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2nd Quarter - 1998

Cities/Communities of Walker Co., GA: Chickamauga | LaFayette | Lookout Mountain | Rock Spring | Rossville

Joyce McMurray 2 Apr 1998
Dingler; Edwards
I would like to correspond with anyone who has EDWARDS family in Walker County, GA. Reubin EDWARDS, b. 12 Jan 1759 Wake Co. NC, d. Walker County but I don't know when. He had a son Reubin. I descend from a daughter,Sarah who married Henry DINGLER 25 Mar 1821 possibly in Elbert Co., GA. Thank you. -- Joyce McMurray

Bill Skiles 3 Apr 1998
Nelson; Skiles
I am looking for any information on Ephraim SKILES, who apprears in the 1840 Walker County, GA census. I believe he is the same Ephraim L. SKILES who appears in the Harrison County, TX census of 1850, and whose son George Washington SKILES moved to Wood County, TX, where some of his descendants still live today. In the 1840 census this family had 5 male children and 3 female children. Family tradition says that the oldest daughter, named Delilah, born in 1827 TN married Wilson E. NELSON, on 8 Feb 1844 and the couple settled in Texas. The rest of the SKILES family followed her to TX, being in Harrison County, TX by 1850. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who knows about this family. -- Bill Skiles

Dr. Jeff Crews 4 Apr 1998
Offutt; Tarvin
I have found much about the TARVIN's in Walker County Heritage. William J. TARVIN, b. 1794 Twiggs County (or possibly Columbia County) Georgia d. 1850's probably in Sugar Valley, Gordon County, GA., married in Columbia County, Georgia Cassandra Ann OFFUTT, b. 1801 Columbia Co. GA. His probable brothers are: Churchwell and Reddick TARVIN. His parents are unknown but leading candidates are: George TARVIN (1757) and Martha H.. The children of William and Cassandra are: Alvin O.; Albert Bacon; Amanda V.; Alfred Lafayette; Alvin A.; Mary Ann; Anson Aaron; Elmira. Every clue and comment welcome. -- Dr. Jeff Crews

Judy B. Franklin 7 Apr 1998
Buchanan; Goodwin; Smith
I am trying to locate any descendants of Ola Mae BUCHANAN GOODWIN (d. 8 Apr 1946), she lived in LaFayette, GA and is buried in the LaFayette GA Cemetery. I am also trying to find any information on her mother who was living with her at the time of her death. <Jennie Ray BUCHANAN SMITH > . They moved from TN to GA. Jennie Ray SMITH died 21 Feb 1934, I also need the name and address of the paper where I can write to get a copy of her obituary. Thanks for any help. -- Judy Buchanan Franklin

Judy, use the link from the main Walker County page to visit the Georgia Room of the Walker County Library and you will find instructions on how to request copies from the Walker Messenger. -- Sherry

Mike Patterson 14 Apr 1998
Cavender; Pope
Anyone know the location of the "Old Ben POPE Cemetery on Plantation, Walker County" where John H. CAVENDER (1812-1879) is said to be buried? If so, is someone there I could pay to take some photos for me? -- Mike Patterson, 2205 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034-4569

Warren R. Magnuson 16 Apr 1998
Bond; Brown; Heflin; Jones; Mann
I found Francis BROWN, age 48, living with the Buy JONES family in the 1850 W Chick, Walker County Census. Daughter, Mary Elizabeth BROWN, age 19 living with Archibald and Eliz BOND in the next household. In Lookout Mountain, Walker County Census James age 12, and Charlotte BROWN, age, 21, were living with James and Tabitha BOND. Francis and Charlotte were listed as born in South Carolina. Mary and James were listed as born in Georgia. Francis was not listed in the 1860 census but James and Charlotte were still living with the BOND family. Their father's birth state was listed as South Carolina. Mary Francis married a teacher James MANN the son of James MANN and Mary Polly HEFLIN MANN. I would like to find the name of the father of this BROWN family. G.W. BROWN is listed in 1840 correct number children and ages. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks! -- Warren R. Magnuson

Pamela Jackson 18 Apr 1998 Does anyone have a valid email address for Pamela?
Carrell; Raines
I am researching Warren Thomas RAINES. Born 1820 in Walker County. Son of Josiah (Elijah?) RAINES (d. Jun 1837, Monroe County, AL) and Sarah (Sally)CARRELL(m. 12-22-1815, Wilkes County, GA). -- Pamela Jackson

Christina Madros 24 Apr 1998
Harris; Perdue
Joseph Greenberry PERDUE, b. 1792 married Rachel HARRIS. Their son, Joseph was born in 1833 in Chickamauga, GA. Joseph brought his family west to Arkansas on Nov 28 1833 on the Pretreaty of 1817. I am looking for Joseph Greenberry's parents and as well for Rachel's parents. Any and all information will be appreciated. Thank you -- Christina Madros

Carolyn Wagner 24 Apr 1998 Does anyone have a valid email address for Carolyn?
Gillean; Jackson
John Houston GILLEAN, b. 19 Sep 1839, Bradley Co. TN married Lydia Elizabeth "Sarah" JACKSON, b. 1839 Lafayette, Walker Co. GA. They married about 1858 in Walker Co. GA. Lydia's father was C.W. JACKSON. Any info at all on C.W. JACKSON or his wife would be greatly appreciated. C.W. and his wife are supposed to be buried somewhere about 10 miles outside of Lafayette. John and Lydia are my gg grandparents. Thank you. -- Carolyn Wagner

Mike Patterson 24 Apr 1998
Is there someone I can pay to drive over to Villanow and let me know who the old CAVENDER people are in the CAVENDER cemetery north of the town? -- Mike Patterson

Tony Bull 24 Apr 1998
I am interested to hear from anyone researching the BULL surname, any where, any time. I am also the owner of a new list for the BULL name. If you are interested in subscribing send an email to (for individual emails) OR (for several in digest form) with only "subscribe" without the quotes in the text area. Thanks -- Tony Bull

J. T. Brown 28 Apr 1998
Brown, Duncan
I am researching the descendants of Lemuel Alonzo BROWN, b. 1825 married Sarah DUNCAN b. 1825. Children are: William T. BROWN 1848-1927; Elizabeth BROWN 1850-1850; John Wesley BROWN 1852-??; Milly A. BROWN 1854-??; Mary Ann BROWN, 1856-??; Martha C./I. BROWN 1858-??; Rufus Lorenzo BROWN 1850-1929; Milton Travis BROWN 1865-??. Milton was my grandfather, I would like to share information with anyone researching the same lines. -- J. T. Brown

C. Pinkston 3 May 1998
Lutes; O'Dell; Winfrey
I am looking for information on Benjamin Joseph O'DELL, c. 1820 in Rabun Co., GA, d. 1854-1860 in Walker Co. GA. Benjamin married Sarah Evaline LUTES, c. 1839 in Walker Co. I believe his parents were Benjamin O'DELL & Martha WINFREY, but have been unable to confirm. After his death Evaline and children moved to Wayne Co. MO. Would love to hear from anyone with information regarding Benjamin's parents/siblings. -- C. Pinkston

Roz Russell 5 May 1998
Brown; Fortune; Hick
My great grandmother on my mother's side was Antoinette FORTUNE. She was born 8 May 1842 in Walker County, GA. Her parents were William FORTUNE and Mary HICK from either GA or NC. I know they moved to MO and I have found them on an 1860 MO census. I would like to find them on the 1850 census, maybe GA. They had 3 other girls, Martha, b. 1835; Harriett, b. 1843 and Elizabeth, b. 1844 and at least 1 son, William D., all born in GA. I am trying to find out about William and Mary; where they were born, when they were born, what brothers and sisters they had, what children they had other than Antoinette, Martha, Harriett, Elizabeth and William. Either her father, William H. or her brother William D. was the Reverend when she married Hiram BROWN. Thank you -- Roz Russell

Judy B. Franklin 9 May 1998
Buchanan, Cantrell, Goodwin, Smith
I am trying to locate anyone who may have been related to Jennie SMITH, who died in 1921 in LaFayette, Walker Co., GA. She was my ggrandmother and was married to a Benjamin BUCHANAN and later to a SMITH. She had three children, Ola Bell married to a GOODWIN and lived in Walker Co., GA; Minnie married a CANTRELL and lived in AL; and my grandfather, William Andrew BUCHANAN lived in AL. If anyone has any information on Jennie SMITH or her family please get in touch with me. Thanks -- Judy Franklin

Herschel E. Vaughn, Jr. 9 May 1998
Naylor; Vaughn/Vaughan
Any info on VAUGH(A)N, John L.; b. Spring District, Walker County. Have no dates on his father, James VAUGHAN and his mother, believed to be a Melvina V. NAYLOR. Thanks -- Herschel E. Vaughn, Jr.

Scott Cummings 13 May 1998
Cassady; Eaton; Wall; Walker
Looking for information on Russell M. CASSADY, (b. 1833) Walker County, married Amanda WALL, 1863. Also looking for information on Richard W. CASSADY, (b. 1804-Knox Co. TN) married 1. Mary WALKER; 2. Ellen EATON. Thanks -- Scott Cummings

Barbara Graham 13 May 1998
Bell; Dunn; Fortune; Wells
Searching for history of my ancestors who lived in Walker Co., GA as early as the 1830's. Hartwell B. BELL, (b. 1798 Rutherford County, NC) married Elizabeth (Betsy) FORTUNE in 1818, Rutherford Co. NC. They moved to Walker Co. GA in 1837. Their known children are: John B.; James W.; Williamson F.; Hartwell B., Jr; Doctor S.(Docks); Elizabeth, Jr; Sarah Ann; Mary & Harriet W. Hartwell died in Feb 1846 and is buried at the Dogwood Cemetery, Whitfield Co., GA. Elizabeth lived at Trickum, Whitfield Co., GA until her death after 1880.
Their son, Williamson F. BELL married Elizabeth (Betty) DUNN about 1848 in Walker Co. GA. They are listed in 1860-70 in Roane County, TN. They moved to Arkansas and then Indian Territory of OK. Elizabeth DUNN's parents were Simon & Margaret (WELLS) DUNN who moved to Walker County, GA in the 1830's. They had 9 known children. It is believed that Margaret had two brothers, David & James who moved to said County in 1844. Any information would be appreciated. -- Barbara Graham

Barry Morgan 14 May 1998
Brock; Morgan
I am researching the MORGAN and BROCK families of Walker County for the years 1840-1875. My great grandfather, James MORGAN, married Mary BROCK, daughter of John BROCK. A portion of the Chickamauga battle was fought on the farm of John BROCK. The 1870 Walker County census shows John BROCK living in the Frick's Gap area. James MORGAN was shown living with John's family. They all left the area sometime after c1871-1875. Anyone with information on where the John BROCK moved, please let me know. I know that James MORGAN and Mary BROCK moved to Moscow, Tennessee around 1875. Thanks for the help! -- Barry Morgan

Camellia Foster 15 May 1998
Gentry; Howell
Looking for information on James Mathew HOWELL and his wife, Patience GENTRY(?). They were on the 1850 Walker Co. GA census. Thanks -- Camellia Foster

Shirley Rust 15 May 1998
Gann; Rust; White
I am looking for information on Eliza GANN, who married Robert WHITE and was found on the 1850 census in Walker County, GA. I also need to know if their daughter was there, Nancy Ann WHITE who married John Nelson RUST. Maybe a marriage? This family was in Webster Co. MO in 1870 and maybe before. Don't know where they were in 1860. I would appreciate any help. -- Shirley Rust

Charles M. Powers 19 May 1998
I am looking for information on the CATLETT family. My great grandmother, Sara Jane CATLETT, was born in Walker County on 15 Oct 1859. If anyone has knowledge of this or any other CATLETT, please let me hear from you. -- Charles Powers

Freda 19 May 1998
I am looking for any information on HAWKE surname. Marvin Leon HAWKE was born in Walker County in 1901-1902 to parents, Eugene and Ida Mae Lynn HAWKE. I think they either lived in the Chattanooga area or moved there later. I don't know if there are any siblings. If anyone has any information about this family, I would like to hear from you. Thanks! -- Freda

Emily Woodall Ivey 19 May 1998
Harris; Smith; Stanfield
HARRIS, Sarah Ellen...married Richard Sanford Meyer STANFIELD in 1852 Walker Co, Ga.....would like to know her in the Walker Co Heritage Book...lived in Walker the Still Standing Stanfield Home...ask in Lafayette...Maryella Abney SMITH. Thanks -- Emily Ivey

Charles Tanner, III 22 May 1998
Looking for information on the RHUDY family in Walker County, Georgia. Believe they went to Chattooga County. Thanks! -- Charles Tanner

Randy Lewis 22 May 1998
I am looking for descendants of Haley Sayne TATUM, who moved to Walker County in the later 1830's and died there before 1850. Thanks! -- Randy Lewis

Kathleen Burnett 24 May 1998
Morris; Smith; Wallen
I would like to find someone, anyone who is a also a descendant of this SMITH line. I would love to exchange information both on the SMITH line and the WALLEN line.
James Middleton SMITH was born about 1809 in Georgia, most likely in the Walker County. He was a farmer in 1860 in Columbia, Randolph Co. AR. He was married to Susan WALLEN before 1830 in Hamilton Co. TN. Susan WALLEN was born about 1809 in Lee Co. VA. She died between 1860 and 1870 in Randolph Co. AR. She was also known as Sooky. Children of James Middleton SMITH and Susan WALLEN are:
(1.) William (2.) Sally, b. abt 1832 Hamilton Co. TN (3.) Mary, b. abt 1834 in Hamilton Co. TN (4.) Priscilla (5.) Campbell (6.) Nancy, b. abt 1840 in Hamilton Co. TN. She was a seamstress in 1860 in Columbia, Randolph Co. AR. (7.) Caroline Catherine, b. abt 1842 in Hamilton Co. TN. She was also a seamstress in 1860 AR (8.) Martha, b. abt 1844 in Walker Co. GA (9.) Tennessee (10.) Henry, b. abt 1859 in Randolph Co. AR.
James Middleton SMITH was married to Mary C. MORRIS on 20 Apr 1863 in Randolph Co. AR. Mary MORRIS was born about 1820 in TN. Their child was Gilphy, b. in 1864 in Randolph Co. AR. Thanks! -- Kathleen Burnett

Jack Woodward 4 Jun 1998
I am trying to locate my ancestors who lived in Gilmer County around 1910. My grandfather along with some of his brothers moved to LaFayette, Walker County, GA before 1920. They were William Burt WOODWARD; Brice WOODWARD and Joe WOODWARD. Their brother Ed WOODWARD remained in Ellijay. I would like to trace my family history and located and great grandfather, etc.... Appreciate any help. -- Jack Woodward

Virginia White 10 Jun 1998
Douglass; Sipe
During the 1860's William Hutton DOUGLASS lived in the Chickamauga area. His children were Nancy Agnes DOUGLASS SIPE; Ezekiel DOUGLASS, and Robert DOUGLASS. Nancy is my gggrandmother. If you have any information about William Hutton DOUGLASS or his wife (Margaret?) regarding their parents and/or siblings, please notify me at the following name and address: Mrs. Virginia White, 610 Swanee Drive, Benton, AR 72015.
NOTE: In one account that I read, it mentioned that William Hutton DOUGLASS was born on a ship enroute from Scotland. He said he was a cousin of Stephen Arnold DOUGLAS of Illinois. It also mentioned that (Margaret)DOUGLASS had been born twenty miles north of Chattanooga in the Sequatchie River Valley in 1796. Thanks! -- Virginia White

Suzie Breedlove 10 Jun 1998
Breedlove; Snider
Need info. on Elisha BREEDLOVE, S.C. living in Walker co. in 1860 & 1870. Jacob BREEDLOVE (maybe Elisha) born S.C. is living in Walker co. 1860. Jacob has a child named Jasper P.SNIDER b.1857 TN ,3yr's old living with him in 1860. Elisha has the same child 10 year's later. Jacob has left Walker co. However the big problem is Jasper P. SNIDER turns into Jasper BREEDLOVE in 1870 with Elisha. My husbands relatives comes from Jasper. So can anyone help me determine if they are BREEDLOVE's or SNIDER's. Or any info. on this BREEDLOVE line from S.C. will be appreciated. Thank you! -- Suzie Breedlove

Suzie Breedlove 10 Jun 1998
Buffington; Watts
Mary J. WATTS married Joseph BUFFINGTON, Nov.5,1885 in Dade Co. Ga. However MARY's family was from Walker co. Ga. Her obit. states the following.....MARY J. BUFFINGTON died at her home near Deerheads cove March 30,1951. Brothers & Sisters are..Daisy, Astelle, Della, Maude, Cynthia, John, Henery, Bud (prob.a nickname), Lum (prob.a nickname) all being the children of (William WATTS-this info.not in obit.) I found Joseph BUFFINGTON's will and William WATTS was petitioner,it also said petitioner was father-in-law of deceased. Can anyone help with info. on these families? Thank you ! -- Suzie Breedlove

Suzie Breedlove 10 Jun 1998
Davis; Page
Edward PAGE married Alley DAVIS, the daughter of Absolem and (Scina ?) DAVIS. Edward PAGE was (Ga.1860,census) or(Tn. 1850 census)abt.1827.Alley DAVIS PAGE was Tn.abt.1829. All info. appreciated. -- Suzie Breedlove

Jean Conley Hubbard 11 Jun 1998
I am looking for any information on the family of William CONNELLY/CONLEY who was living in Walker County during the 1850 census. He had a wife, Rebecca and three daughters, Martha A., Rebecca K., and Thersey C. They had two sons, Jesse R. and Robert S..
William was 67 years of age and born in NC, Rebecca was 57 and born in SC. I feel this William is perhaps the older brother of my ancestor, Robert Boyd CONLEY of Union Co. GA and therefore the son of Patrick CONLEY of York Co. SC. I would appreciate anything on this family. Thanks! - Jean C. Hubbard

Pat McNeely 11 Jun 1998
Hamby; McNealy
Looking for the MCNEELY family listed in the 1860 census in Walker County:
James McNEALY, age 36, farmer, b. TN
Caroline, age 36, b. TN
Sarah A., age 14, b. TN
Bethine, age 9, b. TN
Mary H., age 7, b. GA
John, age 4, b. GA
Elizabeth, age 1, b. GA
Don't know where this family went from here. Mary married Edmon HAMBY and is found in Logan Co. AR in 1880. John married in Christian Co. MO and is found in the 1900 census with wife and children. Any connection is appreciated. Would like to know where this family went after 1860, also cannot locate them in TN before 1860. Thanks! -- Pat McNeely

Wanda Muncey Gant 14 Jun 1998
I would like info on James MUNCY and Jason MUNSEY of Walker County, GA census 1840 from the citizens of Georgia 1840. Thanks! -- Wanda Muncey Gant

Wanda Muncey Gant 14 Jun 1998
LaMouncy; Mouncy; Muncy; Smith
Seeking info on 1850 census Walker Co. Family #1641 Ambrose SMITH, 32, born TN; Mary, 18, born TN; Elizabeth A., 8; LaMouncy J., 6; Andrew 4; William, 3; Lenice L., 5/12.
Family #1642 Moses SMITH, 80, b. NC; Margaret, 46, b. TN.
Family #1643 Burwell SMITH, 35, B. TN; Jane, 28, b. TN; including Mouncy, age 4 born GA. Where they related to a MUNCY family? Thanks! -- Wanda Muncey Gant

David J. Cameron 14 Jun 1998
Cameron; Norton
I'm looking for any information to help me find my great grandfather's parents. His name was also David CAMERON (no middle initial yet). He was 54 in 1920, wife's name was Mary (maiden name NORTON I believe). Children: Roy; John Julius; Nannie; Ollie; Thelma; Alvin. Thank you very much. -- David J. Cameron

Nicole Pinson 14 Jun 1998
Dean; Jennings; Price; Richards
Trying to find Hiram JENNINGS, b. c 1816 SC and wife Sarah C., b. c. 1825 SC, who were living in Walker co. in 1850 with these children: Mary J.F.B., age 9 GA; John H.N., age 7 GA; Margaret E., age 4 GA; Eliza T., age 1 GA. Also in Hiram's household were:Joseph PRICE, 19 SC; Frederic DEAN, 30 GA; Maryan RICHARDS, 19 SC. I cannot find Hiram or Sarah after 1850. Son John was living in Calhoun Co. AL in 1850 in the household of William CLOW, where he worked as a "hireling". From c1871 until his death in 1917, John H. JENNINGS lived in Hamilton Co. TN. Thanks! -- Nicole Pinson

Dennis M. Neil 15 Jun 1998
Griffin; Huett; Tygart
I am seeking information on James Coy TYGART (sic) and Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" GRIFFIN, married in Walker County ca. 1835. James Coy was the son of John TYGART and Eve HUETT (sic) who resided in McLemore's Cove toward the south end of this area in Cedar Grove. A courthouse fire probably destroyed any/all extant records making it extremely difficult to research these lines. Looking forward to interested inquiries relating to my lines, and I will be glad to exchange information with others. Any information on any of these individuals will be most appreciated!! -- Dennis M. Neil

Colleen Blaylock Green 15 Jun 1998
Blalock/Blaylock; Wilson
I am researching William BLALOCK b. c1800 in NC who married Mary WILSON c1826, possibly in DeKalb County, GA as her first children (twins), John Elen BLAYLOCK (my grandfather) and Hugh William BLAYLOCK were born there in 1827. They were in Walker County by 1840 and possibly earlier. WIlliam and Mary and some of their family left Walker Co. in 1855 and moved to Franklin Co. AR. I would like to correspond with anyone who has a connection or information about either the BLAYLOCK or the WILSON families of Walker County. Thanks! -- Colleen Blaylock Green

Barbara Graham 20 Jun 1998
Bell; Dunn; Fortune; Wells
My ancestors Simon DUNN who married Margaret WELLS moved to Walker/Catoosa/Whitfield Counties of GA in the 1830's from Lincoln Co. NC or York Co. SC. Their daughter Elizabeth married W. F. BELL ca1848 in Walker Co. GA. He was the son of Hartwell B. BELL & Elizabeth FORTUNE. This couple moved to Walker Co., GA in the 1830's from Rutherford Co., NC. Thanks! -- Barbara Graham

Dennis Aslinger 20 Jun 1998
I am looking specifically for Henry ASLINGER who lived at Chestnut Flats in the 1860 Walker County, GA census and more generally for any of his relatives or in-laws. The surname may also appear as Henry ESLINGER. Several of his relatives were in north Georgia between 1860 & 1870 as ESLINGER, the original spelling. Thanks for any assistance. -- Dennis Aslinger

Hixon 25 Jun 1998
Hixon; Scales
I am looking for information on David H. HIXON (died 1920). He was married to Carrie Lee SCALES in 1906. He was twice Mayor of Rossville. His sons were Harold David HIXON (d. 1969) and Joseph David HIXON (d. 1975). David H. HIXON came from a large family and was part Indian. Other relatives in the area were Cora HIXON. Any replies would be helpful.

Have you checked the Cherokee By Blood books to see if he or any descendants filed for benefits thru the Cherokees?

Karen Smith Workman 25 Jun 1998
Bennett; Majors; Smith
I am researching the SMITH and MAJORS of NW Georgia. Abdallah Daniel SMITH was first in Randolph County and came up to Walker Co. to participate in the land lotteries of 1832. He gained land which in 1838 became Chattooga, but began as Walker Co.(I believe). I also seek Deraslin Frances SMITH or Ester MAJOR SMITH and Richard MAJORS & Cloe BENNETT (Ester's parents). I would love to share information. -- Karen Workman

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