Lewis County, Tennessee Archived Queries

January-May 1998


Anderson PASCHALL born Warren Co. N.C. 1824, moved to Lewis Co. Tenn. about 1851, married a Viney Rivers(marriage licence shows name as George) he was brother to my ggrandfather James Paschall that moved to Texas. Any information on his parents, brothers, sisters and families I would appreciate.
Sue Holley
Submitted on Fri May 29 10:39:02 EDT 1998


Seeking info on Samuel Reed Garner, b. abt 1812 in Maury or Lewis Co., TN. His parents, Lewis Garner, moved to FL by 1822, and then AL and MS. Samuel was the family head in an 1850 MS census that has 2 kids born in AL and 4 in MS.
Dorsey Drane
Submitted on Tue May 26 15:49:41 EDT 1998


MANNERRING BROOKSHIRE married ELIZABETH JANE WATERS in Lewis Co., TN, 18 Feb 1865. ELIZABETH WATERS BROOKSHIRE died in 1877 in Lawrence Co., Tn. MANNERRING BROOKSHIRE d. 1925 in Sebastian Co., AR. MANNERRING and ELIZABETH BROOKSHIRE had two dau ghter, M. E. and M. A. I think their names were MARGARET and MARY. The E and A were for ELLEN and ANNA, I just don't know which is which. I have no records whatsoever of the two girls. I would like to know something about the two girls. Any information on this family will be greatfuly appreciated. Cassie in Texas
Cassie in Texas -- 14512 FM 811, Centerville, TX 75833
Submitted on Sat May 16 12:45:53 EDT 1998


I'm looking for the descendents of Ward HUDGINS (b. 1911) and his sister Noy HUDGINS MOSS(?) (b. 1910). They are the children of Ida LACHER HUDGINS and Tecumseh HUDGIN S and were born in Hohenwald, Lewis County. I am descended from Ida's sister, Wilhelmina Mathilda.
Missy Gibbs
Submitted on Mon May 4 12:29:18 CDT 1998


I am searching for information on JAMES TUCKER who married my greatgrand mother IDA SMITH. 22 DEC. 1914 in LEWIS CO. I don't have any other reference to him except the 1910 Census in Wayne Co. IDA and JAM ES came to Bolivar Co. Ms. in 1927 when my grandfather Elmer Smith came. I don't have any more information on James Tucker.
Bobbye Davis -- Rte. 5 Box 38, Greenwood, MS 38930
Submitted on Mon May 4 00:35:36 CDT 1998


I am researching Richard Smith father of Josiah Henderson Smith. If you are too I have some information available. I have Richard Smith born @ 1821.I am also researching Mariah Jane Garner wife of Josiah H. Smith. My grandparents and great-grandparents have roots in Lewis, Wayne, Lawrence and Hickman counties up to 1920. And some are there today. The Steagall and Tatum family is a part of this line.
Bobbye Davis -- Rte.5 Box 38, Greenwood, MS 38930


I am looking for ancestors or decendants of Jesse SIMS. He was born about 1796 in Lewis CO. TN. He married Jemima HUTCHISON and had at least sevenchildren. JAMES, BENJAMIN, LYDIA, JOHN HARVEY, NANCY, HULDAH, ANDREW. Jessie died after June 1880 but before 1883 and maybe buried in the old Sims Cemetry or some called it the Old Campground Cemetery.
John Connelly -- 4036 Fahrenkamp, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Submitted on Wed Apr 1 21:16:48 EST 1998


Looking for mother, Susie Beatrice WILLET, daughter of Joel WILLET and Mary DAVIDSON. Susie WILLET born about 1892 Joel WILLET born approximately 1867. Mary DAVIDSON born approximately 1870.
Bill K. LaRue
Submitted on Thu Mar 26 22:57:20 EST 1998


The "MORMON MASSACRE " on Cane Creek abt 1884 and the "MORMON BATTALION?" Does any one have information on this Massacre? Robert Hayden CHURCH was suppose to be in MORMON BATTALION. Some of my family members were Mormons........Abraham CHURCH and Robert Hayden CHURCH. They lived in Hickman County, TN. Any help would be appreciated!
Lynn Cole Roebuck
Submitted on Wed Mar 11 12:38:04 EST 1998


Myrtle Alabama Texas ACRES HOLT (Fullname)Lived in Hohenwald, Tennessee until death in 1972 at approximately age 72. Could have been born in Hickman County
Kaye Michelle Wiggins -- 16755 Ella Blvd. #225, Houston, TX 77090
Submitted on Tue Mar 10 22:02:24 EST 1998


SIMS, Jesse b.1798>NC d. 1881>Lewis Co., TN. m. Jemima Hutchison b.1803>TN d. 1883>Dallas Co., TX. M. ca.1823>TN Brothers of Jesse were Daniel and William. They all settled in Lawrence, Maury and what later became Lewis Co. on Big Swan Creek. Probable mother of Jess is Anne, Father is unknown. Children:
(l)Ann b. 1824 d. bef.1883 m. John A. Carter
(2)John b. Mar. 16, 1825 d. Jan 21, 1904 m. Jemima Vincent (3)William b. 1828 d. bef. 1883 m. Emily Vincent
(4)James B. 1831 d. bef. 1883 m. Martha McClain
(5)Benjamin A. b. Jan 03, 1834 d. April 20, 1913 m.(l) Julia Bailey (2) Rachel Louisa Kirk Counaster
(6)Lydia b. 1836 d. bef. 1883 m. Edmond Tombs
(7)Harvey b. May 22, 1838 d. Feb. 03, 1914 m. Harriet Sharp
(8)Nancy Jane b. Mar 1840 M. John Gardner Sharp
(9)Hulda b. 1845 d. aft. 1900 m. William Payne Sharp
(10)Andrew b. 1847 d. bef. 1883

Seeking any information regarding this family and parents of Jesse and Jemima.
Ann Sims -- 200 Hillcrest, Conroe, TX 77303
Submitted on Tue Mar 17 21:17:12 EST 1998


Seeking information on Susannah I ----- b abt 1834 TN, married James H. Akin abt 1853. Children Sarah E b 1854 Lewis Co TN, Hasky 1855 TN, Martha 1857 TN, Victoria 1859 KY. They were in 1860 Butler Co KY census, and James was in 1850 TN Lewis Co. TN, age 17, with mother Millie. What was maiden name of Susannah I ______.
Rose M. Spencer -- 203 Moss Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71602
Submitted on Sun Mar 8 14:53:12 EST 1998


Seeking information on Mary DEVER b after 1760 d 1831, married Jacob BIFFLE and had dtr Mildred "Millie" b 1795 NC, who married Samuel Watson AKIN. Jacob Biffle had other children: Elizabeth, Nathan 1790, Catherine, William, John 1785 , Susan and Jacob 1783. Do not know if Mary DEVER was mother of all of his children. Jacob's will recorded in Lewis Co. Tn about 1844, and showed widow's name as Hannah, apparently second wife.
Rose M. Spencer -- 203 Moss Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71602
Submitted on Sun Mar 8 14:27:20 EST 1998


Looking for info on parents of Alexander L. Baugus, born 1/22/1839 in Tn. died 4/11/1909 in Ovilla Tx. Also lived in Maury Co Tn. Was married to Ruth Beckum 1/26/1867 in Lewis Co Tn by Holmes, JP. Appreciate any info anyone out the re could share with me.
Sheila Baugus Irvin
Submitted on Sat Feb 28 00:47:48 EST 1998


Baker Pegram from Warren Co., NC was in Lewis Co., TN in 1850. The 1850 Lewis Co. census looks like this: Baker 35, Eliza B. 28, Elizabeth 11, Clarissa A. 8, Mary E. 6, Amelia R. 5, Lelia J. 3, and James R. 1. I would love to have any data on any of these family members. I would greatly appreciate any information that someone local might have from abstracts, later census records, marriages, etc. I have never been able to identify them after this census. Thank s in advance!
Nola Pegram Duffy
Submitted on Thu Feb 19 22:07:34 EST 1998


We are back tracking the Chickasaw/Chocktaw roots of the lewis family. We have the marital community of Loren Lewis and Sue Gardner-Lewis living in Oklahoma. Sue Gardher-Lewis was a surivor of the trail of tears and represents the Choctaw side of the family and Loren Lewis the Chickasaw side. Thank you for your service. We hope you can give us a direction.
The Schilling Family
Submitted on Sun Feb 15 00:05:29 EST 1998


Need info on James PRINCE m Melissa GREEN in Maury Co Tn 1872 . James and Melissa found in Lawrence Co Tn 1920 Census age 66 /76 . Can not find James after that I think he died in L awrence CO. Tn. I need James death cert to continue my research. Is there a Cemetery List of of Lawrence co. James owned land North of West Point close to the Lewis Co line. If you have info on James PRINCE or place and date ofdeath please e-mail me. T hanks will share what info I have.Denise
Submitted on Thu Feb 12 13:18:16 EST 1998


BECKUM, BECKHAM, RAY Was Simon BECKUM, BECKHAM (died 1827 Maury Co.) who married Mary RAY in 1798 in Orange Co, NC and moved to Maury/Lewis Co the father of (1) Stephen who married Mary BAILEY ALSOBROOKS 1828 in Maury Co., (2) James (1811-1882) who marri ed Ruth ROBISON 1835 in Maury Co., (3) Alexander (born 1813) who married Phoebe BAILEY AND Sarah C. BELL, (4) William (born 1815) who married Malinda GIBSON and Molly A. SIMS? All were in Lewis Co. after county lines changed from Maury Co. Mary RAY BECK UM (died 1832) was the daughter of David RAY who died 1808 in Orange Co, NC. Lera Powell lpowell1@airmail.net
Lera Powell
Submitted on Thu Feb 5 13:36:44 EST 1998


ROBBERSON, ROBISON, ROBASON, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON Was Mathew ROBBERSON (1794-1825) the son of John ROBBERSON next door in 1820 Maury Co. census? Mathew married Jane PICKARD 1816 Maury Co., daughter of John and Ruth PICKARD. Jane PICKARD ROBINSON buried in Bailey Cemetery near Mt. Pleasant. Mathew ROBBERSON'S children were (1) Ann who married Wm. M. COOPER, (2) Ruth who married James BECKUM, (3) Rebecca who married Peter C. BAILEY, (4) Lu cinda who married Thomas K. WILLIAMS, (5) Mahala who married Young Allen BALL. Lera Powell lpowell1@airmail.net
Lera Powell
Submitted on Thu Feb 5 13:23:23 EST 1998


DOBBINS Looking for information on the DOBBINS that were head of the Swiss Colony in Lewis Co. Ca 1807.
Phyl Vance
Submitted on Mon Feb 2 11:29:40 EST 1998


I have a very old picture, that was given to me by my grandfather William Marse BESHIRES's sister. This picture is of my great grandmother & father, Lu cinda DANIEL & Christopher Columbus "Lum" BESHIRES, sometimes spelled BESHIERS, BOSHERS, or BRASHERS. In this picture, my grandmother is wearing a Native Amer. dress and her hair is in 2 braids. She also has a bead necklace on. I am at a lose as to which nation she belongs. Her mother was Nancy "Nann" HANKINS and father James William DANIEL. He was from Madison Co. I think that she got her Native Amer. heritage, through her mother, as tradition dictates. I also have a picture of Lucinda's sister,Alice HEN SON, in a dress that appears to be of Native Amer. in nature. Is there anyone who can help me with this, by looking at the style of these dresses? I can send pictures via e-mail. Lum and Lucinda were married in Hardeman Co. on 4-11-1891 d!!. Chester Co. L um's parents lived in Hardin Co., at ShilohPark, in the peach orchard cabin, 1862. Please help with any history ofthese surnames.
Daniel Beshires -- 39 Karen St., Brighton, TN 38011
Submitted on Sat Jan 31 14:51:20 EST 1998


I am searching for information on the family of my great-grandfatherJoseph Samuel BREWER b. Sept. 3, 1891(Napier-possibly Lewis orLaerence Co, Tennessee) d. Feb. 1974. he ma rried Ada Mae MILAM b.April 16, 1895 in Hickman Co, Tennessee d. May 1972. His mother'sname was Rachel (?), I have been told she later became aKillingsworth. Any information on this family is appreciated! Thank you,Christy jpmt@camden.tds.net
Christy Kunz
Submitted on Tue Jan 27 18:18:26 EST 1998


My 4G grandmother was born ca 1823 in TN, probably Maury Co, which became Lewis CO. She married William J. MEACHUM of NC. She had at least 3 children, Martha Ann b. 1848, Amanda b. 1854 and George Frank b. 1865. The US census finds them in Marshall Co. , MS in 1850 and 1860 and Effingham Co., IL in 1870. I seek the names of her parents and her birthplace. cle@cnw.com Snail mail:Claudia Ebsworth, 3724 Shoshone Dr. Mt. Vernon, WA 98273-3768
Claudia Ebsworth
Submitted on Tue Jan 20 17:36:09 EST 1998


I am looking for all information on any KEELINGs in Lewis County, TN. I am particularly interested in the families of William KEELING (1808-????) and John D. KEELING (1831-1875), but I would like any information on KEELINGs.
Rick Keeling -- PSC 3 Box 5356, APO, CA AP 96266
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 08:15:28 EST 1998


I am researching the EMLER (and sometimes spelled EMBLER)families of Lewis Co,TN... I believe they lived in Newburg area 1850's to ? Phyl Vance
Phyl Vance
Submitted on Fri Jan 23 1998


Searching for W.R.ARCHER & wife (1st name unknown)LUNA & son James E ARCHER b. 9 Dec 1861,Petersburg, TN m.(date unknown) Sarah Elizabeth BLACKWELL b. 16 Nov 1860 (place unknown). Interested in dates, places, siblings, etc. Sarah's parent were Andrew Jack son (Jack) Blackwell an Osage Indian and Margaret Catherine Muse a Cherokee Indian. Margaret was raised by the Hyde family as an Indian slave girl.
Beth Archer -- 743 Via Barcelona, Mesquite, TX 75150-4432
Submitted on Sun Jan 18 15:07:41 EST 1998


I am searching for information on Joseph DABBS - born around 1875 and died about 1957. He was married to Mary Jane DOWNEY who was born in Ireland about 1870 and died 15 January 1937 . They lived in Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee. Any help would be appreciated!
Helen Buttram
Submitted on Tue Jan 6 17:36:09 EST 1998


I am searching for any information about the surnames HENSLEY, HIGGINS, LANKFORD. These early Lewis county settles were my ancestors. They helped cut the roads and build the area up around Hohenwald I would really like to connect with any one that knows the early Lewis Co;, history and would like to know about each familiy that were the first settlers.
Nadine Hensley Sat 3 Jan 1998 15:30 1998 Sat 3 Jan 1998 15:30 1998

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