Hamblen County, Tennessee Queries

1997

 


 

larober@ibm.net Sunday, December 28, 1997

Do you know of a PURKYPILE marrying a Dorcas ROBERTSON early in the 1800's? Dorcas was a daughter of Richard ROBERTSON and in his will he refers to daughter Dorcas PURKEYPILE. Please let me know if you have a lead on this.
Thank You! Larry Robertson

newby@bellsouth.net Saturday, December 27, 1997

Am trying to locate Harvey A White who had a quier in for Dec 31 1996 about a WILLIAM WHITE born 1798. please contact me JO DAVIS 2434 TRACE AVE ORLANDO, FL 32809 fax 407-438-4985 does anyone else out there have
any info on JOSEPH WHITE CA 1777 and wife NATICHIA  INDIAN  AND FAMILY chidren WILLIAM  JACOB  JOHN  BARBARA  DIANAH  JOHN born JEFFERSON Co. 1806. Joseph seemed to be from Hamblen County. Thanks.
Ed Davis

BUDRDH@aol.com Sunday, December 14, 1997 10:45 PM

My name is Christina Homer, I am looking for infomation on a historical site of David Coffman. I would like to know where it is located and if it is open for viewing. I will be traveling through Hamblen County in May. Please email me if you know any infomation or where I could find out! Thanks, Christina

resmith1@pen.k12.va.us Sunday, December 14, 1997 2:41 PM

I am looking for information on whereabouts of my fathers family (Emmons Edward Smith). He was born in Morristown,Tenn.on June 23,1917.  He had three brothers ROSS SMITH, DWIGHT SMITH, and KENNETH SMITH. His Fathers name was EMMONS THEODORE SMITH.  Thanks Ross E. Smith

cilf@bellsouth.net Saturday, December 13, 1997 12:59 PM

Looking for any information on the murder of Sheriff or Sheriffs Deputy Beldon French by one Donald Dean. I am not certain of the date, most likly the late thirtys. It happened in Russellville in the old and old church yard. Any info will be helpful. Frazier, Cil & Randy

sbeau614@aol.com Thursday, December 11, 1997 12:55 PM

I am seeking information on the HAMBLEN family.  Paschal B. HAMBLEN (b. 1788) of Lee County Va. seems to have stopped in the area (married Polly WILLIAMS of Hawkins County Tn.) around 1820.  Am also seeking origins of Jack HAMBLEN, possibly Paschal's son (another brother is William K. Hamblen, born in Lee Co. Va.) born in Tn.  Paschal went on to settle in Harris Co. Texas, and is counted a "colonizer and patriot" by Texas historical orgs.  Paschal is the son of Daniel HAMBLEN and Sarah DAVIDSON of Virginia.  Siblings:  Catherine (1781), Mary (1783), Susanna (1785), John (1785), Gale (1790) and Rebecca (1793).  Daniel died in TN.  Thanks! Laura Beauchamp
 

fnmmart@brightok.net Sunday, December 07, 1997 4:46 PM

Seeking information on the HENRY FRANKLIN family - 1850 Census he is widowed, 1860 has a widow, E_____; Children - JOHN R, SARAH J, dau S A, LOUISA R, JULIA CHARLOTTE, JAMES M, ELIZABETH.  Seek parents of GEORGE W RIGHTSELL, b 10 Jul 1810, d 24 Feb 1865 Morristown, and of his wife, RACHEL McCLISTER b 10 Oct 1817, di 18 May 1887, and buried in St. Paul Cemetery, Morristown.  The RIGHTSELL children were JAMES MACK, JOHN N, WILLIAM CALVIN, MARY ANN, REBECCA, CHARLES and ROBERT.  Any help will be
appreciated and will be glad to share information.  Jeanette Martin

JTS32548@aol.com Friday, November 28, 1997 3:21 PM

Looking for information on the following: SEALS, George Andrew.  m.  Lilly Mae..... their son;SEALS, George William. b. 1939 m. (no dates) Aileen Josephine Richard b. 1939 Moristown, Tn.   Aileen's mothr was Alice Tennesee Davis. My family and I are presently living in Oklahoma.       Thank you.

sharris@mwr.kic.or.jp Wednesday, November 26, 1997 1:01 AM
We are looking for any information we can find on the JOHN BENJAMIN HARRIS (around 1870's) family of Morristown.We know he had a son JAMES BENJAMIN HARRIS born around 1900 and that the family later moved to
Knoxville where they opened a general store. Any birth, marriage and death information would be very much appreciated. THANK YOU!

Clay Feeter Tuesday, November 25, 1997 10:36 PM
Hi Michael, Congradulations on a great start with your web page! My name is Clay Feeter, from Pistol River, Oregon. My g-g-grandfather was in a TN regiment in the Civil War from your county. Any leads you can give me to which regiments hailed from there?

Eric Snyder Mon. November 24, 1997 11:36 AM
I am interested in the history of Hamblen County Tennessee. I can trace my family history to Hamblen and Hawkins Counties. I have an old tin photo of my great great grandfather William Edens from Hamblen County. His father was from Hawkins County. The names I'm interested in are: Edens, Begley,Willis, Moneyhun,Sizemore. I think you have a great site and I wish you well in developing it further. My name is , I'm 29 years old and I live in California.

Gary Fletcher Sat. November 22, 1997

Looking for info on the following families.  William FLETCHER and Elizabeth SHELLY, Elizabeth FLETCHER & Josiah YOUNG, Leonidas FLETCHER & Eliza A. POTTER, Sidney FLETCHER & Robert POTTER, Leannah FLETCHER &
David P. YOUNG.  As far as is known they all lived in  Hawkins/Hamblen Co around Russellville and Morristown.


Julie Andre Lund Fri. November 21, 1997

I am looking for information on my grandfather's family in Morristown, TN. The name is ANDRE.  Charles ANDRE and his wife, Cora MCGUIRE moved to Morristown from Wolfe Co., KY after they married prob. in the early 1890's.
They had about 9 children, one being my grandfather, Florian James Andre. He married Esther Auseon in Akron, Ohio.  Anyone with any info on this family, please e-mail, I don't even know where they were buried, but I think it was in Morristown.

L Bush Mon. November 10, 1997

I am seeking info on the parentage of Dave NOE, b. 1888; d. Jan 23 1916.
He was married to Nellie Olivia MOUNT and is buried at NOE's Chapel in
Morristown.  Any info you may have on this NOE line would be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.

Charlsey Hapeman O'Hara Sun. November 2, 1997

I am researching John Bachelor Jackson & his wife, Dorcas Cox.  They lived in Morristown from abt 1838 to 1858, when John Bachelor died. (Dorcas passed away in 1853).  John's parents were David Jackson & Patty Bachelor.  Dorcas's father was a James Cox.  I would appreciate any info you could find on any of these families.  I am decended through John's &
Dorcas's son, George W. Jackson.



Kim Rose Sat Oct 11 21:25:01 1997
Kim Rose I am searching for information on Mary Hickey born May 23 1781 in Pennsylvania. Married Benjamine McKeehan on June 3,1805 in Morristown,TN(Greene Co.?). They had a son named James McKeehan born 1806-1890 he married Eliza Black. Benjamine served as a Pvt. in the 13th Regt. of the Ky. Militia Any information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Misty Rippetoe Thu Oct 16 10:25:42 1997
I would like to research my family name (RIPPETOE). My grandfather's name was Royal Rippetoe.

Jeanie Hardin Wed Oct 1 18:28:39 1997
Earliest documentation of our family came from Easter, TN (name written in our family bible, even tho I cannot locate a town by this name...but since family later documents Morristown, know it must be in eastern part of state)... Want any info re: MOORE, Ephriam b.7-7-1793 & Nancy Moore had 10 children: Samuel, George, Ephriam Lafayette, my ggggm: Harriet Isabella b. 7-9-1824 who mar. James H. WHITE) MOORE children were: Elinor, Clementine, Luiza, Mary Ann, Martha Jane, Caroline. WHITE children were: Martha Jane, Ephriam Manning, Richard Lafayette, George Marvin, Ann Mariah (my gggm), Samuel, James Judson, Robert Hardin, Charles Porter & Thomas Hews. Have info on gggm but need info on rest of male MOOREs & WHITEs if you can help me please. Thank you.

Jeanie Hardin Wed Oct 1 18:32:02 1997
Earliest documentation of our family came from Easter, TN (name written in our family bible, even tho I cannot locate a town by this name...but since family later documents Morristown, know it must be in eastern part of state)... Want any info re: MOORE, Ephriam b.7-7-1793 & Nancy Moore had 10 children: Samuel, George, Ephriam Lafayette, my ggggm: Harriet Isabella b. 7-9-1824 who mar. James H. WHITE B. 1-30-1821 ) MOORE children were: Elinor, Clementine, Luiza, Mary Ann, Martha Jane, Caroline. WHITE children were: Martha Jane, Ephriam Manning, Richard Lafayette, George Marvin, Ann Mariah B. (my gggm), Samuel, James Judson, Robert Hardin, Charles Porter & Thomas Hews. Have info on gggm but need info on rest of male MOOREs & WHITEs if you can help me please. Thank you.

Gary Fletcher Mon Sep 29 11:49:57 1997
Hi, Need info on James WILSON and his wife Nancy YOUNG. They were married 25 Jun 1854 in Hawkins Co around Russellville, currently in Hamblen Co. Their known children are Andrew, b abt 1854; William; Charlie; James W, b abt 1874; Taylor; Eliza Jane; Mary L, b abt 1865; and Jesse B, b 30 Jul 1861 and d 10 Sep 1926. Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated. Have info on Jesse B. and his descendants which I will gladly share. Thanks.

Sandy Malitz Wed Sep 24 19:41:44 1997
WISE ~ Mc CLAIN ~ CALLAHAN Seeking information about Wesley WISE prob. son of Benjamin and Shady (CALLAHAN) WISE. Wesley was born in TN c. 1827. About 1863, he married Elizabeth (aka Mary) Mc CLAIN. In 1870, Wesley & Elizabeth lived near Witt's Foundry in Jefferson Co., TN. They had 5 children - Mary, Martha, Crocket, Sarah, and Thomas. In 1880, they were living in Hamblen Co., TN and had several more children including Florence, Rufus, James, Robert, and Benjamin. I have also found a Wesley WISE, carpenter, listed in the 1880 Knox Co. Business & Planter's Directory. Are these two Wesley's the same person ? Family tradition says Wesley or Elizabeth were of Cherokee ancestry. I am also seeking to prove or disprove this story. They do not appear on any of the official Rolls. Any suggestions of research strategy is appreciated.

C.Bierer Thu Sep 18 14:01:58 1997
I am looking for information on Martha Hamlin-Hamblen b. 1876 in Tenn. Her death certificate lists her father as Henry Hamlin-Hamblen and mother is Ann ?. I don't know what county she was born in but was told to look in Hamblen. I have some data on Hamblen family but no listing on Henry Hamblen names a child Henry. Any info you may have on these two people would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, by the way the job you all are doing is fantastic.

Bobbie Lee Standeford Fri Sep 19 20:43:21 1997
Mary Ann Elizabeth MILLER dau of Sanders & Susan, m. John B. NEWELL Jan 2, 1843 in Hawkins Co. From this union Mary J. abt 1843, Harriet E. abt 1845, Susan C. abt 1847, Martha M. abt 1849, William S. abt 1852, E. (could be Eliza A.) abt 1853, John W. abt 1854, Samuel abt 1857, Jacob M. abt 1859, and a maybe Fannie M. abt 1860/61. I found the following marriages in Hamblen Co. John to Eliza WATTS and Manerva CREECH, William to Mary PAYNE, Mollie to John H BRUCE, Mattie to Joseph BALLARD, Jacob to Sallie J. CREECH, Fannie to Preston WALKER, and Eliza A. to William WOODS. In Jefferson Co. Mary J. to Thomas WHITE. In Hawkins Co. Susan C. to Joseph MEFFORD. If anyone knows of any of these people please get in touch. I descend from a sister of Mary Ann's, Martha Catherine MILLER and Thomas J. McBROOM. his mother was Ursula GLOSSOP. William MILLER son of Sanders was the postmaster of Russellville.

Sandra Stacey Wed Sep 17 16:09:04 1997
Seeking information on Leatha Mattie CAPPS married to Joseph W.WORLEY. Mattie also married Andrew JENKINS. My mother's birth certificate states that Leatha Mattie was from Hamblen County.

Dave Smith Sun Sep 7 13:24:10 1997
SMITH, Peter - Looking for descendants with info about Peter. Buried in Rogersville, TN. Lived from approx. 1803-1850. WALKER, Preston - Requesting info about parents, etc. Civil War vet. Lived in Hawkins and Hamblen Counties, TN.

JOE NELSON Thu Sep 4 04:33:19 1997
searching for info on James NELSON (may be my g-grandpa)listed in the 1890 special census(special schedule of surviving soldiers,sailors,and marines,and widows,etc) film # 338254, as a[ pvt company I 40? Ky HA] served from 12 mar 1862 till 13 mar 1865 and lived in Morristowm Tn when the census was taken. this is all of the info that I have on this personm need to who his wife , and children are, any info will be appreciated. thanks joe

Terry STILLWELL Wed Sep 3 17:01:51 1997
Searching for John STILLWELL (b. 8-1987 Sevier Co., TN) married to Mary (Mollie) STILLWELL (b. 5-1876 Hamblen Co., TN)(may had remarried a CROCKER). Parented 3 children ?: John, Ray, & Carl STILLWELL. Mother of either Mary or John: Lillie (b. 4-1849) Any information appreciated.

Terry Stillwell Wed Sep 3 16:30:46 1997
Relatives of John STILLWELL (b. 04-29-1909, Blount Co., TN.) Father John STILLWELL (b. 08-1876 Sevier Co., TN), mother Mary STILLWELL (b. 05-1876 Hamblen Co., TN). Possible other siblings, Carl STILLWELL (b. Blount Co., TN 08-31-1910), Ray STILLWELL (b. 4-1897)and Grandmother possibly Lillie (b. 4-1849). Any information please respond.

Diane Torrez Tue Sep 2 19:14:31 1997
I'm looking for information on JOHN MORRIS born about 1770 he married RACHEL? >He owned land in Hamblen Co. Would any one have a list of his children and ages?JOHN MORRIS"S father was GIDEON MORRIS SR>>>>HELP PLEASE LOCATE THEM.

CARRIGER FAMILY HISTORY Thu Aug 28 22:17:07 1997
Searching for information on GOTTFRIED (KERCHER) CARRIGER, SR.. A Tennessee Historical Commission plaque "CARRIGER'S LANDING" now stands in the Hunter Community of Carter County documenting the CARRIGER family's mark on early Carter County history. Gottfried and Anna Margaratha Anspach CARRIGER had the following children: Nicholas, Michael, John, Elizabeth, Godfrey, Jr. and Christian. In 1811 Nicholas and Catherine CARRIGER and all of their known children moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee. Many of Nicholas's children later migrated into Greene County, Illinois. Christian and Levicy WARD CARRIGER had fourteen children, all of whom were born in Carter County. In 1842 Christian and Levicy and some of the younger children left Carter County and settled in Independence, Missouri. Nicholas CARRIGER (the son of Christian CARRIGER) became a selfmade historian having documented the events of the CARRIGER family to become the sixth family to "OVERLAND IN 1846". Other surnames connected to the Carriger marriage in Carter County are: William WARD & ANN VANDERPOOL - Teeter NAVE & Rebecca BOWERS , Isaac & Mary LINCOLN - Daniel & Phoebe STOVER - Mary "Molly" MORRELL - William or MARY FITZSIMMONS.

WILLIAM DEAN GRAVES Sat Aug 30 09:14:18 1997
RESEARCHING FAMILY TREE. BELIEVE THEY LIVED IN VICINITY OF RUSSELVILLE TENN. EARLY 1800,S. THANK YOU,BILL GRAVES SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS

T.Churchill Fri Aug 22 08:38:07 1997
Seeking any info on my ggrandparents, P.R. JENKINS and Nancy Vany HAUN.They had 4 children; Margaret lee: Eileen: William Haun: and P.R.Jr. Margaret married J.O. WITT on May 10,1920.

Steven H Alsip Sun Aug 24 15:54:22 1997
I am searching for JOHN ROBINSON b. abt 1820 d. bef 1860. He was married to NANCY WILLIAMS, b. Apr. 27, 1822 , died June 11, 1902. She was the daughter of JOHN WILLIAMS , and his wife RUTH. They had a son named JOHN HARLOW ROBINSON, who was married to TABITHA CAMPBELL. They also had a daughter that was my grandmothers, grandmother. Her name was NANCY MIRANDA ROBINSON. She was born in 1839, Hawkins, County, TN. SHe died April 16, 1916, @ Corbin, Whitley County, KY. MIRANDA was also known to go by NANCY, her first name. My grandmother died the day before Christmas eve last. NANCY MIRANDA has been a "strange bird to track"! Apparently she married ELI HOWELL , March 1, 1856, in Jefferson County, TN. She & ELI HOWELL apparently had a son, ROBERT HOWELL. The marriage did not last long [ no divorce has been found to date ]. ROBERT HOWELL was born abt. 1856. However by Nov. 29, 1858 , in GRAINGER COUNTY, TN., she remarried my G/G grandad, DUNCAN HASH [1838/40 -1900/10 ], who had just ended a brief marriage himself, in Whitley Co., KY. ! They are both buried in Corbin, Ky., but even they were seperated in their last years. I believe Nancy Miranda was hiding her 1st child from his father [ ELI HOWELL ]. After she moved to Whitley Co., Ky., with her second husband, she is found in the next county [ Knox Co., KY.} on the 1860 census. They had lived in Grainger COunty, Tn., in Oct. 1859, when my great grandad, JOHN HASH [1859/1935 ] was born. After 1860, the Howell child is not found. I believe Eli Howell "collected" his son. A older brother of my grandmother's was in his 90's when he died. He told me of a trip to the Morristown , Tn., area as a very young man. There his father introduced him to a "uncle he had never heard of before"! This uncle was involved in some sort of wood business. Was this the missing child "Robert Howell"? My great uncle could not remember any more info about the meeting. NANCY MIRANDA ROBINSON HOWELL HASH went onto have 11 more children with her 2nd husband, most of which migrated to Eureka, California in the early 1900's. I am looking for this JOHN & NANCY WILLIAMS ROBINSON family, as well as ANY info possible about this missing ELI HOWELL, the son, ROBERT HOWELL, and any thing connected to this enstranged family. PLEASE!!!! If you know anything, or are connected to this family, PLEASE CONTCT ME!? I will share all I have. STEVEN H. ALSIP, 1897 5th street road, Corbin, Ky., 40701-9590, 606/523-2700

Bill Hooten Sat Aug 23 15:19:29 1997
My grandfather Charles Clifford Travis was born in Morristown on Dec. 23, 1894. From there he moved to Lynchburg, Va. His parents were Andrew Jackson Travis and Sara Brogdon, both from Tennessee. Andrew & Sara had other children: Clarence, Claude, Gertie, Wallace, Blanche, & Lee. I'm searching for any information the Travis ancestry.

R. ELMES Wed Aug 27 07:01:06 1997
LEWIS, Joseph married to Melinda Blevins. Had a son named Burvia or Burve LEWIS 12-4-1853 in Chattanooga, TN. Hamilton county..

Theresa Kingsley Thu Aug 14 19:12:30 1997
Looking for others researching the family names of Britton, Marshall, Courtney, Martin, Cullent, Higgins/Huggins. Any information on the above named families would be helpful. They all lived in Hamblen/Jefferson/Greene Counties. Thanks again.

Bill Felknor Fri Aug 15 11:42:06 1997
Am looking for details on my grandfather, Lewis H. Felknor. What was middle name?, what was his wife's name? Was he Hamblen County Treasurer? James Felknor, my great grandfather, wife and chidren names? Phillip Felknor, 2nd great grandfather

W. M. Felknor, Jr Fri Aug 15 10:52:26 1997
Trying to find details on ancestors named: Phillip Felknor, descendant of Johann Heinrich Volckner. lived in PA and/or VA prior to migrating to TN. James Felknor, son of Phillip, wife named Ann Guthrie, in TN Lewis Alexander Felknor, son of James, My great grandfather, Lewis H. Felknor, son of Lewis Alexander Felknor, from either Jefferson Co., or Hamblen Co. My address is: W. M. Felknor, Jr. 6928 Brookvale Road Fort Worth, TX 76132

Karen Jerless Sat Aug 9 20:24:14 1997
Am looking for info. on William Fletcher who married Elizabeth Shelly. They were married in Greene Co., but lived and raised their family in Hawkins Co. They had the following children" John m. Mourning Cleghorne Leonidas m. Eliza Potter Leannah m. David Young Elizabeth m. Josiah Young Sydney William My gggrandfather was John. He and Mourning had these children: James M. m.(1) Eliza Talley, (2) Sarah Jane Bentley William Martha C. m Henry Meeks John Thomas Winfiedl m. (1) Margaret ? (2) Nannie McMurtry Sarah Emiline Wyatt m. Martha Florence Young Emma Bell Ulysses Grant Baker m. Minnie Meredith I would appreciate hearing from anyone who is related or knows anything about any of these families. Thank you.

Moreen Denney Fri Aug 8 23:39:03 1997
Mary Emeline RYAN was born in TN (maybe Jefferson Co) ca 1821. She married John H. MILLER 11 Aug 1839 in Jefferson Co. They lived in Morristown, Grainger Co, TN. which I believe is now Hamblen Co, TN. Their children included James Deadrick, Antha Paralee, Samuel J., William A., Debra, John W., Noah F. and Tilmon C. (twins). Any help with information on this family will be appreciated. I am particularly interested in Mary Emeline RYAN and her parents and siblings. Please e- mail me. Thank you. Modenne@aol.com

Tim Eddy Fri Aug 8 00:26:01 1997
Looking for Emma Ballard. Ihave no Date of birth but beleive in 1850s-1860s. Looking for birth records or adoption papers, and parents parents if possible.

Jeri Garner Mon Jul 7 19:30:35 1997
Looking for decendents of Gideon MORRIS Sr and his wife Jannet. Also, There is a Gideon MORRIS and Rebecca listed on the Chapman Roll. Rebecca (CROW?) was Cherokee, Gideon white. They have several children listed, including a son, Drury...and another son, Gideon. Trying to put all these Morris familys together. Also looking for the RIGGS connections and the CROW connections to the MORRIS family.

Cheryl Shehan Mon Jul 7 19:30:35 1997
I am trying to get information about my grandfather. His name is FRANK EDWARD LANDRUM he was married to Ella Mae Hicks (around 1938). My mother Jessie Lee Landrum was born on July 16 1939 in Tazwell and she has a younger sister Mary Lou Landrum. I know they divorced and he was a movie projectionist that he died in jail. I don't know his parents, birth date, marriage date or social security number. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Karen Jerles Mon Jul 7 15:30:51 1997
Am researching WILLIAM FLETCHER who married Elizabeth Shelly. Would like to prove that he is the same William listed in THOMAS FLETCHER's will as one of nine children. Also looking for CHARLES P.or B. TALLEY. I know he gave the land for the Talley's Methodist Church in Russellville. He was married to ELIZABETH ROBERTSON, daughter of RICHARD ROBERTSON. I am almost certain that he is related to the Talleys that lived in Cocke County too. There are too many family names that are used by both families. Also Benoni Talley and Charles Talley often witnessed wills and deeds together. Please send me any info you might have about either of these families. Any help is greatly appreciated. I will be more than happy to share any info. with you. Thanks.

Larry Robertson Fri Jun 27 20:55:15 1997
MOORE, I am looking for information on John MOORE, born abt. 1804, died 29 Apr. 1879 in Hamblen County. In 1880 Cencus of Hamblen County, he was listed w/wife Louisa age 53, and children Louisa age 16, George W. age 13, and John B. age 9. What was the maiden name of Louiza? Was this John's only marriage? George W. Moore married Mary Elizabeth Robertson. If you have any information on this family, please contact me. My s-mail is: Larry Robertson 107 Bob Davis Rd.

P. Livingston Mon Jun 9 20:21:32 1997
I am looking for my grandparents families - Jessie H. England born in Morristown, TN and Annabelle Livingston born in Hamblen Co. My f's name was Arthur Osco Livingston. Any info would be appreciated! All deceased.

Beth Shellenberg Mon Jun 9 22:03:38 1997
I am looking for information about my ancestors from Hamblen County in Tennessee. I have traced back 3 generations but wish to go further. Also the information I have is very sketchy. The names I am looking for are Sarah E. Cox Estes, Charles H. Estes, Mary Anderson Estes, James Estes, Ellen J. Parrish and David B. Parrish.

Amy Byrum Sun Jun 8 19:17:29 1997
I looking for information on my great-great-grandmother's family. Her name is Lille Lou Mefford/Medford b. 3-16-1873 Campbell Co. TN d. 6-18- 1963 m. Joseph Alexander Byrum on 2-5-1892 in Hamblen Co. TN. She had a brother named Jake Mefford and her parents names were Joe Mefford and Susan Newell. Any information would be appreciated.

W. M. Felknor, Jr. Fri Jun 6 17:40:03 1997
Looking for family members information on: William Minnis Felknor born 1893 in Jefferson or Hamblen County. Looking for family members information on: William Minnis Felknor's father, Louis Felknor born 1852 in Jefferson or Hamblen County

Betty Potter Thu May 29 23:29:28 1997
Doing research on the following, POTTER, HARBIN, FLORA, BIDDLE, GREENLEE, SUNDERLAND, ROBERTS, HILL, TURLEY you can contact me at BPotter105@aol.com

Lori Camper Thu May 22 19:19:39 1997
Searching for information on William Eli CAMPER, his family, and ancestors. William Eli CAMPER b. Approx 19 Sep 1872 in Morristown, TN (?) died approx 1947 in St. Joseph, MO. His body was donated to science. Had a brother, Kenneth that died in a hunting accident at a young age. Also believed to have had two sisters. First married Maggie. Had 1 child, Harris. (Would like to contact Harris or his family.) Second married in Richmond, MO Lillie Anne JACOBS b. 29 Sep 1898. William Eli's mother is said to be full-blooded Indian named Ollie. Any tidbit of information is appreciated.

Lori Camper Thu May 22 19:19:39 1997
Searching for information on William Eli CAMPER, his family, and ancestors. William Eli CAMPER b. Approx 19 Sep 1872 in Morristown, TN (?) died approx 1947 in St. Joseph, MO. His body was donated to science. Had a brother, Kenneth that died in a hunting accident at a young age. Also believed to have had two sisters. First married Maggie. Had 1 child, Harris. (Would like to contact Harris or his family.) Second married in Richmond, MO Lillie Anne JACOBS b. 29 Sep 1898. William Eli's mother is said to be full-blooded Indian named Ollie. Any tidbit of information is appreciated.

Bennett Lawhorn Mon May 19 15:41:34 1997
Looking for any info on JAMES MCDONALD and MYRTLE ARTRIP, parents of WILLIAM MCDONALD. WILLIAM MCDONALD was born abt. 1907. all three of the above are buried in Morristown Tn. William McDonald is my grandfather. This is all the info I have on these people.

Lisa Fortner Mon May 19 18:00:54 1997
Researching for Fortner's in Hamblen county in the 1840's through the 1870's.

TERI FORTNER Fri May 16 10:52:35 1997
Looking for names of parents of Bascom and Frank PENDERGRASS abt 1850 last known residence White Oak or Red Bank TN

Ronald E. Boyd Thu May 8 00:01:43 1997
I am searching the Following Family tree: Clairborne ? BOYD dob (est)1820 James William BOYD dob July 18,1844 son Moshime or Midway Hambelen Co. William Edward(Bruce) BOYD dob (est)1880-90 son ANY help would be welcome..........Thanks

Beverly Slover Sun May 4 13:04:36 1997
My Great-grandmother was named Sarah Ellen GRANT, born to Mr.&Mrs MATTHEW THOMAS GRANT in 1858. The only thing I ever read said near Jefferson City, but I know she married a GEORGE GILMORE and my grandmother was born in 1879 in Alpha, TN and I know that's Hamblem Co. Am thinking maybe the Grants were from Alpha area instead of Jefferson. This is my first try at this and I'm really groping in the dark.

Harvey C Russell Jr Wed Apr 30 21:52:05 1997
Does anyone know the whereabouts of the grave of George Russell, b abt 1732, killed by indians near Russellville, Tn 1796. Supposedly, Russellville was named for him. He was married to Elizabeth Bean, Sister of Capt William Bean. George, a Capt also, along with Bean, fought with other brave"Overmountain Men" at Kings Mountain during the Revolution. Anyone having info of his burial place please contact me. Thanks

Jack Bettis Tue Apr 29 08:53:18 1997
JOHNSON, MAYES, STUBBLEFIELD surnames. Appreciate any info. on families with these surnames from the Hamblen and/or Jefferson County area. James JOHNSON, b. 1820-30? in Jefferson City, TN. Married Betsy ?, had son named Andrew Madison Johnson, b. 27 May 1851, at Rutledge, Grainger County, TN. Andrew married Harriet Elizabeth MAYES, b. 23 Aug. 1856 at Morristown, TN. Her parents were Samuel G. MAYES, b. 31 Aug. 1830 in Morristown, and Elizabeth STUBBLEFIELD, b. 28 April 1833 in Morristown, TN. Any help would be appreciated. Jack Bettis, 3469 California Street, Eureka, CA 95503

Vicki Sinderson Tue Apr 29 12:06:02 1997
Looking for info on Martha Florence Young, b. 30 Apr 1865 in Morristown, TN and her parents Robert Young and Sarah Cole. Martha married Wyatt L. Fletcher and moved to Texas. She died May 8, 1946. Will share info. Thanks.

Gerald Wessler Sun Apr 27 19:36:20 1997
My GGgrandparents, William Smith and Emeline Tressa Mayes were married in Panther Springs, Grainger County, Tennessee on 10/29/1865, by G. B. Mayes J.P. Can anyone tell me where Panther Spring is and if it still exists? Also, what county was Morristown, Tn in in 1845 and in 1865? would appreciate any information on both people and places. Thanks,

Mary Mullins Tuttle Tue Apr 22 18:00:45 1997
I am searching for information on Candace Belle HORNE KELLAR. Candace was the daughter of Thomas Harmon HORNE and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth FUGATE of Coeburn,VA. Candace was born May 12, 1877 in Wise County,VA. She married Benjamin Franklin KELLAR April 17, 1910. Both are buried in the Bethesda Cemetery. Benjamin died January 12, 1958 in Russellville, TN. Candace died July 20, 1950. Benjamin was the son of William Andrew and Arpah HUSTON KELLAR. Ben was born in Green County,TN, but I have no birth date. They had three children: Nolan Andrew, Ruby Josephine, and Nina Elizbeth.

Pam Glancy Thu Apr 17 09:35:46 1997
Need any information on James Lacey KIRK b. about 1843 in Grainger Co. he married Lydia Ann DISNEY in Ky. Their son William Ballard KIRK was born about 1870 in Knox Co. Ky. he married Dora STEPHENS in 1884 in Hamblen Co. Tn. Does anyone have any information about the KIRK, DISNEY, or STEPHENS families? Any information will be appreciated.

Kimberly Varnum Thu Apr 10 06:20:03 1997
Do you post public records on the Internet? Would information on, or a copy of, my marriage license be accessible via the Internet?

William Rolen Thu Apr 10 12:10:41 1997
NEED TO KNOW if the father of Katey (Katerine)WITT (born c. 1865) is Hugh (or Hughes) T. WITT. Katey was married to William Albert ROLEN. Hugh Witt received a Confederate pension, but I know little else about him.

Ronald Witt Thu Mar 27 15:57:06 1997
I'm inquiring about information on Sampson Witt in the Hamblen County area or thereabouts, I'm trying to tie Sampson Witt and John Witt, along with Drury Witt wanting to find their father and mother...Thanks for any help....

Jeff Combs Sat Mar 15 13:51:24 1997
Seeking infro on a William & Hannah Combs Hickman Begley, believed to have moved to Morristown aft 1910, coming from Edison, Hancock Co., TN Does anyone have any connections to this Begley Family ??

Lorene Ridenour Sat Mar 15 17:23:14 1997
I AM LOOKING FOR A : CARL B LEE B 1859 MARRIED TO MARGARET VICTORIA JACKSON B 1875 . THEY HAD A SON NAMED GEORGE ARTHUR LEE B AUG 12,1894 MARRIED TO ADDIE B NELSON B JULY 4,1897 IN MORRISTOWN. I THINK HER FATHER MIGHT BE WILL NELSON. I ALSO AM LOOKING FOR A JOSEPH BAILEY B 1820 TENN MARRIED TO ELIZABETH McDOWELL B 1821 CHILDREN SANFORD , SAMANTHA, GRANVILLE ,CHOLISTA

Kristie Head Wed Mar 12 11:06:09 1997
My father who is now William Joseph Head of Manassas, VA was born with the name William Joseph Parker in Morristown, TN on 3-1-46. His birth father is William Harrison Parker. I know very little about him. He was born in Morristown, TN and went by the name Bud. I think he was born in 1914 and died in the 70's of a heart attack. His father is James Parker and mother is Bertha Helton Parker. He served in the US Navy in the 40s. He was a barber. I believe he has sisters and a brother. One sister by name of Pauline. He married my grandmother, Nora Marie Easley in 1945? They had my dad and my aunt, Barbie. He remarried and had two boys, Terry and Tony Parker. This is really all I know. I need more info on his life and his family history. I wish I had a picture of him. I found his grave in Morristown, TN. I don't remember the name of the cemetary. Please help.

Rubye Phelps Wed Mar 12 16:37:12 1997
This is not a genealogy question. My greatgrandfather died during the civil war(Nov.1862) at a army hospital at Morristown, Tn. Does any one know about the hospital and also where the soldier would have been buried?

Donna Duren Sun Mar 9 09:20:18 1997
LINE, "WELCOME" H. (b. abt 1823) and his wife LINE, ELINOR. Seeking info about these people. They were said to be from Bulls Gap, TN area. They left TN abt 1860 and went to MO. later went on the Oregon Trail to OR. Welcome may be a nickname. He and his wife are said to be first cousins and their fathers brothers. May be the same as #620 WILSON H. LINE and ELLENDER LINE in 1850 Jefferson county census. (Who appear likely related to JOAB LINE.) They were Oregon Homesteader pioneers. Descendants almost exclusively in Pacific NW. Trying to link up with TN part of family. ANY help greatly appreciated.

Linda Krug Sat Mar 8 03:13:17 1997
RICE: I am interested in information re: James Joseph RICE b. 1/12/1837 in Smythe Co., VA., married Letitia Jane LYTZ b. 2/10/1838 in Wythe co., VA. Married 3/29/1860 in Washington Co. Va. They had 8 children: W.H. RICE b. 3/15/1851 who died in N.C., James D. RICE b. 6/17/1863 d. 5/21/1900, Sarah E. RICE b. 4/6/1866, died 1956, married a CAMPBELL and lived around Johnson City, Dicey Elizabeth RICE b 5/29/1873 married a HUFFMAN , lived around Chucky TN., Cynthie A. RICE b. 3/1/1874, Samuel M. RICE b. October 24, 1876 who migrated from Jonesboro, TN to Hazleton, Indiana d. 3/10, 1963, John Wesley Rice b. 7/28/1880 in Jonesboro, TN. migrated to Hazleton, Ind. Letitia and James were buried in Jonesboro, TN. Brothers and sisters of James Joseph RICE are: Elicabeth C. RICE b. April 24, 1817, Jepe?C. RICE b. 2/3/1820, Sarah A. RICE b. 6/30/1825, Thomas L. RICE b. 4/2/1827 and John W. RICE b. 9/1/1939 James Joseph was a preacher around Fordtown, TN. E-mail if any info. Thanks. Linda Krug

Suzanne Malone Tue Mar 4 11:34:04 1997
CHRISTIAN,Samuel James was b. 26 june 1822 in TN or VA. He married SEBATHA HANNA LUSK in 1840 in Grundy Co. SAMUEL JAMES CHRISTIAN d.19 Jan 1894 in Viola TN. I can not locate his parents. Any info. on the CHRISTIAN or LUSK family is welcome.

Rich Carmichael Sat Mar 1 20:57:40 1997
CARMICHAEL & NEWMAN I am looking for anyone with information that will help me find my gggrandparents. They are Benjamin H. CARMICHAEL and Sarah C. NEWMAN. They were married in Hamblen County, TN on 1 Mar 1877 and moved west to Missouri prior to the birth of one of their children, Ulas on 23 Nov 1889. Dresden maybe a stopping spot in their migration west. I am looking for anyone with information that will help me in my search. Thanks.

 

 

Donna Duren Fri Feb 28 09:27:37 1997
Welcome Line (b abt 1823) & Elinor Line (Lyons?) frm Bulls Gap, TN area went to MO abt 1860, later to OR by OR Trail. Welcome and Elinor's fathers were brothers.


Toni Tue Feb 25 19:50:30 1997
Looking for the family name of Bowling/Bolin/Bolen/Boling. A lot of different spellings. C.L. are the first initials of the Bowling that I am looking for. I believe he was a minister. This was back in 1870-1880.

Jewell Morgan Sat Feb 22 18:27:29 1997
Wm. Pinckney Inman was married in Grainger Co in 1885 Died in Granger Co. in 1942 Married Margaret Norton in Granger Co. 1885 His father was Wm. also - any info on this line? Jewell Morgan

Charles Ray Richardson Thu Feb 20 14:30:07 1997
RICHARDSON, Charles Ray. My g gf, John (nmn) Richardson was born near Hillsboro, NC on 27 May 1819. He joined the Masonic Lodge in Hillsboro 5 Dec 1842. On 10 April 1843, he took his demit from the lodge " because he was going to the Western country ". He came to Jonesboro and worked for the John Blair & Co. who operated stage lines. On 4 July 1846 he married Elizabeth S. Ellis of Church Hill, TN. Elizabeth was dau. of John E. Ellis 1772-1844 and Nancy Jane Hale 1781- 1837. The Ellises were also in Jefferson County. John Richardson was associated with the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge. On 10 July 1846 John purchased two town lots in Russellville. The deed states " John Richardson and Edward King both of Washington County ". The 1850 census shows John, Elizabeth and Henry, age 1, in Jefferson County. Presumably, they were living in Russellville. I am trying to find John's PARENTS. John and Elizabeth ( both could read and write) raised four children to adults. We do not know the given names of John's parents . His f. b. MD, m. b. NC. per 1900 census. I believe John came to TN ( and probably had relatives in TN) before 1843, returned to NC to become a Mason and back to TN. He remained a mason all his life. Circa, 1851 they moved to Church Hill to land inherited by Elizabeth and accumulated a lot of land. John d. 1909 Elizabeth 1899 They had lots of family in Hawkins Co. Would like information of the Blair stage Co and possible connection to Jefferson Co. Richardsons.. C. R. Richardson, 3732 Eakley Ct, Raleigh,NC 27606. chasrichar@aol.com

Deb Murray Fri Feb 14 10:03:52 1997
Looking for information on JESSE RIGGS, born in Grainger Co, TN Dec. 6, 1837. He married MARY BEMILLER Dec. 25, 1860. Jesse had several brothers, JAMES, FRANK and JOSEPH. The family moved to Indiana, not sure when. Looking for information on Jesse's parents and any other siblings. Would be happy to share information with anyone else researching this line.

CARLENE RHODES Thu Feb 13 12:29:58 1997
Seeking: SAMUEL V. HARRIS b: 1882 Bullsgap, Tennessee Bullsgap is in Greene or Morristown County, I cannot determine. Thank you,

Robert C. Patterson Sun Feb 9 11:15:30 1997
Re:Patterson surname In search of any information pertaining to Calvin and Fannie(Bragg)Patterson.My father Henry Eugene Patterson was born in Jefferson Co. on 19 Apr 1926.

James S. Rice Mon Feb 10 09:15:38 1997
RICE HICKEY WILLIAM RICE and AMANDA 'MANDY' HICKEY were married on December 20, 1868 in Jefferson County. In the 1870 Jefferson census they have a son THOMAS and FRANCIS HICKEY living with them. Does anyone know who their parents were? Also does anyone know where they were in 1880? I have informationo on some of their ancestors I can share if there is interest. Thanks.

Carolyn Allred Mon Feb 10 13:09:19 1997
LYNCH, TALLEY, TEMPLIN - Carrie Odessie Templin - nickname:Dicy (b. 20 Dec. 1869, d. 20 May, 1929) and William David Lynch (b. 12 Apr. 1858, d. 29 Mar 1922) were my great grandparents. Both are buried at Dover Cemetary in Morristown, but lived in Jefferson County for most of their lives and raised 7 children there. William David Lynch's parents were Thomas D. Lynch (b. 1831 in S.C.) and Louisa C. (I have also heard her called Eliza) Talley (b. about 1837 in TN). Carrie Templin's parents are unknown to me. She had a sister, Margaret McCravey, a brother, Shuler Templin, and a cousin, Charlie Templin. Any info about any of these folks is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Tom Buchanan Sat Feb 8 10:56:12 1997
I am searching for the Heck family in Hamblen County, TN. Specificaly Maggie Heck's parents. See:http://www.preferred.com/~buchanan/c1-13.html

Marie Baker Fri Feb 7 12:06:56 1997
I am researching my Great great grand father WILLIAM ARCHIBALD COPELAND who fought in the Civil War under the 10th Michigan Infantry which joined the Army of Tenn. under Gen. Grant on oCT. 26, 1862. Any info welcomed.

Connie Willson Sun Feb 2 16:31:32 1997
Searching for information on the parents of ABRAM WILLSON born abt 1776 in Virginia. He married MARY BAKER born abt 1777 in Virginia. Mary's parents were JAMES and MARY (WOOD) BAKER. All of Abram and Mary Willson's children were born in Morristown, Tenn. Their children were Robert J. Willson, Louisa Willson, Lavina Willson, Julia A. Willson, Benjamin Franklin Willson, Samuel M. Willson, Mary B. Willson, and Jane R. Willson. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Bruce Miles Wed Feb 5 09:44:34 1997
SHADRACH (aka S.D.) MILES taught at Morristown school in 1850, died in 1858 at age 41.Father's name was Isaac Miles in N.Carolina. Thanks , Bruce Miles

Tom Buchanan Sat Feb 8 10:56:12 1997
I am searching for the Heck family in Hamblen County, TN. Specificaly Maggie Heck's parents. See:http://www.preferred.com/~buchanan/c1-13.html

Bruce Miles Fri Feb 7 06:58:44 1997
Bruce Miles looking for Shadrach (aka S.D. ) Miles, great grandfather,one of the first four teachers in Morristown in 1850. His youngest son, Frank Davis MILES, was born in Morristown in 1858. Would like to know if Shadrach was buried in Hamblem County somewhere.Was he married in that county?

James S. Rice Mon Feb 10 09:15:38 1997
RICE HICKEY WILLIAM RICE and AMANDA 'MANDY' HICKEY were married on December 20, 1868 in Jefferson County. In the 1870 Jefferson census they have a son THOMAS and FRANCIS HICKEY living with them. Does anyone know who their parents were? Also does anyone know where they were in 1880? I have informationo on some of their ancestors I can share if there is interest. Thanks.

Carolyn Allred Mon Feb 10 13:09:19 1997
LYNCH, TALLEY, TEMPLIN - Carrie Odessie Templin - nickname:Dicy (b. 20 Dec. 1869, d. 20 May, 1929) and William David Lynch (b. 12 Apr. 1858, d. 29 Mar 1922) were my great grandparents. Both are buried at Dover Cemetary in Morristown, but lived in Jefferson County for most of their lives and raised 7 children there. William David Lynch's parents were Thomas D. Lynch (b. 1831 in S.C.) and Louisa C. (I have also heard her called Eliza) Talley (b. about 1837 in TN). Carrie Templin's parents are unknown to me. She had a sister, Margaret McCravey, a brother, Shuler Templin, and a cousin, Charlie Templin. Any info about any of these folks is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

CARLENE RHODES Thu Feb 13 12:29:58 1997
Seeking: SAMUEL V. HARRIS b: 1882 Bullsgap, Tennessee Bullsgap is in Greene or Morristown County, I cannot determine. Thank you,

Cindy Rose Painter Thu Feb 13 14:06:59 1997
FIELDS/ALLEN seeking descendents of Zachariah C. Fields b. June 22, 1849 in Virginia and his wife Ann (Allen) Fields b. Sept 1862 Hawkins County. Zach died August 18, 1936 Hamblen County and Ann died 1950 Hamblen County. Her obituary listed daughters Mrs. M R. Fawver, Morristown; Mrs. J. W. Hale, Sanger, TX; Mrs. H. J. Estes, Knoxville; Mrs. R. E. Vaughn, Russellville and son Mr. S. E. Fields, Bulls Gap. Looking for information on the Allen line and hope a descendent will have more pieces to the puzzle.

Deb Murray Fri Feb 14 10:03:52 1997
Looking for information on JESSE RIGGS, born in Grainger Co, TN Dec. 6, 1837. He married MARY BEMILLER Dec. 25, 1860. Jesse had several brothers, JAMES, FRANK and JOSEPH. The family moved to Indiana, not sure when. Looking for information on Jesse's parents and any other siblings. Would be happy to share information with anyone else researching this line.

Sandra Eddins Sat Jan 25 15:33:47 1997
Elizabeth Ann Hamblen Foster, Bowers,Phillips sister of the man Hamlen Co named for and would like any other brothers or sisters name.

Wynelle Chaney Holden Wed Jan 29 13:00:06 1997
Researching CHANEY family of Hamblen, Jefferson, Grainger Cos. Especially family of William CHANEY, wife Tabitha and their son Charles CHANEY who md. Phebe BROWN. Thanks, Wynelle CHANEY Holden

Dawn Peters Thu Jan 23 06:23:03 1997
WARD, DELMER RAY Seeking information on the family of Delmer Ray Ward, born 1927-1931. He was a member of 19th Infantry Regiment 24th Infantry Division, US Army, Korean War. He was listed as MIA, 16 July 1950, He died 16 November 1950. He entered the Army in Greene County, TN. Wish to contact member of his family or anyone with information about his family. He could have been a resident of Washington, Hawkins, Cocke or Hamblen Counties in Tennessee.

Christie Ferguson Cirone Wed Jan 8 08:51:52 1997
Harriet COX m. William "Bill" TURNER; she was dau. of John & Ester COX, of Hamblen Co. TN, ca.1870s. Harriet's siblings: William Robert Cox m. Nancy Elizabeth CLEMENT, John Henry COX m. Frances Eliza COLLINS. ChristieFC@aol.com

Jack Leroy Bryson Mon Jan 6 07:42:02 1997
Seeking to exchange info on LYNCH,Minerva Roseann b. 10 Aug 1882 in Morristown, Hamblen county, Tn. married MARTIN,Walter b. Mar 1876 and had a son MARTIN,Dewey b.Jun 1899. Thank you ahead of time for any help. normio6@worldnet.att.net

Richard Griscom Fri Jan 3 07:40:16 1997
I am seeking information on the siblings and ancestors of CALEB HOWELL, b. 1770-80, and father of Jesse and William Howell. It is reported that he came to Grainger County from NC and his wife's given name is Precilla. I also am seeking the parents of SOLOMON WESLEY SUNDERLAND, b 25 Dec 1821 (reported as born in OH, IN, and TN in various records) and d 11 Apr 1898 in Hamblen Co.

Billie Wilburn Duncan Fri Jan 3 10:16:23 1997
Looking for descendants of John Wilburn who moved his family to Hamblen County between 1900 and 1910 census. John Wilburn was born in Virginia but family moved in the early 1860 to Greene County, John was married to Laura Kinser and had children by the names of Emery, Hunley, Sudie, George W. Marion, Pearl and Curtis (pobabley more). Lived on the road Whitesburg=Russellville, Road in 1910 census.

 

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