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1. Lydia ??, wife of John McCLAIN...what is her madien name?  Could it be WILLIAMS?

2. What happened to Samuel MORRISON born 1838?  Did bushwhackers get him?

3. Where was the well located that caved in on James Garland JONES about 1849 burying him alive?

4. Where is John McCLAIN and his wife, Lydia ?? buried??

6. Who are the parents of Samuel & Elizabeth BAKER, Samuel married Frances PATTERSON and Elizabeth married John MCADAMS.

7. Hi Gang! still looking for William Hickman BAKER. thanks.....

13. William Henry HAZELWOOD married Mary A. EWEN (EWING?) 30 Oct 1867 Weakley Co., TN.  Barbara (Howard) Bailey

16. Emmaline SMART, b. 29 Dec 1834 in Wilson Co., TN, daughter of Presley George SMART and Selina STEWART.  Shown on 1860 Weakley Co. Census as Emily STUART, age 27. Probably married again, would like to know spouse's name.  Shirley McMahon Garrett

21. Elizabeth S. THOMAS came to Weakley County with her children.  Where isElizabeth buried and when???  Charlie

22. Looking for the parents of Fielder (Smith) COCHRAN. Marriage record, 12 Feb 1839 in Carroll Co.TN Fielder SMITH  married James Maneese COCHRAN. Death certificate for their son, Mitchell COCHRAN, states her maiden name was Lucretia Fielder SMITH. Jim Cochran

25. John Coleman HUGGINS is listed in the 1860 census living with his grandparents, John and Sarah COLEMAN, both born in ILL . Who were his parents??  Ron Mason

26. Andrew COLLEY - Who are his parents?  What are the dates of  his birth and death.  He had a daughter, Maude Agnes COLLEY CRITTENDON who is buried in the Bible Union Cemetery. Andrew would have been born around 1850, I think!   Lee B. Cate

27. Who are the parents of Benjamin H. Crittendon who married Jane on Feb 3,1868 in Henry County, TN?   Their children are Noah Wesley, Ella, Shep and Archie.  The family resided in Weakley County. Lee B. Cate

28. What is the maiden name of the wife of Freeman GATEWOOD? Her first name isHarriet and she died Feb. 7, 1892 and is buried in the Winstead Cemetery in Weakley County.  Lee B. Cate

29. I need the names of the parents and siblings of Elizabeth Jane JACKSON who was born October 7, 1833 in Weakley County.  She married Thomas Daniel CLEMENT and is buried in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Lee B. Cate

30. I need the names of the parents of Mary Henderson WALLACE who was born October 8, 1834.  She married James Henry OWEN.  Her family is buried in the Butler Cemetery.  Lee B. Cate

31. I would like to learn the maiden name of Penina?, the wife of William BUTLER.  William died in 1854 in Weakley County. Lee B. Cate

32. Need information about Mary Judge ALLMAN born Dec 24, 1863.  She isburied in the New Hope Cemetery. She is the wife of William M. ALLMAN.  Her father is possibly Pat MURPHY.  Who are her mother and siblings?Lee B. Cate

33. I need all the help anyone can provide on the GOODIN surname.  I need
information on Laura Bell GOODIN who was born September 26, 1858.  Shemarried William Patterson VEAZEY.  Lee B. Cate

34.Where was James T. MATHENY and family in 1850?  James T. born about 1813, supposedly in TN.  Father of Asa C., Franklin, John, Patience, Zelpha,Henry and Alfred.  William and Patti Simmons

35.Who were parents and/or siblings of John FINNEY, born about 1825 in AL orIreland?  He married Martha MITCHELL in Weakley Co.  Have his children's names but no info. about his family. Patti Simmons

39. What happened to the family of CHARLES BRADSHAW who died in Weakley around 1828?  B.J. Horne

42. Need parents of James William HELMS b 1865, Gleason; and parents
of his wife, Alice Isidora HUGHES b 1869 in Huntington -m 1884. children: Myrtle b abt 1887; Jessie Ann b abt 1889; James Otis b abt 1891 in Gleason; Maud S. b 1892; Edna Elnora b 1895 in Gleason; Ethel b abt 1898.  Joe

43. I need to pin down NATHANIEL HENDERSON and wife,   probably of northwest Tn and parents of SARAH HENDERSON, wife of SPENCER SHARP who lived many years in Weakley County.

44. Sophronia BROGDON LAMB, looking for descendants of Sophronia and her first husband, _________ LAMB.  She later married Silas MOORE. Leslie Moore

45. I'm looking for the parents of Peter M. CONNELL b. 1822 KY d. 1897 Weakley Co., TN.  He married Nancy WILLIAMS of Sharon, TN.  He left no will, no land records, etc. to be traced.  Everything he owned was auctioned at his death. Judy Connell Woodruff


50. Frances Tenny LEE or Tennessee Frances LEE  born in TN married James Calvin BOWERS  1876 / 1877, no record found.  James Calvin died 4 months before she gave birth to their son in Obion Co..  The next record I have for her was Van Buren Co., AR in 1920.  She had married a BRYANT and was widowed at that time.  Sue Bowers

51. LITTLETON FORNEY ABERNATHY, looking for burial site. He died Aug 2, 1856 near Palmersville.  Also looking for info on his son DAVID FRANK ABERNATHY who died after 1880. Nead death date and burial location. Mark Abernathy,

53. Ala ??? wife of Edmond Kemp. Mary ??? wife of F. A. Kemp born NC abt. 1787.  I need their maiden names.

55. SIMMONS, William  (no middle name listed) married to Bettie Ford of Fulton or Hickman Co. Ky. William was 47 and Bettie was 22 when my grandfather William Egbert Simmons was born in Hickman Co. Ky.  Family legend has it that William was from Weakley Co. He would have been born about 1851. If only I had a middle name!!!  William and Bettie lived in Weakley Co. for a while after their marriage, apparently moved to Hickman, Ky . in the 1920s or so.  Their 4 boys names were William Egbert, Wilburn, Jesse Franklin, and Richard. According to family legend he may have been once before he married Grandma Bettie.  Janice Watts

58. One of my many "brick walls" is the SANDERS family who lived in Weakley Co.  prior to and possibly after "The War". Specifically I am looking for any info on the family of Martha Jane SANDERS, b. 1847(Weakley Co?)- d. 12/8/95(Clay Co., AR), married Levi Jackson WARD, July 29, 1862 at Dresden.  Her fathers name was Henry SANDERS, I believe.  David Ward

59. What was  the first name of E. LAIRD (b. 1805 GA), and who was she married to before he died  before 1850 Census?  Bobbi

60. James M. LAIRD 1831 TN:  what was his middle name, date of birth?  Was there only one sibling? Mary Laird, b. abt. 1840 KY:  Did she marry?  Have family? Mary A. Johnson, b. 1835 Weakley County TN m. James M. Laird:  Who was HER  family line? Thanks!!  Bobbi

62. Looking for anything on Miles Wood m. Francis Atkins m. 20 Oct 1845, his son, Miles L. Wood who left for Texas ca. late 1870's. Mary Wood. They lived in the Dresden and  Fulton Station areas. Thanks.  Kathy Faul

65.  Looking for any information about these Kuykendalls.
1880 - Greenfield, Weakley, Tennessee -Page 272C
John C. KUYKENDALL    Self    M    M    W    23    TN          Works On Farm    Fa: TN    Mo: TN
Mary F. KUYKENDALL    Wife    F    M    W    19    TN          Keeping House    Fa: TN    Mo: TN

Living next door to his siblings:
1880 - Greenfield, Weakley, Tennessee - Page 272C
Richard KUYKENDALL    Self    M    M    W    19    TN           Day Laborer         Fa: TN    Mo: TN
Georgana J. KUYKENDALL    Wife    F    M    W    18    MS     Keeping House    Fa: MS    Mo: TN
Othellia J. KUYKENDALL    BroL    M    S    W    16    MS           Works On Far      Fa: MS    Mo: TN
James L. KUYKENDALL    BroL    M    S    W    10    MS                                         Fa: MS    Mo: TN
William A. KUYKENDALL    BroL    M    S    W    8    MS                                  Fa: MS    Mo: TN
Lenard A. KUYKENDALL    BroL    M    S    W    6    MS                                         Fa: MS    Mo: TN
John M. KUYKENDALL    BroL    M    S    W    5    TN                                      Fa: MS    Mo: TN
Abraham KUYKENDALL    BroL    M    S    W    2    TN                                      Fa: MS    Mo: TN
Bob Parker


70.  My brick wall is, what happened to the J.D. DOUGLAS  with a family in the 1850 censes. I am interested in the son Winfield Scott on the censes. I have never found this family again. Would like to hear from some one that may be related to this family in the Weakley Co.Census.  Thanks, Betty

71. Does anyone have information for this William Gentrey(Gentry) family?  This fits my William Gentry b. 1805
TN and wife, Mary "Polly" Unknown b. 1805 KY and their children, John 1827, James 1830, Mitchell 1832,
Minerva 1837, and Sarah 1838.  If not them, WHO?  I would love to hear from anyone that could supply
any information for this family listed in the 1840 Weakley Co. TN Census.  Thank you.  Juanita Rainey

Gentrey, Wm
1840 Weakley County, TN Census, page 282, line 5
Total in household: 7
2 white males 5-10 (born 1830-1835)
1 white male 10-15 (born 1825-1830)
1 white male 30-40 (born 1800-1810)
2 white females under 5 (born 1835-1840)
1 white female 30-40 (born 1800-1810)
Persons employed in Agriculture: 1

73.  I am looking for John Essery or Usery in Weakley Co  around 1850 had children John, Cleve, Fisher and Emma
Thank You, Melissa Key

77.   am searching for Elva Harper and W. Harper. They were in the 1850 census for Weakley County.  Elva was 2 and W. was 24. Thank you, Tammy

79. Looking for my TAYLOR ancestors and descendant cousins.  My GGFather was Mitchell Edward Taylor (B: 06/06/1858 in TN; D: 02/14/1928 in MO) who married Elizabeth Clemons Etchison (B: 12/22/1863 in NC; D: 05/11/1921 in AR).  Their children were:  George A. Taylor (B: 07/1882); Holden E. Taylor (B: 01/1886 in TN); Shannon E. Taylor (B: 10/1889 in Sharon, TN); Mary Camilla Taylor (B: 04/20/1894 in TN); and Joseph Taylor (B: Abt. 1904 in AR).  I think they also lived in Obion Co. at some time before migrating to Greene Co., AR.  Just found the Weakley Co. tip from Shannon's WWI Draft Registration card listing birthplace as Sharon, TN.  Would love to find info on Mitchell Edward Taylor's parents, etc.  Thanks, Andrea

80. Need info on William F. Farmer, believed to be the father of Jane or Nancy Jane Farmer m. Richard Roberts, son of William Roberts of Chesterfield Co, VA and Weakley Co, TN.  It was Martha Jane Roberts dau of Richard and Jane who married James Alexander Orr about 1865. Rita Bryan,

81. Looking for information on two sisters, surname WILLIAMS, born in Weakley Tennessee during the 1830's. The first names are somewhat uncertain, unfortunately, but according to oral family tradition, were Martha and Angelina. Angelina was born abt 1833, she married Robert McAbee in Feb 1852. Her name in the 1880 Federal census is listed as Angelina, however in Weakly
County Marriages, her name is listed as Anna (spouse listed as Robert McAba) and in Graves County Marriages, her name is listed as M.A. Her sister Martha(?) Williams, birthdate unknown, married a Billy Dick of Tennessee. I have not been able to locate accurate census information on the two sisters before their marriages, and nothing on Martha Williams or her husband Billy Dick after their marriage.


84.   I am looking for the parents of John High who married Elizabeth Chappell about 1854(daughter of William Chappell and Ann Sykes of NC)and had three sons, William E, Martin F, and James B. High. Any info would be appreciated...Gordon

85. Seeking ancestry information on Benjamin Franklin Huggins b: June 1, 1826. Reported to have run-away from home abt: 1840. Appreciative Jerry Huggins

92.  Looking for  James William FOSTER  born 1847  Weakley Co. Tenn.    His Parents  -  ?  His Wife & Children  -  ?  Gary Gambrel

99.   I am looking for decendents of THOMAS JEFFERSON JONES 1854-1940.  I think he moved to weakley co. around 1865-1870.  Married BELLE POWERS 1876.  they had three sons, John, Edd and George.  He moved from Thomppson Creek Baptist Church to Jolley Springs Baptist Church.  Also looking for connection to MISS ADA POWERS who married MARION JONES 1875 brother to THOMAS JEFFERSON JONES.  MISS ADA POWERS was a member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church from 1891-1933 which was her year of death.  Susan Cox

101.  Looking for any information on these family names: DAMRON-BUTLER-MCGEE-SIMPSON-HAWKS. Elizabeth Damron had children Sarah(Sallie) and Henry Butler. Sallie married Charly McGee 1887(Weakley) had William Henry, then married ? Alex (Alec) Simpson and had Lee Thomas Simpson 1891. Both boys listed in 1900 census (Obion) living with Uncle Henry and his wife
Nellie nee Hawks. Any info/ help/ reply will be greatly appreciated. Charlene Simpson.

102.  Looking for descendants of Richard & Mary Ann "Costen" Hailey/Haley.  Last record that I have is 1860 Weakley Co., census. They had children: James T., William, Samuel Harvey, John Chesley, Rufus A., and Mary D.  Mary Ann Costen was a sister to my gg grandfather, William W. Costen who lived in Weakley Co., in the 1850s.   Virginia

104.   Looking for the parents of Harvey L ABERNATHY.Father of Clifford,Clarence and Waymon. Sharon

105.  John Bradberry, b. ca 1810 in VA, appears in the 1840 and 1850 censuses in District 7 (around Dresden). His wife was Sarah Anne McClure, b. ca  1820 in NC. They had one child, George McClure Bradberry, b. 1846 in Weakley Co.  By 1860 the family had moved to Greene Co., AR. Both John  and Sarah were listed as illiterate. There is also a James Bradberry in the District 7 1840 census, so John and James are definitely different men. By 1850 a big group of Bradberrys appeared in Weakley Co., District 7, "headed" by John Henry Bradberry from VA. Is there a connection between John, James, and John Henry? My instinct says there must be, but I can't find it.
Brent Bradberry

108.  Looking for date of death and cemetery for Elias Duren. He was married to Lucy Burt Aug 7, 1816 Sumner Co., Tn. 1840 Census Weakley Co., In. Dist 10 shows : Durane, Elias with wife and 2 children (Believe this could be Elias Duren)  1850 Census Weakley Co. In. Dist 10 shows: L Duren age 58 - Johnathan age 21 He must have died between 1840 and 1850. Hope someone can help

109. Family name JACKSON - I have no idea who my great grandparents were.  My grandfather's name was Roy Jackson. He had four brothers Coley, George, Claude and John, they had one sister whose name was Etta.  My facts are kinda sketchy, my dad had only met them a couple of times at a very young age.  From what was remembered, they might of orginated from Kentucky or Tennessee; Coley had a farm out of Sharon TN; George had both legs cut off (from him and Claude jumping freight cars); John lived in Union City TN; and Etta married a man that had a pool hall ( he wasn't sure if it was in Martin or Martinsburg TN); Ett's daughter was Martha and she married a Hardy Moore.  My Grandfather was born Oct. 16, l903.  He married Mary (Molly) Louise Jackson from Steelville MO in Sharon TN March 7, 1925 by Minister E.L. Davis. Hope someone can help!

112.  i am looking for info on hiram bondurant/bundren.  he married a mary hayes in 1845.  they are buried in ky.  he was born in 1818 and died in 1899.  she was born in 1822 and died in 1901.

115.  HELP!!  The earliest record I have on my David Jackson's family is in the 1840 Weakley Co., Tn. census.  His family is also located there in 1850 census.  I can't find anything on him before that and I CAN'T locate any marriage records for him David Jackson was born 2 Jan 1808 (N.C. ?).  Its believed that he was married before he married Mary J. Jones born 1815 Ky.  David's first know child Elizabeth was born 1833 Tn. then he had several other children also born in Tn. thru 1855, probably in Weakley Co. I am also looking for a marriage record for David's first child, Elizabeth Jackson born ca. 1833 who married Henry Chambers between 1850 and 1858 in Tn., probably in Weakley Co.

116.  I need a proof link between Enoch BROCK(1790-1860) and his son, Benjamin Franklin BROCK(1830-1890.)  Also, who were the parents of George Washington"Wash" Campbell (1814-1898)?

117.  I am looking for any information about the stave crew for Budweiser in Weakley County in the late 1800's. I have an old photograph of my great grandfather, Jeremiah Milton Bond and his stave crew.  We also have the stave cutter and a ledger.  The photo has a sign in it that reads Elm Tree, Weakley County, Tenn.  It is dated June, 1893.  From the way the sign is written, I gather this was the end of their job.  We know two of his brothers were on the crew as well.  If anyone has any information or can direct me to where I can find more information, I would appreciate it.

118.  am looking for any information about Garland T. Crow (born abt. 1807).  He may be the son of Levi Crow.  Garland may be the father of my great great grandfather, Christopher Columbus Crow who was born abt. 1838 ? 1839.  Thanks, Diane Blodgett

119.    I have a Great Grandmother named Ethel McKinney at birth. She was born on Dec. 13, 1888 in Weakley County. She married Carl Wade Wagster in about 1902, she was 13 years old. She remarried a George Mills after the death of Carl Wade Wagster in 1910. He passed away from T.B. I am trying to find her family. Can anyone help me? She was known to us as Mammy and loved very much. Deborah Seiberling

120.   I am looking for the parents of Hardin Henderson connell whom married a catherine who had a son named Henderson Connell who married Caroline Kemp. I am also looking for the parents of Peter Michael Connell who married a Nancy Williams. These two lines i know are related through my woodruff/ woodrough line but I know they have to be more directly related just cant break down my brick wall. HELLLPPPPP please

121.  HOWELL  I am looking for WINNIE E. HOWELL, b. 1866 in Weakley County, TN. In 1889, she marries William Marion HALL Jr., has two boys & dies in 1906 in Martin, TN.  I cannot find her parents, who are dead by the 1880 Census, or brothers or sisters.  I have info on the HALL line that I am happy to share.
Thanks, Betsy Neil

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123.  AUFILL -- I cannot find any prior family lineage for William Henry Aufill (my great-great grandfather) who married Mary Case Stark of Weakley County/Graves County.  Can anyone help with this?  The Aufill name could have been spelled in another way.  William Henry died while serving in the Civil War from Weakley/Graves area.  Lilly May Stark West

124.   I am trying to backdoor Arthur Frank Ayers' (my granfather) parents.  The trail has led me to the marriage of H.C. Baker &
M.S. (Melvina) Malone (1861 - GA). They were married in Weakley County, TN 07-17-1898.  This marriage to H.C. Baker was her second marriage.  I am trying to find her maiden name before Malone.  I think her maiden name was the maiden name of the mother of Arthur Frank Ayers. Any help would be great appreciated

125.  Daniel Ketner move to Tennessee where he married a Miss Catherine A. Bour (Boyer, Bower), born in 1835 in North Carolina.  After his marriage, he settled on a farm in Weakley County, Tennessee, where he remained three years, and then moved back to Union County, Illinois, residing there until the fall of 1858.   I am trying find where he married and the exact spelling of Catherine's name.   Mike Brown

126.  My brick wall is where my 4g grandfather, JOHN MOORE (born about 1765, Ireland; wife MARY DUFFor DUFFY) and family were before going to Hamilton Co., IL in 1816.  His son JOHN MOORE (born 1790-1800, probably in SC) did not go to Illinois.  Family information says he lived in DRESDEN, TN and had 2 children, a son John and a daughter Mary.  I have assumed that JOHN MOORE, jr. did not go to Illinois because he was already married.  His sister SARAH MOORE HEARD was married and living in RUTHERFORD CO., TN in 1810. Brothers JAMES and ALFRED were born in SC in 1796 and 1801 respectively.  His brother, GREENBERRY W. MOORE was born in TN in 1809.  These brothers went to Illinois with their father.  Any help identifying  JOHN MOORE of Dresden, when he came there, where he might have come from, and information about his descendents would be much appreciated.  I do not have any middle initials for either of these men and have not come across any family Bible which might offer assistance.  Thank you for any help you can offer. Cam

127.  Trying to find out who Sara Furlong's father was.  She married Rufus Mizell who was from Weakley County. She is listed in the 1880 census with her two children, William Angelo and Hortense Howard Mizell, my grandmother.  Thanks, Rusty Breininger

128.  Atlas Cook and Albert Cook were  both born in North Carolina in 1826. They were in Weakley County from about 1835 to 1884. Atlas' parents were in Weakley. I think James and Hasley Cole Cook. Not sure. I think Atlas and Albert were twin brothers. Not sure. Both in Union Army. Albert a Captain in K Co. Atlas daughter Margaret Ann married  Bolton in Weakley Co. Atlas and Bolton went to Red River Texas by wagon train in 1884. Anyone know more about Atlas. He is my gg grandfather. Julia Washam at

130. James and P. Jane Thompson lived in Weakley Co, TN before coming to TX.  Believe they came around 1880.  Looking for lst wife of Samuel Thompson born abt 1845, son of James and P. Jane.  I have a marriage to S M Thompson and D E Parker.  We believe D E was Samuel's second wife.  Marie Anderson

131. I'm looking for information on the THOMPSON HIGGS family of Weakley Co.

132.  My family has been trying for years to determine who the parents were of Freeman GATEWOOD and Stephen GATEWOOD. Both were born in Virginia, and both married Noblin sisters. Freeman died in Weakley County, TN in 1892 (buried in Winstead Cemetery) and Stephen died in Weakley County, TN in 1878 and is buried in Palmersville. I believe both were born in York County, VA and had several other brothers and sisters. The two migrated to North Carolina some time around 1820 (possibly with their mother, who may have been named Lucy?) and then on to TN sometime between 1830 and 1835. We don't have any information on their father, and nothing definitive about their mother other than a census record that lists Lucy as head of household.

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134.  I am trying to discover the parents of MOSES A DAVIS.  Moses is on the Weakley Co., 1840 census, pg. 299.  Jesse A. DAVIS is on p. 299 and JESSE DAVIS is on p. 298. The Weakley Co. Tax Book of 1842 for District 5 has JAMES  B. DAVIS, JESSE B. DAVIS, AND MOSES A. DAVIS.  MOSES DAVIS is on every tax role between 1842 to 1850.  He may be earlier but I didn't have earlier roles to examine.  Moses was born about 1821 in NC or KY.  His wife  was named ORINDA.  They moved to Ellis Co., TX in the 1850's.  I feel there is a good chance that Jesse was Moses's father because of age and  site of homes.  All Moses's children were girls so have no male name to consider.  I hope someone can help me.  Thank you.  June Hunter

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137.   Searching for information on: Moses Terrell Spann b. 1795 SC, d. 1842 TN wife was Jane Carson b.  1792  (prob.VA)  d. 1-FEB-1850. First 4 children born in Wi County TN, last three born Weakley County TN, names: Samuel T. Spann b. 1825 John B. Spann b. 1827 Ann Spann b. 1832 Any help appreciated. Dalena Patterson Nichols

138.  I am looking for any information on my Great Grandparents; Silas Malford Malin and Dicey Unknown Malin.  According to the census reports they lived off and on in Weakley County.  Silas was born in Greenville, South Carolina and Dicey in either Kentucky or Georgia.  I am told that Silas probably died in 1875 in Weakley Co., and his will was filed on July 21, 1876.  Dicey's parents were listed as being from Ireland.  He served as a Constable at one time in Arkansas, but is listed as a farmer on most Census Reports.  Any input is greatly appreciated!

139.  I am looking for any information on the Thomas Newton WIlliams family.  Married to Melissa Jane WIlliams.  Died June 25, 1905.  This is my great-great grandfather, and I have very limited information.  ALso interested in any information on his parents, names unknown.

140.  I need help in finding my Brick Wall, William Franklin MURRAY b abt Jul 1838 Tennessee marr Jun 25 1856 TN to Nancy Eveline BROWN b Mar 13 1843 Dickson co, TN d Jul 2 1907 Graves co, KY. They had the following children according to the census records: 1860 middle division, Dickson, TN – George A. Murry b Mar 1859 1880 Hickman co, TN – Susan A. Murray b abt 1861; William A. Murray b Sep 1 1864 (my g grandfather); Luetta or Luella C. Murray b abt 1869; Martha F. Murray b abt 1876. 1900 Martin city, Weakley co, TN – only Susan A. and Will A are with their parents. From there I have no idea where William Franklin and Nancy Eveline MURRAY have trodded to. If anyone has any spousal information on any of the children or info about the parents themselves, I would be appreciative.

141.  My brick wall Samuel Wesley "Jack" BUTTS  (1832/1890) and his wife Martha Virginia HICKS (1841/1933).  I cannot find anything on their ancestors.  They were both born in TN and they were married in Clinton, KY in Dec 1858.  They had 11 children:
Francis Emmaline Butts 1859 in KY;       James Wesley Butts 1861 in KY
Samuel Davis Butts  1863 in KY;             Jennie Lind Butts  1864 in KY
John Thomas Butts  1867 in KY              Minnie Emma Butts 1860 in KY
Harry Josephus Butts 1870 in KY           William Franklin Butts 1872 in KY
Charlie Andrew Butts  1875 in KY           Mollie Adell Butts  1877 in KY
Luther Martin Butts  1885 in Ralston TN

142.  where is SIMPSON ANDERSON MEDLOCK & family buried? i have been told there is a small cemetary in a field south west of double spings cem. in gleason tn  this is where simpson & his son & his wife is buried & maybe simpson's wife also. does anybody have any info on this family? his son's name is  Austin Garrison & his other son is John Wesley Matlock buried at brock cem in greenfield tn  this family came from south carolina to mississippi then to weakley co tn. Simpson died around 1880? john wesley  is my ggrandfather & he was born in tn & according to story told the census taker spelled the name the way he heard it thus the difference in spelling -thank you katie ward

143.  I am trying to find the parents of Annie Fiser (1774-1867). She was buried at Powell Cemetery on Hunt Road east of Palmersvillle. Family tradition indicates that her maiden name was Hays. There are 2 other Hays buried at Powell Cemetery: David Hays (1790-1857) and Samuel Hays (1791-1875). They may be younger brothers to Annie, but no evidence found to support this. These families came to Henry and Weakley Counties ca 1832 from Robertson County, TN. Samuel Hays donated 5 acres of his land in 1848, which became Hays Chapel Methodist Church. Any info on the Hays and Hays Chapel Methodist Church will be appreciated. Please contact me at<>

145.    Thomas M. Farley was in Weakley County, TN and is listed in the 1830 federal census. Who were his parents? Where was he born? I believetwo of his sons were Lafayette Farley born 1825 in Courtland, Alabama (Lawrence County) and R.D. Farley born abt. 1830 in Tennessee.  

146.  I'm trying to locate my great-grandfather Nathaniel or Nathan GARNER and his wife, Sarah Jane WHITE GARNER.  The children were Jackson David, Belzonia GARNER DUNN, and John Wilson GARNER. If you have any information I would truly appreciate it.  Thank you 

147.  Pierce family - I am searching for any record of my great grand father, his wife and children. My grandfathers name was James David Pierce (Jim, Jim Dave, J.D.) born 1878. He is buried in the Workman Cemetary in Weakley Co. His wife was Donie Jack Gargus. Jims dad is where I have hit my brick wall. I believe his wife was Jane Workman (father David T, mother Sarah E. A. Hoggins) I can find no record of Jims family - father, Jane? and siblings. His fathers name may be James David also, or James R. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

148.  Looking for information on Fred Harold Richmond, bn. Abt. 1920. His first wife was Annie Mae Campbell, my paternal Grandmother. When did he die, what did he do for a living, where is he buried. Any living descendants?

149.  My great-grandmother's name was Francis Narcissus Moss, born in Tn, around 1834.  According to an 1850 census, dist. 13, she had 2 older sisters, and one older brother.  There was not any parents listed,  They came fro Ala. according to the census. I have not been able to find any information about the brother or one of her sisters. One of her sisters, I found on another census where she was married to a John Jolley after his first wife died.  I cannot find the names of her parents, altho, Francis and another sister, Mahala were born in Tn.  The two older Malinda and Thomas were from Ala.  I have the record where Francis was married to my great-grandfather in 1856 in Weakley County his name was George W. Heathcott.

150.  I am seeking information on Lemuel D Travis who was born 1849 and married to Sina Lanier also poss. spelling Lenier married Sina in May 1879.  I was told he was born in Mississippi to John D Travis. Lemuel D Travis spent much of his time in Tenn. Weakley Co. area, also poss. Dresden or Sharon , or Union City,Tenn. Ran a Store call Martin's Store. Has anyone seen or heard of this man died in the 1900 we assume in Tenn. area.  Nancy

151.  I am looking for information on my great grandparents - both Pences and Sullivans. David P. PENCE (or Dave) b. 1809 in Alabama. Wife bn. 1823 in TN is listed on the Weakley 1850 and 1860 censuses as Elizabeth or Ethelburt E. What is his wife's maiden name? Where in TN were they married? John W. SULLIVAN was married to Narcissa ? and they appear on the census for Weakley county for 1870. Prior to that time they were in Dyersburg in 1860 and Carroll Cty for the 1850 census. He was born in NC, she in TN. Their descendents live in Weakley and surrounding area to this day. What was Narcissa's maiden name? Where in TN were they married? I believe that they were married by the mid 1830s.   Mary Anne Smith

152. Would like info on Osteen families in Weakley Co.  Know they were there between1830- 1840 & 1860 & maybe later but some came to Texas about 1850 and these are the lines I am trying to locate. Some descendants may be still living there?    Lowell Sullivan

153.  I am trying to find the parents or relatives of L.(lawrence) P. (pizzarro) Williams.  b. 1822 n.c.. d9/11/05.  Buried in Hornbeak Cemetery.  On 1850 Census in Gibson County and thereafter in Weakley County.  Married to Nancy C. Cashon on 9/10/1847 in Madison County.  His possible brother is Thos. Newton Williams.

154.  I am looking for Cecil Adrian Combs born on September 27, 1887 in Greenfield. He is my grandfather on my dad’s side. The first find I had for him was in the 1900 US Census. He, his brother Archie and sister Lillie were in the Masonic Widows & Orphans Home in Nashville with no listing of their mother or father. He is also in the 1910 and 1930 US Census. I found his birth date and where he was born from a World War 1 registration card.

155.  Need parents of William Powell Ownby/Owensby/Owenby, b. 1867 in TN.  He married widow Nancy C. Bowers House in 1887.  On William's death certificate, his father is listed as Thomas, his mother, "Unknown".  The 1900, 1910 and 1920 census have the family living in Fulton and Graves County in Kentucky.  William and Nancy are buried in Camp Beauregard Cemetery, Water Valley, Kentucky, near several of their children.  Any leads I have had on William's parents have ended up at the brick wall.
Mary Ownby -


157.  NEWBERRY and SULLIVAN     Sarah NEWBERRY widow of James NEWBERRY is present in the 1840 Weakley Co. census.  I am trying to confirm the name of the one daughter listed with her.  I believe she was Sarah/Sallie NERWBERRY who married John SULLIVAN.  I am also trying to find out if this John SULLIVAN is the son of Jacob SULLIVAN residing in Weakely CO during  the 1840 census.  Is anyone familiar with these families?

158.  found brick wall

159.  Looking for ancestors or information on Jacob C. Rodgers b. 1805 NC and wife, Sarah Dunn. b. 1810 in TN, KY, or NC.  Married abt. 1830 in Weakley, TN. Jacob moved from NC to Weakley before 1827.  They had 13 children: Mary, Robert C., Jane, Sena, John E., Martha, Tennessee, William C., Matthew, Richard P. in censuses.

160.  Looking for any info on Brooks "Brooxy" Cornelius Meadows Born October 05, 1889 and died May 1943    put Brooxy Meadows in the subject line please

163.   am looking for any information on my great grandparents I have that they married in April 5th 1903.  Her name is Willie A. FLOYD (but was spelled FLOID) in the marriage license I found and he is Will MATHENY.  Married in Weakley county. I would love any information someone may have.
Michele Garrett

164.  Am looking for any info concerning Peter Levers' Family:  Found in 1900 US Census for Civil District 12, Weakley County, TN. Peter, 76, b. June 1823 in Germany of German parentage. Rachel, 65, b. Mar 1835 in INdiana, father born in Ohio, mother in NC William F, 18, b. Jun 1882 in INdiana, father in Germany, mother in IN Eddie L. Levers,16, b. 1884 in INdiana, father in Germany, mother in IN Am looking burial plot and any descendants of this Levers Family.

165.  I am researching my PERKINS family genealogy and have hit a "brick wall." John M (or W) PERKINS was my great-great grandfather. He died when he was only 22, a month after my great-grandfather, John W. PERKINS was born. I found a 1900 census record listing my great-great Grandfather PERKINS living  as a boarder with his future brother-in-law and John's future wife, Cora JOLLEY. I just found their marriage record in Weakley County but family legend has it that John and Cora moved to Kentucky and that's where he died. Future census records for John W. PERKINS has him listing his father's birthplace as Kentucky and Tennessee. But the 1900 Census has John PERKINS birthplace as Arkansas. Does anyone have any information about this person?

166.  ANNIE ELIZABETH HOWARD born 23 Aug 1867-Wesley A. Howard Born 1846-John Howard Born 1809.  I loose John from the census rolls between 1840 and 1830.  The census says he was born in TN but doesn't give specific locations.  Any direction would be helpful -Annie was my Gr-Gr- Grandmother - If anyone has any idea how Annie made it from Weakley County TN to Ellis County TX to marry Feldon Ruble Simmons that would be helpful as well.

167, Also need help finding Sarah Mizelle's b. 1849 father  Sarah was married to Wesley A. Howard.
McWhirter (McWherter) Howard and Simmons seem to be interwined throughout my research. 

168.  HUNTSMAN- My great-great grand parents were Jonathan LaFon and Sylvira Huntsman.
1) Sylvira was born in Weakley Co. in 1832.  I am trying to find out who her parents are.  Her father was possibly  named John.  I am also trying to find out when he died. 2) Sylvira's husband, Jonathan LaFon died in 1863.  Does anyone have info on how he died.

169.  I am in search of the Bunch family. Any information would be great but my main concern is finding Nancy Bunch's madin name. I know her father was a Cherokee Indian Chief from North Carolina.Thanks in advance.

170. Looking for parents of Melissa Jane HUDSPETH b a. 1840.  Married Addison F. PATE 24 Aug 1954 in Weakley Co. TN.  On 1860 census for Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co. TX.  Appreciate any help.

171.  Can anyone give me any info. on the following family or are there any documents showing who Edmund TAYLOR'S children were?? Edmund Taylor born ca. 1806 died ca. Mar 1847 in Weakley Co.  His wife may have been Francis "Fannie" Adams, the daughter of Jim and Mary (Taylor) Adams?  They are found in the 1830 and 40 Weakley Co. census.  In 1830 they had a son born 1820 to 1825, daughter born  1820 to 1825 and 3 daughter born  1825 to 1830.  In the 1840 census they had a son born 1830 to 1835, 2 daughter born  1825 to 1830, 2 daughters born 1830 to 1835, and daughter born 1835 to 1830. I believe one son might have been named Bud born ca. 1828 who married Parthenia ca. 1848?  One daughter was Polly Jane born 2 Feb 1830 who married Peter Taylor 14 Feb 1847 Weakley Co. I have no idea who the other children were for sure who Edmund's wife was.  Patricia

172.  I'm trying to find info. on William TAYLOR who is shown on the 1840 Weakley Co. census.  I believe he was probably in Weakley Co. before this census but just can't find him.  There were a couple of Wm. Taylors listed in the 1847 and 1848 Tax lists but I don't know if they are the one I'm looking for. Are there any documents that pertain to this William that might tell who his wife and children were???  A will, land records, guardianship records, anything?  Any help would be greatly appreciated! William Taylor born ca. 1800 to 1810 - wife born ca. 1800 to 1810 - son 1830 to 1835 - 3 daughters 1835 to 1840. Patricia

173.  Looking for information about Great-grandparents.  Great-Grandmother was named Chanie Thompson, born May 3, 1885 in Weakley County and died there on August 15, 1967.  She had 7 children:  Alvin, Gladys, Dewey, Wade, James, Evon, and Grace.  I am trying to find information about her husband (I think his name may have been George Thompson) or information about her parents. Robin Landry

174.  FOUND

175.  I am looking for Mayfields in Hays, Weakly, Tennessee in 1880's and later I can't find any Mafield in Weakly County Cemeteries or any where, yet the 1880 census say's that James W. Mayfield Wife Mary M. Mayfield and children lived in Hays, Weakly, Tennessee is it  because no one else is looking for Mayfield's I belive they are related to me but I am having a hard time finding info on my family I live in Arizona this is as far as i got and would like to try and find info on  James and Mary's Parents any help would be appreciated   you can contact me at
176.  Searching for the father of David Nowlin b., 1 Sept 1813, TN d. 15 May 1876 Webster, MS.  David's father's name may have been Nowlin or possibly Nolin.  His first name may have been James.  Thanks,

177.  Hello, I am looking for the interment sites or any other info for any of the following people:  Dorothy Sue (Gilliam) Emmons, dob 1/24/1943, dod 8/28/1988, Harold F. Emmons, dob 9/26/1924, dod 8/28/1981.  They both died in Graves County KY, but I believe my Grandmother at one time said they had a family burial plot in Dresden.  Also looking for:  Will F. Emmons and Belle (Underwood) Emmons, Carlos Buford (or C.B) Gilliam dob 7/30/1898, dod 9/6/1976, wife Susan (Jackson) Gilliam, dob 5/3/1903, dod 5/28/1990; Frank G. Jackson, Hattie or Heriot (Parrot) Jackson, Alabama Jackson, Edmond G.H. Gilliam and Jackie E. (Wilson) Gilliam, A.L. Underwood and wife Florence Underwood, H.L. Jackson and wife May Jackson.  Any and all help is much appreciated!!!

178.  My brick wall is JAMES BAKER, my gg grand daddy. I don’t know when he was born but the story is that he was killed in a logging accident either in Weakley or Gibson Co., Tn. in 1843. I have records where he married my gg grand mother, SARAH PAULINE MITTS or “Sally” or “Polly” in 1830 in Gibson Co., Tn. They showed up in the 1840 Gibson Co. census with a child under 5, my g grand daddy had a brother THOMAS, born in 1839. My g grand mother married TIMOTHY DOWLAND in 1846 in Gibson Co. They show up in the 1850 Gibson Co. census with the 2 boys listed as “DOLENS”  My ggrand daddy was born 1841, WILLIAM PLEASANT BAKER. A JAMES BAKER shows up in the 1830 Weakley co. census, about 20-30 years old. Then he is not there in the 40 census. I wonder if they are the same. If anyone can help me it would really be appreciated.   Thanks, Jane


179.  I am searching for information on MORRIS WILSON and BETTY DEDMAN.  I believe they married in KY and had a daughter sometime in the 1870's in KY.  Stories say Betty died in childbirth or shortly after.  In 1880, Morris is living in Weakley Co. with his second wife Alice, their children and his seven year old daughter MARY E. WILSON.   If anyone knows anything about BETTY DEDMAN,  her parents, her date of birth, birthplace,  where she is buried, her date of death, anything, I would appreciate the information.  The name WORKMAN is also associated with Morris Wilson and Betty Dedman.  The name Dedman may be spelled differently and Betty could be a nickname.  I have no idea.

180.  The spelling of my last name have changed over the years, which make it difficult to find information. My Grandfather Willie Smittick was born in TN on October 17, 1872  to Chaney Meriwether.  His father name is unknown.

181.   am interested in information anyone might have on Emily "Emma" Lula Tuberville, born Nov 1884 in Weakley County, TN. I found a 1900 census, at which time Emma L. Tuberville is living with (who I think is) her older brother's Isaac B. Tuberville's family.  This is the first census I can find with her listed.
In 1903, she was married to my great-great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Griffith.  I have their record of marriage.
On the 1910 census, she is living in Weakley Co, TN.
On the 1920 census, she is living in Weakley Co, TN.
On the 1930 census, she is living in Hamtramck, MI.
She died Mar 04 1957 in Fulton, KY.
She is buried at Hatler's Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery on the Latham-Dresden Weakley County, TN USA. I would like to find her mother and father, correct siblings.  I am unsure of the correct spelling of the last name, as I have seen it listed as Tuberville, Turbeville and Tubeville. Shelly

182. Luber Henry married Thomas “Bud” Brewer in 1896 but I don’t know who Luber’s parents were. Bernie Marlar , son of Luther, married Myrl Katherine Brewer about 1930 and moved to Illinois.  Dessa

190.  My brick wall is gr-grandfather J.F. ORR married EVY Verbury on May 19, 1874 in Weakley County Tennessee. Son Augustus Redmond Orr born Feb 1878 in Tennessee. What was J F Orrs name I found them in Alexander County, Illinois in 1880

191. I searching for my grandfathers parents, he was John L. Adams of Sharon, Tennessee born June 26, 1886, married to Willie Everett.  Donna

192.  I am trying to find the father of Perlemon Payne, who lived in District 1, died 16 Dec. 1846.  Married Harriett Murrell, had a son named Clinton(Clint) DeWitt Payne,b.18Dec. 1845 in TN. m. 16 Dec. 1868 in Weakley County,d. 27 Jul, 1933 in Howell County, MO. Clint married Sarah Polina Caroline Gale,b.8 Dec. 1848 in TN.,d.8 Apr.,1931 in Howell County, MO.  Sarah was the daughter of  Peter F. Gale, who died in Weakley County.  Perlemon Payne had a relative named Sebern Payne, who was appointed administrator of Perlemon's estate in Weakley County  on 3 July, 1848.  Sebern(Sebrin, Seaborn) married Martha Ann Ross in Weakley County 27 Jan. 1845, and shows up on the 1860 Weakley County census in District 1-Elm Tree & Boydsville-21 Jul. 1860, Household # 1367.  Clinton Payne shows up in the same census as living in the household of W.J. and Harriet Ross, District 13-Dukedom-4 Aug. 1860-Household#1756.

193.  I am looking for the parents of Thomas W. HORTON who was born in Weakley Co. TN in 1878. He married Sarah Elizabeth Dunlap.

194. John B Pruett  b abt 1858,  m. 1878,  Martha Davis b abt 1858 son Benjamin Joseph Pruett b. 1879 d 1936.
195. Looking for information on the following families, especially any known burial sites/cemeteries or current family historians... Brundige (or sometimes listed as Brundridge) - Royster - Trying to find ancestor John Royster who came to Weakley County apparently with Granderson Morgan & family during the 1840s.  We think members of the Brundige family from AL came into Weakley County at the same time, perhaps traveling on the same boat down the TN river.  John married Mary Ann Brundige in 1860.  We know they all lived in District 4 during the late 1800s censuses.  My guess is the Brundige family and the Brundige community (near Latham Highway & New Hope Church Rd) are related?

196. Looking for my ancestors in this area. My father was Samuel L. Wright. His father was Bunice L. Wright. His wife was Lonella Capps.
John Wright

197.  Looking for the father of John Nelson White, THOMAS JEFFERSON WHITE b. abt. 1820 in WEAKLY Co. Tn., m. NANCY GAINES abt. 1842, and died abt. 1857 in Stoddard Co. Mo.
 We would love to know more about him and his siblings as well as his parents. Thank you for any help. Ron White,

198. Does anyone have information on the disagreement between Brooks family and Inniss family in the Limbs area between 1904 and 1908. What started things – was there ever any charges over the shootings, were the 2 sons of TJ Brooks ever captured (I understand they fled the area and were not seen again) – Any information will be appreciated. I suspect I may know a little about the “sons” but not until a few years later.  Ron Brooks

199.  want to connect my John Wesley DAVIS born abt 1824 in North Carolina, with his parents.  He married Mary Jane HENDERSON, sometime around 1850 but I have not been able to find their marriage record.  I do know that their first two daughters Martha Elizabeth DAVIS and Sarah Louisa DAVIS were born in Dresden, Tennessee between 1849 and 1853.  They then moved to Newton, Putnam Co., Missouri.  Susannah Matilda; Fannie Belle; Mary Tennessee; Margaret Ellen and Alfred Alexander were born all born in Missouri.  In 1864 they came by wagon train to Oregon, where they settled in Polk Co. and Nancy Jane; John Marvin and James Wesley were all born, the last two being twins. Mary Jane died in 1877 and is buried in Rickreall, OR.  John Wesley died in 1890 on a train returning home from visiting relatives in Kentucky. I don't know where in Kentucky.  Does any of this ring a bell with any of you DAVIS researchers?  Any suggestions would be appreciated, Karen Edwards
200.  Looking to find out who the parents of a male child born around march 4, 1856 around weakley area. i know his parents were a brother/sister. he was wrapped in rags and put in a barrell. one of the slaves found him and took care of him. He was given the name thomas farmer but i don`t know if that was his parents last name or if it was just a name the slave gave to him. I don`t care about the brother/sister part, but we have family members out there that we don`t know. Thomas has half brothers and sisters that he didn`t know and they didn`t know of him. There is no birth record but maybe somebody kept a journal or wrote it in a bible. if anybody has any info of this please contact me at

201. Any information on CORNELIA J CANTRELL married to FINIS E CARLTON. she died about before 1894.She was supposed to have been killed by lightning .There is no stone on her grave and I don't seem to find her date of death. If anyone cant find an obit on her I would like very much to get a copy.  Louise Carlton

202. Trying to determine the maiden name of Lucinda F. who married Henry Everett most likely in Weakley County in 1849 or 1850.

203. Looking for any info on our g granddaddys family. Emlas Fletcher "Sam" Smith. Married to Francis Elizabeth Ross Smith. They had 6 sons, Charles Wesley b 1887, twins John Wesley James Lesley b 1890, Robert Hurchel b 1892, Roy Gilbert b 1897, Paul b 1900. Mother died shortly after Pauls birth father died abt. 3 yrs later. Only Charles, Roy and Hurchel lived to maturity. They were sent to live with maternal granddad John Ross in Houston Co, Then when grown the boys moved to Paris, worked on the rail road. But Hurchel's WW 1 affadavit claims was born in Weakley Co. we have no idea where our g grand parents and sons lived or are buried. Does anybody have any ideas??-

204. I'm needing help in obtaining info. on the family of Edmund Taylor and wife Francis (Adams) Taylor.  I have a court paper dated March Term, 1847, showing that Edmund Taylor had died without a will.  They had several children according to the 1830 and 40 census.  I know of two which were Bud (Edmund Jr.?) born ca. 1828 who married Parthenia and Polly Jane born 1830 who married Peter Taylor. Would there be an inventory of his property or a sale of his property available.  Anything that would name his children or give me clues as to what happened to any of them?? Patricia

  205. I am looking for the parents of John E. Taylor, born 1885, in Weakley Co., married Early Mae “Maggie” Laxson in 1909, maybe in Dyer Co. If anyone has info on them please contact me.

206. Deola D. RUSH born 1862 and married to Isaac Fowler (my greatgrandfather) in 1888, according to the family pedigree I have available Deola's parents are unknown, and the family rumor is that she was Cherokee.  Does anyone have any information on the RUSH family and who her parents may have been? I'd appreciate any information anyone has

207.   Searching for Weakley County ancestors Ross, Murrell, and Payne -

208.  MURRY's and WARD's Familes, Lucinda Adaline WARD (TN 1825/8 - After 1860 Cater Co., MO.) m William Chaplain MURRY on 22 Jun 1843 in Weakley Co., TN, (NC 1821/3 - 1858/60 Carter Co., MO.) I believe Lucinda's parents were J or John WARD (NC 1805 - Aft 1850 Weakley Co., TN.) wife Margaret (WARD) (TN 1806 - Aft 1850 Weakley Co., TN.) and her siblings Caroline (TN 1831), Pernicea (TN 1835), William (TN 1837), John (TN 1838), James (TN 1841), Martha (TN 1843), Issac/Isach (TN 1846), Ethelbert (TN Sep 1849). Also found a Pernica Ward m M. LaFayett Mayo on 3 May 1855 in Weakley Co., TN. not sure if this is part of the family. ANY InFO On MURRY MURPHY, MURRAY OR WARDS with same names and dates.  Bill Martin

208. Need proof that Alfred Wheatley is indeed a son of Alexander Wheatley (Rev War veteran) and Peggy Stokes.  The family lived in Weakley Co., TN at the time of Alexander's death in 1834.  Is Alexander Wheatley buried in Weakley Co?

209.  Looking for descendants of William Anderson Edwards b.1798 in Greenville District, SC and died mid to late 1860s in Weakley CO, TN. His wife was Frances Jones Edwards.  Trying to find the names of William's parents as well as the names of Frances's parents.  Y-DNA testing done and links this line to Greenville, SC Edwards lines.

210.  I am researching the "Higgs" Family. There is a Higgs cemetery located on Wingo Levee Road off State highway 54 in Weakley County, TN. The cemetery has some 20 tombstones. A listing shows there are some 50 graves located there. Does anyone have record showing who is buried there in unmarked graves?

211.  I am looking for information on  Elizabeth Dismukes (mulatto) born in Tennessee between 1854-1860>She appears on the 18 70 Census living in the household of  Elizabeth Dismukes (wife of the late Paul Dismukes)Davidson Co Tn. Was She servant/x-slave? What happen to her after 1870? Any information  will be helpful.

212.   I am looking for info on Martin McClure, William(Buck) McClure and his wife Estella Or Stella. Thanks

213.  Mattie VANCLEAVE, b. 1889, daughter of James and Paralee Carver Vancleave. Married G. W. (George?) Beavers Aug 3, 1907. Weakley County 1910 census shows Mattie Beavers with her 2-year old twins and her brother Luther Vancleave.

214.  My Grandfather, William Isaac Young, born 1862, was a public school teacher in Weakley County, TN around the early 1900's. He married Mary Lee Gurganas in 1912.  Any information out there?

215.  JOEL ROGERS - I’m wanting to know more about the Joel Rogers and his family who lived in Weakley County, TN on the 1830 Census.  He was to have purchased land, but it is my understanding that the land was already owned by another party.  Is there any connection between him and the other Rogers families that were in Weakley County at the time?  Is there a record of the names of his family members?  Also, is he the Joel Rogers who was mentioned in Blount Cooper’s will (from Henry County) which mentioned Whitmell Cooper and his wife Elizabeth Allen Rogers Cooper (daughter of Job Rogers).  Blount Cooper and a Joel Rogers were to have temporarily transferred ownership of a slave named Charles and others to Jubilee Rogers and John Rogers.  Apparently, later in a Dresden Court proceeding, Blount Cooper released Jubilee and John Rogers from holding the slaves any longer.  I would like to get a copy of those proceedings if they still exist.  Any information about this Joel Rogers and his family who lived in Weakley County from about 1828 – 1835 or so would be greatly appreciated.

216.  I am interested in the TUCK/COOPER families. Isham Tuck 1813-1884 married Catherine Brown - Son: George Calvin TUCK 1846-1911 married Susan E Woolbright - Son:William Peter TUCK 1868-1943 married Samantha Phillips - Son: Asa Hamilton TUCK 1892-1872 married Rosie Katherine COOPER - Son: Raymond Fields TUCK 1923-2002 - Interested in Rosie Katherine COOPER 1895-1970 and who her parents were. I currently suspect that her father was Epherm Sanford Cooper 1871-1941 and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cooper 1874-? After this it appears that Epherm COOPERs parents are William B Cooper and Sarah Pickens but that Lizzie Coopers parents are possibly John Granville Cooper and Mary Martha Griffith. I feel confused and stumped…brick wall!  Anyone researching the Tuck/Cooper lines?


218. My brick wall concerns two brothers, John and Jesse Jackson Morris. John married Louisa Adeline Turner in Weakley County 21 Jun 1854 and Jesse married Rhoda A. P. Turner in Weakley County 03 Dec 1855. Were the girls sisters and were they Indians (family lore)? I would love to know who the girls’ parents were. John and Louisa had a son William about 1855 and a daughter Rhoda in 1856, both in Weakley County. Jesse and Rhoda had a daughter Nancy in 1857 in Weakley County. By 1860 both families were living in Stoddard County, Missouri.

219.  KNOX, Robert born in Rowan, NC, died Mar. 1860 in Weakley, TN; married to Martha Brawley/Braly; looking for any information on where he and Martha are buried. Thank you,

220.   I am researching the A.J. VINSON family and the J.W. ALLMAN family from Weakley County. Any leads, names would be appreciated.  My great grandfather was A. J. (Dock) Vinson .  My great grandmother was Mary Clem Allman Vinson. They had 14 children, several of whom I have found, but would like to know more about the family and histories.   I have some wonderful photos circa early 1900s and cannot identify anyone - if this is your family, please email me.

221. My brick wall is my gggrandfather, John Laniel Clayton Adams, born 1828 in , South Carolina, Alabama or Tennessee. He gives each of those as a birth place on different census.  He died in Faulkner cty Arkansas in 1909.  I know he lived in Robertson Tennessee at some point and then moved to Arkansas.  Rhonda Adams

222.  I am searching for information about Ruth Williams born approximately April 4, 1930. She was given up for adoption to the William Henry Jackson family in Nashville Tn.  Ruth thinks she may have brothers and sisters?  Any info out there?

223. Looking for information on my gg grandfather & gg grandmother: James William Todd B 1819 Tn D 5 Sep 1883 Como, Henry Co., TN M: Spicey Weatherford  1830I cannot find information about birth, marriage, death or will.  Brenda

224.  Henry John Ward, married to Penelope Ward.  Searching for the name and info on Henry’s father.  Henry is cited as being in Weakley as early as 1835 and dying there.  He and Penelope are buried just outside the cemetery gates alongside a few other people and a number of infant graves.    Thanks, Diane

225.  Searching for any info on Perlemon PaynebDec1827d1846,m.Harriett Murrell, children Mary,Nancy,and Clinton..  Harriett may have married W.J.Ross,who shows up in 1860 census in District 13,Dukedom, as household#1739 with Ross,Harriet 37, and Pain,Clinton 14.Any help with my brick wall appreciated.

226.   I am looking for the family of James C. & Minerva Finch Barbee. James and his family lived in Weakley County on the 1880 census at Martins Store. I have not been able to find anything on them since the 1880 census. Did they leave Weakley County and if so where did they go. The children were John, Harry, Robert, James C. Jr., Albert Sydney and Linda Barbee. Minerva was born in Logan County Kentucky and James in North Carolina. Their son John born in Logan Co. Kentuck and the rest in Tennessee. Anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

227. Looking for parents & family members of Mary Magdalene “ Maggie” Casey. BD 1898- 1974. She married John David Gill. Children are J D, Erlene, John Hubert, Coy, Frances, & Paul. She later married & is buried with Martin Joseph Ronan @ East Side cemetery.

228.  Pence/Witherspoon: appreciate anyone's help to document marriage in TN around 1840 between David D Pence (b. AL abt 1809) and Mary Aneline or Mary Emeline Witherspoon (spelled differently on two childrens' death certificates) (b. TN abt 1820). Grateful for any help.

Sanders/Lyon:  need help documenting which Nancy he really married? My gggGrandfather, James Edmund Sanders (b. VA abt 1794-96) married in TN around 1840, but how does one know if his wife was a Nancy Custer OR a Nancy Lyon? Thanks for all guidance or docs.

229.  I am searching for the parents of John Wesley PAGE, born December 21, 1818 in Weakley County, Tennessee. 
Karena Elliott,


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