Heard County Query Archives
Jan - Jun 1997

These queries were posted between January and June of 1997. If you see a surname in the index that you're interested in, click on it to take you to the query. If a surname is listed more than once, that means there is more than one query about that surname. Be sure to check all of them. Also be sure to check all the other archives, too.


Adams, Adams, Adamson, Alsabrook, Baker, Billingsley, Bledsoe, Boyd, Brett, Brooks, Brooks, Brown, Buchanan, Burden, Camp, Camp, Carter, Carter, Cato, Cheek, Christian, Christian, Coats, Cockrell, Cockrell, Cook, Cook, Cox, Crouch, Davis, Denny, Eley, Eley, Everett, Faulkner, Fielder, Gladney, Hammond, Heard, Heard, Hearn, Henderson, Holsenbeck, Houston, Hunter, Johnson, Johnson, Jones, Jones, Kirk, Kitchens, Kitchens, Kite, Lee, Linch, Lovvorn, Martin, May, McKee, Meador, Merrill, Modisett, Morrow, Moseley, Nolan, Nutt, Owen, Owen, Owen(s), Parker, Patterson, Peebles, Persall, Persons, Portlock, Radney/Rodney, Ray, Rollins, Ruggles, Scanlin/Scantlin, Sears, Shadinger, Shirey, Smith, Stafford, Stevens, Stevens, Stewart, Stewart, Swiney, Talley, Tomlin, Vance, Vaughan, Wallis, Walston, Webb, Williams, Williams, Williamson, Williamson, Wimberly, Wood,

Jeanette W. Cuthriell 6/30/97
NOLAN, David Atticus Looking for info on David Atticus NOLAN, Methodist Minister, b. 1819 SC d. 22 Jun 1905 m. Louisa R. PEEBLES 3 Mar 1838 Henry Co., GA. At the time of the 1850 census, lived in Henry Co. He is buried at Senoia, GA. Lived Clayton Co, GA 1860, Where was he 1870? Lived 1880 Heard Co. Who is his parents? Children: Joseph T. (my ggrandfather) m. Susan L. CAMP. James R. John Yarbrough b. Senoia, GA W. T. (b. Senoia GA) David T. (lvd Heard Co 1880) Jesse H. (lvd Heard Co 1880) Also looking for other descendants.

Donna B. Thompson 6/22/97
I am researching the surname of TALLEY in Heard County, Georgia. I have Elisha TALLEY, born May 12, 1750; Obadiah TALLEY born 1786; Charles W. TALLEY born 1836; Obadiah Abel TALLEY, born 1833, died April 14, 1908 in Heard County, Georgia. He married Martha M. STEWART (daughter of James McEwen STEWART). I would like information on all TALLEY descendants of Heard County, Georgia. Some of the descendants moved to Columbia County, Arkansas.

Kevin Lanham 6/22/97
Looking for data on Andrew Jackson KITCHENS, father to Sarah Ann Elizabeth KITCHENS b. 4 Mar 1875 Texas, Heard Co., GA, also died in Heard County. Also looking for Father of Lazarus Rufus JONES b. 6 Aug 1869 in Heard Co., GA. L.R. JONES also died in Heard Co.

R. E. Martin 6/22/97
Charles William HEARN, my great grandfather, died in Heard Co., GA on 15 Jul 1900. He donated land for Hearn Cemetery in Heard County and is buried there. He lived in Troup County for many years before moving to Heard County. Seek information on his parents, John HEARN Jr. and Nancy B. LINCH, and grandparents, John HEARN Sr. and Betty (surname unknown). Share information on his descendants.

Denise Edge 6/14/97
I am searching for information on of the following people and their relatives: Richard Littleton "Dick" BUCHANAN b. Oct 1859 married Ada Rebeca TOMLIN born March 26, 1863 (daughter of George TOMLIN b. 1826 and Rebecca CHEEK born July 1831). Richard was the son of Amariah BUCHANAN b. 1814 and Rebecca WILLIAMSON b. 1834 and is the daughter of Littleton WILLIAMSON and Mary KITE daughter of Samuel KITE III and Permilia STAFFORD. Amariah had a brother named William who he moved to Heard Co with around 1840, he lived with a woman named Penina, may have been his mother or grandmother. Most of these people are buried in the Salem United Methodist Church in Franklin.

Margie Pearce 6/14/97
OWEN, CHRISTIAN, COCKRELL  I am looking for any information on the families of David Allen CHRISTIAN who m. Mary Texas "Tech" OWEN (b. 1853 in Heard Co). Tech was the daughter of Rufus Benjamin OWEN (1833, GA-1912, AR) and Zeltha COCKRELL (b. 1833). Please help!

Margie Pearce 6/14/97
OWEN, PORTLOCK, SWINEY, MOSELY, EVERETT  I have received a great deal of information on the OWEN family, but know very little about their wives. Uriah OWEN (1758-1820) m. Sarah EVERETT (1761-1836). Both died in Wilkes Co. Their son, Obadiah OWEN m. Jane MOSELY (1780-1825). Obadiah's son, Ransome Franklin OWEN (1806-1875) m. Elizabeth Jane PORTLOCK SWINEY (1811-1879) in Walton Co. Ransome's son Rufus Benjamin OWEN (1833-1912) m. Zeltha COCKRELL and they had a daugher, Mary Texas OWEN, who was born in Heard Co. in 1853. Mary Texas "Tech" OWEN m. David Allen CHRISTIAN who was also born in GA. Please help!

Charlie Dorries 6/14/97
I am interested in info about James M & Josephine B PERSALL-both buried in the old Yellow Dirt Church cemetery on the power plant grounds near Roopville. Thanks.

Barry R. Boyd 6/14/97
I have an Elias BOYD that married Susan MAY in Heard Co. in 1850. Cannot find any information on either. Children were Louis Warren BOYD, Phillip Sanford BOYD, James BOYD, Jenette BOYD, Ellen BOYD, Eliza BOYD, John BOYD, Andrew BOYD. Thanks.

Kevin Lanham 6/14/97
Looking for data on Andrew Jackson KITCHENS, father to Sarah Ann Elizabeth KITCHENS b. 4 Mar 1875 Texas, Heard Co., GA, also died in Heard County.  Also looking for Father of Lazarus Rufus JONES b. 6 Aug 1869 in Heard Co., GA. L.R. JONES had 15 children and also died in Heard Co. Thanks!

Patricia McGhee 6/9/97
I am looking for information on Milledge Minton COOK. married Mary Elizabeth ADAMS before the civil war. They came to Heard Co, GA from Rabon Gap and settled on a farm site on Red Land Road. I would like to know their parents/ bro/sisters names.

Roy Williamson 6/6/97
Alexander WILLIAMSON was married in Coweta,Ga. 10 Jan 1832 to Sarah CARTER. They moved to Al. before 1850, I would like to know where they were born,names of parents,children,brothers and sisters. I am seeking this information to add to my family history. Alexander and Sarah were my GGgrandparents. Thanks for any info you may be able to provide me.

Bob Crouch 5/30/97
John Henry CROUCH, Married Elizabeth RAY ca 1845-50 Elizabeth RAY, b. 1832, Heard Co. GA. do. Wade H. RAY, b. ca 1799-1801 & Margaret PARKER, b. ca 1812. I am looking for parents of John Henry CROUCH, (he was born in GA but have no knowledge of county). John and Elizabeth moved to Ouachita Co. AR ca. 1850. He served in the 17 Arkansas Infantry, was captured and parolled at Vicksburg. After CW the family moved to Sabine County TX.

Margaret Beck 5/12/97
My grandmother, Mary Adaline MODISETT, was born in Heard Co. GA 28 Oct 1875. She married Thomas Virgil WALSTON in Franklin, GA on 13 Oct 1895. She said her father was John MODISETT. I am looking for information on the John MODISETT who married Amanda JOHNSON. Also, can anyone tell me anything about the family of Samuel MODISETT, who was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from Heard County in 1842. He also served as Justice of the Inferior Court of Heard County from 8 Jan 1853 to 12 Jan 1857. Thanks for this posting.

D. Scott Lee 5/12/97
Looking for information on Archie BURDEN, buried in the cemetery next to Emmaus church over close to Oak Grove. I believe he died around 1932. Any kin, stories? Also, i am looking for info on the DENNYs and SHADINGERs that were in the Civil War. Esp. John SHADINGER, I CO.,41 Ga St Troop Any kin to these people, please e-mail Any information on Matthew LEE -married Francis DENNY, 1947? Anything on the LEE's of Carroll Co.<br>

Renee' Cone-Hanson 5/12/97
DAVIS/ HEARD: William Johnson DAVIS (son of Stephen). Married Lou Ella HEARD. Their son/my Grt G'Pa, Charles Edward. Both William & Lou Ella buried @ Macedonia Bapt. Cemt Heard Co. Have some info on other descendants. Happy to share.

Gerry R. Lee 5/2/97
OWEN(s), M.R.(or Malachi R.) resided in Heard Co., Ga. according 1840 & 1850 census records. 1850 shows Malachi, age 36; wife Eliza age 28; d. Elvira C, a.10; s.Newton A., a.8; s.Russel A., a.5. 1860 MS. (Carthage, Leake Co.) reports three additional children: Sarah J., a.9; d.Texanna A., a.7; s.Nicholas R., a.5. Believe Eliza & Malachi (M.R.)are my gg-grandparents through Sarah J.'s marriage to Dr. J.K.HENDERSON, Leake Co., MS, 1867. Does anyone have additional information? Greatly appreciated.

Julie O. Perkins 4/16/97
Seeking information on the family of James D.(Daniel) ROLLINS, b. 1820 SC, d. 1855 Heard Co., GA He was a merchant, according to the 1850 census. His wife was Elizabeth Strozier HOUSTON, who left Heard Co. and moved to Coweta Co. after her husband's death. I descend from their daughter Texas Orlean ROLLINS CAMP. In the same 1850 census there are a John ROLLINS and a Barry (Barny?) ROLLINS, both also from SC. Were these brothers? James D. is buried in the Franklin cemetery. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated!

Greg Wood 4/10/97
WOOD  Looking for connection between Young WOOD, married Sarah MORROW, Paschal Harrison WOOD, married Nancy FIELDER, and Archibald Bo WOOD. Probably brothers. Looking for parents ca. 1840 in Heard Co. Son of Young

Mark Hunter 4/5/97
Seeking info on the family of Dr. Edwin W. HUNTER, b. ca. 1800, Abbeville District, SC, m. ca. 1820 Sarah. In Heard County in 1840 and 1850. Children: a son (name unknown), daughters Isabel Caroline, Jane Emeline, and Sarah Ann Octavia.

Janice Buice Wright 3/22/97
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......

Donna Thompson 3/9/97
I am researching the lines of Thomas VAUGHAN b. Dec. 24, 1805 who married Eliza BROWN on December 14, 1830. There children were Tempie VAUGHAN m. John T. NUTT; Benjamin H.VAUGHAN who married Sarah Elizabeth CARTER; George Jefferson VAUGHAN who married Martha Mildred KIRK; John Thomas "Jack" VAUGHAN; Andrew J. VAUGHAN who married Mary ELEY; Richard M. VAUGHAN; Caroline Rebecca VAUGHAN who married Samuel ELEY; Frances Emmaline VAUGHAN; Berry H. VAUGHAN; Mary J. VAUGHAN who married E.T. NUTT; Wade VAUGHAN. My husband's line is from Berry H. VAUGHAN who married Ella ?. I am also researching the line of James Kenyard ADAMS b. April 9, 1964 in Heard County. He was married to 1. Mollie VAUGHAN 2. Mary Elizabeth GLADNEY.

Jill Boatwright 3/9/97
Looking for information on Thomas STEVENS who was on the 1860 and 1870 Heard County Census. He was born around 1813 in Georgia. His wifes name was Mary ADAMSON. Also, had a second wife named Elizabeth. He is buried in Rocky Branch Cemetary, Randolph County, AL. Anyone with information on relatives, contact me.

Robert Phillips 3/9/97
Judge Berry D. JOHNSON was a prominent Heard Co. jurist in the early to mid-1800's. An old edition of the Georgia Biographical Encyclopedia lists Judge Johnson as the father of my gggrandmother, which I doubt. I am looking for info on Judge Johnson to prove or disprove the connection.

Fuller, Joye 3/6/97
Searching for Heard County family surnames: MCKEE, HAMMOND, COX.

Donna Gardner 3/4/97
I am researching the SHIREY and ELEY family names. So far I know that William Thomas ELEY married Lucy Thomas BLEDSOE Oct 4, 1891 possibly in Heard Co. and that they had ?7 children, including a daughter, Lois Coley ELEY born Dec 16, 1908. This is my g grandmother. On the SHIREY side, I know Joseph H. SHIREY married Ada HOLSENBECK, date and place unknown. They had at least one son Joseph Vesper SHIREY born July 28, 1907 in Heard Co. He is still living in Hogansville but is without his faculties and not a reliabe source of information unfortunately. I reviewed your index for these names with no luck, but I am hoping you can point me to some other resources. Thank You.

Francine Bennett 3/4/97
Is there any information on the Thomas Jones PERSONS family or the STEWART family? The STEWART family is buried at Prospect, my grandmother was Pearl PERSONS. Thank you for any information you might share.

Albert Cato, Jr. 2/28/97
I am looking for info on Daniel Elbert CATO and family. My last trace of them was 1880 US Census, Dist 702, Heard Co, GA. They were in Heard county in 1860 (per census). In 1880 Daniel was 50 yrs old, wife Mary was 49, dau Lula 20, son Seaborn 17 (my Grandfather), dau Mattie J 14, dau Ida M 12, dau Lilian 9 (was called Lila (rhymes with villa)). I have a clue that Lila married one M. Horation RUGGLES, 30 July1908, in Randolph Co, AL. Another daughter married a John BRETT of Heard Co. Her name was Carrie and she died young and is buried in the BRETT family cemetary near a small place called Glenn. Several years ago I met a very accommodating gentleman there named Junior Adams who showed me the cemetary. Also, one of the daughters married a Mr PATTERSON in Franklin where he or a descendant was associated with a furniture business.
What I am really trying to determine is: when did the CATO family arrive in Heard Co, and where did they come from? Where did they go to and when, or are they buried there?
Most of my efforts concerning Heard have been spotty because most of the county official records were destroyed in a fire--so I was told. I will be most appreciative of anything I can get on this subject. Thank you.

Linda Jarvis 2/28/97
Seeking half-sister of my ggrandfather, Jessie WALLIS. Family story states "Many years later, Grandpa WALLIS met a half sister near Franklin, had visited her, but she never pursued the relationship." Although her married name is unknown, she would have been either Rachel A., Elizabeth H. or Nancy M. WALLIS, born in Fulton County. Parents were Mitchel C. WALLIS and first wife Rachel (?) Jessie lived at Sand Hill in Carroll Co. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who might have had one of these women marry into their family tree.

Steve Spears 2/23/97
James and Elizabeth COOK was listed in the 1850 census for Campbell co. James was born abt.1791 in S.C. and Elizabeth was born abt. 1800 in N.C. In 1850 there were three children 1)Dempsey, 2) Caroline, 3) Milledge. I am looking for James and Elizabeth's parents. In 1860 they were living in Heard Co. Ga.

Melba Adams 2/23/97
RADNEY/RODNEY Looking for relatives. At one time a James Sylvester RODNEY/RADNEY lived in Heard Co. Later to moved to Wedowee, Randolph Co. AL. Searching for connection to my branch of RADNEY family--Thomas Jefferson RADNEY of Randolph Co, AL, married to Hattie Bell SEYMOUR. Parents were Minus H. RADNEY and Rebecca Fuller from GA, place unknown. Minus RADNEY b. 1813. Thomas J. RADNEY b. 1852.

Donna Merrill 2/23/97
William ALSABROOK b. abt. 1816 in GA. Married an Elizabeth ? b. abt. 1823 in GA. Their children were: Henry H., Camilla L., William, James W., Madison, Micajah, Elizabeth, Fletcher H., and Charles A. This family was living in Talbot Co., GA in the 1850 Census year. They were living in Heard Co., GA in the 1860-1880 census years. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Jill Boatwright 2/19/97
I am seeking information on the STEVENS, BROOKS, and SEARS families of Heard County, GA. Thomas STEVENS, b. 1813, is located on the 1860 Heard County Census. Moses BROOKS (1809-185?) is possibly buried in Heard County. William SEARS ( 1834-1916) lived in Heard County before 1860. I have the lines on each of these families. I am unable to get back any futher than any of them. Any info would be appreciated.

Kathy Cormack 2/3/97
I am searching for information on a family by the name of WILLIAMS, who lived Heard County, from before 1860, until their deaths after 1880. Kathy Cormack 186 Coker Road, Kerrville, Texas 78028

Truett Lee Smith 1/24/97
Seeking info on family of Freeman Wilkerson SMITH, who moved from Carroll CO to Oxford, Calhoun Co, AL, ca 1865. He appears in 1860 Census for Carroll Co as Freeman W. SMITH, household 74, page 358, Carrollton P.O., District 10. He is not in the 1850 Census for Carroll Co, probaably is the F. W. SMITH with wife Sarah in Heard Co census for 1850, p. 176, 41st District. He was a gunsmith in Carrollton and may have come originally from Wilkes Co. Wife was Sara Lana BROOKS, also born in N GA.

Christopher Burson 1/17/97
Any info on BURSON or SCANTLIN/SCANLIN families of Heard Co. and east Alabama would be a great help.

Peggy Heard 1/12/97
Researching John M. HEARD (Viannah? BILLINGSLEY), found in Tennessee's 1860 census. Believe John is descended from Stephen HEARD (Mary FAULKNER); John HEARD (Susannah MEADOR); William HEARD (Artelier Stella WEBB) - all of Heard Co., Georgia. John HEARD's and Viannah BILLINGSLEY'S son, William Harrison HEARD (Flora WIMBERLY), is my husband's grandfather. I'm just beginning research on my husband's family, so information on any of these surnames will be appreciated!

H. Leino 1/7/97
LOVVORN,MERRILL,VANCE Am seeking info about John L. MERRILL, b. 5 aug 1845, d. 5 aug 1877. Married Caladonia VANCE. Would like info as to where he is buried (maybe in Bowdon, GA), who his parents are , Also the same info about Caladonia VANCE.Would also like info on the parents of Robert Monroe LOVVERN, b. 3 feb 1866 Randolph Co, AL d. 22 Jun 1958 Bowdon,GA. He had a brother, William Jeptha LOVVORN.John

Diana Williams 1/2/97
I am looking for information on Elisha WILLIAMS, who died on 2/12/1850 in Heard/Troup County. He was born on 5/1/1796, and I am trying to locate his parents. Elisha married Mary MARTIN on 10/5/1819 in Putnam County and moved to Troup/Heard County.

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