Jul - Sep 2006 Queries
Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Sandra Williams Mon Jul 3 10:39:15 2006
Looking for the family of Jackie CASE. She is the daughter of Mable (STOMBAUGH) and Orlando CASE. Had a son - Reed Curtis SHAYLOR. Living in Chattanooga in 1967.


Traci Autry Fri Jul 7 22:33:30 2006
We are searching for my husband's family, we know little about them. We know of Fred William AUTRY Sr. He was married to Mattie Louise (BYRD) AUTRY, both are deceased and died in Chattanooga. We know Fred Sr. had at least 2 brothers, both deceased. Bill and Floyd. Fred Jr was my husband's dad and he died in Marietta GA. Fred Jr. had 2 brothers Donald and Gene, both died in Chattanooga. He also had 3 sisters, Doris who we think died in Fort Myers FL. Anita and Alice both are still living we believe. We are looking to reconnect with the family. Thanks! Traci Autry


Marshia Vance Sat Jul 8 08:40:41 2006
I am looking for infomation on William Bradford RAMSEY born in 1825 in TN. He married a Catherine COLBERT or TOLBERT in 1851. There children were: William Preston; Armintha; Mary C.; Catherine; Susan; Carman; Louisa Eveline; Amanda Jane; Samuel P.; Martha Ann; James L.; Elizabeth; Hamilton Brown; Sarah Francis; Cara Polly. I believe the RAMSEY family was from the Hamilton County, TN area but moved to Stone County, AR around 1846. I would appreciate any information.


Regina GRIDER Pipes Sat Jul 8 15:01:05 2006
I just received the death certificate of Derotha Ida SMITH dob Jan. 21, 1871 and dod July 12, 1952. It states that she died at home in Hamilton Co., Tn. Her parents were Jessie and Martha COOLEY both born in Meigs Co., Tn. The person that gave the information was Tim SMITH of Pikeville. Can anyone give me information on this family?


Marjorie Matthews Sun Jul 9 04:30:45 2006
I am researching the CARD family who settled in Northern Hamilton County in the 1800s. - especially Edward Shannon CARD's family. He was my great-great-great grandfather. The family split during the Civil War and I am looking for each branch.
Also the family of Owen Franklin CARD, Sr.


Ruth Guest Tue Jul 11 18:37:41 2006
Am searching for info. on the James FOX md. Martha Cordelia RAULSTON family. They resided in Rhea Co. for many years and moved to Hamilton Co. after 1910 and are buried in Mt. Vernon Cem., Sale Creek. Their children: Annie b. 1882, Belle b. 1883, Alice b. 1885, Poindexter (Deck) b. 1889, Daniel b. 1892, Charles b. 1895, Ethel, Vivian, and Warner FOX. James and Martha and several children are buried in Mt. Vernon Cem.

Also, seeking info. on William Columbus LINE and wife, Sarah Ann RAULSTON who are buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. They md. 1889 Rhea Co., TN. and moved to Hamilton Co. after 1900. Their ch: Flora, Earnest Warner, Blanche, Courtney, Rixey (dau), Lillie Belle, Robert and Andrew LINE. Will happily exchange information.


Paul Cox Wed Jul 26 15:13:59 2006
I would like some information on Phillip COX. He is listed in the Hamilton, County 1840 cenus. Thank You


stephanie cates Thu Jul 27 05:07:24 2006
I am trying to find the family of Alamanca MORGAN born 1852 died in Hamilton co.Tn in 1935. His wife was Emma unknown born in AL. 1854 died abt 1898 in Marion co. Tn. Their kids were: Thadius born 1876; Allie born 1878; Della born 1879; Tina born 1882; Grover born 1885; Edward born 1886. They moved to Marion co. Tn from NC abt 1875, later on moved to Hamilton co. Tn. Alamanca and wife Emma supposely buried in Ladd cem. Any help or information would be greatly appreicated. Thanks.


Lona Brannon Fri Jul 28 20:22:12 2006
I am seeking info on Aaron BRANHAM b abt 1832 Roane Co, TN; fought with the 2nd TN Inf (US); d 9/22/1877 Hamilton Co, TN; bur Chatt. Nat'l Cem; mar 11/19/1854 Catherine Freeman b abt 1830; d 01/01/1901 Hamilton Co, TN; bur Forest Hills Cem. Known child: Margaret, possibly a son. In Hamilton Co, they lived on what is now Broad St. I would very much like to share info with anyone who may have additional info including descendants. Lona Brannon


Rita Bryan Mon Jul 31 14:21:46 2006
Seeking information on Oliver RAMSEY b. c. 1883, m. Edna PORTER, Daniel J. RAMSEY b. c. 1854 m. Temperance, and Sol RAMSEY b. 1804 m. Catherine. Oliver had children Lillian, Dorothy and Raymond, all of Hamilton Co. Death place of his parents Daniel and Temperance is unknown, and any siblings of Oliver are unknown. The family moved from NC to GA in early 1850's, and to Hamilton Co. about 1880. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Carolyn Bowers Tue Aug 1 09:52:33 2006
My 4great grandparents (Tavner and Cynthia (LEAGUE) MARTIN were members of Lookout Valley Primitive Baptist Church in the early 1800s. Per information on the Internet, as of a few years ago, services were still held at the location twice a month. Are Sunday morning services still held there?

If it is impossible for me to be in the area for a Sunday morning service, is it possible that someone could open the church so that I could go inside--for a few minutes--and see the scroll that reportedly contains the names of my ancestors. We plan to go through Chattanooga sometime this month, and we would stay overnight if necessary.
Many Thanks!
Carolyn (Martin) Bowers


Paul Cox Tue Aug 1 16:11:15 2006
I need information on Phillip COX. He is listed in the 1850 cenus for Hamilton, County.


Jack Maddox Tue Aug 1 19:01:54 2006
Looking for information on John LATTY / LATTA, Lewis TYNER, Edward WALLS. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You


linda shepard Fri Aug 4 12:51:57 2006
Looking for any information on John SHEPARD born Hamilton County TN abt 1800-1818. Married 1835 (Veronis). Sons - James Francis Marion, Columbus Monroe, George William and Leon Adolphus. Possibly a dau - Elizabeth


Earline Young Sat Aug 5 14:36:47 2006
I am seeking any information possible for Jobe McKinley CARROLL bn 1896 and died in 1941. I found him (I think it is) in the 1920 census in Hamilton County living in Civil District 3. It looks like it is on Retro Rd. Can anyone locate that road for me? Jobe is living as head of household he is single and his mother Mary is living with him.

I am also told that he served in the military, possibly WWI.
Hope someone can help.


maria gann Mon Aug 7 15:36:23 2006
Seeking info on Elmer L. GANN.


Susie Tune Fri Aug 11 10:57:26 2006
I have hit such a brick wall. I'm searching for William COOK, who perhaps was born in TN or SC. One of my records actually states NC, but I only have one record that states this. He was my great-great-grandfather. There are just so many William COOKs out there. Here is what I have on him:
William COOK 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 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 g-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 marauders 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.


RICHARD MCPEAK Fri Aug 11 12:15:51 2006
I am a desecent of these lines and have been told that we are part Native American. Trying to trace it back. Any help would be gladly appreciated.


Gary Parker Tue Aug 15 14:48:22 2006
My gg-grandfather Solomon W. PARKER was in Hamilton Co. Tn. in 1870. His wife, Missouri (COX) THOMAS was with him and they were both listed on the 1870 Tn. census.The only reason I know that they might have been there would be that they had family there. I don't know how long they were there. He also had a daughter Missouri Melissa (PARKER) HALE and her husband Rufus who were there in 1860. If there is anyone who has any info on these people please contact me. His occupation was listed on the census as a "sawyer". I do know that he had worked in and around sawmills as a profession. Gary Parker


dorothy Thu Aug 17 20:08:52 2006
My ggrandfather was from Soddy, TN. His name I'm not sure of the spelling - Wyley or Wyle POSEY. His wife was Josephine. Children - William Issac, my grandfather, Wyley, Author, Bob, James. Sisters - Sarah, Edna, Beaty (not sure on the spelling of her name).
My grandfather William POSEY moved to Bell Co., KY and his brother James, too. Bob moved to Harlan County, KY.
Please does any one know this family? Thanks so much. Dorothy.


Shannon Nye Fri Aug 18 10:20:36 2006
I believe Myrtle MACON / MASON was a Cherokee Indian woman and Louie LEMING was my grandfather, which would be Myrtle's son.


LINDA Sun Aug 20 18:13:27 2006
When did GARNERT Studio go out of business at 714 1/2 Market St. Chattanooga, TN. I know in 1925 they were not there.


Dan Hyde Tue Aug 22 21:59:50 2006
Looking for any info on Alex and Nancy HYDE / HIDE.They are on the 1850 census with their 3 children, but in 1860, they aren't to be found, and the children are scattered. Death perhaps?
Any info would be appreciated.


Anna Williams Mon Aug 28 07:15:13 2006
I am looking for someone who was connected to a James Lee MITCHELL who was married to a lady named Addie.The MITCHELLs I am looking for changed their names from McCLEANN to MITCHELL. James mother and father was from Madison County Alabama. That's where James was born but he and his wife had moved to Hamilton County Tenn. James father's name was Ruben MITCHELL and his mother's name was Tennie MITCHELL but her maidian was NAPPIER. Her father was John NAPPIER They are listed as Mullatto or colored. If this rings a bell with someone please contact me. Thank You Anna


Barbara Morgan Mon Aug 28 10:47:23 2006
I am looking for the date of Betty COLEMAN death and her place of burial. She was burned to death in the late 50's or early 60's in Chattanooga. Her father's name was Tab and she had a twin brother they called Bobby.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Barbara Morgan


Donna Hansford Tue Aug 29 13:52:34 2006
My grandfather was George Carrol DENTON. I have always heard that he owned a store in the Shallowford area near Hamilton Place. When the depression came he couldn't stand to turn people away so he left the store, purchased land in Birchwood, and started farming. Can anyone tell me anything about this store? His mother was Indian (Minerva JENKINS), father John DENTON. They owned a lot of property in the same area but lost it due to taxes. Can anyone help confirm this?


Barbara Morgan Thu Aug 31 11:32:03 2006
I am trying to find out if there any relatives living in Chattaooga that are kin to William T. Nellie, Winifred, Martha, Joanne, Marie, Betty and Bobby COLEMAN. If there is I would like to communicate with you, as my side to the family has lost connect with them. My Father Hubert (Cobb) McCULLOUGH was Nellie COLEMAN's brother.
Barbara Morgan


Arley Roberts Thu Aug 31 21:05:28 2006
Looking for marriage of William HARDIN b 1851 & Mercilla ?, my gf & gm. Looking for her maiden name place of birth &date. My mother thought her name was Massie GRANDSTAFF the marriage date is in 1870's His father was Francis Henrie HARDIN. A bro. Enoch HARDIN was a noted gunmaker of Hamilton Co. thanks


rebecca Fri Sep 1 19:13:07 2006
I have keloid skin, and the asian shovel teeth. I was told growing up that we were black dutch. How do I list myself as Melungeon. What are other things I need to look for?


Jill Tue Sep 5 08:04:06 2006
Wondering if anyone would go to Forest Hills Cemetery St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN to taken some headstone photos for me. I have one very old photo and would like some color shots plus I have identified other family members there. The Williams family plot - Section 3, Lot 207 Williams -- George and Mable, John and Annie and Tillie, and Leona, this is the one not very good b/w photo I have. All other family members I do not have any photos of headstones.

Here is the information I have:
I believe the numbers are from the cards at the cemetery (copies of the cards would be very valuable to me)
Mrs. J. H. Williams (Annie) #6470
Christina Pearl Shank #12923
John Henry Williams #15245
Tillie Williams #19277
Mabel S. Williams #28371
George E. Williams #28371
Leona Mae Williams Marterre #34672
Not sure of the lots and sections for:
Mrs. Louis R. Stein Jr. #25031
Mrs. Hannah Shank Frizzell #19518
Althia (Allie) Simms Williams (wife of John/Jack Williams)
Penelope Williams

NUMBER: 1318
DECEASED FIRST NAME: INFANT OF J. H. (Would love to know the name if there was one)
Thank You


Angie Begley Wed Sep 6 21:38:10 2006
I am looking for the father of Simon Peter CARNES. Simon Peter CARNES had brothers named Shem, Joseph, and John. I have reason to believe that Simon's father's name may have been James. I know that Simon Peter was born in Murray County Georgia and later moved to Hamilton county and later died in McMinville Tennessee. Simon Peter's 1st wife was Sarah RICE. Their children were Jesse Leonard CARNES, Jim, Edward, Bob, Flaunnie, Connie, Lizzy, and Aubury or Orb. Simon Peter was born in 1879 and passed in 1968. Any information would be appreciated! Thank you


Marina Thu Sep 7 10:21:59 2006
I'm looking for information on Alfonzo DRAPER, he was married to Betty DRAPER in Chattanooga, Tenn. He later married Otealia DRAPER in 2004.


Mrs. Pansy Smith Thu Sep 7 17:22:26 2006
Looking for: Albert E. STUDARD - born after: 1937 in - Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Father: John Arthur STUDARD
Mother: Grace Lee (STILES) STUDARD
Brother: John A. STUDARD - May 16, 1937 + July 22, 1971
Last known address: 1983 - Pinellas County, Florida
Albert E. STUDARD left Florida for Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was in the Army as a young man.
If you knew this family, or know the current residence of Albert E. STUDARD - please contact me.


tim morgan Sat Sep 9 21:57:45 2006
All of these are TRANTHAM ladies that married these men with these last names in Hamilton co. TN. The TRANTHAM ladies father was David TRANTHAM that came from Haywood co, NC. Their mother was Sarah PRICE also from Haywood co, NC. They also had 3 sons, Harrison, Millard and Gus. I am tryin to contact any of their descendants . They were living in Soddy Daisy in 1910,1920 and 1930. My Mom is a descendant of David's first marriage in Haywood co, NC. If you know these names ask them to contact me through my email. ps We had the TRANTHAM reunion on 09/14/2006 in Haywood co, NC. Thanks


Darlene McClendon Wooten Thu Sep 14 09:36:33 2006
I am looking for information on Merrill / Marl B. / Merl McCLENDON and Betty / Bettey OLDHAM - my grandfather, John Lafayette McCLENDON (born: May 1, 1893 Died: October 9, 1968) was their son. There is alot of confusion with the family information - because John was 7 years old (the youngest child) when his mother died. The confusion is that after lots of research his mother could have been listed incorrectly on his death certificate.

Merril B. McCLENDON (according to 1900 Census) Merril had been married 4 years to "Eliza J." and John was 7. in the 1910 Census - Merril has now been married 13 years and now shows a daughter "Hannah" - age 9.

My grandfather (John McCLENDON) - true blood brothers and sisters are: Dennis R. McCLENDON (b: 9/1875 - d: 12/1/1935), Margaret Addie McCLENDON (married Thomas NARAMORE), Matilda McCLENDON (married Lavander SIMS) Half sister: Hannah married Lester "Bo" ABLES.
If you have any information - of parents, grandparents, etc - it would be so helpful - we can not locate whom "Eliza J." was and can not locate further information on Betty OLDHAM - where she is from, parents, etc.
Thanks so much! Darlene McClendon Wooten (Kennesaw, GA)


Amanda Phillips Sat Sep 16 17:42:49 2006
My cousin was said to have had an accident and passed away there on Aug. 8, 2001. My family and I would like a copy of her obituary or even just know her cause of death. She was raised by her father and her mother didn't even know of her death until a few days ago. Her name was Katrina WHEELER, she was born on May 5, 1975. I would appreciate if you could let me know something if you can. Thank you so much for your time.
Amanda Phillips


marsha grimes Sun Sep 17 11:33:19 2006
My father, Washington FLENOY, was a preacher. Born November 6, 1899 or 1900. Ministered and founded First Baptist Church of Bozentown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I need as much information as possible on him. I tried to obtain information years ago at the National Archives in DC as I live here. The information based on his father Henry FLENOY is obsolete because of possible fire during the Civil War.

Washington FLENOY was also the founder and preacher of Mt. Paran Baptist Church for 50 years, in Chattanooga. Had the nickname of John the Baptist. Last church pastored, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Park Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee

I know virtually nothing about my fathers' family. We have some descendents living. My eldest sister Hazel (FLENOY) Whatley Ponder lives in Tampa Florida. She is 79 years of age. I am 52 living in Washington DC.

Please help me. I am not in the position to spend a lot of money. Can you help me with free agencies for locating? My address is 1516 Oates Street NE Apt 21 Washington DC 20002 if you need to send information. I would greatly appreciate it.
Marsha A. Grimes kesmar503730@yahoo.com


Karen Rust Sun Sep 17 13:07:06 2006
I am searching for the birth record of my grandmother, Christie Hazel (BEELER) WEBER. She was born in Hill City, Tn. and married in Chattanooga, Tn. to William Noble WEBER.


mildred sims Sun Sep 17 19:11:28 2006
My father was James William SIMS. He worked for a while at the old TNT Plant. If you have any info please let me know.


jan jackson Sun Sep 17 20:12:58 2006
looking for information on Debora (HARRIS) LOVELADY. She married Joseph LOVELADY. They moved to Green Co., AR.


Bob Foster Wed Sep 27 10:47:33 2006
Could someone check the 1850 census, pg. 435, and look at the family listed as FASLER on the census index. Is this a typo that should read FOSTER?

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