Queries Posted in May, 1997

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Sandi VINES Sat May 3 21:50:31 1997
Griffin, Hensley
GRIFFIN, Samuel Jenkins b abt 1824-26 in Hawkins Co. parents were Harmon GRIFFIN and Amy / Annie HENSLEY. Seek info on this GRIFFIN family. Who were parents?

Wanda Freeman Sat May 3 00:01:18 1997
Hoskins, Napier
Looking for information on Frankie HOSKINS and James NAPIER. They had four sons: William, Hugh, John and James. Any help at all will be appreciated.

Brenda Haynes Sat May 3 06:06:23 1997
I am currently researching the surname BRANHAM and all spellings. I would like to share info with anyone else working on this surname.

Diana Arney Fri May 2 07:25:53 1997
Lincus / Linkous, Marcum
I am looking for information on Lou LINCUS born abt 1852 in Hickory Cove, TN (Hawkins Co). Her father was David LINCUS. She was married to a Luther or Lucian MARCUM and was the mother of 7 children, Charles, Wiley, Porter, William, Mollie, Mack and Hessie. She died a widow 6 APR 1916. I know she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Beech Grove, TN (Hawkins Co.). I found a reference in the LDS IGI to a Louisa LINKOUS marrying a Luther MARCUM on 17 Jan 1882 in Hawkins County, not sure if this is the Lou I am looking for or not.

Eddie Palmer Tue May  6 20:47:19 1997
PALMER, Malachi and his father Palmer, William. I am trying to find any data about these two men and any descendents,who came to Tn. from Va. abt 1800-1825. Any help would be appreciated.

Ronald E. Boyd Thu May  8 00:44:56 1997
I am searching for the following BOYD family: Area= Bulls Gap, Moshime, Midway Claiborne ? BOYD James William BOYD dob 1844 (son) William Edward (Bruce) Boyd m Mary Jane CARTER (est 1900-1910) in Bulls Gap. Any help would be appreciated. Ronald E. Boyd (grandson to W.E. BOYD)

Charlotte Maness Sun May 11 18:23:07 1997
I am attempting to update my query, posted looking for descendants of Jacob MANAS, and members of his family.  I simply want to add my snail mail address which is: Charlotte Maness, 757 Oak St., Apt B, Lakewood, Colorado, 80215

James Jay Laster Sun May 11 23:21:46 1997
I am looking for info on my grandfather (James W Laster) who married (kate Fawbush). We lived in Surgoinsville from about 1945 to 1953 when his son (J.W.Laster) my father came to Calif. My grandfather use to pull the ferry across the river at Surgoinsville I have pictures of this. I also  remember a wonderful lady, Crattie Riemer who had the store over the hill from where we lived. Any info I would love to have. James J Laster 793 Haselbusch ln Biggs California 95917

dale friar Mon May 12 05:26:07 1997
I am looking for information on the ancesters of Lular R. Barker. I know he was buried in the family cemetery in Rogersville, TN after his body was transported from Lordsburg, NM where he died in November1969.  My father, Charles P. Barker, was his only son (as far as we know) and he lives in SC.  Lular Barker had a brother, John, who lived in Kingsport, TN and ran a gift shop with a big indian out front.  Other siblings were Lloyd, Bill, Jack and Georgia.

Sherry Frye Mon May 12 12:20:52 1997
Seeking information on the Racener family.  Members of this family were  known to live in both Grainger and Hawkins counties.  Some of the family members migrated to Clay County, Ky. around 1813.  Variations of the name include Raisnor, Rasener, and Rasner.  Particularly interested in finding information on Leonard and William Racener.  Snail mail address is 722 Pope Drive, Carencro, LA. 70520

James T. Kesterson Tue May 13 16:49:41 1997
Gordon/Johnson-Looking for information on William Gordon and wife Mahaley Johnson. They had a daughter Ailsey Gordon and she married Woodson Seal. Was these following children also the children of William and Mahaley Gordon? Lucinda, Henry, and Mary E. Gordon. I found a William Gordon and wife Mahaley and their 4 children, Lucinda, Henry, Mary E., and Ailsey Gordon listed in the 1860 Census of Hancock  County,Tennessee. I found Aaron Johnson and wife,Phoebe and a daughter, Mahaley listed in the 1850 Census Hawkins County,Tennessee. Is this the same Mahaley? In 1850 Mahaley was listed 19 years old and in 1860, Mahaley was listed 29 years old. Would love to hear from some one about this family.

Ms. “Sam” Stephens Wed May 14 15:53:50 1997
PATTERSON, ROBERT (born 1770s in Hawkins County) married to ELIZABETH WINFREY (born 1770s in Hawkins County); children were THOMAS PATTERSON, NICHOLAS PATTERSON, BARBARA PATTERSON, SARAH “SALLY” ANN PATTERSON (my line), CALVIN PATTERSON, MARY JANE PATTERSON, JAMES MELTON PATTERSON, and CHARLES PATTERSON. If you are working on this genealogy or can help me in any way, please correspond.

_____ Powell Wed May 14 23:39:19 1997
RESEARCHING LEE FAMILY Looking for any LEE connetion to LANE, POWELL, INGRAM, BAILEY in TN.  Any information on THOMAS LEE of Hawkins co. Did one daughter marry a BAILEY and one an INGRAM? Was it Winnefred INGRAM B. 1873?  Looking for Dr. JOHN LEE was his father ED LEE who lived to be 102 years?  Has anyone seen the biography he wrote? Anything on ROBERT LEE of Lawrenceburg?

Kim Roush Thu May 15 21:19:25 1997
Searching for any information on the family of Thomas and Mona Lee (Webb) Heck from Mooresburg, Tn.

Ken White Fri May 16 18:58:38 1997
JONATHAN WHITE, founder of the town of Mount Sterling,in Hawkins County,11/22/1817. Seeking evidence to support or refute that Jonathan was the father of Frederick White b3/14/1789 in,most likely,Granville County,NC. Jonathan was listed in the 1800 Census in Rowan County,NC. Frederick was listed as head of household in the 1810 Census of Rowan County,NC. A male the  right age to be Jonathan was living w/ him. Info. from TN Legislative Acts ref Jonathan: “Be it enacted, That Jonathan White is hereby authorized to lay off a town on his own land in the county of Hawkins,on the main road leading from Dotsons ford,on Holston river,to Checks Cross Roads, which said town shall contain a proper number of streets and alleys,and be known by the name of Mount Sterling.” Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Vesser Sat May 17 10:30:41 1997
ISENBERG,  Benjamin V.  b. Nov 10, 1830 in Hawkins Co., Tn, d. July 23, 1885, in Hawkins Co., m. Elizabeth Miller on Sept 16, 1852 in Hawkins Co., Tn.  Seeking any ancesteral information.

Frank Vesser Sat May 17 10:34:53 1997
SAMS, Elijah, b. Oct 10, 1873 in Hawkins Co., Tn., d. March 13, 1954, in Hawkins Co., m. Flora ann Christian.  Seeking any information regarding ancestors of Elijah Sams.

Vanessa Wood Sun May 18 13:15:04 1997
WHERE IS… District 12 of the 1850 Hawkins County, TN Census on today’s map?????

Cathy Morris Sun May 18 18:41:18 1997
John Hicks/Hix m. Elizabeth Brown in Montgomery Co., VA in 1789.  Moved to Russell Co., VA in 1804.  May have had brothers Claiborne and Nathaniel Hicks.  Moved to Hawkins Co., TN about 1810/15.  Would like to share information on this family.

ira goodin Mon May 19 18:01:33 1997
john goodin wife sarah montgomery c 1823-1830  seven of the 14 children born in hawkins county tenn before they they are in 1850 cencus in adair county ky.would like to any thing about john or sarah during years in tenn

Frank Vesser Wed May 21 22:12:54 1997
Winstead ancestors My grandmother was Lucy Arlena Winstead, b. July 18, 1871, likely in Hawkins Co., Tn., d. April 25, 1928, in Mascot, Tn., m. to Thomas Franklin Vesser of Mascot (Knox Co.), Tn. Seeking any info regarding Lucy’s ancestors.

Darryl C. Gardner Fri May 23 17:57:54 1997
Researching family of Emanuel RUTLEDGE (ca. 1801-1878) and wife Sarah Kate “Sallie” WILSON (ca. 1806-1887), and their 10 ch, lived in Hawkins Co. TN:
1 – Son (b. ca. 1828).
2 – Son (b. ca. 1825/30).
3 – Dau (likely Rebecca RUTLEDGE 1830-1914, m. Eli EATON, had 10 ch).
4 – Thomas K. RUTLEDGE (1833-1912) m/1 Elizabeth “Betty” FANSLER (1833-1883), had 8 ch, m/2 Malissa Jane BOYD (1847-1921).
5 – Son (b. ca. 1838).
6 – Samuel Crawford “SC” RUTLEDGE (1839-1917) m. Mary Matilda “Tildy” PALMER (1839-1925), had 10 ch.
7 – Robert J. “Bob” RUTLEDGE (1841-1919) m. Catherine “Katie” FANSLER (1839-1905), had 8 ch.
8 – Baxter S. RUTLEDGE (1843-1902) m/1 Rachael Ann COX (1838-1889), had 7 ch, m/2 Mary J. WARD.
9 – Richard Kine RUTLEDGE (1845-1891) m. Mary Jane “Mollie” NORMAN (Knight), had 7 ch.
10 – Mary W. “Polly” RUTLEDGE (1849-1912) m. James Hiram “Jim” COX (1840-1913), had 13 ch.
In the 1870s Thomas, Samuel, and Robert moved to Glasgow area, Barren Co. KY. Thomas stayed in KY. Samuel returned to Knox Co. TN by 1885, and Robert returned to Hawkins Co. by 1900. Will exchange info on related lines.
Darryl C. Gardner – 532 Big Springs Rd.

Sandra Judkins Fri May 23 12:56:31 1997
CLOUD/ DELPH…….  REUNION Descendants of Benjamin Frank Cloud & Nancy Middleton/ Descendants of Benjamin F. Delph & Dorcas.  Larkins Delph was the son of Benjamin and Dorcas. JUNE 8, 1997, at Levi Jackson State Park in London Kentucky. Hope to see you there.

Bert Edens Mon May 26 00:45:37 1997
Looking for information on Elijah EDENS, md. to Nancy Fields. They moved from Lee Co., VA, to Hancock sometime before 1860. They do not show up under either county in 1870, but reappeared in 1880. Know where they were in 1860 and 1880 of course, just looking for any additional info about them, especially ancestors. Elijah b. abt 1810 in VA. Nancy b. abt 1810 in VA. The 1880 census was last appearance of these two. Looking for death, etc. May be bd. Crab Orchard in Cumberland Co. Thanks in advance.

J. Powell Mon May 26 15:10:38 1997
LEE, LANE, INGRAM, POWELL  Researching CHARLOTTE TEMPLE LANE born June 20, 1800 in Grainger or Hawkins Co. TN.  She married JOHN ANDERSON POWELL in Maury co. TN 1818.  Her Parents were WILLIAM LANE born 1772 AND WINNIFRED INGRAM born 1783 they are buried in the BLANTON cemetery in Springhill.  There chilren were Winnefred, Emaline, Francis, Thomas C., James W., Samuel C., Sarah, Nancy, Charlotte, Louisa.  Also any information on POWELL LANE and CHARLOTTE LEE daughter of THOMAS LEE.

Russ Bralley Mon May 26 20:27:20 1997
My great-grandfather, Henderson Cox, is buried in the cemetery of the First Methodist Church in Rogersville.  He was born in 1822 at Eaton’s Ridge in Kingsport and died in 1888 in Rogersville.  He was supposedly living with children Anne and Corny (short for Cornelia?) who were somehow attached to a private girl’s school or academy located in Rogersville until after the beginning of the 20th century.  Does anyone know of a private girl’s school that was located in Rogersville?  Where can I find out more about it?

Janis Price Lindemann Tue May 27 14:02:57 1997
Searching for ancestors/descendants of  ROBERT and JOSEPH  PRICE, in Hawkins Co. on Sinking Creek  ca.1792-1810.ROBERT PRICE received a land grant from NC for his Sinking Cr. land. Cannot identify him in NC. Robert later found in Jackson Co, TN, 1806. Who were his wife and parents? Where did Joseph and wife REBECCA HAWOOD, dau. of MORDECAI and ELIZABETH HAWOOD, go after leaving Hawkins Co. following her father’s death?  Where were Mordecai and his family before coming to Hawkins Co.? This Price family was associated with the ANDREW BLACKWOOD, JOHN KESTERSON, JOHN ANDERSON, JAMES ARMSTRONG, JOSEPH AND ABNER CHAFFIN, GEORGE FRANCISCO, BENJ. AND LOYD FORD families. Any help appreciated. Have information to share about descendants.

ED COX Tue May 27 12:21:05 1997
John Cox, Sr. brought his family to Sullivan Co. Tn. abt 1774 from Baltimore Co. Md. He brought sons: Edward Cox of Sullivan Co., John Cox, Jr. of Hawkins Co. and Thomas Cox of Davidson Co. Family helped to build Fort Watauga. I would like any info pertaining to my family and their connection to the Watauga settlement. Also interested in how William and Greenberry Cox are related to the John Cox, Sr. family. Thanks EDWARD COX, b. 1750-1759 married SARAH MEREDITH and he lived his life in Sullivan County, TN. He died in 1850. JOHN COX, JR., b. 1758 married TABITHA AMIS and he lived in Hawkins County, TN. he died in 1798. THOMAS COX, my g-g-g-grandfather, b. June 1761 in Baltimore Co. MD., married REBECCA WEBB , b. Aug. 1770 in Berks County, PA. Thomas went on the Col Roberson expedition up the Cumberland River in 1779 and built Fort Nashborough, later renamed Nashville and he was one of the signers of the Cumberland Compact in 1780. Thomas lived his life in Davidson County, Tn. and died in 1830. Also looking for information on the following names: WILLIAM COX GREENBERRY COX , died abt 1807, left children with THOMAS COX as guardian with children mentioned as Dr. Thomas Cox and Lidia Cox as being minor children. Believed married to RUTH BOSLEY COX . Ruth was previously married to a WILLIAM COX in Baltimore Co. MD. and he died in 1766, and Ruth married his brother GREENBERRY COX. believe they migrated to Tennessee in 1767. I would like to know if and how GREENBERRY was related to my Cox family. RuthAEs son, Jesse, married Susan. Only child mentioned. Jesse died and Ruth everything to Jesse’s children; James, Susanna, Sophia, Abraham, Thomas, Isaac, William and Jacob. Not sure who JesseeAEs father was, WILLIAM OR GREENBERRY. Anyone with information on above family, please write.

Stewart K. Cooper Tue May 27 12:37:11 1997
I am interested on information about the Wattersons of Hawkins County, TN. I am related to the Black Watterson family. I have search the family.

J. Powell Thu May 29 15:56:35 1997
Researching these children of William LANE b. 1772 and Winnefred Ingram b. 3.2.1783 Charlotte Temple LANE and John Anderson POWELL 1800; Louisa LANE and John W. HANCOCK; Emaline LANE and Stephen M. HANCOCK; Francis LANE and William F.BLANTON who later married E. Armistead POLK; Thomas C. LANE and Phoebe RIGGS or Mary Azalia Humphries; Samuel (Clairborne) LANE and Mary CAMPBELL; James (W) LANE and Phoebe Stanfield LANE who later married William Bainbridge POWELL; Sarah Lane and William SMITH; Nancy M. LANE and William WILLIAMS

Researching the Descendants of Needham and Nancy POWELL of NC who were settled in Hawkins, Grainger and Maury co. TN John Anderson Powell & Charlotte Temple LANE; Issac Powell; Needham Powell, JR and Elizabeth HARDY; Lewis Powell and Nancy HOWELL.

LANES any information on  these siblings Mountreville LANE, Winnefred LANE, Claiborne LANE, William M. Lane b 3.5.1805 d. 12.1845, John Ingram LANE b. 12.19.1807

William R. Berry (Arkansas) Thu May 29 19:10:16 1997
We’re looking for information on the following person: Jonathan Berry (born in 1856, give or take a year)

Linda H. Smith Fri May 30 09:00:20 1997
PARVIN, CARDEN Need info on Ephraim PARVIN b. 1799, d. 1878 in Hawkins Co., Tn & wife Maria CARDEN b. 1804.  Ch. Thomas b. 1820; Augustus b. 1823; Eliza b. c1824; Christopher C. b. c1826; Jane b. c1828; Isaac b. 1833, Sarah b. 1836; Lafayette b. 1838; Joseph Lee b. c1840; Amanda b. 1842; George Washington b. 1842; Margaret b. 1844; and Malvin b. 1846.

Phil Wells Fri May 30 08:28:22 1997
John W. Wells (born close to Rogersville Nov 7, 1835). Married Elizabeth Rachel McKirgan (born near Surgionsville June 11, 1849)on February 25, 1873. Moved from Hawkins county to Ostrander, Ohio. Interested in records regarding homestead and any potential relatives in Hawkins Co.,TN

Sherman R. Manis Sat May 31 17:12:19 1997
Looking for ancestors of Hiram Manis who married Ledthea Bledsoe and had at least one son Shelby or Noah or possible Noah Shelby or Shelby Noah Manis. The Manis family I decended from are from Elliot and Carter Counties in Kentucky. However I was informed they migrated from Hawkins County Tennessee. Any information on the Manis’ will be greatly appreciated and I am willing to share what info. I have gathered so far. Thank for any help Sherman R. Manis in West Virginia.

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