1996 Queries
Coweta County, Georgia

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Jerry S Jordan Mon Jan 1 19:26:29 1996
I have been trying to find someone researching POLLARD's of GA. Sebern Newell COLLEY (13 Feb 1822-29 Dec 1898) md Mary POLLARD (2 May 1823-16 Feb 1899). They were married 29 Nov 1840. No license has been located. This information is from the family Bible. Mary's maiden name is from the family Bible of one of their children.

Sebern and Mary (POLLARD) COLLEY had the following children
John Thomas COLLEY - b 23 Nov 1841/d 18 May 1864 (Civil War)
Mary Ann Elizabeth COLLEY - b 31 Aug 1843 md Charles Smith POLLARD on 17 Dec 1863 who died 15 Jun 1864 (Civil War). They had one son Charles William Newell POLLARD b 31 Dec 1864. Mary A E (COLLEY) POLLARD md 2) Wm W WILLDER (WIELDER?).
Susan Francis COLLEY - b 19 Jan 1845 (my great grandmother) Family tradition states that Susan Francis COLLEY was 1/4-1/2 Native American (one side says Cherokee, another says Creek) Susan Francis COLLEY married Wm C. L. HENDON whose family had moved from Oglethorpe Co GA to Troup Co GA in mid 1830's.
William Franklin COLLEY - b 11 May 1846/d 6 Jul 1864 (Civil War)
Zachariahs COLLEY - b 7 Jun 1847
George COLLEY - b 29 Jan 1849
The family was living in Coweta Co GA in 1850 and in Meriwether Co GA in 1860. I can not find them after that time period Their son George Colley remained in Meriwether Co and it is his Bible record that gives Mary's maiden name and the dates of Sebern and Mary COLLEY's deaths.
Do you have any information along these lines or know of someone else researching GA POLLARDS?
Thank you, Jerry Wright Jordan Jjordan2@ix.netcom.com

mike minadeo Sun Mar 17 12:54:09 1996
I am trying to find info on a Caroline SPRATLING b. 6/19/1828 in Coweta Co. GA. and her family. Thank you..
Virginia Cottrell Mon Aug 26 20:56:00 1996
Seeking info on the following: Alfred R. ALEXANDER b. c1791 SC- d. when/where in GA? Wife, Letitia (Lety) ARDREY b. c1792 York Co. SC.- d. 8 Jun 1874 Paulding Co. GA? Known children, all born in GA: Mary J. b. c1832; Alfred H. b. c1834; William S.H. b. c1836; Albert G.; Elizabeth b. c1841. In 1850 they were in Coweta Co.; In 1856 Alfred R. wrote a letter to his brother asking that the mail be sent to Palmetto, Campbell Co. GA. Alfred H. m. Susan _?_ and William m. Nancy _?_. TIA. Virginia
Larry L. Abercrombie Thu Sep 5 19:12:14 1996
Seeking parents of my grandmother, MARY LOUELLA SIMS, born in GA Aug. 3, 1860. She married William Absalom Abercrombie, Mar. 28, 1880 in Douglas County. His brother, Isaac Marion Abercrombie and a G. E. Sims were witnesses. The family moved to Alabama, then Loretto, Tn., then Prescott, Nevada County, AR, where my grandparents are buried.
Penny Rodighiero Sun Sep 8 23:07:05 1996
Researching John TURNER, listed in the 1850 Coweta census. John was born sometime between 1800 and 1805. He married Elizabeth ? . .Savannah seems to be on one death record of his children. All 12 of his children are listed as born in GA. Then the family moved on to Texas. One child didn't show up in the next census in TX. Was there an epidemic in Coweta in the 1850-52 time period? I am looking for marriages, birth places, possible burials.
Catharine Schwarz Tue Sep 10 20:46:35 1996
Searching for family of Charles HARRIS and Eliza JONES. Their dau Martha Amanda b. 1837 in GA married John Hubbard TIDWELL. Tidwell's are in Coweta Co. until the Civil War.
Tex Dick Tue Sep 10 12:59:15 1996
Rhonda Hawkins Sat Sep 14 09:43:20 1996
Researching three large BARNES families: William P. BARNES (c1805NC)and family living in Carroll Co. c1838-1870+, known children-- James, Mary, Robert S., Lovick, and William H.; Jethro H. BARNES (c1812 NC/GA) and family living in Carroll Co. c1860-1880+, known children-- Martha, Thomas W., Joseph M., Lovick P., Samuel J., John B., and Mary F; Unknown BARNES, probably brother of William and Jethro, born c1810, orphaned children living in Carroll Co in 1870-1880+, known children--Thomas C., James T, Jesse M, Enos W, Harrison A, Eliza, Franklin, Sarah, and Corrintha. Families also living in 1850 Coweta and 1890 Troup. Much information! Need more!
Roy Williamson Fri Sep 20 17:55:02 1996
I am seeking information on Alexander Williamson, belived to have lived in Carroll county, Ga. He was born about 1810, married Sara Carter on Jan 10 1832 in Coweta County, Ga. Also am seeking any information on Mary Carter married a Henry Haynes one son that I know of, John Jefferson Haynes, born Mar 15, 1852 in Coweta Ga. Any and all help on these will be very useful in tracing my family roots. Thanks. My Address is, Roy Williamson 1009 Dogtown Road, Fort Payne, Al. 35967
Lucy Moye Thu Sep 26 16:35:57 1996
Looking for information on the descendants of Joseph John JOHNSTON, b. 3-26-1817 in Halifax Co. NC; d. 1864 at Camp Douglas IL. He married Elizabeth VELVIN 12-20-1839 in Coweta Co. GA; they lived in Carroll Co. GA in a part which may now be in Douglas Co. The following comes from a family history which may be of questionable reliability; it gives no dates or references at all. I have information about the descendants of John Thomas which I am willing to share. Children:
-1. Emily, m. William WILLIAMS (Children: William Jr., Frances, Elizabeth, Sarah)
-2. Mary, m. Thomas FIELDS (Children: Willis, John, Thomas, Robert, William)
-3. Sallie, known as "Sis", m. Lewis CHASTAIN (Children: Richard, Julia, Kate, Beulah)
-4. Texas, m. Pinkney BASS (Children: Jack, George, David, Vesta, Mary, Florence, Frances, Savannah, Julia, Dora)
-5. Robert, d. at about age 14
-6. James, d. unmarried at age 23
-7. Willis, m. Polly BEDDINGFIELD (Children: Edgar, Minnie, Lillian, Eva, Willie, Carl, Bertie, May, Lucile)
-8. Celia, m. John BOYD (Children: Leila, Ophelia, William, Herchel, Allen, Jordan, Callaway, Looney, Rilla, Vesta)
-9. Vesta, m. Morris TRUITT (Children: Carrie, George, Earnest, Morris)
-10. Eliza, m. James BOYD (Children: Della, Linton, Oscar, Pearl, Nora, Elizabeth)
-11. John Thomas, b. 5-22-1860, d. 2-18-1928
John Worth Tue Oct 8 05:24:54 1996
I am seeking information on Littleton Williamson, b. 1794, who lived in Coweta Co., GA with his widowed mother (name unknown) between about 1827 (Land Lottery) and 1832. Littleton spent the rest of his life in District 779 of Heard Co., but his mother, listed as "insane or idiot at public charge" in her 60s in 1830 census, seems to have died in Coweta Co. Particularly interested in any obituary, estate, or cemetery records regarding mother.
Joseph Strickland Fri Oct 18 17:49:48 1996
I have information that an Ezekiel Strickland lived in Will-Merriweather Co. He was married to an Elizabeth Hayes. He was born in Mar. 14, 1774 in North Carolina. I believe he moved to Georgia about 1790 with his father Solomon Strickland who moved eventually to Luthersville in Madison County. Ezekiel died in Mar. 19, 1850 and is buried in Luthersville as is his father. Do you have any marriage record or marriage bond of Ezekiel or any births recorded in your county?
Scoot Wed Oct 23 15:31:35 1996
Looking for info. on John A Akins. dob 1823, possibly TN. Rumored to own flour mill in Atlanta, Ga. Was in Coweta/Cobb/Dekalb co. in 1900. not sure which. married Martha Card. I am trying to link him or unlink him to William Akins on 1827 Land Lottery-John and/or John Sr.- same Lottery. Also to Col. Thomas Akins, early pioneer to Delalb Co. A son may have been involved in the mill before 1888. Henry King or George Akins. Very unsure of the George, Hen. King Akins in 1880 census, Coweta. age 35. married Julia Herrin. I know they were in TX. in 1889.
Kate Shue Wed Oct 23 21:37:47 1996
John Mims WARE, Jr of Heard Co, b 14 Feb 1828, married Mary RANSOM of either Heard or Coweta Co. They were the parents of Henry Grayandus WARE, b 1848 in Heard Co. Need to know birthdate, parents, siblings, etc. of Mary RANSOM. She may have been dau of Davis RANSOM and Lucinda BIRD, or more likely Davis RANSOM and an earlier wife? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Beth Lane Sat Nov 2 05:30:51 1996
Jeremiah Bailey's will was probated in Coweta Co. in 1838. The administrator was his brother John. Where is he buried? Any info appreciated.
Robert Miller Sun Nov 3 20:45:30 1996
Seeking info on Newton A. Horne b. about 1840 Cobb County, GA, married to Sarah ?, Children Lauara, Emma, Georgia, Amanda, and Charles Horne b. 1892 to Georgie McCray. Newton A. Horne had remarried to Georgie McCray who died in childbirth give birth to Charles Horne in 1892 or 93. Amanda Horne still living at home . She may have married a Washington and died in Kennesaw, Ga, 1951. Newton A. Horne served in Confed. Army , 8th Arkansas Reg.
Thomas E. Minix Wed Nov 6 12:47:03 1996
Need info on family and descendants of GEORGE MINICK/MINIX b. ca 1794 Newberry Co.,SC. He and family were living in Edgefield Co.,SC 1820 census and moved to GA prior to 1830. Some family members and descendants known to have also lived in Fayette Co. Fathered at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. I have ancestors of George Minick back to Thomas Minick b. ca 1707 Germany, arrived SC with family in 1752. Was ELIJAH MINIX, PVT., Co K, 45th GA Regt captured near Petersburg, VA March 25, 1865 that died of measles while a POW on June 4, 1865 at Point Lookout, MD a son? Was ELIZABETH MINICK who died Fayette, Co., at age 68, Sep 1850 his wife?
Victoria Moss Thu Nov 14 17:21:56 1996
Looking for parents of IVY M. SHELL b. 5 Nov 1826 (SC) d. 30 May 1906 in Turin GA. Both parents were born in Virginia. He was married to HANNAH AMANDA _?_ b. 1 Sep 1832, d. 18 Apr 1890 in Turin. Also looking for any descendents (their children were William, Mary (Molly), Walter, Nancy (Lizzie), Laura, Lou, Henry and Margaret.
Richard IngramSun Nov 17 20:26:04 1996
I am trying to find information on Samuel GARNER b. 1777 VA d. 1852 Coweta Co. He married Sarah (?Billings) b 1783 SC. They also lived in Clarke Co, GA after 1810. His father may be Charles b 1756 VA m Hannah; grandparents may be Charles b 1724 VA and Ann DARNELL b 1716 VA, as he lived near Jale, Charles and Pressley, know children of Charles and Ann Darnell in Clarke Co, GA in 1820 and 1830. Children of Samuel and Sarah - Charles b 1808, Elijah b 1809, Samuel Darnell Richard 'Dick' b 1819 GA, Hannah, William Harvey b 1824. Samuel Darnell Richard 'Dick' Garner b 1819 GA married Nancy H Readling(the a could be e or i) b 1825 GA children - David b 1843, Sarah G b 1846, Moses S b 1848, William Henry b 1851, Sarah L b 1854, Amelia b 1856, Elijah b 1858, Mary Ann Hannah Mandy Ardella "Mollie" b 1865 AL d 1951 GA, Jodie, Betty. Need any information that will help establish this line.
Stan Rogers Mon Nov 25 20:24:01 1996
Looking for information on ALLEN GAY. Allen Gay was a Rev. War Veteran and he died in Coweta County in 1847. He is buried at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Newnan. In fact, the church was statred at his house in August 1827. I need info on his decendants and his parents. I would also like info on any of his sons or grandsons that particapated in the Civil War.
ANNE BARRETT CHAMLEE Tue Nov 26 15:27:21 1996
Linda Pendergrass Sun Dec 1 16:12:37 1996
GILBERT--DANIEL and wife Nancy J.enumerated in the 1920 Coweta County Census with son's family: Ben J. Gilbert (head); Rena? B.(wife); and children Walter L.,Nancy B., James W., and Nellie M. Is this DANIEL GILBERT, son of JASPER GILBERT of Lumpkin County? Would like to contact any living descendants of these Gilberts.
Linda Hodnett Sat Dec 7 22:43:36 1996
I am looking for info on the William PHILLIPS family listed on the 1850 Heard Co census (p.155A). Wife is Penelope Jane. Children listed are Louisa, Littleton, Jincy A.(Julia), Joseph J., George W., Amanda, Francis M., Sarah, and, lastly, my great Gfather, Henry HODNETT (age 8). Henry was raised by this PHILLIPS family. Henry's parents were Henry HODNETT and Louise PAIR/PARE. Trying to discover Penelope Jane's maiden name to establish kinship between HODNETTs and PHILLIPS (and PAIRs).
James H. Bryant Sun Dec 8 18:55:01 1996
Seeking info on LEWIS E. BRYANT and/or his wife PATIENCE BRYANT, who came to GA from SC. PATIENCE was last found in the 1850 census in Marietta, Cobb Co., GA. LEWIS E. BRYANT married again in 1854, so I suspect that PATIENCE BRYANT must be buried in Cobb CO, possibly in or around Marietta. LEWIS E. BRYANT apparently died before 1880, probably in NEWNAN VILLAGE, Coweta Co. Any help on death records or burial places would be appreciated. Have info to share
Greg Young Mon Dec 9 20:39:32 1996
SHADDIX-WALDEN I am looking for information on Robert SHADDIX (1807-1887), probably the son of James SHADDIX, who married Sarah WALDEN (dau. of Alexander and Sarah P. THORNTON WALDEN). Many of these Shaddix descendants moved to Talladega Co., AL
Erin Peters Wed Dec 11 10:13:41 1996
WEAVER, HAYNES: Searching for info on the following line: Seaborn Jackson WEAVER who was b. ca 1812 in Coweta, GA and d. 1849 in Coweta, GA. M2) Martha HAYNES on 9/23/1832. Was also married to Sarah CARROLL in 1831 and Susan PERRY in 1845. Issue in my line was William B. WEAVER b. 1840 in Campbell, GA. William B. married Ellen McGee b. 1842 in AL. Issue: Electa, Winnie, Annie, and Robert.
Issue by all: John Thomas, Samuel Anderson, David C., Elizabeth Susan, William B., Seaborn Jackson Jr., and Mary P.
Greg Young Fri Dec 20 06:31:58 1996
I am looking for information on any of the following Coweta Co. families. Will be happy to share what I have with you: Rev. James A.SHADDIX (b. 1833), his father, Robert (married Sarah WALDEN, dau. of Alexander) ; Ansel B. STRICKLAND (b. 1815), m. Agnes Lewis, Ansel's father Elisha Strickland m. Eliz. Jane HAYES. <youngs@3rddoor.com>
Sherry Fisher Fri Dec 27 16:56:28 1996
Seeking info on the family of THOMAS PHILLIPS, who is on the 1850 Coweta Co. census, age 64. One of his sons was ELIJAH PHILLIPS, born about 1815, found on the 1860 Coweta Co. census in the Newnan area. ELIJAH and JANE PHILLIPS were the parents of JAMES JEFFERSON PHILLIPS, born in 1858, who was my gggrandfather. Prior to JAMES PHILLIPS, everyone is pretty much a mystery. Do not know what happened to ELIJAH and JANE PHILLIPS, no record of when or where they died. There has been no mention of them moving to another county. Is anyone else researching this family?
Sherry Fisher Fri Dec 27 17:06:11 1996
Researching HARDY SMITH, born c1800. Married SUSANNAH RUFF (born c1802), around 1819, don't know what county yet. Believe them to be in Washington Co. in 1820. They are in Henry Co. in 1830. From 1840 on, they are in Coweta Co. SUSANNAH RUFF is the daughter of WILLIAM RUFF of Henry Co., don't know who HARDY SMITH's parents are yet. HARDY SMITH died in April 1877 in Coweta Co., SUSANNAH died after 1880. Have not been able to locate where they are buried. According to research, so far, they lived in the Bethlehem area. Would like to find out if anyone else is researching this family.
John R Johns Fri Dec 27 09:28:23 1996
JOHNS, James Jackson, b 1828 DeKalb or Gwinnett Co GA
MOORE, George William, b 1800 GA?
GORDY, Martha, b 1807 GA
BAKER, Hugh b 1791 NC
WOMMACK, George W, Sr b 1815 GA
COHRAN, John, Sr b 1791 GA
HOOD, Nancy b ca 1792 NC
SPIVEY, Moses b 1772
Mel Schmidt Mon Dec 30 22:16:23 1996
I am seeking info on Daniel MCDOWELL born abt 1810 GA m. 20 Jul 1831 Coweta co. GA to Nicy BURTON b. abt 1810 GA.In 1850 census for Fayette co. They had the following children: Samuel b abt 1830 GA; Nancy b. abt 1832 GA; Isaac b. abt 1833 GA;Robert b abt 1835 GA; Mary b abt 1838 GA; James b abt 1840 GA; John Morgan b abt 1844 GA d. 3 Jan 1929 ok m. Marguerite Malinda HICKS 27 Dec 1865 Carroll Co Ga; Susannah b abt 1844 GA; Elizabeth b abt 1846 GA; William b abt 1849 GA. They were in Fayette co Ga in 1840 census. In Haralson co GA by 1861.
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