NANCY P. GOODMAN'S
GENEALOGY AND TENNESSEE©
Tennessee Genealogy Queries #2 -TN - QUERY2.HTML
(August 1997) - query2.html
My great-grandfather, John W. WHITE was born in Hardin County, TN in November
of 1822. He married Mary Ann WADE in 1848 in Hardin County, Tn. They moved
back and forth between Arkansas and Tennessee several times. They had 13
children including, I believe at least one set of twins.
My grandmother was Flora Estilee WHITE.
Does anyone know who John W. WHITE's parents were?
Oh yes, he did serve in the Civil War because Mary Ann received a widow's pension in Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas where they are both buried, sharing the same headstone with their names on opposite sides, so some have failed to see both names.
John W. WHITE died on July 30, 1904, almost two years before my father Curtis CARDEN's birth and Flora's death from complications of childbirth.
Thank you in advance.
Norma Carden Reynolds
I am trying to trace my great-grandfather, John Tidwell KING. He was born
in Tenn. on 27 Dec.,1861, to Tidwell KING and Katherine TURNER. John died
in Franklin County, TX on 22 Dec 1929. This is all the info that I have.
I do know that John married Laura SPARKS, and she was from Horatio (Sevier
CO.), AR. I do have the 1840 and 1850 census of Tenn., but do not find Tidwell,
and the only Katherine's that I find are spelled with the letter C.
Subj: DEATON, Elias and Joseph Decatur County Date: 97-08-05
From: email@example.com (David F. Deaton)
I am David Frank Deaton, 47. I live in Houston, Texas.
I have tracked my Deaton ancestors for 6 generations to Tennessee. Information on Elias (c1790-c1837 Decatur County), my great-great grandfather, is sketchy, and we are not sure who his father was.
We think Elias' father is Joseph (c1760-c1810 Montgomery County, NC).
Before 1770, Joseph Deaton came to NC from Maryland, near Little River. One of his sons who traveled west and south is thought to be Elias. The tree then continues with L.B. Deaton (1820-? Western TN), B.F. Deaton Sr (1857-1932 Finger TN), B.F. Deaton Jr., F.N. Deaton and then me.
If possible, I would also like to track back to Captain William Deighton/Deaton who immigrated from England to Virginia in the 1700s. Can you help? Any information on any of the Deatons will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
KERR, COCHRAN, TUCK, HINTON, CLIFTON, THORNBURG:
Subj: Query Date: 97-08-05
From: PCLIFTON@InfoAve.Net (Paige T Clifton)
I am looking for information and photographs for my great-grandparents
from Loudon County TN. Thomas Lamar KERR born1/20/1887 to Dr Jesse C. Kerr
and Mary Ann Cochran Kerr. Bessie Mae Tuck Kerr born 12/19/1892 to Moses
Tuck and Malinda J. Hinton Tuck in Blount County TN. I would apreciate
information or photographs on any family descendants.
Paige Thornburg Clifton
WEAVER, BRADSHAW, BRADEN, CHAPEK:
Subj: Tennessee Families Date: 97-08-06
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (mmpaa)
I'm searching for WEAVER, BRADSHAW and BRADEN families in mid 1800's in Tennessee.
I am looking for Goodman's from TN.
I am looking for the parents of my great-grandfather, James Hamilton GOODMAN, born 24 Apr 1849 in Hunt County, TX (this according to JH's death record in Nacagodoches County, TX) married 26 May 1872 to Mary Elizabeth HINCKLEY, and died 23 Jan 1943 in Douglass, Texas at age 93.
James Hamilton Goodman's father is listed in the official death record as James Goodman from TN. No mention is made of the mother's name.
I have been unable to find (so far) any record of the birth in Hunt County, TX. Verbal family history is that the family moved from the Hamilton County of TN and that is where the "Hamilton" in JH's hame came from.
Any information you might have would be greatly appreciated.
Subj: McMahans Date: 97-08-10
Thanks for taking my e-mail and for having this genealogy <home page>on AOL.
I am researching McMahan, my husband's family.
Have you heard of Aaron McMAHAN?
He was killed by the White Caps in Little Cove, close to Wears Valley, TN in 1896.
I do not know who his parents were. His wife was Caroline GREEN. They were married March 3, 1868. She came from Haywood County, NC. There is a possibility that that is where he came from.
I found census records of Caroline here in TN when she was 3 months old, but can find nothing of Aaron and his family(in TN---that early).
Does anyone know anything about him?
Thank you again.
Subj: MATHENYS Date: 97-08-12
From: email@example.com (Lillie Cotham)
I am looking for information on Peter MATHENY, b. about 1787 in North
Carolina. He moved to Tennessee around 1809. Tennesse counties where he had
lived are: Montgomery, Rutherford, Carroll, Henry, Benton. Would like to
have information on his wife, father, siblings, etc.
Lillie Metheny Cotham
BOYD, CHRISTIE, WEST, DUPRE:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Dupre)
I am searching for info on Alice Boyd, born approx. 1860 in TN. She married
Ed Christie who was from Iowa, and they moved to Marshalltown, Iowa. In 1881
or 82 they had a daughter, Alice, on Oct. 31. She married William (Bill)
West and they moved to Sydney, Montana, where they had 3 or 4 children.
My grandmother La Verne is one of those children, and she was born April 18, 1914.
I don't have any records of this but I was wondering if you knew of any TN records offices on line that I could search?
Thanks from north of the border.
PHILLIPS, COOK, POTTER, HENDERSON, WILLIAMS:
Subj: Queries Date: 97-08-14
From: email@example.com (S& R WILLIAMS)
Hi Genny !!
Let me first compliment you on your web site...think it's outstanding !!
Hope you might be able to help with a couple of my "Boys".
I am seeking information on: William PHILLIPS b.1798 VA Was known to have been in Sumner Co TN, ca 1816 -1830 living around Bledsoe Creek. Married (unkn) with 5 young children, 4 boys - 1 girl. I found him in 1830 census and on tax rolls in 1820 & 1830.
He migrated to Franklin Co, IL about 1831.
Also, am trying to find Randolph COOK b.1770 Laurens, SC. m. Mary POTTER and ...??.. HENDERSON (not sure in which order) Is shown in Maury Co, census of 1820 with one of the above and 9 children...5 boys - 4 girls. He also migrated to Franklin Co, in Southern ILL about 1821. ANY insight you might provide would be greatly appreciated !!
STARR, PETTY, CLARK, GILMORE, JACKSON, HENDERSON, ONEY, JONES, PERKINS, JOHNSON, CHAPMAN:
Subj: STARR/PETTY Date: 97-08-18
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Chapman)
My name is Mary STARR Chapman. My ancestors came to Henderson Co, Perry
Co, and Hardin Co. of Tennessee.
My WILLIAM and LYDIA STARR lived in Hardin Co when WILLIAM died in 1845. LYDIA and children (one of which was JOEL ALLEN STARR (3-18-1834) and were living in Harrison Co Tx 1850 census next door to a RICHARD & SARA STARR. He also lived in Henderson Co Tn in 1830. There was a land grant in about 1825 in Perry Co where RICHARD STARR was assignee for CATHERINE GILMORE.
WILLIAM had a land grant in Dist 12 # 812 and joined Wilson Whitehead's grant. There was also a NC grant in Davidson Co., Tn in 1793 to Hance STAR a private in the Continental line.
Richard Star was in West Tn Land Grants Roll 163 book 1 page 52.
William Starr was in West Tn Land Grants roll 164 Book 1A page 812.
Hance Star was in North Carolina Land Grants book E-5 page 92.
I am trying to verify all this. Have anyone done research on any of these people?
Also, I have been e-mailed by someone who told me a story of James Martin PETTY that married 3 STARR sisters (daughters of WILLIAM & LYDIA). I believe the first marriage may have been there in TN, but I am not sure. It was said he married a Mary, Elizabeth, and Margaret. He was asked by each to marry her sister to insure a loving and good home for the children. We are working on this also. They ended up in Texas also.
I also have Clark sisters born in 1830 Shelby Co (Memphis) who were NANCY ELIZABETH CLARK (STARR, JACKSON) and MARY JANE CLARK (JACKSON). There were also JACKSONS, HENDERSONS, ONEY'S, JONES, and later PERKINS, JOHNSONS who came. Most of them came by wagon train to Harrison Co. TX
Mary Starr Chapman
(note: see more of Mary Chapman's family at:
Tennessee Genealogy Queries3 -TN - QUERY3.HTML )
Subj: Genealogy Date: 97-08-18
From: email@example.com (Bob Huckaby)
My name is Bob Huckaby.
I am checking on a John Richard HUCKABY that moved from Carroll County Tennessee to Stephens County Texas around 1889.
I have been trying to reach Carroll County with no luck.
I would appreciate any help.
1105 Durham St.
Brownwood, Texas 76801
Subj: Information Date: 97-08-18
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James L. Abner)
I am looking for information on a William ABNER that was married to a
Nancy EVERSOLE somewhere around 1865. They lived in Clay co Kentucky at a
place called Bull Skin Creek. They had a son named Robert Abner that moved
to Ohio around 1930, They had another son named Ance Abner.
Any information on any of these Abner's would be appreciated.
I was searching the Internet trying to find out information on my Dad's family, and I've had no luck at all. I've researched information on my husband's family (both sides) and I even found out about my Grandmother (the first time I ever even knew her name). I'm interested in finding out whatever I can about my Grandfather Will (or William) P. KENNEDY. All I know is that he married Ida SWAN from Warren Co, Tennessee. My mother believes Ida and WP Kennedy lived in Murfreesboro for awhile. My mother said she remembers meeting him one time and he was a short man (not much to go on). Ida divorced WP and married a Marshall DAVENPORT.
WP KENNEDY and Ida had the following children:
Mary KENNEDY (I believe she died at an early age or in childbirth???)
Melvinnie (Vinnie) KENNEDY (she married a Sam Goforth and lived in Murfreesboro until her death)
George Jackson KENNEDY (my Dad)--he was supposedly born on 31 August 1907. He died in December 1961. He was at the Jennings Furneral Home in Murfreesboro, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
That is about all the information I have. My mother is in her 80s and suffering from a recent stroke and doesn't remember much about my Dad's family. I'm currently on active duty in the Air Force and it isn't possible for me to research the local area.
Thanks for any info anyone can provide.
Mary Kennedy Stacks
My name is Gregory Mullins. My father was Gerald S. MULLINS. His father was Rollie Earl Mullins and his two brothers: Green Mullins and Roy Mullins (my great uncles). Roy was a judge years ago. They moved to Jackson County in southeastern Ky from Tennesee as children I am told.
My great grandfather was Bishop Mullins and my great-great grandfather was Calvin Mullins. Calvin served with the Tennesee Cavalry during the Civil War.
Is there anyone on your list of contacts who has more information on this family? Any help would be appreciated!
SIGLER, DONALDSON, FISH, JACKSON, ALLEN, SCHELLANG:
From: email@example.com (George & Carolyn Schellang)
Looking for info on William and Nancie Caroline SIGLER, who settled in Shelby Co., TN , abt 1830. May have been in Giles Co., TN, before then as 3 children supposedly born in Limestone Co., Al, which I believe was Giles before 1818. Have lots info from Shelby Co. Nancie supposedly was fron South Carolina and William from Virginia, no proof. Anything will help on them
Info needed on Buckley DONALDSON, was in Williamson Co., TN., about 1811.
Where did he come from? Who are his parents, etc?
Info needed on Edwin ? McDonald FISH, Sr., he was in Hardeman Co., TN, by 1828. Where did he come from? Who are his parents, etc?
Need info on Thomas Jefferson JACKSON and wife, Martha ALLEN. Both in
Hardeman Co., TN by 1858, as their daughter, Martha Gardner JACKSON was born
in Hardeman Co., TN, 18 June 1858 and was married to Robert James DONALDSON,
son of Caswell H. DONALDSON, grandson of Buckley DONALDSON, on 21 Dec 18874
in Hardeman Co., TN.
Martha & Robert's daughter, Nora Maude DONALDSON, was my grandmother. Nora was married to John Hardeman FISH, my grandfather.
Will be glad to share info with others, by e-mail or snail mail.
Snail mail address is:
Carolyn R. Sigler Schellang
Rt 1, Box 296,
Como, MS 38619
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org (new as of 9/26/97)
(Old address was email@example.com)
George W Winters born 1820 in Tennessee married Cintha Ann McNeise (marriage
book 1) in Itawamba Mississippi 1842. I do not know parents of George nor
where he was born. He died before 1880 in ?
Does anyone have any information on these people?
Please contact me at the e-mail below.
LYNCH, PINKSTON, BOLEN, WELCH, GRIFFITH, LARGENT, O'KELLY, PEART, RUSSELL, BEARD, ARY, SCHONS, CHICK, SIMONS, KING, GOTCHER, BOWLING, McCUTCHEN, TURNER, BLEVINS, GIBSON:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Susan F McKenna) Date: 97-08-27
My great grandfather was b.13 Dec.1874 as LYNCH, James William and changed
his name to LINCH prior to marrying my great grandmother, PINKSTON, Ethel
Octavia b.10 Jun.1883 AR. (m.11 Dec.1897/8 AR.) [*side note* Gr-grandpa changed
his name because he didn't wanna be confused with "lyin' Jim Lynch",
a relative who apparently had a serious aversion to telling the truth, and
lived in the same vicinity!!! However, since there were 5 Jim's, I'm not
sure if it was his uncle or his nephew.]
His parents: LYNCH, James G. & (BOLEN?) Mary V.
Her parents: PINKSTON, Layton & (WELCH?) Margarete E.
Their 10 kids were:
Mary Frances LYNCH (GRIFFITH then LARGENT) b.1900 AR.
Susan Elizabeth "Lizzie" LYNCH (unmarried) b.1902 TX. (no children)
Annabelle Virginia LYNCH (O'KELLY) b.1904 TX.
Dora Ethel LYNCH (PEART) b.1907 NM (no children)
James Arthur "Buddy" LYNCH (unmarried) b.1909 (no children)
Julia May LYNCH (RUSSELL) b.1911 TX.
Willie Velma LYNCH (unmarried) b.1913 (no children)
Vergia Estella LYNCH (BEARD) b.1915 TX.
Vera Ettie LYNCH (ARY then SCHONS) b.1917 TX.
Wayne Homer LYNCH (CHICK then SIMONS) b.1920 OK.
Gr-grandpa was a store-owner and a farmer.
AR.(Izard Co. & Fulton Co.)
TX. (1902-1904, Mesquite) 1911-1917 other TX. locales
NM. Clovis area (1907 for sure)
OK. (1918 and later)
James G. LYNCH was born in either Fulton Co. or Izard Co., AR., or TN. I don't know when he was born. He died in either 1877 or 1878, PROBABLY Izard Co., AR. I don't know when or where he married. Mary V. had a brother named Bill, and her family was from TN. (In 1884-5 she m. KING, Lum in AR.)
James Wm. LINCH had 3 siblings that I know of:
1...an unknown sister who died when she was 18 or 19 yrs of age
2...Annabelle...m.GOTCHER, had son, Noble. May be buried near Blythe, CA.....No other info.
3...Joe LYNCH...My grandma always said Joe's wife (unknown) died, leaving him with 2 sons. Grandma said about 1898 or 1899, Joe left his 2 sons with his brother, James Wm. LINCH.
Henry LYNCH was about 4 yrs old. No other info on him.
Willie Elonzo "Lonnie" LYNCH was about 2 yrs old. Supposedly, Willie married & moved to CA....had 3 sons...don't know about daughters, and was a WWI vet. Moving back another generation, James G. LYNCH had parents!!
LYNCH, John b. TN. (no other info. <sigh>) m. BOWLING, Elizabeth, from GA. or TN. (no other info <sigh>) John & Eliz. had 4 kids that I know of: (Guess what? I don't even know what order they were born in!)
1...James G. LYNCH...we've done him!
2...Emily LYNCH...m. McCUTCHEN...brace yourselves....(no other info)
3...Jarret LYNCH...(not really any info here, either...is this getting repetitive, or what?!) I do know that he was "an old man, with 1 foot in the grave, living at Salem, AR." when my great aunt met him ...but no idea when!!
4...Smith B. LYNCH, b.06 Sept.1840-1844 (depends on the source!) "Uncle Smith" was supposedly b. in Bedford Co., TN. He m. TURNER, Susan R. He d. 1923, buried Shamrock, OK. He was a Civil War vet. Smith & Susan had 5 kids:
a....Mary Ann LYNCH, b.1871, AR. d.1956, AR. m.BLEVINS, John Henry buried Fulton Co., AR.
b....James G. LYNCH, b.1873, AR. m.GIBSON, Laura Mae buried Payne Vo., OK.
c....Julia LYNCH, b.1874, AR. d.1887, AR. age 13 buried Fulton Co., AR.
d....John LYNCH, b.1876, MO. d.1880, AR. age 4 buried Fulton Co., AR.
e....Ida Belle LYNCH, b.1878, MO. d.1965 m.BLEVINS, Andrew Jackson buried Fulton Co., AR.
I do have a great deal of information pertaining to descendants...
Thanx! Happy hunting!
see also: GENEALOGY AND TENNESSEE 1850 Census - LYNCH family; lynch.html
PROFFITT, PATTERSON, EDGAR:
Subj: PROFFITT query Date: 97-08-29
From: email@example.com (Donna Edgar)
I (and several family members who are much better genealogists than I) have been stuck on the following for literally years! Please post the following:
PROFFITT, Young McKindred, born about 1824 in Tennessee. He married Mary Jane PATTERSON.
Their children were:
Nathaniel C. Proffitt, born 1847 in Tennessee;
James Lafayette Proffitt, born 1850 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri;
William Yancey Proffitt born 1854 in St. Clair County, Illinois;
John McKindred Proffitt, born 1857 in St. Clair County, Illinois;
George O. Proffitt, born August 1859 or 1860 in St. Clair County, Illinois and
Della Proffitt, born 1866 in St. Clair County, Illinois.
Who were his parents? siblings? Where in Tennessee did he come from? We find him only in the 1850 census where he and his family appear twice, enumerated in Newton County, Missouri in September, 1850, and in St. Clair County, Illinois in November, 1850.
The family is still in St. Clair County in the 1860 census but we find no trace of Young McKindred and Mary Jane Proffitt after that time.
I will send you some family sheets shortly with more information on my GGGF Young McKindred Proffitt and his descendents. I'm delighted to have found you on the Internet, and wish I lived closer so I could take some of your classes!
BTW, I have been in touch with an organizer of the Proffitt family reunion which was just held a few weeks ago; unfortunately, I only received information about a week prior to it and was unable to make travel plans in that timeframe -- next year, maybe.
Donna Proffitt Edgar
5409 Highland Crest Drive
Austin, Texas 78731
TREPPARD, WAGGONER, DREPPERD:
Subj: Help, if you can Date: 97-08-29
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Drepperd)
I plan to drive from Fla to Nashville arriving in town on Oct 22.
I have to check on a branch of my family that settled there in 1830 from Maryland.
The orginial guy was William TREPPARD who married TENNESSE WAGGONER. They started what was to be a rather large family.
Where should I look for DOBs, deaths, histories, first? The State Archives or does Davidson County have such info?
Where would I find county histories that may mention the TREPPARDS?
One, Frederick Asbury TREPPARD, had a small plantation, which was delcared a historical landmark by the Nashville Hist. Preservation Soc., but the house was demolished in 1982.
One Treppard living in NY told me that there was a "Treppard Ridge" subdivision. They lived somewhere on "White Horse Pike? (not sure if tha tis correct.) In any event I would appreciate any recommendations you can offer to me. I will be there for 2 entire days for research. Hope you can find the time to help me.
Also is there is any place I can write to get a good map of downtown Nashville?
This will be my first trip there.
Seeking information James B. T. BELL b. 6-1-1859 Sumner TN. m Camelia
PARCELL b. 5-13-1858 ? Believe parents of James are Benjamin BELL and Nancy
E. SEARCY m 1844 Sumner Co. TN. Would appreciate any help.
Need info on the parents of Jake Leonard LUNSFORD possibly born in Sullivan
County TN 6-26-1879 and wife Margaret Elizabeth EDMONDS (Edmons/Edmunds)
born 10-20-1881. Married in Sullivan County, TN.
Jake's parents listed unknown, as he and brother Mathias LUNSFORD, sisters Ann and Mary LUNSFORD "given" to someone to raise. Ann is the only one I have a birth date on besides Jake .
Margaret EDMONS (spelling appears this way on adopted father's tombstone) has listed as mother Tennessee WOODS, father unknown. Possibly a Tom MOIRE of Dandridge, TN. She was apparently adopted and raised by John EDMONS and wife of Jefferson County, TN.
Jake started going by LUNCE sometime around 1898-1902. He lived most of his life in Jefferson Co, TN.
I have this line after Jake to date and am willing to share everything I have including pictures.
I also have COLLEY info and will send that in another message.
Oliver Springs, TN
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