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Recently my son traveled to Wayne County, TN near Waynesboro, and took photos of Samuel L. Poag's headstone, Bruce and Lillie Poag's old home, the old school house and others. I will be glad to share them with anyone interested. The field where Samuel L. Poag and others are buried was plowed many years ago and all of the headstones were destroyed. I would like to talk with anyone who may know the history about that. Also, I would like to know if it is possible to get the area protected as a cemetery and the old graves located. Bob Eubanks, Leesburg, FL email eubanks17@juno.com
Bob Eubanks
Submitted on Wed Dec 31 03:33:05 MST 2003


Does anyone know where Jessie(STOCKARD)MELTON and Boyd MELTON are buried. She was born February 26, 1897 and married Boyd MELTON on 2/14/1915. Are thought to to buried somewhere around 48 mile creek in Wayne Co., TN
Randy Hudson
Submitted on Mon Dec 29 14:06:21 MST 2003


John REEVES/REAVES,lived in Wayne Co TN area, lived on Ross Creek. Searching for information pertaining to (1)his being a primitive Baptist preacher(elder) around 1820 and (2) his service in Revolutionary War. One known son - Andrew"Drew" REEVES/REAVES who married Hannah PULLEY. Appreciate any help. earlenesimmons@yahoo.com
Earlene Simmons (IBO: 98251)
Submitted on Sat Dec 20 12:28:02 MST 2003


Seeking the parents of Calvin B. Murphy, b. about 1820, possibly Laurens Co., SC. Married Sarah Linville (Lynnville) in Lauderdale Co., AL on 20 Jul 1842, moved to Tishomingo Co., MS (1850 census) then in Wayne Co., TN 1860. Died about 1865. Related in some fashion to John Murphy and Ephraim Murphy (1840 Wayne Co. TN census).
Edgar D. Byler, III -- 203 First Ave N., Collinwood, TN 38450-4624
Submitted on Fri Dec 19 11:21:15 MST 2003


I am lookeing for information on William Sparks Littleton's family. He was born on 12/10/1837 and died on 12/5/1907
William Cooley
Submitted on Tue Dec 9 19:08:23 MST 2003


Looking for a lookup of the 1910 Tennessee US Census info on Chas D.M. GREER. I think this may be the information I have been looking for. I found it by going to genealogy.com and searching for charles greer in tn and chas d.m. greer came up. any help is appreciated.
Kevin Greer -- 1430 W Wood St, Decatur, IL 62522
Submitted on Fri Dec 5 00:06:30 MST 2003


beverly luecking
Submitted on Wed Nov 26 09:41:41 MST 2003


Looking for any information on Abraham Mabry. Served in Com. I , 19th (Biffle's) TN Cavalry CSA in the war between the States. Contact Paul Mayberry. E-Mail pwmnrl@sbcglobal.net
Paul Mayberry -- 4301 Sunridge,Apt.A, St. Louis, MO 63125
Submitted on Tue Nov 25 19:02:04 MST 2003


Looking for relatives of : John Thomas JETER, Bettie RAY or elizabeth bettie JETER , Neal B. JETER . Ola (JETER) WILLIAMS , Nancy (HILL) JETER, Elmer D. WILLIAMS, James A. WILLIAMS. I have info to share back to the 1500's. Mellsansoucie@charter.net
Melissa Sansoucie -- 1825 Lamplight Estates , Saint CLair, MO 63077
Submitted on Mon Nov 24 12:17:33 MST 2003


Looking for info about Louis FOWLER (1863-1931) who first appears in Wayne County in 1880 census, living with his brother Columbus. Both reported that they were born in AL. Thanks!
Amy Fowler Creech
Submitted on Tue Nov 18 13:31:07 MST 2003


I am looking for any pictures of William Scott and Catherine Barnett's family of Scotts, there children would be appreciated! Also info on Lavina Poag. I am also interested in obtaining info on a Samuel L Poag and Hannah Harriet McBride. Would love to add info to my family history scrapbook! Please help! Love, Stacie
Stacie Welcome-Inkel
Submitted on Fri Nov 14 21:29:34 MST 2003


WALKER. KEETON, SCOTT, Daniel C. Walker m. Elizabeth Keeton. His son, Jasper Newton Walker m. Mary Scott in 1857 in Wayne CO. Tenn. Jasper and family migrated to Izard CO. AR. ca. 1870 Would like to correspond with anyone researching these Families.
Geraldine Holt -- 180 Meadowlark, Batesville, AR 72501
Submitted on Mon Nov 10 21:40:46 MST 2003


Does anyone have any information at all on Leander BALENTINE who was married to Martha Alice Pugh and had 8 children with her? They may have had close ties to Wayne County, TN. I'm guessing he would've been born somewhere around 1880, and maybe married her around 1900 or so. They lived in Lauderdale Co., AL and he left her sometime in the 1920's and remarried a woman by a name of Ruby (?) or something close. They moved to Arkansas and had more children. I have reason to believe his Mother was a BALENTINE, and he took her last name. I also believe he died in the 1950's and was buried in Lauderdale County, AL. Anything would be appreciated.
Sonya McLauchlin -- 450 Bellview Drive, Deatsville, AL 36022
Submitted on Fri Nov 7 11:35:15 MST 2003


I am looking for information on the location of the "Old Dixon Cemetery" and the Crews line.
Randy Hughes
Submitted on Tue Nov 4 08:49:33 MST 2003


STEELE I am looking for photographs of the general store owned by M. T. STEELE in the 1930's. Also any photographs of the house and barn on Beech Creek Island in the 1920's and 1930's. Norman Jeter
Norman Jeter -- 2834 Lawry Lane, Clarksville, TN 37043
Submitted on Tue Oct 28 06:51:31 MST 2003


I'm trying to find some info on a James JACKSON born in Tennessee. I have him on an 1880 census record (Nashville township, Howard County,Arkansas - born in TN. His wife was Mary and kids were William (10), Mary (8), Martha (5), Lucy (2) and Pauline (less than 1yr). William is my great grandfather and James my gg grandfather.
Sandy Jackson Petty
Submitted on Sat Oct 25 13:47:57 MDT 2003


NEIGHBORS, Nathan b ca 1744 SC who were his wives?Rev War Soldier. A Nathan b ca 1795 was living in Wayne Co Tn 1860 census with a wife Lucretia.(What is her last name?) who are this Nathan's parents? Would appreciate any clues on wives of Nathan Sr. Thanks Lynn
Submitted on Sun Oct 19 12:19:44 MDT 2003


Hey, using this to find Kay Hendrix Neeley. You emailed me regarding a quiery on here. I hadn't checked that email account in ages. I emailed you back but not sure if your email is working. Please let me hear from you again.
Submitted on Sat Oct 18 10:41:22 MDT 2003


I am looking for connections to Edward Long b:1810. The census data below show that several of his children were born in TN and that he was born in Alabama but I am not sure that is correct and verbal family history is that they came from TN. Children of EDWARD LONG and ALSEY ? are: i. Elizabeth LONG, b. 1833, Tennessee. ii. James LONG, b. 1835, Tennessee. iii. Reuben LONG, b. 1837, Tennessee. iv. Polly LONG, b. 1839. v. Catherine LONG, b. 1841, Tennessee. vi. Solomon LONG, b. 1844. vii. John LONG, b. 1848, Tennessee. 2. viii. Robert L. LONG, b. May 11, 1854, Truce Texas Jack co.; d. November 30, 1909, Truce Texas "Truce Cemetary" Jack co.. ix. Melissa LONG, b. 1856, Texas. x. Albert LONG, b. 1858, Texas. Thanks for any help or contacts Erny Long
Ernest Long
Submitted on Sat Oct 18 07:09:41 MDT 2003


I am looking for info. on Eustrice BELL that married Beatrice WILLIAMS, on the 1910 census for Wayne Co, they are living next door to Beatrice's father James WILLIAMS, and her Sister Sarah Kelly.
Submitted on Thu Oct 16 11:19:40 MDT 2003


I am looking for Jesse Williams, he was living in the house of his father James Williams on the 1910 census for Wayne Co.Also would like to find out who Nina M. is listed as James Williams wife on same census.
Submitted on Thu Oct 16 11:15:29 MDT 2003


Searching for any information on Nathan J.D. KELLY (KELLEY) that married Sarah WILLIAMS abt. 1909 .Sarah WILLIAMS KELLEY death was in 1916 in Wayne Co.Tn...Thanks to all
Submitted on Thu Oct 16 10:15:52 MDT 2003


I am searching for information on James W. Lockard and Ida Decker. they are my maternal great grandparents. I am trying to find where in Kentucky they are from. Any help would be appreciated.
Submitted on Tue Oct 14 13:54:01 MDT 2003


Does anyone have a picture or pictures of the Jno. Balentine Cemetery? Was John Balentine buried there?
Jo Ann Whitworth
Submitted on Sun Oct 12 17:41:20 MDT 2003


BARHAM, CLARK, HAWK, RAYBURN James Harrison CLARK, b. 20 August 1840, Saltillo, Hardin County, TN; m. Tennessee "Tenny" Caroline HAWK BARHAM, b. 04 November 1841, Clifton, Wayne County, TN on 14 April 1901 in Saltillo, Hardin County, Tennessee? Tenny HAWK m. William Isaiah BARHAM previously. William BARHAM b. 18 November 1834, Unknown, m. Tenny, 14 October 1860, Probably Clifton, Wayne County, TN. They had 5 children. Tenny's parents were Wm. HAWK & Nancy RAYBURN of Clifton, Wayne County, TN. They had 12 other children. Anyone know origin of HAWK name? Native American? Linda Cox -- 615 Camino Cereza , Los Alamos, NM 87544 ljcox@worldnet.att.net no longer is active; please use: lindajcox3@hotmail.com
Linda Cox
Submitted on Thu Oct 9 12:46:32 MDT 2003


I am seeking information on William (Bill) West b. Jan.2,1845 Cincinnati, Oh mar. Sarah Risner b. Dec. 1856 Wayne Co, Tn .Child Edd West b. Dec.4,1893 Madison Co, Tn married Maggie Trolley children 1. Lonnie. 2. Lucille. 3. Delta .4 Mabel . 5. Eddie 6. Willivie. 7. William .8. Arthur .9. Billy Alvin 10 . son living .Edd and Maggie West lived on West Street in Jackson ,Tn .Both are buried in Jackson, Tn Madison County .If you are connected to this line and willing to share with me I will gladly share what I have so far .I am just getting started on this line .I was once married to Edd and Maggie's daughter Mabel Irene West son .Mabel is the grandmother of my four children she died in 1961 I never knew her .Any help is greatly appreciated .Thank you , Tela
Submitted on Sun Oct 5 18:53:24 MDT 2003


The family of Clarence Oscar Skelton is looking for his burial site in Swiss Cemetery, Lewis Co. The grave cannot be located. The family believes his funeral was conducted by Middle TN. Funeral Home, later to be Shackleford. His father is Rev. Richard A. Skelton and mother Margaret Higgins Skelton. Clarence died March 4, 1956 at the age of 57. His obit. states he lived in Hickman, Wayne and Lewis Counties. Any information would be appreciated as they have tried all know places in Lewis County for information but none is available. Thanks.
Submitted on Tue Sep 30 23:10:45 MDT 2003


I am looking for any information on Francis Marion LANE. His birth date is: 05/05/1822 and his death date is: 10/15/1899. Any information on him or his parents would be greatly appreciated.
Amie Lane
Submitted on Tue Sep 16 14:35:16 MDT 2003


Does anyone have any information about PERMELIA KIDDY, born in AL ca 1824-1825. She married ELIHU HARRELSON in AL ca 1841. The HARRELSON family was living in Wayne Co., TN in 1840 according to the census. It is believed that PERMELIA KIDDY lived in Lauderdale Co., AL at birth.
Submitted on Sat Sep 6 20:47:34 MDT 2003


Looking for information on James Isaac BENNETT, b. Nov. 1864 in Wayne Co. TN. and d. February 11, 1937 in Yarnaby, Bryan Co. OK. We believe James was married about 1883 in Wayne Co. TN. but are not sure Do not have a marriage date or the name of who he married ? We believe there were only two children from this marriage,(1) Annie Bell BENNETT, b. July 02, 1884, in Wayne Co. TN. and d. December 08, 1959 in Bonham, Fannin Co. TX. and married Charlie Gibert MORGAN in Wayne Co. TN or Ellis Co. TX. (2) Clarance Jennings BENNETT, b. April 17, 1890 we believe in Wayne Co. TN and d. May 07, 1963 in Bonham, Fannin Co. TX. and he married (1) Ethel Hamby on October 12, 1921 in Yarnaby, Bryan Co. OK. (2) Katie Lee Rackley on November 18, 1929 in Yarnaby, Bryan Co. OK. Any information on James Isaac BENNETT would really help. Thank you
Troy Graham
Submitted on Fri Sep 5 13:02:35 MDT 2003


Looking for father of James H.GAMBLE (GAMBRELL), b. abt 1818 in Tennessee. Married Louisa Jane HOLLIS, b. abt 1821-23 Wayne Co. TN. His parents possibly James H. GAMBRELL and Ester BIDWELL.
Submitted on Fri Sep 5 15:28:55 MDT 2003


Looking for information on James Isaac BENNETT, b. Nov. 1864 in Wayne Co. TN. and d. February 11, 1937 in Yarnaby, Bryan Co. OK. We believe James was married about 1883 in Wayne Co. TN. but are not sure Do not have a marriage date or the name of who he married ? We believe there were only two children from this marriage,(1) Annie Bell BENNETT, b. July 02, 1884, in Wayne Co. TN. and d. December 08, 1959 in Bonham, Fannin Co. TX. and married Charlie Gibert MORGAN in Wayne Co. TN or Ellis Co. TX. (2) Clarance Jennings BENNETT, b. April 17, 1890 we believe in Wayne Co. TN and d. May 07, 1963 in Bonham, Fannin Co. TX. and he married (1) Ethel Hamby on October 12, 1921 in Yarnaby, Bryan Co. OK. (2) Katie Lee Rackley on November 18, 1929 in Yarnaby, Bryan Co. OK. Any information on James Isaac BENNETT would really help. Thank you
Troy Graham
Submitted on Fri Sep 5 13:02:35 MDT 2003


Looking for information on the Flatwoods Cemetery in Wayne Co. TN. SAMUAL NEWTON " NEWT " MORGAN b. April 04, 1847 in Wayne Co. TN. and d. July 26, 1894 we believe in Flatwoods, Wayne Co. TN. is buried there. I found him buried in Flatwoods Cemetery, in Perry Co. TN. Question, are these two Flatwoods Cemeteries one in the same ?? or are there two differant Flatwoods Cemeties ?? One on Wayne Co. TN and one in Perry Co. TN. ?? Any help would go along ways in clearing up alot with this MORGAN family. Thank you
Troy Graham
Submitted on Fri Sep 5 11:31:27 MDT 2003


I am looking for any info on Jim CARROLL (born about 1867?) who married Eliza TURNBO(W) in Wayne County TN around 1885-1890. I need any info available on who his parents were, when they may have arrived in Wayne County and where they came from. Any info would be appreciated. I have been able to trace the Turnbo line but can find nothing on the CARROLL line.
Linda Brown
Submitted on Wed Sep 3 08:27:19 MDT 2003


Trying to find history on my Great Grandfather and family.
Pat Baker
Submitted on Tue Sep 2 11:45:27 MDT 2003


I'm looking for any information on Homer Robert Cannon or Dorthy Florence Nelson who married Homer Cannon. Any info regarding these people or their families is greatly appreciated. I think they were married in the 1920s or early 30s.
Brian Cannon
Submitted on Fri Aug 29 11:59:22 MDT 2003


Searching for James LONG, reported to have lived in Wayne Co. Possible veteran of WWII or military. Middle name may be Earl. Think a younger sister married a MORROW. Father (& possibly James) was a steel or sheet metal worker that worked some time in Virginia. May have been living in Lawrence Co. in 1949-50.
Laura Beard Dial -- 401 Chapman Lane, Columbia, TN 38401
Submitted on Thu Aug 28 20:21:52 MDT 2003


I want to know anything about my ancester and where they came from. Holloways.
jamie morrow -- PO Box 781, Monticello, KY 42633
Submitted on Thu Aug 28 17:46:55 MDT 2003


I want to know more about my great-grandfather and his wife.
jamie morrow -- PO Box781, Monticello, KY 42633
Submitted on Thu Aug 28 17:42:45 MDT 2003


Searching for any information on: John Kelly b. 1828 TN d. aft 1900 in Lauderdale Co., AL John married Letty Rebecca Melton b.1838 TN d. aft 1910 in Lauderdale Co., AL they married 21 Mar 1854 in Lawrence Co., TN and signed for by Richard Melton (possible brother to Letty, their father may of been Wm Melton). I believe Jeremiah Kelly maybe the father of John. The 1850 Lawrence Co census indicated Jeremiah Kelly and household, including John, then next door lived the Younger family with Richard Melton residing. The 1850 Monroe Co., MS census indicated Letty R. Melton residing with married sister Adeline Tribble. The 1880 Lauderdale AL census indicated Enoch and Martha Tucker boarding with my John Kelly and family.Would like to share information. Thank You Patty Birdsong tweetville@yahoo.com
Patty Birdsong -- 3303 Parkwood, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Submitted on Tue Aug 26 05:40:06 MDT 2003


I am searching for possible 3g grandparents named Howell ALLEN and Anna ? ALLEN. Here is what I have: My 2g grandparents, William R. HAYES (various spellings) and his wife Sarah E. had 12 or 13 children. Sarah's maiden name, parents or siblings ar not known. Death records of 2 of Wm and Sarah's sons identify their mother as Sallie ALLEN. The 1850 Wayne Co TN census, Dist 10, has the household of William HAYES (HASE), aged 25 born TN and Sarah aged 21 born AL. Two households away is Howell (Howel) ALLEN (Alen/Alem) aged 50 born NC, with 2 minor females, Adaline, 16 born AL and Elizabeth, 7 born AL. The 1850 Mortality Schedule covering the same distict has Anna ALLEN (Alen) aged 45, married, born TN who died in Sept of "Fever" I think Howel and Anna might have been the parents of my 2g grandmother Sarah HAYES. I can follow Wm and Sarah from 1850 to 1880 and most of their children beyond that, but not Howell and/or Anna prior to 1850 nor Howell, Adaline or Elizabeth after 1850. Help appreciated.
Submitted on Sun Aug 24 11:59:04 MDT 2003


Seeking information on gg-grandfather: James T. YOUNG, born about 1821 in Tennessee. Found in 1850 Census in Arkansas but he and wife (Sarah) both born in Tennessee. Found James YOUNG with wife in Dist 1 of 1840 Wayne Co. Census. Living near a James T. YOUNG (possibly father). Also found reference to a James T. YOUNG Jr. in Wayne Co. Court Minutes in Oct. 1848. Any information on above individuals will be greatly appreciated.
Stephen York
Submitted on Sun Aug 24 09:26:31 MDT 2003


Would like to contact any LEE or ROBINETT family members in the Wayne County, TN area. Am a descendant of Jesse and Margaret Lee who are buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery in that county. My former email was rpollock@apex.net but is now Susie53pollock@aol.com
Susie Pollock
Submitted on Sat Aug 23 21:05:27 MDT 2003


I am looking for Melba Jean Langford or someone related to her. I have found an envelope full of letters she wrote to my Grandfather and would like to share them with her or her family. Any help would be appreciated.
Laura Plunk
Submitted on Wed Aug 20 17:49:23 MDT 2003


Records to establish whether Frank Royer HERRELL b. 1875-1879 Wayne Co. was biological child or just raised by (remote chance of adoption) William Richmond HERRELL. One family legend is the children were all born on "The Old Robert's Place" near Clifton, Wayne Co. the other is that Frank Royer Herrell was of American Indian Ancestry.
Roy A Gray
Submitted on Fri Aug 1 10:19:21 MDT 2003


Is there anyone out there with my grandfather Pleasant Hardy ARNETT in there genealogy, who had four brothers, the only one that I know of is James ARNETT and that he died at Savannah, Tenn. and that he was a Presbyterian minister. My grandfathers' wife was Sarah Frances DANIELS (maiden name BENNETT) ARNETT. They had my dad in 1906 in Allens Creek, Wayne County Tenn. I found them in the Wayne County 1920 census, Waynesboro, Tenn. after that I lost them, went to the 1910 when my dad would have been four, but they were not there. I know that my grandfather and grandmother came to Calif. in 1929 or 30 for she died in Jan. 1930 and him in July 1931 in El Centro, Calif, where I live.
Phyllis (Arnett) Cook
Submitted on Tue Jul 22 14:21:08 MDT 2003


My name is David M. Balentine. I believe some of my family is from Wayne Co. I found this and wondered if he may be related. http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnwayne/friends/davebalentine.htm
Mike Balentine
Submitted on Wed Jul 16 15:19:08 MDT 2003


Looking for info on Elihu J Ayers. He was my great,great, grand father. He was married to a Margaret A Dodd on Sept 20,1846 in Marshall Co. Tn. They lived in Wayne Co. Tn in 1860.
Virgil Ayers -- 206 E 1st St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Submitted on Tue Jul 8 21:01:07 MDT 2003


I am looking for descendants of James BEVIS. I show only one of his children as John Richard BEVIS (Mar 1864-1937) m Naomi Ardella Elizabeth WILLIAMS (Oct 1867-1956). John and Naomi's children were Henry, McKinley, Nellie, James Wilburn, David Columbus, and Robert BEVIS
David Wilson
Submitted on Tue Jul 8 20:20:54 MDT 2003


Can someone help me with the family of origin for a Catherine Smith who lived in the Third District of Wayne County, Whitaker's Bluff area? She was a widow by 1880. My gggrandfather was a neighbor to her and I think she may be a key to a brickwall for me.
Gail Beaty Ellis
Submitted on Tue Jul 8 12:16:15 MDT 2003


I am looking for any info available re: Legrand KELSO born abt. 1804 in Kentucky and Elizabeth (Betsy) Ann Holt. Legrand is on the Wayne co. censuses begining in 1836 through 1860 and is not with his wife in 1870. He is my ggg grandfather. Also info re: Legrand's son Elijah KELSO born 1850. Betsey Ann and children are found in Missouri in 1870. Any info on this family would be appreciated. KELSO is spelled KELSOW on one census.
Mary Easterday
Submitted on Thu Jul 3 23:23:25 MDT 2003


Trying to find out who the parents of Gideon W. Smith are. Gideon W. Smith married Martha Chalk in Maury County on April 4, 1839. They were living in Wayne County, TN by the time the 1850 census was taken. And then they were in Bell County, Texas by the time the 1860 census was taken.
Billie Lancaster
Submitted on Tue Jul 1 06:56:02 MDT 2003