People of
Color in Old Tennessee

A TNGenWeb Project
Genealogy Query Page, Number One
March Through May, 1998

DONELSON, LAWRENCE, MANIER

Paternal and Maternal families are from Nashville, Davidson County. MANIER - Paternal family - has some Native American connections. Maternal family - LAWRENCE/DONELSON - Grandfather, Robert LAWRENCE was born at the Hermitage around 1880 - one of 19 children born to Lizzie DONELSON and Lee LAWRENCE. Haven't been able to get accurate info re births, deaths, family connections.
Donna Manier -- P.O. Box 23153, Federal Way, WA 98098-0153
d1lady@aol.com
Submitted on Sun May 31 13:43:53 EDT 1998


DAVIS, & TAYLOR

I am searching for my grandmother's, & grandfather's birth records. My grandmother was named Alice Davis she was born 3/31/1874 in Knoxville Tenn to John and Amilia Davis. My grandfather was born May 6 1874 to James and Amanda Taylor in Knoxville Tenn.
Doris A. Turner -- 940 Halesworth Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45240
Littleflower1@worldnet.att.net
Submitted on Sat May 30 19:17:20 EDT 1998


CHRISTMON,CARMICHAEL,JOHNSON

Descendent of Christmons, Carmichaels, & Johnsons in Nolensville, TN. Seeking links to the following ancestors: Ben & Clairie Christmon (1840s), John & Addie Carmichael, Will & Mattie Johnson (1880s).
tfb
bfstfb@isdn.net
Submitted on Sat May 30 12:09:27 EDT 1998


BELL,BIGHAM,DESHONG,LUTER

Descendent of Bells, Bighams, DeShongs, and Luters from Carroll county Tennessee. Seeking those with links to the following names: Jim & Mattie Bell, Frank & Edie Luter, Sam & Mariah DeShong, George & Ella Bigham
tfb
bfstfb@isdn.net
Submitted on Sat May 30 12:06:01 EDT 1998


WILLIAMS,RICKS,KEATON

I am in search for any information on a Fannie WILLIAMS 1836-1920. According family traditions Fannie Williams was a least half Cherokee, though her descendants claim full blood, and she looks it from her portrait. However according to all records she was African American. According to family Fannie was Cherokee born in VA and brought to Montgomery County, TN on the Trail of Tears as a slave. Fannie remembers having one brother and nothing of her parents. She married a man named Wesley WILLIAMS 1838-1918 and later moved to Robertson County, TN to the Wessyngton Plantation. There are several mysteries surrounding this woman: 1 On all records she is listed as being black but she has definite Indian features and one would never suspect her as being white or black but full Cherokee, 2 The 1910 census for Robertson County, Tn lists her birthplace as being VA and both her parents being born in Africa. 3 Three of her children's death certificates list Fannie with a different surname (RICKS,KEATON, and GARRI
John Baker -- 401 15th Avenue West, Springfield, TN 37172
jbaker18@bellsouth.net
Submitted on Fri May 29 21:16:28 EDT 1998


CLAY

Looking for a John LEWIS clay, who was from Ripley TN. Went to college at TN A and I, about 1941. Born 1921 or 1922. In Army at Ft. Campbell, KY.
PHYLLIS DAVIS
DALMOM@WEBTV.NET
Submitted on Mon May 25 01:07:22 EDT 1998


LASTER

Hello, my name is Dale Laster and I'm an African American male, in search of information regarding my great great grandfather "Frank LASTER" who was born in the state of Tennessee around 1825. I found him on the Soundex of 1880 (age 59) living in Marshall, Texas, along with his wife, Mahaley (35), seven children, and a man by the name of Silas LASTER, believed to be his younger brother, as he was listed as being 29 years old. If anyone can help us to find our lost relatives in Tennesse, we would be most grateful.
Dale Laster -- 1101 Waco St., Corpus Christi, , TX 78401
SilasPet@Aol.Com.
Submitted on Sat May 23 17:40:16 EDT 1998


GAINES, BERRY, SMITH

I would like to receive any info on John Gaines, Effie Berry, Joe Berry & Beatrice Smith. these people lived in the Clarkville, TN. area in the1800-1900s. Thank you.
CHARLES LEWIS
CHUCKLEW@HOTMAIL.COM
Submitted on Sat May 23 11:59:24 EDT 1998


LOGAN, BERRY, GAINES

I would like to receive any info on Joe Gaines, Betty Berry & Sally, Josephine & Minnie Logans. Thank you.
CHARLES LEWIS
CHUCKLEW@HOTMAIL.COM
Submitted on Sat May 23 11:39:22 EDT 1998


KENNEDY, POLK, COX, IRVING, BUNCH

Houston Garrison KENNEDY, Nannie KENNEDY, Cammie Kennedy POLK, Clarence POLK, Lived in Carter's Creek (Maury Co.) until 1920's - Also, anyone trying to respond to CJArt@Tminet please respond to DMurphy@tminet.com.......
Marilyn Murphy
dmurphy@tminet.com
Submitted on Sat May 23 00:25:48 EDT 1998


COOPER

Any information on the Joseph Harvey COOPER family who lived in Bedford Co., TN from about 1825 until after 1846 will be appreciated. Joseph Harvey was my great grandfather.
Charles E. GAMBELL -- 661 Kirkus Dr., Conyers, GA 30094
cgambell@ix.netcom.com
Submitted on Wed May 20 20:42:54 EDT 1998


DONAHUE, JOHNSON

I am looking for both my grandparents, both buried in the vet. grave
carla -- 14505 harvard ave., cleveland, OH 44128
black@aol.com
Submitted on Tue May 19 00:43:56 EDT 1998


ARMSTRONG

Looking for any information on Gaines ARMSTRONG, ex slave and Civil War Vet, born around 1846 in Knox Co to owner Aaron ARMSTRONG. I can't find Gaines ARMSTRONG or children in 1880 census. Also am interested in any tax information on Aaron ARMSTRONG around 1850-1860. In 1850 and 1860 census two Aaron (or Aron) Armstrongs are listed, but I'm sure that the older Aaron (or Aron as the they spelled it, age 72 in 1860) was owner of my great-grandfather Gaines Armstrong. Hoping tax records will give clue as to exact location and size of estate, # of slaves, etc., Also looking for local researchers who might assist in any way. Will be making a visit to Knoxville in August, 1998. Thank you. -- Roger
Roger
Rogerlou@aol.com
Submitted on Mon May 18 00:29:52 EDT 1998


CAMPBELL

Campbell- Looking for descendants of Ned and Rebecca Campbell, slaves of John W. Campbell of Jackson. Ned died in 1862, Becca in 1865. Both buried at Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, with Becca's tomb reading "Aunt Becca, beloved family servant." Not sure though, that they used the name Campbell, or even had children. Are there any African American Campbells who might be descendants of this couple?
Ricky Long
lucyhome@usit.net
Submitted on Sat May 16 23:17:10 EDT 1998


CHAPPELL/CHAPEL

I am looking for info on Black Chappells from the Lewisburg area of Marshall Co.,TN. Does anyone have any information on them? They were in Lewisburg aroun 1880-1910 and some moved to Kentucky.
Brian Chappell
noemail@anywhere.com
Submitted on Wed May 13 12:15:02 CDT 1998


CUNNINGHAM, PARKER

CUNNINGHAM/PARKER, Ceasar, born into slavery, changed his last name with change of slave owner. Looking for any information. Family known to keep name Parker and locate in Haywood county.
Sheila
slf@aol.com
Submitted on Mon May 11 21:01:26 CDT 1998


HERRON

I am searching for any info on a sarah HERRON born in Hawkins county tn. on or about Oct 2, 1853. She supposely lived near the land owned by Nicholas Moneyhun. She is my ggrandmother. She was never married, however she had four children, two of them, including my grandmother could have been with Nicholas Moneyhun. She supposely was of Cherokee ancestry, however we have come to believe that she may have been of the melungeon decent. Any info would be of enormous help.
S. Terry
gterry@cwv.net
Submitted on Mon May 11 20:54:32 CDT 1998


BARNES, McCARTY, BURTON, RUDD

My great grandfather henry MCCARTY lived in Brownsville married Julia aka Rallah family name unknown. She had a sister in Tennessee who survived her death in 1928. she was mrs R. BARNES. Other great grandfather Henry BURTON married laura RUDD. the MCCARTY'S were originally from somewhere in S.C. the Burton and Rudds were from N.C. I want to find out parents names and city of origin in the Carolinas. Laura RUDD had brother Jack who owned land in 1902 in Brownsville . his son levy died in Brownsville in 1968
hazel young
young@uhrad.com
Submitted on Mon May 11 20:20:07 CDT 1998


ROBERTSON

ROBERTSON- The family of Charles Roberson moved to Madison County in 1825. His children included Mary Benton, wife of Levin Benton, John Newton, Wiliam Miles, and Elias Roberson. I am interested in anyone that is connected to these families. Thanks, John
John Sellers
sellersj@neto.com
Submitted on Mon May 11 16:00:01 CDT 1998


TUCKER, SMITH, EASLEY, SOUTHALL

Searching for any information regarding, TUCKER, SMITH, EASLEY and SOUTHALL families in Williamson County. Grandparents, William "Babe" Tucker and Irene Smith Tucker. Great Grandparents: John and Sally Tucker and Jessie Smith and Maria Burns Smith.
Y. Sanders
vonny7@worldnet.att.net
Submitted on Sun May 10 11:51:19 CDT 1998


CLARK, JAMERSON

Please give me any information regarding Rev. Jesse Emanual Clark of Memphis, TN. Please give me any information regarding Manual Jamerson, Sr. and his ancestors preceeding him.
Tracye Linney -- 4934 Noel Mission Drive, Memphis, TN 38125
t2nlinn@aol.com
Submitted on Fri May 8 23:03:22 CDT 1998


PINCHEM

Would like to hear from anyone researching this name. Looking for family of John Pinchem, b. 1834 Smith Co., TN (African American)
Carol Mallory -- 2339 SE Jefferson, Topeka,, KS 66605-1169
wamcam@cjnetworks.com
Submitted on Fri May 8 22:36:16 CDT 1998


HORTON

I am interested in information on HORTON's of Jackson, Madison County, TN. Homer Horton b. 1908 is my grandfather, and he had siblings--Hubbard, Edward, Vinie, Emily, (all HORTON) and Fannie Whitelaw. His father was said to be Tom Horton. He was married to Thelma Morgan and had children: Charles, Robert, Lela Belle.
Thelma G. Williams
tgwill@usit.net
Submitted on Wed May 6 16:01:36 CDT 1998


DAVIS, BUNTON

Need more info on grandparents: JOHN BELL DAVIS b. 12-26-1873 & QUEENE I.(Bunton) b. 5-24-1876 both of Guthrie, TN. They moved to Kentucky(?) where aunt, Mary E. 6-6-1893; & uncle Nathan B. were born 12-4-1895. Later they moved back to Tennessee, where they had another child Arlenia born 7-3-1897. This is all from a 1900 census report I received. I also know that they again moved to Kentucky because I have another uncle (James "Sugarbowl") that was born 10-10-1905 in Madisonville (Hopkins County). After that they moved to Fairmont, West Virginia where my dad (George) was born 7-3-1919. I believe my grandparents had 15 children, with Mary being the oldest & my dad being the youngest. Don't know how many were born between Arlenia & James or James & George. Other children that I know of, but have no further info on are aunts: Margaret & Pearl; uncles: Charles, Simon Nathaniel, & Clyde. To my knowledge, my dad is the only living child. If anyone has any further info, please contact me.
Pamela J. Davis -- 713 Orlando Avenue, Akron, OH 44320-1858
pjdavis@raex.com
Submitted on Sun May 3 15:40:26 CDT 1998


MORGAN

MORGAN, John b. 1760-1770 TN was an early settler in Washington Co, Illinois. He also lived in Missouri for a time. From the 1830 cesus of Washington Co., IL, it is speculated that he had married sons named Archibald, Asa, John Jr., and William. Another possible son named Benajah. Other unusual first names used in this family besides Asa and Benaja are Jasper, Newton, and Carey.
Sherry L. Kyle
slkyle@aol.com
Submitted on Sun May 3 22:32:07 CDT 1998


PRATER, ROBINSON, JACKSON

looking for ancesters of PRATER, ROBINSON, JACKSON
Survilla Prater-Smith -- 4 Wentworth Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
SMSmith3@aol.com
Submitted on Sun May 3 19:23:22 CDT 1998


HILLIARDS

We are searching for anyone with knowledge of the HILLIARD family of Robertson County Tennessee.
C. Hilliard
g.coleman@csuohio.edu
Submitted on Sun May 3 18:56:24 CDT 1998


DAVIS, BUNTON

Need more info on grandparents: JOHN BELL DAVIS b. 12-26-1873 & QUEENE I.(Bunton) b. 5-24-1876 both of Guthrie, TN. They moved to Kentucky(?) where aunt, Mary E. 6-6-1893; & uncle Nathan B. were born 12-4-1895. Later they moved back to Tennessee, where they had another child Arlenia born 7-3-1897. This is all from a 1900 census report I received. I also know that they again moved to Kentucky because I have another uncle (James "Sugarbowl") that was born 10-10-1905 in Madisonville (Hopkins County). After that they moved to Fairmont, West Virginia where my dad (George) was born 7-3-1919. I believe my grandparents had 15 children, with Mary being the oldest & my dad being the youngest. Don't know how many were born between Arlenia & James or James & George. Other children that I know of, but have no further info on are aunts: Margaret & Pearl; uncles: Charles, Simon Nathaniel, & Clyde. To my knowledge, my dad is the only living child. If anyone has any further info, please contact me.
Pamela J. Davis -- 713 Orlando Avenue, Akron, OH 44320-1858
pjdavis@raex.com
Submitted on Sun May 3 15:40:26 CDT 1998


ROBERTSON

Joe Robertson - Fayette or Hardeman George Robertson - Fayette or Hardeman Grand Junction TN Roots could be any where in West Tennessee George Robertson was a slave/sharecropper
Curtis Robertson -- PSC 78 Box 2471, apo, CA 96326
robertsc@emh.yokota.af.mil
Submitted on Wed Apr 29 01:33:50 CDT 1998


McDOW or WHITE

I am looking for a birth certificate for a James McDow or white born in Chattanooga, Tenn. . his mothers maiden name is Olie Mae McDow. they are African American. He was born in a house with mid wife.
ricardo johnson
rjmind@hotmail.com
Submitted on Tue Apr 28 10:38:39 CDT 1998


BROWN, GAINES, LOGAN

I'm interested in any information on the following people who lived in Clarksville, TN. Montgomery co. 1800's & 1900's. The names are Betty BROWN, John GAINES, & Their daughters Sally, Josephine & Minnie LOGAN. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Charles C. Lewis -- 1710 Barton dr., Fairfield, CA 94533
CHUCKLEW@HOTMAIL.COM
Submitted on Mon Apr 27 17:39:09 CDT 1998


LANGFORD, LANKFORD, WILSON, HAWKINS

Jordan B. Langford of Randolph County, Arkansas traveled back to Robertson County, Tennessee in 1865 to visit relatives. He died on that trip. His Will which was probated in Arkansas, but his estate was the subject of a Tennessee lawsuit. The Will contains the following:

"It is my will that the boy Sam that I got by Nancy J. Wilson, my first wife, be free at my death. I do this for reasons that I think just and right, best known to my self."

HAWKINS may have been the name of Nancy Wilson's father. It appears that Jordan LANGFORD was born in NC, spent most of his life in TN, and then moved to Arkansas. Hope this might help someone with a search.
Edward Carter -- 821 East Burton Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
ecrb@msn.com
Submitted on Mon Apr 27 11:57:15 CDT 1998


BENTON, KRISLES

Does anyone have information on families with the surname BENTON and KRISLE of Robertson County, Tennessee? I am searching for the ancestary of Polk and James (Jim) KRISLE. Thank you.
g.coleman
g.coleman@csuohio.edu
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PAYNE, DARDEN

I am searching for history of the PAYNES and DARDENS in Robertson County, Tennessee. Any information prior to 1950 would be greaatly appreciated. Thank you.
G.Coleman
g.coleman@csuohio.edu
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WINSTON, WINSTEAD, CROSSLAND, LOVE

I would like information on Belle WINSTON or may be WINSTEAD born in Tennessee about 1865. She married John CROSSLAND of Halwood, Kentucky. Her parents were Henry WINSTON, born in North Carolina and America LOVE born in Tennessee. Children of John and Belle were Essie, Bessie, Bert, Mary and Minerva.
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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SCOTT, CREWS, HODGE

Looking for information on George Scott, son of Malissa CREWS. . She was born December, 1843 in Mooresville, Tennessee in Marshall County. Her first husband was Charles FITZPATRICK from West Maryland, Virginia. Their child was George SCOTT, born, January 5, 1855 Mooresville, Tennessee; died March 25, 1928 Cairo, Illinois in Alexander County. Melissa resided in Obion County, Tennessee with her husband Louis HODGE in the 1880 census. I would be interested in information on all of the surnames.
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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McCLELLAND, RUTLEDGE

Looking for information on SALLIE RUTLEDGE. She was listed as SARAH in the 1880 census and was born about 1847 in Tennessee. I have reason to believe she was from Paris, Henry County, Tennessee. I would like to find out who her parents, siblings, and any other family members were.
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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McCLELLAND, RUTLEDGE

I am interested in corresponding with anyone who has information on the McCLELLAND family from Paris (Henry County), Tennessee. My gg-grandfather was RICHARD McCLELLAND, he was married to Sallie RUTLEDGE. Although Richard and his family were listed as Mulatto on most censuses, a picture of him reveals that he looked Caucasian. Their children were Luther (Nov, 1859), Ella (1862), Fanny (1864), James Witt (my g-grandfather, born Dec, 20, 1867), Josie (1869), Nanny (1871), Flora (1874), Mary (1876), Minnie (1878), Flora (Mar, 1876), Warn (Aug, 1879), John (May, 1881), Lula (1884), Alice (Nov, 1887) and Clatie (Jan, 1889).
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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HODGE, CREWS, SCOTT, O'NEAL, McCLELLAND

Louis HODGE - I am interested in finding any information on the following My great-great grandfather Louis HODGE who was born 1816 in North Carolina. He married Melissa CREWS in Dyers County Tennessee on May 19, 1866. They resided in Obion County, Tennessee in the 1880 census with their children Aaron (1865), John (1866), Lucinda HODGE O'NEAL (1872; Grand Chain, Illinois), Lena HODGE McCLELLAND (b: 1873; Tennessee), Millie (1878) and Aaron.

Lena HODGE was my great-grandmother. She married Witt McCLELLAND. Known children were Lillian, Pearlie, Melvin, Elic, John (my grandfather), James, Marie and Mabel. I believe they raised their children in Pulaski County, Illinois. Malissa also had another son, George SCOTT. Louis and Melissa both had families prior to their marriage. I would be interested in information on those families. It would be especially thrilling to learn of other relatives. Thanking you in advance. Deborah Davis, Edwardsville, IL
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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CREWS, FITZPATRICK, SCOTT

I would like information on my great-great grandmother Melissa CREWS. She was born December 1843 in Mooresville, Tennessee in Marshall County. Her first husband was Charles FITZPATRICK from West Maryland, Virginia. Their child was George SCOTT, born, January 5, 1855 Mooresville, Tennessee; died March 25, 1928 Cairo, Illinois in Alexander County. I would be interested in information on all of the surnames.
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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BARFIELD

Thomas BARFIELD was born about 1846 in Tennessee. He lived in Barlow, Kentucky (Ballard County) in the 1880 census with his wife Isabelle born about 1840. Their children living with them at the time were Romulus, age 10, Jasper, age 18, Sallie age 12, and Thomas age 19. David BARFIELD or BAREFIELD) born about 1862 was the brother of Thomas BAREFIELD and also lived with the family. Thomas BAREFIELD later resided in Grand Chain, Pulaski County, Illinois with his wife Isabelle in the 1900 and 1910 censuses. I would like more information on this family.
Deb Davis -- 8170 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
debdavis@mailexcite.com
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MARSHALL, MAXSON, MASON, LILEY, LILY

I am trying to locate any information concerning my gg-grandfather,,TONY MARSHALL. Supposedly lived in Grand Junction;section 45. Married a lady by the name of ANNA MAXON(?). I think they had 3 sons; TONY MARSHALL JR., NEIL MARSHALL AND FRANK MARSHALL
TINA JONES
MJ0481@AOL.COM
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 23:26:08 EDT 1998


O'NEAL

I am looking for any info. on CONASAUGA LODGE ???I believe it is a freemason org. My G G grandfather John Houston O'NEAL of Polk co. was said to attained master in this org.Would like to find out more info? does it still exist?
KATHY O'NEAL -- 619 POLELINE RD. # 226, DAVIS, CA 95616
k9228@webtv.net
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 19:41:56 EDT 1998


TOLE, PETTIGREW

Burmah PETTIGREW, Earnie TOLE
Marva Tole
MARBRE@CSD.UWM.EDU
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 18:43:10 EDT 1998


CURETON

Looking for Cureton family from Loudon County. Ambrose and Govan. Any assistance would be appreciated
Keli
keli@talweb.com
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 16:33:20 EDT 1998


LINAM

Descendants of LINAMS from Lawrence County, Tennesssee, may contact me about possible ancestry information.
Larry D. Griffin
LGRIFFIN@FS386.DSCC.CC.TN.US
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 16:16:39 EDT 1998


WILLIAMS

Looking for ancestors of Edward Franklin WILLIAMS, b. 25 January, 1855-58, probably in Hickman Co., TN. He enlisted in the 24th U.S. infantry(a black regiment) in Nashville on 25 Jan., 1876 and gave his home as Centerville, Hickman Co., TN and his occupation as farmer. He was listed as mulatto. Until 1887, his name on army records was Eddy WILLIAMS. He served in OK, TX, NM, UT and AZ and retired in 1903. He d. 12 Dec, 1945 in Albuquerque, NM.
Kent Salisbury
SalisburyK@aol.com
Submitted on Thu Apr 16 18:03:58 EDT 1998


BORING

I am searching for the Boring family but have hit a snag. My Boring is JOHN HENRY BORING bn. 1820 may have been married 2 times, LAURA ABLES, and ABIGAIL. They had Children all bn. in Tn., JOHN, MARK, ROSA, MARY E., PATRICK and JAMES DANIEL. JONH HENRY was bn. in Va. I have only been able to find them in the 1880 census (Bledsoe Co). I heard that there are Borings in Washington Co. and hoped they were the same family.....Thanks
Earline VanWinkle Young -- PO Box 194, Pikeville, TN 37367
vanyoung@bledsoe.net
Submitted on Thu Apr 16 06:21:35 EDT 1998


RUSSELL

I am looking for any information regarding the family of Edna May RUSSELL. She was born May 13, 1900 somewhere in Tennessee. Her parents died in or around 1910. She was raised by an older sister, and had a younger brother (Ben), and probably another sister. She spoke little of her family, after leaving home. Any information regarding this family would be Greatly Appreciated! Thank you.
Amber McCarn
gwynn6@webtv.net
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 22:57:12 EDT 1998


KENNEDY, POLK, IRVING, BUNCH

Looking for Houstin Garrison KENNEDY, Nannie, Cammie, Beatrice, Bessie, Houston Jr., Mildred, also Nancy, Frankie IRVING, Nannie also was married to BUNCH all in Maury County (Carter's Creek) - may be connected w/KENNEDY's from Cathey's Creek - also looking for info on Clarence POLK family may have moved by 1920's. I have Nannie and kids on 1900 census but need info on them before that period.....
MARILYN MURPHY
CJART@TMINET.COM
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 21:57:25 EDT 1998


HOLT, HARBOUR, SPRINGER, FENDRICKS

Looking for anybody with info on the HOLT family, slaveowner GILES HOLT, or the HARBOUR family, slaveowner Elijah or Elisha. The time frame is early-mid 1800's in Hardin County. (Cities of Savannah and Henderson) Also any info on a Walter SPRINGER, d. 1944 , or a Mike FENDRICKS, b. 1855, both are suspected have born in Alabama, although lived in Tenn. Thank you!!!
Robyn Smith
engineer92@aol.com
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 21:26:03 EDT 1998


LEDBETTER, GRAY, VAUGHN

GRAY, LEDBETTER, VAUGHN
T.L. Goodrum
goodrum@tulsaschools.org
Submitted on Mon Apr 13 22:42:11 EDT 1998


HARWELL

Searching for information regarding slave holder Richard S. Harwell, decendants and slaves
William Harwell
w.harwell@jsc.nasa.gov
Submitted on Mon Apr 13 16:56:08 EDT 1998


HILL

Looking for any information regarding TOBE (TOBY?) HILL, father of John William Hill (b.1882). John was raised by Bud PRUITT, had a sister named Rose, and married Bud's daughter Lou Mamie PRUITT. Thanks in advance.
Shelley Greenleaf
sgrnleaf@concentric.net
Submitted on Mon Apr 13 00:13:14 EDT 1998


BELLAMY

BELLAMY, Scott and Hester. Apparently were Not the slaves of Jerry BELLAMY of Mt. Cnty,. Scott was born in 1836 in TN, died before 1900; Hester was born in 1848, died in 1906. Hester had 15 children, most of whom lived to adulthood. Hester lived for many years in Clarksville, and worked as a laundress. Her 1900 address was on 1st St. Descendants are in MN, LA, and possibly FL. Since both deaths occurred before TN began keeping death records, am looking for church names, Black undertaker's, school names, etc., from this period, or any information from someone familiar with this name.
Valerie Adams
ValJean15@aol.com
Submitted on Sun Apr 12 00:18:51 EDT 1998


BRANICK, SCOTT

Looking for any information regarding my greatgrand mother Alice Branick - grandmother Nora Branick Scott - are from Obion TN. any information would certainly be helpful. thank you
Clergy Scott Lesure
LClergy@aol.com
Submitted on Sat Apr 11 00:38:57 EDT 1998


REID

Augusta REID Henning married Roger Henning sometime in the late 1890s or early1900s probably in or near Denmark, TN. They had four children and lived on a farm in Denmark all their lives. Where was Augusta REID from originally. (I have heard that she was an orphan from a neighboring county and met Roger Henning while he was in her county as a traveling lay preacher.) What year were they married?
Gloria Zarifa
gzarif@yahoo.com
Submitted on Fri Apr 10 18:20:45 EDT 1998


WALKER

Marietta WALKER Henning married Leonard Henderson Henning sometime in the 1870s or 1880s.They lived their entire lives in Denmark TN, had 11 children. When and where was Marietta WALKER Henning born, who were her parents? I know that her father was a Rev. Walker, and her family lived in or near Denmark, TN. Were her parents free? If not where were they held in bondage?
Gloria Zarifa
gzarif@yahoo.com
Submitted on Fri Apr 10 18:10:35 EDT 1998


HENNING

African American forbears: My great, great grandfather, Leonard Henderson HENNING b. approx. in 1850, eventually settled in Denmark, TN; married Marietta Walker, a minister's daughter also from that area. Leonard Henderson HENNING was born into slavery. His parents were George and Narcissus. My query is to find out more about them: where were they held in bondage, slave owner's name?
Gloria Zarifa
gzarif@yahoo.com
Submitted on Fri Apr 10 17:54:18 EDT 1998


BANKS, CAMBELL

My paternal granfather was Alfonso Banks, of Humbolt Tenn., My Maternal great grandfather was J.C. Cambell also of Humbolt Tenn. I like to obtain information on them and find out if there are any relatives left in Tenn.
Adam A. Banks -- 520 south 37th street, Richmond, CA 94804-4205
bankhead@postoffice.pacbell.net.
Submitted on Fri Apr 10 17:19:38 EDT 1998


MOSTILLER, MOSTELLA, MOSTILLA, MASTILLA

Looking for descendants or links to Henry MOSTILLER 1844-1903, former Union Soldier, & former slave in St Clair, AL. Henry was possibly the son or brother of my GGGF, William (Billy) MOSTILLA. Other Mostillas possibly joined Henry in TN after slavery ended. Any leads would be most appreciated.
Gregory D. Mostella -- 3011 Fifth Street, Northport, AL 35476
geedee@earthlink.net
Submitted on Fri Apr 10 02:23:04 EDT 1998


HARDIN

I have recently discovered that the father of the slave owner to my husband's gr-grandfather, Alfred HARDIN lived in Green Co., NC, later to be TN. This slave owner was David HARDIN. I am looking for any probate/court records on this DAVID HARDIN which could reveal any slave information.
Jane Hardin
JAB_Hardin_IL@prodigy.com
Submitted on Sun Apr 5 13:55:28 EDT 1998


JONES

I am looking for information on a COLLINS JONES. He was supposedlyfrom Marshall co., MS, which is no. MS. He died in Memphis, ShelbyCo., TN, however, in 1963. He was born in 1876/8 in MS. None of hisfamily knows anything about him. He apparently was "a rollingstone", so he could have been anywhere in western TN, I would guess. I have found 1 marriage & son that his family knew nothing about, soI'm looking for ANY information at all.
Jane Hardin
JAB_Hardin_IL@prodigy.com
Submitted on Sun Apr 5 13:51:56 EDT 1998


ROBERTS, LEWIS, SHAW, SIZEMORE

My ancestory's started with James ROBERTS, his child was Jesse ROBERTS married to Nancy ANDERSON, Jesse and Nancy had Swimfield Penny Roberts who was a tax accessor born 1821, Married Peggy Lewis on January 04, 1819. Peggy LEWIS'S father is Messenger LEWIS, and mother Free Love Shaw. Swimfield and Peggy LEWIS ROBERTS, had a daughter Lucy ROBERTS married to Cherokee Bige SIZEMORE. Cherokee Bige's parents were William and Morning BOWLING SIZEMORE. What my question is? Can you tell me if these people are of an Indian ancestory? Lucy ROBERTSis my gggrandmother, Peggy LEWIS ROBERTS, is my ggggrandmother, and if they are of Indian acestory what percent does that make me?
Donna Collett -- P.O. Box 103 , Annville, KY 40402
kids@prtcnet.org
Submitted on Sun Apr 5 12:42:49 EDT 1998


BILLS

Sir / Madam: I am attempting to research from whom did my slave forebears derive their surname, "Bills". I chanced upon a Major John Houston Bills who owned a "The Bills Plantation", of Hardeman County. I know that he held several slaves! I, as well as my maternal side were born in Bolivar, TN, Hardeman County. I would like to learn: the names of his slaves, their children and how he acquired and disposed of them?
John C. Roberts -- 81 Iberville, Chateauguay, Quebec, AE J6J 3Y3
joro@netcom.ca
Submitted on Sat Apr 4 22:59:32 EST 1998


POINTER

Isaac B. POINTER was b.1835 in Mississippi (county Unknown). He married Sallie Downs POINTER b. 1843 in Mississippi (county unknown). Isaac may have been the son of Samuel POINTER of Williamson County TN. Isaac and Sally were mulattos. They later moved to Ascension/Assumption Parishes in 1864 and then to Austin County, Texas prior to 1866. Any information related to Samuel POINTER of Williamston County, TN. will be greatly appreciated.
Dr. Jessye Davis Spencer
jessye@cybertours.com
Submitted on Sat Apr 4 19:39:03 EST 1998


MCCAULEY, KING, GOOCH

Looking for any info on MCCAULEY family of Carroll County. Phillis and her two (known) children, Samuel and Sarah, were here as of 1870. The family of Samuel and Emeline: Colognna, James (who married Zenia NESBITT), Leroy (who married Mary WALKER), Ida, Darda, Columbus and Alex. Samuel later married Ann CRIDER. The family of Sarah and Benjamin KING: Ruffus and Belle GOOCH, Amy and Mack KING. Anything will be appreciated!
Phelicia Morton
PMorton130@aol.com
Submitted on Sat Apr 4 02:34:00 EST 1998


McBRIDE

In Goodspeed's Hist. Of Marshall It Mentions" A Benjamin Simmons Who Came To The Rock Creek Area In 1808 Bringing With Him A Young Slave, Then 8 Years Old Who Is Now Currently Addressed By White And Black As Uncle George Mcbride. This Negro Was Widely Known Thoughout This Section Of The State On Account Of His Skill In The Use Of The Violin." Simmons Moved On To Texas In 1835 And Had No Slaves. George Mcbride Stayed In Marshall County. Would Appreciate Hearing From Anyone Who Has Info On Mcbride And His Descendants.
ROGER HELM -- 10772 N. PURDUE, CLOVIS, CA 93611
HELMRD@MSN.COM
Submitted on Fri Apr 3 22:53:22 EST 1998


TAYLOR

Reseaching my gg-grandfather Alexander Taylor b. abt. 1835 in Benton, Polk County, TN, married Lizzie (?), [It was mentioned that Lizzie had Indian ancestry] 8 children: Susan, Alexander Jr, Joseph, Henry, Mary, Louisa, Amy and Isabella. Moved to St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, died in New Iberia, Louisiana (date unknown).
Marilyn Burnom
mburnom@aol.com
Submitted on Wed Apr 1 21:47:16 EST 1998


JONES, CURRIE

Bucy Jones, or Charlie Currie
Taurus Currie
Curriet@memphis-schools.k12.tn.us
Submitted on Wed Apr 1 17:53:38 EST 1998


PICKETT, AUSTIN, PHELPS, ROBINSONN

I am looking for information on Nib Pickett wife Lizzie ? Pickett. Their daughter Lizzie married Major Austin. Also, John Phelps wife Clara Roberson/Robinson Phelps. Known counties of reidence are Hamilton and Sequatchie. Mid to late 1800's
Annetta Phelps
aphelps@kih.net
Submitted on Wed Apr 1 13:08:46 EST 1998


RUTLEDGE, NEVELS

I am looking for information on Jim Rutledge wife Clementine Nevels. Children include Eva Mae, Clara, Eugene, Arick. Clementine died in the early 1900's Jim remarried Helen ?, and later moved to KY. Known county of residence in TN - Franklin Co. Clementine had a sister named Julia who died in OH, and a brother named Anthony who was still living in Manchester TN in 1956.
Annetta Phelps
aphelps@kih.net
Submitted on Wed Apr 1 13:20:27 EST 1998


PICKETT, AUSTIN, PHELPS, ROBINSONN

I am looking for information on Nib Pickett wife Lizzie ? Pickett. Their daughter Lizzie married Major Austin. Also, John Phelps wife Clara Roberson/Robinson Phelps. Known counties of reidence are Hamilton and Sequatchie. Mid to late 1800's
Annetta Phelps
aphelps@kih.net
Submitted on Wed Apr 1 13:08:46 EST 1998


RAINEY

I am trying to find some information pertaining to my grandmother Emma RAINEY. The only information I have is that she was born in TN. She was married to Samual GREEN of St. Louis, MO. She was the mother of 5 children including my father Alonzo W. GREEN.
Patricia A. (Green) Pou -- 7354 Drexel Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130
Pat.p@sanford-brown.edu
Submitted on Tue Mar 31 18:24:09 EST 1998


BELDEN

Rachel BELDEN was 16 when purchased by Daniel Delaney. She came to Oregon in 1843 with the Delaney family. Any information will be welcome.
Dianne Baker
bakerjl@cdsnet.net
Submitted on Tue Mar 31 15:41:46 EST 1998


BONNER, BAILEY

attempting to locate a Tillman BONNER,beleive he was the master of a DAVID (UNCLE DUNKIN) BONNER. David was born? in TN EARLY 1800'S.He had 5 children,Dunn, elizabeth, ann, james, and monroe.It is beleived that they were born in Lincoln co. some other names noted with this family are Monroes wife and children. Wife Clasa, or Clara KIDD born Jan. 1860,children names as follows Bettie 4 Mar. 1876,William Feb. 1882, Creasie 12 Jan. 1885, Lias Jul. 1887, Jim Aug.1889, Mary k. Oct, 1891.
LEWIS NORMAN
slm7@worldnet.att.net
Submitted on Sat Mar 28 17:08:00 EST 1998


MURPHY, MORGAN

I had put in a query looking for my great grandfather Guy MURPHY from Whiteville, Tenn. He had a child with Fannie MORGAN(MURPHY) in 1914 named Louisa. Any information on either of the two would be greatly appreaciated.
Karen Dansby
Dansbyk@hotmail.com
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 10:54:13 EST 1998


BASS

Looking for any information on the following family: Irving Bass, wife Nancy, daughter Susan, sons John Silas, Sephus, Braxton (Bragg), Lewis Mitchell, and Napier. Were the slaves of Major John Bass and Temperance.
Elliot Bass
missykaz@swbell.net
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 02:46:31 EST 1998


EXUM, BARKER, STAMPER, NANCE

I am searching for Exum, Barker, Stamper, and Nance. My maternal grand parents Tom & Ora Barker (Exum) resided in this area around the beginning of this century before migrating to Illinois. If anyone knows of these familes please pass this on. Thank You
Thomas Stamper -- 5794 Southview Drive, San Jose, CA 95138
tomstam@aol.com
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 01:22:53 EST 1998


JACKSON, FLANNEGAN, JOHNSON, DUNCAN, HARDY

hope that theres someone out there that can tell me any information about [FRANCIS JACKSON & JAMES FLANNEGAN] THEY WERE MARRIED.i would like to know if Francis had any brothers & sisters. He is white & she is black.
stephanie e hardy
saiwtb@gte.net
Submitted on Wed Mar 25 19:43:53 EST 1998


BRADLEY

Looking for info on Pitzer Benjamin Bradley, born around 1868, married Lucetta Cloud (probably Cherokee), Rose Metchum, and Mary Whitter. Had several children, including Arthur Freeman, Ralph, Lillian, Janie, Florence, Hugh. Lived adult life mostly in Bristol. Died about 1936 in Big Stone Gap, Wise, VA. This is a black, mulatto (census), part Cherokee, family. ANY help appreciated.
A. Freeman Bradley
for.the.birds@worldnet.att.net
Submitted on Wed Mar 25 14:28:55 EST 1998


BOBO

Looking for any connections and relatives to my grgrgrandfather Sam BOBO. He was a slave of Elijah and Elisha BOBO of Bedford County, TN Sam was born in Spartanburg, SC.
Zainab Ghani-Shareef
ZaNabisco@aol.com
Submitted on Wed Mar 25 09:57:39 EST 1998


CURD, MCFARLAND

Searching for any Curds or McFarlands, especially in Wilson County, TN
Kelly Madole
klm10@psu.edu
Submitted on Tue Mar 24 16:22:15 EST 1998


BUCHANAN

I am looking for the family of GREEN BUCHANAN in BEDFORD CO. TN after 1870. He was married to a LULA SPRY. His son GEORGE BUCHANAN had a daughter DAISY who married JESSE HOBART BLAIR. Thank you for your help.
JULIA STUBBS -- 3037 MANOR COURT, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46218
JSTUBBS@STATELIB.LIB.IN.US
Submitted on Tue Mar 24 10:42:31 EST 1998


BLAIR

I am looking for the parents of ELIJAH BLAIR. I first find him in the 1900 census of COFFEE CO. TN. His son JESSE HOBART BLAIR was my grandfather. I am having a hard time with this surname. He married a woman first name of GEORGANNA OR GEORGIA. I would appreciate any help anyone can give.
JULIA STUBBS -- 3037 MANOR COURT, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46218
JSTUBBS@STATELIB.LIB.IN.US
Submitted on Tue Mar 24 10:31:35 EST 1998


DEBOW, HORNE

DEBOW. I am seeking the parents of Charles Henry DEBOW b.Sept. 17, 1891. He married Sue HORNE b. Dec. 25, 1896. Any information-census,obits,etc...will be appreciated.
Myra DeBow Mason -- 400 N.River Road #1125, WestLafayette, IN 47906
mdmason@odos.purdue.edu
Submitted on Tue Mar 24 09:16:08 EST 1998


SHEPARD

My mother's maiden name is Shepard. Her family lineage goes back to Roxboro, North Carolina. My great-great grandfather Hartwell Shepard c1828 and his sister Jane c1830 were purchased by a white slaveowner, Thomas Shepard Jr. in 1842. Hartwell marries a woman name Betsy this union results in 8 children; Edward c1852, Alexander c1853, Willis c1858, Harvey c1862, Preston c1863, Sarah c1865, Eliza c1868, Robert c1872. Harvey Shepard (my maternal great grandfather) marries Alice Walker c1868; as a result of their union the 3 children were born Israel "Jack" Shepard (my maternal grandfather) b02/02/1887- d1/02/1943, Eddie Shepard c1891, and May Eliza Shepard 1892-1893 died in infancy. My grandfather Israel "Jack" Shepard was an educated man who graduated from Lane University of Jackson in 1917, became a school principal of Stanton Grammar School (3 room schoolhouse) for 26 years went up to 8th grade. He also was a lay CME minister at Adams Chapel. My grandfather (Israel Shepard) married Naomi Hill in 12/0
Caltropia Wilder
cwilder@phila.k12.pa.us
Submitted on Sun Mar 22 21:12:50 EST 1998


WILDER

The patriarch of our family was name Bedford Wilder according to the census he was born in slavery in c1822 North Carolina. In the 1870 Census he was listed in Brownsville, Tennessee. He was also listed as having a wife name Janice c1830 born in North Carolina. For some reason I think that this is his second wife (no solid documentation to prove it though). They have the following children living with them:
John Wilder c1854 Tennessee
Caroline Wilder c1856 Tennessee
Mary Wilder c1858 Tennessee
Calvin Wilder c1859 (my great grandfather)
Ferris Wilder c1862
Lee Wilder c1863
Houston Wilder c1865
However, there were 2 children listed in the census that I could not account for it just listed then as being quardian or something: Cicero Wilder born 1861 and Reuben Wilder born 1870 Bedford the original patriarch of our lineage of Wilders purchased a lot of land after the Civil was according to documents in the Tennessee court house for $300.00. He also had a daughter (Rachael Wilder) or relative wh
Caltropia B. Wilder
cwilder@phila.k12.pa.us
Submitted on Sun Mar 22 20:41:42 EST 1998


MCCALEB, MCKENZIE, MCKENSIE

I am looking for information on the families of Job and Charlotte MCCALEB(MCCALEP,MCKILLIP) who were living in Hamilton County in 1870. Their daughter, Evaline married William MCKENZIE, son of John MCKENZIE. The MCKENZIES lived in Meigs and James counties while in TN and possibly Roane and Rhea counties. They were living in GA around 1890 and moved to PA sometime between 1892 and 1910 where they first lived in Pittsburgh, then Fayette Co. The MCKENZIES were considered mulatto and I have heard the MCCALEBS may have been NA, possibly Cherokee and possibly related to John RIDGE, Pathkiller. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Linda Threadgill
llt@webtv.net
Submitted on Sun Mar 22 20:29:26 EST 1998


WEAVER, JOHN

Civil War, Confederate Solider
Jan,weaver
donigan@tds.net
Submitted on Sat Mar 21 21:19:31 EST 1998


SCALES

I'm looking for information on my GrGrandfather James SCALES. He was born somewhere in Tenessee around 1864. He married Sarah ?? from Kentucky and was in Oklahoma from about 1890-1900. He then moved to Topeka, KS
Lee Scales
lscales@ibm.net
Submitted on Sat Mar 21 01:46:43 EST 1998


PRICE, SNYDER

Hello, I am a college student who his doing a family history project for class. It was known that my great grandmother name Emma PRICE lived in Memphis, TN. She had a daughter named Georgia PRICE born on April 23,1904. I would like to know when was Emma PRICE born and when did she die, what was her address and to whom was she married: I think his name was Lloyd PRICE.
Mark Snyder -- 830 Westview Dr.S.W unit#141554, Atlanta, GA 30314
cooldog2000@yahoo.com
Submitted on Wed Mar 18 15:50:28 EST 1998


ALSTON

I would like information on the African-American ALSTON families who migrated from North Carolina to western Tennessee around 1830. Some of the names are Joseph ALSTON; Hinton ALSTON; Whit ALSTON; Thomas ALSTON; Ossian ALSTON; James ALSTON who married Arrilla KING.
Thomas Alston -- 627 Ralston Street, Gary, IN 46406-1558
alstino@msn.com
Submitted on Mon Mar 16 02:26:01 EST 1998


PEPPERS

Looking for info. on PEPPERS,Jim b.abt.1840, m. Mary ? about1867. There were 7 boys George, Jim, Pat, Grant, Silas, Nathan the name of the last one was not remembered. There was also 7 girls Francis, Molly, Mary, Lizzie, Rebecca J. Nikie and the one girls name also not remembered. Rebecca and 3 sisters are listed on Pike Co, AR census 1910, but no listing for any of the brothers or the other sister. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't know other places they lived than near Chattanooga before showing up in AR.
Billie Milanez
alinor@swbell.net
Submitted on Sun Mar 15 18:10:14 EST 1998


AUTRY, AUTREY

My mother is putting together a family tree and she is quite successful so far but, is missing one link. Her name is Ruby Rebecca Autry and she is looking for any information on a James Autry or Autrey that is related to her side of the family. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Sid Alexander -- 202 Island Avenue, Apt 321, San Diego, CA 92101-6826
longone@home.com
Submitted on Sun Mar 15 15:43:08 EST 1998


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