DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Second Quarter, 2003


I'm still searching for Granville Tucker. In 1850 DeKalb Census he was listed as Grandville 13 years old but that is believed to be an error and is really Granville. That would put his DOB about 1837. He was Son of Henry L. & Elizabeth Tucker. He has not been found in DeKalb Co. Census since. In 9/9/1855 a Granville Tucker married Mary Ann Morris in Sumner Co., TN. He does not appear in any Sumner Co. Census either. Does anyone out there have ties to Henry L. & Elizabeth Tucker or does anyone have any information on this family other than what is shown on the 1850 Census? Granville may have been the one who later entered Biffles Cavalry in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY in 09/27/1861. The age factor is very similar. Can anyone please help? Willing to share what I have if we can make a tie.
John Tucker
Submitted on Sun Jun 29 12:39:30 MDT 2003


J.W. WRIGHT died May1930, near Lebanon, Wilson county,Tn. He was listed as being a farmer. Found dead in his home. The informant was Kit Wright. J.W. WRIGHT was buried in Eastview Cemetery, Alexandria,Dekalb county. He is believed to be the son of O.B.WRIGHT and Elizabeth PICKETT WRIGHT. Looking for any information, wife's name(s), children,etc. Thanks
Geraldine Baker
Submitted on Sun Jun 15 08:11:13 MDT 2003


Searching for Alfred P. Smith who m. Mary Elizabeth SWEENEY in 1855, lived in Jefferson Co. Louisville, KY from ca. 1850 or earlier. Believe he was the son of Alfred P. Smith or possibly Daniel Smith of DeKalb Co. TN area. Any information appreciated. Will share data. B. Smith
Bonnie Smith -- P.O. Box 254, Judson, TX 75660
Submitted on Wed Jun 11 13:47:59 MDT 2003


I am looking for the parents, ancestors, and family members of Ova Bilbrey b. 1875; d.05 Mar 1899 in Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. She married Milus Porter Bartlett as his first wife. Please contact me is you have any info.
Jeff Bagley
Submitted on Sat Jun 7 18:17:20 MDT 2003


Seeking information on Babe BRENT who lived in DeKalb County around 1900. Perhaps married to Permelia MALONE. Possible brother to Charles BRENT. Might be buried in Salem Cemetery, Liberty, TN. thank you for assistance.
Michael Brent
Submitted on Wed Jun 4 14:35:04 MDT 2003


I am looking for descendants of Amos Neal and Susan Allen... Children in 1870 were Harriet 13, John 11, Sarah 8, Gilbert 5, Lavinia 3, and Nancy J. 9 months.
Barb Allen Coons
Submitted on Mon Jun 2 13:12:24 MDT 2003


Liberty, Tn -Searching for info on great-great grandfather, "Eric" Snow (probably not his full name); great grandfather, Rastus Hatfield Snow, married to Elizabeth Parker; their son and my grandfather - Henry Arthur Snow
Judy Anderson Gordon -- 100 Stirrup Circle, Florissant, CO 80816-9346
Submitted on Mon May 26 15:29:31 MDT 2003


Any Infomation-please! James Andrew FRANKLIN, (born 1910) married Daisy Myrtle HALE (born abt. 1910). James was the son of Mary Sue MAYNARD and Bill or John Franklin. Daisy was the daughter of Harvey Hale (born abt.1880)and Ida Bell Starnes. James Andrew FRANKLIN and Daisy HALE were divorced she later married Bill Carter. Would really like to find out where James Andrew FRANKLIN disapeared to, or any kind of information period.
Submitted on Fri May 23 22:06:14 MDT 2003


Looking for any information at all about the following couple and/or their families: Charlie McMAHAN married Minda Marelita TURNER Feb 8, 1900 in DEKALB Co. Charlie and Minda were both born about 1884. Thanks for any help.
Kathleen Hill
Submitted on Thu May 8 23:43:30 MDT 2003


Looking for information on James Ferrell, reportedly born 1818 in Dekalb County, TN. Married Lucy Jane Durham in Feb 1851. I wondered if anyone had further background on him (parents' names, where he and Lucy might be buried). Thanks for any help!
Lorie Hirsh
Submitted on Fri May 2 13:59:44 MDT 2003


Does anyone know about a ferry being run on the river during the Civil War by a Russell RIGSBY, in DeKalb Co. Several Union soldiers were drown along with their horses by overloading the ferry. He probably purchased the ferry from Bird RHEA.
Marjorie Ghee
Submitted on Fri May 2 12:01:22 MDT 2003


Would like to find someone with information on the Moss family. Martha Moss (b. 1879 in Tennessee) was married to my great-great grandfather, Joseph B. Cantrell (b. 12/1872)- they lived in Dekalb Co. The only other info that I have is that Martha's father and mother are William A. Moss (b. 1847 in TN) and Sarah Jane Ferrell (b. 1852). If anyone has further info on William or Sarah Jane, please email me. Thank you!
Lorie Hirsh
Submitted on Mon Apr 28 13:46:39 MDT 2003


Searching for surname and any information of unknown Sarah who married Hiram C. ESTES abt. 1902. They had two daughters Emma Lee (b.1907) and Lydia (b.1909). Also searching for any information on Mary Alta HALE (b.1894)Dry Creek, Dekalb Cty. She married H.C. ESTES in Dekalb Cty. in 1915. Thank You for any help provided.
Betty Estes
Submitted on Sat Apr 19 08:03:59 MDT 2003


Just a thought-no proof: William Wright b. Abt. 1801 in North Carolina, died October 05, 1865, Dekalb Co., TN. He married (1) UNKNOWN Bef. 1825. She was born Bet. 1800 - 1810, died Bet. 1840 - 1849. He married (2) MARY (POLLY) NEAL Lawrence August 28, 1849 in Wilson County, Tennessee, daughter of PALLAS NEAL and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1798 in Kentucky, and died Abt. September 15, 1873 in Dekalb County, Tennessee. William named his 1st known son Oren Bethel Wright. O.B. Wright was b. October 16, 1825, Smith-Dekalb County, Tennessee; d. February 18, 1905, Dekalb County, Tennessee. I am trying to figure out who the first wife of William Wright was. There was a family in DeKalb County named Bethel. Does anyone researching the Bethel family have a missing daughter born between 1800-1810. Maybe O.B. Wright was named after the Bethel family? I est. the marriage would have been about 1823-1824.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Tue Apr 15 19:31:40 MDT 2003


I am looking for information on the Delong (Delon) family shown in the 1880 Census: David, Hannah, Martha & Irena District 5, DeKalb County. I believe Hannah's maiden name was Cantrell and Irena married a Hamilton. Does anyone have any information?
Lynne Hamilton Cooper
Submitted on Mon Apr 14 04:27:57 MDT 2003


I am searching for a family that claims TN and AL heritage. John Henry Wood shows his birthplace as AL (1834) His father Jefferson T Wood (b 1811) m. Susanna(sp?) Carpenter and was supposedly born in KY. Only after Jefferson's death did John H. tell census takers his parents were born in TN. They settled in Pike Cnty. AR about 1840 (per census) in an area they called "Caney Fork". Since this family's movements seem to correspond with Indian Cessions I am assuming someone was Native American but I don't know who and I can't find any of them prior to their move to AR between 1834 and 1840! HELP! Many of their descendants are buried in a family cemetary near a former town called Shawmut. I have photos of tombstones with dates. Other surnames found in this old burial place are: Haynes, Sparks, & Carpenter. Is anyone researching a family that had a member (Jefferson T) born in 1811 who disappeared or moved to AL? Yes, I am desperate.
Submitted on Tue Apr 8 13:51:36 MDT 2003


I am looking for info on a Martha E. WATSON listed as head of household in Dekalb County in 1870 census. She would have been born about 1833. She was divorced from James H. WATSON in 1869, and I have a copy of their divorce papers from Dekalb County. She was listed with the following children in the 1870 census: Mary WATSON, born 1856; Martha H. WATSON, born 1859; Jane WATSON, born 1862; William Z. WATSON, born 1865; Leonora A. WATSON, born 1867; and Samual G. WATSON, born 1870. James H. WATSON came to Coffee County after the divorce and married Fannie DICKERSON. Any help or info will be appreciated
Pamela (Watson) Jones -- 233 Hideout Road, Manchester, TN 37355
Submitted on Mon Apr 7 22:28:32 MDT 2003

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