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Teresa Bell I am looking for any information on William and Maranda COFFEY. They were married in Burke Co., NC, and I believe that's where William was born, about 1839. He and his wife moved to Clay County, NC, and it's said they only had one son, Robert W. Coffey, born in 1861. Robert married Mary M. Bell, daughter of James M. Bell and Elizabeth Russell. Robert died in 1940, and Mary died in 1906 of tuberculosis. They are buried at the Pine Log Methodist Cemetery, outside of Brasstown, Clay County, NC. Maranda is buried there also. Her tombstone reads "1835-1885 (wife of William)." The family story is that William may have served aboard ship in the Civil War and was killed when his ship sank off the coast of the Carolinas--looking for confirmation and additions to this tale.


LBR4911@aol.com Looking for information on Jesse BERRONG who married Jane McClure on 4 Aug 1874 in Shooting Creek, Clay County, NC. The marriage register lists his father's name as William. I am looking to link this line with the Berrong line in Towns County, GA.

Doug White I am trying to find information on the parents of James B. BRYAN who lived in Clay County, NC in 1857. James B. Bryan, a Col. in the 4th GA Confederate Regiment during the Civil War, was born 1832 and d. 1899 in Stephenville, TX. His wife's name was Jane (Sarah) Laxton. My grandfather, James Calloway Bryan, was born in Clay County, NC on 26 Nov 1857 and died 19 Aug 1933 in Matador, TX. His brother, Thomas Franklin Bryan was born 10 Aug 1861 in Clay County, NC and died 1931 in Waco, TX.


Tom Hicks Does anyone have information on the William Asbury HICKS family of Clay County, NC? They moved from TN to Clay County. The earliest date I have is 1880.

Janet Horn My ggg grandmother was Rachel MOORE, daughter of John Parker & Charlotte) Millie Redmon Moore. My gg grandmother was Caroline Moore. Rachel married Jesse Kerby; Caroline married her first cousin, William Kerby. Rachel also had a brother named Abner Moore.


Robert A. Patterson I am searching for Columbus PATTERSON who lived in the Hayesville vicinity.
Berna Stillwell I am researching the STIL(L)WELL families of Clay County, NC. I would welcome correspondence with anyone else interested in this surname.
Linda Hoelscher Looking for parents of John ADAMS. He married Margaret Moody before 1876. Their son, William Wyley Adams, was born 16 Sep 1876 in Clay County. Also looking for parents of Margaret MOODY and other sons and daughters of this couple.
Linda Hoelscher I am looking for information on Benjamin FLEMING. He married Lucinda WATTS before 1879. Ther children: William, Waneta, Robert, Ransom, and Lillie Ocilia Fleming. Lillie married William Wyley Adams. Also want information on Lucinda and children. Lucinda was supposed to be Cherokee Indian.
Thomas Hicks Looking for information on my Great Grandfather Everette SWANSON who lived in Hayesville, Clay County. Everett had a daughter, Magnolia Swanson (my Grandmother) who married George HICKS.
M. Bell DITMORE, John S., son of L. H. & Harriet Ditmore, born August 1854, married Margaret E. BELL, born circa December 1859, daughter of James M. Bell and Elizabeth Russell. They had at least 5 children: Ollie C. Ditmore 1878; Esta M. Ditmore 1882; Lean B. Ditmore 1889; ?S. Ditmore 1894; Fred L. Ditmore July 11, 1897 (May have died about 1870 in Texas). It is believed that John and wife Margaret may have moved with some of Margaret Bell's family to Texas and Oklahoma.
Janet Horn RE: HENSON & ZILPHA GLASS QUEEN: would like to know the parents names of each of the Queens. They are in 1850 & 1860 census of Clay Cnty.In 1860, they are shown as parents of David 21, Martha 19, John 17, Catherine 14, Charity 12 (my great-grandmother), Franklin age 5. They also had a daughter Lucinda who would have been 15 and after this date was living in Murphy with a child but no husband. In 1850 census,they are also shown to have daughter Isabella age 18,son Julius age 14.
Janet Horn HOWARD:Am looking for the descendants of John & Annie Howard married in Clay Cnty in 1871.John was the son of John D and Anna Howard,Annie was the daughter of William & Caroline (Moore)Kerby.
RCodyer@aol.com I'm looking for information about my grandparents, Charles Thomas DOYLE and Beatrice Viola DOYLE. They had lived in Methuen, MA. They were married on July 7, 1917. Grandfather was born in Glenville, NY on June 22, 1895. He was born with the last name DAVIS and was adopted by the Doyle family. My grandparents moved to Hayesville, NC. I don't know when Grandfather passed away; Grandmother passed away on Jan. 25, 1984.
Lori This request is being submitted in the hope that information is available regarding my maternal great-grandparents and their ancestors. I believe that they were married in Clay County, North Carolina (Haysville) during the summer or early spring of 1918. My maternal great grandmother was Irene Coleman SMITH. She taught school in a one room school house for about one year, prior to marrying my maternal great grandfather, Garnett Lewis Smith. Irene and Garnett ( he always went by Lew or Lewie) had a daughter in May of 1919. Her name was Dorothy Alice Smith. Irene, Garnett and baby Dorothy moved away from Haysville to Prescott, Oregon when Dorothy was around one year old. As a child, I was told that there were relatives in Haysville, and my grandmother (Dorothy) occasionally spoke of an "Aunt Rufina". I have no other information regarding these people, as this chapter of my ancestor's lives was not open to discussion. Sadly, my grandmother passed away two years ago, and there are no living relatives to provide any helpful information. Oh, I was also told that another family name (married to Coleman?) was SCROGGS. I have no information about Garnett Lewis Smith's family, other than he was adopted by the Smith family after an illness apparently killed his biological parents and most of his siblings. Very tragic. Anyway, I suppose that this is a tall order, but any information from you nice folks would be greatly appreciated, and more than I have at this time. Any "mystery relatives" out there who would enjoy chatting with a possible distant ( very distant) cousin in Portland, Oregon?
B.J. Trying to find the relatives of JAMES HARLEY RIDDLE born on January 31, 1918 and his sister's name was BURDELL WYATT. Her family lived in the area of Waynesville, NC. looking for the parent of JAMES & BURDELL RIDDLE. pls feel free to e mail if you have any information.
Ruth M. Ott I am the gggranddaughter of Enos SCROGGS through his son Hannibal who married Leona HENSLEY. Their oldest child, Hester, was my grandmother and her oldest child Carmen was my mother. Hester had eight brothers and sisters, most of whom I met as a child. Hester was born in 1880 at Hayesville and my mother was born there in 1903. Hester married Stephen KING in Montgomery and lived out her life there. She had three KING children. Carmen married S. M. MITCHELL and had five, of which I am the youngest.
Kristy Smith I am looking for descendents of Andrew McCLURE and Margaret ROGERS (b.1818-21 Jul 1886).Their children were--Amanda m.Thomas Ledford, Andrew Nathaniel m. Lilly Brookshire, Caroline m.Sam Spivey, Emaline (b.1848) m.William Decatur Patterson (b.1844,Cherokee Co.NC-d.1921 Clay Co.NC) their children were (Maiden, Luther, Gus, Angeline, Claude, Rose, Mead, Pearlie, Abb, and Ollie Patterson (1872-1929) all born in Clay co.), Hugh, James D. m. Caroline Ledford, Joseph m.Lucy Curtis, Margaret m.Newton Penland, Martha M., m. Jim Queen, Melissa M. m. Joseph M.Patterson in 1878 Clay Co.NC--their children (Furman, Fred, George, Sherrod and Elbert) all born in Clay Co.,Pheobe, Sarah m. Brock Burrell and Sullivan m. Addie Anderson. I have no further information on these people.Would love to be able to add more to this line.
Ola Cates Looking in CLAY Co for ancestors of: Thomas Jeptha MANESS born 1817 in NC? died in Decaturville, TN date unknown - Married Elizabeth ???? Children: Eliza 1843 Christiana 1845 Sarah M. 1847 John 1849 Elizabeth 1852 Nathan 1855 Lucy 1863 Charles 1866 Gabriel Scott 1867 (my gr gf) Thomas J. 1872.
Shirley Reed Was told Alexander J. (Jack) GREEN lived in Clay Co. His wife was Sarah PARTIN, dau. of Harriet Kilpatrick and John S. Partin. Was told someone in the family was a minister. Would love to contact any descendants or gather any info.
Jaglegdpj@aol.com I am trying to find information regarding my great grandmother - Belle Zimmerman GILREATH who came from Clay County, North Carolina . Belle's father was Harve ZIMMERMAN and her mother's maiden name was LOVE, also from Clay County.
Jill Hackett Just beginning my search. I am researching the COOK,WOOD,LEDFORD, AND COKER families of Clay Co, NC. Specifically: Thomas Ely COOK b. 1890, s/o Rufus Winfield COOK and Margaret Eliz. LEDFORD. Also searching for information on Thomas Ely COOK'S wife, Bessie Mary WOOD b. 1897 in Clay Co, NC d/o Unknown WOOD and Mary C. COKER. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any information.
Walt Looking for information on John TURNER and Hariett WEATHEROE Turner and their families. They had a son Byars Augustus Turner born 24 Aug 1858 in Clay County, North Carolina. To the best of my knowledge their other childrens names were John, Nola, Laura, Bynum and Ella. Any help with any of these surnames would be greatly appreciated.
Hubert Nicholson NICHOLSON & MOORE Looking for info. on JOHN ANDY NICHOLSON Married DORA MOORE around 1886. I believe in Clay County. was told John or his son Hubert came from Snowbird mountain.
Shirley B. Reed Looking for descendants of John LOGAN and wife Bessie WALDROUPLogan, Bessie born 1887. Was told they lived in Brasstown, Clay Co. And heard she had a daughter Elaine.
Tom Hicks I am trying to find information on my great-grandfather James Swanson. of Clay County or any of his descendants. Any information would be appreciated.
Joan Miller Seeking information on any DEARING. I have information on a MORTIMER DEARING who lived and died in Liberty, Clay Co. Missouri in Dec 1898. Would like to connect him to a family line.
William David Moulder In searching for my KEENER family I found the following in the CHEROKEE INDIAN CENSUS 1835, >CLAY COUNTY: EDWARD KEENER, JIM KEENER, KENAH, and "KEENER". I assume these are >"head of household" listings. Is it a complete listing of the members of those families and does anyone have that >info.or was this just a "head of household" census???????
M. Benson I am looking for information on Bedford CHANCE born in 1835 in Caswell Co. NC and married Mariah HALL. They moved to Clay County and one of their children, James married Margaret Zimmerman in 1876 in Clay County. Bedford was a brother of my gggrandfather David Chance. I have some info. on the family in Caswell Co. and would be happy to share info.
Cynthia J. Brown Inquiry regards Adeline 'Lillie' Minerva MULL b. 11/8/1875 Shooting Creek, Clay Co, NC. She married Henry Lecil BURGESS b. 3/11/1872.
Rick Presley I am looking for Sanders PRESLEY, d. 1840, a Methodist circuit rider and his son, Mellimious Brown PRESLEY, b. Oct. 25, 1828 in Clay County, NC., also a Methodist circuit rider. They are listed in federal land records. Sanders apparently died before moving to Middle TN.
Ken Cook COOK, Richard L, b 23 July 1829, d 30 Aug 1903 m. Martha Ann Geesling Jan 31, 1850 12 children: Marion Linton, Elisabeth Duggan, Jessie Joyce, Richard Louis, Martha Ann, Georgia Ann Augusta, Beauliar Tyrloliar, Joseph Lee, Henry Lawrence, Thomas Lonzo, Oscar Lafayette, Fanny Olive. Richard and Martha Ann appear in the Warren County, GA Census for 1850 and 1860. I know he moved to Boston GA after the civil war, but I have no information on his place of birth or siblings or parents. He worked for Georgia Southern Railway during the late 19th century. Maybe he came from this county?
CarolAnn DeBacker Robinson Researching ancestors that were born and lived in Clay Co., North Carolina. Came across Clay County Cemetery Records and was so excited to find some of my ancestors. Need information on my GreatGreat Grandfather and his descendants. My greatgreatgrandfather was Pink(maybe W.P.) WORLEY, he married Vina(maybe Vina Adaline), their children that I have are Marion Luther WORLEY b. March 21, 1867, Jaice(maybe J.B. or Jace), Edd, Barnet(maybe Barnett M.), Nancy and Adiline. Family story says Vina full blood Cherokee. Pink Dutch, Irish and English. I have Marion Luther WORLEY married to Carrie LEAPORD, on February 24, 1886. Their children Jesse Homer b. Nov. 9, 1886, Martha Jane b. Nov. 29, 1887, Alice Belle(Allie) b. Jan. 27, 1888, Flora May b. May 13, 1890, James Everett b. July 6, 1893, Glen b. Feb. 9, 1898 and Lucy Ann b/ Nov. 17, 1905. Martha Jane married Samuel Ledford in Shooting Creek, North Carolina and they lived there all of their lives according to Allie Worley(DeBacker), my grandmother. Desperate to connect with my long lost relations there.
William H. Mitchell Seek any info on Johannes SCHEMEL died 1813 and his wife Anna Margaretha SCHEMEL died 1803. Both died at Bethabara.
Walter H. Williams Trying to find information on my great grandfather Andrew Carson WILLIAMS b.1828, moved to McMinn Co, Tn.after 1853 also wife 1) Susannah DUESSE d. in. N.C. wife 2) (my great grandmother) Sarah HUCKEBY b. 4-13-1837 in N.C. and d. in TN.1-9-1919. Said to be from N.C. Any information would be appreciated, will share any information I have. I thank you.
Norma Bridges We believe that our Grandmother Ann Elizabeth BRAWNER who was Born May 27, 1875 and Pairsitty Brawner born Dec.26,1873 and were born in Clay County.. at Clear Creek.. near Haysville, North Carolina.(also known as Brawner Gap).We would like to have any information available about them. I have some information that I would share if anyone else is looking for these people. Their Father was James. A Brawner born on Sept. 25, 1854 and married to Louisia HARRISON on Nar26, 1873. Louisa was born Feb.14, 1844. If you have any information I would appreciate it and will share what I have.. Thanking you.
Penny Hayes Am looking for information on Jesse KERBY with wife RACHAEL. These two names show up in 1880 Texas, born NC.
Bill Brandon I'm looking for the parents/ancestors of Susanna Jones b. Apr. 17, 1791 , married John Moore in Buncombe Co. May 27, 1817 died in Clay Co. 1888 I also need the any info on Jackson Jones who had a daughter Sarah, who married Archibald Rogers, in Buncombe or Clay Co. N.C.
Joanie Powell I am searching for C. T. WALDROUP married N. F. TURNER in Clay County, NC on April 11, 1880. I am searching for C. T. Waldroup parents. I think he was also know as Charles Waldroup or Tibbeth Waldroup. I think this is the C. T. but I'm not sure. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as I have hit a brick wall. Thanks so much.
Debbie Roth I am trying to find the parents of my GGG Grandfather Edward SMITH. He was born in Clay Co. NC around 1818-1820. I judged this birth timeframe from the fact that he married at "full age" in 1839 after they had traveled to Platte Co. MO and arrived there in 1837. I do not have any record of siblings... but there could have been. He was talked about as being of high intellect. So he must have come from a family with money to school him well. Does anyone have access to a census record for maybe 1820 to place him in a household? I sure would appreciate your assistance.
Nancie O'Sullivan In 1895, Brasstown, Clay Co. Joel J. Vickers age 26 married Jessie Ketron age 20. Searching for information on VICKERS family.
Virgil Freeman I am doing research on my GGrandparents Jason Lucius (Bud) MCCLURE, born Feb. 16, 1869 and Orra Tennessee ALEXANDER, born Oct. 10, 1869. They lived in Hayesville, Clay County, NC. I know that Orra's parents were James Alexander, born Aug. 17, 1825, and Mary Alexander, born February 4, 1829. They are buried in Hayesville. I would like to have more info., if anyone knows more. Thank you.
Kerry R. Davis I am looking for information to help me with our family tree "Davis." My grandfather Fred Davis was born in Carter Cove of the Sweetwater Community and recently deceased in Hayesville. I am trying to trace back to his grandparents. Fred's father was Husker Oscar Asbury Davis and mother was Lillie Addilee Sanderson Davis. I certainly appreciate any information someone might have.
Rosa Nathaniel TAYLOR born about 1838 in NC; married Harriet FRENCH on Oct. 2, 1860 in Sawhill, S.C. They had had six girls and I believe one son. Four of the Taylor girls married Welch brothers, most living in Charleston, S.C. in the late 1800s. I was told that the Taylors and the Welches were good friends and moved from NC to SC in the mid 1800's. Do you have any information on this family? Also, does anyone have a copy of the 1850 NC Census Index? If so, would you see if Nathaniel Taylor age 12 is listed. I need the parents names.
Lois Louden I am trying to find a link to my grandmother. I believe she was from Hayesville, NC, because that is where my mother was born. Her name was Ollie Bell Ledford born Jan 13, 1907. Many help would be great help since I know nothing about her, only her name and D/O/B.
Marilyn Allen I am researching MOORE-John C. Robert-Wilbur-Clinton-sons born early 1900's to Robert W./Gertrude BRYSON. John C. was born in Topton. Other surnames CHAPMAN and COVINGTON, all from So.West N.C. around Hayesville, Murphy or Andrews.
Rnallenweg@aol.com Trying to find information on the family of Elizabeth LEDFORD and William F. PASSMORE. Elizabeth was the daughter of George Towery Ledford and Mary CURTIS. Although I am quite certain the family lived in Clay Co, NC, I cannot locate them in the 1880 census. Also, I cannot find documentation for the death of Elizabeth. Thanks for any help. Rich Nallenweg

1. Elizabeth Ledford, born Nov 1812 in Buncombe, NC; died 20 Aug 1904 in Sweetwater, Clay, NC. She married on 12 Apr 1832 in Macon, NC, William F. Passmore, born abt. 1816 in Ashe, NC; died 14 Aug 1873 in Sweetwater, Clay, NC.

Notes for Elizabeth LEDFORD !BIRTH: 1900 census

!CENSUS: 1840 US Census index, Carroll Co, GA, page 087, 874th dist, William F. Passmore. Need copy of actual census. 1850 US Census, Macon Co, NC, family #726/741, William is a miner 1860 US Census, Jackson Co, NC, Webster PO, pg 593, family #256. This is a fairly good match, but Elizabeth is not listed with the family. Wm is a 54 year old farmer. 1870 US Census, Clay Co, NC, pg 458, family #129, William is 54 and a farmer 1900 US Census, Clay Co, NC, Hayesville Twp, ED #12, sheet 5, line 35, family #79/81, living with son, James. The census says widow Elisabeth is the mother of only 1 child. This cannot be correct.

!MARRIAGE: 'NC Marriage Records 1830-1868 Macon Co, NC', by Francis T. Ingmire, @ Macon Co Historical Society

!RELIGION: 'Macon Co Heritage Book II', pg 550, 'On Saturday 13 Aug 1836, a presbytery consisting of...met and constituted the 5th Baptist Church in Macon Co, at Sugarfork. ...1836...Elizabeth Passmore joined by experience.

!POLL BOOKS: '1835 Poll Books NC, 12th Congressional District', at Macon Co public library, by Biddix, 'Macon Co Poll Book - 1835 (original pages 232-254), Election at Franklin, for Congress' lists William F. Passmore

Notes for William F. PASSMORE !DEATH: 'Clay Co Estate Records, 1862-1943', CR.025.508.1-16 (this is in file 12), @ OBCGS, has W.F. Pasmore indexed in 1874.

Children of Elizabeth LEDFORD and William F. PASSMORE were as follows: 2 i Mary Ann2 Passmore [2766], born abt. 1833 in SC. 3 ii Sarah E.2 Passmore [2767], born abt. 1835 in Macon, NC. 4 iii Martha J.2 Passmore [2768], born abt. 1838 in Macon, NC. 5 iv Rebecca C.2 Passmore [2823], born abt. 1840 in , Carroll, GA; died May 1850 in Macon, NC. !DEATH: 1850 US Census, Macon Co, NC, Mortality Schedule, lists death as a drowning. Lists place of birth as GA, therefore, I am ASSUMING that Rebecca is the daughter of William and Elizabeth, because their next child was also born in GA. 6 v William F.2 Passmore [2769], born Mar 1843 in GA. He married abt. 1873, Dorothy A. (---) [3675], born Mar 1843 in NC. !BIRTH: 1900 census gives place of birth as NC !CENSUS: 1900 US Census, Clay Co, NC, Hayesville Twp, ED #12, sheet 5, line 39, family #80/82. Dorothy has had 5 children, all are living. 7 vi Margaret A.2 Passmore [2770], born abt. 1848 in Macon, NC. 8 vii Thomas B.2 Passmore [2890], born abt. 1852 in NC. 9 viii James H.2 Passmore [3609], born Sep 1854 in NC. !BIRTH: 1900 census !CENSUS: 1900 US Census, Clay Co, NC, Hayesville Twp, ED #12, sheet 5, line 35, family #79/81. Mother, Elisabeth, is living with the family. James is a widowed farmer. He has a son and a daughter.


JoAnn Wyble I'm seeking information about the family of Royal Jackson HOLDEN born 1903-5 in Bryson City. His mother's name was Rhody Anne Holden and his father was (SJ) Samuel Jack Holden. He had brothers and sisters. If that information will help I can send some of their names. Thank you for any help you can give.
Bob Axley I'm doing research on the 39th North Carolina Regiment. I'm interested in any letters, diaries, and post-war memoirs you may have on members of Co. E of that regiment which mustered in Clay County. Thank you very, very much for your time and efforts.
Jennifer Petersen McCLURE, Zed Howard who married Jennie Mae COLEMAN (my grandparents). Searching for info on first wife, Mary BEECH. They were married for 2 years and had one child (1900 – 1910). Any info is appreciated. Mary BEECH’s name given to us by Robert POWERS of Hayesville. Does anyone know of Mary BEECH or are you acquainted with Robert POWERS?
Kat Smutz I am looking for info on my Clay Co. ancestors. Father's side is surname BYERS, going back to David Thad of Civil War era. He came from Hayward Co. In particular, would like to find out if story that ggggrandfather married a Cherokee woman. Mother's family name is STAMEY, foing back to Greenberry. Info unknown prior to him. Both families were married to McCrackens, Hogseds, Reynolds, Davis, Ledford.
Barry Hollingdsworth Looking for information on Capt.N.W.MOORE,Captain Co.B 62nd.N.C.Inf.CSA for a friend of mine.
Martha Witherington Searching for family of Roy DUKE of Clay Co.,N.C. born 1894. He is the son of Wolf DUKE and Martha (Mattie) DOWNS, both born in Ga. I will be happy to provide any research information that I have. Thank you
Ron Searching for additional family information on: Benjamin Harrison HILL b.1865 who married Maggie SULLIVAN b. 1874 lived in Clay County and there were the following children: Maude HILL; Claude HILL; Thomas HILL; Frank HILL; and Charlie HILL.
F. Carter I am looking for information on the parents of William Monroe CARTER.William was born June 17 1870 and he died Jan. 8 1953. He had at least two brothers named John and Theodore. John had two sons named Luther and Edward. William's first wife was Harriet Russell, and his second wife was Virginia Greenwood. I am looking for any information on the parents or family of William Monroe Carter.
Sandra I am looking for info on g.g.grandfather ROBERT H. PARKER, born about 1835 in NC. I am told he was from Hayesville. May have lived in Copper Hill, TN at some time. He married Rebecca MORGAN. They had two children while in NC, Johnathan and Alfred B. They moved to Ga and had 8 more children. They lived in the Persimmon community in Clayton, GA. I know nothing of his parents, siblings, etc. Would greatly appreciate any info or help with research.
Marie Trying to locate these families: Justice, Garrett, Troutman, Pell. Any information would be of great help, thank you.
Larry Clark Seeking additional info on Thomas Richard CLARKand wife Jane Easter WINKLER who lived in Clay Co. between 1890-1910. May have been married there in 1887 or moved from Georgia. US Census indicates all children born there: Minnie Louisa, Jennie, Thomas Jackson (my grandfather), John H., Eva Ann, Eleck Franklin, Julie L., Emma, Bertha, Elvie, and Lovie. Son George died age 3 in 1895. Any help greatly appreciated.
Kristi Evans I am looking for information on KEZIAH VANN and MARTIN MANEY, keziah was born in 1783, possibly in or around Madison county, NC. They were maried in April of 1930. KEZIAH VANN was the daughter of CHEIF JOSEPH VANN of the Cheorkee tribe. Any information greatly appreicated.
Bill Telotte Looking for information on John Harvey PATTERSON--born March 1893 --Clay County N.C. died Sept. 1968--Jackson County, N.C.-- any information on his parents and siblings would be great.
KaDiddle53@aol.com I am looking for Thurmon C. MOSS, buried in Pine Creek Cemetery. I have a lot of information on my 4th great grandparents, Andrew and Sarah Margaret (Woodring) HOOPER and John Posey ("Choga") and Mary ("Peggie") (Moss) STEWART; my 3rd ggrandparents Milton M. and Rhoda (Hooper) Stewart; my 2nd gg Stewart; and my grandparents Wilbur R. and Sally (Stewart) Moss, my grandparents. I am looking especially for the Moss side of the family.
KaDiddle53@aol.com I am looking for Elizabeth Betty HOOPER who m. William Henry MOSS in the 1700s. Thank you.
Alvin D. Reece Caswell G. REECE and his wife, Texanna (SHARP) Reece were the parents of my father, Zeb Vance Reece and my Uncle Monte who died in Clay County in 1966. I would like to find out when Caswell and Texanna were born, married and when they died. Caswell Reece married a second time to a woman named Pearl who probably died in Clay County. Pearl had a son named Junior. Any information will be appreciated.
Belva Pond Need data on any MARTIN families residing in Clay Co c l900. Martin, Wm Hemry,-- The CALER family-- PACE family . Their claim for Eastern Band Cherokee was rejected for lack of information.
Jo Ann Giles NANCY STEWART HALL is listed on the 1870 Clay Co.NC census. Searching for descendents. She m. Edwin Hall in Jefferson Co. Iowa in 1846. They were in Cherokee Co. NC in 1850 & Union Co. GA in 1860. Edwin m. 2nd in Monroe Co. Tn in 1864. I am her great granddaughter.
In8caADIO@aol.com I am searching for information on a relationship between Levinia Lavinia ("Vinnie") London and Alec Wood (a non-indian name possibly held by a full Cherokee). They had 3 sons together, Harley Lee, Harvey RB, and Thaddeus London who all kept their mother's name. If anyone has any record of these names in their history, I would appreciate a reply. Thank you.
Weston Self Looking for any info. on Job Self born abt. 1790.married sarah? would be my 2nd great grand father. would like any info. on him.
Laura Wareh BARRON...I am searching for the family of William A. Barron who disappeared from SC around 1870. His children ended up in Henderson County, NC in 1900 but I can find no trace of the family in those 30 years. Would anyone have access to census indexes for Clay County for those years and be willing to check if there are any Barrons?
Kay I have MOSS's going back to 1586. I need info on Richard MOSS b. 1565--also STEWART, HOOPER, HOPKINS, OWENS, CRAIK, NORTH, BELT, CHOURTON. Thank you so much.
Magal I am trying to find information about REESE B. GALLOWAY who was born in Clay County NC on Feb. 13, 1841. He married SALLIE LITTLE who was supposed to be full blood Cherokee Indian. Their children were: Manda born 1886; Anna born 1888; William Clifford born 1890; and James Floyd born 1892. Sallie died in 1895.
Camilla Allen Mitchell Looking for names of parents and siblings of Elvira MURPHY who married Isaac Thomas BEACH ca 1837. She was b. 1816 in Morganton, Burke Co., NC and died 1 Jan. 1860 in Clay Co. She is buried beside Isaac in the Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery just inside the Georgia state line. Isaac Thomas Beach b. 1814 in Burke Co. d. 2 Dec. 1892. 2nd wife Susan Ray JONES, married 14 Aug. 1878. Need documentation that proves Isaac Thomas Beach is the son of Isaac. Isaac Beach b. ca 1787 married Elizabeth Clark BAKER 23 April 1811 in Burke Co. I am the great grand daughter of James Hannibal Beach, son of Isaac Thomas and Elvira Beach.
Sharon C. Jones My father, Allen Lonas COOK (b. 1916, d. 1979) is buried in Clay County alongside his paternal grandparents (Rufus W. and Mary Elizabeth Cook). I'm curious if this William A. Cook is related. Any information you could rovide is appreciated.
L. F. I am looking for information concerning my great great great great grandfather, Jack RABBIT. I have information from an 1835 Cherokee Census that he lived on Shooting Creek in Clay County N. C. I have been told that Jackrabbit Mtn. was named for him, but have not been able to find any historical records concerning that. He was married to or living with a woman named Na-ke (Na-chee). Their daughter, my g.g.g.grandmother was Kohene (Gaw-he-na) who was married to a man named YOUNGBIRD. I have also been told that Jack Rabbit and Na-ke claimed a distillery on their spoilation claims. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
Belinda Bettis I am looking for any information on and descendants of Whipple Carpenter SMART who lived in Hayesville, Clay County. He was born on May 12, 1867. He was first married to Mary Louise SILVER and after she died, married Verdie LANCE. He was my great-grandfather. Any information on any of my Smart would be greatly appreciated.
Becky Rogers I am researching the surname REEMS and would like to find out how REEMS CREEK, which is in Clay County, got its name. I want to see if there is any connection. Also would appreciate any info on THOMAS JEFFERSON REEMS born approx 1862. M. MARTHY CROFFORD born 1862 died 1925. I know that they lived in Clay County close to shooting creek and they later moved to Banks County, Georgia. Any information on the REEMS from Clay County or history on REEMS CREEK would be greatly appreciated.
Wendy Stroud My grandmother was born in Clay Co. Muriel KITCHENS born on 10-12-23and died on 12-1-1997. Her parents were Mary Elizabeth McCLURE born on 9-18-1888 and Hold Edward KITCHENS born on 3-3-1888. Also, my grandfather Clyde Miriam STROUD born on 6-22-1919.
Debra Crowell Hello all, I am in need of your help please? I am trying to determine just where Burgess Franklin CHEEK & wife Lydia Ann BURRELL were located on the 1910 census. They are my gr,grandparents! Burgess Franklin Cheek was born Feb.24,1887 in Clay,Co.N.C. in the Hayesville Township. He is the s/of Elisha Cheek & Lavina Holmes. Lydia Ann Burrell was born June 12,1888 in Towns,Co.Ga. She is the d/of David Francis Burrell & Louvina Haseltine Corn.Burgess & Lydia married Aug.27,1904 in Towns,Co.Ga. by: M.S.Dills M.G. Their 1st child is Texie Mae Cheek born Feb.23,1907 in N.C. (according to 1920 Banks,Co.Ga. census) She is my grandmother! I have yet to locate the 1910 census of Burgess Cheek & family, my question here is...was he on the 1910 Clay,Co.N.C. census? Or was he on the 1910 Towns,Co.Ga. census? Is there any way to find a birth record for my grandmother Texie Mae Cheek born in 1907? I am also looking corospond with anyone who is connected to either of theese families! Thanks in advance for any and all help!
Charles E. Carroll Seeking birth and death dates for Paul B. CUNNINGHAM of Hayesville, Clay Co., NC.
Tina Bennett I am looking for information on Abraham FLEMING with a son named William Benjamin Fleming who died in Clay County near Brasstown. Do not have a wife of Abraham. Wm. Benjamin married Ms. Lucinda C. Watts from Georgia. Have very little info on Fleming family, looking for any connection, relative, etc. that I can contact to obtain more information for the Fleming Family Tree.
Rebecca Rogers [alternative address] I am looking for information on THOMAS REEMS/REAMS (born approxmately between 1830 to 1842 m. Martha Crone had at least one child Named Thomas Jefferson Reems b approx 1862. Martha Crone remarried after Thomas died to a "Hollifield" Would like to know this Hollifield mans first name. I know that Thomas Jefferson Reems and his wife Martha (Crofford?) moved back and forth from NC to Georgia and then back to NC in the early 1900's. They lived in the Clay County NC area during the 1900 census. Would like Any information that I can find on Thomas J Reems's father and mother. Would appreciate an e-mail if any information is found.
Charles E. Carroll Albert CARVER Seeking information on Albert Carver, married to Margaret FULCHER on 18 dec 1892 in Clay Co., N.C.
Kristi Evans Looking for info on Barbery BARRETT born approx. 1805 in Buncombe County, NC, married James MANEYabout 1828, died and is buried in Clay County, NC (Bethabera Cemetery). Possibly the daughter of David Barrett & Elizabeth Henderson. Possibly her fathers name was Thomas. Not sure which is correct. Any info would be appreciated.
Clyde B. Kitchens Interested in talking to any & all Kitchens and Bracken descendants from Shooting Creek, Clay Co.
Wayne Mayo I am researching the AUBERRY family that lived in the Clay CO. area. The name that I am tying to find the parents of is ELIJAH AUBERRY he was born Oct. 15 1847 and married Louise Robinson. They had several children one was Bascom Lee Auberry born March 10 1883 in Hayesville, NC and married Callie McTaggart aug 10 1910.
Merrill Ledford I am seeking information on the parents of Curtis E. LEDFORD, 12-12-1821 who was married to Susanna Baker, 03-25-1825. Curtis LEDFORD was born in Buncombe Co., but moved to Clay County and died in 09-19-1905 and is buried at the Bethel Methodist Church in Shooting Creek, N.C.
Shirley Barnes I am looking for the ancestors of James BARNES who lived in the Hayesville area. His wife's name is unknown. He had at least one child named Elihu James, b. Feb. 13, 1856 (called himself James Huey Barnes) There may also have been children named John and Della and perhaps others. Elihu Barnes married Samantha Adeline SELF on Nov. 23,1876--she was the daughter of Thomas R. and Nancy (Cook) Self of Union County, GA. Elihu and Samantha had a son named Narvy Roscoe, b. Feb 22,1891 in NC. The family moved to Cherokee County, GA in the late 1800s.
Alan Botts Looking for info on DOCK M FISHER. Dock came from Brasstown near Murphy. (b) abt 1858-1860. Of Cherokee blood... I've got his wife also. Altha Marendy Lewis around the same place.They had four children born in NC, three in GA . My grandmother is Cordelia (Delia) Fisher (b)Dec,1880 in NC. If any one has info on this family please help!
Rita (Hinsey) Jonas QUEEN and (Rachel) Lou(ise) MARTIN were married in Clay County in 1879. Jonas was the son of Hence (Henson?) and Nancy YORK QUEEN and Lou was the daughter of James and Permelia MARTIN. Jonas had brothers Jerry and Harvey and sisters Mary and Jane. According to Clay County records, Jerrymiah QUEEN m Margaret MCFALLS 25 Jul 1874, J.H(arvey?) QUEEN m D.O. MCFALLS, 24 March 1881, Mary QUEEN m Jesse P.F. ANDERSON 24 Jul 1873, and Jane QUEEN m Theiron CHEEK 18 Aug 1878. Looking for parents of Hence and Nancy YORK Queen, and descendants of Jonas' siblings.
Jason Clark Looking for the wife of David LEDFORD, the son of Elisha Mac LEDFORD & Mattie MCGEE?
EdiSue@aol.com I am the grandson of Ray and Mallie ANDERSON. Both lived in Clay Co. on Green Cove Rd. near Brasstown. I am looking for information on either set of ancestors. Ray died in April of 1976 and Mallie died in Dec. of 1977.
Jack Nelson I would like to know if anyone has the names of parents of James NELSON d 1896 in Clay CO. NC? I am the GGGgrandson of James and Rheuemma Nelson.
Janice Guffie Watts I am seeking info about the ancestors of my grandfather and grandmother, Jess and Evie Ramey GUFFIE. I do know that I have some aunts and uncles, but would like to know about family farther back. I think they were both from N.C..There is a Roland, Kitty, Dave Guffie, connected somehow. any info would be appreciated.
Charles Mull My g mother was Vassie Nelson MULL. Her dad and mother were Hewlett and Georgia NELSON. I have the name of James and Rhruemma Nelson, but I don't know where they fit in. They are from N.C.
Jason Clark Looking for info on a William/Bill HOPPER that married an Elizabeth LONG--also their daughter, Dona Hopper that married Manvers LEDFORD. Any help would be appreciated! I assume they were in Clay County,NC.
Janice Guffie Watts Hi There, My name is Janice Guffie Watts. I am just getting started on tracing my ancestors. I would like to share info with other members of my family. My Father is Junior Hark GUFFIE,married Audrey LITTRELL. His Father, Jesse James GUFFEY married Evie RAMEY. His Father David Allen married [1] Elizabeth[Betty] ANDERSON and [2] Allie WILLIAMSON. His Father James Lauson Guffey married[1] Mathilda Aveline DOWDLEand [2] Mary PRESSLEY maybe. His Father Jesse R. Guffey married Elizabeth MAGAHA [McGahee,Magahey]. Jesse R. was born about 1820 in Macon County. I also have some names of brothers and sisters. The family moved to Clay County . I would appreciate any info from anyone connected to the family or if anyone else has any info . Thanks in advance.
Jo Crumley Hannah. Researching my Great Grandparents and ancestors of LISSIE(Elizabeth) MATILIA LEDFORD born in Clay Co., NC Nov. 15, 1844 according to funeral register for death certificate, wife of Rev.David Newton Crumley. Her Father is listed as Jason Bradley, Mother Nansie Bradley, who were born in NC. She died April 5, 1934, is buried at Old Ocoee Cemetery, Benton, TN. Polk Co. Thanks for any help.
petew@1stinternet.com I am seeking information on the parents and/or siblings of DAVID P.QUEEN who I believe was the son of Henson and Zilpha Glass Queen and saw that Janet Horn (who I cannot locate) had posted a message stating that they were from Clay County and had listed their children. David P. Queen was my great grandfather who married Harriet Iowa Jarrett from Macon County, she being the daughter of Col. Nimrod S. Jarrett and Nancy Avaline McKee. Can anyone provide me with information about these Queens and also how to locate Janet Horn as her email address has changed? Thanks in advance.
Keith Hood My great great grandfather was a Mr. Marion PASSMORE apparently from your county. I have been unable to gather any concrete information on him or other family members. He was possibly the Marion Passmor that served in the 62nd Infintry. Is there anyone that might be of some assistance to me?
Sarah Burch Roemer I am interested in information on my Grandfather's genealogy. His name is Charles Adam BURCH. I believe he was born in Hayesville, Clay County, NC around 1881. He died in about 1970 and is buried at Ledford's Chapel in Hayesville. His father's name was David Montgomery Burch and Grandfather's name was M. C. (Mack Cal) Burch.
Shari Clay Herron I was wondering if there were any Clay families that lived in this county. I am looking for a John CLAYthat was married to a Diallia MORRIS??? They had my gggrandfather Jackson Monroe Clay Sr., and the census states he was born in NC. I have been searching this line for years, and have never been able to connect them with any Clay family.
Kathy Peck I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY PAPA HENRY WALLACE (SHUG) DALE BORN MARCH 2, 1884 IN CLAY CO N.C. HIS PARENTS WERE JOHN AND CATHERINE DALE (HOGAN) AND JOHN'S PARENTS WERE THOMAS AND NEOMIA DALE (1ST WIFE) AND 2ND WIFE WAS TEXAS SAVANNAH GARNER. HENRY DIED IN GAINESVILLE,GA 1959 WAS BURIED AT GROVE LEVEL BAPTIST CHURCH IN BANKS CO GA. "SHUG" DALE WAS MARRIED TO LEATHY BURCH (SHE HAD A BROTHER NAMED HENRY) I CAN'T FIND ANY INFO ON LEATHY BURCH SHE WAS BORN IN TOWNS CO GA AND DIED IN 1929 IN MARCH AFTER SHE HAD HER 9TH CHILD MY MOM ANNIE LAURA DALE (PECK) ON FEB 22,1929. IF ANY ONE KNOWS THE BURCH'S OR DALE'S PLEASE E-MAIL ME !!!
Dawna Carlton Looking for descendents of Mattie A. COLLINS ,daughter of James Robert Collins. Other siblings were Pearl b.1892, James F. b.1893, Daniel W. b.1889, and Sadie E. Collins b.1888. Mother was Tehanner V. ? They were born in Tusquitee, Clay County. If any of this sounds like your family please let me know. Mattie was born 1886--she was my Grandmother.
Kathy Peck MY GREAT-GREAT- GRANDPA THOMAS DALE WAS BORN IN BURKE CO N.C. MORGANTON ABT 1810 AND DIED IN CLAY CO N.C. HAYESVILLE OCT 7,1903.IAM LOOKING TO FIND OUT HIS PARENTS NAMES.HE WAS MARRIED TO NEOMIA YOUNG AND SHE DIED BEFORE 1903 IN HAYESVILLE,ALSO. MY GREAT GRANDPA HIS SON WAS JOHN DALE THAT MARRIED CATHERINE HOGAN AND THEY ARE BURRIED IN BANKS CO GA.ANY INFO WOULD HELP . THANKS
Bill Groves Jr I am looking for information about Joel RAIN(E)S and his wife Lucinda ?? Their daughter, Sarah Ellen RAINES c. 1872, was married to my great grandfather William Thomas GROVES c. 1-9-1865. The Groves' moved to Canton, Ohio around 1901 and started a Baptist church there, but never returned to either Clay Co. or Towns Co. GA. Also looking for information on William PATTON c 1816.

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