DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Fourth Quarter, 2000


The following household is listed in the 1880 DeKalb Co., TN census 5th Civil District:
Underhill, Ezekiel C. 32 TN TN TN
--- , Anna S. 33 wife TN TN TN
--- , John W. 7 son TN TN TN
--- , Enoch J. 5 son TN TN TN
--- , Mary J. 2 daughter TN TN TN
Who were their children born after 1880? I am looking for the parents of Henry Green Underhill born Nov. 1, 1888. He married Amanda "Mandy" T. Parsley on Dec. 31, 1905 in Warren Co., TN. She was born Sep. 4, 1879 in DeKalb Co., TN to John L. and Samantha T. Mullican Parsley. Amanda and her parents John L. and Samantha T. were living in the 9th Civil District in 1880. I am trying to determine if Henry Green Underhill was possibly a son of Ezekiel C. and Anna S. Underhill listed in the 1880 DeKalb Co. census.
Joy Q. Gallagher
Submitted on Sun Dec 31 13:41:29 MST 2000


Searching for information on Buck GRANSTAFF, given name may have been Wilmar. He was probably born in DeKalb County and was related to my grandmother, Beulah Granstaff Moss of DeKalb County.but I haven't been able to fit him into the tree. I remember Buck so I know he was alive after 1967 but have no other info.
Jackie Dalton
Submitted on Fri Dec 29 00:32:22 MST 2000


William Lawrence of DeKalb Cty, Has a Will Probated Jan. 1840, listing children, Lewis, Pharis, Thomas, Nancy(Overall), Matilda(Driver)& Mary(Hunt). Can anyone tell me if Sarah (Sally) Caruthers Lawrence listed in the estate division of Samuel Caruthers(May term 1816, Smith County, Book B,pages 270-274) the wife of William. I would apprciate any information and also where it came from. Thanks R.Hunt
R. Hunt
Submitted on Wed Dec 27 10:56:34 MST 2000


if anyone in the Dekalb Conuty area is researching the CALDWELL, COLWELL,CULWELL, BENNETT, SUMMERS families and wants to share info let me know .. janine leigh goodson
Janine Leigh Goodson
Submitted on Sat Dec 16 00:40:03 MST 2000


CHAPMAN,COURTNEY-Begining family history research. My Grandfather, Lee C. Chapman, b.12 Aug. 1871(70),dd. 7 Mar. 1947, married my Grandmother, Cecil Hae Courtney, b.5 May 1895, dd. 28 Jan.1967. She was originally from Putnam Co. and I was told that he was originally from Dekalb Co. he had several brothers and half-brothers( Tom, Abe, Albert, Herschel, Sam) and at least 1 sister( Minnie). She had at least 1 sister that I know of( Maggie). They had seven children( Mizell, Irene, Isaac, Yetta, Lee Jr., Dorothy, and Geraldine). If you have any info, or maybe a relative, please contact me.
Tom Lightner -- P.O. Box 817415, Hollywood, FL 33081
Submitted on Fri Dec 15 23:52:37 MST 2000


looking for some info on a samantha jane bennett who married george w. summers in 1873 wanting to know when she died her father was thomas jefferson bennett he died in 1912 samantha was the caregiver , there is doc. that says so .. but she was a married to a perry evans but george was listed as a widower in 1900 census and there is a death record says he died in 1939.. in brassell cem. in dekalb county there is a marker ? bennett evins age 60 1935 and thomas bennett is buried there too and so are some of the summers . .
janine leigh goodson
Submitted on Wed Dec 13 22:17:42 MST 2000


I am looking for James W Green he married Gabrilla Elizabeth Edens. The children William R and MARY Green and Ronson and Sarah is my ggrandmother .All lived in Dekalb CO TN
Teresa Green Young -- 1761 Hutching Collage RD, Sparta, TN 38583
Submitted on Sun Dec 3 17:58:45 MST 2000


Need help in finding Barnabas Taylor who possibly was born in DeKalb Co. He married Lucresa J. Whitman around 1884. I think he lived from about 1850 to 1904. He is shown to be the sherrif of DeKalb Co. from 1902-1904. I would appreciate any information on him.
Yuvonne Loggins -- 129 Towash Rd., Whitney, TX 76692
Submitted on Wed Nov 29 00:10:15 MST 2000


Looking for information on Julia Turner, born in DeKalb County, Tenn., around the mid 1860's. Her mothers name is Susan Turner and her fathers name I do not know. Julia is my greatgrandmother. She did not live in DeKalb County very long. If you know of Julia or Susan Turner, or the Turner family, please get in touch with me.
Robert Meadows -- 104 1st Ave. N. E., Apt.#34, Arab, AL 35016
Submitted on Tue Nov 28 00:44:10 MST 2000


Dekalb County TN i am looking for the father of John J. Summers born 1821 who married Ruth Miller .. in 1850 he is listed in Warren County and in 1860 1870 1880 he is listed in Dekalb County ... at the Dekalb County Library there is a notation that a Bazzle Summers born late 1700's from Grundy County maybe his father but no proof ..but Bazzle's wife's name is similiar to one one of John J. 's daughters is Malvina ,,, hoping someone out there knows something about it that can help me to figure it out ...
Janine Leigh Goodson
Submitted on Tue Nov 21 00:25:01 MST 2000


Holiday gift for Foster researchers in Dekalb County: George FOSTER (b. Dec. 16, 1772 London d. c1839 Warren? Co., TN), married twice: 1. Agnes MITCHELL (b. c1777 VA, d. c1806 TN) m. on June 6, 1796 in Prince Edward Co., VA. Her parents were John MITCHELL and Elizabeth (PAMPLETT) JACKSON. (John MITCHELL previously married to Mary FOSTER, daughter of William FOSTER & Ann BOOKER. Elizabeth PAMPLETT previously married to Hezekiah JACKSON). 2. Sarah A. WOMACK (b. 1789 GA d. after 1850 TN?) m. about 1807 in Franklin Co., TN. Parents were Abraham WOMACK and Martha WATKINS. George's intermarriage into the family of John FOSTER & Ann BOOKER explains a lot of researcher confusion.
R. L. Foster
Submitted on Mon Nov 20 17:58:25 MST 2000


Need connection or info on James and Elizabeth Whitman and Children - Loucresa J., Married to Barney B. Taylor. Other children - Shealy B., Mary A., Jeremiah and Parelle Whitman.
Yuvonne Loggins
Submitted on Fri Nov 17 22:29:54 MST 2000


Searching Susie Frances Rankhorn 1884-1973, married to Thomas Grover Edwards 1884-1952. Matilda Rankhorn b.1862, married 11-24-1879 Joseph Rankhorn b.1858. Elizabeth Ann Lewis, married 9-5-1860 James Miles Rankhorn. Benjamin Lewis 1798-1858. Cynthia Parrish married 1828 Crawford Rankhorn. Sarah Reed 1765-1850, married 8-11-1788 William Lewis 1750-1838. Mary Mollie Drake married to John Reed, Jr. Hannah Davis married to John Reed Sr. 1715-1749. Mary ?, married to John Davis b.1689. Looking for any info on, will gladly share my info. Please email direct. Brenda Knight
Brenda Knight
Submitted on Tue Nov 14 19:04:54 MST 2000


Looking for information on the Thomas G. KEITH/KEATH Family. Thomas b. 1791, Dekalb County; m. abt 1820 in Dekalb County. Had the following children in Dekalb County: Roswell, b. May 1821; John, b. 1829, m. 1 May 1849; Susan, b. abt. 1829, m. 24 Aug 1849; Jane, b. 1831; Diona J., b. 1832; Thomas J. b. 1833, m. 2 Sep 1855; Julia Ann, b. 1836; Susanna b. abt 1836, m. 6 Sep 1855; Melvina, b. 1840, m. 26 Jun 1860; William b. 1844, m. 20 Feb 1867. Any information on this family appreciated.
Lynn Thomas
Submitted on Mon Nov 13 22:01:16 MST 2000


Am looking for information on the Cornelius W. KEATON Family. They moved to Dekalb County abt. 1830. Cornelius W. KEATON was possibly m. 31 Jan 1818 in Dekalb County. The following children were b. in Dekalb County: John Hays, abt. 1830; Cornelius, 1832; James T., 25 Oct 1836; Araminta, 5 Dec 1837; and Margaret E., 4 Nov 1844. Any information on this family appreciated.
Lynn Thomas
Submitted on Mon Nov 13 21:51:39 MST 2000


I am seeking information about my gr gr grandfather, THOMAS A CHERRY. Date of birth, 5,19,1843. Not sure he was born in Dekalb County, but probably was. Notes just says, raised there. He was indentured out by his mother REBECCA (REIVES/REEVES) CHERRY, to the DABNEY PHILLIPS family. She and Thomas are shown on the 1850 census. Thomas at the Phillips home and REBECCA at STEEL family home. Seeking info regarding her unknown husband. We don't know his name or anything about him. Would appreciate any information. Thanks!
C.J. Miller
Submitted on Sun Nov 12 23:55:35 MST 2000


Looking for any information on MALONE in DeKalb County, TN. Have Carrol Fillmore MALONE b. 8-7-1852. Wife's name Sarah Elizabeth (?). Thanks, Marty Yates
Marty Yates -- P.O. Box 1531, Norman, OK 73070
Submitted on Sat Nov 11 16:13:11 MST 2000


I am looking for ANY information on my maternal grandparents, He was Everett Brown Neal and she was Mary Mattie (Scott) Neal. Both died in an automobile accident in 1966 in Rutherford County and are buried at Dismal. Any news about their parents or siblings would also be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Jonathan Whitney -- Post Office Box 41, Hoboken, NJ 07030-0041
Submitted on Thu Nov 9 11:12:24 MST 2000


looking for info on john baron bowen form july 1870-? and on nellie francis green from:august1881-?. trying to find out if her perants's are william green & nancy elizabeth reeves. nancy's mother was a sanders. thay where cherokee. any info on them would help thank's .
jennifer bowen
Submitted on Wed Nov 8 23:20:46 MST 2000


Wanting to contact anyone knowledgeable of ERVIN families in DeKalb County 1840 or earlier.
Richard Smith -- 406 West Sonata Circle, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Submitted on Wed Nov 8 17:38:53 MST 2000


Wish to correspond with persons researching the PINGAR/PINGER surname. Trying to find family of Nora Magdalene PINGER DAVIS. "Maggie" was born in AL, grew up in DeKalb Co., TN. Married Denny DAVIS. Who were her parents? She had a brother Bill PINGER. Any clues helpful.
Martha McMunn
Submitted on Sun Nov 5 21:08:56 MST 2000


I have been asked to do a little research on Barney Pratt MITCHELL who married Frances "Fannie" CANTRELL in DeKalb Co. on July 19, 1882. I do not have some of the DeKalb Co. census records available to me and would like to see if anyone could do a lookup in the 1870 & 1880 census for Barney MITCHELL and Fannie CANTRELL to help me find out who their parents were. According to the 1910 Wilson Co., TN census Barney was age 52 and Frances was 42. The 1920 census shows Barney as age 58. Any help with a census lookup would be greatly appreciated.
Kay Midgett Sheppard
Submitted on Sun Nov 5 17:20:07 MST 2000


Looking for more ancestry of Thomas B. BRADFORD and Wife Nancy ???. Thomas B. enumerated in 1840, 1850, 1860 Fed Censuses for Dekalb Co. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
Carley Ledet -- 6399 Heber Spgs Rd. W., Quitman, AR 72131
Submitted on Sun Nov 5 09:22:06 MST 2000


Would like to find the parents of Henry Green Underhill b. Nov. 1, 1888 either Warren or DeKalb Co., TN m. Dec. 31, 1905 Warren Co., TN to Amanda "Mandy" T. Parsley, daughter of John L. Parsley and Samantha T. Mullican of DeKalb Co., TN. Have info. on Henry Green Underhill and Amanda T. Parsley Underhill's children to share. Thank you. Joy Winchester, Franklin Co., TN
Joy Q. Gallagher
Submitted on Fri Nov 3 12:19:53 MST 2000


Looking for information on Alexander Bayne listed on the 1850 census of DeKalb County, TN. 1850 census, DeKalb Co., TN, Dist. 2, Liberty, House # 210 Alexander Bayne, 75, W, M, VA; Mary Bayne, 60, W, F, NC; Henry Bayne, 18, W, M, TN. Could he have been a brother to Peter and Archibald Bayne/Bain of DeKalb County?
Norman Davis
Submitted on Sat Oct 28 10:02:08 MDT 2000


BETHEL, Sampson shown on TN census of 1850 Dk-482-66. I am his descendent and looking for his tie to the Sampson Bethells in T. G Webbs paper. Can you help?
Glenn E. Johnson
Submitted on Sat Oct 28 09:48:30 MDT 2000


I am looking for any information on marriages of the surname DANIEL during the period from 1820 to 1840 in the DeKalb, Cannon, and/or Warren Counties. The other person could be either male or female. Any information on my question, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
B. Wilkinson -- 22854 US Hiway 331, Lapine, AL 36046
Submitted on Thu Oct 26 15:52:12 MDT 2000


My GreatGrandmother was Genira Askew married to Charlie Potter Charlie Potters father was Felix Zollie Potter married to a Bratchert.Genira was the daughter of William Askew and Laura Ryan They are burried at Salem Cemetary in Warren Co. Any one with info Contact Neal
Donna Duckett -- 51 circle drive, Rossville, GA 30741
Submitted on Tue Oct 24 11:50:41 MDT 2000


Submitted on Tue Oct 24 07:36:58 MDT 2000


Searching for information on Bartlet or Bartley CARTER born NC, wife Rebecca, of the 1850 DeKalb County, TN census. He later appears living with his son Winslow CARTER on the 1860 Smith County, Tn census. Bartlet/Bartley/Bartel Carter is listed as an early DeKalb County settler per the History of DeKalb County. Winslow Carter is listed on early store records of the 1830's. I descend from Winslow's daughter Mahala Carter who married Aaron F. Jones in Cannon County, Tn. Any additional info on these families will be much appreciated. David Travillion Bunton, Russellville, AR
David Travillion Bunton -- 613 South Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801
Submitted on Sun Oct 22 23:47:38 MDT 2000


I am looking for any descendants of a Mrs. R. W. Patterson who was living in Alexandria, TN. in the late 1940s or around 1950. Please e-mail me at if you have any information about Mrs. Patterson. I am researching the Patterson family and would like to contact this family.
Sara Bastien
Submitted on Sun Oct 15 20:25:50 MDT 2000


Looking for additional information on a Brice PARSLEY that married a Nancy DANIEL in 1838 in either DeKalb or Cannon Cos. Tn. I have received information that on the obit of one of the son's of Brice indicated that his mother's name was Nancy GUNTER. If anyone has valid information on just what is the correct surname of the wife of Brice, I would appreciate the information. Thank you.
B. Wilkinson -- 22854 US Hiway 331, Lapine, AL 36046
Submitted on Thu Oct 12 09:53:28 MDT 2000


Looking for ANY INFO on McClennon-Mc Clennen family in Dekalb Co Tn abt before 1841-1850 etc. My Lewis P. Hicks did a trust deed to William Mc Clennon-Mc Clennen And I think this family MIGHT be connected somehow with my HICKS family. I THANK AGAIN for any help on this . Thank you again so much Kathy Newton email
Kathy Newton -- 32295 Church St., Rockwood, MI 48173
Submitted on Mon Oct 9 21:54:17 MDT 2000


Seeking information on the families of Mose Hazlett ALEXANDER and his wife Daisy STARNES, daughter of William Penn STARNES and Hester Ann SCOTT. Daisy was born in Dekalb Co TN where her parents were married (1883). Daisy's son William Newman ALEXANDER was also born in Dekalb Co TN.
Gay Viau
Submitted on Sat Oct 7 19:45:34 MDT 2000


I'm trying to locate some information about a Phitney Elizabeth Evans,b. 25-Dec-1844, d. 28-Aug-1946. Phitney's mother's name was Elizabeth but I don't know her father's name. Phitney married a man named Walker. She had a son, William Brooks Walker, b. 14-Feb-1874. Can anyone help me? I've noticed that there was an Elizabeth Evans who lived in DeKalb Co. in the middle 1800's. Maybe there's a match. Thanks.
Janet Walker
Submitted on Sat Oct 7 14:41:39 MDT 2000


Searching for Jim R. CASEY b. TN m. Nancy HENSLEY b. TN. Children I know of are Joseph Franklin CASEY b. February 21, 1873 in TN d. May 30, 1950 in Cooke Co., TX; m. Mary Katherine WARREN; and Mollie CASEY m. ? Heath. Will share info! Thanks!
Kim Casey
Submitted on Thu Oct 5 21:13:05 MDT 2000


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