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Claiborne County, Tennessee Queries
March and April, 2000


Where have all the HIPSHERs gone? Desperately seeking info on AngieHipsher (or HIPSHIRE). I have no dates, no spouse, no parents, nosiblings, and only a few of her several children. Children I have:Ike Hipsher, Lee Hipsher (died in 1930's or 1940's), Honey (married aLane), Jane Hipsher (b. 3/4/1881 d. 10/20/1953 married GeorgeWashington (Ballie) Greene). Jane is my mother's grandmother, andAngie is my mother's great-grandmother, so I know she existed. Thefamily just didn't talk about her much, so Mom doesn't know much ofanything about her except her name. Any scrap of info reallyappreciated!
Gail Thompson Rindler
Submitted on Sat Apr 29 22:04:11 MDT 2000


Any information on the William M ELY family of Claiborne county TNwould be most appreciated. Is he the same William M Ely aka MarkWilliam ELY of Lee Co VA, brother to Barton ELY?? wife MargaretWallin/Wallen. Is she the daughter of Elisha Wallin? They all appearin Warren county OH by 1850 census. Elisha by 1840. William born abt1780-95 time period. In 1850 census listed as:William ELY 61 farmer & shoemaker born VAMargaret 55 born KYCatharine 29 crippled born East TNMary 24 East TNJohn 21 East TNUnice 18 student East TNMargaret Balis 11 OHNathan 13 TNWm 9 OHAlso 1850 Census:Elisha W. Ely 23 shoemaker East TNLydia 19 wife OHAnn 5/12 OHUnice is Martha Unice my g-great grandmother. Married Bonham HarveyFOX removed after Civil war to Sedgwick county KS. Her brother Johnand wife Elizabeth Hitesman also went to KS. They lived on ajoiningfarms many years. All buried in KS.
Sue Ellen Ash
Submitted on Fri Apr 28 15:44:08 MDT 2000


I am searching for any information on Richard Goin from Claiborne Tn.dob around early 1800. He married Elizabeth (unknown) and had a sonnamed Martin Luther or Luther Martin Goin(s). Martin (or Luther) diedin 1914 in Hendricks Co. In.
Tommye J. Spears
Submitted on Thu Apr 27 08:51:26 MDT 2000


looking forancestors of joseph andrebecca(BOWLIN)EARLE,children,paul,ida,hattie,tom?born 10-10-1868died5 12 1952,father nathern mother liddie (HICKS).
priscilla runles
Submitted on Wed Apr 26 13:09:45 MDT 2000


SEEKING INFO about 4th & 5th gr-grandparents in Clairborne Co., TN. ANY help greatly appreciated as everything I am writing here is ALLthe info I have as I just discovered this line. GEORGE WASHINGTON FORD (b 1789 MD) married ELIZABETH CUPP (b 1792 TN)their dau. NANCY ANN FORD (b 1812 in Tazwell/Clairborne Co TN)married1831 in Clairborne Co TN RICHARD H. HARPER (b. Feb. 16, 1814Clairborne Co TN) RICHARD H. HARPER'S parents were JOHN C. HARPER &SARAH/SALLIE HURST. THE HARPERS eventually settled in Mercer Co. MO. IF YOU HAVE INFO about the CUPPS or the FORDS .. PLEASE contact me THANK YOU!
Connie McLain-Guldner
Submitted on Sun Apr 23 20:07:24 MDT 2000


Thomas ROSE m. Maggie Jane WINKLER in Tennesse Can you help me findthem?
Justine Gore
Submitted on Fri Apr 21 10:34:29 MDT 2000


I am looking for information on ROUSE's and BROGAN's.Some of theirnames are:Alvis Brogan married twice his parents were John andDoreas.Alvis and his 2nd wife had a daughter named Minerva she married HazeRouse.I have been told by a family member that Haze's mothers namewas Mary Rouse.Father unknown.Haze was given his mothers maidenname.The years that they were in Claiborne County was 1800's-1880's.Please help if you can.Thank you Becky
Becky Patrick -- Becky Patrick 3086 Montrose Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Submitted on Thu Apr 20 15:49:19 MDT 2000


I am trying to prove that Daniel Kellam and wife Rachel(CherokeeIndian) lived in Claiborne County, TN and that Daniel was the son ofJohn Gilbert Kellam who came to Tennessee from Rockbridge County,VA,around 1773 and from Accomack County, VA prior to that.
Richard Kellams -- 5403 Hearthstone Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027
Submitted on Wed Apr 19 14:51:11 MDT 2000


Looking for information about Gus (Guston, Auguston) Harrell/Herrellwho married Susan Hicks/Heck in Claiborne County TN in 1841. Ibelieve they are my GGG Grandparents. Any information would begreatly appreciated.
Jan Carpenter
Submitted on Tue Apr 18 22:43:24 MDT 2000


Looking for Information on PRESTON REED and MARTHA JACKSON REEDChildren areMartha REEDJIM REEDWILEY REEDTHOMAS REED PETE REEDBEN REED SHERMAN TAYLOR REED My great grandfather Wife Laura JeanPERRY REEDTennessee (Teny) ReedI have some information but could use some help on any of my familyThanks Fred
Fred TRipp -- 637 Cherry Lane, Pueblo , CO 81005
Submitted on Mon Apr 17 20:06:44 MDT 2000


Seeking any information on, CRUTCHFIELD's, of Claiborne Co. 1830 to1840.Thank you,
Jo Ann
Submitted on Mon Apr 17 13:10:06 MDT 2000


Abel LANHAM (LANGHAM)b Jul 1822, Claiborne Co, m Ann Killian, b ab1820 Claiborne Co, on 15 Feb 1846. May be my great-grandparents; cananyone help? Many thanks.
Margaret Graham Lester -- 993 W Bruton Rd #107, Mesquite, TX 75149
Submitted on Mon Apr 17 12:11:36 MDT 2000


Looking for information about Enoch Conley SIMMONS b. 3-27-1831 andmarried Martha DAVIS dau of Andrew DAVIS. I would like to know whenhe died and where he is buried. His wife is buried in the SIMMONScemetery. I also would like information on where he got his middlename. I also would like information on his g-father James SIMMONS b.1770-1780. When he died and where buried, his wife's name.
Kyle Simmons
Submitted on Mon Apr 17 10:49:10 MDT 2000


I'm looking for the ancestors of Valentine MYERS and his wife SarahJane/Jane WHITFIELD?, both born abt. 1832 in TN. They were listed onthe 1860 Census of Claiborne Co., TN, family 1383:
MYERS, Valuntine, 28, M, W, Farmer, b. TN
MYERS, Jane, 28, F, W, b. TN
MYERS, Rachael, 7, F, W, b. TN
MYERS, Simeon, 6, M, W, b. TN
MYERS, Lewis, 5, M, W, b. TN
MYERS, Mary, 3, F, W, b. TN
MYERS, Nelson, 1, M, W, b. TN
They had 6 more kids after 1860 (Martha, Vina, Minverva, Rhoda,Catherine, and James) and moved to IN by covered wagon in 1868,according to my grandmother's sister (the Martha Myers above is hergrandmother). She said that this Jane MYERS who is the mother in thisfamily is Sarah Jane WHITFIELD. I haven't been able to find anymarriage records for Valentine/Valuntine MYERS, so I can't verifyJane's maiden name. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Kelly Oliver
Submitted on Mon Apr 17 10:09:09 MDT 2000


I am researching the name JAMES WILLIAM GARFIELD LEE and hisancestors. He is my great grandfather. His father was Henry AndrewLee.Any help would be appreciative.ThanksSandra
Submitted on Mon Apr 17 08:21:40 MDT 2000


Looking for any info on Mary Elizabeth GREEN. She married John WELLS16 JUN 1856 in Claiborne County, TN. He was born abt 1838 inClaiborne County and she was born abt 1839 in TN. They had 6 knownchildren; Henly, Martha, Cordelia, William, James and Charles.Lookingfor death date possibly in Manning, TN.
Grace Ogden
Submitted on Sun Apr 16 09:30:57 MDT 2000


I am searching for information on George Washington LONGWORTH and hiswife Sara Anne COSBY. Sarah was born 12 Aug 1871 and died 25 May1948. This is all the information I have on the couple. Any helpwould be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Tracy Cadwell
Tracy Cadwell -- PSC 80 Box 21994 , APO, AP 96367
Submitted on Wed Apr 12 00:29:58 MDT 2000


Looking for information on Flora Amix England , married to HenleyEngland . She was buried in the Cave Springs Cemetary in 1957. Anyinfo on plots at Cave Springs would be appreciated. Can not findgrave. Any info on Henley or Flora Amix England would also beappreciated . They are my great grandparents. Mulungeon history??? MyDad was born in Hancock County, Tennesse.
Submitted on Tue Apr 11 17:58:24 MDT 2000


Am searching for any information on an Andrew H. Wright who married aLillan B. Pridemore in Claiborne Co Tn Lillian was born in Jan 1882,and was the daughter of Samuel Pridemore (bn 1852) and Rause EllenRimer(bn 1862) this is all the information I have
Richard Hufford
Submitted on Sun Apr 9 19:12:55 MDT 2000


Samuel ENGLISH b. abt 1770-1780 and wife, Polly MULLINS, b. abt1780's. Children: Robert, William, Samuel, Wiley, Charles,Elizabeth, Jane, Polly, John, Nancy and Rosanna. Daughter, Jane,born Claiborne Co. 1813. This family appears on the 1830 census inClaiborne Co.. Moved to Buchanon Co., Missouri in 1832. Samuel andseveral of the younger children died during move to Missouri. Polly had a sister, Nancy, who married Jasper Hopper and lived inBurke Co., NC before moving to Missouri. Their descendants have beenwell documented. These families eventually moved to California during Gold Rush years.Need all info on Samuel and Polly's parents.
Deborah Pirie
Submitted on Tue Apr 4 22:22:48 MDT 2000


I am researching my gg grandfather, William WHITEAKER (WHITAKER),born 1835 and died in 1909, who married Mary HATFIELD (1828-1904). They were married in 1851 in Claiborne County, TN. According to theinformation on his tombstone, he was a "member of IOR Oklahoma Tribe73." (I have a document where he paid dues to the "Internal Order ofRedmen" --which I'm assuming "IOR" on the tombstone stands for.) I'mlooking for information on either the tribe or organization, or anyother information that is available. He does not appear on the DAWESrolls.
Millie Cheatham
Submitted on Tue Apr 4 09:24:24 MDT 2000


I am looking for information on the Rogers Family. I would like tofind out the parents of William W. Rogers B: March 8, 1885 SpeedwellTenn.
Kay Sanders
Submitted on Mon Apr 3 22:39:36 MDT 2000


Searching for LOOPE's (LOOP) from Claiborne County, can be tracedback to VA and PA, origns in Germany LUPP
Chris Loope
Submitted on Mon Apr 3 19:40:11 MDT 2000


Looking for information on parents and siblings of Margaret LIFORDwho was born April 1855 or 1856 in Claiborne Co. Tennessee, and diedNovember 27, 1925 in Knox County Kentucky. She married James L TOWNSLEY 17, 1877 in Knox County Ky.
Submitted on Mon Apr 3 17:27:03 MDT 2000


Looking for information re: William WILLIS, thought to have been bornin TN ca. 1847. Later shows on KY 1870 and 1880 Census in BellCounty, KY. Married to Amanda (Mandy) Partin, b. ca. 1857. Children:Elizabeth(Betsy), Margaret Alice, Mary, Martin VanBuren Willis.
Joy Cornett
Submitted on Sun Apr 2 20:46:35 MDT 2000


looking for info on thomas henry b. approx 1828 in tn and wifeminerva b. approx 1830 in south carolina. thomas may have been partcherokee indian and possibly killed in kentucky.
Submitted on Sun Apr 2 13:43:56 MDT 2000


looking for any info on any SANDEFURs from Tazewell area.Mygrandfather was Charles (d.early 1960s) m. Navada Fultz & lived inStockwell,In.Also any info on SANDEFUR cem. on Lambert farm would behelpful.
jonna SANDEFUR Ruby
Submitted on Sun Apr 2 12:18:41 MDT 2000


Looking for relatives of James HURST, married Margaret ?. AbrahamCOLLINGSWORTH, married Mary or Mollie MINTON. Granville HODGES,married Margaret JENNINGS. Matilda HODGES, married ? CHEATUM. Melissa HODGES, married James CADLE. Laura Tennessee HODGES, marriedArch K. HURST. All from around Cumberland Gap or Tazewell.
Gene Blair
Submitted on Tue Mar 28 18:05:29 MST 2000


My grandparents, George W Johnson and Ella Green were married4-17-1902 but I have not been able to find a location of marriage.She was from Bell Co,Ky and he was from NC. They located in Wise Co,Va but I have not found a location of marriage. Could someone do alookup to see if they were married here. Thank you.
Gary Martin
Submitted on Tue Mar 28 08:10:43 MST 2000


Mary Spradling was the daughter of James and Sarah (Scott) Spradlingfrom Claiborne Co. She had a son James and later married a Mullinsand they are supposedly the parents of Hiram Elbridge Mullins b. abt.1813 d. 1857 m. Nancy Orcena Carpenter. Does anyone know the firstname of this Mullins? Please contact me by email.
Tita Tucker
Submitted on Mon Mar 27 10:08:11 MST 2000


Trying to find parents of millie Baird Broyles from campbell countymarried george david broyles lived in newcomb,tenn
martha Ann Broyles Snyder -- 117 hill drive n.e., abingdon, VA 24210
Submitted on Mon Mar 27 07:43:11 MST 2000


Looking for lost cousins! Decendents of Nathaniel H. Green. Hischildren were Hubert, born abt 1902, Otis,born abt. 1904, Helen bornabt. 1906and Ralphborn abt. 1909. They lived at Cumberland Gap and atone time ran the Cudjio Cavern Cave. Nathaniel was my grandfathersidentical twin brother. thanks
Benita Green Payne
Submitted on Mon Mar 27 06:16:37 MST 2000


Searching for info. on three LYNCH sisters and a brother who marriedthree MUNKIRE brothers and a sister. Malinda LYNCH m: RichardMUNKIRE.Rebecca LYNCH m: Wm. MUNKIRE. Isaac LYNCH m: Sarah J. MUNKIR, andMatilda LYNCH m: Redmond MUNKIRE. Redmond and Matilda were married inClairbourne Co. 1810.I believe Isaac and Sarah were alsomarried there. Redmond and Matilda MUNKIR and Isaac LYNCH and wifeSarah, moved to Clay and Jackson Co. Mo. and raised their families. Ineed any info. available on the LYNCH family.
Vivian Bales
Submitted on Sun Mar 26 18:32:24 MST 2000


Searching for any DOTSON, DODSON descendants in TN. Do you connectwith the DOTSON, DODSON line of Old VA? Any info will be appreciated.
Betty Dotson
Submitted on Sun Mar 26 18:24:42 MST 2000


I am looking for any information on Faulkners who lived in southwestVA (Wythe/Scott Co's) between 1790 and 1850. Some of theirdescendents may have moved to Claiborne Co. A David Falkner (andspouse Celia Grizzle) along with David's sister Mary Falkner (andspouse William Grizzle) moved to IN from Scott Co. VA c.1835. DavidFalkner had 21 children by two wives. After Celia died in 1856, Davidmarried Mary Clark in 1857 in IN. He and his family eventuallysettled in Brown Co. TX c.1881. If you are descended from, know who David's parents were, or haveother ancestral information on this family I would love to hear fromyou. Please email me at
Laban West
Submitted on Sun Mar 26 14:19:45 MST 2000


Am searching for death or burial record of William Patrick KELLY B.1820. One W. P. Kelly is listed on a web site in Union Cemetery inTazewell,TN. Email is returned undelivered to address listed on thatpage. How can I contact someone in that area to get information onthe person buried there with the name William Patrick Kelly? Thanksfor any way you can assist me.
Grace Penton
Submitted on Sat Mar 25 10:43:57 MST 2000


Seeking parentage of Christian (Christley) SOUDER (SOWDER) who diedin Washington County, Indiana in 1823. It is believed that hisparents were Jacob and Elizabeth (Newgen?) Sowder and that he had abrother Michael and a brother Adam who went to Claiborne County,TN.Also seeking dates of birth of these individuals.
Duane E. Lamers
Submitted on Sat Mar 18 21:58:42 MST 2000


Looking for information on Rice W. WHITAKER, born in Claiborne countyaround 1824. The family has history in the Cave Springs BabtistChurch. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Alsoany information on the Cave Springs Babtist Church, I would like tofind out if they have any records avialable. Thank You!
Tracy Cadwell -- PSC 80 Box 21994, APO, AP 96367
Submitted on Sat Mar 18 20:38:50 MST 2000


I am searching for a Margaret Mae Liford b. abt. 1855 in ClaiborneCo. I am searching for a Rachel Liford who may have been the sisterof Margaret. RAchel Liford may have had a connection to a Jack Blackfrom Claiborne Co. Margaret married James Lewis Townsley in 1877 inKnox County KY. I am looking for the parents of these two women. Iwas once told that Margaret often went by the name of Brown-this mayhave been her grandparents. Any help would be appreciated.
Teresa Townsley Corey
Submitted on Sat Mar 18 19:20:19 MST 2000


Has anyone connections to the following Hurst family of ClaiborneCo.Tn? Listed on Poll Tax of 1850:William Hurst Sr&Jr, Simpson Hurst, Henley Hurst Sr&Jr, James M.Hurst, Kenuail Hurst, WILSON HURST, Azariah Hurst, Thomas Hurst,heirsPryor & Mrs.Sally Hurst.Also: 1852-1855 WILSON HURST is listed between Henly & Azariah.Also: 1856: WILSON HURST listed between Harmon & Pryor Hurst Jr.Need help finding Wilson Hurst's parents and siblingsThanksBetty
Submitted on Sat Mar 18 17:43:38 MST 2000


I am looking for the parents to Martha Jane Miracle Simmons b.October 18, 1889, died May 12, 1956 in Claiborne Co., TN. She wasmarried to Leornard Simmons had seven girls and two boys. She wasmember of the Simmons Chapel Primitive Baptist Church.Thanks for any help.Barbara Turner
Barbara Turner -- 717 Hamburg Ave. , St. Joseph, MO 64505
Submitted on Wed Mar 15 19:02:44 MST 2000


I'm Reaching the rose family history and would like to have any infoon Tom LANKFORD and a Minerva GULLEY about 1830-1850, ClaiborneCounty, Tennessee.thanks,Ron RoseCinti, Ohio
Ronald Rose
Submitted on Tue Mar 14 11:56:13 MST 2000


Wilson Hurst, b:VA Abt.1821. He married Lucindy McBee Claiborne Co.Tn1840. Lucindy supposedly daughter of Samuel McBee and Ann Hamilton.Wilson and Lucindy had the following known childre:Wilson Jr. b:1859 Claiborne Co.TnLouisa b:abt.1844Martha Ellen b:abt.1847 Knox.Co.KYLucinda b:abt.1856Isaac b:abt.1859 TnWilliam H.b:abt.1847Also listed on marriage page under Wilson and Lucinda's marriage isthe marriage of Pryor L. Hurst to Rebecca McBee.Any information on these Hurst's would be appreciated. Also, anyinformation on who Wilson Hurst's siblings or parents were.Thanks, would like to find this missing link to Hurst's of ClaiborneCo. and VA
Submitted on Sun Mar 12 13:28:53 MST 2000


I am looking HAMLIN Cemetary in Valley Creek, Claiborne Co., Tenn.Please send location and directions to you.
J. Gilbert
Submitted on Sun Mar 12 06:52:47 MST 2000


Does anyone know where in NC did most of the families come from whosettled in Claiborne or Granger? I am looking for the father ofWilliam CAPPS Sr., plus his wife and mother. Any help will beappreciated.
Donna Capps Wickham
Submitted on Sat Mar 11 14:14:19 MST 2000


HELP,I have been doing research on the Ellison line beginning with JohnMcAllister from Scotland all the way to the Ellison's of Tennessee.and James Sr. and his three sons James Jr. Robert and Berry fromSouth Carolina. Long story short my husband just erased EVERYTHINGon our computer with out saving ANY of my research. I'm back toground ZERO please help if you have any information at all.
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 18:29:46 MST 2000


I am looking for information on the HURST FAMILY of Claiborne Co. TN.I'm looking for parents of Wilson Hurst. Wilson was listed onClaiborne Co. Poll/Tax Lists that were available from 1850-1873.Appears District 8. In District 8, 1850 the Hurst's listed were:William Hurst, Jr.&Sr., Simpson, Henly Hurst Jr.& Sr. , James M.Hurst, Kanuail Hurst, Wilson Hurst, Azariah Hurst, Thomas Hurstheirs,and Mrs. Sally Hurst. Anyone having information on if these peopleare all related I would appreciate hearing from you. I'm stumped whenit comes to who the parents, and siblings of Wilson Hurst are.Thanks
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 17:55:31 MST 2000


I am looking for parents of Ransom Cupp born Oct 19 1817 TazewellClairborn City Tn.
Dannie Armstrong -- 3360 Newton Tomlinson Rd , Warren, OH 44481
Submitted on Sun Mar 5 11:22:04 MST 2000


My great grandfather was full blood Cherokee. His name was JackBryant. He married a woman whose last name was Shelton from GraingerCounty. Her parents' name was Anderson and Mary Shelton. They had adaughter named Lizzie Lee Bryant born in Beech Grove ( Lake City,TN-Coal Creek) on 11-12-1892 and died on 9-4-67. Lizzies married namewas Wilson. Jack and his son Hugh Bryant moved to Texas after Lizziewas born and his wife died. Lizzie was raised in Grainger Countyeither living with her grandparents the Sheltons or cousins named theEmmitts. Any information would be so appreciated. Thank you.
Mourningdove1@cs. com
Submitted on Fri Mar 3 18:20:29 MST 2000



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