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      1. I am looking for information on Cornelius Stewart born Tennessee 1785. His father may have been Elias and Benjamin may have been his brother. He married Mary Catherine Poston and lived in Missouri and in Arkansas where he died in 1844.

      2. on March 30, 2013 at 1:13 am said:

        Are there any records of the deaths in 1892 and 1983 due to the cholera epidemic? I am looking form parents of Brown, Leslie, and Reuben French who were orhhaned and given to W H Fisher in Feb. 1892 or 1883.

      3. nathe ozment on August 9, 2013 at 4:55 pm said:

        Looking for the Andrew jackson Phillips family

      4. Glen Peddy on August 23, 2013 at 3:25 pm said:

        Is anyone adding obits to this site?
        Glen Peddy

        • Jerry L Butler on August 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

          We are open to post Decatur County genealogical or historical information of all types.
          Thanks, Jerry

          • Glen Peddy on August 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm said:

            STEVEN EASON , age 75, retired school teacher died Dec 2 1944 at Scotts Hill, Decatur Co TN. Steve was born Feb 16 1869 in Decatur Co, son of Theophlius Abner “TA” Eason and Samantha J Kelly Eason. Survived by his wife Becky Eason and son Haywood Eason. Burial in Adkiason Cemetery. (Now part of Pleasant Hill Cemetery)
            Contributed by Glen Peddy

      5. nathe phillip ozment on August 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm said:

        Thanks, I’ll try and send you some info on The Phillips family.

      6. I’m wanting to learn when the name “Canida” was changed to “Kennedy.” My Daddy’s family name was changed in the 1930s or so. His father was Amos Canida and his mother was Elizabeth Jane Grimes Ellison Canida. Thank you.

      7. nathe phillip ozment on September 8, 2013 at 9:25 am said:

        I’m looking for info on the William Nathaniel Phillips family. I tract him back to Samuel B. Phillips in Decatur co. Tn. Thanks for any help

      8. Jim Breyer on November 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm said:

        Looking for the parents of Houston B. Brown (14 Dec 1843 – 21 Aug 1888) who married Asaline Elizabeth Moffitt (15 Sep 1842 – 12 Jun 1920). They were living in the 4th Civil District, Decatur Co., TN in 1870 & in the 14th Civil District, Henderson Co., TN in 1880.

      9. Janice Rains Rogers on March 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm said:

        I am a direct descendent of Rennie Rains, Leslie Rains was my grandfathers father. The live and owned the Townsend house . In researching I have found that our family line ended with my Fathers Birth to Hobart Rains and Kate Middiet. How can we updat that information? I am new at this and may have missed the information. Thanks so much!!

      10. malinda mahnke on October 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm said:

        I am searching for Lou Ella and Frank Huckleby birth parents. They seemed to have been orphaned prior to 1880 and ended up living in Texas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please call as I will forget I put this in here. 575-494-5257

      11. Fran West on November 4, 2014 at 6:49 pm said:

        I have been informed this last week that there are court and insolvent estate records prior to 1869 that were not destroyed in the 1869 fire. Is this true?

        • Jerry L Butler on November 5, 2014 at 6:37 am said:

          The 1869 fire is supposed to have destroyed all records except those in the Register’s office and the Clerk and Master’s office. Property deeds were not destroyed. shows that deed and land records go back to 1846. The only other early records shown at are Court Enrolling dockets, v. 1-2 1860-1880, Family History Library Film 979641. You can check the History Room at the library in Decaturville for other records that may have survived the fire.

      12. Emily Morefield on January 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm said:

        I am looking for information about my 2nd great grandfather Lawson Jones married to Elizabeth (we think ) Autry in Decateurville, Decateur County < Tenn. He was a well digger and died in an welling digging accident in 1860;S my grandfather's name was William Riley Jones. He was orphaned by age 12 and worked for the Bolen family. He was born during 1860:s. I hope someone knows some of them. The had family in Roane County that was maried in Decateur Co.

        • Tina Sansone on May 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm said:

          Hi. Am working for a client and trying to prove Lawson is the parent to William Riley? Do you have a document or record connecting them? Just wondered how we know this. Thanks for any light you can shed on this. Thank you. Tina Sansone

      13. I’m looking for information about the James family. I can’t find out anything about a Vienna Elizabeth James,I was told she was half Indian.And that she married john Thomas James.

      14. carolyngross on July 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm said:

        looking for any information o mary fitzgerald born in1858 Decatur

      15. Joey Quassar on May 31, 2018 at 1:22 am said:

        I am looking for any distant relatives/descendants of the Quinn family, the Gullege family tree, the Taylors or Colemans. Thanx in advance.

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