Towns County, Georgia Queries
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Beck. I hope you can tell me who the father of Joseph
Lafayette BECK was. He was born Aug 10 1820 inRowan Co NC. On 1850
Census of Union Co Ga along with his Mother Sarah born 1792 in Cherokee
NC. He had bros John, Tilman and Henry A. He was on 1860 census of Towns Co
also 1870 and 1880. He married Sarah ? in Towns Co. My husband is descended
son Abraham Hiter Beck that married Maggie CLARK. Thank you for any help.
Beck. I am seeking
descendants of the family listed on 1880 census of Towns Co Ga.
LAYFAETT BECK AND WIFE SARAH. The children listed were daus
Floridia E age 20 and Raine age 9, sons John T, William, Hyter (mine)
and Henry F. I would love to get in contact with this family.
Myra Moody. My
G/G/Grandfather George W. ALLEN, lived in Towns Co., Ga. yrs 1860 thru 1880 census. MyG/G/Grandmother was Rebecca Ann
GARRETT /STROUD/ Allen. Do you know where they are buried? I have been hunting
for their Resting Place for yrs.
Thanks in advance.
Myra Moody. I am
looking for my G/Aunt Martha Oconee ALLEN. She md. William Fred DILLS
in Towns,Co. Ga. She was shot
and killed after 1918 in Banks Co., Ga. I would like to find her grave. Thanks...
Paula Wilkins: I am looking
to find out any information on ZENOBIA NELSON. He was in the 1860 Census in Towns County,
but I can't find out when his
death was. He was alive up until 1865 after the Civil War. Thanks.
Townsend. I am seeking information
on the decendants of my great Uncle Ben TOWNSEND (TOWNSON) he and his
wife Dora lived on the North Carolina, Georgia Border near Hayesville,
NC. Part of his property was in NC and part in Georgia. He had two
sons, John H. and Jack and a daughter Edith. John was in the second
World War. Ben and Dora are buried at the Union Hill Church Cemetery in
Clay County. NC. I would like to find someone who can place me in touch with any living member of the family.
I am looking for any information on Thomas L SWANSON he is listed on
the 1870 Towns county census. Thanks.
Jeff Corn. Looking for info
on g-g-grandfather, Jesse Corn, son of John Peter. Would like to find
his burial site, church to which he belonged
and where to get a copy of his death
certificate. Thank you in advance.
Donna & Kevin Erwin.
I am looking for any
information on William Riley Walker and his wife, Nancy (Reid) Walker who owned a
plantation there from 1849-1874. They had four children, James, Martin,
Clara, and Samuel while living there. I am trying to find the record of the place
they lived and where they went to
Bobby Bagley. My GG
Grandfather was George W. ALLEN of Towns County. If my records are
correct, his son was George L. Allen. George L. Allen had a son,
named George W. Allen (my Grandmother's brother). He is buried in
Pinelog, Ga. George L. Allen married Clementine MURPHY,
daughter of John Wesley Murphy and Venetta ELLER. Let me know if
you need additional information.
Conyers Abood. Do you have
information on Charles Luther and Marilu CARTER who operated the
Southern Baptist Convention School
in Hiawassee some time between 1916
and 1920? Thank you.
Susan K. Miller. In
1969, my brother and I - Kenny and Susan King - stayed with Russell and
Thelma DAVIS in HIAWASSEE. We came sometime in the spring
and left in March 1970 when our father
died. We attended the local school and I remember the yearly Heritage days. That year they showcased a
real moonshine still and the moonshiner
was allowed to come with police escort. Thelma and Russell lived along the highway 76, I believe. There was
a drive in movie behind their house.
It was a brick house sort of sunken into the ground with a large garage turned into a ceramic shop
with an apartment on top. The Davis' gave classes in ceramics. They were elderly and
very nice and cool. Any information
would be appreciated. I know they had relatives in Ohio, but nothing much about them. Please email
me. Thank you for your time.
Wyatt. I'm looking for a Zeb
DILLS from Towns County Georgia. He married Iowa Addie
Dills from Macon County NC. They had one child Henry Benbow Dills born
Nov 1903 in Young Harris. Thanks.
Bobby Bagley. I am
looking for any pictures of John W. MURPHY b. 1838/ 1839 or Venetta
Eller Murphy b.1835, Clementine Murphy ALLEN b.1861 or George L. Allen
b.1851. I have a picture of Clementine M. Allen with nine of her 16
children. I will share with anyone interested.
Roy L. Goodwin. I
need any info on William Pinckney Brewster that you have. Need to know
his parents and where he is
buried. I have a lot of info on Joaiah Sheridan Brewster Family.
James Malone. I am seeking
any Information available on ENOCH CRAWFORD. Enoch was born in Columbia County Georgia
sometime between 1817 and 1819. In 1860 Enoch was living the the Dearing
District of Columbia County and married to Eliza Crawford (formerly Eliza Magahee). The 1870 Census shows him living in Towns
County in the Duncanville Rd area.
Any records on Enoch or a final
resting place for him would be greatly appreciated.
Pam O'Shields Weyerman.
Looking for info on James Isaac O'SHEAL (O'SHIELDS); b: 26 May 1899 in
Pickens County, S.C.; d: 10 March 1976 in Hiawassee, Towns County, G.A.; m: (1)
Mae COFFEY (2) Willie Mae DILLS.
Samuel Collins. Town of
Hiawassee: Isaac Coates and Rebecca were married in Cherokee
1857, Isaac was killed in the Civil War, Rebecca started keeping house for
Samuel Young II Jameson, They had an illegitimate child in 1866 named Linton
Jameson, he is my grandfather, he left my Grandmother in the early 1890's, said he
was off to Texas to work the oil fields. Samuel owned the Jameson Cemetery, now Macedonia,
I have found the gravesite, and the family head stones, my search is for
Rebecca's grave, there is a large rock lying beside
Samuels grave, I believe that's to
mark her grave, does anyone know. I have offered to pay for someone to probe the site, but got
no takers. Samuel Y ll Jameson
came to Union County around 1832, had hundreds of acres there, and many slaves, he was a representative
for several years, seems there would be more there than I can find. Also would like to find Rebecca's maiden
name -- welcome any questions or answers.
Ron Perry, Sr. I am
researching the FULLER descendants of Lee FULLER, Murphy Lee FULLER and
Lewis FULLER WHITE from Towns County,
Georgia. I would like to correspond with other FULLER
researchers. I have a good bit of FULLER information and would like to learn more
about the branch of the FULLER family that settled in Towns County.
Cora Miller. I am looking for tombstonephoto
&possible obit for my gggrandma, Elizabeth Townsley, who is
buried in the Old Brasstown Cemetery in Towns County. I think she
was born around 1825 ? On
the Cemetery index her name is Elizabeth TOWNSEND, but her name is
actually Elizabeth TOWNSLEY. Her maiden name was COOK. Her
son, W. I. Townsley, was born in either Rabun or Towns County, GA in
1848. Her husband's name was John.
Jessie Souther. I am
looking for information for a Mary JOHNSON that married Thomas
BURNS. Thomas Burns first married a Mary Hullender and then
married Mary Johnson. Thomas was born 1839 died in 1926 in Union
County. He went to the civil war from Towns County in company B 8
GA vol. I would appreciate any help.
ATCOL@aol.com. I'm looking for the
father of William L PRESLEY, born 8 Apr 1820. William died 31 Aug 1887 in Towns,
Ga. William is buried in
the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Towns County, Ga. There are several records that state James
Presley as his father and Charity
HUNTER as his mother, but that William is William G, whose birth date is 1835. I would love someone to
solve this mystery.
Amanda Warren. I am looking for information on the
PASSMORE family of Towns
County. My great-grandmother was from this family and I believe her birth name was
Ezkia Iowa Passmore, and that her
birthdate was June 13, 1881, in Hiawassee. She married Marion Wallace Low at the age of 18 and moved to
What I would especially like to know
is this: My father told me that the family owned farmland near Bell Knob
and pointed out the general direction
to me from atop Brasstown Bald when I was a child. I would like to know if the family obtained this
land when it was parceled out after
having been taken from the Cherokee, or whether they obtained it at a later date. I would very much appreciate it if you have
any information as to the exact
location of the family's land. (Another family member has stated that it is now beneath a man-made
Margaret Clark. Daniel
Van Buren MOODY, my husband's g-g-g-grandfather, married Caroline
(maiden name unknown) on 2/16/1895 in Towns County. I'm trying to
find out what Caroline's maiden name might have been. It's
possible that she was the daughter of Milton and Kezziah Hooper of
Union County, but there is no proof yet. Any help will be
Barbara Ledford Wright:
I am researching the family of Lemuel and Mary Anthony Chambers and their children.
Also, I am seeking information about
the date and place of Anderson Griggs death and burial place. He married the second time to Caroline
Chambers, and she was buried at Many Forks Cemetery, Gum Log Community in Towns
Co., GA. Anderson Griggs
first married Teressie Shook, the
daughter of Alfred and Calrinda Brown Shook. Is Teressie Shook Griggs buried at
Larry Foster. I would
like to correspond with any descendants of Isaac or William P. FOSTER
who came to Towns County from North Carolina.
Shelley D. Oakley.
I am seeking information on several family names: Kirby, Lloyd, and Hooper. I have looked at the census in
Heritage Quest and have not found the names. I am told the Lloyd and Hooper
families are from Towns County and
Jim Lloyd, son of Manson Lloyd, changed his name to Jim Hooper after escaping prison during prohibition. Do you
have any information regarding
this? Supposedly the story goes that when Jim Hooper escaped he took his wife, Pauline (Kirby) and
2 small children with him. Upon leaving
the mountain there was a car accident and it was believed the family died in this accident. Their
families claimed the bodies as them and they were buried in a local church
cemetery. It was Jim and his family
and the family eventually traveled and settled in Virginia. Any information would be appreciated.
Sandra Thomas. Last
known location for Joel Franklin Bingham b. 1835 in Ashe County, NC and
Jane Bingham b. 1841 in Macon County,
NC is Towns County, GA on the 1870 census. Lived in Macon County in
1860. Is it possible to check Georgia
deaths records? Any help
would be appreciated.
Marley Barrett. My
grandpa Walter Woodrow MOORE came from Towns County. He was born
around 1916-1918 and died about 1998 in Habersham County GA. I'm not sure who his
first wife was but he married to my grandmother Virginia GARRETT at one time . I am trying to find out who his
parents and ancestors are. Do you know anyone that has any information
on the Moore's or Garrett's? Thanks.
C. Andrews. Warren
F. KIRBY/KERBY died in Towns Co., GA He married Talitha Ann
KEENER, (daughter of John
Keener and Margaret Crone) on 19 Oct. 1853 in Rabun
County, GA. Would anyone with
access to Towns County Cemetery Book please check to see if their name are
listed? I also need a copy of their marriage license. Any help would be
appreciated as I try to collect Proof documents for DAR.
someone be kind enough to take a picture of the headstone for Dr. Bailey Kirby and his wife Elizabeth
Sherrill Kirby and send it to Tim
Seawolf-Self to put on the Towns's county
web site? They are buried in Old
Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Jason Lee Edwards contributed a Bio for Dr.
Kirby. I have a Xerox copy of the headstone but a real picture would be
superior. Their son Warren Kerby married Telitha Ann Keener on 19
Oct. 1853, in Rabun County
where the Keener family resided. They were married by John Keener, J.P. who could be Telitha's father.
anyone know if Towns County has a delayed birth certificate for
Sarah Talitha Anne BROWN born
17 June 1880?
Maggie Wentzky. I am trying to find information on
Riley ELLIS. He is my great great grandfather and I would like to know who
his parents were and where he was born. I know that he married Martha
Jane BROWN in Towns County in 1891. He is also buried in Towns County at Many
Forks Cemetery. I believe most of his adult life was spent in Clay County, NC
where he raised his children. I believe that he died in March of 1951. Any
information that can be found would
be greatly appreciated!
Terri (Wilbanks) Davis.
I am searching for my great
grandparents. I am told their names were J.T. and Mary WILBANKS. They
are supposed to be buried near
Hiawassee, Ga. J.T. Wilbnaks was reported to have been killed in a
sawmill accident. They had several
children. Oliver Doyle Wilbanks was my grandfather. He had brothers
named Will, Robert, and Ira. Ira
worked for the railroad. He was
involved with rescuing passengers from the Tallulah Falls trainwreck in
the early 1900's. That's all
the information I have found. I would really appreicate anything you
could find or suggest. Thank
Jan Flood. I am looking for any info on My Grandfather
Matthew FEEHAN (Finn, Fehan), Married Gertrude STEWART in 1921, Towns,
Ga. died in 1922, buried in Many Forks Cemetery as Matt Finn. Any info
is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
David Ellis. My
family was from Towns Co. My great-great grandfather was Willis ELLIS b. Feb 22 1806 in Cherokee NC. d. Oct
14 1888 buried in Old Brasstown
Babtist Cem. My great grandfather was unknown, as my great grandmother never married. Her name was
Mirah[Miry] Dianah Ellis b. Jan 3 1850 d. Apr 6 1912 also buried in Old
Brasstown Cem. My grandfather was William Taylor Ellis b. Jan 22 1877 in NC
d. Jan 16 1949 in Hall Co. He was
a Towns Co State Rep. for about 2 yrs., filling a open space. He
married Frances Loretta PUETT Dec 11
1904 b. May 28 1882 d. Jul 21 1959 in Hall Co. My father was Grady Leon Ellis
b. Oct 15 1912 d. Jan 17 1990 in
Hall Co. William & Frances lived on the river which is now under
the lake in Towns Co. My
father and his siblings used to talk about the old house before they had to move. They moved
past the Old Brasstown Baptist Church
next to the NC line.
They lived there till the late 1930's.
I have no idea who Willis Ellis parents
or siblings were. Have tried Ancestry for several years but can't find any info. My tree is listed on
Ancestry as Ellisfam 4103.
Catherine Goodwin. My great grandmother, Paulina Jane LOYD,
daughter of James LOYD was born in Towns County around 1838 (maybe a
bit earlier). She first married John
JOHNSON of Towns County who died in the Civil War. I have it that her
mother was Anna TROUT, born in NC. Does anyone know when Anna died and
where she was buried?
Looking for information as to what church my grandfather (James Arthur
TOWNS, Sr.) is buried at. All I remember is the church was across
from "Red Hill." My grandmother was buried there, too.
If you have resources for Towns County and would like to
volunteer to help with look-ups, or if you want to request a look-up,
please e-mail me
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