DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Fourth Quarter, 1999


Looking for descendants of William Green Murphy (b. 1848) and Prudence Spurlock Murphy(b.1841). They were married 3/2/1866 in Cannon Co. Their children were: Albert, Ed, James Robert, Woodson (Dub), John A., William B. (Will), and Frank M. They settled in Dekalb Co. and surrounding counties.
Zendel Murphy
Submitted on Fri Dec 31 08:28:25 MST 1999


I am looking for any information regarding my grandfather, John Henry Driver. I believe he may have been born or lived in Dekalb co. He was born about 1869 & died in Crittenden co. Ky in 1934. He married Nellie Mae Shahan whom I believe was also born in Tn. about 1883. She died in Ky. in 1924. They had 8 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. There are no living older relatives and ancestors were never talked about.
Dottie Rudd
Submitted on Thu Dec 30 11:23:47 MST 1999


I am looking for anyone who knows anything about John W. UNDERHILL of DeKalb County. He was born 1829 and married to Jane Watson and then Margaret Watson. John is my gg-grandfather. I am a member of the UNDERHILL Society of America and we are trying to track down more information on John. What were his parents names and etc. Please contact me with any Underhill information you might have.
Cathy Underhill Digue -- 2018 Cascade Drive, Jackson, MI 49203
Submitted on Mon Dec 27 09:39:18 MST 1999


Old Bildad Cemetary-- Is it there? Was this cemetary paved over by a Hwy.? Are there Records? Do Old Bildad Church Records exist?
Floyd Dennis -- 5910 Lake Resort Drive, Hixson, TN 37343
Submitted on Mon Dec 27 09:08:18 MST 1999


LANEm Mary Jane(b 1849)was daughter of Richard B. Lane,(b29 Mar,1818) according to family history. Her mother is unknown to us. Does anyone have any information about the means of discovering the mother of a child who might have been born out of wedlock? What possible sources would be available to family researchers? LANE,William A. (b 29 May,1820) died in DeKalb Co prior to 1865. Are death records available for this man?
Ve Glenn Lane
Submitted on Sun Dec 26 17:54:48 MST 1999


I am looking for any references to Benjamin J. HALE, father of Thomas HALE, born Jan 25, 1811 in DeKalb County, TN. I am also looking for references to Charles WARREN, father of Polly Warren, born Mar 9, 1809 (who married Thomas HALE).
Carol Lanaghen
Submitted on Tue Dec 21 15:22:53 MST 1999


Introduction to Dekalb Co History list the Fords:A. Max,-A.W.,-Daniel,-James,-James, G.,-J.H.,-J.J.,- JosephIf ayone has aFord family in Dekalb co please contact me.Does anyone have census recoords they could check. Not sure but think there is a Fite connection to this family. Issomeone aware of website with this countys census listed. There isalso Stout & Bryant connections.
Melba Stout Hunter -- 5817 S. Franklin Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46239
Submitted on Tue Dec 21 06:30:37 MST 1999


I have SCOTTs in DeKalb County, TN Mance SCOTT died 1942 in DeKalb Co, TN married Etta ? and had two known children Livey SCOTT Erra Rose SCOTT b. 2 Feb 1892 in TN and died 1979 in DeKalb Co, TN. Erra married Sidney Chester DAVIS born 3 March 1886 died August 1977 in DeKalb Co, TN. They had 5 children: Reba DAVIS born 1917 died 1954 married Phocian Wright Bette Jo DAVIS living married 1) Cantrell 2) Hall 3) David MacBride Wilbur L DAVIS born 9 August 1918 died 1956 Sidney Chester DAVIS, Jr. born April 1926 died 1968 Davis B. DAVIS living married Shirley Jean WILSON and had 4 children Jeffrey Lynn DAVIS living Kirk Steven DAVIS born 29 July 1950 died 24 July 1998 in Bosnia Dennis Gary DAVIS born 29 July 1950 died October 1950 Cheryl Lea DAVIS living
Cheryl Davis-Holman
Submitted on Thu Dec 16 11:25:53 MST 1999


John DAVIS born ca 1776 in, most likely, Virginia died ca 1843 in DeKalb Co, TN married Abigail DUNCAN born ca 1783 in, most likely, NC married ca 1800-01 in Rutherford Co, NC. The had several known children:
Solomon DAVIS born 23 August 1801 NC died 24 January 1885 in DeKalb Co, TN married Sarah L. Pistole on 3 January 1822 in TN and then married Anna Kelly. Lewis Y. DAVIS born ca 1809 TN married Nancy Joseph DAVIS born ca 1808 in TN married Elizabeth John DAVIS, Jr. born 1806 died 4 August 1892 in DeKalb Co, TN married Elizabeth LAURANCE born 14 July 1819 and died 29 March 1889 in DeKalb Co, TN. They had several know children:
Elbert DAVIS born 1840 William Carroll DAVIS born 3 September 1847 and died 9 September 1926 married 1) Eliza Page 29 August 1867 2) Thenia Trusty 29 March 1879 Thomas J. DAVIS born 6 February 1843 died 12 October 1916 married A. Simpson 15 October 1868 James DAVIS born 1846 died 1860 Catherine DAVIS born 14 December 1847 died 22 March 1902 married W. Caplinger 5
Submitted on Thu Dec 16 11:24:47 MST 1999


Robert M Young married Cassi Anna Hendry, 30July1835,Washington County,Alabama.. They had four children;John E Young,1842,Sarah Young,1844,Ann Young,1848 & my great-grandfather,William P. YOUNG, bn.abt. 1845,DEKALB County,Tn. He married Elmira French, after she died he married my ggranmother,Della D. Groves, Navarro County,Tx. 22June1881. They had eight children; Ruth,Mary,Irvin,Reuben,Paul,Pauline,Troy, & my grandfather, John Everett Young, bn.4/27/1882, Corsicana,Tx. He married Roselie MUNCY, They had one child, my Dad, DELBERT DEAN YOUNG, bn.5/28/1901,ElkCity, Okla. Any information on theYOUNG FAMILY, would be appreciated.
Linda Young Andrews -- 14034 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, CA 92064
Submitted on Wed Dec 8 23:22:33 GMT 1999


CANTRELL, Martha Jane b abt 1837 married Caleb ANDERSON(jr)on 10/15/1852 Dekalb Co Tn. Their children were: Nancy Catherine b 1853; Cynthia Frances b 1856; James b 1859; Caleb b abt 1863 ; Charles Cooper b 1866; ?Ludora b1869, Elizabeth b1871. Any info please email me
Submitted on Tue Dec 7 20:30:51 EST 1999


am interested in finding information on OMIE MAE BAIN SMITH died Aril 1913 in DEKALB COUNTY,am told she was buried in Dismal Cementery. Father was TOM BAIN ,Mother JENNY BAIN. Any help would be appreciated. Omie is my grandmother on my mothers side. Thanks
Martha Smith -- 315 Rock St., Bowie, TX 76230
Submitted on Mon Dec 6 19:02:12 EST 1999


I'm looking for record of Pensy YOUNG or GREEN. I have found on the LDS IGI website, the record of a marrige of Pensy YOUNG to William CAPSHAW 3 Nov 1859 in Dekalb TN. I don't know if this couple were Black or not. Do you know of Pensy YOUNG or GREEN?
Elaine JETT
Submitted on Wed Dec 1 01:11:07 EST 1999


Looking for any information on Logan J. DAVIS born June 27, 1841, in DeKalb County, Tenn. He married Martha Elizabeth DUKE on July 29, 1877, also in DeKalb County. Martha E. was born 03-23-1861 also believe in DeKalb Co. Their first 4 ch were born in Tn also. They are Mattie Novella b. 06-29-1879 and Minnie Bell b. 11-13-1882, Annetta b. 11-13-1882, and Emmer J. b. 01-01-1884. Need any information on parents, siblings, etc.
Bobbie Elrod Davis -- Route 1, Box 320, Hulbert, OK 74441
Submitted on Tue Nov 30 19:49:26 EST 1999


Want to know about the HOLDSWORTH FAMILY of Alexandria, Tennessee and also the LEWIS Families in DEKALB and WILSON COUNTY. Information on where James Horace Holdsworth's family came from. Where he may have met Winnie (Robinson) Holdsworth his wife, etc. Why isn't he on the 1920 Census? More information on Zeller Mae (Lewis) and her husband Clarence Saddler of Alexandria. Thanks.
Submitted on Tue Nov 23 22:37:28 EST 1999


CANTRELL, MARTHA J. born abt 1837 married Caleb Anderson (Jr)in 1852 Dekalb Co. Children were Nancy Catherine abt 1853,Cynthia abt 1857, James abt 1859, Caleb L. abt 1863, Charles abt 1866, Elizabeth abt 1871, ? Ludora. Please email any information regarding this family
Susan Darrell
Submitted on Tue Nov 23 00:44:58 EST 1999


I would like to find someone that may be able to look in some of the old Smithville news papers. I would like to find out how much it would cost. Thank you for you time.
E.H. Winnard -- Box 426, Apache, OK 73006
Submitted on Sun Nov 21 22:37:24 EST 1999


My ggrandmother was Hannah Adams of DeKalb County, Tennessee. Her father was supposedly a Abraham Adams whose father was supposedly a William Adams of Virginia. Abrahmah Adams is mentioned in a book along with several Adams who I believe may be related. If anyone could send me copies of the pages in the book mentioning them, I would appreciate it. My Fax number is 619-688-9247. Also, if you come across any mention of a Lewis next to this family or tied to them in some way, I would be grateful. Thanks.
Michael G. Lewis -- 4048 Alabama St. Apt. 6 , San Diego, CA 92104
Submitted on Sat Nov 20 23:07:39 EST 1999


John J. ATNIP b. 15 Feb. 1843, who were parents? He moved to Wright co., Mo.
Submitted on Sat Nov 20 00:28:22 EST 1999


Peter Emory TAYLOR married Nancy D. PITTS 8/14/1865. Trying to verify Nancy's parents. Any leads helpful. Special thanks to Cheryl Davis-Holman for this lead.
Submitted on Thu Nov 18 10:09:54 EST 1999


Anyone have information of a Pinegar (Penninger) who married a MARY CARR/KERR ca 1836-1846 ? They divorce and the CARR/KERR family move to Union County, Illinois ca 1846.
Richard Smith -- 406 West Sonata Circle, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Submitted on Wed Nov 17 18:23:45 EST 1999


Anyone with information on ANDREW CARR/KERR married ca. 1838 and appearing in the 1840 census next to his father James CARR/KERR? Andrew sells property in Smithville 8th July 1842 to a P. G. Magness.
Richard Smith -- 406 West Sonata Circle, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Submitted on Wed Nov 17 18:04:59 EST 1999


I am looking for history on these surnames HALE,TAYLOR,CRROK,CHAPMAN,COOK. These people are all from the Dekalb area. Any info would be appreciated.
Terri Adcock
Submitted on Tue Nov 16 16:22:32 EST 1999


STOUT 1870 DeKalb Co Tn censu list Henry STOUT age 20, then NAOMI age 18 is listed but she wasnt on 1850 or 60 census. Did HENRY STOUT marry NAOMI or is she his sister.Henry married Manervia FORD in 1871-Dekalb Co. Who did James Marion Stout marry.
Melba Stout Hunter
Submitted on Sun Nov 14 12:35:45 EST 1999


STOUT Need date of death for David STOUT in DeKalb Co. Tn He is listed in 1850-1860 census.By 1870 only his family is listed.
Melba Stout Hunter
Submitted on Sun Nov 14 12:26:40 EST 1999


My gr grandfather Landon Britt RICHARDSON born TN 1831. Married Martha TURNER in DeKalb Co in 1858. He is living in the HH of an Elizabeth Woodsides in 1850 census of DeKalb. I believe she may have been his mother. He is mentioned in Will Hale's History of DeKalb Co as being one of the "big and tall men of the county". Captured by Union in Civil War. Married my gr grandmother Nancy Frances Jennings in Wilson Co in Dec 1865. 5 sons. Moved to TX about 1877. Some connection to THW Richardson of DeKalb Co who died in 1904. Would love to know who his parents were. Thanks.
Ellen M. Crawford -- 9749 E 5th St, Tucson, AZ 85748
Submitted on Sat Nov 13 17:52:06 EST 1999


Looking for information on Sallie L. WALKER, living in Dekalb co. in 1910 census with father D.M.WALKER, married LOUIS WALKER in 1917 in Dekalb co. Tennessee.
Ron Neale
Submitted on Thu Nov 11 21:23:56 EST 1999


Am researching John SADLER and wife "Tiny". They were in Smith Co in 1850. Does anyone know anything about this couple? John was born in NC around 1802. John & Tiny had a daughter Delila who married Andrew Jack CLAXTON. Delila was born in TN 12 Feb 1840 and died 6 Sep 1917. Andrew Jack's parents were Jonathan F., born around 1793, and Dorcas T (last name unknown), born around 1802, in NC. Andrew Jack was born 29 July 1842 in TN and died 15 Oct 1912. Jonathan and Dorcas were in 1860 DeKalb Co, 1850 Wilson Co, and 1880 Co. Census.
Submitted on Thu Nov 11 14:55:27 EST 1999


Any information on my greatgrandparents-ROBERT MARR YOUNG,bn.1813,Tn & CASSY A. HENDRY,bn.Tn. married WASHINGTON COUNTY,Tn 30July1835. Children John E.,1842,Sarah,1844,Ann,1848,& WILLIAM P. YOUNG, bn. 1845,DEKALB County (my ggfather). William married ELMIRA FRENCH, 2nd wife, DELLA GROVES.BN.1859,Tx. I would exchange any info on these families.
Linda Young Andrews
Submitted on Wed Nov 10 22:22:58 EST 1999


Henry SEGRAVES married F SEAY May 5, 1862 in DeKalb County, TN would appreciate any & all information concerning one or both. I am hoping they are my great grand parents.
Virginia Segraves McClendon
Submitted on Tue Nov 9 17:23:49 EST 1999


I am looking for information on my gggrandmother Sarah Ann MAYNARD, born 1841, Dekalb Co, TN. Her father was William H. MAYNARD. She married Moses S. SMITH. He was the son of William B. SMITH and Ann Caroline PACK. Any information on Sarah Ann MAYNARD would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.
Michele McNew -- P.O. Box 1226, Navasota, TX 77868
Submitted on Sat Nov 6 21:32:04 EST 1999


Looking for info on Napoleon Bonaparte Bradley or any of the following: Sherrod (SP?) Bradley, Elizabeth Bradley, Sarah , Mary, Franklin P., Canzada, Mary J. They were from Dekalb Co, TN. Sherrod and Elizabeth were both born in SC. All others were born in TN. Thanks for any and all leads! Jennifer Bradley-Montgomery
Jennifer Bradley-Montgomery
Submitted on Wed Nov 3 20:55:08 EST 1999


I am seeking information on a James H. Watson. From his enlistment papers into the Civil War he was born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. He enlisted from DeKalb County, Tennessee. He enlisted in Murfreesboro, TN. I believe that he was married twice. My great grandfather, to my knowledge was an only child, but had a half brother and a half sister. James H. Watson was in Company I of the 5th Regiment. He is buried in the Cash-Robbins Cemetery in Coffee County, Tennessee. My great grandfather's name was Elza Watson. My grandfather's name was Sam Watson.
Pamela D. Jones
Submitted on Sun Oct 31 17:51:31 EST 1999


I am seeking information on Milton A. Presley, born around 1820 in N.C. He married lst Jude Hayes, then he married Mary L. Ferrell around 1869 in DeKalb Co. I am especially trying to find out something about his first wife. Any information appreciated.
Geneva Rainey
Submitted on Sat Oct 23 20:25:32 EDT 1999


Have birth certificate of Lucill TIDWELL, born in 1921 to Wm TIDWELL,Marion county age 19 and Mary Bain, Dekalb County, age 21. BirthCert. is from Rutherford County. Looking for any further info on these individuals and previous ancestors.
Submitted on Fri Oct 22 01:11:51 EDT 1999


Searching for info on Anderson's who settled in Dekalb County, TN before 1842. Children of descendents include James M. and Annie(Ashford) Anderson. Both James and Annie were born in Cannon County between 1824 and 1826. I am looking for brothers or sisters of James possibly a John Anderson Jr. Mary, Amanda, Louisa and Thomas
Kathy Henderson -- 7703 Manus Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Submitted on Thu Oct 21 19:35:30 EDT 1999


I would like to thank everyone who has answered my Queries on the FISHER family in Dekalb Co. You have helped me to locate my Great Grandparents, Great Uncles and Aunts and cousins. A very special thanks to Thomas Webb of Smithville and to Shirley Nunnery of McMinnville. This is a dream come true. Don't ever give up!
Janelle Fisher Williams
Submitted on Mon Oct 18 22:24:39 EDT 1999


I am looking for any information on Nancy WATSON, wife of Isaac CANTRELL. Also any information on Angeline REDMAN/REDMON the wife of Moses CANTRELL (1805-1880). Any information would be appreciated. Thanks. Fredia Fuston in Turkey, TX
Fredia Fuston -- Rt. 1 Box 8, Turkey, , TX 79261
Submitted on Mon Oct 18 18:42:46 EDT 1999


would like to conect with anyone researching family of Benjamin and Francis (FOWLER) CANTRELL. They are my 3ed great grand parents. Perry Anderson CANTRELL married Moetta ADCOCK 1856. Moetta was daughter of Isaac ADCOCK (PROVEN).
Alfa CANTRELL COPELAND -- PO box 472, China Spring, TX 76633
Submitted on Sat Oct 16 13:09:54 EDT 1999


I am looking for any and all info possible for a JOHN D. WOODEN,SR.. He was b. on May-1836 in Tn.. He was married 4 times; 1.) Parilee Clark, 2-15-1861 Dekalb Cty.; 2)unknown; 3)Lizzie (Louizia) Wanford, 5-15-1873; 4) Sue Martin date and place unknown. His son, JOHN D. WOODEN, JR. b.5-5-1887, marr. MEL ZORA THOMAS(VANATTA?)
Travis E. Hudson -- 4717 E. Encanto St., Mesa, AZ 85205
Submitted on Thu Oct 14 16:01:08 EDT 1999


Seeking info about Simion WILLIAMS living in DeKalbCo.-1860 census. age 37 b.1813, married to Manerva WILLIAMS age 36-b.1814. Would like to know who SIMION'S parents were. A Rebecca WILLIAMS, age 26, is listed also. She was living with them. Is she Simion WILLIAMS sister? I think she is my gggrandmother who married JAMES G.MCINTIRE. I really do need some help with this. Thanks to DeKalb Co., I have found a lot of "roots.
Ruth Ann
Submitted on Tue Oct 12 21:26:01 EDT 1999


I am searching for information on George CROOK and Sally ETHERIDGE who I believe to be my 5th great-grandparents. Also need info on the WILLS and ROBINSON families.
Joanne Kennedy
Submitted on Tue Oct 12 15:46:40 EDT 1999


looking for information on William ROBINSON and wife Delilah who appear in the 1860 DEKALB Co. census. Listed as living with them is Levi MASON,who I believe is my great great grandfather. Also living with them is Archibald BAIN age 88. Levi is listed as living in Delilah's household in 1870. I am looking for a connection for Levi to this family. Was he related or did the ROBINSON'S just take him in? Any information would be greatly appreciated. I don't know where else to look. Thank you.
Rachel Hillis
Submitted on Thu Oct 7 20:07:26 EDT 1999


I am looking for any imformation on The Green family that lived in Smithville, Dekalb Co. Tenn. Archabald Dee Green Born Jan. 1849. Hemarried Sarah Lyes. One of the Sons Rueben T. Green was born 1876 inSmithville. He married Mary Stokes. Archabald's father was Jesse Greenborn-1818 South Carolina. I would appreciate any info.
D.Green Helms
Submitted on Wed Oct 6 12:21:16 EDT 1999


JOHN DRIVER, MARTHA FISHER I am searching for information on John Driver who married Martha Belle Fisher daughter of Henry Fisher. I know that John was born in 1900 and died about 1974. John and Martha had the following children, John Aubrey, Martha Francis, Joe Sam and Ethel Modena. No one knows the name of John Driver's father and mother or brothers and sisters. Any information greatly appreciated. I know that John Aubrey was born in Dekalb Co. and I believe the others were too.
Billie Faye Vaughn -- 132 Circle Drive, Berea, KY 40403
Submitted on Tue Oct 5 20:31:00 EDT 1999


Henry STOUT m. Manervia FORD in DeKalb co. Tn 1871, think these are my gr grandparents, if anyone has info on them I would be most grateful. Will gladly exchange my Ford & Stout information.Think they moved to Simpson Co. Ky-dont know when, by 1910 they were in Sumner Co. Tn.Think his parents were David & Ann or Mary. Other conn. names:Barnard,Hinton,Woodall,Nichols,McKelley,Stevenson,Summers,Groves,Choat.
Melba Stout Hunter
Submitted on Tue Oct 5 19:14:38 EDT 1999


Samuel Stone REDMAN ma Margaret Matilda GRAY late 1800 DeKalb Co, Tn,Samuel father Richard Redman son of Soloman Redman. I can not find anything on Richard and Soloman. Richard mar Mary Ward. Please someone help me straighten out my mess of Redmans! Thanks
Roberta Linder
Submitted on Tue Oct 5 18:09:07 EDT 1999


looking for information on JAMES THOMAS ADCOCK my gg father his wife was CATHERINE LUNA.
MATTHEW ROYAL -- 204 second av. murfreesboro tenn., murfreesboro, TN 37130
Submitted on Mon Oct 4 22:22:51 EDT 1999


I am looking for the parents of Berry Young Cantrell. He was born abt 1825 in TN and died in 1887. His first wife was Sallie Upchurch, who died in 1850 in DeKalb Co. The 1850 DeKalb Co. census lists Berry Y. (25) with son Joseph U. (6). On January 15, 1852, in DeKalb Co., Berry married Elender Jane Blair. The 1860 DeKalb Co. census lists Berry (38) with wife Jane (26) and children Joseph (16), George (12), David (7), Sarah (6), Tillman (3), and Thomas (1). Thomas is my wife's great grandfather.
David Stiles
Submitted on Fri Oct 1 13:53:25 EDT 1999

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