1998 James County Tennessee Queries

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Rick Swiney Wed Jan 14 11:49:22 1998
Seeking information on Rev. John Swiney, 1st Tn. Calvery Company F, he and wife Martha, buried in Plowman Cemetery in Old James County.


Pat Tirabasso
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 11:19:06 EST 1998


I am trying to find any information about ZERELDA who married Charlie Thomas MORGAN. She is reported to be Cherokee. We only have the name and we do not know if it is spelled right or not. Her death was December 22 1956. We do not have a birthday.
WILMA BATES -- 4922 Standifer Rd., Cohutta, GA 30710
Submitted on Tue Jan 20 18:34:31 EST 19 98


Mary Taylor wife of John Jack son of Jeremiah Jack, Daughter married Nicholis Keith...May be realited to Issic Taylor or Parmenes Taylor
Wee Dusty
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 22:47:05 EST 1998

Georgia Mathis Cummons Sun Jan 25 08:14:26 1998
Andrew C. McDONOUGH Jr. died in James County in 1879. He was married to Sarah "Sallie" KELLEY abt 1840. Need the names of her parents, were they Col John and Nancy____ KELLEY? Their daughter Melissa Bloomfield McDONOUGH mar James (Kitchen or A.) MATHIS abt 1840. Who were his parents? Would appreciate any information on these families.


I have a very old picture, that was given to me by my grandfater William Marse BESHIRES's sister.This picture is of my great grandmother & father,Lucinda DANIEL & Christopher Columbus "Lum" BESHIRES, sometimes spelled BESHIERS, BOSHERS, or BRASHERS.In this picture,my grandmother is wearing a NativeAmer.dress and her hair is in 2 braids. She also has a bead necklace on. I am at a lose as to which nation she belongs.Her mother was Nancy "Nann" HANKINS and father James William DANIEL.He was from Madison Co.I think that she got her Native Amer. heritage, through her mother, as tradition dictates.I also have a picture of Lucinda's sister,Alice HENSON,in a dress that appears to be of Native Amer.in nature.Is there anyone who can help me with this, by looking at the style of these dresses?I can send pictures via e-mail.Lum and Lucinda were married in Hardeman Co. on 4-11-1891 d.Chester Co.Lum's parents lived in Hardin Co.,at Shiloh Park,in the peach orchard cabin,1862.Please help with any history of these surnames.
Daniel Beshires -- 39 Karen St., Brighton, TN 38011
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 14:50:13 EST 1998

Suzie Breedlove Sun Feb 8 11:00:10 1998
Any information on "PORTER" in the James area pre-1900's will be GREATLY appreciated.
Beverly Flores Sat Feb 28 13:54:55 1998
I am looking for any infomation on my grgrandfather William J. SEWELL. Everything I have is from tales handed down from relatives. I was told that his parents names unknown were born in Chattanooga,TN same with William J. SEWELL b. abt 1848 and died Aug 1940. Suppose to be buried in Boston,Ga. He was married to an indian named Kecciale. They had several children Elder SEWELL b. Sep 28, 1896 d. Mar1965 in Missouri. He was married and known children were Elder and Travis. They lived in Cruthersville,Missouri.Emma B. SEWELL b. Oct 1898 married unk died unk. Thomas Virgil SEWELL b. unk died unk. Minnie SEWELL b. unk died unk. Freeman SEWELL b. unk d. unk my grandmother Myrtle SEWELL b. 3 May 1903 d. 28 Nov 1957. 1st marriage Willie Horn when she was 14 yrs. old. One child Ruby Horn. 2nd marriage Flem Lester MARTIN both buried in Shelby County Al. Any help would be appreciated.


Requesting information on James M. WILSON. The 1900 census indicates that my grandfather Thompson VANN age 16 was living at his residence and that Thompson was a Farm Laborer. Most likely this farm is today locater in either Hamilton or Meigs Counties. It may be near Ooltewah. In 1900 it was in the 7th Civil District. Would greatly appreciate knowing the location of the farm and something about Mr. Wilson or his family. This is for a manuscript. Thanks, JAC
John A. Campbell
Submitted on Mon Mar 2 16:17:48 EST 1998


Searching for descendants of William MOSELEY, 1811-1872, and Nancy (Sowell?) MOSELEY. Nancy and one or more children - Sarah J., William Bryce (b about 1858), George K (b about 1861), and Zinaman K. (b about 1865) - moved to James County, TN from South Carolina between William's death in 1872 and 1880 census. William B's interest in his father's property in SC was sold in 1910, and renunciation of dower was signed by his wife S.E. (perhaps E.E.) MOSELEY in James County.
William Pace Moseley
Submitted on Tue Mar 10 16:17:28 EST 1998

Sharon Burnette Sat Mar 14 16:34:14 1998
Mattie Lee DAVIS Tudor DAUGHERTY b 22 Sep 1880 parents:?Sam? DAVIS & ?Polie? YORK
siblings: Delia DAVIS SMITH (1874-1962)
James DAVIS (b 1874 mar. Sarah dau. Nora)
William DAVIS of Daisy?
Found in 1900 census James Co. Delia died in Ooltewah 7 Oct. 1962 Mattie died 6 Feb 1941 in Chattanooga (have obit. & death cert.)
If you have info.: S. Burnette Box 32907 Laughlin, NV 89028


I am looking for information on the families of Job and Charlotte MCCALEB(MCCALEP,MCKILLIP) who were living in Hamilton County in 1870. Their daughter, Evaline married William MCKENZIE, son of John MCKENZIE. The MCKENZIES lived in Meigs and James counties while in TN and possibly Roane and Rhea counties. They were living in GA around 1890 and moved to PA sometime between 1892 and 1910 where they first lived in Pittsburgh, then Fayette Co. The MCKENZIES were considered mulatto and I have heard the MCCALEBS may have been NA, possibly Cherokee and possibly related to John RIDGE, Pathkiller. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Linda Threadgill
Submitted on Sun Mar 22 20:29:26 EST 1998

Sally Evans Tue Apr 7 15:57:11 1998
I am searching for any information on the family of Elijah RAYLE born in 1805 in KY. I believe his family came from James Co., TN. Any information would be appreciated.
Wilma Bates Fri Apr 21 17:17:00 1998
I am trying to find information on a MARY B. MORGAN. Her father was Charles Thomas Morgan and her mother was Zereldia Moore Morgan. MARY was born in 1880 but I do not have a date of death. My grandmother was Lizzie M. Robinson , born 1894 - died 1970. She was her sister. Other brothers and sister were James Isaac, born 1879 - died 1950. Joel H.H. born 1882 - death unknown. Luther C., born 1884 - died 1947. Sarah L. Moore, born 1886 - death unknown. Mamie E. Wolfe, born 1895 - death unknown. Tennessee P. Davis, born 1897 - died 1985. I would appreciate any information. wbates@ocs.com

Barb (Thomas) Fitzmaurice Wed May 13 01:16:41 1998
John Thompson THOMAS b.1847 in TN., married 1 Mar 1874 to Sarah Elizabeth WELCH b.1854 in TN. I think I found the family living in James Co. in the 1880 census. In 1900 they were in Rhea Co. I don't know if they moved or the boundries moved! Sarah and John were married in Bradley Co.,TN. Sarah and John had 13 children, 11 living at the time of the 1900 census and 7 at home yet. Looking for families of the children; James Vance b.1884 in Chattanooga, Sarah Ida b.1886, Martha J. b.1888, John Lee b.1889, Robert Carl b.1892, David A. b.1894 and Charles b.1896. James Vance THOMAS married Sarah CRAIN b.abt.1897 in AL. d.abt.1928-30 possibly in Hamilton Co., Chattanooga. I am trying to find a death record for Sarah (Crain) THOMAS. I thought she died in Rhea Co., but no recorde. I have to try in Hamilton Co. I guess now. Any assist gladly accecpted. Still need to find a lot of parents!! Thanks so much, Barb


Jerry Stephens Fri Jun 19 16:51:51 1998
STEPHENS, James Alexander b ca. 1832 married a Margaret L. Harvey. Served in Conffederate Army, 1865 Lived on the old Cleveland and Ducktown road some 8 or 9 miles northeast of Cleveland, Bradley County TN. This family lived in around this area Cleveland, Harrison, Tyner, and Ooltewah.
The Children of James Alexander and Margaret L. Harvey

Jimmie Died in Childhood
Sarah Cathrine b 12/12/1856 Married James Monroe Akin d 02/01/1930
William Daniel Married Dixie Smith
**Andrew Jackson b 09/14/1854 d 04/25/1945 Married Eleanor Ava Fagg
Josie Shelton Garner
Nannie Married Nick Bumgardner
Evie Married Alex Hawk
Abigail Married James Hawk
Martha Married Jim Andy Payne
Hattie Louisa b 04/07/1871 Married John Dixion Payne d 11/24/1914
Andrew jackson Stephens Sr. Is my Gandfather. Any information on this family would be greatly appreicated.
Jerry Stephens


Requesting info on Rachel Rosalee (Went by Rosa or Rosalee) CREEKMORE born in Ooltewah June 27, 1905. Also looking for info on her father John H(enry) CREEKMORE.
Randy Dover
Submitted on Wed Jun 24 14:22:40 EDT 1998


I am looking for any information on an Elizabeth M.(Mary?)Cobb b. January 20, 1837 and on a Rachel Elvira Cobb b. July 22, 1869.
Randy Dover
Submitted on Thu Jul 2 09:30:49 EDT 1998


I am looking for information on Nancy Elizabeth ATCHLEY b. abt 1837. Also on Bird P. ATCHELY whom I suspect is Nancy's dad. Also on John Howard who is husband of Nancy (listed as Elizabeth on marriage certificate.) also b. abt 1837. Looking for any info on any DOVER or DOVERS.
Randy Dover
Submitted on Thu Jul 2 09:41:08 EDT 1998

Hello- I am attempting to locate any information on Samuel Anderson SMITH who had resided in James County in the late 1800a (1880-1900). Specifically, I am looking for any genealogy links to personal web-pages that he is on, or items of that ilk. Thank you for your assistance in advance.
Kent Smith
Submitted on Wed Jul 15 22:11:31 EDT 1998


James Flowers Sat Jul 18 19:44:57 1998
Looking for information on Jacob A. SANDERS. He was on the 21 and over Males. Can anyone please help me. I think he was here around 1880.


Claudine Putnam Fri Aug 21 06:30:37 1998
I am looking for information on Jonathan C. RAGON, son of Eli and Charlotte (AYRES) RAGON, who married Elizabeth (Betsie) ROGERS, daughter of Elisha and Sarah (THURMAN) ROGERS. Jonathan and Betsie were married in Hamilton Co. about 1847, had one or two children in either James or Hamilton Co., then moved to Arkansas. I have information on them after they arrived in Arkansas, but would like to find census records on them in 1850. Thank you so very much.


Beverly Daugherty Sun Sep 6 13:03:31 1998
Interested in Isaac McCormick lived with Dr. Yarnell family before civil war married Isabella Thompson. Daughter married John Henry and all located to north Al. about 1870.


Imani Kea-Greene Mon Sep 14 23:00:23 1998
Great great grandfather was Henry Goins. He was in the 37th Inf. TN Co. G. Do not know who his parents were but have come across these names often. Rhonda Fields, Zanny Harper and possible Ella Davis. Brothers names maybe James or William Goins. Thanks. Ikeagreene@aol.com


Julian B. Cox Fri Oct 2 13:10:07 1998
Seek information on Hiram OVERBY b. 1801/2 in Elbert Co. Ga. Died in 1898 age 97 and buried on his farm near Howardsville Tn. Would like to find a record of where his farm was. Is someone willing to do a lookup on land records? Could these records be in James Co. records transferred to Hamilton Co. Tn in 1920's? Need proof of parents???? Could his father have been Freeman OVERBY?
Julian Cox - Sugar Land TX - Need help!!!!


Kellie Mon Oct 5 19:31:20 1998
Rev. Andrew Jackson BERRYHILL b-abt 1870 in NC lived in James County married Telitha__? abt 1900 their daughter Annie Blanche married Luther S. CHAMBERS they had Guy and Luther Jr. she passed approx 1915. Searching for any person also researching either of the above families.
If email does not work please write to: Kellie Folkerts - PO Box 4636 - Thousand Oaks, CA 91359


SHANNON L. CALHOUN Mon Oct 12 09:37:10 1998
I am searching for information about my great-great grandfather Fielder O. EARLY. Family stories have stated that there was a possibility that he migrated from Texas. Family stories also have him living in James County before and during the time of the Civil War. It is believed that he fought for the Union during the war, but no one knows for sure. He had several children, but not all their names are known. One son, my great grandfather, was Jonah Marion. Any information would be helpful.


J. Michael Frost Sat Oct 31 04:50:20 1998
Seeking information about James Henry STARNES/STARNS, Sr., who (1) was born in about 1839 in TN; (2) went by his middle name, Henry; (3) married Narcissus [Maiden Name Unknown]; (4) moved from Brittsville, Meigs County, TN to Birchwood, James [now Hamilton] County, TN in 1882; and (5) died in Birchwood on February 10, 1887. He had the following children: Wilma, Samantha, James Henry Jr., Colonel [his name, not his title] Andrew, and Stanton. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Judy Player Tue Nov 10 13:57:36 1998
I am looking for records of the family of George Henry WILSON b. 1872 in Loudon Co. and his wife, Tennie Edna DANIEL b. 1874 in Arkansas. They had two children, Raymond b. 1897 and Jessee b. 1903. This family appears on the 1900 Census living in James Co. They were living in Lenoir City, Loudon Co. in 1935.


DAVID ERBY Sat Dec 5 06:45:48 1998
William l. FRAZIER lived in James County in 1880 and was listed as a fisherman. He was married to MILLIE with sons JAMES A. AND EDWARD A. He had two daughters ROSA J. and DELITHA. The 1900 census shows WIlliam M. with Edward living next door with wife Mary. Any informatino on this family I would appreciate.


Ina Willingham Sun Dec 13 19:54:56 1998
My ggrandfather was George W. Howard, shoemaker, but listed as a farmer in the 1880 census of James Co., 6 civil district. He was born abt. 1836 in Tn. I know about his sons William Thomas, and Lewis (Luke) who went to Ar., but would like to find out something of his other children. James b.1864, John R. b.1866, Mary L. b.1870, Sarah b.1879. I know that Larkin C. is called Kent b.1878, and lived in Tyner Sta. near Chatanooga, Hamilton Co., Tn. One daughter was called Tennie. Any information would be appreciated.


Sherry Mon Dec 28 20:38:26 1998
any info about my Gradfather family. Allen QUINN hisfather was Thomas QUINN and his mother was Sara Ufemmie ROLAND. Thomas father was Morris O. QUINN who is buried at National Cemetery.

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