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- I am looking for confederate service information on William
BURKE. b. Mar 9, 1839. He was a private int the 60th Tennessee infantry
regiment (mounted) He was captured and held in Ohio until the end of
the war. He moved to Arkansas and probably took pension there.
- Apr 2, 1998
- I am interested in finding info on P. J. Burke of Cocke
Civil war vet, father of Edgar Lewis Burke -- born in or near
Newport, Tn, -- it is believed that he was buried in Sweetwater, Tn.
Any info on this man is appreciated.
- Jun 11, 1998
- Joseph BURK(E), Rev. Sol., died 1856 Cocke Co.,Tn. Mar.
1811. Need proof their children were John, Rebecca, Jane and William
b. 1824 who mar. Charity O'DELL Cocke Co. Marj
- Marjorie M. Miller
- Sep 16, 1998
HOLLAN/HOLLAND, HUFF, JACKSON, NICKOLS
- James CARSON, drown in the Nolichucky River, wife was
CARSON. Don't know her maiden name but was full blooded cherokee,
1st told that it was HUFF, then NICKOLS, Drucilla had a brother named
James. In one of her daughters obit it stated the d/o James CARSON
Drucilla HOLLAND. Drucilla was in Cocke Co. Tenn. in the 1850
census. Childrens names, Andrew Jackson, Adaline, Thomas, Judith
Caroline, Robert Carson. At the start of the civil war she left
Cocke Co. Ten. and went to Walker Co. Ga. or in that area, some of
her children where in the Stone Mt. Ga. area after the war. Judith
Caroline CARSON m Valentine S. Jackson, they lived in Greene Co. Tn.,
and moved to Knox Co. KY., in 1858, where both are buried. Valentine
had a brothers & sisters named Aquilla, George, Thomas, Elon,
Harriett, Achucah, Sarah, JACKSON. They where the children of Vincent
& Mary GLASSCOCK JACKSON. Vincent & Mary are buried at
Baptist Church in Greene Co. Tn. There may have been a son named
John Jackson. Acusha
-- 1216 Paradise Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
- Apr 11, 1998
- Am researching family of Adam HARRISON. Found on 1850
Cocke Co with wife Eliza and children Elizabeth, Jane & Joseph.
1860 Census with wife Jane & children Margaret, Sarah &
census says Adam was born in TN circa 1825 and Eliza in NC circa
1830. Would appreciate any info from possible connections to this
family - will share what I have.
- Apr 8, 1998
- I am interested in learning more about William HENDERSON
Sr. and his
wife Elizabeth who lived in the area that became Cocke County
Tennessee. Their son, William HENDERSON Jr. was born in Cocke County
area in 1786. I will exchange information with anyone interested in
this family. William HENDERSON Jr. married in Sevier County TN and
was the father of several children. William HENDERSON Jr. died in
Sevier County in 1860.
Henderson -- Flat Rock Ranch, HC 1, Box 80,
Hamilton, KS 66853
- Apr 8, 1998
- Would like to hear from any WEAVER'S of Cocke Co., TN.
I descend from John Weaver, son of Frederick Weaver of Sullivan
Co., TN. John Weaver relocated to Cocke Co., TN. in the 1830's. His
wife was Susan Thomas Weaver.
Lynn R. McR. Hawkins
- Lynn R.
- Apr 5, 1998
- Looking for my SMITH family from the Cocke Co. area. Frank
Smith b. 1858 d. 1919 m. to 1) Eliza Jane OVERHOLT and 2) Alice
Victoria CORRELL. Children of F.P. SMITH & E.J. OVERHOLT:
b. 1879 m. to Lillie TURNER; Nannie A. b. 1879 m. to Cauley SAMPLES;
Noah b. 1881 m. to Bertha CALFEE. Trying to find the parents of
Frank P. SMITH. I believe his father was Thomas L. SMITH b. 1833 d.
bef. 1870. On the 1860 cenus lists Thomas L. age 26, wife Margaret
(Mary CLUCK) age 20 and children Franklin age 1 and Julia A. age 1
mo. Thomas is listed on the 1850 census as living with family of
Thomas SMITH age 78 (Minister of Primitive Baptist Church), Mary age
73, Thomas age 27 and Thomas age 16. Is he the grandchild to the
Rev. Thomas SMITH? Who were his parents? Known children of the Rev.
SMITH are: John L. b. 1807 m. Sarah MASON; Mary (Polly) b. 1815 m.
Jake PALMER; Lydia b. 1817 m. John HOLT; Sarah b. 1820; Thomas B. b.
1823 m. Mary? I would love to talk to anyone researching SMITH's in
- Julie Walters
- Apr 4, 1998
- I am looking for any info on my ancestor James BUCKNER
and his wife
Judith WOMACK. They were supposed to be living the Cocke Co., in the
1820's. Their son, James Monroe BUCKNER, was born Oct. 16, 1820,
reportedly in Cocke Co. Other children possibly born in Cocke Co.,
are Burrow BUCKNER, Garrett D. BUCKNER, Nancy BUCKNER, Jensey BUCKNER,
and John Washington BUCKNER. The BUCKNER family moved to McMinn Co.
later. Any info would be appreciated.
- Jan Wallace
- Apr. 3, 1998
- I am searching for information on two families: Thomas
OTTINGER and wife Lovina; also James M. RADER and wife Bohemia. Does
anyone know about the children of these families? Thanks - Rhonda
- Apr 1, 1998
- William Moore Died 13 May 1866, Cocke Co., Tn. Married:
- John Moore
-- 25565 South U.S. Hwy. 281, San Antonio, TX 78264-9211
- Mar 31, 1998
DRISKILL, FOWLER, FOX, OVERHOLT, REAMS, SAMPLES, TALLEY, YARBROUGH
am researching these families that lived in the Point Pleasant formerly
Driskill / bybee area of Cocke County, Tennessee. If you
have relations to these families please let me know. We may have
information to share.
- Dennis L.
- Mar 29, 1998
Family around 1800. Seeking information on Nathan Ellis born around
1809 in Cocke County near Newport. Father may have been John Ellis or
Nathaniel Green Ellis. Any help would be
- John Ellis
- Mar 27, 1998
information on my grandmother ROSA MAE HADDLE b. Oct. 21,1911. Parents
were A.P. HADDLE and
REBECCA NORRIS. Rebecca had asister RACHEL NORRIS WILLIAMS. ROSA MAE
had two brothers, ARTHUR
and WOODROW. Any help appreciated.
- Ann B.
PO Box 123, Amelia CH, VA 23002
- Mar 26, 1998
CAMPBELL, HARRISON, JONES, PRITCHETT, TODD
- Reps JONES, Lucy PRITCHETT, James HARRISON, Mary HARRISON,
Low TODD, Daniel JONES,
- William C.
- Mar 22, 1998
HIGH and Permelia CURETON HIGH lived near Parrotsville, TN from about
1830-1840, and moved to Fayette Co. Do you have any information about
- Jim (HIGH)
- Mar 21, 1998
- The 1783 Tax list for Greene Co., TN was placed on the
Internet with the permission of the Greeneville/Greene Co Library.They
also gave a list of the first pioneers who settled in Green County and
among them was Nathan Davis. My gg grandparents were William Gentry
Davis b ca 1810 and Jennie Gualtney/Gwaltney b ca 1812. They came to
Cocke Co, TN from Greene Co, TN in the 1830s. Have been told that the
parents of William Gentry Davis could be William Davis and Jane Gentry.
If so, was William Davis a son of Nathan Davis........William Gentry
Davis names his first son Nathan Davis. Is there a relation to William
Davis and William Gentry Davis to Nathan Davis. Have much forward on
William Gentry Davis and his family. Would like to work with others on
this family. Happy to share information. Martha Smart
- Mar 21, 1998
- Claresse Penley traveled to Newport with her two younger
1889. Need information about her in Tenn. at this time . Both children
married it the O'Dell family the next year. Claresse was married to
Levi Gillis but he had deserted the family in North Carilina. I assume
she had family in Newport because she took them there.
-- 13421 Elm St., Hesperia, CA 92345
- Mar 21, 1998
- I am looking for any information on the following persons,
HENDERSON, est birth 1824. Ben was married to (Leda ? the name is not
clear on the 1910 census) three of their eleven children include, Mary,
Laura, and Leda. Laura married Ben Lewis SMITH, some of thier children
are, Benjaman Lowell birth 1911, Thiesie, Floyd, "Mickey" (nick name),
Saddie, Joe. Any information on these persons would be greatly
- Lisa Cain -- 158A
Ridge View Circle, Newport, TN 37821
- Mar 20, 1998
am looking for any information for the following persons, George Parton
est birth, 1865, he married, Elizabeth (DUNN ?) est date of marriage,
1884. 1910 census show 17 children, 2 died, listed children include,
Mary 1884, John H 1895, Lila 1898, Jesse 1899, Anderson 1902,
Hamlton1903 Isaac 1905, Emma 1894, Theodore 1908, Thier
daughter Mary, married Isaac MCGAHA est birth, 1859, est marriage to
Mary, 1905. Some of their Children include, Ida 1906, Charley 1908,
Burl aka Frank, Aurthor 1918, Lonzo, Clifford, Harmon, Allgie,
Luccile, Saha. Any information would be greatly valued.
- Lisa Cain
Ridge View Circle, Newport, TN 37821
- Mar 19, 1998
Brady SAFLEY moved from Gold Hill, NC.with his wife, Mary Ann BILES
& 8 children to Cocke Co. in 1859. In 1862 he joined Co.I, 80
TN Infantry & served as a private until his capture at
He signed an oath of allegiance on 6-4-1863. He died soon after
returning home & is buried somewhere in Cocke Co. By 1869 his
& children moved to Greensboro, AR. By the 1880s most of the
children and his wife moved to OR. The 4th child stayed in AR.
Alexander W. SAFLEY married Mary L. MCCULLOUGH in 1872. They had 6-11
children (6 can be proved). They moved to W. Plains, MO in 1889. Mary
died in early 1890 giving birth to their last child. A few months later
he married Mary A.C. WREN in Newport, TN. Her father was the Rev.
Robert WREN. She was A.W.'s childhood friend. They had no kids. A.W
died May 1926 and she died Dec. 1931 both in W. Plains, MO. I am
looking for info on A.W.s & Mary A.C.s marriage date; info on
William B. was buried/when & info about his life in Cocke Co.
-- 6625 Bobby Lane, North Little Rock, AR 72118-2101
- Mar. 19, 1998
BRICKEY - b1740-d1810, married Mary Elizabeth GARNER -b1740-d1780,
probably in Boteovrt Co. VA. Their Son William BRICKEY - (b. 1780-d.
1856), married Ellen (Elenor) Dobkins (b. 1781 d. 1860) in 1801. Ellen
was born in Washington Co., TN and I am looking for her parents.
- (no name or date)
PETERS III born about 1802, married Molly M. Ottinger also Andrew
Conrad PETERS (son) born about 1844 married Mary J. Holt. Children of
Andrew Conrad PETERS were William Douglass and James Henery. I am
looking for info on Andrew Conrad Peters. In 1870 Cocke Co. TN Census
He was listed as being 24 yrs. old and married to Mary I. Holt. At that
time they had two children William Douglas and James Henry Peters. His
father was Abraham Peters III.
- S. PETERS
- Mar. 18, 1998
- I am seeking information on Willis HOWINGTON and Caty
(Catherine) JOHNSON, who were married 1 June 1804, in Granville Co.,
NC. Their third son was James White HOWINGTON who settled in Davidson
Co., TN in 1836. He was born 1 Aug 1810, in Cocke Co., TN. Catherine's
father is Noel JOHNSON. My GG Grandfather is Noel HOWINGTON. I have
been unable to locate his parents or siblings. Willis served in the War
of 1812 and was presumed killed. James White HOWINGTON, as a young man,
served an apprenticeship to Joel Van Ney in Wilkesboro, NC. The first
record I have found of Noel HOWINGTON is on the 1930 Wilkes Co., NC
census. If anyone has information as to the names of Willis HOWINGTON's
first two sons, I would appreciate a response. Thank you in advance for
- Mar 17, 1998
HALL, PEARCE, SIMMONS
- My fathers family are fathers side-HALL and mothers
side-SIMMONS Jake Hall & Allie Simmons Hall my mothers family
fathers side BURNETT and mothers side PEARCE. Howard Burnett &
Pearce Burnett. They were all from Cocke County.
- Alice Hall
- Mar 17, 1998
- My name is John Gann I am looking for information on John
Gann and George and Jane Gann that lived in Cocke Co.in 1850 and up.
any one have any information please let me know.
- john gann
- Mar. 16, 1998
BOYDSTON, CUNNINGHAM, DUNN, HOLLAND, HOLMES, MADDEN, NICHOLS
am searching for the antecedents of Margaret ALLEN, b. 20 Sep 1808,
poss. in TN or VA, married to Christopher Columbus NICHOLS on 16 Sep
1826 in Cocke Co, TN. Of her 11 children, three have Allen as a middle
name: James, Reuben, and Robert. It is likely that one of these was her
father's name, possibly Reuben, which is not common in the NICHOLS
family. Researching ALLEN, CUNNINGHAM, DUNN, MADDEN, HOLMES, and
NICHOLS in Cocke Co., with information available on collateral families
HOLLAND and BOYDSTON.
- Mar 7 1998
JAMES, LITTERAL, MELOY, PARK, WEAVER
Alexander PARK (e,es,s) b ca 1811 Greene Co, Tn died ca 1875 Cocke Co,
Tn married Margaret MELOY in 1833. Who are their parents? Also Absolom
GARRISON b 8 July 1810 in Buncombe Co, NC died 23 June 1883 in Cocke
Co, Tn. Was his wife Susan LITTERAL or Susan WEAVER? Who was Berry PARK
that married Nancy JAMES? What happened to Daniel PARK b 1848, son
of Alexander PARK?
- Mar 8 1998
- Looking for information on my grandfather, Noah Alvin SMITH
Rogersville native. His mother, Louise PRESLEY, died not long after he
was born. His father, Berry SMITH, was said to be Cherokee and the
"family stories" referred to the Cherokee name as being "TURKEY". My
grandfather had one sister, Callie and two brothers, Rhode and Sam.
Berry SMITH died when my grandfather was about five or six. He was then
taken in by the Waterson family of Rogersville. I am having alot of
difficulty locating Berry Smith's parents' names as well as which
direction to turn for more information on the Cherokee lineage (I'm
very new at this). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
- Mar 9 1998
- Am looking for the ancestors of Joseph b. 1842, Henry b.
1844, and Mary
Jane b. 1847 RUNYAN. Mother was Elizabeth. Joseph m. Sarah Baker b. abt
1846, daughter of John & Margaret BAKER. Joseph & Sarah
RUNYAN moved to Independence CO, AR about 1871. Joseph, Henry, Mary
Jane, & Sarah all born in Cocke CO.
Thanks so much!
- Mar 12 1998
FRENCH, JOHNSON, OWENS, TROBAUGH
for any info on the surnames listed. I have Henry French b.
1779 and Rody Cotter, b. 1780?. Elizabeth Trobaugh (parents George
& Barbary) b. 1822 m. to William M. French b. 1822. Elizabeth
Johnson b.? m. to James H. French b. 1855. Martha Owens b. 1874 m. to
A. French. Hoping for info on Greene Co. cemeteries, marriage records,
land records, etc. Henry French b. 1895 was possibly born in Greene Co.
and moved to Cocke Co. m Ninnie Holt b. 1896 Thank you!
- Julie Walters
- Mar 6 1998
looking for any info on Almond and Nuranney (MULLINS) GUINN Also
Almond's father, Moses GUINN...He may have come from Augusta Co., VA.
Only date I have is Almond's daughter, Malinda GUINN, b.
1810 in Tn. She m. Jesse WAY from N.C. date? Also any CARVER name you
might have, as a CARVER relative supposedly d. in Surrey Co., N.C.
- Sue Schaeffer
- (no date)