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Tuesday, 27-Mar-2001 01:52:08 CST
My name is Michael Gardner, I am the great grandson of Ernest Gardner who
was born in 1849 and moved with his family from Tenn. shortly thereafter.
The Gardner cemetary in Elkton is full of my ancestors. I have some
information on my familey that I would be happy to share with you.
I would also like to have any information you may have about my kin still
in the area.
Submitted on Sunday, January 10, 1999 5:34 PM
Am seeking a death date or any other information on my gr, gr, gr, grandmother,
Rachel Emerly GILLENTINE MOYERS/MYERS. She was married to William Anderson
MOYERS/MYERS, SR. She was born 9 April 1826. Some of their children were
Rachel Catherine, Lodemia Josephine, E. Gilbert, Sciotha J., William Anderson,Jr.
Sean L. Zawilinski
Submitted on Mon Sep 28 10:14:12 EDT 1998
Can someone give me directions to the Gillentine Cemetary?
Judy Gillentine-- PO
Box 1844, Cleveland, GA 30528
Submitted on Wed Jun 16 19:11:04 EDT 1999
Interested in finding Oscar Gray, white male. This is my great-grandfather
and the only information I have right now is his name. He is the father
of Cy Gray, my grandfather who was born in Tennesee about 1848. Would like
info on any and all Tennesee Grays around that time. Thank you so much.
Thomas B. Gray
Submitted on Sun Nov 22 02:34:45 EST 1998
I am researching these families in Van Buren and Warren Cos. Charles and
Margaret___Grissom, their son Robert Thomas Grissom and Sarah Bouldin (dau
of Nathan, grandda of Noble) George Washington Grissom and Martha Clementine
McCormack (dau of Clayton and Louisa Howard (widow Walker) McCormack. Louisa
Howard was the dau of Isaac Howard and Sarah Moore; I believe Sarah was
the dau of a Thomas Moore. Isaac Howard was the son of Robert Howard SR.
Submitted on Fri Oct 2 14:41:16 EDT 1998
Doing research on the GUNTER family tree. Please contact
me, you never know..we may be kin..
Joseph E. Gunter <email@example.com>
Sun Jan 2 17:25:03 MST 2000<BR><P><HR>
Does anyone know who the parents of Mahala Hale Hillis were? She
was born in 1820 and died in 1892. She was married to Richard
Dixon Hillis, son of James and Mary Hillis. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
Submitted on Tue Dec 8 19:22:02 EST 1998
Warren County, TN Pictorial History by Turner Publishing listed Adeline
HANEY Clark was born at CANE CREEK INDIAN CAMP. Seeking info on said
Indian Camp. Thank you so very much for any info. Wanda Muncey Gant....Gant@BLomand.net
Submitted on Tue Dec 1 21:56:38 EST 1998
Looking for information for Abraham Harden (1850 Census) age 73 and Spouse
Dicy age 66. Children-Mary Ann age 21 and Abraham age 16. Any info
about possible marriage date, place, other children, etc. Any info about
parents of Abraham or Dicy (and maiden name) would also be welcome.
Larry Harden -- 9040 Caminto
Vera, San Diego9, CA 92126-2428
Submitted on Sun Nov 8 20:03:44 EST 1998
Looking for information on families who were living in the 3rd Civil District
of Van Buren County the time of the 1870 census, but don't appear in the
1880 census. Names of my great grandparents. They were the parents
of Hastings, b.1880, in McMinnville, d. 1909, twin boys William (mygrandfather)
and Wilburn H. Hastings, b. 15 Jan. 1887, in Warren County, maybe White
Co. The father was killed in a mine in 1896 at age 44 and the mother died
in 1898 at age 40 somewhere in Warren or White County. Children were sent
to Murfreesboro and grew up there. Maggie and William lived and Wilburn
in Nashville. The 1870 census shows a W.C. others living in close proximity
to each other and near who had children with given names of Clinton and.
May have been some marriage relations between these families be my grandfather's
parents. Any assistance or suggestions appreciated.
William B. -- 2262 Stallion
Road, Cantonment, FL
Submitted on Tue May 5:17:03 CDT 1998
Am looking for Ancestors of Ene Hasting(Haston) Myers and Taylor Myers,
of Van Buren Co., TN. They lived off Hwy. #30 on the road going into Fall
Creek Falls. Would like to know parents and other siblings.
Submitted on Wed Aug 4 02:00:34 EDT 1999
HASTION, HASTON, MCCLOUD
Am looking for info on Isaac HASTION and family listed on the 1850 Van
Buren Co. census. Specifically child named John E., age 18. I am descendant
of John E.lder Haston and Scottie McCLOUD, and am searching for parents
of John Elder HASTON. Would appreciate any info that anyone might have.Slc
Submitted on Sun Oct 3 23:59:22 EDT 1999
I'd like to know if Joseph C. HASTON , changedspelling of hislast name
to HASTAIN and moved to California in. He registeredin Lake County, Calif.
on 9/2/1878 and they listedhe was afarmer from Tennessee. I know there
are a lot of HASTON, but he is the link between the 2 spellings (is my).I
have info. that he was married to an Emily J. HASTAIN(daughter ofIsaac
HASTAIN and Agnes Simpson HASTAIN of Nashville,).Conflictingrecords say
he may have been married to a Martha. I show he hadchildren named Nancy,Sarah,William,Cynthia,Robert
Dyer, IsaacNewton,John Wesley,Lucinda,Emma Elsie,David L, Mary and JaneHASTAIN.
Crystal Hanson -- 22520
-th Ave. E., Spanaway, WA
Submitted on Sat May 30:24:18 EDT 1998
I am seeking information on Montgomery Haston, who was sheriff of Vand
Buren County and was killed on the Court House Square in Spencer.
I want to correspond with his decendants to seek information on his family
Dwight E. Haston -- Haston
Ridge, Spencer, TN 38585
Submitted on Wed Mar 24 16:05:32 EST 1999
Inquiring for information regarding CATHERINE HASTON, daughter of DANIEL
HASTON of Van Buren County, Tennessee. Catherine Haston was born circa
1790-1800 in Virginia; married circa 1817-1819 to JOHN AUSTIN, SR. in White
County, Tennessee; died on 17 June, 1843 and is buried in the Austin Family
Cemetery in Lost Creek, White County, Tennessee. Interested in obtaining
more information regarding the Haston family. Understand that DANIEL HASTON
was born in 1735 in Virginia, died in 1826 in White County, TN (now Van
Buren County) and had served in the Revolutionary War. Would enjoy sharing
information regarding this family. My husband is descended through Catherine
Haston - - Richard Pleasant Austin - - Flora Elizabeth Austin Akin - -
Mary Anna Akin Farmer - - Flora Lillie Farmer Mines - Eras Anthony Mines
(my husband). Thank you for any assistance.
Linda Moss Mines - 2401 Haven
Cove Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Submitted on Sat Aug 15 10:34:42 EDT 1998
HASTON, BURDEN, MOSS
I am trying to locate information regarding my Great-Grandmother, Julia
Ann Burden Moss, born 25 October, 1857 in Van Buren County, TN and died
22 august, 1944 in Putnam County, TN. She married Charles Moss, son of
Amos H. Moss and SARAH HALE, in 1876. There was some controversy regarding
her birth father and whether her name was Burden or Haston/Hastings according
to family tradition. She appears in the 1860 Van Buren County Census living
with the family of M. G. HASSTON, age 35. Other family members include
Rachel, 29, David L, 12, William R., 10, Mary J. 5; V-17-9. My Grandfather
E. J. Moss often referred to a favorite "uncle" named Turner Burden who
appears in the White County 1860 Census as the son of Martha Ann Burden.
I do not know how these families were connected or what the circumstances
of my Great-grandmother's birth were. However, she was a wonderful wife
and mother and I would like to clarify this controversy and find my relatives
if possible. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appre
LINDA MOSS MINES-- 2401 Haven
Cove Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Submitted on Sat Aug 15 10:25:52 EDT 1998
I am looking for the ancestors of Vestab) 1867 in Van BurenCounty, TN d)
1933 in Van Buren Co., TN. married Isaac MADEWELLand had at least six children:
Walter,, William, Luther,Myrtle & Lola. I have some of her, but am
anxious toconnect her to our HASTON (HASTAIN) ... any information wouldbe
very much appreciated
Carolyn Hastain Phillips --16115
SE 179th Street, Renton, WA
Submitted on Thu Jul 16:59:32 EDT 1998
Looking for information on William P. HOWARD who died in 1859 in Van Buren
County. He was a blacksmith/gunsmith and was married to Melinda HASTON.
Submitted on Wed Nov 25 23:04:46 EST 1998
Looking for descendents of Montgomery Greenfield HASTON b) 1825 who married
Rachel WHEELER b) ca 1831...their children where Joseph Montgomery b) 1846,
David L. b) 1848, W. R. b) 1850, Mary b) 1852, James D. b) 1855, Joel Montgomery
b) 1863, Isham B. b) 1865, and Jacob b0 1869. Who was the father of Montgomery
Greenfield HASTON?.. Looking for links to our Daniel HASTON b)1735 who
died 1826 in Van Buren co., ... any help would be appreciated...thanks
Carolyn Hastain Phillips
Submitted on Wed Dec 30 01:32:38 EST 1998
HENRY: Jasper and John. John HENRY was my. I know little about his family.
He married Florence, in White County in the 1880's. They moved to Nashville
in the early 1900's and lived on Main Street, where my grandmother ran
a home. I understand his brother Jasper HENRY lived in Putnam. Have also
heard he made have been from Sequatchie Co. Any help will be appreciated.
If this is a duplicate post it, please. I've not seen any of the posts
I've put on since late.
Submitted on Mon May 11:11:41 CDT 1998
Looking for info on thomas henry b. approx 1828 in tn and wife minerva
b. approx 1830 in south carolina. thomas may have been part cherokee
indian and possibly killed in kentucky.
Submitted on Sun Apr 2 14:03:26 MDT 2000
HENRY: GEORGE, WILLIAMS,
JOHN AND JASPER
With a lot of helpweb friends, I have located many of my HENRY family.
The earliest I have is George HENRY, b before 1770, d abt 1817 inWhite
County. Hemarried Anne Fine. I am anxious to learn more about George
and the FINES. His son, John Henry b. 1788 in North Carolina or,
d abt 1862 in Putnam County, TN. He married Susanna DAYand had seven
children: Arzella, Cynthia Anne, Joseph, Susan, Elisha, Nancy, and Lidgard
Fine HENRY, who married Nancy THOMAS was the fatherof William HENRY b.
1850, married Frances WATSON b. 1844. (My greatgrandfather). They
had two sons: John S, (my grandfather), brother, Jasper and their father,
William are on the1880 CensusPutnam County. John S HENRY married
Florence MARTIN, (in thes). She was the sister of Julius Spurgeon, "Doc,"
Ett, W. Green, Columbus, Nancy and JohnGordon MARTIN. They were children
of Julius Caesar MARTIN and Fannie WATSON. From family stories, I
know the Hen
Submitted on Thu Aug 6:10:08 EDT 1998
HENRY: LIGARD, JOHN
With a lot of help from web, I have located my grandfather, John S. HENRY,
his brother and their father, William on the1880 Census of Putnam County.
Name I was given for William's father is Ligard HENRY who married a THOMAS.
His son William, b.1850, married Frances WATSON. From family stories, I
know they lived in several counties East-Middle Tennessee. I would
appreciate any information on anythese names.
Submitted on Sat Jun 6:01:33 EDT 1998
HENRY: LIGEARD, JOHN
AND JASPER & FLORENCE MARTIN
My E-mail address has changed and I've learned more, therefore I am reposting
my request for help. With a lot of help from the web, I have located
my grandfather, John S. HENRY, his brother, and their father, William on
the 1880 Census of Putnam County. The name I was given for William's father
is Ligeard HENRY, who Nancy THOMAS. His son William, b. 1850, married
Frances WATSON, 1844. John S. HENRY married Florence MARTIN, 1880's.
She's the sister of Julius, Spurgeon, "Doc," Ett, W. Green, Christopher,
Nancy and JohnGordon MARTIN. They were children of JuliusMARTIN and Fannie
WATSON. From family stories, I know they lived in several counties
of East-Middle Tennessee. John S. and moved to Nashville in the early
1900's and lived on Main, where my grandmother ran a tourist home. I would
appreciate information on any of these names.
Submitted on Sat Jul 11:13:37 EDT 1998
HILLIS - looking for any information on Richard (Dick) Hillis. Date of
birth probably 1888 or 1889. Unable to find any other records. He was married
to Lennie May Bishop, who is buried in the Crain Hill Cemetery. Any information
would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Submitted on Sat Oct 31 16:17:28 EST 1998
Searching for family of Mary HILLIS (b. 3 Nov), daughter ofIsaac HILLIS
(22 Jan 1808 - 28 Sep 1877) andDRAKE. Isaacand Elizabeth md. and moved
to Warren Co. Mary. James K.P. BARNES,and lived in Warren Co. I'm told
the HILLISwas from Van BurenCo. My father and grandfather carried an oldfirst
name,Landy. Any info greatly appreciated. Sandi:-)
Sandra Barnes -- P. O. Box
7473, Pasadena, TX
Submitted on Sun May 3:27:35 CDT 1998
Thomas Hollingsworth, b. 1-11-1840 in Van Buren., TN, parents were Henry
Hollingsworth and Salley Haley. Any leads appreciated.
Joan Hollingsworth -- 192 Flying
Isle, Foster City, CA
Submitted on Sun May 17:38:01 EDT 1998
Eliza or Elisha HOLLOWAY was married to Ida Mae WATKINS about 1893-94 near
Van Buren, Arkansas.
Submitted on Wed Oct 20 14:58:38 EDT 1999
According to her child's birth certificate, my grandmother states she was
born in Van Buren, TN 4-28-1876 Her parents were Rufus Manley Honeycutt
& Isabell Insell Honeycutt, seeking confirmation. Thank you.
Bernadine Sprinkles -- 2714
Naples Dr., Garland, TX 75040
Submitted on Thu Mar 4 13:39:31 EST 1999
Looking for information on family of JAMES HOOTEN, married to EMILY R.J.
CRAIN, daughter of ABIJAH CRAIN, known to be living near Spencer
in 1860-1864. Prior to this listed in 1850 census of Warren County.
Would appreciate any information on his parents. Also looking for
information on CHESLEY CODY MALONE, who married JAMES HOOTEN's daughter,
AMANDA ELLEN HOOTEN. Both families show up in the 1880 Overton County
census. Believe both may have Cherokee background.
David R Masters
Submitted on Sun Nov 29 18:07:00 EST 1998
Hoping to find family information on ISAAC HOPKINS. From Amer.
Rev. War pension papers Isaac stated he moved to White Co. TN in 1828.
Also lived in Van Buren Co., TN. Married Mrs. POLLY VAUGHAN 7-21-1833 in
White Co., TN. ISAAC was born in Granville Co., NC on Oct 19, 1758.
Submitted on Wed Jul 26 14:12:16 MDT 2000