People of
Color in Old Tennessee
For People With African Ancestry

A TNGenWeb Project
Genealogy Query Page, Number Twelve
January and February, 2000


I am looking for African American Hendersons. My Grandmother was Barbara Arnold HENDERSON. Barbara was married to a Henry HENDERSON They had one son (my father) Barbara was killed in 1941 in a car accident. My father was raised by his maternal Grandmother(Mary Whitmire)I,m searching for family of Henry HENDERSON.I just want to connect with some HENDERSON
Kendall Henderson -- 3017 west 84th Street, Inglewood, CA 90305
Submitted on Wed Feb 23 09:26:12 MST 2000


I am looking for any information on Frank Winn-Wynn Family in Cowan Tennessee
Submitted on Mon Feb 21 14:25:18 MST 2000


Bettie PATTERSON (1865-1944) resided in Gibson County/Eaton, TN until her death. Bettie and her husband, John BUCHANAN (1867-1947) had 9 children, all born in Gibson County. Can anyone help me find the name of Bettie's father? Relatives tell me that the name on her death certificate is incorrect. Thanks so much.
Janis Shearer
Submitted on Thu Feb 17 13:58:50 MST 2000


PERDEW-county unknown. Searching for parents of MALISSA PERDEW, who, according to 1900 KY census, were born in TN. Malissa was born abt. April 1868 d abt.1906? Malissa m Wm. Thos. NELSON 12-25-1887 Caldwell Co. KY 4 children:Chas W, Robt. Lee, Anna, Margaret. ANY info on PERDEW of TENNESSEE would be most appreciated.
Melissa Nelson Corts
Submitted on Wed Feb 16 15:22:37 MST 2000


Valentine HOUPT, born 1765, went from Iredell County, NC to Rhea County. There several of his granddaughters married GALLAHERs, Mary TAFF to D. A. GALLAHER (born 1836)and Emmeline HOUP to Thomas M. GALLEHER on 30 Oct 1839. Searching for Gallaher ancestry in Rhea and Roane Counties. Are they related to Gallaher families in Iredell County, NC?
Ray A. Yount
Submitted on Wed Feb 16 10:44:24 MST 2000


Bennie Marion Officer, Rose Officer, Catherine Quarles
Charles L.Pierson
Submitted on Tue Feb 15 15:21:52 MST 2000


I am searching for husband of Barbara Arnold Henderson(African American) Barbara died in 1941 in car accident. Her husband name was Henry Henderson. They had one son Kendall Henderson Sr. I would love to connect with any family members. Kendall was moved to Los Angeles Calif by Grandmother Mary Whitmire.
Kendall Henderson Jr. -- 3017 WEST 84TH STREET, INGLEWOOD, CA 90305
Submitted on Tue Feb 15 10:53:04 MST 2000


I'm looking for relatives to my granparents Cecil and Willie Lakey, Cecil born dec.25 1893 died Dec 1979 Willie unknown birth or death from the Texas area
kirk anthony lakey -- 948 st.clair, Houston, TX 77088
Submitted on Tue Feb 15 00:43:29 MST 2000


I am looking for information on CHAPPELL families from Maury, Marshall, Williamson, and Davidson County. I am specifically looking for descendants of MORGAN CHAPPELL.
B. K. Chappell
Submitted on Mon Feb 14 20:59:24 MST 2000


My family originated in Franklin Co. Tennessee. I am in need of information about the African-American familes of Phillis and George LASTER, Joe and Carrie TURNEY(TURNER), and Sallie and Issac LASTER.
Delores Laster Crews
Submitted on Sun Feb 13 20:17:28 MST 2000


Searching for information regarding the parents of my Grandfather, William HOLLINS. I believe his mother's first name was Amanda. His last known residence was Memphis, TN and he passed approximately 1957. He had married Trannie Kirksey and separated approximately 1920 and later married Fannie Hollins.
Irvin Hollins -- 1299 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318
Submitted on Sat Feb 12 16:08:28 MST 2000


I have just learned that my gr grandfather, Isah Calvin RIGGS, b. 1834, AL, d. 1906-8, had an African American mistress. Her name was Ivy and she had at least one child, a girl named Rose. It is said that Ivy is buried near the grave of Isah at Sardis Ridge Cemetery, Parsons, TN. Any info about Ivy, Rose or their descendants will be greatly appreciated.
Peggy Riggs Kopp
Submitted on Thu Feb 10 20:08:52 MST 2000


I am looking for any family of Thomas and Margaret Thomas Lloyd. They were married in Knoxville,TN IN 1890. They had several kids in Knoxville before they moved to Antioch,TN.There kids were Solomon, Eva and Rachel.They moved to Antioch sometime in the the early 1900.If you are related to any of these people I would very much like to hear from you.
Selena Crowder
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 23:42:34 MST 2000


I am looking for relatives of Polk Mitchell, he was married to Maria Lonas. They had five daughters. Eliza(William Armstrong),Amanda(Alfred Green),Bell(Jackson Chatman),Betty(Thomas Larew),Emma(John Rorex).Marie died and Polk later married Rosetta Wiley. Polk had a sister name Charlotte Mitchell who married Solomon Thomas. Is there anyone out there related to any of these people, I would love to here from you.
Selena Crowder
Submitted on Sun Feb 6 23:31:35 MST 2000


CHILDS, Pinkie
CHILDS, Andrew
Joe A. Childs
Submitted on Fri Feb 4 13:17:52 MST 2000


I am attempting to trace the African American line of Fred and Julia Kinney. It is thought that one of them might be part or all American Indian-possibly Cherokee. Fred was born in Virginia and but was known to be in Texas in 1870. Julia was born in Texas but her mother was born in Tenn. Her father was born in Virginia. One story is that Fred married the dtr of an Indian chief--possibly Julia. Their oldest living grandson only remembers them living on an Indian reservation somewhere near Huntsville Texas. Julia was born on March 1844. I know this information is sketchy so any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you--Sharon James
Sharon James
Submitted on Thu Feb 3 18:39:15 MST 2000


Price, Albert. moved to ohio in 1867 and married . allegedly burnt out of home by union occupation troops in 1865. allegedly from knoxville. came north with three blacks who worked his farm in preble county ohio until the 1880's. listed as "of colour" in 1870 and mulatto in 1880. he may have been of indian or afro-american linage.any help appreciated.
dawkins, max
Submitted on Sat Jan 29 10:44:38 MST 2000


Sarah "Sallie" Byrd was born Oct 6 1817 and died Apr 2 1889. She lived most of her life in and was buried in Morgan Co Tennessee. Her son was Horace Maynard Byrd, he was my great-grandfather. I believe that Sarah may have been of Native/African American heritage or some mixture there of. Her husband may have been a James Byrd but no one knows for sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Submitted on Fri Jan 28 10:43:28 MST 2000


Gr Grandfather, Jonas Edward STEPHENSON b. 1864 to Edward Newton and Nancy Ann (DARNELL) STEPHENSON lived out towards Wheel area near Marshall/Bedford County Line. He married Mary Etta TUCKER, daughter of W.A. and Nancy Ann (SMITH) TUCKER, about 1890. I have a copy of their marriage license. Any STEPHENSON or TUCKER family researchers please contact me
Cindy Stephenson-Robertson -- 8055 Mudville Road, Millington, TN 38053
Submitted on Fri Jan 28 08:42:04 MST 2000


Charlie MARTIN, died ~1925, Tobacco Port, TN, 2 wives, and siblings. Trying to locate relatives or friends who might know about Charlie Martin, second wife named Carrie, children-Aggie, Effie, Walter, and Graham, TVA dam covers property, TVA says cemetery was not moved by TVA
John W. Childress, III
Submitted on Thu Jan 20 08:42:23 MST 2000


I am helping a friend of mine Mr.Bailey research the family name of NASH,he is looking for information on DEMPSEY NASH his parents John Nash and Mary/Odlan/NASH married in 1772. Any information on Dempsey Nash would greatly be appreciated. Mr. Bailey has a lot of very intresting history and documentation on the Nash family ,he would be very intrested in in exchanging information on this family. thank you.
Wilma McWhirter -- John Bailey, Maysville, OK 73057
Submitted on Wed Jan 19 22:30:40 MST 2000


Hi I am still seeking any information on Samuel A Veland a mulatto that moved to Memphis, TN in 1917-18 with his wife Lula Martin Veland a Indian woman with about 8 children with them they moved to Tennessee from Louisiana, Richland Parish. Please note a change of email address.
Myla Veland
Submitted on Sat Jan 1 22:31:26 MST 2000


Hello, My name is Camisha-Laquis and my ancestors from my mother's side of the family are known to be Cherokee. My Greatmother is half Cherokee and half Irish/French. If anyone knows anything about the history of this ASHBY ancestor or descendents to the EVANS or MILLER families please contact me. Thank you.
Camisha-laquis Whitten -- 823 A Street,#1, Eureka, CA 95501-0202
Submitted on Sat Jan 8 16:38:41 MST 2000


searching for info on all bolins from hancock co,espiecally info on the murder of lewis bolen,by his stepdaughter,sometime after 1891,he was married to rebecca mullins in 1891,his father was john,mother-tabitha,siblings:eli,greenberry,britton,freeman,rachel,ca therine,jefferson,john,pleasant
peggy dixon
Submitted on Fri Jan 14 17:52:11 MST 2000


Hi I'm looking for information about the marriage and the pedigree of: Wade COUTHON and Sarah JIMISON which have a son James born in 1884 in Runtington. Many thanks for your help and best regard from France
Stephane Couton
Submitted on Sun Jan 16 13:01:13 MST 2000


PERNELL, Robert (born 1912 died April 4, 1940) - wife WALLACE, Verna (born ?, died 1954-1955). Children: William, Clara, Dorothy, Rosetta, Lawrence and Robert.
A. Sproule
Submitted on Tue Jan 18 07:23:25 MST 2000


I am looking for information on Squire Hornbeak who was born in Weakley County in 1836, married Barbara Higgs of NC, and had twelve (12) children who also lived and grew up in Weakley County before the entire family moved to Honey Grove, Texas between the year(s) 1880-1890. The Squire Hornbeak family than migrated to Burneyville, Oklahoma, I. T., now the state of Oklahoma, where the family settled permanently. Squire Hornbeak was a slave, and may have been called Squire because of his duties as a manservant, or, perhaps that was his actual, given name. Perhaps, someone knows of the existence of Property records of the HORNBEAK(S) in Weakley County during the previously mentioned time period. I suppose I should be writing to the Weakley County Court House for this information. I thank you for any help you may be able to give me. Regards, Joyce E. Hornbeak
Joyce E. Hornbeak
Submitted on Tue Jan 18 21:23:37 MST 2000


Looking for anyone who may think they are related to the above surnames who lived in the Stonewall, Miss are about the early 1800. Someone in all of these families married into each others family in some way. Some may still be in Miss. other have moved to Tenn, Ark,Mi, Ill, MO, and NY if you think you may be connected contact me asap
Submitted on Fri Jan 7 18:51:44 MST 2000


I am searching for my MANCE and BARNETT people (African-Americans)I am descended from John Ivey and Mary MANCE(gggrandparents) through their son Will MANCE and grandson Mose MANCE; William and Caroline Lewis BARNETT (gggrandparents) through their son Newton BARNETT and granddaughter Clara BARNETT. My grandparents,Mose MANCE and Clara BARNETT were born in 1894 and 1896,respectively. Would love to hear from you.
Barbara Weeden
Submitted on Mon Jan 3 20:42:38 MST 2000


I am looking for any history on the MAYOTTE family in rhea county and monroe county tennessee. thank you
Gregory M. Upton -- 13809 BRIAR WOOD DR.#1521, LAUREL, MD 20708
Submitted on Mon Jan 3 15:26:17 MST 2000


i am looking for any family history info on the UPTON family, the MCGAUHEY family, and the FERGUSON family. in and around sweetwater, tennessee,an athens, tennessee
Gregory M. Upton -- 13809 briarwood dr. #1521, laurel, MD 20708
Submitted on Mon Jan 3 15:17:59 MST 2000


I am in the process of looking up my ancestors. Mattie Roberts and a Mr. Haircrow. Possibly from Georgia or Alabama.
Elizabeth Sales Elliott
Submitted on Mon Jan 3 12:38:02 MST 2000


Hi I am still seeking any info on Samuel A Veland a mulatto that moved to memphis,tn in 1917-18 with his wife lula Martin Veland a indian woman with about 8 children with them they moved to tn from louisiana richland parrish.Please note a change of email address.
Myla Veland
Submitted on Sat Jan 1 22:31:26 MST 2000