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* Our Most Wanted Ancestors*

Updated January 15, 2009

Our Most Wanted Ancestors include
William I and Pheriby GODWIN in GA/AL
James H. HOWELL in NC/AL
William S. SIMMONS in Escambia Co.,AL
Roten GREEN from Meigs County,TN
Hiram MILLER,Frank SHELLITO and Dabney Anderson ASHBURN, Julius ELOMRE and William BOWMAN families from Cumberland,Overton and Fentress Counties in TN
James BOWMAN,Lindsey TINNELL and Jonathan COFER from Roane Co.,TN
Richard and James MORRIS in VA/TN
John BELL in TN

I have two most puzzling mysteries in my Roane Co., TN ISHAM family where did Henry Isham come from? Unable so far to document his parents. Someone told the census enumerators in Roane Co., TN in 1850 and 1860 that he was born in Virginia. If so it would be unlikely that his parents could be as has been thought for years Isaac, Jr and Elizabeth Snow Isham of CT> NY. I encourage all of the Roane County, TN Isham researchers to look again at this family and let's see if we can find documentation for Henry's parents whoever they might have been.

My second ISHAM mystery is the parents of Elijah Isham of Roane Co., TN who was thought to have been Henry and Elizabeth Bell Isham's son but he was not mentioned in a case involving the heirs of Henry Isham. Henry Isham has been found in Roane records as early as 1812. Elijah should have been paying poll taxes in Roane Co., TN as early as 1818 and did not. So where in the world was Elijah Isham before 1830? Please contact me if you are interested in researching either of these Isham families and looking for the facts so we can get these families as correct as possible.

Other ancestors James and Isabella Callison appear to be originally from Northern Ireland they moved to Albemarle Co., VA by 1745 and then on to Augusta Co.,VA. before 1788. They connect to the Morris line on this page.

Also Researching these:

The Interne Tree is a collection of families located in Fentress, Overton and Cumberland County,TN.
The main surnames included in the tree are Miller, Ashburn, Steelman, Shellito and Todd.

The file called the Descendants of Richard Morris also includes the descendants of James Morris, Lindsey Tinnel and James Bowman all of Roane County, TN.

Walker PEARCE father of Catherine Pearce Swicegood looking for any help on the Walker Pearce/Pierce family.

Gary and Brenda Duff
317 Ashe Cabin Hollow Road
Harriman, TN 37748
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  • Delilah Catherine Breazeale Bowman (68 KB)
    She was the daughter of Drury Wood and Sarah J Littleton Breazeale wife of William David Bowman and was my great Grandmother.
  • William David Bowman (934 KB)
    He was the son of James and Margaret Tinnell Bowman and married Delilah Catherine Breazeale.
  • Samuel Drew and Bessie Isham Bowman (199 KB)
    Drew was the son of William David and Delilah Catherine Breazeale Bowman. Bessie was the daughter of Charles Wesley and Mary Catherine "Molly" Leffew Isham. Drew and Bessie were my Grandparents.
  • Paul Gene Bowman (308 KB)
    Paul was the son of Drew and Bessie Bowman and was my Dad.
  • Marriage Bond Roane Co., TN (150 KB)
    Bond for Delilah Catherine Breazeale and William David Bowman who married on August 26, 1869.

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  • Descendants of Sterling and Jerusha Barnett Leffew (23 KB)
    Leffew, Barnett, Bowman,Isham and Swicegood are some of the surnames in this file. They were from Roane County, Tennessee. If this or any other file looks familiar please e-mail me.
  • Descendants of James Essary (17 KB)
    Main surnames are Essary and Breazeale if you connect to either of these surnames please check out the information here and if you do connect to either family please let me know.
  • Descendants of Henry Isham of Roane County, TN (6 KB)
    This file includes the surnames of Bell, Barnett, Childress, Smith, Love, Blackwell and Williams I have left Elijah Isham connected to Henry but am not convinced that Henry is his father. I have also connected Elijah to Mary Barnett daughter of Carter but no actual proof has been found to prove that Elijah and Charles are the same person.

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