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Patsy Seitz - 01/04/99 I recently acquired some info on a Tommey, George E., MAJ, CSA of Floyd County that I would be delighted to share with anyone researching the family.
Alton Tabereaux- 01/04/99 Looking for information on TABEREAUX or TABURIAUX or other information on a group of immergrants that came to Floyd county in 1830-1850 from Belgium.
Karen Rae Kidd Zarcone - 01/11/99 Searching for info on parents/family of John Adam KIDD, born 1876 Rome, Floyd Co, GA, died 1939 Gadsden, Etowah Co, AL. Possibly son of William and Sarah KIDD. He married Anna Marbut , born 23 Jun 1879 in Cave Spring, Floyd, GA. Have some background on Marbuts; having great difficulty connecting John Adam KIDD with any other KIDD family in GA currently being researched. Does any one have anything that might help me?
Pat Dugan - 01/11/99 Searching for info. on Margaret C. SMITH who m. George S. JONES in 1860 in Floyd Co. Also searching for info. on a Nancy SMITH who m. John L. HOLSENBACK in 1865 in Floyd Co. They were members of the Frederick SMITH family who moved to Floyd Co. around 1860 from Talladega Co. AL. Other members of the family are: mother-Nancy; children-Susan, Margaret, Nancy, Martha, John and Matilda. Frederick, mother Nancy and dtr. Susan were all born in GA; rest of children were b. in Talladega Co. AL. Frederick was b. in 1810; mother Nancy b. in 1816; dtr. Susan b. in 1839; dtr. Margaret b. in 1840; dtr. Nancy b. in 1843; dtr. Martha b. in 1847; son John b. in 1847; and dtr. Matilda b. in 1849. Son John is my ggrandfather. Any info. appreciated.
David Hales - 01/11/99 I am trying to find any info. about my great grandfather. He was born in floyd co. and is buried there. His name was John Oliver Hales, he was born from the mid to late 1880's some of his childrens names were, Essie, Clora, Nanny, Robert, and my grandfather, William Martin Hales. I think my grandfather was born about 1900 in Rome?
Jim Maddox - 01/11/99 I am trying to locate the burial site of John A. Aiken who represented Washington County Tennessee, House 17th General Assembly, 1827-1829; & Senate 23rd General Assembly, 1839-41. Related to Gammons prominent post war citizens mentioned in Floyd county history. According to local obituaries he died January 20, 1871, and is buried with his wife Caroline,in Myrtle Hill cemetary. Aiken was an important man here in Washington County and was part of the Confederate exodus from East Tennessee that settled in your area during Reconstruction. His son was commanding officer of the 63rd Tennessee and was killed at Drury's Bluff, Virginia in May, 1864. I am compiling a roster of Civil War veterans from Washington County and am trying to make the information as complete as possible.
Bobbie - 01/18/99 Seeking information on LAKE family that lived in or near Rhome, Ga. before & during the Civil War. Had son, James or Jim.
John Hennon - 01/18/99 I would like to correspond with anyone researching the HENNON family of Floyd County.
Larry Roberts - 01/25/99 Searching for info on Cooper B. ROBERTS and/or his son William Jackson ROBERTS. Cooper B. ROBERTS married Permelia PHILLIPS in 1828. William Jackson ROBERTS was in Civil War, in Company F, 8th Battalion, Georgia Infantry. Who were the parents and siblings of Cooper B. ROBERTS?
Roberta Linder - 01/25/99 Searching for the family of a Linder man who married a young woman named Angie. They married around 1860 and had several children. Bowden, Horace, Floy, Bowrin and Viva. I located them on the 1860 census in Rome, Ga. but have been unable to locate them in 1870 or 1860 but according to some Linder family documents they were in Floyd Co. Ga. May have been close to a family named Osburn (uncertain of spellng).
Holly R. Zane- 01/25/99 I am trying to locate the family history of a friend/co-worker: Sallie A. Cobb (who later changed her name to Cleo Ruth Cobb) married Walter C. Snodgrass Sallie was the daughter of Wilson H. Cobb(b.1842, Rome, Floyd co, GA., d.1908 in OK) and Martha Ellen Taylor. Martha Ellen Taylor was reportedly 1/2 Native AmericanWould you have any information about this family?
Colleen Musulin - 01/25/99 My ggg grandfather died in Rome GA at the Polk Hospital on Dec. 31, 1863. He was Pvt.Giles F. Mayfield and was 50 yrs. old. Giles served in the GA State Guards in F Co 8th Reg.He enlisted from Alpharetta GA the Aug. before. I really want to find out what Giles died from and most of all what was the cause of his death. Can you point me in the right direction? No one has ever heard of the Polk Hospital! I have really been searching.
Shirley Brown - 01/25/99 I am looking for descendants and ancestors of John GUFFIN or other GUFFIN family members. John was in the 1860 census in Polk Co.. GA. His son John H. L. (Henry) GUFFIN my ggrandfather enlisted for Confederate Service in Floyd County. I believe that other family lived in Floyd county. Any information would be great.
Harold Young - 02/01/99 Looking for information on John Henry TOWERS, born in Rome, GA 30 Jan. 1885. Died in Saint Albans, NY 30 Apr. 1955. Was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. Was Naval Aviator #3. Planned and flew the first trans- Atlantic air crossing. Trying to determine his lineage.
Tracy - 02/01/99 Tracy (surname REAGIN) I am seeking a R.C. and Sarah Reagin who were probably in or near Rome GA around 1812 when it was still Cherokee land. R.C. b.1788 NC, d.9-20-1848, Rome, GA. Sarah b. 1792 Rome, d. 5-26-1879 Rome. They had a son born 1-2-1814 near Rome, GA. His name was Robert L. Reagin and he later marries in Newton Co and moves to Cobb Co. Any infor would be great! I am hoping to find where they are buried.
Paul Mccraw - 02/01/99 I am attempting to locate my Great Grand-fathers and his ancesters. He is burried in the Hopewell Cemetary at Cohutta, Ga. Sources say that he came to Whitfield Co. from Sevier County Tn. about 1908-1912. Think his wife's name was Sarah? They had Several Children, Some of them were Rachel who married Henry Emmerson(moved to whitfield from Sevier Co, also a son named Walter who married Maggie, A daugher named Margaret who married a Sutton and a daugher Ann Lee who married Robert Shults. I am assuming all these marriages took place in Sevier Co. Tn. There were probably other children that I don't know about. I think most of this family lived around Cohutta most of their adult life. My Grandmother was the Ann Lee Shults....If you can give me any information on this family I would appreciate it.
Joan Huot - 02/01/99 TATE - Seeking any information the Mary TATE and family found in the 1850 Rome, Floyd County census as follows: Mary (?) TATE , b.NC, age 42 and children: John TATE, b. NC- age 23; Zachariah TATE , b. GA- age 16; Charles W. TATE, b. GA- age 14; Mary G. TATE, b. GA- age 12; Frances E. TATE, b. GA - age 8; Metilda J. TATE, b. GA- age 6; Georgia Ann TATE, b. GA-age 4; James B. TATE , b. GA -age 2. Mr TATE .Must have died between 1847 and 1850. Mary, John, Zach, Mary G. Metilda, Georgia - all appear in Cherokee Co. AL in the 1860 census. What happend to Mr. TATE, Charles W, and James B? Any clues welcome.
Tom Bate - 02/01/99 I am looking for a William R. Wilson born 1845 Married a Mary Jane Regan who was born 1851 They had a girl name Mary born 1870 around Rome Ga. The Wilsons suppose to be of Cherokee blood and maybe The Regans also who came from around Ringgold Ga. They came from Rome to Cherokee Co. Alain the middle 1870.
JERRY WEBB - 02/08/99 I am looking for information on Thomas Middleton born 1846 in Ga. He married Temfer Ada born 1853/4 in Ala. location unknown. 1870 Census Floyd Co. Cave Spring shows his age at 24. Any information on his father and mother is desired. Any information on Temfer Ada what is her maiden name. Also looking for Archer/Archie Webb he died in Floyd Co. where is he buried his father was also Archer/Archie Webb from Rabun Co. Ga.
Dora Linton Aldridge - 02/08/99 Researching Emerson line gggrandmother Mary A Walker Emerson, parents? date of birth? Her second husband was John Emerson, brother of her first husband (our lines gggrandfather ). Anything would be greatly appreciated.
Dorthy Grigsby - 02/08/99 I am researching the surname 'NEAL'. I know my grandmother, Fannie B. Neal moved to Cave Springs Ga. with 2 daughters. She was said to have come from a town neat Macon. I don't know if she was married at the time but i know that she was married tp Will or Willie Neal. They both lived anddied in Cave Springs, I don't know what year he died but she died in the early to mid 60's. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Missy Mayne - 02/15/99 I am looking for information on my g-g grandparents, Silas B. SHARP/E and Rilla PIPER. Silas is on the 1860 Cherokee Co. AL census, 9 years old with E.A. Brooks, female, age 54 and several other Sharps age 20 down to 5. The next time I find him, he is listed in the 1895-96 Rome City Directory. Silas and Rilla had the following children: Kelly A (Culey), Wade Hampson, Willie C, Lena, Leila, and Alice all born 1885 to 1899 in Georgia. I have no other info on Rilla PIPER.
Bobbi Keenan - 02/15/99 I am searching for relatives of A. W. CALDWELL. A. W. lived in Floyd Co. from at least 1860 to 1900 according to the census records. GARLAND CALDWELL, A.W.'s father lived in Hall Co. before moving in with A.W. in his later years. In 1900, there is also listed a Sallie NEAL and a Julia M. living with A.W. Would appreciate any help from someone working on these lines and am willing to share what information I have.
SHIRLEY L WOODWARD - 02/15/99 I am looking for someone Who can research for me in Floyd Co. I recently was given family data that said William Pruett died in Floyd Co. 1864/5. Expect he was a Civil war soldier. He was born 24 Nov.1814 SC. Wife was Phebe (possibly Johnson as a Jane Johnson b. 1794 SC was living with them in 1850)m born 4 Sept 1812 SC. There seems to be a connection with Pilgrim family that settled Rome, GA pre Civil war. William and Phebe were married ca 1840 probably in GA but went to Cherokee Co. Ala. by 1842 (birth of 1st child in Ala.) Were in 1850 & 1860 census of Cherokee Co., Ala. In 1870 Phebe, a widow, was in Rome, GA with children. By 1880 she and family and the Pilgrim family all moved to Stone Co., Ark. I am looking for William's death date and cemetery of buriel, was he a Civil War Soldier? Then need Phebe's maiden name. Possibly a marriage date for William & Phebe. Searches in past in Ala., SC, NC, & VA have not turned up parents for William Pruett. Hopefully search in GA will. Please let me know who to write (or E-mail) for this search and cost of this research.
Roy Dawson - 02/15/99 DAWSON, Roy Fenton b.1876 Floyd County, GA. d. 1948 Walla Walla, WA. Served in Army 2nd GA. Inf. 1898. Had one Son William Verne DAWSON b. 1900 Walnut Grove, AL. Parents were Ratliff B. DAWSON and Mary DERRELL of GA. May have been married before but last known wife was Addie KING. Looking for any information that will help me to track my lineage or fine any known living relatives.
Susan Strickland - 02/22/99 I am looking for information about my great-great grandfather Benjamin R. Elliott, he married his second wife Lou Flood in 1896 and later moved to Rome area. He had a son named Sam who died in the late seventies and a son named Robert, who was a preacher. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it.
Allen - 03/01/99 I am searching for any and all info on William Archie McDonald or his parents and ancestors. Bill was b. 8/18/1870 in Bartow Co.GA, d. 8/27/1921 in Rome, GA. , m. Cora Levinia Brock who was b. 3/22/1872 in Bartow Co. also but in Stilesboro. Cora d. 6/10/1957 in Milledgeville, GA. Since Bill died before her, Cora moved into Rome with her children and ran a boarding house for a living. Her parents had owned a general store on the New Harley (Euharlee) River and operated a ferry across the river. Bill had only one brother that I have identified so far and his name was Ruffen (Ruffin) Winfield McDonald. He was b. 2/14/1882 in Polk Co., GA. He d. about 1945 in El Paso, TX. He married Istalena Cox who was b. 3/2/1885 in Polk Co., GA also and d. about 1973 in California. They were married 8/30/1903 in Georgia. They had the following children: Frederick Jackson and Paul Willard McDonald. Bill and Cora had 10 children, they were married in Taylorsville, GA. 1) Zack Hargrove was their oldest, and my granddad, b. 10/9/1893 in Bartow Co., GA, d. 8/17/1973 in Milledgeville, , GA, m. Nobbie Jennings on 12/10/1914 in Rock Run, AL and m. Evangeline "Evie" Reeves on 4/8/1921 in Floyd Co., GA; 2) Sallie Mae was b. 9/5/1895 in Polk Co., GA, m. Elijah C. "Lyshee" Roberts in Atlanta or surrounding area ; 3) Fannie Lou was b. 11/11/1898 in Polk Co., d. 2/21/1893 in Spring Garden, AL, m. Walter Burl McFry, Sr. on 12/8/1915 in Polk Co., GA; 4) Carl Ruffen was b. 4/2/1901 in Etna, GA, d. 9/29/1983 in Attalah, AL, m. Lois Pearline Waddell on 12/24/1918 in Cedartown, GA; 5) Charles Franklin was b. 9/19/1904 in Floyd Co., GA and d. 10/14/1904 in same county; 6) William Archie, Jr. was b. 8/10/1905 in Cedartown, GA, d. 1/19/1980 in Warm Springs, GA; m. Katherine Elizabeth Curry on 4/30/1926 in Cave Springs, GA; 7) Hattie Belle was b. 8/14/1907 in Cave Springs, GA, d. 8/26/1991 in Austell, GA, m. John Locklear in Austell, GA; 8) Mittie Aileen was b. 9/20/1909 in Rome, GA; d. 3/19/1993 in Rome, GA; m. O. Clayton "Ronnie" McCord in Rome, GA; 9) Sinclair Allen was b. 1/3/1913 in AL, d. 2/5/1932 in Cave Springs, GA, never married; 10) Nellie Cora was b. 2/26/1914 in Floyd Co., GA; d. 5/16/1917 in Floyd Co., GA, 3 yrs. old at death.
Rebecca Merritt - 03/01/99 I am researching my husband's family. His grandfather was Fleming MERRITT b: 26 Oct 1871 married Sally KENDRICK b: 29 Jan 1870 and had 8 children. Delia Annie MERRITT remembers that she came from Floyd County in a covered wagon to Dekalb County when she was 5 years old. That would have been about 1897 or 98.
Marie S. Austin-Tyrone - 03/01/99 I would like to have someone research my great-grandmother, Mary E. Hodges, if possible. My grandfather's death certificate lists her as being born in Rome, Ga. The 1880 Tn. census indicates a daughter (Estell,9) was born in Ga. It also lists my g-g-mother as being 30, making her year of birth 1849-50. She married Samuel W. Duncan, born in Johnstown, Pa. in 1846-47. His age in the 1880 census is listed as 34. They probably are listed on the 1870 Ga. census, assuming they married before the census was taken that year. My real objective is to find out who her parents were.
DORIS LORD - 03/08/99 Seeking info, on "Jimmy Garrison"---He Was Born in "Habersham Co, Ga". On The 04-13-1930. And He Died in "Floyd Co, Ga". On The 10-06-1968,--Jimmy Was The Son Of "Marion Carl Garrison" And His Wife "Ruby Allen Garrison", The Names Of "Jimmy Garrison 's" Children Were "Donnie", "Peggy", AND "Kimberly Garrison"
Krista Gatlin - 03/08/99 I am seeking information about my great grandfather's family. His name was William David Newman. I know he was on the 1900 census for Floyd County. I believe he was from Cave Springs because of a postcard I found addressed to his cousin, Honorable J.R. Hampton. I would appreciate any information on the Newman family. William David was born in 1876 somewhere in Georgia. His father's name was James and his mother's name was Julia.
Carol Rooks Johnson - 03/15/99 I am seeking information on John ROOKS, born about 1786 or 87. I have been told that the archives in Rome, GA show where John "legitimized and young female in sometime in the 1820s. Her name may have been Louisa but I am not sure about this. If anyone researching those archives runs across this bit of documentation, would you be kind enough to copy it down and send it to me. It may be that this record is located in the records of illegitimate persons, but I don't know that for sure. John is my gg grandfather and little is known about him before he was around 50 years of age. There are land records for him in Putnam, Butts, & Monroe Counties in the 20s, 30, and so on. I cannot determine if he was married before 1842 when he married Julian Buckner Wheeler, (20 yrs his junior) in Monroe Co. She is my gg grandmother.
Carol Lynds - 03/15/99 Looking for info on Noonan Tolbert HAYES (b: 1829) and wife, Tabitha TURNER (b:1831). Children were Jimmy, Tincie, Didamy Rebecca, Eunice, Colonel Barney, Charles and Carl. Looking for parents of both Noonan and Tabitha. Tabitha had nephews, Virgil and Harvey. Family migrated to Jackson Co, AL, maybe in the 1870s. Any info would be appreciated.
Joseph T. Nipper - 03/22/99 HARRIET MCLEOD, b. 31 Dec 1887 in Rome Ga. & d. 12 Jan 1956 in Macon Ga. She had sisters, RUTH MAE MCLEOD, b. 30 Apr 1881, m. SIDNEY JOHNSTON, and the 2nd sister m. ARTHUR TAYLOR. HARRIET m. EMMETT EUGENE WEST Sr. on 26 Oct 1904 in Macon Ga. Searching for parents, additional ancestors, and any additional information.
David Carpenter - 03/22/99 I am looking for a family of Cranes that lived in Rome, GA from the 1890s through the mid 1910s. The patriarch was a Joseph Crane. He had 2 wives. I do not know either's name. He had (at least) 5 sons and a daughter by the first wife, and 1 son by the second. The youngest son by the first wife was William Lee (born 4/27/1893), who married Ella McGee, whom I assume is also from Rome. One of the sons was named Orion (pronounce Orrin). William Lee was my wife's grandfather. That is about all I know. I am looking for more information.
Sherry Osburn - 03/29/99 Searching for information on the family of John B. CORNELIUS, b. abt 1830 in GA, son of William and Rebecca CORNELIUS. William is found on the 1830 census in DeKalb County, GA; disappears for the 1840; is found on the 1850 census in Cherokee County, AL with wife, son John and daughter Sarah. William has died by 1860 but Rebecca and Sarah are in the same household and John B. has married, still in Cherokee County, AL. The 1870 Floyd County, GA census find John B., wife Lucinda with these children: William O. (15); Sarah R.(12); Mary E. (11); Thomas L. (9); Marcus M. (4) and his mother Rebecca, age 72 is also in the household. Did John have a brother named Benjamin A.? Benjamin is on the 1840/50 census in Cobb County, GA and is also in Cherokee Co. AL by 1860. He had a son named William, b. abt 1842, is the William S. Cornelius found on 1870 Floyd County,with occupation of "watchman on boat" his son? Will share and exchange information.
Dan Power - 03/29/99 LEWIS CRAFT HARVEY b. 4 Oct 1799 d. 1 Feb 1864, Floyd Co., GA buried in Sardis Pres. Cem Floyd Co., GA m. Elizabeth Irwin b. 29 Oct 1801 Mechlenburg Co., NC, d. 18 Jul 1862 NC Dist, Floyd Co., GA. Ch. Mary L. Harvey m.b.1826 NC Noalin Poovy, Joheph H. Harvey b.1828 NC, John T. Harvey b.1829 NC, Alexander Irvin Harvey b.1830 NC, Sarah Harvey b.1833 NC, Prudence Harvey, Frank Harvey b. 1837 NC, Miles Harvey b.1838 NC, Martha Harvey b.1841 NC, William H. Harvey b. 1847 Surnames: Hardin, Christopher, White, Sharp, Duvall, Hill, Self, Wood.
Dan Power - 03/29/99 WILLIAM N BUCHANAN b. 11 Sep 1826 SC d. 25 Nov 1890 Rome, Floyd Co., GA M. first Permelia b. 1834 SC ch. Winslow Buchanan b. 1851, Mary A. Buchanan b. 1854 Floyd co., GA, William N. Buchanan b. 1855 Floyd Co., GA, John G. Buchanan b. 1857 Floyd Co., GA, Martha A. Buchanan b. 1858 Floyd Co., GA, Miriam Almina Buchanan b. 29 Sep 1859 Floyd co., GA, d 5 Jun 1931 Rome, Floyd co., GA, George T. Buchanan b. 1861 Floyd co., GA, Jasper S. Buchanan b. 1863 Floyd Co., GA. Married second Mary Ann (Polly) Wynn 23 Jan 1867 Floyd Co., GA ch. Madorah Buchanan b 1868, Wade P. Buchanan b. 2 mar 1872, James Alexander Buchanan b. 3 Jul 1874, Theodore Shaw Buchanan b. 25 Aug 1877. Surnames Hord (Horn), Ross, Hill, Young, Calloway, Berryhhill, Shaw, Winn Wynn, Garrett, Matthews, Mobley, Davis, Ledford.
Judy Shaw Thomason - 03/29/99 Interested in information on genealogy of "Bagwell" I am a decendant. Also looking for any information on Kinnie Lamar Shaw b.1885 d. 1973 married Della Beatrice Hanson b. 1888 d. 1987Henry Vince Shaw b. 1863 d 1945 married Mary Matilda Wilson b. 1868 d. 1935 I think they all lived in Cave Spring, Georgia.
Jerry Carr - 04/05/99 SISSON is the name I'm looking for. Any information on MANUEL JONATHAN SISSON born Sept. 2, 1894 in Rome GA. will be appreciated. We think his father was named William, but are not sure. His Father died when Manuel was 8 and his mother died when he was 16 we are told. Manuel also is believed to have had 2 sisters. Manuel later moved to Oklahoma and married a Lilly Reece Sisson in 1921.
Emma Reinwand Crowder - 04/05/99 JAMES W. ECHOLS AND ELIZABETH re Formby. I believe I have traced my ancesters to Floyd County in 1860-leaving for AR around 1868/1869. 4 children born in GA, Virginia;James;Lula;Martha. They first lived in Franklin Cty,AR, moving to Crawford Cty between 1871-1880. Daughter Lula married Jonas G. Morrell of IN. James born GA ab.1837, Elizabeth ab.1841. Believe James W. and Elizabeth to be my ggggparents.
Frank Kroh - 04/05/99 I am looking for information on William Norris KELLEY, who enlisted in 1862 in Floyd county for Co. A, 4th Georgia Cav. He married Jane S. HENDRIX (who was born 20 June 1850 in Forsyth county to William HENDRIX), perhaps in Chatooga county, 11 July 1867. In the 1880s they moved to Anniston, AL, where he was a machinist in the pipe factories. Any information on him and his parents would be appreciated.
ANN SALMON - 04/05/99 Seeking info on Charles Robert SALMON and wife Sara Elizabeth BROWNING m. 1881. Charles died 5-1-1931 in Rome, Floyd Co. He was also married to a Sara E. BRYANT. They had a child named Henry Edward SALMON. Children of Charles and Elizabeth: Edward Washington SALMON b. 1884; William Isaac M. SALMON b. 1889; Annie Ethel Irene SALMON b. 1890; Maude Frances Jeretta SALMON b. 1893; John L. McKinley SALMON b. 1897 and Millard Trammel SALMON b. 1899, all these children were born in Rome, Floyd Co. GA. I would like to know the ancesters of Charles and Elizabeth. Will share my info on their descendants.
Lyla - 04/05/99 I am trying desperately to find relatives of my fathers side of the family. His name was Carl E. Kinney. His father Preston, was born in Washington . My great- grandfather was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, in the late 1800s, and was named William Garfield Kinney. He married Gracie Irene Jones, and they had a total of 3 children, Hearald, Orville, and Preston. Do you have any information that may help me trace our roots back further? It has also been shown that we are related to the Starrs of Oklahoma, and the Golsdbys. My grandfather, Preston, married Cora E. Goldsby.
Judy Thomason Harvey - 04/05/99 Kinnie Lamar Shaw b Aug 7, 1885 Alabama d Jan 20, 1987 m Della Beatrice Hanson b Nov 14, 1888 Floyd County, GA d. Jan 20, 1987 Married Dec 24, 1905 Children: Arthur Martin Shaw b Oct 9, 1906 m Odessa Francis b April 21, 1911 d Dec 6, 1998, Thomas Owen Shaw b. Jan 1, 1909 d. Jan 27, 1909, MaryLou b. Dec 26, 1914 married Alex Hopper, Harvey B. b.Apr 27, 1920 Married Mary James. I am the daughter of Arthur. My father is 93 years old still lives in a large house that he keeps up since my mothers death in December. Does all the yard work on almost an acre. Excellent health. I spent many, many summers with my grandparents in Georgia. Wonderful people, I have lots of pictures and stories. My great grandmother was great. (Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Wood. She spit tobacca and as a yound child that just was really great to me. She would sit in her rocking chair and do needle work and spit. Had the long dress and wore an apron with a pocket in it where she always kept her scissors and knife. She would sneek out to the fig tree in the back of the house. She loved figs and was not suppose to eat them. At the dinner table which was huge she would always eat the chicken wings. I could never figure out why they were not any good.....she always said that was the sweetest meat, now look , she was a woman ahead of her time, now every one likes chicken wings! My grandfather was a farmer (Kinnie) He got cancer of the tongue from holding a pipe and cigars in his mouth so much. When he got sick my dad (Arthur) suggested that since he could not farm because of his health why not open up a beer tavern on the property. They lived on the Georgia/Alabama line. Alabama was dry and since the farm was just over the line they became rich people. Money at the limit in many banks. They got kicked out of the church for selling beer. Later they gave so much money to the church they were welcomed back in. I remember going and having so much fun at the tavern (I swear, just made of signs almost) my grandmother Della would make pickled eggs, etc. Every Easter I have to make pickled eggs just to remember that old tavern by.My grandmother (Della) lived to be 99. My grandfather Kinnie lived into his late 80's and never died of cancer, just old age. Many of the family members belong and were buried in Rebaboth Church Cemetary. The men were all Masons. My grandfather Kinnie was a 50 year masonic mason. All of his boys are masons. I have many pictures if you are interested. Let me know your address and I will send you some. I need help with Bagwells....a lot....I stop at Thomas Rhalls Hanson who married Mourning Christine Bagwell. I'm really just hit and miss from that time on. I could use any information you can give me. Wasen't Mourning Bagwell an Indian? Have you ever been able to prove it? I was working on the Cherokee Roots for so long that I almost gave up. I have some interesting papers on Kate Bagwell you might be interested in. I think she is part of the family. I also have lots of information on Henry Vince Shaw and Mary Matilda Wilson children and such.
Dexter Glenn - 04/12/99 I am searching for a family that appeared on the 1870 Floyd County, Georgia, federal census, City of Rome. Spencer F. Smith, age 43, merchant, and his wife, Eleanor, age 40, his sister-in-law, Margaret Glenn, age 30, and 4 children: James A., Noah F., Charles W., and a 5-year old daughter whose name I cannot discern from the handwriting of the census taker. Eleanor Glenn Smith was an older sister of my great, great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Glenn. Does anyone out there know where this family settled? Did they stay in Rome/Floyd County? Are any of these people buried in Floyd County. If anyone has any information that can help me in my search, please let me know. I would be most grateful.
Ken Cook - 04/12/99 COOK, Richard L, b 23 July 1829, d 30 Aug 1903 m. Martha Ann Geesling Jan 31, 1850 12 children: Marion Linton, Elisabeth Duggan, Jessie Joyce, Richard Louis, Martha Ann, Georgia Ann Augusta, Beauliar Tyrloliar, Joseph Lee, Henry Lawrence, Thomas Lonzo, Oscar Lafayette, Fanny Olive. Richard and Martha Ann appear in the Warren County, GA Census for 1850 and 1860. I know he moved to Boston GA after the civil war, but I have no information on his place of birth or siblings or parents. He worked for Georgia Southern Railway during the late 19th century. Maybe he came from Floyd county?
Paul A. Carter - 04/12/99 I would like to add a query to your Floyd County. I didn't see how to do it on your web page so I am sending this email. My query isI am looking for information on the family of Mary BISHOP (born October 18, 1864, GA) who married James "Jim" CARTER (born GA). Their oldest child, Josephine Francis CARTER was born in Rome, Floyd Co, GA on June 17, 1892. The family moved to Murphy, Cherokee Co, NC by the 1900 US Census. Jim CARTER supposedly died about 1904. Mary remaried Harvey THOMAS about 1908 and the family moved to SC. Any information would be appreciated.
Pat Davis - 04/12/99 LANGSTON/FAQUA(FUQUA?) Seeking information on Jim Langston who m. (?) Margurite Faqua probably in Rome area. Daughter Augusta (Gussie) Faqua b. 1 June 1884. Gussie m. Squire Gibson March 6, 1914. Gussie was supposedly Indian. She also used all three names at different times, Langston, Faqua & Gibson.
Cecilia Thompson - 01/19/99 I am looking for family information regarding METCALFE, CUZZORT, MATHEWS, MANDERSON, COLBERT in and around Floyd Co., Ga. My g-grandparents were Walter Metcalfe and Mary Frances Cuzzort Metcalfe, who lived in Cave Springs, Ga and surrounding area. They are buried in Cave Springs Cemetery, Cave Springs, GA. Walter born 6/5/1879, died 5/22/1951; Mary Frances born 4/17/1872, died 11/25/1946. He was a carpenter and she was a seamstress. They had two daughters, Gertrude, who married Cannon Mathews, and Louise, who married Eulas Wilson. Louise and Eulas Wilson owned and operated a grocery store in Cave Springs, Ga for many years. The Mandersons and Colberts may or may not have been from the Floyd Co., Ga. area.
Marshel Roy Cunningham - 04/19/99 Seeking descendents/researchers of William L PRENTICE who moved from Shelby County Alabama late 1860s. The Shelby County Alabama paper in 1872 says William L Prentice "has been elected Marshal of Rome, Georgia." I descend from his people who remained in Shelby County. I know he had daughters Mary J born 1841, Martha born 1845, and Rhoda born 1850 but dont know if they went with him and dont know names of his other children. Any information on William L ( probably Lovelady for his grandfather William Lovelady) Prentice appreciated! William L Prentice born about 1812 was son of John Prentice ( 3 Oct 1772- 26 Oct 1854) and Rhoda Lovelady ( 21 Feb 1786-23 Sept 1855) I descend from John Prentice's sister Hannah Prentice (Mrs. Rev. Dr. Joshua West).
Kathy Barnes - 04/19/99 I am looking for information on this family. Joseph McConnell Watts b 1817 married to Mary C Winn b 1846 on Dec 06, 1838 Floyd, GA. Joseph parents Hope Hull Watts and Mary Polly McConnell. Mary parents Glennboth Winn and Margaret.
I'm interested in Obediah Barker, probate or will after 1870. His family was on 1870 Floyd County Census.

Pat Bodine
1846 A Highway 80
San Marcos, TX

(I don't have e-mail; please send me any info you might have at the above address. I will gladly reimburse you for postage).

Floy Brent - 04/19/99 My gr grandmother Sarah Ann BECK b. 1832 in Rome, GA. Sister Minerva BECK also b. in Rome, GA. Father was Jeffrey BECK b. 1810 in SC and Sarah F. Unknown surname b 1810-1812 in GA. Sarah was full blood Cherokee Indian. I need to find surname for Sarah and all the info on this family I can find. I have been unable to determine who the parents of Jeffrey BECK are. Any help at all MOST appreciated.
Margaret Martin - 04/26/99 Searching for information on Moses Thomas MARTIN, born 1880 in TN, married to Susan ANDERSON, born 1881 in TN. This couple raised a family in Floyd County. Interested in both their ancestors and descendants.
Patricia J. Holly - 04/26/99 I am searching for information on a Floyd resident named Dave Puryear. I used to correspond with him several years back but am sure he has deceased. I would appreciate information regarding his parents, grandparents, etc His grandmother was a sister to my ggrandfather John Wesley Clark. I am now doing genealogy work and need to make contact with some of his family. Can you suggest how I can read his obit to maybe get some info.
Krista Gatlin - 05/03/99 I am seeking information about my ancestors, James Henry Newman and his wife, Elizabeth Beggs. They appeared on the 1870 and 1880 Floyd County Census records. Please contact me with any information.
Penny F. King - 05/03/99 Seeking information on James or John Berryman Foster who was in Floyd Co. about 1850. Daughter were Mollie Elizaberth Foster b. 1859 and Sarah Drucilla Foster b. 1857. James Berryman Foster was married to Sarah Caroline White 8-3-1856 in Summerville, Ga.
Billy and Ann Lingerfelt - 05/03/99 Searching for Thomas Clinton, Wylie Clinton or George Clinton that were in Floyd County in the 1920 census. Their parents are James Samuel Clinton and Charlotta Weatherford(Weatherby??) and they all were born in Paulding County, GA. Each one of them married a Duke. Any Information will be greatly appreciated.
Peige Payne - 05/03/99 I am searching for information on Andrew Jackson and Amanda Williams Denson. Andrew was born March 31, 1842 and died September 11, 1912. Amanda died September 12, 1922. They are buried in the Lindale Cemetery in Floyd County. There children were Lee, Molly, Nicie, Sally, Samuel Andrew and Arthur. My line is through Samuel Andrew. If you could give my any information on any of these people, I would really appreciate it.
Jan E Wilson - 05/10/99 William Miller b. 1780-90 in South Carolina. Came with wife and sons to Cherokee, AL. Have never found William in a census. Sons Robert...b. 1812...Porter...b.1816....Samuel b. 1822/23 in South Carolina. In 1850 census of Cerrokee Co., AL Samuel lived in 26th District and closest PO was Alpine Ga. Family #126. Married Malinda Lucinda Jane Clements...Clemmons 1849 Cherokee co., AL. I understand the families went to Georgia as it was the closest large town. Check my webpage at: http:www.ultimatefamilytree.com/UFT/WebPages/jansfam/ JANSFAM/index.htm Millers are listed. Will share.
Ann Lingerfelt - 05/17/99 Searching for information on SIMON WILEY CLINTON, son of JAMES SAMUEL CLINTON and CHARLOTTA WEATHERFORD(WEATHERBY) born around 1863 in PAULDING COUNTY, GEORGIA, that married CASEY B DUKE, daughter of WILEY DUKE and NANCY????. SIMON WILEY CLINTON is on the 1920 FLOYD COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS.Their children are SAVANNAH, JAMES, DAVID, MERVIN(MERRICK).
>Sara Bridges - 05/17/99 I am searching for FIGURES NEWSOM, he was married to a Cherokee Indian ( name unknown). He had a son named Seaborn who said he was born in 1816 in Floyd Co., near Rome. Any information would be appreciated.
Philip Garnier - 05/24/99 Maude Jane Hannah from somewhere in Floyd County. She was born in the area in the late 1800s, had a sister named Alice, and they were both married, sequentially to a man named Alexander Duvall. Maude and Alexander moved first to Texas and then to New Orleans, were later themselves divorced. She died in New Orleans in the 40s or 50s, he died, in 1933 in Mississippi. Maude and Alexander were the parents of two boys, one of which Patrick Eugene Duvall (born Glenn Duvall) was my grandfather and born in Sherman, Texas. If this piques anyone's interest and you can help me, I will fill you in with more as I get it from my aunt.
Laura Brown - 05/24/99 Im currently researching the RICHEY/LINDSEY line. I have Simpson Archie RICHEY marries Mary Elizabeth LINDSEY (b. May 10, 1854, d. June 29, 1938) Elizabeth was born in Floyd county, GA. to Jeremiah (Jerry) LINDSEY (b. 1823 Spartanburg, SC.,d. 1858 Floyd Co. GA) and Jane WHITE (b. 1830 Spartanburg, SC,d. 1858 Floyd Co. GA) Both of Elizabeths parents died on the same day. Jeremiah fell from a 3-story mill he was building and died and Jane died during childbirth along with her newborn the same day(possibly from the shock of it all.) She was only 4 years old at there passing. From what I gather so far ELizabeth was taken in by a family to raise. And just recently discovered it may be a family by the name of ECHOLS. I would love to find out more about this family that took her in, more about the accident that took fathers life and any thing else that might be of interest. Elizabeth is buried in Florence, AL in the FLorence Cemetery. I have more info on her and some pictures too.
John A. Pringle - 05/30/99 I am searching for information on the Wilson family in Floyd County. Jesse (sometimes spelled Jessie) Marion Wilson was born 9 Sep 1900 In Rome. Father was Michael Gray Wilson, farmer, born in Rome approximately 1860. Mother was Georgia Ann Viola Leming Wilson, born in Rome approximately 1868. Jessie had five older brothers and sisters, including sister Minnie who later married a Mr. Mount and brother James P. Wilson. Jesse married Twila Rohrback and ended up in Anderson, Indiana after military service from 1920 through at least 1927. I have found three Wilsons - James, Jack and Samuel - from Floyd County who were in the Civil War. Any of those Wilsons would be about the right age to be Michael Gray Wilson's father, but I have nothing besides speculation to make that connection. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
Gail Alexander - 06/07/99 I am looking for information on my grandfather's family. My grandfather was Ernest Clifford Johnson. His father was William D. Johnson, born Jan. l867. William died April 10, 1909, in Floyd County. He was married 28 Aug. 1890 to Laura A. Beard. She was born 24 June 1873 and died 15 April 1908 in Floyd Co. Her parents were John Beard, born circa 1844 and Nancy Matilda Trapp born circa 1842 and died 7 July 1911. My mother is Helen Lee Johnson Smith. She was born in Atlanta, Ga. Her father was Ernest Clifford Johnson and her mother was Gussie Lee Stovall. Ernest was born 15 October 1900 and he died 9 January 1930. My mother was 6 yrs old when he died and never knew any of his relatives. We have heard that there were ties to the Cherokees on the maternal side, maybe with the Beards or Trapps. We think that they all lived in the Floyd County/Rome area. Do you have any information?
Morris Turner - 06/14/99 Moses S. Turner b.may01,1808 in SC m.Eliza Jane Bates in Warren Ct. Tn. Children : Amanda b abt 1841, Mary Ann b.March 03, 1842, Floyd County,Ga. Caroline Turner b. abt 1844 Floyd Cty. Ga. John Franklin Turner b. March 1846, Floyd Cty. Ga. HENRY CLAY TURNER b. Feb. 29, 1848 Floyd Ct., Ga. d. July 29, 1918. Franklin County, AR Alexander H. Turner b. abt 1850, Floyd Cty., Ga George R. Turner b. Oct., 1851 Martha E. Turner b. 1853 Floyd Cty., Ga. Julia A. Turner b. 1855 Floyd County Ga. d.1940, Franklin Cty. AR. My main interest is Henry Clay Turner, my GGfather, he married Mary Ann Moose in Franklin Cty AR, 12/29/1872. I would appreciate any information you have on the above.
Troy Ferguson - 06/14/99 I am searching for information on the STAPP and COOPER families in Floyd Co. My ggg-grandmother was Delania Adeline Cooper (b. 22 Apr 1846 in Rome, d. 06 Sep 1941 in OK). Her husband was Larkin Samuel Stapp (b. 14 Dec 1844 in GA(?), d. 27 Aug 1899 in OK). They had one known child, Lela Mae Stapp (b. 12 Oct 1867 in Rome, d. 28 Jan 1964 in OK). I am unsure if they had any other children than Lela Mae. Lela Mae married her 3rd cousin(?) Samuel Stapp (b. 10 Oct 1842 in SC, d. 26 Dec 1929 in OK) on 09 Sep 1888. The two families moved from Floyd Co. to Oklahoma abt. 1890. I'm mainly looking for the link between Larkin Samuel and Samuel. Larkins' father was Thomas Stapp (b. 1804 in SC, d. unknown). Any information about these folks would be greatly appreciated.
Wynell - 06/21/99 I am researching Johnson Hall who lived in Floyd Co., GA ca 1830 until 1872. I would love to hear from others working on this fine Hall family.
Lynn Clark - 06/21/99 A large chunk of my father's family came from the Floyd Co & Gordon Co. area. I am researching the Clark's, Stephen's, Graham's and Edwards' families (as well as the various cousins) that lived there from the mid-1800's on and some live there still. Could anyone possibly provide me with directions (and possibly some landmarks) to a cemetery that I've been told is called Antioch Cemetery, on or off of or near Dean Street in Rome? My great-grandparents are suppose to be buried there, but I could not find it when I was last up there. One of my cousins who was there many years ago said it was "all grown up then like a jungle". I've already visited Antioch on Big Texas Valley Road, and it's just too new. Besides my great grandparents were residing on Dean Street when they died. Their names were James B.Clark (1836-1912) and Charlotte Clark (1844-1912) and they lived in the Rome area since before the Civil War. He was a blacksmith before the war and some of his sons also later learned the trade. Any assistance in finding this cemetery would be greatly appreciated.
Rebecca Via - 06/21/99 Seeking any information related to Oswell E. SKINNER (b.1863) and wife Georgia LANHAM SKINNER (d. 1898). Any help with surname origins would be appreciated as well.
Joan McClendon - 06/21/99 Hello,I am trying to find information on a Layman Roper who was born in Rome Ga. His father was Lyman B. Roper and Mother Ida America Elizabeth Kirk. Lyman L. was born abt. 1895. Any information would be most helpful.
Amy Penn - 06/21/99 I am searching for anyone with information on a Quarles family that knew Floy Miller Brewton. She would visit this family in the 1950's or 1960's. She came from Thomasville, Ga. to visit them. She was my great aunt and I am trying to find anyone who may have known her and could give me any information about her family.
Ray Harris - 06/28/99 James J. Holsonback (note, I have 22 different spellings for that surname so if it would sound close-it would be a possibility)(born abt 1810) listed on census of Floyd county-1840 as J. J. Holsonback (age 25-30). at that time had a wife (also age 25-30) and 1 daughter (under 5). Location of Birth of James is either Ga. or NC (depending on which records you read). After 1840 census of Floyd county, he next appears on the 1860 census of Dekalb county, Alabama with a wife named Minerva (born abt 1815-SC), daughter Frances (born 1845-Ga), son James Newton (born 1846-Ga), son William J. (born 1848-Ga), daughter Martha (born 1850-Ga), daughter Melvinia (born 1851-Ga) and daughter Delphia Elvira (my g-grandmother)( born 1854- Ga). Note that none of those children could be the daughter that he already had in 1840. There was one more child, Matthew (born 1860-Ala). According to the Bible of her daughter Mary Etta Harris, Delphia was named for her mother, Delphia Quinn. That would be logical only if Delphia Quinn is a second wife since Delphia Elvira was the fifth daughter of James (the one on 1840 census, Frances, Martha, Melvinia then Delphia). Often the first daughter will carry the mother's name, sometimes the second, not too often the third. This also puts Minerva as probably the third wife. Another unusual thing there in that Minerva was near James' age and a third wife is usually considerably younger. James also had one more wife named Nancy L.(on 1880 census- Ala) who was 37 years his junior (he was 69-she was 32).
Lynn Farrer - 06/28/99 My Gr-Gr-Aunt, Amanda MATHIS b. Oct 3, 1869. She married my Gr-Grandfather's twin brother Noah S. FARRER in Floyd County on 31 Jan 1881. Noah died 10-20 years after she did and is buried in Florida and she isn't. We are trying to find her. There is a headstone in the New Bethel Cemetery for an Amanda Mathis. It has a birth date about 10 years younger than hers, but no date of death. According to her son & daughters, she died in Atlanta. They were in nursing homes before they died and fold me she died on Mar 10. One said in the 1920's, one late 1920's and one guessed 1928. But they all thought she was buried in the Rome area. Is the New Bethel Cemetery still active? If so who is the contact person who might have the registry telling who was buried where and when? What was the name of the funeral home in town then? Are they still in business? If not, did someone buy them out?
Marjorie Rainwater - 06/28/99 I have a copy of a letter written from Cave Springs, Georgia in 1889 by Robert Slaughter Wharton. In it, he lists all of his father's (Benjamin) siblings and also his grandfather's (another Benjamin) siblings. There is no mention of Robert's own siblings or wife or children, other than his youngest brother, Wesley who was killed in battle at Richmond, Kentucky. Any information on this Robert S. Wharton would be welcome.
Gava - 06/28/99 Searching for ancestors and decendents of : HARDIN, PAYNE, GRAHAM, STEPHENS Nannie (Nancy) B. Hardin b. 1879, Rome, Floyd Co. GA. d. 1972, Eastpoint, Fulton Co., GA. Married 1914, Rome GA, Elwood K. Graham b. 1875 - d. 1934. Later married W. S. Stephens. Nannie is the daughter of Eli J. Hardin, b. 1838, Rome, GA. and Nancy W. Payne b. 1863 Rome, GA. Any information would be appreciated.
Dianne Conaway Blankenstein - 06/28/99 Who were the parents of Mildred C. HARGROVE b 1822 in Georgia. She married John YARBROUGH 1845 in Floyd County, Georgia. They were listed on the 1850 Floyd County Census. They had 3 children Mary Elizabeth, William F. and John W. YARBROUGH before her death in 1853.
J D F - 07/05/99 Irene HOBGOOD : Information needed on Irene Hobgood, daughter of Robert W. Madden .Floyd County born 1907---died (?) Robert buried in Wax cemetery 1935
Barbara Carter - 07/04/99 I hope you can help me I am looking for information of my family. Wood, Labon Lewis was a farmer in floyd co. His wife was Lula Arp Wood. She passed away on April 12,1930 He passed away in Va and he was shipped back for burial, 4-28-59. His son Virgil L. Wood passed away May 1, 1932. Also I am looking for a Helen Sue Wood. I don't know if she ever married.
Pam Carroll - 07/12/99 MCKENZIE, Henry and/or JOHN HENRY MCKENZIE. possible father/son. Henry was married to Lucy and John "henry" was a possible common law husband to Ruby Patterson. they were to have had a son JOHN EDGAR MCKENZIE b 22 June 1876 who married a Lucy Demonia and moved to Rico GA and then on to Cullman, AL. I heard there was a H. Mckenzie in Myrtle hill Cemetary but cannot verify. any information appreciated.
Ina Pummill - 07/12/99 I am looking for records to prove that Frances Dursilla SMITH was born 1840 in Rome, GA. Her father was Sanford Vandiver SMITH, born 1813, and died 1885. His wife was Miriam McGregor, born 1812 and died 1892. Married 1836. Miriam's father was Capt. William McGREGOR, born 1775, died 1853, married Miriam DEAN 1799. She was born 1776. Any help on any of these people to prove this information or add family information would be great.
Susan Berry Levey - 07/19/99 Looking for information on Sarah Berry and Tully Francis Sullivan and their descendants. Sarah was the daughter of Hudson and Sarah Anthony Berry, b 3/8/1801 in Greenville County, SC, d 1855. Tully Francis Sullivan was the son of James and Nancy Bolling Sullivan II. Sarah, also known as Sally, and Tully had three known children: James Bolling Sullivan (m. Elizabeth Griffin), Robert Sullivan and Sara Ann Sullivan. Any help would be appreciated.
Sandra Sheffield - 07/19/99 Floyds of Floyd County Georgia. I am looking for any information on the surname Floyd. My g-g-grandfather was Zachariah Melvin (Ross) Floyd. His name appears in the 1870 Floyd Co. census. He married Frances Callie Dyer in 1870. He had 7 children, among them my G-grandfather, James Walter Floyd. Zachariah joined the Civil War at Cheyney's Crossing. Any help at all is extremely appreciated.
John Allen - 07/19/99 What was the first name of Mrs. W. M. BRICE of Rome, named as a surviving daughter of Mrs. D.D. COBB of Lindale, who died Aug. 28, 1930? Other surviving children named in the obituary were W. T. COBB of Lindale and Mrs. Nellie Willingham of Gore. Funeral services were from Lindale Presbyterian Church. Would appreciate any COBB or BRICE information.
Gene Ann Duyck - 07/26/99 I'm searching for any information on the families of Josiah Randolph COOPER born c. 1841 and Kate J. LUMPKIN born c. 1851. They were married in Floyd 05 OCT 1868. His parents are Andrew J. and Pamela COOPER. Her parents are Pitman and Susan C. (HENDERSON) LUMPKIN. Their children are Estella born c.1872 and Ava born c.1873.
Beverly Elrod - 08/02/99 Researching Canada/Canaday. Sarah J. Meadows m. a Canada and lived in Floyd Co. during the late 1920's and early 1930's. Any help would be appreciated.
Nena Hopkins - 08/02/99 Searching for information on JOSEPH WILLIAM MOORE, b. 1818. I think I found him with his family in Floyd Co., in 1840. Page 245 of the census records. He married a SARAH ADELINE WHITE and had three children by the 1840 census. By 1850, he was in Miss. and by 1860, Sarah was a widow living in Marlin, Falls Co., Texas. Joe died about 1856. I have reached a dead end and hope someone can give me a clue.
Cindy Phillips - 08/02/99 My grandfather was Paul David PHILLIPS (b. Jan. 9, 1894, Rome, GA ); he married Grace Carriellen Guinn/Gwin. He had one sister Hallie PHILLIPS (m. James Reynolds) and possibly some half-brothers/sisters. Don't know his parents' names, but he had an uncle William J. PHILLIPS (b. Rome, GA but later moved west - to TX & NM). My father had CARTER cousins -- also in GA. Does anyone connect with this family?
Jackie Freeman - 08/02/99 I need the obituary form News Paper for IRIENE "MADDEN" HOBGOOD born Feb. 1907, Died June 1980 Rome Ga. Floyd Co. Her father ROBERT W. MADDEN, Born 1864, Deid 1933 or 35 Rome Ga. Floyd Co Ga. I do not know who her mother was and thought that the obituary might help me to know. Someone might could help with this. Thank you so very much.
Barbara Caine - 08/09/99 I am trying to find descendants of James Henry W. Newman and his wife, Elizabeth Beggs.They lived in Floyd Co. from the 1850s, and there are land records for them in the early 1900s. Their children were Phoebe Margaret, b. ca 1840; David J. Charles, b. 1844, m. Sina Evelyn Hadder; John H. (or W.) b. ca 1842; Patrick Henry, b. 1846, m. Octavia Hadder; Mary Ann, b. 1848, m. Thos. B. Braden; James b. 1850 m. Julie xxx; Nancy b. 1853, and George b. 1855. I have information to share on some of David Charles', James' and P. Henry's families.
Patsy Spradley Davis - 08/09/99 I am searching for information on Silas TANNER b 1844, who joined the 1st Alabama (Union) Cavalry at Rome GA on Sept 1, 1864 and deserted on Nov 10, 1864. Nothing further has been found on him but he is reported to have died on Oct 4, 1875, place unknown. He was born in Cherokee Co, AL and was the husband of Sarah Adeline JOHNSON.
Martha Ratliff - 08/09/99 I'm trying to find the father of John Raymond Duke, Sr., who was born in 1866 and died in 1924 in Sanford, Orange Co, FL (buried there). His death certificate lists father as "John P. Duke", mother unknown. I find a John P. Duke buried @ No. Valley Cem (near Rome?), Floyd Co., GA, born 1838. There is also a John P. Duke who served Civil War out of Floyd Co, Ga. Schley Co., GA also lists a Perry Duke 1880, with a wife Martha and sons, Eugene and a John? This John Raymond Duke, Sr. had a grandson named "Perry Eugene Duke". Little known on our Duke family line, the John P. Duke born GA, father listed on J. R. Duke Sr's Death Certificate is first clue. Any information on the John P. Duke of Floyd Co, GA, appreciated.
Frank Wooten - 08/09/99 I am looking for any help on my Wooten line listed in the 1900 cen Floyd co. Robert Wooten Is my gggrandfather. He married Martha Perry around 1875,and they had forteen children. Denny Frank Wooten was my grandfarher, he married Sarah Lue Woodruff born in Grantville Ga. some other family names are BRAY,LANGSTON.KENNEMORE,DRANE,PERRY, Robert is listed as living on farm 64 Flatewood dist.
Bena Taylor Kirkscey - 08/15/99 I would like to exchange/share information on the family of Thomas William DEUPREE who was born 15 September 1827 in Madison County, Georgia, married there on 16 May 1849 Amarantha Louisa WARE, moved to Athens, Henderson County, Texas, after the Civil War. Thomas William was the son of Joseph DEUPREE and Caroline SPRATLING. He died there 05 August 1883. His children were born in Floyd and Polk Counties, and the oldest daughter, Martha Caroline, married Calvin Lee MONTGOMERY and did an not make the move to Texas. Both are buried in Jackson County. I would very much like to make contact with their descendants. The rest of the children, with the exception of a son who died in infancy, made the move to Texas. I can give details on many of these children and their families.
Lynn Farrer - 08/15/99 I live in Florida and I am trying to research my ancestors that lived in Floyd County, Georgia. A very nice person did a random act of kindness earlier this summer and found the obituary on my GGGrandfather Richard Marion MATHIS in Floyd County, GA. I don't know the full name of the paper that published the obituary. I have a copy of part of the page. What I have is BUNE-HERALD, I assume this is TRIBUNE-HERALD. Is there a town name preceding TRIBUNE-HERALD? I am looking for an obituary for my GGGrandmother Frances Annie Elizabeth MATHIS. She died 1 Feb 1926 in North Rome, Floyd County, GA. In her civil war widows pension paperwork, C. L. Davis, Secretary and Treasurer for the Davis Furniture Company listed her date of death and filed for unpaid pension to pay for her funeral. She was using the name Annie E. MATHIS. The newspaper didn't have an obituary section back then. Marion's obituary was just a story in the regular newspaper. Could someone please find her obit? My aunt has funeral cards for family buried in Rome by Davis Funeral Home. Could this be the same company as the Davis Furniture Company that specialized in furniture and undertaking, and that buried Annie MATHIS? Sometimes funeral homes keep records on those they bury including all the information contained in the obit.
Charles C. Royall - 08/15/99 I am a former resident of Rome GA 1971/75. I have 1 daughter born there. I would like to submit the following information concerning the Father of my ggrandmother.Caleb Michael Little b.Oct 1841 Habersham GA married #1 Emeliza Woodall 10 Aug 1863 Rome, Floyd Co. GA. daughter of Drury Woodall and Mary A. ??.Married #2 Emmeline Wright 1878 Rome, Floyd Co. GA. A widow. Served in Civil War, Co. C, 9th Mississippi as Pvt and Corp. Was wounded and sent to Rome Hosp. where he remained and married #1 while recovering from wounds.Known places of residence: Habersham GA. Rome GA. Holly Springs Miss. Cooper, Delta Co. TX. Brownwood, Brown Co TX.Children: 1 Lula A. Little b 1865 Rome GA Married L.L. Posey 23 Nov 1887 at Cooper, Delta Co TX 2 Sarah Ella Little b. 9 June 1867 Holly Springs Marshall Co Miss. d.28 Jan1936 Santa Anna TX. Married Angus N. McLeod 19 July 1883 Cooper, Delta Co TX. 3. Ida N. Little b Aug 1869 Holly Springs, Marshall Co Miss. married Royston J. Chestnut. 4 Dora H. Little b. Jan 1872 Holly Springs, Marshall Co Miss. married George Taylor. 5 Lela Little b. 14 July 1874 Holly Springs, Marshall Co Miss. d. 12 Sept 1957 Asher, OK. Married James C. Ferguson 12 May 891. Number 2 is my g grandmother and g grandfather.Wife no# 2 Emmeline Wright was a widow and had 2 sons 1 Robert H. Wright 2 George B. Wright Raised by Caleb M. Little and wife Emeline. The last record of C.M. Little, he is living in the home of son-in-law James Furgeson, Brownwood Brown Co TX 1910.
Lynn Farrer - 08/15/99 Info on Wm. Sidney Farrer, in Floyd County: (Wm.) Sidney Farrer married Connie Adams 11 May 1908. Their first five children were born in Floyd County: Daughter, Zora, said she was born on Spring Creek. I assume that is near the Spring Creek Cemetery. Daughter, Margaret Pauline, b. 7 May 1912. Son, Conn, b. 28 Jun 1914. Daughter, Vernie Lee, b. 15 Feb 1917 at Carter's Corner. Son, Ebling Wilson (or Woodrow), b. 22 Jun 1919 on Etowah Run. Family history has it that in late 1919 or early 1920, the sheriff came to arrest W. Sidney Farrer for making or selling moonshine. He asked to clean-up and change cloths first. Then proceeded to escape capture and then moved the family to Tennessee. Connie Farrer & children were at her father's, Johnson Milligan Adams home on Gass Ferry Road, in the 1920 census.I soundexed the Farrer's in Georgia for the 1910 and 1920 censuses but couldn't find the Wm. Sidney Farrer in 1910 or Sid in 1920. 1. How do I get to Spring Creek Cemetery? 2. Does anyone know where Carter's Corner is in Floyd County. 3. Is there an Etowah Run that empties into the Etowah River? Where is it? 4. Where is Gass Ferry Road in Floyd County? 5. What other type of Floyd county records are available to find Sid & Connie between 1908 & 1920? 6. Is there a 1905 & 1915 Floyd County State Census? 7. Does the sheriff department have old arrest warrant records?
Shirley Williams - 08/29/99 I have been trying to find the grave of my g g grandfather-Jabus(Jabez) Floyd. According to some of my information he died about 1860 and might have been buried in the above cemetery. His first wife was Nancy Douglas. His second wife was probably Lavania Carrington. Do you have a record of this cemetery? We have been searching for another cemetery that we believe is close to Rome. This may be close to a battle monument. We think John Henry Williams was buried there in Sept 1900 after being killed digging a water well.
Peggy Taylor - 09/06/99 Am seeking information on John and Sanford SUMMERHILL families. They were in Floyd County, GA in 1850 and 1860 according to the Federal Census Index. LDS shows Sanford married A. M. Young 24 Jun 1843. Any information on these two families will be greatly appreciated.
M. Doss - 09/06/99 I am seeking info on Micajah Mayo d.1853 in Floyd Co.
E. Russell - 09/06/99 I am seeking information on my gggrandfather DONALDSON. At this point I do not know his given name. I figure that he was born about 1828 and I understand that he died at about age 41. His wife was named Susan. Their 5th child, Henry DONALDSON, (my ggrandfather) was born March 8, 1857, in Etna (Floyd Co.), Georgia. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Roy Robinson - 09/13/99 Researching James DICKSON and wife Susannah RHYNE DICKSON who came to Floyd Co, GA around 1835 from Lincoln Co, NC and were founding members of Sardis Presbyterian Church, founded in November 1836. Have located the family in the 1840 census in the North Carolina District. I would appreciate a lookup in the 1850 Floyd Co census. Also seeking information on their burial sites.
Jackie Brosch - 09/13/99 I am searching for information on SUMMERS. My GGrandfather Louis(Lewis) SUMMERS, his brother George W. Summers. They fought in the Civil War. "Floyd Infantry", 8th Regiment ,Co. H. I have information to share and I need formation on their parents. They were living in Floyd County at the time of the Civil War. George W. was killed at the battle of Wilderness. Louis married after the war and around 1890 moved to TX. with wife Florence V. Roach and children. If anyone has information on the parents of George W. and Louis please contact me.
Gordon Parks - 09/13/99 My great grandmother, Jimmie Tarver Parks, secjond marriage was to Dr. T. J. (or J. T.) Stringfield of Rome in Nov. 1895. I don't know if they lived in Rome after they were married. Does anyone have Rome directories or another way to find out how long they lived in Rome?
Cindy Henslee Stamps - 09/13/99 Would like to make contact with anyone researching the Henslee or Cobb families shown on the 1850 Floyd Co. Census. Samuel C. Henslee was administrator of his father's estate (David Payne Henslee) in 1850; Samuel C. Henslee also a trustee for his sister, Mary Payne Henslee Wallace, when her husband died in 1856. Another sister, Martha Henslee married Warren Cobb. All of these families moved to Arkansas before 1860.
Travis Hardin - 09/13/99 I'm trying to sort out the various Hardin groups in Rome. With help, I have sorted out the Eli Hardin group (Eli b. 1808 SC m. Jane Bolt 1832, Eli d. 1882 Rome, Ga.). And I'm in the process of sorting out by my own family, four brothers who came to the area beginning 1840, and oscillated between Coosa, Geogia and Cherokee County, Alabama. Sons of Aaron Hardin, Sr. of Anderson Co., SC, the brothers were: John b. 1806 SC; Aaron B., b. 1808 SC; Asa A., b. 1814 SC; and Avery A., b. 1818 SC.Segregating these two groups leaves lots more Hardins in Rome, both white and black. If you have done a genealogy on these other Hardins, or can connect even one generation with another, it would help in my effort. Please write me with your information. The Aaron Hardin, Sr. descendants also have lots of gaps.
Illa Patterson - 09/13/99 Looking for birth record of Robert Ernest Patterson born in Rome, Floyd County Aug. 26, 1902. His father is Lewis J. Patterson and his mother is Louise Jones. At some time Robert Ernest had moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. His father may have moved to Chattanooga, also.
Fran - 09/13/99 I'm researching the James R. CARNES family. He was in Cass County, Ga. as early as 1840. His wife was Jane. He served in the Civil War. Their children as listed in the 1870 Hamilton County, Tn census are: Frances,Matilda,Wlliam,George or Georgia, King Soloman, Marion(probably Francis Marion). He was a primitive baptist preacher and possibly served in that capacity in Floyd County. It is believed he is buried at Eastview cemetery in Rome. I would especially like to know his death date. His father is believed to be named James,but have no "proof".
Fran - 09/13/99 I would like to correspond with anyone researching the Richard KELLY family. He married D. Virginia WEATHERBY in Floyd 10 Oct. 1897. The couple had at least one child, Willie. I believe Virginia died in 1916 and is buried in the old section of Eastview Cemetery in North Rome. The burial record shows a "Janie" KELLY and a death of a premature infant two months before. No further info known on Richard.
Pat Cambell - 09/20/99 I am researching the TABEREAUX/TABURIAUX family who came to Floyd County late 1840's with other immigrants from Belgium. Sylvere is listed in the 1850 census as a lawyer. He had 5 or 6 children. His wife and a child had died at sea enroute to America. He later settled in Pickens Co. where he remarried Delilah (her last name is probably Dean). A Belgium colony was settled atCarlier Springs. Is there any written history of this community? How did this community come to be established? What was the Belgium connection?
Joy Sherman Walston - 09/27/99 My grandfather was born somewhere around Rome Georgia about 1880, he is the son of Robert and Eliza Ann Sherman. My gggrandfather was buried in Rome Georgia. Any info would be appreciated.
Larry Camp - 10/04/99 I am looking for information on my grandfather Columbus Davenport Camp born abt 1890 d abt 1951. He was a Justice of the Peace in a rural community called Relay on the Floyd/Polk County line. He also ran a sawmill and was the train station master at the Relay stop prior to 1950. He married a school teacher with the Parham surname I believe and she died at a young age from lightning. She was my real grandmother. He remarried to Avalyn ? who died in 1972. My grandfather was known as DOC Camp and was well known in the farming community in the southern part of the county. His son, my father was Ellis Leon Camp...an only child who died in 1992 in Floyd County. I have searched the SSDI reports and found no mention of C.D. Camp and had no luck with the 1900 census. If you have information please e-mail me. Anything at all would be appreciated.
Alfred Ellis - 10/04/99 I have just uncovered some important letters written by my g-greatgrandfather, Francis Marion Hardman, during the Civil War. I am trying to locate the originals since reference is made to a photograph of my g-greatgrandfather. The letters were submitted to the Georgia Archives in 1979 to be copied. The letters were submitted by a Mrs. Betty Pope(1927-1986) of Kennesaw, Ga. Her obituary listed a Jo Ann Duval as a surviving sister, and her mother, Lisa(?) Duke Price. Both her husband and daughter were already deceased. Both sister and mother were listed as living in Rome, Georgia. It is likely that her mother is now deceased, but her sister could possibly still be living in the area. I would like to know who would have inherited her genealogy collection of Hardman letters and perhaps other material. Perhaps, someone in Floyd County might know of these people.
Judith K. Outlaw - 10/11/99 Our family is searching for information related to our great-great-grandparents, Joseph J. and Margaretta Skinner. We know they lived in Floyd County during the l860's and that they built and once owned Margaretta Hall--- still standing in Rome at 248 Reynolds Bend Road. We know this by newspaper articles from the Rome area.in l954 and again as recently as April 12, l998. We have learned that Joseph may have been born in Augusta, Georgia. Any information about this special part of our family would be treasured.
MiMi - 10/11/99 I am seeking information on Thomas S. Price m. Pherity Horton. Thomas S. was born in Floyd Co. in 1869.
Ricky Holland - 10/18/99 BURGESS, STANDEFER, GOLSON (GHOLSON), HENDRIX, OLIVER, GREENWOOD. I am looking for info on the Descendants of William Burgess b-1760 and his son William Riley Burgess b-1780. Also Acquilla Golson and wife Jennie Jane Burgess b-1806. Also, the family of James and Alvarilla Hendrix and their children Henry Warren Hendrix (wife Sarah "Sallie" Golson) and Nancy Jane Hendrix (husband Thomas C. Golson) and Edmund R. Hendrix (wife Jennie Jane Burgess b-1839). These families also married into the Oliver and Greenwood Families. These families lived in Floyd co. before and after 1850. Some of the families members moved around and lived in Polk co Ga and across the border in Alabama. They later moved to Texas mostly after the War but some stayed in the area. Any info at all would be a great help. I also am trying to find if by chance any of these families would have Indian people in the lines.
Fran - 10/26/99 I'm researching Elias G. CARNES who married Elizabeth(Lizzie) Bagley or Bagwell. The information that I have shows that Elias was born May 1869 and died 30 May 1932 in Rome. His wife was born 11 Jan 1865 and died 1 Aug 1940 also in Rome. I have the names of three children: James Euclid b. 1890;Fannie Mae b.1897who married George Buttram; Elias William b 23 Nov 1904 and died 24 Jan 1935.
Dorthy Grigsby - 10/26/99 I am searching for info on my gggrandfathe and his wife, Seabe Shropshire and Tima Hughes. They were supposed to be from Rome. GA or near Rome. They had 7 children, Matilda,George, Andrew, Katie, Louise,Lucille, and Nora. Later they moved to Cave Spring and Cedartown. They were probably born around 1850-1860.
Dorthy Grigsby - 10/26/99 Looking for info on gggrandparents Seabe and Tima (Hughes) Shropshirewho were from Rome or near Rome. Later moved to Cave Spring and Cedartown. Had 7 children, Matilda, George, Andrew, Katie, Louise, Lucille, Nora.
Dorthy Grigsby - 10/26/99 Looking for info on grandparents and great grandparents from Cave Spring. Fannie B. (King) Neal and Will Neal.No info on Will Neal Fannie born 1892. Great grands are Julia (Womack) KING and CHARLIE KING. No info on them at all.
Dorthy Grigsby - 10/26/99 Looking for any info on a JUDGE BEALS or BALES from Rome,GA. around 1860's. He was the last owner of my ancestors before they were freed. He Attended the funeral of my great-great aunt and told family that he had all of my family records in his office in Rome. Trying to locate his family to see if any of his records were kept. If anyone knows how I can find out this info please contact me. If anyone knows how I can research deceased Judges in Rome please contact me.
Mary M Robertson - 11/01/99 Isaac Alford Perkins- 1909-1974, died at Silver Creek, Floyd County, Georgia. Married Pearl Boatner-1913-1987. There children were: Catherine-1933 married Milan Dethaniel-Hazel-1934 married Bobby Mull. Isaac is the son of Isaac M Perkins & Ardeanie Hight. Isaac M was also married to Frances Emily Clay.
A. M. Hosage - 11/01/99 Eveling KING and Burrell GIBSON married Floyd Co GA on 10 Mar 1858. Would appreciated any information on the parents of either.
Fran Weatherby - 11/08/99 I'm researching the William F. HART family of Rome and Cherokee County, Al. who married Sarah Ann (Annie) Graves in 1900 in Cherokee County, Al. He is buried in Cedar Creek cemetery in Floyd. He had at least two daughters: Madeline who married a W.H. Mitchell and Mae Bell who married a Bishop. William F. HART had three sisters: Katherine(Fultz); Mary Bell(Weatherby); and Sallie (Wofford). He also had several half sisters and brothers. I would like to correspond with anyone with further information on this family or related surnames.
Kathy Varner - 11/08/99 Looking for links to my GGrandmaother,Barbara Jane Toles, b. Rome, GA., Sept.16, 1867 and m. John M. Varner(of Cherokee Co. AL., and McMinn Co., TN.)in 1885. They settled in TX. Barbara's father was J. Lewis Toles and her mother was Minerva Collier. Lewis' father was "an Englishman" and he married twice. First to a Herod and having children J. Lewis, Bill, Sabella, Mariah and Libby; (Herod was a widow and had six children from her first marrage to a Mr. Norman). The second marriage was to a Turner and they had children John, Sarah, and Betty D. My knowledge is limited to a letter I found in my fathers papers.
Brenda Wilson - 11/08/99 I am researching Gabriel N WRIGHT married Martha R. WOODRUFF. I know they had one daughter Claudia. She married a BOMFORD. Does anyone know where the BOMFORD's came from?
Dolores Mueller - 11/15/99 Can anyone help me? I am researching the Robert William TUCKER & Mary Elizabeth RITCH families. These were my grandparents. I know that he was alive in 1895, since my father was born in Oct., 1895. She died in Gadsden, AL in 1918 - burned while fumigating her house. Her father, Royal Bland RITCH (also spelled RICH) was listed in the 1880 census in the Foster Mill District. ANY info will be greatly appreciated. I cannot find where any of these people except Mary Elizabeth is buried. Will gladly trade any info I have.
Kim Enderle - 11/15/99 I am looking for information on my great great grandparents. Both of them passed away soon after the birth of their son, William Lindsey Hunt (born around 1898 - 1902). They are said to be buired in Rome, Ga. William Lindsey Hunt left Rome around his 12th birthday and moved to Montgomery, Alabama to live with a family named Mitchell. If anyone can help in finding out their names.
Frank Brown - 11/22/99 Seeking information on Griffith, think his name was John. Think his wife's name was Lena. He operated a water driven Grist Mill in Cave Springs, Ga. Had two sons one of which was a druggist in Cave Springs, Ga.
Crystal Burnham - 12/22/99 I have a Rodney Evan Looney Blevins who was killed at Tunnel Hill, Georgia on 11 Mar 1864, during the battle of Tunnel Hill. He was a great grandfather and I am trying to find his burial place. Can you assist me? Where might I look? Where were the Civil War soldiers buried?
Joyce M. Curtis - 12/06/99 My Grandfather, Herman Edgar was born in Rome, GA, 1900, his parents were Pinkney Marvin Mosley, and Julia Crishon, I would appreciate any assistance you can give me, whatever it may be.
Betty Burrows - 12/06/99 Seeking information on all Herren's in and around Floyd Co Ga late 1700's to 1860's Especially looking for information on thomas Herren b-1806-1810 S.C. died aft 1880 Monroe Co Ms and Lee R. ? ( not sure on last name) b-1816 S.C./Ga died aft 1900 I.T. Leflore Co Ok, living with her daughter Margaret Herren Lewis on 1900 I.T. Leflore Co Ok census. Children of Thomas and Lee R. were: James F. Herren b-1839-1840 Floyd Co Ga married Vezina Morris 11 Feb 1859 in Aberdeen Monroe Co Ms. (my grandparents) John Thomas Herren b-1842 Floyd Co Ga died 1921 West Hartford Seb Co Ar married 21 Oct 1867 in Floyd Co Ga to Sarah Jane Aycock ( daughter of Burwell Pope Aycock and Sarah Maddox Floyd) b-1846 Floyd Co Ga - died 1923 West Hartford Seb Co Ar. Isabella Herren b-abt 1846 Floyd Co Ga-died bef 1880 married first John Nathaniel Parham and second to W.T. Harris Marganret A. Herren b-abt 1852 Monroe Co Ms died aft 1900 married Everett D.B. Lewis 24 Dec 1887 Monroe Co Ms a daughter C. Herren b-abt 1854 Monroe Co Ms, a daughter G. Herren b-abt 1856 monroe Co Ms.
Briscoe Price/Raleigh - 12/20/99 Am interested in information on William V. PELT who married Susan SMITH in Floyd County on 7/5/1845. I am researching my GGrandmother, Martha Ann PELT who was born on 12/23/1818 in GA or AL. There may be a connection with this PELT family.
Wilma Wayne - 12/20/99 I would like to contact descendents of Sarah Fowler who married a Mr. Ward in Floyd County between 1860 and 1870. Sarah lived in The Pocket. Her parents were Bumpass and Indiana Fowler. Also, I need information on The Fowler Chapel Methodist Protestant Church, located in The Pocket. It shared a building with Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in 1895 thru 1916. Any information on the origin of The Fowler Chapel will be greatly appreciated.
Kim Enderle - 12/27/99 My Great-Grandfather, William Lindsey HUNT was born in Rome, Ga. in 1892. Both his parents died when he was just a baby and they are buried in Rome. When he was 3 years old, he was sent to live with his mother's sister in Montgomery, Ala. Her married name was Doster. If anyone has any information on William's parents, I would appreciate it.
Johnny Jones - 12/27/99 I'm searching for the long lost descendants of CHARLES WILEY JONES(03/13/1857--06/18/1917). He was married to ELLA CUNYUS. In 1910, he resided in Rome, GA. Also searching for descendants of WILLIAM LOUIS JONES (11/14/1854--?); between 1895 and 1910, he was a farmer in Cave Spring, GA. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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