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Warren County Tennessee Queries
October 1997


The above are my surnames. I believe that Asahel Rains is buried in French Cemetery in Warren County along with other members of his family. I also know that Capt. John Rains was his father, but nothing else. Do you know if Capt John Rains is buried in Warren County? What information is available and at what cost that would help me gain additional information for my records?
Marnie Ketchum Wed Oct 22 20:54:23 1997

I am looking for any information on Hugh Rogers Young born in Warren County in 1806. He married Selina Bird in Mississippi in 1832 and, after she died, later married Elizabeth Smith in Texas. He died on Nov. 4, 1883. Children were Martha, Maggie, Mary, Betsey, Ann and Barnett Hardin Young. I am currently stuck at this point and would very much appreciate any help.
Brian Edwards Sat Oct 11 20:54:23 1997

According to the Family Bible, Ed L. Foster was born in 1865 in either Hickman Co. or Warren Co. He married Eliza Anderson 10 Aug 1887 in Warren Co. She was born in Warren Co. as were her parents Daniel Smoot Anderson and Ollie Melton. I believe Ed and Eliza moved to Texas with her parents in 1888, where their daughter Velma Hassie Foster was born. I would like to know who Ed Foster's parents were and where they were from. Family stories have it that his father was from New York and his mother from Michigan. Ann Melugin Williams, 708 Misty Glen Ln., Dallas, TX 75232
Ann Melugin Williams Sat Oct 11 21:41:35 1997

According to Ann Melugin Williams, (query above) Elizabeth "Smoot" was the wife of James Anderson (James, son of Isaac Anderson). This from a family record. Both James and Elizabeth died in 1846, leaving a large family including a son Daniel Smoot Anderson. They lived very close to the other Anderson and Smoot families along the Barren Fork River near Old Well Rd. and Old Shelbyville Rd. Relationship of Elizabeth to Thomas, William and Daniel Smoot is sought.
Looking for the whereabouts of an old Anderson Family Bible, said to have been in the hands of Anderson descendent, a woman with the surname Cooper, about 1970.
Fred Smoot Oct 11 1997

Searching for relatives of Alexander Grant born in Frederick Co Md in 1760 or 61. Made pension application in Warren Co Tenn in 1832. Joined Rev War from Camden Districk SC. Parents probably Alex and Sarah (Lee)Grant. Need inform on who were his brothers and sisters and wife and children. Have lots of inform on mothers family in Md.
Ann Littlefiled Coleman Mon Oct 13 04:17:37 1997

Am looking for information about Riland Burks mentioned in the 1820 Warren county census. Wondering if his name might actually be Roland and if he had a daughter Sarah, and if they moved to McNairy county at some point. Thanks very much.
Rick Charnes Mon Oct 13 06:55:15 1997

I am looking for any information on the ancestors of Dessie Lee Poff. She was born in the Warren -Coffee county area of TN on October 15, 1880 and died in Nashville on November 27, 1967. She married Issac Newton Waller (1878-1955) on September 18, 1899. I would appreciate any information or clues that you may have.
Jim Haywood Tue Oct 14 17:09:33 1997

I would like information on Eli Hammond, Polly Owen, Arthur Owen, Chesed Purnell, Elizabeth Purnell and Dr. David Shelby. I do not have dates, places, etc and need this info to xpand my tree.
John Bouldin Wed Oct 15 19:09:11 1997

Tennessee E. Wilson was born in Warren Co. TN about 1854, daughter of Zebedee Wiseman Wilson and Sophronia Elizabeth Bracken. She married George M. Hopkins in Warren Co. August 24, 1871. They are not listed in the 1880 census for Warren Co. Where did they go? Any information on this couple will be appreciated.
Nellie Wilson Thu Oct 16 13:34:39 1997

I would like to get information about my GG uncle Joseph Cummings, III...grandson of Revolutionary Soldier Joseph Cummings. It is my understanding that Joseph, III committed suicide by hanging himself in a barn in Warren County in the late 1800's. I have military records showing him serving as a Confederate Soldier. He appears in the 1850 census of Van Buren County in the home of his father, Joseph Cummings, Jr., first Trustee of Van Buren County. Whom did he marry? Did he have any children? Are there coroner's records that tell the details of his death? All responses appreciated.
Hoyte Cook Wed Oct 1 20:37:37 1997

My query is in connection with Jacob Drake b.1779 in Penn. d.1856 Madison County AR He was married to 1. Mary Nolen and 2. Hannah Ross b. 1792. He was the son of Benjamin Drake b.1729 d. 1827. Mother was Sarah (Sally) Buchanon b.1730 d. 1815. Isaac, Jacob's son b.1815 was probably born in Warren County TN. They moved to Madison County, AR about 1832. Could you tell me about when they moved to Warren County Tenn. from Carter County Tenn. Jacob was my ggg grandfather, and I'm trying to back track his locations by date if possible. Thanks for what you do in bringing our ancestors closer to the families still living and knowing more about their lives in days past. Positively appreciative, Jack Drake.
Jack Drake Thu Oct 2 14:45:54 1997

Would like to correspond with someone about the McDaniel family in Warren County in 1840-50.
Judy McMichael Fri Oct 3 12:27:10 1997

Looking for Brown ancestors of John Jacob Brown 24 May 1878, d 16 June 1925. I have his Ramsey (mother, Nancy Ramsey) connection. Also, ancestors of John Jacob's wife, Betty Biles. The only information that I have is that her father was Robert B. Biles. John Jacob Brown and Betty Biles lived in Warren County and had a son, John Jacob Brown.
Cecile Harrerll Sat Oct 4 17:42:48 1997

Seek info on Petty family. There is a Cannon Co TN will for Margaret Petty of Warren Co TN written 20 Oct 1835 probated 6 June 1836. Will names son Alexander Petty, Alexander's heirs Mitchell and wife Nancy and daughter Peggy. Witnesses were Hugh Reed and James L. ESARY. Is this the Alexander G. Petty who was in Pike Co MO 1840 and in Cannon Co TN 1850- 1870?
Robert McAlear Sun Oct 5 08:39:18 1997

Searching for information on John (1790 - abt 1870) and Mary ((1798 - 1891) Finger. John was born in NC, moved to Rutherford County in about 1815, disappeared for a while, and resurfaced in Warren County. His daughter Margaret married a James Woods and is an ancestor of mine. Mary's will is listed in Warren County, TN records.
Chris Linson Thu Oct 9 15:36:15 1997

My gggrandparents are John Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Drake. They were born in Tenn. in early 1800s,possibly in Warren Co. They moved to Madison Co. Ark. around 1825 to 1840(Drake's Creek). They had 2 known sons, Andrew Jackson Johnson (my ggrandad) and Richard Johnson. Andrew Jackson was born 11/22/1840 in Madison co. Ark. and married Susan Hannah Brinson on 4/1/1858. They later moved to Johnson Co. and Knox Co. Tex. I have been unable to find any other information on John Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Drake. Any help would be appreciated. I have complete information on Andrew Jackson Johnson and his family. It came from my g-mother's Bible with related papers.
Pat Bickham Thu Oct 9 20:02:00 1997

Looking for info on the David Cunningham (b. c1765) family. Wife was Unity Ryan and 2 of their children were James and Rebecca, twins, born 1816. Also, need info on Susannah Tate, b. 1817 in Warren Co. Susannah's parents were Aaron Tate and Elizabeth (Becky) Connelly.
Joe Cunningham Fri Oct 10 11:40:43 1997

My ancestor James W. Bond moved with his father, William, to Warren Co., later Grundy around 1808 from Ky. James was married to Naomi Wright (parents Bartlett and Nancy Wright) married 22 Dec 1825 in Warren Co. Their children were: Lucy Jane (married to a Ranson),William T. (married Salina Walker, and Nancy Smith), Elizabeth (married a Samuel Walker Dec 15, 1853 in Grundy county), John B.W.(married Martha Dykes on December 1853 in Grundy Co.), Bartlett Wright (married Jaminma Elvira Ann Walker in 1856 in Grundy Co.), Nancy Cheek Bond (married Marion Thompson on May 16, 1859 in Grundy Co., Martha Parle Bond (married Archibald Hobbs on 24 Oct 1860 in Grundy Co.) Elijah Wilson Bond, my ancestor (married Elizabeth Jones on 08 Mar 1860 in Grundy Co., James Wilson Bond Jr., and Lydia Naomi Bond. I need to more about James brothers sisters and parents. The Bond family Bible started by James and Naomi Bond is in the possession of my family, but I know little about James brothers and sisters and parents. I believe his father is William Thomas Bond and mother is Martha Tankersley Walker, but need more information.
Karen Prince Thu Oct 1 13:02:58 1997

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