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- I am seeking information about John Grayson
Sep 1779--d. 19 July 1826) who married Sarah Carter in Montgomery Co.,
VA 23 Oct 1792 (b. daughter of Geo. Carter & Mary Craig of
TN). Does anyone have any information about John Grayson's ancestors.
to our family tradition, he is the son of Rev. Spence Grayson of Prince
Wm. Co., VA, but I have been unable to make that connection. John and
moved to Cocke Co. with his father-in-law, Geo. Carter. Later he moved
to Madison Co., (Mississippi Territory which became AL) where he died
is buried. Is there any information about the ancestors of George
He came from Wythe Co., VA. Thanks.
- James Hembree 1775- VA to SC to NC. Looking for his
his wifes name and his children. Uriah Hembree 1805- Andreson,SC. died
in Cosby, Cocke Co., TN. looking for his ancestors. (is his father
Hembree?) Cyrus Hembree 1848- Walhalla, SC d. 1930 Waynesville, NC.
for his decendents. Rachel Matilda (Vess) Hembree,wife of Cyrus.
for her ancestors. Her father's name was George Vess and her mother was
Mary Buff. no dates.. NFI. George H Glaze -b.1803 GA moved to SC
1830 and 1850. Married to Sophronia Elizabeth......? b. 1821. Looking
their decendentds and ancestors. William Jackson Proffitt b.1834-in TN
d.1870's married Mary Glaze July 15, 1858 in Monroe Co, TN. Looking for
ancestors and decendents. James Baxter b. 1794 in GA d. Feb. 1, 1886.
Rhoda Giles May 1, 1816. Rhoda was b.1796 in NC, her parents were Seth
Giles and Alice Joyce. Looking for ancestors.
- Aug. 6, 1996
- Parents and siblings of Samuel Paxton
b. 24 May 1824 in Cocke, Co., TN. Wife: Married 2 Feb. 1842/1843 in
Cty, TN to Frances DeHart Thaxton b. Apr 1822, TN d/o William W.
and Martha S. Samuel Campbell dies in Doniphan, Ripley, MO 2 Apr
- Aug 10, 1996
- GORMEN, SANDUSKY
- Anyone have any info on the Gormen line in
that married into the Sanduskys probably in Cocke Co. Tenn? This would
have been in the late 1700's and early 1800's.
- Looking for info. on Howard Miller and Letha Caroline
Miller who lived in Shelby Co. TN and Ripley Lauderdale, TN. Also Info.
on Willaim Chipman who was lived in Bledsoe Co., Madison Co.,
Co., Tenn and Phillip Hargus who lived in Shelby Co., and Benjamin
who live in Bledsoe and served in the Rev. War and lived in
- Aug. 30, 1996
- I'm seeking information on Obediah Driskill, b.
3-19-1783, married Nancy Young abt. 1802, moved to Tennessee shortly
The only records we have on Obediah in Tennessee are for his Service
War of 1812 from Bedford Co., Tax rolls of Bedford Co. (1812), and the
birth of his son, Legross Washington Driskill 10-2-1816. I believe that
he moved to Louisiana about 1818. I'm also seeking information on the
family, from Virginia through Tennessee (from abt. 1800-1860). Names
Issac, Samuel, Daniel, and Harold Daniel (b. 1829 in Cannon Co.).
- BRYANT, HENRY
- Searching for parents of Tarleton Bryant, b.
Tarleton was in the East TN Militia in the War of 1812 and was probably
in TN before that. He married Jane Henry ca. 1810. Also, looking for
Henry's parents. Tarleton and Jane lived in Cocke Co.
- Sep. 7, 1996
- Looking for information on William Guinn
Gwinn) b. ca 1763 married Julia Parker. Daughter Nancy Guinn b. 1812 in
Cocke Co., TN.
- ALLEN, HOLLAND
- I am looking for info the Holland and Allen
that lived in Cocke County in the late 1700's and the 1800's. Some of
Ancestors were William Holland, Reubin Allen Holland, Reubin Allen, and
Elizabeth Allen. Any help would be appreciated on these familys or
they came from before Cocke county
- BISHOP, CONNER, ETHERTON, FAUBION,
Etherton b. 1783 VA md. Jennie
Lipe/Leib. Micajah Etherton b. 1700-1800 md. Rachel Faubion in 1817,
Co., TN. Samuel Etherton b. 1790 TN md. Charlotte Conner, dau of
and Phoebe (Bishop) Conner of Cocke Co. A Samuel Etherton received NC
grant of 100 acres in Greene Co. on Clay Lick Creek, 1793. Samuel was
as a purchaser in estate sale of Abijah Fowler, Greene Co.,1793. Samuel
grantee of 150 acres from Richard Scruggs in Greene Co., 1797. Samuel
appears on 1798 Greene Co. tax list with 250 acres on Nob/Knob Creek.
help on this family is appreciated. Where is Nob/Knob Creek?
- Looking for information on the ancestors and
William H. McGaha. He was born ca. 1819 and was married to Catherine
Waters. Their son, Allen Joe McGaha was my great grandfather, William
- I know they lived in the
in the mid to late 1800's and their last name changed a lot.
- HAYS, JONES
- Russell Jones: b. 29 Dec 1780 NC; d.25 July
Rio, Cocke Co.,TN. Sarah Jane Hays: b.5 Nov 1793; SC; d.10 Nov 1882 Del
Rio, TN Children: Americus, Mary (Polly), Nancy, William, John, Chas,
Russell, Thos, Sarah, James, Marvel, twins Sarah founded the Jones
at Del Rio. Parents of Russell: Joshua Jones (Charlottesville,
Co,VA) and Ellender Medley Seek information about this couple and their
ancestors. Many descend's living and will trade info.
- Isaac Thomas of Sevier Co., TN: I would like to make
with other descendants and researchers. I am descended from his son
Thomas who married Hannah Andes. I have a large body of information to
share and compare.
- I am searching for information on Abraham, Bart and
Dawson. All were born in Cocke Co., TN. Bart and Shade Dawson moved
families to Monroe Co., TN. Abraham is beleived to be the father of
need proof. Bart is the father of Shade. Thanks.
- Looking for information about the Cody family that
east tennessee in the late 1700's or early 1800's. Part of the family
on to the Davenport Iowa area in the early 1800's. William Fredrick
Bill" Cody was born in Clinton Iowa in the early 1830's
- Would like to share information on: Sampson Doughty
Benjamin Doughty 1769-?
- MCKISSACK, WILLIAMS
- Seeking information on the ancestors of
Williams (~1803- 1888) who married John McKissack (1791-1855). John and
Martha were both born in Tennessee; probably Sevier County. John was
son of William McKissack (1770-1848) who purchased land in Sevier
Cove) and Cocke Co. in 1804. William's son Willam Henry married Sarah
John and Martha moved to Polk County in about 1850. A John Williams was
living in Jones Cove about the same time as the McKissacks.
- Oct. 14, 1996
- GREEN, HAMPTON
- I am seaching for any information on John
Martha Maria Hampton from Cocke Co. TN.
- HIGGINS, PATE
- Looking for any relatives of Doc Pate
Higgins. They were married 8/22/1868 in Washington Co. They had a
Ella Pate and she married William Taffer. I have surnames of Pate,
Taffer, Sweet, Holt all from NC & TN
- Oct. 19 1996
- ALLEN, LEWIS
- Searching for information on Martin Lewis, b.
Martin married Winnie Allen about 1835 and lived in Cocke County,
in the Cosby area. Winnie Allen is probably the daughter of Abraham
Azariah Lewis may be the father of Martin Lewis. Martin's mother was
Possible brothers of Martin are Leith Lewis, b. 1790-1800, and Samuel
- Looking for info on Robert Cureton (born between
1800 and died between 1854 and 1860) and on any of his ancestors.
to Sarah ??. He may have been a tailor. Children and years of birth:
Robert-1839; Richard-1843; Margaret-1848; Thomas-1850; Sarah-1854; and
Anderson-1829. They lived in Cocke County for most of their lives as
as I can determine. Would also appreciate info on wife Sarah and the
I have complete info on son Robert.
- CLINE, FRESHEM, PACK
- Looking for info on Martin Cline (born
in N.C.); married 1814 to Elizabeth Freshem (born 1796); lived in
Co., NC until 1825 when they moved to Tennessee. Children and years of
birth: Michel-?; Charity-1819; Valentine-?; Israel-?; George-1827;
Sarah-?; Catherine-1834; and Turaq-1832. I have info on Israel's
Also looking for info on Eliza Pack and her ancestors (born 7-28-1853
died 7-27-1920). Married John Martin Cline. Lived on "bend of the
Nolichucky River in Warrensburg before moving to St. Tide Hollow in
Co. (St. Tide orig. known as White's Branch.)
- COLE, OWENSBY
- I am researching several Jefferson Co.
you have or need any information on any of the following families
Email me or call me at 423-397-7394 1) Jefferson Cole b. 1835 2)
Cole b. 1851 3) Scott Owensby b. 1867 4) James Frank Owensby b. 1871
- Oct. 25, 1996
- I am currently looking for a Conrad Keicher who
settled in Washington Co. his decendents settled in Greene and McMinn
TN. If any one has information on conrand or any of his decendents
let me know. His grandson Uriah Kyker settled in Mcminn Co. and is my
- HARBISON, GILILLARD
- Seeking info on parents of George
Harbison b.15 July 1809 in Cocke Co.,TN. Settled in Polk Co.,TN c.1820.
Married Eliza Lillard, then Sina Gilliland. Also, sisters Sarah
b.c.1806 married William Wilson Hancock in Clay Co., NC.; Nancy
married John Williams in Polk Co.,TN. Brother, Andrew Jackson
b.c.1816; moved to
- CODY, COLE, HARP, OWENSBY
- I am currently researching my
I am looking for any info of a Jefferson Cole (wife Jamima), Matt Cole,
Martha Cole, and their Mother Elizabeth. They were in Jefferson County,
TN in 1860-70. I am also looking for a Jacob Cody (in Cocke Co, TN in
James Perry Owensby was born in this general area in 1846. William
Harp (wife Mara Wilson) was in the Claiborne Co. area. Tobias Harp
Delilah Carroll) was also in this area. The year would be 1800? They
to jump back and forth across the Tn & Ky line repeatedly.
- BELL, RUSSELL, STEWART
- Elizabeth Bell, b. 10 Sep 1826 Cocke
d. 13 Jun 1904 Clay Co. NC; dau. of James Russell b. 1785 SC and
Stewart. Elizabeth Russell b. 10 Sep 1826 Cocke Co TN d 13 Jun 1904
Co NC, dau. of James Russell b. 1795 SC and Elizabeth Stewart b. 1795
m. James M. Bell. Their children: Robert Russell, Thomas N., James
John Steven, Reuben M., Margaret E., Mary M., Charles B., Sarah Ann.
- MILLER, RAMSEY
- Interested in information on my
wife. Her maiden name was Nancy Ramsey. Her parents were Martha
Ramsey. Her mother's maiden was Miller. Nancy was born in Newport, Tn.
and perhaps married there. She had several siblings. One of which was
Dewey. She was born abt 1880 and killed in Gastonia, N.C. in abt 1922.
- Oct. 29, 1996