HAWKINS COUNTY POSTED QUERIES
TALLEY'S CHAPEL CEMETERY/
Birthplace of Thomas Coldwell and war record.
Johnny W. Caldwell
Submitted on Mon Aug 31 17:43:41 EDT 1998
looking for the new providence presbyterian church cemeterary at
stony point hawkins co,tn before to and after 1894 located near
surgoinsville and holston river
Submitted on Sat Aug 29 04:24:42 EDT 1998
Seeking information on Sanders Miller and wife Susan of Hawkins
County, Tenn, circa 1840's - 50's - 60's. Parents of John W. Miller
who left Tennessee for Texas in 1869. John W. Miller operated a mill
on the Holsten River before coming to Texas. Wife was Virginia B.
Stone, daughter of Reuben F. Stone.
Submitted on Fri Aug 28 07:42:22 EDT 1998
I am searching for the families of ANDREW LOVIN married
to EFFIE GREENLEE LOVIN. Andrew was born in 1866, died in 1936; Effie, born 1876, died
1960. Two children known: Hiram (married to Blanche Grider) and J.K. LOVING. I need
information on Andrew and Effie's parents. Have some info on descendants I will share. Any help or
possible leads appreciated.Sherry
Submitted on Thu Aug 27 00:53:58
Molly & Charles STAPLETON, Harv MAYESD.MAYESSeamom@webtv.net
Submitted on Wed Aug 26
18:58:58 EDT 1998
Searching for parents and siblings of John STARNES/STARNS and Sarah
Jane ADAMS who moved from VA to Lee Valley, Hawkins Co., c.1800 and
raised family there. Related Hawkins Co. familes are HELTON, PEARSON,
LOONEY, CAMPBELL, SHANKS, and STARNES among others. Can you help?
John died in 1859; Sarah's date of death is unknown to me.
Charles Ed Starnes
Submitted on Wed Aug 26 00:21:30 EDT 1998
LOOKING FOR THOMAS AND WM LUCAS IN EARLY 1800--THOMAS MARRIED
SUSAN INGRAM can anyone help on above names before 1820
Submitted on Sun Aug 23 08:44:08 EDT 1998
I am researching the lines of William Hansford PARKER born 1847 in
Hancock county Tenn. After the Civil War moved to Garrard Co. KY
he died in 1925. Looking for any information that can get me started
in another direction. I will correspond with any on the PARKER lines
area or close to this area.
-- 2233 Todd Lane, Richmond, KY 40475
Submitted on Sun Aug 23 04:51:16 EDT 1998
Seeking informationon Benjamin BOWLING/BOLLING who resided with some
of his children after the Revolutionary War in Hawkins County (which
may still been Sullivan County, TN at the time). He was baptized in
the Blackwater Church by Rev. Andrew Baker. Benjamin's father was
John BOLLING (the Pocahontas Line).
Also seeking any information on Samuel NEAL/NEIL and his son, Nelson
NEAL/NEIL. They resided in either Hawkins or Hancock Counties and
later moved with other members of family to Marshall County, AL near
Big Spring, AL, before moving to OK during the relocation of the
Cherokee to OK. Samuel and family are listed on the 1835 Henderson
Any information would be greatly appreciated, and I would be glad to
exchange information. Thanks!!!
---Dennis M. Neil
Dennis M. Neil
Submitted on Sat Aug 22 15:00:41 EDT 1998
I am looking for a Vesta Ann Rush. I am also interested in any Rush,
Lyday, Lyda Surnames.
Submitted on Fri Aug 21 20:05:32 EDT 1998
I am looking for information on Wiley M. BARNARD/BERNARD
(b.1830-d.1918). He served in the Civil War in the 19th Infantry
Company K (Confederate). He lived with a son in Baileyton, TN in 1907
when he applied for a Civil War pension. Could anyone supply me with
the names of his children or wife? Thank you in advance for your
Submitted on Fri Aug 21 19:08:25 EDT 1998
Looking for the family of Katherne Willis Gilley. She was born ih Lee
Co. Va. Moved to West Va. for a While and moved back to Rogersville,
Tn. Don't know the birth day, but she died some time after 1979. Her
parents were Enoch and Linda Willis of Blackwater, Va.
-- 1341 Litton Rd., Oneida, TN 37841
Submitted on Fri Aug 21 10:30:22 EDT 1998
BRANDON, born abt 1853, married ???? KIRKPATRICK; Mary JaneBRANDON, dob unk,
married Littleton SIMPSON; Orvillia BRANDON, bornabt 1865, married Henry
WILLOUGHBY. Sarah and Orvillia are listed inthe 1880 Hawkins Co. census with their mother,
Julia, and theirstepfather, Calaway Helton. I am looking for descendants.Sheridan Brandon
Submitted on Fri Aug 21 09:52:11
Searching for descendants
of Albertine Davis and ???? Wells. Theirson was Jim Edward Wells. Albertine was born
1840-1850, and I thinkthey lived in Hawkins Co., but I am not sure.Sheridan Brandon
Submitted on Fri Aug 21 09:44:35
Living in Hawkins County, TN in 1840, Nancy HAYES, born 23 July 1802
in North Carolina, died 14 Feb 1874. Vital Records of Rockcastle
County, KY record her death date and parents as Thomas and Sarah
HAYES, both born in Virginia. I made an error in my story to
FAMILIES OF HAWKINS COUNTY, TN on the name of her father, it is
Thomas, not William. About 1827 in Hawkins or Grainger County, TN,
Nancy married Benjamin COFFEY, born 8 Feb 1808, died 8 May 1867 in
Rockcastle County, KY. I am searching for their oldest son, believe
his name to be Thomas or William?
Bennie L. Coffey Loftin
-- RT 1 BOX 270, KIOWA, OK 74553-9727
Submitted on Fri Aug 21 06:30:03 EDT 1998
we need help on family history of william (billy) HICKS b. in Hawkins
co.Tenn approx 1821-he moved to Jackson Co.,Missouri by early 1840's-
was on Walker/Chiles Wagon Train to Calif. in 1843. We are on a
project to restore the town of HICKSville, named after him, here
near Sacramento,CA He had a brother Joseph who's wife was Margaret
Brown - James E. & James B.HICKS are family names. Any clues?
from the historic farmhouse foundation.
Submitted on Thu Aug 20 19:35:59 EDT 1998
I am looking for any information on Edward THOMAS and Tennessee
PRESLEY. They had two girls Lena THOMAS Manis and Nellie THOMAS Maxi.
I really don't have any dates other than I know they lived in Hawkins
Co.around 1915. If you have any information it would be greatly
Submitted on Wed Aug 19 22:21:22 EDT 1998
I am looking for any information on a William MANIS who married Lena
THOMAS. Had three sons Raymond MANIS,Cecil MANIS, Pless Edward MANIS.
I have no dates only names. My father knows very little about his
family, he was orphaned. Any information you have would be greatly
Submitted on Wed Aug 19 22:14:13 EDT 1998
I am looking for information on Eleanor DAVIS who married John
MILLER,jr. May 14, 1807. Any information on the DAVIS and MILLER
family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Elizabeth Parker email@example.com
Submitted on Wed Aug 19 12:05:31 EDT 1998
Hi, I'm looking for any info about my family, my grandfather was
James Rufus STINE b. March 5, 1919 in Greene Co. TN. he married April
23, 1936 to a Jessie Thelma MITCHELL b. Oct. 26, 1919 in Hawkins Co.
TN. James's parents were George STINE & Cassie ARROWOOD, and Jessie's
parents were Sarah (Sallie) PITTMAN & Jesse Calvin MITCHELL. James &
Thelma had 5 children: Barbara Ellen b. Oct. 17, 1936, James Robert
b. June 27, 1938, Kathrine Marie & Mary Kathleen b. April 17, 1944,
Gerald & Geraldine b. Feb. 11, 1945 , Dorothy Elizabeth b. Nov. 26,
1948. If anyone has any info Please let me know. Thank you.
-- 1938 S. Courtland Ave. , Kokomo, IN 46902
Submitted on Wed Aug 19 11:08:50 EDT 1998
Looking for information on family, last name POWELL. Daughter
probably married a Robinson. Son Powell Robinson, b. 17 Mar 1822.
Married Minerva Gillenwater. Any information would be greatly
Submitted on Mon Aug 17 22:14:31 EDT 1998
Nicholas BECKNER born 1806 Fincastle, VA died 1879 Round Creek Brock
KY (son of Jacob BECKNER and Katherine COFFMAN) married Millie WALKER
born @1825. Who were the parents of Millie? Nicholas owned a mill in
Hawkins Co. thought to be in the Bulls Gap area. His son Jacob
BECKNER later ran the mill. Jacob BECKNER was born @1845 and died
1889 in Rankins TN. He married Catherine CAMPBELL 23 Oct 1864 Hawkins
Co. Who were her parents? On the 1860 census Nicholas BECKNER 62,
Millie 45, Elizabeth 23, Nicholas G. 18, Abraham 17, Thomas Tive 14,
Millie 9, Isaac N. 7 and Nancy LEMMONS 100. Who was Nancy LEMMONS?
Was she Millies mother or grandmother? Does anyone know where the
mill is located or the parents of Millie WALKER BECKNER or Catherine
CAMPBELL BECKNER? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you
Submitted on Sun Aug 16 20:29:07 EDT 1998
I'm looking for John PRESSNELL listed in the 1830 Hawkins Co. census.
Some spellings are PRESSLY, PRESLY, PRESNEL. I'm wondering if this
could be the son of Shadrach & Arminta Austin PRESSNELL? Any
information would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted on Sun Aug 16 19:26:35 EDT 1998
I am searching for the ARTHUR Family of Hawkins County, Tn. I do not
have any names. I believe they left the county for Indiana around
the 1830s. Also I am searching for an Indian name, possibly
Cherokee, APPLEBUG. Thanks.
Submitted on Fri Aug 14 23:40:39 EDT 1998
The primary interest is the Gross Family. They were intermarried with
the Isenberg, Molsbee, and Klepper families. The oldest I have on
each is: William Gross abt 1758-1828, Nichalos Isenberg father of
Jacob 1790-1861, William Molsbee 1759-1839, and Peter Klepper
1792-1876. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Submitted on Fri Aug 14 11:40:28 EDT 1998
Looking for parents of Jake Owen that married Elizabeth "Betsey"
Looney. Jake and Elizabeth are the parents of my grandfather who was
born in Ravenden Springs, Ak. in 1885, John Looney Owen. Appreciate
any information on this family. Thanks.
Submitted on Fri Aug 14 01:19:22 EDT 1998
Looking for information on William Elliott and Susanna BYRD who lived
in the Lee Valley and Clinch Mountain area from 1840's to 1905. The
early years they were found in Hawkins County census's, but later in
the Hancock County census's. My grandparents are William Walker BYRD
and Clara Moreland HOWERTON BYRD. Also seeking infor on Clara's
parents James H. HOWERTON and America HICKS HOWERTON. The HOWERTON's
and HICKS were from the Mooresburg area. Any infor would be
-- 139 Shelter Rock Court, Spring, TX 77382
Submitted on Wed Aug 12 13:50:48 EDT 1998
I need marriage records for Robert McCullough (b.6/15/1858) and
Melinda Rhodes from Gate City Va. (b.?). I think they were married
the late 1870's or early 1880's. Thank you. Cindy Lambert
Submitted on Wed Aug 12 11:10:29 EDT 1998
Seeking any informtion on incident at Burkett's Chapel during CW in
which William Harrison LAYNE and his brother Abraham LAYNE were
reportedly hanged by Union soldiers because they supported the
My gr-grandfather Gilford/Guilford Brown who lived in that area and
had ties to the LAYNE family was also hanged. Perhaps in the same
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has heard this story.
-- Route 2, Box 322, Sheldon, MO 64784
Submitted on Tue Aug 11 16:42:43 EDT 1998
William, Moses, Isaac, Joseph, Joshua, Mary GUEST, lived in Hawkins
Co TN pre-1796,were in Smith/Warren Cos TN before 1806. Biographies
of William, Moses and Isaac's grandsons said their grandfathers "were
Cherokee and English". ALL of the early Guest men named at least one
son, usually the first, Martin, or John Martin for at least five
generations. Was there any connection between this GUEST/GIST/GUESS
family and the Cherokee leader or Indian agent named John MARTIN?
Where can we learn more about this legendary John Martin? Sources for
research? Will correspond and exchange any information. Would greatly
appreciate any assistance.
Sherlene Rogers Baab
-- 1705 Windlea Drive, Euless, TX 76040-4016
Submitted on Tue Aug 11 13:44:34 EDT 1998
Need any info on William, Moses, Isaac, Joseph, Joshua, Mary
GUEST/GUESS/GIST who were in Hawkins Co TN before 1799 to 1803. All
moved to first to Smith Co and then Warren Co TN before 1812. Wm died
in Warren Co in 1845, Moses in Grundy Co, Isaac moved to AL then Red
River Co TX, Joshua to Maury Co TN. We need any info on their origins
in E TN. Will correspond and exchange info.
Sherlene Rogers Baab
-- 1705 Windlea Drive, Euless, TX 76040-4016
Submitted on Tue Aug 11 13:11:56 EDT 1998
Looking for information on Sarah NEALE married Henry HON who was
supposedly born in Holland. Married in Hawkins Co. Daughter Mary
born 13 Mar 1812. Henry died on the way home from the battle of New
Orleans. Sarah took Mary and migrated to MO.
A. B. Conrad
Submitted on Mon Aug 10 19:45:32 EDT 1998
Seaching for ancestral data on SHIPP, Thomas Reid, b. Virginia May 02
1796, m. Frances Gonce c. 1820-24; relocated to Jackson Co. Alabama
Clifford M. Shipp
Submitted on Mon Aug 10 19:21:51 EDT 1998
Looking for info on the John Hord family in Hawkins Co in the 1850
Census.He was born in 1797 and his wife Mary in 1802.They had a
daughter Mirena born in 1832.Did Mirena marry a Garner?
Alan T Starnes
Submitted on Sun Aug 9 19:02:18 EDT 1998
Trying to connect with others searching Conaway COLLINS, who married
Elizabeth Ann WILLIAMS: children are Josaphine, Sarah, Nancy, Mary,
Charles and Rettio. 1st, Hannah BELL 2nd: children are Harry,
Hagen, Dewey, Maude, Francis and Tennie. Connecting families are
-- 314 Myres Street, Crothersville, IN 47229
Submitted on Sat Aug 8 22:31:10 EDT 1998
Seeking information concerning Joseph HELTON, his parents and
siblings. Joseph married Eleanor GILLENWATERS August 1849. Any
information concerning her parents and siblings appreciated. Susanah
SPITZER married William YOUNG in 1866. Looking for family links to
both. Joseph was Mexican War veteran. He took family west to
Madison County after the Civil War. Can share information concerning
-- 2930 Deerwood Rd., Southport , FL 32409-1617
Submitted on Sat Aug 8 14:36:43 EDT 1998
Seeking information on Benoni and Rachel Lee Harris of Hawkins
County, Tennessee. He was born in 1782 in Ireland or Maryland and she
was born in Virginia. They lived in Hawkins County, where he died in
1827 before 1845. Have information on their descendents, but seeking
information on their parents, brothers/sisters, and marriage.
Submitted on Sat Aug 8 13:05:01 EDT 1998
I am researching John Helton who married Charity___? Researching all
of the above surnames. Any information will help.
Submitted on Fri Aug 7 18:42:11 EDT 1998
I am seeking information about
Calaway (Cal) Helton. According tothe 1880 Hawkins Co TN census, 15th district, he was 38
years old,and he was a farmer.Sheridan Brandon
Submitted on Fri Aug 7 15:24:05
Seeking information about Mary TUCKER, James Madison HENARD, (Hawkins
Submitted on Fri Aug 7 12:58:28 EDT 1998
Hi. I'm looking for any information on the parents of John Fuller
DYKES and his wife Mary WARD DYKES. John Fuller DYKES was born 1884
in Hawkins Co, and died 1962 Kingsport TN. He had two brothers Riley
and James, that I know of, and went by his middle name Fuller. He
married Mary WARD in Washington Co.TN on Dec 28,1908. Mary was born
May 14, 1891 in Hawkins Co. and died Sept. 27,1975 in Kingsport TN. I
believe her fathers' name may have been Stacy. J.Fuller and Mary WARD
DYKES are buried in the Dykes Cem. off Beech Creek Rd. Thanks
Submitted on Thu Aug 6 14:40:32 EDT 1998
I am trying to compile as complete a list as possible of all those
buried in TALLEY'S CHAPEL CEMETERY, Russellville, TN. The cemetery
was created prior to the creation of Hamblen Co so many folks from
Hawkins Co are buried there. A survey of the cemetery was completed
in the 1930s and again in the 1980s. There were only about 20 or so
tombstones with names and since then some of them have disappeared.
Approximately 125 unmarked graves are there. I know about 15 of the
unmarked ones but that leaves many unknown. My family is going to
erect a marker with the names of all known burials who don't have a
private marker next summer. If any of you have relatives buried
there please let me know. Thank you so much.
Submitted on Thu Aug 6 10:16:21 EDT 1998
Looking for info on the family of Mary Francis FLETCHER, dau of
Leonidas FLETCHER and Eliza POTTER, wife of ? CARY (CORY). Most
likely called Francis since that is what is on her death certificate.
She was born Feb 14, 1851 in Hawkins Co, most likely around
Russellville. She died July 9, 1924 in Whitesburg. Any info on
these families would be most appreciated.
Submitted on Thu Aug 6 10:09:25 EDT 1998
I am looking for information on Adonigah FOX b. abt 1842 supposedly
in Greene Co. and possibly Hawkins Co. Left TN in 1865 and moved to
Knox Co. KY where he married Martha Leger.
Submitted on Wed Aug 5 19:54:11 EDT 1998
looking for information on the FORDS of Hawkins co Tn in
1840,William,Willie,Lydia,James,Reuben,Burton and Beverly.
Submitted on Wed Aug 5 14:06:57 EDT 1998
Searching for ancestors and siblings of my grandmother MARY CALLIE
EDEN[S] b 8 18 1886 in Hawkins Co., TN. Dau. of George and Vestie
Gallahon. My understanding is that Callie's father was a meatcutter.
She married Alvis Lindsay Childress in 1907, died 2 13 1962, and is
buried at the Well Springs Cemetery in Campbell Co.
-- 3831 South Lake Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920
Submitted on Mon Aug 3 12:02:04 EDT 1998
Am looking for any information about ELBERT MCREYNOLDS who was the
son of ROBERT and PRISCILLA (BRIGHT) MCREYNOLDS. Elbert married
ELIZABETH WHITE and one of their sons, WILLIAM, was born in Hawkins
County in 1874. They had several other children also born in that
area. Elizabeth WHITE was the daughter of MARVEL AND LETITIA WHITE.
Any information on any WHITES or MCREYNOLDS would be very much
-- 2524 Lakefront Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
Submitted on Sat Aug 1 16:35:16 EDT 1998
Searching for information on Henry Gaines WEBB, b 01/23/1867. Henry
m 1. Emma P. Campbell, 1887 and 2. Sallie Sarah Lucinda WOLFE.
Disappeared late 1896 or early 1897. Has been noted that he killed a
man in Greene Co., TN. Any information on this crime or anything
pertaining to this appreciated.
Sharon K. DeVaney
Submitted on Sat Aug 1 16:20:02 EDT 1998
Looking for info re Tyre LAWSON, his wife Mary (Polly Ann) HART, who
married in Roane Co. Tn in 1820. He used his biological father's
surname of ROGERS on his marriage bond. They lived and raised their
family in McMinn Co. Tn.
Family legend has his mother as being Sally Lawson, dau. of John
Lawson. We are trying to prove that. Mary "Polly" Hart's parents are
also unknown to us.
Geo. Rogers was supposed to have been from Hawkins Co. Tn. and his
father, William Rogers also.
Hope someone knows about this family and will contact me. Thanks
Submitted on Sat Aug 1 16:01:15 EDT 1998
Looking for information of family of Ellis MILLIKEN and/or Allie
WOLFE. They had a daughter Mary Jane MILLIKEN b. 1842 in Hawkins Co
TN and who married a William LUTON in KY. Mary Jane and William then
moved to Missouri where they lived and raised their family. I have
no information on Ellis MILLIKEN or Allie WOLFE other than they were
Mary Jane's parents. I believe Mary Jane had a sister Alice. THANKS!
-- 444 Fieldstone Drive, Burlington, NC 27215
Submitted on Sat Aug 1 14:22:03 EDT 1998
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