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QUERIES ADDED SEPTEMBER 1999 - AUGUST 2001
G. C. Floyd JAMES S.
children born in Murray County GA just prior to 1843. He moved in 1843
to Dekalb County AL. His daughters, Keziah H. and Olive Ann Brown were
said to have been b. in Murray. His older sons, Michael Servitis Brown
was b. in McMinn TN and William Erby Brown was b. in Obion TN. The 2
daughters, Sarah P. and Sirena P. Brown, were b. in Dekalb AL. I've
told that Sarah P. was md in Tuscaloosa Co AL. Does anyone know more
this very mobil family? By tradition, James was said to be 1/2 Cherokee
Indian. Thank you for any and all help.
Looking for information on any Langleys or Tankersleys.
looking for information on my grandfather's family. My grandfather was
DEE ALVIN DAVIS (Birth: 23 Oct 1905) in the town of Spring Place or in
the Eton area of Gerogia. His parents were Christopher Columbus (Lum)
Demaris Ann Hughes
I would like information on the Nancy HUGHES listed 1850 Census for
GUNTER/BRIGHT--Looking for info on John Gunter born in Murray County
4,1883.His parents were John Gunter and Mary Bright who also were born
for my gg-grandfather Thomas WILLIAMS. He was born in NC (somewhere,
near the TN border) married a woman named Marie, had at least three
(Jemima born in NC abt 1833, Catherine born in TN in 1848, &
Thomas died in the War Between the States.
I'm searching for information on Thomas and Elizabeth GARDNER.
to his censuses, he was born in NC, and according to his family Bible,
he was born in 1781. In 1806 he married Elizabeth (surname unknown and
place of marriage unknown). According to her censuses, Elizabeth was
in VA. In 1830 they were in Roane Co., TN; in 1840 and 1850, Murray
GA; and in 1860 Hamilton Co., TN. Thomas died in October, 1861. Would
to hear from anyone who has information on Thomas, my 2nd gt.
for information on my father in law ,THOMAS WALTER GLADDEN b. July 25,
1883 d October 10, 1952. marr. Susie Mae MANTOOTH. Children, Jesse Mae,
Thomas Carl, James Robert, and Ralph Gladden . Also interested in his
COUT GLADDEN and any other family, brothers and sisters.
I am searching for ancestors of SAMUEL C. BRITTON and IDA MARY MORELAND
BRITTON, whose son HOBART MCKINLEY BRITTON was born in Spring Place,
The BRITTONS evidently moved to Dalton where he was a law enforcement
and she ran a boardinghouse in the late 1800's early 1900's. Their
CHARLES MCAFEE BRITTON and WILLIE MARION BRITTON were born in Whitfield
County in the early 1900's. Thank you.
am trying to find out information about Ruben HOWARD. He went by
and died in 1968. He was married to Nellie Mae Howard and is my
I'm trying to trace my family tree, but I'm unable to find any info on
him. Even my mother knows very little about him before he married my
MARION DEMPSEY born May22, 1848, Spring Place, P O Murray, GA. Died May
5, 1902 but do not know where. Wife Mary Susan DUNN , married Dec. 17,
1869 in Murray Co. Ga. He is my gr grandfather. Would like to exchange
looking for information about a Sarah H. BECK that was born around
She married a Thomas WILLIAMS, born around 1836, on 31 Jan 1867 in
Co., GA. They had several children, including a Sammie Williams. Sammie
was born in 1889 and died in Hugo, Ok. in 1915. She married William
her first cousin, around 1908 in Ft. Smith, AR. or Hugo, OK. William
was much older than Sammie. This was his second marriage. He was born
1858 and died somewhere close to Plano, TX. in 1927. He was killed in a
railroad accident. Sammie and William had two children, Zelno Sydney
and Opal Beck. Sammie died giving birth to Opal. Zelno was four years
than Opal. Zelno was my grandfather. He was born 25 Nov 1911 and died
Dec 1999. This is all I know about my grandfather's direct line. I am
someone out here in cyberspace knows more.
I am researching Moses 'Wilburn' WILLIAMS. b. Oct 16, 1861, possibly in
Gilmer, or Murray county. He moved to Murray county and married.
L. Gallahon. They had the following children. James Cris.b. 1880--John
Anderson 1881--Nolia 1884--Oscar Lee 1892. Moses "Wilburn" WILLIAMS
died in Feb. 1952.. in Lafayette, and was buried in Holly Creek
in Chatsworth. Any help would be appreciated .
Seeking information on William Marion MORELAND born October 11, 1853 in
Murray County. He is the son of Joseph MORELAND and Sinthie WILSON both
of Gainesville, GA. He married Sarah CAMPBELL in November of 1871 in
Co. and two known children are Ida Mae MORELAND and Edward Keister
- possibly other children - Robert L. and Jennie. Ida married Samuel
and they lived in Dalton, GA - had 3 children - Hobart, Willie Marion
grandmother) and Charlie. William Marion remarred Eliza Alvira Bennett
Thompson sometime after 1905 in Cherokee Co., GA. He died in 1941 in
GA.. Any information would be grreatly appreciated.
Am looking for any information about JAMES BUCHANAN (Buckhannon, etc.).
He moved from Roane Co. Tennessee, ca. 1830s for Murray Co GA (near
Place) Was living in Dalton, GA at time of death.
I need info on William Wesley MULLINAX Born sept.09,1837in
,Whitfield Co.Ga. Died Oct16,1911 in Murray Co.Ga. Need siblings names
&dates of birth. Also parents names. Hope you can help. I know one
of the sons William Andrew Mullinax was bornSept.05,1861in Dalton Ga.
was my grandfather. Thanks for any help you can give me.
and Elizabeth TYSON and their six children are shown on the 1880 Census
in Murray County. The six children were: Fletcher, Warner, Jesse, John
Forrest, Ina L., and Glenn W. I believe the Rev. W.T. Tyson and
Tyson, who are buried in Center Valley Cemetery in Murray County, are
William and Elizabeth Tyson referenced above. Except for John Forrest
(my wife's grandfather), I have not been able to locate any of the
children after 1880.
I would like information on the parents of WILLIAM WESLEY MULLINAX and
SUSAN (TOWSEND) MULLINAX burried at Mt. Zion Church Cemetary on Hwy.411
in Murray Co.,Ga.
for great-grandparents Montville H. DAVENPORT, and Emma Howard BARCLAY.
He was born in 1872 in Gilmer Co. died in 1909. Emma was born i n 1874,
died in 1907. They were married in 1890. Trying to find graves, and
any info on Barclay family, have come upagainst a brick wall! Any help
sure would be appreciated.
I am researching Samuel HOLLOWAY, born circa 1799 in Murray Co. I
he married Mehetable BUTLER (born Oct.13,1796) in Murray Co. I
are listed there in the 1840 census.They later moved to Franklin Co.
lived there untill they died. Thank you for any help .
David Jackson CASADA was in the militia of William N. BISHOP in 1836 in
Murray Co, GA. There are all of 2 pages in his folder. I would like
information on where he was during the 3 months he enlisted in the
removal"-Seminole Wars is crossed out and "Cherokee removal "
written in. Anything about this militia or how to access more info is
for: DAVID JACKSON CASADA I have a story about him in "Tales of Murray
County", just click on it. But I have nothing on the militia itself
when he was in it. There was a JOHN CASIAH (Casada?) in Spartanburg Co,
SC and there was a NICHOLAS BISHOP in Abbieville Co, SC who came from
Co, NC. His daughter married John DOUGLAS and gave her a slave as a
present. They moved to McMinn Co, Ga where Nancy D (Bishop) DOUGLAS
and her estate settlement was contested because of the increase of the
slave that was given Nancy D. DOUGLAS. I have, since my article in
of Murray County", found in the 1870 Fannin Co, GA Census John CASADA
age 84, gentleman born Georgia (?) with his son James M. CASADA born NC
(so was David Jackson CASADA, son of old John and brother of James M.
They had another brother, Wesley CASADA died in Murray County, GA.
DAVIS was administrator. Wesley CASADA married Elizabeth GASTON in
Co, TN. In 1836 John CASADA was living in Buncombe Co, NC where he
off an estate settlement of his deceased father ABERHAM CASADA of Wayne
Co, KY. By 1846 John Casada had purchased land from Daniel KILLIAN
of Buncombe Co, GA) in Union Co, GA in a part that became Fannin Co, in
C. D. Searels
I am searching in Murray Co., GA, for any info on Marion WEST, born
1875? and died around 1960? His family settled in Agriculture Valley
later sold that property and moved to the Holly Creek area, I am told.
He last lived in a home next to Murray Memorial Gardens. He belonged to
the Liberty Church in Cisco. He had a brother named Bill WEST, who died
from cancer. I am researching for an aunt, who was granddaughter of
Steve Pritchett I am
for all contacts with the Pritchett name that settled in Murray and
counties in the 1840's and would like to know where my Jasper Pritchett
is buried and his Wife Barbary. Please contact me at SPritch209@aol.com
My Website URL is http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/p/r/i/Steve-A-Pritchett/
information on family of Lewis Duncan MCDONALD. His wife's name was
Isabeth MCDONALD (nee MCWH*RTER, alternate spellings) she moved to
County, after his death, approx. 1840 and was buried in Dalton approx.
1852. They had seven sons: 1. Harrison b. 1828 married Cornelia
MCGHEE abt 1852 in Murray Co. 2. Francis Marion 3. John 4. William
5. Moses 6. twins Stephen and Marion b. approx. 1840. Some of the sons
moved to Missouri after 1852 and at least two died in Texas. I have a
of questions concerning Laura and her children, and lacking even basic
information on Lewis Duncan's parents. Thank You in advance.
any information on the parents of TURNER FLOYD. Turner was married to
Smith in Madison Co. Ga. in 1833. Lived in and around Murray County
listed in the Murray Co. 1850 census). Owned land located between
Road and US Hiway 411, encompassing Chicken Creek and Yellow Creek.
link is William and Ann Floyd b. S. C. around 1777 listed in Murray Co.
1850 census, but cannot make the connection positive.
to locate info on Mahala PHILLIPSborn Tennga Ga.10/14/1841 and died in
Tennga Ga.4/24/1911 married John BLACK. Info I seek is if she or her
were reg. in Ga. as Cherokee. Father and mother's name unknown.
WATTS: I am seeking information regarding my Ancestor Levi WATTS (b.
d.aft 1904) who settled in Winston/Cullman area of Alabama. Levi's 2nd
wife was Elisabeth CHILDERS whom he married in 1867 Blount AL.
Childers married 1st to Andrew J. HUNTER 1860 Murray County Gerogia. AJ
was killed 1865 in the Civil War. Widow Hunter and her two children
to have travelled about 1867 by covered wagon from Murray County
by older brothers James Wiley Childers and Willis Childers, Jr and her
two Hunter children to Blount County where she married Levi Watts in
1867. Did Elisabeth know the Watts family prior to each having married?
WE recently found a letter from Levi Watts's sibling Rufus Ellis Watts
dated 1853 "State of Georgia, Whitfield County" included in Ellis's
military files when he served in Indian Wars of 1837-38 describing his
travels to Whitfield.
Also listed on 1850 Blount County Alabama census sibling Survantus
(b.1812 d.1900 buried Kemp Cem Winston Co AL). Survantus Watts is
to listing on 1850 Blount Co AL census with brothers Samuel Johnson
Rufus Ellis Watts, Jacob V. Watts, Ervin P.Watts, and one sister Martha
Watts who married Jacob Watts (mar 1841 Lumpkin CO GA). One more sister
is believed to belong, Annie Malissa Watts who married James Leroy Lusk
1847 Lumpkin CO GA (her oldest son who wrote his biography named George
Levi Survantus LUSK), though James Lusk died in Civil War and Annie
about the same time in Georgia and their 7 children were sent to Texas
as orphans. We recently found at Pomona Library (Calif) by author White
book, Soldiers in Indian Wars & Disturbances, listing R.E. Watts
Samuel J. Watts (along with three unclassified Wattses-- Bearden's CO
GA Mtd- John C., Rufus E., Samuel J., Tyler, and Wm Watts) listed as
served as Volunteers in Indian Wars, for Georgia's Bearden's Company
1837-38. The National Archives returned Rufus Ellis & Samuel J.
Pension Papers, included in the folder was a letter from Rufus Ellis
dated 28 November 1853 "State of Georgia,Whitfield County " found
among the Watts's Pension files. Though we have Civil War military
for Jacob V.. Survantus, and Levi Watts, we still have not been able to
sort our Watts in Georgia/North Carolina from the many(!) other Wattses
and keep hoping to make a "connection". The older Alabama Watts
boys list being born NC with younger ones including Levi & Jacob V.
(1834) listing born GA...but which county_________???? Am willing to
I am looking for information on Levenia CHESTER who
William C. MANGUM in Murray County, Georgia on May 1, 1857. He did not
return from the war and left her with a daughter born in 1858 called
C. Mangum. She grew up and married R. B. OGDEN on February 5, 1877 in
County, Georgia. The Mangum's lived in the Holly Creek area on the 1850
and 1860 census. William C. Mangum's father was Durrell Mangum.
I have found that our GRGRGrandfather lived in Murray Co., GA in 1870
Canida BAGWELL b1826- Something tramatic happened there to cause 3 of
sons to change their name to BADGEWELL/BADGWELL- William C. b1852 SC,
T. b1860 GA , Jason b1864 GA - Can anyone find records between 1870 to
1876 to help solve this mystery? The name change was between the Murray
co., GA 1870 Census and the 1880 Marion Co., AR Census - our family
there was a murder ? in GA and he/they fled to Arkansas and points
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
[John Bates] lived in Murray County when he died 1860-65. His parents
unknown; his wife was Mary Jane Mobley. He was b-1818, Mary b-1825, and
she died in Benton County, AR in 1910. Children were Martha b-1840,
b-1842, Washington b-1849, George b-1856.
Seeking information about RUFUS FORD / MARTHA McSWAIN Murray County,
RUFUS b. 29 Feb 1816 NC m. 2 Nov 1837 Meriwether Co., GA d. 25 Nov
Dalton, GA MARTHA McSWAIN b. 31 OCT 1816 in GA. d. 9 Dec 1895 in
GA. Associated families: BEVENS,GUTHRIE, PARKMAN,WILLIAMSON, DAVIS,
PRICE, MORRIS, LACKEY, TUCKER, GILBERT
information on my great grandfather GIEDON L. SMITH and LYDIA ALLEN
who lived in Chatsworh GA between 1892-1899. They were susposed to have
ran a hotel there. The old building was used as a CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL. A
two story structure with a tower on the top. My grandmother DONA SMITH
said it was haunted by the soldiers. Does anyone have any information
this structure or and information on GIDEON L. SMITH, LYDIA SMITH,
SMITH, DONA SMITH, JOSIE SMITH or another ancestor who worked there her
name was NANCY REBECCA REYNOLDS. All of these people are from Tennessee
and returned. My have been in and out of Murray Co., GA until 1910.
I would like to know if the land or tax records for Murray County for
1850s show whether a Nathan Henry JONES owned any land or paid taxes.
Has anyone heard of a place called MOUNY JOY in MURRY County. THOMAS
married CATHERINE HICKS MILLER at MOUNT JOY. Thomas was an overseer for
the VANN PLANTATION Please contact me.
for any information on DAVID SMITH 1805 Tenn. Was on the 1850 census of
Murray County with wife Clementine and nine children. Trying to
parents of David. I know he was in Texas in 1860. Any assistance would
be greatly appreciated.
to research family tree for information about my great-grandmother
COLLIS who gave birth to my grandmother Grace Mae NELSON at
Georgia in Murray County, Georgia. She was married to Dan Nelson.
COLLIS was said to have been part Indian in heritage, either Cree or
Have applied for Grace Nelson's birth certificate of May 24, 1895 but
say it is not at the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Please help.
Louise and Larry
Is there a census index for Murray County 1860? If someone has it, will
you please check and see if James CALLAHAN/CALAHAN, spouse, Malinda and
son William. They could be living in the household of Pinkney HOWELL,
Elizabeth. Any information appreciated.
D. K. Pritchett
I found a family of Headricks mentioned in a document in the Pony
book in Murray County Court of Ordinary: Jacob HEADRICK (resident of
County) His seven minor children: Lucy J. Headrick Mildred F. Headrick
Sally Headrick Andrew J. Headrick Minnesota Headrick Martin Headrick
Headrick. Document is dated 20 Feb 1884. Does anyone know more about
particular Jacob--whose son he was, etcetera? There are several Jacob
of the same era in Murray County.
I am searching for information on Thomas HENRY, the father of William
and John Henry, He lived in Murray County Georgia with his wife Minerva
in 1850. At the time of the census Thomas, was 22 Minerva, was 20,
was 6, and John, was 3.My grand father John Ransom Henry, who I have
to his death in Pottawatomie Co. Oklahoma, in 1932. Your Murray,
Georgia, Query Page, may be my only hope.
I am searching for information on the PICKERING family of Murray Co.,
My grandfather was Grover Cleveland PICKERING born July 19, 1885. His
were Benjamin Pickering and Mary ISBELL who were married on Jan 5th
Any information is greatly appreciated.
trying to find family information on the BROOME and TREVILLION family.
Rev Edward Broome and his wife Orlie are buried at Woodstation
I do know Maggie Broome married a Trevillion. I would like to know the
connection between Maggie Broome and Edward Broome.I would be very
if someone could provide this information.
Looking for info on Jordan WEBB b abt 1801, Va, died abt
1859. Spouse Ann? b 1803 NC. Was in Murray Co, Ga in 1840 and 1850.
Elizabeth 1832, Ga, Matildy 1835, Ga, Frances 1839, Ga, Milly 1840, Ga,
William J 1844, Ga. Who were his parents. His my gggf. Elizabeth was my
Seeking information on Sherley BLACKBURN, male, 15 yrs listed on 1870
Co census as farm laborer living with family of John H. Kuhn. Believe
is Milton Sherley BLACKBURN, who was born in 1856 and found on 1880
Co., Tn census with wife Penelope HOLLAND and sons, Claudius and
He is possibly the Milton BLACKBURN listed as 5 year old son of M.S.
and wife Frances on 1850 Hall Co., Ga census. Would appreciate any
of any kind about this man or his family. Thank you very much.
looking for any detail on a Joshua MURRAY, born in 1799 in Georgia
in Murray County]. I'm afraid that's all I know, but there is
that his father may have been named David Killpatrick Murray. Even a
of birth would be a help. He married a Celia Reid in Alabama and later
moved on to Mississippi.
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