Jan - Mar 1997 Queries
Coweta County, Georgia

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Annabel Ballew Sat Jan 4 21:10:07 1997
I am researching the LESLIE (LESSLEY), HUNTER, and YOUNG families. Of particular interest to me is Joseph LESLIE (LESSLEY) born 30 April 1807 in SC, died 7 May 1890 in New Edinburg AR and his wife Mary Rebecca WILSON LESLIE born 22 June 1807 in SC, died 30 June 1889 New Edinburg AR. They lived in White Oak Community, Coweta Co. from the late 1830's to shortly after the civil war. I have been trying to locate their parents and birth place for years. The known children of this marriage are:
Margaret Ann LESLIE CARMICAL Born 1830 in SC, Charlott F. LESLIE STEWART born 6 June 1830 in SC, Isabella Jane LESLIE STEWART born 16 Jan. 1832 in SC, John Joseph LESLIE (my ancester) born 1835 in SC, Mary Eleanor LESLIE born 1839 in SC, Susan Adelaide LESLIE STEWART born 1844 in GA. All of these children moved to Arkansas with Joseph LESLIE except for the wife of John Joseph LESLIE (Frances HUNTER LESLIE). Any help will be appreciated.


Mike Glass Tue Jan 7 14:52:38 1997
I am researching the GLASS family in Georgia. My ancester came to Newborn in this county and died there in 1826. His name was Zachariah GLASS and he was in the Amer. Rev. in Va. He married a Sarah WHITE (widow of Col Joseph WHITE) Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Vivian E. Hull Sun Jan 12 06:14:30 1997
- ALL Looking for information on BANISTER, Jarrott/Jarrett/Jarred/Garret etc. and his descendants in and around Campbell, Fayette, Carroll, Forsyth, Coweta Counties.
William Banister, beleived to be son of Jarrott married 1. Patsey MCGUIRE/MCGUEIR/MCWIRE 2. Lucy ONEAL (I have nothing on the O'NEALS am searching for Lucy O'NEAL's cemetery, death, birth, ANYTHING! She was the mother of my g-grandfather and died young. (It is believed she was about 14 when she married William Banister and would have thus been about 15 at death.)Lucy O'Neal likely married Wm. Banister ca 1841 Son of William BANISTER and Lucy O'NEAL BANISTER: David Monroe BANISTER b. abt 1842 in Campbell Co. GA (though information on his birth is conflicting and may have been June 15, 1847) so Lucy would have likely died from 1843-1848 probably in Campbell Co. 3. Clarinda MILLER - William BANISTER married Clarinda abt 1844 and by 1850 they were living in Randolph Co. AL Need information on Clarinda's family, birth etc. 4. Jane, Unknown - By 1860 William Banister was living with Jane, unknown surname in Wetumpka, Coosa Co.(later Elmore) AL.

Land drawn by Jarrott BANISTER was sold to SILVEY's to settle some sort of debt following Jarrott's death. The SILVEY's appear to have been neighbors of Jarrott BANISTER and possibly related? Any information on a SILVEY/BANISTER relationship would be welcome. Jarrott BANISTER was married to Mary HUDSON. After his death (ca 1834-36) Mary married a Reuben (aka Martin) MOORE who died 3 months later and was later found to have had a living wife in NC so Mary returned to her BANISTER name. Ref. pens. appl. for Jarrott BANISTER - War of 1812
Vivian Eakes Hull; 1624 Stewarts Ferry Pike; Hermitage, TN 37076 vhull@aol.com Searching BANISTER/BANNISTER families in the Southeast... and a some Yankees too <grin>


Paul R Goree Sun Jan 12 11:35:37 1997
Joshua GOREE (1829?-1896) married Mary Jane WATERS 22 Jul 1849 in Coweta county. Who were her parents?? They moved to Rapides parish LA several years later. Lucy GOREE, probably Joshua's sister married Larkin D CORLEY in 1839 in Coweta. Will exchange info on any GOREE from large database.


Wally Smith Wed Jan 15 16:43:48 1997
Basil Smith born in Mecklinburg County North Carolina ca 1799 and married Catherine BYRAM there March 3 1820. They had 6 sons. Barton Dison SMITH, born ca 1821, 2nd son unknown born ca 1823, William Turner SMITH born ca 1825, James Henry Smith born ca 1827, Thomas C. Smith born ca 1829, unknown son born ca 1831. All except son number 6 born in North Carolina. Son # 6 born in Georgia. The family apparently moved to Coweta County around 1830. After the death of his first wife Basil married Margaret Amanda ATCHESON. They had 5 daughters, Julia Ann, Martha Elizabeth, Dicy Jane, Susan, and Harriet Malinda. And 1 son Basil Andrew Jackson Smith. Basil died October 10 1851 in Coweta County Georgia. I have listed 1399 decendants of Basil SMITH. I would like to find the rest as well as any other connections to this family.


Marilyn Kosanke Thu Jan 16 21:18:29 1997
Seeking any information about Rhodam PRITCHETT or PRICHETT, born about 1816 in Coweta Co.


Vivian Eakes Hull Sat Jan 18 16:58:31 1997
BANISTER, Guy Who were his parents? Any connections? Descendants appear to be living in Cowetta Co. GA Descendants of Guy Banister
1 Guy Banister, carpenter b: Abt 1800 in VT resided Fayette & Campbell Co. GA
+Mary Polly Stokes b: 1806 in SC m: Abt 1837 in GA d: in Fayette Co. GA
2 William T. Banister b: Abt 1838 in GA bur. W.T. Banister Cem. Fayette Co. GA
2 Mary Etta Banister b: October 03, 1838 d: October 27, 1918 bur. Chandler - Pollard Bannister Fam. Cem. Fayette Co. GA
+Elisha F. Pollard b: March 03, 1828 Fayette Co. GA m: October 09, 1856 Fayette Co. GA. d: April 05, 1868 died Seneca, GA bur.Chandler-Pollard-Bannister Fam. Cem. Fayette Co. GA
2 John Lewis Banister b: 1840 "of State of MS. Union County"
2 GuyAnna Jane Banister b: 1844
2 Otis Thatcher Banister b: 1846
+Mary Griggs
2 Willey Banister b: Abt 1847
2 Elijah Banister b: Abt 1849
2 Louisa Banister b: Abt 1850 in Fayette Co. GA. d: in bur. Chandler-Pollard-Banister Cem. Fayette GA


Nalda Gibson Sun Jan 19 17:49:26 1997
Searching for information on descendents of Dr. ASA HUGGINS, wife Nancy of Coweta County Georgia. several children, a daughter ELIZABETH married OBINO F. SWINNEY, lived in Wood County Texas, 1880. ELIZABETH is my gg grandparent. Would like to share information.


M. Lehr Tue Jan 21 17:01:22 1997
Looking for information on Henry SKIPPER who married Cathrine HILL in Coweta Co., GA Dec 4, 1833. Their first two children were born in GA. Jane born 1834 and James B. born 1836. Anything will be appreciated. Thanks!!1 M. Lehr in NC <skipper@ioa.com>


Barbara Hooper Sat Jan 25 00:02:23 1997
I would appreciate a lookup. I have Wiley WARD md to Rebeka Simms. They were found on the 1860 Coweta Co. census. Please see if you find any information about them. Thank you so much for your time.
Barbara Hooper


Sybil T. Atkins Wed Jan 29 20:26:23 1997
Need proof of parents for Sophia Elizabeth HUGHES, b. 1808 SC d. 1847 Coweta Co, GA. Married James Alexander Waltom in 1832 in Coweta Co, GA. Will exchange inf.
Sybil T. Atkins
439 Mauldeth Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37415


Bill Hines Sat Feb 1 11:33:11 1997
Researching this surname throughout the United States, but particularly interested in the families of the following individuals: Dr. James E. P. Honeycut, 19th Militia District, p. 377 Littleton M. Honeycutt, 19th Militia District, p. 334, brothers, born Virginia, and both of whom were heads of households in the 1850 and 1860 Census of Coweta County, Georgia I am anxious to share information regarding these individuals, as well as any other persons with this surname.


Janice B. Wright Sat Feb 1 20:34:59 1997
I am searching for information regarding my Grandfather/Grandmother Robert D. BAKER, married Leonia Zenobia (Nobie)Coats on 8/19/17 in Carrollton, GA. According to the Marriage Certificate Nobie Coats was married before; however he maiden name was Coats (proof from 1880 Heard County Census). They lived on Jefferson St. at sometime and he owned or ran a kind of store in downtown Newnan, sold sandwiches, etc. He also had worked in one of the cotton mills. They had a daughter, Zelma Louise. He died March 11, 1933. I would appreciate any information regarding Robert D. or Nobie Coats BAKER. Also, any clarification on the MRS. Nobie Coats listed on her marriage certificate. Also, she was listed married in the 1910 Census under the Head of Household of her father, William Coats. I have checked the 1880, 1900,1910, and 1920 Census, but there must be more places to gather information. I appreciate any help you could give me in my search.


Jo Teague Mon Feb 3 11:29:15 1997
Seeking information on the family of ADAM SIMMERLY who appears in the 1860 and 1870 Federal Census of GA in Coweta, CO.


Anna Fields Wed Feb 12 12:45:27 1997
Researching JOHN and MARY CRAWFORD BROWN family. Had son ALLEN BROWN who mard. 9/20/1832 Coweta Co to EDA SWEENEY; also JAMES C. BROWN who mard. 12/16/1837 to EMILY MANDAVILLE KNIGHT. Where were JOHN and MARY BROWN living in 1840? Did they own and convey lands in Coweta Co.?


Annabel Ballew Wed Feb 12 20:21:01 1997
I need to find the obituary for my 3-great grandfather John LESLIE. John LESLIE lived in the White-Oaks Community in Coweta County Georgia. He was killed 22 July 1863 in the Civil War. He was survived by his wife Frances HUNTER and three children. His parents were Joseph LESLIE and Mary Rebecca WILSON LESLIE. If anyone knows the name of the newspaper for Coweta County during this time period and where I can locate a copy of this newspaper, please contact me.


Gary Mobley Wed Feb 12 23:09:35 1997
Looking for any information on or about Hiram Mobley and family.


Catharine Stone Schwarz Mon Feb 17 14:44:55 1997
My g-g-grandmother was Martha ANDREWS, b. abt. 1810 in VA., married William TIDWELL in Coweta Co. GA. 9 May 1830.I am searching for her parent's names. In Coweta Co. Chronicles, p246, "Prof. Andrews enlarged his home to take pupils to board--building a school in the east side of town."
Does anyone know the history of this school? or the Newnan Public Schools?


Joan Marie Meyering Fri Feb 21 22:09:21 1997
Seek information regarding William T. Harbin who married Vashti A. Miller on 6/November 1845 in Coweta County. Who were his parents and siblings? What kids did they have?


Roy M. Williams Sun Feb 23 17:46:48 1997
Looking for parents of BERRY E. WILLIAMS, born 1816ca some where in the state of GA. He was married 8-9-1838 in Coweta County to a lady named SARAH ANN JARRETT so say his marriage lic. which I have a certified copy of said lic. I would like any kind of information pertaining to this person. Thank You


Carolyn L. Harper Johnson Mon Feb 24 19:46:33 1997
Mary S. DENNIS HARPER widow of William P. HARPER moved to Coweta Co. bef. 1830 with her sons on land won in lottery. By 1840 she had moved to Randolph Co. AL. Believe she left her land in Coweta to DENNIS grandchildren. Any info?


B.L. Nadri Fri Feb 28 13:10:52 1997
New to gen research. Seeking information on regarding family "SMITH" of Carrollton; circa 1800-1900. Specifically, information on one Summer Smith, Male.


Steve Stapor Fri Feb 28 17:47:08 1997
I am researching the Brooks, Burkes, Copeland, Cotton, Glenn, Lester, Pinson, Watkins, and Wisdom families of Grantville, Coweta county, Georgia.


Betty Gosdin Sat Mar 1 19:54:25 1997
I am looking for anyone with information on Elbert HARRIS who married to Elizabeth Ann HARKINS in Coweta County on 7 Dec. 1828. Suspect that his father is Micajah HARRIS of Greene Co., Ga., but need proof. Elizabeth's father was William HARKINS. Elbert and Elizabeth had 15 children: Nancy P., Robert Beverly, McCaga, William, Sarah Elizabeth (twin), Martha (twin), Leonard H., Mary, Berry, Amanda, Elizabeth, Henrietta, Paralee, Emma, and James Elbert. Will be happy to share.


Teri Murray Thu Mar 6 15:29:26 1997
Looking for the descendants of Rev. Hart C. Peek and Elizabeth Brooks Peek. Hart's second wife was S. E. Heath, of Warren County. He died in 1880. Would like to speak with family members, study and/or obtain copies of information regarding bill of sales for slaves and/or plantation ledgers, Wills, personal manuscripts, tax polls, or letters pertaining to members of the Beman Ransom(e) and Euriah Wood(s) families, primarily covering the years 1800-1865. Members of the Ransom and Wood families are listed on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 Census for Greene County. These families may have been born in Hancock or Coweta County. Beman and Sarah are listed with the last name of Peek in 1870. I will share this information with others who are interested in these families. Thank you for your assistance.


Loudene TOLLAR Sat Mar 8 19:45:21 1997
Searching for parents/siblings of Absalom ADAMS b 1807 GA,, known to be living with wife and children in Coweta Co, 1840 census. Also need parents/siblings on his wife Sarah BROOKS. Moved from there before 1850 to Dallas Co., AR. Children born in Ga are William Jasper, 1832; Pleasant Newton 1834; Lucinda Caroline 1836; Matilda 1838 d 1839; Cicely Anice 1842 and Singleton 1844. They had five more children in Arkansas. Several of the sons served in the Civil War. William Jasper died at Overton in 1862.


Sandy Walton Sat Mar 8 21:22:02 1997
Thomas Waltom was in Coweta on the 1830 census near his brother Jesse Waltom. In 1838 Thomas sold his land to Jesse. In the fall of 1840 Thomas left and came to Shelby Co, AL where his line still lives. A lot of Jesse Waltom's line is in Pitts Cemetery.
Thank you,
Sandy Walton


Monte A. Hart Sun Mar 9 07:45:02 1997
I am interested in exchanging information on Major GEORGE McDUFFIE HANVEY. He was the captain of the Newnan Guards at the beginning of the Civil War. This company was the first to offer its services to Georgia and to be accepted in its service. Also, I am interested in his siblings: SAMUEL TEAGUE HANVEY and other members of the HANVEY family. George's wife DIANA ELLEN HILL was the neice of Georgia U.S. Senator JOSHUA HILL of Madison, Georgia.


George J. Rogers Sat Mar 15 09:48:19 1997
Seek ancestors and descendants of William Benton c. ca. 1798 Columbia Co., GA, d. aft 1833 Coweta Co., GA, m. 10 Sep 1823 in Henry Co., GA to Matilda Lipham, b. ca. 1804 Warren Co., GA d. 29 Jul 1888 Coweta Co., GA. Children: 1) William S. Benton b. ca. 1824 m. Sarah (?) 2) Marthalyn Benton Hyde b. 1 Feb 1826 m. 26 Nov 1846 to Henry Lumsden Hyde, d. 1 Mar 1909, Coweta Co. 3) Matilda Lipham Benton Dyer, b. ca. 1828 m. 29 Jan 1846 to Thomas M. Dyer, d. ca. 1850, Coweta Co. 4) Mary Ann Benton Newton, b. 9 Mar 1829 m. 25 Dec 1849 to James Barney Newton, d. 18 Oct 1913, Coweta Co. 5) Archibald H. Benton c. ca. 1833 Single d. 8 Ausg 1862, Mobile, AL


Ed Goodwin Sat Mar 15 16:32:41 1997
Looking for any information about Richard INGRAM (m. Vera BRIDGES. Father of Ruth INGRAM, Katherine INGRAM, Eddia Dora INGRAM (1909-1993)) Richard INGRAM lived in Sharpsburg, Coweta County, GA on a farm. Date of death between 1927 - 1931. Also searching for information about his wife Vera BRIDGES.


Wm Peavy Sat Mar 15 18:33:54 1997
PEAVY, Thomas Hightower occurs in the index of "Coweta County, Georgia Cemeteries" (c) 1986 Coweta County Genealogy Society, but doesn't appear on the page number referenced (153). I'd like to know if in fact he actually did appear in some edition of the book and get the information available on him. He's the nephew of my ggrandfather Eli Peavy from Meriwether County.


Jim Ryan Sat Mar 15 19:31:23 1997
HANCOCK, Kate F. b. June 7, 1875 in Coweta County. Married Garland G. HELMS b. May 1, 1871 from Spaulding County. Need any info on her family.


Janet Hubbard Mack Sun Mar 16 22:13:07 1997
I am interested in the names of the parents of and any other information about HARVERY HUBBARD of Coweta County who was my great grandfather.
HARVEY HUBBARD and MOLLIE DEES had 3 children - WILLIAM ALVIN HUBBARD, b 1 April 1888 in Coweta Co., GA. GROVER HUBBARD, b 1894. OLLIE J HUBBARD b 1896.


Robin Minadeo Tue Mar 18 00:58:21 1997
Looking for information on CAROLINE SPRATLING, born June 19, 1828 in Coweta Co.,GA. and any information on her family.


Allan Blair Wed Mar 19 18:50:48 1997
I am serching for any information on my ggrandparents E. C. or EDWARD CLARENCE BLAIR and NELLIE BLAIR, maiden name of WEST , who had five children: EDWARD CLARENCE BLAIR JR., HEWELETTE MARVIN BLAIR SR., RICHARD (DICK), ALTON BLAIR, and LAURA BLAIR, who married JAMES WELBOURNE. Any information will be of great help. thank

DAVIS - CARTER - African-American

Patricia Nicola Thu Mar 20 17:47:44 1997
Seeking info on African-American family: Harrison Davis b. 1851, GA married Patsye Carter on 21 March 1873 in Augusta. They had six children: Clara b. Jan 1874, William b. 1878, Hattie b. Jan. 1880, Joseph Davis, Jan 1882, Gertrude Davis, b. Mar 1884, Anna Constance Davis b. July 1888 or 1885. Anna attended Spelman College and married Millard H. McWhorter, M. D. of Coweta Co. on 7 Sept 1910. Patricia Nicola


Janice Buice Wright Fri Mar 21 03:07:10 1997
I am searching for any information regarding my gr.father and gr. mother. Robert D. BAKER married Leona Zebobia (Nobie) Coats in Carroll County 8-19-17, one daughter Zelma Louise. They lived on Jefferson St. in Newnan. He worked at one of the mills and at some time ran a store that sold sandwiches, hamburgers, etc. in Newnan. He died in Newnan March 11, 1933 and my gr.mother and mother moved to Atlanta, GA. I am looking for any records that may show Robert D. Baker's parent's names since he was born in Indiana and I have no names of his parent's. This info was not available from the marriage certificate. According to the 1910 U.S. GA. Census, my grandmother was listed under her parents household as a wife and married and also on the Carroll Co. Marriage Certificate it reads Mr. Robert Baker and Mrs. Nobie Coats. I have not found a previous marriage certificate for Nobie Coats. She could have married a distant relative who died or could she have gotten a divorce back then and regained her maiden name or just decided to go by her maiden name???? I am confused. HELP......


Bama Lee Sat Mar 22 13:39:04 1997
Seeking information on William Marion LEE b: 7 June 1850 in Austell,GA. Died 1929/30 in Madras. He was married to Kitty CLIFTON b. 7 July 1849. I have no information on the parents of either. There children were Richard Floyd, Harry Hamilton, Ballard Desmore(Buck), Sara Elizabeth, Tommie, Lucy Lavinia and Mattie Lois. Any information on this family would be appreciated.


Valerie Freeman Sun Mar 23 08:27:53 1997
I am looking for parents of Harrison H. NIXON. Born 17 May 1827 in Georgia; died 11 June 1923 in Coweta Co. He marred Elvira H. ELMORE 16 Dec 1851 in Coweta Co, GA. Elvira was daughter of Giles & Amy ELMORE. I have lots of info on their decendents.


Joe Patterson Sun Mar 23 15:55:10 1997
I am looking for information concerning Dixon K. VAUGHAN, his first wife, and his parents. Apparently the VAUGHAN family moved to Coweta County from South Carolina sometime between 1846 and 1862. A story handed down is that General Sherman's men burned the Vaughan plantation during the war. I would like to locate the graves of Dixon K. Vaughan, his first wife (not Kate, his second wife), and other members of his family. Also, I would like information concerning the location of the Vaughan family plantation. Dixon's brother Randolph is buried in Paulding County.)


Loudene Tollar Wed Mar 26 15:52:12 1997
Any information regarding a William ADAMS coming from Richmond ? VA to Coweta Co., GA prior to 1840. Looking for names of children and siblings.


Mildred L. Stinson Wed Mar 26 23:17:58 1997
Need information on Kittie C. LUCAS aka Kittie C. Lucas ALEXANDER. She is thought to be 3/4 Indian, Cherokee or Creek. A Katherine Lucas ALEXANDER is listed in the 1870 Coweta Co., Census. Possibly the same person. Need any information on her and her parents. Kittie married John Wesley Hitson, born in Randolph Co., GA. probably about 1880. Children include Ezekiel H., Green William, Martin Tucker, Robert Edward Lee, Major A., Halsie Valley, Ida Grace and John Kendrick Hitson. This family finally settled in Butler County, AL. where both died.


Janet Hubbard Mack Thu Mar 27 22:28:58 1997
Searching for information about the DEES family in Pike Co., GA. Sarah Dees is listed as the head of household in the 1900 census of Hollonville, Pike County, GA along with William Alvin, Grover and Ollie Hubbard. William Alvin Hubbard is my grandfather. Sarah may have been the mother of my great grandmother Mollie Dees. Mollie Dees had a brother J. Will Dees and a sister Bessie Dees. J. Will married Maggie and they had a son Carl and a also a child named Adie B. The family also lived in Meriwether Co and possibly Coweta Co.


Larry Clayton Sat Mar 29 12:46:40 1997
My ancestor JETHRO MOBLEY, died in Cowetta ca 1850. Any contact appreciated.


Cathy Wood Osborn Sun Mar 30 15:07:30 1997
Looking for someone who can identify the William KINSEY who m. Lucy WEAVER 25 Dec 1848 Coweta Co. GA


Ron Sykes Mon Mar 31 15:25:39 1997
LEE-looking for a Solomon LEE born 1772 in SC or NC but lived in Early Co., GA about 1840. Several children. Michael LEE married a Mary Brown. They eventually moved to Simpson Co., MS. Ron Sykes vsykes@gte.net

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