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      Sue Wilcox 

      Sun Dec 22 14:42:21 1996
      Looking for info about KEESEE family. My ggm Laura A. KEESEE, b. 1854, d. 1933, lived with her brother Frank P. KEESEE, and her sister, Ida KEESEE, d. Dec. 1879, in south Nashville. Ida's obit. says that she was raised by her brother and sister in Nashville. Laura's obit says she was born in Nashville, family documents say she was born in Montgomery Co. Cousins were surnamed Clark and Estes. An aunt was surnamed Riddick.

      pat elliott

      Sun Dec 22 17:51:32 1996
      Looking for Thomas Simon ELLIOTT born about 1805 in VA. Appears in 1850 census as a stonemason living with wife "Jincy" and children.

      Craig A. Nash

      Mon Dec 23 20:40:05 1996
      Looking for Nash ancestors that settled in Davidson County in the late 1770's

      Miller Taylor 

      Tue Dec 24 17:37:32 1996
      BARNES/MILLER Searching for information on and descendants of Bartley M. BARNES and wife Mary MILLERr BARNES. Born ca 1805, he had at least 5 children: Robert, James, Jane, Thomas, and Benjamin. In 1850 they were living in Davidson Co., and Bartley was the sherriff.

      Randy Joe Stewart 

      Tue Dec 24 08:02:07 1996
      My father told me that the Stewart's ran a ferry in Nashville. That is where the name of the road came from, Stewart's Ferry Pike. Where did my great-grandfather come from and where did his father and grandfather come from? If you have any information please contact me at rstew130@gnatnet.net .. my mother is a Frazier.. her mother was a Young.. from Fairview Tn.

      betty huggins 

      Sat Dec 21 10:11:39 1996
      Trying to locate ancestors of Benjamin Huggins who settled in Madison County, AL around 1820. He may have come from Lebonan, TN or Davidson County. Could have come into Madison County with Andrew Jackson. A Daniel P. Huggins is listed in court records as a witness in an 1823 Madison Co. circuit case. Indications are that he was from the same settlement as Benjamin. No other Huggins's known to be in this vicinty at that time.

      Selena Jackson

      Sat Dec 21 11:49:06 1996
      Warren I'm am searching for any information on Robert Emmett Warren Jr, He married a Edith ??, and am told by family that he is now deceased. He was the son of Dr. Robert E. Warren and Ella Brown Warren. Dr. Warren was a Ear, nose and throat doctor, was told after his retirement they moved to Nashville. Dr. Warren is buried at Woodlawn Cem in Nashville. Anyone who has ant information on his son, Robert E. Warren Jr. would be greatly appreciated. Am doing research on the Warren Name, out of John B. Warren, we have relatives that moved to Davidson Co, if you can help on those also.......thanks, sjackson@usit.net

      Pam Robertson Ripplinger 

      Thu Dec 12 14:03:02 1996
      I am looking for info on any of the following: Daniel REEVES/REAVES born ca 1760. d. 1824 in Davidson Co.TN (?) m. Rachel ________ believed to be from NC. Children include: John (B. 1806 in TN) m. Mary (Polly ) Johnson October 30, 1827 in Davidson County, Tennessee David (ca. 1810) m. Rachel Havail ca 1830 Stephen (1812) m. Deborah J. ______ William (ca 1815) m Elizabeth A. _________. John David REEVES (son of John REEVES and Polly Johnson) ended up in Mo. Served in Union Army. Died Dec 31, 1890 in Lincoln Co. Mo. M. Anna Elizabeth Pressley Dennis. Believe some family members relocated to Lincoln Co. Missouri, some to Madison Co. Illinois and some to Calhoun county, Illinois. Am willing to share and compare any info. :) Please email me Thanks, Pam

      LESLIE ROBENSIN Tue Dec 17 15:26:51 1996

      Jann Orr

      Tue Dec 17 20:19:44 1996
      Looking for Jonathan R. Atnip, died ~1932. According to his obit. he is buried in Nashville. Also, looking for his wife Aseneth McGinnis Atnip

      Mike Boucher 

      Wed Dec 18 12:22:51 1996

      Researching BOUCHER, and related families in Old Hickory, TN area 1890s to present.

      Tammy Kane 

      Wed Dec 18 17:56:20 1996
      I am looking for info on the MERRITT family 1850-1900

      Lettye DuBois Sun Dec 15 18:58:59 1996
      Need names ,birth date and death date for people buried in the James A. HALEY lot in Mt. Olivert Cemetery in Nashville. Also information on Frank MOORE and Bob MOORE. My late husband said they were Fire marshall and Police Chief in the mid 1930' , and that Charles T. Moore was chairman of the 7th Ward. Any information on this family appreciated.Family bible states William MOORE, father and Amanda PUCKET, mother. no dates. Thanks. Lettye DuBois

      gary eugene guy Mon Dec 16 11:10:20 1996

      Would like to locate obit on William I. QUINN and his wife Tabitha I. McCane QUINN, Last record on William was 1860 Davidson Co, TN Census and where he served in the Tn Cavalry (Confederate) does not show up on the 1870 Census but wife is living with son John P. Quinn, wife Jennie Rathburn Quinn. Checked with Mt. Olivet but did not receive good answer. Just said that Quinn's are buried there. But not the Quinn that I seem to be looking for at this time. Any help would be appreciated. e-mail : elmotape@aol.com

      Paul V. Hoyer Thu, 12 Dec 1996 13:46:13

      I am looking for Birth records on Nathaniel Jones, Born in Nashville on 24 April 1813. I don't know his mother or father. He married Tamsey Jones Meador (when?, where?). I would appreciate any help you can give. Happy Holiday! Paul Hoyer, pvhoyer@wtp.net Billings, MT

      Marilynn Stewart Wed Dec 11 15:20:04 1996
      I am looking for information on James Curtis. I think he married Sarah Hercules in Davidson Co.,Tn. Oct. 21,1802. That is just about all I know. Any information would be appreciated.

      Donna Kilroy Wed Dec 11 09:14:04 1996
      Need information and marriage date for William Henry LANKFORD and Rhoda N.NAYLOR. Family info says they were md in Nashville. Can't find their marriage. Would like any info on either family. Need parents & siblings of both William and Rhoda. Help!

      Donna Kilroy Wed Dec 11 09:23:05 1996
      Need marriage of William CRUMPLER & Sarah D. MASON abt 1836. Children: Elizabeth, Huldah, William, Nancy, Lewis, & Elijah. Obits state they were all born in Nashville. Any info would be appreciated. Need to find William & Sarah's families.

      Gerorge Moreland Wed Dec 11 11:28:01 1996
      Hello, I am trying to find out any information on William Moreland that lived in Davidson County in 1820. I am not sure, but I believe that he had two sons named Alfred and Lawson that may have been born there. I am also trying to find out who William Moreland's wife was. Any information such as; marriage, baptisms, records of birth, or where William Moreland was originally from would help. I believe that Lawson Moreland was born in 1817 and Alfred Moreland was born in 1820. Thank you

      Carl Phillips Mon Dec 9 20:26:17 1996
      PHILLIPS/THOMPSON Seeking any information on John PHILLIPS, James THOMPSON and Robert THOMPSON. All three were signers of the Articles of Agreement or Compact of Government entered into by the Settlers on the Cumberland River 1 May 1780. They also received North Carolina Land grants in Tennessee. John Phillips received two grants, i.e. 640 acres on Bledsoe Creek and 640 acres on the North side of the Cumberland. LIt is believed there was a kinship between these men.

      Patricia Kruger Sat Dec 7 14:51:30 1996
      GRIFFIN - Searching for information on Simon GRIFFIN who was in Davidson Co. in 1840. Is he the Simon GRIFFIN from Jefferson Co. TN? Glad to exchange information.

      Kenneth L. Neal Sat Dec 7 18:40:59 1996
      My GGrandfather Benjamin Andrew Jordan b. 20 Jan 1848 near Nashville, Davison Co, TN. Looking for information on his father, Campbell Jordan b. 1806 in Tennessee. Mother was Lou Vina Pippen b. 1815 in North Carolina. <http://www.cris.com/~klneal/>

      Maria Troutman Sun Dec 8 08:29:55 1996
      Searching for any information on Martin ELDRIDGE around Davidson County, TN. Martin had son James ELRIDGE who married Ellen BERRY, they moved to KY circa 1890. Also searching for any leads on a Sam HINTON, who fathered Joseph Frank HINTON. Joe Frank was from TN but where? Thanks, Maria Troutman living in Germany now

      Vanessa Wood Sun Dec 8 08:34:56 1996
      Wright Gregory, will filed in Davidson Co., TN. I believe he is the brother of Thomas and John Gregory from Lunenberg Co., VA. Does anyone have access to abstract of the will?

      Grover Pope Tue Dec 3 19:37:34 1996
      Davidson County search; Joshua Ashmore b-1760 in NC married Mary ? (maiden name may have been Doak or Sawyers) abt 1795/96. Joahua may have not lived in Davidson Co. but he had relatives (Balch Family there) Any information on this marriage date or other information on Josyua Ashmore would be appreciated.

      Sheila Miller Wed Dec 4 16:31:48 1996

      I am looking for information on JESSE ROBERSON/ROBERTSON born in 1810. Jesse Roberson married a MARY A. VAUGHN DOB 1815 and they were married in Davidson, Co. Tenn. in 1835. JESSE'S parents are believed to be CHRISTOPHER and ELIZABETH ROBERSON/ROBERTSON/ROBINSON who were also married in Davidson Co. Tenn.

      Paula K. Denson Wed Dec 4 23:25:51 1996
      Help! I need anything pertaining to HOWERTON, Tennesse. This location listed in his civil war pension as birthplace of my 3rd gr. grandfather, Jonathan Aaron Burleson, b. there in 1830. Another family tradition reference to Burleson, Fisher marriage in HOWERTON lists wedding as occurring in 1822. It was supposed to have been 4 miles west of Nashville. There was a Howerton Street. How can I find that street location so I might check land records? I have been searching for this location for over 20 years with no luck. Any reference may come from someone's family bible records, etc. Any Burleson, Fisher, Boyd, Wright info appreciated.

        McGill Thu Dec 5 19:19:37 1996

      I am seeking information on ELI T. MCGILL (maybe Eli F.)in order to try and identify the parents of his brother (and my ancestor) Peterson McGill. Eli was a resident of Carroll County in the 1870 census, along with his wife Sarah Meals McGill and several children. Eli married Sarah in Lawrence Co., AL in 1849. He was apparently a prominent businessman in the Carroll County area. In the after- math of the Civil War, he filed a claim with the Southern Claims Commission seeking damages for losses to Federal Troops during the war. In his claim his residence (circa 1875) was given as Davidson County. Any information on Eli or especially his parents would be MOST appreciated. Jim Davis

      Thomas Murphy GRACE b. Oct. 6, 1876 TN d. aft 1935 m. ca 1896 Helen GOWAN. Lived Gibson Co., TN, Madison Co., TN. Moved to Nashville, Davidson Co., TN between 1920 and 1930 with his sister Martha GRACE GOWAN. Last evidence was Nashville City Directory 1935. Children: Harmon Kirby GRACE (1897 - ?); Cleborn L. GRACE (ca 1898 - ?); Kinsey O. GRACE (ca 1900 - ?); Clifford Landen GRACE (1900 - ?); Stella A. GRACE (ca 1904 - ?) m. ? LAMPERT.


      Susan Roberts Fri Nov 29 09:43:54 1996

      Looking for information on James WALKER d. 1829 Nashville, TN. wife Sarah d. ca 1834. Children as named in will: Nancy m. Wilson L. MCCALLISER 2-12-1821, Elly T m. Stephen COLE, Elmore, William G., Margaret LEWIS, Nicholas m. Nancy KEY 10-20-1810, Bethenia m. Joseph W. CLAY 3-10-1836, Jesse, Peter J m. Elizabeth M/W CROCKETT 1822, Elizabeth m. Hartwell VAUGHN 1816, Charles P. m. Elizabeth TALBOTT 1810, James, & Harriet m. Champ T. COLE 9-7-1826. Any information would be appreciated.

      I would like to contact anyone who descends from Isaac Johnson who is buried in Davidson County in the Cane Creek (?)Cemetery. He was a Rev. War soldier our on Onslow County,NC. and drew a pension for that service. He had a daughter Elizabeth who married John McCain. I am also interested in the mother and father of John McCain. The mother was Agness Kennedy from SC.

      Bartley M. BARNES, sheriff of Davidson Co in 1850, married about 1829 to a Mary. Does anyone know Mary's maiden name or where they were married?

      Davidson County Query Neal Little & Elizabeth Casey/Cayce mar 7 Aug 1813 in Davidson Co. The 1830 census list them in Davidson Co., but I lose them after this. Their son, Joseph Flem Little is in Hickman Co, KY in 1850. Does anyone know if Neal & Elizabeth died in TN? Also parent of Neal Little?

      Researching in Davidson Co. Tn the family of SAMUEL T. FRYER wife JULIA JONES FRYER they settled in Union Hill between 1838 and 1840 I don't know where they had moved from nor what his occupation was Also any information on NEW BETHEL church in the area . THankyou

      I am looking for any and all info and leads on the Alspach/Alspaugh/Allspaw family who moved into this area from NC and who may have moved on to Garrard and Mercer Counties in KY. ANY info greatly appreciated!

      Researching all McWHIRTER families who lived in Wilson Co. TN in the early 1800's. George Marlin McWHIRTER taught school there around 1816. His father, William McWHIRTER was in Davidson Co. by 1780 and was one of the signers of the Cumberland Compact.

      I am looking for information on the HENLEY family in Davidson County c1830-1850. I am looking for birth, death, and marriage information on William (1806-1875) and Nancy Henley (1811-?), and their three known sons Benjamin Franklin Henley, Green B. Henley, and William B. Henley. Benjamin Franklin Henley was born in Nashville c1844. William and Nancy Henley moved to Sebastion County, Arkansas c1850. Their sons Benjamin Franklin Henley and William B. Henley served in the Union Army (2nd ARK CAV) during the Civil War, and settled in Searcy County, Arkansas c1866, where their descendants still live. According to family lore, William Henley (the elder) was the son of a man named Samuel Henley, who was born in Virginia, moved to Kentucky, and later to Nashville, TN. I seek birth or baptismal information for Davidson County, c1820-1850 and Census records for the 1830 and 1840 Census. Do these records exist? I work in Washington, D.C. and happy to trade DAR or National Archives research for Davidson County research. Thanks, Chris Allen

      CREEL, William (b ? in VA., died 1844, Davidson County, TN) married Elizabeth Bradshaw in Davidson County in 1812. Who was his first wife? Who were his parents and where did he come from in Virginia? What happened to his other children? Was James M. Creel a son by his first marriage? Any information is appreciated.

      Seeking information on William Reeves, born 1755 Northampton Co., NC, brother of Charlotte Reeves who married James Randolph Robertson. William came to Davidson Co., TN ca 1804, then to Illinois ca 1828; came back to Tennessee where William is said to have died 1830. Did they come back to Davidson Co? Is this the county in which he died? Widow Margaret died 1838 in Tennessee - Davidson Co?

      Looking for information on Arthur or Otho Steven Hill. He was born abt.1805 in either Irelan or N.C. He died in 1904 in Nashville, Davidson county. I have other Hill information from then until present. He was the father of James Henry Hill, b. 3/10/1830. We have no info on Othos wife, etc. Any and all help would be appreciated.


      Looking for descendants of John STILES or STYLES born 1837 in Nashville, Davidson, TN and wife Sarah McCourt. Any info on this family?

      Looking for the SPENCE families: Davidson, Perry, Weakley Counties Tennessee. ELISHA SPENCE (ca. 1776-ca. 1840) m. JANE BELL, Davidson Co. 1810. Elisha was married previously to SUSANNA PERRY. Their children: SAMUEL, b. 1800 (South Carolina) M. ELIZABETH INMAN, Davidson Co, 1824 MILLY CATHERINE, b. 1802 (North Carolina) m. LEWIS JONES, Davidson Co., 1820 JOHN DAVID?, b. 1805 (North Carolina) DANIEL, b. 1806 (North Carolina) m. MARY (POLLY) PEWITT, Williamson Co. 1828 WILLIAM, b. 1809 (North Carolina) Elisha was born in NC to WILLIAM SPENCE & JUDE PERRY SPENCE, Pasquotank Co. He may have been married to a JORDAN ca. 1790. Two of their children may have been: JORDAN SPENCE b. 1792 (North Carolina) AMOS SPENCE b. 1795 (North Carolina) Samuel, Milly Catherine & Daniel resettled in Jasper Co. MO late 1830s. They lived in Perry Co. TN prior to that. The others relocated to Weakley Co., TN.


      SWORD, Enoch, b. ca. 1856, Nashville, TN. Listed in 1880 Census, 22nd Civil District, Davidson County, TN, as servant in the home of George LAYTON. Enoch married Annie WALLS and had six children: Elmer, Dutch, Edward (b. January 6, 1894 d. 1948), Annie Lucille, Nettie (b. 1898 in TN, d. 18 Sep 1950 in SC), and Henry Walter Sr. (b. 05 Oct 1909 in Rome, GA, d. 03 Jun 1950 in SC). Any info appreciated! Email: s-rosen@ti.com


      According to family lore Samuel Wallace, b. ca. 1754 and d. ca. 1795 in TN, at one time owned much of what is present-day Nashville. I assume this tale is greatly exaggerated, but does anyone out there have information that would help me prove or disprove this. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Larry Wallace Email:lrwallac@inet-direct.com


      CUNNINGHAM'S of Davidson Co., Tn. How do I get information about an individual who was in the County Asylum during the year 1906? My Great Great Uncle John (Jack) Cunningham was in the asylum on Hydes Ferry Rd. in Nashville. Is there records that will show his mother and father's name? I was told that they were John and Mary\ but I do not have any documents.


      WALKER, John Hiley, b.1701 in Nashville, TN(?). He mar. 1st Elizabeth Stringer 1812. They had 9 children; Samuel, Felix, Lytle, Amelia, Amanda, Derinda, Elizabeth, and John. Hiley was in the War of 1812 in Hickman Co.,Tn with a brother Charles. 2nd mar. was to Sarah Jane Ray in Hickman Co., in 1825. They had 12 children; Irvin, Margaret Mary, James, Elias, Melissa, Sarah, Jessie, Robert, George,and Joseph. Both Hiley and Sarah Jane are bur. near Salem, MO in the Walker Cemetery. I am looking for Hiley's parents, his father may have been Samuel R.Walker, siblings and birthplace.I would appreciate any help

        Hailes/Hale and Wright

      I am searching for information about the Hailes/Hale and Wright families of Davidson Co. TN. Linton Hailes married Jennie Wright in Davidson Co. TN on 4/1/1811. Who were the parents of Linton Hailes/Hale? Jennie Wright's parents were James Wright and Patsey (maiden name unknown). James Wright listed his children in his will dated 11/22/1816. They were Jenny, Betsey, Salley, Polly, George, Joseph, Beverly, John, James, and Jackson Wright. What was Patsey Wright's maiden name and who were the parent's of James and Patsey Wright?

      "STALCUP FAMILY HISTORY" (1986) by Earl E. Jones of Madison,TN. I would like to contact the society or individual who has possession of Mr. Jones' research material used in developing this family history. Mr. Jones died in 1988 without surviving spouse or children. I anyone knows who is in possession of this material, please email me.


      I am seeking information about my father, James Randolph Potter. He was born in Davidson County in l900. He left Tn. when he was l7 and came to La. He was the son of a "Hardshell Baptist" preacher, I understand. He had a brother and a sister, I believe. There is no birth certificate, or any record I could find when I came to Nashville years ago to try to get info. I met some very nice Potters in my search, but none who knew of my father. I would sincerely appreciate any help. He married my mother in l934 and I was born in '35. He was killed in a sawmill accident in '36. My mother passed away recently and we still had not made any headway in our search. I want absolutely nothing but information. I am in my sixties now and would love to be able to tell my children and grandchildren something about him. ANDI have always had a yearning to know about him. Thanks in advance for any help.


      Searching for information on Thomas S. DULIN, b. abt. 1808 in VA or NC, lived in Robertson or surrounding counties the first half of 1800's. Thomas' father was John DULIN, as was his grandfather. Thomas m. Margaret (Peggy) SWIFT, b. abt. 1809 in TN or NC. Am interested in information on any of the above and on children and/or siblings of any of the above. They are also said to have lived in Davidson Co., TN.


      I would like to make connect with any BRYANT researcher looking in DAVIDSON CO. AND WILSON CO. DAVIDSON Searching for any BRYANT's of Davidson Co. And Wilson Co. TN Samuel Bryant is listed in Davidson Co around 1790. I would like to know his relationship with the other BRYANT's of Davidson Co TN.

        Les Shroyer    Wed, 30 Oct 1996 22:47:15


      Seeking data on the families of Dillahunty, Vizier/Viser/Vizer who were inter-married in Davidson Co., TN about 1801 to 1810...Wish to contact anyone who has connections to a Polly Dillahunty who married John L. Vizier on 1810 in Davidson Co., Tn...The John L. Vizier was the son of Andre Jacque (Andrew Jackson) Vizier/Vizer who was a French Soldier who came from France and fought with Lafayette against the British for the Colonies...found him listed in Franklin Co., Tn in 1830. Tried to draw a pension in 1832 but was denied as he was a French Soldier on foreign soil...Need help on this family line...

      I am looking for any information on a John Gibbs who died in Davidson County in 1841 and had two sons by the names of Alexander B. and Valentine W. There were other children, but I don't know their names. Alexander B. married a Marilla Simmons in 1841. The family lived in the Ashland City area.

      Seeking any data on the family/ancestors of John McCain b.5 Mar. 1806 TN; d. 1 Apr. 1863 Pine Bluff, AR; m. Elizabeth Nance 21 Dec. 1826, Davidson Co., TN. She was b. 8 Jul. 1809 NC; d. 19 Jun. 1877, Dallas Co., TX

      Researching Hope family in Davidson County c. 1770-1810. Two Adam Hopes, first cousins, b. Davidson County, went to Mississippi c. 1800-1812, one to Yazoo County and one to Wilkinson County. Nathaniel Dryden Hope, brother of one Adam, also went to Mississippi c. 1810-1825, and died Wilkinson County, Ms. 1825.


      Searching for information on the Cravin and Winifred Weaver family. It is known that they were in Davidson Co., TN on the 1811 Tax List. Do not know where they were in 1810. In 1800 were in Halifax Co., NC. Any information or ideas would be appreciated. JCRAINWEAVER@wow.com or xzvm89a@prodigy.com JEANNE WEAVER, R.R. 3, Box 279, Petersburg, IL 62675

      Seeking any info for William Compton. Born Va. 1767, Died Davidson Co. Tenn 184?. Married to Susan Mullin. Particularly info on his parents. Thanks.

        Mary Hill    Sat Oct 26 11:23:13 1996


      Does anyone have information on John Wood of Davidson Co., TN whose farm was sold for taxes about 1795-1810. Who was he, where did he come from, and did he die in Davidson Co.?

      HANES, ELAM, DOWNING I have a copy of a page from Family Bible, list Charles HANES married on 5 Oct 1913 to Emma ELAM. at Nashville, Tenn. Listed in a group of births/deaths of people with the surnames: ELAM, DOWNING & HANES . Would like to correspond with anyone with these family ties.

      I am researching Davidson Co. for the family of Joseph Edmund Jones b1886 married 11-15-1915 Maime Gladys Berry b10-18-1895 d. 10-1992 Both of the Goodlettsville, and Union Hill area. Parents were Joseph Byrant Jones (b9-22-1848 d8-3- 1919) and Evaline Fryer(b8-16-1847 d9-14-1914). Other names researching in the county are William E. Jones and Louise C. H(M)aggard and Samuel T. Fryer(b1805? - d1877?) Julia Ann Jones (b1815 NC d 1887?) Also looking for the children of Edward Hershel Berry (b? d5-6-1940) and Nannie Vowell (b10-12-1867 KY d 1937) all the childern would have been born in Ky before 1896

      Looking for the parents of Sebe/Sebrum PAYNE b. 4 Jan 1867 in IL. or any additional information on him. m. Louise SETTLE 26 Oct 1882 in Davidson Co. TN Had the following children Minnie 1883-85 Carlie 1886 Clifford Joseph 23 Dec 1888 Earl 1891 Clyde Carl 29 Aug 1893 George 20 Dec 1896

      The Polk City Directory for Nashville [Davidson Co.] for 1957 lists a Theo A [I believe the A stands for Allen] BLAIR, widow of W D BLAIR to be residing at 166 Kenner Av., in Nashville, TN. She is not listed in the 1958 Polk City Directory. I believe she died, and I am trying to find more info on this lady, as I believe she was the sister of my grandmother, Cora Thomas, nee Allen. Does anyone know where I could access an index of obituaries published in the Nashville _Banner_ for the years 1957 and 1958?

      Need information on JOHN RANDALL s or NANCY RANDALL s in Davidson Co., TN in 1880-1920 children were Mamie,James Martin, Mecheam, Fate, Melissa all continued to live in Davidson Co., Cheatham Co, Nashville, TN area. John Randall was born in TN 1847?

      I am looking for information on James HAYS (1758-1830) who lived on the East Fork of Station Creek 1783-1798. Also I am trying to determine if Col. John 'Jack' Coffee HAYS(1817-1883), son of Harmon A. HAYS (d:1832) is related to my line (James HAYS). Harmon's family hailed in Little Cedar Lick (near The Hermitage). Harmon has a brother named Stockley. Both family lines are from Augusta Co., Va and of Scot-Irish descent.

      Researching Isaac Roberts b. 01 Mar 1764 NC d. 19 Feb 1816 Springhill, Maury Co. TN, married Mary (Polly) Johnson b. 17 May 1772 NC d. 15 Mar 1844 Maury Co. TN; married 5 Nov 1789 Davidson Co.TN) Need parents of both. Children: Mark R, John A, Persia Lecy, Patsey, Elijah, Polly J, Nancy C, Moses Fisk, Rachel, William

      Need info on WILLIAM LOWE, b.1808 (where?), d.1847 in Davidson Co., Nashv'l., TN and wife BRIDGET (COYLE) LOWE, b. 1814, Longford, Ire., d. 1854 in Davidson Co., Nashv'l., TN. Had at LEAST one son (proven) - WM. THOMAS LOWE, b. Apr., 1842 in TN, d. 1917 same location as parents. Executor of BRIDGET's will in 1856 was JAMES MCLAUGHLIN, Schoolteacher from NC, his wife MARY LAW (LOW?) All LOWE's buried Mt. Calvary Cem., Davidson Co., TN in the CATHOLIC SECTION - were earlier rem. from CITY CEMETERY to make way for the RAILROAD!

      I have been researching the SHELBYs of TN for many years. Isaac SHELBY, the 1st Gov of KY, had a brother Evan SHELBY who appears in the early records of Davidson Co TN. Evan married his cousin, Catherine SHELBY, daughter of Capt John SHELBY (Bpt Wales in 1724) and 2nd wife, Catherine DAVIS. Capt John lived in Sullivan Co NC/TN. We are gradually beginning to get the mix-up's on these families straightened out. Would like to hear from anyone with SHELBY and or related families. Mrs Judith A Trolinger THE SHELBY EXCHANGE Hunt Star RT Box 234 Ingram, TX 78025

        Linda     Thu Oct 17 21:54:52 1996

      In search of family of Mollie Mae PERKINS born in TN dob is 5-1875. She later moved to Marshall Co MS not sure with her family or not. I want to know her parents, siblings if any: have heard there may be two brothers: Eddie and Prenice but only hearsay. Mollie married ROSS and died in Nashville TN in the 1930-1940s? would like to know that also. THANK You for your time...

      Iam looking for information about my Grandfather: William Andrew Joseph Beasley Born April 3, 1872 At Nashville, Tn. He had two brothers: Willis Alfred Beasley Born Abt 1878 At Unknown Oscar Beasley Born Unknown

      Researching the parents and family of Celia (Selah) Hooper born ca 1785 South Carolina. Celia first married Samuel Koen Feb 21, 1801 Davidson Co. Second marriage was to Samuel Gower (son of Russell Gower) Jan 30 1807 in Davidson Co. Samuel and Celia (Selah) removed to Southern Illinois in 1828. Need the parents and siblings of Celia.

        Sherry     Sun Oct 13 14:27:54 1996


      Desperately seeking infromation on ancestors of George W. Carlin Jr & Sr. Carlins believed to live around the Madison area of Nashville, and possibly either root and ties to Terre Haute, IN Looking for information on ancestors of Henry Clay Hyde of the Jordonia area of Nashville. Also searching for information on William F. & John Simpkins both married to Saphronia Cato Henry Cato m. Carrie Manlove Edmond Cato m. Martha Ann Simpkins

      DAVIDSON/SUMNER/WILSON/ROBERTSON CO. Seeking info on BARTLEY(Bartlett) BOWERS b. 1810 TN, m. MARY MAHAFEY(MAHAFFEY) c1823 Wilson Co.; Mary b. 1808 SC; his father, JEREMIAH BOWERS b. c1770-75, m. MARGARET EASTEN(EASTON,EASON?) Sept 4, 1809, Sumner Co. TN; Jeremiah's father possibly JOHN BOWERS d. 1803 (Jeremiah signed John's will). Bartlett &amp; Jeremiah in Sumner Co. 1820 census, Wilson Co. 1830. Seek info on unknown siblings. Jeremiah possibly had 7 children; Bartlett possibly had 7, five are MILDRED, JEREMIAH, ROBERT, ANN &amp; ELIZABETH. Is JOHN BOWERS the same granted 228 acres on Sulfur Fork, Red River, Davidson Co. (now Robertson) in 1787 for NC Rev. service and m. widow ELIZABETH ANN FOSTER, Davidson Co., TN 1801 (probably 2nd wife)? Seeking info on how Bowers in Davidson/Sumner/Wilson/Robertson Co. around 1800 related. Have some info on William Pitt Bowers of Davidson Co.


      1. Seeking info on MARTIN DAVIS married to Anna Coen(she later married a Newell Patterson). Their son: Milton Stokley Davis born 1-4-1819 probaby Davidson Co.TN, married Pharaba Ann Tennessee Allen born 3-3-1834. 2. Seeking info on MENDY OLINGER daughter of Rebecca Blackwell born 1826 in Williamson or Davidson Co TN ; William Olinger. Mendy's sisters: Maggie Virginia.


      Looking for parents and siblings of Jane Bradshaw. She marr. William Porter, approx. 1790 in either Davidson or Giles Co. One of her children was named Hugh Bradshaw Porter. A Hugh Bradshaw appears in docs. in Davidson Co., but no will.


      The 1820 U.S. Census of Davidson County lists a young John Lucas, married, with four sons under 10 yesr of age and a wife over 26 years. Does anybody know what happened to this family? Thanks in advance. Lucas James


      My Robert Tucker HIGHTOWER had one brother, and one sister. His father, whatever his first name was, left his estate to one child, his money to another, and his slaves to the third. Who was he? He lived close to Nashville. His son, Robert Tucker, was b. in 1801 in VA, and d. ca. 1853 in Rockport?, AR, but they lived in TN when he was growing up.


      Seeking parents, siblings, and children of the following ancestors who were in Davidson CO TN: William BUMPASS and Thomas MALONE were listed as being in the county abt 1799. William Bumpas married Elizabeth (Betsey) BIlllings in 1804 in this county. Alpha Bumpas married Calvin Malone in county abt 1824. ANy information pertaining to these ancestors will greatly be appreciated.

      Looking for parents of John CRAIGHEAD b.1813, m. Sarah "Sally" Kemp b. 1820, Buried Cub Creek Cemetary, Jackson County, Tennessee. Issue Jane, William, Murfrey, Charlotte, James, John, Sarah, Marshall. Seeking connection to KNOXVILLE or NASHVILLE CRAIGHEADs. Thanks, Robert Craighead

      Looking for issues of Thomas Gorham, Jr. and Sara "Sallie" Sugg. Family lived in both Robertson and Davidson Cos. around 1820. Children; Patsy, Thomas II, Elizabeth, Simeon, Malinda, Tolman, Frances, Henry and Mary Barbara. Thanks, Michele Thomas

        Malone   Tue Oct 1 05:46:30 1996

      Seeking data on Calvin MALONE who married Alpha Bumpass in Davidson CO TN abt 1824. This is the only thing I know abt him. IF you have any Malone lines that were in said county please advise me if there is a Calvin/ Galvin listed. There was a Thomas Malone abt 1800 but I have not been able to find data on him either. This family may have been in the part of Davidson CO that became Williamson CO TN. Much thanks, Bettye Heinrich

      Am looking for the Knights & Paradise (Paradice) families that were at a place called Paradise Ridge. Have some info and am willing to share if you are :). Thanks ! Carmen Farmer

        Maney   Wed Sep 25 07:33:55 1996

      I am looking for family information on George A. Maney of Nashville, Confederate General, Ambassador to Bogota, Paraguay, Railroad president, etc. Born in Franklin, TN around 1830. Died in Washington, D.C, buried in Nashville. Sam Waters

      Looking for the descendants of Hugh Henry and Mary Donelson. They came to Tennessee with Mary's brother, John Donelson who married Rachael Stockley. Hugh and Mary Henry had several children: Hugh, Jr.; David; Issac; Mary; Thomas; John and Catherine. I was told someone from Oak Ridge, TN was writing a book about this family. I would appreciate any help or suggestions, and would like to find out about buying the book. Ann Lynn Bailey

      I am looking for information about the antecedents of Charity SMITH, said to have been born in Nashborough TN in 1800. She had at least two siblings, Eliza and Steadman, and her parents were Zadek (or Zadock) and Eliza (BUNCE) SMITH. By 1818 this family had moved to Bond Co. Illinois, where Charity married John LEE in 1822. Charity and John (with their children) moved to Henry Co. Iowa in 1836. Charity died there in 1865 and John in 1879. Lee Weller

      Would anyone know what orphanages were availble in the Nashville area c1982-1900? I am researching Daniel Clarence HALL who supposedly grew up in an orphanage in the Nashville area. His parents were David HALL and Elizabeth UPTON from Iuka, Tishomingo Co., MS and Nixon, TN. I have had no luck finding any info on Dan's parents. Siblings include William C. HALL and possibly Luther and Belle. All help will be appreciated. Carolyn Nelson

        Overall    Sun, 22 Sep 1996 14:39:42

      My wife's OVERALL ancestors settled in Davidson CO. in the late 1700's. They were heavily involved in the Methodists church, several of her kin being preachers. Is anyone working on that family? While we're at it, my wife also has White kin that settled in Mid-Tennessee after coming from KY and before that VA. Robert White married Nancy Perry in KY and moved to TN. I recall that he died somewhere around 1840. Richard E. Heyduck

      I'm interested in any imformation pertaining to the history of the family of Jacques Timothy DeMonbreun of Davidson Co. Tenn. Sherron Logan

        Neal    Sat Sep 21 08:37:26 1996

      Looking for any info on the Neal family of Davidson County TN. I have a Turner Neal born 1795 in NC and married in Davidson in 1819. Looking for any info on his children.. Hardy C., Samuel B., Ralph M., Thomas B., Amanda Neal, and Mary/Sarah Neal. Betty Haney

        Byrne   Wed Sep 18 14:00:49 1996

      My maternal G-Grandmother, Rhoda Frances "Fannie" Byrne is believed to have had a brother, James Byrne who was a Catholic Priest and was also Mayor of Nashville. Can you confirm this? James is shown in the 1850 census in Jackson County as 8 years old. Your confirmation would be greatly appreciated. Robert Craighead

        Braune   Wed Sep 18 20:54:07 1996

      Searching for any information on F.HERMAN.BRAUNE. German immigrant. Died in Nashville abt 1910. Need info on parents and siblings. Herman married Adelheid Wedekind in Mississippi. They had 5 children, all born in Nashville. Have info on Wedekind and Deschamps families and will share with anyone interested. P.D. McNamee

      Researching WENE, POLK and BARTLETT surnames in Davidson Co. Samuel Marion WENE, Sr. married Mary Frances BARTLETT in Nashville on Jul 2, 1872. Samuel, Sr. was the last mayor of Edgefield before it merged with Nashville in the late 1800s. The WENE family came to Tennesseee from Ohio. Samuel Sr.'s parents and brothers followed him to Nashville. Many of the WENE family are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. William Lawrence WENE, son of Samuel Sr. Mary Frances BARTLETT, married Mary Maggie POLK, daughter of Edward Byrum POLK and Martha Ann CHAMBERS. Mary is buried next to her parents in Mt. Olivet. Family history says that this POLK line is related to James K. POLK. The railroad and carpentry were the main occupations of the WENE men. I am seeking to correspond with others researching any of the three lines. I have significant information that I will share. Mailing address is Dena Marshall, 1700 N.W. North River Dr., #303, Miami, Fl. 33125. (305) 324-0768

      I'm looking for William Patrick BOYD who was born about 1818 in Virginia and married Catherine WAGGONER in Davidson Co, TN in 1840. He lived on a farm near present Donelson, TN until he died in 1896. Steve Boyd

      I am looking for information about the parents of Nathaniel Green Holt, b Nov 25 1836 near Nashville. His father was Moses HOLT, born in VA; his mother Elitabeth (yes, a t, not a z) Bradshaw, born in VA and died in IL. Nathaniel had these siblings: Joe, John, (then Nathaniel) and Flecher. Nathaniel married Sarah Rachel Ray in IL on Sept 9, 1858; he died Oct 24, 1917 in Rhome, Wise Co., TX. If you have information about this line, please contact me. Janet Hubbard

      BRYANT/BRIANT, John m. Elizabeth PUCKETT in Wilson Co. on 28 Dec 1819. John H. was still living in 1870; Elizabeth died between 1860 & 1870. I need their parents and info on their children Mary, Washington, James R., Caroline, Elizabeth, John, Louisa, & Lucy. Their son, James R. m. Nancy E. HOOD in Rutherford Co. on 16 Jan 1851. Nance was daughter of John C. HOOD and Celia FUQUA. I need parents of John C. HOOD. Celia & John C. were m. in Davidson Co. in 1825. Celia FUQUA was daughter of Peter FUQUA and Nance ELLIOTT, both of Bedford Co., VA. Bob Wallace

      Any information on John Russell, b.1787 in Dunlap and wife Rhode Newbury Russell who was born 1789 in Dunlap. Also info on their son King David Crockett Russell born April 17, 1815 and wife Mary Roberts born 1820. Her parents were William Bennett Roberts and Sarah (Sallie) Martin Roberts. Am wondering if they are same Roberts buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Gallatin Pike, Nashville? Rheba Massey

        Wills     Thu Sep 5 23:08:40 1996

      I am looking for any information on my maternal grandfather. His name was Harry Wills and he was a riverboat pilot on the Cumberland River around Nashville in the early 1900's. He died in about 1912 of diabetes. He was married to Gwendoline (sp?) Wills (don't know her maiden name). They had three children, Louise, Jewel (my mother), and Paul. I think they lived either in North or East Nashville. Would appreciate any help. Jean Payne

      LANDON HARRISON born 1792 in Rockingham died ca 1889 Dickson Co. Tn. In DAVIDSON Co. Tn. census yrs. 1840/50/60 He married SARAH ANN BURGESS 1828 in Rockingham Co. N.C. children : ROBERT DAVID 1832 ; GEORGE WASHINGTON ca 1834; JOEL EDGAR GREEN 1838 ( known as Rev. Green Harrison Hickman Co. Tn. Bon Aqua ) and SARAH ANN ( Brooks ) 1845 any info? Mary ( Harrison) Gibson

      I am trying to find information on my mother's & father's family. My father was David Evans Petty born in Graham, TN May 8, 1926 He died May 8, 1973 in Nashville, TN My mother was Frances Gertrude Pirtle born in Nashville, TN July 4, 1927 she died July 19, 1927 in Nashville, TN. My father's father was Dave Alonzo Petty from Texas. His father and mother was Ed & Virginia Cook. My mother's parents were Fred & Ella Mai Carney Pirtle. Patricia Ann Petty

      My grandfather was born in Nashville TN 30 Dec 1902. His name was Thomas Elmore Crumpton. I believe his mother was Willie/Wiley or some such spelling. I do not know for certain who his father was. certainly the parents were not together when he met and married my grandmother. His mother's maiden name may have been Wiley Lowary or Lowery. Thanks so much for any help you may be able to give! Sharyn Bates  

        Wallace    Sun Sep 1 14:54:53 1996

      My GGG-Grandfather, Samuel Wallace, died in 1795 and is buried near present day Nashville. Research has led us to believe he may have been killed in an Indian raid possibly near Mansker's Station. Does a list of those killed in Indian raids exist? Is there an existing cemetery from that period? Carolyn Chilton.

      I am a descendant of Robert DAVIS and Augusta Shumate DAVIS, who came to Davidson County, circa 1835. I have a copy of a family history that outlines their descendants, two generations anyway... I would be happy to pass this along to any Davidson Co. researchers who may be interested. It also ties into the family of Everett OWEN of Williamson County, TN. Dorothy Molineaux.

      Looking for anyone researching the Sowell and Turner lines. They were in Davidson Co. in the early 1800's then went to Boone Co., Missouri for a short time then on to Guadalupe Co., TX. The IGI indicates that Andrew Jackson Sowel and Lucinda Smith Turner were married in Davidson Co., TN, in 1836, how- ever Lucinda would have been only 9 years old at that time. I am wondering if there might be some kind of Intent to Marry that was filed in Davidson Co., that might have given someone the impression that they were married there at that time. They were actually married in 1842, in Texas. These families were in Albemarle Co., Va. and Chowan Co., North Carolina, before going to Tennessee. (I would also like know about the family of Shadrach Sowell, who returned to Va. rather than going to TN with his brothers Lewis and John.) John Sowell was the father of John Newton Sowell, who married Rachael Carpenter, and they were the parents of Andrew Jakson Sowell, who was so-named according to tradition, because they lived next to Andrew Jackson, and his wife delivered the baby, who was named after him. Pat Grout.

        Howell    Sat Aug 31 09:39:00 1996

      Seeking info on my ggfrandfather, William HOWELL (born in PA approx 1797- 1810), who supposedly migrated from Davidson/Sumner Co. to Stewart Co., TN around 1825-1830. Any HOWELL info will be appreciated as I might be able to make the connection. Thanks to all. Linda HOWELL Tirado

        Davidson     Fri Aug 30 08:45:22 1996


        West     Thu Aug 29 18:55:56 1996

      I am attempting to find information on my Grandfathers parents. My Grandfather; Calvin(e) Levi WEST, b 9 April 1890, Davidson County. Need info on parents brothers, sisters etc. Johnny West.   

      My mother is a COPELAND. I am trying to research my COPELAND line, but I am stuck on my Gt.-Gt. Grandfather, Jefferson COPELAND, b. 9 Feb 1812, place unknown. He married Mary COPELAND (family records state her maiden name was the same), b. 2 Oct 1814. Their son, my Gt. Grandfather is the reason why I'm looking in TN. His name was James Overton COPELAND, b. 1 Oct 1841 in Oak Hill, Davidson Co., TN. He married Julia Eliza PERRY abt 24 Mar 1862. He died 24 Dec 1910, she died in 1918. I am curious why James Overton COPELAND has the middle name of "Overton". Perhaps someone in the family was from Overton Co., like his father, Jefferson. That was why I was interested in finding out if your line from Overton Co. ties into my line. Have you ever heard of these people? Are they in your line? Is Overton County near Davidson County? Have you heard of COPELAND's intermarrying? Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely, Loretta Boyer McClellan

      Looking for info regarding forebears and decendants of Sumner County's Nancy(?) and John J. Henley, b. 1/26/1777 (in Ireland?), d. 7/31/1842 Sumner County. Their daughters Sarah A. M. and Mary M. Henley married respectively Thaddeus Lambert Phillips and William H. Phillips, brothers from Charles City County, VA. Thaddeus later moves to Illinois; brother William and wife Mary (my great-grandparents) move to Nashville(?). Gladly provide what little more I know of the Henleys and Phillipses. One immediate problem: I do not know where to look on this Web site for other queries. Help? Huston Horn

      William Dowdy married Bannistine Eleanor Herron 01 Jan 1831 in Davidson Co., TN. Believe his father was also named William and was of North Carolina. Need his mother's name and any information about this family. William and Eleanor moved to MS after 1834. Children Ann, George, Sally, John Tillman and Mary N were born in Mississippi. Wm and Eleanor had son William b abt 1834 in TN. N Wood.

      am looking for information on enoch bonner married francis martin christian . their children were enoch, b. 1892; delia b. 1897; arzie b. 1900, d. 1938; aubry marvin b. 1904. arzie married dora nunnelly b. 1904. they had alvin b. 1927. alvin married elizabeth mae leonard b. 1933. their child was debra b. 1954. Arzie died in nashville. that's all i know. Cecil Bonner

        Jackson     Sun Aug 18 16:12:48 1996

      Looking for the parents of Nicholas Daniel JACKSON b. abt. 1856 in Nashville, TN shows up in MO abt. 1872 married Alice Cooper first, then suppose to go to CO where he married second Mary Elizabeth Stillwell. They go to Iowa then back to MO then to KS and finally on the OK land run had a general store in Guthrie, in 1899 moved to Jennings OK where they remained until their deaths both are buried in Jennings Ceme. N.D. suppose to have brother name William but unsure if true. Any help greatly appreciated have searched over 10 years with no luck, Please help. Thanks Earline Stewart in Texas

      Seeking ancestors/descendants of John Goodman and Rebecca Belton who lived in Tenn early 1800's - John (b 1777 possibly Maryland), Rebecca (b 1791 possibly VA) - they had the following children, all in Tennessee: John B. Goodman, b 1815 Hiram Goodman, b 1817 Steven Goodman, b 1818 Elizabeth Goodman, b 29 Mar 1821, Near Nashville, Davidson Co. Lewis Goodman, b 1823 Marmeduke Goodman b 1824 James D. Goodman b 1826 William B. Goodman b date unknown Early in the 1830's John & Rebecca Goodman petitioned Stephen Austin to relocate in his colony and were granted headrights - apparently there is a letter on file in Texas Archives from 32 of their relatives and friends to attest to their character - at the moment the archives are being microfiched and are not available. I have quite a bit of info on the Goodmans in Texas and later, some of the family, in Cal. My great great grandmother was Elizabeth Goodman who married, in Texas, at the age of 16 a Nathaniel Peck - a member of Sam Houston's Army. Thanks in advance. Faye Cox

        Mcnabb    Thu Aug 15 15:42:49 1996

      Does anybody have any information on Louisa Ann McNabb or Jess McNabb born in Nashville Tennessee in or about 1898? Susan Sevening