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Interested in any RAGSDALE's especially the two Edward RAGSDALE'sthat died in Williamson Co. (#1 d. May 25, 1823 and #2 d. 1808?). I assume one of them was on the tax list for Gibson Co., TN in 1822/23. Does anyone know who they were?
Kelley Ragsdale
Submitted on Sat Oct 31 17:03:07 EST 1998


I am searching for information and hopefully photographs of my great, great grandfather Gabriel (Gabe) CAPLEY b. Oct. 19, 1831 in Bed. Co., TN. and d. March 22, 1920 in Williamson Co., TN. He was married #1 Mary Ann SHORT on Dec. 23, 1855 in Bed. Co., #2 Nancy Eviline ORR Feb 23, 1867 in Bed. Co., #3 Emilie MARTIN Sept 21, 1907 or Nov. 1908 in Williamson Co. He was a Union private in the 10th Tenn. Inf. Co. E of the Civil War and also was a blacksmith. According to family info. he is buried in an unmarked grave in the Gabe Capley Family Cemetery near the Hickman Co. border near Primm Springs. I am interested in erecting a military marker for him and would like to talk with descendants to help in determing the exact location of his grave. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mary Ruth Simmons
Submitted on Fri Oct 30 08:29:04 EST 1998


Seeking info on Jeremiah Irvin/Irwin b abt 1800 and wife Eliz b 1806 VA, children : Andrew 1823 Ill; Isaac 1825 Ill; Jeremiah 1830 Ill; Mary Ann 1835 TN; and James 1840 TN. There were three Andrew Irvins in TN - Williamson, Shelby and Stewart Co. and one Isaac Irwin in White Co. and one J.H. Irwin in Hamilton Co. in 1840. Could Jeremiah have been the son of one of these Irwins?
Rose M. Spencer
Submitted on Thu Oct 29 17:46:55 EST 1998


I am seeking information Lenora Melissa BOND,b. 22 July 1832, her brother G. T. BOND, b. abt 1830. Both believed to be born in Williamson Cnty, Tenn. I seeking info about them and their family in Tenn. By 1848 Lenora and G.T were in Union Cnty Ark, and later moved to Tex.
J.Lee Goodson
Submitted on Thu Oct 29 14:35:26 EST 1998


Looking for info. on parents of James Neely PARKS, DOB April 26, 1826 and Virginia M. CRUTCHER, DOB April 18, 1830 - believe they were born and married in Williamson County. Thanks very much
Stephanie -- 1825 Logan Dr., Norman, OK 73069
Submitted on Wed Oct 28 12:10:43 EST 1998


I have been researching the following families (BUCHANAN,OTT, CRUTCHER, BOND,and BLANTON) in my line in Williamson county and willing to share with any like-minded individual.
Michael Duncan
Submitted on Tue Oct 27 19:11:49 EST 1998


Looking for information on any of these families in the Williamson County area.
Sherry Adcox
Submitted on Sun Oct 25 20:42:44 EST 1998


I'm researching the Anderson, Hartley, Bennett, Lingo, Wall, and the Flagley Families of Williamson County Tennessee from the early 1800 to present. Any information that can be exchahged will be more then appreciated. Thanks
Kenny D. Andereson, Sr. -- 3737 Heritage Parkway, Dearborn, MI 48124
Submitted on Sun Oct 25 07:02:29 EST 1998


Elizabeth Clark OWEN married Reuben Jackson IVIE in Williamson county, Tn. 28 Sep 1848. Her parents are Jesse OWEN born 13 Mar 1807 in Va., her mother was Sarah ATKINSON born 1810 in Va. Don't know anything about Sarah Atkinson at all. Anyone one that can help on these lines let me know.
Marilyn Rutledge -- 609 Banks Drive, Pevely, MO 63070
Submitted on Fri Oct 23 23:52:07 EDT 1998


The census of 1820, for TN, co., of Williamson, lists James and Richard PRICE, I would like info on these PRICE families, thank you
Dianna Bourke Privette -- 4106 Rendale DR, Jax, FL 32210
Submitted on Wed Oct 21 21:10:30 EDT 1998


Reasearching the ancesters of Annie ARNOLD who married Richard Ferdinand WOODROOF in 1842. Land was transferred in Williamson County from an ARNOLD to a WOODROOF a few years later but no first names were given.
Ann Parker
Submitted on Wed Oct 21 17:54:38 EDT 1998


I am researching the family of Annie ARNOLD who married Richard Ferdinand Woodroof in 1842.
Ann Parker
Submitted on Wed Oct 21 17:46:50 EDT 1998


I am searching for the ancestors of John William WALKER, b. 9/26/1817 VA, d. 12/29/1901 Johnson Co.,IL, m. 11/25/1841 Williamson Co.,TN, to Malinda Ann TUCKER, b. 2/15/1819 TN, d. 9/14/1893 Johnson Co.,IL. Tennessee born children: Mahala b. 1845 TN, and John William Jr. b. 2/22/1847 Sweetwater, Monroe Co.,TN. See Webpage at:
Dave Walker
Submitted on Wed Oct 21 14:48:21 EDT 1998


I am looking for any information on BIRDNEAR BEARD who was born in 1809 in Williamson County. He Married a SUSAN (SARAH) KENNEDY in 1824 also in Williamson County. I know of one of their children LOUIS BEARD born 1829 in Williamson. Also any information on BIRDNEAR BEARD'S parents JOHN BEARD and MARY BLACKSTOCK BEARD and their fourteen children:NANCY BEARD,MARY BEARD, THOMAS BEARD,KATE BEARD AARON BEARD,MOSES BEARD,RHODA BEARD,JOHN B. BEARD,BIRDNEAR BEARD,JANE BEARD,JAMES BEARD, AND COMFORT BEARD, and the last two kids I have no name for them. Any information is very helpful. Thank you. SCOTT B.
SCOTT BEARD -- 100 Apollo Ave., Greer, SC 29651
Submitted on Sun Oct 18 16:24:06 EDT 1998


I'm interested in any information relating to my GR-GR-Grandfather, Allen BARGER And Joseph BULLOCK my Gr-Gr-Gr-Grandfather. Allen BARGER married Nancy BULLOCK between 1830-35. If anyone has any information on either of the BARGERS OR BULLOCKS please let me hear from you. Thanks! Carl Barger, Superintendent of the Warren Public Schools, Warren, Arkansas.
Carl Barger -- 315 East Cedar, Warren, AR 71671
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 23:56:39 EDT 1998


Searching for descendants of John Nicholas HARDER bc 1750 Orange Co NC died c1818/1819 Williamson Co. Wife was Mary PEERY/PERRY who died after Jan 1827. Looking for information on the following children all born in NC as follows: John bc1775 died c1833, William P bc1776 died c Oct 1826, James (my 5g-grandfather), Nancy Ann married James? BARNHILL, Elizabeth married George CAMPBELL, and Mary who first married James COATS and second to a LEE. James HARDER married Elizabeth PITT, daughter of Henry PITT of Sumner Co. TN, in Gallatin TN in 1804. Their daughter, Henrietta, was said to have been born in Williamson Co. By c 1819 they were in Lauderdale Co. AL. In 1823, Henrietta HARDER married Josiah LINDSEY in Lauderdale Co. AL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Cynthia E Chandler -- 625 Pekin Avenue, East Peoria, IL 61611
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 21:25:56 EDT 1998


Searching for info on Harriet S. Tarkington, from Williamson County, very early 1800s. She married Williams Barefield, from Rutherford Co.Tn./Amite Co, MS. in 1810. They moved right back to Rutherford. I'm trying to find Harriet's father. It may be Benjamin or William? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mari Byers
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 15:09:17 EDT 1998


I'm trying to confirm burial of HENRY PEAVY in the Confederate Cemetery in/near Franklin. He was reported killed in the Nov. 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, TN having served with Co. H, 7th Texas Infantry Regiment. He was my great-grandfather's brother and I'd be deeply grateful if anyone has "read" the tombstones and can confirm his burial site.
Bill Peavy
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 13:08:17 EDT 1998


Hardin TURNER b abt 1810 purchased a tract of land in Williamson Co in 1838. Presley JONES b abt 1801 N.C. witnessed the transaction. Presley JONES also witnessed land purchases for Hardin TURNER in 1846 Marshall Co. Hardin TURNER was listed in the 1850 Marshall Co Census living in the househould of Presley JONES. Hardin TURNER married abt 1852 Nancy GRAHAM b abt 1832 in Marshall County TN. Request assistance in determining if Hardin TURNER had a previous family in Williamson Co. What was the relationship if any of Presley Jones to Hardin TURNER? Who were ancestors of Hardin TURNER? Who were ancestors of Nancy GRAHAM?
Joe Hardiman -- 8080 W Jonathan LN, Crystal River, FL 34429
Submitted on Tue Oct 13 22:17:12 EDT 1998

BURKE, JOHN 1769-1861

Was clearing a field in nolensville came across headstone JOHN BURKE 1769-1861. Just curious about history of him
Rose Darnall
Submitted on Mon Oct 12 11:36:28 EDT 1998


Looking for any leads for Cora Anne EZELL, b. 14 Nov 1878 possibly in Williamson County, (or surrounding area) m. Walter Marion SIMPSON 15 Jan 1899 in Knox County at Park City Presbyterian Church. Trying to locate any lineage connections.
Patricia Simpson -- 1341 Millwood Drive, Sevierville, TN 37862
Submitted on Sun Oct 11 19:55:24 EDT 1998


Looking for info on the families of Richard D. ATKINSON who married Elizabeth HARFORD 1824 and Andrew ALFORD who married Polly ATKINSON 1828. Both marriages took place in Williamson Co., TN and both families are in Hardeman Co., TN by 1850. Andrew Alford was guardian of Richard Atkinson's minor heirs in the 1850's. Were Polly and Richard ATKINSON brothers and sisters? Who were other possible siblings? Any info on these two families would be appreciated.
Andrea Weil
Submitted on Sun Oct 11 16:11:29 EDT 1998


I'm looking for any information on BIRD NEAR BEARD who married SUSAN KENNEDY in the 1800's. Also any information on BIRD NEAR BEARD'S son LEWIS BEARD and had a son CHARLES D. BEARD who married LO ANN HARTLEY. Any information will be helpfull. Thank you.
SCOTT BEARD -- 100 Apollo Ave., Greer, SC 29651
Submitted on Sat Oct 10 17:48:03 EDT 1998


I am searching for information about the family of John BELCHER married to Martha COLEMAN on January 12, 1812. I believe them to be the parents of my great-great-grandfather, John W. BELCHER born in 1836 in Tennessee. I still need confirmation they had a son John of the right age. He married Tabitha, maiden name unknown. Tabitha was born January 01, 1837 in Tennessee. Please contact me with any info!
Kari J. Smith-Boyer -- 504 E. Tyler, Morton, IL 61550-1660
Submitted on Thu Oct 8 23:48:56 EDT 1998


I am looking for any info on Jacob( Jake) JENNINGS, Anything, his parents, his siblings. He is our brick wall. He was married to Nancy ROBINSON/ROBERTSON. Please see my cousins homepage at then go to Bill JENNINGS home page. I tried to give link, but must not be working tonight. If you write me I will give link. Please feel free to contact myself or my cousin Any Help At All
Florence Williams Cornwell -- 15 Briar Street Apt. # 22, Glenn Ellyn, IL 60137
Submitted on Tue Oct 6 03:06:45 EDT 1998


Hyram W. Tucker Born in Tennessee believed to be Williamson Co. Married Elizabeth in around 1832. We think her madden name was Tangley. Elizabeth was born in Tennessee. In 1860 they lived in Illinois. They had a child William age 11, Durcill age 4, Pricella age 1 and Mary age 2 mo. Any help apreciated.
Brenda Davis
Submitted on Mon Oct 5 22:21:55 EDT 1998


Researching John T BURKE born c 1842 Ire. He died Sept 1897 in Nashville, TN. He worked for RR and died after being hit by a locomotive. His wife, Mary MORAN was born Nov. 1847 in Ire. and died 8th Feb. 1915 also in Nashville. Both are buried in Mt Calvery Cemetery. Children: Michael, Annie, Emmie, Elizabeth C and others They lived in 18th Civil Dist., Williamson Co., TN in 1900.
Colleen Monje -- 3 Grey Meadow Drive, Burlington, VT 05401
Submitted on Sun Oct 4 18:10:20 EDT 1998


Seeking assistance on POYNOR clan. Three family members filed wills in Williamson County in 1848 (Robert), 1849 (Charles M.), 1852 (John).
Greg Poynor
Submitted on Sun Oct 4 12:48:54 EDT 1998


Chloe Delila MATTHEWS, b. 1827 in Tn. daughter of William L.& Betsy Shumate Matthews, m. William NICKENS Oct.2 1842 in Williamson County Tn. d. in Tn. after 1860. Had 10 children; Sarah, Meredith, Mary A, Virginia, John C., Joseph Martin (my gggfather) Tennessee, Samual, Mitchel, M.S.J. So time later,1870's, Joseph Martin Nickens, ended up in Jackson County, Ark. Thank you. Sandy
Sandy Matthews Deckard
Submitted on Sun Oct 4 08:43:41 EDT 1998


Looking for ancestors of Dempsey SAWYER b March 1, 1796 d Oct. 9, 1860 Williamson Co., TN. Married Courtney Kennedy b 1 May 1796 d July 19, 1880 TN. Father Dempsey SAWYER b ca 1760 m Lovey GREGORY. Father may have been Caleb SAWYER.
Henrietta B. Ferree -- 4017 Winding Way, Fort Worth, TX 76126
Submitted on Sat Oct 3 16:50:51 EDT 1998


I welcome info exchange with anyone doing research on the CYRUS (see other spellings) and WALLER family's of Williamson County, TN. They seem to have originated form North Carolina and Virginia around the late 1700's and early 1800's. I am a direct relative of James CYRUS (b. 1820 in NC) and Sarah Ann WALLER (b.1824). Sarah was the daughter of William Waller who I located in 1830 and 1840 census of Williamson County. I lots of details to share about these two families. Feel free to contact me. God Bless.
D. Page
Submitted on Fri Oct 2 23:21:45 EDT 1998


Looking for information on the family of John B. Johnston, who settled in Williamson Co. around 1800. The family was promenient in the county for a number of years, and Johnson Chapel Methodist Church is named for them, as they gave the land on which it was built. John and a number of his descendents are buried in the graveyard of that church.
Jim Brooks
Submitted on Thu Oct 1 15:07:36 EDT 1998

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