DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Second Quarter, 2002


Godfrey Forest AUSTIN,Sarah Sallie MCCULLEY,Floyd M. BURKE,Rhodie LEWIS
Stan Austin
Submitted on Fri Jun 28 13:19:52 MDT 2002


Looking for any information on Anson TRAIL, son of Edward N. TRAIL & Sarah (Lassiter), of Blue Springs, DeKalb Co., TN. All I have is that he was 31 at the time of the 1910 census. I have a photograph with the imprint "Anson Trail, McMinnville, TEnnessee" on the front and I'm trying to locate any of his family members that might know when he was in business as a photographer. I'm desperately trying to date a photograph! Thanks in advance.
Kelly Foster
Submitted on Sat Jun 15 10:50:20 MDT 2002


My great-uncle Ben MERRITT(husband of Katie GREEN) was sliced with a knife in a fight which caused his left arm to shake for the rest of his life. I am seeking details-when, why, who & where on that incident. He was born 6Sep1897 & died 26Apr1979.
van pedigo
Submitted on Wed Jun 12 07:44:00 MDT 2002


Who is the below J.A. Wright? Who were his parents?

THE LIBERTY HERALD, September 11, 1895 Putnam County ---- The Press J.A. Wright and wife of Dowelltown are visiting Mrs. Wright's parents, Mr.&Mrs. A.A. Reagan of this place.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Sun Jun 9 19:40:19 MDT 2002


A Cope researcher says Josephine Cope died 1902. He claims she was the Josie Wright that married H.D. Foust. If this is the correct one then she died in Sept. 1896. Could the Josie Wright that married H.D. Foust have been Eugenia Josephine Wright b. 1854 d/o O.B.Wright.

The fact that Robert V. Wright came all the way from Nashville to Alexandria to this funeral make me wonder if Mrs. Foust was more kin then the ex-wife of a nephew. He would have more likely came for his neices funeral?

THE LIBERTY HERALD, DeKalb Co., TN, September 11, 1895 H.D. Foust, Sr. and Miss Josie Wright were married at Smithville Sunday.

THE LIBERTY HERALD, Alexandria, DeKalb Co., TN, Sept. 2, 1896 The many friends of Mrs. H.D. Foust, Sr. will be pained to learn of her death last week. She was sick only a few days and her death unexpected.

Capt. R.V. Wright came up last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Foust.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Fri Jun 7 09:53:21 MDT 2002


I am requesting any information on James Baty, married to Easter/Esther who had two sons, James and John. You may contact me at, thank you, James Batey
James M Batey -- 1511 Hunter St, Florence, SC 29505
Submitted on Tue Jun 4 08:09:22 MDT 2002


I am seeking information on the circumstances surrounding the death of my grandfather Scott PEDIGO who died 25 December, 1916 in Smithville, Dekalb County, Tn. I believe he died from injuries suffered in a fight a few days before. His wife was Minnie MERRITT PEDIGO. His son(my father)was Martin VanBuren PEDIGO.
Van Pedigo
Submitted on Thu May 30 15:57:30 MDT 2002


I am looking for C.M. KIRBY/KERBY and Mary Elizabeth YOUNG. C.M. was born in 1854 in TN and died in 1900 in TX. Mary Elizabeth Young Kirby was born in 1866 in White Co., TN and died in 1944 in TX. I have heard that C.M. stands for Charles Mack, but I am not sure. I am looking for their marriage date and C.M.'s parents and siblings. Any information would be appreciated.
Thea Gilliam
Submitted on Tue May 28 22:29:22 MDT 2002


I am looking for information on Henry Pleasant Stoner, father of Callie Stoner born on Feb 1, 1870, in DeKalb Co, AL. My reason is to find out about my grandmother Pearl Walker, she was one of their children, the others being, Horton, Bessie, Pleasant, and Raymond Walker. My grandmother was raised in Jeffrey's Cove, near Stevenson, AL. She was married to Edward Franklin Towles, of Richard City, TN. Any info would be most appreciated.
Submitted on Thu May 9 02:14:12 MDT 2002


Am seeking information on a William M. James who was in the Civil War from DeKalb County. He was born about 1830 in East Tennessee. Any informtion would be helpful.
J. Ruth (James) Perry
Submitted on Wed May 8 11:56:49 MDT 2002


Hi, I am searching for Alexander WALKER b.1775. He was married to a lady with the last name of Gilley. His son Hampton was my GGgrandfather. Any help would be appreciated.
Debbie McKeever -- 1712 E. Greenhurst Rd., Nampa, ID 83686
Submitted on Sun May 5 04:40:53 MDT 2002


Any information requested concerning maiden surname of Rhoda(Roda) (unk)(dob 1798-dod 1867)Rhoda was w/o Littleberry(L.B.)VICK (dob 1798-1867)They lived and died in Dekalb Co,TN.I would like to know Rhoda's maiden surname.They married abt 1818.Children:Eli dob 1819 md M.J.MOORE,Augustin dob 1820 md C.WILLIS,Lucinda dob 1822 md John G. EVANS,William B.dob 1824 md Sarah WEST,Lewis(dob1826 or 27)md M.ANDERSON,Salina dob 1830 md R.YEARGIN,Rebecca dob 1832 md S. YEARGIN and Eliza Jane dob 1837md T.J.GRIFFITH.I am grgrdau of Eliza Jane VICK GRIFFITH. Any info at all whould be appreciated. Thanks. (Judy)
Judy ADAMS Woods -- 1020 Iverson Ave, Nashville, TN 37216
Submitted on Sat May 4 19:54:59 MDT 2002


Jonathan W. GRIFFITH and Eliza Jane VICK,both born in Dekalb(formerly Smith)Co TN married 24 July 1860.Their children: William Columbus(aka Lum)dob 9 July 1861,James Berry dob 14 April 1866,Charles(aka Charlie)dob 3 Sept 1868,Thomas Jefferson dob 9 Nov 1870,Robert Yale dob 3 Nov 1872,and George Leslie or Ulssyes(aka Les)dob 17 Aug 1878.All sons born in Dekalb Co.Abt 1881 the family moved to Nashville,Davidson Co,TN.I am grdau of Thomas Jefferson GRIFFITH.Would love to contact any descendants of these GRIFFITH boys.Contact me directly,
Judy ADAMS Woods -- 1020 Iverson Ave, Nashville, TN 37216
Submitted on Sat May 4 19:17:16 MDT 2002


Robert(Rob) ROY, Alexandria, TN 1930's the WPA researcher recorded that Robert Roy had in his possession a family Bible. Am looking for any descendants who might have the Bible or the family records from it. May reference Beverly Roy of Virginia and Rachel Jane Lawrence. Thanks. Marie
Marie Wingate
Submitted on Fri May 3 16:06:43 MDT 2002


I need to know if you have 1845 mariages or how can I can them?My 4th great-grandfather got married there in July of 1845. Hope you can help. Thanks Sherry
Sherry Frye
Submitted on Thu May 2 21:35:19 MDT 2002


I am trying to find a Moses Fletcher who was on the 1840 census and again on the 1850 census. He married Elizabeth Foster about 1832. Some researchers have Gibson Co. as place of marriage but since Fletcher was in the DeKalb Co. census after marriage and Elizabeth's family was in Smith Co. TN, it does not make sense. I have not been able to find ANY relatives of Moses past himself. Would love to have ANY leads. Thanks
Sonja Fletcher -- P O Box 7427, Abilene, TX 79608
Submitted on Wed May 1 15:57:00 MDT 2002


Looking for a marriage between Peter Cantrell and Elizabeth Unknown
Submitted on Thu Apr 25 17:39:38 MDT 2002


Seeking info on A.P.ADCOCK...buried in Dekalb Co on David PARSLEY property.....served in Co.A 7th TN Infantry Regiment as 1st seargent.I found this info on TN Gen Web......I am researching Adcocks from Chatham Co. NC
Submitted on Sat Apr 20 21:03:23 MDT 2002


I am looking forinformation on my grandfather John Robert Bradshaw who married Margie Rittenberry. They had firve children who are Margie, William, Bettye,who are twins Jake, and Nanny Lou also known as Butch. They were divorced John left Tenn and moved to Florida were he died. Any information would be appreciated.
Eugene Jones -- 5160 MCR, Elkhorn City, KY 41522
Submitted on Tue Apr 16 16:48:25 MDT 2002


I'm trying to find information on the Jackson and Oakley families. My great grandfather was William Thomas Oakley who died I believe in 1864. I can only go back as far as my grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Jackson, who died in 1963. I know he had two cousins, Charlie (Murfreesboro) and Sam (Nashville), both deceased. If anyone has any information on this, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks, Marilyn
Marilyn (Jackson) Gorski
Submitted on Sat Apr 13 07:38:04 MDT 2002


Can anyone tell me where to get a copy of the book "Samuel Thompson Clemmons and His Descendents"? Many thanks!
annie -- 2800 Liberty Hill Rd, Alexandria, TN 37012
Submitted on Tue Apr 9 11:50:58 MDT 2002


I'm looking for information on Howard Wilson COMPTON and his wife Mary. Matthew COMPTON and his wife Nancy VAUGHN.
Anne Hackney
Submitted on Tue Apr 9 11:30:51 MDT 2002


Can anyone help me with this family, please: 1. SID1 CLEMONS He married MELIA CARTER. Children of SID CLEMONS and MELIA CARTER are: 2. i. BEECHER WESTY2 CLEMONS, b. August 13, 1903; d. March 07, 1976. ii. MARTHA VELMA CLEMONS, b. December 04, 1906, Tennessee; d. September 13, 1955, Tennessee. iii. LONNIE CLEMONS. iv. VELVA "BILL" CLEMONS. v. JOHNNY CLEMONS. vi. BELLE CLEMONS, m. MATT BARKS, April 19, 1919, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. vii. RUTHIE CLEMONS. Generation No. 2 2. BEECHER WESTY2 CLEMONS (SID1) was born August 13, 1903, and died March 07, 1976. He married (1) RUTH LAWRENCE. She was born January 08, 1914, and died May 06, 1984. He married (2) GEORGIA LILLIAN MAE BUCKNER October 15, 1924 in DeKalb County, Tennessee. She died 1967. Child of BEECHER CLEMONS and RUTH LAWRENCE is: 3. i. BESSIE FRANCIS3 CLEMONS, b. November 18, 1933; d. July 21, 2001, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Child of BEECHER CLEMONS and GEORGIA BUCKNER is: ii. MARY ELIZABE
Ann Whalen -- 2800 Liberty Hill Rd, Alexandria, TN 37012
Submitted on Fri Apr 5 20:03:09 MST 2002


we are looking for any one with any info on the follwingpeople--Pauline Brewer Harness--Belle Johnson--Alice Smith---AlmaStrickand--Rodney Harness of Smithsville Dekalb co and ClarksvilleMontogmery co
Submitted on Fri Apr 5 11:15:05 MST 2002


I am seeking information on James GOTHARD and Nancy Caroline FUSON. They were married on December 20, 1860 in DeKalb County.
Candice Schuler -- 2627 Oak Ridge Dr, Waterloo, IL 62298
Submitted on Fri Apr 5 09:02:07 MST 2002

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