Clay County, Tennessee Queries

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I am looking for information on my gggrandparents, Scott GRAY who married Elizabeth THOMPSON. I do not have any date for the marriage. My ggrandparents were John Thomas WHITE (born Pike County, IN). He married Martha Avy GRAY [born 07/12/1869 (?)TN-died 06/07/1907 Gibson County, IN]. They lived in the Celina, Clay County, TN area. They moved to Gibson County, IN. She is buried at IOOF cemetery at Union, Pike County, IN. She had a brother also named Scott GRAY. He is buried at Montgomery cemetery at Oakland City, Gibson County, IN. My grandfather, Carson Carlton WHITE, was born in Celina, TN before they moved to Gibson County. Does anyone have any information on the GRAY and/or THOMPSON families? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I am unable to travel to Tennessee at this time.
J. Stewart
Submitted on Sat Dec 29 21:54:01 MST 2001


My family is from Clay County, TN. My Grandmas maiden name is REECER. Her first name is Hattie. She married a Robert TROBAUGH. Her mothers maiden name was STOCKTON. Her first name was Florintha. and her fathers name was Millard REECER. Florintha STOCKTONS parents names were Al and Amanda. Anyone with any information please help me.
Kiley J. Trobaugh
Submitted on Fri Dec 28 16:55:25 MST 2001


Am still looking for information concerning my great-grandmother, Tine Smith. She was found in 1900 Jackson County, TN census. She is listed as single, b.April 1868-TN, and boarding with William and Ada Tinsley, in the Tinsley Bottom Community. Occupation given, day laborer. Could not read or write, did speak English. Census listed her as having 4 children, 2 living. My grandfather, Amos Smith was listed as living with her at the time, he would have been about 2 years old. Her other child was Joe Smith, b.May 4, 1886. Joe married Thena Smith, daughter of Willie Laffett Smith and Icy Hix Smith. Amos, my grandad, married Katie Katherine Hix. Would really be interested in finding out more about Tine, her parents and brothers/sisters. Am also interested in finding out who Kate Smith is, she was listed above Tine and grandad's name. She was born Sept 1886, would like to know how/if she's connected to Tine. Thanks in advance for anything anyone might be able to tell me.
Kathy Stafford
Submitted on Sun Dec 23 21:37:47 MST 2001


My Great Great Grandmother was born in Pisgah,Ala,a Cherokee,full bodied Indian,Judith MEADOWS. She married a ROBERTS and they moved at some time to Bradley County where her daughter,Emma or Emmaline ROBERTS were born. Emma was born around 1887. She married and had several children which one was my Grandmother,Bertie Mae Griffin Mansel born June 7,1915 in Black Fox Community,Bladley County. If you have any more info please e-mail me.
Tammy Jenkins -- Rt3,Box 447A,Bowman Cemetery Road, Soddy Daisy,, TN 37379
Submitted on Sun Dec 16 18:00:20 MST 2001


I am looking for inofrmation on the origion of the Bauman Gabbert Family who lived near the Heard Ridge School in Caly County TN. I think his father was G.W. Gabbert as I have a deed with that name on it in that vicinity.
Submitted on Sat Dec 15 08:57:26 MST 2001


I am looking for any info on Lloyd Daniel. He married Edna Grimsley and they lived in Willow Grove until they flooded the area. They moved to Cookeville then. If you have any information, please contact me.
Melissa McDermott
Submitted on Fri Dec 14 19:39:47 MST 2001


Searching for parents and/or siblings of John B. Bailey who lived in Butler's Landing, Tennessee around 1860. He married Nancy J. Bowman, daughter of Rial Bowman and Cynthia Rich around 1860 or 1861. John and Nancy had children named Susan, Isaiah, John, Alexander, Elizabeth, William, Martha, Mary and Sarah. May have been related to other Bailey's in the Butler's Landing area - Thomas, John G., and Abraham.
Robert Pirtle -- 10801 Galsworthy Lane, Austin, TX 78739
Submitted on Sat Dec 8 12:26:24 MST 2001


Mackie Odell JOHNSON is searching for information on KEY/JOHNSON Family in clay county if you have any information on a Nancy Ollie Belle KEY or George Spencer JOHNSON please e-mail me
Mackie Odell Johnson
Submitted on Sat Dec 1 17:47:27 MST 2001


Seeking info on Frona KIRBY b May 8, 1886 in Moss, Clay Co, Tn. She married Granville Lee PIPPIN ca 1902. Father's first name may have been Rance. Moved to Gainesboro, Jackson Co, Tn and then to Warren Co., Ky in 1913 by wagon. Siblings: Ella, Eva, Ira and William. Children of Frona and Granville: Alton, James Henry, Elmo, Andy, Paul, Melvin and Arthur (Jack) PIPPIN. Any info greatly appreciated.
Priscilla Sadler
Submitted on Thu Nov 22 20:41:01 MST 2001


Im trying to locate the name of the General Merchandise Store operated by my g-great grandmother, Sarah W. McMurtrey Bailey.After the civil war she and sons ran a store in either Monroe co. Ky or Clay County Tenn. She was married to John Gilliam Bailey,sr until his 10-08-1850 death. She stayed in the area until nov 1883 when she moved to Sumner county Kansas to live with her son John Gilliam Bailey,jr.
talley bailey -- 136 w 8th street, ft dix, NJ 08640
Submitted on Wed Nov 14 12:59:37 MST 2001


Submitted on Tue Oct 30 09:34:48 MST 2001


WATKINS, MORGAN, LYNN,WINDLE - Searching for information on Benjamin WATKINS and Merrin WATKINS listed in the 1820 census for Overton County TN. Also information on John M(errin) WATKINS who married Sarah (possibly WARTHEN). They are listed in the 1850 census for Overton county. Especially interested in their son, Benjamin, who married Hester Ann MORGAN (daughter of Darby Henley MORGAN and Sally LYNN). Their daughter, Floy Arnetta "Nettie" married my grandfather, Robert Sewell WINDLE and lived in Granite OK. Their daughter, my mother, was named Robbie Ann and married Vestal Allen RUSK. Would also appreciate any census information from Clay County in 1870, etc. re the WATKINS and MORGAN families. Any information appreciated.
Carolyn Kinnison -- Rt 1, Box 62, Granite, OK 73547
Submitted on Wed Oct 17 17:18:40 MDT 2001


Trying to locate information on parents of John F. ODLE, b. 1866. d. 1902 in Arkansas. His parents were from Tennessee and moved to Arkansas (probably Faulkner County). They may have been relatives or friends with the SUTTERFIELD/SATTERFIELD family.
Nancy Odle Elliott
Submitted on Thu Oct 11 20:37:18 MDT 2001


Does anyone have any information on DOVIE KERR SUTTON and REV. L.D. SUTTON. They were my ggrandparents. All I know that Dovie was born in Celina (Clay Co.) Tennessee in 4-8-1893 and died in Ohio on 11-30-1986. Any information pertaining to her or him would be grateful!
Laura Crews
Submitted on Fri Oct 5 10:18:16 MDT 2001


Ggfather was Willie Green GRISHAM b.Oct. 15, 1876 in Clay Co.TN. On April 24, 1902 he m. Martha Tennessee PLUMLEE b. Oct. 5, 1883, Newton Co. AR(in WA state?)By 1906 they were living in Compton(?), AR. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. (Class project)
Kathy Smith
Submitted on Mon Oct 1 12:20:13 MDT 2001


GENTRY,CATHARINE born August 1845 possibly in CLAY.CO.,TN. Married to Riley DAVIS. I know through family members they spent a good amount of time in the UNION HILL area.In 1880 KY census all children born in TN.Thank you.
Linda Reynolds-Cook
Submitted on Wed Sep 19 08:54:59 MDT 2001


Requiring any information on William LACKINS,farm hand in 1869 on Jones farm in Clay County Tennessee.Believe he father the children of Lucy Jones.Children;Hiram Mansfield Jones, Armanda Jones, and Isaac Jones.Any information would gladly be accepted.I am a direct descendent of Lucy Jones,she was my gggrandmother.Thank you
Cheryl Jones-Vannoy
Submitted on Tue Sep 18 16:12:48 MDT 2001


I am looking for information about My ancestors, Mark and Mary Hay Morgan. In their travels from Nash Co., NC they lived in Owsley Co., KY and Celina, Clay Co., and Overton Co., TN. At least three children were probably born there: Elizabeth E. Morgan (Mar. 29th, 1854), Mark Morgan (Sep. 9, 1856), and George Washington Morgan (Dec. 24, 1859). The family entually moved to Green Co., KY and appear in the 1870 census there. Does anyone have any othe info? TN Census? Residence? Birth records? Other relatives.
Michael Morgan
Submitted on Sun Sep 16 12:45:41 MDT 2001


Does anyone know of a "Chris Mabry Cemetery" in Clay County? Two of my ancestors. Robert and Claiborn Savage, have been listed as being buried in the above cemetery but no one seems to know where it is. I have a copy of Mr. Webb's good "Tombstone Inscriptions" book which lists two Mabry cemeteries but no Chris Mabry. Thanks for any help.
Submitted on Fri Sep 14 22:21:10 MDT 2001


I am trying to find the burial place for my great grandmother, Martha E. (BIRDWELL)AYTES, who died on April 8, 1888,after giving birth to my grandfather. I was told by an elderly family member she was buried in Clay County but she couldn't remember the name of the cemetary. I thought maybe in the BIRDWELL cemetary but don't really know for sure. I searched most of the cemetary's in Jackson County a few years ago, where my grandfather was born to no advail. Appreciate any help.
Submitted on Tue Sep 11 10:28:33 MDT 2001


Looking for anyone with info or related to the following Clay Co., TN folks: George GRIDER (m. Nancy MITCHELL, 4/21/1875); I.M.? GRIDER (m. Nancy GLASS, 2/15/1879); James GRIDER (m. Martha GRAHAM, 5/15/1876); James M. GRIDER (m. L.J. SHORT, 12/2/1873); John GRIDER (m. Martha A. KING, 2/8/1877); Elizabeth GRIDER (m. Josiah STUART, 7/7/1877); Elizabeth A. GRIDER (m. Granville BRUMIT, 12/6/1878); Jane GRIDER (m. James M. COPASS, 2/17/1878); Mary GRIDER (m. W.S. FREEMAN, 12/23/1877). Cornelius GRIDER (43), Mary L. (39), John E., and Silvanus HUDDLESTON (14-f), in same household in 1870 Clay Co. census. W.H. GRIDER and Maget I. (sp?) GRIDER, members of Church of Christ on Trace Creek as late as 1874. I appreciate any help. Thanks, Ray Gryder, II Chester, VA
Ray Gryder, II
Submitted on Thu Sep 6 09:50:37 MDT 2001


looking for information on the Clinton HAWKINS family they lived in moss clay co tn in the early 1900's they had the following children Charles Avert,Hattie Lee and Robert Dillard Hattie was born in Moss on 3-29-1907 thank you for any help ,Becky
Submitted on Tue Aug 28 19:38:14 MDT 2001


Looking for any information on John Blackburn and Nancy DOTSON MCCORMACK they owned McCormack ridge farm in Clay co and are buried there thank you for any help
Submitted on Tue Aug 28 19:34:54 MDT 2001


I am looking for the parents of JOHN WILLIAM WISDOM. He was born in 1850. His daughter, ADA KATE WISDOM m. THOMAS BUTLER MAYFIELD. She was born in WILLOW GROVE, TN., CLAY CO.
Daris Mullinax -- 113 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Submitted on Mon Aug 27 21:16:20 MDT 2001


Can anyone provide a source for purchasing the Clay Co. Cemetery Book? Thanks.
Jerald Brown
Submitted on Mon Aug 27 10:12:37 MDT 2001


Looking for information on Milton Boyles who married Julia Ann Brady in Clay County, TN in 1874. I think that Julia may have died and Milton remarried Nanny W. Gee also in Clay County, TN in 1875. Also, would like to know where these people are buried. Thank you.
Shirley Colvin
Submitted on Thu Aug 16 17:08:52 MDT 2001


lookin for more info ... on Noah DENTON and Sarah WELCH and their son James and his wife , Nancy EADS and their son , Ozias Frank DENTON
Janine Goodson
Submitted on Wed Aug 15 14:39:31 MDT 2001


Submitted on Tue Aug 14 19:23:09 MDT 2001


Looking for info on JEREMIAH LESTER, born in Tennessee about 1814.
Cynthia A. Garringer
Submitted on Fri Aug 10 13:55:57 MDT 2001


Does anyone Know where Mill Creek is? Its spost to be In Clay Co but I cant find it anywhere... is it a Community or a Road? what?.. I need to find the Langford Cemetery and Its on Mill Creek.. please feel free to email me at
Submitted on Wed Aug 8 06:05:57 MDT 2001


Searching for information regarding George Washington Winn, married to Sophia Huckaby. My family is trying to trace our ancestry and keep hitting dead ends. Date of birth is September 1862. I have his date of death in 1913 which there is no record of. Any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance, Jim Presson
Jim Presson
Submitted on Mon Aug 6 21:03:28 MDT 2001


I am looking for any information on the CRAVEN family living in Clay County, possibly Willow Grove around the years of 1890 - 1920. I can find little info on my ancestors. My grandfather's name was Iver Edison CRAVEN, and his father's name, I believe, was Soloman Smith CRAVEN. Any info would be appreciated.
Mike Herro -- 1748A South 3rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Submitted on Sat Aug 4 09:45:52 MDT 2001


I am looking for any info. about Lucetta WHITSON-HEAD. She was born in 1846, in Jackson Co. TN. She married Isaac HEAD. He was born in 1840 and died in a logging accident after 1884, in Butler's Landing. They had 7 children: Martha b. 1868, Barzilla b.1870, Braxton b. 1872,Benton b. 1875, Willie b.1877,Wilson b. 1879, and Settie Belle. I am trying find out what happened to her after her husband died. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Mon Jul 30 17:24:55 MDT 2001


Looking for the parents & siblings of Ruphus ARMSTRONG b 1823 TN d 1899 Vernon Co, MO m Mary Elizabeth CRAFT b 1827 Cumberland Co, KY d Vernon Co, MO. Children: John V. b 1849 Clinton Co, KY m Harriet ??; George Stephens b 1851 Clinton Co, KY m 1875 Clay Co, TN Leona BROWN; Mary E. b 1854 Clinton Co, KY m John CARTER; William b 1858 Overton Co, TN; Joel B. b 1861 Clay Co, TN m Harriet COOPER; Franklin R. b 1864 Overton Co, TN; Lulu b 1869 Overton Co, TN m Taylor DIXON.
Liz Hazer-Prohaska
Submitted on Thu Jul 26 14:59:16 MDT 2001


Looking for information on the parents & siblings of Leona & Viola BROWN, twins born 1862 TN. They are in the 1870 Overton Co, TN, Mouth of Wolf, census with their mother Diana ?? & stepfather, James H. RICHARDSON. Leona married George Stephens ARMSTRONG 1875, Clay Co, TN. Viola married James P. DENNIS in Clay Co, TN. The Armstrong & Dennis families both moved to Neveda, Vernon Co, MO.
Liz Hazer-Prohaska
Submitted on Thu Jul 26 14:47:39 MDT 2001


Looking for information on Willie Joe & Hessie Stanford. Also, looking for information on St. John's cementery at Willow Grove.
Vicki Cummings
Submitted on Wed Jul 25 16:32:40 MDT 2001


I am researching my ties to Clay County,Tennessee via my Bailey family.My great grandad was Rev. Josephus Bailey who on 12-18-1870 in Clay County Tenn married Eleanor Thompson.She was the daughter of Greenberry Thompson and Juliana Bowman Thompson.Juliana was the daughter of Rial Bowman. The Bailey's left Clay County,Tennessee for Texas County, Missouri by 1872 and homesteaded property there. I am trying to determine who Josephus Bailey's parents were as he was born 8-8-1850 in or near Tompkinsville Ky.Josephus was a circuit riding minister of the Camelite faith. Thanks for all responses.
Talley Bailey -- 136 w 8th street, ft dix, NJ 08640
Submitted on Sat Jul 21 05:40:07 MDT 2001


I am seeking info on my greatgrandmother Vergie Lee(Browning)Long, who married Fowler Long and were residents of Clay county. I need to know who Vergie's parents were and birth dates for Vergie and her parents. Also, death dates and place of burial,and where Vergie and her parents originated from. All help greatly appreciated. Thank You, Yours Truely,
Debora (Long)Stanfield
Submitted on Thu Jul 12 12:01:44 MDT 2001


I have just found that the community in which my family lived, Sweet Gum Plains, is now under Dale Hollow Lake. I noticed that there are some Watson family cemetaries in what is now Clay county. I wonder if anyone could share with me the names of the people buried within these cemetaries. I am looking specifically for Fleming Watson.
Angie Watson Brown
Submitted on Mon Jul 9 11:36:34 MDT 2001


Looking for any information on these people: Alton and Betsy Douglas Hayes, Milton G. and Millie Ann Harris Hayes, George B. and Mont Tivie Brown Hayes.
Glen Hayes
Submitted on Sun Jul 8 08:52:26 MDT 2001


Does anyone have any surname spellings that could be BOLES/BOWLES? Are they missing from Clay Co? If so, let me know, for I am looking for any BOLES/BOWLES or other spellings that may have migrated to Ky.. Also, am looking for the same missing surnames of TAYLOR and SIDWELL. Write me at: Thank you, Ludema Bowles
Ludema Bowles
Submitted on Sun Jul 1 11:50:22 MDT 2001


I was wondering if anyone knows of the Henry Asberry Cemetary in Clay County? Where it is located at. I am planning a trip down there this summer and would like to visit the Cemetary.
Submitted on Wed Jun 6 20:10:19 MDT 2001


I am looking for the final resting place of Hananiah Lincoln. The historical marker on the Clay/Jackson County line states it is about 2 miles from the marker. Does anyone have any more specific information on the location of this cemetary?
Submitted on Wed Jun 6 12:40:33 MDT 2001


I am searching for information about Joe Smith, b.1886 d.1958. He was a half brother to my grandad, Amos Smith, b.1898 d.1957. Their mother's name was Tine Smith, b.abt1863 d.abt1909-10. She was living in the Tinsley's Bottom community near the Jackson/Clay county line during the 1900 census. Any information about any of these people listed above would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
Kathy Stafford -- 3200 N Grundy Quarles Hwy, Gainesboro, TN 38562
Submitted on Wed May 30 14:54:14 MDT 2001


I am looking for any information on John C. and Samual Hice TURNER. Hice was my ggfather and his sons were Otis, Estle, Edward (Swifty), Buford, and Woodrow. Hice is reported as dying by gun shot on his death certificate and no one knows what happened. Edward was my grandfather
Bob Turner
Submitted on Wed May 30 07:25:29 MDT 2001


I am looking for descendents of John and Sally Celina (Morgan) Van Hooser and David Jefferson and Margaret Florida (Carnahan) McCoin. They are my greatgrand parents.
Fran Van Hooser Allison
Submitted on Tue May 29 18:31:31 MDT 2001


Is anyone working of the GOOLSBY families in Clay County? I am very interested, my GOOLSBY'S are from Martin's Creek before 1820. Would like to exchange information. Bettie in TN
Bettie Goolsby -- 680 Dakota, Cookeville, TN 38501
Submitted on Sun May 20 16:22:30 MDT 2001


Saw a listing in the marriage records of Clay county, TN, for LYON,John E. & BROWN, Mattie B., 13 Feb 1873. A name posted next toMattie's was BROWN, C.The marriage book is A200. Am wondering whoBROWN, C. was. Can anyone help me out?
Mary Alice BROWN
Submitted on Wed May 16 21:36:12 MDT 2001


I am looking for my information on my ggreat grandfather Henry ASBERRY, alias Joshua AMONS.The Civil War Pension Index list Henry's alias as Joshua AMONS wife Polly AMONS. Henry was born in 1822 in Virginia and d. Dec.2, 1921 in Tn. His wife Polly "Prock" Turner was b. 1835 in Tn. and d. 1925 in Tn. Children of Henry and Polly's kids: 1. Newton b. 1866 in Tn, 2. Huel Asberry b. Sept 10, 1870 in Tn and d. Dec 2, 1940 in Tn, 3. Lucinda Asberry b. 1875 in Ky, 4. Mary Sara Asberry b. 1877 in Ky, 5. Susan Asberry 1882, 6. Luana Asberry b. 1885,7. Sude Asberry she married Abe CROSS, 8. Nette Asberry she married Hise TURNER, 9. Laura Belle Asberry she married Everett CROSS.Any information would be appreciated.
Submitted on Wed May 2 20:07:04 MDT 2001


My cousin is looking for a friend that she went to school with. Her name is Sue Greer. My cousin's name is Sammie Chambers. they both lived on Russell St. in Nashville. If anyone has any info on Sue or knows how to contact her. Please contact me Deb Horton at will see that Sammie gets the message thanks
Deb Horton
Submitted on Thu Apr 26 10:11:33 MDT 2001


Looking for any Sargent or Royall anywhere in Tennessee prior to 1840
Gene Royall
Submitted on Fri Apr 13 15:17:27 MDT 2001


I am looking for info on Nancy ARTERBERRY b. 9-2-1828 d.5-22-1887 Clay Co., Tenn.buried Plumlee Cem., Dry Creek, Clay Co., Tenn. She married Samuel "Black Sam" PLUMLEE from Arcott Comm. Clay Co., Tenn. son of Denton, son of William PLUMLEE. I am looking for their children's family. Also Moses GRISSOM b.5-1845 Tenn. son of Wm GRISSOM who married Mary HESTAND b. 12-1841. dau of Abraham S. & Eliza Baxter HESTAND. They were married in the German School House in Monroe Co., KY. They had a dau. Dicie "Betty" who married J.C. Goad.
Bev Skoff -- 722-14th place, Camanche, IA 52730
Submitted on Mon Apr 9 15:33:55 MDT 2001


Submitted on Sun Apr 1 14:58:43 MDT 2001


Seeking names of parents of gg grandfather John Miller and gg grandmother Catherine Lichlyter Miller. Any information will be appreciated. They had a son Walker Lilborn Miller and possibly more children.
Jim Vandever -- 4850 S. Ammons Street #940, Littleton, CO 80123
Submitted on Sat Mar 31 21:16:19 MST 2001


Have picture of ROBERT PEDIGO /ELIZABETH VINSON and children. made in 1879 a great picture! also my great aunt REBECCA YORK and son ROBERT ANDERSON PEDIGO. contact me at Hillous York
Hillous York
Submitted on Sat Mar 31 00:21:26 MST 2001


I would like to find the Union Army roster for the 6th Kentucky Calvary (is it somewhere on the Internet?). There is a listing on the Bedford County website of an 1890 census of Union Army Veterans living in Clay County in 1890(plus 2 other counties)which includes "Howard R. WILSON, Private G 06 Kentucky Calvary 1862 Spivey, Clay County" as well as several more Union Army veterans living in Clay County in 1890. This "Howard R. WILSON" may have been Haywood R. WILSON who lived in Spivey from 1872 until the 1920s, and whose first name often was misspelled, such as "Hawood" in some lists and possibly as "Howard" on this listing. Thank you.
H. S. Anderson
Submitted on Thu Mar 29 06:50:03 MST 2001


Looking for William Lacy Harris and Minerva Cox who may have been parents of Malissa Jane Harris (1870-1948) who married William Franklin Whitaker (1866-1920)
Chris Whitaker
Submitted on Tue Mar 27 07:29:11 MST 2001


I am searching for anyone who might be able to give me information concerning Tenny Smith, mother of Joe Smith b.1886 d.1958, buried at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Jackson Co, TN. Joe had a half brother, Amos B. Smith, b.1898 d.1957. I have nothing to go on, but believe she may have been a Pritchett before marriage(?). I have a copy of a photo of her, taken from a postcard with the Pritchett surname on the back along with Tinsley Bottom as an address. I believe she may have been born around 1865, she died about 1909-10, Amos was about 10-11 years old when she died. She is buried at the Flynn Cemetery in Jackson Co, no marker. Joe lived in Clay Co, all his life to my knowledge and I'm sure there are some relatives still there. Amos was my grandfather, and I'm very interested in any information anyone might send me about Tenny. Joe's children are: Jim,Arvill,Joe Jr,Charlie,Roy,Roscoe,Gene,Fred L.,Evie,Mary,Dorthy,Marie,Eva Nell. Amos' children are: Lucille,Charles Fred,Cecil,Shirley.
Kathy Stafford
Submitted on Tue Mar 20 19:40:56 MST 2001


I would like to know more about Stoney Lonesome Cemetery. When was it established, or how old is it? Are slaves buried there? Thank you for your assistance.
Jocelyn Terry
Submitted on Tue Mar 20 12:17:48 MST 2001


I am searching for info on William WILBORN and Elizabeth GRIDER, who supposedly married abt 1838 in Lillydale, Clay Co. Tennessee. Since Clay Co. wasn't formed until 1870, I am unsure of where I should be searching. Any help in pinpointing the exact location of Lillydale on a Tennessee map during that period of time would be greatly appreciated.
Eva Neeland
Submitted on Sat Mar 17 10:07:02 MST 2001


Can anyone tell me what happened to Sarah (BIRDWELL) MURRAY, the wife of James MURRAY, after the 1900 Clay County, Tennessee Census? That's the last time I ever saw of her...She had three children back then and was listed as a "widow". James MURRAY does not show up in that record. In fact, on the 1870 Monroe County, Kentucky Census, James does not show then. Sarah is listed as the head-of-household and a "farmeress" with a few children: Barbara age 22; Elizabeth age 16; and possibly a grandchild, Amanda age 2. If I can't find James MURRAY, I would like to know what happened to Sarah. Some children had grown up, gotten married. Did she move to live with one of them? I know of one son, George W. MURRAY, who married Sarah A. COPASS, the daughter of Thomas H. COPASS and Nancy J. GULLEY. This family moved after the 1910 Clay County, Tennessee Census, to Weaver, Williamson County, Illinois, in Southern Illinois, near Herrin.
Sam D. Lawson -- 1929 Hiker Trace, Columbus, IN 47203
Submitted on Sun Mar 11 09:51:46 MST 2001


Could someone please tell me where Big Trace Creek flows into the Cumberland River. I recently found a survey in KY land records made for my ggg grandfather that described the plat as being west of the Cumberland River, north of latitude 36 d. 30 m. and south of Walkers line on the head waters of Big Trace Creek. Thanks
Harold Queary -- 3326 Nevius Drive, Lexington, KY 40513
Submitted on Wed Mar 7 11:33:11 MST 2001


Looking for any info on a George and Rebecca Cross Sine who moved to TN. from Virginia ca. 1850/1860's. Thanks,Mike
Mike Kennedy
Submitted on Tue Mar 6 12:15:09 MST 2001


looking for any information on my grandpa, newton BILES.
Janice Coleman -- 5306 Guest Avenue, Louisville, KY 40213
Submitted on Sat Mar 3 10:15:46 MST 2001


I am looking for any information for James Harrington STEPHENS and Manerva GEISER. I believe that STEPHENS and GEISER are the parents of my great grandmother, Dora Lee STEPHENS. Dora has a sister, Fannie Mae STEPHENS, born March 29, 1989 in Clay County, TN. James Harrington and Manerva (GEISER) STEPHENS are Fannie's parents. Dora was born 1890 in Tennessee - probably also in Clay Co. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have information about Dora Lee (STEPHENS) BANKER and Fannie Mae (STEPHENS) PRATER that I will share. Thanks
Submitted on Sat Mar 3 04:50:02 MST 2001


I'm looking for any Short's that are around kettle creek or Pea Ridge my mother was a short her father's name was Arch Short.mother was raised in that area of clay county.
Ralph Walker
Submitted on Sun Feb 18 13:38:37 MST 2001


My grandfather was Felix Armel Hix, b. July 13, 1858, married Sarah Gilpatrick, b. Feb. 8, 1869. My great-grandfather was William (Bill) Hicks, married Polly Rose. Can anyone share any information?
Submitted on Fri Feb 16 14:04:53 MST 2001


My grandfather was Wesley Swan, b. August 12, 1875, married Sarah Barlow, b. June 28, 1873. My great-grandfather was John Swan, married Matilda. Can anyone share any information?
Submitted on Fri Feb 16 14:02:06 MST 2001


Hi, I am looking for anyone who may have information on the children of J.R. Booher and Lucy E. Wolf Booher. Thanks, Becky
Submitted on Wed Feb 14 20:29:05 MST 2001


I am looking for any info. about: William Thomas JOHNSON(born abt.3-9-1878) who married a Ceclia Ellen PLUMLEE(born abt.6-6-1869)in Moss Tenn.;Clay county.They had a daughter named Jesse Virgina Johnson(born abt.@-9-1906 or 1907) She married a James Loy Crow.She also had other siblings,but I am not sure of thier names.Thank You
Pam Crow
Submitted on Wed Feb 7 11:35:10 MST 2001


Trying to trace all 9 sons of Joseph Stacy (1837-1920)- need any info. I am related to youngest, John P. Also, John Patrick Wilson who came to TN from Ireland & married a Cherokee woman.
Kathleen Yager -- 425 S. Hubbards Ln. #359, Louisville, KY 40207
Submitted on Tue Jan 30 19:04:55 MST 2001


Does anyone know where I might access the memoirs of Kibbie Tinsley Williams Gardenshire concerning the Tinsley family of Tinsley's Bottom?
Ruby Tinsley Swan -- 3155 Rocky Mound Road, Westmoreland, TN 37186
Submitted on Mon Jan 29 18:05:07 MST 2001


I would be grateful for information concerning Philomath Academy which was established in Tinsley's Bottom in early 1800's by John Tinsley. Does anyone have a picture?
Ruby Tinsley Swan -- 3155 Rocky Mound Road, Westmoreland, TN 37186
Submitted on Mon Jan 29 18:00:18 MST 2001


Does anyone know of a connection between Tinsleys of Tinsley's Bottom and the Hull family of which Cordell Hull was a member?
Ruby Tinsley Swan -- 3155 Rocky Mound Road, Westmoreland, TN 37186
Submitted on Mon Jan 29 17:54:51 MST 2001


I am looking for information on the John S. BRADY, Owen B. BRADY, James M. BRADY, Francis Marion BRADY in Clay County, TN
Shirley Colvin
Submitted on Wed Jan 24 18:26:40 MST 2001


Any information on any of the following families will be greatly appreciated. Information was obtained from the 1920 Clay County census. They are siblings of my gg-grandmother, Lou Ann (Louan) RICH HARRIS and the children of Josiah and Sarah RICH. Brother: Martin RICH - Head - 44 Lou - Wife - 36 Lex??? - Son - 15 Louis - Son - 12 Lawrence? - Son - 10 Clyde - Daughter - 8 Maggie - Daughter - 6 Pearl - Daughter - ? Bill - Son - ? Baby - Son - 6/12 Sister: Florence RICH ABNEY STRONG W.A. Strong - Head - 46 Florence - Wife - 35 Minnie ABNEY - Step-Daughter - 15 Johnson ABNEY - Step-Son - 13 Wilborn ABNEY - Step-Son - 11 Jessie ABNEY - Step-Son - 8 ??? ABNEY - Step-Daughter - 7 Ruby ABNEY - Step-Daughter - 4 Sister: Mary RICH GILPATRICK Wesley GILPATRICK - Head - 53 Mary - Wife - 56 Dewey - Son - 15 ?ewey - Daughter - 15 Leland - Son - 11 Lou Ann also had two other sisters that I am aware of: Minnie RICH FIKES Martha Jo RICH BROWN
Submitted on Sun Jan 21 00:04:58 MST 2001


Looking for information on the families from Clay, Jackson, and Overton co,TN for Harvey Lynn , Tom Goolsby, Martha Boles and The Moss's. Time is late 1800's
Submitted on Fri Jan 19 20:02:42 MST 2001


Looking for any information about John BAILEY (BAILY) who married Nancy J. RICH (RITCH) about 1860 in Clay or Jackson County, TN. Nancy's father's name was R. BOWMAN. Nancy is believed to have been born in Clay Co. around 1843.
Robert Pirtle
Submitted on Sun Jan 14 09:49:45 MST 2001


Looking for the family of Owen Berry BRADY born Dec 11, 1824, in Overton Co. TN; married Celia COFFMAN; and listed with his second wife Delilah MOORE in the 1880 Clay County, TN census. He was listed in the 1870 Jackson Co. TN census. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Shirley Colvin
Submitted on Thu Jan 4 19:25:02 MST 2001


brence cherry married lucetta mccawley would like to know their children names and birth dates.
marie -- 2635brimstonecreekroad, moss, TN 38575
Submitted on Tue Jan 2 21:42:58 MST 2001


Seeking information on Hugh Robert KYLE and his wife Alice BROWN, residents of Clay County. He was the son of John F. KYLE, born 1816. They were married 8 May 1884. Hugh Robert was born Feb 1854, Overton County, died April 1899, Clay County. Alice died in July 1898. Particularly interested in information on parents of Alice.
Tom Chester
Submitted on Mon Jan 1 02:22:03 MST 2001


GALTON, JOHNSON looking for the origins of GALTON Hollow located near JOHNSON Hollow on the west shore of Dale Hollow Lake. Wilson R. JOHNSON married Savina GALTON before 1839 both buried in St. John's. I cannot find the surname Galton anywhere. In 1850 Overton/Clay census a family of GALTINEY lived next door to Wilson and Savina, might be a connection. Rock wall help needed.
William C. Bill Johnson -- PMB 398 35555 Spur Highway, Soldotna, AK 99669
Submitted on Sun Dec 17 13:22:42 MST 2000


I am wanting to find information from or a copy of the book "Clay County, Tennessee Tombstone Inscriptions" by Walter E. Webb. I am searching for the gravesite of John (Jack) Langford, Stephen Langford and James Langford all deceased by 1880 ( I think ) and, I hope, of their father, John. Thanks in advance. Paula Langford Haymon
Paula Langford Haymon
Submitted on Mon Dec 4 10:22:17 MST 2000


Hi! I'm looking for any information on this family with possible ties to Clay, Co. TN: Ferdinand Cornelius COWAN m. Sarah E. COOKE Their children: Mary Jane, Belle, Ora, Arkley, Millie, Avoe, Beulah, Ray, Bessie, John Any help would be appreciated, as we have very little to go on. Thanks, Donna Botts Snyder, TX
Donna Botts
Submitted on Sat Dec 2 19:13:17 MST 2000


Seeking information on Abagail REEVES, said to have married William Bedford Frank TURNER Sept. 20, 1889. This is the only iformation I have, but I am really interested in finding more. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Kristie Turner Johnson
Submitted on Tue Nov 21 20:09:53 MST 2000


I am trying to obtain a birth certificate for my father Robert Earl Harpe born on January 11, 1927 in Clay Co. Tennessee. I know there was a fire in the court house and records were destroyed. Is there any way I can obtain a new birth certificate.
Guylia Lacy
Submitted on Tue Nov 14 09:35:03 MST 2000


I'm searching for the mate of Lucy JONES. She later married Luke Cherry. She bore three children; Hiram Mansfield Jones, Armanda Jones, and Isaac D Jones in Clay County perhaps Union Hill.In the 1870's Any information would greatly be appreciated My e-mail is Thank you
Cheryl Jones-Vannoy
Submitted on Sat Nov 11 22:43:25 MST 2000


I am searching for information on the Stephen Floyd family listed on the 1880 Clay County Tn. census. Stephen was married to Nancy. Their children were William H., Nancy C., Benjamin, Mary M., Thomas A., and Stephen A.. Nancy C. Floyd married Newton N. Rush on July 30, 1885 in Coffee County Tenn.. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Submitted on Sat Nov 11 14:30:10 MST 2000


Cornelius Schyler PARKER lived in Celina, Clay County, Tennessee, in 1891 when his daughter Amelia Bernice PARKER was born. Cornelius, b. 1848, married Martha BRISTOW about 1889 in Willow Grove, Tennessee. Other children of Cornelius PARKER were Louise, Nettie, Robert Benton, Joseph Albert, and Mabel Bernelle PARKER. Like to share information re this family!
Richard Hudson -- 2902 Birdie Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Submitted on Fri Nov 10 20:28:04 MST 2000


Hi! I am looking for information on the KIRK-MORGAN cemetery. Here is the only info I have: one mile from Butler's Landing in Weaver Bottom. Is the cemetery in good condition? Is there a list somewhere of the people in the cemetery? Thanks for any information!!
Jean Kirk Kuczka
Submitted on Fri Nov 10 20:05:13 MST 2000


looking for info on john baron bowen form july 1870-? and on nellie francis green from:august1881-?. trying to find out if her perants's are william green & nancy elizabeth reeves. nancy's mother was a sanders. thay where cherokee. any info on them would help thank's .
jennifer bowen
Submitted on Wed Nov 8 23:18:00 MST 2000


KILLIAN, SERUG,Born 9/28/1830, ?? Warren County ?? Tennessee. Looking for any anfomation at all. Thanks.
Submitted on Sun Nov 5 22:33:12 MST 2000


Does anyone know who the Elizabeth PENNINGTON (B) 22 Feb. 1862 (D) 21 Nov. 1910.... Buried in the Poor House Cemetery , Clay Co. belongs to ????? Thank you, Eunice
Eunice Chapmond - Kilgore
Submitted on Tue Oct 31 21:39:01 MST 2000


Looking for John Wood on the 1880 Clay County, TN Census. He was married in Clay Co. TN on 25MAR1875 to M. A. Carlisle (another source says "Louise Carlisle"). There should be a son in the household named Henry C., about age 4. If anyone has the printed 1880 census, I would deeply appreciate you looking this up for me.
Dewey Edwards -- 4255 Roy Cole Road, Springfield, TN 37172
Submitted on Sun Oct 29 08:06:43 MST 2000


Here is the St Johns Cemetery map obtained from
Submitted on Thu Oct 26 20:00:53 MDT 2000


L. B. Anderson and wife Cora Lee James of Jackson County Tn. bought the old Dalton farms in Clay Co. Tn. Need the history of this Dalton and Cora James family. (Columbus Lafayette James/Martha Thompson of Forest City, AR., St. Francis Co.) Did a George James marry a Martha Dalton from these families?
Geneva Sweet -- PO Box 173, Jasper, AR 72641
Submitted on Tue Oct 24 13:19:31 MDT 2000


Where can I find who is buried in the Williams Cemetary, located near Rock Springs Church of Christ in Celina, Tn? Also looking for families DAVIDSON, WATSON, WILLIAMS, KERR and SHORT from this area.
Cindy Davidson
Submitted on Sat Oct 21 21:59:01 MDT 2000


Looking for a Joseph CASTEEL b.16Jan1818 Married Mary Elizabeth________. Left Tennessee in wagon train for Oregon. Arrived in Mo. Nov. 1856. Left by wagon train in Mo. when wagon broke down. Had at least two children in Tn. John N. B16Apr1849 & William Jasper 12Dec1852. Any info appreciated!
Rod CASTEEL -- PO Box 322, Lancaster, MO 63548
Submitted on Sat Oct 21 14:38:54 MDT 2000


Seek info on RUTH M. GARRETT / CRAIG born 1921 in Celina, TN. Any info would be deeply appreciated.
Judy Britt
Submitted on Thu Oct 19 17:44:19 MDT 2000


I would like to correspond with anyone researching the LONG or MOSLEY family that lived in Clay County. My great grandfather was William T. Long b 6/4/1855 in Jackson County. He married Molly J. Mosley. b 1/16/1859. I have lots of information on the Long family I will share.I would like to find out more details about these people. Please email me at Thank you, Sheila Rice
Sheila Rice
Submitted on Wed Oct 18 10:44:50 MDT 2000


I am seeking information on ancestors of Dumas Harley ROBERTS, Selma LANGFORD, and Wilburn LANGFORD. Wilburn was Selma's father. Dumas born in 1911. Selma born in 1917. Just starting research, any help appreciated. Thank you!
Alana Kirkpatrick
Submitted on Tue Oct 17 08:15:03 MDT 2000


PARKER, CHERRY, DENHAM looking for any leads on my great-great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth CHERRY or PARKER who married ELBERT DENHAM on 10/15/1874 in Clay Co., TN. Marriage Bond signed by E. P. SHORT. I know that Sarah's maiden name was CHERRY but she may have been adopted by a PARKER or possibly her mother married a PARKER after she was born. Have heard a story that her mother was married to a PARKER separated became pregnant by "Wiley CHERRY" and later married CHERRY. Any leads would be appreciated!
Peggy Barber
Submitted on Sun Oct 15 08:45:45 MDT 2000


Seeking information on Shadrach William Stephens born 23 Sept 1810, French Broad River, Clay Co. TN Died June 1881 Butler's Landing, Clay Co. Tenn. Married three times 1: Jemima Roy in Pulaski Co. Ky, 2: Nancy Emery Cannifax, 3: Mary T. Winfrey, whom he was with when he died at Butler's Landing. Would like to know where he is buried? was there a will? Court Records? Was he a Doctor? Willing to share.
Col.Richard D. Powels -- Rt. 2 Box 3425, Monticello, KY 42633
Submitted on Tue Oct 10 16:11:27 MDT 2000


Looking for any infomation regarding the Vann family that resided at one time in Overton co. Also the Barnes family. They both lived in Overton but may have been went to Clay Co.
Submitted on Tue Oct 10 07:42:16 MDT 2000


Submitted on Tue Oct 3 23:04:04 MDT 2000


Robert DAVIS married Eleanor MILES in Clay County, TN, in 1853. They moved to Mammoth Cave KY in about 1860. They had the following children: Sarah Catherine, Mary Jane, George Richard, John Anderson, James Newton & Mary. On their marriage bond, a Richard Davis was co-signer. I believe there were 2 Richard Davis' in Clay County about that time. Does anyone have any information about a Robert Davis that moved to KY. Is anyone a descendant of Richard Davis? Thank You very much!
Tom Davis -- 280 Lamplighter Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42104-0396
Submitted on Tue Oct 3 21:33:56 MDT 2000


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