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Meriwether County, Ga. Queries
Could anyone tell me how to locate the Mt Zion Baptist
Cemetary in Meriwether County. My gggrandfather Hugh LONGINO and gggrandmother are buried
there. Also would anyone know how to find a plot map of the cemetery? Thanks for any help.
I am searching for someone who has access to the 1840 Meriwether Co. Ga. census. I would like the information on page 98 for MARTIN ABNEY and NATHANIEL ABNEY, and on page 100 for JAMES ABNEY. Thanks so much,
Looking for information on SEWELL, ALBRIGHT, HOPSON of Luthersville and Mary Celestria MCGRUDER and Benjamin Franklin HARDY who lived in Meriwether County.
Jill Albright Smola
On June 30, 2000, I posted a Query in MERIWETHER county, GA re: James W. MOON and Mary DRAKE MOON(wife) who married in Hancock county, GA but by 1870 were living in MERIWETHER county in Greeneville district and one of their sons, NMC(Nathaniel M. Crawford) MOON was living with wife, Emily REYNOLDS and son, Willie, age 1, in Luthersville district per census of 1870. James W. Moon had moved with his family from GREENE/HANCOCK county area of GA in 1848, prior to April, 1848, to TALLAPOOSA county, AL and settled in the town of Daviston, AL (TALLAPOOSA). He is shown there in 1850 and 1860 census. In 1870, he is in MERIWETHER county, GA and in 1880 they are living in Girard, RUSSELL county, AL, across river from Columbus, MUSCOGEE, GA. Please read complete details re: this family in June 30, 2000 Query for MERIWETHER but respond to e-mail at "M91813981@earthlink.net." My NEW e-mail address. DO NOT RESPOND AT "firstname.lastname@example.org". Thanks for your consideration.
Henry C. Moon
I'm writing a book on Co. B, 1st Georgia Cavalry. These men were from Meriwether and Coweta counties. Anyone with information, especially photos of these men please contact me. I'll be glad to share information I have with descendants of these men.
Searching for any information on WILLIAM HENRY DIXON HUNT. He was born in Meriwether County in 1831 or 1832. He is the son of Henry H. Hunt.
I am seeking information on Charles Grayson Jones, M.D. ( circa 1837-1924), who is buried in Woodbury, GA. I am his great-granddaughter. I believe that Charles Grayson Jones was the son of John R. and Elizabeth Jones. I have validated that he joined the Cavalry ( State Guards) for the War Between the States in Thomason in 1863, practiced medicine in Ellaville (where my grandmother, Lelia Beryl Jones, was born to his second wife) and died in Columbus ( where his son James Stacy Jones lived). My grandmother's half sister, Eula Payne, lived in Oglethorpe and had three daughters and a son. Two daughters, Lois and Eva Mae Payne, never married and lived there in the old home in town all their life.Their father may have been in public service and served in the Georgia Legislature. My grandmother married a Baptist minister in Coleman and they lived in Davisboro, Nashville, Conyers and Cornelia before moving to North Carolina. My parents met in Murphy, North Carolina. They married while my father was attending Emory and my mother was attending Mercer. I was raised in Summerville. Thanks in advance for any help or information.
3117 Brockton Way
Tallahassee, FL 32308
My gr. gr. grandparents William F. YOUNG and Narcissa Ann BROWN were married in Meriwether County in 1855. I know from the 1880 census that William was born about 1824 in NC. I am trying to prove (or disprove) that he is the William F. YOUNG born to David S. YOUNG and Verlinda SULLIVAN Young on Feb. 10, 1824 in Stokes County, North Carolina. Does anyone recognize these names or have any information that would put David and Verlinda in Georgia in the 1840's or 50's? Thank you for your help in advance.
Researching the Capels of Meriwether Co. and Pike Co., Ga.My great grandfather Thomas Calvin Capel was born 1841 in Meriwether Co. He married Roxie Morgan and they moved to Pike Co., Ala. Some of his Capels moved to Pike Co., Ga. Does any one know where there are Capels buried at in Meriweather Co.? Here is some of who the Capels married: Rowden, Beckham, Barker, Roper.
Debra Maddox Wilson
Need information on Lanty MADOX/MADDOX who appears on the 1840 Meriwether Co. census. I know of one son, John A., b. 1798 in MD, who appears on the 1850 Troup Cp. census. Lanty was b. in MD ca. 1765 and is on the 1810 Abbeville Co. SC census. Will share. Thank you.
Looking for infomation on the Hardy Families that lived in Meriwether County, Georgia in the Early 1800's, I am looking for family to my Stephen Coleman HARDY born 1813 in Georgia he married Levisa SMITH in Troup County, Ga. and they had 2 children a son James Calvin HARDY who married Mary Ann BASS, and a daughter Sara Elizabeth HARDY who married Henry Drew FLOYD . What I would like to find out is who were the parents to Stephen Coleman HARDY, Thank you
Dorothy from Florida
I'm looking for the grave of Isaac Newton Wright. I'm told he was buried in the Riggins Cemetery which is suppose to be located off of Dripping Rock Road towards Thompson Georgia. I was in the area last summer and looked for this cemetery but was unable to find it. Isaac's wife Nancy Alford Wright and one son are buried in the Alford Cemtery at the Cove. I did find these graves. As I live in Arizona, it may be quite awhile before I can come back but would appreciate help in locating this cemetery.
Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo
POWLEDGE, LYLE, SLOAN, BLOUNT. Do you have anything on the family/ancestors of SARAH Z. POWLEDGE. She was my Gr. Grandmother. This is all I know about her.
P.O. Box 1367
Carrollton GA 30117
I am looking for information on Mark L JACKSON who married Judith Ann MORGAN of Meriwether County Ga around 1842. She was daughter of Reverend Hobson MORGAN who died in Meriwether County. Thank you,
My Great-grandfather WILLIAM DO. DOSTER joined the 41st Infantry Regiment, Co. F out of Meriwether Co in 1862. He married PRUDENCE WALLACE around this time. I can find no record of this marriage. Does anyone know or can anyone find out if they married in Meriwether Co? Any help will be greatly appreciated. God Bless.
I have a brick wall named Cora Belle Garrett. She was born July !5,1896 in Upson County. She died Aug 16 1937 in Manchester ,Ga. She was married to Carl Eugene Latham. Her mother's first name was Chancy or Chency. I need to find her mother's maiden name & who her father was. Thanks for any help I can get.
P. J. Hauge
Looking for information on a George W. JENKINS born in Warm Springs, Georgia 1907 he finished high school in Greenville Ga. 1924, He moved to Lakeland , Florida and opened up the first Publix Super Market. I would like to know his parents and and his brothers and sisters. my grgrgr Uncle Cullen Keiser Bass married a Jenkins from that area and my grgrgr grandmother was a Jenkins on my Jones side. Thank you.
Am searching for information about these families in Meriwether County, Georgia during the early 1840s. Somehow these families have ties to each other and I haven't unraveled the mystery yet. William Franklin Sewell and Elizabeth Missouri Foy are both mentioned in a land transaction with James V. Barnes. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
Looking for information on John CANNON, b 1805 in Jones County and listed in 1850 census of Meriwether. Married Harriet SUMMERS and had six children, Francis Marion - Confederate Soldier b. 1836, Sarah b. 1840, John W. b. 1842, Mary b. 1845, Harriet b. 1847, and Henry H. b. 1849. John's brother, Samuel Jr., is buried in Haralson, Ga., Coweta County, but I've not found a burial site for John CANNON or his son Francis Marion CANNON. Also looking for SLAUGHTER ties. I have a M. Susan SLAUGHTER born in the 1850's and married a Z. M. COUCH in Coweta, just across the county line. Any help would be appreciated.
I am searching for information on William BOYETT/BOYD and his family. I believe he died in Meriwether County between 1850-1860 (he is found on the census from 1830-1850 - but missing in 1860) Is there someone who would be willing to look to see if William had a will and what it contained? He may have also gone by W.W. BOYETT. Thanks for all help in advance!
FULLER and PIERCE. I am seeking information on AXOM PIERCE family and GEORGE FULLER family. They are listed in the 1850 census for Meriwether Co.
Robert THOMPSON was born in 1776 in N.C. and died in 1835 in Meriwether Co., Ga. He married Mary SAYE Oct. 24, 1799 in Oglethorpe Co., Ga., daughter of Richard SAYE and Mary HODGE. Robert THOMPSON is supposed to have a will in Meriwether. Need copy of the will. He had a large family, but the only names of his children I have are, Elizabet THOMPSON who m. William R. STRICKLAND in 1836 in Meriwether Co.; John THOMPSON; Octavo THOMPSON; and Richard THOMPSON who we think m. Rebecca HANEY in 1819 in Jackson Co. Ga. Thank you for a reply.
Virginia Tilleux Hagen
Looking for any information on Lewis E. BLACKSHEAR, his son Lewis E BLACKSHEAR or his wife Jewel IRVIN or her parents James Benjamin IRVIN and Mary Ida LEVERETT. Jewel IRVIN was born in Greenville on or about July 1 1885. She married Lewis E BLACKSHEAR on November 20th 1912. Lewis Elijah BLACKSHEAR died on May 21 1914.Their son Lewis Elijah BLACKSHEAR was born the following day on May 22 1914 (as his father passed away before his birth he was not titled Junior, although if it is easier to refer to him as such it is fine by me). I know the family was still in Greenville in the 1920 census. I found a listing for Jewel and Lewis in the 1920 census. I know that Jewel (my great grandmother) taught school for a number of years after the death of her husband. I imagine this was also in Greenville although she lived in Brunswick in the 1960s when she died and Im not sure when that move happened. I am looking for either records or newspaper clippings especially about the death of Lewis E BLACKSHEAR (1). However anything you can find on the marriage or on the IRVIN family would be greatly appreciated as well! Thanks so much for reading this and any help you or anybody else can provide. I have participated in Random Acts of Geneological Kindness in Harris County, TX and know the amount of time and effort that can go into getting this information!
Looking for any information on a CHARLIE COX, born in Meriwether County, GA around 1875. He had one sister.
191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
I am seeking information about Belle MCLAUGHLIN born abt. 1864 in Meriwether County. She is the youngest daughter of Josiah T. McLaughlin and Mary Ann Jordan McLaughlin, and the sister of Benjamin Franklin McLaughlin. She is listed as a 16 year old female child of Mary McLaughlin in the 1880 Meriwether census, p 216B. In the 1870 Meriwether census, p 401, there is an illegible entry for a female of the same age. Family Bible records of Josiah T. McLaughlin and Ben F. McLaughlin contain a record of all of Ben F's siblings except her. However the record may simply have been discontinued before her birth. Other information suggests she may have married Leander Frank FIELDER. There is a Belle Fielder (widow) of a similar age listed in the 1900 Meriwether census, Militia District #665 Greenville. E.D. 43, #224. I am particulary interested in her full name (all her siblings had 2 or 3 given names) and actual date of birth, plus any other information that anyone may have concerning her. Thanks,
Ben F. McLaughlin (great grandson of the Ben F. listed above)
P.S. This person is not the same as Mary Belle McLaughlin, the daughter of Ben F. & Eliza McLaughlin, who was born in Meriwether county abt. 1872.
Looking for parentage of Elizabeth BAILEY (b. ? Meriwether Cty., GA d. ?) m. John P. BENNETT (b. ? d. ?) dau. Sarah Elizabeth (b. 2 Oct 1841 d. abt 1922, Lindale, TX).
Austin, TX 78720
I am looking for any infomation on NOAH WEBSTER SINGLETON or his wife EVA PEARL BOYD. They were living in Meriwether County, Georgia and are listed on the 1920 Census. They were married on August 12, 1912 but I do not know where. EVA PEARL was born on Taylor County, Georgia in 1897 and NOAH was born in Marion County in 1893. NOAH'S parents were GREEN BERRY SINGLETON and ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) FLETCHER of Marion County. EVA PEARL'S parents were JOSEPH BOYD and NETTIE WADSWORTH. I have been unsuccessful in finding anything on the on JOSEPH or NETTIE. Eva had two brothers JOHN & BURL BOYD. JOHN is listed on the 1920 census as living in Meriwether County. I have been unable to find anything on BURL. Any help will be appreciated as progress has been very slow thus far.
Looking for information on my grandmother Kizzie Ellen Hickey, b. January 1, 1875 in either TN or GA - married Robert Mason Reese in possibly Tennessee. Kizzie was living in Meriwether County, Georgia in 1966 and died in Georgia in 1980 at the age of 104.
I am seeking information on my second great-grandmother, Barbara Virginia SEAY who married a James J. BROWN. I think she was from Meriwether, and that she (they) were Cherokee. Barbara was born in 1847. Thanks.
Would like to make contact with descendents of Cynthia Ann WILLIAMS WOOSTER b. Meriwether Co. Dec.25, 1845 and m. George WOOSTER.She & George and his second wife are b. at Flat Rock Cem.
Searching for any descendents of Mary E. WILLIAMS COOPER. b. 1850 Meriwether Co. m. Edwin COOPER in Meriwether Co. They are buried at Flat Rock Cem. There must be relatives still around because of recent burials in cemetery. Also, HALL is another surname b. in same plot. Appreciate any contacts and help.
Seeking information about my great-great grandparents, William MARSHALL married Mattie BRIDGES. They were from Meriwether Co, GA before the Civil War and are possibly buried there. The only child I have listed is my great-grandfather, John William MARSHALL b. Apr. 30, 1865 Meriwether Co, GA d. Dec. 19, 1938 Muscogee Co, GA m. Sept. 1, 1888 Butler, Taylor, GA to Mary Frances CUMBY b. Jan 3, 1868 d. Dec. 20, 1949 Muscogee Co, GA. They had 5 children: David Alonza m.(1) Elizabeth Spinks m.(2) Leila Mayo; Minnie Lee m.(1) Joe Pierce m.(2) John Isaac Hudson; John Earl m. Ella ____; William Douglas; Thomas Chester m. Della_____.
In the 1850 census, BUSBY'S were listed, which are my ancestors. William and Amanda C. were my great great grandparents, and H.P BUSBY was my great grandfather. These all came to Texas in 1868, but there is an Isaac BUSBY 90 years old listed. Since he was so old, I am assuming he would be buried in Meriwether County. I am wondering if anyone has any information about the grave of an Issac BUSBY, in Meriwether county. Thanks so much.
Betty (Busby) Capparelli
I am in search of information regarding my grandfather, Charlie Cox and/or his descendants. Here is the information that I have on my grandfather already. Charlie Cox was born in Meriwether County, Georgia in 1870. His father was Caucasian and his mother was African America. My grandfather had one sister, Mandy Cox. My grandfather married my grandmother, Elizabeth Partridge, approximately 1924. They lived in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia on Luthersville State Road. He had two previous wives before my grandmother. He married his first wife in 1887. My grandfather died in the summer of 1931 or summer of 1932 in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia. His remains were at the Evergreen Methodist Church at that time. Here are a few names of his other children from his previous 2 wives: Herman Cox, Tel Cox, Charlie Cox, Albert Cox, Virginia Cox, Eckie Cox, Twenty Mae Cox, Carolyn Mae Cox, and Pevey Cox.
I am reseaching the Malone line. I have just recently learned that my Malone line lived in and around the Greenville, GA area. I am trying to find more on a John and Gracie Malone. I have been told that the Malone family owned and operated a blacksmith shop (@ 1850's to 1860's) in the Greenville, GA area. Does anyone have any information about this? Thanks in advance for any and all help.
Elaine Eaves Cox
I am looking for any info on John D. PERDUE who lived in Meriwether County, and died there in 1847. I am looking for his parents, siblings, children, date of birth & death, place of birth, & place of burial. He married Hetty WHITE in Baldwin Co in 1812. His son Francis P. PERDUE moved to Griffin, GA sometime between 1847 & 1851, then to Atlanta in 1853. During the Civil War, he (Francis) moved his family back to Meriwether Co., to Greenville, while Atlanta was under siege. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
I am looking for any information on the PINKSTON family. My g-g-g grandfather is George Wesley PINKSTON, he married Cleora Camella Josephine Drewry in 1859 in Meriwether County, and had four children-among them my g-g grandmother Frances Helena. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated!
I am seeking to correspond with Abner ROSSER descendants. My ancestors were slaves of Abner and Mary MONTGOMERY, his wife. The name of the slave was Richard ROSSER, listed in inventory of Abner's estate. Would like to correspond with other descendents whose ancestors were slaves of Abner and Mary. Richard was orginally owned by James POTTS of Harris Co. Ga. Richard's mother was named Lucy. Sisters were Patience and Charity. E-mail me at:
I am looking for a photo of the civil war flag carried by the 26th Battalion Co. C INF. of Meriwether Co., GA. Does anyone know who has this flag, so that I can ask for a photo of it? My ancestor served with this unit. Many thanks,
Searching for information concerning the Williams family in Meriwether County. Tabitha Jane Williams and her brother William T. Williams grew up in the area. They both married POWERS siblings. I have a picture of downtown Bulluchville (Warm Springs) showing a hardware store named WILLIAMS BROS. AND POWERS HARDWARE STORE, but I have not been able to find any information on who they were. My grandfather was living in Woodbury, GA in 1907 when my father was born and was working in the bank. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated
2117 Honeybee Creek Drive
Griffin, GA 30224
Has anyone come across Melvin WARNER & Eliza KILLGO WARNER? I'm 67. They are my great, great grandparents. Thanks.
Am seeking information on Lovetts of Luthersville-Rocky Mount area. My great great grandmother Nancy Ann Lovett Quigley and parents were from North Carolina, Married to James Patrick Quigley in 1846 in Troup County. Moved in 1870 to1880 to Strickland Town outside of Luthersville and died in same area. Have been told she was kin to Willie B. Lovett of Luthersville. Is there a connection to Barnes B Lovett of North Carolina on the 1850 Cowetta County GA census? Any information would be appreciated.
Trying to figure out how Alexander Jackson Halman's son, Marion Jackson Halman (Robert M.J.) was in Harris City in 1900, or where my grandmother's family was. Some say she was born Whitesville, Harris County, Ga.. I seek any HALMAN information from Meriwhether, Harris, Troup counties GA, and from Randolph, Lee, and/or Chambers in Alabama. Thank you!
I am trying to find information on a John and Gracie Malone. They lived in the Greenville area of Meriwether County in 1850. John and his sons ran a blacksmith shop. Does anyone have any information on this family or on the blacksmith shop? Thanks.
Elaine Eaves Cox
Benjamin Bridges and Rebecca Stubbs. They and their children were born in Marion, S. C., but moved to Meriwether in the 1820s. Benjamin and Rebecca died there. I will be happy to exchange information on these families. Their son, Benjamin Jr., m. Mary Cival Henagan, is my direct ancestor.