HAWKINS COUNTY POSTED QUERIES
Looking for anyone researching the Wootens. Please email me at
Thanks for your time.... also anyone with infor on Wootens of Hawkins
Christina Jones of Indiana
-- 224 16th Street, Bedford, IN 47421
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 23:34:32 EST 1999
Trying to find brother or sisters of RACHEL MYLINDA MOWL DYKES. She
brother JOHN MOWL married to Maude. they lived in Ennis, Texas.
John was from Hawkins, Tn. Rachel was my grandmother, she was from
Hawkins co too. John was my uncle.
Faye Dykes Purcell
-- Rt. 1 Box 348-1, Bangs, TX 76823
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 22:12:48 EST 1999
Looking for information for the Francis M. and Bettie Gray Reynolds
family of Persia, Hawkins County, TN.
-- P.O. Box 1233, Jamestown, TX 38556
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 16:45:21 EST 1999
I interested in any information on James Knox Polk GOLDEN, or James
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 16:08:22 EST 1999
I am looking for the parents of Anderson Henry who married Mary Manis
and raised a large family in Hawkins County. Possible tie to Samuel
Henry of Sevier County. They are buried in the Manis Cemetery. His
headstone reads "Co B, 9th Tn. Cavalry".
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 08:53:38 EST 1999
James Raleigh md. Anne Lynch. Their children were born in Hawkins
County, Tenn. James and Anne's children were William, Jacob, John,
Joseph, Rachel, and Nancy.
Submitted on Sun Jan 31 08:35:25 EST 1999
Looking for info on John STEPHENS b. circa 1805 m. Phebe
RUNNELS/REYNOLDS b. circa 1813 in or around Hawkins and Greene co. I
am at a brick wall. WHO ARE THEIR PARENTS??? Did they come to this
area from NC or VA? After they married and had approx 4-6 of their
children they moved to Carter co KY by approx 1835-1840. They had 13
children in all. Oldest being William. John STEPHENS had a brother
by the name of James b. NC? who also moved to KY during that time.
ANY INFO IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Submitted on Sat Jan 30 13:55:45 EST 1999
Attention !!! Margaret or Steve,
I have a problem. My great-greatgrandmother is Mary Light, and she
married James Hickman of Sullivan County, Tenneessee. My problem is,
how do I find out which of the three Mary Light's of Hawkins County,
she is. Daughter of Joshua and Nancy Light was born abt. 1846,
Daughter of Henry S. and Elizabeth Light was born abt. 1845, and
Daughter of John and Jane Light was born abt. 1840. Do either of you
two know who these Mary's married. Is it true that Mary Light,
daughter of Jane and John Light, married Bid Morelock? I am very
desperate here, can you help????
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 21:39:59 EST 1999
Trying to identify children of Rachel Carmack (b. 6 Jul 1777 - d. 14
Oct 1815 @ Hawkins County TN) and William Woods. Rachael was daughter
of Cornelius Carmack and Mary Cookson. Rachael's sister, Nancy (b. 21
Jan 1792 in Hawkins County - d. between 1825 and 1885) married a John
Smith Woods. I would also like to identify their children. Thanks
Brett F. Woods
Submitted on Fri Jan 29 05:49:05 EST 1999
Need data on Elizabeth Biddle who m. William 'Pappy" Spikes and had
son JosephSpikes born 1806 Hawkins County,Tennessee. Another son was
Jesse born 2 April 1808 m. Nancy Copeland. Margowebb@aol.com
Submitted on Thu Jan 28 13:36:44 EST 1999
LOVELL son of RICHARD BAKER I, and Mary Mullins. m. Prissilla
Lovell Baker b. 11-12-1783.
Prissilla Tipton b. 10-06-1785.
Married around 1804.
ELIHU son of LOVELL(LOVE) m. Morning Ann Reed (Marcy Ann ??).
Any help is appreciated.
Willy Baker Konieczny
Submitted on Wed Jan 27 12:23:38 EST 1999
Seeking information on Gabriel Phillips. Wife, Milly ?. Children,
Thomas, John, Robert, Polly, and others unknown. Executed a will in
Hawkins county in 1812.
-- 2011 Yvonne Place, Richardson, TX 75081
Submitted on Tue Jan 26 22:34:45 EST 1999
CHARLEY MCCRACKEN b.1886 d. 1965 s. of JOHN MCCRACKEN who was the s.
of John Mc who was the s.of John who was the s. of Daniel McC. JOHN
Mc m. AMANDA BARRETT d. 1922 dau. of JOHN BARRETT s. of PLEASANT
BARRETT who was the son of MESHACK BARRETT. AMANDA'S mother was
CATHERINE MEEK dau. of JESSE MEEK & Frances ?
CHARLES McCRACKEN siblings were CLYDE,JAMES,JOHN,ELLEN etc.?
CHARLES McC m. MARY HICKS b.1882 d.1963 dau.of JAMES HICKS & MATILDA
SKELTON HICKS whose chil were:MARY,DELPHIA[AUNT DET],STEPHEN,JAMES.
CHARLES MCCRACKEN/MARY HICKS MCCRACKEN lived at Mcpheeters Bend,
Indian Springs, Church Hill. chil were CLARA,LAURA,HOMER,DOLLIE,MAUDE
& 2 deceased infants.CHARLES,MARY,CLARA,HOMER,INFANTS buried at
McPheeters Bend Cemetery.Have lineage from CHARLES/MARY to date.
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 12:58:52 EST 1999
Seeking information on the father of James Bascom LOONEY (born Nov.
11, 1874 Hawkins County, TN - died April 3, 1955 Lenoir, NC). Mother
was Cynthia Arlevia STARNES (born Oct. 13, 1856 - died April 21,
1896). She married "Samuel"?? LOONEY on Feb. 19, 1873 in Hawkins
County, TN. I have been unable to match this Samuel Looney with any
of the LOONEYs of Hawkins County. After the birth, of James Bascom
Looney, Cynthia returned to her parents home, with her son. Her
parents were Reverend Valentine STARNES, Jr. (born April 24, 1830
Union County, NC - died Jan. 18, 1908 Union County, NC) and Lucy
Caroline STARNES(born July 11, 1850 Union County, NC) Any help would
be greatly appreciated!
-- 191 Noblitt Circle, Boaz, AL 35956
Submitted on Mon Jan 25 07:52:51 EST 1999
I'm trying to find more information on my father's, father. The last
name is PERRY. The family originates from Rogerville, Tn. My
grandfathers birthday should have been around the 1900's. Very little
information is known. He was married to a Bertha Gibson. Children
were Thomas, Carl, and Rosie Perry. Thomas lives in Baltimore, Md.
Rosie still lives in Rogerville, Tn. If there is any information
about him please contact me.
Submitted on Sun Jan 24 00:52:41 EST 1999
ROBERT TRENT was in the War of 1812 from Hawkins
County, TN Chiles Battalion, Mounted Gunmen, East Tennessee Volunteers. I
amtrying to find out who his parents were. It is thought that
ALEXANDER TRENT and VIRGINIA JANE BURTON were but I have no proof. Any
inputor advise would be greatly appreciated. I next find him in
WayneCounty, KY. Could this be land he received for having fought in
theWar of 1812?Bee
Submitted on Sat Jan 23
09:48:43 EST 1999
Help! I think that my GGrandfather DUNCAN SMITH (1830-1862) might be
connected to the family of RICHARD SMITH; Hw-17-768, 1850 census,10th
Civil District. The family is as follows:
Smith, Richard 65, Patience 40, Joshua 10, Sarah 14, T Va. Hw
Clues lead me to think that Richard might be Duncan's father. If
anyone knows anything about this family, please help me, I have been
searching for Duncan's family for 20 years. Thanks Ernie
Ernrest W. Smith
-- Ernest W. Smith, Glenn Heights, TX 75154
Submitted on Sat Jan 23 00:22:18 EST 1999
William LUNSFORD and his wife Polly LUNSFORD are listed as defendants
in a lawsuit in Hancock Co. after its founding along with other heirs
that I have all identified as descendants of Wm. D. Trent Sr. From
the placement in with the other defendants one might assume that she
was a daughter of Wm. D. TRENT Sr. But the daughter of Wm. D. Trent
Sr. that was named Mary (and Polly is often a nickname for mary) was
supposed to be married to Timothy HOLDAWAY. There is no William
Lunsford listed in Hawkins Co. 1830-1840. Does anyone know who Polly
and William LUNSFORD are??
Submitted on Fri Jan 22 11:37:31 EST 1999
Submitted on Thu Jan 21 17:12:14 EST 1999
I am researching the HAMBY and WAGGONER family of Hawkins Co, Tn and
a possible connection to same families of Western Ky. Any help
Wayne Langston firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted on Mon Jan 18 19:27:41 EST 1999
MESSER, William Jesse, born 1823 in Hawkins Co. Tn. Married to Sarah
Elizebeth ? Migrated to Jackson Co. Al, where served in First Al
Calvary U.S.V. with some of sons. Would like info on William J.
Messer, and family in Hawkins County, also if any info can be found
Sarah Elizabeth's maiden name. Would appreciate any information.
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 23:25:33 EST 1999
Can anyone tell me where in NE TN there one once a place called
"Greenbriar, TN?" It might have been fairly accessible from Haywood
County, NC. Was it within the boundaries of old Hawkins County, TN?
Marie Messer Boromei
Marie Messer Boromei
Submitted on Sun Jan 17 01:55:27 EST 1999
George Gammon FAIN mid 1800's. Father of John G. FAIN who moved to
Kentucky. I'm not sure if George Gammon is the name of John G.'s
father. But, John G had a son named Richard Gammon FAIN born in 1898
in Rockcastle County, KY. John G FAIN's date of birth is Feb. 26,
1860 in Hawkins County, TN I think. John G had a sister named Frown.
Submitted on Sat Jan 16 21:12:59 EST 1999
I am looking for Decebdents of Samuel Reed, who was born in Wales,
and settled on the Nolichucky River, before 1790. He had the
1) John Reed who married Nancy Worth, Rhoda Reed, who married Gabriel
Holder, Robert Reed, who went to Georgia, Jesse Reed, who died
before he was grown, Eliza Reed, who went to KY and there married,
Nancy Reed, who married John Worth, George W. Reed, who stayed in
Cocke County, Elizabeth Reed, who married Zachariah McCone, Margaret
Reed, who married Tilchmond (Tilmon) Buckner. I am also a decendevt
of Nathaniel Smith, and David Brown, who were in the Cocke Co.,
Greene Co., Washington Co., TN area before 1800
Submitted on Sat Jan 16 13:38:55 EST 1999
I am looking for info. on James R. Wallen who is listed in the 1840
Hawkins Co. Census. In the 1850 Census, the county is Hancock
(formed in 1844 from Hawkins and Clairborne). The family statistics
in 1850 are as follows: WALLEN: James,30 Jane 30, Mary E. 14,
Evan 12, Robert 10, Marian 8, Richard 6, Margaret 4.
In the Index to the 1890 Special Census of Union Veterans and their
Widows, Hancock Co., TN. I find: WALLEN, Jane: widow of
WALLEN,James R.: 11 TN Cav. discharged from service for disability,
cause unknown. I am requesting any information available on any of
these family members.
Submitted on Fri Jan 15 13:40:57 EST 1999
Looking for information on Samuel Warden who married Abigal Childers
in Hawkins county in 1826. Appreciate any information. Thank You !
Submitted on Tue Jan 12 19:10:38 EST 1999
Looking for John Morgan FREEMAN b. 24 Apr 1863 Scott Co., VA d. 19
Oct 1893 Hawkins Co., TN m. 19 Mar 1888 Sarah DARTER. John is the
son of Larkin FREEMAN b. 6 Feb 1817 Patrick Co., VA d. 5 Apr 1876
Carroll Co., VA m. 24 Jan 1844 Frances Jane KIRKBRIDE. John is one
of 11 children. If anyone knows anything about any of these people,
please e-mail direct. Thanks.
Submitted on Sun Jan 10 22:50:38 EST 1999
Looking for info on Nellie Frances (Fannie) WINSTEAD b. 6/13/1884 in
Hawkins Co. She married Silas T ALVIS (b. 1874 in Hawkins Co.)on
6/22/1904 in McLean Co, Il. Nellie married Charles BAIN after Silas'
death in Illinois in 1905. Any info on Nellie's family appreciated.
I believe she had 2 brothers, John and James, and think her mother's
first name was Margaret.
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 16:25:47 EST 1999
I am looking for my great grandfathers grave, and my uncle who died
in WW1. My grandfather name was Thomas Williams. His son William
Williams came from Wales. I know they lived in Soddy daisy before
moving to Republic Alabama. Five children were born there. Martha
Jane, Gladys, Augusta, Luther, Anthony. Luther was killed in WW1.
Mary A.Williams Gaiser
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 12:12:33 EST 1999
Need information on Eevin Presley born approx 1869 died 10-23-1911
Father was Thompson Presley, brother's and sister's were William,
Tazewell, John, Rose.
Also need information on Willey B Shanks died Nov 1939. His father
was Benjamin Shanks. Thank you for your help.
Submitted on Sat Jan 9 10:58:50 EST 1999
Researching the families of Montgomery WOODS and William GAMMONS who
lived in Hawkins County, TN, in mid 1800's. Montgomery's wife's name
was Martha, (former name not known). They lived in the area of
Persia, TN, in 1850 with their children: Susan WOODS, 12; Sarah
WOODS, 10; George WOODS, 08; Martha, 04; and Kitturah, 02. William
GAMMONS and his wife, Matilda (former name not known), had a son
named Isaiah GAMMONS. Isaiah married Susan WOODS at Rogersville, TN,
in 1862. Any information on either of these families will be greatly
appreciated. Thank you for posting this query.
Harold Wayne Higgins
Submitted on Fri Jan 8 18:11:20 EST 1999
Nathaniel R. Crowder b.ca. 1783 Va. Married Martha Rainey 25 Nov.
1825 in Mecklenburg Co., Va. Died after 1860 in Hawkins Co., Tenn.
Possible children: 1.Richard 2.Nathaniel 3.Lucy 4.Mariah
5.Elizabeth 6.Matilda Jane 7.Nancy. Some of the younger girls may
have been his Grchildren? Is there maybe a will or settlement of his
estate at his death? Thanks for any help! Tina
Tina Anderson Nobriga
-- 410 Sherwood Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513-1525
Submitted on Fri Jan 8 18:03:10 EST 1999
Looking for the parents of James Washington JOHNSON.
1 James Washington JOHNSON
b: March 16, 1845 in Hancock Co., Tn.
+Nervesta "Vesta" TRENT
b: January 15, 1852 in Hancock Co.,
2 Edward JOHNSON
2 Harriet Emily JOHNSON
b: February 7, 1869
+Randolph Powell MARCUM
b: July 2, 1865 in Claiborne Co., TN.
2 Mary C. JOHNSON b: January 24, 1870
2 Malon JOHNSON b: Bet. 1870 - 1895
2 Sarah JOHNSON b: May 5, 1873
2 Victoria JOHNSON b: November 14, 1875
2 Amanda JOHNSON b: December 27, 1877
2 Almeda JOHNSON
b: May 2, 1879 in Clay Co, KY
+Jesse Clinton TOMPKINS
b: June 7, 1879 in Clay Co, KY
2 John JOHNSON b: November 14, 1882
2 Elihu JOHNSON b: July 22, 1889
2 William JOHNSON b: April 20, 1894
Submitted on Wed Jan 6 09:07:25 EST 1999
I am looking for information on Eleanor(nellie)DAVIS who married John
MILLER. John was born in 1786 in Hawkins co,TN. Any help would be
greatly appreciated on the Davis/Miller family. Thank you very much.
Submitted on Wed Jan 6 08:51:53 EST 1999
-- 223 Castle Drive, Ft. Bragg, NC 28307
Submitted on Mon Jan 4 22:17:00 EST 1999
HUNDLEY, Jordan SR.
Hundley, Jordan Jr.
Hundley, Joseph m. Nancy ann Ball
Hundley, John Walter
I would appreciate any help with info on my family. Thank you
Lu ann Suryan
-- 4017 E. Lyons Ave, Spokane, WA 99217
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 03:24:20 EST 1999
Looking for info on any of the names above. The families lived in
NC,VA,and TN .
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 02:21:54 EST 1999
I am researching Jeremiah Birchfield who mar. Rebecca Short ca. 1815
in Burke Co. NC and moved to Hawkins Co. TN after 1830. Jeremiah
supposedly died from milk poisoning where his cows grazed on poison
weeds. His wife Rebecca, mar. Bartley Rose before 1836 as the family
is listed on 1836 Hawkins Co. TN Tax List. By 1840, Bartley and
Rebecca and family had moved up to Russell Co. VA. Would like to
out who were Jeremiah's parents? Rebecca Short was dau/o William &
Elizabeth (Bolling) Short. Thanks
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 19:35:33 EST 1999
Trying to determine if there's a connection between the Harris and
Moreland families of Hawkins County, Tennessee. On the 1830 census,
Rachael Harris - a widow - is listed next to Elijah and Benjamin
Moreland. Also there's a Benony Moreland on the census; Benony was
the name of Rachael Harris' deceased husband. In addition, Benjamin
Moreland witnessed a deed/land sold by Benony Harris. Have extensive
information on Benony and Rachael Harris and their descendents and am
searching for information on their parents, lace of birth, and
Rufus F. Harris
-- 1310 North Ritchie Court 18C, Chicago, IL 60610-8403
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 10:59:41 EST 1999
Looking for any information on John and Judith CAVIN family who lived
in Hawkins county until 1834. Both John and Judith were born in
Virginia. Together they had 8 children, who were all born in Hawkins
county: Irena, Lucinda, Andrew J., Margaret, Melvina, John, Julinda
Submitted on Sat Jan 2 08:32:39 EST 1999
Looking for any BRYAN, or COSSON surnames in Hawkins Co. that may
have migrated from Hawkins to Grainger Co. between dates of 1800 and
1900. Oldest ancestor is JOSEPH R. BRYAN who married CALLIE ? and
lived in Grainger Co. Possible relatives were in Hawkins and children
moved into Grainger Co. later in century.
Cindy Leonard Mantooth
-- 589 Wanda Drive, Talbott, TN 37877-8854
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 18:45:37 EST 1999
Melisa (Melley, Milly) WALLEN was born in 1838 Hawkins Co TN. In the
1850 census, she was living with her parents, William and Jane
WALLEN, in Hancock Co. TN. In the 1860 census she is not with them.
In the 1900 VA census, she is living with her brother, John WALLEN.
Her last name is TESTAMENT (in 1900) and she is 63 years old. Can
anyone shed light on Melisa and her marriages, children, date and
place of death etc.
-- 52 moharimet dr., madbury, NH 03820
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 17:40:41 EST 1999
Seeking parentage information on my g-g-grandfather James K.MYNATT
(MYNETT) born in Hawkins Co. date unknown. He settle in Dubose Co,
Indiana about 1860. Married Mahalla CARR. No other information is
known about her. Their children were James K.MYNATT,b.1866 d.1948,
and Jasper P.MYNATT,b.1868. James K.MYNATT's (senior) tombstone is
Submitted on Sun Jan 3 16:25:50 EST 1999
My great grandmother was Millie Collins and I haven't been able to
find her in any census. She was from east TN area of Anderson,
Campbell, Clairborne, Hancock, Hawkins , or Union County. She was
married to (1) John FIELDS and (2) Lewis BOLDEN/BOLIN/BOWLIN that I
know about but can find no records on. I don't have any birth, death
or marriage dates on any of the above people. Millie and John FIELDS
had the following children; Florence (1879?), Ed (1887?), Bird
(1887), Cora (1891), and Milford (1892).
Millie divorced John (date unk) and married Lewis BOLDEN (date unk
but around 1900). Lewis was evidently an abusive step father.
Sometime around 1900, Bird, age 13 at the time, killed Lewis with an
axe as he was drunk and beating on her brother Ed. This happened in
Hancock or Claiborne County I believe. Haven't found any record of
this either. I don't think she was ever charged with any crime. Any
help in proving any of this saga of relationships will be deeply
Submitted on Fri Jan 1 10:29:48 EST 1999
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