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Here you can list the names of your "Brick Wall" relatives and information needed. It is a free service. Please, only request information on relatives that lived in Banks County or the surrounding area. Don't forget to let us know if you make a connection. We would like to join the "celebration".

CHAMBERS, John | GARRISON, Lucy | GARRISON, William | GRUBBS,Andrew Jackson | LANE, Garland | MANN, Rosa Lee | McDOW, John | MURRAY, David J. | MURRAY, Sarah E. Sheridan Garrison | QUAILES OR GAILES, Hulda Gail | PARKER, Bailey | RICE, Thomas W. | ROBERTS, James W. | SHERIDAN, Fannie Lucinda | SMITH, Lucretia | VEAL, Henry |

GRUBBS, Andrew Jackson

I am looking for any information on Andrew Jackson Grubbs who is listed in the Gillsville Banks County, GA census of 1860. He and his family were born in SC and lived in Gillsville a short time. In 1870 census, they moved back to SC. I found a record of Civil War service where he is enlisted in Co. A 13th cavalry Ringgold Rangers.I am puzzled as to why he moved to Ga, unless he had relatives already living there. He was born in SC and by 1870 was back in Spartanburg County, SC.

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LANE, Garland

Garland Lane, one of the early settlers of Banks County, and a rev war vet from Va. His son was Turner Lane b.1802-1882, who had my gr-gr-grandfather John Daniel Lane b.1852. John had 2 older brothers Charles H. Lane and William A. Lane who served in Co.D 43rd Georgia. William died from disease after being paroled from Vicksburg Miss. in Atlanta, Ga and Charles survived the war. I am looking for any information on the Lane family from Banks county or any further info on William and Charles civil war service. Chris Lane


I am looking for information on the murder of Banks County resident John Chambers. I am not sure of the date of the murder, but I know it occurred sometime after 1889. Any info that could be offered would be much appreciated.


DOUGLASS, Emmons Philander

I'm looking for Emmons Philander Douglass, and wife Nancy. He was born in Blount Co., TN on November 22, 1818. He married 1) a Clementine, and he had a son, James Knox Polk Douglass b. while living in Polk Co., TN. Emmons Philander Douglass was County Clerk for Polk Co., TN for many years (1840 - 1850+). About 1855/6, he moved to Madison Co., Iowa, where his parents and siblings had gone, and bought land, both he and his wife, Nancy. Not long afterwards, he gave his son Power of Attorney to sell the land they bought. At that time, he was a resident of Banks, GA. His son, James K. P. Douglass became some part of the Arkansas Legislature ca 1900, but nothing further is known as to what may have happened to Emmons Philander Douglass and his wife, Nancy Douglass.
Contact Georgia Helderlein with any information.
~ 7/11/02

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GARRISON, Christopher

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Christopher M. GARRISON was born on January 2, 1842 in Franklin County, Georgia, and Died on April 12, 1863 in the Civil War. He Married Lucy E. C. POOL in March 1859 in Franklin County, Georgia. Lucy died on March 14, 1866. Their first son, William H. (Billy) GARRISON was born on January 17, 1860 in Banks County, Georgia. I need help in finding this family (Christopher M., Lucy, and William H. GARRISON) on the 1860 Georgia Census. Contact Alan Embrick with any information/ August 6, 2003

William Garrison

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Lucy Garrison

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WHO raised William and his brother Thomas C. GARRISON after their mother, LUCY died. Both William and Thomas should be on a 1870 Census living with their Guardians. I need help in finding William and Thomas GARRISON on the 1870 Georgia Census. #3. Christopher M. GARRISON's Wife, Lucy E. C. (POOL) GARRISON died on March 14, 1866. Where is she Buried?? #4. On the May 30, 1866 "Southern Watchman Newspaper", Athens, Georgia, the following Notice was posted: Banks County, Martin GARRISON applies for "Letters of Guardianship" on William and Thomas GARRISON, minors under 14 years of age. (NOTE: William would be 6 years old and Thomas would be about 5 years old in 1866). Martin GARRISON was the Father of Christopher M. GARRISON and the Grandfather of William and Thomas. HOWEVER, William and Thomas are NOT listed as living with Martin on the 1870 Banks County, Georgia Census. WHO were William and Thomas living with in 1870?? #5. Thomas C. GARRISON died in 1875. Where is Thomas Buried?? Any help is "GREATLY APPRECIATED". Anyone with any information on my above listed "BRICK WALL's", please Notify ALAN at [email protected], and/or JACQUELINE at the Banks County, Georgia AHGP site August 8,2003

MANN, Rosa Lee

Rosa Lee Mann's death certificate says that she was buried in Robertson Cemetery in Homer, 1983. Checked all the cemetery books at the Homer library and there was no Robertson Cemetery. We called the Patterson's in Norcross, they handled her funeral, and they didn't know where it was, either. Also talked to a couple of guys who supposedly know everything about Banks Co. We checked Hart Co. and all surrounding counties also and we still haven't been able to find Rosa Mann's grave.
Contact Amanda Hill with any information. ~ 7/11/02

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McDOW, John

John McDow lost a piece of property to taxes in Banks Co. He seemed to disappear after the 1830 census. His widow was Sarah, I believe. He had several children in the Poor Schools in Hall Co. in 1832, one of which is my g-g-grandpa. Any info would be appreciated.
Contact Gail McDow Rhodes with any information. ~ 6/29/02

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MURRAY, David J.

My ggrandfather, David J. Murray (Murry) was born in Homer, Georgia between 1834 & 1837 (according to his war record I received from Washington, D.C). I cannot find any information on his birth, parents, etc. in Banks County (or any other county in Georgia). I know he enlisted in the Civil War in Banks County in 1861, and he married Sarah E. Sheridan Garrison in 1865 in Banks County. The David Murray living with William Murray on the 1860 Banks County census is not my David. This is and has been an ENORMOUS BRICK WALL for me. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Contact Allene with any information. ~ 5/17/02

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MURRAY, Sarah E. Sheridan Garrison

I am searching for information (for my father Clyde H. Murray, Sr. who is 89) on Sarah E. Sheridan Garrison Murray's Bible, and relatives in England. Sarah, my ggrandmother, was born in 1844 in Banks County, Georgia and died in 1928 in Madison County, Georgia. She is listed as living with William and Tryphenia Sheridan on the 1850 Franklin County census. William is thought to be her father; however, Albert Sheridan is shown as her father on her death certificate. I do not know if William's middle name was Albert, or if this is an entirely different person. She married Caleb Garrison in 1859 (he died before 1864), then David J. Murray (my ggrandfather) in 1865 in Banks County. David died in 1908 in Madison County. My father was told an attorney, Mr Shackelford, left her Bible in England between 1925 & 1928 to claim an estate. My dad's mother was Mabel Langford and his father was Thomas L. Murray. If anyone has any information/links, please let me know. Your help is most appreciated.
Contact Allene with any information. ~ 5/17/02

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PARKER, Bailey

Looking for Bailey Parker born Banks county Georgia, in 1876, married Laura Parker B. 1881, Don't know her maiden name. Would like to know if any have a Laura . They were married in Banks County in the early 1900s, Left for Texas , with Bailey brothers Bud & Jonah . Laura had a sister named Gertrude, married a E.B Yearwood. lived in Greenville S.C. Bailey died in 1942, Laura died in Morris County Texas. Contact Barbara Sturman at [email protected]




McDonald - David Adrian McDonald b. 2-8-1815 d. 1-28-1862 in Richmond, Virginia b.? possibly Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond (live nearby and am checking) m. Hulda Gail Quailes or Gailes 6-5-1835 in Franklin County (probably before Banks became a county) Parents - James McDonald b. abt 1755 'Isle of Skye' Scotland (not documented) d. 1-2-1829 Homer, Franklin County m. Nancy Bailey (2nd) b. abt 1775 ? d. abt 1856 Franklin County Especially interested in finding Hulda's family


RICE, Thomas W.

I'm seeking info on Thomas W. Rice b. Dec 29 1859 in Banks Co., d. Jul 3 1919 in Franklin Co. He married Dora Vaughn on Sep 21 1890 in Franklin Co. Family history says Thomas' parents died when he was young and he was raised by his aunts.We do not know the names of his parents or aunts and uncles. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Contact Todd Nanney with any information. ~ 10/19/02

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My Paternal Great Grandparents, William Asbury Roberts and Sarah E. Peyton Roberts are buried in Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery in Banks County. They are found living in Banks County on the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census. Prior to their marriage the Roberts family lived in Habersham and Franklin Counties. His father was James W. Roberts who married Harriet Elizabeth Unknown. His parents are my "brickwall". So, if any of the descedants of James W. Roberts that lived in Banks County are researching this line I would dearly love to share information with you and try to crack this brickwall! Thank you.
Contact Bonnie Roberts Broome with any information. ~ 7/23/02

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SHERIDAN, Fannie Lucinda

Fannie Sheridan was born July 13, 1857 probably in Hall or Banks County and died November 9, 1916 in Banks County. Fannie married James W. Greenway about 1876. Fannie is known to have brothers Dave and Jack Sheridan. Have been unable to find the parents of Fannie. Does anyone know anything about these Sheridan's?
Contact Glenda Glisson with any information. ~ 5/29/02

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SMITH, Lucretia

I am trying to find more information on my gg-grandmother, Lucretia Smith. She was born in 1833, married Jonas Perkins in Habersham Co., GA on September 11, 1853 and died in Banks Co., GA on February 20, 1894. She is buried in the Grove Level Baptist Church Cemetery. I am trying to find out who her parents were, as well as any siblings or other relatives. If anyone has any information concerning Lucretia, please contact me.
Contact Ellen Reed with any information. ~ 12/15/02

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VEAL, Henry

I am researching Veal's from the Banks County, GA area. My grandmother is Ilah Veal Kincaid, and her father was Henry Veal (b. 1878, Banks Co., GA). Her mother was Maggie Emmett and I have traced her line (or rather, found it already traced!). If you have any information on the Veal's, or know where I can find any online, I would greatly appreciate it. I would be happy to share any information I have. Thanks.
Contact Susan Kincaid with any information. ~ 12/15/02

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