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The query board is back on site. If you have a request for information feel free to send it to me and I will post it here. pasttracker@gmail.com


Charl Sullivan Thursday 04/23/1998 0:19:00am
Looking for Hunsinger's--Thomas Toliver Abner Adam Noah Peter Dee Rachel Winnie and Vissie all children of Christopher Columbus Hunsinger b. 1786-Have Christopher in 1820 Polk County Census. he married Susan Brewster.

Tim Blackwell Wednesday 04/08/1998 7:49:00pm
Seeking info on (Rev) John BLACKWELL, his son, John "Jack" BLACKWELL Jr. and their families and descendants. Rev John, b.c.1755, was one of the founders of Green Creek Baptist Church, brother of (Rev) Joel Blackwell, married Susan GLENN c.1775, moved to Georgia and died there c.1839.

Gail Black-Ferver Wednesday 03/18/1998 11:40:00am
I am looking for information on William TAYLOR who married Martha (Mattie) FRANCIS? It is believed that they were from the Polk co.area,near Cherokee.
They had 7 children: Jane & John (twins), Alice TAYLOR who married Winton BAKER; Magdalene who married a SHUMATE; Cora Ellen TAYLOR who married George A. BADGER and James B.TAYLOR who married Elizabeth BAKER.If anyone has any information on this family would you please e-mail me.Thanks

Lamar Feagans Monday 02/16/1998 10:45:00pm
I am searching for any family connections to Humphrey Posey
Feagans born in Rutherford County 1829. He moved to GA
about 1850-1860. He lived in Lumpkin, Hall and Gwinett Co.
He served in the Civil War, was a Baptist minister and died
in 1903. I am needing info on parents and siblings.
Thanks for any help!


Pam Wilson 
Sun 01/25/1998 7:05:00pm
Hello! My roots in Polk County run very deep, and I am researching *many* families. However, the main family I am working on are all the descendents of Amos and his son Jonathan ARLEDGE, who settled in the Green River Cove from SC in the early 1800s. If you are an ARLEDGE descendent, please get in touch with me. My email address is listed above, and my phone number is 412-244-9009. I am also researching families who married in to the Arledge family, especially the HOLBERT, WALDROP, and RUCKER families. I'll be glad to share information with anyone, and would like to know your lines if you share these family names.

Robert Whitlock Friday 01/23/1998 11:09:00pm
I am looking for information on the family of David H.
Swann, who lived in Lynn NC around the turn of the century.
He is buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Columbus NC.
Any information on his family and descendants would be
appreciated. I am descended from a child of his second
marriage, to Carrie Sue Bennett. Thank you


Leona K. Thigpen Friday 01/02/1998 1:52:00am
I am searching for the identities of the parents of my g-great grandmother,
MARY 'POLLY' COCKERHAM. She married JACOB "JAKE" KUYKENDALL
in Polk Co., NC 1848.

Robert Harvey Fri 01/02/1998 0:54:00am
I am trying to find the origin of George Harvey, b. Abt.1793 wife named Nancy (Mabry??) b.abt.1805 had several children one of which was Mabry Harvey b.1830George showed up for the first time in SC in the early 1830's not known where from, think maybe a surrounding county in NC


Norman Davis Sun 12/28/1997
I am interested in several families in Polk county but at this time, I am most interested in any Wilson family from around the area called Coopers Gap.  I am interested in the following family. Abraham Wilson b. abt. 1783 in NC, died before June 1870 in Rutherford Co., NC His wife was Juda b. abt 1790, NC, died after 1870 in NC. Their children had strong connections to Bill's Creek Baptist Church in Rutherford County and some lived in Rutherford Cound and some lived in the area called Coopers Gap in Polk, County. Children: 1. Elizabeth Wilson, b. abt 1810, NC, married Nov 29, 1832 in Rutherford Co., NC to Aaron (Asa) Hill. 2. Sarah Wilson b. abt 1912, NC, married Jan 21, 1895 in Rutherford County to James A Dalton, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Morris Dalton. 3. John Wilson, b. abt. 1816, NC, married Oct. 28, 1831 in Rutherford County to Lydia Suttles. 4. James Wilson, b. abt. 1817 in NC, Married Unknown abt. 1848, married 1864-1866 to Sarah Alta Conner, widow of Noah Wesley Dalton. 5. Anderson Wilson, b. abt. 1820, NC, Married Aug. 1, 1840 in Rutherford County, NC to Isabella Pack. 6. Martha Wilson, b. abt. 1825, NC, married May 20, 1840 in Rutherford Co., NC to Jonathan (Toby) Dalton, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth Morris Dalton. Preston Wilson, b. abt. 1826, Tennessee, Married C. ??? and had 1 child named Henry in 1850. 8. Rhoda Wilson, b. abt. 1829, NC, Married Nov. 17, 1844 in Rutherford Co., NC to Asahel Mc. (A.C.) Walker

P. Wells Sat. 12/20/1997 8:54:00am
MAYBIN/PRUITT/THURSTON I am researching John Bartlett THURSTON b.Dec 1830 in possibly Polk or Rutherford Co., or Grnvil Co., SC d. May (or possibly Mar) 1906. He was from Tyron, NC at some point in time. John Bart THURSTON is buried Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenville Co., SC.  He married Wyzetta PRUITT about 1850.  She was from Pruitt Mt., SC.  They lived in Greenville Dist, Merritville Div., SC. After Wyzetta's death the young children were raised by other families.  James Marion Thurston was raised by Hattie LEE (not sure if surname) and one by a HIGHTOWER family. John bart married 2) Emma DEMPSEY. They lived in Pickens Co., SC by 1900. John Bartlett THURSTON served in Co. H 16th SC Regiment in Confederate States Army. James Marion THURSTON married Zilla Drucilla MAYBIN. Their son, William Elijah was born Nov 4, 1878 in Rutherford Co., NC.  Need to prove parentage of John Bart THURSTON.  Interested in any info on this family, Thanks, P Wells

P. Wells Wed 12/17/1997
THURSTON Anyone research John Bartlett THURSTON b.Dec 1830 in possibly Polk or Rutherford Co., or Grnvil Co., SC d. May (or possibly Mar) 1906. He was from Tyron, NC at some point in time. John Bart THURSTON is buried Reedy River Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenville Co., SC.  He married Wyzetta PRUITT about 1850.  She was from Pruitt Mt., SC.  They lived in Greenville Dist, Merritville Div., SC. After Wyzetta's death the young children were raised by other families.  James Marion Thurston was raised by Hattie LEE (not sure if surname) and one by a HIGHTOWER family. John bart married 2) Emma DEMPSEY. They lived in Pickens Co., SC by 1900. John Bartlett THURSTON served in Co. H 16th SC Regiment in Confederate States Army.  Interested in any info on this family. 
Thanks, P. Wells P.Wells@cbiinternet.com

David E McCarley Mon 12/01/1997 9:06:00pm
Searching for parents and siblings of Caswell Polk SANFORD, Sr., born ca 1778 (in NC according to census records). With the middle name, Polk, I was curious as to whether he could have been connected with Polk County.  He was in Jefferson, GA by 1802 and in Autauga County, AL by 1820.

Ronald W Arrowood Fri 11/28/1997
Looking for information on Henrietta King, My ggrandmother, was listed with a Caleb King in the 1860 Rutherford County Census.  But a report he wrote in 1888 she is not listed as one of his children. She was born in 1849 died in 1912.  Wife of James Caloway Ledbetter.
Any information would be helpful.

Judy L (Corne) Brayf Sun 11/16/1997 10:55:00pm
I am descended from Hiriam King and Almina (JACKSON) CORN of the Mills Spring area. Any cousins, I would love to hear from you. Hope this page grows with more queries.

Judy 

Kathleen Jones Ellis
Sat Feb 22 03:28:14 1997 Seeking information on ancestors of Bark R. JONES, b. 2/27/1866 in Polk Co. NC, d. 3/1/1907 in Buncombe Co, NC. and his wife, Hester R. HARDIN, b. 7/27/1876, d.3/3/1944. Both are buried in Riverview Cemetery In Buncombe Co. Bark and Hester, who were married 11/23/1890 in Asheville, were parents of the following children: Norman E. JONES, James D. JONES, Gussie JONES QUEEN, Joseph JONES, Leonard M. JONES, L.C. (Lonnie) JONES, Homer H. JONES, and Stella JONES BAILEY.

Harold Harrison Tue Feb 11 10:33:53 1997 </B> I have traced my BEll to 1805 Spartanburg S.C. The BELLS freely travled back and forth the Carolina boarder mostly in the Rutherford and Polk Co areas. This happened as late as 1898.My 4GG father was William Bell,born 1805. His wife Elizabeth Cole was born in 1811 Sptbg Co SC. I believe Thomas BELL is William's father. And Samuel BELL Is Thomas's father. And Christephor BELL is Samuel's father. I estimate Christopher birth at c1700. Does anyone have information on this?

John Legge Tue Feb 11 11:25:01 1997 MOSES PAYNE B:1806 rutherford co. NC. Moved on to Union Co. Georgia around 1840. Married ELIZABETH WALKER in 1827. Elizabeth Walker b:1809 rutherford co. Does anyone know his parents?

Glenn McCoullough Forrest II Sat Feb 15 20:06:14 1997 I'm researching the "For(r)est" family, which according to living members of the family, has some roots in Saluda, NC. The immediate problem is finding proof positive about the dates, names, and places of my grandfather, his parents, and any other family members.

The only lead I have, and this comes from living relatives who are satisified with what they remember, is that my grandfather John Franklin Forest came from Saluda, NC. No hard proof or fact exist which supports this or any other family lore concerning John Franklin.

1. John Franklin Forest was supposedly born in Saluda, NC in 1889. 2. He was vehement about his last name being spelled with one "R" versus two. Eight out of 10 of his children changed the spelling, unoffically, to Forrest. 3. John Franklin move to, spent most of his life, married, had all of his children, died, and is buried in Greenville, Greenville county, SC. He died in 1957. 4. He married Effie Belle Randolph, from Greenville, in about 1909. Effie Belle was born in 1895. 5. They had 10 children, in birth order, James Bruce, John Franklin Jr., Augustus Collier, Hester Burnell, Glenn McCoullough, ( my father ), Roy Otto, Barbara Elaine, James McAfee, William Thomas, and Dallah Andersen. The first 3 are deceased. The remainder all live in Greenville and they generally aren't interested in the family tree. They are satisfied with what they rememeber. 6. John Franklin was adamant about spelling his last name with 1 "R", Forest. Eight of the 10 children changed the spelling of the last name to Forrest, 2 "R's". Nobody can remember why they changed. The 1920 census supports the spelling with 1 "R". 7. Family memories are that John Franklin had several, among other children I guess, half brothers, Alvin, Seymore, and TC. Thus, his father might have remarried. Nobody knows. 8. The family remebers that John Franklin's father was named Ben or Benjamin Franklin For(r)est. No one can recall John Franklin's mothers name. 9. Family lore points to a cemetery plot at Page Mountain Baptist Church in Saluda, NC. The plot has a large tombstone that says B.J. Forrest, no date born, died in 1890. Here there are 22 graves. All except one of which spell the last name as Forrest, 2 "R's". The 1 exception John Forest, died in 1884, thus he couldn't be John Franklins father. 10. On the back of the tombstone it says the family of Ben Forrest: b-1851, D-1931. It then list his wife Melvia S. Forrest, b-1853, d-1923. It also list several family names none of which my father remembers. Glenn McCoullough Forrest II

C Richard Denton I am trying to research the Denton family which has been in Rutherford/Polk county since the late 1700's. Earliest US Archives put them in Columbus around 1750. They were landowners in the area. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. With thanks,

 

 

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