Old Chester County Queries

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RHODES — Researching the RHODES family of Jacks Creek, TN. Specifically, Louis Rhodes, born 1833 SC, lived in the Jacks Creek area before the Civil War, and moved to MS after the war, where he served in the MS State Legislature. I would appreciate any information on this family. Please e-mail me.

David Rees — drees@erols.com — Submitted on Wed Dec 31 16:24:28 EST 1997  

BREWER — I am seeking information on Thomas Wyatt Brewer–b. Sept.13, 1857 d. Sept.23, 1942, his father was in the Civil War, came home on leave, & never heard of again. It is believed they lived around the Jacks Creek area. I have no 1st name of either parent, only a brother named Riley. Please E-Mail me, if you have any info.

Becky Stewart — bsns@iswt.com –Submitted on Tue Dec 30 23:00:40 EST 1997

MELTON —- Does anyone have any idea how i can obtain obituaries for my g-g-grandparents, H.J. and Fronnie Melton, and their daughter Estell Melton. Does the Chester Co. Library keep newspapers dating back to the 1940’s? If so I can I look in to this, without going there, because I live in Washington, NC. If you have some ideas, please let me know! I would love to hear from you!  

Gary Conlin — User954550@aol.com –Submitted on Mon Dec 29 04:10:48 EST 1997   

Teresa Hardin Jones Thu Aug 21 19:50:35 1997
HARDIN Family: I believe that a JAMES HARDIN received an early land grant on Jack’s Creek in what is now Chester Co., TN. I’m wondering if he is the one from Sampson Co., NC and not the James Hardin of Hardin Co., TN fame. Can you help? Also interested in Jourdan & Kessiah Hardin of McNairy Co. and their descendants. We lost track of those that remained in TN.

Jessie Blalock Sun Aug 17 16:04:46 1997
Searching for information about the BLALOCK family in Chester Co. (also sp. BLAYLOCK). In the 1900 census, JOHN BLALOCK and his wife EMILY had the following children: Marietta, Jermer, Almer, Horrace, Carl, Truman, Rhoda, and Lethie. JOHN was possibly the son of HARDY BLALOCK from Sampson Co., NC.

Susan Henderson Decarvalho Tue Jun 10 17:08:04 1997
Looking for any info on the following names: Henderson, Haltom and Richardson. Lived in Chester and Madison counties

Patsy Peery Taylor Fri Jun 6 06:29:53 1997
Searching for information about William O. Peery and Katherine (Catherine) Crook Peery. They had one known daughter, Julia Demeris Peery born Jul. 17, 1857. Would like to know if there were any other children to this marriage. William was a Presbyterian minister in Henderson Co., Tenn. Katherine was born ca. 1815-1816. She was married before Peery to an Anderson and had one daughter, Elizabeth Anderson. Any information would be appreciated.

Warren Pearce Sat Jun 7 19:16:45 1997
I’m related to four PEARCE brothers (John b. 1800 – d. 1875, Samuel b. 1812 – d 1876, Jeremiah Simmons b. 1817 – d. 1869, and Peter ?) born in somewhere in North Carolina. I don’t have any data on their parents, birth place or Peter. They moved to Mifflin, Henderson Co, Tennessee in 1830/31. JOHN PEARCE and Jeremiah Simmons PEARCE moved to Independence Co, Arkansas prior to 1859 and lived in the Pleasant Planes/Oil Trough/Batesville areas. Samuel (my GGGrandfather) remained in Mifflin where he married Sarah H. COLLINS b 1815 in Tennessee – d 1846. They had 5 children: Jeremiah Dillon PEARCE b 1837, Martha Francis PEARCE b 1838, Peter McBride PEARCE b 1840, James Stark PEARCE b 1842, and John William PEARCE b 1845. After Sarah’s death, he married Sarah H. TALIAFENO (TALIAFERRO) b 1815 in Virginia – d 1881. They had no children. Jeremiah PEARCE (my GGrandfather) moved to Prairie county, Arkansas in 1868 and to Lonoke, Arkansas some time later. Peter moved to Marked Tree, Arkansas prior to the war. Samuel, Jeremiah, and Peter were gunsmiths. John married Lucy COLLINS b. 1800 – d. 1875 in Mifflin. Their children were William C PEARCE B 1836, Sarah PEARCE, Ira PEARCE, Mary PEARCE, Madella PEARCE, Henry C. PEARCE, and Apolis PEARCE Jeremiah Simmons PEARCE married Harret CHAMBERLAND b. 1819. Their children were James Nelson PEARCE b 1839, Sarah Jane PEARCE b 1842, Mary Elizabeth PEARCE b 1843, Josephine Davis PEARCE b 1845, William Albert PEARCE b 1846, George Henry PEARCE b 1849, Luky Ann PEARCE b 1850, Martha Francis b 1852, Ermma (spelling?) Louisa PEARCE b 1855, John Devation PEARCE b 1858, and Muel Cartwright PEARCE b 1861. I have extensive data on Samuel and his children, some data on John and his Arkansas family, and no data on Peter or the parents of the 4 brothers. Warren Pearce

Linda Goodwin Johnson Sun Jun 1 13:25:59 1997
I am looking for information on the ancestors of Malcolm Robert Goodwin and Zada Smith.

Diane Shires Fri May 23 15:20:53 1997
I’m researching surname JOURDAN in TN and MS. I’ve been told a lot of the JOURDANs came from Chester Co. Interested in relatives of Herman P. JOURDAN who married Leona Pearl Hill. I’d like to find out who the parents of Herman were. Any and all info would be appreciated.

Vernell Vantreese Thu May 22 12:01:47 1997
I am searching for information on Franklin VANTREESE (my husband’s great-grandfather) and his wife whose maiden name was WEEKS. They had children whose name’s were Valentine T. Vantreese b. 01/August/1860, (md. Martha J. Horn), John Vantreese, and William Vantreese. They had a daughter, first name unknown, md Elbert West. Franklin Vantreese’ children were raised on the Weeks farm at Jacks Creek, Chester County, TN. Would like to know where Franklin is buried and would like to correspond with any descendants of the VANTREESE OR WEEKS family. Any information on any of these people would be appreciated.

Brenda Roland Sat May 17 06:26:22 1997
I am searching for Margaret Roland or Jeremiah Roland. Jeremiah Roland was listed on the 1860 US Census for Henderson County but maybe that is part of Chester now. I can not find him after 1860. His wife Margeret Pile Roland was listed with him in 1860 but in 1870 she is listed in Henderson as a widow with a nine year old son. I can not find her after 1870. In 1880 I found her son John in Mississippi with a Long family working as a farm laborer. I have written to Chester and McNairy family without luck so maybe they were living in the part of Henderson that is now Chester. Please help if you have any information. Brenda

G. Miller Tue Apr 29 04:55:13 1997

Sam D. Lawson Fri Apr 11 15:09:44 1997
Would like to share info with persons researching the James MURRAY and Sarah BIRDWELL family of Jackson/Clay Counties, Tennessee. James and Sarah were married in Washington County, Tennessee, on 20 August, 1840. They appear to have moved to and from Monroe County, Kentucky, Jackson County, Tennessee, and Clay County, Tennessee areas…Last seen on the 1870 Monroe County, Kentucky Census, James MURRAY is not present, appearing to have died. Does anyone have information on this family? Sarah was a daughter of Alexander BIRDWELL and Elizabeth COPASS, of Monroe County, Kentucky, near Old Mulkey Meeting House. Sam D. Lawson, 1929 Hiker Trace, Columbus, Indiana, 47203-3541 lawson@hsonline.net

Mark Young Thu Mar 27 06:55:51 1997
I’m trying to link Robert Young, Sr. a revolution war veteran credited with killing General Ferguson a battle of King’s Mount- ain, SC to my most distant known relative, John Theodore Young who is buried in the “Sweet Lips” cemetery in Chester, Co. Robert Young, Sr. died in far eastern TN where he held land. The name “Sweet Lips” is the common thread. Robert Sr. used a rifle he called “Sweet Lips” during the war. I believe that my ancestors named the town “Sweet Lips” in honor of their great- grand father Robert, Sr.

Judy Bivens Mon Mar 24 16:47:34 1997
Greene CROUSE, buried in Cave Springs Cemetery, was a Civil War veteran. Children were Elizabeth Crouse DAVIDSON, Hobert, Spencer, Dewey Crouse WEAVER and Lessie Crouse BARNES. Elizabeth m. George W. DAVIDSON, b. 1877, d. 1951. Appreciate any information you might have about this family.

Joyce Wilson Fri Feb 7 16:48:56 1997
Researching WILSON, HOLCROFT I am looking for information on the ELIAS WILSON family they moved to Chester Co. Tenn. in about 1892 They had a daughter born in Tenn. 14/April/1895 her name was HULDA ELSIE WILSON. Also would like information on any HOLCROFT’S from there.

John Mac Carpenter Thu Feb 13 23:44:41 1997
SAVAGE, SHIELDS, POTTS In 1883 Margaret (Peggy) McElhannon Shields, widow of George Cunningham Shields, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. GEORGE SAVAGE, in Henderson, Chester Co. TN. What was Mrs. Savage’s first name? Did the George Savages have a daughter, Did the Savages have a son H. G. who was a minister and a daughter who married a man named Honnoll or Hannoll? Am researching all descendant branches of McElhannon family. One Honnoll daughter, Margaret Jane, b. @ 1840 in TN married James Frank POTTS in 1857 in Tishomingo Co. MS. Her sister, Mary E., married John S McElhannon in 1855. Both ceremonies were performed by H.G.SAVAGE. Any information appreciated and any thing I know I will share.

John Mac Carpenter Thu Feb 20 08:24:31 1997
SHIELDS, SAVAGE An ancestral aunt of mine, Martha McElhannon Shields, died in Henderson, TN at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Savage, Aug 17, 1883. Would like to know what Mrs. Savage given was and if there are descendants living.

Sandy Tue Feb 18 19:23:42 1997
I have the Malicote/Mallicoat line and many families married into it. I am searching for some of them. The Acuff family, David Acuff md. Jincy Mallicoat in November 1820 in Grainger TN, I believe he was born in 1799 in TN. John D. Mallicoat md a Cassy Adkins in Dec 1823 Grainger co, TN. Who were her parents. Also the Fitzgerald’s, Nancy was born ? October 1809 TN died June 1879 buried Howell Cem Washington co., AR. md Dedman Jr born in Grainger co., TN. I have Day’s and Gray’s, Dyers, Dotson’s.

Stephen Hughes Wed Feb 5 15:07:33 1997
Researching SWAIM, BLAND, McCALL, PARRISH, CHEATHAM and BARHAM families in Chester and McNairy Counties. Mostly need family information dating prior to 1870. Will exchange information.

Lin Hillis Sun Feb 2 10:54:33 1997
Researching COX, GRANTHAM, HURST, MOORE in McNairy, Hardeman, Claiborne, Gibson, and Chester Co’s: James Harvey Moore born 1817 died after 1900, married first Martha Hurst, 2nd Martha Redman (Redmon). Daniel Cox, b. 1716 NJ married Dorcas Criner. Died 1866 Gibson Co. Also, Elijah Hurst b. and Elias Grantham. Will exchange info. email: LINHILLIS@AOL.COM.

Rayburn C. Hall Mon Feb 3 05:29:51 1997
Looking for information on (Chavers)(Chavis)family in TN counties Campbell 1800 to 1830, Bledsoe 1840 to 1850 and Franklin. 1850 and on. William’s birth and death unknown, wife Dicy. Children: Jesse born in Campbell Co. TN about 1800 married Emily Shatters, Willis born in Campbell Co about 1800 married Hettie Evans and Billie married Sarah. Willis and Jesse moved through Bledsoe Co. to Franklin Co. where they still have descendants.

Donna Wed Jan 29 17:07:32 1997
Doing research on Caroline WOOD that married into Ben HOWELL family. Also looking for any information on the “older” Howell family. Any shred would help! Thanks:)

Charles Cook Mon Jan 27 21:40:09 1997
Looking for Joseph Franklin Cook. Married Sarah Jane Keck from Clairborne County Tenn. Keck or Goin are all in my family also.

Allan R. Maness Wed Jan 22 10:03:17 1997
Looking for information on Aaron ALLEN, died 1871 in Hardin or Decatur County, Married to Louise STANFILL, daughter of Riley STANFILL from Sardis, TN. One child of Aaron and Louise ALLEN was George Wiley ALLEN from Scotts Hill, TN. Any information on this ALLEN/STANFILL line will be appreciated. THANKS.

Andrea Sat Jan 11 18:11:13 1997
I need some info on the following families: NAGGARD HARDEMAN NAGLE MALONE MORGAH Of special interest to me are the Haggard and Hardeman families. To be more specific, I’m really looking for info on Confederate soldiers belonging to these families. I know details about a John A. Haggard, but that’s all. There were Hardeman and Nagle Confederate soldiers as well, at least 3 that I know of. Any info on soldiers in these families, or these families in general would be of a big help.

Susie Grant Wed Dec 4 17:01:22 1996
CROUSE, TAYLOR, GREEN Hardeman Co. TN I am looking for any one with any knowledge about the ancestors or descendants of Mary CROUSE listed on the 1850 Hardeman Co. TN census. Mary was living in the household of Jones TAYLOR and Elizabeth his wife. Also information on Jones, Augustus, Nancy and E. William TAYLOR 1830 to present. And Mary (Molly) GREEN married E. William Taylor 11 Dec. 1870. Need parents and siblings of Molly. All lived in Hardeman Co. TN and buried at Big Springs ?(where and what is Big Springs) Boliver and Toones Station area. Thanks much

Bill Cooper Thu Nov 28 19:23:05 1996
Looking for information about a Cooper couple who moved to Chester County circa 1870, from SC, died (possibly in epidemic) in early 1870s, leaving two sons (William Ross Cooper and Ithamer Rosebur Cooper) orphaned.

Stephen King Fri Nov 29 14:47:03 1996
I am searching for information about my Great-Great-Great Grand Parents William King and Millie Angel. They migrated west from Western North Carolina to South Central Kentucky. Their son Kirby King my Great-Great Grandfather married Nancy Ellen Hatfield. He fought with the 30th Kentucky Mounted Infantry in the Civil War. He was born in 1846. He moved his family to Oneida, Tennessee. His son John Granville King, lived and died in Dayton, Tennessee. John’s son Henry King was my Grandfather. As I understand it, all of my King relatives listed above worked for the RailRoad and moved south as it did.

Rob Richardson Tue Nov 12 15:38:56 1996
SANFORD, NEWSOM – I’m researching the families of Balaam Newsom and John Sanford who in the period between 1820 and 1850 lived in the area of Madison County that is now located in Chester County.

Lisa Douglas Tue Nov 5 12:35:54 1996
I am looking for information about Martin Douglass born 1797 in either Knox County, TN or North Carolina. He married Nancy J. Massey on August 3, 1820 in Wilson County, TN. They moved into Benton County, TN in 1845 and by 1850 they were in Henderson and Chester County They had four kids that I know of; Thomas Douglass who married a Catherine; Elizabeth “Eliza” J. Douglass; Henry Martin Douglass who married Martha Jane Harris; and William M. Douglass

Glen Ferguson Sat Oct 19 23:56:27 1996
I am looking for any information on George W. Davidson b in 1877 d 1951. Buried in Cave Springs cemetery. Married Elizabeth “Lizzie” Crouse. They were my grandparents and I know very little about their ancestors.

Jodi Christiansen Thu Sep 19 20:51:43 1996
Looking for family of Sargeant & Aaron Johnson in Chester County, Tennessee. Sargeant was born in 1847 and Aaron in 1849. Johnson family reunion being planned in Enville, Tennessee.