Williamson County, Tennessee

SEPTEMBER 1998 Queries

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Looking for information on an Elijah Randolph HURT who married a Docia FIELDS in 1830 in Williamson Co. Need to find their parents. Both indicate in later census records that they were born in Virginia.
Jim Howell
Submitted on Wed Sep 30 21:37:14 EDT 1998


I'm looking for info on my ggggrandparents: William Ensley PENDERGRASS DOB:15 May 1804, DOD: 22 Aug 1852 in Williamson Co., Tn. and Rilla / Rilly HOLT. Carrol Campbell Pendergrass stated in his research of Williamson Co. Cemeteries that she may be of native american blood. Thanks in advance for any info.
Michael S Smith
Submitted on Tue Sep 29 05:15:32 EDT 1998


Searching for marr and or div record of Sala Nelson SHARP b June 24, 1800 Williamson Co and Elizabeth BLACKWELL m Jan 18, 1821. Need doc prooving children, Margaret Jane and Anthony SHARP. Sala is son of Anthony and Margaret NELSON SHARP. Sala was in Franklin in 1831, occupation was tin and coppersmith and d Oct 10, 1843 Hinds, Jackson Co., MS. Also need Margart N. SHARP's parents. Will exchange info and appreciate any help!
Mary Sharp
Submitted on Mon Sep 28 01:03:33 EDT 1998


Am looking for information regarding ancestors of John FranklinMCGEE, b. 22 Aug, l857, d. Dec. 30, l944, m. Mary Elizabeth TRUETT,b. Jun 7, l859, d. Jan. 28, l94l, both buried in the Poteete Cemetery, Williamson Co., Tennessee. Also looking for information on Mary Elizabeth TRUETT, his wife. Two of John Franklin's sons Samuel Fleming (Sam) McGee, b. l May l894, d 2l Aug l975, Franklin, Tenn.(m. Mary Elizabeth Pate), and David Kirkland (Kirk) were famous musicians on the Grand Ole Opry for several decades. They were my husband's cousins.Please contact me at jmmjmm@webtv.net if you have any information.
Joan Miller
Submitted on Sun Sep 27 14:21:45 EDT 1998


Looking for information on George and Margaret CAHOON/CALHOUN. George died in 1820. His daughter Fannie/Frances was married first to Robert RUTLEDGE in October 12, 1809. Robert died before 1820 because in George's will" To Daughter Fannie, maintainance in single life and To daughter Fannie's children, maintainance" Fannie married again September 16, 1824 in Williamson Co. TN to Thomas MCCALL. Thomas was married first to Ann GILMORE in 1797. Would like to find out more on these lines
Chuck Gibson
Submitted on Sun Sep 27 11:07:22 EDT 1998


Looking for information on John Beatty born in Williamson Co, in 1816, her married Elizabeth Pinkersonst 2/5/1838, Williamson Co. One of their son's was Ephraim Turner Beatty born 1854 in Maury Co. He married Carrie McCall Dec. 21 , 1854, Williamson Co. Any info or links would be appreciated. Thanks. Brad
Brad A. Beatty -- 2312 Belleview Terrace, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Submitted on Sat Sep 26 07:48:37 EDT 1998


The 1820 Williamson Co., TN census lised a Jesse Pate. The 1850 census page 303 listed Jessy Pate 82 born VA, N. 70 born VA, D. physician 25 [Goodspeed's said age 28] born TN. In 1850 Dooly Pate performed a marriage in Williamson Co., TN. Williamson Co., TN Primitive Baptist Church [Goodspeeds] listed Jesse Pate 9-24-1768 - 4-29-1859 & Nancy Pate 5-5-1780 - 11-24-1851. The 1860 Bedford Co., TN census listed Dooly Pate, physician, age 35, wife H, E. female age 5, S. J. male 4, Thomas 3, Orlando male 2 months. SEEKING INFO ON DOOLEY PATE AND HIS FAMILY. Robert Terry was born or lived in KY & in 1829 he married Elizabeth N. Pate in Williamson Co., TN & was there in 1830. In 1840 they lived in Bedford Co., TN & in 1849 named one of their sons Dooly Pate Terry.
Wanda Muncey Gant -- 562 Gant Hollow Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110-4676
Submitted on Fri Sep 25 17:11:00 EDT 1998


I would like to communicate with those who have found the BINGHAM and/or REDDIN lines in Williamson County at any point in time and especially the late 1700s and early 1800s. Additionally, I would like to know about the community west of Franklin that is named Bingham and if there is a Bingham Cemetery in or near the community. Other names that I am interested in that may have a connection with Williamson County and surrounding counties are HANNA(H), WILEY, MORGAN, and ANDERSON. I am a native of Saltillo in Hardin County, TN.
James Morris Bingham -- 5414 Woodburn-Allen Spgs Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104-7436
Submitted on Fri Sep 25 15:54:16 EDT 1998


I am searching for info. John CAMPBELL m. Ellen DENTON 1789, Greene Co. 6 children b. in Williamson / Maury 1800-12, named Miriah, Joseph, Elizabeth, Susanna, John & William. Moved to Hamlt/White Co IL abt1817? M.C.m. a Joseph Gill in TN, others m. in IL
Jody Rodriguez
Submitted on Fri Sep 25 09:48:12 EDT 1998


Looking for descendants of Thomas J. WEAVER and Nancy DOWDY. Thomas J. WEAVER was born 30 Aug 1812 in Chatham Co, NC and died 15 Jul 1895 in Marshall Co, TN. He married Nancy DOWDY on 9 Feb 1831 in Williamson Co, TN. Nancy was born ca 1812 place unk and died 25 Jul 1885 in Marshall Co, TN. Thomas J. was the son of Shadrack and Lucy GREEN WEAVER of Chatham Co, NC. Have info on other descendants of Shadrack and Lucy WEAVER to share. Thanks.
Shawnda Kimmel -- P.O. Box 95, Porter, TX 77365
Submitted on Sat Sep 19 11:48:57 EDT 1998


LITTLE,William and Lucy were on the 1860 census for Bedford County,TN. I cannot find them anywhere else. Nor can I find out who their parents were. I am a decendant of thier son Benjamin LITTLE. Any input would be appreciated.
Bee Travelute
Submitted on Sat Sep 19 16:42:45 EDT 1998


James GERMAN was born in Tennessee, perhaps Williamson County. He married Susan ?? abt. 1825 and they had these children: ....... 2 Riley J.GERMAN b: 1827 in TN ........... +Catherine b: 1829 in TN ....... 2 John N. GERMAN b: 28 May, 1829 in TN ........... +Martha A. STINNETT b: 17 Dec, 1831 in McNairy County, TN ....... 2 Elizabeth GERMAN b: 1830 in TN ....... 2 Sarah/Sally GERMAN b: 1830 in TN ....... 2 Marcus GERMAN b: 1834 in TN ....... 2 Wade GERMAN b: 1836 in TN ....... 2 Mary/Polly GERMAN b: 1838 May be related to these GERMAN family members of Williamson County.: Daniel GERMAN, Joseph GERMAN, Zacheus GERMAN and Joseph GERMAIN. Thanks! Dianna German Anderson
Dianna German Anderson -- PO Box 1081 , Shasta Lake, CA 96081
Submitted on Sat Sep 19 23:23:12 EDT 1998


I am looking for information on the family of Andrew J. CROWSON/CROSEN who was born about 1837. He married Telitha BARKER 21 Oct 1868 and is buried in the Barker Cemetery. I believe his mother was Courtney Wells/Croson (she appears as Wells in 1850 census and Crosen in later ones). Any information on the Crosen/Wells family would be appreciated.
Anne Wolff
Submitted on Thu Sep 17 12:08:56 EDT 1998


Elizabeth Maria Jamison married Malachi Howell Nicholson 5 Jan 1837, in Franklin, TN. Does anybody know the Jamison family? Elizabeth Maria Jamison, daughter of Rebecca Ridley and Marshall Jamison, is supposed to be 2nd cousin of Sam Houston.
Margretta Clark Aviles -- 4606 Lorraine, Dallas , TX 75209
Submitted on Wed Sep 16 21:00:48 EDT 1998


Seeking information on John Allen FALKENBURG, born @ 1807 SC, married 1832 Williamson Co. to Elizabeth Jane ORMAN, born SC @ 1810. Especially interested in parents of Falkenburg and where in SC they came from. Any information appreciated.
Alene Petrie -- 4990 Transport Road, Bartow, FL 33830-8574
Submitted on Tue Sep 15 17:23:06 EDT 1998


Mary NEILL of Robertson Co. filed an application for an 1812 bounty warrant. In an affidavit she says her maiden name was ALEXANDER, that she was married in 1797 at her father's home in Buncombe Co., N.C. Circumstantial evidence indicates she was the daughter of John ALEXANDER and Rachael DAVIDSON who with their son Thomas settled in Williamson Co. I am looking for proof in the nature of Bible or legal records. William NEILL, son of Robert and Mary, married Mary daughter of Samuel CLINTON of Logan Co., Ky. Samuel, I am sure was closely related to James CLINTON who was listed as a taxpayer in Williamson Co.
James D. Trabue -- 21622 N. 159th Lane, Sun City West, AZ 85375
Submitted on Tue Sep 15 12:54:27 EDT 1998


I am researching the Charlie and Sally H. Sweeney Family from Williamson County. My Great Great Grandfather was Milton Abercromby Sweeney, who was the 13th of Charlie Sweeney's 17 children. Milton's wife was Mary Juan Burns. Another brother of Milton's was A.B. Sweeney. He had a son, Dallas Sweeney, who also lived in Williamson County, Tennessee.
Charles R. Parnell -- 4117 Tracy Circle, Sulphur, LA 70663
Submitted on Mon Sep 14 22:23:50 EDT 1998


I am searching for information on the parents and faimly of John Louis Atkinson. He was born in 1810 in VA., and migrated to TN (I think Williamson Co) he married Caldonia Childress (a relative of Sarah Childress Polk). He later moved to MS (between 1840 and 1843). He was a doctor. His parents may have been John Atkinson (the Baptist Preacher) and Mary Armstead. Any information will be appreciated.
Keith Atkinson -- 503 Canal Ave., Cleveland, MS 38732
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 19:48:26 EDT 1998


Am looking for family members of Sam Fleming McGee and David Kirkland McGee, brothers who were famous musicians on the Grand Ole Opry for several decades. They were born in l894 and l899 respectively, sons of John Franklin McGee and Mary Elizabeth Truett. Their siblings were: Ella m. Jim Toteet, Sally m. Don Golden, Daisy m. Howard Hood,Janie m. Bert Guffee, and John, Jr.Elmo Miller, son of John Henry Miller, was their cousin. Please contact me at jmmjmm@webtv.net if you have any information.
Joan Miller
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 13:24:57 EDT 1998


Looking for CALEB MANLEY and his wife REBECCA APPLEBERRY. They were known to have moved to WILLIAMSON county after thier marriage in 1828. Their daughter ARDELIA was born there in 1838. I am looking for older siblings as REBECCA was 29 at the time of ARDEILA'S birth, and they had been married for 11 years. CALEB was the son of MIACAJAH MANDLEY of Fluvanna County, Va. If this is your line please contact me. Jane
Jane Wheeler
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 01:06:52 EDT 1998


Would like to learn if Richard GRIGGS 67yrs. (wife Minnie) on the 1910 census schedule is the same R P GRIGGS who served as a confederate soldier in the Civil War. Possible Minnie is a 2nd marriage, Another Richard GRIGGS was married to Harriet E. Hamlet before and during the war until her death in 1901 living in Davidson County. I need to identify the soldier. Any help appreciated.
W Foster
Submitted on Fri Sep 11 19:59:00 EDT 1998


I am seeking information on Warner Bernard HOLTZCLAW who was an overseer at Andrew Jackson's Heritage in 1830 when he married Martha LEACH, daughter of James LEACH of Davidson Co. and former Captain from VA in the American Revolution. Their son, James Henry HOLTZCLAW was born in 1833. In 1835, Warner Bernard moved to TX and fought in the Texas War for Independence, and in 1836, he moved his family to TX. Ruben and Mary SANFORD, of Williamson Co. moved to TX in 1854 with their daughter, Elizabeth T.. She and James Henry HOLTCLAW met and were married in Milam Co. in 1857. I will be glad to exchange information with anyone connected to the three families.
Sharon Lloyd
Submitted on Thu Sep 10 22:57:54 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Rebecca RIDLEY and Marshall JAMISON who married January 30,1818 in Williamson Co.Their child Elizabeth Maria JAMISON married Malachi Howell NICHOLSON January 5,1837 in Williamson Co. Anyone know this JAMISON family?
Margretta Clark Aviles -- 4606 Lorraine Avenue, Dallas, TX 75209
Submitted on Thu Sep 10 13:29:44 EDT 1998


Looking for info on ISAAC SHELBY GOFF , b. 21 May 1798, Tennessee; died 31 Aug 1833, in MS.; md. SARAH REBECCA DENSON, 25 Oct 1819, in Williamson Co., TN. She was b. 3 Apr 1805, (in N.C. ?); d. Jun 1867, in MS. Trying to prove or disprove that ANDREW GOFF, b. ca. 1754, (in Virginia?) He died Oct 1831, in Williamson Co., TN. He md. GRACE GORDON, b. ca. 1757 and died 31 Jul 1847, in Tenn. is his father and mother. PLUS looking for any info on the above family. They are my Greats.
Submitted on Thu Sep 10 00:42:34 EDT 1998


Holland Davis died 1835. James B.Davis, living in North Alabama, qualified as administrator of estate in Williamson County. Holland Davis's property was described as being six miles east of Franklin. Any info on Holland and/or James B. Davis and their relationship will be deeply appreciated.
Doris James -- 318 Allen Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920
Submitted on Tue Sep 8 21:39:10 EDT 1998


I am seeking info on the family of francis M VICKORY or VICTORY married Elizabeth Jane DAY 1862 am also looking for Richard VICKORY married Polly BARNES 14 Jun 1834 Elizabeth Jane Day VICTORY married 2nd James W GRAHAM they lived in Williamson around the Bethesda community in the 1900,1910 1920 cenus records Francis M and Elizabeth were married in williamson Co so were Richard and Polly. Any info will be helpful
Submitted on Tue Sep 8 09:35:02 EDT 1998


Looking for records relating to LOCKETT,John L. b. Oct 1st 1822 in Williamson Co. Married Margaret A. Miles in Logan Co., KY July 2. 1856
Jeanette Lockett
Submitted on Mon Sep 7 22:56:18 EDT 1998


I am looking for the parents and wife of my ancestor Luke D. PRYOR, Sr. He was born ca. 1740 (do not know where) and died ca. 1810 in Williamson County, TN. He received a land grant in the Cheraws District of SC. He apparently lived there because some of his children still living in 1850 gave as their birthplace SC. He had at least five children -- 1.John PRYOR, who had at least one child, Henry B. PRYOR, birth 1790 in SC and lived in China Grove, Pike County, AL in 1849. I am interested in the spouses of John and Henry and Henry's children, Robertson, Riggans, Luke, Allen, Martha Ann and Rhoda who married CROCKER Brothers. 2.Luke D. PRYOR Jr., 3. Susannah PRYOR who married Samuel WINSTEAD and Jeremiah STEPHENSON, 4. Sarah PRYOR who married David SQUIER, Hugh McCABE, Daniel CARTER, and Angus McPHAIL, 5. Catherine PRYOR who married Thomas B. SMITH. Any information concerning the above ancestors will be appreciated. I have a lot of information concerning Robertson PRYOR's family in Texas w/13 children.
Saundra Pryor -- RT 4 BOX 111, RUSK, TX 75785-9416
Submitted on Mon Sep 7 20:53:37 EDT 1998


Searching for parents of Barbara ALLEN, b.about 1818 in TN, married 9 Oct 1838 Wmson Co, TN to Francis M. JACKSON. Her children include Mira, Martha, James Allen, Rachael A, Francis Berryman, Lucy, Barbra, Faney, Sallie, William & Emma.
Deborah Jackson Reck
Submitted on Mon Sep 7 17:43:31 EDT 1998


John Henry CHAPLAIN (b,1795,Rowan Co., NC) M. Mary Pope in Rowan Co., NC,in 1813, but had four children born in Williamson Co., TN: Sarah Jane b 1824 (married Smith), George Whitefield CHAPLAIN B. 1825, married Mary SMITH, Melissa Ann CHAPLAIN , B. 1827, married Thomas I. SCOTT, Sicily Ellen CHAPLAIN, b 0829 m. Ransom ST.JOHN. Can anyone give me more information concerning their stay in Williamson County?
Donna Mariner -- 920 Rainberry Lake Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33445
Submitted on Mon Sep 7 12:55:45 EDT 1998


Thomas Givens CALDWELL, b. 1774, eloped from Mecklenburg Co., NC toWilliamson Co., TN with Polly (Mary) HANNA shortly after 1800 and hadat least two children by her. He died ca. 1809. Would like to hearfrom anyone knowing anything about this family or suspecting a lineof descent from them.
Jim Caldwell
Submitted on Mon Sep 7 00:02:50 EDT 1998


William Smith LEE and Mary Ann FIELDS were married in Williamson Co. on September 9, 1835. Need info on them and on Allen FIELDS, who may or may not have been Mary Ann's father.
Marilyn Kosanke -- 1833 Cripple Creek Dr., Garland, TX 75041
Submitted on Sun Sep 6 23:35:03 EDT 1998


I am still searching for the parents of NANCY LEE BERRY born in Middle, Tenn in 1861. I know they are James BERRY and Lela/ Lula FOWLER BERRY, but I know nothing else about them . I got this information off Nancy Lee's death certificate, she died in No.Little Rock , Ark. in 1947. If you have any small lead I would apprieciate it. Thanks in advance, JoAnn
JoAnn Burnett -- 15430 Killarney Cir.#2, Monroe, WA 98272
Submitted on Sun Sep 6 20:22:02 EDT 1998


James F. CARTER mar. Sallie D. MCKINNEY 1-26-1853 Williamson Co. Aaron A. MCKINNEY mar. Ann V. CARTER 5-17-1856 Williamson Co. Col. Moscow CARTER mar Orlena Caldonia DOBBINS ?? Seek information of these three families. Aaron and Sallie MCKINNEY where children of Ira and Narcissa DOBBINS MCKINNEY. Narcissa and Orlena DOBBINS were sisters. The Carters were brothers and sister.
Howard W. McKinney -- 49 Brainerd St. Apt 3, Mt. Holly, NJ 08060-1809
Submitted on Sat Sep 5 14:33:58 EDT 1998


Hi, I'm trying to find any information on James WILLIAMS and Polley Cole JOHNSON. They were married in Williamson Co. TN on 19 Nov 1811 or very near that date. The bond was written on the 19th of November. On the bond there is mention of an Andrew JOHNSON. Is he a brother or an uncle? If you have any Polley Cole and Andrew Johnson's in your line, I would be interested in talking to you. I believe Polley's father was a Charles Johnson of Brunswick co. VA who was married to Patty LIGHTFOOT (not proven yet). Thanks for the help. Sylvia McAllister
Sylvia McAllister
Submitted on Fri Sep 4 17:15:31 EDT 1998


Searching for ODEN"S, OWDEN, ODIN that moved to Williamson Co Tn from Louden Co Virginia and Montgomery and Frederick Co Maryland. I undedrstand that many of these people moved south to this county in Tennnesse. Looking for whereabouts of a Keziah Frances ODEN md in 1859 in Montgomery Co to Thomas Henry BUTCHER. They both disappeared by 1870. Her parents were Rachel SEDWICK and Alfred ODEN. Willing to share what little I have. Also can do look-up in Montgomery Co Md book on Marriages from 1798-1898. Have a full page of ODEN'S. Thanks for any help given. Jackie
Jackie Butcher Kalinauskas -- 985 E Lewis, Boise, ID 83712
Submitted on Thu Sep 3 21:31:07 EDT 1998


I am seeking any info on BERRY, MAYFIELD found in 1820 Williamson Co, TN census. His son, ALBERT/ELBERT born June 25, 1822 TN. Albert married MARGARET APPLE in Orange Co, Ind June 18, 1848.
Phyllis Snider
Submitted on Wed Sep 2 18:32:03 EDT 1998


Searching for birthplaces and parents of Robert TERRY b ca 1809 and his wife, Elizabeth PATE b 1811, who married Dec 1829 in Williamson Co. They later lived in Bedford Co.
Betty Jaekle -- 6660 Huntley Lane N, Naples, FL 34104
Submitted on Sun Aug 30 16:44:22 EDT 1998

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