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Rutha Taylor

Rutha Taylor

Lehman R. Callahan (View posts)
Posted: 1118163351000
Classification: Query

Looking for information on Rutha Taylor descendants. Rutha md 1 Elbert Combs, H. C. Ky. Md2 Joel Stewart
H. C. Md 3 John or Jack Givens. Rutha Givens had a
daughter Verily Givens md Floyd Smeltzer and had a daughter born about 1916 as my Aunt Ruth Daniels Long lives
in Rose Hill, Va. and remembers their daughter as being born
same year as her (1916) and visited Verily & Floyd Smeltzer
where they lived in Cumberland Gap, tn. Earlier Rutha
ran a resturant there behind Dr. Fuson's office in Cumberland
Gap, Tn. Rutha Taylor is the daughter of William Riley Taylor
of Brownies Creek Ky ...buried in the William Riley Taylor
cemetery there.

Thanks for any information .

Lehman R. Callahan

Re: Rutha Taylor

ed_cress (View posts)
Posted: 1118185330000
Classification: Query
Hi Lehman. I have only Lee Co., VA. records; no ky or Tn records. The only thing found in the Lee Co., VA. records was in the 1920 Lee Co., VA. censu in Rose Hill was: Ruth Givens, 60, b. ca 1860, Ky, manager and her granddaughter, Verlie Hall, 20, b. ca. 1900, Ky. Ed Cress, Oak Ridge, Tn., Lee Co., Va. genealogist and Corresponding Secretary for the Lee Co. Historical and Genealogical Society

Re: Rutha Taylor

Biirdie (View posts)
Posted: 1118194515000
Classification: Military
Lee Co Marriage Records
page 114 line 72
Timithy P SPEAKS age 23 S S/O Nicholas and Ei
lizabeth Speaks
Bride= Lizzie COMBS age 22 D/O
Elbert COMBS and Rutha COMBS
married July 1903 by Wm. A. LEE

Re: Rutha Taylor

Lehman R. Callahan (View posts)
Posted: 1118246414000
Classification: Query
Hi Ed:

Your and your staff are terrific. You have done it again!

Verla Catherine Hall Smelser/John Floyd Smelser
9/27/1899 11/27/1889
3/22/1990 6/23/1935
Buried: Harrogate Cemetery, Harrogate, Tenn Near LMU

Her mother ....Nancy Elizabeth Combs Hall/John Doe Hall
is buried in the Fee Cemetery, Scott Hollow, Va (just past
Hagen, Va) she md 2nd a Timothy Speak.

John Floyd Smelser's parents are buried at the Inskip
church going into Knoxville, Tn. John Adams did not know
their names at this time.

Verla Catherine Hall Smelser/John Floyd Smelser
1. Veral Virginia "Betsy" Smelser Adams/Gene Adams
Buried: Chumley Cemetery, Arthur, Tn
Son: John Adam...City Council of Cumberland Gap,Tn
Just talked with him because of all this information supplied by You and Birdie Poore Hughes on my query. what
great results. I have been chasing Rutha Givens for
six years.
2. Mattie Ruth Smelser/______________
3. Roberta Smelser/_________________
4. Oscar Smelser/___________________

All children are living except John's parents.
Ed: Are your folks buried in the Morelock Cemetery in
Cedar Hills, Va? I saw some there. Last year I put up a stone there for Michael Ezekial Callahan 3/17/1789 2/24/1861. This is my father's g/grandfather. I put Mary
Elizabeth Herd on as a wife with no dates. Now, I have
been questioned as to her maiden name. I have not yet
found among my sister Mary Ruth Callahan's research papers
where I got that name.

Can you help as to his wife's maiden name and if she is
buried there.

I have played golf with the seniors from Woodlake
Country Club at Oak Ridge Country club. Do you live
near there?

Thanks a million for Lee County Query Board. I was born
at Caylor, Va.

Re: Rutha Taylor

ed_cress (View posts)
Posted: 1118276823000
Classification: Query
Hi fellow Lee Countian! I was born in Wise Co., VA., but grew up 6 miles Southwest of Jonesville. I was unable to prove that Mary Elizabeth Herd was the wife of Michael Ezakial Callahan. But in the 1850-60-70 Lee Co., Va. Census was a Mary Calihan, with 6 children, including a son, Ezekiel. Don't know if she was separated or Divorced from Ezalial. In the 1860 Lee co., Va. census an Ezakial Calliham was living with another family. Also, an Amanda Jane Callihan married Stephen Matlock in 1845 in Lee Co. i believe Amanda may have been the dau./o Mary and Ezakial (?) Callihan. All of this is too much to e-mail. Please e-mail me your postal mailing address. No charge for research. Only a small postal charge afterwards. I will also answer some of your other Cress, etc, questions in the postal packet. Ed

Re: Rutha Taylor

ed_cress (View posts)
Posted: 1118582229000
Classification: Query
Hi Lehman. On June 8 I requested your Postal mailing address to send you a lot of of information/speculation about Michael Ezalial Callahan and Mary Elizabeth Herd.. I have not heard from you. If you would like this information, please e-mail me your postal mailing address. Ed

Re: Rutha Taylor

Lehman R. Callahan (View posts)
Posted: 1118620594000
Classification: Query
Hi Ed:

My postal address:

Lehman R. Callahan
272 Frog Level Rd.
Harrogate, Tennessee 37752

Looking forward to hearing from you. Will send the postage right back. That is really great of you.


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