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Leonard E. Cox - 12/24/01 Am seeking info on Almarinda Susan Johnson Cox who moved to Rome, Georgia at early stages of Civil War. Her husband John W. Cox was killed in Arkansas where they lived prior to his death in the war. Sherman burned Alamarinda's Rome, Georgia home down and they were then "taken" as "refugees" to Ohio. She had five sons with her, one of which is my great grandfather Josephus Asa Cox. Please contact me if you have any info.
Jean Bowen - 12/17/01 I am searching for my husband's ggrandfather, William Bowen. He had two sons that we know of. Mac C born 5/22/1871 in GA whose mother was listed on his death certificate as Lucy Scott and William Arthur born 5/12/1881 in GA whose mother was listed on his death certificate as Martha Rogers. Any information as to date of birth, death, marriage, children, their ages, etc., and any other persons living in the home would be greatly appreciated.
Jean Bowen - 12/17/01 I am searching for my husband's ggrandfather, William Bowen. He had tow sons that we know of. Mac C born 5/22/1871 in GA whose mother was listed on his death certificate as Lucy Scott and William Arthur born 5/12/1881 in GA whose mother was listed on his death certificate as Martha Rogers (Rogers). There could have been other children that we do not know about. Was this family in Floyd County? Would like any information on this family you can give me as to ages, dates of birth, death, marriages, location and other persons living in the home.
Sherry Madison - 12/17/01 I am looking for info on JASPER HORTON AND VICIE HENSON HORTON, who are buried in Floyd and Bartow co.s. I don't know which is which or where they are located. they are my g- grans. and are a brick wall for me. Help, help, help. Any additional info on these two will be appreciated and anything I have will be gladly shared. Also need info on AMOS BUSTER KING who may have a Henson connection with Vicie thru marriage to a sister or other.
Cecilia Thompson - 12/17/01 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.
Dorthy Grigsby - 12/10/01 Searching for info on ancestors from Floyd County area. Cave Spring or Rome. Surnames are Shropshire, Hughes, Richardson, King, Neal, Womack, Shepherd or Sheppard. Most lived in Cave Spring from around 1870- now. Any descendants of any of these people please contact me.
Kitty Johnson - 12/10/01 Looking for information on Katie Bell PERRY, who married John Richard SMITH of Cherokee County. They were my grandparents - my father's birth certificate states that Katie was born in Rome, GA in 1890, They later settled in Cedartown, Polk County. Would love to find her family, as well as the Smiths from Cherokee County.
W. O. Mills III - 12/10/01 Looking for my Grandfather's relatives (HARVEY). My Grandfather - Phillip William HARVEY (b. 6/28/1900) in Forrestville - Floyd County - GEORGIA. Per my baby book his parents names were David Samuel (?) HARVEY and Mary Elizabeth ??? We believe he had a brother and a sister. We believe the sister was killed in WWI in France (a nurse). I have not been able to make ANY connections. ANY assistance would be DEEPLY appreciated.
Pat Rayburn - 12/03/01 Am seeking ancesters of Charles Hamilton Rayburn and Cordelia Caldona Morris. He was suppose to have founded the Mountain View Bap. Church in Rome, Ga. in 1800's.
Pennie Martin - 11/26/01 ANDERSON, BARTON, BOYD, JOHNSON, OLDS. Seeking any information about Eva and Meuter JOHNSON and their parents James Edward JOHNSON (1844, SC-1919, GA) and Jessie BOYD JOHNSON (1871-1918). This couple may also have had a son named Paul believed to have died at a young age. J. E. JOHNSON was the son of Edward Coke JOHNSON (1808, SC-1882, GA) and his wife Elizabeth BEVILL JOHNSON (1823, SC-1882, GA). He served in Co. E & D, 5th GA, CSA, and lived in Rome, Floyd Co., GA, and Plainville, Gordon Co., GA, as well as a couple of years in TX. J.E. and Jessie JOHNSON are buried at Salmon Cemetery, Floyd Co., GA. Jessie's relatives J. (Jonathan?) Graves BOYD and J. (John?) Blount BOYD and their sister Mary OLDS (a teacher) lived in Amity, Clark Co., Ark. Jessie's mother's sister, Susan A. (ANDERSON?) (b. 1851, SC), married Jacob H. BARTON (1824, SC -1915, TX) of Co.I, 43rd AL Infantry.
Cathy Smith Babb - 11/26/01 I am searching for information on my ggmother's sisters. Her name was Cora Burton Holmes Dixon, daughter of Gamaliel Wyatt Holmes and Virginia Wade. She married Frederick Watkins Dixon. Her sisters were Alla, Tommie, Willie, and Maynor. As far as I know, they were all born in Floyd County. Any help would be appreciated.
June Griffith - 11/26/01 I really hope someone can help me. I am searching the family of RUFUS T. BRYSON b. 1882 and md. at Dalton, Ga. Who was his father???
Amy Penn - 11/26/01 I am still searching for anyone with information on a Quarrels 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.
Linda Ward - 3/26/01 Searching for any info on my ggrandfather Linsey Edgar FRALICK. Moved from Ky to northern GA ca. 1920. Just lately found a letter from his daughter Anita Mae Bankey of Trion, GA. that mentions she has a daughter living in Rome, GA. Letter was written in 1972. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Nawgie- 03/26/01 Looking for information on records of the BATTEY STATE TB HOSPITAL. Need records on some of my ancestors that were hospitalized there.
Default User - 03/26/01 I am searching for info on Robert Wooten Born in Virginia 1823, died in Rome Date unknown. Robert Married a Martha Perry In 1875. He was 42yrs old and she was 15 according to the 1900 Floyd co. census. They had 14 children 11 living 8 at home and my grandfather was one of the eight listed. His name was Denny Frank Wooten. What I would like to know is where did they migrate from since I can't seem to locate them in and around Floyd co. prior to 1900. Also where did Martha come from and who were her parents. Some of this family are buried in the West Rome cemetary on Lavender St. in West Rome.
Nirakat - 03/19/01 I am looking for information on Green Berry Harreleson Tomlin 1800's. He married a Louella Clementine Bromelow. He lived in Cave Springs, Ga.
Diane Sabido - 03/12/01 Looking for my Hutchens Line in Rome, Floyd County Ga. In the 1920 Census it lists an Arthur Hutchens and his wife Mary. Their children were Jesse born abt 1902 Ada, born abt 1915, Robert, born abt 1912. My grandfather was named Jesse Lee Hutchens and my father was James Riley Hutchens born June 27, 1920 in Taylorsville, Bartow Co., Ga. and when he was about 15 yrs. old he applied for a SSCard in Rome Ga. He was living at 12 Buffington Rd. Rome. I don't know if the Jesse that is on the 1920 Census Record is that of my grandfather. He md. (My Grandfather) Beaulah Sheppard possibly the daughter of Nick/Mick J. Sheppard and Zettie from Taylorsville, Bartow Co., Ga. Is there anyway some one could check the cemeteries in and around the area and see if there is any Hutchens, the dates they died etc.? I would appreciate it.
Sharon Ragins - 03/12/01 I'm seeking decendants and info on my ggf, Fate Davis of Rome, GA.(Fate may have been short for Lafayette). My ggm's name is unknown to me. They had 18 children Martha, Mabel, Marie, Rosa (my g-mom), James(Jay), Thomas, and John are the names that I know of. My ggm died giving birth to my g-mom in 1897. Fate remarried on Dec. 9, 1902 to Lovie Kilgo. Rosa had 2 children, Carrie Mae(my mom) and Clyde Wm. Buford. Any help would be appreciated.
David Slay - 03/12/01 I am conducting research on the activities of employees of the Rome Stove Foundry from 1920 to 1935. I am particularly interested in their union activities during the General Textile Strike of 1934. I am looking for people who worked at or had ancestors who worked at the foundry. If you have any stories you would like to share, please contact me.
Bernice Howard- 03/05/01 Looking for information on Martha (Mattie) Free that married William A. Howard in 1886, lived some in Walker Co, Ga. but said to have been from Floyd ,Co. Also looking for Indiana(Anna) Flemister married William Bresidine, a Methodist Preacher in 7 July 1870, She is my Greatgrandmother. I know she is buried at Black Oak Cemetery in Alabama. But don't know her parents etc.
Mary Ellen Crowe - 03/05/01 I am trying to determine the name of my great grandfather's first wife. His name was William C. Peugh, born 1853, died 1922. He is buried in the Silver Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with his second wife, Nettie (West) Peugh.
Euna - 02/26/01 I am searching for information on William Wood, born 1810 in SC, married Margaret ?. They had children born in GA from 1839 until 1855 and finally ended up in Arkansas by 1860. Any help would be appreciated. I am willing to share the information I have on the Wood family.
Brenda Knippers - 02/19/01 Newman John Dowdy b June 21, 1859 in Floyd County, Rome, Georgia moved to Marion County,Columbia, Miss., d. March 18, 1936 burial- Cedar Grove Cemetery, Marion County, Columbia, Ms. He married Nancy Willena Furnanders on September 15, 1878. She b. July 21, 1861, d. January 18, 1925, both are at Cedar Grove Cemetery,Marion County, Rome, Georgia. Looking for any information on Dowdy's in Rome, Ga. My mother was Dorothy Evelyn Dowdy who father was Jessie Paul Dowdy from Marion County, Rome, Georgia.
A. Deason Smith - 02/19/01 Benjamin Floyd Elrod born abt 1837 in Anderson Co., SC died bet. 1870-1871 in Georgia. Buried Jackson Chapel, Cave Springs, Floyd County, Ga. He married Diddanna Mahalia Lemming born 1835 in Alabama. She is buried in Brush Arbor Cemetery, Floyd County, Ga. They had the following children SARAH C. ELROD born 1853; OLIVIA D. ELROD born 1858; HARVEY JOANNA ELROD born aft 1860; and WILLIAM JASPER ELROD born Apr. 11, 1869. Guardianship of Sarah C. Elrod and her sister, Joanna Elrod were given to MARTIN A. HAYNIE in 1874.
Juanita Hall - 02/12/01 I am searching for ANY information on my ggf Frank Adams. He married Mandy Wilson. Frank was born 18 July 1857 in Chattooga, Ga. and died in Rome on 19 January 1933. They had children Ina Elizabeth, my grandmother, Robert Charles, Ora and Charles Franklin. Any help would be greatly appreciated..
Amy Sanders McKinney - 02/12/01 I have traced my Ancestors back to Floyd County, GA. In the 1850 Census my Gr Gr Grandparents were listed in Census. Miles COPELAND age 18 and wife Caroline age 22. The next census year (1860) they are in Clark County Arkansas along with several children. Miles was killed in the Civil War at the battle at Prairie Grove, AR Dec 7, 1862. My GrGrandfather Jesse Copeland is reported to have been born in GA circa 1858 he married Mary Beattie born 1858 and one report shows GA as her place of birth. Since I cannot travel to Georgia I am having a problem finding anything beyond 1850 on the Copeland side and nothing on the Beattie side beyond their marriage in Clark county Arkansas in 1878. I will be happy to pay a nominal fee for printing and mailing of any info.
John - 02/05/01 If there is a Rome City Directory for 1909 - or close - could someone please look up Rev. A.B. CARNES and tell me with what church or denomination he was affiliated. He was officiating at a service from the home of my great grandfather.
Clifton Womack - 02/05/01 I am desperately searching for any info on my mother, Sybil Mae Chappell, born Rome, Ga. May 7, 1922, to Rhoda and unknown Chappell, may have been Robert or John. any help will be gladly received.
Doris Turner Osten- 01/22/01 Seeking any information on a John Turner who married Lydia Ann Blair, born in Franklin County, Ga., in Rome, Georgia daughter of Levi Cowan Blair? They all moved on to Etowah County, Alabama within a few years. Any lead will be most welcome. They were my great grandparents.
Steve Robinson - 01/08/01 I'm trying to find information regarding my paternal gggmother. Her name was Nancy E. Robinson, her maiden name was reported to be Mathis. She was born in Georgia, 9/29/1822 and died 7/10/1867. She was buried near her home in Bradley county, just north of Red Clay. The cemetery is the Lebanon Church Cemetery. She was married to John Robinson, and had 10 children. She and John lived in South Bradley County from at least 1840 until her death in 1867. My ggfather's death certificate showed that his mother (Nancy) was born in Georgia, and my guess is that it was Whitfield County. Do you have access to documents or information that we could research to find info about Nancy Mathis? Any assistance that you could render would be immensely appreciated.
Diane Sabido - 01/08/01 Researching my natural Father's Ancestry. This is my Lineage so far I was born Susan Ingrid Dianne Hutchens July 29, 1949 in Rome, Georgia. My parents were James Riley Hutchens born June 20, 1927 in Taylorsville, Bartow, Ga., son of Jesse Hutchens and Beaulah Sheppard per his SSCard. When James was 15 years old he lived in Rome Ga on 12 Buffington Rd. Now in the 1920 Census I have found Arthur Hutchens aged 65 born in Georgia born abt 1855. His wife Margaret aged 54 born in South Carolina born about 1863/1864 their children were Jesse aged 18 yrs born in Ga born about 1902, Ida aged 15 yrs born in Ga born about 1905, Robert aged 8 yrs. born in Ga born about 1912. My mother was Shirley Sharp which is a fictious name she used on her Marriage and my birth certificate, it took us years before our mother told us her real name was Shirley Hoflinger, as my dad was overseas when he met my mother. My mother was pregnant with me, and went to Taylorsville, or Rome, I'm not sure, but I was born in Rome. I do know that my grandfather had a farm. I am anxious to find out if I have cousins, as there are 6 children, and when my parents divorced, my mother gave me up for adoption when I was 6 years old. I saw my father last in 1963 I was 14 yrs. and he had remarried, and I believe the woman named Sara Holcomb who is now deceased might have had children. My father passed away in March 4, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia and is buried at the Sylvester Cemetery, in Atlanta.
Brenda Knippers - 01/30/01 Researching the surname Dowdy. gggfather Newman John Dowdy b. June 21,1859 born in Floyd Co.,Ga. d. March 18, 1936 #5360, in Marion Co.,Columbia, Miss. at Cedar Grove Cementery, Marion Co.,Columbia, Miss. Married Jancy Lena Fernanders b. July 21, 1868, Married Sept., 15, 1878 in Floyd Co., Ga. Looking for parent of Newman John Dowdy, d. January 18, 1925 #17777 in Marion Co.,Columbia, Miss. Cedar Grove Cementery,Marion Co.,Columbia, Miss.
Julie Michelle Brown-Jenkins - 01/22/01 I wish to find out any information that I can on Tom Cole, who was my great-grandfather. I know he was 1/4 to 1/2 Cherokee Indian and lived in Rome, GA. My grandmother's name was Sarah Cole, her mother's name was Maggie Pike Cole. If you could send me any information about my ancestors I would greatly appreciate it. I was adopted and this is the first real information I have found out about my "real" ancestors and family.
Callie L.L. Welch - 01/15/01 X-UIDL 7b74521984dd569e3b2a20df93bde000 I am looking for information on the FELPS, MOYERS, BAILEY and TOMBILNSON families 1840-1880's. All lived in, or had links to Floyd County. Feraby FELPS married HENRY MOYERS, their son Felix MOYERS married Cornelia Elizabeth BAILEY dau. of Curtis BAILEY and Nancy Carolina TOMBLINSON. Curtis BAILEY ran a brick yard for many years. And information about these families would be appreciated. I have each of these lines back further than Floyd county if anyone is interested in any information I have.
Jo Crane - 01/08/01 Stanford B. CRANE b-1833 d-1912 Who were his parents? m-Susan Frances HAWKINS b-1835 d-1923. who were her parents? son- Joseph M. CRANE b-abt 1860 Where/when did he die? He and his father Stanford lived with the LANHAM family, what is the connection? He married 1st-Savanna Traven(?) 2nd-Lou Cretia VAUGHN.

Mary Pat Drummond - 01/08/01 Looking for any information on Drummonds in Floyd County, GA.
Virginia Kuhn - 01/01/01 I am looking for the grave of my Great-grandmother, Sarah Eveline Parks Williams. She was born June 8, 1850 in Elbert County, GA and married John Parks Williams on July 10, 1871 in Floyd County, GA. She died sometime between 1872 and 1882. She had two boys, John Parks Williams and John Vance Williams. John is my Grandfather. Sarah's parents were Marshall Parks and Mary Bobo. Marshall was born 11/9/1809 and died 4/7/1852 in Floyd or Elbert County, GA. Marshall and Mary married 1/28/1847 in Floyd or Elbert County, GA.
Mo Neil - 01/01/01 I am searching for information on JAKE JONES( his given name was JAMES JONES, but he always used the name JAKE). JAKE was born about 1870 or so. His father may have been JAMES JONES. JAKE married a lady named MARY STEPP about 1899. They had four children STEPHEN JONES and ETHEL JONES( twins born in 1900). Also, JESSE JONES born about 1905 and CALE JONES, born 1903. I Am also searching for information on a relative of the JONES family who lived in Rome, Ga. He was a barber in the 1930's and 40's., maybe even in the 50's. His name was HILLIARD PADGET. The JONES family eventually moved to Florida in the mid 1920's. HILLIARD PADGET visited them a couple of times in the 30's and 40's. I am hoping that I can find some family of HILLIARD PADGET still living around Rome, and that they may be able to give me some information on the JONES and also the STEPP families.

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