Madison County, Tennessee Queries
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Any information on Joab, Burgess M. and John R. COPELAND. Left Perry
Co TN after 1850 came though Madison Co TN for a short period of time
then moved to Van Buren Co AR by 1860.
Submitted on Sat Feb 28 13:31:11 EST 1998
Seeking information about the families of Willie GRAY, born in 1905,
Jackson, TN, who married Augusta WHITE, born 1905, Jackson,TN.
Willie's mother was Lillie Bell FORREST HARDEN. Information on his
father is unknown. Augusta's mother was Almeta WHITE, maiden name
unknown. Her father was Lewis WHITE.
Submitted on Sat Feb 28 21:59:26 EST 1998
Looking for the will of Jeremiah Williams. Wife Lizze listed at Mt.
Pinson in 1860
census. Jeremiah belived to have died sometime in the 1870. Will pay
-- 10181 Long Meadow Rd., Madison, AL 35756
Submitted on Mon Feb 23 19:58:41 EST 1998
Does anyone know anthing about a Hiram and Sarah Smith PEARSON who
lived in Madison Co. in 1840? Sometime before 1850 they moved to
Monroe Co. and on the 1850 census have three children living with
them: Hiram BROOKS, 16, Mary, 15, and Nancy 12. I am trying to find
out the names of and what happened to the Brooks children's parents.
There were no Brooks's in the Monroe 1840 census, so I feel that they
must have moved there with the Pearsons. Thank you for your time.
-- 1705 Medallion Loop NW, Olympia, WA 98502
Submitted on Sun Feb 22 01:20:33 EST 1998
Gene Lynch (HELynch@aol.com)
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 15:11:36 EST
I am trying to track a John Lynch, born 1767 in LynchBurg, VA, who moved to Jackson, TN
and died there in 1840. I am hoping to tie him to a Joseph Lynch, born 1790 in TN or VA (do not know which or what county), married 2nd time to Amanda HOSKINS and died ca 1838. Joseph and Amanda had a son, James Harvey Lynch, born 1830 in TN and maybe two other children, Andrew P, born 1836 and Amanda Jane, born 1837.
I have no firm info about Madison Co except for the info on John Lynch shown above which came from the Lynchburg Lib. I cannot firmly tie Joseph or James Harvey to Madison. Just taking a shot with the info about John.
Searching for relatives of Jacob Church JACKSON b. 1861, AR d. 1936,
Sister Synthia JACKSON BUZZARD d. Aft. 1936, MO.
Father - ?? JACKSON b. In TN (possibly from Pinson, Madison Co)
CHASE family may be relatives.
Family from TN>AR>MO
Tammy Jackson Wild
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 00:56:27 EST 1998
Looking for the families of William M. Knight, born in 1788 in VA/NC.
married Mary Turberville in Nashville in 1814 and is in Madison Co by
1825. His children: Margret L Knight FLEMMING B. 1819, Charles T.
KNIGHT b. 1820, Mary E. Knight MIDGETT b. 1823, R. Jane Knight
MEDLIN b. 1824, Rebecca L. KNIGHT b.1825(never married). Also two
other possible children - James M. Knight b. 18 15, Thomas Knight
b.1816. I have researched this family for 15 years and have lots of
to share. One other family ties in - Charles T. KNIGHT married Mary
HOPPER, who is the daughter of Turly HOPPER of Madison Co. in 1850
Lela Knight Ashburn
-- P.O. Box 332, McCrory, AR 72101
Submitted on Fri Feb 20 02:26:21 EST 1998
Need info on Carl JENNINGS and wife, Ethel. They are listed on the
1929 Jackson City directory, living on 437 S.Liberty. They are
related to Mary Jane (MEDLIN) WALLACE. Mary Jane MEDLIN married
Sam WALLACE after 1918. Mary Jane sold her house to Carl and Ethel
JENNINGS for $1.00, prior to her death. It is possible that either
Ethel JENNINGS was a child of Margret MEDLIN. Margret MEDLINS
spouse is unknown. Margret MEDLIN was a sister to Mary Jane
MEDLIN. Any bit of info would be helpful.
Lela Knight Ashburn
-- P.O. Box 332 , McCrory, AR 72101
Submitted on Fri Feb 20 01:59:28 EST 1998
Robert J HAYES was a teacher in the Jackson High School in the 1906
era. He had a daughter Elizabeth Pauline HAYES born Nov 1889 and son
Robert E. HAYES, born Oct 1887, who studied law in 1916-17 at
Cumberland Univ. He had a stepdaughter, Lucille Cotten, who married
William R. Sparkman, who worked in a funeral home in Jackson
-- 2721 Chama N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110
Submitted on Thu Feb 19 17:56:07 EST 1998
Hester Ann HALTON/M was born in TN January 26, 1821 and married
George R.SCOTT in Madison Co. Feb. 14, 1839. Possible that she was
the daughter of William HALTOM b. 1797 NC and Priscilla LundieHARRIS
born March 9, 1797 in Montgomery, Richland Co. SC. Can anyone
confirm this? Hester Ann died probably in Fayette Co. between
Genevieve Scott Bell
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 16:26:00 EST 1998
MITCHELL name in Madison and Henderson counties or links to the same
Charles M. Mitchell
Submitted on Thu Feb 12 07:00:50 EST 1998
Searching for record of Benjamin BROOKS & wife Adoline (HORN) BROOKS.
In 1830 resided in Madison or Davidson County. Son: Samuel Montagne
BROOKS born 1830. About 1850, Samuel & brother James G. migrated to
Texas, where I pick up story.
-- 339 Center Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233
Submitted on Tue Feb 10 21:39:32 EST 1998
Searching for the parents of Sylvanius Taylor who married Henrietta
J. Kirby on 10/12/1850 in Madison Co. They were listed in Haywood
Co.with the Miles family(relatives of Henrietta), according to the
Haywood Co, Tenn. census of 1850.
-- 201 Southcross Rd., Georgetown, TX 78628
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 19:57:51 EST 1998
Descendants of Charles Croom
1 Charles Croom 1791 - 1863
. +Cival Nancy Hines 1798 - 1885
........ 2 Isaac Croom Abt 1820 - Aft. 1870
............ +Ann Abt 1820 - Aft. 1870
........ 2 William Croom 1823 - Aft. 1860
........ 2 Joseph Croom 1832 - Aft. 1870
............ +Julia A. E. 1839 - Aft. 1870
........ 2 Benjamin F. Croom 1837 - 1907
........ 2 Jesse Croom 1840 - Aft. 1870
............ +N. 1842 - Aft. 1870
Wayne, NC, & Jackson, Madison, TN
I would be happy to exchange with you on this line.
Helen Nichols Battleson
-- Hewick Plantation, POB 82, Urbanna, VA 23175-0296
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 20:43:33 EST 1998
David & Linda Hassell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on the mother of my great grandfather, Claude
Sharp ROLLINS, born March 1882, died Sept. 18, 1910 in Beech Ridge,
Illinois (head-on train collision), buried in Hollywood Cemetery (we think,
have been told his wife, Lottie had him dug up and moved to another
location in Jackson). Lived at 135 West Orleans in Jackson, TN. His
father was Thomas ROLLINS, born 1856. He had brothers with the initials of
A.H. and J. ROLLINS.
In the 1900 census Claude was shown living with his father Thomas,
step-mother Neely and step-brother Willie.
Thanks!!!! Linda Nell Hassell, Leakey, Texas
I am researching the name Calvin HAMMER who appears in the 1830
Madison County, TN Federal Census, age 60-70. A female is listed as
age 50-60. I am looking for information on this family. I am also
looking for information on Allen HAMMER who was born in Madison
County. I am trying to find Elisha HAMMER (my Great-Grandfather) who
moved to Texas.
-- 865 Gem Drive, Roseburg, OR 97470-9383
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 01:08:05 EST 1998
I would like information on Edward Tate RAGLAND. His wife's name was
Airnetia. They had a son named Gary. They lived in Jackson but when
died he was buried in Dyersburg. I need information on his family and
especially his Father and Mother.
Submitted on Tue Feb 3 12:48:29 EST 1998
I need the location for the Bemis Cemetery---is there more than one?
I am looking for information on a tombstone for Olivia JORDAN,
approximately 10 years of age, died in early 1900's. Am also
researching James Edward JORDAN, Olivia ROACH, Rebecca KILPATRICK
and H. H. STOWE. All lived in Hardeman or Madison Counties. Thanks
Submitted on Mon Feb 2 18:48:02 EST 1998
Re: family of Jim GRIFFEY/GRIFFIN, born before 1869, either in TN or
in Ireland; killed by a falling tree before 15 April 1869, possibly
in Madison, Henderson or Cannon County, TN. Married Elvira (Elveria)
CARDER, also born before 1869 in TN or Ireland. An "Elvira Griffin"
appeared in the 1870 Madison County Census. Seek information re:
Jim GRIFFEY/GRIFFIN and Elvira/Elveria CARDER GRIFFEY/GRIFFIN,
including place of death and burial, and their children, including
Anthony Thomas GRIFFEY, and possibly Joe GRIFFEY.
Mary Estes Lovett
-- 3629 Moultrie Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117-5619
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 17:27:48 EST 1998
1830 Census of Madison Co. lists Henry E. Oldham, wife Isabella
_______, son, William Tolbert. Any info on this family who were in
Panola Co., MS census by 1850 would be appreciated.
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 12:24:24 EST 1998
I am looking for the location of a Birmingham Family Cemetary
supposed to be about 20 mi out of Jackson. I am also interested in
info about James or Maul James BIRMINGHAM, b. ca 1820/30. He was
married to a woman of either Cherokee or Chickasaw heritage. I do not
know her name but am very interested to know. The couple seperated
but had three children, George, John, and James Emery Birmingham. The
Native American wife also had a daughter named Nancy RHODES. The
family moved to Lawrence Co., AR btw 1850-54. Maul James' father may
be: E.S. Emery BIRMINGHAM,
b. 1794 in KY, wife Emma (from Madison Co. TN 1850 census).
Or John BIRMINGHAM b. 1801, wife Elizabeth. Sons: Coleman, Lafayette,
James. Any info on these people or the Birmingham Cemetary would be
greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Eric Earl Birmingham
-- 1472 Martha Dandridge Circle, Dandridge!
, TN 37725
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 17:40:56 EST 1998
I have a very old picture, that was given to me by my grandfater
William Marse BESHIRES's sister.This picture is of my great grand
mother & father,Lucinda DANIEL & Christopher Columbus "Lum" BESHIRES,
sometimes spelled BESHIERS, BOSHERS, or BRASHERS.In this picture,my
grandmother is wearing a NativeAmer.dress and her hair is in 2
braids. She also has a bead necklace on. I am at a lose as to which
nation she belongs.Her mother was Nancy "Nann" HANKINS and father
James William DANIEL.He was from Madison Co.I think that she got her
Native Amer. heritage, through her mother, as tradition dictates.I
also have a picture of Lucinda's sister,Alice HENSON,in a dress that
appears to be of Native Amer.in nature.Is there anyone who can help
me with this, by looking at the style of these dresses?I can send
pictures via e-mail.Lum and Lucinda were married in Hardeman Co. on
.Chester Co.Lum's parents lived in Hardin Co.,at Shiloh
Park,in the peach orchard cabin,1862.Please help with any history of
-- 39 Karen St., Brighton, TN 38011
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 14:52:41 EST 1998
Looking for information/parents of NOAH JOHNSON, husband of
EMILY ROE...ca1860/70...son JOHN N JOHNSON of Jackson,Tn
b1852,d1924...member of the Second Baptist Church, Jackson...dau
MRS W T MAYS who lived in Jackson in 1924 and EMILY LOUISE
JOHNSON BLALOCK who married JOHN ERWIN BLALOCK in Dec1876....the
BLALOCKS had a boarding house in Jackson about
1910......Please Help..I'm at a dead end
-- 219 Market, Baird, TX 79504
Submitted on Fri Jan 30 21:30:53 EST 1998
Wendy Anderson Mon Jan 27
STEPHENS, MILLER, STEPHENSON, WICKS, 'Holly Hill', 'Willowbanks'
I would like to share information on any of the following.
William H. STEPHENS, b.1816 in MD, married at 'Holly Hill' near
Jackson to Barbara MILLER, b.1820 in Knoxville. Their children,
all born at 'Holly Hill' or 'Willowbanks', were: Mary L. b.1840;
William b.1843 married Sally STEPHENSON in 1876; Albert b.1846
married to Matilda Jarvis WICKS in 1870; Charles b.1848; Harry
b.1859; Richard b.1862; Kate and Leonidas, twins, b.1866. The
family lived in the Jackson area until they moved to CA. in the
I am also very interested in any info. about or references to
'Holly Hill' and 'Willowbanks'.
MASON, James Edgar; born 4-1836 in Williamson county, Tenn. Died6-29-1911, in Jackson, Tenn. He married Susan Halfacre of Williamson County. Children: William b. 1865, Nancy b. 1867, Martha b. 1868,Judy b. 1870, Rosa b. 1872, Harvey b. 1874, Florence b. 1876, Vivianb. 1879, Jocob b. 1884, Parker b. 1886, Richard A. b. 1887, Norman b.1891, and James David b. 1863........Any info will be greatly appreciated.MASON, WAYNICK, WARREN, ROSEM
Seeking family of Mary Ann DENT born 4 Apr 1824 in SC or TN, married
Elbert EARLY 23 May 1830 Holly Springs, Marshall Co, MS. Her parents
may have been William & Hepsobah DENT. There are 3 DENT females in
the Madison Co marriage records -- Caroline DENT married Philip M MAY
in May 1830, Frances DENT married James CARADINE in Dec 1843, and
Martha E DENT married John DENT in Nov 1847. Any links?
Honey Lanham Dodge
-- 3988 Goodfellow Drive, Dallas, TX 75229
Submitted on Mon Jan 26 00:11:23 EST 1998
Seeking any info on Hannah GIBSON who died in Madison co in 1847.
Believe her maiden name was BRITT, and that she was from NC. Married
first William LONGMIRE who died in Bedford co 1815, after they had 5
children including Joseph, William, Peggy. She married 2nd (James?)
GIBSON. They may have lived in Jackson co, Ala before coming to
Madison co. She had 2 GIBSON children including Ruth Elizabeth who
married Robert William BURNS who came from Wayne co, NC about 1829
with parents Pharaoh and Ava/Avey (TAYLOR) BURNS, and sister Zipha
BURNS ALTMAN. Other children m STILLWELL, WILLIAMS, WEBB possibly
also PENN. Her death caused several lawsuits about property still
owned in Bedford co.
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 15:26:12 EST 1998
I am looking for information on Reuben DOCKINS and Rhody HANKINS,
parents of the girls. Any information would be appreciated. Susanna
DOCKINS was born in Madison Co., TN 20 January 1828.
Reuben /DOCKINS/ (father); Rhody /HANKINS/ (mother). She
married Jonas Swingler PIPKIN in Gibson Co., Tenn, 13 October 1850.
She died 19 August 1909 in Goddard, KS, at 81 years of age. She also
had a sister Louisa Jane DOCKINS born in Gibson Co., TN 24 February
1825, died 29 July 1859 in Medina, Tennessee, at 34 years of age.
She married John Danville PIPKIN in Gibson Co., TN, 25 September
1851. I am looking for information on Reuben DOCKINS and Rhody
HANKINS, parents of the girls. Any information would be appreciated.
Connie Goins Ardrey
-- 709 West Waco, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 10:15:11 EST 19!
I am trying to find a connections between the Mayo's of Madison
County, Tennessee(Jackson) and the General Sevier.
-- 2708 Pinetree Lane, Huntsville, AL 35810
Submitted on Wed Jan 21 16:15:27 EST 1998
Looking for descendants of Percy GLISTON of Jackson, Madison Co.,
TN., who lived there in 1914.. He married a dau of E. F. ELKIN.
Their children in 1914 were: Forest Lynn, & Frances.
Please contact me at CFran66@aol.com Thank you!
Carol L. Franklin
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 14:32:36 EST 1998
Edwin R. CLEMENT, CSA Capt. Marshall's Co. Artillery, listed in
National Archives military record as sent to hospital in Jackson, Oct
23, 1862, not heard from since. Could this have been the Beauregard
Hospital in Jackson, TN? CLEMENT from Gibson co. TN, and was married
in Madison co. to Mary A. T. MC CULLOCH. Can anyone help me find
great-grandpa Edwin? Thanks, Mary CLEMENT DOUGLASS
Mary Clement Douglass
-- 259 N. Kansas Ave., Salina, KS 67401-8515
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 18:12:08 EST 1998
Looking for any information: Mary Edna DAVIS, b. mid 1800's,
Cherokee, married Hiram MELTON. Children were Mary Edna Melton (my
grandmother), b. about 1890 to 1902 in Jackson TN, and possibly,
Ludiebell (?), Walter, and Sadie. Sibling names are "tradition" told
to my grandmother by Mrs. Rosa Butler, to whom she was adopted/sold
at about age 4(?).
-- 1335 W. Dolphin Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 14:06:38 EST 1998
BUSSLER, Paul Elias died in Jackson TN Sept. 27, 1950. I am looking
for obituraries and death records of Paul. I am told he was found
dead in a motel in Jackson, TN but cremated in Memphis. Paul was born
Oct.31, 1896. His first known wife was Christine Fischer Bussler
from Evansville, IN.and their children include: Rudyard, Mary, and
Lewis. His second wife was Florence Summers Bussler from West
Frankfort, IL. Their children include Sherry, Jay, and Paula Ann.
I am his grandson, Ronald Arthur Bussler.
-- PO Box 422, Cave Spring, GA 30124
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 11:11:15 EST 1998
I'm looking for information on Berry DAVIS and his wife Artellia
BOSWELL DAVIS. Her father is Thomas BOSWELL of Henderson Co., Tenn.
Berry DAVIS was in Madison Co. since 1835. There children were Jane
Brazillia DAVIS, Amanda, Sarah F., James E., Minerva, Artellia F.,
Louisa B., Eugenia C., Mary A. 1850 census in Madison Co. Any info
David & Tim Richardson
-- 39 Turkey Creek Dr. , Newnan, GA 30263
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 21:05:47 EST 1998
I am searching for MARY HATHAWAY who married MILTON ABLE BROWN 1866
MADISON CO. TN. She may have been from MADISONVILLE, but I believe
they were married in MADISON CO. TN. THANK YOU
ROSELL MOBBS ISAAC
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 18:26:45 EST 1998
I am searching for my grandfather and g-granfather, MILTON ABLE BROWN
and SAMUEL BERKET BROWN.
They lived in MADISON CO. TN about 1845. Thank you
ROSELL MOBBS ISAAC
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 18:17:44 EST 1998
Stewart, Bartolmew Grayson came to Madison in 1821 is noted in the Madison Co. History Book. Would like to contact descendants or other conections of his father, William Stewart, Sr. Va. Rev Solider or his brother Andrew Stewart.
Larry D. Stewart
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 22:53:50 EST 1998
Interested in any and all PLUNK family history/genealogy in Madison, Chester, and Henderson counties! Please pile it on. My adopted daughter's natural father was Philip Rex Plunk born 7/12/1958. His mother was Nadine Plunk. Who were her parents? Any pedigrees on Phillip Rex Plunk eagerly sought. Thanx!
Keith W. Fletcher
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 21:36:16 EST 1998
My mother's family in Medina area as far back as I can find so far. Several connections to the Watt family, my gfather Archie Watt, and my gmother Vera Thedford. Have alot of info on both sides plus some connected families.
Cindy Conard -- 1013 Blue Spring Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Correction for my e-mail address: email@example.com.(Only two
Submitted on Mon Feb 2 22:29:23 EST 1998
I am seeking name of HON. JOHN B. CROSS'S daughter who married DAVID MCCAW and names of their children, if any. She was born in 1821 and died July 20, 1898. JOHN B. CROSS lived in Jackson. I will appreciate any help.
Submitted on Sat Jan 10 22:27:18 EST 1998
I am looking for any information about the LEATHERS family in Jackson, Tn. My greatgrand mother was Susie LEATHERS who was married to William Norwood JONES. Her brother was called "Raz". I know she had a sister Alice.
Submitted on Sat Jan 10 15:42:48 EST 1998
Researching Katherine Louise DRAKE born in Aberdeen , Monroe County, MS on 3 June, 1891 and was married to Thomas Woodrow "Woodie" JONES in 1909. Also need info on her brother,Ernest Lee DRAKE born 29 Dec,1889 in Aberdeen,MS. Both lived in Jackson from 1920's -1950's. E.L DRAKE owned a movie theater in Jackson. Katherine buried in Hollywood Cemetery. Does anyone know if "Woodie" JONES or Ernest Lee DRAKE are buried there as well
Looking for the dates of birth and death on Camilee MCMACKINS ROBERTS
who is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson (Madison County)
Tennessee. She was married to Joseph Woodson Roberts.
Lynda Smith -- RR 2 Box 474, Tuttle, OK 73089
Submitted on Fri Jan 2 12:49:58 EST 1998
05 Jan 1998
SLATE, Lambeth College
In about 1870, my g-grandmother, Bettie Slate, was sent to school at the
age of 14 to the Memphis Conference Female Institute in Jackson. I
believe the name was later changed to Lambeth College.
Michael Hailey 05 Jan 1998
This is my first time to search Madison County. The trail of my family has led here I believe but I could use some help. Is there anyone who does look-ups from census records? We have the 1850 and 1860 Sistler for Tennessee and his head of household for 1870. There are some entries on that 1870 that could be extremely important to my research. They are listed in order of importance as follows:
Madison County 1870
HALEY, G. 45, MA-372
HAILY, D. 41, MA-158
HALEY, WM. 48, MA-307
HAILEY, T. 13, MA-278
HAYLEY, J. T. 38, MA-307
HALEY, T. 55, P, MA-404
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