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ADKINS Harris Atkins 27 Nov 1998

John ADKINS -- I am looking for information about the families of John and Elizabeth ADKINS and John W. (their oldest son) and Ann DALY ADKINS who were living in Houston Co, during the period 1840 to 1860. John and Elizabeth lived on property in District#10 (lots #27 and/or 38). John W. and Ann and family were listed in the 1860 census living on a large plantation which appeared to be owned by the EVESETTO (?) family. John 's occupation was listed as overseer. -- Harris Atkins, Issaquah WA


Seeking info on Allen ALBRITTON. What I know is he died prior to 1861 and his second wife's name was Rebecca. I know of four children, Matthew H., Littleton L., Mariah, Mary Jane. Would also like info on my g-grandfather, Matthew H. ALBRITTON 1842-1915. He moved from Houston Co. to Berrien Co. around 1861.

ALGIERS Julie O'Neil Perkins

Seeking correspondence with researchers of William D. and / or Isaac ALGIERS of Houston and Macon counties, early 1800s.


Looking for information on Joseph B. BARRETT and his wife Louise HOWARD of Houston Co. They were in 1870 census . They went to Texas ab 1880. Does anyone have a bible for the HOWARD family ? Their children were James Edward, Mary Lou, John Howard, Ada B. Would appreciate any help with this. Looking for information about James E. BARRETT and his wife Ann ASBERRY.m-ab 1836 where ? After James died his wife Ann m- Dec 14,1859 to John A. HOWARD.

Would appreciate information on the HOWARD's too. They were from Houston Co.

BOND Mrs. Peggy Heard

Charity BOND LOWERY bn 6 Mar 1792, married Benjamin LOWERY 1815 in Franklin Co GA. They moved to MS, Ben died, Charity went back to GA. There is a Charity MOORE on the 1850 Houston Co. census, may have married Hamilton MOORE.

Have been unable to find anything on her so any info will be appreciated

BROOKS Donna ShineWall

Searching for info. re. John S. BROOKS, b 1796 in Oglethorpe Co, GA, maybe son of James BROOKS. Believed to have moved to Houston Co. about 1821. He also married Elizabeth COBB around 1821.

BUFF Elaine Turk 01 Dec 1998

One of my ancestors, Sarah ("Sallie") Catherine BUFF, was born near Hickory Grove Church in Houston Co., GA. Does anyone know if this church still exists and if so, where it is, and is there a cemetery on the property? Please e-mail me if you know.

CHERRY / HEARD Gaila Merrington

I am looking for information on William CHERRY (1804 - 1863) and Edna Perrin HEARD (1824 - ?) Married 2nd: Meredith ARNETT. In the 1880 Census, they had a young boy with them: Robert GRIGGERS.

What was the connection? Can anyone explain who Robert GRIGGERS was?

CUTTS Lygia Dawkins Cutts

I am researching the family of Joseph CUTTS, a Revolutionary War patriot, who died in Houston Co., GA. His will is probated 9 SEP 1833 in Houston Co., GA. It lists his wife, Mary and the following children: Elisha (Elijah), Mary Ratliff, Nancy Hilyard, Elizabeth Carrell, Sarah Smith, Phoebe Watson William P. Cutts. There is also a Jermiah CUTTS listed as an excutor of this will.

Would love to hear from anyone reseraching the CUTTS surname!

DESHAZER or ZOSIER Becky Yamagami

Am seeking info on a John DESHAZER (as listed on microfiche) who married a Mahala WILLOUGHBY in Houston Co., GA on 1 JUL1833. Mahala remarried in Bibb Co., GA in Aug. of 1834 and their only child (?) Aaron was raised by his uncle, Solomon. Would love to know what happened to John.

DUKE Dave Duke

My grandfather, David Crawford DUKE, was born in Houston County in 1872. He married my grandmother, Lavicey Clementine DUKE, (yes, they both had the same surname before marriage) about 1891-2 and they produced 7 children: Malvin, Benny Stewart, Gladys, Ethel, Dewey, Cecil and Carroll. Dewey subsequently became my father. David C. DUKE owned 405 acres of land in Houston County in District 8, lot 127. It was sold after his death to James Jones in two parcels. One parcel of 202 1/2 acres was sold by Carol, Dewey, and Tiney on apr19, 1923 and it was recorded in book 30 pg 229. One parcel of 202 1/2 acres was sold by Melvin and Steward on Dec. 8, 1928 and is recorded in book 31, pg 537. The census lists the location of their property as being in "Military Captain's District #528 Ninth".

I would like to find out the exact location of the property so that I can research records which may give me a clue where my grandfather came from. So far I have not been able to trace that lineage beyond him.

ENGLISH Ruben English

I am seeking geneology information about my family's history and its family members who live or have lived in now Peach County. Most lived in Powersville, which at one time was part of Houston County. The ENGLISH family is connected to the CLIETT and SCATTERGOOD families of which I am also interested in.

FRENCH Joe F. French

I am looking for the parent and birthplace of Joseph P. FRENCH b. 1812. I have information that he may have married in Houston Co. Georgia. He married Mary W. BROWN in 1833 and the information I have said he married in Marion Co. Georgia. Recently, I was e-mailed information that there is a marriage on June 27, 1833 in Houston Co. for Joseph and Mary W. BROWN. Many thanks.

GOYNE Tim Hudson

Interested in data on Hiram Davis GOYNE who lived in Houston Co GA between about 1834 and 1848. Hiram's son Henry B. T. GOYNE married Mary Ann MURRAY in Houston, 1845. Who were her parents? Hiram D. GOYNE married secondly in 1837, Houston Co., to Susannah LUPO. Then, in 1841, Hiram's son William J. GOYNE married Julia Ann LUPO.

What was the connection between the LUPOs?

GRAVES Cheryl W Romanow

I am looking for information on Joel Spencer GRAVES who lived in the Greenfield community, Houston County, around 1848. He was my g-g-grandfather. I have some information on him but I am always looking for more. He and his brother, Eli, built several Presbyterian churches in southwest Georgia.

HAMMOCK William Rich

Looking for descendants of Lewis HAMMOCK / Felix HAMMOCK. Felix had a peach farm in Houston County adjacent to Houston Lake. Felix's son Kelly Allen HAMMOCK is my Grandfather.

Please if you have any info on HAMMOCKs of Houston County please contact me.

HARRIS Becky Dozier

I am researching a Henry C. HARRIS (1841-1894) who married Zetella MARSHALL, I recently found Henry on the census with his parents William (1805-1874) and Harriett HARRIS (1807-1889). Can anyone help me find the parents of Wm HARRIS and the surname of Harriett? William received a land grant in Oglethorpe Co., Ga in 1821 and that is all I know about this man.

ANY HELP is appreciated.

HOLLY Mike Ball

I am researching the HOLLY family in South Carolina and North Florida and believe there is a link to the HOLLY family in Houston County.

If anyone has any information on the HOLLYs that lived in Houston County in the 1820 to 1840 period please contact me.

HOWARD Sandra Riner 1 Dec 1998

Micheal HOWARD born abt 1792 in SC married Templesia [name spelled different ways] ?? born abt 1793 in SC. I`m looking for any information especially Tempie`s maiden name. Their children are: Templesia, Wade Hampton, Joseph W, Richmond W, Enoch, Stancel, William H, Allen A and Caroline.

I`m especially looking for Templesia`s maiden name but any information would be appreciated on any of these people. Thank You

JACKSON Paul Wright

Searching for Hiram M. JACKSON and family.

JOHNSON Sandra Riner 1 Dec 1998

I`m looking for any information on John JOHNSON born abt. 1801 in Tn or Ky.who married Lillian BUSBY born about 1802 in SC. Does anyone know John or Lillian`s parents or have any information on them. They had several children one of which was Isiah who married Tempie HOWARD. I would love to share information with anyone working on this family

JOHNSON Paul Wright

Searching for Hardy JOHNSON and family.

JONES J. William Jones

Researching my gg-Grandfather, William JONES, b. in Houston Co., Ga. abt 1832. I believe he moved to Russell Co., Al. later and then to Eclectic, Montgomery Co., Al. His first wife was Mary ??. I'm not sure of his second wife. He served in the CSA in the 34th Reg. of the Alabama Volunteers. Lost his leg in the Battle of Stones River, (Murphreesboro, Tn.) and was discharged on the 30th of April 1863. After the war he removed to the Cahaba Valley in St. Clair Co., Al. where he is buried among family in the Moody Church cemetery.

LEWIS Lea L. Dowd

Looking for info and siblings of Nathan G. LEWIS. He was listed in the 1850 census as being b. abt. 1822 in SC. Also listed with him were Elizabeth 22, Mary 8, Martha 6, Louisa 4, and Lawrence 10 months.

LIGHTFOOT Suzanne Sowell

Am searching for the maiden name and parents of of Julia - who was married to Julius C. LIGHTFOOT and recorded in the 1850 Houston Co. census as having child 7 1/2 months. At that time Julius was 20 and Julia was 18.

LIPSEY / SMITH Matthew Lipsey

I am in search of any information pertaining to Arthur LIPSEY. He lived in Houston Co., GA ca 1834. He appears in Houston Co., GA , Will Book "A" 1827--55, Inferior Court Min. 1821--36, 1836--52 ~ Volume I of William R. Henry's compilation: Pg. 46 "Arthur LIPSEY appointed uardian of the person and property of Thomas L. SMITH, Daniel W. SMITH, Sarah Ann Euridice SMITH, John Gardner SMITH, and Joseph Andrew SMITH, upon his giving bond for $5000."

Any information on Arthur and the others is very much appreciated. Thank you!


Researching Joseph MARSHBURN family from NC who settled in Houston Co., GA before 1850? Son, Nicholas MARSHBURN mar O'NEAL lived in Perry. Son, James Joseph MARSHBURN mar (1) ? she died in Fl, mar (2) in 1860, Lucy T. BARNES daughter of Wesley B. BARNES of SC and Mary L. WOMACK of Gadsden Co FL.

MATHIS Diana Sjoberg

Looking for MATHIS esp. Mary Wood MATHIS b. 1850 possibly James / Jimmy MATHIS.

McNEESE Sylvia A. Falgout

Am researching the McNEESE family of Houston Co., GA . Family lived in Henderson-Old Hickory Hill - Haneyville - Elko area, early 1800 to about 1923.

Would appreciate any info that might be out there

MOORE Sue Conley

Searching for the parents of Benning T. MOORE b. 7 Oct 1831 in (I believe) Houston County. He was married to Susan Sylvia MURPH and he died 3 June 1905.

Any help appreciated.

NEWELL Charlene Newell

Mary NEWELL is on the 1870 GA census for Houston Co. Would like to find out if she is the mothe rof my Great Grandfather Peter NEWELL, whose father is supposed to have been killed in the Civil War. Also, on Peter's death certificate, his mother's maiden name is listed as WRIGHTCOCK in unclear handwriting.

Would appreciate any info on Mary NEWELL

PARKER Lygia Dawkins Cutts

I am researching the family of James PARKER and his wife Rebecca. According to census records they were both born in NC. James is listed in records of Joseph CUTTS'will. It is either him or his son James (Jr.) that was guardian of the children of Elijah / Elisha CUTTS. Elijah CUTTS married his daughter, Rebecca PARKER before 1830. In 1830, Elijah and Rebecca are found in Lowndes Co., GA and by 1840, they are in Sumter Co., GA along with James PARKER (Jr.) and other PARKER family members.

Any help with this line would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

POWELL Edward G. Looney

James POWELL (b. abt 1803 in GA) m. Clementine PERKINS (b. abt 1814 in SC). They were the parents of 9 children born in Houston County, GA between 1829 and 1850. A 10th was born in Cherokee County, TX, in 1857.

PRITCHETT Peggy C. Hancock

Am searching for info on Isiah PRITCHETT and Dorothy (Dolly) BROWN, m. 6 Nov 1836, Houston co., GA.. Family located in 1840 Houston co. census; in 1850 the family had moved to Meriwether co., GA, living in the household of David BROWN; by 1860 Dorothy is head of household and the family is living in Macon, Bibb co., GA. Children include: Frances (f), John, Mary, William, Isam Taylor. Isam Taylor PRITCHETT ended up in Heard co., GA in time to enlist and fight in the Civil War. I have info on Isam Taylor PRITCHETT, but know nothing else about his parents or siblings.


RAFFIELD Benny Raffield

I am looking for information on the family of William RAFFIELD jr. He is listed in the 1850 census of Houston County, Georgia with wife Elizabeth and son John. He had 8 other children. I am a descendant of John H. RAFFIELD who later lived in Rebecca, Georgia. This family came from Sumter, South Carolina sometime after 1830 as John was born in South Carolina about 1829.

I am very interested in hearing from other RAFFIELD or RAFIELD or RAYFIELDs who may be researching this family.


I need the names of the parents of Arthur W. REDDING, who lived in Harris Co., GA in 1850, and where they lived. Arthur was a minister in the "Methodist connection South" for over 50 yrs. He died in Houston Co., GA 8 JUN1851 in the home of his son, Robert Campbell REDDING.

ROSS Clara L. Chandler

Seeking information on the parents of Enoch ROSS Sr. Enoch ROSS's date of birth is unknown. The only name on Enoch's death record was his father Stanford ROSS. Enoch died 12/28/1932 in Perry Houston co, GA. buried in the SWIFT cemetery. Married Nancy Swift dau. of Walton / Walter and Harriett SWIFT. They had seven or eight children: Enoch Jr., Dora Ross Baldwin, Florene Ross Neal Henderson, Tommie (TUBBY) Ross, Florence Ross King, Hattie, Mamie and Rosa Lee Ross Lane. If anyone has information on this family I would greatly apprecaite hearing from you. Where is this cemetery located? Florene Neal Henderson was the last one to pass away at the ripe old age of 103 according to my mother. Her address at the time of her death was in Perry, GA.

Please note, this is an African-American Family

ROYAL Jonathan Murray

Seeking the ancestry of Asa ROYAL, the father of Julianne ROYAL who married John S MURRAY. Asa ROYAL was born in Burke Co, and lived and probably died in Houston Co. about 1830-40.

Would appreciate hearing from any ROYAL or MURRAY cousins.


Seeking info on J. T. RYDER referred to as member of The Methodist Church at Perry, GA in book FIRST HUNDRED AND TEN YEARS OF HOUSTON CO GA, Chapter 5. My grandfather, Thomas Jefferson RYDER, was born 1867 or 1871 in GA, but don't have names of parents or siblings. Seeking info on any and all RYDERs to tie him in. Thomas Jefferson RYDER married Lillie BRIDGES, dau of Wiley and Eliza BRIDGES, then moved to AL.

SHELLY Mac Davis

I am interested in any information on parents of Malachi SHELLY born 4 March 1804 in SC. and Betsy CLOUD born 1806 in SC. They were married in Houston County, GA on 15 Sep 1835. Both died in Henry County AL. He is 1877 She in 1888. I believe her mother may have been named Sarah.

SHEPPARD Shirley Derington

I am searching for any information on the SHEPPARD family of Houston County. Henry SHEPPARD was born in Pitt County, N. C. and married Elizabeth (HADDOCK)?. Henry died in Houston County in 1829. He did not leave a will so Guardians were chosen for the children, Robert (m. Sarah SUTTON), Henry (m. Mary Ann), Elizabeth (m. Drury TAYLOR), Mary (m. Jonathan GOYNE), and Furney (m. Sarah R. SMITH) , who were minors. He also had sons John and William. Ratliff ECHOLS, James KILLEN. and Thomas MCWILLIAMS were named as Guardians. Henry's widow, Elizabeth, married John JOINER. The above children were heirs to William HADDOCK of Hartford, Pulaski County, Ga. and William HADDOCK of Pitt County, N. C. I would appreciate any information on the above families and will gladly exchange my information.

SHIRAH / LISENBY Jeffrey W. Shirah

Looking for information on the father of Robert W. G. SHIRAH b. 1843, Houston County, GA, d. 1879, upper 5th distric, Houston County, GA and Catherine SHIRAH b. 1842, Houston County, GA. First name, marriage, birth date, birthplace, etc. are all unknown to me. His wife was Lovie (maiden name unknown)b. c. 1822, Georgia, d. 1894, Houston County,GA. He may have been closely related to Andrew J. SHIRAH, b. c. 1827,S.C., who lived in Houston County.

Also searching for information on Catherine SHIRAH, her husband William P. LISENBY, b. 1848, GA, and any descendants. Their children as known to me: Charles H. LISENBY b. c. 1873, Houston County,GA, John R. LISENBY b. c. 1875, Houston County, GA CRORAEL? F. LISENBY b. c. 1876, Houston County, GA Lovie V. LISENBY b. c. 1879, Houston County, GA Sallie LISENBY b. March, 1884, Upper 5th distric, Houston Co,GA Edgar LISENBY b. August 1886, Upper 5th distric, Houston Co,GA

ANYTHING on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Willing to share additional imformation with anyone interested.

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My gg-grandfather John Wesley Sutphin was a Confederate solider from Virginia. In 1864 he was hospitalized in Macon and later captured by Union troops there. After the war, he settled in Houston Co. (Perry P.O.) and married(?) a lady named Mary Ann SIMMONSs, who was supposedly from the surrounding area. Her 1915 death certificate stated that her father was "Alex Simmons" and that she was born in Georgia. They moved to Virginia around 1877 and we know very little about her family.

I would like to contact with any persons knowing about or researching the SIMMONSs family in this area.

SMITH Mrs. Peggy S. Ratliff

Looking for info on Wilson SMITH b. ca 1807 in NC married Mathursda Ann JOINER in Houston Co ca 1834. I can't go back any further. Any help appreciated.

SMITH Barbara Moore

Searching for the parents of Joel SMITH and Elizabeth LANE who were married 22 December 1844 in Houston County. Joel SMITH was born ca 1816. They had the following children: Thomas Armon (born 21 August 1846) married Rebecca DONALDSON on 26 July 1868; Joel J., (born 1 January 1850) married Sarah DONALDSON on 14 June 1868; Samuel W. W. (born 15 June 1853; Robert A. E. (born 15 March 1858.

SMITH Charlotte & Bill Hines

Needham SMITH, son of William and Mary [RICHARDS] SMITH, born Johnston County, NC about 1775, died by 31 Dec 1843 in Houston County, GA. Married about1790, GA, Tabitha TILLMAN. Needham and Tabitha the parents of: Elizabeth m. Cullin COX A daughter m. HARDIN Sarah Mariah (abt 1791-abt 1871) m. John M. SHIREY, English (abt 1794-17 Dec 1861) m. 1st Margaret DEAN m. 2nd Kizah FORBS Richard Thomas (abt 1795-21 Jan 1850) m. Sarah HARDIN, Needham Jr. (7 Apr 1796-7 Jul 1854) m. Ardelia SMITH, Jane (abt 1797-) m. Richard JOHNSON, Edith (abt 1801-) m. Allen RAINES William (14 Mar 1806-Nov 1856) m. Sarah S. SMITH James (abt 1814-) m. Sarah ?

I have a great deal of information to share regarding the descendants of Needham SMITH.

SMITH Robert B. Turlington

I am looking for any information on my grandfather Dreyfus Cortez SMITH born November 21, 1898 in Byron, Georgia. He died February 28, 1970 in Houston County, Georgia and is buried in Perry. His father was Alexander Franklin Smith b. June 3, 1858, mother was Nancy Eugenia Rushing and his grandfather was Elijah Morris Smith. Siblings include: Elijah Morris Smith II, Clara Myrtle Smith, Grady Alexander Smith, Lorena Smith, Donald Hill Smith, and James Rushing Smith. All born between 1886 and 1898. Can anyone offer any information on this family?

SOLOMON Jacob L. Bateman.III

I am looking for information on any record of the SOLOMON family. Now the family I am looking for is the family of Lazarus SOLOMON and wife Elizabeth BEDGOOD. I am interested to see if any of their children might be listed in Houston County records. Their daughter Delilah first married a John LAND, but I am not sure where. Henry SOLOMON maybe listed in Houston County Records. William SOLOMON who marsried Susan SMITH may alsobe listed in this county's records. Other children are Mary BRANTLEY, John SOLOMON, D'arcy SOLOMON WALL, James SOLOMON, Peter SOLOMON, Hardy SOLOMON, Carah / Cary SOLOMON, Lewis SOLOMON. These would be listed records dating between 1815-1870.

I need all the information that I can get on this family. Thank you

SPRADLEY Gail Calhoun Cole

Allen P. v is listed on the 1850, 1860, 180 Fed Census for Houston Co. His wife was Mary L. CHRISTMAS, dau. of Nathan CHRISTMAS, Sr. Celia BAKER? Christmas McCOY. He owned land in Houston and Dooly counties in this period.

I have some info but would like to know when and from where the family came to Georgia. Who were the parents fo Alle P.? When &where did he die? Any info helpful. Would love to correspond with "cousins".

STATHAM / HALL Elaine Hendricks

Looking for anyone researching the STATHAM family of Houston County. William Dabney STATHAM born about 1760 in VA died 19 June 1846 in Houston County. His wife was Frances Meredith born about 1772 in VA died 15 May 1843 in Houston County. His daughter Nancy STATHAM married William HALL 1 January 1824 in Wilkinson County. William and Nancy moved to Talbot County. Will share info.


I am researching my STUBBS ancestory. My grandfather was Joseph Emmett STUBBS, son of Lycurcus STUBBS and Emily Susan IMMONS, who was son of Abner STUBBS and Martha Ann WOODWARD, who was son of Peter STUBBS and Ann HAMMOND.

VINSON Mary Calvo

I am looking for the parents of Benjamin Franklin VINSON b. 2/1836 in GA. According to census, both parents were from NC. I noticed a lot of VINSONs in Houston Co, so I thought I would take a shot.

VINSON Bruce & Laura Northrop

Researching the descendant's of Ebenezer Calloway VINSON, grandfather of Sen. Carl VINSON

WATSON Gail Taggart

Seeking information on a John O. WATSON B. 1801 wife Eliz. I find them on the 1830/40/50/60 census in Houston County. Children are Aron, Harrison, Robert, John Jr., Thomas, Isaac, Winningham, Littleton, Matthew and Dempsey. I believe both John O. Eliz. are from SC. I am from looking for parents of John O. and any further information you could help with. I am from Winningham's line and also seeking info. on his son Almon Edward who married Minnie SCOGGINS in 1894 in Thomas County.


I am looking for info about John Pendleton WESTBROOK (b. 12 Sep 1870, d. 13 Jul 1920) who lived near Perry. His wife was Volumbia KING from Cleburne Co., AL.

WINHAM Ken Leach

I am looking for information on Rev. Allen WINHAM who with his wife, Parthenia BUSH, and 7 children, left Houston County GA in the fall of 1845 for Rocky Mount, Louisiana.

I have the descendants, but cannot find ancestors.

WOODALL Sharitta Odom

I am looking for any information on Elihue Mary WOODALL, they left Houston Co Ga in 1849. It is possible that he held a county or government position, as he was the First Chief Justice and Postmaster of McCulloch County Texas in 1860. These were my Great Great Great Grandparents. Their children were, Ann Elizabeth WOODALL born 1825, Margaret M born 1831, John P. born 1833, William born 1835, Jarret Watson WOODALL born 1837, Kenneth Bryan WOODALL born 1839, Leroy P. born 1845. I have guessed at their year of birth from the 1850 Bienville Parish Census Records so the dates may not be entirely correct.





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