Clay County, Tennessee Queries

January - June 1998 Archived Queries

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Looking for birth records/native american heritage Gertrude ROBERTS application Miller rolls #35701/born Clay Co. 2 Jul 1880? James Julian WILLIAMS application Miller rolls # 44630/ born 21 July 1880
Kenneth H. Williams -- 28 Jana Lane, St.James, MO 65559-9776
Submitted on Sat Jun 27 16:01:43 EDT 1998


My gr. grandfather John B. CORNWELL, married Delaney HENDERSON 14 May 1871, Clay Co., TN by R. PEDIGO. Married Rebecca Melvina YORK PEDIGO 21 Nov 1874, Clay Co., TN. By R. Pedigo. Would like to find the parents of Delaney HENDERSON. I believe the parents of Rebecca M. York was Meridith Roper YORK and Martha Browning. Information greatly needed and definitely appreciated.
Beverly Cornwell-Partee'
Submitted on Thu Jun 25 23:17:52 EDT 1998


BAILEY / HART I heard there were lots of BAILEY's in Clay County. My greatgrandmother, Jane BAILEY HART was born in Nashville (French Lick) Davidson Co.,TN 7 Dec. 1874. According to U S Census records her dad was born in Tennesse and her mother in Kentucky. Jane married John HART (from Illinois) at an unknown location in 1861. Their first children, Rosa, William, and Alice were born in Missouri. The family moved to Sedan, Howard / Chautauqua County, Kansas and bought a farm in 1871. Their two youngest children, Sarah (Sadie) and John Jr. were born there. According to my grandmother, the BAILEY's were French. Jane's dad may have been Jon BAILEY. Does anyone have tie to this BAILEY family????
Vicki Lang
Submitted on Thu Jun 18 19:27:13 EDT 1998


ROBBINS, Farley b: July 18, 1888 d: Jan 1979, Clay Co Tenn. Looking for ancestors of Farley Robbins and wife Willet \\. Libby Sheffield James Peacock
Libby Sheffield -- 809 East 5th Street, Fowler, IN 47944
Submitted on Sun Jun 14 20:08:22 EDT 1998


ALBERTSON, ARMS, BOUGHAN, BROWN, CAPPS, CUMMINGS, COPELAND, DALTON, DICKEN (GICKEN), DRAPER, FLETCHER, GARNER, GORE, GRAHAM, HARVEY, HERD, HUGHES, HUMMEL, JARVIS, JOHNSON, KEY, MEANS, MELTON, MERCER, OGLE, RADFORD, SCOTT, SLOAN, STONESIPHOR, STORIE, WALLACE, WRIGHT Looking for researchers in these lines or other related lines. Clinton-Cumberland and neighboring Kentucky counties as well as Fentress-Clay-Overton-Pickett Tennessee counties. William C. Bill Johnson P.O. Box 81337 Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
William C. Bill Johnson
Submitted on Fri Jun 12 18:19:10 EDT 1998


Seeking information on Jefferson CROSS who m: Rutha HIX of Carter Co. about 1833 Her father is Russell HIX/HICKS of Carter Co. Was Jefferson from Carter Co. as well? Is he the son of Solomon Cross III of Carter Co.? Jefferson and family lived in Sullivan and Clay Co. TN as well as Monroe Co. KY.
Walt Cross
Submitted on Thu Jun 11 16:17:16 EDT 1998


My father was J.L. CORNWELL, b. 8/1/1923 d. 1989 in Texas, s/o John Lutter CORNWELL b. 10/5/1876 Gainsborough, Tn. d.1946 Texas. marr.12/25/1915 Sarah Katherine Atwood b. 4/20/1886 d.1/8/1975 s/o William Howard CORNWELL b. 3/29/1856 d.4/1/1920 marr. Louise Frances ( ?????) CORNWELL. Their children were Mary Eugene, John (Luta?), Cora Etta, Mack Harley, & O.Maggie. My gg-grandfather was possibly Willis CORNWELL b. 3/3/1827 d.5/5/1906. siblings of g-grandfather William Howard were Logan & Francis CORNWELL. Unless otherwise stated, I have reason to beleive my family were in this Tn. Are there any cousins researching this line of Cornwells? I want to hear from you SOON Thank you Keith CORNWELL
Keith Cornwell
Submitted on Thu Jun 11 12:09:36 EDT 1998


Need info for John VANCE and wife, Sarah Lavinia GANT PERKINS. Their son, Isaac Young was b. 18/29 Dec 1818 in Clay co., TN. His wife was Martha Eleanor YAGER. Thank you!!!
Heather Brush
Submitted on Sat May 30 22:15:29 EDT 1998


My great grandmother was Elizabeth CORNETTA. She married Monroe Young. She was supposed to have been the first full blooded Cherokee Indian Woman to be allowed to own land in Kentucky. How can I track this down, and does this put me and my children on the Cherokee lists.
Brad newsom
Submitted on Thu May 28 01:36:36 EDT 1998


Looking for information on the possible descendants or family of the union of MURPHY, george and CAPPS , gertrude. married 25 May 1921.
Submitted on Wed May 27 09:05:11 EDT 1998


Searching for info on (K?)Canzada JACKSON (believed to be Native American-possibly Cherokee) m. Lisby (Or Leslie?)FORD. Monroe Co., KY and Clay/Jackson Co.,TN areas. Known children: (1)Mary Jane FORD b. 12/07/1872 d. 05/14/1937 m. (1) ? (2)?CARTER (3) Rollin Dee PARRISH b.03/14/1880 d. 04/25/1968 (2)Martha FORD m Harlen JACKSON (3) Possibly James FORD and William FORD. Mary Jane and Dee PARRISH are my ggrandparents. My grandmother, Martha PARRISH SIKES believed her grandparents to be as above, but we cannot prove it. Have searched unsuccessfully for years. Any help most appreciated. Would appreciate email if you have info.
Josie Hurt
Submitted on Mon May 25 14:22:07 EDT 1998


William BROWN b. ca 1845 m. Sally Jane JOHNSTON from Alabama moved to Arkansaw and Stone County Missouri in 1880. Looking for possibly his son and my granddaddy John Harvey BROWN b. ca 1874 in Arkansaw.
Betty Slovinski
Submitted on Sun May 24 05:27:59 EDT 1998


HOLMAN, WILBORN: I am seeking information on my GM Mollie Jane Holman Wilborn, wife of Barlow Chowning Wilborn, Clay Co TN. Her DOB & DOD is unknown (estimate c1872 to c1958) on or near Heard Ridge. Appreciate any help on sorting out HOLMAN links with probable origin in KY and also interested in any info on GGM Margaret Minnie Heard (b1838-TN). Thanks, Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey
Submitted on Tue May 19 12:35:23 EDT 1998


Hello: I am interested in finding out any information on Allen and Nancy BULLOCK BARGER my gr-gr-grandparents. Allen BARGER was born in Tn. ABT of 1801. Nancy was born in Tn. ABT of 1815. I don't know where either Allen and Nancy were born. In 1829, I found a land grant for 100 acres of land in Morgan Co. Tn. issued to Allen BARGER. I now have a deed for this property out of Morgan Co. Tn. for the 100 acres signed by Governor William Carroll of Tn. It is my belief that Allen and Nancy lived in Bledsoe Co. Tn. beforing moving to Ripley Co. Missouri in the 1830's. I am interested in who Allen and Nancy's parents are; were there any siblings? When was Allen BARGER and Nancy BULLOCK married? Any information would be appreciated. Carl Barger, Superintendent of the Warren Public Schools, Warren, AR.
Carl Barger -- 315 East Cedar, Warren, AR 71671
Submitted on Mon May 18 00:19:55 EDT 1998


I'm seeking information on Perry Lou LIKENS CROSS and any information on the LIKENS and CROSS families. Perry was born in Red Boiling Springs, I think, in 1877. I was informed that she died in Celina c. 1949 but when I sent for a death certificate, Tennessee Vital Statistics said they couldn't find one. Her parents are Samuel C. and Annie J. LIKENS. I think Samuel was born in 1842 and Annie in 1848 in Tennessee. They had children William b. 1868, Sarah E. b. 1870, Andrew J. b. 1872, Rozellah b. 1874, and Ben F. b. 1878. Perry Lou married William Hicks CROSS in Tennessee. William was born in Clay County, 3 January 1881. William's parents were David and Elizabeth (NEWMAN) CROSS. I believe my grandmother, Vergie Lee CROSS, was born to William and Perry in Clay County on 9 September 1911 but they later moved to Kentucky where she married my grandfather, Clarence Franklin REXROAT c. 1930. Thanks for any help!
Debbie Kilgore -- P.O. Box 122, Macon, MO 63552-0122
Submitted on Thu May 14 20:31:21 CDT 1998


Would deeply appreciate any information you may have on... JOHN M. FRAIM (3/6/1813-3/31/1882) of Clay County (then Jackson County) TN, who was married to PERMELIA FLIPPIN on 4/27/1835 in the town of Flippin, Monroe Co., KY. She was born in Barren Co., KY 5/11/1812, and died in Monroe Co.1/10/1866. He was a justice for 30 years in TN, a farmer and miller, and of Irish descent. His parents were JOHN FRAIM and SARAH WALLACE FRAIM, both natives of Virginia, who had four sons and five daughters, including John M. (above) and MATILDA FRAIM, born 1816. This John fought in the War of 1812, and was one of the early pioneers of Tennessee.
J Sinclair Denton
Submitted on Mon May 11 21:49:36 CDT 1998


STEPHENS, HOPPER TN William STEPHENS & Berthena HOPPER were married in Adair Co KY 4 Oct 1814. About 1820 they moved to Overton Co TN in the area that is now Clay Co TN. Searching for any information about Williamís father John STEPHENS , the name of his mother and her parents. 1850 census Overton Co TN, Emily STEPHENS age 120 b NC was living with William and Barthena. How was she related to William? Will appreciate any information.
Opal Bowen
Submitted on Sun May 10 15:03:25 CDT 1998


Looking for any connections to the family of James Marion MAHANEY and wife Rebecca BOWMAN. They were living in the 4th District of Clay Co., TN when the 1880 census was taken. Known children include Eliza C who married John T NEWTON; Sarah Callie who married Joseph L PARKER; Mary Jane who married C L ROBINSON; James R; Andrew E; Rebecca Ella who married Young J MERIMAN and Maggy L. James was the son of Ransom P MAHANEY and Catherine Shirley ANDERSON of Jackson Co., TN. Rebecca was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth BOWMAN of Monroe Co., KY. Any help appreciated. Would love to share information with any descendants.
Karen M Raichle
Submitted on Wed May 6 14:12:28 CDT 1998


Looking for information about a Margaret Gibbs who married a George Crunk in possible 1844,in possible Clay County.They had one son born in Tennessee William Crunk born 1845. Two children born in Arkansas John R. Crunk and Mary Crunk. One child born in Missouri,James A. Crunk. Any information would be helpful.
Submitted on Sun May 3 21:50:14 CDT 1998


I am searching for information on my grandfather and his ancestors. My grandfather was born in Clay County, TN (Butler's Landing). His name was Jesse Steve EMERSON. He is listed as Jesse Steve EMERTON on his WWI record. My father says that some in the family has gone by one spelling and others in the family by the other. Jesse Steve EMERSON's father was Henry EMERSON, his mother Melissa DAVIS.
Stephanie Mullins -- 800 Saulter Rd., Birmingham, AL 35209
Submitted on Sat May 2 13:44:08 CDT 1998


I too am researching the SMITH line that originates with John SMITH and Elizabeth SPEER. I am also working on another line beginning with Eleazer SMITH and descending to his son John W. who m. Almarinda Helen OSGATHARP. I am working on the PENTECOST line from John Eli PENTECOST and Mary "Polly" HARRISON. Mary is the d/o Eli HARRISON. My POINDEXTER is Miriam, who married Charles SMITH s/o John SMITH. All of these people ( there are more in my database ) have a connection to Clay county. I would be happy to share information!
Carol Yates Wilkerson -- 1994 SE Juniper Court, Port Orchard, WA 98366-3421
Submitted on Tue Apr 28 17:05:44 CDT 1998


Pat Chitty
Submitted on Mon Apr 27 16:24:32 CDT 1998


searching info on my greatgrandparents josephus BAILEY and wife eleanor THOMPSON BAILEY.they married 12-18-1870 in or near Celina -Butlers landing tennessee.Josephus parents were calvin and mary BAILEY and eleanor's were greenberry THOMPSON and julian BOWMAN THOMPSON.t.bailey
talley bailey -- 9325 ft hamilton parkway, brooklyn, NY 11209
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Does anyone have access to current marriage records for Celina, TN? I would like info. on William Ronald JENKINS and Sondra Kaye GARTEN. Maybe 0ctober 3, 1983? The names are correct and I believe the date is also unless the year is 1984. I really want a photo copy of license but would be happy just to get confirmation on marriage date. Thanks!
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I am trying to locate the parents of MILLS MONTGOMERY BACON who was born March 1868 somewhere in Tennessee. The 1880 through 1900 census records for Barren and Monroe Counties in Kentucky show him as being born in Tennessee. Thought he probably would have come from either Clay or Macon County in Tennessee.
Julie Jefferson
Submitted on Sat Apr 18 19:20:47 EDT 1998


I am specifically seeking information on the lineage of George Allen SCOTT b early to mid 1800's. He married a Harriet WATSON and together they had six children: John Dougals SCOTT, Walter SCOTT, Kirk SCOTT, Minnie SCOTT, Mary SCOTT, and Eva SCOTT. I am also seeking information on Andy SCOTT b early to mid 1800's who married Martha CLEARY. They had eight children: Mary Ellen, Andrew, Tommy, Dessie, Rennie, Addy, Margie, and Annabell. John Douglas SCOTT, son of George Allen SCOTT and Harriet WATSON, married Mary Ellen SCOTT, daughter of Andy SCOTT and Martha CLEARY. They had seven children: Eva Vella, Leonard, Homer, Domer, Stella, Ola, and Magdalene. Eva Vella SCOTT b Nov 1905 d June 4, 1983 in TN married Edward Glover KERR, son of James Herbert KERR and Maggie Mae PARSON, around 1926. They had three children: Ione KERR, Robert KERR, and Nelson KERR. If you have any further information on any of these lines please e-mail me. I have been searching for quite awhile and have come up empty-handed. T
Denise Kerr Young -- 706 Carver Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Submitted on Thu Apr 9 11:03:31 EDT 1998


Researching early Overton Co, which later became Clay Co, TN and Cumberland Co, KY for SMITHS and associated families. Would like to contact anyone descending from John & Elizabeth SPEER SMITH of same area. They had children: Benjamin b. 1798, Jane b. 1800 m. Burrell WILLIS, Nancy b. 1801, Samuel b. 1803 m. Elizabeth POINDEXTER, Martha b. 1825 m. Isaac WELCH??, George b, 1807 m. Sallie SAMS & Pherba RUSH, Charles b. 1810 m. Miriam POINDEXTER & Susan SMITH, Mary b. 1812 m. Silas WELLS, William b. 1813 m. Mary Ann BUFORD, Ruth b. 1815 m. Richard WATSON, John b. 1819 m. Eliazabeth SAMS & Elizabeth ADAMS, & James b. 1821 d. 1831. Any help with descendants of this family will be greatly appreciated. Working on a large SMITH Family Genealogy. Will share info. Thanks!
Diane Smith Battershell
Submitted on Mon Apr 6 18:31:11 EDT 1998


I was wondering how to get a copy of my grandparent's marriage certificate. They were married in Clay County, Tennessee, 5 March 1880, Michael BOWLIN and Mary Helen WRIGHT (RIGHT). I found this in your Clay County Marriages Recorded 1871-1880, performed by W. Heard, V-P# C303. Thank you. Enjoy this new website.
Debbie Bowlin -- 2105 Robin Road, Apt. R-1, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Submitted on Mon Apr 6 16:19:20 EDT 1998


I am researching my mother's family. They lived in Clay County TN. Her maiden name was MOORE and her ancestors included BUTLER, VAUGHAN, NEWMAN. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Linda Edmondson
Submitted on Sat Apr 4 03:46:36 EST 1998


I am looking for any information on the Swezea/Sweezy family group. The first Sweezy in my line that came to middle TN. was Mathias Sweezy b PA 1774 d 1860 Jackson Co. with his wife Anna. I have basic data on Mathias and Anna children. If you have any data please e mail me!
Ron Swezea -- 6162 Gumm DR, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Submitted on Sat Apr 4 01:39:18 EST 1998


Looking for information about Jesse WHITE married to Catherine HESTAND who lived in Clay County from about 1844 till death around 1880. Their children were Pamela, Polly E., Margaret A., Vanburen, Manerva, Joel and Josiah (twins) and Eliza K.
David/Sharon White
Submitted on Fri Apr 3 12:04:15 EST 1998


Submitted on Sun Mar 29 10:43:15 EST 1998


HEAD, DENTON I am looking for information on Benjamin "Pony" Head. Married Sarah Margaret? Denton. Children: Dora, Nora, Minnie (died at 17) Bertha, Hovie, and Daisy. Daisy the baby was born in Nov. 1899 but not named for several years. Sarah Margaret? died when Daisy was three. The family moved to Texas where Benjamin died. The children returned to Tn. I am convinced that Benjamin is a descendant of Henry Head of Sumner Co. but unable to find any info on Ben to make the connection. Thank you.
Mollie Everhart
Submitted on Fri Mar 27 23:15:36 EST 1998


Looking for any information on Dave WESTMORELAND b. Tn about 1854 -moved to Clinton Co Ky before 1860. Married Sarah WRIGHT 1872 inClinton Co. Ky. She was the daughter of John and Cassa Ann WRIGHT. Dave WESTMORELAND moved to Clay Co. Tn before 1880. He was a boatmanon the river - rafting logs down the river. I cannot find anythingof him after 1872. Had daughter Lulu m 1895 James CLARK of PickettCo Tn. m. in Scott Co Tn Family stories are that Lulu was Indian? Also that they were related to the Martin's also? Any informationappreciated.
Linda Clark
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 23:32:17 EST 1998


I'm looking for info on my g-g-grandfather, Jeremiah ODLE. He was born in Tennessee about 1806 and moved to Macoupin Co., IL before 1840. He apparently died there around 1856. His wife was Sarah Smith. Any information would be helpful and very much appreciated. Thanks.
Michael Odle
Submitted on Wed Mar 25 15:15:15 EST 1998


Searching for info about Nellie ROGERS m. Robert Lee BROWNING. They were both born in AR & lived in Jackson Co., TN in the part that is now Clay Co., TN. I have been unable to locate any info about the ancestry of Nellie ROGERS except that my wifes mother who is 89 yrs of age thinks Nellie's father may have been a Richard ROGERS. I have info about descendants & related families of BEAN, BROWNING, DAVIS,CORNWELL, YORK, RUSSELL, & a few others & would gladly share any I have. NELLIE ROGERS was born August 07, 1828 in Arkansas, and died May 01, 1868 in Jackson Co. (now Clay Co.), TN. She married ROBERT LEE BROWNING 1854, son of WILLIAM BROWNING and NANCY KIRBY.
Edward "Ed" Miller
Submitted on Wed Mar 25 08:47:04 EST 1998


Looking for the burial places of Claiborn and Elizabeth (REED) SAVAGE and possible members of that family. Also looking for burial places of Robert and Priscilla (GREER) SAVAGE. Claiborn was the son of Robert and Priscilla SAVAGE. Any information appreciated.
Raymond Savage
Submitted on Sun Mar 22 21:53:50 EST 1998


Thomas HOLT was probably born in Clay County in 1830. He married Elmira (Delila) DANIEL b. 1857. I will guess that Thomas was married before since Elmira was so much younger. Elmira was the daughter of Robert Daniel and Drucilla Jane Daniels. Children of Elmira (Delila) and Thomas were: Lucy Jane, John, Charles, Martha J., Martin, Mary Allie, William Frederick. Thomas died in Arkansas in 1901. Elmira is in Jackson Co. Alabama by 1908. Any information on the Thomas HOLT and DANIEL families would be appreciated. Thanks
Submitted on Sat Mar 21 02:03:33 EST 1998


I have a query already posted on the Clay Co. page, but my e-mail has changed to I wouldn't want anyone getting a bad e-mail address. Thank you.
Submitted on Sat Mar 14 03:06:26 EST 1998


My greatgrandfather James K. Polk BRANHAM (J. K. P. BRANUM)left his birth place in Clinton Co., KY and traveled to Celina, Clay Co., TN where he married my greatgrandmother Maudy Canzada MORRIS (Canzada MORRIS) 16 May, 1876. The marriage bond was signed by J.K.P. BRANUM and Jefferson YORK 16 May 1876. I have an undocumented birth date for Cansada of 27 May 1859 in Celina, Clay Co., TN but I also have cousins who cite another undocumented birth place as Jeffersontown TN. My grandfather always said that his mother Cansada( Kansada, Cansadie) MORRIS was half Cherokee. This family left Celina after the 1890 U S Census. I would appreciate any help with this difficult grandmother ( or anybody else for that matter). I will gladly share whatever else I have. -DD-
Submitted on Wed Mar 11 20:45:21 EST 1998


Looking for any and all information about my grandfather and grandmother Thomas Benton Greer "Churney" dob 3-17-1919 dod 2-2-1992 and Queenie Ethel Long Greer dob 1-4-1921 dod 5-22-1983, Great Grandfather John Greer no dob but think his dod was August 1935-he was from Greer Ridge in Moss, his wife Mary Elizabeth Gentry Scott Greer then Lancaster dob 2-17-1882 and dod 2-9-1975 her mother was Bette Scott Gentry, her other children were Sally and Bob Gentry. John Greer was married before we don't have her name but they had the following children: Jim, clarence, James and Burt and Marie. My grandfather Benton had the following siblings: Robert, Willie, MeLee, Porter Garl, Alice, Lucy, and Mary. Benton's nephew: Burt Greer had the following children with his wife Zel Murphy: Robert Lewis, Herman Richard, Sally Mae, Harold, Eddy Dean. My grandparents Thomas Benton and Queenie Ethel have the following children: Ethel Mae (my mom), Mary, Shirley, Laura Elizabeth, James, Michael, Danny, Ricky and Johnnie.Thank yo
Tereva Lacy -- 6352 Spencerville Road, Cridersville, OH 45806
Submitted on Sun Mar 8 23:17:51 EST 1998


I would apreciate any info. on Dr. William F. PLUMLEE or Dr. Dave PlUMLEE. I am Rick Martin PLUMLEE William F. PLUMLEE'S great great grand son. I would like to know who William"s parents were. William F. PLUMLEE was born 11-20-1825 died 3-17-1912. Thank you for your help it is greatly apreciated.
Submitted on Fri Mar 6 18:42:05 EST 1998


We are looking for information on William Thomas BROWN or Martha Belle JOHNSON. They lived in this area in the late 1800's and early 1900's,. William Thomas BROWN was a sheriff in this area. Martha left to go to Oklahoma and William stayed behind. One son was born to this union Lester Hugh BROWN now deceased. Lester had only one child, also a son. The mid wife of Martha Belle was an aunt Mrs. J.A. TEEPLES. I would appreciate any information that anyone may give me. Thank you.
Shirley Brown -- Rt. 1 Box 1480 , Cement, OK 73017
Submitted on Wed Mar 4 15:02:24 EST 1998


Searching for -any- information on the ELDRIDGE family. William Nelson ELDRIDGE was born Oct. 5, 1884 in Celina, Clay Co., TN. His paretns were James McKinley ELDRIDGE and Ellen Berry. Were they married in this county too?
Maria DeMoss Troutman
Submitted on Mon Mar 2 12:32:53 EST 1998


Looking for information about Thurmans. My Grandmother was Mattie Sue Thurman B-30-Mar-1881 D-2June-1913. She was married to Blue Cullom Adams. Wanting to find out her parents or other siblings names. On my Fathers side my Grandfather was Stephen Lindsay Hunter B-25-Nov-1859 D-20-July1940. He was married to Laura Ellis Thompson B-13April-1869 D-mid 1950. Thank, any help would be appreciated.
Steve Hunter
Submitted on Sun Mar 1 11:36:54 EST 1998


I am wanting to get in contact with Georgia Draves who posted a query here concerning the descendants of Robert and Anna Davis. I have tried to e-mail you but the message keeps getting returned saying that the connection has been refused. If you read this please e-mail me so we can exchange some info.
Bruce Davis
Submitted on Sat Feb 28 15:13:58 EST 1998


MAXFIELD. James,Pa. b. 1784 D. 1857 Tn. Samuel S. B. 1811 Tn. Bird Keith, B.1822 Ala. James M.Tn. George A. b.1820 tn. Found on several census, but nothing after 1870 for George. any information on a Mallard Maxfield. Connectins with, HERD, CLARK, TAYLOR,BILBREY familys.Thank you in advance,
Marilyn Keithley
Submitted on Sun Feb 22 02:22:35 EST 1998


I am looking to find out more about my family
Gary benge -- 2828 sterrett ave, cincinnati, OH 45204
Submitted on Sat Feb 21 21:34:34 EST 1998


Alexander BARR married Stella F. WHITTAKER on July 31st 1920 inWashington county, Johnson city TN. Children are Alex (Bud) jr.Margaret, Helen, Harry, Nanny and Gennie or Jenny, Stella's Fathername was Dick WHITTAKER (Richard?) Stella died in 1965 in Michigan,Stella and her children came to Michigan in the late 1940's.Alexander Barr sr. was last known to be living in Florida where it isbelieved he died in the 1990's, anyone with any information pleasewrite, Thank you, Kim
Kim Barr Grabowski
Submitted on Fri Feb 20 18:35:17 EST 1998


ROBERT DAVIS, Clay County TN, was b 1804 in NC. He m ANNA YORK b1807 SC who was the daughter of RICHARD YORK, JR & JANE "JENNIE"HIBBET.Ch of ROBERT & ANNA (YORK) DAVIS were:ALLEN DAVIS b 8/27/1824 Spivey, Clay, TN (CW VETERAN) m (1) LOUCINDA VINSON (2) MARY SMITH ELIZABETH DAVIS b 1829 Spivey, Clay, TN m ?RICHARD DAVIS b 1830 Spivey, Clay, TN m TELITHA JANE YORKJANE DAVIS b 1833 Spivey, Clay, TNMARY DAVIS b 1/9/1836 Clay, Spivey, TN m (1) WALTER BEAN (2) , WHITLEYANDREW J. DAVIS b 8/30/1838 Spivey, Clay, TN m TEMPA H. BEANMEREDITH AARON DAVIS b 1840 Spivey, Clay TN (CW VETERAN) m (1) GERTRUDE COMER (2) RUTHA DOTSONNANCY L. DAVIS b 1846 Spivey, Clay, TN m REV. DOUGHERTYMARTHA A. DAVIS b 1849 m ROBERT AND SON, ALLEN DAVIS both owned farms in Spivey, Clay Co, TN. Both farms originally were located in KY (I obtained records of the farms from Frankfort, KY) but because of the "WALKER LINE" causing the state line to be moved, their farms were later located.
Georgia Draves
Submitted on Fri Feb 20 15:34:59 EST 1998


Who were the parents and grandparents of Eusibius Brown who moved to Texas from Jackson (now Clay) County in 1869?
Melissa White
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 22:08:07 EST 1998


Would like to correspond with persons researching these names. FLATT,HANEY,SCOTT, PRUITT, BURCHETT.
Reba FLATT MILLER -- 463 Franks Ferry RD., Sparta, TN 38583-4829
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 11:12:01 EST 1998


I am looking for Virgil RICH. He was born in 1896 to Elisha T. RICH and Mary Ann(Molly) BROWN in Clay Co Tn. He died in 1975 in Gamiel, Monroe Co Ky. Does anyone have any info on what happened to him in the meantime? I can't find any marriage records or anything. My grandfathers name is Virgil RICH and had children born in Columbus Ohio. He could very easily moved back to Ky though.
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 05:52:08 EST 1998


Researching BROWN, DAVIDSON, & RIPPETOE families from Clay & Jacksoncounties TN. Especially interested in finding parents of SarahDAVIDSON who married Pleasant BROWN before 1850 & died in Clay co TNafter 1880.
JoAnn Cantrell -- Rt.6, Box 308, McAlester, OK 74501
Submitted on Sat Feb 7 17:30:21 EST 1998


Looking for info on Dodson Family of Clay, Jackson Counties, James A. Dodson married Letha F. Gulley before 1884, would like totrade info with anyone having info on this family. James Taylor and Eliza? married 1886 Jackson County, Tenn. Would like to trade info on this family. Their daughter, Annie married Rad Sutton.
Bev Wyman -- Bev Wyman, Louisville, KY 40229
Submitted on Mon Feb 2 08:32:56 EST 1998


i am trying to determine if greenberry THOMPSON lived in clay county tennessee in 1870 the yr his daughter,Eleanor THOMPSON, married joseph seaphus BAILEY. they were married 12-18-1870 in clay co.
talley bailey -- 9325 ft hamilton pkwy apt d3c, brooklyn, NY 11209
Submitted on Fri Jan 30 21:07:10 EST 1998


i am trying to determine if joseph seaphus BAILEY who married eleanor THOMPSON in 1870 in clay co,tn lived there before they married.he would have been 20 yr old in 1870.parents were calvin and mary BAILEY,talley bailey email critt61626@aol
talley bailey -- 9325 ft hamilton pkwy apt d3c, brooklyn, NY 11209
Submitted on Fri Jan 30 20:57:32 EST 1998


I'm looking for information on Austin VAUGHN, he lived in Clay County, in th late 1800's. He had two families of the second one my desecndant is Robert Taylor Vaughn. Please let me know.
Ed Vaughn
Submitted on Tue Jan 27 19:03:02 EST 1998


Looking for information on James Dodson and James A. Dodson. Father and son would like to exchange info on this family. Please contact
Bev Wyman
Submitted on Mon Jan 26 23:06:48 EST 1998


Seeking info on any THURMAN family living in Clay County, TN prior to 1865. Will share info I have to present time.
Judith Good -- 2042 'M' SW, Miami, OK 74354
Submitted on Sun Jan 25 11:58:28 EST 1998


I am looking for information on a family cemetery plot in Moss, Tn.Clay County. I believe it is on the Clay County Highway in Moss andmay be known as the WHITE Family Cemetery. David H WHITE and hiswife Martha ATCHLEY are buried there, they are my Great-grandparents. They were married April 23, 1883 in Celina, TN and had twochildren, Dora Ollan, b 1882 and Irving about 3 years later.
Eleanor Roth -- 3188 Mabury Rd, San Jose,, CA 95127
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 13:09:20 EST 1998


James Raliegh WRIGHT b. 22 Aug 1854 Albany Clinton Co KY d. 5 Nov 1941 Wynnewood Garvin Co OK m. Clay Co TN 14 Nov 1875 Melinda Elender LEDBETTER b. 18 Apr 1857 Overton Co TN d. 10 May 1929 Pauls Valley Garvin Co OK. Need information on children of James and Ellen. Also who was James Father? Any help appreciated.
Charliene WRIGHT Miller -- 1005 Park Lane, Wills Point, TX 75169-2454
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 19:42:54 EST 1998


My granddad Charles Burr WRIGHT b. 3 Aug 1879 Overton Co TN d. 3 Nov 1951 Anadarko Caddo Co OK m. 24 Dec 1899 Clay Co TN Addie Ville DANIEL b. 1 Aug 1882 Clay Co TN d. 14 Aug 1935 Caddo Co OK. Any information on WRIGHT or DANIEL lines will be appreciated. Charles Burr WRIGHT had sisters who moved from TN, need informaion on them.
Charliene WRIGHT Miller -- 1005 Park Lane, Wills Point, TX 75169-2454
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 19:37:35 EST 1998


KEY family and allied lines researchers of the Upper Cumberland areaof Tennessee , please check out my web page at and contact meif you have any ouestion's or comment's.
Lyndon KEY -- 6119 Buck Mtn. Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 11:18:56 EST 1998


I'm searching for the parents/siblings of my gr. grandfather, Hiram MABERRY/MABREY, b. 6-1-1826 d. 6-5-1910. He is buried in the Hiram Maberry Cemetery in Clay Co. He was married five times. I believe he married four Davis women (three sisters and a sister in law) and his fifth wife was my gr. grandmother, Sarah Catherine BOOHER, b. Oct. 1848 d. 7-19-1923. I am also searching for her parents/siblings. Hiram & Sarah Catherine (BOOHER) MABERRY were married in Clay Co., TN on January 10, 1872. Any help anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Barbara Moss -- 185 Buena Vista Dr., Livingston,, TN 38570
Submitted on Mon Jan 12 19:28:03 EST 1998


I am looking for information on John BOWLING (family also seems to have spelled it BOLIN, BOLEN, BOWLIN), b. about 1830 in TN. Lived in the Jackson/Clay County area from mid 1840s until about 1870. Married to a Grazilla (may be spelled Grezella or Grezilla) Wright, possibly in Sumner County. Moved to IL around 1870, then to TX. Appreciate any information about Bowlings in this area.
Sue Evans
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 09:03:54 EST 1998


James Albert DODSON born December 25, 1884, Celina Clay County, Tennessee married Nannie Bertha RIGDON born May 1892. James Albert's father James A. DODSON born 1860 married Letha L GULLEY. Would like to correspond with anyone having info on these 2 families. BEv Wyman
Bev Wyman -- 4908 Cooper Chapel Road, Louisville, KY 40229
Submitted on Tue Jan 6 23:45:03 EST 1998


I am seeking info on the KERR and SCOTT lines of Clay County. In particular, I am seeking info on Henry KERR....(m) Frances ?, John KERR....(m) Nancy E. ?, James Herbert KERR....(m) Maggie May PARSON. On the SCOTT side, I am researching George Allen SCOTT....(m)Harriet WATSON, Andy SCOTT....(m)Martha CLEARY, John Douglas SCOTT....(m)Mary Ellen SCOTT, Eva Vella SCOTT....(m)Edward Glover KERR. Also in this line is John PARSON....(m)Sidey NORRIS. If you have any information on any of these surnames in this areas dating from the early 1800's to mid 1900's, or if you would like to learn more about the additional info I have, please feel free to contact me.
Denise Kerr Young
Submitted on Mon Jan 5 22:21:27 EST 1998


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