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  1. John David Floyd on March 22, 2012 at 2:26 am said:

    Seeking information on George Henry Floyd, born about 1879 to George and unknown mother Floyd. He married Minnie Buckingham daughter of William & Mary Buckingham in 1903. Henry and Minie Floyd are the parents of my grandfather, James Leslie Floyd born 1908 approximately in Decatur County. Any information regarding any of the above named Floyds is appreciated.

    • Linda Cashen Gaunt on October 2, 2012 at 12:21 am said:

      I am searching for FLOYD family, also. My husband’s second great grandmother is Martha J. FLOYD (abt 1842, TN — bet 1891 & 1890,?) d/o Petiller T. (PT) FLOYD/FLOID and Delphia.

      Martha J. FLOYD lived in Decatur Co., TN until after the 1870 Census, moving to Mississippi Co., MO. She married Henry L. Mark MILLINDER/MILLINER.

      Petiller T. FLOYD (b 1802, GA or SC — ?)
      Delphia ? (b 1811, TN — bef the 1860 census)

      Martha’s siblings:

      1. Delphia Ann (1849, TN — 1912, Charleston, MO) m #1 Augustus Cornelius MILLINDER/MILLINER (brother of Henry L. Mark MILLINDER)
      m #2 William W. HORN
      m #3 Zachariah T. ASHCRAFT

      2. Elizabeth (5/1834, TN — 1914, Clay Co., AR) m David FLOYD (not related?)poss married twice unk name of husband

      3. Enoch b 1836 TN
      4. Alfred M. b 1838 TN
      5. Starlin/Sterling b 1840 TN

      I would love to locate the parents of Petiller T. FLOYD and the surname of his wife Delilah.

      Any information would be appreciated,
      Linda Cashen Gaunt

      • Angie Floyd-Haddakin on April 26, 2013 at 9:33 pm said:

        Are you having any luck?

        • Linda Cashen Gaunt on April 30, 2013 at 11:11 pm said:

          Thanks for asking. I haven’t found any more information than previously posted, sorry to say. Do you have a connection to this FLOYD line?

          Linda Cashen Gatun

      • kittycat77 on February 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm said:

        This is to Linda Cashen Gaunt:

        I don’t have my password yet to the Gen Forum place, but I noticed that you were looking earlier for Samuel S. Locker, right? Well, my great-grandmother was Julinia “Julie” Chester Locker, who was married to Samuel Richard Locker on March 5, 1882 in Bosque Co., TX. He was born in Clifton, TX in 1856. His grandfathers were Samuel S. Locker and Richard Phillips.

        Julie Chester Locker is buried in White Church Cemetery right out of Glen Rose, TX. My mom and dad, grandmother and grandfather are buried there as well.

        Well, I hope that you get this. I have a little booklet that some relatives gave to me several years ago. I didn’t know much about the Chesters or the Lockers.

        • Linda Cashen Gaunt on March 7, 2014 at 12:03 am said:


          Thanks for the contact. This is part of my LOCKER line. Please contact me @ (

          Thanks again,
          Linda Cashen Gaunt

          • Linda Cashen Gaunt on November 5, 2014 at 8:22 pm said:

            I may have found a clue to Petiller/Patillo FLOYD’s family. Here’s what I have:

            Josias or Josiah FLOYD m Nancy JORDAN. In his will dated 12/21/1790 Meherin Parish, Brunswick Co., VA, he names his daughter, Elizabeth PATILLO.

            Further research find a Jamdes PATILLO/PETELLO (1750, VA — 1819 Brunswick Co., VA) m Elizabeth FLOYD (1763, VA — 1823 ?) they had a daughter, Rebecca b 1774 VA – d 1834 Putnam Co., GA.

            Could this be part of Petiller/Patillo FLOYD’S family?

            Linda Cashen Gaunt

  2. Vicki Miller on May 18, 2012 at 1:12 am said:

    Looking for any information on Edward Box that died May 17, 1857 in Decatur Co., TN. Possibly 103 yrs old. This would be my ggggg grandfather. Also looking for a death notice or where he would be buried at. Any help would be appreciated.

  3. Teresa Alston Lee on June 25, 2012 at 12:49 am said:

    I am the ggg granddaughter of Hiram Lacy . My Grandmother Mary Leona married Roy H. Alston son of W.F. And Ida Wallace Alston. Trying to find our Indian ancestry. I always heard we had Cherokee. Unable to find evidence. Also trying to find out Ella Doughden Lacy who married J.H. (Jake) Lacy parents. I would appreciate any information.

  4. Julie Marin on September 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

    I’m a Belgian woman and i “adopted” a World War II soldier in order to express the sentiment of gratitude and to flower his grave.

    If my first reseach is exact, my soldier came from Decatur.

    I just want to know if you have some informations about him, if he had some family still alive.

    I give you what i know :
    Private Sergeant Coy M. McCorkle
    Army Serial Number : 34494902
    393rd Infantry Regiment / 99th Infantry Division
    Place and date of Enlistement : FT Oglethorpe Georgia, 22 november 1942
    Year of Birth : 1918
    He died the 01 february 1945.
    He is burried at Henri Chapelle in Belgium

    I hope sincerelly that you can help me

    Yours faithfully

  5. David Butenschoen on September 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

    I am helping a lady in Belgium who has adopted the grave of Sgt. Coy McCorkle from Decatur County who was KIA on Feb. 1 1945 in Germany and was buried at Henri-Chapelle Military Cemetery. Folks in Belgiun, Hollan and France care for the graves of these heros and place flowers on Memorial day in appreciation for what they have sacrificed. She would like to know more about Sgt. McCorkle and perhaps write to the family.
    Any information would be appreciated. My email is Thanks for any help.

    • Joyce on March 3, 2013 at 11:58 am said:

      My grandfather Coy A. McCorkle had a son, the eldest, whose name was Coy Monroe McCorkle. I know he was in WWII and that is all I know. I have been searching cemeteries and could not find a grave for my uncle whom I never met. They were originally from Decatur County, TN and moved to Dyer County, TN. All of my aunts and uncles who could shed light on where he is buried are all dead. The only living uncle left does not know. I know that my uncle Monroe was killed in the war. My email address is if you want to contact me.

      Hope this helps.

  6. Looking for any information on Alexander Autery who was possibly a protestant minister in Vanderburgh, Indiana also bought property from the land office in Vincennes in 1838. Need to know if he was an ordained minister and to what religion he practiced. Any help would be appreciated.

  7. Richard Bogan on October 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

    Any information about Bogans or Haneys

  8. Leachea Johnson-Wood on January 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm said:

    My name is Leachea Johnson (maiden name) and my father was Floyd Elmore Johnson.
    My grands were gf: William David Johnson (1880-1926) and gm Minnie Etta Gilbert (1894-?), g/gf: John Lee Johnson (1854-1930) and g/gm Mary E. Johnson (1857-1922)(her father and mother (my gg/gf and gg/gm on her side were William Johnson (1818-?)and Phebia C Jackson (1830-?)), gg/gf: Andrew Johnson (1820-?) and gg/gm Mary Ann Sanders (1830-?). On my grandmother’s Minnie Etta Gilbert side, my g/gf and g/gm were William A. Gilbert (1856-1926) and Sarah Elizabeth Hays (1857-1930). My gg/gf was William “B” Gilbert (1810-1900) and gg/gf
    Elizabeth Hurt (1815-1870) and gg/gf Captain Asa Nelson (Black Hawk)Hays (1819-1887) and gg/gm Abigail Shipman (1816-1876). I’m trying to find out info on my gg/gf Andrew Johnson and gg/gm Mary Ann Sanders mentioned in the beginning of this email. I don’t have any info beyond their existence. I would like to find out who their parents were (my ggg/gf and ggg/gm) but I haven’t been able to find out anything further.

    • did floyd elmore johnson have a sister name clara estell johnnson? she is my grand mother iam wanting to know who her parents are and their indian heritage?

      • Leachea Johnson-Wood on October 31, 2013 at 7:55 pm said:

        Sorry, I just found your email. My father, Floyd Elmore Johnson, had two sisters, Clara Johnson-Shaneyfelt and Virginia Johnson-Bafford, two brothers (Cleo and Tom) and a half sister, Reba Foust (not sure yet how she came to be). My paternal grandmother was Minnie Etta Gilbert-Johnson and (her mother) my paternal great grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Hays. Sarah Elizabeth’s father (my paternal great great grandfather was Captain Asa Nelson (Black Hawk) Hays who was rumored as having been raised from a teen in a Cherokee Indian Tribe and his mother Martha was said to have been a member of the same Cherokee tribe (the Powhattans) that Pocahontas was also from. Rumors state that this is where Black Hawk got his dark complexion. Growing up I had always heard that there was 3/4 Cherokee on my father’s mother’s side of the family. Everything I’ve found indicates that there was some Cherokee Indian in our bloodline, but I’m not sure of just how much yet. When time allows, I’m still researching my tree and I still have a bunch of questions. I would love to compare notes.

        • kathy legare on November 9, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

          rsponding to let you know i received your email and sounds like this is my grandmothers brother. thi is great ! please keep in contact kathylegare

          • Leachea Wood on July 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm said:

            Kathy, I strongly believe we are related. I did the DNA test for ancestry as well as 23 and me. Your name popped up as a DNA match. I would like to learn more about my daddy’s side of the family and Aunt Clara was his sister. Let me know if we can communicate. My email is

          • Becky Gurney on August 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm said:

            Kathy.. I just found this from you and Leachea. Cleo Johnson is my Grandfather! I have been searching high and low to find out more info about his Mom and Dad and I saw your post. I knew his Dad’s name was William and his Mom was Minnie…I actually found the Birth Certificate of my Gfather (Cleo) and it shows her name as “Mineratta.” We were told that Willam is buried in the Powell Cemetery in Giles County and Mom and I made that trip last Sat. We looked all over, but did not find any tombstone and I have not been able to find anything to state where either William or Minnie may be buried. I know that my Gfather (Cleo) always told us that his family was from Giles Co., but on his B. Cert it shows that he was born in Lawrence Co/Appleton, TN. This is so exciting to find!! Please let me know of any further info you may have. I do have a pic of William Johnson…Cleo, Clara, Reba…etc…Father. It has the look of an old tin type/paint touch up, but I was told by Cleo that was the only pic that anyone ever had of him. I plan on trying to get the DNA test done, but I wanted to make sure of which would be the best one to have performed so that it could tell more about the Native American blood…I have been told our entire life that we are all Cherokee and I would love to satisfy that question! Please..if you have any further information share it, and so will I!

  9. Lorie Raschke on June 16, 2013 at 11:40 am said:

    My great-great grandfather was Perry Myracle. Family legend has it that he was hung by bushwhackers at the end of the Civil War. I am trying to locate his burial site. I would appreciate any help with this.

  10. S Curtis on May 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm said:

    I am researching the French family, Rube and Tidy Warren French. Rube was born in 1884. If you have any information I would greatly appreciate your help.

  11. James Beltz on September 6, 2015 at 1:10 am said:

    Related to Lovie Ann Hays who married Thomas “Crip” Evans. Her brother Wiley Preston Hays served A.H. BRADFORD’S 31st Tn Inf. Co H C.S.A. He and 1 brother moved to Texas. Looking for his living decendants. 8018887779.
    James Beltz

  12. I am searching for information on the Briant/Brant family. William Brant and Sarah Brant lived in Decautur in 1850 with their nine children. I believe they are my 2xgreat grandparents.

    • tndecatur on May 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm said:

      Brenda, I have researched the Bryant family of Decatur and Perry Co. Can you provide more information on the William and Sarah that you are researching? Did you find them in the 1850 census record in Decatur Co.? Where did he live? You can reach me at my email address of
      Jerry Butler

  13. Cody Woods on October 17, 2016 at 11:05 pm said:

    Can someone please give the names of the class of 2014 graduating class? I went to Pin Oak in the 5 grade and left and went back home to Missouri. I met some wonderful friends there and still remember them to this day, I’d like to reconnect with some of them. I don’t know what school they went too after Pin Oak so I’m trying all the surrounding schools. If this would be possible, I would be eternally grateful, thanks.

  14. James R Beltz on October 29, 2016 at 8:20 am said:

    Anthony Hays

    Birth: May 7, 1815
    Randolph County
    North Carolina, USA
    Death: Sep. 21, 1900
    Decatur County
    Tennessee, USA [Edit Dates]

    Son of John Hays
    B. 30 Mar 1785 Randolph, North Carolina
    Dukes CemeteryD. 8 Mar 1879 Decatur Co,Tennessee

    Rebecca Rains
    B.Jan. 12, 1792 Randolph Co.,North Carolina
    D.Jul. 26, 1857 Decatur Co.,Tennessee
    Dukes Cemetery

    1st wife
    Tamara York
    B.6 Nov 1817 Randolph Co., NC.
    D.19 Sept. Decatur Co., Tennessee
    Burial: Dukes Cemetery

    The twelve children of Tamar York and her husband Anthony Hays are:

    1. Enos P(ierce) Hays, b. 1 Apr 1840, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. 19 Jan 1896,
    Old Foundry Cemetery
    Lodi, Marion County, Texas.

    2. Elias W Hays, b. 3 Jan 1842, Randolph County, North Carolina; d. 1 Sep 1877 Decatur Country, Tennessee
    Burial Unknown

    3. Wiley Preston Hays, b. 10 Sep 1843, Decatur Country, Tennessee; d. 31 May 1916, Shady Grove, Upshur Co., Texas
    Shady Grove Cemetery

    4. Lovie Ann Hays, (Wife of Thomas J. Evans)
    b. 26 May 1845, Decatur Country, Tennessee; d. 14 Jun 1914, Decatur Country, Tennessee.
    Bear Creek Cemetery

    5. Milton G. Hays, b. Mar 1847 Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 26 Apr 1936,
    Darden, Henderson Co., Tennessee
    Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Darden, Tn.

    6. Allen Taylor Hays, b. 17 Mar 1848 Decatur County, Tennessee; d. Aug 1934 Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas.
    Eastview Memorial Park in Vernon, Texas

    7. Sarah Jane Hays (Wife of James Knox Polk Duke)
    b. 21 Sep 1849, Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 10 Oct 1889, Henderson County, Tennessee. Burial : Union Church Cemetery Chesterfield, Henderson Co., Tn

    8. Lewis H. Hays, b. 3 Apr 1851, Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 18 Nov 1878, Cass County, Texas.
    Burial Unknown

    9. Almeda Harriett Hays (Never married.)
    b. 30 Apr 1853, Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 14 Jan 1905, Shady Grove, Upshur County, Texas. Shady Grove Cemetery
    note[ 1 CHILD BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK BY HER BROTHER IN LAW THOMAS J EVANS. Child is Robert Lewis Evans buried at Beech River Cemetery

    10. Mary E. Hays ( Wife of Rufus L Graves)
    b. 13 Jul 1854, Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 20 Oct 1912, Decatur County, Tennessee. Bible Hill Cemetery

    11. Martha Arabelle Hays (Wife of John T. Fiddler)
    b. 24 Nov 1856, Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 28 Jan 1928, Henderson County, Tennessee.
    Mount Ararat Cemetery Darden, Tn.

    12. Lucinda Hays
    b. 15 Sep 1858, Decatur County, Tennessee; d. 13 Oct 1858, Decatur County, Tennessee. Duke Cemetery in Henderson County, Tn.

    2nd Wife
    Charlotte Elizabeth (McIllwain) Connell
    Born 23 Sept 1826 Tennessee.
    Died 30 Apr 1865 Tennessee
    Widow of ? Connell with 2 children,
    *William N Connell
    B.1843 Tennessee
    D. Unknown
    *Henry A. Connell
    B.1847 Tennessee

    Married Between !858-Aug 1860 in Decatur County Tennessee Charlotte Elizabeth (McIllwain) Connell (Widow with 1st husbands surname of Connell)

    2 Children of this union
    *John Madison Hays
    B.1862 Decatur Co, Tennessee
    D.1952 Gilmer, Upshur Co., Texas

    *Amanda C Hays
    B.1864 Decatur Co., Tennessee
    D.1899 Shady Grove, Upshur Co., Texas

    3rd wife
    Elizabeth Adeline (Duke) Douglas
    BIRTH AUG 1825 • Warren Co, Tennessee
    DEATH 15 SEP 1906 • Henderson Co., Tennessee
    Married To Anthony Hays 4 Nov 1874 Decatur Co, Tennessee

    ***Elizabeth was a widow of Elijah Jefferson Douglas When she married Anthony Hays.***
    No Children born to this union but she had some children from 1st marriage to Elijah Jefferson Douglas.

  15. Joey Quassar on May 31, 2018 at 1:17 am said:

    I am looking for the children, descendents of Zeus Coleman of Decatur County and any relatives related to the Gullege, Quinn, Maxwell or Taylor families. Thanx

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