Lincoln County Tennessee Pioneers
Volume XXVI, No. 3,  Special Issue
October 1997
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(A quarterly journal continuing, in web format, XXVI No. 2, June 1997
which was the last issue in printed format)
George Waller, Editor
mailto:HBLADM1@uconnvm.uconn.edu
 
Jane Warren Waller, dec'd, Founding Publisher and Editor

Originally published: 19 October 1997      Latest revision: 21 Oct 1997



The Lincoln Co TN main web page is at:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnlincol/


FOREWORD
This is the inaugural edition of Lincoln County Tennessee (LCT) Pioneers in web format.  My mother founded the print version in September 1970 and published it without interruption until her death in 1997.  Thus, she preserved in over 2,500 pages much about the history and genealogy of LCT which would have been otherwise lost forever to future researchers.  This web version is not as much of a challenge as was my mother's effort.  She started with a typewriter and a mimeograph machine.  Each issue required enormous energy and constant correspondence and research.  This web version does not pretend to replace, much less better, the printed Pioneers which will stand as a permanent contribution to the history of LCT.

There are two major differences between the web version and the print version. First, the web version will have clickable links to other web pages.  This means that while parts of it can be printed, the whole issue can't be printed with one command.  Nor should it.  Some of the links could be to a file which is 200 pages long.  The second major difference is that the web version can be and will be revised when necessary.  I plan on clearly indicating the revisions to reduce confusion.

Comments, etc. are welcome.  Contributions in digital form are also welcome.
George
p.s. If you haven't done so already, please take a look at the USGenWeb Lincoln Co TN
web page at:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnlincol/
That page will contain the most up-to-date links for researcher email addresses and web sites.


 
Table of Contents

Other contributions (none this issue)
Gleanings from the Fayetteville Observer  (series)
Abstracted Deeds  (I don't plan on continuing this since the Marshes are doing
         such fine work publishing the deeds)
New Research Materials in the USGenWeb Archives
New Researchers/Progenitors
New resources
LCT Genealogical Society News (none this issue)
New queries  (this link takes you to the queries section of the LCT web page)

Revision history (check here to find how this web page has been revised)




Gleanings from the Fayetteville Observer (series)
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My mother published death records from 1850-28 Apr 1881. My plan is to continue and include more than just the deaths.
Here are some commonly used phrases used in the newspaper:

"In this county" -- obviously means in Lincoln County.
"ult." -- means "ultimate" or "ultimo" which is Latin for "last." Usually means "last month."
"inst." -- "instant" which usually means "this month."

What follow is quoted exactly as printed.  Editorial comments (meaning mine, are in square brackets and include a modern date).
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Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.2
Mr. Jacob MOYERS arrived from Arkansas Thursday last.  It has been
half a century since he was here, and says that Fayetteville then had
only one street, the one leading across the East side of the Square
to the river.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.3
County Court held Monday:  G.M. McAFEE, lunatic, was ordered to the
poor house for safe keeping.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
Molino (May 2)
On Thursday morning last, A.J. FULLER, an old and highly respectable
citizen of this neighborhood died of measles, complicated, no doubt,
with typhoid pneumonia.  He was taken down Saturday and died the
sixth day....The deceased was born and raised on the same place where
he died....a good husband and father... "Jack Fuller"

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
Molino (May 2)
Born to Hardy McCOWN, of Pea Ridge, a daughter, on Friday last.  On
same date a son to Harrison MOORE, of Coldwater.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
Molino (May 2)
A marriage took place on Thursday evening last, at the residence of
the bride's mother, Mrs. Elvira PITTS; Mr. Thomas GRAHAM and Miss
Minerva PITTS by Parson MUSE.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
MARRIAGES
Licenses have been issued to the following parties since our last-
T.G. GRAHAM and M.E. PITTS
Rice H. SIMMONS and Vicie E.DUMAS

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
DEATHS
In this county, on Flint river, near Lincoln, Sunday, 1st inst., of
apoplexy, Dr. Thos. B. EASTLAND, aged 67 years.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
DEATHS
In this county, near Camargo, Thursday, 28th ult. of measles, Mr.
A.J. FULLER, aged 66 years and 4 months.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
DEATHS
In this county, Wednesday, 20th ult., near Brady's Mill, of pleurisy,
Mrs. Laura, wife of Daniel HILL, aged about 20 years.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
DEATHS
In this county, near Greenwood, Monday 25th ult., of consumption, Mr.
W.A. McCLURE, aged 30 years.  He was buried at Charity, Moore county.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
DEATHS
In this county, near Millville, Saturday, 30th ult., of old age, Mrs.
Martha, wife of E.F. STORY, aged 78 years.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.5
DEATHS
In Shelby county, Tenn., April 10th, of paralysis, Mrs. Malissa
HAMPTON, wife of James M. HAMPTON, dec., formerly of Lincoln county,
aged 68 years.  She had been a member of the M.E. church for forty years.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.7
Non-resident notice from Chancery Court
James R. WRIGHT, Hollis WRIGHT, Rufus WRIGHT, Wm C. WRIGHT, John
WRIGHT, John H. LEVY and wife, Missouri I. And James PERRY and wife,
Sarah.  Vs. H.L. DEVER, Willis SHAW, Mary L. SHAW and W.J. SHAW. Said
H.L. DEVER is a non-resident of the state of Tennessee.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.7
DEATHS
Notice to creditors.
FURMAN & Co. vs. John T. GOODRICH, et als.  April term 1881 of
Chancery Court, B.W. GOODRICH, dec. insolvent estate.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.7
To whom it may concern
Not responsible for debt etc. made by my wife Evaline SMITH, she
having left my bed and board.  April 19 James SMITH.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 5, 1881 p.3 col.8
Insolvent notice
estate of Emaranda BENSON, dec.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.1
In County Court, the 4th, E.S. WILSON was appt guardian of Elizabeth,
Louisa, and Cordelia WILSON, minor heirs of Wilce WILSON, col., dec.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.1
On Monday, at the Pettey House, 'Squire McKENZIE married A.J. MOORE
and Ellen WAID, who had eloped from Huntsville.  He was 25 and she
was 14 years of age.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.1
Prof. S.F. WERREN, formerly of this place, and Miss Magdalena LEMPEN,
were married in St. Imier, Switzerland, last month.  We thank friend
Fritz for an invitation to attend, but we could not leave our
business.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.2
Death of an aged minister
Rev. Samuel Montgomery COWAN died at his residence in Tullahoma on
Thursday, 5th inst., after a long illness, aged about 78 years.  One
of the pioneers of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, having entered
the ministry in 1827, in ministry for 54 years, nearly half of which
was passed in Fayetteville.  In 1829 he settled as pastor of the
church in this place, and remained until 1842, when he removed to
Mississippi.  Returning in 1850, he resumed his former station, and
preached about seven years, when his official relations with this
people were finally severed.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.3
Tribute of respect
Mt Hebron Lodge, No.344 F & A.M to our brother Isham SORRELS, died
28th ult., aged 65.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
Marriage licenses issued
White: A.J. MOORE and Ellen WAID
Colored:  William BASS and Mollie MOORE; Earnest BOWDER and Marry
WAGGONER

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
DEATHS
In this county, near Oak Hill, the 5th inst., Miss Rosanna BROWN, aged
22y 7m 3d.  M.E. church.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
DEATHS
In this county, at his residence, near Petersburg, on the 28th ult.,
Col. Isham SORRELS, aged about 65.  C.P. church.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
DEATHS
In this county, on Swan creek, Monday, 11th inst., of bilious fever,
Mr. John H. DEFORD, aged 51y 23d.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 19, 1881 p.2 col.3
Robinson's Store
Mr. Frank COLLINS died last Monday night.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.2
C.R. ANGLIN convicted of murdering, in this county, D.W. RANKIN (was
a Captain in Confederate Army).
[19 Oct 1997: this is a synopsis, not a quote]

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
Marriages
In this place at the Presbyterian church, yesterday evening
(Wednesday) at 8:30, Mr. W.H. LAMB, of the firm of LAMB & TILLMAN,
and Miss Josie DIEMER, only daughter of Dr. C.A. DIEMER.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
Marriages
In this county, on Swan creek, Thur. 12th inst., Dr. W.F. McMULLEN, of
Huntsville, Ala., and Miss Docie STEWART.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
Marriages
In Trenton, Tenn., Thur., the 12th inst., at the Methodist church, Mr.
R.F. ROSS and Miss Mattie L. ELDER.  He is a native of Fayetteville.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
Licenses issued:
White:  A.G. BEARDEN and S. CLIFT; T.L. HAMBY and L.A. ABBOTT.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
DEATHS
In this county, near Camargo, Friday, 13th inst., of consumption, Mr.
Willis D. COLE, aged 55y 7m.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 12, 1881 p.3 col.6
DEATHS
In this vicinity, Sat. 14th inst. Of inflammation of the stomach, Mrs.
Clemmis, wife of Mr Galen WOODARD, aged 27y 7m 17d leaving children.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 19, 1881
[19 Oct 1997: This issued not preserved]

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 26, 1881 p.3 col.1
In County Court, the 18th, Alfred BEARDEN qualified as admin. of W.D.
COLE, dec.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 26, 1881 p.3 col.1
Mary Fanny, a little dau. of Mr. Travis ASHBY, on Norris creek, aged
about 4 years, met with a terrible death last Friday.  While playing
in the yard on Thur., she ran backwards and fell into a kettle of
boiling water, causing her death in about 24 hours.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 26, 1881 p.3 col.2
After 20 yrs absence, Mr. Robt. E. NEELD visited.  He learned to set
type in the Observer office.  To Florida and Georgia.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 26, 1881 p.3 col.5
Molino:
Mrs. Minerva HODGE, a widow lady of the Pisgah (South) neighborhood,
died on the 11th inst. of paralysis.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 26, 1881 p.3 col.7
Marriage licenses issued
Colored:  Robt. ALEXANDER and Lizzie SHARP; Robt. MORGAN and Mollie
A. STREET.

Fayetteville (TN) Observer, Thursday, May 26, 1881 p.3 col.7
DEATHS
In Franklin County, Ala., on the 5th inst., Mrs. Medina, wife of Prof.
F. WILLIAMS, of Lincoln county, Tenn.


 New Research Materials in the USGenWeb Archives

June-Dec. 1996 posts to the old LCT-L email list:
          http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/lincoln/lct-l/

Goodspeed Biographies (*all* of them!) copied by Kay Pacheco:
         http://files.usgwarchives.net/tn/lincoln/bios/
 
 




 New Researchers/Progenitors

This section contains information about new researchers and progenitors added to the LCT web page at:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnlincol/geneal/volun.htm
and
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnlincol/geneal/geneal.htm

Date sent:        Sat, 06 Sep 1997 00:16:21 -0700
From:             Robert Mc Alister <73564.1471@compuserve.com>
Organization:     FAA

I have moved from Texas, and would like to update the information on the
Lincoln Co. Researchers portion of the webpage.
My new information is:
Robert W. McAlister
PO Box 201821
Anchorage, AK. 99520-1821
Telephone 907-522-8042
Webpage URL - http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bob_mcalister
Bob
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From:             "Wendell Gammon" <wgammon@accesscomm.net>
Date sent:        Sun, 7 Sep 1997 09:48:48 -0500

Progenitor:  Gammon, J.W.<John William> (Mattie Minick)
Born/Died:  1857-1940 (1867-1958)
Origin:  Unknown  (Unknown)
Residence:  ??-1940 (??-1958)
Researcher:  Wendell Gammon
         11907 Bloomington Lane
         Stafford, TX   77477
         wgammon@accesscomm.net
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Date sent:        Tue, 09 Sep 1997 14:16:59 -0600
From:             Steve Carson <carson@siggraph.org>

Can you also add me to the list of researchers. I'm researching
the MELSON surname in Lincoln County.
Steve Carson                 phone:   +1-505-521-7399
GSC Associates Inc.          fax:     +1-505-521-9321
5272 Redman Road             e-mail:  carson@siggraph.org
Las Cruces, NM 88011 USA
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Date sent:        Wed, 10 Sep 1997 18:23:51 -0500
From:             Merz <a0023430@airmail.net>

I am just now beginning my research into Lincoln County for the
following names.
     Spouse         B./ D.      Origin       Residence in LCT
Solomon Scott Long  1801/1890     ?           bef 1801 to 1820
Eveline Bell Abels  1804/1839   ?              ??  to 1820
Any information would be appreciated. S.S. Long and Eveline married
Dec 25, 1819 then moved to Morgan Co. Tennessee in March 1820 per their
tombstone information.  Thank You - Lisa Merz
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Date sent:        Mon, 15 Sep 1997 23:00:06 -0500
From:             Denise Maddox <dmaddox@swbell.net>

I am researching the Maddox Family line and have found them to be in
Lincoln County, TN in 1815-1840's. Also, I am interested in Overton
Woodall, who was also in Lincoln around the same time. Could you please
place me on your researchers page.
Denise Maddox
2800 Chisolm Trail
Mesquite, TX 75150
dmaddox@technologist.com
www.familytreemaker.com/users/m/a/d/Denise--Maddox/
(you must type out Denise--Maddox exactly using uppercase first letters)
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Date sent:        Thu, 18 Sep 1997 22:44:44 -0400 (EDT)
From:             OlePaint@aol.com

     I would like to be included in the list of Lincoln County Researchers.
 My family lived in Norris Creek, Lincoln Co. from about 1810 to the end of
the century.  The family names are: Cole, Cummins, Davis & Epps.
LaVonne Remai
Fontana, California



New Resources

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From:            Margaret Shutt  johnshutt@vallnet.com
To:               "'TNLINCOL-L@rootsweb.com'" <TNLINCOL-L@rootsweb.com>
Subject:          RE: Looking for county maps
Date sent:        Mon, 8 Sep 1997 07:50:22 -0500

You are in luck.  The Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce has
an email address and you can get a county map from them -- and perhaps
other things.  That address is: cofc@vallnet.com.  In case you prefer to
snail mail them, that address is 208 S. Elk, Fayetteville, TN 37334 -- OR
P. O. Box 515, Fayetteville.
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Date sent:        Thu, 11 Sep 1997 07:50:56 -0500
From:             "Leonard J. McCown" <mccown@gte.net>
To:               TNLINCOL-L@rootsweb.com
Subject:          County maps and Tennessee

One of my favorite places to buy county maps is from the state highway
department of the different states. In Tenn.: Tennessee Dept. of
Transportation, Planning Division, Suite 1000, James K. Polk Bldg., 505
Deaderick St., Nashville, Tenn. 37219. They have various sizes, and are
not expensive.

Also the Tennessee Atlas & Gazetteer, published by DeLorme Mapping Co.,
P.O. Box 298, Freeport, Maine 04032 is great. It is about the size of
the Rand McNally Road Atlas and mine cost $17. They are available for
several states, and I have been buying them as they come out. They are
like the Geological Survey maps in color.
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  Revision History

1997 Oct 19: first published.
1997 Oct 21: tidied up masthead; fixed queries hotlink; changed volume from XXVII to XXVI