E-Mail Address is

Conley Winston Ford Wed Apr 9 17:31:37 1997

Richard Ford married Elizabeth Mountain - Claiborne County-No record of Richard after civil war - Need burial place of Richard

Allison McHenry Bough Mon Apr 7 20:49:01 1997

Searching for info. on AUSMUS and KIVETTE families of Claiborne co. and surrounding areas. I know that Capt. Bill Ausmus is my great,... etc. grandfather. Would like any other info. on Ausmus family, and on Kivette family. Also--send internet/web address of info. on Capt. Bill Ausmus' Civil War activities if known. Thanks

Karen Lewis Paramore Tue Apr 8 03:37:38 1997

I am seeking information on the parents of Fielding Lewis b. 1768 in Spotsylvania County, VA. He moved to Wilkes Co., NC where he married Mary Gambill. Fielding settled the Sandlick area near Tazwell about 1792.

Conley Winston Ford Tue Apr 8 12:43:34 1997

Information search on Ralph Ford - father of George Washington Ford - Grainger County later Claiborne County, TN. Ralph Ford arrived Baltimore, MD 1775 settled in Grainger County, TN Would like to know burial location of Ralph Ford.

V. Jackson Sun Apr 6 21:32:56 1997

I am seeking information about my gr-gr-gr-grandmother's parents and other siblings. She was Catherine LANE b.1795 in Grainger/Claiborne Co., TN. She was the second wife of William Chadwell b.1779 in Henry Co., VA d.05 Dec 1859 in Lee Co., VA. Wm. and Catherine had 9 children: Pleasant Murphy CHADWELL; Mary CHADWELL, wife of John CAMPBELL; William CHADWELL,Jr.; Elizabeth, wife of Andy BROOKS; Sam CHADWELL; Sarch, wife of Ike SOUTHERN; David CHADWELL; Lucy Ann, wife of H. LANE; Alexander. These children were probably born near Ewing, Lee Co., VA. Catherine had a sister Nancy LANE who married David CHADWELL,Jr., William CHADWELL's brother. I would like any information about this LANE family or allied families. Again I am especially interested in learning who the parents of Catherine and Nancy were. E-mail Thankyou!

William E. White Mon Apr 7 14:54:09 1997

I need help from you good folks in Claiborne Co. I need to know about on Jasper DAVIS born in 1842. Jasper served in the Civil War with the Union Army in the 2nd tn. vol. inf. What I need to know is Andrew DAVIS his father. And did he have a brother by the name of William C. DAVIS who is one of my gg-grandfathers? I am doing Civil War research on the DAVIS family and need/want this information badly. Please e-mail me and thanks in advance.

BILLY S TREECE JR Mon Apr 7 18:26:10 1997

i am looking for any children that might have been born of JOHN TREECE b:abt 1815 d:1890 in CLAIBORNE CO.TN. his wife was CHARITY DRUMMOND b:july 1,1817 d:sept17,1899 in CLAIBORNE TN.

Dianne Thurman Sun Apr 6 13:06:05 1997

Need proof of the marriage of THOMAS GOIN (1750 VA to 1838 Claiborne Co, TN) to JAMIMIA SINNES, dau of Benjamin Sinnes. Thomas Goin was in Grainger Co, TN by 1799 and in Claiborne Co at it's forming. POLLY GOIN a dau of Thomas and Jemimia Sinnes Goin mar JACOB COONTZ abt 1810 probably in Claiborne Co. There are records of Thomas Goin and Jacob Coontz, no mention of the wives. Who are the parents of Thomas Goin and of Jacob Coontz? Jacob Coontz and his family left CC, TN about 1824. The above information is from the application for Citizenship in the Cherokee Nation of Jestern Coontz Castoe, a dau of Jacob Coontz and Polly Goin Coontz filed in 1890's.

Robert L. Walker Sun Apr 6 15:40:20 1997

Seeking information on ggGrandparents HENRY J. WALKER & LUCINDA (OVERTON) WALKER. No data on Lucinda. Henry Walker was born ca. 1820 in Claiborne Co. His parents (Edward Walker, Jr., & Mahalia (Tussey) Walker) may have lived in Claiborne Co.; Edward was born in Rogersville area, 1795. Henry Walker is known to have lived at Walker's Ford, TN (now under Norris Lake); prominent farmer, storekeeper, Methodist minister; buried at a site on Bear Creek. E-mail:

Judy A. (pierce) DeWitt Fri Apr 4 18:53:09 1997

Looking for ancestors of James Pierce or Hetii Henderson for info that I have Email me

Margaret Sowder Fri Apr 4 11:28:07 1997

Did Adam Sowder have two marriages, first to Elizabeth, second to? Was Rebecca a daughter of a second marriage? Did she have a son John? Does anyone have information on Adam's children, Elizabeth b 29 Sep 1793, Andru b 6 May 1798, Chinea b23 Jan 1801, Bruton b 17 Jul 1803, Claiborne b 25 Dec 1805? Adam Sowder, s/o Jacob Sowder of Montgomery Co VA, came to TN shortly after 1800. He has many descendents in TN and KY. Can you help in identifying these children?

Gary Pierce Sat Apr 5 10:41:10 1997

Trying to locate parents of Haze Hill Rouse b.abt.1848 N.C. d.1899 Tn. father Alexnader Rouse, mother unknown. Need parents of Bill Hampton, Feed Store owner in Elizabethton, Tn. the mothers name was Liz or Elizabeth she remarried a Wilbur L. Pierce. Wilbur and Liz had a daughter named Maud and a son named Willie.

Penny Chase Wed Apr 2 21:35:33 1997

I am looking for any information on Obedience (Biddy) DE LAP/DE LOP. She was a Cherokee Indian born in Jacksboro, Campbell Co, TN in 1814 and also died there in 1899. She married Reuben ROGERS 1807-1871 who was born in Claiborne Co, TN and died in Jacksboro. Any info on either of these persons would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

JoDee McClelland Wed Apr 2 23:57:18 1997

Searching for information about my g-grandfather David Beeler ROGERS born Dec. 7, 1849 in Speedwell. His father's name was Hugh Lawson White ROGERS. Need information on who his mother was and the names of Hugh L. W. ROGERS' parents. David B. ROGERS' mother's name may have been Barbara. I believe the Hugh ROGERS family moved to Missouri sometime before 1860.

Pamela Burnette Tue Apr 1 18:28:24 1997

RUSSELL,Winfield b: March 1861, place of birth unknown, m: abt. 1880 to a Narcissas J. or a Mandy J., last name unknown. b: 5/1861. Their sons were: Winfield Russell b: 11/1887 McKinley Russell b: 11/1896, m: Pearlie Ann Evans.  William Thomas Russell b: 3/7/1883 in Claiborne Co., TN, d: 11/8/1959 in Claiborne Co., TN., m: 1903 in Claiborne Co., TN., to Mary Malicie CUPP b: 8/20/1887 in Claiborne Co., TN., d: 10/19/1968 in Claiborne Co., TN. Mary's parents were: John CUPP and Sarah E. ENGLAND. Mary Malicie and William Thomas Russell's children were: Scott Russell, Frank Russell, Curtis Russell, Dewey Russell, Ray Russell, Lon Russell, Sherman Russell b: 9/13/1894, d: 1/5/1977 in Claiborne Co., TN. Maudie Elsie Russell b: 12/24/1905 in Claiborne Co., TN., d: 12/1976, m: 7/4/1920 in Claiborne Co., TN., to Joshuah McKinley CUPP b: 2/16/1901 Claiborne Co., TN. d: 7/28/1984. Joshuah's parents were: William Barton "Bud" CUPP and Matilda "Tilda" Cordella JOHNSON. I'm looking for any and all info on the RUSSELL's, CUPP's, ENGLAND's and JOHNSON family's. I have alot more info to share with all you cousins out there.

Pamela Burnette Tue Apr 1 18:41:01 1997

JOHNSON, WILLIAM TOBE b: 1820 place unknown, d: 5/10/1862 in KY., m: SARAH JANE "SALLY" FAULKNER b: 1824 in Greene Co., TN., d: 1890.
Parents of Sarah Jane were, JONATHAN FAULKNER and MARGARET  "PEGGY" FALLS.
Children of WILLIAM and SARAH JOHNSON were:
1. ELIJAH MARSHALL JOHNSON b: 10/1849 in Claiborne Co., TN., d: 5/1933 in Bell Co., KY., m: 1/24/1871 in Claiborne Co., TN., to ELIZABETH ANN "BETTY" KECK. I have lots more info on Elijah and Elizabeth's children than I am presenting here, but my direct line is through the following daughter:
    a. MATILDA  "TILDA" CORDELLA JOHNSON b: 6/4/1872 in Claiborne Co., TN., d:        5/27/1948 in Claiborne Co., buried at the Drummonds Cemetery. m: WILLIAM        BARTON "BUD"  CUPP b: 12/21/1869 in Claiborne Co., TN., d: 12/12/1932 in       Claiborne Co., buried at the Drummonds Cemetery. William's parents were JACOB        CUPP and MARY ANN FAULKNER.
William and Matilda's children were as follows:
      1. JOSHUAH MCKINLEY CUPP b: 2/16/1901 in Claiborne Co., TN., d: 7/28/1984 in        Rutledge, TN., m: 7/4/1920 in Claiborne Co., TN., to MAUDIE ELSIE RUSSELL.       This is my direct line and I have much more info on it.
     2. SHERMAN CUPP d: 6/1982
     5. JACOB  "JAKE" CUPP b: 8/28/1893, d: 6/19/1973, m: 1/3/1918 to CAROLINE      TUTTLE.
a. LUDY JOHNSON b: 1878, d: 1947, m1: ALLEN DAY. m2: GEORGE TUTTLE.
c. JAMES R. JOHNSON b: 1891, d: 1968, m: MELVINA POORE.
h. ALLEN LEVI JOHNSON b: 1896, d: 1958, m: NENNIE ALSTON.
    2. JAMES PRESTON JOHNSON b: Claiborne Co., TN., d: 10/4/1927 near Van Zandt     Co., TX., m: 6/20/1868 to MARLENA MELVINA GOIN. I have lots more info on      James and Marlena Johnsons' children.
    5. JOHN JOHNSON b:     abt. 1844 in Claiborne Co., TN., d: 1880
    6. MARGARET L. JOHNSON b: 1855
    7. MARTHA J. JOHNSON b: abt. 1843 in Claiborne Co., TN., m: 2/9/1859 in      Claiborne Co., TN. to THOMAS GOIN b: abt. 1834, d: 7/15/1862.
    8. MARY A. JOHNSON b: 1847
I'm looking for any and all info on the JOHNSON's, CUPP's, KECK's, FAULKNER', GOIN's and FALL's families. I have lots more info to share with all you cousins out there.


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