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UPCOMING ISSUE Vol 71 No. 1 - Spring 2024

LEE: Looking for information on Sarah Jeanette LEE Clendening’s parentage, born on February 2, 1896 and died on February 23, 1967 in TN. Death certificate lists her parents as John LEE and Pauline MAYNARD. Possibly born out of wedlock and adopted by Johnson Lee, her father’s nephew. 1900 Census shows Sara J. Mena as Johnson’s adopted daughter. Sarah Lee’s daughter was: Will Edith Billingsley Woodard (1921-2016).
Contact: Wendy Williams,

Vol 70 No. 4 - Winter 2023

ESTES: Looking for marriage, land and death records for Eunice Williams, who married James D. Estes circa 1815. Eunice was the daughter of Revolutionary War soldier Nimrod Williams of Davidson County. Eunice is found in Lincoln County land records in 1826. Was she still alive in 1827? When and where did she die? 
Contact: Betsy Riccomini,

Vol 70 No. 3 - Fall 2023

ROSS: Looking for parents and siblings of Burris Ross, born Tennessee, about 1815. He was living in Crawford County, IN in September 1837. DNA connections have been found in eastern Tennessee and Rossville, GA.Contact: Michael T. Ross,

SANDERS: Looking for parents of Albert W. Sanders, born 1832 Lawrence County, TN, died 1870. He married Nancy Jane Pickett in 1853.  Their youngest child was James W. Sanders, my 1 GG. Albert also lived in Sequatchie County, joined the Confederacy, was captured, and died in 1870. Nancy Pickett then married Zach Taylor Morrison. Albert and Nancy’s daughter Delilah Jane Sanders also married her Step Father after Nancy passed. Contact: John Steven Sanders,

DAVIS: Looking for any information on William H. Davis, born about 1825 Surry County, NC and died before 1860. He married Jane Rutledge 6 Dec 1848 in Shelby County, TN. Possibly related to other Davises who married into the Rutledge family, such as Dorcas Davis and Nancy Parthena Davis.Contact: Benjamin Davis,

Vol 70 No. 2 - Summer 2023

HARRIS: Looking for parents of William Harris b: c 1798 SC; d: 11 Dec 1851 Itawamba MS; m: Sarah Trussell 9 Oct 1811 Franklin TN. War of 1812Pension & Application files WO 6366; WC 6012. Sarah and William moved to Winston and Cullman Counties in Alabama. Sarah obtained the bounty land anddied in Winston County, AL 15 May 1881. Contact: DeloresMcKleroy Brooks,

MEEKS/YELL: Looking for information on William Meeks and Mandy Yell who married 21 Mar 1880 in Grundy County, TN. Would like to know their parents, birth and birth place, death and death place.Contact: Dwight Lynn Alford, 294 Rock Rd, Morrison TN 37357

Vol 70 No. 1 - Spring 2023

BREEDLOVE: Looking for parents of Robert Breedlove, b. abt 1805 VA. He died 3 Oct 1878, Henry Co TN. Believed to have arrived in Tennessee by 1829. His wife, Mary Evans, died March 1878, also in Henry Co TN. 
Contact: Georgia Downey,

DINISMORE: Looking for information on Jimmy Davis Dinismore, born 10 Nov 1942, Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. Son of Wilton Francis Dinismore and Anna Elizabeth Oliphant.
Contact: Dwight Lynn Alford, 294 Rock Rd, Morrison TN 37357

Vol 69 No. 4 - Winter 2022

BEENE/BEAN/BEANE: Looking for the parents of Jesse Beene, born 1774, Bean Station, Grainger Co., TN. He married Mary Elizabeth Kuykendall 21 Dec 1805 in Rutherford Co., TN. Migrated to Texas about 1843, and died 22 Mar 1854 in Temple, Bell Co. TX.Contact: Georgia Downey,

Vol 69 No. 3 - Fall 2022

LOWERY : Looking for information on Thomas D. Lowery Sr., born 1815 in Tennessee. He married Mary Pauline “Polly” Burton in Tennessee in 1848 or 1849. A farmer, he died after 1900 in Coffee Co., TN. Where was he born? Who were his parents? When and where did he die? 
Contact: Dwight Lynn Alford, 294 Rock Rd, Morrison TN 37357

Vol 69 No. 2 - Summer 2022

BROWN: Looking for additional information on the father and paternal grandparents of William Brown. William lived from 1817 to 1906 in Clear Branch TN. His son, John Brown, was born in 1853 and died in 1929. His father was also named John, and was born about 1786. The family lived in District 12, Hamilton County TN in 1850 and 1860.
Contact: Thomas Brown,

SINGLETON: Looking for parents and any information on Andrew Jackson Singleton. Born 16 Dec 1814, near Nashville; died 29 Feb 1888, Charleston, Franklin Co. AR. He married Margaret Ann Putman 15 Sep 1847, Wilson County TN. 
Contact: Sharon Mize,

LOWERY: Looking for information on Shorty Lowery, born in Tennessee in the 1820’s or 1830’s. What was his real name? Who were his parents? When and where did he die? 
Contact: Dwight Lynn Alford, 294 Rock Rd, Morrison TN 37357

Vol 69 No. 1 - Spring 2022

SMITH: Looking for information on Nancy Jane Smith, born 1844 to Calvin and Louisa Smith. She is found in Hamilton County TN in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses. In the 1880 census, she is listed with son Charles, age 14. 
Contact: Francis Cooley,

JARRELL: Looking for the parents of Arena Jarrell. She was born 10 May 1813 in the area that today is Meigs County TN, and married James H. Ward on 7 April 1842 in Meigs County TN. They had seven children. Alternative spellings of her name include Irena and Arrena Gerl. 
Contact: Melissa Kidd,

Vol 68 No. 4 - Winter 2021

FERGUSON: Looking for parents of Joel Ferguson of Tennessee, born 1804, died 1862. His spouse was Sara(h) Martin Flynt, born 1810, died 1835.
Contact: Felicia Childress Duncan,

DAVIS Looking for the parents (and any other information) for Elizabeth Davis of Memphis Shelby County TN. Elizabeth was born 6 Aug 1828 and died 22 June 1919. She married Jesse Gernigin in 1846. She was found in the 1850 census for Greene County IL. The 1860 census for Elizabeth and Jesse includes a Meliva Davis (14) and an Emma Davis (9) in the household.
Contact Jean Grimes,

LOWERY: Looking for marriage and death information on John Lowery, born 1849 Coffee County TN. Also looking for marriage and death information on Henry Lowery, born 1869 Coffee County TN. 
Contact: Dwight Lynn Alford, 294 Rock Rd, Morrison TN 37357

Vol 68 No. 3 - Fall 2021

FORDE: Looking for parents, siblings and any other information for Frank Forde, born in Nashville between 1855-1859. His parents’ birthplace is listed as Germany in the 1900-1930 Census records. He married Mary Ellen Griffiths in Shelby County TN in 1889. 
Contact: Carolyn Rearley,

BURTON: Looking for the parents of Samuel Murdock Burton. Samuel was born in 3 Mar 1855 in Mississippi, and died 7 Jun 1934 in Memphis TN. He married Eugenia McGuire in 1878; son Homer McGuire Burton was born in 1899 in Senatobia MS. Samuel Murdock Burton is not the same person as Samuel Marshall Burton. 
Contact: Sam Burton,

ROBER(T)SONTrying to document birth and middle name of the Matthew F. Roberson shown in the 1850 US Federal Census, Henderson County TN. Born about 1823, married Margaret Franklin circa 1841. Their children were Benjamin, Mary, William, Elijah and Felix. Some trees show his descent from Mark Clairborne Robertson. The name Felix runs in our family. 
Contact Harold Roberson,

GORDON: Looking for the parents of James Harvey Gordon, born 21 Nov 1794 in Williamsburg County SC. Her married Elizabeth Lacey15 Jun 1820 in North Carolina. Their son was Harvey James Gordon, born May 1842 South Carolina and died 1920 Lowndes County GA.
Contact Diane Rivenbark,

Vol 68 No. 2 - Summer 2021

BENNINGTON: Looking for the parents of James Thomas  Bennington, born 11 Jun 1835, Lincoln County TN. He enlisted in the Confederate Army 6 Sep 1861, Camp Smartt, Private, Co. D, 35th Infantry (5th Regiment Provisional Army, Mountain and Rifle Regiment.) He married Martha Ann  Welsh 10 Nov 1868, Lincoln County TN. He may have been living in Grundy County TN at the time of the 1860 Census.
Contact: Leeman Bennington,

STOUT: Looking for the siblings of Isaiah Stout (1869 – 1965.) Isaiah was born in Germantown TN to Isaiah (b. 1821) and Mary (b. 1828) Stout. The one known sibling is Annie Stout McKee(b. 1870.)
Contact: Ellen Barker,

MENDENHALL - KENNER: Looking for proof that Elizabeth “Fanny” Mendenhall married William “Billie” Kenner about 1816 in Hawkins County TN and that she is the mother of Elias Housen Kenner born 1817, Hawkins County TN. The Mendenhall’s were Quakers.
Contact: David J Kenner,

YELL: Looking for any information on the Yell family of Bedford County TN.
Contact: Dwight Lynn Alford, 294 Rock Rd, Morrison TN 37357

Vol. 68 No. 1 - Spring 2021

O’CONNOR: Looking for any information on William Verlie (Verley/Virley/Venible) O’Connor (O’Conner/Connor/Conner) and his family. William was born 1818, McMinn County TN, died 1883, Polk County, MO. His wife was Emily/Emilie C. Goodwin , born 1838, South Carolina. Their son Franklin O’Connor was born 1877, Polk County MO, died 1920 Tulare County, CA.
ontact: Lauraleen O’Connor,

JORDAN-HARRIS: James Jordan, son of John Jordan and Margaret Garrett of Montgomery County NC, married Mary Polly Harris 20 Feb 1823 Hickman County TN. By 1828, James and Mary moved to Illinois. Looking to connect with others researching the Jordan and Harris families who migrated to Tennessee from North Carolina in the early 1800’s.
Contact: Will Jerden,

WHITSONLooking for the mother of Mary Lezena (Luzine) Whitson. Mary was born about 1835 in Perry County TN; her father was Harris Whitson. Mary married Peter Martin Hodo about 1851. Mary married William Wilson about 1869. They are listed together in the 1880 Perry County TN census, with several children, including her son John Hodo from her marriage to Peter Hodo. 
Contact: B. Hall,

Vol. 67 No. 4 - Winter 2020

PULLEN: Looking for any information on Courtland P. Pullen, born 1860, died 10 Dec 1832 in Stephensport, Breckenridge KY. Married Sudie Brickey. Worked as ferryman and barkeep. Particularly interested in any information on the ferry and bar he operated and photographs of him.
Contact: Kristi Hall,

EVANS-CAMBRON: Looking for any information on John Loney Evans (born 14 Nov 1877, died 4 Mar 1973) and his wife Mary Etta Cambron (born 2 Jun 1895) from Daviess KY.
Contact: Kristi Hall,

ESTIS: Looking for any information, including death records and parents, on Sarah Estis and her husband Irvin/Irwin Gause. Sarah was born June 1851 and died Oct 1917. Her husband was born 1851. They were married in 1869 in Haywood County, TN and later lived in Lauderdale County. 
Contact: Doris Fields,

CRUZ: Looking for death date and burial location of Andrew Abell Cruz, born 14 August 1823 in Union County, Kentucky. Married 19 January 1850 to Rachael M. Proctor, born 5 January1831 in Union County, Kentucky. They raised their family in Union County, Kentucky according to the Federal Census, then emigrated to Texas sometime after the 1880 Census and died in Texas.
Contact: Kathy Jorgensen,

Vol. 67 No. 3 - Fall 2020

DOANE: Looking for birth, death, and will of James Doane, born New Hanover Co., NC about 1760, died Green Co., TN 1810, along with proof of relationship to suspected parents Hezekiah Doan (b. MA, d. 1809 Harrison Co., KY) and his wife Sarah Bland. James married Mary “Polly” Woolsey in Green Co., TN in 1798. Mary was born in NY and died in Green Co., TN. Looking for any additional information about her birth and parents. Also looking for proof of relationship between James and son William Marshall Doane, born about 1804 in either Washington or Smyth Co., VA.
Contact: Connie Cleveland,

STALCUP (STALCOP): Looking for proof of relationship between Peter Stalcup Sr. (1763-1805) to Peter Stalcup Jr. (1797-1880) and his son Jesse Stalcup (abt 1827 or 1829-1905). Peter Stalcup’s father was William Stalcup (1741-1819). For his service in the American Revolution, in 1787, William received a land grant of 357 acres, located in present Trousdale County, TN. Patriot William Stalcup and wife Margarete Anderson are buried in Stalcup Cemetery, Trousdale County, TN. No record of Peter Sr. has been found in TN with the exception of the settlement of his father, William's estate in 1819. Peter Jr. may have lived in Smith or Sumner County, TN for a short time before moving to Orange County, IN. 
Contact: Willard M Stalcup,

HEATHERLY: Looking for proof that William Heatherly, Sr (b. 1794, Southwest Territory, d. 1863) is the son of John Heatherly and Nancy Wilson (b. 1753 VA, d. 1863). John and Nancy were married 4 Nov 1789 in Washington County, TN.
Contact: Gina McCasland,

Vol. 67 No. 2 - Summer 2020

SHIELDS: Looking for the father of Preston Shields. He was born in 1811 or 1812 in Washington or Greene County TN. He married Lucinda Nelson in 1832 in Washington Co., TN. They appeared in the 1840 census of Blount Co., TN and had moved to West Chickamauga, GA by the 1850 census.
Contact: DeLayna Crockett,

ORR: Is the William Orr that married Sarah Sally Brown in Rhea TN in April 1807, and had children Clarinda, William, John, Robert and Martin, the same William Orr whose will was administered by James Orr in 1824 in Williamson TN? 
Contact: Lee Orr,

Vol. 67 No. 1 - Spring 2020

BENNETT: Looking for any information and records pertaining to Seth (William) Bennett, aka Bill and his wife Margaret (Peggy) Cheek. Margaret, the daughter of Eli Cheek of Maury Co., TN, died in 1892. They had 9 children: Mary Duncan, Levicy Duncan, Jacob E Bennett, Nancy Renfro, America Luttrell Dark, Sarah Wright Hardison, Elizabeth Adams, Martha Truelove and Jackson W. Bennett (m. Fannie Truelove). 
Contact: Patricia Reed, 573-645-6725,

CROSS: Looking for proof that Featherstone Cross, born 1799 TN, died 1837, is the son of Drury Cross (b. 1670 VA, d. 1820) and Martha Oliver (b. 1765 VA, d. 1820). Featherstone married Nancy Gill (b. 1801, d. 1840) on 9 Oct 1817 in VA.
Contact: Wm E. “Edd” Richburg, Sr., 843-763-7613,

BRANTLEY: Looking for parents and any other information on Earl Brantley, born 1905 or 1906 TN. Earl Brantley was the father of Robert Earl Heatwole, born 1930, Akron, Summit, OH. Robert Earl Heatwole’s mother was Mattie Irene Heatwole (b. abt 1913 KY).
Contact: Richard Bean, 6880 Meadowbrook Dr, Clearlake, CA 95422, 707-295- 5556,

Vol. 66 No. 4 - Winter 2019

DAY: Looking for DAR/SAR acceptable proof that Esther Henrietta “Hetty” Day is the daughter of Jesse Day and Hanna Howard. Jesse and Hanna were married 1791 in Jefferson County TN. Hetty was born 1807 in Jefferson County TN. Additional information: Hanna died in 1824 and Jesse died 1835, both in Rhea County TN, where they are buried. Hetty married James C. Holland in 1826 in Rhea County TN. 
Contact: Dave Curran, 1867 N. County Hwy 285, Defuniak Springs, FL 32344,

CINNAMON: Looking for information and records pertaining to Henry Clinton Cinnamon and his children. Henry first married Susan Ridings and they had 6 children. In 1882, Henry married Susan's sister, Lucy Ridings and they had two children: Cornelius Washington Cinnamon and Alexander Fillmore Cinnamon. Henry primarily spent his life living in Claiborne County TN.
Contact: Mike Cinnamon,

Vol. 66 No. 3 - Fall 2019

YOUNG: Looking for parents and siblings of Robert Young. Robert lived in Hawkins County TN, and owned property on the north bank of the Holston River. He married Jenny about 1762. His brother William is mentioned in his will. Was his father John Young II of Augusta County VA?
Contact: Keith Schindler, 741 Honey Grove Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444,

CRUTHIS: Looking for any information on James Cruthis and his wife Lydia Chamness, who lived in Tennessee between 1815 and 1825. James was a veteran of the War of 1812. James and Lydia moved to Tennessee from North Carolina, and moved to Bond County IL in the 1820’s. Surname variants include: Cruthes, Cruthers, Caruthers, Coruthus, Carithers, Carothers, and Creuthist. 
Contact: Dennis Plafcan,

LASATER: Looking for proof that Hezekiah T. Lasater (b 9 Jan 1809 Wilson County, TN; d 18 Apr 1886 Pea Ridge AR) is the son of Jacob B. Lassiter (1762-1845) of Wilson County, TN. Other surname variants include: Lasterand Lasiter.
Contact: Jack Lasater, 11515 Gill St, Sugar Creek MO 64054, 816-215-1854,

Vol. 66 No. 2 - Summer 2019

HAMILTON: Looking for parents of Henry Wilton Hamilton, who died 27 Oct 1905 Newtonia, Missouri. He married Canzada Myers, 6 Aug 1869, Jackson County TN. His obituary states he was born 14 Oct 1841, Jackson County TN. 
Contact: Lauren H Espinoza, 185 CR 225, Barn Apt, Rifle, CO 81650 970-989-3460,

HOOKER: Looking for any information on Henry Hooker, born about 1803 in Connecticut to Grant Simmons Hooker and Elizabeth Parkins. He died about 1826 in an Indian War battle in Tennessee. 
Contact: Sharon Reeves, 1281 S 100E, Unit 1, Lehi UT 84043. 801-341-8391,

MABERRY/MABRY: Looking for any information on Benjamin Maberry/Mabry, especially the names of his wife and children, along with his date of death. Benjamin was born 21 Feb 1755 in North Carolina. He moved to Sumner County TN before 1808, and received a Revolutionary War pension in 1829. 
Contact: M E Kramp, 1523 Augusta Ln, Atwater CA 95301,

Vol. 66 No. 1 - Spring 2019

PANKEY: Seeking documentation linking John Pankey (1781-1855) to Stephen Pankey (1743-aft 1825) or Mary Ann Smith Pankey (1750-aft 1825). Counties: Anderson, Bledsoe, Marion, Roane, and Smith. John’s siblings were Edward, Ozyeah/Uzzi, James, Lucy, Stephen, Elizabeth/Betsy, William Riley, Smith and Royal. John’s wife was Margaret Owens. Creed Pankey is a suspected son. 
Contact: Robin Rhein Hurwitz, 6405 Vicanna Dr., San Jose, CA 95129, 408-257-2583,

ISOM-RHEA-SCALES: Looking for parents of John Rhea, born 1776 VA, died 1839 Lincoln TN, m. Sally (Scales?), born 1776, died 1847 Lincoln TN. John’s daughter Aylmyra died about 1860. She married James Isom/Isham, born 1789 SC, died 1874 Lincoln TN, son of Edward Isom/Isham. 
Contact: Joanne C Moore, PO BOX 98, Frenchman’s Bayou, AR 72338, 870-655-8172

WALL: Looking for parents of Clement Wall, born 1777 NC. He is found in the Guilford County, NC 1800 Census. By 1803, he is in Williamson County, TN; and about 1829, in Fayette County, TN. He died 1854 in Marshall County, MS. His wife was Margaret X. 
Contact: Joanne C Moore, PO BOX 98, Frenchman’s Bayou, AR 72338, 870-655-8172

MOLLOY(Malloy/Maloy): Looking for ancestors/siblings of James Lafayette Molloy (Malloy/Maloy), born Alabama or Tennessee 1811, died after 1890(?) in Tennessee. Lived in Van Buren County 1840-1880. Married Clementine Gillentine (1817-1850) in 1836. Married Frances M. Shaw (1801- aft 1880) in 1851. Children are Mary Molloy, Daniel Molloy, John Molloy, Rachel Molloy, James Molloy, Jr, and Clementine Molloy.
Contact: Mike Molloy, 970-481-3282,


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