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No. 1 HUGHES: Harrison HUGHES, b. 1816 TN, wife Thelma (Thaney) CLAYTON b. 1823 TN. ch. John, b. Monroe Co., TN 1842; Mahala m. Martin CHEEK; Martha m. "Alec" RYMER; Elizabeth m. Frederick GOFORTH; Elijah b. 1850; Elugh b. 1853; Fanny b. 1856. Lived Polk County. TN 1850-60. Argued over war and split up. Thaney, Elijah, Elugh and Fanny went 'West". Where exactly? Sandra Evans Smith, 2400 Lysle Lane, Norwood, OH 45212.

No. 2 GRIFFITH: Please help me fulfill promise to 96 year old Dad to find who parents and siblings of his grandfather, John M. GRIFFITH, b. 1815 NC. James and Nancy GRIFFITH lived next door in 1850 Gilmer Co. GA census and were recently discovered to have relocated to PolkCounty by 1860. Was this family related to John M. and Jane Ann ROGERS GRIFFITH?  Marian Presswood, 514 Oak Grove Rd., Benton, TN 37307.

No. 3 RIGGINS:  Seek info on Clemmie 'Cleo" RIGGINS b. April 12, 1898 Copperhill TN. Polk Co. first wife of Rev. Willie HUTCHENS. Need names of Clemmie's parents. Was she of Indian ancestry? Allen Levy, 4324 Sendero Drive, Austin, TX 78735-6322.

No. 4 QUINN: Looking for any info on Peter P. QUINN b. 1860 m. Sarah ? had ch. Burrell, William Jackson, James Montgomery, Rebecca, Hugh Martin. Lived Copperhill, TN. Willard Quinn, 1066 Cohutta Beaverdale Rd., Conutta, GA 30710.

No. 5 PICKEL, BORING, DODSON:  Need marriage and death dates for Isaac PICKEL who m. Martha DODSON in Polk or McMinn Co. Isaac d. abt. 1894, bu. Carlock Cem - no marker.  Martha was the dau. of Mandy BORING. Will pay copy cost and share info. Viola PICKEL, 820 E. Grand, Clovis, NM 88101.

No. 6 ADDISON: Lott ADDISON and wife, Mahala, in Bradley Co. Census 1850, Polk Co., 1870
Where in 1860? Help please. John Lazarus Hall, 3400 Hall Rd. Hiram GA 30141-3606.

No. 7 ROGERS: Travis ROGERS b. May 27, 1804, d. 9 March 189, m. Fannie MORRISON, both buried Zion Cem. Polk County. Looking for parents or siblings of Travis. Any info appreciated. Paul Trew,  Benton TN 37307 <paultrew@comcast.net>

No. 8 GOFORTH: Any info on Josiah GOFORTH, b. 1797 Sevier Co., TN d. June 19, 1881 Polk Co., TN, bu. Old Parks Cem. m. Easter Heifner b. ca 1815 in Jefferson County. TN. Also need info on Willam 'Bill' Bayless BREEDEN of Greasy Creek, TN. Scotty Breeden, P. O. Box 265, Benton, TN 37307.

No. 9 EVERETT, SEWELL:  Need parents and birth date of James SEWELL, b. McMinn Co., TN who m. Susan EVERETT. James died 1894, where  buried? Evelyn CRONAN, Oak Grove Rd. Benton, TN 37307 <ecronan@volfirst.net>

No. 10 BENTON, LANKFORD: Need any information on David Washington BENTON who died in Benton, April 1860.  Who was his wife? Also seeking info on son David W., Jr., and Mary Elizabeth LANKFORD. Gladly pay postage, reimburse for copies, etc., Joyce L. ALBRECT, 7222 W. Hillside Rd. Crystal Lake, IL 60012.

No. 11 CAIN, CHILDERS, MORGAN, THOMPSON, UNDERWOOD, SMITH, MIZE: Want to correspond with anyone researching descendants of these families: Leonard and Nancy (dau. of Josiah CHILDERS, Sr.) CAIN. Listed 1830 McMinn Co. TN census, also 1841 Polk Co. delinquent tax list. John and Elizabeth CHILDERS MORGAN. She was a sister to Nancy CAIN. John and Harriett Emeline (sister to Martha THOMPSON) both bu. Greasy Creek, Polk Co. TN. Frances M. and Schreptia (sister to Martha THOMPSON) UNDERWOOD, He's buried Union Chapel, McMinn Co., TN. John and(1) Margaret Ann 'Peggy' CHILDERS or (2) Parthenia CHILDRESS SMITH who d. abt. 1866, bu. unmarked grave Stephens Cem. Clemmer Collection lists ch. Joseph, James, Peter. John m. 2 more times. Rebecca MIZE, 78 on 1880 Polk Census living in home of Burrell CHILDRESS, listed as an aunt. He as a son to Archibald CHILDRESS. Contact Linda CHILDERS, 7891 Morten Rd. Neosho, MO 64850.

No. 12 TALLENT, STEPHENS: Jasper TALLENT m. Lizzie STEPHENS. ch. Marchie Tallent b. July 14, 1905 m. John, Ernest, Della, Emma, Fannie and Annie. Sam STEPHENS m. Tishie STONE, ch. Clyde b. October 24, 1897, George, Ann, Fred, Grace, Arthur.  Need parents and siblings of Tishie STONE. Any info appreciated. Charlotte Hall, P. O. Box 164, Benton, TN 37307.

No. 13 WADE, BASWELL: Need marriage date for Jarrett  WADE m. Eliza BASWELL, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth BASWELL who are buried in Zion Hill Cem., Polk County, TN. Ch. Mance 'Bill' and twin, Brankley Monroe WADE b. ca. 1873. Contact Cleata WADE TOWNSEND, 4409 Lonsdale Dr., Chattnooga, TN 37411.

No. 14 GILES, GILLILAND: Wm. GILES b. ca. 1772 VA and wife Sinia b. ca 1784 Cocke Co., TN. Both families were in 1840 and 1850 Polk County Census. James GILLILAND's first child was named Sinia - were Wm. and Sinia Giles James Gilliland's in-laws? Jay GRIFFIN,  155 Grandview Trace, Fayetteville, GA 30215 <jaygriffin@mindspring.com>

No. 15 DUKE: James J. DUKE b. ca. 1815 VA and wife, Margaret DARBY WILEY b. ca. 1838 were in Polk Co. TN 1880 with ch. George C. b. 1868, David L., b. ca. 1870 died 1890, Julia, b. ca. 1877 and Sarah, b. ca. 1879. They moved to Texas, did they stay or return to Polk Co., or elsewhere? Jay K. GRIFFIN, 155 Grandview Trace, Fayetteville, GA 30215, <jaygriffin@mindspring.com>

No. 16 WOOTEN: Want to contact anyone who has info on Benjamin T. WOOTEN or any of his relatives - children, grandchildren? Nancy CROSS, 3375 Dalton Pike SE, Cleveland, TN 37323.

No. 17 NELSON, ROBINS: Elbert E. NELSON b. 1836 in GA m. (1) 1856 Mahala ROBINS b. 1832 TN. Lived Polk Co., TN, he was a gold miner. Mahala d. ca. 1877. Widower Elbert moved w/ch. John H., James M., Martha J., George E., Nancy S., Caroline and Mary to Cherokee Co., NC.  He m. (2) Delila QUEEN 1882, dau of Stephen and Sallie QUEEN. Who were Mahala's parents and siblings? Did Elbert's parents and siblings ever reside in Polk Co.? Sandra Evans Smith, CG, 2400 Lysle Lane. Norwood OH 45212-1222.

No. 18 QUEEN, STEWART: Stephen QUEEN b. 1820 m. (1) 1838 at Macon Co., NC to Sallie STEWART b. 1823. They moved to Polk Co., TN ca. 1848, remained until after the War then moved to Union Co., GA and Cherokee Co., NC 1880. Need Stephen and Sallie's parents and siblings. Sandra Evans Smith, CG, 2400 Lysle Lane. Norwood, OH 45212-1222.

No 19 HUGHS, CLAYTON: Harrison HUGHES b. 1816 TN, wife Thaney CLAYTON, b. 1823 TN. Harrison first moved into Polk Co. from Monroe C. abt. 1842. Who were his parents and siblings. He, wife, and three youngest ch. Elijah, Elugh and Fanny disappear from Polk Co. records after the War. Where did these five people move to? Sandra Evans Smith GC, 2400 Lysle Ln. Norwood,OH 45212-1222.

No. 20 BAKER: Seeking info on BAKER family who lived Parksville, TN in Polk Co. 1911. Mr. BAKER probably was a construction worker on the Parksville dam, possibly from York or Lancaster PA or NY. His wife died soon after dau. born May 1911. She was raised by a HICKS family and never knew her parents' name. Please help. Melvin Mason, 14390 E. Marina Drive -104, Aurora, CO 80014-3772.

No. 21 THREEWIT, STANSBURY: Seeking info on Lewis Lee THREEWIT and Solomon STANSBURY ancestors and descendants. Where did they come from and where did they go after leaving Polk County? Who are the THREEWITS buried in the THREEWIT cem. on Lucy Gibson's place, Stansbury Rd. Route 1, Box 815, Turtletown TN 37391. Contact Ancil C. Baker, 18 Don Timoteo Ct. San Rafael CA 94903-3519.

No. 22 COLE, HENSON:Searching for my ancestor, William COLE who lived Polk Co., TN ca. 1853. I descend from son John who m. Phebe Gassaway and their son John Dallas COLE b. May 16, 1874 Polk Co. John m. twice, 1st to Minda, and had son Clarence in 1897; m. 2nd to Rocia HENSON who may have been Native American. Any info appreciated. Deborah Thomas, 2921 Hurlstone Ct. Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

No. 23 GREENResearching Thomas and Elisha GREEN families that arrived Polk County TN late 1830s. Larry W. Curtis, 2381 Daugherty Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

No. 24 PARKS, CAMPBELL: Interested in corresponding with anyone regarding Cynthia PARKS who m. Anderson CAMPBELL. Ellen Campbell, 2918 Varnell Rd. SW, Cleveland, TN 37311.

No. 25 LEA and PEARSON: Looking for parents of both Andrew J. LEA b. 30 Mar. 1825 in TN and wife Louiza Jane Marian PEARSON, b. 25 Sept. 1832. They were in Polk Co. in 1850, then moved to Murray Co. GA. Teri ADAMS, 114 S. Main St., Weaverville, NC 28787-9207.

No. 26 QUINN and ROGERS: I would like to know about Ashford QUINN, my great-great-grand father and where he came from.  I would also like to find out more about my grandmother, Sarah E. ROGERS, b. Aug. 15, 1877, d. June 2, 1972 and where shew as from. She m. Nov. 3, 1894. William Humphrey QUINN b. 1865 d. 1952. Robert QUINN, 2302 Lee Dr., Arnold, MO  63010-1607.

No. 27 GRIFFITH: Still looking for parents or siblings of John M. GRIFFITH b. 1815 in NC m. Jane Ann ROGERS, dau. of Hugh and Anna BRYSON ROGERS in 1842. Lived in Fannin Co., GA at junction of Big Creek and Toccoa River. Marian Bailey Presswood, 514 Oak Grove Rd., Benton, TN 37307.

No. 28 WILSON & HOWELL: Would like to contact descendants of Hamilton WILSON and DOROTHY HOWELL WILSON in 1850 Polk county TN census. Dorothy was widow of Robert HOWELL. She may have been a VANN. Daughter Helen, m. Isaac NICHOLSON. Need proof that Hamilton was in Polk Co. by 1840. Evelyn CRONAN, Route 1, Box 555, Benton, TN 3730.

No. 29 ROBERTS & GABBARD:Looking for any information on Nathanial ROBERTS of NC and his wife, Elizabeth GABBARD of KY. Their son, George W. ROBERTS, my g-g-grandfather, on his Civil War records, claimed that he was b. Feb. 10, 1848 in Benton, TN. Happy to pay for copies and time. Michael J. FITZGERALD, Ph. D., 2817 Hillside Dr. Hattiesburg, MS 39401.

No. 30 JOHNSTON: Need any info on Pulaski Lafayette JOHNSTON b. 17 Sept. 1888 and Sallie E. BALLARD JOHNSTON b. Jan. 1854; m. 28 Feb. 1872 adn d. 26 Feb. 1874. Was Sally E. BALLARD an Indian? Bill Dewey, 805 West Beach, Duncan, OK 73533.

No. 31 BRADFORD: Can anyone help me find the siblings and parents of my great-great- grandfather, Samuel (?) BRADFORD b. 1804 NC, a carpenter in Monroe Co. TN. He married Mahala, b. 1810 VA. My great-grandfather was Napoleon Bonaparte BRADFORD b. Sept. 1, 1838, d. Feb. 23, 1878 McMinn Co, TN who m. Marline (Mary L.) BROWDER, b. Dec. 28, 1844 or 45 and d. October 18, 1870. My grandfather, George Green BRADFORD was b. April 17, 1870, d. Jan. 11, 1948 and m. Sarah (Sallie) Jane KEITH b. July 4, 1877, d. July 15, 1920. They lived in Bradley Co., TN. Sarah Moody STINNETT, 217 Glensara Drive, Charleston, TN 37310.

No. 32 MOORE: Looking for William C. MOORE b. 3 July 1828 Lebanon, PA. Thought to be living in Benton in 1893 through at least 1906. Anyone having information please contact Terri JORDAN, 12 Illini Dr., Decatur, IL 62521.

No. 33 ADAMS, IVY, BLANKENSHIP, SAMPLES:  Would like to share research on Sarah BLANKENSHIP SAMPLES and related C. L. ADAMS family living in Polk in 1850. John C. L. (Levi) m. Elizabeth McALLISTER. Sadie M. Starns HOKE, 26207 N. 3600 E. Rd., Buckingham, IL 60917.

No. 34 DAVIS, DILLARD, CORNETT, CHASTAIN: Researching Elisha DAVIS and Mary Lyons DAVIS, parents of Katherine DAVIS DILLARD. Also Elijah Cullen CORNETT, b. abt. 1781 and William CHASTAIN the father of Altha M. CHASTAIN. Does anyone know if there was a Chief FOOTE in North GA between 1860 and 1890? Mary ELMORE, 3110 Brunswick St., Knoxville, TN 37917.

No. 35 RAMSEY: Looking for descendants of Edmond RAMSEY and Sallie LONG WALKER RAMSEY. Children: John Walker, Rebecca Jane (my grandmother who m. Orlando HUGHES of Bradley Co. TN) Thomas Lewis, Nancy Catherine, Martha Ann, James H., Edmond Daugherty, Russell Reneau, George Alfred, William Rush and Robert Atkins. I want to buy the Ramsey Family Genealogical Book. I would like to find a picture of Rebecca Jane Ramsey. Bonnie BONSELL- SALYER,  Birdsong Lane, Mena AR 71953.

No 36 JONES, BURNS, THURMAN, REDDAN:  Wanted! Help on these families: Jonas JONES who m. Margaret Ann THURMAN (1868) dau. of John "Buck" THURMAN and Lettie REDDAN (1838). Lettie m. 2nd Jackson "Jack" CARTER. Other ch. were Nancy (1861) who m. Magee (?) FALLS, and John (1864) who m. Bettie NEUBBY.  Jackson and Lettie CARTER had one son, James Harrison (1878) who m. Cordie FORE.
   Letissa REDDAN'S father was from Ireland; he married and had five children and then disappeared on a trip. Lettie's son, John THURMAN (1864) was living with Burt REDDAN (1848) and family which included his mother, Matilda REDDAN in the 1880 Polk Co. census.  I believe this is Lettie's family, but have no proof. These family and related lines lived in Polk, Fannin, Cherokee circle.  Will exchange info and/or pay postage and copy costs. Judith JONES DAVIS, 800 Co. Rd 336, Chelsea, AL 35043 <JudyJDavis@aol.com>

No. 70 LEE, THOMAS, DILLINGHAM, STEWART:  Looking for descendants of John and Elizabeth (LLOYD) LEE, both born ca. 1780s and living in Polk County in 1850.  Their dau. Mary LEE, died at Old Fort in 1914, age 96. She was m. 1839 to Elisha THOMAS.  Their dau. Sarah m. 1865 to James DILLINGHAM of Rabun Co. GA and had son, Elonzo DILLINGHAM that's buried at Reliance Cemetery.  Also looking for relatives of Elonzo STEWART, who had son, Hobart STEWART.  Caleb TEFFETELLER, 2607 Tuckaleechee Pk. Maryville, TN 37803.

No. 71 EDWARDS, JOHNSTON:  Seeking info on James C.M. EDWARDS, b. 1827 who m. Elizabeth M. JOHNSTON, b. 1827. Need marriage record, perhaps late 1840s.  Elizabeth is dau. of John Hamilton and Kiziah ROWAN JOHNSTON.  They were in Polk County  in 1850, and in Monroe by 1860.  Larry J. EDWARDS, 4429 Picadilly Court, Fort Collins, CO 80526.

No. 72 HUGHES:  Need help with parents, siblings, and children of Josiah and Patsey HUGHES who were living in Polk County in 1850 - 1860.  Their son, Samuel Price, was my g-g-grandfather.  Samuel m. Mary 'Polly' SHELBY.  Thanks for any help. Betty KIRBY, P.O. Box 424, Blessing, TX 77419.

No. 73  CHAMBERS, DUNN, LEADFORD: Looking for any info on the DUNN, CHAMBERS or LEADFORD families.  Daniel C. 'Budd' DUNN, b. abt. 1872 in TN d. 3 Apr. 1919 in Polk Co.  He m. Martha 'Mattie' CHAMBERS, b. ca 1868, d. between 1910-1920.  Mattie was married previously to James LEADFORD.  Ch. of Daniel and Mattie were Earl, Val, Joe, Effie and Lora.  Anything on these families - no mater how remote- would be appreciated.  Tim BARRY, 2219 Paris Drive, Louisville, KY 40218.    email address <Tbarry4030@aol.com>

All of the above names are French Hugenots, and there are many more - many who came to East TN.  Should you like to know more about and honor your Hugenot ancestors, especially those of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia, and be a member of this distinguished group, contact Barbara J. McCOIN, 312 Seven Oaks Trail, Knoxville, TN 37922.

No 75 AIKENS, COUCH:  Researching Samuel AIKENS who had daughter, Maud Louise b. ca 1880.  She m. 1897 Meigs Co., TN to Samuel Lea GROSS  b. 1875.  Moved OK, d. typhoid 1909. Is Samuel AIKENS the same  one in Bradley Co. 1880 census w /son James b. 1882.  Also looking for  John Harrison COUCH b. 1857 m. Josie COOK 1888 Meigs Co. Will gladly exchange info. Thanks! Mary STEPHENS, 844 Belvoir Crest Drive Chattanooga, TN 37412.

No 76 PROFFITT, BAXTER, HARRISON, LILLARD:  Looking for parents of Reuben HARRISON  who m. Eliza BAXTER.  Please contact Juanita HURST, 10402 Chapman Hwy. Seymour, TN 37865.

No. 77 HOOPER, HILLIARD, EATON, RYMER: Seeking info on Absolam HOOPER, b. 1807 who married a RYMER; also Sarah HOOPER, b. 1795  who married a SHELTON and moved to McMinn by 1830.  Possible siblings of Andrew HOOPER, b.  between 1805 - 1810.  Would dearly love to know the parents of these! Any help appreciated. Other surnames: McPherson, Cross, Maxwell, Seabourn, Wilhite, Carlton, Looney, Chamberlain and Ketner. CJ GIARRATANO, 19054 East Stanford, Auora, CO, 80015.  e-mail address: <GiarsCJRJ@aol.com>

No 78 BORING, ROGERS, MITCHELL:  Would like to contact anyone researching Newton J. BORING and/or Mary  BORING who m. James ROGERS in 1871.  Also need to know where Maranda BORING is in 1860 with his wife, Elizabeth and family - can't seem to find him in Polk County.  Mitzi BAME, P.O. Box 1820. Tappahannock, VA 22560. <mbame@yahoo.com>

No 79 BEARFIELD, HENSON, VERNER Looking for divorce records on William BEARFIELD and Bertha HENSON (1938). Any help on these families greatly appreciated. Jane LASLEY P.O. Box 821 Soddy Daisy, TN 37379-0821  e-mail  <Zoe520@aol.com>

No 80 PEARCE, MASON:  Need proof that Lewis PEARCE is father of John and William PEARCE who were in Polk County in 1850, and David PEARCE who was in Smith Co., TX by 1850.  MASON is a related family. Any info appreciated. Doris Barfield SANDERS, 12504 FM RD 920, Weatherford, TX 76088.

No 81 MOSES, JONES:  Barbara MOSES , said to be full-blood Cherokee m. H.H. JONES Jan. 3, 1840 in Monroe Co., TN but lived in Polk County until 1845. Any help on these families greatly appreciated. Linda STEVENS, 2508 Wismer Rd. Overland, MO, 63114. e-mail <Sina28@aol.com>

No. 82  MIOLEN, JONES, LAWSON, FOUTS,  KENDRICK: Is the Mahala LAWSON who is a charter member of Old Ocoee Baptist Church  in 1836  the same person who was born in 1825 and married Thomas KENDRICK?   Who was Stephen LAWSON also on same list? Also researching Solomon FOUTS who m. Minerva YANTZ and lived in Polk Co., TN and Murray Co., GA. My JONES line may be from Thomas, original settler of Polk County.  Is Robert JONES, husband of Jane GREEN ? a son of Thomas.  They had ch. Winnie, Willie Mae, Elzine, Bessie. Janet KENDRICK, 1546 Moffett Rd. Ceres, CA, 95307 -1722.  e-mail <pkendrick@juno.com>

No. 83 HOOD, SUMMY:  Rufus HOOD, son of Robert and Mary HOOD  in Polk County in 1850, m. Catherine SUMMY  and was in Cherokee Co., TX by 1851 with dau. Molly who was b. TN.  Any help on siblings would be greatly appreciated. Who was Robert Hood's parents? Does anyone know what happened to  Robert and Mary after 1860, or have death dates?  Patrick BOSSART, 13435 Wileyl <pebossart@msn.com>

No 84  STEPHENSON, HANNAH. GUINN, HARRIS:   My g-g-grandfather was Elijah H. STEPHENSON, son of William and Jane HARRIS STEPHENSON.  He m. Miriam Elizabeth HANNAH.  My great-grandfather, Elisha  L. STEPHENSON b. 1875  m. Minnie Ida GUINN. Would like to contact anyone who is researching this family. Parks STEPHENSON, 8 Hingham Lane, Berlin, MD 21811.  e-mail < parkss19@idt.net>

No 85 CHASTAIN, LONG, ROGERS:  My ancestors are Francis A. and H.A. "Abb" CHASTAIN from the Grassy  Creek section of Polk Co.  My great-grandmother was Stacie CHASTAIN who m. George LONG and then James ROGERS.  Would like to contact descendants and researchers of this CHASTAIN  family. Allison WILLIS, 1404 Baker Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.  <awillis@bellsouth.net>

No 86 LAWSON, LANE,  MELTON, McCROSKEY, STEPHENSON: Seeking info on parentage and families of Richard Tate , ( b. 1832) and Sarah Ann,( b. 1834) LAWSON.  Also need to find wife's maiden name and her family.  Ch: Rebecca Farrington, Sophronia Elrod, Mary Gossage, James Lawson, William Lawson.   Doak Watson who m. Fannie McCraw (my line); and Vinna Lee. Paula Bailey STAMPS, 840 Co. Rd. 336, Chelsea, AL 35043.

No 87 HOWELL, NICHOLSON, WILSON I am looking for Robert Henry HOWELL b. March 7, 1788, who m. Dorothy V. BRIGGS July 6, 1813 in Powhatan Co., VA and moved to Spring Place,GA in 1814 then to McMinn Co., TN where he died Jan. 30, 1834.  Dorothy m. Hamilton WILSON in Polk Co, and died there on Oct. 26, 1870. Son, Robert Nathaniel Henry HOWELL m. Elizabeth NICHOLSON and moved to TX by 1850s; in Smith C o., TX until 1870s; Comanche Co. until his death 1896.  Have info and will share on Dorothy BRIGGS, but am stuck in TN on Robert Henry HOWELL.  Any help appreciated.  Darlene TRACY, 394 E. Duane Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.    <MrsDTracy@aol.com> <http:www.familytreemaker.com/users/t/r/a/Darlene--TracyODT0001.html>

No 88 ADAMS, SHIRLEY:Need info on Oscar ADAMS b. ca 1895, probably Sale Creek in Hamilton Co., TN; son of James Calvin Sherman ADAMS and Elizabeth SHIRLEY.  Was in Clay Co. AR 1928; was known to travel a lot, but left one day and was never heard from again.  Need birth, marriage, death, will, where buried.  Will gladly pay copy cost and share info.  Sadie Starns HOKE, 26207 N. 3600 E. Rd., Buckingham, IL, 60917 .

No 89 MILLER, WEBER, CAIN, CLEMENTS, CROSS, DUGGAN, WATSON, CARDEN, LADD;  Would liketo contact anyone with info on John CARDEN, V. MILLER, Willard MILLER, Andreas WEBER, James CAIN, Humphrey Posey CLEMENTS, Jacob CROSS, Nancy DUGGAN, Coleman WATSON, and Amos LADD. Thanks!  Melinda DAY, P.O. Box 4926, Marietta, GA, 30061.

No 90 TAYLOR, CROCKETTE, COUCH, SWEENEY, BUMGARNER:     Seeking info on my g.grandparents, E.D. TAYLOR b. NC m. Amanda CROCKETTE, b. Sevier Co., TN.  Ch. Martha m. William COUCH; Nathan; Napolean m. Martha J. SWEENEY; William Scott m. 27 Apr. 1895 in Polk  Co. to Lula O.B. BUMGARNER; Wilford; Mary Jane b. 16 Sept. 1858 Polk Co. d. 20 Apr. 1924 Cleveland, TN m. 1880 to George Weir TAYLOR b. 13 June, 1855 Polk Co. d. ? Ducktown.  Terrell TAYLOR, 157 Chestuee Lane, NE Cleveland, TN 37323 -5159.

No 91 NEWMAN, ARTHUR:     Looking for info on Nimrod NEWMAN who lived Rutherford Co. NC before moving to Bedford Co. VA.   Also seeking death, burial info on Bird (Byrd) NEWMAN, who d. Grainger Co. (?) before 1815.  Spouse was Sarah ARTHUR, b. Bedford Co.  Edward NEWMAN 11878 Schold Rd. NW Silverdale, WA 98383-9502.

No 92 BRYSON, FARNER:  Need informtion on Francis M. BRYSON, born ca. 1841.  Also researching Andrew BRYSON, born 1883, died 1944 and Viney FARNER BRYSON, born 1906, died 1930.  Who were her parents?  Chloey BRYSON RATLIFF, 215 Ocean Drive, Richardson, TX 75081.

No 93 FOX:  My 5th great grandfather, Abraham FOX, Sr. had land in McMinn County, probably near or overlapping the Polk County line.  Does anyone know where this was located?  I have probate records showing his children and grandchildren seeking the land.  He may have received the land after the Civil War.  Anyone researching the Polk or McMinn County FOX family please contact me.  Thuresa FOX LATEY, 2304 Derby Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123. <TGLatey@aol.com

No 94 GILLILAND:  Requesting information on James  GILLILAND born 1812 in Tennessee, married Sarah (?) born 1815 SC. How related, if at all, to the Polk County GILLILANDS?  This family also found in Henry County, TN. Son James went to Oklahoma. Other children were John F., Elizabeth, Samuel G. Mary, Tabitha, Alexander C. and Emmantha.  James Gilliland was a preacher of the Christian Church in Henry Co.  Where was he born, or come from?  Many Thanks! E. Gerry GILLILAND, 10679 Hwy 88, Halls, TN 38040-5479.

No 95 BLACKWELL, BROWN, DUGGAN: Researching the James Wiley  BLACKWELL and Mary Polly BROWN family.  Mary was born in Georgia.  Son, John C., born 1847 or 48, was first child born in Polk County.  In 1850 the family was in the 5th Civil District next door to James DUGGAN, then moved back to GA and were in household of Juda DUGGAN. Any help or suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Jacquie LYNDE, 15707 NE Tillamook St., Portland, OR 97230.

No  96 BROWN, KILLIAN, COOKSON, VANDERGRIFF:    Does anyone know anything about a Joseph COOKSON 1798 - 1865 (?), or Jesse KILLIAN. We believe Jesse may have joined Stand Watie in the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Volunteer Co. H of the Confederate Army in 1861.  What became of him and his wife, the mother of Martha E. Killian, from the time he was in a Hamilton Co. jail and joining up with the Cherokee Army in 1861?  Leonard COOKSON/COOKSTON was born in  what would later become Polk Co. in October 1824 . Also need info on Nancy Ellen BROWN, born November 27, 1877.  Any help appreciated.  Ron LAUER, 2328 Loma Drive, Lemon Grove CA, 91945.   email < rlandeg@pacbell.net>

No 97  HORN Trying to find info, especially parents, of my ggg- grandfather, Charles Gideon HORN  who moved from Polk County to Bradley Co. and drowned about 1852 while crossing the Tennessee River near Chattanooga. Children were Thomas Jefferson, born ca. 1838, Mary Ellen, born ca. 1840, Elizabeth ca. 1842, Charles  Gideon, born January 14, 1844 and Josephine, born ca. 1850.  Contact  via email <boggess@wingnet.net> or PCHGS P.O. Box 636 Benton, TN 37307 and we will forward email for you on this query.

No 98 COOK(E), McCAY, McDANIEL:  Would like to exchange info on any COOK(E) families of Polk Co. and Fannin, Gilmer, Union, and Lumpkin Co. GA, My line is Cyrus Posey COOK, b. abt. 1818 NC, m. October 1844 to  Mary Ann WALKER b. abt.. 1828 in  Lumpkin Co. GA.  Their children were Sarah Jane who m. Will THOMPSON; Amanda Caroline m. James Baldwin WEESE; Alfred Turner m. Rhoda Ann "Martha McKAY; Nancy m. JORY; Martha, Talitha, Frances. There appears to be some relationship with a Daniel COOK(E) of Polk County whose daughter, Telitha Frances m. Harbart McKAY.  Another dau. Hester, m. a WEESE.  Thanks! James W. McDANIEL, 16 Olive Branch Lane, Paradise, CA 95969 -2240.  email <bonnyjim@aol.com>

No 99 McCAY:  Would like to exchange genealogy research with others, mainly to staighten out some misinformation about my gr-gr-grandafther, William Hill McCAY and his second wife, Temperance "Tempy" MINCEY STEP/STEPT.  Tempy was a widow that had been married to Colby STEPP and had three sons by him.  William had a son by the unknown first wife and two from  Tempy, James Turner and Rhoda Ann "Martha".  I have Bible records to prove the above and would like to make sure other researchers have the correct info.  James W. McDANIEL 16 Olive Branch Lane, Paradise, DA 95969-2240.  <bonnyjim@aol.com>

No 100 MORGAN:  Need help with John Riley and Wilma MORGAN RILEY.  Gabriel MORGAN  b. ca. 1787 SC is in 1840  and 1850 Polk Co. census, wife listed as Sarah.  Children: Albert m. Eda; James m. Mary; Malinda m. Dark CHAPMAN of  GA; Louis; Nancy.  James and Malinda moved to Fentress County , TN with families.  Alberts Family moved to Morgan Co., Louis and Nancy may have remained in Polk County.  Help appreciated. <rileyriley@aol.com> You may  send reply to PCHGS at P.O. Box 636 Benton, TN 37307, and we will forward .

                                 ~ Queries 1998 - 2000 ~

No 101 JOYCE/JOICE:  Can't eat, can't sleep, can't find what happened to my ancestor Tinsley JOYCE?JOICE who appears in the 1850 Polk Co. census age 49, with wife Parthenia, 54, both born NC.  Children in 1850 census are: Margaret L.;  Parker; Sarah L; James M. C. D.; William Anderson; Nancy A.; Jurana A.; and Mary A.  Your help with this family  greatly  appreciated! Dwight & Linda HOLLEY, 540 El Paso St. Jacksonville, TX, 75766 <hilleys@engmanor.com>

No 102 HARRISON, GILES:  Seeking contact with present day descendants of Josiah (Josire or Sy) HARRISON, ca 1790 - 1855, m. Mary "Polly" GILES, ca 1802-1884.  Family moved from Cocke to Polk County area around 1837.  Children: Noah, Adam, William, Jane m. 1st. John SMITH, then KENEDY; Isaac m. Mary LAWSON; Siney m. William GRADY; John, Benjamin died single; Margaret Emaline. (This query rerun due to errors in Feb. 1997 query.) Please contact Charles F. HARRISON, 319 Cinnamon Oak Lane, Houston, TX, 77079.

No 103 DUNN, HOLLAND, COLE:  Seeking info on the children and wives of William W. DUNN.  William, son of "Major" Daniel Richard Dunn was born Nov. 5, 1848 m. 1st Elizabeth Ann HOLLAND d/o Eliza U. and  Harphrey Holland and 2nd, Mary J. COLE.  Possible children: Mary, Daniel, E. L., W. J., A. E., John, M. C.,.  According to a notice at the time of "Major" Dunn's death, among the survivors was W. W. Dunn of Virginia.  Apparently he removed from the Polk-Murray counties sometime after 1885 and prior to 1913.  Any info would be greatly  appreciated.  Steven C. DUNN, 4908 Warbler Way, Louisville, KY 40213 or e-mail  SCD 16299@aol.com

No 104 HARTNESS, McTAGGART:  Would love to contact descendants of John W. and Sara Jane HARTNESS McTAGGART. The family appears to have moved along the usual migration trail from Cherokee, NC into Fannin County, GA and then to Polk and McMinn .  May have lived in the Reliance area of Polk County at one time. Any help appreciated. Carole NEWMAN 1128 Indiana Ave., Etowah, TN 37331.

No 105 McNABB, BURGER:    Seeking parents of my gg- grandfather, Edmond McNABB, b. ca 1822, m. Martha KILPATRICK of Cherokee Co. , NC and  d. 1912. Also looking for any info on Rosanna McNABB  who m. Abraham Burger s/o Adam and Mary HAWKINS BURGER and lived Polk Co. during 1840s. Please contact Jack JONES, 417 Springview St. SW, Decatur, AL or  email <CapnJax01@aol.com>

No 106 SIMS, PRINCE:    Seeking info on Benjamin Miles SIMS b. May 9, 1822, d. 1861; m. November 7, 1846 to  Mary An PRINCE, b. Feb. 21, 1825, d. 1864. Contact: Russell R. SIMS, 360 Sims Drive, Canton, GA, 30115.

No. 107 JENKINS, BATES: Seeking info on Samuel 'Tildon' JENKINS, born TN 1887, killed June 1925 at the age of 37; son of Jeremiah and Margaret J. Shahan JENKINS of Polk County. (Death Cert. # 172 lists Samuel's parents as Jerry Jenkins b. TN, and Sarah Leatherwood, b. SC).  Tildon married Lillie BATES, dau. of John and Mary Ann SEXTON BATES.  Any info appreciated.  Joyce Jenkins Bell Smith, 402 North Varnell Road, Tunnell Hill, GA, 30755.

No 108 CARTER, STAFFORD, GREEN:   Researching James CARTER who m. Jane HERRON.  Their son Charlie m. Maggie STAFFFORD, d/o John C. and Jo Ann GREEN STAFFORD, ( my g-g-grandparents).  Also need any info on Jo Ann's parents, her mother was Kisiah JONES GREEN(?) Charles 'Bob' CARTER, Rte. 1, Box 552, Old Fort, TN 37362.

No 109 BARNES: Have been researching my great- great grandfather, William O. BARNES for some time, but have been unable to confirm parents or siblings. He was born November 10, 1793 in either NC or VA, and came to the area of  Bradley County which later became Polk around 1830 or earlier.  He married ca. 1830 to Lucinda, maiden name may be ROARK or JOHNSON, and had eight ch.: William m. Elizabeth JOHNS; Jackson m. Nancy;  Joseph m. at least three times; Nancy  G. m. Calvin THOMAS; Francis M. m. Catherine JOHN and Mary C.;  Lewis  m. first Nancy, 2nd Gera, and 3rd Miranda;  Elizabeth Jane m. Alexander ROARK; Lucinda A. , the youngest child, of whom we know nothing at all. Would love to have info on  this family prior to 1840, or more on any  of the children. Will gladly share what I know of my line through third son, Joseph.  Judge Donald BARNES, Pettis  County  Courthose, 415 Ohio Ave. Sedalia, MO 65301.

No 110 CROSS, HELTON:  Can anyone help with my research of Isam CROSS, b. 1848 who m. Mary HELTON (both bu. Old Ocoee Cemetery). Think other family members may  be bu. between Copperhill and Turtletown in small cemetery near school. Your help appreciated. Joyce WITT, P.O. Box 468, Etowah, TN 37331.

No 111 OAKS:  Hazen OAKS m. Della LANGLEY on March 29, 1909.  He was killed a little over a year later on October 13, 1910.  Does anyone know any details of this incident or anyone researching the OAKS family.  If so, please contact Tim DAY P.O. Box 84, Menlo, GA 30731.

No 112 KILLIAN, COOKSTONS, VANDERGRIFF:  Does anyone have any info on Joseph COOKSTON'S first wife, Christian VANDERGIFF?  Also looking for anything on Jesse KILLIAN and his family.  Jessse may have joined Stand Watie in the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Volunteers, Co H of the Confederate Army in 1861. Thanks for your help.  Ron LAUER, 2328 Loma Drive, Lemon Grove,DA 91945. < rlandeg@pacbell.net>

No 113 DILLINGHAM, LINDERMAN, WILLIAMS, THOMAS, LLOYD, CHASTAIN, CAGLE SHADDWICK, LEE:  Would like to contact descendants of Grady DILLINGHAM, Belle LINDER, Ollie LINDERMAN, and Maggie WILLIAMS, all children of Alonzo DILLINGHAM.   Also looking for info on Nancy THOMAS (b. 1847) who married Frank Dotson; George W. THOMAS, (b. 1840) who married Celia CAGLE and lived at Calhoun, TN; and John LEE (b. 1780) who married Elizabeth LLOYD.  Still seeking death date for Rev. Jefferson Davis Chastain who died in the early 1940s. Plus, looking for anyone doing research on SHADDWICK family of Turtletown area.  Contact Caleb TEFFETELLER, 2607 Tuckaleechee Pk. Maryville, TN 37803.

No 114 HUGHES, WARD: I am looking for descendants of Nancy Ann HUGHES WARD and James WARD. She was the daughter of Orlando HUGHES and Rebecca RAMSEY, born January 21, 1855, died November 21.  They had ten children: Charles , Naoma, Julian, Docia, Samuel, John, Guthrie, Orlando, and Bertha.  I have a picture of Nancy Ann HUGHES WARD.  Bonnie BONSELL-SALYER 114 Birdsong Lane, Mena, AR 71953-8492.

No 115 MORGAN, WALLACE, DOVER: Trying to find info on Lucinda MORGAN.  Her father was Soloman MORGAN, born 1794 in SC and mother was Ona WALLACE. born 1812.  She was listed in 1880 Polk Co. census, age 20. She was the sister of my g-grandmother, Roxanne MORGAN who married Lafayette DOVER. Would very  much appreciate any   info on any of the above families. Bertha McCAMPBELL, 950 Russell Gap Rd., New Market, TN 37820.

No 116 ROGERS:  My g-grandfather, Elisha Preston ROGERS, joined the Confederate Army April 7, 1862 at Warrington, AL and served with Co. D 48th AL Inf. until captured at New Market, VA.  He gave his home address as Mt. High, Polk County, TN.  Does anyone know where this is? He was married in Polk County on Sept. 17, 1860 to Louisa S., born 1846 in TN  He is  buried in Prinston Cemetery, Prinston, TX.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. Bobby J. TODD, C. O. 3321, 4199, Greenville, TX, 75401-5283.

No 117 RYMER:  In the 1860 Polk Co. census my Alfred RYMER is 29 and Martha is 21.  Would anyone that has info on this family please contact me. Frances JOHNSON 4707-17 Midway Dr., Temple, TX 76502.

No 118 BARNETT:  Isaac Davis BARNETT, b. Jan. 14, 1824 was on the 1880 Polk Co. Census 6th Civil district with wife, Lettie and ch. John, Elizabeth, Lina, Sarah, and Lucinda.  Lettie’s father, Jackie, DODSON was also listed. By 1900 only Lettie was listed with Filmore and my father, “Bee” Jack Wilson BARNETT.  Lettie d. April 9, 1926 and is buried in Old Fort, TN. Does anyone have info on Lettie DODSON’S parents or siblings and place of birth?  Please contact Gene BARNETTE, P.O. Box 90, Rabun Gap, GA, 30568.

No 131 GILL, KILLIAN: Searching for the ancestors of this couple: KILLIAN, Jefferson Davis, born 23 June 1862 in Polk County, died 21 Nov 1943 in Collin Co., TX.  His parents were Andrew H. Killian, born 1807 and 2nd wife Mariah WHITE (m. Monroe Co., TN).  J. D. married Sarah Elizabeth GILL May 17, 1883 near Hiwassee College, TN. Her father, Curtis Gill, was born 1833 Monroe Co., died 1863 in the Civil War. Sarah E. Gill's mother was Mary Jane LUNSFORD (1839 - 1913) dau. of Nimrod Lunsford, born 1815, and a grandson of Michael Lunsford who raised a large family in Cherokee Co., NC.  J. D. & Sarah Gill Killian were the grandparents of Audie Leon Murphy (1924-1971) who was the most decorated combat soldier in WW II.  More info and photographs of Audie's famiily will appear in the July 1999 newsletter of the Dockery Association since Audie is related to eighty percent of our membership. Dockery Family Association Inc., 62 Oak Forest Hills, Hayesville, NC 28904. e-mail <dfassoc@grove.net>  and web site <http://www.tib.com/dfai >

No 131 EVERETT, HARMON: Looking for descendants, parents and siblings of Larkin EVERETT b. ca 1816 in TN and Martha HARMON b. ca 1818 TN who married Sept 1, 1840 in Knox Co. TN.  The 1850 Polk Co. census lists children as James, 9; Ellen E. 7; Sarah J. 4; Nancy 1.  The 1860 Bradley Co. census lists all but Larkin.  James, Sarah, their brother William b. 1855, and cousin Sam Everett went to Madison Co. (?) AR ca 1871.  Anyone with info please contact Pat Everett McKaskle, HCR 64, Box 608, Guadalupita, NM 87722-9704 or e-mail <threpa1954@aol.com >

No 132 BARNETT, SWEENY: I am seeking info on John H. BARNETT who was born in NC ca 1854.  He married Penelope (?) and they had one child, Kitty. They were in McMinn County in 1880.  John H. Barnett m. 2nd Litton SWEENY and they had four children: Elizabeth, John H., Lake, Joseph.  This family was in Polk County in 1920.  Thank You!  Linda Barnett, 1110 Clingan Ridge Dr., Cleveland, TN 37312.

No 133  STEWART, TUTT: Looking for descendants of John STEWART, b. ca 1806 Buncombe Co. NC, died ca 1872 Polk Co. TN, and Ruth TUTT.  This family moved from Union Co. GA to Polk Co. ca 1860.  Known children are James Archibald, Margaret Emaline, William 'Bill', GoVan, Elizabeth, Nancy C., John P., Martha, Cealey Melvina, and Amanda.  Anyone with info please contact Rick Stewart, 668 Camellia Dr. Beaufort, SC 29906-3520 or e-mail <BloodyScot@hotmail.com>

No 134 STEWART, CHANDLER: Researching Captain GoVan STEWART, born 1840 Haywood Co., NC and believed to have died Feb. 4, 1945 Craig Co., OK.  Van served as Co. Commander for Co. C, 5th Reg. TN Mounted Inf.  He married Margaret Catherine CHANDLER at Ducktown, TN on Sept. 21, 1865.  They moved from Polk County to Vinita, OK after the Civil War and Van served as constable to the Indians.  No known descendants.  His brothers are James Archibald, William, John P. all b. Haywood Co., NC and also lived Union Co. GA.  Please contact Rick Stewart 668 Camellia Dr., Beaufort, SC 29906-3520 or e-mail <BloodyScot@hotmail.com>

No 135 CARRUTH:  Need help with my research on James D. CARRUTH, born February 13, 1831, died April 23, 1906, who m. Nancy J. (maiden name unknown to me), who was born April 2, 1833, died December 30, 1903.  Would love to know Nancy's maiden name, any help appreciated. Laura B. James, 7280 Sweetgum, Beaumont, TX 77713-8421.

No 136 BORING, MITCHELL Would appreciate help with my research on Abraham BORING, born November 8, 1829, died August 5, 1862 who m. Leonore D. MITCHELL on January 31, 1848.  Leonore was born Nov. 18, 1830, died October 31, 1903.  Was her father John Mitchell of Monroe County, TN and her mother Mary COAKLEY? Thanks for any help you are willing to give.  Laura B. James, 7280 Sweetgum, Beaumont, TX 77713-8421,

No 137 DOVER :  Looking for any info on Thomas DOVER, son of Samuel, who may have died in Murray Co., GA.  Did this family also reside at any time in Polk County?  Other families I am researching that are believed to be in the area are MEALER and KILPATRICK. Please contact Gayle Dover Calabrese 166 Deer Hollow Rd., Bogart, GA 30622 <gaelcee@worldnet.att.net >

No 138 ADAMS, CARROLL Researching my grandfather, Nipper ADAMS, b. 1820 and siblings.  He m. Mary 'Polly' CARROLL, b. 1820 and had 11 children:  Nelson, b. 1843 m. Mary Ann BURGER; Lucinda b. 1845 m. Elisha KILPATRICK; William J., b. 1847 m Manerva ALLEN; Calvin, b. 1849; Mary Usely. b. 1851 m. Spencer JONES; James, b. 1854 m. Ann BARNETT; Malinda, b. 1858; Nipper, b. 1858 (twin to Malinda) m. Nancy Jane BRUCE in AR;  Jasper, b. 1859 m. Frances ALLEN; Newton, b. 1861 and Monroe, b. 1865.  Any info much appreciated and I am happy to share my research with anyone interested in this family. Paul C. Adams, 14120 Lake Wildwood Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946  <pa27@jps.net>

No 139 RYMER, LEE: Desperately trying to locate my relative, Jo Ann RYMER, b 1923 to Mildred LEE and George Winston RYMER. The family story is that when G.W. and Mildred divorced, she took their young daughter, Jo Ann, to California and no one seems to have heard from them since. G.W. married 2nd, Lucille Shreeve THOMAS in 1929.  If you know the whereabouts of any member of this family, please contact me. Many thanks!  Eugene Thomas 311 Durham St. Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.

No 140 JOHNSON, COKER, CASSON: My father, Troy JOHNSON b. 1900 in Murray Co., GA moved to Polk Co. around 1905 - 8 and to WA after that.  Family stories say that his father, William Henry 'Charles' Johnson b. 1878 Murray Co. may have been involved in a murder and left the county. Wm. H. was m. to Dora COKER also from Dalton, GA.  My great-grandparents were Albert O. Johnson and Didema CASSON.  Was there a newspaper article about this incident?   Please share with James Johnson, 8004 Hamilton Lane, Alexandria, VA 22308 <Lt28ret@aol.com>

No 141 HOWELL, WOMACK: Need help finding the relatives of my Rachel HOWELL WOMACK.  Rachel is the daughter of Pleasant Howell and Sarah/Sallie BARNES.  She was born in Roane Co. TN (1860) as were her older siblings.  Rachel married my GGF, William R. WOMACK, and they lived in Polk Bradley and Hamilton Counties. Am trying to find some of these siblings, specifically: William Thomas Howell, born ca.1846; Wiley Jasper HOWELL, born ca. 1848; James C. Howell, born ca. 1850 and Sarah J. Howell, born in 1853.  All were in Polk County by 1870, still there in 1880, but where after that? Any help will be appreciated, and am glad to share info.  Have lots on the Womac / Womack family, but the Howell line is my BRICK WALL!  Thanks! Connie BAUMANN, 420 East D. Street, Jenks, OK 74037  <Littletn@aol.com>

No 142 KANESTER, WILLIAMS: Looking for Jane KANESTER, still living with her parents, Reuben and Perlina KANESTER, in 1880 in Polk County. She married Jarvis WILLIAMS. Family story says some of the family may have gone to Canada around 1900, did Jane go with them?  Need death date and burial place. Frank WILLIAMS, Route 1, Box 260, Delano, TN 37325. <fgwilliams@wingnet.net>

No 143 BURNETT, BRADY: Need parents and death date of my great-grandmother Sarah BRADY BURNETT who was married to William Elisha BURNETT.  She died from a severe burn sometime before July 22, 1900 when William Elisha remarried to Nannie Lillard.  Sarah is buried in the Brock Cemetery in Polk County.  Louise ROBERTS, 106 Towaliga Trail, Griffin, GA 30223-5947.

No 144 POINDEXTER, YORK, VEST: My great-great grandfather, Edward YORK was on the Polk County 1850 census; he married Lucy Lavitha Jane POINDEXTER, dau. of Thomas Henderson and Betsy Elizabeth VEST Poindexter. By 1860 Lucy and her three children are in Camden, MO, where she is head of household. Edward died August 14, 1857, but we do not know where?  Can anyone help me with this information? Myra JOHNSON, 8519 Via De La Escuela,  Scottsdale, AZ 85258 <bhapmj36@worldnet.att.net>

No 145 EVANS, BRYSON, HOWELL: Seeking parents and any other info on John H. EVANS who m. in 1880 to Sue HOWELL, daughter of Grady Howell. Children were Julia, ca 1881; Walter, ca 1883; John, 1885; Claude ca 1887.  The delayed birth certificate of  son, Claude Lee gives his birthplace as Polk County.. Family story says John was killed in a fight, does anyone know where? Did Sue remarry and remain in Polk County? Contact Wayne BRYSON, 43 Camelfield Road, Weaverville, NC 28787.

No 146 HUGHES, RYMER: Researching William HUGHES who m. Ellen Josephine RYMER, daughter of William and Winnie Rymer, in Polk County. Daughter Artie Belle HUGHES , born May 15, 1882.  Ellen Josephine arrived in Asheville, NC about 1886-7 with daughter, but without William.  Does anyone know what happened to William?  Any info appreciated.  Sarah Ruth BLANK, 12659 Heming Lane, Bowie, MD 20716.

No 147  GASSAWAY, HAYGOOD: Do my GASSAWAYS connect to the Polk County Gassaways for whom Gassaway Creek is named?  If so, does anyone know how.  My John McPherson Gassaway was born January 19, 1856, married on July 7, 1895 to Irene HAYGOOD, and died December 11, 1923.  His parents were Benjamin Franklin and Martha Gassaway.  Benjamin died during the Civil War. My line continues through Simpson McPherson Gassaway, born Sept. 27, 1898 who died October 5, 1975.   Any help with this line will be appreciated. Sally ROBERSON, 7470 Roberson Rd. Blairsville, GA 30512.

No 148 CLAYTON, WITT:Looking for information on my grandfather, Samuel Edgar CLAYTON, born July 25, 1881.  It is my understanding that he was the illegitimate son of B.B.C WITT, an attorney in Polk County.  Ed was raised by his maternal grandparents, whom I believe to be Robert and Elizabeth Clayton.  Am  unsure of his mother's name and would appreciate any information to help verify this information. Ed moved to Roane County in 1900 at the age of 18 after his grandmother died and eventually settled in Brighton, AL. Alice R. Clayton, 3534 Lakeside Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37772 <AClayton1@compuserve.com>

No 149 PHEBY (PHOEBY-PHABY), HENRY:The Polk County 1850 census shows my 40 year old John PHEBY, born in England, as a copper miner married to Mary Ann HENRY, born in TN, with two children, Thomas and Gideon, who were both b. NC.. John and MaryAnn had been married Feb. 2, 1854 in Mecklenberg Co. NC. Another son, John was born in TN, and a dau. Margaret was b. MO. My next documentation shows them in Laclede Co. MO, with 1868 land grant transferred to Mary Ann, who sold it in 1870s and went to AR.  She died in 1903 and is bu. in Lawrence Co. AR. Any help with this family will be appreciated. Lawson Phaby, 1900 Fox Dr. Ste. G71-229, McAllen. TX 78504 <LP@laguna.com.mx>

No  150 WIMBERLY, BAILEY, LEUQUIRE (any variant):  My great-grandmother was Josephine WIMBERLY from Ducktown or Copperhill. She was the daughter of William M. (b. June 11, 1852) and Amanda (?) (b. Feb. 20, 1857) Wimberly. Anyone with info on this family that would be willing to share please contact me.  Am also researching Joseph BAILEY who m. Nancy LEUQUIRE (?) on October 17, 1881. Need both their parents, siblings or any other info. Cheryl BAILEY LABADIE, 8015 w. Pocahontas Ave. Tampa, FL 33615. <MTLOVER1@aol.com>

No 151 KIRKSEY, PUCKETT: Seeking info on George Washington KIRKSEY, b. April 25, 1792, who married first, Martha Frances ‘Fannie’ PUCKETT.  Did George die in Polk County and if so, where is he buried?   Please contact Sharon Dover ROMANEK, 735 Canyon Dr. Prescott, AZ, 86303-5210 <romanek@cybertrails.com>

No 152 HOWELL, HILDEBRAND, MARTIN:  Looking for death date for my great-grandfather, Samuel Martin HOWELL and my 4th great grandfather, Samuel MARTIN, who married 1st Katherine HILDEBRAND, both from Polk County. Being mixed blood Cherokee, they relocated to Oklahoma or Arkansas.  Will very much appreciate any help. Evelyn Freeze, 1360 Otlia Dr. 8b 6, Gainesville, GA 30504 <Chergram@aol.com>

No 153 ANDERSON, EARLY, HARRIS, PAINTER: Need help with parents of my James EARLY, born ca 1887 and died 1905 - 6 in the Polk County copper mines.  He was married to Effie ANDERSON  born 1889 in Cherokee Co. NC.  My grandfather, Hobert L. HARRIS, born March 31, 1899 married Myrtle Marie Early dau. of James and Effie. Hobert was the son of Sam Henry and Martha PAINTER Harris.  Ch. were John. Lewis, Jim, Mary and Robert. Any help appreciated. Melinda HENDRICK, 1352 Rocky Creek Rd. Macon, GA 31206  <mrslilrat@webtv.net>

No 154 ALEXANDER, McREYNOLDS: My ggg-grandfather, Joseph ALEXANDER, born 1766 NC,  m. Elizabeth McREYNOLDS.  He died in 1851 and was buried in a community cemetery in Benton, does anyone know where?  I have info and will gladly share  with anyone else researching this family. William W. LYONS 4065 Beechwood Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 30327-3113 <blyons@mindspring.com>

No 155 ROGERS, COOK, RAY: Looking for info on my g-grandparents, William “Willie” COOK and Catherine Elizabeth ROGERS.  Known to be in Polk County in 1918, they left the area and relocated to WV. For some reason my g-father took a new identity of Memphis RAY, his brother-in-law’s name. His sister, Dora Belle Cook was married in Polk County in 1918.  Does anyone know if there was some kind of trouble that caused Willie to leave the area and change his name? Did he leave a family in Polk County when he left? Please contact Jerry Nan RASNAKE, Rt. 2, Box 281, Delbarton, WV 25670 <JRNan1@aol.com>

No 156 FAULL, JORY, ROBERTS: Trying to find proof that Ann JORY, born ca. 1823 in Cornwall County, England was the sister of James JORY, b. 1817 in Ducktown.  Ann Jory ROBERTS was on the 1860 and 1870 Polk County census. Also need info on Ann’s husband, Jonathan ROBERTS, b. ca 1825 in Cornwall, England, d. ca. 1863-70 in Polk County.  Ch. of Ann and Jonathan were Elizabeth Ann, b. Feb. 2, 1851, Cornwall, England, m. George H. FAULL ca. 1870 Ducktown; John, b. March 1861 m. Susan C (?); and Wm. H. b. Nov. 1863, Ducktown, m. Liza J. (?) Please contact LaVelda R. FAULL, 509 N. Race St. Apt. 3, Glasgow, KY, 42141  <rabbot@blue.net>

No 157 JONES, QUINN: Seeking any info on Peter Dillard JONES, b. Jan. 4, 1844 NC and Rebecca Jane QUINN, b. ca 1848 McMinn Co., TN. Parents and marriage date and place unknown (his mother’s name was Mary ). Siblings of Peter were Pendleton, Ewell, Missouri, and Elizabeth.  First nine ch. of Peter and Rebecca born in Polk County are Wm. P., b. Mar. 15, 1865; Luannah (Hannah) b. c 1867; Mary A., b Feb. 2, 1869; John D. ca. 1871; Thomas L. ca 1873; Robert W. ca 1875; Lillian ca 1877; Sarah (Sally) ca 1879; Charles W. (unk).  The family moved to Hamilton County ca 1884 where James was b. ca. 1886 and Albert, Dec. 31, 1888.  Peter died Aug. 8, 1890 in Chattanooga. Any info very much appreciated: Dorothy J. PANZARELLA, P. O. Box 8167 Warner Robins, GA 31095-8167 <DJONES819@aol.com>

No 158 DALE, ADAMS: Seeking any info on Calvin DALE, born ca. 1823 TN, m. Elizabeth ADAMS ca. 1844.  Children: Sarah born ca. 1845; Stephen A., Dec. 19, 1846; Mary, ca. 1849; Martha Ann, ca. 1851; Nelson, ca. 1854; Madlin, ca. 1857; Asa, ca. 1859; Calvin H., ca. 1863; Cynthia, ca. 1866. Info appreciated. Dorothy J. PANZARELLA. P. O. Box 8167, Warner Robins, GA 315095-8167.

No 159 BURGER, McNABB: Looking for info on my great-great-grandmother, Rosanna McNABB who m. Abraham BURGER.  She is in Monroe County 1840 Census and in Cherokee NC by 1870. Would appreciate any info on her parents and siblings. Contact Norris BURGER HC 64 Box 239, Farner, TN 37333.

No 160 VAUGHN: Researching Nancy VAUGHN who worked in the cotton mills in Delano. Does anyone remember when Nancy  was scalped by getting her hair caught in a shaft of the machinery? Her daughter was Phebe Weese. Her sister, Margaret, married John Griffith. Please contact Lorraine Vaughn HAMILTON, P. O. Box 33, Englewood, TN 37329.

No 161 HODGE, DAVIS: Looking for the grave site of my great grandmother, Elizabeth HODGE who was m. to William H. DAVIS. She was bon August 6, 1857 in Rome, GA, died August 10, 1931 in Servilla, Polk County.  Thanks for your help!  Thomas DAVIS, 344 Castle St., Lowell, IN, 46356.

No 162 SHIELDS, WALKER Looking for the death date for my 3 ggf Banner SHIELDS, b. Oct. 28, 1772, near Frederick, MD, the son of William and Jane BENTLEY SHIELDS. He was 68 years old in 1840 (Polk Co. census).  Banner m. 1st, Peggy WEIR, Feb.5, 1800 in Blount Co, and 2nd Nancy BAILEY on Nov. 29, 1823.  His ch. were William, b. 1803 who is in 1850 Polk census; Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1806 m. William WALKER; Robert, b. before 1810; John, b. 1813, also in Polk 1850 census; Ann Eliza, b. Sept 1816 m. John KILLINGSWORTH; Nancy, Margaret, Hettie and Sallie. Where did Banner go, or when did he die, since he drops from the records around 1843. Have other SHIELDS info and will gladly share.  Margaret SUMMITT, 12606 29th Place West,  Everett, WA, 98204-5401  <csummitt@gte.net>

No. 163  McCOY:  Trying to find info on my paternal great grandfather, John McCOY, b. Nov. 21, 1840, the son of Thomas and Rachel McCOY who were in the 1840 census.  By 1850 they have ch. John, Jacob, Nancy Ann, Louisa J. and William.  By 1860 they had moved to Blount County, AL. and  three more children are listed, Josiah, James and Thomas L. (all b. TN) Any help much appreciated. Anne McCoy STONE, 14 Pine Lane, Woodstock, AL 35188 <amstone@bellsouth.net>

No 164 HALL, MCCRACKEN, ROBINSON / ROBERSON, WHITSON: Looking for info on William S. ROBINSON, who m. Sarah Kathryn McCRACKEN in Haywood Co., NC in 1852. She married 2nd, James WHITSON. Son Robert Lee m. Fannie Mae HALL who was born in Polk County October 3, 1880, d/o Augustus Martin & Catherine Park Hall.  Patricia WHITSON Smith, 4626 Woodmore View  Cir. Chattanooga, TN 37411.

No 165 DOSS, WILLIAMS:Need parents of Julius Ulysses WILLIAMS, b. July 4, 1874 m. Lela DOSS.  J. T. WILLIAMS may be father, need proof.  Julius has known siblings, Esta M., Laura L. and Lorna N.  Contact Ramona Rausch, 3821 N. 75th St. Milwaukee, WI 53216.

No 166 HUSKEY, JENNINGS, ROGERS:  Does anyone have info on John ROGERS who m. Mary JENNINGS. Their son, Roy Rogers m. Martha HUSKEY. John died in 1913, but is not listed in TN Vital stats.  Where is John buried?  Any info much appreciated. Billy R. ROGERS, P. O. Box 159 Lenoir City, TN 37771 <rogers1930@aol.com>

No 167 BRUCE, GRANT: Searching for the family of  Wiley GRANT born April 27, 1843 in Ducktown, died Aug. 30, 1890 Upshur  Co., TX.  Wiley married Susan BRUCE and their children were Susan Frances, born Dec. 9, 1864; George A.; Harriet; Any info on this family greatly appreciated.  Jean Taylor, 546 Granberry, Houston, TX 77007  <JTaylor@juno.com>

No 168 CHILCUT, HOFMAN, SMITH:  Need marriage record of John Aden CHILCUTT to Margaret Jane SMITH, daughter of David and Margaret Clemmer Smith. Margaret's parents were John and Hannah Hoffman Clemmer.  Any info appreciated. Ann Cherry, 338 Rossi Circle,Dothan, AL 36305.

No. 169 PARKER, SMITH: Searching for info on my great grandfather, John W. SMITH, b. ca 1883 in NC and died before March 10th 1915. John was married to Sarah Miranda Roseanna Jane Wilson PARKER.  My Aunt, Georgia Parker RIGGS, says that he worked in the Copper mines where he was shot by robbers and died in Blue Ridge GA where he lived. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Lorrie Smith Gurganious <jaygator@prodigy.net> (Anyone knowing anything about this family and not having Internet access can send replies to us at PCHGS (P.O. Box 636 Benton, TN 37307) and we will forward on to Lorrie.)

No 170 BELL, SUIT, CEARBY, STANDRIDGE:  Looking for any info on my ggg grandfather, Johnson SUIT, b. 1830 Blount County, who m. Martha CEARBY. Need death dates and burial location for both Johnson & Martha. His son, my gg grandfather, James Bartley SUIT m. 2nd Margaret Dulcena Dove California STANDRIDGE Dec. 23 1883. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth CARROLL STANDRIDGE. J. B. taught school somewhere in Polk County. My grandfather, William henry SUIT married Bessie Luara BELL in 1917 in  Ducktown. Bessie was the  daughter of Columbus A. and Mary Ann LEDFORD BELL.  Any help with these families much  appreciated.  W.  Dennis Suit, 4858 Regal Drive, Bonita Spring, FL 34134-3925  <wdsuit@mindspring.com>

No 171 FREELAND, HIGDON, CAMPBELL, POTEET:  My great-great-grandmother, Rachel FREELAND m. James Anderson HIGDON. Children included my great-grandmother, Sarah.  Rachel's parents also lived in Polk County and were Howell and Zelpha CAMPBELL FREELAND. Was Zelpha a full-blood Cherokee?  Her parents were Jesse (George) and Isabell FREELAND. Also interested in the POTEET family that lived in the area at the same time as the FREELANDS.  Thanks for your help. Tina DiToma, 6311 West Linda Lane, Chandler, AZ 85226.  <jditoma@home.com>

No 172 QUINN, SECREST: Morris Oliver QUINN, son of Morris QUINN, b. ca. 1820-25 m. Malinda Nancy SECREST, dau. of Thomas and Susanna SECREST on May 5, 1850 in McMinn Co., TN, but my dad said his father had lived in Polk County as a child. I can find no record of him from 1865 to 1885 - can anyone help? Sherry Edwards,<edwardsfam@catt.com >

No 173 BAKER, McCLUNG:  Looking for any info on William BAKER b. 1805 TN enumerated in 1850 Polk Co. census in Fairview community, 1st district. Wm. died Nov. 18, 1856, buried Baker's Chapel Cemetery. Need parents and siblings. Daughter Harriett m. a McCLUNG in AL and some family members relocated to Sulphur Springs, Lafayette Co. AR where many McCLUNGS reside - may be related.  Any info on this family much appreciated. Baker Van Horn, 1302 Live Oak Circle, Knoxvile, TN 37932 <hannahvanhorn@planetconnect.com>

No 174 EVANS, HOWELL:Looking for the family of John Henry and Sue HOWELL EVANS.  They may have had ch. Julia, b. ca. 1881; Walter, b. ca 1883; John. B. ca 1885; and Claude, b. ca 1887, who listed his birthplace as Polk County, TN.  Need parents and siblings.  Was John killed in a fight, and what were the circumstances? Would appreciate any help.  Wayne BRYSON, 43 Camelfield Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787.

No 175 ELROD, HENSON: Olin ELROD m. Etta Samantha HENSON, b. July 6, 1908 probably in Polk or Fannin County, does anyone know who her parents were or any more info on the ELROD or HENSON lines? Barbara Saylor, 1600 W. 3rd St, Hobart, IN 46342     <Gourd1@aol.com>

No 176 ALLEN, CARTER HARMON: Researching Benjamin CARTER who m. Cassandra ALLEN, place unknown. They are parents of Lydia ALLEN CARTER who married Stephen HARMON in 1830 in Greene Co., TN. and later moved to Carroll County, TN along with her brother Martin.  Does anyone have info on the 62 year old Benjamin Carter who is listed in the 1840 Polk County census?  Would appreciate any contacts.  Barbara Jones, 2423 East 68th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220       <Bjjones@Ameritech.net>

 No 177 MILLER, PRESLEY, STRAIN:  Does anyone remember the "Sweet Home" Restaurant in Copperhill which was operated by Flora Dell STRAIN. She was married to my maternal great grandfather, Jasper Newton MILLER. Also need info on my paternal grandmother, "Miss Mollie" PRESLEY who may have lived around Rogersville, TN. Please contact George Raymond PRESLEY, 571 Oakhurst Dr., Marietta, GA 30066

No 178 FREELAND, WATTS, SUTTON: Artemisa FREELAND m. William WATTS of Union Co., GA and lived in Cherokee Co., NC in 1860.  Then, around 1867-1870 Artemisa m  William L. SUTTON of Dawson Co., GA.  They are in the 1870 Polk Co. census. Does anyone have info on either of these marriages they would be willing to share?  THANKS! Dawn Ridder, 455 W. 12th St., Claremont, CA 91711  <hridder@earthlink.net>

No 179 BURGER, MITCHELL: Searching for marriage license for William "Bill" Washington MITCHELL and Susan Ann BURGER who m. ca 1892-1894.  Susan was from Polk County, Bill from Fannin Co., GA. Any help with this family much appreciated. Betty MITCHELL, 618 Mitchell Drive, Marietta, GA 30066       e-mail <BettyA5058@aol.com>

No 180 COPELAND, CRAIG, FARNER, HUGHES, SHAW, WOMBLE: Need info on parents of Cornelius Conrad FARNER b. ca 1810 m. Susanna ?  My grandmother was Ila Decant COPELAND who m. Charles Washington FARNER.  Illa had known sisters Occa and Minnie Anna Dorcas. Am also researching the family of George Carson and Callie Miranda CRAIG HUGHES. His parents were Orlando Calhoun and Stacy M. WILLIAMS HUGHES. Thanks for sharing. Carol JOHNSON, 1261 Pinehurst Dr. Defiance, OH 43512 e-mail <den-leo@defnet.com>

No 181 HANNAH, HILDEBRAND, WHITE: Does anyone know the connection between John Fruit HANNAH pioneer settler of Polk County and my Polk County HANNAHS who were Joshua HANNAH who m. Mary White HILDEBRAND. Also researching John WHITE who m. Nancy HILDEBRAND. Also have a John ROGERS line in Polk County and would love to meet others researching these lines.  David Ernest HANNAH, 4614 Fairbluff Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37416 <dha4918360@aol.com>.

No 182 BRIGGS, HOWELL: Our "Mystery Lady" Lucy C. HOWELL, b. Nov. 11, 1799, widow of William HOWELL, was in the 1840 and '50 Polk Co., census with ch. William, age 20; Sarah N. 18; Wayne, 17. She d. Jan. 19, 1855 and is buried in Four Mile cemetery. How, if at all, is she related to my Robert and Dorothy V. BRIGGS HOWELL? Many Thanks! Darlene TRACY, 394 E. Duane Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94085 <dtracy1124@aol.com>

No 183 CHEEK, GOLAHAR /GALLAGHER (any spelling): Mary “Polly” CHEEK b. ca. 1837 in VA, married a GALLAHAR abound 1860.  Polly, a widow, and her children, William, Sarah, James, and Rebecca are enumerated in the 1880 Polk County census in the household with her father, Joseph CHEEK. I am related through James, b. 1868 died in Springfield, MO 1939.  Any information on this family very much appreciated. Guy McCONNELL, 2671 S. Eldon Ave., Springfield, MO 65807 <McHistory@aol.com>

No 184 HAYES, HOCKENHULL: Seeking info on William Sydney HAYES, b. ca. 1824 m. Ellen HOCKENHULL 1850, d. 1870 buried Ducktown.  His parents are believed to be John and Polly HAYES of Bradley Co. He had a farm and raised horses somewhere in the Ducktown Basin area most of his life.  He was the father of 11 children.  Any help with this family appreciated. Olivia ROBINSON, 7650-7 Rico Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268.

No 185 SMITH, RYMER, LAWSON, RUNNIONS: Have Bible record from my great-grandfather, James M. SMITH b. 1828 in Greene Co. TN   and wife, Mary Jane LAWSON b. 1831, Hawkins Co. (online at http://www.tngennet.org/bradley/b_smithbr.htm) ( also see this issue PCHGS Quarterly) They were in Polk County in 1900 with son  Robert L. and wife, Annie Laurie RUNIONS, living in the household. With all the SMITHS and RYMERS in Polk County, I could use help sorting my family out.  Many thanks! <hilton.c.estes@worldnet.att.net> Hilton Estes, 227 6th St. SE, Leeds, AL 35094

No 186 ARMER, BROYLES: Researching the family of Louis F. ARMER, b. ca 1863 m. Lou Jane BROYLES.  Their son, Lake F. ARMER b. 1912 Polk County is my great- grandfather.  Please contact Larry S. ARMER, 3139 Pleasant Grove Church Road, McDonald T 37353.

No 187 COOK, SWANSON: Can anyone help with my research on James and Nancy (maiden name unknown) SWANSON in Polk County in 1860 and in Dalton, GA by 1870.  He and ch. went on to AR by 1880 where he m. Frances Ault COOK. Sally JARVIS, 5123 Woodfield Dr., Centreville, VA 20120 <saljarv@aol.com>

No 188 MASHBURN: Looking for parents and siblings of Daniel MASHBURN b. ca 1810 in Macon Co., NC m. Mary (?); lived Polk County 1850-1870s, then Murray Co., GA. He is bu. New Prospect in Murray Co. along with three daughters (had 12 children).  Does anyone have info on the other children, John, William, Matilda, Elizabeth or Cindy. Contact: Bobby SCOTT, P.O. Box 69, Eton, GA 30724  <birdiebobby@allel.net>

No 189 ELLEDGE, McCLANAHAN, McJUNKIN:James McCLANAHAN b. ca 1780 - 1849 m. Charlotte "Lotty" ELLEDGE b. ca 1780 - 1849 (m. ca. 1818). They were in Polk County 1849 either living or visiting daughter, Jane who married Samuel McJUNKINS, and died near Ducktown.  Looking for burial place and any other info on this family. Lynn FREEMAN, 3865 Chatata Valley Road, Charleston, TN 37310 <Lndru1@aol.com>

No. 190 RUSSELL: Seeking info on my grandparents, Abram B. and Sarah RUSSELL.  He died in Polk County in  late 1880 or 1881, as he was on the 1880 census taken in June with four children Thomas, George, Cathie and Earl. My father, Andrew, was born in May 1881. Looking for death date and burial place of Abram B.  Any help much appreciated. Helen E. NOLEN, 11020 River Oak Lane, Osceola, IN 46561 <Hnolen@aol.com>

No 191 HATCHER:Looking for the spouse, marriage date, or any other info available for Mary HATCHER, b. ca 1807, died May 22, 1890 and is buried at Friendship cemetery in Polk County. She was in Polk Co. in 1860 with ch. William, Sabina, and my ancestor, John. I have no earlier info so any help appreciated.  Donna WHITE-DROPKIN, 16 Cool Sprigs Rd., Signal Mtn, TN 37377 <Donnagwd@aol.com>

No 192 BAILEY, HILDEBRAND: Does anyone have research on the family of Levi BAILEY born 1811, married January 17, 1835 to Catherine HILDEBRAND? Need help with his parents and siblings and place of origin.  They were forced from Polk County by the Great Removal. I am a descendant of Nancy WARD and have info on the family in OK and am willing to share. <lizziejane@webtv.net> Jane CAMERON, P. O. Box 113, Copan, OK 74022

No 193 COLEMAN, LILLARD:Need proof of birth, marriage and death date for Nancy LILLARD  and Absolem COLEMAN and same for their son, James Merrell COLEMAN.
Thanks! Barbara BAILEY, P. O. Box 944, Aransas Pass, TX 78335-0944

No. 194 BESLEIGH, FOSTER:  My great-grandmother, Lily FOSTER BESLEIGH and her mother, Ellen FOSTER were both born in Ducktown,  Polk  County, TN.  Lily married a man by the name of Will BESLEIGH.  He died of yellow fever when my grandmother, Stella, was about 4 years old. Had there been an 1890 census, we might have found him, but through all our years of research we have never once seen another surname of BESLEIGH.  Can anyone help with this difficult name? Thanks! <lori.hogan@infores.com> Lori Hogan, 8101 S. Christiana, Chicago, IL 60652

No 195 LEMONS, RUNIONS, VAUGHN, WOMBLE: Desperately need help with the parents and siblings of Jefferson VAUGHN, who lived in Farner from 1900 - to 1920s or so.  He was married to Clarinda LEMONS and had children Dollie who m. Sam ALLOWAY;  Thomas, Tinnie, Julia, Dorsey, Evy, Nellie, Mae.  A related family is the William "Billy" WOMBLE family whose wife was a VAUGHN. Need to know how she might be related to Jeff.   Veronica Lewis-Waight, P. O. Box 15672, Cincinnati, OH 45215 <gilbert@fuse.net>

No 200 COOPER, LYNCH: Does anyone have any COOPER info prior to the Indian Removal or LYNCH info prior to the Revolutionary War that they would be willing to share?  Would like to verify family lore that Phillip COOPER was an Indian Agent if possible. Patsy Underhill , 239 Banbury Rd., Tappahannock, VA 22560-9511  <topatsy@crosslink.net>

No 201 WOODS, PRATER / PRATHER: Looking for information on the Joseph and Hannah PRATER WOODS family who were in Polk County from 1880 to around 1900.  Joseph must have died between 1885 and 1900. I have some info on their son, G. W., who is my ancestor and will gladly share. Herman WOODS, 10942 Hall Drive, Axis, AL 36505 <hlwoods@bellsouth.net>

No 202 SUMMEY, HIGGINS, MELTON, CUNNINGHAM.  Need burial place of pioneer Polk settler, Solomon Summey.  Also need the maiden name of his wife Ruth.  Who is the Eleanor MELTON living in the Summey household in 1850? I am also researching the HIGGINS and CUNNINGHAM families of Polk County.  Robin HUNT, 6836 Devon Drive, Middletown, OH 45044 <rjhunt@prodigy.net>

No 203  BROWN, BARKER: Can't seem to find any information on George and Grace BARKER BROWN'S parents or siblings.  This family apparently moved back and forth between Polk and Fannin Counties since their son, Abraham Avery BROWN married Nancy Etta GODFREY in Fannin County in 1891, but were in Polk in 1910.  Help much needed and appreciated. Ray SIMONDS, 6020 Shady Way Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

No 204 CARTER, KINSER, TAYLOR: Would like to exchange info on the family of William A. and Lydia “Sallie” KINSER CARTER who appear in the 1860, ‘70 and ‘80 Polk Co. census.  In 1870 ch. listed are George W., John W., Columbus (who married Nancy Ann TAYLOR, d/o Calvin Baxter Taylor) Phillip F.; Emily, James L., Narcissus, Mary, Thomas, Louisa M., Joseph and Martin.  William and Sallie and the children who were still at home moved from Polk Co. in 1894 to Hunt County, TX. Terrell TAYLOR, 157 Chestuee Ln. NE Cleveland, TN 37323-5159

No 205 NICHOLSON,TAYLOR: Seeking info on parents and siblings of Margaret NICHOLSON, b. March 30, 1825; m. James TAYLOR and d. November 18, 1892.  Also need info on James Taylor’s family. He was b. November 16, 1825, died October 10, 1898; does anyone know where he is buried? Contact Ila Mae MORTON, 2565 Sevierville Rd, Maryville, TN 37804-3536.

No 206 FOX, HOWELL: Need help in confirming that Melinda FOX who married Asa J. HOWELL is the same person as Rebecca M. HOWELL, who died of pneumonia in 1880 at the age of 39 and is buried on the Button Harrison farm cemetery in Polk County. Any help much appreciated. Darlene TRACY 394 E. Duane Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085. <DTracy1124@aol.com>

No 220 NELSON, SMITH: Searching for Jean Lavonne SMITH, sister of my father, William K. BURNS who was adopted in Sioux City, Iowa at birth, 1925. Their mother was Velma SMITH or NELSON (she m. Carl NELSON) and father was Clyde R. SMITH. Jean Lavonne SMITH is said to have married a Sgt. (name unknown) during WW II and moved to Tennessee. If anyone knows anything about this family please contact me. Leslie Burns Franklin, 8 Evergreen Ct., Lebanon, NJ 08833. <franklin1@rcn.com>

No 221 KAYLOR / CAYLOR any sp.: Looking for info on Peter KAYLER who was married to Mahala MARTIN KAYLER. Also need info on William Pinckney KAYLER who was married to Martha ?. This family moved around from NC to Blue Ridge, GA to the Copperhill / Ducktown (Old Hiwassee District) area in Polk County from the early 1800s to around 1890s. Would very much appreciate any help with my research of this family. Debi Fora <dfora@chartertn.net>

No 222 LANDERS, TALLEY: Seeking info on David Asbury TALLEY who m. Margaret LANDERS.  His father was probably George Washington TALLEY, but need verification.  Margaret LANDERS had a sister Mary who m. Henry G. BLANKENSHIP in Gilmer County, GA  in 1878. David Asbury and Margaret lived in the Grassy Creek area of Polk County and are buried in the Grassy Creek cemetery. Anyone having information and willing to share, please contact David Talley, 1836 Olive Rd., Pensacola, FL 32514 <dtalley2@ix.netcom.com>

No 223 CLARK, WYATT / WYETT: Solomon WYATT b. 1820 m. Martha A. CLARK July 27, 1854 in Polk County. He was from England, Martha from North or South Carolina. They appear in the 1880 census in Ohio, but can find nothing of their earlier life, parents or siblings of either. Help greatly appreciated! Adrienne Wyatt, 4316 Birmingham Way, Raleigh, NC 27604 <DunnSectry@aol.com>

No 224 CRABTREE, MELTON: My great-grandmother was Dorcus CRABTREE, b. September 1839 who m. William MELTON ca. 1860. After he was killed in the war, she married Howell ASHLEY who was also killed in the War. She finally settled with Gilbert GENTRY.  She attended  Friendship Church in the Linsdale community of Polk County. Any help with my research on these families will be greatly appreciated. Contact Nancy Melton Morales, 3731 Nanticoke Rd. Roswell, NM 88203.

No 225 ADAMS:  I am trying to find the death dates and burial sites of John H. ADAMS b. July 1843 and wife, Sarah Elvira DALE ADAMS b. Dec. 1845.  This couple is found on the 1900 Polk County census, 8th District which is Ducktown Village. Sarah does not appear with John on the 1910 census, so may have died before 1910.  Anyone having information on this family please contact Linda Hardy, 2308 Locust Lane, Austell GA30168 <jhardy9343@aol.com>

No 226 GRAVES: Need info on George W. GRAVES b. 1812 or 1822 and his son, James Newton b. Feb. 27, 1848. Both b. 4th Civil District, Polk County.  Thanks! Alyson Graves <squeak37@juno.com>

No 227 BALL, STINNETT: My great-great-grandfather, Riley STINNETT and wife Meda BALL, moved from Jones Cove, TN in 1839. They appear in the Polk County Census for 1850 and 1860, but can not be found after that. My gr-grandfather, Nelson Morgan STINNETT stated in his diary that he 'returned to the old homeplace after the war was over to find a broken-hearted father and two brothers.' They told him that his mother, Meda, had passed away. Does anyone know where in Polk County this family lived; when did Riley and Meda die, and where are they buried? Also seeking info on their children: Sena, born 1833; Martha Elizabeth, born 1837; Ira T, born June 1849; Higdon, born 1851; Mary, born 1852.  They also raised three STINETT grandchildren: Samuel, born 1854; Martha, born 1856 and Henry, born 1858, but we do not know the parents of these children. Any info greatly appreciated. Altrice STINNETT, 2315 Patton St. Birmingham, AL 35226

No 228 CHEATHAM, COLEMAN, WEAVER, WORLEY: Seeking info on descendants of Thomas WEAVER, born ca. 1811 in NC; died before 1900.  He m. Nancy Winey HYDE. born March 1823 in SC.  The family was in the Gilmer/Fannin GA, Cherokee, NC and Polk County, TN area beginning 1850. Ch. were Sarah b. ca. 1836; Henry, b. ca. 1839; Rutha A. b. ca. 1840, m. Wootson WORLEY, she died May 12, 1906; Susan b. ca. 1841; John, b. ca. 1843; Noel, b. ca. 1846 m. Ora COLEMAN; Elizabeth, b. Dec 1848, died Feb 22, 1919 m. Nathan C. CHEATHAM: Mary Jane, b. ca 1856 m. Jacob SPARKS; James b. ca. 1859 and Thomas M.  Would appreciate any help. Helen C. Brabham, 2824 Amherst Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or e-mail <waldo2001@earthlink.net>

No 229 CURD, BRANHAM: My ggg-grandfather, Benjamin CURD, and his wife, Angeltine are in the 1850 Polk County Census.  Does anyone know who the eight year old girl, Martha BRANHAM, is that was enumerated with this household? Also, how is the12 year old Joseph A. CURD related who is living with the W. P. Copeland family in the same community? The family appears in the 1860 Murray County, GA census, Martha is still with them, but is now listed as a CURD.  Thanks for your help with my family research. Burt Veal, Fultondale, AL <burtveal@juno.com>

No 230 MAUGHAN:  My MAUGHANS came from England to the Ducktown area in 1841. Another group came in the late 1800s and yet another went to Texas.  Would appreciate any help connecting these branches of the family. Arlene Henley  <henleyam@juno.com>

No 231 ALFORD, DENTON, HUGHES: My grandfather, Olie D. DENTON was born March 8, 1876, died July 8, 1944. I was told that he was born in Polk County. His death certificate says his parent's are 'unknown'.  His grandmother was Florence E. ALFORD DENTON, b. November 4, 1876, the dau. of Nannie HUGHES ALFORD, died April 16,1918 in Charleston, TN. Please help me find the names of my grandfather's parents and siblings. Donald Denton <dpdenton@netpluscom.com>

No 232 ARTHUR, COPELAND, LOWERY:I'm just now learning about my mother's Polk County ARTHUR connection and would very much appreciate any help with my research.  My grandfather was Edwin Taylor ARTHUR, born May 1898, according to the 1900 Polk County census, the son of Isham Harris and Julia COPELAND ARTHUR.  The only siblings' names my mother remembers are Marvin, Dutch and a sister Nelia. Please contact: Kristy Dillon, P. O. Box 168, Seminole, OK 74818-0168. <kristy@brightok.net>

No 233 FAIN, MASON, SHEARER: My great-grandmother, Laura MASON SHEARER was the daughter of Richard and Polly Ann FAIN MASON. I would love to contact anyone with information on any of these families. Marilyn BARNES-WEIDNER, P. O. Box 2486, Amherst, MA 01004 <informs@missioninforms.com>

No 234  GALLOWAY, LEDFORD: My great-great grandfather, William Lafayette LEDFORD was b. Cherokee NC. He worked from the age of 7 in the copper mines of Ducktown where he came as an orphan. Late in the 1870s he took his family to Montana where he used his knowledge of mining to make himself a wealthy man.  His wife, Mary Jane GALLOWAY, died in Montana and William came back to Bradley Co., TN about 1896. A newspaper article called him the 'wealthiest man in Bradley County'. He married a second time to a woman named Catherine ?. He and Mary Jane had possibly 9 ch. including these known ones; Luella, Ida (Emma?), Rebecca Dulcinia "Delsie", my great-grandmother, b. 1876 in Ducktown; and Julia. Need help with parents, siblings and other children of W. L. and Mary Jane LEDFORD.  Thank You! Suzette Ledford Morris, 11811 Wills Creek Road, San Diego, CA 92131 <Suzette250@aol.com>

No 235 HUCKABY:  Looking for info on Arthur and Mary HUCKABY who were in Polk Co. in 1850-'60. Census says both b. SC. Does anyone know where in SC or have birth, marriage records they would share?  Betty Jo Haines, 5120 Wentworth St., Fort Worth,TX 76132-2028 <bjhai70@aol.com>

No  253 BURGER, BELL: Looking for gravesite of Joseph Whitfield BURGER b. Oct. 13, 1874, died May 9, 1940 and wife Emma Ellen BELL BURGER, b. Aug 13, 1874, died March 4, 1920. I found son, J. Oscar, age 4 years, beside two unmarked graves in Bethlehem Cemetery near Isabella and would like verification that Joseph and Emma are buried there. Please contact Lee Blankenship, 1232 Foxpointe Drive, Sycamore, IL 60178 o e-mail <books@vcvs.com>

No 254 CHEEK, HAMPTON, HOOD, SEXTON: I would like to share info with anyone researching the Isiah / Josiah CHEEK, b. VA ca. 1837 and Elizabeth CHEEK family who are in household # 56 on the 1870 Polk County census. My related Polk families are Jesse and Violet HOOD SEXTON. Thanks for your help. Nick Jordon, 401 S. Patterson, Campbell, TX 75422

No 255 COOK, GREEN, TAYLOR: Seeking info on the 2nd wife of my gr. gr. Uncle, Calvin Baxter TAYLOR, d. 1866.  His 1st wife was Mary E. COOK, d. 1864. His 2nd wife was Rebecca E. ______ who, after the death of Calvin Baxter, married J. D. GREEN. Please contact Terrell Taylor, 157 Chestee Lane, NE, Cleveland, TN 37323-5159

No 256 HOOD: Looking for the last daughter of Robert & Mary HOOD who moved to Polk County before 1837 and raised a large family there.  We have located all of their children except one possible daughter. She was enumerated in Robert HOOD'S household in 1830, possibly a twin with a birthdate of either April 10, 1817 or October 2, 1820 and may have been named Elvina or Elmira. Researching in the area of Polk and surrounding counties in either TN or North GA, East TX (Cherokee or Smith Counties) or the North TX counties of Parker, Hunt, Fannin, Grayson or Cass.  If this sound like someone in your family tree, please contact me at <pb182697@aol.com> or mail Pat Bossart, 13435 Wiley Martin, Cypress, TX 77429.

No 268 SPROUSE, DALTON: I'm completely stumped as to what happened to Thomas Jefferson SPROUSE who married Ida Lee DALTON, lived in Ducktown around 1914, and had 4 children.  He does not appear on the 1910 or 1920 Polk County census. His father was Samuel J. SPROUSE.  After he disappeared (or died) Ida took the ch. and went to Atlanta. Any help appreciated. Evelyn Wallace, 2891 Bart Johnson Rd., Buford, GA, 30519  or e-mail <cewall1953@aol.com>

No 269 PINION, COX, SHAW: Looking for any information on J. R. PINION (any sp.) who died Ducktown 1901.  He m. 1st Julia SHAW, and had 3 daus., Florence,  Ethel and Clara; 2nd Mary Magdalene COX or HILL, (she had Arthur) together, they had John Oscar PINION. Does anyone have any idea where J. R. PINION is buried? Contact: James O. PINION, 1722 Eagle Bay Lane, Navarra, FL 32566.

No 270 HELTON: I just recently found out that my father Clarence HELTON, son of Sherman and Samantha Helton came from Polk County, and was one of 8 children which included Poley, Ivey, Isham, Ollie, Walter, Maggie, and Liza. Clarence left before I was born and was never heard from again, or if he was my mother would not talk about it. Can anyone help me find out about my HELTON family? Obie Gene HELTON, 3420 N. Hwy 341, Rossville, GA 30741. (You may also contact us at <presswood @ wingnet.net> and we'll get in touch with Obie.)

No 271 JOHNSON: My mystery family is Ironic JOHNSON who m. Margaret WILSON; son was Sam J., born 1817 who m. Rebecca LUKE (?) Ch. of Sam and Rebecca were Margaret, b. ca. 1855, Isaac Frank, b. June 10, 1856 Polk County and Mary E., b. May 10, 1861. Isaac Frank m. 1st Martha MANIS in Bradley Co. and had son Joseph Franklin who. m. Laura HOWARD d/o George and Sarepta J. Howard; he m. 2nd Mattie VINEYARD and had three sons, Harrison, Homer and Calvin JOHNSON. Need help with further info on this family. Angela JOHNSON, 607 Hughes Lake  Rd., Cleveland, TN 37323.

No 272 BOONE, DUVALL, WILLIAMS: Has anyone researched Daniel BOONE's family tree?  Family legend says his daughter, Esther Averill, married John H. WILLIAMS and they were the parents of Elizabeth Williams, who married my great great grandfather, Elbridge DUVALL. Please contact me if you have information to share on this family: Gayle JENSEN, 10605 W. Dumbarton Circle #D, Littleton, CO 80127 <gajensen1@juno.com>.

No 273 FARR, HELTON, KIMSEY, PHILLIPS: Looking for Riley PHILLIPS (1859) who m.  Cordelia FARR (1862). Also seeking info on Thomas Jefferson HELTON, who married Amandy ROBINSON; their son, Homer Arthur, is my grandfather. I have a Samuel Henry HARRIS (1869) who married Martha Ann PANTER (1869) - would be happy to exchange information on these families. Sharon HELTON DAY, <SHANKYD41@aol.com>

No 282 LILLARD: Believe it or not, I have an unknown branch of the LILLARD family on which I can find no information. Can you help? My great grandfather, William LILLARD  b. Jan. 31, 1840(perhaps Murfreesboro, TN) left home when he enlisted in the war around 1862. Some sources say parents were Joseph and Mary, yet another gives Benjamin and Evelena Landon Lillard as parents. Any help much appreciated. Susan Lillard Salas, 318 E. Howell St., Kansas City, MO <Bnkr28@yahoo.com>

No 283 GLASS, SWINFORD: Researching Elijah SWINFORD and Celia GLASS through their son, William Riley Swinford, brother to Markus Lester, Alfred Hammick and William Jackson. I was adopted and just now reconnecting with my 14 birth family siblings, so any help appreciated. Janis Gilmore, P.O. Box 133, Simms, TX 75574 <GILMORE133@webtv.net>

No 284 DAY, LONG, HICKS: Looking for any info on my great uncle William LONG born Surrey, NC but moved to TN after 1831. His wife’s name not known, but he had 4 children, James A., George A., Manerva, who m. a DAY, and Sarah E. who married a HICKS.   Thanks for your response. Lottie L. Freels, 4139 Magnolia Apt., St. Louis, MO 63110.

No 285 CARSON, CASEY: I am trying to trace one of my TN ancestors, N. R. ‘Ned’ CARSON. He had a son, John Hannabal, who moved from Monroe County and m. Elizabeth Ann CASEY in 1856 in Cleveland TN. Anyone having info on this family please contact Joe T. Ogden, 3018 Parker Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628 <joet3018@earthlink.net>

No 286 MOORE, PRINCE: My ggg grandpa is William Nelson MOORE and my ggg grandma is Lucinda Caroline PRINCE. They are mentioned in an article in a Rabun County, GA book that says they came from Ducktown, TN. Your help with my MOORE and PRINCE lines will be greatly appreciated. <StevenWM@lvcm.com>  Steven MOORE, 3709 El Portal Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

No 287 BLALOCK, GARRISON: I’m trying to tie a John Henry GARRISON who m. a BLALOCK into the family of my great grandfather, John Coffee GARRISON, b. 1848 married Maggie. Moved from Polk County to Dahlonega, GA.  Buddy Cox, 4514 Chandler Rd. Meridan, MS 39305 <buddycox@bellsouth.net>

No 288 BEATY, CASADA, CHEEK, SEXTON: My ancestor, Arthur BEATY, b. 1740 in Ireland emigrated to PA around 1760. His son, John, m. Eliza MORRIS in Rockbridge, VA and moved to Bradley County, TN. My grandmother was Roberta CASADA, who m. Isaac CHEEK and lived in Polk County.  Isaac's parents were James M. and Tempa SEXTON CHEEK.  Will gladly receive and share info on any of my Polk and Bradley County ancestors.  Beirne` Beaty, 1343 Brown Ave. NW Cleveland, TN 37311 <zilphaoats@yahoo.com>

No 289 ALEXANDER, SAMPLE, McREYNOLDS, YOUNG: Will welcome any info on my Joseph ALEXANDER, son of Hezekiah and Mary SAMPLE. Also looking for marriage record of Joseph ALEXANDER and Elizabeth McREYNOLDS. Their dau. Mary, married Dr. Robert R. YOUNG. Would like to find where he was buried. He and Mary had 14 children. Thanks! Maria Harris Markwalter, 710 Corlett Dr., Huntsville, AL 35802 <bullmark@bellsouth.net>

No 290 CLAYTON, EUBANKS, HALES, HUGHES: If anyone has any information on the lines of Harrison HUGHES who married Thaney CLAYTON in 1841, or John P. HALES who married about 1860 to Partenia EUBANKS, I would really appreciate hearing from you. Betty Ruth Rymer, 4783 John Day Hwy, Vale, OR  97918. <mac2home2@fmtc.com>

No 292 FREELAND, STILLWELL WALKER: Just beginning research on Joseph WALKER who m. Leatha STILLWELL through their son, John Henry who M. Winnie PADGETT. Need parents and siblings of Joseph. Also researching unrelated, as far as we know, William Buckner & Saletha FREELAND WALKER through son, James Harvey, Sr.  Any help much appreciated. Pam and Freddie Walker, 182 Abercrombie Lane, Turtletown, TN 37391 <pwalker37391@aol.com>

No 293 FREEMAN, KILBY: My ancestor, Nancy KILBY age 17, and her month old son, George Washington are in the 1870 Polk County census living with the Lewis MASON family. She married Jasper HOLDEN in Bradley County in1872. Have never found any record of Nancy again, but son George W. was raised by another family and went by the name of FREEMAN. Peyton KILBY, Circuit Court Clerk, is in Polk county at this time; is Nancy related, if so, how? Any help piecing together this family puzzle will be most appreciated. Goldie Thomas 769 Cates Lane, Charleston, TN 37310 <bub18goldyt@aol.com>

No 294 COLLIS, GARRISON OWENBY: My John COLLIS is in Polk county 1860 census as Collins with ch. James, Orleans, Albartis, Lafayette and Nancy.  Also researching family of William GARRISON through son, Robert who m. Ellen CHASTAIN. William Robert is the son of William and Falby OWENBY GARRISON.  Please contact Glenn and Mary Ann Collis, 2105 Hwy 2, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 <glennmaryanncollis@tds.net

No 295 DAVIS, HICKS, LONG, WHITESIDE: Need help with my Polk Folk, G. W. LONG who m. Sarah J. WHITESIDE and also Joseph DAVIS who m. Rachel HICKS. Thanks! Harold and Olivee Long, 207 Mimosa Dr. WarnEr Robins, GA 31093 <iganlong@cs.com>

No 296 BATES, STRICKLAND: My mother was Mattie Sue BATES b. 1915 daughter of ‘Lum” and Harriett Rebecca STRICKLAND with siblings Walter, Ben, Beulah, Zephyr and Bonnie all thought to be raised in Woodstock, GA. However, ‘Lum’ is thought to be the son of Christopher Columbus Bates, b. 1852, son of George Mack and Peggy Runion BATES of Polk County. He is in their household in 1870 but found in 1880 in Limestone, AL with wife, M. A. and children George W., b. ca. 1873; Emma, b. ca. 1874; Noah C. (could be my ‘Lum’) b. ca. 1876; Casey,b. ca. 1878; and Alonzo, b. ca. 1879; all ch. b. TN. Anyone that can help me with this family please contact Mary Swallows, 1360 Wildwood Ave. SE Cleveland, TN 37311 <birdswallow@aol.com>

No 297 McELROY, WOMBLE:  I am searching for information on Andrew McELROY born 1855 in Ducktown Tennessee, died in Roane County. I have heard that his father was Peter, born in Ireland and he had a brother named Peter. His mother has been shown as Amanda WOMBLE, or HIGGINS or even may be WIGGINS. The only info I have is from a death cert. stating his birth in Ducktown. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Sandy Newport <ladycarver@isainet.com>

No 298 EARLEY, JENKINS: My great-grandmother, Josephine SMITH came to Polk County from Springplace, Murray Co., GA and worked for a Doctor Prince at Parksville. She married a JENKINS from NC, but I have found no records of this. Her daughter Cora, b. 1885-9 married Francis EARLEY, Sr. on November 7, 1915; they are in the 1920 Fannin County GA census with children George W., Nellie E., Woodrow and stepdaughter, Mae JENKINS. Later siblings were Albert Jackson, Margaret and William. All except Mae were placed in an orphanage in August 1926 since Francis had died and Cora was in poor health and unable to care for them.. Cora died between 1926 and 1930 but I am unable to find any death record for her either in Polk or Fannin County. Your help with this family needed and appreciated. Rhea Hunter, Todd Library, Circulation Dept. Waubonsee College, Rt. 47 & Waubonsee Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554 <rhunter@Waubonsee.edu>

No 299 YOUNG, PANNELL: Need help with my George Washington YOUNG who married Mary PANNELL in Monroe County, TN September 23, 1880. Son Charles Anderson is buried in Smyrna Church Cemetery in Polk County. Have been unable to locate parents of either George or Mary nor can I find their death dates or burial places. Thanks for your help. Melia Muncy, 6211 Waterlevel Hwy, Apt # 18, Cleveland TN 37311.

No 300 ROGERS, SMITH: Family legend says that my Amanda ROGERS was a Cherokee born in Ducktown, 1872, married Sevier CROWE and 2nd a SMITH from Cherokee where they continued to live on a Reservation in Jackson County. If you can provide any help with this family contact Stephanie Arneach, P. O. Box 85, Cherokee, NC 28719 <radiocrowe7@yahoo.com>

No 301 BURRIS, WOMACK, McMAHAN: Would love to contact anyone researching my surnames, especially the family of James R. and Sadie PARTAIN WOMACK. J. R. was he son of James Ransom, born  ca 1866 who married Texanna HILL. Frankie Burris Womack, 235 Parker Drive, Cleveland, TN 37323.

No 302 VEST, STEPHENSON: Would like to contact anyone researching the Polk County family family of T. W. VEST who married Irene STEPHENSON, daughter of Fate STEPHENSON. Johnny Vest, 1213 Old Federal Road, Old Fort, TN 37362.

No 303 GEE: Need proof of the connection between my Eason GEE of Pendleton District SC and John Henry GEE of Polk County. Eason died 1794 leaving wife Abigail DAVIS GEE and 4 small children: Jeremiah, Joannah, John and Samuel. Abigail remarried in 1808 to William BENNETT. Most likely candidates for parents of Eason are John and Temperance GEE, and therefore, perhaps an older brother of the Polk County John Henry GEE. Any help much appreciated. Alan GEE, 6109 Mountainclimb, Austin, TX 78731 <alangee@earthlink.net>

No 304 ESTEP: My grandfather, Henry J. ESTEP, born NC had sisters Rhoda Easter who married James Bandick GOFORTH, Susie who married Jerome CAMPBELL, Mary married J. L. HICKEY, and Nan married Andy HALL - all are early Polk County families.  If anyone is researching any of these families and would be willing to share information, please contact me.  Thanks! Marjorie DOVER, 107 Dover-Wear Drive, Loudon, TN 37774 <mmargied@msn.com>

No 305 CHILDRESS, DOUGLASS, SMITH: Would like to make contact with anyone researching the above surnames. Peter SMITH married Mary Panthora CHILDRESS and had children: Peter, who married Patsy; Josiah m. Nancy DOUGLASS; Jane; Nancy married Zeb SHELTON; Susannah m. Aron WALKER; Martha; John m. Mary Angeline McCLANAHAN; Elizabeth married Andrew COVALL.  Cecil Cromwell, Jr. <Ccromwellj@aol.com>

No 306 BLACKWELL, HARTNESS, HAWKINS, McTAGGART:Trying to find out when Leonard HARTNESS died. He was on the 1870 Cherokee County NC census but not the 1880; spouse of Mary and had daughter, Cynthia. Leonard was a Union Soldier in the TN 7th Cavalry. Please contact Vera HAWKINS , P.O.  Box 362, Etowah, TN 37331 <hawk2430@bellsouth.net>

No 307 DAVIS, FARNER, TAYLOR, WHITE: Looking for any information on Winfield WHITE who married Malinda Adeline MARTIN; John O. WHITE who m. Euphemia DAVIS and Noah FARNER who m. Sarah HAMBY. Other research names are Rev. Ike and Cincinattus TAYLOR. Sharon WEBB, 284 Towee Falls Rd., Tellico Plains, TN 37385 <wwebb@tellico.net>

No 308 FRY: New researchers just recently discovered our Fry ancestors in Polk County. Our father is Phillip Baldwin FRY, his father was William Houston FRY. Polk pioneer Harvey FRY was our ancestor, but that's as far back as we know. Can anyone help with this family? With much appreciation. Brothers, Jerry FRY, HCR # 79 Box 257, Washburn MO 65772 or Bruce Fry, 775, Fleeta Dr., Covington, GA 30016.

309 GROOMS, QUINN: Determined to find where our Daniel and Sarah GROOMS and Peter and Sarah 'Sally' FINNELL QUINN ancestors owned land near Antioch Church of Christ in Old Fort, Polk County, TN. Would also love to know where buried.  Your help needed and much appreciated. Ann Lenz, 4909 Eider, Corpus Christi, TX 78413 <meljr09@msn.com>

No 310 ROSS: We recently made a trip to Polk County and stood on the same ground where our Thomas B. ROSS owned land (the old Harrison Mill place on Horton Bridge Road.) Vina Ross married Reuben Kanester who lived on the next farm. Our Thomas B. was the son of John ROSS of Blount County TN.  Would love to make contact with anyone researching this line. Ernestine Baumgardner, 7108 Peach Orchard Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 or Carole Harris, 4880 Hubbard Rd, Lenoir City, TN 37771.

No 311 SWEENY: Was recently in Polk County doing research on my wife's family and to my great surprise discovered my Moses SWEENY lived almost on the spot where the PCHGS Library is now standing. I know very little about my folks and would appreciate any help. I have a copy of the same picture of the Moses SWEENY, Sr. that is in the Library's files. Jeff SWEENEY, 315 E. Northern Avenue, Springfield, OH <jsweeney1@woh.rr.com>

No 312 BROWN, HEDDEN,  MASHBURN, MILLER:  My great grandfather Joseph HEDDEN married Sarah J. MILLER. Joseph's father was John who m. Sarah Ann BROWN b. March 1830.  I also have a Sherman BALLARD, b. January 1, 1863 who m. Delilah (?) born Oct. 18, 1886 and died May 3, 1945. Their children were Fred, Maud, Viney, Maggie, John and Robert. Need help with my William S. MASHBURN, born 1846. Barbara Morris Garrett, 3799 Poplar Springs Rd., Gainesville, GA 30507 <barbaragarrett@charter.net>

No 313 ADAMS, VARNER: My great-great-grandmother was Margaret H. ADAMS, b. July 30, 1846 in Turtletown, died January 17, 1928 bu. Zion Hill Cemetery, Polk County, TN; she was married to William Alvin KIMSEY, son of Thomas Gilmore and Amy Perkins Kirby KIMSEY. Margaret's  father was Levi Louis ADAMS, b. ca. 1820 and her mother was Matilda VARNER, b. ca. 1823. I have no further information on her family. Would appreciate any help. Lynn SUTTON, 8317 S. 5th St., Broken Arrow, OK 74011 <billynnl@cox.net>

No 314 ARTHUR, SMITH: Could anyone help me place my Parthena Mattie Marthina ARTHUR, b. January 1, 1865 in the right Polk County ARTHUR family. Her death certificate only says her father was F. Arthur - I'm thinking Felix, but need proof. Parthena married James Barnett SMITH, b. ca. 1856 in GA. I have some pictures and information I would be glad to share with other family members. Martha Joseph, 1212 Tapadera Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95407.

No 315  MAYNARD, WHITE: I am trying to find information on Arthur Bryant WHITE who died at age 82 in 1923 in Polk County, TN (death cert. # 221.) Arthur married Susan Elizabeth Maynard and is a survivor of Andersonville and perhaps the Sultana. Can anyone help? Peggy BULLARD,  <Pdbull03@aol.com>

No 316 HICKS, LONG: I am looking for information on my great uncle, William LONG, b. 1831 NC. He moved to TN after 1831 m. (?)  and had four children: James A., George A., Manerva m. a DAY; and Sarah who m. a HICKS. In 1908, James A. LONG and Manerva LONG DAY signed papers in Polk County, TN acknowledging their interest in their grandmother Bethany's will. Any help will be appreciated. Lottie L. Freels, 4139 Magnolia Apt. #4, St. Louis, MO 63110

No 317 McCRACKEN, SNYDER: My great-great-grandfather, William R. SNYDER married Elizabeth JAMES, and is in the 1880 Polk County census with ch: Mary, Erby, John, Leander, Martha and Robert. Their daughter m. Calvin McCRACKEN and had a son James (my line.) Contact me if you're researching this line: Keith Rutledge, 600 New Hope Rd. Cleveland, TN  37323  <sandyrutledge@msn.com>

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