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Posted Queries for June 1999

GUNNELS posted by Robert Gunnels on Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Looking for a connection to Thomas Jefferson Gunnels, born 1809 in Wilkes County possibly to John King Gunnels. Also, any information on Nicolas Gunnels, Daniel Gunnels, or John King Gunnels. Thomas Jefferson Gunnels and his family moved to Columbia County, Arkansas in 1851.

JENKINS posted by Cecil Jenkins on Thursday, June 3, 1999

Sterling Jenkins, born about 1750, fought in the Revolutionary War. He is listed as a private in Col. Elijah Clark's Georgia Volunteers. His service has been established by the D.A.R. (Georgia Historical Collections, Vol.4, p.123). He fought in the battle of Kettle Creek where Col. Clarke and his men held off the Tories. I need help in finding out where Sterling, and his wife, Mary, came from. There is some speculation that they he was born in Rutherford, NC. However, as of yet, searches in the archives in Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia has revealed no information on Sterling's origin. Please respond if you have even a suggestion of where we should head next. If there are any expenses involved, please know that I would be happy to cover those. Thank you very much. Cecil Y. Jenkins, Jr. Chesapeake, Virginia

HARRISON posted by William Harrison on Saturday, June 5, 1999

Looking for ancestors of Jeremiah Harrison b. 1769, possibly in N.C. Married Rebecca Ramsey in Oglethorpe Ga on December 19,1796. Moved to Wilkes County about 1797. His first three children were born in Wilkes Co. Rhoda b.1797, James b.1799, Jemima b. Feb.11, 1807. He moved from Wilkes Co to Jasper Co Ga around 1809.

MORGAN posted by Jim Andrews on Monday, June 7, 1999

Looking for connections to: William Morgan Asa Morgan Luke John Morgan These men served the American Revolution as part of the Wilkes County Militia under Col. John Dooly. Also for connections to: Hester Morgan (Married a Lamberth) Jerusha Morgan (also married a Lamberth) I believe that all of the aforementioned persons died in Wilkes County with the exception of Asa Morgan.

COBB, DENT, TURNER posted by Pam Dent Webb on Tuesday, June 8, 1999

I am looking for the parents of Richard Hezekiah DENT, born Sept.1817 in Wilkes Co.,Ga. He married Elizabeth (WALKER) in Dec.1841 in Wilkes Co. He died on 06Nov1902 in Milam,Sabine,Tx. All 9 of his children were born in Ga. Either in Wilkes, or Chatt.Cos. I believe Richard is the son of John Turner DENT and Margaret A. CHUNN. I have lots of information from Richard down and am willing to share. Any help is appericated. Thank You, Pam Webb

BROOKS posted by Dorothy S. Crook on Tuesday, June 8, 1999

Searching for information on Jonathan BROOKS who was in Wilkes Co., GA. in 1792,1793, and 1794. May be related to Middleton BROOKS, Benjamin BROOKS, Bailey BROOKS, and Thomas BROOKS as they were in same area at this time. Thanks for any help.

BENSON, BRYANT, NOGGLE posted by Mike Noggle on Tuesday, June 8, 1999

Am looking for the first wife of William C. NOGGLE. Marriage probably took place in early 1860's. His second wife was Susan Mahalia Benson. Third and Fourth wives were Bryant sisters. First wife died shortly after giving birth to son, Alonzo Noggle in 1864 in Wilkes County.

CHAFFIN, CHAFIN posted by Keith Chafin on Saturday, June 12, 1999

I am looking for information on my grandfather's history. He died before I was born. I do not have any information from my parents, they didn't know anything when I was a child, and in addition that relationship is not good. I am interested in learning more and tracing my heritage. My grandfather's name was Forest Chafin (sometimes spelled Forrest) he was born approx 1910. His parents were Frank L Chafin(born approx 1876) and Cora L Smith Chafin(born approx 1879). Fank and Cora were married on April 30, 1901. I do not have any exact birthdates, dates of death., All I have is a list of Fank's siblings: Aubrey, Ruth, Mildred, Ethel, Russ??, Lucy.

CONNAWAY posted by Dianne Conaway Blankenstein on Tuesday, June 15, 1999

PHILIP CONAWAY was on 1785 Wilkes Co, Tax List. I believe he left Beauford Co, SC that same year. In 1787 PHILIP CONNOWAY received 330 acres Bounty Grant Wilkes County. 1790 PHILLIP CONAWAY received 1 poll of 250 acres in Capt. Black & Halls District. In 1790 Elbert Co. was created from Wilkes Co. & in 1792 PHILIP CONIWAY & wife Margaret sold the 250 acres in Elbert Co. they received when it was Wilkes Co. In 1792 Philip CONOWAY received 1 poll of 200 acres in Wilkes Co, Georgia. He sold that in 1792 as PHILLP CONIWAY to Christopher Starr. I believed he died soon after that. Christopher Starr recorded that deed 1797. Is PHILIP CONNAWAY the father of Henry Conaway of Warren County Georgia? Dianne Conaway Blankenstein blankenstein@startext.net

LORD, SNELSON posted by Doris S. Lord on Thursday, June 17, 1999

Seeking Additional Info, On The Family Surnames Of "Snelson" & Lord's" Of Wilkes Co, Ga. !! Thanks;

LUNCEFORD posted by M J Martin on Thursday, June 17, 1999

Seeking information on Vester LUNCEFORD (born 1887) who lived in Wilkes/Taliaferro Co. She married Artie Bill THAXTON in 1901 and Lonnie H. CANNON in 1905. Would appreciate any information on Vester & her family. Would like to know who her parents were, date died and where Vester was buried. Would like to contact her children. Thanks!

IRVIN posted by Billy Irvin on Friday, June 18, 1999


IRVIN posted by Billy Irvin on Friday, June 18, 1999


FARMER posted by Wyona Moon on Saturday, June 19, 1999

I am trying to find any information of the family of Lewis and Susan Farmer who I believe are the parents of my great grandfather Thomas Farmer born abt 1825. Lewis Farmer died abt 1854 in Wilkes Co. Ga. Susan died after 1864. Wyona Moon

GRANT, HARRIS, MCINTOSH, OFFUTT, WILLIAMS posted by Erick Montgomery on Sunday, June 20, 1999

Serching for information on Ezekiel HARRIS, Dr. William Johnson OFFUTT, Joseph GRANT, James MCINTOSH, Zachariah WILLIAMS and any other interrelated persons who lived in and around Augusta and Harrisburg, Richmond County, Georgia in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. Most of them later moved to Wilkes County, Georgia.

NORMAN posted by Linda Anthony on Sunday, June 20, 1999

Norman Family Reunion-August 6th & 7th 1999. Place-The Lincoln Center, Lincolnton, Ga. All decendants of William Norman (1750-1827) are invited to attend. He married Mary Ross and 2nd Mary Shepherd, served in the Virginia Regiments, U. S. Continental Army and migrated to Lincoln Co. (formerly Wilkes Co.) after the Rev. War. Join us for good food, fellowship and entertainment. Exchange family data and pictures, visit the Norman family cemeteries (self guides tours) research at the Lincoln County Library and Courthouse or in nearby Wilkes County, Ga. Please email Linda Anthony for more information.

DAVIS posted by Earl Davis on Monday, June 21, 1999

I am tracking a group of Davises whose trail I first get in SC around the turn of 1800. In 1800-1820 or so they are in Washington, Wilkes and Warren Counties of north Ga, and win land along the way in Monroe Co, GA, the Indian lottery land. They seem to end up in Jefferson County, Florida by the late 1820s. The major names are Ann Davis and her sister Cyntha or Cynthia, Edmund Davis, Francis Davis, Samuel Davis, Willis Turner Davis (who married Emma Charlotte Rowell in 1852). While all these names turn up on land transactions as witnesses to each other, etc. I cannot make a direct connetion between them. They even swap slaves around, so I know they are related, and are, at one point, dividing an inheritance. The father of one of them died in Ga in the 1830s. But who and where? Any help appreciated. Earl Davis edavis1@midsouth.rr.com

HILLARD posted by William B. Hillard on Monday, June 21, 1999

Any information On Willie Brantley Hillard died around 1930

BIRD, DOZIER, HARDEN, KNOWLES, STARR posted by Pam Sutton on Tuesday, June 22, 1999

I am looking for information on the Dozier, Harden, Starr, Bird, and Knowles families of Wilkes Co., Ga in the 1790's - 18330's. I am also looking for information on Starr's Hill and Harden's Creek. I wonder if they were named for my ancestors. Any help would be appreciated.

COMBS posted by Katherine Bray on Tuesday, June 22, 1999

Thomas Francis Combs b 1808 married Allath about 1833 according to a Nash family Bible. Thomas died 1868. According to census Allath was living in Taliaferro in 1870. Would like to know the maiden name of Allath. Thanks for any information.


MISSING MILITARY ANCESTORS Are you trying to locate your missing Military Ancestor who served during the Indian War campagign around 1836 for Georgia or Florida? If so you may wish to check the following names listed below. First of all my ancestorial Grandfather was named Tapley B. Tolbert (alias Talbert/Talbot)from Jackson County, Ga. The surname changes in various documents. He was born 1800c and died the 28, Aug, 1836 at Fort McCreary in Stewart County, Ga. I have containing approximately a 60 page widows pension file of widow Sarah that drew after Tapleys death. Finally after I recieved his grave headmarker I decided to place it where he actually died and was buried. There are 3 unknown Soldiers buried there and one of them is him. Later I recieved a reply back from Stewart County, Ga. stating his remains had been moved and placed on the courthouse lawn in Gwinnett Co. Ga. After more researching, I discovered that he was not one of the named Soldiers who was actually placed there. So he is still unmarked buried in Stewart County, Ga. I would love to share with all of you researchers who also maybe possibly going through the same situation as I am a list of names. These men were Gwinnett County Soldiers who died at Sheperd's Plantation in Stewart County in the battle against the Creek Indians on 9, June, 1836: 1-Issac LACY 2-James C. MARTIN 3-William M. SIMS 4-John A.V. TATE 5-Robert T. HOLLAND 6-James H. Holland 7-Henry W. PADEN 8-James M. ALLEN If anyone has any added information, I would greatly so much appreciate a reply. mpjx@nbank.net

CHANEY posted by Dianne Conaway Blankenstein on Wednesday, June 23, 1999

GREEN BERRY CHANEY died in Wilkes County, Georgia about 1779. There is a reference in Wilkes County records of his estate as early as March 1, 1779. The administrator was Henry Karr who was married to Ann Chaney, the daughter of Benjamin Burgess Chaney of Wilkes County. Green Berry Chaney was a Revolutionary War Soldier who received land in Franklin County, Georgia in 1785 for his service. Henry Karr of Greene County, Georgia also handled the sale of this land for the minor heirs of Green Berry Chaney. I would like to correspond with anyone working this line. Who was Green Berry's wife, his father, his mother? Was he a brother to Benjamin Burgess Chaney? Dianne Conaway Blankenstein blankenstein@startext.net

HEARD posted by Ann on Thursday, June 24, 1999

Looking for Will for Stephen Heard, husband of Mary Faulkner. Family tradition states that he died in Wilkes Co., Georgia. About 1780's or 1790's. Thank you.

COATES, JARRETT, LAMAR, MCCLESKEY posted by Margaret McCleskey on Thursday, June 24, 1999

I am looking for information about Nathaniel Coates and his wife Martha Lamar. Who were Martha's parents? Nathaniel is said to have been the son of Henry Jarrett and Sarah Young. Does anyone have any information about them? Nathaniel and Martha's daughter Jane Smiley Coates married Howell Jarrett, s/o Fadda Jarrett, I have information about them that I am willing to share. Howell Jarrett and Jane Smiley Coates were the parents of my g-g-g-grandmother Martha Ivey Jarrett who married David Henderson McCleskey, s/o James McCleskey and Isabella Rhea/Paxton. I have tons of McCleskey information.

GORDON posted by Margaret McCleskey on Thursday, June 24, 1999

I am looking for information about the sons of Alexander Gordon and Susannah Terrell.

MCCLENDON, SEALE, STRIBLING posted by Barbara de la Garza on Friday, June 25, 1999

Documentation of Francis Stribling's marriage to Dorothy Seale, their daughter Elizabeth Stribling's marriage to Isaac McClendon of NC, (b.25 April,1750,son of Jacob McClendon Sr.),and move to Wilkes Co.GA. Francis and Dorothy originally from Prince William Co.VA. then NC. Francis son of Thomas and Elizabeth Taliaferro Stribling,d.1775, of Prince William Co. VA.

posted by Andre Mann on Sunday, June 27, 1999

SEAMORE, SEYMORE, SEYMOUR Searching for any and all information on the descendants of Zachariah and Susannah LeGrand Seymour. Descendants know to have settled in Wilkes County. Time frame is 1840 til present. Any help would be appreciated.

SEAMORE, SEYMORE, SEYMOUR posted by Andre Mann on Sunday, June 27, 1999

Searching for any and all information on the descendants of Zachariah and Susannah LeGrand Seymour. Descendants know to have settled in Wilkes County. Time frame is 1840 til present. Any help would be appreciated.

BRANHAM, MCELHANNON posted by Leslie BUCHANAN on Monday, June 28, 1999

Seeking info on John McElhannon and wife Eleanor Branham/McElhannon who came to Wilkes Co and took up land after the Rev. War. Had son Jonah Isiah and daughter Unity (married Henry Potts), possibly other children. Any info appreciated. Buck Buchanan

BELL posted by Gene Stephens on Monday, June 28, 1999

On Oct. 5, 1829, Mary H. Bell, widow of Joseph Bell, filed for dower in Wilkes Co. GA. We think there is a possibilty that Mary's maiden name was Haley or Halsy and that she married later in Franklin Co. GA, Stephen B. Stephens. Any pertinent info will be most appreciated.

CASTLEBERRY posted by Brenda Littlefield on Tuesday, June 29, 1999

I am searching for info on Peter Castleberry listed in the Wilkes Co. census of 1790. He perhaps moved from Washington Co. to Wilkes. He had several children including James and Jeptha. James was killed in the battle of Atlanta. Any help anyone can give me would be appreciated.

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