DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
First Quarter, 2001


my name is:jennBOWEN im of the 9thgen ofBOWEN my g-grand parents are:johnBOWEN b,1870tenn d,1910tx. & nellieGREEN b,1881 d,?. john BOWEN is 6th gen of the BOWEN family.there is a robert in this line as to who he could be? he may of had benn:johnBOWEN's bother or dad.nellieGREEN is of the6thgen of:SAUNDERS/SANDERS family some of the lies that run in this family are:GOODSON,DUNCAN,REEVES,GREEN. SAUNDERS/SANDERSfamily was grand dad:leroyBOWEN was john and nellie's son.b1910,d?tx.he was married to:mary DEWBERRY in1927 tx.i have her full line to her family the DEWBERRY's.hre mother was :minnieJONES ineed (minnie's family line)in my family tree im finding my kin to be ralated to more then1time.some of the other names i have are:CHAMBERLIN(mary's 1st.marrige)WOOLEY(minnie's2ndmarrige?)GIBBSorGIBSON(nellie's2nd marrige)any 1 wanting to know or help out let me know.
jennifer bowen
Submitted on Fri Mar 30 10:06:18 MST 2001


Need help in finding the first marriage of WILLIAM WRIGHT. This marriage would have occurred early 1825. William WRIGHT'S last marriage was to Mary NEAL LAWRENCE,1849, in Wilson county. The children from the early marriage were: O.B. Wright,Martha Elizabeth Ann,Amanda Pairlee, Robert V. and William L. William WRIGHT was named as an early settler in Dekalb county. He died in Dekalb county in 1863. I would appreciate any help. Feel free to e-mail me. Thanks geri,
Geri Baker
Submitted on Wed Mar 28 14:34:51 MST 2001


In search of other researchers, cousins, or tidbits of information on the following families: Lucian Daniel WATSON m. Margarte HALE (HAILES) on April 2, 1896 in Dekalb and William (Billy) NIXON m. Martha Ann Nereva (Nervie) FOSTER on July 14, 1880 in Dekalb Co. I have some information (not all proven) on the Hales, Nixons and Fosters but am stuck on the Watsons. Will share what I have.
Deborah Watson Stubbs
Submitted on Sun Mar 25 21:44:58 MST 2001


i would be greatful for any information on the HINDSLEY family who lived in decalb county
tim hindsley
Submitted on Sat Mar 24 21:00:51 MST 2001


I am looking for burial place and date's of death of Hampton b.1800/01 and Martha HEATH JAMES b.1814/16,lived in JAMES Bottom in Dekalb Co.Tn.Would appreciate any help on this,they are my G-grandparents
A.Kennedy -- 1612 Brentwood Dr., Irving, TX 75061
Submitted on Thu Mar 22 19:04:01 MST 2001


I am searching for any information on a Malinda Hathaway who married a Jasper Alexander in 1883. Please contact me at
Submitted on Wed Mar 14 17:50:37 MST 2001


I am trying to find information on Ivan Mathews. He was born in Tennesse on February 18, 1872 and was said to die on March 19, 1909. We have reason to believe that he was my great grandmothers father. I am trying to trace her parents back as she was found on a train wreck and both parents were killed. My great grandmothers name is Evelyn Jewel Mathews. She was born on January 6, 1909 and died on May 1, 1999. We would like any information that you could give.
Heather -- 1416 North Nogales Ave, Tulsa, OK 74127
Submitted on Mon Mar 12 17:59:53 MST 2001


Searching for Parents or family of James K. Polk SHELTON who was born in TN ca 1845-47. Relatives were in middle TN through mid 1900's. Widow's pension papers say he was born in Lebanon. A reference has been made to Smithville. James K. P. SHELTON served in the Tenn 44th CSA Co. I. Anyone with any SHELTON information in this area may possibly have a connection to our line. Please contact me~~Dee Colvin
Dee Colvin -- POB 1186, Gladewater, TX 75647-1186
Submitted on Sat Mar 10 12:50:43 MST 2001


Looking for a relationship between MULLICAN family and PELHAM family in DeKalb County.
Don Pelham -- 12321 Hwy. 99 S. #6, Everett, WA 98204
Submitted on Fri Mar 9 09:14:22 MST 2001


My gggrandfather was Charles A. Taylor born in Dekalb county, Tennessee abt. 1858. In the 1870 census he was listed in the household of Gelitha Taylor. In 1860 in the household of Tibitha Taylor. In 1850 she was listed as Tabitha Taylor. Since Charles A. named a daughter Talitha, this may have been her name. Does anyone know who Tabitha/Tibitha/Gelitha (possibly Talitha) Taylor is and her parents? She was born abt 1826 in Tennessee and had the children Hannah, Mary F., John A., Benjamin F., and James S. She was head of household in all three census. Husband, if any, is unknown.
Darrell Taylor -- HC 77, Box 1816, Melbourne, AR 72556
Submitted on Tue Mar 6 21:10:25 MST 2001


Benjamin CANTRELL, son of James and Keziah Cantrell, was born in TN about 1815, TN, and married Mary Polly ADCOCK about 1835, probably in Warren or DeKalb Co. Mary was born about 1813 in SC. They are my great-great grandparents. Their children included Welcome ("Weck"), Martha Jane, James Denton, Preston Franklin, Jasper, Newton Edward, and Sarah Catherine Cantrell. I am seeking the identity of Mary's parents. One internet source says she was the daughter of Preston and Mary Green Adcock of Dibrell, Warren Co. Another internet source says she was the daughter of Henry Adcock, Sr. of Jefferson, DeKalb Co. A third internet source says she was the daughter of Lott Adcock of DeKalb. At least two of these sources are mistaken. If any one has documented evidence of her ancestry, I would appreciate your sharing with me.
Sarah Risdahl -- 6132 Silver Fox Trail, Morristown, TN 37814
Submitted on Thu Mar 1 18:22:09 MST 2001


I am looking for the families of Nancy Delong and William Biggs. They married in Dekalb Co. in 1853. Their daughter Martha Biggs married James Melton in Dekalb Co. in 1883. I believe William Biggs died 1871 or 1872.
Kathy Cole
Submitted on Tue Feb 27 22:26:30 MST 2001


Seeking Dekalb County information on my grandparents Leroy HUNT 1866-1934 and wife Oma BENNETT HUNT 1878-1966. Oma was a daughter of Louis BENNETT. Leroy had a brother named Columbus (Lum) HUNT and they possibly were the sons of a Caroline HUNT. Extended family includes intermarriages into Dekalb Co. families of VANATTA, HALE, PACK, ATKINS, MIDGETT and/or MIGGETT.
Submitted on Tue Feb 27 09:30:55 MST 2001


Kasiah Irene CANTRELL m. James ROBERTS 10 Nov 1863. Hannah CANTRELL m. John A. ROBERTS 27 Aug 1871. These men were brothers, but I am uncertain about the relationship between their wives. After their marriages in DeKalb County, TN, I cannot find the couples. Can anyone help? Thanks!
Beverley Key
Submitted on Sat Feb 24 10:45:50 MST 2001


has anyone done research on the HOOPER family of DeKalb County, TN?
Daris Mullinax -- 113 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Submitted on Fri Feb 23 04:55:47 MST 2001


I am seeking information on Moses H. ALEXANDER. He is the son of John N. ALEXANDER and Caroline Elizabeth ALEXANDER. He was born in 1878,I have no other information as to his birthdate. John N. ALEXANDER served in the US army Co.E, Tenn mounted Reg.4 ,rank of private. His db is:8/18/1823 dd:12/10/1894
Janice Alexander
Submitted on Wed Feb 21 16:39:34 MST 2001


I am looking for the parents of MARCUS LAFAYETTE DALTON. He was born October 14, 1819 in Tennessee and died November 8, 1870 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. He married LUCINDA GAMBILL. She was born June 6, 1819 in Logan County, Kentucky and died February 8, 1900 in Palo Pinto County, Texas. Her parents are WILLIAM GAMBILL and SARAH WARD. MARCUS LAFAYETTE DALTON and LUCINDA GAMBILL had the following children: WILLIAM CLEO DALTON, GEORGE DALTON, JOHN DALTON, CHARLIE A. DALTON, ROBERT S. DALTON who married MILLIE SLAUGHTER, GEORGE LEE DALTON who married LUVINA PARALEE TENNISON. SARAH DALTON who married A. L. Denson, MARY DALTON who married a HERRIN and JENNIE DALTON who married a VOLENTINE. These DALTON'S are buried at either Lu-Queen Cemetery or the Greenwood Cemetery in Palo Pinto County, Texas. I have other names that are in this family of DALTON'S, can anyone out there identify them? They are EFFIE DALTON, MARY ELIZABETH DALTON, EDLEY ANDERSON DALTON, VAUGHTY HENERYETTA GEN, NANCY JANE LAWSON, SAMUEL MARION
Submitted on Wed Feb 21 16:24:09 MST 2001


I am looking for the Tennessee GREEN family. The 1880 DeKalb census shows Tennessee with his widowed sister Lidy (Lydia) Green FERRELL, mother of Monroe Ferrell. Possibly one of his brothers was Monroe Berry Green. Tennessee married in 1880. In 1900 his widow, Mary E. LASSITER Green, lived with 3 of her 5 children next to Monroe and Martha Green in Smithville. The family may be descended from Jesse Green and Sarah BAIN. Any help will be appreciated.
Sarah Risdahl -- 6132 Silver Fox Trail, Morristown, TN 37814
Submitted on Sun Feb 18 16:19:10 MST 2001


I would like any information on Wilson P. GARRISON, who was born 13 March 1824 in Smith County, TN. In 1850 he was still living in that county, and had a wife, Catherine, age 23, and a son, George, age 3. In 1860 the family was in Wilson County, TN (Cherry Valley). A daughter, Polly, was age 9. When Wilson applied for his Civil War Pension in 1891, he was living near Temperance Hall in DeKalb County, TN.
Joyce Shepherd
Submitted on Sun Feb 4 19:38:37 MST 2001


I am looking for information on JAMES HARLEY CANTRELL. born 1868. He was first married to CLEO WARD. She died and he married Mary ELIZABETH BING. I believe the parent's of JAMES HARLEY CANTRELL to be JOSEPH and JULIA CANTRELL, JOSEPH CANTRELL was born May 2, 1840 and JULIA was born Jan 14, 1845.Yhey are both buried in the FUSTON Cemetery in Dekalb County,Tn. I understsnd James Harley Cantrell commited suicide in Dekalb County, Tn sometime after his term of Sheriff was over in 1926.
Leona Tinsley Shields
Submitted on Sat Feb 3 09:29:55 MST 2001


In Liberty,Tn where was Methodist Church before Civil War. Do any records exisit from Methodist early days other than "Ruyle" papers mentioned in Will Hales Book"History of Dekalb.." p78.Littleberry VICK(my gggrftr wed Methodist church about 1820, to wife Rhoda "maiden name"?Need
Judy ADAMS Allen -- 1020 Iverson Avenue, Nashville, TN 37216
Submitted on Thu Feb 1 23:22:13 MST 2001


I am looking for information on my grandmother Ruby Lee Gault.Birth-May 5,1915 Death-April 29,1963. Her father was Andrew Gault, Ithink her mother's name was Tommie Lee but not sure.I live in KY. butcan't seem to find where they came from, since she died 3 yearsbefore i was born and my father died when I was five. I am checkingsurrounding states, any help will be appreceiated.
Faith Pullam
Submitted on Wed Jan 31 18:33:35 MST 2001


I am looking for infromation about The James Calloway Hale Family. He was married to Virginia Martin, who died and he was later married to Tennie Braswell Terrie. James was the father of William Carney(may be Connie) Hale, the grand father of Charles Ewing Hale, Sr., the great grand father of James Mitchell Hale, Sr. and the great great grand father of Ryan Ewing Hale and James Mitchell Hale, Jr. I would appreciate any information concerning this family of De Kalb county Tennessee.
James M. Hale, Sr.
Submitted on Sun Jan 28 09:08:22 MST 2001


I am interested in information about the descendants and ancestors of Clarence and Golden Phillips (brothers) of the Blue Springs Community in Dekalb Co.....assistance appreciated...
Submitted on Thu Jan 25 22:54:39 MST 2001


James Gannon an Kitty Lewis I posted this 1998 put in wrong email I do have new info now Connie
Connie Abel -- 11874 Tylerfoote Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959
Submitted on Thu Jan 25 15:05:05 MST 2001


James GARRISON, born ca. 1799 in VA, was an early settler on Hickman's Creek in Smith County, TN. James died in December of 1857 in that county. Some of his children in the 1850 census were: Mary; Tabitha Jane; Nancy Caroline; Elizabeth and Wilson P. GARRISON. James' wife had apparently died by that date. Does anyone know who she was? I am also trying to find out if there is a connection between James and the Benjamin GARRISON of Smith and DeKalb Counties.
Joyce Shepherd
Submitted on Tue Jan 23 20:36:40 MST 2001


Reason ROWLAND and Sarah GARRISON were married in 1849 in Smith County, TN. In 1860 they appeared in the DeKalb County, TN, census with children: James, Amanda E., Thomas M. and Martha C. Does anyone know who Sarah's parents were?
Joyce Shepherd
Submitted on Tue Jan 23 20:30:43 MST 2001


Seeking information on ancestors and other children of Thomas Ray, b. 1795 in TN, and Elizabeth, b. 1797. Their daughter Sarah Ray was b. 1822 in TN, and d. Bef 1867 in Dekalb County, TN. She married Jackson James Ingram. Jackson James Ingram also married Martha Pack, I'd like to hear from anyone who is descended thru Jackson James Ingram and Martha Pack as well.
Anisah Haynes
Submitted on Wed Jan 17 19:13:24 MST 2001


Seeking anyone in my line from George Washington Mullican and or Elizabeth Ingram/Ingrim, who had a son William "Willie" Allie Ingram/Ingrim 18 April 1881 in Dekalb County, TN. George Washington's parents are James Lafayette Mullican and Sarah Ray. Elizabeth Ingram/Ingrim's parents were Jackson James Ingram and Sarah Ray. Elizabeth Ingrim was married to or had children with an Unknown Fitts, and George Washington Mullican was also married to Mollie Walker. If anyone has any info on any of these names, I'd appreciate hearing from you! I have a lot of Mullican information, but none on other descendants of George Washington Mullican thru other children, or any other descendants of Elizabeth Ingram/Ingrim.
Anisah Haynes
Submitted on Wed Jan 17 19:08:59 MST 2001


I am searching for any information on a John ALEXANDER born abt 1822. He married a Rebecca Viers and had 8 children, Martha, Sampson, Reubin, Isaac, Elizabeth, James, William, and Jasper Newton (great grandfather. I have been told that John's siblings were James, Matilda, and Jasper but can not prove it. If anyone can help it would be wonderful. Please email me at
Submitted on Sun Jan 14 17:50:10 MST 2001


hunting for philip, jepetha and gilford reed or read in dekalb co tenn around 1860. thanks for any help terry airheart
terry airheart
Submitted on Thu Jan 11 20:40:24 MST 2001


Submitted on Tue Jan 9 19:18:09 MST 2001


Looking for a marriage about 1849 between William Wright and Mary (Polly) Lawrence. It is known that Mary (Polly) Lawrence was the d/o Pallas Neal of Wilson County, TN and she was the widow of Joseph B. Lawrence. Marriage would most likely be in Wilson or Smith Counties. I do not find it in DeKalb County but do find that William Wright and family lived in DeKalb County in 1850.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Sat Jan 6 11:53:58 MST 2001


What was the connection between William Wright and Hezekiah Bowers? Where wa William Wright's family? Why was he living in this home in 1860? Where was his wife Mary (Polly)? 1860 census, DeKalb Co, TN, Alexandria PO, Dist. 1, house # 137 Hezekiah Bowers, 56, M, farmer, $8000-4000, TN; Frances Bowers, 55, F, VA; Prodella P. Bowers, 22, F, TN, Idiot; Malgina H. Bowers, 18, F, TN; George M. Bowers, 16, M, TN; Margaretta J. Bowers, 13, F, TN; Hezekiah Calhound, 5, M, TN; William Wright, 58, M, Farmer, $8000, NC.
Norman Davis
Submitted on Sat Jan 6 18:58:16 MST 2001


Looking for information on the family of BENJAMIN T TAYLOR b.1813 and died September 1848. BENJAMIN had a son named PETER. Some believe his name to be PETER H. and some believe his name to be PETER EMORY. If anyone has any information about this family, please contact me at My grandfather was REPSY FATE TAYLOR born May 13, 1884 and his father was PETER EMORY TAYLOR. I need to know if infact PETER'S father was BENJAMIN T TAYLOR. Also if there are any relatives of REPSY'S or PETER EMORY'S please contact me as I would love to share information with you. Thank You for the help!!
Alice Taylor Laurie
Submitted on Thu Jan 4 20:59:17 MST 2001


Lorenzo D. FERGUSON is listed in the 1870 census Dekalb Co.livingwith the Bantreell family, as a farm hand. 1860 census finds himliving with his family Francis M Ferguson and his wife Frances. Ifanyone knows anything about this family please contact me atcjwbama@Webtv.netAlso, any information on L.D Fergusons wife Mary Ann Webb, supposedlyadopted by the Webb family in Tn. along with her sister. ClaudiaWilliams
Claudia J. Williams
Submitted on Tue Jan 2 16:08:27 MST 2001

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