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Cherokee County, Georgia

Posted Queries for May 1997

CORBIN, PATTERSON, TOWNSEND, WHITMIRE posted by Angela Key Peterson on Thursday, May 1, 1997

My g-g-g-g-grandmother, Eleanor Malinda TOWNSEND was born abt 1843 in Cherokee County, GA, the d/o Ezekiel TOWNSEND and Anna PATTERSON . Eleanor married Joseph CORBIN , s/o John CORBIN , Sr. and Delilah WHITMIRE . Eleanor died 15 Feb 1934, and was buried in the Old Damascus Church cemetery, Ball Ground, Cherokee County, GA. I am interested in knowing more about the TOWNSEND, PATTERSON, CORBIN and WHITMIRE families.

PETTY posted by J. E. (Edd) Dorminey on Wednesday, May 7, 1997

James and Judy PETTY were residents of part of the original Cherokee County in the section that split off into Cobb Co. by the year 1850 according to the census records. We believe that James was born in 1805 and Judy born in 1812. Any information on these two old pioneers would be appreciated.

PREWITT, PRUITT, RAINWATER posted by Michelle Smith Chumley on Monday, May 12, 1997

My GG-Grandfather was C. PREWITT / PRUITT who married in Cherokee Co. GA on Jan. 20, 1850 to Elizabeth RAINWATER. I think the "C" stands for Carroll. I was told that Elizabeth RAINWATER was a Cherokee Indian. May have been the sister of Solomon??
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Michele

BENNETT, HURLICK, JACKSON, LEONARD, MOORE, PASCOE posted by Darrell Rainey on Tuesday, May 13, 1997

I am looking for information concerning the children of John Henry PASCOE and Grace [BENNETT] PASCOE of Perranarworthal, Cornwall County, England. Many of their children settled in Cherokee County, GA. About 1826, James, John and Samuel PASCOE came to America in search of mining opportunities; they had been miners and engineers in the copper mines of Cornwall. James (b. 1804) settled in PA where he was buried alive in a coal mining accident in 1838. John and Samuel eventually settled in Cherokee County near Ophir where they mined gold on the Etowah River.
John (b.1806) died Jan 23, 1853 of mercurial poisoning from the processing of gold. He never married and had no children. Samuel (b. March 4, 1810) married Mary JACKSON of Putnam County, GA. They settled in Cherokee County after living for a while in Lumpkin, Putnam and Heard Counties of GA. They have many descendants in North GA and the USA.
Other siblings who came to Cherokee County were Ann [PASCOE] MOORE (b. 1813) and her husband John MOORE. Jeremiah PASCOE (b. 1824), a Royal Navy veteran, who had fought in the Opium Wars in China. He married Mary LEONARD of GA. Jeremiah was killed in the Civil War but does have descendants. Catherine PASCOE (b. 1817) also lived for a while in Cherokee County and married William HURLICK of the GA Marble Company in Tate. They moved to Philadelphia.
Please e-mail drainey@uga.cc.uga.edu or write P.O. Box 321, Canton, GA 30114, if you have any information or connection to this family.

DOWDA, DOWDY, WHITE posted by Harold Dowda on Wednesday, May 14, 1997

I need information on William Anderson DOWDA . Sometimes DOWDY . He died in Cherokee Co. in 1877. I have a copy of his will. He arrived in approximately 1849. Does anyone have a land transaction record. I know he bought land. It is very likely that he "put away" his first wife and took a second, a girl named, I believe, WHITE . Does anyone know of a divorce record for William A. DOWDA or a marriage record for him to Sarah Ann(?) WHITE sometime in the late 1860's or early 1870's. W.A. had many children two of interest are William T. DOWDA and James O. DOWDA . William was a teacher and James a Judge of the Inferior Court, lawyer, minister and public official.
I would like to know anything at all about either of these two men, especially William T. DOWDA . Both lived in Canton. William T. was a Captian in the Cherokee Legion. Does anyone have access to pictures of any of the men or their families?

PASCOE, PAULS, WYATT posted by Darrell Rainey on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Looking for further information on the children of John WYATT (b. 1790, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England) and Mary Elizabeth PAULS (b. 1792 St Agnes, Cornwall, England).
They had the following sons:
1 John WYATT
2 Solomon WYATT
3 James S. WYATT
4 Abraham WYATT (b. 1825 Devon, BereAlston) m: Hannah ? (b. 1821, England) Both died Cherokee County, Georgia
5 Francis WYATT (b.1827 St. Stephens, Cornwall, England)
6 Joseph WYATT (b. 1831,St. Austell, England) (d. 1910, Cherokee Co, GA) m. Mary Catherine PASCOE (b. 1837, Heard Co GA) (d. 1884, Cherokee Co GA)
Joseph was a founding member of Ophir Baptist Church in Cherokee county, GA.
7 William WYATT died in Australia
8 Elijah WYATT

The 1851 UK census list John Sr., Mary, Abraham, Francis and Joseph as living at St Andrewsbridge, Tywardreath. All the men are copper miners.These three sons came to America in 1855 to mine gold. Of the eight sons, one died in England, two in Australia, one in Colorado, three in Georgia, and one unknown. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.

TURNER, WOOTEN posted by E. Price on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Looking for links to James B. TURNER born Cherokee Co. 1835. Married Mary WOOTEN on June 07,1854.

HALL, MOORE posted by E. Price on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Looking for links to James Kenneth HALL and his wife Georgia Anne MOORE. Married February 29,1858.

WILLBANKS, WORLEY posted by F. Crowe on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Looking for information on Winston WORLEY and his son, Langston WORLEY. Found in early 1830s land records, listed as sheriff and JIC. Winstson married Elizabeth WILLBANKS early 1840s in Cherokee. After 1850 moved through Jackson, Dekalb and Marshall counties of Alabama before settling in Morgan Co. Alabama.
email Birdcro@aol.com

ROBINETT posted by Harry Littleton on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

I am interested in any info about the ROBINETT family listed in the 1850 and 1860 census of Cherokee Co. I think that Daniel and Mary ROBINETT are buried there. Thanks

KEITH posted by Rita Keith Horn on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Several weeks ago I requested on query on the KEITH family. I was born in Canton on 11/15/46. All of my father's (Mackey A. KEITH) family were in the area. Thank you for any help you can give.

CHAMLEE posted by Anne Barrett Chamlee on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

In Cherokee County, Ga, before 1866, where was the land of William CHAMLEE at Hickory Flat? Info I have says he died 1866 and was buried on his land.

JOHNSON, PENDRE, PENDRY, SULLIVAN posted by Jeanette Martin on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Michael SULLIVAN (O'SULLIVAN) was b. ca 1808 in Ireland.
He told his children he was 14 at the time (abt 1822). Left his 14 brothers behind. That he threw the 'O' in the ocean to show he was his 'own man'.
He and Terrecy b.GA lived/died in Cherokee Co.
Age 62 on 1870 Cherokee Co.census and wife was 59.
They are buried Mt. Carmel near Sutalle,Cherokee Co.GA. No tombstones, but his son, William Cornelius SULLIVAN b. 20 July 1846, d. 26 Jan 1908 wed Sarah A.M. PENDRE / PENDRY has one there. They owned land in Fairplay, 1028th Dist G.M., Post Office: Cherokee Mills
. Michael died between 1870 -1880. I have not been able to check the Wills of the father or son. A dau of Wm. Cornelius, Lala A. b.28 Dec 1876 Cherokee Co. d. 27 Jan 1914 buried Mt.Carmel Cem. wed Akbar Lucious JOHNSON Oct 1896 in Cherokee Co.GA. Akbar/Agbar buried at Noah's Ark Cem. Jonesboro, GA.
How does one find when and where an immigrant came into the USA? Is there anyone in Cherokee Co. that can look up Wills in exchange for my researching Telfair Co.GA records for them?
Any help appreciated. Jeanette J. Martin

FOWLER, NEWBERRY posted by Rhonda Hawkins on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

Seeking the NEWBERRY family of Cherokee Co as listed in the 1920 census. Daughter Katie NEWBERRY was living with her parent Alzie NEWBERRY in Canton. Katie married my gf, John Richard FOWLER c1916. They divorced by 1920 and Katie and their son, Donald Scott FOWLER (1917)were living with Alzie NEWBERRY in the 1920 census. I really wish to find my half-uncle Donald FOWLER before it's too late. He may be using the NEWBERRY name or possibly he was adopted by a step-father (if there was one).

ASHWORTH, PRATER, SURRETT posted by Phyllis McCauley on Wednesday, May 28, 1997

ASHWORTH, PRATER, SURRETT....Looking for anyone researching these lines to exchange information. Loyd PRATER married Nancy ASHWORTH 19 Mar 1845 in Forsyth Co., GA. They were on the 1850 census in Cherokee Co., GA. Loyd PRATER received six lots or parcels of land on July 14, 1854 in Cherokee county from Mary SURRETT; "For natural love and affection which she has for her half-brother and in consideration of the sum of Five Dollars cash paid by Loyd PRATER."


William Jackson BENNETT, Sr, SC (1816 - 1883), m. Nancy C WILSON, Ga, (1827 - 1893). All of Williams children was born in Cherokee, Co. Ga
. 9 Children were born to them, there were 3 Infant deaths. L.J., R.S., D.,
William and Nancy are buried at Buffington Cemetary, east of Canton, Ga. with other family.

1. William Jackson BENNETT Jr, (1842 - 1859).
2. Sam Kimbrell BENNETT, (1845 - ?), m. Mary Ann ?, (1845 - ?). They had 4 children
3. Isreal Jackson BENNETT, (1851 - 1920), m. Ruthie Jane CURBOW/KIRBO, (1852 - 1916). They had 7 Children.
4. Richard Lawson BENNETT, (1853 - ?). m. Eliza C. ALLEN. They had 3 children.
5. Eliza A BENNETT, (1857 - ?) M.[1] E. F. Thompson, (____ - 1904) and [2] W. M. MORELAND, (1854 - 1914).
6. Zachariah Thomas BENNETT, (1861 - 1922). m. [1] Fanny MARTIN and [2] Iowa YOUNGBLOOD. They had 9 Children (4 Martin and 5 Youngblood).
Bell, Mat, Maude, Oscar, James, Herbert Lee Jackson, Edward, Zachariah and Katy Pearl. ------ Also researching HOOD, CAMP, GOSS, EDGE.

COLLEY, HARBIN, PENNINGTON, VANDEVER posted by Rod Pennington on Thursday, May 29, 1997

Looking for info clarifying parentage of William Carroll HARBIN (1802 -1883) who married Cynthia B. VANDEVER. Census records indicate he was born in SC.
Later, he moved to Cherokee Co., GA before moving to Garland Co., AR (I've been told there was also a stop over in Lowndes Co., AL).
William Carroll's son, Sanford V. HARBIN (ca 1826- ca 1857) was my gg grandfather. Sanford m. Martha Ann COLLEY in Cherokee Co., GA on Feb. 24, 1847 and his family is listed in the 1850 Cherokee Co. census. Shortly after, he went to AR where he died.
Some have suggested that William Carroll HARBIN was the son of John William HARBIN, but I've seen no proof. Any help appreciated.
Rod PENNINGTON, Temple, TX rodpenn@sage.net

HENDRIX, SPAKE posted by Deborah Hendrix on Thursday, May 29, 1997

Looking for Info. on the family of Alison Stanley HENDRIX and Hattie Elizabeth SPAKE. Trying to find where the family was living after 1910 Cherokee Co. Census. Unable to find family in 1920 Census of Cherokee Co.
Were founding members of Arbor Hill Baptist Church.
Know Stanley was in prison between 1912 and 1914, served one year parole in Alpharetta. Died in Cherokee Co.in the last part of 1920 buried Arbor Hill Baptist Church. Where did his widow and younger children live after his death?
Thanks for any info.

WALRAVEN, WILSON posted by Edgar D. Byler on Saturday, May 31, 1997

Seeking parents of Phillip WILSON, b.1817 SC, d. 10 Dec 1902 Lauderdale Co., AL. He married first, unknown about 1845 prob. in Cherokee Co., GA. Two children: George D. WILSON, b. 27 Jan 1846 Cherokee Co., GA, and Margaret N. WILSON, b. 1847 Cherokee Co., GA. Phillip WILSON married second on 4 Sep 1847 Cherokee Co., GA to Nancy WILSON, b. 7 June 1828 (poss. Jackson Co.,) GA, d. 13 Feb 1920 Lauderdale Co., AL. Nancy WILSON was the dau. of Henry and Jane [WALRAVEN] WILSON of Cherokee then Murray Co., GA.
Believe Phillip WILSON may be the son of George WILSON, b. 1780 SC, and Katherine, b. 1785, SC, who are listed on the 1850 Cherokee Co., GA census in household adjacent to Phillip. George and Katherine WILSON are on page 429 1850 Cherokee Co., GA census.

JOHNSON, SHARP, WHITE posted by Julie Jensen on Saturday, May 31, 1997

I am looking for more information on the family name SHARP who are from Waleska. I am a decendant from the SHARP's who started Reinhardt College. John Walton SHARP was my g-grandfather. He was married to Vollie WHITE JOHNSON. Many of the Sharps and relatives are buried in Briarpatch Cemetery. The family settled in the area in the early to mid 1800's. John Astor SHARP was also born in Waleska in around 1860 and went on to be a very famous Georgian as well as the President of Young Harris College for thirty years. Any information on the surnames SHARP or JOHNSON would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

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