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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.
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.
Submitted on Sat Dec 15 21:14:02 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
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
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.
Email address is incorrect- Dawn, please contact me with your correct email address.
Submitted on Wed Aug 22 02:26:48 MDT 2001
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
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: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/z/e/l/Cheryl-A-Zelek I also have genealogical information on my families on my homepage: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/woods/3352/index.html 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.
Submitted on Sat Aug 4 00:52:48 MDT 2001
I am searching for any information on the Hasten SPEARS
Lewis County, Tennessee. I am related through Nicholas V.
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
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
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
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
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.
Email address is incorrect- please contact me with your correct email address.
Submitted on Sun Jul 22 12:01:39 MDT 2001
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