DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Third Quarter, 2001


Margaret C. SMITHSON, B:April 1844 Married: William L. ROADY in DeKalb County Tenn. on Jauary 30, 1864. Any info. on either family would be greatly appreciated.
Dianne Spradling -- 125 N Pearson Ln, Keller, TX 76248
Submitted on Thu Sep 27 13:35:15 MDT 2001


Researching League family of DeKalb co.
Jeanne Glasgow
Submitted on Mon Sep 24 21:19:53 MDT 2001


Researching Thomas and Randolph Pafford, Martin Phillips. - address change.
Jeanne Glasgow
Submitted on Mon Sep 24 21:17:15 MDT 2001


Looking for info on John Henry (William) Farler, born 1820, married Lucinda Etheridge in 1840 and died approx. 1845. Had 2 sons, William Burl and Jesse B.
Carole Farler
Submitted on Wed Sep 19 17:10:45 MDT 2001


Searching for information on Patton Farler from DeKalb Co. TN., born around 1800. Land records show purchased 4.5 acres in 1824. Possibly had son named John Henry.
Carole Farler
Submitted on Wed Sep 19 17:07:49 MDT 2001


If anyone is researching the John J. SUMMERS(born 1821&died 1889) Family in Dekalb County ,i have some new info on his parentage .. if interested email me .
janine leigh goodson
Submitted on Wed Sep 19 12:11:47 MDT 2001


Looking for parents of John J. ATNIP, born Feb, 1842, Dekalb Co. He eventually married in MO and is buried Wright Co, MO. Have no names of siblings either.
Submitted on Tue Sep 18 14:21:13 MDT 2001


Looking for any information regarding the DANIEL families that lived in the Shorter Mountain area for the period from 1800 to 1840. Any information regarding names of parents, children, and surnames of marriages will be greatly appreciated. Shorter Mtn. is in eastern Cannon County next to the DeKalb County line and it is possible that DeKalb residents married into the Daniel families.
B. Wilkinson
Submitted on Mon Sep 10 15:19:06 MDT 2001


In the June 26th,1895,Liberty Hearld, the first article was about the Dekalb Institite. One of the presentors"Geography, again was taken up by Miss Laura Wright"..... a visitor was Robert Brandon from Woodbury. I am searching info on Miss Laura Wright, was she a teacher at the Dekalb Institute? She married a Robert Jasper Brandon in Atoka District in Indian Territory,Oklahoma,1899. Searching for info on her family, and did she move to Indian Territory to teach school. I have info on her in the later years, but none on the early part of her life. Will exchange info
geraldine baker
Submitted on Wed Sep 5 09:06:15 MDT 2001


My ancestor, Nancy A. BOTTS married Isaac W. HUTCHISON in Dekalb County in 1852. Nancy's parents were Walter and Prudence BOTTS, most likely born in NC around 1800. "Ike" and Nancy lived out their lives in Sumner County, but, as far as I know, Nancy and Walter continued to live in Dekalb County, or they may have moved West.
If anyone has information on the BOTTS family, I would be extremely grateful and glad to share what little I have.
Sherry Falcon
Submitted on Sun Sep 2 15:37:54 MDT 2001


In search of the surnames of Radcliff, Radcliffe, Rackley, Talbert, Tolbert, Duke and Fite. Any one having information on these families please contact me. Will share data. Thanks
Ellie Handley
Submitted on Sun Sep 2 12:56:08 MDT 2001


I am searching for Delia Ann Page of Davidson county Tn. married Monroe h. Sellers on Mar.10, 1865 in Nashville. Did she die before 1878 or about or did she divorce Monroe? Were there any children born to this marriage. Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated. Pat
Pat Crawford
Submitted on Sat Sep 1 02:05:47 MDT 2001


I am trying to located Wilson SELLERS and family before the Civil War. DOB 4/1820, his wife was named Mary and his younger son Peter. I believe that Matthew Sellers may have been the last slave owner. Wilson was found in the 1870 census in Liberty, with Sellers spelled with a 'C'. Late 1870's Wilson moved to Kansas with his family and later to Ok co.. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Pat
Pat Crawford
Submitted on Sat Sep 1 01:56:00 MDT 2001


William Right(Wright)m. Mary Ann Ford, September 23,1852,in Dekalb county, Tn. Is this William Wright son of William Wright, an early settler in Dekalb county? Would appreciate any info on this couple, siblings, children,parentage.
Geraldine Baker
Submitted on Thu Aug 30 09:13:30 MDT 2001


William jefferson Pew & Elizabeth Dale marr 1866 Liberty TN/De Kalb CO. Also John Pew member Salem Baptist Church 1835 in Liberty
William Pugh
Submitted on Thu Aug 23 14:02:01 MDT 2001


Does anyone have access to the 1860 census of DeKalb Co.? I need to know who is in the households of HALE, Tabitha TN DE KALB CO. 4TH DISTRICT page 08 , and Hale, Celia TN DE KALB CO. 3RD DISTRICT page 98 . I'm looking for William HALE. He should be 13 years old. Thanks in Advance, K.Moore
Submitted on Fri Aug 17 10:21:19 MDT 2001


Goins,Gowan,Helton were in DeKalb Co. in the 1850-1900 any information woul be appreciated. Thanks
Submitted on Tue Aug 7 22:14:34 MDT 2001


Seeking date of death for Rachel Dawson bca 1812 and was last on the 1880 DeKalb Co Tn census, along with her Dollar grandchildren, whom she raised. She was widow of Thomas Dawson, and d/o Abraham Haynes and Lucy Reavis, of Lincoln Co Tn. Thank you
Barbara Lucas
Submitted on Sun Aug 5 19:43:56 MDT 2001


I am looking for a death date for Benjamin Franklin Drake, he was born in Dekalb County,Tn in 1877. He was the son of Dr Isaac Newton Drake and Eleanor Ross Allen. He was first married to Alta Austin, she died in 1904 and he married her sister Sudie Austin. Sudie died in Dekalb County,Tn in 1951 and Benjamin Franklin Drake was still living then.
Leona T Shields
Submitted on Sat Aug 4 06:17:45 MDT 2001


I am searching for the parents of Martha Ann PARKER, she was born 3-10-1839 in DeKalb County, Tennessee. In 1859, in Iron County, Mo she married John Henry ATCHISON. She died 9-6-1912 in Jefferson County, IL where she is buried. Any one with any information about her please email me at
Kiowana Hayes Ferguson
Submitted on Fri Aug 3 20:22:51 MDT 2001


I found reference to an ancestor in the August 8, 1888 issue of "The

Liberty Herald"-----

Little boy of M/M R.P Davis of Nashville, formerly of Liberty, d. June 16th and was buried at Mt Olivet, Nashville."

Can someone tell me whether this is the obituary in its entirety, or whether there is somewhere else I can look?

I found this family on the 1880 Census CDs and am wondering which child died:
1880 Census, Liberty, De Kalb, Tennessee, Page 124D Robert P. DAVIS Self M M W 43 TN Occ: Dry Goods Merchant Fa: NC Mo: VA

Louesia E. DAVIS Wife F M W 28 TN Occ: Keeps House Fa: TN Mo: TN

Robert H. DAVIS SSon M S W 20 TN Occ: Works On Farm Fa: TN Mo: KY

Marthy J. DAVIS SDau F S W 19 KY Fa: TN Mo: KY

Mathew B. DAVIS Son M S W 6 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN

Jeona DAVIS Dau F S W 4 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN

Jefferson C. DAVIS Son M S W 2 TN Fa: TN Mo: TN

Sonia Meyer
Submitted on Tue Jul 31 02:05:57 MDT 2001


I am looking for info on OREGON DEKALB SPEARS born abt 1849, he was my gggrandfather, I think he might have been born in DeKaklb Co. I am also looking for info on his parents and their children, I haven't been able to find any thing, I was told that he might have been part Cherokee, any info would be very helpful. Thank You Janet
Submitted on Mon Jul 30 00:27:32 MDT 2001


Need information on a Thomas Emory or Emery born 1830 in Decalb Co. Tn.Need his fathers name maby James Emory born abt 1812 in Decalb Co. George W. Snow abt 1838 married a Betsy Stiles need information about their parents and siblings.
John D. Emery
Submitted on Fri Jul 27 20:08:02 MDT 2001


Seeking information on John Franklin Keefe and Martha Jane Nokes. They would have been born aroun 1850 in Tennessee. They appeared in the 1880 census of Dekalb Co Tennessee. Their children were Robert Wade Keefe and Susie Keefe. Robert Wade Keefe is my great grand father. I have not been able to find who John Franklin Keefe or Martha Nokes' parents are because I really haven't found any other record of them. There was a Jonas and Sobrina Nokes who had a daughter Martha but the age is a off by about 5 years (although they had a son James who appears to live next door to John Franklin Keefe and Martha Nokes in the 1880 census). Also there was a John and Nancy Keef (keath) in earlier censuses who had a son John (who possibly could be John Franklin Keefe) but again the age is wrong. However, they all lived in DeKalb County TN. Any help would be appreciated.
Gail Keefe
Submitted on Sun Jul 22 11:26:50 MDT 2001


Was wondering if anyone would be willing to take some photos of gravesites and headstones at Indian Mound in Smithville. If you would be willing to do that, please email me at Thanks
Amy Adcock
Submitted on Wed Jul 18 15:06:22 MDT 2001


I am looking for the family of Hortentius Oscar Eastham...He married Elizabeth Robinson in Hardeman Co. TN in 1848...I am hoping he is from the Eastham family in Dekalb Co. His father may have been James.
Anne LaRoque -- 444 David Ave., Lewisburg, TN 37091
Submitted on Wed Jul 18 13:43:14 MDT 2001


Am looking for descendants of Benjamin Cantrell and Elba Fisher they were living in Dekalb Co. around 1900 to at least 1920. Ben was born 1859. Their were three Children , Frank,David and Duff.I am grandson of David, would treasure any info. Thanks
bob cantrell
Submitted on Tue Jul 17 22:42:11 MDT 2001


I am seeking information on my grandmother, Sarah Samatha Chapman, born Sept 14, 1870, and died Feb 11, 1949. She was the wife of Hiram Smith Estes. They married in 1887 and lived for a time in Dekalb County and then moved to Cannon County. I think she was raised by a family other than her own. Any information would be helpful.
Submitted on Mon Jul 16 19:03:27 MDT 2001


I am looking for info on John W. GAY. son of Giles D. GAY and Mary Ann CHAMBERS GAY . John married Rebecca LOCKHART on 12/11/1870.Rebecca died c1880 they had at least 3 children and maybe 4. Records show James GAY bn c1871 and Anna bn 1876 and John Lee (Johnnie) GAY 1877 (1879?) . John W. GAY then marrried M.F.FORD in 1881. along with Rebecca is listed two children Charley GAY and Patsy GAY that died the same year as she did. James and Mary LOCKHART RAISED James and John Lee GAY. James moved to Texas after he married . James and John married sisters James married Delia HIBDON and John married Mollie(Mary Jane) HIBDON, John Lee and Mollie were my grandparents. Any help would be appreciated . where did John W. go? were is Rebecca buried.
Submitted on Fri Jul 13 23:46:10 MDT 2001


Searching for 1850 Census, DeKalb Co.,listing for Joseph S. (J.S.) PERRYMAN. Wife was Malinda BURKETT. Any and all help appreciated.
Bill Huckaby
Submitted on Fri Jul 13 12:26:02 MDT 2001


I am searching for HARDY JOHNSON b.abt 1827 in N.Carolina. Found next in 1850 and 1860 census in Dekalb Co. Tn. Married l. LYDIA(last name unknown)2.MARY E. MORGAN. Children:B. Dekalb Co. Tn.CELIA C.b.1848, REBECCA b.185l, NANCY b.1854, ISSAC b.1857 .HARDY JOHNSON found next in 1880 Pulaski Co., Ar. census. HARDY JOHNSON d. 1888 in Pulaski co. Ar. ISSAC m. MATILDA HEWITT, d. 1919
Bob Johnson
Submitted on Mon Jul 9 21:40:09 MDT 2001


Hi,I`m looking for information about a man named Monroe Hall.He was born in Dekalb Co. Tennessee in Alexandria I think.His wife`s maiden name was Bradley and she was born ther too I think.They had a son named James Thomas Hall,who was my greatgrandfather. Any info.would be appreciated.
Lisa Brown
Submitted on Thu Jul 5 19:16:59 MDT 2001


Alexandria, TN Library. I was wondering if the library in Alexandria had an email address that I could correspond to. I was there just as they closed on Saturday. I live in southeast Missouri and would like to communicate with them. My great-grandfather Andrew M. ALLEN and his siblings were all born in Alexandria, DeKalb County. Both parents, John Wesley ALLEN and Martha Sarah (Sallie) KITTLE were born in NC.
Barb Allen Coons -- 211 S. Beckwith, Malden, MO 63863
Submitted on Mon Jul 2 09:21:22 MDT 2001

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