1997 Floyd County, Georgia Area Queries
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queries on ancestry from inside Floyd County, Georgia for the year 1997. If you have ancestry that
came from counties surrounding Floyd County, please use surrounding
Floyd County query list. If you have ancestry that settled in Floyd County from outside Georgia,
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Searching for information or descendents of LUTHER WALTERS, born c.
1815 Franklin Co. GA. Married Anna Camp 30 Oct. 1839. By the 1870
census they are in Floyd County GA. Children were Harriet born 1842,
Henry Picknew born 1844, Elizabeth born 1846, Cordelia born 1848,
Joseph born 1849, William born 1853, Laura born 1856, James and George
(twins) born 1858, Sarah born 1860, Julia born 1862, and Thomas born
1865. Any help appreciated and I have information to share.
Researching Marhsal Lazarus Smith (b1840) who married Susan Denson and
Sarah Jane Drummond in Floyd Co. Other Floyd Co associated names are
Denson, Harvey, and Webb. My Gedcom is posted at http://www.getnet.com/~jeannie
I am Looking up SARTOR and in the GA. 1860 census index there is a W. M. Sorter
in Floyd Co., CHULI DIST. I would like the census record or know the list of
family and or people listed with him.
I am researching the following names in Floyd County, GA - most in or near
Rome. YOUNGBLOOD, SHANNON, CLIMER, ELLISON. I have the following:
Rufus Preston YOUNGBLOOD, b. 1907, Rome, GA, m. 1. Nina Lea SHANNON (She d.
about 1950 and was the daughter of Claude Dean SHANNON and Etta ELLISON.)
Rufus Preston YOUNGBLOOD was the son of: James Brannon YOUNGBLOOD ( b, 1879,
d. 1936) and Martha CLIMER (b. 1886 and d. 1954). They are buried in Wax
Cemetery in Floyd County. Any help will be appreciated.
Mary Jane Pattillo
Seeking information on Mary Lu DYER PATTILLO, daughter of Melvin
Nathaniel DYER and grandaughter of Reverend Edwin DYER. This family
were residents of Rome, Georgia in the 1800's. Mary Lu DYER PATTILLO
was a graduate of Shorter College in 1886. Mary Lu married Henry
Agustus PATTILLO after her graduation from Shorter College. Also
seeking any information on Shorter College in Rome, Georgia.
Lawrence A. Gohagan, Sr.
searching for info on Eliza S. [?] Lynch, who along with 2 children came to
Floyd Co. from Habersham Co. between 1860 & 1870. [during the civil war]
Habersham Co. census  shows John Lynch B- circa 1834, Eliza S. B-circa
1836 Tenn. with a Son John M. Lynch B-c. 1862, Floyd Co. census  shows
that Eliza S. is living alone with John M. and a Daughter Mary C. so between
1862 & 1870 John Lynch left the Family [May have been killed civil war] The
Daughter was named Mary Clementy Lynch [Who was my G-Grandmother] and was
B-4/16/1863 Habersham Co. Died 3/7/1919 in Escambia Co. Al. Married William
Thomas Kirby B-12/24/1858 in Ga. Died 3/20/1932 in Escambia Co. Al. and both
are buried at Huxford Baptist church Cem.William Thomas Kirby was from
Randolph Co. Al. Anyone with info. on these Family members would be
appreciated very much, and will gladly trade info. with anyone interested, Thanks
James GREEN b 1796 Wilkes CO, GA, d 10 Feb 1878 Floyd CO. His wife was
Elizabeth LINDSEY. Who were Elizabeth's parents? Their son, Frederick
GREEN m Sarah E. GRIGGS 8 Sept 1838 Floyd CO. Who were Sarah's parents?
Will share information.
Doing research on Hewatt's. Rachel Elizabeth BENNETT died in Subligna, GA.
Her husband, Willis Coleman Hewatt b 8 Mar 1842 in NC, married 5 Dec 1865
and d 23 Apr 1902 in West Armuchee Valley. There son, my ancestor, Joseph
Marsh Hewatt was born 3 Apr 1873 in Greenbush, GA. Joseph Marsh Hewatt and
his brother Richard, were involved in bootlegging around the turn of the
century. Joseph took all the blame, clearing Richard, then left Georgia for
the panhandle of Oklahoma, were he Homestead 160 acres. Joseph's other two
brothers, one a doctor in the Armuchee Valley, the other thinking he had
killed a negro, fled Georgia for North Texas South Oklahoma area. Willis
was a known KKK member. Of course much of these details are family folklore,
so I'm trying to make a definite link between Joseph Marsh and Willis Coleman
Michael D. Chambers
I am searching for any information on any of the following people: Ivanette
ATKINS, born 23, APR 1903 to Warren McDonald ATKINS born, abt 1887 and Mary
Janette TODD born, abt 1890. Warren and Mary were married abt 1902. She is
my grandmother and great-grandparents. I appreciate any help that you can
QUARLES: I'm looking for information on my great grandmother, Ellen
Quarles. She was born in or near Rome, GA on March, 23, 1879.
Searching for FIELD family in Rome, GA . Father, James Madison Field and mother
Margaret H. Lewis around 1840/55. Daughter, Veronica married a Pulliam? and
then divorced before June 1880.
FORBES Collin Edgar Forbes was born in Elbert (now Madison) county GA in 1796.
Sometime after that, his family moved to Floyd county. His father's name was
John. John fought in War of 1812. Both Forbes were farmers and Cumberland
Presbyterian ministers. Collin Forbes moved to Mary Robertson in TN. Lived in
AL, moved to TX in 1845 or 1846. Buried in Andice cemetary, Williamson co, TX,
near last church he founded, Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Would
like any information on Forbes family, before, during, or after Floyd Co.
Marriages, births, kinships.
WIGGINS - EARLY I am looking for information on the families of Alfred WIGGINS
(1822-1849) and his wife, Delilah EARLY (1821-1909). Alfred's parents were
Lewis and Sarah Wiggins, and Delilah's parents were James P. and Nancy P. Early.
After Alfred's death, the family moved to St. Clair Co., AL.
"DENNIS" Brian Keith
Looking for any info on Rhoda Ellen HANSFORD born 14 APR 1839 in Rome, Ga.
Married Unknown surname EADS. They moved to Birmingham, Al. Also looking for
info on Jacob F. KELLY 1844-1909 and buried in Rome, Wife Levicy JOHNSON and
his parents Andrew Allen KELLY and Elizabeth STONE. Other names from area are
JENKINS, JOHNSON and AYER. I have other details if anyone needs it.
- 02/24/97 (UPDATE)
I am searching for any information about my ggrandmother, Ellen Quarles. b.
3/23/1879 or 1881 in or near Rome, GA. Her father was Rowe Quarles. Mother
was named Delia.
Joan Marie Meyering
Would like to exchange information regarding any HARBIN families.
Trying to find the parents and correct name for my Great Grandmother: Matilda
Jane (DeMoney or Demonia) not sure? Born 8 NOV 1868 Cave Spring GA. Married
19 NOV 1884 to George Thomas (Kemp or Camp) born 8 MAR 1865 (somewhere). My
Grandmother was May Bell Kemp born 18 AUG 1886 in Rome GA. Matilda's parents
were a Frenchman and a Cherokee woman, names unknown.
Seeking infor. James Madison Field,b.31 Oct 1816 m.Marguerite H. Lewis,b. 27
Jan 1815. Married 28 Jan. 1836. My husband des. through his daughter, Veronica
M. who married first a Pulliam and then, Due. Would appreciate any help, and share.
Mary Jane Pattillo
Searching for FIELD family in Rome, Floyd Co., GA . Father, James Madison FIELD
and mother Margaret H. LEWIS around 1840/55. Daughter was Malinda Annulet FIELD
who married Melvin Nathaniel DYER. This query connects with the query of Sandra
DUE. Malinda Annulet FIELD was the sister of Margaret Veronica FIELD.
W. O. Mills III
I am looking for any information on PHILLIP WILLIAM HARVEY - Born June 28, 1900
in Forrestville, Floyd County, Son of David and Mary Elizabeth _______. PW
Harvey is believed to have two siblings - Mary Harvey and Andrew Harvey. He
was on boats until he jumped ship in Texas. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Seeking correspondence with descendants of the KIGHT families of Floyd CO.,GA.
I am looking for information on the parentage of Gad MORRIS. Gad was born abt 1830.
His fathers name is James MORRIS, his mother's name is unknown. All we know is that
she was suppose to have been a full blood Cherokee, sister to the Chief. Gad lived
in Floyd County until 1870 when he moved to Prairie Co., AR. He was md to Elizabeth
WANSLEE 6 Jun 1852 in Floyd County. She was the daughter of Nathan WANSLEE and
Grizzel TURNER. Any information would be appreciated.
I am searching for information about my great grandparents, Jesse B. Leming and
Molly Jane Catlett. They were married in Floyd County in 1876. The family is
listed in the Floyd County census in 1880. They moved to Hot Spring Co., Ark.
sometime between 1880 and 1882, when he was killed in a railroad accident. I
am unable to find any records of their parents. There are Lemings listed in the
Floyd County censuses, but Jesse in not listed in any of the families. I would
appreciate any help.
Zadock Moore was in Floyd County Georgia when his son James Madison Moore was
born March 23, 1844. The family later migrated to Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
Zadock Moore had a sister Elizabeth who married J. Hargiss in Bartow County in
1837. Zadock's parents were Levi and Charit y Moore. Does anyone have any
information on this family?
SURNAMES: BARRON, MOORE
I am searching for information on my gggrandparents, James A. BARRON, born 1815,
died, 1868 and Henrietta Adair MOORE BARRON born 1820, died 1882. Their daughter,
Isabella Ann Eliza BARRON, was born Jan.6, 1845 in Rome, GA, Floyd County. Would
appreciate any information.
Wish to be in touch with any one researching the Hoag/Hogue/Hogg line of Floyd
Researching - Henry G. PULLEN, b. Rome, Floyd Co., GA; m. Laura Ellen HOWELL,
b. Rockford, TN; daughter; Virgie Bell PULLEN, b. 21 Jul 1874, Cleveland, Bradley
Co., TN. From the mother and daughter being born in TN, I presume Henry migrated
to TN before marrying and having children. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
William L. Boulineau
My wife is a descendant of both the HARGROVE and the FORT families of Floyd
Co. I would appreciate any information on either family.
Mary Ann McTee
Seeking info on JOHN CHRISTIANBERRY BRUSTER/BREWSTER m MARY MCSPADDEN. Mary is
living in Floyd Co in 1880. Any leads are appreciated.
Am researching the DEAL, AWTREY and EVERETT families who lived in the area of Everett
Springs in Floyd County from about 1840 to 1850, having moved from the original Henry
Count, GA area. About 1850, some of the various families migrated to Tuscaloosa
County, AL. Am especially interested in finding traces of Elkania and/or Euphemia
EVERETT. Will be in Rome, GA area April 5, '97; sincerely appreciate any info on
cemeteries, etc. to search while there.
ABERNATHY I am searching for information on the Abernathy family who lived in rome
prior to the Cival War. Miles J Abernathy moved to Fayette Co alabama after the war.
Family tradition has it that this family owned silk mills before the war in rome.
Please contact me at MR_wright@bellsouth.net if you have anything to share or need
information on the Abernathy family in AL
My GGGrandfather JOHN D. LOVE was born in ROME GA. June 27, 1832. His family lived
in Cherokee Co. Alabama. I am wondering why they went to Rome Ga. to have a child. His
mother was Martha J. McCalman and his father was Byler Love. What was Rome Ga in 1832?
Seek additional info on ancestors/descendants of George Washington HORTON (b. 15 Dec
1826 in SC, d. Floyd County on 5 Nov 1904) &/or Mary "Caroline" HAMMOND of Horton's
Bend (Rosedale), wife of George Washington HORTON. She was born in GA 26 May 1830 and
died in Floyd County 5 Nov 1902. Both are buried in Mt. Vernon Baptist Cemetery near
Rosedale (Horton's Bend). Her nephew was Levi HAMMOND, M.D., who died in 1919 in flu
epidemic. Am working on a HORTON family history & will gladly exchange info.
I am searching surnames Turner, Mull, and Fleming. My grandmother was Carrie Victoria
Mull Turner and was born in Rome, Ga in 1898. She died in 1971 and is buried in Rome.
Her mother was Martha Cowen Mull and her father was Joesph Mull. All are buried in
Rome. My Grandfather was Donald Fleming Turner and he was born in Rome, Ga in 1900
and died in 1950 and is buried in Rome. His mother's name was Sarah Fleming Turner.
Vivien A. Payne
Looking for information on BURKE family. FFIE CAROLINE BURKE b.1837 m. THADEUS HIRUM
COBB 1853 probably in Floyd Co.They moved to Alabama and on to Texas in the mid 1850's.
FRANCIS BURKE was an innkeeper in Rome about 1830-1840 possibly EFFIE's father.
Anne Barrett Chamlee
Trying to locate in GA: JEFFERSON DAVIS CHAMLEE (Chamblee?) born in the 1880's.
Married Minnie Alice Miles of Texas. Sons: Fred, Roy, Elmer Onice, Ermon ("Dutch"),
and Wick. Trying to make the connection.
Looking for information on Stephen Rhudy and other Rhudy relatives. Stephen died 10
Jul 1863, in Rome, Floyd County, GA.
Seeking information on John C, Moore wife Harriet. He was in 1860 Floyd County
Census. I want to know if they traveled to Arkansas.
Peggy S. Duty
If the cemeteries in Floyd County have been published, could someone please check
to find a death and burial record for Susannah Catlett Stoe/Stowe who died after 1839.
She and husband William Stoe moved to Rome about 1834. Son Leban born in 1839 but
cannot find her with William in 1850. If there is a headstone, needs all dates from it.
FRANK N ORRIS
I was wondering if it would be possible to also highlight the family names about whom
we are inquiring. Then it would be alot easier to scan the notes. Don't get me wrong,
I am thankful for all the work and effort that goes into this project.
JOHNSON, JOHN A. born in Floyd Co. Dec. 22, 1817. He married SARAH OR SALLIE ANGELINE
OGLESBY. Unknown if they were married in Floyd Co. or elsewhere. Her dad was JAMES S.
OGLESBY John died in the battle of Oakhills in Springfield, MO Aug 10,1861. Any info
on either person is greatly appreciated.
PILGRIM - PRUETT - MATHEWS all lived at one time in Floyd County, GA. George Washington
PILGRIM, Jr. was born in Floyd Co., GA abt. 1840, he married Nancy Cemantha Pruett of
Cherokee County, AL, they lived near Coosa, Floyd county. George Washington PILGRIM,
Sr was born in Old Pendleton County, SC and move to Habersham County before moving with
his brother Micheal PILGRIM to Floyd County because of a Land Grant for services render
to the government. The sons of George Washington Pilgrim, Sr served in the Sardis
Volunteers, in the Confederate Army. Any information that anyone has on my family lines,
I would appreciate hearing from you. We lost some of the womens lines when they married
and then stayed behind when the Pilgrim clan moved on after the Civil War was over and
Sherman did his dirty work in Floyd County.
I'm researching the HUNT and HENDERSON families in Floyd Co., GA. Specifically Samuel
B. HUNT and Sarah Adeline HENDERSON. I have much information on the Hunt ancestry, but
nothing on HENDERSON. This family lived in Rome and later in Silver Creek.
I am interested in finding out about my great grandfather, George Owens, who was killed
in a railroad accident in Chattooga County in 1889. He and his wife (Sarah Watters
Owens) lived in Floyd County. He left several small children. I am also interested in
the Watters line. I wondered if Sarah were any relation to the Floyd County pioneer,
Joseph Watters. Other lines I research are the York families. (I have lots of
pictures,) the Parks families, and the Pledgers. I have more info on the Pledgers than
the other lines. I would love to share information.
Dave & Nancy Phillips
David Leon Phillips 04/28/97 Looking for information on Martha E. "Mattie" WRIGHT, = b:
1848 GA., d: abt 1921 = buried Sardis Methodist Church Cemetery Silver Creek, (Floyd Co),
GA = m: Dec 27, 1863 to Thomas Alsey JACKSON. Do you have any records showing the exact
death date of Martha E. "Mattie" WRIGHT JACKSON and that she and Thomas are buried at
Silver, Creek? I am researching WRIGHT, JACKSON, CHANDLER, STRINGER, McGEE, FAGALA,
PHILLIPS ancestor lines....Thanks for your help.
POST, William L. [b. 1795±] and Elizabeth CHAPMAN [b.1805±] were m. in Floyd Co. ca. 1938.
A William POST and Elizabeth w/ 6 children were in NW Arkansas in 1850 and 1860 census.
Eliz. was absent in 1860 [died??] & they lived near a MARTIN POST. Other POSTs marrying
in Floyd Co. GA were Samuel? Children were John, Joseph, Pleasant, Caroline, Alzira [sp?],
and JOHN B. all born in GA except eldest child, parents given as born in SC. Oldest John
was 6 at time of marriage??? suggesting William may have been widower. Reinforced by having
2 Johns in family. 5 of the POSTS were reported killed by Bushwhackers during the Civil War
near Logan Community in Benton Co., AR. I am seeking anyone who may have info on this
family. Were these the same who married in Floyd Co. as those who died in AR. Were they
related to Samuel or Martin? Did any survive? Eldest would have been 27 at start of CW.
Did he fight? Someone carved POST in 5 stones and erected sometime after Civil War.
Those stones were removed by landowner but well remembered by some still alive. Who carved
their stones if no family survived?
Vivian J. Worthington
DOWDY and MILLER: I am trying to locate my gggrandparents. James C. DOWDY b 1815 GA and
Rachel MILER b 1822 GA married in Floyd county on August 6, 1837. This is the first record
that I have of them. They settled in Gordon County with a family of 10 children. Any help
with this family MILLER OR DOWDY would be most helpful.
LEE - Searching for information about JOHN LEE, b. 1819 in Kentucky, lived in Floyd county
per 1850 and 1860 Census. Wife was LOUISA (maiden name unknown). Children included JESSE,
NANCY, LOIS, MARTIN, JEFFERSON, CASARILLA, and VICTORIA.
Looking for information on Edwin Lee Brown thought to have been born in Rome, Ga on Dec.
27, 1891. Trying to connect with Brown family from Thomasville, Ga. Father was Edwin Lee
Brown b. May 1864 and married Mary Taylor somewhere around 1885. Had 7 children.
I am researching the following surnames: KELLY, FITZHUGH, OREAR, SMALLWOOD. My
g-grandfather Andrew Jackson KELLY migrated to Arkansas from Rome GA area sometime
following the Civil War. His wife was Rebecca C. and they had the following children:
John Henry Barney, Elias Layfette, Lula, Janie Dora. Andrew Jackson KELLY served in
the NC infantry in the Civil War.
I am seeking more info on John A. Ferguson, Her was born in Floyd Co. Georgia on 3 April
1838, He moved to Arkansas with his father, mother and family, Who were John's Father &
Mother? any help would be greatly appreciated.
Would someone please check the 1840 AND 1850 Census Index and tell me if there is a FRANCES
MARION AUTREY/AWTREY/AWTRY/AUTRY -or any one with these names.
I'm looking for any information on Joseph Allen Wade, and John Wade brothers of an unknown
family of Floyd Co. Ga. John was married to Sara Allaly they had 7 or 8 boys one was named
Hampton Wade. Joe Wade was Married to Angeline Griffith 5 children Angeline, George, Joseph
Allen and Frances and John Washington Wade from which my line comes. he was born July 4, 1848
Rome Ga. they were in Rome until moving to Sandy Mountain in 1867. Any help is greatly
1850 Floyd Co. census a Frances Henderson (female) as head of family b NC: William NC 22,
John N NC 21, James NC 18, Martha NC 17, Eliza NC 14, John NC 13
Sandy NC 12 (male), Wesley NC 10, Emily NC 8, Alfred NC 1/12,
Frances and youngest four boys moved to Morgan Co., AL by 1860 census. Alfred is my anastor.
Need father of Alfred and his mother's maiden name. Older children stayed in Floyd Co. and
Sandy (alexander) may have returned to Floyd Co from AL a married a lady in 1870? Thanks!
Seeking other descendants of William REYNOLDS and Sarah BOBO. Their
children were: Benajah Houston, James Marion, Letty, Willis Heard,
Melissa and Lewis. Have details to share.
Searching: HIGGINS in the Walker County, Floyd County, GA areas. C. Pearce HIGGINS b: abt.1855 (listed in the 1900 Walker
Co. Census, LaFayette District #871, page 185A.
Married Mary J. Norman b: abt.1873 (Married on Aug. 17, 1884 Walker Co.GA) Children are: William L.(b:1884), James A. (b:
1885), Maggie L. (b:1887), Glenn J. (b:1891), SAMUEL T. HIGGINS (b: 1896 d: 1942 Rome, GA), and Cicero (b:1898) I have an
obit of Sam T. Higgins, Rome Ga. 1942, it states another brother not listed on the 1900 Census record as Gordon Higgins.
The obit also states that Samuel's family had moved to Floyd County, Rome, GA from Walker County, GA. It lists the sister's
as Mrs. Burl BRACKETT, and Mrs. John ARNOLD. All siblings living at that time (1942) in the Rome, Atlanta, and Dalton areas
of GA. Samuel T. Higgins had one son known so far, Samuel T. HIGGINS, Jr. Mother is still Unknown. Samuel T. HIGGINS Jr.
married Catherine G. Griffiths from England, they had 3 sons: Peter Richard, Daniel Thomas and David Samuel HIGGINS.
KINSER - Joseph Greenberry Kinser and his wife Eliza Jane Donnan Kinser lived in Floyd County
after their marriage in Polk County, GA in 1874. They moved to Alabama ? in late 1880s or
1890s. Does anyone want to share information on this family?
I am searching for information on James and Permina (Permadia) ALLCORN. James was born c. 1798
and Permina c. 1808, both somewhere in Georgia. Permina's maiden name is unknown. They lived
in Jackson County in 1830, and moved to Floyd County prior to 1840 census. They had at least 10
children: Elizabeth A., Nancy Catherine (m. John Harvey WASHINGTON 12/24/1851), Sarah Ann (m.
Wm H. ROGERS 9/28/1851), Mary Jane (m. Jas. D. Young 3/6/1860), Emily A, Wilmuth W. (m. Lewis
FLOYD 3/18/1869), Wm. Smith (m. Mary A. ? who died young, then m. Louisa June COOPER May. Moved
to Alabama in 1890's), Louisa Aubrey (m. John P FELTON 3/1/1866), John C.D. who lived in Bangs,
TX in 1925, and Calora M Allcorn. I also find a Catherine D Allcorn b. 4/1/1800; d. 2/12/1896
who is buried in Silver Creek Methodist Cemetery, where some of the girls are burried. She could
be a sister to James. Any information on the above families will be greatly appreciated.
Rodney M. Roberts
WALTERS, JOHNSON. I am seeking any info. on William Howard JOHNSON Abt. 1841 and his Wife
Kitty Ann WALTERS Abt 1845. Williams Father Was Lundrum or Landrum JOHNSON . Kitty's father was
John WALTERS and mother was Sarah ?. They left somewhere around Rome Ga after the Civil War and
came to Arkansas Around 1870. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for descendants of a James STEWART who was born in K&Q Co. VA 1805, who was in
Floyd Co. GA by at least 1840 & 1850 census. He was married to Mary Cary SHIELDS. James' sister
Sarah Smith STEWART married Chapman Simpson SHIELDS and they too were in Floyd Co. The mother
of James and Sarah Smith STEWART, Jane Quarles (Nunn) STEWART died at Cave Springs, Floyd Co.
I am looking for any information on HOWARDS who lived in Floyd Co. GA around the 1860's. Angus
MacDonald HOWARD married Nancy Ann LEE. Angus was born in 1820 in Sampson Co. NC and served in
the Alabama Calvary during the Civil War. His son, James Robert Henry HOWARD was born in Floyd
Co. in 1866. Later both Angus and his son ended up in Tuscaloosa AL. where Angus died in 1897.
James married Lula Monica MILLS in AL.
GYLE E. O'NEAL
Looking for information on Horatio WHITMIRE. Supposely was Capt. of Homeguard that was formed
near the end of the Civil War. Their guard was form to protect the neighborhood. Guard was
supposely made up of men who favored Union forces. Two men in this homeguard were from Cherokee
Co., Al - James and Joseph O'NEAL. Any information on Whitmire or the O'Neals would be
I am seeking information on WILLIAM MORRIS, JR, wife MARGARET E BOWIE MORRIS. They are on
1860 Floyd county Census and Margaret is on 1870 Census as head of household. Who was WILLIAM
MORRIS JR father? Is the William Morris Sr of Cobb Co ("the First Hundred years - Cobb County
Ga, P.68) the father of this William Jr.? I suspect he is because this William Morris Sr had a
son named "Saxton". My William Morris Jr. named one of his sons "Sexton". I have made two
trips to Rome and one to Atlanta Archives (from Oklahoma) searching for answer to this puzzle!
Thanks for any help
Seeking information on parents of FREDRICK THOMAS GRIFFIN. Lived in Floyd County at least 1858
(date of marriage recorded in Rome) till he died 1865 (contracted TB while in Confederate army
-- died at home). His widow, Amanda Swilling Griffin lived the rest of her life near Rome. Who
was Fredrick Thomas Griffin? I have his military records, his wife's history for several
generations back, all his descendants but can't find out anything about his life before he
I would like to know the relationship between the Yarbrough family, Henry Hicks family and Eli
Hardin family. I would like to correspond with any descendants of these families, as well as
Cadell and Liddel families, who were with my Hicks family in Little Sand Valley. Can anyone
tell me if William H. Hardin is the nephew or brother of my ggg grandmother, Mary Holly Barton
Hicks. Was she the daughter of John Barton and Polly/Patsy Hardin, who was the daughter of
Valentine Hardin and Margaret Castleberry? Is this the reason that Eli Hardin was the
Administrator of the estate of Henry W. Hicks? Also, could someone tell me the relationship of
Henry W. Hicks and the Vann family. He was killed in an accident on the Vann farm in 1860. He
was digging a well and an explosive blew up and a rock lodged in his check near his heart and
he lived for only a few days.
Vivian Eakes Hull
looking for living BANISTER family members in Floyd County GA. who might be able to help me
with my BANISTER research. I have considerable information to share and now believe that a
sibling of my g-gfather David M. BANISTER settled in Floyd County, GA. Several of these siblings
and their father served in the 17th ALA Infantry. Anyone having knowledge of BANISTERS who might
have information or a family BIBLE is asked to contact Vhull@aol.com. If anyone would checke
the phone directories for phone numbers and addresses of BANISTERS in Floyd Co. I would be most
I am researching HARPER and MCDONALD lines in Rome. I know my g-gfather, Charles Mallory HARPER
was born in Rome in 1839 and died there in 1909. My g-g mother, Georgia MCDONALD, died in Rome
in 1905 at age 59. Both are buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. I am looking for their antecedents.
My grandfather, Donald HARPER, was born around 1870s. He went to college in Macon, then moved to
NY. His sister, Joy HARPER, (unmarried), died in Rome around 1965.
I am researching my gg-grandfather and gg-grandmother, Charles M. and Georgia MCDONALD HARPER.
He was born in Rome, Ga. in 1839 where he died in 1909. Georgia was born elsewhere, I believe,
and died in Rome in 1905. Both are buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. I am trying to research
HARPER line. Charles' middle name, I believe, was MALLORY, which may be a family name, possibly
his mother's maiden name. One of their children was my grandfather, Donald HARPER, who spent
most of his life in NY and in France. Another family surname is THORNTON.
I'm searching for my mother DOROTHY MAI MORRELL, nee RAPER, who I haven't seen since I was 5
years old. Her birth certificate shows her father's name as Z(?) O.H Raper, with his place of
birth being Rome, Georgia. My mother was born in Chattanooga, Tn in 1930. Her Birth Certificate
shows her father's age as 41 in 1930. He married Evelyn Thomas of Chattanooga, Tn. His
occupation was lineman. I thought perhaps I might have relatives in the Rome, Floyd County,
Georgia area who may have some information about my family. My mother and father, Charles
Morrell were married in Lakeview, Ga and divorced in Wichita Falls, Tx in 1952. If my RAPER
grandparents remained in the area, and are buried there, maybe an obituary is available with
some information. My name is Maria and a friend, Janice, is sending this query for me. If you
could put me in touch with someone who may be able to help me, I'd be forever grateful!
I am seeking information on JOHN E. SMITH who was a well known business man in ROME, GA. in the
1930's. John was born in Cherokee County, Bluffton, AL. December 23, 1877 he was killed in
Floyd County, GA. on July 11, 1933. John was married to ROXIE RAY on February 03, 1907 in Polk
County, GA. At the time of his death his daughter RACHEL SMITH, who married a GUISE, lived in
Chattanooga, Tn. Lillian Smith, who married a Harris, lived in Atlanta, GA. and one daughter
who married H. H. Hendrick, her name is unknown, livied in Floyd, County, GA. John and Roxie
divorced in 1927 and in 1928 Roxie married W. S. Berryhill. In 1931 John moved to Atlanta, GA.
and opened a Resturant. I am working on the Smith Family Tree and would like to find his children
or grandchildren. My e-mail address is email@example.com. My name is Edna Smith Stephens I
live at 901 Orchard Mill Lane, Lawrenceville, GA. Telephone 770-995-7109.
I am looking for information on the COLWELL/CALDWELL, SMITH, & COX families in Floyd Co. James
Draden COLWELL married Martha E. DOSS 1st (Oct. 21, 1860) and Mary Delia SMITH 2nd (July 19,
1866) in Floyd Co. I would like to know who James Draden COLWELL & Mary Delia SMITH's parents
are. I am also seeking information on Jeremiah COX, who married Martha WILSON in Floyd Co. on
Nov. 4, 1841. John Cox's father was John COX (b: 1804 in North Carolina). They lived in Floyd
Co. before 1870 and later moved to Clark Co., Arkansas.
The GNIS shows that there is a Dykes (historical) populated place and a Dykes church in Floyd
County, GA. The historical marker or populated place is near Wax and the church is near Shannon.
I am researching a William Dykes b. late 1700s who married Pheobe Singleton, who came from
Georgia and I wondered if anyone could get me some information on these two name places. Maybe a
Dykes family connected with these two places. William Dykes later came to LA.
I am on a dead-end search for the family of my grandmother, Minnie F. Smith. She was born in
Alabama in May 1863. Her father was a full blood Cherokee Indian but her mother was white from
GA. This is the story as I have been able to piece it togather. Her father * Smith was a
Riverboat owner and Captain. The family lived on the boat so they were never counted in any
census. When the boat was sunk by the Yankees in the early days of the Civil War, Capt Smith
brought his wife back to his family home in Ala where Minnie was born. After the war they went
back to the river and Ark. The first documentation that I can find is Minnie's marriage to James
Solonia Mack in 1881 in St Francis Co. Ark. I do not know her fathers first name or her mothers
name but I do have a clue in the name of Minnies Children. Her first son is named for her father
in Law, her second son is named for his father and her third son is named Teggert or Taggert. I
betting that this was her mothers maiden name. She was probably from a county that bordered Ala
that was from the old Cherokee lands. Do you have any marriage records of 1850's that would show
*Taggert to *Smith? This might give me the breakthrough that I need. Thank you.
I am looking for any information concerning a SOLOMON PAGE OR HENRY KIGHT that won land in the
1832 LOTTERY. SOLOMON rec'd land in district 22 in the 3rd section, lot #289 on the south east
corner of Floyd Co.Ga. HENRY recd land in dist. 14 on the NE corner, which may be Murray Co. now.
Nona Johnson 7/8/97 Am searching for info on Ralph SUIT, wife Eliza. They may have been born
in Tenn. and they lived in Rome, GA. around 1880, as that was the approx. time my grandfather,
their son, was born.
I am searching for Joseph FORD Born 1802. Married Sarah SMITH Born 1804. They lived most of
their life in Rome, and Joseph also owned an inn by or at Cave Springs. They had at least two
childern, Joseph A. FORD born 1831, and Martha Gee Ford b. 24 Jun 1849 (There must have been
more). Joseph migh have been born in Elbert Co. and had a mother named Elizebeth.
John Carrol Jones
I am searching for information and descendants of WILLIAM LOUIS JONES, born 11/14/1854 in DeKalb
County, GA. He was the son of C.M. Jones and Sarah Francis Carroll. William Louis Jones married
Vida Wheeler on 02/20/1880 (probably in Bartow County, GA.) In 1895, William Louis Jones was a
farmer in Floyd County. At one time, he and his family resided in Cave Spring, GA. Any info would
be greatly appreciated.
John Carrol Jones
I am searching for information and descendants of CHARLES WILEY JONES (03/13/1857--06/18/1917),
born in DeKalb County, GA, son of C.M. Jones and Sarah Francis Carroll. He married Ella Cunyus on
11/16/1881. In 1910, Charles Wiley Jones was a farmer in Rome, GA. Any information would be
Joan Marie Meyering
HARBIN/HARBEN - Would like to know anythign about Nathaniel HARBIN who m Elizabeth ?. They had
two known kids: 1) Oliver Wiley b 1835 in Lumpkin Co, m Mary Ann CARLTON 20 July 1854 in Floyd
County, and d 30 November 1910 and 2) Nathaniel B. b 1839. There could very well have been other
kids. Elizabeth is on the 1850 census in Murray County, and 1860 in Whitfield County. What is
her last name? When were they married? When did he die and where? Any other kids? Who were his
siblings and parents? Greedy, aren't I? Seriously, I would really appreciate any help with this
family. Thank you.
I have lost my ancestors in 1870 Rome GA. Surname is AUTRY/AWTRY/AUTREY, Francis Marion b:1838
GA.. wife: Frances C. (Biggerstaff or Scoggins) b:1841 GA. They are found in Rome through 1880
Census and then moved to Titus County, Tx. in 1895.
Looking for relatives of James B Goss thought to have died in Floyed Co 1923.
Hope Whitmire Ayo
Am searching for descendants of LUTHER WALTERS (WATTERS, WATERS) and ANNA CAMP. Luther was born
in 1816 and is listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 census in Franklin County Ga. By 1870 he listed
in the Floyd County Census. Luther and Anna's children were Harrison born 1841,Harriet born 1842,
Henry Pickney born 1844, Elizabeth born 1846, Cordelia born 1848, Joseph born 1849, William born
1853, Laura born 1856, James and George (twins) born 1858, Sarah born 1860, Julia born 1862 and
Thomas born 1865. Luther is a brother to my gg grandfather. I have much information to share.
Joseph M. GOOGE b. 1812 married Elizabeth ROGERS (RODGERS) b. 1820 in SC or GA. Were living in
Silver Creek area of Floyd Co., in 1845 when son, Elias Rogers GOOGE. was born. They moved to
North MS. Had other children: William J., Sallie A., Martha A., J.H., Jack, and Rosa Lee. Any
help on GOOGE name appreciated. Will share what I have. Thanks.
D. Nelson (Doc) CRAYTON of Paulding Co. had son Thomas Jefferson Crayton who died in late 1880's
in accident in Floyd Co. T.J. was 1st married to Caroline Matilda HOWELL, daughter of Crocer or
Crocker HOWELL who moved to Floyd Co. from SC mid 1800's. Searching for other descendants of
Crocer HOWELL and Thomas Jefferson CRAYTON (CRATON). Thanks.
Looking for info on my great great grand parents, Alston Vanburen Anthony and Susan Reynolds.
Both are buried in the Cave Spring Cemetery on hwy 411 in Cave Spring, Ga. They had the following
children: Mary Elizabeth, Cynthia Virginia, Margaret Viloa who married Jesse Burns, James Barton
(my great-grand father), John Lee, Anna Reynolds Anthony who married James H. Metcalf, Madonna
Elizabeth who married U. G. Neuhauser and Fannie Daisy who married C. C. Daniel.
Jonah David SELMAN (b. c1881, m. Lottie Lee SCOGGINS) children Jessie (female, b 1908, d?),
William Buford (b. 1910), Roy (b.1913, d. c1995), Gordon (b. 1915), Clyde (b. 1919), James (b.
1923, d. ?). Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Herbert D. Hendricks
Seek information on James (b 1804) and Perry (b 1806) Hendricks brothers to Henry Hendricks Jr
(b 1809) m Margaret Couch in SC in 1829/30. All brothers born in Pickens Co., SC. James and Perry
left Pickens Co., SC in early 1830s for Georgia. James and Perry Hendricks and their family are
listed in 1850 census of Floyd Co., Ga. One brother married a girl from Georgia and the other
from South Carolina. Both brothers named their first girl child Nancy after their grandmother who
was married to Henry Hendricks Sr (b Newberry Co., SC ca 1770) (m Nancy Major b VA.). Seek
information on their stay in Floyd Co., Georgia and where their descendants are located.
R. V. Huff
Rick & Myrna DeJournett Huff-- looking for DEJOURNETT descendents of JOHN COOK DEJOURNETTE m.
March 19, 1835, in Cherokee County, GA to LOUISA MATILDA NELSON, B. July l5, 1817, Canton, GA;
Louisa died Dec. 17, 1893, Rome, GA, and is buried in Myrtle Hill Cem. In business with J. T.
Riley under the name of DeJournett & Riley until the Civil War, when the firm closed out.
Children all born at Rome except two: Nancy Keziah (m. Jerry Johnston), William, Robert Daniel,
James Rufus, Henrietta Jane (m. David Veal), Martha E. (m. Sam Knox), Mary Eliza (m. Ed Gibson),
John Franklin, Florence Virginia (m. Ed Holder), Claude Eugene, and Homer H.
ISO any information on a Green Golden or a Hambright family. Green Golden, b.circa 1835-1840,
came to Rome, GA, from Kentucky where he supposedly met a local woman and married her. He then
had a number of children. One was John Hambright Golden (b.1860) who married a Miss Mary
Elizabeth Bridges of Rome, GA. Their issue was: Gladys Cook Golden, Bessie Golden, Henry
Roosevelt Golden, John Wesley Golden, Myrtle Covey Golden, and 3-4 more unknown children.
Jack Edward Buice
My great grandfather, Elijah Eagleton Buice, was born in 1828 in Tennessee of unknown parents
from South Carolina. He was married in 1849 to Eliza Margaret West, daughter of Milton Peter
West and Cynthia Meadows. My grandfather, Edward Meshac Buice/Byce, was born in Dade County,
Georgia in 1861. He married Frances Dollian Johnson, Daughter of Pleasant Paine Johnson, in Rome,
Georgia, Christmas day, 1887. Elijah moved with all his family from Rome, Georgia to Hill County,
Texas about 1898. Eligah died in Hill County, Texas in 1902. Elijah was living with his new Wife
Margaret in the house of Valentine Buice/Bice/Brice in the 1850 Walker County, Georgia Census.
Jack Edward Buice
My great grandfather, Elijah Eagleton Buice, was born in Tennessee in 1828 of unknown parents
from South Carolina. In 1849 he married Eliza Margaret West, daughter of Milton Peter West and
Cynthia Meadows. Elijah and Margaret were living in the household of Valentine Buice/Bice/Brice
in the 1850 Walker County, Georgia census. Elijah was living in Dade County, Georgia with his
family in the 1860 census. My grandfather, Edward Meshac Buice, was born Dade County, Georgia in
1861. Elijah was living in Floyd County, Georgia in 1870 - 1890. Elijah moved with all his
family from Floyd County to Hill County, Texas about 1899. Elijah died in Hill County, Texas in
Jack Edward Buice
My great grandfather was Pleasant Paine Johnson. He was married to Louisa/Luiser J.. They are
both burried in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church cemetery in Floyd County. Children were: D.J.;
C.E. "Evelyn"; Martha W.; S.J. "Sarah"; Pleasant Paine, Jr.; George S.; Joshua, "Josh"; Ishaim;
Joseph E./B.; Mary "Cassie"; Frances D.; Marianne "Ann"; Philip. Frances Dollian was my
grandmother. Frances married Edward Meshac Byce/Buice in Rome, Georgia on Christmas Day in 1887.
Frances moved with the Buice families to Hill County, Texas about 1899. Frances Died in Hutchins,
Dallas County, Texas in 1911.
Curtis Harris Collier, III
I am looking for the military unit in Floyd County, Georgia which my 3rd greatgrandfather served
in during the War For Southern Independence. His name is Andrew Jackson ARNOLD (5 January, 1833
- 22 July, 1862). He died of measles at Petersburg, Virginia during the War. He moved to Floyd
County, Georgia in the mid-1850's with his wife Elizabeth Susan LYLE (19 September, 1837 - 5
August, 1882). They, along with his sister Virginia ARNOLD & her husband Edward Loyd Wailes
GRIFFITH came to Floyd County from Jackson County, Georgia. All four were members of Floyd
Springs Methodist Church in Floyd County. My 3rd greatgrandmother apparently left Floyd County
during the War to go back to Jackson County to be with her parents. If anyone knows which
military regiment my 3rd greatgrandfather served, I would be most appreciative if they would
contact me & let me know.
Looking for any information on PORTER HARRISON BYNUM, b-1884, place unknown. He was living in
Lindale around 1904 and working for Central of Ga. Railroad. Married MINNIE LEE RAMPLEY, b-1884
in the area. They lived in and around the Floyd Co.-Chattooga Co. area. He passed away 1934 and
is buried at Pisgah Baptist Church near Rome. Any help will be appreciated.
Alison K. Hall
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, George Bryson Thomas, born around 1874 in
Rome, GA. I know nothing of his parents or family before him. He joined the US Marines, married
Ida Prince Doyle in 1903 and subsequently moved to Panama.
Kevin or Jackye Light
Willis Coleman HEWATT supposedly was born in Floyd County in 1849. / I'm guessing the place of
birth is now in Gordon County. Do you have a source in which to search for proof of birth?
Looking for Andrew Allen KELLEY married Elizabeth Stone. Had children Sarah b. 1833?; Allen b.
1835?; Nancy b.1838?; Beny W. b. 1839; Jacob F. b 1844? Unknown when family went to Rome.
Fannanell Hunter Hatfield
I'm looking for my father's family. His name was Floyd Arthur HUNTER and we, his children were
raised in Knox County, TN but I'm told that his parents may have been from Rome, GA. His father
was James Floyd HUNTER and his mother's name was Sarah Maggie BOWMAN. The Bowmans lived in GA, TN
and ALA. James Floyd's death certificate says that he was born in GA but not where. States that
his father's name was James HUNTER and his mother's name was Lettie TOURY/TOWEY, can't make out
Searching for lost brother: b. June 1929, adopted after death of mother. Family tradition says
this baby brother was adopted by a policeman in Rome (Floyd Co). His sister is interested in
meeting. After the death of the mother, some of the children were sent to the Methodist
Children's Home in Decatur, GA. The mother's name: Lula THOMAS, lived in Lindale @ the time of
Researching Lillie SHIPMAN, b. Jan 1887 in Lyerly, Chattooga Co., GA. Reportedly m. Edward
Kennedy in Rome Floyd Co., GA ca 1908-1910. Had one known son, Roy b. ca 1906. Lillie d. 1911/12
from TB and is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Floyd Co., GA. Will share information.
LANGSTON, LAMBERTH, DUNN Looking for information on the family of James W. LANGSTON md Eliza
Jane LAMBERTH 21 Apr 1853 in Rome, Floyd county. She was the daughter of Jesse J. LAMBERTH and
Nicy DUNN. James was the son of William LANGSTON and Elizabeth MCMURRAY. James and Eliza Jane had
8 childern, Thomas Claude LANGSTON md. Julia Francis WRIGHT 8 Feb 1876; William L. LANGSTON;
Edward LANGSTON; Virginia LANGSTON md A.C. MARTIN 30 Oct 1889; Arthur LANGSTON; Walter C.P.
LANGSTON; Jessie LANGSTON, and Clarence Seavy LANGSTON md Ida Weede STARLING 14 Jan 1906.
Russell Hornsby Wright
I am descended from and researching the BECK family who lived in and around Floyd county from the
mid to late 1800s. Please contact me to exchange information.
I am looking for info on Henery Underwood that lived in Rome in the 1920's. His father was Thomas
Underwood of Cherokee co., Al. Any info would be appreciated.
I'm looking for info on my great-great grandparents WILLIAM STEPHEN THOMAS (B:1860)married in
(1878) to CYNTHIA ANN MORGAN (B:1860)
Billy M. Studdard
Does anyone have any information on William Studdard who was born in Floyd County in 1846?
I am researching the O'Barr family. My ggrandmother was Bertie O'Barr, born June 17, 1858, in, I
believe, Rome, GA. She was the daughter of Thomas L. O'Barr born about 1828 in SC.
I amd researching for the John W. Payne family who lived around the Beech Creek Community around
the end of the Civil War. He was married to Angiline Shiver and they had fourteen children. Two
sons, William and Absolom were killed during the "war". My grandfather was Daniel Webster and
lived in Cave Spring, Ga. I am looking where my great-grand father and great-grand mother were
buried. The last place they lived was in Cherokee, Ala., however I believe they were buried
somewhere in Floyd County.
I am researching the Dorris(Dorries) and Persall(Persol) families. William Edward Dorris
(Dorries) was born Aug 28, 1872. He married Rodie A. Lee in Cullman, Al on Oct 27,1901. She gave
birth to a son Luther Edward on Dec 14, 1903. Apparently, Rodie Lee died shortly after and
William married Lenora M. Persall Shoemake(Shoemaker) about 1910(Lenora had earlier married a
Bill Shoemake-perhaps in GA-about 1900 and I am unsure which name she used-maiden Persall or
married Shoemake). Children were Mary Lucille b. Aug 20, 1911 in or near Lindale, John William
b. Mar 20, 1913 in or near Lindale, and William Edward b. Jan 21, 1919. I am especially
interested to see if William Dorris and Lenora Persall Shoemake were married in or near Lindale
and also in verifying that Mary Lucille and John William were born on the dates noted in or near
I am looking for information about THEODORIC FRANKLIN and wife ELIZABETH BERRY. They lived in
Cave Springs, Floyd County, GA in the 1840s. They were Methodists. They were from Orange County,
NC. By late 1850 they moved to Beinville, LA.
I am searching for information about my grandfather, James Perry Saulter, who was born In Floyd
Co. in Sept. 1884. He later moved to Texas, Arkansas, and finally to Missouri. I am just starting
research on my Saulter family and know very little about them.
I am researching the MARTIN family of Floyd Co. Ga., G.W. MARTIN b. abt. 1829, parents were from
Ga. married Elizabeth ? in abt. 1849, was in Arkansas by 1862 and in Texas by 1870, children that
I have located so far are: Francis MARTIN ( married a WHEELER), James A., William Thomas, John H.
Elizabeth. Would like any information possible on this family, they were suppose to have had a
plantaion in the Rome Ga. area.
Charles E. Martin
Terry Neal Martin - 7/18/65. I am looking for information concerning Hollingsworth MARTIN. He was
married to Hanna HEMPHILL. They had 3 children: James Crusenberry MARTIN (born 12/4/1857), Ralph
Alberry MARTIN (born 3/29/1863), and William Mayberry MARTIN (born 8/22/1883). James Crusenberry
MARTIN married Zenobia Clementine SMITH (born 1/8/1857) on 2/19/1879. I am a direct descendant of
Hollingsworth through James & Zenobia 5 generations removed.
We are searching for information on the family of Jane EVANS, b. 1861 in Georgia. She married a
REEP or REEPS, who died about 1898. They had two children, Cora Emerline REEP and Romas REEP. She
married a MCDOUGAL or MCDOUGALD. They had three children; Oma (Ommie)A., Markus and Mary M.
MCDOUGALD. Jane Evans MCDOUGALD and five children came to Northwest Alabama with groups coming
from Georgia by wagon train to work in the Iron Ore strip mines. We need information on parents
and family of Jane EVANS and names and family information of the spouses REEP and MCDOUGALD. We
have information of this family after they came to Alabama.
Betty Nix Crocker
Does any one in Floyd co have access to the church records about burials in The New Bethal
Church in Silver Creek, Ga. We beleive Martha Adeline Pruitt, my great grandmother is buried
there. We believe she died in 1899. We are also looking for my grandparents, John Henry W. Nix
and Martha J. Amanda Pruitt Nix, they may be buried there also. They probably died in the late
1890's also because their children were listed on the 1900 census living with other families.
Looking for info on the family of Lewis P. Freeman. We beleive he was born in Rome, Ga. about
1830. Would like to find out who his parents were.
Mary Jane Pattillo
I looking for information on DYER and PATTILLO families of Rome Georgia. The specific names I am
researching are Edwin DYER who was a Baptist Minister in Rome. Melvin Nathaniel DYER, Edwin's
son, and Mary Lu DYER PATTILLO, M.N.'s daughter. Mary Lu Dyer graduated from Shorter College in
about 1883 and married Henry A. PATTILLO.
Barry R. Cooper
Seeking information on an Elias Mitchel (M.E.) Cooper, born Dec 22, 1822 SC, died April 22, 1904
Floyd Co. Georgia, married to a Nancy Unk; Mitchel E. moved into Floyd Co GA before 1850 from
Gwinnett Co Ga. His issue: Mitchel Jackson Cooper born 1849, William Russell Cooper born 1855,
James Homer Cooper born 1857, Andrew Pittner Cooper born 1860, Ianthia Cooper born 1865.
DRISKELL- Looking for information on Robert DRISKELL b. 10/31/1890 in Floyd Co. Georgia. Also
need info on parents John W. DRISKELL and Martha HEDICK / HEDRICK.
I am searching for information on the parents of John W. BEAM, b. 22 Dec 1844 Polk Co., GA, d.
26 Jan 1954 in Rome, Floyd Co., GA; m. Annie Bell LEMMING, dau. of Joseph LEMMING and Fannie
PRITCHETT, b. 04 Sep 1890 Floyd Co., GA, d. 26 Apr 1968 Rome, Floyd Co., GA. Any help would be
DEAN, JOHNSON- Seeking confirmation that Dr. Alvin Dean, pioneer settler of Floyd Cty (1801-
1869), was father of Charles Pinckey Dean, (1834-1921). If so, where was Alvin Dean born in
South Carolina? Who were his parents? Also seeking parents of William Harrison Johnson, in Floyd
by 1870, from De Kalb Cty, likely born there, c 1818. Have lots of info on descendants of these
I am looking for any information on the Carnes family. Especially Jim Carnes, he was supposedly
a Primitive Baptist minister in the 1700's in the Rome, Ga area. He was the father of Masouri
Carnes b.1818 [ his wife Amia(Amy) Olive Conway]. They had nine children. My ggrandmother, Ora
Elizor Carnes Thompson was born March 13, 1859 in Rome, Ga. I would appreciate any help I can
get. If I can be of help let me know.
Looking for anyone connected to Henry Seaborn Burns, had issue: Georgia Ann Virginia, Wm.
Galvester & Geo. Wesley. Actually what I'm really interested in is Henry's wife whose name was
given to me as - Parthenia Catherine Steerdunn Modonnaville Mahaley Mark The Cradle - or Martha
WHITMIRE or WHITMORE.
I am seeking information on the William W. MILAM family that settled in Floyd County around 1838
in the Big Texas Valley area. My great grandfather, Jesse Lee MILAM married Sarah Comela
WATTERS/WALTERS in 1876. Their children were: Eula Comela, Nora, and Walter. Would like to share
information with anyone researching this particular family.
Looking for Shirleys and Sharps from Floyd Co.
I am researching the following Morrison family that had some of its members settle in Floyd
County after leaving Jackson County. Alexander Morrison born 1760 in Virginia married Mary Ann
Gathright and settled in Jackson County, Georgia. Their Children were: Harriett Catherine
married Zilman Spencer Hood, October 21, 1824, Thomas Jefferson married Christian Zemily Storey
February 19, 1839, Edwin Roger Morrison married Adeline Elizabeth Hampton August 4, 1828,
Elizabeth married Alexander Erwin Bacon May 7, 1833, Alfred W. went to Texas, Eliza Ann married
Charles Dougherty March 6, 1833, Alexander Rhodes Horatio married Lucie went to Texas Marcus
Circero married Mary Gilleland February 18, 1844, Edwin Roger Morrison and his sister Eliza Ann
Dougherty settled in Floyd County and Marcus Cicero settled in Cherokee County but was in Floyd
County by 1870.
I WOULD LIKE ANY INFOMATION ON MY GGGRANDFATHER WHO WAS JOHN PERRY BRAY, BORN NOV.19,1880,IN
ROME, GEORGIA. HIS WIFE WAS julia mariah mitchell,born Oct.09,1880, in lawton, oklahoma.
They WERE MARRIED MARCH 09,1902 IN aRDMORE,OKLAHOMA.
Alexander Morrison born 1760 in Virginia married Mary Ann Gathright and settled in Jackson
County, Georgia. Their Children were: Harriett Catherine married Zilman Spencer Hood October 21,
1824; Thomas Jefferson married Christian Zemily Storey February 19, 1839; Edwin Roger Morrison
married Adeline Elizabeth Hampton August 4, 1828; Elizabeth married Alexander Erwin Bacon May 7,
1833; Alfred W. went to Texas; Eliza Ann married Charles Dougherty March 6, 1833; Alexander
Rhodes Horatio married Lucie went to Texas; Marcus Circero married Mary Gilleland February 18,
1844; Edwin Roger and his sister Eliza Dougherty moved to Floyd County. Edwin Roger gave most of
the land for Morrison's Campground. Would like to correspond with anyone having info on any of
Searching for information on the family of Barney J. Hubbard born 1825 who married Mary E,
Calley/Colley they had 11 children. Barney was possibly born in Rome Georgia. He might have had
a brother Lenard Franklin Hubbard who married Mary Barlett and their father might have been
Robert Hubbard. Lenard and Mary are listed in the 1880 census in Etowah County Alabama with
children. Place of birth for them was Rome, Ga. Please contact me if you have any information
you think might link to this family. I will share what information I have on them.
I am looking for information on Thomas Henry Pledger, born September 21, 1794 in Granville
County, NC, died March 14, 1880 in Floyd County, GA. Spouse: Nancy Ford, born Abt. 1800, died
Feb 22 1848, Floyd County, GA, married in Elbert County, Any information will help, I will share
what information I have.
Searching for the family of Hettie Dodd from Rome, GA. Mother was Virginia ___Dodd. Hettie born
June 25, 1898 and had siblings Arlene, Marion, Richard, and Henry. Hettie married Claude
Henderson, son of Oscar and Lou Henderson from Ga. Any info on these families would be
Researching John DAVIS (b. 16 May 1842 - d. 24 Mar 1922 in Floyd County, Ga) who married Martha
Adaline MILAM (b. 7 Jan 1849 - d. 18 Oct 1928 in Floyd County, GA) on 2 May 1867. Both were
buried at the Old Antioch Baptist Church cemetery, which is now on the Rocky Mountain property.
John was the son of Joseph E. DAVIS (b. Unknown in New York - d. Before 1860, probably in Floyd
County, GA) who married Amy HARGIS (b. Unknown - d. After 1860, probably in Floyd County, GA).
I am sure that John had siblings, but have no information on them. If anyone has information on
this family, please contact me.
Researching W. F. (William?) WHITFIELD (b. Unknown - d. 19 May 1889 in Floyd County, GA) who
married Elizabeth _____ (b. Unknown - d. 11 Dec 1874 in Floyd County, GA). Both are supposed to
buried at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Floyd County. Their daughter, Mary Parthenia
WHITFIELD (b. 1 Aug 1863 - d. 6 Mar 1943) married John Shelton PLEDGER on 24 Jan 1878 in Floyd
County, GA. If anyone has information on the WHITFIELD family, please contact me.
Researching John Pearson GILES (b. 17 Feb 1845 - d. 24 Mar 1910) who married Mary Elizabeth
(Molly) DANIEL (b. 14 Sep 1841 - d. 20 Oct 1925) on 20 Feb 1868. Mary (Molly) is buried at the
Beech Creek United Methodist Church cemetery in Floyd County. John Pearson is buried in Pisgah,
AL. Their children were: Charles W. GILES, Clarry L. GILES, Willie James GILES, Winnie Mary
GILES, Florence Elizabeth GILES, and Eula Louise GILES (who married Arch Dean DAVIS). I have no
information on either John Pearson's or Mary Elizabeth's parents; however, I do know that Mary
Elizabeth had a sister named Lou/Louise who married a POWELL and later moved to Oklahama. If
anyone has any information on this family, please contact me.
Researching Aquilla PHELPS (b. 12 Dec 1789 in Rowan County, NC - d. About 1871 in Floyd County,
GA) who married Jane HENSON (b. Unknown - d. Unknown) in Clarke County, GA on 1 Dec 1807.
Aquilla's father was Thomas PHELPS (b. 19 Aug 1759 in Rowan County, NC - d. 12 Jul 1835 in
Jasper County, GA) who married a TEAKLE (not sure if this was her first or last name). Aquilla
lived in Jasper County, GA for most of his life; however, most of his children had migrated to
Floyd County by the 1850s. If anyone has information on this family, please contact me.
Researching John Henry HOUSE (b. 26 Apr 1847 - d. 21 Apr 1907 in Floyd County, GA) who married
Matilda Jane CALLAWAY (b. 18 Sep 1848 - d. 5 Apr 1903 in Floyd County, GA) on 24 Dec 1871 in
Floyd County, GA. Both were buried at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Floyd County. I have their
children as: Georgia HOUSE and Willie Lou HOUSE (twins), Sarah Edna HOUSE, Mary Jane HOUSE,
Charles Daniel HOUSE, Saphronia Ann HOUSE, David Franklin HOUSE, and Hattie Jane HOUSE. I have
limited information on John Henry's ancestors, but nothing on the CALLAWAY family. Will be happy
to share or exchange information.
Donna Moore Byas
Researching the Charles Moore/More family - lived around the Hightower Mission area about
1800-1837 or so.Cherokee family. Members of the Hightower church(started by ABCFM missionaries).
Charles, wife Rebecca both born 1780-1790 or so, not sure, sons Killer, Edward or Ned, Mathew or
Reader, Elijah, Luther, Rattlesnake, daughters Elizabeth, Jane & Ellen or Ellenor who married
George Caruther Woodall. Lots of info on the Oklahoma side, need help or enlightenment on
Looking for information on a William Ray who married Cullen S. "Cullie" Caldwell in Greene Co.
GA. in 1879. They were living in Floyd in the 1890's and Mrs Ray started a Baptist Church at
Livingston, Ga., Which is between Rome and the AL. state line, across the river from Coosa, Ga.
In 1900 the family had moved to Cherokee Co. AL. and had ten living children. Some people say
that Mr, Ray went by the name of JOHN, but on the 1880 census in Greene Co. GA. he was listed as
William. Anyone with information on this family PLEASE connect me by e-mail or call me collect at
334-821-9581. Or write me snail-mail: Robert Leath, P.O. Box 3182, Auburn, AL. 36831
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