Heard County Query Archives
Jul - Dec 1997


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INDEX

Abna, Adams, Allen, Alsabrook, Bailey, Bennett, Blanks, Blanks, Boyd, Boyd, Breed, Brown, Buttram, Cato, Cato, Childs, Cooper, Crews, Crews, Dobbins, Dorman, Duckett, Edmonds, Edmondson, Edwards, Elmer, Etchison, Gamble, Garrison, Green, Grissom/Grisham, Hagan/Hagen, Hagins, Hewitt, Hogan, Hogan, Hood, Houston, Hubbard, Hubbard, Jackson, Jean, Jones, Kelly, Kitchens, Kugler, Lancaster, Lester, Massey, May, Middlebrooks, Modisett, Moore, Neece, Nolan, Norwood, O'Neal, Paschal, Phillips, Phillips, Pollard, Powell, Roberts, Rogers, Salter, Smallwood, Tackett, Tatom/Tatem, Teal, Thomaston, Thornton, Vickers, Walls, Welch, Williams, Winchester, Wright, Wright, Yates,


PHILLIPS, WELCH
DPhill4502@aol.com 12/29/97
Elijah PHILLIPS (born 1796 in SC) and Rebecca PHILLIPS (born 1800 in GA) married in Morgan County, GA in 1825. Their children were Solomon F (born 1836 in GA), Thomas J (born 1841 in Marion County, GA) and Elijah (born 1840ís in Marion County, GA - later moved to Heard County, GA). The younger Elijah married a Mary WELCH in Heard County, their children were born in the 1860's. We need help finding records or documents on this Heard County family.

LESTER, COOPER, ELMER
Nancy Bannister 12/29/97
Looking for this LESTER family from Heard Co., GA. Can anyone help?

Descendants of John Oliver LESTER:
1 John Oliver LESTER b: 04 Apr 1893 Heard Co., GA d: 14 Apr 1948 Atlanta, Fulton Co.,    GA
   +Florence Effie COOPER b: 16 Jan 1902 GA m: Abt. 1922 GA d: 24 Jun 1983 Atlanta,      Fulton Co., GA Father: Garland COOPER Mother: Lena Inez ELMER
...... 2 Michael B LESTER b: Abt. 1923
...... 2 J Robert LESTER b: Aft. 1924

ROGERS, HAGEN/HAGAN, BENNETT
Ronald Campbell 12/29/97
I am looking for information on Thomas ROGERS, who appeared in the 1860 census for Heard Co. GA, b. ca. 1839. He was, according to family legend, killed in the Civil War. He married, after the 1860 census, Mary Jane HAGEN, b. ca. 1846, daughter of a Martha HAGAN, b. ca. 1820. They were in house # 495 in 1860 census, near where Thomas ROGERS lived. Mary Jane bore a child, Anna M. ROGERS, b. 9 Dec 1861, who was found in the 1870 census for Heard Co. Georgia living in the household of David BENNETT; her mother was listed as the wife of David BENNETT. I would appreciate any further information you might be able to provide. Thanks.

CATO
Gene L. Cato 12/4/97
Do you have, or do you know, someone who has information on the ancestors, descendents, siblings, marriage connections, etc. of any of the persons in the following CATO line? George CATO b. Abt 1794 in Sumter Co., S. C. and d. Wilkinson Co. GA. His son William C. CATO, my great-great grandfather, b. August 12, 1816 in Wilkinson Co., Ga. lived a short time in Muscogee Co., Ga. and then moved to Heard Co., Ga. where he raised eighteen children and died August 15, 1889. He is buried in Westley Chapel Cemetery in Enon Grove area of Heard County. His children were (1) Thomas C. CATO b. 1838 and d. July 24, 1864 in Richmond Va., C.W. (2)Melissa CATO b. 1840, d. June 24, 1905 in Troup Co. Ga. (3) James A. CATO b. 1841, d. December 4, 1861 in Richmond, Va., C.W. (4) William Franklin CATO b. May 1842. His son was Jackson L. CATO. (5)Francis CATO b. 1843. (6)Lerena A. E. CATO b. 1844. (7) Jesse CATO b. 1845. (8)Elizabeth CATO b. 1847. (9)Jeremiah "Jerry" Johnson CATO b. May 30, 1850 in Heard County and died in Calhoun Co., Ala. January 8, 1940. (10)Caroline CATO b. 1852. (11)Andrew CATO b. 1854. (12)Mary A. R. CATO b. 1856. (13)Martha CATO b.1857. (14)Kitty CATO b. 1858. (15)Amelia CATO b.1860. (16 Dovie Dorthy CATO b. 1863. (17) Saline CATO b. 1865. (18)Charles "Charlie" CATO b. December 10, 1869 and died April 9, 1923. If you should have any information I would like to hear from you.....

POWELL, POLLARD
Stevie Lou Powell 12/4/97
I am searching for information on the POWELL families that were in Heard County, especially in 1850. I believe the Ievin POLLARD who was there in particularly in 1850 age 65, was a brother of my Great Great Grandfather Pugh POLLARD. I know he was in Pitt County, North Carolina and moved to Greene County, Georgia by 1807. Will share all information.

WRIGHT, HOGAN, HUBBARD, BLANKS
Robyn Wright Houp 12/4/97
My great-grandfather Joseph W. WRIGHT b/1839-1840 Married Sarah A. HUBBARD b/1844-45. They appear on the 1880 Heard Co. Census-- Texas district - 761..I believe her parents were from Virginia and South Carolina. Need any information available about Joseph's or Sarah's parents such as name, b/d d/d. etc. Was either of their mothers Creek or Cherokee Indian?
One of their sons, John McLucas WRIGHT b/7/17/1878; d/3/26/1968 was my grandfather. He married Ella HOGAN (Eller) b/6/15/1878; d/7/22/1928. She was the dau of Tom HOGAN and Mary BLANKS. Tom and Mary may have lived in Coweta County. Need any information on either the HOGAN or BLANKS families.

VICKERS, EDMONDS, GRISSOM/GRISHAM, TATOM/TATEM, DORMAN, EDWARDS, SALTER, HOUSTON, EDMONDSON
Dale Thomas 12/4/97
Charles Dean VICKERS b 25 Dec. 1806 Ga and d after 1881 at Antioch, Heard Co., Ga. He married 13 Oct. 1831 in Walton Co., Ga Martha G. EDMONDS who was b 22 Dec 1817 Ga and d 21 Feb. 1892 Heard Co., Ga. Charles is believed to have been the son of William VICKERS and Milligan GRISSOM (GRISHAM). Martha is believed to be daughter of John EDMONDS and Aurilla H. TATOM(TATEM). They had the following children: Archibald b 6 Nov. 1834, d 30 Aug. 1835; Aurilla G. b 16 May 1836, md Allen DORMAN and d in Blount Co., Ala; Hugh Tatum B 1838 d 10 Sep 1862 at 2nd Battle of Manassas; William b 1840 d between 1893-1900 Keller, Tarrant Co., Tex; Charles Sanford b 1 Nov 1842 Houston, Heard Co., d 28 Oct 1886 Owensby, Heard Co., md Eugenia Indinia EDWARDS 1 Nov. 1867 Owensby; Ellen b 1845 Ga m. Lee SALTER and d in Okla; John E. b 22 Decl 1847 at Houston , Heard Co and d 30 Apr 1918 Port, Kiowa Co., Okla, md Emma Henry HOUSTON Dec 1872 in Heard Co; Anna b 4 Dec. 1853 Houston and d 24 Dec. 1934 Atlanta, Ga, md Augustus Haralson EDMONDSON 9 Jan 1877.

PHILLIPS, ALLEN
Anne W. Westbrook 11/8/97
I am looking for any information on Rev. Trustin/Tristan PHILLIPS who was born c. 1804 in Darlington District SC. By 1830 he was in GA (Newton Co. in 1830; Fayette in 1840 and 1850; Heard in 1860 and 1870; and Clayton in 1880). In 1870 Trustin and Piety had four ALLEN children living in their household, including Jeremiah ALLEN (1858-1883). Jeremiah and his sisters were children of Henry A. (b. c. 1830) and Sarah ALLEN (b. c. 1833) who had both died by then. Sarah died in 1863 while Henry was serving in the Confederate Army and Henry died in federal prison camp at Ft. Delaware DEL in 1864. In 1880 Trustin and Piety were in Clayton Co. and J.S. ALLEN was still in their household. Did Trustin pastor a church in Heard and are there church minutes? He pastored churches in Fayette and Clayton before and after his time in Heard. I wonder if Sarah ALLEN was Trustin's and Piety's daughter. The 1850 census does not show a Sarah of her age in their household, however. I also wonder if Trustin and John PHILLIPS of Fayette County were brothers. They and their wives once joined Bethsaida Baptist Church in Fayette on the same day and another time joined that church within a few months of each other. I'll be very grateful for any leads and I'll share any information I have as well as pay the costs of any postage and copyin involved. Anne W. Westbrook 218 West Jones St. Savannah GA 31401

CATO
Gene Cato 11/8/97
CATO .... Do you have, or do you know someone who has information on the ancestors, descendents, siblings, marriage connections, etc. of any of the persons in the following CATO line? George CATO b. Abt 1794 in Sumter Co., S. C. and d. Wilkinson Co. GA. His son William C. CATO b. August 12, 1816 in Wilkinson Co., Ga. lived a short time in Muscogee Co., Ga. and then moved to Heard Co., Ga. where he raised eighteen children and died August 15, 1889. He is buried in Westley Chapel Cemetery in Enon Grove area of Heard County. His children were (1) Thomas C. CATO b. 1838 and d. July 24, 1864 in Richmond Va., C.W. (2)Melissa CATO b. 1840, d. June 24, 1905 in Troup Co. Ga. (3) James A. CATO b. 1841, d. December 4, 1861 in Richmond, Va., C.W. (4) William Franklin CATO b. May 1842. His son was Jackson L. CATO. (5)Francis CATO b. 1843. (6)Lerena A. E. CATO b. 1844. (7) Jesse CATO b. 1845. (8)Elizabeth CATO b. 1847. (9)Jeremiah "Jerry" Johnson CATO b. May 30, 1850 in Heard County and died in Calhoun Co., Ala. January 8, 1940. (10)Caroline CATO b. 1852. (11)Andrew CATO b. 1854. (12)Mary A. R. CATO b. 1856. (13)Martha CATO b.1857. (14)Kitty CATO b. 1858. (15)Amelia CATO b.1860. (16 Dovie Dorthy CATO b. 1863. (17) Saline CATO b. 1865. (18)Charles "Charlie" CATO b. December 10, 1869 and died April 9, 1923. Would love to hear from you.

BAILEY
Brad Mobley 10/13/97
Can anyone help me find information on my grandfather, BAILEY, Mort (born in Heard County 3/29/1900 or my Great Grandfather, BAILEY, Thomas Jefferson of Heard County at or before 1900?

KITCHENS, O'NEAL, MIDDLEBROOKS, GREEN
Ron Boyd 10/7/97
Hello everybody. I am looking for information on the following: KITCHENS, O'NEAL, MIDDLEBROOKS, GREEN. Edward O. KITCHENS ( Born: ?, Died: ?), who married Sarah "Sallie" GREEN KITCHENS (born: 7-2- 1856 in Newton Co., GA; Died: 5-14-1925. They were married on 11-26-74 Thet had ten children; their oldest daughter was Suzie. Also, I am looking for info in one of their children....Mary L. KITCHENS O'NEAL (born: 8-6-1897; died: 10-20-81; buried in the Paren Baptist Church near Waresville, Heard Co. GA) she married John Henry O'NEAL (lived in Glenn, GA) and they had four children....two infants, one son...Theo O'NEAL and Sarh Lou O'NEAL. Also looking for info on Ruben Wade O'NEAL who married Betty MIDDLEBROOKS (born: 6-17-1863, died: 4-28-1935). They were married on 10-9-1887.

GARRISON, YATES, WINCHESTER
Kelly Nix 10/7/97
Interested in information about the family and ancestors of Thomas A. GARRISON. He lived in Heard County in the 1850s-1860s. He was at one time a Methodist minister. He was married to Louisa YATES in Coweta County in 1837. They had 8 children: William D. (my GGGrandfather), Martha A., Dorman? F., Mary A. E., Thomas Whitfield, Louisa R.C., Milas T. , and Quincy Thurman. Anyone know who Thomas's parents were? Also, I would like to confirm the identity of William D. GARRISON's wife, Mary E. I believe it to be WINCHESTER, but am not sure. Anything anyone could tell me would be very helpful.

WRIGHT, HUBBARD, HOGAN, BLANKS
Robyn Houp 9/29/97
Joseph W. WRIGHT born 1840; married Sarah A. HUBBARD, born in 1845. Lived in the Texas district (761) of Heard County. Numerous children included Mary C. born in 1862, Eliza born 1864, William H. born 1866, Joseph E. born 1869, Georgia E. born 1872, and John McLucas, born 7-17- 1878. At least one more son, Alf (Alfred?) and possibly two more daughters, Emma and Mattie were born later. Who were Joseph's parents? Supposedly his mother was full-blooded Creek Indian. Would like to confirm this. Also, would like to know who were Sarah's parents. Would also like info on Tom HOGAN and Mary BLANKS. Nothing else is known except they married each other and were supposedly from Heard Co. although I'm not sure of the district.

TACKETT, ALSABROOK
Dorsey Thomas 9/15/97
William TACKETT b.1797 m.Charlotte ALSABROOK 1831 1850 Heard Co. census lists children Francis, Margaret, James, Henry, Elizabeth, Martha, Thomas, and John. would like any information on any of the children other than Thomas. I have his downline as he is my ggrandfather.

ABNA, THORNTON, JONES, JACKSON, HEWITT, SMALLWOOD, DUCKETT, NOLAN, NEECE, ROBERTS
Donna Merrill 9/15/97
James Robert ABNA b. 22 Feb 1882 in Franklin, Heard Co., GA. Son of James Andrew ABNA and Mary Ann THORNTON. James Robert ABNA md. 15 Sep 1901 in Carrolton, Carroll Co., GA to Frances Sarah JONES. Thier children were: Lula md. Terrell JACKSON, Eula Mae md. Frank HEWITT, Alice md. Walter Rex SMALLWOOD, Lois Grace md. Allen Moore DUCKETT, Joseph Elmer md. Dessie NOLAN, Oline md. Dalton NEECE, Bernice md. Marvin Royce ROBERTS, and Bertha. This family lived in Heard, Carroll Counties, GA then migrated to Smith Co., TX. James Robert ABNA died 20 Oct 1957 in Fulton Co., GA. His wife Frances Sarah died 20 Jun 1961 in Tyler, Smith Co., TX.

WALLS, BROWN
Claudine Putnam 9/15/97
WALLS, John A., b. 1803 SC. Found in 1850 Census Heard Co. with wife Martha BROWN, b. 1814 GA - Children: Mary S.C. 4 yrs., Sarah L. 2 yrs., and Charles B. 2 mo. I believe this is son of John WALLS, b. ?; d. 1839/1840 Fayette Co., GA and his wife Susannah ? In 1840 there was a John A. WALLS, Dist. 792, p. 3. In the household were 3 males between 5-10; 1 male between 10-15; 1 male between 30-40 (must be John.) 1 female under 5; 1 female between 5-10; 1 female between 30-40 (must be the wife) and 1 female between 40-50. The ages don't agreee with those of 1850 - so am guessing this is a different family. If anyone has knowledge of the WALLS families in Heard Co. - please contact me.

HOOD, CHILDS
Joan Aston 8/30/97
Looking for information on William C. and Nancy HOOD, found on Heard County Census of 1850. Children: James, Martha, Melinda, Lucy, William, Amanda, Francis M., Emma, Ann H., and Mary. On same census, daughter Mary and husband, Simeon CHILDS listed with children: Nancy, Martha and babe.

ADAMS, GAMBLE
Gail Calhoun Cole 8/30/97
I am looking for information on William and Nancy ADAMS. They are listed in the 1880 Census for Heard Co. Also listed is FM and Nancy Ann ADAMS. William and Nancy ADAMS are buried in the Adams/Adamson cemetery in Heard Co. The death certificate for FM (Francis Marion)ADAMS gives William and Nancy as parents. In 1880 William was 62 and Nancy was 54. The children listed with William and Nancy in the 1880 census:
Joseph B. 27 WM son
JC Monroe 24 WM son
John B. 20 WM son
Charollett 16 WF dau
George W. 15 WM son
Francis E. 9 WF dau
Lucy B. 7 WF dau.
Francis Marion was listed in the same area. He was age 32 in 1880. Nancy Ann daughter of Thomas and Martha GAMBLE was also about 32. Nancy Ann's parent are also buried in the Adams/Adamson cemetery in Heard Co. Francis Marion is my husband's ggrandfather. Can anyone tell me when William and Nancy married? Who was her father and mother? How are they related to other ADAMS in Heard County? I would greatly appreciate any information on this line that is available.

BOYD, MASSEY
Mary Ann Hanson 8/30/97
Seeking any information on Cebernelias or Elias BOYD b. c. 1810 in LaGrange, Troup Co. (later Heard Co.) GA and d. in Alabama on 22 Apr 1886. He m. twice, first to Susan MASSEY and then to Emiley MASSEY. He sired at least 18 children. His father may be Henry BOYD of Halifax Co. VA, mother's name is unknown to me. Any BOYD or MASSEY researchers, please contact me.

CREWS
Jan Elliott 8/19/97
Need date of death for Willis G. CREWS. He was from Heard Co. and is listed in Cleburne Co.,AL on 1880 census.Willis was born ca. 1830, wife was Sarah Amanda __?. His father was Peter CREWS of Heard Co. Willis and his family moved to Cleburne Co. in the 1870s.

KELLY, CREWS
Jan Elliott 8/19/97
Need date of death and place of burial ( Caney Head Meth.? ) for Louisa CREWS Kelly, wife of John Hamilton KELLY.

MOORE
George E. Moore 8/19/97
George W. MOORE, b=Heard Co.,GA-1818 William Lyndon MOORE, b=Fulton or DeKalb Co.,GA-1903 George E. MOORE , b=Heard Co.,GA-1849

JEAN, MODISETT, PASCHAL
Jimmy Jean 8/19/97
I have two direct lines who were born in Georgia. Darius JEAN married Francis MODISETT in Heard County 1849. They Moved to Arkansas and then to Texas. they both came from large Families and are in Georgia census. My wife's great great grandmoter was born in Heard County in 1823. name was Martha Ann PASCHAL.

WILLIAMS, ETCHISON, DOBBINS
Carole M. Krummel 8/18/97
WILLIAMS, J.W.S. Looking for his parents. JWS married in Troup Co. 1846 to Mary Jane ETCHISON. Also need her parents. Their son Lee Augustus WILLIAMS born in Heard Co. 1852. He married Florence Beatrice DOBBINS, but don't know when or where. He died in Troup Co. His son John B.WILLIAMS was born in Heard and married in Troup. Would appreciate hearing from anyone related to this line who might help.

TEAL, LANCASTER, BUTTRAM, NORWOOD, THOMASTON, KUGLER
Marie Teal Cook 8/18/97
Looking for information on Lee Andrew TEAL, 1873-1947 buried Caney Head Church. Josie Alice Miller TEAL, 5-9-1885 to 11-14-1955, buried Olive Branch Church. Mayhayley LANCASTER-any information on her parents, grandparents brothers and sisters and their families. Thomas Jefferson NORWOOD (Tom) 12-6-1885 to 2-11-1960, buried Centralhatchee Baptist Church. Father of Thomas Jefferson NORWOOD was William (W.W.) NORWOOD buried Centralhatchee Baptist Church. Mother of Thomas Jefferson NORWOOD was Carrie Ann Thomaston NORWOOD. Sally Lee Alice BUTTRAM NORWOOD buried Centralhatchee Baptist Church. Father of Sally Lee Alice BUTTRAM was James K. Polk BUTTRAM, Mother was Nancy KUGLER, 1-11-1847. Would like information on any ancestors, the listed persons, and any descendents. Thank you.

BOYD, MAY
Barry R. Boyd 8/18/97
BOYD, Elias. b. 1805. bought 202 1/2 acres in Troup County in 1829 . m. Susan MAY in Heard County in 1850. Also trying to verify if Elias' father was Henry BOYD of Halifax County, Virginia.

HAGINS, BREED
Jo Hagins 7/19/97
Seeking any information on the following; Benjahm Downas HAGINS , born June 7, 1825 ( maybe in SC) died March 2, 1859 Heard Ga. ;father of Abel Joseph HAGINS born 1851 married Mary Francis BREED 1871. I am wanting any thing on this family that can be found. Thanks

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