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  • Looking for my Wright/Landers family

    James Wright born abt 1848 married Martha Ann Landers born abt 1868 have not located a marriage for them.

    He might also be listed as David James Wright

    Their children born in we believe Clayton Co GA
    James E. B. Wright born Jan 9, 1870
    John H. Wright born abt 1872
    Rosa Bell Wright born Feb 1878
    Eller T. Wright born abt 1880
    Noah Wright born Jan 14, 1884
    Minnie Idell Wright born July 11, 1889

    I believe they may have left the Clayton Co. GA area and moved into Northeastern GA with have been told Polk and Floyd Co.

    Regina Madden

  • I would love to find info on this family. William 'Tom' Jones was the brother of my grandmother. I have some great pictures of this family. They lived in Riverdale section of Clayton Co. I found a marriage of a Wallace Jones to a Spivey, but do not know if this is right. I feel sure that these burials in King Cemetery are of this family. Dates seem to match. I have much ancestry for this Wm. Thomas Jones but nothing down from him. I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Wynelle Chaney Holden researching Jones, Reeves, Thombs, Patterson, all of Fayette Co.

    1900 Census Clayton County, Georgia 81-82
    Jones, William T. Head W M Sept 1864 35 M 17yrs. GA GA GA
    Jones, Thomas C.? wife W F Sept 1859 40 M 17yrs. GA GA GA
    Jones, Maggie dtr. W F May 1886 14 Single GA GA GA
    Jones, Isac C. son W M Feb 1889 11 Single GA GA GA
    Jones, Lilly D. dtr. W F Sept 1891 8 Single GA GA GA
    Jones, Jessy L. son W M Apr 1896 4 Single GA GA GA

    Clayton Co., Georgia marriages; W.T. Jones m Laura Hutchinson 7-15-1906
    1910 Clayton County Georgia Census Riverdale Dist. 199-201
    Jones, William T. Head W M 45 md 4yrs. GA GA GA
    , Laura W F 27 md 4yrs. 2 child 2 liv GA GA GA
    , Maggie dtr W F 23 Single AL GA GA
    , Jesse son W M 14 Single AL GA GA
    , Wallace son W M 2 Single GA GA GA
    , Edna dtr. W F 1 8/12 Single GA GA GA

    Notes from Sandra Sartin:

    Tom went back to Georgia from Alabama when he was 17 years old. He lived in Clayton Co., GA in 1920.

    Children of WILLIAM THOMAS JONES are:
    i. ISAAC4 JONES.
    ii. JESSE JONES.
    iii. MATTIE JONES.
    v. EDNA JONES.

    King Cemetery, Clayton Co., GA.
    Jones,Jesse Lee Apr. 22,1896---Nov. 23,1970
    Annie D Apr. 13,1897---Mar. 5,1986
    Jones,R.Wallace July 10,1907--Nov.20,1969 Shrine emblem
    Mattie E. March 17,1904--
    Jones ,Lauren May 2,1883----Nov.19,1960
    William T. Sept.15,1862---Sept. 14,1940

    Don Holden

  • I am seeking information on the family of William Wade Darnell.

    His sister (?) Laura Darnell was b abt 1866, Sarah b abt 1849 m William FLEMING and is listed with him in the 1870 census. Parents of this family are shown on Sarah Fleming Darnell's death certificate as William & Sally Darnell. William Wade Darnell m Sarah Almeda LYLE. They are buried in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery on the Fayette-Clayton line. Laura is last found on the 1900 census. Any information appreciated.


  • Searching for descendants of and information on William "Walter" APPLING; born 1868 in Gwinnett County, GA to William "Milton" APPLING (1844-1880) and Nancy Matilda MARTIN, (1845-1871). Most of the extended APPLING family relocated to Clayton County by 1890 from Gwinnett County. By 1920 census I find Walter & Jackie Appling living in South Bend, Fulton County, GA. I believed Walter had died when his mother died in 1871 so this new line has been a wonderful surprise to find. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    1 William "Walter" Appling 1868 -
    . +Matilda "Jackie" Mayo 1871 -
    ..... 2 Thomas Arthur Appling 1892 - 1967
    ......... +Ruby 1905 - 1991
    ..... 2 Alice Appling 1893 - 1982
    ......... +? Baker
    ..... 2 Ollie Appling 1895 -
    ..... 2 Effie Appling 1896 -
    ..... 2 Edgar Appling 1897 -
    ......... +Denise
    ..... 2 Bessie Appling 1899 - 1910
    ..... 2 Gussie Couch Appling 1902 - 1980
    ..... 2 James Early Appling 1904 - 1969
    ..... 2 William Rudolph Appling 1908 - 1974
    ..... 2 TJ Appling 1909 -

    Thank you!
    Ellen Martin


    Born: 1798 Place: Lagistown, Tipperary, , Ireland
    Died: 12 May 1880 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Buried: May 1880 Place: Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia
    Married: Dec 1837 Place: Near Columbus, Harris, Georgia

    Father: James FITZGERALD
    Mother: Margaret O'DONNELL

    Wife's Name
    Eleanor Avaline MCGHAN
    Born: 1818 Place: Near Madison, Morgan, Georgia
    Died: 1893 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Buried: 1893 Place: Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia
    Married: Dec 1837 Place: Near Columbus, Harris, Georgia

    Father: James MCGHAN
    Mother: Eleanor O'REILLY

    1. F Agnes FITZGERALD
    Born: Abt 1846 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Marriage: Abt 1862 Henry "Harry" RANSFORD , , Georgia

    2. F Anne Elizabeth FITZGERALD
    Born: 1844 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Died: 1934 Place: , , Georgia
    Buried: 1934 Place: , , Georgia
    John STEPHENS=Marriage: 14 Apr 1863
    Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia

    3. F Mary Ellen "Mamie" FITZGERALD
    Born: 1840 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Died: 1926 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Buried: 1926 Place: Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia

    4. Phillip FITZGERALD
    Born: 1842 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Died: 1843 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Buried: 1843 Place: , Fayette, Georgia

    5. Sarah "Sis" FITZGERALD
    Born: 1849 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Died: Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Buried: Place: Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia

    6. F Adele "Dellie" FITZGERALD
    Born: 1852 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Died: May 1943 Place: Macon, , Georgia
    Buried: May 1943 Place: Macon, , Georgia
    Marriage Spouse: F. J. M. DALEY
    Abt 1868 , , Georgia

    7. F Katherine FITZGERALD
    Born: 1855 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Marriage(s): William STEPHENS v Abt 1871 , , Georgia

    8. Isabelle "Izzie" FITZGERALD
    Born: 1857 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Died: May 1932 Place: , Fayette, Georgia
    Buried: May 1932 Place: Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia
    Spouse: Paschal J. MORAN - Marriage:
    Abt 1878 , , Georgia

    Charles W. Mitchell
    Three years ago we communicated about my AA Mitchell family research. My ggrandfather Charles W. Mitchell was born 1859 in GA.

    I'm now focused on Phillip Fitzgerald. According to my elderly cousin - before the war ended, all of Amelia's children were sent away -- and she was allowed to keep one child, she kept Charles. My ggrandfather was a favorite of his father - especially since he had no sons. When the war ended, he gave Charles the option of staying or going with his mother. He choose to go with his mother -- and was given two gold bars.

    I still haven't determined how they ended up in Caddo Parish, LA by 1870. Do you know of a Fitzgerald or Mitchell connection to Louisiana?

    Diane Turner

  • Any info on a John W. and Johnie A. McGurie Thompson they came to KY in the early 1920's they are buried in Corbin,KY. Had to two daughters, Winnifred and Sarah. Sarah is my grandmother, would like to find any info on them before they came to KY. I just have info on all of them from the records of the funeral home.

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  • Hello my name is Millie Schweitzer I am related to the DeVaughn's. In fact Isham and Eliza were my gggggrandparents, William Wilson was my ggggrandfather who died in 1855. His son John F. was my great grandfather. He is the one who married Sarah Hilderbrand the Indian Girl in Bomham Texas on Oct.30 1886. I have their marriages license. If you have the Devaughn Book you will find William Wilson on page 108. You will find John France on page 111. Daniel Riley who was my grandfather and all on 112 113 are some of John Brothers. Let me hear from you.


  • Three brothers, sons of George Stewart from Pike County, GA. were Andrew, John, and James. George moved to Pike County from Fayetteville, N.C. sometime after 1845.

    Andrew was born Dec 6, 1830. Joined the army. Lost in the war. No one knows where. Don't know when he moved to Jonesboro.

    John was born Aug 2, 1833, in Fayetteville, N.C. died Jan 28, 1894 in Griffin, GA. . Moved with his parents to Pike County. Later moved to Jonesboro. Don't know when. Joined the army out of Jonesboro. Returned from the army and went to Griffin, GA., and served his county in the State Legislature. He later went on to serve Georgia in the U.S. Congress.

    James was born Aug 12 1840 in Fayetteville, N.C. Moved with his parents to Pike County. Later moved to Jonesboro. Don't know when. Joined the army out of Jonesboro. Died May 10, 1864. Killed in Spotsylvania. Master scroll of Co. I. . . 30th Reg. GA Volunteers, Infantry, Army of Tenn, CSA. Clayton County Georgia. Clayton Invincibles. James H. Stewart, 2nd Lt. Sept 25, 1861. Retired May 1862. Elected 2nd Lt. June 15, 1862, in 44th Reg. Infantry. Killed Spotsylvania, VA. May 10, 1864.

    His younger brother, William Blalock Stewart, born in 1845, moved to Jonesboro from Pike County in 1865. At the age of 15, he went to Virginia to work in the saltpeter mines, getting out saltpeter for ammunition for the Civil War. He had several stores on South Main Street selling dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, groceries, lumber, coal, furniture, coffins and undertaker goods. He was the first undertaker in Jonesboro. He also owned and operated several farms. Among those who supplied themselves and their tenants from his store were Miss Mamie and Miss Sally Fitzgerald, great aunts of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone with the Wind". Miss Mamie, the business manager of the family, consulted Mr. Stewart for his advice in business matters concerning the plantation which supplied the family finances. When they were young, they and Margaret Mitchell's grandmother boarded in Fayetteville during the week with Mrs. Bennett (William Stewart's mother-in-law) and attended the Fayetteville Academy mentioned in "Gone with the Wind". Some of the foregoing is taken from the book, "History of Clayton County, Georgia, 1821-1983", by J. Henry Hightower Moore, pages 478 and 479.

    Stan Stanley

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