Posts Tagged ‘Brown’

World Vital Records recenlty added the full text of The History of Watauga County by John Preston Arthur.  All databases they add are free for 10 days, so at the time of this writing, it looks like it wil be available freely for another 6 days. 

Just doing some searches, I ran across a tidbit that a woman named Nancy Dougherty died in Blount County in 1913.  Page 318 gives a biographical sketch of her parents and siblings.   Nancy was the daughter of Ransom Hayes of Watauga County who died in 1868.   Ransom was married to Sallie Green (daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Shearer).  Their children were:

  1. Joseph (d. 1911)  – married Eliza Hodges. 
  2. Elizabeth (d. 1875) – married Thomas Storie
  3. Robert – married Rebecca Hately
  4. John – married Eliza Cook
  5. William – married Clorinda Brown
  6. Thomas – never married
  7. Nancy – married Harvey Dougherty of Johnson County, TN. 
  8. Sarah – married W.L. Bryan
  9. George – married Emily Hodges, then married Louisa Bumgarner
  10. Ransom – died in 1910. 
  11. Richard – married Delphia Hayes

More details about the family are provided in the sketch.  I posted this here because I did not find Nancy listed in the Blount County Records Database – who knows who may be looking for her one day? 🙂  If you miss the free access period, you can do limited searching of the book via Google Books.  See something you want to read more about? Look it up at a library near you or order the pages using your local library’s interlibrary loan program.


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From the Maryville Enterprise newspaper, 26 Apr 1917

Charles Boyd, better known in Maryville as ‘Uncle Charlie’ died at his home on Cemetery street last Wednesday night.  Uncle Charlie was 86 years old.  He had been in feeble health for several months and the end was not unexpected.   Born in slavery, Charlie was taken into the civil war by his master, W.Y.C.  Hannum, and it was the slave’s heroism that gave to Maryville one of her foremost citizens.  When Captain Hannum was wounded in the battle of Cedar Run, Va., the slave carried his wounded master through the darkness to safety and although the injured leg was amputated, Captain Hannum was a useful citizen for half a century following.  Uncle Charlie was known to all of the traveling men coming to Maryville because for years he met every train that entered the city.  The family consists of Dr. Charles, Knoxville, William, Asbury Park, N.J.; Dr. Luther, Knoxville; Robert, Chattanooga; Harry and Herman M. of Maryville; Delia Green, Dalton, Ga.: Maggie Whitley, Hendersonville, N.C.; Susie Boyd, Knoxville, Bertie Brown, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Hazel White, Maryville.  The funeral was held from the Colored Presbyterian Church Sunday morning.

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Query: Eli Brown

Linda Ell is seeking information about Eli Brown b. 1868 in TN living in Loudon, Loudon County, TN, in 1880 Federal Census, m. Effie Candace Alexander. She would like to know Eli’s parents’ names, etc. She can be reached at lellis0909 at gmail dot com.

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As published in the Maryville Enterprise on January 13, 1960

FIFTY YEARS AGO (January 14, 1919)

  • Town council passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale on the Sabbath of merchandise of every kind and every description, except medicines, actual and necessary foods, undertakers, goods and clothing for the burial of the dead.  Also restaurants, cafes, eating houses, and lunch countes shall not be open except for serving bona fide meals to travelers and boarders.  The sale of tobacco, cigars, candies, ice cream, soda water and other drinks shall be regarded as a violation of the ordinance.
  • John Badgett and Roy Keny returned Monday from an extensive southern trip.  The principal stop being at Madisonville.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clyde West have just returned from a two week’s visit with Dr. Eckles, the father of Mrs. West.  Dr. Eckles was formerly a well-known minister here, and whose home is now in Osborne, Ohio.
  • Robert Redwine, formerly of this county now located at Clinton was in the city a few hours Wednesday.  He is looking for a location with a view of moving his family back to old Blount.
  • Dr. J.P. Calhoun is able to be out again after several days of sickness on account of which he was not able to preach last Sunday.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO (January 10, 1935)

  • Eldra Morton and Clay Lambert were shot as they left Fores Hills Church.  Lambert is expected to recorver, but Morton died on the way to the hospital.
  • In Monday’s session of County Court the appropriation of $340 for Home Demonstration Club work failed by one vote.
  • Prompt action by the city firemen prevented what might have been a serious fire in the Gamble Bldg. when gasoline spilled near the stove in the College Barber Shop at Church and College.  the shop was heavily damaged.
  • Miss Evelyn Johnson and Miss Adah Margaret Lamon entertained at the home of Miss Johnson Saturday evening for 20 high school friends.
  • Mrs. Carl Storey and Miss Dorothy Bassell tendered a luncheon for thirteen guests in honor Mrs. Hugh DeLozier, nee Miss Harriet Brown.
  • Born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cupp on January 2, a daughter, Charlotte Murrell.

TEN YEARS AGO (January 12, 1950)

  • Dr. C.F. Crowder, one of the county’s most beloved physicicns, died January 12, after a several weeks’ illness.
  • H.C. Fonde, local builder, died January 9 after being in ill health for several years.
  • A ten room house on Singleton Bend Rd., was destroyed by fire Sunday night.
  • Scottie Trundle entertained with a bingo party as a farewell courtesy to Louie Mauney who is leaving to make his home in Asheboro, N.C.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dale Russell have returned to their home in N.Y. after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Russell.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Joe Miser, Jr. and little son.
  • The marriage of Miss Barbara Ann Sullards and the Rev. Warren T. Smith took place December 27 at Mt. Carmel, Ill.
  • Miss Dorothy Jean Farrar and Mr. James A. Smith were married January 7 in Jefferson City.
  • Mrs. Rosa Driskill entertained Monday afternoon with a coffee for the teachers at West Side School.
  • Two sets of twins were born at Blount Memorial Hospital.  Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Driver of Alcoa, and a son and daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark of Greenback.

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Thanks to a contribution from a researcher, I’ve added the following death certificates to the Death Certificate listing page:

  • Samuel Brown- d. 20 Apr 1919
  • Ephraim Endsley – d. 30 Jan 1923
  • Greenville Lee – d. 2 Aug 1918
  • Hannah Lee – d. 3 Mar 1916

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Some births from Blount County vital statistics: 1881-1912 [microfilm]. These have been added to the birth listings on the Blount County page.

  • Adams, Hester (white female) – 9 Jun 1911 in Townsend to D.L. (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Hettie (native of Blount County)
  • Allen, Emma E. (white female) – 14 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Oscar (Laborer, native of NC) & Emma (native of Smith County, Virginia)
  • Allen, Ella (white female) – 14 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Oscar (Laborer, native of NC) & Emma (native of Smith County, Virginia)
  • Brown, Thos. Lester (white male) – 30 Mar 1911 in Townsend to Thos. L. (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Cora (native of Blount County)
  • Burchfield (white male baby) – 19 Jun 1911 in Townsend to Harrison (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Royal (native of Blount County)
  • Burus, M.L. – (white female) – 1 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Alex (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Nancy (native of Blount County)
  • Burus, Theodore (white male) – 26 Apr 1910 in Townsend to Jno. (Lumberman, native of Walland) & N.J. Bricky (native of Townsend)
  • Chambers (sp?), Charlie (white male) – 14 Dec 1910 in Townsend to Ohla(Laborer, native of Jefferson County) & Julia (native of Jefferson County)
  • Deuton, Mae (white female) – 1911 in Townsend to Charlie (Laborer, native of James, TN) & Nellie (native of Whitfield, GA)
  • Farmer, Harold (white male) – 2 May 1911 in Townsend to M.H. (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Clara (native of Monroe County, New York)
  • Farmer, May E. (white female) – 10 Mar 1910 in Townsend to Andrew (Blacksmith, native of Blount County) & Mattie (native of Blount County)
  • Frances, Willard (white male) – Aug 1910 in Platt to Porter (Laborer) & Rose
  • Garland (white male baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to E. (Laborer, native of NC) & Susie (native of Blount County)
  • Garner, Hazel (white female) – 3 Jun 1911 in Townsend to Robt (Engineer, native of Blount County) & Jane (native of Blount County)
  • Gregory (white male baby) – 4 Feb 1911 in Cades Cove to Geo. Gregory (Farmer, native of Cades Cove) & Dora (native of NC)
  • Haloway, Charlie Delozer (white male) – 7 Jun 1911 in Townsend to Jas. (Farmer, native of NC) & Lorie (native of Blount County)
  • Hicks, Ralph (white male) – 25 Jul 1910 in Townsend to M. (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Mary A. (native of Blount County)
  • Jenkins, J.C. (white male) – 20 Oct 1910 in Townsend to L.J. (Physician, native of Blount County) & R.A. (native of Blount County)
  • Keeler, Irene (white female) – 27 Aug 1910 in Townsend to W.B. (Farmer, native of Sevier County) & Arlina (native of Blount County)
  • Lingenfelter, Murl (white female) – Apr 1911 in Townsend to Will (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Polly (native of Blount County)
  • Mercer (white female baby) – can’t make out date but born in Washington County, Virginia to J.W. (native of Virginia) & Sallie (native of Virginia)
  • Myers (white male baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to Jno. (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Margaret (native of Blount County)
  • Pallahau (white female baby) – 8 Aug 1910 in Townsend to Jno. (Engineer, native of Bristol) & Pearl (native of Blount County)
  • Patty (white male baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to D.M. (Laborer, native of Sevierville) & M.S.V. Myers (native of Townsend)
  • Patty, Ray (white male) – 17 Oct 1910 in Townsend to Luther (Laborer, native of Blount County) & Effie (native of Blount County)
  • Paylor, Don W. (white male) – 14 Apr 1911 in Townsend to Daniel Paylor of W.R. (Farmer, native of Townsend) & S.L. Patty (native of Sevierville)
  • Poulter, C___ (white male) – 30 Apr 1911 in Townsend to D.B. (Laborer, native of Sevier County) & S.E. (native of Blount County)
  • Reed, Charlie C. (white male) – 7 Nov 1910 in Townsend to Charlie (Sawyer, native of Blount County) & Nannie (native of Blount County)
  • Reuse, Beulah (white female) – 25 Jan 1911 in Townsend to R.P. (Farmer, native of Sevier County) & May (native of Sevier County)
  • Shields, Marcus (white male) – 4 Mar 1911 in Townsend to Fred (Farmer, native of Blount County) & Alice (native of Blount County)
  • Tipton, Oris (white male) – 13 Mar 1911 in Townsend to Oscar (Laborer, native of Blount county) & Hommie (sp?) (native of Blount County)
  • Tuck, Benjamin D. (white male) – 27 May 1911 in Townsend to W.H. (Minister, native of Plymouth, England) & Ima (native of Williamson County)
  • Webb (white female baby) – can’t make out date, but born in Townsend to Jno. (Farmer, native of Blount County) and Fannie (native of Anderson County)

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