Archive for the ‘Surnames’ Category

Simpkins and Jackson Family Lines

by on Thursday, February 5th, 2004

I am tracing my family line in Dickson County. My mother is a Simpkins from Dickson County. The surnames I have already are Simpkins, Jackson, Hampton, Harper, and Breeden.

Lucas & GRay family line and the rest

by on Thursday, February 5th, 2004

I am trying to trace The Lucas and gray family lines. Below is a list of all the people I’ve found so far. If you have or want any Information about them Send me an Email.

Surnames::Lucas , Gray , Ross , Taylor , Tumming , Pullum , Dever , Spann , Wright , Vineyard , Garner , Greenwell , Ingram , Stinson , Bishop , Dawson


History of the Steppee Family

by on Friday, September 19th, 2003

Names of Frank and Elizabeth Cline Steppee and their children and dates of their births and death.

John Isaac Johnson Adams

by on Saturday, July 12th, 2003

Born: 11/3/1842 on Yellow Creek
Died: Mar 28,1911 Married Nannie Moore, b. 7/16/1844, 3. 11/12/1894 married in 1857 when he was 16 and she was 13

occupations: farmer, teacher, merchant

Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, CSA during the Civil War

Wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro and sent home

Taken prisoner while at home

Served as trustee of Houston County for one term in 1871

Children of John Isaac Johnson Adams and Nannie Moore Adams

James Joseph Adams, b c 1857, d. 1907
Laura A. Adams b. 2/4/1860, d. 2/22/1931
Sallie S. Adams, b. 8/6/1866 d, 2/11/1894
William Moore Adams, b. 7/16/1872, d. 6/29/1930
Eddie B. Adams
* All quotes thus marked are taken directly from The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley” by William J. Nesbitt.

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

Jesse As A Cowboy

by on Saturday, July 25th, 1998

These records are the personal research of
and contributed to us by Ken Kimbro.

The Field Connection
by Joe Field, p.43

According to Joe Field, a grandson, Jesse Alexander Field and a friend decided to go to Texas and become cowboys. The two young men did just that, but after a while, they decided that “cowboying” wasn’t what it was supposed to be. They wanted to come home, but had no money for the trip.

Joe continues the story: “They came upon the idea of Grandfather Field becoming a traveling preacher. While Grandfather preached, his friend mingled among the crowds they were able to attract and solicited funds to continue their journey. At least they were successful enough to make it back.”

This may have been one of the shortest “pastorates” on record. That was the first and last time Jesse Field preached.

Kimbro-Field: A Family History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 103.

July 5, 1934: Obituary

Field, J.A.M. (Jess), 75, died 5 July 1934 at Eno; wife and three children survive.

Dickson County, Tennessee Cemetery Records and Obituaries by Jill K. Garrett and Iris H. McClain, Vo. II, 1970, p. 177.

Jesse A.M. Field

Jesse A. M. Field

by on Saturday, July 25th, 1998

These records are the personal research of
and contributed to us by
Ken Kimbro

In 1898, Jesse A. M. Field purchased what was known as the “Old Springer Place,” and moved his family to Dickson County. He became the first in our line of Fields to live in that county. Below is a copy of the deed for the land.

August 25, 1898 Deeds, Dickson County, Tennessee, Book 27, Page 630. From: W. D. Springer To: J. A. M. Field (Jesse Alexander Field)

Description: This land was known as “The Old Springer Place” and was the land purchased in Dickson County by a Field.

For the consideration of Fifteen hundred dollars to me in hand paid by J. A. M. Field, I W. D. Springer have this day bargained sold and do hereby transfer and convey unto the said J. A. M. Fields his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract of land lying the the State of Tennessee Dickson County District No. 1. Beginning on a Willow on the west side of Piney Runs westerdly 41 poles to a Sycamore. Thence South 2 poles 6 1/2 feet to a Stake thence West 9 yards to a gate Post then S. W. 14 poles to a Rock marked M. Thence Westwardly 72 poles to a Stake in the W. B. line with Pointers then South with said line to a white oak near a drean. Thence eastwardly with J. T. Springers E. B. line to the creek, thence up to bed of Piney to the Beginning. Also one other tract containing 40 acres more or less Beginning on a Black walnut on the east side of a drane runs north 78 poles to a stake with pointers, then W. 80 poles to a stake in W. L. Brazzels E. B. line, then South 84 poles to a Black Gum his S. E. Corner, then East 14 1/2 poles to a sasafras then North 5 poles to a Stake & Pointed in the head of a Small hollow. Run East 66 poles to the beginning also one other tract containing 18 3/4 Acres. Beginning on anash my corner runs eastwardly with a marked line of trees 66 poles to the east boundary then North 49 poles to a white oak then west 66 poles to a rock M. Dunnagans corner then South 49 poles to the Beginning. All being connected and a part of the Geo. Evans lands & J. T. Springer land See old deeds to me. To have and to hold the same to the Said J. A. M. Fields his heirs and assigns forever and I bind myself my heirs and assigns to warrant and defend the title to the same against the lawful claims of all persons whatever this the 25th day of Aug. 1898. But is agreed that I reserve a square of 6 rods each way around where my wife was buried. J. A. Bruce W. D. Springer J. N. Peeler

State of Tennessee // Dickson County // Personally appeared before me A. Myatt a notary Public in Said County W. D. Springer the bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted & who acknowledged the execution of the within deed for the purpose therein contained Given under my hand and seal of office this the 25th of August 1898. A. Myatt Notary Public State of Tennessee // Dickson County // Registers office September 5th 1898 9.40/60 Oclock A.M. then was the foregoing deed with certificate annexed and stamped as the law directs received and noted in note book “C” page 151 and registered in Book No. 27 pages 630 & 631 the 7th day of September 1898. J. W. Fielder Regr.

Jesse As A Cowboy

The Hudsons of Dickson County

by on Saturday, July 25th, 1998

For updates or
additional information contact Van Hudson at or write to him at:

1022 Moores Court
Brentwood ,Tennessee 37027.

Update: The Hudson Family History Web Site has been updated! Copies of wills, deeds and court records along with summary information of the book, “Hudson: An American Heritage” update! 9/8/97

The oldest direct ancestor that I could find is my twelfth great
grandfather Henry Hudson (1500-1570) Henry had the title
“gentleman” which was a title of nobility in 1500 England.

Gentleman Henry’s oldest son Henry II had a son Henry Hudson III
(The Explorer)
Gentleman Henry’s other son William (1560 – 1630 England) fathered
Richard Hudson

Richard Hudson I, my tenth great grandfather, (1605 – 1658) sailed
to America in 1635 on the ship “Safety” and settled in Northampton,
Virginia (on the peninsula off the eastern shore of the Chesepeake

Richard I was the father of Richard Hudson II (1630-1678). Richard
II moved inland and settled in Henrico Co, Virginia (Richmond, Va)
Richard II fathered William Hudson (1668-1701)

William Hudson fathered John Hudson (1690-1732).John moved a little
north of Richmond into Hanover County. It appears (by court records)
that John, my seventh great grandfather, was a sheriff as well as a
large plantation owner. Records show that tobacco was used as
currency in these times and John had a large Tobacco plantation. John
had 12 children ( 8 sons and 4 daughters) All the sons appeared to
have fought in the revolutionary war of 1776. Rebecca, a daughter,
married Henry Clay, a member of the Whig party and freind to Daniel
Webster. Henry lost the presidential race to James Polk.

John’s son Cuthbert (1724-1801) was a Captain in Revolutionary War
and my sixth great grandfather.

Cuthberts sons William(175x – 1821), John(175x-1838) And
Cuthbert(17xx -1821) all fought in the Revolution, and as part of the
Virginia land grant of 1783 received approximately 6,600 acres in
what is now Dickson County from George Washington as renumeration for
their efforts.

William Hudson is the guy on the plaque at the Charlotte courthouse
and my fifth great grandfather.
Military court records show that William and his brothers settled
in now Dickson Co as early as 1799, possibly establishing Dickson as
a military outpost on the edge of the frontier.

History records Dickson being settled by the likes of Mr. Dickson,
James Robertson and Montgomery Bell in 1802. My records show that the
Hudson family, as part of the military, were here before then.

Wiilliam fathered Thomas C. Hudson, who is the father of John
Washington Hudson.

My book “Hudson: An American Heritage” should be complete by mid-April 1997. My research contains so much more biographical information
than I could possibly write here. The book is for documentation
purposes to my immediate family, but I could provide copies to those
interested in it at cost. The Dickson Library and the Nashville Room
library in Nashville has already requested copies of my work, so you
can read it there also.

Update: “Hudson: An American Heritage” is now available in the Dickson County Library. 4/20/97

References used to compile this information can be found in:

Dickson County Library
Tennessee State Library in Nashville
Virginia State Library in Richmond
Mormon Chuch (LDS) Geneological Research Library
World Family Tree CD
My own personal family documents

Birth, Marriage and Death Records From the Bible of Anna Robertson Adams

by on Saturday, July 25th, 1998


  • Boyd Adams, Sept. 19,1866
  • Anna Robertson, Dec. 22,1864 (note: this is Sara Anna Elizabeth Robertson. She died 4/27/1938)
  • Laura Adams, Dec. 27, 1886 (child of Boyd Adams and Anna Robertson)
  • Willie Adams, Aug. 27, 1897 (child of Boyd Adams and Anna Robertson)
  • Mable Adams, Jun3 30, 1900 (child of Boyd Adams and Anna Robertson)
  • J.D. Hall, June 20,1921
  • Katherine Hall, Sept. 18, 1913
  • D.C. Hall, Oct. 2, 1918
  • Floy D. Hall, Sept. 3, 1916
  • Dan C. Hall, May 27, 1882
  • Ida E. Hall, Feb. l28, 1907
  • Edna G. Hall, Jan. 18, 1909
  • Willie J. Hall, May 11, 1911

Death Records

  • Willie J. Hall, Dec. 9, 1912
  • Floy D. Hall, Sept. 29, 1917
  • Katherin Hall, Aug. 29, 1935
  • J.D. Hall, Oct. 1939
  • D.C. Hall, Jr. Feb. 25, 1995
  • Dan C. Hall, Apr. 12, 1950
  • Laura A. Hall, Dec. 14, 1962
  • Bryan Hall, July 26, 1988
  • Edna Hall Stewart, March 18, 1995
  • Frank Bernard Stwart, Oct. 2, 1993


  1. Laura J. Adams m. Dan C. Hall, May 13, 1906
  2. Mable Adams m. J.M. Kennedy, Nov. 23, 1921
  3. W.D. Adams m. Nell M. Putman, July 11, 1925
  4. Edna Glen Hall m. Frank Bernard Stewart, Feb. 19, 1938

Special thanks to Carolyn Nelson for sharing copies of Anna Robertson Bible with us.

William Adams (1790- 1856)

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

William Adams was born on Jan. 1, 1790 and died May 21, 1856. He is buried in the Adams – Nesbitt graveyard on Yellow Creek, with his two wives, one on each side of him. First, he married Judith Williamson who was ten years older and died in 1835 when William was 45. On her tombstone, Judith is called “Juda”. No record of this marriage is available, and there were no children from the marriage. Second, William married Sarah Hill. Sarah was born June 19, 1820 and was thirty years younger than William. She was the daughter of Isaac Hill and Rebecca (Goodrich) Hill from Bear Creek.

Children of William And Sarah Hill Adams

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

The Ancestors and Family of John Adams

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

No Connection can be found between the John Adams family and the Nelson Adams family (1814-1887). This is not uncommon though, as the name Adams has always been popular.

The John Adams family, which is of Welsh extraction, came to Dickson from Virginia circa 1804. Genealogy, Chappel, Dickey, and Kindred Families of Virginia by Phil E. Chappell, c. 1900, states that John 1 Adams, one of the first Adams’ in America, is thought to have come to this country from Wales during the first half of the eighteenth century. He came to Maryland and then on to Virginia. His three sons, Sylvester, Phillip, and John 2 Jr. were living in Virginia long before the American Revolution. John 2 Adams Jr. met and married Susan Wood in Halifax Co., VA. They had eight children, six sons and two daughters named William, Sylvester1, Richard, John, Phillip, Benjamin, Susan, and Elizabeth.

Phil E. Chapell in his genealogy of the Adams family describes the Adams family as follows:

The Adams as I have known them in Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, and Missouri are a typical southern family, but possess certain family characteristics in a marked degree. Physicaly they are a strong, robust, healthy people and there has never been a taint of any kind in their blood. They have generally,fair skins, blue eyes, and ruddy complexions with light hair, and are usually handsome men and comely women.

Sylvester 1, the second son of John 2 Adams and Susan Wood Adams was born in Halifax County, VA about 1760. He married Rebecca Boyd on Feb. l9,1792. William J. Nesbitt traveled to Halifax County on Nov. 20, 1979 and found the record of this marriage in the courthouse. Sylvester 1 moved to Humphresy county, TN from Virginia around 1804. He and his family settled on White Oak Creek, with Humphrey County records showing he purchased and sold land in the area. Sylvester 1 died on Mar 2, 1830. His wife, Rebecca Boyd died on Jan 19.1839.

Sylvester 1 Adams and Rebecca Woods Children

  • John
  • Samuel
  • Sylvester 2
  • Thomas
  • Boyd
  • William
  • Ichabod
  • Martha
  • Sarah
  • Susan
  • Isabella
  • Rebecca
  • Ann

Richard Adams, brother of Sylvester 1, married Hanna Adams. He died prior to Feb. 1803, in Halifax Co., VA. His wife, Hanna Adams, is mentioned in her fathers will, and is evidently a widow by that time as her father bequeaths her a special legacy on condition that she not marry one Benjamin Chapman.

Six of Richards children came to Humphreys County, TN with their uncle , Sylvester 1. In order of birth, their names were Susan, John, Richard, William, Sylvester, and George or Texas. Three of those children settled in Yellow Creek, in Dickson County, TN. Those three were Susan, John, and William.

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

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