Archived Queries 2004-2006
Queries are now posted directly in the RootsWeb Forum.
ALLEN / ROBINSON - I am searching for
information on my grandfather Urlysses G. ALLEN and my father William ALLEN,
Sr who married Earlene Ivory ROBINSON. They were both raised on Cattail Creek
in Yancey County. My grandfather ran a General Store at Pensacola at one time.
My Mom and Dad moved to Black Mountain to work at Becan during the war. Any
info on any of these poeple will be appreciated.
William Hayes Allen, Jr. - email@example.com - 5/27/2004
ANDERSON / McKINNEY - I am trying to find
the first name of M. Lot ANDERSON...he married Essie McKINNEY in Yancey County
in 1911...I am also searching for his father and mothers name....Lot ANMDERSON
died in 1923 approx age 34....His approx birthdate is 1888...He is buried in
Madison County...He may have been born in either Buncombe or Yancey County
.....Lot and Essie had three children.....Anna; Joseph; John; and Mary
Emma.....John and Mary McKINNEY, the parents of Essie, in 1910 lived in Yancey
County, Prices Creek Township...on Indian Creek Road....I would guess that Lot
ANDERSON lived or worked near there....So far I haven't found a Prices Creek
Township in Yancey County. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Arnold Hartley - Beljac@gloryroad.net - 3/10/2004
ANGLIN - Does anyone know or have
information on an ANGLIN family who had a daughter Mary ANGLIN, b. 24 July
1792 in Buncombe Co NC (now Yancey County)? Any info will be
Dorrine Koch - firstname.lastname@example.org - 4/25/2004
AUSTIN / McPETERS - I am looking for
information on my ancestors from Yancey Co. My Grandparents were Charles
Hezekiah (Jeter) AUSTIN and Claire McPETERS AUSTIN. They both were born just
before 1900. Claire McPETERS parents were Johnnie McPETERS and Mary STILES
McPETERS. Mary must have died after about 10 yrs. of marriage, I cannot find
any record of her after her wedding to Johnnie in 1891.
I would like to know what happened to her and where she might be buried. Charles (Jeter) AUSTIN parents were Will Burt AUSTIN and Alley FOX AUSTIN. I would like to know if anybody has any pictures of them and would be willing to share. Charles (Jeter) AUSTIN lived on Prices Creek, and he and Claire had 9 children who lived to adulthood. I would like to know if anybody has pictures of their family. I am one of their 26 grandchildren, but Grandma Claire died 14 years before I was born, and Charles (Jeter) died when I was 1 1/2 years old. Charles (Jeter) had a brother named Mack AUSTIN who married Claires half-sister, Ellen McPETERS. They had 19 children and I would love to know all their names and maybe get some pictures of Mack and Ellen and their chidren and grandchildren. Mack and Ellen lived on Indian Creek while my father was growing up. Johnnie McPETERS married again to Frankie ROBINSON, and I have never seen a picture of them either. Can anybody help get me some info (any would be appreciated) and maybe some pictures ? My father is Earl AUSTIN, and one of my 1st cousins is Stokes AUSTIN from Blankenship Creek.
Tracy Austin - email@example.com - 12/19/2004
BAILEY / HUGHES / CURTIS / BRADLEY - I
just recently found out that I have BAILEY ties. My great-grandmother, Mary
Etta (HUGHES)JONES was the daughter of Jonathan & Flora Ann (BAILEY)
HUGHES. Flora Ann, born 1847-1850 was the daughter of Jesse and Emilia
(CURTIS) BAILEY. Jesse, born 1808, was the son of Ansel & Elizabeth
(BRADLEY) BAILEY. Ansel, age 87, was residing in Jesse's household on the 1850
Yancey Co census. That is the extent of my BAILEY information at this time. I
would greatly appreciate any information anyone may have on these families to
Susie Willey - firstname.lastname@example.org - 10/18/2004
BAILEY / BARNETT / BENNETT / BOWMAN / BYRD /
CRABTREE / DEATON / EDWARDS / GRIFFITH / HONEYCUTT / MASHBURN / MASTERS /
MILLER / PETERSON / WARRICK - I am researching all these surnames in
the Western NC counties of Yancey, Mitchell, Burke, Madison and Buncombe. I
will be glad to exchange info on any of these that you may be researching or
have info on.
Clint Edwards - email@example.com - 1/1/2004
BAKER / COX - Need ANY information for
Eli Baker and Delphia Cox in Yancy North Carolina in c1850. They appear in
the 1850 yancy NC census on page 433a household 723. they were listed as
married within the year. Any information on this couple anyone has would be
greatly appreciated. They were both born about 1830.
Sue - firstname.lastname@example.org - 4/21/2006
BALLEW / FINLEY - I'm searching for
ancestors of David BALLEW, b. 10 Feb 1796, md. Elizabeth ???, died 19 Jan 1869
in Celo, Yancey County. He is the oldest BALLEW buried in one of the BALLEW
cemeteries in Celo. Also, does anyone have info on Stephen BALLEW, b. 30 Apr
1791, md. Sarah FINLEY, d. 29 Nov 1860. He is the oldest BALLEW in the other
BALLEW cemetery in Celo. Were David and Stephen related? Does anyone know
where they came from? Thanks for any assistance.
Robin Culbertson - email@example.com - 5/12/2004
BEAVERS / GRIFFIN - William James BEAVERS
married a woman named Mary "Polly". Last name unknown to me. They had a son
named Stephen. On Stephen's marriage bond it states that his mother was born
in Yancey County. It only lists her married name of BEAVER and not her maiden
name, or at least I have no reason to believe they were cousins at this point.
I believe that William James BEAVERS (sometimes seen as James William BEAVERS)
may have marrried in Yancey county as that is where his wife was from. I am
trying to find a marriage bond for William and Mary. I am also trying to find
out who their son Stephen married in his first marriage. Any help you may be
able to offer would be so greatly appreciated. I live in Ohio so I find myself
very limited in what info I can obtain from so far out of state. Thanks for
UPDATE TO THIS QUERY:
William James BEAVERS married a Polly Ann GRIFFIN in 1849 or 1850 in Madison County, NC. Polly Ann was born in Yancey County. She had a brother named John GRIFFIN. William and Polly had three sons: Albert, Stephen and Joseph. Polly had an illegitimate son named John (Roundtree) GRIFFIN. Does anyone have any info on these folks?
Sandy Beavers - firstname.lastname@example.org - 10/7/2004
BLANKENSHIP / HOLCOMBE / HIGGINS / HOWELL - I
am searching for information on the burial place of John BLANKENSHIP who
married Mar 15, 1859 to Lovada HOLCOMBE(born April 4, 1842, died March 18,
1910) Lovada is buried in what is now known as the McINTOSH Cemetery on Possom
Trot Road, Yancey County. In former times this cemetary was known as the Henry
HOLCOMBE Cemetery. I have found her burial place but I can not locate his.
Also looking for any information on any of the above mentioned
Van Austin Hoyle, Sr. - email@example.com - 9/21/2004
BOONE / DEYTON - According to information
which I have just received, James Delbert BOONE, b. about 1858, married on 10
Mar 1895, Mary Jane DEYTON. Does anyone know who her parents are? Thanks for
Spencer C. Deyton - firstname.lastname@example.org - 2/23/2005
BOONE - Any information on how there
could be two different groups of BOONE'S in such a small area as the
Burnsville area, and claim no relation to the other, would be appreciated.
I've heard that one group of BOONE'S were given the name but were not really
BOONE'S. Does anyone have anything on this subject?
Elaine Swayney - email@example.com - 1/05/2004
BRIGGS - Seeking information on the Lewis
and Levicia BYRD BRIGGS family. Also their son, Suel BRIGGS and Arta Catherine
WILSON BRIGGS. They were all residents of Yancey County. Any info will be
Olive McCoury - Olive1mac@aol.com - 3/1/2004
BUCHANAN / ROBINSON / GRINDSTAFF - I am
looking for info. on the family of Alexander George Buchanan (b. 4-13-1836
and d. 5-13-1910) who married Crena Wilson. Children are : Fate, Lilly,
William (b. 1866), Sophia (b. 1868), Martha (b. 1872), *Margaret (b. 1874),
Perry (b. 1876), Zella (b. 1878). *Margaret (Maggie) was my
great-grandmother. She married Joseph Wyatt Robinson on 1-31-1893. She died
11-08-1902. I am looking for anyone who is any of these family lines.
Margaret (Maggie) Buchanan b. 1874 d. 11-08-1902. Buried in Yancey Co. at the Ran Thomas(?) Cemetery. Could this be the Double Island Cemetery at the Double Island Baptist Church? Married Joseph Wyatt Robinson 1-31-1893 in Yancey County. Maggie was the daughter of Alexander George Buchanan and Crena Wilson. I am looking for information on the family or anyone who would be related to Alexander George Buchanan. Alexander was born in 1836 and was the son of John A. "Wolf" Buchanan.
Mhensleyknight@wmconnect.com - 4/15/2005
BURNS / LEWIS / SHEHAN - My great grandmother
was Sallie BURNS, who was born March 1859 in Burnsville NC. Her father was
Fletcher BURNS, buried at Simmons Cemetery at Buck Creek Road, and I would
like to know more about him. Was he somehow related to the Otway BURNS family?
Who was Sallie's mother? I know that Sallie married John LEWIS, my great
grandfather. She later married Will SHEHAN. Any info will be greatly
Sue Craven - Sueannec@juno.com - 8/28/2004
BYRD - Seeking information on Isaac
Newton BYRD and Catherine Mathilda HOLLIFIELD BYRD and their children. They
were residents of Yancey County most of the time. Any info will be
Olive McCoury - Olive1mac@aol.com - 3/1/2004
BYRD / BRIGGS / WILSON - I'm researching
the Newt (Isaac Newton) and Tildy (Mathilda HOLLIFIELD) BYRD family and the
Lewis and Levicia (BYRD) BRIGGS family to include Suel Brown BRIGGS and his
wives, Arta Catherine WILSON and Mary Elizabeth WILSON BRIGGS, daughters of
George and Mary WILSON. Newt and Tildy's daughter Alice married Suel and
Arta's son Melvin Brown BRIGGS and they are my husband's g. grandparents. Any
help on these families will be appreciated.
Olive McCoury - Olive1mac@aol.com - 2/25/2004
CALLOWAY / BANKS - I am looking for
information on Berry CALLOWAY who married Frankie BANKS in Yancey County
around 1840-1850. They were my great grandparents. Any info will be
Faye Moss Keanum - Fgkkwk@wmconnect.com - 2/18/2004
COATS - Looking for the parents of
Gabriel G. COATS who lived in that portion of Yancey County that later became
Madison County. Anyone knowing who his parents were, please contact me as this
is very important. Also anyone having pictures or knowledge therof of Edward
A. H. COATS or Gabriel G. COATS please contact me and thanks.
Joe R. Coates - firstname.lastname@example.org - 11/18/2005
COOK / BAILEY - Searching for information
on the Isaac COOK line of Yancey County. We believe Isaac was born about 1759
in what became Charlotte Co and that he and his family moved to Yancey County
about 1772-1774. He married a daughter of Edmund BAILEY about 1791. Who were
Isaac's parents? Isaac COOK was my Great Grandfather. Any info will be
George E. Strawbridge - email@example.com - 7/11/2005
COOPER - I am searching for information
about Dolph and Rachael COOPER. They were from Bee Log and Little Creek in
Yancey County. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Debi Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org - 11/3/2004
COPE / HOPKINS - I am searching for a
Judith COPE who was married to ??? HOPKINS. They had a child born in Yancey
County about 1808 and named Benjamin Parker HOPKINS. Looking for Judith and
any HOPKINS living in that area. THANKS!!!
A. Johnson - Aneatthesweet@cs.com - 2/3/2004
DAYTON / DEYTON / WILSON - Looking for
the family of: (via the 1850 Yancey County NC census), Thomas WILSON 44 mw
farmer bn KY, sons: William 21, b 1829, Edward 18, b 1832, George 12, b 1838,
Alfred 10, b 1840, Levi 4, b 1846, wife: Hannah 45, b 1805, daughters: Manerva
17, b 1833, Jane A. 6, b 1844 and Mary 2, b 1848. All born in NC except
Thomas. The person missing from the census is already married would be
Elizabeth, b. abt 1830. She married Levi DEYTON. They can be found in the
Cherokee County 1860 census with the DEYTON name spelled as DAYTON and William
and Jane A. are living with them. Any help will be appreciated.
Dawn "Morningstar" Trent - Nacomah@aol.com - 2/11/2004
EDWARDS / BAXTER - Seeking information on
my great grandmother Nancy EDWARDS, born 16 May 1860 and died 12 Nov 1946. She
married Bird D. BAXTER on 28 Mar 1887. I have been unable to find any of her
ancestors and will appreciate any information or clues. My mailing address is
28620 Champions Drive, Menifee, CA 92584.
Jim Riddle - Jimandpaty@aol.com - 9/2/2004
EDWARDS - I'm looking for Abel EDWARDS in
1820/1830, father of Asberry E. EDWARDS, b. 1822 and Edward H. EDWARDS, b.
1818. They moved to Murray County GA, then Jackson County AL. Any help
Kathy Edwards - email@example.com - 3/20/2004
EDWARDS / BOWMAN - Looking for anyone
with info on the following families: William (Billy) EDWARDS, b. ca 1804,
probably Bedford Co VA or Burke Co NC (later Yancey) who md. Mary Polly
BOWMAN, b. ca 1812-1815 Burke Co. William was the son of John Jackson EDWARDS,
Jr. and Susan CANTRELL. Mary Polly was the dau. of Jacob BOWMAN, III and Mary
SAFLEY. They were in Yancey Co and later Mitchell Co thru the 1860's at least.
Children of William and Mary Polly EDWARDS were: Jonathan R., b. 1829 who md
Nancy AYERS of the Glen Ayre community; Clarissa, b. ca 1830 who md Jonathan
TIPTON; Bridget, b. ca 1835 who md Mishack F. AYERS; Mary J., b. ca 1838;
Sanders, b. 14 Jul 1840 who md Sarah E. AYERS; Joseph, b. ca 1844 and Alzira
EDWARDS, b. 3 Mar 1851 who md Bacchus P. GRIFFITH and lived in the Tipton Hill
area of what is now Mitchell County. Would like to exchange info with anyone
Clint Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org - 1/1/2004
ENSOR / COOPER - I am looking for
information on the ENSOR/COOPER family who lived in Yancey or Mitchell County.
John ENSOR was married to Cornelia COOPER. They had John Clingman, William
Dolphus, Polly and Nora. I would appreciate any information on the parents of
either John or Cornelia.
David Jones - email@example.com - 5/24/2005
FOX / MILLER / WHEELER / MOORE - My
grandmother was Lillie Dovey (Fox) FOX, b. 25 Jul 1910 in Yancey County and d.
6 Jan 1996 in Carter County TN. My great grandmother was Cora (Miller) FOX, b.
ca 1891 and married on 15 Sep 1908 my great grandfather Kel FOX, b. Sep 1883.
When Cora died, Lillie was just a child, and was given to her grandmother to
raise her. Kel then married Minnebelle WHEELER, and when she died, he married
Grace MOORE. I need to find Kel FOX's REAL NAME as I think Kel is a nickname.
Can someone help me?
Veronica Seibert - CooConSeibert@aol.com - 6/27/2004
GRIFFITH / GRIFFIN / PROFFITT / WEBB / McCUBBIN
I'm looking for information on Evangeline GRIFFITH who married Swinfield
WRIGHT in 1834..They were in the 1850 census and she with her father-in-law
were in the 1860 census...The WRIGHT family were supposed to have come from
the James WRIGHT that was a Quaker....not all proven...but would like to know
if the GRIFFIN'S that came to Yancey Co from Maryland were also Quakers....
Swinfield's son John P. married Thursey PROFFITT in around 1860 and they had
two children William WRIGHT (My ggrandfather) and Cordelia.. He married
Lucinda Caroline STORY... I'm trying to also find the Cherokee line in these
families...My grandmother said that Lucinda Caroline was half Cherokee and
blind...Don't know if this is true... The WEBB line comes from Thursey
PROFFITT...Her Mother was Susannah WEBB....married John Wesley PROFFITT...1820
Cocke County TN... Does anyone have any pictures of these lines? It would be
great to have a picture to go with some of the surnames.
Connie Fry - Confry1@insightbb.com - 2/16/2005
HENSLEY - I am looking for information
about Amos Sylvester HENSLEY, born about 1865 in Yancey County NC. Amos was
living in the home of John W. BAILEY in 1870 in NC and in 1880 in Arkansas. I
am trying to find out who his parents were. Amos was my Grandpa. Thank you for
Judy Hensley - firstname.lastname@example.org - 10/26/2005
HILL - I'm looking for a Andrew Jackson
HILL that may hve been born in Yancey County. His father may have been a
Swinfield or William. I know this Swinfield lived around Ramseytown in 1860
and their son William lived in around there as I have seen them on the 1860
census. Any info will be appreciated.
Dallas Hill - email@example.com - 10/16/2005
HOLLOWAY / WILSON / HENSLEY / GARDNER / BANKS / ALLEN - I am looking for
the maiden name of these women who were on the 1850 Yancey County census:
(1)hh 867/906 Mary, 27, with Daniel HOLLOWAY (2)hh 877/917 Susannah WILSON, 41
(Was she the mother of James WILSON 15, living with Joseph ALLEN? and who was
her husband?) (3)hh 977/1023 Margaret 33, with John HENSLEY (4)hh 821/861
Nancy L. 26, with James J. GARDNER (She married 2nd Young ALLEN.) (5)hh
952/995 Ruth 37, with William B. BANKS. Any help appreciated.
Joyce House-Reeves, Oklahoma City - JoyceHouseReeve@webtv.net - 1/4/2004
HOOVER / SOWERS - My great grandfather
and great grandmother, Henry HOOVER, b. ca 1843 and Susannah (Annie) SOWERS
HOOVER, b. ca 1846, lived most of their lives at Seven Mile Ridge in Yancey
County NC. Does anyone have any information on that family? I really would
like to know their death dates and place of burial. I have info about
descendants and will be happy to share.
Lowell Presnell - firstname.lastname@example.org - 1/17/2004
LEDFORD / JONES - My grandparents were
married in Yancey County on April 30, 1911. I know they lived in and around
Bee Log and Coffee Ridge areas. They had children named William Robert (my
Dad) b. 1920, Texie, Mary Nell, Albert Cornelius "Jack," Pearl Ann and Morris.
I know very little about my grandparents. I do know that Samuel had a brother
named Amos that lived to be over 100 years old. I know that Leanna or Leona
was born in Unicoi County, TN. I could use some help on these people. One
person thought Samuel's parents might be Cornelius and Matilda McIntosh
Ledford. I don't know. I do know we are part Cherokee but don't know who the
Indian blood came from. Any help would be appreciated.
Judy Ledford Reaves - Ttracechance@aol.com - 2/18/2004
LEDFORD / LEADFORD - I'm trying to find
the parents of Thomas McCurry LEDFORD/LEADFORD. I found him in the 1850 Yancey
County census with his wife Margaret GREEN and children Elijah G., Thomas,
John, wife Margaret and Althea. That year he was listed as McCurry LEDFORD. He
later moved to Tennessee and finally settled in Carter County TN. Any info
will be appreciated.
Wanda Manning - Wanda21020@charter.net - 2/7/2004
McCOURY / McCOURRY - My husband is a
descendant and ggg grandson of Malcolm and Sally Lynn McCOURRY. His gg
grandparents were Zephania and Jane PHILLIPS McCOURY. James Lynn and Martha
Phinetta WILHITE McCOURY were his g grandparents. I will appreciate any info
on these families.
Olive McCoury - Olive1mac@aol.com - 2/25/2004
McCRACKEN / HICKS - I'm looking for
information about Raymond Pearson McCRACKEN. I believe his parents were John
and Mary HICKS McCRACKEN. He was born in 1895 and enlisted in the Army in
Burnsville. Any info will be appreciated.
Gayle McCracken Tuttle - email@example.com - 4/19/2004
MCFALLS - I am looking for information
about the descendants of Elizabeth McFALLS, born 1845. I don't know her
husband's name. Her son, my great, grandfather, was Hiram Charles Larance
"Dink" McFALLS, born May 1867 in Burnsville, NC. He married Lidda LAWS. He and
Lidda had 8 children, my grandmother was Martha McFALLS SMITH. If anyone has
information on the McFALLS, it would be greatly appreciated.
Sandra Montez - Smithmontez@yahoo.com - 9/14/04
McFALLS / OGLE / GADDY / BALL / COOPER - I am
seeking information about the descendants of William Lewis McFalls b. 1852,
and his first wife Mary Matilda Ray b.1852; Some of their children were:
Cansadie b.1873 m. David Ogle; Ila b.1875 m. Tom Cooper; Hettie b. 1876 m.
George Gaddy, (2)Tom Gaddy; Charlie b.1882 m. Maggie Ogle; Columbus b.1886 m.
married Myrtle Towe, (2) Amanda Buckner); Pansey b. 1886 m. Jim Ball. Any
information on Mary Matilda Ray's family would be appreciated, also. I have a
lot of information on his second family with his second wife Etta Lora Hensley
b. 1877, of Yancey County, but I have no information on her family. If anyone
has information on her Hensley line, please help!
Beth Campbell Stoney - firstname.lastname@example.org - 6/14/2004
McMAHAN - I am searching for a family of
McMAHAN's that lived in Yancey County in 1870-1900 and probably earlier. The
information I can verify is this: Nelson A. McMAHAN, b. ca 1867 married Lou
Ann ANDERS; their children are my Grandfather Charles and his siblings.
Nelson's father was George McMAHAN, b. ca 1834. George married Elmira ??? and
had Nelson and another son Alfred. We do not know what happened to Elmira, but
George married again and had several more children, including a son named
Gudger Luther about 1889. I cannot get past George, or even be certain which
of a number of George McMAHAN's that he is. None that I have found have
children in the right time frame. Any information on this family will be
Cheril Thomas - Csthomas11@aol.com - 9/28/2005
McPETERS - I am looking for information
on the McPETERS family of Yancey COunty. My great grandmother was Mary
McPETERS. She married Wash C. GREENE and their son was my grandfather, Jesse
Franklin GREENE. They lived in Mitchell County. I have no information on her
besides her name. Any info would be greatly appreciated and thanks for your
time and consideration.
Jesse Gibson - email@example.com - 11/11/2005
METCALF / CROWE - Absalom METCALF was
born in Yancey County in 1831. He married several times. I have documentation
for marriages to (1) Lucinda MITCHELL in Madison Co., NC (1853); (2) Rebecca
J. IRWIN in Unicoi Co., TN (1878) ; (3) Sarah SLAGLE in Washington Co., TN
(1880). I keep hearing that before any of these, he married an unknown
CROW(E). Can anyone document this? Thanks.
Lucille Shaw - Babymanx@aol.com - 2/16/2004
MILLER - Seeking further info on the
ancestors of my mother, Sinda MILLER, b. 14 Aug 1903 in the Poplar area of
Mitchell County. She was the dau. of Andrew Jackson MILLER, b. 7 Jul 1866 and
Nancy Jane MILLER, b. 14 Feb 1874, both in Mitchell Co NC. Andrew's parents
were Timothy MILLER, b. Mar 1826 in Yancey Co and Sarah "Sallie" BENNETT, b.
26 Dec 1834 in Yancey Co. Timothy's parents were Andrew MILLER b. 14 Mar 1805,
probably in Washington Co TN and Nancy PETERSON of Yancey Co NC. I believe
that Andrew's parents were possibly Isaac MILLER, b. ca 1785 and Elizabeth
?????. It is also believed that Isaac's father was possibly Samuel MILLER from
Germany. My grandmother, Nancy Jane MILLER (above) was the dau. of Thomas J.
MILLER and Bridgett "Biddy" Honeycutt. Thomas was the son of David MILLER and
Margaret J. Callahan. David was the son of John and Mary MILLER and this John
was a brother to Andrew, b. 1805 and listed above. Does anyone have additional
info on these families? I will be glad to exchange info.
Clint Edwards - firstname.lastname@example.org - 1/1/2004
OLIVER - Seeking parents, siblings and
birthplace for Solomon OLIVER. According to census, born about 1808 in North
Carolina. Married about 1831 to Francis "Frankie" JARVIS, widow of Pierce
ROBERTS in old Buncombe County (later became Yancey County and then Madison
County) North Carolina. Suddenly appears in 1831 in a prenuptual agreement
with Francis JARVIS 1831, no other OLIVER'S in area. Children's names: Rezi
J., Rachel E., Jabez B., Joseph Marion and William Allison. Unknown what
became of Rachel but Jabez and William were killed in Civil War, Rezi and
Joseph fought in war and returned to marry and have descendants. Family lived
near town of Mars Hill in now Madison County, North Carolina. OLIVER family
supposed to be "Scotch-Irish" in ancestry. Solomon OLIVER died 1879-1880 in
D. Oliver - Keener7@aol.com - 8/24/2004
PIERCY / PUTNAM - I am searching for the
parents and place of birth of Dora PUTNAM PIERCY wife of William Hicks PIERCY
son of William Erwin PIERCY. William and Dora had 4 children - Lena PIERCY
MOORE, Estelle PIERCY BURRELL, Herbert PIERCY, and Claude Weldon PIERCY. The
1880 United States Census, Caney River, Yancey, North Carolina, lists William
H. and Dora living with William Erwin PIERCY along with Lockey PIERCY (wife of
W.E., mother of W.H.), Adolphus E. and Julia A. PIERCY (son and daughter of
W.E., brother and sister of W. H.), and Sallie HOUSLON (daughter of W.E. and
sister of W. H.) Any information will be appreciated.
Sandra Carpenter Jay - email@example.com - 7/15/2004
PRESNELL - I have information that my
ggrandfather, Amos PRESNELL in 1880 was living at Stantonsburg in Yancey
County NC. Does anyone know where that community is located? Thanks for any
Lowell Presnell - firstname.lastname@example.org - 2/13/2004
PRICHARD / GARLAND - I'm trying to find
the family of Abe Julius WILLIAMS (born GARLAND), b. ca 1882. His mother was
Amanda PRICHARD of Bakersville in Mitchell County and her parents were
Ebenezer (b. ca 1822) and Catherine (b. ca 1835) PRITCHARD of Yancey County.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Karen Lee - LeeFamVADKTJ@aol.com - 1/5/2004
PYAT / WILLIAMS - I am looking for any
information regarding James and Catherine PYAT, listed in the 1880 census of
Yancey County. In that census, along with James and Catherine is a 4 year old
child, Lilla WILLIAMS, listed as a servant. Any info of James, Catherine or
Lilla would be greatly appreciated. Lilla was my great grandmother.
Rebecca Moseley - mailto:email@example.com - 4/20/2004
RAMSEY / BENNETT - Researching Rial/Riley
RAMSEY b. Abt 1813 m. Phoebe BENNETT b. Abt 1822. Riley parents unknown,
Phoebe's parents believed to Levi BENNETT and Nancy HARP. Riley and Phoebe's
children are Lavinia, William, Saul, Solomon, Garret and Martha Parkey RAMSEY.
Martha used to speak about going back to Yancey, and at the time no one knew
what she was talking about. Found (I believe)in 1840 Census listed as 'Wiley",
Moved to Claiborne County, TN (census records) and then on to Whitley and Bell
Counties, KY. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
Shirl Tarbox - firstname.lastname@example.org - 9/4/2005
RAMSEY / RAMSAY - I am trying to find
info on John Ramsay prior to 1900, his son was Isom B. Ramsey and they are
buried in the Bee Log area.
Sharon Kast - email@example.com - 4/12/2006
RANDOLPH - I'm looking for any
information on Samuel RANDOLPH, Jr. and his brother, Thomas RANDOLPH, both
sons of Samuel RANDOLPH of Yancey County in the late 1700's. Any info will be
Jan Patton - firstname.lastname@example.org - 10/3/2004
ROBERTSON - I am seeking information on
Robertson families listed in Yancey county in the 1880 Census. The first
family is Josise and Malindy Robertson, both age 63, living in Caney River on
Page 525B. On the same page is the family of Canese and Sarah, both age 27
with their children. On page 528D is the family of Wiat (Wyatt) and Martha. On
529A is the family of John W and Sallie Robertson, from marriage records I
think that the lady is Sallie English, married on 2/28/1875. There are several
other listed Robertson families that I am seeking information on. Any
information would be appreciated.
Robert Owensby - email@example.com - 7/14/2005
ROBINSON / ROBERTSON - I am looking for
information on J. M. ROBINSON, who married Lula THOMAS. They are buried in the
Robinson Cemetery on Rock Creek Road in Busick. Thanks for any info.
Robert Owensby - firstname.lastname@example.org - 8/22/2005
ROBINSON / SHUFORD - I am searching for
information on my Grandmother's family. Her name was Callie ROBINSON and her
husband was George ROBINSON. She is buried in the Sandbottom Cemetery. I am
also looking for info on her father, Joshua ROBINSON, and her mother Lora
SHUFORD. I have found out that Lora's father was Daniel SHUFORD. Joshua and
Lora are also buried in the Sandbottom Cemetery. Any info will be
Robert Owensby - email@example.com - 7/14/2005
SEABURN / SEBURN / SEAGRAVES - I am
looking for a SEABURN (S) (SS) SEBURN, SEAGRAVES who is supposed to be on the
1870 Yancey County census. He is listed on the 1860 Yancey County census as
Seborn SEAGRAVES with wife Nancy and children William, John, Malinda,
Margaret, Mary, Curtis and Martha in the Bald Creek area. Any help will be
Richard Wright - AnchorRest@aol.com - 4/8/2005
SHELTON / HENSLEY - The Yancey County
website shows a marriage record for Joseph SHELTON and Barbara HENSLEY on
2-26-1854. Next listing is Silas SHELTON and Barbara HENSLEY on 2-26-1854. Can
anyone tell me if this is a misprint? If so, who did Silas SHELTON marry and
Helen Norman - HRNORMAN10@peoplepc.com - 3/6/2005
SHELTON / HENSLEY / TAYLOR - I need
information on Andrew Johnson SHELTON, b. 1860 in Yancey or Madison County NC.
He married Nancy Mariah HENSLEY, b. 1869. She was the daughter of Erwin
HENSLEY and Martha TAYLOR from Bee Log in Yancey County. Andrew was sometimes
called Jonce or A.J. Thanks for any info.
Mike Shelton - firstname.lastname@example.org - 1/20/2004
SHERMAN - I would like to find any
information on my Great Great Grandfather, Robert SHERMAN. Family records show
he was buried in Yancey County. My Great Great Grandmother was Elizabeth REID
SHERMAN. They had a son named Jessie SHERMAN, my Great Grandfather. I would
really appreicate any information available.
Edna Earle Hansen - Eno426@sbcglobal.net - 12/06/2004
SILVER - I must have a documented
connection between John Jackson SILVER, (b 1785)son of George Jr. and his son,
my gg grandfather Green Berry (b 1820). I need this for the DAR. They were
both living in Yancey for several years. They are listed near each other in
the 1840 census for Yancey. My Green is not to be confused with old Green
Berry who lived there most of his life. He was my Green's uncle. If you have
come across any land records, tax records, or anything that connect the two, I
would greatly appreciate this information.
Josephine Sanders Sparks - email@example.com - 3/31/2004
SMITH / FOX / LINGERFELT / WEBB - Looking
for info on Soloman Smith Born: bet 1810-1815 NC, Nancy Lingerfelt Born abt
March 1835 NC Died after 1910 Van Buren County Arkansas, Married: March 6,1862
Lincoln County, NC Living in Upper Creek, Burke County, North Carolina 1870
Census with Solomon Smith age 65 & Nancy Smith age 34 Children Matildah
Smith age 1, Henry Smith age 5, Joseph Webb (Joseph Smith) age 10, and James
Webb age 14 in the 1880 census Living in Yancey County, North Carolina,
Soloman SMITH age 70 Nancy SMITH age 45 Children Henry SMITH Age: 15, Emmie
(Matildah) SMITH age 9, John SMITH Age: 4 . Joseph Webb (Joseph Smith) age 18
Born December 09, 1858 is using the name Joseph Smith, in the 1880 census and
is married on April 04, 1880 Yancey County NC to Julia Ann Fox age 21 born
January 15, 1859 daughter of William Albert Fox & Elizabeth Moody living
with Solman & Nancy Smith 1880. 1900 census Green Mountain, Yancey County,
North Carolina Nancy SMITH living with children :Matilda Emmie Smith &
John Frank Smith Census 1910: Nancy Smith Census: 1910 Holley Twsp, Van Buren
County Ar.# 261 Age 85 (Abt 1825) Living with Son John F. Smith & Miltida
Emmie Smith, had 10 children, 4 still Living in 1910 John, Henry, Joe, &
Emmie All living in Van Buren County Arkansas. Any info on any of these people
will be appreciated.
Ken Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org - 6/25/2005
SMITH / CARVER / EVANS - I am looking for
information on William SMITH, b. 1850 and Henritta CARVER, b. 1854. Also
seeking information on James B. CARVER who married Margaret EVANS on 4 Sept
1840. The CARVER'S were from Yanceyville (?) in Yancey County NC. Any info
will be appreciated.
William Smith - email@example.com - 12/25/2004
SMITH / ROBINSON - Looking for
information on William Z. SMITH (1844 - 20 Jan 1917) and Malinda ROBINSON (Abt
1854 - Abt 1918, married 31 Mar 1878 in Yancey County and listed in the 1880
Yancey County census as living in Burnsville Township.
Sondra Stewart Slemp - SSTEW44@aol.com - 5/27/2004
THOMAS / HUGHES / RIDDLE - I would
appreciate any information on Tessie THOMAS who was married first to Goodson
HUGHES. Her second marriage was to Handy Charles RIDDLE, according to the
information which I have. Who are her parents???
Spencer C. Deyton - firstname.lastname@example.org - 9/9/2004
THOMAS / MODE / HUNSUCKER - I am wanting
to find out who the parents, grandparents or even great-grandparents of
Delbert THOMAS are. Delbert was born 26 Apr 1897 and died 9 July 1940 and is
buried in the Micaville Cemetery at Micaville NC in Yancey County. He married
Thekla MODE. I have some info on Delbert and Thekla but cannot link him to my
THOMAS family. I am from the Aaron THOMAS, Sr. and Elizabeth HUNSUCKER line.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.
Pam Thomas-Cantrell - email@example.com - 2/28/2004
TIPTON / LEWIS / HONEYCUTT / DAVIS / BUTLER -
Looking for siblins of Naomi LEWIS, born 10 June 1853 in Yancey County NC and
daughter of John LEWIS and Celia HONEYCUTT LEWIS. Any information will be
Ruth Ann Davis- Annielkm77@aol.com - 1/13/2004
WHITSON / HENSLEY - I am researching the
WHITSON family and those who descend from Abraham and Sally HENSLEY WHITSON. I
would like to correspond and/or talk with anyone who has anything to
Lynn Phillips Wagner - Celosclown2@aol.com - 1/14/2004
WILLIS - I am looking for information on
John Anderson WILLIS who resided in Yancey County NC and was born sometime in
the 1820's. He and his wife gave birth to Andrew Jackson WILLIS in the 1850's.
Any help or information will be appreciated.
Kenneth L. Willis - KLwillis@earthlink.net - 2/16/2004
WILSON - I have found a WILSON surname
DNA project which coordinates with Family Tree DNA. If anyone is interested in
more info on the WILSON DNA PROJECT, it may be accessed via your search engine
at, "Wilson Surname DNA Project".
Mimi Jo Butler - firstname.lastname@example.org - 2/2/2005
WILSON / BLALOCK / OXFORD - Thomas Wilson
was born Dec 17 1809 NC & married Frances Blalock 1832 Burke Co, NC. By
1845 he had moved to Union Co, GA with Jesse Wilson b c 1780 and Wm. Wilburn
Wilson born Mar 1811. Jesse married Abigail Oxford, widow, of Caldwell Co, NC
in Union Co, GA 1847 & then had one son Avery born 1849. Avery moved to TX
by 1900 & OK by 1910. Seeking any Wilson descendant who would be
interested in participating in Wilson Surname DNA project for W NC
area.(Family Tree DNA). You may contact me for more info.
Mimi Jo Hill Butler - email@example.com - 1/30/2005
WILSON / CRAIG - I am searching for any
information on John WILSON of Augusta County VA who married Susannah CRAIG,
daughter of Robert and Susannah CRAIG in 1816. John and Susannah had 5
children: Mitchell Alexander, Sophia, (Rev.) Samuel, Dorcas and Sarah. The
family relocated to Yancey County NC for they appear in the 1850 Yancey County
census. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Alaina Foster Maupin - firstname.lastname@example.org - 2/11/2006
WILSON / DEYTON - I'm looking for
information about Edward "Ned" WILSON, born ca. 1829 in NC, and his wife
Elizabeth DEYTON, born ca 1831-1838 in NC. Can anyone tell me when and where
they died and are buried? Does anyone know their parent's names? From the 1850
Yancey County census, Ned appears to be the son of Thomas WILSON and Hannah
(unknown); Elizabeth appears to be the daughter of (unknown) and Elizabeth
(maiden name unknown) DEYTON. Ned and Elizabeth were married about 1854 and
lived in Hollow Poplar, Mitchell County in 1880. In 1900 they were living in
Ramseytown, Yancey County. In 1910 Ned was living in Ramseytown (without
Elizabeth), living next to his sons Samuel and Zeb. I will be grateful for any
info on these persons.
George Neil - email@example.com - 10/29/2005
WRIGHT / GRIFFITH - I am seeking
additional info on the WRIGHT families of Yancey County. John WRIGHT, b. 1835
married Thursey PROFFITT in 1860. She was b. in 1842. John's father was
Swinfield WRIGHT, b. 1812 and d. 1858 who married Evangeline GRIFFITH.
Swinfield's father was Solomon WRIGHT. These WRIGHT's are suppose to be
connected with the Quakers of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. A Wallace
WRIGHT has an article on the WRIGHT's in Lloyd BAILEY's "Toe Valley Heritage"
and I would like to contact him for more information. Any info will be
Connie Fry - firstname.lastname@example.org - 2/16/2005