The 1880 census of Giles Co, E. D. 113, p. 27, line 25. District 15 shows: Susan C. Jones (48, b. TN), Mary V. Jones (daughter)(11, b. TN); Robert B. Jones (son)(9, b. TN) and Edward S. Styles (son)(24, b. LA). I think these are all the children that Susan (SIMPSON)(STYLES) JONES had. I believe that both the sons died without issue, but I have been unable to learn what happened to Mary V. Jones. Does anyone have any information on her? Did she marry? Does she have descendants? When did she die? In CEMETERY RECORDS OF GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE, by the Giles County Historical Society, I found tombstone records (Lynnwood Cemetery) for Sue C. Jones (1831-1906), Edward S. (Ned) Stiles (1856-1941) and Robert B. Jones (1870-1899)(Founder of R. B. Jones High School), but found no record for Mary V. Jones, leading me to conclude that she probably did marry. If she does have descendants, I would very much like to get in touch with them.
Thanks for any help,
Mary Gregg

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1812 census of males 18years and over shows a Robert BROWN and a William BROWN and a James BROWN together. Does anyone have any information on these men? Were all related? Where From? Where did they go?
John Brown

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Request any relative or ancestral info on Elizabeth "Lizzie" Young, b. Abt 1854 in TN. Mother also named Elizabeth(?) Young. Lizzie married William W. (Bill) Rea. Both are listed in 1880 census of Giles County, along with sons William Miron Rea (age 2) and Eddie (age 4 months). The census shows an Elizabeth Young (age 66) b. TN, also living in household. The family later moved to Van Zandt County, TX where they farmed for an extended period of time.
Ashley Waters

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Seeking relatives and ancestral info about William W. (Bill) Rea b. Abt 1851, possibly AL or TN. Married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Young, b. Abt 1854, Giles County, TN. Both are listed in 1880 census of Giles County , indicating all 4 parents born in TN. Children listed in 1880 census include William Miron Rea (age 2) and Eddie (age 4 months), both born in Giles County. The family later moved to Van Zandt County, TX where they farmed for an extended period. I have found the surname spelled REA and RAY in later documents. The mother of Lizzie is shown as also shown in 1880 census as living in the household, also named Elizabeth Young, age 66. This suggests possible death of her (unnamed) husband.
Ashley Waters

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Howdy folks! Thanks to all who've helped with my WOLAVER, ERWIN, and CLARK lines in Giles County. Does anyone have any info on early churches and hotels in Diana? My family has been involved in the Methodist church there since the late 1800's (1880's we think, but can't prove it). The church I am primarily interested in is what was originally known as Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church. It burned at some point (not sure of the year--can anyone confirm?), and was moved down into town, and the name changed to Diana United Methodist Church. Mt. Pleasant Cemetary is still on the hill on Diana Rd, across the street from the old Wolaver homeplace.
Also-- On Diana Rd, there was an old hotel. It was torn down in the late 40's or early 50's. My mother and her sister grew up in the hotel, and my grandfather, Steger Wolaver, built the new Wolaver homeplace on that site. I would be interested in any info on the hotel, especially the name of it! (No one can seem to remember.) Thanks!
Teresa Stevens

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William James ("Bill") THACKER b. 8 May 1836 Jilles, Giles Co TN, d. 25 Aug 1896 Pigeon Township, Baxter Co AR. A brother, Levi THACKER b. 1838. Parents UNKNOWN. On 25 Feb 1856, he m.(1) Milinday MILUM b. 3 Oct 1832 TN, d. 30 May 1864 Searcy Co. AR, dau of John MILUM & Mary UNKNOWN. 1863-1865, he served with Co.H, First AR Calvary in Civil War. Taken prisoner 25 Dec 1863 Searcy Co AR, listed killed Mar 1864; discharged 25 Aug 1864 Fayetteville, AR. On 9 Sep 1866 at Searcy Co. AR, he m. (2) Eliza Jane FARRIS b. 11 Sep 1827 York Co SC, d. 24 Nov 1897 Baxter Co AR, dau of Robert Miller FARRIS/FARIS & Mary Elizabeth FALLS. Children: (1) Emline F. THACKER b. 4 Dec 1856. (2) James Thomas THACKER b. 9 Nov 1859 Jasper Co MO, d. 26 Feb 1931 Newton Co MO. On 31 Aug 1887 Ozark Co MO, James T. THACKER m. (l)Lizzie COPE b. 1868, dau of George Franklin COPE & Mary Jane SAWYER. On 11 June 1901 Newton Co MO, he m. (2) Laurie GILBERT b. ? McDonald Co MO. On 24 Sep 1918in Lawrence Co MO, he m. Belle BUTCHER (1887-1922), dau of
Joyce Willhoit -- 4500 North Askew Avenue, Kansas City, MO, MO 64117
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Looking for information on the family of William AVERY married to Nancy WHEELER. This family lived in Giles Co. in the 1820's and early 1830's. Both William and Nancy died while their children were young and the WHEELER grandparents adopted the family. One of their sons, Benjamin Franklin AVERY (b. 1827), married Elizabeth BENNETT also of Giles Co., in 1845. Any assistance in finding more information on this family is appreciated..
Dee Sullins

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Looking for anyone that can help on Elijah Johnson and wife Ann Smith Mitchell, Ann was the dau of Elijah Mitchell born 1812 Tn. her husband must have died in 1839-40 Ann was left with at least three children, Elizabeth born in 1835 married Wm M Street, James born in 1837 and John in 1839. Ann married a Dr John P Spindle in Maury Co.in1845 and had these three children with her in 1850 census.
Fred R Johnson

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Help! I am researching the ERWIN, CLARK, and WOLAVER families of Giles County. I've just started researching, and don't have lots of time. (I'm working full time, and also homeschooling my daughter, but I want the research to be completed eventually to pass on to her.) Any info anyone has on these families would be appreciated. Also--Will someone PLEASE explain to me the district system used for census records, tax records, etc. From the info given with the tax records, I can't figure out which district(s) my family lived in. The Erwins were originally in the Bradshaw community near Diana; my ggrandfather owned a store there. The Wolavers lived in Diana off of Cornersville Highway (I think--not sure about the road), and then in Pulaski. There are two Wolaver homeplaces I know of, both on that same road--one was originally an old hotel and was remodeled by my grandfather, Steger Wolaver.
Teresa Stevens
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WHITE, Daniel was in Giles Co. TN. 1812. Would like to know if this is the same WHITE line that went to Blount Co. , Lamar, & Marion counties of AL. and then onroe Co. MS? Any info on this WHITE line appreciated.
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Looking for information on the family of Augustin LONG, born Aug 1831 in Giles Co.. He married Marilla Caroline GOOCH. I am looking for ancestors or descendents of this family of LONGS. I know A T LONG died Jan. 29, 1903, and is buried in the GOOCH Cemetery on Tackett Branch RD. Any information will be appreciated.
Norma Rogers
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Submitted on Sat Jul 18 12:24:40 EDT 1998


Looking for Charles HIGDON who was in the War of 1812, married #1 Margaret BRADLEY, she died 1849 in Giles Co., Tenn. #2 Manerva GRADY. Can anyone help us this is my maternal lineage???Will share info!!

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Looking for info/ancestors of (1) James W. TOMERLIN (14 Jun 1830 - 1905) m. 18 Feb 1857 in Giles Co., TN (2) Elizabeth Ann MAULTSBY (18 Oct 1837 - 13 Nov 1873). James may have served in Company H, 32nd TN Infantry during CW. James and Elizabeth TOMERLIN had the following children: John Alexander (1858 - 1947), William J. (1861 - ), Joseph F. (1862 - ), and Richard Knight (1869 - 1956). Also interested in descendents.
Greg Tomerlin

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Searching MCCLURE family of 1800's

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R. G. Wood was my GGF. His son, William Oak Wood (my Grandfather) married Eliza Ardella Gilmore in Pulaski, Giles County, TN. Robert Wood's father was Martin Bird Wood(s) an early settler in Giles Co. This is answer to posting by Ed Halford Cleere, Jan 16, 1998.
Nathan Womack
Rt. 5, Box 5228, Athens, TX 75751, Athens, TX 75751

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James Golightly was living in Giles Co. in 1830 (census) His daughter Parmelia Sheppard and Husband John also lived there. I would like to know James wife name. A good guess for her last name is Lancaster, a family which they had several marriages historically. James Golightly is later found in Lauderdale Co. Alabama in 1850 living with his son James. Cannot find any records after 1850. Parmelia Sheppard and Husband are also living there.
Landon Roberts

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Can someone advise me where Ammet Town was? Alonzo Lancaster (Lonnie) Johnson wrote some time in the early 1980's a biography re Thomas Joseph Johnson family. "We lived near a little settlement called Ammett town. The front of the house faced the main road." This was probably west of Pulaski. Other records show that this family lived in the Bodenham community. Can someone help me with Ammett Town?
Marie Evans Davis-McQueen
P. O. 375, Bon Secour, AL 36511

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Looking for Eugene Vox Griffin, born 1/24/1870 in Giles Co., TN. He ultimately moved to TX, was there by 1898. Any info on Eugene or his family would be appreciated.
Lisa Griffin

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Looking for info on Andrew Jackson CARNELL, born in October 1831(?), his wife Bettie Elizabeth ROGERS, born August 24 1843, and their son William Andrew CARNELL born January 18 1890 in Giles County. The family moved to Oklahoma around 1900 from Giles County, TN. Family included 9 other children.
Ray Russell

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Maj. Samuel James ROGERS appears several places in Giles/Maury, but especially as the 2nd husband of Judith Lacy BROOKES. Mrs BROOKES lost her husband, Rev. James Hall BROOKES and Samuel lost his first wife, Sarah Connor DAVIDSON in the cholera epidemic of 1833. I have gravesites of James BROOKES, Sarah ROGERS and Judith BROOKES/ROGERS. Where did Samuel go? Any info on Samuel James and/or Solomon ROGERS is appreciated.
Bugs Rogers

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Greenville Smith born abt 1815, and he married Araminta Paralee Record. Louisa's father was General James Carroll Record. Greenville and his wife had at least four children, and they were Carroll born ab 1845, Miranda, born abt 1848, Letha (?) born abt 1850, and William born abt 1853. Greenville is thought to have been a brother to Mrs. Bernard (Myranda) Patteson. Would appreciate any information abt this family.
Judy Falls -- Rt 2, Box 64A, Cooper, TX 75432
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Submitted on Sat Jul 11 18:40:13 EDT 1998


Looking for family records of Bernard Patteson, born about 1790, and married to Myranda Smith Patteson. Chhildren: Sally, Drury, James, Bernard Jr. Lon, Clara, Nelson, Daniel, Preston. First three children born in Tenn. and the others born in Texas. Specifically looking for the family of James who was a Texas Senator abt 1900, and married to Ikie Gray Patteson. Would appreciate any help on this family. Thanks!
Judy Falls -- Rt 2, Box 64A, Cooper, TX 75432
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Submitted on Sat Jul 11 18:25:55 EDT 1998


HASTINGS, MARVIN son of John Laukling Hastings and Lillie A. Vinson Hastings 2.Vinson, Elisha. 3.Davis, Lucy. 4.Phillips, Jane. These are some my family names I am researching from Giles Co., TN. Also, I am very curious if anyone knows why so many Giles countians migrated to TX. What was the lure? Anyone have any info on any of this? Thanks!
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Submitted on Sat Jul 11 00:02:51 EDT 1998


I'm researching John Wiley PIERCE b. Oct.26,1862 of Giles Co. he was living with his son Will Pierce at Pisgah, at time of his death 1948 Do not know who his parents were, any info would be deeply appreciated
Sherry Beatty
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Submitted on Thu Jul 9 22:17:43 EDT 1998


Looking for info on the marriage of Thomas E. TOMERLIN of Limestone,Ala.,to Martha A SANDERSON of Giles,Tn., on January 15, 1871.Also birth of their daughter, my Great Grandmother, Nancy Luiza TOMERLIN.
Stephanie Arrington
1631 Brighton Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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I would like any information on my great grand father James-Phillip born in and around 1855 in Geils county, died in a mining accident in 1896 in Pinkney, Tenn. For any information would be greatful.
Robert-Wade Crowe
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Submitted on Thu Jul 9 16:24:54 EDT 1998


I am looking for information on Amos Kilpatrick also known as Amos Yokley he serve in the civil war and was born in Virginia he marry a woman name Sopie and later Angeline Brownlow any info would be helpful.
Diane Johnson
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Submitted on Thu Jul 9 14:31:48 EDT 1998


RHEA, REA Joseph Campbell Rhea, b. 1800, Sullivan County, TN, d. 1853, Giles County, TN. Wife: Catharine Reynolds, b. 1815 Virginia
Ashley Waters
P.O. Box 982, DeRidder, LA 70634

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Am seeking information on the William and Sarah Vaughn family listed in the 1850 census for Giles County with children: Owen, John, and Theophalus. Edward Owen Vaughn is my gggrandfather. I know that E.O. first married Rebecca Surles and later Mary H. Storey. He also has a brother, David Vaughn who married Cynthia B. Dickerson in 1846. I believe there was also a brother, Stephen. All children where born in Virginia. Can provide further information on Edward Owen Vaughn who migrated to Arkansas.
Teresa Ratzlaff
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Submitted on Wed Jul 8 01:18:44 EDT 1998


Looking for info on Nathaniel MARTIN, R'evy War Soldier S44524. Applied for pension in Giles Co. TN 11/17/1834 R6967. Sol was in N.H. line moved to NY, VA, East TN, then to Giles Co. TN. Decendants believed to have settled in Wayne Co. TN
Ken Martin
6172 Meadowbrook Dr., Norcross, GA 30093

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Looking for Thomas WILKERSON/WILCOXSON who appears in the 1830 census of Giles Co. Some of his children were Noah H., David, Marvel and his wife was Anna NOLAN/NOWLIN/NOLAND. When did he die and where?
Nona Jordan

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Please help me, I am trying to find any information on the above surnames. I live in Texas and am unable to get to Tennessee at this time. Any information would be extremely helpful. Thank You.
Kathy Eubank Harding
Rt 2 Box 89R, Cleburne, TX 76031

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Seeking information on THOMAS LOVEL (b Dec 1849, Giles Co). He married URSULA GIBSON and they are buried in Giles Co. Any assistance on either person will be greatly appreciated.
Madalyn Teal -- 17078 Vinland, Addison, TX 75248
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Submitted on Fri Jul 3 16:23:41 EDT 1998


Need information on THOMAS GROSS ENGLISH DIED 1871 IN GILES CO. Married first ANNA SUSANNAH YORKLEY then MARTHA J. BROWNLOW. Jerry Whitten
Jerry Whitten
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Submitted on Thu Jul 2 22:48:59 EDT 1998


Looking for info on John Bell Worsham b.oct.6 1860 in Giles co Tn. d.apr 29 1936 in Tuscumbia Al.
Lucille C. Brown
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Submitted on Tue Jun 30 11:48:50 EDT 1998


I am searching for information on Forrest RUSSELL, wife Beulah, sons Jerry Lane, Richard and Willard and daughters Johanne, Linda and Wanda. I do not know what years they resided in Pulaski.
Amy L. Russell

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I am looking for information on Marvin DUNNAVANT b. 1879?, m. Sammie Abernathy (b.1875/81? - d.after 1920). Sammie's parents were Martha Ann ABERNATHY (daughter of Burwell ABERNATHY and Samuella Tannehill of Aspen Hill TN) and Robert Dickson ABERNATHY (b. 1855, Giles Co. - d.1928 Giles Co.). I have lots of gaps in my information.
Beth Davis
15425 Fortuna Bay #117, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

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Looking for information about EASTHER A. SKINNER b 14 Sept 1836, listed in 1850 Giles Co, TN, Census with widowed mother EASTHER SKINNER and other siblings. Married PINKNEY WILSON LOVELESS of Giles Co. EASTHER died 27 Nov 1899 in Falls Co, TX, where she is buried.
Susan Buckley
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Submitted on Sun Jun 28 16:58:16 EDT 1998


I am looking for information about William Gideon who settled in Giles County, TN in 1809. Also, was James Gideon who married Mary Polly Kindel William' son. Please email with any information. I have family group sheets on James Gideon to share if interested. Thank you.
Lisa Graves -- 405 Timberland Drive, Cordele, GA 31015
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Submitted on Fri Jun 26 19:37:13 EDT 1998


I am looking for information concerning Elizabeth "Bettie" JORDAN who married Filmore Green SHELTON on 20 February 1867 in Giles Co. She was born ca. 1850 in Alabama and died in November 1923. l would also like to have the obituary for her if it can be found. Their daughter Inez Jane SHELTON was born in Pulaski in 1877. Bettie is said to have had a sister, Jane, who married Wash JACKSON. Any help is really appreciated.
Jim W. Kelly

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I need info on estate case in Giles Co. involving Mary HIGGINS, d. 1864, widow of James HIGGINS, who died a few years earlier. James HIGGINS was married to two sisters, one not named, and had sixteen children. Mentioned in case: Robert S., David M., Andrew J., Benjamin B. Samuel A., Henry C., Angeline, Betsy SMITH, Mary Jane JONES or JAMES, Sarah JONES, Martha M. GARRISON, Josephine A., Margaret YOUNG, Eliza JONES, Lucinda JONES, Joanna WHITE, James B., Jemima M., and Hannah HIGGINS. Would appreciate any help, trying to connect to Mary Jane HIGGINS.
Linda James Ali
P. O. Box 832, Helotes, TX 78023

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Researching Hull Huggins Hancock (b. July 20. 1818; d. February 3, 1881; buried Mt. Moriah Church cemetary, Bodenham, Giles Co., TN). Also William HANCOCK (b. October 15, 1772, Onslow County, NC; d. 1849, Giles County, TN)
Jan Fleming Firtion

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Desperately searching for info on Martha Lousie GILMER, who married a William WILLIAMS. I believe her father was a Joseph GILMER. If you have "any" info, it would greatly be appreciated.
Gerald Bowen

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I am searching for Joseph LAND, Sr. born 6 Feb. 1799 in Pendleton District, SC and died 18 April 1875 in Comanche County, TX. His son, Joseph Alexander LAND was born 18 May 1830 in Giles County, TN and married Mary Ann WADDLE who was probably his second wife. This family moved to AR and on to McCullough County, TX where he served as a Baptist preacher for many years.
Linda Knowles
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Submitted on Sat Jun 20 11:30:03 EDT 1998


I have a James Jackson BOYD, b. 9 Oct. 1830 in Giles Co., TN; m. Mary Abigail HAYTER on 27 June 1854 in Nacogdoches Co., TX; d. 4 June 1914 near Commerce, Hunt Co., TX. According to his death certificate, his parents were "Jack BOYD" and "Mollie SMITH", both of Tennessee. I also have seen his parents' names as "John BOYD" and "Mary SMITH." His obituary said that "he came to Texas when but a boy and having lost his parents in childhood." Does anyone have any better information on James Jackson BOYD's parents? They likely died in the 1830s or 1840s.
Warren B. Wood
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Submitted on Fri Jun 19 00:04:05 EDT 1998


Seeking info on Moses Thompson in Giles Co. TN around 1850. He is possibly the father of Wade B. Thompson b. May 12, 1852 in TN.
Gary Cooper

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Parents of Wade Thompson are: James and Sarah 'Sally' (Shannon) Thompson.

Moses Thompson is on the 1840 Marshall Co., TN census, 20-30 year age group, with one male between the age of 15-20, which fits estimated age of James Thompson listed born c1818, cVA; father of Wade B. Thompson, b-Jan-1851 in Marshall Co., TN.

I will be glad to correspond with the person seeking info on this family.

Gladys Shannon.


Looking for family ties: JOSEPH BISHOP m. ELIZABAETH LEWIS C. 1840 Lawrence Co. TN. Son DANIEL B. BISHOP m. MARGARET SARENA ESTES C. 1865 Giles, Co. TN. Margaret's parents: CALVIN ESTES & ELIZABETH PETEN. Joseph & Elizabeth Bishop died leaving a second son nicknamed "BUD" to be raised by HARAVEL family, Lawrence Co. TN.
Pamala King

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I am looking for kin of JOSEPH HASTINGS b. 1813 nc, d.1879 Giles Co,Tn, m. 14 jan 1841 to SARAH ANN DUNNAVANT. Their son, my gr grandfather, PETER GREEN HASTING, b. 4 feb 1847 giles co, tn, d. 7 oct 1877 giles co, tn, m. 29 april 1869 madison co, ala to ELIZABETH ALCENA PHILLIPS their son, my grandfather WILLIAM JEROME HASTINGS b, 6 jan 1874 giles co, tn, d. 28 dec 1919 Pecan Gap, Delta Co, Tx, m. 24 dec 1895 to MELISSA TENNESSEE PATTERSON. My mother was one of their many children ETHEL MAE HASTINGS b. 14 dec 1905 hazelgreen ala, d. 1987 tx, m. AARON BOYD MOSS. I am looking for any kin of my HASTINGS and related families ...
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Holden: 1860 Giles Co., TN census: Charles age 49, Mary 24, Caroline 22, Sarah 19, Nancy 14, Laura 11, John 9, Legrand 7, John Ward 4 (probably a grandson). The family was also in the 1850 Census in Rutherford Co., TN. Seek information on the Holden & Webb families.
Irene Mastroni

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Looking for any information on my Great Uncle Theophilis Bannister (Banister) who was born in Giles County Tennessee on Feb.2, 1866. His parents names were Newman and Catherine Jackson Bannister(Banister) who were married in Georgia in 1850. Thanks.
Jean Linhart

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Searching for any information on my Great Aunt Martha Bell Bannister(Banister) born in Giles Co. Tennessee on Feb. 11, 1868. Her parents were Newman and Catherine Jackson Bannister (Banister) who were married in Georgia in 1850. Thanks.
Jean Linhart

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Searching for any information on my Grandfather Robert Rothrock Bannister(Banister) who was born in Giles Co. Tennessee on Nov.12, 1870. His Parents names were Newman and Catherine Jackson Bannister(Banister) who were married in Georgia in 1850.Thank you. Jean Linhart Collinsville Illinois [email protected]
Jean Linhart

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I am looking for any information for Barney MERRELL/MERRILL. I think the spelling was changed during his early years. B abt 1834. Lived in Pulaske, Tennessee. Wife Sarah E. He probably died prior to 1892. Sarah died about 1892. There were 10 children of whom Van Buren Merrill was the youngest. Van left home and went into the Army for the Spanish American war at age 17. He was born 1875. Have had some indication that Barney may have been born in Lincoln county. Any information about this family would be appreciated. Thanks Joy Merrill
Joy Merrill -- 998 Butterfield, Nixa, MO 65714
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Submitted on Tue Jun 16 11:39:02 EDT 1998


My BOTTOM(S) & HILL family lived in Giles Co, TN in the early 1830's. I'm searching for info on parents and marriage date/place of Benjamin HILL b. ca 1810 TN, married Piety BOTTOMS b. ca 1810 Jefferson Co, TN dau of Wm BOTTOM(S) and Ann WITT. Children: 1. Usley b. 1835 MS m. in Cherokee Co, TX #1 Wm Palmer #2 Marcus Ivey #3 Jeff Maynard,
2. Nancy Jane b. 1837 AL m. James Reagan in Cherokee Co, TX,
3. Elizabeth b. 1838 AL m. David Barrett in Cherokee Co, TX,
4. Louis b. 1840 AL m. Mrs. Sarah J. Vickers in Cherokee Co, TX,
5. Sarah E. b. 1841 AL m. J. M. George in Cherokee Co, TX,
6. Mary b. 1843 AL m. W. B. Humphreys in Cherokee Co, TX,
7. Robert b. 1844 AL,
8. John b. 1845 AL,
9. Edna b. 1848 AL,
10. William Benjamin b. Aug 1849 AL m.Elizabeth C. Morris 1874 in Van Zandt Co, TX
We, also, need info on children's family. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Alta email: [email protected] Debbie email: [email protected]
Alta Schmer -- 3 Hilcrest Ct., Ogallala, NE 69153
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Submitted on Mon Jun 15 13:31:01 EDT 1998


Aloha All,
In the 1830 Giles Co. Census, there is mention of a Caswell HILTON. I suspect that this should have been HELTON. Am interested in any info on him -- origin --parents -- siblings -- spouse -- children -- occupation. Am also interested in John Pleasant Christopher Columbus HELTON. He may have been a son or adopted son of Caswell. I am told he was from the Carolinas -- was a Cherokee -- married Betty GOATS. Mahalo (thanks) for any assistance. Ray in Kaneohe, HI

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Elizabeth GORDON m. James Farmer McCANDLESS ca 1810, 2 children, James Madison McCANDLESS and Cassie/Casa McCANDLESS. Elizabeth (GORDON) McCANDLESS died in Giles Co.21 February 1833. James Farmer then m. Mary A. CREECY, had 4 children then he died in 1862 in Lawrence Co., Tenn. John GORDON names minor grandchildren James M. and Cassie in will written 1834. The will is my last trace of Cassie McCANDLESS. Appreciate any information on any of these names. Thank you. Melton E. Durant, Rte. 4 Box 580 Jacksonville, Texas.

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Henry Miller DAVIS (5 Nov 1865- 24 Sept 1948) was in Giles Co., as late as the 1910 census. I am looking for information on his first wife Allie ?? b. 1870, and his parents. His siblings included 4 sisters and 2 brothers, Jeff and John. His children were John H., Lonnie, Lee B., James M., Jewell, and Turner A. I will share info on these descendants if interested.
Ryan McCrory

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I am looking for data on Thomas Mathis and Elizabeth Poole. Their son, James Mathis, was born in Pulaski in 1853. James moved to Texas sometime before 1886.
Robert Brown
224 Sandy Creek Drive, DeSoto, TX 75115

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Am searching for Jeremiah (Jerry) BAILEY supposedly born in Giles County probably late 1700's early 1800's. He is the father of James BAILEY b. 15Dec1823 TN, d. 19Aug1892 MS. Any information would be appreciated.
Marla Eanes (Bailey)

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Looking for information on James McGEE b. 12 Aug 1860 m. Hattie Mae PEOPLES/PEEPLES. James died 25 Mar 1941. There were eight children born to this marriage. Thomas E., Saddie m. BRAGG, Sallie m. GORDON, Bill m. MINOR, Herman m. SNOW, Henry m. MEDLEY, Robert m. UNKNOWN.
Pat McGEE -- POB 485, Welsh, LA 70591
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Submitted on Fri Jun 12 18:47:46 EDT 1998


Dear Researchers, I would like to correspond with the descendents of Margaret Josephine Henson and Robert Clark. These two were married I believe in Giles Co. in the 1860's. Margaret was the dau. of Nancy Henson who had land on the Maury-Giles line and who died in 1867. Nancy's husband may have been John Henson. Nancy's mother was Peggy Stuart who lived in Lincoln Co in 1830, and in Maury or Giles in the 1850 census. Nancy had siblings Hettie Gist, William Calvin Stewart, Calvin B. Stewart, and Mary Henson. Nancy's land was sold to N.H. Matthews to settle her debts. I would welcome all inquiries on this information.
Randy Stewart -- Box 671, Temple, OK 73568
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Submitted on Fri Jun 12 15:19:37 EDT 1998


Dear Researchers, I would like to contact others who are searching for Calvin B. Stewart and his wife, Mary Ann Henson of near Gibsonville Giles Co. Tenn. Calvin was born in Miss. on Sept 21, 1825, and his wife Mary Ann was born in 1833. They were md. in about 1849 in probably Giles Co. Calvin and his wife lived near Elk Ridge on Big Creek much or all of the rest of their life. Three known sons of Calvin were Jackson Riley, b. 1863, John Wesley, b. 1855, and James Turner, born 1859. There were others as well. Calvin died on 11 June 1905, and was buried at Gibsonville Cem. and his wife died in 1915. Calvin's mother was Peggy Stuart, living in Lincoln Co. in 1830, and Mary Ann was the dau. of Nathan Henson and Nancy Gilmore. All answers appreciated!!!
Randy Stewart -- Box 671, Temple, OK 73568
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Dear Researchers, I would like to correspond with those interested in William Calvin Stewart and his wife Elizabeth Gibson. In the 1850 Giles Co. census William and Elizabeth are 27 and 21 respectively. He is born in Miss. she is born in Ky. They have 2 children, Calvin B. and William Jackson. They lived in the Gibsonville/Big creek area near or on the county line with Maury on Elk Ridge. By 1860, the family is living near Culleoka, and by 1870 they have moved to Collin Co. Texas near Farmersville. Elizabeth was the dau. of John Gibson fo Allen Co. Ky, and William was the son of Peggy Stuart., who lived in Lincoln Co. Tn. near Mimosa prior to moving to Giles. William had some bros. and sisters. The known ones were Margaret, Nancy, Hettie, and Calvin B. There may have been others. All letters will be answered!
Randy Stewart -- Box 671, Temple, OK 73568
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Richard Bailey was my great-great grandfather. He was born in North Carolina in 1790 and he was Cherokee. I don't know the degree. His daughter, my great-grandmother, was Mary Margaret Wallace Bailey Garrigus, b. 1832 in Giles, Co., Tn., her tenth son, my grandfather, was born in 1874 in Pope Co.,Ark. His name was Sereno Hubastus "Jake" Garrigus. He died in 1973 and he told me of this connection. Because of his advanced age I believe he knew the history of his grandfather correctly. I would like to know the father of Richard Bailey and any information that is available on the Bailey family.
Carolyn Garrigus Becton
Route 1 Box 22 , Silas , AL 36919

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Looking for info on John EDMUNDSON who emigrated to Giles Co. Tenn. in the 1830's from South Carolina, settled near Bethel, and was followed by several generations. He had three children, Elihu, Margaret and Joseph Smith EDMUNDSON. Am seeking leads on John's wife (unknown), parents and ancestors. Also any info on family descendants in Giles Co.John's grandson, John David EDMUNDSON (my great-grandfather) moved with his family to Texas (settling in Coleman County in early 1900's). Would like to connect the Texans to the Tennesseans. I have info on Texas descendants willing to share with anyone having similar interests in the EDMUNDSON family.
Ronald Edmundson

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I am researching Francis PETTY b. 4/7/1788 VA who Married Polly Goode FOWLKES 4/30/1822. I would like any information on them or their children(Most were born and Married in Giles Co., TN): John Nathaniel b.1832 m.Ursula Jane KIMBROUGH, James Henry b.1824 m. Nancy Neal SIMPSON, Daniel Robertson b.1826 m. Martha A. BUCHANAN, Twins b.1828 Sallie Ann m.James Madison KIMBROUGH and David Reuben , Francis Thomas b.1831 m.Sarah Ann BARNETT, William George b.1833 m. Nancy Mildred ADKINS, Robert Alexander b.1835, Elizabeth Susan b.1836 m. J. R. BUMPASS, Andrew Jackson b.1838, Reps Osborne b.1841 m. Rachel A. E. EUBANK, Felix Grundy b.1843 m. Ary Adline ADKINS. I have heard their is a Family Bible out their that has information on John PETTY the father of Francis if you have any leads on this let me know.
Michele Mayes
133 Lee Rd. 977, Phenix City, AL 36870

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SMITH, Chelsey. Looking for ancestors and descentants of Chelsey SMITH b abt 1803 Va/Mrs Sarah SMITH b abt 1808 Ky. They are listed in the 1850 Giles County Census with children Wm H 23, Emily C 21, Martha 24, John C 1, James 17, Francis 15, Mary 13, Sarah 11, Munroe 9, Berry 7, Nancy 5, Felix 4, and Chelsey 1. Munroe (Dock Monroe) and Berry SMITH were CSA soldiers. Dock married L F Cook Mar 6, 1864 in Marshall County, TN.
Joe Hardiman -- 8080 W Jonathan LN, Crystal River,, FL 34429
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Submitted on Sun Jun 7 20:17:14 EDT 1998


Need info on Willis C.Pyle from Pulaski Tenn. married Martha Jane (Cannon) from Al. I have their history to Okla.was in Oklahoma about circa 1900 Both are buried in Ok. Any information would be helpful

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MARLOW, James lived in Giles County about 1870. Born in Williamson or Wilson County, Tn. ?? The only definite information I have on James is that he married Amanda Wallace in about 1865-1869. They had at least one child, Alvie Huey Marlow on Feb. 22,1870. Any information on the Marlow family/families in these areas would be greatly appreciated.
Donna Decker

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JOHN RAINEY married REBECCA ELIZABETH GRAHAM in Desoto Co. MS on 20 Aug 1848. Her mother was TAPPINA PETTUS and father JOHN GRAHAM. These families came through TN from NC to AL before 1800 and must have been friends. I need data on each of the families.

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I previously posted a query for the Goats and Eubanks families of Giles Co., TN. I wanted to inform everyone that I have since moved. My new e-mail address and mailing address is listed below. I am still interested in any information on the George Goats, John L. Goats, and Lewis Eubanks families that were in Giles Co. in the early 1800's.
Janice Taylor
322 Reseda, Webster, TX 77598

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I'm looking for descendants of WADE MCKNIGHT and MARINDA C. DUNCAN, residents of Giles County from 1870. They married July 16, 1867 in Lincoln Co, TN. Living with them at one time was MARINDA's mother, JANE DUNCAN. Need to know who Jane's husband was and if she is buried in Giles. Another of Jane's daughters married GEORGE SULSER, a man about 20 years her senior who had been married before. WADE MCKNIGHT's children were: JAMES, VIOLA, DEE (probably short for Dewitt) and ALICE MCKNIGHT. Marinda Duncan McKnight died in 1917 in Giles. Any information on any of these families would be appreciated. Thank you.
Linda McDaniel Smith
41 Piwarski Circle, Steele, AL 35987

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Looking for information on Walter Eugene Boyd. b 1862-1876. Perhaps had sister Mary Jane or Mary and Jane. Earliest information I have is 1899, married in Mercur, Utah to Annie Louise Mullins. Had 10 children.
Chrys A.
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Submitted on Tue Jun 2 00:36:16 EDT 1998