Putnam County, Tennessee
Jan-April 1998 Queries

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I have a very old picture, that was given to me by my grandfaterWilliam 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,mygrandmother is wearing a NativeAmer.dress and her hair is in 2braids. She also has a bead necklace on. I am at a lose as to whichnation she belongs.Her mother was Nancy "Nann" HANKINS and fatherJames William DANIEL.He was from Madison Co.I think that she got herNative Amer. heritage, through her mother, as tradition dictates.Ialso have a picture of Lucinda's sister,Alice HENSON,in a dress thatappears to be of Native Amer.in nature.Is there anyone who can helpme with this, by looking at the style of these dresses?I can sendpictures via e-mail.Lum and Lucinda were married in Hardeman Co. on4-11-1891 d! .Chester Co.Lum's parents lived in Hardin Co.,at ShilohPark,in the peach orchard cabin,1862.Please help with any history ofthese surnames.
Daniel Beshires -- 39 Karen St., Brighton, TN 38011
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 14:56:38 EST 1998


Is anyone in Putnam County doing genealogical research on the Hyder Family and in particular Hans Heyder (Hyder) b. abt.1704 in Germany and his descendants??
Ed. E. Edwards
Submitted on Thu Jan 29 18:48:12 EST 1998


I am looking for information on the parents of Alva L. MARLOW bornSeptember 14, 1877, Putnam County, died March 14, 1943. She was thedaughter of Benjamin MARLOW and Mary Jane PALK. She married JamesBurch Dyer about 1896 in Putnam County. I think she was part Indian.
Jane Dyer Lynch
Submitted on Wed Jan 28 12:07:04 EST 1998


Searching for RIPPETOE, ODOM ancestors: 1] John Rippetoe b 1794; 2] his son William b 1825 Double Springs, Putnam Co, TN, m SWEARINGEN; 3] their daughter Mary Catherine b 4 May 1855, d 14 May 1936 Amber, Grady Co, OK, m 7 Aug 1873 in Putnam to John Lewis ODOM b 6 Nov 1844 Putnam, d 30 Nov 1924 OK; 4] their 13 kids b in Putnam, moved to OK: Timothy Turner b 1875 m BREEDEN, Ella Rose b 1876, Manda Etta b 1878 m FERRIS, Lee Gardenhire b 1880 m DAVENPORT, Charles Walford b 1882 m LINDSEY & BAKER, Henry C b 1884 m BOHANNON, Bee Roscoe b 1887 m MALONEY, Ridley A b 1890 m DEVALL, Herman (twin) b 1892 m MEDLEY, Hershel b 1892 m MALONEY, Annie May b 1895 m MEDLEY, Loss b 1898 m POTTS, John Oliver b 1901 m SPEARS. Bee Roscoe d 19 Aug 1974 Chickasha, Grady Co, OK, m 11 Feb 1911 Empire, OK, to Maggie LaReta Maloney b 1 Jan 1893 Indian Territory (OK), d 1 Feb 1957 Amber.
Len Klempnauer
Submitted on Wed Jan 28 12:17:18 EST 1998


looking for date of burial and place of burial. Believed to be buried in Monterey, Tenn. Believed to have died 12/20/97 in Long Beach California.
judith lawson
Submitted on Sun Jan 25 17:27:11 EST 1998


We would like to make contact with any one who has WALL or WALLS family ties in Putnam Co Tn TYN. Robert (Sonny) & Winona Brown Turner 2118 Maysville Rd. Huntsville, Al 35811 Phone 205-534-9045 Fax line 205-536-7213 [ 9am to 2:30 pm Weekdays only] E-Mail rmturner@ro.com
Robert Sonny Turner
Submitted on Sat Jan 24 10:08:22 EST 1998


Looking for parents of Jesse Young KUYKENDALL who had land here inPutnam Co.,TN, his heirs sold it in 1842. Other related families areJoel and William PENDERGRASS and Joseph HARRIS who married MaryBROCK. Looking for their parents and children also.
Jackie Niemeyer
Submitted on Sat Jan 24 01:31:20 EST 1998


Searching for the husband and parents of Elizabeth WELCH (b. 27-Aug-1822 in Tenn, d. 29-Sep-1906 in Texas Co., Mo). She is listed on the 1850 White County, Tenn. census with children of her own and living with her "uncle" George WELCH (b. 1777 in NC) and his wife Elizabeth SUMMERHILL (b. 1786 in Virginia). Elizabeth WELCH is listed on the 1860 Putnam County, Tenn. census as head of household with three children: Marion WELCH (b. Abt 1842 in Tenn), Rebecca WELCH (b. 11-Oct-1843 in Tenn, d. 27-Apr-1932 in Texas Co., Mo), and John L. WELCH (b. Abt 1853 in Tenn). Rebecca WELCH married Losson WIGGAINS (b. 14-Aug-1837 in Tenn, d. 24-JUN-1929 in Texas Co., Mo).
Rick J. Gunter -- 1215 Hyde Park Drive, McKinney, TX 75069
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 17:16:53 EST 1998


Seeking information on the Kennedy & Louisa Lucinda BARNES POTEET family. Kennedy b. 12 Sep 1823 Overton Co., TN -d.aft 1880 Jackson Co,TN. Children; William T. POTEET, Pleasant Taylor POTEET, Winfield Scott POTEET, James C. POTEET, Jefferson G. POTEET, Mary E. POTEET, and Samuel D. POTEET. Mentioned in White, Putnam, and Jackson Counties ,TN. I am a descendent of James C. POTEET. I will be glad to share information.
Donna K. Smith -- 10904 E 72 Terr, Raytown, MO 64133-6818
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 13:07:42 EST 1998


Am interested in the relatives of William A. HARGIS b. 07-16-1760, wife Elizabeth Nalley JAY b. 04-22-1766. Both died in Putnam Co., Tenn. (I believe this was part of White County at that time but not sure). Would like any information on the parents of William and/or Elizabeth, their relatives and Williams father, Abraham.
Mary M. Hutchinson -- P. O. Box 4337, Meridian, MS 39304-4337
Submitted on Wed Jan 21 13:28:40 EST 1998


Looking for any information on Testement, James Barton. He married Amelia Catherine Henry. Where does the name Testement come from? Thanks Patsy Testement
Patsy Testement -- 1669 Flowery Branch Road, Auburn, GA 30011-2110
Submitted on Tue Jan 20 01:43:52 EST 1998


I am interested in finding info on a sherrif MAXWELL of Putnam Co. Isuspect somewhere in the mid-1860's. Supposedly this is my kin. Wehave a family cemetary in Baxter for the MAXWELLS. Also looking foran Orphanage in Nashville. My gggrandmother was put in a Methodistchildren's home at the age of 5. Her name was Cassie Betty PAVO b. inWaverly, TN. Father's name was Thomas PAVO. Backrground-France.
Toni Vogel -- 4625 Lime St., Cocoa, FL 32926
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 20:00:26 EST 1998


CARR KERR / JONATHON REDMOND CARR/ ELIGAH WATSON CARR/ GEORGEWASHINGTON CARR this carr ine is my line i am bob carr my grandgeorge washington carr has 5 unmarked graves with his grave in theputnam county cemetry graves in his plot are themackies and carrs does anyone know of others that may be buried withhim i suspect that eligah is buried also there . can anyone help?? bob carr
bob carr
Submitted on Fri Jan 16 15:37:58 EST 1998


Looking for information on JACK ANDERSON. He lived in Silver Point in 1914. My father was born in 1914 in Silver Point. He was married twice. 1st to a Clara Carr need information on her also. There was two children (Elija and Opal) Elija went to Indiana or Illinois??. Know nothing about Opal. 2nd Marriage was to a Nora Francis Oaks. She had been married prior to Jack. Need to know maiden name before Oaks. She had one son (Dale Oaks) whereabouts unknown. Need any information on these. Would like all or any info about Parents,brothers,sisters. Thanks.
Robert Anderson -- Po. Box 1326, Harriman, TN 37748
Submitted on Thu Jan 15 13:23:47 EST 1998


Need information on Guardian or Indenture Bonds for Pinkney & Timothy HERRON, HERRIN. Pinkney was born Dec. 1849 & was living with Charlie & Elvira Crook, 1860 census. Timothy was born Dec. 18, 1853 & was living with Robert & Jane Gentry. Also need information on their parents, John Clinton & Sarah.
Barbara Dewar
Submitted on Thu Jan 15 02:28:05 EST 1998


My name is Delbert D Crowell. This a correction to a previous Query submitted. My father was, Lawrence Cass CROWELL b:1883 Lucas CO Iowa d:1962.My grandfather was Adolphus D CROWELL b:1837 Putnam CO Tenn d:1936.My Great Grandfather was Charles N CROWELL b:1837 d:1905,(Married to a Woman one half Cherokee.My Grandparents had 8 children,The first was James Newland CROWELL b:1880 d: 1962 .they Moved to Lucas CO Iowa in the late 1800's Where My Father was Born (The 2nd off Eight Children). They Moved back to Putnam CO Tenn Where other Children were born. After some time they moved to Riverton Fremont CO Iowa where the remaining chldren were born and remained there. My Grandmother was Sara Ann Middleton Possibly from Putnam CO Tenn. I would very much like to hear from anyone that can help with additional information about othe links to my Family History. My snail mail address is: 4761 Rahway Dr San Jose,Ca 95111. E-Mail deldecom2@earthlink.net.
Del Crowell -- 4761 Rahway Dr, San Jose , CA 95111
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 16:58:09 EST 1998


I am looking for any information on GRAGG family in Putnam Co. and Overton Co. Tennessee
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 18:39:38 EST 1998


I am searching for info about the following ancestors: HenriettaPhoebe JARED (b. 1856), daughter of Jackson JARED (b. 1830) andMartha HUDDLESTON (b. 1834). Henrietta's husband was John DouglasTALLANT (b. 1860), son of Thomas Asbury (or Asberry) TALLANT (b.1834) and Matisha MAYNARD (b. 1838). Any leads would be greatlyappreciated. I am happy to share the information Ihave.
Amy Hiatt
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 23:54:06 EST 1998


Looking for any living relatives of William GILLIAM or GILLIEM, bornin Rhea Co, Tn. lived in Putnam Co. Was a Sgt. in Union Army inCivil War. m. SusanTAYLOR.
Charles Cooper -- Box 1913, Springtown, TX 76082
Submitted on Mon Jan 12 17:55:09 EST 1998


Please contact me if you are familiar with any of these surnames. From 1800-1900. They were also in Overton Co., TN. Thanks
Mary Galgan
Submitted on Mon Jan 12 01:35:36 EST 1998


The family of Yancey MALONE lived in Buffalo Valley, DeKalb(Putnam)County. My link is Julia (daughter or sisster) of William Josiah MALONE. William was a son of Yancey.William was born at Yancey's home 5 July 1849. William served the Confederacey in Shaws Company, Company E., 43rd Tennessee Infantry. William J. Malone married Margaret Elizabeth (??) on 20th August 1867 in DeKalb County. What I need is a connecting link for Julia. .
Johnie Grimes -- RT 2 Box 322, Idabel, OK 74745
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 11:44:25 EST 1998


I am looking for information on my gggrandfather Thomas Phillips born about 1834 and was in the Civil War. His son David Nelson Phillips my ggrandfather born about Dec 1856. My Grandfather was William Calvin Phillips born 11-10-1885 died 1-22-76. Many thanks for any info.
David F. Phillips -- Sparta Pike Hwy 70, Lebanon, TN 37090
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 18:52:18 EST 1998


I am looking for information concerning a GEORGE W. MCDONALDthat was the captain of the 17th Tenn. infantry reg. company k.I am a civil war re-enactor, and know someone who protrays him.any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.Thank you kindly for your time.cheers,Miss Abigail Mannering
Submitted on Sat Jan 10 23:53:50 EST 1998


Looking for the parents of Hester "Easter" LYNN born 14 Feb. 1805 in North Carolina. Died 8 May 1884 in Buffalo Valley, Putnam, Tennessee. Married in Tennessee Joseph BARTLETT. Thanks, Jan
Jan Hoeft -- 69804 Sparks Station Road, Pendleton, OR 97801
Submitted on Fri Jan 9 22:56:24 EST 1998


Subject: My name is Delbert D CROWELL. I'm Researching My Crowell Family History Believed to have resided in Putnam County in the mid to late 1800's. My Great Grandfather was J.N. CROWELL,Married to a Cherokee Woman. They had several Children (don't how many). My Grandparents Had one Child and later moved to Lucas Iowa where my Father (the 2nd of 8) Chidren was born in 1883, and back to Putnam County sometime after that where some of the younger children were born. They Again later moved to Fremont County Iowa and stayed. I would like to learn more about The CROWELL family in Tenn and where the lived prior.Any Information will be greatly appreciated
D el CROWELL -- D D Crowell 4761 Rahway Dr, San Jose, CA 95111
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 22:39:47 EST 1998


Researching the following surnames (and many others!) in this area. Will gladly share all info! ANGEL, William 1832 Bledsoe Co., TN BLAYLOCK, Thomas 1581 Cumberland, Eng. BURGESS, William 1630 Eng. CAMPBELL, Lucas 1757 Rockland Co., NY CREESON, ? 1800 1830 KY>TN COX, William abt. 1880 TN DRIVER, Burrell abt. 1810 NC>TN FREEMAN, Rachel 1840 TN HALL, William abt. 1785 HUNTER, Mary ìPollyî 1778 NC>White Co.,TN KNOX, David C. Knox 1790 SC>1860 TN, LOWE, Andrew R. 1755 MD>TN MARSH, John Surry Co., NC MOONEYHAM, Thomas bef 1740 NC>TN NEELY, Nancy 1770 NC NEWBY, Abel 1775 VA NORRIS, Abner, 1758 RASH, William Thomas RUTHERFORD THOMAS, Sally 1750 TOLER, John 1740 TUCKER, Elijah G. 1832, NC WARNER Lucinda 1815 KY>TN Visit my Homepage at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/b/e/l/Mary-E-Bell/
Mary Tucker Bell -- 1262 Bolin Rd., Crossville, TN! 38555
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 14:18:33 EST 1998


Looking for any info on Rosie MILLER BRYANT BOWMAN she was my grandmother and delivered alot of the babies in the area of Cookville route 2 don't know much about her family i was told her father was William MILLER.
Larell Hill Anthoney
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 13:38:01 EST 1998


My grandfather Stephen Holladay MORROW m. Lucy GOOLSBY on 15 April 1906 in Baxter, Putnam County. Stephen, known as "Nat" was killed in Buffalo Valley on 4 Aug 1909. I have been attempting for five years to gain access to the "Old Courthouse" files seeking a record of trial on Oscar and Edgar MOSS who were tried for the killing. Oscar was convicted and sent to the state prison. Edgar was acquitted. Any help in gaining access to these records would be greatly appreciated.
Bill Morrow -- 9330 Meaux Drive, Houston, TX 77031
Submitted on Wed Jan 7 10:46:55 EST 1998


I would like to find someone in Putnam County who is able to take a photo of my ggggrandparents headstone. Their names are William Campbell SMITH and Rebecca SWACK SMITH. I will gladly pay for their time.
Michele Norton -- 4704 East 71st Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
Submitted on Tue Jan 6 18:35:03 EST 1998


Would appreciate hearing from anyone doing research on Elijah Hickey and Richard "Dickie" Herron/ Herren ---Will be glad to share information --
F. B. Roberts
Submitted on Tue Jan 6 00:52:44 EST 1998


GREEN(E), GRAGG Would like to share information on Rachel GREEN(E) who married Tipton GRAGG. They were from NC and initially settled with other GREEN(E)S in Bledsoe Co., TN in 1830s.Tipton, Rachel's father, John, and brothers Hardin and Enoch later moved to Overton County, TN.
Submitted on Sun Jan 4 18:09:17 EST 1998


Hello, I am Dr. Richard Cantrell and I was raised in Albany, Georgia. I was born in 1954 and my father was James Howard Cantrell. He was born in March 1915 or 1916, probably in Tennessee, his father was Marion CANTRELL. He supposedly was married to a Cherokee Indian, last name FRYE or FRY. As both grandparents passed on prior to my birth and my father spoke little of them except of his Indian heritage, I have little to go on. I know that my Grandparents were married in Tennessee probably at the turn of the century give or take ten years but I don't know the county or anything like that and I know that the Cantrell's came to Tennessee from Georgia or South Carolina. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Richard Cantrell, PhD., NMD.
Submitted on Sat Jan 3 22:46:18 EST 1998


Chamberlin Belk BILBREY (1837-1906) Civil War blacksmith for North. He married Adaline ROBBINS in Overton Co. TN. It is told in our family history that his mother, Eliza BELK BILBREY (1816-AFT. 1870) was Cherokee. Eliza had a sister Barbary who m. Hansford BILBREY then 2nd, Hansford WILLIAMS in Overton Co. TN - these two sisters were dau. of Chamberlain BELK & Nancy BEALE of Lincoln Co. NC. Chamberlain BELK's P. was John Belk who m. Susanna WEST. Chamberlain BILBREY's Civil War pension papers, list him as over 6' tall with black hair and black eyes. I would love to prove the CHEROKEE CONNECTION. Please snailmail me: Ann Duncan KUNKEL, N12911 Resewood Ave. Greenwood, WI 54437 or akunkel@badger.tds.net. Thanks.
Ann Duncan KUNKEL
Submitted on Fri Jan 2 15:04:26 EST 1998


I am looking for information on the HARLEY, STAFFORD and SWEARENGIN families in Jackson, Overton, and Putnam Counties. These families apparently came from North Carolina to Tennessee at an early date and there were many marriages between them. I am especially interested in the ancestors of Robert and Joseph SWEARENGIN who were enumerated with Hiram and Elizabeth STAFFORD HARLEY (of Jackson County, Tn.) on the 1860 census in Webster County, Missouri. These children were born in about 1851/52 and 1856/57 respectively, Robert listed as born in Tennessee and Joseph listed as born in Missouri.On Joseph's death certificate his parents are listed as John E. SWEARENGIN and his mother as_______ HARLEY. It is known that Elizabeth HARLEY, daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth STAFFORD HARLEY married Hugh SWEARENGIN and that they moved to Greene, then to Webster County, Missouri sometime before the 1860! census was taken.
Norman D. Price -- Rt.1 Box197K, Bates City, MO 64011
Submitted on Thu Jan 1 22:01:39 EST 1998


I have limited info to trade on the above referenced families.present to early 1800s
Patricia Martin -- 702 W. Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Submitted on Thu Jan 1 11:27:03 EST 1998


I am looking for information on the parents of James Jackson, born March 6, 1843, married Sarah Jane Graham, daughter of Asa and Sarah Graham, died December 25, 1895 and is buried at Sand Springs Cemetery in Putnam County, Tennessee.
Patricia Martin -- 702 W. Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Submitted on Thu Jan 1 11:38:26 EST 1998

Ken Stewart Thursday Jan 1 09:34 1998
I am trying to find the name of my gggrandfather, his son was William Calvin Stewart, born 6/27/1866 and died 2/4/1962 at Boma, TN.

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