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Donald Forsythe Tue, 18 Nov 1997 1:02:42
I would like to correspond with someone working on the family of Rev. James A. ADAMS. He was born in Pendleton Dist., SC in 1806 and died in Murray County in 1876. James married Malinda Cannon 9 Feb 1827 in Habersham Co., GA and went to Murray Co. in 1834. He had at least 12 children: Elizabeth (1828), John R. (1829), James (1830), George G. (1833), Nathaniel Lafayette (1836), Francis M. (1838), Rufus Barker (1839), William F. (1842), Blair Maize (1844), Andrew J. (1847), Wilborn C. (1850), Malinda C. (1851). Will gladly share what I know.

David Anderson, Tue, 17 Dec 21:10:32 1996
My gggrandfather Caswell ANDERSON married a Nancy Bailey in Murray County GA in 1847. I am interested in any other Murray County records pertaining to either of these individuals, such as land records or tax records. Any help is appreciated.

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George J. Rogers Fri Mar 28 19:52:19 1997
HICKS/BARTON. Searching for information on Henry W. Hicks and his Wife Mary (Holly) Barton who were in Murray County prior to relocating to Floyd Co. in the 1840's.

Marjorie Grigsby Sat, 22 Nov 1997 21:05:12
Seek parents of my great grandfather, Henry Randolph BEVEL, born in northern GA in 1847. He had three brothers: William, James (died in Civil War) and George Clarence. Henry married Jane Atheline COX in 1876. Jane was born in 1857 at Spring Place, Murray County, Ga. Henry moved his family to Moody, TX in 1893.

Robert L. Cheatwood Thu Oct 16 07:53:49 1997
I am looking for information on Parnell Truett F. BLACK and his wife Jane JONES. In 1840 they were in Newton Co., Ga. In 1850 they were in Murray Co., Ga. In 1860 they were in Dekalb Co., Alabama in the town of Lebanon. On July 10, 1853 in Rome, Floyd Co., Ga. they had a daughter born named Emily Katherine BLACK. She married George Washington MANGUM in Etowah Co., Alabama. Durrell MANGUM is also in Murray Co., Ga. in 1860. William C. MANGUM is the son of Durrell and in 1860 is married to Levenia CHESTER whose father ran thr CHESTER HOUSE HOTEL in Dalton which later on became part of Whitfield co., Ga. Any help will be appreciated.

Opal Specht Sun Feb 9 14:03:08 1997
Looking for parents of JAMES WILEY BLACKWELL b. NC about 1825. Marr. Mary Ann BROWN of Polk Co. TN. First four children were born in TN. Moved to Murray Co. GA before 1856 where my grandfather ALEXANDER BUCHANAN BLACKWELL was born. Had three more children before wife died. He then moved to Hood Co. Texas. Married again and had 3 more children. Any information about James Wiley Blackwell will be appreciated. I will share what I have with any interested party.

Sue Patterson Skinner Wed Mar 19 22:10:43 1997
BLACKWELL/BROWN/DUGAN I would appreciate contact with anyone having information on family or ancestery of James Wiley BLACKWELL b ca 1825 NC, married ca 1844 Mary "Polly" BROWN b ca 1823 GA, d 1867 Murray Co GA. children: Juda Emaline b ca 1845 GA John C. b ca 1848 TN Amanda J. b Aug 1850 TN Thomas Wiley b 20 Sep 1853 Polk Co TN Alexander Buchannan b ca 1857 GA Daniel L. b Mar 1860 Murray Co GA James W. b ca 1862 Murray Co GA Laura b ca 1863 Murray Co GA This family on 1850 Pollk Co TN census - 1860 Murray Co GA census 1870 TX. Believe James Wiley BLACKWELL's mother, Juda BLACKWELL, married (2) Thomas DUGAN. DUGANs' on 1850 Polk Co TN census. Juda DUGAN in James Wiley BLACKWELL household 1860 Murray Co GA. I need your help tracing the ancestery of James Wiley BLACKWELL, Juda BLACKWELL DUGAN and Mary "Polly" BROWN.

Jill Boatwright Sat Feb 8 20:16:13 1997
Seeking information on relatives of Daniel, James or Joshua BOATWRIGHT. Anyone interested in sharing information please e-mail me.

M McTee Sun Jan 26 17:42:13 1997
Looking for parents of John C. BREWSTER, born abt 1820, Ga., who married Mary J. MCSPADDEN (MCFADDEN) 3-14-1844, MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. Census info shows 1850-Gordon County, 1860-Whitfield County. He was killed in a Civil War battle early in 1860, which I have not been able to verify. Children were Edith, Phebe, Mary, Samuel, Laura, Elizabeth, Wm. J., Hannah & Nancy. Son Wm. J. married Florida Indiana GRAHAM 10-05-18981 in Ga. and came to Texas abt 1884, lived in Caldwell County then moved to Burnet County after 1900. Will share other information. BREWSTERS also lived in MURRAY and FLOYD counties.

Neysa Blubaugh Sat Apr 19 10:01:00 1997
What happened to the children of Isaac BROCK from US Census 1850 MURRAY CO. R.H. BROCK married Julia BEWLEY of GORDON CO, in MURRAY CO. They moved AL, TX, MS, TN,TX, OK. John T. BROCK moved TX married Laura WAKEFIELD at Daingerfield TX 1859. Martha BROCK married William H. MILLER at MURRAY CO. they moved AL/TX. Isaac N. BROCK moved AL/TX/OK. What happened to the rest of the children from this family? Where are their other relatives? Help me find my BROCKs.

Susan Marshall Sun Oct 12 10:56:23 1997
Isaac N. BUCKNER was born abt. 1824 in TN. He married Sarah Ann SMITH (b. abt. 1830) in Murray County, 63rd sub-division, GA on October 18, 1845. I found them on the 1850 Census living near a huge family of SMITHS (probably in-laws). There were 2 children at that time: Emma (age 3) and Thomas (age 1). Emma was my gr grandmother. They left GA before 1860 and went to Kenton County, KY (Visalia PO). I know that Emma married Robert P. Bush in Gordon County GA on October 7, 1869. Perhaps they returned to GA.

Donna Morrow Tue May 6 19:48:09 1997
Looking for BURNS family - Thomas BURNS b. 1801 in SC. Md Rebecca ?. Legend has it that he was killed near Dalton At Spring Place - he was hit over the head with blacksmith tongs. Listed in Murray 1850 Census. Would like to know parents and siblings of both Thomas & Rebecca and any other info on this family. Children: James W; Nancy M.; and Thomas A. Burns. James was born 1834. Nancy in 1845. Thomas A. was born 1839 in GA. Have additional info on Thomas A; but none on the other two.

Winfred M. Jones Sun Jun 8 12:48:33 1997
Samuel BURNS is listed in the 1840 and 1850 Murray County census. Is he the father of Lucinda A BURNS who married John Toler HAYNES in 1847? Would like to exchange information with anyone. Thanks.

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Evelyn Gravitt
Seeking information on family of George T. CAGLE and family of Mary D. PETTY. Both were born in GA. (They were married 4/3/1879 Murray Co. GA. Their daughter Emma Cagle was born 3/12/1880 Calhoun, Gordon Co. GA, and they probably had a son named Oscar.) Evelyn Gravitt evyg@ipa.net

Dennis Dover, Sat Dec 28 18:29:16 1996
DOVER/MARTIN/CAMPBELL. Looking for ANY info for the above families who first came to Murray County, Georgia 1840-1850. Morgan DOVER appears 1840 census. Samuel DOVER appears by 1850 census. Some of the MARTIN families in Murray County came from York, SC by 1848. Samuel DOVER was married to Susan CAMPBELL. She was apparently first married to a YOUNGBLOOD and had one son named Hardaway YOUNGBLOOD who also went by Hardaway DOVER. Suspect that Samuel DOVER may have been in Tennessee BEFORE arriving in Murray Co.

John Cannon Mon Mar 24 10:37:54 1997
CANNON, Looking for any info on Eli or Ely CANNON who was found in the 1850 census for MURRAY COUNTY. 25 born SC, wife Malinda 23 born GA. and a child Mary E (1). Who are his parents? Her maiden name and her parents. They were in Monroe county TN in 1860 and 1870. I think his sons John and James ended up in Ok. Would like contact from anyone who knows of him.

Cheryl Chastain White Sat Aug 23 13:41:01 1997
Looking for info on Abraham M. CHASTAIN. I know that he lived at one time in Chatsworth, Murray Co, GA. I believe he died in Dalton, Whitfield co, GA and buried in West Hills Cem. Can't get a fixed death date to get a death cert. Need his parents names. As of now I believe his parents were Jacob and Nancy CHASTAIN, but no documentation. Jacob's other children were John R., Susannah, and Sarah. Abraham married first Susan MEALER dau. of Robert and Polly MEALER he m. 2nd Abby Reese. His children were George, Benjamin Franklin, Bob, nanny, Penny, Molly, Rosie, Florence Elizabeth, Arthur and Jesse. Can someone give me a death date or check the GA death index. I have sent off for death cert twice and they didn't find him in 1924-26 or 1928-30, Probably find him in 1927.

Steve Cox Sat Jun 7 06:55:21 1997
Looking for info on the COX family in Murray and Gordon Counties. John COX married Sally CLINE and moved to Murray County. He then went west during the Cherokee Removal in 1837 and was never heard from again. Their children are: Margaret, Peggy, Mary "Polly", Samuel, Jacob (who married Adeline MCCASLAN), Absolom, Charlotte, William Anderson (my ggg grandfather, married Mary "Polly" CRUMLEY) and Jane. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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B. Woodall-Davis Tue Jul 8 18:46:46 1997
MILLER-DAVIS. Rosetta Victoria MILLER b. 11/1874 in GA married Thomas Martin DAVIS (Rev) b.4/1874 in Crandall, Murray, GA. Victoria's father was William R. Miller of Murray Co., GA. Searching for more info on the MILLER family and marriage record of Tom and Victoria in MURRAY CO. or adj. county about 1893.

Mfolkner, Thu, 4 Dec 1997 21:58:44
Searching for the family of Samuel DOVER who 1st appeared in Murray Co GA 1850, 4 known children, Martha b 1834 GA m Isaac M GOODWEN, Thomas C b 1840, Charles b 1844 & Adaline b 1848. Appreciate any & all help on this line.

Dennis Dover, Sat Dec 28 18:29:16 1996
DOVER/MARTIN/CAMPBELL. Looking for ANY info for the above families who first came to Murray County, Georgia 1840-1850. Morgan DOVER appears 1840 census. Samuel DOVER appears by 1850 census. Some of the MARTIN families in Murray County came from York, SC by 1848. Samuel DOVER was married to Susan CAMPBELL. She was apparently first married to a YOUNGBLOOD and had one son named Hardaway YOUNGBLOOD who also went by Hardaway DOVER. Suspect that Samuel DOVER may have been in Tennessee BEFORE arriving in Murray Co.

Tim Barry Wed Feb 5 19:52:41 1997
Murray County Georgia: Looking for information on Liberty Baptist Church. My great-granfather Daniel C. "Budd" DUNN may be buried there. Need to contact them to get list of who's buried in the cemetery. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Tim Barry, Tue Jan 14 18:01:24 1997
Murray County Georgia: Looking for info. on DANIEL C. "BUDD" DUNN born about 1871. Married Martha "Mattie" CHAMBERS in 1892. Mattie was born about 1875. They had at least five children: Earl, Effie, Lora, Valu, Joe. Thye may have lived in Murray County for a while, but other counties in northern Ga. are a posssibility. Thanks.

Steven Dunn Sun Oct 5 13:44:57 1997
DUNN-Seeking information on William Dunn, born 11-5-1848in Blount Co.,Tn. son of "Major" Daniel Richard Dunn and Amella "Millie" Lawson. Family moved from Blount Co.,Tn. to Murray Co., Ga. Seeking information on date of death and place of burial of William, spouses and children and other descendants.

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Deb Smyre Sat Feb 8 15:35:45 1997
I am researching ELDERS in Clarke Co., Whitfield Co. and Murray Co., GA. Seeking connections to Davis ELDERS born 1862, married on 21 May 1881 in Murray Co., GA to Rhoda Jane CAYLOR born 1865.

Marlene Trewin, Tue Jan 7 20:41:43 1997
I am looking for the parents of my gg-grandfather, BENJAMIN F. ELLIS. b.Oct.3 1797 N.C, d.Mar. 1 1877 Bell Co Tx. Married MARY ANN WHITE April 25, 1847. She was daughter of RACHEL TREADWELL and WILLIAM WHITE. They are listed in the 1850 census in Tunnelhill, Murrary Co. Ga. They came to Tx. in 1853 and settle in Bell Co. Children from his first marriage was BENJAMIN JR. REBECCA, AMANDRA, SARAH and SUSAN.

Dennis Aslinger Sat Sep 27 18:57:44 1997
Henry ESLINGER (or ASLINGER) b. TN m. Kissiah _____ who was b. in GA and lived in Walker County, GA in 1860. I am searching for the marriage of Henry & Kissiah. I suspect they were married in one of the north Georgia Counties of Murray, Catoosa, Walker, or Whitfield where Henry's siblings/cousins are known to have lived. Henry had moved to Sevier County, TN by 1866 when he sold property there and appeared in the 1870 census. He may have been back in northern Georgia in the 1880 census as he was not in TN.

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Roy Rhodes Tue, 04 Nov 1997 13:44:29
Seeking information on parents of Nathan Harrison FARRINGTON, b:22 Sep 1841/42 in Murray County, GA, married Mary Ann Rhodes 8 March 1865 in Morgan County, AL. Five brothers of Mary Ann, Thomas, James, George W., Willam B. and Benjamin all born in GA, possibly and probably Murray County. Father William M. Rhodes not located anywhere on 1850 Census, in Basham Gap, Morgan County, AL 1860 (page 400). Was private in Company B 30th Georgia Inf,. born 5 Feb 1822 Ashville, Buncombe County, NC according to Morgan County AL Confederate Census. Nathan and Mary Ann had three younger children, Andy and Alice, born Jan 1881 in Georgia and Ader (Ada) born Aug 1883 in Georgia.

Roy Rhodes Wed, 05 Nov 1997 16:28:40
How would I find information on Nathan Harrison FARRINGTON born in Murray County, GA 22 September 1841, as to parents and siblings? He married my grandfather's oldest sister, Mary Ann Rhodes, on 8 March 1865 in Morgan County, AL.

Sue Matheny Sat Aug 2 18:20:42 1997
FELTON - STATON I am researching the FELTONS that were in Murray Co., Ga in the 1830 and 1840 Census. Grief/Green FELTON b. abt 1805/6 in SC md a Melissa STATON. I have never found the marriage, but think they probably md in Murray Co., GA I know that was her maiden name from a son's death certificate. I also would like a death date for Harrell FELTON the father of Grief. Harrell was on the 1840 Census but was not on a 1850 in either AR or GA. I have no idea of the father's name for Melisa STATON. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Don A. Gibson Fri Oct 10 17:01:18 1997
I am looking for any information on John GIBSON and Keriah DYCHE and A.D. GIBSON and Mary HOWELL that were in GA around the 1850-1851 time frame. A.D. GIBSON and Mary HOWELL had a daughter,Sarah born in GA. on July, 1851, and it is known that John GIBSON and Keriah DYCHE were in Murray Co. in 1852. Both of these families migrated to AR. in 1857 so it is possible that they were in Murray Co. all or most of this time. I will share information.

Evelyn Gravitt, Sun, 01 Feb 1998 13:01:14
Looking for any info. on John Brazil and Emma CAGLE GRAVITT, who lived in Murray County from 1890s(?) to 1903, when they left for Indian Territory, i.e. pre-Oklahoma, with children Roscoe, Myrtle and Kinther. John B. b. 1873, Cumming, GA; son of John "Log" GRAVITT. Emma b. 1880, Calhoun, GA, daughter of George and Mary PETTY CAGLE.

Angela Mcdermott Sun Aug 10 20:16:17 1997
surname GREEN,born in rocky Creek, murray co. are Gardner, betsy ann(dicy) and possibley susie, These greens were cheerokees and were related to Boyds, Thomas Neal and Nancy caroline neal, , and Henery Smith, and Nancy ward to name a few.

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Cindy Dickinson Wed Apr 16 10:47:07 1997
Looking for information of HALLS listed in the 63rd Subdivision of Murray Co., GA census index. Hall, Derewry R. p 217 Hall, Drewry R. p 217 (son of above) Hall, Fenton J. p 217 Also: Hall, David p 154, Hall, Jehu p153, Hall, Sabre p 154,Wm M. p 155 And: Hall, Levi W pg 212 and Wm pg 212 Other Halls in this subdivision: Ransom R. p 259, Wm pg 160 I descend from Drury Hall said to have married MARTHA EUBANKS. Children:John b 1817, Jams b 1823, Fenton Levi 1825, WPR b.?, Robert b 1833, William P b 1835, Thomas H. b.1837, Martin Van Buren b 1840, Joseph LW b 1842.

Winfred M. Jones Sun Jun 8 12:48:33 1997
Samuel BURNS is listed in the 1840 and 1850 Murray County census. Is he the father of Lucinda A BURNS who married John Toler HAYNES in 1847? Would like to exchange information with anyone. Thanks.

Loretta Hilbert Wed Apr 9 21:44:50 1997
Looking for info on John C HEAD (b1819 GA) married Elizabeth E STANTON (b1820 SC) in Murray Co, GA, 25 Mar 1841. John C HEAD's father was John HEAD of English descent from NC, died in GA. Mother possibly Annie b 1792. Elizabeth E STANTON's father was John STANTON of Scottish descent born in SC, lived in TN, died in GA. Believe him to be the John STANTON (son of Christopher STANTON with GORDON CO connection) that married Elizabeth DOUTHIT. They had daughter "Ellen" that married a John C HEAD. Any info would be appreciated.

Dorothy Miller Sun Nov 10 14:48:46 1996
I need information on James Monroe HEGWOOD or HAYWOOD born 1830? in the 1850 Census with mother Elizabeth, no father and other children, Elendor, William R, Clarissa Mary Ann and Joseph P in Murray Co., and I found in the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832 of Murray Co, a James Haywood. He later moved to Mitchell Co, Ga, and died in Civil War in SC. Need any information on father or mother, such as death records and anything on children. Help.

Pat Westerfield Tue Apr 29 00:08:59 1997
HENTON, James C. born in Murray County in 1843. Interested in finding out who his parents were. ROBBINS, Martha married to James C. Henton. parents were Thomas J. and Mary Robbins. Born in 1847, in Murray County, married to Henton in 1867. I would like to find out who her first husband was. He was killed in Civil War, She was probably married in 1863 or early 1864.

George J. Rogers Fri Mar 28 19:52:19 1997
HICKS/BARTON. Searching for information on Henry W. Hicks and his Wife Mary (Holly) Barton who were in Murray County prior to relocating to Floyd Co. in the 1840's.

Darlene Tracy Mon 17 Feb 1997 20:09:26
I am looking for information on Robert Henry HOWELL that died in McMinn County, TN January 31, 1834. It is told that he was returned to Spring Place, GA for burial. He was the master builder on the McNair Home, the Hildebrand Home and the Vann House. Can anyone tell me how I might find his burial site and if there is anyone willing to help get information from it? His two brothers, James and William, are possibly buried alongside him. I need information on all of these HOWELLs and I have exhausted my resources on this....Please, pretty please help....

John Harding, Sat, 13 Dec 1997 20:38:24
Searching for info. on James E. HUFFMAN b. 1831, His wife Elisabeth Jane HUFFMAN b. 1840, their two children, John Robert HUFFMAN b. 1857 and Emoline Melissa HUFFMAN b. 1858. In 1860 they were living in Rock Creek, Murray Co. Georgia. Any help would be greatly appreciated. James E. HUFFMAN was killed during the Civil War.

Jim Huggins, Mon, 15 Dec 1997 20:22:39
I'm looking for information on Renfro HUGGINS and his wife Laura LACKEY HUGGINS. Renfro (probably S. M. Renfro HUGGINS) was born between 1850-1860 in Georgia. Laura was born about 1861 in Georgia. Renfro and Laura were married in Murray County on 28 August 1878. They appeared in the census in Murray County in 1880 and 1910, and in Whitfield county in 1920. Their children include George F. (b 1879), Henry Fred (b 1882), Riley (b 1888), Lee (b 1891), Ellen (b 1897), Roy (b 1901), and Murray (b 1904). Any info on Renfro and Laura would be helpful, particularly birthdates, parents names, and/or death dates.

Reese J. Moses, Thu, 22 Jan 1998 19:25:57
In 1860 G. E. SMEDLEY, age 63, is found on 1850 census in Washington Co. Ark.. Living with him are two daughters, R.E., age 16 (this is Ruth E.) and P. age 14 (this is Polly).

On the 1850 census of Murray Co. Ga. there is a Green SMEDLEY, age 40 with wife Sarah, age 30. They have 5 children, John, age 11, Wm. 9, Henry, 7, Thomas 4, and George W., 3 mo.

Family tradition is that Ruth E. SMEDLEY was born in covered wagon en route from Ga. to Arkansas, Also that Green's wife was Mary HUTCHERSON.

Living next door as shown on 1850 Murray Co. census are two HUTCHERSON, Elias and Mary and John and Sarah.

Ruth E. SMEDLEY married Wm. MILLER who are my great grandparents. Would like to hear from anyone connected with these families of SMEDLEY AND HUTCHERSON. This family settled in northwestern Arkansas in Washington Co.

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Martha Johnson Hartley Thu Apr 10 08:21:26 1997
I am searching for kin of ANDREW JOHNSON & REBECCA WILLBANKS. They were married in Murray County in 1842. Rebecca was from S.C. and Andrew was from Georgia. I would like to hear from anyone with any information and any kin. Andrew was b.1820 or 21 and Rebecca was b.1821.

Bud Davis, Sun, 5 Jan 1997 12:24:32
Is anyone researching the JORDAN Family in Murray/Whitfield county Georgia during the mid 1800's? Would love to exchange info with anyone researching this family.

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Gary R. Kennedy Tue Jul 8 16:35:31 1997
I am looking for information on HENRY KIGHT that won land in the 1832 Lottery in the 3rd section of the 14th district in the Co. of Murray, Ga.

Cindy Willmot Mon Apr 21 09:36:59 1997
I have gathered more information on my King family search, but still need information. Elijah KING married Nancy LEDFORD on June 9, 1842 in Murray Co. A Nancy KING is listed as HOH on an 1860 census index. Also a Thomas KING appears on the 1870 census as HOH. These are all names of my family. I believe that Elijah KING moved to Murray Co somewhere between 1823 and 1830. He is on a census in 1830 in Murray county as HOH. Nancy LEDFORD may have been his second wife. Please correspond if you have any information.

Jerry Kirk, Tue, 9 Dec 1997 12:40:11
KIRK; I am seeking information on William Kirk, father of John Franklin Kirk. William came to North Georgia around 1820-1830. He purchased land from a John Moody in Murray County Georgia in 1845. He appears in the 1860 Georgia census, married to a Mary. William died in 1880. I am trying to determine William's date of birth, origins; Mary's maiden name and origins.

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Randy Lewis Sun Mar 23 16:00:51 1997
LEWIS - I am seeking information on Elihu LEWIS (born ca 1813) who appears in the 1840 Murray County census. He had migrated from Spartanburg County, SC and in the early 1850's was in Gordon County, GA.

Pat Davis Fri Jul 25 17:56:44 1997
LOONEY: Would appreciated any info on the following family. 1850 Murray County census. Joseph C. Looney age 43 b. GA with following family all born GA. Parmelia age 43, Mary age 16, Benjamin age 12, Adaline age 10, Willie age 8, Joseph age 6, Harriet age 2. Would appreciate any LOONEY info in Murray Co.

Lesha Crawley, Mon Jan 20 16:41:10 1997
Looking for any information regarding a Barney D. LOUGHRIDGE. He was listed in a Murray County 1880 US Census. He was 6 years old at that time. His father was Benjamin LOUGHRIDGE and his mother was Celestine ALLEN LOUGHRIDGE. He had one brother, Benjamin and 1 sister Cornelia. I have reason to believe that he could be my great-grandfather. It is believed that he left Murray County as a young man. I would like information regarding where he might have settled. Also anyone having information regarding his connection to Gertie KEITH.

Michael L. Luffman Sun Oct 12 17:36:59 1997
I am looking for information on William LUFFMAN AND Molly Jones LUFFMAN my grandparents.Who live in Murray Co. from 1910 to around 1965.

Bobby F. Luffman Sun Mar 16 18:05:26 1997
I need information on Lt Col William LUFFMAN of Murray County who served with the 11th Regiment Georgia Infantry. He was also a veteran of the Mexican War. I think his father's name was Mark LUFFMAN. Thank You.

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Jorene Orr Wed Jun 11 20:31:44 1997
McCLURE-Need Information regarding parents of Thomas Mitchel MCCLURE b.14Sep1840 in Murray Co., Ga. His father was possibly Joseph McCLURE. This family moved to Alto, Texas area unknown date. Your help would be appreciated.

Jackie Peters Wed, 12 Nov 1997 22:03:58
I'm looking for information about my great grandfather, William T. MCGHEE and his wife Nancy HILL and William T.'s brothers and sisters, all of whom lived in Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia from approximately 1860-1900. The brothers and sisters are:
Orazaba MCGHEE (married John GALT)
Florence MCGHEE (married Howard LOWRY)
Oscar MCGHEE (married Georgia WARMACK)
Pleasant F. MCGHEE (marital status unknown)
The names and addresses of any living descendants would be especially helpful.

Dana K. Hill Fri Nov 22 09:15:54 1996
Looking for info on Torrance McKINNEY family living in Walker Co. in 1860. Torrance was born in Ireland. Wife's name is Rebecca, born in TN. Children are Andrew E. Katherine, Caldonia, Matthew, and James Torrance, all born in GA. Caldonia married Henry McALISTER and had a son named Lee. Torrance was not with the family at the time of the 1860 census (dead?). In 1850 the family lived in Murray Co., Ga.

Mark McNabb Sat Aug 9 18:26:30 1997
Seeking information on David McNab and family. Listed in Murray Co. census of 1834 of whites living among the Cherokee. In all likelihood moved from Monroe/Polk/McMinn TN.

Stevie Leigh Jones, Mon Jan 13 00:03:47 1997
I am looking for information about John MARTIN (1/4 or 1/2 Cherokee Indian) and his family. He had one son, Joseph MARTIN that married Mary E. HUNT. Joseph and Mary (HUNT) MARTIN had at least the following children: Abigail "Abbie" b.abt 1820; Sarah Adeline b.abt 1830; Dovey Susannah b.abt 1831; Joseph Walker b.abt 1835; William Henry b.abt 1836-39; Ephram; Edmund and Betsie. In 1830 this family was living in Macon Co. NC, in 1840 living in Murray Co. GA. Joseph MARTIN drowned in the Chickamauga River in 1846. His widow Mary was still living in Murray Co in 1850. Is any one researching this family?

Dennis Dover, Sat Dec 28 18:29:16 1996
DOVER/MARTIN/CAMPBELL. Looking for ANY info for the above families who first came to Murray County, Georgia 1840-1850. Morgan DOVER appears 1840 census. Samuel DOVER appears by 1850 census. Some of the MARTIN families in Murray County came from York, SC by 1848. Samuel DOVER was married to Susan CAMPBELL. She was apparently first married to a YOUNGBLOOD and had one son named Hardaway YOUNGBLOOD who also went by Hardaway DOVER. Suspect that Samuel DOVER may have been in Tennessee BEFORE arriving in Murray Co.

B. Woodall-Davis Tue Jul 8 18:46:46 1997
MILLER-DAVIS. Rosetta Victoria MILLER b. 11/1874 in GA married Thomas Martin DAVIS (Rev) b.4/1874 in Crandall, Murray, GA. Victoria's father was William R. Miller of Murray Co., GA. Searching for more info on the MILLER family and marriage record of Tom and Victoria in MURRAY CO. or adj. county about 1893.

Vivian J. Worthington Wed Oct 1 16:19:11 1997
Looking for William H. MONTGOMERY b April 3, 1828 of Murray/Whitfield Counties who married Sarah CALHOUN b 1827. The had at least 8 children: James J. MONTGOMERY b August 17, 1847, Cleresia E. MONTGOMERY b August 24, 1849, Nancy Rebecca MONTGOMERY b July 1, 1852, Solomon Hugh MONTGOMERY b October 13, 1854, Sarah Artamizza Jane MONTGOMERY b March 1, 1857, Mary Betheny MONTGOMERY b July 5, 1859, and Julia L. T. MONTGOMERY b April 10, 1861. Any connection with this family would be helpful.

Vivian Joyce Worthington, Fri Dec 27 19:43:18 1996
Interested in the family of John S. TAYLOR b 1846 SC who married Miranda Adline MORELAND. Children of this marriage are:
Wilborn b 1862 Murray County GA
John Barton b 7-15-1866 Murray County GA
Stedman b 1869 Murray County GA
Margaret b 1870 Murray County GA
Joseph 1873 Murray County GA.
Interested in any connctions with TAYLOR or MORELAND

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Mary Sutherland James Butler NELSON b.1847 Murray Co.GA; age 3 living with Noah Nelson Sr of Murray Co.; Camelia Nelson living with him as a housekeeper in Bradley Co., TN. Who was Cornelia's husband? Could her husband be Jame's father?

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Martha Shipman Thu Aug 14 08:42:59 1997
Researching many families in Murray Co, GA area: PARKS, WALTON, AYERS,MCDONALD,SMITH; need information on Willis Clayton AYERS parents. Willis b. ca 1824, m. Nancy Hooper 14 Aug 1847 in Franklin Co., Ga; he d. 1902 in Murray Co.

Susan Hedrick Sun Mar 30 09:20:07 1997
Seeking info on Jonathan PARSONS, listed 1850 Murray Co census, pg 256 (?), as head of household. Any info would be appreciated on this gentleman and/or his family.

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Mike Troxell, Mon, 12 Jan 1998 21:45:43
I'm trying to get in touch with any of the descendants of Monroe QUARLES and Delia QUARLES (maiden name SUMMEY).

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Gail R. Brown, Sun Jan 19 22:29:07 1997
I am researching James R. RAKESTRAW married to 1st. Delitha Rains 2nd. Martha Jane Hyde. James was in the Civil War from Forsyth County, GA. He had a brother named Lifus, that married Melissa Rains a sister to Delitha. James is buried in the Ballground Community Cemetery. When he died he lived in Cobb Co. GA. Would like to find some of his descendants. Gail R. Brown, Gadsden, AL.

Joye Fuller Tue May 6 16:36:06 1997
Searching for RIDLEY family settled in Murray Co. 1800's, lived around Spring Place, Dalton, Chatsworth. Henry Jacob RIDLEY and Catherine Lentz RIDLEY are ancesters.

Jerry W. Mobley Sat Apr 12 06:50:00 1997
Murray Co. ROGERS family. I am researching the Catherine Rogers family who moved to Murray County from South Carolina in the mid 1800's. I have quiet a bit of data from 1850 on, but I don,t have any info on the family prior to the move to Murray County. Any help will be appreciated and reciprocated. Thanks.

Greg Nabors, Sat Jan 18 07:04:19 1997
ROWLAND: Looking for info on Seaborn P. ROWLAND, born in GA, living in Cass Co. before 1840, moved to Fayette Co., AL ca. 1857. He married Minerva Jane BLACK about 1834, 5 children: Henry N., Elizabeth, Hiram, Frances, Wiley. Thanks!

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Dixie Clonts Searching for any information or kin of John SELF born 1793, GA or his wife Catherine T. BERRYHILL of GA. They were married 9 Nov 1820 in GA. Also searching in Murray County GA for same for Isaac JERNIGAN , wife Sarah and daughter Nancy JERNIGAN. They were on Murray County census for 1850 and 1860 in Springplace. In 1870 Isaac is on census with dau. Jane EVANS in Gilmer County. Thanks for any information.

Joanne May Fri Aug 22 20:05:31 1997
SIMPSON- Researching Jesse SIMPSON Jr b 1828 SC.,d after 1880 probably in Murray Co, GA. He m 1st Susan ? b 1828 SC, d ca 1851, m 2nd Elizabeth ?, she was b 1837 TN, d after 1880 probably Murray Co, GA. They are in the census' of Murray Co 1850-1880. His children: 1.Isabella b 1852 GA, 2. William B, 3. Rueben Jasper, 4. Frances S, 5. Mary A, 6. John Lafayette b 1860 GA, d 1915 Coleman Co,TX, 7. Wilborn Toliver b 1863 GA, d 1922 Coleman Co,TX, 8. Ruthsuda "Bell" b 1867 GA, 9. Lavinca b 1869 GA,10. Martha M b 1870 GA, 11. David M b 1872 Ga. Jesse SIMPSON was the son of Jesse SIMPSON who died in Hall Co, GA in 1856.

W.T. Edwards, Sun 24 Nov 20:15:33 1996
I need information on my GGGGF, Thomas SLAY Jr., submitted a "change of address" to his $50/yr. Rev. War pension in Sept. 1840 noting that he had moved to Murray Co. from DeKalb Co., GA 8 mos. earlier. He probably is the 80-90 year old male in the 1840 US Census living with his daughter, Ann Slay (Jordan) Webb in Murray (still Murray) Co., GA. Jordan Webb also appears in Murray Co. in the 1850 US Censue but there is no older male in his household (Thomas Slay Jr. was probably dead then). We lost track of the Jordan Webb family in the 1860 US Census having tried CD ROM data etc. for the South trying to locate him or his known children. In the 1832 GA Land Lottery, Jordan Webb of DeKalb won Lot 33 of the 2nd Section of the 25th District in what was and still is Murray Co. My rough plotting of this lot on a Murray Co. GA State Hwy. County Map puts this lot between Ramhurst/Ramsey on US Hwy 411/ GA Hwy 61 and the National Forest. The lot appears to straddle Murray Co., Mountain Rd., number 301. I've done all the fireside research I can think of from NJ. Do you have any suggestions as to what I should try next to locate any tombstone (I doubt if there is one), obituary, etc. for Thomas Slay Jr.? Any help would be super!

Reese J. Moses, Thu, 22 Jan 1998 19:25:57
In 1860 G. E. SMEDLEY, age 63, is found on 1850 census in Washington Co. Ark.. Living with him are two daughters, R.E., age 16 (this is Ruth E.) and P. age 14 (this is Polly).

On the 1850 census of Murray Co. Ga. there is a Green SMEDLEY, age 40 with wife Sarah, age 30. They have 5 children, John, age 11, Wm. 9, Henry, 7, Thomas 4, and George W., 3 mo.

Family tradition is that Ruth E. SMEDLEY was born in covered wagon en route from Ga. to Arkansas, Also that Green's wife was Mary HUTCHERSON.

Living next door as shown on 1850 Murray Co. census are two HUTCHERSON, Elias and Mary and John and Sarah.

Ruth E. SMEDLEY married Wm. MILLER who are my great grandparents. Would like to hear from anyone connected with these families of SMEDLEY AND HUTCHERSON. This family settled in northwestern Arkansas in Washington Co.

Al Hill Sat 08 Feb 08:30:11 1997
Benjamin Floyd STANFIELD (b. c1814) married Elizabeth Jane WATLEY (b. c1826) on 7 Feb 1849 in Murray County. This was a second marriage for STANFIELD. They are listed in the 1850 Murray County census with three children (the first two from his previous marriage). He is listed as a farmer. In 1863 or 1864, he moved his family to Etowah County, Alabama. I'm interested in information about these families prior to their movement to Alabama. Thank you.

Sue Matheny Sat Aug 2 18:20:42 1997
FELTON - STATON I am researching the FELTONS that were in Murray Co., Ga in the 1830 and 1840 Census. Grief/Green FELTON b. abt 1805/6 in SC md a Melissa STATON. I have never found the marriage, but think they probably md in Murray Co., GA I know that was her maiden name from a son's death certificate. I also would like a death date for Harrell FELTON the father of Grief. Harrell was on the 1840 Census but was not on a 1850 in either AR or GA. I have no idea of the father's name for Melisa STATON. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Donna Gist Moore Tue Mar 11 07:41:16 1997
John J. STEPP was born in NC in 1817. His wife, Elizabeth was born in NC in 1818. In 1850, this family was living in Murray co GA and their children were Susan, 1834; Nancy, 1836; Francis M., 1839; W.L. (son) 1841; H.C. (son), and J.K. (son) 1848. By 1860, the STEPP family had moved to Greene Co, Arkansas and settled in St. Francis Township. Does anyone know about these STEPPS? I am interested in finding the names of the sons.

Okiegirl Fri Feb 7 16:11:17 1997
Hello, I am seeking information on JOHN STOVALL b. 1798, in Granville, NC..he married MARY or SUSANNAH LOUGHRIDGE or LOCKRIDGE in 1822, she was born ca. 1803 in Augusta, VA......would love a lead on both....they were in either Murray or Franklin County, Georgia ca. 1830's on.....any information would be appreciated..Thanks.

E., Sun Jan 12 20:41:16 1997
Researching JOSIAH STOVALL Sr. and Jr., MARY (POLLY) HICKS,who was married to Josiah Sr., ROBERT YOUNG ROBERTSON who married SARAH ELIZABETH SHELTON, JOEL THOMAS SHELTON who married MARY CHASTAIN in Haywood county, NC. were all located in Murray County, GA around the 1850's. Would like to talk to anyone who's researching or knows of these families. Thanks.

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Vivian Joyce Worthington, Fri Dec 27 19:43:18 1996
Interested in the family of John S. TAYLOR b 1846 SC who married Miranda Adline MORELAND. Children of this marriage are:
Wilborn b 1862 Murray County GA
John Barton b 7-15-1866 Murray County GA
Stedman b 1869 Murray County GA
Margaret b 1870 Murray County GA
Joseph 1873 Murray County GA.
Interested in any connctions with TAYLOR or MORELAND

Beth Stahr Sun Feb 9 13:41:54 1997
Am seeking information about Mary Jane TURNER, daughter of Francis Marion TURNER and Sarah A. GREEN? who married Jasper Francis Marion HARRIS on 1 Jan. 1879 at Spring Place, Murray CO., GA. The FM TURNER family is found on US census for Murray Co. in 1870, but were shown as Gordon Co. residents in 1860 and 1880. Is there a Spring Place Cemetery? I have a death year for Sarah A. TURNER of 1874 with burial in Spring Place Cemetery. Any information appreciated!

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Betty Adair Beeman Sun Mar 2 20:51:01 1997
Searching for the parents of TEMPERANCE WEST, born 1784 in NC. Married Julius BATES about 1803, lived in Greenville County, SC, moved to Hall County, GA, then to Murray County, GA about 1838, where she died June 1863-(68). Also, looking for information on the following in Murray County area, Martha RITCHIE, Edward ADAIR, Ezekiel GRAHAM.

Martha Johnson Hartley Thu Apr 10 08:21:26 1997
I am searching for kin of ANDREW JOHNSON & REBECCA WILLBANKS. They were married in Murray County in 1842. Rebecca was from S.C. and Andrew was from Georgia. I would like to hear from anyone with any information and any kin. Andrew was b.1820 or 21 and Rebecca was b.1821.

Edgar D. Byler, III Sun Aug 10 11:10:45 1997
WILSON/WILLSON, Henry - Murray Co., GA Am seeking descendants of Henry WILSON, b. 1787 Spartenburg Co., SC, m. 1823 Jackson Co., GA to Jane "Jensie" WALRAVEN. Jane d. ca. 1840-49 prob. Murray Co., GA. Henry remarried 1851 to Mrs. Elizabeth DEAN. Henry WILSON died 1863 Murray Co., GA. Had the following children:
1. Pascal WILSON, b. 1823, m. Susan McBEE
2. Oswell WILSON, b. 1826, m. Sarah DOVER
3. Nancy WILSON, b. 1828, m. Phillip WILSON
4. Charlotte WILSON, b. 1832, m. Leonard T. COKER
5. Fidilla WILSON, b. 1830/35 m. William Alfred DOVER
6. Volentine WILSON, b. 1833, m. Sarah Elizabeth ISHAM
7. Henry WILSON, b. 1836 m. Rachel E. MORRISON
8. John WILSON, b. 1838, d. Civil War.
9. Loven WILSON, b. 1840, d. 1862
10. Pleasant WILSON, b. 1842, m. Mariah R. KING
11. Pliant WILSON, b. 1844, m. Mary _____
child by second wife:
12. Evaline WILSON, b. 1853,
Would like to correspond with any descendants. And will certainly be happy to exchange information.

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