Clay County, Tennessee Queries

Archived Queries - January 2002 - December 2003

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I would like any available information on Nora Johnson. She received a teaching contract 4-27-1896 at Foxsprings, as a teacher for school #1.
K. Christopher-Gaston
Submitted on Sat Dec 20 14:45:33 MST 2003


am searching for information on POLLY BROWN listed in the 1850 census as head of house hold and with her were several children JESS, SIBBY, MARTHA NANCY, AMANDA and JANE who were 6 yold twins at the time, another was SAMUEL who was my GG he married ADELINE MASTERS and settled in the Arcot Community. Any inf would be appreciated. Thanks Jean
Submitted on Thu Dec 18 15:02:59 MST 2003


In 1910 Clay Co.,TN Census Martin MORROW AGE 64 AND Martha MORROW Age 36 with children Dora A, Bud, Mary E, Mattie B., Sarah E., William C., & Hugh L. are listed with William BURCHETT and Ida living next door. Can anyone tell me if Martha MORROW's maiden name was Burchett? I think Martin may be a son of Joshua and Nancy MORROW from Wayne Co., KY. Any help will be apppreciated.
Steve & Nancy Weston
Submitted on Sun Dec 14 20:18:09 MST 2003


Does anyone have any information on Emily Lackey? I believe she died approx 1905 and buried in Clay Co. but where? Thanks Donna
Donna Nevans
Submitted on Tue Dec 9 16:02:31 MST 2003


I' searching for information on Smith ROBERTS of the Mt. Vernon community of Clay County. He was married to Mary CHERRY. His parents are possibly Carrol ROBERTS and Martha WHITAKER.
Michelle Hedges
Submitted on Sun Dec 7 14:01:11 MST 2003


Looking for information on William Scott listed in the 1850 Overton Co census 44 years old.also looking for William Ashlock 33 wife Therse 29 in the 1850 Overton Co.Census.daughter Sarah Elizabeth 12 may have married Jessee Sherrell by 1860. looking for M.C.Speer listed in the 1850 Cumberland Co.Ky census. Also looking for William Hogan and Daniel Hogan listed in the 1850 Overton Co.census. Jessee Sherrell's first wife was Thursy Nancy Dalton?Galton. I am looking for a connection of these families to the Galton/Gaulton family of Cumberland Co.Ky and Overton Co.Tn. A 1853 Cumberland Co.Ky Civil Court document list these families in the same civil case.
Cleston Conner
Submitted on Tue Nov 25 14:00:11 MST 2003


Submitted on Thu Nov 20 01:16:52 MST 2003


Looking for anyone who may have information of the following Hayesí: Alton, Milton G. 03/02/1862 ñ 04/26/1936, Thomas L. Feb. 1884, Dulcina Nov. 1888, Hannibal H. Mar. 1892, Pearl D. Mar. 1892, George B. 12/17/1894 ñ 12/24/1950, William H. 05/31/1898 ñ 05/03/1964. George B. was married twice, First to Tivie Brown and had a son named Robert Lee in April 1914, not sure of the second wife. All of the info I have came only from the 1900 Clay Co. Census. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Sat Nov 8 11:24:49 MST 2003


william stanton HEAD's marriage to sarah WALKER in 1865. sarah WALKER'S parents including maiden name of her mother.
Crystle Johnson
Submitted on Mon Nov 3 09:44:50 MST 2003


I'm looking for information on Thomas Fleming Stewart, born in Willow Grove, TN in 1851. His parents were Gibson Stewart and Elizabeth (Moore) Stewart. They moved to Willow Grove sometime in 1850 or 1851. Any records or information would be greatly apppreciated.
Tina Stewart
Submitted on Sun Nov 2 23:18:37 MST 2003


MORROW , My great grandfather John Morrow and great grandmother, Eliza, are buried in the Odle Cemetery in Clay County, near Moss, Tn. Would like any information from anyone who may have any records of where their graves are located in the cemetery or where these records may be obtained if they are available.
Margaret Brewer
Submitted on Fri Oct 31 21:22:13 MST 2003


I am searching for James M Springer born Sept 28,1857 in Tn,county not known,died March 21,1910 Haskell County Oklahoma.Father and Mother unknown.He married Mary Ann Carr Feb 18,1877 in Sebastion County Ark.Children, L.R born 1879..Ark Ida born Apr 1882 Ark Gordon O born 1883 Ark Robert M born 1890 Ark Does anyone know this family.Thanks.
Martie Turner
Submitted on Sat Oct 25 22:42:18 MDT 2003


This is a correction to previous query. Clay Co., TN census shows John E. Morrow, wife Eliza and stepdaughters should read Eliza and Nancy Walden, not Walters. Children Alpha Morrow m. Martha Baker; Alfred m. Mary Gossage; Alma m. James Weston, her mother's maiden name is unknown; Alice, no other information. Sorry for the misprint.
N. Weston
Submitted on Tue Oct 21 15:26:09 MDT 2003


John E. MORROW and wife Eliza listed in 1880 Census of Clay Co., TN with Step-daughters Nancy & Eliza WALTERS, Children: Alpha, Alfred, Alice and Alma. Found in 1870 census in Wayne Co, TN with wife Geneva and Step-daughters. Daughter Alma is Alma Elizabeth (Lizzie) Morrow who married James WESTON. Her Mother's maiden name believed to be ALLEN. John Weston believed to have fought in Civil War. Does anyone have information about anyone in this family? Any help will be appreciated.
N. Weston
Submitted on Fri Oct 10 11:09:46 MDT 2003


Looking for information on Sophronia ?, married to ? SMITH sometime between 1835-1850 in Smith county, TN or surrounding counties. This couple had 2 children, John Lafayette and Mary. Sophronia's husband died sometime before 1850 and she remarried a Charles DUVALL in 1853 in Smith county, TN. John and Mary took the Duvall surname. Charles and Sophronia had several other children including James, Martha, Alexander, and Bethel. I believe that Mary married a Robert VADEN in Smith county. John married a widow by the name of Sarah "Sallie" Virginia NEELEY in Smith county. Charles died in 1863 in Smith county. Many of the family members moved to Madison county Arkansas years later. Any information about any of these individuals is appreciated.
Robin Baker
Submitted on Thu Oct 9 12:45:42 MDT 2003


Need information on the Jeremiah Stone, buried in Odle Cemetery near Moss, TN., no dates, but served with the 22nd MO. Infantry, Co. D.
Joyce Stover
Submitted on Wed Oct 8 06:26:28 MDT 2003


I need help finding the family of Nancy Eleanor Keen, who married Thomas Jefferson Cullom in 1864 in the home of the bride's mother, Angelina Davis Keen, in Willow Grove, Tennessee. Thomas Jefferson Cullom's parents were Edward Northcraft Cullom and Hannah Alexander,who were born in Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky.
Prudence Kemp
Submitted on Mon Oct 6 21:12:02 MDT 2003


George Bethel Pitcock (b.11/20/1874)(d.10/26/1957)He was married to Mary Elizabeth Philpot (b.06/17/1877)(d.03/24/1930).They married in Jackson County,TN on 02/05/1899.He also married Rillie Boles they had no children and she is buried at Turkey Town Cem. in Clay Co.TN. Bethel and Mary are buried at Old Maxwell Chapel in Hilham,TN. George B. listed in 1880 Monroe Co,KY census,1900-1930 Clay Co., TN census in 1930 he was living with daughter Flora Mae Pitcock Carwyle.(Dist. 3, Dwelling 123.)Children of Bethel and Mary:Flora Mae and Otis Clyde(b.09/08/1903d.01/31/1993)married Eula Mabrey(b.09/11/1905d.01/1981) I need Mary Elizabeth Philpot's parents, and Eula Mabrey's parents.Any other info would be a plus THANKS Diana
Submitted on Thu Sep 25 11:52:48 MDT 2003


Searching for any information for James C Daniel, Dicy Daniel, Nancy T1850 and 1860, moved to Kentucky was there 1870 but back in Clay County, Tennessee 1880. All of these persons may have been buried in Clay County, Tennessee. Thanks, Jeanetta Gardner
jeanetta gardner -- 706 webbview drive, collierville, TN 38017
Submitted on Mon Sep 22 08:51:35 MDT 2003


Does anyone have a connection to Joel Rich born about 1869 TN father James F. Rich mother Elisabeth
kathy shirley
Submitted on Sun Sep 21 12:40:45 MDT 2003


Looking for info on Joseph Rich(b.1843/1844) and Nancy Green(b.1846) Alfred Rich(b.1811)and Nancy Bowman (b1808) Otis Pitcock(b.1903) and Eula Mabrey (b.1905) Amos Mabrey
Submitted on Mon Sep 15 11:39:44 MDT 2003


Looking for family tree info. In particular, Velar Killman of TN (born 6/30/1895 & died in Nashville). Her parents were Henry Killman of Clay Co, TN and Martha Ashlock per Social Security Application. thx
Linda M. Scurlock Ruiz -- PO Box 81749, San Diego, CA 92138-1749
Submitted on Sat Sep 13 23:03:03 MDT 2003


Desperately looking for information on Richard Matthews born August 28, 1861 or Nancy C. (Murray) Matthews born March 23, 1859
P Dowell
Submitted on Tue Sep 9 18:40:36 MDT 2003


MAARTH HEARD, married HARDEN W.SMITH 1840,purchased farm in 1843.Witnessed by WILLIAM C.HEARD & JAMES HEARD. WILLIAM & JESSE HEARDcame to Overton in 1825Other Heards WILLIAM HEARD jR.& JOHN HEARD .Looking for Marthasparents. Overton County Area after 1818became Clay 1870.
Horace Smith -- 8404 South Country Club Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Submitted on Tue Sep 9 15:52:05 MDT 2003


Can anyone please send me the address of the Kirk-Morgan Cemetery, I think it is in Celina Tennessee, on Weavers Bottom Road. Thanks
Submitted on Sat Sep 6 20:36:24 MDT 2003


Searching for a marriage record in Clay Co., Tenn. Groom; Perry A. JOHNSON, b. abt. 1850 in Ky. Bride; Sarah E. DECKER, b. 1854 in Wayne Co.,Ky. Married abt. 1872. Could have crossed Tenn boarder to marry. No record in Wayne or surrounding Ky counties. Would be grateful for any leads.
Cathy Hokanson
Submitted on Sat Sep 6 09:58:03 MDT 2003


I'm looking for information on JOHN WILLIAM GREEN (born around 1868) I would like to know about his ancestors. He was the father of Arthur Granville Green, Miranda Green (Witcher), Morris Green, Sally Green , Rosie Green, Dewey Green, Cleo Green (meador), and Grace Green (knight) Also, any information on his wife Nellie Creviston. I know that they lived in Hermitage Springs Tn from at least 1920's until their deaths. Also looking for pictures of John William Green's old Store building in Hermitage springs (not the brick building that was first a bank and then A.G. Green's General Store)
Jan Green West
Submitted on Fri Sep 5 22:37:40 MDT 2003


Have reason to believe that this is my Smith line. A William G Smith was married to Martha Hammonds, who I traced to Tennessee. My grandfather Robert Milliken Smith was born in Kentucky and moved to to the Oklahoma territory in late 1890's. Martha Hammonds came with my grandfather and is buried in White Cementary Hunter Oklahoma. Please contact me if you have any possible connection to Eleazer or William G Smith.
John L Smith -- P O Box 451304, Grove, OK 74345
Submitted on Wed Sep 3 12:16:38 MDT 2003


Seeking information about the family history of John A. PRICE (1847-1926) and wife Melinda (PIERCE?) (1845-1913). Lived and are buried in Shady Valley, Johnson Co. J.A.PRICE was in TN Cavalry 13th Regiment Co. D. Children were Alice (SEVIER), Ann (SHOUN), Della Rae (FAIR), Ollie and Smith. Della Rae (PRICE) FAIR was my Great Grandmother. Would appreciate any information- thanks!
Pam Fair
Submitted on Tue Sep 2 20:52:36 MDT 2003


Am interested in the WILBORN family of Clay County, TN. 1870-80's Robert and Docia with children Erastus, Kurah, Robert E., Ernest, Maggie (my gr.grandmother), Darla May and Monte. Maggie wed Jas. Howard Rawding (1897(?)son named Robert, Monte married a MAYNARD(children Hoy, Willie and Robbi. Erastus had daughter Lilly(mother unknown) who married a Jonathon Smith. Please make contact if this family is familiar to anyone.
Susie Rand
Submitted on Sun Aug 31 10:17:16 MDT 2003


Looking for info on my Kirk family that lived on or near Butler's Landing. Also looking for info on why my gg grandfather, Stephen S. Kirk and his twin, George M. Kirk where left with the Tinsley family (as it appears on the 1860's census) when they were 18, while the rest of the family moved to MO. Why didn't the twins stay with their uncle, Stephen S. Kirk, and his family who are living on Butler's Landing in 1860?
Jean Kirk Kuczka
Submitted on Thu Aug 21 20:43:24 MDT 2003


Clay Co. 1873-1878..Looking for any information on these people, Andrew FULTON married Mary Ann MELTON 8/Sep/1873 ~ R. FULTON married Rachel MILTON(MELTON) 6/Sep/1873 ~ Robert MILTON(MELTON) married Mollie FULTON 20/sep/1878 ~ Possibly William (FULTON) FUSTON married Texas SLOAN 7/sep/1878 info greatly appreciated!! Thanks inadvance
Submitted on Sun Aug 10 10:49:34 MDT 2003


looking for more information on my ancestors J.B. (John B.) Bailey and wife Sallie C. Bailey who owned a farm in clay county Tennessee near Mill Creek near intersection of HWY 53.They raised 5 sons,Jim,Fred,Barton and Lu and Jack. J.B. was my great uncle's son nad I would like to get in touch with anyone having more info and pictures of my family.J.B. is buried in the Mayfield-Dale-Bailey cemetery on 08-07-1955 and was 80 yrs old. Thanks for all assistance
talley bailey -- 988 reynolds road, chepachet, RI 02814
Submitted on Sun Aug 10 04:58:41 MDT 2003


looking for more information on John Bennet Bailey who I believed was the son of C.H. Bailey and Martha Butler Bailey. Martha was the daughter of L B Butler and Elizabeth Dale Butler. J. Ben Bailey (John Bennet Bailey) is buriedin he Mayfield-Dale-Bailey Cemetery north of Mill Creek on his farm. Would like to find picture of this Bailey family as I have all of C H Bailey's brothers and sister picture. J.Ben Bailey died in aug 7 1955.
talley Bailey -- 988 reynolds Road, chepachet, RI 02814
Submitted on Sat Aug 9 06:56:43 MDT 2003


Looking for family of Nancy PARKER,HARRIS. She was born in 1842.She married William Albert Harris (born 1842). Had Elzina, 1863, Martin Van Buren,1871, Mary,1872,William,1874, James Harris,1876, John,1880.It is said that Nancy was half-Cherokee. Also looking for relations of William Albert Harris before 1842.
Beegee Pickering -- 1312 Second Street / Tioga Community, Pineville, LA 71360
Submitted on Fri Aug 1 20:33:11 MDT 2003


Looking for any information on a Bengimin Davidson, age 22, listed on the 1880 Clay Co., TN census in District 9. He is listed under the household of Wiillim B. Davis, wife Lucinda Davis. This Bengimin may be a lost cousin of mine. Thanks.
Robby Davidson
Submitted on Thu Jul 31 17:59:58 MDT 2003


I need help tracing the parents of Nancy Eleanor Keen, who married Thomas Jefferson Cullom in 1864 in Willow Grove, Tennessee. I think Nancy Eleanor Keen's mother was Angelina Davis. The Cullom family owned land near Livingston and Monroe, Tennessee. Nancy is my great-grandmother. She and her husband spent their last years in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Thank you!
Prudence Kemp
Submitted on Tue Jul 29 19:15:58 MDT 2003


Any information about Charlie WILLIS, Union Army from Kentucky, died/buried in Chatanooga 1863, lived at one time in Willis bottom on Obey River, Clay Cty, TN, now covered by Dale Hollow Lake.
Charles Scott
Submitted on Sat Jul 26 15:15:08 MDT 2003


1880 Census lists Robert, Dochia & children Erastus, Kurah, Robert E, Ernest, Maggie(my gr.grandmother),Darla May and Montie. Maggie married a Jas. Howard Rawding abt. 1897-98 and Montie married a Willie Maynard of Livingston with children Hoy, Willie and Robbie. Is this family familiar to any one? Please make contact, I want to know more about my family.
Susie Rand
Submitted on Thu Jul 24 19:04:15 MDT 2003


According to family lore, a Leanne Butler Dale, was hung by the North during the Civil War, for giving aid and comfort to men from the Southern Army. She was married to William Jackson Dale who died in that War. If there is a record of her Story anywhere I would love to have it.
Joyce Peterman
Submitted on Tue Jul 15 14:43:29 MDT 2003


My grandfather John Earl Eads was born Nov., 25 1897 in Clay Co., suppose to have been the son of James and Sally Eads. James died when John was 1 year old and Sally died when he was 13 or 15 years old and he was taken to OK by and aunt and he ran away and came back to Monterey TN. and he married my grandmother Mattie Frances Buckner. He never tool Mattie to Celina and never told her much about his family only his dad had been married 6 times and John was the last child James had and there were 20 something children with the six marriages. James and Sally was suppose to have been buried where Dale Hollow Lake is now and was moved to another cemeterey when the lake was being built. I have info on John's children he and Mattie had 2 sons and 3 daughters. I have all of their dates and marriages and their children. I have hit a brick wall and can't find out anything for sure who none of the family is. Any help greatly appreciated, and Thanks in Advance.
Wanda Eads Norrod
Submitted on Mon Jul 14 22:33:30 MDT 2003


I am looking for directions to St. John Cemetery, does any one know where this is located in Clay co. Tenn? Any help gretly appreciated!!
Submitted on Sun Jul 6 21:29:17 MDT 2003


Looking for Parents of Andrew, Willie and Logan SPEARS. Born 1901, 1904, & 1905...Willie and Logan married PENNINGTON'S.
Laurie Shirley
Submitted on Fri Jun 27 16:02:27 MDT 2003


Can anyone tell me where you can obtain death records prior to 1908 for Clay County? I am trying to find Emily Mills death record, she died in 1903 or 1905 in Clay Co. Thanks Donna
Donna Nevans
Submitted on Tue Jun 10 09:23:41 MDT 2003


im looking for information on my great grandfathers family . his name was charles perry davis . he was married to a sarah j percy in clay co. he was born in 1851 and died in lagrange mo in 1936. i also know he had a brother named ammon. any info would be appreciated . my e mail is thank you
keith jones
Submitted on Mon Jun 9 06:10:29 MDT 2003


I am posting some of the information I have found out since my last posting just in case anyone has further information or needs the info I do have. My great grandparents are Samuel Beechboard(son of George Washington Beachboard and Alice Saunders(she may be a Carmack) m. 1) Alivia Goolsby d/o William D. Goolsby and Sarah Jane McKerley(McCarley); Sam's 2nd marriage was to Cordia Alrie Goolsby d/o Tom Goolsby and Martha BOLES. Sam and Cordia are buried in the Flynn Cemetery in Jackson Co.,TN along with their son Willis Beechboard. Also George "Wash" Washington Beachboard and Alice Saunders are buried in the Flynn Cemetery in Jackson County, TN. My other great grandparents were Fowler Barnes(s/o Frank Johnny Barnes and Amanda "Mandy" LEE) and Lillie K. Suttles(d/o Phillip "Tobe" Edward SUTTLES(SETTLES) and Nancy Greenwood. Other great grandparents was Doxie Lee Hammock(s/o Jeff D. Hammock and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Stallins) and Avie Stacy(d/o Hiram Mote Stacy*(Stacey)* and Harriet Carmack). Also my o
Submitted on Sat Jun 7 01:42:22 MDT 2003


My GGGrandfather was Cesley (Bryant) Tipton. He is in some records as Bryant Tipton. He was born in AL. but came to Tennessee. He was born in 1828 and died 1898. He married Louisa (Luiza) Patrick 1829 -1898. They had the following children:

Mary Susan (Baker) Tipton,
George Washington Tipton,
Florence Tipton,
Alphonzo Hiram Tipton,
Robert (Root)Lee Tipton,
Walter B. Tipton.

Hiram was my GGrandFather. He lived in Monroe County KY and also the Red Boiling Springs area in TN. If anyone has any information I would love to share notes.
Pam Young
Submitted on Sat May 31 05:55:39 MDT 2003


I am Looking for any information on Joshua C. KIRK. He was born in 1847 in Jackson Co. He was still living in 1900 in Clay County. Married Nancy (?). When he died, when he married? Is he buried in the KIRK-BROWN cemetery on Dry Fork Creek? Did he own the "OLD JOSH KIRK PLACE"? Which Stephen KIRK was his father, 1860 Jackson Co. census married to Milly, or 1850 Overton Co. census married to Mary? Was he in the Civil War?
Sharon Kirk Wilkening
Submitted on Fri May 30 12:22:40 MDT 2003


Hi there! I'm looking for any info on Lucy B. Jones-Cherry. Orginally from White county moved to Clay County probably in the late 1860's. Searching for her first spouse,medical info needed. He was the father of her three children.He would be my gggrandfather.Lucy later in 1878 married Luke Cherry. thank you Thanks again, Cheryl
Cheryl Jones-Vannoy -- 6242 Eastridge Drive #102, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Submitted on Mon May 19 21:03:28 MDT 2003


Am still looking for any decendants/information of Tine Smith. E-mail address has changed from to
Kathy Stafford
Submitted on Sun May 18 19:59:06 MDT 2003


Could someone tell me the Address for the Clay County Courthouse I Plan on coming to Clay Co In June and really need the Address and town so I can get a map Thank you for any help you can give me
Becky Beegle
Submitted on Tue May 13 18:03:04 MDT 2003


My father, Drury Perkins Allen, always told us that he was born in Smith County, around Miles Cross Roads and Defeated Creek, but I believe they are in Clay County and I found his family on the Clay County Census of 1910. I have, however, found his family in earlier census' in Smith County. He also said that his father, Drury Cornwell Allen owned a "general merchandise" store at Miles Cross Roads. Does anyone have any information regarding this store or the Allen family around the turn of the century, perhaps up until 1910, or so?
Diane Parks
Submitted on Mon Apr 28 18:35:02 MDT 2003


Can anyone please see if they can locate a cemetery record for: BRADLEY, Permelia ( Perlina ) b 1843 died 1909 in Clay CO TN Thank you
Rochelle Phillips
Submitted on Sun Apr 27 13:59:52 MDT 2003


Looking for all descendents of Bailey Butler 1779-1842 to attend Butler family reunion and historical marker dedication July 4, 2003 at Butlers Landing, TN. See my website for complete details:
Sandy Bauer -- 517 Whitetail Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026
Submitted on Thu Apr 24 14:04:17 MDT 2003


I am looking for any information on a Benton SMITH who may have been married to a Martha Belle MCBRIDE (she may have used the last name of FORTNER). They had at least one son named Alfred Milton SMITH born January 8, 1898 in Butler's Landing. I do know that Benton SMITH died and Martha Belle then married Jacob RAYBON. Alfred Milton then took on the last named of RAYBON. Martha Belle died in 1925 and is buried in Doc Hall/Waddle Cemetery in Butler's Landing. Any information on either Benton SMITH and Martha Belle MCBRIDE will greatly appreciated. Alfred Milton is my grandfather and he is buried in the Baltimore National Cemetery in Baltimore, MD.
Vivian Eicke -- 1128 W. Nolcrest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903-1042
Submitted on Tue Apr 8 14:50:09 MDT 2003


Looking for any information about James M. Harrison, b. around 1823 and d. around 1896. Wifes name unknown. Father was William Harrison, b. around 1800. Mothers name was Annie. Daughter Lydia Harrison, b. 1860 married Jacob Hedrick in Newport, Tennessee about 1880.
Jo Humber
Submitted on Fri Mar 28 17:54:51 MST 2003


looking for SHERROD relations.james andrew SHERROD,born nov.27,1946.has bro.kenneth allen SHERROD, born march 6,1948.have info.for genealogy research.i am grand dau. of james l. and sarah e. SHERROD. please contact asap. important!
frederica fox
Submitted on Fri Mar 28 09:55:17 MST 2003


i am looking for ANDREW FULTON that married mary ann melton in clay co on sept. 8 1873.any info greatly appreciated
Submitted on Tue Mar 25 20:34:17 MST 2003


I am searching for the family of Amon Carnahan. I know he resided in Clay County in 1930 and was born about 1904. I am a beginner, so I need all the help I can get.
Andrea Frey
Submitted on Mon Mar 24 21:40:29 MST 2003


I am searching for a tom stapleton who married either Molly or Gypsy Harris. He was probably born the last 20 years of the 1800's. Also looking for Newt Willis Harris. only know came from East Tenn so ignore county selected
Elizabeth Finchum
Submitted on Mon Mar 24 09:26:36 MST 2003


I am looking for a listing of Chowning's in Clay County, TN, as well as Overton County, TN, for 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. Where could I secure this information?
John E. Chowning -- 512 Fern Drive, Campbellsville, KY 42718
Submitted on Mon Mar 17 16:48:56 MST 2003


Seeking information on Mary Polly Black who was the wife of Evander Walker. I have a tenative birth year of 1830. Who were her parents and where did she come from? Any help will be ppreciated. Thanks.
Kathy Head Masters
Submitted on Fri Mar 14 17:21:09 MST 2003


Searching for parents and siblings of the following: Langford-Brown Cemetery, Clay Co., TN Jesse BROWN 14 July 1830 - 10 Jul 1906 Martha 6 Oct 1840 - nd, ssw Jesse Any info appreciated.
Jerald Brown
Submitted on Tue Mar 11 10:42:43 MST 2003


Submitted on Mon Mar 10 17:46:18 MST 2003


I am looking for the parents of Mary Queen HARDIN who married Henry Denney FROST in Clay Co,TN, 13 Sep 1872.
Janice McAlpine
Submitted on Sun Mar 9 19:46:25 MST 2003


looking for edmon reed davis from red boiling spring,tenn parents are carlie and lona [mccarter] davis his [b]9/21/1929 married to dean pedigo in ohio then to barbara bennett in indiana haven't seen since i was three
Submitted on Sun Mar 9 18:37:27 MST 2003


I am looking for Betty Atwell daughter of Nora Lee Sullivan & Dan Atwell. She would have been born in the 1930's and lived in Moss, Tennessee. Any information would be appreciated.
Margie Meadows Lewis -- P. O. Box 133, Livingston, TN 38570
Submitted on Sun Mar 9 15:11:11 MST 2003


I am seeking information about my great-great grandfather, Cephas Walker Lee, reportedly born in Clay County, TN on June 30, 1874. I do not know the names of either parent and his death certificate states "unknown". Any information or direction where to search would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your efforts.
Don Williams
Submitted on Mon Feb 24 15:55:10 MST 2003


Looking for any and all information on line. Most important: Clyde Albert ESTEP, mother: Martha (Mollie)CARDEN,Father: Harvey ESTEP. Married Myrtle Mae GOINS. Buried in Wise County Va., Big Stone. Looking for any info.
Submitted on Wed Feb 19 07:24:52 MST 2003


Looking for any information on a Surrilda Odle(known as Rilda Odle), born in TN about 1842, found in 1880 living in Monroe Co. KY, with infant daughter Ruth. Ruth married in 1896 in Clay Co. to Will Keen. Rilda had two other daughters Melissa (married Atchley) and Dora (married Key). Believed to have lived in Clay Co, Macon, or Sumner Co. later in life. Any information is very appreciated.
Submitted on Tue Jan 28 16:34:11 MST 2003


looking for informaton on Dr. Bobo he was killed in 1863 near Miles Cross Roads in Clay Co, Tn. by John Jackson Miles, I NEED TO KNOW WHERE HE IS BURIED or more information about the story behind his killing.
Tom Gordon
Submitted on Sun Jan 26 12:01:40 MST 2003


Seeking information on Sarah Walker who married Stanford Head in 1885. Is she the sister or the daughter of Van Walker? She is buried in the Kyle Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Any information would be appreciated.
Kathy Head Masters
Submitted on Wed Nov 20 19:32:40 MST 2002


I am looking for information on a Leven Savage, Revolutionary War Patriot from Surry Co., NC, who died in Hardeman/Clay co., TN. My husband is descendant of his son, John. Most of the family moved to IL and IA. Thank you!
Barbara McIntosh
Submitted on Wed Nov 20 16:21:50 MST 2002


Looking for information: William Duke Mullins.b.Aug 9.1832, Claiborne Parish, Terryville, LA. Married 1. Rebecca J. Wheelus.b. Mar 28, 1836 Maryweather Co., GA. 2. Amanda Euphamia Maysey, There are children from both marriages. Documented William Duke through 1880 Census as living in AR. He stated his father and mother were from TN. looking for he's father.
Submitted on Tue Nov 19 16:42:15 MST 2002


REELS My Grandma was Maude Lee Reels from Clay County. She married James Lackey and had 2 children by him. She later married my Grandpa,Galen Ellis Holman & moved to White County. She had a sister named Eva and possibly one named Mary. She had brothers named Ed, Millard, Rufus, & F. Reels. I'm told some are buried at Turkeytown Cemetary but don't have headstones for identity. Does anyone have any imformation on any of the Reels family. Anything would be appreciated. Thanks
Janice Dodson -- 410 Findlay Subdivision Road, Sparta, TN 38583
Submitted on Tue Nov 19 08:16:06 MST 2002


I am seeking information on Butler's Landing history, during the civil war. Also need information on merchants of the area. The merchant I am seeking is Ed L. Young. I do not have a date or any other information on the merchant.
Judy Hammock
Submitted on Mon Nov 11 07:10:26 MST 2002


I am a descendant of Abijah Dixon 1819-1878 and his wife Lucinda Willmore 1828-1905. Lucinda was born in Jackson County, daughter of Ensley Willmore and Mary "Polly" (McKinnis) Willmore. Abijah and Lucinda Dixon had children:

1. Mary Dixon b. 1849, married Robert Roddy
2. Martha Dixon 1850-1940, married Wesley H. Fishburn
3. Amanda Dixon 1852-1935, marred James Wesley Meador
4. Jane Angeline Dixon 1855-1930, married John Hayward Spivey
5. Lucinda Bevaline Dixon b. 1859, married Valentine Sadler
6. William Leroy Dixon 1862-1937, married Louetta "Etta" Russell
7. Frances "Fanny" A. Dixon b. 1864, married Henry Cropper
8. Nannie Salona "Lona" Dixon b. 1866, married Marlin G. Meador
9. Clara A. Dixon 1869-1896, married Alex G. Brandon

This family spent the majority of their lives in Macon County, Tennessee; however, a portion was spent in Jackson County, Tennessee, and Monroe County, Kentucky, and possibly Clay County, Tennessee. Does anyone know anything about this family or their descendant
Nathan Knight
Submitted on Thu Nov 7 09:16:01 MST 2002


Submitted on Fri Nov 1 06:34:28 MST 2002


any information on a "general mercantile" owned by my grandfather, Drury C. Allen, @ "Miles Cross Roads" in the early 1900's. My father was born in 1906 and his father died in 1917. I believe there was a partner named W.P. Cannon. They were found in the 1910 Census.
Diane A. Parks
Submitted on Fri Oct 25 17:37:27 MDT 2002


I am seeking information on George Roark, born in TN on 8/8/1881. He married Belle Davis, and had at least one son, Bert A. Roark, who married Enna Bray and died in KY on 1/25/1970. I believe he is brother to Maggie R. (Roark?), who married Charles L. Pedigo and then moved to Pulaski County Arkansas. Maggie's obituary lists survivors as her husband Charles Pedigo, her mother Belle Armor, two brother's Bert and Joseph Roark, and two sisters Ludie Davis and Mrs. Minnie Nanny. If you have any information on this George Roark which might help me piece together this family I would be greatly appreciative.
Theresa Harding
Submitted on Wed Oct 16 17:48:15 MDT 2002


Any information all names listed. James Sidney (better known as "Bob") Thompson B. Dec. 22, 1871 and D. Jan. 5, 1954. He ran a dry goods store on Pea Ridge in the 1920's and 1930's according to census records and family friends. He was born to Miss Patsy( could be Martha Patsy)Thompson. James was shown in the 1880 Clay County census living with grandparents, Joseph(79) and Susan A. Thomson(70).(note last name spelling difference) James married Emery(Emory) Jane Watson daughter of John Watson( mother unknown on death certificate) on Nov. 11, 1905 in Clay County. They had 4 children: Willie Elmer Thompson b. Sept. 6, 1906 d. April 24, 1981: Dudley D. Thompson b. June 2, 1908 and d. March 3, 1984: (Angie?) Pauline Thompson m. Ned Davis: and Marshall Woodrow Thompson b. March 28, 1916 d. July 31, 1981. Emery Jane died on Dec. 30, 1953 and James died 6 days later on Jan. 5, 1954. Emery's grandmother was believed to be Elizabeth Hawkins on her mother's side. Any info on any of this family is greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Wed Oct 16 12:43:02 MDT 2002


Seek information on George Washington Ford born March 16, 1884.Thanks in advance.
Submitted on Sat Oct 12 09:14:53 MDT 2002


Would like information on Elijah CLANCY who was born around 1822 and died around 1871. He was the husband of Hannah PLUMLEE and later Martha MOSS. His granddaughter was Barthona CLANCY who married Barlow MCLERRAN. Would like to know any information on any of the people listed in this query. Thank You
Submitted on Tue Oct 8 09:41:38 MDT 2002


Hello. I thought I would post what names I'm researching. Any connections, please let me know. I'll share what I have if you do the same!!! Here are some of the names I'm researching: *Sarah Richardson d/o Burnett & Rachel Richardson *Lucy Ann Beachboard m. William H. Burke *William Beachboard m. Mary E. McKerley(McCarley) *George Washington Beachboard m. Alice Sanders *Sam or Samuel Beechboard m.(1) Alvia(Alvie Goolsby) daughter of William and Jane Goolsby(2)Cordie Alrie Goolsby d/o Tom Goolsby and Martha Boles *Doxie or D.L. Hammock married Avie Stacy d/o Hiram Mote Stacy and Harriet Carmack -- their daughter Ova Hammock would have been my grandmother *John and Mandy Barnes -- Their son Fowler Barnes was my great grandfather *Joseph Lynn b. 1826 in Jackson County TN son of Asa Lynn Sr. b. 1777
Submitted on Mon Oct 7 05:17:10 MDT 2002


If you are searching for Davis ancestors come join our group at or suscribe at If you have any trouble with links please email me i'll send you a direct invite from the group please be sure to include email address and in heading put Davis Group.I will monitor it daily to keep out spammers and unwanted and negeative mail I hope this will be a pleasant place for you to search for your Davis ancestors.Hope you'll join us . Thank you, Tela Davis Holbrook owner /moderator
Submitted on Mon Oct 7 02:42:47 MDT 2002


According to minutes of the Barren River Association, there was at one time a church in Clay county called "Mars Hill." Is there anyone that any information on that church?
Andrew L. Hogue
Submitted on Thu Sep 26 13:10:15 MDT 2002


Looking For any Information on JAMES DILLARD POTTER born Feb 23, 1924
James D. Potter
Submitted on Wed Sep 25 10:16:12 MDT 2002


Looking for information on grandfather NEWTON HILL. Believed to have been born in TN around 1840s, and later moved to Alabama. He may have been called "Newt". Is said to have been part Cherokee. Any information will be appreciated.
Submitted on Thu Sep 19 18:56:30 MDT 2002


i am lookinng for any information on grisham line and ellis grisham and information on engene mccolgan who married may frisham
beth martin -- 325 e boxelder rd apt 203 gillette wy 82718 , gillette, WY 82718
Submitted on Wed Sep 18 22:07:18 MDT 2002


I am looking for any information on my grandparents THOMAS LEE NAPIER who married WILLIE VERA POTEET. he was born 1892 and resided in red boiling springs where they had ten children all born in clay county. WILLIE POTEET also was from the WHITLEY AND WHITE families. grandpa had several brothers and sisters eighteen in all i have been told, most of which were in celina tenn. i am trying to make a family tree i have alot of information as far back as ISSIAC AND ELIZABETH NAPIER born 1786 my great,great,great grandparents. also my great,great grandmother NANCY WEAVER is said to be cherokee indian married to WILLIAM ALEXANDER CALDWELL NAPIER. and would like to know for sure if information i have is all correct. i would appriciate any information on my family. thank you.
Submitted on Thu Sep 12 12:57:32 MDT 2002


I'm looking for information on my great grandfather Ely Rich which lived in Clay county. I don't have any information other than his name and one of his daughters name which was Mollie Florence Rich. Mollie Florence married William Henry Brown. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Vicky Swartz
Submitted on Fri Sep 6 08:05:57 MDT 2002


Correction on the May 28, 2002 query posted for this family. James S. Thompson's mother was not Elizabeth Hawkins she was his Grandmother. His mother was unmarried at the time of his birth and it is said that he was raised by another family. He retained his mother's last name of Thompson. His father was said to have been a traveling salesman. James also had 2 other children (Pauline whom I believe is married to a man by the last name of Scott; and also Willie E. Thompson who is also buried in the Thompson Webb cemetery. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. I do know that Willie has a Daughter still living in Celina by the name of Willodean Webb. Marshall was married to Ona Scott Thompson Poindexter (my grandmother) PLEASE HELP
Submitted on Tue Sep 3 19:36:38 MDT 2002


I recently obtained a death certificate for Sidney S. Davis, born 19 Aug., 1877, TN., died 13 Sept., 1947 in Burkesville, KY. His certificate says he was born in Keen's Bend, TN. and his parents were George Davis and Sara Maynord. Wells' history of Cumberland Co., KY. says George was the son of John. Where is Keen's Bend? Would love to hear from anyone researching Davis line of that area.
Joyce Stover
Submitted on Mon Sep 2 09:42:04 MDT 2002


Looking for information on W.C. DAVIS, Who as far as I can tell was known as Crawford. Lived in the Leonard community. Wife Sara KING, children, Frances, Marthy, Lafayette, Marshal, Catharin, Middleton D.(Who was my great grandfather) Geo Hamilton, and Malisie, All I have is according to the 1880 Clay co. census. Any help is appreciated. Mark A. Davis
Mark A. Davis -- 45 Goodnight Terr., Cave City, KY 42127
Submitted on Sun Sep 1 15:58:40 MDT 2002


My GR GR Granmpa James Elmer Patrick was born in Montgomery Co Virginia around 1840's married Nancy Ann Graham around 1860's got devorcied around 1870 and last info has him listed in 1870 as living in Tenn but can't find out any more after that record has it that him and Nancy where married in Hawkins co Tenn .Any info would be appreciated
Randy Hatch
Submitted on Mon Aug 26 20:33:26 MDT 2002


Researching family of TOBIAS MOREDOCK who married NANCY NEVANS/NEVINS. Thanks
doris williford
Submitted on Wed Aug 21 07:00:19 MDT 2002


Looking for any info on the Jones family Lucy B Jones-Cherry and her children and siblings.Snail mail me at Cheryl Jones Vannoy 6108 E. 11th st. Indpls.,In 46219I need to know if anyone knows Lucy's children father's name. Can't continue with search untill this is found.Maybe a Lackin?She is listed in Clay County,and Overton, also.Union Hill area.Earl Paul Jones (Poug) was my father.
Cheryl Jones-Vannoy
Submitted on Sat Aug 17 09:19:49 MDT 2002


I have always heard stories from my grandma about our family. These are a few names that I remeber being thrown around.George JARRETT and his wife Martha JARRETT who was a slave and used her slave name Moteka their son my great grandfather name was William Robert JARRETT I don't know if they had any other children. I do know that my great grand father was a teacher and was from Obion
Paula Jarrett
Submitted on Sat Aug 17 00:27:40 MDT 2002


I have recently learned that a Boy Scout troop in the Butlers Landing area of Clay Co Tenn. re built steps to the Thomas Butler Cemetery on HWY 53 at Baptist Ridge Road. My ancestors are buried their. Understand that the cemetery has head high weeds and currently rattlers guard the gates. Can someone help me find out the man of the troop and who I should contact to say thanks for their efforts. Appreciate assistance.
Talley Bailey -- 988 reynolds road, chepatchet, RI 02814
Submitted on Mon Aug 5 06:13:01 MDT 2002


Looking for information on the four slaves owned by Dr. Reuben Samuel(s), stepfather of Jesse James, just prior to the Civil War. Their names were Luke, Charley, Sam, and Roscoe. Need to know if they used the surname Samuel(s) and where they went after the war. Trying to determine if one of them was my ancestor.
Patricia Samuels
Submitted on Fri Aug 2 21:21:34 MDT 2002


I am looking for a Martha LYNN which is her maiden name that died in the 1940's. She is believed to be buried in Clay County, but could be Jackson County. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Tue Jul 30 12:10:33 MDT 2002


Hi! I would very much like to learn more about a Jane A. LAWSON who is in the 1900 Clay Co., TN census as follows: Clay Co., TN ED 3, 6th Civil District, Sheet 9 line 41: LAWSON, Jane A. Head W F Aug 1852 age-47 widowed 7 children, 7 living, TN TN TN read-yes, write-no, speak English-yes; rents house; no occupation given "", Nancy J. Daughter W F Sept. 1885 age-15 KY TN TN I'm desperate to find out what Jane's maiden name is, but am having trouble finding any further information on her. Does anyone have any knowledge of resources that I could use to find more on Jane Ann LAWSON, such as Polk Directories from around 1900, or tax lists for Clay Co. or Overton Co? She had 7 children, so there might be birth records. Also she shows herself as a widow, so somewhere there should be a record of her husband's death. Any suggestions? Thanks very much!!! Mary
Mary Henderson
Submitted on Tue Jul 30 10:59:57 MDT 2002


Looking for information on Thomas (Tom) GAINES, and his wife Mary Frances GENTRY. Tom and Mary are on the 1880 Clay CO. TN census, with two of their sons William and Ben. Would anyone know who Tom or Mary parents are.
Teena Cantrell -- Hc 82 Box 630, Atoka, OK 74525
Submitted on Mon Jul 29 22:24:02 MDT 2002


I am seeking information on a William Harvey(Harve)LYNN. On his death certificate it states a Martha LYNN as his mother, but no father is listed. Harve LYNN was born 8-07-1882. He is buried in the RICH-LYNN Cemetary in Tinsley Bottom. I would like to know which Martha LYNN was his mother.
Submitted on Fri Jul 26 08:36:57 MDT 2002


does anyone know of someone who lives near Mayfield-dale-Bailey cemetery on wet mill creek road in Clay county ancestor C.H. Bailey is buried their and need a picture of his stone.thanks. Talley Bailey
talley bailey -- 988 reynolds road, chepatchet, RI 02814
Submitted on Thu Jul 25 19:34:19 MDT 2002


ELIGAH WATSON CARR BN.1838 OR GEORGE WASHINGTON CARR BN 1868 I am looking for the carrs in my line . my grandfather g.w.carr said he was from clay county tnn. i am looking for any evidence of him or his father Eligah Watson Carr in clay county. i believe that they were in clay county prior to whitleyville tnn. please help if you can . thank you , BOB CARR
Submitted on Tue Jul 23 10:46:12 MDT 2002


Searching for the BROWN'S in the ARCOT area, first known one was SAMUEL BROWN and wife ADELINE. JAMES McHENRY BROWN and wife MARTHA JANE HARPE, whose mother was SARA/MARY ATCHLEY who married TILLMON "TILLY" HARP. My father was SAMUEL BROWN one of 10 or 12 children. Does anyone know who the father of the first SAMUEL BROWN was his mother was listed as POLLY on the 1850 census. Others in that family were JOHN BRECKENRIDGE BROWN, JESSE,MARTHA who married TILLY HARP after SARAH died. Hope someone can make a connection. Jean
Submitted on Fri Jul 12 19:15:18 MDT 2002


I have a picture of Hamilton Lane School 1912 the two Goad girls Ester and Ethel, Wondering whos girls they are, if any one knows please help me ,
Ethel Masters
Submitted on Fri Jul 12 17:19:29 MDT 2002


Goad I,m searching for the Death of my Grandparents,Smith and Anna Belle Goad last living at Bulter Landing she was on 1910 cencus he was on 1920, If any one can help would be apprechited.
Ethel Masters
Submitted on Fri Jul 12 17:13:44 MDT 2002


Looking for info on my grandfather LON SIDWELL,maybe born in Feb, of 1870's. Thanks for any help.
Evelyn Sidwell Hale
Submitted on Thu Jul 4 17:30:47 MDT 2002


Lookng for any info on my grandfather DAVID HAMMER NELSON,b, Aug13,1847. He lived in Clay, Overton, and Sewart counties. Thank youfor your time and effort.
Essie Nelson Sidwell
Submitted on Thu Jul 4 17:23:25 MDT 2002


I am searching for information on GR.Great-Grandfather Elijah DANIELS & Martha A. 2nd Marriage Milly QUARLES & family. His son Gr.Grandfather John Halbert Daniels & Mary Polly DAILY & Family they were on 1880 Census in Clay Co.TN. Thank You.
Christine Medlin
Submitted on Sun Jun 30 17:25:21 MDT 2002


Does anyone know the birth and death dates and /or burial place for Robert E. ARMS, Jr, probably of Clay or Overton Co. He probably was living sometime between 1860 and 1886 and was married to Helen Moses POINDEXTER(b.1865). Does anyone know her death date? They had 3 children.
Brenda Stubblefield
Submitted on Thu Jun 27 18:37:06 MDT 2002


I am looking for information on Mary Coe and Scott Tosh. They lived in Clay county and their children were born there. The children were named Millard b.1888, Ida Mae b.1895, Lou b.? and Jeff b.? Does anyone have information on this family?
Submitted on Wed Jun 19 16:06:49 MDT 2002


Searching for information on the ancestry of Thomas L Jones. I believe his mother was Elizabeth Hodges Jones. His father's name is unknown. His father was reported killed during the Civil War. His mother was remarried to a William Miller. They moved west from NC into present day Clay County, TN. I recall seeing a census where there were Jones children as well as Miller children listed in the same family, but cannot find it again, nor remember where I saw it. Is anyone familiar with this family?
Mark Britton
Submitted on Mon Jun 17 09:57:10 MDT 2002


Looking for information on a Robert Henry b. 2/10/1765 in Gaston, NC and d. 1/6/1863 in Clay Co., TN. Supposedly married a Jane Brank. That's all I have. Anything would help. Thanks in advance.
Debbie (Henry) Geidel -- 1440 Park Avenue, West Bend, WI 53090
Submitted on Sun Jun 16 13:41:23 MDT 2002


I am looking for the ancestors of William Harvey LYNN and Liddie P. MOSS. They are supposed to be buried in the LYNN Cemetary in Tinsley's Bottoms in Clay County. I am the granddaughter of their daughter Sarah E. LYNN who married Herman Bedford BEECHBOARD of Allons, TN in Overton County. Thanks for any help you can be! Lisa
Submitted on Sun Jun 16 10:10:56 MDT 2002


On this site under Cemetery Records there is a listing for PLUMLEE-SHIELDS Cemetery. East of Adam Fowler's place on the old Dr. Shields farm on a high knoll, now known as the SWAN SUBDIVISION in Celina (same as Shields Cemetery?) SHIELDS GRAVEYARD- In Celina on Highway 53 approximately 1/4 mile east of the Court House on the Fowler farm, once owned by W.W.Shields I was in Celina recently looking for this cemetery and couldn't find it. Can anyone tell me where it is? Are the two cemeteries listed the same one?
Submitted on Thu Jun 13 07:49:28 MDT 2002


I am looking for descendants of Charlie Short and Frances Pennington Short. Their children were Ella, Albert, Charlie, Wonnie,Rice, Maude, and Dault. If you are descended from this family, please contact me.
Margaret Green
Submitted on Sun Jun 2 14:25:49 MDT 2002


PLEASE HELP, Looking for any info on the following: THOMAS SMITH, married to ELIZABETH COBB. Migrated to Missouri, Had one son, WILLIAM EDWARD SMITH,...THOMAS and ELIZABETH were born in TENNESSEE some time between 1850 to 1865. Their son WILLIAM EDWARD SMITH, was born in 1881, in HORNERSVILLE, MISSOURI. ANY HELP would be much appreciated. I have been stuck on this limb of the tree for 3 long years. I am not sure which county in Tennessee they would have been born in. Thanks in advance. J. Vasquez
Submitted on Sat Jun 1 09:02:10 MDT 2002


Submitted on Thu May 30 22:54:18 MDT 2002


I am looking for any info concerning Thomas {Tomis) Allen, Married Sarah Hull. Any informaion concerning G. Benton Osgatharp married Susan Viola Cherry. Thanks
Jim Harvey
Submitted on Wed May 29 09:50:09 MDT 2002


I am searching for my ancestors in the Clay County area. My ggrandmother was Emery Jane WATSON died in 1953,was married to James s. THOMPSON who died in 1954. Both are buried in THOMPSON-WEBB cemetary in pea ridge. James' mother was Elizabeth Hawkins but I do not know who his father was because Elizabeth was unmarried at the time of his birth. To my knowledge James and Emery had 2 sons (Marshall "my grandfather" and Dudley) if anyone can help me further my research of my family it would be greatly appreciated, for I have exhausted all resources.
Cassandra Thompson
Submitted on Tue May 28 13:40:35 MDT 2002


Does any one know about my Great Grandparents? Harrison and Tennessee Lackey? Sherry
Submitted on Fri May 24 19:36:37 MDT 2002


Seeking information regarding my great, grandparents John W. Moore and Mary E. Woolbright who were married in Jackson County TN on November 8, 1877. The bond was put up by John W. Moore and Washington Jackson and the J.P. was J. S. Jackson. I would like information on their parents, etc. Thank you.
Brenda Visser
Submitted on Fri May 24 07:58:37 MDT 2002


Researching Martha (Mattie) Carline Atchley, b. abt. 1858, d. 1922. Buried in Odle/White Cemetery in Moss, Clay Co. TN. Married David Haggard White in Clay Co. TN abt. 1881. Looking for information on Mattie's parents and/or siblings.
Eleanor Roth -- 3188 Mabury Rd, San Jose, CA 95127
Submitted on Wed May 22 11:17:19 MDT 2002


Seek any info on Henry WADDLE wife Martha WORLEY residing in Clay Co. 1880 Their children: Mary J. b.1859, Elizabeth b. 1863, Logan b. 1867, Milton b. 1870, KY, Nancy b. 1873 KY all others b. TN
Gloria L. Ouvry
Submitted on Mon May 20 14:14:08 MDT 2002


I am looking for information on my family with the surnames of SLATEN and HENRY that resided in Dayton, Tennessee and Lavonia , Georgia
Susan Hyde -- 324 Decatur St. #83, Atlanta, GA 30312
Submitted on Tue May 14 10:33:49 MDT 2002


Does anyone know of where you can purchase a copy of the Clay Clay Cemetery Book by Walter E. Webb? I am researching the following families: MASSINGILLE, NEELY, MCCLAIN and the SPIVEYS from Clay County, any information would be appreciated. Thanks
Donna Nevans
Submitted on Wed May 1 20:20:30 MDT 2002


Looking for any information on husband's grandmother Amanda LoMinda (Minnie) Evans. Believed to be born in White County, TN and Died in Clay CO. TN. Information on any Evans or Eavens in Clay County would be appreciated.
Yvonne Browning
Submitted on Thu Apr 25 21:29:13 MDT 2002


I am trying to find info on James W. Pennington, b. 1805 in NC. His son James Milton Pennington is buried in the Doc Hall Cemetery near Celina. Does anyone know of any Cherokee heritage in this line? My g-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Pennington m. William Frank Short and was supposedly part Cherokee. Any help would be appreciated.
Submitted on Mon Apr 8 13:30:14 MDT 2002


My g grandfather Henry Clay Kirk is stb born at Lanes Ferry in Clay County 11/15/1870. Does anyone know of Lanes Ferry and the district it would be in the 1870 Jackson Co Census. His father was Henry Thomas Kirk and mother was Margaret Eveline Ellis. I would appreciate any info on Lanes Ferry or my ancestors mentioned here.
Tom Williams
Submitted on Sat Apr 6 11:48:31 MST 2002


Married 24 Sep 1879, WILLIS, JOHN and WILLIS, Sarah Eliz. by WADDLE, G W, pg.C287. They lived in Celina. May have been North Carolina Cherokee. Appreciate any help on finding more about these folks.
Submitted on Tue Mar 26 10:43:55 MST 2002


I am searching for information on a David Golton/Galton/Galtiney he lived in the Willow Grove.Clay Co. area ca 1850 Wife was Sarah children were Elizabeth b 1810 (Blind) Savina b 1816 She married Wilson Johnson. Nancy b 1819, Mahaly b 1823 married Bennett Capps. Hiliah b 1830 there may also be a HP Galton or Parris Galtery.The name is mispelled many times. in the 1840 Overton Census David Is listed as Golton. in the 1850 Overton Census David is listed as Galtiney,with Elizabeth (Blind) in both census records. David was 71 years old in 1850 and owned 900. acers East of Celina Clay Co. now Covered by Dale Hollow Lake.In the 1860 Cumberland Co.Ky census his widow Sarah and daughter Elizabeth (Blind) are listed. Any help on this family would be greatley appreciated.
Cleston Conner
Submitted on Mon Mar 25 13:43:21 MST 2002


Seeking infor on JOHN W. THURMAN, wives Nancy Ashlock and Pearlina Williams of Celina. John and Nancy's children were John, Rhoda (who married Wm. Thompson of Celina), Franklin and Nancy. John and his 2nd wf. Pearlina children were: Fannie(abt.1854), Sarah Catharine, (abt.1859), Thomas M. Thurman, (abt.1862), James M. Thurman (my grtgrandfather) (abt. 1863),Martin Hall (Abt. 1865),Mary Elizabeth,(abt. 1868), and Ruth Ann Thurman (abt.1869). James M. Thurman married Elzada C. THOMPSON, dau. of Jesse K. and Mahala Ann THOMPSON. James and Elzada Thurman had 8 children in Celina, Tn.: Leonard (1883), Wallace (1885), Cleo (1888), Verta Bell (1890), Virgil (1892),Frederik (1894), Everette (1896), Arthur (1898),. Elzada Thurman died in childbirth July 8, 1900. Leonard Thurman is my Grandfather and he married Rhoda Key (parents were Isem Richard KEy and Mary THOMPSON) in 1906 in Celina, Tn. In 1914 Leonard moved to Texas to join his father James Thurman who left Celina earlier. Flo Rene Ritz :
Flo Rene Ritz
Submitted on Thu Mar 21 12:18:04 MST 2002


Looking for Archibald Gibson supposedly buried 1908-09 in Teeples Cemetary, Clay County. Also his wife Josephine Phillips, died after 1932 buried someshere in Celina, Tenn.
Beulah Hill
Submitted on Wed Mar 20 19:16:35 MST 2002


NEWTON WALLEN and LILLIE FLORA GILES moved to Celina TX with several familes probably in the early 1900 or late 1890, As my father BEN WALLEN was born in TX. My aunt, BESSIE LEE WALLEN was married to a JAMES NAPIER...Grandmother GILES' Mother was a SPECK..all of them came from that general area...Any help woul be appreciated..
Bennie Lee Walen Cole
Submitted on Mon Mar 4 12:23:48 MST 2002


Looking for ANY information on: GEORGE WASHINGTON CRAIGHEAD(F-Shelton Craighead/M-Dorcia Isabell)b.1877/d.1955. He married GEORGIA ANN SMITH (F-William ALonzo Smith/M-Irene Ann Ipock). They had a daughter {my grandmother} named Ina Mae Craighead b.1904/d.1980, as well as 2 other daughters and a son.
Kathy McCain Mandeville
Submitted on Wed Feb 27 14:07:53 MST 2002


I would like for some one to look up the W. A. Tweedy & M. J. Harris marriage Dec 9, 1877 Clay Co., TN and make a copy of the original document for me. I will pay for this copy. I need to verify if this is W. A. Tweedy and M. J. Harris or W. A. Tweedy and M. I. Harris. I have Great Grandparents that were married about that time and they lived in Cumberland Co., KY. William Alexander Tweedy and Mary/Martha Isetta Harris. This has been a block for me for many years. Thanks
Barbara -- 8411 Newstead Avenue, Louisville, KY 40219
Submitted on Thu Feb 21 13:44:01 MST 2002


Submitted on Thu Feb 21 11:53:04 MST 2002


Looking for info on J. H. CHAMBLISS, that performed marriages in Clay Co, Tenn. He married Angie HALL on 8/9/1877 #co82,performed by B.M.STEPHENS. Info on J. H. and Angie would be appreciated. Julia Chambless Eisenburg
Julia Chambless Eisenburg
Submitted on Wed Feb 20 09:52:06 MST 2002


Searching for information on William Moore, born 1838, Jackson Co. Tn., Sarah Moore, born 1835, Jackson Co.Tn, Jesse Moore, born abt 1831, Jackson Co. Tn. Children of John and Elizabeth Moore of Jackson Co. Tn. Siblings of Alfred G. Moore,(married Sirena A. Marrs), Mary Ann (Polly)Moore (Odle), Bathsheba Moore,(never married, but had daughter Delilah (Lily)), Elswick Moore,(married Esther Baxter).
Charles Moore -- Charles W. Moore, 2111 Mt. Olive Cem. Rd., Lynnville, TN 38472
Submitted on Wed Feb 13 18:11:22 MST 2002


Looking for info on Asa Earp born between 1780-1790 He is in the 1820census of Iredell Co N.C. along with Philip Earp. Asa had one sonJames C Earp born 1819 died 1888 in Smith County , Tn, Asa had fourdaughters , names unknown. Trying to find the father, wife anddaughters of Asa.
Elaine Bargatze
Submitted on Mon Feb 4 05:05:12 MST 2002


Would like to get in contact with any and all ASHLOCK or descendants.
;Velva Hall
Submitted on Mon Jan 28 08:32:39 MST 2002


Researching family of Pleasant BROWN b. ca 1799 VA who d. in Clay co. From d.cert. of son John P.BROWN, his mother was "Sally DAVIDSON" but from death cert. of son Wm. C. BROWN her name was "Sally JOHNSON" Does any one have other documentation as to which, if either, is correct ? Other children of Sarah & Pleas.BROWN were: Lucinda b. 1826; Zach b. c.1828; Jas.P. b. 1829; Morening b. c 1831 who m. Wm PERRIN; Susana 1833; Leroy b. ca.1834; John P. b. 1835; Martha M. b. c.1838 who m. James PLUMLEE; Elizabeth b. c.1841 who m. James WEST and moved to Newton co. AR; Peter H. BROWN b.1844 who m. cousin Susan BROWN; Sarah b. c.1846; Pleas.BROWN b. 1848 who m. Margaret WHITSON; & David Joel BROWN b. c 1850 who m.Cinderella PLUMLEE.
JoAnn Cantrell -- P.O.Box 1516, Krebs, OK 74554
Submitted on Thu Jan 17 13:15:51 MST 2002


I would like any info on Robert Mefford married to Becky Low(Law)they lived around Caryville Campbell Co. I think in a company town called Block. They then moved to Mich.around 1924. Thanks
Earl Cuyler -- 9622 E Eddystone, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Submitted on Tue Jan 8 17:23:59 MST 2002


I am the gggrandaughter of John SMIRES and Elizabeth DENHAM andJohn Crouch SPEAR and Louisa POTTER. I would like to have more information on the SMIRES' AND SPEAR'S ,I just cant seem to find out any more information on them or who there parents were.If possible could someone let me know also if John SPEAR was an American Indian or not that is what I was told all my life but cant document it. please e-mail any information to
Barbara Christian -- HCR 65 Box 235, Dunlap, TN 37327
Submitted on Fri Jan 4 23:50:32 MST 2002


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