2004 Queries

Looking to share info on Allen and Jane ELIOTT in Cannon Co., TN.
Gay Nell Cantrell
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Submitted on Thu Dec 30 2004

Looking for info. on death of George W. Watson . My understanding Matilda died birthing John Miller born Dec. 18, 1850.
Property was sold and divived, by order of Cannon Co. commissioners one year provision pg. 275-276 Feb. 21, 1853 Benjamin Redman administrator.
My question to anyone searching George Watson. Did he die ? Shot as Sheriff of Cannon Co. 1852? or did he leave with another woman? It’s strange Matilda died age 40. and George age 49.
Jim Watson
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Submitted on Wed Dec 29 2004

Seeking info on Caterine REED, born 18 July 1785 in TN, married Isaac Johnson Sr. and Mary SATTERFIELD born 10 March 1813 in TN married James Reed Johnson. Lived in the Cannon Co. area.
Keith Johnson
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Submitted on Mon Dec 27 2004

Wondering if anyone has access to wills in Cannon Co. My great-grandfather, Robert Wilson Patterson, was living in Cannon County in the 1850 census. He will killed (apparently while cutting timber) in September 1867. I assume they were still living in Cannon County at his death. I would like to know if he left a will or if there was a guardian appointed for his infant children. His wife was Louisa and they had 8 children, the youngest only two when he died. I appreciate any help with this.
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Submitted on Wed Dec 22 2004

Looking for any records of birth for a person named John C. KERR, Born in White co. on April 19,1827. he was married to Catherine HENDRIX and had a son named Andrew j. KERR, born November 7,1853.
John Kerr — 246 Avora ct., Newport News, VA 23608
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Submitted on Thu Dec 16 2004

Seeking info on John HIGGINS , his son Wesley HIGGINS and his son Harris Wesley HIGGINS and my father Harris L. HIGGINS All in Cannon Co.
Dee Moore — 277 E Pebble Creek Terr Apt 106 , Mustang, OK 73064
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Submitted on Thu Dec 16 2004

Looking for further info on John WOOD. the first postmaster in Woodbury. I was wondering where he came from before he moved from Md. to N.C. then to TN. I am a direct descendant of John.
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Submitted on Thu Dec 16 2004

Looking for info for Jacob BURGER born @ 1786 and dies after 1853 such as wife, parentage, etc. He is living with daugther and son-in-law Robert and Caroline PATTERSON in 1850 Cannon census and seems to be related to Abraham & Samuel BURGER but I don’t know relationship. He may be a War of 1812 vet but I have little to go on besides census info.
David Russell
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Submitted on Tue Dec 7 2004

looking for j. tatum or jeff milligan son of laura mingle andw.p. press milligan. laura mingle was my grandaddys sister
david mingle
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Submitted on Sun Dec 5 2004


Looking for any info on Kimberly Denise Patterson, 36 born Sept 10, 1968. Her fathers name is Rodney Patterson and she has two sister LaNell, 34 and Melissa, 29. She went to school at cannon county high and i believe graduated there in 1987. She may be married now, but am not sure.

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Submitted on Fri Dec 3 2004

Looking for info on Malchisdeck FRANCIS (1835-cir 1905). He married Lucy J. (1839-cir 1905) circa 1858 and best I know he lived all his life in Cannon County. Will appreciate any help on the FRANCIS family.
Ed Waller
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Submitted on Mon Nov 22 2004

James Simmons b.1816, m. Matilda Byford parents of John E. Simmons b.1835, m. Lucinda Lewis, parents of Albert Newton Simmons b.1868. John E. Simmons’ Family from Ireland/and he was part Indian. Dark eyes, black hair; Union soldier in the civil war, 1861 to 1865. John Simmons’ children were Riley, Geo.and Prudence. I’m trying to trace the Indian. Prob. from Matilda Byford? John and Matilda were buried in Gilley Hill, TN.
Evelyne Campbell
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Submitted on Fri Nov 19 2004

Searching for any info on Isom/Isham Simmons and wife Catherine. Catherine may have been wife # 2 or previously married. They were in Cannon County 1860.Franklin County by 1870. Isom may have been son of James.
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Submitted on Mon Nov 15 2004

Does anyone work on Bogles? 1860 census of Cannon reads: Bogle, A J (Andrew) 46, Emily, 46, (Alexander) sons, James (M), 17, Samuel, 14 and G W McWhirter, 31, Male, Ca-193
In 1870 James M was made power of attorney for the parents.
Vera B Andrews — 1101 Climbing Rose Lane, Mishawaka, IN 46544
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Submitted on Thu Nov 11 2004

Need info. on Alexander Barrett. he had a son John (buster) Barrett who married Meda Williams. they had 2 childern faulkner and loren barrett.any info. would be appreciated
wayne williams
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Submitted on Wed Nov 3 2004

In 2003, I posted a query about Ivory SUMMERS and Jane (BYRD) SUMMERS. I would like to update my e-mail address, [email protected] Also please read my 2003 query and respond if you have any info.
Betty Summers
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Submitted on Tue Nov 2 2004

Still searching for burial site of Peter Reed and Delana Lassiter Reed. They lived mostly in the most eastern part of Rutherford County, but I believe them to be buried in Cannon County!
Jim Reed
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Submitted on Thu Oct 28 2004

Researching my roots in Coffee and Cannon counties.My gg grandfather’s name was Thomas Jefferson Mears he married Elizabeth Alexander daughter of Achellas aka Akelius and Betty Alexander of Woodbury,TN.Thomas’ daughter George Ada Mears married Herbert Hibberd of Summitville,TN who moved the family to Niles,MI.Hope to find family memebers to share data and old family photos.
John Walker — 1302 Broadway, Niles, MI 49120
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Submitted on Fri Oct 8 2004

My gggrandmother, Milly Jack Frances Berryhill married Alexander Sullins in Cannon Co in 4/1878 and lived there at least til 1880. Can anyone give me any info on Milly J? Her Family, birthplace or any info at all? I am at a standstill.
Pam Kwazu
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Submitted on Sun Oct 3 2004

I am researching African Americans in Cannon, Wilson, Rutherford and DeKalb Counties. I am interested in a Cesar Hays who lived in Cannon Co. in 1880. he had 5 children that I know of Harriet who married a Rufus Gazaway, Bettie, Rachel, Alice, and Matilda. I can’t seem to find out anything else about this family. I am hoping to connect with some long lost relatives of these people. Cesar married a Lizzie Rule at some point. Together they had a son Thomas Rule, a daughter Amanda Rule and another daughter Rachel. Thanks so much.
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Submitted on Thu Sep 30 2004

Can anyone give me info about Hiram Muncy, who was born in 1851 and lived in District 5, Cannon Co., TN when the 1880 census was taken. Wife’s name was Mary____. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Joyce Stallings
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Submitted on Wed Sep 29 2004
Note; Cannon Marriages shows H. Muncy to Mary M. Story 12/30/1876…. Jess Lewis

Trying to find out who parents are of Jeremiah BUSH, b. 11/13/1828, d. 8/20/1875. Jeremiah was married to Elizabeth Ann Dereberry, b. 12/28/1827, d. 4/4/1911. I have 2 sets of parents and not sure which are his: Zachariah BUSH and Lucinda Gilley BUSH or Ivy Willis BUSH and Aquilla Glover BUSH. Would appreciate any help.
Linda (Gilley) King
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Submitted on Sat Sep 25 2004

Can anyone help, trying to locate P.L. WILLARD, first name believed to be Phineas, 1850 Cannon County census he is listed as living with the James McADOO family.
Janie Sargent
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Submitted on Wed Aug 4 2004

Hiram SMITHSON married to Margaret WOODS in the 1800’s is my 3rd great grandfather. Does anyon know if the Albert Smithson living at that time in Cannon Co. was Hiram’s father. His fathers full name was Albert Francis Smithson. Hiram named his child after Albert and I do think he is his father but I need better proof. Thanks
Alice Kirby Ross
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Submitted on Sat Jul 31 2004

Would like to find any and all info that anyone has on my family, the Odoms, from Cannon County (Auburntown).
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Submitted on Sun Jul 25 2004

Lydia MORGAN, Daughter of Allen Morgan, married David VANCE. Both are buried in Vance Cemetery north of Woodbury, TN. I have some info on his Family, but like more info. David’s Brother was Thomas Vance Jr.. Their Parents were Thomas Vance Sr. and Ellenor. Would like to touch base with members of that Family and Line.
Kevin N. Morgan
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Submitted on Sun Jul 18 2004

Looking for my g-g-g grandfather, John W. UNDERHILL born 1827. The family was in the Cannon Co. area in the late 1800s. It is believed that Samuel Underhill or James B. is his name, Anyone with information, please contact me
Cathy Underhill Digue — 4683 Grand Haven Lane, Apt B, Indianapolis, IN 46280
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Submitted on Thu Jul 8 2004

Unable to find the parents/appropriate TEAGUE family of my gggrandfather, Adam Reeves TEAGUE born TN 1822 (m. Mary SHOPTAUGH 1847 IL) – and where/if my TEAGUE line connects to the REEVES family (or if they just liked the name). See 1850 Cannon Census. My ggrandfather was also named Adam Reeves TEAGUE so there must have been a reason. No other Adam or Reeves any generation.
Bev Osborn
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Submitted on Sat Jun 19 2004

I have some very old pictures of Gassaway and people who lived there.
I have deep roots in Cannon County and I have many old pictures of people that are labeled who to my knowledge aren’t even related to me. One example is Dr. Henry McGhee who was a doctor from Gassaway. I would love to find people who might be interested in copies of these pictures. I am an avid genealogist and I understand the value of these pictures. It is my sole intent to SHARE these photos, NOT sell them. Some of the surnames on these photos are, GRIZZLE, SADDLER, MELTON, STONE, SMITHSON, BASS, ESTES, WOMACK, CATHCART, McGHEE, TASSEY, POWELL, HOLLANDSWORTH, YEARGAN. My personal family history can be viewed by “clicking here” for my webpage
and a few pictures are posted on my other website which is www.gensearch.org. Please write me for more info.
Kristi Moffitt — 125 Moffitt Road, Spencer, TN 38585
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Submitted on Wed Jun 9 2004

Interested in exchanging info on Cannon Co.family of Ivory SUMMERS(1818-1905) and Jane Byrd Summers(1821-1890): William Green Summers(1839-1894), Mary Ann Summers Brown(1842-1906), Granville C. (1844-1854), Sarah Ellen Summers Lowe(1847-), Amanda Jane Summers Hill(1849-1925), Cassia N. Summers Pearson(1852-1895), James Frierson Summers(1854-1933?), Jacob Hoover Summers(1856-1932), Susan Green Summers Pullium Davis(1859- ), Martha L. Summers(c.1862-?). Also, Ivory’s other marriages to Martha E. Dyal and Martha F. Darnell & their children.
Nora Martin — 1514 Cary Street, Jena, LA 71342
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Submitted on Mon Jun 7 2004

Looking for info on John E. Simmons. I would like to learn who his parents were and, if the mother was full or what part Indian and from which tribe. (b.1839 d.1895) Buried in Gilley Hill, (Cannon Co.) TN Married Lucinda Lewis on 10/31/1864. Has family from Ireland and he was part American Indian, dark eyes and black hair. Union soldier in the Civil War 1861-1865.
Evelyne Campbell
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Submitted on Mon Jun 7 2004

Looking for anyone researching the Charles H. WILLIAMS family of Cannon Co. He was born 1809, wife, Delila ANDERSON, WILLIAMS b.5, July 1811. Children were Anderson, b. 1833; David, b. 13 Oct 1833; Synthia (Cynthia) b. 1834; Charles Hamilton, b. Nov. 1835; Elizabeth b. 1839; Milly b. 1842, married Leighton Ewell; Mahalla b. 1847; Sarenia Jane, b. 5 Aug 1848 married John Henry SISSOM; Rebecca C. b. 1849; Malissa, b. 1854. All children born in Cannon Co. except Anderson, b. Coffee Co. Especially interested in finding Cynthia Williams after 1870 census. She with Wm. 3 and James 1. Some say she married a BROWN. Any help would be appreciated. Also can’t find parents after 1870 census. I would like to know if they died between 1870 and 1880 census.
Betty Sissom Sachtleben — 12669 Northwinds Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
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Submitted on Sat May 22 2004

Still looking for any Cannon Co Alexanders, Travis, Davenport, Sauls, Craft and others who relate to these.
Vera B Andrews — 1101 Climbing Rose Lane, Mishawkaka , IN 46544-5879
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Submitted on Thu Mar 18 2004

Searching for parents and first wife of Alexander A Hays (Hayes). Listed birthdate is 6/15/1833 in Cannon Cty , TN. First marriage produced children of which one (lydia) -born 1864 but unknown wife.
Gary Hayes
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Submitted on Mon Mar 15 2004

Looking for parents of Frank Neely b-1835-Tn m-Alleva? children-Mary-Frances-Nathan-Moses and other Albert. Albert B-1871 he was my ggrandfather. They were in Cannon Co., TN. but migrated to Durant Ok. m-Nora Towry 1905.
Doris Monson
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Submitted on Sat Feb 28 2004

I’ve been using a really good online service to get TN death certificates and they are fast, much faster than the Tennessee State Archives, and offer a bunch of different services that nobody else seems to have. And besides they;re cheaper. I’ve put in several orders and gotten them all in about a week and it takes over a month if I order them from Nashville. The website is:
Glenda Bowling
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Submitted on Wed Feb 25 2004

Looking for info on Allen TENPENNY. Died in 1976 and is buried at Riverside Cem. I want to find his Family Members that are currently living and who he was married to.
Kevin Morgan
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Submitted on Sun Feb 22 2004

Looking for a marriage document for William R. CAUTHON/CAWTHON/COTHAN and his wife Mary -?-. This marriage could have taken place in Tennessee or Georgia or North Carolina before 1820. Later in Cannon Co., TN.
Grace Cauthon Bausch
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Submitted on Thu Feb 19 2004

I am trying to email someone with the last name YULE who has a query about John Lee Harris married to Sara Bryson and then Rebecca Reed. The email address kicked the message back. Please contact me. John Lee Harris is my great grandfather.
Betty Clady
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Submitted on Wed Feb 18 2004

I am looking for the parents of Mary Caroline Brown born 3-20-1860 in Cannon Co. Mary later married George Martin St.John Jr.
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Submitted on Mon Feb 16 2004

Looking for any info on Joseph KNOX and wife, Madalin who came to Middle TN ca. 1804-06 and settled in Bradyville, They came from Rowan cty, NC
Jean Mathews
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Submitted on Fri Feb 13 2004

My GGrandmother, Frances Boyd was born in Cannon Co, TN in, December 1861. Around 1880, she married my GGrandfather, James Lee Melton in Cannon Co. I have not verified this yet. Any info appreciated.
Merle Jolson
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Submitted on Mon Jan 26 2004

Wondering if there is a Genealogy Society in Cannon Co. where I can write to get some info.
Marsha (Mullinix) Ingebretson
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Submitted on Fri Jan 23 2004

Looking for any Info on Bobbie Tolbert GILLEY & brother Bobby Gene GILLEY the two brothers came to East Texas, from Cannon Co., together.I know their Mother’s Maiden name was THEIOFF. I would like to find out any info on them if available.
Jay M. Evans — 2228 Glenbrook Dr., Tyler, TX 75701
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Submitted on Fri Jan 16 2004

Seeking old church and cemetary records from the Thyatira Church that existed in west Cannon Co, near Bradyville. Also would like old photographs or copies of Thyatira Church and class photos from the Culpepper, Curlee, and Readyville High School. Thanks!
Jim Reed
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Submitted on Sun Jan 11 2004

Trying to find out the parentage of Robert Lee Frazier. He was born abt. 1821 and the Coffee Co 1870 census says he was born in TN. His children were: Zacharia, Ives, Samuel, David, Nancy, Lucy, William, Tennessee and Christopher. I believe his wife’s name was Melinda. Any help is appreciated
William J. Sherrell
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Submitted on Wed Jan 7 2004

Seeking info on the ESPY Cemetery. I have had two unsuccessful attemptes to locate while in the area and would greatly appreciate any assistance. The local cemetery map from the library shows this just off Hollow Springs Rd. I believe that it might be on private property now. Based on family stories from 1978 timeframe, the family was escorted to a home and then taken back through a field to the cemetery. I would be very interested in finding out about this cemetary and what stones if any remain. All leads appreciated. Willing to send snail mail to current owner if they can be located.
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Submitted on Sun Jan 4 2004