Heard County Query Archives
Jul. - Dec. 1998

These queries were posted between July and December of 1998. 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.


Allen, Almon, Almon, Alsabrook, Ashley, Ashley, Ashley, Ashley, Barber, Barber, Barbour, Barnes, Barnes, Barrow, Bell, Benefield, Bledsoe, Bowen, Brown, Bruce, Burson, Burson, Burson, Buttrum, Camp, Carmichael, Cassel, Cassell, Cassels, Cassels, Cheek, Cockrell, Cole, Cole, Costley, Cox, Crews, Crews, Crouch, Davis, Davis, Dawson, Douglas, Dunlap, Edwards, Ellenburg, Fincher, Formby, Garner, Garner, Garner, Gentry, Ginn, Gunter, Harcrow, Harris, Haynes, Heard, Hogan, Huffman, Hurston, Hyatt, Jackson, Kitchins,Kolb, Kight, Lambert, Lancaster, Lee, Lipham, Lipham, Martin, Mathews, Maxwell, McDonald, Miller, Mitchell, Moore, Moore, Nelms, Norwood, Palmer, Partridge, Pearce, Pearce, Pitman, Pressnall, Ragsdale, Reynolds, Scoggins, Stafford, Stewart, Street, Tackett, Teal, Teal, Thaxton, Thompson, Thompson, Toney, Towns, Tyree, Vaughn, Waights, Walden, Whatley, White, Williams, Winn,


Linda Denby Thu Dec 31 15:37:01 1998
Searching for any information on the Samuel Grady BLEDSOE born in Alabama. Moved to Heard County where most of his children were bord. He married Mary CARR. Nellie Leelia BLEDSOE married George Marcus DENBY. She was born in Heard County. If you have further information that you can share with our family. It would be greatly appriciated.


Candacae Teal Gravelle Sat Dec 26 09:49:19 1998
Searching for parents of Abram THOMPSON born ca 1820 in GA, married to Martha "Patsy" ADAMS, and had the following children: Phoebe A. born ca 1842, William born ca 1849, Sarah A. E. born ca 1850, James R. Mc born ca 1852, Katharine J. born ca 1855, Joseph born ca 1858, Martha born ca 1861, Sarah and Martha THOMPSON married brothers William ASHLEY and Reuben ASHLEY Jr. Abram THOMPSON was a Civil War soldier who died during the war. Would like to know the name of Martha "Patsy" ADAMS parents and siblings also. Some of these THOMPSON's and ADAM's family are buried in the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetary in Heard County.


JW Baughman Sat Dec 26 08:33:41 1998
At the beginning of the Heard Co GA site there is a picture of the DAVIS cabin, where Heard Co GA was begun. To which DAVIS family did the DAVIS cabin belong?


Bob W. Crouch Fri Dec 25 20:59:57 1998
I am searching for the family ancestors, descendants and siblings of Shadrach, George, Shadrach Jr.,Thomas Prince and Davis Benjamin CROUCH who were in Heard Co., Greene Co., Muscogee Co., Putnam Co. and Troup Counties, Georgia from around 1800 until 1900 plus. I am a descendant of Davis Benjamin. I will appreciate any help I can get. BOB W. CROUCH ---crouch@3lefties.com


Stan Tyree Wed Dec 23 07:38:18 1998
I am interested in any information on the TYREE, DOUGLAS, and JACKSON familys. My Great Grandfather was James Robert TYREE and his wife was Carol Elaine DOUGLAS. Another TYREE that turns up in the 1870 Heard County census is William M. TYREE I believe this might be my Great Great Great Grandfather. My Grandfather was James TYREE. Jim to everyone that knew him. His wife was Laura JACKSON. I will share what I know, and I appreciate any information. Stan Tyree


Marj Sun Dec 13 03:35:54 1998
Seeking family of Seaborn W. WALDEN, born 1829 & his wife Elizabeth A.L.____, born 1839. The family lived in Heard, Carroll and Randolph Co, AL. Children: (1) John Augustus WALDEN, md Harriett Eliza Lee COLE. (2) Judy Elizabeth WALDEN, md ______ (Thomas F.?) MAXWELL. (3) Saphronia E.WALDEN (4) Seaborn Caldonia WALDEN, md John BOWEN. (5) James F. "Fed" WALDEN, md Nancy L. ____ (6) Carrie Nora Augusta WALDEN, md Alexander THOMPSON. (7) Columbus C. "Clint" WALDEN, went to Texas. (8) Kate WALDEN, (May be a daughter??) md Pinckney HALE. ***Thomas F. MAXWELL (born 1850) and wife Elizabeth (born 1856) were in 1900 cencus in Saxon's beat 1, page 1. They had a son James F. MAXWELL (born 1881). Is he the same James Maxwell who was buried (1962) at Bethlehem Campground Church and was his mother Elizabeth Walden? Are there any descendants of James Maxwell in or around the area of Woodland\Graham, AL? Any help will be most appreciated...Thanks


Jack Garner Sun Dec 13 12:59:03 1998
I am interested in location John R. Garner b 1818 in Ga. Married Sarah Elizabeth ? They had 6-8 children:Josiah (Joe) b 1835 Ga., Mary b 1840 Ga., Ann Eliza b 1842 Al., John Thomas b 1846 Tx. Andrew b 1848 Tx., Wylie James (Dock) b 1849 Panola Co., Tx. and 2 others not listed. I understood that John's father came to U.S. with 5 other brother from Ireland. Possibly all children were born in Ga. ? Would appreciate anything and would share what I have.


Nola Ellington Sat Dec 5 08:17:36 1998
Looking for information on Magnolia T. BENEFIELD born 12-08-1887 in Heard County Ga. Father was Robert Randolph BENEFIELD and mother was Lucy T. LEE. Possible the Benefields were cherokee indian.


Larry Yates Fri Dec 4 14:22:46 1998
Looking for information on the parents of John Thomas,William, Moses Leafus ( Mack or M.L.), Martha, Elizabeth, Lelaie and Nollie STREET. The STREET children were born starting in 1870 around Centralhatchee, Heard County Ga. Parents were Mr. ? STREET and Mrs. ? (VAUGHN)STREET. Great grandfather ? STREET was possibly born in Coweta County, Ga. Parents are buried in a small cemetery in a field in Centralhatchee, Ga. Sure could use some help, am getting no where fast trying to find out my grandparents names. Thank you


Karen Dean Tue Dec 1 03:40:16 1998
I am searching for any information on the following people who were my maternal g-grandparents: FINCHER, Allie b: 29Jan1880 Heard Co. GA d:Oct1967 LaGrange, Troup, GA marr: RAGSDALE, Mary Ethel b:27Jan1882 Chambers Co. AL d:Oct1983 LaGrange,Troup, GA. Probable marriage date: 1Apr1900 LaGrange, GA. Additional information: Allie and Ethel met and married while both working at the Lanett Mill, Chambers Co. AL when Ethel was 18. They had 10 or 11 children. Ethel was known around the LaGrange area as "Granny Fincher" during the last 20yrs or so of her life. Anyone with any information, please contact me. Willing to exchange family info on this line. Especially interested in parents of both. Thanks, Karen


Clyde Deavers Mon Nov 23 09:45:18 1998
Looking for death or burial information on William TACKETT, d abt 1856 in Heard Co. leaving wife Charlotte ALSABROOK with children.. Also interested in marriage or history of TACKETT children.


Darroll Chowning Sat Nov 21 22:21:36 1998
Looking for information on: WARREN T. BARNES born abt. 1792. He was in the 1850 Heard Co. Census. What was his wifes name ? Thank You.


jack Olson Sat Nov 21 06:46:47 1998
The COCKRELL and FORMBY families were present in Heard County for the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and they intermarried. Does anyone have info on these families and specifically on Jacob COCKRELL who married Mary BARROW and what happened to their children?


Sam Stewart Thu Nov 19 14:44:48 1998
Hi, I'm looking for information on the STEWART family of Heard Co. GA., Sarah J. STEWART b. 1856, Mary C. STEWART b. 1857, James T. STEWART b. 1858, Alexander STEWART, b. 1858, Alfred W. STEWART b. 1861, Joesph M. STEWART b. 1865, Robert Lee STEWART b. 1866, Walter E. STEWART b. 1868, Anna Eliza STEWART b. 1869, Nina B. STEWART b. 1870, John S. STEWART b. 1873, Willie A. STEWART b. 1875. All were born or grew up or lived out their lives in Heard Co. Any information would be appreciated, Thanks in advance for any consideration, Sam Stewart


Sherry Nelms McBride Fri Nov 6 14:01:29 1998
Looking for information on James NELMS, my grandfather and Mildred Grace (TONEY) NELMS my grandmother. I remember as a child everyone there called her Granny NELMS. I know there are still relatives in the area. But haven't been able to get much information about the family, other than their children and some of their brother's and sister's. Any information would be appreciated.


Jim Meyer Mon Nov 2 10:56:05 1998
Seeking information on descendants and ancestors of Benjamin Franklin HAYNES who married Elizabeth Jane DAWSON. B.F. was born around 1817 in North Carolina and had a brother Fletcher (my ancestor). Their father was Ransom HAYNES. B.F. lived in Heard County around 1850. He and his wife then moved to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.


Candace Gravelle Sun Oct 25 14:46:34 1998
Searching for descendants of Thomas ASHLEY, born ca 1834, married to Elizabeth COX (born ca 1842; they had one child Mary ASHLEY, born ca 1859 in Heard County, GA. Thomas Ashley was a Civil War soldier, enlisting in Co. K. 56th GA Inf. Vol., in Heard County, GA and died July 13, 1862. Elizabeth's mother is thought to be Elizabeth COX , born ca 1810 in NC, (appeared to be a widow in 1860 census and after (Heard County, GA); Elizabeth COX s hows the following children per census records from Heard County, GA: Elizabeth Cox, born ca 1842, Lewis Cox born ca 1845, Mary Cox born ca 1848, David Cox ca 1851. Would like to know where Elizabeth Cox ASHLEY and her daughter Mary Ashley went after 1862 when her husband died. Did she remarry, and did Mary Ashley live to marry and have a family?


Candace Teal Gravelle Sat Oct 17 09:10:52 1998
Does anyone know which library has the old Heard County newspapers on microfilm for the time period 1880 to 1930? I would also like to know if there was more than one newspaper for Heard County, GA other than the News and Banner for that time period? I want to look up newspaper obits for Matilda and Elizabeth ASHLEY who died in October and Dec 1908 in Franklin, Georgia in Heard County, but can't find out where the old newspapers are kept for that time period. I am in Oregon so not familiar with the geneology libraries in GA.


Marie Teal Cook Fri Oct 16 10:12:27 1998
Any information on any of the listed names would be appreciated. Also looking for a copy of Lynda Eller's History of Heard County. I understand it is out of print at present and may soon be out as a reprint but I am hoping someone has a copy they would be willing to sell. Hoping to hear from lots of relatives. Thanks, Marie


bob crouch Wed Oct 14 19:53:34 1998
Looking for info on family of my grandmother Laura Louise (MARTIN) CROUCH, married to Davis Benjamin CROUCH-son of Thomas Prince CROUCH and Lydia Ann WHATLEY. born in Springfield Mo.1875,died in Ok 1955.


Brenda Heard Pollard Tue Oct 13 20:03:49 1998
My great-great-grandfather was Hubbard HEARD who lived in Heard County in the 1840's. Any information relating to him or his family is appreciated.


Marj Thu Oct 8 12:30:09 1998
Seeking descendants of Hiram McDONALD Sr, born ca 1800, lived Jasper, Fayette and Heard Cos, GA. Also looking for descendants of Seaborn J. and Rebecca (KOLB) SCOGGINS. Seaborn born ca 1795-NC. Lived Jackson and Heard Cos, Ga. Any help appreciated...thanks.


JoAnn Cantrell Wed Oct 7 15:42:24 1998
HARCROW and GINN..researching Samuel HARCROW , son of Hugh HARCROW sr., and Alphia GINN- HARCROW , dau. of Jesse GINN. Children included; Jessi B. HARCROW b. ca 1824 GA, Lindsey J. HARCROW b. ca 1826, Thomas M. HARCROW b. ca 1827 married Matilda LIPHAM, Rebecca b. ca 1830 who married Thomas LIPHAM, female b. ca 1831, Lafayette HARCROW b. ca 1832, female b. ca 1833, Wm. Cash HARCROW b. ca 1834, Nancy J. HARCROW b. ca 1836 married James C. MITCHELL, James HARCROW b. ca 1837, and Babi HARCROW b. ca 1838 GA. This family resided in Heard co. GA in 1850. In 1830-40 this family lived in Carroll co. GA. Hugh HARCROW Sr. died in 1846 Randolph co. AL leaving land to heirs.


B. J. Garner Sat Oct 3 12:40:54 1998
Looking for information on Elizabeth PRESSNALL, gg grandmother, wife to J. S. GARNER and lived in Heard County, GA in the 1830s. Also interested in information on J. S. GARNER, gg grandfather. Seeking info on birth dates and locations, wedding date, children, dates and locations at death, given names for J. S. Their son, Luke GARNER, born 1/18/1833 in Heard County, GA; later moved to Blanco County, TX. Any help greatly appreciated. BJG


Donna Carmichael Thu Oct 1 14:55:04 1998
Looking for any information on Isaac Henry PITMAN and Mary R. WAIGHTS who resided in Heard County mid 1800s. Had daughter named Mary Elizabeth, always referred to as "Mollie", born in 1859. Mollie PITMAN married James Hilliard CARMICHAEL in Cherokee County in 1875. Please contact me if you have any information on these people, I have been searching for them for a very long time.


Vera Damron Tue Sep 29 21:01:19 1998
Looking for others researching the family of Daniel BROWN from the Yellowdirt area of Heard Co. This family is mentioned on page 167 of Lynda Eller's Book. I think my husband is descended from his son Samuel, born Aug 14, 1835, Heard Co. GA according to his Civil War pension records. Have more information to share. Samuel BROWN seems to be a common name for this area. Have not been able to find this Samuel on 1860census for GA. He is not listed with his parents on census.


Alice Mon Sep 21 9:47:53 1998
I am searching any information on the HARRIS, COSTLEY, ASHLEY family. My grandparents lived in Heard Co. Henry HARRIS, Reuben ASHLEY, Warrenton COSTLEY. Have some info. on these families.


Cathy Krick Mon Sep 14 18:25:53 1998
I am looking for any information on J O and Melvinia (LAMBERT) HURSTON. I know that they were married in Heard County. They later settled in Carroll Co. I am also looking for any other information on either of these families.


Carol Miller Wed Sep 9 16:11:40 1998
Joshua PALMER, his wife Carolina, and their children were on the Heard Co., census in 1850 and 1860. In 1850, the children listed were Lucinda E., Margaret J., Judge W., Joshua C., Editha C., Jesse G. (or F.), James O. In the same household were President P. Norman and Margaret A. Norman. All children except Jesse were born in South Carolina. Jesse was born in GA. Joshua nnd his wife, Carolina, were both born in South Carolina. They left GA and went to Washington Co., TX. Does anyone know anything about this family? Where did they come from in South Carolina?   Carol Miller Green Valley, AZ


Nelda Crews Mon Sep 7 14:06:12 1998
Looking for ancestors or siblings of Green B. CREWS, b 1823, Heard Co. Ga. married Mary Lou or Mary Ann who was born 1828, son Cicero b 1849, d Nov 3, 1921, in Newell, Randolph Co. Al. married Sarah A. LIPHAM, they moved to Randolph Co. Al. Other children of Green B. were Mary Jane b 1854, Emily b 1855, Emily b 1857, Pierce b 1859. All born in Heard Co. Georgia. Would appreciate any info about this family. nldennis@unicomp.net


Candace Teal Gravelle Mon Sep 7 10:18:44 1998
Searching for the parents of Reuben ASHLEY Sr., born ca 1826 in South Carolina, married to Miverva, with the following known children : William ASHLEY, Phillip Thomas ASHLEY, Reuben ASHLEY Jr., Charlotte (Lottie) ASHLEY, Sarah E. (Sallie) ASHLEY, Elizabeth (Lizzie) ASHLEY, Joseph Washington ASHLEY, Mary ASHLEY. This family lived in Heard County, GA between 1840 and 1880.


B. J. Garner Sat Aug 29 1:52:53 1998
My great grandfather, Luke Garner, was born in Heard County on January 18, 1833. The next record places him in Colorado County, TX in 1867. He is the patriarch of a wide clan of GARNERs in Texas, including my grandfather, James Sampson Garner (born March 1858 - Karnes County, TX). I am interested in any information that might exist on Luke and the Garner family in Heard County in the 1830s through the 1860s, and how Luke came to migrate to Texas. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
B. J. Garner - Charleston, WV


James Jones Tue Aug 26 21:44:44 1998
I am looking for information on Henry and Angelina HUFFMAN who lived there in abt 1850. They were my gggrandparents. They had a daughter named Lucy who married a Reuben CAMP. What was Angelina's maiden name and when did they marry? Where did they live? Where are they buried? I am coming to Heard county this November and I would like to establish that link. Thank you in advance. Jim Jones


STUDE64@aol.com Aug 11, 1998
I am searching for information on the BARBER / BARBOUR family that lived in Heard County in the 1840s and 1850s. My great-great grandmother, Sara Francis BARBER (1858-1916) was married to James Thomas BURSON (1856-1924). Their children were: Jesse, Ella, Ida, Thomas, Martha, Francis, Joseph, James, Ola and Cora. Later they may have moved into the Randolph Co., Al. area. Any additional information on Sara Francis and her parents would be of great help.


Gary Matthews Aug 11, 1998
Looking for any info on William P. ALLEN, s/o Benjamin W. ALLEN.  In Heard Co., 1860 census living next to brother Wade H. ALLEN. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Paul Beauregard July 26, 1998
I am looking for information on the family that is listed in the 1850 Heard County census as Lemuel GUNTER and Rebecca WILLIAMS.  Specifically, I am researching Jesse Lemuel GUNTER, a son of Lemuel and Rebecca GUNTER all of which went to Wood County Texas in the mid-1850's. Any information will be appreciated.
Paul A. Beauregard, 144 Chapel View Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.


Delaney MayoJuly 20, 1998
I am looking For David Franklin PEARCE and Susan Delano ALMON who married in Heard Co., about 1883-4


SEvans50@aol.com July 11, 1998
Looking for Annie Pearl WINN or Annie Pearl PARTRIDGE. One other possibility would be Martha REYNOLDS or Martha WINN. A notation from my husband's grandfather (now deceased) said that either his mother in law or her mother had been a Clerk of the Court for 27 years. Next to that he had a notation for Heard County. Is there a connection?


Pat Scott July 10, 1998
Looking for any information on the family of Phillip and Elizabeth ELLENBURG. They are listed in Heard County in 1850 Census- 51st District. Children were Martha Mary, Lucretia, Frances Elizabeth, L:ucinda, John Thomas and James H. Thanks


Delaney Mayo July 10, 1998
I am looking for my grandmother's uncle Hezekiah ALMON who moved to Heard Co. from SC and died there 1 Feb. 1920. I am trying to find his siblings, one of whom was my great-great grandfather.


Margaret Haynes July 10, 1998
I am researching Walter Jackson DAVIS b. Apr 7, 1879 Heard Co., GA m. Carrie Bettie TOWNS 1901/1902 d. Sep 8,1947 Mobeetie, TX. The parents of Walter Jackson DAVIS , James Monroe DAVIS b. ca 1841 GA and Elizabeth Mary PEARCE b. ca 1842 GA The parents of Carrie Bettie TOWNS ; Reason Augustus TOWNS d. May 4, 1904 and Annie WHITE


Gary Cassell July 3, 1998
I am searching for information on the BURSON family that moved into Heard County in the 1850's. My great-grandfather, Jessie Brooks BURSON (1889-1943), was married to Louvivia MOORE (1879-1960). His father, James Thomas BURSON (1852-1924), was married to Sara Francis BARBER (1858-1916). James' father was Hiram Shaw BURSON (1821-1903). Hiram was married to Jane EDWARDS (1819-1893). He served in "Bell's Batt." during the War of Southern Independence. After the war he became a Baptist clergyman and served the Bethel Baptist Church, on Armstrong Mill Rd., until his death and is buried at that church. I am searching for any information on James Thomas and his father, Hiram. I need the name of Hiram's parents, which I believe will take him back to Jackson County, Georgia. Gary Cassell, 3505 Melrose Ave., Titusville, FL 32780


Gary Cassell July 3, 1998
I am searching for any information on the MOORE family that lived in Heard County in the 1850's and 1860's. My great-grandmother, Louvinia MOORE (1879-1960) was married to Jessie Brooks BURSON (1880-1943). Her father was Judge Hamilton MOORE (1856-1914), her mother was Rebecca BARNES( -1889). Judge also had three other daughters, Georgia Ann MOORE (1879-1950), Molly Moore and Martha MOORE. He had FOUR sons, James MOORE, John MOORE, Robert MOORE and Joseph MOORE. In the early 1900's James and John went to Texas. Judge Hamilton MOORE's father was James Hampton MOORE. Any information on Judge or his parents would be of great help.
Gary Cassell, 3505 Melrose Ave., Titusville, FL 32780


Gary Cassell July 3, 1998
I am searching for information on the MATHEWS family that lived in Heard County in the 1840's and 1850's. My great-great grandmother, Harriett MATHEWS (1831-1905), married Benjamin B. CASSELS (1824-1901). Her sister Sara Jane MATHEWS (1830-1907), married Benjamins brother, Robert CASSELS (1826-1862). Their brother, Henry Jasper MATHEWS (1828-1907), married Benjamins sister Rebecca CASSELS and moved to Texas before the War of Southern Independence. Any additional information on them or their parents would be of great help. Gary Cassell, 3505 Melrose Ave., Titusville, FL 32780 CASSELS/CASSEL/CASSELL

Gary Cassell July 3, 1998
I am searching for any information on the CASSELS family that lived in Heard County in the 1840's and 1850's. Henry CASSELS came to the area in the 1830's and had a farm near the county line. He died in 1842 and is buried in Randolph County. His son, Benjamin B. CASSELS stayed on in Heard County, served in the 56th Reg. during the Southern War of Independence, and moved to Carroll County in the 1870's. I am looking for information on Henry's wife, Charlotte, and on any of his children. Also am looking for any CASSELS, CASSEL, CASSELL descendants who wish to share information.
Gary Cassell, 3505 Melrose Ave., Titusville, FL 32780


Carl Nobles July 3, 1998
I am looking for any information on Samuel COLE, listed in the 1820 Georgia Census in Heard County. Especially, interested in his children and wife's name.


Liz Robertson June 6, 1998
Can you tell me if Elisha GENTRY was a purchaser of land in Heard County during the 1826 and 1827 Land Lottery? If so, do records show his birthplace? Thanks for you help.


Jan Elliott May 16, 1998
Does anyone have date of death for Cynthia (KIGHT) CREWS, first wife of Henry Johnson CREWS? Cynthia's parents were Samuel and Permelia (STAFFORD) KIGHT. All are buried in the Salem United Meth. Church Cemetary. Thanks,

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