Submitted by: Greg Gregory
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Date posted: Sunday, July 14, 1996

Searching for James H. GREGORY family in Giles Co. Was Bird GREGORY married to Purlina Jane FORBES 12-9-1856 one of his relatives? He was born 1866. Later married Susan GRAHAM from MO. He received land in run of 1891 in Lincoln Co. He was about 25 at that time. The nearby town in OK was Prague. He died in Bartlesville, OK. before I was born in 1939. I need to make the connection to TN. Please help! Greg


Submitted by: Sherranlynn Kincaid Nichols
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Date posted: Monday, August 5, 1996

I believe that George SCOTT may have been the son of Peter Martin SCOTT. I have been told by another researcher that Peter SCOTT had a daughter Mary (Polly) who married David Hillard SHOTTS,and that this family moved to Giles County, TN, during the Civil War. He said "My records show that David Hillard SHOTTS, married Mary SCOTT. In the 1860 census (of Marion County, AL) they are shown to be 38 years of age and had children: George, age 17; Peter, age 16; Stephen, age 10, and John, age 6. George married and reared a family of five children in Giles County. The two youngest of which I had the pleasure of visiting in 1920 in Columbia, TN. Gertrude was a nurse and Johnnie worked in a bank there. An older sister was married and lived there, but do not remember her name." The above came from a researcher who in the 1980's was in his nineties. Does anyone know anythng about these families?


Email: Pat Motes
Date posted: Saturday, August 17, 1996

Seeking docmentation concerning death (20 Sep 1834) in Giles County, TN of George H. HILLHOUSE. He was born 11 Apr 1777; I need proof of the location of his birth. (He is said to have been born on the Clinch River, now in northern Tennessee, but in 1777 a part of North Carolina. George H. HILLHOUSE married Elizabeth DOBBINS on 26 Feb 1807 in Kentucky. Anyone with any HILLHOUSE data is reqested to contact Patricia Hillhouse Motes at [email protected]


Email: Neta Wood
Date posted: Wednesday, August 21, 1996

Richard ADKINS ATKINS married Rebecca BURROW in Virginia. A land deed from John BURROW and Susanna,his wife, of Dinwiddie Co., VA, deed to son- in-law Richard ATKINS land in Brunswick Co., Va. John's name was signed and Susanna's signature was an X. The name above the X was Susanna BROWN. Was this her maiden name or was it an error? Need to know her mother's maiden name and the father of John. Richard ADKINS moved to Giles Co., TN and died there. He deeded property to his children, except for son James. Need proof of him being the father of James.


Email: Sue Wilkerson
Date posted: Saturday, August 31, 1996

* Seeking info on John Crittendon HOWARD, b. 14 Feb 1849, Pulaski, Giles Co., Tn. He married Amanda Cynthia BURDEN 28 June 1874 TN. All responses will be answered. Sue (Howard) Wilkerson


Submitted by: Dolly Coulter
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Date posted: Saturday, August 31, 1996

Need parents of James and Mary WILSFORD James came to Giles Co. Tenn ca 1802 from Virginia. Had sons John ... Walker ... William. John married Lucy (Cecy) KELTNER?? James died Lawrence Co. Tenn. of a 1850. Buried in Giles.


Submitted by: Steven T. Rosen
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Date posted: Tuesday, September 3, 1996

I have a great-great-great grandfather named James Polk BUGG that was born in Giles Conty, Tennessee in 1844. I believe that he was from a town named Prospect Station. I would like to know if this is the correct town name. I assume he married in TN because his daughter, my great-great grandmother, married my great-great grandfather in TN before they came to Texas. Also, I have some records that indicate that he returned to Propsect Station after the Civil War. His daughter's name was Sarah Lucy Bugg and I have very little info on her. I would like to obtain any marriage, birth, etc. on her. She married Henry Thomas CASE on an nuknown date and place. Thanks,


Submitted by: Lynn Appling McCandless
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Date posted: Wednesday, September 4, 1996

I am researching the MCCANLESS and BRITTON families that was in Giles County in the 1800s. Would like to correspond with anyone researching the same. Lynn IN TN


Email: Mara Harris
Date posted: Thursday, September 5, 1996

I am looking for more information on Vincent CARTER b. 1803 NC (parents unknown at this time) d. October 1873 Johnson Co. IL m. 1829 Pulaski, Giles Co. TN to Elizabeth ROSE (Dgt. of Francis M. ROSE and Elizabeth & Betty CUTBIRTH) b. abt 1810 Giles Co. TN d. in Johnson Co. IL. Elizabeth ROSE is the gg-grandaghter of Sarah BOONE (sister of Daniel BOONE) and John WILCOXSON. I would like to know if Vincent is a descendant of James CARTER from North Carolina who emigrated with Sarah BOONE's father Squire to Yadkin. There has been some question whether Vincent was married previously to a Sarah PATTERSON of AL. The birth dates of Vincent and Elizabeth's children contradict this. Vincent and Elizabeth left Giles about 1845 and show up in Johnson Co. IL about 1850.


Submitted by: Pal Allen Rice
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Date posted: Friday, September 6, 1996

I am searching for connections to Levi TUCKER in Giles County or surrounding areas. He was married to Margaret Hughes TENNERY. This would be in the 1850's era. There was possibly a prior marriage to a ? GOATES.


Submitted by: Vicki Land
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Date posted: Tuesday, September 10, 1996

Joseph Alexander LAND Sr 1800 perhaps in S.C. lived in Giles Co. TN in 1830. Looking also for his son Moses S. LAND in Giles Co. TN. Let me know if anyone has come across these people. Thanks.


Email: Pat McDonald
Date posted: Saturday, September 14, 1996

MCDONALD/MCDANIEL In searching for my ancestor, John MCDONALD b 1792, I notice there were several MCDONALDs in early Giles county. Would like to connect with anyone working on this family. History of Giles County mentions Alexander, and his brothers Joseph, Robert, and John, and their relatives (uncles, I believe) William and James. Also, probably an aunt, Elizabeth (Samuel INGRAM)


Submitted by: Jim McBride
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Date posted: Tuesday, September 17, 1996

I received some info that stated my 3rd ggf, Ebenezer W. MCBRIDE may have been a sherrif in Giles Co. around 1825. Can some one help point me in the right direction to start reseaching this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Email: Peggy Jones
Date posted: Friday, September 20, 1996

Researching the MAYFIELD and STRICKLAND families of Giles Co., TN. I know Larkin, William, Brice Moore and Isaac MAYFIELD all lived in this county from abot 1820.


Email: Andrew E. Austin
Date posted: Friday, September 20, 1996

Looking for information on the AUSTIN family that settled in the Elkton/Ardmore, Giles Co. area dring the late 1700's. Perhaps named William and Mary. William? was severely wounded in the War of 1812. Mary? ran the farm, overlooking the Elk River, until after the Civil War. I think there's a connection to the HARLOW family in this area. My grandfather, William Ross AUSTIN, passed away in Nashville in the 1950's. Father, Andrew Campbell AUSTIN, passed away in Asheville, N.C., in 1987. Would appreciate any info. Thanks. Andy


Email: Milton Hines
Date posted: Monday, September 23, 1996

Looking for information on the ancestors and siblings of Cage BALLENTINE. He was born in Pulaski, Giles County in October 1846. He married Cealie JACKSON/MARTIN (from Maryland), in about 1867. They later moved to Panola County, Mississippi where they were located at the 1880 Federal Census. While in Giles county they had three children : Alexander,Catherine and Martha.


Submitted by: Nancy Sterling Tyler
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Date posted: Wednesday, September 25, 1996

Phillip DARBY b.1775 in Montgomery County, MD and married to Nancy DAVIS around 1798 lived in Giles County, TN for a while. Need information on Nancy DAVIS and her family, parents, siblings, etc. Also any information on any of their children: John Henry b. 1799, Josias b. 1808, Elizabeth b 1805, Thomas b. 1807 and daughter Nancy b.1826 who later married a Nathan D. ROBERSON who was a Methodist Circuit rider around those parts. information about any of these people and their civic participation, etc.


Email: Betty Craft
Date posted: Thursday, September 26, 1996

I found an abstract of a record in Giles Co Chancery Court, Woodruff Files, M-N file N-3, Case 1309, Petition to sell slaves James P. NELSON, Isaac NELSON died intestate. Nov, 1854. I would like to obtain a list of the slaves he owned. Abstract states that he owned several. My GG Grandmother, Rachel and her child Laura were owned by Isacc NELSON. I of course would like a copy of record listing them. Betty Craft


Submitted by: Norman D. Price
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Date posted: Sunday, September 29, 1996

I am seeking information on the DOGGETT and FRASER(FRAZIER) families in Giles and Marshall Counties. The earliest record that I have of My FRASER line is John Henry FRASER who married Ann S. CRANSHAW(CRENSHAW) ca. 1819. Their son, David L. FRASER(FRAZIER) married Elizabeth DOGGETT, daghter of William F. DOGGETT. David & Elizabeth are my gg-grandparents. I have some information on the Doggett family but have been unable to trace the FRASERs back past John Henry who died in 1847. I would appreciate any information on these families and will gladly share what information I have on them. Thanks, Norman


Submitted by: Mike Becker
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Date posted: Monday, October 7, 1996

I'm researching the CURRY line of Giles Co. Looking for info on James Henry CURRY married to Rebecca Ann CAMPBELL on Jly 25, 1872. He had a brother, Thomas. Also I'm researching Rebecca Ann CAMPBELL's line. Please contact me if yo have any related info.


Email: Jim Davis
Date posted: Tuesday, October 8, 1996

Seeking information on the forbearers and descendents of Peterson MCGILL. MCGILL was born in Tennessee circa 1816. He first appears in census records for Giles County in 1840 as Peter MAGILL. MCGILL apparently lived near the Alabama state line (vicinity of Limestone Co., Alabama), as he was enumerated in the latter county in 1850 and 1860. In 1870 he was counted once again in Giles Co., while in 1880 he was in Lauderdale Co., AL. Peterson served in the 26th/50th Alabama Infantry, CSA, from 1861-1865, and was wounded either at Shiloh or Atlanta. He was married four times: Mahala LONG, Eodus (Oda) ,MARBUTSarah SHELTON or SHERWOOD and Catherine DALY. He had 17 known children by these spouses, most of whom lived in Giles Co., TN or Limestone Co., AL. I have found records in Giles Co. Court Minutes during the 1840's documenting land transactions with other MCGILLs including Eli T. MCGILL, Joel MCGILL and Isaac MCGILL. The latter individuals may have been brothers or cousins. Eli T. MCGILL lived in Davidson Co. circa the Civil War, and filed a claim (Which was denied) with the Southern Claims Commission in the 1870's. I would appreciate any information that anyone might have to share with me regarding Peterson and his family.


Submitted by: Juliette Smith
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Date posted: Friday, October 11, 1996

I am looking for info on surname HAYS (or HAYES). I've hit the brick wall with the 1840 TN Census - Giles Co. Looking for ancestors (and other desecendants) of Alex HAYS (b.1804, d.1843) , married to Priscilla ANDREW. His oldest son, my 3rd g-grandfather was Samel Arthur HAYS (b.1836 in Pulaski, Giles Co., d. 1916), married to (Mahala) Caroline CALLEN.


Submitted by: Patricia Tennon
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Date posted: Saturday, October 12, 1996

I wish to contact any descendants of Tillman and Tabitha ROBERTSON HOLLAND living in Giles Co TN


Email: John Reglin
Date posted: Sunday, October 13, 1996

Would like information on Ephraim BASS, in Giles Co. 1850, where several children (including Mildred who married Archeles W. WINN) were born. Ephraim married 2. Teresa STRICKLAND before moving to Tx.


Email: Jim Davis
Date posted: Monday, October 14, 1996

Seeking information on a PINSON family which appears in the 1870 Van Bruen Co. census returns. The following individals were in that family: A.J.,42, farm labor, head of hosehold; Nancy, 43, Hosekeeping; Elijah, 21; Rosanna,16; Robert, 13; Jlia, 11; John, 9; and Eliza J.,6. All were listed as having been born in Georgia. I believe that Eliza J. may be the Eliza J. PINSON who is my 2nd great grandmother; She married my 2nd great grandfather, Joseph Monroe MCGILL, in the 1880's, probably in the Giles or Hardin Co., TN area. Eliza and Joseph variously lived in Hardin, McNairy, and Giles Counties of Tennessee and in Laderdale Co., Alabama, before finally settling in Columbus, GA. Need any and all information available on the forbearers and siblings of Eliza.


Email: Jane Gilbert
Date posted: Wednesday, October 16, 1996

Seeking info on GILBERTs Giles Co. My g-gfather was Tazewell, son of Cary, son of David, son of Thomas, son of Caleb. Family originated in Newberry, Co. SC. Tazewell was one of 14 or 15 children, so there must be tons of descendants out there somewhere! Also interested in COLE family. Haven't started researching them, but my g-gfather was Lewis Houston COLE.


Submitted by: J.E. Taylor
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Date posted: Saturday, October 19, 1996

I have information on James and Elizabeth WEIR WILSON who settled in Pulaski, Giles Co. Tenn. arond 1840. Anyone researching this family may contact me by e-mail if interested.


Email: Dana K. Hill
Date posted: Monday, October 21, 1996

Looking for information on William Avery ANDREWS. Married to Lively Ann FISHER ca1877. Living in Giles Co TN in 1880. Would like to find marriage license. William Avery ANDREWS was born 5 Ag 1855 in TN; died 30 June 1913 in McClain Co. Oklahoma. He had a brother named Oscar and one named Henry, who was married to Arrie GRAHAM. They moved to Texas about 1895, then to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) by 1898. This is all I know of William AVERY's family. I have quite a bit on Lively Ann FISHER. Any info appreciated.


Email: Jan Gerow
Date posted: Friday, October 25, 1996

I am descended from the DUPRE(e) and NANCE families who lived in Giles Co. Tn in the mid-1800s. Josiah James DUPRE and Sarah (surname unknown) daughter, Sigorney Motte DUPRE married Solomon NANCE, son of James NANCE and Elizabeth COOPER Josiah DUPRE was born Charleston, SC. Sigorney was born in Giles Co. Tn. Solomon NANCE was born in Sothhampton, Va. James NANCE's father was William NANCE. Josiah DUPRE's parents were Benjamin DUPRE and Mary MCCLELLAND. They moved from Charleston, SC to the Pendleton District of SC.


Submitted by: Jenny Beasley
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Date posted: Friday, October 25, 1996

Looking for information on Elizabeth WINSTEAD d 1835 in Giles Co. She was married to Allen BEAVERS. And she died from complications of childbirth approximately 2 months after his birth. I looking for info on WINSTEAD and BEAVERS. Trying to find who raised the child Jesse Meadows BEAVERS and any other persons related. Thank you


Email: Dena Harrison
Date posted: Sunday, October 27, 1996

Looking for all BIVINS and BURROGHS family data in Giles Co., about 1820-1850


Submitted by: Carey Rogers
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Date posted: Sunday, October 27, 1996

BENTLEY, Luebrcy. (b. ca 1815 Tennessee d. 1894 AL). Searching for information on the family of this woman. I do not know her husbands name or her maiden name but there are other BENTLEYs in Lawrence and Giles County dring this time period. She lived n Limestone County AL from at least 1850 until her death in 1894. Any info is appreciated.


Email: Sherrill Williams
Date posted: Monday, October 28, 1996

Looking for information on John BLACK who was living in Giles County in 1831 according to a deed in Lincoln Co., NC. He was the son of William BLACK,Sr of Lincoln Co. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Submitted by: Debbie DeFoi
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Date posted: Tuesday, October 29, 1996

In search of family of William Washington BROWN. He is said to have been born in Giles County on Apr 7 1814. He married a Louisa (either HOLMES or McGRAW) somewhere in Tenn. (poss. 1836). I have info on his children but know nothing of his parents/sibs or Louisa's. They had two children in Monroe Co. before moving to Miss. Thank you for any assistance yo may be able to give.