Apr - Jun 2004 Queries
Hamilton County Tennessee

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Wendy Marquart Fri Apr 2 11:04:57 2004
If someone could help, I would be grateful. I am looking for the obituaries for Bertha K GRAVITT d: 24 May 1988, and Robert M GRAVITT d: 21 JUN 1957, both in Hamilton County, Chattanogoa, TN. Thank you.
Wendy Marquart


wayne nelson Fri Apr 2 14:23:30 2004
I am searching for information on John W. GIVENS. This man could be my g-granfather. He has the right name and the age is right. Looking in the 1930 census of Hamilton County, he is listed as a boarder. In 1920 my g-grandfather was in the Cumberland County cencus. Not in the 1930 census of Cumberland County. Please help.


Devik Lansing Sat Apr 3 18:10:03 2004
I'm looking for information on a marriage between George A DONALDSON and a woman named Alice. The marriage would have taken place around 1905-1910. By 1915 they apparently had 5 children.

George was listed in a bigamy trial in Indiana in 1915. This marriage was used as evidence to convict him. I'm trying to determine if this is the same man who married my great-Grandmother 15 years later.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...even if it to point me to a place I can send to for more information.
Devik Lansing


L. Whalen Sat Apr 3 18:13:32 2004
In the 1910 census J. K. P. WHALEN age 65 & family are listed in Hamilton Co., TN. His wife Mary age 40; son William H. age 27 live with him. JKP & Mary also had children named Stella, JCC (Caywood), John Roy, Carl D., Willie L. Lane & Emmet Lane.

J.K.P. WHALEN is believed to have died 5-11-1919. Can you tell me anything about them? Would appreciate any information.
Thanks. L. Whalen


Claire Taft Sun Apr 4 18:02:33 2004
I seek information on Nancy Ann RODGERS born 31 October 1844 or 16 October 1848 in Hamilton Co. She married Thomas Jefferson WESTBROOK of Mississippi born 27 March 1842. They lived in Bebee, Arkansas. She died 16 August 1900.


Aileen Bennett Tue Apr 6 05:10:17 2004
Searching for information on John J. HUMPHREYS, wife, Sarah DONAHUE, who came to Hamilton Co. (Signal Mt., I believe) in 1850. John was an attorney and may have practiced with a Shepherd. John died 1869. Any information would be appreciated.


Jami Weaver Fri Apr 9 10:56:36 2004
I am looking for any info on my 3x grandparents. They are:
William Henderson or Henry Thomas THOMAS - Born: 11/05/1823 in Tennessee - Died: 03/31/1908 in Washington County Arkansas Married 09/17/1852, I believe in Hamilton County
Sarah Rebecca FOUST (daughter of John FOUST and Matilda HAWLEY) - Born: 12/27/1833, in Sullivan County Tennessee - Died: 07/13/1881 in Washington County, Arkansas

I have found in the Early Hamilton County Tennessee Marriages a marriage of William Henderson THOMAS to Sarah R. FOUST on 09/16/1852. How do I get a copy of their marriage license or record of it?

I have traced the John FOUST family to Hamilton County Tennessee around 1840. Before that they were living in Sullivan County Tennessee. I cannot find anything on my ggggrandfather William Henry THOMAS and really need to find him. I have hit a brick wall with him.

My family oral history tells me that William Henry THOMAS was a Civil War Veteran CSA (Confederate). I am trying to especially find him because I can get my daughter a college scholarship if I can prove our lineage and prove he was in the civil war.
Please contact me at jweaver@totelcsi.net
Thank you all in advance for your time and help.
Jami A. Weaver


merrilyn d schmalr Mon Apr 12 15:05:05 2004
Am looking for any information on my Greatgrandmother who was born Sarah Kathryne SCHRIMSHER aka Kittie. She was born 1859 to Thomas B. SCHRIMSHER and Mary (OWEN) SCHRIMSHER in Hazelgreen, Alabama.

She was married 4 times
1, Joseph HAMILTON pass away?
2. Joe SCHMALR / SCHMALY married 3 Aug.1881 in Tenn killed in Tenn.
3. Jason B. COWAN married Nov.3.1887- divorce 3 years later
4. Thomas Benton GRIMMETT married 1903 till she die in 1905 or 07

She had one child that was my grandfather on my father side of our family his name was Daniel A. SCHMALROR / SCHMALY. He would take to using the name of COWAN after his real father was kill in a gun fight in Tenn. His father was a German. Daniel Austin would change his name to Daniel Austin COWAN Sr. He was born in Hazelgeen, Alabama on Thomas B. and Mary SCHRIMSHER Plantation he died 7-5-1948 in Mobile, Alabama

If anyone has more on his mother's life or family, please sent it to me as I would like to know more about her life. We would love to have a copy of a family Bible if there is one to be had. I will pay for copies of the Bible. Please send any and all information to WITCHTX728@aol.com
Or send it by mail to Ms.Merrilyn D Schmalr
14203 Cypress N.Houston Apt.1002
Cypress.TX 77429-3289
I would like to take this time to thank you for any and all help to can give me.
Ms merrilyn D Schmalr
P.S MY father was Daniel Austin COWAN Jr. born 3-31-1920 in Semmes, Alabama died in Pasadena,Texas die May 13-1972 and he was buried in Semmes, ALabama next to his father and brother.


georgia draves Wed Apr 14 17:33:41 2004
I am looking for information for Emeline (MILES) who married Richard GANN on 6/21/1874 in Hamilton Co., TN


Hoyt Branham Thu Apr 15 18:27:20 2004
Need pictures and info on the Jefferson BRANHAM family from Bradley Co. Tn.......My g-grandfather was Anderson BRANHAM and he lived in the Gum Springs community of Bradley Co.... Tn.


Cathy Walker Thu Apr 15 21:58:02 2004
Looking for information on James Lemule WALKER died in Hamilton Co. TN April 1 1996 possibly buried in a Cherokee Cemetary


Cathy Hamilton Sun Apr 18 17:46:29 2004
Can anyone lookup John and Martha Francis LATTY / LATTA on the 1850 census? I am also looking for their marriage record. I think they were married around 1820.
Thank You,


Starlene Springer Thu Apr 22 09:10:43 2004
Looking for marriages for Robert Ruston SPRINGER and Barbara NOLAN my grandparents and any other information you can help me with. Married I think in the late 20's or early 30's and had three children all of Hamilton, county as well as their families in TN.
Starlene Springer


P Bourland Fri Apr 23 12:40:29 2004
Does anyone have a listing of William R. BLEVINS (married to Mary MAYHEW July 3, 1886) place of burial? I have found my GGrandmother...but need the GGrandfather. Thanks for your help!!


Jon Pennington Fri Apr 23 19:01:20 2004
I am looking for information about a black woman named Ann Lee PATTON who played harp recitals in the Chattanooga with a harp named Queen Anne, eulogized in a 2001 column by Dalton Roberts. Her husband was Dr. Levi R. PATTON. I believe they have a son named Levi PATTON, but I'm looking for any information about locating any of the members of the PATTON family. Please respond to me at jpenning@uclink.berkeley.edu if you have any information whatsoever about locating friends or family of late Ann Lee PATTON.
Jon C. Pennington


J Tomlinson Sun Apr 25 21:51:33 2004
I'm seeking information on my grandfather, John Brown HOOKER. I know he was born May 28, 1860 in Chattanooga, Tennessee; he had two brothers: Bud HOOKER married Matt HOOKER and had four sons (Sam, Chester, Julin and Unknown). Another brother, listed as Little John HOOKER we know nothing about. He also had a sister, Ellie...she married Tom EMMONS and had two children, Joe EMMONS and Effy (uncertain of this first name) who married a WILLIAMS.

John left Tennessee as a young man and married Sarah Annie DORTON in Jonesboro, Arkansas about 1890 before moving on to Texas.
If anyone can help me, please contact me at txjulie55@yahoo.com


Betty S. Felton Mon Apr 26 19:00:40 2004
I need to see the cenus records for Apison, Hamilton county for 1910.


Betty S. Felton Mon Apr 26 19:02:50 2004
I need the vital stats for births and deaths for Apison Hamilton co. for the years 1910-1913.


ilene edmonds Tue Apr 27 13:09:54 2004
Looking for The parents of Brice Anderson EDMONDS have info on family after he married Margaret SHIPLEY early 1870's. Brice was born nearest we can find was 1845. Has anyone ran across this name in any census after 1840 but before 1870 would appreciate any info. If anyone has info I will provide info to presant Brice was born in Tennessee as was his father according to census records I have found. thank you Eastern Tennessee


Dianne Denhem Tue Apr 27 17:32:32 2004
Looking for location of marriage of John Samuel LONG and Margret A. GIBBS in February, 1865. I know when, just not where. They are in this county in 1870, so hope this will be the one. Thank you for any help.


PEGGY Tue Apr 27 20:47:20 2004
Would like to find the newspaper clip about Joseph HARBIN who was shot and killed in July 1930 in Hamilton co. He was my grandfather and I would like to know who was Martha J. CHANEY and if she was kin in some way. She lived in Ooltewah, TN. also and she drove the first school bus I was told. Thank you very much.


Lisa Fri Apr 30 11:58:27 2004
hello, I am looking for any information on Dillie COTTONGIM born June 12,1855 died 1926 and his wife Sarah (HOUSTON) COTTONGIM who lived in or around Chattanooga, Tennessee. They migrated to Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
Any information or descendants please email me.
Thank you.


NO EMAIL ADDRESS GIVEN! Fri Apr 30 16:32:21 2004
There is a William CROWDER who was probably the father of the Roane Co, TN CROWDERs. He was in the 1830 census for Roane Co, TN and the 1840 and 1850 census records for Hamilton Co, TN. In 1850 he was age 70, with Eliza, 37, Samuel, 9, Hugh, 4, and John, 2. He would have been born abt. 1780 in NC. He is not listed in the 1860 census. He was married to Nancy McKINNEY / McKINNISH (b. abt. 1785). The other CROWDERs were Daniel (b. 15-04-1804, NC, d. 30-08-1854), m. 17-02-1829, Roane Co, TN, Mary Ann BUCHANAN (b.. 01-06-1812, d. 15-03-1882); John Crowder (b. 08-02-1808, NC, d. 04-04-1888, Roane Co, TN), m. 05-01-1833, Knox Co, TN, Jane D. MONGER (b. 17-09-1811, d. 29-03-1874, Roane Co, TN); and Anderson Hobbs CROWDER (b. abt. 1813, NC, d. 04-11-1877, Roane Co, TN), m. 24-12-1834, Blount Co, TN, Ann KOUNSE (b. 24-10-1814, d. 21-08-1890, Roane Co, TN). Will E. Parham, a noted East Tennessee researcher, says that William was the father of these other CROWDER men.

Court records in Roane Co, TN list a William CROWDER active from 1817 to abt. 1833. He bought property in Roane Co, TN in 1818. One record in 1822 says that "Daniel McKINNEY, a resident of Roane Co, now a citizen of parts unknown, was due a judgement and William CROWDER son-in-law was to collect." William CROWDER probably moved to Hamilton Co, TN abt. 1834. Goodspeed's History of James Co, TN (near Hamilton Co, TN) says, "William CROWDER, at a little later date (later than 1833 - 1834) settled about one-half mile north of Ooltewah . . ." He sold land in Roane Co, TN on 15-12-1835 to Anderson H. CROWDER. I have not been able to locate a place of death for William.

One researcher says he might have been a son of a Dr. William CROWDER who was born in Virginia.

There is supposed to be a William CROWDER in the 1800 census for Montgomery Co, NC. There is a William CROWDER in the 1810 census for Montgomery Co, NC. Daniel CROWDER married a BUCHANAN. There are supposed to be many BUCHANANs listed in the Montgomery Co, NC census. Where did Anderson Hobbs CROWDER get his middle name? There are supposed to be a long list of HOBBS in the same census.

Does anyone have info on this William CROWDER from Montgomery Co, NC? Do you know who his father might have been? Thanks.


Diane Sun May 2 15:20:38 2004
Looking for data on Ben POSEY b. ca 1889 and his wife Ethel Evangeline DAVIS both from Hamilton Cty., Tenn. Their issue:
Albert Jennings POSEY b. 22 May 1923 in Soddy Daisy; married Mary Helen ROBERSON b. 13 Feb 1929 in Chattanooga. Their issue Albert Douglas POSEY b. 18 Mar 1950.
Thank you.


Joyce Smith Teeters Mon May 3 13:53:33 2004
I am looking for information on Duncan SMITH born in TN in 1851, son John Henry SMITH who married Sarah Tennessee BALLIN 1905\06 TN. Moved later to Alabama, Sand Mtn, and Duncan died in TN buried in Tyner Baptist or Methodist church cemetery in Hamilton Co, TN. Looking for information on Duncan and his wife. His children were John Henry, Dave, William Starlin (called Bill), Emma Rose who married a Nute MAPLES, and Betsey Ann who married a SAPP. Also looking for information on David (Davied) CHASTAIN born in East TN in 1830, married Lucinda YOUNG, daughter of Sam YOUNG and Elizabeth Callie CHASTAIN. Lucinda born also in TN, both died in GA, Pickens County.
Joyce Teeters
3111 N Marbletop Rd
Chickamauga,GA 30707


Brenda Hoskins Mon May 3 17:58:46 2004
I would like to know more about George Washington GARDENHIRE who lived near the Citico Creek in Chattanooga. I know that he had many children from 2 marriages (I am descended from his last marriage).


Hillra Stone Qualls Tue May 4 01:22:22 2004
Searching for Clara SIMMONS born November 01, 1890 probably in Coffee County, TN. Clara married George COOKESON. They had one child that I know of by the name of Willie Mae COOKESON born in 1914. The only information that family ever heard from Clara was that her son retired from the State of TN Highway Patrol.
Any help is appreciated. My email is aqualls@citlink.net Thanks Hillra


Van Tue May 4 07:28:24 2004
I am seeking information on my Grandfather Cherokee Chief Wauhatchie GLASS who lived in Lookout Valley somewhere beneath Sunset Rock. I was adopted as a young child and just recently discovered my ancestory. Anyone with stories or links to stories could please share it would be greatly appreciated.


Willa Dean Hamby Wed May 5 04:19:48 2004
Looking for a grave of a child buried in the Mountains. Willie Mae HARRIS daughter of James Franklin HARRIS & May Ella BALL born 22-NOV-1912 D: ? abt 2 years old need her death date.
Please help Willa


Susie Cook Tune Thu May 6 18:28:48 2004
I, along with a couple of others in the COOK line, have hit a brick wall. We're trying to search for William COOK. He was my great-great-grandfather. Here is what I have on him.

He was born perhaps in TN or SC. His wife's name was Katherine (possibly Catherine?) I don't have a birthday or anything like that, but I do have some of his children's b-days and such. This family lived in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN for many years. William Cook was murdered by marauders during the Civil War in AR or MO. His body was never found. Here are his three boys:
William Jasper COOK, b. 11/24/1835 in Chattanooga, TN.
Thomas Jefferson COOK, b. 12/24/1833 in Chattanooga, TN.
Samuel Doak COOK (my great-grandfather), b. 5/5/1844 in Chattanooga, TN.
Helen (COOK) BELLAH (married a county judge in Marble, Falls, TX.

Here is part of my family story from records.
The three COOK brothers moved to Texas before the Civil War, while William COOK moved to AR or MO to avoid the effects of war. After no success there, he sold the farm and was preparing to move back to TN (sent his wife and daughter on ahead), when he was attacked by marauders, perhaps Jayhawkers, looking for money from the sale of his property. Since he had sent the money along with his wife, he could not satisfy their demands and they took him off and killed him. His sons, having come home to help the family move, attempted to locate him and the maurauders with no success. Samuel Doak (Doc) COOK told the story in latter years of having hunted down the villains and lynched them. His father's body was never recovered.

This was from the oral history of the family with many details supplied by Leon COOK.

So I need some help with this. I've looked at the 1860 census and couldn't find them. But I'm lost on where to look, and I'm basically kind of new at this anyway.

Do you have any ideas? Like I said, we're hitting a brick wall and want to find William COOK's ancestors.
Susie Cook Tune


Reita Kelley Fri May 7 20:19:34 2004
Looking for a Lou F EAVES that married a Pierce, J R or J A CRUMBLEY they lived in Chatt in 1920 had a son but can not make out his name on the census.
Any help greatly appreciated


Patsy L. Hawkins Sat May 8 13:59:54 2004
I am looking for my husband's very elusive grandfather Abram L. HAWKINS. We have been pointed in the direction by some family stories that the may have been Indian from the Chattanooga area possibly into Georgia. He married Lydia F. ISAACS in Sullivan County TN 1881. His wife and children next appear in St. Paul VA and we assume he may have died in Russell County VA. The marriage record date is the only info that we have. ANY help would appreciated!!


Barry Scott Mon May 10 10:28:26 2004
Seeking information on Hamilton and Hampton DeSHA. Twin brothers who settled in Chattanooga around the turn of century. Both married and had families. Both fought in the confederacy with Georgia Cavalry Unit. Both are buried in Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga. Have been doing research for the last 2 years. Would like to talk to relatives if possible! Thanks so much!


Deb He'bert Tue May 11 15:27:44 2004
Searching for descendents of these daughters of Emanuel ROSE of Hamilton County:
Elizabeth Jane ROSE m. James Ross HAIR
Nancy ROSE m. James MAYHAN 1859
Susan Serena ROSE m. Lilbern Henry HALL
Sarah ROSE b 1861
Martha ROSE b 1862


Bonnie Fuller Thu May 13 14:26:17 2004
Seeking info on children of Marion and Ellen (LUFFMAN) UNDERWOOD: Gladys, Frank, Mildred, Alice, and Margie, all born 1908-1930 in TN. Ellen is sibling to my great grandfather; am trying to locate relatives.


s Fri May 14 23:58:35 2004
Jackson H. DOWNEY married to Catherine WHITE. Does anyone have any information on them? Thank You


lauren thomas Mon May 17 11:44:28 2004
My grandfather's name was Vance THOMAS and his dad's name was Robert THOMAS. I don't know much else about them, but that they lived in Hamilton County. I am trying to figure out if I am related to an Oscar or Creed THOMAS from Whitwell. I can't find any information on my relatives. So any help would be greatly appreciated.


Caleb Teffeteller Mon May 17 21:26:03 2004
Looking for kin of Oliver C. CHASTAIN, who died in 1931 Hamilton Co. TN. His children were: Eunice, Eva, Emma CHASTAIN; Mrs. Mamie BROOKS, Mrs. Effie PATTERSON and Mrs. Ruby TUCKER (wife of George A. TUCKER) and a son, Dewey CHASTAIN. Please email me, Caleb, at glennt@icx.net


Judy McDade Tue May 18 07:14:28 2004
Looking into the McDADE family. A list of names I am researching are:
George Washington McDADE
Dollie Daugherty McDADE
Paul (Jack) McDADE
Grover Cleveland McDADE
Cora Lou McDADE
Clarence McDADE
Della L. Watts McDADE
I have obtained Obits for the above, I also am interested in Edward DeWayne (Cotten) McDADE. Please write me if you are looking into these names too.


Judy McDade Tue May 18 07:30:48 2004
Looking into the following names:
John Huston WOODEN
Lillie Jones WOODEN
I have obtained obits for the above two names.
I also am seeking info on Beatrice Jewel (WOODEN) McDADE
Sterling WOODEN
William WOODEN
Please write if you can help.


Julie Corwin Wed May 19 14:46:15 2004
Nancy (MARTIN) WALTERHUS. Born 1841/1842 Died in 1936 in Chattanooga Tenn. Looking for any information on this lady. She went to your state after her husbund's death in Ohio around 1888. She traveled with her 3 or 4 children, She had a total of 5 children.When she died I know that she and her casket did travel back to Ohio to be buried with her husbund, James P. WALTERHUS. Her childrens names were Daisy Madell WALTERHUS, Benjamin Franklin WALTERHUS, Druzilla WALTERHUS, Abbigale O. WALTERHUS, and James B. WALTERHUS.
Any information that you could send about this family would be greatly appreciated.


Rhonda Gilkey Thu May 20 13:50:46 2004
I'm trying to lacate a distsnt cousin, Linda McCARTER, who was raised in Chattanooga. Mother was Margeret, brother named Gary. Family of cousin's at Birta Ar. You were here in 1957.
If anyone knows them have them contact grannyg1950@yahoo.com.


PJ Stiles Fri May 21 10:44:53 2004
I'm looking for the marriage records of Sarah Aline CROOK and Oscar or Edward FORD in 1902 or 1903 in Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Any information or research suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Norma Jones Sat May 22 16:57:13 2004
Looking for John JONES and wife Mary (CATES) JONES. They had 11 children: 1.Thomas J., 2. Johnson, 3. Margaret, 4. Matilda, 5. Alfred, 6. Lewis, 7. Lavina, 8. Martha, 9. Mary, 10 John, 11. Peter, born in Ga.Then moved to Walker Co. Ga to be near their daughter Matilda who married John LAWRENCE.


Susie Mon May 24 12:53:27 2004
I'm looking for William COOK, my g-g-grandfather. What little info I have on him is mostly on his children. He was born perhaps in TN or SC. He was married to a Katherine. His three boys were born in Chattanooga, TN: William Jasper COOK, b. 11/24/1835. From one of my sources on William Jasper, he left Chattanooga and came to Texas in 1860. I'm sure his other brothers came with him too because they had a stageline together for a while. Thomas Jefferson COOK, b. 12/24/1833; Samuel Doak COOK (my great-grandfather), b. 5/5/1844., Helen (COOK) BELLAH (married a county judge in Marble Falls, TX.)

William COOK, his wife and daughter Helen, left TN to avoid the effects of the war before it started and either went to AR or MO. To make a long story short, he was shot by Jayhawkers trying to steal his money. From one record that I have, he was 65 or 70 years of age when he was murdered.


Roger Southern Mon May 24 18:25:37 2004
John W. SOUTHERN born abt 1808 in TN & wife Sarah Ruth (unknown) born abt 1818 in TN. They lived in Bradley Co. TN in 1839, William J. SOUTHERN was born April 12, 1839 in Bradley Co. They moved to Hamilton Co. TN between 1839 & 1846 & left abt 1858 for Arkansas (I belive they were in Hamilton Co by 1840). John SOUTHERN Jr was born in or around Harrison, Hamilton Co. TN Feb. 13, 1846. One of the daughters, Jestine or Justine married a William McCRARY abt 1854. Last child born in Hamilton Co. TN was Nancy abt 1855 & the next daughter, Sarah E. was born in Polk Co. AR 1859. I belive John W. was married to a Stacy ROBINSON befor he married Sarah Ruth.
Any one have any info on this family in TN ????


Tracy Collier-Hart Mon May 24 21:35:07 2004
I descend from George Washington COLLIER (married to Nancy IVESTER) whose descendants eventually moved to Hamilton and Rhea Counties. His son John's known children are:
William COLLIER, born around 1856, believed to have died in 1877...lived in the area of Kelley's Ferry near Chattanooga.
Lewis W. COLLIER, born around 1858, married Henrietta FULKING
James Robert COLLIER, born 7/10/1861, married Rosie STONE, lived in Pikeville, TN
John Anderson COLLIER (my Great Grandfather), married Nancy E. CRUMBLEY, lived in Dayton, TN
General F. COLLIER, born around 1865, married Maggie GREEN, lived in Mount Airy then moved to OK

Would like to exchange info with others.
Tracy Collier-Hart


Linda Mon May 24 22:02:47 2004
Hi List, I am doing research on a Cooper DOYLE 1851 He built coffins and was a carpenter. Married first Julia E MURPHY. She died and he remarried again Martha Jane (Janie) SMEDLEY, 1867-1944.
They had 8 kids:
Milton Jacob DOYLE, Julia E DOYLE, Bertha Lillian DOYLE, William Bradford DOYLE, Iris Bessie DOYLE, Mabel DOYLE, Pauline DOYLE and James Roop DOYLE.

Milton married Mae STRAWN
Julia married Dave LONG (David Stephen LONG)
Bertha Lillian married Joe ROOPE (Joseph Watson ROOPE)
William Bradford (Brad) married Elizabeth MAYHEW
Iris Bessie DOYLE married Jesse F SEXTON
Mabel DOYLE married Ben H LONG
Pauline DOYLE married Herbert L SUITER
James Roop DOYLE married Vera Ann MINTER


T&N Tue May 25 13:43:29 2004
Looking for info on Elsie PRINTUP. Any info out there?


cyntia sue Spears (Miller) Thu May 27 21:47:47 2004
My greatgrandfather lived in the Chattanooga mountains most of that time he was growing up. His name was Prince Henry SPEARS. His father's name was Prince William also known as Willie. His mother was Cherokee and her name was Rose Maria LUNDLEY. He was born Nov. 5th, 1906 and died in Jan. 1998. Right before he died he told me his mother's name before that no one knew her name. She died in 1936 in Riverside, Calif. I know nothing about Willie SPEARS or William. Prince Henry had to have gone to school in these mountains.
Please if anyone has info on him please contact me. Please can anyone help me? Thank you. Sincerely, Cynthia Sue SPEARS


Sharon Fri May 28 13:19:21 2004
In the years approximately 1884-1886, two children born as Janettie (Jennie) and James ROGERS / RODGERS became foster children and were raised by the TRIBBLE family of Jackson County, AL. They were probably orphaned. It is said that they were born in Chattanooga. Any help anyone can give concerning these children would be appreciated. Sharon email: jenlou@wi.rr.com


Claudia O'Leary Fri May 28 14:10:20 2004
My gggrandfather was Richard Henry BROWN, Sr. m. Nancy Jane LIVINGSTON. Richard's parents listed on his death certificate in 1935 was John R. BROWN and Margarette THOMAS. Margarette was b. abt 1841. John R. abt 1839. 1860 they were in Pottsville, Schylkill Co. PA Pennsylvania but by 1870 they had moved to Chattanooga, Hamilton Co, Tennessee. They had the following children: Richard, George, William. By 1880 John had died and Margaret had remarried John BRAZIELL b. abt 1855. Margaret had one known child, Elmer, with John BRAZIELL. Margarette was listed as Margaret on all census records I have found.
Any info would help.


phil smith Fri May 28 15:02:09 2004
Looking for info on Mike M. BANTHER. Also would like to know if he filed for a pension. He was in 62nd reg N.C. Inf Co. K CSA........died in Hamilton County abt 1919.


Starlene Springer Sat May 29 09:57:27 2004
Seeking all SPRINGERs and NOLANs of Hamilton County in Tenn.
Please help!!
Thank you,
Starlene P Springer


joyce smith teeters Mon May 31 17:50:28 2004
Looking for information on Dorcas (SMITH) WRIGHT married Isaac Gilbert WRIGHT in TN possibly in Hawkins Co, Franklin Co, Carter Co, Bedford Co, Green Co, Greenville, Meigs Co, McMinn Co, Bledsoe Co, or one of the other east TN counties. Looking for her parents.

Also for Dunkin SMITH born 1851 TN, his wife and their parents,
William McNEESE wife,
Obediah M WRIGHT parents and wife's parents,
any thing on the McDANIELs from SC, TN, NC, GA,
SWANNs from England,
STONEs and BUNCHes from SC, TN, GA,
HOLMES from SC, TN and GA,
WOOTENs from GA Gordon Co and Pickens Co GA,
BALLs from SC,TN.
Joyce Smith Teeters, 3111 N Marbletop Rd Chickamauga,Ga 30707


ina jackson Wed Jun 2 18:16:38 2004
I am looking for family and information on Oliver THATCH and Florence (CUNNINGHAM) THATCH. Florence was my gg aunt she was born in Alcorn county Mississippi. Oliver and Florence married in Alcorn


Andra Jacoby Sun Jun 6 06:35:27 2004
I am trying to find out info on my g-grandfather, Andrew Jack SHOEMAKER (changed from SHOEMAKE / SHEWMAKE or SHUMOCK) born in Tennessee in May 1860 and a Cherokee. He was in Hopkins County TX in Oct 1886 when he married my g-grandmother, Frances Fannie Eudora RIPPY. They had five children; Mary Melissa (Mellie), William Noah Elmer, John Bascom, Eva Mae or Maud (born & died in infancy in Polk Co ARK 1900) and my grandmother, Era Andrew. I have them in Polk County ARK on the 1900 census, but do know they went back to Hopkins County TX since my grandmother was born there in 1902. He left Fannie either before or after Era was born in 1902 (she re-married to Geo. BENEDICT in Lamar Co TX in 1903) We believe he went to Oklahoma but not sure. His parents came and told about some kind of trouble in OK. They left and then shortly after so did he. I need to find out his birth info or anything about his family.


Jerry Smith Wed Jun 9 22:20:09 2004
I am seeking information for the family of Samuel and Edy BROOKS living in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1840 and 1850 census, possibly living 1830 in McMinn County. Who were their children? Was William Gideon BROOKS, Jibben BROOKS, Rowlin BROOKS sons of this couple? Who are the parents of the young children living in their household in 1850 (Jeremiah, Cenia A., William G., Louisa H., George)? Are they Samuel Jr. children?
Would like to correspond with anyone that has information about this couple. Samuel is brother to my ancestor, Aaron Brooks.


John W. Weaver Sun Jun 13 09:14:01 2004
I am looking for any information for my grandfather, John E. (Edward?) WEAVER. According to military records he was born in Hamilton County, TN, in Nov. or Dec. 1883. As a young man he supposedly went to Silver City, NV, and worked as silver miner before enlisting in Army in 1905.


Steve Spaulding Sun Jun 13 12:29:19 2004
Seeking info on Robert E. SPAULDING, my ancestor, who died in Hamilton Co. in 1909. He was married to Laura F. BRYAN in 1871. He was a confederate veteran who emigrated to Hamilton Co. after the WBTS. Any help appreciated.


Janice Dobrow Sun Jun 13 17:24:04 2004
I am looking for the burial site of Anna (KIBLER) FINLEY who died Feb 1904. She had 2 children: James B. FINLEY (1856-1934) and Mary Susan (Sep) (FINLEY) ALLEN (1848-1940?) Her parents and son were buried in Bradley Co. Her daughter was buried in Memphis. Any info would be helpful.


Beth Darr Sun Jun 13 20:19:20 2004
I am looking for information on Samuel Charles or Curtis DARR and Margaret Elizabeth O'NEAL or O'NEILL. The last names listed above are their children's spouses listed below. They lived in Chattanooga in the middle to late 1800's and were definitely in Chattanooga in 1882 (a daughter was born in Chattanooga in 1882) until present? Here are names of their children and the spouses they married. I understand that they had 10 children (per census records). Please email me if any of these look familiar. I have hit a brick wall with S C DARR and M E O'NEAL. Thanks. They are almost all buried in Forest Hills.

Samuel Charles or Curtis DARR July 1839-May 11, 1918, married Margaret Elizabeth O'NEAL / O'NEILL February 1847- September 06, 1919.
Their children were:

Katie DARR Abt. January 1865 - October 13, 1932, married John R ROGERS. (I believe no children were born out of this marriage).
James Emmitt DARR March 1869 - January 11, 1935, married Mary Elizabeth GOSSETT April 1876 - November 06, 1912, had 3 boys and 3 girls, remarried to Mary Elizabeth McGOWAN 1872-November 08, 1937.
Margaret "Mamie" DARR September 04, 1872 - April 11, 1970, married multiple times to ? GOSSETT, Albert McALLISTER, ? JONES and finally Charles E HOPE, had one known child, Charles J HOPE and male child ? GOSSETT. Grandson was Curtis H. GOSSETT.
Henry J DARR 1876-April 12, 1930, married Lela J WOODS ?-March 01, 1950. They had 3 boys and 2 girls.
Maggie Viola DARR - June 22, 1882-September 01, 1957, married James R DILLARD 1876-Bef. September 04, 1957, and had 2 girls and perhaps 4 boys.
Charles E DARR (Charlie)-July 1884-December 11, 1917- I think he died before getting married.?
Baby DARR- Died before Bef. 1891
Baby DARR- Died before Bef. 1891
Baby DARR- Died before Bef. 1891
Nellie Laureen DARR-April 04, 1891-October 07, 1969, married Fred Robert SMITH July 25, 1884-March 20, 1964, they had one son and one daughter.

Thanks and good luck with your research!


Mera Tue Jun 15 06:00:26 2004
im looking for any information on Martha J. HICKMAN who married William SUGGS. Her children are William M SUGGS, Jack SUGGS, Archie SUGGS, John Sosby SUGGS, and Ida Bell SUGGS.


Clara Wed Jun 16 04:20:14 2004
I found a diplona of George Ryan LOVE June 1996 at Red Bank High School, Hamilton County, Red Bank, Tennessee. Some how it made its way to Springfield, MO to a second hand store. Would like to help it find it's way home, Clara


Ron Walker Fri Jun 18 09:44:04 2004
My Great-grandparents are listed in the 1880 census in Hamilton County, District 11. What part of Hamilton County would this be?
Thanks, Ron


sandra Sat Jun 19 10:27:20 2004
I am looking for all JENNO descendants of John Riley JENNO born 1820 TN. He married Carneth LAWSON. They lived in Bledsoe County until John died and most moved to Chattanooga area.
Any Jenno's please contact me!!!


Peter Hancock Sun Jun 20 00:19:19 2004
My 3X-great grandfather, Leroy HANCOCK, was born in Hamilton County, probably in the 1820s. I'm trying to find out more about him and his ancestors. Leroy married Jane HICKMAN and they had a son, William Floyd HANCOCK, who was born in Bradley County, TN, in 1846. Leroy's father, Lewis HANCOCK, was born in Virginia, but we don't know exactly when or where. That's as far back as anyone has ever traced my family history. Can anyone help fill in the gaps?


Judy Jouglet Mon Jun 21 20:23:01 2004
Looking for information on HARRISONs who moved to Hamilton Co TN in early 1800's. Came from Rowan Co. N.C. and Virginia. Had 1 son in 1832 Andrew Jackson HARRISON. He had other children, among them Ludwick or Lodiwick or Laudwick HARRISON born 1/11/1797 in Rowan County, N.C. We don't know the parents names. Can anyone help?


Michelle Martin Mon Jun 21 23:50:27 2004
I am looking for info on the following widow and her family.
Mahala DOYLE - 1860 and 1880 census lists her as living in District 14 and 4 of Hamilton, TN. She is a widow with children (4).

She emigrated to Kansas territory in 1855 with her late husband James P. DOYLE who was killed in the Potawatomie Creek Massacre along with their two oldest sons (William and Drury) by John Brown and his men in 1856.

Any info on her (death date, burial location) and pre 1855 census info, etc. much appreciated.


Richard Conner Thu Jun 24 12:43:41 2004
I would like any information about Thomas L. CONNER, born 1846, in Tennessee, (possibly) Hamilton County. He married Rebecca SAVAGE in 1866, and had two children, Archer & Mary. Thomas is my ggrandfather.


Chad McMillan Thu Jun 24 16:55:41 2004
Trying to trace ancestry but these two names are all I have - Lillian ROSS - Thomas Pinkney COCHRAN. They lived in Copper Hill NC or Tennessee.


Patti Simmons Sat Jun 26 21:34:21 2004
I am searching for marriage record of James T. MATHENY who, according to family legend, married a Cherokee Indian in East TN sometime around 1825-1831 and moved to West TN. Name of wife is unknown as she died before 1850. Their known children were: Franklin, Asa, John, Priscilla, Zelpha & Alfred.


D.E. COULTER Sun Jun 27 15:30:42 2004
I am searching for the burial place of Brig General Thomas COULTER, East Tennessee Militia War of 1812. He died in 1826 in Bledsoe County. Any info appreciated


Linda Mon Jun 28 22:18:48 2004
I am doing research on a John B. DOYLE and his children and wives. John B. was the son of Isaac and Mary Pauline (Polly) (BRYANT) DOYLE. He was born 10/2/1844 and died 1/19/1918 in Hamilton County, Tn. buried in Murphy Hollow Cemetery in Dade Co., GA. He was a widow at this time. Lived with his daughter Mallissa (DOYLE) MYERS. He was survived by 2 daughters and 4 sons.

WANN funeral home handled his body.
He married a Mary TAYLOR dates unknown and then married Lela (Lee) KANUTT or CANUTE. They called her Granny KANUTT. The children were:
Burley DOYLE .
Jim, maybe John E. DOYLE married Madie A born 9/6/1911-1997
Fred C DOYLE 1911-1997 m: Flora?

Malissa married a MYERS and lived 230 Glass Street, Rosie married a BARNES I think, Fred C married Stella GRIFFIN.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


William C. Schrader Tue Jun 29 15:50:09 2004
Seeking ancestry of Carroll Kenneth CRITTENDEN, born 4 Aug. 1923 in Bradley Co., son W. H. CRITTENDEN & Nannie CARTWRIGHT. Later resident in Chattanooga.

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