DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Second Quarter, 2000


I would like any info about Thomas Jefferson PACK. Born Nov. 30 1861, Died April 30 1946. His mother Narsissie PACK Born oct 9 1831 Died June 21, 1913. His first wife Loudory PACK, Born oct 15, 1862, died Jan 3 1911. His second wife was Mary Francis PACK, Born jan 4 1891 died march 25 1972. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Malinda Pack Richardson -- 127 Church Street, McMinnville, TN 37110
Submitted on Fri Jun 30 20:46:49 MDT 2000


FARMER Bill and Martha born 1858 and 1865 children John Franklin,Arb,Ida Jane, John Estes. John Franklin was born Smithville,TN 21 July 1881 Need mother's surname; father's full name. General information.
Carolyn Ballard
Submitted on Fri Jun 30 13:07:39 MDT 2000


I am trying to find any information about Solomon GAMBRELL and Sarah Frances PRESLEY from DeKalb County. His parents were William GAMBRELL and Sarah CARDWELL. Her parents were were Andrew Milton PRESLEY and Judah HAYES. Any information would be appreciated. Geneva Rainey
Geneva Rainey
Submitted on Fri Jun 30 11:02:07 MDT 2000


Looking for information on Thomas A. Bowman & Cordelia A. Wright. They were married March 1, 1877, DeKalb Co., TN. 1907 Settlement of estate of Oren B. Wright lists as part of his heirs: heirs of Mrs. Thomas B. Bowman specifically; Etta, Princeton, Carrol, Mai, Lidia, and Ruth Bowman
Norman Davis
Submitted on Mon Jun 26 22:26:13 MDT 2000


Looking for information on Jefferson Wright of DeKalb Co., TN. He was b. abt. 1863 to Oren & Elizabeth Wright. I have seen his name listed as Jefferson D. Wright & T. Jefferson Wright. Was this the T.J. Wright that married E.C. (Elizabeth) Donnell on May 31, 1883, DeKalb Co., TN.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Mon Jun 26 22:19:48 MDT 2000


Looking for information on Jefferson Wright of DeKalb Co., TN. He was b. abt. 1863 to Oren & Elizabeth Wright. I have seen his name listed as Jefferson D. Wright & T. Jefferson Wright.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Mon Jun 26 22:14:59 MDT 2000


I am looking for information regarding the family of Thomas K or H. Alexander. According to the 1850 & 1860 census, the family consisted of: Thomas H or K Alexander (b. ca 1795-1797 NC), Abigail (b. ca 1797-1800 SC), Harrison Alexander (b. ca 1829-1830), Nathaniel Alexander (b. ca 1835), Margaret C. Alexander (b. ca 1837), Eliza L. Alexander (b. ca 1841), Thomas Alexander (b. ca 1843). I think Margaret is the same Margaret "Peggy" Alexander who married Moses "Moze" Robertson/Robinson in Dekalb Co. on 28 February 1855. Any help with this family would really be appreciated. Thank you.
Jim W. Kelly
Submitted on Sun Jun 25 20:19:29 MDT 2000


On the 1850 & 1860 Dekalb County TN census: David L DURHAM and his Brother Lewis Durham. They are each with their families. David L Durham married Drucella/Drisilla Wilkinson in Dekalb TN. David and Drisilla had 3 children Julian born 1857, John born 1860 and James born 1862. His Brother, Lewis R Durham married Parilee (?) in Dekalb Co TN. Lewis and Parilee supposedly had 9 children William D born 1851, Franklin born 1853, Medlin born 1855, Thomas J born 1856, Elizabeth J 1860, Waymon born 1863, Bedford F Durham born 1866, Josephine born 1867 and Elbert born 1869. These dates are approx. Who were David and Lewis parents, I have been unable to find them. Any other information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me Terri Durham-Stone email
Terri Durham-Stone -- 39120 Argonaut Way PMB127, Fremont, CA 94538
Submitted on Thu Jun 22 16:43:13 MDT 2000


looking for Mr Raymond that answered query on Gilbert and Raymonds from Dekalb. Looking for info on Lucinda Pigg that married R.V. Gilbert Check new e-mail address Thanks Beverley
Beverley Hertwig
Submitted on Mon Jun 19 19:28:33 MDT 2000


I am looking for information on relatives of Edward Willie BUCKNER b.1/17/1880 d.9/26/1952. He was married to Lula REEDER and lived in DeKalb County in the early 1900's.
Kema Patterson
Submitted on Sat Jun 17 22:35:58 MDT 2000


I am looking for any information on Granville ESTES. He had atleast one son, named William B. Estes. I know there were several ESTES in DeKalb County. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Donna Capps Wickham
Submitted on Tue Jun 13 20:39:03 MDT 2000


I am seeking information regarding JOHN A. FUSON b. 1815 and his wife MARTHA L. ALLEN b. 1826. The couple was married in 1847 and did reside in DeKalb County.
Submitted on Fri Jun 9 17:38:14 MDT 2000


Looking for Lucinda Moore who married Matthew B. Parker in Dekalb Co. between 1846 and 1847. Children included Zachariah Montery, William L., Louisa, Sarah Elizabeth, Matthew Monroe, John H., Ulysses G., Cardelia, and Ortha.
Debora Nichols
Submitted on Mon Jun 5 18:51:45 MDT 2000


Searching for Lewis Parker born 1801 in Smith Co., TN and died 1846 in Dekalb Co, TN. Married Elizbeth Yeargan 1820 in Dekalb Co. Daughter of William Yeargan and Rebecca Bennett. Also Lucetta Vandergriff (Vandigrif/Vandegriff) who married Matthew Monroe Parker in Dekalb Co. She was born in 1863 and him 8/1857 in Dekalb. Lucetta and Matthew moved to Madison Co., AL in late 1800's or early 1900's.
Debora Nichols -- 17298 AL Highway 251,, Athens, AL 35613
Submitted on Mon Jun 5 18:46:15 MDT 2000


Looking for information on the following Wright families of Dekalb County, Tenessee.

OREN B.2 WRIGHT (WILLIAM1) was born October 16, 1825 in Smith-Dekalb County, Tennessee, and died February 18, 1905 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH PICKETT 1846 in DeKalb County, Tennessee, daughter of ANDREW PICKETT and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. She was born December 11, 1824 in Tennessee, and died October 06, 1900 in Dekalb County, Tennessee.

i. ELIZABETH F.3 WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1847, Dekalb County, Tennessee.
ii. MARY ROXANNA WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1852, Dekalb County, Tennessee.
iii. JAMES W. WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1850, Dekalb County, Tennessee.
iv. EUGENIA JOSEPHINE WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1854, Dekalb County, Tennessee.
v. PERMELIA P. WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1856, Dekalb County, Tennessee.
vi. CORDELIA A. WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1859, Dekalb County, Tennessee.
vii. ROBERT HATTEN WRIGHT, b. April 10, 1865, Tennessee; d. September 13, 1926, Ash Creek, Pittsburg County, Oklah

Norman Davis
Submitted on Fri Jun 2 15:36:45 MDT 2000


I am looking for any ancestors in Dekalb County. My name is Carl Allen Crowley III, a grandson of Carl Allen Crowley, who I Believe to have been a son of Pleasant C.(G?) Crowley from the Smithville area. I believe that Pleasant's father was Judge W. G. Crowley. I am aware of a small amount of genealogical information about W.G Crowley and Pleasant Crowley, but haven't been able to find out anything about the background/origins of my grandfather Carl Allen Crowley. I know that he was born April 1, 1894 in Tennessee and died in 1948 in Texas. According to Texas sources his father's name was Pleasant. I am trying to find something definite re the relationship. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email me direct at Thanks,
Carl Crowley
Atlanta, GA

Carl Crowley
Submitted on Fri May 26 12:18:40 MDT 2000


Dekalb/Blue Springs area census' show... Jiles (Giles) Gay, farmer, born abt: 1818 in NC m. Mary #1 born abt 1828 in TN and m. Mary#2, born: abt 1823 in Alabama. Of the children, Dabney (Dabner, Dobner) Gay, born: abt 1858 in TN m. Rachel Gilbert, born: 1856 in TN-- Of their children, Marvin Gay, born: 1882 in TN and died 1967 in Dekalb, TN has a son Willie E Gay. So who is this Jiles Gay and where did he come from and of the children, what happened with them? Any help filling in all the blanks is appreciated!
Submitted on Fri May 26 11:12:00 MDT 2000


Seeking lineage/parents,etc.and other information of Alexander Hill Stites b: DeKalb Co,TN 1836. Know of one brother, Joseph Marion,but could be more siblings. Any information would be appreciated, Thank you, Katheryn
Submitted on Wed May 24 15:37:46 MDT 2000


Looking for information on Lucinda Samantha Pigg, born 10-18-1819 died 9-1-1855, married to R.V. Gilbert. They had 9 children: R.V. Gilbert remarried but have no info on Lucinda.
Beverley Hertwig
Submitted on Mon May 22 19:56:59 MDT 2000


I am now looking for information on Lucy ROWLAND GRANSTAFF. She was the 3rd wife of N.H. GRANSTAFF (sometimes spelled GRANDSTAFF). B. 6/6/1867 in DeKalb Co. D. 12/19/1925. Her mother was Tempie WHITLEY, father was a ROWLAND although his first name is unknown to me. I believe she may have been raised around Liberty or Dowelltown.
Submitted on Sun May 21 07:36:08 MDT 2000


Searching for info on these: Andrew KERR, m. Elizabeth LAWSON, sons: William Wiley KERR, George Washington KERR & John KERR. Wm. (b.8/14/1841 Tn, possibly McMinnville) (m. 8/26/1861 in Miller Co. Mo)Eliza(beth) Minerva WYRICK (b. 8/20/1843), dtr. of Hannah & Othniel (Othaniel)
Louise Kerr
Submitted on Sat May 20 22:28:05 MDT 2000


I am looking for information on ancestors of William BATES and Isabella CORLEY. William b. 11-22-1866, d. 2-16, 1942/ Isabell CORLEY b. 12-6-1864 d. 5-1-1937. He married more than once. Another wife was Harriett GILBRET. I would appreciate any info. Thank you.
Deborah Skillington -- 114 Fourth Avenue, Columbia, TN 38401
Submitted on Thu May 18 21:25:37 MDT 2000


I am looking for the maiden surname of Thomas B. BRADFORD,s wife Nancy ???. They were born in South Carolina and appear in the 1850 Fed Census for Dekalb Co, TN with family. Thomas was age 65, Nancy age 54. Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
Carley T. Ledet -- 6399 Heber Spgs Rd. W., Quitman, AR 72131
Submitted on Wed May 17 14:47:13 MDT 2000


Edward Jackson PATTERSON, b.1833 in Alexandria, DeKalb County, TN. Who were his parents & siblings? His Civil War pension papers state: 1.His parents were from NC.
2.He was married to Nancy (Ann?) BENNETT.
3.2nd wife, married late in life (1897)-Anna CANTRELL.(Cantrell may have been a married name as she may have been widowed, as was EJP)
4.Fought with Mo. Infantry Vol. Militia. Enlisted 1861, & discharged 1864, at St. Louis, MO.
5.Had 1 daughter & 2 sons.(believed Nancy BENNETT the mother) Edward J. PATTERSON is buried in Centralia, IL., with daughter & her husband.
If any of PATTERSON, BENNETT or CANTRELL information sounds familiar,PLEASE contact me! My 89 year young mother would be thrilled to know more about her grandfather and pos. GT. grandparents.
Submitted on Wed May 17 11:33:48 MDT 2000


I am trying to get information on the CRIPPS family in Dowelltown. There is a family grave yard set aside by my great grandfather Zean CRIPPS. He also was a scout for the union army calvary in the civil war. He was born Oct.13,1842 married to Nannie E. Cripps born March 23,1874.Thier son, my grandfather was Shelah CRIPPS born March 27,1896 married to Dattie PARKER/CRIPPS born Dec. 16,1895. Thier son was James Cripps my father born Oct.26,1929. I would appreciate any help in trying to build my family tree from Dekalb County. Great Grandfather Zean's parents also had a Grist Mill there, I sure would like to know thier names. Thank You very much!!!
Jim CRIPPS -- 4529 Summerset Drive, Gainesville, GA 30507
Submitted on Fri May 12 07:19:41 MDT 2000


I am looking for information on the GRANDSTAFF (GRINDSTAFF) and MOSS Families of DeKalb County. My grandfather, Toy Moss married Beulah Alta GRANDSTAFF. Both died in 1974 and are buried at Hillview Cemetary in Alexandria. His parents were John and Nancy MOSS,(buried somewhere in Smithville) hers were Nathanial and Lucy GRANDSTAFF.(New Hope Cemetary)
Submitted on Sun May 7 07:38:37 MDT 2000


Submitted on Fri May 5 06:46:08 MDT 2000


COBBLE,BENNETT Seeking info on Sarah Cobble b abt 1816 in North Carolina. May be the daughter of Elizabeth Cobble. Sarah married Thomas S Bennett b abt 1817. Their children were Elizabeth, Thomas, James & Margaret. Sarah and Thomas were in the 1850 Dekalb Census with their children and Elizabeth b abt 1790 in their household. Any info appreciated.
Susan Darrell
Submitted on Fri May 5 03:43:52 MDT 2000


Am looking for information on the following DeKalb County family. Samantha Hayes who married Thomas Dabbs. Her mother was a Mary Hays(Hayes). Do not have much information on this family and history and would like to include them. Sarah Sally Dabbs, Samantha's daughter is my g-grandmother. She was married to John Eubanks. Her son, James Elmer Eubanks is my grandfather.
Kaye Sass -- 4622 W. Ballast Pt Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611
Submitted on Wed May 3 12:22:52 MDT 2000


Would like to contact someone who is researching BOYD families in the DeKalb area in the 1800s. Specifically trying to identify the parents of William Boyd, born abt 1834 in DeKalb Co.
Lenny Green
Submitted on Tue May 2 06:49:58 MDT 2000


I'm looking for the date of death for Vassie Helen Anderson, born around 1895 and married R. Waldon. His name could be Robert, possibly in Cannon or Dekalb county before 1915. They had a son Greely W. Waldon b.9/19/1915 - d.1/27/1971 buried at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery in Cannon county, wife's name was Media (Medie) and had a son named George (maybe more). Vassie and R. Waldon also had a daughter named Bertha (Bertie) Waldon b.abt.1917 who married James Robert Ledbetter and had children Jimmy and George (maybe more).
Greely and Bertha were raised by Vassie's parents James Henry Anderson and Minnie Elizabeth Gann Ashford Anderson, both buried at Salem Cemetery.
I see Vassie, Greely, And Bertie on the 1920 Dekalb Census living with Vassie's siblings and parents. What ever happened to R. Waldon?
I have a photo of all of them but have no idea where they are.
If any of you recognize the above names, please e-mail me :) Thanks in advance :)
R. Ogasawara-Estes
Submitted on Fri Apr 28 08:28:41 MDT 2000


Looking for information concerning Moses ROBINSON, 1814, son of James ROBINSON and Elizabeth FITE. Married Manerva OLIVER in Wilson Co.1838. Married second 1855 Dekalb Co., Margaret "Peggy" ALEXANDER, born ca 1837. Children are:
(1) Sarah ROBINSON b. ca 1842. Married Henry GEORGE, Wilson Co.1864(2) George Washington ROBINSON/ROBERTSON b.1857. Married Mary Elizabeth DURHAM, Dekalb Co.1879.Death record lists mother as Peggy JENNINGS.Could Peggy ALEXANDER have been born a JENNINGS?(3)James "Jim" ROBINSON/ROBERTSON b. ca 1861 married Burdetta "Bert" BLYTHE, daughter of Joshua BLYTHE and Margaret GEORGE.(4) Frank ROBINSON/ROBERTSON(5) Nancy ROBINSON b. ca 1857. married James Monroe BLYTHE 14 November 1873 Dekalb Co.(6) Tom ROBINSON. Moses was in Wilson Co. in 1850 with wife M.In 1860, was in Wilson Co.Joshua BLYTHE, age 22, was living with them. George Washington ROBERTSON should have been with them. He would have been three in August of that year. In 1880,was in Dekalb Co. with wife Peggy.Have not seen 1870
Jim W. Kelly
Submitted on Fri Apr 21 08:46:20 MDT 2000


Looking for wife of Thomas NEEL born 1785 NC. I believe his wife was Mary FISHER born 1788, daughter of John FISHER. Can anyone help?
Betty Nelson McDougald
Submitted on Wed Apr 19 19:34:49 MDT 2000


I would like to enter an update to information already posted. I need to correct the middle name of my great grand mother LULA ERVIN WRIGHT FOWLER, I have also found her parents names also form Smithville Tenn. They were TOM WRIGHT and VERA MCDONALD WRIGHT.Lula was born June 17, 1898. Please addd this to my other Query. Thank you Billie Jetter.Any one with information on any of these people please contact me.
Billie Jetter -- 39 Shaddow Ave., Flintstone , GA 30725
Submitted on Thu Apr 13 18:18:32 MDT 2000


Isaac Thompson Minister Gospel, Wilson Co. 1870/ DeKalb Co. 1900 where was he in 1880?
Mildred A Jones
Submitted on Wed Apr 12 21:52:26 MDT 2000


I am researching the Green family that lived in Dekalb Co. TN.; Jesse Green he married Sarah Bain; Children are: James Henry Green , William Coleman Green, Lydia Elender Green, Monroe Berry Green, Frances J. Green, Archibald D. Green, Tennessee Green. My direct line is from Archibald D. Green, I have received info.on William Coleman Green from a distant relative. I would appreciate any info. on the Green family. Also, If any one has any knowledge about Jesse Green; he was born in SC. in 1818. His mother's name is believed to have been Frances. any help appre
Deb Green
Submitted on Tue Apr 11 08:00:07 MDT 2000


Need info on William WRIGHT m Mary NEAL. She first married Joseph Lawrence. Only know the name of one of their children-Orand(Orson) Bethel WRIGHT he marr. Elizabeth CAMPBELL, their children Elizabeth b.1845-46...Mary Roxanna(Roxy)m Issac Denton Griffith, James W, b1849-50, Eugenia Josephine b.1853, Permelia P.,b.1854, Cordelia A b.1856,Robert H(Hatton) b.,1859,married Amanda GRIFFITH, Jefferson D., b 1863, Laura A.,b 1867. Could some of the girls have married a DEWBERRY(DUBERRY,DERRYBERRY), OR A BYRUM? Robert H. is my ggrandfather Thanks
Geraldine Baker
Submitted on Mon Apr 10 01:14:06 MDT 2000


I am looking for information on Felix Matthew MARTIN,Parsetta,Aamon Asbuty MARTIN, Fancher's Mills-Dekalb co.
Mike Sieberg -- 616 Center St., Huron, OH 44839
Submitted on Sun Apr 9 09:05:51 MDT 2000


Looking for info on marriages of GREEN'S in DeKalb Co between 1848 and 1860. I know of three; PINKNEY GREEN m EMILY TAYLOR 1848,GEORGE W SELF m CAROLINE/CARLAIN GREEN 8-20-1853 & THOMAS SELF m CATHERINE GREEN 10-17-1855. If you are reseaching a family member who married a GREEN/GREENE in this time period, please contact me with what info you have.
Submitted on Sat Apr 8 11:48:14 MDT 2000


Looking for family line...on very little information. My grandmother was Susie PIRTLE before she married. Her mother was Mollie(Molly) HOLT-PIRTLE. Her father died young and seems to have been forgotten among our family as have many generations. Her sister Minnie also married a Pirtle who was a brother of the unknown married to Mollie. Any info to help link and extend these lines (Holt/Pirtle) is greatly appreciated. I have no dates other than Susie was born in 1907 and raised her family in Dekalb Co with her husband. Thanks!
Submitted on Fri Apr 7 11:28:15 MDT 2000


Thomas Chapman in DeKalb Co TN in the 1830 Census, does anyone have any information on him? The Thomas that I am looking for would be married to a Winna or Winne, I would like to know the children born to them. This family settled in Campbell Co TN by 1840
Charlsie Gatlin
Submitted on Thu Apr 6 20:00:02 MDT 2000


I would like to receive Any Information that anyone can give me on the FITE Family in Dekalb County. Any FITE .I would appreciate any help very much Yours in Genealogy Donald Arthur Fite
Donald A Fite -- 203 Marigold Ave, Kings Mtn, NC 28086
Submitted on Thu Apr 6 19:30:03 MDT 2000


Have received updated information concerning ggrandmother:Amanda (WEST) HUDSON, m. 15 Oct 1866, DeKalb Co., TN, to Edward HUDSON. Need more information about Edward and his family. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Cathey Hudson Black
Submitted on Sun Apr 2 14:35:17 MDT 2000

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