Jan - Mar 2006 Queries
Hamilton County Tennessee

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kim j torgler Thu Jan 5 15:00:38 2006
We are trying to locate graves of soldiers in the 102nd Ohio Infantry. Jacob SUMMERS of Co A, 102nd OVI lived in Hamilton County 1890-1915 and his widow (Emma R) is listed in 1920 Census. She field for a pension in Sept 1915. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Dora Sanders Sat Jan 7 16:09:29 2006
I am not sure if my family lived in Hamilton Co. or not but giving it a try.
My gr. gr. grandmother was listed on the 1830 and 1840 Marion Co., TN. census with her husband, Asa NEWBORN and 4 children. This name has been spelled so many different ways. She must of died shortly after the census as he remarried.

This is the only record I have found of her and of course I have no idea what her given name was. So I am trying to go through the NEWBORN name. My mother said her maiden name was FEATHERS but some of the family seems to think it was FRANCIS as they named their first born son, Francis.

Asa came from NC to AL and on to Ga. and then we found him in Marion Co., TN. I do not know if they married there or in a neighboring county and if she was from there or a neighboring co. so I am in hopes someone in Hamilton Co. will recognize the names.

My mother said she was Cherokee. I just want to find this woman name as I have spent over 30 yrs trying to find it. I do not know if Hamilton Co. had any Indians or not, can someone tell me if they did and the tribe.

Does anyone recognize the FRANCIS or FEATHERS name in Hamilton Co.?

Any help or suggestions would really be appreciated as you can see, I have a mess.
Thank you for your time.


S.C. Dean Sat Jan 7 21:58:55 2006
Looking for any info on E. Marlow WILSON b. abt. 1875 Ky. and married Beaulah RIGGS 1898 in Warren Co., Tn. He was a self employed house painter and may have died after 1948 in Hamilton Co.,Tn.


jo davis Wed Jan 11 19:20:12 2006
Mrs. J Robert JOINES, announcement of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs JOINES in Cleveland, Tenn. July 26, 1930, was made in The Times this past week. The bride who was Miss Josephine WOOLUM has been a surgical supervisor at the physicians and surgeons hospital for the past 5 years and is one of the best known women in her profession in Chattanoga. Mr. JOINES who is now with the Chattanooga radio co. is a registered pharmacist. The bride and groom were complimented at a dinner party at Lookout club given by Mrs C L Appleton of Brookline, Mass, formerly of Chattanooga.
Can anyone tell me about these two people. Miss WOOLUM was my great aunt. but know nothing about this gentleman or this wedding.


jo davis Wed Jan 11 19:26:09 2006
I have a photo taken Sunday june 15, 1947 at Valmead White Hall, Maryland it is of two gentleman. The father Hermon SCHWARTZ or SCHEUTZ and his son Henry. On the back of the photo is stated this and "Herman married to Jo (Josephine WOOLUM) 1951 lived in Chattanooga. Does anyone have information on these people? Jo was a surgical supervisor at the physicians and surgeons hospital.


Tom Greenwood Thu Jan 12 08:05:25 2006
Seeking date of death for Randy SIMPSON.


edna Coleman Thu Jan 12 16:59:37 2006
Could someone please tell me if there is a cemetery in TN on a place called Lookout Mountain? thanks Edna


Vi Sat Jan 14 13:47:18 2006
Searching for info. or relatives of my grandmother, Johnanna SMITH (maiden name CAGLE). Born abt. 1866 in TN, married John Wesley SMITH in Meigs Co., TN. Children: Samuel, Mollie, Floyd, Jean, Ruly, William and Leao Chester. She died in Hixson, TN at home of dau. Mrs. E. J. Reeves in March 1933. Buried in Painter Cemetery.


Kelly Dyer Sat Jan 14 20:45:03 2006
My great grandfather, Henry MOWBRAY, was born in Tennessee, in Hamilton County in 1838 estimated, as he was 22yrs old in the 1860 Federal Census. I'm trying to find out what his parents names were (they were immigrants from England) and any other information that may be in the files.
I appreciate any assistance in this regard.
Many thanks,
Kelly Dyer


Joan Troy Sun Jan 15 12:01:55 2006
WARNER cousin seeking information about Marguerite Grey WAGNER, daughter of Augustine B. LITTLETON and Marguerite (WARNER) LITTLETON. At the time of the death of her brother (Augustine B. LITTLETON, Jr.), Grey, as she was known, was living on Signal Mountain.


Carrie Johnson Wed Jan 18 08:44:54 2006
I'm searching for a John W WORLEY. He died around the early 1930's. If anybody could look up a death certificate on him I would really appreciate it. Thanks Carrie.


Sukochi Lee Thu Jan 19 14:36:14 2006
Burrell Robert LEE married Mary ERWIN / IRWIN in Hamilton Co., Tn, 13 Nov 1864. Is there anyone who could verify this for me and tell me the correct spelling of Mary's last name? Thank You.


Sharolyn Fri Jan 20 12:00:17 2006
Wm DOTEN (may be DOUGHTON) 25 b. TN, wife Sarah 20/26 b. TN and a Sebron / Seaborn MARTIN or Martin SEBRON / SEABORN 60 b. NC, lived in Hamilton Co. TN in 1850. Wondered if anyone had information on this family.


Andrew Carroll Sun Jan 22 12:53:26 2006
I'm looking for any information on CARROLLs in Hamilton County pre-1900s, especially the Carroll farm once located at the current site of Heritage Landing.


Deborah Crumley Thu Jan 26 22:50:09 2006
I've inherited a piece of furiture with the stamp of "M.T. GWIN Furniture"; 1465 Market Street; Chattanooga,, TN (no zip codes in those days). The telephone number was listed as Main 1063.
This furniture was purchased by my grandmother, born 1892, or her mother, date of birth unknown. Additionally, any information as to the kind and price of furniture would be most welcome.
Thank you.
Deborah Crumley


Melody Sat Jan 28 20:50:24 2006
Looking for THOMPSONs from Meigs county Tn., Harrison THOMPSON's family.


Millie Sun Jan 29 12:30:11 2006
Looking for descendants or ancestors of William and Nancy HIGGINS, who lived in Hamilton and Marion Counties in the 1800's and early 1900's. One of their sons was John F. HIGGINS who married Alice Loudora WEBB, she was the daughter of Jesse WEBB. John F. HIGGINS, born 1854, died 1919 in Chattanooga and Alice (WEBB) HIGGINS, born about 1865, died 1921 in Chattanooga.
Another son was Martin Alexander HIGGINS.


Spencer Sun Jan 29 14:34:27 2006
FINNELL who was father to Thomas J. FINNELL who also went by Tom, or T.J. FINNELL who lived at 2101 Watkins Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee until his death in the 1920's and was born in Bradley, County, Tennessee. Thomas's father was first married to a Cherokee Indian lady and she had two children prior to her death. Thomas J. FINNELL was for many years a street car motorman in Chattanooga.
I need his father and mother's name. Thomas J. FINNELL was my mother's father and he was married to Nannie WHEAT!
Thanks for any help you can give.


PEGGY Mon Jan 30 11:57:57 2006
Trying to help the person who in query about her husband's family, but it keeps coming back to me. So if you want to email me about TALLENTs in Ooltewah, please do so.


ANNE LOVELL ETHRIDGE Tue Jan 31 12:28:21 2006
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Posey LOVELL as well as my great grandfather, Reazon LOVELL.
I believe that they lived in the Long Savannah part of Hamilton County or James County.


CHARLOTTE DIES Tue Jan 31 13:24:52 2006
Looking for info on the Civil War Sites Assessment report for the GLASS farm. Does anyone know anything about this farm, grave sites and so forth?


Denice Jones Mon Feb 6 20:32:19 2006
I am looking for an obituary for James H. DODD, my father, who died Aug 18, 1990.


albert turner Tue Feb 7 09:24:15 2006
Looking for news on a motor cycle accident in Soddy Daisey Tn 1980, Kyle Mason TURNER


DONNA WYATT Tue Feb 7 13:08:52 2006
I am trying to find the burial place of my great uncle and aunt Lonnie BATTLES and Cora (MITCHELL) BATTLES. They had a farm in Coalmont but are buried in Chattanooga. My cousin who is deceased went to his funeral in the 70's. She said it was a large cemetery, but, I have never known the name. I am guilty of not listening when I should have and now when I need this information it is a little late. Thanks, Donna.


Susan Cooper Sun Feb 12 16:50:35 2006
Seeking info on a founder of Chattanooga, Joseph ELLIS. He is said to be my ancestor and son of John C ELLIS Jr.


Phyllis Hartman Sun Feb 12 19:10:44 2006
Searching for any info on Georgia (DUGGER) KING born to George DUGGER and Florence (BEASON) DUGGER in 1879. Was told she once lived in New York but was buried or cremated here in Hamilton County. Thanks for any help.


Anne Wildman Mon Feb 13 13:53:39 2006
William Carroll LETNER and Edith Clara BARRINGER married on June 4, 1902 in Chattanoga, TN at Ridgedale Memorial M.E. Church. He is my great-grandfather and I am searching for any info you might be able to provide. Thank you!


Gianetta Cline Tue Feb 14 07:38:03 2006
Looking for info on Marion A. HICKEY. He was a car repairman in 1890 for the East Tn.VA.& GA. Railroad. Thank you


Rose Wed Feb 15 10:13:43 2006
Looking for information on Louis STEIN family. Louis & Ida died after 1920. Searching for obits or dates for them and children Louis, Jr (died Dec 15, 1969) and daughter Rachel.


John Sivley Fri Feb 17 20:18:20 2006
I was wondering if I could find information about my father John Harrison SIVLEY 1918-1981, his father Harrison SIVLEY, who was a Chattanooga police officer, his brother William SIVLEY or his mother, Margaret SIVLEY.
Thank you, John Sivley


Robert Wesley Browne Sat Feb 18 10:49:31 2006
I am researching my paternal genealogy and have the following information:
My grandfather was John Wesley BROWNE (no idea of date of birth or death) and his son, John Wesley BROWNE, Junior (DOB 7/27/15 or 1917?) was my dad. All that I have been able to find out about him was that he attended the McCallie School in Chattanooga from 1932 1935. While at school in Chattanooga, he stayed with an aunt, Frances STEPHENS. Later a Major in the Army Air Corps, he was killed in a military air accident (plane crash) on 4/1/57 near Dickson, TN. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Anyone in Red Bank who reads this and either knows of or is able to find out if there are any surviving members of the BROWNE family, I would appreciate that information. Thanks very much, Robert Wesley Browne, Decatur, GA.
equinedad@aol.com is my email address.


Kristi Poe Murray Sun Feb 19 19:26:05 2006
Hello!! I am looking for info on a POE family tree. My father is Hayden POE and my grandfather was Stanley POE (who married Beatrice LAYNE). The POE family has a long history in Soddy Daisy, TN and I am interested in finding a family tree.
Please contact me at kristipmurray@yahoo.com if you have any info!! Thanks!!


Caleb G. Teffeteller Sun Feb 19 23:45:39 2006
Maryville Times (Blount Co. TN) Saturday, January 16, 1904:
"Mrs. Rebecca Richards died recently on a farm on the east side of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, at the age of 106 years. She was residing with her niece, Mrs. H. M. Stewart, whose husband died several years ago. She has lived in five generations and saw the light of three centuries. She was born in the year 1798, and lived in the time of the war with the Indians on the frontier, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War."


Jennifer Thu Feb 23 18:58:11 2006
Hi, Looking for ancestors of Peyton (Paton or Paten) THACKER who married Julia ROWDEN in Hamilton CO. TN in 1869.


Clifford H. Walker Thu Feb 23 22:17:07 2006
Need any information about Samuel Francis WALKER or Ida Lorraine (CURLEY) WALKER. Both are buried in Hensley Cemetery on Hensley Road off Daisy Dallas Road.


Billie Sat Feb 25 23:32:28 2006
Looking for anyone with information about Pearl FULLER who married Frank HODGE; Roy FULLER who married Maude McCLURE or Myrtle FFULLER who married a CONNER. Pearl, Myrtle and Roy were sisters and brother. They were all in the Sale Creek area. Thanks!!


Sukochi Lee Thu Mar 2 07:24:15 2006
Need the Will of Burrell Robert LEE, d. 12 Oct 1916, Hamilton Co., TN. m. Mary Jan IRWIN, 13 Nov 1864, Hamilton Co., Tn. Would anyone out there have this record and be willing to share a copy?
Sukochi Lee


Dorothy Cannon Mon Mar 13 19:22:47 2006
Does any one know where Sarah Elizabeth (MILLER) BROWN who was married to Knox Arthur BROWN is? She is my great great grandmother. I am also looking for Eddy Franklin WILBANKS and Arthur Knox BENTON. These guys are half brothers last know residence on all of them is Chattanooga Tenn. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Can't find death on social security list on any of them. The boy's Mom was Dava Lee (BROWN) WILBANKS. She is also believed to have married a BENTON. We know she is dead.
You can email me at dmcannon@ev1.net. Thanks in advance for any help.
P.S. We know Dava lee's sister Elsie Mae (BROWN) COOPER is buried at the Forest Hills cemetary with her father Knox Arthur. But we do not know where Sarah (MILLER) BROWN is or Dava Lee or the boys are .


Debbie Woolf Fri Mar 17 00:24:44 2006
Hi. I just found out my great great grandfather was still in the area in 1891. Previously, I thought he had migrated to Texas and Okla before 1890. His daughter Cidda Arvie (Aveline) THOMPSON md. 1891 Meigs Co. TN John Riley MYERS.
John's brother had all gone out to Okla by 1885, except for one. The THOMPSONs and he must have migrated later. James Manuel THOMPSON is listed as THOMPSON in the 1890 Vet census living in Birchwood, Dist. 1, James Co. TN. I know from his pension records his wife died before 1890 and is buried somewhere nearby. Wanting to find her burial info., death date, ect. and possible locate birth records on two of her children I know were born there. Been waiting for the longest (Like two years or more) for the birth records to be completed here. I need two births, 1882 and 1885 listed as children of James Manuel THOMPSON and wife Sarah Matilda (SHELTON) THOMPSON. Sarah is the one who I'm looking for death info. Anyone? thanks, Debbie


Paula Meinert Fri Mar 17 06:00:58 2006
I found a listing on the obituary index for a Eddie Lee BROWN dated 02/19/1974 in the times of which I would like a copy. This fellow may be my great uncle. Thanks for your help.


DONNA Fri Mar 17 16:48:55 2006
Looking for any information on John Leonard AYERS who married Emma HUFFAKER.They were married about 1896. If anyone has any information on these people.I would like to hear from you.


Mary Bragg Harris Sat Mar 18 22:06:18 2006
Hi, I am trying to get any information about my Dad's family that lived in Chattanooga and owned a rock quarry. The time period was around 1910-1940 period. We are also related to Civil War general, Braxton BRAGG.

Any information would be so appreciated. I live in Dallas, Texas and don't have an idea how to go about this.
Thank you so much for any help,


Susan Sun Mar 19 08:13:33 2006
Looking for a copy of obit. notice fro Edith Power YORK died: 04-20-1976 In Newspaper Date: 04-22-1976 Chattanoogo Newspaper-- TIMES Thanks for help.


Sandra Maxwell Putman Sun Mar 19 12:00:05 2006
I need a copy of the obituary from February 1973, for my uncle Herman Dupre WILEMON. He died on February 19th at his home in Chattanooga, TN and is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, where his name is spelled Herman Dupres WILEMON. I will appreciate anyone responding to my request.


Doris Thu Mar 23 09:18:54 2006
I am searching for information on Lewis MONTGOMERY of Hamilton county TN, who is listed in the 1830 census. He later relocated to Murray county GA. This Lewis MONTGOMERY was born in Kentucky about 1798. His wife was Nancy, last name unknown. Any help is greatly appreciated including any MONTGOMERYs listed on earlier census.


John Kidd Thu Mar 23 10:00:40 2006
Where is Lillian KIDD, nee THATCHER buried? She died on June 10 or 13, 1942. She died in one of two locations:
Pine Breeze Sanitarium in Chattanooga of TB or at her childhood home in Soddy. The home belonged to Mrs. Laura Angeline HALL, her mother. located on Lee Pike. Her mailing address was RFD 1.
My name is John KIDD. My e-mail is: kidd6728@belsouth.net; my mail address is 6728 Vic-ar Rd, Atlanta, GA 30360. Thank you for any help you can provide.

KELSO - KINGS - African American

Thelma Hampton Fri Mar 24 20:49:31 2006
Would like to hear from anyone related to the KELSO, African race. My family came from a little town in middle Tennessee called Fayetteville, and KELSO. Most moved to Chattanooga in the early 1900s. Also looking for KINGS that are somehow related to the KELSO family. There was a Mary KELSO who passed away in the 70's. Thelma


Kathy Taylor Sat Mar 25 05:59:05 2006
James had a bank account here in the 1950's. I am wondering if any other family members were here too. If you have family from NC & SC in the MORGAN line please contact me. Thank you, and God bless. Kathy


Karen G Schirmer Mon Mar 27 10:12:22 2006
I am looking for the family of Fred Eugene CALDWELL in the 1900 census. I have located them before and after. I also need proof of the birth of their first daughter, Georgia Rhae, on 12 Nov 1898. Any assistance is appreciated.


Dianne Bacorn Tue Mar 28 07:50:18 2006
Searching for elusive parents to my great-great-grandfather, Preston Berry GALLAHER / GALLAHAR / GALLAGHER. Preston's wife, Rutha BORDEN, b. 1813, TN. and d. 1890's, Hamilton or McMinn counties? Preston b. about 1810 either in Kentucky or Jefferson or Roane County, TN. Lived in Hamilton, McMinn, Roane, Monroe and Meigs counties! (After he was hatched out of an egg somewhere!) Preston's parents might have been from Kentucky or Virginia. Don't know his parents names. Possible siblings to Preston: Thomas, G.W., and 'son.' That's all I know. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Dianne yelobird@pine-net.com


Christine Simmons Wed Mar 29 14:52:11 2006
I am looking for anyone with information tracing back the CLAYTON family in Soddy-Daisy.


Richard Thu Mar 30 16:09:02 2006
I would like to request a birth index lookup of Grace SMITH, born on 3 Jun 1923, in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN.

Unfortunately, I cannot confirm the names of her parents, as she seems to have fabricated them as an adult on her later marriage applications in Ohio. (They changed slightly each time.)

For what it might be worth, the last two marriages (of three) listed her parents as: William / Bill SMITH and Daisy M. WELCH / WALSH

(Her first marriage license application where she was likely underage and could not gain parental consent listed her parents as "O'Neal SMITH and Nancy HODGIN".)

Thank you very much for your time and assistance.
Richard Martin


Linda Thu Mar 30 18:06:55 2006
I am searching for these DOYLE families who lived in Hamilton Co. TN in the 1950s and up.
Mike DOYLE family in Soddy Daisy, TN.
Malissa MYERS who lived on Glass Street in 1944.
Rosie DOYLE to Fred C BARNES lived in Chattanooga, TN
Rosie DOYLE ELLIOTT who lived in Chattanooga, TN, 50 and up.


Brenda Blessing Fri Mar 31 01:44:48 2006
Seeking any info on Henry Warren BLESSING or his brothers, John, Samuel, or Bedford Claude. Time frame is 1900 in the Chattanooga area. H W lived on Stringer St, Samuel in Red Bank, and BC in Grundy Co. Thanks in advance.

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