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Claiborne County, Tennessee
January and February, 2000
PARENTS OF MARY MILLER BORN 1771 D1873 IN BUCHANAN CO MO.MARRIED TO
WILLIAM GIDDENS .
Submitted on Thu Feb 10
17:15:48 MST 2000
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.
Submitted on Thu Feb
10 09:41:44 MST 2000
Dr. Jacob SMILEY
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!
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.
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 -- 1421 Falke Dr. , Dayton, OH
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,
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.
Submitted on Mon Jan 31
15:09:57 MST 2000
harvey lingar was
born in claborne co. tn. 1850his father was john
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 75 Plainview
Dr., Rock Island, Tn3858l
Glenda S. Young -- 75
Plainview Dr., Rock Island, TN
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
Rosczuk -- 6798 Lakota Pointe Lane, Liberty Township, OH
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
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,
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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"
Submitted on Wed Jan 19
21:11:45 MST 2000
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
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
Sherry Brooks --
618 Porter Rd., Sadieville, KY
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.
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
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
Submitted on Mon Jan 10
15:25:15 MST 2000
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
Submitted on Mon Jan 10
13:58:50 MST 2000
looking for COOTS and
GOINS Claiborne Co. 1809
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submitted on Mon
Jan 3 06:22:40 MST 2000