Submitted by: James R. Foster
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Date posted: Monday, December 1, 1997

STRICKLAND, Archabald; I'm searching for any information on this Family. They are listed in the 1850 Census, of Giles Co. TN. He married Margaret FOSTER, April 3 1823 in Lawrence, Co. TN . They had the following offspring, Margaret, b 1833, James, b. 1834, William, b. 1836 & Candy, b. 1844. I could use any & all information on this family, & their up or down lines. J.R. Foster [email protected]


Email: Lou Bridges
Date posted: Tuesday, December 2, 1997

I am researching the CROWSON family that lived in Giles Co., Tn. in 1807. William CROWSON born in 1740/45 in Johnson Co. N.C. died 19 July 1814 in Giles Co. Tn. married Mary THOMAS (She died in Giles Co. 1820). Children: Richard Thomas,Aaron, Rev. Moses, Mary "Polly" (she married William HATCHER), William, Jacob, John, Abraham, Isaac, Thomas B., Jonathan, And Jane. Lou Bridges (e-mail [email protected]) 318B County Road 685, Tuscola, Tx. 79562


Submitted by: Bob Patterson
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Date posted: Wednesday, December 3, 1997

RUSSELL, BENNETT, WILLIAMS I'm researching the RUSSELL family who lived in Giles County between 1821 -1887. Records show them both in Giles County and Lincoln County. There is a RUSSELL cemetery in Lincoln County where several people that lived in Giles Cty were buried. David RUSSELL m. Rebecca BENNETT (daughter of Elisha BENNETT and Sarah HUFF) in 1840 in Lincoln County. Their son William Curtis RUSSELL m. Margaret Orlena WILLIAMS in 1877 (in Lincoln County) and lived in Giles County. They moved to Oklahoma, then McKinney, Texas in 1880. Any information on the families would be appreciated. Bob Patterson 2717 Gold Rush Lane Carrollton, TX 75007 [email protected]


Email: Norma Rogers
Date posted: Thursday, December 4, 1997

ROGERS, Spencer. He was born in Tenn. about 1817. His first wife was Elizabeth, last name unknown but feel it may be MITCHELL. They had 8 children, all born in Giles County. William J. born 1838, Sarah born 1840, Leroy born Oct. 28, 1841, Frances Rebecca born 1844, James Henry born 1846, Nancy J. born 1849, Martha A. born 1852 and Josephine born 1855. He then married Arena SMITH in 1865. There are no known children by this marriage. Have no idea when or where they died. Norma Rogers [email protected]


Email: Glenn Buckner
Date posted: Thursday, December 4, 1997

Searching for any information on Joel CHILDERS/CHILDRESS and Robert CHILDERS/CHILDRESS living in Giles County, TN circa 1830 according to Civil War Service records. Have some CHILDERS/CHILDRESS Info willing to share. Reply to Glenn and Brenda Buckner, e-mail [email protected]


Submitted by: Don Cochran
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Date posted: Thursday, December 4, 1997

I am searching for the parents of my ggf James W. COLE b: Apr 9, 1834 d: Jun 23, 1908. James was married to Edna Ann and they had five children who survived beyond infancy; Eliot, Margaret(my grandmother), Margian, Ella and William. James and Edna Ann were buried in the Mullis family cemetery outside of Cochran, Georgia. I found James and Edna Ann in the 1870 and 1900 Dodge County Ga census reports and in Twiggs County Ga in the 1880 census report. I believe that James must have lived in Tennessee when he was a youth because he enlisted in the 37th Regiment of Stewart�s Brigade of the Tennessee Volunteers. He attained the rank of Sergeant and was shot through the shoulder at the Battle of Chickamauga in North Georgia. The wound permanently disabled his arm and he received a fifty dollar a year pension. I found a Henry COLE listed in the 1850 Lincoln County Tennessee Census who was married to Rebecca. Henry and Rebecca had a son named James W. who was the correct age for my James. I cannot verify that this is my James. Henry and Rebecca were listed in the 1860 Giles Coutny Census and a James was listed in the the 1850 Haywood census married to Indy. Thanks for any help you can offer Don Cochran


Email: Myra Moss Piland
Date posted: Friday, December 5, 1997

I am looking for kin from Giles County, Tennessee. My gr gr grandparents.Josheph HASTINGS and Sarah Ann DUNNAVANT are buried in Giles County, Tenn. Sarah DUNNAVANT was born in Giles Co. Tenn in 1833. they had several children born in Giles County, of which is my gr grandfather........Peter Green HASTINGS born on 4 feb 1847 in Giles County, Tenn ...he died 7 oct 1877 in Giles County Tennesee....marrried 29 April 1869 in Madison Co, Ala to Elizabeth Alcena PHILLIPS. Peter Green died young and his wife re married and died 23 Feb 1900 Madison Co. Ala. One of their children , my grandfather., William Jerome HASTINGS born 6 Jan, 1874 in Giles County Tennessee. He died 28 Dec 1919 in Pecan Gap , Delta Co. Texas. He married Melissa Tennessee PATTERSON on 24 Dec 1895 Madison Co. Ala. if anyone has any info on this family I would love to hear from you. Thanks.....Myra


Submitted by: Lyn Rose
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Date posted: Friday, December 5, 1997

Any info on these familes would be appreciated. Lazarus STEWART b abt 1778 in VA (he was on the Giles Co., TN tax list for 1812 & 1820 Census pg 10) d aft 1830 in Hardeman Co., TN He was married abt 1798 in Washington Co., VA or Sullivan CO., TN to Mary (Polly) PEMBERTON. One probable son is William Pemberton STEWART b abt 1804 in ? TN d bef 1850 in Lawrence Co., TN He was married 1822 in Hardeman Co., TN to Martha GREEN b abt 1806 in NC or GA.. William and Martha STEWART are on the 1840 Census for Giles Co., TN Children: Tabitha m Henry BASHEARS James Pemberton bachelor Sarah Minerva William Pemberton Jr m Caroline Minerva DEVASIER John Little(ton) Rodger Green


Email: Tommy Stephenson
Date posted: Saturday, December 6, 1997

Seeking information on Samuel STEPHENSON and wife Mary SHIELDS STEPHENSON. Their son, George Alexander STEPHENSON married Elizabeth Sarah PERRY in Giles County,TN. in 1849. Other related families in Giles County were BARRON,HOLT, MONTGOMERY. Tom Stephenson [email protected] 501 Rosemary Lane Quitman,Texas


Email: Lynda Blackmon
Date posted: Saturday, December 6, 1997

REED,John Walter 1882-1945 father: Hugh REED mother: Martha RAY buried in Decatur AL. wf Mary RAY 1890-1957 father: Reuben RAY,/C Vaughn GORDON mother: Nannie NUNLEY buried Mt.Moriah cemetery,Palaski TN, Giles Co. Children Herbert W. 1911-1970 Annie Lou 1913-1968 spouse Frank Wesley GARNER Kathlen 1916-1950 David Wayne 1918-1994 John Walter Jr. 1919-1939 Clifford Bailey 1922-1971 spouse:Pauline FITZSIMMONS Alice Mae 1925 Lewis Samuel 1926-1944 Eleanor 1927-spouse:Arther Milton STANSELL this REED family is from Giles Co. TN. REED / ENGLETT / WAKEFIELD / GARNER


Submitted by: Rosalie Guthrie
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Date posted: Saturday, December 6, 1997

Robert GUTHRIE Sr., b 1773 in NC, d. 1856 in Lynnville, Giles Co, buried in Johnson's Cemetery near Waco. His wife was Jane/Martha Jane NORWOOD, b. ca 1779 in SC. Robert Sr. first found on Giles Co.Tax List in 1812. Their children [not sure if in order of birth] Francis GUTHRIE, b. 1790's in NC/KY, d. ca 1828?, m. Mary Davis KIRK ca 1815 & they had 2 daughters; John GUTHRIE, b. 1794 in NC per his Bible, d. 1843 in Graves Co, KY, m. Jane ALEXANDER in 1843, had several children; Samuel GUTHRIE, b. 1798 in KY, remained in Giles Co & d. after 1870 census, m. Adaline CASHION/CASHON ca 1840, had 2 children; Robert GUTHRIE Jr., b. ca 1802? in KY/TN, m. Morning Glory BEAL ca 1823, he d. after 1840 census after leaving Giles Co for Wayne Co, TN, had 6 children, most 'bound-out' in 1838, then she disappeared; Theophilis GUTHRIE, b. ca 1804? in KY/TN, m. [unknown name], had 6 children, moved to Henderson Co, TN by 1840, then disappeared; Cynthia Amanda GUTHRIE, b. ca 1824 in Giles Co., m. Zopher S. COMPTON in Giles Co, she d. 1890 in Giles Co., had 8 children; Andrew GUTHRIE, b. 1813 in Giles Co., moved to Madison Co, TN & m. Mary Ann TAYLOR there in 1843, he d. 1852, was a US Marshall, had one daughter living at the time of his death; Jane Caroline GUTHRIE, b. ca 1816 in Giles Co, TN, never married, d. after 1870 census. Would appreciate hearing from anyone connecting to this ancestry. Will share.


Email: Rosalie Guthrie
Date posted: Saturday, December 6, 1997

Robert GUTHRIE Jr., b. ca 1802? in KY/ TN, m. ca 1823 to Morning Glory BEAL, said to be a full blooded Cherokee Indian, b. ca 1802? in TN. They had 6 children. Granderson Graves GUTHRIE, b. 1824 in Giles Co, TN, was in Izard Co, AR by 1849 & m. Mary A. BENBROOK, he d. ca 1861 in Izard Co, AR; Lydia M. GUTHRIE, b. ca 1826 in Giles Co, TN, m. ca 1844 to Bolin/Bolyn G. HAMLETT/HAMBLET [or similar spelling] & had 7 children, was living in Germantown, Shelby Co, TN in the 1880 census & widowed, then lost her & family; Jane GUTHRIE, b. ca 1827 in Giles Co, TN, said to have been 'bound-out', m. a Mr. HAMILTON & supposedly lived somewhere in AR, never found her; Nancy Amanda C. GUTHRIE, b. ca 1828? in Giles Co, TN, said to have been 'bound-out', m. (1) John M. FRANKS of Giles Co, ca 1844, they had 5 children, he died, m. (2) William L. FRANKLIN ca 1852 of Giles Co. [no children from 2nd marriage] & they were in Navarro Co, TX by 1872. She was widowed again, but all of her children remained with her in Navarro Co, TX, she d. after 1880 census; Thomas Smith GUTHRIE, b. ca 1830/1 in Giles Co, TN, was 'bound-out' in 1838. Was found with an Ann MOODY in the 1850 Giles Co census. Supposedly lived in MO, but can't locate him; Robert Landon GUTHRIE, b. 1832 in Giles Co, TN, 'bound out' in 1838 to a Henry NEWLIN/NEWLAND & they took him to Springfield, MO after the 1840 Giles Co census. He escaped in 1858 & made his way to Izard Co, AR, to his oldest brother, m. Morning Elizabeth FRANKS in 1859, d. 1915 in Calico Rock, Izard Co, AR - my husband's ancestors. Does anyone have any information on these other siblings? Need help, will share.
Correction to my query:
descendants of Robert GUTHRIE Jr. The daughter, Nancy Amanda C. GUTHRIE, b. ca 1828 in Giles Co, TN, m. (1) John M. FRANKS; were in the 1850 & 1860 Giles County census. Children-Elizabeth J.; Marina or Manerva; Mary; Gabriel L (male); and Robert James. John M. FRANKS died and Nancy Amanda C. "GUTHRIE" FRANKS then m. (2) ______ FRANKLIN and the family moved to Navarro Co, TX by 1872. All of her children remained with her in Navarro Co, TX. She d. after the 1880 census. Can anyone help me with this branch? Will share. Thank you.


Submitted by: Marlene Bates Johnson
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Date posted: Sunday, December 7, 1997

Jeremiah BATES (or BATTS) born 1790-1800 probably in South Carolina. Shown on 1830 Hickman County, TN census. Male: 0-5/1, 5-10/2, 10-15/1, 30-40/1 Female: 0-5/1, 5-10/1, 30-40/1. Name of wife and children not proven, but possibility two of his sons are James and Jeremiah. It is believed this Jeremiah BATES/BATTS was in Giles County 1840s/1850s, possibly served as a judge or magistrate of some kind. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information on this man, to either prove or disprove him being in Giles County.


Email: David Worsham
Date posted: Wednesday, December 10, 1997

Looking for descendents of Wm WORSHAM born in Va in 1802 and moved to Giles, TN ca 1830. David Worsham [email protected]


Email: William Johnson
Date posted: Wednesday, December 10, 1997

HUDSON. Zadock HUDSON m Milly ATKINS in Giles Co.. 1819 tax list Zadock 1830 census lists Zadock, Ben, and Thomas. Zadock later moved to Tippah Co.,Ms. Where in 1820? Who was Milly's parent?Thomas was living with John SANDUSKY in 1840. Was John's wife a HUDSON? I need any help you can provide.


Submitted by: John Beach
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Date posted: Monday, December 15, 1997

I would appreciate any info on William Mays RAY, b.12/30/1844 in TN, died 1/13/1923 in Delina, Giles Co. Also wife Mary S. NELSON RAY, b.1/11/1854 in TN, died 3/1/1923. My grandmother was one of their two daughters, (Eva) Blanche RAY JAMES, who died in a tornado, also in 1923. Linda James Ali


Email: Patrick W. Scoggin
Date posted: Monday, December 15, 1997

Seeking info regarding family of Richard Gardner SCOGGIN, b. c1808 in Virginia; In Giles County by 1826; married Mary M.HARWOOD (dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth J.) bef 1833 (presumably in Giles Co.); died Unk (Aft 1869 probably in Giles Co. or Limestone Co., Alabama). Most interested in establishing date/place of birth in Virginia, date/place of marriage, and any information regarding Virginia ancestors and siblings. -PwS-


Submitted by: Roy Hale
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Date posted: Monday, December 15, 1997

I am looking for information on the COFFMAN family that lived in Giles between 1820 and 1870. William H. COFFMAN married Rebecca PETTY in 1857. I would like information regarding her family as well. Thanks!


Submitted by: Steven Gordon
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Date posted: Tuesday, December 16, 1997

I am looking for information on the GORDON family of Giles County, TN. Samuel GORDON, b. circa 1730 in Scotland, married ?? Children Evander, Samuel, David, Elizabeth, Barbara, and Robert who married Mary KENNEDY. Rumor that he came over from Derry, Ireland and came to Giles via Virginia. Any info appreciated, especially on wife and origin of Samuel.


Email: Beverly White
Date posted: Tuesday, December 16, 1997

I am interested in any information relating to Samuel G. BAYLESS who was born in Washington County, Tennessee in 1844 - married Sarah J. EALY in Greene County, Tennessee in 1863. They moved to the area of Pulaski in Giles County where they lived for about 30-years until his death in 1909.


Submitted by: Laura Ingram
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Date posted: Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Seeking info on William LATHAM who moved from Lincoln Co. to Culleoka, Giles Co. around 1847. He married Mary Ann CAMPBELL and had two sons before moving. They were Austin Alexander LATHAM b. 1844 who married Elizabeth COOPER and John Jefferson LATHAM b. 1846 who married Olivia JONES dau. of Daniel H. JONES of Giles in 1875. Both Austin and John J. served in Co. H of the 1st TN Cavalry, csa in 1864-65. Have more info to share.


Submitted by: H. Shannon Phillips
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Date posted: Saturday, December 20, 1997

PHILLIPS - THOMPSON - SHEPPARD Does anyone have any information on John PHILLIPS, NC Line Rev. soldier, who may have come to Giles Co., TN in the early 1800's or was in the part of Giles that later became Lawrence Co., TN. In 1822 John appeared in court in Lawrence Co., TN to apply for a pension. Robert THOMPSON accompanied him. John stated he was about 70 yr. old (b ca 1752). This was the second time the THOMPSON family was involved with John. About Oct 1777 John became ill and was discharged, James THOMPSON picked up his pay in Halifax or Warrenton, NC. This suggested that they may be related to John. Did John PHILLIPS, Rev. soldier, buy land in Giles Co., TN? On 20 Dec. 1791 Joseph PHILLIPS (also referred to as John in the grant) and William SHEPPARD bought 5000 acres (Richland Creek area) in Giles Co., TN. It was not registered until 16 Jan 1807. The land adjoined 2000 acres that Martha SHEPPARD bought. John served under Col. Abraham SHEPPARD in the NC Line. This land was also near Hugh CAMPBELL and Irishtown where four PHILLIPS (from Fairfield, SC) settled.


Email: Lois Weaver
Date posted: Sunday, December 21, 1997

HANEY, GREESON, ABERNATHY, DANIELS, GARNER, ADAMS. Seeking info re family of Anderson HANEY b. 1849 and Julia Ann GREESON b. 1853, m. 1872 in Giles Co. Had children Lillian (Alley ABERNATHY), Ola (Seaborn DANIELS), William Van (Lila GARNER), and Eula (Fletcher ADAMS). Anderson d. 1884 and Julia d. 1921, both are buried in Limestone Co, AL.


Submitted by: Wanda Tracy
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Date posted: Monday, December 22, 1997

I am seeking information and/or descendants or anyone having any knowledge regarding Smallwood OWEN (S), William OWEN (S), John OWEN (S). These individuals names appeared in the 1820 census of Giles County. Please e-mail me at [email protected] or write me at 1400 East Snyder, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240.


Submitted by: Patsy Almon
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Date posted: Monday, December 22, 1997

I am researching for Jacob ALMON or may have been Lewis ALMON -b- Giles County, Tn-c1800 or later. Also have a Jabez ALMON -m- Sarah Marie HILL-- August 27, 1856. Where unknown.Sarah is the daughter of Asher HILL and Rachel GREENE-m-1820. Any help grately appreciated. Jabez is Jacob/Lewis's son. Jabez was born Sept/18/1823. Sarah HILL-b-Nov/27/1831.


Email: Randy L. McConnell
Date posted: Friday, December 26, 1997

Seeking information on these Giles Co.-related families: -- Walter MCCONNELL (1784-1854), m. Mary Elizabeth PARKER, d/o Jeremiah and Millie Robey PARKER of Giles. Jeremiah (d. 1841), a Latin teacher and farmer, owned one of Pulaski's original lots in 1819. -- Wiley Blount FAUGHT Sr. (d. 1841, bur. Old Salem) m. Elizabeth WOOD, d/o Matthew and Virginia Rebecca (YOUNG) WOOD of Giles. -- Alexander MCCONNELL (1814-1854) m. Mary WOOD, d/o Matthew and Virginia. -- Rev. James Wright EDWARDS (1807-1893) m. Martha (Patsy) KENAMORE, d/o William and Mary JOHNSON KENAMORE and niece of Sugar Creek Jake (Jacob) KENEMER of southern Giles Co. -- Descendants of RW vet Abner JOHNSON and Nancy BRACKETT of Maury/Giles. All these families moved to Greene/Christian Cos., MO in late 1852 and 1854.


Email: Randy L. McConnell
Date posted: Friday, December 26, 1997

Seeking info on Joel and Mary WILSON. Joel was first found in 1812 Maury tax list and may have been related to Adam WILSON Sr. of Greene/Jefferson TN whose sons Adam Jr., William and James were early settlers of Dickson/Hickman. Mary may have been a SANDERS related to Wm. of Giles and Alfred of Hickman/Maury. Both families had NC roots. Sons (many) included James (m. Emily HAWTHORN of Lawrence), Francis P. (m. Nancy Ann INMAN) and Joel (mentally retarded). Wilsons are found in Giles census 1830 to 1850. In fall 1852, they moved with some children to Christian Co., MO in huge relocation involving Inmans (of Big Creek, Giles), Faughts, McConnells, Edwardses (of Maury), Kenamores (of Giles/Maury) and descendants of RW vet Abner Johnson and Nancy Brackett of Maury.


Submitted by: Benny Ball
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Date posted: Saturday, December 27, 1997

The BALL Family moved to this area from Beaufort County NC. I am looking for info about William BALL of Giles County and Ozro BALL of Giles County. Any info on the BALL family or families related would be appreciated. I have over 250 years of family history and will be glad to share info. Searching surnames of BALL, ADAMS, FISHER


Submitted by: Linda James Ali
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Date posted: Saturday, December 27, 1997

I believe my gggrandfather Isaac Lee Brantley JAMES lived in the Giles Co. area during some period of time during early 1800's to 1870's. He was b.about 1818,probably in VA, m.about 1848 to Janie HIGGINS, b.about 1833. It's said there were 14 children in the family, of which my ggrandfather, James HIGGINS JAMES, b. in 1850, was said to be the eldest.


Submitted by: Trevor Ferguson
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Date posted: Tuesday, December 30, 1997

Searching for ancestors of Harry Alexander MCALLISTER born in Prospect in Giles County 2/15/1898 died 8/15/1947 and buried in Prospect Cemetary. Wife Lee Etta WARTHEY born 3/2/1900 death ? Buried in Prospect Cemetary. Harry's father was Nathan G. MCALLISTER born in 1859 died 1924. His mother was Ida ? born 1862 died 1919. Don't know if they are buried in Prospect Cemetary or not. Any information is greatly appreciated.


Submitted by: Cindy Faulkner Date posted: Tuesday, December 30, 1997

I am searching for any information on Leander H. WISDOM b. c. 1835 TN who married Eliza Jane (Louisa) PRYOR [d/o Henry & Susan PRYOR] on 25 Nov 1856 in Giles Co, TN. Children were: John Henry WISDOM b. 1858 Giles Co, TN m. Eliza ROBERTS Harriett E. WISDOM b. 1859 Giles Co, TN Nancy Theodora WISDOM b. 1860 Giles Co, TN m. David EDDY George Leander WISDOM b. 1862 Giles Co, TN m. Frances IVEY Who were Leander WISDOM's parents & siblings? Please email Cindy Faulkner with any information or snail mail me at 9374 Steeple Court, Laurel, MD 20723-5826. Thank you!


Submitted by: Margie Croney
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Date posted: Wednesday, December 31, 1997

NEAL/NAIL, Nicholas was in Giles Co. Tn. in 1816 "charged in an affray" and left the state. Is this the same Nicholas NEAL who showed up in Lauderdale Co. Al. in 1830, then disappears from census? There was a marriage in 1813 Williamson Co. Tn. of a Nicholas NEAL to a Sarah(Sally)WILLIAMS. Julian NEAL/NAIL signed the doucment(name spelled both ways on doc.) In 1850 a Sarah(Sally)NEAL,b. 1790 Tn., shows up in the Monroe Co. Ms. census living among other NEAL families. Her children: Francis Marion NEAL b. 1821 Al, mar. to Eliz. C. EASTER; Nancy S. b. 1826 mar. to Jesse NAIL(prob.a cousin), and Sarah b. 1831. So Sarah's children were b. 1821-1831 which means husband died after 1831. Would like to find is this Nicholas NEAL of 1816 Giles Co. Tn. is the husband of Sarah(b.1790 TN)and the father of her children. Any info appreciated. Margie.