DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Fourth Quarter, 2002


Reuben HAIL was born 1802 in Tennessee. He appears in the 1830 census for Smith County, Tennessee. I believe that he was related to the HAIL-HALE family in DeKalb county. I have info on Reuben's life and descendants after 1830 when he left Tennessee for Missouri. I need to find Reuben's parents. Any other relatives or descendants who stayed in Tennessee would be nice to know about. Especially who his parents were. Thanks so much Brian in springfield mo.
Brian Futrell
Submitted on Fri Nov 22 13:41:19 MST 2002


Please Help? I am looking for John O'Connor. He married Sarah L. Durton, and lived in Dekalb county. His children were born there in the middle and late 1800's. I show Sarah,and children in Nashville on the 1900 census. Believe John died and is buried somewhere in the Pea Ridge area. Could someone check and let me know. All help is appreciated.
Ed Crouch
Submitted on Wed Nov 20 19:53:30 MST 2002


Looking for any & all information about William Edgar Williams family in DeKalb Co., TN. He married Fanny Bell Taylor daughter of Levi R. Taylor and Rebbecca Prentiss. Edgar and Fanny are listed in the 1920 Census for DeKalb children listed William McKinley abt 8, Clarence Dibrell abt 6, Clara Bell abt 3 and son Oren E age 21. I think Edgar may have been married befor marring Fanny on July 4, 1909. Edagar and Fanny both are buried in Atoka Co, OK in the Bently Cemetary. They also had twins born to them in Aug 1920. Harold Odell and Howard Cordill. I would appreciate any information on the Williams and Taylor Family.
Debbie Hambrick
Submitted on Wed Nov 20 11:01:51 MST 2002


Looking for any information regarding parents, siblings, etc. on the following Daniel people based on information listed. Edward Daniel in 1830 Warren County Census a 60-70 years of age with wife, 6 sons and 2 daughters. George Daniel a chain carrier in Warren County Plat Book Volumn 1 1824-1827 on survey made in purchase of land by Edward Daniel in the Short Mountain area. John Daniel B C 1769 D 1853 on 1820 Warren County Census with wife Nancy, 3 male and 3 female children living in Short Mountain area. William Daniel a chain carrier listed in Plat Volumn 1 on purchase of land by John Daniel on the headwaters of East Fork of Stones River. William with Peter Daniel was also chain carrier on 2nd land purchase by John Daniel in Mt. Dist. Grant Book A:154-5 in same area. James Daniel b c 1800 on the 1830 Warren Census. Stephen Daniel b c 1805 on 1830 Warren Census. Mitchel Daniel b c 1805 on 1840 Cannon Census. Mary Daniel b c 1808 that married a Soloman C. Parris about 1829 in Warren County. This Sol
B. Wilkinson -- 22854 US Hiway 331, Lapine, AL 36046
Submitted on Wed Nov 20 09:38:25 MST 2002


Looking for information on John T. Williams 1874-1923. Born around DeKalb County. Mother's name was Mandy. Brothers Bill and Joe. He married Ada Bell Canter Sept. 17, 1899 in Smith County.
Janet West
Submitted on Mon Nov 18 09:32:32 MST 2002


I am trying to find information on a W.C. Garner or William C Garner may be married to a Sarah Spurgin. I belived they lived in Dekalb county before moving to Hardin county. W. C Garner was born in 1848 and I found him in 1880 census in hardin so it would have to be the 1870's that he was here. They might have had twin girls at the time of living in Dekalb names Hettey and Lettey. Thank You for your help.
Lisa Morris Coleman
Submitted on Thu Nov 14 21:54:56 MST 2002


Looking for information on the Famalies of GAY,GILES D., GAY,JOHN W.,GAY,JOHN LEE and JAMES EDWARD GAY.My father was born in Dekalb Co., in 1903.his name was OTIS CLIFTON GAY,son of JOHN LEE GAY and MOLLIE (MARY JANE) HIBDON GAY. He died on July 17, 1995 in Robertson County, Tennessee. JAMES LOCKHART owned a grisT mill in Smithville early in the 1840's and was a early settler there.Any help will be appreciated. thank you
Submitted on Wed Nov 13 08:08:46 MST 2002


My great grandmother was Lula STARNES born in TN in 1881 - she married Ike B. CRIPPS in DeKalb County, TN Nov. 23, 1896. I am trying without much success to find who Lula STARNES parents were and where in TN she was actually born. Any help would be much appreciated.
Victoria Cripps-Sauer -- 6810 Frogtown RD #12, Hermitage, PA 16148
Submitted on Sun Oct 20 19:07:20 MDT 2002


I am looking for any information about Philip Palmer (Sr) and Philip Palmer (Jr). They are both listed in the Smith County 1820 census. They lived in part of Smith County that later became part of DeKalb County. I believe it is Philip Sr. who is referenced in Dekalb county history as being a revolutionary war veteran, and early settler in the area, and that he is buried in Alexandria (perhaps in South View, or East View, cemetery) He may have moved from North Carolina to Tennessee, after the Revolution. He may have had two wives, the second possibly named Rachel Davis. His son, Philip Jr. was married to Lucinda Palmer. She is listed in the 1850 census for Dekalb as a widow, along with the names of her children. The Palmers were related to the Pistoles of DeKalb county by the marriage of Edmund Palmer (son of Philip Jr.) to Rhoda Pistole.
James Palmer
Submitted on Thu Oct 17 13:22:30 MDT 2002


Looking for any info on parents/siblings for James Martin Scott, b. 1834 in Tenn, and Nancy Jane Pratt, b. 1835 in Tenn. They were married in Dekalb Cty on June 15, 1852 and moved to Missouri btwn 1852 and 1857. Thanks! Paul Rosbolt
Paul Rosbolt
Submitted on Sun Oct 13 16:36:58 MDT 2002


Looking for my great grandparents and great great grandparents. Mygrandfather was Solon Evans Cantrell. Born 1910 Smithville,Tn
Don Gaught
Submitted on Thu Oct 3 00:37:56 MDT 2002

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