Williamson County, Tennessee

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I am researching the family of Herbert Peebles who settled in Williamson County in early 1800's. I will be glad exchange information on this family. Margaret Nichol
Margaret Nichol
Submitted on Wed Mar 31 06:31:14 EST 1999


Several families with the surname DOTSON lived in about the Big Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee. The Dotsons were slave owners. My gggrandfather was a slave of Reuben Dotson. I am searching for will, deeds, and/or property records to identify the parents of my gggrandfather as well as other related information. My gggrandfather was born about 1820 where is unknown. He was a servant of Reuben Dotson in Attala County, Mississippi in the 1840s. Any information is appreciated.
Gwen Herndon
Submitted on Tue Mar 30 13:16:44 EST 1999


Need help verifying information on Joseph GERMAN/JARMAN line. Have been told that Joseph GERMAN (b. 1739 Queen Anne Co., MD) m. Elizabeth HUMPHRIES and both died and are presumably buried in Williamson Cty. (died in 1765 and 1827, respectively). Children include Serena, Nancy, Daniel, Zacheus and Stephen (who is in my line and settled in Lauderdale County, AL). Many of these children were either born, married or died in Williamson Cty.
Patricia Hartley
Submitted on Mon Mar 29 21:09:16 EST 1999


Looking for any information on John Beatty b. 4/9/1812 d. 12/10/1857 who married Elizabeth >Pinkston in Willaimson Co, on Feb. 5, 1838. They had the following >children: David Charles Beatty, E. Beatty and Ephraim Turner Beatty. >I am needing some information on John Beatty. I am try to find his father. Any help would be greatly apprecitated.
Brad A. Beatty
Submitted on Mon Mar 29 18:19:14 EST 1999


I am searching for descendants of John or George MAREIGN (MARINE) who are listed in the 1820 and 1830 censuses of Wmson Co. I am trying to find a link to my ancestor JAMES MARINE who was born in 1800 and married in Jefferson Co. in 1832.I will be happy to share info.
Lockwood Marine -- 4646 W. Jefferson, Ft. Wayne, IN 46804
Submitted on Mon Mar 29 14:52:37 EST 1999


Searching for info on James Wilkinson WHITE b. 1827 TN married Margaret Adeline GUNN b 1839 TN in Williamson County TN. Margaret GUNN had a sister Olivia GUNN. They were married 8 Dec 1854. They moved to Bell County TX in 1850's. Had Children John H WHITE, Cary WHITE, Mary A.WHITE, Henry M WHITE, Jefferson D WHITE, Melville WHITE, Robert L WHITE, Miles WHITE, James W WHITE, Willis King WHITE Lew Jenkins -- 819 Slater Avenue, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Lew Jenkins
Submitted on Sat Mar 27 01:29:09 EST 1999


Looking for the family of Charles Lynch NEELY, father was John H. NEELY and mother was Susannah EVANS. He married Sarah Elizabeth WELLS Dec 20 1819 Williamson Co. Tenn. I am very interestd in his son Charles Marion and any marriage and subsequent movements. I believe he married around 1843 in Tennessee, had a son Isaac Newton, born 1845 in Tennessee and a second son Arthur Vincent(Vinson) born in 1847 Tennessee. Charles Marion, the parents of the two sons, possibly marries a second wife in Ellis Co., Texas, Jane (Linny)Ann NEWTON in 1852. Also looking for information on a second son of Charles and Elizabeth, Mumford. Believe he moved from Williamson Co.,Tennessee to Smith Co., Texas and then into Beckham Co., Oklahoma by 1910. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Robin Reed
Submitted on Fri Mar 26 20:12:53 EST 1999


Need any information available on these two surnames in Williamson Co. during 1850-1860. William Penn PUETT married Sarah Esther BOON(E) approximately 1860, had 3 children (at least): William Lane, Charles Franklin and Dora Victoria. Possibly they left Tennessee before 1865, moving to Indiana/Illinois and Kansas.
Sandy Cotter
Submitted on Tue Mar 23 01:40:43 EST 1999


Need information on John Crawford born Mar 16 1784 died 1812. married Elizabeth Rutherford Feb 26 1808 in Williamson co. was a surveyor and land owner in county. He had twin sons JAMES and Henry another son Washington Pinckney. served in Tenn. Militia. as Capt.
Don Franke
Submitted on Mon Mar 22 23:47:52 EST 1999


Williamson County marriage records list James BEATTY marrying Francis PRIEST on October 16, 1813. Where were they before and after this date? I next document them in Lewis County in 1850. Did either have siblings?
Paul Beatty -- 481 Ashley Drive, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Submitted on Sun Mar 21 16:53:06 EST 1999


DRINKARD: Mourning Drinkard m. John Elliott in Williamson 25 January 1816. Looking for information on descendants. Thank you.
M. Mathis
Submitted on Sun Mar 21 13:38:40 EST 1999


I am searching for the parents of Asa Nicholas VAUGHAN born 4Mar1808 in Notaway Co Va,moved to Williamson Co ca 1810-1820. He married Araminta CRAIG 10 JAN 1832 in Williamson Co. The marriage bond was made by Asa and William VAUGHAN. I am trying to verify if William was Asa's father. Asa married the second time to Eliza B Roy MOODY. Asa died 15 JAN 1967 and is buried in MT HOPE cemetery in Franklin,Tn.Any help will be appreciated.
Billy Vaughan
Submitted on Sat Mar 20 16:27:30 EST 1999


Seeking Mr. ? CHRISTLEY. His wife, Nancy b 1786 NC, shown as early as 1820 Williamson Co. TN census as a widow with children. She remained there until her death after 1860. Maiden name unknown. Mr. ? CHRISTLEY’S first name unknown. He died c1820 presumably in Williamson Co. TN. Children were: William bc. 1816 NC or TN (no marriage record found...he is living with his brother Frederick and sister Elizabeth in the 1870 Maury Co. TN census.); Elizabeth bc. 1818 TN (m. Johnson McSHAN in 1859 Williamson Co. TN); John bc. 1819 TN (married Frances BARNES in 1850 Williamson Co TN); Frederick bc. 1820 TN (m. Nancy WARREN in 1854 in Maury Co. TN); Mildred Ann (Milly) bc. 1811 NC (married Andrew HAMPTON in 1834 Williamson Co.); Nancy bc. 1806 in NC (married Thomas ROLAND in 1828 in Williamson Co. TN); Margaret b. cir 1810-11 (married Sterling CAUDLE in 1830 in Williamson Co. TN). Have lots to share, email please if you know this family.
Lorien Gunsallus
Submitted on Fri Mar 19 00:48:59 EST 1999


I am researching William and Sarah Nolen and John and Anne Nolan that were in Williamson county by 1800. I would love to find a copy of the book NOLENSVILLE 1797-1987, REFLECTIONS OF A TENNESSEE TOWN to purchase. I know it is out of print, but I keep hoping to find a copy in a second hand book shop. No luck yet. I will appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.
nancy elder
Submitted on Thu Mar 18 19:55:11 EST 1999


I am searching for Louis B. HARBER born 1849 in Williamson co,TN. I am looking for any sidlings. He was in this county in 1850 with parents B. (?) B. Harbour and L. Harbour. Can anyone help me?
Submitted on Thu Mar 18 15:12:11 EST 1999


Looking for info on Hugh DUFF <1799> married to Caroline McCABE <1810> KY. Children are Thomas M <1830>, William H (1831-1891), Sena Clauston (1838-1838), Charles M <1841>, Martha L <1844>. William married Sarah Catherine SMITH (1844-1918) in Williamson or Davidson, TN. I know the family lived in Franklin, Williamson Co,Tn for almost 40 yrs. Hoping to hear from someone who might have info on these people. Thanks, Charlotte
Charlotte Luster
Submitted on Wed Mar 17 19:23:32 EST 1999


Ann TATUM married Robert BRIM in Williamson County, TN, 1846. Who were her parents?
Jacquelyn Romberg
Submitted on Wed Mar 17 16:13:23 EST 1999


Searching for any info on the surname PARADISE. My GGGGG-Grandfather was known to have gone down this road. It it also believed a PARADISE was born in Williamson Co. about 1822. I am also looking for any record of William DOUGLAS b: 25 Aug 1799. I can not locate him untill 1840. He married a Margaret Jane (Unknown).
Debora W. Paradise-Whitt
Submitted on Wed Mar 17 03:54:35 EST 1999


Looking for ancestors who, at one time, was born, married and lived in Williamson Co. Tennessee. Some moved to Missouri,Greene Co. Surnames GAULT and PARSLEY. If we share the same names please contact me privately. Thank you! Allison
Allison Gambill -- 1406 N.W. Sante Fe Lane #308, Silverdale, WA 98383
Submitted on Mon Mar 15 14:31:15 EST 1999


Moses M. PARSLEY married Sarah GAULT in Williamson Co, Tenn. in 1841. Sarah GAULT was born somewhere in Tenn. June 21, 1821. Sarah's Father James GAULT and Eleanor McCain. Any further information of any kind would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you! Allison
Allison Gambill -- 1406 N.W. Sante Fe Lane #308, Silverdale, WA 98383
Submitted on Fri Mar 12 18:47:29 EST 1999


Looking for info on Zenas C. Morrison, son of John Morrison of Mecklenburg Co, N c & Bedford Co, Tn. Zenas m. Elizabeth Maxwell in Williamson Co, Tn in 1840's. All replies will be answered. Thanks, Joe Lee in Evant, Texas
Joe Lee -- HCR 62 BOX 14, EVANT, TX 76525
Submitted on Fri Mar 12 17:28:19 EST 1999


Would like to exchange info with anyone researching the John D HILL family of Williamson Co. John died ca 1818 per estate records. He had daughters Rachel who mar. Johnson JORDON 1808 ,Susanna who m Josiah WOOD,Elizabeth who mar Richard ALMOND, sons John William Madison mar Emily HAMILTON,Richard Joel mar Meda JORDON, Thomas Jefferson, mar Frances WOOD, James Franklin mar Elizabeth LAYNE, Albert Gallatin mar Martha J Gooch.All of the marriages except Alberts were in Williamson Co.John D was one of the founders of Wilson Creek Primitive Church.
Clarence Lee
Submitted on Thu Mar 11 22:20:37 EST 1999


Looking for information on Reuben HAMILTON [b: 1784, Va] and Elizabeth HALLIDAY SWANCY HAMILTON (b: abt. 1791, Ga]. Family living in Williamson Co., in 1830,1850. In Davidson Co. in 1840 and in Marshall Co. in 1860. Issue: Eliza H. HAMILTON BOYD, William H. HAMILTON, Reuben S. HAMILTON [1816-1872 died in Crawford Co., Arkansas] Reuben married Francis M. ADAY. Also living in 1850 Williamson Co., household are other HAMILTON'S; Sarah (18), Rebecca (6) and Susan (11); HILL children; Fidelia (3) and Emily (6). There is also Philip ROWLETT (52) and Joseph Womack (19). This was a "full" house....any information would be appreciated.
Linda Hamilton Hart
Submitted on Thu Mar 11 15:58:02 EST 1999


William D Willey was born @1799 in Williamson County Tennessee, lived as a young man and soldier in Hickman County and probably married Nancy Jane STEWART there, then moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas. William was reportedly the adopted son of John WILLEY. Any info concerning any of this family is appreciated.
Pat Newton
Submitted on Tue Mar 9 22:10:51 EST 1999


Looking for family information for James Isaac MARSHALL, born Oct. 19, 1869 in Williamson County; died Nashville Feb 26, 1933. Married to Bernice FIELDS Nov. 24, 1897. Parents were William MARSHALL and Sarah Elizabeth "Bettie" VAUGHN. James Isaac MARSHALL became a policeman in Nashville in 1908 and had two sons, Ewing C. and James Gilbert, my father. All I have is James Isaac's obituary, which is the source of the above information. Thank you.
Al Marshall -- 111 Englewood Road, Aiken, SC 29803
Submitted on Tue Mar 9 17:24:49 EST 1999


On 7/19/1798 William MCCANLESS married Hannah BALDRIDGE in Orange Co. NC. William had 2 children from his first marriage, James MCCANLESS who married Nancy PUMROY 8/19/1823 in Williamson Co. TN and Catherine MCCANLESS who married Willis PUMROY 7/24/1823 in Williamson Co. TN. William and Hannah had 8 children and they moved from Orange Co. NC to Williamson Co. TN in about 1807. The only child of this marriage that I can attach a name to is the youngest daughter Mary who was born about 1815 in Williamson Co. All of the children were counted in the 1820 census, but most were gone by 1830. Does anyone have any information on who these children were and where they went?? Thanks
Craig McCanless
Submitted on Tue Mar 9 12:55:56 EST 1999


I am trying to find information on my greatgrandfather's (George Washington TAYLOR) 1st wife, Milberry SEALS and his second wife, Mary SEALS. I believe they were sisters. Since my ggf was originally from Williamson Co, TN, it is logical that these women may have been from there too. If you have any information, please let me know. Thanks.
Arline Meservy
Submitted on Tue Mar 9 11:57:07 EST 1999


Searching for ancestors, information about Eli BARFIELD and Tabetha WEBBER, married in Williamson County, Tennessee 23 May 1814. Have some information of other BARFIELD marriages between 1815 and 1825 in Williamson County and Rutherford County, Tennessee.
Ricky Uht -- P.O. Box 122, Bloomfield, MO 63825-0122
Submitted on Sun Mar 7 20:48:00 EST 1999


Looking for any in info on BURGE FAMILIES. Elizabeth Dunn BURGE m. Jacob MORTON, Williamson Co., 1811.
Nancy Jane Dowell
Submitted on Sun Mar 7 15:29:27 EST 1999


Seeking Mr. ? CHRISTLEY. His wife, Nancy b 1786 NC, shown as early as 1820 Williamson Co. TN census as a widow with children. She remained there until her death after 1860. Maiden name unknown. Mr. ? CHRISTLEY’S first name unknown. He died c1820 presumably in Williamson Co. TN. Children were: William bc. 1816 NC or TN (no marriage record found...he is living with his brother Frederick and sister Elizabeth in the 1870 Maury Co. TN census.); Elizabeth bc. 1818 TN (m. Johnson McSHAN in 1859 Williamson Co. TN); John bc. 1819 TN (married Frances BARNES in 1850 Williamson Co TN); Frederick bc. 1820 TN (m. Nancy about 1858 in TN); Mildred Ann (Milly) bc. 1811 NC, married Andrew HAMPTON; Nancy bc. 1806 in NC married Thomas ROLAND in 1828 in Williamson Co. TN; Margaret b. cir 1810-11 who married Sterling CAUDLE in 1830 in Williamson Co. TN. Have lots to share, email please if you know this family.
Lorien Gunsallus
Submitted on Sun Mar 7 03:04:04 EST 1999


I'm interested in any information regarding the McMeans family that resided in Williamson county in the early 1800's. John and Joseph McMeans are shown on the 1810 census. My great great great grandfather Alfred McMeans was born in TN but migrated to Lauderdale county AL when he was young. His brother William C. McMeans stated that he was born in Franklin, TN. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
David McMeans
Submitted on Sat Mar 6 22:44:39 EST 1999


I am interested in finding the parents of George Washington Creek/Crick who married Sarah/Sally Glass in Williamson Co. TN on Nov 6, 1811.
Bonnie Oates
Submitted on Fri Mar 5 21:33:23 EST 1999


Looking for WILLIAM WINSETT; his daughter, SEANCY WINSETT, m. JAMES BENSON 4-17-1816, Franklin, Williamson County. License issued 4-5-1816. She was his second wife. Their 2 children: JABE(U)Z CURRY BENSON b. ca 1817 Williamson County, and WILLIAM MARTIN BENSON, b. Ala. Any information appreciated.
Submitted on Fri Mar 5 21:16:55 EST 1999


I would like to find the final resting spot of William Anderson WILSON and his wife Sarah Margaret BAKER. William was born in 1839 and died after 1922. Was a Civil War soldier Co. D, 24 TN Inf. They lived in Allisona, Williamson Co. in 1890. Children: Earnest, William, Hartwell & Geneva. William said his father was Josiah Wilson and his mother Mary Boone.
Paulette Haynes
Submitted on Thu Mar 4 12:00:01 EST 1999


Edward Rice HARVEY b. 1793,m.Mary Hooie Walkup in 1809 lived in Williamson Cty, TN near Franklin. Two sons, John and James Walkup b. 1810, 1811. The family moved to AL>TX. Any connections?
Sandy Ferguson
Submitted on Mon Mar 1 23:45:51 EST 1999


Samuel SHERWELL was an Episcopal Deacon who was appointed Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Franklin in 1844, 1845 or 1846. I would like to find out:
1. Are there any SHERWELL burials in the cemetery associated with St. Paul's?
2. Are there any SHERWELL births/christenings in the St. Paul's records?
3. Is there a written history of St. Paul's which mentions Rev. SHERWELL (no matter how notorious)?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Sincerely, Dan Maloney - Researching Sherwell/Sherwill around the world.
Dan Maloney -- 609 Colonial Place, Baldwin, NY 11510
Submitted on Mon Mar 1 06:23:42 EST 1999


Looking for information on Ingram Blanks Peebles, who came to Williamson Co. from Northampton Co., NC. Not sure of the date of his relocation, but his brother (according to one source) who was Howell Peebles, Jr., and another brother, Samuel, were in Williamson Co. about 1817. Ingram Blanks would have been all of six at that time, so may not have made the trip quite that soon, but he was there by April 23, 1833, when he married Minerva A. Scales. They had six children, including Samuel Pinckney Peebles (my ggrandfather), five of whom were born in Williamson County. The sixth was born in Bastrop Co., Texas. Appreciate any help.
Fred Peebles
Submitted on Mon Mar 1 01:06:29 EST 1999

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