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Vol. 65 No. 2 - Summer 2018

GAWROCH: Looking for parents and siblings of Francis Burt Gawroch. He was born about 1844 in Kamionka, Germany (now Poland), and died 1930 Memphis TN. He arrived in the US in 1880; port of entry unknown. He married Josephine Orr, born 26 SEP 1858 Memphis TN, died 23 DEC 1933.
Contact: Anna Rushing, anna.rushing@comcast.net

COLLINS: Looking for parents, death and other information for James C. Collins. He was born about 1854-59, in either Cocke County TN or South Carolina. He is found in the 1900 Cocke County TN census, age 45, listed as “minister”, wife Harrath, children Cora and Otas (probably Arthur).
Contact: Pat Arnold, lparnold17@gmail.com, 661-943-0275 or 661-965-5507


Vol. 65 No. 1 - Spring 2018

BLACK: Looking for the site of the original Hopewell Presbyteran Church and cemetery established on land owned by Thomas Black in 1816. It was located 1-2 miles north of the current town of Milton, Rutherford County, TN.
Contact: Lance Key, PO BOX 384, Lipan, TX 76462, 254-396-4389, lkey@lipan.net


Vol. 64 No. 4 - Winter 2017

CAFFERY: Looking for cemetery and additional information for Capt John Caffery and his parents, along with any information on his grandparents. John was born 17 AUG 1756 Bedford VA, died 1811, Port Gibson, Claiborne MS. Married Mary Donelson 25 OCT 1775 Amherst VA. Father John Caffery born 1725 Bedford VA, died 07 OCT 1790 Campbell VA. Mother Elizabeth Major born 1726 Bedford VA.
Contact: Jan G Walker, 4283 Tiffany Pl NE, Keizer, OR 97303, janw67@comcast.net

CALVERT: Looking for information on James Calvert who lived in the Pond Hill area of Niota, McMinn TN. He married Kizzie Jane Murray there in 1906.
Contact: Yvonne Young, 12642 E 36th St, Yuma, AZ 85367, 928-210-8296, yngs1@hotmail.com

DONELSON: Looking for cemetery and additional information on John Donelson Jr, born 07 APR 1725, Snow Hill, Worcester, MD, died 1785 Nashville. Parents John Donelson, born 1896 London, died 1736, Newcastle DE, and Catherine Davies, born 1696 Somerset MD, died 1850 Somerset MD.
Contact: Jan G Walker, 4283 Tiffany Pl NE, Keizer, OR 97303, janw67@comcast.net


EDMISTON: Looking for parents and birthplace of Eli Friarson Edmiston. Born 17 FEB 1810, possibly Maury County TN. Died 6 JUN 1881, Clifton, Wayne County TN. Married Mary Jane East. Census records indicate his father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Susan Weir, 5437 Naaman Forest Blvd, Apt 904, Garland TX 75044, saweir1969@gmail.com


GRAHAM: Looking for cemetery information for Richard Porter Graham and his parents, along with any information on his grandparents. Richard was born 17 NOV 1841 Falkner, Tippah, MS, died 06 JUL 1879 Pocahontas, Hardeman, TN. Father Ezekiel Graham born 01 JAN 1810, NC, died 22 DEC 1862 Falkner, Tippah, MS. Mother Susannah G Jones born 24 JUN 1816, died 20 JUL 1890 Clover Bend, Lawrence, AR.

Contact: Jan G Walker, 4283 Tiffany Pl NE, Keizer, OR 97303,  janw67@comcast.net


HAVNER/PHIPPS: Looking for the parents of Henry Jackson Havner, born 15 MAY1837, Marion County TN. He was born a “PHIPPS” (proven by DNA). When his father died, his mother allegedly married a HAVNER. Henry then took on the HAVNER name.

Contact: Tabby Havener McCleery, 10581 S. Del Golfo, Yuma AZ  85367, 619-405-7936, tabby.mccleery@gmail.com


LUNA: Looking for cemetery and additional information for the Luna family. William Layfayette Luna was born 24 JUL 1829 Morgan AL, died 08 MAY 1914 Ripley, Tippah MS. Father John Smith Luna born 15 JAN 1807 Sumner TN, died 23 JUN 1885 Walnut Grove, Tippah, MS. Mother Sally Davis Currin born 1810 NC, died 1858 Walnut, Tippah, MS.

Contact: Jan G Walker, 4283 Tiffany Pl NE, Keizer, OR 97303, janw67@comcast.net


ROGERS: Looking for any information on Mathew Roberts Rogers. Born 3 JAN 1818, Sevier County, TN. By 1845, he was in Macon GA, where his first child was born.

Contact: Ursula Holleman, uahollem@gmail.com


SMITH - WALKER: Looking for information on Joel Calvin Smith, born 1816 Georgia and Lousia Walker, born 29 SEP 1815, Hawkins County TN. They were married about 1839, Hamilton County TN. Also their daughter Nancy J Smith born 1844.
Contact: Francis Cooley, guyfran@roadrunner.com


Vol. 64 No. 3 - Fall 2017

WILLIAMS: Looking for maiden name of Elizabeth Jane born 14 FEB 1824. Married Henry Williams. Lived in Giles County, TN in 1850 and 1860. Died 22 JUN 1894, Limestone County, AL.
Contact: Robin Coffman, 1710 Muny Vista Dr, Apt 222, Alton, IL 62002, threerobin@yahoo.com, 618-491-4350                                

SCOTT: Looking for birth, death, marriage and parentage information for James Scott (b. abt 1845 TN, d. abt 1876 TX) and his wife Linda Barnhill (b. abt 1854 TN, d. abt 1880 TX), parents of Robert Clayton Scott. Robert was born 2 SEP 1875, Post Oak, Parker, TX and died 30 NOV 1900, Hess, Jackson, OK. Robert’s wife was Emma Ida Ritchey, born 18 JAN 1877 Cedar Hill, Dallas, TX, died 7 MAR 1973 Altus, Jackson, OK.
Contact: Jodi K. Stevens, 6531 S. Kellerman Way, Aurora CO 80016, 303-573-1000,

Vol. 64 No. 2 - Summer 2017

TURCO - RASPO: Seeking siblings of Joseph Turco/Giuseppe Turko, born 4-9-1880, died 12-8-1960, Celico, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy; and his wife Rachel Marie Raspo/Rospo/Rospa, born 1-15-1876, Italy, died 2-16-1949 PA. Rachel’s parents were Antonio/Tony Rospo and Josephine Bernardo. Joseph's parents were Salvatore Turco and Filomena Rende.  The first child born to Joseph and Rachel in the US was Rose Turko/Bruno, born 5-29-1904 in Strabane PA.
Contact: Sharon Turco, 

McDONALD: Looking for information about Sally McDonald b.1848, White, TN. Father John B. McDonald. Mother Juda Manning McDonald.
Contact: Barbara L. Fischer, bfischer53223@gmail.com  

TRICE: Looking for information on Anderson Trice who lived in Giles Co and died about 1870.  Would like proof of father, who was probably Andrew Trice.
Contact: Madalyn Teal, 17078 Vinland, Addison TX 75001, mteal@aol.com

TURNER: Need family of Joseph L. Turner, b. abt 1830 TN. Married Mollie Locke (d. of George Washington Locke and Nancy Hester) 26 Dec 1853 Fayette Co TN. In 1860 census for Chicot Co AR but gone by 7/1862. Children: Andrew Millard b. abt 1856 LA d. 1878; Alice Lenore b 17 Jan 1858 MS or LA m. David Franklin Rutledge 22 Dec 1881 Shelby Co TN.
Contact: Margaret Rutledge, 1906 Orange Ave, Costa Mesa CA 92627-2212,
margaretrutledge@earthlink.net, 949-646-5687

Vol. 64 No. 1 - Spring 2017

FLIPPEN - GREEN: Seeking burial site information for Natha Burdine Flippen; wife, Mary A. Purnell; daughter, Mary D. Flippen. Mary D.'s 1950 death certificate states burial in Flippen Cemetery near Lebanon, TN. No information found in Lebanon, Hartsville or Carthage Libraries. No records found in Wilson County Historical Society either.
Contact: Richard H. Anglin Jr., 223 Travis Trail, Madison MS 39110, (601)856-4881,  beeve@bellsouth.net

Vol. 63 No. 4 - Winter 2016

HUTSON: Looking for information and any descendants of Ralph Hutson. Born 1898 in Goldsboro, Caroline County, Maryland. His father William T. Hutson or William A. Hutson.
Contact: Cheri Hutson, (901) 733-4325, cheri.hutson@att.net 

Vol. 63 No. 3 - Fall 2016

WARD: Looking for information and any descendants of Earl Raymond Ward. Born in McAdoo, Penn. on October 13, 1916 and died April 15, 2002 in Hoffman Estates, Ill. He worked for ICRR as a switchman. Married (2) Mary Pauline McGarah on March 28, 1945 (3) Eleanore P. Nowicki in 1964 (?)
Contact: Paula Archer, 2153 Thorncroft Dr., Germantown, TN 38138, (901)754-1075

ARCHER: Looking for information and descendants of Cornelius Archer. Born January 18, 1879 in Rome, Ga. Died June 2, 1964 in Memphis, Tenn. Married (1) Katie Beadles on October 10, 1908, (2) Bessie Wilson on September 8, 1927.
Contact: Paula Archer, 2153 Thorncroft Dr., Germantown, TN 38138, (901)754-1075

SINCLAIR: Looking for information on Elza Sinclair. Born Ketucky about 1826, died about 1900, buried Young Cemetery, Hancock County, Ky. Married Martha Jane Jarboe, possibly in Grayson county, Ky. Living in Hancock County in 1860. Child Alexander (b. Nov. 1853) Need Elza’s parents (possibly born in Virginia), and verification of birth date, marriage date and place.
Contact: Susan Sinclair Keirce at skeirce@gmail.com.

Vol. 63 No. 2 - Summer 2016 

BONNER – BUCHANAN: Looking for information on Sarah Antoinette (maiden) Bonner (married) Buchanan, born i n 1822 and died in 1893. Born in Pickens County, Alabama and moved to Chickasaw County Miss. in late 1830s. She died and was buried in Houston, Chickasaw County, Miss. Need to know who her parents are and information on any siblings.
Contact: Joy Herrera (901) 830-3631, jdhrn56@msn.com

PERRYMAN – STEWART: Looking for information on Josephine Perryman, born 1871 in Tennessee. Father Baitman Perryman (b. 1852 in Tennessee); mother Elizabeth and sister Adline. Josephine married J. H. Stewart and died in Texas about 1900. I cannot find birth info for Josephine or her father, Baitman (born in Kentucky). They lived in District 17, Henderson County in 1880.
Contact: Karen Lermuseaux, P. O. Box 86, Bernalillo, New Mexico 87004. (505) 867-5163, ermajoe@aol.com


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