Queries, Research & Surnames

Index to Queries, Research & Surnames
Allison, Aesoph
Barnes, Jasper N.
Carter, Elizabeth
Ferguson, Dr. Bill
Fish, Hannah
Green, William
Howell, Mary A.
Lowe, Jane A.
Miller, John A.
Rogers, David R.
Schenck surname
Spakes, John F.
Suttles, Joseph
Whitt, William
Wilson, Malinda S.
Aesoph Allison
Researching this line? Aesoph Allison had land grants in Talladega Co., AL in1851 and Benton Co., AL in 1854 and his son, W. M. Allison was born (1858) in Angelina Co., TX and died in Coke Co., TX.
Jasper Newton Barnes
Need help with my great-great grandpa, Jasper Newton Barnes (Barns). I found him in the 1840 census for Haywood Co. His father and mother were James and Mary (Roof ) Barnes. I think he moved to Ga. around 1880. Can you please help?

Thank you,
Charlie E. Ross
Elizabeth Carter Finger
I am looking for my grandmother. Her name was Elizabeth Cartee/Carter Finger. She was married to Hebron Fnger of Maggie Valley. According to her marriage record she was from S.C. She is buried at the Henry Cemetery in Maggie. I am at a stand still on her parents.
According to some of her family, she never talked about her family.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
Myrtle Noland <mailto:mwnoland@charter.net>
Dr. Bill Ferguson
Looking for the parents and grandparents of Dr Bill Ferguson b.1846--d.1934 married to Clarcy Davis. Do you have a suggestion as to where I might look?

Doris Ferguson McGaha <mailto:Magferg14@earthlink.net>
Hannah Fish
Hannah was born 5 March 1830 in Haywood County, NC. Her parents were John G. Gribble, b. 30 June 1799 in Mecklenburg Co., NC and Elizabeth Ensley b 15 Nov 1821. The Gribbles were in Independence, MO on 1 May 1846 to begin their migration to Oregon. John Gribble and family are listed on the 1820 Haywood Co. NC Census.
Hannah met Albert Henry Fish in Oregon and married him on 17 Aug 1847 in Oregon City, Oregon territory.
I think their clothing looks consistent with that time period. ---Sharon Piche
William Green
My 3rd great grandfather, William Green, lived on McDowell's Branch on the West side of the Pigeon River. I think his farm was a little north of present highway 209. He did own land as far south as Richland Creek at one time.
I'm fairly sure he was living alone at the time of his death in 1837. His wife and children had all moved to Georgia.
Are there any old abandoned cemeteries in the area that I described in the paragraph above?
It's such a shame that he was left alone in his old age and then probably lies buried in an unmarked grave in an unknown cemetery.
Any help in locating his grave would be most appreciated.

Lawrence W. Maynard
Mary A. Howell
I have a family member named Mary A."Polly” (Green) Messer Howell.  She is buried in Rough Creek Cemetery near Granbury,Texas.
By any chance is this a family member of the Howells of Haywood County?

Susan Peek <mailto:peekfam4@cox.net>
Macon, GA
Jane A. Lowe
I am seeking information on a Jane A. Lowe born about 1852. Who were her parents?
I know she married Emmitt Cheek 4/13/1875 in Wilkes Co. Any Lowe information appreciated!!

Tina <mailto:SVOYLES@peoplepc.com>
John A. Miller
Looking for the parents of John A. Miller born Haywood County NC. Dec. 1859, married Naomi Abigail Messer born 1862 in Haywood County NC. Nov. 6 1880.
I am a member of the Haywood County Historial Society and love your web site.

Thank you!
Dr. John W. Miller <mailto:Jjmiller904@???>
904 Forest Acres Ct.
Nashville Tn. 37220-1803
David R. Rogers

I have been doing some family tree research over the past several months.
Right now I am having difficulties connecting my great-great-great grandfather (David R. Rogers of Murphy, NC) to Hugh Rogers of Cherekee County, NC (possibly the son of revolutionary war soldier, Hugh Rogers).
Do you have any information that may help me with my research?
Anything you could provide would be much appreciated!

Robert Rogers
David R Rogers (my great-great-great grandfather)
Born Feb. 28 1828 in Murphy, NC (Cherokee County)
- moved to Arkansas 1854-1862
- married Harriett Russell 1856
- returned to family farm in 1862 to fight in the Civil War
- moved to Waco, TX in 1870
- moved to Marlow OK
Died Nov. 17 1915 in Marlow, OK (buried at Marlow Cemetery, OK)
Obituary for David R. Rogers in Marlow, OK stating he was born Feb. 26 1828 in Murphy, NC.
Also I have several census reports stating he was born in North Carolina.
1850 US Census for Cherokee County, NC stating that David Rogers is 22 years old meaning he would probably have been born in 1828 which matches the above information.
If this is correct, it states his father is Hugh W. Rogers and that he is 49 years old meaning he would probably have been born in 1801.
This tombstone of Hugh (Revolutionary War Soldier) and Nancy Rogers show they had a son named Hugh Rogers Jr born in 1801.
It is my understanding Hugh and Nancy Rogers moved to Haywood County, NC in 1800.
~Front of tombstone (Double)~
Pvt. Hugh Rogers
Born 1761
Died 1848

Revolutionary War

Nancy Thornton Rogers
Born 1769
Died 1848

~Back of tombstone~
Hugh and Nancy Rogers
12 Sons
John Rogers....................................1788
David Rogers..................................1790
Andrew Newton Rogers..................1791
James Bayless Rogers....................1792
Barnard Rogers...............................1793
Jesse William Rogers.....................1794
thornton LaFontaine Rogers..........1797
Matthew Rogers.............................1798
Hugh Rogers, Jr..............................1801
robert rogers....................................1805
Cyrus rogers....................................1807
Nicholas Powers Rogers.................1813

Thank you,

2LT Robert Rogers
Company B (MI) / STB 116th BCT
3660-B Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-6403

© 2006, 2LT Robert Rogers

Schenck family
I am interested if there are any records pertaining to the Schenck family which lived in Canton, NC in the 1920's, 30's, & 40's (possibly earlier also). There were several brothers some of whom were named Adrian, Joseph, Samuel, & possibly others. I believe all the brothers were stonemasons. Adrian married a Cathey (surname) and had several children, among them Adrian Sereno Schenck, Joseph Samuel Schenck, Anna Belle Schenck, and others. Any help you could provide me would be appreciated.

David Schenck <mailto:dbs47@bellsouth.net>
John F. Spakes
Hello, I am searching for cemetery, marriage, death records for John F. Spakes,
often found as Speaks. He was born March 1826, possibly KY.
He is residing with his 2nd wife, Martha J., in the 1900 census in Beaver Dam Twp., Haywood Co., NC.
His first wife appears to have been Mary Ann.
Prior to living in Haywood Co., they were in Rowan Co., NC.
Children's names may have been William Thomas; Margaret; Mary F.; Flora E.; and Allison.
John F. apparently dies after 1900 as he is not listed in the 1910 census.

Will appreciate any resource data you have that would help me. If you are able to look at court house records, please let me know.

Thank you.
Joseph Suttles
I am looking for some who can find a death certificate for Joseph Suttles, born Feb 1873 in Madison county. I believe he died in Haywood County in 1930's. His wife was Lilly Wright who died about the same time. If you could give me a name of a researcher who could search these two for a few days I would appreciate it.

William Whitt

Crestmont, North Carolina existed for an unknown period of time in the early 1900's somewhere in Haywood County, NC. It was a logging camp or village for Champion Lumber Company with a railroad depot 26 miles from Newport, Tennessee.

All that remains are these photographs and a great-granddaughter searching for a gentleman who was murdered August 12, 1916 at Crestmont, NC.

The murdered gentleman was William Whitt who was employed as a foreman for Champion Lumber Company in the village of Crestmont.

The great-granddaughter who is searching is Ms. Kathryn Wallace of Beckley, West Virginia. If anyone can help her, please send her an e-mail and put in "Crestmont, NC" as the subject line.

"My name is Ms. Kathryn Wallace and I live in Beckley, West Virginia. My grandmother was born in Crestmont in 1910. Her father, William Whitt, was a lumber foreman for the Champion Lumber Company. He was shot and killed in the general area on August 12, 1916. I am searching for information concerning his death, the two men who shot him and what happened to them. The shooters were father and son named Wilson. Can you offer any help?

Anything that was written on the back of the picture I have included on the copy of the picture. If anyone can identify any of the other people I would be very interested in knowing who they are. So far the only article I have is part of his obituary which was printed in the Winchester, Kentucky newspaper at his death. If you have any inquiries feel free to give my e-mail out. Just ask the individual to make the subject line CRESTMONT, NC so that I will not delete before reading.

Click on the photo preview to enlarge. See Photographs/Places for more pictures of Crestmont.
Front Row: William and Maude Kimbrell Whitt
Back Row: 3 unidentifed gentlemen
Malinda Selenda Wilson
I'm look for information on Malinda Selenda Wilson who was married in Haywood County on Sept. 5, 1840 to Adam Kilby.
I'm trying to find out who her parents were. Any help would be greatly appreciated.