Henry County, Tennessee Queries - Q3 1997

Brandy Alford Sun Jul 6 14:52:39 1997
I am researching DOLLISON surname. I would like any information on a James DOLLISON, and any descendants. James lived in Henry County between 1830 and 1840. Thank you.

Larry Hallstrom Sun Jul 27 17:34:22 1997
I am searching for the parents and birth & death dates of John W. GILBERT. He married Minerva ALLEN on June 27, 1867 after moving from Sumner Co., TN shortly after 1860. They had a son Charles GILBERT, who I believe moved to Memphis, Shelby Co., TN between 1900 & 1910. Thank you.

Cathie Diggs Sun Jul 27 17:02:57 1997
Seeking information re: James Franklin DIGGS,b. 1878, and Lela Virgie OWNBY, b. 1883. They were married around 1900. Remember them talking about Paris, McKenzie and Huntingdon. Other family members were Robert McCoy DIGGS, Lizzie DIGGS, Ellen HAYNES, Alice HAYNES MARTIN, Hattie HAYNES TAYLOR, Beulah OWNBY HILLIARD, Abner OWNBY, George OWNBY, Gomer OWNBY, Robert PERRY and Thomas PERRY. Would appreciate any information. Thanks.

Lillie Eaton Wed Jul 30 23:19:47 1997
Searching for the parents of William HALEY b. 1832, and Benjamin HALEY b. 1837, Henry Co. Mother was Nancy. Left Henry Co. in 1850's to Newton Co. AR Joined 29th Texas Calvary, Lamar Co. TX in Civil War. William married Amanda BUSHART in Henry Co. TN. Appreciate any leads

T. Fielder Tue Jul 29 15:51:37 1997
Looking for any information regarding Sam TAYLOR, born approx. 1890, and Edgar Lonzo FIELDER born 1886, both from Paris, Tennessee. Any information appreciated

Sue Matheny Fri Aug 1 19:19:27 1997
My husband's great grandfather William Newton MATHENY married Martha Jane McBRIDE in Henry, Co. TN 24 Dec 1868. According to the Family Bible- in Courierville, Henry Co., TN. I have found the marriage in Henry Co., but I cannot find anyone who knows where Courierville was. Evidently it is no longer a community. Can anyone tell me where it was? Any help would be greatly appreciated

M.W. Knight Sat Aug 2 11:15:04 1997
Am seeking other researchers of the families of Thomas C. JONES (1808-1861) and Mary Ann SMALLEY (1823-1906). Thomas was born in NC, moved to TN ? and served as Sheriff of Henry Co, TN. Name of 1st wife unk, children of that marriage include: Sol, Will, Martha (married Peyton SMALLEY) and another daughter who married a Mr. SARDNER. Thomas 2nd married Mary Ann. She was born in Henry Co., TN, the daughter of (?) SMALLEY, an Irish emigrant, and (?) HERRIN, the daughter of Elisha HERRIN. Children born to Thomas & Mary Ann while in Henry Co., TN included: John, Henry Marble, Louisa, Lodusky/Loduska and Thomas. These children came to Panola Co, TX with Thomas & Mary Ann in 1859. No record of Thomas' first four children making the trip to TX. Thomas' daughter Martha married Mary Ann's brother Peyton SMALLEY. Both Thomas & Mary Ann are buried in Sugar Hill Cemetery near Beckville, Panola Co, TX. Thomas & Mary Ann are my g-g-grandparents. Am willing to s hare info with others researching these families

Alyson Crippen Sun Aug 3 20:59:46 1997
I am searching for the mother of William Oscar AKIN. Wm. was b. in Paris, TN, 4/14/1844, to James Watkin AKIN according to his obit. The AKIN family was from Cumberland Co., KY, but for some reason two children were born in Henry Co., TN; William and his sister, Nancy, b. 1850. Their mother died shortly after 1850. Mother AKIN may have been Indian. The AKINS returned to Cumberland Co., KY where James m. another Indian woman, Mary A. SAWSON. Anyone out there with an answer?

Millie Candy Mon Aug 4 18:52:19 1997
My g.g.grandfather, John Allen LITTLE, was m. in Paris, Henry Co., TN on 10 Oct 1839 to Mary Jane SINGLETON. He had three brothers - Issac N, Marion, and William R LITTLE. The parents of these boys are supposed to have been born in TN as were all four boys. Can anyone help me find the parents? Many thanks

Jean Reed Tue Aug 5 22:00:32 1997
Am looking for any info on these Henry County surnames.

Gerald Veazey Sun Aug 10 14:07:16 1997
I am looking for anyone who may have info on a James H. VEAZEY, b. circa l860 and came to Paris, TN sometime in the late 1800s (1890-?). Believed to be brother of R. F. VEAZEY of Gibson County. If anyone can give me any info, it would be appreciated.

George Rowland Sat Aug 9 10:22:41 1997
Would like to contact any living descendant of Richard C. BURTON and May Burton who were living in the 15th Civil District of Henry County in 1850. Richard was born in 1800 and Mary about 1805. They had a son named Valentine, among others, who was born in 1832.

Diane Shires Fri Aug 15 06:45:51 1997
Researching Henry Co., TN for Samuel Watson COCHRAN b. 5/25/1829 d. 12/7/1926. Wife Esther Caroline (CATE) COCHRAN. Lived in Mansfield, TN. Buried in Shiloh Methodist Church Cem. Samuel was a teacher at Cochran Grove School for which he gave the land. Children: Susan Cochran Cate: Mattie Cochran Mabry: William H. Cochran: James M.Cochran: John Calvin Cochran, Sr. John married Flora Ann (MARTIN)Cochran. Flora's parents were John Calvin Martin and Martha Ann (WREN) Martin. John Calvin Cochran, Sr's. best friend was Willy Winsett. Any and all info would be appreciated.

Pat Petty Wed Aug 13 17:51:49 1997
Looking for info on my great grandparents, Francis and Pernella (Prunella) PARKER. Francis born SC or NC about 1812, Pernella born TN about 1820. On 1850 Weakley Co. TN census with children Susan, Margaret, David, Jonathan (John), (James) Decatur, Francis (Frank) my grandfather, and M. Edwards age 70 born NC (possibly Pernella's mother?). Moved to TX by 1860 Hunt Co. census without Susan (may have married in TN) adding children Elizabeth and William. All children born in TN. On 1870 Falls Co. TX census with children Frank, Elizabeth and William. Can not find Francis and Pernella on 1880 census in TX. My grandfather, Frank, has married my grandmother, Laura Ellen Berkshire, and they are on the 1880 Colorado Co. TX census. Francis may have died between 1870 and 1880 census. Wife, Pernella, and son William are given TX land grants in Llano, TX in 1883. Daughter, Elizabeth married Theodore L. HUGHES and live in Llano. Elizabeth died in 1894. Pernella lived with Elizabeth and T.L. HUGHES in Llano until her death in 1895. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Shannon Lynn Wed Aug 13 09:22:17 1997
I am looking for information relating to the ancestry of Robert A. OWENS (born 1832 TN), and Mary WIMBERLY (born 1833 TN). They lived in Henry Co., TN in the 1800's. Robert was a Col. for the TN infantry. I am looking for parents of each of the above. Thank You for you help

Jim Bradley Mon Aug 18 06:02:49 1997
I am researching the surname BRADLEY in the early 1900's in and around Paris, TN. I'm particularly interested in learning about Orphanages that may have been in Henry County between 1900 and 1930. My understanding is that the one I'm looking for may have burned. If any one can help me or tell me how I can go about looking for adoption records I would appreciate it. The person's name that I am looking for is Robert Thomas BRADLEY b. 1900- 1910. Any help appreciated

Netta Sun Aug 17 14:35:51 1997
Seek info on the HOLLIDAY and TRANTHAM families - both families came to Williamson Co. between 1800 & 1810.

Kathy Manley Nystrom Sun Aug 17 13:32:22 1997
I am seeking more information about Rev. John MANLY. His children (specifically William C. MANLY) were born in Tennessee. I believe John was born about 1789 in Virginia. He died on Dec. 26, 1831 at age 42 years in Henry County. He and his wives are buried at the Manly Camp Ground Cemetery near Paris. His first wife was Martha W. (possibly known as "Patsy", her last name could be WILLIAMS) who died on Feb. 12, 1822 at 31 years. His second wife was Eveline and died on Jan. 25, 1835. Although listed in the index of the 1830 Henry Co., Tennessee Census, I could not find Rev. John MANLY in the census. I would like to find a list of his children, confirm his birthplace and ultimately find John's parents and their birthplace. John's father likely fought in the Revolutionary War and could have been one of seven brothers who imigrated from Ireland. As a minister of the church, I am hoping that there are some records available which may help to paint a picture of his life. Richard MANLY and Hamblin MANLY

(listed the Henry Co. Census) are likely his brothers. I would also like any information known about the James RANDLE family listed in the 1850 Henry County Census. John's son William C. MANLY married James Randle's daughter Geraldine. Having just discovered the village of Manlyville near Paris, I would like to know the history of this village as well. Your help would be much appreciated. I'd be happy to share my family files.

Kathie HensonSun 24 Aug 1997
My connection is with g.g. grandfather; Obadiah ELDRIDGE b. 1807 TN. He was married to a Martha Redden b. in TN. She was reported to be his first wife who came from "between the Rivers" Trigg Co. KY or Stewart Co., TN. So far I have not been able to find any information on Martha, her siblings or parents! Obadiah ELDRIDGE and Martha REDDEN had the following children: Martha Eveline ELDRIDGE b.5/03/ 1834, L.H."Lack" ELDRIDGE b. 1838, William Riley ELDRIDGE b. 3/1839, O.H."Obadiah" ELDRIDGE b. 10/13/1860, and Lavina Mahala ELDRIDGE b. 1837. I was hoping to find my lost ELDRIDGE / REDDEN families with a connection in Stewart Co. TN. Obadiah ELDRIDGE and Martha REDDEN are my "most wanted" and have proved to my continuing roadblock. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Linda Stockdale Mon Aug 18 18:57:16 1997
Looking for information on Thad L. JACKSON and wife Alice K. WHEATLEY. Thad L. JACKSON was born 1869 and died 1935, buried Maplewood Cemetery. Alice JACKSON was born 1875 in Benton County, died 1963, buried Maplewood Cem. The JACKSONS were married 1894 in Benton County. In 1900 and 1910 they were living in Henry County, District 1, Poplar Street. Known children: Thelma Lee JACKSON, born 1896, died 1897, buried Maplewood Cem; Mabel Juline JACKSON, born 1898, died 1901, buried Maplewood Cem; Edwin JACKSON, born about 1901; Carl JACKSON, born about 1904. Thank you for your help

mailto:Love4Orcas@aol.comFri Aug 22 16:36:21 1997
Researching the name of HOFFMAN from Henry, TN. Many generations back it was also spelled as HOOFMAN. If you have any information, please email me. Thanks.

Janna mayfield Sun Aug 24 22:13:27 1997
Thomas CULBERHOUSE b. NC moved to Weakley Co. TN around the 1820's. He was a overseer for a plantation. His son, William J. CULBERHOUSE b. 1821, NC, moved over to Henry co., TN and married a Frances. Later he married Elizabeth KENNEDY JANES widow of Elisha Janes. Any information on the above families would be appreciated. Thank you in advance - Janna Mayfield 7617 Lisa Ct. Fort Worth, TX 76112

Janna Mayfield Sun Aug 24 22:09:51 1997
Elisha JANES, Sr. had a big plantation in Weakley Co., TN. before 1850. His son, Elisha JANES m. Elizabeth KENNEDY b. 1824, in Weakley Co. in 1844. Elisha JANES, Jr. dies in 1850. Elizabeth Janes was living with her children
Mary E. JANES, b. 1845
Louisa b. 1847
Elisha Ann b. 1849.
Later she married William J.CULBERHOUSE, of Henry Co., TN. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you in advance - Janna mayfield 7617 Lisa Ct. Fort Worth, TX 76112

Janna Mayfield Sun Aug 24 18:21:26 1997
Looking for the Wiley E. JONES family b. 1804, TN m. Elizabeth H. b. 1804, Va. Moved to Johnson Co., TX from Henry Co., TN around 1855. Children were:
Layfayette W. b. 1830, m. a sarah
Jack Hall JONES b. 1832 m. Mary E. JONES or JANES
Elizabeth Tennessee b. abt 1835, TN
W. Sumners b. abt 1839 m. Rachel W.
Endosia m. abt 1839 TN
Zachariah b. abt 1840
Cornelius abt 1843
Fountain J. b. abt 1846 m. eliza JANES or JONES
Robert a. abt 1851, m. L. M.
All the children were born in Henry co. tn. Any information would be appreciated. Janna Mayfield 7617 Lisa Ct Fort Worth, Tx 76112

Sally T. Wyman Sun Aug 24 12:06:12 1997
WALLACE, James S. (b. ca 1800-1810); spouse: Nancy CLARK, (b. ca 1807). Her father, David CLARK, early pioneer of Henry Co. Family tradition says the WALLACE family came from North Carolina. Does anyone know from which county? Or can someone tell me from which county in North Carolina most early Henry Co. settlers came? I'll appreciate your help

Ray V. Greer Sat Aug 23 12:05:21 1997
I am looking for DAR acceptable documentation of William Hilary GREER (son of Dr. William D. GREER and Harriet E.C. FOWLER Greer born 26 June 1849, in Henry Co., TN) as the natural father of John (nmn) GREER born 6 Jan 1878 in Paris, TN, died 20 Sept 1939, Paducah, KY, and buried in Paris, TN on 21 Sept 1939. John (nmn) GREER's mother was Leanah Francis HAYMES. John married Martha Ann "Mattie" BREEDLOVE on 28 July 1900. Thanks for your help

Lorene Wilson Wed Aug 27 18:33:07 1997
Rufus GLOVER m a "Miss" LIGON 1870 Henry Co.,TN. License says she was from Henry Co. Rufus was from Obion Co. Need info on LIGONS.

Hayden WILLIAMS Wed Aug 27 22:39:04 1997
Elbert MILLER m. Susan Barbara STAGNER 23 AUG 1857 in Paris, TN. His mother was Rhoda LUTER MILLER. I am seeking Rhoda's husband's name and where they might be found. Susan Barbara STAGNER was dau. of Tolbert and Malinda MATHIS STAGNER m. 12 NOV 1826 Trigg Co. KY, but lived in Henry Co. from the 1840s into the 1870s. Who were Tolbert STAGNERs parents? Thank you for any help that you can give

Joy Windsor Fri Aug 29 17:45:48 1997
Am looking for the family of W. C. HART (William Columbus, Lum). He was born in Henry Co., TN. Died in 1929. Married Sarah Margaret BAUCUM HART. She died in 1937. I am trying to prove that Aaron HART was his father. Need help

Chris Rowell Thu Aug 28 13:14:09 1997
I am looking for any information on the families of Thomas CLAYTON and Mary RIGSBY (widow) #484 in the 1840 Fed. Census of Henry Co., TN. They moved to Maries Co., MO in the 1850 Fed. Census. I would to find out who was Mary's husband.

Teen A. Clayton Sun Aug 31 19:40:25 1997
I am searching for any information on William M. CLAYTON age 60 wife Mary Ann; Abner H. CLAYTON age 24 wife Ann; John CLAYTON age 31 wife Ann; Isham CLAYTON age 25 wife Nelly; James Clayton age 65. All listed on 1850 Henry Co., TN. census. I'd be happy to share information on Clayton family.

Randall Baker Sun Aug 31 22:10:24 1997
Looking for info on Henry Co., TN UNDERWOODS. My ancestor is R.C. UNDERWOOD, born about 1825. There was an R.C. UNDERWOOD married to an Emeline MYERS in Henry Co., Nov. 4, 1842. My R.C. UNDERWOOD was in Wayne Co. at the time of the 1850 Census, but there is no mention of Emeline. It appears that his wife's name is Charity. Is this a different wife or just a nick name? A different R.C. UNDERWOOD? Does anyone know anything about the UNDERWOODS of Henry Co. who might know about R.C.? If so, please let me know. Oh yeah, he is always listed as R.C. throughout his life, so I'm also curious what the initials stand for.

Pat Magee Wed Sep 10 04:01:35 1997
I am researching the families of two brothers, George and Joshua CHILCUTT. They came from Guilford Co, NC to Henry Co, TN between 1830 and 1840. George (b 1780) married Sarah and Joshua (b 1790) married Elizabeth. They had large families and came from another large family in Guilford Co. Their parents were John CHILCUTT and Rebecca WEATHERBY. George is my ancestor through his daughter Emily, who married John W. SCARBROUGH. Anyone else searching for information on the CHILCUTT family?

Peggy S Holley Fri Sep 12 09:27:45 1997
These men in the 7th TN Cav USA give either their birthplace or residence as Henry County: James Harrison ANDREWS, S. B. ANDREWS, SamAEl T ARBUCKLE, John M ARNN, David R BEVEL, Elisha P BUSH, Newton J COLE, Elijah CUNNINGHAM, Jms Samuel DOTY, Robt GRAY, Jms E GWINN, Wm J M HAMILTON, and Wm P RADFORD. Will swap military information for family information on these men.

MILDRED WHEELER Fri Sep 12 11:12:09 1997
Benjamin ANGEL was born in Stokes Co., N.C. Married Armanda Marish PERRY in Rockingham Co., N. C. in 1844.Listed in 1850 census of Rockingham Co, N.C. in Henry County TN. by 1853. Their children were George Ruffus who mar. Martha T. BRADSHAW, , Jessie Alford who mar. Mary DALTON, Gilly Ann who mar. George WIMBERLY,, Mary A. who mar. E. B. SADDLER. His wife died in 1888 in Henry Co., and left will. Benjamin was still living at the time When and where did he died. Any help on this line would be appreciated.

Tana Morgan Sun Sep 14 00:21:23 1997
Looking for parents of Absolom WADE b.1804 VA.d.20 Aug.1870 Winn Parish, LA., m. Malinda (PORTER) MCLIN MCKEE ( widowed twice) dau. of WM. and Hannah (KENNEDY) PORTER. Absolom lived in Henry County (Big Sandy area) near his in-laws. Moved on to Gibson Co. TN (1840)Was living in Union Co.AR for 1850 census. By 1860 census had removed to Union Parish LA. He is said to have been a Dr. and minister. Would appreciate all leads. An aside this is the same line of Porters that James Porter who served as governor of TN. descends from. Thanks Tana

Ruth Hunt Mon Sep 15 13:58:15 1997
Seeking any information on Richard BROWN and wife Nancy. They are listed in the 1830 Census of Henry County. There is a total of 4 males and 7 females. They left TN and moved to Johnson County, IL. I would appreciate any information on them.

Regina Williams Tue Sep 16 19:38:15 1997
I am searching for any info on Irvin WILLIAMS, supposedly born around 1890 in Benton County, TN, but he may have been from Henry County, TN. He married a Lillie SEXTON in Benton County on Dec. 28, 1908. Any info on birth, siblings, relatives or possible other marriages would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

RUTH ANN SAVAGE FULTS Wed Sep 24 07:07:00 1997
Searching for information on a Harris POPE who died in Henry Co. 8-1827. He was the son of Samuel POPE and Sally HARRIS. His siblings were Elias, Martha m. Starling SAVAGE, Frances m. Barnaby GODWIN. Any info on the siblings also appreciated.

Kay Popp Thu Sep 25 07:48:19 1997
I am looking for info on Willis A PILLOW. He is on the 1860 Henry Co TN Census with wife Elizabeth (STURDIVANT), age 24, son William H, age 3, dtrs Martha A, age 5 and Mary E, age 1. Mary E. is my gggrandmother. She married William Allen Baxter JONES also of TN. They ended up in Roanoke, Denton Co, TX. Any info on any of these people will be appreciated.

Jim Bradley Thu Sep 25 10:36:35 1997
I'm seeking information on the family Albert OLIVE who was listed in the 1910 census of Henry County, TN. He was 31 in 1910. The census lists Emma as his wife who was 37 in 1910. This was the second marriage of Emma. In the house there was also listed and Albert, son, age 5. It also lists a step-son, William BRADLEY age 19. HELP PLEASE, can anyone tell me the first name of Emma's first husband. It can be assumed I think that it was a Bradley and that William was her biological son as the census lists Albert as only being married once, and Emma as being married twice. The ultimate goal is to find the parents of Robert Thomas Bradley born about 1906.

Linda Crook Thu Sep 25 18:29:17 1997
William E. and Sarah Frances Orr 1850 - 1870 Henry County, TN

Tami Hopkins Fri Sep 26 14:05:01 1997
Am currently researching husbands genealogy, specifically the CABE family from Henry County, Tennessee. The fathers name was Henry CABE and he married a woman named Manicia or Manesha (unk. maiden name) and was listed in the Henry County census in 1860. Their children at that time were Savannah, Rebecca A. , and Amanda J. We do not find them in the census records after that time. My husbands GGrandmother is Rebecca and she married a William Bess in Stoddard County, Mo. on March 31, 1873. There are no records for CABE's in Mo. on any cansus records...and we don't know how she got to Mo. or why the others are not found in Mo. or Tenn after that. We have been told that the Cabe family was Cherokee and that may be the reason we find them so elusive. Would appreciate any information that anyone has on this family and am hoping to find the maiden name or Manicia or Manesha (Henry CABE's wife), as it is an unusual name. Thanx Tami Hopkins

Shaun Lee Sun Sep 28 18:34:19 1997
I am looking for any information on the LEE family of HENRY COUNTY, TN. My grandfather, Parvin LEE, Sr. (November 13, 1906 - January 11, 1994) and his wife Faustine, may have been married there in the 1920's. They later became ordained in the Assembly of God Church and served in Ludington, Grand Rapids and Dearborn, Michigan.

Michael L. Marberry Mon Sep 29 15:54:58 1997
I am looking for information on the MARBERRY family of Henry County, Jacob N. MARBERRY in particular. This Jacob N. MARBERRY was the son of John MARBERRY and Tabitha FORREST. The information I have on Jacob is: birth abt. 1819, and married to Elizabeth (?). I am very interested in learning the maiden name of Elizabeth. Children of Jacob N. and Elizabeth were: Mary MARBERRY, Tabitha MARBERRY, Jacob N. MARBERRY, William R. MARBERRY, Luther J. MARBERRY, Robert L. MARBERRY, and Benjamin F. MARBERRY. Jacob N. and Elizabeth were on the 1850 census for Lafayette County, Mississippi. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Michael L. Marberry.

Hazel W. CRAIG Mon Sep 29 18:56:11 1997
John Todd md. Sarah Frensley, Henry Co. TN. Aug. 5, 1841. Does anyone know parents of John and also his siblings? Later his children in Benton and Carroll Co. were, William, Charles, David, Benjamin Franklin (my ggf) Martha and one other. John died Benton Co. 1876 and supposed buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Natchez Trace State Park. Would love to contact any descendants. Will exchange my little amount of info. I do know John born in Scotland ca. 1804 according to census records. Did he come to USA as child or adult?? Appreciate any help.. Hazel W. Craig.