Williamson County, Tennessee

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Looking for info on David ORTON who m. Jane HUMPHREYS (d. 1821 in Wm'son Co), and who drowned in Duck River about 1814. Who was his father? and mother? Was Richard ORTON of Wm'son Co his father, or his brother? Son Sidney Maury ORTON, from whom I'm descended, went to Texas from Tenn. in 1839.
Dolores Kinsey -- 307 West Sierra Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666
Submitted on Mon Nov 30 18:23:06 EST 1998


I am searching for information on Benjamin Rogers WHITE and his descendents. He was born in NC, 1800, and married Eliza Mothershed McKINNEY. They moved to Franklin, Williamson Co., TN before 1823. The following children were born in TN to this couple: Mary Ann (1823,m.John Stone DAVIS); Joseph Ellis (1825,m.Mary Elizabeth GREGORY); Benjamin Franklin (1827,m1 Sally WYNN,m2 Carrie Brashear ALLEN,m3 Emma Anderson GLENN); Eliza Jane (1830, m.Alex LEVY); Thomas Beeman (1832,m.Victoria SCALES); James Magathorn (1834,m.Fannie GUIDRY); William Dee Hardman (1836; m.Lucinda Reeves LYONS); Henry Octavius (1840,m.Eliza ROBINETTE); Margaret Isabella (1843,m.James Gelheron HAYES). The family left TN in 1859 and settled in St. Landry and Vermilion parishes in LA. I am also interested in finding siblings of Benjamin Rogers WHITE. Records indicate that he was the eldest son; sisters given as Jane and Margaret (no other information). Here's hoping the above names rattle leaves in someone's tree!
Maude Ann Gilmore
Submitted on Mon Nov 30 14:39:32 EST 1998


Looking for any and all info on James Henry STEWART 7 Mar 1839 - 28 Jun 1911. Married to Alletha Harriet Burroughs 2 May 1845 - 9 Jun 1919. He was born in Ohio and she was born in Michigan. They had settled in Kansas where their children were born prior to the outset of the Civil War. He fought at the Battle of Franklin on the Union side and was captured. He was in the 101st Ohio Infantry, Company H. Family history say he escaped Nash. through the city sewers with another man. After the war, he loaded his family et all into a boxcar and moved them from Kansas to Jingo / Fairview. He was supposed to have run the Toll road there. Thanks in advance for any info. Willing to share.
Michael S Smith
Submitted on Mon Nov 30 01:06:40 EST 1998


Seeking ancestry/orgins of William JORDAN Sr.(c1730-1782) m.(b1755) ?Elizabeth? (-a1786). William Sr. and family appear to have been in Gloucester Co. VA as late as 1779, but relocated to King and Queen Co. VA by 1780. Sons (probably all born in Gloucester Co. VA) include: 1) Robert JORDAN Sr.(1755-1816) m.(1778) Elizabeth CHURCH. Robert Sr. and Elizabeth settled in Halifax Co. VA and had at least 11 children: William, Mary (Polly), Robert Jr., Elizabeth, Martha, Richard, Samuel, Henry, Elam, John, and Elijah. 2) William JORDAN Jr.(c1757-a1794). William Jr. resided in King and Queen Co. VA up until 1794. 3) Henry JORDAN Sr.(1760-1823) m.(c1790) Lydia STONE. Henry Sr., a tailor, was a Revolutionary War pensioner due to his service in Nathaniel Welch's company in the 2nd VA Regiment. Henry Sr. and Lydia had at least six children: James, William, Rachel, Sarah (Sally), Henry Jr., and Wesley. Henry Sr. died in Williamson Co. TN. (Comment: There was possibly a fourth son named Granville JORDAN - no further info.)
Stuart M. Jordan
Submitted on Sun Nov 29 18:55:51 EST 1998


Billington TAYLOR brought his family to Williamson County from Chatham Co, NC sometime before the birth of his son Matthew TAYLOR, in 1802. Billington TAYLOR's mother Eleanor DODSON TAYLOR came from NC with the family and her second husband ANDERS or ANDERSON. I am seeking any information about Eleanor DODSON TAYLOR ANDERS/ANDERSON.
Doris F. Williams -- Rt. 1, Box 460, Richland, MO 65556
Submitted on Sun Nov 29 17:30:07 EST 1998


According to information I have gotten, Samuel Smith ALEXANDER was born in Williamson County on 5 May 1806. We believe his father was William H. ALEXANDER. Am looking for birth record for George Washington ALEXANDER who was born in 1808 in TN. Would like to know if William H. ALEXANDER was also George Washington ALEXANDER's father. Was William H. ALEXANDER's wife Kesiah or Kizer?
Mildred Alexander Greenstreet -- 3220 South Zunis Place, Tulsa, OK 74105-2236
Submitted on Wed Nov 25 15:35:22 EST 1998


I am looking for conformation of John's parents. I believe John Harvey PENDERGRASS is his father. John's dob: Feb,1853. He married Rebecca E. BUTTREY - 26 Oct 1874 in Franklin, Tn. Their children are buried in Dickson, Hickman & Williamson Counties. I have access to Allen PENDERGRAFT's book: "Pendergrass of Virginia and the Carolinas, 1669 - 1919", but can't pin it down with the info available. Am willing to share info. Thanks in advance. Happy hunting!!!
Michael S Smith
Submitted on Wed Nov 25 03:22:57 EST 1998


BUTTREY-POLK Seeking info. on Narcissa Elizabeth BUTTREY of Williamson Co., who md.Joseph POLK in Davidson Co. abt. 1874. In 1880 they were in Rutherford Co. and in 1900 she is a widow in Marshall Co. She died Apr. 28, 1928 and is buried in the Triune Methodist Ch. Cem. in Williamson Co. Children are: Florence, Beulah, Luna and Bernice.
Freida J. Hamilton
Submitted on Tue Nov 24 21:05:46 EST 1998


Looking for information about the ancestors of Murry or Murray Jesse Richardson 1855-1918 and wife Eliza Jane Trotter. Murray's parents (some family members claim) were John W. Richardson 1826-1880 and Paralee Merryman. I know that John and Paralee were married in Nashville on 2/28/1850 and lived there for a period of time. Most if not all of their sons and daughters settled in Fairview, TN. with a few moving back to Nashville around the depression. Will gladly exchange my data for yours !
Ronnie Richardson -- 106 Gaile Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138
Submitted on Sun Nov 22 18:44:28 EST 1998


Wish to exchange information on the BRIM/BRIMM family of Williamson Co., Tennessee ca. 1810-1860.
Joseph Horned -- 2232 E. Livingston, Springfield, MO 65803-4946
Submitted on Sun Nov 22 15:16:41 EST 1998


Im searching for McMillin family that were in Williamson Co. Tennessee, by 1818. Mary A. McMillin b. approx. 1796 in Kentucky was married in Williamson Co. Tennessee 1818 to Jacob Trout. Searching for information on the McMillin family.
Rick Diel -- 3411 Oak Tree Lane, Pace, FL 32571
Submitted on Sun Nov 22 09:27:14 EST 1998


Rev. Alexander Newton CUNNINGHAM, b. 1800 in Washington Co, TN; m. Margaretta Ann EASON August 7, 1834, Washington Co, TN. He was a Presbyterian minister who died in Franklin, Williamson Co, TN on March 5, 1878. I am researching this branch of the CUNNINGHAM family of Washington County. I don't know how long they lived in Franklin, but hope to find descendents.
Pat Sabin
Submitted on Sat Nov 21 21:15:54 EST 1998


I am looking for any information on the CHRISMAN family of WIlliamson Co. In particular, John Chrisman (b. July 29, 1734, d. abt. 1805) and his wife Mary Magdelena or their son, AAron CHRISMAN (b.1779, d. 1816) or his wife Sarah. Also, their son, Thomas H. CHRISMAN (b. April 22, 1802, d. June 8, 1881) and his wife Martha DODD. John, Aaron and Sarah are buried in the Joe Farrar Cemetery in Williamson Co. I will be more than happy to trade what information I have.
Thomas Horn
Submitted on Sat Nov 21 08:39:16 EST 1998


Looking for information on Grandparents John E Walker and Kittie Peters. John E was born in 1857 believe in Franklin, TN, died Aug 1925 in Kansas City, MO. Kittie was in born 1859, Peters Hollow, TN is all we have. Died Dec 1944 in Kansas City, MO. Marriage date and place is unknown but is 1889 or before believe in TN. They had eight children, Jess Evelyn born between 1889-1890, a girl only known as Aunt Sis, Rose, a boy only known as Uncle Bud, James born 1894, Loretta born 1904, John Edward born Nov 19, 1910, and an unknown child. Any information on John E and Kitties parents, brothers and sisters would be greatly appreciated. Also any information on John E and Kitties children. Jewalker@gateway.net or jbwalker@worldnet.att.net
John Walker -- 110 Edgebrook Dr. Lot 10, Summerville, SC 29483
Submitted on Fri Nov 20 14:46:46 EST 1998


I am looking for information on connection in Williamson County of Samuel Boyd PATTON to Isaac PATTON or the other PATTON families in Williamson County. He was born in SC in 1784 and was an orphan. He married Sarah D. STEPHENSON, daughter of James W. STEPHENSON and Rosanna, Jan 31, 1809. They lived in Williamson County until about 1816 when they went to the Jefferson Co./Walker Co., AL area. Any information on the PATTON connection will be greatly appreciated.
Li Ann Lee -- 1723 Skylane Dr., Twin Falls, ID 83301
Submitted on Thu Nov 19 22:13:14 EST 1998


Searching for information about JAMES SIDNEY ABLE, born in Franklin, TN on April 15, 1876. May have been related to SPRADLIN or SPRADLING families and/or SKIDMORE family. Also, name may have been spelled ABEL or ABLES. Mother's first name may have been Margaret or Minerva; Father's first name could have been Joseph.
Doris A. Carrigan -- 162 E. Leatherwood Drive, Walland, TN 37886
Submitted on Tue Nov 17 20:50:01 EST 1998


James and Richard PRICE are on the census of Williamson in 1820, I believe they are of the Prices of Pulaski Co., KY of which I descended. I would like to share data on these Prices, some of which may have a white streak in their hair.
Dianna Bouke Privette -- 4106 Rendale Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Submitted on Mon Nov 16 21:45:28 EST 1998


Am interested in any information on Henry Betty and wife Sally Davis, his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Betty, their niece Polly Betty married Stephen Turner. Henry has a will in Williamson County and they did live there early. They had two brothers, Isaac and John, in Smith County. I have Isaac's line. Will gladly trade information.
Dianne D. Agee -- 224 Jackson Avenue, Carthage, TN 37030
Submitted on Mon Nov 16 19:38:37 EST 1998


The death certificate for Ella H. WILLIAMS, born probably 1875, daughter of James Lewis Williams and Effie Lou or Lou Effie Butler, states she was born in Williamson County, TN. James Lewis Williams was born January 1836, Effie Oct. 1837. They were married in 1863. Ella's older siblings born in Tennessee were Nathan H. 1864, John Thomas 1865 and Sarah F. 1869. T. Vance Little states in his 1970 publication of "Williamson 101" that "Williams records are too numerous to enumerate in a work of this nature. There have always been Williams' in the Nolensville area, and it is not clear which are kin to which." Nevertheless, does any Williams recognize this Williams family in their line? Any help or suggestions appreciated.
Betty Davis
Submitted on Mon Nov 16 17:21:45 EST 1998


My great grandfather was Charles Thomas HICKS, born October 28, 1858 in Williamson County, TN. He married Celia Louisa Beakley December 11, 1878 and died March 14, 1950 in Beauregard Parish, LA. Does anyone have any information on this family?
Brenda Ewing
Submitted on Sun Nov 15 18:49:36 EST 1998


I am looking for information on the ancestors of Willie Pond Mangrum born June 7, 1839 & died Oct. 10, 1925. He is buried in the Hudgins Cemetery in Fairview. He married Sarah Ann King on Jan. 21, 1860. I have most of the information on his children and grandchildren. I am willing to share this information that I have with anyone thart wishes it. In fact I left a copy of most of it with Mrs. Louise Lynch with the Williamson County Historical Soc. in Franklin. What I am looking for is his parents and their parents and etc.
Voyd N. Bud Campbell -- 4455 Carolwood Dr., Melbourne, FL 32934-7149the
Submitted on Fri Nov 13 12:42:26 EST 1998


Looking for information on George Washington Campbell, my Great Grandfather. He is listed in the Census of 1850 as an 8 year old boy in the house hold of John Haffner. There are many Campbells in this house but I do not know the relationship between them. He was married twice, the first was to a Mary Harris and the second was to Martha H. (Mollie) Campbell. There is a record of this marriage in the Williamson County Mariage Records 1851-1879 which is listed as Dec. 19, 1971. He had one child by first marriage, a male named Thomas Henry Campbell who lived over a hundred years and was never married. He had at least 2 children (may be more) by his second marriage, one male named Benjamin Franklin Campbell Sr. that married Callie Donnie Harrison. I am the grandson Benjamin Franklin Sr. He had a sister by the name of Herritt Perryman Campbell that married Hiram Morris. George Washington Campbell was born in 1842 or 1843 and died in 1912 while living in a community called Match located in Maury County. He served i
Voyd N. Bud Campbell -- 4455 Carolwood Dr., Melbourne, FL 32934-7149
Submitted on Fri Nov 13 12:23:48 EST 1998


I am looking for the descendants of Ricard Laban Steele b. 1804 in TN m. Elizabeth Walters b. 1805 in VA. They both died in Williamson County and had the following children. 1)Elizabeth Ann Steele m. Patrick Henry Southall 2)Nancy Steele m. P.W. Dodson 3)William M. Steele 4)John W. Steele m.Sarah F. Ratcliffe 5)Richard Laban Steele m.Mary Virginia Shields 6)Margaret Louise Steele m.Joseph O. Hicks.
Michael Biggs
Submitted on Thu Nov 12 00:55:58 EST 1998


Charles Lewis HAYS born around 1790 in Va or NC. He married Anna LONG aroung Oct. 1811 in Williamson Co., Tenn. Children of Charles and Anna are: William S. HAYS, John HAYS, Henry W. Hays, Thomas C. Hays, James B. Hays, Edmund Deverix Hays. The Hays boys moved to Izard Co. Ark. around 1850. Henry W. Hays married Henrietta C. FREEMAN, and Loucinda D. BYRD. James B. Hays married Nacy C. JARRETT and Rosanna C. LUNSFORD. Edmund Deverix Hays married Harriett R. SMITH, Arrena Caroline BEARD, Sarah J. ELLIS, and Rebecca LANGSTON. Thomas C. Hays married Mary unknown. I would like to share information with others on the Hays.
Sharron L. Scott -- 1602 So. Oak, Oak Grove, MO 64075-9419
Submitted on Wed Nov 11 18:51:17 EST 1998


Researching the Hensley family of Williamson County and Maury County, Tennessee. My husband's ancestor was James Hensley and I believe someone has information on him or further back than l850 on this family. Hoping to find someone with information to share. My husband's branch of the Hensley family moved on to Tishomingo County, Mississippi and then to Pontotoc County, Mississippi circa l840.
Dale Johnson
Submitted on Wed Nov 11 16:36:47 EST 1998

ALBERT REED [B.1874-D.1939]

Trying to locate information regarding one of my ancestors: ALBERT REED (1/2 Cherokee) born in Franklin TN in 1874. His mother was fullblood from Lookout Mountain where she and her family hid after their town (or village) was burned down. I have no dates or name for her other than they called her 'Mamma'. Albert married a woman by the name of Emma Marsh (daughter of Noey Marsh [B.1847- D.1936]) and they had 2 known children: 1. Henry Reed [b. 3/22/1909- d.9/23/1963](WWII Vet) 2. William "Bill" Reed [no dates known] If anyone can help me with these names or help me find some sort of paper trail on Albert or any of the above names, it would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Wed Nov 11 11:31:09 EST 1998


Caleb REED married Hannah REED December 18,1815 in Williamson County,TN. They later moved to the Flat Creek area in Bedford County which is now Marshall County. They had eight children and I am searching for all Decendants. Hannahs father John REED moved to the Brentwood area of Williamson Co. between 1795-1800. I have some information on her parents and Siblings and will gladly share. I don't have any information regarding Caleb Reed until he Married Hannah.
Larry Milton Reed
Submitted on Wed Nov 11 01:11:13 EST 1998


Looking for information on the brothers of and descendants of Oliver Woods (b. 15 Oct 1784) married Nancy Haynes in Harpeth Lick, Williamson County, TN. Oliver's father was John Woods and his mother was Margaret Holmes.
Brett F. Woods
Submitted on Tue Nov 10 01:47:16 EST 1998


Elizabeth YORK married James HARRISON on Dec 27, 1820 in Williamson Co TN James YORK, bondman. Need additional information on this family, both ancestors and possible children they may have had. Am trying to confirm this couple to be my 3rd great grandparents. Any help would be appreciated.
Rickie Nimmo
Submitted on Mon Nov 9 14:17:43 EST 1998


Searching for info on Robert TERRY who was born in Ky in 1807 and married Elizabeth Newsom PATE, daughter of Jesse PATE and Nancy LOFTIN, in Williamson Co, Tn in Dec 1829. Who were Robert TERRY's parents? Where was Robert born and what were the date and place of Robert's death? Also need any info on Jesse PATE and Nancy LOFTIN.
Betty Jaekle
Submitted on Thu Nov 5 20:55:31 EST 1998


Looking for information on Bennett Sires, Nancy Hamlet, and Jane Haley all from Williamson Co. B. Sires wed Nancy in 1831 and Jane in 1848
Submitted on Thu Nov 5 20:09:17 EST 1998


John Campbell m. Ellender Denton. They had 6 children while living in Williamson Co, TN. l. Mariah b. 1800 m. Joseph Gill, 2. Joseph D. b. 1802, 3. Elizabeth b. 1804, 4. Susannah b. 1807. Two other children b. in Maury Co. were; John b. 1909, and William b. 1812. John Campbell died about 1820, and Mariah, husband and Ellender with rest of family migrated to Hamilton Co., Il. Does anyone have any information to fill in the blanks on this line. Good luck in your search,
Maty Lou Jacobson
Submitted on Wed Nov 4 17:10:57 EST 1998


Looking for parents & siblings of Stephen Douglas (S.D.) GILES, born 6/3/1869 in Williamson Co, TN. Moved to Texas and then to Oklahoma around 1910
Dana Christian
Submitted on Tue Nov 3 12:19:09 EST 1998


Thomas Jefferson DEAL b. 1867 married Ida Elizabeth ALLEN b 1869. Both were born in Williamson County. Thomas Jefferson DEAL's dad was nicknamed Til, but we believe it also was Thomas as was his dad's name. Any information on these generations of Thomas DEAL?
Ida Deal
Submitted on Mon Nov 2 13:32:11 EST 1998


I am searching for the parents of Willim WINSTEAD (1750-1831; settled in Tenn. in 1795; born in Vir.) He is listed in Goodspeed Hist. with descendents John and John M. WINSTEAD living in Williamson Co. Tenn. He married Betsy(1760-1842). Their daughter Mason married John G. WILSON (also looking for his parents).
L. Rice
Submitted on Sun Nov 1 14:28:52 EST 1998

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