2006 Queries
James County Tennessee

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James Brooks Thu Jan 5 08:26:40 2006
I am looking for my great grandfather Elbert BROOKS or Albert BROOKS. He was born in North Carolina and moved to James County at some point. What I do know is my grandfather was Thomas Franklin BROOKS, he was born in 1864 and lived in Dist#6, James County. He lived on Standifer Gap Road. He married in 1906 to Nancy DAVIS and they had four children. My father James O. BROOKS Sr. b. 1914 was one of their children. He went to Tyner Elementry School and Silverdale High School and graduated in 1932. He married Estell M CAMP of Apison, Tennessee in 1934.

My grandfather had three brothers, Robert H. BROOKS, b. 1859, a sister Martha, b. 1961, and a brother Elebert L. b. 1866. My Grandfather's mother was Nancy J. BROOKS (I don't know if this is her maiden name or her married name)...she was born in 1837.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. There is two comments herein about BROOKS. I don't know them but if there is a connection please email me at jjbrooks84@cox.net (Chesapeake, Virginia). Thanks


ANNE L. ETHRIDGE Tue Jan 10 12:39:33 2006
I am looking for any informationi on Posey LOVELL and Reazon LOVELL. They lived around Georgetown and Friendship.


Vida Betterton Mon Jan 23 14:50:19 2006
Looking for information on the family of William SCOTT and Nancy Minerva BUSTER married 1869, McMinn Co. and lived in James Co. at the time of William's death in 1879. They were the parents of George Marshall, Tiney Malina, John H., Judson & Joseph Lee. I have located Minerva, George and John but not the other 3 children on the 1880 census. Would like to exchange info with anyone having knowledge of this family.


Reba Thu Feb 9 01:14:53 2006
Searching for any information on grandmother's (Alberta EDMONDSON) relatives who lived in Summit, TN, James County, TN 1800's. Charlie Cain EDMONDSON, Ella (CORDELL) EDMONDSON, Allen CORDELL, his mother, Lucy SALONE.
Email shiningstar900@yahoo.com
Thank you!


Bill Brown Sun Feb 12 11:37:34 2006
Would like info on any of these families who lived in Birchwood John BROWN married Adalie McCALLIE. J G BROWN married Polemlia MONGER. I think Polemia was the daughter of Henry MONGER.


Bill Lively Tue Feb 28 06:50:10 2006
Do you have information on John William LIVELY. Shows on 1880 census as living in James County. Lived in Harrison Village.
Looking for any additional information regarding death, burial.


oliver hardin Fri Mar 10 15:08:40 2006
Does anyone know where to find index of early James co Tn pioneers?
Thanks, Oliver Hardin, KY.


Sandy D. Wed Mar 29 21:54:55 2006
I am searching for information on any of the children of Jacob T. DAVIS (1848-?) and Provy A. HENRY (1853-?).

I believe they were married about 1872 in Bradley Co., and then made their residence in James Co. after that. I've found them on the 1880 and 1900 Census in James Co., 8th District. The census' look like their children's names were Nancy, Betula, Mary, Fanny, Samuel, Luin (my relative), Provy A., Lester L. and Lolo B.

If these names look familiar to you, I would appreciate any information you can share that'll point me in the right direction.
Sandy D.


kerri Collee Thu May 18 10:23:24 2006
Seeking info on Martha Catherine BAUGH b. March 12, 1849 in Cleveland. d. December 12, 1939 in Chattanooga. married George Lafayette ROBINSON Aug 12, 1878. Need info on Martha's siblings.
John V. BAUGH b Dec. 15, 1833
Elisa C. BAUGH b. Dec 17, 1835
Ronanna BAUGH b. Jan 27, 1838
Isabella Grace BAUGH b. Oct. 31 1840
Leonidus BAUGH b. Oct. 14, 1842
Louisa BAUGH b. Aug 20, 1845
William BAUGH b. Jan 20 1847
Micheal BAUGH b. Feb 6, 1851
James Holdam BAUGH b. Nov. 9, 1853
Mary BAUGH b. May 1861
Any info on any of the above would be appreciated.


Randy Bumgardner Mon Jun 19 18:12:11 2006
Looking for a James County marriage recoed for 1898 or 1899 - Moses Alexander MINCEY married to Annie May SCOTT. Any hope of finding a record or were they lost in the fires?


Jo Kaye Mesplay Thu Jun 22 13:01:31 2006
Looking for info on Wesley W. OLIVER born 1809

Civil War Veteran

JoAnn Johnson Wed Jul 5 13:33:31 2006
I am searching for the name and full true story of a civil war veteran who lived many years on the top of Grindstone Mountain in the area of Ooltewah / Apison TN. As a young girl I remember hearing of this man (can't remember if Confederate or Union) who suffered such massive injuries to his face; he chose to live alone and away from many people to spare them his terrible looks. In the 50's and 60's I hiked up the mountain a number of times (we lived just below it at the Tallant place). There are still embedded foundations apparent of a house, outbuilding, etc and turn-around circle of road. His occupation was a miller, grinding corn with grindstones, thus the name of the mountain, still. I'd appreciate any info. thanks.


JACKIE PARTIN Mon Jul 17 15:49:12 2006
In the 1880 census for James Co., TN, Andrew and Lucy KING along with children David, Lucy / Laury, Martha, Edward, Feby and Fannie are listed. I have reason the believe that my gg-grandfather Stephen N. KING was one of their older children. If anyone knows anything of this family, please contact me.


mary ann stine Sat Jul 22 19:05:19 2006
If there is any one out there that can help me fine. James DAVIS and Lucindy DAVIS. My grandpaw name is Jessie Tyler DAVIS. His brothers names are Milum DAVIS, Dewey DAVIS, Andy DAVIS, Mack DAVIS & Luther DAVIS. His sisters names are Quinnie DAVIS & Lizzy DAVIS.
This is all I know. Need help. If anybody knows please let me know. Thank you.
Mary Ann Stine, Rt. 1 Box 210, Sayre, OK 73662


R. Bourne Sat Aug 5 23:05:12 2006
I am looking for a Raymond Daniel ADAMS of Chattanooga TN. He was with the armed forces in 1961 in England. He returned that year to take care of his father who had a heart condition. If anyone knows of the family ADAMS could they contact me at my email address jessau5@skyoptic.com.au


marie Sun Aug 6 21:05:43 2006
I am looking for any info on my great grandfather, Arch GOINS. I was told he was born in James Co. in 1874 Sept 4 any info would be helpful.


Mary S. Zimmer Thu Aug 10 12:47:49 2006
Would like to know the names of the families of JAMES who lived in James County. I am searching for my ggggGranfather James JAMES. He is believed to live somewhere in Tennessee for a period of time. He had five children (Thomas Jefferson who was my ggg Grandfather, John, William, James and Nancy) Thomas was born in 1786 in Virginia or perhaps North Carolina. The family of JAMES was said to have live in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, some of these moved to Georgia, while others moved to Tennessee. My side went on from Sevier County Tennessee to Fayetteville, Arkansas and then to Cedar County Missouri and then to Indian Territory. Most of them were Baptist Ministers.
Mary S


Jo K.Oliver Mesplay Sat Aug 19 11:55:29 2006
Looking for info on Victoria or Abner OLIVER born in James county Tn. 1875 and 1876 , parents were Wesley and Mary A. OLIVER. Also looking for BELL descendants of Russell Craig BELL b: 5/13/1817 and his wife Mary Emaline (OLIVER) BELL b: 1837


Keli Mon Aug 21 10:51:48 2006
Looking for information or distant relatives of Jerusha (Judy) BLYTHE (daughter of William BLYTHE and Nancy FIELDS) was born 16 Sep 1806, and died 06 Sep 1876. She married James Timothy ROARK on 1824 in Rhea, Tennesee, son of Timothy ROARK and Sarah BOLEN.

More About Jerusha (Judy) BLYTHE and James Timothy ROARK:
Marriage: 1824, Rhea, Tennesee.

Children of Jerusha (Judy) BLYTHE and James Timothy ROARK are:
+Martha Jane ROARK, b. 04 Dec 1838, James County, Birchwood, Tennesee, d. 23 Dec 1923, Hamilton County, Birchwood, Tennessee.
Rebeccah ROARK, b. 05 Oct 1824, d. date unknown.
Timothy ROARK, b. 23 Oct 1826, d. date unknown.
John Blythe ROARK, b. 19 Jan 1829, d. date unknown.
William ROARK, b. 21 Jan 1832, d. date unknown.
Marthy ROARK, b. 04 Dec 1834, d. date unknown.
Joseph ROARK, b. 18 Sep 1842, d. date unknown.
Sary E ROARK, b. 16 Apr 1845, d. date unknown.


Cindy Tong Mon Aug 21 14:38:05 2006
Looking for info on Randall HALL married to Adeline BARNES (b. abt. 1859, TN). Great grandfather, James Madison HALL (b. Jan. 28, 1888), was their son and supposedly sole survivor of a house fire that claimed rest of family.

1880 Census in James County, First Civil District, shows Adeline (HALL), marital status single (?) living with mother, Levina BARNES, Rhoda, Betty J., Champ, James W., Sophia DOUGHTERLY, 4 yrs., granddaughter, and Jane RAMSEY, sister, age 49.

1900 Census for James County, Fifth Dist., shows James M. HALL, nephew, 12 yrs., living with James W. BARNES, [Adeline's bro.],age 28, also, William T. HALL, nephew, 14 yrs. (brother of James M.??).

Have found nothing on Randall HALL anywhere. James M. HALL eventually moved to Independence, MO in the early 1900's and married my g-grandmother, Eva METCALF. Anyone know anything about the BARNES / HALL family in this area??


Vickie Chumley Sun Aug 27 12:12:29 2006
I am trying to track down my great grandfather. I am under the understanding that his name is Doss ALLEN same as my grandfather. And to my knowledge his wife's name was Janie. I have located a Dossy E. ALLEN, who made his residence in Harrison, James, Tennessee in 1880. Which would be 2 yrs before my grandfather was born supposedly in Germantown, Tennessee.


Robert Qualls Mon Sep 11 12:45:31 2006
Are any of the records of James County back in Ootlewah in the old courthouse? The last time that I was there it seemed to be in use as a substation of sorts of the Hamilton County Government. On previous visits it had been serving as an Episcopal Church and the home office of a direct-marketing diet supplement company. Is it a valuable resource for records now?


Joe Hope Tue Oct 3 02:14:50 2006
Interested in chatting?, My folks [Joe & Gladys Hope] passed away nearly 28 yrs. ago, prior to that each yr. we would visit the Anderson Cementary. Mom's heritage [her mom Perdita (ANDERSON) GAMBLE. Dad was George GRIFFITH...on back to John ANDERSON and John THOMAS, right on 58 my favorite cuz's were Bill and Jud GROSS'. Anybody remember Malcolm and Annalou HIXSON? Aunt Ida and Uncle John down by the old school? Your roots are tough, your land is beautiful and God has blessed His people - hardworkers and generous. I love my heritage, I wish I could remember more stories, I may have some you would like. My wife and I live in Hendersonville, NC.
e-mail to joehope@bellsouth.net PS dad's from Soddy-Daisy, I'm glad I came from strong people.


Glenna Stanhouse Wed Oct 11 11:11:35 2006
I am looking for any information on Emma and George MOUNT, born in Ooltewah, TN January 20, 1902 or 1903 and January 5, 1901, respectively. Their biological parents are unknown and we would like to find information on them. Emma and George's mother died in childbirth and their father took them to an orphanage, where they were eventually taken in as boarders by James and Annie GLEN, who raised them in the Graysville / Dayton, TN area. Mr. GLEN ran the telegraph office in Graysville.


Dianne Thu Nov 16 16:54:00 2006
I am looking for the cemetery where Malinda (KIMBROUGH) LONG was buried in James County between 1880 and 1891. I have no further information other than she died in James County. In the 1880 census they were located in Ooltewah.


Anelle Melloan Sat Nov 18 10:39:47 2006
I am looking for information on Wesley and Barney / Berry DAVIS. They married sisters Nellie and Nancy REED. I am also looking for any information on their children. Wesley was born abt. 1812 and Nellie abt. 1817 in what is now present day Hamilton County, TN.
Any information would be extremely helpful.
Thank you,
Anelle Melloan


Mary Erwin Mon Nov 20 19:42:52 2006
The Tennessee Library and Archives page for Southern Claims Commission shows that the estate of William B. IRWIN, James County, filed a claim that was disallowed. I would like to learn who were the family members of this William B. IRWIN. Thanks.


Fran in CA Sun Nov 26 01:11:07 2006
My great-grandfather William "Bill" SWAFFORD was a teacher at Salem Academy in the mid-1800s. I'm searching for the history and other info about Salem Academy, as well as the specific years my great-grandfather taught there.
I'm hopeful someone seeing this query can help me find this information. Thank you.
Fran in CA


Jody Amaranto Thu Nov 30 22:17:36 2006
I am looking for a marriage record of Jeremiah STOVER and Margaret SMITH April 27, 1885; also any other info on them. Thanks.


Jody Amaranto Thu Nov 30 22:19:17 2006
I am looking for a marriage record of Jeremiah STOVER and Mary KILLIAN in 1872; also any other info on them. Thanks.


lisa johnson Thu Dec 14 18:17:30 2006
I am posting this message on behalf of Eddie McDANIEL age 59. He would love to hear from anyone from the former James County that may remember him. He was born and raised there. He is very ill and would love to hear from old friends. Thanks so much. His telephone number is 706-935-3555.

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