Henry County, Tennessee Queries - Q4 1997

Marietta Sexton Sun 21 Dec 01:47:26 1997
Brown - Ligon - Foster I would like to correspond with anyone researching BROWN, LIGON, and FOSTER families living in Henry Co 1820 to 1845. Henry Washington BROWN, my great grandfather, was listed in the 1830 census with his wife (Susan LIGON) and 6 of his 11 children. There are also 12 other BROWN families listed in the same census, some whom I believe are his brothers and perhaps they have descendants still in the area. Land records show Henry W. BROWN acquiring land in the 12th district as early as 1820 and both he and Peter LIGON are mentioned numerous times in the court minutes from 1824 to 1825. What was Peter's relation to Susan? Since Henry Co was just being formed, where did they migrate from? Henry BROWN's daughter, Henrietta Brown FOSTER was buried at Manley's Chapel. Did she leave children?

Joseph Williams Sun 7 Dec 11:36:07 1997
Williams Trying to locate any descendents of or researchers for the sons of Lucy WILLIAMS namely Thomas, Dillard R. and Ralph WILLIAMS. She named them in her will recorded in Henry Co. She was the widow of Solomon WILLIAMS. This family is mentioned in Ray WILLIAM's book on the WILLIAMS families of Henry and Stewart Cos. found in the Paris library. I'm trying to find the family of Thomas R WILLIAMS born 2 Oct 1818 in Stewart Co which included Henry Co at that time. Thanks for any help.

Tricia Angel Fri 5 Dec 14:22:22 1997
Edwards - Garratt Looking for any information on my g-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth EDWARDS, born Nov 20, 1865 at Paris, Henry Co, TN. Mother believed to be Susan or Susian GARRATT of TN and father's given name unknown. One brother, James EDWARDS and possibly a sister named Sallie. Family information suggests that parents were killed either by bushwackers or Indians.

Doris Karlgaard Wed 3 Dec 22:33:05 1997
Wilson John S WILSON was born in Henry Co, TN He married Anna PHELPS in Hawkins Co, TN on 22 May 1848. Does anyone have anything on John S WILSON or any WILSON's ?

Ann McKeel Sun 23 Nov 06:19:14 1997
McCormick - Listin - Taylor Looking for Samuel D. McCORMICK b Nov 1845 and Leora D. LISTIN/LISTON b Nov 1854. Both were born in Decatur Co TN. Samuel's father was b in Tn and his mother in NC. Samuel and Leora md in 1875 and had 8 boys and 1 girl (Albert A, Rainey, Ollie, Samuel R, Fonzy, Bennett Elwood, William Adley, John Henry, and Jennie). Some brothers are buried at Bethel Cemetery in Henry Co TN. My grandfather, John Henry (b 21 Aug 1881 and d 15 Dec 1942), died at Porter Court, TN, his funeral was at Buchannan, TN and he was buried at Bethel Cemetery in Henry Co. John Henry McCORMICK md Sallie Eula TAYLOR on 8 Feb 1906. She was from Almo , Calloway Co, KY. I have found no record of this marriage. They lived in Puryear after their marriage and on 25 May 1909, they had twins Lewis and Lois. John Henry was a blacksmith. They lived on River Street. He left his family about 1924. He then married another and raised a new family.

Claudia Thu 20 Nov 03:35:01 1997
Craig I'm interested in finding information about family members by the name of Ike and Ellen CRAIG or any CRAIG. Ellen was believed to be part Native American. They were said to reside in Paris, Tn. I think both were African-American.

Bonnie Beck Thu 20 Nov 20:53:37 1997
Allen - Barham Looking for information on Isabelle ALLEN born ca 1820 in KY md Lewis Fortner BARHAM 9 Jan 1838 in Calloway Co, KY. Isabelle died ca 1847 in Henry Co TN. Trying to identify her parents and/or children. Any information will be sincerely appreciated.

Jack Manley Fri 28 Nov 01:12:20 1997
Manley - Manly Seeking information about anyone doing cemetery research in Henry Co. Specifically interested in the name MANLEY or MANLY. Thank you.

Jeremy Caddell Tue 18 Nov 02:35:41 1997
Miller - Kincaid Martha MILLER married Anderson KINCAID in Henry Co January 18, 1832. I am looking for any information on these two people. Thank you.

Bernadette Murray-Macioce Thu Nov 13 21:07:14 1997
Brawley - Murrays I am a Murray who has little information about my family history. I know that my grandfather was born to Carrie BRAWLEY-MURRAY on July 29, 1907 at Murray Hill in Paris, TN. Carrie and her husband divorced, and then Carrie died when my grandfather was 5. My grandfather was sent to live with a BRAWLEY aunt (Ellen BRAWLEY ) in Hawaii. Therefore, I know very little about the Murray side of my family. My grandfather was very proud of his Scottish heritage. I know that his father remarried and had other children. On the BRAWLEY side, I am a direct relative of Maude McAdams who worked at the court house. She was my grandfather's 1st cousin. In the 70's, my grandfather acquired a copy of his birth certificate and Maude sent photos of him with his mother, a copy of William and Mary WHITE BRAWLEY's marriage certificate, and a copy of his will. These have since gone by the wayside. I am asking for help in reconstructing our history. I have children and want to pass on the information.

BP McPhail Wed Nov 12 04:40:04 1997
County Home I am looking for information on the County Home ( I think this was a state-run home for the elderly ) which was in Paris, TN, north of the city on what is now called Old County Home Road. It was located near what was then the "old rubber plant". I think it was started in the early 1900's by a Tubbs family. I would like to know where exactly it was located, when it was built, who ran it and for whom, when it closed, and where its records from beginning to end can be located. Any help you can give will be appreciated.

Bill Kendall Sat Nov 8 23:07:11 1997
Peter Kendall I am looking for any and all information on Peter " Old Pewter Foot " KENDALL who was a state senator from Henry Co 1813-1821. Would like to tie down the date of his death to see if the local paper in Henry Co has his obituary. I would also like to know the significance of the " Old Pewter Foot " moniker. I believe I am descended from him, but have yet to prove Edward KENDALL as one of his sons. Thanks for any help you can give me. Bill Kendall

Tana Fri Nov 7 01:21:04 1997
Wade - Porter I need the parents of Absolum WADE b 1804 VA d 1871 in Winn Parish LA md Malinda KENNEDY (PORTER) McLIN, McKEE (yes, widowed twice). Absolom and Malinda were married by 1833 presumably in Henry Co. Owned land near the Big Sandy near Malinda's family. Later moved to Gibson Co TN and then Union Co AR by the 1850 census.From there they moved to Union Parish, LA and then Winn Parish, LA. Hope to hear from someone concerning WADEs in Henry Co. Are there others related to my Absolum? Would be interested in learning where they are from. LOOK UP OFFER I have copies of Paris Post-Intelligencer articles covering cemeteries in Henry Co. I believe I have them all! There may be very small private cemeteries missing. If you have an idea which cemetery your ancestor is buried in, please provide with your query.

Raymond Cathcart Fri Nov 7 19:52:05 1997
Cathcart Am seeking information about the family of John T. and Launa A. CATHCART who are listed in the Oak Grove Cemetery Section of the Henry Co, Tennessee Inscriptions in Stone, Volume 1, Henry County Cemetery Committee, 1989. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sybil Hamm Taylor Tue Oct 7 20:51:56 1997
Frizzell - Collier I am looking for Parents of Jason FRIZZELL b. 1808 in Va. and his wife Mahala Collier b. 1808 in N.C. Their first son was Isaac Harbert FRIZZELL. I believe but have not proved that Isaac Frizzell of Weakly Co. and Harbert Collier of Henry Co., may be the parents of that couple. I have some info. to share about Jason and Mahala and their children. Thanks. Sybil Hamm Taylor

Cara Russell Wed Oct 1 15:30:07 1997
Need information on John MCMICHAEL (b. 1834 NC) and Margaret Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) MCMICHAEL (b. 1834 KY) who were living in Henry County in 1860. Had two dau at that time: Margaret A. and Nancy R. Other children born in Tenn are: John, James, Dorma, and Sallie. Family moved to Polk Co. Mo between 1868-1870, where three more children were born. Need information on John's and Margarets parents, marriage date, and birth records for any of the children born in Henry Co.