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My grandfather, CLARENCE ARMS, was either born in Celina, Clay Co.TN or lived there as a young boy. He eventually settled in Sadlersville and lived there until his death around 1966. His first wife was ETHEL L. CHANCE and they had four children. After Ethel's death, he married CLAIRE DAVIS. I know very little about my grandfather's family in Celina. Some of the names are:GRANVILLE, JOHN ALVIN, FRANK, CHARLES, but I don't know the relationship between them. Any help will be appreciated. Lynn
Submitted on Sun Feb 27 15:14:22 MST 2000


I would like to learn more about this family. 1900 Census Dist 6th F#180 James LYNCH b. Dec 1846 in TN wife Mary J b. Sep 1847 in TN. Children: Samuel, Olympus, Bettie, Settie, and Millard
Cherrie G. Hays
Submitted on Fri Feb 18 23:42:39 MST 2000


I am seeking info onJOHN W.THURMAN, wives Nancy and Pearlina (WILLIAMS) of Celina. Tn. John and Nancy,s children were John, Rhoda, Franklin and Nancy. John and his 2nd wf. Pearlina had Fannie, born ca.l854; Sarah Catharine , born ca.1859; Thonas M. Thurman, born 1862; James M. Thurman (my grt.grandfather), born 1863; Martin Hall , born1865; Mary Elizabeth, born ca. 1868 and Ruth Ann Thurman born 1869. My grt grandfather James M. THURMAN married Elzada C. THOMPSON in Celina , Tenn. Elzada's parents were Jessie K. THOMPSON and Mahala Ann ? James and Elzada Thurman had 8 children in Celina, Tenn: Leonard E.(l883),Wallace J. (1885; Virly Cleo (1888);Verta Bell (l890);Virgil L. (1892; Frederik V.(1894); Ocery Everette (1896); Arthur Benton (1898). Elzada Thurman died July 8, l900 in childbirth. James M. Thurman,s son , Leonard E. is my Grandfather. Leonard E. THURMAN married Rhoda KEY (parents Isem Richard KEY and Mary C. THOMPSON) in 1906 in Celina, Tenn. In 1914 Leonard THURMAN moved to Quail, Collingswor
Florene Ritz -- 5002 55th Street, Lubbock, TX 79414
Submitted on Tue Feb 15 10:43:00 MST 2000


I am looking for any information on Isaac Head, b.1840, d. abt. 1880 in Butlers Landing in a logging accident. His wife was Locetty Whitson, daughter of William Whitson and Margret Plumlee. Issac and Loucetty's children were Martha, Barzilla, Braxton Bragg, Benton McMillan, Willie Benjamin, Wilson S., and Settie Belle Head.
Thomas Horn
Submitted on Mon Feb 14 01:02:43 MST 2000


I am looking for information about my grandfather Henry Vinson who was the son of Samual and Sarah Pedigo Vinson. My grandfather was born in Spivey, Tenn. in 1879. I'd appreciate any information on the family or the city of Spivey.
Betty Morris
Submitted on Wed Feb 9 21:40:20 MST 2000


Researching Eli Harrison (m. Martha Moore, dau. Charles Moore & Martha Hedgepeth--Martha Moore may have been Cherokee), Sarah Pentecost (m. Martin Boone), Eli Blankenship Pentecost, John Pentecost and Mary (Polly) Harrison Pentecost.
Beth Shipman
Submitted on Wed Feb 2 17:10:47 MST 2000


Martha Ann Butler was born in Clay Co., TN about 1890. She did bear a son by Lympus LYNCH in 1910 in the area. He was named Perry Butler. It was originally thought her brother John fathered Perry but a birth certificate suggests otherwise. She had another brother Sam. She married John Ervin ABNEY of Jackson Co. They divorced. She wound up in Logan Co., KY by 1923 married to John James PAGE and died in Todd Co., KY in 1955. All help appdreciated.
James Robert (Bobby) Campbell
Submitted on Tue Feb 1 14:56:13 MST 2000


In searching the SS index I found the following GARRETT'S listed in Clay Co. that I need all the family info on.
1. Margaret GARRETT b 4-4-1898 d April 1968
2. Robert GARRETT b 1-28-1916 d 11-15-1987
Ronald W. Garrett
Submitted on Fri Jan 28 19:40:05 MST 2000


I am trying to locate my Grandfather. He only lived to be in his late twenties. He had a son Born April 20th 1876 Who was Henry Clay WOODMy grandfather: John WOOD. My Gransmother a CARLISLE. Myt father was reared by a man Elisha NORTH Thank you for any info. Mary Pitt
Mary Pitt
Submitted on Mon Jan 24 13:48:07 MST 2000


If anyone has any information on Florintha G.(Pooge)STOCKTON. She was boned Mar.22 1889. She Married Millard REECER, and had 10 children. Ant information would be appecirated.
Cathy Goode
Submitted on Sat Jan 22 21:56:34 MST 2000


Lympus LYNCH is indicated on records at the Nashville Archives as the father of Perry BUTLER b. 1910 whose mother is Martha Ann BUTLER (my grandmother) that I inquired about in a previous inquiry in Clay Co., TN. Can any one shed any light on these relationships?
James Robert (Bobby) Campbell
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 08:41:32 MST 2000


I am searching for anyone who might have ties to Sarah "Sallie" Hamilton who married John W. Sliger 18 April 1871 in Clay County, Sarah was born 18 December 1847 and her mothers name was Francis, they are on the 1880 Clay County Census with three of Sarah's children (Robert, John and Dora). If anyone has any information on this family or any ancestors or descendants please contact me I have some info but need to fill in the blanks.
Robert Sliger
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 03:05:23 MST 2000


My great grandparents A P Chilton (Almariah Pohanton) and Sarah E Brown were married in Clay Co May 30, 1872. Some of the marriage indexes show A P as A T Chilton. They had several children. My grandfather, T E Chilton (Thomas Elbert) was born in Allons in February 1886. T E had several siblings some of them being Ebb Chilton, Ed Chilton and Wesley Chilton. I'm trying to locate where A P Chilton was born, died and who his parents were. I would also like to find out the same for Sarah E Brown (Chilton) or any other info for these families. Thank you very much. Your effort is greatly appreciated.
Michelle Chilton Forster
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 23:19:04 MST 2000


I am researching these ancestors from Clay County - my grandfather was John Thomas GARRETT born 1868, the oldest son of George Washington GARRETT and Sarah WADDLE. My grandmother was Mary Elizabeth BOWMAN Garrett, the oldest daughter of Joe BOWMAN and Jane DYER. They were both born in Clay County. I am looking for any ties to these families. I am happy to share information that I have. Beverley Hogan at
Beverley Hogan
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 22:11:52 MST 2000


Looking for decendents of W.T."Tom" MELTON 1876 - 1950 and Perlina DAVIS 1880 - 1957..... Perlina was the daughter of James K. Polk DAVIS and Malinda Ferbe RAY... My GGrandfather was William Jesse Lee DAVIS, brother of Perlina......Jesse DAVIS is buried at the Jessee Davis Cemetery at Pleasant Hill, Clay County. Please if there are any Melton decendent's, I would like to hear from you. Thank You , Eunice
Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 16:34:54 MST 2000


I am looking for any Link with John Wood Married to Louise Carlisle In Celina Tn in 1875 0r 76. John Died at 28 Henry Clay was Reared by Elisha North in Red Boiling Springs. I am just starting my familily tree. Any help appreciated. Thank you
Mary Clay Pitt
Submitted on Mon Jan 17 07:04:50 MST 2000


I am looking for information on Mary J. SAVAGE born Jan 1855 in Clay co. Tn. She married William H MARSHALL on Feb 7 1872 in Celina Tn. She is buried in the Moss Cem, died in 1934. Who are her parents and siblings? Thank you.
Randy Marshall
Submitted on Sun Jan 16 13:45:27 MST 2000


John E Jones in Springfield or Guthrie Ky. Could have lived with a Uncle as a small boy , about 1860s. Married Elizabeth McGuffy.
Mary Bryant
Submitted on Wed Jan 12 15:09:41 MST 2000


Looking for family tree lines. In particular Veal or Veala Killman of KY or TN? near border of middle TN & KY
Linda M. Scurlock -- PO Box 81749, San Diego, CA 92138-1749
Submitted on Sat Jan 8 18:31:30 MST 2000


Looking for information on my grandmother Martha Ann PAGE thought to have been born in Clay Co., TN in 1890. She may have born a son by her brother John BUTLER that was named Perry BUTLER. She may have had a brother named Sam. She married a John Ervin ABNEY from Jackson Co., TN probably in the teens or early 1920's and then married John James Page by 1923 bearing 3 kids, one of which was my mother. She lived mostly in Logan and Todd County, KY while married to John PAGE dying in Todd Co. in 1955. For some reason she is listed as Martha Thomas on my mother's birth certificate. All help appreciated.
James Robert (Bobby) Campbell
Submitted on Sun Jan 2 14:52:46 MST 2000


Looking for any information on a Smith York who married a Zora Belle Bean in late 1800s, Clay County TN. Regards, Brad York
Brad York
Submitted on Sun Jan 2 13:51:39 MST 2000


Looking for a BEDFORD CHERRY/CHERREY (Cherokee) & family in Clay Co, TN. Am also looking for the LESLIE DISMON (Not Cherokee) family. (Both families during the period of 1870 to 1950)
Karolyn Roberts
Submitted on Fri Dec 24 18:28:28 MST 1999


I am looking for any information on Millard REECER. He married a Florida STOCKTON in or around Clay county tenn.they had six children Pauline which married Charie Young GOODE, Hattie which married a RobertTROBAUGH, Amanda(Mandy) married a Bill STRONG, Clarance which died in Moss.and Dosha married Moss STRONG. If you can help me Please!
Cathy Goode
Submitted on Thu Dec 23 21:24:58 MST 1999


I am looking for information on the Clancy family of Moss, Clay County, TN. I understand they moved there sometime in the mid to early 1800's. My grandmother was raised there her fathers name was Leo(Buck)? Clancy. Her mother's maiden name was (we think) Bledsaw. Anyone having any info on the Clancy's please contact me. sharon
Sharon Hackworth
Submitted on Tue Dec 21 18:30:29 MST 1999


hi i am looking for any family members of my father howard ray dodson, my grandpa was millard ray dodson, gg-grandfater was hunter dodson married to ada dodson. anyone with information concerning this family please contact me. thanks
chambers/dodson linda
Submitted on Thu Dec 16 18:43:34 MST 1999


Looking for information on Hannaniah Lincoln.
John Elliott
Submitted on Tue Dec 14 20:52:29 MST 1999


Searching for BILLY JOHNSON, may have been left with a family in the state of Missourri. May have been gggf. apprx from 1836-1838. according to family oral history there was Cherokee Indian but can find nothing so far. Had a son John W. Johnson born abt .1857, Douglas Co. MO.
Lyle N. Johnson
Submitted on Sun Dec 5 21:56:32 EST 1999


A query was posted on 10/23/99 for SMITH/HEAD. I have had problems with my e-mail server that they cn not sent me anything over 5 meg bites. If you have sent me information on GOAD/HEAD would you resend in smaller messages. Thank you.
Mrs. Charles E Goad -- 236 Ball Park Rd., Anacoco, LA 71403
Submitted on Sun Dec 5 16:38:22 EST 1999


I am looking for information on my great-grandmother, Lula Mae Flate (or possibly Flatt) This is her maiden name. She was born August 2, 1897. I don't have much information, just what I have been told by others. Her mother's name was Louan ?????. She was born August 30, 1878. Lula also had a sister named Crayton, born July 21, 1895. Maiden name unknown, possibly started with a C. At some point they all moved to Arkansas. Louan married a Barlow Harris. Lula and Crayton, both married men by the name of Bogy. My grandfather said they were from Hilham. I have also been told she was a cousin of Cordell Hull and that he visited her in AR, one time. Any information will be appreciated.
Submitted on Sun Dec 5 01:04:04 GMT 1999


Looking for information on Albert Stockton and Veal or Veala Killman of Clay County also possible Cumberland County. May be of Cherokee decent. Approx 1880 or earlier.
Linda M Ruiz -- PO Box 81749, San Diego, CA 92138-1749
Submitted on Fri Dec 3 00:28:04 GMT 1999


Seeking information on Wm. Nevins and wife Eliz. Sims and their children who were all born in Overton Co., TN early 1800's.
Don Nevins
Submitted on Tue Nov 30 19:48:59 EST 1999


I am searching for the death year and place of burial for Elizabeth Marrow GLENN b.1746 and Samuel GLENN b 1744. They are buried at -HS, Clay Co., TN. I do not know what the HS stands for. Any help would be appreciated. Also did Clay County TN file wills? Thanks Glenda Walch
Glenda Walch
Submitted on Tue Nov 30 10:47:17 EST 1999


Looking for anyone researching ASHLOCK,WATSON,SCOTT in Clay County.
Freda ASHLOCK Carpenter
Submitted on Sun Nov 28 19:56:11 EST 1999


Looking for ancestors and descendants of Valentine MYERS and Sarah Jane WHITFIELD of Clay Co., TN. Valentine and Sarah and 10 of their 11 children came by covered wagon in 1868 to Daviess Co., IN. Their children were named Martha Jane, Simon, Louis, Mary, Vina, Nelson, Minerva, Rhoda, Catherine, and James. Sarah Jane Whitfield's parents owned a "huge cotton plantation with slaves," according to my grandmother's sister. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Kelly Oliver
Submitted on Sun Nov 28 18:53:57 EST 1999


Searching for connections to Elizabeth Searcy born 1794 near Boiling Springs, TN near Clay Co and Macon Co line. Elizabeth Searcy married Stephen Goodman.
Edith Bastin
Submitted on Sun Nov 28 08:16:53 EST 1999


LINDA DODSON/CHAMBERS -- 6339 mcdougal st, indpls, IN 46203
Submitted on Thu Nov 25 13:26:02 EST 1999


I am looking for a BEDFORD CHERRY who married Demercie Emma ?, and they had a daughter MINNIE CHERRY who married LESLIE DISMON. I suspect part of the family may have been born in Clay County and resided there, and part in Monroe & Barren Counties of Kentucy. Perhaps moved back and forth. Needing any information.
Karolyn Roberts
Submitted on Tue Nov 23 23:17:15 EST 1999


I am inquiring for any information regarding Bedford and Emma Cherry. They had, as far as my information goes at present, two children. The daughter's name was Minnie (my ggm) and the son's name was Silas. They ran/operated the 'National Stillery' in or around the Celina area. Minnie was born 2/8/1893. If you have any information regarding this family, it would be greatly appreciated.
Angi Alexander
Submitted on Tue Nov 23 03:51:35 EST 1999


would like to have a little information on willow grove the city or town before it was flooded.i have ancestors who were born there and i have friends with relatives and very close ties to willow relatives were the boohers and my friends are the family of willie george burroughs who was a barber in willow grove.the history of this town should not be allowed to die.i have searched through records of clay county ,overton county ,and pickett county and cannot find any records of willow grove before it was flooded.i know there was a post office, and that it was a fairly good sized town for its time ,there must be pictures of the community of willow grove somewhere.any help that you could give would be appreciated.
ronald mathis -- 409 hillview drive , livingston, TN 38570
Submitted on Sat Nov 20 19:53:38 EST 1999


I'm searching for info on William WILBORN, a widower, living in household w/son, Pleasant H. WILBORN in 1880 Clay County Census. William b/abt 1801 in Russell Co. Kentucky; mar/Elizabeth GRIDER abt 1821 in Cumberland Co. Kentucky. Any information on this family would be most helpful.
Eva Neeland
Submitted on Tue Nov 16 23:50:42 EST 1999


Looking for information on William (Bill) Thurman. He was my great Uncle and lived in Celina TN the majority of his life. Born approx 1903 died 1995 prox. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks
Lucy Bridges
Submitted on Sun Nov 14 22:07:22 EST 1999


I'm Looking for information on Alexander Davis, b.January,1862 Clay County Tennessee,Father was Allen Davis.Alexander Davis, Married Mattie,last name unknown, b.April,1866,Clay County Tennessee. They moved to Texas, on or around 1890.
Everett E. Hestand -- 2308 Golf View Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203-5526
Submitted on Mon Nov 8 14:09:53 EST 1999


I am searching for information on a ________MABERRY who married a Thomas MORGAN probably around 1868 in Clay Co. TN. They had daughters named Cora and Zora and a son named Varney. In the 1880 Clay Co. census, Thomas is listed as a widower. I am assuming his wife died during or just after Varney was born, in 1878. All I have on this lady is a maiden name, so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. LeAnn Morgan Stack
LeAnn Morgan Stack
Submitted on Sat Nov 6 22:50:54 EST 1999


birth record for Shannon Passaretti newborn baby
Submitted on Sat Nov 6 13:45:33 EST 1999


I am looking for information on the MOSS family in Clay Co, Tenn. Any information would be much appreciated. Elaine Fowler Southerland
Elaine Fowler Southerland
Submitted on Sat Nov 6 13:39:53 EST 1999


My grandmother was Lovie Reeser Napier Calhoune of Celina in Clay County of Middle Tennessee. Her mother was supposedly full or half Cherokee, My Grandfather was Bill Napier who came from eastern Kentucky/ West Virginia.
Denny Napier
Submitted on Sat Oct 30 09:50:38 EDT 1999


I need info on a document from my ggg grandfathers 2nd marriage. C.T. MORGAN m Elizabeth WATSON in Clay Co. TN in 1881. There is a document that reads: Know all Men by these presents, That we, C.T. MORGAN, and M.S. BURNESS, are held and firmly bound unto the State of TN, in the sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, to be void on condition that there be no lawful cause why the said CT MORGAN and Elizabeth WATSON should not be joined together as husband and wife in holy wedlock, else remain in full force and virtue. This 27 day of Nov. 1881. Can anyone tell me what this means?? Please email me, Thank you, LeAnn Morgan Stack
LeAnn Morgan Stack
Submitted on Sun Oct 24 12:14:27 EDT 1999


Does anyone know anything about Obediah & Sarah Leonard in the early 1820's? Are they buried in the Leonard Cemetery in Clay County?
Cathy Leonard
Submitted on Sat Oct 23 23:34:18 EDT 1999


Smith GOAD was married to a Belle HEAD. They had 5 boys and 5 girls and lived around Celina and Red Boiling Springs TN. One of the boys name was Elmo GOAD and moved to Illinois. Elmo GOAD married a Aileen Pearly MARTIN, who was born in Tennessee --mother was Lola BROWN and father Thomas MARTIN--at age 18 years old at Murdock, Illinois on Dec. 25, 1927. Elmo GOAD was 26 years old, so that would make his birth date about 1901. Elmo GOAD died in Feb. 1938 leaving his wife Aileen, 4 young children and one child on the way. In his obituary it stated that Elmo GOAD had one sister living in Nashville Tn. named Mrs. Hardy HILL. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Any information concerning this family would be deeply appreciated. This information was taken from marriage certificate and obituary from newspaper.
Mrs. Charles E. GOA D -- 236n Ball ParK Rd., Anacoco, LA 71403
Submitted on Sat Oct 23 11:54:09 EDT 1999


Trying to find Clay County links to family of James LOWHORN. Wife was Lavina and children include Asa, Micajah, Ambrose, Rutha J, Lewis and Olive. Believe son Ambrouse (Ambrus) married Bernette West in Clay County on 29 Nov 1879. Any connections out there?
Lisa Perry
Submitted on Fri Oct 22 21:30:51 EDT 1999


Searching for information on NEVINS & GATES families of Clay County with particular interest in the following individuals: OATHER NEVINS, VELVA GATES, JEFFERSON D. NEVINS, ELIZABETH GREEN, GREENBERRY GATES, DORA PETERMAN, JACOB W. GATES, and FANNY STONE. These are my grandparents, g. grandparents, & g.g. grandparents. The date range that I know they lived in Clay County is from 1908 back. If anyone can be of help, I would appreciate it.
Mark T. Nevins -- 610 N. Second St, Boonville, IN 47601
Submitted on Fri Oct 22 10:15:44 EDT 1999


Looking for information regarding Robert F. Thurman who lived in Clay Co. for the 1890 Civil War Veteran census. He fought as a private in Company C 10th Regiment of the Tennessee Cavalry. Any help or leads are appreciated.
Deborah Thurman Parks
Submitted on Thu Oct 21 22:32:02 EDT 1999


Robert, DAVIS, Clay Co, TN was b 1804 in NC. Robert m Anna YORK b 1807 SC who was the daughter of Richard YORK, JR & Jane "Jennie" HIBBET. Children: 1. Allen b 8/27/1824 Clay, TN (CW Vet) 2. Elizabeth b 1829 Clay, TN 3. Richard b 1830 Clay, TN 4. Jane b 1833 5. Mary "Polly" b 1/9/1836 Clay, TN 6. Andrew J. b 8/30/1838 Clay, TN 7. Meredith Aaron b 1840 Clay, TN 8. Nancy L. b 1846 Clay, TN 9. Martha A. 1849 Clay, TN Does anyone have parents names of Robert DAVIS (NC)?
Georgia Draves
Submitted on Thu Oct 21 13:11:10 EDT 1999


I am interested in finding out if there is a cemetery book or any records for the TURNER cemetery located in Hermitage Springs, TN. My ggg grandparents and gg grandparents are burried there and some more of my ancestors. Around their graves are empty spots and I would like to know if these are empty or just umarked graves. And also some of my ancestors stones are unreadable and I'm very interested in any information on them. It was such a joy when my mother and myself found these graves finally. Any and all information is greatly appreceiated. Thanks
Kristie Turner Johnson -- 551 B Jackson Road, Portland, TN 37148
Submitted on Mon Oct 11 19:08:11 EDT 1999


1st query Looking for anyone who feels helpfull! Just looking for EXACT directions to Tinlsey's Bottom. It's not on any map we own(but then again we live in Illinois) just general hwys is fine, as long as we don't wind up lost in the mountains.:-) thanks Amanda
Amanda Tinsley -- 6513 Twin Deer Run, Roscoe, IL 61073-7243
Submitted on Sat Oct 9 16:14:53 EDT 1999


Need info on any Fisher families in Clay Co, Tn.
Janelle Fisher Williams
Submitted on Sat Sep 25 21:54:08 EDT 1999


Looking for information on a Sarah "Elizabeth" CHERRY who married a Elbert DENHAM on 10/15/1874 in Clay Co., TN. NOTE: The reference that I have found to the marriage lists her name as Elizabeth "PARKER" so it is possible that she was married prior to the Denham marriage--only explanation that I have at this time. Looking for names of her parents, siblings, etc. Any information would be appreciated! Thank You!
Peggy Barber
Submitted on Sat Sep 25 17:59:04 EDT 1999


Any information you can give me about my ggg Grandmother DelilahMoore/More born about 1832. Delilah married Samuel Beeler. Only feel,after seeing other sites that she may have come from Clay county. Also looking for Chessaphy jackson who was born in early 1800.Chessaphy married George Washington Armstrong.
Rdee Lazzaro -- 602 Currant Court, LaPlata, MD 20646
Submitted on Tue Sep 21 20:38:20 EDT 1999


need help finding parents of jake bennett GREENWOOD b.april 17, 1870 in clay co., tn. d. april 1, 1951 in moore co., tn. also need to find parents of his wife fanny mae HEAD b.august 4, 1867 in clay co. d.may 21,1940 in moore co. found minerva GREENWOOD sanders, jakes sister but cant find parents. please help! thanks!
Carol Driver -- 120 Robinson Lane, Shelbyville, TN 37160
Submitted on Fri Sep 17 23:38:55 EDT 1999


I am researching a M.E. Thurman who married A.G. Stocktoon in Clay County on February 21, 1879. Any leads would be appreciated on their families and where they lived.
Deborah Thurman Parks
Submitted on Fri Sep 17 22:16:02 EDT 1999


Elizabeth RICH, b-1830-31 at Celina Tn. was dtr of Alford, mar'd 1st to Enoch? FOX, 2nd to Jonathon H. MULKEY, b-4 Sept, 1826. This MULKEY fam. moved to Ark/Okla prior to 1900. FOX ch'n= Louisa, Rial & Milly Frances. Both dtrs. mar'd SMITH. MULKEY ch'n= Wm Landon b-1863, mar'd Daisy LEDBETTER?, Joseph Bennett b-1865, mar'd 2nd to Carrie MYERS, Mary(Molly),b-1967, mar'd Wm VICKERY, Martha J. b-1869, mar'd CHRISWELL, & Isaac Newton b-1873, mar'd Lura Pierce. Desperately need any info on Jonathon MULKEY parents/sibs etc. Also anything on this FOX family. Will share! Ruth at
Ruth NATALE -- 533 Jenkins St. Apt. 4, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Submitted on Fri Sep 10 15:10:18 EDT 1999


Looking for any information on Bedford F. Turner said to be born in Clay County, Tennessee on May 30, 1867. Very interested in finding his parents, Bedford is my gg grandfather, and I would like to find more out about his family, but so far we can't find anything. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Kristie Turner Johnson -- 551 B Jackson Road, Portland, TN 37148
Submitted on Thu Sep 9 21:45:11 EDT 1999


My g-g-grandfather is Clarence Arms, who married Ginny Short. They lived in Celina, TN. Thier daughter, my g-grandmother, Pauline Arms, married Millard Ray Dodson. Clarence's parents are Jeff Arms and Jane Dodson. If anyone has any information on the parents of Jeff Arms or Ginny Short, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
Gina Riggles
Submitted on Sun Sep 5 00:57:37 EDT 1999


I am looking for information on John Albert RHODES, born Rector Ark, Clay County, April 17, 1885. Is there anyone of the family left in Clay County? Who were his parents, siblings? He later married a Cherokee (?) woman named Ola Hettie (Mae) THORNBURG from Woodstock, TN (2/14/1905) Any info on her also greatly appreciated.
Linda J. Drake -- P.O. Box 712704, Santee, CA 92072-2704
Submitted on Sat Sep 4 01:36:57 EDT 1999


Am seeking any information on Moses Burnett b.c.1820 Tn and his wife Esther (maiden name unk) b.c. 1819 Tn. Children were Nancy b.c. 1844(md. Jesse Skipworth), Mary "Polly" b.c. 1846, Permelia b.c. 1847, Milton b.c. 1850, and John Monroe b. Jun 1854 (md. Ardelia Harp). Would like to find when and where Moses and Esther were married and her maiden name. Moses and Esther were enum. on 1850 Clay census with Zachaus Potter b.c. 1797 Va. and his wife and 6 ch. Is there a relationship between the Burnetts and Potters? Is Esther's maiden name Potter? Thanks in advance for any help. Dona Robertson,
Dona Robertson
Submitted on Tue Aug 31 18:13:59 EDT 1999


Warren Gregg
Submitted on Sun Aug 29 12:31:04 EDT 1999


I am looking for information on Mary Jane Ford. She is my great-grandmother. Her son Virgil Carter is my grandfather. I recently found her name in an obituary for another son of hers, but I am unable to locate any other information on her. I believe her dob was probably 12-07-1872. I have been led to Clay County through another posting that includes her name, but I am unable to reach that individual as their e-mail address is no longer valid. The other posting had her father as Lisby? (or ?Leslie) Ford. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Suzie Carter
Suzie Carter
Submitted on Fri Aug 27 17:06:52 EDT 1999


Seeking information and willing to share. William Lafayette Brown b.1858, John Jasper Brown b. 1836, Robert P. Brown b. 1810. AlsoWilliam Horace Anderson, husband of Ethel M. Brown.
Britt Anderson
Submitted on Tue Aug 24 05:48:48 EDT 1999


Looking for information on James William KEEN(listed in 1880 census as 17yrs old, sister Alice, mother Martha living in Poorhouse in Celina, TN, born in TN) Married Margaret BILBREY in 1882, married Ruth ODEL in 1896, and EvaLina BURCHETT in 1903. My great-grandmother is Ruth ODEL. She had two children Lannie B and Anna Lee before her death. Ruth had a sister named Melissa(m Atchley) and Dora. James William (J.W.) lived in the 6th district 1900 census and the 3rd district in 1920 census. Need information about J.W.'s father (listed as born in Pa on 1900 census) and mother's maiden name. Story is that J.W.'s father was taken during the Civil War and never heard from again. May have lived in the Cumberland County KY during this time. Think Ruth Odel may have been buried in Tinsley's Bottom community. Any information would be appreciated.
cathy mcwright -- 405 Old Oak, Hermitage, TN 37076
Submitted on Mon Aug 23 16:32:32 EDT 1999


I am looking for information on Elzie Bond who lived in Clay Co. in the 1870's he had been in civil War was in Union Co E 5th Ky. Calvary and later 3rd Ky Calv. also looking for his friend (they later had 3 children marry) Elbert Whitaker (think he might have been in Confederate. Whitaker at sometimes in prob. the 1880's lived in Jackson Co. Tn.
Lois Bond Ringham
Submitted on Sun Aug 22 22:19:33 EDT 1999


I am looking for any information on the illusive Blakley's from Clay county.
Robin Hodges
Submitted on Sat Aug 21 10:24:13 EDT 1999


Looking for family of William HOGAN who came to Willis Bottom area of Clay Co. abt about 1780, married Jennie ROGERS and had a large family. His children may include Daniel & William(William may have married Mary SPEARS)who were possibly 1/2 Indian, mother from Va., then Young, Charlie, a son or grandson William Hogan who married Mattie and had a son James W. Searching for the connection to Elcanah D. and Peter HOGAN (who may have been born MOULTON)and emigrated to Ark., Tex, and Okla.
Jeanette Bismark
Submitted on Mon Aug 16 14:54:04 EDT 1999


Need information on John Franklin Shaw and his father, Thomas J. Shaw and wife, Susan Landes. John was born in Moore County in 1861 but moved to Celina when Lynchburg started making whiskey. Would love to have any information regarding the Shaws.
Vicki Earls -- 1217 Winding Way, Nashville, TN 37216
Submitted on Mon Aug 16 08:46:25 EDT 1999


My great great grandfather was Sam Plumlee who Married Mary Penelope Smith, probably around late 1880's or 1890. They had four children, Steve Plumlee, Marvin Plumlee, Gilly Ann Plumlee Pennington and I don't know what the baby's name was.
Lisa Hibbs
Submitted on Sun Aug 15 11:28:33 EDT 1999


I am looking for any information on Love and Dove MUNDAY, believed to have been born in western North Carolina in 1890. They had one brother that I know, by the name of Fayth. Love MUNDAY married Margaret (JONES) EARLY and they settle in Blueridge, Georgia. They had two sons Ed and Fred MUNDAY, not twins. Love MUNDAY died February 4, 1935 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia Any and all information about this family appreciated.
Submitted on Sat Aug 14 21:01:00 EDT 1999


I am looking for information on Mary B. ASHBY who married a Dr. William P. Lindsey and moved to Clay Co., TN before 1900 (have census soundex). Mary died before 1910 but do not have date or where. I suspect she may be in Dr. Lindsey's cemetery but do not have a listing of it. Also would be interested if they had children and if he remarried. Do not have a date of death for Dr. William P. Lindsey but show birthdate approx. July 1849 according to soundex 1900 Clay Co., TN census. Any information would be helpful. I have family information on the Ashby's. Also have a photo of Mary and William taken on August 28, 1890 at my great-great grandfather Alex Ashby's wedding. Mary was his sister. Thank you. Sharon Neill at
Sharon Neill -- 208 Keysburg Road, Allensville, KY 42204
Submitted on Mon Aug 9 17:22:49 EDT 1999


I am researching the KEY family of TN..Monroe Richard KEY born 1875 and his bro Jack KEY are out of Jax, TN. and I thought maybe they had crossed into Clay CO.TN at one time or another. Does anyone know of any relation to these guys? Thanks
Challon Mann Gintz
Submitted on Fri Aug 6 11:34:28 EDT 1999


I am searching for info on my ggfather, CHARLEY MORGAN. He married ELIZABETH WATSON. They had at least one son, PERRIN HERBERT MORGAN b-JUL 10 1885 in Clay County TN. I am searching for any info on this family. Email me at: Thank you!!
LeAnn Morgan Stack
Submitted on Fri Aug 6 01:07:23 EDT 1999


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