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Claiborne County, Tennessee Queries
January and February, 2000


Submitted on Thu Feb 10 17:15:48 MST 2000


Searching for info on James Belvin born around 1797 who married NancyAnn Dobkins 1-30-1839 in Claiborne Co., TN. Their later moved toClay County, Ky where their daughter Louisa born 7-14-1843 inClaiborne Co., Tn married Green Berry Chandler. It is family lorethat Louisa was a Cherokee, but I have not been able to prove this. Any info on the Belvin family or Dobkins family will be appreciated.
Paul Jones
Submitted on Thu Feb 10 09:41:44 MST 2000


Dr. Jacob SMILEY
Marilyn Watts
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 21:59:50 MST 2000


I'm looking for any information on the Johnson family who lived inthe Claiborne County region. My great-grandfather, SedigitusJohnson, had hereditary polydactyly (extra digits) which trait ran inthe Johnson family. He was born between 1870-1875, took his mother'sname Johnson. Whatever you know---I'm stumped. Thanks!
Clementine Carey
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 13:24:30 MST 2000


I am looking for information about Laban Prichard and his wife,Matilda Morgan, also David Pritchard and his wife, Catherine Sharp. I have just learned they were born in Claiborne County, TN. Davidand Catherine are the parents of Laban. Catherine's father was HenrySharp Jr. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Joanne Eaton
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 12:53:24 MST 2000


Looking for any info on the HUNLEY or BRANTLEY families. Mygrandmother Susan HUNLEY m. Coot SHACKLEFORD, July 27, 1909 inClaiborne County and later moved to Harlan Co., Ky, where she died in1963. She had a brother Ben and sister Liz, probably Elizabeth, whoboth died in Claiborne Co., near Arthur, Tn. Her sister Liz married aPOWELL. My grandfather Chris BRANTLEY had four children: Troy,Delone, Etta and Arletta (my mother). Troy was killed when he wasabout 20 years old. I can't remember my grandmothers name, for shedied before I was born. Thanks for any info. Nelson Shackleford.
Nelson Shackleford -- 1421 Falke Dr. , Dayton, OH 45432
Submitted on Fri Feb 4 13:58:08 MST 2000


Looking for info on John HUNTER (b. 1804) and married ElizabethHOLLINGSWORTH (b. 1803) before 1826. Children: William, Sarah,James,Mary E., Martha, Henry C., July, John, Freeling.
Kathleen Hunter
Submitted on Tue Feb 1 20:10:34 MST 2000


Looking for information on Jacob Coots, b. 1790 in TN and d. 1850Missouri. His father was Abram Coots, no other info on Abram isknown. Jacob married Polly Goin, b. 1790 in Alambama). They were m.1809 in TN. They had 10 children. First 3-Catherine b. 1808-1809,Jacob b. 1810, John b. 1811 were born in Claiborne Co, TN. Next 3 Abeb. 1814, Jestern b. 3/10/1816, Andrew b. 8/11/1820 believed to beborn in Shelbyville, Bedford Co, TN. Polly Goin's parents were ThomasGoin and Jimima Siness both were b. 1765 in Alambama. Death locationunknown. All are believed to be Full Blood Cherokee and traveled TheTrail of Tears. Jimima's Father Benjamin Siness was on the HendersonRolls, Treaty of 1835. Jestern Coots is my ggg-grandmother. Any helpwould be greatly appreciated.
Nancy Thornton
Submitted on Mon Jan 31 15:09:57 MST 2000


harvey lingar was born in claborne co. tn. 1850his father was john (jack)lingar.was
Submitted on Sun Jan 30 22:25:07 MST 2000


Searching for descendants of Jesse Hunter (c1797-1856) and UrsulaStinnett (1800-?), d/o Isham Stinnett Sr.
Howard Bowers
Submitted on Sun Jan 30 14:19:39 MST 2000


Need information on John Miller who settled in Warren County, TN inthe early 1800's. He is believed to have come from Claiborne County. He had a son, John Jr. who was my g-g-g-grandfather. Anyoneresearching these Millers please contact me. I have a lot ofinformation on them after their arrival in Warren County. My addressis or 75 Plainview Dr., Rock Island, Tn3858l
Glenda S. Young -- 75 Plainview Dr., Rock Island, TN 38581
Submitted on Sat Jan 29 13:53:56 MST 2000


Researching BUIS, BUYS families in Claiborne, TN. Came fromSpartanburg, TN and settled in Claiborne. Namely, Elisha, Jesse,Caleb, Abraham, etc. The old log cabin is still standing on CedarFork Road where my great-great grandfather, Jesse, was born. Jesseand Abraham went to Casey County, KY - Caleb to Indiana. Abrahamreturned to Claiborne and died there. Any information would beappreciated. Thanks.
Phyllis Y. Rosczuk -- 6798 Lakota Pointe Lane, Liberty Township, OH 45044
Submitted on Sat Jan 29 11:08:19 MST 2000


I am looking for information on William Riley PRESSNELL/PRESNELL whowas married to Bessie WARD. They had a store in POWELL'S Valley, inClaiborne County in the 1930's and 1940's. Does anyone haveinformation on these people AND can anyone tell me where POWELL'SValley is? Thank you
Linda Aaron
Submitted on Sat Jan 22 23:06:13 MST 2000


Children of Morgan and Mary Ann (Polly) Linch Wright;Mary Ann Wright b. 1865 md William Cain (son of Jahue (John) Shermanand Barbara Lynch Cain, 2md Isaac Newton LeMarr [widower of MalindaWright] (Isaac md 4 times)Margaret Wright b. 1872, d. 1897 md Cawood Bowman, 1 dau. Martha, 2mdHenry Ausmus (Brother of David), 2 children; Campbell and MinnieAusmus.Any help on these families, Please!!McKinzie
McKinzie Brantley
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 15:17:56 MST 2000


Children of Morgan and Mary Ann (Polly) Linch Wright;John Ellis Wright b. 5-7-1849 md Mary Elizabeth Ellison (dau. ofRobert and Mary Kirk Ellison) John died in Denver, Col.Anny Catherine (Amy) Wright b 2-6-1850 (stone has 1862 in AusmusCem., Speedwell, Cl. Co., TN) md David Ausmus ( son of Ben andElizabeth Proffit Ausmus)Malinda Wright B. 1862 md Isaac Newton LeMarr( son of James and MaryDavis LeMarr)Sarah Wright b. 1854 md John NortonWilliam Morgan (George)(Willie)(Marion)(Henry)Wright b. 1857 mdLouisa Marinda Patterson (Dau. of George W. and Sarah S. GaddPatterson) Willie as he was know to all in the Valley, His dau. SusanLeach put Henry in a Deed, His dau. Pearl Leach put Marion on back ofa family picture, and George in the 1860 Cl. Co., TN Census) Willie'sdau Mossie md John Hiram Jackson Kivett (nephew of Barbara KivettWright and former son-in-law of Jesse F. & Margaret Wilson Rogers)Easter (Esther) Wright b. 1862 md McKindry Ellison (son of Robert andMary Kirk Ellison)
McKinzie Brantley
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 15:13:07 MST 2000


Said to be Brothers of Morgan;John Ellis Wright b. 1834 Va. md Elizabeth Chumley, dau. of Lewis andMary Freeman Chumley, Arthur, Cl. Co., TN.George Franklin Wright b. 1835 md Sarah Bollinger Ausmus (dau. ofJacob and Hannah Jenkins Bollinger)(widow of Hiram Ausmus) died inMo.
McKinzie Brantley
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 15:11:53 MST 2000


Said to be Sisters of Morgan Wright;Julia Ann Wright b. 7-30-1817 md John (Casle) (Casei)CassellCharlotte Temperance (Tempy) Wright B. 1822 (1825 on Stone in WilsonCem.) Md George Washington Wilson (George gave the property for NewSalem Church and Wilson Cem. Speedwell, Cl. Co., TN.) (George'ssister Margaret Wilson md Jesse F. Rogers, son of Major Dave Rogers) Elizabeth Wright b. 1824 md Isaac Bollinger (son of Isaac and MaryElizabeth Kirk Bollinger, Mary Kirk later md Robert Ellison and theirfirst dau. Mary Elizabeth Ellison md John Ellis Wright, son ofMorgan.) Martha Patsey Wright b. 1831 md (I'm told Jacob Wilson brother ofGeorge) (I believe this Jacob Wilson md Martha C. Wright dau of Isaacand Margaret Cain Wright, son of Jacob & Barbara Kivett Wright,Randolph Co., NC) Martha Patsey Wright had 2 children Wiley Wrightand Elizabeth Wright.
McKinzie Brantley
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 15:09:09 MST 2000


Looking for the parents of WILLIAM MORGAN WRIGHT B. 1-1-1828,Rockingham Co., NC d. ca 1880, Claiborne Co., TN, md in Cl. Co., TN1849 to Mary Ann (Polly) Linch b. 1828 Speedwell, Cl. Co., TN, Dau.of Chaney and Malinda Hunter Lynch. Morgan Wright was 5'6" tall in1864 when he mustered out of U.S. Army in Rochingham Co., NC. after 2years service. In 1850 Morgan lived on Lead Mine Bent Rd. be side Elizabeth Wrightb. 1787 Va. in 1850 Cl. Co., TN Census, NC in 1860 Cl. Co., TN.Census, (said to be Morgan's mother and her 2 children George F. &Martha Patsy Wright)next door to Ed and Barbara Graves Russell(in-law's of Mary Ann's sister, Nancy Lynch).There's a Website that said David Wright was the head of Elizabeth'shousehold. In Rockingham Co., NC records show a David Wright md to anElizabeth Holt also a Jonthan J. (John T.) Wright md Elizabeth BetsyScales md in 1804 Rockingham Co., NC.Any help on this families, Please!!McKinzie
McKinzie Brantley
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 15:04:24 MST 2000


Seeking information on the parentage and siblings of Wesley F.STALLINGS, born May 11, 1812 in Claiborne Co., TN. He marriedElizabeth MAYES/MAYS in the summer of 1830. She was born 1811 in TN.History accounts indicate that shortly after the couple married, theymoved, with Wesley STALLINGS'parents, to Sangamon Co., Illinois, andin 1844, on to settle in Jasper Co., Iowa. Any info appreciated.Thanks.
Joan Smith
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 16:49:52 MST 2000


Am researching DUNCAN, LYNCH, VENABLE families from Claiborne Co. Mygreat-grandfather was Andrew Jackson Duncan who married Mary AnnVenable in Claiborne Co. in June, 1847. Would welcome anyinformation on family lines. Am willing to share information I haveon my direct line.
Teresa McClain Gilbert
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 14:39:37 MST 2000


I have been told that my great-great grandparents, James MCDONALD andLucinda MAYNARD MCDONALD lived in both Union and Claiborne Countiesin the last part of the 1800s. I have heard that they are buried"near Goin in Claiborne County".Does anyone know this family and does anyone know where "Goin" islocated?
Terry Lynn Copeland
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 21:11:45 MST 2000


I am looking for Descendants and brothers and sisters of John RanceBolen(Bolin,Boleyn,Boling)Spelling is always different throughoutoffical records. He married Levicy Collins Gibson 4-1-1843.I amlooking for anything on Levicy. Levicy Collins first married JamesGibson am looking for descendants here and Marriage date.Am alsoseeking the descendants of Perry Collins who married AnnaBowlin,anything on Anna if you have it.Anderson Collins who mSusannah Collins their descendants,Also Benjamin and JaneCollins.Have information and will share.The descendants of Anderson Collins who married Susannah Collins
Sherie Corbett
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 14:08:21 MST 2000


Looking for help in finding a picture of a log cabin built by myggg-grandfather, Elisha BUIS. I was told that it still stands today.I assume that since it is very old (early 1800's) that there mightbe a picture of it in a historical book.
Sherry Brooks -- 618 Porter Rd., Sadieville, KY 40370
Submitted on Mon Jan 17 01:15:38 MST 2000


I'm looking for info about the families of William LEMAR and DelilahTabitha ROBINSON, m.1838 in Claiborne Co. Most of their children wereborn their also-Elizabeth M.,b.1838, Sarah E.,b.1841, MarthaJ.,b.1843, Wm.Washington b.1847. Moved to Clay Co.Mo. sometime after1847. Any information will help.
Randy Hydeman
Submitted on Sat Jan 15 20:48:11 MST 2000


My grandmother's family George W. ESTES & Olive PITTMAN came fromClaiborne Co,TN to Decatur Co, IA & Mercer Co, MO c.1852 w/ PatrickWILLIS & James PITTMAN families. From family information gatheredyears ago: James P. PITTMAN b. 1790-1800 in NC, d. 1834-1840 prob inClaiborne Co, TN m Mary Elizabeth HURST c. 1823 prob in Claiborne Co,TN. According to family tradition her parents were William R. HURST& Nancy MOELLER. Census records of 1840 & 1850 show the childrenliving w/ Silvia Pittman. Don't know if she is Mary Elizabeth or asecond wife. Silvia & children are listed in his will. Childrenwere: Nancy, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Olive, Salem, Louisa. Need help with Silvia/Mary Elizabeth dilemma. Also need help with James PITTMAN's & Mary Elizabeth/Silvia's parents.I have info to share about George W. Estes, Olive Pittman andsiblings, Patrick Willis, and children of George & Olive.Thanks for any help.Janice Tilman
Janice Tilman
Submitted on Mon Jan 10 21:53:43 MST 2000


I would like help finding the parents of America PLANK who marriedThompson HURST ca 1830 in Claiborne Co. He was the son of Hiram.The PLANCKS may have come from the Shenandoah Valley of VA about thesame time as the HURSTS ca.1808. I have found Plancks with givennames of Christian, Benedict and John. Are any of these her father?
Ann Stacy
Submitted on Mon Jan 10 15:25:15 MST 2000


Seeking information on John FREEMAN b. abt. 1813 TN (BaptistClergyman) m. Anna SHARP. They appeared in the 1840-1870 CaliborneCo. Census records. Also looking for Celia FREEMAN who m. HenrySHARP in 1838 Claiborne Co, TN. The SHARPS were children of Wm.SHARP and Catherine GRAVES. Would like to know who were the parentsof John and Celia FREEMAN?
Marilyn Fisher
Submitted on Mon Jan 10 13:58:50 MST 2000


looking for COOTS and GOINS Claiborne Co. 1809
Lila Geddings
Submitted on Sun Jan 9 12:05:32 MST 2000


Seeking info about marriage of Emeline SOARD and __?__ CAIN marriedin early 1850's and had children Wm. J., Isaac, Malinda. Emeline isd/o Henry SOARD/Malinda TAYLOR. Emeline CAIN m/2 Hiram Barry inGrainger in 1860.
Richard Soard
Submitted on Sat Jan 8 20:13:43 MST 2000


Seeking descendants of Henry SOARD ca 1810-1865 and RebeccaHOLLINGSWORTH-HACKER ca 1820-1893, married 1851 in Claiborne county. Rebecca was from Grainger county. Henry may be s/o Philip SWORD &Elizabeth KELLEY married Greene county, TN 1788 - both residents ofRussell county, VA; moved to Grainger county abt 1806/7. Rebecca mayhave been d/o Anna __?__ who m/1 __?__ HOLLINGSWORTH about 1812 andlived in Grainger county; m/2 William PARKER 1824 & m/3 Joseph BEELER1834 in Grainger; m/4 Valentine PHELPS/FULPS 1851 in Claiborne andwas neighbor to Henry SOARD in 1860 census. After Valentine died in1860's, Anna moved back to Grainger to live with her son WilliamHOLLINGSWORTH and was recorded in his household in 1870 census.Henry SOARD m/1 Malinda TAYLOR abt 1832, m/2 Mary Jane ROGERS ofGrainger county 1842.
Richard Soard
Submitted on Sat Jan 8 19:45:06 MST 2000


Am looking for any information concerning the family of RichardATTEY, his first wife Margarite and their son William born 1865; alsoRichard's second wife Martha Catherine SHORT and their son JohnE.born 1892.
Nancy Attey -- 831 Slippery Rock Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025
Submitted on Fri Jan 7 18:26:42 MST 2000


Looking for descendants of Robert Lee DAVIS and Mimi JONES ofClaiborne co Tennessee.Need parents and siblings for Robert Lee DAVIS.
Submit ted on Fri Jan 7 07:12:32 MST 2000


I am researching the family of William Harris b.1832 Hawkins CountyTN and his wife Suzannah Thomas Harris b 1833 VA. She is thedaughter of George Slater Thomas and Catherine Ingles. I am wantingto find any information I can about this family. I do have a list ofall the children and who they married. I would like any personalaccounts of their lives also interested in finding documentation asto who were the parents of my gg grandfather William Harris. I am adescendent through their son William Henry Harris. Also anything onthe George Slater Thomas family.
Submitted on Wed Jan 5 21:25:25 MST 2000


I'm looking for any info on the Bowlin (addtl spellings) family whois reported to have left Clay Co., KY in early and/or mid 1800s andmigrated to Hawkins Co.,TN and Lee Co., VA. Emanuel Bolin (?_?),William Bolin (1813-1883 in KY?) and w.#1 Nancy (?_?), and w.#2Elizabeth Waters (1831-1904), and sons Blevins Bolin (1855-1932), Eli(1865-1929), Frank (?_?), Jeff (1869-1959) and others. I've beenunable to find any records of the above in Clay Co., KY. Any infogreatly appreciated.
David Bolin
Submitted on Tue Jan 4 14:33:21 MST 2000


SHAW, David HarveI am looking for information on this ancestor. I known he came fromireland in the late 1700's, and settled in the Tazewell area. Anyinfo would be appreciated.
casey m
Submitted on Tue Jan 4 08:04:17 MST 2000


Laura GIBSON was married to Alexander POTEETE 1879 in Claiborne Co. I have been given info that she is buried in the YOAKUM ChapelCemetery in Claiborne Co, TN. Does anyone have access to the recordsfor this cemetery. Where is the cemetery located? I am looking fora date for Laura's death? Is there a stone? The info I receivedstated that her last child was born 1887. Laura would only have beenage 26 when her last child was born. Was she buried under the namePOTEETE or GIBSON?Any info would be appreciated, especially from someone in that area. Does anyone know what happened to her husband Alex Poteete? Thankyou.
The McGuires
Submitted on Mon Jan 3 06:22:40 MST 2000


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