DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Fourth Quarter, 2003


I am looking for Frances "Fanny" BOLLING or BOWLES. She was born 1777 in Hanover Co., Virginia and apparently died in 1869 in Dekalb Co, and was buried in Walker Cemetery in Kellenberg,Tennessee. I am looking to verify this if possible. Does anyone know where this cemetery is and if there is a stone there? Thanks for any help, Rollie
Rollie Stamps
Submitted on Sun Dec 21 23:26:05 MST 2003


DILDINE/DILLDINE I am looking for info on any DIL/LDINEs in the DeKalb area in the 1800s. I know they transported goods between Sligo and Nashville by boat. Any info on any DILDINE/DILLDINE would be appreciated. A cemetery lookup for the surname would be great or tell me how to look it up. I live out of state. Looking for info on a Mary Lackings and a Mary ALEXANDER. MARYs would have been living in 1865 I know. I think my ggg-grandfather Ammon DILDINE was killed by outlaws in 1863 in Buffalo Valley. Is there a Peeled Chestnut Cemetery in DeKalb? Thank you Peggy
Peggy Gunter
Submitted on Thu Dec 18 18:36:23 MST 2003


Would someone look up the Obituary of Carroll BARR, born 21 October 1906; died August 1976; last residence: Smithville, DeKalb County, Tn.
Winfree, Clarence
Submitted on Sun Dec 14 04:08:40 MST 2003


I am trying to locate any information on George W. RATLEY or RATLEPH and Margaret Susannah WATSON UNDERHILL. The marriage records list this marriage:

Spouse: UNDERHILL, M. S. Marriage Date: 12 Jul 1868
County: DeKalb State: TN

Susan was married to the allusive John W. UNDERHILL and had 1 child Jane. I have found George RATLEY and Susan in the 1870 DeKalb Co. census with Jane age 8 (UNDERHILL is not used) and new daughter Nancy 2 months. I have had no luck finding them after 1870. Any help appreciated. I have UNDERHILL info that I am willing to share.
Tom Brown
Submitted on Fri Dec 5 12:46:48 MST 2003


Cantrell Bootleggers? Lived Rhea Co near Dayton and Graysville around 1890-1910.Names Samuel, James Edward, Fred. Family rumors say they left Tn for Indiana because of selling bootleg whiskey to wrong people.Any reocrds to prove this or does anyone else know anything about this?Also may have lived near Mont Egle Tn and Deklab Co. Sure would appreciate anything youc are to share. Thanks Lynn
Submitted on Wed Nov 26 05:21:25 MST 2003


Looking for information on Umberger, Umbarger, Umbargo, in the Indian Creek area of DeKalb County TN or there-about.
Paula Knight
Submitted on Sat Nov 22 09:22:00 MST 2003


I have info and need info on the WATSON family. my wifes great great grandfather is william jasper WATSON jr born april 13 1864 in Dekalb county.his farther is william jasper WATSON married to catherine KEATON-CONNOR. his farther is George washington WATSON married to martha FERRELL.I have a couple of pictures. any pctures or info would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Darren reed on behalf of kim watson
Submitted on Thu Nov 20 21:04:51 MST 2003


I have info and need info on the WATSON family. my wifes great great grandfather is william jasper WATSON jr born april 13 1864 his farther is william jasper WATSON married to catherine KEATON-CONNOR. his farther is George washington WATSON married to martha FERRELL.I have a couple of pictures. any pctures or info would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Darren reed on behalf of kim watson
Submitted on Thu Nov 20 20:58:19 MST 2003


I am looking for information on Isaac JOHNSON and Martha SCOTT who were married in De Kalb County in 1867.
Larry Johnson -- 207 E. 10th Street, Russellville, KY 42276
Submitted on Tue Nov 18 02:07:15 MST 2003


Does anyone have info on Dr. T. J. Jackson who lived in Liberty? I believe he was born around 1860 and married Annette Bratton in 1887. If I am correct, his mother was Nancy Jackson, and he is my missing link in the Jackson family. Please let me know if you have any background on him. Thanks!
Marilyn (Jackson) Gorski -- 3352 Parsons Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Submitted on Sun Nov 16 14:56:10 MST 2003


I am looking for information on a Lula Cobb of Dekalb county. It is said she walked arould the county and told fortunes with coffee grinds.
Mike Fuson
Submitted on Fri Nov 7 23:30:32 MST 2003


Looking for information on any Proffitts around Laurel Hill. One was David Everett Proffitt d. 1999
Submitted on Thu Nov 6 11:16:10 MST 2003


I am looking for family of Benjamin Harrison Taylor,born on April 15,1860 in Smithville died in Mckinney Texas in 1959. He was the son of HENRY HARRISON TAYLOR AND ANNY WALLING.MARY ELIZABETH SMITH was bornSept.11,1862 in Dekalb,died April 14,1917.They had 12 childrenmy great grandmother was Julia Jimmie she was born on Sept.11,1889 in Dekalb,they eventually moved to Collin County Texas,where Julia married a Franklin Fred Ashby,whose family came to the U.S. in 1873 from Christchurch,England,they lived outside of McKinney and had 7 children 5 girls and 2 boys.Loretta Mae,Bessie Lee,Lois Elizabeth,Charlie Dearmond,Franklin Fred Jr.,Jimmie Eugene,Sue Blanche,all of whom are gone except the last 2.If you are any relation please contact me,would you like to share information? thank you
Carmella Vest
Submitted on Tue Nov 4 16:46:56 MST 2003


I am looking for an obit for J.W.(James W.)WRIGHT. He died in May,1930, near Lebanon, Wilson county. J.W. was born in Dekalb county to O.B.WRIGHT and Elizabeth PICKETT WRIGHT, April 4th,1850. He was a farmer and one of his children was Kit WRIGHT. J.W. was buried in Eastview Cemetery in Alexandria. He was a widower at the time of his death, I would like find the name of his wife and children. I appreciate any help. Thanks geri
Geri Baker
Submitted on Tue Nov 4 02:54:22 MST 2003


As the granddaughter of William H. FRAZIER and Mollie REYNOLDS, I am now 70 and desperately searching for any information. They were married in May, 1888 in Dekalb County. They had 12 children; seven of which are listed in the 1900 Census, Dekalb County, District 15, dwelling #177. My father, Robert L. FRAZIER was a twin to Alfred L. FRAZIER born November, 1893. I cannot find any subsequent listing in the 1910 Census in Dekalb County for the rest of the twelve children who may have been born in Hickman County. These are my Aunts and Uncles. Since I am the last of this generation any association or recognition you may have or come across or have knowledge of my people-- will be most gratefully received.
Joan Frazier Pizzato -- 2306 Daisy Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806-4113
Submitted on Thu Oct 30 03:15:47 MST 2003


A John and William EMERY were killed Feb. 9th 1865 near Liberty Tn. DeKalb Co. for being confederate guerrillas. Both were killed by troops of the 14th Tn. Federal troops under the command of Col. J.H. Blackburn. Can anyone tell me more about this, maybe other family names, place of graves. I believe both are in my family line and could be my brick wall or a piece of the puzzle that breaks down that brick wall.
Mike Morgan
Submitted on Sun Oct 19 22:02:47 MDT 2003


I have a photo of "some of our Subscribers, Compliments of the Smithville Review" taken in front of the Webb Hotel, Smithville, Tn. I think it was in the 1800's. Is there a Webb Hotel or Smithville Review still operating that would like this photo for their records?
Jean Merriman Beardmore -- 86 Eagle Dr., Front Royal,, VA 22630
Submitted on Sat Oct 18 09:58:07 MDT 2003


SEARCHING---for information on my g-granparents and g-g-grandparents.

IZEAR W. VANATTA (my g-grandfather) Born 6/9/1875 and died 7/25/1961 in DeKalb County. Son of JIM VANATTA and SARAH PUGH. married 3 times, 1)HELEN CANTRELL , 2) EDNA TAYLOR and her sister 3)DAISIE TAYLOR

EDNA JEREMIAH TAYLOR (my g-grandmother) born 6/18/1877, died at home in DeKalb County on 12/24/1946, daughter of JOHN TAYLOR and BEDDIE EMMALINE CANTRELL.

If you can help me out, please contact me
Cathy Underhill-Digue -- 4683 Grand Haven Lane, Apt B, Indianapolis, IN 46280
Submitted on Sun Oct 12 16:05:40 MDT 2003


Searching for g-grandparents. DELIA GAY born 7/4/1867 her father is GEORGE GAY and mother is NANCY VICKERS, no birthdates on either. My grandmother is MINNIE AMY HARMON who married ALVIE HARDING BRATCHER, who where both born and married in DeKalb County.. also my g-grandfather is JAMES P. HARMON, that's all the information I have. Can anyone help me.
Cathy Underhill-Digue -- 4683 Grand Haven Lane Apt B, Indianapolis, TN 46280
Submitted on Sun Oct 12 15:40:48 MDT 2003


I am searching for info about a Church that was located on the opposite side of Caplinger grocery store on hwy. 96. There is a house at the road and a small county road that dead-ends at another house off the road. This road at one time lead to Indian Creek down thru Spencer hollow. Willis Page's research has the United Baptist of the New Union Assoc. organized in 1881 with property donated by Matthew Curtis who along with William Arnold and William H. Tramel were trustees. By 1889 it was called Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church. The Church closed its doors by 1911. There is a small cemetery of about 25 graves beside the house. The building was also used as a school and remained open thru 1940. When Indian Creek Baptist Church closed due to the dam construction a small group of people who didn't want to go to Smithville used the building for their Church. The building was delapidated and soon they tore it down and built the building that sits there now. All info would be appreciated.
Charles Page
Submitted on Mon Oct 6 00:07:31 MDT 2003


I am searching for information on Leander Jackson, dob 1826, who settled in the Temperance Hall area in formerly Smith County later Dekalb. He married Millie Kelley, dob 1828. Their children were John, William Thomas, Mary Frances, Emma, and Nancy. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Marilyn Gorski
Submitted on Sat Oct 4 06:45:39 MDT 2003


I am looking for any information in the marriage of a male Williams and Paralee Pistole, one child of the union is unknown Williams - male married Mary Canzadie Rich. All of which were in DeKalb County.
Submitted on Thu Oct 2 15:49:08 MDT 2003

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