Warren County Tennessee Queries
February 1998



Researching descendants of Mary OVERTURF, b. abt 1812. Need info on Robert and Frances HILLIS, William OVERTURF and (1) Delpha ROBERTS and (2) Mattie HAYES, and Richard OVERTURF and Mary Ann SHOCKLY
Ralph Thompson -- 4416 Meteor Trail, Hixson, TN 37343
Submitted on Fri Feb 27 08:48:06 EST 1998


I am looking for LUNA, LOONEY that are still living in DeKalb, Warren & White Counties. I am trying to update information on these families. Any help would be appreciated.
Rhonda Shoemaker
Submitted on Thu Feb 26 21:08:15 EST 1998


I am searching for family tree information on James Byrd (b.1813) and Mary Thomas (b. 1813 in McMinnville, Tn) and married in McMinnville, Tn in 1831. Mary Thomas' mother was a Miss Smith and the Smiths came from Wales. This Byrd family relocated to Visalia, California where James Byrd is buried.
Donna Giannetta -- 1119 "S" Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Submitted on Thu Feb 26 21:06:03 EST 1998


Melissa Ann BRATCHER born 5/28/1885 married to Joseph PATTON in Warren county on 10/11/1907. Her parents reportedly were Mitt BRATCHER and Sarah NEWBY. Aunt and Uncle, Nathan and Josephine BRATCHER. Would like to confirm her parents and find additional family information. Also any info on Joseph PATTON born in 1874.
Joanna Hiles
Submitted on Thu Feb 26 13:54:52 EST 1998


I'm looking for a William PENDLETON who probably came from NC to TN,and probably migrated later to MO. My g-grandfather WilliamPENDLETON was born in Jefferson City, MO in 1865. His father wassupposed to be a William also from NC.
Robert James Pendleton
Submitted on Wed Feb 25 20:47:20 EST 1998


Looking for an Absalom Deal from Warren County, Tenn. He was there before 1821. A Deed was record in Deatur County, Georgia December 1, 1821, between Nathaniel Cowart, Blacksmith of Emanuel county, Georgia and Absalom Deal of Warren County, Tenn. Would like to know who he married. All we have is Argent ? Thanks
Rufus Joiner
Submitted on Mon Feb 23 21:22:17 EST 1998


Seeking info. on Ruben Perry HICKS born Obion Co. Married 1st, ? PINCHBACK (either Ark. or Tenn.) Had 2 sons,born 1872 & 1885 in Fulton Co. Ark. Left wife and sons in 1885 and returned to Tenn. Remarried ? LATTIMER (Latimore) and supposedly had large family. Had 1 sister named Mary who married a Branden (Brandon)and remained in Obion, Co. Ruben may have used only the initials R.P.HICKS or may have changed his name completely. May have moved to Warren Co. after marriage to LATTIMER. Ruben was my GGRand father and I would like to know about him and his "other" family. Any information would be appreciated.
Rita DonCarlos -- 1110 N. Lynn St., Gladewater, TX 75647-5031
Submitted on Mon Feb 23 10:50:37 EST 1998


Searching for info on Pleasant H. WINTON, born in Coffee County, TN, on August 13, 1841. He was a merchant and farmer in the Viola area and was included in Goodspeed's History of Warren County. He was married to Lillian Ramsey, who died 9/17/81 and is buried in Liberty Cemetery. No further record has been found of WINTON.
Mike Morgan -- 914 Cadillac Ave., Nashville, TN 37204
Submitted on Sat Feb 21 22:41:10 EST 1998


Would like to correspond with anyone doing research on the PARSLEY family, and any related familys. In Cannon, Dekalb, Warren, and Jackson Countys.
Norma Fay Parsley -- 354 Beech Grove Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Submitted on Sat Feb 21 13:46:10 EST 1998


I am researching the following Cherokee families Middleton, Eddings and Weaver. Happy to exchange information with anyone researching same families.
Lynn Somerville -- HC 67 Box 24 B, Kansas, OK 74347
Submitted on Sat Feb 21 00:28:55 EST 1998


Would greatly appreciate any information on Jud Parsley or his wife, Talitha Lafever. Jud supposedly was born in Warren county in 1823 and died in Dekalb county in 1891. His wife Talitha was born in 1835 and died in Dekalb county in 1858. I am desperately searching for info on their ancestors or decendants in the Middle Tennessee area. Your help would greatly be appreciated.
Gerald Bowen
Submitted on Thu Feb 19 15:34:58 EST 1998


Would like to share info with all persons researching TIPTONs of Warren Co, TN. I need parents of Joseph J. TIPTON, b. Nov. 1821, his wife, Lydia, b. Dec 1821. Also, names of children of this couple. Thanks in advance.
K. Randall
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 23:32:05 EST 1998


Searching for family of Thomas MELTON who received a land grant in Warren Co in 1822. Thomas is believed to be son of John and Elizabeth Melton of Nash Co., NC. Need name of siblings. Thomas had children Joseph, Perry, Cooper, Matilda, Fereby. Would like to correspond and exchange data with descendents of this family. Eldred Melton
Eldred Melton
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 19:54:00 EST 1998


There were HARBOURs and MILLERs in Warren County in 1812 and earlier. Would like to hear from anyone researching either of these families. I'm particularly interested in Elijah MILLER, whose daughter, Jincy, was born "in TN" in 1807. She married Isaiah HARBOUR in 1820 in Perry Co., AL.
Dorothy Roberts
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 18:18:11 EST 1998


{Fam#1} CANTRELL, Dickson +Fannie (?) Children Mark CANTRELL + Mary Aminta CANTWELL: 1) Elbert(Albert) CANTRELL (b. 1867,IL) 2) Rose CANTRELL (b.abt1869 in MO-d.Camden co,MO)+ Andrew Jackson McCasland 3) Ann CANTRELL (b.12/10/1872,IL-d.7/6/1949,MO) + George HAYES 4) Hester Francis CANTRELL (b.abt1874,IL) 5) Sidney CANTRELL (b.abt1878,IL-died young) 6) Elvin L CANTRELL (4/16/1880,Edwards co,IL d.3/1/1979 in,Morgan co,MO 7) Ida CANTRELL b.abt1885,IL 8) Clinton CANTRELL b.abt1886,MO {Fam.#2) Martin CANTRELL +Susanna McDOWELL (son)Wesley CANTRELL (b.1822 IN) +Evaline Emmaline CANTWELL {Fam#3} Moses Cantrell (dau)Sarah CANTRELL + Dow Houston CANTWELL (b.1835 in Warren,TN) Pat Calton 23097 Hiway W Barnett, MO 65011
Pat Calton -- 23097 Hiway W, Barnett, MO 65011
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 08:56:43 EST 1998


Seeking to make contact with any descendants of Anthony Stanley, a Civil War Yankee soldier, from Tennessee, and his brother, Robert M. Stanley a Civil War Rebel soldier, also from Tennessee. Anthony married Telitha Kelly and Robert md. Christianna Cox. Anthony served in Co. K, 5th Tenn US Cavalry, and Robert served in Co. E, (Smith's) 8th Confederate Cavalry. Anthony and Robert were both sons of John Alexander Stanley Sr., and Evalina Higgins. Anthony & Robert are my wife's 1st Cousins, 3 times removed. Some of Robert's descendants settled in Warren County, while some of Anthony's settled in DeKalb Co. A third brother, Alex Stanley, also of Company K, 5th US Tenn Cav, was ambushed & killed by Confederate bushwackers on Feb 22, 1864 on the Calfkiller River. Does anybody out there know where Alex or Anthony are buried? Thanks for your help!
Keith W. Fletcher -- 1426-A Galaxy Ave, Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225-1503
Submitted on Wed Feb 18 01:53:46 EST 1998


Looking for parents, etc. to Alsa or Alsey JONES/Vina or Lavina. On 1850, 1860, 1870 Census, Warren Co, TN. Alsey b.~1808 AL,TN,orNC. Vina b.~1811 VA. Dau Violet married Samuel HARGIS b.~1841 TN, son of Washington Green HARGIS. Samuel on 1870 Census, Warren Co w/ Adam HARGIS b.~1845 TN. Violet, later calling herself "Cinderella" said she was from "Warnadibble" TN...I take it she meant "Dibrall", Warren Co. This is possibly a Cherokee family per family saying.
Sam Powell -- 21257 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742
Submitted on Tue Feb 17 08:22:42 EST 1998


Peter NICHOLS was in Warren county at one time. He was 40 years old on the 1850 Arkansas census,being born in TN.His wife's name was Susan. These are my gggrandparents, trying to find more information on them.I have more forward on this family.
Barbara Brinkley -- 306 South Oaklawn, Eastland, TX 76448
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 22:28:58 EST 1998


Look for any information on a Cleary Lucinda Elkins who married Clayton Prater of Cannon County. Don't have much to go on at this point and anything would help.
Cindy Louth
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 21:44:05 EST 1998


William VICARS & Joseph VICARS - both born in Fincastle Co VA in late 1770's. Both relocated to Warren Co & died there in 1827 & 1841 respectively. They are believed to be the sons of Robert ("Robin") & Lydia VICARS of Russell Co VA. Any info about spouses or children would be helpful. Thanks.
Julia Goodlett DeHart -- 3604 Harris Dr., Edmond, OK 73013
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 16:03:09 EST 1998


I am searching for info on the EDDINGS family who married into the MIDDLETON family in Warren Co, Tenn around 1824. A Nancy Elizabeth EDDINGS -Father JOHN EDDINGS of Warren Co/Cannon Co. - married a William MIDDLETON in 1824 in Warren Co. Their daughter who was born in 1829 was named Annis WOLF MIDDLETON. She is named for Annis WOLFFAULKNER. I feel that it is the EDDINGS that the WOLF family is related to. I think the EDDINGS family is related to a family who resided on the North Fork of the Holston River in Washington/Scott Cty, Va in 1804. And through this family the EDDINGS and WOLFs are related. I cannot find info on John EDDINGS before Warren Co. but I think he is related to people in Cannon Cty, Tenn. Who is William Eddings who receives a pension from the Revolutionary War in 1832. Is he John's Father?
S J ADKISON -- 1811 N Rickey! ! Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 02:17:44 EST 1998


Searching for marriage of Thomas H. HARMON to Elizabeth or Minerva MASON @1864.They had a daughter born @1865 in Short Mountain TN. Also anything on a MEEKS killed in the Civil War(Confederate). He was from Short Mountain TN. Thank-you for your help. Jean Harmon
Jean Harmon
Submitted on Mon Feb 16 10:29:53 EST 1998


Looking for any info on John Martin FARLESS, born 1858 in McMinnville. he died I think in Gainesville, MO in 1935.
frank farless
Submitted on Sun Feb 15 11:53:54 EST 1998


Richard BELCHER married Matilda CAPSHAW in Warren co on 18th Aug. 1843 Squire Hamp Neal(Neil) married them according to a pension app. Need any information on any Belcher or Capshaw families. Need Richard's parents and or siblings names or other info.Barbara Ennis Sisco 110 Centennial Dr Lewisville Texas 75067 or bles@worldnet.att.net
Barbara Ennis Sisco
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 21:10:24 EST 1998


I am searching for info on the EDDINGS family who married into the MIDDLETON family in Warren Co, Tenn around 1824. A Nancy Elizabeth EDDINGS -Father JOHN EDDINGS of Warren Co/Cannon Co. - married aWilliam MIDDLETON in 1824 in Warren Co. Their daughter who was bornin 1829 was named Annis WOLF MIDDLETON. She is named for Annis WOLF FAULKNER. I feel that it is the EDDINGS that the WOLF family isrelated to. I think the EDDINGS family is related to a family whoresided on the North Fork of the Holston River in Washington/ScottCty, Va in 1804. And through this family the EDDINGS and WOLFs arerelated. I cannot find info on John EDDINGS before Warren Co. butthink he is related to people in Cannon Cty, Tenn. Who is WilliamEddings who receives a pension from the Revolutionary War in 1832. Is he John's Father?
S J ADKISON -- 1811 N Rickey! ! Rd, Shawnee, OK 74801
Submitted on Sat Feb 14 02:17:44 EST 1998


Seeking info. Allen GRAHAM b. 10 May, 1809 Warren Co.,Tn. m. Juliet Hester CLARK 31 Dec. 1840. He was son of Joseph Graham/Charity HART.Children of Allen GRAHAM were Harriet Clementine, Minerva Eleanor,Joseph Harvey, Tillman Cass, Celia Ann, Allen Buchanan,Sarah E.,Juliet Hester. Any info. on this family appreciated. Thank You. Rebecca R. Sisk
Rebecca R. Sisk -- Rt. 1,Box 247, Lynch Station, VA 24571
Submitted on Wed Feb 11 13:53:12 EST 1998


I am trying to identify the parents of Emory Rains, b. 5/2/1800 in Warren Co., TN, d. 3/3/1878 in Rains Co., TX. Emory moved to Texas in 1817 and married Marana Anderson in 1822. His mother's name is suppose to have been "Katie", possibly DUNCAN, however, his father's name has not been clearly listed in any records. Other siblings attributed to this family are: Sexton Rains, Joab Rains, Preston or Presley Rains, Nellie Rains Yarbrough, Raleigh Rains who married Jane Yarbrough in TN, John Rains and James Spencer Rains who married Margaret Cravens. I do know that James Spencer Rains was definately a brother of Emory's and that James Spencer Rains died in Texas. Any additional family information would be greatly appreciated.
Sheri Anderson
Submitted on Mon Feb 9 22:13:51 EST 1998


Looking for anyone that has the surname HENNESSEE
Tammy Jones -- 9714 East 39th Street, Indianpolis, IN 46236
Submitted on Mon Feb 9 07:32:16 EST 1998


I am looking for information on Isaac JOHNSON born 1781, who married Elizabeth SHELTON in Warren Co., Tennessee. Any information concerning these surnames would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
Kevin Deschene
Submitted on Sat Feb 7 17:18:10 EST 1998


I am trying to connect James Vaughn to parents. James Vaughn m. Luma Mae Street aka Lummie, dau of James W Street and Lucinda aka Pouanie Kennedy. in Grundy co Tn. 1900. second marriage to Mary Meeks in Grundy Co Tn. 1910. Mary Meeks may have been married before as she had two children Josie & Clara when she married James Vaughn.
Linda Hubbard
Submitted on Fri Feb 6 12:35:25 EST 1998


Looking for parents and siblings of J. Jackson Rains and wife Martha WHITLOCK Rains who lived in Warren County, Tennessee, prior to 1845. Any information will be helpful.
Dale O. Rains
Submitted on Thu Feb 5 14:42:13 EST 1998


PARSLEY, John Franklin, b Dec.20, 1860, DeKalb Co., TN., son of Jud PARSLEY and (2) Sarah Jane MEGGERSON (MEGGINSON?); md Louisiana "Lou Ann" WATTS, June 27, 1882 DeKalb Co., Tn. She was dau. of Isaac Pleasant "Pleaz" WATTS and (1) Mary Ellender "Polly" ATNIP. Children of John Franklin PARSLEY and Louisiana WATTS: Martha Ethel, Roxie, William, Toy, Jewell, Robert Lee, Roy Mason, Leathie Hester, Jane, Franklin. John Franklin PARSLEY & Louisiana WATTS lived many years in Daylight (near McMinnville), Warren Co., TN. He died Feb.10, 1943, and she died Feb. 19, 1943, both buried Bethlehem Cemetery. Would like to contact all descendants, and anyone researching any PARSLEY and any WATTS in this area. Happy to share information. Liz lizmarc@juno.com
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 23:06:10 EST 1998


Does anyone have info on a Jessie GIBBS, (wife-Lydia), who fought inthe War of 1812? Looking for names of their children, and his stateof origin.
Larry M. Gibbs
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 13:22:10 EST 1998


I am looking for information on Elisha HAMMER as listed in the 1830 Warren County, TN Federal Census. Would appreciate any information on the HAMMER surname. Thank you.
Val Hammer -- 865 Gem Drive, Roseburg, OR 97470-9383
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 02:19:06 EST 1998


Angelina BOYD married Thomas F. HICKS Dec. 4, 1832 in Roane Co., TN. and had Kate HICKS Aug. 8, 1845 in McMinniville. Kate HICKS married John Duncan HARVEY. I would appreciate any information on any of these lines. Thanks
Trish Cheshire
Submitted on Wed Feb 4 00:57:30 EST 1998


Seeking information regarding the parents of James Williams SUMMERS (born in McMinnville in 1887 or 1889). Father's name unknown, Mother's name Virginia Tennessee (Tennie) - maiden name unknown.
Charles M. Summers -- 22215 Bridges Rd., Athens, AL 35613
Submitted on Tue Feb 3 15:10:01 EST 1998


While going through some old photos, I noticed written on the back of one photo was Great Grandpa and Grandma KENNEDY. (To see the photos, please visit this site: Who Are These Kennedys? I need help identifying these photos. All I know is that my grandfather, William (Will P. or Willie) KENNEDY married Mary Jane Ida Arvilla SWAN in Warren Co, TN in Feb 1904. My dad, George KENNEDY, was born in Aug 1909 (?) in Warren Co, TN. The 1910 Census for Warren Co had Will P. and Ida Kennedy listed. Ida and William divorced and Ida moved with the children to Rutherford Co., TN. That was the last we heard of Will P. Kennedy. In my Dad's obituatry in Dec 1961, it referenced the "late" Will Kennedy as his father. Any help would be appreciated.
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 21:59:01 EST 1998


PARTON, Wilson H. born Feb 9, 1833 - his civil war pension records state that he was born in Warren County, TN. He moved to Hamilton Co, lived there until he died in 1911. He married Mary Smith who died during the civil war; then he married Elizabeth Smith who died in 1910 in Hamilton Co. Can anyone help identify his parents and/or siblings. Their dau Lucy married William Wilson. Thanks.
F Wilson -- 502 Sequoyah Rd., Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 18:44:11 EST 1998


STEPP, Fredrick: Looking for information on STEPP line. Fredrick appears to be the first STEPP in TN, born in VA 1783 listed on 1810 Census for Bath County, VA and on 1812 Warren County, TN Tax List. STEPP line in Warren from 1812 to 1920. Also in Coffee and Grundy Counties. Any help in tracing line welcomed.
Bill Piguee -- 16782 Roxdale Dr., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 18:30:19 EST 1998


I have seeking any info concerning the parentage of the following individuals whom are probably brothers and sisters: Nancy (Ray) Cooper, wife of George Washington Cooper, Hannah Ray, Mary (Ray) Brezzal, Sally (Ray) Beasley, Fannie (Ray) York, Lucy (Ray) Perkins, Ritter (Ray) Hudson, probably wife of Ezekiel Hudson, Aaron Ray m. Nancy Howell, Moses Ray, Isham Ray, John Ray, William Ray, and James Ray. These are probably children of John Ray, the minister, who died in Warren Co., TN., about 16 Feb 1813. The mother is Polly Bolin/Bolon/Bolling.
Johnita P. Malone
Submitted on Sun Feb 1 13:25:00 EST 1998

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