Jul - Sep 2007 Queries
Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Glenna Stanhouse Mon Jul 2 12:31:58 2007
I am searching for the biological parents of my Grandmother, born Emma MOUNT in Ooltewah, TN, either January 20, 1902 or 1903. Emma and George (born January 20, 1901) were taken to an orphanage in the area by their father. Their mother had been pregnant with twins, as family legend has it, but had died in childbirth. No one knows whether the twins survived. Emma and her brother George were taken in by a couple named James and Annie GLEN at the ages of 2 and 4, respectively, and raised in the Graysville/Dayton area. George kept the name MOUNT into adulthood, but Emma used the name GLEN on her marriage license. There is no record of a legal adoption in Nashville records (Dept. of Children's Svcs.). Emma married Joseph VARNES 4/26/1919 and had 5 children, one of which was my Mother, who has asked me to research this for her.


Frank Coffey Sun Jul 8 13:18:27 2007
I need to find out when John POLLARD died. I was told he fell dead on the court house steps in Chattanooga. My dad was born in 1914 to John POLLARD and Lucie HANSSARD and was adoped out after that. I feel that when John POLLARD died that was the reason. He found his sister still living in Chattanoga in 1945 her name was Thelma Winfried POLLARD.
thanks for any help, Frank Coffey
email fcoffey_jr@bellsouth.net Ph: 205-647-5062


Phyllis Rhoads Mon Jul 9 12:51:52 2007
HATFIELD: Looking for a death record for Andrew David (A. D.) HATFIELD died between 1900 and 1910 in Hamilton Co. He is buried in Granny Walker Cem. Also, looking for a marriage record for him. He married Susan M. YOTHER (daughter of William Wilson YOTHER and Melissa HEAD).
HATFIELD, Mary Melissa: Looking for a marriage record for her. She married Will TAYLOR aprox 1905 in Hamilton Co.
HATFIELD, Luerelia: Looking for marriage or death record. She appears in the 1900 census in Hamilton Co as the daughter of Andrew D. HATFIELD and Susan M. Her birth date is May 1887. She does not appear in the 1910 census with the rest of the family. I do not know if she died or married between 1900 and 1910.
Andrew David HATFIELD was my great, great grandfather on my dad's side.
Any help woulld be appreiciated.
Phyllis Stapleton Rhoads


Peggy Towns Tue Jul 10 12:30:19 2007
Looking for descendents or information on Arthur HARWELL. I believe he died in Chatanooga around 1966. He was born in Giles County, AL around 1880. HIs wife was Henrietta HARWELL and had sons, JP, Edgar, Thomas, Grady; two daughters Bessie and Annie.


jo davis Thu Jul 12 00:57:55 2007
Need information on Joie Mae WOOLUM who attended nursing school cir 1922-23 give or take a year either way. A Miss LACKET, think this is right, in 1922 was head nurse. Other names are Miss KRISPIN also think these people were also there Dr. McAlister a Miss Lucile NORTON, Jean TURNER. This would have been in Chattanooga.


jo davis Thu Jul 12 01:22:58 2007
Mrs. J Robert JOINES announced the marriage of Mr and Mrs JOINES in Cleveland Tenn. on July 26, 1930. Announcement was in The Times this past week. The bride 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 Chattanooga. Mr. JOINES who is now with the Chattanooga Radio Co and is a registered pharmacist. The bride and groom were complimented with a dinner party at Lookout Club, given by Mrs. C L Appleton of Brooklin, Mass. formerly of Chattanooga,Tn. Need any info on this I can get.


jo davis Thu Jul 12 01:28:38 2007
I have a picture taken on Sunday June 15 1947 at Valmead White Hall, Maryland. It is of two gentlemen. The father is Herman SCHWARTRZ or SCHEUTZ and his son Henry. On the back is written, "Herman married to Jo (Josephine WOOLUM) 1951, lived in Chattanooga,Tn., Jo was surgical supervisor at Physician and Surgen Hospital in Chattanooga Does anyone have any info on this?


Mary johnson Fri Jul 13 01:11:59 2007
Looking for descendants of Elizabeth (VEST) WEST. Her son's name was Ernest WEST and I know he was alive in 1971. She was from Polk Co. TN and Cherokee Co NC. Her mother was Elizabeth CLINE and her father was T W VEST who died in 1914 and his obit said she lived in Chattanooga. She married a WEST from Chattanooga area but I don't know his name. A brother George W. who moved to Montana and then Wyoming and a brother John Andy who stayed in Polk Co. Had a half brother named Charles L. who lived in Knoxville and two step brothers named STARNES and their mother was Sarah Childers (STARNES) VEST died in 1919 buried in Ducktown Cemetary. TW met Ms. STARNES when she lived in Hamilton Co. as did Elizabeth when she met her husband who lived there as well.
Any info please contact Mary at saj-johnson@comcast.net


Al Huskey Sun Jul 15 17:03:57 2007
Anyone have father of James GANN, b. ca. 1815, d. 24 July, 1903 at St.Francois Co., Mo., left Hamilton in about 1855, came first to Washington Co., Mo., then moved to St. Francois c.1888. On his pension record, 14 Dec.,1896 he mentions brother, John, in Harrison,Tn. James GANN was in the U.S.Army during Cherokee removal of 1836. He had possible sons, John, James, Joseph and Monroe and at least one daughter, Peggy, all born Hamilton Co. I think he may be related to GANNs originally from Bedford Co.,Va., but need his father and anything on his family. E-mail or post here please, Many Thanks, Al


bb Burton Sun Jul 15 17:29:47 2007
Looking for any information on BRITTs that may have lived in the Chattanooga and surrounding area. Henderson BRITT or Nola Bell BRITT.
Thanks for your help.


Anne Tue Jul 17 08:24:11 2007
I am looking for William Carroll LETNER, born in 1878 in Dayton, TN. The majority of his adult life was spent in Chattanooga. He married Edith Clara BARRINGER in 1902, and had 3 daughters, one of which was my grandmother. William died in 1936 from TB. I have had no clues to go on to find out about him. Can anyone help?


Shenika Wed Jul 18 13:40:50 2007
Looking for information on Emma GATES - O'REE. She was African American and lived on Carson Ave at the time of her death April 1960.That's the only information that I have about her.


Paul McCord Thu Jul 19 17:58:45 2007
My great grandfather was born in Hamilton County in 1886. He wrote this with his own hand. I am trying to find any information about his parents, siblings, or property. On the draft card that he filled out in 1916 he stated that he was a farmer. I am assuming that his father was a farmer also. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Linda Thu Jul 19 21:00:47 2007
I am doing research on a Janey / Janie / Nancy Jane DOYLE born 1879/1880 in Marion co TN. Janie was in Hamilton Co Tn 1920 with:
husband Fred P EXUM 38 US
Janie 30 TN
Gertrude 14 TN
Parthena 11 TN
Carl 9 TN
Vera 7 TN
Agnes 5
Ruby Jean 3 TN
Mary B 8 mons.
Irene DOYLE - Sister-in-law 20 TN

Janie DOYLE was the daughter of Columbus DOYLE of Marion co TN and Mary J ALREDGE? Then married a Robert DYKES after Columbus died around 1880 to 1890. Anyone researching this family please email me back on Columbus DOYLE of Marion Co. or his children down. Linda


Al Huskey Sat Jul 21 05:15:56 2007
Searching for the parents and family of James GANN, b.ca. 1815 Hamilton County. He married Sarah GANN, 2nd cousin, c. 1840, is listed in 1850 Hamilton census James, 27, Sarah, 22, kids, John, 8, Anderson, 6, Monroe, 4, Margaret, 2, Joseph, 1. They moved to Washington Co., Mo.about 1860. In a pension appl., 1896, James said he voluteered for service in Cherokee Removal, 1836, when about 19. Other Mo. census give his birth as 1812-1817. Sarah died before 1895, Washington Co., Mo.,J ames d. St. Francois Co., Mo., 24 July, 1903. Any help much appreciated. Al


Robert Eldridge Sat Jul 21 19:54:36 2007
My great grandfather was Jack Edward ELDRIDGE. Born Eldridge Landing TN 1870 Died 10/4/1948. Does anyone know his father?


Charles E. Carroll Sun Jul 22 11:00:42 2007
Robert Lee HORN was born in Chattanooga, TN on 11 Dec 1890 according to his WW Draft Registration. His parents were Louis P. HORN and Annie. Searching for the marriage record of Louis or Lewis Percy HORN and Annie c. 1879.


Hsblevins Sun Jul 22 14:57:32 2007
Looking for George HUGHES, born approx 1836 in TN; first married Nancy RIGGINS who died approx 1868; he then married her sister Ann RIGGINS approx 1869 in McMinn County. Family located in McMinn County in 1870; in Knox County, 1880; Rhea County, 1900.


LouAnn Tue Jul 31 06:55:14 2007
Need Look up for 1850 McKINLEY famliy.Thanks


thomas key Sat Aug 11 18:06:34 2007
Seeking birth certificate for George Alexander KEY.


thomas key Sat Aug 11 18:04:57 2007
Seeking death certificate for Lizzie MINTER.


thomas key Sat Aug 11 18:02:57 2007
Seeking info on the KEY and MINTER families in Hamilton county.


Greg Lowery Sun Aug 12 19:34:04 2007
I am looking for any information on the David R. LOWERY and Benjamin F LOWERY families. I located several spellings of the last name. The spellings I found in the Hamilton County area are: LAWERY, LOWERY, LOWRY and LOWREY. David married Rebecca C POE and had several children: Samuel C, Mary J, Volti Love, Robert Houston, Mittie A, Russell Lee and David Newton. David Newton is my great grandfather. Benjamin F LOWERY married an Eliza (unknown last name). Benjamin and Eliza had six children. Two of the children are William C and Cecil. The LOWERY family lived in the Walker County Georgia area for years before settling down in Hamilton County around 1880. I have more information on David R and David Newton. Any one with information on this family please contact me.


Lyn Mon Aug 13 14:55:38 2007
inquiring about the date of death for Juanita (SHIPLEY) PARTON RESPOE. She was my special friend and only heard throught the grape vine that she died.


Beverly Smyth Wed Aug 15 10:59:58 2007
Looking for help with Great Grandmother, Cathrine BRULOW, aka, Cathrine PARKS. Born 1869, living in Hamilton County per 1900 Census with Daughter (Exantha PARKS, age 9). Any leads, information as to who her husband(s) were is appreciated. Replies to e-mail will be answered immediately.


Phyllis Thu Aug 16 14:56:03 2007
I'm searching for information on my gggrandmother Mahala (ATCHLEY) LONG's family. Mahala's mother was Martha CHAMBERS, which m. Benjamin ATCHLEY. Martha's father was James CHAMBERS, Candy Creek, Hamilton, Co.. The years would have been in the 1700's/1800's. Thank You


Dale Apel Sun Aug 19 09:58:33 2007
Absolom Burton PHILLIPS, Leonard PHILLIPS, Eudora Ellen PHILLIPS (perhaps at 410 Beach Street in Chattanooga)
Any information on the above or their ancestors would be appreciated.


JENNIE COUNCIL Tue Aug 21 22:32:09 2007
My family has long lived in this area. Unfortunately many family relations have become forgotten or names of family members misplaced over the years.

The POEs are from the James County / Ooltewah area and the TORBETTs are from all over Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.
If anyone has information on any living POEs or TORBETTs with family from either of these areas within the last one hundred years you may contact me via my e-mail.


Marcia Johnson Caldwell Mon Aug 27 00:35:54 2007
I am looking for my family. My gggrandfather was Jesse T. JOHNSON. My ggrandfather was Marion T. JOHNSON was born 1839, Marion County, TN. and was the youngest of the family and he had 5 brothers, John & George and the other unknown, and had 6 sisters, Dora & Lodina and the other unknown. My ggrandfather Marion T. JOHNSON moved to Louisiana in abt. 1877 and married my ggrandmother Della C. BOLTON.
Is there anymore out there, that can help me.
Marcia Johnson Caldwell


Rose Mon Aug 27 10:19:25 2007
I am looking for information on any marriage records for Louis R. STEIN or his sister Rachel STEIN, of Chattanooga, who would have married after 1920.


Virginia Tue Sep 11 11:01:00 2007
I am looking for descendents or information on Zack LEA from Hamilton County, Tenessee Wife Nancy (WATKINS) LEA

1. Robert
2. Amanda
3. Jesse
4. Terril
5. Samuel
6. Elizabeth
7. Matilda
8. Carolone
9. Rachael
Any information on the ancestors would be appreciated.


Edna Wed Sep 12 13:33:35 2007
Searching for information on the Bird FRANKLIN family who lived in Hamilton County Tn. 1830, Lucinda FRANKLIN married Jesse HARTMAN. Searching for her family.


debbie Fri Sep 14 18:50:14 2007
Looking for info on my grandmother Georgia Mae HOOD born April 22, 1921. Don't know where. Her social number is from Georgia, 253-50-3166. Probably died around 1998. Lived in Soddy Daisy Tennessee in 1972. Probably in the mountain area around Montlake Drive if that is still mountain area. Lived near the mountain general store. Was half Cherokee Indian. Her last known zip code was 37404. Could have married a WILCOX, has a brother John HOOD. Has two children possible if still living would be in their late 40's to early 50s. One daughter and one son. Don't know there last names. First names only Dolly and Jerry. Thanks Debbie


Gail Mon Sep 17 19:05:19 2007
In search of Glen Steven JOHNSON or Steven Glen JOHNSON (Big John) from Soddy Daisy and Redbank area. Wife Belinda with two daughters in 1976. Served in U.S.Army in Korea 1973, Fort Carson Colorado 1974. Thanks for any help.


Kenny Haynes Tue Sep 18 09:15:21 2007
I'm looking for any information on Jackson HAINES born 1834 died 1863. He was from Hamilton county. The name "HAYNES" has been spelled 3 different ways over the years. He was married to a Ruth STOVER, her father was Isaac STOVER. She and Jackson had three children together on the 1860 census in Hamilton county. He died during the Civil War. I can't find him on anything prior to 1860, but he was born in Tenn. Thanks.


Pam Tue Sep 18 21:56:55 2007
I am looking the marriage record of my grandfather, Floyd L. ANDERSON. He is said to have married a lady by the name of Marie (unfortunately no last name) approximately April 1921 in Chattanooga, TN. Would really like to find the record to get the last name of his 1st spouse. It is said that this couple had 2 children, Robert Perry ANDERSON & James Harold ANDERSON. Would love to know more about this family.


Tina Adams Wed Sep 19 18:21:58 2007
Herbert THORNTON attended Bonny Oaks Independent School in 1920. Has anyone ever heard of this institution? He was an orphan and I thought this might be why he was there. Thanks, Tina


Z Cline Wed Sep 19 20:24:33 2007
Sidney C KLAUS operated a clothing store in Chattanooga. His brother Ben KLAUS worked there as well. His wife's name was Cora and his children were Sol and Babette [who married JOHNSON]. They were Jewish and some are buried at Ochs Memorial Cemetery.
A sister of Sid and Ben who remained in Rulzheim, Germany was Bertha KLAUS who married Leopold HAAS. Interested in contacting descendants of these families and sharing info. Z Cline


Clinton Fri Sep 21 11:30:47 2007
Seeking info on the KIRKLAND family in Hamilton County.


no good email address Sun Sep 23 19:51:25 2007
I am searching for information on William C. JENKINS born 1884 and died after 1911. He lived around Apison in old James county .


Marilyn Bartenslager Tue Sep 25 11:01:06 2007
Looking for any information on Henry C BENJAMIN and his family. Henry was born Feb 1856 in Georgia to Milton & Margaret (MOON) BENJAMIN. He married Amanda L POOLE 18 Oct 1888 in Fulton Co., Ga. Shortly after they married to moved to Chattanooga, Tn. and remained there until their deaths. They had a daughter Lenora Maud BENJAMIN born in Tn. who married a James HUFF.

Henry died in Chattanooga 2 Dec 1924
Amanda died 11 May 1928 in Chattanooga.

Thanks for the help
Marilyn Bartenslager
Greenville, Ky.

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