DeKalb County, Tennessee Queries
Third Quarter, 2002


Looking for any and all information about Tucker Family in DeKalb Co.,TN that are shown on the 1850 Census. Henry L. Tucker, born VA abt. 1796. Wife Elizabeth born VA abt. 1816. Mary abt. 1865, Isaah abt. 1842, Angeline abt.1844, Harriet abt. 1848. There is a Grandville (Granville) born abt. 1837. Does anyone have any info. on this Grandville or Granville or if you can tie him to the Morris Family in Sumner Co., TN. A Granville Tucker married my GGMother in Sumner Co., TN in 9/9/1855. Supposedly he was from VA. This Henry L. and Elizabeth were from VA but I don't know if this is possibly my Granville or not. My GGM appears on the 1870 & 80 census with children in Sumner Co., TN, but no trace of him. Are there any descendents of this family out there? Will be willing to share info.
John Tucker
Submitted on Sun Sep 29 16:19:19 MDT 2002


Looking for information on the familes of William Harris Davis. He was married to a Potter. William Harris had a son Bluford who is my greatgrnd father.
Wiiiam C Chilton -- 210 Parish Lane, Mc Minnville, TN 37110
Submitted on Mon Sep 16 19:30:33 MDT 2002


looking for info on a joseph FOSTER and wife nora Grahmen of dekalb county.
tony landers
Submitted on Mon Sep 16 12:09:03 MDT 2002


my Page family ancestors were farmers in Cobb, Taylor and Spencer hollows. Barnabas' farm was in Cobb and Taylor Hollow. Barnabas' son Andrew inherited land at the bottom of Spencer Hollow, possibly on both sides of Indian Creek at the mouth of Camp Branch. Andrew's son Stephen Alexander had a farm in Spencer Hollow between Andrew's and Barnabas' farms. There are no roads to these areas. They are on private property. The closest I have come is a dead-end road on the right off Dale Ridge Road (traveling north). I don't know the name of this road but is in the area of Chapman Hollow Road. There is a private road leading down the hollow to Barnabas' and Alex's farms. This road used to lead to Indian Creek, Hick's and Cave Springs' communities. I have a good friend and distant relative who has farmed these hollows and has helped me with the geography of Indian Creek. I would like to correspond with related Page families who have information about this area. I would love to share info.
Charles Page -- 1347 Milestone Circle, Collierville, TN 38017
Submitted on Sat Sep 14 22:46:52 MDT 2002


I haven't posted my Shields in a while so I thought I would try again. Pembroke Columbus Shields,Sr ( P C Shields ) was born September 29, 1832 to William Shields and Mary Polly Kenner. He died Sept 30, 1872 in Dekalb County,Tn and is buried in the Hall family cemetery, He was a Doctor in Smithville,Tn. He married Rosannah Fields abt 1851. They had 9 children. Wm A Shields, B,1852, Thomas W Shields, B July 21, 1854, married Susan Eliza Kidwell, Elisha E. Shields, B 1856, married Cora Allen, Mary E Shields, died young, Lucey E Shields,B.1860,married Henry C Martin, Margaret M Shields, B 1864, married James W Eaton, Laura J Belle Shields, B 1868, married J P Phillips, John W Shields, B 1870 and Pembroke C Shields,Jr B 1872, married Leila Phillips. All the children must have left Tennessee and I can't seem to find where they went.
Leona Tinsley Shields
Submitted on Fri Sep 6 17:32:00 MDT 2002


I am looking for information on Jenetta Cantrell, born 1871 in Dekalb Co,Tn and her sister Martha Cantrell, born 1869 in Dekalb County,Tn. They were the daughters of Hasel Haswell Cantrell and Sarah Malinda Jones. Did they marry? That also had a brother Charles Cantrell, need a marriage for him too, he was born in Dekalb County,Tn in 1874.
Leona Tinsley Shields
Submitted on Fri Sep 6 12:30:25 MDT 2002


I am researching the LAVENDER family, they have lived in DeKalb, White, Warren, Middleville, and Chattanooga. My ggg-grandfather was James J. Lavender a Circuit Court Judge and a Legislator before the Civil War. He owned alot of land in TN.,AR.,AL. & GA. along with slaves, his wife's name was Malinda ANLEY/LAVENDER (from England) and they had 10 children. Any information, would be deeply appreciated. Anyone may contact me direct at my e-mail address with infor., Thank you.....Connie
Connie Johnson
Submitted on Wed Sep 4 11:30:06 MDT 2002


I AM LOOKING FOR A MARRIAGE OF CHARLES W MASON AND ZELMA LEE HICKS OR RUSSELLABOUT 1923. MASON CHARLES W. TO A ANNA FLORA MURRAY/MURRY ABOUT 1892 AND UP OR DIVORCES. charles also has a businees in smithville and lost everything during the depression. email me here
Submitted on Wed Sep 4 01:55:50 MDT 2002


Jacob Hays lived in Smith Co in 1813, probably in the area that became DeKalb Co. He married Mary Turney and moved to Morgan co Ala about 1818. Trying to connect with anyone with knowledge of their families. Diana Stevens
Submitted on Sun Aug 25 21:34:43 MDT 2002


I am hoping to find burial information on John W. HAYES, b. about 1832, in IL. By 1850 he was in DeKalb Co., living with Jasper and Rebekoh RUYLE. He married Elizabeth J. TURNEY on 25 Jan., 1855. He was a merchant in the Liberty PO area, and I believe he died 6 March, 1866. I am looking for a place of burial for him. Thanks, Jane H. Brown
Jane H. Brown
Submitted on Sun Aug 25 20:45:57 MDT 2002


I am searching for information on Ellizabeth J. TURNEY HAYES and her husband, John W. HOPKINS and their descendants They were married in DeKalb Co., TN 11 Aug.m 1872. Elizabeth was the widow of John W. HAYES. She had three children with John Hopkins: Lilly, William and Marion (m). I would appreciate any information available on these people, and especially death and/or burial information on Elizabeth and John. I could not find them on the 1900 census. Thank you. Jane H. Brown
Jane H. Brown -- 3607 Beacon Hill Drive, Pearland, TX 77584
Submitted on Sun Aug 25 20:42:00 MDT 2002


Julie, Please contact me. Your e-mail address is not working.

i need information on william barry FARMER, and wife, emily SCOTT. i am a desendant. i have information on the birth of solon FARMER, my ggg grandfather, and I am trying to go past the 1874 birth. any information, records of birth, deaths, how many children in the family, names, orgins, would be greatly appreciated. i am trying to find links to the family's heritage. i have read that a william b. FARMER served the confederacy, any information on that would be great too.
Julie Verret -- 1516 Cat Mountain Trail , keller, TX 76248
Submitted on Sun Aug 11 18:56:56 MDT 2002


I am looking for info on the fish family in Dekalb Co TN. I am looking especialy for any info on a John and Matilda Fish. I have some info on them. Will be happy to share all I have. Thanks for your help
Lee Fish
Submitted on Sun Aug 11 22:31:01 MDT 2002


I am searching for relatives of William & Nina Bell HAWKINS-my father was Carl Edward HAWKINS(Now deceased)He married my Mother Lillian Ethel ADCOCK,who was his 2nd wife.He had several siblings-1 brother James HAWKINS,sisters,Hattie Lucille HAWKINS SPRAGUE DUNKLEBURGER,(now deceased),Ruby HAWKINS JONES.Please contact me if you are a relative! I would like to find out any information I can.Thank you
Submitted on Sun Aug 11 21:58:47 MDT 2002


I am searching for someone who may have access to the 1880 census. We are looking for a Henry Clay Woods born Jun 1874. He would have been about 6 on the census. We believe his mothers name was Caroline. Please email at if you can help.
Shelley Owens Woods
Submitted on Wed Aug 7 19:37:42 MDT 2002


Looking for info on John Null d. about 1884. Mar. Narcissus E.Williams Aug. 10,1876. They had an infant born 1880, Missouri died asinfant. 3 other children, Elzadie, Mary Frances (Zude), & Cleo. N ENull married Joseph Williams Feb. 7 1886 in DeKalb Co.Tn. Any info onabove appreciated.
Submitted on Wed Aug 7 04:37:46 MDT 2002


I am searching for NICKOLS or NICHOLS and LUCK that were said to have been in the area of DeKalb County, Tennessee in the early 1800's. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on these lines, John Madison NICKOLS/NICHOLS, and William Francis LUCK. Please email me at
Charlene Peel
Submitted on Tue Aug 6 22:23:33 MDT 2002


I am looking for information on Wiley Hendrixson and his wife, Maranda (unknown)both born about 1812 in Tennessee. Listed in Dekalb County census 1850. Who are their parents?
Pam Satterfield
Submitted on Mon Aug 5 11:41:10 MDT 2002


I found this in the THE LIBERTY HERALD Editor, Will A. Vick November 20, 1895 issue. R.C. WILLOUGHBY has moved to the Dave Wauford place. Can anyone tell me where that is? I know I have a picture of my grandmother and her sisters and brothers that was marked as being taken on Goose Creek Road and that my Great Grandmother Ida WILLOUGHBY lived on the street that the library is on in Alexandria.
Gale Prince Nash
Submitted on Sat Aug 3 20:53:07 MDT 2002


Looking for infomation on Dr. George Christian FLOWERS & his wife Nancy {Travis} FLOWERS lived in the Liberty area about 1830-1850. Is listed on Dekalb History "as the most well read person of his time" Dr George & Nancy had a daughter named Cora Ann Flower b 26 Sept 1856. Cora marry Joe Dekalb Mingle on 24 Oct 1877. Joe D. Mingle may also being born in the Dekalb County area. Would like any infomation on these families, Mingle, Flowers, Travis. may contact me at or or snail mail Pamela Edwards Peach P.O. Box 1756 Smyrna, TN 37167
Pamela Edwards Peach -- P.O.Box 1756, Smyrna, TN 37167
Submitted on Fri Jul 26 13:12:29 MDT 2002


Looking for information on James and Nancy Wills and James and Nancy Crook and their families. They resided in DeKalb County, TN in the mid 1800s. I am looking for Nancy Wills' maiden name.
Submitted on Wed Jul 24 21:48:27 MDT 2002


BOTTS,SEARCY Looking for information on Eli C. Botts, born around 1822 in TN, married Nancy W. Searcy in 1841 in Labanon, Tn, Wilson County. 1850 census shows them living in Pontotoc Co. MS. Any leads will be appreciated.
mary Botts Carr
Submitted on Thu Jul 18 03:36:13 MDT 2002


Need info on Elias LANE Sr., and family. CAVNAR/CAVNER they were big in Baptist Churches they started several there and continued when they moved to Texas. On the THORNTON'S they only name I have is either T.J.THORNTON or F.J.THORNTON they had a daughter Audie Mae, sons Thomas H. and William H. THORNTON. I am not sure if the children were born in TN or after they moved to TX.
Sue Pryor -- 1435 David Ave. #101, DeSoto, TX, AL 75115
Submitted on Mon Jul 15 18:59:20 MDT 2002


Is there a record of any WHITMANs or BURNS/BYRNES, etc. living in DeKalb County around 1899-1900? Any info will be appreciated.
Betty Whitman McClaran
Submitted on Thu Jul 11 22:42:00 MDT 2002


Looking for information on Abraham Adams and Nancy Adams married in Wilson County, Tennessee but was living near Liberty, Tennessee most of their lives. My great-grandmother was Hannah Adams who married Carroll Lewis of Wilson county. Supposedly migrated from Virginia before 1790. Any assistance on this family would be appreciated. Thank-you.
Michael G. Lewis -- 13100 Pandora Drive Apt.919, Dallas, TX 75238
Submitted on Wed Jul 10 06:10:11 MDT 2002


I am searching for photographs of my following ancestors. SHERRELL: William Jordan Sherrell Sr. b. 4/2/1855 and wife Mary (Polly) Ann Parsley , b. 10/18/1858; Joshua Sherrell b. abt. 1829 and wife Martha Bray, b. abt 1834; Elam/Eli/Elison Sherrell/ill, b. abt. 1797 and wife Elizabeth Saylors, b. abt. 1808. BRAY: Joseph Bray, b. abt 1810 and wife Cynthia Mills, b. abt. 1820. PARSLEY: Judson/Judd Parsley, b. Mar. 1823 and wife Talitha LaFever, b. abt 1836; John Parsley, b. abt. 1790 and wife Francis Isabell, b. abt. 1792. LAFEVER: Eli LaFever, b. abt. 1803 and wife Mary (Polly) Steele, b. abt 1809. All of the above lived at one time in the White, DeKalb and Putnam Counties of middle Tennessee. Any help is appreciated.
William Sherrell -- 69 Paul Harrell Rd., Beech Grove, TN 37018
Submitted on Tue Jul 9 20:40:36 MDT 2002


I am looking ro the parents of Thomas, William, and Benjamin Curtis. My information indicates from the DeKalb County, TN 1850 Census the following:

District 11 - Helton Creek 330 Benjamin Curtis 33M, Lilla 30F, Artelia 10F, Hiram 6M, Cicero 2M, Kanzady 9/12, Thomas Curtis 23M, William 18M.

1840 DeKalb County, TN Census shows: Benjamine Curtis M 0110110000 F100010000

Local researchers believe that Benjamin, Thomas, and William were all brothers. Does anyone have any connection to this line??? I am extremely interested in their parents as I am a namesake to this line.

Any and all information would be gladly shared with you. Thanks in advance for your help.


Wm. Freddy Curtis Smithville, TN 37166-2712 E-mail =
Wm. Freddy Curtis -- 288 Dogwood Circle, Smithville, TN 37166-2712
Submitted on Mon Jul 8 17:58:26 MDT 2002


Looking for information on my families in DeKalb Co., TN. I descend from David Fite, b. 1795 NC, d. 1862 DeKalb Co., TN and his wife Nancy D. Daugherty, b. 1805, d. 1830 DeKalb Co., TN, daughter of John and Nancy Davidson Daugherty. David and Nancy's son James Monroe Fite, b. 1823 DeKalb Co., TN married Sarah Eastham, b. 1825, daughter of Dr. George Eastham and Mary Ann Allen, daughter of Jesse and Nancy Walker Allen, early DeKalb and White Co. pioneers. Need information about Dr. George Eastham and John Daugherty. I have lots of information on the early Allens and Fites if needed. My line went to Dallas Co., Ark. after 1850 and are still prolific there. Please email if you have any helpful information. Thanks. Steve Riggan, Spokane, WA
Steve Riggan -- 1613 S. Grand Blvd, Spokane, WA 99203
Submitted on Mon Jul 1 22:13:19 MDT 2002

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