Jan - Mar 2005 Queries
Hamilton County Tennessee

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J. Haynes Mon Jan 3 13:24:25 2005
I found a Miles HAYNES in the 1850 cesus married to Sarah they had a son listed Alexander age 1. I believe he may be my gggrandfather. Alexander moved to Ark. and married Emily LOVELADY. Any infomation would be helpful for Miles or Alexander.


john holman Thu Jan 6 18:25:28 2005
I am researching 2nd Lt. Robert L. MANNING, USMC, KIA, volcano island, Iwo Jima, wife: Mrs. Robert L. MANNING, Rt. 1, Hixson, TN.
My father served with him, greatly respected him, and witnessed his death. He thinks Lt. MANNING had a son and he would like to contact him.
My father thinks Lt. MANNING was awarded the Navy Cross - possibly for the assault of Tulagi.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Chris Dobbs Sr. Sun Jan 9 19:45:17 2005
Help Please!!! I have been searching the web for months and made inquires to state archives with no success. Trying to research family as far back as possible, including American Indian. All I have so far is Charles K DOBBS (father), Charles Arnold DOBBS (grandfather, B1918 D1989) and Minerva ORANGE (grandmother). Minerva DOBBS is a PICKETT by her first marriage (possibly to a Henry PICKETT), ORANGE by maiden name.

Need my Great Grandfather/Mother, 2xGreatgrandparents, etc. Any information, including Aunts/Uncles, Great Aunts/Uncles, etc. would be greatly appreciated.


Donna Brockish Wed Jan 12 15:29:42 2005
I am looking for the family of William Crawford CCARDEN. His parents were Leonard and Telitha (HALE) CARDEN. Will exchange information.


Steve Holder Thu Jan 13 18:21:30 2005
I am looking for information on Elmer Butler THOMAS who lived in the Chattanooga area in the 1920s and 1930s. I would like to know his parents, grandparents, and siblings. I am guessing he was born in the late 1900s or early 1910s.


Joy Mon Jan 17 13:03:36 2005
I am searching for Joyce Ann THOMAS, formerly married to Russell BEENE / BEAN, lawyer of Chattanooga. Please contact Joy, your cousin (daughter of Paul).


Joy Mon Jan 17 13:04:48 2005
Searching for Janice Paulette WARREN (dont' know current married name). Born early 1950s. Would love to contact her.


Kathy Crowe Mon Jan 17 14:05:25 2005
I am looking for any information regarding Buck and Stella HOLLAND and their family.


Shirley Tue Jan 18 06:18:50 2005
Searching for descendants of Robert Elzie JONES b. late 1880's or 1890's s/o Robert JONES and Elizabeth Jane GREEN. Was living in Hamilton Co. in the 1970's. I am told that he married Ida HEADY. Don't know if there were any children. Thanks, Shirley


Sue Music Wed Jan 19 15:08:58 2005
Looking for any information on James Washington CRAYNE. His wife was Martha Ann SMITH. They had a son White CRAYNE. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks


Sondra Sat Jan 22 16:24:07 2005
I am researching Higgings COPPINGER that was in Bedford Co Va and immingration 1761 Albermarle Co Va. He was married to Anna SMITH. Daughters were Mary MITCHELL and Nancy (COPPINGER) HARRELL. If you have any information on him I would appreciate any help. This is very important to me. Thank you Sondra


Bill Smyth Wed Jan 26 10:28:10 2005
Looking for any information on great grandmother, Mary A SHELTON or Adaline SHELTON, mother of Charles Ernest SHELTON, possible DOB 1838. 1910 Census indicates she was listed as a widow, age 62 years old, with 7 children. Looking for death information, family members, especially spouse. Any help appreciated.


Phyllis McReynolds Sat Jan 29 12:27:26 2005
Is there anyone familiar with the SOWDER family of Hamilton County, TN? My gr grandmother, Julia Cummings TUCKER DODD, was married to Frank SOWDER in Roane County, TN in 1910.

In 1920 he is married to Virginia Unknown and is living in Hamilton County. He had three children by his first wife (not my grandmother): Frank, May and Theodore. Although they were not living with Frank in 1920 they were in Hamilton County.

In 1930 Frank is living with his son Theodore, 21. Frank and May are still in Hamilton County. I've lost track of my gr grandmother after 1910 and would like to try to determine if she died or "moved on". I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Phyllis


deb Sun Jan 30 11:21:01 2005
Looking for Lum or Columbus DOOLEY with family in the 1900 census living in Bakewell. Listed as African American or Mulatto.


David Dukes Thu Feb 3 11:26:08 2005
Looking for any information concerning Jeanette TATE, Lucille (TATE) BROWN, Robert TATE, Oscar TATE from Chattanooga. Thanks.


Cindy Swagler Thu Feb 3 12:52:40 2005
Looking for information on a Lillie KIRBY who was 9 years old at the time of the 1930 census. Her father was Frank KIRBY who was a cabinet maker; mother was Bithea (SCOGGINS) KIRBY.


KATHY VAUGHN Thu Feb 3 13:56:53 2005
Still searching for info on William Franklin VAUGHN who married Phoebe E. CORN in 1872. He was born around 1855. Phoebe died in 1903 and William married a woman later named Frances.


Gary Scarbrough Thu Feb 3 21:30:40 2005
Searching for two sons with a last name of SCARBROUGH whose mother was named Sybil (BROCK) SCARBROUGH. Came from Loudon County around mid to late 1930's. First name of one son was Jim or Jimmy. Mother probably remarried after that time. Would appreciate any assistance in locating the sons and mother is she is still living. If anyone that knows anything of this family, please let me know.
Gary Scarbrough - Loudon, Tn.


Boyd Raper Sun Feb 6 16:33:47 2005
Seeking info on John W. Jasper RAPER b. 1860, Gilmer Co., GA & wife Rosetta family in Hamilton Co., TN late 1800's early 1900's and also data on a Subra (Sabra) RAPER also possibly connected to this family.


S. J. Collins Sun Feb 6 19:31:39 2005
Looking for an obituary for Joseph Littleton DUKE who died in Chattanooga on 10 Dec 1999. Any help with this obituary will be greatly appreciated. Direct emails welcomed. SJC in KY


Kay Broach Suber Mon Feb 7 01:12:02 2005
I am trying to find the birth place for Bettye Joyce (MULLINS) HELTON Born: 19 Jul 1933
Death: 21 Oct 1998 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
She lived in Chattanooga all her married life and died there. Her husband still resides there.

Husband: Emmett HELTON Birth: 28 Oct 1932
He is still living. Bettye had a set of twin boys and daughters. One of the twins, Wayne HELTON, died in 1999 in Decatur, GA. He was married to Daisy (JACKSON) HELTON.
Thank you for any help,


Carol Powers Mon Feb 7 09:14:59 2005
Samuel FERGUSON who married Sallie CROSS on 28 May 1900 and lived in Chattanooga. My relative is Sallie CROSS from Meigs County, Tennessee.


don macneill Mon Feb 7 11:17:59 2005
Looking for info on my grandmother Betty Jo HOFLICK born feb 11, 1929 in Chattanooga. Her mother was Mabel Irene BELL born sept 24, 1913


roger maciak Tue Feb 8 19:03:15 2005
Lloyd WADE was my grandfather and Dolly KOLLAR were my grandparents. After 58 years I've just discovered this. Any info on them would be most gratefully and eternally appreciated


Don and Deborah Smith Sat Feb 12 11:46:44 2005
Looking for connection of these families. William Jerome BROOKS married a [Maggie] Margaret Jane MOORE and had about 8 children in the Sale Creek area. Margaret had a sister named Lilly which married into the BURTON family. William had a father name Jake. He also had a brother by the name of Anthony and maybe Lawrence. There also info on the census that has a William and Lawrence in that area with a Mother of Margaret J. which had remarried a ? FERRELL. Pease email us if anything that shakes the bush.
Thanks Don an Deborah Smith


JAY FREEMAN Sat Feb 12 15:12:18 2005
Looking for descendants of Matison FREEMAN and Julia Ann SIVELY in the latter 1800's.


Joe Lewis Sun Feb 13 06:16:16 2005
I'm looking for a picture of Ephraim John HAMILL and Mary Jane DOOLEN, his wife. Also I'd like a picture of Ephraims's father, Robert Henry HAMILL and his wife Mary C. HIXSON.


Jean Gregory Sun Feb 13 17:59:09 2005
Marion DEMPSEY, born 1848 in Spartanburg, S.C., died 1902. This family is on the 1900 Hamilton County, TN. census. His widow is buried in Texas. This is my great grandfather. His father and mother, Balum and Harriett DEMPSEY are buried in Bradley County, TN. We would like to find the cemetery where Marion DEMPSEY is buried. Exchanging pictures and family information would be appreciated.


LaDona Stout Mon Feb 14 17:41:27 2005
We are looking for Jack or Jackson or Phursa Jane DAVIS .


Sharon Lee GARNER Lee Mon Feb 14 19:05:36 2005
Looking for any information,[siblings-parents-marriages 2 known] on my g-grandfather Joseph P. GARNER b. about 1853 AL. Unknown when or where married. Martha [CHAMBERS?]
Their children:
1. Amelia M. GARNER b. 1968 TN
2. Nancy Malissa GARNER b. 9-2-1869 Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
3. Dorie M. GARNER b. 1874 TN
4. Secil/Cecil Edgar GARNER b. 4-3-1877 TN
5. Arthur B. GARNER b. 3-19-1885 Sebastian County, AR

So I do know that he was in TN, from at leat 1867 to about 1878. Any information, would be greatly appreciated.


beverly smith Thu Feb 17 22:20:28 2005
Looking for the John SMITH family. Mother Anna living in the Birchwood district in the 1860 census. Thomas Meredith is my gr gr grandfather. I find him in Arkansas in 1880 and would like to know where his parents were then and who their parents were also. Related to the DUNCANs and CAMPBELLs from Tenn also.


marie Fri Feb 18 19:31:02 2005
Am looking for info on my grandmothers side of family. She was born in Hamilton co, Tenn around 1904. I think her name is Artie Marie GOINS. Her parents were Arch GOINS. He was married to a Florence GADDIS. Any info on my family would be very helpful thanks.


Susan Taylor Williams Sat Feb 19 02:48:32 2005
Trying to find a "Carolyn RECTOR" who posted a question in '99 about Daniel B. MURPHY who died in Chattanooga 2/4/26. Please contact me if you are Carolyn RECTORor know of her.


Don Smith Sat Feb 19 15:19:52 2005
Looking for info on William J BROOKS. He married a Maggie MOORE both according to the 1930 census were born in Tennessee. They children by the name of Dollie, Burke, Grady, Beatrice, Issac, Mae, Ernest, and Vernon. Maggie had a sister by the name of Lilly and she was suppose to marry a Pender BURTON that might of been in law inforcement at the time. Any info on the family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and pls email.


Cassandra Calhoun Sun Feb 20 20:45:49 2005
Octavious CHANEY is the mother of Katie Lee WILLIAMS. I am looking for her death records or her cemetary plot. It's here in Chattanooga, Tn. some where.


Bill Smyth Mon Feb 21 12:20:54 2005
Looking for birth parents of grandfather, Charles Ernest SHELTON, DOB May 24, 1888, born possibly in Hamilton County, TN. Married Exie PARKS, April 3,1909 in Rhea County,(confirmed). Any leads, information welcomed.


Steve Arnold Tue Feb 22 22:31:05 2005
I am looking for any information on Francis Marion WEST and his wife Rose Bell (SMITH) WEST. I am a great-great-nephew of Rose (SMITH) WEST. Any information would be greatly appreciated. God Bless.


beverly smith Tue Feb 22 22:35:39 2005
I am looking for the family of John SMITH and wife Anna, who are listed in the 1860, Hamilton Co census. sons Thomas M and Benjamin and daughter Sarah. The 2 boys are found in Crawford Co Ark in the 1880s. Were there more children and did they migrate to Ark also?
Thomas Meredith married Julia Isabelle CARNIE 1881. I have all the family down to me if anyone wants it.


Millie S Fennell Thu Feb 24 12:51:10 2005
I am looking for a Corrine or Corrina HILL believe born in Chattanooga. Miss HILL married William M MILTON. They lived in McMinn County until their deaths, Corrine died 7/4/1959, William MILTON died 1/24/1953 in McMinn. I was told Corrine was from the Chattanooga area but I can't find anything. I think they married between 1900-1907. Taking that into consideration their first child was born 5/17/1908 d. 12/12/1995.
Corrine was born 2/28/1884 thanks


Deanna Edwards Sun Feb 27 09:26:56 2005
I'm doing some genealogy research on some McMURRAY's I'm looking for a Robert W. McMURRAY born abt. 1839 in Hamilton Tn.. Anyone that might could help me find anything abt. this man please contact me. Thank you in advance.


Debbie Logue Price Sun Feb 27 13:48:21 2005
I am trying to verify that one of Hardy HUGHES and Elizabeth POSEY's children, John HUGHES, is my ggrandfather. The LDS site indicates that Hardy was buried in Hamilton 6/17/1878 and his son Hardy was buried in Soddy Daisy in 1939.

One child on the LDS site, John, shows born in Lumpkin GA 1836 near where a John H. married Martha McCROAN ( Thomas County). His tombstone has the name as HUGHS - born 4/25/1834.. died 1/11/1901.
Other childern of Hardy and Elizabeth show born in TN, AR and GA.
TN : 1834 - Martha;1844 Elizabeth; 1846 Melinda; 1858 Matilda Caldonia . Arkansas 1854 Hardy ; 1848 Thomas Jefferson;1850 Benjamin. In Lumpkin GA 1836 John, 1838 Mary; 1842 William.

A Mary Ann HEWS married Adam FAIRCLOTH from Mitchell Co. GA. I assuming my John is her brother because of the name (HUGHES) ,Hardy listed as father on the LDS site, the time frame and location and I have a letter from her son saying Dear Uncle..

Need to verify a John H. HUGHES is this household and year of birth.


Cathy Mon Feb 28 09:44:03 2005
Searching for McCLUREs who have Macon Co.TN ties. A George McCLURE moved to Hamilton Co. from Macon Co. TN around 1930's. His brother John C. McCLURE is my grandfather. George died in the mid 1960's, we think. He was a police officer. Any help on this family is greatly appreciated, especially any info on George and John's parents.


Carrie Johnson Fri Mar 4 11:28:31 2005
If anyone could e-mail me an obituary of Edward D WORLEY I would greatly appreciate it , I live in NC and would love to have a copy. If anyone goes to the library . I will send your money back if you have to pay anything. Edward D. WORLEY was born May 27 1924 and died 12-22-1990 his wife was Mary WORLEY.
Thanks Carrie . carrie1johnson@aol.com


John Robinson Thu Mar 10 10:42:50 2005
Hi, I'm looking for more information about my East Tennessee ancestors, as well as current family still living in the area. My father was Charles Olan ROBINSON, Jr., b. 1926 in Harriman, TN. His mother was Bonnie Pauline DEVANEY, b. 22 Mar, 1910 in Tennessee, and his father was Charles Olan ROBINSON, b. abt. 1903, perhaps in North Carolina. I have some information on the DEVANEYs (could always use more), but nothing on the ROBINSONs. My father was an only child, but I do not know about his father. Thanks.


Jean Shipley Fri Mar 11 10:19:57 2005
I am trying to contact Eula Mai KISTING - Jackie KISTING or anyone who knows them. We have lost contact and I am trying to get family history for my children - William Larkin & Jennifer Jean. Thanks.


Donna Woods Fri Mar 11 14:09:51 2005
William B. PARKER death notice. (After census) 1930-1937, Chattanooga. Wife's name is Susie PEPPERS. He is a caucasian, born abt 1885. He was supposedly run over at the curb by a drunk driver.


Jo Atkins Fri Mar 11 20:21:04 2005
Looking for info on death date and burial and fathers name of Rebecca Elizabeth (SHEELEY) DORSEY, and her husband Dr. Jasper Cicero DORSEY's burial place. Any info on her children, who and when they married. Ida, Etta, Leona, oldest daughter Emma D married a William ATKINS. They lived in Cherokee, Alabama after the Civil War. Rebecca went to Hamilton Co after the death of her husband and was a housemother at some type of school. Ida married a GIPSON . Also the parentage of William ATKINS. He and Emma divorced after 1880 Cherokee Co, ALA census. William was in Indian Territory in 1900, no info on him afterwards. Thank You


Shirley Mon Mar 14 17:29:09 2005
Interested in locating any descendants of Cyrus O. HUNT & Libni HUNT. Libni was married to Frances WHIGHAM in 1870, She died at an early age during the typhoid epidemic, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. I believe Frances J. WHIGHAM was related to the D. B. CARLIN family. Frances had a brother who's name was Richard Whigham. My knowledge of these family members goes back to the 1870's to the early 1900's. Willing to share family history.


Rene' Wed Mar 16 09:57:23 2005
Have been searching the internet with no success to locating the following obituary. If anyone has access to this obituary, I would greatly appreciate it.
Name CLARK, Linda Rose (Mrs. Larry C.)
Date Mar. 28 1987
Newspaper TIMES


Linda Webster Wed Mar 16 11:52:22 2005
Am looking for Belinda ALEXANDER, born abt. 1951. She lived at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Chattanooga, TN as a child. My church sponsored her and she would come and stay at my house in the summers for a week at a time. She has two younger sisters that were there also. I would really enjoy getting in touch with her or her sisters. We were close when we were 7 years old.
If anyone knows anything of her or her sisters please contact me at dsynana@yahoo.com. Waiting to hear from someone.


Kim Brown Fri Mar 18 13:41:49 2005
I am looking for information on Nellie (REED) DAVIS, wife of Wesley DAVIS and daughter of William and Susan REED. I'm trying to place Nellie as born on White Oak Mtn, Ham. Co, in 1818, and how her family arrived there. I have some info I'm not sure of, that places her parents on the 1817 reservation roll on the Tuckaseegee River, NC. Nellie DAVIS was the mother of Jane WOLFE, who was mother of Francis Meredith WOLFE, father of Estella (WOLFE) MURPHY of Bradley Co, my ggrandmother.
Thanks, Kim


Barbara Couser Sat Mar 19 18:42:10 2005
How can I find the record of a marriage in Hamilton County of Claiborn MANES and Sarah SAMPLEY? The date would have been 13 October 1838. The ceremony was performed by "Esquire Davis".


Barbara Corliss Sun Mar 20 16:57:46 2005
Searching for ancestors/origins of James GRAY (1899-1959) and Nellie BURNETT (1900-1982) who are listed in the 1930 census for Hamilton County, Tennessee. James and Nellie had six children: Don, Leon, Barbara "Bessie", J. T. "Alvin", Dorothy and William.


Alene Dame Whitesides Tue Mar 22 08:25:40 2005
Looking for anyone related to the DAME's from Hamilton and surrounding counties.


Katydid Wed Mar 23 14:38:46 2005
I have been trying to trace my CARDEN lineage but ran up against a brick wall with Jasper Floyd CARDEN. I've been unable to find his parents' names. But today I found that in the 1860 Hamilton County TN census, he is listed with his wife Anna. He was born 28 July 1828 in TN. I will appreciate deeply any help anyone can give me. Thank you.


Linda Carter Thu Mar 24 16:30:45 2005
I am looking for info on B. Frank FRITZ, the brother of my great-grandfather John A. FRITZ. I know that he lived in Hamilton Co., TN and he was born in 1855 probably in Loudon Co., TN. The census shows him as a bookkeeper. He is buried in Atlanta GA.
Linda Carter


Arthur Shadwick / Chadwick Fri Mar 25 16:53:51 2005
I think I may be on to some special. Prior a lady left a message regarding "SHADWICK / CHADWICK". Immediately I was / am dazzled (spelling & location). Unsure of the steps that Arthur Sr. took but I am prepared to understand. I reside in the Bronx, NYC and have siblings.

Please contact me at: oneworkofart@aol.com - or - oneworkofart@blackplanet.com Let's discuss further....or hoping this is kool: 9175325636.. Arthur Shadwick Jr.


D D Sat Mar 26 00:01:57 2005
Looking for information on George Walter CARDEN of Soddy Daisy Tennessee. Wondering were he and his wife are buried. They are my gg-grandparents. Their daughter Della is my g- grandmother. Would like find out were they are or how to go about finding out this information.


rogers Mon Mar 28 22:42:23 2005
Claudius G ROGERS married a Elizabeth STRICKLAND had a son Mathhew born about 1845. No parents names.
Claudius was born in 1809 possible either in Tenn or he came here in 1812 from Scotland. I have alot of info on Claudius after 1848 but none before. Any info would be appreciated.


Truett W. Crumley Sr. Thu Mar 31 09:45:01 2005
I am seeking info on Alice CRUMLEY who married a TALLANT. She was born about 1885 probable in Hamilton Co., Tn. She died in 1943 in Ooltewah, Tn and is buried in Ooltewah Cemetery. I would like to know all about her husband including his first name. Where and when was he born? When did TALLANT died? When did this couple marry? Where was Alice born? Who was her CRUMLEY parents? Is TALLANT buried with Alice? Did they have any children? Name them. Were they born in Hamilton Co., Tn.? I need all requested info as I am compiling the history of the CRUMLEYs.
My e-mail address is twcsr@earthlink.net Truett Sr.

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