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Warren County Tennessee Queries
January 1998



Byrd [Bird] STREET and his second wife, Elizabeth "Betsey" SAMMONS STREET are believed to be buried in Warren County. Bird died in 1855, Betsey in 1872. Betsey's father, John WILKINSON also lived in Warren County for awhile. We believe Bird's daughters by his first marriage remained in Warren County and Bird and Betsey visited them frequently. Can anyone help me with information on these families, or possibly the cemetery where they might be buried? Thanks.
Donna D. Berner
Submitted on Fri Jan 30 22:56:37 EST 1998

Editors note: The Street family cemetery was located on the farm of Bird Street, in southwest Warren County, on the east side of what is now called Jacksboro Road. This cemetery is mentioned in McMinnville at a Milestone, 1810 ~ 1960, by Walter Womack, {page 206}. Womack calls this little graveyard, "the first Caney Branch Cemetery. . . . on a farm now owned by Redden Bonner . . ." Others described the cemetery as being on a small knoll with Cedar trees. Unfortunately, this graveyard has been destroyed. It has seen many years of service as a pig yard. The pigs simply wore down the stones until there was nothing identifiable remaining. Tradition says that Bird Street, his second wife, a daughter in/law, and others were buried there. F S


Looking for information on the Biles family that resided in Warren Co., TN. William J. Biles, my 2nd GGF was born in TN, and I know that the Byles Family coming from NC settled in Warren Co., TN and Rutherford Co., TN. William J. Biles was b ca 1826 in TN, his father born in NC and mother born in TN. William J. Biles married Rebecca J. ? b in MO, probably in MO. Her parents were born in KY. William J. Biles & family migrated to TX between 1875 and 1879 from MO. Thank you.
Carolyn M. Getting
Submitted on Fri Jan 30 20:36:55 EST 1998


Looking for descendants of Jesse Gibbs, BD 1816;(M)Mary Kirby;their son-John Monroe Gibbs,BD1861;(M)Ellen K. Mason, then Ann Crim; His son, John Houston Gibbs, BD about 1867; (M) Florence Bates, then Florence Driver. Anyone who knows names of Jesse's parents, or where they originated? I have extensive material on that line of Gibbs family, from Jesse forward.
Larry M. Gibbs
Submitted on Fri Jan 30 10:21:07 EST 1998


Pleasant BLACKWELL born abt 1775 in VA and died abt Sep 1871 in Warren Co TN. Married ? & they had at least 3 children: Richard Blackwell Sr 1819/1823 - bef 1880 and married Mary Ann SOLOMON abt1841 prob in Warren Co TN. They had 9 children: Myra 1842- who married A.S. BIRDWELL; Evelina; Elmore who married Susan MATHIS; Eliza J 1848 - 1916 who married Mr HOUSER. The other 5 children of Richard were born in TX; Mary E. 'Dorinda' BLACKWELL married William Bennet SOLOMON in Warren Co TN; Manerva BLACKWELL 1816 - 1851 Warren Co married Smith CANTRELL.
Martha Tanner -- 13235 Glen Brae Dr, Saratoga, CA 95070-4429
Submitted on Wed Jan 28 23:03:18 EST 1998


What was Dixon Stroud's (b. Dec. 1815) first wife's name, Jane _____. He married a second time to Lucetta Matthews. Dixon's father - Thomas B. STROUD (b. March 1778, Orange County, NC). Also my grandmother, Pearl Stroud (b. March 1884 in Warren County, TN) knew a Clarence Woodley (they had a professional photo taken together around the turn of the century). What was their relationship if any? Was it a custom for engaged or newly-married couples to have this done at that time?
Susan Downard -- 1618 Yazoo Drive, Beech Grove, IN 46107
Submitted on Wed Jan 28 00:04:28 EST 1998


I am looking for any information of a John Elkins marrying a May Dyer.This was in late 1800's. They had children named Maud Estelle and Claud,they were twins, Ada, Lola, Charlie, Brack, Robert,Doc, George and 2 more. They left Tenn when the twins were 3 yrs old. I don't know what year. They were on their way to Oklahoma and in Arkansas John Elkins died. If any info please !!!
Laurie Fisher
Submitted on Tue Jan 27 16:49:24 EST 1998


Looking for information on Sherrod, George D., Allen or Mary Bybee. George D. was married to Sarah Wood about 1830 and they had five daughters while Mary Bybee was married to Hiram Robert Wood probably in early 30's. They had five children John, James, William,Launn,and Adelia.
Jack Smith
Submitted on Tue Jan 27 13:33:44 EST 1998


I am interested in SAMUEL KING McSPADDEN, my great, great, grandfather. He was born in Warren County in 1823, and was the son of Samuel McSpadden, one of the founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He learned the saddler's trade in Winchester and migrated to Alabama in the 1840's. He served as Colonel in the 19th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War. I am interested in any genealogies, cemeteries, or homes of the McSpaddens in Warren County.
Robert Moon -- 1784 Noble Drive, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30306
Submitted on Tue Jan 27 13:05:42 EST 1998


1. Does anyone know the approximate cost of copying a birth certificate at the county clerk' office (by the office)? 2. Does anyone have any stories or information about the background of Stevens Byars (father), born around May 17, 1905 in Warren County.
Henry Byars -- 6744 Eagle Drive, Derby, KS 67037
Submitted on Mon Jan 26 07:47:16 EST 1998


Searching for information on the MCFARLANE families who moved to Warren county, TN, from Russell county, VA, ca 1813. They were headed by brothers William, Joseph, and, possibly, James. They later moved to Jackson and Marshall counties in AL.
Carolyn Tamblyn -- 706 Hollon Ave., Auburn, AL 36830
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 22:17:12 EST 1998


Henry SCOTT Born Sept 1, 1830 in Warren County. Married Elizabeth BOYD probably nearby and lived in Warren Co until 1880. Desire information on ancestors of both subjects.
Everett Scott -- Woodland East No. C, Mineola, TN 75773
Submitted on Thu Jan 22 12:28:56 EST 1998


Will H. Young married Nancy Preston in Cannon County, Tennessee. Will H. was the son of Alexander Young and Nancy Mullens. NancyPreston was the daughter of William B. Preston and Mary Mears. Alexander Young was the son of Henry Young and Elizabeth Kiddy. Henry Young left a will in Warren County ca 1831. Who where theparents of Nancy Mullen, William B. Preston and Mary Mears? Somerecords indicate that William B. was the son of Thomas Preston, whileother records indicate he was related to William Preston Sr. who wasliving in Warren County in 1830. Any help on these families would begreatly appreciated. Will be willing to share what I have
Helen L. Rogers -- 376 Hickory Ridge Drive, Macon, GA 31211
Submitted on Tue Jan 20 06:01:30 EST 1998


Looking for information on Whitman family member last known to be in warren county during the civil war
Ronald Stallings -- Ronald Stallings, 155 South Flynn Rd., Westville, IN 46391
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 22:34:53 EST 1998


Searching for Jerry W.(Jasper ROSS b.1838 d. after 1876, m Sarah E. (____)b 1836.had issue, James B.,Thomas Stephen, Mary Helon, m James Madison LUSK, Bettye Morgan, m James William DICKERSON,Lee, m Jennie, Hettie B., m John C. LUSK, Elnora, m. L.D. Griswald, Charlie E., Sallie J,.,and John M.. James, Thomas, Mary Helon, and Bettye were probably born in White County, the rest were born in Coffee County. Thomas was grandfather on my mothers side. Also searching for parents of Mackie Bicknell and his wife Francis (Beacon-Beason) probably from Al. Also searching for info. on William Marlow and wife Nancy Dotson whose dau. Mary Jane, b June 22,1871 m. John William Norris, b. March 14,1866 son of Avery Norris and Martha Hudson
Joe D. Little -- 3709 Oak Grove Rd., Decherd , TN 37324
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 21:16:58 EST 1998


I am looking for my grandfather and grandmothers line. DERRIS ROSEVELT (JACK) WALLACE married EMMA FLORENCE FULTZ in Nov 22, 1922, both have died and are buried in Limestone co, Texas. His father was RUBIN or ROLLIN WALLACE his wife MELINDA JANE HAYES. I have them in the 1910 Tenn census. Her father ABRAHAM (ABE) FULTZ d. 1954 and mother DORA LANE are buried in a cemetary close to the Coffee co line. this is all I know, please help on this research.
Cathy Akin
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 16:56:56 EST 1998


I am researching any SIMPSONS in Warren Co., White Co., and McMinn Co.. I have two lines, one on my side and one on my husbands side. Any SIMPSON information would be appreciated. Bible records, land records, wills, medical histories or just stories of SIMPSONS would be welcomed.
Kristie Simpson -- 100 Sunset Lane, Manchester, TN 37355
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 11:36:51 EST 1998


I am looking for Ferrell GILBERT from Centertown in the late 1800's. It was said he was a doctor. There was a Dr. Lemmuel B. Gilbert & family in Centertown some years ago, but I doubt this is the same man. May have been kin to Ferrell GILBERT. Any information would be appreciated.
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 11:32:18 EST 1998


I am looking for ancesters of Silas H. Reynolds who was born in 1806 and died in 1853 in Warren Co TN. He may have been born in NC.
Garth D. Workman
Submitted on Mon Jan 19 02:34:43 EST 1998


Nannie BYNUM KING or Nannie KING BYNUM married Savage GOFF. They had several children Beulah,Hoyt,Haskel,Philip, Violet,Ovi,Pauline,Paul, and Tempy. We have all been told Nannie is Cherokee full or part. She lived next to the Trail of Tears and they also lived on her land. Her husband died in 1923. She was born in 1885. I can't find any information beyond the fact she had at least 2 sisters Stella and Molly KING. Nannie lived her life out off the Trail of Tears and never left and never remarried. Does someone have proof of who her parents were?
Carrie Berkeley -- 2260 Melbourne#1307 Dexter Mi 48130, Dexter, MI 48130
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 23:43:15 EST 1998


MASON 1830-1860 WOMACK
D.W. New -- 7320 E. Marshall Pl , Tulsa, OK 74115
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 10:57:43 EST 1998


Edmond ELLIS b. 1784 SC md Nancy ? 1819 Lincoln Co., TN. Their children all born Warren Co., TN: Mary Ann b. 1824 md. Little CHANDLER; William b. 1828; Albert b. 1831; Tabitha b. 1832 md. Simon LINDSEY; James Vanson b. 1837 md. Serilda CHANDLER; Seneca Jane b. 1838 md1. Joseph SANDERS md2 James MOORE; Nancy b. 1841; Mary A. b. 1844; Alfred b. 1846; Sarah "Sally" b. ? md. S.M. RUSSELL. Last record was 1860 census for VanBuren Co. listing widow Nancy ELLIS with children Nancy, William, and James living next door to Little CHANDLER's family.
Sherry L. Kyle -- 2701 George Court, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1712
Submitted on Sat Jan 17 18:08:29 EST 1998


I am interested in information about Tillman A. BOYD, son of Hugh M. and Matilda BOYD.
B. J. Boyd
Submitted on Sat Jan 17 01:05:52 EST 1998


I am looking for the cemetery where Zebediah STOCKSTILL and Rachel STOCKSTILL are buried, Zebediah died in 1832 and Rachel died about 1846. They had owned property adjacent Charles Creek. Whould like the name and location of the cemetery so we can visit it. Thank you.
Jim Elliott -- 4007 Trail ridge Dr. , Franklin, TN 37067-4055
Submitted on Fri Jan 16 22:39:23 EST 1998


I am looking for information about George Washington BAILEY, born 7-30-1837. He married Mary (Unknown) They had 7 Children 5 boys and 2 girls. Specifically I need parents and/or siblings.
Clint Perry -- Box 2253, Orangevale, CA 95662
Submitted on Fri Jan 16 01:48:58 EST 1998


I am searching for Arthur WORLEY (married Elizabeth ?). The known children are Mary or Mandy b.1884, James Samual b.1889, Maude b.1890 and later married James Duncan, John C. b.1891, William W. b.1894, Arthur Doyle b.1899 and Dollie D. b.1904. All birth dates are approximate. Authur and Elizabeth moved to Louisiana by 1910 , but at least one child, James Samual returned to Warren Co. by the 1940's.
Carla Rollins -- 2398 Hickory Hill Road, Pineville, LA 71360
Submitted on Wed Jan 14 20:57:52 EST 1998


My great great grandfather, JOSHUA CRAVENS, married SARAH ANDERSON on 28 June 1851. 1850 census shows Sarah (Sally), mother Nancy and brother John - no father. In 1859 they all moved to Washington County, Ark - mother, brother and all. The first born male was named John Anderson Cravens. My dilemna - who was Sarah's father? Marriage records show 3 or 4 possibles and so do some other counties. 1850 census shows Nancy as age 45. Oldest child, Benjamin, born 1826, putting her marriage date around 1824-25. Does anyone have any info to share? Would greatly appreciate it.
Karen Cravens-Trient -- 5110 S.W. Carman Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 22:54:17 EST 1998

Editors note: My research shows that Sarah O. Anderson married Isham Y. Craven in Warren County, 27 June 1852 (this is the first year of extant Warren County marriage records). Sarah is the daughter of John Anderson and Nancy ____ . John died 1836. Nancy seems to have run the household until the move to Washington Co. AR. There she can be found in the household of her son John. The children of John and Nancy are: Benjamin Anderson, m Francis (Fanny) Adams; Catherine Jane Anderson, m James Cullender; Sarah O. (Sallie) Anderson, m Isham Yancey Cravin; Isaac Anderson, m Nancy A. Henegar (their photo is in our photo section, under Henegar & kin); John Anderson (Jr.).

These folks lived near the Barren Fork River in the general area of Old Shelbyville road and Old Well Road. The Henegars lived to the west of Grange Hall Cemetery. F S


Does anyone know the whereabouts of the records of W.S. LIVELY & CO., Undertakers, that operated in Warren County in the 1800's? Please contact me if you have information. Sincerely, Hoyte Cook
Hoyte Cook
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 22:28:45 EST 1998


I am searching for proof of my gg grandmother's Indian ancestry. Lenore BLACKBURN was born in Warren Co., TN in 1828, the dau. of John BLACKBURN and Elsie ROBERTS. Lenore married Geo. W. Wickersham in Marion Co. IL in 1848. They moved to IL with other BLACKBURNS, EDDINGS, and MIDDLETONS. Each of these families has traceable Indian ancestry. It appears that they may have moved to IL to escape the Trail of Tears. If anyone has info on Lenore BLACKBURN or her parents, I will appreciate hearing from you.
Janice Jackson
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 22:20:12 EST 1998


Trying to find information on a JAMES W. COURTNEY or COATNEY. He had a son born about 1835 in Maury or Warren County Tennessee. The son's military record shows both counties. The son was James H. Coatney. They may be in the 1840 census. Would appreciate a lookup if anyone has access to the census for 1830-1840.
Billy Cox
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 16:25:13 EST 1998


Walter Wilkins COLE b. 1826 d. 1901 married Elizabeth Craig in 1845 b. 1928 d. 1913. Civil War papers show Walter was born in Warren County, TN. Walter & Elizabeth buried at Anderson Cemetery, White County, TN. Their children Joseph Allen, David, Walter W. Jr., Mary, Cynthia (married Sparkman), Thomas, Sarah (married Simmons), Benjamin, Randle, George, Fannie and Matthew. Three of the boys supposedly moved to Kentucky. My relationship is Joseph COLE's son, James David COLE's daughter, Sophia COLE MILLRANEY's daughter, Artie MILLRANEY was my mother. Any help on ancestors or descendants would be appreciated.
Patsy Raymer -- P.O. Box 732, Fairview, TN 37062-0732
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 11:34:34 EST 1998


Seeking info on John Jefferson WILLIAMS, b. 10 Nov. 1792 in SC, married to Nancy BOWLES in 1813 or 1819 in Warren Co., TN and he died 17 Nov. 1874 in St. Francois Co., MO. Nancy was b. 1795 or 96 in VA and also died in MO. I really need info on John and Nancy, since they apparently lived such a short time in Warren Co. Marriage info or anything at all would be appreciated.
Don Williams -- 17446 SW Granada Dr., Beaverton, OR 97007
Submitted on Tue Jan 13 10:58:41 EST 1998


Need info on parents, siblings, descendants of Sanford V. GREEN born c. 1815-1817 in SC or TN & d. unknown date and place; m. unknown date and place Margaret (maiden name unknown) born c. 1817-1819 in TN. Parents of Sanford V. & Margaret GREEN unknown; Sanford's parents born in SC & Margaret's born in TN. In 1850-1880 Sanford V. GREEN lived in Warren Co., TN w/ family. His children (all b. in TN): Lucinda b. 1834-37 & m. Wm. LAWSON b. 1834-37 in KY or TN; Mary J. b. 1837-38, d. in TX & m. James BOREN b. 1834-35 in TN, d. 1863 in Civil War; James b. 1839-41; Cindirilla b. 1838-44 & m. John D. SMITH b. 1844-45 in TN; Irena b. 1843-46; Elias N. b. 1841-48, m. (1) Martha J. (maiden name unknown) & (2) Mrs. Sarah Ellen (maiden name unknown); Samuel b. 1848-49 & m. in 1869 Martha JACO b. 1846-48 in TN, dau. of Wiley and Nancy JACO; Robert b. 1850-52; Ginsey/Jensey b. 1852-54. Of the 9 children on! ! ly 2 moved from TN to TX: Mary J. & Samuel. Need info on the other 7 children who remained in TN.
Lisa Bishop -- 2622 Wildwood Drive, Harrison, AR 72601
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 21:24:41 EST 1998


My g-g-grandparents Tavner and Cynthia LEAGUE MARTIIN were in Warren Co. in 1812 and listed in the 1820 Census living next door to his father-in-law, Edmund and Mary BEADLE LEAGUE on Caney Creek. One of Tavner's son and Edmund League were in DeKalb after 1830. Tavner moved to Hamilton Co. about 1839. Any info., especially parents and siblings, would really be appreciated.
Paul R.L. Vance
Submitted on Sun Jan 11 15:19:42 EST 1998

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James Wilson married Elizabeth Dial and then Mary Bradley. They lived in Warren Co. Had several children from both marriages. Anyone related?

Diana Yashar -- Fri Jan 9 1998

Elias DUBOIS(E) 1830 Census Warren County. Annerence/Amerrica Dubois(e) same time & Place. Any way to get spouse and childrens names. Amerrica we think was Elias' mother. Also in Dickson County a Joel Dubois and in Franklin County a Stephan Duboys, both 1830 census. Are all related somehow?

Tom Arnold -- Fri Jan 9 1998

Trying to establish relationship between William Mathews(d.1837) of Warren co. and Benjamin Mathews(1764-1840) of Jackson co. Alabama. Believe them to be brothers. Warren co will book 1, pgs 268-269 has B. Mathews administrator of W. Mathews.

david mathews -- 104 S. Ann St. , Enterprise, AL 36330 -- Fri Jan 9 1998

Have just begun researching my families past, and am trying to find information on a Bethaven Antip, born 1829 in Warren County, son of Jacob Atnip and Rachael Risenhoover. Would appreciate any information on any of the above named individuals, or suggestions on how to obtain the information. I do have a good database of Bethaven's decendents if anyone might be interested.

Steve Holland -- 7944 Shady Grove Way, Pasadena, MD 21122 -- Fri Jan 9 1998

Researching husband's grandparents, Abner Morris Womack b.c1864 and Isaphena "Isa" Stewart b.18dec1868, both in Warren Co. Parents of both unknown.

Glenda Womack -- 4308 Elaine Ave., Memphis, TN 38122 -- Fri Jan 9 1998

Need info on parents or siblings of James Boren born c. 1834 or 1835 in TN & d. 24 Apr 1863 in Civil War. He m. Mary J. Green born c. 1837 or 1838 in TN & d. unknown date in Bowie Co., TX en route from TN to TX. Mary J. (Green) Boren was dau. of Sanford V. and Margaret (maiden name unknown) Green. In 1860 James & Mary J. Boren living in Warren Co., TN w/ oldest child, John Boren, b. 1858 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN & d. 1944 in Lamar Co., TX. James & Mary J. Boren's 2nd child, Cindrilla (Boren) Romans, b.1861 in TN & d. 1922 in Bowie Co., TX. Parents of James Boren are unknown to this researcher. Possible parents are James F. Boren born c. 1815 or 1816 in IL & Mary (maiden name unknown) Boren born c. 1809 or 1810 in NC. In 1850 census James F. & Mary Boren living in Madison Co., TN w/ their children: James W. (may be this researcher's James Boren), Wm. A., Susan D., Henry J., Mar! ! y R.

Lisa Bishop -- 2622 Wildwood Drive, Harrison, AR 72601 -- Fri Jan 9 1998

Seeking information on the McBroom line, specifically the ancestors and decendants of William Henry McBroom and wife Eliza E. McGill that lived in the area of Cannon Co. in 1870. Also any information on McBroom's Tavern that was the site of the meeting that formed Cannon Co. in 1836.

Tom McBroom -- 172 Heimatsweg Road, Chapin, SC 29036-9714 -- Thu Jan 8 1998

Searching for links to Lemuele STALNAKER, who died in McMinville in 1900. Born in Parkersburg (TN?) 1833. Married to Martha Jane Jameison. Father = Edgar; Mother = Susan Townsend.

Carson Ray -- 3106 Sandpiper S. Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46268 -- Wed Jan 7 1998

I am trying to find proof of Indian ancestry. My gg grandmother was supposed to be full-blooded Indian. Lenora Blackburn was born in 1824 in Warren Co. Tenn. and married Geo. W. WIckersham Sep 28 1848 in Marion Co. Ill. Her parents probably were John Blackburn and Elsie Roberts. Siblings were Benj. (md. Mary Eddings), Andrew Thom. (md. Frances Eddings), Catherine (md. Wm. Gray May 31 1840 in Ill.), and Lorenzo. Any info will be appreciated.

Janice Jackson -- Wed Jan 7 1998

Prater, Archibold and Archelous. Were they brothers? Where did Archibold go? Was their Father Bazel Prater. Have part of Archielous Family. Will share what I have. G.Swider.

Grace Swider -- 2419 Bradyville Rd, Readyville, TN 37149 -- Wed Jan 7 1998

Seeking info on descendants of Micajah Walker. Trying to find marriage record of "Jodie" (George) Walker and Elizabeth Mooneyham married by a well known evangelist on 7 Jun 1883 in either Warren or Van Buren Co. Collecting pictures of Walkers.

Justine Miller -- 1431 Cassandra Circle, DeSoto, TX 75115 -- Wed Jan 7 1998

Levi Woodlee (b: 24 Nov 1818 in Warren Co, m: abt 1849 in Warren Co. d: 10 Oct 1878 in Warren Co.) Who were Levi Woodlee's parents? Also, Levi Woodlee married Talithe Martin (b: 6 Nov 1825 d: 2 Feb 1872). Her parents were James W. Martin (1794 - 1829) and Sarah Cunningham (abt 1795 - ?). If you have any additional information about any of these families please contact me. I will be happy to share what I have.

Dana Davis -- 2549 Allen Ridge Dr., Bryan, TX 77802 -- Mon Jan 5 1998

Looking for Jehu McGregor b. 1800 d. 1870?. m. Sallie Dodson b. 1801 d. 1870 Warren Co., TN. They had the following children: Richard, Jesse, Nancy, Mary, Ruth, Hixie, Tabitha, Sara & Margaret.

Norma Karter -- Mon Jan 5 1998

Looking for James SANDERS d. 1827 in Warren Co., TN m. Christiana Hogan. Had the following children: Elizabeth, b. 1810, Lucinda b. 1812, James b. 1814 m. Juliann Durham abt 1836.

Norma Karter -- Mon Jan 5 1998

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