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I would like information about descendants of Martin Hoke and wife Rutha Smith Hoke who married 1870 in Franklin County, TN. The Hoke family was from Ohio; Rutha was the daughter of George Smith and Hannah Barnes Smith who lived in the Eighth Civil District of Franklin County. I am willing to share information with anyone who can help. Thanks.
Connie R. Partin
Submitted on Thu Mar 30 16:57:09 MST 2000.


I would like information about the Pitsinger family in Franklin County; they were of German descent who came to Tennessee from Ohio in the 1800's; the Henley family was from Sherwood, TN in Franklin County. George Lewis Henley and wife Nell Pitsinger Henley lived there in the 1930's. Their great grandson wants to trace his family tree. Thanks for your help.
Connie R. Partin
Submitted on Thu Mar 30 16:52:45 MST 2000.


Need complete family names of a George Swope/Soap family residing in Franklin county Tennessee in 1820.Contact me at W4GQN@AOL.COM Thanks, James N. Swope
James N. Swope
Submitted on Thu Mar 30 06:42:37 MST 2000.


BIGGS, Amariah and family--I think they lived in Franklin County before 1849 when Dr. Biggs was sent to Indian Territory and then settled in Arkansas. Dr. Biggs published a book on medicine and was a Methodist preacher.
Pat Blundell
Submitted on Mon Mar 27 12:04:36 MST 2000.


I am looking for my greatgrandfather Benjamin A. BUCHANAN. The only think I have is a marriage record 1872 Franklin CO TN to Jane Ray. They had 3 children, Ola, Minnie and William A.. Mary Jane is listed as a widow on the 1880 census and she is in Bedford CO TN. I am desperate, If anyone things they may have a link or suggestion please email me. I have some information on the RAY,HISE,SPECK & a little on the LIMBAUGH.. thanks
Judy Franklin -- 110 Arcade St, Gadsden, AL 35903
Submitted on Wed Mar 22 17:43:53 MST 2000.


I am looking for info on my gg grandparents, B.F.(Benjamin Franklin) KIGHT (sometimes spelled KITE) b.Heard Co. GA, 1851 d. 1921 Franklin Co., TN and Hattie Renshaw Street KIGHT, b. 1856 in England, d. 1917 in Franklin Co., TN. I'd like to find out when and where they married, probably in early 1880s.
Patricia Warren -- 413 Angelus Street, Memphis, TN 38112
Submitted on Tue Mar 21 10:15:58 MST 2000.


Seeking information on a William TATUM, the family lived in Winchester, from about 1919 to sometime after 1925 when they moved to Knox County. He owned land and grew cotton. It is said that he got into trouble with the law and lost his land before he moved to Knoxville. Do you know of any local newspapers that may carry local news for these years. And where should I look. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Paul Tatum -- 7308 Royal Springs Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37918
Submitted on Fri Mar 17 21:49:34 MST 2000.


I'm searching for information about Jesse Harris O'Rear and Martha Ann Benson. Both were born in Franklin County, TN. Jesse was born in 1822, probably around Winchester. His parents were John and Malinda Veal O'Rear. Martha was born in 1823. I have no idea about the identity of her parents. Were Martha and Jesse married in TN? Who were Martha's parents and siblings? Any help is appreciated.
Elizabeth Jones
Submitted on Fri Mar 17 21:05:53 MST 2000.


DARWIN families. Capt. William DARWIN lived in Franklin Co., TN until his death 24 May 1862. His wife was Elizabeth POWELL. Associated names are Amanda M. McCOLLUM, Andrew McCollum, Thomas Jefferson DARWIN, Caroline HARGIS, Mary J. BEASLEY, George R. KENNERLY, ALDRICH, Nancy SINGLETON, Daniel HANNAH, Mary Matilda KNIGHT, Eliza Jane OAKLEY, Fannie BOLTON, and Louisa Jane PHILLIPS - all of Franklin Co, TN. Interested in all these families. Family was also in Jackson Co., TN
Ben Farrow
Submitted on Fri Mar 17 09:06:53 MST 2000.


I am searching for information on William Bryant and Martha Blakely. They were married in Franklin County on April 6, 1838. I believe Martha was born in the county in 1822. William was born around 1820 but I'm not sure where. I think William's father was John Bryant. Martha's father was John P. Blakely. I would like any information I can get on either or both of William and/or Martha, their families and siblings.
Ray Bryant
Submitted on Thu Mar 16 18:41:04 MST 2000.


Looking for info on JEREMIAH BECK listed 1812 Tax list for Franklin co My Jeremiah Beck b-1784 NC-m-Sarah ?(maybe GIBSON/GIPSON some say raised by a stepfather named Joseph Cannon b-1760 NC who-m-Nancy SITTON b-1765 NC. Its not clear if she was a step daughter or if she was an orphan,.Bio of Aaron says Aaron Beck. of Lincoln Co. Mo He was b.1814TN, s/o Jereminah and Sarah (Gipson) Beck.Parents came to MO 1814 of our Subjects B.,located in ST.Charles. Father of our subject moved with his family to Big Creek, where wife's (Sarah ??)father, Joseph Gipson, was living. Joseph come to MO 3 years bef abt1811 settled in St.Charles Co. now Lincoln co missouri. There are no Joseph Gipson in Lincoln Co Mo but Book Pioneer of Missouri... Joseph CANNON-m-Nancy SITTON of NC and lived in TN until 1811 migrated to St. Charles Co Lincoln Co Mo he list daug Sarah-m-Jerry Beck any and all info appreciated Thank you Darlene
Submitted on Mon Mar 13 13:29:26 MST 2000.


Would like to hear from anyone that has WILEY connections in Franklin or surrounding counties. Looking for the parents of John J. P. Wiley, b. abt. 1806 in GA. John's wife was Isabella. John, Isabella and children known to be in Franklin Co., 1860, 1870 & 1880 per census. Glad to share. Thanks, Ramona
Ramona Reece
Submitted on Sun Mar 12 05:18:23 MST 2000.


I am looking for ancesters for my family with the name BROWN,GATTIS,GRANT, any help will be appreciated.
Gwyn Gattis Smith -- PO Box 2, Winchester, TN 37398
Submitted on Sat Mar 11 19:07:24 MST 2000.


Rachel PRICE married Isaac BUTLER Jan. 11, 1854 in McMinn Co. TN. She (or Isaac) may have been married before as two children , Betsy Ann and William are older than this marriage date. She was born about 1828 probably in TN. She died 1930 in Franklin Co. TN. She may be the daughter of Dorcy Price and wife Mary as the 1850 McMinn Co. census has a Rachel age 22 and a Betsy age 1 living with them
Susan Holman
Submitted on Sat Mar 11 14:25:21 MST 2000.


Looking for information related to the black family of TRIGG. Earliest name I have is Albert Jack Trigg who was born in 1888. He had approximately 10 children, some of those names are Fred, Elizabeth, James T., James C, Dimple, Bernice and Andrew. All born in Winchester Tennessee. His parents are believed to be Jennie and Charlie.
Katherine Trigg
Submitted on Thu Mar 9 14:12:06 MST 2000.


Searching for any info on Garland Burleigh LIPSCOMB who married Sallie Firth BROOKS on November 10, 1856 in Shelby County, Tennessee. Garland was born in Franklin Co., TN and Sallie was born in Mississippi. By 1860 they were living in Marshall, Texas. I am trying to find Sallie's parents. I feel Sallie's middle name is a surname. The FIRTH surname is very prominate in Mississippi. However, there were some FIRTHS in Shelby County in 1850.
Janet Gardner
Submitted on Wed Mar 8 18:01:03 MST 2000.


Benjamin Franklin Crabtree and Sarah Elizabeth Hughes Children:Mary Maria Martha Clara Jeanette Crabtree b. 9 Mar 1867, John Franklin Crabtree b. 28 Nov 1868, Ellen Caroline Crabtree b. 31 Aug. 1870 m. Joseph Eli Bean 24 Nov 1889, James Columbus Crabtree b. 23 Oct 1872, Lucy Jane Crabtree b. 25 Mar 1874, Maggie Catherine Crabtree b. 11 Aug 1876, Robert Mose Crabtree b. 17 Jan 1879, China Bell Crabtree b. 9 Feb 1881, Mack Harrison Crabtree b. 16 Feb 1883, William Luther Crabtree b. 7 Jan 1885
Leatha A. Betts
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 11:50:40 MST 2000.


William Crabtree and Margaret Potts Children: Zilla Crabtree, b. 1802 S. Car., Martin Crabtree b. 1807 Franklin Co. Tenn., Mack Harrison Crabtree b. 28 Mar 1812, Mary (Polly) Crabtree b. 1815, Suzannah Crabtree b. 1820, George Washington Crabtree b. 30 Jan 1821, Martha Jane Crabtree b. 25 Dec. 1825 m. John West/E.H. Coulton, Miletta Ann Crabtree b. 1828, John Isaac Crabtree b. 1830.
Leatha A. Betts
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 11:46:30 MST 2000.


William Crabtree, b. 22 Dec. 1779, married Margaret Potts b. 1788, May have come from S. Car. to Tennessee, via Logan Co. Kentucky, where a history there 1792 lists William Crabtree as hunter/trapper (possibly Cherokee), He married Margaret Potts? and migrated to Wilson Co. Tennessee, then to Franklin Co. Tennessee with brother Ransom Crabtree, (listed on 1820 Census) William is on 1830 and 1840 Census, Franklin Co. Tenn. The family lived on Crow Creek. William Crabtree is buried in Hoosier Cemetery, next to Crownover Cemetery, dates 22 Dec. 1779-1846. Son Mack Harrison Crabtree b. 28 Mar 1812 Crow Creek, Franklin Co. Tenn. m. Lucy Jane Wilkinson, dau. of William Wilkinson who was born 24 Jun 1809 Warren Co. Kentucky, d. 11 Apr. 1884, Winchester, Franklin Co. Tenn. They had son Benjamin Franklin Crabtree and poss. dau. Caroline Crabtree who married E.H. Colton c. 1869 in Franklin Co. Benjamin Franklin Crabtree b. 17 Feb 1830 Winchester, Fr. Co. Tenn. married Sarah Elizabeth Hughes b. 5 Sep. 1851 Dade Co. Ga
Leatha A. Betts
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 11:40:58 MST 2000.


I am looking for the children and families of the following people listed on the 1820 census of Franklin County Tennessee: Lewis Clark 201201-12210 and Thomas Clark 200010-20010 Lewis settled in Jackson County Alabama. Is Thomas his son? Who was Lewis Clarks other children?
Charlotte Borden
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 10:42:12 MST 2000.


Looking for information on William Griffin who died August 25, 1816 in Franklin, TN and had a son named General Griffin and a dau. named Hannah. Anyone with info on this line please let me hear from you. Jean Overby Harron
Jean Overby Harron -- 627 Westmoreland Road, Columbus, GA 31904
Submitted on Mon Mar 6 08:17:40 MST 2000.


Looking for any info on McGown family of Andrew H. McGown who married Elizabeth Stovall. Where was Andrew born and married? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Steve McCalip
Submitted on Sun Mar 5 20:42:45 MST 2000.


I am looking for any info on my g-grandfather A.B. Clark. He was married to Mable Roberson and they had 4 children my grandma Helen was one of them. A.B. ran a small country store at the foot of Keithsprings mountain, after his death my uncle Denoy Clark ran it and then my grandparents Helen and Dennie ran it. A.B.'s father was Arthur and his Mother was a Looney. Any info would be helpful!!!
Deta Donnelly
Submitted on Sat Mar 4 23:19:42 MST 2000.


Seeking information on Isaac COLLINS, born 1796 TN; m. 1 Nov 1817 Lincoln Co., TN Frances (Fanny) BEAN, born 1797 TN. (Probably related to the Collins and Beans in Franklin Co., TN) Migrated from TN to Madison Co. AL ca. 1818/19 where they first appear as residing in Conecuh Co., AL. Appears in 1830 Madison Co., AL census; 1840 Jackson Co., AL census; migrates to Johnson Co., AR ca. 1848; appears in 1850 & 1860 Johnson Co., AR census. Dies between 1860-70 Johnson Co., AR. Children: (1) Alfred C., b. 1819 AL; (2) Pleasant B., b. 1820 AL; (3) Elizabeth Jane (Betty), b. 1823 AL; and (4) Isaac Jackson, b. 1825 AL. According to family legend, Frances (Fanny) BEAN's mother was a full blood Cherokee indian. Need parents, siblings, etc. for Isaac COLLINS and Frances (Fanny) BEAN. Any information appreciated.
Mark Albrecht -- 949 Fitzpatrick Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014-2613
Submitted on Thu Mar 2 01:55:42 MST 2000.

ESTILL,TERRILL,LIPSCOMB,JONES,MILLER,RATLIFF,CRISMAN,BENNETT,BELCHER LColey: your e-mail does not go through. St. Mary's is in Sewanee, not Winchester. Mary Sharp was in Winchester.

Seeking information on a girl's school/college that was located at Winchester in 1895 believed to be named St Mary's. If anyone has a class roll for that year, please contact
LColey -- P.O. Box 834, Colleyville, TX 76034
Submitted on Tue Feb 29 11:39:16 MST 2000.


I am looking for information about William David HICKS b. 26 Jul 1850 d. 1924 TX. He married Helena CRABTREE b. 1855 d. 1929 TX. They married in Franklin Co. TN on 23 Dec 1875. They eventually lived in Alabama and later TX. They had 10 children: Allen, Charles, Naomi, Mary, Pearly, Jac, James, Doria, Nora, and Nancy. If you have info on this family please email me at
Kathy Howe
Submitted on Sun Feb 27 00:11:22 MST 2000.


Looking for information on Ambrose Parks who married Nancy M. Smith between 1838 and 1875. Ambrose and Nancy eventually ended up in Texas, settling around Cisco, Eastland County. They are both buried there.
Elaine Moore
Submitted on Fri Feb 25 08:19:02 MST 2000.


Researching the Jonathan REYNOLDS family. Believe he was mar. to a Susannah ?. Found him with children on 1850 Franklin Co. TN. Census,#728. Children: Mary J., Isham, John E., Manuel, Martha, William, Charles W. & Mark C.. Anyone??
Linda Harris -- PO Box 266, Omak, WA 98841
Submitted on Fri Feb 25 08:27:10 MST 2000.


Looking for ancestors of my gggrandfather ANDREW JACK HILL or JACK GREEN HILL possibly born in Franklin co., TN about 1820.He left there as a young man. He left a brother up north never to see again. He went to AR and began a family in Franklin co. in 1843. Don't know his wife's name, but his children were Richard, Charlie, Clarinda, California, Thomas, Dave, and John. He is said to have been Black Dutch. Richard HILL was my ggrandfather b 1843, and he married Mary Jane QUINTON. Their children were Jim, Charlie, Mattie, Josie, Lon, W.C., Walter, and Doss. Many in this family lived in Scott co., AR. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Tue Feb 22 22:03:09 MST 2000.


Looking for Swift MULLIN b NC, married Anna? Betsy BEAN b TN. Children: Wm Martin MULLIN b 28 Mar 1808, Franklin Co, TN; Swift Flower MULLIN b 13 May 1817, TN. Wm Martin was born 'near Beans Creek'
Jan Gardner
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 22:27:12 MST 2000.


I am looking for any information on Frank Winn-Wynn Family in Cowan Tennessee
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 14:23:51 MST 2000.


I am looking for information on George West and Susanna Garner who live in Franklin County, Tennessee. They were the parents of Claiborne West who was born November 24th.,1800 in Winchester C. H., Tennessee.
Hilton Hunt
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 12:19:52 MST 2000.


I am looking for any information on the KELLEY and MORRIS families from Franklin Co., Tn. John Milton KELLEY was my ggrandfather. He married Eunice Daisy MORRIS. Her father was a sheriff for Franklin County. Late 1800's, early 1900's. His name was Alex or Aleick MORRIS. John and Eunice lived in Owl Hollow. I am trying to do my family tree and I now live in Illinois and do not have access to that information anymore. Any help would be appreciated.
Alena (Kelley) Thorson
Submitted on Sun Feb 20 23:20:52 MST 2000.


Seeking info. on this family; David Roberson, d. 1821 Franklin Co., TN. m. Unknown? Believe they moved to Franklin Co., TN. from Abbeville District, S.C. - Children; Mathew Roberson m. Ann Unknown?, James W. Roberson, Samuel Roberson, David Roberson, Isabella Roberson m. Stephen Donathan, Daughter Roberson m. James Donathan, Daughter Roberson m. John Bingham, Daughter Roberson m. William Logan, Daughter Roberston m. Harrison, Thanks, Kathy
Kathy Oates
Submitted on Sun Feb 20 09:32:43 MST 2000.


In the 1830's a wagon train left Franklin County, led by John Howerton. In this group, was Daniel, William and John Cook, and they headed for NE Arkansas. William had received land from a grant of Hawkins Cook..deceased. This family, along with in-laws, Campbells, Walkers, Youngs all came and settled, raised families, and became Law officers, Judges, store keepers, and good citizens. Apparently, they were wealthy, as they had several slaves. Looking for more infomation on these Cooks, prior to leaving Tn.
Nelda Cook -- Rt. 5, Box 565, Coalgate, OK 74538
Submitted on Sun Feb 20 09:26:46 MST 2000.


Searching for any information on Edmond Pierce Anderson who I believed died in Winchester, Franklin Co. TN in 1827. His son's obit says that the family was in Winchester in 1827 and I know his father died the same year. Edmund was born in VA and was married to Adelaide DeChaud. They had two sons Edmond Jr and James M, who later moved to TX.
Nadine Picard
Submitted on Sat Feb 19 23:25:59 MST 2000.


Seeking Nov. 11, 1823 marriage record for William WADE (died 1871, Estill Springs, TN) and Lethe LANDERS. Perhaps in Bedford or Franklin Counties. Many thanks!
DeWitte Cross
Submitted on Wed Feb 16 15:57:49 MST 2000.


I am seeking any and all HARRISON'S from Franklin co. TN. My ggrandfather was James Henderson HARRISON b ca 1845 who raised his family in Franklin Co. TN. Any help greatly appreciated!
Submitted on Thu Feb 17 10:13:48 MST 2000.


I am searching for information on any HOPKINS in Franklin Co.,Tn. Hoping for a link to my great-grandfather born in Alabama abt.1861 and found on Madison County, Al. census 1900. I need names of his parents and siblings. I will appreciate any information. I have a brick wall. Thank you.
Gloria Jerkins
Submitted on Mon Feb 14 15:23:02 MST 2000.


My family originated in Franklin Co. Tennessee. I am in need of information about the African-American familes of Phillis and George LASTER, Joe and Carrie TURNEY(TURNER), and Sallie and Issac LASTER.
Delores Laster Crews
Submitted on Sun Feb 13 20:17:28 MST 2000.


Seeking information about John Adam COUNTS who mustered out of the War of 1812 in Franklin County. He appears in the 1820 census as Adam COUNTS. Wife was named Nancy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Brenda Evans
Submitted on Sun Feb 13 18:38:29 MST 2000.


I am looking for anyone who may have a knowledge of the existence of a marriage record for Robert Stockton Sharp and Laodicea "Dicy" Corn. Both came from Patrick County, Virginia and settled in the Franklin County, Tennessee area.
Jim Roach
Submitted on Thu Feb 10 18:49:41 MST 2000.


Asa COKER b 12 May 1832 d 31 Jan 1890 married about 1850 to 1854 to Amanda Melvinna Johnson b 1832 d 1905 children include James Daniel, John Wilkerson, Clinton Cicero, Mary Caldonia, Zana Louisa. Asa and family are listed in 1860, 1870, and 1880 census in Giles Co. In all of these censuses his place of birth is TN. In the 1880 census father place of birth SC and mother's GA. Am searching for parents, siblings, desendents of Asa and how they may relate to the Cokers in nearby Franklin Co., TN.
David Coker -- 151 Woodland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216
Submitted on Wed Feb 9 14:31:24 MST 2000.


Albert S. MARKS was 21st Governor of TN. 1879-1881 and at one time lived in a house in Winchester that later was dubbed "Hundred Oaks castle" and was owned by his son, Arthur. Have lots of history of this edifice and looking for info on Arthur's cousin, a Catholic priest, Father John Marks Handly, a Winchester native (his mother was 1st cousin to Arthur) I understand this 'castle' burned in May 1990. Someone told me a library may be built on this site? Mickey
Mickey colombatto -- 30112 Briarton Street, Farmington Hills,, MI 48331-2254
Submitted on Wed Feb 9 12:30:07 MST 2000.


looking for frank Gibson m. sara ? also john GIBSON m. francis imelder SEXTON.
GRACE GIBSON GROSS -- 1151 HWY 51 n. LOT 285, NESBIT, MS 38651
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 13:19:31 MST 2000.


I am adopted and am trying to locate my brother born James or Jimmy DICKERSON. I located some of my mother's family but would like to locate my brother. I was born Virginia Lee DICKERSON.
Delores V. Guynn
Submitted on Sat Feb 5 19:39:59 MST 2000.


OVERBY, John H. I am searching for any information on John H. Overby married to Gabriella. They lived in Franklin County, TN, district 14 at the time of my g-grandfather's birth (Lorenzo Pendleton Overby,b3/24/1860). I would greatly appreciate any other related information such as names of other children or other individuals living in the household; Gabriella's maiden name; marriage records, etc. Thank you for your interest and help!
Martha Hamilton
Submitted on Sat Feb 5 14:10:06 MST 2000.


THOMAS EMBRY was listed on the 1820 and 1830 Franklin County Census.Does anyone know the names of his wife and children?
Submitted on Mon Jan 31 20:26:26 MST 2000.


Searching for Bessie Beatrice Botkin believed to be born about 1901,in Franklin Co, Tenn. If you have any info. please contact me, Ellen S. Bentley at or 702-647-2384 or write to me at 6564 Bradford Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89108. Thanks!
Ellen S. Bentley -- 6564 Bradfordd Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89108
Submitted on Sun Jan 30 17:57:40 MST 2000.


Looking for information on William Thompson will 1824 & his son, William W. will 1859. Connecting families: Caldwell, Tipps, Lucas, Siler/Siles.
LB Brittain
Submitted on Sun Jan 30 09:35:05 MST 2000.


I am looking for a death date and burial location for William CALDWELL, born 1755 in the Waxhaw Settlement of SC. Applied for Revolutionary War pension 26 November, 1832, Franklin County, TN. Your help is appreciated. Thank you.
Joanne Ellis
Submitted on Sun Jan 30 06:46:41 MST 2000.


I am interested in the following Family:Mattthew Patton married Isabell Whittemore, d. 06-27-1829. (daughter of Gower Whittemore and Martha Patsy Dickens). They had the following children: 1. James Lawrence Patton, b. 08-09-1819 2. Caroline Cornelia Patton, b. 03-29-1821 3. Oliver Hazzard Perry Patton, b. 11-25-1822 4. Martha Emaline Patton, b. 07-27-1824 5. William Benbridge Patton, b. 06-12-1826 6. Matthew Alexander Forest Patton, b. 06-04-1827 I would like to share information on this family.
Tommy Allen
Submitted on Sat Jan 29 10:24:13 MST 2000.


I am looking for information on Benjamin ALLEN, b. 1796/97 in TN. I have seen unverified information that he married Catherine MAYHALL in Franklin Co. TN in 1820. He died in Marshall Co. AL.
Doug Whisenant
Submitted on Thu Jan 27 12:02:43 MST 2000.


Searching for Joseph Russell Battle, b. 1897, Fitzgerald, GA He is believed to have lived in either Franklin or Davidson or possibly Hamilton counties in Tennessee. He might have another relative whose name was also Joseph Battle who married Malinda Taylor 12-15-1881. Thanks so much!
Connie Stringer
Submitted on Tue Jan 25 17:55:51 MST 2000.


I am looking for info on James and Jane OLIVER. I have information that they lived near Winchester, Franklin Co. TN. around 1830 - 1850. They had 13 children. Specifically would like to know where they are buried.
Don Turner
Submitted on Tue Jan 25 10:04:07 MST 2000.


Looking for William Harter WEAVER, b at 1845, d bef 1901. Married to Louisa Jane Judd. Did he m. (1) 20 Dec. 1870 to Julia Ann LAWSON? Children include: Mary, James, William Harter Jr, John Lawson, and Louella. Any connections?
Lori Walker
Submitted on Sat Jan 22 20:13:24 MST 2000.


I read in a History of Franklin Co. that, James Hollis FOSTER, the great-great grandfather of Michael Dennis FOSTER, son of Leo Frank FOSTER (b1927) of Huntland, TN. was a Private in the Civil War serving in Company B, Mead's Confederate Cavalry. This is new information to me. James Hollis FOSTER is my grandfather and am very interested in having this informastion confirmed. Thank you.
Dean Foster Hardesty
Submitted on Sat Jan 22 20:28:22 MST 2000.


Looking for info on my ggg grandfather, Andrew Jackson Wagner b. 1/10/1821 who married Frances E. Knight (b. 8/4/1823 in Franklin, TN) on 7/28/1844. Also, info on his parents Solomon Wagner d. 10/1840 who married Dicey Russell d. 1860. Both parents died in Franklin, TN. As anyone knows who is doing a search, all information is greatly appreciated.
Cassie Morris
Submitted on Sat Jan 22 15:28:17 MST 2000.


Looking for ancestors & siblings of Josiah C. Brown b. 1827 N.C. m. Cynthia L. Morris 1855 Franklin Co., TN. Their son John Henry Brown b. 1862 Franklin Co. d. 1903 Franklin Co.m. Matilda Elizabeth Reynolds 1884 Franklin Co.
Rick Bond
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 21:01:51 MST 2000.


Looking for info on Thomas Jefferson McKelvey b. 1853 d. 1928 Franklin Co., TN m. Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro 1873. thomas's son Everett Ray McKelvey b. 1885 m. Laura Bell Weaver. Desire info on Thomas Jefferson's siblings and descendents.
Rick Bond
Submitted on Fri Jan 21 20:57:03 MST 2000.


Seeking information on John J. HAMMONTREE, born 1834 (died 1901 - civil war vet) Awalt Community, Franklin County, TN. His father also John HAMMONTREE died 1860, Awalt Community, Franklin County and his grandfather - also John HAMMONTREE - died 1849 Franklin County. John J.'s mother's name was Mary - she died around 1870. His first wife was Francis Evans Blake HAMMONTREE -died around 1895 - he also had several sisters (HAMMONTREE) who never married. Can anyone tell me where these people are buried? They lived and died in the Awalt Community for almost 100 years. Any information would be appreciated.
Vivia Hammontree
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 22:16:32 MST 2000.


I am looking for any info on my GG Grandfather Samuel WILLIAMS, born Nov. 13, 1820 in Franklin County, TN. He married Jane Hamilton COOPER in Mississippi in 1854. He died March 13, 1900 in Rankin Co. MS and is buried in Briarhill Cementery. He was one of 4 founders of the Monterey Methodist Church and helped establish the Briarhill White School. He and Jane lived their married life, in the Monterey-Stiens Creek area of Rankin Co. MS Samuel and his oldest son, James Madison "Jim" Williams served in the Civil War. I have been unable to locate anything on Samuel before he came to MS, except that he was born in Franklin CO., TN. If you know anything I would love to hear from you. I will gladly share what I have.E-mail me at Connie Cherry
Connie Cherry
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 17:38:40 MST 2000.


Seeking info on James and Rachel RODGERS. James recorded a will on Aug 8, 1808 in Franklin Co leaving his land and furnishings to Rachel, and 5 shillings each to his children James R. RODGERS, Elizabeth MAYFIELD, Thomas RODGERS, Lucy DONNEY, William BRADY, Isom(?) BRADLY (sic), John RODGERS, Sally PRICHARD, Samuel RODGERS, Solomon RODGERS, and Robert RODGERS. However, this will was not probated in Franklin, so where/when did he actually die? I have info on Samuel, John and Solomon (my line) and I believe coincidence is too much for these not to be bro's and sons of James as listed above. John is known to be born June 6, 1785 TN, no further details on any others' b. I will answer all replies, thanks in advance.
John "Bugs" Rogers -- P.O. Box 2466, Birmingham, AL 35201
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 20:23:20 MST 2000.


I'm searching for information about my maternal great-great grandparents. They were born "somewhere in Virginia". Late 1700's? Their names were George S. MILLER and American Ann HILL. They moved to Franklin Co., TN. (Cowan?) and had 5 sons and 2 daughters: Thomas (b. Jan.15, 1832), Edward (b. Jan 26, 1842; prisoner of war 1863-65; married Millie HUNT; 5 children), Joseph, James, Robert, Sallie, and Frances. Robert married Martha BURNETT. One of their children was Ella Frances (b. 9-8-1879, my grandmother (m. Simon C. HIGHERS). I would appreciate any leads for these MILLERS. Thanks.
Fran Cutrell Rutkovsky
Submitted on Tue Jan 18 10:35:05 MST 2000.


dosiah or dozier REYNOLDS or RUNNELS married to martha m.BROWN, circa 1835 in franklin county,tennessee, looking for any informations,thanks
Submitted on Tue Jan 18 10:02:51 MST 2000.


I am beginning my research for my grt-grandparents, John PERRY and Nancy SANDERS. All I know is that they were married in Franklin, TN. Other names I am researching are: SHOOPMAN, COULSTON, LAWSON, JEFFERS, WOOD/WOODS
Submitted on Tue Jan 18 01:31:31 MST 2000.


STREET, Joseph b. 1750 Eng to VA m. unk d. unk abt 1815-19 Had one son, STREET, Solomon b. 1788 NC m. ARMSTRONG, Mary Seeking infomation on Joseph STREET in Franklin Co. Shows in 1812 tax rolls. Also seeking info on Mary ARMSTRONG's parents. HANDLEY...Does anyone have info if this line was the line that went to JASPER Co., MS abt 1840?
Submitted on Mon Jan 17 04:15:25 MST 2000.


Looking for any family members that possibly still living related to the following last names GIPSON (Austin)grandfather YOKLEY (Sally) grandmother
Submitted on Fri Jan 14 18:20:11 MST 2000.


In 1846 Julie Ann BAGGETT m. Richard Sidney DOWNUM in Winchester, Franklin Co. TN. She was dau. of Blake BAGGETT & Elizabeth ESTEP. It is the BAGGETT-ESTEP family that I need information on. Richard's parents were James DOWNUM & Hannah BANKER (+8 other kids). In 1852, Richard & Julie DOWNUM with William Brasier SMITH & 2nd wife Esther BAGGETT +3 kids drove wagons to Shilo/Springdale Arkansas. Julie & Richard DOWNUM had a son Lewis Butler DOWNUM in AR. Was her brother Abram Estep BAGGETT, our great-grandfather?
M. M. Morrow
Submitted on Sun Jan 9 15:45:58 MST 2000.


William C. Richardson b. Tn in abt 1815 of uncertain ancestry. In 1820, it is believed he was living in the household of his grandfather Amos Richardson. William m. Harriet Reed Oct 16 1844 in Franklin County Tn. Harriet also was born in Tn. in 1828. They had the following children;James Taylor, J.W.B."Rowe", William Magellan(Mike),Margaret A.V., Elizabeth R.C., Thomas W.B., Martin C. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I desperately want to know who William's parents were. I have been hunting off and on for 15 years.
Pamela Richardson Clifton
Submitted on Sun Jan 9 08:11:21 MST 2000.


I am searching for information John LOWRY, Lewis TAYLOR, George R. TAYLOR. From the follow excerpt I know John LOWRY resided in Franklin Cty at one time: John LOWRY S31215 West Tenn. $22.90/year, issued 13 May 1833. 30 Aug., 1833 Franklin County, John LOWERY aged 74 states he was born October 1758 in Frederick County, Va. He entered the service as a resident of Rowan County, N.C. under Col. Hugh BREVARD and Capt. After the war he he lived in South Carolina 28 Jan. 1839 White County Ill pensioner John LOWRY has removed to Hamilton County Ill because his children live in Illinois. Light W. LOWERY testifies he knows John LOWRY to be a pensioner. Sarah Amanda TAYLOR was born in Nashville TN, dau of George R. TAYLOR b 1810 NC and Dorcas LOWRY b 1813 KY on December 04, 1827. I have been unable to find any information on Sarah Amanda TAYLOR.
Anne Perry
Submitted on Sun Jan 9 06:07:17 MST 2000.


BOSTICK, Floid/Floyd was recorded on 1830 Franklin Co, TN census. Believe he d. 1836, most likely in Franklin Co. Will share info.Known children from 2 marriages are: William Floyd, Nathan A, Chesley Butler, Matthew Denny. Wives were Rosannah MURRAY (m. 1817 Blount Co, TN) & possibly Jane SMITH.
Darla Bostick -- 2101 Woodbrook, Denton, TX 76205
Submitted on Sat Jan 8 14:49:14 MST 2000.


Trying to locate the Watson Cemetery. Can anyone tell me where it is and what condition it is in? GGGgrandfather and mother buried there, Benjamin and Susannah JONES. Also seeking any information onthe HARDCASTLES who lived in Franklin County in early 1800's. Ancestor was Robert HARDCASTLE.
Joe Meeks -- 914 S. Toledo, Tulsa, OK 74112
Submitted on Tue Jan 4 14:40:52 MST 2000


Seeking data on family of James DEATON (ca1794=1860-1870) and his wife Mary (Polly) sur unk. This family was listed in 1840 & 1850 census of Franklin Co TN, 1860 census Warren Co TN. A Franklin Co TN deed indicates that James DEATON was living in Van Buren Co TN in 1856. Polly DEATON was living with (her son ??), Zachariah DEATON (1813-aft 1870) when 1870 White Co TN census was recorded. Zachariah DEATON was living in Van Buren Co TN in 1850. Can anyone provide a full list of children of James and Polly DEATON?
James R. Blanks -- 114 Somerset Lane, Tullahoma, TN 37388
Submitted on Tue Jan 4 12:04:27 MST 2000.


Can anyone tell me where the Hill Cemetery is located in Franklin County? Thanks
Carla Bail
Submitted on Mon Jan 3 22:05:18 MST 2000.


looking for birth records and family lineage on DANIEL, Rufus Brackenridge, estimating birth in the 1890's in Winchester, Franklin County,
Arthur Daniel
Submitted on Sat Jan 1 18:44:49 MST 2000.

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