Queries Posted in October, 1997

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Richard Lawson Wed Oct  1 12:15:41 1997
I am interested in information about Dyer/Dier/Dire Lawson, believed to have been born in Hawkins County, TN, about 1799.  His father may have been David Lawson, born in North Carolina.

Durant Tullock Thu Oct  2 19:07:47 1997
I am looking for any information on a Lemeul Atkinson who lived in Hawkins County and later moved to Monroe Co. He had a daughter Nancy Atkinson.
I am also looking for information on his wife Frances Gooden.

William E. White Fri Oct 3 09:07:53 1997
I am looking for information on a Joseph WHITE family who lived in Hawkins county in the 1830’s. Joseph had sons named William Gilmore WHITE and George WHITE. He also had daughters named Elizabeth and Jemina. I believe William Gilmore WHITE may have had a son named John Elza WHITE who would be my gg-grandfather. My g-grandfather’s name is Joseph WHITE and I have two gg-aunts, one named Jamima WHITE ant the other named Elizabeth WHITE. I also have a James WHITE who is my gg-uncle who was born in Hawkins county in 1836 who is the son of John WHITE and Elizabeth WRIGHT. I very much hope that someone can verify this connection for me for I have been searching for a long time. If you have any WHITE’S or WRIGHT’S in Hawkins Co. Tennessee during this time period I would love to hear from you. This WHITE and WRIGHT family originated from Virginia.

J. M. Howard Sat Oct  4 11:40:51 1997
LEMARR / LEMAR / LAMAR:  A group of us are trying to trace our Lemarr ancestry and can’t get beyond a Mary Lemar who lived in the early part of the 1800’s, around Campbell and Claiborne counties.  We know that there were some Lemarrs who lived in Hawkins County and wonder if there might not be a connection.  Mary Lemar had three sons: Isaac Newton, James Madison and David Franklin.  We think that she married a Lemarr, but we just don’t know.  If you can help us at all, please contact me.

Cindy Collins Smith Sat Oct  4 23:28:15 1997
I am looking for personal information on my great-great grandfather Moses McGINNIS (b. 1788 in Washington Co., VA-d. 1873 in Hancock Co., TN) and his family. He was son of Edward McGinnis (d. Grainger Co. 1817) and married to Mary Wolfe (1796-1864) in 1811.  Buried at McGinnis family cemetery in Flat Gap, TN (Hancock Co.).  Lived in Grainger, Hawkins, and Hancock counties.  I hear that Moses was a preacher and had 17 children.  I am most interested in information on the three sons (James, Absolom, and Edward Scott) who perished between the years 1862-1864, one in Macon, GA during the time of Sherman’s ravages.  If anyone has information on possible war service of these men, I would like to know.  But I am interested in any information that anyone might have on the McGinnis family in these counties–including information concerning my great-grandfather Charles McGINNIS.  Thanks.

Misty Flannigan Mon Oct  6 09:02:33 1997
VAUGHN,Jonathan b. ca 1800 TN Jonathan Vaughn can be found in Hawkins Co., TN in the 1830 census. His father left a will in Hawkins Co in 1820. He names the following children: Polly Wilson, Benjamin, Isham, daughter Clary, William, Jonathan, and Agathe. Does anyone know anything about these children? Jonathan went to Grainger Co in 1840 and Claiborne Co in 1850 then I have lost track of him. Does anyone know where he went? His wife was listed as Spicy in 1850 and this name seemed to pass down for five generations. Would love to from all VAUGHN researchers in Hawkins, Grainger and Hancock Counties in TN.

Greg Lepore (Maryland) Wed Oct  8 05:14:33 1997
Looking for Abraham Campbell who lived in Hawkin’s County during the 1820’s.  He was a Baptitst minister who became a Campbellite minister. He was born(and died) in Russell County, Virginia.

Everett A. Parke Thu Oct  9 08:39:08 1997
Seeking all missing info on parents of John “W” DAVIS, b 16 Aug 1824, Hawkins Co. TN; m Elizabeth COX 14 Jun 1849, Madison Co. KY; d 12 May 1890, Madison Co. KY; father was Bryant Eugene DAVIS, b 1790 (where? in TN); m John’s mother, Mary Martha NUGENT c.1818 TN?; d before 1861, TN;  Mary Martha b c.1800, TN; d before 1861, TN.  Need all infor on partents of Bryant Eugene DAVIS.

Carol Lyons Thu Oct  9 10:37:10 1997
CRUM, Eli Mat, b. 10 May 1844 or 1854, d. 02 May 1940 in Lawrence Co., TN; m. Elizabeth GILES, b. 4 March 1861, d. 26 August 1925 in Lawrence Co., TN.  One of their daughters was also named Elizabeth, b. 3 June 1896, d. 22 October 1993, and m. 10 August 1916 to Jesse James Phillips. Family legend states that Eli and Elizabeth are from Kingsport, TN.  Any info appreciated.

Mary Ishmael Mon Oct  6 19:13:49 1997
Need information about location of War Gap Post Office. Searching for burial place of James Monroe BAXTER, b Hancock Co. living War Gap 1860, killed right after the end of Civil War. In 1860 Census located between a Austin Ridle and William Williams. Wife Elizabeth SMITH BAXTER and children alone in 1870 census, same place.

Lisa Finley Fri Oct 10 23:17:52 1997
James Monroe Finley, born Jan 14, 1817 in Hawkins County to William and Sarah Finley.  I do not have a maiden name for Sarah. James married Virginia Ann Smith September 17, 1857. At some point he moved to Missouri. Family tradition (my great-grandfather admitted to my aunt) has it that we are part Indian. We figure that James would be either 1/2 or 1/4 Indian. We also heard that he left home when he was young, went to California for gold, went to either South America or Central America, found gold and returned with gold coins with his likeness on them and gave them to his children and bought his children land. I believe he is one of three brothers. Family story also has it that, I believe it was him or his father, and his brothers lived near each other and one of them were bushwhacked.  The men came to this brothers house and the Finley made lots of noise and scared the bushwhackers away. I’d really like to find someone with more information on this branch of my family.

C. Kirby Mon Oct 13 17:43:28 1997
MCCORKLE, Mary, Born: about 1830, Married John W. McKenzie.  Lived in Sullivan  Co. near Kingsport,N.    fork Holston near bridge to Hawk. Co. Am trying to find out parents, suspect may have been married in Hawkins Co.  Any info.  Son was Hiram McKenzie, Methodist minister. John,  son of Greenberry McKenzie

Robert D. Williams Tue Oct 14 12:32:35 1997
glates pearl FAYBUSH born April 15 1915 Bulls Gap, Tennessee Father robert FAUBUSH born hawkins Co. Tennessee 1889 occupation farm laborer, color white Mother mattie Evans born greese leo, Tennessee 1889 occupation house wife, color white

Bill Ray Wed Oct 15 09:59:33 1997
Looking for information regarding Joseph J. Ray/Rhea born Tennessee 1817 and wife Ruth ? born Tennessee 1825. Both migrated to Pulaski County, Missouri abt. 1835-1840. Looking for marriage records and ect.

Glen Shelton Fri Oct 17 05:26:25 1997
Haynes AMIS (1788-1818 or 1848) of Rogersville- was Mary Howell his only wife? James AMIS, son of Haynes- who was his wife (wives)?  Any birth/death/marriage dates known? Was Harriet Etta AMIS (~1855-1900) his daughter? How is Susan SENSABAUGH connected to this line?

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