Wilson Co., TN Queries

Wilson County Queries January-April 1998


I am looking for info on Betsy Ann ROACH who was the mother of Wiley Hamilton Roach, born 1830. Could she be Elizabeth WRIGHT who married Alexander ROACH July 1. 1828 in Wilson County? Thanks for your help.
M. S. Byrd
Submitted on Wed Apr 29 14:33:24 CDT 1998


Looking for information on JOHN and ELIZABETH HAWKINS, who lived in Wilson Co., Tn. in 1850. They had 10 children, Henry, Alford, James, Mary, Louiza, Elizabeth, John, Robert, Martha & Thomas.
Submitted on Wed Apr 29 13:05:00 CDT 1998


I am seeking information on Isham FULLER, b. 1816 Wilson Co., TN m. 1836 Wilson Co., TN to Sarah BEARDON, b. 1815 Wilson Co., TN. Thank You.
Ray Owens
Submitted on Tue Apr 28 16:30:59 CDT 1998


Looking for information on the family of William Wood. Born in Virginia, but apparently lived in Wilson County, TN in the early 1800's. Son, Luke Wood married Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Thornton circa 1830 in Wilson County.
H Ferry
Submitted on Mon Apr 27 22:15:33 CDT 1998


I am trying to find out some info on my gggggrandfather Green Tucker; all I have is Married Jan. 12, 1817 in Wilson Co., TN, to Priscilla Williams. His father's name Jarratt Tucker. Green died abt 1830 one - son Jarrett Tucker born 1818 in Wilson Co., TN, and married to Martha White on 7-21-1842. The other son, my ggggranfather, Green Berry H. Tucker was b. Sept 16, 1827 in Spring Hill, Maury Co.,TN; he later moved to Saline Co, IL. Please if any one can help, contact me at Sledge750@aol.com..Thank You
Nicki Barrows -- P.O. Box 133, Glencoe, OK 74032-0133
Submitted on Mon Apr 27 16:14:57 CDT 1998


Any information on Betty Lee YOUNG b. August 26, 1866, Lebanon, TN to ?? YOUNG and Fannie HUGHES. m. James J. CLARK 1882 in Lebanon, TN. Were in Collin CO. TX by 1892 and Callahan CO. TX 1896
Lois Pfannenstiel
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Looking for any info on Jake JENNINGS, siblings, father and mother. Who were they? Is beleived to have died on Co. border of Wilson and Dekalb Co, Jacob (Jake) JENNINGS b.1813 d.1860 +Namcy Robinson(Robertson) b.1813 d.1900 Florence
Florence -- 1026 E.N.BROADWAY, LOMBERD, IL 60148
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 23:17:20 EDT 1998


Researching WADLINGTON and LINAM families in Wilson and Rutherford Counties. Larry D. GRIFFIN
Larry D. Griffin -- 2335 Federal Drive, A-5, Dyersburg , TN 38024
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 15:49:43 EDT 1998


Researching descendants and ancestors of Asa Knighter COWGUR who was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, about 1806. Larry D. GRIFFIN, 2335 Federal, A-5, Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024
Larry D. Griffin -- 2335 Federal Drive, A-5, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 15:46:53 EDT 1998


Searching for Zeb Beard LANE d.1916 m. Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson, both of Wilson County, TN. Children included: Mary Ida, Bessie, Tempie, Clem, Floy, Pauline, Carrie, Eunice, Aubrie, Harris and Cora. Cora m. William Sankey Medcalf March 14, 1897 in Cottonwood, TN
Janice Medcalf Butz -- Rt. 3, Box 372-A, Hendersonville, NC 28739
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 13:01:04 EDT 1998


William Adams and Biddy Nowlin m. 1801 came to Wilson Co. and surrounding area by 1809. Wm died in 1831. If anyone there has any information on this line of Adams I would like to contact them. Their children were Greenberry , James, Miletha, Jacob, Charlotty,Eliza, Leroy.
Pat Ruble
Submitted on Sun Apr 19 08:17:47 EDT 1998


I am looking for any information on Gilford Dan COTHRAN, born in 1849 married to Narcissus Frances CARTER COTHRAN. possibly spelled COUTHARN as listed on one of thier childrens birth certificate, Lou ella COTHRAN , born in 1879.
Rick Campbell
Submitted on Sat Apr 18 18:54:01 EDT 1998


I am looking for information on the CAWTHON and WEAVER surnames. Specifically looking for Edmund W. Cawthon who would have been a child about 1850 (I think). I have no idea of his parent's names. I have found a couple of marriage records in Tennessee for Cawthons, but I have no way of knowing if these are his parents or not. Any help would be appreciated. For the WEAVER name, I am looking for Margaret Jane Weaver who was supposed to be part Cherokee Indian. I don't have much to go on for her either except that her mother's name was Leah Poe.
Laurel Blackwell Mackenzie
Submitted on Sat Apr 18 13:59:36 EDT 1998


George Webb, William Lester, and Thomas Whitlock settled in Wilson Co abt 1815-1820. They are from the Campbell -Halifax Co area of Va. Thomas Whitlock married Susanna Webb ,sister of George Webb. William Lester married Nancy Webb ,daughter of Edmond and Nancy Webb. Edmond was a brother of George. I am descended from Edmond's son Daniel and would like to exchange info with anyone on these families.
Clarence Lee
Submitted on Fri Apr 17 22:25:53 EDT 1998


I have Thomas ELLISON and Lucretia ALLEN, who appear in the 1860 and 1870 Wilson County census. Both born about 1805, Thomas in NC and Lucretia in Tennessee. In 1850 they are in Houston County, GA with place of birth as GA. Another record which dates the birth of a son, Robert Isaiah in 1840 in Houston County, confirms that these are the same folks. Anyone know them or where they came from?
Thor Egede-Nissen -- 204 Yam Gandy Road, Savannah, GA 31411
Submitted on Thu Apr 16 14:33:47 EDT 1998


John M. STROUD m.12 June 1828 Wilson County to Mary JENNINGS. Who are her parents? Possibly a granddaughter of Robert JENNINGS from Rowan County, NC to Madison Co., KY. Several children to Wilson County. Robert's will mentions children (unnamed) of his deceased sons Thomas and Jesse. Does anyone know their children's names?
Fredric Z. Saunders
Submitted on Thu Apr 16 01:33:10 EDT 1998


Searching for any CARTWRIGHT from this area. Known to have been in area as early as 1807. Possible names are Matthew (b.1754), Peter (d. 1807), John Baptist, Thomas Notly, Hezekiah, Thomas and Samuel. Were known to have lived in Lebanon; Hickman Creek; Round Lick Creek. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Submitted on Wed Apr 15 23:13:55 EDT 1998


Ephraim BEASLEY married Sarah Ann BARBEE, probably in North Carolina where both were born. They settled on Cedar Creek in Wilson County and Sarah BEASLEY is listed there in the 1820 census. Where did they originate and who were their parents? Their son, Benjamin Barbee "Benny" BEASLEY married Mary T. JACKSON in 1819 in Wilson County, later moved to Logan County, Kentucky. Edmund JACKSON was the bondsman for Benny and Mary BEASLEY. What relation was he to Mary? Family tradition says the JACKSONS were distantly related to Andrew JACKSON of The Heritage. How, and can it be documented? Need information on all of these individuals.
Richard Welch
Submitted on Wed Apr 15 17:46:08 EDT 1998


I am looking for any information on JOHN W. WHITE, who lived in Wilson County from 1805 to 1853. He was married to Susanna Bradley, daughter of John Bradley Jr. I am especially trying to find John W. White parents and siblings. In 1853, John W. and Susanna moved to Illinois. If anyone has any information on my JOHN W. WHITE, please e-mail me Dolluver@aol.com. Any information on his parents or siblings will be greatly appreciated.
Linda Holmes White
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 23:41:44 EDT 1998


I would like to share information with others researching these
Wilson's, all lived in Wilson & Cannon Co. Tennessee.

Allen WILSON b: 11 Apr 1807 KY d: 21 Feb 1886
.. +Elizabeth David b: 24 Jun 1811 TN m: 01 Oct 1827 Wilson Co., TN
d: 25 Jan 1888

Michael WILSON b: 15 Mar 1819 TN d: 01 May 1887 Cannon Co., TN
.. +Martha "Mattie" BRYSON b: 15 Oct 1823 TN m: 16 Oct 1838 Cannon
Co.,TN d: 1897 Cannon Co., TN

Stephen WILSON b: Abt. 1811 TN d: Aft. 1885
.. +Elizabeth Herriman b: Abt. 1816 TN m: 18 Sep 1832 Wilson Co., TN

*2nd Wife of Stephen WILSON:
.. +Parthena W. BOND b: 1835 m: 16 Oct 1872 Cannon Co., TN
Pat Spradley
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 23:03:39 EDT 1998


Who were the parents of William F. JONES, b 1791 in VA, m 25 Sept 1817 in Wilson Co to Lucy Womack, d 7 Dec 1848 in Wilson Co. Children: Rachel, Calvin (my ancestor), Martha, Alfred, Richard, Fathy, William F. Jr., Emily, & maybe Lucy F. & Lydia Ann. Goodspeed recites that William [Sr] "came to Tennessee when a boy...was a farmer by occupation." Any information on parents appreciated.
Dorothy Donnell Steers -- 506 South College Street, Franklin, KY 42134
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 20:32:43 EDT 1998


Interested in any information on George ALLEN, who married Sarah JOHNSON in Wilson County in 1805. His son, William ALLEN, was born in the county in 1815. By 1840 they had relocated to Arkansas.
Nancy Griffith
Submitted on Tue Apr 14 10:11:34 EDT 1998


Looking for family information on Major John B. Bass who was married to Medora. He died in 1860. He had children named Nancy, James and Nathan.
Michelle Roberts
Submitted on Mon Apr 13 23:20:04 EDT 1998


Looking for info on parents or siblings of Jones B. CORLEY, who was born 2-2-1838 in Wilson County, Tenn.. He married Nancy Ellen Gilmore 12-11-1856 in Saline County, Ill. Have been unable to find any other info on him. Thanks for your assistance.
Submitted on Mon Apr 13 19:10:31 EDT 1998


I'm looking for any information regarding my G.G.G.Grandfather Samuel Copeland who resided in Wilson County, Tenn. prior to 1830. He had 3 son's born in Wilson County; their names were Thomas, Dempsey, and Joshua; they moved to Caldwell County, KY. I'm asking the name of Samuel's Wife? And any info. about this family? Samuel died in 1859.
Ruth (Copeland)Cooper
Submitted on Sat Apr 11 02:44:12 EDT 1998


Seeking cousins, information on my Wilson Co\Dekalb Co familes. HUGHES aka ROMINE, CORLEY aka CAWLEY, MULLINAX, TALLEY, ADAMSON, HATHAWAY, VICK, McENTIRE, WHITE, HOLLAND, WILLIAMSON, OWEN and MORGAN. Please mail me for details or visit my website at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/3829/.
Lynn DeRider Olivier -- 1613 Hewitt Av, St Paul, MN 55104-1221
Submitted on Thu Apr 9 03:46:04 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Albert D. Herrin and wife Ellie (Cloyd) Herrin. Ellie is said tio have died abt 1900 need date of her death. Albert then married Ollie B. (Morgan) Herrin need date of their marriage.
Ron Stanford
Submitted on Wed Apr 8 17:22:24 EDT 1998


I found my Grandfather on my Mother's side in the Wilson Co., Tn 1880 census. J.B. MARCRUM. I've been told (MARKRUM) as three (3) years old. Father's name J.F. MARCRUM w-m 29 years old. Mother's name ?Lucinda? age 23. Son JB 3 Daughter Martha age 1 all born in Tn. My Grandfather James Berry MARCRUM (MARKRUM)' Married Doshie Florence BRISTER (b.Oct 18 1883 in Mississippi) in Fannin Co.,Texas Feb 8 1903. Would appreciate any information. Thanks Jodie C. Dobbins Fort Worth, Tx 76133 jodiec@startext.net
Jodie C. Dobbins
Submitted on Tue Apr 7 21:11:52 EDT 1998


Descedants of these families moved to Williamson Co. Il, before 1900. Looking for any info. on Carl JOHNS m. Vertrease EDWARDS, Robert EDWARDS m. Belle HUDSON, Liza SELLARS or HUDSON or HANCOCK, William JOHNS m. Jenny STILLE. Please help.
Jerry Williamson
Submitted on Tue Apr 7 12:37:38 EDT 1998


Searching for parents & siblings of Douglas H. SHEPHERD b. Aug. 1852 & wife, Mary E. GREER b. May 1856. They were married Feb. 24, 1876 in Wilson Co., TN. Lived and were buried in Lagardo, TN. Children were: E.J., Johnson C., R.(?), George, W.(?), May, Katie, Lillie, Bonnie, Laura, Newt. According to census,one or both of Douglas'parents may have been born in N.Y. Would like to hear from any decendants or anyone having knowledge of family.
Jim Moore
Submitted on Mon Apr 6 21:59:04 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Buchannan JAMES thought to be born in North Carolina in 1790 and died about 1857. Came to Statesville on horseback with his brother around 1810, but his brother rode on to Missouri?. Married Margaret "Peggy" McMinn LEWIS. They became members of the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. His son Alvy JAMES was born May 2, 1827 and married Luvicia Lucinda THOMAS. Buchannan and Peggy had many children. Buchannan JAMES may have built and run a hotel/saloon in Statesville, TN.
L.J. Delgado
Submitted on Sun Apr 5 19:25:51 EDT 1998


Looking for information on my family. My great-great-grandfather, John Coleman MANN born in Virginia on 28 March 1806 and married Mary Ann Elizabeth Foster born in Virginia on 01 October 1815. They came to Wilson County (Lebanon) Tennessee between 1838 and 1841. I can't find any records on them. They had 12 children together. I'm looking for information linking them from Tennessee to the state of Virginia. Thank you.
Marsha Jill Mann
Submitted on Sun Apr 5 17:02:03 EDT 1998


I am searching for info on Joseph Henry SCARBOROUGH & Lucinda ARNETT (ARNET) who were m. 07 Nov. 1839 in Wilson Co., TN? It is said Joseph Henry was a school teacher and was County Clerk at one time in Wilson Co.,TN. They had nine children and eight were b. in Wilson Co.,TN. and are as follow: Thomas E. b:1841,John J. b:1843,Martha J. b:1844(she may have died there), Joseph H. b:1846, William Jordan b:1849, Sterling M. b:1850, Lucinda A. b:1853 and Robert Clint(on) b:1856. Joseph Henry's mother, Mary & sister,Lucy possibly died there. Any assistance will be very much appreciated. Thank you!!
Wanda GILBERT -- Rt. 1 Box 187-1, Garvin, OK 74736
Submitted on Thu Apr 2 01:40:34 EST 1998


Looking for the family of Margaret G. BRIM, b. 1814, married Allen HUNTER ca. 1833. Children were Louisa, Thomas, James, Martin, Mary, Rebecca, Dilla, Sarah, Jonathan. They lived in Wilson Co. or possibly Dickson.
Loretta Young Starr
Submitted on Thu Apr 2 20:16:49 EST 1998


Looking for information regarding ggggrandfather Alderson West. Married Frances E. in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn June 24, 1840 and served in Tenn regiment in Civil War. Not aware of birth/death date. At least two sons, William B. and James E. West. Any insight would be much appreciated.
Jamie Gregg Smith
Submitted on Thu Apr 2 22:21:01 EST 1998


Searching for the parents & siblings of George W. MOORE b. abt. 1847 in or near Wilson Co.,TN. Married Delia "Lilia" HARDAWAY Aug. 11, 1871. They had one son, Beler "Bee" MOORE. After Delia died abt. 1875 he married her older sister, Sarah "Sallie" HARDAWAY on Nov. 19, 1876. They had 3 children, Emma, Thomas, & Woodie. Bee MOORE married Ella Frances YORK & Woodie MOORE married Frank STEWART. They lived in the Mt. Juliet-Nonaville area of Wilson Co.,TN. Delia & Sarah's father was Edmund HARDAWAY. Would like to hear from any decendants of the above mentioned people or anyone having info on any of the above.
Jim Moore
Submitted on Tue Mar 31 21:12:44 EST 1998


Looking for information on the father of Wm. Perk, Monroe, and A.J. WEATHERLY all born in Wilson Co 1830-1853. The father's name is William and was born 1810-1811 in North Carolina. Do you know the county or town in N.C.? Also need info on Thompson WEATHERLY and William WEATHERLY (different Wm) that served in the 18th regiment A company during the civil war.Thank you!
Carole Broome
Submitted on Tue Mar 31 20:27:56 EST 1998


Looking for THOMAS J. HAWKINS, born July 1847 in Tn. The 1850 census of Tn. shows a Thomas in two families in Wilson Co. He should have only been 3 yrs. old. One family shows a Thomas, 1 yr. old and the other, 7 yrs. old. Trying to find out who his parents and their siblings were. Thomas J. moved to Mo., although I don't know what year, but have located him on the 1900 census in Polk Co., Mo. at age 52. Hoping someone will have knowledge of this family. Any help is appreciated.
Sherri (Hawkins)
Submitted on Mon Mar 30 15:47:27 EST 1998


Looking for info on Nancy COOPER's family who married Samuel JOHNSON in 1829 . Looking for info on John MOSS and his ancestors. He was married to Amah/Annah LAWRENCE and had two daughters, MaryJane who married Joseph JOHNSON and Emmaliza Moss who married Anderson KIRKPATRICK. Thanks in advance.
Rebecca Johnson O'Leary
Submitted on Mon Mar 30 00:06:17 EST 1998


Shelah WATERS, Jr., born June 10, 1797 in VA; died March 09, 1847 in Wilson Co., TN. I am seeking information on his descendants including George W., Mary S., William A., Matilda Jane, Julia Ann, and Ella Marinda WATERS and their families. Thank you in advance for any help.
Marjorie Routh
Submitted on Sun Mar 29 18:07:17 EST 1998


Who is Caty WILSON (Willson) who is a witness on the will of Mary Ann HICKS in 1802, Wilson Co, TN. Named in the will are Mary Ann's daughters, Martha, wife of Thomas WHITWORTH and Anne, wife of Phillip KOONCE. Other witnesses are Christopher KOONCE and Polly KOONCE. Rec. July 1803. Also searching for information on Caty WILSON b. 1790 who married Hugh McCOY in 1806 Wilson Co, TN. She later married Enoch STITES (STILES) and moved to IL. I am grateful for any help ... will gladly exchange.
Jaquae Smith -- P.O. Box 501089, Marathon, FL 33050-1089
Submitted on Sun Mar 29 17:12:01 EST 1998


I am looking forward to communication with any cousins who are researching this line. Mathew HUNT born est. 1802/3 in Virg. or N.C. married Elizabeth MOORE of Wilson County,Tennesse born est. 1802/3 on May 31,1821 in county of same. Children listed on 1850 fed census for Wilson Co.Tenn.-Elijah,Samantha,Newton,Sarah aged 8 who is our ggggrandmother,Francis aged 5.About 1855,they would have moved to Gordensville,Logan County,Kentucky Thank You
Cynthia Shock -- 8608 Whitehorn, Romulus, MI 48174
Submitted on Sun Mar 29 10:28:07 EST 1998


Would like to contact researchers researching the COLLINS, WORTHAM, and SIMS of Wilson County, Tennessee.
Shannon Smyrl
Submitted on Sat Mar 28 21:31:01 EST 1998


I am searching for information on Christopher COOPER and wife Permilia HOGG, any of their children but especially Benjamin COOPER who married Rachael OWEN in Wilson county in 1824. I would also like to know if it is possible to get copies of marriage certificates and where I should mail a request.
Janet Johns -- PO Box 361, Napavine, WA 98565
Submitted on Sat Mar 28 20:43:59 EST 1998


I am searching for any information on the families of two great grandfathers and a greatgrandmother: Barry Martin married Rose ? and raised a large family on a farm near Martha. Barry was a magistrate or j.p. at some point. Rufe L. Thompson,b.18 Feb, 1868 married Lucy Berta Robertson,b. 18 Mar, 1872. They also raised a large family in Lagardo. Berta died in a nursing home in Lebanon in the early eighties. I believe there may be some relatives still in the area - members of the L.G. Martin family and the Hugh Thompson family. Thank you for any info that can get me back to previous generations.
Cheryl Swarthout -- 45 DePetris Way, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Submitted on Sat Mar 28 16:14:31 EST 1998


Looking for any information on AARON FLOYD MOORE family who were famers in Wilson County. Aaron born in Grayson County, Va. 13 Sep 1855 and moved to Tn after 1900. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Juanita Watson
Submitted on Sat Mar 28 06:12:06 EST 1998


Looking for Henry KIOUS, (1780-1821) Va and Wilson Co . Married Peggy PULLEY (1816) but can' t find where he is buried. It is suppose to be near Watertown. Can you help me find him being born. He is not in the 1810 TN census, but should be there. I have all his probate records from Nashville. Children are: Henry, Mary Ann, Jacob, and John. Probably lived in Va in 1805.
Shirley Berg
Submitted on Sat Mar 28 02:01:32 EST 1998


I am looking for information regarding my ancestors, which include the following surnames: CAWTHON, COLEMAN, FLETCHER, GRIGSBY, HARPER, LEWIS, REASONOVER, SPAIN, SPANN, WOOLARD, WRATHER,
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 21:18:32 EST 1998


It appears that I have several possible connections in the county. I have the following in my line. Would be interested in any connection to any of these families. John Eagan born 1795 in Washington Co., TN. Married Margaret J. Wray 16 May 1812 in Wilson Co., TN. Died 1854 in Lafayette Co., Mo. Margaret J. Wray was born 1799 in TN and died 19 Aug 1865 in Lafayette Co., MO. The parents of John Eagan were Barneba(Barnaby) Eagan, Jr. born abt 1747 in Augusta Co., VA. He married Susannah Whitson 1769 in Fredrick Co., VA. Died 1822 in Wilson Co., TN. Susannah was born 1755 in Fredrick Co., Va. Died 1797 in Wilson Co., TN. The parents of Margaret J. Wray were Thomas and Unknown Ashley. Have no other information.
David J. Montgomery
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 18:28:07 EST 1998


1808 Wilson Co TN- Betsey Smith md Graham Jackson; in 1815 Wilson her brother Henry Smith md Polly Ashford; and in 1825 Lucy Lee md Edward Jones. Does anyone know who this SMITH family is?
Rhonda Jameson
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 00:58:33 EST 1998


I am researching the WILLIAM GRISSOM family who are found on the 1860 census for Wilson Co. One son of this family, THOMAS B. GRISSOM, was listed in the household of JAMES GRISSOM in Weakley Co. in 1870. Thomas B. GRISSOM moved to Clay Co., Ark. by 1880 census. He and the wife of JAMES GRISSOM are buried in Clay Co. Believe Thomas Grissom married in Weakley to Martha TRANTHAM. Any information on the origins in North Carolina of the William Grissom family and the relationship between James and William Grissom would be appreciated. Thanks, Dale Grissom.
Dale Grissom -- 902 Cedar Oaks Ln., Harker Heights, TX 76548
Submitted on Wed Mar 25 21:06:03 EST 1998


Looking for Isom.Isham JOLLEY. born in Nc found in 1850 census who were his parents and siblings? Married Elizabeth JAMES daughter of Thomas JAMES. Who did thomas marry and were there other children? Thanks
Patricia mcclure -- 8629 35th ct, olympia, WA 98503


Searching for any Curds or McFarlands, especially in Wilson County, TN
Kelly Madole
Submitted on Tue Mar 24 16:22:15 EST 1998


SCOTT, Cooper is listed on 1840 Census. Is he the father of Henry Samuel Scott and William T. Scott? Henry Scott, My grandfather, was in Warren Co. in 1880 and the family went to Texas and Okla. in 1880's.
Everett Scott -- Woodland East No. C, , Mineola, TX 75773


DEBOW. I am seeking the parents of Charles Henry DEBOW b.Sept. 17, 1891. He married Sue HORNE b. Dec. 25, 1896. Any information-census,obits,etc...will be appreciated.
Myra DeBow Mason -- 400 N.River Road #1125, WestLafayette, IN 47906
Submitted on Tue Mar 24 09:16:08 EST 1998


Need information on Nancy QUISENBERRY.
Sue Bond -- 1604 E. Willow Dr., Marion, IL 62959
Submitted on Thu Mar 19 16:50:28 EST 1998


Any information you have on this family in the 19th century. Especially William SYPERT'S period of military service for which he was awarded a pension in 1815.
Marilyn Johnson
Submitted on Thu Mar 19 14:56:14 EST 1998


I am looking for information regarding Paschal H. BOTTOMS who was on the 1850 Wilson County census. The census showed that he was born in Virginia. His wife was a KEAS. He had several children including John Knox Polk BOTTOMS. I am trying to get information to find him in Virginia.
Harvey Bottoms -- 18330 Ella Boulevard, Spring, TX 77388
Submitted on Thu Mar 19 13:57:18 EST 1998


I am trying to find out the parents of JENNINGS, William Hezekiah, born Dec. 1829 in Cannon Co. Tn. Married, ODOM, Locky on 9 Oct 1849 in Wilson Co. Tn. she was born May 1831, , Tn. Children are: Mary Elizabeth, William Judson, Louise Melissie, John Wesley. Children born 1850 through 1863. Will share information on this family. Thank you..
Kenneth Rogers
Submitted on Wed Mar 18 23:52:51 EST 1998


Seeking info on decendants and family of George Washington LAYNE, born 2-16-1817, died 4-14-1890 in Wilson County. Married Mary Laurance ROGERS 10-29-1843 in Wilson County. Offspring include Robertson S., Valerius E., Washington Lafayette, Deckard, Sarah A.C., Susan or Susanna. He lived and is buried in the Linwood area of Wilson County.
Rebecca L. Rose
Submitted on Wed Mar 18 21:48:23 EST 1998


I am searching for the information of Henry S. CROPPER Sr. and Elizabeth (Betsy) ELLIS. They were married in Wilson Co. in 1845. I would like any info, especially their parents' names.
Linda Cropper -- 109 South Magnolia St., Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Submitted on Wed Mar 18 17:07:35 EST 1998


Thomas WRAY died in 1829, Wilson County; his wife, Alsey WRAY, died there in 1835. They both mentioned their son, Joseph, in their wills. Joseph had at least two daughters: Ann and Emily. Need proof that this Joseph WRAY is the same person who married Elizabeth MOORE in Wilson County, about 1819, and is the same person who had at least two other children: Martha Ann and Willis Henderson WRAY. Is he the same Joseph WRAY who appears in the 1840 census of Montgomery County, Tennessee? Help me find proof that will connect Willis Henderson WRAY, born 1833 in Wilson County, to the rest of his family.
Richard Welch -- P.O. Box 157, Billings, MT 59103-0157
Submitted on Wed Mar 18 15:26:14 EST 1998


Looking for marriage record for David WILLIAMS married to SEATON in the early 1800's.
Gayle Williams Miller
Submitted on Wed Mar 18 07:39:15 EST 1998


Searching for g-grandmother MARY ELIZABETH JOHNSON born in Statesville, TN abt 1861, and married WILLIAM HENRY STROUD. JOHNSON is supposedly 1/2 Native American. Unsure of tribe. Need her parents and his parents including brothers and sisters with maiden and married names. MAUDIE MAE STROUD is daughter born 1899 Wilson County. Thanks! Kim Casey, Scottsdale, Arizona
Kim Casey
Submitted on Mon Mar 16 22:17:11 EST 1998


Looking for connections to WHITLOCK family in Wilson Co. and surrounding areas. My Sarah WHITLOCK was b. NC in 1806. She appears in 1850 census in Bradley Co. Husband James DOBBS was b. in Smith Co. I find many WHITLOCK names in this area. Any clues for me? I have no info. on either family as far as ancestry. Thanks so much.
Carol Smith -- 3070 15th St. , Boulder, CO 80304-2614
Submitted on Mon Mar 16 12:57:43 EST 1998


Looking for info on Wilson family, Zacchues, and his son Robert and his son David. Zacchues came from Mecklenburgh N.C. in late 1700.
Jerry Wilson
Submitted on Sun Mar 15 18:15:18 EST 1998


I would like to identify F. M. MOORE who assigned to John HUNT his interest of 1/9 after the death of his mother S.J. MOORE, dated 17 Jul 1860, p. 639 of Trust Deed Bk. MM.
Cathy Wood Osborn
Submitted on Sun Mar 15 18:07:25 EST 1998


I am trying to find information re my gg-grandparents. James MOBBS married Mary "Polly" PUGH in Wilson Co TN 17 FEB 1840. At about that same time (a couple years earlier) John MOBBS (probably father to James) married Margaret "Peggy" PUGH. The MOBBS family was from Patrick Co VA. I am trying to find info re the PUGH FAMILY and the parents of Mary Polly PUGH.
Rosell Mobbs Isaac
Submitted on Sun Mar 15 14:06:35 EST 1998


SHELBY..looking for a connection to Shelbys in this county or TN. We have a lot of info and need more...looking for a Sheriff Thomas Shelby who may have had a Henry Shelby died in Wilson Co. TN?
Johnnie Mullinax Johnson -- 405 Davis Dr., Athens , TX 75751
Submitted on Sat Mar 14 23:18:15 EST 1998


Hi,my name is Chris Hallum and I am working on my family tree.Currently I am having trouble finding records of my family.My father is Charles Hallum,and his father's name was Eugene Hallum.My father was born in Lebanon in 1936,and my grandfather Eugene was born in 1912,and died in Lebanon in 1976.The only records I have been able to locate is from the 1920 census.It lists my grandfather's grandmother Annie,but there is no mention of her husband or my great grandfather.My great grandfather's name was Joe D. Hallum,and he worked for the railroad from Leanon to Monteray.I believe at the time of his death he was living in Putnam county,and was re-married after he divorced my great grandmother.If you could help me find this information I would really appreciate it. Thanks,Chris Hallum
Chris Hallum -- 15003 Ashwood Circle., Huntsville, AL 35803
Submitted on Sat Mar 14 17:46:37 EST 1998


EDWARDS, John, b. 1784, child Henry EDWARDS, b. 1808. Looking for more information on John EDWARDS.
Sue Bond
Submitted on Fri Mar 13 22:33:29 EST 1998


Looking for information on James FOSTER (b.1781) and Rebecca WILLIAMSON. James was the son on John FOSTER and Martha DONNELL. I believe this is the same James and Rebecca that left Wilson County for Illinois and eventually Benton County, Missouri. Any and all help is greatly needed and appreciated! http://www.sound.net/~foster
Terry Foster -- 8202 NW 79th Place, Kansas City, MO 64152
Submitted on Tue Mar 10 15:57:38 EST 1998


HODGES, James Isaac; possibly born September 30, 1830, Wilson County. Shows up again in OK; supposedly sent to West Point from OK; rode for Pony Express?? Any confirmation?
Submitted on Sun Mar 8 18:11:35 EST 1998


Seeking information on William Smith b abt 1810-16 NC, who married Sarah ______ and had children: James, Sarah, Jane, William, Caroline, Eliza, Roxanne 1840-1846 NC; and Francis Turner, Julie Ann, Bowen Lockhart, Patience, Columbia, Virginia, John and William b in TN & KY. William and Sarah and family were in 1850 TN Wilson Co Census, and in 1860 KY Butler Co. Census. Who were William Smith's and Sarah's parents. Any info will be appreciated. They moved NC to TN between 1846-1847; TN to Ky between 1849-1852.
Rose M. Spencer -- 203 Moss Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71602
Submitted on Sun Mar 8 14:48:41 EST 1998


Wilson County>>Crockett County TN-Looking for info on David H. WRIGHT who married Sarah E. GOGANUS in Crockett Co. Oct 1876. Also looking for info on Benjamin Franklin CLIMER who married Sarah Elizabeth JONES abt 1872. Sarah's father was Needham JONES from Wilson County. He was b. 1825 (per 1850 census) and married Mary Ann HUDDLESTON.
Mark Wright
Submitted on Sun Mar 8 12:02:05 EST 1998


Where are my ancestors buried in Wilson County? I think they were members of Cainsville Methodist Church. Burrell PATTERSON (1776-1854), and his wife Peggy PATTERSON (died 1839). Their son, Green PATTERSON (b.1815) was married about 1839 to a girl named Martha. Who was she? Green and Martha left Wilson and moved to Gibson County, Tennessee about 1855.
Mike Patterson -- 2205 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034-4569
Submitted on Sat Mar 7 22:39:54 EST 1998


Iam looking for infor. on James THOMPSON an his line.James borned in 1752 and his wife Rachel BALDWIN THOMPSON came to Wilson Co. with known children Joesph and Elizabeth in about 1808 and help start building what is known as Mt. Vernon Church today. His son Joesph(gggggrandfather) had the following children: James B.ggggrandfather) borned in 1797 married Peggy WILLIAMS in 1819. Eli M. borned in 1798 married Abigail GODFEY, Andrew, Joesph E., Margaret Miranda, Mary borned in Tn. in 1812 married Isaac HARNESS, William Henery borned in 1815 married Samantha COUCH. Joesph and some of his children move to Wabash Co. ILL. in early 1830's where there are many THOMPSON from that line.I know all this is ture but need to docoment all of the kinships. Can anybody help.
John Thompson
Submitted on Sat Mar 7 20:55:39 EST 1998


I am interested in any info on David, Burrell or Peter Patterson living in Wilson Co. (1850 census). My ggg-granfather was David Patterson (born abt 1801) and I am trying to find out who his father was(Burrell?)and where they might be buried.I know David was born in North Carolina and Married Malinda Etheridge in Tennessee abt 1825. He also aquired a land grant with C. Puckett on Falling Creek (where is that?)Thank You.
Joe Davis
Submitted on Sat Mar 7 15:06:48 EST 1998


James WILSON m 12/5/1830 in Wilson Co., TN, Sintha BYRN, daughter of James BYRN and Rebecca WORD, who were married in 1807 in Wilson Co., TN. James WILSON and Sintha BYRN were in Obion Co., TN in 1850, and Gibson Co., TN in 1860 and 1870. Children of James and Sintha were John (aka Harve) b 1834 who m. Cenia E/Lena GRADDY, Malissa b 1833 who m. Richard H. RIDGEWAY, Francis b 1838, Eliza b. 1840, Robert b. 1842 who m. Eveline KEATHLEY, James B. b 1844 who m Mary JONES, Lafayett b 1846 who m Elizabeth B., Rebecca b 1849, and Louisa b 1850. Children of James BYRN and Rebecca WORD born in Wilson Co., TN were Rozin b May 7, 1808; Elizabeth (Betsey) b Sep 17, 1809 who m James LEECH; William B. b Feb 27, 1811 who m Sarah C. HUNT; Cynthia (Sintha) b Feb 4, 1813 who m James WILSON; John C. b: Apr 1, 1815 who m Ginet KETCHEN; Fanny b Aug 1, 1819 who m William ALSOP; Mary Ann (Pollyan) b Jul 11, 1822 who m William D. JENNINGS; James H. b Jun 11, 1824 who m Sarah E. McKNIGHT; and Lafatte b Sep 4, 1826.
Charles Wilson -- P. O. Box 16602, Arlington, VA 22215-1602
Submitted on Sat Mar 7 10:58:41 EST 1998


Searching origins of Israel PATTON, b. ca. 1800 in TN, d. ca. 1864 at Ridge Farm, Vermilion Co., IL. Married to a Hannah b. ca. 1806 also from TN. Moved to Vermilion Co., IL ca. 1823. He was a farmer in Elwood Twp., Vermilion Co., IL. Among his many children: Samuel, Wm., Nathan, John, Sarah, Louisa, Milligan, Lydia, and Thomas. Possible origins in Wilson Co., TN
Warren B. Carah
Submitted on Fri Mar 6 18:27:37 EST 1998


Seek burial place of Robert DOUGHTY, who d. 1845 Wilson. Owned 221 acs located Smith and Wilson Counties. Resided on land lying in Wilson Co in the waters of Kitchens Creek, a branch of Round Lick. Son, Lorenzo D. DOUGHTY, attended Brush Creek Bapt. Church, located in Smith Co., near the Wilson Co. border. Robert DOUGHTY had son William, Daughter Matilda DOUGHTY m. #1 John WHEELER and #2 John COONROD, daughter Lucinda DOUGHTY, son LORENZO D. DOUGHTY. Lorenzo D. Doughty (1811 VA-1885 AR) made Bond August 1831,Wilson Co. to marry Sarah COOKSEY (1812 TN-c1882 AR). Need her parents and siblings. Any info appreciated.
LaDoris Doughty Weber
Submitted on Fri Mar 6 03:13:45 EST 1998


Joseph Arthur HUGHES Jr was born in 1881 TN and died in 1936 in Lebanon. His mother Lydia Ann MULLINAX may have married a Mr Lox or Lacks then Van WILLIAMS before marrying Joseph "Jackie" HUGHES son of Obediah P (son of John P of SC) and Mary Polly MORGAN. I need proof of these relationships. Have reams of HUGHES MULLINAX information to share. New website http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/3829/
Lynn DeRider Olivier -- 1613 Hewitt Av, St Paul, MN 55104-1221
Submitted on Thu Mar 5 11:51:20 EST 1998


I am researching the SPEARS-BROWN family lines for Wilson County. Looking for parents of Lewis E. Born 6/3/1838 Died 3/28/1892 and Amanda T. Born 4/15/1853 Died 2/7/1928. Also looking for any information on J.T. Spears Born 1/13/1835 Died 10/29/1916. J.T. was a conf.soldier. His wife was Parmlia Ann Ellis Born 10/8/1840 Died 11/9/1907...Thanks for any help. I have been told all my life that we had Cherokee lines in our family. But I have no idea when where or who may have been Cherokee. Thank you for any help.
Adam Spears
Submitted on Wed Mar 4 22:32:41 EST 1998


Looking for descendants of Penelope HIBBITTS / HIBBETTS, daughter of David Crawford HIBBITS and Nancy (possibly RUCK / RUCKS) HIBBITTS of Wilson County, TN. Penelope married William Henry BEAUMONT, a tobacconist, of Dyersburgh, Dyer Country, TN and previously of Clarkesville, Montgomery County TN, in 1859. William Henry BEAUMONT obtained the bond & certificate on 07 Sept 1859 in Wilson Co.TN. The marriage was performed 08 Sept 1859 by Reverend J. W. Poindexter, M.G. In 1872 the BEAUMONTS with 4 children moved to Nebo, Hopkins County, KY and were there in 1880 KY census. Children were Elizabeth (Lizzie) BEAUMONT 1860-1907, William Henry BEAUMONT jnr (Harry) 1864-1892, Mamie BEAUMONT b c1868 and Lucy BEAUMONT b c 1870.William Henry BEAUMONT b 1823 Upper Canada d. 1904 KY Penelope (HIBBETTS / HIBBITTS) BEAUMONT b 1836 TN d 1900 KY All the BEAUMONTs, except Lucy and Mamie, are buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Madisonville, Hopkins Co, KY. Does anyone know what happened to Mamie or Lucy BEAUMONT? Did
Susan Eggins
Submitted on Wed Mar 4 01:24:50 EST 1998


Ida BELCHER b 10/12/1899 Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN. Seeking any informaton about her or her Father John Henry BELCHER b 7/2/1853 or her Mother Mary Elizabeth Mitchell b 8/24/1877 Rome, Smith Co. or her Grandfather John Campbell Mitchell
James P. Kent
Submitted on Tue Mar 3 21:59:18 EST 1998


Looking for my grandfather, John Wesley BULLINGTON, born in Cookeville TN. He lived with his wife, Daisy Darno Chambers BULLINGTON, in Lebanon, TN. Date of birth/death unknown. For a time reference, one of his sons (my father, Lilburn Sydny BULLINGTON, was born in Sep 1909). Grandmother (Daisy) died in Feb 1965. I presume that he lived around 1885 - 1950. Photographs show that he lived to at least 65 years of age. Additionally, family stories say that she (Daisy) initially married a BULLINGTON who disappeared during an early war, then later married his brother (John Wesley). The validity of this story is questioned. Also trying to trace her family which may have been Sophronia Snow LIVINGSTONE (mother) and John Manlove CHAMBERS (father).
Jay A. Bullington -- 4872 Gorham Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817
Submitted on Mon Mar 2 11:39:59 EST 1998


My great, great grandfather, JAMES FRANKLIN TAYLOR, was born on March 14, 1824 or 1825 in Wilson County. In the 1850 census, he was living in Benton County, Missouri with his wife, TABITHA (SAILING) TAYLOR, and his daughter, SARAH TAYLOR. In the 1860 census he and his family, wife and 5 children, lived in Miami County, Kansas. He died there in 1907. In both the 1880 and 1900 census, he listed his parents' birthplace as North Carolina. Do you know who his parents were?
Karen Caylor -- Karen L. Caylor, 5620 Widmer Road, Shawnee, KS 66216
Submitted on Sun Mar 1 22:58:57 EST 1998


The following Sullivans appeared at various times in Wilson, Dyer, Carroll, Haywood, and Madison Counties in TN between 1800 and 1850. They are as follows: Jenkins SULLIVAN, Levi SULLIVAN, Eli M. SULLIVAN, Simeon SULLIVAN, Jackson SULLIVAN, Ransom SULLIVAN, Preston B. SULLIVAN, H. W. SULLIVAN, Daniel M. SULLIVAN, John SULLIVAN, and William SULLIVAN. People by the surnames of BLACK and FULLER were apparently related to some of them. If you know anything about these people then you know something that I need to know. Please contact me. Thanks!
Frank Sullivan, Jr. -- P.O. Box 768, Sallisaw, OK 74955
Submitted on Sun Mar 1 21:13:56 EST 1998


Seeking any helpful information (glad to share our line) on Osteron (could be Austin) WILLIAMSON and his wife Elizabeth PHELPS -- family lore says they were born in Wilson Co. Tenn. Their daughter, Fannie (b. 16 Feb 1829 d. 21 Dec 1914) married Benjamin BURKS. Would appreciate any help on this family.
Karen Zach -- PO Box 82, Waveland, IN 47989
Submitted on Sun Mar 1 10:13:03 EST 1998


Hello, My g-g-g-g-grandfather was Jesse Bowers who married Nancy Mann in Wilson Co., TN on 8 Nov 1810. Their son, William W. Bowers married someone named Sophia. William was a resident of Wilson Co., TN, and then Davidson Co., TN in 1850. He moved to Hopkins Co., KY in 1851 and died in 1883. His wife died 1880 in the same place. Their son (one of them) was Major Isaac Madison Bowers, my g-grandfather, who was born in Wilson Co., TN on 27 May 1835. He married Mary C. McNeilly on 1 Nov 1865, and lived in Charlotte, TN until he died in 24 May 1899. I am trying to find the parents of Jesse Bowers and would love to know what info any has on the line!
Tricia Petitt
Submitted on SAT Feb 28 15:46:18 EST 1998


Seeking parents of JOHN HENRY DILLARD who died in Texas 1836 Battle of the Alamo. His widow, Sarah (?) married (2) SUTHERLAND MAYFIELD. His father may have been WILLIAM DILLARD of Dyer, Smith, or Wilson County Tennessee.
SUSAN CARGILE -- 7416 Wild Valley, Dallas, TX 75231
Submitted on Sat Feb 28 15:24:16 EST 1998


Andrew WILSON b.1750 probably in NC, died 1822 in Wilson Co, TN. Looking for information on his descendants and for a link between the early WILSONS of Wilson Co. & the 1830s-present WILSON & RANKIN families of McNairy Co, TN. They came to TN from Greensboro, Guilford Co, NC. Scots-Irish families, staunch Presbyterians. Would like to contact anyone researching this surname in early Wilson county.
Judy HAMMOND Bowman Rhodes -- 521 East Grove, Rantoul, IL 61866
Submitted on Fri Feb 27 23:54:24 EST 1998


According to the 1914 death certificate of one of her sons, my great- great grandmother Caroline N. WILSON was born in Wilson County. She was born in 1814, married William Blackman BINKLEY in 1833 in Davidson County, and lived in Davidson County, in the Hermitage area, until her death in 1865. Have not been able to find her in any will abstracts or other Wilson County records. Would very much like to know who her parents were.
Sara Binkley Tarpley
Submitted on Sat Feb 28 02:50:08 EST 1998


TARPLEY-Looking for connection to Granville Whitfield TARPLEY. Michael Keller Burke, VA
Michael Keller
Submitted on Wed Feb 25 09:03:41 EST 1998


I am looking for information on Edward LOWE (b. 1851) Wilson Co., or his ancestors or descendants, including Gentry Solomon Lowe Sr. (b. 1887) Wilson Co. Thanks! Wendy Lowe
Wendy Lowe
Submitted on Mon Feb 23 10:43:29 EST 1998


I am interested in the family histories of all OZMENT or OSMENT surnames in Wilson County or other counties in Tennessee. I am descended from Cameron and Sofronia Ozment and live in Amarillo, Texas. I will share what I have.
Lonnie R. Martin -- 4225 S. Monroe St., Amarillo, TX 79110-2163
Submitted on Sat Feb 21 21:21:55 EST 1998


I am looking for information on Paskel H. BOTTOMS who lived in Wilson County prior to the Civil War and as far back as 1846. His wife was name Margaret.
Harvey Bottoms -- 18330 Ella Boulevard, Spring, TX 77388
Submitted on Sat Feb 21 00:56:35 EST 1998


MCCULLOCH, Interested in Nathan Andrew MCCULLOCH born around 1796 in Wilson County where he raised family, one son being Alvis Wilson McCulloch. He might have come to TN from Virginia. Any info Please send to John A. Brown JBMAN@worldnet.att.net
John A. Brown
Submitted on Fri Feb 20 21:22:04 EST 1998


Looking for parents of Andrew Mason Perkins b Jan 27, 1832 d. Jan 22, 1852 and married to Sara Elizabeth Campbell all in Wilson County, Tn. Have other info would be glad to share. Thanks.
Jerry Hankins
Submitted on Fri Feb 20 11:15:16 EST 1998


Seeking descendents of Alexander JOHNSTON, born N.C., died in Wilson Co. in 1811. His wife was Eleanor, their children were: John, Robertson, Daniel, William R., Mary, and Jane. In his will his name was misspelled as JOHNSON. He had lived for a time at "The Bluffs" (Ft. Nashborough), then moved to Haysboro, then to Wilson County. He left his children land in Davidson and Wilson counties.
Jim Brooks -- Jim Brooks, 10 Honey Locust Ct., Little Rock, AR 72211
Submitted on Thu Feb 19 12:07:14 EST 1998


I am searching for info on the names of CHANCE and NICHOLS, and especially of James CHANCE, Alexander CHANCE, Mary NICHOLS, Robert NICHOLS, and Jane PURCELL. Thank you.
Submitted on Thu Feb 19 00:09:27 EST 1998


Is there a map of Wilson Co circa 1800 which lists landmarks such as: James BRYANT's land, pg 116, 2-2-1788(N.C.#439) was located at the mouth of Mill creek, and lower side and Cumberland River and Joseph Martins upper property, and also by John Rice and James Mulherin. Davis Co. TN Court min 1798 p. 128 Will books list James BRYANT, son-John, son-Jofsia, dau-Elizabeth, wife-Maragret. Morgan BRYANT (N.C. #96 788,) 100 acres on Sulpher fork of Red River, two miles above Jacob Pennington. Asa BRYANT shows up Aug 16,1799, Book E, pg 116 purchased from James H.BRYANT. Henry Ross acquired 274 acres in 1790 on Spencer Creek. Samuel BRYANT bought 100 acres South Harpeth river, Dec 11, 1797 across from Nashville in Wilson Co. Can anyone tie these BRYANTs together? Bob
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 15:39:37 EST 1998


I am looking for information that connects the WILSON family to the EASLEY & ETHRIDGE family.
Wilson, Larry
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 14:10:23 EST 1998


I am interested in any information on George ALLEN, born in SC in 1781, who married Sallie JOHNSON in Wilson County in 1805. Any information, including census records, marriage records, tax records, etc. would be useful.
Nancy Griffith
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 13:37:55 EST 1998


Searching for information on John Robert GLEAVES, b. 1835 in Tennessee d. 1901 in Collin Co., Texas. Found on 1850 Wilson Co., Tenn. census with wife Adelian (23), dau. Monroe (4), son John (2). Found on 1880 Collin Co. Texas census. Listed as widower. Also listed son/Thomas R. (18) son/ Samuel H. (16) dau/Cora Ann (13) son/Wesley L. (11) dau/Cynthia A. (7) son/Cyril O. (2). Wounded at Battle of Shiloh CSA CPL 38 Regt Tenn Inf Co H. Moved to Texas around 1878.
Debbie Griffin -- Rt 4 Box 96D, Grand Saline, TX 75140
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 11:57:18 EST 1998


ANTHONY & BOB STANLEY, BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER IN CIVIL WAR: Seeking to make contact with any descendants of Anthony Stanley, a Civil War Yankee soldier, from Tennessee, and his brother, Robert M. Stanley a Civil War Rebel soldier, also from Tennessee. Anthony married Telitha Kelly and Robert md. Christianna Cox. Anthony served in Co. K, 5th Tenn US Cavalry, and Robert served in Co. E, (Smith's) 8th Confederate Cavalry. Anthony and Robert were both sons of John Alexander Stanley Sr., and Evalina Higgins. Anthony & Robert are my wife's 1st Cousins, 3 times removed. Some of Robert's descendants settled in Warren County, while some of Anthony's settled in DeKalb Co. A third brother, Alex Stanley, also of Company K, 5th US Tenn Cav, was ambushed & killed by Confederate bushwackers on Feb 22, 1864 on the Calfkiller River. Does anybody out there know where Alex or Anthony are buried? Thanks for your help!
Keith W. Fletcher -- 1426-A Galaxy Ave, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-1503
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 01:53:46 EST 1998


Thomas Winston (1772-184?) and Patsy Coleman had a son named Joseph Winston, b. cir 1809. Was Joseph the husband of Ophelia Goodall Winston? How else do the Goodall's tie into the Winstons and the McDaniels? Who were the parents of David Goodall? Thanks a million for helping!
Keith W. Fletcher -- 1426-A Galaxy Ave, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-1502
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 00:53:11 EST 1998


I am researching the EVAN TRACY and MARY TAYLOR who lived in Wilson Cty in the late 1700's. Mary was the daughter of THOMAS TAYLOR of Davidson Cty, Tn. Any information will be appreciated.
Roger Thompson
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 20:40:27 EST 1998


Looking for ancestors of Richard WHITT who came to Missouri in 1830's. The 1830 Tenn census shows an Edward W. WHITT in Wilson Co.
Evelyn V.
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 11:29:27 EST 1998


Looking for information on Henry EDWARDS, b. 1811, married Jane EDWARDS (maiden name), m. 7-30-1839, in Wilson Co., TN. They had nine children: William Jackson, b. 7-13-1841, Hannah, Nancy, Sarah, Mary Jane, America, b. 1-3-1846, Harriet or H. M., John H., b.8-22-1849, James A., b. 10-3-1845. I would like to know who Henry EDWARDS' parents were, and if he had any brothers or sisters.
Sue Bond -- 1604 E. Willow Dr., Marion, IL 62959
Submitted on Sun Feb 15 17:27:13 EST 1998


Looking for info on a James Bell b: 1805 TN (Possible sister Delilah b: 1808) ..hoping its Wilson Cty. James Bell marries a Frances (?) of S.C...probably in S.C...and they have children Wm b: 1828, John Martin Bell b: 1831 and Elizabeth b: 1832 all in S.C. before the family moves to Ohio then into Illinois. Trying to find James Bells' parents or possible connection into the Bell/Martin line. Thanks, Rick
Rick Shriver
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 20:18:55 EST 1998


I am searching for any information on my HELTON side. I am looking for the parents of Julia HELTON. She was born in TN. I don't know where. I do know she lived in Wilson CO. TN where she married Wilford Travis WILLIAMS. Julia was born Aug. 1866. If you have information on Julia HELTON I would love to hear from you.
Polly King
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 18:49:49 EST 1998


Searching for Joel MASSEY and Elizabeth ___. Family bible indicates he died 28 Oct 1853, she died Jul 1839. Two known children: (1) William SMITH MASSEY b.11 Aug 1816 Lebanon, Wilson Co TN; d.26 Jun 1889 San Augustine Co. TX. Married 31 Dec 1837 Margaret Benigna POLK. (2) Mary Ann MASSEY b.1822, Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN; d.25 Feb 1887 Bartlett, Shelby Co. TN. Married 28 Dec 1837 Shelby Co. TN, Charles Grandison POLK (brother of Margaret Benigna POLK). From court records it appears Joel MASSEY was buying and selling land as he went across TN. In Stewart, Humphries, Wilson, and Shelby Cos. TN. Would appreciate any information on this family.
Betty H. Bowman
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 14:25:17 EST 1998


Joseph GEORGE and William GEORGE both died intestate during the Winter of 1815-1816 (prior to the April-May court) in the Cage's Bend area (then Sumner Co). Does anyone know if there was a sweeping epidemic or large natural disaster during that time period? Also, does anyone know if there was a newspaper which can be accessed for that time period? Thanks.
Dixie Hickey
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 08:35:42 EST 1998


Tom JOHNS parent of Will Boone Johns who was born 1887 in the Vesta community. Will Boone married Alice Estelle LESTER in early l900`s. Also, LESTER parents of Alice Estelle and their lineage.
Estelle Hall -- 905 W. Jefferson Pk., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Submitted on Fri Feb 13 17:35:09 EST 1998


John Wesley ALLEN, b. 1812, TN; need parents, siblings, etc. No other info available earlier than 1812. Family migrated to north Alabama after 1850. John Wesley ALLEN, Jr., b. 1849 in TN, but in AL in 1860 census. An e-mail response hinted at a John ALLEN in Wilson County. All help wanted and needed. Reply by snail mail to H. Handley, 206 E. Douglas St., Sheffield, AL 35660-5610.
Hazel Handley
Submitted on Fri Feb 13 17:31:05 EST 1998


I am looking for the children of Thomas McCartney and his wife (a miss Blair) who married in Rowan Co. N.C. before 1800. They shortly moved to Wilson Co. TN. What was the first name of Mrs. McCartney and the name of their children.
Benjie Blair -- 4630 AL HWY 144, Ohatchee, AL 36271
Submitted on Wed Feb 11 06:00:40 EST 1998


Seeking parents of JOHN HENRY DILLARD son of Tennessee died 1836 Texas BATTLE OF THE ALAMO. Widow, Sarah (?) married (2) SUTHERLAND MAYFIELD. Father may be been WILLIAM DILLARD of Dyer, Smith or Wilson County.
SUSAN ALICE CARGILE -- 7416 Wild Valley , Dallas, TX 75231
Submitted on Tue Feb 10 18:44:23 EST 1998


Researching my ancestor Stephen SANDERS (b. 1822, TN). His father was born in N.C. Stephen SANDERS "may have been" a grandson of Cornelius SANDERS (b. 1762 in Edgecombe/Ashe Co. N.C. area). Cornelius was a Rev. War Soldier, who served in N.C. Militia. Cornelius resided near the county line of Rutherford and Wilson Counties in TN. Cornelius applied in Wilson Co. for a veteran's pension in 1832. Stephen and Cornelius (Sr. & Jr.) SANDERS were in 1850 Rutherford Co. TN Census records... but a definate connection has not "yet" been made between them. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! Laura W. Griffith (laurawg@mindspring.com)
Laura W. Griffith
Submitted on Tue Feb 10 14:25:23 EST 1998


Need proof that Willis Henderson WRAY, b. 1833, was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (MOORE) WRAY. Willis lived in 1850 with his sister, Martha Ann Wray, who married Elijah WHITSON, 1845 in Wilson County. Willis married Harriet BEASLEY, daughter of Benny and Mary T. (JACKSON) BEASLEY, also of Wilson County. Will exchange information on all these families.
Richard Welch -- P.O. Box 157, Billings, MT 59103
Submitted on Tue Feb 10 11:46:47 EST 1998


Seeking any information on the WILLIAMSON and COLEMAN families of Wilson Co. TN, specifically Jesse COLEMAN and his wife Caroline WILLIAMSON, along with their children and their siblings. The two families came from VA to TN, moving through Robertson Co. TN before coming to Wilson Co. They stayed in TN in the mid to late 1800's, then moved on to Caldwell Co. KY. While in Wilson Co., Jesse and Caroline's son William (Bill) married Matilda ROBERTSON (although her last name is often misspelled as Robinson). Would be happy to exchange info on these families; they often intermarried. Thanks for reading.
Jo Huddleston -- 3532-K Farmington Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407
Submitted on Mon Feb 9 20:41:10 EST 1998


I am searching for information on Uriah JENNINGS. There are two Uriah's that are found in the Cannon County Tennessee Census 1850. They are listed in the same household. Before this decade there is a Uriah Jennings living in Wilson County Tennessee. Uriah Jennings, the younger, maybe son or nephew, married Hulda Turner in Cannon County Tennessee.
Bill Jennings
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 23:40:48 EST 1998


Would like to correspond with descendants of Lewis JOHNSON b. 1796, m. 1812 to Edy WRIGHT in Wilson County. Lewis was son of Jessie JOHNSON b. 1753 NC, d.1826 Sumner Co., TN and Mary LEWIS. Did Lewis & Edy have a son named William R. Johnson b. 1813-1814? C. LeRoy Johnson, P.O. Box 40273, Houston, Texas 77240-0273
C. LeRoy Johnson -- P. O. Box 40273, Houston, TX 77240-0273
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 21:20:49 EST 1998


Seeking to fill out children and relationships of the LOWE family of Wilson (now Trousdale) Co. TN 1820-1920, particularly three generations of Greene B. LOWE arrived Wilson Co. about 1820, Easton Pinckney Lowe m. Nancy WARD, and John Greene Lowe m. 1868 Elizabeth “Bettie” WINSTON.
Anne Bishop -- 311 E. Walnut St., Avon Park, FL 33825
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 17:07:26 EST 1998


Am interested in any information on Catherine Grey (Gray) b. 1785 D. 1829 Wilson Co., Tn. She married Barnabe Eagan, Jr.
Doris Christian
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 15:57:06 EST 1998


Am interested in any information concerning Hardy (1760-1842) and Frances (1764-1850) Lassiter, who had a son Absalom. Wilson County, Tenn.
Doris Christian
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 15:54:15 EST 1998


Am interested in any information concerning Henry Young, father of Sarah who married Samuel Whitesides in 1818.
Doris Christian
Submitted on Sun Feb 8 15:50:39 EST 1998


I'm looking for any information on William Temple COLES I,II and III of Wilson and Sumner Counties. I am Michael COLE son of Charles COLE Jr. son of Charles COLE Sr. son of Doc C. COLE son of William H. Cole son of Samuel COLE (COLES) son of William Temple COLES III. I find William H. COLE breaking away from the original family of COLES who lived in the Lagardo area of Wilson County TN. I need to know more about Samuel COLE and why he changed his name to COLE from COLES. Was it a family problem? Was it the fact the family was illiterate? Why did William H.COLE move to another part of Wilson Co. And where is Sarah WALKER , Samuel's wife, I do not find her in the family cemetery with Samuel. William Temple COLES I. came from Dublin Ireland about 1750 or so and settled in Rowan County N.C. his son William Temple COLES II. moved to the Wilson County area in about 1800 and married Mary BROWN. We think William T.COLES II. may have been married before Mary BROWN and had a son by the name of Isaac G. COlES. Isaac G.
Michael Cole -- 2970 Hobson Pike , Hermitage, TN 37076
Submitted on Sat Feb 7 23:51:35 EST 1998


I am researching my paternal line and have traced it back to my 5th great-grandparents, Thomas and Jane SADDLER, born approx 1769 in NC. They came to the TN territory about 1789-1790 as part of military transport to Davidson Co. Thomas fought in War of 1812. Lived primarily in Wilson Co after it was formed. Son, William W. SADDLER, born 1795-1800, died 1860-1870 in Wilson Co, TN. His son, Thomas M. married Elizabeth Ann HAAS and they and their 10 children moved to Dekalb Co, TN abt 1871-1880. Son Lafayette (Fate) SADDLER, married Martha J. WILLIAMS. Son Dan SADDLER married Myrtle MORRIS. My Dad, Dan SADDLER, Jr born 1930 in Liberty, Dekalb Co, TN. Would love to hear from anyone researching any Tennessee Sadler/Saddler lines for possible connections. Thanks in advance and good hunting!
Donna Sadler Doty
Submitted on Fri Feb 6 18:42:08 EST 1998


Searching for information on William LEE born in 1821 who married Elizabeth Oakley born in 1833. Married in Lebanon, Tennessee 7 March 1857. A son Thomas Basil LEE, was born in Wilson County in 1863. Other spouse of William LEE was Sarah DAVIS, married to William LEE on 30 December 1840.
Jack Lee -- 218 - 18th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-4426
Submitted on Fri Feb 6 22:39:26 EST 1998


I am looking for anscestors of Green Chandler b. about 1797 in NC. He married Betsey Lumkins in Wilson County in 1824. He sold land in Wilson County in 1831. He was in the 1840 and 1850 Gibson County Census.
Lynne Chandler
Submitted on Thu Feb 5 21:10:12 EST 1998


Seeking ancestry of Charles Tucker BURGESS b. 1824 VA d. aft 1880? TN? m. 14 Feb 1845 Albemarle Co., VA Elizabeth M. HUDSON (b. c1825 VA - aft 1880? TN?). They moved to Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN, and he served in CSA, where he was captured. He's listed on the Confederate monument in Lebanon's Cedar Grove cem., but we're not sure when/where he died. There were several BURGESS children. Charles' father may have been named William.
Bob Duggan -- 1112 Mason Woods Drive, Atlanta, GA 30328-3804
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 23:46:52 EST 1998


I have been searcing for Zachariah DAVIS born c. 1829 listed in 1860 census as being 30 years old married to Harriet J. BANDY age 24. Also looking for Randy EPPERSON, whose home Zacariah is listed in an earlier census. Any information would be appreciated as to Zachariah's origins.
Mary Rezner -- RR 1 Box 696, Brookeland, TX 75931
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 12:16:06 EST 1998


I am seeking information on any of the following individuals beleive to have been in Wilson County during the early to mid 1800's William Nunn, born Abt.1811 in VA. He married Sarah Odum, born Abt. 1817 in TN. Children of William Nunn and Sarah Odum are. i. ? Daniel Nunn, ii. ? Lawrence Nunn, iii. Reddy Nunn born abt 1843, iv. Betsy Nunn born abt 1844, v. Elias Nunn born abt 1846, vi. Britton Nunn born June 07,1847, vii. Delila Nunn born about 1850 viii. Mary A. Nunn born about 1851, ix. Permela Nunn born abt 1852, x. Patsey Ann Nunn born abt 1853, xi. Sarah Nunn born abt 1856, xii. William Nunn born abt 1858, xiii. Faithey Nunn born abt 1861.
Stephen K. Miller
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 10:37:31 EST 1998


I am searching for the ancestors of John NETTLES, born in the 1830's, possibly in Wilson County, TN, moved to Obion County, TN in 1880, he was my ggrandfather.
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 00:08:00 EST 1998


Helping my Sister-in law on Family surnames, These surnames are VERY HARD to find, HARDRICK & TYRIE ch: of Nathiniel Hardrick/ Emylene Tyrie were b. in Wilson Co. TN, starting abt. 1854 to 1875, moved to Caldwell Co. Ky, probably aft. last child was b. found only one listing of the HARDRICK name, 1880 Maury Co. census TN, Please if anyone knows anthing abt these surnames Please contact me, Thank you for your time & trouble.
Kathy Newton -- 32295 Church St., Rockwood, MI 48173
Submitted on Tue Feb 3 14:49:09 EST 1998


(1820) Searching for info on Notley Warren MADDOX, SR and his wife Frances "Fannie" DILLARD. Notley left will in Wilson Co. in 1816, naming his wife and son, Notley, JR. They resided in GA prior to TN. Any information is appreciated.
Dennis Norton
Submitted on Tue Feb 3 13:15:48 EST 1998


Seeking a connection: James PRIM, b. 1755 Franklin Co, NC, m. Mary BABB ?, d. 1837 Wilson Co, TN Abraham PRIM, b. NC, m. Elizabeth ?, appears in Wilson Co. in 1820 Census, d. 1832 in Limestone Co., AL (believe Thomas BABB of Franklin Co, NC is his grandfather) James M. PRIM, b. 28 April 1818 near Nashville (Wilson Co. ?), appears in 1840 Limestone Co., AL Census as head of household, m. Maranda PATTY (b. Tipton Co., TN), moves to Johnson Co., AR by 1850 Census.
Darlene Primm -- 1105 Hidden Valley Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027
Submitted on Tue Feb 3 10:10:22 EST 1998


UNDERWOOD, William Stanley; UNDERWOOD, Stanley Eugene; UNDERWOOD, Emma Elizabeth (Huggins).
Linda Underwood
Submitted on Mon Feb 2 12:28:12 EST 1998


Looking for details about William H (Henry?) BEAUMONT b 1823 Upper Canada and his wife PW (?) BEAUMONT (believed to have been Penelope HIBBITS b 1836 TN and from Wilson County TN). William was the son of Matthias BEAUMONT originally from Yorkshire, ENG and then from Upper Canada, VA and later from Dyersburg and Clarksville and nephew of Henry F BEAUMONT. William and his wife were still living in 1885 in Nebo, Hopkins County KY where he was a tobacco merchant, a Methodist and a Democrat. Four of their five children (names unknown) were alive in 1885. Details required urgently for an Australian university research project.

Looking for details about David Conner(?) HIBBITS b. NC 1795, Farmer, his wife, Nancy b TN 1810 and their children, Joseph b TN 1829, Mary b TN 1833, David b TN 1834, Penelope b TN 1836 (believed to have married William H BEAUMONT of Clarksville, Dyersburg and Nebo in 1859), Benjamin b TN 1840 and two relatives, John C CONNER and Dysett? CONNER. They were all living in the same household in Wilson County in 1850 census.
Sue Eggins -- C/- CAPSM, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, AUSTRALIA, AE 4111


I am looking for Drewery EDWARDS, parents. Drewery EDWARDS was born Oct.13, 1818, in Wilson County, Tenn. Drewery married Mary Lucy Stoker, Sept. 30, 1841, in Huntingdon, Tenn.
Trudy Manus
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 20:31:12 EST 1998


Need info on Needham M. FLOWERS born 1801 In Wilson Co. Married a girl named Kissia born in Tenn. Had children- Lurinda K, 1826, Elizabeth 1828, Sarah 1828, Naoma 1830, all born in Tenn. Needham died in Ark abt 1858.
Ray Flowers
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 14:17:43 EST 1998


Henry OLDHAM b. S.C. 1800 married Isabella __________in TN before 1836. Son, William Tolbert born TN 1836 Family in Panola Co. MS census of 1850.
Mary Oldham
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 12:42:36 EST 1998


My query is related to the Seaborn surname , and any info available on this family which migrated from VA in the 1790-1805 timeframe. I'm just not sure of all the family members that came before or about 1805, besides Benjamin Seaborn and his wife Fanny Mosely and their children, James, Christopher, Isaac and maybe a daughter as well. I had heard of a Sarah Neville Seaborn also coming to the Hermitage area circa 1790. Thanks!
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 02:57:15 EST 1998


I have a very old picture, that was given to me by my grandfather William Marse BESHIRES's sister. This picture is of my great grandmother & father, Lucinda DANIEL & Christopher Columbus "Lum" BESHIRES, sometimes spelled BESHIERS, BOSHERS, or BRASHERS. In this picture, my grandmother is wearing a Native Amer. dress and her hair is in 2 braids. She also has a bead necklace on. I am at a lose as to which man she belongs. Her mother was Nancy "Nann" HANKINS and father James William DANIEL. He was from Madison Co. I think that she got her Native Amer. heritage, through her mother, as tradition dictates. I also have a picture of Lucinda's sister, Alice HENSON, in a dress that appears to be of Native Amer. in nature. Is there anyone who can help me with this, by looking at the style of these dresses? I can send pictures via e-mail. Lum and Lucinda were married in Hardeman Co. on 4-11-1891. Chester Co. Lum's parents lived in Hardin Co., at Shiloh Park, in the peach orchard cabin, 1862. Please help with any history of these surnames.
Daniel Beshires -- 39 Karen St., Brighton, TN 38011
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 15:05:40 EST 1998


Ann WINSTON died Nov 1840 in Wilson County TN. What was her maiden name? Who was her husband? Her will, dated 30 Nov 1838, names her sons, William and Isaac WINSTON and the heirs of her daughter Martha HUDDLESTON (apparently Martha was dead); her daughter Anna BRADLEY and her daughter Sarah W. WINSTON. Sarah is also her executrix. Sarah W. WINSTON died in 1841. Her will recorded Nov 1841 names her brothers, Isaac and William WINSTON; her niece Lucy Jane WINSTON; and her brother-in-law William BROOKS. One of the witnesses was A. W. HUDDLESTON. Hartwell PATTERSON was a witness for both of these wills. Would like to correspond with anyone also working on this family. Is this Isaac WINSTON the same one who married Nancy BRANDON?
Pat Geary -- 1183 Nelson Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3538
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 08:00:00 EST 1998


I am searching for the ancestors of JOHN NETTLES born in Wilson County, abt 1830.
Submitted on Thu Jan 29 12:44:28 EST 1998


I am trying to determine who the parents are of John W L BRADLEY, born in 1828 and married in Sumner Co in 1848, lived in Wayne and Weakly co and moved to Williamson Co Il between 1860 and 1870. I believe his parents might be Charles and Mary (polly) BRADLEY married 11/28/1825 in Wilson Co Tn and listed in 1830 census. However Charles then disappears. A Mary is listed in the 1840 census that I think might be the same one but the childrens age is not quiet right but that could have been a clerical mistake made by putting the mark in the wrong column.Would appreciate any information on these people.
James Bradley -- 7025 VERANDA NE, ALBUQUERUQE, NM 87110
Submitted on Thu Jan 29 12:34:12 EST 1998


Seeking information on ancestors and descendants of Horatio CANNON of Wilson County who died about 1836. Children mentioned in Will are: Abijah Cannon JONES, Clarecy Cannon REED, Lucy Cannon RATLIFF, John CANNON, Thomas CANNON.
Robert Rudolph
Submitted on Wed Jan 28 15:16:14 EST 1998


I need any info on any OZMENTs in Wilson County in the 1700s and 1800s
Billie Wimberly
Submitted on Sun Jan 25 17:31:50 EST 1998


I am looking for any information on John F. Posey (~1826-1880) or Peggy "Margaret" Clemons Shannon. They were supposedly married 15 December 1846 in Wilson Co.. Margaret Shannon's father may have been Henry Shannon.
James Joyner -- 2001 Oak Creek Rd., Apt. D325, River Ridge, LA 70123
Submitted on Sat Jan 24 18:03:49 EST 1998


Searching for information on Henry CHANDLER and his family who were in Wilson County, TN, in 1800. He may have been born in VA. Are there connections to Matthew CHANDLER who died in Madison County, AL, in 1837 and to Henry C. CHANDLER and/or Luke Randolph CHANDLER?
Carolyn Tamblyn -- 706 Hollon Ave., Auburn, AL 36830
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 22:52:19 EST 1998


Looking for info about Hiram H. PURCELL(1799), NC? m Parnetha (WILLIAMS) were members of the Missionary Baptist church in Auburntown. Sons Francis Marion PURCELL and Hiram girls Lavina, Ella, L.B.? Was first married to "Miss JONES" children Eliza, Henry. Francis Marion PURCELL (1843,Wilson CO-1914) m (July 1,1886) America A. PENUEL(daughter of Frederick and Lucinda JENNINGS)
William Purcell -- 1232 Columbia, Hillsboro, IL 62049
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 22:43:26 EST 1998


Seeking info on parents of James Robert HEARN, b. 1816 in Wilson Co. m. Martha Jane ELLIS, daughter of Robt.H.Ellis & Prudence Ann Belcher, Jan. 30, 1830. James, Martha, & her family, moved to Wayne Co., IL, in 1841. I believe James' parents may have been Edmund & Nancy, brothers Edmund & Samuel, plus other unknown siblings. Would appreciate any information on this family. Thank you.
Pat Hearn Gregory -- Box 414, Norris, TN 37828
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 22:12:49 EST 1998


I would like to locate an individual who lives in the Wilson County area who might like to "hunt down" some gravestones. I would be happy to reimburse them financially. Please respond to Sandy J. Campbell vger53@aol.com Thanks.
Seeking information on families of John S. BOSTICK and Mary Ann CAMPBELL who married ca 1840s in Wilson Co, TN. Parents of Mary: Hugh and Sarah HEARN CAMPBELL. John's parents unknown. Thank you.
Sandy J. Campbell -- Rte 3 Box 113F, Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 19 EST 1998


I am looking for my grandmothers family who I believe came from Wilson Co.. They are William Jackson WOODS, born 1836, in Wilson Co., and his wife, Esther C.WEBB. They were married March 24, 1861 in Monroe Co. TN., and Benjaman Franklin PROCTOR, born 1844, and his wife Elizabeth Elinor BARRETT. William's son, Joseph N. WOODS, married Mary Eidith PROCTOR in Madisionville, app. 1885-89.
Kathryn Metcalf -- 62346 Igo Lane, La Grande, OR 97850
Submitted on Wed Jan 21 18:26:55 EST 1998


I'm looking for information on the SISCO family in general. Crittenden L. Sisco, Thomas E. Sisco and James G. Sisco are buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Crittenden was born in Jackson County circa 1876. Thomas b. Apr. 25, 1899 d. Feb. 1970. James b. Aug. 18, 1911 d. Mar. 26, 1941. I'm trying to find the link between them and my branch of the family. I'm a descendant of Jacob SISCO ca. 1830-1874 Jackson County.
Tom Sisco -- 3817 W. Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051
Submitted on Wed Jan 21 09:18:36 EST 1998


I am looking for information about Isaac WINSTON who died abt 1845 in Wilson County TN. He mrd Nancy BRANDON. Deed books show an Isaac WINSTON as early as 1814 and as late as 1845 in the Falling Creek area. Who were his parents? Isaac and Nancy had the following children: Lucy Jane mrd James LEECH; Isaac N. mrd Mahala HUNT; Elizabeth mrd ? HUNT; Thomas Brandon mrd Arabella COYLE; Joseph William mrd Caledonia LAWLER; William C.; and Mary mrd James L. PRYOR. Isaac was a Methodist minister associated with the church in Cainsville. Is there a cemetery associated with this church?
Pat Geary -- 1183 Nelson Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3538
Submitted on Tue Jan 20 20:19:28 EST 1998


Searching for descendants of Abel HUNT, b. 1783, North Carolina. Married in 1818 to Elizabeth BELL, dau of James BELL, in Wilson Co, Tenn. In Smith Co, Tenn for 1820+ census records. BELL family in Wilson & Smith Cos.
Kenneth Shelton
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 20:30:49 EST 1998


Searching for descendants of James & Obadiah PARIS, brothers, b. 1779-80 & 1778, VA. Families in Smith Co, Tenn late 1810's to 1870+
Kenneth Shelton
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 20:27:19 EST 1998


Snowden HICKMAN (1765-1846) to Wilson Co from Edgecombe Co NC 1804. Children: Wright (1796-1856) m/1817, Sarah TUCKER d/o, Lee & Sarah TUCKER; Lemuel m/1830, Eleanor BLURTON d/o, Edward & Rosa BLURTON; Elizabeth/Betsy m/1815, Thomas TUNE; Snowden Jr (1803-1852) m/1829, Frances NEWMAN, widow of Jacob VAN HOOK, Jr; William; Polly (1806-1834)m/1824, Henry VIVRETT(1803-1856) (Henry m/2, 1834, Sarah JOLLY); Nancy (1808-1845) m/1830, William D. VIVRETT (1806-1839). Snowden Jr & Frances HICKMAN's children: James; Lucy m/1849, Jesse W. ROWLETT; William Caswell left TN in 1857 & located in Hickory Co MO; Dr. Zachariah migrated to Franklin Co IL before 1861; Martha Ann left for IL after the Civil War; Jacob Snowden (1843-1863) died at Petersburg, VA, buried Blandford Cemetery. Anxious to exchange information with descendants.
Betty Hickman Minnick -- 1720 Grandview Avenue, Glendale, CA 91201-1208
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 19:25:36 EST 1998


Am looking for any leads to James Nathanial BROWN who,according to family history was born in Lebanon, Wilson, Co., TN 24 Mar 1826. He migrated to Fulton Co., Ky in 1845.Would appreciate any help.
Joan McAlister-Thompson
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 16:55:15 EST 1998


I am looking for information about Gabriel HIGDON, md to Rebecca DAVIS on 29 April 1810. Any info about parents, family, siblings, etc. Would like "The People of Wilson Co., Tennessee 1800-1899" by Thomas E. Partlow in the Mt. Juliet Library to be checked for the names of Gabriel HIGDON, Rebecca DAVIS, Margaret HOLBROOK, Joseph HIGDON, William L. BAKER, and any other of the same last names. Any index search would be helpful. Let me know if you have any info on this or could search it for me. Email - maycock@vcn.com
Bobbi Maycock
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 01:17:17 EST 1998


I am looking for information on the CLARK family whom I believe to have lived in Smith or Wilson County in the 1700 and 1800s. I have information on a George CLARK, born March 20, 1773. His wife is unknown to me but I believe that her maiden name was ARMSTRONG, born May 2, 1780. They had a daughter, Arra Anna CLARK, who was born October 17, 1811. Arra Anna married Gregory MOORE, born December 15, 1807. One of their children, George Clark MOORE, born April 8, 1832, was my Great Grandfather. I would be most thankful for any information on the Clarks or Armstrongs.
Gordon Clark Moore II -- 1334 N. Meridian St., Brazil, IN 47834
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 21:17:23 EST 1998


Submitted on Sun Jan 18 18:55:54 EST 1998


I am looking for descendents of Shelah and Nancy (Anna) Turner WATERS who died in Wilson Co.; Shelah in 1860 and Nancy in 1827. Their daughter was Elizabeth WATERS; married Ashley NEAL in 1823,and their granddaughter, Nancy NEAL married Robert YOUNG in 1841.
Marjorie Routh
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 17:32:18 EST 1998


Looking for information on John Richard COOK, a Scotsman, who came early to Wilson County from N.C. then moved on to Dickson County, TN. He left COOK descendants in Dickson County. Are there COOKs in Wilson County connected to this Scotsman? Researching WINFORD families that came from N.C. to Tenn. Some families settled in Franklin, Wilson, Shelby and Tipton Counties, TN. Believe all of them are related and possibly came from Rowan County, N.C. Dora M. Whisenant, 18 Whispering Hills Lane, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Dora M. Whisenant
Submitted on Fri Jan 16 00:09:40 EST 1998


Searching for a John Hardaway who had a child named Charles Paris Hardaway. Charles Paris Hardaway was born in 1877 so I would guess that John Hardaway was born in the 1850's. According to son's death certificate his father, John Hardaway, was born in Wilson & Mother, maiden name Hester, was born in Sumner County. Looking for any records for John Hardaway or wife.
Connie Barker
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 21:23:19 EST 1998


I am searching for JOHN MOBBS who married MARY POLLY PUGH in WILSON CO. TN. 17 FEB 1840. I need information regarding the PUGH and the MOBBS families who lived in WILSON CO at about that time. Also, need information concerning JOHN MOBBS who married MARGARET PEGGY PUGH about that same time. MOBBS could be spelled MABS. I am at e-mail Leutze481@aol.com. thank you, ROSELL MOBBS ISAAC
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 18:05:24 EST 1998


James M REESE b.1843 and wife Rachel show up in Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN in 1870, and 1880 census records. There is a Nancy REESE age 40 in 1860 listed as a seamstress, then in 1880, a Nancy age 60 is in the household of James and Rachel. Does anyone know for sure if this is the mother of James? In 1900 census, they were all living together in Nashville. James and Rachel have children:Lena, Nannie,Bessie. I would love to connect with anyone who can give me further insight into this REESE family, prior to this time.
Barbara Brown -- PO Box 148166, Nashville, TN 37214
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 14:44:59 EST 1998


Looking for James PAIN/PAYNE who m. Elizabeth WILLIAMS in Wilson Co. TN 1919. Did he m. #2 Anne CAMPBELL in 1822? Is he same James who is on 1812 Tax List and 1820 Cen. widowed with 1 female child?
Pamela Geisler Smith
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 13:50:04 EST 1998


Looking for more info on John JOHNSON Sr. b. 1778 SC lived Wilson Co.,TN poss by 1820. Ch: Malinda JOHNSON b. 1808 SC m. 1831 to Daniel RATLEDGE in Wilson Co.; John F. JOHNSON jr. b. 1822 TN m. 1844 Nancy NEWCOMB in KY. All mov to Douglas Co.,MO by 1860 census. Share/exchange.
Pamela Geisler Smith -- 9944 S.E. 250th, Gresham, OR 97080-8762
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 13:42:45 EST 1998


Looking for info on Hugh Jackson McCOY and his wife Catherine WILSON. Hugh died in 1818 in WILSON County, TN. Catherine WILSON McCOY married 2nd Enoch STILES in 1819. Hugh MCOY and wife Catherine had children Joseph, Mary, Sarah, Hugh Jr, & Elizabeth. Elizabeth married John DOAK RICHARDS. Was Hugh Jackson McCoy's mother (or mother-in-law) a DOAK? Any help with these names would be greatly appreciated!
Yvonne K. Pitts
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 22:31:44 EST 1998


Looking for RANDOLPH family of Wilson County. John and Mary Ann RANDOLPH had a son Samuel Richard RANDOLPH. Samuel married Mary McCroy. They had a son, Logan RANDOLPH born July 30, 1842. The family migrated north and settled in Pope Co., Illinois.
Kim Randolph
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 15:38:56 EST 1998


I am attempting to locate a cemetery at Flat Rock, Wilson Co., TN. According to information I have, Sarah Carolina HOLLADAY CARLEN d. 22 Jan 1866 and is buried at Flat Rock. Does anyone have information about how I might locate this cemetery? Any assistance appreciated.
Bill Morrow -- 9330 Meaux Drive, Houston, TX 77031
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 11:00:17 EST 1998


Williams-Dobbs-Pamelia Williams b. Dec. 25 1802 maybe Granville Co. NC. Married Loadaway Dobbs in Wilson Co. Tn. 18 Nov. 1834. They then moved to Shawneetown, (Gallatin Co.) Ill; am seeking information on their children and Pamelia Williams Parents. Were they Howell and Frances Williams who moved from Granville Co. NC. in 1820 G. Swider
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 00:06:38 EST 1998


Seeking infomation on the GREEN family that lived in or around Cainsville, TN. ALICE "ALLIE" P. GRREN married EDGAR H ARNOLD 12/24/1894. She was the daughter of B GREEN and MARY SIMPSON. ALLIE and EDGAR had 4 children. ALLIE GREEN died of TB abt. 1907. Would like to exchange infomation on the GREEN and/or SIMPSON lines.
C B Cook -- 30 North Congress St., Newtown, PA 18940-2001
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 22:13:44 EST 1998


I am searching the TEDFORD surname and have located a George TEDFORD and Elizabeth KALBREATH(GALBREADTH) m. 3Feb. 1809 in Wilson Co. Tn. I think these are my GGGgrandparents. Would like any information on them - children, birthplace, etc. I believed they moved to Alabama shortly after marrying. Thanks!! Mary Ann (Tedford) Clark
Mary Ann Clark -- 38 Half Moon Dr., El Paso, TX 79915
Submitted on Sat Jan 10 12:24:38 EST 1998


Looking for information on Alderson or Frances E. West. They were married in Wilson County 25 June 1840. Known child was James E. and possibly another son known as Bill. Thanks. Jamie Gregg Smith, 3205 Mahan Circle, Mesquite, TX 75149
Jamie Gregg Smith
Submitted on Fri Jan 9 21:22:47 EST 1998


I am searching for the ancestors of Ezekial Alexander (b. 1820 in SC?) and Polly Ann Nichols who lived in Lebanon, Tennessee. Their son William Granville Alexander (b. 1843) married Elizabeth Jones -
Jennifer Alexander
Submitted on Fri Jan 9 15:07:27 EST 1998


Joel JENNINGS born 1792 North Carolina, died 1850 Wilson Co. Tn, wife, Cynthia b.1795 N.Carolina, d. 1860,Wilson co. Tn, children were Joshua S. Jennings b.1829 Tn., America b.1837 Tn, Sally b.1834 Tn. Louisa b. 1837 (my great/great grandmother), Sarah Adlade Louisa's dau., Lillie Sarah's dau. b. April,1878 Claiborne Co. TN., Hubert H. Jenniings b. March 1882 Claiborne Co. TN (my grandfather.
Thomas Jennings
Submitted on Thu Jan 8 21:46:45 EST 1998


I am looking for information on Charles Myers who lived in Wilson County around 1800. I believe he migrated from Germany. He had a son named Hiram Myers. Thanks, Bob Myers, Alexandria, LA.
Bob Myers
Submitted on Thu Jan 8 12:20:06 EST 1998


Is anyone familiar with the term "boonshaw" or "bein shaw e" as a reference to a spring or watering hole? There is reference to one here in Wilson Co. near what I believe was the BELL family plot circa 1860's near the present day Gwynn Rd. Thanks
Duncan Cameron
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 21:31:31 EST 1998


Seeking information on the birth and possible marriage of Noah PATE, b ca 1810, in Wilson Co TN. Any help or lead appreciated.
Joel Pate
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 18:15:07 EST 1998


Would like to exchange info on the early, 1810, Webb, Puckett, and Whitlock families . My Webb connection is Daniel son of Edmond, son of John of Halifax Co Va.Daniel mar Polly Gilliam, dau of James and Frances Hopkins of Pr Ed Co VA. Edmond had a bro George, and sister who mar Thomas Whitlock. Daniel had sister Polly who mar Thomas Puckett.
Clarence Lee
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 09:07:38 EST 1998


William ALLEN Rev. War soldier from North Carolina who married Mary LEWIS and was in Wilson (Sumner) County, TN. Is Lewis ALLEN born 1760-1773 their son? Lewis ALLEN married 2nd time to Elizabeth BLACK and had 15 children born between 1790-1825. Daughter Margaret and son Reuben married in Wilson Co. Lewis migrated to Indiana prior to 1817. Does anyone have information on William Allen or Lewis Allen family?
Marilyn JUDD
Submitted on Mon Jan 5 22:42:06 EST 1998


Looking for information concerning Claiborn Whitson, b. 1810 m. Mary Brown, Children Martha J., Almeda T., George W., James H.. Believe George W. Whitson was great-grandfather b. 1848, m. Ellen McLish. If you have any information please contact me.
Jack Whitson
Submitted on Mon Jan 5 00:48:01 EST 1998


Looking for information on Joseph FLETCHER who is listed in the 1860 census record. Married to Mary ? They had 8 children: Lockey, Nancy, John, Thomas, Elizabeth, James, William, and Joseph. James FLETCHER m Missouri ARCHER, and lived in Tenn. They came to TN from VA.
Linda G. Wright -- Box 136697, Ft. Worth, TX 76136
Submitted on Sun Jan 4 23:40:46 EST 1998


WILLIAMS David, b. 1785 in VA. m.STEMBRIDGE NancyTheir children: Nathan, b. 1834, Daniel b. 1837, David T. (This is my gg-grandfather) John b. 1939, Newton b. 1842, Mary b. 1844, William b.1845, Franklin b. 1849 They lived in Lebanon TN. Wilson Co.
Polly King
Submitted on Sun Jan 4 22:51:16 EST 1998


I am searching for the ancestors of Nancy Ann LANE, m. Alfred OZMENT, 21 April 1823 in Davidson Co, TN. Their children were born in Wilson Co, TN: Rachel Caroline, Margaret, William Overton, Robert Shelby, John, Susan Jane Francis, Josephine, and Elizabeth A. OZMENT.
Eleanor Colson
Submitted on Sun Jan 4 18:41:29 EST 1998


I am looking for information on John Drennan born in 1740 in Penn. He died January 19, 1816 in Wilson County, TN. He is buried in Sugg's Creek Cemetery in Wilson County.
Carol Reagan
Submitted on Sun Jan 4 18:17:55 EST 1998


Doing a one-name study on the following names - of whatever spelling: BEASLEY (now have database of close to 18,000 names), CAPLINGER, and FLORENCE. If you have someone with one of these surnames in your line or can refer me to someone who has, please contact me. Always happy to exchange information. Appreciate any information on these families.
Jean W. Stringham -- 5633 W. Paradise Lane, Glendale, AZ 85306
Submitted on Sun Jan 4 13:01:18 EST 1998


Hello, I am Dr. Richard Cantrell and I was raised in Albany, Georgia. I was born in 1954 and my father was James Howard Cantrell. He was born in March 1915 or 1916, probably in Tennessee, his father was Marion CANTRELL. He supposedly was married to a Cherokee Indian, last name FRYE or FRY. As both grandparents passed on prior to my birth and my father spoke little of them except of his Indian heritage, I have little to go on. I know that my Grandparents were married in Tennessee probably at the turn of the century give or take ten years but I don't know the county or anything like that and I know that the Cantrell's came to Tennessee from Georgia or South Carolina. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Richard Cantrell, PhD., NMD.
Submitted on Sat Jan 3 22:58:14 EST 1998


I would appreciate any information of the MEDLIN, OR HARLESS, families of Wilson County between 1790 and the Mid 1800s. I'm looking for proof that a SUSANNAH MEDLIN(MEDLING) was married to a CAPT MEDLIN (JOHN, RICHARD, OWEN, ETC..). SUSNNAH supposedly had the maiden name of HARLESS and was the daughter of HENRY HARLESS... WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED....
Dr. Medlin
Submitted on Sat Jan 3 15:28:37 EST 1998


HUDSON - Seeking info on family and ancestors of Fountain A. HUDSON, b. Dec. 6, 1845, Wilson Co., Tn., d. April, 18, 1901, Crane, Stone Co., Mo. Fountain married Mary Adeline QUALLS, (Dec. 17, 1846 - May 3, 1935) on Feb. 19, 1868 in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo. Their children: Ed, Fred, (twins) Odus, Mary Jane, Etta, Albert, Oliver.
George B. Griffin -- 151 Perry St., Douglas, MA 0 1516-2425
Submitted on Fri Jan 2 11:05:08 EST 1998


Would love to hear from anyone with information regarding a MARY SHAW that married a WILLIAM SHAW in Wilson County on May 21,1819 . This is the only information I have. I thank you in advance.
Tammy Tolbert Hudson -- 11850 153rd Court North, Jupiter, FL 33478
Submitted on Thu Jan 1 23:22:44 EST 1998