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May-July 1998 Archived Queries

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I am looking for the entry of marriage for Roland B STAFFORD and Emily Elizabeth Hamlet, the marriage occured sometime between 1900 and 1920. I am also looking for the 1910 Census entry for all people with the STAFFORD surname, along with the entry for John J and Vina J HAMLET. Would also be interested in the 1900 entry for John J and Vina J HAMLET. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Jim Hall
Jim Hall
Submitted on Tue Jul 28 05:40:05 EDT 1998


Lewis MEDLEY and Mary Russell MEDLEY were living in Putnam Co., TN in the 1870 Census. The Census shows them with the following children: Thomas R. MEDLEY (b. Abt. 1854), Nancy A. MEDLEY (b. Abt. 1857), Rebecca MEDLEY (b. Abt. 1859), May MEDLEY (b. Abt. 1863), Tennessee MEDLEY (b. Abt. 1865), William S. MEDLEY (b. Abt. 1868) and Martha A. MEDLEY (b. July 1872). Nancy A. MEDLEY married William GOODMAN (b. Abt. 1848). May MEDLEY married John D. WEBB on October 13, 1880. Martha A. MEDLEY married Albert S. CHATMAN (b. Abt. 1866) about 1893. Would like to contact any of their descendants.
Richard T. Russell -- 24 South Germantown Road, Chattanooga,, TN 37411-4228
Submitted on Mon Jul 27 12:54:11 EDT 1998


Submitted on Sun Jul 26 22:48:22 EDT 1998


I'm looking for the parents and ancestors of Francis(es). Francis(es) M. (Frank) JONES m. Antha (Anthay) HASSLER/HEASLER/HOSLER 21 Sep. 1891. Antha died approx. 1912 and was buried in Brotherton Cemetery. Francis remarried and possibly moved out of the area(?) Appreciate the help and willing to share what info I have, which is the younger generation.
Joan Gooding
Submitted on Sat Jul 25 20:49:23 EDT 1998


Interested in sharing information on the families of James WILLIAMSON b.c. 1855, d. 1938 and buried in Smyrna, TN. He married Adeliene JOHNSON, b.c.1850s, d. 1912. James' parents were: Thomas WILLIAMSON b. 1818 probably TN and m. Mary ?? Who are the parents of Adeleine JOHNSON WILLIAMSON? Who was James' mother? Did James have any siblings? Did Adeliene have any siblings?
Terry Depp -- 7300 Glastonbury Rd., Knoxville, TN 37931-1815
Submitted on Thu Jul 23 20:36:47 EDT 1998


Interested in sharing information on the family of John Allen WILLIAMS, b.c. 1850s, not sure where, but married Dora Ann BYERS c. 1870s-1880s. They did live in Putnam County. Want to know who his parents were and any siblings.
Terry Depp -- 7300 Glastonbury Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931-1815
Submitted on Thu Jul 23 20:30:18 EDT 1998


Seeking info about James JACKSON, b: 1880 in Tennessee, and his wife, Mary Etta ROCKWELL, b: 1882 in Cookeville, TN. James' parents were James JACKSON and Jane GRIMES. James and Mary Etta were married January 25, 1900, in Putnam Co., TN. They had 13 kids: Johnson, Thurman, Dee, "Tip", Tom, Doyle, "Tiny", Elese, Josy, Robby, Beulah, Barbara, and Gustava. Please respond to cj-bslarson@juno.com. Thanks,
Craig J. Larson
Submitted on Wed Jul 22 19:27:12 EDT 1998


Anyone out there working on the WHITEFIELDs/WHITFIELDs that lived in Jackson, Smith, and Putnam counties? In 1850 there were Wm., Josiah, John, & Carter WHITEFIELD (all from NC) and their families, In 1870 a couple of the sons of above, including James Solomon and a possible uncle P.? were living in Smith Co. Some of the above children also went to Putnam Co.
C. Riley Holley -- PO Box 117 , Brooks, GA 30205
Submitted on Tue Jul 21 23:17:03 EDT 1998


CANTRELL, GENTRY...Looking for info on the John & Barbary __CANTRELL family who resided in Jackson co.TN in 1850, Putnam co. in 1860 & in Metcalfe co. KY in 1870. John CANTRELL-CANTWELL was b. ca 1818 in Franklin co. Indiana to Mark CANTRELL. Barbary b. ca 1824 in TN may have been a GENTRY or a GUTHRY.. John & Barbary were last found in Metcalfe co. KY in 1875 when they signed the marriage papers for son John M. CANTWELL to marry Elizabeth MANNING. Children of John sr. & Barbary included: Nancy CANTRELL b. c1842... Wm.Thomas CANTRELL b. c1845 mar. Susanna DAVIS in Putnam co.date?... James Marshall CANTRELL b. c1847 mar, Emma ROQUE in 1872 in TX... Susanna A.CANTRELL b. c1849... Mary Polly N.CANTRELL b. c 1852... John Milton CANTRELL b. 1858... H.C. ( male) b. c 1862... Any help greatly appreciated
JoAnn Cantrell -- Rt.6, Box 308, McAlester, , OK 74501
Submitted on Tue Jul 21 19:33:36 EDT 1998


Am trying to trace the decendants and parents/siblings of Henry Blanton CLARK b: 1802 in Amherst Co., VA. married Martha BROWN. Their son Morris Brown CLARK was born 26 Oct. 1841 in Cookeville. m: Nancy HUGHES RAGLAND daug of William RAGLAND & Martha Biggers HUGHES. The BROWN & HUGHES connect as Martha Browns father Maurice BROWN married a Catherine HUGHES. Any help appreciated, will share/exchange information.
Deb Clark Schafer -- P.O. Box 60081, Bakersfield, CA 93386
Submitted on Sat Jul 18 18:40:20 EDT 1998


My grandfather was born approx 1865 and died approx 1948. He lived the majority of his life in Putnam county. He was a sherrif at one time but farmed by lease most of the time. He was of Irish ancestry. He was married twice with his first wife dying and his second wife being my grandmother whom he married when he was approx 40 years old her being 20 years younger. Her name was Margaret Howard. Thank you.
Jane Pearson
Submitted on Fri Jul 17 00:16:57 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Eliza (Belle?) NEIGHBORS b. abt. 1873 in Putman Co., Tn. d. ? in Alabama. Spouse # 1- ? RICHARDSON had 3 children all born in Baxter or Cooksville, Tn. Their names are: Fanny RICHARDSON, Jewel RICHARDSON, Harvey RICHARDSON. ? RICHARDSON died and Eliza married spouse # 2 - DR. A.S. WHITEHEAD b. abt.1870 in Putman Co., Tn.
Nancy Livecy
Submitted on Wed Jul 15 06:56:46 EDT 1998


Looking for information on a Dr. A. (Asbury?) Sterling WHITEHEAD b. abt. 1870 Putman County, Tn.. d. 1943/1944 in Alabama. Married Spouse # 1 abt.1890 had 2 children. Wife and children died. Spouse # 2 Eliza (NEIGHBORS) RICHARDSON b. abt. 1873 Putman Co., Tn. A.S. and Eliza children are: Ruby WHITEHEAD, Dr. Edmund WHITEHEAD, Dr. T.W. (THOMAS WORTH) WHITEHEAD, Naomi WHITEHEAD, Belton WHITEHEAD, Clemmie WHITEHEAD. DR. A.S. WHITEHEAD pat. Quick Relief and a cough sryup.
Nancy Livecy
Submitted on Wed Jul 15 06:44:26 EDT 1998


I am searching for any information anyone has on my great great grandparents Thomas Ira McCaleb and Mary Garrett. Thomas was born in Putnam county in 1856. This is all I know about them. Does anyone know anything else about them?????
Patricia Winters
Submitted on Mon Jul 13 23:12:27 EDT 1998


I'm looking for imformation on curusoe BUCK. he was a slave of either the VICKERS or WHITE family in putnam county. He lived in tennessee until his death in the 1920's range. Looking for which family enslaved him.
Tracy Johnson -- 37071 Mulberry, clinton township, MI 48036
Submitted on Sat Jul 11 01:42:53 EDT 1998


I am trying to identify the family of PHOEBE AYERS, b 1822, married to Willliam Mackie, b 1820, in Putnam County, Tn. They had a son John Mackie, b 25 Sept. 1842 in Putnam County. John died 4 October 1920 in Missouri. Would appreciate any info on family members, births, deaths, or cemetery where buried. Also any information on the Mackie or Swearingin family as what I have is very limited.
Jeri Woolsey Hornkohl
Submitted on Sun Jul 12 22:18:33 EDT 1998


All my DIXON line comes from Putnam Co, Tn, along with the TABOR and BREWINGTON families. I have dates and places but no other information. Any help from anyone would be appreciated. Billy Dixon
William H Dixon JR -- 528 Jouner Rd, Crawfordsville, AR 72327
Submitted on Sat Jul 11 22:58:17 EDT 1998


My E-mail address has changed and I've learned more, therefore I am reposting my information and request for help. With a lot of help from web friends, I have located my grandfather, John S. HENRY, his brother, Jasper and their father, William on the 1880 Census of Putnam County. The name I was given for William's father is Ligeard HENRY, who married Nancy THOMAS. His son William b. 1850, married Frances WATSON b. 1844. John S HENRY married Florence MARTIN, (in the 1880s). She was the sister of Julius, Spurgeon, "Doc", Ett, W. Green, Christopher Columbus, Nancy and John Gordon MARTIN. They were children of Julius Caesar MARTIN and Fannie WATSON. >From family stories, I know they lived in several counties of East-Middle Tennessee. John S. and Florence moved to Nashville in the early 1900's and lived on Main Street, where my grandmother ran a tourist home. I would appreciate any information on any of these names.
Pat Vance
Submitted on Sat Jul 11 11:13:37 EDT 1998


PORTER, Virgil Steven born 17 Nov 1876 in Cooksville, Putnam Co., TN. Migrated to New Mexico at unknown time. Looking for parents and siblings.
Bill Bickley
Submitted on Wed Jul 8 17:21:52 EDT 1998


Sarah " Sally " ( Roberson ) CARTWRIGHT is found living with her parent's , Moses ROBERSON and Naomi "Oma" CHOATE in every census from 1850 to 1870 . All the time she keeps having additional children at each census taking , no husband is listed .She is listed in the 1850 White Co. Census , all the Census' thereafter she is listed in the Putnam Co. Census , 4th District . This family lived in the Sand Springs area of Putnam Co. She started going by Sarah CARTRITE , although I can't find a record of marriage or anyone by the name of CARTWRIGHT in this area . Her children as I have them ; (1) Rosetta ROBERSON , b. 1852 ; (2) Charles Patrick Roberson , b. 1855 ; (3) Rhoda Ann ROBERSON , b. 1858 ; (4) Martha or Margurette CARTWRIGHT , b. 1863 ; (5) Elvy CARTRITE , b 1867 ; (6) Oma Lee CARTWRIGHT , b 1870 ; (7) Moses CARTWRIGHT , b 1875 , all born in Putnam Co. , Tn. I am seeking any info about this family , mainly who was the father of these chidren ? Lyndon Key , 6119 Buck Mtn. Rd. , Cookeville , Tennessee
Lyndon Key
Submitted on Wed Jul 8 12:41:51 EDT 1998


I am trying to find the name of my great grandfather. My father's name was JOHN WESLEY WATSON. His father's name was GEORGE WHITFIELD WATSON. There is a possibility that his father's name was BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WATSON. GEORGE WHITFIELD WATSON moved to FANNIN CO., TX in the late 1800's. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Maxine Hassell
Submitted on Tue Jul 7 23:47:07 EDT 1998


Hoping to find descendants of William Allen Swack (born 1825) and Margaret. They had nine children: Lidia, John, Rebecca, Samantha, Sarah, Fannie, William, Perlina, and Ida. Allen Swack died around 1880. I would love to find his burial place. Thanks!
Michele Norton -- 4704 East 71st St., Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
Submitted on Mon Jul 6 18:16:30 EDT 1998


Looking for any info on JAQUESS
Lynn E. Jaquess
Submitted on Mon Jul 6 15:23:31 EDT 1998


My grandmother's name is Sally Beatrice MAXWELL, born 9-17-1903; there is a number on her birth certificate:P55766; she was born in Dekalb County, TN. Her fathers name James Gordon MAXWELL born 5-21-1880; Baxter, TN. Her mothers name is Annie Laura APPLE born 8-20-1881 Chestnut Mound, TN. They were married on July 5, 1899, and divorced, date unknown. Annie married Marion Eugene STEWART date unknown. Sally Beatrice MAXWELL married Leslie Monroe BRADBURY, unknown date and lived in Moseley, Va.
Karen Worsham -- 306 Westwind Drive, Springfield, TN 37172
Submitted on Fri Jul 3 23:32:19 EDT 1998


I amd trying to locate any info on the family of Elizabeth "Betty" REX. She married William WRAY/RAY they lived in Putnam Co. He died abt 1878-79 prior to the birth of their son William. William was supposedly raised by Pete Ballard and went by the name of Pete WRAY.
Mary Neely -- 634 Potomac Dr, Clarksville, TN 37043
Submitted on Fri Jul 3 21:05:34 EDT 1998


Looking for info on Rebecca Winchester d/o John F. married William COATNEY/COURTNEY in 1880 in Putnam Co.
Mary Neely -- 634 Potomac Dr, Clarksville, TN 37043
Submitted on Fri Jul 3 21:01:19 EDT 1998


Looking for info on Wm. COATNEY/COURTNEY maybe s/o Frances, who lived with the MEDLEY family in 1870 Census, he married Rebecca Winchester in 1880.
Mary Neely -- 634 Potomac Dr, Clarksville, TN 37043
Submitted on Fri Jul 3 20:58:27 EDT 1998


Joseph PEARSON, born 1808 in Cookeville, Putnam Co, married Tempie CLARK. He died (Cookeville?)Aug 1864. Tempie died (in Putnam Co.) in 1886. Need information on their 9 children: the first 4 were born in Jackson Co., then the family returned (?) to Putnam Co.,where the rest were born. Children's names: Amanda, Elizabeth, Sion J., Hugh, Nancy M., Samuel P., William B., Joseph. L., and Newton J.. Any information will be deeply appreciated!
Pam Miller -- 713A 2nd Ave E., Jerome, ID 83338-2413
Submitted on Sun Jun 28 12:18:41 EDT 1998


1860 Putnam Co. Tenn. pg # 34 Dwl # 217 Robert Howard and his family are living next door to his daughter, Rutha and her husband, William F.Sullins. In 1850 the Howard family were living in White Co. The Children are Mary b 1826, Martha b 1828, Samuel b 1830, Rebecca b 1832, Isaac b 1834, Rutha b 24 Feb 1837 m 24 April 1856 to William F. Sullins and died in Washita Co. Ok 21 May 1903. Allen b 1839, Jane b 1840, James b 1842, Thomas b 1840, Pateina b 1846, Sarah b 1848 and Catharine b 1849. These dates are ca as they were taken from the Census record and it seems that all are born in Tn. Any help on Robert Howard and his family would be appreciated as to his parents and siblings and Nancy's (his wife) family. Rutha is my ggggrandmother and she died 9 days before her great grandson, my dad, was born.
Nela M. Hall
Submitted on Sat Jun 27 16:26:07 EDT 1998


Ron Johnson
Submitted on Fri Jun 26 22:08:16 EDT 1998


I am seeking information on SAMUEL ALLEN PATTON b. 1823 and his wife ELIZABETH EVELINE MARTIN, b. 1828 and d. 1882, and their children. The names of their sons were Samuel Turner Patton b. 1850, William Melborn Patton b. 1854, James Wesley Patton b. 1856, Donald Lafayette Patton b. 1860, John Morgan Patton b. 1862 or 1865 and Robert Lee Patton b. 1866. I believe that Elizabeth is buried in the Bass Cemetery in Wilson County. My limited information is that they came to Putnam County, TN from Carter County, TN in about 1864. Samuel Patton was listed as a wagon maker in 1850. He may have died before 1870 since I am not able to locate him on the census index. Elizabeth Patton may have been living in Wilson County with one of her sons at the time of her death in 1882.
Teri Gregg
Submitted on Fri Jun 26 12:55:05 EDT 1998


Looking for info.on William H,Maynard born in 1850s in Tn. married Rosetta Holley? in early 1890s had a son Robert "Bob" Maynard married Nancy Cansady Hedgecough 1913.William may have brothers John,James and a sister Polly married to Jack Brown.Would like to have any info. on these famlies.William died July 1910 Rosetta died 1920s These famlies lived in the Baxter,Tn. area.Do you know who Williams "Bill" parents were? May have other wives?
Pete Sellers
Submitted on Sat Jun 20 18:25:30 EDT 1998


I'm seeking to correspond with descendants and researchers of William and Nancy HENDRICKS McCORMICK in Overton, Putnam and White counties. I'm currently compiling my 21 years of research on this family into a book to be printed in three months and need help tracing their descendants.
Donna L. Marsh -- 712 Airways Circle, Nashville, TN 37214
Submitted on Sat Jun 20 13:22:05 EDT 1998


I am seeking information regarding Noah Duke dob Jan. 14,1877 died Aug. 18,1959 and Oregon McCaleb Duke dob May 23, 1881 died Dec. 14,1957. Both persons are buried in Cookeville City Cemetary. I am searching for information on their Duke lines. My grandfather was John Duke. Noah Duke is one of my ancestors. Any information appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Shannon Dorr
Submitted on Fri Jun 19 15:57:52 EDT 1998


Need to know who were the parents of Samuel Maxwell. He first appeared in Montgomery Co. Va. in 1801 and he owned a mule at that time. He married Martha Patton there in 1802 and stayed there until 1806. He was commissioned a Captail in the Tn Milita in 1809. He foughe with Andrew Jackson in the war of 1812 and then raise 11 children in Jackson Co. before he died in 1848. He is buride in the Maxwell Cem.
Harry L. Maxwell -- 745 Spring Valley Rd. , Cookeville, TN 38501
Submitted on Wed Jun 17 22:38:51 EDT 1998


1820 Census, JACKSON COUNTY, TN Three (3) DAVIS families listed. JOHN, JAMES, JOSHUA JOHN A. DAVIS born 1804 in Virginia 1827 Franklintown, Williamson County, TN Marriage J.A. Davis & Martha J. Ingram 5 Sept 1827 1850 Census Line # 45 John Davis 46, wife Martha 44, F) Harriet 21, F) Elizabeth 14, M) James 11, F) Polly M. 9, M) Thomas L. 3, M) John C. 2 Land: John Davis owned his own land Oct 1853: Pigeon Roost Creek, Putnam County; Land: Willis Davis receives land. 1854 Putnam County Tax List: Willis is listed, but not father John. Civil War: Willis did not fight in Civil War 1860 CensusJohn probably died between 1857 and 1860 John & Martha Davis' last child, a little girl, was born in 1858.She was identified on the 1860 census, Cookeville, Putnam, TN as "idiot." Burial: Davis Cemetery in Cookeville, Putnam, TN.The Davis Cemetery, Putnam County, TN is named for John Davis. 1860: Line # 57 Willis Davis 21, wife Mary Phy 21, M) John 3, F) Martha 4, F) Mali (can not real rest of n
Nina (Davis) Miller
Submitted on Mon Jun 15 02:26:57 EDT 1998


COLUMBUS JACKSON DAVIS. Enlisted as private in 9/1/1862 in COOKVILLE, TN. Was eventurally promoted to Capt. Pension #8829 Filed 3/2/1907 from Putnam County. Captured at Battle of Parker's Crossroads on 12/31/1862. Exchanged in 3/1863. Paroled at Washington GA on 5/9 1865. born 8/8/1840. Died 2/7 1917. married ALMIRA PENDERGRASS. Buried in the West Cemetery on West Cemetery Rd. Son of HENRY DAVIS and Susannah WEST Widow's pension #6680 filed 3/29/1917 from Putnam County for Almira. She was born in WHITE County on 2/12/1841.She married C.J. Davis on 3.29/1860 at her fathers' house (Jesse PENDERGRASS). She stated that they had ten children of the union. J.H. DAVIS (NEPHEW OF C.J.) vouched for the application as a veteran of the 8th Cav. IS NEPHEW, J.H. Davis, JAMES H. DAVIS? born 11 Mar 1840 Jackson County, TN . His PARENTS, father, John A.DAVIS, mother Martha J. INGRAM.. MARRIED Sarah E. McDONALD, 23 Dec 1866, Waynesboro, WAYNE County, TN. What the "H" stands for??
Nina (Davis) Miller -- 2382 East 1200 North, Layton, UT 84040 801-5447454
Submitted on Thu Jun 11 12:43:37 EDT 1998


My father was J.L. CORNWELL, b. 8/1/1923 d. 1989 in Texas, s/o John Lutter CORNWELL b. 10/5/1876 Gainsborough, Tn. d.1946 Texas. marr.12/25/1915 Sarah Katherine Atwood b. 4/20/1886 d.1/8/1975 s/o William Howard CORNWELL b. 3/29/1856 d.4/1/1920 marr. Louise Frances ( ?????) CORNWELL. Their children were Mary Eugene, John (Luta?), Cora Etta, Mack Harley, & O.Maggie. My gg-grandfather was possibly Willis CORNWELL b. 3/3/1827 d.5/5/1906. siblings of g-grandfather William Howard were Logan & Francis CORNWELL. Unless otherwise stated, I have reason to beleive my family were in this Co.in Tn. Are there any cousins researching this line of Cornwells? I want to hear from you SOON Thank you Keith CORNWELL
Keith Cornwell
Submitted on Thu Jun 11 12:14:07 EDT 1998


WILLIE MAE DAVIS b. 25 Oct 1890 Conway Co. AR married William Henry FERGUSON 30 June 1907, AR daughter of William G. DAVIS b. 11 Oct 1867 Putnam County, TN & Nancy Ellen McGINLEY b. 24 Jan. AR I have a note that says "Willie Mae Davis born 1890 WAS HALF CHEROKEE INDIAN" Does anyone know where the "HALF CHEROKEE INDIAN" came from. Which parent???? Would really appreciate any help or insight.
Nina (Davis) Miller -- 2382 East 1200 North, Layton, UT 84040 801-5447454
Submitted on Thu Jun 11 02:42:30 EDT 1998


I am searching for information on my ancestors who lived in Smith County in year 1850 name was Stephen Brenley born Tenn. or Ala. Married Polly or Mary Horton. Ch: Mahala, Hannah, George.
Carol Bayley
Submitted on Thu Jun 11 00:59:58 EDT 1998


mr douglas grave is in a cemetery very near the court house in cookeville I need the name of the cemetery. Mr Douglass's father was John Faust Douglass a judge in cookville in late 1800 or early 1900 thanks Broward Davis
Broward P. Davis -- po box 2467, Cashiers, NC 28717
Submitted on Wed Jun 10 11:16:20 EDT 1998


With a lot of help from web friends, I have located my grandfather, John S. HENRY, his brother, Jasper and their father, William on the 1880 Census of Putnam County. The name I was given for William's father is Ligard HENRY, who married Nancy THOMAS. His son William b. 1850, married Frances WATSON b. 1844. From family stories, I know they lived in several counties of East-Middle Tennessee. I would appreciate any information on any of these names.
Pat Vance
Submitted on Sat Jun 6 22:01:33 EDT 1998


PRENTICE, PRENTIS, PRENTISS. I am looking for any information on my relatives. I believe that some of them may have been buried in Buffalo Valley. If anyone with any information concerning my ancestors would please contact me, it would be greatly appreciated. The first ancestor I can identify is a Robert Prentis (DOB 1777), who may have been born in VA and served in the TN Militia in 1796. I am searching for information about his parents and siblings.
Fred Prentice -- 18 Woodland West, Heber Springs, AR 72543
Submitted on Sat Jun 6 03:46:12 EDT 1998


Trying to research John Alta COPLEY, my grandfather, married Belver FORD around Wilder/Monterey/Cookeville TN. Believe he was buried in Jamestown cemetary in 1960. Would like to correspond with any relatives. Originally from TN, now in CA. Thanks.
Sue Long
Submitted on Fri Jun 5 00:58:20 EDT 1998


Seeking look-up of the obituary of Malissa Gilliam Warren Willis who died 22 Sept 1942 and is buried in the Cookeville City Cemetery. I only know the last names of her two husbands. Many thanks in advance for your kindness. Marjorie Routh mkrouth@asheboro.com
Marjorie Routh
Submitted on Tue Jun 2 23:03:49 EDT 1998


Looking for any info: on Kernel Pickins Sims,married Licindia Clementine Anderson his father was Harvey Sims wife Betty ?\ her father was Ril Anderson wife Mary jane crockett the family was miners in the coal town of wilder,Kernel Pickens was a minister
Larry F.Sims -- 300 Rocky Rd., Dickson, TN 37055
Submitted on Tue Jun 2 20:03:43 EDT 1998


I am looking for the NELON family from the Putnam area. John B. and wife Mary lived in this area in the 1850-1870's. They had 9 children who stayed in the Tennesse area. Please contact me if you have this name in your database.
Robin Novo -- 13168 Alta Mesa Road, Herald, CA 95638
Submitted on Mon Jun 1 08:48:48 EDT 1998


Rhoda Rowene RECTOR was born in Putnam Co. 25 Oct.1864,daughter ofJohn RECTOR and Sarah WALKER. She married Erasmus Harvey ELDRIDGE30 November, 1890 in Puname Co. Erasmus was born 3 June 1868 inOverton Co., TN. Rhoda and Erasmus moved to Clay Co., MO by 1901. Does anyone have further information about these families. Wouldespecially appreciate more information on the RECTOR's, including grandparents for Rhoda and siblings.
Patsy Michaud
Submitted on Sun May 31 00:07:24 EDT 1998


Have proven Henry DAVIS from Putnam Co. was in the War of 1812. I found where some researchers think his father was Robert. I need to find proof that his father indeed was Robert DAVIS. Henry was married to Susanna WEST which is all documented. Actually, I am trying to find Henry DAVIS father.
Paula Warren -- 6020 Wilshire, Tyler, TX 75703
Submitted on Fri May 29 00:22:50 EDT 1998


Looking for Richard Cumby married to Nancy Blankenship. Last found them in the 1870 Census in Putnam Co. Need to know where buried and death dates. Nancy Blankenship was known to have been half Indian, not sure of tribe. These are my great, great grandparents. Believe Richard Cumby was in the US Calvary during Civil War and they lived in Cookville.
Paula Warren -- 6020 Wilshire, Tyler, TX 75703
Submitted on Fri May 29 00:13:11 EDT 1998


Looking for ANY information on LAYCOCK surname. Migrated from Orange Co., NC.
LeRoy Laycock
Submitted on Thu May 28 14:36:07 EDT 1998


Can anyone tell me what the Cemetery at Elmoretown , a community near Baxter , Putnam County , Tn. , is named and directions to it . My Grandmother , Ollie Robinson Myers Smith , before she died had said " her people " are buried there . I believe them to be the GENTRY side of the family .
Lyndon KEY -- 6119 Buck Mtn. Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506
Submitted on Thu May 28 13:02:47 EDT 1998


Looking for information on Thomas Paris Sims b. 8-16-1830 m Emeline Anderson b. abt. 1835. I know they were in Putnam county in 1854.
Gwendolyn Plyler
Submitted on Wed May 27 19:18:48 EDT 1998


Seeking information for MATHENEY Families of Monterey and Putnam Co TN. Only 4 individual names known: Chester Aubrey (Auborn), Kate, James, and Shirley Lee MATHENEY.
Lizann Gunter Matheney (1954 TX)
Submitted on Wed May 27 04:52:49 EDT 1998


I am trying to find info on my g grandfather, George Richard LEE and his father, Harmon Young LEE and his father William Browder LEE. George had 3 wives, Mary Docia WOMACH, Mary Emaline STEWART, and Martha WALLER. Harmon had 4 wives, Hixie WHITEHEAD, Demerius COLE, Nancy Jane STEWART, and Ianne KIRKLIN. William married Marinda ROBERTS. There are about 46 children between all of them. George lived in Boma, TN
Submitted on Mon May 25 17:39:10 EDT 1998


John T. WHITEFIELD b. 1 Oct 1780 N.C., wife Elizabeth THOMAS andchildren moved to White Co.Tenn. before 1830,in Jackson Co.1840 &1850, in Putnam Co. from 1860 on. William Whitefield's 2nd wifeLUCINDA (GENTRY?) md. ca. 1855. JEFFERSON DAVIS WHITEFIELD md.MARTHAELLEN ALCORN 4 Oct 1880. Martha's parents were Richard A. ALCORN &NANCY R. LEWIS. Who were parents of Lucinda? JEFF came to Tx.1900-1910, need to pinpoint year. Several of William's children cameto Tx. in late 1800's. I can help you on these.
Valesca McMillian -- 416 Comanche, Dublin, TX 76446
Submitted on Wed May 20 10:38:48 EDT 1998


My g grandmother was Caroline Jewel JARED (b1829 in AL). She married William OLIVER in 1847 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. They had seven children and lived in Lincoln, Bedford, and Davidson counties. I have been unable to identify Caroline's parents but feel that they must be tied to the Jackson-Putnam county Jared Families. Please help.
Robert F. Abbott -- 1109 Kenesaw St., Jonesboro, TN 72401-5127
Submitted on Mon May 18 10:15:32 EDT 1998


Would like to correspond with any decendants of Abraham Ford (b. Jan. 3, 1821 d. Dec. 14, 1890, in Sand Springs, Putnam Co., TN) who married Nancy Womack (b. Dec. 26, 1819 d. March 2, 1896, in Sand Springs, Putnam Co., TN). I am decended through their son Rev. William J. Ford (b. May 8, 1849 d. Jan. 21, 1929; buried near his parents in the Sand Springs Cemetery in Putnam Co., TN) who married Ferruby Phillips d/o Spencer and Rebecca Jackson Phillips (b. May 23, 1851 d. March 3, 1884). Abraham and his son Willie were both Baptist ministers. Abraham was Capt. of Confederate 25th TN INF., Co. K.
Dale Welch -- 303 Tayes Ave., Monterey, TN 38574-1060
Submitted on Mon May 18 09:35:26 EDT 1998


Would like to correspond with any decendants of Matthias Welch Jr. (b. abt. 1795 in NC d. Mar. 13, 1883 in Welch Hollow, Putnam Co., TN) and his wife Susan Ricketts (b. abt 1800 in NC d. Nov. 17, 1881 in Welch Hollow, Putnam Co., TN). I am decended through their son Alexander Welch (b. Nov. 29, 1842 in Welch Hollow d.Jan. 30, 1915, in Welch Hollow) and his wife Catherine Lee d/o Augustine and Rachel Nichols Lee (b. June 26, 1843 near Woodcliff, now Putnam Co., TN d. June 9, 1923, Welch Hollow).
Dale Welch -- 303 Tayes Ave., Monterey, TN 38574-1060
Submitted on Mon May 18 09:25:00 EDT 1998


Hello: I am interested in finding out about my gr-gr-grandparents, Allen BARGER and Nancy BULLOCK BARGER. I believe they once lived in Putnam Co. Allen was born ABT 1801 in Tennessee. Where, I don't know. Nancy BULLOCK was born ABT 1815 in TN. Where, I don't know. In 1829, I found a land grant issued to Allen BARGER for 100 acres of land in Morgan Co. Tn. I have a deed to that 100 acres of property in Morgan Co. Tn. but I can't find who Allen sold the property to before moving to Missouri in the late 1830's. I have information about Allen and Nancy BULLOCK BARGER from 1840 on but need information prior to 1840. The information I need is who was Allen and Nancy's Parents? When were Allen and Nancy married? I'm thinking somewhere between 1830-35. Were there siblings on each side of the family? Allen and Nancy were found in the 1840 Ripley Co. Missouri Federal Census. They had two children in 1840: Henry, age 5 born in Tn. and Martha Jane BARGER born in Tn. All four say they were born in Tn. Any
Carl Barger -- 315 East Cedar, Warren, TN 71671
Submitted on Sun May 17 23:47:23 EDT 1998


I am still hoping to find someone to take a photo of a headstone for me at West Cemetery in Putnam County.. I will gladly pay for your film and your time.
Michele Norton -- 4704 East 71st Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
Submitted on Sun May 17 21:40:32 EDT 1998


Researching Kuykendall of Putnam Co. Tenn. Olivia Jane Kuykendall,born in 1876 (married to Sterling H. Wall) I only have initials forher parents. Her father was W. T. Kuykendall, born about 1845. Her mother was S.C. Kuykendall, born about 1859. Brother was Isaac,born about 1878. Could be more children to follow. Anyone out therehave any further info?
L. Wall
Submitted on Fri May 15 22:17:49 EDT 1998


My grandmother, Edna Clay BURROUGHS, born in Putnam Cty 1898, daughter of James Paul BURROUGHS and Juda BURROUGHS nee ANDERSON, moved to Arkansas around turn of century. Two married daughters stayed, they were Lula RODGERS (BURROUGHS) and Lizzie RODGERS (BURROUGHS). They married Frank R. RODGERS and Joe RODGERS respectively. Lula had many children. I would like to talk to the RODGERS descendants or anyone with info re the BURROUGHS.
Jim Prange
Submitted on Fri May 15 19:36:00 EDT 1998


I am researching John G. DUKE and Mary Jane GENTRY. I know both families were very involved in the history of Putnam County. John was born in 1850, Mary Jane in 1855. Any information would be deeply appreciated. They are my children's gggrandparents. I am writing a book of family history for my children and grandchildren. Thanks.
Marianne Mittwede Ritchie
Submitted on Sat May 16 01:04:46 EDT 1998


Looking for all individuals by the surname of Judd who have resided in Putnam County
Submitted on Wed May 13 20:54:54 CDT 1998


Andrew JACKSON, bn 18 Jan 1803 NC died 02 Mar 1883 Rocky Point, Putnam Co, TN. Who were his parents? Where in NC did he come from? Andrew's wife was Christiana MADEWELL bn 18 Dec 1806 NC/TN? died 22 Apr 1870 Rocky Point, Putnam Co,TN. Both buried at Rocky Point. Who were her Parents? Where was she born? Their Children were Andrew,Jr md Nancy HICKS; John Washington aka "Fox" md Mary Polly WELCH; Elizabeth; Sarah md Charlie ROBERSON (S/Moses ROBERSON & Naomi CHOATE); Mary md Mr TARSCH?; Polly; Jane md Preston ROBINSON (S/James T ROBINSON & ?; Amy; Annie; James md Sarah Jane GRAHAM; and Lurany. I would like to learn more and update my info.
Michael Stephen "Steve" Jackson -- 202 East St. Clair Street, Freeburg, IL 62243-1243
Submitted on Tue May 12 01:27:01 CDT 1998


James JACKSON, Esq. was married to Saroah "Sally" COX. I believe that John JACKSON and Margaret ____? are James' parents. All three were listed as being born in SC. James about 1802, John and Margaret about 1775 and 1765 respectively. James died in 1853 or 1854. His will found on page 166 Will Book D White Co, TN. He resided in what would be Putnam Co,TN now. Saroah "Sally" COX bn 1796-1810? in NC. I am guessing she may have been the dau. of a Joseph COX and Abagail ___? Where did they come from before White/Putnam Co, TN ?
Michael Stephen "Steve" Jackson -- 202 East St. Clair Street, Freeburg, IL 62243-1243
Submitted on Tue May 12 01:13:33 CDT 1998


Relatives of Robert, Elbert or Abraham SPECK of Algood area: I am the granddaughter of Effye Marie Speck Speyer, sister of Elbert, and am the daughter of Kathryne. Mom was brought into the world by Dr. Tom Moore. I am looking for my lost relatives & would appreciate any help..
Submitted on Mon May 11 17:25:54 CDT 1998


HENRY: Jasper and John. John HENRY was my grandfather. I know little about his family. He married Florence MARTIN, in White County in the 1880's. They moved to Nashville in the early 1900's and lived on Main Street, where my grandmother ran a tourist home. I understand his brother Jasper HENRY lived in Putnam County. Have also heard he made have been from Sequatchie Co. Any information would be appreciated. If this is a duplicate post, please excuse it. I've not seen any of the posts I've put on since late March.
Patricia Vance
Submitted on Mon May 11 15:11:41 CDT 1998


The Douglases came from Coffee County and moved to Nashville around 1900. Robert Lewis DOUGLAS was my grandfather. Would love to learn more about them. They lived in Rutherford County for awhile. I've heard my dad, Hesker DOUGLAS say he met my mother in Putnam County. Would appreciate any information on these families.
Patricia Vance
Submitted on Mon May 11 15:08:14 CDT 1998


Edna Clay BURROUGHS, born Putnam County, May 7,1898. Father may have been James Paul BURROUGHS. Had older daughters, Elizabeth (Lizzie)and Loula. There were other siblings. Mother's name was Judy BURROUGHS, nee ANDERSON. Any information regarding this family would be greatly appreciated.
Jim Prange
Submitted on Sat May 9 21:08:38 CDT 1998


GREER, CREWS, LONG, SCOTT, GENTRY, TABOR- I am trying to locate any and all information concerning my family. I know that my great grandfather John M. Greer was born in Putnam County, 2-1855 and was the son of James Greer and Ann Tabor. I also know that he seemingly lived off and on in Monroe County, Kentucky and Clay County, Tennessee, moving back and forth for some unknown reason. I know he was married before he married my great grandmother Lizzie Scott in 4-1901 in Monroe County Kentucky. I have been unable to locate the Greers in the Census records from Putnam County - however from John's death certificate it is listed that he was born in Putnam County. Thank you for any help!!!
Gena Lacy -- 6352 Spencerville Road, Lima, OH 45806
Submitted on Mon May 4 12:50:19 CDT 1998


Searching for Thomas Smith and Nancy P. HARRIS SMITH, Nancy was the daughter of Joshua & Mary KNIGHT HARRIS. Thomas and Nancy P. were living with Wiley KNIGHT IN 1880 Jackson County census. Where did they go to? Did they go to Dekalb County TN.? Please any help appreciated.
Reda Knight Bilbrey -- 143 E. Volunteer Dr., Livingston, TN 38570-6184
Submitted on Sat May 2 22:33:55 CDT 1998


Searching for descendants of Samuel Harrison PAUL b. 1862 s/o Moses PAUL and Nancy KNIGHT PAUL. 1900 Putnam Co. census gave Samuel md. to Ellen ______ with a daughter named Sidney and a son John T. this family seems to be mixed up. Why can't we find this family today? Where is Sam buried? Would appreciate anything.
Reda Knight Bilbrey -- 143 E. Volunteer Dr., Livingston, TN 38570-6184
Submitted on Sat May 2 22:28:40 CDT 1998


Searching for information on the following: J.P. (John) GOOLSBY married Nancy Julia Ann (Fannie) HARRISON. J.P. was born 1851 in Putnam County. Fannie (Nancy Julia Ann) was born in 1860 in Putnam County. J.P. GOOLSBY's parents were Willie GOOLSBY and Nancy RIDGE (dates unknown). Nancy Julia Ann (Fannie) HARRISON's parents were Crockett HARRISON and Susan HILL (dates unknown). J.P. & Fannie (Nancy Julia Ann) GOOLSBY had 12 children: Oscal GOOLSBY, Sallie GOOLSBY, James GOOLSBY, Needer GOOLSBY, John Henry GOOLSBY, Willie GOOLSBY, Arthur GOOLSBY, Susie GOOLSBY, Lizzie GOOLSBY, Bessie GOOLSBY, Bertha Priscilla GOOLSBY, Joe GOOLSBY.
Stephanie Mullins -- 800 Saulter Road, Birmingham, AL 35209
Submitted on Sat May 2 13:37:16 CDT 1998


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