Query: Gattis

By , February 11, 2011

Query submitted by Linda Gattis

111 McEntyre Street
Rainbow City, AL 35906
Email: gattislinda@bellsouth.net

Linda writes:

Still trying to substantiate the parents of Harrison N. Gattis B: abt. 1825 NC D: abt 1858 GA. believed to be a son of John Gattis 1784 NC-abt 1860 GA and Sarah “Salley” Blackwood 1791 NC aft. 1860 GA. Harrison married Elizabeth Lumpkin 1826 GA – aft 1901 AL in 1853 in Floyd County, GA. Resided in Cass County, GA until his death about 1858 in a wagon accident. He was possibly a brother of Thomas T. Gattis 1818 NC – abt 1860 GA. Any info will help.

If you have information on the above persons, or access to relevant records, feel free to leave a REPLY below.

2 Responses to “Query: Gattis”

  1. Kay Thomas says:

    My father and his family were all from Rome, GA (Floyd County) Some of the names you have mentioned are on the information my dad gave me. I don’t know if this is helpful, but this is what I have: My grandmother was a Gattis. This information was given to my father from a cousin. My great,great,great grandfather was John Gattis. He married Sarah Blackburn (according to my dad’s records). Their children (no birth dates) were Dave, Charles, Wesley, Hutson and Thomas T. Gattis (my great great grandfather) He maried Sophia Ann Minor and their children were: Sidney Hampton (3/3/1843) married Frannie Gattis (cousin from NC) 1865, Charles Milton 4/23/1845-10/18/1911 (my great grandfather) and William Henry Harrison (b 5/24/1846 married Caroline Gattis (cousin), Thomas Ciceri 7/11/1848 he married and died in Arkansas. Augusta Ann b 4/19/1850-married Thomas Holder(widower) a child died at birth and Mary Isabelle b 10/6/1851. Married Zack Byars-son was Claude Byars. My grandmother was Margaret Allie Gattis and she married my grandfather Claude Ellington Millican on 6/7/1893. My grandmother was born to Charles Milton on 1/20/1874. . I don’t see a Lumpkin in any of the information that I have. Best of luck.

    Kay Thomas

  2. Linda Gattis says:

    Thanks for the info. Our unsourced info is that John Alexander Gattis (8-20-1784 NC-aft 1860 GA), the son of James Gattis and Mary Anne “Nancy” King was married to Sarah “Salley” Blackwood, (1791 NC-aft 1860 GA) the daughter of William Blackwood and Margaret King on Jan. 11, 1809 in NC. They had the following children: John (or Isaac) 1810; James, 1811; Margaret, 1813/14; William, 1814; Nancy, 1816; Thomas T., 1818; Martha, 1820; Elizabeth, 1830; Charles Wesley, 1835 and Dave Hudson, 1837. We are informed that they also had two male children born between 1820 and 1830, one of whom we believe was Harrison Nathaniel Gattis, my husband’s great great grandfather. We base this info on the fact that John Alexander had a brother named “Nathaniel” and Sarah “Salley” had a nephew (the son of her brother John Blackwood and Elinor Craig) named Harrison, and it was common for the Gattis family and the Blackwood family to name their children family Christian names. If you run across any info that would confirm our belief, please advise. Thanks, Linda

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