2005 Queries
Hancock County, Georgia

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FREDA MUSE FEASTER Wed Jan 5 22:19:21 2005
Rebecca YARBOROUGH, father John YARBOROUGH. mother Unknown. Married Daniel MUSE late 1700 or early 1800's. Died about 1845/1848. Children Thomas and Elizabeth, two proven of estimated four or five. Does anyone have anything on these YARBOROUGHs?


Lera Henkel Thu Jan 6 18:44:07 2005
Cullen C. DENNIS was my GGrandfather. He married Matilla DICKENS. He lived in Sparta Georgia. I would like to know who his parents were and where he was from in Georgia.


Bill Jones Tue Jan 11 08:29:26 2005
I am searching for what happen to Lunsford (Lunceford) BRANTLEY who married Christiline WALLER in 1943 in Hancock Co. Lunsford was the son on Amos BRANTLEY and Christiline was the daughter of Ellis M. WALLER. I can find no records for their deaths as to where or when. If anyone has a clue to what happen to either of these two from Hancock Co. please contact me at

I also have the two volume books on the history of Hancock County by Elizabeth Wiley Smith. These two books total apprx. 400 pages but are not indexed. I will be glad to do lookups.

Please give as much info as possible as to names,dates and locations within Hancock Co.


Ann BARTLETT Lee Fri Jan 14 23:23:16 2005
I'm in dire need of someone to help me by doing any look-up they may find on John BARTLETT Sr.of Hancock County , Georgia . He died after the 1840 census. Looking hard for will , children , wife , anything I can find on him. I pray someone will help me , thank you . You may reach me at Palee55@aol.com


Priscilla Davis Mon Jan 31 10:31:19 2005
Seeking any info on ancestor Jesse MALLETT, Sr. Thank you.


Dennis Knoles Mon Jan 31 20:57:23 2005
I have an ancestor named Margaret (Patsy) GREER who immigrated from Ireland at 1 year of age in 1789. She married Prettyman KNOLES in 1802 in Hancock County, GA. I am searching for the GREER family ancestors.


George Lewis Mon Feb 7 03:32:12 2005
I have a James W. LEWIS born in Rutherford County, 1860 Gaston County, N.C. census, b 1815 d 1890+ -, married Susannah CLEMMER in Gaston in 1845. Lewis family tree shows J W went to Ga and died in 1845. Do you have a grave location? What are the chances this man left Ga came to N.C. and started a new family?


muhammad abdullah Mon Feb 7 18:00:26 2005
Good afternoon. I just received information from a descendant of the SWINTs and I would like to know about William SWINT born 1816 in Hancock,GA.and his family and their slaves? As well as any information on RICHARDSON slaveowners of Hancock,GA.? As well as the SWINTs and other families who were slaveowners who migrated to Cass county, Texas with their slaves prior to the Civil War?
Tthank you. Muhammad Abdullah PO Box 338 Compton, CA 90223


Brenda OBrien Thu Feb 10 12:25:28 2005
Looking for any information on William BROWN married Sarah BRYANT June 16,1822 in Sparta Georgia. Looking for his mother and father's name. He went to Alabama from Georgia. He was born in 1800 and Sarah was born in 1801 in Georgia.
Thanks Brenda


Mike Berry Tue Feb 15 02:24:42 2005
Looking for any information on Richard KNOWLES born about 1770 in Ireland. Known children: Richard; Edmund; Rachel; Phoebe and Benjamin Evans.

The 1st Richard is said to have died in Alabama while his son, Richard, was born about 1770 in Ireland and died in 1866 and buried in 16th cemetery in Drew Co. Ar.
The latter Richard had these children: Lemuel; Jack and William.
Any information about the Richard Knowles in Ireland is appreciated.
Mike Berry


Lori Davis Thu Feb 24 11:09:42 2005
Joseph Bowen HITCHCOCK and Mary E. (Lizzie) BEASLEY were married Feb.11,1875 in Hancock Co. As far as I know she was born abt.1845 in Hancock Co also. She is my 2nd great grandmother and would love to have more info on the BEASLEYs in Hancock Co.

I also have an old photo album of hers with some names written above the pictures. Some of the names and photos are John BEASLEY, West OVERSTREET, Wilson TURNER, Oscar SMITH, Bobbie PERKINS, Orilla SMITH, Mattie BRYANT, Steve HITCHCOCK, Berneard SMITH, Lula MOYE (no photo), Eddie PERKINS, Belle SALTER, Jim BEASLEY, Bettie BEASLEY, Joe HOOD, Mary PERKINS (her maiden name is HITCHCOCK), and Eli BEASLEY.

In the front of the album, you can barely read, Lizzie J. Beasley's Album. I am assuming she may be my 3rd gr.grandmother. I know they were in Hancock Co. 1840-1850's. Please e-mail me if you can identify any of the names listed in this photo album. They are tin type pictures, so they have to be really old.

I would love to share what I have, and hopefully find out more about my 2nd,great grandmother. Thanks.


Jean Gaissert Tue Mar 1 15:34:46 2005
I am looking for records of Evan HARVEY and Charity POWELL who married in "St. Paul Parish" which is around Hancock County. She was the daughter of Moses POWELL. They married before 1790.


CAROLYN Thu Mar 3 13:52:14 2005
Am looking for information on John C and Caron RACHELS of Hancock County.


Brian Witz Sun Mar 13 06:41:18 2005
My wife is trying to find the place of interment (cemetery) of her ancestor, George VEST, who died in Hancock, GA on March 28, 1799. We know that his wife's first name was Mary, but we would like to find out her maiden name as well. Their son (my wife's direct ancestor), James Jackson VEST, was born in Georgia in 1791.
Can anyone help us?
Thanks in advance.
Brian Witz


Judy Patt Thu Mar 17 20:45:03 2005
I am trying to locate a Dry Creek area of Hancock County, Ga. James MILLER died 11 April 1822 & was buried there.
Thanks for any help!


Kathryn Warren Sat Mar 26 17:19:24 2005
Hi, Searching for info on 1830 Hancock County, Census Lavicee JOHNSTON, Martin JOHNSTON, Thomas JOHNSTON, Stephen JOHNSTON.
All info welcome


Diane Mon Apr 4 18:59:53 2005
Looking for any information on Isaac MITCHELL and Solomon THOMPSON who lived in Hancock County, GA in the late 1700s/early 1800s before moving on to Wilkinson County, GA. Solomon married Isaac's daughter, Rachel Rebecca.


Jenny Cummins Mon Apr 11 16:03:16 2005
I am looking for info on John BURCH, jr., married to Sarah PHILLIPS, son Gerard (or Jared) BURCH.
Please send any info you have. Thank you.
Sincerely, Jenny Cummins


Jenny Cummins Mon Apr 11 16:04:02 2005
I also am looking for information on Robert SIMMS, m. to Sarah DICKENSON, daughter Susan SIMMS.
Sincerely, Jenny Cummins


Paulette Parker Sims Wed Apr 27 14:48:11 2005
I am searching for parents of William Wiley PARKER, born 1826,Hancock County. He married Elizabeth RANSOM, daughter of Dudley and Elizabeth RANSOM.


Patricia R Himes Thu May 5 19:31:48 2005
Looking for the marriage of Joseph ROBERTS to Clarissa WRIGHT, widow with one known child, Fannie WRIGHT. They were married abt 1820.
They were in Hancock County or Powellton or Whatley Mills locations.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Ruth Schneider Fri May 6 08:51:45 2005
Searching for these surnames in Hancock and surrounding counties. Need any info on John ROE / ROW / ROWE and family. He died in Hancock Co., R.W. soldier. I am a descendant of: Michael ROWE (1850 census Coosa Co. AL) and wife, Susanna HATHORNE. Have data on issue.
Anyone searching this family out there? Ruth in CA


Ed Ferrill McKee Sat May 14 16:40:54 2005
I am searching for any records for William FERRILL, b1736, died 1807 in Hancock County. Child: Benjamin FERRILL, b 1769, Screven County Ga, d 1836 MS.

I am aware that census records are not available for 1890 or 1900.

He is definitely believed to have been a devout member of the Methodist Church; his son Bryant, who was born in North Carolina, gave his son the name, "John Wesley FERRILL" after John Wesley, founder of Methodist Denomination. I wonder whether any church records go back that far? I have been able trace a direct line from William to myself: William, Bryant, John Wesley, Wesley Francis, Cammie Inez (FERRILL) McKEE (my mother). I have been able to find gravestones for all of them except for William. I would like to acquire a digital photograph of William's gravestone, if possible, for a web site I am designing.
Thanks very much
Edward FERRILL McKee


Charles D. Watkins Tue May 17 10:42:52 2005
I am attempting to find as much information as I can about my grandfather Bryant WATKINS. This is what I know:
1. Married to Mrs Agnes ROBERSON (evenutally BEALL) who nursed in Hancock County for 53 years.
2. Died in 1942 from TB and is buried in the city cemetery. His sister is Tressie WATKINS.
That is all I know. If anyone can supply me further information about him, I would appreciate it.


Patricia Himes Tue Jul 5 19:59:32 2005
In 1842 the courts ordered Burch M. & Jesse ROBERTS to sell a mill and land on the Ogeechee River. Benjamin F ROBERTS named his mother Clarissa as his guardian. This mill and land had been owned by their father Joseph ROBERTS who died in 1836.
Does anyone know about this mill and land? Where it is lacated?
Also any info on the above would be greatly appreciated


James Mayes Sat Jul 16 08:49:44 2005
I am trying to find out the Fathers name of James R. RALEY buried in Jewell cemetery Born 1887 Died 1959.
Thank you
James Mayes


Yvonne Page Sun Jul 24 11:38:13 2005
I am trying to find info on a David SHIPP and wife Barbary RANSOM. I need something to show that he did marry this person, and who her parents were.

I was told they were living in the Hancock Co. of GA at one time. I am also told that David SHPP had land that was beside of a Robert RANSOM. If anyone could give me info. on amy of these people , such as kids names if any, deeds on them. His and Barbary's kids names were (that I have so far are) Richard SHIPP, John SHIPP and Ransom SHIPP. Richard born abt. 1798 , John born abt. 1800 and Ransom SHIPP born 1802 in Ga. Need birth record of Ransom if all possible.

I am off of the Ransom SHIPP line who is to be a son of theirs. Ransom married Mary Polly THOMAS.
Thanks for any help, Yvonne Page
You can e-mail at VonPage@aol.com


Addie P. Howell Sat Jul 30 18:29:48 2005
Looking for information on the PICKARD family that lived in Hancock Co back in the 1800's. They were from Chatham Co, NC.
Appreciate any help with this


Martha Chappell Fri Aug 19 13:24:59 2005
If anyone has any information on John CHAPPELL please e-mail me. John CHAPPELL lived in Hancock County in the early 1800's.


Frances Solomon Fri Aug 19 22:26:37 2005
Looking for birth/death/etc on Mary Lizzie FOSTER died Hancock county 1927 (think February). I believe she's buried in Mt Zion church (a church whick has changed hands serveral times) in Sparta/Hancock.

Thank you for your time regarding this.


Tim Griffin Sat Aug 20 08:56:15 2005
Looking for info on Lewis GRIFFIN b:1810 in Hancock Co.,sibblings may be,Joseph, Dempsey, Hardy, Mildred, Mary, Delilah, Anna, and parents may be John and unknown wife. Lewis moved to Decatur County area after marriage to Sarah FENN in Early County in 1838.


Joan Sat Aug 20 14:02:51 2005
I am looking for someone who may have information to share on the PEAVY / MATHEWS line. I have worked on this line for quite awhile and have never been able to make a connection to the parentage of Charles PEAVY. I only find him with the marriage of the two in GA and then on the 1850 census for Butler County, AL.


Sherrie Johnson Thu Aug 25 11:50:06 2005
Looking for any info on Robert MITCHELL on the 1830 census. Another record indicates a will for Robert MITCHELL in 1839. Our gggrandfather, Jefferson C. MITCHELL b. 1835, appears first on the 1850 Hancock census with his mother, Jane MITCHELL. He could also be the male child listed with Jane in the 1840 census, but no father in the household at this time. Robert MITCHELL and Henry MITCHELL on the 1830 census have females 20-30 in their households who could have been Jane.

I found a marriage record for a Robert MITCHELL and Jane LIGON in 1831, but it was in Hall County, GA - could these be the same?


Neil J. Bowen Thu Sep 1 08:30:42 2005
I am looking for any information on the Jeffrey LANE and Andrew Jackson LANE (m. Frances Ann BROOKING) families and their home at Granite Hill Plantation, east of Sparta. I am also interested in the 10th District A&M School which was located on or near Granite Hill.
I will be in Sparta next week, so if you know of a place there where information may be gained that could also be very helpful. Thank you.


Stan Peacock Sat Sep 10 23:19:20 2005
I am searching for census or property or wills for the following:
William PEACOCK, b.1795, married Martha PATTERSON, b. 1790
They are believed to have had 11 children:
John Julius
William L.
Pierson M.
James Jefferson

By 1840 William PEACOCK and Martha (PATTERSON) PEACOCK are believed to have moved to Calhoun County, Florida where Martha died about or after 1850. William PEACOCK remarried in either 1853 or 1858 to Elizabeth SMITH in Calhoun Co. FL.

Martha PATTERSON, b. 1790, is the daughter of Joel (Joseph) PATTERSON and Sarah BARKSDALE and they owned land in Hancock Co. GA, and Joel (Joseph) PATTERSON left a will in Sparta, Hancock Co. Ga in 1827.

Please contact me if you have any information or know of anyone researching these families or names.
Stan Peacock
P.O. Box 636
Panama City, FL 32402
Phone: 850-814-1771
Email: Peacockse@aol.com


Jo Stephens Clapp Mon Oct 3 19:29:01 2005
Does anyone have any information about Samuel BARRON or his wife Jane MILLER? He was born about 1767 (possibly in South Carolina) and died about 1801 in Hancock County.
Thanks !!


George Lewis Wed Oct 5 22:46:51 2005
James W. LEWIS, dob 1815, Rutherford County,N.C. m. Emeline HENRY 18??in Spartenburg County, SC, and moved to Hancock County, maybe. I have a James marrying a Susannah CLEMMER, Lincoln County NC, now Gaston County, in 1845; dying in 1895. Where did he go in Georgia? Can this possibly be the same man. Is there a grave for a James W. in Ga.?


Ruth Boyer Smith Thu Oct 6 08:50:55 2005
My great-great grandfather is Elias BOYER who married Ann BRUCE, my great grandparents are John BOYER and Saletha VEAL, grandparents are McDonald BOYER and Isabelle Lewis THOMAS. Am looking for photos, and any information about them. Am looking for info about Elias BOYER's parents. Have copies of marriage licenses.


Anne Davis Bunn Sat Oct 15 15:28:04 2005
Jonathan Newton DAVIS removed to Hancock County from NC in the late 1700's. He was one of the richest land. stores, and slave owners in area in 1812 according the Tax Digest. He also served as a Lt. Colonel in the 15th Regiment of the Georgia Militia in the War of 1812. In 1809, he was married to Mary E. WALLER. He died in 1819 leaving a wife and children. I would like to know how old he was, who his parents were and any other information you have on him. His son, my great grandfather, Joel Eldred DAVIS, settled in Troup County in 1840's. I have information on his wife's family, but none on his.

Willie SHIVERS was one of the sons of Jonas SHIVERS, Jr. and a brother of William SHIVERS of Rock Mill Plantaion in Jewel, GA.
His son, George H W SHIVERS is mentioned in Jonas' will. George married the younger sister of William's wife, Frances PITTS. George's wife's name was Elizabeth Williams PITTS.


Donna Davis Wed Nov 23 14:41:54 2005
Does anyone have any information on my Great-Grandparents, Charlie ASKEW and Cicily EVANS?


Mike Fri Nov 25 20:21:16 2005
I am searching for information regarding the McLEAN family, Linton S. who married Mary O'REAR in Dec of 1892 in Hancock County. The last listing found for them was on the Federal census in 1910 in Dekalb Co. 1920 and 1930 census do not show anything. I've been told that in 1918 there was a flu epidemic that killed alot of people. Wondering if this is the situation for them. I don't know if they came back to Hancock Co. I don't know where Linton originated from. I think he was born in Hancock Co. Mary was born in Hancock Co. around 1876, give or take a couple of years. She was the daughter of William Addison O'REAR and when he died in March of 1888 she was appointed a guardian by the name of S. M. LARY.
Thanks, Mike


Sheila Stewart Thu Dec 29 04:32:49 2005
I am trying to locate any info on a John LAUGHLIN (O'LAUGHLIN / McLAUGHLIN) who married Sarah McWHIRTER in 1827 Hancock County, GA. He was born about 1795 but not sure where! Some notes say John LAUGHLIN was a wealthy land / slave owner in Hancock County. Looking for any info on this family. Thanks!

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