GENEALOGY AND TENNESSEE©
TENNESSEE GENEALOGY QUERIES 11 -
14. Clement McKinney was born in 1802 in VA. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Smith Co, TN. He owned land on the Cumberland River on 28 Aug 1831 in Smith Co, TN. He owned a sorrel horse in Apr 1833 in Smith Co, TN. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Smith Co, TN. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Smith Co, TN. He died btw 1861-1879 in Smith Co, TN. He was a farmer in Smith Co, TN. He was married to Sarah Emily Sullivan (daughter of Lee ? Sullivan) before 1829 in Smith Co, TN. Sarah Emily Sullivan was born about 1814 in Knoxville, Knox, TN. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Smith Co, TN. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Smith Co, TN. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Smith Co, TN. She died after 1880 in Smith Co, TN. Clement McKinney and Sarah Emily Sullivan had the following children:
+21 i. Martha McKinney.
22 ii. Parilee McKinney was born in 1834.
23 iii. Mary McKinney was born in 1836.
24 iv. Sarah McKinney was born in 1838
25 v. George McKinney.
+26 vi. Pantherburial McKinney.
27 vii. Pamela McKinney was born in 1847.
28 viii. Hiram McKinney was born on 16 Jun 1850. He died on 14 May 1930.
21. Martha McKinney was born in 1832 in Knoxville, Knox, TN. She died between 1870 and 1872 in Smith Co, TN.She obtained a marriage license on 1 Sep 1853 in Smith Co, TN. She was married to Patrick A. Shoemake (son of Michael Shoemake and Judah Hubbard) on 5 Sep 1853 in Smith Co, TN. Patrick A. Shoemake was born in 1826 in Knoxville, Knox, TN. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Smith Co, TN. He was living between 1857 and 1860 in IA. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Smith Co, TN. He appeared on the census in 1890 in Smith Co, TN. He died after 1890. He served in the military 1860-1865 Civil War in Knoxville, Knox, TN. Martha McKinney and Patrick A. Shoemake had the following children:
29 i. Sidney S. Shoemake was born in 1857 in IA.
30 ii. Juda E. Shoemake was born in 1859 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.
+31 iii. Sarah Bell (Sallie) Shoemake.
32 iv. Mary Shoemake was born in 1862 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.
33 v. Pansher Shoemake was born in 1863.
34 vi. John Shoemake was born in 1863 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.
35 vii. Susan Shoemake was born in 1864.
36 viii. Miles W Shoemake was born in 1865.
37 ix. Eliza Shoemake was born in 1865.
38 x. Andrew Shoemake was born in 1869 in Knoxville, Knox, TN.
26. Pantherburial McKinney was born in 1846 in Smith Co, TN. She died on 12 Jun 1933 in Smith Co, TN.She was married to William Campbell Apple.
El Paso, Tx 79932
Subj: Wilson Co.Tn. Date: 98-05-03 20:40:12 EDT
I have ancestors in Wilson Co. TN; have not been able to prove.who the father was Etheldred T. Bennett m; Polly Clemmons.
Who was Etheldred T. Bennett's parents. I assume it is Solmon and Obedence Bennett, unable to locate proof.
Also looking for help with Thomas Christopher Butler, Horatio Butler, Cynthia Brumblou, Mary ? Know there mother was Mary ? I have not been able to locate any information about them.
Olivia E. Milberger
2818 Falling Brook
San Antonio,TX. 78258
Subj: GOODMAN Surname query Date: 98-05-04
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dusty Collins)
Looking for Thomas GOODMAN and Aaron GOODMAN (brothers), counties unknown, came to Tennessee from No. Carolina after l800. Their father was Hiram R. GOODMAN, born Carol Co. Virginia l788, died Harris Co., Georgia l856. Mother's name was "Williford"
Sherry Goodman Collins
23l Garrett Drive
Dubberly, Louisiana 7l024
Subj: GOODMAN QUERY Date: 98-05-05
From: email@example.com (Dusty Collins)
I am seeking any information on brothers AARON GOODMAN and THOMAS GOODMAN who went to Tennessee from Cabarrus Co., North Carolina sometime between approx. l800 and the Civil War (no county known). Both were sons of HIRAM R. GOODMAN and his first wife (unknown). HIRAM R. GOODMAN born l788 in Pulaski Co., Va.>Carrol Co., Va.>Cabarrus Co., No. Carolina>Harris Co., Georgia where he died l862. Aaron and Thomas Goodman were the only two of thirteen children of Hiram that removed to Tennessee.
Sherry Goodman Collins
Subj: queries Date: 98-05-09
From: DParker188@aol.com (DParker188)
To: @aol.com (Genny1@aol.com)
HARRIS, GRAHAM, DAVENPORT, ALLEN. HARRIS from Cannon County 1850-1920.
GRAHAM and DAVENPORT from Bedford and Cannon Counties.
ALLEN found in Bedford County in 1900 TN Census.
Subj: Glover Research Date: 98-05-10
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Leonard K Janssen)
I am researching my Pendarvis/Vance family ...
My 3rd great Aunt, Nancy Pendarvis married into the Glover family and I am trying to find additional information on her parents and her family for that matter.
What names do you have information on?
I am looking for Pendarvis, Herron, Dickens, Vance, Wood, Robert(s), Piper, Dudley, Fley, Wallis, Allen, Lamons, and Perry.
Pendarvis, Herron, Glover, Dickens, Vance, Wood and Robert(s) are family names while Piper, Dudley, Fley, Wallis, Allen, Lamons and Perry are good friends of the Pendarvis family and may or may not be connected at this point in my research. In a letter that William Pendarvis wrote to his son in IL 25 Dec 1833 he mentions that cousin Pepy is about to marry Glen Glover and that cousin Thomas Vance has died. I am trying to ID both Pepy and Thomas Vance.
Do you have information on any of these surnames from Smith Co., TN 1780-1850 or can you refer me to people who searching any or all of those names?
I am not on "online" yet so I am stuck with whatever Juno can do is is e-mail only. Thanks for your help.
Subj: Ancestors Date: 98-05-12
My surnames for Tn. are: HUGHES, REASOR, LEA, LANDRUM, PORTEOUS, HUEY, and CLEMENTS.
Would like to share information I have on them with anyone with same lines.
Marjorie Hughes Gray
9641 Rufus Ave.
Whittier Ca. 90604
Subj: Re: Ancestors Date: 98-05-13
I have the Landrum family back to Scotland.
My line is from Reuben Landrum b. 1729 m. Mary b. 1710 .
I have a big packet on all the Landrums, where they came from in Scotland and all .
I tried to look through to find a Rhoda and found a Rhoda P. Landrum m.George W. Grady in 1858 but that doesn't mean there's not more. Maybe some of the kids are not listed. The whole thing is very intersting. ..
As for my LEA: Her name was Mary and she married my Abraham Hughes in 1821, in Rhea Co. Tn. By 1828 he was married to Esther Reasor and they had 10 kids. Moved to Tx. and lived until they died. I wanted to know what happened to Mary. There were no kids for Mary that I have found. Maybe there were I don't know.
Subj: Genealogy Search Date: 98-05-13
From: email@example.com (Carroll Colvert)
I am searching for a GGGgrandfather & mother who were possibly married in McMINVILLE, TN between 1828 and 1831 or in Danville, Ruherford County betweem 1831 and 1835.
The bride was Elizabeth Weedon (Weeden), born l8l0, VA, daughter of Augustine Weedon & Elizabeth Farmer and the groom was William I or J Colvert (Calvert), born 1810 in NC.
The subsequently moved to Alabama, and then to Chambersville, Arkansas.
I have been told that Danville later became known as Woodbury,Cannon County.
Thank you for your assistance.
Subj: TENN. Family - ELDRIDGE/ELLEGE - HOLT - REAGAN Date: 98-05-13
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joseph Epperson)
ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE), HOLT, REAGAN, LOVEN, SHORTER, EPPERSON
Seeking information on THOMAS HAMILTON ELDRIDGE, aka Hamilton Elledge.
Married Nancy Holt in Rutledge, TN on February 15, 1837 (Granger Co.) Moved to Sevier Co. TN. Children:
Mary S. ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE),
James H. ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE),
T. (son) ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE),
John ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE),
Sarah A. ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE),
Lousia ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE),
Amanda ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE)
Margaret ELDRIDGE (ELLEGE). Last two are possibly twins.
On July 29, 1866 Thomas Eldridge married Selina Reagan (Ragan) in Monroe Co., TN. Son: Robert Love Eldridge. Selina was the daughter of Jerimiah and Rachel (Ragan-daughter of Barzellin Reagan & Jean Dictum) Reagan born about 1836 in Monroe Co., TN.
Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.
e-mail address: email@example.com
Subj: [TNCHEATH-L] RYMAN, CROUCH, VICK, LOVELL Date: 98-05-13
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (J.Johnson)
Searching for information on the following:
Robert L. RYMAN (b. about 1870) married Mollie (unknown surname) (b. about 1877 in Arkansas) before 1897. They are found in the neighboring Davidson County census in 1900 with son Herman P. RYMAN (b. abt. 1897) and boarder and co-worker Chas. LOVELL. Mollie died on February 21, 1915, in Ashland City (Cheatham County) and is buried at the CROUCH graveyard. Was Mollie a CROUCH? Who were her parents and siblings, and who were Robert's parents and siblings?
Delilah RYMAN married J.P. VICK on December 30, 1879, in Cheatham County.
Who is Delilah and who are her siblings and parents?
I have a lot of RYMAN information I can share. My ancestors are RYMANs.
I would REALLY appreciate some help with these individuals.
If anyone has access to Cheatham County censuses, I would really appreciate lookups on the RYMANS also.
Subj: E-mail address Date: 98-05-14
From: email@example.com (Stanley Davis)
To all family, friends, and associates of Stanley & Shirley Davis.
I think we have notified most that our new E-mail address is
Please delete all referance to the old address firstname.lastname@example.org
To all our family & friends, we appreciate all of you.
Stanley, Shirley & Little Shirley Davis, the sss
Subj: My web page Date: 98-05-10
From: email@example.com (Ann Boldger)
Your page is quite interesting with a lot of good information. I'll have to make several trips to it to absorb it all. *grin*
My page, "The Hurst Nation" is at
If you could link to mine, I'd greatly appreciate it. Almost all my surnames
are Tennessee-connected, and the counties are Dyer, McNairy, Claiborne, Hardin
and Chester. Surnames: Hurst, Moore, Walker, Lee, Pollock, Green, Redman
Subj: *family surnames query* Date: 98-05-15
I read your post about if you are searching in Tn. to write you;... I was wondering if you think you coiuld find anything on the names Cothran, Hamblin or White...in Tn
Or if you could give me any links that would let me search it myself. I have been wanting to do this for a long time,so any help you can give would be much appreciated.
Subj: Tennessee Comptons Date: 98-05-15
I have been researching the family of William Compton (b.1767, Va. died 1843 Nashville) for several years. I have a rather complete file on his wife, and their children.
I am completely stymied in finding his parents. I would be happy to provide a gedcom or other info on the family. Would appreciate any information.
My primary source of background information has been "History of Davidson Co. TN", Clayton, 1880.
William supposedly came to Davidson Co. in 1792, married Susan Mullen in 1799;
from there until present I have considerable information, particularly their son and my ggrandfather William Scott Compton.
Clark C. Compton
Subj: Re: Phillips/TN cousins book Date: 98-05-16
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gene Phillips)
To: Genny1@aol.com (Genny1)
Attached is the file you requested. I moved to a real ISP ...
I ... have a Phillips webpage at
I checked your webpage, but can't see a connection to your Phillips.
Subj: [TNCHEATH-L] Weakley Family Date: 98-05-16
From: Genny1@aol.com (Nancy Goodman)
I now have a web page listing some of the descendants of Robert Weakley, Sr. thru my line of James Weakley (C), located at:
If you have Weakley's in your line, check it out...I am not finished, but at least it is a start of listing some information from Samuel Anderson Weakley's family history book on the Weakley family of Virginia, and Tennessee and other states.
The book was a 500 page, handwritten account of the descendants of Robert Weakley, Sr.. Many descendants are still in the Cheatham/Dickson/Montgomery county areas of Tennessee..
Ken Powers (email: KenPow@aol.com) descends from Robert Weakley (B), in the Weakley book
Nancy Phillips Goodman in Hendersonville, TN
Subj: HENSON FAMILY Date: 98-05-17
From: email@example.com (Valued Customer)
MARIAN HENSON and his son and 3 daughters moved from Morristown Tenn about 1890 to Texas.
His son's name was Elbert HENSON,
who had sisters, Eva HENSON, Medie HENSON, and Drossie HENSON.
Thanks for any help.,
Subj: Re: From NancyG in TN
From: SSCS40B@prodigy.com (MRS SUE H AIRHART)
.... I have a puzzler, you might be able to suggest another place to look...I have been searching (not steadily) for a divorce record in Dickson Co. for a while now. This is on my Hunter/Lovell family. Georgie Lee Lovell & Sadie Hunter marr. in I believe, Sept 1925---shotgun variety so the story goes. Never lived together, again family story, and George/Georgie Lee marr. again in 1930. Sadie's baby was born in either Jan or Feb 1926. Marie Allbert got the Chancery court film for those years for Dickson and I think for Cheatham Counties, and found no mention of a divorce. Also another researcher searched Cheatham Co, too and nothing. I can't believe there was NOT a divorce, all those families lived in 'each other's pocket' too close to let a thing like that not get talked about. Any suggestions as to where I might look at this point????..
From: ZSDY88A@prodigy.com ( KELLY A EVANS)
I have a grand father I do not know his name but on my father's birth records it says L.A.Gunsman or Gulsuman or Gulsoman or Gunselman. My father was Warren Leon Dugan and his mother was Minnie Mary Hay all from tennessee. Can you help me as I am in Calif. and its hard to look up thing in Tenn.
Subj: Benjamine McKinney
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (rosez)
Hi, I have a Benjamine McKinney in my family tree who married Amanda Dawson(1869-1924) dau/ of Amos Dawson(1802-1875). Where is Smith Co.? These people lived in East Tenn. what is now called Cocke Co.(was Greene Co., Jefferson Co.)
Benjamine McKinney is buried at Mt. Airy Methodist Ceme/ Hamblin Co. Morristown, tenn. They had two children: Sally Kate McKinney and Edna Mae McKinney. Don't know if he is related or not.
Karen Dawson Zwingman
Subj: Circuit Rider Preachers - Methodist Church
From: email@example.com (John J Schultz)
I am searching for a Hawkins Family who were in Tennessee in 1820-30?? One of them was "Polly Hawkins" -- married Johnathon Steven Tilly- an indentured bond-servant in area of Cape Giradeaux, Missouri... Also, her brother , Johnathan K. Hawkins was a Methodist Circuit Rider -- from Memphis, -- then was entered into service in 1843 - New Madrid, Missouri.... Does anyone know of any Methodist Historians who might have records of Circuit Rider Pastors??? It was a large family, several sets of twins... 21 children, I believe.
Hello, my ancestor is Alexander Hardcastle, born 1799 in Tennessee. He married Rebecca in 1818 in Jackson Co., TN. His father might have been Lewis Hardcastle.
If anyone has any information, please contact me. Thanks!
Cheryl (Hardcastle) Endicott
Subj: WRIGHT Family Date: 98-05-31
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Wright, Jerry)
To: email@example.com ('firstname.lastname@example.org')
Looking for Wrights who ended up in Fentress Co. TN.
I have found 3 Wright brothers from Maryland.
They are David Wright, b. abt. 1785, John Wright, b. abt. 1787, and Matthew W. Wright b. April 14, 1789.
John Wright married Elizabeth LINDLEY, b. abt. 1796 in Virginia.
Their children included Sarah Wright, b.1815, Elizabeth J. Wright, b. 1817, John C. Wright b. 1819, and think there were more children.
Matthew W. Wright married Margaret Ann RITCHIE, b. July 5, 1790.
Can't seem to find anything on the brothers' parents. All information welcome.
Glad to share what I have.