Oct - Dec 2007 Queries
Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Teresa Wed Oct 3 18:43:32 2007
Does anyone have info on Jacob HARTMAN, or the CUNNINGHAMs listed on the Goodspeed's History of Hamilton Co. webpage?
They are here, on the second paragraph as well as some who married in like the ROGERS, etc. Please see: http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnhamilt/history.htm
My email is webhikers@budget.net Thanks! Teresa


Zelia Cline Fri Oct 5 19:48:43 2007
Babette KLAUS born in Chattanooga in 1927. Would like any info concerning this descendant of Sigmund KLAUS, an German immigrant who operated a clothing store in Chattanooga.
Her father was Sol C KLAUS, she marrried a JOHNSON.
Interested in when she married, her children, burial dates and cemetery. Will share info. Thank you for your kindness.


John Boyles Thu Oct 11 12:47:14 2007
I am looking for info on my aunt Sara SULLIVAN who was married to John SULLIVAN, who moved there from Kingston in the mid 70's She had a niece named Sara NELL who I think is now a school teacher there. Last I heard she was in a nursing home and I need to find my cousin Thanks in advance for any help


Nola Baker Sat Oct 13 13:34:07 2007
I am looking for any information on a Richard "Rip" SHIPLEY. He served in World War II with my father. He and dad went to school together in Chattanooga and then joined the Navy. Dad was wondering just the other day what may have happened to him. I would appreciate any information.


Helen Sanders Sun Oct 14 17:41:26 2007
Looking for any info about Carl SHAMBAUGH, age 40, and wife Lucy, age 34, shown on sheet 7B of the 1910 federal census for Hamilton Co., Tennessee.

Most helpful would be parents names for Carl or where Carl and Lucy lived after 1910.

I can be reached at landhsanders@hotmail.com
Thank you


Betty Capson Thu Oct 18 14:06:11 2007
Looking for information on Thelma, daughter of Fred A. SMITH and Annie Kerns SMITH. She was married to Luther Eugene HELTON. She was born in Hamilton County on September 1, 1928. Any information you can give me regarding her ancestry would be appreciated. Thanks.


caevonra Wed Oct 24 07:59:37 2007
Looking for info on the McCLURE family of Soddy,TN...father James,sons Joe, George, Wm N, Tom, daughter Leila. James and my grt.grandfather were brothers.


David Gann Mon Oct 29 08:42:43 2007
Looking for information for MINYARD in Hamilton Co. They lived along west side of river prior to TVA flooding. Possibly from Sweetwater/Tellico Plains area prior to comming to Hamilton Co.


Charles E. Carroll Wed Oct 31 22:19:49 2007
Searching for information on Mary V. DUNAGAN, born c1916, and Katherine L. DUNAGAN, born c1919. Both were listed with their parents Guy and Texas DUNAGAN in 1920 and 1930 Hamilton County Federal Census.


Nick Collett Sun Nov 4 07:53:13 2007
I am looking for the mother and father of Nola (GRAY) SMITH. I have a listing as Frank David SMITH and Marian GREY SEIG b. 8-27-1914 in Chattanooga,Tennessee, although I am having no luck finding anything. Nola Gray SMITH b. 26 May 1932 Chattanooga,Tennessee, Hamilton County. If you have anything on any part of this family, please let me know!


sabrina Wed Nov 7 00:43:56 2007
I am looking for information on my fathers family, His name was Roosevelt JOHNSON, as was his dad's. Born in Chattanooga in 1932, he had a sister Mildred born in 1934, their mother was Lillie Bell LOVELESS. His father went to prison for killing a man, and she married Charley GOOSBY and moved the family to Medina Ohio. My dad ended being raised by Priests (?) in either in Ohio or TN


Mike Whalen Wed Nov 14 13:55:18 2007
Am looking for any information about James WHALEN (married to Mary DEMPSEY in May 1877 in Hamilton County). He worked as a stone mason in connection with the railroad in 1877-1878 in Hamilton County. His father in law was Patrick DEMPSEY. Any information would be appreciated.

Tyners station Chattanooga TN

Joe Roberson Wed Nov 14 19:28:44 2007
I am looking for anyone who has information Confederate soldiers that died in Chattanooga Tn in Tyners Station Hospitial from July thru December 1862.There were 155 unknown soldiers 4 have been identifed we need your help to give these soldiers a head stone


Mary Ledford Thu Nov 15 14:41:57 2007
I am looking for descendants of Stephen A. PALMER and Texanah (CALOWAY) PALMER. They came to Hamilton Co. TN from Union Co. GA. They are listed in the Hamilton Co. Census of 1900. Children were John PALMER, Andrew "Jackson" PALMER, b: 1889, Mary (PALMER) HACKNEY, b: 1892, Laura E. (PALMER) BOWMAN, b: 1895, and Annie M. PALMER, b: 1899. Stephen was a miner and died in Polk Co. TN in 1912. The place and date of Texanah PALMER's death is not known.


Kristyne King Thu Nov 15 14:42:30 2007
Kenneth Elmer DAVIS Dob: 4/37 Married Mary Ellen GODSBY Dob: 5/44 married: 1960 (Went across state lines...where?) Divorced 7/70 I have no parent names for my father. His mother I was told was a RAIL? He is the youngest of several children. His sister, maybe oldest Evelyn, and brother named Eugene (Gene) the others I don't have names for... Maybe born in 20's. All have passed away as far as I know. Evelyn lived at one time on Pearl Street Chattanooga. House was condemned and removed. Moved to Rossville Georgia (down the Street from Chatt.) At one time her mother lived with her in her Pearl Street address. Evelyn has 2 daughters (Sheila and Lisa SNYDER? married now) they are a bit older than me and a son ?. Evelyn was a nurse. Possible names Eugene DAVIS --My mother's sister says Gene had kids b/4 he died....Evelyn DAVIs, Evelyn SNYDER, Evelyn GRANT. Can you help?


Robert S. Davis Sat Nov 17 06:37:36 2007
I am doing historical research on serial killer Joseph G. RITCHEY (b. Hamilton County ca. 1839, died Newton County, Arkansas in May 1876). Joe was likely the son of Mary Ann RITCHEY (born ca. 1790-1800) and the brother of Sandford or Sanford RITCHEY (born ca. 1815).
Any help is appreciated.
Robert S. Davis, PO Box 687, Hanceville, AL 35077-0687


Kristyne King Sat Nov 17 16:31:04 2007
Finally I have found my grandparents names. Edgar Durr DAVIS born abt 1882 and Ella Mae RAIL born abt 1903 There were not many RAILS in the nation and the are all suppose to be Cherokee Indians and on the census and such. Ella had 2 sisters Edna and Ethel and 1 brother that I know of. The family is suppose to be out of Harrison. Can anyone give me any more clues??


Peggy Gunter Sun Nov 18 15:57:36 2007
Looking for any MAHANs who can trace their ancestry to the earliest MAHANs here in Tennessee. Before or just after TN became a state. Thank you very much. pagunter@bellsouth.net


Linda Conover Mon Nov 19 12:27:42 2007
I am looking for John Ervin RUSSELL born July 20 1894 (accord. to draft card) Fayetteville TN. Married Mary SIDNEY___ ca 1913.Their children were: Ruby, Mary Sue, Wm Howard and John E. Jr. Would appreciate any info on his death date and place of burial. Thanks, Linda


W. M. Gray Wed Nov 21 10:33:19 2007
I am searching for the marriage record for a Joseph C. OLDHAM and a Melissa ????. Their first child was born about Jan 1860. Research indicates they could have married in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
Any assistance will be appreciated.


Karl Burrows Sun Nov 25 16:36:10 2007
James Russell BURROWS or BURROW born 1807 married Nancy Obedience HORN. Son William Henderson BURROW born 22 Jul 1833 married Eliza Harmon COLLINS in Smith County, TX
I am trying to find any information on Great,Great,Great Grandfather. The above information is all I have and am trying to find any other items about his life. Thank Karl


Rick King Sat Dec 1 08:25:22 2007
Hi my name is Rick King. I am doing research on both the KINGs and the NICHOLS.The KINGs that I am doing research on are Dewitt KING, David C KING and a Raymond KING. Maurine WAMPLER was the daughter of Dewitt. On the NICHOLS side, I am looking for Floyd NICHOLS. Any information on the KINGs that I mentioned or the NICHOLS would be greatly appreciated.
thank you,
Rick King


ResaVickers Sat Dec 1 22:32:19 2007
Looking for information on Ida BRUMLEY (not Ada BROWNLOW) her mother is Lucy BRUMLEY. Lucy later married Lee VICKERS. Ida's obit said she had two sisters Etta Mae WATTS and Allie PARKER. Step brothers William and Fate VICKERS. Need information on Lucy and Ida's father ect.. Lee VICKERS is buried in the Poe cemetery... Ida and Lucy are at the Smith Cemetery. Hamilton Co . Thanks


Mary Ann Hime Mon Dec 3 08:05:24 2007
I am looking for information on Spencer HICKMAN who married Dorothy PARKER. She died in May of 1947.


Carol Crosby Mon Dec 3 23:34:18 2007
Am searching info on John Riley ROSS m. Nannie Jane TUCKER. This is around the 1890's.


Kristyne King Wed Dec 5 19:18:38 2007
This is an update to my previous query. My father is Kenneth Elmer DAVIS born 5/17/37. His mother was Ella Mae RAYL and father was Edgar Durr DAVIS. Ella's parents were John Samuel RAYL and Kizzie SCOGGINS. Edgar and Ella I found together on a 1920 census with older cousins (SIMS) have not found them on a 1930 census I am having difficulty with his parents... I believe Sarah I DAVIS is his mother and siblings were Leona M, William F, Addie T, and youngest Rozella. My Dad says he knew of a Uncle Fred, Aunt Trifinie (sp?) and Aunt Rosie. I am assuming these people are them no father listed dead and 1890 census is unavailable. Please if you can help contact rockytopking@msn.com put in subject DAVIS - RAYL so I don't junk your email. Both Ella and Edgar lived in James county which became part of Hamilton in 1919. Ella and Edgar had Edward, Evelyn, Eugene and Kenneth Elmer DAVIS. Ella died in 1973 and was born in 1903. Thanks for any help.


JIM EVITT Thu Dec 6 07:42:55 2007
I am doing research on the EVITT family. Any information would be appreciated.


JIM EVITT Thu Dec 6 10:46:31 2007
I am doing research of the EVITT family, would like to know what the name COULTER has to do with the EVITT name.


JACK GRAY Sat Dec 8 15:53:55 2007
Need any info on Frances Byrd LYNCH, Thomas METCALF or MADCALP, Violet LYNCH in Hamilton co. Tn abt. 1800 to 1840.
thanks for any help


Rhonda Griffith Tue Dec 11 15:51:16 2007
Looking for information about Henry Leslie GRIFFITH, Wesley and Rosie CLARK, John S. GRIFFITH, Annie GRIFFITH, Beatrice (CLARK) GRIFFITH, Warner JOHNSON, John Harvey CRISP, Elsie (CRISP) JOHNSON, Martha (CARVER) CRISP, Ronald Leslie GRIFFITH, Leonard GRIFFITH, Lillian (JOHNSON) GRIFFITH. Any information would be helpful. Thanks, Rhonda Griffith rondaveau2@aol.com


John Birchett Fri Dec 28 09:40:47 2007
I am looking for information on the REAMES family of Hamilton Co. -- in particular, my great grandparents. My grandmother was Theona Jackson REAMES who married Thomas PETTY and lived in the Red Bank area. Theona had sisters named Lucilene, Florence, Romaine, and Erma. The family may have lived in the Soddy or Sale Creek area. I do not know the first names of my grandmother REAMES' parents. Any help would be appreciated.


Wanda Fri Dec 28 10:39:57 2007
My great-great-grandmother was Sarah Jane HARBERT. She had an older sister named Lucy who married John T. KEENER and moved to Hamilton Co, TN. I am searching for any information about the KEENER family. They had a daughter Blanche that married a CLOSE and a daughter Grace that married a BUFFETT. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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