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William M. Turner
|Submitted by: Cynthia Turner|
Looking for information on William M. Turner, born 1857-1862 (the most
detailed info I have is 10 Jun 1862, but the census information is conflicting).
He became a member of Salem Baptist Church in 1872, married Delia Bethel
in DeKalb County on 19 Aug 1883, and went with her and their young children to
TX close to 1900. I am trying to find out more about him, and any
information on his family (he's my "brick wall").
Thanks in advance!
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John W Underhill Born 1827
|Submitted by: Cathy Underhill Digue|
|John is my GG Grandfather. We are trying to locate his parents and any brothers and sisters he might of had. Please contact me by email or call me. Cell phone 317-966-9254. Have been searching for this information for years.|
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George William Parish
|Submitted by: Natalie Baker|
|I am trying to find out information about my (ggg)grandfather whose name was George William Parish. According to the US Army Register of Enlistments for the Civil War, he was born in DeKalb County, Tennessee on October 11, 1837. Both of his parents are listed in various censuses as being born in Tennessee. It is known that in some point he moved to Texas which is where he enlisted in the war. I am looking for any Parish surnames in the area at the time, as his parents are unknown. Any help greatly appreciated.|
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|Submitted by: Marilyn Jackson Morgan|
|I am researching my Jackson family who lived in the Liberty/Temperance Hall area of Dekalb County. We are connected to a Dr. Jeff Jackson who was born around 1880 and was a doctor in Liberty in the early 1900s. I'm hoping if I can find info on him, I can find some links to my Jacksons who came from North Carolina. Dr. Jackson's full name was Thomas Jefferson Jackson. He was married to, I believe, Nettie Bratten. Not sure. Any info would be greatly appreciated!|
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re: Jeff Jackson
Date: 10/10/2014 Submitted by: Ruth Linder Please contact me, and I will send you a file of what I have. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1180" as subject
Lola Robinson Medley
|Submitted by: Jan Medlin|
|My father's first wife like to know about her family orgin. I am related to the Robinsons like to know more.|
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re: Lola Robinson Medley
Date: 10/10/2014 Submitted by: S. L. Wright Christopher C. Robinson, MD, was my great grandfather...
Lola Robinson was the daughter of Christopher Robinson and his second wife, Mary Driver. Christopher Columbus Robinson, the youngest child of Alexander and Rachel (Barnes) Robinson was born in Putnam County, TN, 11 October 1846. During the Civil War, at the age of 15, he enlisted in Company I, 4th TN Union Cavalry. His older brother, George, was killed in the Civil War. His brother John, who was in Illinois studying law, at the time, enlisted there in the Union Army. After the war, Christopher studied medicine, probably "reading medicine" with a prominent doctor in the area. Christopher C. Robinson married (2) Mary Driver, b. in 1852. They had one child, Lola Robinson. Lola Robinson married John Medlin/Medley and they had two sons, John and Odell Medlin. After Lola's premature death, John Medlin, who sometimes went by the name Medley, is difficult to find in the records.
Hope this is of some help. ~sl~
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re: Lola Robinson Medley
Date: 10/17/2014 Submitted by: Lori Ann Medley Reinhall Thank you for your post. I am the granddaughter of Lola Robinson and John Medlin/Medley. I live in Seattle, Washington. My father, John Medley, settled there after the WWII. He was stationed at Fort Lawton after the war. He had fallen in love with the majestic mountains of Switzerland while doing service in Europe and decided to stay in the Pacific Northwest, where the landscape is similar.
I will try to post other information about my grandfather. My uncle, Jan Medlin, will have a great deal to share with us.
I am very happy to make contact with you.
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Denny's of Dekalb County
|Submitted by: Connie Mize|
|I'm looking for info on my grandmother, Mary Denny b. 1869 and d. 1964. She married John Riley Taylor from Dekalb County, TN. She moved to Texas. I can't find any info on her or her family. Any help will be greatly appreciated.|
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|Submitted by: Humphrey Crook|
grandparents were Johnson Washer (1852-1922) and
Mary "Birchie" Cowan (1882-1927). I attended the Washer
Family reunion in Smithville several years ago and lost
contact with the family. Would appreciate information about
future reunions. I have extensive family tree research of
over 240 family members.
Humphrey Crook, St. Louis, Mo.
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Peter Bain 1931 son of Peter T. and Jean Bain
|Submitted by: Tina Payne|
|Peter Bain and wife Martha Eliza or Elizabeth are my secondGreat Grandparents, and information would be gratefully appreciated. Please!!|
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|Submitted by: nlgreene|
|Can anyone tell me where the old Pack School was located. Thank you.|
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John Scott, born 1781 & Son James B Scott, b 1810
|Submitted by: Terry Scott|
|Visited DeKalb County in March, 2014. I was able to find Scott Hollow Road, but because of my car, I could not go exploring. If you could give me any info of John, my 4 great granddad, who he was married to, what he did for a living, would be appreciated. I am going to visit again this fall. Can't wait. Thanks for your help Terry Scott, Crystal City, Mo|
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|Submitted by: Margaret Burrows|
|Does anyone know the parents of Arron Braswell that married Nancy Williams, daughter of Wm. Williams and his wife, Lucretia Braswell Williams?|
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Date: 10/27/2014 Submitted by: Loretta Inglis I have that Aaron Braswell's father was Arthur Braswell, b. 1730, d. abt 1819. Arthur's parents were William Braswell, b. abt 1695 Isle of Wight, VA, d. aft 04 Mar 1785 Nash Co., NC and Margaret ?, b. bef 1703 Bertie Co., NC. Aaron's siblings were Henry Braswell, David Braswell, and William Braswell. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1173" as subject
Gilbert, Raymond and Fisher
|Submitted by: Beverley Hertwig|
|My grandmother Georgia Raymond married Enoch Fisher. Georgia's mother was Ellen M. Gilbert. Her [Ellen's] father was Robert V. Gilbert. He had several brothers and sisters. I have a family Bible of the Gilberts.|
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|Submitted by: Patricia Fults|
|Can anyone tell me anything about James Albert Johnson born May 07, 1854 in DeKalb County, TN; married three times; had children by first 2 marriages. No children with third wife. Youngest child was Violet Johnson born June 15, 1893 in DeKalb County, TN. In 1910 they were living in DeKalb County, TN. His third wife was Isabelle (maiden name Carr). Her father was Elijah Carr. Who was James Albert Johnson's first two wives? Who were his parents and brothers and sisters?|
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|Submitted by: Deborah Wissen|
|Timothy Prichard married Arthusia Carolyn Braswell, who gave birth to Ola Mae Prichard, my great grandmother. We would like to plan a trip out there to see the Braswell Family Cemetery. The town she was born in we have been told is now under water. We would like any information you have on this. Ola Mae Prichard married Ray Brister. Their only surviving daughter is planning a trip out and would also like to visit the area and cemetery. Thank you for any assistance you can give our families.|
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re: Braswell Cemetery
Date: 05/07/2014 Submitted by: David Johnson There were several Braswell Cemeteries. I looked for the burials of William and Amanda Braswell, and they are buried in the one that is also known as Dunham Cemetery. That one is located about 1/2 mile below Center Hill Dam on State Route 141. If you go to Center Hill Dam, highway 96 crosses the dam, and there will be a road turning off of highway 96 to the north off it from the west side of the dam, immediately at the dam. The directional sign there will say "Lancaster". You can see the Braswell Cemetery and the stones in rows behind a house and out buildings on a satellite view (switch to that view and zoom in) on Google maps at the TN GenWeb cemetery database here:
Two of Timothy Prichard and Amanda Braswell's children were buried in Nixon Cemetery on the lake side of the dam which cemetery is now under the water of the lake. Those two children were disinterred from the Nixon Cemetery in the 1940's before it was flooded by the lake and were reinterred in Mount Holly Cemetery. I have pages for those two Prichard children in the Mount Holly section of this website in "Cemetery Transcriptions".
I also have a map of the Mount Holly Cemetery that was donated for DeKalb GenWeb which shows the section numbers and the grave numbers. The cemetery has no markers still in existence showing the section numbers, but since the grave for Orba Prichard was only marked with a 4-inch-square brass plate on concrete, flat with the grass (and takes work to find if the grass overgrows them), the plate tells the lot (12) and grave number (18). Willie Prichard has a stone there. From the map which gives all these numbers also, I can locate the graves, and I know from memory that it is in the middle of the Nixon lot. I have just now uploaded that map to this web site, but until it is finished, it is only accessible through the link here below. For you I have highlighted lot 12 on it. The graves in that lot have numbers. The main road that passes by the cemetery would cross the bottom of the map, and the church would be to the left side of the map. The heavy black lines are the roads inside the cemetery. Link to cemetery map:
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|Submitted by: James Wright|
|Looking for information on the Wrights in DeKalb County. From family stories one of my grandfathers was one of the first settlers. His name was Oren Bethal Wright. If you could help me find out some info I would appreciate it. Thank You.|
|James, your email address was not
given correctly. Please email me at email@example.com so I can add
your email here.- David Johnson
|email: invalid email address|
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re: Wright Family
Date: 08/23/2014 Submitted by: Gary Wright James, I have information concerning O. B. Wright and the Wright family of White and DeKalb counties. Would be happy to share.
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|Submitted by: Mary Nesbitt Garrison|
| I will be
coming to DeKalb County in about 2 weeks to research my Warford, White
and Nesbitt families. I will spend one night there. Could someone
please recommend which motel in the area I should stay in? This is my
first visit to the area, and I am really looking forward to it! Thanks
for any help!
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Pack, Petty & Mahaffey clan
|Submitted by: Tonya Hunt|
I just found your page and loved that you're in DeKalb County, Tennessee. That's where my kin is from.
I wonder if any one can advise me or tell any story on Capt. John Pack? He married Maria Hayes in 1836. She was born in 1817. He served in the Civil War Confederate Army and was born in 1816 in Warren County, Tn and died Nov. 18, 1862, unknown location of his death? He was said to have died while serving in the Civil War, killed in action. Capt. John Pack- LL Dearman, 1st Company "I", 35th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. The 35th trained at Camp Smartt, Warren County. He was the Son of Bartemus Pack, who was born in 1774 and married Mary Blin or Bain who died in 1856.
Both John and Maria (Warren Co) were disinterred to move to Mount Holly- unknown why relocated resting place. Maria is the daughter of Isaac Hayes, born in 1767 and died in 1836. Isaac Hayes married Margaret ? (1799 - 1860).
My 1X gr-grandfather is William Clarence Mahaffey, b. 1899 in Smithville, TN, and he married Maggie Lee Petty, b. 1894, also of Smithville, TN. Maggie was the daughter of Thomas Petty and Peachie Nunn.
John Forrest Mahaffey (my 2X grandfather) married Ida Belle Torbitt
GGG grandfather, Isaac H. Mahaffey, married Margaret Emeline Pack, daughter of Thomas Pack, b. 1886 in Smithville. I wanted to know what battles were fought in or around Smithville around Nov. 17th or 18th in 1862.
2ND- A murder a Isaac Mahaffey may have done went to trial, but I am unable to find more documentation. Any idea where I might look online? And also any idea how bad DeKalb County was hit during the Civil War? My understanding was it was hit hard and was the worst hit area. Any help would be wonderful.
Tonya Brewer Hunt
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re: Pack, Petty & Mahaffey clan
Date: 05/06/2014 Submitted by: David Johnson To answer a few of your questions, John and Maria Pack were originally buried in Martha Pack cemetery, and the location of that cemetery is now under the water of Center Hill Lake on the Caney Fork River. When the dam was built that created that lake in the 1940's, the Army Corps of Engineers, who were in charge of building the dam, had to hire people to dig up all the graves they could locate in the soon-to-be-flooded area, and the land for Mount Holly Cemetery was set aside by the government as a place to relocate those graves.
DeKalb County was not hit hard by fighting during the war. The only fighting was a small skirmish between Morgan's men of the Confederate army and Stokes men of the Union side near Liberty and Snow Hill in March of 1863. Other than that the county was hit hard by criminals who took advantage of the lack of government and the lawlessness of that period. With the criminals stealing and extorting and both armies taking whatever they wanted from the DeKalb Countians, there was poverty and fear for one's life in DeKalb County, but not from local battles.
November 17 and 18, 1862 were not days of battle anywhere in the Civil War. John Pack may not have died in battle, but many died of various diseases. At that time, most of Tennessee's armies were gathering in Tullahoma and at Stones River prior to the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro, TN.
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Robert l Ballinger
|Submitted by: Martin F Ballinger|
|Looking for any information about my grandfather who was born at Liberty, Tn in 1883.|
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Cemeteries in DeKalb County
|Submitted by: James Ralston|
|I recently purchased the complete set of Cemeteries by Fred Clark of White County and the surrounding counties. I have run into a number of people, who, it says on their death certificate, that they were buried in Mountain View Cemetery. But, as I go through the Young Bend cemetery listings, all of these same people are listed as being buried there. Does anyone know if Young Bend Cemetery was once called Mountain View?|
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re: Cemeteries in DeKalb County
Date: 04/16/2014 Submitted by: David Johnson Yes, it was. The cemetery is located close to the Mountain View Baptist Church on Four Seasons Road, which is just an extension of Bright Hill Road going east to Young's Bend of the Caney Fork River. On the death certificate, they were referring to that church. The cemetery is just east of and across the road to the north from the church. The cemetery is the first of three cemeteries along that Road, and is at the crossing of Bill Cobb Road and Young Green Road. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1165" as subject
Jessie W Green
|Submitted by: Gail Green|
|I am looking for info on Jessie W. Green born March 25, 1816 and died after 1880. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Bain, father of Archibald Dee Green.|
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Dekalb/Smith Co. Williams family Genealogy
|Submitted by: Mike Carroll|
|Hello. I'm trying to find any info on parents of my g-g grandfather, Andrew Williams b. 1799 in NC, married Mercilla McCormack b. 1811 in the southern part of Smith Co. that eventually became north Dekalb County (maybe somewhere near Temperance Hall). Andrew was father of my g-grandfather Lycurgus "Kirk" Williams b. 16 Aug 1852 Dekalb Co., d. 20 June, 1935, at Dycus (Landing), Jackson Co. TN. Any leads or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!|
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|Submitted by: John Michael Little|
Badger is my third great grandfather. He appears on the 1870 US Census
in District 7, Smithville, Dekalb County, Tennessee which was
transcribed on August 29, 1870. His occupation is listed as a Dentist.
This is my last record for this ancestor. If anyone can direct me I would greatly appreciate it. I have searched the index files for this county at various places.
Thank you all.
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re: Felix Badger
Date: 03/24/2014 Submitted by: David Johnson - DeKalb Co., TN marriage: Felix Badger to Didama Cope on July 3 1866- his wife in 1870 census.
- 1860 White Co., TN census, Dist. 5, hh 749/734; Andrew Crane head; F. A Badger, 49, dentist (not with his wife Sarah and children- divorce?)
- 1860 White Co., TN census, Dist. 4, hh 586; Sarrah Badger, 48 NC with son Peter F., 15, TN (from 1870 household)
- 1850 census of Van Buren Co., TN, Dist. 7, hh 270/270; F. A. Badger 39 TN (living with wife Sarah)
- 1840 White Co., TN; Felix A. Badger
- 1880 Peter Badger in White Co., Dist 5, head of hh.
Also go to the following link and choose a county, and you can browse the microfilm images of the Wills to maybe find his father. Warren Co., TN also touches these counties:
TN County Probate Records from familysearch.org
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The brick house above the Liberty mule
|Submitted by: Roy & Christine Haney|
|We bought this home almost 3 years ago and are still remodeling it back to as near original as we can. We are looking for picture of the house through the years. It was built for Hershal A Bratton in 1920 & 21. The main carpenter was Charles Davis (he signed and dated the door casing Sept 1921). H.A. Bratton is the same man that designed the baptist church in Liberty. Buck Smitson was the last person to live there before we purchased it. We are keeping a picture history of the remodeling and would like to show pictures of the house in its prime. Also any stories of the house or its occupants would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to assist in this project.|
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McKinley's in DeKalb County
|Submitted by: Stella Thompson|
|Many of my family were born/raised in DeKalb County. My question is how can I find out where my mother was born? They were sharecroppers between the late 1800's and the early 1900's. Her grandparents were Wirt and Aner McKinley. Her parents were Floyd and Lola McKinley. There is no record of her birth in 1922.It seems that DeKalb, Putnam and Jackson Counties mesh together. My mothers name is Aner Von McKinley. Any help will be appreciated.... Stella|
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re: McKinley's in DeKalb County
Date: 03/24/2014 Submitted by: David Johnson The Tennessee law prohibits a birth certificate being released to the public before birth is 100 years past. Unless you have applied to the TN State Dept. of Health to get a copy of the birth certificate (for you they call it a "verification of facts"), you cannot know that there is no birth certificate. It will not be on the internet. If you have applied to get a copy, then you are right, and there will not be another document to tell you reliably. You can get the information you need to apply to get your mother's birth certificate at these links:
To order, you'll need the full birth date. If you have questions, you can call them at:
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Si Dunn Store
|Submitted by: Janice Frizzell|
|Does anyone happen to know where the Si Dunn Store was located in Dekalb County circa 1880? I have found a notation that says people were buried behind the store. I think the store was in the Midway community and store could have been on the Old Sparta Highway. Any information would be appreciated.|
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|Submitted by: Sandy Burch|
|I am looking for information on Benjamin Franklin or Perry Anderson Cantrell. Also Moetta Addcock and why they called themselves black dutch.|
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Date: 09/07/2014 Submitted by: Maty Sue Cope Holmes I have an extensive collection on DeKalb County Cantrell-Cantrill, Cope, Webb, books, copies we researched all over including Smithville and Mc Minnville and will be happy to share information. Briefly, I found Benjamin in the 1870 DeKalb, Tennessee, #169, 54 years of age. Perry, Age 37, 1870, DeKalb census #205. Benjamin, age 16,1850 Census, DeKalb, #1136, father listed as Green. I found John and Moetta Adcock Chisam, as parents of Vacie Chism who married Joseph Tilden Green on October 1, 1899 in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Vacie was born 16 Sept 1881 and died in Nashville, TN. The Greens had 4 children: Johnny Green, Marcella Green, Eva Green Ammon Robert (Bobby) born 1909, White County, professional boxer won Southern Welterweight Championship.He was an electrician and owned Dusty Roads Tavern in Nashville, TN. He married Evelyn ______ and had children: Bobby, James, Gail, Sandra and Janie. The last part taken from The Webb Families and 23 Related Families of DeKalb County by Thomas Gray Webb. DeKalb County Historian. I am more than happy to research this more deeply if you wish. I just saw your request late last night. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1158" as subject
Youngs of DeKalb County TN Y-DNA
|Submitted by: Leighton Eugene (Gene) Young|
|I am looking for male Youngs with DeKalb County TN heritage that have had their Y-DNA analyzed. I have, and I would like to discuss results with those that have.|
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Bethel and Whaley graves
|Submitted by: Mary Murdock|
| John Witt
Bethel is buried in Salem Baptist Cemetery in Liberty. I am look for
his daughter's grave, Eliza J. Bethel Whaley. I believe she died in
1912 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. I want to know if she was transported
back and buried in Tennessee. Her death certificate shows the funeral
home and it is no longer in existence. It says she was buried or
transported. Her husband, Elijah Madsen Whaley, died in 1901 in Sulphur
Springs, Texas, at the same time his father, Isaac Whaley, died in
Liberty, TN. I have not found a grave for any of these three people.
Eliza J. Bethel Whaley or Elijah Madsen Whaley or Isaac Whaley.
Isaac Whaley was a postmaster in Liberty and his wife at his death was Nancy Hawker.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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|Submitted by: Delmar L. Harris|
|I am working on a Driver family genealogy and have got to the late 1770's and early 1800's, and about every individual I look for is listed as DeKalb, White, Tennessee. I look and find that DeKalb is one county and White is a different county. Why do all records I can find list 2 separate counties? This is very confusing to me and I don't know which county records to look in.|
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re: County Confusion
Date: 10/29/2013 Submitted by: David Johnson You are right White is one county and DeKalb is the adjoining county. There is no town named DeKalb, White Co., TN.
I see the following in the 1860 census:
** 1 living at Franks Ferry in White Co., TN. This can be found on Google maps. Franks Ferry Road in White County is where the ferry crossed the Caney Fork River between DeKalb Co., TN and White Co. This is far enough south that none of this area is or ever was in DeKalb Co. The household is seemingly kin to the other Drivers.
** 15 households in DeKalb Co., TN. Resided in the north area of DeKalb Co., TN. Alexandria was in the northwest corner of the county with several there (so then take notice of the Drivers in Cannon Co. and the ones in Wilson Co. because Alexandria is on the DeKalb/Wilson/Cannon Co. corner). Liberty has some and is just a few miles away from Alexandria (to the south). Liberty is on Smith Fork, a small creek/river that runs to the west. Also to the west is Temperance Hall, DeKalb Co., also right on Smith Fork. Smithville is about the middle of DeKalb Co. and some are there, but it attracts because it is the county seat. Watch for the ones in Smith Co., TN just to the north. All these are a pocket of kin. Seems they came from NC.
Deeds show that Burrell Driver from NC was on Smith Fork in 1802. Giles Driver was there in 1811. In 1819 Giles was at the big spring at Colvert's Lake. From "A Bicentennial History of DeKalb Co., TN" by Thomas Webb (in my possession): "Tradition says that the wolves were so numerous that in 1819 when Giles Driver moved to Fall Creek that he pinned his hogs in the chimney corner so the wolves would not kill them." In 1841 Giles Driver gave the land to build the Methodist Episcopal Church at Smithville.
DeKalb Co was formed at the very end of 1837; so the early records are in Smith County. You won't find the family in White Co., but mostly in Smith County early, and later in DeKalb after that area was divided out north of the Smith Fork. Before 1806, the Smith Fork River was near the boundary between the Indian lands and Smith Co. It was illegal to cross the line, and only a couple of people did. In 1806 a treaty opened that up, and Warren County was formed from the Indian area south of Smith Fork.
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|Submitted by: Linda Travaglio|
I am seeking info on Jemima Hughey born 1778 (we believe) in NC. She died approximately in 1869. Her parents (we believe) are Samuel Hughey and Elizabeth Irwin. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Jessie Andrew Smith family- daughter
|Submitted by: Jan|
|I was born in 1970, in Nashville, TN to Lola, the daughter of Jessie and Ruby Smith of Dekalb county. I was placed for adoption at birth. I am trying to locate photos of my birth mother at various ages. I am also trying to find out how many biological siblings I actually have. She was married to a Floyd Ball and I know of one daughter and one son from that union. I also know that the son was in the military and tried to see one time at my Adoptive Grandmother's home when he found out about me, but did not have permission, so she would not let him in. Any help would be appreciated. I am just trying to trace my blood heritage. Thanks.|
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McDole or McDowell 1810-1870
|Submitted by: Sharon L Hofer|
Thanking the webmaster for his help in the past.
I have found where the McDowells/McDoles came from before they were in TN.
The John and Andrew who arrived at the Land Office in Sparta in October 1810 were from Fairfield County, So. Carolina. Andrew was an immigrant with other members of his family in 1766-1767. He received headright land in S.C. making it possible to date his arrival. I do not know what ship he was on; so I don't know if he came from Scotland or Ireland.
Family: Father: Alexander. Will in Fairfield Co. dated 1793. Andrew, James and William came with their father. Father married again and had other children. My ancestor Andrew (about 1754-1825) was a surveyor 1773-1807 and served as a corporal in the Revolution. He is in the 1820 census in White County, TN.
His [Andrew's] son John (approx 1774-1819) had land on Falling Water River in White County. John's son Andrew was in the part of White county that became DeKalb Co. Andrew the younger lived about 1801-1850. Andrew used the name McDOLE, and so did his children who remained in Tennessee.
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re: McDole or McDowell 1810-1870
Date: 05/31/2014 Submitted by: Elisa McDole I married Ron McDole. His father is Elton Clay McDole.Elton's father was James. We believe Felix McDole was James' father, but we can't get any further back. Possible relationship? email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1152" as subject
|Submitted by: Sheri Harding|
| I am
looking for a copy of a book by Thomas Webb titled "The Webb Families
of Dekalb County Tennessee and 23 Related Families". If anyone knows
someone with one for sale, please provide them with my email address.
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Sampson Bethel - Catherine Newby
|Submitted by: Terri Davis|
| I am
looking for information on this Sampson (b 18 May 1788 NC; d 22 Feb
1880 Smithville, TN)
He served in the war of 1812, and his wife is listed as Catherine NEWBY. The records from the war office (Fold3.com) say they were married 1809 in Smith TN. (Most Ancestry.com trees identify Sampson Bethel's 1st wife as Sarah Holloway.- but she married a "Simpson" Bethel and moved to Ohio.)
I believe Sampson and Catherine Newby Bethel had 12 children. I believe that I know several of them, but am missing 2 older girls. But I have little proof on this family) I do see some 1836 land records mentioning 4 of his sons, with property adjacent to "James Newby". One unmarried daughter shows up on Census information, as well as his (presumed) daughter Catherine who married John Coleman Smithson), and Sampson was living with them in 1870.
Can you help me prove Mary Margaret Bethel (b 13 Jan 1819, Smithville) is their daughter? (She is my ancestor) I don't have any primary evidence, only speculation. I have Mary Margaret Bethel's obituary, with her birth date and birth place, but nothing on her parents. (Obit for Mary Bethel Seaton Hill; Found in the Saints Herald at the Temple archives).
Can you tell me anything about Catherine Newby? I believe she died about 1837, and Sampson remarried Frances Smithson, and had additional children.
There are lots of Newby's in Warren County and I am wondering if Catherine NEWBY (maybe she is "Mary" Catherine Newby???) is the daughter of Thompson NEWBY(1772-1836 died in Warren) and his wife - Mary Bethel(1778 - 1851 died in Warren)- but who were the parents of this Mary Bethel and how can I prove this?
Sampson and Catherine Newby Bethel named a son "Whaley" Bethel, probably after her grandfather, but I could use help understanding the Whaley lineage.
San Jose, California
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Herren, Richard and John Clinton
|Submitted by: Barbara Herion|
|Does someone know about the deaths of Richard and John Clinton Herren around 1856? I believe they were residents of DeKalb County, but possibly Putnam or White County. Would greatly appreciate any information on this. They were my great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.|
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Solomon Scott b about 1801 d about 1880
|Submitted by: Elsie Newby|
|I am looking for info on Solomon and Hannah Scott of the Dismal Comm.|
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Henry Frazier Family
|Submitted by: Susan Allman|
|I am searching for my fraternal gg grandfather Henry Frazier in DeKalb County. Henry was born circa 1813 and died circa 1869. I am specifically looking for he and his spouse Mary Margaret and daughter Paralee. Paralee was my g grandmother. Paralee died in Wheelock, Robertson County, Tx July 3, 1895. Any help is greatly appreciated.|
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|Submitted by: Keith Jones|
|I am looking for any info on the Davis family. My great-great-grandfather Henry Lee Davis was born in 1829 to a James and Sarah Davis. James was born in 1786 in NC and Sarah in SC in 1791. She is listed in Albert Davis's household in the 1850 census. I am looking for her maiden name and more info on James Davis if possible. Thank you for any help.|
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Vassie (Hobbs) Ledbetter
|Submitted by: Wilma Gannon Menard-Barrett|
|Looking for information on Jim or James and Lizzie Hobbs. They raised her. They were in 1910 cenuses of DeKalb Co. and listed a Myrtle and Joe also. Would like to know about Vassie for she is my grandmother. Vassie married Alton Ledbetter in 1912 and had 12 children. Thank you.|
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Appleton B. Paris' home and store on Bright Hill Rd. Dekalb County
|Submitted by: Judy Price|
|I have pictures of the Paris family, but I would love to have a picture of the old store and Paris home on Bright Hill Rd., Smithville, TN. If you have one please reply.|
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Any info on Babe Brent
|Submitted by: Michael Brent|
|My great-grandfather was from Indian Creek, TN. He was born around Aug. 1864 (or maybe 1854). I would really like to find his parents, as I can't go any farther back in the tree. He married Permelia Crook. She was a widow of Yance Malone. They were farmers. My grandfather's death cert. lists his father as Babe Brent, so Babe may NOT be a nickname. OH, Babe died in 1929 in TN. Any information will be greatly appreciated.|
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Isaac Whaley death
|Submitted by: Mary A. Murdock|
Whaley of Liberty, TN died in 1901. He served as a postmaster in
Liberty for many years. I would like to know how he died and where he
is buried. When he died he was married to Nancy Hawkins Whaley and she
was quite a bit younger than he was. I do not know what happened to her
either. If anyone knows any info, I would appreciate your sharing.
Thanks, Mary, Rexburg, Idaho
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re: Isaac Whaley death
Date: 03/04/2013 Submitted by: Corena Jones Mary, I found a Nancy "Nan or Nannie" Melinda Hawkins in Cannon County married Oct. 26th 1884 to John Hayes Enos in Cannon County. Nancy was his 2nd wife, she was born June 5th 1865 and died Sept. 29th 1935. In the 1900 census these children were listed: Hattie Enos age 14, Oct. 1885-1950, Annie Enos age 11, June 1888-1972, Georgia Enos age 7, Nov. 1892?-1917, Jennie Enos age 6, Aug. 1893-4-1975, Hettie Enos age 2, Sept. 1897-9- 1941, also found an Etta Mae 1902-1990 and a Johnie N. Enos Aug. 4th 1891-2-Jan 3rd 1893. I came across this when I was looking up my great uncle Delter Youngbloods father Hayes Enos. The Youngblood and Enos family were neighbors on Parched Corn Rd., which is located in the Blues Hill community. I'm starting to do some searching on Nancy Hawkins, because my great aunt Zora Francis Jones Hawkins whose husband was Johnny Hawkins, I think Nancy is his aunt. Let me know if she is the one you're looking for. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1142" as subject
John & Rillie C. Bogle
|Submitted by: Donna G. Ferrell|
|Discovered the location of this couple's tombstone, not in a cemetery. In the 1940 DeKalb Co TN census, they lived in District #3. They are: Rillie C. Bogle 25 Apr 1896-11 Dec 1960 and her husband, John Bogle 1891- 9 Apr 1961. Any help appreciated. Donna G. Ferrell|
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re: John & Rillie C. Bogle
Date: 03/10/2013 Submitted by: Howard Johnson Hi, I remember John and Rillie Bogle. They lived on Pea Ridge at one time. They have a son name Vernon Lee. He lives in Woodbury now. I helped uncle John gather corn back in the 50s; so I knew them.
Thanks. Hope this helps.
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re: re: John & Rillie C. Bogle
Date: 03/13/2013 Submitted by: Donna Graves Ferrell Their tombstones were found leaning against the yard fence on the property my bro purchased a few months ago, want to find where they belong & return them to their proper place. email: DGFerrell@aol.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1141" as subject
|Submitted by: Jeanne Hathaway|
| I am
seeking information about any Hathaways from/living in DeKalb County in
the early-mid 1800's, specifically my great-great-great-grandfather
James C. (Chrisopher) Hathaway b. abt. 1825 in DeKalb Co., m. Susan ??
b. abt. 1827 TN, probably DeKalb Co. His parents were John and Margaret
�Peggy� Hathaway, both b. NC but residing in DeKalb Co. in 1840 (Fed
Census); brothers were Simeon b. abt. 1830; Samuel b. abt. 1832,
Jeremiah b. abt. 1833 & Henry D. b. abt. 1838, presumably in
DeKalb, Co. or one of the other adjoining counties from which DeKalb
was finally constructed in the late 1830�s.
I have found Cimean (sic), James & Samuel on Eli Vick�s 1845 store ledger, placing them in the Co. at that time as well. I�m assuming that with travel being as difficult as it was in those days that they didn�t live too terribly far from Vick�s store.
As near as I can piece this together from census records and Hathaway Family Association publications, sometime between 1846 and 1849 Peggy and her 5 boys moved to Marion Co. IL. (There is a daughter, DOB sometime btwn. 1826-1830, also listed on the 1840 Census, but she seems not to have made it to IL.) Also my great-great-great-great-grandfather John, b. btwn. 1791-1800 NC, appears not to have made the trip either. The reasons why for all of this are pure speculation on my part so directions to any sources that could confirm any of this �birth, marriage, death/burial records � would be greatly appreciated.
I have contacted the state archives and learned that there is no centralized system for these things until 1908. The county clerk tells me that Dekalb County records for wills don�t begin until 1838 & marriages not until 1848. I�ve trolled everything possible on this site and only came up with the entries on Vick�s Store Ledger, but that�s a start. I can plan a trip there in the spring to look at any viable records that might not be online. Thanks!
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Looking for family of Samual and Charity Redmond
|Submitted by: LeaDee Wilson|
| His son
John Newton Redmond, wife Evaline Simson, along with his children Mary,
John and Robert Redmond were all from around DeKalb County and/or
Meiggs, Tennessee. I will pay for research within means for information.
John Newton Redmond marriage to Evaline December 12, 1899. Son, John Neal Redmond, born in 1910, I think around Feb.19.
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Vickers cemetery in DeKalb
|Submitted by: Martha Jane Jones|
| I am
looking for my great grandfather William T Vickers's mother and father
who might be John H Vickers and Lucy Ann Hickey. May be going to middle
Tenn this weekend and would love some better directions.
I now live in Blountville, TN which is not far from where my great grandparents lived 1920-1970. I retired in 2009 and now have more time to do research and am having difficulty finding answers to many questions I have about my great grandfather's family. Would love to hear from you if you know anything about the Vickers family prior to 1910. Martha Jane Jones
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re: Vickers cemetery in DeKalb
Date: 08/29/2013 Submitted by: Holly Battle You might want to check out Brother J H Grime's early recollections. His wife was Eliza Vickers if memory serves. This would be mid 1800's. If this sounds like a lead for you, I can look up the specific dates and list my sources for you. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1138" as subject
|Submitted by: Thomas Young|
|Hello, I am Thomas Young. I am descended from John Maclin Bennett through his son William Bennett. I am looking for any information on John Maclin Bennett or his father Benjamin Bennett. I have a solid connection to John Maclin Bennett, wanting some information to connect him and his father Benjamin. Thank you, Thomas Young|
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|Submitted by: Peggy Dilldine Gunter|
|I am looking for info on Cela DILLDINE b. abt 1877 in TN(White or DeKalb) died before 1910(White; DeKalb; Jackson TN or AL). She was the daughter of Aaron and Mary Harriett WADDLE/Waddell DILDINE. She married Jordon WEST in 1897 in White Co TN. They had 4 children. Richard, Alvin, SIlas & Waymon. I am specifically interested in when she DIED and where she is BURIED. Any help wold be appreciated. Thank you.|
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Robert H Cripps
|Submitted by: Victoria Cripps-Sauer|
|I am trying to locate family information on a Robert H Cripps who is listed as buried in the Braswell Cemetery. DOB: May 1863 - DOD: Aug. 1923. I have been able to locate him in a couple of census - once living as a half brother with a George Marks and once with a wife Mollie and about 10 children. Just wondering who his parents might be? Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.|
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Claborn Wesely Johnson
|Submitted by: Tammy Johnson - Janow|
|I am looking for any info on Claborn Wesley Johnson. His mother could have been Mary Snow. Have no proof of that. From what I can hear thru the grapevine, he may have been born in Meigs County. I can't find any records to support that or of his parents. If anyone has any info that may be of help, it would be greatly appreciated. Please drop me an email if you do.|
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|Submitted by: Bill Reynolds|
|One Joel Foster, age 83 and born in Virginia, is listed in the 1860 census for DeKalb County. I would like to know if he left a will in the county, or if anyone has information about his family.|
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re: Joel Foster
Date: 07/20/2013 Submitted by: Laverne Buckner Joel Foster was my great-grandfather's grandfather on his mother's side. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1133" as subject
|Submitted by: Charles Surface|
|I have traced the ancestry of my mother's family back to Samuel Oakley. I found a photo of his grave stone showing birth 28 Dec 1818 and died 1 Sept 1899. I can find no documents other than Census reoords. I do not know where he was born or who his parents were or where they came from. His wife was Clarissa, but again I can not find her maiden name or any records other than census records as the wife of Samuel. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Every person in our family who has tried to trace our ancestry has hit a wall at Samuel and Clarissa.|
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Seeking source information relating to Cripps family tree
|Submitted by: Al Cripps|
| At the
http://tngenweb.org/dekalb/fam_hist/crippshist.htm Jim Cripps references generations one through ten. I'm trying to find source information pertaining to generations one, two, and three, i.e., retrace Jim's foot steps to collect the information in hopes of moving beyond William Cripps. I've tried unsuccessfully to contact Jim Cripps at J_crippa@man.com .
I have shared two contact emails with the other Jim Cripps firstname.lastname@example.org but then suddenly there have been no replies from multiple attempts to contact Jim at email@example.com for the last two months---I'm fearful that something has happened to Jim.
Does anyone have any information regarding sources for the first, second, and third generations as listed here:
Does anyone have better contact information for either Jim Cripps?
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David and Malinda Ethridge Patterson
|Submitted by: Patricia Christmas|
|I am looking for the burial place of David Patterson 1804- 1860 and Malinda Ethridge Patterson 1806-1870. They both passed in DeKalb County, Tennessee. They were married in Wilson County, Tennesse July 2,1827. Their son Joshua Patterson was my great-great grandfather.|
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Mary Jane Love Young daughter of John M. Love
|Submitted by: Barbara J. Vanatta|
| I have
researched extensively and cannot find where Mary Jane Love Young is
buried. (married Wm. Buck Young in 1850) She was born in 1834 and died
in 1858. She also had a daughter the same year. Perhaps she died in
childbirth? Would love to know the cause of death, but not likely to
She was my G-G-Grandmother.
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Death Record/Location of Burial Site
|Submitted by: Kenneth G. Rowland|
| I am
trying to find the burial site for my Great- Grandmother Nancy Mariah
Baugus Rowland. The best I have been able to determine thus far is that
she was born on 20 December 1851 and died on 13 October 1876. She
married George W. Rowland on 16 December 1875 and they gave birth to my
grandfather Cornelius Jaco Rowland on 17 September 1876. I assume she
died of complications from child birth. The records from Tennessee says
that Cornelius was born in DeKalb County, TN. So I am guessing that she
is buried in DeKalb County.
Any assistance you can give me would be greatly appreciated! I have searched for almost 20 years to no avail.
Kenneth G. Rowland
Midlothian, TX (but born and raised in Nashville, TN)
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John S. Alcorn and Sarah (Sallie) Love
|Submitted by: Dr. Marcus King|
|I'm looking for marriage information on John S. Alcorn and Sarah (Sallie) Love. They are listed in the 1850 Dekalb census. It is rumored she is of native American descent. Any information on their marriage date and Ms. Love's ancestory is greatly appreciated.|
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re: John S. Alcorn and Sarah (Sallie) Love
Date: 09/20/2012 Submitted by: David Johnson By the 1850 census it seems the marriage might have been about 1847. The marriage records in the area were slim to nothing then, and theirs is not found.
I find in the censuses that John and Sarah Alcorn and children are in Putnam Co. in 1860, Williamson Co. in 1870, Rutherford Co. in 1880. John is with son James K P Allcorn in Rutherford Co., TN in 1900 and widowed. Not found after that; so presumably John and Sarah died in Rutherford Co., TN. They had a son George W. who is found in the 1900 census of Rutherford Co., TN at age 38. Following George W. Alcorn for a death certificate finds him still in Rutherford Co. in 1910 and 1920, but missing in 1930. George's Rutherford Co., TN death certificate #6173, March 29, 1927, states father was John Alcorn and mother was "Miss Love", proving her maiden name. He was buried "Jackson's Ridge". Maybe parents buried there also.
All the Loves in that area of DeKalb Co., TN where John Alcorn lived in 1850 with Sarah were descendants of William Franklin Love and Rachel McCool, who were both born and married in SC, moved to Sullivan Co., TN and then to Smith Co., TN. William and Rachel were in the 1820 Smith Co., TN census, residing on the east of the Caney Fork in the area that would later become the Laurel Hill area of DeKalb Co. (1860- District 16). William died Feb 18, 1821 in Smith Co., TN according to his Rev. War pension application and could not be the father of your Sarah, b. abt. 1824. She most likely is daughter of one of his sons, based on her location.
The 3 sons and at least one daughter who moved to the area lived either in Smith Co., TN near the DeKalb Co. TN border (Hezekiah Love- 1850), or in DeKalb Co., TN district 7 (Hezekiah's brother, John M. Love- 1850). District 8 is where John Alcorn and Sarah were in 1850 and is the south boundary of District 16. Both districts were on the east of the Caney Fork River. In the 1860 census district 16 of DeKalb Co. was formed from Smith Co., TN and Hezekiah Love is found there in a place named after his family- Love Valley. He lived at the intersection of Buffalo Valley Road and Love Valley Road- likely this is where William Franklin Love and Rachel McCool had lived.
Another brother of John and Hezekiah, named Robert Lee Love, died in district 8 in October 1859 according to the 1860 mortality schedule. His children are unknown. He could be of the right birth date (1799) to be father of your Sarah Love Alcorn. I do not know where he was in 1850.
Hezekiah's brother, John M. Love, born 1808, had a daughter named Sarah, b. 1848, and is not father of your Sarah. Hezekiah, b. 1811 is too young to be father of John Alcorn's wife, Sarah, b. abt. 1825. By the list of Hezekiah's children in 1850 and 1860, all listed there were born later than 1825, in the 1840's.
There is a copy of William Love's pension application, applied for by his wife, Rachel, resident of Smith Co., TN, for his service in SC. Hezekiah Love made an affidavit as their son in 1840, and Hezekiah was stated as resident of Smith Co., TN. There was mention in the 5 page application that a list of the names and ages of William and Rachel's children had been attached to the application, but Heritage Quest, where I found the application, did not see fit to copy that in their file copy.
The Love and McCool ancestry is proven at least one more generation back from William Love and Rachel McCool. No chance of a single Indian there; however, it remains that Robert Lee Love's wife, if any, is at present unknown. I cannot vouch for her race.
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Foster house on Short Mountain Street
|Submitted by: Jim Dearman|
the white house on Short Mountain Street in Smithville where my parents
were living when I was born was torn down. I am trying to find out when
that house was first built. It was the house occupied by Ella Foster,
and her brothers James C. and Alva Foster. I think another brother,
William Brown Foster, also lived there for a time. My mother and dad,
Charles F. and Mildred Dearman, were living there with the Fosters when
I was born. I would also like to know if the Fosters were the first to
live in the house after it was built.
The house was last owned by the Danny Latimore family, and had been converted to accomodate apartments and a business. Thanks for any help you can give about this matter.
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|Submitted by: Mary A. Murdock|
| I am
looking for photos of
John Witt Bethel, b. 11 Jan 1820 d. 11 Sep 1878
Tilman Bethel, b.1788 d. 1865
Sarah Root (Daugherty) Bethel, b. 1793 - 1869
Elijah Madsen Whaley b. 21 Aug 1842 d. 21 Aug 1901
Nancy (Moore) Whaley b. 1825 d. 1847 (His first wife).
I would be very grateful for your help. I am willing to exchange what information I have on the Bethels, Daughertys, Whaleys, Elams, Moores, Bass, Miller, etc.
Thanks very much.
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Matthews buried in Smithville Cemetery
|Submitted by: Clinton Matthews|
| I am
looking for a Joseph Chesly Matthews and any other Matthews buried at
the Smithville Cemetery. There may be none as this may not be the
correct Cemetery location. I suspect the correct Cemetery is in
Arkansas. A confirmation would be helpful.
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Vickers Cemetery Visit
|Submitted by: Jennifer (Vickers) Cooper|
|I found the cemetery this week. It is on private property, and you must walk a short distance. The cemetery cannot be seen from the road. It was in bad shape. If anyone would like directions, please email me at email@example.com. Please refer to Vickers Cemetery in the subject line.|
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re: Vickers Cemetery Visit
Date: 11/14/2012 Submitted by: Martha Jane Jones I have just started looking for my great grandfather William Thomas Vickers's family. My great grandfather lived in Bluff City, TN with his wife Mattie Cornelius Warren Vickers. My grandmother was Willie Mae Vickers who married Elcana Spivey and later George McGuire. My great grandfather didn't talk much about his family, but gave a picture of his mother and father(John Vickers and Lucy Tibbs) to my mother. The birth certificate that I have found does not list Lucy Tibbs as his mother, but Mary Jane Edge. I am still trying to figure this out. My mother said that she remembers a lady coming to Bluff City saying that she was William T Vickers's daughter. My research so far reveals William T marrying a Laura Bratcher in 1900, but I'm also having trouble finding more info on Miss Bratcher. I would love to know where this cemetery is as I have read of numerous Vickers buried in a Vickers cemetery. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1123" as subject*
re: William Thomas Vickers
Date: 11/15/2012 Submitted by: David Johnson Not related, just helping. This is complicated and confusing because one marriage record is in error it seems. You also need to recheck my facts and sources yourself. Your photo might not be of whom you think it is?
The Hamblen Co., TN delayed birth certificate of your grandmother, Willie Mae Vickers, b. 1907 in Hamblen Co., TN, shows that her father, William Thomas Vickers was born at Alexandria, DeKalb Co., TN and was age 73 in 1953 and therefore born about 1880.
Since you did not have all this information, a generation in your query was skipped:
The father of Willie Mae Vickers, b. Sept. 7, 1880 in Alexandria, DeKalb Co., TN, was named William Thomas Vickers Jr; therefore his father was also William Thomas Vickers, Sr. of DeKalb Co., TN. William Jr's delayed birth cert in Hamblen Co., TN gives this birth with parents William Thomas Sr and Mary Jane Edge, both born in Alexandria, DeKalb Co., TN. I have seen the Bristol Co., VA marriage record of William [Jr] to Mattie Warren in 1906, and his parents stated there as JH and LA are wrong, and in that record for some reason his aunt and uncle were stated as his parents. This William was born 3 years before John Harden Vickers married Lucy Ann Tibbs. If William was son of John, there has to be an explanation as to why William is never in the census in John's house even as a small child and why William was born 3 years before John and Lucy married. Square peg in a round hole.
DeKalb Co., TN marriage records:
W. K? Vickers to M. J. Edge March 26, 1874. This was William Sr, your great-great-grandfather. It was not this person, but SEEMINGLY your grandfather, William Thomas Vickers Jr, who married Laura Bratcher in 1900. She seems was his first wife. Your confusion seems to be due to skipping a generation, confusing Sr with Jr and due to the strange marriage record to Mattie Warren. I know that William Sr and Mary J. Edge were still alive and were still married and residing in DeKalb Co., TN in both the 1900 and 1910 census; so William Sr did not remarry.
In the 1880 Dist4 DeKalb Co., TN census, William Sr. was b. abt. 1846 TN, age 34.
William 34 TN [William Thomas Sr]
Mary J. 26 wife TN
John W. son 5 TN
Columbus son 3 TN
Claude son 1 TN
The son Columbus Harden Vickers, born DeKalb Co., TN, has a Rutherford Co., TN death certificate naming William Vickers and Mary Jane Edge as parents. He seems to be named after Harden Vickers, whom I believe is the father of William Thomas Vickers, Sr.
Since William Jr. (future father of Willie Mae Vickers) was born in Sept. of this census year, he was born too late to be in this census. This is his parents' household though.
"Thomas Vickers" married Laura Bratcher Jan. 1 1900, and the 1900 census was taken in June. This seems to be your William Thomas Jr., who was not ever in his parents' house in the census. He was born after 1880 and left before 1900. In the 1900 census DeKalb Co., TN, a William T (19) and Laura L (18) Vickers are living with his "brother" "John J. Vickers" (age 28). The only problem is that I find William and Mattie Vickers in Prowers Co., CO in 1910, and he is listed there as married once, which is not necessarily correct. It maybe should say "m2".
John Harding Vickers has a DeKalb Co., TN death cert in 1929 naming his father as Harding (AKA Harden) Vickers and Sallie Tibbs.
John and Lucy A. Vickers 1900 DeKalb Co., TN census: He b. abt. 1850, age 50, md 31yrs (1869). 13 children/ 11 living.
1870 Dist7 White Co., TN John (19) and Lucy A. (17) Vickers (next door to Harding (49) and Sarah (44) Vickers [Harding's wife Sarah was nee Sallie Ann Tibbs- from several death certs of their children]
Child of John and Lucy:
Josephine 11/12 [no William]
Lucy Ann Tibbs and Salie Ann Tibbs were probably kin somehow.
1880 Dist13 DeKalb Co., TN John and Lucy A. Vickers:
Ch: Josie 13, Mary C. 9, John 7, James W. 4, Elijah 1
1900 Dist5 DeKalb Co., TN John and Lucy Vickers:
Ch: Nora C 16, Albert R.14, Spurgeon 12, Ethel 5
DeKalb Co., TN death cert Josephine Bratcher-
parents: John and Lucy Ann Vickers
husb: Jacob Bratcher
She is Josie in the 1880 census.
Your William Thomas Vickers Jr is not the son of John and Lucy. He is never in the census in their household, and was born 3 yrs. (1866) before Lucy and John married (1869). It seems his father, William Thomas Vickers Sr, is the brother of John H. and son of Harden/Harding Vickers and Sallie Tibbs.
In the 1870 census of White Co., TN, as I listed above for John Vickers, Harding Vickers is next door to John. John was 29 and Harding was 49.
Harding Vickers in 1850 DeKalb Co., TN:
Harden Vickar 26 TN
Sarah Vickar 24 TN [Sallie is nickname for Sarah]
William J Vickar 4 TN [so born 1846- matches your William Sr.]
Elizabeth Vickar 65 TN [maybe Harden's mother]
Harding Vickers in Dist16 1860 DeKalb Co., TN:
Harden Vickers 38 TN
Sarah A. Vickers 35 TN
William R 14 TN [You can see that William's middle initial is different in every census; so don't use that to identify him]
John H 9 TN
Eliza A. 7 TN
Elizabeth L. 10 TN
Tilmon B. 7 TN
Felix G. 4 TN
In 1870 William [Sr] is missing from Harding's White Co., TN household. He married Mary Jane Edge in DeKalb Co., TN on March 26, 1874.
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re: 1123a Vickers/Tibbs
Date: 11/16/2012 Submitted by: David Tibbs Hello
I have been in touch with Jennifer (hi cousin). Yet to be connected.
My reply is for Martha. Is it possible to get a copy of that picture (John Vickers & Lucy Tibbs)? I am researching the Tibbs in Smith, DeKalb, White and Wilson counties and trying to make their connections.
My line is through Drury Tibbs who is probably a hashmark on the 1820 Smith County census and appears on the 1840 DeKalb.
Here is a link to my Tibbs website:
Thank you. David Tibbs
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Date: 11/18/2012 Submitted by: Martha Jones My great grandfather William Thomas Vickers was born Sept 7, 1880 and died June 19, 1970. I believe his mother was Lucil "Lucy" Hickey and his father John Harden Vickers(born Nov 12, 1850) not the John Vickers and Lucy Tibbs that he said. The picture which I have of William Thomas Vickers's parents is the very same picture as the one on the family tree of Lynn Schiller on ancestry.com. My great grandfather also mentioned that his mother was blind which is mentioned in the execution of her will after her husband died. I am still trying to find out more about the Vickers family as well as researching my husband's family. I would appreciate any help with my great grandfather William Thomas Vickers. I visited his farm in Bluff City, TN when I was a young child 2-4 times a week until I was married. He built many houses and buildings in the area and also had a nursery from which he sold treees. His wife Mattie C Warren had a floral shop which sold flowers to other flower shops as well as selling flowers to the local residents for weddings, funerals and to churches for Sunday services. I would love to hear from any one who might know of the early life of my great grandfather. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1123" as subject
George Lawrence Cantrell, Sr.
|Submitted by: Daphene Willoughby|
|I am researching the Elisha Hardcastle of Warren Co, TN line and have run across George Lawrence Cantrell, Sr. of DeKalb County, TN, born 1872 and died 1943. He married Josie Ann Hardcastle 12 03 1893 in Warren Co, TN, but they lived in both counties. My question concerns their son, James Richard Cantrell. Whom did he marry? I know there is at least one more James Cantrell in the same time frame, so don't want to get them mixed up. Many thanks.|
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|Submitted by: Matt Scott|
|I was wondering if anyone had any information on John Scott born in 1779 in North Carolina and died there in Dekalb in 1860. What I'm really interested in is if there is a death certificate that would maybe list is father or anything that would list his parents. I can't find find any kind of records on him other than census records. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.|
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Inventory and account of sale
|Submitted by: Carole Ring|
anyone have the details for the inventory and sale below? Thanks,
pg 342-346. 14 May 1855. Edith Heald, administratrix report of inventory and account of sale of the estate of Harrison O.T. Heald.
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Families Of Henry Harrison Taylor & Benjamin Harrison Taylor
|Submitted by: Carmella Vest|
|Henry married a Angeline Self, Benjmain married a Mary Elizabeth Smith. Some of them were from Dowelltown, Indian Creek. I have found some of the cousins, but looking for more. Thank you very much.|
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re: Families Of Henry Harrison Taylor & Benjamin Harrison Taylor
Date: 11/23/2012 Submitted by: Connie Taylor Mize Henry Harrison Taylor was my ggggrandfather. Please tell me what info you need. I will be happy to help you. My line of Taylor's lived in Collin County, Texas. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1119" as subject*
re: re: Families Of Henry Harrison Taylor & Benjamin Harrison Taylor
Date: 06/23/2013 Submitted by: Hazel Beshears Palmer I am related to this line of Taylors. My grandmother Sarah Louisa Taylor known as Lula) was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Taylor and Elizabeth Smith. She was born in Indian Creek, Tenn. Nov. 1887. The next child born after her was born in Collin Co. Lula Taylor married Bert Edward Raines abt. 1908 in McKinney, Tex. My mother, Beulah Hazel Raines, was born in McKinney in March 1912. I have done a lot of research on this line of Taylors and can go back to 1600's when they were in England. Would be happy to share what info I have. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1119" as subject
re: Families Of Henry Harrison Taylor & Benjamin Harrison Taylor
Date: 06/24/2013 Submitted by: Hazel Palmer Benjamin Harrison Taylor (married to Elizabeth Smith) is my great grandfather. I have done some research on this family but would appreciate any help from you regarding the children of BHT. My grandmother was a daughter of his, her name was Sarah L. She was known as Lula. She married B. E. Raines in McKinney, Collin Co., Texas abt. 1909. My mother was their oldest daughter, born in 1912 in McKinney. I actually met Benjamin in the early 1950's - he was very old but in good health at that time. He lived to be 100 years old. I have some pictures of him and would be happy to share if you are interested. I would like to find out more information on his children. My grandmother was born in Indian Creek, Tenn. in 1887, the next child born was in Collin Co. in 1889, but I do not have the names or any other information. Any information from you would be greatly appreciated. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1119" as subject
Ray and Boyd families
|Submitted by: Ruby Pantalone|
|My ancestor James B Ray married Kitty Boyd (Katherine). In about 1850. Their oldest child is William Thomas Ray who married Samantha Pack about 1879. I can't find a marriage for William and Samantha. If you know where and when they married please let me know. Also, I would like to know the name of Kitty's parents. Also, I am sure that James B. Rays parents were Thomas Ray and Elizabeth. Does anyone have that information? Thank you for your help.|
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re: Ray and Boyd families
Date: 05/07/2012 Submitted by: David Johnson It seems you might not have a definite date for the marriage of James and Kitty. "James Ray" married "Catterina Boyd" March 9, 1854 in DeKalb Co., TN.
I noticed from the 1860 DeKalb Co. census that Kitty's middle name was Ann, and neither Kitty nor James were in DeKalb Co. at all in 1850, and James was never in the house of Thomas and Elizabeth in any census that named members of the household.
1850 census of District 4, Warren Co., TN, page 13 B:
Boyd, William 57 M GA
Boyd, Ann 50 F NC
Boyd, Fanetta 22 F TN
Boyd, Ephemia 20 F TN
Boyd, William 18 M TN
Boyd, Kitty A. 14 F TN [future wife of James Ray?]
Then 1860 census of District 6, DeKalb Co., TN, page 124:
Boyd, Ann 66 F VA
Boyd, Finnetta J. 32 F TN
Boyd, Euphema 30 F TN
Boyd, Francis 10 M TN
This is the same family as in 1850 Warren Co. as above.
Two houses away in the same 1860 census, and same page is James Ray and Kitty.
Ray, James 35 M TN
Ray, Kitty Ann 24 F TN
Ray, William T. 5 F TN
Ray, Louisa 2 F TN
Elizabeth Ray, evidently widowed, age 76, is next to James and Kitty in 1860. She has the same two children living with her as in 1850 with her and husband Thomas "Rhea". Ann Boyd is still next door in 1870, age 72, b. VA. Notice her age fluctuates a lot.
No marriage found for William T. Ray to Samantha Pack. Since they died in Lamar Co., TX (findagrave), could they have married in TX?
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re: Ray and Boyd families
Date: 05/07/2012 Submitted by: Ruby Pantalone William Thomas Ray and Samantha Pack did die in Lamar County, TX. However, they must have married in TN as they are in DeKalb Co. in 1880 census with a son named, John. I know they had a son named Marshall Hollie Ray in June 1880 and he was born in Belk, DeKalb County. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1118" as subject
|Submitted by: Clara Hickey (Hill)|
| I am
looking for more information regarding my great, great grandfather,
Giles Hill, and/or his predecessors.
All I know is in the 1850 census: district 12 Dekalb Co., Tennessee, he was listed as Jiles Hills, 47 South Carolina, farmer. I cannot find him after that date. His wife is listed in the 1860 census: District 3, Franklin Co. Tennessee, page 61.
I can find no further information; his descendents named for him - all spell their name as: Giles.
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Gurtha Hale (Gurthie)
|Submitted by: D. J. McBay|
|My grandmother was born in Alexandria (I think) in DeKalb Co. in 1903. Her mother was Mary Etta Watts (or Mary Elizabeth Watts, as she is sometimes listed), daughter of Isaac Pleasant Watts and Nancy Patterson Watts. I am searching for her father. She took the name of Hale, I believe because of a marriage by her mother in 1908 to Crit Hale. On her death certificate her father is listed as Charles Hale. Anyone know this family or have any information? Thanks.|
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re: Gurtha Hale (Gurthie)
Date: 05/01/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson Not related, just helping.
"Crit Hale" died in Putnam Co., TN, District 9, near Buffalo Valley on June 25, 1910 according to Putnam Co., TN death certificate #70267.
After the 1908 DeKalb Co., TN marriage, he and "Etter" (for Mary Etta) lived in District 9, Putnam Co., TN where they are listed twice in the 1910 census. Once the family is listed in household 31/33 as "Hall", but next door to his "Hale" parents:
Hall, Crit head M W 24 marriage2 2yrs TN TN TN
Hall, Etter wife F W 36 marriage1 2yrs 2/2children TN TN TN
Hall, Girthie daughter F W 7 S TN TN TN
Hall, James L. son M W 11/12 S TN TN TN
The census was taken in April and Crit died in June of consumption (TB). This shows plainly that Crit was married before, and that Girthie was not Mary Etta's daughter. It seems that whoever gave the death cert. info for Girtie never knew her father was married before Mary Etta. You are not kin to the Watts genealogy.
The family also appears without Crit a second time in the same district, same county and same census in the household of Robert Watts (Mary Etta's brother). District 9, Putnam Co., TN, household 112/118:
Watts, Robert head M W 33 m1 10yrs TN TN TN salesman fruit trees
Almer wife F W 26 m1 10yrs 4/4 TN TN TN
Hale, Etter sister F W 38 m1 2yrs 2/2children TN TN TN
Hale, Girtha niece[to Robert] F W 7 S TN TN TN
Hale, James nephew M W 9/12 S TN TN TN
Once again Girtha 7 yrs old, and Etta married 2 yrs.
Crit's death certificate lists him as white, male, farmer, married. His 1908 marriage record in DeKalb Co., TN lists him as "C. C. Hale" and wife as "Etta Watts", Aug. 25, 1908. Since Crit died of TB, which could take months or a year or so to cause death, and since it was a very contagious killer at that time with no cure, his family may have moved out to save their lives. Death certs in TN before 1914 do not list the parents.
I have not found his first marriage record. I would assume logically that the first wife died in DeKalb Co., since Crit had custody of the child in 1910.
Where Crit is listed in the 1910 census, he is next door to one old enough to be his father, and is his father:
Hale, William head W M 49 m2 TN TN TN farm laborer
Hale, Bettie wife F W 36 m2 3/3children TN TN TN
1900 DeKalb Co., TN, District 22:
Hale, William head M W Apr 1859 41 married 15yrs TN TN TN farmer
Hale, Nancy wife F W Feb 1856 44 married 15yrs TN TN TN
Hale, Criton son M W Feb 1896[sic] 14 S TN TN TN
Hale, Jessie T. son M W Jan 1888 12 S TN TN TN
Hale, Nettie[sp?] A. daughter F W May 1891 9 S TN TN TN
Where the birth year for Criton says 1896, that is clearly error, and the age in 1900 is 14 to prove that is the case, which matches his age of 24 in the 1910 census.
There is a marriage in DeKalb Co. of one William Hale to N. I. Trapp on April 9, 1885, in time for Crit's birth, and matching the 15yrs married in the 1900 census. "N. I. Trapp", age 24 in 1880, was d/o James T. and Anna Trapp, household 1/1, District 10, DeKalb Co., TN. Same District in 1870 shows her name as Nancy, age 14.
Marriage DeKalb Co., TN: James Terry Trapp to Anny Ferrell April 22, 1850.
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|Submitted by: Jamie Caten|
|I am trying to find the parents of James Roller born in DeKalb Co, 1861. He was married to Mary Ann Evans also of DeKalb Co. Any information is appreciated. Thanks.|
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re: James Roller
Date: 05/01/2012 Submitted by: David Johnson No definite proof of parents here, but leads, and some of this I list here just to inform others also:
(1) James Roller, age 9, 1870 census DeKalb Co., Dist. 9, Liberty, page 202A, 216/216 in house of James Redman, age 55, and wife Ester, aka Hester, age 54. Shows James Roller born abt. 1861 in TN. Is he orphan here, and/or is he related to this couple?
(2) James Roller, age 19, and wife Mary Ann Evans living in 1880 census of DeKalb Co., TN, District 5 with children.
(3) James Roller and his wife are both buried in Keltonburg Methodist Church Cemetery along with at least the following children:
- James M. Roller 01/16/1860- 12/16/1934
- Mary Evans Roller 02/19/1859- 02/05/1942 [d/o James Evans and Martha Caldwell]
- Their son James Henry Roller (9/30/1876- 10/31/1944) who married Florence Adcock (05/06/1882- 11/04/1959) is also buried there, but he lived in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN, also from his death certificate.
- Son William T. Roller (12/13/1877- 01/05/1929 [death cert says died 01/04/1929]) also buried there and his wife S. S. (Sophia) Cantrell (11/22/1882- 12/07/1980) and family. William T. died in Cannon Co., TN, Daylight Community, death cert #176.
- Julius M. Roller (04/06/1890- 11/25/1958) wife Nora E. (Cantrell) Roller (07/10/1889- 01/11/1987) and family.
(4) Keltonburg is in the south part of DeKalb County and is not that far from McMinnville in Warren County. Mary Evans Roller was buried by High Funeral Home located in McMinnville, and so were sons James Henry Roller and William T. Since William T. died before his father, and since Mary Evans Roller and at least two of her sons were buried by High Funeral Home, I think you should check the High Funeral Home records and also seek an obituary for James M. Roller. High Funeral Home is still in business and has all its old records. They also wrote all their obituaries in most excellent detail back into the 1930's at least. The obituaries were published in both the Southern Standard of McMinnville in Warren Co. and in the Smithville Record for DeKalb Co. residents. The Southern Standard has the earliest obits. I have never seen a funeral home so consistently give the parents and nativity of the deceased.
You can contact John W. High Funeral Home:
(5) The first Redmon (from NC) to settle in the area settled in Warren Co. in the Keltonburg general area with wife Catherine Cantrell, before DeKalb was formed from Warren Co. I mention this in connection with James M. Roller being in a Redmon/Redman house at age 9 in 1870. Note also that two of James M. Roller's sons married Cantrells. There are also many Redmons and Cantrells buried in the Keltonburg Cemetery.
(6) The only Roller in the area [always Warren County] by 1870 [also saw him there in 1850 -dist 14, h/h 777/777- and 1860] was Dempsey Roller, b. Dec. 25, 1821 in GA, died Dec. 21 or 31 [hard to read the stone], 1887 in Warren Co., TN, buried at Salem Cemetery in Warren Co., TN. Dempsey married first a Martha [prob. in 1840's], also born in GA, and they had children, but only one son, George W., to carry on the surname. George is in the 1850 census with his parents at age 7. In the 1860 McMinnville, Warren Co., TN census George, age 16, is an apprentice of a saddler named A. P. Greer. It is interesting that in the same household is an Irene Evans, age 38 b. 1822, within 2 years of the birth year of Mary Ann Evans' father, James (he in Liberty, DeKalb, TN 1860) b. abt. 1820. I never see George Roller again in the census. No marriage record found. Maybe he died and left James as orphan?? The Redmons were no strangers to Warren County, and it might be possible that George Roller may have had a child by a Redmon, in marriage or not. Dempsey Roller married a second time to Mary Kirby , but too late to produce a father for your James M. Roller. The surname is spelled in various censuses or their indexes as Roller, Roler, Rawler, Reller, and William T. Roller's death cert index entry seems to be Raller.
(7) There are two listings for a George Roller in two Civil War units, that consisted of men from Warren and DeKalb counties, among other counties. These units were 8th Reg, TN Cav. (Smith's), and 11th Btln, TN Cav. (Gordon's). Both were CSA units. A search of these records found at TSLA in Nashville on microfilm might show a death during the war in the 1860's, don't know. Sometimes when a soldier was killed there will be a letter or document in the file by a parent or wife requesting the deceased's personal belongings and any pay still due.
(8) The Warren Co., TN will and estate settlement of Dempsey Roller or of George Roller might give useful information, if it exists. James Redmon's will or estate settlement might mention James Roller.
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Original Methodist Church in Liberty?
|Submitted by: Delores Shaw|
|In the book, History of Dekalb County Tennessee, there is a reference about James H Burton speaking of an old cemetery. He refers to it as Pioneer or Old Methodist graveyard. Does anyone know where this may be? The graves of W H Burton and Ebenezer Burton are there. They are my GGGG and GGGGG Grandfathers.|
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re: Original Methodist Church in Liberty?
Date: 04/12/2012 Submitted by: David Johnson From the same book: "There is one other landmark demanding notice, the pioneer cemetery on the northwest edge of Liberty. It is referred to by H. L. Hale as the old Methodist graveyard. It lies on a gentle slope facing the sunrise".
Another book, "Bicentennial History of Dekalb County Tennessee" by Thomas Webb, states the land for this church [the Methodist church formed second in what was not yet, but later, to be DeKalb County] was donated by Adam Dale as lot number 6 in Liberty, DeKalb County, TN on Aug 28, 1817. Source: Smith Co., TN Deed Book F, p. 198. Thomas Webb further states this lot is the present-day location of the Liberty Methodist Church, but is not the original building.
Going further, the phone book gives the location of this church as 403 Church Street. I do not know if the cemetery is on the very spot or somewhat separated. From the description it would be on a hillside facing east. Perhaps you could inquire at that church.
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|Submitted by: Delores Shaw|
|Looking for the burial site of Sinah Foster died 1880 in Dekalb County. Was the wife of John Foster, they were early settlers and were saddles by trade.|
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re: Sinah Foster
Date: 12/08/2012 Submitted by: Athol K. Foster Delores,
John and Sinah was my Great Great Grand Parents. I descend from their son Anthony L. Foster. We do not know where they are buried. We think they were buried on one of the properties on Smith Fork that they owned. John died about 1832 when they were living on Smith Fork. Sinah did not die until 1871 and we beleive that she was taken back to Smith Fork for burial.
If you need more information contact me at my e-mail address listed.
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Samuel and Maggie Bryant family
|Submitted by: Betty Chambers|
|Looking for information about my grandmother Willie Bryant, daughter of Samuel and Maggie. Her married surname is Chambers and she spent the last years of her life in Central State Hospital in Nashville. We know so little about her, just trying to put the pieces together.|
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|Submitted by: Rebecca Gamble|
Tennessee Brimer (b. 1864 d. 1925 Parents, Jack and Josephine) married
( I believe) Henry Gambrell (b.1862) Had 2 children. Ed and Lily. Only
have Tennessee living with her children. Found Henry living alone 1920
census. Believe Henry's parents are William and Sarah Cardwell. (1900
census under Bill Gawbrell)
Ed Gambrell married Vida Clemons and moved to Peru, Indiana He is my husbands grandfather.
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John Dougherty b: 1768
|Submitted by: Linda Hebel|
|Looking for info on John Dougherty b: 1768 Augusta Co., Va., md: Nancy Agnes Davidson 1790 also in Augusta Co., Va. John moved to DeKalb Co., Tn maybe around 1822 with his family. He may have been a postmaster for a time. His son was Dr. John R. Dougherty. Is there any info on when he or his wife may have passed? I have seen info saying he passed in 1862 Liberty, DeKalb Co., Tn. John is my 5th g-grandparent.|
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|Submitted by: Deborah Bozarth/Traut|
|My grandfather was William Henry Bozarth born in DeKalb County, Tennesse abt.1910. He married a local girl named Essie V. i do not have her last name. She was born abt. 1914 and may have married when she was 16 and he 20, since their first child, Ralph, was born abt. 1930. They later divorced and she remarried Richard Mervin in Texas where she lived till she died. I am interested in any information about her you might find. Thank you|
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Date: 02/19/2012 Submitted by: David Johnson I'm not related, but will do lookups.
From the DeKalb County, TN marriage records:
William H. Bozarth to Estella Vanilla Marcum on Nov. 30, 1928 in DeKalb Co., TN
Her parents from the 1920 census of District 13, Putnam Co., TN, page 121 B:
Marcum, Sidney head M W 44 married TN TN TN farmer
Marcum, Sarrah E. wife F W 38 married TN TN TN
Marcum, Virgie D. daughter F W 7 S TN TN TN
Marcum, Essie V. daughter F W 6 S TN TN TN
Marcum, Willie E. son M W 1 10/12 TN TN TN
From the SSDI and the Texas death index: she was then named at her death Essie Vanell [similar to "Vanilla"] Mervin, born Feb. 27, 1913 and died Feb. 6, 1994, while residing in Lancaster, Dallas Co., TX.
1910 census of Dist. 13, Putnam Co., TN, page 127 A:
Marcum, Sid 34 first marriage, married 8 yrs, TN TN TN
Marcum, Sarah wife 28 first marriage, married 8 yrs, TN TN TN
From her father, Sidney Marcum's, Putnam Co., TN death certificate #7557, year 1936:
White, male, married, farmer
death: Silver Point, District 13, Putnam Co., TN [same area where he resided in the 1920 census- It is on the Putnam/DeKalb Co., line] Died March 27, 1939.
birth: Oct. 13, 1875 in TN [year is error- should be 1885- the 1920 census has him age 44, and he would be 50 at death in 1936. The death cert. does say he was age 50; so even that shows that 1875 is wrong].
father: Perry Marcum, b. Putnam Co., TN
mother: Marth Oaks, b. Putnam Co., TN
informant: Donald Sadler, Silver Point
Undertaker: none [this means the family probably buried him by themselves on the farm]
burial location and date: blank
Sidney Marcum married Sarah Gentry in Putnam Co., TN on Oct. 9, 1901.
For any more you'll have to email me. It is straying from DeKalb Co. records. I can give you more census and maybe death lookups, or, if you are a TN resident, you can get all that free here: http://tntel.tnsos.org/ then select "genealogy" link.
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|Submitted by: Rickey Hill|
|I an looking for information on the descendents of Job Certain. Did he have a will naming his children? Was there a Dianah Certain?|
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|Submitted by: Brenda Johnson|
is my husband's 2 great grandfather. Randolph Lewis born circa 1815
Virginia/Tennessee/Missouri and living in Smith/DeKalb county according
to Fed. census of 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880.
Need info on who his parents were, place of birth in VA/TN/MO, what drew him to Smith/DeKalb county, his date of death (assuming he died in Laurel Hill, last known place of record).
My info says his first wife was Lucretia Williams, d/o Giles Williams (though not documented). Her date of birth was 1825 and died 1855? Just know that Randolph married Nancy Fisher 1859.
Randolph and Lucretia had Monroe born 1850, who married Anna E. Starnes of the same Starnes family in the TN area. Her family had moved to Graves County KY. They married in 1876.
Thanking you in advance for any information and consideration
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looking up family
|Submitted by: Wilma Barrett|
|I am trying to look up my family. My grandmother was raised by Jim, James and a woman named Lizzie Hobbs. They were found in the 1910 census of DeKalb County. If any one has any information please let me know. Thank you.|
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The George family and the Curtis family
|Submitted by: Julia|
|I am trying to locate any info on Venty Zula George Curtis and James David Curtis. They had a daughter by the name of Alice T. Curtis. If I can get anything of either one of these families would be appreciated. They lived in Smithville.|
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First wife of William Nelson Martin
|Submitted by: Carole Ring|
|I am looking for the first wife of my gggrandfather, William Nelson Martin. They were married about 1836. Their first known son, John Marshall Martin, was born in 1837. 2nd son, Nepthali Brooks Martin was born in 1839 and Josiah Silas was born about 1842. There may also be a fourth son, William N. Martin b. 1843 who died in 1849 and is buried in the Poor House Cemetery. He has a headstone and the family seems to have a long time connection with the Redmon family, including 2 marriages. I know that WNM married Rebecca Parsley ca. 1842 or 3 after the first wife died. She died in 1851 and WNM then married Elizabeth Merrit (Mrs. Joseph H. Kitching) William's sister, Jemima Bethanne married Lorenzo Dow Linder in 1831.The only other clue I have is that in 1836,about the time WNM married first wife, WNM and James Cantrell were the chain carriers on a survey for Solomon Redmon. I know these families are connected. Hoping someone knows who the first wife may be.|
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Dale Givan Cantrel
|Submitted by: Tim Parker|
|I am trying to contact Dale Cantrell concerning the Givens family history that she has compiled. My G Grandfather was Richard H. Givens, and we know very little about him.|
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|Submitted by: Sherrie Dean|
|Looking for info on Martha Holland/Hallum b. abt. 1845 Tn and married to James Wilson, b. Ky, married 1870 in Smith Co., Tn. Found Martha and son Fate Wilson in 1900 census of Warren Co., Tn. James and Martha had sons Marlow married to Bulah Riggs and William Lafayette (Fate) married Sarah Jane Mitchel.|
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Judges or Justices of the Peace
|Submitted by: Richard Waller|
|Trying to find information about the judges or justices of the peace who served from 1864 through 1880 in Dekalb County, Tenn. looking for information on Sarah Fish, Ann Fish, Annie Taylor, or a Judge named Taylor.|
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|Submitted by: Kenny Cubbins|
|Any photos or info I would appreciate.|
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Emily Cammer marriage to Auty Glover
|Submitted by: Anna Mazyck Weissinger|
for any information on an Emily Cammer who married an Auty Glover in
DeKalb County, TN on May 18, 1871. Would like to know if anyone knows
any background on her birthplace.
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Staley family genealogy
|Submitted by: Nell Staley Boswell|
|I am searching for information on the Staley family who was in Smithville, Tennessee in 1900. Some of the names are Theo Staley, along with her daughters, Alma and Opha Mae. Also Minnie Staley who married John B. Crowley. Also Vigil Staley who married a Merritt girl. I would appreciate any info on these families and I would share what I have. Thanks|
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re: Staley family genealogy
Date: 07/05/2012 Submitted by: Gary D. Staley I too, am searching for information on Mrs. Theo Staley. It is my belief that she was the mother of Tommy C. Staley, my much beloved grandfather. See US Cencus 1910 hopkins county, TX. My questions are in regard to her mother and father. I believe that she was 8 years old and living with her aunt and uncle, R.E. Cole (head of house hold) and M.E. Cole (wife) District 4, Wilson, Tennessee in the 1880 Cencus. Any information to Ms. Theo Staley would be greatly appreciated. Who were her parents? email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1098" as subject
Martins, Crawfords (also Anderson)
|Submitted by: Laverne Buckner|
|I am trying to find the the death date and where she was buried of Caroline Crawford. Her father was W.H. Jones. Her first husband was Joel Martin, and her second was Solomon Knox Crawford. She lived in Temperance Hall in Dekalb Co., Tn. They lived about 2 miles below where the Center Hill Dam is now located. There was a cemetery located on a slope above where their cabin was located. She was my dad's grandmother. I would appreciate any help I can get.|
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Alexandria's High School
|Submitted by: kathy|
|Does anyone know how to get information on Alexandria's High School from the years 1927-1932?|
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|Submitted by: Faith Nollner Morley|
| I am
trying to find the date of my great- grandfather/ggrandmother's
marriage, if it was in DeKalb County. James H. Nollner/Mary Elizabeth
Blackwell. James was a Civil War veteran. Their first child was born in
1862, so I am guessing they married in about 1860 or '61. Help would be
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Elizabeth Haney Robinson
|Submitted by: R Young|
|Looking for my great grandmother's date and place of death. Her name was Elizabeth (Ginney) Haney Robinson born about 1863 in DeKalb County; Lived in 6th District in 1870; married in 1879 to James R. Robinson. Their children were: Della born in 1883; Walter in 1886; Levi in 1889; Tucker in 1892; John (Johnnie) in 1893; Vena in 1894; Novella in 1897; and my grandmother Verna or Vernie born around 1903. Elizabeth (Ginney) died sometime around the turn of the century, as she is listed in the 1900 census, but not in the 1910, and my grandmother Verna is living with her brother Tucker. Family lore had her being killed in a wagon accident; however it was never discussed. One census has Elizabeth listed as Elizabeth B...which could have been confused with G. Any help would be greatly appreciated in solving this mystery! Thank you!|
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|Submitted by: Sherrie Dean|
|Looking for info on the Wilson and Mitchel families of DeKalb Co.Tn. Sarah Jane Mitchel married to William Lafayette Wilson in Warren Co.,Tn. Sarah's parents were Lida Hibdon and George Mitchel|
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|Submitted by: Sandra|
family research and my great-great-grandfather Henry Clay Cameron was
supposely living in Knoxville in 1859 and got married that day to a M.
Elizabeth Warsaw Morrow. When checking some census records it shows a
Henry Clay Cameron and his brother Robt. living in Oakland institute in
Dekalb County in 1850. I am interested in what this place is or was
back then, and if there is any history on it. I have been searching for
my great-great-grandfather for years. I do know that he joined the
confederate army after his only child was born in Oct. of 1860, and his
wife remarried in 1864. Hope someone reading this will know of this
place. If you send me a reply, please put in subject box what it is
about, since I have a habit of deleting emails if I dont know who it's
Thank you very much
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re: Oakland Institute
Date: 09/13/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson I already had a page on this webite in the "Schools" section concerning the Oakland Institute. It was a private boarding college for adults and school for children also. I have added more information today to that page about it, taken from a book by Thomas Webb. Please look here:
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daughter of Asa Certain
|Submitted by: Rickey Hill|
|Looking for info on Dianna/ Annie Certain maybe daughter of Asa Certain. Married a William Baker and moved to Coffee County, Tennessee. Did Asa have a daughter by Susanna Holmes?|
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Emmaline (Emma) Frazier Moore
|Submitted by: Kim Dishman|
|I am the granddaughter of Mettie Lee Moore Staley, whose Mother was Emmaline (Emma) Frazier Moore. I cannot seem to find who Emma's parents were. My Grandmother stated to me, in my childhood, that her mother and her family (Frazier) came to DeKalb county very early in her life from Rutherford county in a covered wagon. Can you please help me in my search for my Frazier roots?|
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Date: 09/12/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson Not related. Just helping.
Emma Frazier married J. (Jim, James) R. Moore in DeKalb Co., TN Oct. 14, 1895. In the 1900 census of DeKalb Co., TN she is listed as born July 1876 in TN. She is buried in Walkers Chapel Cemetery, DeKalb Co., TN. Her parents were Harmon W. (1900 DeKalb census says "Hiram W.") Frazier and Elizabeth (nee McCullough), also buried there. Emma died in 1915 according to her stone, but I did not find her in the death certificate index. At least two of Emma's children are buried with her. The 1900 census of DeKalb Co. has Emma and her husband living with "Hiram W. Frazier", which is Harmon W. Frazier. Emma was listed as his daughter. Harmon's wife, Elizabeth, had died (1898). Harmon died in DeKalb Co. in 1900.
Emma's mother, Elizabeth, was born in 1838 and was first listed in the 1850 census of Coffee Co., TN as daughter of William (age 31) and Mary (maiden name unknown) McCullough (age 32), both born in TN. In 1850 Elizabeth was 12. Elizabeth McCullough first married Thomas N. Hill in Coffee Co., TN. I don't have the date. Their first, and possibly only, child was William Gasper Hill born about 1855 TN, as seen in the 1860 census of Coffee Co., TN. William is buried in Walkers Chapel, Cemetery. Thomas N. Hill fought in the Civil War in the 44th Reg. CSA, and is also buried in Walkers Chapel, died 1865; so he may have died in that war or soon after. Elizabeth married second Harmon W. Frazier, and no marriage record found by me for date nor location.
In the 1870 census, after the death of Thomas N. Hill, William [Gasper] Hill, age 14, son of of Thomas and Elizabeth, was living with Elizabeth's parents, once again being William and Mary "McColoth" in Coffee Co., TN. Elizabeth herself is not listed there in 1870. "Hiram" Frasier was not living with Elizabeth in 1870, but was also a resident of Coffee Co. at that time, living with his mother. In the 1880 DeKalb Co. census they are together with the same 4 children (Jane ,Thomas, Martha, Robert) whom he had living with him in 1870, seemingly from his previous marriage, with the addition of Leona, Emeline, and Levi- 3 children by Elizabeth. The first child of this marriage, Leona, was born about 1874.
The censuses 1870, 1880 and 1900 have the name as "Hiram" Frasier, but his tombstone has "Harmon", and he is listed as "Harmon" Frasier in the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Beechgrove. In 1860 he is not married, living with Elijah and Sarah "Ashy" [prob. Ashly, Ashley] as a farmhand. Seems all people in my post here came from Beechgrove in Coffee Co.
From the 1850 census Harmon's parents were John (age 51 NC) and Sarah (age 47 VA) "Frazer", and this same Sarah seems to be the wife of Elijah "Ashy" in the 1860 census as her second marriage.
Walkers Chapel burials here with dates:
Contact the submitter of those graves. She has a lot of your family there. If you need the census pages transcribed or more look ups for these, ask me using my email address.
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|Submitted by: Lawrence Steele|
|Email me if you want to know where the cemetery is. I have been there and know where it is and have taken pictures of the cemetery and old Fisher land, along with the headstones.|
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I am looking for information on Dr Van Hooser in Dekalb Co.
|Submitted by: John Van Hooser|
| I am
interested in any information of a geneology nature about Dr. Van
Hooser, His full name, family, where he went to school and a picture of
him. I am related to him, but cannot trace him all the way back to
Jacob Van Hooser in Warren County, which was my great-great grand
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RUTLEDGE, GILBERT, LEFEVOR/LEFAVOR
|Submitted by: Darryl C Gardner|
Dow RUTLEDGE (1813 VA - 1875 TN?) and Mary "Polly" MOLSBY/MOLSBEE (1816
TN - 1865 TN?) were married in Hawkins Co TN (1835).
Lorenzo and Polly's second child, George B. RUTLEDGE (1837 TN - 1862 Warren Co TN) and Priscilla "Siller" STONER (ca. 1841 TN - ?) married in DeKalb Co TN (1859).
George and Priscilla's only child, Martha Reams RUTLEDGE (1860 Warren Co TN - 1953 Hamilton Co TN) and Joseph Edmond "Joe" GILBERT (1858 DeKalb Co TN - 1932 Warren Co TN) were married in DeKalb Co TN (1879).
Joe and Martha's second child, Martha Elizabeth "Mattie" GILBERT (1881 Warren Co TN - 1951 Hamilton Co TN) and Chester Arthur LEFEVOR*/LEFAVOR* (1885 DeKalb Co TN - 1933 Warren Co TN) were married in Warren Co TN (1909).
* I've found various spellings of his surname.
Who were Chester's parents, and when and where were they born/died?
Thanks in advance.
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re: RUTLEDGE, GILBERT, LEFEVOR/LEFAVOR
Date: 10/24/2011 Submitted by: Darryl C. Gardner I found the answer to my own question, thanks to the Internet.
His parents were:
Lee LEVEVOR, 23 Dec 1836, Smithville, DeKalb Co TN - 26 Sep 1914 or 20 Mar 1898, Gassaway, Cannon Co TN
Malinda A. "Linda" WHITE, Jan 1847 Macon Co TN - bet. 1900 and 1910 census.
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re: RUTLEDGE, GILBERT, LEFEVOR/LEFAVOR
Date: 10/26/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson Sorry that we couldn't help with your question earlier, but now that you have found "Lee Lafever"- which is the way it's spelled on his death certificate (Levevor?), I have found his death certificate in the index of TN death certificates. His Cannon Co., TN death certificate is in Vol. 4, page 104, of year 1914 for that county. He died 9/26/1914. I see that you indicated uncertainty about his death date. I can obtain his death certificate for you when I go to TSLA (the only place you can get these) in Nashville in November when I go to do my own research. That should help settle some things for you. I found no death certificate for his wife- it's too early a date. Lee's cert might tell the cemetery, and maybe his wife will be found there.
I can also look for Chester's death certificate, assuming it was in 1933. If I have to spend too long looking for it, I'll have to stop. The state archives hours have shortened, and I live 100 miles away and make a single day round trip. If I find a full death date, and if things go quickly, I can look for an obit also at TSLA for Chester in the Southern Standard of Warren Co., TN. Early 1930's issues of that paper are partially missing.
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DeKalb/Smith CO early research
|Submitted by: Etta|
reviewing an article I saved in 2002, Mitch Jones referenced a work
being completed by Norman McGee "Entries of First Surveyor's District".
This was listed as an 'every name index'. Does anyone know if this work
was completed and is available?
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re: DeKalb/Smith Co. early research
Date: 08/02/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson It does not seem that this book was ever published. The Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville does not have the book and should have it if it was published. The only books by that author there are two census books for Putnam County, TN, possibly his main county of interest.
"Record Group 50" of the state records, which contains, among other entries, the entries of the first surveyor's district, are on microfilm also there at TSLA. The staff there might search it for you.
There is only an index published for this in book form for Jackson Co. ("Building Neighborhoods"), Davidson Co., and the 2nd surveyors' district.
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Alexandria High School
|Submitted by: Kathy Price|
|I have a picture of my Dad on the Alexandria basketball team; it should be around 1928-1931. There are 8 boys and a coach and on the shirts there are the letters ARS in a circle; I'm trying to identify the other players and the year and want to know if there are other pictures of the basketball team taken during the same years.|
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DeKalb County Administrator's Settlement book 1854-1865
|Submitted by: Sadie Kennedy|
someone please do a lookup in the above book, page 283, settlement for
James Cantrell. There is a descrepancy for James Cantrell's death date.
The DeKalb County listing shows that on 7 Mar 1859 "It appearing to the
County Court that James Cantrell had died leaving no will, Benjamin
Cantrell is appointed administrator."
The problem arises in that "James" Watson Cantrell and his wife Elizabeth appear in the 1860 census at household 515 family 507. This census was taken 30 June 1860.
CANTRELL, Watson, age 69, born South Carolina
, Elizabeth, age 67, born South Carolina
, Sarah, age 30, born Tennessee
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The Buck Smitson House History (Brick House above the Woodard Mule)
|Submitted by: Roy Haney|
| We are in
the process of closing on this house and would like to collect any
history or photos of this home. We have been told that a Doctor (???)
built it but don't know who. Also there is an older house behind this
one. When was it built?
Any information would be helpful.
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re: The Buck Smitson House History (Brick House above the Woodard Mule)
Date: 06/20/2011 Submitted by: Christine Haney When was electicity put through the Liberty area? That would give some idea as to when the Buck Smithson house was changed from gas lighting to electic lights. What is known about Cantrel Bethel who built the first house on Allen bluff and its location to the present house? Does any one know when Hershal A, Bratton built the brick house? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1083" as subject*
re: The Buck Smitson House History (Brick House above the Woodard Mule)
Date: 06/21/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson My mother, who was born and raised in DeKalb County, said the power lines and poles were installed there in 1932. This might not help you date the house at all. For example, my mother said her grandfather's house was connected to electricity at that time, but that the house where my mother and her parents lived never had electrical power until after they moved in the 1940's. A house built after 1932 might or might not have wiring installed then.
Thomas Webb might be able to help both of you with more answers. See him at the Justin Potter Library in Smithville.
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|Submitted by: Ruby|
|Josiah is my 5 grandpa so I am inerested in knowing is there still a house standing that he lived in --and where and is there any more info about him, I know he was a stage driver and also was in law enforcement there, Thank You|
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Vickers Cemetery Location
|Submitted by: David Tibbs|
| My wife
and I have made several trips to TN. to locate this cemetery.
We have come across several different directions for the location, one saying Keith and Vickers are the same.
From the Find A Grave images of Keith and Vickers Cemeteries it appears they are not the same but are separate.
They might be in the same area on private property.
We have visited Keith, and did not locate any Tibbs though there are relations.
Does anyone know exactly where Vickers Cemetery is or have contact information for its location?
Here are the names of the ancestors we are in search of who are listed as being buried there:
La Fever, John W.
b. 1854 d. Sep. 12, 1925
La Fever, Nannie J. Tibbs
b. 1856 d. Feb. 23, 1915
Tibbs, Susan Harris
b. Feb. 2, 1819 d. Jul. 3, 1914
b. Oct. 25, 1820 d. Dec. 3, 1904
Vickers, Harden C
b. Oct. 6, 1820 d. Jan. 7, 1900
Vickers, Mary Jane Edge
b. Oct. 6, 1854 d. Dec. 31, 1924
Vickers, Sarah Sallie Tibbs
b. Feb. 11, 1826 d. Sep. 3, 1910
Vickers, William Jasper
b. Dec. 9, 1845 d. Mar. 8, 1913
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re: Vickers Cemetery
Date: 07/13/2011 Submitted by: Jim Watson David, Say your query Phoebe Watson Edge is my line mother of Nancy Jane Edge, Tibbs, Taylor. The Edge Cemetery is off Hw. 70 up Dry Creek Rd. about 2 mi. left up Saw mill hill couple mile toward Mt. Herman Church cemetery on right past hill top.
Do you descend from William Solomon Tibbs & Ida Theora Crane ? Mail me I'll give you another address
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re: Vickers Cemetery Location
Date: 05/20/2011 Submitted by: David Tibbs Thank you for the posting and map. It sounds like it might be around Vickers Hill or possibly Vickers Hollow road. Vickers Hill road does not even exist anymore and Vickers Hollow ends at a big gated private drive. Whats funny is Keith Cemetery Rd exists and is marked with a road sign, yet my GPS does not even show a road as being there, but it shows Vickers Hill that looks like it has been gone for quite a while. Can't always trust GPS units.
I'll keep an eye out here for replies that might narrow it down even closer.
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re: Vickers Cemetery Location
Date: 05/19/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson The Keith Cemetery and the Vickers Cemetery are different cemeteries about a mile apart. That information is on this DeKalb County site. On the main page find the link to "Cemetery Directions". Keith Cemetery is 2 miles north of New Home Baptist Church up New Home Road (Hwy 83), 1/4 mile west of the road.
Vickers Cemetery is also up New Home Road, but only about 1 mile north of the church, and is about a half mile west of the road in the edge of the woods, as I am told. You'll have to do some close looking and some walking to get there.
Since New Home Baptist Church is the reference point, the church is near the intersection of Highways 146 (Short Mountain Road) and 83 (New Home Road).
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Winket R. Hall
|Submitted by: Dorothy Adamson Jakes|
|My grandparents were Clarence Berkwine Hall and Birdie Catherine Hale. I've found out some information about my grandmother's genealogy but have only been able to get the name of my great-great grandfather who was Winkett Russell Hall. If anyone has information regarding Winkett I would appreciate you sending it to my e-mail address. Also, if you can give me the name of Winkett's father and mother that would be most helpful. Thank you.|
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|Submitted by: Sue Webb|
| Hi Peggy
Are you related to James Gunter Jr. son of James Gunter Sr. who married Margaret "Peggy" Gunter about 1832-1835?
My g-g-g-grandmother was Margaret Gunter. I cannot find her marriage anywhere. She married a man last name of Hill. She was widowed. She is only listed in one census record with her name (maybe a nickname). Missouri, Clay County, Fishing River. In 1832 she married Henry Jr. She married in the home of James Gunter Sr. I was wondering if this Margaret fits into your Gunter family?
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Date: 07/13/2011 Submitted by: Peggy Gunter Hi I have a lot more info on the GUNTER family now. Please email me so we can exchange info. Peggy Gunter pagunterATcharterDOTnet. Replace 'AT" & 'DOT' with the appr. char. for address email: pagunterATcharterDOTnet To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1079" as subject
|Submitted by: Pamela Golden|
|I am hoping to find someone with any info about Solomon b.1815 married Elizabeth b. 1826. Had a son John C. Goodman b. 1871 married America Ann (Jones) Goodman b. 1874. They had a son William Jesse Goodman b. 1892 married Elzana Alice Jones which are my grandparents.. The Goodman's stop with Solomon.. Can anyone help me PLEASE... :))|
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re: Solomon Goodman
Date: 09/13/2011 Submitted by: Josetta (Goodman) Whitney I am researching the Goodman family tree and found some information on Solomon Goodman (see Dekalb Federal Census for 1860 below). I also found reference to a Solomon Goodman in District 9, DeKalb, TN for the United States Census, 1880. (see names below) It said Solomon's mother was born in North Carolina and father born in Georgia. Elizabeth's mother was born in North Carolina and father born in Tennessee.
My Goodman Family--John and Hannah (Cooksy) Goodman, lived in Madison, Co., Alabama for the 1850 Madison Co Census. I noticed some of Goodman's seemed to appear in DeKalb Co about the same time, making me wonder if they are related.
I am new at this Family Tree Hunting, but I hope what I've found is helpful.
DEKALB TN 1860 Federal Census
P138-19 GOODMAN Dist 9
William 44 M W Laborer 50 NC I
Sarah 39 F W Tn I
Green 12 M W Tn S
P138-24 GOODMAN Dist 9
Solomon 44 M W Laborer 20 Tn I
Elizabeth 30 F W Tn I
James A. 7 M W Tn
Mahala J. 3/12 F W Tn
P193-28 GOODMAN Dist 14
Jonathan 37 M W Farmer 75 Tn
Hannah 28 F W NC I
William R. 13 M W Ala
John HAYES 20 M W Farmer 50 Tn
P194-25 STEEL Dist 14
John 70 M W Laborer 50 Tn I
Mahala 36 F W Tn I
Amanda M. 14 F W Tn S
Margaret GOODMAN 50 F W Tn I
United States Census 1880
Solomon Goodman M 65 y/o
Elizabeth Goodman F 54 y/o
Mahala J. Goodman F 21 y/o
Wm. Goodman M 15 y/o
Margaret Goodman F 13 y/o
John C. Goodman M
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James Henry Johnson
|Submitted by: Cathy Snell|
|I am looking for information on James Henry Johnson b. 8/20/1882 d. 1914 saw mill accident or so I was told. He was married to Hattie Lee Barks. Any information on him or his parents would be greatly appreciated.|
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|Submitted by: Claudia Mitchell Albertson|
|My grandfather was Claude Magness. His father was Calvin Harris Magness who married Sally Black. I know that there is LOTS of information on this family. I never knew my grandfather as he had passed before I was born. My mother, Ada Virginia Magness Mitchell, stated that he never talked about his family or where he came from. I know that he had siblings, but don't know much more than that. He had a brother or half brother that came to see him once, Noble. Noble was a police office from Chicago. I have been to Salt Lake City hoping to find the book Magness Migration by Verna (?), but someone had stolen it from the library. I knew some of the Magness' were horse thieves and evidently some of the offspring had carried on the tradition. Some time back I read information from another lady in Kentucky that named my grandfather in it, but haven't been able to locate it again. My mother was born in Hickman Co., KY as was my father. I know a little about my parents lives there, but not how my grandparents got there, it's as if they all just swam out of the Mississippi and that's that. I would appreciate any information so that I can connect family members. Information on how to obtain the Magness Migration book or any other books on this family.|
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Date: 03/17/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson I am descended from the DeKalb Co., TN Magness family. Mine are all descended from Perry Green Magness, Sr.
I traced your genealogy 2 more generations back past Calvin Harris Magness, finally to a Zachariah C. Magness (Calvin's grandfather) living in Williamson Co., TN in the 1830 census. I have no records showing the DeKalb Co., TN Magness family in Williamson County, but below in the link to Thomas Webb's family report there is a link to some of the family in bordering Rutherford County, TN and a court trial in Williamson County, TN.
Your family did not crawl out of the Mississippi River unless they fell out of the boat. They did cross the Mississippi River twice. Zachariah and his children went from Williamson Co., TN to Calloway Co., KY, then to Greene Co., AR, then his widow and one widowed daughter returned to Calloway Co., KY. In the later years your grandfather ended up in Fulton Co., KY at Hickman. Neither your grandfather nor his father, Calvin Harris, seem to have been born in Hickman. They did not even live there until later. Your second great grandfather, Edward M., son of Zachariah never went to AR, it seems, but stayed in Calloway Co., KY.
Thomas Webb did a lot of detailed research into the Magness family. There was a Zachariah Magness in the early family in NC. Your Zachariah was born a generation later, but at least one by that name is recorded in the family. Thomas Webb's work can be read at this link:
In that report, Thomas Webb mentions he read "Magness Migrations" and used the information in his genealogy report. Contact him about that. You can only mail him at the Justin Potter Library by US mail. The address is on the DeKalb Co. GenWeb main page.
Here is a link to what I found searching the censuses. The report is too long to place on this page:
Magness census report
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BILLINGS Lookup for John Wesley BILLINGS, born 4 July 1826 (1829)
|Submitted by: Tom BILLINGS|
|BILLINGS Lookup for John Wesley BILLINGS, born 4 July 1826 (1829) in Tennessee and came from "Nashville area". I would like any/all information relating to this ancestral brick wall. He showed up on Oregon 1870 census, but was invisible until that time. Tom Billings -- PO Box 552, Myrtle Creek, OR|
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ROBBIE MAE MARTIN late of Lebannon
|Submitted by: Patricia Lewis|
|My great-aunt- ROBBIE MAE MARTIN. I would like to know more about her and her immediate family. She told me once that her mother was indian (she looked indian). I would like to know about that her mother was CENTHIA (CHUMBLEY) MARTIN. ROBBIE MAE MARTIN was last living in a small apartment in Lebannon, TN before she past. I think she may have passed during the 1980s. Thanks.|
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|Submitted by: Linda Boothe|
| I saw a
record of my ancestor, John Fisher b. 11 sep 1756 d 11 Apr 1837 being
buried there in Caney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Another source
states, "He is buried in the eastern section of DeKalb Co., TN. once
Smith Co." Then another shows the Fisher Family cemetery. Can you help
me locate him and his wife, Lucinda?
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re: John Fisher
Date: 05/29/2012 Submitted by: Lawrence Steele John Fisher, Sr. was my sixth great grandfather and is buried in the Old Fisher Cemetery on the Old Fisher homestead in SE DeKalb County near the Belk Community near the Caney Fork River. I have been to the cemetery and have taken several pictures of the cemetery. Please contact me if you want to know more.
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re: John Fisher
Date: 03/14/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson John Fisher seems to have been buried in Fisher Cemetery in DeKalb Co., TN, or at least the DAR is convinced of that. I do not know what proof they had to know his burial location. They placed a DAR grave marker for him in Fisher Cemetery with the same birth and death dates as you gave in your query. The cemetery is located on the road through Temperance Hall as you go toward Hickman and at the Smith/DeKalb county line. Yes, this area was once Smith County, and since DeKalb County was not formed until December 1837, after John died in April of that same year, he was buried in what was then Smith County.
The grave is recorded on the internet here:
The Caney Fork Baptist Church Cemetery is far away to the south in Warren County, and is not at all the right cemetery.
Since John Fisher served in the Revolutionary War and was buried in DeKalb County, I might place his biography on this web site with the other DeKalb Countians who served in the Revolutionary War. I can do some of that research myself, or if you have something to contribute to that, it would be appreciated. The DAR would have some records for a fee.
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Dekalb County, Newspapers circa 1870-1900
|Submitted by: Gloria J. Tune|
|I'd like to
know if there were any newspapers for this county between 1870-1900
& if so, are there any look-up volunteers.
Gloria J. Tune
Researching Thomas Tune & son Travis Tune & families, born in Halifax County, Virginia & migrated to Dekalb county by 1840 census
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re: Dekalb County, Newspapers circa 1870-1900
Date: 03/09/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson All DeKalb Co., TN newspaper copies still in existence (Alexandria Times and Liberty Herald) are abstracted here on the DeKalb Co., TN GenWeb site, and they can be accessed through the links in the newspaper section on the main page. The search on the main page also searches them. There are no other newspapers to do lookups in prior to 1900. These are abstracts, but the information is complete. I can do lookups after 1900 when I travel to the area, or the Justin Potter Library in Smithville can be contacted to do lookups, but they must be contacted by US postal service mail, and you may call for instructions. Please include SASE and cost of copies (15 cents? per sheet). You will find their address and phone also on the main page of this web site. They have microfilms of all existing issues.
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Thomas H. Alexander
|Submitted by: Pam Robertson|
researching my husband's Robinson/Robertson ancestry and am looking for
any information regarding the parents and siblings of Thomas H.
Alexander who was married to Abigail Vanatta. They are listed in the
DeKalb County census from 1840-1870. Their daughter, Margaret, married
Moses "Mose" Robinson in DeKalb County in 1855.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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|Submitted by: Lisa Rehl|
|I am trying to find out information on my great X3 grandparents. Phillip Charles Bluhm and his wife Charlotte. I am looking for her maiden name and how they both got to America. I am a decendent from Fremont Bluhm and Nancy Bluhm, and I do not have much information on them. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.|
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|Submitted by: Lily Fenton|
|John (Jack) Winfree, Bennet C, & James Tuck were brothers in Company F, 24th infantry Tennessee. I need a document that will verify their parents.|
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re: Winfree parents
Date: 02/18/2011 Submitted by: David Johnson These Winfree brothers, AKA Winfrey or Winfry, are all listed in the Smith Co., TN censuses in at least the years 1850 through 1870. In 1850 in Smith Co. there seems to be at least two large families of Winfry children living with one female head of household, Mary, on two consecutive pages- very large household. You will probably find their parents in the wills and estate settlements of Smith Co., TN, since at least their father seemed to be dead by 1850 while they lived there. I don't think this Mary was their mother. There were a few Winfrees in the DeKalb Co., TN censuses in the Temperance Hall area, but not these brothers in these years. The brothers were in District 15 of Smith County which is the area bordering DeKalb Co.
These Smith Co. censuses are all transcribed on the Smith Co., TN GenWeb site, and there are full indexes there. To certainly get oriented right, look for the one named Bennet. As for wills and estate settlements and probate court cases, they are plentiful and well indexed on microfilm for Smith Co. at the state archives (TSLA), but are not on the Smith Co. site. There is a link to the Smith Co. site at the bottom of the DeKalb main page.
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Date: 02/21/2011 Submitted by: Lily Fenton Thanks for reply. I have found them in the 1850 census and the 1860 census John (Jack) A. died in a Yankee prison and did not return to Smith county. I have not been able to find where he or his twin daughters are mentioned in deeds or sale of land owned by John Tuck or Mary Winfree. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1069" as subject
Berry House Akin
|Submitted by: Connie Saunders|
Akin was my GGGF. He was born Mar 11, 1821 in Culpepper, VA. He
& His family moved to Dekalb Co., TN when he was a young boy.
He lived there until 1853 when he moved to MO. I am trying to find his
parents and siblings. Any information would be of great help to me.
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Van Hooser Family in Dekalb Co. Tn.
|Submitted by: John Van Hooser|
|I am doing basic research on when and where the Van Hooser family appeared on the highland rim. I am from Cannon Co, currently in Florida. I have found evidence that they first appeared in Warren county, before the formation of Cannon and DeKalb counties. I once went to see Dr. Van Hooser as a child but can not find any information on him or his linage. If you have any info from the early census etc. Land grants, it would help. What year did DeKalb become a county?|
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James Vanatta, DeKalb County, TN
|Submitted by: Travis Hudson|
|I am trying
to find information on a Jim/James Vanatta who is my 2nd great
grandfather. I have found him in the 1900,1910, and 1920 Dekalb County
censuses. His wife in all three of these records is a Sarah Thomas
Vanatta, (marr Aug 1894). It is possible that James was previously
married to a Susan Keaton/Keeton (July, 1881) and a Telia Hoss/Hess
(May 1891). All three marriages took place in DeKalb County. I also
think that James parents are James and Catherine Vanatta. I am going by
the 1860, DeKalb County census. I have yet to find them in a 1870 or
Any help here will be greatly appreciated!
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re: James Vanatta, DeKalb County, TN
Date: 02/24/2011 Submitted by: Jim Watson Travis, Can't help you on James Vannetta. My intrest is Susan Keeton-Keaton. My g-g grandmother Catherine Keaton Watson is the sister of Eld. Robert King Keaton buried Provdence Baptist Church Cemetery, Warren Co.,Tn. Is Susan connected to him? The only Susan Keaton I have is sister married John A. Davis Chair Maker 1880 census dist. 14, Wilson Co., Tn. Would like any info you or anyone may have on Keaton family. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1066" as subject
Where is CANE CREEK?
|Submitted by: Sharon Hofer|
McDOLE or McDOWELL is listed in the DeKalb County 1839 Tax List as
being in DISTRICT 8. Later, his sons John and James show up.
In 1822 and 1823 Andrew is on a list of taxables on CANE CREEK in White Co., since DeKalb County wasn't formed yet. Where is Cane Creek? I think it may be off Caney Fork near Fallingwater River because Andrew's father lived on Fallingwater in 1814.
notice email change in #1065b below.
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re: Where is CANE CREEK?
Date: 11/27/2010 Submitted by: David Johnson There is a Cane Creek that runs from today's Putnam County (White County in the early 1800s before Putnam County was formed) southwest into the north bank of Falling Water River east of the Caney Fork and downstream (west) of Burgess Falls. Burgess Falls is on Falling Water River. Falling Water River now is the White/ Putnam County, TN line.
Just to give complete information, there is another Cane Creek that comes off Spencer Mountain running north just east of highway 111, a highway that goes from Spencer in Van Buren Co to Sparta in White Co. This second Cane Creek empties into the south bank of Caney Fork at the Van Buren/ White County line. This is several miles from DeKalb County. A person living on this Creek could have been in Van Buren County, or possibly White County only at the point of the connection.
The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation (TDOT) maps are the best for naming everything in detail. The cemeteries are even marked, but not named. There is a map for every TN county. Here is a link to their county map selection page. Select the one for Putnam County and you will see Cane Creek connecting to Falling Water River. There is of course also a DeKalb County map available.
The link: TDOT maps
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re: Where is CANE CREEK?
Date: 09/18/2013 Submitted by: Sharon Hofer I have come back to this post again because I hope to travel to Dekalb Co/Putnam Co. in 2014. Thank you, David, for your help. I have been able to look at the DOT map and others to locate Cane Creek.
Here is a little more info about the location of Andrew MCDOLE'S land on Cane Creek. It was not Andrew's alone, it was purchased with WESLEY GREEN.
DEED: White County Roll Number 128, book C, page 217. type record: Mountain land grant.
a certain tract of land or parcel of land containing one hundred and fifty acres by survey having the date the 26th day of Aug. 1825 lying in said county on the waters of the Falling Water on Cane Creek and bounded as follows:Beginning on a white oak on BENNETT KEMP's south boundary line on the north side of the creek thence west 218 poles to a chestnut south west corner of another fifty acre survey of said KEMP then south 110 poles and one sixth to a stake thence east 218 poles then north 110 and one sixth poles to the Beginning.
I cannot find any reference to which side of the Cane Creek the land is on. Wesley Green was a neighbor or relative.
About 1814 Andrew's father, John McDowell, (about 1775-1819) hauled into court a "Worley Green" who had charges to face. It is written in the Court Minutes. I never found any other reference to Worley Green, so I don't know if that is a transcription error.
There is a History Day held in October at the State Park near Cane Creek and Falling Water and Caney Ford. I hope to be there for the History Day next year so I can nose around where Andrew lived and visit any old, crumbling cemeteries. I want to pay my respects. I have noticed that relatives sometimes referred to Silver Point as home. Others were at the Fancher's Mills. So I will be sure to go there.
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|Submitted by: Pat Strader|
|I have been looking for the grandparents of Lucinda Jackson for over 40 years. She was born in 1857 and married William Jesse Steele. They are on the 1880 Putnam County census, but the Steele farm straddled White and Dekalb counties. I do not know Lucinda's mother's name and she was illigitimate, do not know her father's. I think her mother's name was also Lucinda, but am not sure. I can't find them together on the 1860 census not the 1870 one. I am really stuck. Can you help?|
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DEKALB CO TENNESSEE CHURCHES
|Submitted by: BOB L ANDREWS|
|Looking for information or pictures on Petty fanily and Indian Creek Baptist Church|
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Nelson and Brooks Family
|Submitted by: Shirley King|
looking for any information for Robert G. Nelson born about 1869 in
Tennessee and was living in DeKalb County, Tennessee with wife, Betty
L. Nelson and children in 1900. Would really like to find marriage
records for Robert and Betty. Robert G. Nelson was the son of Henry
"Jack" Nelson and Susannah Dooley Brooks. Possibility he married under
the Brooks name instead of Nelson. They later moved to Kansas and then
later to Oregon. Appreciate any help.
Shirley Roach King
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re: Nelson and Brooks Family
Date: 10/24/2010 Submitted by: David Johnson
I did a look-up for the marriage record in Putnam County where Robert G. Nelson was living with his parents in the 1880 census, and I looked in DeKalb County where the couple was living in the 1900 census, and I found no marriage record using any variation of either of their names. I also looked in the surrounding counties.
I have a feeling they married in Putnam County. For some reason There are a lot of Putnam County marriages in the 1880-1900 time period that are missing. I was at TSLA yesterday and had the opportunity to use Ancestry.com.
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marriage and death record of Samuel Jones
|Submitted by: Joy Vian Martin|
|I have a
record that shows AMERICA JANE RIGSBY AND SAMUEL JONES MARRIED 17
March, 1866 Dekalb, TN.
I am searching for America, my G. grandmother. She told her adult children that she had married a Mr. Jones and that he was killed two weeks later before she married Mr. Bray.
I next find her married to Elijah Green Bray and living in Freestone County, TX. in 1870 census. I know that there were Rigsbys and Brays in Ala living in Henry and Baldwin Counties. I have not been able to locate anything about America--where she was born, parents. etc.
America's death record in OK. 1926 shows maiden name as Rigby--could not help but hope that was not the spelling and maybe the marriage record in TN was a valid clue. Blessings to anyone who has help.
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Alexandria TN Story (hopefully)
|Submitted by: Joey King|
great-great Grandfather, Edmund Stamps Sr, was from the Calfkiller
Valley about 5 miles south of Monterey TN. He was drafted into the
Confederate Army and arrived at the Battle of Murfreesboro the day
before it started and deserted a few days later. His last son was born
in Feb 1865 so I know that he and his wife were together around May
Apparently, he caught pneomonia in "Eleander" TN and died on March 2, 1865. His oldest son Eligiah was at his side and was killed by unknown bushwackers the next day trying to bring the body back home to Putnam County.
Most of these details have come to me via a letter that Eligah wrote with very poor spelling. I have searched every imaginable angle and the only thing I can come up with is that Edmund died at Alexandria.
I believe that part of Confederate Gen John Hunt Morgans' raiders left from Alexandria, and I think that the Federals took it over soon thereafter. I further believe that "internally displaced persons" from middle TN sought refuge at this Union outpost and that is where Edmund Stamps Sr possibly died.
Any information on this Federal outpost in Alexandria and it's operation in Feb/March 1865 is appreciated.
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|Submitted by: Gail Farmer|
|I'm looking for information on William J Adamson who was married to Susie Mai Jones. They had 6 children I know about and one of them was my mother-in-law; (Dovie Mai Adamson). She married Jimmy Herbert Farmer. Does anyone know who their parents were?|
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Date: 10/07/2010 Submitted by: Mike Jones William Jasper Adamson was the son of Christopher E. Adamson and Louisa A. C. Anderson Adamson. He married Susie Mai Jones 9 Jan 1906 in Dekalb County, TN. Susie was the daughter of James Carroll Jones and Elizabeth Owen Jones. They had children six children: Ollie A., Grady Lee, Dovie May, Clyde Robert, William Edgar, & Maggie Bell Adamson. Susie was my paternal grandfathers sister. Susie and Willie are both buried in the Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery in Cannon Co., TN.
I can help with more info if you want it.
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Date: 02/24/2011 Submitted by: Jim Watson Mike, My intrest is Elizabeth Owen wife of J.C. Adamson. Margaret Owen is my g-g grandmother. Her brother James Hall Owen is buried Sycamore Church. Is Elizabeth connected to them? I also connect to Elizabeth Ferrell wife of Enoch Jones b. 1790 and Francis Keaton wife of William L. Adamson. Will share any info. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1059" as subject
R A Youngblood and Mary Jane Youngblood
|Submitted by: Helen Allen|
|I am looking for the mother of Mary Jane Youngblood who was the daughter of R A Youngblood. Mary Jane was born in DeKalb County in 1839. R A(Ransom) was married to Mary Jane Magness who was not old enough to be Mary Jane Youngblood's mother. According to census records, Magness was born in 1828 and married in 1845 to Ransom Youngblood. Was Ransom married to someone else before he married Mary Jane Magness? Mary Jane Youngblood Roulston was my great grandmother.|
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re: R A Youngblood and Mary Jane Youngblood
Date: 09/01/2012 Submitted by: Helen Allen I recently found the answer to my own question. Mary Jane Youngblood's mother was Sarah Finley. She was the first wife of Ransom Youngblood. This information was obtained from the death certifcate of Mary Jane Youngblood Roulston. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1058" as subject
William Gracey and Hugh Gracey
|Submitted by: Keith Hooper|
B. May 29, 1797 Ireland
D: February 3, 1854 White County TN
I am looking for information on a Hugh Gracey born in Ireland and died in White County, TN. His father William Gracey came to the states with several children, Hugh, John, Mary, James and there may have been others. I do not know who his first wife was but his second wife was Susannah (Unk) widow of David H. Mayborn. Hugh is my 6th generation Great Grandfather. I would appreciate any information on the William Gracey Family.
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re: William Gracey and Hugh Gracey
Date: 08/13/2010 Submitted by: David Johnson There was a "John W. Gracy", b. abt. 1827, (maybe son of Hugh?) living in the Sligo District of DeKalb Co., TN in the 1850 and 1860 census. The Sligo area of DeKalb Co., TN is adjoining White County, and was a part of White Co., TN before DeKalb Co., TN was formed in 1837.
Hugh Gracey lived in the Sparta area of White Co., TN. This query should be placed in the White County, TN GenWeb queries, because that county is older than DeKalb Co., and all the records of William and Hugh Gracey will be there.
I do not find any Gracey's or Gracy's in the 1840 census of DeKalb Co., TN, and Hugh is in White Co., TN in 1830, 1840 and 1850. Also Susannah appears to already be the widow of William Gracy by the time of the 1830 White Co., TN census (at which time she is head of household), possibly indicating that William died before DeKalb Co. was formed
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|Submitted by: John Hartley|
Bennett born 1752 in Brunswick County, Virginia and died 1840 in DeKalb
County, Tennessee. He had four sons, John Maclin, Benjamin, William b.
1790 NC, married Jane Vannatta in Smith or DeKalb Co., Tenn. died 1866
St. Francois Co., Missouri and James. I need proof that William was the
son of Benjamin.
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Stephens/Stevens family from 'near' White County, TN???
|Submitted by: Carolyn Cloud Stanley|
for any information leading to the name of the father of Jack (b. ca
1835), Harriet (b. ca 1836), James (b. ca 1840), Ellen (b. ca 1842/43),
Keley? (b. ca 1844), and Martha? (b. ca 1849). All as found in one
family unit in Livingston County, KY in 1850 census living with
Augustus Davis and his (apparently) wife Mary and 18-year-old Elizabeth
All members of the family are shown with birthplace in TN.
I'm GUESSING that Mrs. Mary Stephens (WIDOW???? with six children) married Augustus Davis (widower??? with 1 daughter) sometime in late 1849 (after he sold property near Caney Fork River in White County (no wife's name/signature on sale).
I'm looking for any leads on a possible family group with Mary as mother and the named children in ANY county near White County, TN (who would have LEFT the county/state) before early summer of 1850.
(Ellen grew up to marry James A. Cloud and they were my great grandparents.)
Carolyn Cloud Stanley
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family of John and Fairy Snow
|Submitted by: Linda Victory|
looking for the birth and death dates of George Snow son of John and
Fairy Snow born about 1904. I am particularly trying to verify if he
and sister Bonnie were twins. On the 1910 census both are listed as 6
years old. Bonnie's birth date is 24 Sept. 1905. They were born in
Dekalb county, but Fairy moved to Rutherford county and married William
Victory and died there in 1964. I do appreciate any information.
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|Submitted by: John Hartley|
|I am looking for information on Benjamin Bennett that died in Dekalb County in 1840, looking for info on his son John Maclin Bennett that died 1835 in what was then Smith County and John|
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Looking for mother of Mary Ann Ferrell Cantrell
|Submitted by: Pamela Hayes|
|I am looking for the mother of Mary Ann Ferrell Cantrell (b Sept 1867) married to John P. Lee Cantrell (b.July 1865). She was the daughter of James Ferrell (born in NC 1837) and mother Mary (born in 1839). Mary|
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re: Looking for mother of Mary Ann Ferrell Cantrell
Date: 05/19/2011 Submitted by: Trey My mother said Mary Ann Ferrell Cantrell was my great grandmother. She even remembers the woman who she says died in 1964. She doesn't know who the lady's family was, but says if you still want to know, email me, and she will ask my aunt. My mother is not a Cantrell, but my Aunt Ethel is, and Mary Ann Ferrel Cantrell who was my aunt's grandmother lived in the same house as my aunt Ethel. So hope I can help you out. email: Trey.firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1052" as subject
HELP!!! My roots are in DeKalb County
|Submitted by: James Gary White|
|My great great grandfather was James Russell "Major" White, and he lived and farmed in DeKalb County, Tennessee. According to all censuses, he was born in Tennessee about 1815, moved to Logan County Kentucky about 1858, and died in Logan County Kentucky on July of 1880. I have not been able to successfully determine who his parents were. If any one has any information, it would be appreciated. Please email me at the above yahoo address or contact me at 940-859-1876. Thank you.|
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Cartie M Hicks
|Submitted by: Angela Volanti|
|Looking for information on Cartie M Hicks born March of 1889 I believe in DeKalb County. Her father was James R Hicks and mother's name was Nancy E Sheilds. She had a brother Lesley C and a sister Callie. She shows up on a 1900 census in DeKalb but then does not appear in the census of 1910. I believe my mother was named after her. My grandmother was Gretchen Hicks, and my mother was born Margaret Cartie Bennett...Angela Volanti|
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Martha "Mattie" Gentry & Dawney Judkins
|Submitted by: Devon R. Carter|
|I am looking for Mattie.|
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Linton Hale (Hailes) family information
|Submitted by: James Hale|
|I am looking for information concerning the father and mother of Linton and any other information that you might have in your archives that may shed some light on my great great grandfather.|
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|Submitted by: Sandra Burch|
|I am looking for information on Moetta Adcock married Perry Anderson Cantrel. My grandmother was Moetta Cantrel.|
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Effie May Evans
|Submitted by: Kris Turnbull|
|I am in
search of any information related to Effie May Evans. Here is what I
know of her:
Born: 1869 Liberty TN
Family migrated to SW MO
Married: George Riley Meador in 1889 in Jasper Cty, MO (George's father, Goldman Greene Meador was originally from Lafayette, TN)
Died: 13 March 1931; Sarcoxie, Jasper Cty, MO.
I have no information as to her parents or any siblings. Any help would be appreciated.
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Temperance Hall History; Caplinger Mill
|Submitted by: Ed|
happened to the Caplinger Mill and house near Temperance Hall? I read
in the "Brief History of Temperance Hall", written in 1990 that the
Caplinger House was on the National Register of Historic Places. I was
told recently the house was dismantled and taken away. Is that correct?
Where exactly was the Caplinger Mill on the Smith Fork River? Was it where the huge stone pillars are, just 200 yards up stream from the modern bridge on Temperance Hall Road (aka HWY 264)? If that is not it, where exactly was the mill and the old home?
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re: Temperance Hall History; Caplinger Mill
Date: 09/16/2010 Submitted by: David Johnson I asked Thomas Webb about the location of the Caplinger Mill. He stated it was on the downstream side of the current bridge over Smith Fork at Temperance Hall. This is on the other side of the bridge from the stone columns. The stone columns are thought to have been part of an earlier bridge. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1045" as subject
re: Temperance Hall History; Caplinger Mill
Date: 05/18/2010 Submitted by: David Johnson The following came from "A Bicentennial History of DeKalb County, Tennessee" by Thomas Gray Webb, 1995:
"The big mill at Temperance Hall was built by Samuel Caplinger, who was probably the greatest builder ever to live in DeKalb County. He bought the land at Temperance Hall in 1821 and built on it the grist mill soon thereafter." "... in 1842 he sold his house and farm and the mill at Temperance Hall to Nicholas Smith..."
"Temperance Hall developed northwest of the large house which Nicholas Smith bought in 1842 from its builder, Samuel Caplinger. The house was built about 1821 and was on the National Register of Historic Places until it was torn down in 1988."
The buildings were destroyed. I do not know its exact former location, only the clues given above.
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|Submitted by: Dan Culp|
for any and all information on the Hames family of DeKalb County.
Here's what I know: My great great great grandpa Richard Hames was born
in DeKalb County in about 1843. He fought in the 35th (aka 5th)
Tennessee infantry in the Civil War and was discharged shortly after
the Battle of Perryville due to a knee wound he sustained several
months earlier at Shiloh. On May 31, 1867, he married Celia Caroline
McGowan of White County in Wilson County, with the Rev. Samuel T. Alsup
(missionary baptist) presiding. He may also have married a Louisa Jane
Bachus in 1865 in front of a J.P. By 1870, he had relocated with Celia
Unfortunately, there is no Richard Hames or any variation thereof listed in the census for 1850 or 1860. I have theorized that Richard may be the same person as Alexander Hames, son of John William Hames, who was born about the same time. Both Richard and Alexander were also sons of a Virginia-born father and a Tennessee-born mother. John William lived on Holmes Creek in DeKalb county on a rented farm. John William appears to be the son of Joshua Hames, who also lived in DeKalb county and who was likely born in Amelia County, Virginia in about 1779. John William died sometime after the 1880 census, at which point he was apparently a hired hand on a farm in Wilson County.
I am interested to know the maiden name of Alexander's mother, Sarah. She was born c. 1819 in Tennessee and died between about 1854 and 1856, when John William remarried to Nancy Pack. I expect that Sarah was probably a member of one of the other families that lived along Holmes Creek, which included Cantrell, Fuson, Taylor, Pack, Hayes, and various other surnames. They were almost certainly married in one of the counties in the vicinity of DeKalb, probably in about 1837, as their first son, Joshua, was born in about 1838. I can't seem to find a record of their marriage on Ancestry.com's Tennessee marriage collection, though.
I have only found one branch of the family so far that remained in DeKalb County- that of John William's son William, whose youngest two (twin) sons Charlie and Hershal both lived in DeKalb County apparently all their lives (1897-1973/79). That branch of the family, as well as mine which moved to Kentucky and then Arkansas, ended up spelling the name Haynes. I know Charlie had at least two daughters named Freda and Frances. Not sure if or whom they married. Hershal had daughters named Willa and Louise, but I also don't much more about them. Hershal's girls were born in the early 20s and Charlie's in the late 20s.
Any help increasing my knowledge of any of these people or their ancestors or descendants would be much, much appreciated!
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|Submitted by: William J. Frizzell|
|Looking for relatives of William and Easter Frizzell from Dekalb County (1860 Census). They had a son, David A. Frizzell. William was a soldier in the 35th Tn Infantry out of Dekalb County. William migrated to Crockett, Texas.|
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|Submitted by: Mary Cupp|
|I am trying
to trace my great grandmother who migrated to Southern Illinois from
Tennessee sometime during or after the Civil War. Oral family history
states that she and a younger sibling came to southern Illinois (Hardin
County) from Tennessee after being left as orphans when their parents
were killed. Her name was Arrena (Rena) Stacy. In the census of 1860 an
Arrena Stacy is listed as a 4 year old child of John and Nancy Stacy. I
am not sure if this is the Arrena Stacy of my family but would
appreciate knowing any more about her that would clarify this issue.
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|Submitted by: Melvia Rowland Ehrhart|
|Something happened in 1899 that left my grandfather, Charlie William Rowland, and his brother Shelah E. Rowland orphans. Their parents were Wm. Rowland born in Liberty abt 1855 and Eliza Ray born abt 1857. I have found mention of the boys and Wiley Fite, who also lived with the Rowlands in the Libery Herald and in the 1880 census. I have been unable to find any trace of the deaths. My grandfather and Shelah went on a train to Texas where my grandfather settled. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Melvia|
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John Wesley Allen or Martha Sarah Kettle
|Submitted by: Vicky Cox|
|I'm working on my family tree. My dead end is at my ggggrandfather, John Wesley Allen married to Sarah Martha Kettle. They moved from Alexandria, Dekalb Co., Tenn to Butler Co., Ky in 1860. I cannot find an exact relation to JW in Dekalb. I have lots of possibilities. His children were Susan, Andrew, Yancy, Rachel, Gilbert, Josephine, Mary, Amanda, John Wesley, and my gggrandfather David Richard Allen or D P Allen. If anyone out there has any information would greatly appreciate it. Also there is a Sion Bass Allen, son of Andrew, bible page that has a few people on it that I would like info on.|
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re: John Wesley Allen or Martha Sarah Kettle
Date: 09/15/2010 Submitted by: Claudia Allen MESSAGE I am researching Archer Allen b. 1813 in NC. On the 1850 Smith County census he is living nextdoor to a Gilbert Allen (married to Julia) and living near Gilbert and Julia on the 1860 DeKalb County census. Archer married Elizabeth Jones in 1838. I have a hunch that Archer is connected to the John Wesley line somehow but have never been able to prove it. Do you have a connection to Archer in your records? email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1040" as subject
|Submitted by: Angela Volanti|
|Looking for ancestors or information on Lesley C. Hicks and Cartie Hicks. I believe their father was a James R. Hicks. They are from Dekalb or vicinity. I think my mother was named after Cartie. Thank You. Angela|
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James W. Robinson and wife Sophia Burk(es)
|Submitted by: P. Lewis|
looking for information on Reverend Stephen Robinson's parents. James
W. Robinson b. abt 1833 as the second son of Stephen Robinson, Jr and
Charlotte Hayes Robinson. James W. Robinson m. Sophia Burk(es) Robinson
who d. July 1887. They had two sons:
Reverend Stephen Robinson b. August 1, 1860 and d. 1931. He m. Laura Fuston b. 1868 and d. 1946. They had six sons and five daughters.
I would like to know more about Reverend Stephen Robinson's father and mother.
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re: James W. Robinson and wife Sophia Burk(es)
Date: 05/15/2011 Submitted by: Walteen Parker Stephen Robinson was my ggf. I have info about him and Laura. James (Jim) W. Robinson was my gf. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1038" as subject
Alexander / Vanatta
|Submitted by: Rick Lindley|
find the cemetery where John N. Alexander (1820/23 - 1894) &
Catherine E. (Vanatta) Alexander (D. Aug 20, 1906) are buried around
I understand they were buried at a cemetery located about 2 miles west of town on a hill by the side of the highway.
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re: Alexander / Vanatta
Date: 04/18/2010 Submitted by: Patsy J. Adamson I looked thru all the Dekalb Co. Cemetery Book, and cannot find John or Katherine listed in Dekalb Co. Tn. so therefore I would say that the 2 miles west of Alexandria, Tn. would be the HEARN Hill Cemetery, which is located on Hwy. 70, between Watertown and Alexandria. I would try Wilson Co. research or inquires. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1037" as subject
WRIGHT, James W. son of Oren Bethel
|Submitted by: Marcia Franklin|
recently found one James W. WRIGHT (son of Oren Bethel WRIGHT) on 1860
and 1870 federal censuses in DeKalb County, and am wondering if anyone
can provide any further information on this individual.
I am hoping to make a definitive connection to my husband's 2-great grandfather James Wilson WRIGHT, b. 22 Jul 1849 in TN, d. 08 Dec 1937 in Waco, McLennan, TX, m. Jul 1873 Theodosia Ernest BOWMAN.
If anyone can provide further information on Oren Bethel (and Elizabeth) WRIGHT's son James W., I would greatly appreciate it. Please contact me at the listed e-mail address.
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School at Student Home
|Submitted by: Janet Hasson|
|Can anyone tell me the name of the school for which Student Home Road was named for? I am assuming that the school was located on Student Home Road?|
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|Submitted by: Sadie Kennedy|
DeKalb County Administrator Settlements book for 1854-1865 (page 4) is
"pg 283. 7 Mar 1859. It appearing to the Copunty Court that James Cantrell had died leaving no will, Benjamin Cantrell is appointed administrator".
James Cantrell is also listed in the 1860 census for DeKalb County Tennessee district 5 Household 515 with wife Elizabeth and children Sarah, George P, and Martin.
One of the above is incorrect; he should not be on the 1860 census if he died in 1859. Has anyone discovered this descrepancy before and found out what is correct information?
Is there a death certificate for James Cantrell?
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|Submitted by: Diana Frazier Wiggs|
|I'm looking for info. on Amon B. Frazier from Dry Creek. Who his parents were and did he have any brothers and sisters. He was my great grandpa.|
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Jane Mary 'Polly' YOUNGBLOOD dau. of Jeremiah YOUNGBLOOD
|Submitted by: Peggy Gunter|
looking for any info on the family of Jeremiah YOUNGBLOOD and wife
Susannah BIRGIT. Jeremiah from NC/SC. Jery YOUNGBLOOD on 1812 Jackson
CO TAX LIST
6 Jan, 1851 Dekalb Co a bond was posted for Jane M DYER as guardian of the minor heir's of John DYER. I would like to have a copy of the bond if anyone has it or knows how to find it.
Jeremiah YOUNGBlood did not live in DEKALB Co. He was in Jackson CO when he went to the War of 1812 (Creek War). He died on his way home from AL in 1814.
Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Is there a marriage record for Jane Mary [Polly[ Youngblood DYER and a Mr Tolliver in DeKalb after 1814? She did not use 'Jane'. Went my Mary 'Polly' Youngblood DYER.
Thank you very much. It is ok to email me direct. I am searching for proof of my above statements.
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Susan Emma Melton-info
|Submitted by: Ricky Carter|
|I am seeking any info on Susan Emma Melton (or Meltor) b 1852- Married Elijah C. Self 9 Nov., 1873. I have been able to find quite a bit about the Selfs (Selph), but nothing other than the marriage date for Susan Emma. They would be my GrGr Grandparents. They migrated to Collin County, Texas sometime after their marriage as this is where most of my "Self" relatives relocated.|
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Melvina/Malvina Parker, A L Claiborne, Clara Divine Claiborne, William A. Hesson
|Submitted by: Brenda Knight Edwards|
|Do any of
you have these names in your files?
Melvina Parker b. abt 1835 d.?, shown in Marion Co., Macon Co., Trousdale Co., Dekalb Co. All TN
A L Claiborne no birth or death dates
I believe Melvina may be the link I've been searching years for. She is the mother of Clara Devine Claiborne b. aft 1860 and married to William A. Hesson.
Please let me know if you have any information on these names.
Brenda Knight Edwards
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|Submitted by: clydette spencer|
|I am doing a line of Spencer that looks like it branches to some Spencer in Dekalb County, Tennessee. That was news to me. I'm in North Carolina, Catawba County, my lines going all over N.C. Alexander County, Catawba County, Burke County, Orange County all North Carolina. Until I saw Darrel Spencer site about Dekalb County, Tenn., Gibson County, Tenn., Gattatin County, IL, Smith County, Tennessee. I need for Darrel Spencer to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org so I could find out more on these lines. It would help me a lot. Thank you.|
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Date: 03/08/2010 Submitted by: Ricky Carter I too am looking for info pertaining to Spencers in Dekalb or Smith County Tennessee. I have recently discovered that my GrGrGr Grandmother was LeAnn Spencer (b 1819 Smith County Tn.- Married William C Self 1834). Her Father (My GrGrGrGr grandfather) would be Moses Spencer- b 1792 Stokes North Carolina, married in 1812 to "Barbary": that's all the info I have on Moses' wife. Any help or link info you have would be greatly appreciated. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1029" as subject
|Submitted by: S.C.Dean|
info on Sarah Jane Mitchell b. 13 Feb., 1879 in DeKalb Co., Tn. Parents
were George W. and Lida Hibdon Mitchell. She married Wm. Lafayette
"Fate" Wilson 18 Sept. 1901 in Warren Co., Tn. She died 11 Sept. 1948
in Davidson Co., Tn. Fate and Sarah children were Hazel b. 1904, Herman
b. 1907, Harrison b. 1909, William b.__, Dora b. 1914,
Henrietta b. 1915, Nellie Louise b.__.
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Warren Co Will Book I
|Submitted by: Carole Ring|
|I am hoping someone can do a look up for me. I found an index of "John Martin, p. 9 in Warren County, Will Book I. I am most anxious to see if this is the Martin I have been looking for. Thanks, Carole|
This query placed here due to the Dekalb Co. connections of the family and since Warren Co. GenWeb has had no query system since June 2009.- David Johnson, DeKalb Co., TN GenWeb, CC.
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Milley Kelley information
|Submitted by: Donald Jackson|
any information on Milley Kelley, birth 1828, DeKalb, Tenn.
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Kelley family of DeKalb County, TN
Date: 10/18/2102 Submitted by: Moeena Eckman Hello
George Kelley (b. 1786)and his wife Nancy were in DeKalb Co.,TN, till ca. 1850-1860. All of their children are probably not identified.
Their daughter Mary Polly Kelly born abt 1827-1828, who married Calvin Jones, might be a sister to Milly. Mary's younger sister, Susan, married Preston Jones the brother of Calvin. The oldest child in the family is Sebastian Cabot Kelley who spent much of his life in Shannon Co.,MO.
I am trying to find more on Calvin and Preston Jones. They might have fought in the Civil War in KY, since they had children born there, during that era.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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re: Milley Kelley information
Date: 07/06/2010 Submitted by: Michelle Baggett I have very little information on Milley KELLEY (1828-aft 1880) married Leander T. Jackson (1825-1867) on 2 August 1852. Children are Nancy, John, Emily, Charles Burton (my connection) Mary and Wm Thomas. I cannot find parents for Milley or Leander. If you have come across this information or anything else that would help, would you please let me know? I hope I have helped you a little and any direction you can give me would be greatly appreciated. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1026" as subject
Tibbs in Dekalb, Smith, White and Wilson Counties
|Submitted by: D. Tibbs|
any information on Tibbs. In 1836 150 acres was deeded to Drury Tibbs
on the ridge between where John R. Jones lives & Heaths Branch.
The geographic description says in White County. There is listed a
Tibbs Hollow on the present day topographical maps bordering Dekalb in
White County. Does anyone know when and who this was named for, Drury?
In 1840 Drury and John Tibbs are listed as heads of households in district 8 Dekalb County Census.
1850 Smith Tn. Census, South Division. Household 385 William Tibbs 30 M, Susan 31 F, Martha 12 F, Pleasant 10 M, Jane 7 F, William 4 M, Elizabeth 2 F.
Household 386 Drury Tibbs 29 M, Nancy 30 F, Manerva 13 F, John 17 M, Amziah 5 M, Emaline 4 F, Susan 0 F. Does anyone know the connection between William and Drury?
1860 Wilson, census in Cherry Valley, Tn. shows the William Tibbs household from above plus four more kids.
1860 Smith Census in Dist 18, Jennings Fork lists Lewis W. Tibbs 48 as tenant, Drury is missing but Nancy, Amziah, Sarah, Susan, Amanda 7 F, Martha 4 F, and Harrison L 1 M. Does anyone have information on who Lewis Tibbs is and what could have become of Drury? An 1861 Smith County Deeds record shows Drury Tibbs selling a crop of tobacco to Russel Mercer.
In the same 1860 census John Tibbs 27 M, Lucenda 22 F and Nancy E 4 months F. It appears he is the John listed in the 1850 census above with Drury.
The line we are following is Drury and need to make the connections that might allow us to find his parents and siblings. Later it appears some family members moved to Warren County Kentucky which takes us to the present
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re: Tibbs in Dekalb, Smith, White and Wilson Counties
Date: 05/20/2014 Submitted by: D. Tibbs This is just an update as of 5/20/2014 to my original post.I am still researching the Tibbs family in this area and how thy are related.
In the 1860 Smith county census which Drury Tibbs was living at the time, I came across an Elijah Tibbs listed in a different household. Doing some looking into him, he was in Barren county Ky. in the 1850 Census. For some time now we had wondered if it was just a coincidence or what that he moved to Smith county.
Yesterday I found two new records for Elijah or Elizah. In 1838 he is listed on a White County Tax List and an 1839 tax list for DeKalb. This places Elijah and Drury living in the same counties in the earlier records, so I would say there probably is a connection between them, perhaps brothers? They are very close in age. Drury as near as we can narrow it down to was born about 1810 and Elijah the same. So a few years difference is not out of the question.
Please see my original post for more details on the Tibbs.
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re: Tibbs in Dekalb, Smith, White and Wilson Counties
Date: 04/04/2010 Submitted by: Danna Stevens Hi, Me again. I just did some figures & have concluded that John was a younger bro of Dru & William, & Manerva was his wife, not Dru's daughter. Her other name must have been Lucinda. Don't know how they missed all the other census' through the years. There is 1 record of Lucinda buying land, I think in DeKalb, during the Civil War. Think maybe John was away in the war. He had definitely died bef. 1880, when Manerva & children, along w/Dru's wife, were in Warren Co., KY. John & Lucinda (Manerva)'s daughter, Nancy, was my g.grandmother. Somewhere there are some records that might indicate who the father of Dru & William was. I'm thinking it might have been Anderson- remember someone on 1 of the older census' who was older & no wife. Maybe that was why John & Manerva were living w/Dru. Good luck. If you find anything new, let me know. There is a "cousins" group in Bowling Green, & some of them might have more info than I do. Send me your e-mail address & I'll send you a contact for them. Danna email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1025" as subject
re: Tibbs in Dekalb, Smith, White and Wilson Counties
Date: 01/11/2011 Submitted by: Laverne Glover I know nothing about a Tibbs family, however I am interested in your comment about Heath's Branch. My Heath family is from White and DeKalb Counties in Tenn. John Heath owned property on Cane Creek now covered by the Center Hill Reservoir. His sons, Simon, John, Richard, LeMarcus and William all came to Texas. I am seeking information as to when they went to Texas and where they resided in Texas. Their father died in 1842 and his will was probated in one of those counties. Any information would be helpful.
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Jesse Haggard/Hoggard family
|Submitted by: Tammi Zaleski|
|My ancestor, Jesse Haggard/Hoggard lived in Dekalb Co. Tn. He married Elizabeth Coggin Smith. He was on the 1860 DeKalb Co. census for 1860. His two sisters, Sarah (born 1835) and Nancy (born 1837) were living on nearby farms in the 1860 census. I can't find them after the 1860 census so I am assuming that they got married possibly in DeKalb County. Is there anyway to look and see if they were married in DeKalb County between 1860 and 1870??? Do the marriage records still exist for this time period? Any help would be appreciated.|
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Seven Springs Hotel
|Submitted by: Roy Gaither|
looking for information on the Seven Springs Hotel/Resort. According to
family lore, my Great grandmother, Nellie Caroline Cantrell's family
once owned the Seven Springs Hotel. I would like to confirm this in
some way or another. Also looking for any photographs of the original
Thanks for the time.
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re: Seven Springs Hotel
Date: 09/10/2011 Submitted by: Sally Wright Roy, If you are still interested in this hotel, I have found a photograph of the Seven Springs Hotel, Smithville, TN, taken soon after it was built. If you email me, I will gladly forward the picture to you. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1023" as subject
re: Seven Springs Hotel
Date: 09/15/2010 Submitted by: S.L. Wright Researching Robinsons in DeKalb Co., TN, I ran across this announcement in the Oct. 20, 1894 'Alexandria TIMES' (newspaper) that might be of interest to you.
Judge Robinson, B. W. Robinson and Elijah Robinson have bought the celebrated sulphur springs near Smithville, and will immediately begin the erection of a large hotel. This is a fine property. The red, black and white sulphur waters said to be the best, and no doubt this will become one of the most noted watering places in Tennessee.They may have bought the property from Judge Cantrell. There was no picture.
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re: Seven Springs Hotel
Date: 04/04/2010 Submitted by: Dennis Odum If you are referring to Seven Springs Hotel near Smithville, TN, I have been researching my great grandfather and have run across references to this Hotel. His name was J T Odum and married Minnie Cantrell, daughter of Judge Robert Cantrell on 31 May 1888. They lived in Lebanon, TN. I have recently acquired their family bible and it has an old postcard of Seven Springs Hotel, Co., Smithville, Tenn in the front.
The story of Odum's going to Seven Springs has been passed through our family for years. Goodspeed's History for DeKalb County states the following, "Six miles from Smithville is a popular summer resort called Seven Springs, J. T. Odum, proprietor."
I have not pursued this research question any further at this point but have it on my list. The post card does not show the hotel but instead pictures the spring at the bottom of the hill. If you are interested, I can scan and email you the postcard.
I suspect that Nellie Caroline Cantrell may be in my ancestor line but I have not looked into this.
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|Submitted by: Jon Cochrane|
information on Ollie Neal b 1876 who married Fannnie Braswell b 1870 on
the Novemeber 26th 1893 in DeKalb County. I believe Ollie's mother
could have been Caldonia Johnson b 1850.
Any information at all would be appreciated.
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Parents of John Floyd Medlin (Medley) 1894-1961
|Submitted by: Lori Ann Reinhall|
grandfather was John Floyd Medlin, b. 9 March 1894 in DeKalb County.
The first record I can locate for him is the 1910 Census, when he was
living in the Martha J. Corley household. He is listed as "Johny F.
Medlin", cousin. My uncle has told me that Corley family owned a
Throughout his life he used the names "Medley" and "Medlin"; I knew my own father as John Jr. Medley, born 1920. His mother was Lola Bell Robinson, who married my grandfather John Floyd Medlin in 1912. They had an older son, Herbert Odell Medlin/Medley.
I have reason to believe that the the Medlin family was resident in DeKalb County for several generations prior to my grandfather's birth, but I can find no record of his parents. Unforunately, I do not know their names. Any clues would be greatly appreciated!
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Son of John Medlin, Medley
Date: 07/11/2012 Submitted by: Jan Medlin I am his son. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1021" as subject
re: Parents of John Floyd Medlin (Medley) 1894-1961
Date: 08/16/2010 Submitted by: David White In regards to the Medley and Medlin family question. I've recently started a genealogical history of our family and my wife's grandmother, Ruby Jean (Medley) Young of Smithville, TN was the daugther of Bailey Medley and Irene Medlin. Ruby Jean passed away on 8/20/2007 in Smithville. I have no additional information on either side of the family except for her parents names and would love to learn more. Thanks. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1021" as subject
re: Parents of John Floyd Medlin (Medley) 1894-1961
Date: 02/04/2010 Submitted by: Rosemary I am interested in your comment that this family used both the names of Medlin and Medley. I am working on the line of Lola Robinson, who married John Medlin. In later years, he and the children are using the name Medley. I couldn't figure it out. As late as 1930, I find the family in the census under the Medlin name, but all the late records (WWI draft, social security death, etc.) all use the name Medley, but everything else appears to be the same. From your comment, I feel safe in going ahead and adding the Medley records.
I also have not found any thing earlier than the 1910 census when John was living with his cousin.
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L. C. Ervin\Bond\Irvin
|Submitted by: Jon Cochrane|
any information concerning L. C. Ervin b. 9/13/1918 d.10/19/1984 and
his second marriage to [Unknown Bond] as well as his third marriage to
Margaret Francis Irvin.
Any details at all including children living or deceased as well as information on his parents Chubb & Lodin Ervin [nee Neal] would be very much appreciated.
Thanking you in advance.
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|Submitted by: Janice Frye|
|My grandfather was Huston Robinson. Looking for info on his father, John Don Collis Robinson, and his father who I believe was John T Robinson. Any info would be most helpful. Thanks!|
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Puckett Family/DeKalb County, TN
|Submitted by: Dona Wilkerson|
|My g-g-g grandparents, John W. & Rhoda (Lyda) Puckett, lived in Dekalb Co., Tn in the early 1800's. He is buried (?) in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Can anyone help me with more info on this family? Thank You, Dona|
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re: Puckett Family/DeKalb County, TN
Date: 12/10/2010 Submitted by: Jenneva Puckett Wilmot I have been researching my ancestry and have found that John W Puckett, wife Rhoda Lyda, were my great, great, grandparents. I have been trying to trace back for so long and finally found the route thru Family Search. Any informatiion you have regarding my family before and after John W would be appreciated. My Grandparents were George William Puckett/Lucinda Sneed, great grandparents were John Puckett/Melvina McGinnis, great, great grandparents were John W. Puckett/Rhoda Lyda. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1018" as subject
Will T. Hale Question
|Submitted by: Carolyn Alves|
|Hi, My great-great grandfather was Will T. Hale who wrote on the history of DeKalb County. I am looking into my genealogy and am having trouble finding what cemetery he is buried at. I'm pretty sure it is in Tennessee. I have his death certificate, but it only says that the place of burial is Liberty, Tennessee. I'm hoping someone can help me out with this information. Thank you!|
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re: Will T. Hale Question
Date: 04/18/2010 Submitted by: Patsy J. Adamson Will T. Hale 1857-1928 Poet-Historian is indeed buried at Liberty, Tn. in the Salem Cemetery located beside the Salem Baptist Church. Main St. Liberty, Tn. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1017" as subject
Pedigo Families of Dekalb County circa 1800's
|Submitted by: Julianna|
like any information on the following families:
Moses Pedigo b. 1785 Henry Co. Va., d. aft 1850 in Dekalb Co.
1st M.: Mary Agee - b. 1787 Henry Co. Va., d. abt. 1840 Dekalb Co.
2nd M.: Nancy James b. abt 1800 Tn, d. abt 1850 Tn.
3rd M. : Elizabeth Ferrell b. abt 1820 Tn., d. abt 1891 Dekalb Co.
Ruth Pedigo b. 1776 Henry Co. Va., d. aft 1850 Dekalb Co. sister of Moses
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re: Pedigo Families of Dekalb County circa 1800's
Date: 02/24/2011 Submitted by: Jim Watson Julianna, My g-g-g grandmother is Martha (death certificate says Matilda) Ferrell sister of Charles Ferrell father of Elizabeth Ferrell that married Moses Pedigo Warren Co., Tn. I will share what I have on Moses. From what I can learn Moses' sister Phoebe Pedigo married Samuel David Watson. They are the parents of George Washington Watson b. 1801 Va. married Martha (Matilda) Ferrell sister of Charles. Phoebe and Moses father is Robert Pedigo. They have a sister Ruth. All came to Southern Ky. before Warren, Tenn. Moses b. 1786 Henry Co. Va., d. Feb. 10, 1864, buried C. A. Pedigo Cemetery, DeKalb Co., Tn. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1016" as subject
Looking for missing gggranduncle "Alvis?"
|Submitted by: carole ring|
|I am hoping someone may recognize this person. My gggrandfather, William Nelson Martin, b. 1816 KY =, had a half brother, named Uncle Alvis, Alvin. Alfred or similar. He went to California in the gold rush and is supposed to have died of heatstroke in Missouri, possibly Cedar County, around 1870 or 71. His last name may have been Martin or Heald, Heal, Hill ???. He was said to be married. His birthdate could be around 1824 to 1830. He had a half sister and at least four half siblings, Jemima, Rachel, William and Mary J.. His father died and the children of the first marriage were bound out, leaving Alvis? and a sister with their mother. Is anyone looking for someone from DeKalb Co b. circa 1822 to 1830. who fit the description of this man. There may have been some Indian blood. Also the family name was originally Spradlin,Sprackling or similar and was changed to Martin. Not sure when but family stories are proven through dna testing. Hoping someone knows who this family is.|
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Carrol Barr b. 1866 9th District; Jackson Co., TN
|Submitted by: Clarence Winfree|
looking for information on Carrol Barr b. 1866, Jackson Co., TN. His
parents were Washington T. Barr b. 1826; wife Sary; found in 9th
District of Jackson Co., TN. He is in 1870 Macon Co., TN Census; 7th
district; HH#43-43; page 92 of records.
There was a Carroll Barr b. 21 Oct 1906; died August 1976; Last residence: Smithville, TN. He was a long time railroad worker.
Is the younger Carroll Barr any relation to the older Carrol Barr born in 1866?
Thank you in advance. Any information will be appreciated.
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|Submitted by: DERRELL HALL|
|My great grandparents were John F Hall and Betty Frazier Hall. They moved to Texas from the Smithville area in the 1890s. I am searching for any information on their ancestors. I believe my GGGF was Jonhathan Hall whose family Bible is in a museum in Smithville. Any information would be appreciated.|
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|Submitted by: Dona Wilkerson|
|I'm searching for info on the Parsley family who lived in DeKalb Co., in the early 1800's. Especially interested in info on Richard Parsley b.1833 D. 1865 in the Civil War. According to my research, he was buried in a confederate cemetery in Columbus, Ohio altho he was serving with Company I Tennessee Inf. Regiment 28. Why in Ohio? Also according to his widows pension application, he used an alias, Charles Carter. Why? Can someone help me? Thanks, Dona|
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re: Parsley Family
Date: 06/12/2011 Submitted by: Adrienne Richard Parsley was my 3rd great grandfather. He is buried in Columbus, Ohio because it was Camp Chase POW Camp during the war. He never wanted to go to war in the first place, but he finally did go and was captured shortly thereafter. He died in that POW camp. During that time soldiers were generally buried where they were instead of where they were from. Hope this helps! email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1012" as subject*
re: Parsley Family
Date: 06/16/2011 Submitted by: Dona Thanks. I am also related directly to the Parsley family. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1012" as subject
re: Richard Parsley
Date: 06/13/2012 Submitted by: Kate The Richard Parsley, aka Charles Carter, was in the Maryland Infantry. Richard Parsley married Petra Gerard in 1887 in New Mexico and had two sons. He entered the army as Charles Carter and died in a train wreck near Glidden, TX in 1891. His wife, Petra sued the railroad and won. There are several Richard Parsleys. I am no relation but have done research on this family for someone else. Note added by David Johnson: Therefore the DeKalb Co., TN Richard Parsley was not the one who enlisted in Maryland for the Union as "Charles Carter", since he served in TN Confederate units only and also died in Ohio a few decades earlier. email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1012" as subject
re: Richard Parsley
Date: 05/07/2013 Submitted by: Connie Hartling It's great to find a website with new info my relatives. Myself and my cousin, Les Taylor, are direct descendents of Richard Parsley (Charles Carter)and Petra Gerard. [Our family has no idea why he changed his name. My cousin is still researching this mystery.]
We are both family line researchers looking for information on Petra Gerard. She may have been in Tenn. for a time because her husband traveled in the Army or was born there. Information on Petra is sketchy. We believe she was born Native American in October, 1868 in either Tenn., Nebraska, or Texas after her parents were killed in an Indian war with settlers (that's the family story) and was later adopted from an orphanage by Clement and Emilia Gerard (maiden name Vaulter). These "parent's" names were found on the marriage certificate filed in New Mexico. Were they her real parents?
My cousin, Les, and I would like to find any new information about Petra Gerard from this website, or perhaps you can direct us to other helpful websites. Thank you.
Note added by David Johnson: Once again, this Richard Parsley, AKA Charles Carter, is not the TN Richard Parsley, and was never in TN. See 1012b. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1012" as subject
|Submitted by: Linda Norwood|
|I am trying to prove with a will or some document that Uriah Emmett Cantrell born 1829 in Warren Co. TN is the son of John Cantrell born SC and died Dekalb Co. TN before 1849. Any information or source to continue my search will be appreciated. This is my Mother's family. Also, there are 9 Confederate Soldiers name U. Cantrell. Was there a particular enlistment from Dekalb Co.? Thank you.|
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|Submitted by: Floyd Hegwood|
grandparents lived in Dekalb County, their names were Willian T
Bennett, born in 1830, and Mary (Polly) Sandlin, born in 1832. They are
buried in Pritchard Cemetery in Landcaster. I was wondering if any of
their descendants are still around in Dekalb or Smith County.
My address is Floyd Hegwood, 1317 Hildreth Rd, Columbus, Mississippi. I would like to hear from any of my Bennett relatives, if I have any left.
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|Submitted by: Beck Caudilly|
|I am looking for the parents of or any information on Ed and Vida (Clemons) Gamble. They were married in Dekalb County sometime after 1930 I believe. They moved to Peru, IN around 1945.|
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Date: 09/21/2009 Submitted by: Ruth Linder The DeKalb County Marriage Book has Ed Gamble married Vida Clemmons April 25, 1925. They are not listed in the 1930 Census of DeKalb Co., TN email: firstname.lastname@example.org To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1009" as subject
Anna Pack and Britton Barnes
|Submitted by: Vic Harding|
Pack is my gggrandfather, and is the son of Anna Pack. He was born 1852
in Dekalb Co. The 1860 District 4 Census lists him as the son of Anna
Pack in the household of Britton Barnes. Does anyone know anything
about the husband of Anna, and the father of Joseph?
I just recently found this line, and now I am trying to flesh it out.
Any help would be appreciated.
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|Submitted by: Jackie Saylor|
|a marriage of Martha J Clouse to? Sept 7 1853 in Dekalb Co Tenn.|
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|Submitted by: Ruth Hunt|
|Can anyone tell me if the 1860 DeKalb County census showing Giles Driver 85 yrs old is the same Giles Driver that was married to Matilda Lawrence, daughter of William Lawrence. Please note that I have a new e-mail address. I appreciate all the information that you can give me. Ruth Hunt|
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re: Giles Driver
Date: 02/21/2012 Submitted by: Brent L Bowen Yes! The age matches. He is the father of William Giles Driver. Wife: Matilda Lawrence Driver d 1852. Giles did not die until 1872. email: email@example.com To reply on this board, post a query with "re:1006" as subject
Looking for Thomas Mitchell and Mavinah Wallace Mitchell
|Submitted by: Jan Jennings|
"Tommie" Mitchell and Malvinah Fina "Fine" Wallace were married c1852
in TN. In 1850 Malvinah was an 8-year old child living in DeKalb County
TN with her parents, Andrew Jackson Wallace and Nancy Ross Conger
By 1860 Thomas was dead, or the couple did not live together. Malvinah Mitchell (age 19 born c1841 TN, weaver) appears on the 1860 Census in Allen County, KY, living with her parents. In addition to Malvinah, she has two children: T.R. Mitchell (age 4 born c1856 TN); E.C. Mitchell (age 2 born c1858 TN).
Any help in determining information about Thomas Mitchell would be appreciated. Contact Jan Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bob Banks and Colwell
|Submitted by: Robert Lack|
|My uncle last year was telling me a story about a Colwell Cullwell Caldwell man that killed a man named Bob Banks in Dekalb County one time. Does anyone remember what the Colwell's first name was? My uncle was 80 and passed away in the past few months, and I didn't get a chance to sit down with him and talk about it before his death. Thanks to anyone that knows anything about this and about when it happened.|
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Mrs. Mary Jane Wooldridge
|Submitted by: Carole Ring|
|A distant cousin sent me the picture of Aunt Mary Wooldridge as an elderly woman. It is unmistakabley the same woman shown in the picture of the Wooldridge Family. I am trying to find out where her maiden name came from. I have seen it posted as Heal or Heald. With the photo came the message that she was related to the Martins. The picture was found in the family of William N Martin's grandaughter, Julia Adeline Martin, who was born in 1879 in Dist 5. Her father, Dr. John Marshall Martin, brought his family back to DeKalb Co. after being in Missouri for 20 years. He and Mary J both named a daughter Julia Adeline, almost the same date. My Martins and the Wooldridges had numerous connections for many years. I know that William, Jemima, Rachel and perhaps from 1 to 3 more little children were orphaned and bound out circa circa 1830. The two half siblings probably stayed with their mother and a step father. also looking for stories of a name change from Spradlin/Spradley/Spradling to Martin.|
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Looking for an "Uncle Alvis" who went to Missouri
|Submitted by: Carole Ring|
|I am looking for someone who was born circa 1820 to 1830. He was the half brother of my gggrandfather, William Nelson Martin and his sisters, Rachel Martin, Jemima Bethanie Martin (married L D Linder) and Mary J. who married William Melton Wooldridge. We have a written memoir by William's youngest son, Paris, who says his "uncle Alvis came to visit his family in Missouri (1870 or 71) and went back to Cedar County, MO where he died that summer of getting overheated in his fields". He also said that he was "a fine figure of a man, weighing 200 pounds" and that "he had gone to California to the gold rush". Since almost everyone in the family used their middle names, that may why I can't find him. Also he may be using a step father's last name. I have audited all available microfilm for that area of MO to no avail. I am hoping that someone has an ancestor Alvis that I can claim. Also, there is a slim chance that the transcriber of the handwritten memoirs may have misread the name and it could be Alvin. I am looking for leads. Thanks,|
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For whom was Holmes' Creek (Holmes Creek Rd.) named?
|Submitted by: Tom Holmes|
|My family was in Perry Co. TN from about 1790 to 1840. I'm curious to know for whom, and when, HOLMES' Creek was named. Holmes Creek is near Smithville, TN and Liberty, TN in Dekalb County near what is now Center Hill Lake. Any info would be much appreciated.|
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Rachel DILDINE and Bethel RICHARDSON Wed??
|Submitted by: Peggy Gunter|
looking for husband of Rachel DILDINE, dau of Ammon
DILDINE and Mary HUTCHINGS. It might be Bethel RICHARDSON, son of Samuel and Martha RICHARDSON.
If you have any info I would appreciate it. Also would like
to know if they left TN or if they are buried in DeKalb Co
TN. Thank you I hope I am on the right track. Do not know.
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