1999 James County Tennessee Queries

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Robert A. Hale Wed Jan 20 19:30:15 1999
Looking for information about William, John,or Allen Thurman Hale and Hester Sue Godsey Hale that were in records of James County. If you can help it will be appreciated.

Fannie, Gussie, Lottie and Jesse FELKER

Cara A. Morgan Sun Feb 7 07:38:37 1999
My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Johnson's, mother was married to a George Felker who is buried in the Old Stone Church Cemetery, Ringgold, Catoosa County, Georgia. Elizabeth Catherine Collins married George A. Felker on April 20,1881, in Ringgold. They had four or five children. The names I know are: Fannie (April 1886, North Carolina), Agusta Catherine (September 1889, Tennessee), Lottie S. (March 1891, Tennessee), and Jesse. The birth dates and places are from the 1900 James County, Tennessee Census. George Felker died on the September 20, 1894. Before 1899, Elizabeth married James G. Johnson of Apison, James County, and had one daughter, my grandmother. Elizabeth died on August 15, 1901, and is buried as "wife of Georgia Felker" in the Old Stone Church Cemetery, in Ringgold. According to the book about Apison, "Our Community, Past and Present," George owned a store now known as the Dr. Blair place in the heart of Apison. I estimate that George owned the store between! late 1880's and the early 1890's since he died on September 20, 1894. Georgia's parents were Jesse and Eliza Felker. The 1860 Census indicates that Jesse was born in Tennessee, and Georgie was born in Georgia. Jesse must have been quite a character as he was granted the first saloon license in 1854...and became the Sheriff of Ringgold between 1855-60! I believe Jesse's parents may have been Peter and Nancy Felker who appear in the 1860 Hamilton County, Tennessee Census. Peter was 72 years old and born in South Carolina. Nancy was 73 years old and born in Virginia.

I am looking for the descendants of my grandmother's half-sisters. Are you familiar with any of the names in the first paragraph? The enrollment rolls of Centenary College Conservatory, Cleveland, TN listed Fannie, Gussie and Lottie as students of this female academy during the earlier 1900's. My grandmother also attended Centenary. Other documents from Centenary indicate that the half-sisters may have lived in Chattanooga at sometime. I have been working on the Felker line for the past several years, and would be willing to share what information I have.


TEMPIE KNIGHT Tue Mar 16 05:32:00 1999
I'm looking for Jacob Knight who was born in Harrison, Tenn in 1873. He moved to Arkansas. I know nothing of his parents or brothers and sisters. If you have any information It will be appreciated.


Larry Wayne Cate Thu Apr 22 06:49:42 1999
Searching for info. on a Schoat family living in James 1900 and later. In 1900 census Head of Household Barbra Schoat born Tn. 1841.
Son Ginger Schoat born Tn. 1873
Son Jesse Schoat born Tn. 1878
Any help Greatly appreicated.


Wanda Anderson Thu May 20 18:26:53 1999
Looking for a Dixon connection in James County in the 1880's and 1890's. I know nothing about my ancestor Orleana Dixon who married A.W. Anthony Brown in 1859 in Catoosa County, Georgia. Anthony and Arlene(Orleana) moved from Catoosa County, Ga to James County and lived at Ooltewah. Arlean died there and is buried in the Ooltewah Cemetery. Am looking for a connection to James County Dixons/Dickson. Would love to know who Arlean's parents were. Thanks


Pat Koheler Thu Jun 3 09:07:01 1999
i am looking for information on George Swafford born 1843 son of Orison and Drucilla Swafford. George married first Nancy Young then Sarah unknown.Would be happy to exchange information from his first marrieage.

Cereatt(also Surrat), Grubb - Harvey

David Brown Sat Jul 10 16:37:11 1999
Any info on Cereatt (also spelled Surratt), Grubb, or Harvey would be appreciated.


Lana Floyd Wed Aug 11 10:34:41 1999
I am searching for the location of Westview Cemetery, said to have been in James Co., TN (now Hamilton). John Irvin Igou, brother to Samuel Thompson Igou, Mary Igou Rogers, and Andrew Jackson Igou is reportedly buried there.(late 1800's-early 1900's)--Can you help me with this search?


Edward L. East Sat Aug 28 16:54:35 1999
Family lived somewhere in Tenn. Left Tenn.in early 1900. My mother was born near Dyesburg or Double Bridges. Can not find any birth records. Her fathers name was William or Raymond or both.Her mothers name was Nora or Parthenia. Her grandparents are unkown. This is all the info. They were of cherokee blood. This is all the information I have. Thank you, Ed. East


Lori Downey Sun Aug 29 08:49:30 1999
Looking for marriage record and/or birth records for: Bill BROOKS and Elizabeth WHITSON (Whetson/Whitsen)(Elizabeth may have been Native American) [Bill's parent's may have been a John or James BROOKS and Elizabeth THOMPSON d/o William Henry THOMPSON. no proof yet.] Their Son Charlie (Charley) B. BROOKS b 4 Feb 1870 Chattanooga, Tennessee 1870. Had a twin sister Lula? older sister Martha? BROOKS, (Charley) Charlie B. b 4 Feb 1870 TN d 24 Apr 1966 OK m Jeanetta Bell Spence, 18 Apr 1904 Conway Co, Ark.
Looking for ANY information about Charlie, Bill or Elizabeth!!!!!
Thanks - Lori


Helen Poole Lillard Thu Sep 9 18:27:23 1999
Searching for Lorenza Poole, wife Julia Donoho Poole. Books on James Co. shows Poole listed.


Rick Swiney Thu Sep 23 13:20:29 1999
Seeking information on Rev. John Swiney and his wife Martha. They are buried in the Plowman Cemetary in Apison Tnn. John was a Methodist Circuit Rider and served in the Civil War. Any information appreciated.


Benjamin Michael Martin (MIKE) Thu Sep 23 19:49:24 1999
Looking for information on the Martin family that lived in Birchwood Marcellus married to Sarah McCallie , Benjamin Vorhees married to Tommy Polly Lawson , Benjamin Marcellus married (many times) my mother was Margert Cook Swafford (my g-grandfather - grandfather - and father I have been trying to find anyone that might be from this line of Martins or anyone with any information on them will be very happy to hear from you and will be glad to share what information I have already.
thank you Mike


Terry Parker Mon Sep 27 20:22:30 1999
Please provide information on Leonidas MOSES and his sister Malinda N. MOSES SCOTT. I think they lived in James or Bradley county and moved to Hamilton county mid to late 1800's.


Bill Lively Sat Oct 9 09:05:04 1999
Looking for information on John William Lively and family. Wife Martha J. ? John William and family were last seen in 1880 James County census. It listed him as a Farm Laborer. He and his wife had 7 children. John William was born in SC and his wife Martha J was born in GA. Any information on this family would be appreciated. Looking for burial and cemetery records and also any obit. records. thanks


Doris Tue Nov 16 19:46:22 1999
Before 1852 when they moved to Loudon, TN, William WATKINS and wife Margaret BYERLEY/BIERLEY lived in Ootewah, TN, and left family there. In fact, one of their kin became sheriff of old James CO and later came "for a hanging" to Loudon, TN, in late 1800's or early 1900's. Wm.'s brother Samuel WATKINS also married Margaret's sister Lucy and lived near them in Ootewah. William Watkins was b 1805 Tn and married Margaret, daughter of Casper Byerley, Jr, of SC and wife Mary MOORE b ca 1767 who lived on French Broad River of Knox CO, TN, when the couple was married in 1826 in the Byerley home. Wm. and Margaret's son Wm. Douglas WATKINS b 1843 married Nancy Brown HART b 1852, daughter of George B. HART b c1815 and wife Ellen Ekens/Akens. It is possible that this is a Maryland line via a John WATKINS and Elizabeth HALL of Anne Arundel CO, MD, who went to WVA (then Frederick Co, VA) prior to migration southward. I am eager to share information about any of these lines.


Tracie Roden Mon Nov 29 13:19:57 1999
I am searching for members of the forementioned families. Arthur H. Parkerson, Willliam Rains, Sarah Stephenson Rains, Clara Turner Parkerson, Joseph C. Parkerson.


Barbara Cox Sat Dec 18 14:09:48 1999
Seeking information on John Thomas Moore, born 1888. Son of George W. Moore, b. 1867 and Mary Brooks, b. 1870. This family left James County to go to Texas about 1905. Many relatives thought to still be in (former) James County.

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