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Do you have County Court records for the latter part of the year 1925? It was a trial concerning Jesse Richard Duncan. Also, do you have land deed records? I am interested in one for John A. Hinson. The land was on Indian Creek. Thank You, Opal Hinson
Opal Hinson
Submitted on Wed Jan 16 12:59:36 MST 2002


I am interested in locating my aunt Mary Janet ROSS THURMAN or her daughter, Mary Jane THURMAN, whom I believe live/lived in the Hohenwald area. Any help provided in locating either of them, or information about either person, will be greatly appreciated. If a mailing address or phone number is available for either person, please forward same to me. They may be able to provide critical information about the Ross family history. Thanks much!
Pete Ross -- 1665 Sneffels St., Montrose, CO 81401
Submitted on Sun Jan 13 18:10:37 MST 2002


I am looking for a birth certificate for Benjamin Franklin DUKE, b. 1829, Maury Co., TN. I also need census of 1830, 1840, 1850 for Benjamin (Sr.) and Mordecai DUKE, both in Maury Co., TN (with children's ages). Can you tell me where I could find these? Thank you.
Kathy Riddick
Submitted on Fri Jan 11 13:01:25 MST 2002


Charles CLENDENIN estate settled in Lewis County Probate Court (1848-49). Can find no burial site;  does anyone have any document with this name on it? Land transfer somewhere.
Ann Clendenin Greer;
Submitted on Sat Jan 5 10:53:02 MST 2002


Seeking ANY information on STEVE HURST DABBS and wife JOANN POTTER DABBS and son LONNIE WELCH DABBS that are buried in the BETTY BASTIN CEMETERY in LEWIS Co. Tn.  Also willing to do look-ups in Lewis, Wayne and Perry Co. Tn. Thanks, Shirley Dabbs DuPont
-- 151 Royal Oaks, Hohenwald, TN 38462
Submitted on Sat Jan 5 07:54:36 MST 2002


My great-grandfather, Calvin Lafayette Spears, married Dora E. Haynes in Lewis County on January 16, 1879, but is he listed as Hyatt Spears in the marriage records.  I am looking for my great grandmother, Dora's, parents' names.
Teddy Adams
Submitted on Thu Jan 3 14:59:17 MST 2002


Is there a riverside cemetery in Lewis County? I need information on
the burial location of Sam THARP reportedly buried in Riverside
Cemetery.   Info on other THARPS appreciated.
William Tharp
Submitted on Fri Dec 28 09:10:41 MST 2001


Need parents of Susannah BOYD (Boid) who married Enos WELLS Maury
Co., but lived in Lewis Co. in the 1850 census. They moved on to
Orange Co. Indiana. Enos was from a Quaker family. I should like to
know if there was a Quaker settlement in Lewis County.
Jane Sarles
Submitted on Sat Dec 15 21:14:02 MST 2001


I am descended from Calvin TURNBOW. His mother was Jane TURNBOW, with
his grandfather being George TURNBOW. I heard that there was a court
document in which his grandfather, George, swore Calvin was his grandson.
Does anyone know which type of court such a document would be in? orphans? family?
The family lived in Lewis County for many years. Calvin was born about 1834.
Judy Cobin, Norwalk, Connecticut
Judy Cobin
Submitted on Fri Nov 16 01:33:46 MST 2001


Gary W. Wise has posted information on Anderson Chuchwell and his son
Jonathan Brown Churchwell.   If Gary W. Wise happens to view this query
please contact me . Anderson Churchwell was my gggfather, just
wondering if Gary Wise is a Churchwell desc also. Thanks Grover Pope
Grover Pope-- 319 E. Parkview St., Dyersburg, TN 38024
Submitted on Fri Nov 2 20:14:37 MST 2001


I am looking for any information, or maybe some one who could get a
birth certificate on either or all of the following:

William Collins Bastin b: Feb 4,1892 in Hohenwald, his father was Thomas Johnson
Bastin and his mother was Fannie Gist (information from SS Form 5).
William moved to Gary, Indiana I'd say about 1910.  I will be more than
willing to pay any reasonable cost to get this information.
Thanks so much, Linda
Submitted on Thu Oct 25 00:39:21 MDT 2001


Isn't there anyone that can do an obituary look-up?? I need the obituary of Shirley HOOD-she died in Hohenwald on January 12, 1991, at her home. She died of a heart attack. Isn't there someone in that town that can help?? Thanks
Vernie G. Smith
Submitted on Sat Oct 20 05:46:15 MDT 2001


Seeking infomation on Henry E. BAILEY. Born 1852 in Lewis Co. (I think!) Married Rachel Houze in 1868.
Jerry Bailey
Submitted on Thu Oct 18 15:24:25 MDT 2001


Looking for Census information 1850 on Boshiers.  My gggrandfather was born in N.C. but I believe lived most of his life in Lewis Co. His father died and left will in Lewis Co. That would be James Boshears (Boshiers). Can you give me what ever information any one may have.Thank-you
BJ Phillips
Submitted on Sat Oct 13 09:33:37 MDT 2001


Seeking information on David L. CODY Sr. (b. ca. 1828 VA) and Charity ___?(b. TN ca. 1824) married in Lewis Co., TN 8 May 1845. Children as of 1850 census; Sarah J. CODY age 4, William G. CODY age 3 and Mary F. CODY age 1. Who are David and Charity's parents? Are there any other children? Did they remove to Arkansas?
S. Thompson
Submitted on Thu Oct 11 00:22:36 MDT 2001


Looking for the birth record of James C. Jones Morgan born July 7, 1848 in North Columbia, TN - county seat for Maury. I want to find the parents it shows on the certificate or whatever has this information on. Thank you for your help in Lewis, TN The query does not show how to get this to North Columbia, TN. Where can I obtain information on this?
Michele Galny
Submitted on Tue Oct 9 07:56:26 MDT 2001


RICKETS, seeks information on family of JOHN W. RICKETS (b.c 1813) and wife MARY W. (b. c 1818) married in Maury Co. in 1835. Found in 1850 census in Lewis co with children WILLIAM A.(1837), CHARLES W.(1838), MELISA J. (1840), AND HENRIETTA (1849) living with them were JAMES W. RICKETS age 24 and WILLIAM A RICKETS age 22 possible brother of JOHN. Any information would be appreciated. John J. Ricketts Redondo Beach, CA 90278
John J. Ricketts
Submitted on Wed Oct 3 17:31:07 MDT 2001


I am searching for information on Stark WARREN I think he was born somewhere around 1885-1887. I'm not sure but I think his father was Hardin (hardy) warren. The only information that I have on him is that he married Frances Gadberry. thank you Barbara
Barbara Bullard
Submitted on Mon Oct 1 16:08:27 MDT 2001


Hi, I am looking for info on David Bayles born 4/22/1833. I know that he married Maryann McCabe 4/1857 in so. Ill and died there. Any info would be helpful...this is a roadblock!! thanks jody
jody boyles
Submitted on Mon Oct 1 15:32:38 MDT 2001


I am searching for a HAYES - NEWTON connection in Lewis County TN
Submitted on Fri Sep 28 05:27:44 MDT 2001


I would like to locate Carlos and Lela Holland. He was once a minister at First Pentacoastal Church in Hohenwald. They have four children: Mac, Paul, Marilyn, and Carlene. Marilyn married Gary Hensley. Paul married Erlene Jackson. Mac married Kay Bates. Please send e-mail to
Kathy Lewis Waggerman -- 8203 Landsman Drive, Austin, TX 78736
Submitted on Sun Sep 23 18:02:47 MDT 2001


jennifer helton
Submitted on Wed Sep 5 10:13:35 MDT 2001


Lewis MUEHLENTHALER born in a train car in Lewis County...was my great uncle. I'm looking to see if there are any MUEHLENTHALER's left in Tennessee. I hope to visit summer of 2002. Jake MUEHLENTHALER (born in Lewis County) was my grandpa.
Terri Muehlenthaler-Holmes -- 8311 NW 30th court, Ankeny, IA 50021
Submitted on Tue Sep 4 19:13:45 MDT 2001


I am looking for The Frenilhausen WOOD family in 1870 Lewis County. His wife was named Nancy and should have children listed named Margaret, William, and John/James. His parents were Luther & Nancy Wood. Would also appreciate knowing where they are in 1860. Frenilhausen and Nancy married in 1866 so he should still be with his parents in 1860.
Ken Marcum
Submitted on Tue Aug 28 07:32:44 MDT 2001


I am looking for African Americans who lived in Allens Creek, TN during the early 1900's and would have known Bell Carter, Stokes Hurd, Henry Potter, Rosie Hurd, Myrtle Carter or Bill Carter. My father is Edward Hurd and he was born in Allens Creek in 1915 Thank you very much.
D Hurd
Email address is incorrect-  Dawn, please contact me with your correct email address.
Submitted on Wed Aug 22 02:26:48 MDT 2001


Charles CLENDENIN's probate records are in Lewis County, filed by widow Frances HARRIS (remarried and widowed again)1847. Can find no burial site for him, only later reference for her is Harris name with Clendenin children in 1850 Lawrence County census. Any help?
ann greer
Submitted on Tue Aug 21 09:42:06 MDT 2001


There is a Hinson cemetery on highway 412 near the Lewis/Perry Co. line. Does anyone have a listing for it? If so, may I have a copy? Send to Thanks, Margie
Margie Goad
Submitted on Sun Aug 19 19:16:32 MDT 2001


BURNS, Thomas Jasper married Annie MATHENIE. date unknown. One of Thomas son's was Shirely Burns who was born in 1907 in Bells, Lewis Co. This is what is on the social security appli.  If you know of this family please contact me.
Nancy Collins --5260 hwy 54, star city, AR 71667  
Submitted on Thu Aug 16 12:55:33 MDT 2001


Jesse SMITH,  Semion SMITH, Wiley SMITH - Looking for descendents and siblings of these three Smiths listed in Lewis County Census in 1880. Jesse Smith may have been Confederate Veteran  of Biffle's 19Th Tennessee Calvary Regiment. Believe this family are ancestors of Jesse William Smith born in Lewis County 13 June 1886. Jesse William migrated to Claiborne County Mississippi before 1910. No other information is known of Jesse before he arrived in Mississippi.
Lois Champion Williamson -- 101 Beaver Run, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Submitted on Tue Aug 14 11:39:06 MDT 2001


Looking for decendants of Robert Neeley (Born 1795 S.C.) marr. Mary: Children: Wm. H. Neeley (B.1818 Maury Co.-died 1850 Lawrence Co.) marr. Sarah A. Hines; James C.Neeley (B.1819 Maury Co.-died 1894 Hickman Co.) Marr. Rebecca Hines: John Neeley (B.1824)marr.Mary C. Hines: Thomas D. Neeley (B.1824-D.1886 Lawrence Co.) marr. Mary Ramsey: They are both buried in Lawrenceburg at City Cem: Caleb Neeley (B.1827) marr. Louisa Curry: George Neeley (B.1836) marr. Loucinda Seaton: Samuel Neeley (B. 1840) marr. Minerva Rutledge: Henderson Neeley (B.1836): Rhonda A. Neeley (B.1842); This family seemed to have settled around Hampshire in the Cathey's Creek area. 1840 census in Maury Co: 1850 census in Lewis Co. 1850 census, some were in Lewis and some in Lawrence.   May have been the parts of Maury, Lawrence, that was used to form Lewis in 1842.
Ova Lee Sawyer
Submitted on Tue Aug 7 15:01:09 MDT 2001


I am looking for all descendants of the following families that resided in Lewis Co, TN from the early 1800's to the present:

Richard Jennings, b 1772 in Prince Edward Co, VA, died before 23 Jun 3 1858 in Lewis Co,TN , Father: Robert Jennings, Mother: Rachel ?Allen?, m 17 Nov 1798 in Prince Edward Co, VA to Elizabeth Whood, Parents: John And Catherine Whood of Prince Edward Co, VA
KNOWN CHILDREN: James W Jennings, Sarah Anne Jennings, Martha Ann Jennings

Henry Pollock, b 1772 in MD, d between 1850-1860 in Lawrence Co, TN, Parents unknown, m 10 Aug 1792 in Guilford Co, NC to Mary Kirkman, parents not proven,
KNOWN CHILDREN: John Pollock, William Pollock, James K Pollock, Daniel Pollock, David D Pollock, Elisha Pollock, Jonathon Pollock, Mary Pollock, Amy? Pollock.
I have extensive information on the Pollock family. Descendants moved into Lewis Co, TN.

Robert Milliken, Jr, born about 1772 in Orange Co, NC, d 26 Nov 1857 in Lawrence Co, TN, Parent: Robert and Jane Milliken, married 5 May 1809 in Orange Co, NC to Christian Turner, b 1775-1780 in Orange Co, NC, d 1840-1850 in Lawrence Co, TN, Parents: James Turner & Mary Patton.
KNOWN CHILDREN: Turner Milliken, Charles C Milliken, Harbison (may be William Harbison) Milliken. These descendants moved to Lewis Co, TN.

George Lentz, born 2 Dec 1792 in Rowan Co, NC, died 29 Mar 1844 in Lewis Co,TN, Parents: Benjamin Lentz and Rosanna Fite (both died in Bedford Co, TN), married about 1811 most likely in Rowan Co, NC to Catherine Crowell Keeling/Keelin, b 1792 in Rowan Co, NC, died after 1850 possibly in Lewis Co, TN, Parents: Peter Crowell and Mary Fraley. She is a sister of the Elizabeth Crowell who marries Jacob Fite.
KNOWN CHILDREN: Wilson Lentz, Isaac Lentz, Levi Lentz. Descendants lived in Lewis Co, TN.

Jacob Fite, b 16 Apr 1791 in Rowan Co, NC, died 17 Dec 1854 in Lawrence Co, TN (He may have died in Lewis Co, TN. Some estate papers were found in Lawrence Co but 1850, 1860, 1870 censuses show Lewis Co.), Parents: Peter Fite Jr and Barbara Hellenger/Hedenger, married Elizabeth Crowell, b 10 Apr 1804 in Rowan Co, NC, died 17 Apr 1891 in Lewis Co, TN, Parents: Peter Crowell and Mary Fraley. She is a sister of the Catherine Crowell who marries George Lentz.
KNOWN CHILDREN: Mary Ann Fite, Elias J Fite, Wesley A Fite, Arrena Fite, Jacob Fite, Jr, William Fletcher Fite, Henry Pinkney Fite, Peter Francis Fite, James Kalvin Fite, Sarah Elizabeth Fite, Leory Douglas Fite. Descendants lived in Lewis Co, TN. Some later moved to AR and OK.

August Bresbois, b 25 Dec 1882 in Alsace-Lorraine, France, d 22 Dec 1968 in Linden, Perry Co, TN, Parents: Peter Bresbois & Vanentina Anglish, m 21 Jan 1900 in Lewis Co, TN to Melvina M Carroll, b 1875 in Lewis Co, TN, d Jun 1945 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co, TN, Parents: Andrew Carroll and Sarah Jane Quillen
KNOWN CHILDREN: Gertie Bresbois, Turner Bresbois, Alice Bresbois, Rosa, Bresbois Jessie May Bresbois, Esther Marie Bresbois, Bertha Bresbois, Grace Bresbois, Pauline Bresbois, Gusta Bresbois

Young Kirk, b 7 Feb 1787 in Orange Co, NC, d 28 Mar 1850 in Lewis Co, TN, parents unknown, married (1) ??Catherine Akin??, b 20 Jun 1787 in SC, died before 1833 in Lawrence Co, TN,
KNOWN CHILDREN: Cynthy Kirk, Peter Akin Kirk, Hugh Cain Kirk, Stephen S Kirk, Robert Hunnell Kirk, Martha J Kirk. Descendants eventually scattered to TX, OK, AR and points west. Some did stay in the Lawrence/Lewis Co areas. married 1833 (2) Frances Anne Bailey, b 27 Feb 1807 in VA, d 27 Sept 1873 in Lawrence Co, TN,
KNOWN CHILDREN: Lucy A Kirk, Frances Carolyn Kirk, Mary Lucy Kirk, Rachel Louisa Kirk, William Young Kirk, Nancy Eviline Kirk, William H Kirk, Lewis C Kirk. Descendants eventually scattered to TX, OK, AR and points west. Some did stay in the Lawrence/Lewis Co areas.

Andrew Carroll, born 1835 in TN, death date unknown, Parents: (Andrew) Sterling Carroll and (Nancy) Anne Kelly, married 5 Feb 1857 in Lewis Co, TN to Sarah Jane Quillen, b 1839, Lewis Co, TN, died 1928, Lewis Co, TN, Parents: William Quillen & Jane Hinson.
KNOWN CHILDREN: John Thomas Carroll, Elizabeth J Carroll, Mary Ann Carroll, William Andrew Carroll, Martha Caroline Carroll, Joshua D Carroll, Commodore Lee Carroll, Willis Lee Carroll, Lafayette Carroll, Melvina M Carroll, James Melvin Carroll. Descendants stayed in the Lewis Co area.

William Quillen, b 1806-1807, d after 1880 probably in Lewis Co, TN, married Jane Hinson, b 1805-1807 in Montgomery Co?, NC, d 17 Apr 1881 in Hohenwald, Lewis CO, TN, Parents: Meril Hinson and Sarah ???.
KNOWN CHILDREN: Merrill Quillen, Thomas Quillen, William Quillen, Sarah Jane Quillen, James Quillen, Willis Quillen, Lafayette Quillen, John Quillen.

Stephen Carrell, b 17 Jul 1787 in GA, d 27 Feb 1846 in Lawrence Co, TN, Parents; Charles & Mary Carrell, maried 1 April 1810 in Murphreesboro, Rutherford CO, TN to Anne Locke, b 10 Dec 1792 in Rowan Co, NC, d 4 Nov 1866 in Lawrence Co, TN, Parents: Francis Locke (son of Brig. General Matthew Locke of NC, Rev War General & Mary Brandon) and Blanche Rutherford (daughter of Brig. General Griffith Rutherford of NC, Rev War General & Mary Graham).
KNOWN CHILDREN: Charles Carrell, Francis L L Carrell, Mary Carrell, James Carrell, Stephen Alexander Carrell, Anne Carrell, William Carrell, Matthew Locke Carrell, John Carrell, Margaret Blanche Carrell, Netwon Addison Carrell, Asa Carrell. These children and their descendants settled in Lewis Co and some eventually moved to points west.

Several Lewis Co familes married into my main lines. I do have some information on the following lines:
Larkin Hensley and Margaret Hinson descendants Daniel Baker and his descendants John Churchwell and Susan Elizabeth Duckworth descendants I have 5 descendancy charts located at the following address: I also have genealogical information on my families on my homepage: I am always willing to exchange information.
Cheryl Zelek -- 103 Wordsmith Court, Cary, NC 27511-6811
Submitted on Sat Aug 4 12:35:16 MDT 2001


My name is Brigette Milam I am trying to research my fathers family on his fathers side. My fathers name is Ray Franklin Milam, he was born Dec. 5, 1951 to Opal Lorraine Milam. He has told me that his father died before he was born and his mother died when he was 5 and he doesn't know any information that would help me. All he has is a picture of his father.
Brigette Milam -- P.O. Box 379, Waynesboro, TN 38485
Email address is incorrect-  Brigette, please contact me with your correct email address.Email address is incorrect-  Brigette, please contact me with your correct email address.
Submitted on Sat Aug 4 04:55:57 MDT 2001


Seeking information on Flanigan family who lived in Lewis Co. in early 1900's, and moved to Maury County. A daughter, Doris Flanigan, was married to Ashley Burns at one time.
Joe Burns
Submitted on Sat Aug 4 00:52:48 MDT 2001


I am searching for any information on the Hasten SPEARS family of Lewis County, Tennessee. I am related through Nicholas V. (Great Grandson of Hasten SPEARS). Nicholas V. SPEARS married Malinda LYNCH, in Hickman County, Tennessee on April 9, 1876. Anyone with any information on this family, please email me. I am especially looking for information on Nicholas V. and Malinda (LYNCH) SPEARS. I am trying to do a Family Tree for my Children and Grandchildren (Great & Great- Great Grandchildren of Nicholas V. and Malinda Spears). I have been searching for this entire family for over six years, and just found them one week ago today. Your help with this would be greatly appreciated. Please do not send me attachments, as I cannot open them. Thank you, and God Bless.
Joyce Spears-Wafford -- 1661 Northcrest Drive # 26, Crescent City, CA 95531
Submitted on Sun Jul 29 23:21:29 MDT 2001


I need any information about Wavey KNIGHTEN. 09/30/1913 - 11/30/1991. I may be related.
Submitted on Sat Jul 28 13:09:02 MDT 2001


Anyone out there searching Valentine TATUM who was married to Annie HALEY
Jean Tatum
Submitted on Thu Jul 26 06:51:40 MDT 2001


anyone having info on the DOWNEY family, TN Lewis Cty. possible moved there from Russellville Alabama or Muscle Shoals Alabama. John Isaac Downey married Emma Arnold? had several children Jesse, Marshall, Jonas, Clara, Guy, Howard.  Any help would be greatly appreciated
Linda Downey Wood
Submitted on Wed Jul 25 21:23:15 MDT 2001


seeking info on the DOWNEY and ARNOLD families have links to Lewis County TN. Leaving the Russellville Alabama area and residing in Lewis county
Linda Downey Wood
Submitted on Sun Jul 22 22:01:18 MDT 2001


I am interested in locating relatives of Steve Brewer and wife Lillie Thomason Brewer, William Bartlett and wife Martha McCutcheon Bartlett. They all resided in Lewis County TN around 1896. Any information is appreciated.
P. Mayberry
Email address is incorrect-  please contact me with your correct email address.Email address is incorrect-  please contact me with your correct email address.
Submitted on Sun Jul 22 12:01:39 MDT 2001


Looking for information on the following people; W.E. Brown married Nora Rany ( middle name of Nora could have been Leanna. date March 5, 1891; Any information on these Browns from Hickman, Perry or Gibson counties would be appreciated.
Linda Hamilton -- 1175 road 177 route 8, box 156a, carthage, MS 39051
Submitted on Wed Jul 18 09:49:56 MDT 2001


ROSSON, Isaac Hiram..1957 died buried Downey Cemetery ..... information on his burial place, Downey Cemetery....would like to know where it is and possibly a directional location
Sheila Rosson Berube -- 24 Reece drive, ofallon, MO 63366
Submitted on Mon Jul 16 18:42:35 MDT 2001


Paris Cooper July 11, 1819 MAURY COUNTY TN November 09, 1903 LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY - CEDAR HILL, DALLAS, TEXAS Elizabeth Jane Cooper October 03, 1819 FRANKLIN- WILLIAMSON COUNTY TN November 04, 1903 LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY - CEDAR HILL, DALLAS, TEXAS married: September 24, 1840 MAURY COUNTY TN BY REV. HARTWELL BROWN, EMEC I would like to find written documentation on these events. I am willing to pay for your time.
Gary Cooper -- P.O. Box 244, Kennedale, TX 76060
Submitted on Sun Jul 8 20:27:13 MDT 2001


LINDA HAMILTON -- 1175 road 177 route 8, box 156a, carthage, MS 39051
Submitted on Tue Jul 3 14:32:00 MDT 2001

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