Queries Posted in January, 1999

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Looking for anyone researching the Wootens. Please email me. Thanks for your time…. also anyone with infor on Wootens of Hawkins Co. Thanks Again Christina Jones of Indiana
Christina Jones — 224 16th Street, Bedford, IN 47421
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 23:34:32 EST 1999

Trying to find brother or sisters of RACHEL MYLINDA MOWL DYKES. She had a brother JOHN MOWL married to Maude. they lived in Ennis, Texas. John was from Hawkins, Tn. Rachel was my grandmother, she was from Hawkins co too. John was my uncle.
Faye Dykes Purcell — Rt. 1 Box 348-1, Bangs, TX 76823
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 22:12:48 EST 1999

Looking for information for the Francis M. and Bettie Gray Reynolds family of Persia, Hawkins County, TN.
Clark Gray — P.O. Box 1233, Jamestown, TX 38556
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 16:45:21 EST 1999

I interested in any information on James Knox Polk GOLDEN, or James Madison CRADIC
EM Golden
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 16:08:22 EST 1999

I am looking for the parents of Anderson Henry who married Mary Manis and raised a large family in Hawkins County. Possible tie to Samuel Henry of Sevier County. They are buried in the Manis Cemetery. His headstone reads “Co B, 9th Tn. Cavalry”.
Gene Kirk
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 08:53:38 EST 1999

James Raleigh md. Anne Lynch. Their children were born in Hawkins County, Tenn. James and Anne’s children were William, Jacob, John, Joseph, Rachel, and Nancy.
Steve Turner
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 08:35:25 EST 1999

Looking for info on John STEPHENS b. circa 1805 m. Phebe RUNNELS/REYNOLDS b. circa 1813 in or around Hawkins and Greene co. I am at a brick wall. WHO ARE THEIR PARENTS??? Did they come to this area from NC or VA? After they married and had approx 4-6 of their children they moved to Carter co KY by approx 1835-1840. They had 13 children in all. Oldest being William. John STEPHENS had a brother by the name of James b. NC? who also moved to KY during that time. ANY INFO IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Debbie Silsby
Submitted on Sat Jan 30 13:55:45 EST 1999

Attention !!! Margaret or Steve, I have a problem. My great-greatgrandmother is Mary Light, and she married James Hickman of Sullivan County, Tenneessee. My problem is, how do I find out which of the three Mary Light’s of Hawkins County, she is. Daughter of Joshua and Nancy Light was born abt. 1846, Daughter of Henry S. and Elizabeth Light was born abt. 1845, and Daughter of John and Jane Light was born abt. 1840. Do either of you two know who these Mary’s married. Is it true that Mary Light, daughter of Jane and John Light, married Bid Morelock? I am very desperate here, can you help????
Janet Reynolds
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 21:39:59 EST 1999

Trying to identify children of Rachel Carmack (b. 6 Jul 1777 – d. 14 Oct 1815 @ Hawkins County TN) and William Woods. Rachael was daughter of Cornelius Carmack and Mary Cookson. Rachael’s sister, Nancy (b. 21 Jan 1792 in Hawkins County – d. between 1825 and 1885) married a John Smith Woods. I would also like to identify their children. Thanks
Brett F. Woods
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 05:49:05 EST 1999

Need data on Elizabeth Biddle who m. William ‘Pappy” Spikes and had son JosephSpikes born 1806 Hawkins County,Tennessee. Another son was Jesse born 2 April 1808 m. Nancy Copeland.
Margaret Webb
Submitted on Thu Jan 28 13:36:44 EST 1999

LOVELL son of RICHARD BAKER I, and Mary Mullins. m. Prissilla Tipton Lovell Baker b. 11-12-1783. Prissilla Tipton b. 10-06-1785. Married around 1804. ELIHU son of LOVELL(LOVE) m. Morning Ann Reed (Marcy Ann ??). Any help is appreciated.
Willy Baker Konieczny
Submitted on Wed Jan 27 12:23:38 EST 1999

Seeking information on Gabriel Phillips. Wife, Milly ?. Children, Thomas, John, Robert, Polly, and others unknown. Executed a will in Hawkins county in 1812. Thanks Willard Phillips
Willard Phillips — 2011 Yvonne Place, Richardson, TX 75081
Submitted on Tue Jan 26 22:34:45 EST 1999

CHARLEY MCCRACKEN b.1886 d. 1965 s. of JOHN MCCRACKEN who was the s. of John Mc who was the s.of John who was the s. of Daniel McC. JOHN Mc m. AMANDA BARRETT d. 1922 dau. of JOHN BARRETT s. of PLEASANT BARRETT who was the son of MESHACK BARRETT. AMANDA’S mother was CATHERINE MEEK dau. of JESSE MEEK & Frances ? CHARLES McCRACKEN siblings were CLYDE, JAMES, JOHN, ELLEN etc.? CHARLES McC m. MARY HICKS b.1882 d.1963 dau.of JAMES HICKS & MATILDA SKELTON HICKS whose chil were:MARY, DELPHIA [AUNT DET], STEPHEN, JAMES. CHARLES MCCRACKEN/MARY HICKS MCCRACKEN lived at Mcpheeters Bend, Indian Springs, Church Hill. chil were CLARA, LAURA, HOMER, DOLLIE, MAUDE & 2 deceased infants.CHARLES,MARY,CLARA,HOMER,INFANTS buried at McPheeters Bend Cemetery.Have lineage from CHARLES/MARY to date.
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 12:58:52 EST 1999

Seeking information on the father of James Bascom LOONEY (born Nov. 11, 1874 Hawkins County, TN – died April 3, 1955 Lenoir, NC). Mother was Cynthia Arlevia STARNES (born Oct. 13, 1856 – died April 21, 1896). She married “Samuel”?? LOONEY on Feb. 19, 1873 in Hawkins County, TN. I have been unable to match this Samuel Looney with any of the LOONEYs of Hawkins County. After the birth, of James Bascom Looney, Cynthia returned to her parents home, with her son. Her parents were Reverend Valentine STARNES, Jr. (born April 24, 1830 Union County, NC – died Jan. 18, 1908 Union County, NC) and Lucy Caroline STARNES(born July 11, 1850 Union County, NC) Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Mark Looney — 191 Noblitt Circle, Boaz, AL 35956
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 07:52:51 EST 1999

I’m trying to find more information on my father’s, father. The last name is PERRY. The family originates from Rogerville, Tn. My grandfathers birthday should have been around the 1900’s. Very little information is known. He was married to a Bertha Gibson. Children were Thomas, Carl, and Rosie Perry. Thomas lives in Baltimore, Md. Rosie still lives in Rogerville, Tn. If there is any information about him please contact me.
Richard Perry
Submitted on Sun Jan 24 00:52:41 EST 1999

ROBERT TRENT was in the War of 1812 from Hawkins County, TN Chiles Battalion, Mounted Gunmen, East Tennessee Volunteers. I am trying to find out who his parents were. It is thought that ALEXANDER TRENT and VIRGINIA JANE BURTON were but I have no proof. Any input or advise would be greatly appreciated. I next find him in Wayne County, KY. Could this be land he received for having fought in theWar of 1812?
Bee Travelute
Submitted on Sat Jan 23 09:48:43 EST 1999

Help! I think that my GGrandfather DUNCAN SMITH (1830-1862) might be connected to the family of RICHARD SMITH; Hw-17-768, 1850 census,10th Civil District. The family is as follows: Smith, Richard 65, Patience 40, Joshua 10, Sarah 14, T Va. Hw 17-768. Clues lead me to think that Richard might be Duncan’s father. If anyone knows anything about this family, please help me, I have been searching for Duncan’s family for 20 years. Thanks Ernie
Ernrest W. Smith — Ernest W. Smith, Glenn Heights, TX 75154
Submitted on Sat Jan 23 00:22:18 EST 1999

William LUNSFORD and his wife Polly LUNSFORD are listed as defendants in a lawsuit in Hancock Co. after its founding along with other heirs that I have all identified as descendants of Wm. D. Trent Sr. From the placement in with the other defendants one might assume that she was a daughter of Wm. D. TRENT Sr. But the daughter of Wm. D. Trent Sr. that was named Mary (and Polly is often a nickname for mary) was supposed to be married to Timothy HOLDAWAY. There is no William Lunsford listed in Hawkins Co. 1830-1840. Does anyone know who Polly and William LUNSFORD are??
Submitted on Fri Jan 22 11:37:31 EST 1999

GOINS, melungeon
Billy Goins
Submitted on Thu Jan 21 17:12:14 EST 1999

I am researching the HAMBY and WAGGONER family of Hawkins Co, Tn and a possible connection to same families of Western Ky. Any help apprecaited. Wayne Langston elvis1@surfsouth.com
Wayne Langston
Submitted on Mon Jan 18 19:27:41 EST 1999

MESSER, William Jesse, born 1823 in Hawkins Co. Tn. Married to Sarah Elizebeth ? Migrated to Jackson Co. Al, where served in First Al Calvary U.S.V. with some of sons. Would like info on William J. Messer, and family in Hawkins County, also if any info can be found on Sarah Elizabeth’s maiden name. Would appreciate any information. Marcella
Marcella Messer
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 23:25:33 EST 1999

Can anyone tell me where in NE TN there one once a place called “Greenbriar, TN?” It might have been fairly accessible from Haywood County, NC. Was it within the boundaries of old Hawkins County, TN? Thanks, Marie Messer Boromei Tampa, FL
Marie Messer Boromei
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 01:55:27 EST 1999

George Gammon FAIN mid 1800’s. Father of John G. FAIN who moved to Kentucky. I’m not sure if George Gammon is the name of John G.’s father. But, John G had a son named Richard Gammon FAIN born in 1898 in Rockcastle County, KY. John G FAIN’s date of birth is Feb. 26, 1860 in Hawkins County, TN I think. John G had a sister named Frown.
Steve Fain
Submitted on Sat Jan 16 21:12:59 EST 1999

I am looking for Decebdents of Samuel Reed, who was born in Wales, and settled on the Nolichucky River, before 1790. He had the following children: 1) John Reed who married Nancy Worth, Rhoda Reed, who married Gabriel Holder, Robert Reed, who went to Georgia, Jesse Reed, who died before he was grown, Eliza Reed, who went to KY and there married, Nancy Reed, who married John Worth, George W. Reed, who stayed in Cocke County, Elizabeth Reed, who married Zachariah McCone, Margaret Reed, who married Tilchmond (Tilmon) Buckner. I am also a decendevt of Nathaniel Smith, and David Brown, who were in the Cocke Co., Greene Co., Washington Co., TN area before 1800
Bill Holder
Submitted on Sat Jan 16 13:38:55 EST 1999

I am looking for info. on James R. Wallen who is listed in the 1840 Hawkins Co. Census. In the 1850 Census, the county is Hancock (formed in 1844 from Hawkins and Clairborne). The family statistics in 1850 are as follows: WALLEN: James,30 Jane 30, Mary E. 14, Evan 12, Robert 10, Marian 8, Richard 6, Margaret 4. In the Index to the 1890 Special Census of Union Veterans and their Widows, Hancock Co., TN. I find: WALLEN, Jane: widow of WALLEN,James R.: 11 TN Cav. discharged from service for disability, cause unknown. I am requesting any information available on any of these family members.
Edna O’Sullivan
Submitted on Fri Jan 15 13:40:57 EST 1999

Looking for information on Samuel Warden who married Abigal Childers in Hawkins county in 1826. Appreciate any information. Thank You ! Bill Bridges cbrid97918@aol.com
Bill Bridges
Submitted on Tue Jan 12 19:10:38 EST 1999

Looking for John Morgan FREEMAN b. 24 Apr 1863 Scott Co., VA d. 19 Oct 1893 Hawkins Co., TN m. 19 Mar 1888 Sarah DARTER. John is the son of Larkin FREEMAN b. 6 Feb 1817 Patrick Co., VA d. 5 Apr 1876 Carroll Co., VA m. 24 Jan 1844 Frances Jane KIRKBRIDE. John is one of 11 children. If anyone knows anything about any of these people, please e-mail direct. Thanks.
J.C. Brown
Submitted on Sun Jan 10 22:50:38 EST 1999

Looking for info on Nellie Frances (Fannie) WINSTEAD b. 6/13/1884 in Hawkins Co. She married Silas T ALVIS (b. 1874 in Hawkins Co.)on 6/22/1904 in McLean Co, Il. Nellie married Charles BAIN after Silas’ death in Illinois in 1905. Any info on Nellie’s family appreciated. I believe she had 2 brothers, John and James, and think her mother’s first name was Margaret.
Laurel Straub
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 16:25:47 EST 1999

I am looking for my great grandfathers grave, and my uncle who died in WW1. My grandfather name was Thomas Williams. His son William Williams came from Wales. I know they lived in Soddy daisy before moving to Republic Alabama. Five children were born there. Martha Jane, Gladys, Augusta, Luther, Anthony. Luther was killed in WW1. Thank yoou
Mary A.Williams Gaiser
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 12:12:33 EST 1999

Need information on Eevin Presley born approx 1869 died 10-23-1911 Father was Thompson Presley, brother’s and sister’s were William, Tazewell, John, Rose. Also need information on Willey B Shanks died Nov 1939. His father was Benjamin Shanks. Thank you for your help.
Roger Wilson
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 10:58:50 EST 1999

Researching the families of Montgomery WOODS and William GAMMONS who lived in Hawkins County, TN, in mid 1800’s. Montgomery’s wife’s name was Martha, (former name not known). They lived in the area of Persia, TN, in 1850 with their children: Susan WOODS, 12; Sarah WOODS, 10; George WOODS, 08; Martha, 04; and Kitturah, 02. William GAMMONS and his wife, Matilda (former name not known), had a son named Isaiah GAMMONS. Isaiah married Susan WOODS at Rogersville, TN, in 1862. Any information on either of these families will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for posting this query.
Harold Wayne Higgins
Submitted on Fri Jan 8 18:11:20 EST 1999

Nathaniel R. Crowder b.ca. 1783 Va. Married Martha Rainey 25 Nov. 1825 in Mecklenburg Co., Va. Died after 1860 in Hawkins Co., Tenn. Possible children: 1.Richard 2.Nathaniel 3.Lucy 4.Mariah 5.Elizabeth 6.Matilda Jane 7.Nancy. Some of the younger girls may have been his Grchildren? Is there maybe a will or settlement of his estate at his death? Thanks for any help! Tina
Tina Anderson Nobriga — 410 Sherwood Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513-1525
Submitted on Fri Jan 8 18:03:10 EST 1999

Looking for the parents of James Washington JOHNSON. 1 James Washington JOHNSON b: March 16, 1845 in Hancock Co., Tn. +Nervesta “Vesta” TRENT b: January 15, 1852 in Hancock Co., Tn. 2 Edward JOHNSON 2 Harriet Emily JOHNSON b: February 7, 1869 +Randolph Powell MARCUM b: July 2, 1865 in Claiborne Co., TN. 2 Mary C. JOHNSON b: January 24, 1870 2 Malon JOHNSON b: Bet. 1870 – 1895 2 Sarah JOHNSON b: May 5, 1873 2 Victoria JOHNSON b: November 14, 1875 2 Amanda JOHNSON b: December 27, 1877 2 Almeda JOHNSON b: May 2, 1879 in Clay Co, KY +Jesse Clinton TOMPKINS b: June 7, 1879 in Clay Co, KY 2 John JOHNSON b: November 14, 1882 2 Elihu JOHNSON b: July 22, 1889 2 William JOHNSON b: April 20, 1894
Carol Clark
Submitted on Wed Jan 6 09:07:25 EST 1999

I am looking for information on Eleanor(nellie)DAVIS who married John MILLER. John was born in 1786 in Hawkins co,TN. Any help would be greatly appreciated on the Davis/Miller family. Thank you very much.
Elizabeth Parker
Submitted on Wed Jan 6 08:51:53 EST 1999

Glenn Blankenbicker — 223 Castle Drive, Ft. Bragg, NC 28307
Submitted on Mon Jan 4 22:17:00 EST 1999

HUNDLEY, Jordan SR. Hundley, Jordan Jr. Hundley, Joseph m. Nancy ann Ball Hundley, John Walter Clinton Ball Matilda Ball I would appreciate any help with info on my family. Thank you
Lu ann Suryan — 4017 E. Lyons Ave, Spokane, WA 99217
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 03:24:20 EST 1999

Looking for info on any of the names above. The families lived in NC,VA,and TN .
Barbara Baldwin
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 02:21:54 EST 1999

I am researching Jeremiah Birchfield who mar. Rebecca Short ca. 1815 in Burke Co. NC and moved to Hawkins Co. TN after 1830. Jeremiah supposedly died from milk poisoning where his cows grazed on poison weeds. His wife Rebecca, mar. Bartley Rose before 1836 as the family is listed on 1836 Hawkins Co. TN Tax List. By 1840, Bartley and Rebecca and family had moved up to Russell Co. VA. Would like to find out who were Jeremiah’s parents? Rebecca Short was dau/o William & Elizabeth (Bolling) Short. Thanks
Doug Bishop
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 19:35:33 EST 1999

Trying to determine if there’s a connection between the Harris and Moreland families of Hawkins County, Tennessee. On the 1830 census, Rachael Harris – a widow – is listed next to Elijah and Benjamin Moreland. Also there’s a Benony Moreland on the census; Benony was the name of Rachael Harris’ deceased husband. In addition, Benjamin Moreland witnessed a deed/land sold by Benony Harris. Have extensive information on Benony and Rachael Harris and their descendents and am searching for information on their parents, lace of birth, and marriage.
Rufus F. Harris — 1310 North Ritchie Court 18C, Chicago, IL 60610-8403
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 10:59:41 EST 1999

Looking for any information on John and Judith CAVIN family who lived in Hawkins county until 1834. Both John and Judith were born in Virginia. Together they had 8 children, who were all born in Hawkins county: Irena, Lucinda, Andrew J., Margaret, Melvina, John, Julinda and Matilda.
Judy Uchytil
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 08:32:39 EST 1999

Looking for any BRYAN, or COSSON surnames in Hawkins Co. that may have migrated from Hawkins to Grainger Co. between dates of 1800 and 1900. Oldest ancestor is JOSEPH R. BRYAN who married CALLIE ? and lived in Grainger Co. Possible relatives were in Hawkins and children moved into Grainger Co. later in century.
Cindy Leonard Mantooth — 589 Wanda Drive, Talbott, TN 37877-8854
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 18:45:37 EST 1999

Melisa (Melley, Milly) WALLEN was born in 1838 Hawkins Co TN. In the 1850 census, she was living with her parents, William and Jane WALLEN, in Hancock Co. TN. In the 1860 census she is not with them. In the 1900 VA census, she is living with her brother, John WALLEN. Her last name is TESTAMENT (in 1900) and she is 63 years old. Can anyone shed light on Melisa and her marriages, children, date and place of death etc.
edna o’sullivan — 52 moharimet dr., madbury, NH 03820
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 17:40:41 EST 1999

Seeking parentage information on my g-g-grandfather James K.MYNATT (MYNETT) born in Hawkins Co. date unknown. He settle in Dubose Co, Indiana about 1860. Married Mahalla CARR. No other information is known about her. Their children were James K.MYNATT,b.1866 d.1948, and Jasper P.MYNATT,b.1868. James K.MYNATT’s (senior) tombstone is spelled MYNETT.
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 16:25:50 EST 1999

My great grandmother was Millie Collins and I haven’t been able to find her in any census. She was from east TN area of Anderson, Campbell, Clairborne, Hancock, Hawkins , or Union County. She was married to (1) John FIELDS and (2) Lewis BOLDEN/BOLIN/BOWLIN that I know about but can find no records on. I don’t have any birth, death or marriage dates on any of the above people. Millie and John FIELDS had the following children; Florence (1879?), Ed (1887?), Bird (1887), Cora (1891), and Milford (1892). Millie divorced John (date unk) and married Lewis BOLDEN (date unk but around 1900). Lewis was evidently an abusive step father. Sometime around 1900, Bird, age 13 at the time, killed Lewis with an axe as he was drunk and beating on her brother Ed. This happened in Hancock or Claiborne County I believe. Haven’t found any record of this either. I don’t think she was ever charged with any crime. Any help in proving any of this saga of relationships will be deeply appreciated.
Bob Leach
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 10:29:48 EST 1999

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