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Warren County Tennessee Queries
October 1998



Looking for the Parents of SAMUEL J GILLEY, born 1858-60 in Warren Co, died 1921 Madison Co, Ala.
Aubrey Gilley
Submitted on Sat Oct 31 08:03:03 EST 1998


__I a looking for information (proof of birth and mother and father) on a William Marion HOBBS born March 1862 in Tracy City, Tenn, Grundy Co.(however he may have been born in Warren Co. Tenn) __He (William) is supposed to have married a Phila Ann FULTS(z)about 1877 looking for marriage records on this.(Need info. on her, I just found out she is listed in Warren Co. Tenn. Census 1860 with her father being Nathan Fultz & mother Mary Crouch, she had brothers and sisters William, John, Harritt, Martha, Carrol, Nancy) William Hobbs and Phila Ann had 3 children: Allie (or Ella) born sept 1884 (Tenn) Ollie born Nov 1885 (Tenn) Richard born Apr, 24, 1888 (Tenn), Died 1958 in Atoka, Oklahoma __William then married Lena Rivers McMAKIN (Need info. on her) before or after moving to Sherman, Tx about 1890 and had a daughter Vada and Son (or Step Son) Claude, He then moved to Muskogee,Ok about 1897. Lena died in 1897 in Muskogee,OK __William then married Carrie Stonehouse about 1900 and then moved to Atoka, Ok in 1903, and supposedly died in Muskogee, OK in 1918.
Bart Hobbs
Submitted on Wed Oct 28 11:40:11 EST 1998


Help me please!!! I need some information on the Trail of Tears and how it has played a role in Warren County. I need this information by Friday for a research paper that I am doing for my Tennessee Tech English class. Please help me! Megan
Megan Rachel Sluder -- Tennessee Tech University Box # 12514, Cookeville, TN 38505-0001
Submitted on Tue Oct 27 20:33:19 EST 1998

Editor's note: According to Walter Womack, McMinnville at a Milestone 1810-1960, [Warren County] "citizens witnessed in the Autumn of 1838, the exodus of almost 10,000 of these aborigines [Cherokee] as they passed through the county on their way to the Indian Territory." Womack states that at least three groups camped in Warren County, one at Shellsford, one at Irving College, and one on Old Shelbyville Road near Crisp Springs. There is more in his book about the Trail of Tears.


Looking for info on a family of Shadrack Green (abt1760) of NC that moved to TN then further to MO. His daughter Rachel (abt1800)believed to be married to a James Owens also from NC. Rachel had a son Green Owens (abt1830) that was believed married to a Elizabeth Roberts. Green then moved to AR then to MO, in the Ozarks area.
Keith Owens
Submitted on Mon Oct 26 23:09:08 EST 1998


Researching the family of Absalom Dunnagan with sons John D., Samuel, Thompson. Residing in Warren County TN at the time of 1830 census. Enumerated between Samuel Rial and Michael Roark. Could be family connections. thanks brenda smith
Brenda Hutcheson Smith
Submitted on Mon Oct 26 14:50:25 EST 1998


Blue Spring Baptist Church in Warren County, TN founded 1 October 1828 by Elder John Keel and Elder William Thompson. Is this Church still operating and, if so, where is it located in Warren County? Thanks
Bill R Thompson
Submitted on Mon Oct 26 14:45:09 EST 1998

Editor's note: According to Walter Womack, McMinnville at a Milestone 1810-1960, Blue Springs Baptist Church "was established near the present town of Viola in March 1807."


Lewis CARMACK, B 3-16-1806 in Warren Co. TN married Rebecca Ann CAGLE, B 7-19-1808 in Spencer, TN Can trace Cagle family, but no info on family of CARMACK, he is said to have been born just as family came thru Cum. Gap. Anything appreciated.
Eva Carver
Submitted on Sun Oct 25 15:16:49 EST 1998


Looking for any information on the above names: HICKS, DUTTON, TATE, KILGORE, CHEEKS, ROBERTS
Shirley Knight -- 122 Westcourt Lane, San Antonio, TX 78257
Submitted on Thu Oct 22 16:03:32 EDT 1998


Elizabeth "Betty" Cagle, Warren Co, Tenn. I searching for the family of my gggrandmother Elizabeth "Betty" Cagle and her sister Ann. Elizabeth was born October 12, 1859. The two sisters married Scruggs brothers from Grundy Co., Tenn. Elizabeth married Thomas Jefferson Scruggs August 11, 1875 in Warren Co. Tennessee and Ann married William Monroe Scruggs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bill Scruggs
Bill Scruggs -- 1137 Los Serenos, Fillmore, CA 93015
Submitted on Thu Oct 22 21:44:23 EDT 1998


I am searching for the parents of John Henry MCDANIEL. He was born 1858 to 1861 around McMinnille. When he was about 5 to 8 his parents both died of the influenza. He moved to his grandparents somewhere in TN, possibly in the same area. I know he was a close cousin to the WRIGHT Brothers and lived with them when he was about 15 or so. I would really like to know who is parents and grandparents are. He later moved to Hopkins County, KY where he died in 1938.
Leslie Serio -- 2620 Texas Ave. #25, Woodward, OK 73801
Submitted on Thu Oct 22 12:48:16 EDT 1998


In the 1840 TN census there is a Bennett W. Roberts listed in Warren Co - evidently an older couple (household of 1 male, 1 female over 50). Does anyone know names of his children? His parents?
Sylvia Jetton
Submitted on Tue Oct 20 22:12:42 EDT 1998


Looking for information on James King Lansden and his 1st wife Judith or Nancy (McDonald) Lansden.They were married 8/7/1823 and Judith or Nancy appears to have died between 1837 and 1845,but I can find no record of her birth , death etc. any information will be greatly appreciated.
Carl Lansden -- 5726 Marlin Road, Franklin Building Suite 500, Chattanooga,, TN 37411
Submitted on Sun Oct 18 20:37:19 EDT 1998


Looking for death date of Nancy Jane Brown Greer, wife of William M Greer. Was on 1900 census Warren conty. Their son Jasper newton Greer married Belzora Dodson and Nancy Ann Dodd. Any info on this Greer family appreciated
Shirley J Greer -- 1806 Heatherbrooke Road, Birmingham, AL 35242
Submitted on Sun Oct 18 11:02:03 EDT 1998


Rebecca OVERTON married John C. QUICK on or about period 1830-1850, seeking verification of date. Vina OVERTON married William LEAKEY, after Vina's death, William LEAKEY married her sister Jane OVERTON. seeking additional information on these marriages and families
Alton "LEE" Overton -- 4898 Fuentes Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89121-2816
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 23:09:40 EDT 1998


John OVERTON sold some land he had been granted in Warren County on 24 January 1816. Seeking information on this land grant. When was the grant awarded? Why was it awarded? Who made the award? Was John Overton the original grantee, or did he buy the grant? Where would you locate the early land grant records applicable to East and Middle tennessee?
Alton "LEE" Overton -- 4898 Fuentes Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89121-2816
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 22:56:41 EDT 1998


HOGAN-HENDRIX-LUNA: Need any information on children or descendants of Edward and Elizabeth (HENDRIX) Hogan who lived in Lincoln Co KY 1775-1784, married Mar 1783 Lincoln Co KY. Moved to Warren Co TN 1808, Edward died 1827 Warren Co TN. Elizabeth remarried 1836 Peter LUNA moved to Marshall Co TN, where she died 1848. Lawsuits in Marshall and Warren Cos TN named all 13 children and some grandchildren. Among those named: Anthony, Marcus, Richard, James, Robert, Andrew C., Squire E., Granville H., Delilah (m Moses BURLESON), Christiana (m JAMES SANDERS), Polly (m JOHN RANDOLPH), Mary m (JAMES COX), Rebecca (m McFaddin. Grandchildren: James C. Sanders, Elizabeth (wife of George Boren) and Lucinda Lockhart Sanders married Archibald Brooks, children of James and Christiana (Hogan) Sanders. Would like to correspond with anyone researching the surname HOGAN of NC, KY, TN, MO, AR, and TX. Will excange information.
Sherlene Rogers Baab -- 1705 Windlea Dr, Euless, TX 76040-4016
Submitted on Sat Oct 17 15:42:00 EDT 1998


I am looking for Cathey Family members from around 1850. Phillip, the grandfather of Bee Cathey.
Richard Cathey
Submitted on Fri Oct 16 02:01:30 EDT 1998


I am looking for information on my G. Grandfather W.A Dunn, & Grandfather Joseph G Dunn. Joseph was born in Warren County, Viola Tennessee on March 24,1872.Joe was listed on the Fountain Grove Methodist Membership list in Tennessee, Aug. 15, 1888. Joseph taught school at the Chestnut Grove School in Tennessee, He married my grandmother Nancy "Nanny" Campbell March 14,1895 in Warren County Tennessee. I also have a Julian Cunnyngham married to a W.A Dunn?
Norris N Dunn
Submitted on Wed Oct 14 13:32:00 EDT 1998


Seeking any info on Robert Stewart bn. 1812, married Vina ?, had three sons,John b. 1836, Archibald b. 1838, and James K.P., b. 1846. Robert was reportedly a blacksmith, may have moved to Overton Co.
George Stewart
Submitted on Tue Oct 13 14:54:28 EDT 1998


Looking for any Real Estate Transactions that involved Jacob POFF and Riley POFF. Jacob received Land Grants in 1825 and Riley in 1839. All grants were on the waters of Hickory Creek or the West Fork Hickory Creek. If anyone can give information or insight into how to locate information based on this let me know. Thank you...
Kevin Poff -- 206 Hideaway Trail, Franklin, TN 37069
Submitted on Tue Oct 13 12:09:26 EDT 1998


In researching my Cherokee heritage: my grandmother Lena Mae DRAKE who I believe was born in McMinnville (or very close by) in 1898 (I think). She was from a large family. I remember two sisters names (Sofie and Phoebe). She is said to be a half-blood Cherokee descendent. She married Sheridan Wesley HOLLAND in the early 1920s; however, I don't know if they married in Tennessee. My grandpa, Sheridan Wesley HOLLAND, is said to be a full-blood Cherokee descendent and born in Texas in 1902 (I think). I searched a little on the Dawes Rolls for my paternal great-grandpa, Jesse Worthy HOLLAND without luck. My grandparents lived in Park Hill, Oklahoma many years until grandpa's death in 1978. I think I have a 2nd cousin from Tennessee: Tom DRAKE. Any information about the DRAKE's having any relation/heritage with the Cherokee Nation is appreciated.
Kathy Barnwell DUNCAN
Submitted on Tue Oct 13 02:50:34 EDT 1998


searching for any information regarding PARALEE ESTES born abt.1815 tn. found the name of one MICAJAH ESTES listed in Godspeed history of Warren county. Could Paralee be a child of his or a grandchild? Anyone with anything please contact me. Many, Many Thanks!
Cynthia Louth -- 1256 14th Street, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Submitted on Mon Oct 12 23:21:15 EDT 1998


I am looking for any information on Wiley Medley & Martha Barr Medley or any ancestors.
Barbara Hatchell -- 567-A South Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Submitted on Mon Oct 12 23:02:26 EDT 1998


I recently found a photo at a flea market here in Ohio. It was made at the old W. S. Lively Studios in McMinnville. The photograph is of a woman and a note on the bottom reads "Mrs. D. S. ENGLAND, widow." Does anyone have any information on her? The photo is probably early 1900's or maybe late 1800's.
David C. Cummings -- 6049 White Oak Dr., Mentor, OH 44060
Submitted on Mon Oct 12 14:53:33 EDT 1998


Mary DICKERSON moved to Warren Co., Tenn. with her father and step-mother. Mary was born in Edgefield Co., S Carolina in 1800. She moved to Bibb Co., AL & married Absolem/Absolom PRATT. Her sister Sara/Sarah married Absolem's brother, Hopkins. Any information on Mary's & Sarah's father and their biological mother would be greatly appreciated.
JN Duke
Submitted on Sun Oct 11 21:04:22 EDT 1998


Joshua and Kate MORGAN MCDANIEL possibly married in Warren Co. TN. At least their 4 oldest sons said they were born in Warren Co TN. By 1816 the family to Mointeau/Cooper Cos. MO. Also an Edward McDANIEL who was in Warren Co TN. married a Nancy SMITH. He served War of 1812 and also to Mointeau Co Mo. Any help appreciated.
Ellen Byrne
Submitted on Sun Oct 11 20:01:59 EDT 1998


Mark Jones TIDWELL, and wife Eleanor STARNES TIDWELL, were on the 1812 Warren Co. Tn. Tax List. After that they were next seen on the census of 1820 Warren Co., living near a REUBEN TIDWELL, relationship unknown. Also on the 1812 Tax list is Josiah TIDWELL, who later moved to Blount Co. Al. There is a Simon TIDWELL on same tax list. Does anyone know who Simon TIDWELL was? Who were his parents? Who were the parents of Mark Jones TIDWELL and wife Eleanor STARNES? Mark and Eleanor moved to Jackson Co. Al., then to Dekalb Co. Al. Mark TIDWELL died April 13, 1840, Dekalb Co. Al., according to his War of 1812 records. Eleanor was on 1850 and 60 Dekalb Co. Al. Censuses with her daughter Mary TIDWELL WORD and son in law Berry J. WORD. Mark and Eleanor TIDWELL's first son was Peter Starnes TIDWELL. Their son Thomas S. TIDWELL is my husband's g g grandfather. Peter and Thomas TIDWELL moved to Blount Co. Al. where they lived and died. If anyone knows the parents of Mark TIDWELL and Eleanor STARNES, or the Josiah TIDWELL
Doug and Melba Lowe
Submitted on Sun Oct 11 18:48:04 EDT 1998


I need info on Joshua Hickerson, born 1794, Warren Co. TN. He is buried in the Mt. Zion cemetery near Viola.
J. Talley
Submitted on Sat Oct 10 23:19:57 EDT 1998


Levi EDGE, 1793-1866, my GGG Grandfather, looking for place of burial He married Mary Stockstill BURKES they both are buried in Warren Co. Where was the EDGE home place?? If anyone knows Thanks
Bob Osborn
Submitted on Sat Oct 10 23:06:25 EDT 1998


Inquiring about Rufus SETTLES from McMinnville, TN. Worked for the Southern Railroad as a cook. Married in Jasper, TN (Marion County) to Betty Greer. Born in the early 1880's, died 1924, in Marion County. Lived in Shellmound, TN. Understand he was an orphan. Grateful for any info on his parents (biological or adoptive)and siblings, if any. Thanks.
Wm Stuart House -- 1114 Princeton Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-2615
Submitted on Sat Oct 10 03:28:08 EDT 1998


Looking for name of the Mother of William Creeley B. Unk place around1809. Fatherpresumed to be James Criely b. 1776 Place unknwn. William CREELEY may have had brothers and sisters but don't know. William CREELEY aarried Levicey Webb and had 4 children.(Angeline,Francis James Marion, Scian, and Margaret Casselia. James Marion and Cassie married into the DODSON family. SCIAN(my great grandfth came to Texas during the civil war and was stationed in Wetherford, Texas. William and father James may have been directimmigrants from Scotland or come from another State. Would like to know. William CREELEY was killed in the battle of Corinth (Oct.)Civil War. Scian and James Marion CREELEY changed the spelling of thename to CRELIA after migrating to Texas in 1870.If anyone canenlighten me I would appreciate it.
Rita Crelia -- 2601 Boston #119, Lubbock, TX ! ! 70410
Submitted on Thu Oct 8 21:13:06 EDT 1998


My family seems to have been in your county around 1860. Name TRAMMEL jw. Possibly was in business with a Sampson ARNHOUSER. I am interested in any info you can give me. I also would like any info on the Trammels before 1830. This part of my family has been so hard. I had just about given up until I stumbled onto JW TRAMMEL in 1860.
jackie moore
Submitted on Tue Oct 6 23:17:01 EDT 1998


Looking for spouses and children of: Sidney Franklin EDWARDS b. 1/17/1832 in Orange Co., NC md Sarah Elizabeth SNIPES on 6/7/1856 in Warren Co., TN Children are: Mary Elizabeth EDWARDS b. 1859, Henrietta EDWARDS b 1861, William Henry EDWARDS b 1861 and Sidney Franklin EDWARDS, Jr. b 1864.
Gary Abrahams
Submitted on Tue Oct 6 14:56:48 EDT 1998


Sanders McMahan (1784-1864) moved to Jackson County, TN before 1830. His wife Nancy's maiden name may have been Reed or Reid. I am looking for proof of Nancy's name or any background on her family. Sander's son John was my ancestor. He moved to Caldwell County, TX in the 1850's.
Dick D. Fox -- 1512 Parkview Drive, Lockhart, TX 78644
Submitted on Tue Oct 6 10:31:06 EDT 1998


I am looking for any info on Jacob( Jake) JENNINGS, Anything, his parents, his siblings. He is our brick wall. He was married to Nancy ROBINSON/ROBERTSON. Please see my cousins homepage at then go to Bill JENNINGS home page. I tried to give link, but must not be working tonight. If you write me I will give link. Please feel free to contact myself or my cousin Any Help At All
Florence Williams Cornwell -- 15 Briar Street Apt. # 22, Glenn Ellyn, IL 60137
Submitted on Tue Oct 6 03:09:56 EDT 1998


ELLIS, Jonathan b. ca. 1780 listed on 1805 and 1812 Warren Co. tax lists. In War of 1812; enlisted at McMinnville in Cpt. James Campbell's Co.,24th Inf. Reg. Wife named Celia BRYANT. Need marriage info. Any help appreciated.
Sherry L. Kyle
Submitted on Mon Oct 5 17:29:15 EDT 1998


Archibald Nunley b. abt. 1839 and in Warren Co., TN census in 1850. He prob met Elizabeth Payne in Van Buren Co. and married abt. 1860. By 1870 they were in Ballard Co. KY. Need date and place of marriage, his dob, date and place of death, names of parents... According to 1850 census, he is son of Jeremiah or William? Also, who are parents of Dee Nunley, Grundy Co.? Thank you.
Bevelye Ballinger Riggs
Submitted on Sun Oct 4 21:39:19 EDT 1998


I am looking for info. on my great-grandmother, Clarria SCOTT, born Nov. 1882 and died Sept. 1908. Her father was Isaac SCOTT, and mother Elizabeth HOBBS. She had 2 half-brothers, Willie PATRICK and Jody PATRICK. I am also searching for info. on Willie PATRICK'S family as I believe he may have had the only photographs ever taken of her. I am trying to get info. to my grandfather, Neil WIMBERLY, who is 92, and the son of Clarria SCOTT. Any help is appreciated!!
Kelly Foster
Submitted on Sat Oct 3 10:04:38 EDT 1998


Searching for the parents and siblings of John George Washington BIVINS born abt. 1804 in North Carolina. John Bivins is married to Naomi HILL on Mar 21, 1824 in Wayne Co., Tenn. Their childrens names are Ethel'bert, Martha Obedience, Albartus, Lydia, Mary Ann, James Ayers, Mildred, Cassie, Thomas Cullum, Elizabeth ,William Green, Henry Burros, and Naomi Tennessee. All children are born in Wayne Co. and Fayette Co., Tenn. John G. W. Bivins died in 1886 Lampasas, Texas. Any information on BIVINS, HILL, or ILEY will be appreciated.
Natalie Lloyd -- 855 E. 700 N. Apt. #3, Provo, UT 84606
Submitted on Sat Oct 3 00:23:55 EDT 1998


Peter TITTLE was born in Warren Co., TN about 1799. He married Edy McCARREY before 1820. Who were the parents of Peter TITTLE? Will gladly exchange information on the TITTLE and McCARREY families.
Julie Perry -- P.O. Box 369, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Submitted on Fri Oct 2 22:59:15 EDT 1998


James Blackwell may have been the father of Pleasant. Pleasant was in Warren Co TN by 1812 as he was listed on the tax list.Pleasant BLACKWELL was born 1775 VA and died abt 1871 in Warren CoTN, his wife died by 1850 census. Children: Richard BLACKWELL 1819/1823and died bef 1880 in TX. Richard married abt 1841 prob in Warren Co TN to Mary Ann SOLOMON, daughter of Bennett SOLOMON Jr and NoraPARKER.Mary E.Dorinda BLACKWELL was born and married in Warren Co to WilliamBennett SOLOMON. Manerva BLACKWELL 1816 - 1851 married Smith CANTRELL in Warren Co TN. Richard BLACKWELL and Mary Ann SOLOMON had 4 children born in Warren Co TN, Myra 1842-, Evelina 1844-, Elmore 1846-1933, Eliza J 1848. They moved to Smith Co TX by the 1850 census. Other children of Pleasant BLACKWELL may have been :John, David, Berry and Thomas.
Martha Tanner -- 13235 Glen Brae Dr, Saratoga, CA 95070-4429
Submitted on Tue Sep 15 23:53:23 DT 1998

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