Chatham County, Georgia
Slightly Older Queries


Paula Newkirk Fri Jul 4 20:06:04 2008
I am trying to get information on my great grandfather, James HOLLINGSWORTH. He was married to the former Marion ORR in Savannah, GA in the late 1800s or early 1900s. He taught at the negro training institute, that is now Savannah State University. Any information and particularly any picture of him and of my great grandmother would be greatly appreciated.


william richardson Mon Jul 7 20:42:56 2008
Date of birth and death pf William RICHARDSON, buried at Colonial Park cemetery. Information would be appreciated.


Mary Greene Tue Jul 15 23:13:28 2008
Robert M. SCHNEIDER lived in Savannah, Chatham Co. GA. Robert M. SCHNEIDER had an illegitimate son Louis V., born 1908, by Marian "Mary" STILES. Robert then married 2nd to Mary MOORE and had more children.

Frances, please contact me regarding your Grandfather Robert M. SCHNEIDER. He is also my Grandfather. I have the DNA of his son, Louis and would like to compare DNA results.


Sarah Washington Fri Jul 25 12:40:20 2008
I'm searching for the family of Louise (RILEY) GREEN. She died during childbirth in 1933. She was married to Ellis GREEN of Cane Break Rd. now known as Ft. Argyle Rd. She had one son, Solomon, whom is deceased now and is my father. Her parents, as listed on the death certificate, were Steve RILEY and Martha CUMMING (maiden name). I understand that Steve's name was actually Stepney. On the death certificate the address is listed as 5 miles Augusta Rd. She was buried in Cherokee cemetary. Please contact me if you have any information or whereabouts of the RILEY family. or


Shawn Pearson Sat Jul 26 17:53:13 2008
I am searching for anyone that is a descendant to John L. WILKINSON 1762 last lived in Twiggs County Ga. I have information that some migrated to Savanah and has possession of his family bible. I am his 3rd. great grandson.


Gregory Christie Sat Jul 26 21:14:22 2008
Trying to find information on a Joseph RIVERS, thought to be one of the first black policemen in Savanah, Georgia.


daryl woods Sun Jul 27 05:10:33 2008
Looking for information on a Marion WOODS born in South Carolina 1860-70 . Myrtle Beach area .


Mary Sun Jul 27 20:48:34 2008
Seeking burial location of g-grandfather Harry J. LESHER, Sr. who died on 5 Sept 1938. Surname incorrectly spelled "LASHER" in 1920 fed census. My g-grandmother and grandparents relocated to PA in early 1920's. I suspect that Harry may have been destitute by the time of his demise. Any information re: name and/or location of hospital/residence as well as burial sites for indigent residents of Savannah City between 1920-1938 will be greatly appreciated.


jeffery cuyler Thu Jul 31 12:21:06 2008
Looking for any information on the CUYLERs. Trying to find out if any relation to any CUYLERs from Florida?


William T. Coleman Sat Aug 2 07:53:17 2008 NO EMAIL ADDRESS GIVEN, Please contact site manager with valid email address
Need to know whether my great-great grandfather, William J. COLEMAN and great-great grandmother Emily W. COLEMAN lived in Chatham County in the early to mid 1800's. My great-great grandfather, William J. COLEMAN served in the 60th Georgia infantry, Company G during the Civil War and was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam. He is buried in Frederick, Maryland. My great-great grandmother Emily Wright COLEMAN took her family, by wagon to Florida some time in the 1870's and settled in what is now Sumter County. I would like to know more about their origins


jeffery cuyler Thu Jul 31 12:21:06 2008
Looking for any information on the CUYLERs. Trying to find out if any relation to any CUYLERs from Florida.

Chatham County Police Department

David Humphrey Fri Aug 8 14:36:59 2008
I am looking for old photos of officers, equipment, etc. of the Chatham County Police Department. The department had its origin in 1912, and was merged with the Savannah Police Department in 2004. Thanks!


June Gardner Sun Aug 24 15:42:26 2008
Am looking for information on William J. "Willie" WELLS (b. 1850) and his spouse, Ella (FITTS) WELLS, b. in SC in 1868. The 1910 and 1920 census lists them in Effingham, GA with 8 children; John M., William Cooper, Robert Lemuel (married Udell Elizabeth SCOTT), Virginia D, Edwin R., Nettie F. (married a David BRAGG), Eulalia L. The first 5 children were born in SC, the last 3 in GA.

I know at one time the family was living in Port Wentworth, GA.
Any information will be appreciated.


June Gardner Sun Aug 24 15:48:59 2008
James Fitts WELLS, b. 25 Nov 1927 in GA, died 30 Jul 2001, Savannah, GA. Information on his family. Also his brother, Joe Robert WELLS, b. 19 Dec 1929, died in Guyton, Effingham, GA.

His grandmother was my grandfather's sister, Ella Fitts WELLS. Am trying to locate a any living relative of Ella Fitts WELLS.


Caroline Inman Wed Sep 10 02:37:15 2008
Need obit for Joseph Leonard BROWN, died sometime after 1993. He was born in Horry County SC, in 1923.


Thomas Grey Tue Sep 16 07:17:09 2008
Seeking info on Benjamin R. GREY.


Faye Kerstetter Wed Sep 17 18:31:41 2008
Samuel ANDERSON came to Wilkinson Co., GA in the mid 1840's met my great2 grandmother, married her 12/1845. They had two children. He came to Savannah in 1849 and put money in a bank for his daughter. Returned to Wilkinson Co.- either died or disappeared. I need to know what happened to the records and money that was in the banks in Savannah at the end of the Civil War. My great grandmother never came to get the money. I really want to find the bank records to assist me identifying Samuel's family and nationality. Does anyone know where I might find info on these banks?


Tibbie Newman Fri Sep 19 07:31:16 2008
I am looking for infomation about William Pope HARRISON, I have found posted on various HARRISON family web sites conflicting information regarding his father - some believe he was the son of William Baldwin HARRISON & Charity Adeline HUGHES. I would love to have any further information. Thank you.


T Clifton Tue Sep 23 11:04:05 2008
George W. CLIFTON filed a claim with the Southern Commission in 1873. (Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia) Witnesses for this claim included his wife Sarah, and a J. W. BUTLER. There is also a George W. CLIFTON listed on the 1860 census for Bryan County. I would like to hear from anyone researching this family.


Pennie Rodrriguez Sat Oct 4 09:49:00 2008
I have an ancestor who died and was said to have been buried on 6 Jun 1814, in Prolate, Chatham, Georgia. His name is Rezin/Reason DAVIS. I cannot find this town - does anyone have information?
Thankyou, Pennie


Ken R Sat Oct 4 18:51:34 2008
I would like to receive any or all information you have on Danny Lewis HANSFORD, born March 1, 1960 and died May 2, 1981. Thank you fro your time and cooperation in this matter.


EVANGELIST EMMA GALE Thu Oct 9 14:42:09 2008
My mother (Mary Ellen ANDREWS (deceased 1970, lived and married out of my Grandmother (Julia BOYD)'s house. when she was seventeen (circa 1925). I had the original invitation to "Bismarck" Street, it is now lost. I believe the last name of the gentleman she married was ROBINSON.
Also, I woud very much like to place a head-stone on my grandmother's grave, but sadly can only remember her name, and that she passed in 1940 (later my mother returned from Philadelphia, Pa, and cared for her during her illness.
Blessings on you for whatever you might do to assist me.
I reside in Jacksonville, but our family church and cemetery is Bull Island Cemetery, on the Altamaha Road.


Elizabeth Gold Sat Oct 18 21:41:08 2008
I am trying to identify the parents of Edward Dupont HOOD, Sr. He was married to Elizabeth/Bessie ELLIS. He was born approx 1889 and died 1959.


Nell Sun Oct 26 00:43:08 2008
I'm looking for any information on Joshiah CARTER that married to Clara CARTER. Need to know who his parents were and his sisters and brothers.


Richard H. Lynch Thu Nov 6 12:21:54 2008
I'm searching for any info on a J. MORGAN, who enlisted on 16 Sep 1862 in Co.B, 8th Inf., GA and survived the war. He is a possible ancestor.


Mary Esther Smith Sat Nov 22 23:28:55 2008
Silas Francis BROOKS was my great uncle, he died 1975 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens cemetery. My grandmother, Donie Esther BROOKS married Horace Duggan LORD. They were from Washington County Ga. Donie was a sister to Silas. I need someone who can get me the Birth and Death dates for him and his wife Daisy, his first wife Orie may be buried there also. Silas had 2 sons, Robert Cecil and Charles B. BROOKS, would love to hear from any of the family.
My e-mail:


pamela awtry Mon Nov 24 06:50:33 2008
I am seeking information on Alexander J C SHAW who married Mary PUTNAM in 1825 Chatham County Savannah Georgia. She was the daughter of Margaret RATREY (actually AWTREY / AUTREY). Both of these ladies were widows. I have found their wills but unable to read the writing. I am trying to find Mary PUTNAM's first husband and the name of her mother's husband to link them in the AUTREY / AWTREY family lines. Any information would be appreciated. I know they drew in the land lottery in 1827 Mary PUTNAM from Baines District/Carroll County and her mother Margaret AUTREY / AWTREY drew in 1827 Bains District/Coweta County. Thank you.


Bruce Saunders Sun Nov 30 21:55:09 2008
I'm looking for descendants or family connections of Hamlin Eppes SAUNDERS (b. 27 Feb. 1866 Nansemond Co., Va.) Son of James Riddick and Diana Ophelia Eppes SAUNDERS. He married Carrie GLASS on 09 March 1909 in Savannah or Chatham Co., GA. They had at least one son William Glass SAUNDERS (b. 01 Apr. 1916 and died 08 Mar. 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland) Buried Savannah, Ga.

I have a lot of information on Hamlin's family and I'm willing to share. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Bruce Saunders


Dixie Richardson Thu Dec 4 06:37:02 2008
Newspaper 1789 reported Dr. John HALL applying for letters of Admin. on estate of Thomas ELLIOTT, deceased, former husband of Mrs. Elizabeth HALL, John's wife. John and Elizabeth married in 1788. Need to know why this estate wasn't settled by originally named executor ELLIOTT's brother Benjamin. ELLIOTT's sister Eliza, named in his will of 1786, was wife of Glen DRAYTON. Any info on Thomas ELLIOTT, especially dates of his marriage to Elizabeth (BAYNARD) and his death needed. Thanks.


Dixie Richardson Tue Dec 9 04:21:21 2008
Thomas ELLIOTT's widow Elizabeth Ann (nee BAYNARD?) married John HALL in Chatham County in l788; need a marriage record. John HALL applied for letters of adminstration for his wife re the estate of Thomas ELLIOTT in 1789. Why?


Barbara Harvey Tue Jan 27 14:58:53 2009
I am searching for an obituary on Larry Brent TUCKER. He died July 22, 1962. His son has asked me to search for this obit and any other info that can be found. Have hit a brick wall. I do know he died in Chatham County, Ga.. Any help or info on where to go for help would be appreciated. His son was small child when his father died.
Thank you. Barbara Harvey

Screven County Death - 1968

Richard Wilde Sun Feb 1 19:19:18 2009
I am looking for the name of the person responsible for the deaths of three persons, plus his own death, in an auto accident in Screven County Georgia, in the month of April and the year, 1968.


Claudia Edmondson Mon Feb 9 15:14:55 2009
I am looking for any records related to Anna E. (WISE) COURSON / COULSON BLITCH and William Thomas BLITCH.


Marjie Emery Tue Feb 10 15:52:24 2009
I am looking for the family of SSGT Vincent E SUMMERS. He was killed in Iraq on October 5th 2005. I would like to speak to anyone that knew about him personally. Thank you


Carol Tue Feb 17 17:24:17 2009
Searching for info re: "Robert Lee NELSON" of Savannah, GA, circa 1885-1950+.


Carol Tue Feb 17 17:26:54 2009
Searching for info re family of Obediah EDWARDS (father & son) and daughters Mary or Margaret or Maude, and Marie of Chatham County, Ga. circa 1900-1920.


chuck hice Sun Feb 22 22:35:38 2009
I have information on the ORSINI family which owned Orsini Bros. store in Savannah on Bay St.
Ican be contacted at


anna hall Sat Mar 7 16:57:28 2009
I'm looking for Hiram LEE. He lived in Savannah around 1800. He might have been in the Civil War. He is my grand father's Dad. My great grand mother gave him her last name HOLLAND.


Sean Moriarty Mon Mar 9 13:41:18 2009
Looking for any information before enlistment of Thomas MORIARTY (late of Fraser's Battery, Pulaski GA Artillery 1861-63), or his wife Catherine. I have his war record. Looking for origin information, or whatever happened to his war widow.
(Appears in 1850 census for Chatham County; pg 276B)


Kylie Fri Mar 13 13:57:15 2009
Looking for the grave site of or any information about William Richard COOLER. Died in 1964 I believe.


Renata Lefcourt Sat Mar 14 12:50:45 2009
I am looking for the burial of E. M. HAAR, died October 24. 1947 and her husband Frederick H. HAAR, died 20. September 1935.
I do not know if they were buried in a Lutheran or Catholic cemetery.
Any help would be appreciated,
Renata Lefcourt


Sheridan Barringer Thu Mar 19 16:50:10 2009
Charles E. PFOERTNER committed suicide at a motel in Savannah on Sept. 28, 1950. It was a sensational case as described in the newspapers of that date. Does anyone have access to newspapers of the next day or two after the suicide? These may provide more details. I am interested in anything that would list his wife's name. He was "residing" in Fulton County - so perhaps the Atlanta newspapers would have an obituary? I think he moved to Fulton County between 1946 and 1950. Thanks for any help on this!
Sheridan Barringer


Lynn Wed Mar 25 10:12:59 2009
Want to know who Danny Lewis HANSFORD's father is? My surname is HANSFORD and I know we have roots to Georgia.


CARLETHA BROWN Mon Mar 30 17:35:55 2009
Trying to find out what hospital I was born in Feb. 23, 1964. Also, where can I locate the birth picture?


Kris Moss Tue Mar 31 15:34:28 2009
I am looking for information on William MOSS, a merchant, plantation owner, and Loyalist who was banished from Savannah after the Revolutionary War. Please help me with anything you may have.
Kris Moss


Pat Tue Apr 7 19:24:08 2009
Are there marriage records dating around 1800 period for Savannah, GA.?


Pat Tue Apr 7 19:24:08 2009
Are there marriage records dating around 1800 period for Savannah, GA.?


Edgar M. Wise Tue Apr 21 18:00:25 2009
I am trying to trace my family line through my paternal grand father Ned WISE. Recent research places his birth year as 1869. As near as I can deduce, Ned married Julia MULDREW in 1907 and fathered a daughter named Mildridge. Ned and Julia would subsequently bear Ruth, Milton, Georgia and William. My research leads me to believe that Ned and Julia either separated or divorced, and Ned subsequently married a lady named Easter. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


CARLETHA BROWN Fri Apr 24 05:50:44 2009
I was born to Bessie LING-REED in 1964. I never knew my father. I was born in Chatham County, GA. in the Georgia Infirmary Hospital. There was some talk of him being a white police officer in Savannah, GA. Does anyone know who he may be? He may have been a married man. My mother is black and worked in the hotel industry after coming from Garnet, SC sometime in the 1950'S. She later married a man named Clarence BROWN, whom I have known as my Dad.
Thanks for any info.


Dan Hocter Fri Apr 24 11:12:27 2009
Looking for any references to HOCTER / HOCTOR in this area from 1860-1900. Thanks.


Carol Bass Thu Apr 30 08:52:52 2009
I am trying to find a copy of my Father's birth certificate.
His given name was Gilbert Heath PARKER and he was born on December 20, 1908? 1909?
Can you help me?

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