Rabun Co., GA Queries 1998


Submitted 11 Jul 1998 by E. Alexander Clements
Am trying to find out more about the James ALEXANDER in the Rabun Co. 1840 census. His daughter Jane E. ALEXANDER married Avery ALEXANDER in 1842. Are there any records about his other daughters? His son James E. ALEXANDER was born in Rabum Co in 1845. Some time after that the family moved, maybe to Tenn.


Submitted 03 Jul 1998 by Melinda Brown
A few years a book was published about Rabun County. It was a collection of memories of Rabun County families. My Grandfather was Lester CANNON of Lakemont. I would like to purchase this book but have no idea where to write. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


Submitted 22 May 1998 by M. L. Osborne
I am looking for further information on the descendants of William CHEEK of LAURENS SC, especially THOMAS RUEB CHEEK (Franklin GA) who married Hannah Elizabeth McCRACKEN. Her parents were Hiram McCRACKEN and Hannah Jane GOEDFREY who are buried in the McCracken cemetery in Rabun County off of McCracken Road. THOMAS RUEB CHEEK was my husband's gr gr Grandfather, and we have no record of who his parents were, oral history tells us that he was the grandchild of a Freeman CHEEK (Laurens SC) married to an Elizabeth CAPE. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Send any information to cfire3@yahoo.com posted by M. L. Osborne


Submitted 25 Jun 1998 by Thomas B. Cobb
Seeking information on an Ella May CROW (or CROWE), b.ca.1890 and believed to be from Rabun County, GA. Ella married Grover Cleveland COBB about 1910, had two daughters, and died in 1916 following stillbirth of a third child. Grover and Ella May lived in Anderson, SC in 1912 but moved to Atlanta that same year. Ella May died in Atlanta in 1916.


Submitted 18 Jun 1998 by Candie Campbell Wollard
DILLARD/LEE lines. Rabun County Library has our Dillard information. The annual Dillard Reunion is in town of Dillard. I am looking for anything on Elijah LEE probable father of Rhoda LEE that married John DILLARD, Jr. The last information I have on them is that they were probably married about 1800 Buncombe Co., NC. I am looking into the old records of Buncombe Co, NC; Walton Co, GA 1803-10; and what is now Rabun Co, GA. I have been out of touch with all my DILLARD/LEE contacts for the last 6 years, as I slowly rebuilt my genealogy files after the destruction of Hurricane Anderw. Is there a DILLARD/LEE contact associated with the Rabun Library? Any contact is appreciated.


Submitted 11 Aug 1998 by Nancy Custer
I left this query about a year ago but the original e-mail address is now defunct. If you have tried to respond, please try again--I am reposting with my new address. In the early eighteen hundreds, a large group of DORSEY's moved to northeast Georgia from around Burke and Lincoln Counties, NC. Apparently they got lucky in the Cherokee Land Lottery. In 1860, my great-great grandfather, E. H. DORSEY was living in Walhalla, SC with his wife Louisa (BOUKNIGHTT) and son John A. According to family lore, E. H. got into some kind of trouble (possibly relating to the Civil War) and ran away and hid out with some of the DORSEY's in NE Georgia. Eventualy he moved on to Cumberland County, Tennessee where he lived out his life under the name HARVEY KELLEY. I have not been able to determine who E. H. DORSEY's parents were although I have several candidates. I think his grandparents were ELIJAH and DELILAH ASHE DORSEY from Burke County, NC who may have ended up in the Georgia, SC area also. I am hoping that someone may be able to help me tie E. H. DORSEY into the DORSEY family tree.


Submitted 18 Aug 1998 by Jimmy Edmonds
I am looking for information concerning the EDMONDS that lived in Habersham County. My Great Grandfather is James Thomas EDMONDS born February 7, 1846 and died in 1904. Is buried at the Carnes Creek Baptist Cementary. James Thomas was married to Rhonda and they had six sons and two daughters as follows: John S., Judy, Jadesvas, James T., Columbus, W. Swift, Carson, and Bashaba. James Thomas made first class shingles and hauled them into Toccoa for sale. My Grandfather was James T. EDMONDS and was known as J.T. He was born April 29, 1870 and died in 1910. He married Maggie Elizabeth (HAYES) on September 14, 1890. They had seven sons and two daughters as follows: Luther, James Garnett, Lee, William Miller, Willis Thomas, John Charles, Robert David (my Father), Rosie, and Emma. J. T. is also buried at the Carnes Creek cementary. Any assistance that you may be able to provide would greatly be appreciated. My E-mail address is: 0902@sccoast.net and home address is: 5087 Mill Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC.


Submitted 17 Apr 1998 by Doris Talley Adams
Horatio FORD married Mary BROWN in 1850 in Macon Co., NC. They moved to Rabun Co. Does any one know anything about Mary's family? I have the FORD family back to the early 1700's. Would love to share. Also have TALLEY and BOTTOMS, REED, and LEDFORD families in Rabun Co., Ga.


Submitted 12 May 1998 by W. Keith Taylor
I am looking for any information on the GRABIEL or GABRIELE family. I was told that my gg-grandfather came from the north Georgia mountains in the 1800's and moved to Winterville, Georgia in Clarke County near Athens, Georgia. Any information would be helpful. Thanks.


Submitted 05 Aug 1998 by Jack Hamby
Researching William HAMBY who was in Rabun Co. in 1830. Probably there prior to 1800. Possibly wife named Mary (WILLIAMSON?). Any info will be appreciated. Jack Hamby jhamby1@bellsouth.net


Submitted 18 Aug 1998 by Tamara Storck
I am looking for any information about James HENSON. I don't know when he was born but he married a woman named Degary SAMS(b.1855). He died in Clayton, Rabun Co., GA abt. 1909. They had 7 children: Dutch, George, Glenn and Gould (twins), Paul, Willie Effie (my ggrandmother), and Herschel. I believe he was a dentist. The name was changed to HANSON sometime after James died. I would appreciate any information at all about him, his ancestors or descendants.


Submitted 10 May 1998 by Linda Regan
Searching for grave site of John Wesley HUNT, died abt. 1893 and Caroline D. HUNT, died 1914. Would like to contact any one researching the HUNT or HUGHES families of Habersham County or Rabun County.


Submitted 08 May 1998 by Wesley Jacobs
Not sure what the connection to Rabun County is but by GG Grandfather Tillman Hollie JACOBS (1826 GA - 1911 TX) married Serena Ann BEDSILL (1838 GA - after 1900) in Clayton, Rabun Co., GA 16 Jan 1872. Serena was the widow of Tillman's brother Thompson. Both were residents of Fayette Co., GA so not sure why they married in Rabun County.


Submitted 22 Jul 1998 by Lisa Hopper
Does anyone have any information on a Tilman JUSTUS who married Georgia Ann ROGERS? One of his sons was Isaac B. JUSTUS, 1879-1962. Isaac is buried at Persimmon Baptist Church. Seeking information on several Rabun County surnames, namely HOPPER, JUSTUS, RAMEY, BLACKWELL, YORK, RIDLEY, OWENS, TALLEY. Any information will be deeply appreciated.


Submitted 22 Jun 1998 by Cathye Griffen Betzel
Researching David KEENER m. Elizabeth KELLEY in Rabun Co, GA 1834. Found in 1850 Gilmer County census. Interested in parentage of both.


Submitted 07 Jul 1998 by Bethany Payne
I found you through the USGen site. I am looking for information about Vernnettie ( could be Vernette) LOVELL and found lots of LOVELLs in Rabun Co. I am hoping to make a connection.


Submitted 26 May 1998 by Gail Garwood
Seeking info on my great aunt Blanche McJUNKIN whose husband was a dentist in Clayton (according to family tradition) She was born about 1888 and I do not know her death date or where she may be buried. Believe she died without issue. Thanks.


Submitted 07 May 1998 by Sherri Young
Trying to locate information on a Thomas MIDDLETON found on an 1830 Rabun County census. Need other family members names.


Submitted 07 Aug 1998 by Sandy Mince
Looking for any info on the MINCE families. They were in Habersham, Rabun, White and possible Hall Counties in Georgia. Would love to trade information on this family.


Submitted 20 May 1998 by Patricia Singleton Williams
Seeking information on ELI MOORE, b. ca 1786 - d. after 1850, of Anderson, SC, listed on 1850 Rabun Census, m. Rebecca ___, several children b. 1810 - 1825, may have moved back and forth between Rabun and Anderson/Pickens. Any information appreciated, trying to reunite family! Eli was one of 10 children of DAVID MOORE, d. 1830 Anderson CO, SC.


Submitted 19 Apr 1998 by Cindy Millwood
Looking for info on JAMES B NEVILLE who came from Rabun County about 1834 to Cass Co. (Now Bartow Co.) with a Duncan MURCHISON. He was married to ELIZA ? NEVILLE they had 3 children 1) ADELINE NEVILLE 2) MINERVA NEVILLE 3) MARGARET ELIZABETH NEVILLE. Also looking for JESSE NEVILLE father of JAMES. Any info greatly appreciated.


Submitted 30 Apr 1998 by C. Pinkston
Am looking for information on Benjamin Joseph O'DELL, c 1820 in Rabun Co., GA, d 1854-60 in Walker Co., GA. Benjamin married Sarah Evaline LUTES c 1839 in Walker Co. I beleive his parents were Benjamin O'DELL and Martha WINFREY but have been unable to confirm. After his death, Evaline and children moved to Wayne Co., MO. Would love to hear from anyone with information regarding Benjamin's parents/siblings.


Submitted 02 Aug 1998 by Sandra Couch
Looking for descendants of Fannie PICKLESIMER KERBY SMITH, daughter of Abraham PICKLESIMER and Eleanor HOOPER. She lived in Rabun Co., at Sinking Mountain. Fannie was born in 1825 and died in 1914.


Submitted 05 Jul 1998 by Carolyn Flowers
Very nice - I am searching for any and all POWER families in Rabun and surrounding counties.


Submitted 08 Aug 1998 by Maggie
Looking for information about George W. RABUN, born August 31, 1835 in Georgia but don't know location.


Submitted 26 Aug 1998 by James Flowers
I am looking for Jacob A. SANDERS born around 1850 to 1855, father unknown. Married Margrett WEEHUNT in 1870 in Fannin Co., GA. Also looking for family of Margrett WEEHUNT, father Jackson WEEHUNT, sister Nancy, Amanda and brother William WEEHUNT.


Submitted 11 Apr 1998 by Patricia Winters
I am looking for information on the SHOOK FAMILY in North Georgia. I am particularly looking for informatin on my Great Great Grandfather John SHOOK. All I know about him is that he migrated from North Georgia in the late 1800's with his son William Albert and daughters Nancy, Fanny, Oregon, and Elizabeth. They ended up in Northeastern Oklahoma. In particular the area's of Sallisaw and Stilwell. He didn't have a wife when he arrived because he married again after he got here. I would also like to know who my Great Great Grandmother was. Does anyone have any information on this? I am willing to share information.


Submitted 07 Jun 1998 by Bob Godfrey
Seeking information on the parents of Nancy SMITH (1810-1910). She married Abner WATKINS (1808-1890) of Gilmer Co. Their children were; Hannah, George, Nancy, William Henry, Martha, Abner Jr., Mary, Mattie, Ester, Emaline, Joshua, and Andrew.


Submitted 11 Aug 1998 by Annette McLane
I am interested in any information pertaining to the SPEED family in GA. Addarin SPEED, b. 1812 and his wife Nancy PELFREY, b. 1817, are found in Rabun Co., early 1800's. I am interested in where they came from and where they went (Addarin died in TX, 1898), particulary descendants who went to SC and/or AL. Who were Addarin's parents?


Submitted 21 Aug 1998 by Jim Payne
My great-great grandfather was Cincinattus TAYLOR. I have been to Taylors Chapel Cemetary trying to find his grave. But it is unmarked. Do any of his descendents know which grave is his and his wifes? My grandfather was John TAYLOR, who first married Rosetta THOMAS. After her death, he moved to Monroe Co., TN where he married Nancy ROBERTS. My grandfather was Linley TAYLOR, and my mother is Leota TAYLOR PAYNE.


Submitted 15 Aug 1998 by Betty Thomas
I need information on Hugh THOMAS lived in Rabun Co., Georgia, died ? 1995. Need his date of death and wife name and date of death. He was tax Comm or tax ? for several years in county. Any information on him or his wife. I know they had no children . He was a cousin. Thanks.


Submitted 03 Aug 1998 by Sherrie D. Davis
I am looking for some information on ROBERT BUNYAN TYLER he married MINNIE FRANCIS KEY. Robert is originally thought to be born in Tennessee about 1882. He moved to Rabun County and worked on the Railroad. He and Minnie, who was from Macon Co., NC, settled on Boggs Mountain in Rabun County. My Grandfather, Harve Pearson TYLER, was one of the son's of Robert and Minnie. Robert was murdered and we (the family) do not have any information on who his parents were or where they were originally from. The only thing we do know is that he had a brother named Charlie (maybe Charles). If you have any information this would be greatly appeciated since it seems we have ran into a dead end.


Submitted 21 Aug 1998 by Mary Morgan Robertson
I am searching for Morgan WOODALL that moved from Pendleton District, South Carolina to Rabun County, Georgia. He was a Baptist preacher at Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Rabun County. He was married to Barbara ALLEN. Their children were: Joseph T-James Pinkney-Wm M-John-Jasper Jourdan-Calvin-Joel- Caleb A- & Barbara Melissa E. I would love to find out who Morgan's father is. There are some PRUITTs tied into this line as well. Any information you might have would be greatly aprreciated. All of the queries I have looked at, there is great information of your lines, if you will look in the Rabun County Cemetery listings. There are quite a few listings.