Wilson Co., TN Queries

Wilson County Queries September 1998-February 1999


looking for info on a William J. Trotter and Sarah(King) there was supposed to be a place called Trotters' landing in Wilson County and the area is now covered by a TVA lake; any info would help
marvin Trotter -- 321 North Wade, Mexico, MO 65265
Submitted on Sun Feb 28 16:53:11 EST 1999


I am looking for the parents or relatives of Festus H. SANDERS who was born in Wilson Co., TN April 19, 1835. He moved to Illinois before the Civil War. His mother's maiden name may have been HAMILTON.
James Hestand
Submitted on Fri Feb 26 23:43:27 EST 1999


My great-great grandfather was George Michael Dallas PATTON from Wilson Co, TN. He married Eliza Jane HARRISON (believe they called her Jennie). His father was Thomas M. Patton and his mother was Nancy _________(?). I would like information as to what happened to the siblings of George Michael Dallas Patton and also who were theparents of Eliza Jane Harrison and who were her siblings. George Michael Dallas Patton and Eliza Jane Harrison moved to Muhlenberg Co, where they are first censused in l880. He had a brother named Zorro. I do not know what happened to him but he had a son named Alonzowho resided in Central City, Muhlenberg Co., KY. Would like some information on Zorro's children.
Charlene Magan
Submitted on Sat Feb 27 23:40:59 EST 1999


Looking for descendants of Henrieta GOLD b.ca 1832 in TN. m. James SKELTON June 7, 1849 in Wilson Co., TN. James d. 1859 in IL. Children: William b. ca 1850, Elizabeth b. ca 1851 in TN; Wilmuth b. ca 1853 (m. Samuel Berry 9/21/ 1875.); Washington b. ca 1854 in IL; John b. ca. 1855 in IL; Charles b. ca 1859 in IL. Any help appreciated, Bud in TX
Bud Montgomery
Submitted on Thu Feb 25 22:12:06 EST 1999


Seek information on James GRIER, Sr., born NC, marr Agnes CUMMINS in Person Co, NC or their children. CH: Peggy (married Rev. James McDonnold), John M. (marr 1) Rachel Thomas), Samuel, Ezekiel Curry, Nancy P. (marr Enos McKnight), Anna P. (marr Alexander McKnight), Sally, James, Jr.
Frances Trimble
Submitted on Tue Feb 23 17:14:45 EST 1999


Hannah Cheatham b Wilson co. Tenn 10 dec 1810. Wtcheatham@aol.com says Her father Is Samuel Cheatam md Nancy Davis 22 dec 1802 in Mecklenburg Va. Need to know if more family exits and if this is correct. Tnks
Bruce Landreth
Submitted on Tue Feb 23 10:03:49 EST 1999


I see Thomas Hunt listed on 1810-1850 census,believe he's father to my ggg grandmother, Elizabeth (Hunt) Harlow. Looking for any info on him and/or his kin. You know other children/his bros./sisters. Also looking for info on any known Harlow's in Tennessee prior to state- hood(pre 1796). Overton Harlow was in Tenn. Milita during War of 1812, but how did he get there, when did he get there? Seems like he disappeared from Virginia(b.1782) and appeared in the War of 1812. Who where his family (brothers/sisters)?Records show parents both died in Virginia but I find no evidence of either. Woe is me.
Gary Harlow -- 1335 Donaldson #101, San Antonio, TX 78228-4228
Submitted on Mon Feb 22 22:18:54 EST 1999


Elizabeth Corder married William Dillard 15 Jun 1818, Elizabeth Corder married Hugh Parks 1813, Nancy Corder married Daniel Mosley on 3 June 1817, Solomon Corder married Martha Brown 15 feb 1818 and William Corder married Francis Parks in 1814. All of these marriage took place in Wilson Co., Tn. Are these people related and does anyone know who their parents where??
George Corder -- HC 67 Box 178C, Salem, AR 72576
Submitted on Mon Feb 22 19:45:09 EST 1999


SHOECRAFT, Mary Jane, m: Michael Archer, May 8,1844 in Wilson Co. I know they had several children, one was Missouir, my ggmother. Thanks for any information on the SHOECRAFT family.
Linda G. Wright -- P. O. Box 136697, Ft. Worth,, TX 76136
Submitted on Mon Feb 22 19:16:54 EST 1999


I am looking for information on the WILLIAMS in and around the Hunters Point area. David WILLIAMS b. 1783 m. Nancy STEMBRIDGE (I believe her to be his second wife)they lived in the 25th dist. when first coming to Wilson Co. TN. Later I have found that some of his children lived in Hunters Point. I have found WILLIAMS in Wilson Co. but can't tie them to my line. Their son David WILLIAMS b. abt. 1838 m. Adline MADDOX b. 1840 they lived in Hunters Point. His son Wilford T. b. 1866 m. Sept 03, 1885 to Julia HELTON b. Aug,1 1866. And Wilford and Julia's son Davis Travis WILLIAMS b. Jan. 28, 1900 m. Rebecca BREWINGTON. Davis and Rebbecca lived a short time in Wilson co and then moved to Davidson Co. Any information on this line would be just great!
Polly King
Submitted on Mon Feb 22 14:46:42 EST 1999


Seeking anyone researching the surname of STITES. Some first names were: JOHN, DAVID, JOEL, FIRMIN, ISAAC, LEVI... This family was in the Smith/Wilson Cos. area ca. 1812. The family moved to Franklin Co MO sometime after 1812. Any help or leads appreciated.
Ellie Stites Swanger
Submitted on Sun Feb 21 21:37:32 EST 1999


I'm looking for information of the MITCHELL Family from Wilson County particularly William Carroll MITCHELL or W. C. MITCHELL my great-grandfather. 1910 census showed him age 57 & occupation Ice Plant I have no other information as birth,death,place buried. He married Syreenia Carlen 1896. Please any info would be helpful! Thanks
Kelly Mitchell
Submitted on Sun Feb 21 20:27:19 EST 1999


Submitted on Sat Feb 20 22:49:00 EST 1999


I am looking for my Great Uncle John L Moxley. He had a brother, my Grandfather Walter E. Moxley, Sr b. 13 Jan 1915 d. Mar 1975. I believe John L Moxley is originally from Lebanon, Tennessee born to Lula Moxley. Lula's parents were Andrew and Mary Moxley. I believe the brothers were raised in different households and therefore may not have been close. John L. Moxley was last seen in Detroit, Michigan by Walter Moxley and his wife Francis Harvey Moxley.
Nikki K Drew
Submitted on Sat Feb 20 01:29:48 EST 1999


John COMPTON md. Lucinda TRAVILIAN/TRAVILLIAN in Wilson Co 9 JUN 1812. Have found a John Bailey COMPTON named as the son of Charles COMPTON and Margaret GEORGE in Virginia LDS records. Grandpa said they always referred to John as "Bally". The Wilson records hold a will for Charles COMPTON 1827 will book #71 and the 1830 Census record shows a Peggy COMPTON. Can any one shed any light on this.
James S. Ray -- 1116 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL 62960-2314
Submitted on Fri Feb 19 22:33:12 EST 1999

Submission from ndduncan@ecsis.net


Seeking information on family members of
1. William Spencer DUNCAN,Jr. born 1820 in Carthage, Smith Co., TN.
Married Eliza CHAMBERS, 11/7/1844, in Wilson Co. Died 1853 in
Wilson Co.
2. William Alexander DUNCAN (son of 1.), born 12/12/1846 in Wilson
Co. Married Rochet (sp) CUNNINGHAM in 1873 in Wilson Co. Died
8/30/27 in Weakley Co., West Tennessee.
Thanks, David Duncan Dyersburg TN 38024
David Duncan -- 144 Woodside Lane, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Submitted on Fri Feb 19 19:06:41 EST 1999


Interested in MURPHYS and FERRELLS of Middle TN. Descendants of William Green MURPHY and wife Prudence SPURLOCK. Descendants of John MURPHY and Susan ARNET. Also info on any ancestors of these. Info on Charlie FERRELL and wife Martha SULLINS.
Zendel Murphy
Submitted on Thu Feb 18 22:20:58 EST 1999


Will of George BELL of Mero district probated 1818 Wilson County. Executors sons Fielding BELL, John BELL and wife Franky. Also mentioned were son George and a minor Robert JACKSON. Appreciate info, and will exchange same.
Charlie Bell
Submitted on Fri Feb 19 12:24:58 EST 1999


I am researching the ROACH family in Wilson County, TN.- specifically that of John ROACH (died Wilson Co, TN – Sugg’s Creek) one of Wilson County, TN's early settler and wife, Rachel HOPKINS As the offspring are quite numerous, I will list those ancestors with corresponding marriage dates (that I have, all in Wilson County, TN) 08/19/1815 John H. ROACH and Polly KIRKPATRICK
11/23/1820 Elizabeth ROACH and Hugh SMITH (BR> 07/28/1825 Celia ROACH and James M. BROWN
08/13/1825 James P. ROACH and Nellie MCNEELY
12/16/1834 Isaac Johnson ROACH and Caroline MARSHALL
If anyone is working on this particular families I would love to hear from you. - karen
Karen Levin (nee Roach) -- 1855 Bowling Green Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045
Submitted on Wed Feb 17 17:00:54 EST 1999


Looking for information concerning Cliaborn WHITSON, or George W. WHITSON, son of Cliaborn. George married an Ellen McLISH in Wilson County. Early to mid 1800's.
Jack Whitson
Submitted on Tue Feb 16 00:20:47 EST 1999


I am looking for any information that I can get on the surname TRACY. My grandfather was supposed to have been born in Wilson County. His name was Beford Forrest TRACY and we think he was born August 30, 1860 or 1861. I would appreciate any names or anything that might be related to him. Thanks so much.
Linda (Tracy ) Cope
Submitted on Mon Feb 15 19:22:37 EST 1999


Looking for the Elliotts of Wilson or Rutherford County , married into the Lannom family, Ross, Victory, Morgan. I think they may have come from a place called Cherry Valley. Mr. Elliott may have been a traveling minister..
e. buff -- E. BUFF, MARION, NC 28752
Submitted on Sun Feb 14 13:46:09 EST 1999


looking for Richard T. GOLD, son of Josiah & Martha GOLD, b. ca 1828 m. Martha ? in Wilson Co., TN March 10, 1853. Any help appreciated, Bud
Bud Montgomery -- 208 Clearview, Whitehouse, TX 75791
Submitted on Sat Feb 13 20:10:49 EST 1999


Need information on George SMITH who married Elizabeth BARKSDALE. George died Wilson County in 1833, Elizabeth died 1838. Children: Elizabeth, Thomas Jefferson, James M., Samuel B., George Washington, Sarah, Lucy C., Henry F., Martha, William D. Need to know more about their son, George Washington SMITH. Thanks, Betty SHAW
Betty SHAW -- 13355 S.W. 16th Ct. #404, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Submitted on Fri Feb 12 10:14:38 EST 1999


Looking for information on John HAMILTON, said to have been born in Wilson Co. TN in 1795. Since Wilson Co. was part of Sumner until 1799, I am presuming that he was born within the boundaries of present-day Wilson Co. He is said to have married a BABB girl in 1822. His sister Jane HAMILTON married Alsey BABB. I would like to know anything more at all about this family, especially Miss BABB's first name. Can anyone help me?
Christine Adams
Submitted on Fri Feb 12 06:41:24 EST 1999


Looking for information on HORTON surname from Wilson Co., about 1816-1835. Any help on this appreciated. Thanks.
Mar Roddy
Submitted on Wed Feb 10 23:17:23 EST 1999


Submitted on Wed Feb 10 18:56:20 EST 1999


William Alexander DUNCAN, B. 12/12/1846, Wilson Co. TN to William Spencer DUNCAN, Jr. and Eliza CHAMBERS. Married Rochet CUNNINGHAM appx. 1873. She apparently died young in Middle TN. Need information on her place of death and date of death. Also, William Spencer DUNCAN died in 1853 appx in Wilson Co. Need date and place of death. William Alexander DUNCAN married again. Need his second wife's name.
David Duncan -- 144 Woodside Lane, Dyersburg TN 38024, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Submitted on Tue Feb 9 23:07:14 EST 1999


I am trying to find information on Benjamin Drew who appears in the 1820 census of Wilson Co.,Tenn. According to this census he had 8 sons and two daughters. He and wife were in the 45 to over age group. I believe he might have married around 1799, and that possibly he was father of Jonathan Drew b. 1800 in NC and who marr'd in Rutherford Co.,Tn., Jane Martin. Jonathan and wife and family appear in the 1850 census of Bedford Co.,Tenn. This is a real brick wall and I would appreciate any help. Thank you!
Al Gibbs
Submitted on Mon Feb 8 00:13:48 EST 1999


Searching for the parents & siblings of George W. MOORE b. abt. 1846 in Wilson Co.,TN. Married Delila "Lila" HARDAWAY Aug. 11, 1871. They had a son & daughter, Bela "Bee" & Emma. After Delila died abt. 1875 he married her older sister, Sarah C. "Sallie" HARDAWAY on Nov. 19, 1876. They had 2 children, 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. Delila & Sarah's parents were Edmund HARDAWAY & Jane MOORING. Would like to hear from any decendants of the above mentioned people or anyone having info on any of the above.
Jim Moore -- 2260 Zion Road, Columbia, TN 38401
Submitted on Sun Feb 7 17:36:04 EST 1999


Will of George BELL of Mero district was probated 1818. Executors: sons Fielding and John Bell and wife Franky. Robert Jackson also mentioned as minor. Also son George Bell. Fielding sold land in ca 1827 and moved to Bedford County area of which which later became Marshall. Where was Mero district?
Charlie Bell -- Charlie Bell, POB 162, Carrollton, MS 38917
Submitted on Sun Feb 7 12:07:06 EST 1999


My GG G/F, William YOUNG born about 1804 married Martha LUNSFORD born about 1807, daughter of Eaton LUNSFORD, in Wilson County, Tennessee July 20, 1827. They moved to Madison County, Tennessee (now Crockett Co.) and were listed in the 1840 Census, along with along with several former families of Wilson County. I am searching for the names of William's parents and siblings. Does anyone have any information or a clue of any kind? Would appreciate your help.
Louise Evans
Submitted on Sat Feb 6 15:42:37 EST 1999


Jack Coffee Hays b 1818 in Wilson Co TN looking for a sibling Mary Ann who was separated from family when parents died.
Sandy Merrell
Submitted on Sat Feb 6 15:16:28 EST 1999


WILLIAM BRYSON was b.1776 in Rowan Co., NC and came to Wilson Co.TN. It is believed his fathers name was JAMES HOLMES BRYSON. WILLIAM's first wife's surname is unknown but they married abt. 1799 in NC. It is believed he married LYDIA STANLEY abt. 1816. WILLIAM BRYSON's marriages produced nine children all born in Wilson Co., TN. They are SAMUEL b. 1800, GEORGE b.1802, WILLIAM b.1804, JAMES b.1806, JOSEPH b. 1810, ROBERT b.1812, DANIEL b.1814, ANDREW b.1816 and JOHN b.1815. Would like info on any of these folks. Thanks so much.
Billie Bennett
Submitted on Sat Feb 6 14:08:53 EST 1999


Searching for information about Aaron MURPHY b. @1799 d. 1854, wife-Nancy Harrison. Known children's names: William H., Nancy, Durham, Solomon C., Thomas, Robert, Mary, and Wilson T. Sons William H. and Solomon C. relocated to Pope Co., IL.
Sue Murphy
Submitted on Sat Feb 6 11:52:11 EST 1999


Newett DREW 1772-1842 m. Sarah A. MAXWELL c. 1799 in Wilson Co. They had their first 7 children there before moving to AR and northern LA. Newett was the son of Jeremiah DREW and Mary PARKER of Southampton Co. VA. He must have migrated to Wilson Co. with family members, whom I am trying to identify. Sarah was the daughter of Capt. Thomas MAXWELL and Rebecca ? who m. John HAYS in the 1780's. Newett and Sarah Drew's children were: James Cloyd, Thomas Stephenson (third governor of AR), Susannah, Jane Hays, Mary Parker, Rachel Ann, Caroline Sally, Margaret, Richard Maxwell, and Harmon Atkins.
Connee Kroeger -- 2314 Lawrence Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536-4223
Submitted on Wed Feb 3 20:38:44 EST 1999


I am searching for Michael Little born in Tenn. either 1824 or 1827 (different on two census forms). He moved to Scott County, Illinois by 1850. Can anyone help me with this person. I do not know his parents only that he was born in Tenn. According to 1830-1840 Tennessee Census there is a male child the right age in your county with the last name Little. Do you have any Little's who moved to Scott County Illinois or that area?
Judy Little -- 314 N. Franklin St., Troy, IL 62294
Submitted on Mon Feb 1 21:43:24 EST 1999


John Compton md. Lucinda Travillian in Wilson 9 Jun 1812. The family migrated to Pope Co. IL circa 1845. Need info on John's parents. I have extensive data on this family.
James S. Ray
Submitted on Mon Feb 1 21:14:42 EST 1999


Looking for information on parents of Thomas TURNER (b. 1809), twin brother of Stephen Leonidas TURNER. Thomas married Penelope CARTWRIGHT. Who are the parents of Thomas TURNER? Could it be William TURNER (b. 5 May 1775), son of William TURNER (b. 14 Dec 1737)?
Vivian Turner Hurley
Submitted on Mon Feb 1 13:17:43 EST 1999


Need info on Warren Davenport who b-1803 in Wilson Co, Tenn married Susan Whitlock she was b-Halifax Co,Va in 1805 want to know children names? where married? where buried? date of death?
shawneka walters
Submitted on Mon Feb 1 09:03:27 EST 1999


I am looking for the descendants of ANNIE BASS of Watertown, Wilson County, TN. Her name is listed on the 1949 obituary of my great grandmother, RHODA ROBERTS VETETOE, however it does not mention Mr. Bass' first name. If anyone has her in their line, please email me. Siblings were Rhoda Roberts Vetetoe, Lera (or Lena) Pate of Red Boiling Springs, J. P. Roberts and Frank Roberts. Thank you for your help
Angela Holloway
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 18:56:15 EST 1999


I am looking for inf. on a Francis J Perry. Said to be born in Tn. about 1800. Moved to Gibson Co, Tn. about 1825.
Mary Perry
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 09:02:44 EST 1999


Need name of parents of William Henry SHORT born 02-14-1807 and Thomas Jefferson SHORT born 09 1807. Father SHORT served with Andrew Jackson at Battle of New Orleans 12-1814 and 01 1815.
Pauline Short Sawyer -- 720 Morrie Av, Cheyenne, WY 82007-1653
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 03:42:37 EST 1999


I am searching for the graves of Susannah Simms Carruth and Alexander C. Carruth. She died c. 1831 in Wilson Co TN. I am also searching for any descendents of same.
William Gilmore Sim(m)s -- 1015 Bayview Drive, Gallatin , TN 37066
Submitted on Sat Jan 30 22:15:24 EST 1999


I am searching for grave of Isabel Simms McCrea who died c. 1840 in Wilson Co. TN. I do not know her husband's given name nor do I know if he is buried in Wilson County. Thank You.
William Gilmore Sim(m)s -- 1015 Bayview Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066
Submitted on Sat Jan 30 22:09:19 EST 1999


I am searching for descendents of Matthew SIMMS and Elizabeth WILEY who were married in Wilson Co. I am researching the SIMMS name and I will be glad to share any information. Other names involved in descendency are; Bingham, Jackson, Smith, Dillard, Gilmore, Harrison, Dickerson, Andrews, Henderson, Hankins, Shoulders, Vanhooser, Hasty, Miller, Jones, Russell, Sharp, Underwood, Taylor, Davis, Jackson, Tatum, Bentley, Shipp, Graves, Harlan, Woodall, Gardner, Carmichael, Tomlinson and others. Please respond if you have any information. Thank you.
William Gilmore Sim(m)s -- 1015 Bayview Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066
Submitted on Sat Jan 30 21:51:58 EST 1999


Need info on OVERTON HARLOW/ ELIZABETH HUNT. Married in Wilson County, Tennessee, 08-12-1812.
GARY HARLOW -- 1335 Donaldson #101, San Antonio, TX 78228
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 19:59:18 EST 1999


Am searching for information about Aaron MURPHY of Wilson Co TN. He was born circa 1799 in (N) Carolina and died in Wilson Co TN in 1854. His wife was named Nancy HARRISON. They are enumerated in the 1850 US Census for Wilson Co TN with children William, Nancy, Durham, Solomon, Thomas, Robert, Mary, and Wilson T. Appreciate any assistance and will be glad to share info.
Sue Murphy
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 23:08:16 EST 1999


I am researching my grandfather, Carlos Green CLAY, born in Wilson,Co Tennessee in 1860 and farming there until the early 1900's. He married, second time, Margaret A MCKEE, of Murfreesboro. He had a brother John A CLAY, who may have died in Wilson Co, date unknown. He is known to have witnessed a TREVILLIAN family will. The family had strong links to Kentucky, and I am trying to make the connection, if it exists with the Kentucky Clays. He also had a brother or uncle named Mitchell. Any help would be appreciated.
Jaquelin Clay Fisher
Submitted on Sat Jan 30 10:35:36 EST 1999


Looking for father of John BOON(E) b.(1800)married to Elizabeth. 1850 & 1860 Census' for Wilson Cty shows their children: Margaret, James, Thomas C., Analiza, Elinor Cassandria, Susanna, William, Jane Narcissa, Josephine
Jerry Boone -- 5605 Cortez Drive, Granbury, TX 76049
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 17:41:47 EST 1999


Anyone have any info on Zachary Zacharia DILLARD? lived and died in Wilson Co, Tenn in very early 1800s George W MARTIN was executor of estate...
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 12:28:08 EST 1999


I amy looking for information on a JOHN LOW SHELTON and his wife LOCKIE RAGSDALE
CLAUDEAN GRAGG LACKEY -- 2953 Poplar Grove Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506
Submitted on Thu Jan 28 17:04:28 EST 1999


I amy looking for information on a WILLIAM BUFORD SHETON born 23 Sept. 1895 in Wilson Co. Tn. to a JOHN LOW SHELTON and LOCKIE RAGSDALE and died 26 Dec. 1968 in Wilson Co. Tn. He married a ANNIE BENSON born 21 Sept. 1906 in Texas to NELSON BENSON and died 23 Jun. 1939 in Wilson Co. Tn.
CLAUDEAN GRAGG LACKEY -- 2953 Poplar Grove Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506
Submitted on Thu Jan 28 16:59:57 EST 1999


I am seeking information on a LEE LACKEY born 6 September 1886 to a CRIT LACKEY and BELL ? he was married to a BESSIE BROWN born 18 November 1889 any information will be appreciated. Thank you Claudean Gragg Lackey
CLAUDEAN GRAGG LACKEY -- 2953 Poplar Grove Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506
Submitted on Thu Jan 28 16:49:10 EST 1999


I am researching a family named Koonce--particurly a des. of Christopher Koonce named Lenore Koonce born January 11,1807 and married George W.Brown. Lenore was born in Lebanon Wilson County Tenn. My family of Browns ties in with George and Lenore. I am searching for George W.Brown family through Lenore. Any help?
Debbie Childress
Submitted on Thu Jan 28 10:42:28 EST 1999


Looking for any data, such as, city directory that shows where Thomas (TL) COVINGTON lived in Wilson Co., TN from 1898 to 1904. The History of 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment shows he was living in Wilson Co. in 1904. Nashville city directory shows he lived in Nashville 1879 - 1898 and 1905 - 1910.
Bill Covington
Submitted on Tue Jan 26 20:10:22 EST 1999


Looking for any information on the name MOUNT. I know that my ancestors lived in this county but I don't have any other information.Any help would be appreciated.
Roy Mount
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 20:05:54 EST 1999


Searching for info on Algermine or Algenon PEARCY, b. 1796 VA, md. Lucy Suggert LEWIS on Feb. 9, 1822, in Wilson Co., TN. 1840 and 1850 he was living in Rutherford Co., TN. Children: 1. William, b. 1824, 2. Martha, b. 1831, 3. James W., b. 1837, 4. Sherwood, b. 1812, md. Mary Ann LEWIS, 5. Robert R., b. 1822, md. Nancy ?, and John D., b. 1833, md. Sarah ? Son, Sherwood, migrated to Laclede Co., MO. Would like to exchange info with anyone working on this line.
KC Hibbard
Submitted on Sun Jan 24 18:53:13 EST 1999


I am searching for the parents and siblings of HIRAM T. WHITE b. 1817 Wilson Co., md 1845 Mahala Ann Owen b. 1826 Wilson Co. Also, searching for any information on JOHN W. WHITE b. 1786 VA, d. 9/11/1853 in Wilson Co. TN. md 1811 Susannah Bradley d. 1865 Wilson Co. Would like to find any siblings or parents of JOHN W. WHITE.
Linda Holmes White
Submitted on Sun Jan 24 23:45:23 EST 1999


The Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church is looking for the grave of Rev. Stanford Guthrie BURNEY(1814-1893) and his wife, Susan GRAY BURNEY. They died in Wilson County, TN. Thank you for your help. Susan Knight Gore Archivist Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church 1978 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 www.cumberland.org/hfcpc/
Susan Knight Gore -- 1978 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 15:22:54 EST 1999


James MARTIN mar. Mary Eason, daughter of Alexander & Amelia EASON on 15 March 1825 in Wilson Co. TN. One son of this marriage.. Joseph MARTIN b. 18 Dec 1825 he mar. Caroline Chambless 21 Feb 1848 in Wilson County, TN James married (2) Harriet HAGERTY 10 Nov. 1830. They had children. Lafyette, Mary, Lucy, James, John, Harriet, and Madeline. Joseph and Caroline MARTIN moved to McKinny Co TX about 1890. any help on these families appreciated....
Betty Vaughn
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 16:01:10 EST 1999


Looking for ancestors and information about Edmund Eakes, 1806-?.
Bob Lowrance
Submitted on Thu Jan 21 22:34:33 EST 1999


Would like information on Henry THOMAS, who is listed in the 1820 census of Wilson Co, TN. Is he the same Henry THOMAS, who is listed in the 1830 census of Morgan Co, AL?
Dan Franklin -- 4003 Tallwood, Killeen, TX 76542
Submitted on Thu Jan 21 21:40:28 EST 1999


Searching for parents of Sarah Jane TARPLEY, b.21 Jun 1842 in Wilson County, TN. m. George Washington LEWIS 10 Feb 1865, d. 13 Jul 1891 in Dallas County, TX. I'm not sure of the date and place of birth. She attended school in or near Statesville.
Darrel Behrens
Submitted on Wed Jan 20 22:40:07 EST 1999


PROFFER, Andrew. b.1825 Wilson Co., TN. PROFFER, Mary C. b. 2 Nov. 1851 Wilson Co., TN. Father - Andrew PROFFER, Spouse - Thomas M. SWINDELL.
Richard M. Proffer -- 1521 Cahoon Street, Ogden, UT 84401
Submitted on Tue Jan 19 10:46:26 EST 1999


Researching Clara PENNEY (b. ca 1780 N.C.) , possible widow of James PENNEY. Clara d. Wilson Co., Tenn. after 1860. Was she Clara RICE of Wake Co., N.C. Did she have a son Alexander PENNEY?
Philo LUND
Submitted on Tue Jan 19 01:19:35 EST 1999


Drewery EDWARDS Born Oct. 13, 1818. He married Lucy Stoker Sept.30, 1841. They had 8 children, Robert Nathaniel, Mary Diana, James Howard, Huldah Jane, William Stoker, John Bradford, Malesa Ann, Sara Elizabeth. Drewery was born in Wilson Co. He moved to Carroll Co. in 1840. Looking for Drewery's (Drury) parents. Willing to share information.
Trudy Manus
Submitted on Mon Jan 18 22:29:05 EST 1999


MAYFIELD, Berry lived somewhere in Wilson Co. Tennessee. I have no dates on him. I am sure from legend that he had 3 wives. One daughter by the lst wife: Mary Adelina married Noah HOOTEN November 30, l832 in Orange Co. Ind. 3 children by 2nd wife: LEmillly L. B l4 March l820 married John B. LOMAX on Feb. 20, l840---Elvira B l9 Feb l82l and married Thomas HUNT Nov. 4, l84l Orange Co. Ind----Albert B 25 June, l822 married Margaret APPLE l8 June, l848 The first 2 wives died and he married the 3rd then he died and she remarried and the step parents took them to Indiana and finished raising them. Any info would be much appreciated. Carolyn Flint cflint@k-inc.com
Carolyn Flint -- l047 East 800 South, Kingman, IN 47952
Submitted on Mon Jan 18 11:11:00 EST 1999


HUBBARD - OWEN Looking for parents and any connections to Pleasant HUBBARD b. about 1815 in Tn. Married 1st16 Nov 1835 Wilson Co. Locky OWEN b. about 1818 in Tn. Pleasant m. 2nd Phebe OWEN in 1855. Phebe is daughter of Stephen and Mary BATES OWEN. Pleasant and Locky were listed next to Josiah and Ritten BRYAN OWEN. Josiah was brother to above Stephen and I believe that my Locky may be a daughter of Josiah. In 1840 an estate sale of Reuben Hubbard included Pleasant Hubbard, Stephen and Josiah Owen. Is Reuben the father of Pleasant? Also mentioned in estate sale is Richard PEMBERTON. I have two Reuben's - one being born before 1775 according to census records of Wilson Co and then the other b. about 1812 - this Reuben m. Frances PEMBERTON in 1837. The HUBBARD were in Wilson Co., Tn as early as the 1820 census. The OWEN's were from Halifax Co., Va and I can provide additional info on them to anyone interested. Pleasant Hubbard moved to Webster Co., Ky where his son Gideon was living between 1870-80 but
Heather Hart-Clark
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 21:54:35 EST 1999


Looking for info on Zachariah Hawkins m. Charlette Ogelsby Jul 17, 1818 in Darlington Co. SC. His Son, Robert m. Mary GOLD, dau. Josiah & Martha EVERETT GOLD in Wilson Co., TN. .Robert & Mary migrated to Southern IL.. Zacharias d. Jan. 1, 1841 at home in Smith Co. TN Any help appreciated, Bud
Bud Montgomery -- 208 Clearview, Whitehouse, TX 75791
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 21:41:54 EST 1999


I am trying to find more information on Joseph Wesley BREWER and Emaline Elizabeth LANHAM who were married Jan. 7, 1843. They had 8 children. At least one child was born in Wilson County. His name was James Albert BREWER. Any information on Joseph and Emaline would be appreciated.
Teresa Loftin
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 18:33:56 EST 1999


I am looking for descendants of Benjamin HARRISON, b. 1814, d. after 1866. Married Sarah LANNOM Nov 6, 1839, daugh. of John and Catherine LANNOM. Children of Benjamin and Sarah; Thomas Jarrett, b. 1843, Wm. Henry, b. 1840, Joseph, b. 1847, Nancy Caledonia, b. 1850, Sarah, b.1854 and Emma, b. 1859. All three sons served in the 7th TN Infantry Regt. CSA. Wm Henry was killed at Gettysburg. Family history has Benjamin owning land along Hurricane Creek. I am also interested in finding Benjamin and Sarah's place of burial.
Allen P. Harrison
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 17:54:40 EST 1999


Hi, I'm looking for information on a Joe (Jo) D. Williams who was born in Tenn. He married a Presilla Wood on Feb 6 1878... He was born on June 7 1857 and she was born November 11, 1860 in Tenn. They were married in Wilson County on 6 Feb 1878. Please help me find who his or Presilla Woods parents are. Thanks Ken Spence at KLSPENCE,COM
Ken Spence -- 400 E. Leslie St, Hamilton, TX 76531
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 16:02:32 EST 1999


Looking for Henry GILLIAM md Fanny Shaw on July 28, 1827 in Wilson Co.,TN.
Odell Shaw
Submitted on Fri Jan 15 12:23:36 EST 1999


Jesse CLARK, son of Darias CLARK & Sara ? b 1826 in Tn (County unkn), md Melvina COUCH 1847, possibly daughter of Timothy COUCH & ? b 1832 Tn. Darias CLARK b Feb 1794 in NC md Sara ? abt 1821. Their children were: Sarah Sallie CLARK, Darias CLARK, Jesse CLARK, Christopher Columbus CLARK, James P. CLARK. Darias CLARK was son of Burgess CLARK & Rhoda MORRIS. Burgess CLARK was Revolutionary War Soldier who was born in Goochland Co., Va in 1763. Burgess had a brother, William CLARK.
Diane Anderson
Submitted on Wed Jan 13 12:58:42 EST 1999


I am trying to find the history of a house/estate in Wilson County that I was told had at one time been the KIRKPATRICK home, I knew it as BELLE ISLE on Cario Bend Road. I would love to know something about the house it is a childhood memory. Is it still standing, are there any pictures available? Any help would sure be appreciated. Thank you.
Anita Barron -- 5006 Meta Drive, Nashville, TN 37211-5718
Submitted on Wed Jan 13 02:07:20 EST 1999


I am researching for any information on my GGGrandmother Elizabeth Minerva HARRINGTON, b 2-11-1832, Wilson Co, TN, m 3-23-1853, Wilson Co., William James "Will" DONNELL b 1-9-1833, Wilson Co., TN removed to Williamson Co., Texas sometime after 1853.They had the following children: Mary Jane, Martha Emma, Missouri Ann (my GGrandmother), Lenora Alice, William Henry Parsons, Isabell, Charles Edward, Frances Edna and Clara Elizabeth. Any information will be appreciated.
Jimmy Townsend
Submitted on Tue Jan 12 22:07:44 EST 1999


JOHN ROSE or J W ROSE, born Wilson Co 02-15 1860 or 1861, son of John Rose and Sally Halpaign Rose - any information would be of great help in our search for my husband's great grand father's family
Barbara Rose -- 1910 mello court, tracy, CA 95376
Submitted on Mon Jan 11 23:05:21 EST 1999


John W Murphy , Henry Clay Dodd, J T Youngblood
Submitted on Sun Jan 10 18:57:39 EST 1999


Seeking info on William HATCHER and Catherine PAYNE. William died in Wilson Co. and Catherine moved to Butler Co., Ky with her son and dau-in-law, Robert P. HATCHER and Nancy Rebecca Ferrell. There were several children in the William HATCHER family while in Wilson Co.
L. Deweese
Submitted on Sun Jan 10 18:44:26 EST 1999


I am seeking information about William ROACH. He married Ann SPARROW on September 15, 1814 in Wilson County. They lived in the area of Sugg's Creek. I would like to learn the names of their parents, siblings and children. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!
Lee Cate -- 717 Woodlawn, Union City,, TN 38261
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 22:12:34 EST 1999


If you are a descendant of one of the following BEVELS, or have knowledge of this BEVELS family, please e-mail me at jpdanek@aol.com ... Who were their parents? grandparents? children? burial places? lived which counties?, etc.? Eliphus Green BEVELS, b Apr 1861, d Sep 1932, Dellrose, Lincoln Co TN wed Elizabeth HOLT in 1896; George N. BEVELS, b Feb 1865, d Mar 1904; Mary Susan BEVELS, b May 1867, d Oct 1946 wed James W. BEVELS (lived in Giles Co TN) Buried at Bee Spring Cemetery, Giles Co TN; William Alford BEVELS, b 14 Nov 1870, d.22 Nov 1870; Louisinda Jane (perhaps "Jennie") BEVELS, b Jan 1872, d ? wed ? SORRELLS; Thomas Benjamin (perhaps "Benson") BEVELS, b May 1875, d ?; Ida Caldonia BEVELS, b Feb 1876, d March 1939 wed Oscar E. STEWART in 1894 in Lincoln Co TN; Edward Neal BEVELS, b Aug 1879, d Jan 1904; Roy Franklin Bevels, b July 1883, d Nov 1963 (lived in Thatch, Alabama); Bessie Lee BEVELS b Aug 1886, d Dec 1972 wed Arthur T. STEWART in 1907 in Lincoln Co TN
Joy Danek
Submitted on Fri Jan 8 18:35:39 EST 1999


I'm looking for information about my great, great grandfather, Edward Richards VANCE (12/3/1817-3/28/1904), Wilson Co., TN. His first wife was Mary Caroline BREVARD with whom he had 3 sons - Zebulon Brevard, Joseph Thomas and James Hall, and 2 daughters - Eliza Ann Pursley and Sarah Caroline Phillips. His second wife was Drucilla Bonner HEARN with whom he had 5 sons - William Albert, Samuel Daniel, Isham Richards, Edward Lee (my great grandfather), and John Rufus and 3 daughters - Levisa Ione Young, Novella Bonner Vance, and Alice Vance Thompson. We believe there is some relationship to the Zebulon VANCE who was governor of NC but can't quite make the connection. I would really appreciate any information I can get about the ancestry of Edward Richards Vance. My father believes he came to Wilson Co. from Cannon Co., TN.
Betty Vance Bennett -- P. O. 42, Burkeville, VA 23922
Submitted on Thu Jan 7 23:12:44 EST 1999


My email address has changed I am looking for info on a William Henry CHANDLER b. 1825/27 TN married a Matilda GRAVES 29 Dec 1855 Wilson Co Tn
Cajun Blue
Submitted on Thu Jan 7 16:48:06 EST 1999


Searching for info on Amos WILLIAMS b 1790; married Sarah/Sally LEECH/LEACH in Wilson Co. 1810. Appeared in Madison Co., TN by 1821/22. Died Madison Co. 1857. Sarah had sister Martha that married Reuben RIDER...she appeared in 1850 census with them in Madison Co. Who were parents of Amos & Sally??? Any siblings??
Doris Radcliffe
Submitted on Wed Jan 6 17:09:59 EST 1999


I am searching for descendants of Nathaniel and Anne BURDINE from Culpeper County, Virginia around 1800. Their possible son is Thomas BURDINE found in the 1830 Census of Wilson County who is listed as 30 to 40 years old with one male 5 to 10 years old one male 20 to 30 years and one female 40 to 50 years old. I am writing a book on the history of Burdines and would like to include these descendants. Thank you Carol Ann
Carol Ann Burdine -- 2040 USHwy#12 E, Ethel, WA 98542
Submitted on Mon Jan 4 17:17:30 EST 1999


I'm looking for any information on Mansfield MASSEY. Mansfield, Garrett, and Jane MASSEY, lived in Wilson Co.TN. I know the spouses of Jane and Garrett, but I'm looking for Mansfield MASSEY's (1) wife, I believe he married her there in Wilson Co., but I haven't been able to find it. I would appreciate any help in finding who and when , Mansfield MASSEY married. He was married to his (2) wife in Benton Co. TN, in 1850 to Elender Bright. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it. Thank-you.
Betty (Massey) Hickerson
Submitted on Mon Jan 4 11:06:49 EST 1999


Could anyone help me find the parents of Abraham JACKSON m. Nancy HAGER in 1825 in Davidson co. He was born in either Davidson Co or Wilson Co. abt. 1800. She is the daughter of George Hager & Mary (Thompson)HAGER. Nancy was born in Wilson Co. Would be interested in finding Parents or siblings of both.
Jo Unruh
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 17:29:18 EST 1999


Alvin Cole and Ethel Cole both died in Wilson County and are buried in the Lebanon Cemetery. I need to find their birth and death dates. They had 3 children, Frankie Cole Adams, James Donald Cole, and Carl Cole. Please help. Jim Neill in Oregon neillliberal@onlinemac.com
James Neill
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 14:06:22 EST 1999


Researching my COMER connection to the LEA family. Reuben P. COMER came to Wilson Co. abt 1816 with a Benjamin LEA. Benjamin could have come from Person or Caswell Cos.,NC. Who was Benjamin's father? Who do the other LEAS in Wilson Co. descend from? Also looking for descendants of Daniel RICHMOND & Isaac VAN HOOK. Both married COMERS in Caswell Co.,NC. A Daniel RICHMOND deeded land to my Reuben COMER in Wilson Co. in 1819. Was he the same Daniel RICHMOND from Caswell?
Dixie Young
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 12:35:56 EST 1999


Looking for any information on Edward Huston ROBINSON and Sarah Lucinda WILLIAMS who I believe were born and raised in Wilson County, Tennessee. They married in Illinois in 1867 and lived the rest of their lives in Illinois.
Jan Venti
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 21:20:05 EST 1999


Brothers David and John MARSHALL came to Wilson Co TN c. 1800. Both born Virginia, probably Campbell Co. David m. Rebecca COCKE 23 Dec 1787 Campbell Co Va. John m. Patience MANN 29 June 1789 Campbell Co Va. Have ancestors but not descendants. HLonsdale@aol.com
H. Lonsdale
Submitted on Thu Dec 31 15:57:14 EST 1998


Looking for marriage record of William SMITH and Lydia ?? around 1830's. Looking for parents of Joseph Wesley BREWER B/abt 1830's he married Elizabeth Lannon in Wilson Cnty. Looking for info on John B, James c. and Elzie BOND B/1830'S IN Cumberland Co. Ky.
lois ringham
Submitted on Wed Dec 30 21:12:44 EST 1998


Hello, I am trying to locate any info about my Ggrandparents...GEORGE CUMMIN(G)S AND MINDIE(nickname?)COLE. They had a son named John who ran away from home at an early age and came to MS. He was my grandfather. He would never talk of his family in TN. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Nyoka
Nyoka Smith
Submitted on Wed Dec 30 20:21:11 EST 1998


Submitted on Wed Dec 30 19:06:40 EST 1998


Am researching William BURGE Sr.,b.abt.1760, d.Oct 1830 Dinwiddie Co., VA, marr.22 Dec 1785 to Rebecca Hall; Thomas Peterson BURGE b.1790 VA, d.9 Feb 1870 Muhlenburg Co., KY, marr.26 Feb 1817 to Eliza A. PALMER b.1802 VA, d.1881 Wilson Co., TN; John Wesley BURGE b.Apr 1839 Wilson Co., TN, d.15 Nov 1902 McKinney, Collin Co., TX, marr. Julia A.(?) b.Oct 1837 VA, d.1914 McKinney, Collin Co., TX; John Wesley BURGE Jr b.1872 KY, d.1944 McKinney, Collin Co., TX, marr.17 Mar 1890 to Lizzie McFelea; William Thomas BURGE b.23 Aug 1891 McKinney, Collin Co., TX, d.22 Sept 1967 Dundee, Archer Co., TX, marr.27 Nov 1912 McKinney, Collin Co., TX to Lucy Emma TAYLOR b.1 Sept 1894 McKinney, Collin Co., TX, d.11 Nov 1982 Electra, Wichita Co., TX. Will gladly exchange info on these families.
Fred Downs
Submitted on Wed Dec 30 17:48:37 EST 1998


Tarver SPRADLEY married Susan Showers in Wilson Co. 1808. Interested in any SPRADLEY families.Tracing the line from before 1735 to present day. Trying to find out if and how Tarver SPRADLEY was related to Bryant SPRADLEY born in Kershaw Dist.Camden.SC in 1735.
Submitted on Tue Dec 29 21:20:19 EST 1998


Looking for information on the parents of William Alfred COWELL who was born around 1869 in we think Lebanon, TN. Believe the father's name was James and the mother's Nancy, but don't know for sure.
Roger Dixon
Submitted on Tue Dec 29 18:08:29 EST 1998


John BRADBERRY married Barshaba GOLSTON 2 Nov 1817 in Wilson Co., TN. Bondsman Thomas Arrington. There is a John on the 1840 Census but by 1850 Barshaba BRADBERRY 50 (f) VA - is head of the household. Those in here household: Nancy 22; Andrew 8; Isena (sp?) (f)17; Mary 15; and Dicy 13. All born TN. I know tht Dicy married J W BIRDSONG in Panola Co., TX 1 Sept 1859 and then N J ROGERS of Panola Co., Tx ca 1865. By 1880 Barshaba BRADBERRY is head-of-household in Johnson Co., TX living with A J BRADBERRY (probbly her son Andrew) b ca 1830 TN. There is a Mary Ann BRADBERRY 14 years of age in the home. In 1890 NJ and Dicy BRADBERRY Rogers file a proof of heirship that this Mary E is only child of Daniel R BRADBURY and that he is deceased. Need info on the BRADBURY / BRADBERRY and GOLSTON / GOLDSTON families of Wilson County, TN.
Barbara L Kirkland
Submitted on Tue Dec 29 16:11:14 EST 1998


Need information on parents of Isaac Smith born 1810 Tenn..married Sarah Jane Neal in 1832, Wilson county. Need any data on these two people's parents. They are the parents of my Grt Granmother, Martha Jane Smith who married Jacob E. Moore at Wilson Corners,Tenn. in 1858. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Submitted on Tue Dec 29 11:21:42 EST 1998


Do you have Wilson County will book #7-29. Will of Gershom HUNT 1839
Patricia Rouleau
Submitted on Tue Dec 29 00:12:37 EST 1998


Looking for any information on the JONES, and WINSTON families that were in Wilson county. Jesse JONES married Mary WINSTON Sept 28, 1833 in Wilson CO and Samuel JONES married Lucy WINSTON Jan 31, 1824 in Wilson County also. I believe they came from Buckingham County Virgina and were headed to Madison/Limeston/Franklin Counties AL. Any infor greatly appreciated.
Thomas Almquist -- 801 Via Sierra Nevada, Riverside, CA 92507
Submitted on Thu Dec 24 20:34:57 EST 1998


Searching for information on the Rogers of Wilson Co., TN. Specifically, looking for Henry Rogers who had a daughter, Mary who married George Washington Lane in Wilson Co. in the 1840s. Mary would have been born before 1820.
Lori Layne Gonzales
Submitted on Thu Dec 24 17:18:14 EST 1998


Searching for the parents of Alcey F. Carr, married to James C. Williford on 24 Jan 1838 in Wilson Co. TN. Alcey born 28 Dec 1817 in Sumner Co. TN.
Linda Emry
Submitted on Mon Dec 21 22:46:43 EST 1998


I would like to correspond with anyone whose ancestor(s) served in the 38th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Army of Tennessee, Confederate States Army, during the War. Of special interest are those who served in Co.H from Wilson county. Two from my SHANNON line served in this unit, and I am hopeful of hearing from those who may have letters, diaries, reports, etc. in which this unit and anything pertaining to it is mentioned. Nothing is too trivial!
Jim Shannon -- 121 Castle Drive, Waco, TX 76710
Submitted on Mon Dec 21 17:02:13 EST 1998


Researching John A Bridges born 13 Sep 1801, possibly Loudon Co, VA. He and his wife Esther had at least one son born in Wilson Co in 1832.They later moved to Marion Co, TN. We are seeking his ancestors and siblings. Their sons were named Geo W, Joel H and William M, daughters: Rebecca Ann, Martha Jane, Mary Elizabeth, Malinda C, Sarah D, & Esther.
Charles Austin
Submitted on Mon Dec 21 15:35:27 EST 1998


TALLY- Need any information on parents or siblings of Winefred Tally, born January 25, 1799. I believe she had brothers by the names of John and William born around 1800. She married John Cravens March 7, 1829 in Davidson County, Tn.
Gary Cooper
Submitted on Sat Dec 19 22:08:26 EST 1998


Seeking information on my G-G-Grandfather, Rev. Felix JOHNSON, D.D. born 1803, Wilson County, Tennessee. Married Lucinda McCORD, I know not where, & ended up for a time in Lauderdale County, Alabama, later in Carroll County, Tennessee as a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, & last in Texas.
Hampton Young
Submitted on Sat Dec 19 15:51:58 EST 1998


Carroll Lewis buried in Tennessee believed to have been born in Virginia in 1812 married Hannah Adams in Tennessee. Fahter or grand-father was supposedly Col. Samuel Lewis of Virginia. Carroll died in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1865. Hannah Adams Lewis died in 1876 in Wison County, Tennessee.The town they lived in was Statesville.
Michael G. Lewis -- Michael G. Lewis 4048 Alabama St. apt. 6, San Diego , CA 92104
Submitted on Fri Dec 18 17:14:24 EST 1998


Where is Enon College; is it in Wilson County? CARSON/HAGGARD/CAPLENER/WOOD - Looking for fellow family researchers with information to share on the ancestors and descendents of JAMES S. CARSON (b. 13 Sep 1807, Roane County, TN, d. 20 June 1896). His wife was POLLY HAGGARD (b. c1816, KY). Their known children were: DAVID WOODSON CARSON (b. 28 Jun 1836, m. LAURA J. CAPLENER, d. 31 May 1911), JAMES F. CARSON (b. c1839), PANDORA CARSON (b. c1841), BUFORD A. CARSON (b. c1842), SIDNEY W. CARSON (b. c 1844), MORNING ANNE CARSON (b. 3 Feb 1846, Clark County, KY, m. JOSIAH FLEMING WOOD, 3 Feb 1870, Smith County, TN, d. 3 Jan 1943, Nashville, TN), LOUIS F. CARSON (b. c1848) and WILLIAM W. CARSON (b. c1850)
Submitted on Wed Dec 16 00:36:51 EST 1998


John FORBIS/Elizabeth Wiley from N.C. to Wilson Cty. cir. 1800/10, John d. 1819. Son Arthur FORBIS d. 1849 Wilson Cty. Sons/dghtrs inter-married with the WILEYS/DOUGLAS/CARRUTH/ORGAN FAMILIES of Wilson Cty. Seeking any info. on these families. Will be happy to share data. Wes
Wesley L. Forbis -- 116 Lakeside, Goodlettsville, , TN 37072
Submitted on Tue Dec 15 15:18:02 EST 1998


Looking for info on Merritt GIVENS, born about 1810 in N. C. and is in Tenn. by 1840s. There is a Merrit Givens on the 1840 Cannon County census and a Merritt Givens on the 1850 Tenn census which is probably the same person. Also looking for info on Andrew William Weatherly b. in N.C. in 1811 and married Asenath Nicolas Sims in Wilson County Tenn.
Lytle Givens
Submitted on Tue Dec 15 14:16:11 EST 1998


Seeking information on Lenard CLARK (b ca 1781 Halifax Co VA). His father may have been Joseph CLARK (b ca 1745 Halifax Co VA). Lenard CLARK and his wife, Anna Unknown, had 13 children, including: James Riley CLARK (1806 VA), Thomas Anderson CLARK (1811 VA), John Lawson CLARK (1814 VA), Alfred Pierce CLARK (1819 TN), Byrd Lewis CLARK (1824 Smith Co TN), Wiley CLARK (1831 TN), Robert CLARK (1832 TN). The family was in Smith County by 1820, was in Wilson Co in 1840. Some of the family moved from Wilson Co TN to Osage Co MO prior to 1850, including the above John Lawson CLARK, who married Lydia WARD in 1832. Lydia WARD's parents: John Anthony WARD and Lydia VINCENT.
Janis Walker GIlmore
Submitted on Tue Dec 15 07:25:57 EST 1998


I'm Looking for any info on My grandfather James Jordon EDDINS who lived around the Mt. Juliet area. His mother was Julia MCWIRTER Eddins but I do not know his father.
Jimbo Eddins
Submitted on Sun Dec 13 23:00:10 EST 1998


Does the Williamson Graveyard, which was south of Nashville Pike, near Green Hill, continue to exist? It supposedly contained the remains of Rev. War veteran John Williamson. If so, where is it?
Mike Willliamson -- 5472 S. Castlebay Dr., Springfield, MO 65809
Submitted on Sat Dec 12 19:43:27 EST 1998


Researching KING, WARD, CUMMINGS, & PATTERSON families of Wilson Co. James KING (1818-1907) was born in VA, came to Wilson Co. abt 1845. In 1848, he married Elizabeth (Betsy Ann) WARD, dau. of James WARD & Elizabeth. Hiriam King (1851-1887), married in 1873 to Sarah Elvira (Sallie) CUMMINGS. She was a dau. of William C. CUMMINGS and Susan PATTERSON CUMMINGS. William (b. ca 1824 - d. ca 1903). Susan (b. ca 1832 - d. 1865-70). I believe her parents were Lewis PATTERSON and wife, Martha WARD. Does anyone have information about ancestors of James KING, Elizabeth WARD, William CUMMINGS, and Susan PATTERSON?
Joan Wells Pruett -- 1312 Crestfield Drive, Nashville, TN 38211-6889
Submitted on Fri Dec 11 11:00:51 EST 1998


Walker, Samuel, born in 1789 in NC, m. Agnes Bradford, daughter of Booker Bradford and Fannie Mann, possibly in Wilson Co. Their sons Bird, Samuel Claud, Thomas, Wm Madison, Frances & Anna were likely all born there.
S Cameron
Submitted on Thu Dec 10 21:44:09 EST 1998


My husband Wilburn Ray Adams would like to find more about his grandparents. Bill Adams and Frankye Cole Adams are his parents. I think his grandfather Adams was from Texas.
Peggy Adams -- 3011 Sparta Pike, Lebanon, TN 37090-5126
Submitted on Sun Dec 6 07:34:42 EST 1998


MARTHA (PATSY) PUCKETT MARRIED DAVID ARNOLD IN AUG 1829 - I would like to know more about the marriage and their children on the two people listed above...they were married in Wilson County on Aug. 27th 1829...
Debbie Murray
Submitted on Sat Dec 5 13:13:24 EST 1998


I am looking for the parents and siblings of Grover Cleveland MASON born sept 27, 1880 in Wilson Co, Tenn possibly Weir, Tenn. His father was a D.E. MASON only have initials and no dates for him. Grover also went by G.C. MASON. would appriciate any information on this family.
Patricia Cooper -- 3119 Harvard Pl., Collinsville, IL 62234
Submitted on Thu Dec 3 20:29:40 EST 1998


Looking for information on the parents of George Martin Robinson b.7/6/1853 d. 4/13/1920 married to Lou Minnie Phillips b. 3/13/1866 d. 4/7/1944. Lou Minnie was the daughter of Thomas Phillips and Henrietta Henderson Phillips. They lived in Norene and Watertown area.
Hugh Seivers
Submitted on Fri Dec 4 12:08:43 EST 1998


I am looking for the parents and sibblings of Grover Cleveland MASON born sept 27, 1880 in Wilson Co, Tenn possably Weir, Tenn. His father was a D.E. MASON only have initial's and no dates for him. Grover also went by G.C. MASON. would appriciate any information on this family.
Patricia Cooper -- 3119 Harvard Pl., Collinsville, IL 62234
Submitted on Thu Dec 3 20:29:40 EST 1998


Searching for information on JOHN HARRIS. Know he had a son named OBADIAH born in 1815. Any help appreciated.
Rita Bryan
Submitted on Thu Dec 3 12:20:31 EST 1998


Submitted on Tue Dec 1 23:29:53 EST 1998


Looking for the parents of Lee Hampton Moore, b.11/30/1866 d. 4/14/1936 married to Maggie Gibson, b.6/20/1872 d. 12/5/1956. They lived in or around Lebanon and it is believed that parents were from the Watertown and Norene areas.
Hugh Seivers
Submitted on Tue Dec 1 10:53:22 EST 1998


Looking for father of James GRIER, b 1770 Orange Co, NC; m Agnes Cummins, Person Co, NC, 1790, d Wilson Co ca 1836. Mother of James is Ann MOTHERAL, widow who removed to Sumner Co & died there. Margaret, daughter of James, m Rev. James McDonnold, moved to TX 1838. Peggy's sibs are John M., Samuel, Anna P.(m Alexander McKnight), Curry, Sally M., Nancy P., James, Jr.
Frances Trimble -- 6603 Preston Trail, Houston, TX 77069
Submitted on Mon Nov 30 11:30:20 EST 1998


A branch of our family moved to Tennessee following the Civil War, they were from Prince Edward County Virginia. All we have is a letter from an Edward Hughes, son of William Hughes. He has a return address of Wilson County, Tennesse. The following is a direct line, more can be seen at http://www.hughesfamilies.com/mkhughes/. Simon Hughes and Betsy C. Hughes had the following child. WILLIAM A. Hughes birth date unknown. WILLIAM A. Hughes had the following child: EDWARD L (Possibly H) Hughes Sincerely, Mike Hughes
Mike Hughes
Submitted on Sun Nov 29 23:39:47 EST 1998


I'm searching for a marriage record for Austin/Augustine WILLIS to Arilla DYCHE, 15 Dec 1837. This information is from "The Willises of Virginia" by Maud Potter and "The Gideon Macon of Virginia" genealogy. Neither give sources nor locations. I have traced other Willis family members to this area. Can anyone out there help, please?
Polly Willis Gingold
Submitted on Sun Nov 29 21:34:36 EST 1998


I seek anything on the following BARRs: James (wife: Elizabeth Greenfield), William Greenfield (and wife), Isaac Patton (and wife) and what is the "callsign" for Alabama for me to be able to contact Alabama?
David F. Barr
Submitted on Sat Nov 28 22:27:41 EST 1998


Looking for info on John WOOD possibly born in Wilson Co. between 1790-1795. His son Hamlet R. was born about 1810 in Wilson Co. Hamlet's wife's name Mary. Hamlet could have been born in Warren Co. Hamlet and Mary lived in Warren Co. for many years.
Francine Reynolds
Submitted on Fri Nov 27 22:26:56 EST 1998


I am trying to find my ancestors: My father Talmadge Bryant was born in Lebanon, TN in 1896, He left there at the age of 13 and moved to WV, His date of birth was 12-25-1896. His mothers name was Mary and he had a sister named Roberta, this is all the information that I have. My father was an African American. His widow is still living at the age of 90.
Mary Walker
Submitted on Tue Nov 24 20:35:32 EST 1998


Could someone with access to an 1860 census of Wilson County please look up the reference to G.A. BEAUMONT age 21 in WI-175-333 and please let me know his first name, with whom he is living and where he was born as I wish to see if was one of the BEAUMONTs of Montgomery County, TN. He could have been born in England, Canada, VA or TN if from that family. I am an Australian and so I find it difficult to look at your census myself. Thank you.
Sue Eggins
Submitted on Tue Nov 24 02:23:44 EST 1998


Searching for parentage of John W. PEYTON, b. before 1755. Apptd. trustee Wilson Co Court 23 Dec 1799. He m. Frances KELLEY, dau. Rev. War vet Dennis Kelley, abt 1800 Wilson Co. John was pioneer bef 1805 in Round Lick Creek. Taxpayer Spring Creek. Trustee Methodist Church South 1826. This church became the Leeville Methodist Church.
Harold Davey -- 205 Yoakum Pky. 1711, Alexandria, VA 22304
Submitted on Mon Nov 23 12:24:34 EST 1998


Ransom KING migrated to Wilson CO. by 1805 from Montgomery Co. NC. Court records in Chester Co. SC indicate that he had married Jensey CLIFTON WILLIAMS the widow of William WILLIAMS by 1814. In 1816, he married Abigail "Addy" TUCKER ROGERS, the daughter of George TUCKER and the widow of Elisha ROGERS, in Wilson Co. I would like to correspond with anyone researching these families.
Roger O. Willingham -- 67 S. Wulff St., Cary, IL 60013-2525
Submitted on Sat Nov 21 13:15:38 EST 1998


I'm looking for info on Wm. Lindsay MARTIN b:1842 or 1845 in Wilson Co. TN. Had brother Tom MARTIN (Date unknown), father:____MARTIN mother: Amanda BOMAR (dates unknown). Wm. Lindsay enlisted in Company "H" 38th Tenn. Regiment during it's organization in Sept. 1861 in Wilson Co. I have hit a block wall on this one. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
Ron Martin -- 2600 E. Mullan Ave. Sp 173, Post Falls, ID 83854
Submitted on Fri Nov 20 22:14:01 EST 1998


Looking for info on William PERSON and Daniel CLIFTON who were chain carriers on survey crew in middle and west Tennessee in 1820's & 1830's.
Dorothy Cox
Submitted on Fri Nov 20 22:09:55 EST 1998


Looking for information on Vaughn in Wilson Co., TN from 1790 to 1835 or sometime there about....Jerome, James, and William. James married Maria Martin in about 1828 after her death and the death of Jerome and his wife the boys James and William moved on into AL and then MS any info would be appreciated.....
Barbara Lee
Submitted on Fri Nov 20 16:26:34 EST 1998


SUSAN WINN, STEPHEN WHITSON: Looking for any information on the family of SUSAN WINN. She married STEPHEN WHITSON about 1833. Moved to Parke County, IN, then on the Marion and Jefferson County, Illinois. They are my gg grandparents.
Ron Eagan
Submitted on Fri Nov 20 01:06:16 EST 1998


Trying to find the parents of Elijah H. JENNINGS, b. 1812/1813. Married Elizabeth WILLIAMS in Wilson Co., 1837. Div. M. Margaret Malissa TUCKER in 1844. Soon after moved to Illinois. Appreciate any help with any of these.
Deloris J. Harrod -- 312 S. Glenwood, Springfield, IL 62704
Submitted on Thu Nov 19 23:02:57 EST 1998


Edward BRUCE married Elenore BURNS in Wilson co TN ca 1807. Who are their parents?
Talma Klaassen -- Talma Klaassen , Whitewater, KS 67154
Submitted on Wed Nov 18 20:02:35 EST 1998


COWGUR, COWGER: Researching descendants and ancestors of Asa Knighter COWGUR who was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, about 1806. Larry D. GRIFFIN, Bishop House, 518 East Court Street, Dyersburg,Tennessee 38024-4714. Phone: 901-287-9126
Larry D. Griffin
Submitted on Wed Nov 18 22:28:47 EST 1998


Looking for place of birth for Aaron ADAMSON, son of Simon ADAMSON and Susannah HOPKINS, born 1809, possibly Wilson Co., TN; Looking for parents of Simon ADAMSON born ca. 1780, married Susannah HOPKINS 22 Feb 1809 in Wilson Co. TN; Susannah HOPKINS born 1786 in NC, died ca. 1855 in Harrison Co., IN.
Ursula B. ADAMSON -- 2380 Arlington Road, COLUMBUS, MI 48063
Submitted on Thu Nov 19 00:32:36 EST 1998


Looking for info on children of Edward LAWRENCE & Delilah WOODWARD. Edward b.June 16, 1785 Va. married Delilah Feb 21, 1810 Wilson Co. Also need parents of Deliah WOODWARD b.May 12, 1791. Both Edward & Delilah died in Smith Co.
Bonnie Gagnon -- P.O. Box 601, Cashmere, WA 98815
Submitted on Tue Nov 17 00:36:52 EST 1998


I am looking for my ggg-grandparents from Wilson County. David WILLIAMS was b. ca.1783 in VA he married on 10-04-1837 to Nancy STEMBRIDGE b. 1802. their ch:are, Nathan 1834, Daniel 1837, David T. 1838, John 1839, Newton J. 1834, Mary 1844, William 184?, Franklin 1849. Next Generation is David m. Adilene MADDOX B. 1840 D. Sept.04,1926 their ch. are; Sarah F.1862, William 1895, Wilford T. 1866, Elizah S. 1868, Mary D. 1870, Isham 1873, Nancy 1876, James L. 1879, Newton 1882. Next Generation is, Wilford WILLIAMS b. 1866 m. Julia HELTON b. Aug. 11,1866 their ch. are: Lillard (Peddler) Reese, John, Sam 1896 d.1975, George Aug.1889, Clopia b. March 1886, Billa b. Sept 1887, Addie b. June 1889, Davis Travis Jan 28,1900 m. Rebecca Jane BREWINGTON b. Sept 7, 1907 d. July 21, 1958. Any information will be appreciated.
Polly King
Submitted on Mon Nov 16 20:30:51 EST 1998


Looking for any information on the Moses ODOM who was in Wilson Co., TN as early as 1806. He owned 150 acres and was a member of Captain Crawley's Company. Was he the son Moses mentioned in James Odom's will in Sumner Co. in 1829?
P. Colella
Submitted on Mon Nov 16 16:42:00 EST 1998


We have been told that the "Drs. Allison were early prominent settlers in Wilson Cty". We are hoping that our John Allison, Sr. (1760-1838) might be one of those Allisons. He and his family were in Washington Cty. by the late 1700's. He was married to Elizabeth Davis and then Isabella Adams.
Lydia Allison
Submitted on Mon Nov 16 14:06:02 EST 1998


I am searching Aaron Sherron/Shearin and John Lane famlies. Will exchange with other searchers.
Mike Padgett
Submitted on Sun Nov 15 17:44:32 EST 1998


Seeking descendants of John THOMAS and Martha BLACKWOOD. Migrated from Shenandoah Co., VA ca. bef. 1815 to Wilson Co., TN. John's brother(s) settled in Rutherford Co., TN around the same time, as did Martha's brother, James BLACKWOOD. It's probable that the families remained in contact for some time after migration from VA. In the 1840 US Census for Wilson Co., on p. 231, is a Blackwood THOMAS. I believe him to be a son of John and Martha. I've found no other record of him. On p. 236 of the same census is a John THOMAS. Is this John, the father of Blackwood and the husband of Martha? Willing to exchange info on THOMAS and BLACKWOOD families. TIA.
Karon Bosze
Submitted on Sun Nov 15 15:00:39 EST 1998


Looking for information on the JARRELL family, including at least Fountain, William, Edmund and James, who were in Wilson County in the 1800-1810 time period. Married into the DILL family.
Barbara Jensen
Submitted on Sat Nov 14 20:36:33 EST 1998

WILSON 1790-1820

I would like to correspond with anyone researching any of the WILSON families in Wilson Co, TN in the time frame of 1790-1820. I am trying to sort out the various families in an effort to connect Caty WILSON b. abt 1790 who married Hugh McCOY 1806 Wilson Co. Associated names may be STILES, CAMPBELL, HICKS, RICHARDS
Jaquae Smith
Submitted on Sat Nov 14 17:31:48 EST 1998


I am searching for information on Thankful Climer that married Henry Summers in Wilson County in 1834.
Joan Irvin
Submitted on Fri Nov 13 02:21:58 EST 1998


Beginning a search for ancestors and info on Robert Hill, Esq, married to Louisa HARRISON, around 1845, Wilson County, and relationship to General Ambrose P. Hill of Civil War. Robert HILL Esq was born in Virginia and his son was John M. Hill. I have info from John M. Hill. Also searching for Cherokee relationship in family of Robt Hill; Louisa Harrison or William C. Reeves, born 1825 and his wife Melicia Jones, born 1832, Alabama. Also Dr. Robert Morgan, born 1835 in Tennn and married to Elizabeth Locke born 1842. Thank you.
Dolores Hill-Meermans -- 20 Marie Court, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Submitted on Tue Nov 10 23:56:47 EST 1998


Richard M. HUNT and Susan E. MATTHEWS of Gibson Co., TN, were married Sep 24, 1844 in Wilson Co., TN. Who are their parents? Their daughter, Nancy A. HUNT, b. Sep 1859, in Gibson Co., TN, married 1875 in Gibson Co., TN, James W. (Tobe) WILSON, b. Jul 1857 in Gibson Co., TN, the son of John (Harve) WILSON and his wife Senah GRADDY.
Charles & Susan Wilson -- P. O. Box 16602, Arlington, VA 22215-1602
Submitted on Tue Nov 10 09:46:38 EST 1998


Looking for parents of James WILSON, b. 1810 in VA and Benjamin F. WILSON, b. 1811 in VA. James Wilson was in TN by 1830, when he married Cynthia (Syntha) BYRN in Wilson Co., TN. Cynthia (Syntha) BYRN was born in TN (probably Wilson Co., TN), daughter of James BYRN and Rebecca WORD. James and Cynthia WILSON/WILLSON were in Obion Co., TN in 1850, and Gibson Co., TN in 1860, living adjacent to Benjamin F. Wilson, also from VA. James WILSON and Benjamin WILSON may be the sons of Benjamin WILSON, who had died in 1831 in Wilson Co., TN, when Elizabeth WILSON was named the guardian of the minor children of Benjamin WILSON. James WILSON was not listed among his minor children, but James WILSON would not have been a minor in 1831.
Charles & Susan Wilson -- P. O. Box 16602, Arlington, VA 22215-1602
Submitted on Tue Nov 10 09:41:26 EST 1998


I am looking for information concerning the family of James Carroll "Jimmy C." JONES who was born 6 March 1843. He married Elizabeth F. "Babe" OWEN, the daughter of Christopher OWEN and Permelia BRYSON. She was born 28 December 1842. This couple married at her father's house in Wilson Co. on 13 September 1864. Any information concerning Jimmy C. JONES, his siblings and/or parents would really be appreciated. This family also lived in Dekalb and Cannon Counties. I would love to share my information concerning this family with other researchers.
Jim W. Kelly -- 408 Perry Martin Road, Woodburn, KY 42170


Any information about Norman P. SHANNON and William R. SHANNON, both of whom served in Co. H. 38th Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army. Also, John A. SHANNON, who may also have served from Wilson County.
Jim Shannon
Submitted on Mon Nov 9 16:36:31 EST 1998


Looking for information about Jesse George who married Selma Liedtke. Jesse was born in Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee. His parents were John and Artis(?) George. Any information would be helpful.
Kari Gile
Submitted on Sun Nov 8 01:52:53 EST 1998


Looking for information or descendants of Joseph THOMPSON that married Letha PULLEY-26 January 1810 in Rutherford Co, TN & may have moved to Wilson Co,TN. Joseph & Letha show on 1820 Wilson Co, TN census.
Lowell Sullivan -- 1303 Bois D'Arc St, Weatherford, TX 76086
Submitted on Sun Nov 8 00:37:11 EST 1998


I am looking for a Family by the name of THOMAS (TOMMY) BARRETT. They were in Wilson Co. in the yrs, 1969 to 1988, He use to work for Wilson Co. Rock Co. at one time, APPRECIATE ANYTHING AT ALL ON THIS FAMILY. Thanks A lot. Arthur L. Wright
Arthur L. Wright -- 23 Winter St. Apt. C-1, Topsham, ME 04086
Submitted on Sat Nov 7 11:50:09 EST 1998


I am looking for the children of Robert GOODMAN, Jr. and Martha RICHARDSON. They were married on 20 Feb 1820 in Wilson County, TN. I am also looking for a family of MCQUARRY that may have had a daughter named Sarah born about 1837. Did either of these families, GOODMAN's or MCQUARRY's, move to Indiana?
Linda Benson
Submitted on Thu Nov 5 23:27:39 EST 1998


Looking for info on; Robert Hatton HENDERSON, m-Elizabeth Jane MALONE. One son (maybe more) John Bernice HENDERSON, b-March 12, 1886 in Wilson County, Tn.
Submitted on Wed Nov 4 14:53:10 EST 1998


I am searching for Wilson COPELAND and Marilla RHEA. I know they were married in Wilson County, June 17, 1829. The marriage information on the web shows the last name to be spelled Coapland. They lived in Tennessee--county/ies unknown. However, the first several children were born in Tennessee and Kentucky before moving to Texas where they setteled. Does any one know of this family?
Karen Higgins -- 1302 Oxford Way, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Submitted on Wed Nov 4 13:49:14 EST 1998


Looking for information about the family of Harvey Donald OWEN, born 11/24/1870 in Lebanon, TN, died 10/3/1906 in OK Territory. His siblings were Claud OWEN, born 8/20/1881, died 1971. Myrtle OWEN, died after 1951. Claud was a Dean at Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA for years. I don't know the parents' names but I have a letter from Myrtle OWEN to my grandmother in which she said her father was born in Wythville, Va about 1830. The family house burned down and they moved to TN with a 2-wheel cart carrying their belongings.
Dana Christian
Submitted on Tue Nov 3 11:53:11 EST 1998


Am seeking info on a Thomas A. RUTLAND married to Mary FRANKLIN. He was the father of W.W. RUTLAND and an Arthur Craig RUTLAND. In 1882 Mary died 2 mo. after childbirth of A.G. RUTLAND Thomas took WW. and left AG with a relative in Bagwell, Texas. AG was adopted by that family, the WC CARPENTERS and his wife Eliz MOORE who was a relative to Mary Franklin. How I don't know. His name was changed to Robt Lee CARPENTER . Thomas returned to Tenn. and took WW. with him. He remarried a Alice Honeycutt. Anyone with any info, it would be much appreciated. Other 1/2 bros. and sis were Lilliard Bryan, Nantie, Murphy, Brook Rutland. Thomas is buried in Huntsville, Ala. Thank you. jacque johnson
jacque johnson -- 2819 W. Beechwood, Fresno, CA 93711
Submitted on Mon Nov 2 22:20:47 EST 1998


I'm seeking information on my g-grandfather, John H.MORRIS and my G-grandmother, Martha N.DONNELL. They were married 3 sept.1856 in Marshall County, TN. I have been unable to locate them from this time until they show up on the 1870 census for Obion County,TN. John H. MORRIS was born around 1836 and Martha DONNELL was born around 1838. They may have lived for a time in Wilson County. I will appreciate any information anyone may be able to give me.
William R. Morris -- 1619 Landry Dr., Baker, LA 70714
Submitted on Mon Nov 2 17:45:57 EST 1998


Seeking information (parents of and marriage record c1790 of) William bc1760's dc1840sMO and Sarah (?) HOWARD b1776 "place unknown" d1852MO. 12 known children born TN: William bc1791 d AR?, Jane Howard (Wood)bc1796 d1865MO, Charles bc1799 d AR?, Richard Carrick b1802 Lebanon,TN d1835MO; Isham b1803 d MO?, Jefferson, Polly (Anderson), Leroy bc1811 d1835MO, Sally (Conners) bc1814, Hamilton C. b1812 d MO or AR?, Hiram b1815 d1865KS, Susannah b1818 d1852MO. All thought to have moved to Cole/Cooper Co., MO by 1820-30, and most (Jane?) married there. Names "sound like Virginia Howard names". William Jr, Charles, Hamilton C. went onto Arkansas late 1820's-1840's, Hiram to Kansas in 1855. Eager to hear from you. Ann L. Howard, San Francisco, CA
Ann L. Howard
Submitted on Sun Nov 1 02:23:22 EST 1998


THIS IS A GREAT SITE!!! George W MARTIN married Patsy DILLARD 1809; could she also have been called Martha?? Who was George W MARTIN and where did he go? Who was Patsy's father?
John Brown
Submitted on Sat Oct 31 20:18:48 EST 1998


Searching for any information on Martin Owen or Zina Hollingsworth who were married in 1835 in Wilson Cty, Tn. I think Martin was related to Anthony Owen and probably to John Owen who could have been his father according to the 1830 census. Any help at all??? Lois Willett
Lois Owens Willett
Submitted on Sat Oct 31 10:48:07 EST 1998


I am attempting to locate information regarding my great great grandmother. Her name was Mariah SANDUSKY/SANDUSKEY/SANDERS. She reportedly married a James HANKLA/HENCKLEY/HENCKLY in Wilson Co. in the 1860's. I previously posted this but the email address was incorrect. Anyone previously responding please send again to the correct email Thank you
Ransom Daly -- 16650 Pine Forest, Houston, TX 77084
Submitted on Sat Oct 31 10:18:10 EST 1998


Looking for any information on the Blue Springs Baptist Church in Viola. I know there were several POFF's that attended there (most of the ones I have found are ladies, Tena, Nancy, Maryan). The only male I found I believe to be my GGG Grandfather James Riley POFF. If anyone can assist I would appreciate any information.
Kevin Poff -- 206 Hideaway Trail, Franklin, TN 37069
Submitted on Thu Oct 29 00:36:02 EST 1998


Charles Burgess b abt 1824, wife Elizabeth Hudson b abt 1826, she lived at Ablemarle co,Va and married Feb 1845. Her consent & dowery by Mary Hudson, his consent by William Burgess. 1850 - 1880 They lived at Lebanon, Wilson co, Tennessee. Census shows his profession as merchant/tailor. children Willie Burgess married Dr. Porter, Emma Burgess mar Lincoln co, Tn postmaster William Douthat, Tolbert Burgess and Joeseph Burgess one of these sons mar to Williams, Samuel Burgess b abt 1857 d. May 1926 Nantucket, Ma.
Annette (Burgess)Price -- PO box 7006, Ruidoso, NM 88355-7006
Submitted on Wed Oct 28 13:14:22 EST 1998


I am interested in any information on the Crutcher famly as it relates to my line, I have a grandmother born in Wilson County in 1858, Sinah Virginia CRUTCHER. Willing to share with like minded individual.
Michael Duncan
Submitted on Tue Oct 27 19:16:43 EST 1998


Seeking Joel MASSEY. In Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN in 11 Aug 1816 when his son, William SMITH MASSEY was born. A daughter Mary Ann MASSEY was born 1822, same place. His wife's name, Elizabeth (possibly SMITH), died 1839. He remarried 1840, Mary Ann (BLAKE) ALLEN (widow of John J. ALLEN). In 1850 census, this family was listed in Holmes Co. MS as: #851 MASSEY, Joel Age 51 SC /
MASSEY, Mary Age 44 TN /
ALLEN, Martha Age 16 TN /
BLAKE, Mary Age 38 GA /
ALLEN, Elizabeth Age 12 TN /
MASSEY, Ben Age 9 MS /
MASSEY, Sarah C. Age 8 MS /
MASSEY, Mary Age 4 MS.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Betty Bowman
Submitted on Tue Oct 27 16:54:57 EST 1998


I am looking for James BELCHER and Biatha or Bertha EPPERSON BELCHER who lived in Wilson County, Tennessee in the 1830s. They had a son, John W. BELCHER, born March 10, 1836, who married Tabitha, surname unknown. I am looking for any information on these families or the BELCHER or EPPERSON parents, siblings, etc. Also Tabitha's maiden name. Any info you might have is very welcome and much appreciated!
Kari J. Smith-Boyer -- 504 E. Tyler, Morton, IL 61550-1660
Submitted on Mon Oct 26 22:24:21 EST 1998


I am looking for any information on the WINN family in wilson county. Any information would be appreciated.
collin winn
Submitted on Mon Oct 26 19:44:21 EST 1998


Can you help me with several persons with the Booth / Boothe surname??The given names are Samuel, Robert, Lamuel, John S., David, Abel (or a variation of the spelling), Sally, Martha W. Thanks for any information you may send Jonnie
Jonnie Damman
Submitted on Sun Oct 25 14:39:11 EST 1998


I am trying to find the father of Carroll Lewis or John Lewis who is his supposed father in Smith or Wilson counties. Carroll Lewis married Hannah Adams. He died in 1865 in Wilson county Tennessee. They had a store and lived by a small town by the name of Statesville. Thank you.
Kyle Humphrey
Submitted on Sun Oct 25 12:26:13 EST 1998


Looking for ancestors or descendants of William B. GILL b.abt 1795, lived in Wilson Co.,TN in 1850 Census,daughter Elizabeth M. GILL m George A. ESTES 7/31/1844 in Wilson Co., TN
Bob Ogden
Submitted on Sun Oct 25 09:44:56 EST 1998


Looking for any ancestor info on Ezekial R CURRY b Oct 1848 and Mary OSBORNE b April 1857. Thanks.
Rich Lane
Submitted on Sat Oct 24 14:59:55 EDT 1998


I'm trying to locate information relating to the birth, death,marriage etc. of Judith (McDonald) Lansden. The unconfirmed information I have is that Judith McDonald and James King Lansden both of Wilson County were married in Wilson County August 7, 1823.James King Lansden was a Cumberland Pres. Preacher and they had two children born in Wilson County Susannah A. Born 2/9/1825;Thomas Young, born 6/7/1827 and moved to Jackson county and had three more children before Judith died between 1837 and 1845. Any information on Judith (McDonald) Lansden will be greatly appreciated.
Carl Lansden -- 5726 Marlin Road , Franklin Building Suite 500, Chattanooga,, TN 37411
Submitted on Sat Oct 24 09:12:16 EDT 1998


The following individuals married into the CHARLES BLALOCK family of Wilson County in the 19th century: Patsey TUCKER, Mary Jane TATUM, Irene BELL, Patsey CHAPPLE, Benjamin POSEY, Herman DILL, and William COOPER. Would be interested in information about any of these people.
Jessie Blalock
Submitted on Fri Oct 23 16:33:08 EDT 1998


Have much data on HANKINS of Wilson County, but need to coordinate with other reearchers to fine tune data. My GGG Grandfather was Arthur HANKINS, brother to Richard, Samuel, John, Jr. and William. Arthur's homestead was East of Shop Springs. Richard's was at Tucker's Crossroads. If you'd like to exchange data, contact me please.
Chuck Hankins
Submitted on Fri Oct 23 01:37:44 EDT 1998


Sarah WHITEHEAD, born 1802-3 Mena Tenn. married Nathan MIDGET, Had daughter Delilah Jane born June 20, 1846. 1840 Arkansas census, 1850 back in Tenn. in Wilson Co. married Richard Samuel BADGETT 1865 Lebanon Wilson Co. Tenn. Buried in Midgett Cemetery in Fordtran Texas. It is understanding that the WHITEHEADS are Cherokee, the MIDGET OR MIDGETTS came off of Cape Hatteras NC.
Lonna Ayres
Submitted on Tue Oct 20 22:06:04 EDT 1998


HORN - From 1807 to 1828 there were fourteen marriages of the surname Horn to other people in Wilson County. Is anyone researching these Horns? I am specifically interested in Howel Horn. Any information about these Horns would be appreciated.
Raymond Savage
Submitted on Tue Oct 20 16:07:20 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Alexander and Jonathan Winn.Jonathan had a son James M. born Feb. 5 1841 in Wilson Co. Tenn.
EdnaFranklin -- P.O. Box 55, Tilden, IL 62292
Submitted on Mon Oct 19 13:25:16 EDT 1998


Joined Confederacy Wilson County, TN. Entry in TN State Library, Southern claims Commission -Tennessee: Part 2 (C-F) CHEEK, Issac Wilson Barred
Need any info. Thnx
Richard Drew -- P.O. Box 33309, Riverside, MO 64168-3309
Submitted on Sun Oct 18 22:11:33 EDT 1998


I'm interested in any information relating to my GR-GR-Grandfather, Allen BARGER And Joseph BULLOCK my Gr-Gr-Gr-Grandfather. Allen BARGER married Nancy BULLOCK between 1830-35. If anyone has any information on either of the BARGERS OR BULLOCKS please let me hear from you. Thanks! Carl Barger, Superintendent of the Warren Public Schools, Warren, Arkansas.
Carl Barger -- 315 East Cedar, Warren, AR 71671
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 23:55:47 EDT 1998


Wish to find husband, descendants of Rachel (ANDERSON) WATTS, sister of Peter ANDERSON (d. in Franklin Co., TN) and named in the will of their father Auricus [Erikus] ANDERSON in Wilson Co., TN in 1811. Rachel was born in the 1760s in Ft. Christina [Wilmington], New Castle Co., DE. The ANDERSON and related families including SPRINGERs, STALCUPs, and BRIMBERRYs immigrated to Orange Co., NC by 1768 and were in western VA by 1780s/1790s, then on to TN by early 1800s.
Lucy Barron
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 15:47:02 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Hiram Morris. His wife's name was Harriett Hart. He was born in 1812, place unknown, and died in 1901 in Cannon Co. He came to Cannon Co. in 1830. Have been told he came from Paint Rock, Ala. His mother came to Cannon Co. soon after him. She married John Anderson. Have been told her name was Nancy Montz. Any information appreciated.
Anthony Morris
Submitted on Fri Oct 16 09:43:32 EDT 1998


I am looking for information on Mattie ARCHIE, born approx. 1872 in Wilson Co. I believe her mother's name is Emmaline Roarke. Her father may be Will Archie. She married William "Will" Wesley Jarrett and had ten children. I was told by family members that she was either part or full blooded Cherokee. Any information on this lady or her family members would be apprectiated.
Joyce Jones
Submitted on Wed Oct 14 20:18:23 EDT 1998


Seek info on family of Charles T. HARRIS of Wilson Co., TN, son of Edward HARRIS, father of Margaret Amanda and Mary F. HARRIS. Who were Charles' and Edward's wives? Who were their other children? Did Charles migrate to Henry Co., TN? Was this Edward HARRIS a Revolutionary war soldier on the NC continental line?
Submitted on Tue Oct 13 14:13:36 EDT 1998


I am trying to find the winn family they were in wilson county at the start of the civil war if anyone has anything on this family would you please let me know
collin winn -- 3542 butternut dr. apt.a, loveland, CO 80538
Submitted on Tue Oct 13 11:12:58 EDT 1998


I would like to communicate with anyone researching the CARTER family of Middle Tennessee. Specifically, I am researching the family of Benjamin and Nancy Carter (b. 1835). They had the following children: Leroy (b. 1862). Elisha (b. 1866), Charlotte (b. 1868), Benjamin R. (b. 1871), Martha (b. 1872), Sarah (b. 1875), Mary, and Joseph. I know only that at the time of Martha's death in 1938, Joseph resided in Lebanon, Tennessee and Mary resided in Buffalo Valley, TN and was married to Wilburn C. Maddux. Mary and Wilburn had four children, Elisha, Willie, B., and Birdie Mae Maddux.
Simone Cummings -- 116B Purefoy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Submitted on Mon Oct 12 14:17:28 EDT 1998


I am looking for any info on Jacob( Jake) JENNINGS, Anything, his parents, his siblings. He is our brick wall. He was married to Nancy ROBINSON/ROBERTSON. Please see my cousins homepage at http://www.familytreemaker.com then go to Bill JENNINGS home page. I tried to give link, but must not be working tonight. If you write me I will give link. Please feel free to contact myself or my cousin Any Help At All
Florence Williams Cornwell -- 15 Briar Street Apt. # 22, Glenn Ellyn, IL 60137
Submitted on Tue Oct 6 03:05:41 EDT 1998


Pleasant T. HUBBARD b. abt 1815 in Tn m. Locky OWEN 16 Nov 1835 in Wilson Co., Tn m. 2nd Phebe S. OWEN d/o Stephen W. and Mary BATES OWEN. Other HUBBARD'S in area were Reuben, Clark, William, Wiley and John. Any one researching this name, please contact me.
Heather Hart-Clark -- 3304 Saratoga Drive, Evansville, IN 47715
Submitted on Sun Oct 4 17:05:33 EDT 1998


I am seeking info on William N. JOHNSON and Temperance (Tempie) Ann Pilant, who were married on Sep 29, 1840 in Wilson County TN. They later moved to Hot Spring Co., Arkansas. I will share what I have.
Don Johnson -- 58 Sherrill Road, Little Rock, AR 72202
Submitted on Sun Oct 4 13:05:15 EDT 1998


I am seeking any infromation concerning the SNELL family. I am particularly interested in information in Stephen SNELL. Also Wiley Bell SNELL and his father James SNELL (b. Orange Co, NC) (my records show a James SNELL recieving a land grant in Wilson Co,TN Dec 19, 1812) and Roger SNELL and his wife Sarah Thompson (d. 23 Jan 1849 - Bedford Co,TN) I have collected a lot of information on the SNELL family & would be happy to share.
Mary Grace Walker -- 941 Great Falls Circle, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Submitted on Fri Oct 2 15:45:50 EDT 1998


Simon ADAMSON married Louisa Jane JENNINGS abt1855.
William ADAMSON married Sarah HATHAWAY abt 1835.
Simeon ADAMSON married Sarah COX.
Moses MCMILLEN married Lucinda GARRISON abt 1839.
John MCMILLEN married Demaris BLEDSOE abt 1820. Parents were Moses Bledsoe and Ukn HOVEY.
Contact with anyone who has a connection appreciated.
Mike JOHNSON -- PO BOX 36, MEEKER, OK 74855
Submitted on Fri Oct 2 14:25:31 EDT 1998


Ancestors of Randolph Hall MORRISS, Born 14 March 1832, Wilson Co, TN Father believed to have been Peterson MORRISS, born 1805 in North Carolina
Philip J Morriss -- 5412 North Vine, North Little Rock, AR 72116
Submitted on Thu Oct 1 19:38:07 EDT 1998


There is a SPENCER BEAVERS on a will of a THOMAS BEAVERS IN 1804 Wilson Co., TN. Can anyone tell me if Spencer is the son of Thomas? Thanks.
Odessa Isbell
Submitted on Thu Oct 1 21:40:58 EDT 1998


Searching for any connection to the Wilson Co, TN BRIDGES family living there around 1800-1820. In particular; John A BRIDGES, born 1801, married Esther (?).
Charles Austin
Submitted on Thu Oct 1 12:55:13 EDT 1998


I am searching descendants of CORNELIUS JOYNER who came to Henderson Co. from Wilson County between 1820 and 1830. Children include William Drewry, Micajah, Eli Homer and unknown others possible daughters Frankey Joyner married to RICHARD PERRY and ELIZABETH JOYNER married to PERRY ODDLE. Cornelius was born in Nash County,North Carolina.
HELEN SHARPE -- 1104 Turnstone Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27803
Submitted on Tue Sep 29 19:15:35 EDT 1998


Looking for information about Buchanan JAMES who lived as an adult in Statesville, Wilson County, Tennessee. I am particularly interested in finding out who his parents were. He was born in North Carolina c1790 and moved to Statesville, TN about 1810. He married Margaret "Peggy" McMinn Lewis c1815 in TN.

They had 13 children: Elizabeth Ann b7/5/1816 (m Dr. Sampson Knight), Daniel b1818 (m Malinda Jennings), Catharine b10/19/1819 (m William Adkins Jennings), Samuel bc1820 (m Martha Gilliam), Enoch Henry b6/1823 (m Eleanor Thomas), Buchanan Jr. bc1824 (m Rachel Ayers), Alvy (my ancestor) b5/2/1827 (m Lucinda Livicie Thomas), Richmond bc1830 (m Amanda Price), Leander bc1832, Martha bc1834 (m Dr. James Neily), Jane bc1836 (m Dave Chambers), Ellen Frances bc1839 (m John Tucker), and Rufus bc1842.

Buchanan James, Sr. bought land in Warren County Tennessee on Jan. 16, 1832 from a William James of Warren County. Wit: Daniel James, James James, and Lutha James. Buchanan James died c1858.
Lisa James Delgado
Submitted on Tue Sep 29 18:08:09 EDT 1998


I am searching for info regarding Judith McDonald. About 1827, she married James King Lansden in Wilson Co., TN, and died in 1839 - also in either Wilson Co. or White Co., TN. Any help or info on McDonalds in these counties would be greatly appreciated.
Chelie Britt
Submitted on Mon Sep 28 22:03:15 EDT 1998


I am trying to determine the ancestry of William Booth CARTWRIGHT who migrated to Fort Worth, Texas from Lebanon, Tennessee, in or about 1880. He was listed in the 1890 census as having been born in 1854, in Tennessee.
R. H. Cartwright
Submitted on Mon Sep 28 18:18:56 EDT 1998


I am seeking information on the the GUILL family who migrated to Wilson from Prince Edward Co., VA. with members of the ESKEW, LIGON, RICE and SHEPARD families around 1810-16. I have the pre-1816 info they seem to all be members of Alexander Guill Sr.'s family. What I need is who are their descendents and how are they related.
Kenneth B. Guill
Submitted on Mon Sep 28 06:56:03 EDT 1998


Looking for parents of John B. CAPLENER (probably identified also as CAPLINGER, b. circa 1803, Tenn.) who moved from Tennessee during first half of 1800s to Phillips Co., Arkansas. He married Martha Bell, also from Tennessee. John B.'s middle name may be Trumbow. John died about 1850 in Phillips Co. AR.
Hal Caplener
Submitted on Sun Sep 27 18:06:59 EDT 1998


Looking for info on GEORGE HORTON ...1818, JOHN BAKER with daughter ANASTACIA BAKER born 1818, and name of MARQUESS> In Sumner or Wilson Counties
M. Roddy
Submitted on Fri Sep 25 18:58:21 EDT 1998


Seeking information on Etheldred BENNETT. Parents are believed to be Solomon BENNETT and Obedience "Bedie". Etheldred married Polly CLEMONS, d/o of Samuel T. CLEMMONS and Martha Coggin. Need proof of parentage of Etheldred. Will exchange information.
Oliviia E. Milberger -- 2818 Falling Brook, San Antonio, TX 78258-4427
Submitted on Fri Sep 25 13:50:36 EDT 1998


Moses Evits was last found in Sumner County in about 1842; we think he may have went to Wilson County. Any help you could give me I thank you.
diana doss mercer
Submitted on Wed Sep 23 23:34:13 EDT 1998


I am looking to correspond with anyone re my Lebanon, Tennessee families of Robert Burton Ozment (John Armstrong Ozment, Jonathan, Samuel) who m. 1863 Nancy Jane Scarborough at LebanonTn and whose daughter Della Mae Ozment m. Albert Jaco s/o William Jaco in 1904 Wilson Co. Thank you!
N Christall
Submitted on Wed Sep 23 16:31:24 EDT 1998


Does anyone have headstone information for the Mt. Juliet Cemetery? I was told that my distant grandmother Annie Sanders' grave was moved there when Baker's Grove was flooded to make Percy Priest Lake. She died November 27, 1890. What other information may be on her headstone? Robert Gleaves Charlotte, NC
Robert Gleaves
Submitted on Wed Sep 23 13:15:53 EDT 1998


Seek information on Walker HARRISON married first Evaline (?) married second Theney (?). children of 2nd marriage, Montgomery, David C., Doctor & Julia. Lived in White County., Tn 1820 - 1850, Wilson Co., Tn. 1860. Please write to: Gloria L. Ouvry 3716H W. Steeplechase Way Williamsburg, Va. 23188 - 7866.
Sean L. Zawilinski
Submitted on Tue Sep 22 13:44:08 EDT 1998


Would like info.on James Hearon,William Hearon. 1840 census..
Earl Hearon
Submitted on Tue Sep 22 00:55:04 EDT 1998


Looking for information about Benjamin COX (b. about 1791) who married Nancy BEAN (b. about 1800) in Lebanon, Wilson Co., TN on 14 Mar 1816. They moved to Gallatin Co, IL sometime before 1831. Need birthplaces, parents' names, or any other family leads that might help.
Janice Knight
Submitted on Sat Sep 19 23:03:01 EDT 1998


Searching for parents & siblings of Barnett J SULLIVAN b: abt 1796 and m. Elizabeth Francis SINCLAIR 22 Dec 1838 Wilson Co., TN. In 1820 he appears as a witness on Wilson Co. land deed between Jesse SULLIVAN and Reuben SULLIVAN. Also shows up on the 1831 tax list in Pond Lick with Jesse SULLIVAN and Benjamin SULLIVAN. Any help is appreciated.
Mary Sullivan
Submitted on Sat Sep 19 20:22:33 EDT 1998


Looking for information on the family, birth, and marrage of Lewis GRAVES and Rebecca STARNS in the late 1700s
Larry Graves -- 1544 Silverpines, Houston, TX 77062
Submitted on Sat Sep 19 00:41:56 EDT 1998


Seek to find descendants of William B. GIBBS who married Fatima C. PROFFITT and lived in Wilson Co., Tenn.
Fred Davis -- 5444 Peterson Lane, Apt. 1015, Dallas, TX 75240
Submitted on Thu Sep 17 18:56:17 EDT 1998


I'm trying to find more information on the John Holland and John M Holland that appeared on the 1830 census for Wilson county. My John Holland/Hollin married Mary (Polly) Allison in 1827 in TN. Unfortunately the county is unknown. My John moved his family to Dekalb county AL in 1839. Any info on the John Hollands in Wilson county out there?
Garry Holland
Submitted on Wed Sep 16 18:09:36 EDT 1998


Seeking ancestry and descendants of Levi HOLLOWAY and wife Judith. Levi came to Wilson Co., TN from Bertie or Martin Co., NC about 1806. Children: Ezekial HOLLOWAY m. Jane SHANNON in 1825, Levi HOLLOWAY m. Elizabeth MARKS in 1837, Richard HOLLOWAY m. Unice M. SHANNON in 1833, John HOLLOWAY m. Mary CARRAWAY in 1833, Martha HOLLOWAY m. James Ozment in 1825, Sarah (Sally) HOLLOWAY m. Richard TERRELL in 1826. All marriages were in Wilson Co. The family lived near Gladeville in an area that came to be called Holloway.
Anne T. Sloan
Submitted on Wed Sep 16 15:34:24 EDT 1998


Looking for information on a Richard Carpenter 1800's died in Giles County. I have no informaton on where he came from.
Nancy Wasness
Submitted on Wed Sep 16 12:15:41 EDT 1998


I am looking for a connection for PARTHENIA CHANDLER, born abt 1790's, married WILLIAM ROSE, and had the following children before he died in 1835: Eliza,m. Tate, Ezekiel T.m. New, Pleasant m.Pruett, John W.m.Baker, Nan, m. McClanahan, Sarah or Sallie m. unknown, William J.,m. Brewer(BRUER). She then remarried a Miles Boils in 1849 and from then on we have no records on her or the family. I believe Parthenia had a brother, William, and he married Elizabeth Bennett(?), and they also had a daughter named Parthenia, born 1831, and married Jesse? in about 1850. Any help appreciated.
jackie wilson
Submitted on Wed Sep 16 10:20:25 EDT 1998


Searching for parents & siblings of James MOORE, b. abt. 1810 in NC. He married Agnes W. SHERRON (SHEARIN?) dau. of Aaron & Johanna SHERRON. 1850 Wilson Co. census has children as: Eliza, Thomas, John B., Elizabeth, George W., & Frances (Fannie?). John B. married Mary E. TAYLOR dau. of Solomon TAYLOR & Sarah MAYS. George W. married 1st Delila HARDAWAY, & 2nd Delila's older sister, Sarah C. "Sallie" HARDAWAY. The HARDAWAY sister's were the daus. of Ed HARDAWAY & Jane MOORING. Any info would be appreciated.
Jim Moore -- 2260 Zion Rd., Columbia, TN 38401
Submitted on Mon Sep 14 18:15:03 EDT 1998


Looking for information on a Richard Horn & family listed in the 1850 Wilson Co., TN census page 86. Thanks, Dick.
Dick Stiles -- 3044 E. Peralta Way, Fresno, CA 93703
Submitted on Mon Sep 14 18:01:49 EDT 1998


Looking for information about Henry Goins and Rhonda Fields. According to my information they were from Wilson County TN. Henry's father was Albert Goins/ Ikeagreene @aol.com
Submitted on Mon Sep 14 17:03:25 EDT 1998


WHITE, JOHN W. 1786-1853 WILSON CO., TN. - Searching for "any" information on JOHN W. WHITE b. 1786 in VA d 1853 in Wilson County, TN., md. SUSANNAH BRADLEY b. 1794 in VA d. 1865 in Wilson Co., TN, daug. of JOHN AND SUSANNAH ROWTON BRADLEY. Children b. Wilson Co., JAMES WRATHER, BERRY, ELIZA, ELIZABETH BETSY, JOHN BRADLEY, WILLIAM THOMAS, SUSANNAH, JASPER JOHNSON, JESSIE W. NEWTON, MARION DECALB, GREEN LAFAYETTE, GEORGE WASHINGTON. Any help in finding JOHN W. WHITE parents or siblings, would be greatly appreciated. We have been informed that JOHN W. went to TN from VA as a "bound boy" with JOHN BRADLEY.
Linda Holmes White
Submitted on Mon Sep 14 00:19:41 EDT 1998


i have traced my family back to Jessie OAKLEY (married 1848 in Lawrence Co tn to Mary Dalton.) i believe his father was William OAKLEY (married in 1816 to Elizabeth ? in Wilson co tn. I need help finding birth and death dates, and maiden names of wives. Also, I need help going past William.
suzanne oakley huckaba
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 18:16:49 EDT 1998


I am Looking for information on Edward Harris who died 1835-1840 in Wilson Co., Tenn. His heirs were Charles T. Harris, William B.Harris, West Harris, Simon T. Harris, Patsy Woodrum, and Patience Clemmons. William B. Harris, b. 1822 Wilson Co., Tenn. d. 1822 Perry Co., Ark. is my gt-gt grandfather. He married Nancy Jane Ellis (1831TN-1884AR) 12 Jan 1854 in Wilson Co., Tenn. and they moved to Arkansas before 1860 census. Nancy Jane Ellis was a dau. of Moses Ellis (1790-1864) and a sister of James R. Ellis, b. 1814, Eliza/Louiza Ellis, Lucy Ann Ellis, b. 1820 -marr. James A. Hatcher in 1843, Polly P. Ellis, and Rebecca Ellen Ellis -marr. Jeremiah H. Allen.
Jackie Paul Myers -- RR 2, Box 143, Houston, AR 72070
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 17:51:12 EDT 1998


I am trying to find information on JOHN BRIDGES who married ANNA HITCHINGS in the late 1700's. They had a daughter named HANNAH BRIDGES b. 1793 who married WILLIAM YOUNG in 1810.
Arlyn Rippy
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 01:40:12 EDT 1998


I am trying to find information on THOMAS GROVES who married EADY HARROD in the late 1790's. They had a daughter named RHODA GROVES who married JOHN BRACKIN.
Arlyn Rippy
Submitted on Sun Sep 13 01:36:05 EDT 1998


LEA/LEE, William, b. about 1821, Wilson County, Tn. married to Sarah DAVIS in 1840, then Elizabeth Oakley in 1857. We are trying to find a connection to the Lea or Davis families. Sarah Davis is possibly the daughter of Solomon Davis. We have info on the descendants but are having trouble locating the parents for these two people. We'll be glad to share what we have.
Kathy Lee
Submitted on Sat Sep 12 14:13:34 EDT 1998


Adam REEDER m: Polly (Mary) Grindstaff, Nov 27, 1833 in Wilson Co., TN by Jacob Horne/Herne, MG - Washington HARRIS m: Helen REEDER, Aug 26, 1835, Wilson Co., Adam REEDER, bondsman - Searching for parents and siblings of Adam REEDER. The two above may be father and son.(?) Adam and Polly (Mary) moved abt 1838 to Knox Co., KY, on land bought from Michael GRINDSTAFF. - Adam that m: Polly was b: 6-22-1812 d: 11-1-1895, Polly b: 7-22-1810 d: 8-6-1886 (tombstone) - 1840 Knox Co., KY census indicates a male 60/70 and male 15/20 living with them. 1850 census shows George W. REEDER, age 22, living with them. - Are there any present day REEDER's in Wilson County?
Ken Reeder
Submitted on Sat Sep 12 12:12:36 EDT 1998


At the Cedar Grove Cemetery there is a headstone for a ELIZABETH G. MOSLEY with the title of AUNT on the top of the headstone. The headstones of JS MOSLEY and his wife, ELIZABETH CATHERINE STOVER MOSLEY had the title of FATHER and MOTHER, respectively. I have yet to find just how ELIZABETH G. is related to JS MOSLEY. In a search in the Tennessee Archives for ELIZABETH G. MOSLEY. I found her listed as the daughter of John GAVIN. Also listed as a child of John GAVIN is Philander W. GAVIN. There were three GAVIN headstones in the same priviledge with JS MOSLEY: Robert A., Mary Jane and Philander. I found a marriage record for John GAVIN and Mary Jane MOSLEY at the archives for 1849. Elizabeth G. MOSLEY's headstone lists her as being born in 1847, thereby leading me to believe that either she was born prior to Mary Jane's marriage to John; either illegitimately or from a previous marriage. So now, how is Mary Jane MOSLEY related to my JS MOSLEY?

I am looking for information on several MOSLEY's (all spellings) of Wilson County. During a search of the Cedar Grove Cemetary in Lebanon I came across several headstone (all in the same previledge/section) that are related to my husband's 2nd Great Grandfather J.S. MOSLEY/MOSELY. JS MOSELY is listed on the Confederate Monument within the cemetary. Some research has revealed that he, JOSEPHUS S. MOSLEY, did serve in Co. B, of the 45th Tennessee Infantry. In the same section, there was a headstone for a ELIZABETH G. MOSLEY with the title of AUNT on the top of the headstone. The headstones of JS MOSLEY and his wife, ELIZABETH CATHERINE STOVER MOSLEY had the title of FATHER and MOTHER, respectively. I have yet to find just how ELIZABETH G. is related to JS MOSLEY. I found three headstones that appear to be JS's children: Mary E., Josephus and Sam P. Samuel P. is his son. Both of Sam's wife's and their children are buried there. In a search in the Tennessee Archives for ELIZABETH G. MOSLEY.
Rebekah Schuenemann-Shelton
Submitted on Sat Sep 12 10:46:36 EDT 1998


Moses William BETTIS, b 10/14/1820 Wilson Co, TN - d 12/28/1878 Fannin Co, TX. m Elizabeth HOPE. b 4/30/1827 - d 2/15/1876 Fannin Co, TX. They had 8 children, one of which was Mary Frances BETTIS, b 1/20/1848, Wilson Co, TN - d 9/25/1932 Wichita Co, TX. m Franklin Berry DAVIS 12/28/1865 Fannin Co, TX. Looking for ancestors and/or siblings of Moses William and Elizabeth.
Carroll Maxwell -- 16028 Chalfont Place, Dallas, TX 75248
Submitted on Fri Sep 11 18:16:50 EDT 1998


Interested in an abstract of the will of Henry Arrington of Wilson Co., 1857, including list of children. Thanks.
Lyn Hart
Submitted on Fri Sep 11 09:29:39 EDT 1998


Would like to talk with anyone doing research on the TIPTON family (Lt. Jonathan TIPTON, Reece B. TIPTON, Bryant TIPTON etc) in early 1800s living in Wilson County, Tenn and also anyone doing research on the RAYS also from Wilson co. Tenn. I am looking for the parents of William TIPTON bn 1805-1806, who married Diedimia RAY in Alabama in 1824 and moved back to Wilson Co Tenn by 1830. Then moved to Missouri by 1840.
Carolyn Nichols -- Rt 2 box 339A, Eldon, MO 65026
Submitted on Wed Sep 9 17:39:28 EDT 1998


ROBERTS, JAMES CHARLES "BIG JIM" - Big Jim born 8 August 1869----died in Lebanon, Wilson Co. TN. 6 April 1858 buried at Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens ---Can any one tell of his descendants---he was married to Mary Oma Martin who died 3 January 1948 and is also buried in Wilson Co. Memorial Gardens. They came from Putnam Co. and he worked for the railroad for many years.
Submitted on Wed Sep 9 09:21:07 EDT 1998


I was visiting my father in Macon Co. TN and on Thurs., Sept. 3rd I went to Wilson Co., TN looking for the old MASSEY Cemetery on Taylor Road. The road is about 1.2 miles from the intersection of Chicken Pike and US70. I found Taylor Circle and a dirt road leading off to the right which I assumed to be Taylor Rd. I traveled the necessary distance per the directions I was given by Jim Pulley about the cemetery. I did not locate the cemetery but discovered that another man had been looking for the same cemetery the day before (Sept. 2). I ask two different people and the story was the same. If that person is looking for the same MASSEY cemetery I would love to exchange what information that I have. How ironic it was for two of us to be looking for the MASSEY Cemetery at the same time. Can any one help me. I am decended from William and Candice Edwards Massey who settled on Dixons Creek in 1806. 5 years of extensive research on the MASSEY surname.
Ron Massey -- 1493 Bain Rd., Martinsville, IN 46151
Submitted on Mon Sep 7 17:54:37 EDT 1998


Looking for a David MORRISON. first known record 1806 census in Wilson County, TN. Married Kesiah Sharpe 1807 in same county.
Betty Alford
Submitted on Sun Sep 6 21:58:56 EDT 1998


I am searching for the parents of my gg grandfather, L.H. SUTFIN, believed to have lived in the Wilson Co. area. I believe he migrated to Northeast AR about 1832. Two of his brothers, Jonathan and Jacob, also migrated to Northeast AR about the same time. Any information regarding this family would be appreciated.
Becky Cripe
Submitted on Sun Sep 6 00:41:52 EDT 1998


I am looking for the parents/siblings of Heziekiah Thomas LASATER born Jan 9, 1809 in Wilson Co. He married Eliza Jane Long. Also looking for the children of Hardy Lasater. He died in Wilson Co. Sept. 1842. He married Frances Copeland and had 4 children, but I don't know their names.
Michael William Lasater
Submitted on Sat Sep 5 10:38:44 EDT 1998


Need info on Edward BRUCE who married Nelly BURNS IN 1807 in Wilson co TN
Talma Klaassen -- Box 305, Whitewater , KS 67154
Submitted on Thu Sep 3 14:09:55 EDT 1998


Looking for other Swafford, Hurt, & McQuarry family members from WIlson Co.,TN. My Swafford & Hurt families came to TN from NE Georgia around 1870, after the war,& settled in Wilson county around Mt.Juliet area (now close to Percy Priest lake). ANy kin folk out there please contact me! Jay Preston Swafford
jay swafford -- 2810 w. county farm rd, springfield, TN 37172-6008
Submitted on Wed Sep 2 19:14:57 EDT 1998


Looking for info re: George ROGERS, who came to what is now Wilson Co. Tn from N.C. He was the father of Tyre Rogers/Lawson. Tyre was b. 1796 to a George Rogers and Sally LAWSON. George Rogers's father was William Rogers. Tyre married Mary "Polly" HART. Will appreciate any info: re: any of these people. They owned land and raised a family in McMinn Co. Tn.
Lawrence Lawson
Submitted on Wed Sep 2 11:36:32 EDT 1998


Looking for info on Ab EDENS (var. spellings) b. Wilson or Carter county 30 March 1845, m. Sarah Ann Driver (b. June 17, 1839, TN), had a son, Thomas Wright Edens 1869/70. Ab (Abner? Absolom? Abraham?) may have been the son of Henry Edens, and his mother was Polly Ann Cox.
Adam Davis
Submitted on Tue Sep 1 14:55:34 EDT 1998


Seeking info. leading to identity of the parents/siblings of John B. WOODRUM,born abt. 1810 in Wilson county. Counted in Wilson county in 1850 census after marriage to Manerva BRADBERRY in 1842,Wilson Co. Counted in Panola Co. Tx. in 1860-70-80. Also would love to have death & burial date & place. Any help will be appreciated.
Clifford G. WOODRUM -- 18009 Wild Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77090
Submitted on Tue Sep 1 13:04:33 EDT 1998


I am searching for information on Harriet TROVILLION BAKER, She was born 2-20-1848 in Lebanon, TN. I don't know which county. She migrated to Pope County, IL with her parents in 1854 and married John O.(Jack)Baker in 1870. Anything would be appreciated.
Lesia Burns
Submitted on Tue Sep 1 08:26:22 EDT 1998