2001 Queries
James County Tennessee

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Linda Thompson Sat Jan 13 12:59:56 2001
I am seeking any information on my grgrandfather James GRISHAM. He was born August 16,1878 and died February 20, 1917 (as per his death cerificate). His father was William GRISHAM and his mother was Luvena STEELE. They lived in Apison at the time of his death. He married Oleva LAWSON, born around Aug. of 1885. She was also called Ollie. She was the daughter of John LAWSON and Mary ROLLINS / RAWLINGS.


emmett rice Sun Feb 4 13:46:58 2001
I am seeking information on William FITZGERALD and his son, Samuel FITZGERALD who lived in James County at Ooltewah sometime after 1840. William FITZGERALD reportedly died there in 1850.
Emmett Rice - ERice45417@aol.com


WANDA Fri Mar 9 20:01:53 2001
Trying to find out information on any of these surnames related to me. They lived in Cleveland, Riceville, Greenville, Charleston. Any information be appreciated. Thanks, Wanda


Rev.Dr.Ralph Garlin Clingan Thu Mar 15 18:22:19 2001
Seeking copy of marriage license issued Birchwood, James County, 4 September 1895 for Samuel Jefferson CLINGAN (10 Dec 1876, Meigs County,TN), son of David CLINGAN and Martha GROSS and Nancy Jane IRWIN (her original name may have been Mary Jane IRWIN), (13 October 1876, Meigs County, TN), father was John IRWIN.
The names of her parents on the marriage registry or license will resolve who were her parents & where they lived; trying to trace back from grandmother. Thanks for your help! Doc Clingan, RGClingan@Juno.com


shirley pettit Fri Mar 23 04:35:23 2001
Any family of Lace McCLANAHAN from Birchwood, James Co.,married a Linda SMITH. Daughters, Lillie A, Rachel [my greatgrandmother], and Ethel. Son Will L. and grandson James B Combs.


Anne Wilson Fri Mar 23 12:38:27 2001
Looking for info on family of Andrew LONG (Andy) born Feb 1861 in TN and in James County on 1900 census with wife Rebecca SHROPSHIRE and children. Andy died about 1904/05 so no death info available. I have SHROPSHIRE info and would be willing to share. Anne Wilson


Linda L. Dickey Thu Mar 29 05:24:18 2001
Seeking information on any SWISHERs that lived in James County and Hamilton County 1840 - 1900. Would like to hear from descedants of Michael SWISHER b. abt. 1770 died abt. 1850, had sons, Henry R. SWISHER, Jesse G. SWISHER and Samuel F. SWISHER.


Kaye Sinclair Sat Mar 31 20:22:19 2001
Looking for Fielder EARL(E)Y 1st wife Talitha ROE ? died ? McMinn 1870-1880? second wife Espy McCORMACK (just found out she died in James in 1916 can anyone look up her death cetificate #387 for me? Fielder and Talitha were in McMInn in 1870- Espy was housekeeper. in 1900 Fielder and Espy were in James with children 3 of the 4 living children census states they had 13 anybody know this family.....


Nadine McWain Wed May 30 16:04:42 2001
Looking for William DAVIS that lived in Daisy,Hamilton County, Tennessee. He was married twice.his second wife was Lizzie WILSON. His father was Sam and Mary CARSON according to his death certificate. William was found in the 1900 James County, Tennessee census. If someone knows this family and where they can be found plese let me know. Thanks Nadine.


Mildred Madison Sat Jun 9 21:48:54 2001
I know there are some CRUMLEY families buried in different parts of Hamilton County. One is my g-greatgrandfather, Henry Morgan CRUMLEY. He is buried in the Concord Cemetery. There are some buried in the Greenwood Cemetery that I don't know about. If anyone knows anything about them, please notify me. Thanks


Joyce Kent Tue Jun 12 19:07:24 2001
I am searching for info on Isaac BAILEY who married Beulah BERRYHILL. They both were born in TN. Their children were Inez, Clyde, Ira,Estell and Blanche. I have this family on the 1910 and 1920 census for James/Hamilton Co, TN. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, J Kent


April Thu Jun 21 12:24:35 2001
Hello I am looking for my grgrandmother. Her name was Ida Bell CARDEN. Her maiden name was ROBINSON. She was born on 3/11/1878 and died on 7/16/1917. She married a James Marion CARDEN. On my grandfather's birth certificate it say he was born at 512 Camdren Dr in James County TN . He was only 8 months old when his mother passed away. Anyone who can give me even the slightest bit of a lead I would appreciate
thanks in advance, April


Georgia Mathis Cummons Sat Jul 14 13:23:17 2001
James Kitchen MATHIS was born abt 1820 in TN and died in 1871 in Hamilton/James Co, TN. He married Malissa B. McDONOUGH abt 1840. Malissa was from Bledsoe Co, TN, the daughter of Andrew McDONOUGH and Sarah "Sallie" KELLEY/KELLY. Andrew and Sallie are in Hamilton Co, TN in 1850. They lived in Apison. Prior to Hamilton Co, Andrew and Sallie lived in Bledsoe Co, TN. James K. and Malissa MATHIS first show up in Murray Co, GA in 1850, by 1860 they are in Hamilton/James County. They have the following children:
Sarah b. 1842 d. 1842
Twins b. 1844 d. 1844
Enoch Andrew b 1847 d. 1907, mar Amanda Monroe Thrower
John Austin b. 1849 mar. Martha O'Dell and Mary E. Jackson
Isaac Newton b. 1852 d. 1888 mar Didema Ware, Maggie Brock
Pauline Scott b. 1855 d. 1890
Alexander Scott b. 1857 d. 1906 mar Louise Mathis (cousin)
James Monroe b. 1861 d. 1915 in Pond Springs, Walker Co,GA
William Clark b. 1864 d. 1864
Alonzo M. b. 1866 d. 1954
Lafayette b. 1868 d. 1913 mar Minnie Jones, Nancy Jane Allen.

James K. MATHIS is supposed to have come to Marion Co, TN as a small boy and grew up there. All his children are recorded as being born in Hamilton Co, TN. Alexander Scott MATHIS married his cousin in 1881 in Hamilton Co, TN. The story goes that Louise moved from either Sequatchie Co or Sequatchie Valley to Chattanooga. Louise is listed with her father, John F. MATHIS, in the 1880 Hamilton County census.

If anyone knows of this family please email me.
Thanks, Georgia Mathis Cummons - cummons2@cs.com


Susan Kendall Fri Jul 20 18:09:55 2001
According to the 1910 James County census, my great-grandmother, Mary WELCH, was listed as a "cousin" living with James M. and Elsie McCLANAHAN. Mary was about 20 at the time, James was 35 and Elsie was 34. I do not know anything about the McCLANAHAN's and I'm hoping someone can tell me more.
Thank you. Susan Kendall - SusieQ1160@aol.com


Anita G. Snow Sat Aug 11 17:36:11 2001
I am seeking information on the following individuals with SNOW surnames who were in the 1880 James Co. census index:
SNOW, Benj. F. age 18 black James Co. record 307
SNOW, Jess age 21 black James Co. record 310
SNOW, William age 60 black James Co. record 318

A lookup from the 1880 James Co. census and/or any information about these people and their families will be greatly appreciated.
Anita G. Snow, Tualatin, Oregon, gayle.snow@gte.net


Gene Lowe Mon Aug 13 17:33:30 2001
Would like information on Jane T. WOLFE b.1849 d.1894
Also Nellie REED. Thanks.


Truett W. Crumley Sr Sun Aug 19 13:53:16 2001
I am looking for info which would list the parents of this John CRUMBY who was born s/w in north Georgia in 1827. He fought in Civil War CSA in the Army of Tennessee. He married Stacy Emeline HUFSTADLER on 2-6-1866 in Hamilton Co., Tn (formerly James Co.). John died on 11-6-1890 and is buried in the Confederate Cemetery in Hamilton Co.. I desperately need to know who his CRUMBY (CRUMLEY) parents were. If someone could supply this info, please e-mail me at twcsr@earthlink.net Truett


Margaret Vance Webb Sun Sep 23 12:32:54 2001
Need info on Thomas BLAIR, early settler in James County. His wife, Hannah STONE, had family in this early county: Ezekiel STONE, father and brother, William STONE.
Would appreciate data. margowebb@aol.com


Glenda Rowland Fri Nov 2 22:48:49 2001
I'm looking for information on any ROWLAND or ROLAND families who lived in James Co., TN. Please contact me. Thank you.


Karen Cotton Wed Dec 12 15:12:11 2001
Any information on Solomon ROMINE family?

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