Tackett Family Assn. Guestbook

All queries, up through 8 Dec 2003, in one file! Copy to your own hard drive and search & study at your leisure. . . . or search for a name right here. If any of those who posted queries on this list would like to modify or delete their queries, please contact Jim W. Tackitt. Detailed genealogy reports are available to enrolled members of The Tackett Family Assn.

We try to list those queries which give a full name and a correct email or USPS address, along with the requested family information. We do not accept anonymous queries. Effective queries will contain the all-important WHO, WHERE & WHEN and sometimes WHY. [please do not use "nicknames."]

Thursday 12/18/2003 9:28:10pm
Name: Rick Tackett
E-Mail: fliguynow@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Springfield, MO
Comments: Father: Rickey Keith Tackett Sr.
Grandfather: Virgil Tackett
Born in Truman, AR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Virgil Tackett is apparently the son of Ithmar John Tackett, 1881-1976, a resident of Trumann, Poinsett Co., AR at the time of his death, and born in Newburn, Dyer Co., TN [obit]. Although we have yet to locate Ithmar's ancestry, he is most likely a descendant of Rufus Tackitt [Willett] and his 2nd "partner," Sarah Jane "Jennie Nichols. Sarah Jane moved to Dyer Co. and then Gibson Co., TN by 1900, coming from Tishomingo Co., MS.

Wednesday 11/26/2003 8:08:07pm
Name: Lynetta (Blevins) Tucker
E-Mail: lynettat2002@vol.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Maysville Kentucky.
I will definately be back, My grandmother was the daugther of Tandy Tackitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Lynetta has the Tackett line of: Arnie Chester Blevins, Lela/Lillie Mae Tackett, Tandy T., Abner Tackitt, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Lynetta also has a 2nd line, thru Tandy T. Tackett's wife, back to Sabrina Tackett Bryant, assumed dau. of Thomas Tackitt, c1770, a brother of the aforementioned Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr.

Tuesday 11/11/2003 8:25:52pm
Name: Ben Tackett
Homepage: http://www.tackett.us
E-Mail: bentackett@yahoo.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: New York, NY
Comments: My grandmother (Sadie Tackett Virgie,KY) subscribed to the Tackett Family magazine for years, I've enjoyed reading them since I was a kid. Everytime I visit this site I promise myself I'll subscribe...

Though we're scattered now, all my family is from Pike County Kentucky. My father is Claude Tackett.
His father was Arville (or Orville) Tackett.
My great grandfather was Crit Tackett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Ben Tackett [aka Benjamin Scott Tackett] has lines of (1) Claudius Orville Tackitt, Orville Tackitt, Thomas Crittenden "Crit" Tackitt, Hiram Tackitt, James Tackitt, Wm. Tackitt Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY, and (2) Sadie Rebecca Tackett, Willis Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Much as been published on this family in past issues of The Tackett Family Journal.

Saturday 11/08/2003 9:46:21am
Name: Katie Thorson
E-Mail: katie_romans@hotmail.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Seattle, WA
Comments: I found your site and was happy to see how thorough you are. I have two Tackett lines from E. KY, but am stumped on one. My gg grandmother was a RHODA TACKETT b. around 1865 and married a Wilburn ARTIS. Their Daughter Ella was my grandmother Estlean Justice's mother. I have found many Rhoda Tacketts, but none that convince me I have the right one. LDS has Mathew Tackett as her father, but I think this is a different Rhoda Tackett. Does anyone know this line? Thanks!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Rhoda Tackett, b c1871, Floyd Co., KY, the dau. of Mathew Tackitt & Lucinda Johnson, was unmarried. Of course she could have had a child that we are not aware of, although this family is rather well-known to me and I've known several of the grandchildren. As you are probably aware, the LDS Family Search records are not very accurate; as some would say, "notoriously inaccurate."

From the 1880 & 1900 Greenup Co., KY Census, it appears that your Rhoda Tackett, b c1865, is Rhoda, b cMar 1867, the probable baseborn dau. of Nancy Tackett, b c1823, a dau. of George W. Tackitt and Ara/Ary, from Floyd Co., KY.

Wednesday 10/01/2003 8:44:37pm
Name: Deborah Barton
E-Mail: DEBarton13@aol.com
Referred By: Just Surfed In
City/Country: Reno, NV
Comments: My maternal grandfather was William Tackett, born 1891 in West Virginia, son of Sarah Jane Tackett, born in Kentucky. William married Minerva and had 13 children and resided in West Virgina most of his life. Would love to start my research. . . . .

Sunday 09/21/2003 8:33:11pm
Name: Ashley Isaac
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/whereimcominfrom/myhomepage/profile.html
E-Mail: whereimcominfrom@aol.com
Referred By: Friend
City/Country: Gastonia, NC USA
PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Without dates and county/state, we cannot check on this request.

Monday 09/15/2003 4:02:09pm
Name: Dennis Cooper
E-Mail: Freebooter@kc.rr.com
Referred By: Search Engine
City/Country: Leavenworth, Kansas
Comments: Great site!
My grandmother's maiden name was Zettabelle Tacket, daughter of James Alexander Tackett (B. May 19th, 1892 - Died May 21st, 1973) and Maudie May Phipps... James' parents were George and Maryanne Tackett (as far I have gotten so far!) Thanks!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: James Alexander Tackett was marr. to Maude Mae Phipps, dau. of Watson Phipps, on 28 Feb 1910 at Carter Co., KY. Zetta Belle Tackett, b 25 May 1915, was one of the several children of this couple. James Alexander Tackett was a grandson of Robert Tackett, 1815-1880, and his 2nd wife, Cynthia Anna Williams, who settled in Elliott Co., KY.

Tuesday 08/19/2003 7:59:10am
Name: Elden D. Tackett
E-Mail: 1fastsuzuki@cox.net
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Orig.Glenwood,Iowa. Now Carter Lake,Ia
Comments: Nice site will have to return and look around more. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply by Jim W. Tackitt. Elden Doyle Tackett has the line: Elton Doyle, Orville Ervin, Wm. Harvey, Michael, Lewis Young, Samuel Tackett, c1773, from Kanawha Co., VA to Cedar Co., MO.

Thursday 07/10/2003 12:37:08am
Name: Heather Nichole Tackett
E-Mail: redheath99@yahoo.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Washington
Comments: I am going to have to let my parents know about this! They will get a kick out of it! ;) I'll defenitely be back to look around!

Monday 06/02/2003 10:49:21am
Name: Donna Dressler-Miller
E-Mail: JumpNGenes@aol.com
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Referred By: Friend
Location: Covington, Alleghany County, VA
Comments: Although I am not directly related to the Tackett family I would like to find any references to Isaac Tackett who married Jane Carpenter of what is now Alleghany County, VA. Your site is just wonderful, but I was hoping to find a simple chart to help me place Isaac and Jane. Thank you for allowing me to express my thoughts. Donna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply by Jim W. Tackitt: Jane Carpenter, b 1809, dau of Samuel, was the 1st wife of Isaac Ward Tackitt, 1805-1863, the son of Nimrod Tackitt Sr. of Monroe Co., VA. We assume that Jane Carpenter died shortly after the birth of her son, Gerard Morgan Tackitt, b 1831. Isaac was marr/2 to Amanza Jane Brunnemer in 1834, Allegheny Co., VA. They settled in Morgan Co., IN.

Tuesday 05/27/2003 9:28:31am
Name: Bud Amos Tackett
E-Mail: atackett50@msn.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Comments: b. pike county, ky, might be of help in your research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Bud Amos has the line of: George Miles Tackett, Alvin Duval, George Henry, Hiram, George W. Sr., Elder W. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Thursday 05/22/2003 10:03:00pm
Name: Chalmer Otto Tackett
E-Mail: chalmertackett@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: none
Homepage URL: http://none
Referred By: E-Mail
Location: Cape Gri.Mo.
Comments: I, m clad I found your page I didn't know that there was so many Tackett,s and Tackitt,s.My Father is Luther Otto Tackett Bron Nov.6 1902 in Mo.Died May 5 1983 in Cape Gri.Mo.His father is Andrew Jackson Tackett, Bron Jan.20 1861 in Bollinger Co.Mo.Died 1928 in Cape Gri.Mo.His father is Willian Carroll Tackett. Bron Oct.23 1827 in Tn. Died Aug.1881 in Millersville Mo.I think Floyd Homer Tackett is the father of Willian C. Tackett can you help me.Think you every mush.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Although we have collected a fair amount of material on Chalmer's line back to Wm. Carroll Tackett from Tenn. [marr. to a Mary Ann JACO], we have yet to prove his parentage. Wm. C. appears to be one of several siblings in this family. His apparent brother, Eldridge Tackett, c1830/35-1863, was also married to a Mrs. Catherine JACO [perhaps her former husband's surname]. Both Eldridge & Wm. Carroll served in the same unit during the Civil War (Union). Eldridge's 2nd wife, Elizabeth, abandoned the children after Eldridge's death during the War "leaving them [the children] wholly to the mercy of the world." [Civil War Pension file]

Tuesday 04/29/2003 9:09:05pm
Name: Elizabeth Diane ingram
E-Mail: edi52@bellsouth.net
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: North Charleston ,SC
Comments: Jim I see Janet Tackett Barras was in here and announced or reunion in June! I see she invited any other line of Tacketts besides the decendants of Moses.....LOL ....This could get interesting ...boy I'm glad I'm going! Wish you coud show up Jim It would be nice to meet you in person!

Thursday 04/17/2003 9:37:16pm
Name: Alice Combs
E-Mail: acombs@gbronline.com
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Referred By: E-Mail
Location: Oklahoma
Comments: Looking for more info on Sarah "Sally" Ann Tackett d/o Samuel who married James Stalsworth in 1855, Cedar county, MO. She married my ggrandfather Thomas Tanksley in 1864 Linn county, KS.

Friday 03/14/2003 7:00:04pm
Name: Chris M.
E-Mail: tithlar@yahoo.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Lakeland,Florida
Comments: Hello,
Thank you.I'v been looking for my wifes side of the family for some time now. And you've given us the link that was missing. Her line is Willis Tackett, Alvin Tackett,Alvin Duvall Tackett,Hiram,George w.,William"Preacher billy",Phillip"Mose",and lewis tacquett. I just want to thank you again for this great sight,and I'll be letting other family members know about it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Chris Mills is close. His wife's line is: Willis Duval, Alvin, Alvin Duvall, George Henry, Hiram, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. William's parents were Phillip & Sarah Tackitt but the line is not proven beyond that.

Wednesday 02/12/2003 7:44:35am
Name: Boyd Anderson Tackett III (Skip)
E-Mail: btackett@hot.rr.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Harker Heights, Texas

Sunday 02/09/2003 7:14:31pm
Name: Rebecca J Tackett
E-Mail: libra001321@yahoo.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Pikeville, Kentucky
Comments: Hello. I am trying to trace my fathers side of the family. Do not have much info, hope you can still help me.
My father is Clovis E (Coodie) Tackett, b. feb 20 1939 d. april 10 2002. He married Anna Ruth Bartley, b. 8-8-1949 d. dec 29 2000. My grandparents are Preston Tackett, b. september, ?, ????. d. sept 1985 and Lizzie Jane Roberts, d. 1971.
Preston Tackett worked in the mines. His fathers name was Spurlock Tackett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply by Jim W. Tackitt: Rebecca's line is Clovis Edward (1939-2002), Preston (1906-1988), Spurlock (1883-1966), George W. (1859-1943), Benjamin (1834-1918), George W. (c1804-1852), Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Your BENJAMIN TACKITT was one of several brothers who served in the Civil War (Union) with Co. B, 39 KY Inf.

Friday 02/07/2003 10:30:46pm
Name: Alicia Krinning
E-Mail: goldsmith1958@msn.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Pickton, Texas
Comments: I have looked through this site and haven't found anything to connect me with any Tacketts. I do know my mother is/was a Tackett. Mother, Wanda Jo Tackett Brandeburgh, dob 11-12-1957. Her Father was John Henry Jackson Tackett (9-15-1919 through 3-23-1974) Married Alice Jo Loper, dob 6-20-1931. I belive they were married on or about 10-21-1950 and had 5 children. Most of the dates are approximate. John's parents were Albert Jefferson Tackett and Buelah? Inez Dill? Albert's parents were Jeff Tackett and Julia Norris I belive. Someone Please help me. This is very important as I now have an infant son and my sister has an infant daughter. We would like our childrent to know their bloodlines. Thanks, Alicia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yes, we do have this family on file. Your line is: Wanda Jo Tackett, John Henry "Jack" Tackett, Albert Britton Tackett, Thomas Jefferson Tackett, William Jefferson R. Tackett, David T. Tackett, c1790-1857, who settled in Wayne Co., TN.

Friday 02/07/2003 8:41:49pm
Name: Mary Kathryn "Kay" Tackett Freshour
E-Mail: Kayandjpfreshour@aol.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Comments: I am a daughter of Shady James Tackett (1891-1956)from Pike co.Kentucky. He was the son of William Harvey Tackett and grandson of Arvil Tackett (b 1837, d ?) Listed in 1880 as Tackitt. I Would appreciate any info you might be able to give me.. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Mary Kathryn has the line of: Shady James Tackett, William Harvey, Harvey, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1771-1859, Pike Co., KY.

Monday 01/20/2003 8:43:06pm
Name: Kim Kruger
E-Mail: Kjkrugeronsandhill@msn.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Almont, Michigan
Comments: Enjoying your sight. What a family! I stopped by to see if I could break through the brick wall I've run into. My grandmother was Emma Ardella Tackett of Oldtown (Greenup Co), KY, her father was John Preston Tackett (he ran a store in Elliott Co., I think) and his father was Robert Tackett. Any Indian ancestry there? I can't seem to find anything past Robert. Thank you very much.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Sorry, I have never seen any evidence, or heard of any tradition within the family, of any Indian ancestry in this family line. Not to say, of course, that it didn't exist somewhere "way back." Many members of The Tackett Fam. Assn. have, or are, members of this branch.

Monday 01/20/2003 11:30:17am
Name: Michael Tackett
E-Mail: tackettmw@yahoo.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Germany
Comments: Doing some family research. Anything you can tell me about William Garland Tackett, William Madison Tackett, Gip Olen Tackett of Montgomery Co, AR?

Sunday 01/19/2003 1:00:33pm
Name: Terry Young
E-Mail: tayarts@hotmail.com
Homepage Title: none
Homepage URL: http://none
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: San Francisco
Comments: My brother and I both live in San Francisco. My mother's father was the son of James Grant Tackett. They do not know their heritage
because they claim that my Grandfathers birth certificate burned in a court house fire in Gainseville MO. His name was Claude Thomas Tackett.

My Great Grandmother was born in Alabama August 7th, 1851. Her name was Lucienda Taylor Pryor. i'm trying to figure out the heritage.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Claude Thomas Tackitt, 1906-1960, of Elijah, Ozark Co., MO, has the line of: James Grant Tackitt, 1885-1925, John Peter, Wm. Lewis, John, Phillip Jackson, Wm. Tackitt Sr., c1750, of Wayne Co., KY. Our late Vice President, Carl Dwight Tackitt, 1911-1978, was also from Elijah, MO, and of this same general line.

Tuesday 01/14/2003 5:18:46pm
Name: G. Jerry Tackett
E-Mail: jtackett1@houston.rr.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Houston, TX
Comments: I've visited this site several times... Need to visit with my father to disuss tree, he's now 83. he is the son of Thomas Jefferson Tackett. My father was born in Chappel Hill, VA He later met my mother(Mary Tighe)while stationed in Windsor Lockes, CT later settling in Hartford, CT after WWII. My grandfather lived in Stem, NC in what was once his mothers house. He married a Lynn, and after her passing, he married her sister (another Lynn) and then believe it or not, after the second passing, he married the final sister, another Lynn.
My fathers sister, Marge Tackett-Orlowski currently lives in NJ and has the family bible. I'll begin my search there...
For me, I am the youngest of 7, 43 years old and just recently relocated to Texas.
This is a great web-page! When I get my facts together, I'll look forward to sharing them with the rest of the family.

Tuesday 12/31/2002 6:47:29am
Name: alice tackett dickey
E-Mail: skipbill@hotmail.com
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Referred By: Friend
Comments: i am the granddaughter of king solemon tackett,his son arlie was my daddy. if you are my realitive please e-mail me.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: There were NUMEROUS King Solomon Tacketts, particularly in Eastern KY. This particular one is probably the same as King Solomon Tackitt, 1857-1941, of Pike Co., KY, who had a son named Arlie, b 1923, Powell Co., KY, [lived in Bowen, KY in 1962] being by King Solomon's 3rd wife, Stanley Townsend. There were 22 children born to this King Solomon and by his 3 wives, Rhoda Tackitt, Louisa Damron & Stanley Townsend. Miss Townsend was abt 42 years younger than King Solomon. A possible problem with this scenario is that we don't have a child of this Arlie Tackett listed by the name of Alice, but do have seven other children named.

Monday 12/23/2002 9:36:12pm
Name: Polly Tackett
E-Mail: easychair@ekns.net
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Referred By: E-Mail
Location: Garrison, KY
Comments: I would like to know if anyone knows Mid Tackett he was married to Edna Burks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: There were numerous "Mid Tacketts," all from Eastern KY. This particular one was Mid Tackett, 1913-1988, b Pike Co., KY, last a resident of Garrison, KY. He was one of the 15 children of William "Will" Tackett by his 2nd wife, Martha Ellen Musick. William is buried at the Tackett Cem. at Tram, Floyd Co., KY. We photographed his small concrete headstone in 1985. Mid's line: William, David, Hiram, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Wednesday 10/30/2002 11:23:20pm
Name: Victoria Davis
E-Mail: space@cei.net
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Location: Near Pope Co, ARKANSAS
Comments: I am the GGG Grand daughter of ELIZABETH TACKETT DAVIS 1808-1890 >Lewis ( & Elizabeth (Brashum) Tackett(Va>Mo>Pope Co. Ar. He lived near Dover.

Elizabeth married Judge Caleb Davis, then had ten children. They moved to Arkansas after the New Madrid, Mo earthquake destroyed thier home.
Along with them, were PLEASANT and NATHANIEL.
There is a great record of the Tackett in the Pope Co history book(Vol I).

Elizabeth was a Sunday School teach for 50 years (i have her obit)is buried in Pope Co,Ar where they lived for 53 years.

If anyone has a picture of Elizabeth 1808-1890 at any time of her life, I would love to hear from you.
Also I have picture of Rev Pleasant Tackett and Lancaster Columbus Tackett (1845-1918). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Victoria is referring to Rev. Pleasant Tackitt, 1803-1886, a pioneer Methodist minister in Ark. and Texas, and a sister to Elizabeth Tackitt Davis. Lancaster Columbus Tackett, 1843-1918, is of another far-removed branch, being from Monroe Co., MS, to Pope Co., AR around 1857.

Wednesday 10/30/2002 10:30:42pm
Name: Victoria Davis
E-Mail: space@cei.net
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Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Arkansas
Comments: I am Elizabeth Tackett Davis' GGG grandaughter, I just located her grave along with Caleb Davis,in Pope Co.,Ar after 112 years the marker is in great condition.I love your site.

Thursday 10/24/2002 7:56:47am
Name: Deanna Bowling
E-Mail: dkbowling1953@yahoo.com
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Comments: My husband's 2nd gr grandfather was John Keeton Cantrell who mar Elizabeth Salyer. His parents John Cantrell & Margaret Peggy Smith; grandparents Elijah Cantrell b c1770 NC & Peggy Connelly? Cannot determine connection to Lewis Tacquette. This branch remained in eastern KY. . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: We know of no blood connection between this family and that of Lewis Tacquett. Margaret Smith, b c1800, VA, was a dau. of Elijah Smith, c1766-1854, of Morgan Co., KY. One of Elijah Smith's wives was "reported" to have been a Mary TACKETT, but we have yet to view any evidence that this is so.

Monday 09/30/2002 6:47:40pm
Name: Brenda Tackett Brookman
E-Mail: Shipscap@aol.com
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Referred By: Just Surfed In
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Comments: I'm very happy to have found this site! I am searching for ancestors of my grandfather, William L. Tackett, born 1884 in Texas; married Celeste Madora Levy 1905. He died in Fort Worth, Texas on August 30, 1924 and Celeste died in 1972. They had 7 children. Four survived past infancy: Cecil Aubrey, Levy Eugene, Doris Nell and Jack Maurice. The 1910 Texas Census indicates that William L. Tackett's father and mother were born in Texas, as was he. There was another Tackett listed in City Directory for Fort Worth in 1907, Jesse L. Tackett, but his name does not show in later years or in the later census. Celeste Madora Levy Tackett's entries show that her mother was born in Arkansas and her father in Tennessee. Have checked Tennesee and Arkansas for Tacketts but could not make any connections.

Sunday 09/15/2002 10:03:51am
Name: Pauline Tackett Hughes
E-Mail: tackpaul9@aol.com
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Referred By: Search Engine
Comments: was looking at floyd co.main page for martin site and found yours,I have missed visiting this site and will now add it to my favorites again.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Pauline's line is: Gus Tackett, Tapley, Freeland N., Tapley, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Friday 08/30/2002 11:46:26am
Name: Anthony Christian Tackett
E-Mail: anthony_tackett@msn.com
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Location: Michigan
Comments: My name is Anthony Christian Tackett, my parents are Ronald Lee and Annette Erma Tackett, and my fathers parents are Paul and Lesta Tackett, of Virgie, KY.
I am writing to bring you all up to speed a bit, I married Katherine Savannah Hankala, in 1997, and we had two children prior to our divorce. Kyla Marie-Lyne-Hankala Tackett, Born 8/15/1997, and Lauryn Ashley Tackett, born 7/28/1999. hope this helps. Both children currently reside with me in Michigan. Anthony C. Tackett, EMT-P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Anthony's line is: Ronald Lee Tackett, Paul, John M. "Teacher John," Sherwood, James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Sherwood Tackitt's wife was Sarah Tackett who has the line of Solomon, George W., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr. as well as another line thru Solomon's wife, Mariba Hall, a dau. of Sarah Tackitt, dau. of Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr. [Hope I didn't confuse anyone here ]

Saturday 08/17/2002 9:48:38am
Name: Nelson E. Pennington
E-Mail: Nepenn@juno.com
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Referred By: Friend
Comments: Am doing research of Pennington-Tackett of AL and KY. Believe to have found same. (Lancaster m. Nancy Pennington.) Am interested in documentation of dates and places.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Nelson is referring to John Lancaster "Lank" Tackitt, 1837-1923, a son of Abner H. Tackitt & Celia Butler then of Fayette Co., AL. John Lancaster was marr. to Nancy Caroline P. Pennington, a reported dau. of, Martin Pennington & Martha Tackitt, the sister of Abner H. Tackitt, 1803-1889.

Wednesday 07/31/2002 1:32:06pm
Name: Allen Gene Tackitt
E-Mail: agtackitt@aol.com
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Location: West Hills, CA 91304
Comments: I am now retired, so I have more time on my hands to do some of the things I've wanted to do for many years. I am the keeper of our family tree for our annual reunions. My line is: Allen Guy Tackitt, Thomas Pleasant Tackitt; Lewis Licurgus Tackitt and then we believe to Pleasant Tackitt. I have more data on this line and will provide it to the ASSN. Our reunions are mainly limited now to my age group of cousins, but my father and his sister, Waneeta Lancaster, are still living and come when they can make it. Our thoughts are of our aunts Esther Gibson and Zula Nichols who passed away earlier in the year. Esther was the wife of Thomas Carl Tackitt and Zula was the wife of Felix Jay Tackitt. Good to be back with the ASSN again, and will talk with you soon Jim. Gene Tackitt. . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Allen Gene Tackitt's line is Allen Guy, Thomas Pleasant, Lewis Lycurgus Like, Pleasant, Lewis Tackitt, c1770-1850, VA to Pope Co., AR.

Saturday 07/20/2002 10:07:18pm
Name: Rhonda Tackett
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Location: Weeksbury, Ky
Comments: Got a tough one here, but I just wanted to let you know how much this site has helped me try to sort the confusion. My Grandfather was Duran Tackett of Melvin, Ky, s/o Andrew Hawkins Tackett. His father was James Tackett who was the s/o William "Bucky" Tackett of Pike Co., Ky. Duran's 2nd wife was my grandmother, Emma Tackett, the daughter of William Buck Tackett (1880 - 1983)of Wales, Ky( Turkey Pen). I know the lines cross right about here somewhere, but I'm not sure how. I am also married to a Tackett. His Grandfather was William Green Tackett of Floyd County,Ky., s/o Samuel "Bud" Tackett, the s/o Greenville "one arm" Tackitt of Pike Co. I'm sure our lines cross with my husband's somewhere in there too...LOL. Oh well, I'll get it straight one of these days. Thanks again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Yes, Rhonda's children do have a very concentrated Tackett lineage - but some of our Pike/Floyd Co. members have as many as EIGHT lines back to Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., and/or one of his siblings. Her grandfather was Calvin Duran Tackett, 1899-1977. His father was born Andrew Hawkins Tackitt, but to our knowledge, all of his descendants have changed the spelling to "ett." So, the line goes, Calvin Duran Tackett, Andrew Hawkins Tackitt, James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.
Rhonda's spouse's grandfather, William Green Tackett, 1881-1956, has the line: Samuel "Bud" Tackett, Greenville Tackitt, George W. Tackitt Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Tuesday 07/16/2002 4:59:34pm
Name: sandra anderson huff
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Comments: I am from Pike Co., KY, a granddoughter of Marion caudill and Rilda tackett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marion Caudill, 1884-1959, s/o Wm., & Rilda Mae Tackett, 1888-1960, are bur. on the Joe Trivette Cem. at Jonancy, KY. Rilda Mae Tackett's line: Abner Tackett, George W. Tackitt, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [Extensive data on these families on file w/Tackett Fam. Assn.]

Monday 07/15/2002 12:02:08am
Name: Rollie Harold Tackett
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Location: Hemet California
Comments: Born Gary, Indiana. Grand Father, Bayles Tackett, Grand Mother surname Smith [Rebecca Anna]; Grandparents from Southern Illinois, Father Rollie Otis Tackett, Mother Mary Eva Kingery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Rollie Harold Tackett has a double Tackett line. His direct paternal line, however, is: Rollie Otis, Baylus Thomas, 1873-1964, John Felix, Thomas, Wm. III, Wm. Jr., Wm. Sr., Lewis Tacquett, "The Immigrant." [Your grandfather, a late member of The Tackett Fam. Assn., gave your father's name to me as "Rolly Otice," but guess his spelling wasn't too good . The last I heard from your mother (1964), she lived in Fullerton, CA.]

Friday 07/12/2002 12:24:10am
Name: Donald Cullum
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Comments: My father was Gene W. Cullum, son of Alva Bert Cullum who was the son of Susan Hannah Tackett and William Thomas Cullum. This site is great! Thanks so much.

Thursday 07/11/2002 6:25:32pm
Name: Paul W. Tacket
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Location: Brooksville, Florida
Comments: I am just beginning to look into the family background. Not much information to go on yet. I hope that I can find some here........PWT..

Wednesday 07/10/2002 4:43:09pm
Name: Dale Scott Tackett
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Location: Lemoore CA,
Comments: I am so happy to see the site again! My parents were both born in West Virginia. I don't know my Dad's father's name. He died when my father was very young.

Again very glad to see the sight again!

Saturday 07/06/2002 8:32:33pm
Name: Frances Glasscock
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Location: Rockwall, Texas
Comments: You have a wonderful family site and I love this Tackett family! My great-great aunt Nan, Nancy Elizabeth Culwell, married James Grey Tackett, son of the Rev. Pleasant Tackett, in Parker County Texas.
My husband's aunt Josie,Josephine Bates, married Mann Tackett. They lived in Seymour,Texas for years. They had one son, Perry, but he had no children, so that particular line of Tacketts is closed.
Tacketts played a big part in the history of Young and Parker Counties in Texas. They are found in a lot of the County history books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. James Gray B. Tackitt [not Tackett], 1837-1912, was one of the seven known children of the well-known Methodist preacher, Rev. Pleasant Tackitt, 1803-1886, of Henry Co., KY, IN, Scott Co., MO, Pope Co., AR and Parker Co., KY, and his wife Keziah Frances Bruton. More has been written about the Rev. Pleasant Tackitt than on any other descendant of the Tackett/Tackitt family. Mann Tackitt, noted by Ms. Glasscock, was one of the eight children of Rev. Pleasant Tackitt's son, Perry Anderson Tackitt. [I corresponded for many years with Mann Tackitt's sister, the late Hope Tackitt, and later another sister, Belle Tackitt.]

Wednesday 06/26/2002 9:40:28pm
Name: Judith Mattioli
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Location: New Providence, Pa.
Comments: I am searching for the father of Thomas Tacket, born 1887, died abt. 1923. On 1900 census of Carter. Ky. it shows that Thomas Tacket had a sister Ella Tacket. His mother was Kate Kelley, born abt 1868. She married James Bradley, born abt 1835, and he raised Thomas and eventually Thomas started using the Bradley name. Kate Kelley also had Wilburn, Oscar, George to James Bradley. Her mother is Jane Kelley, born abt. 1831. Can anyone please help me find out who Thomas's father was. They lived in Carter, Ky. and James Bradley died before the 1910 census. Thomas Tacket (Bradley) moved to Twin Branch, WV in 1914.

Sunday 06/23/2002 11:00:40pm
Name: Leann Komm
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Location: Vancouver,Wa.
Comments: My mothers father was a Tackett. His name Jesse Kay Tackett 1910-1960 wife Mary Margret Carpenter. My grandfaters parents were Leonard Tackett 1879-1954 and Florence Mctigart 1873-1948. I believe my gg grandfather was Lancaster Tackett 1836-1925 who's wife was Mary Ann no sur name know. I am having problems tracing past then. My mothers brother James Lawerance Tackett was just in town and we just got on this subject. I would love any help past this point.
Thank you in advance.
Leann Komm
PS: Great site!!!!!!!!

Monday 06/10/2002 2:27:16pm
Name: Sharon Minton Hill
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Comments: Was looking to see if anyone had been lucky enough to find out the first wives names for Coffee Tackett (1814 NC-ca 1879 AR) or his father Phillip Tackett (1772 NC - bef 1860 AL). Still trying to find their names.

Saturday 06/01/2002 4:46:38am
Name: Shannon Castle
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Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Comments: Wonderful site and info. I'm a descendant of Solomon Osborne, thank you for headstone picture, but am looking for information on DORA TACKETT b.6/26/1892 in Magoffin Co, KY d.10/25/1976 in Thealka, KY. Buried in Staffordsville. She married Henry Vanover. Her mother was Amanda Jenkins of Morgan Co, KY. Father was supposed to be DANIEL TACKETT perhaps of Johnson County, KY. Looking for information on this paternal side. Dora is my great-grandmother. Thank you.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Dora was one of the 9 known children of Daniel & Amanda Jenkins Tackett. Her line: Daniel, James, Lewis Tackett Jr. & Lucy Smith, of Morgan Co., KY. Extensive data on this family line on file w/Tackett Fam. Assn. Henry Vanover's obit pub. in Tackett Journal, Vol. 9:2:524.

Saturday 05/04/2002 5:28:41pm
Name: sandra huff
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Location: 9160 Ellis St., SE, Winnabow, NC 28479
Comments: Iam the granddaughter of Marion Caudill and Rilda Tackett,ggrand daughter of Abener Tackett and Nancy Jane Bryant of JONANCY KY.PIKE CO. . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Abner Tackett has a well-documented lineage. His line: George W. Tackitt, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt, 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [Abner & Nancy Jane Bryant Tackett are buried in the Robert's Cem. at Jonancy. Photos of headstones on file.]

Monday 04/22/2002 2:21:00pm
Name: Peggy Davis
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Location: Cadillac, MI
Comments: Hello: I certainly received a surprise from this site while looking for my late husband's ancestory connection to famous pioneer woman, Jenny Wiley. Recently learned of his maternal grandmother, Nannie LeMaster's 1942 obituary; her mother was Katie Wiley & father Lum LeMaster. Web searches indicate Katie was daughter of Nancy Avelena Tackett. I look forward to contacting you.

Sunday 04/07/2002 0:20:49am
Name: Sylvia M. Tackett (Gamble)
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Comments: I's three in the morning and what I've seen of it so far, I like it. I m the daughter of Floyd Jackson Tackett (one of 8 girls) and Opal Irene Lemaster from Wheelersburg, Ky. Now they call it Mine Fork Road and on down the road is Litteral Fork Road. I plan on coming back in tomorrow night and looking around some more.
Thank you Sylvia Gamble
Salyersville, Ky 41465
Magoffin County
P.S My grand parents were Levi Tackett and Anna Lee Conley on my dads side.
My mothers parents, William Oliver Bradley Lemaster and Lillie Ellen Adams. If I can help in any way, please feel free to e-mail me. My father passed away on April 12, 1999. He had just turned 72, and was born April 6, 1927.

Friday 03/22/2002 6:47:06pm
Name: Cheryl (Teall) Clark
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My grandfather was Charles Lacy Tackett, he left Lick Creek Ky in 1925 as a young boy to come to Michigan with his family. His parents were Ollie Tackett & Chloe Caudill. Ollie's parents were William J Tackett & Lydia Adams. Chloe's parents were William J. Caudill & Lydia M. Hitchcock. I am looking for any info on ancestors or descendents. I know my grandpa went to Ky when I was little to visit his relatives in or around Salyersville so I know I must have kin in that area. I'm having trouble finding who William J Tackett's parents were. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you, Cheryl Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Cheryl's line is: [parent unknown], Charles Lacy Tackett, Ollie C., William J., James "Jimmy" Tackett, b c1818/22, prob. Floyd Co., KY, an assumed son of Lewis Tackett Jr., c1790-bef 1850, and Lucy Smith, of Knox/Floyd/Morgan Co., KY. On the CAUDILL side, she is descendant from Stephen Caudill, 1794-1857, and his 1st wife, Sarah Yonts/Yountz, from whom many of our Pike/Floyd Co. Tacketts are also descendant from.

Saturday 03/09/2002 3:29:01pm
Name: Marlene Tackett
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Comments: I'm so glad to see the site back online. Thanks to you Jim and all others involved for all the hard work and dedication.

Saturday 03/09/2002 11:33:41am
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Location: FT RUCKER, AL
Comments: I HAVE BEEN IN THE MILITARY FOR 15 YRS, AND RAN ACROSS A FEW TACKETT'S, BUT UNTIL NOW I NEVER REALIZED HOW MANY OF US THERE ARE OUT THERE.I'M THE GRANDSON OF GIP O. TACKETT, POSSIBLY FROM CADDO GAP, AR AREA.I WILL HAVE TO GET JOINED UP. GREAT SITE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Gip Olen Tackett, Michael's g'father, has the line of Wm. Madison Tackett, Wm. Garland, Lewis, Lewis Sr., b c1773, of Spartansburg Co., SC and Campbell Co., GA.

Tuesday 03/05/2002 4:04:46pm
Name: Kirby Cay Scheimann
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Location: Flowrey Branch, GA
Comments: Greetings all. My grandfater was PAUL AUGUSTUS TACKETT of Ft. Wayne IN, married to VIVIAN AUDRY HELMICK. My mother is ENID ELAIN TACKETT (Scheimann, then Michaels), and had two brothers, ROBERT RANDALL TACKETT and RICHARD DOLAN TACKETT. GOODLET ELMER, SYLVANUS SYLVESTER, and JEREMIA TACKETT are also in our liniage according to Jim.

My mother and her only surviving brother are renuiting after 35-years this spring. I would like to compile as much family information as I can to surprise them whith when they do get together. If anyone can help, please let me know. I am eternally grateful for Jim and all the hard work that has already been done here...I only hope I can figure out how to use it!

With Love, Kirby Cay Scheiman

Sunday 03/03/2002 12:52:56am
Name: Deanna Green
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Comments: I love this site and visit often.I am the Great Granddaughte of Robert B.or Burton Tackett. He was Born in Alabama to Lancaster and Marry A. Tackett. He had a Brother named Abner Alexander , Leonard,Thomas,James w. two sister's Larra A. And Nancy A. in the 1880 Lamar Alabama census. Lancaster's parent's were born in KY.Lancaster was born in Alabama. Marry's parent's were born in SC. I found Robert again in Rockcreek Pike county Arkansas in 1893 where he married my Great Grandmother Effie Black.
I found 2 of his brothers in California, Abner Alexander Tackett was in San Bernardino, Cal he Died June 3,1954 at 80 years old and Leonard Tackett Died 5 months later in Sacramento,Cal on Nov 18,1954 at 78 years old. Robert Died April 29,1940 in Corsicana,Texas at 69 years old. Thomas Tackett was living in Corsicana,Texas and he had 5 son's and 3 daughters,they were called Ed,Ida,Evie,Edgar,Blam and Harrey or Harvey?Tackett. I am searching for information on any of these Tackett's. Thank's for any help.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Deanna's gt.grandfather, Robert Burton Tackett, 1871-1940, was one of the several children of John Lancaster Tackitt (sic), 1837-1923, prob. b. Fayette Co., AL, and his 2nd wife, Mary Ann [surname unknown], c1837-1923. This John Lancaster Tackitt [there were several], was a son of Abner H. Tackitt and his 1st wife, Celia Ann Butler. A considerable amount of material has been printed on this family in The Tackett Journal and several descendants have been members of The Tackett Fam. Assn.

Monday 02/25/2002 7:40:24pm
Name: Scott Tackett
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Comments: Hi,I am working on my family tree and would like to thank Jim Tackitt for his help.My family is from around Matewan,West Virginia,My Great Granfather was Lewis V. Tackett,whose father was James Tackett,from Carter County,Kentucky

Saturday 02/23/2002 7:26:08am
Name: Katrina Ogden
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Location: Tulsa, OK
Comments: I was just looking around and came across this site. I am the granddaughter of Lester Tackett and Lottie Belle Gragg. They lived most of their lives in N E Oklahoma to the best of my knowledge. They had 9 children James, R.D., Dortha, Junior, Donnie, Paul, Jewel, Delores, LouElla.
Would enjoy hearing from relatives of this line. Thanks for a wonderful site.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Thanks for adding some children of Lesters that we didn't have entered. Lester Tackett's line is: Simon Cornelius Tackett, Pleasant Reaves Tackitt, Rev. Moranda Tackitt, Lewis Tackitt, c1770-1850, VA to Pope Co., AR.

Saturday 02/16/2002 4:41:05pm
Name: Greta Adkins
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Location: Harlan, Kentucky
Comments: Seeking information about my great-grandparents. Jefferson Davis Tackett and Martha Boggs were married in Johnson County Kentucky on March 15, 1892. His age is listed at 30 years, hers at 20. I do not know their parents names, etc. Their son Eligah Tackett is my grandfather. He married Hattie Farley from Harlan County. I know my grandfather worked in Mingo County, West Virginia at some point in time. He died in a coal mining accident in Harlan in March,1943.

Wednesday 01/23/2002 5:25:20pm
Name: Angela Jean Tackett Boldery
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Location: Madison, Indiana
Comments: I didn't realize this site even existed but I am so glad that I found it. My father is William Howard Tackett born August 24, 1947 in Menifee County, Kentucky to Felix Tackett and Gladys White Tackett. My mother is Alma Jean Russell Tackett and they married on Dec. 22, 1964. My grandparents had 20 children total: 10 boys and 10 girls. I have heard my dad mention that papa had a brother named Rome and a sister named Dorthula, there are several more siblings but I don't remember their names. I also believe papa's fathers name is William Abel Tackett.

Friday 01/18/2002 9:55:22am
Name: Marie Burke Necessary
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Location: Springfield, Ohio
Comments: I have found this site very informative in finding out how I am related to the Tacketts. I am desended from William SR. Tackett and Amy Johnson. MY great grandparents were William Payne (Doc) Johnson and Levina M. Fleming.Thank you for your dedication to this site. Marie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Marie Burke Necessary, is the dau. of Wm. McKinley Burke and Rhoda [nee Burke], and has at least four Tackett lines going back to William Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, and his sister, Aley Tackitt Johnson, on both sides of her family ­ as do so many of our Pike/Floyd Co., KY kin.

Tuesday 01/15/2002 0:34:56am
Name: Ellen Carper
E-Mail: tetta@bright.net
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Location: CHILLICOTHE, OH 45601
Comments: Hi Jim and all;
I am a descendant of Thomas Johnson, Sr. of Pike Co., KY, and have been keeping track of your Page and Family for a long time now. Glad you got it back up, and let us know of the URL by the Tackett Querie page. Great work, and thanks for being there. I found a lot of info on the Tacketts on the Russell Co. VA page, and have a map out of Troy R. Keesee's "Wataugah Land Purchases", showing the plat of land William Tackett owned. Was really pleased with it.

Wish to thank you for all the hard work I know you and others have done. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Thanks for the information. Although we do have several references to the Wm. Tacket (sic) and the Watauga Land Purchases, we have not seen the map to which you refer, but just know that this land was " [472 acres] on the head of Boone's Creek (near Jonesborough)."
We are not sure which of the several early WILLIAM TACKETTs is the one connected to the "Watauga Land Purchases." It was not William Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY, as the land was patented to an earlier Wm. Tacket [of the the Watauga Land Assn.] on 10 Aug 1775, but he MAY have been William Tackitt Sr., of Wayne Co., KY.

Tuesday 01/08/2002 10:23:42pm
Name: Joe P. Tackett
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Location: New York, New York
Comments: Hi all. I am the grandson of Ed "Teeny" Tackett, great-grandson of Joe P. Tackett of Floyd County. Thanks so much for the wonderful website. I feel like I'm back home again listening to stories of Long-Fork from my family.. . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Joe Tackett's gt.grandfather, Senator Joseph Patterson "Joe P." Tackett, 1895-1971, was one of the founders of The Tackett Reunion on Long Fork, Pike Co., KY. Joe P., born at Tackitt/Hartley, Pike Co., KY, was a son of Jasper "Jay" Tackitt & Sarah Johnson Tackitt. His line: Able, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Friday 01/04/2002 6:39:21am
Name: Mary Frances Tackett Lewis
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Comments: I'm interested in learning more about the family history. I will pursue. Thanks for doing so much research. Mary Lewis

Tuesday 11/27/2001 9:15:32pm
Name: Brenda Lee Tackett Locklear
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Location: Laurinburg, North Carolina
Comments: Hi, my cousin Jack Tackett Jr. & my brother Bill Tackett Jr. introduced me to the Tackett website. It is truly fascinating to see so many Tacketts from all over the USA! My father's name is Bill Tackett & my mother's maiden name was Anna Mae Smith (from NJ). My father was one of 16 children born to Frank and Leitha Tackett. My father's birth date is Feb. 16, 1935??. They lived in Jenkins Ky., near the Pound, Va. state borderline. Are you familiar with this branch of the Tackett family? I know that Frank had a brother named Bill, probably who my father was named for. Thank you for providing such a wonderful database of Tackett family history. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yes, we do have very extensive data on this family line. I recently sent a report to your cousin, Jack Tackett Jr., that was 71 pages in length. Your line is: William "Bill" Tackett, Frank Harvey, King Solomon Jr., King Solomon, Harvey, George W. Tackitt Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [You have a 2nd line back to Elder Wm. Tackitt's brother, Francis "Lyin' Frank" Tackitt.]

Friday 11/16/2001 5:21:06pm
Name: Angel Tackett
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Location: Ariel, Washington
Comments: I am trying to get the obituary of Wilburn Lee Tackett, who passed away in 1964 in an auto accident, does anyone have a copy that they could e-mail me?
I would really appreciate it,also I want to find a photo of him.

Friday 11/09/2001 6:28:28pm
Name: Missi Cable
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Location: Dorton, Pike Co., KY
Comments: I would like to thank you for the information you gave me. I had some of the information and I am very glad that you helped me. This site is very helpful to even a beginner. Again, thank you very much for your help. Thank you, Missi

Thursday 11/08/2001 7:33:20pm
Name: Valerie Pack-Harrell
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Location: Washington State
Comments: Can anyone help me??? My grandmother is Lesta Tackett, she had a son named Edd Junior Pack on May 25, 1945, in Martin Kentucky. I was told that my dads real dad wasalso Edd Pack, but I can't find anything else about him. I have so many ?'s, like if he and my grandmother were ever married, and if anyone knows when my dads dad was born or died, please if you can help me, please email me, i am so stuck and could really use some help. Thanks. Valerie.
my line of Tackett's is: Lesta Tackett, Wilburn Lee Tackett, George w. Tackett, etc.

Tuesday 11/06/2001 10:06:43pm
Name: Missi Cable
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Location: Pike Co. Ky
Comments: I have found this site very helpful. I would like to find more information about my line of Tackett's. My great-grandfather was McKinley Tackett. He married Maggie Greer. His fathers name, to the best of my knowledge, was John M. Tackett. Any information on this line would be very helpful to me and I would really appreciate it. Thank you, Missi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: William McKinley Tackett, 1897-1978, of Letcher Co., KY [marr/1 to Maggie Greer], has the line of: John M. Tackett, 1868-1946, George W. "Bud" Tackitt, c1842-1894, George W. Sr., 1804-1852, Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Tuesday 11/06/2001 6:23:46am
Name: Jeanne Tackett
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Location: 14146 Cardinal Lane, Fayetteville,AR
Comments: Wonderful,wish I had found you months ago! Thank you. Jeanne Tackett

Wednesday 10/24/2001 10:52:32am
Name: Cline William Tackett
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Location: Canton, Michigan
Comments: Hello
I'm just starting to trace My family back. the farthest I have gone is my grand father Cornelious Tackett who married Delcie Gillenwater abt. 1898.
My Father Cline Ernest Tackett was born and raised in Simerco WV Sept 1914.
Any help or resources you could give would be apreciated.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Although not noted with the family in the 1920 Lincoln Co., WV Census, we assume that Cline does correctly have his father's parents as noted. This being the case, then, his line is: Cline Ernest Tackett, (1914), Cornelius B. (1873-1957), Elijah (1842-1903), William L. Tackett (1807-aft1900), most likely a son of one of the two John Tacketts for that generation in Kanawha/Greenbrier Co., VA.

Wednesday 10/10/2001 7:52:27pm
Name: randy smith
E-Mail: parkershores@angelfire.com
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Location: Oklahoma
Comments: Searching for information on my great grandparents and back. My great grandfather was Reuben B. Tackett b. abt. 1865 Parker, Texas m. Nancy Jane Sims b. abt. 1869 Sims, Montgumery Co., AR daughter of Jordan Willam Sims and Nancy Minerva Standridge. Thank you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: This is a family for whom we have seen several queries. Unfortunately, none have presented any verifiable evidence to show that a person by the name of Reuben B. Tackett even existed. This is an odd predicament as we have most of the census returns for the U.S. & Indian Territory, as it applies, from 1790 thru 1910, plus thousands of court records. Of the several Reuben/Ruben Tacketts we DO have on file, the only one that remotely could fit this profile would be a REUBEN TACKITT, b c1859, Louisiana, noted in the household of Nathan Van Buren Tackitt, 1807-c1871/79. It is not even certain that this REUBEN was even a Tackitt by birth. He does seem more likely to have been a step-son, but may have taken the Tackitt/Tackett surname. Some of this family did settle in Texas, but not Parker County. We are aware of several Tackitt/Tackett families that did settle in the Weatherford, Parker Co., Texas area, but none being a Reuben Tackett. Well, we keep looking and daily add new material to our files.

Tuesday 10/02/2001 5:41:48pm
Name: valerie pack harrell
E-Mail: halohound@webtv.net
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Location: longview,wa.
Comments: hi, i have been trying to obtain a photo of wilburn lee tackett and catherint kattie moore tackett, these are y great grandparents, will someone please help me get a photo of these people, please. i would really love o see what my great grandparents look like. thanks.

Sunday 09/30/2001 8:42:13am
Name: Sandy Blair
E-Mail: Sandy.Blair-Ak@ky.zzn.com
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Comments: I am related to the Tacketts my Grandmother on my Mothers side was a Tackett her name was Moncy Tackett she married Warren Collinsworth she was the daughter of John Milt Tackett and the granddaughter of Hiram C. Tackett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: John Milton Tackett, b 1858, Johnson Co., KY, was one of the 12 children of Elder Hiram C. Tackett and Lucinda G. Shavers who lived and are buried near Staffordsville, Johnson Co., KY. [See photo of their headstone in Tackett Journal]. Hiram C. Tackett was a son of John Sizemore & Alsey Tackett.

Tuesday 09/11/2001 5:21:07pm
Name: Kathie Pigott
E-Mail: Starorion721@cs.com
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Location: Ohio
Comments: I am so glad to meet all my relations. I am trying to compile as much information as I can in my life time. I am hoping to give my research as gifts to my nieces and nephews and greatnieces and nephews. I may not get it done but maybe I will light the fire and somone else will carry the tourch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: If you will provide some specifics, I am sure that either I or some of the thousands who have viewed this site can provide help on the line you are seeking.

Friday 09/07/2001 11:55:34pm
Name: robert scott tackett
E-Mail: bandctack@aol.com
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Location: chicago heights illinois
Comments: any knowledge of tacketts in sesser illinois?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yes, we do, but specifics would be helpful.

Sunday 09/02/2001 1:10:11pm
E-Mail: bowenvickie@hotmail.com
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Location: Crossett, AR.
Comments: I have been tracing the wrong family tree, so hopefully someone can help. I ordered the death certificate of my grandfather and that is when I found I was following the wrong JOHN TACKETT. I was given JOHN TACKETT & V.ALICE MOORE TACKETT. That is not my line of Tackett. This is the correct information and anyone having any info. please let me hear from you at bowenvickie@hotmail.com My father, JOHNNY GEORGE TACKETT, BORN: 5-3-1935 IN HUNTER, WOODRUFF, ARKANSAS, DIED 6-2-1972 IN MOLINE, ILLINOIS, BURIED IN HAZEN, PRAIRIE,ARKANSAS. His father JOHN WESLEY TACKETT, BORN: 8-11-1894 IN ILLINOIS (NO KNOWS COUNTY OR TOWN) DIED 5-1969 IN HAZEN,PRAIRIE, ARKANSAS. MARRIED 2ND WIFE UNKNOWN DATE GRACE SMITH TACKETT BORN: 3-14-1908 DIED 10-1981 BURIED IN HAZEN, PRAIRE,ARKANSAS. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER NAME IS JOHN WESLEY TACKETT NO DATES MARRIED AN ELIZABETH ANN (NO KNOWN MAIDEN NAME AT THIS TIME). Hoping the social security application I have order will help me on her maiden name and county of illinois where he was born. My father had 2 brothers and 1 sister. Thank you for your help.

Thursday 08/30/2001 11:08:41am
Name: Betty Weaver #1328
E-Mail: okie@gtwn.net
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Location: Georgetown, Texas
Comments: My TACKITT line is very well researched and Jim Tackitt has sent my a lot of good stuff.
I am trying very hard to find the name of the mother of Louisa Elizabeth Miller who married Andrew Chester Tackitt in 1864 when she was only 12. Louisa's father was solomon Miller and probably married her mother at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory about 1848. Louisa was born at Fort Phantom Hill in 1852 and I have information, not proof, that Louisa's mother died at Fort Belknap, Young Co. Texas about 1857.
Since Louisa gave birth to six little Tackitts, I have slight hopes that some one may have a clue.

Monday 08/27/2001 9:43:51pm
Name: Paul Shafer
E-Mail: shaferry@yahoo.com
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Location: Seattle
Comments: I just visited Pike County for a Tackett - Kinney reunion at the Breaks Park. It was wonderful to hear the family stories again and walk in the mountains.

I have not seen any references to an Amos Tackett. I imagine he would have been born 1885-90, and married Melpha Kinney. Their son Frank was my grandfather. I am just starting to get into this and am not sure I've got the names right.

Thanks for keeping a great website.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Response from Jim W. Tackitt: We have rather extensive material on both the paternal and maternal lines for Paul Shafer. To be brief, though, the line from Paul's grandfather, Frank Eltis Tackett, 1912-1972 [last living at Reno, NV], is: Amos H. Tackett, King Solomon, Harvey, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [This King Solomon Tackitt, 1857-1941, was the father of 22 children by his 3 wives ­ at different times, of course.] Sorry that no one informed us of the Tackett-Kinney Reunion that Paul refers to.

Sunday 08/26/2001 11:33:01am
Name: Alexa Tackett-Stoner
E-Mail: cresentmoon_pke@hotmail.com
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Location: Mineral Wells, TX
Comments: I was wanting information on my father and his family. My father pasted way so i must look for information like this. His name Elvin Everett Tackett, lived in Bedford, TX. A lawer in Grapevine, TX.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Response from Jim W. Tackitt: Elvin Everett Tackitt, Atty. [changed surname to Tackett], late of 2112 Shadybrook Dr., Bedford, TX, was member #54 in The Tackett Fam. Assn. His line: Benjamin Tolbert Tackitt, Tolbert Pierce Tackitt, John Hilyard Tackitt, John Tackitt, of Kanawha Co., WV. Extensive material on the family of John Hilyard Tackitt, b 1808, VA, has been published in many issues of The Tackett Journal.

Thursday 08/23/2001 11:44:36pm
Name: linda woodward
E-Mail: lsnooksw@aol.com
Homepage Title: tackett
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Location: howell co.
Comments: my mothers 1/2 brother was a tackett. her mother was jency ann bennett. she was also married to john bell watson after tackett. my mothers name is amanda elsie watson born july 5th 1915 at west plains mo. any info app. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reponse from Jim W. Tackitt. Jency Ann Bennett's first husband was Lewis Harvey Tackitt. His line: William M. , Phillip Jackson, John, Phillip Jackson, William Tackitt Sr., c1750, of Wayne Co., KY - family later to old Gasconade Co., MO.

Thursday 08/23/2001 2:31:38am
Name: valerie pack-harrell
E-Mail: halohound@webtv.net
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Location: Longview, Washington
Comments: i am looking for photos of my great grandparents, wilburn lee tackett and catherine "kattie" moore-tackett, if anyone can send me any photos of them i would appreciate it very much, also am looking for the bible which belonged to catherine "kattie" moore-tackett, last known where abouts of this was in the hands of wilburn lee tackett, after his death this was misplaced, wanting to retrieve this special family bible...please help, thanks, valerie pack-harrell, 1065 7th ave, longview washington, 98632 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Response from Jim W. Tackitt: Valerie Lynn Pack Harrell's line is: Ed Junior Pack [b 1945], Lesta Tackett [b 1920], Wilburn Lee [b 1892], George W. [b c1853], Thomas [b c1819], Francis "Lyin' Frank" Tackitt [b c1789], Phillip Tackitt Sr., c1745-aft1830, of Pike Co., KY.

Thursday 08/16/2001 6:42:25pm
Name: Leann Komm
E-Mail: One4x4lady@aol.com
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Location: Vancouver,Wa.
Comments: Hello, I am new at this family tree stuff. My Husband has been doing this for our daughter. I have found that my mothers father was a Tackett and went back from there. I have traced my line back to Lancaster Tackett Born about 1785 in Virginia, and died about 1885 in Alabama. I would love to have any later information on this I have come to a wall. I am also looking for information on a Mary Lightfoot who was the mother of Florance Mctigrit who was married to Leornard Tackett born July 6, 1879 in Lamar Alabama. Mary Lightfoot I think was Indian. Thank you for any help with my search.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reponse from Jim W. Tackitt: Leann doesn't give her recent Tackett line, but I assume she is from the family of Leonard Tackett, b 6 Jul 1876. Her line: John Lancaster Tackitt [children's name changed to Tackett], Abner H., Lancaster Tackitt, c1782-1848, from Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL by 1840. Lineage beyond Lancaster not verified. Sorry, we have no verifiable data regarding the parentage of Florence Ann McTigrit, wife of Leonard. [Of note: Leonard & Florence McTigrit Tackett's son, Rev. Reuben Austin Tackett, b 1906, of Modesto, CA, was a long-time Donating Member of The Tackett Fam. Assn.]

Wednesday 08/15/2001 9:19:04pm
Name: Betty Tackett Brayfield
E-Mail: bradb@siscom.net
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Location: Springfield,Ohio
Comments: Hi all you Tackett's out there.I am looking for photos of my ansesters.My line is Hiram C.Tackett.His son Andrew J.Tackett.His son Samuel J.Tackett.His daughter(my grandmother)Sallie Esta Tackett.My father is Raleigh Tackett of Springfield,Ohio.Also would like photo of my gggg grandmother Alsey Tackett who was married to John Sizemore.Would love any clues as to how I could obtain these. THANKS ALOT

Saturday 08/11/2001 10:16:05am
Name: George R. Tackett
E-Mail: gt1124@aol.com
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Comments: Have enjoyed previous membership in orgnization. Found publication most helpful in my family research.

Friday 08/03/2001 4:44:58am
Name: valerie pack-harrell
E-Mail: halohound@webtv.net
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Location: washington state
Comments: i was recently emailed a photo of my grandmother, LESTA TACKETT-STOUT and my father EDD JUNIOR PACK that was taken when my father was a lttle boy, LESTA TACKETT was the daughter of CATHERINE "KATTIE" MOORE-TACKETT AND WILBURN LEE TACKETT, I will be receiving more photos of my TACKETT family from my grandmother very soon, however I was told by my grndmother that she doesnt remember some of her families names, is there any way to find out who is who in the photos she has? My TACKETT line from my grandmother is WILBURN LEE TACKETT, GEORGE W., THOMAS, FRANCIS "LYIN' FRANK", PHILLIP TACKITT SR., c1745-aft1830, Pike County KY.
I would like to correspond with anyone who is descendent of same line, also I will be making a video recording my grandmother and some stories of her TACKETT family, is this something that the Tackett Families association would be interested in? let me know.
thanks again, Valerie Pack-Harrell 1065 7th Avenue Longviw WA. 98632

Tuesday 07/31/2001 4:30:44pm
Name: judy osborne busby
E-Mail: hilza50@aol.com
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Location: orlando FL
Comments: Really enjoyed going through the guest list. Saw some family names. If anyone has any information on Hilza(Osborne)McCown Tackett I sure would appreciate it if you would share it with me.

Wednesday 07/25/2001 5:02:27pm
Name: valerie pack-harrell
E-Mail: halohound@webtv.net
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Location: wa state
Comments: after just speaking with my grandmother, Lesta Tackett, i found out some very interesting info about her father, Wilburn Lee Tackett, i was told that after my great grandmother, Catherine "kattie" moore-tackett, passed away, my great grandfather married again, my grandmother said he married a woman named edith hamilton-tackett, i was also told about how earl tackett, who my grand mother says was her half brother, that he was killed in a coal bank accident when he was about 12 yrs old, and that my great grandfather wilburn lee tackett, was also injured when this happened, wilburn had lit a stick of dynamite while mining for his own coal, and earl tackett was with him, along with another brother or half brother of my grandmothers and my grandmother said that after her dad lit the dynamite they all went running and that earl did not get out of the coal bank in time, and she said that her dad was also injured from this accident (he sustained injuries to his back) and was unable to work for a spell thereafter, and the other brother of half brother of my grandmother made it out and he being the only one that was unharmed, ran for help, i was also told by my grandmother that rhoda tackett fell from a ladder and because of injuries sustained from the fall, both she and her unborn child died, can anyone tell me anything more about these sad accidents? also, i will be visiting my grandmother soon in indiana, and will be taking along a cassette recorder to record some of the stories of my tackett family, this was in fact the idea of my grandmother Lesta Tackett, so to those of you who still have tackett family remaining, i urge you to just listen and record these stories, so that you too can pass them down from generation to generation, anyone else in my tackett line, feel free to e-mail or snail mail me any time, thanks...

Wednesday 07/18/2001 3:25:24pm
Name: Douglas Tackett
E-Mail: ctackett@casagrande.com
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Location: Okla.
Comments: I am looking for info on Marion woodrow
tackett,b 30 jun 1918 in gracemont, ok
died i think in anadrako, ok may 1977.
married ruth e. nelson.
sons- William Nelson Tackett & Douglas
D. Tackett.
would like info on marions father &
I have never gotten a chance to meet
any one on my fathers side of the family
Doug tackett casa grande, az.. THANKS . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Please review my message to you dated 14 Jul 2001. It does appear that your Marion Woodrow Tackett was a son of William Mason Tackett Jr., b Sep 1883, Georgetown, TX. This line is from John & Sarah Pelphrey Tackett from Floyd/Johnson Co., KY to Madison Co., AR. Review our website, "Descriptive Table of Contents," for references to this family.

Saturday 07/14/2001 8:16:09am
Name: Valerie Pack-Harrell
E-Mail: <halohound@webtv.net>
Location:washington state
Comments:my grand mother is lesta a tackett, born may 19, 1920, my great grandmother is katie moore-tackett, she died january 19,1929, she was 39 years old when she passed away, in floyd county ky, i just spoke with my grandmother and she has several photos of her tackett family and is willing to allow me to scan them, if you want i can forward these to you, i told her of the pictures you have on this site, and she thinks its wonderful, e-mail me and let me know if you are interested valerie pack-harrell e-mail halohound@webtv.net my home address is 1065 7th avenue longview washingto, 98632, thanks for having such a magnificent site

Saturday 07/14/2001 5:18:23am
Name: Valerie l Pack Harrell
E-Mail: <halohound@webtv.net>
Location:state of washington
Comments:I am lookin for information on Katie Moore Tackett, my great grand mother, who died in floyd county ky on january 19, 1929, she was married to Carlos Tackett, years of birth and death for him are not known, they had several children, my grand mother is Lesta A tackett Stout married to Paul E Sout in Newport news virginia, Lesta A Tackett was born in frasiers creek ky on may 19, 1920, she has several siblings, who are as follows, Nevel Tackett, dates for birt and death are unknown, but my grand mother believes she was born in Little Mud, Nevel Tackett died at about 1 month old, from diptheria, in KY < Clifford tackett, brother, years for birth and death unknown, Wendell Tackett, brother, who was born between 1917 and 1919, Carmel Tackett, brother, who is now 86 years old and living in the state of illinois, Blanche Tackett, sister, dates for birth and death are unknown, Brooke Tackett, sister, dates for birth and death are unknown, Bessie Tackett, sister, date of birth is unknown, she is currently in the hospital and in poor health in west virginia, Earl Tackett and and Carl Tackett were said by my grand mother that she elieves they were half brothers, but her an her siblings helped to raise them, my grand others mother, Katie Moore Tackett died when my grand mother was 8 years old, Katie Tackett Moore's parents were General Moore, and Elzabeth Stumbow Moore (or sounds like Stumbow), may have been from or died in McDowell ky, an uncle of Lesta A Tackett was Basil Tackett, Basil Tackett had three sons, Andy (may have been Andrew) Tackett, Evan Tackett, and Burt Tackett, some cousins of Lesta A Tackett were Joe P Tackett and Arvil (or sounds like Arvil) Tackett, another cousin of my grand mother was Ray Hamilton, Wilburn Lee Tackett, is also related to my grand mother, not sure if he was a cousin or an uncle of my grand mothers, my grand mother had 1 son with Edd Pack, who left my grand mother just before the baby was born, that 1 child was my father, Edd Junior Pack, who was born in Martin KY on may 25, 1945, and died in michigan city indiana on july 6, 1991, the name of my father is incorrect in the tackett family genealogy book that my grand mothers sister had before she passed away, my father, Edd Junior Pack married my mother Dixie Shirline Ponder-Pack, and tey had 8 children together, including myself, and my mother had two children before her and my father were married, childrens names are as follows, Edd Pack, son, born in 1966 and died in 1966 from an auto accident in laporte county indiana, lesta a pack, daughter, birth day not known however born in indiana, elvis a pack, son, birthday unknown born in indiana, carmella s pack, daughter, birthday unknown born in indiana, priscilla m pack, daughter, birthdate unknown born in indiana, alvious e pack, son, born february 11, 1974 in indiana, myself>>>Valerie l Pack, daughter, born august 5, 1975 in laporte indiana, and farrah j pack, daughter, born march 13, 1977 in mansfield ohio, DIXIE S PONDER-PACK also had 2 sons before her and my father were married, they are Roy Dale Ponder born october 1, 1962 and died on November 25, 1983 from duchennes muscular dystrophy, and gary lee ponder birth date unknown, gary lee ponder's name was changed to morris lynn weatherbee, when he was adopted by ada weatherbee who was my mothers aunt, this is the only information i have about my family, if anyone can help me figure out what tackett line i am a part of i would forever be geatful, my home address is VALERIE LYNN PACK-HARRELL 1065 7TH AVENUE LONGVIEW, WASHINGTON 98632 !!! OR YOU MAY CONTACT ME VIA E-MAIL, HALOHOUND@WEBTV.NET, PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY HERITAGE AND I MUST SAY TO WHO OPENED THIS SITE YOU DESERVE A STANDING OVATION FOR A JOB MAGNIFICENTLY DONE....B RAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY GRAND MOTHER ALSO MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS A JUDGE IN FLOYD COUNTY WHOSE LAST NAME WAS ALSO TACKETT, AND THAT SHE KNEW A JIM TACKETT OR TALKED TO HIM AT ONE TIME AT A FAMILY REUNIO, ANY IDEAS WHO THIS MAY HAVE BEEN? SHE SID HE WAS DOING GENEALOGY ON TACKETT'S BY CHANCE COULD THE CREATOR OF THIS SITE BE THE SAME MAN? THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME POST ON THIS SITE, I WILL VISIT OFTEN AND WOULD LOVE TO BE A MEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday 07/11/2001 4:04:17pm
Name: Kimberly Ann Tackett
E-Mail: <newbg01@yahoo.com>
Location:Phoenix, Az.
Comments:I am the daughter of Hassell and Mae Tackett. Born in Trenton, Mi. My grandparents were Willy
and Verny Tackett. Anyone out there know them.

Tuesday 06/26/2001 1:46:24pm
Name: Shirlene Binion
Comments: I am looking for the family of Thomas Tackett and Sarah? I have 2 of the Children, Moses and Sarah.  My husband was a Greatgrandson of Moses. James W. Tackett was son of Moses, and Grandfather of my husband. Am also looking for the father of Thomas and back as far as anyone has it. Would appreciate all te help I can get. Thank You, Shirlene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Shirlene doesn't give her husband's connection, but it is perhaps thru Arminta Belle Tackett who marr. Willie Leathers BINION. Arminta was a dau. of James Wilse Tackett & Dulcena Sparks. James Wilse was a son of Mose Tackett, a son of Thomas Tackitt, c1770-aft1850, of Pike Co., KY and later Johnson Co., KY.

Friday 06/22/2001 3:16:25pm
Name: Jodie Henderson Hunter
Location:Midwest City, Okla.
Comments: My mother was Forrest May Tackett, Her father was Thomas Rayburn Tackett, Calvin W. Tackett is my uncle. I talked to him back in Feb.2001. Thomas R. was Married to Geniath T. Jones, but I haven't been able to find out anything on her or her family, If you have any info on her I would like to know. Thanks Jim for the good job you are doing. I am doing 5 Genealogy. Thanks again Jodie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Sorry, we have nothing further on Jodie's Geniath Tennia Jones Tackett. Jodie's Tackett line is: Forrest Mae Tackett, Thomas Rayburn, Thomas David, Wiley Blount, David T. Tackett, c1790-1857, NC to Wayne Co., TN. Jodie's uncle, Calvin Wm. Tackett, has been the major researcher on this line for many years.

Thursday 06/14/2001 10:51:59pm
Name: Robin Scott Coe
Comments:Daughter of Robert Tackett Scott, whose mother was Lillie Mae (Dolly) Tackitt, whose father was Marion Tackitt, whose father was Abel Tackitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Robin's line is: Robert Tackett Scott, Lillie Mae "Dolly" Tackitt, Francis Marion [aka Marion], Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Monday 06/11/2001 10:00:16pm
Name:Kris Clow
Location: Ohio
Comments: I went through all the e-mails to see if I could find a connection to my family but none were
listed. I am a decendant through Preacher Elder William Tackett,George W. Tackett, William Tackett, Kenis Tackett, Alma Tackett. I have not been able to find any information about my g.g. grandparents Kenis Tackett & Angie Compton. I know of my g.grandmother Alma Tackett but nothing else about Kenis' family. I'm looking for brother & sisters of Alma's and anything I can find on Kenis & Angeline Compton Tackett. Is there any help for my family line on your web-site? I've filled out the application and now I need to mail it. Appreciate any help. Thanks, Kris

Friday 06/08/2001 3:53:44am
Name: Richie Tackett
Location: Pike Co., KY
Comments: My dad is McCoy Tackett,his dad was Fred Tackett, his dad (bad) John Tackett. All lived in
pike co.ky.Anyone who knows more about the (Dorton,ky)Tacketts just drop me a e-mail.
Thanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Richie's line is: McCoy, Fred, John M., George W. "Bud," George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [also descendant from Aley Tackitt thru John M. Tackett's wife, Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hall.]

Monday 05/28/2001 5:54:07pm
Name: Larry A. Powell
Location:Loudonville, Ohio
Comments:I wrote an inquiry to the Pike county forum searching for information on my Powell family in
the mid 1800s. Mr. Jim W. Tackitt graciously wrote me back and gave me some wonderful information on George W. Powell and John W. Powell. He also gave me information on locations named for my Powell ancestors. This is a direct line that I have been looking for.I now would like to schedule a trip to the area to see it.
Again, thank you Mr. Tackitt for your help. I am very grateful. Larry A. Powell

Wednesday 05/02/2001 3:33:51pm
Name: Angela Tackett Overstreet
E-Mail: tozonian@aolcom
Comments: I really love this site. I have been to it many times and thought I would just say Thank you Jim. It is wonderful. I have sent in my application and can't wait to get started on reading some back issues of the journal. My line is: Lewis Tacquett Sr.>John M Tackitt>Philip Moses Tackitt, Sr.>William Tackitt, Sr.>William "Buck" Tackitt, Jr.>James Tackitt>Hiriam Tackitt>James Madison Tackitt>William Goble Tackett>Donald Clifton Tackett>Angela Lynn Tackett Overstreet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Thanks for the kind words. Angela's father and grandfather are also enrolled members. A small change in her lineage should read: Wm. Tackitt Sr. [1779-1851], Phillip Tackitt Sr. [not Mose], the ASSUMED son of John Tacquett [Tackett/Tackitt], Lewis Tacquett.

Monday 04/23/2001 5:34:10pm
Name: Stephen Tackett
Location:Newark, Wise Co., Texas
Comments:I am looking for the parents of Thomas Jefferson Tackett born 25 Jan 1880, probably in Shannon County, Missouri. All I know is that he married Judia M. Norris on 21 November 1898 in Navarro County, Texas. Also, he had 2 children Albert Britton (30 July 1899 Navarro County, Texas) & Martha Catherine
(25 Oct 1901 Navarro County, Texas).


Sunday 04/22/2001 1:13:40am
Name: Michael Tackett
Location: New Castle, Pa
Comments: Hi I just stopped back in to see what was going on. I changed my Internet Provider and lost
everything I had about my line. My father was Alvin Lee Tackett (1934-1984) My Grandfather was
Ollie Wilfred Tackett (no dates). I would greatly appreciate any info I could possibly get. Thanks for anything you can give me.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Michael's line is: Alvin Lee Tackett,
Ollie Wilfred, John W., George W. Jr., George W., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. We wish to remind the readers of this Guestbook, that enrolled members can obtain a lineage report on
all those in their direct line that we may have entered in our database.

Sunday 04/15/2001 6:39:18pm
Name: Glenda Tackett
Comments: Just surfed in to say how glad I am to have found
the Tackett family web site. Hope to attend The family reunion this year(2001). Would love to hear from descendents in my line of Wm. Atcheson Tackett, Enos "Jack" Tackett, William Henry, James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt,Sr,.1779-1851, Pike Co. Ky. It is just great to know where your roots are. Tho I never knew my family. Better late than never.

Wednesday 04/04/2001 2:56:53pm
Name: Kim Bierbaum
E-Mail: kksgen@hotmail.com
Comments:I am looking for information on a Rosa TACKETT.
According to her tombstone, she was born in 1831, and died in Kansas City, MO 4 May 1903. She is
buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Kansas City. Rosa married Robert WALLACE and had 5 children.
One of her children, Sarah Ann, married Wakefield SEARCY in Kansas City. The only other Tackett
information I have is that Rosa's parents may have come to Missouri from New York. Rosa had a
sister who married a SODEN in Kansas City.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W.
Tackitt. Ms. Birbaum's line is from the only family of this surname in America, we are aware
of, that had its origins in Ireland. The surname was most likely TACKET but was soon to be
TACKETT. Rosa Tackett Wallace seems to be one of the five children of an "unknown" Tacket who
settled in the Kansas City area around 1860. We have never had contact with any of this family,
of the present generation, who now bear the surname of TACKETT ­ but there could be a few.

Monday 03/19/2001 2:10:01pm
Name: Heidi Watson Crabtree
E-Mail: missileace@yahoo.com
Homepage Title:Buster's Battery Cartoons
Homepage URL:http://www.bustersbattery.com
Location:Ohio, Texas temporarily
Comments: My gggg grandparents were Masias Hall and Unisiah Smith. I am always searching for more info, especially on Smith's family. I would like to someday find the "link" to England or wherever the Halls and Smiths in my family came from.
Feel free to email me or visit my site anytime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Close to 100 of our enrolled members are descendants from Mesias
[1775-c1851/59) & Unisiah Smith Hall (b1774) of Mud Creek, Floyd Co., KY, mostly thru their son
Richard Hall who marr. Sarah Tackitt (1813-1904), both of whom are buried on the W.F. "Frank"
Tackett Cem. on Long Fork/Virgie, Pike Co., KY. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no verifiable evidence located proving beyond JESSE HALL, the father of Mesias, and no evidence proving the parentage for Unisiah Smith/Branham? Hall. [It appears, by the way, that your website, as given, is a "dead link." I have not been able to access it and I have both a DSL and Cable modem.]

Saturday 03/17/2001 2:35:14am
Name: Danny Ray Osborne
Location:Spokane, Wa.
Comments: I am the grandson of Lizzie (Elizabeth) Tackett - Osborne, who was married to Dock Osborne. I am just starting my research, so have few facts. I would appreciate any help, thanks!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Normally we need such additional data as WHEN and WHERE, but in this case, we were
able to easily locate the family in our database. Danny's Tackett line is: [unnamed Osborne], Sarah
Elizabeth Tackett, George W., Thomas, Francis "Lyin' Frank" Tackitt, c1780/89-1874, of Pike Co., KY. Danny's Osborne line goes back to Solomon Osborne, 1765-1852. of Pike Co., KY. [See photo of this headstone on our website.]

Wednesday 03/14/2001 12:50:43am

Saturday 03/10/2001 2:15:44pm
Name: Marlene Tackett [Mrs. Earl Wayne Ta kett]
E-Mail: Marlene_Tackett@yesconnect.net
Location:Morehead KY
Comments: I am looking for information on my husbands ggreatgrandparents - Bill and Peggy/Margret Lawson Tackett. They had four sons: Estill (Carter Co.Ky),Wilson (Rowan Co.), Lewis Harvey
(Menifee Co.) and Floyd (info. unknown). The 1910 census index shows Margret living with son
"Buck" in Menifee Co. at that time. We cannot find anything on Bill or their son Floyd. We would like to find the burial sites along with any other info available. Some relatives thought they ere from Floyd Co. Ky, others say

Wednesday 03/07/2001 9:01:23pm
Name: Janet Tackett
Comments:Looking for some info on John Alfred Tackett b.9 Aug 1868.. D. 13 Aug 1934. Sp. Atheline Hawkins B. 24 March 1886.. D.24 march 1937. Children: Earl, Joe, Charlie, Noah H., Alice Lee, Willie B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: This is one of our
rather well-researched lines. John Alfred Tackett, from Owen Co., KY, has the line of: Holman Rice Tackett, Charles C., Wm. Tackett III (1782-1852), Wm. Jr., Wm. Sr., Lewis Tacquett, of
Stafford Co., VA. [Holman Rice Tackett was named for his grandfather, Rev. War veteran, Holman Rice, 1758-c1849, of Bath Co., KY.]

Sunday 02/25/2001 2:22:13pm
Name: Diane Grogan Litow
Location: Aurora, IL - via Berryville,AR
Comments: I noticed a reference to Berryville, AR in a message from 1999. The Berryville, Carroll Cty [County], AR Tacketts are still around. I learned just a few months ago that my grandmother, Della Mae Tackett, was a descendant of the Mountain Meadows Tacketts.

My line is Della Mae, d/o Thomas B. c1884, s/o Emberson Milum c1853 (Mtn Mdws
survivor), s/o Pleasant Tackett c1832, s/o Martin c1810, s/o Lewis c1770. My grandmother had only one brother, who died fairly young, and twin sisters. The family names are now Foster and Grogan - and there are a lot of us! Does anyone know to whom the two suriving Tackett boys (Emberson & William Henry, c1855) were returned? I have to say I'm amazed at the history of this family!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Mrs. Litow is correct. One member of this family, that we are aware of, did return to Carroll Co., AR, but apparently did not leave any descendants to pass along the surname. The marr. record of Mrs. Litow's Thomas
(sic) to Cora Jones, is on record in the Carroll Co., AR Courthouse, dated 3 May 1906. I'm not one of them, but I've had contact with several descendants of both Wm. Henry and Emberson Milum Tackitt over the years and all use the "Tackitt" spelling. The two boys who survived the massacre [Wm. Henry & Emberson Milum] were returned to the home of their grandparents, Emberson & Sarah Allred? Miller in Carroll Co.,
AR. Emberson Milum Tackitt later moved to Cherokee Co., KS and Arizona and Wm. Henry Tackitt
settled in Taney Co., MO where he died in 1891. His widow moved to Fresno Co., CA by 1900.

Friday 02/23/2001 2:55:12pm
Name: Ricky Lee Tackett
E-Mail: 127b@home.com
Location:Nashville, TN (but from Letcher Co, KY)
Comments: My father is Tommy Ray Tackett (b 1940)...his father was William Henry Tackett, who died just a few years ago. We're all from Letcher County, KY (Kona and Jenkins). I'm REALLY new at this geneology stuff, so any help any of you could offer would be wonderful.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: With over 50,000 entries in our Pike/Floyd/Letcher Co., KY area database, chances are that we do have your family information, but with so many William Tacketts in our database, we would have little success in making a family connection without additional data. We offer hints on composing queries that may bring success on our website.

Sunday 02/18/2001 1:58:15pm
Name: Betty Brumback
E-Mail: Blue_KY_Girl@webtv.net
Comments:My gr-gr-grandfather was Mathew Tackett from Pike County, m. Lucinda Johnson, son Solomon was my great grandfather. He died in 1982 at the age of 100. You have a great web site.....Betty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Mathew Tackitt, 1840-1929, was a son of Wm. Tackitt Jr. & Sarah Caudill Jr., of Long Fork, Pike Co., KY, a family featured in The Tackett Journal, issue 28:4. His son, Solomon Tackett, 1881-1982, was marr. in Letcher Co., KY to Elizabeth Newsome. His obit appeared in the Journal, issue 19:1.

Friday 02/16/2001 9:33:22pm
Name: Charity Wilson
Comments: My Great-grandfather is Abner Hampton Tackett b. 11 Jan, 1853. He married Fannie Cole. I believe
his father was Lewis B. Tackett b. 1811, who was the son of Lancaster Tackett b. 1780, and so on
going back to Louis Tacquett. I got this information from a cousin, so I don't know if it's correct, or simply her guess. Additionally, is there any known information on Fannie Cole? I have found her in the 1880 Census, but as I've heard said, one census does not a family a make!!;) Also, if you are interested I do have some decendentry information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Charity's family line goes back to LANCASTER TACKITT, c1785-1848, from Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL bef 1840.

Friday 02/16/2001 2:29:17pm
E-Mail: jtacket@dellepro.com

Monday 02/12/2001 4:45:33pm
Name: Terry L. Short
Comments:I am a direct dencedant of Lewis Tacquett who
arrived in america after1686 and settled in staford county,VA. He is buried near Cedar Run in PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY VA.It is on my fathers side of the family that Iam related to the tackett family.My uncle did research on this and said Lewis Tacquett was born about 1680 in France.I
want to know what region he was from If anyone knows please E-mail me. I would be grateful THANKS FOR READING THIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. I'd guess that just about every TACKETT/TACKITT descendant in America is a descendant of LEWIS TACQUETT, c1665-1743, of Stafford/Prince Wm. Co., VA, with a few notable exceptions as noted on our website.

Sunday 02/11/2001 9:11:37pm
Name: Barry Johnson
Location: Longfork, Virgie Kentucky
Comments:Great website it is a great connecting place to exchange information.I am related to the Tackett
line from many different branches my paternal and maternal lineages being descended from William Tackett and Thomas Johnson, two of the earliest settlers in the Longfork area.Though I do not belong to your orginization at this time I do plan to join in the future and look forward to meeting others interested in our shared history as well as the local history of this area.I would like to offer help to anyone visiting the Longfork area if they should need help in locating any of our local cemetaries most of which I am familiar with many of them being in isolated areas and hard to locate.

Sunday 02/11/2001 8:29:48pm
Name: Mary Diane Peer
Comments:This is the first time I ever signed a guestbook on any site. However, I was excited that someone had really started a Tackett website and I hope to find more family history on my mother's side. Thanks, Diane     

   P.S. By the way, my mother's name is Clarice Luella Tackett Peer. Born on November 5,1926 around the Ozarks of Missouri. Her parents were Mr.Mrs Luther Tackett, her mom's full name was Cora Jane Harris. My mom had one brother, James Tackett, and eight sisters. Well, I guess I better stop before I run out of room. But, If anyone in Missouri, or anywhere else who might be related to us, I have some more information that I would like to share.
   I'm planing on starting a family website hopefully to connect the Peer's and the Tackett's together, however I don't have all the details,yet. So once again thank you for allowing me to sign your guessbook.

Saturday 02/10/2001 9:37:42am
Name: Phillip W. Channell
Comments:According to the Social Security Death Index, Alfred Luck b.1883, d.1971. His original application for a social security account, lists his mothers name as Mary Tacket, his father as James Luck. They were probably married around 1860. Their children:
Amanda "Mandy" Luck b.10-11-1860 m.or had children by Will Cherry #2
Samuel McDaniel 4-20-1899
Nancy Jane Luck m. Ike T Barham12-27-1894
Leona Luck m. John McDaniel
Annie Luck M. John McDaniel
Sarah "Mellie" Permelia Luck m.
Rufus J. Jordan 3-27-1902
Will Luck
Wesley Luck
Alfred Luck m. Mary Elizabeth MaHarry (MaHarrey)c.1907. Its suspected that they were from Tn. before coming to Al.
Need information on this Mary Tacket Family or actually any of these individuals. Thanks!
romulusredneck@aol.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Sorry, I don't have
record of this Mary Tacket, but by an odd coincidence, one finds in the Tuscaloosa Co., AL
Marr. Records, the marriage dated 13 Nov 1883 of JAMES TACKETT to MARY E. LUCK [M:149].
Considering what you have, it could be that the transcriber of this marriage record had the surnames reversed???

Thursday 02/01/2001 10:25:31am
Name: Gary Stephen Blair
Location:Pylesville, Md
Comments: My mother was the late Lahoma Pearl Tackett of Reno Nv. She was born in Nagautuk W.Va. Her
family was from Mingo county W.Va. Thank You for the Tackett Family Assn. Sincerely, Gary S. Blair

Saturday 01/27/2001 7:44:17am
Name: michael jesse tackett
Location:182 marie ,westland, michigan 48186
Comments:I am interested in following my blood line if possible. parents: Jesse Tackett b.1924 or 1926 pike co. Delora Lucille Mitchell, b. mid 1920's also Pike co?
They were married about 1944, also Pike co , I beleive.
My dad Jesse has sister Helen Tackett (now Helen Butler). His parents were Leslie and Eula Tackett (maiden name Samples) I think they would have been born early 1900's ,possibly late 1890' also in Pike co area. also married early 1920's in same area.
If helpful, my mom Delora Lucille Mitchell's parents are Fay and Irene Mitchell.Both born
early 1900's or late 1890's in same Pike co. area? Irene (maiden name Thomas) died 1952-1954?
in same area (Pike co?) of brain anurysm.
Any info would be greatly appreciated. I plan to join Ass'n when membership becomes
availible.The Tackett website is absolutely facinating!

Friday 01/19/2001 7:44:22pm
Name: Deborah Terry
Comments: My line-- Inias Hamilton d/o Booten, b. 21 Aug 1897
& Ida Collins -- Booten s/o Joseph Hamilton b.
bet. 1876-1878 & Perneda Tackett. Joseph -- s/o
Squire Hamilton b. 31 Jan 1857 & SALLY TACKETT
(family bible page lists parents as Marge Hall &
Tackett)]. Perneda Tackett (commonly known as
Sis) b. 1 May 1879 d. 9 Sept 1846 [have obit from
Minutes...of Regular Primitive Baptists Sept.
1946 - parents listed as
STINCE (?William Stinson b. 17 Oct 1848 d. 13
June 1908 s/o Tapley & Elizabeth Hall Tackett?) &
SUSIE Tackett. Susie is listed as Moore on the
family bible page. My grandmother Ida Collins'
line goes back to Masias Hall & Unisiah Branham
Smith thru her mother Rosa Belle Howell b. 24 Feb
1876 d. 2 Mar 1904 --d/o Joel Howell b. 22 Dec
1854 d.1 Jan 1933 & Marinda (Rin) Jane Hall b.1
Dec 1855 d. 1922. Would appreciate any info on
Sally Tackett, as well as Stince & Susie Moore
Tackett; and any corrections in my info. I
haven't been documenting as much as I should,
correcting that now. Look forward to becoming a
member in March. Great site! Thanks.
Deborah Terry, 106 Washington St., Willard, OH 44890

Friday 01/19/2001 2:20:20pm
Name:Gina Stanley
Homepage Title:The World of Gina Renee Stanley
Homepage URL:http://www.geocities.com/justginarenee
Referred By:Search Engine
Location:Wise, VA
Comments: Mahala Mosley Branham is my great-great-great-great grandmother. It was wonderful to find a picture of her. I have researching all the Branham info I can find and what a great find this was.

Tuesday 01/16/2001 2:18:24pm
Name: John P.Osborne
Location: Paducah, KY
Comments:Great site and a real professional job of getting a lot of information in a readable form. Thanks,
John Osborne

Sunday 01/07/2001 8:48:06pm
Name: Michelle Dawson
E-Mail: dawson_62@hotmail.com
Location:Pineville, WV
Comments: My Mother is Ollie (Newsome) Tackett, b. April 28, 1920. (daughter of Andrew Tackett and Virgie Tacket. Virgie Parents Eli and Jane. Looking for dates on Eli "Little Yi" Tackett, His first wife was Jane ? second wife Hillies, Between both wifes he had 25 children. Eli is my great Grandfather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Eli Tackett was b. 4 Mar 1871, Wales [Turkey Pen], Pike Co., KY and died
26 Mar 1950 at Hartley, Pike Co., KY. He is buried on the Amil Little Cem. on Long Fork Rd. His 1st wife was Margaret Jane Hampton and his 2nd was Hilza P. Osborne [went by her step-father's surname of McCown].

Thursday 01/04/2001 11:05:10pm
Name: Robert Mark Ritchea, M.D.
Location:Columbus, GA
Comments:Jim, just thought I would officially sign the guestbook. Thanks for your prompt reply to my
Email concerning my gedcom recently. Have a nice day.

Wednesday 11/22/2000 4:54:06am
Name: Kimberly Adams-Twiss
Location:Oregon now Idaho
Comments:Looking for maternal relatives ~ Tacketts from Montana/ Claude & Zed, son Don, daughter Jean.
Any info would be a great help:). . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Unfortunately, Kimberly did not provide enough information to check on this family. Because of so many common names [although ZED certainly isn't common], we really need the dates, or approx. dates of birth for these folks.

Tuesday 11/14/2000 0:08:23am
Name: Deborah Michelle Tackett McGovern
Location:Niles, MI
Comments:Hi I'm a Tackett. I have been unsucessful in
finding my roots. My fathers Name is Richard
Eugene Tackett born 2/16/1933 and his father was
James Tacket borned in Carter Co. Ky 7/26/1901 he
married a Theora Colburn (sp?) They had two
additional children. I remember looking for my
great grandfather's grave when I was young and it
was just inside KY by Portsmouth OH and I think
his name was Also James Tackett. Any help would
be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Deb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply
from Jim W. Tackitt. There are no JAMES TACKETTs,
b 1901, fitting this profile in the 1910 KY
Census, nor none in our 90,000 entry dB or our
extensive Tackett marriage files. Send along any
documented you have on the family [marriage,
birth, death, etc.] and I'll study them for
possible clues.

Saturday 11/11/2000 1:16:13am
Name: Vanessan Tackett
Location:Prestonsburg, KY
Comments:I really think that this is a great thing that
you are putting out there...our family history is
so interesting and I am glad that I can look this
site up anytime I want to.

Thursday 11/09/2000 2:47:52am
Name: lois ann caudill-kurzyniec
Location:trenton michigan
Comments: starting to look for family roots--my mother is the daughter of willie and vernie tackett from pike county ky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Lois Ann has 2 Tackett lines
on her father's side and 4 on her mothers. Her material grandparents were William [but always known as "Willie"] Tackett 1893-1965, [son of Jerry & Frances] and Susan Verna "Vernie" Tackett, 1890-1961 whose both parents were Tacketts: George and Rebecca J.. . . . . . all go back to Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. [Numerous members of this family are enrolled members of The Tackett Family Assn.]

Thursday 11/09/2000 0:35:52am
Name: Eileen Rice
Location:Hooker ,Okla.
Comments: Hi Jim, being a few years since we have talked, was surfing the net for one of my surnames and saw that you still had your site. Great Site. Loved the pic's you have added.
I am decented from Elizabeth Tackett who was daughter of Lewis Tackett and Susan Sumpter. Elizabeth married first Othy Barnett, and was supposed to have had a daughter named Mary Polly Barnett, I have still not proven that she is their daughter as many still say they didn't have any children. Have you seen anything to prove that Othy Barnett was Mary Polly Father, or that Elizabeth and Othy did have this one child ..
you have done a wonderful job , as usual, keep up
the good work., i'll be back and check once in while to see what is new . . . . . . . . . . . .
. .. . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: We have "Jaw Bone history" only that Elizabeth Tackett had a child by Otho Barnett. This MARY "Polly" BARNETT, 1822-1867, was, according to her headstone, born 2 years prior to the marriage of record for Othy Barnett and Elizabeth Tackett. [Elizabeth Tackett Barnett was marr/2 to Robert Tackett, 1815-1880, on 20 Mar 1837 in Floyd Co., KY. No record of a child named MARY in connection with this family] . . . but, Othy Barnett was an elusive gentleman who may have moved west to Missouri with his assumed brother, Elias, who had deserted his family. Some say this was also the case with Othy.

Friday 10/20/2000 8:01:27pm
Name: kermit collins
Comments:My grandmother was Lucy Tackett-Collins, Like your site very much, has been very helpful.


Monday 10/16/2000 7:12:21am
Name: Charleen Marie Tackett Smith
Location:San Jose and Los Angelas,CA now live in Milwaukie, OR
Comments:I was trying to locate my missing father and sister and stumbled accross this website. I have no clue which line of decendants Im from but maybe someone can HELP. My fathers name is Edward Otis Tackett II (born June of 1942 or 1943) I believe from somewhere around Claremore, OK. Son of Edward sr. Edward sr died sometime in the early 1970s has a sister I believe by the name of Virginia Tackett Washam of Claremore, OK died in her 80s sometime about 1988. If you have any info on this please let me know. Also I have a sister named Ren'e Lynn Tackett (born 2/10/1980)San Jose, CA daughter of Diane Bremmer and Edward II whom I am deperately trying to find.

Friday 10/06/2000 3:29:49am
Name: Vickie Tackett Bowen
Location:Crossett, Arkansas
Comments:Just found this page was wonderful to read items on here. Have just started tracking my heritage. Planning on taking a day off work next week to go to court house or libraries in Hazen and Hunter Arkansas. My dad's name was Johnny George Tackett, ss has his name spelled Jonnie Tackett his date of birth was 5-3-35 born in Hunter, AR. Died 6-5-72. His father was John Wesley Tackett, date of birth 8-14-1894 died 5-1969 in Hazen, Prarie County, AR. married to Gracie Tackett, date of birth 3-14-1908 died October 1981 in Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas. I have no idea what her maiden name was at this time. My grandfather was married prior to my grandmother but do not know who too. My father's brothers are all dead and he has one sister but do not know how to locate her. I have been told my great grandfather's name was Johnny George Tackett also but no one can tell me for sure that is why I am going looking, I have also been told that my great grandfather was a full blood Cherokee Indian. Have not found anything out planning on making the trip to Hazen next week. Hunter, Arkansas has no library or court house so hoping the court house and library in Hazen, AR. will be able to help. All are buried in the Cementary in Hazen, Arkansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Your father, John George Tackett [as per his Illinois State death certificate], was married to Shirley Jean Wheatley and they lived at Davenport, Scott Co., IA, at the time of John's death in Moline, IL. John's father, John W. Tackett, was marr. to Grace Mae Smith. John George, Grace & John W. Tackett are all buried in the Hazen Cem. at Hazen, AR. The 1880 Prairie Co., AR Census "indicates" that the father of your John Wesley Tackett was perhaps John G. Tackett and likely his 2nd wife, V. Alice Moore, to whom he was marr. in 1889. This elder John G. Tackett was b. c1850/51 in KY. We have yet to determine his parentage. There is no indication along the line that there was any Indian ancestry - they are all noted as "White."

Thursday 10/05/2000 3:24:18am
Name: Doug Caldwell
Location:Kingsport, Tennessee
Comments:My great-grandfather was Millard Tackett. My grandmother was Rosa "Babe" Tackett who married my grandfather, Willie Brown Caldwell. I was on the Ky Vital Web Site and linked to a message board to view Tackett and saw your email address.

Monday 10/02/2000 5:04:31pm
Name: Maria Bartlett McKee
Location:Tehachapi, CA
Comments: I am the grand daughter of Elsie Tackitt.. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Maria
McKee's father was my 1st cousin. We lived together when we were "tots." Maria's lineage is: Bernard Alton "Bobby" Bartlett, Elsie Isabel Tackitt, Joseph Wm., Allen Jackson, John Wesley, Nimrod Tackitt, c1765-1837, of Monroe Co., WV/VA. [Allen Jackson Tackitt removed from Johnson Co., MO to Calif. during the "Gold Rush."]

Saturday 09/30/2000 6:00:58pm
Name: Neal Lorimier
E-Mail: <NealCape@aol.com>
Location:Originally MO, Now AZ
Comments: My wife was a Tackitt and I am trying to put together her family tree.. . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Neal's wife was a descendant of Capt. Mann Darius Tackitt of Pope Co., AR & Texas.

Friday 09/15/2000 2:56:07am
Name: Chad Ray Tackett
E-Mail: <chadetc@yahoo.com>
Location: Billings, Montana
Comments: I am hoping that someone out there can help me. Here is my problem. I am looking for my natural father. Below is all the information I have on him, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Oh yes, just for everyones knowelege, I have no desire to contact him or interfer with his life as he now leads it. I just want to know about him, what he was like and how his life turned out. You see I have 2 different storys. The one my mother has always told me up till 2 or 3 years ago. And the one my aunts let slip past their tounges.
   My mothers story goes, Raymond was killed in a car accident just out side of Salt Lake City in
May of '66. And my Aunts goes, he left my mother a month before I was born, and went back to California,
to live with a girl he loved there. Now here's all the information I know about him

Raymond JR. Tackett born in Ft. Levenworth KS. March of 1938? was a weilder by trade worked the ship yards in Anahime, Cal. Married my mother Laura Jean Malcom in Plymoth county Iowa in '64 or '65 I can't remember for sure. As I stated I am only looking for basic information about him, so any help would be appreciated. Thank you all for your time. Your Fellow Tacket, Chad Ray Tackett

P.S. Does any one have a backround on the tackett history as I know nothing about my family
history, other than TACKETT is of a French origain.

Thursday 09/14/2000 4:41:41am
Name:Michael Tackett
E-Mail: <MDMTackett@webtv.net>
Location:New Castle, Pa
Comments: just stopped in to check everything out. My father was Alvin Lee (1934-1984), and my line is
Ollie Wilfred, John W. (1865-1935), George W. "bud" Tackitt Jr., George W. Tackitt, and William Tackitt of Pike Cty Ky. If anyone from this line would like to correspond feel free to drop me a line. Also my mother was Mary Jane Fyffe, I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio and when my father passed away I moved here to Pa.

Monday 08/28/2000 9:11:00pm
Name: gardner tackett
E-Mail: <kytackett@freeatlast.com>
Location: born in floyd cty ky,reside in atlanta ga
Comments:my son just got me internet active.i have been a member of the tackett family journal for a long tome.my number is 0196. i am a diabetic and had to have my leg amputated two weeks ago. i am doin ok and hope to learn the use of this computer ,so i can keep busy. any msgs would be welcomed. . . . . . . . . . . .
. Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Gardner has been an active member since 1974!! His line: William "Will", Eli, Enos, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. Gardner has also attended many of the Tackett Reunions, along with some siblings and his late Mother, Florence Bryant Tackett, 1894-1995.

Sunday 08/27/2000 7:30:10am
Name:Carol Hale
E-Mail: <chale@cyberstation.net>
Location:Wichita Falls, TX
Comments: I found this group from a Mountain Meadow Massacre webpage link..I am the GGgranddaughter of Emberson and Sarah MILLER whose daughter Armilda married Pleasant TACKETT . Both were killed at the Mountain Meadow Massacre in Utah in the 1850's. Their two surviving children Emberson Tackett and H. William Tackett were returned to Berryville, Arkansas to live with their grandparents and were only 5 and 8 when they show up on the 1860 Census. They show up again in 1870 but then I lose track of them. Although I am not directly related to them, I am curious about what happened to them and would solve a puzzle and genealogy puzzle for me.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Carol: It's a long story, but briefly: Emberson Milum "Milum" Tackitt [they all used the "itt" variation of the name] went on to Okla. & Arizona, where many descendants live today. Wm. Henry Tackitt died in Missouri and his widow moved on to the California where many of those descendants still live. I've been in contact with some over the past 40 years.

Name: james / Phyllis Lynam/Greenlee
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Mississippi/Arizona
Time: 2000-08-21 01:17:48
Comments: My father James Lynam is a member of the Tackett Family Assn. He wanted to check out your web site. So we are He is visiting me in Phoenix Arizona. I love the Tackitt Family Journal. Great job!! Phyllis

Name: Richard C Kramer
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Decatur, Ill
Time: 2000-08-16 09:36:37
Comments: Just recently learned that my grandfather (Albert Augustus Tackett born June 27, 1884 in Morgan Co Ind) remarried at age 59, had three children, and died August 26, 1955 in Hopedale Tazewell Co, Ill. He was previously married to Burdella Mae Smith born 1893 (my grandmother) and they had eight children between the years 1911 and 1923. I'm trying to find out what happened to her? She disappeared in 1926 while staying in Chicago. We heard she may have died of TB? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Interesting! There is no State registered record of Burdella's death [under that name] in Illinois Death Records, 1911-1974, nor for Albert Augustus Tackett. The line of Albert Augustus Tackett is: Sylvanus Sylvester, Jeremiah, c1810 KY, d aft 1860, prob. Morgan Co., IL [See article on this family in Tackett Journal, issue 34:2]

Name: Perscilla Stanley Belsan
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 2000-08-12 16:58:00
Comments: I'm a member just looking . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Perscilla's line is: Gladys Tackett, Grover Cleveland, Enos, George W., William Jr., Elder William Tackitt, 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Tony Mullins
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ypsilanti, Mi.
Time: 2000-08-07 13:09:41
Comments: I am so thankful for this family association. It has provided information that I might have never found on my own. It has been an extremely valuable tool in the search for my Tackett ancestry. Not to mention that becoming a member made me feel closer to the Eastern Kentucky family that I remember from my childhood, as some of them where also members. Thanks Jim. Tony Mullins. Line: Teddy Mullins, Viola Anderson, Annie Rebecca Tackett, James, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Thanks, Tony, for the kind words. We do respond personally to all who provide their full names and mailing address. Enrolled members [Sustaining & Donating] have the advantage of being able to obtain a documented report on their family lines.

Name: Linda McFarland Timcho
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: California
Time: 2000-08-02 23:10:59
Comments: Hi Jim, Thanks to the information you provided, I have located my Lawyer relatives in Oklahoma and a whole bunch of Tackitt and Pointer relatives in Missouri. When I began my search about a year ago, I didn't think I would ever locate my father's ancestors and relatives--thanks so much for the help. Are you accepting new members yet? I'm away from home for the summer, but would like to join when I return this fall. Tackitt family line: James Leo McFarland; Ethel Naomi (Lawyer) McFarland; Rebecca Ann (Tackitt) Lawyer; William Lewis Tackitt; John Tackitt; Phillip Jackson Tackitt Sr. & Betsea Pointer

Name: vicki klein
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Davis, CA
Time: 2000-07-30 02:02:14
Comments: Hi from Davis! Have been doing some research on my TACKETT line, and was wondering if you had any records that would help. I am looking for TACKETTs from Indiana (very hard to search): Greenbury TACKETT (1816-1881) m. Sarah STEWART. Lived in Washington and Clark Counties, IN. Known children were Cynthia, John P., Elisha R. and Caroline. Elisha TACKETT (1855-1927) m. 1) Mollie EWING. Children were Robert and James Edward (1882-1941). Elisha m. 2)Eliza Belle ROBBINS, son Oliver Benjamin TACKETT. Elisha m. 3) Thelma BUSH, son Donovan Beverage TACKETT. Greenbury's father, possibly George TACKETT, was born either in Ohio or Virginia. I was wondering if you had any data on Green's ancestry, or any of the others connected with this line. Thanks for your reply, Vicki Klein

Name: Jennifer Nyquist
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dayton, Ohio but living in Florence, KY
Time: 2000-07-24 05:15:23
Comments: I am trying to locate info on my ggg-grandparents. They are Samuel Tackett and Hannah Davis (?)Tackett. Samuel was born in 1803 or 1805 in VA (according to the 1880 census), but I don't know about Hannah. They lived in Vinton County, OH. My gg-grandmother was their daughter, Lucinda Tackett Cox. Lucinda's daughter (my g-grandmother) was Nora Cox Binderbasin. Nora's daughter (my grandmother) was Esther Binderbasin Bycofski. I would appreciate any info on Samuel Tackett (or Hannah, or any of their children). The only Samuel Tackett I can find info on was born about 1773 in Kanawha Co. VA, and I don't think it is the same one.

Name: Darlene Ruhl
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Florida
Time: 2000-07-22 01:24:59
Comments: I am looking for any information on Agness Tackett, wife of Jess (Jessie) Benson, mother of James Monroe Benson (b.2-12-1858). Sorry there isn't more info, we've just started looking for our family. Thank you for any help you can give us. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Names, without other identifying clues, are often difficult to check on. A suggested guide for writing queries can be found on our website URL : http://www.jps.net/jtackitt/15.RootsWeb.Queries.html.

Name: Michelle Gallo
From: Florida
Time: 2000-07-16 19:35:04
Comments: Hi I'm hoping someone could help me locate a Rebecca Tackett. She was 13 years old in 1974 and lived in Dayton Ohio. Her relatives are Alice Tackett, Robert Tackett and Sabrina Lynn Tackett (Sept. 11th 1971-June 23rd 1974). I'm trying to find Rebecca because Sabrina Lynn (who I have learned passed away at age 2) is my sister. If you know anything, please contact me. I have been searching for over 6 years.

Name: Bruce Tincher
From: St.Albans,WV.
Time: 2000-07-14 21:58:44
Comments: I was doing research on regional history and ran across the site.One of my great-grandfathers was Lewis Tackett and the 1st name of the town I live in was Tackett's Fort after the same L.Tackett.Still lot's of us around the area and a nice state historical marker on the outskirts of town dedicated to Tacketts Fort.Nice sight ,I hope to drop by more often! . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Bruce is referring to the well-known LEWIS TACKETT, c1730-aft1830, who settled near present St. Albans, WV and was one of those credited with the 1787 building of Fort Tackett. The fort was destroyed in the Shawnee Indians massacre on 27 Aug 1790. An artist's rendering of the Fort is shown on the cover of our membership "Invitation" mailer.

Name: Tony Mullins
From: Ypsilanti, Mi.
Time: 2000-06-17 03:25:45
Comments: I am so thankfull for this family association. It has provided information that I might have never found on my own. It has been an extreamly valuable tool in the search for my Tackett ancestry. Not to mention that becoming a member made me feel closer to the Eastern Kentucky family that I remember from my childhood, as some of them where also members. Thanks Jim Tony Mullins s/o Teddy Mullins, Viola Anderson, Annie Rebecca Tackett

Name: Kenton Isham
From: Texas
Time: 2000-05-31 17:42:27
Comments: was searching my heritage and entered my mothers maiden name, she was born Marilyn Kay Tackett, Sept.9 1945 sent her this url for farther research for her thanks Kenton.

Name: Terry R. Tackett
Referred by: Net Search
From: Spencer, IN 47460
Time: 2000-05-27 03:47:25
Comments: Philip Tackett was my father. He was born 12/20/1907 and died 12/25/1987. He was from Arkansas and I only met one of his sisters (Mary). He had 13 siblings. I have 2 older 1/2 brothers (Ron & Jerry) and 1 older 1/2 sister (Sharon). My mother's name is Bettie (Jewell). I have a sister (Phyllis) and a brother (Jeff). I was married to Anne E. Deakyne and we have a son (Brandt) and daughter (Christen).. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Philip TACKETT [not from Arkansas] was born on 20 Dec 1907 [also given as 26 Dec 1907] in Centerton, IN, the son of Lawson Douglas Tackett & Martha Fishel. He died on 25 Dec 1987. His line: Lawson Douglas, Jeremiah, c1810-aft1860, of Morgan Co., IN.

Name: Vicky Neville
From: Baltimore, MD
Time: 2000-05-26 18:36:52
Comments: Hi my great grandfathers name is Arthur Tackett he married Tennessee Damron. I know his mother had like 15 children and I don't know any of their names or his parents names. He and my great grandmother were from Pikeville, Kentucky if you can help me in any way please contact me. Also I can give his childrens info if you don't have them. Thank you, Vicky Neville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: I don't know Vickyís parent's names, but her line from her grandfather back is: Jonah Arthur Sr. [lived at Baltimore, MD], Calvin, Jasper "Jay", Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [Sorry, we don't know the ancestry for Tennessee Damron.]

Name: Dwayne L. Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Columbus, Ohio
Time: 2000-05-18 02:01:45
Comments: Just browsing and thought I would say "hey" to all the other Tacketts out there.Father-John Tackett,Grandfather-Bluford Tackett,Grandmother-Mindy Da mronTackett. Lots of cousins and a couple uncles. Father was raised on Long Fork in I think Pike county. Any other info would be helpful.Bluford was born around 1900-1905. See ya all.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Dwayne's grandfather [Bluford Tackett] has multiple Tackett lines. His father was RICHARD TACKETT, 1857-1925, son of Solomon & Mariba Hall Tackitt, and his mother was MARY "Polly" TACKITT, 1856-1925, a dau. of William Tackitt Jr. and Sarah Caudill Tackitt Jr.. [we have the ORIGINAL 1828 Marriage Bond on file for Wm. Tackitt Jr. & Sarah Caudill Jr.

Name: Jo Ann Kinney
From: Cincinnati OH -- living in Williamstown, KY
Time: 2000-05-08 10:45:28
Comments: I am searching for my family history. My mother was born in Pike County, KY. Here is the information needed. Her name is Frankie Pearl Tackett. Her father's name is Calvin Tackett. Her mother's name is Ruth Ray (Tackett). She was born May 19, abt 1914 in Pike County, KY. She has several brothers: Johnny Tackett, Charlie Tackett, Cecil Tackett, Bud Tackett. I don't know the names of the rest of them. She was married several times to: Harley Jones and produced one daughter, Juanita Katherine Jones, January 27, 1928. Hobart Newman, no children. William Ottis Fields, one daughter, Jo Ann Fields ( Kinney - me) February 7, 1959. She died February 18, 1969 in Cincinnati, OH. She was burried at Baltimore Pike Cemetary. I am looking for all the information I can find on my family but I need a lot of help. I have searched a lot of places and cannot find anything on my family. If you could please help me it would be greatly appreciated. If you know anything or have any records please let me know. Thank you very much. Jo Ann Kinney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Jo Ann has Tackett lines on both her grandparentís lines. Paternal: Wm. Calvin, John Henry, William, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY - - - and, Maternal: Rutha Ann Ray, Samuel Gilford Ray, Louraney Ray, Rebecca Tackett, Francis ìLyiní Frankî Tackitt, c1780/89-1874, Pike Co., KY. [Elder Wm. Tackitt & Francis Tackitt were siblings.]

Name: Michael Tackett
From: New Castle, Pa
Time: 2000-05-02 05:12:20
Comments: Just stopped back in to see if I could find any relations. My Internet has been down and life has been so busy as of late, but I am still workng on my family tree. My father is Alvin Lee Tackett b1934-d1984 born in Firebrick, Ky. And his parents were Ollie and Elsie Richards Tackett (no dates available) If anyone is of relation drop me a line. Thanks...
Name: Patrick Brown
From: Piedmont, Ohio
Time: 2000-04-28 03:23:11
Comments: I am a descendent of Lewis Tackett Jr. through his daughter Keziah of the Kanawah River valley and also am a historian. Your web site will be very usefull in my research . Thanks for all of the good work.

Name: terri moller
From: greenfield, mo.
Time: 2000-04-23 22:28:56
Comments: my great-grandma was a tackett. have a bunch of tackett cousin's mostly in the howell county, mo. area! . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Our late Vice President, Carl Dwight Tackitt, 1911-1978, was of your line.

Name: margaret sexton
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: greenup co. ky
Time: 2000-04-19 17:43:36
Comments: i have found your location quite helpful in my reasearch on the Johnson, Burke , Gibson, Branham lines.I am a direct decendent of Charity Gibson Branham and Johnson families.Although i found a few more brick walls,i verified some info i had already gathered .Margaret Sexton in Ky

Name: jill bueter
From: cincinnati ohio
Time: 2000-04-17 19:02:25
Comments: this is a great site, my great great grandpa greenville burke was married to lucretia tackett and they had i believe 11 children. just started my family tree search and this site has helped.

Name: Garland Tackett
From: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Time: 2000-04-12 04:47:48
Comments: I was a former member and received the newsletter for a few years. My father is Thomas Garland Tackett, Jr. of Memphis, TN; my grandfather was Thomas Garland Tackett, Sr. of Caddo Gap, AR. Thanks for establishing a web site.

Name: Carrie Crum
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Lexington KY
Time: 2000-04-11 01:13:02
Comments: My Tackett family is from Floyd and Pike counties [Kentucky]. I wonder what the draw was to have so many Tacketts stay in the mountains. Not all of my family were in the coal mines. Many were farmers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply by Jim W. Tackitt. Much could be written on this subject, but in brief, coal mining is a relative new experience in the area. Prior to 1880, or even 1900, there was very little mining. Most of the mineral (coal) rights were bought by large out-of-state corporations for "peanuts" after 1880. At that time most folks were farmers. There is now virtually no farming or livestock raising left in the area, although most of the older folks will have large gardens and still manage to put away a good share of their gardens for later use. After the 1920's thru the 1940's, there was really a large migration out of the area. An old saying in the area is that "If it were not for Kentuckians, there wouldn't be an Ohio."

Name: Floyd A. Tackett
From: Ashtabula, OH
Time: 2000-04-10 16:42:39
Comments: My father, Ezra, was born and raised in McDowell [Floyd Co.], KY. He was the son of George and Margaret Hicks Tackett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply by Jim W. Tackitt. Floydís line is: Ezra, George, Greenville [Civil War vet.], George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt, 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [Ezraís father, George, also had 6 children by his 2st wife, Inis McCOWN]

Name: Mona Lee Tackett Pentecost
From: King George, Virginia
Time: 2000-04-10 06:03:54
Comments: I am the daughter of Earsel Tackett born in Pike Co.KY The son of Arthur Tackett. I believe my grandmother was Mabel Tackett but I am not sure. My grandfather had a brother named Aubrey. My father had two brothers and one sister Robert, Edgel and Doreen. Unfortunatly this is all of the information I have. So any information you have would be great. Also do you have info on when enrollment will open up? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply by Jim W. Tackitt. We have extensive data on Mona's several Tackett lines that all go back to Elder WILLIAM TACKITT, 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY - plus almost all of her other lines which include the OSBORNES, CAUDILLS, ROBINSONS, JOHNSONS, KINNEYS, HAMPTONS, CANTRELLS, BRANHAMS, ELKINS, LITTLES, & NEWSOMES.

Name: Timothy Cavender
From: South Charleston, WV
Time: 2000-04-06 00:34:09
Comments: I am descendent of Keziah Tackett and John Young and need to determine Lewis Tackett's ancestry. The WV Archives has two books on the Tacketts, but neither was able to confirm father of Lewis. Any help would be most appreciated. . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: We have a great deal of documentation on this family, but we still have not proven by "solid" evidence the ancestry of LEWIS TACKETT, c1730, of Kanawha Co., VA. It is safe to assume, however, that he was a son of LEWIS TACQUETT [Tackett] JR., the only one of the three brothers to have moved over to Frederick Co. by the 1760's.

From: Columbus, Ohio
Time: 2000-04-03 05:12:21
Comments: I am the great grand daughter of John Day (1882-1948) and Bell Dora Hall Tackett (1887-1971)of Floyd County. John Day's parents are George Tackett and Elizabeth Akers Tackett. This is the only information that I can find. I am trying to find out if I am of the French or Irish lineage of the Tackett Family.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. I'm not aware of ANY Tacketts in our Pike/Floyd Co. branch who are of Irish origin - at least on the surname side. The line of John Day Tackett is: George W., Thomas, Francis ìLyiní Frankî Tackitt, c1780/89-1874, of Pike Co., KY. [Thomas, above, was one of the eleven children of Francis Tackitt]

Name: Nadean Tackett
From: Detroit Michigan
Time: 2000-03-31 02:37:31
Comments: I'm looking for cousins, aunts and uncles. My father was Hubert Tackett from Pikeville/Jenkins Kentucky. His brothers are Jerry, Randolph, Carlos,Ray,Pete and his sisters are Wanda and Betty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Nadean is the dau. of HUBERT "Peanut" TACKETT. He was a son of George Washington & Elmira "Myra" Mullins Tackett of Burdine, Letcher Co., KY. George Washingtonís line: John M., George W. ìBudî Jr., George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. The family of George Washington Tackettís bro., ORBIE TACKETT, 1900-1985, & his 2nd wife, MIRIAM ROBERTS, was the ìLargest Familyî in attendance at the 1983 National Tackett Reunion.

Name: Carol Anderson Schmidt
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Pike Co., KY
Time: 2000-03-21 00:32:21
Comments: Hello! My line is full of Tackett's and Caudill's. My mother was Melissa Dearl Caudill, born 14 Oct 1930. She was the daughter of Marion Caudill, born 1880, the son of William and Elizabeth Caudill Caudill, and Rilda Tackett, born 1888, the daughter of Abner and Nancy Jane Bryant Tackett. I am needing information on Nancy Jane Bryant, born Dec 1865, and died 1952. I believe she was the daughter of Jacob Bryant, who was the son of David Bryant, born 1804,and LaVina Mullins, born 1819. David is believed to be the son of John Bryant, born in Tenn., and Hannah Ayers, born in Ireland. Any help would be appreciated, especially on Ellender, the wife of Jacob Bryant.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply by Jim W. Tackitt. Carol: Yes, we do have a great deal on the family lines of your mother. As far as we can determine, your BRYANT line is correct. Jacob's wife, ELLENDER ROBERTS, was the dau. of OWEN "Ode" ROBERTS and his 1st wife, DELILAH CAUDILL. RILDA TACKETT's line is: Abner, George W., Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. MARION CAUDILLís grandmother was ELIZABETH TACKITT, dau. of Wm. Tackitt Jr. in the same line as Rilda's.

Name: Joy Sue Tackett
From: Idabel, Oklahoma
Time: 2000-03-17 04:03:42
Comments: Hi there, read about your website in the Journal and thought I would visit. Keep up the good work. I sent my dues in today. If anyone has any new information on Moranda Tackett, I would be happy to hear. Love JOY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Moranda Tackitt (sic), c1806-1871, was a son of Lewis & Mary Elizabeth Bashum Tackitt, of VA/IN/KY/MO & Pope Co., KY.

Name: Camille Arnold Barry
From: Georgia
Time: 2000-03-16 22:02:12
Comments: Searching for details of life of William Burnham Tackett,b. 1824,d.1907. Born in Lawrence Co. Alabama.Youngest of 6 sons, 3 were doctors, Dr. John and Dr. Pleasant. My gggrandfather Dr. William Burnham Tackett. His parents were George Tackett and Elizabeth Nicholson. He was farmer in Alabama. My Dr. Tackett moved to the Indian Territory after his 3 daughters had married. He died in Johnson,Indian Territory. I would like to know about him after he moved to the Indian Territory where he practiced medicine. He married a 2nd time after my gggrandmother died. I am just very curious about his years spent in what is now Oklahoma. Anyone have any information about this? Thanks alot for your help.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Unfortunately, Camilleís email address was rejected as being from an unknown user. Probably just a minor typo. She is an enrolled member of the Tackett Family Assn., however, and we do have a considerable amount of material on this family line. Perhaps others reading this will be able to add further to our archives on this branch.

Name: Lois June Simpson
From: Anchor Point, ak
Time: 2000-03-11 22:11:06
Comments: What a wonderful site. I just started with my family tree. I'm looking for info on Lavicia Tackett - married Travis Lawson. My Grandfather Asa Blair Lawson was their son born 1882. My mother tells me that Lavicia Tackett was from Carter county,KY was wondering if you would have any information thanks june . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. This was LEVISA [prob. Louisa] TACKETT, c1839/40, prob. b. Long Fork Creek, Pike Co., KY. She was a one of the eleven known children of MOSES TACKETT, b c1811, and RHODISA OSBORNE, b c1816/17. Moses sold his property in Pike Co. [1839 Deed] and moved to Johnson Co. and thence to Carter Co., KY by the 1850 Census. MOSES was a son of THOMAS TACKITT, c1770 NC-aft1850, who also moved from Pike Co. to Barnettís Creek, Johnson Co., KY.

Name: Alice Knipp Garnto
From: Bradenton, Fl.
Time: 2000-02-18 02:46:20
Comments: I am searching for information on the parents of Martha J. Tackett. She was born 1867, I'm not sure what Ky. County, but she died in 1960 in Carter Co. Ky. She was married first to a Lawson. Second to my greatgrandfather Ben Abrams. She married him in Carter Co. abt. 1885-1900. Also searching for the name of my grandmother, Malissa Abrams, first husband an unknown Tackett. She must have married him before 1913 because that was when she married my grandfather Alexander Knipp. Malissa had two daughters by Tackett, Lottie and Jinny. Malissa was also the step-daughter of Martha Tackett. Malissa and her two husbands were also from Carter Co. Ky. Any help on these Tackett names would be appreciated. Thank you, Alice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: A little complex query to go into here, but MALISSA J. ABRAMS, b c1890, was marr. to WILLIAM E. "Fodder Bill" TACKETT on 23 Mar 1907 [Carter Co. Marr. Rec.]. This was reported as William's 2nd marr. and Malissa's 1st. The names of her parents were not given. The 1910 Carter Co., KY Census lists this family with two children: Jennie T. and Ralph Tackett. . . . . . . . . Not enough basic data there to yet make a guess as to who your MARTHA J. TACKETT was. Perhaps she was a widow/divorcee of a Tackett?? Now, WILLIAM E. TACKETT had a half-sister named MARTHA of about the same age, but her middle names were Ann Ellen.

Name: Carl B Grant
From: Akron ohio
Time: 2000-02-01 03:43:51
Comments: I am searching for information on Nancy Avelena Tackett. I am not sure about her DOB but I know she married Andrew Jackson Wiley in 1845 in Johnson Co., Ky. she would have been my 4th great-grandmother. Any information would be great. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Nancy Eveline [aka Avelena] Tackett, c1827-1907, was marr. on 26 Oct 1849 in Johnson Co., KY [Wells transc.] to Andrew Jackson Wiley, b c1831. Our analysis [no primary evidence] of the family indicates that Nancy's mother was NANCY, c1795-aft1870, the assumed widow of FRANCIS TACKETT, c1785-bef1836. Nancy & Francis were among the pillar members of the Bethel Church of Christ of United Baptist, founded 1824 [not then known as "United Baptist"], at Flat Gap, Johnson Co., KY. NANCY marr/2 to Edmund Conley and marr/3 to William Wiley. Although not in the same bldg., this church is still in existence at Flat Gap. [I got stung by a wasp there about 10 years back while looking thru a window!]

Name: Tim S. Osborne
From: Waynesville, OH
Time: 2000-02-01 03:39:09
Comments: I'm a great grandson of Julia Newsom(e) b. 1878 daughter of General Andrew Jackson Newsom(e). I'm looking for roots on the Newsome and Osborne side. The Newsom side seems to be well do :-) ented, Osborne seems pretty illusive. I'm just getting started though. Thank you to Jim W. Tackitt for info on the marriage of Stephen Osborne and Julia Newsom on 22 Dec 1897 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. We have very extensive data on all the families that Tim is seeking. Tim's OSBORNE line is: STEPHEN, BOOKER, STEPHEN, SHERWOOD, SOLOMON, 1765-1852, Pike Co., KY. A photo of Solomon's original headstone can be seen on one of our photo pages. See "Tackett Bookstore," for ordering info on these families. Probably 300+ of our enrolled members are also OSBORNE descendants. For a personal response to email, please provide some direct line info and a ìsmidgenî of documented material, along with a regular mailing address, and queries will get answered.

Name: Susan Novellino
From: Dover, DE
Time: 2000-01-31 01:16:32
Comments: I'm curious about family connections but am not able to spend much time on research. My mother is Jewell Monette Tackett Smith from West Frankfort, IL (b. 11/27/23), youngest of 8 children (eldest born 1903) of Benjamin Franklin Tackett, son of Jackson Roe Tackett, son of Alexander Tackett, son of George C. Tackett. I didn't see any of these names on this site. Please contact if you'd like further information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackjitt

Name: Rick and Beth McCoy
Referred by:
From: Richmond, KY
Time: 2000-01-27 16:01:47
Comments: Anita Beth Tackett McCoy has the lines of: (1) Edward Everett, James Epperson, Benjamin, Mathew, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY, and (2) Edward Everett, Letta Jane Tackett, Mathew, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Name: Jim Brafford
Website: N/A
Referred by: Net Search
From: Hurst, Texas
Time: 2000-01-26 20:55:43
Comments: Jim, this is without a doubt the most comprehensive site I have visited. Your site has been invaluable to me in locating relatives in Eastern KY. Additionally, the pictures in your archives has afforded me the opportunity to see what my grandparents thru several generations looked like. Otherwise, I would have always wondered. Many thanks!! Jim

Name: James E. Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 2000-01-17 21:36:34
Comments: I live in Kennett Square PA., Drop me an E-mail! Grandparents from Warrington Va.

Name: Norma Hedrick
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Morrow, Ohio
Time: 2000-01-13 20:14:12
Comments: I am thegranddaughter of Frankie Jane Tackett Osborne. Her parents were Maryland Tackett and Rhoda Caudill. Her brothers were Dewey,Maryland, Silas, Frank?, Perry and one deceased young,name unknown, sister Rosie, that I think married a greer. Am looking for relatives from both Tackett and Osborne, but can't get p :-) ed ggrandfather. If anyone also knows anything about Frankie's husband Henry Osborne, I would also like that info. All I know is that he was killed in a mining accident abt 1922 in Pike County. Frankie then moved her 6 kids to Pulaski ounty, where she lived til her death on 2/15/58. She is buried at Clear Fork cemetery in Pulaski County. Frankie had 6 children, Rose, Kinel(McKinley?) Jerry,Sill(sylvester?) and Marion, all deceased. One son, Maryland, is still living ad is 83yrs old at this timeThank YouNorma he :-) 2791 Senior Road morrow, Ohio 45152e-mail----norma24@webtv.net

Name: Doug Church
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Hilton Head Island, SC
Time: 2000-01-09 22:34:48
Comments: I am seeking the siblings and cousins of an Abner Tackett, md. Nancy Burdine, their daughter was Martha Tackett. I estimate they would have been born abt. 1820-1830. Can anybody help? Thanx, Doug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Doug is referring to Abner H. Tackitt, 1803-1889, [of KY, Fayette Co., AL and Monroe/Lee Co., MS], for whom we have done extensive research. Unfortunately, one researcher has given an unsubstantiated claim that Abner had a wife named NANCY [or Sarah] BURDINE - and this undocumented claim has made itís way into the also otherwise erroneous lineages found in the LDS, Ancestry & Family Tree Maker files. Although we have evidence for two wives for Abner H. Tackitt, there is no evidence that such a person as NANCY J. BURDINE ever existed, and there is some doubt that MARTHA TACKETT was a blood dau. of ABNER H. TACKITT. This is one of those claims that have sent many on a "wild goose chase."

Name: Brianna Meyka
From: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 2000-01-01 12:38:44
Comments: I am searching for my mother's lineage. Her father was Charles Wesley Tackett, born Mar. 12, 1890 supposedly in Aldrich, Missouri. Died Dec., 1975 in Tennessee. Her mother was Orah Mae Craft Tackett. Married April 22, 1912. Looking for info to create a family tree. Would love to hear from possible kin.

Name: Betty Jane Tackett Abell
From: Omaha, Nebraska
Time: 1999-12-25 15:28:44
Comments: Just starting to research my family genealogy. Father, Darold William Tackett, born April 28, 1921, died January 17, 1989. Mother Margaret Van Dyke Tackett, born February 12, 1918, died March 18, 1994. After awhile I will summit more information.

Name: Philip Scot Tackett
From: Monroe, WI
Time: 1999-12-18 17:07:48
Comments: Hello, I would like to find the link of my grandfather-Theodore Roosevelt Tackett- to the others. He is from Poplar Bluff, MO and I believe he will be 100 years old in 2002 (born 1902?) I've just started looking and anything would be of help! Thanks!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Philip Scot Tackett's line is: Floyd Homer Tackett, Rev. Theodore Roosevelt, b 1 Nov 1902, Samuel Alamedas, Wm. Carroll Tackett, b 1827, TN, died 1881 nr Millerville, Cape Girardeau Co., Missouri. To date, we have not proven Wm. Carroll Tackettís parentage. But this might help someone: It does appear from Bollinger Co., MO Deeds, and an interview with Rev. Theodore Roosevelt Tackett, that the siblings of Wm. Carroll Tackett included: Eldridge Tackett, Henry Tackett, Samantha Tackett & Anna C. Tackett.

Name: Gerri (Tackett) Nugent
From: Wheelwright, KY
Time: 1999-12-14 00:47:38
Comments: I am doing a research paper on the Huguenots and in doing a search tried TACKETT. That's how I found this site.

Name: Kim Arnio
From: Ohio
Time: 1999-12-04 03:54:36
Comments: I am so excited to find this website. Jim has done a GREAT job! I am a direct descendent of Emma Tackett :-) ison of Greenup/Oldtown, KY (she was my great-grandmother). Her parents were John Preston Tackett & Cynthia Williams Tackett. Is there anyone out there directly related to Emma Tackett? I'd love to hear from you!

Name: Jeffrey D. Damron
From: Kentucky - Weeksbury, Lexington, now Prestonsburg
Time: 1999-11-28 17:46:09
Comments: Been a while since I communicated. Moved a lot there for a few years and fell out of touch. Been in Floyd Co. for a few years now. Ran for a judgeship in November, but lost. Saw Danny Tackett while on the campaign trail and talking to him reminded me of the rewards of genealogy. I decided, given the uncertainty of the future, I had better get back into this while I'm living here in eastern Kentucky - a residency that may not last forever in light of the economy here. I am hoping to see (first hand)and copy some of the important public records available here, as my work does frequently take me to surrounding counties (especially Pike). Just bought Family Tree Maker a few days ago and have thoroughly enjoyed entering info and photos over Thanksgiving weekend. I have been especially impressed with the improvement in quality I have been able to achieve in old photos I have scanned in, using PhotoDeluxe. I was wondering, has any consideration been given to scanning in photos and/or old issues of the Tackett Family Journal and selling CDs of this to members? Well, I'll end my ramblings now - really just meant to say I'm glad to see such an excellent website.

Name: Douglas Barton Church
Time: 1999-11-28 01:06:39
Comments: I am a gg grandson of Mary Cathryn/Catherine Tackett, daughter of Lewis/Louis Tackett/Tackitt and Amaryllis Stradford. Does anyone have the entire Tacquet/Tackitt/Tackett lineage ? If so, how do I get a copy of it? This site seems to hold the answers I've been seeking, just don't quite know haow to bring it home. All help would be appreciated. Thanx, Doug Church

Name: amy lemerise
From: Kentucky
Time: 1999-11-24 04:37:39
Comments: My father was Donald Tackett, died in 1974 in eastern KY. A twin of Daniel Tackett. I see a lot of Pike and Floyd county. Any research from the Grayson County, Groah, Olive Hill area? I know nothing of this family history. I would love to know more. Thank you!

Name: Shelly Tackett
From: Little Rock, AR
Time: 1999-11-17 16:02:40
Comments: My husband is the Tackett. He was wanting me to research his background. He wanted to find out if any of the Tacketts killed in the Mormon Massacre in Utah in the 1800's. He said there were some Tacketts killed from Berryville, AR. Most of my in-laws live in Berryville, AR. His father's name is Charles Tackett. You can e-mail me at Tackett_Family@yahoo.comThank you for your time.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: The Tackitts killed in the Mt. Meadows Massacre were the widow, children and grandchildren of MARTIN TACKITT, c1810-bef1857. Two of the TACKITT children were among the 16 or 17 children who were spared. To the best of my knowledge, there are no descendants of this family still resident in Arkansas.

Name: Sherry Harts
From: Indiana
Time: 1999-11-10 02:18:31
Comments: I am looking for information on my great grandparents. Here is what I do know so far: Sherry Harts b.1961 Elna Louise Vance Lantz b.@1939 Curtis Vance married Dorcas (Dorothy) Tackett b.@ 1915 her name was spelled Tackitt on her marriag license). Her parents were William and Victoria Tackett. William had at least two brothers that I know of: Saul and Harve, they came from the Floyd Co., Ky area. Any help? my address is as follows: R. 9 box 265 Kokomo, IN. 46901. . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Sherry, you have come to the right place! I know many members of your grandmotherís family. There were more, but the two brothers of your gt.grandfather you note above were SOLOMON and HARVEY TACKETT. There were 13 children in that family. Your line is: Elna Louise Vance Lantz, Darcas Tackett, William, Mathew, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY. At least 400 of our members belong to this branch.

Name: James Stephen Tackett
From: Plano,Texas
Time: 1999-11-04 02:47:41
Comments: Trying to get website up an running for the family from the Erath Co. Texas area. When you open up membership , will try to join. Looks like a "LOT" of info. Thanks for your time. Steve Tackett

Name: David Bobecki
From: Richmond VA
Time: 1999-10-27 19:37:14
Comments: I descend through a Martin and Polly Blevins of Greenup Co Ky. I heard through an aunt that we have some Tackett in our blood, but don't know where. Found this website with a search and thought I wouls ask.

Name: Sharon White
From: Kansas
Time: 1999-10-24 16:06:51
Comments: My grandmother, Viola Florence (Tackett) Reynolds will soon be 100 years old (11/2/99) and I have been taking info from her and trying to trace down some more about our family for her. Her parents were William Washington Tackett and Margaret Fulmer, William's parents were Asa Tackett (1827-1915) and Lucinda Sampsel, Asa's father was Samuel Tacquette born 1773(?). Any help would be appreciated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Asa Tackett's father was Samuel Tackett from Kanawha Co., VA and Cedar Co., MO.

Name: Angie Knott
From: Arkansas
Time: 1999-10-14 02:59:20
Comments: Descendant of Martha Jane Tackett, oldest dau of William Garland Tackett & Icey Ann Jennings. Born 15 Nov 1850 in Campbell Co, GA. Married Fielding Nelson 11 Aug 1872, died 2 Feb 1928, buried Nelson Cemetery, Montgomery Co, AR. Would like to contact descendants of Martha Jane Tackett. Angie Knott, PO Box 28, Milford, TX 76670-0028.

Name: Sharon (Tackett) Hayes
From: Vincent, Ohio
Time: 1999-10-13 02:32:07
Comments: Jesse Whitman Tackett was a member several years ago. I am researching my father's branch now and thought I would see if the Tackett Family Association was still around, and if they had gone "global". I'm so pleased. I haven't found our lineage back as far as 1700 yet, I may need help with some connections. Dad's cousin Kim Tackett Fuller has been doing the bulk of research on this branch but she doesn't use a computer, so I thought I'd speed things up a little. I would be interested in attending the Tackett family reunion in 2000 if I can find it and get off work then. Our branch of the Tacketts has come to a screeching halt unless my daughter changes her name and gets a future spouse to do the same. Dad had only daughters and sisters. So I am trying to salvage what I can of the family "name" Any tips or directions would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: This is a family line on which the Tackett Family Assn. has extensive documentation and on which several descendants have enrolled over the years. It is our "educated assumption" that WILLIAM L. TACKETT, b c1807, was a grandson of CHRISTOPHER TACKETT, who died in 1790 with unnamed children as heirs.

Name: Jeanne Denman Hale
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kilgore TX
Time: 1999-09-30 23:19:18
Comments: Hi, I come from my grandmother Julia Anne Rebecca Tackett, 1877-1969; John Anderson Tackett 1852-1928 m. Martha Christian Nicholson; William Garland Tackett 1828-1917 m. Icie Ann Jennings; Lewis Tackett Jr. abt 1790; Lewis Tackett Sr. ca 1773-1850; John Tackett Jr.; John Tackett Sr.; Lewis Tacquett -- the immigrant. Would like to fill in all areas, right down to my Texas cousins. Would really appreciate your help.Jeanne Denman Hale, Kilgore TX. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Although the line presented by Ms. Hale is as we suggest it to be, we have no evidence to validate the line past LEWIS TACKETT, c1773-aft1850, of Georgia.

Name: Winifred Gayle Tackett
From: Michigan
Time: 1999-09-22 21:50:44
Comments: My name is Mrs Rodney Tackett. I have been trying to find things about my husbands kin in and about the 1940.His father freddie Tackett.They are kin to Juble and Hassell Tackett from Longfork,Ky My husband died in 1991. My name is Gayle.

Name: Lenna Tackett Stigall
From: Roxboro, NC
Time: 1999-09-18 00:46:28
Comments: Hi, My Grandfather was William Green Tackett, Great Gfather was Samuel "Bud" Tackett -m- Malinda Hall. Samuel's Dad was Greenville "one-arm" Tackett, i think, and his father was George Washington Tackett(1779-1851)?? From Pike & Floyd counties in KY. This is a wonderful site! thanks. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Ms. Stigall has it close. Greenville Tackitt [aka "One Arm Green"] was a son of George Washington Tackitt, c1804-1852. He was a son of William TACKITT, 1779-1851, of Long Fork, Pike Co., KY. Greenville Tackitt, one of several of this name, moved to Floyd Co., KY, where succeeding generations have lived.

Name: Phyllis Tackett Park
From: Cocoa,Florida
Time: 1999-09-05 13:01:52
Comments: I am looking for information about my Fathers family..His name was Arthur Tackett,born in Carter Co. Ky.in 1888.He had many brothers and 2 sisters..All have since passed away..I have cousins living in the Carter Co.Ky area.I also have cousins living in the Long Beach,California area..They are the children of Paul Tackett..Let me hear from you..

Name: Yvonne Christian Brown
From: Gallipolis, OH
Time: 1999-08-28 21:34:33
Comments: Just trying to gather more info on my paternal g-gmother, Sarah Ann Tackett, who married Adam Christian, abt. 1859. Sarah was born 1839, and reportedly was a daughter of ?Rainwater, who was Cherokee. Sarah and Adam settled in Lawrence Co., OH, and my g-father was born in 1877, Harrison Elmer Christian. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yvonne: There really is not enough here to identify this Sarah Ann Tackett. I recommend that folks check our webpage on "Tackett Queries" which will give some hints on how to write a query that may get results. In the case of this family, I really would like to see included: (1) The county/state where this family came from, (2) The county/state where they were married, and (3) very important, the evidence which identifies Sarah Ann as a TACKETT. But, in general, the early Lawrence Co., OH Tacketts seem to have their origins in old Kanawha Co., VA, old Floyd Co., KY or Lee Co., VA. I have never seen/heard any reference to a TACKETT in this area who had proven AmerIndian ancestry.

Name: Jean Moore Murphy
From: Ardmore, OK
Time: 1999-08-28 15:20:29
Comments: Wonderful resources and information! I just mailed in my membership application. Question: In the 1830 Scott County, Missouri Census, in the Lewis Tackett (b. 1770 VA) household, where is his son Nathaniel (sick, insane) who would have been abt 48 years old and who is the 70-80 year old male?

Name: Tammy Tackett Deel
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: ohio
Time: 1999-08-27 03:24:09
Comments: I've really enjoyed your page and information but i have yet to see anything on my line of heritage my grand father is john oliver tackett from around the cattlesburg flatwoods ky area he married maybelle slaughter tackett my dad is william tackett born in 1928 or 27 on march 14 he is the baby of 15 children serveral sets of twins im assuming they died at birth because we know of only 7 if any one can help me on this issue please e-mail me at beagles@ohiohills.com thanks tammy

Name: keith tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: southgate mi
Time: 1999-08-22 05:09:36
Comments: i just started looking at my family history and found this great site my father was bert tackett from pike cty. ky. my mother is magdiline stevens also of pike cty.my dad had a brother named willy and sisters minnie josie and marybell.this is unfortunatley all the info i have right now .

Name: Rosalyn Valdez
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kentucky
Time: 1999-08-22 04:29:42
Comments: I can't find any information about my great grandmother Lucretia (Lucrecia or Crecie) Tackett. She was the wife of Albert Hall and the mother of Minnie Hall Johnson and Delie Hall. Minnie Hall and BH Johnson were the parents of my father Berlin Johnson and sister Ruth Ann Johnson Rue. Rosalyn Johnson Valdez

Name: George C. Dyer
Referred by: Net Search
From: Salem, OR
Time: 1999-08-14 18:08:11
Comments: My great grandmother was Mary Catherine Tackett. I know very little of her. Her father was Louis Tackett and mother was Amaryllis Stradford. Mary Catherine married Reuben Duncan.. . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Dyer: Thank you for writing. Your Mary Catherine Tackett [others give it as Mary Katherine], was one of the several children of Rev. Lewis Tackitt, 1838-1876, and Amarilla Stradford (c1835/37-1921), of Gasconade Co., MO. Amarilla marr/2 to John Lively [see 1880 Phelps Co., MO Census]. I haven't seen her name as "Amaryllis," but that sure is a pretty name. Lewis was a Civil War veteran with Co. M, 5th Reg't, Iowa Cavalary (Union). The ancestry of this Lewis Tackitt has yet to be proven, but we have placed him within the family of Phillip Jackson Tackitt and his apparent 2nd wife, Rachel. [But, we've sure been wrong before!]

Name: Victoria Klein
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Davis, CA
Time: 1999-08-10 20:25:51
Comments: Found your page thru www.familysearch.org. Fascinating. My grandfather was Harry Lee TACKETT. He and his brother Clarence were born in Indiana (possibly Salem or Indianapolis). Their parents were James Edward TACKETT and Carrie Creamer TACKETT, both of Indiana. James Edward worked for RCA and passed away in Indianapolis prior to 1941. His father's name is believed to be Elisha TACKETT. Do you know any further info on this branch? I am just trying to fill in any ancestral blanks I can. Thanks for yor help.

Name: Steve Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Wichita Kansas
Time: 1999-08-05 23:22:34
Comments: Jim I believe you've talked to my dad James in the past. I am trying to find out more about my great grandmothers side of the family. Her name was Minnie Tackett wife of Wade. Her father was indian, I believe Quapa sp? It seems he was a wagon train scout who left on a job and never was heard from again. His surname was Hale. I would appreciate any help locating any records or info.

Name: Ben Tackett
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
Time: 1999-08-02 05:40:02
Comments: I have learned quite a bit about other branches of the Tackett family from this site. It's extremely informative. I am the son of Benjamin Fred Tackett of Weeksbury, KY. and grandson of William "Willie" and Laura B Tackett. I know my grandfather's line back to Elder Wm. Tackett,Sr., and up until tonight had little knowledge of my grandmother's Tackett lineage except for her brother John M. Tackett. Digging through some old papers my mom gave me was vol 16 no. 3 of The American Pioneers with obits of Both my Grandmother and her brother with the line going back to Elder William Tackett, Sr.

Name: Shirley Y.(Estes)Vest
Referred by: From a Friend
From: KY & OH
Time: 1999-07-06 17:03:17
Comments: I have very little information on my Tackett line and am trying to locate just which of the Tackett's I am related to. My grandmother was Lora Minta Tackett b. 9 Apr 1880 in KY. Her parents were James Tackett (no dob) & Delilah Tackett b. 1859. Other than the names of living children that is all I have. If someone can help me I would appreciate it. Sincerely. Shirley Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: It's too complex to respond to adequately here, but it appears that JAMES TACKETT marr. his 1st cousin, DELILAH TACKETT [their mothers were sisters]. The line of JAMES is: Lewis Thomas, Thomas, c1796/1806-1862, perhaps a son of Lewis & Susannah Sumpter Tackett. The line of DELILAH is: Elijah T., Robert, 1815-1880, perhaps a son of George. Both JAMES and DELILAH also have a 2nd Tackett line thru their mothers. I have some pages from an original ledger of their son, LEWIS V. TACKETT, of Mingo Co., WV, which contains a "Family Register."

Name: Brenda Blackwell
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fairfield,Ohio
Time: 1999-07-03 04:05:31
Comments: This Tackett web page is wonderful! My father is from Pike Co,Ky and we really enjoyed looking at the pictures from eastern Ky.He and his father worked in the coal mine at Weeksbury in Floyd Co,Ky in the late 1940's.....I really look forward to becoming a member. My father's name is Billy Blackwell,son of Herman and Bessie(Burke)Blackwell. Bessie's mother was Lucretia Tackitt (sp?),last wife of Greenville(Greene)Burke. That's as far as I've gotten. Can you help please??

Name: Millard W. New
Referred by: Net Search
From: Born: Tulsa, OK
Time: 1999-06-27 23:22:06
Comments: I believe that my GGrandmother is a TACKETT. However, other family members believe her maiden name was McQueen. I'm hoping to solve the mystery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Millard, send in what you have and I'll take a look at it.

Name: Ruth TACKETT Smith
Referred by: Net Search
From: Ravenswood, WV 26164
Time: 1999-06-26 22:07:06
Comments: How wonderful to find a TACKETT web site thru the net search! My great grandparents were John Henry and Cynthia Alford TACKETT. My grandfather was Samuel Cleveland TACKETT and his common law wife, Maudie Javins. My Dad was Samuel Clifford TACKETT. We attended the TACKETT reunion in 1996 but were unable to attend these past two years but am looking forward to being there this year. "Proud to be a TACKETT!" Keep up the good work on this web page!! I would love to hear from any TACKETT and especially those in my line!

Name: R. Tom Tackett
Website: The Tom Tackett Family Page
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tulsa, OK
Time: 1999-06-26 20:05:39
Comments: I am amazed at just how intact the Tackett family pride is. We have a colorful history and I am proud to share it whenever I can. Please feel free to drop by my family page. Thanks to the Association for all of your hard work. -Peace<. . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Tom's line, from files of The Tackett Family Assn., is: Richard Thomas, Jewell Richard Jr., Jewell Richard, Lester, Simon Cornelius, Pleasant Reaves, Rev. Moranda, Lewis Tackitt, c1770-1850, VA to IN>KY>MO>Pope Co., Arkansas.

Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: boise, idaho
Time: 1999-06-19 23:18:47
Comments: I think we are kin, I also am from Floyd Co. My Dad and Mom are Virgil and Polly Hall, son of Joe and Nan Hall, of Left Tolar Creek. You have a nice home page here. The pictures are great. Check in on you later. Maggie.. . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Maggie's Tackett line is: Virgil Hall, Joseph "Joe" Hall, Mary Jane Tackett, George W. "Bud" Tackitt, George W. Tackitt Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Name: Shirley Yvonne Tackett
Referred by: Net Search
From: Logan, WV
Time: 1999-06-11 22:20:51
Comments: Father: Edgar N. Tackett (Buster), 1918/1988. , Parents: Eaf (Eav) & Nanny Tabor, Uncles: Roy & Harm, Cousins: Roy Jr., Harm Jr, and Darwood. I need information for my geneology.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Shirley's line is: Edgar N. Tackett, Ephriam, Wm. Sanford, Robert, 1815-1880, of Floyd/Carter/Elliott Co., KY. Much has been published on this family in The Tackett Journal.

Name: Dale Warren
Referred by: Net Search
From: Mount Vernon, WA
Time: 1999-06-06 09:38:40
Comments: Hello Again, Jim! We've written each other in the past and I came back to download the Membership Application. I've fairly well established my TACKETT connection, although as always, I've uncovered more mysteries with every fact I've dug out. Your website has been a great help to me as well as the pointers you gave me in the past. In my research into the line, I have to say that the TACKETT line has been the most interesting and best researched of any of my other family lines. If any one of my lines were to be held up as an example of "grit", I'd have to choose this one. The Fort Tackett Massacre, the migration west, the Mountain Meadows Massacre... this family LIVED the history of this country! I look forward with pride to being able to join the Association and being a part of the family of Tacketts. Thanks... Dale

Name: Bill Jackson
Website: The Jackson Family
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fl. USA
Time: 1999-06-02 18:35:28
Comments: Very nice page, I will be back. I'm from Johnson Co. Ky. My feternal grandfather was a Jackson and my faternal grandmother was a Barker. My maternial Grandfather was a Rowland and my maternial Grandmother was a Pennington. In doing our tree we have Tackitts in our history. I will check and see if they tie togeather.

Name: Shirley A Nunn
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Hollywood, CA
Time: 1999-05-29 10:13:50
Comments: I just became enamered of my Ancestors. I have found ten older brothers and sisters my Mother never knew she had! I have also discovered many new cousins in many lines, mostly Irish! In researching my Mothers line I discovered a Tackett. One Mary who married Isaac Burgin in Greenbriar, VA on Feb 11, 1783. I was surfing one night discovered a surname index sent emails to several, including Jim W Tackitt. He wrote back and here I am! Love the sight and all that is going on. I just read the guestbook, decided to add my two cents worth as I didn't find any cousins listed. I have several ancestors without parents, including a son-in-law of the above named persons! Now I know where to look for them as Nancy Burgin and Nathaniel Freeman were married in Madison County, KY!

Name: Robert Lowe Tackett
Referred by: AOL
From: Prestonsburg,Ky.
Time: 1999-05-27 13:16:31
Comments: cool!. . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Robert's line is: Joseph Patterson Tackett Jr., Joseph Patterson Tackett "Joe P.," Jasper Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., William Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Michael Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Castle,PA (born in Lucasville,Ohio
Time: 1999-05-27 05:59:00
Comments: I am desperately looking for any info on my heritage, my father was Alvin Lee Tackett born in Lewis Co. Ky on 7/29/1934 and passed away on 1/27/84 49y.o. I never had the chance to find out any info because i was too young. my grandfather was Ollie Milfred Tackett. He passed away appr. mid 1940's i think. He was married to Elsie Frances Richards who passed away in the early 1940's... They had 5 children Anna Mae (Tackett) Miller(still living) Alvin Tackett (deceased) Larry Tackett(still living) Gladys (Tackett) Skeens (still living) and Walter Tackett (deceased)... The only thing i know about my grandfather is that he worked in a brickyard (I believe) Any info would be greatly appreciated... I do know I have family in Greenup Co. Ky... Thank You Very Much.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Michael's line is: Alvin Lee, Ollie Wilfred, John W., George W. "Bud" Tackitt Jr., George W., William Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Julie Anne Tackett Perkerson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dallas GA
Time: 1999-05-08 19:35:10
Comments: I am the daughter of Benny O'Bryant Tackett and Carl Linden Tackett Sr. (lineage: Abel, Newton, Ellis.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Julie's line is: Carl Linden Tackett, James Ellis, Newton Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., William Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: thomas lloyd tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: jackson, miss
Time: 1999-04-29 16:22:23
Comments: just thought I'd see what was going on at this place.

Name: Barbara Tackett Smith
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-04-27 04:00:56
Comments: How do I receive a copy of Vol 9 No 4 (1972 A special Index compiled by Joyce Larson?Sincerely,Barbara Smith Tackett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. All back issues of The Tackett Family Journal, and those indices that have been prepared, are available from The Tackett Family Assn. Go to our webpage, "Tackett Journal" and click on the link, "Descriptive Table of Contents."

Name: Jeremy Tackett
Website: Troop 805 Homepage
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Dana, Kentucky
Time: 1999-04-13 02:56:09
Comments: Just a novice geneologist interested in my family history.

Name: Curtis Lovell Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Born in Pomona, Calif. Live in Manor, Tx. now.
Time: 1999-04-02 03:52:29
Comments: My Grandfather as I knew him was Govoner Tackett. My fathers name is Kenneth Clyde Tackett. My mothers name is Mary Magdelene Toney (Tackett). Both my parents were born in Louisiana. I beleive my father was born in Oak Grove, La. I never knew my Grandmother but had heard she was of Indian . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Governor Louis Tackett, b 13 Aug 1904 Montrose, Ashley Co., AR, d 27 Oct 1981, Falls City, NE. His line: Calvin S., Coffee, Phillip Tackett, c1772, NC, to Franklin Co., AL bef 1850.

Name: Mack Cox
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: South Dakota via Va and Ky
Time: 1999-03-23 23:37:58
Comments: My father grew up around Sandy Hook Ky after he was orphaned around 1901. He used to talk about the Tacketts in the area. I wish I had recorded him and all his storys about growing up without any home from around 10yrs old. Dad was a great storyteller and I wish I had payed more attention but when you're young you think people will live forever. Dad was 59 years old when I was born. Who was the Tackett who ran the store at Five Folks in Elliott Co Ky? Mack Cox

Name: Chip Little
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Louisville, KY
Time: 1999-03-15 04:16:36
Comments: Family originally from Pike/Floyd Co. KY. I'm trying to trace the family path which includes the Tackett family. My Father had mentioned Jim Tackett's name once, so now I find you on the net! Thanks!! My Great-grandmothers ( both) on my father's side were SARAH ANN TACKETT. One went by "SALLY ANN".SALLY Ann was WILL LITTLE's mom &SARAH ANN (#2 ?) was Elizabeth Bryant's mom. Any help is appreciated!!! THANKS AGAIN!!! Chip

Name: Mary Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Elkins, WV
Time: 1999-03-14 01:02:15
Comments: Just thought I should check to see where I came from. Great page....thanks a bunch! Mary

Name: William W. Tackett Jr
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Strawn, TX
Time: 1999-02-28 05:17:11
Comments: Hello! It was very odd to find my name in bold on a web page. I have ran into very few Tackett's in my 32 years. Really neat!

Name: Stella Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: originally from Virgie, Kentucky
Time: 1999-02-26 22:35:59
Comments: Hi! I live in Columbus, Ohio but I'm from Virgie, Kentucky. I'm the oldest of three daughters born to Lonnie and Estella Tackett of Virgie, Ky. My grandfather is Elzie Tackett of Osborne Fork, of Virgie, Ky. My younger sister Adra told me about this website and I think it is awesome. Like Adra I also have found memories of the Tackett reunion. I can't wait till the "99 reunion. Thanks :}

Name: Richard Johnson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Pinckney, Mi
Time: 1999-02-22 03:05:11
Comments: Wow, this is great. I am a grandson of Hillard & Maxie Tackett of Melvin,KY and Ben & Sarah Johnson of Wales,Ky. I am just starting research into my family background and find this site amazing. I'm sure I have lots of relatives on here. I'm send my membership real soon.

Name: Gary Morton Taylor
Referred by: Net Search
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 1999-02-06 18:14:41
Comments: Mother, Onia Beatrice Tackett Taylor recently gave me some very early copies of the American Pioneer, apparently you were in contact during the 60's. Her father was Thomas Baylus Tackett, b June 1, 1873, d July 25, 1964 and was married to Rebecca Anne Smith, b March 31, 1877. I remember my grandfather telling me that he was born in Kentucky.My grandfathers parents both had the same last name. His father was John Felix Tackett, his mother was Mildred Tackett. My mother tells me they were not related. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Thanks for writing. The parents of your grandfather, Bayless Thomas Tackett, [the name he gave me], were "double cousins." His parents, John Felix Tackett and Mildred Melitta Tackett, were the grandchildren of WILLIAM TACKETT III, 1782-1852, of Bath Co., KY. AND, in addition, Mildred Melitta Tackett was a dau. of Baylis C. Tackett, son of William Tackett III , AND of Mildred "Milly" Tackett, dau of BAYLISS TACKETT, 1784-1870, the brother of the aforementioned WILLIAM TACKETT III. Confused? Well, it was really not uncommon for Tacketts to marry each other, as was common in many of the old Kentucky families. We have some members who have as many as EIGHT Tackett lines - you only have three [(:] . . . . . . Numerous references to these folks can be found on our website under "Descriptive Table of Contents." - AND we have several ORIGINAL documents on the family dating back to the mid 1800's.

Name: Matt Williams
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fairbanks, Alaska(b.Paintsville KY)
Time: 1999-02-01 12:16:40
Comments: Is there a way to become a member Online? I am related to the Tacketts through my GGG Grand mother Elizabeth J. Tackett m. to John R. Williams. Elizabeth was the daughter of Hiram C. Tackett who is currently on your photo page.

Name: Katherine (Smith) Snider
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Born: Skull Holler, Weeksbury, Floyd County, KY.
Time: 1999-01-26 01:32:15
Comments: My great grandfather was Wilburn Hall, son of Richard and Sally (Tackett) Hall. Wilburn's daughter, Lourena who married Dock Johnson, was my grandmother and her daughter, Della is my mom.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Katherine's direct line is: Della Johnson, Lourena Hall, Wilburn W. Hall, 1848-1886, Sarah Tackitt, 1813-1904, Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851. Elder Wm. Tackitt, as well as his dau. and son-in-law, Richard & Sarah Tackitt Hall, and their son, Wilburn W. Hall, are all bur. on the W.F. Tackett Cem. on Long Fork, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Frona E. Tackitt
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Ann Arbor, MI
Time: 1999-01-25 15:42:10
Comments: This is my maiden name, I'm from Dorton Ky. My father was Lee Tackitt and my mother was Pearl (formally Collins). My brother was Willie Tackitt (passed away last Feb. 98). I grew up in the Dorton area from 11-nov. 37 left summer 56 to go to Ypsilanti, MI.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Frona, if you haven't been back to Dorton since 1956, you are in for a "shocker." The new freeway now goes right over the town. Frona has two lines: (1) Lee, George Alexander, Jesse, George W., Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., and (2) Lee, Arminta, Enoch, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Rexford C. Alexander
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Soddy Daisy, TN
Time: 1999-01-23 17:15:18
Comments: I have a 15 year old grandson, Brandon Nicholas Tackett. His mother, Belinda gail, was married to Bruce Wayne Tackett, of Pikeville, KY. My Grandson has never seen his father or even a picture of him. Bruce and Brandon have never met. Brandon feels like he has no identity, since he is the only Tacket around. I do know that Bruce had a previous family in the Pikeville area. He lived in Chattanooga, TN in 1982. He and my daughter moved to Chicago where his mother lived. A divorce evolved and a child was born. I promised Brandon when he graduates from high school and is free to pursue his search, I would take him to Pikeville to search for his relatives. Today, , I accidently discovered this great website and a link to Brandon's heritage. Anyone wishing to communicate with me and establish a contact for my grandson (future use). I would appreciate any valid information as to his genealogical background. E-Mail; rexcalex@bellsouth.net Thank you. Rexford Alexander

Name: Stephen R. See
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Lubbock, Texas
Time: 1999-01-17 21:30:46
Comments: I just recently discovered that my g-g-grandmother's father was John Tackett. My application for membership is on the way. I anxiously await discovering more about my Tackett family!

Name: Danielle Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: McDowell, KY
Time: 1999-01-11 18:23:51
Comments: Wow! I had no idea that there was a homepage with such wonderful information all about me and my heritage as a Tackett! Awesome!

Name: Lois Gayle Carter
Referred by: Net Search
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Time: 1999-01-10 08:16:51
Comments: I am the granddaughter of Nannie Green Tackett Peters d/o George B. Tackett and Mary Lawson. As there are so many George Tacketts, I would like to verify my research to this point. George B. Tackett was the son of Moses and Rhodisa (Dicey) Osborne Tackett, Moses was the son of Thomas and ???. I have a picture of George and his second wife, Gillie, and would like to know if this picture is already on file or if the Association may be interested.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yes, Ms. Carter, you have the correct line. George B. McClellan Tackett, b c Jan 1861, is the child of MOSES & RHODISA OSBORNE TACKETT for whom we seem to have the least amount of data. We do not have record of George's 2nd marr., other than on the 1910 Wolfe Co., KY census his wife is noted as "Gilley." Check our webpage "Descriptive Table of Contents" for numerous citations on your Tackett and Osborne lines. No, we do not have a photo of George. Thanks for the offer.

Name: Tony Lynn Nix
Referred by: Net Search
From: Broken Bow,Oklahoma
Time: 1999-01-07 04:09:16
Comments: My dads mothers name was Ila (tackett) Nix and her dads name was Sam Tacket.My dads uncle was Leo Tacket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Tony's grandmother was ILAH DEAN TACKETT, a dau. of SAMUEL COLUMBUS TACKETT, 1881-1946, of Hector, Pope Co., AR. A Special Report on this family was pub., along with numerous photos, in The Tackett Journal, Vol. 29 No. 2 (1992). This branch is descendant from LANCASTER TACKITT, c1782-1848, from Knox Co., KY to Faynette Co., AL before 1840.

Name: James T. Tackett
Referred by: AOL
From: Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Time: 1999-01-03 21:12:25
Comments: I am a son of Murl N. and grandson of Okie Etchel Tackett of Staffordsville Ky. We are all from the Hiram Craig line of the Tackett Family.

Name: David George Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Carlsbad, NM
Time: 1999-01-03 04:04:39
Comments: Jim, glad to see the site growing, looks great. Wish I had these resources and hardware back when I was doing the research, sure does make the search for information and correspondence a lot easier. Keep up the good work.

Name: Debbie Drescher
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Spencer, Indiana, USA
Time: 1999-01-01 23:12:39
Comments: Hello, my husband descends from Jeremiah TACKETT and Mary MEYERS, of Morgan Co. IN. Jeremiah was born abt 1810 KY. I have not worked on this line for awhile and wondered if any one out there has since figured out the parents of Jeremiah.......Thanks, Debbie Drescher tdresche@indiana.edu

Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-12-31 03:01:48

Name: Kent Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dallas, Texas
Time: 1998-12-30 22:47:17
Comments: Trying to get information on my family. My father's name is James L. Tackett, and his father's name was Shelley Tackett. For the most part I know that this part of the Tackett has lived in the State of Texas.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Kent, without some dates, names of spouses & counties of residence, it is difficult to tell just where to look. I do recall many years ago that there was a District Attorney in Hot Springs, AR named Shelley Tackett.

Name: Wayne Barker
Referred by: AOL
From: Corpus Christi, Texas
Time: 1998-12-29 23:33:26
Comments: Am researching William Mason Tackitt Born 1800, Floyd County Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Wayne's ancestor, William Mason Tackett, 1823-1894, b. Floyd Co., KY, to Madison Co.,AR c1840 with his parents, JOHN & SARAH PELPHREY TACKETT, both b 1800. JOHN died 1843 [probate]. William Mason moved to Dublin, Erath Co., TX after 1860. Numerous citations on the family will be found on our website.

Name: Les Blevins
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lawrence, Kansas
Time: 1998-12-24 18:41:23
Comments: Although I don't have any knowledge of having any Tackett ancestors I am aware that some of my ancestors had family that married Tacketts in Virginia and/or Kentucky. Those that I know of are James Blevins married Catherine Tackett in 1828 and Nancy (a daughter of that marriage) married a Lewis Tackett in 1852. I would appreciate knowing of any additonal Blevins Tackett connections.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Les, we have 18 TACKETT-BLEVINS unions in our Tackett Marriage dB and this is not all that we have on file. There are perhaps 200+ BLEVINS entries in our two main Kentucky area databases.

Name: Adra Tackett Damron
Referred by: Net Search
From: originally from Virgie, Kentucky
Time: 1998-12-17 17:05:38
Comments: Hi! I live in Lexington, Kentucky but I'm from Virgie. I am the second of three daughters born to Lonnie and Estella Tackett of Virgie. My grandfather is Elzie Tackett of Osborne Fork in Virgie. I have many fond memories of attending the Tackett Family Reunion as a child. I haven't been to a reunion since by childhood but hope to see you at the next one in '99.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Adra was born the same year as the youngest of my five children; a good year! Adra has several Tackett lines. Her direct paternal line: Lonnie Jerald Tackett, Elzie, Taulby, William Henry "Will" Tackitt, James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt, 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Frieda Christianson
Website: Tulsa, Oklahoma Real Estate
Referred by: Net Search
From: West Frankfort, Illinois
Time: 1998-12-13 03:14:45
Comments: Maiden name is Tackett > Father is Burl Tackett > lived in West Frankfort > from Kentucky! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Frieda's line: Burl Jackson Tackett, Benjamin Franklin, Jackson Rowe, Alexander R., George C., William III, William Jr., William, Lewis Tacquett, "the immigrant."

Name: Leanis Carter
Referred by: From a Friend
Time: 1998-12-02 18:27:58
Comments: I am descended from Lewis Reno, Sr. who married Elizabeth Spiller Tackett. My ggg-grandfather, James Carter, married Peggy Reno daughter of Jesse Reno, son of Lewis Reno, Sr.

Name: Timothy Leon Tackitt
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Ypsilanti,MI
Time: 1998-11-22 01:56:58
Comments: I am so happy to see this! My brother Stephen Ray Tackitt had told me about the association and I thought . . "Why not see if there is a web site?" I will be sending an application for membership soon.

Name: Laura Tackett Wagoner
Referred by: Net Search
From: Riverside, Ca. Originally from Arkansas
Time: 1998-11-20 19:42:43
Comments: Thanks for putting this info. on line. I check periodically for updates and give the information to my brother Clifford Tackett of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He has completed extensive research on our family and continues to update that information. He photographs and cleans head stones of Tacketts in cemeteries in the southern States. I enjoy your site.

Name: Mark Scott Tackett
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Lexington, Kentucky
Time: 1998-11-12 21:00:32
Comments: Dear Jim: Thank you for putting the family history information on the internet. We joined the Tackett family association a few years ago but lost touch when we moved to Arkansas. We are now living at the following: Mark and Nancy Tackett 1 Pease Drive Bella Vista, AR 72714 God bless you for your work on this. Thank you so much. Please let us hear from you. Sincerely, Mark Tackett (Son of Wendell Tackett who is son of Mark Tackett of Virgie, Kentucky).

Name: Kimberly Tackett Tolin
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Macclenny, Florida
Time: 1998-11-11 18:06:24
Comments: I have just started my search for our family lineage. I was born in Ashland, Ky. My Father is Donald Tackett, my Grandfather is the late Noah Tackett. Do not have any other information as of yet. Found this website and decided to take a look. It's nice to know that there are so many of us. Thank's for the chance to look into the tree.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Kimberly's paternal line is: Donald Dwain, Noah, Newton, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Over 300 of our members are from this line. Oh! Kimberly also has a Tackett line on her grandmother Hopkins' side going back to Elder Wm. Tackitt's brother, Francis "Lyin' Frank" Tackitt.

Name: Julia A. Tackett Cooper
Referred by: Net Search
From: Van Buren, AR 72956
Time: 1998-11-11 08:49:31
Comments: I was searching for lost aunts, Fay & Mable Tackett and thought I had bingo'd a gran slam when their names popped up! Just read "OUR IMMIGRANT TACKETT ANCESTORS" and realized this was the information I had sent you. I felt proud to have been a part of this project. I have made copies to send to my cousin, Olan Thompson in NM who helped me compile Gordon Wilson Tackett's descendants. There are 3 adult male Tackett and 1 male child left in this line. If any of my relatives see this please write or e-mail. Julia A. Tackett Cooper, 6708 McClure Rd, Van Buren, AR 72956. E-mail address is jcooper799@aol.com

Name: Charlotte L. Barrett
Referred by: Net Search
From: Southern Illinois
Time: 1998-11-07 22:19:06
Comments: Upon looking at the photos you have, I see can see that some of the guys look like my father. Just wish I could find out for sure. I do like this website. Thanks for letting me be able to look at what you have.

Name: Raymona Riffe
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Kentucky
Time: 1998-11-06 16:50:23
Comments: This site is really nice and informative. As far as I can tell I am from the Elisha Blevins and Alsey Tacket. My mother's maiden name is Blevins. I just started my search a few weeks ago, so any advice or info. would be great. Just e-mail me. : ) Thanks bunches.

Name: Altie Susan (Wells) Copple
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Salem, IL.
Time: 1998-10-31 05:29:30
Comments: It's been a while since I last visited. Just checking in to get caught up on any thing I might have missed. I'm the daughter of Willard Franklin Wells, whose mother was Willa Mae Susan Tackett, married to Claude W. Wells. My mother is Stella Oins Wagoner. Both, dad and mom were from Olive Hill, Ky. Anyone out there know or related to this family line can get in touch with me by e-mail at rscopple@mvn.net I'd be happy to talk to you. This is a really great site. Thanks Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Susan, a member of The Tackett Family Assn., has the line: Willard Franklin Wells, Willa Mae Susan Tackett, Thomas Henry,Thomas Jefferson Wilson, Sherwood, Moses, Thomas, c1770NC, son of Phillip, who settled with other members of the family in present Pike Co., KY, and then he [Thomas] and some of his children then moved to Barnetts Creek in present Johnson Co., KY circa 1839.

Name: Pat Kratz
Website: none
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: West Des Moines, IA
Time: 1998-10-29 20:21:49
Comments: I am descended from Thomas Jefferson Campbell and Emzy Zornes. Some of their descendants married Tacketts and I am interested in information about these families. Also, Jane Zornes Burroughs, my sister Shirley Ramos and I are writing a book on the Zornes family which invlolves the Campbells and also to some degree the Tackett family. If anyone is interested in contributing or reserving book when it is published can e-mail me.

Referred by: Geocities
Time: 1998-10-28 22:26:45
Comments: I AM A DESCENDANT OF THE TACKETT NAME IN THE PIKEVILLE,KY AREA. MY GRANDPARENT'S WERE LEAR TACKETT & WILLARD LITTLE. AND LEARS PARENT'S WERE LUINDA TACKETT & NEAL LITTLE. I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP ME IN MY FAMILY RESEARCH. THE TIME FRAME FOR THESE RELATIVES IS THE MID 1880'S TO THE EARLY 1910'S . ANY INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK'S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Janet, the family of Cornelius "Neal" Little and Luinda Tackitt Little was featured in issue 31:3 of The Tackett Journal. A photo of WILLARD [who marr. LEAR TACKETT, dau of William, b c1830], and many other members are also featured. You can view copies at the Allara Library & the Pikeville City Library (if it's now open), the Vesta Roberts Library in Virgie - or many other family members up and down Long Fork who are enrolled members. [I guess you are Ardenah Little Adams' dau.?]

Name: Pauline Tackett Lalich
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Long Fork of Shelby Creek
Time: 1998-10-28 13:15:25
Comments: I am the daughter of Ervin Tackett and Maudie Holbrook Tackett.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Pauline's mother was Member #372 in the Tackett Family Assn. / Pauline has two Tackett lines: (1) Charles Ervin Tackett, Ulyssus Grant, Harvey (Civil War vet.), George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt, 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY, and (2) Charles Ervin Tackett, Pricey Jane, James Harvey, Solomon (Civil War vet.), George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Name: Mac Webb
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cincinnati OH
Time: 1998-10-22 19:00:25
Comments: I am a recent member (#1256) This site has helped me jump leaps and bounds ahead of where I was 6 months ago. I am from the line of Alsey Tackett and Elisha Blevins. Am also connected to the Henry Clay family of Boyd Co Ky and a Samuel Webb from Va and Saline Co MO. Would like to work with others from similar lines. That way I won't bother Jim so much!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Mac's line is: Dorothy Blevins, Andy, David F., Martin, Alsey Tackett, Lewis & Susannah Tackett of Morgan/Johnson Co., KY.

Name: Kevin Brooke Hudson
Referred by: From a Friend
From: San Angelo, Texas
Time: 1998-10-22 06:17:09
Comments: Thank you, Mr. Tackitt for the helpful information you sent this morning. It was a great start for my day and a better start for my Tackett Line Research. The Web Site is one of the best I have seen.I'll be sending my application very soon so that I may enjoy the benefits of membership in this Family assoc., Again, Thanks ! Kevin Brooke Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Kevin's line: unk Neal, Rachel Leah Tackett, George Alexander, John Anderson, Wm. Garland (to Montgomery Co., AR), Lewis, Lewis, c1773, SC>GA.

Name: Meredith Paul Leadingham
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Frederick, MD.
Time: 1998-10-04 17:37:16
Comments: I am researching descendants of Peter and Sarah Hamilton Leadingham, married about 1812 at Licking Station, Pike CO., KY.Their fisrt child, Elizabeth, born abt 1814, and married John H. Tackett on August 17, 1828, in Pike CO., Ky. Their children are:Jesse James born Mar 1, 1829 married Gemima "Harris" Parsons.Cathrine, born 1830, no other data.Mary Ann, born Jul 10, 1833, married Adnrew S. Foster.Helen born abt 1845, died Nov 2, 1855 in Morgan CO., Ky. not other data.Leader Cox "Robert", born May 13, 1848, in Morgan Co., KY. and married Eliza A. Harper on April 12, 1876.Sarah C. born Aug 12, 1842, Morgan CO., KY. No other data.I would like to find descendants of the above children for my Leadingham descendants files.Paul Leadingham of 201 East 8Th Street, Frederick,, MD 21701.E-mail Leadingham@AOL.COM.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: We have extensive data on this family. We also have the ORIGINAL 1828 marriage Marriage Consent letter for JOHN TACKITT & ELIZABETH LEDONHAN, signed by his father THOMAS TACKETT (c1770-aft1850), and wit. by PHILIP TACKITT & GEORGE TACKITT. The marriage was performed by John's uncle, Elder WM. TACKITT, 1779-1851.

Name: Amy Beth Tackitt
Referred by: Lycos
From: Floresville, Texas
Time: 1998-09-28 23:19:04
Comments: Hi. I am the great-great-great granddaughter of Mann Darius Tackitt of Parker County, Texas. I have been interested in my family's history for many years and found some information here I never knew before. I never realized I have so many relatives! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Capt. Mann Darius Tackitt, 1815-1863, was one of the several children of Lewis & Elizabeth Bashum Tackitt, from VA>IN>KY>MO>Pope Co., AR. Mann Darius was killed in an Indian raid near Veal's Station, Jack Co., TX.

Name: Minta Grey Gibbons
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alpharetta, GA
Time: 1998-09-27 22:34:50
Comments: This web site is very interesting. I am the granddaughter of Minta Tackett Grey Whaley. Her father was Travis Lee Tackett m. Julia Kelly. I would certainly like to find out more about this side of the family. I'll be sending in my membership application within the next few days. Keep up the great work!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. See the photo of the large family of TRAVIS LEE (1863-1936) & JULIA ANN KELLY TACKETT as pub. in The Tackett Journal, 16:2:51. - Shown in photo are Travis & Julia Tackett and children: Arnold, Carl, Ed, Arthur, John, Lee Jr., Charles, Minta, Anna, Bismark, Oscar, Roscoe, and Raymond.

Name: Dena Rachelle Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Virgie, KY
Time: 1998-09-26 03:16:29
Comments: I was just goofing off and found this. I just wanted to tell you that I found it very interesting. I am from Pike County, KY and I noticed that a lot of your stuff comes from Pike County. This is a great Web site!!!

Name: Danny R. Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lincoln, Illinois
Time: 1998-09-19 05:22:03
Comments: Howdy from an Illinois Tackett. I'm from the line that Terry Harper researched and authored a family history about. I believe Jeremiah Tackett was our common ancestor.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Danny is referring to JEREMIAH TACKETT, b c1810, KY, who settled in Morgan Co., IN. Jeremiah MAY have been a son of GEORGE TACKETT, b c1787, TN, who settled in Washington Co., IN.

Name: Laura Tackett Wagoner
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Riverside, California
Time: 1998-09-14 22:00:24
Comments: Have heard of your organization from family members, but just discovered your site. Interesting information.

Name: Robert
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Prestonsburg Ky.
Time: 1998-09-13 14:32:18
Comments: Hello From Robert "Bob" Tackett; I am the son of Foster and Grace Tackett of Prestonsburg Ky. Grandson of Will and Florence Tackett of Virgie and later of Melvin Ky. I currently live in Duluth Ga. and work as a Computer Systems Engineer for IBM. I love the site you have set up and have met several "distant" relitives through you wonderful guest book. I guess we Tacketts are more fertile than most!!! My e-mail address has been included with this note and am looking forware to hearing from more of my kin. Bob Tackett.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: And, Robert's grandmother, Florence, was a real sweetheart, and "eldest in attendance" at one or more of the National Tackett Reunions. Congratulations to Robert's parents who, in 1994, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniv. - a goal not attained by many anymore. Robert's line: Foster, William "Will", Eli, Enos, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Danny K. Blevins
Website: The Johnson County Rocket and Astronomy Club
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Van Lear, KY
Time: 1998-09-03 18:14:19
Comments: I am the 4th greatgrandson of Elisha and Alsey "Tackett" Blevins. I would love to hear from others who came down this line.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Many enrolled members of the Tackett Family Assn. are descendant from the children of Elisha Blevins & Alsey Tackett as well as from Hiram C. Tackett, 1818-1913, the son of Alsey Tackett with John Sizemore, prior to her marriage to Elisha Blevins.

Name: Bessie Turley
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tennessee
Time: 1998-09-02 18:47:15
Comments: Terrific site!!!Keep up the good work. I am looking for an Edith(Etta) Isabelle Tackett.She was my great grandmother but know nothing about her except she was married to my great grandfather ? Baxter.I know they were here in Tennessee at one time.

Name: Beth Tackett McCoy
Website: Rick and Beth's Home Page Index
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Stockdale, OH
Time: 1998-08-19 20:46:28
Comments: Come visit our homepage and meet the family.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply by Jim W. Tackitt. Thanks for allowing us this nice view of your family. Anita Beth "Beth" Tackett McCoy has multiple Tackett lines, but here is her paternal line: Edward Everett, James Epperson (1893-1969), Benjamin (1867-1907), Mathew (1840-1929), Wm. Jr. (1809-1894), Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr. (1779-1851), of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Carolyn Cloud Stanley
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: born in Arkansas; now in Virginia.
Time: 1998-08-16 14:17:20
Comments: New information in my files indicates Mountetna (shown on your web page as Mt. Etna) Tackett was most probably the son of Reuben Tackett. About 1820, Reuben Tackett swapped land in Rapides Parish, LA for land in Arkansas County (which soon thereafter became Phillips County), AR. (Almost all records of Rapides Parish of that time have been lost in Courthouse fires.) No further record of Reuben has been found in AR; however, "the Widow Tackett" is listed on tax roles in AR in 1820-21. We believe Reuben died during or immediately after the move. Known brother of Mountetna: Posey. Known half-brother of Mountetna: George. Probable siblings of Mountetna: Wayn, Iren, Alin, Cindilla. (Family hearsay says there were 10.) All of the above information was found in records in Arkansas, Phillips, and/or Drew Counties of Arkansas (and/or in Mississippi counties directly across the Mississippi River from these counties). Submitted by: Carolyn Cloud Stanley, Falls Church, VA 22043; dau of Joe Cloud; who was son of Elnora Hibbard; who was the dau of Alpha Tackett; who was dau of Mountetna Tackett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Interesting speculation. As we are not privy to this "about 1820" land swap record involving a REUBEN TACKETT, [and Mt. Etna Tackett?], and between these two LA/AR counties, it is hard to judge. We are aware, however, of a REUBEN T. SACKETT (sic), for whom there are various citations between 1807 and 1860 in LA; this last being in Winn Parish, formed partly from Rapides Parish in 1851 [from a copy of the original U.S. Land Patent Cert. #21123 of 2 Jul 1860]. Although not of this line, researchers will also note that NATHAN VAN BUREN TACKITT, b1807 [son of Lancaster, orig. from Knox Co., KY], settled in Rapides Parish, LA where he is noted in various U.S. Census & Land Patent records.

Name: Stacey and Steven Tackitt
Referred by: Yahoo!
From: Pontotoc, MS
Time: 1998-08-12 18:41:18
Comments: We are sending a membership application today! This is a wonderful site. We are very interested in finding out who our ancestors are. Thanks for putting this site on the net. . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Much has been published on Steven's line in The Tackett Journal - and much more is available in our files. This line, From his gt.grandfather, Samuel Elbert Tackitt Jr. is: Samuel Elbert, Abner H., Lancaster Tackitt, c1782-1848, from Knox Co., KY, TN and Fayette Co., AL by 1830. Lancaster's son, Abner H., had numerous children. Abner, and many of his children, settled in "old" Monroe Co., MS.

Name: Cheryl Kay Crowe
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Arkansas
Time: 1998-08-09 07:38:54
Comments: I am Cheryl Kay Grace Shipman Crowe My mother is Thelma Rhea Tackett Grace dau. of Wade Hampton Tackett and Minnie Sota Hale Tackett My cousin Loyce Tackett got me interested in my family history. Somewhere up the line, I guess we are related, Jim. I will visit here often and am sending my membership application and dues to you next week. Cheryl Crowe.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Cheryl's line: Thelma Rhea Tackett, Wade Hampton, Abner H., Lewis B. (1811-1870), to Pope Co., AR, s/o Lancaster (c1782-1848) & Elender Tackitt from Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL by 1830.

Name: Janet Ruth Barras ne Tackett
Referred by: Tripod
From: Aurora, Indiana
Time: 1998-08-07 14:41:54
Comments: Just for fun, I'm looking for Tackett relatives from Carter County, Kentucky. My great grandfather Thomas b 1854 married Polly Ann Hicks (date unk)This union produced My grandfather Thomas Henry b 1877, m Rena Eldridge 1904. From this union came 9 children, James, George, Polla, Ishmael, Zivra, Herbert, Thelma, Curtis, Mary Katherine (Kate or Katie. All but the last two were born in Carter County Kentucky. I'm also inquiring about Octavia Luvenia Tackett. I'd like to know if I am related to her in any way. Hope some of you Tackett's in Carter County, Kentucky see this and contact me. Thanks for any information you can provide.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: unless there were two Janet Ruth Tacketts who were in this family, Janet's line is: Herbert Clayton Tackett, Thomas Henry (1877-1950), Thomas Jefferson Wilson, Sherwood, Moses, Thomas, bc1770, a s/o Phillip Tackitt Sr., c1745-aft1830, of Pike Co., KY. The aforementioned Moses Tackett left Pike Co. circa 1839, moved to Johnson & then Carter Co., KY. Janet's father, Herbert Clayton was enrolled in 1988 as member #763 of The Tackett Family Assn. I don't find an OCTAVIA LUVENIA TACKETT in this file. Perhaps with some dates and a location we could help.

Name: Janice Ann Tackett Lyle
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Garden Grove, CA
Time: 1998-08-06 21:04:53
Comments: A friend interested in geneology put my family surname into GenForum and I found the Tackett HomePage through that. My grandfather was James Henry Tackett (b. 11/16/83, d. 6/4/54), who married Della Ember Carter (b. 11/14/87, d. 1/30/71) on 11/27/12 in Pikeville Ky. They had four sons and moved to PA where the family grew up and most still reside. James Henry had a brother Stephen who married Della's sister Sade. They also moved to PA. From family stories I've heard my great grandparents died in the influenza epidemic and my grandfather was raised by his grandmother, who was a herb lady. Do you have any information on my grandfather and his family background? Thank you very much.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Janice's line is: Wm. Oscar, James Henry, b 1883, John W., b c1853, James Wm., b c1827, a s/o Thomas (c1796/1806-1862) & Louena "Winnie" Thompson Tackett. This family settled early in Carter/Greenup Co., KY. This THOMAS TACKETT is prob. a son of Lewis & Susannah Sumpter Tackett: the ancestor family of many of our members.

Name: Charlotte Lynn Barrett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-08-01 04:00:31
Comments: I e-mailed Jim. I found your web page listed under the web site www.surnameweb.org. My maiden name is Williams. My father's name is Panky Charles Williams, his mother is Octavia Tackett. Her sister is Bell. Bell married Ivan Paul Fear. They had one daughter, named Beatrice Fear. Ivan and Bell are both buried in Salom, IL. Last known address of father was Chicago, IL. Beatrice was last in Adison, IL. And Octavia was in the Chicago area also. This was all about 11 years ago. This is all I have on my father's side. Almost forgot, my father has a sister. Her name is Donna Fogolsong (not sure if spelled right). Also, Beatrice has 4 kids. So, I need lots of help with tracing my family line on my father's side. I am haveing no luck locateing any of the above mentioned minus Ivan and Bell. Please e-mail me soon. Thank you.

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Time: 1998-07-22 00:02:16

Name: Lorna Burke
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Trenton, Wayne Co., Michigan
Time: 1998-07-05 06:53:24
Comments: Mary Alice Tackett, b. 23 Apr 1898, d. 05 Mar 1975, m. 15 June 1916 to Lee Grady Burke, b, 14 July 1889, d. 29 Mar 1958. These are my grandparents. Mary A. Tackett was the daughter of George W. Tackett, b 1867, m. 06 July 1889 to Tiny Mullins, b. 1870, d. 1956.Do you have my grandmother in your files? If so, I would then be interested in joining your association.Lorna Burke15657 MeadowRomulus, MI 48174LBurke6941@aol.com orLDoone4215@aol.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Lorna's line: Hurston Carl Burke, Mary Alice Tackett, George W. Tackett, George W. "Bud" Tackitt, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [Some of Lorna's Tackett & Burke kin are bur. on the Jonce Cook Cem. on Beefhide,]

Name: Geraldine Jones Holsinger
Referred by: Net Search
From: Virgie (Pike County) KY
Time: 1998-06-25 19:30:14
Comments: I am a descendant of Martha Jane Tackett Osborne, who married Glenn Dolphus Osborne. My mother was Mary Etta Osborne Jones, my father was Palmer Gray Jones who lived on Indian Creek (Pike County) KY. Interested in tracing my Tackett roots.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Geraldine has at least three Tackett lines that we have on file. Her line back from her grandmother Martha Jane Tackett is: Martha Jane Tackett, Newton Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [I attended the funeral services for Geraldine's grandmother's brother, Arbit Tackett, in 1987 at the Little Jewell Reg. Baptist Church outside of Ashland, KY. The well-known Baxter Osborne was one of the preachers.]

Name: Keith, Diala, & Mitchell Brown
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Suwanee, Ga
Time: 1998-06-22 01:49:47
Comments: My son, Mitchell, started asking questions and I told him what little I had been told by my mother, Virginia Ann Tackett Gilson Lindsay (aka: Ginger). Mom was born in Calhoun City, MS on Dec 18, 1945. Her father was Thomas A. Tackett (b. 1906?-d. 1991) and her mother was Maude Gertrude Mitchell (b?-d. 1991). They lived in various places in the south and midwest while she was growing up. Thomas was married to someone else before Maude and had two daughters and a son before my mom. Mom told me that Lillie Bendall was her grandmother and was a Choctaw Indian-I think Lillie was married to Coffee Marion Tackett. Apparently her parents came from McNairy County Tennessee. I'd be interested in hearing from others who can fill in some gaps for my son. Thanks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Keith's Tackett line: Virginia Ann Tackett, Thomas A., George Washington, c1873, Coffee Marion, 1838-1912 from Hardeman & McNairy Co., TN (Union Civil War vet.), George, c1807, a poss. son of PHILLIP, c1772->1850.

Name: Thelma Knight Shields
Referred by: Net Search
From: Eufaula, Oklahoma 74432
Time: 1998-06-19 00:08:35
Comments: This is a great site! I am researching the families of Eleazer LeMaster and Machelle Tackett. Would like to hear from anyone else who may be searching this line. Thanks, Thelma

Name: Wanda Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-06-15 04:14:09
Comments: Hello, It has been many years. (Garry & Wanda formally of Shafter, CA) Saw you page, thought I would say Hi. Keep thinking I would get some Tackett infor for you. Garry's dad passed away in January ( Bill Tackett), he was the grandson of Elijah Frank Tackett. for now, Wanda Tackett, 25591Kimberlina Road, Wasco, CA 93280 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Nice to hear from old members. Gary Wayne Tackett's line: Bill (aka Homer) Tackett, Arthur Theolphius, 1893-1962, Elias Frank, c1851-1900, Polk Co., AR to Ind. Terr., William, c1804->1870, SC/TN, in Tishomingo Co., MS, 1840-1850. See special report on this family in Tackett Journal, 28:1.

Name: Jennifer Hall Brown
Referred by: From www.GuestWorld.com
From: Mansfield, Georgia
Time: 1998-06-13 03:53:37
Comments: Jim, I'm enjoying your TACKETT Family Site. I'm a former member of the Assoc. and think you've designed a great meeting place for our family. Someday, I hope to be able to attend the national reunion, when you're there, too. We keep missing eachother.Sincerely,Jennifer Hall Brown d/o Guy Forrest Hall and Joan Phipps Hallson of Millard Hall and Lillie Tacket Hall of Weeksbury, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Nice to hear from Jennifer again. Her line: Guy Forrest Halll, Lillie Rose Tackett, Willis Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Cheryl Clark
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Alabama
Time: 1998-06-04 13:45:30
Comments: I found your page from Sherryl Clark; I am very happy she sent gave me your name. Do you have any information on a Laura Verdie TACKETT(B 1899, D 5/24/76) from Carroll Co. GA. She married Homer Almon DAUGHERTY. Her father was William C. TACKETT who married Rebecca C. ADCOCK. Also I read where there is an association I can join. Thanks for any help you can offer me. Also your homepage is wonderful. . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: We assume the line here is: Laura Verdie Tackett, Wm. C., John Lewis, Ezekiel L., John, c1782-aft1850, prob. Coweta Co., GA. This John is prob. a son of John? Tackett Jr. & Delilah Gentry, d/o Hezekiah.

Name: Karen Wilkerson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Montgomery Co., AR
Time: 1998-06-03 20:06:07
Comments: Looking for my ancestry. Would be glad to give any info that I have. . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Many Tackett Assn. members share Karen's earlier line. Her direct line is: Brenda Lou Tackett, Rolland Chaney, L.C., Wm. Garland (1828-1917), Lewis (c1790-c1848), Lewis (c1773-aft1850). Family early from Laurens Co., SC, to Campbell Co., GA, some to AL, and thence to Montgomery/Garland Co., AR after the Civil War.

Name: Elizabeth DiAnn Tackett Roberts
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Texas
Time: 1998-06-01 17:17:43
Comments: Grandfather, James Elder Tackett, and Dad, James Wyndel Tackett, from Dublin, Texas.. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Elizabeth's line is: James Wyndell Tackett, James Elder, James Wm., George W., John & Sarah Pelphrey Tackett, from Floyd/Johnson Co., KY to Madison Co., AR bef 1840. Numerous members of the Tackett Family Assn. are of this branch.

Name: Cristina Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Chester County, Pennsylvania
Time: 1998-05-29 17:50:59
Comments: My grandfather's name was James Edward Tackett. He died in July 1996. He was from Virginia. My address is 3872 Baltimore Pike, Oxford PA 19363We are African-American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Christina's earlier family was featured in issue 22:3 of The Tackett Journal; being the family of James L. Tackett, b c1864, son of Eli, and his wife, Mary Jane Scott, c1867-1913. The family was from Fauquier Co., VA. Although there were several, we only have family records on two Tackett families with known African-American ancestry.

Name: Jeanne Culver Thorpe
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Knoxville, Tennessee
Time: 1998-05-28 22:38:43
Comments: I really enjoy reading your home page. I am looking for any desendants of Jesse Martin Tackett b. in W. Ky. died in Lewisville, Ark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Judge Jesse Martin Tackett, b 1901, Ballard Co., KY, a son of Thomas Harding Tackett & Frances Elizabeth Carson, was the 19th member to enroll in The Tackett Family Assn. [we now have a list of 1238 enrolled members since 1964.]

Name: Michelle Lyn (Tackett) Blevins
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dayton, OH
Time: 1998-05-28 16:21:55
Comments: Great genealogy site! . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Michelle enrolled as member #995 in the Tackett Family Assn. Her line: Dannie Lee Tackett, Chester, Grady, Wm. Henry "Will", James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Oh, yes. Like many in the family, Michelle's husband, Barry Dean Blevins, also has a Tackett line back to Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr.

Name: Susan Herron
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Birmingham, AL
Time: 1998-05-19 20:33:43
Comments: My Compton roots are from Pike Co., KY. It is nice to see a familiar surname on a website. I would like, however, to see if anyone out there knows of a Laura Tackett born about 1925-30 who married a Cornelius "Nealy" Compton in Pike Co. She died when she was about 21 and left behind 3 children. Who are her parents? Haven't visited every aspect of this webpage, but intend to do so after this message.

Name: Tonya Tackitt Nunn
Referred by: Net Search
From: Waco, TX
Time: 1998-05-12 03:46:17
Comments: I have been here before, but wanted to post a message that Johnnie Thural Tackitt of Dallas, Tx passed away on Saturday, May 9, 1998. She was very active at different points in her life with research of the Tackitt family history and some people familiar with this site might remember her. I am one of her great-nieces and will miss her greatly.

Name: Gardner Tackett
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Weeksbury,KY now in Atlanta,GA
Time: 1998-04-12 03:21:19
Comments: I have been a member of the Tackett Reunion for several years, my number is # 196. Hope I get to see you all this July. . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Gardner, a LONG-TIME member and benefactor of the Family Assn., has the line: William "Will", Eli "Little Yi," Enos, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Steven Fancy
Website: Genealogy of the Reno Family in America, 1600-1900
Referred by: Net Search
From: Hawaii
Time: 1998-04-11 01:52:01
Comments: I am researching the Reno-Tackitt lines in 1700's Virginia.

Name: Cathi Swanson
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: MN
Time: 1998-03-31 05:33:55
Comments: I decind from Mary "Polly" Fletchert dau of Elizabeth Tackett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Cathi's ancestor, MARY FLETCHER VICKERY, 1832-1925, was a d/o JAMES FLETCHER, (1797-1868) & ELIZABETH TACKETT (c1802-1867). Elizabeth was a dau. of War of 1812 veteran from Kanawha Co., VA and Henry Co., IN, LEWIS TACKETT JR., (1773-1865), and MARY HICKLIN, (c1775-1835).

Name: Richard Thomas Tackett
Website: Our Tackett Family Page
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Time: 1998-03-29 17:52:50
Comments: I am very interested to find if I am related to the ancestor from Ireland, Patrick Tackett 1840. I love Ireland and I would just be ecstatic to have lineage there. My grandfather's name is Jewell Richard Tackett who is about 70 and lived in the Tulsa/Vian Oklahoma area. His father, Lester Tackett, born 1905 and died last February, was from Jerusalem, Arkansas. From there I can trace directly back to Moranda "Andy" Tackett who was born in 1805 and died in 1871. I'm not sure where he lived. I would like to know if I'm on the right track and get more info back to..um...well..Noah? :) So anyway, thanks for any info. Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Tom's line, from his grandfather, is: Jewell Richard Tackett, Lester, Simon Cornelius, Pleasant Reaves, Rev. Moranda, Lewis Tackitt, 1770-1850, from VA>IN>KY>MO>Pope Co., AR. For some unknown reason, the male children of PLEASANT REAVES TACKITT all seem to have changed the spelling to "Tackett." With but few exceptions, all other male surname descendants of LEWIS & ELIZABETH BASHUM TACKITT continue to use the "Tackitt" variation. This includes some of Moranda's descendants who were students of mine here in Concord, CA. . . . . . Sorry, Tom, no Irish Tacketts in your line.

Name: L. Dean Tackitt
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Wichita Falls, TX
Time: 1998-03-19 05:05:06
Comments: We have no information to offer at this time as our research has just started. My father was a Jr., son of Roy Emmett Tackitt. My grandfather was buried at Estelline (Hall County), Texas - having been sheriff there at one time for many years. Your TACKITT site is very interesting and having found it , we will be returning frequently. We also plan to join your Association. If you have by chance come across "Roy Emmett", we would appreciate hearing from you. Dean and Patty Tackitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Leslie Dean Tackitt's line is: Roy Emmett Tackitt, Robert Emmett Elias Tackitt, Rev. Pleasant Tackitt, Lewis Tackitt, c1770-1850, of VA/IN/MO & Pope Co., AR.

Name: Everett Edward Tackett III
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: San Jose, Calif.
Time: 1998-03-16 18:28:06
Comments: My father is Everett Tackett. He was born and raised in Weeksbury, [Floyd Co.], Ky. My family relocated quite often as I grew up, but my parents now live in Auburndale, Fla. and I call it home. I was in the U.S. Army for eleven years and now I work in the public relations department at Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose, Calif. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Everett has two Tackett lines, maybe more, but his paternal line is: Edward Everett "Bud", Edward Everett "Everett", James Epperson, Benjamin, Mathew, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Beverly Newman
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Virgie, KY
Time: 1998-03-16 04:34:42
Comments: I was just checking out some genealogy sites on the web. I am a Tackett descendent through Elisha Johnson, md. Martha "Patsy" Tackett and a couple of other lines. I was primarily searching for Johnson, Burke, Osborne, Newman information. I will probably join the association. I was interested in your online materials for members.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Beverly's ancestor was MARTHA "Patsy" TACKITT (that generation used the "itt" spelling), 1802-1886, prob. born Hawkins Co., TN, bur. in the Watt Johnson Cem., Breathitt Co., KY. She was the dau. of Elder WM. TACKITT SR., 1779-1851, and his wife, AMY JOHNSON, c1776-1857, d/o Thomas & Sarah. From the Pike Co., KY branch of the family. Many researchers on this JOHNSON branch; prob. the best known being Bertha Noble. (We do have extensive data on the OSBORNE & BURKE families of the area, but not much on NEWMAN.)

Name: Lynn Williams
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Grapevine, TX
Time: 1998-03-15 02:40:41
Comments: LANCASTER TACKETT, children or POSSIBLY BROTHERS, JESSIE T. TACKETT, ABNER H. TACKETT, LEWIS B. TACKETT died March 1870 married (Sarah Dodd, Ann Cook and Margaret Ann Coats); Pope Co., AR. child of Lewis: HESTER ANN TACKETT, b. JUNE 15, 1854 IN MS, DIED JUNE 22, 1896 IN PERRY CO., AR BURIED IN HARMONY CEMETARY; married William Henry Williams; Many thanks to Jim Tackitt for time and effort of bringing family connections together! I plan to mail my membership application and donation today. I would love to share info! I was told that Abner H. Tackett was the gg grandfather of Elvis Presley! Can anyone document this? Lynn; hogerly@ix.netcom.com . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Ms. Williams' ancestor, LEWIS B. TACKETT, 1811-1870, was one of the twelve recorded children of LANCASTER & ELENDER TACKITT, of Lee Co., VA, Knox Co., KY and Fayette Co., AL. One of LANCASTER TACKITT's sons, ABNER H. TACKITT, 1803-1889, is reputed to have been an ancestor of singer, ELVIS PRESLEY, although proof is lacking and it has been speculated that MARTHA TACKETT [said to be one of 19 children of Abner H. Tackitt], gt. grandmother of Elvis Presley, was actually a step-dau. by Abner's 2nd wife, Sarah Willett. The branch of LEWIS B. TACKETT of Pope Co., AR is one of our better researched lines thanks to the very competent work of member, Loyce Kelso.

Name: Rhonda L. Tackett Tutt
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Dayton, Ohio
Time: 1998-03-01 04:21:03
Comments: I was born in Martin, KY Floyd County. My father was Ronald Gene Tackett. My grandfather was Emmett Tackett and his father was Greenville Tackett. I will be researching this line.. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Rhonda Lee has the line: Ronald Gene Tackett, Emmett, Greenville "G.V." Tackitt, James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Kelley Tackett Brown
Website: AngelsMama's Homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: East Texas
Time: 1998-02-28 03:37:54
Comments: I was looking through your photos and I found a picture of my great great grandfather, Reverend J. Pleasant Tackitt. My grandparents were Joseph Wiley and Clellie Mae Stone Tackitt. My father is Louis Emmitt Martin Tackett. He was born on November 8, 1909 in Sayre, Oklahoma. His grandparents names were Robert Emmett Tackitt, Clinton Stone and Della Mae Brown. I am not sure what his paternal grandmother's name was. He had four sisters and one brother. There names were L.B. Tackitt, Daisy Tackitt, Adelle Tackitt, Bernice Tackitt and Lorene Tackitt. I thought this was just awesome to find this site and then to see my great, great grandfathers picture. I have some pictures. I am interested in becoming a member but am not sure what all to do. Again, this is great. . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Kelley's family is one we've been working on for some 40 years. Her line: Emmett Martin Tackitt [surname later unofficially changed to "Tackett"], Joseph Wiley, Robert Emmett Elias, Pleasant, Lewis Tackitt, c1770-1850, from VA to IN/MO/Pope Co., AR. There is no evidence we have ever seen that Rev. Pleasant Tackitt has the first initial of "J."

Name: Carol O'Brien Hammond
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Centerview, MO
Time: 1998-02-03 07:06:15
Comments: What a wonderfully informative site! Laura Murray Tackett O'Brien (b.1912) is my paternal grandmother. I am trying to pick up some research that she started over 30 years ago. Her father was Oliver Perry Tackett/Tackitt (d. 1934, m. Margaret Murray), his father was Charles W. Tackitt (m. Elexzene Frances Keen,both buried in Johnson Co, MO). I believe Charles W. is the son of James R. Tackitt and Charlott (?) but have been unable to confirm the relationship. I noted that other Tackitt relatives are buried in the Pittsville, MO cemetery. Thanks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Mrs. Hammond's ancestor, JAMES R. TACKITT, was one of the 13 children of NIMROD (c1765-1837) & ANNA HOWARD TACKITT of Monroe Co., VA/WV. After the death of NIMROD, several of the children moved to Cass & Reynolds Co., MO and then Johnson Co., MO. Two of the 1st cousins in this family fought on opposite sides during the Civil War.

Name: Alan W. Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Charleston SC.
Time: 1998-01-31 17:33:43
Comments: I am the youngest of 4 Tackett boys. My father William "N.V." Tackett was born in 1913. We do not know what N.V. stands for. His father was Sidney Tackett. My father was born in Henrieta OK., he had 12 brothers and sisters. some of yhe names i have heard are Gurdie Ruth, Opal and Freston. Dad and uncle Freston survived Pearl Harbor. It has been said that my grand parents traveled from somewhere on the east coast to OK. in a covered wagon. It has also been said that my grandmother was directly descended from American Indian. I wish i had more info. if you can please help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Yes, Alan, we have your line on file. Your forefather, FRANCIS TACKITT, c1780-1874, of Pike Co., KY, was one of the true old-time story tellers of the area, I've been told. Due to his rather serious "stretching of the truth," with his storytelling, he became commonly known as "Lyin' Frank" Tackitt, c1780-1874. Your Line: Wm. N.V., Sidney, Wm. Jackson Jr., Wm. Jackson, Francis, Phillip Tackitt Sr., c1745-aft1850, Pike Co., KY. Your Wm. Jackson Jr., and his wife Sallie (or Sarah), were divorced shortly after 1900. Wm. Jackson remarried and Sallie settled in Henryetta, OK where she was reported to have run a hotel and raised the younger children.

Name: Charlene Lanford
Referred by: Net Search
From: Mesquite, Texas
Time: 1998-01-28 20:19:52
Comments: Several years ago I requested information for the association but never completed my input. Hopefully, since I've retired, I may get it completed. I had written you (about 1989 or 90) regarding Caleb W. Tackett, son of Mann Darius Tackett, to see if you knew what happened to him. I still don't know but am interested in finding out; Regards,Charlene Lanford.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Charlene's Caleb W. Tackitt, b c1846, Pope Co., AR, was a son of Capt. Mann Darius Tackitt, 1815-1863, who was a son of Lewis (1770-1850) & Elizabeth Bashum Tackitt of VA, IN, MO & Pope Co., AR. Subscribers to The Tackett Journal were treated to a cover photo (issue 33:2) of three of Caleb's siblings, JOSEPH HOWELL TACKITT, WILEY ALBERT TACKITT & LEONA TACKITT WALSH - as well as a reproduction of an original 1861 document naming M.D. (MannDarius) Tackitt. A search of our Descriptive Table of Contents will give numerous citations for this family.

Name: Pamela McGrew
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1998-01-22 03:06:45
Comments: My great-grandmother was a Tackett. Her name was Della Ann Tackett McGrew. Her family was from Montgomery County Arkansas. I received an e-mail telling me about you all. So I thought I would see what you have. You do have lots of information to offer. Thanks for allowing me to look at your information.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Pamela's line from Della Ann Tackett: Jefferson Johnson, John Green Starkes, Lewis, Lewis Tackett, c1773-aft1850, of SC/Campbell Co., GA.

Name: Altie Susan' Wells' Copple
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Salem, Il. born in Ky.
Time: 1998-01-19 08:47:43
Comments: I am researching my family tree. My Father, Willard Franklin Wells is the first born son of Claude William, & Willa Mae Susan Tackett, Wells. The Tackett branch is Thomas Henry,Thomas JW, Sherwood, Moses, Thomas, Phillip, John and Lewis Tacquett Sr. My grandmother, Willa Susan, (whom I'm named after) told me she was decended from a ??s great grandfather, on her mother's side who was an Indian chief, whose daughter being an Indian Princess, would have been her ??s grandmother. I can't remember if it was Blackfoot, Souix or Cherokee, I seem to recall they lived in S.C. I would really appreciate any information on this chief ancestor. A 2nd cousin in Ky., Cynthia Fisher gave me your address. I plan on joining your association. I presently have the Family Tree Maker "Deluxe Edition" 3rd. and am presently trying to fill in the gaps. I never knew I had so many relatives. I can't seem to shut down the computer. My hubsand Ronald thinks I'm losin' it. My father Willard, married Estella (Stella) Oins Waggoner, of Olive Hill, Carter Co., Ky. Her parents were Albert Sidney, & Lacy Ellen Davis, Waggoner of Olive Hill, Ky. It seems my grandmothers on both sides were good friends. My mother and father had 15 children, no twins, all living except the third born, a son who died 1 1/2 yrs of age. I am the second born. Thanks cousin for all your efforts and interest in preserving your heritage. Susan Wells Copple . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Thank you Susan for the nice note here. Although we have no evidence of any kind that there was Indian ancestry thru any of the Tacketts in your line, I guess it could have come from one of your maternal lines. If so, I would have to guess it to be the Cherokee of the Carolinas, as the Sioux & Blackfeet were western tribes who would not have been anywhere near Kentucky. . . We should remind folks that although it is our strong "assumption" that Susan's PHILLIP TACKITT SR., c1745-aft1830, was a son of JOHN TACQUETT/TACKITT, this is still an unproven line and should only be given with that qualification.

Name: Janet Lee Tackett Summerour
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Calif. Born in Tupelo, Miss.
Time: 1998-01-19 06:07:37
Comments: Hi Jim, I need help, My dad is Roy Lee Tackett , his Dad is Henry Tackett(B. 1900 D. 1919) & his Dad is Rufus Tackett (D. 1930's?) His grandfathers brothers name was Jess Tackett. My Dads Mother was a Mackey , became a Tackett & then a Alexander when Henry Tackett Died. They are all from the Tupelo, Mississippi area. Any data on this clan? Thank you!! Glad I found you on line . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yes, Janet, we do have extensive data on your branch from your HENRY and beyond. Your line is: Roy Lee Tackett, Henry F., Rufus N. [Andrew?] Tackitt, Jerome Land, Abner H., Lancaster Tackitt, c1785-1848, Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL. Many descendants of LANCASTER TACKITT are enrolled members of the Family Assn. To the best of our knowledge, ALL of the TACKETTs/TACKITTs from "old" Monroe Co., MS are descendant from LANCASTER TACKITT.

Name: Paul Allen Ferrell
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Originally from Charleston WV now in Fl
Time: 1998-01-16 01:34:52
Comments: My Tackett line is from Lewis, Lewis, John, William L, Elijah, George P, Emily Tackett Adams from Charleston West Va. I know live in Zephyrhills Fl.

Name: Tom Zaleske
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Bensenville, Ill
Time: 1998-01-10 07:44:29
Comments: My connection with the Tackett family is through my mother. Her name is Sandra Tackett, she is the daughter of Max Andrew Tackett, a founding member of American Pioneers, the early version of this organization. Her mother was Caroline Tackett, and her brother is John Hainesworth Tackett. Im interested in hearing any stories people could tell me concerning my grand dad, since he passed long before I was really able to get to know him.Its exciting to know that I have a link to him already, through this family site. Thanks Jim, for a job well done.. . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Yes, Tom, I did know your grandfather who died in 1972 very well. Beside our interest in the Tackett history, we were city officials in our respective towns so had a lot to share there too. Max was one of my genealogy inspirations in those earlier days. Folks, Tom as the lineage: Sandra Sandlin Tackett, Max Andrew, John Green Starkes, George Anderson, John Green Starkes, Lewis, Lewis Tackett, c1773 SC/GA.

Name: Linda Darlene Tackett Knapton
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Originally from California, now stuck in Wisconsin
Time: 1998-01-04 04:25:15
Comments: My father was Uel Leowfin Tackett born 3-2-20 in Texas, He married my mother Betty Lou Riggins in 1954. His father was Thomas Wm Sidney Tackett born in Hardin Co Tenn. He married my grandmother Laura Victoria Moody. (both died in Texas). His father was George Napoleon Bonaparte Tackett born @ 1856 in MS. He was married to Amanda Lloyd. (both died in Texas). His father was George W. Tackett born @ 1817 in AL. He was married to Louisa born in @ 1835. I have been a member of the Tackett family association for quite a number of years. My membership is #361. My address is 384 S. Van Buren St. Waterloo, Wisconsin 53594. This is an excellent family page and I enjoy the pictures and information about other members of the family. I hope to hear from anyone from my branch of the tree!!!Jim, have an ecellent new year and congratulations on the web page. Since we just got a local server in the area I just was able to tune in to the page from the address provided in the association mailings. Best regards, Linda Tackett Knapton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Well done report on your family! Thanks.

Name: Donna A. Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Indianapolis, IN
Time: 1998-01-02 23:35:55
Comments: Jim, I have not yet found anything on my side yet. My Father was Donovan Tackett and was born 11/26/22in southern Indiana around Paoli.His father was Elisha 1/28/1855-3/2/1927.Will be joining assn. soon. See you in 7/98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Donna has one of those "late 1700" era Tacketts that we just have not been able to place. Her line is: Donovan, Elisha Edward, Green L., George W. Tackett, c1787 TN to Washington Co., IN by 1850. Oh George! Where were you between 1787 & 1850? Were you really born in TN, or are you just trying to hide from us?

Name: Mildred L. Prather
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbia, MO
Time: 1997-12-31 16:11:19
Comments: My husband's gg grandmother was Caroline Elizabeth Tackett who married Darius Prather. I am getting together family group sheets of their descendants to send to you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Thanks, Mildred. CAROLINE TACKITT, b 21 Jul 1811, marr. Darius Prather on 21 Oct 1828 at Sangamon Co., IL. She was a child of John & Sarah Hilyard Tackitt, of Kanawha Co., VA. She was also the sister of JOHN HILYARD TACKITT, b 7 Jul 1808, on whom much has been written in numerous Tackett Journals. Caroline was marr/2 to Wm. Sackman in 1864 and she died in Harrison Co., MO. We look forward to seeing more on this family from Mrs. Prather.

Name: Katherine Savannah Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1997-12-30 09:37:30
Comments: My husband is Anthony Tackett, from Michigan his father, Ronald Tackett is from Virgie, KY. His Grandparents are Paul and Lesta Tackett, from Virgie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Anthony has several Tackett lines from both his grandparent's sides. His direct paternal line is: Ronald Lee Tackett, Paul, John "Teacher John", Sherwood "Stutterin' Sherd", James, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Tackett Reunion founder, Hassell Tackett, was a nephew of Anthony's gt.gt.grandfather, Sherwood Tackitt.

Name: John David Rider
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Iowa 1958-1984, Missouri 1984-
Time: 1997-12-25 16:54:46
Comments: My link to the Tackett line is through William Rider who married Mary "Polly" Tackett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. John's ancestor, Mary "Polly" Tackett, b c1770/75, was one of the several children of old Lewis Tackett, c1730-aft1830, of Kanawha Co., VA and of "Fort Tackett" fame. I'm sorry that we just do not have anything on the RIDER family and hoping John can help us there.

Name: Rodney Wallen Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Prestonsburg , Ky. 41653
Time: 1997-12-20 23:22:27
Comments: I was a member at one time and still go to the reunion. Keep up the good work !

Name: DeLayne Wojtkiewicz Maxwell
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Born/Raised in Shreveport, LA
Time: 1997-12-12 17:43:00
Comments: Your home page is excellent! I have learned several things about my family. Thank you for taking your time to help us.

Name: Linda Tackett Laws
Referred by: Net Search
From: Romulus, MI
Time: 1997-12-02 14:57:00
Comments: I HAVE JUST STARTED RESEARCHING MY HISTORY, MY FATHER IS EMZY TACKETT, MY GRANDFATHER IS HARVEY TACKETT FROM VIRGIE KENTUCKY ... . . . . . . ... Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Linda Lou Tackett Laws has five Tackitt lines that go back to Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, and his bro., Francis "Lyin' Frank" Tackitt, c1789-1874, both sons of Phillip Tackitt Sr. - - Linda's direct paternal line is: Emzy Tackett, Harvey, William Lee "Willie", Wm. Harvey, Harvey, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Phyllis Tackett Coldiron
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Middletown, Ohio
Time: 1997-11-21 15:47:00
Comments: I am daughter of Everett Tackett, Granddaughter of James Epp Tackett. ... . . . . . . . . . . ...Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Phyllis has the paternal line of: Edward Everett, James Epperson, Benjamin, Mathew, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. / Phyllis is also descendant from Abel Tackitt, b1833, son of Wm. Jr., thru her grandmother, Letta Jane Tackett. [Phyllis' sister, Mary, who shares her birth year with me, has all back issues of the Tackett Journal, back to 1964.]

Name: Carolyn Tackett Dungan Rogers
Referred by: Net Search
From: Somerset, Kentucky
Time: 1997-11-18 13:28:00
Comments: Thanks for all the work you do Jim. I have attended a couple of the reunions in Virgie, KY. My sister Joyce Tackett Larson has done quite a bit of work on the family, too. Keep up the good work! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Carolyn has the line of: Marshall Foch, Dewey, Maryland, Enos, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY. - Of interest: Some descendants of Maryland Tackett changed their name to "Tackette."

Name: Dale Scott Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cleveland, OH, live in Lemoore,CA
Time: 1997-11-14 14:40:00
Comments: Truly surprised to find such a professional Web Page. To say that I am impressed would be an understatement. Outstanding. Very interested in seeing more of this site.

Name: Robert F. Tackett
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Prestonsburg Kentucky
Time: 1997-11-11 16:44:00
Comments: Hello!!! I am Robert F. Tackett of West Prestonsbury Ky. I am the eldest son of Foster and Grace Tackett of West Prestonsburg and the grand son of Will and Florence Tackett of Wheelwright Ky. I presently live in Duluth Ga. working as a computer system engineer for General Electric. I was told of this association by my older sister Sue Andrews. I have never been to the the Tackett reunion but have heard many good things about it from my Grand Mother Florence who was until her death the oldest Tackett at the reunion!!! I presently have one son Robert who is currently in the Navy stationed in San Diego. He is recently married so I figure more of us will soon be on the way!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Well, three messages here from 3 siblings! Robert Foster Tackett, here, has the same line as the two ladies just below on the Guestbook signin.

Name: Janet Lee Tackett St.Charles
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Perry, Georgia (Floyd Co. Kentucky)
Time: 1997-11-10 16:02:00
Comments: Hi, Jim, I just got off the phone with my sister, Sue and am so happy to see my "family" on the 'net!! I have seen your family at the Tackett reunion in years past. My Father's name is Foster Tackett, my Grandfather was Will Tackett, my Great grandfather was Eli "Little Yi" Tackett, my Great Great grandfather was Enos, but I think you know all of this already! I married Frank Kelley St.Charles fron Glasgow, Kentucky in July, 1974. We have three daughters : Susan Faye St,Charles 1-27-82 Catherine Navarra St.Charles 4-14-86 Leigh-Anne St.Charles 7-2-88 So great to talk with you. Write me sometime! Janet St.Charles

Name: Sue Tackett Andrews
Referred by: Net Search
From: Originally, Floyd County KY, Now Ft. Bragg, NC
Time: 1997-11-09 13:42:00
Comments: So good to see and hear about so many of my family. I am the great grand daughter of Eli Tackett, the grand daughter of Will Tackett, and the daughter of Foster Tackett, all of Floyd County, Ky. Florence Tackett, who was so often the oldest Tackett at the reunions, was my grand mother. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: And such a sweet little old lady Sue's grandmother was! Sue's line: Foster, William "Will", Eli "Little Yi", Enos, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Muzetta M. Thrower
Referred by: Net Search
From: Greenville, Ms.
Time: 1997-11-08 20:45:00
Comments: Dear Jim, My cousin, Stuart House, has written to you earlier. He told me about your web page . I am originally from Greenville, Ms. I am the great great grandaughter of Dr. Tackett and Lucy Tackett. My great grandmother is Cora Lee (Tackett) House, formerly of Pickens. As a matter of fact great grandmother Cora was visiting my grandmother Theodosia Ophelia (House) Matthews, with whom I lived, and her sister Lucy S.(House) Chisolm, when she died. I want my grandchildren to have an accurate family tree. I am working diligently to provide this for them. Do you have other African American family members that are members of your associations? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Muzetta has an interesting Tackett connection. Her gt.gt.grandmother was LUCY, b c1838, a Black mistress of Dr. John Tackett, 1815-1891, with whom Lucy had several children. Dr. John Tackett, was one of the four sons of GEORGE (c1780-c1850's) and ELIZABETH NICHOLSON TACKETT, to become medical doctors.

Name: James Dale Coonrod
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Belton, Mo
Time: 1997-11-02 10:29:00
Comments: MEMBER# 0999 it is great on net and a great web site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: James, a member since 1993, has the line of: Dale Forrest Coonrod, Vasie Alfreda Tackett, Wm. Edward, John Henry, Samuel, c1805-1886, of Kanawha Co., WV. Samuel, a possible son of JOHN.

Name: Dorcas M. Hobbs
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
Time: 1997-10-31 03:45:00
Comments: Very Nice! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Dorcas, the former long-time, and much-respected, genealogical columnist for The Appalachian News-Express, has helped many of us solve our "genealogical puzzles" over the years. Thanks Dorcas! Her spouse, James Gabriel Hobbs, a member since 1971, has the line: Louise Hughes, Frankie Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Robert DeWayne Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: St. Charles Mo
Time: 1997-10-30 14:52:00
Comments: I would like to become a member. my check is in the mail for $30.00 I originaly from West Virginia. my grandfather was William I. Tackett of Costa West Virginia

Name: Keith Pervatt
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Glendora, CA
Time: 1997-10-11 15:29:00
Comments: I think your page is very well organized and presented, and displays a degree of seriousness and diligence for source-supported info that is lacking at 90% of the other genealogy homepages I've visited. Good job! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Gee, Keith, I appreciate the kind words. For our readers, Keith is the gt.grandson of DELILA "Dilly" HUGHES DAMRON. Her line is: Frankie Tackitt, Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, and Phillip Tackitt Sr., c1745-aft1830, of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Robert L. "Bob" Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Indiana/Kentucky
Time: 1997-10-09 10:42:00
Comments: My grandson loves it. I received a letter yesterday 10/8/97, advertising a book "The Tacketts In America: From 1790 to 1997". What do you think, is it legit? It comes from Carl J. Tackett Bath, Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Robert: See our webpage, "Consumer Beware." This business from Bath, OH is one of those mentioned. There is no "Carl J. Tackett" who publishes that book. If your name was Elswick, the name would be "Carl J. Elswick," or some such Elswick name. Numerous attempts by the U.S.P.S., and numerous individuals and organizations, have attempted to close this business for years without success. Robert's line: Kermit, Robert Lee, George W., Benjamin, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Shawn Eric Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
Time: 1997-10-08 21:07:00
Comments: Hey guys! I'm Shawn. Just lookin to see if ya'll have heard of me??? My Step-father's name is Herman Tackett from Dayton OH. Do you guys know me? or my family lineage? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Shawn: Thanks for asking. Well, we have many HERMAN TACKETTs in our files, so would need his dates, name of spouse and most likely, if he was born after 1910, I would need the names of his parents and/or grandparents. As court records are filed by COUNTY/STATE, we would probably need to know the COUNTY/STATE of residence in 1910 or earlier.

Name: Barbara Schoenberger
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Time: 1997-10-07 06:43:00
Comments: My mother's maiden name is Tackett. Her family is from Johnson County, Ky. I saw my Great Uncle Menifee and Aunt Alke Tackett mentioned here. I am sending an application to join the Tackett Association. I have been doing research on the Tackett family, but have very little information. My great grandfather's name was Elizah Tackett his first wife, my grandmother, was Julia George. I am anxious to learn more information. My grandfather was Harlan Tackett he married Ora Mae (Stacy) from Johnson County. He worked in the coal mines and died of black lung. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Barbara's grandfather, Harlan Tackett, 1895-1954, has the line of: Elijah G., 1858-1947, James Marion F., 1834-1890, William, c1796-c1865/69, Thomas Tackitt, c1770-aft1850, son of Phillip Tackitt Sr. - - Thomas moved from Pike Co., KY to Johnson Co. ca1839. [Barbara also has a 2nd Tackett line thru the wife of Wm. Tackett, b c1796, being Sarah Lemaster. ] Oh, Yes! We also have the ORIGINAL 1828 Marriage Consent giving permission for Thomas' son, JOHN, to marr. ELIZABETH LEADINGHAM.

Name: Rachel Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Portland, Connecticut
Time: 1997-09-18 11:52:00
Comments: Hi! I just stumbled across your site and am thrilled by it. My grandparents have spent many hours researching the Tackett line and I was wondering if they had found you yet. My father is James Polk Tackett (b.1942) and my grandparents are Edward James Tackett and Mildred Jeanne (n.Polk). If they haven't I will have to tell them about you! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: We can connect to just about Tackett/Tackitt family in the U.S. However, unless there is an uncommon name we can tune in on, we usually need to know the name of the COUNTY and State where a family lived in 1910 and earlier. Most records are located by COUNTY and our very extensive records go back to the early 1700's. Our Journals are also deposited in most of the major libraries in the U.S. and the Mormons have been given permission to microfilm all of our Journals for worldwide distribution thru their Family History Centers. Hardcopy releases of all of our Journals are also available from us.

Name: Bob & Pam Tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Cinti.,Ohio,&W.V.
Time: 1997-09-11 18:10:00
Comments: Hello Jim,we received our packet of info today.Bob's dad Charles James Tackett is working on getting some old photo's together for us to send in for the magazine.Just to let you know you have his name backwards,you have him as James Charles,which is wrong.We hope to get up to the reunion in 98.Look forward to meeting everyone.Great job Jim!. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Thanks for the note. Well, I was lucky on that one: I only got the name wrong! Robert Allen "Bob" Tackett has the line of: Charles James, George Harvey, Thomas Henry, Thomas Jefferson Wilson, Sherwood, Moses, Thomas, Phillip Tackitt Sr., c1745-aft1830, Pike Co., KY. [our longtime readers will recall a back issue which featured Robert's forefather, THOMAS J.W. TACKETT.

Name: Rowena (Blevins)O'Connors
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Marysville, Ohio
Time: 1997-09-02 22:55:00
Comments: I heard about the Tackett Family Journals about 6 months ago. Sure glad to find your site on the internet. Asley Tackett and John Sizemore are my 3rd G. Grandparents. Their son Hiriam Tacket and Lucinda Shavers Tackett are my 2nd G. Grandparents. Their daughter Spicey Tackett Mckenzie and Tobe McKenzie are my G. Grandparents. I have a family photo of Spicey, Tobe and their children. Their daughter Donna McKenzie Crislip Salyers is my Grandmother. Alsey Tackett and Elisha Blevins are my 2nd G.Grandparents. Their son Lewis and Mary Ann Meade Blevins are my G.Grandparents. Their son William Wallace Blevins and Pearlie Frederick Blevins are my G.Grandparent. They had one son (my father) Donald Lewis Blevins. I am looking for ancesters of Tobe McKenzie (born 07/07/1872 died 05/111/1931 and Pearlie Frederick Blevins (Pearlie was from Morgan County) born abt. 1886. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Rowena's ancestor, HIRAM C. TACKETT (1818-1913), a well-known United Baptist minister of near Staffordsville, Johnson Co., KY, was the son of JOHN SIZEMORE & ALSEY TACKETT. Alsey Tackett, who was marr. to ELISHA BELVINS in 1826, was a dau. of LEWIS & SUSANNAH SUMPTER TACKETT.

Name: Scott A. Tackett Sr.
Referred by: Net Search
From: West Point, NY (Area)
Time: 1997-08-30 11:55:00
Comments: I'm not sure about my family tree beyond my Father: Cecil E. Tackett and Grandfather Calvin Tackett, both born and raised around Covington, KY. and both are now deseased. . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Thanks, Scott, for writing. We usually need some dates, names of spouses and counties of residence in order to place a family. We have numerous SCOTT, CALVIN & CECIL TACKETTs in our various databases.

Name: Valerie Baker
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Orland, CA
Time: 1997-08-25 23:04:00
Comments: I have just started my family tree research. Through the program I am using, I went online to look for family and found your home page. My grandmother was Flossie Lee Tackett. dob:Jan. 8, 1901 dod:Feb. 14, 1979. She was married to James Mckinley Miles. Her father was Jefferson Johnson Tackett. That is all I know about the tackett family. I am interested in becoming a member and buying vol 31 #1 --1994 book on the Tackett family. please email me or write me. valerie baker 4229 Co Rd M Orland, Ca 95963 thanks.... . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Valerie, I lived in Live Oak, CA at the same time your grandparents lived there. I was on the City Council there but moved away in 1966 to take a teaching job at Pleasant Hill, CA. I had met your father, Bill Ganes Miles, there. The line of FLOSSIE LEE TACKETT MILES(1901-1979), JEFFERSON JOHNSON, JOHN GREEN STARKES, LEWIS, LEWIS, c1773-aft1850, SC/GA. The 3rd generation moved to Montgomery Co., AR.

Name: Regina Tackett Salisbury
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Stockdale, OH formerly Floyd Co.
Time: 1997-08-24 08:36:00
Comments: I am the daughter of Everett Tackett and granddaughter of James Epp Tackett

Name: Jane Bennett Burchett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: 8051 st.rt. 335, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Time: 1997-08-22 00:31:00
Comments: My husband is Keith Dorn Tackett Burchett. His mother is Thelma Louise Tackett Burchett, her dad was James Albert Tackett. This is a wonderful page. We may or may not be related....thank you for your generosity. I have enjoyed reading about your family background. Our phone number is 614-820-2409.

Name: Brenda Cole von Tungeln
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Lonoke, Arkansas
Time: 1997-08-20 19:26:00
Comments: My greatgrandmother was Martha Matilda Tackett Welch, wife of George Washington Welch. She died in Lonoke Co., AR in 1935. Her parents were Andrew Burgess Tackett and Minerva Tackett. I discovered my Tackett family history quite by accident while going through some papers filled out by another Arkansas Tackett cousin in 1976, and began to search the net for references to the name. What a surprise, and a delight!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Brenda's line from Martha Matilda Tackitt Welch: Burgess Tackitt, Lancaster Tackitt, c1782-1848, from Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL by 1840.

Name: Anita Beth Tackett McCoy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Stockdale, Ohio formerly Floyd Co.
Time: 1997-08-18 17:43:00
Comments: Enjoyed this web site. My father is Everett Tackett, son of James Epp Tackett and Lettie Jane Tackett. . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Anita Beth has multiple Tackett lines and is from the largest segment of our membership. Her paternal line is: Edward Everett Tackett, James Epperson, Benjamin, Mathew, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY.

Name: Ronald L. Whitaker
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Athens, OH
Time: 1997-08-01 15:55:00
Comments: Nice goin', Jim! Ron. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Ron has the line of: Alma Abagail Stone, Malinda Caroline McCleese, Rachel Rhodisa Tackett, Sherwood, Moses, Thomas, bc1770NC>Pike Co., KY>Johnson Co., KY.

Name: Debra Tackett-Hargreaves
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Boston, Michigan 48164
Time: 1997-07-29 18:34:00
Comments: This is the first time that I have visited your websit and am delighted to find this. I have studied many of the books that you have made and sent to my parents Wallace and Helen Tackett who both have direct Tackett lines. Helen's membership number is 0966. . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Debra has several Tackett lines. Her direct paternal line is: Robert Wallace, James Epperson, Benjamin, Mathew, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Peter Alden Tackett
Referred by: Net Search
From: Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas
Time: 1997-07-27 18:03:00
Comments: Jim, Sorry that we misswd you this year in Pikeville. My two brothers Elvin (Jack), Tampa, FL and Richard Alexrandia, VA and I (Melbourne, FL) made the trip. Jacks daughters, Brenda (Tackett) Enfinger, Martha (Tackett) Moore and Dorthy (Tackett) Martinez all of Tampa, FL also made the trip. Richards Wife, Karla and my wife Rosie also came with us. The Alabama Tacketts had a pretty good representation this year. The good folks in KY made us feel like we had been coming to the reunion for years. here is hoping to see you and the rest of the family next year. pete tackett, #955 . . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Wow! That's quite a delegation! Hope you got some photos for me. Peter's line: Elvin, Jesse Isaiah, Jerome Land, Abner H., Lancaster Tackitt, c1782-1848, from Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL.

Name: Walter Alden Tackett
Website: Neuromedia Corp. (My bio and links are listed there)
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Francisco, CA (Born/Raised in Los Angeles)
Time: 1997-07-25 20:05:00
Comments: My father is Walter Francis Tackett (tacquetw@ix.netcom.com), son of Dee Wilson Tackett: he follows family history but has apparently not hit this site yet. Like every other man, woman, child, and dog in Northern CA, I am a computer engineer at an Internet startup company. I have sisters Linda Sue Austin (Grants Pass, OR) and Laura Lee Tackett (L.A.). Feel free to include me on any mailing lists, etc. . . . .. . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Dr. Walter Alden Tackett's father, Walter Francis Tackett was our 55th member to enroll way back in 1967. His line: Dee Wilson Tackett, Stephen Gilbert, Wm. Jefferson R., David T. Tackett, c1790-1857, of Wayne Co., TN.

Name: Deborah Simpson Cunningham
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Anchorage, AK
Time: 1997-07-24 19:08:00
Comments: I READ ABOUT THE TACKETT FAMILY ASSN. ONLINE IN THE TACKETT FAMILY JOURNAL. YOU ARE DOING A TERRIFIC JOB ON THE JOURNAL AND ON THE NET!. . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Deborah's line is: Zelma Harriet Featherston, Etta Tackett, Wm. Garland, Lewis, Lewis, c1773 of NC/SC/GA. Later generations to Montgomery Co., AR.

Name: Sharon Hill
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Hot Springs, Ar.
Time: 1997-07-24 08:29:00
Comments: Looking for my Tackett ancestors. . .. . . . . . . . . . . .Reply by Jim W. Tackitt: Thanks for checking out the Tackett website. If you wish further information, please send along your name, regular mailing address, your known Tackett line and identifying dates and locations.

Name: Sharon K. Stewart
Referred by: Net Search
Time: 1997-07-23 20:32:00
Comments: Great site!............... Reply by Jim W. Tackitt: Thanks, Sharon. Sharon has 4 lines back to Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr. of Pike Co., KY. Her direct paternal line: Creed Tackett, Sidney Allen, Solomon, Solomon, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Name: J.D.(JAY Darwin) Bond
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Virgie, Pike Co., KY & several other places/states
Time: 1997-07-23 14:29:00
Comments: About 200 of us Cousins enjoyed the 39th Reunion in Pike County this month. Everybody missed Jim & Shirley, but they'll make the 40th! As usual--and NOT at Jennie's insistemce--I was "plaqued" as oldest (??) person present and WE were "plaqued" as the longest married (60+) couple. TNX, Jim, for a good fun & interesting playground.. . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Well, who says you can't teach an old --- new tricks? Here J.D., born in 1908, cruises the net like a 14 yr. old! I'll be there next year [at the Reunion], J.D., to greet you. J.D.'s line: Cordelia Tackett, Jasper "Jay," Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tacitt Sr., 1779-1851.

Name: Alanna Tidwell Rucks
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Taft, California
Time: 1997-07-11 19:28:00
Comments: This is an excellent site. I learned a lot I did not know about this branch of my family. I am a descendant of William M.and Mary Ann Patrick Tackett through their daughter Eliza Jane Tackett Oney.

Name: Carolyn J. Settle
Website: C J's Connections
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Originally, West Virginia
Time: 1997-07-05 16:02:00
Comments: Jim, I have corresponded with you before and you sent me the application; I mean to get it back one of these days!! . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt. Carolyn is a descendant of LEWIS TACKETT's dau., KEZIAH TACKETT (1767-c1857) and her 2nd husband, JOHN YOUNG, of Kanawha Co., VA/WV.

Name: Carolyn Tackett Rogers
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Nancy, KY
Time: 1997-07-05 15:27:00
Comments: Please change the address you have for me. My current address is: Carolyn Tackett Rogers, 1940 New Hope Rd., Nancy, KY 42544. . . . . . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt's reply: Carolyn's line is: Marshall Foch Tackett, Dewey, Maryland, Enos, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY.

Name: Sherryl R. Clark
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1997-06-25 18:55:00
Comments: Mr. Tackitt, Just want to say thank you for keeping this information available all this time and our connection to our ancestors alive. I`ve enjoyed reading this web site so much and hope to learn more. My line is Ruth Tackitt, Alice Rhone, John Curtis, John Lancaster, Seaborn, Lancaster. Would love to hear from any one else related way back there. Thanks. Sherryl . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: How time passes! It was in 1958 that I first started working on the line of Seaborn Tackitt. It was 2 or 3 of Sherryl's grandmother's siblings that sent me so much on the family back then.

Name: dario martinez
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Pleasant Hill, Chico
Time: 1997-06-25 01:28:00
Comments: As a old high school student of Jim Tackitt, I was always impressed with the effort that was put into the Family history. I remember helping during the 60's with it. Keep up the good work and it looks great in the HTTP format.. . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: All teachers have happy memories of those really outstanding students. Dario, one of those from my 1967-69 classes at Pleasant Hill High School, was one of those "jewels." The year he met our family up in the mountains for one of our fishing trips, Shirley & I and our five kids voted Dario in as an "Honorary Tackitt."

Name: Darren H. Tackett
Referred by: Net Search
From: Born in Warren,Ohio Living in Honolulu,Hi.
Time: 1997-06-20 01:21:00
Comments: I want to know where my name came from. So I stopped here. . . . . . . . . Jim W. Tackitt Reply: Darren's line is: Wilburn Harold, Elias, William & Manerva Damron Tackett, of Mingo Co., WV. Wm., born 1890, was a son of a SARAH. Haven't found the link yet, but these Tacketts are mostly certainly descendant from either Wm. Tackitt, 1779-1851, or his younger brother, FRANCIS TACKITT, who had known descendants in Mingo Co., WV.

Name: Kathy Martin
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Granbury,TX
Time: 1997-06-18 12:52:00
Comments: My ggggg-grandmother was Frances Tackett who married John LeMaster. My family is from Ashland,KY and Portsmouth,OH. I have been researching the family history since 1984. Anyone interested in the information I have please e-mail me and I will reply ASAP. . . . . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt reply: Kathy, if you will check our QUERIES page, you will find a printed query on this line - of which we have had numerous members enroll over the years. You will most likely find numerous references to the family on our "Descriptive Table of Contents" page which you can download and search in your liesure.

Name: Karen Watson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California
Time: 1997-06-12 17:42:00
Comments: Sarah "Sally" Tackitt and Richard Hall are my ggg grandparents. Pernita Hall was my gg grandmother. Martha Brown was my great grandmother. Stella Mae Jones was my grandmother. Jeraldine L. Lemuiex is my mother. I was wondering if there is a picture of Sarah and Richard Hall that is available. My mother joined the Assn. and I will also. Is there any information on the Hall family available through the Tackitt Assn?. . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Sorry, we have no photos of RICHARD & SARAH TACKITT HALL, just photos of their Headstones. Yes, we do have exetnsive data on the HALL family in Pike/Floyd Co., KY.

Name: Judy Losby
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Waupaca, WI
Time: 1997-06-06 18:39:00
Comments: Benghaman Henry Tackett was my grandfather on my mother's side of the family. He married Ada Blanche Layne,, He was born in 1896, in Lincoln County WV, died in 1974. I want to locate the names, dates, of birth and death of his parents.. . . . . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt reply: Judy's line, from grandfather on back: Benjamin Henry, Henry Bias, Elijah, bc1817, Kanawha Co., VA. Elijah most likely was a descendant of either CHRISTOPHER TACKETT, or his bro., LEWIS [c1730-aft1830], of Fort Tackett, VA.

Name: Tonya NaDene (Tackitt) Nunn
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Born in Great Falls, MT now in Waco, Texas
Time: 1997-06-05 18:00:00
Comments: Will e-mail Jim Tackitt with some latest information regarding Johnnie Thural Tackitt (my great (and I mean that in every sense of the word) aunt). . . . . . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt Reply: Tonya Tackitt Nunn has the line: Wm. Nathan Jr, Wm. Nathan, Samuel Lancaster, Lewis Lancaster, Nathan Van Buren, Lancaster Tackitt, c1782-1855, from Knox Co., KY to Fayette Co., AL by 1840.

Name: Gary J. Vincent
Referred by: Net Search
From: Born in Colorado, lineage from all over
Time: 1997-05-30 20:05:00
Comments: My maternal grandmother, Mary Alma Tackett, was the daughter of James Ross Tackett (1850-1926), son of Willis H. Tackett (1826-1898) and Sydney A. Harrison (1830-1900). I am certain that this is the same Willis Tacket mentioned in the Special Family Report in Vol. 30, No. 2 (1993) of the Journal. My grandmother was born in 1881 in Boonville, Cooper Co., MO. How can I obtain a copy of that journal, and/or contact the person who wrote it?. . . . . . . . . . Jim W. Tackitt Reply: Gary, this particular issue sells for $5 to members and $10 to non-members [our incentive for folks to join]. Willis H. Tackett, adopted by Judge Ross of Versailles, MO, was most likely a son of BERRYMAN TACKITT, who d intestate c1830 leaving two orphan [unnamed] minor sons. Note that WILLIS H. named one of his sons COSBY BERRYMAN TACKETT.

Name: Cindy Bou
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Time: 1997-05-30 18:36:00
Comments: Like seeing the old photos!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Jim W. Tackitt Reply: Cynthia "Cindy" Tackett Bou has the line: Walter A., Walter Argo "Bud", Elias Frank, William, c1804-aft1870, of Tishomingo Co., MS and Polk Co., AR. See a photo of ELIAS FRANK TACKETT and his wife, REBECCA C. MOORE, on the cover of issue 28:2 of The Tackett Family Journal.

Name: Christopher Shumway
Referred by: Net Search
From: Bay Point, CA
Time: 1997-05-29 19:49:00
Comments: Umm... As a former Graphic Arts Student of Jim Tackitt, I am going to have to take a close look at this page for any design errors! . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Now folks, Chris's uncle, Steve, who was a student in my Commercial Art class 25 years ago, was a "top notch" artist. But, Chris was good at designing paper airplanes; one of which is sill stuck in the ceiling of my old class room.

Name: Clayton Max Holbrook II
Referred by: Net Search
From: SE KY now living in Rochester NY
Time: 1997-05-28 15:47:00
Comments: My mothers maiden name is Tackett, daughter of Richard Tackett 1907 to 1971 . . . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Well, Max, you share an ancestor with around 400 of our members. Your Tackett line, thru your mother, is: Violet, Richard, John, George W. Jr., George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. Oh yes! You are also descendant from Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr.'s sister, Aley Tackitt, noted as the 1st wife of old Wm. Payne Johnson.

Name: Julia Damron Porter
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: pike county, kentucky
Time: 1997-05-28 08:55:00
Comments: Jim, Most hearty congratulations on the inauguration of the web page! A great boon for the Tackett family! Julia Porter, Member #522.. . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Glad you like our work. Julia has the line: Jesse James Damron, Sarah Tackett, John Wesley, Benjamin, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pike Co., KY..

Name: peter a. tackett
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: lee county ms, birmingham, al, mulvane, ks
Time: 1997-05-28 07:43:00
Comments: jim tackitt hope to see you in july. Peter Alden Tackett, Member #955 . . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt Reply: Thanks for writing Peter. You join about 50, or so, other active members on the net. Sorry I won't be at the Reunion this year. Peter's line: Elvin, Jesse Isaiah, Jerome Land, Abner H., Lancaster Tackitt, c1782-1844, from Knox Co., KY, to Fayette Co., AL by 1840.

Name: Hari Ellen Huff
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: live in Fresno CA-grandfather Charles Tackett, Pikeville, KY
Time: 1997-05-27 08:39:00
Comments: Just starting to research my family. Mother was Bethel I Tackett. Grandmother was Olive Stevens Tackett Charles and Olive lived in Williamson, WV during WWII after which he returned to his family home in Pikeville, KY There he lived with his sister (Fannie, I think). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt Reply: Hari Ellen's line is: Bethel Irene Tackett, Charles [b1886], William, Benjamin, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. [It took a little "digging" on this one. Hari Ellen's grandfather, CHARLES, also had a 1st cousin, CHARLES TACKETT, also born in 1886, and who also had a sister named FANNIE.]

Name: Monica Woodward
Referred by: From AngelFire
From: Houston,TX
Time: 1997-05-26 18:19:00
Comments: I married a TACKETT (recently) and am considering researching this branch.Hopefully it hasn't already been 'treed'! My husband is Steven Lane TACKETT b Aug. 1966 (Pike County) to Ethel and James Norville TACKETT of Pikeville,KY.They still reside there on 'Brushy Fork'.James' father was Gordon and his Grandfather was Duvall/Duball Tackett of Pike County. I'll be sending my in-laws information from your informative site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Nice to hear from you, Monica. Steven's father is member #1121 in The Tackett Fam. Assn., and, yes, we do have the Tackett side "way back" but you can help us fill in some of Steven's maternal line. Steven, who was in contact with me already, has the line: James Narvel, Gordon, Alvin Duval, David, Hiram, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt, 1779-1851, son of Phillip Tackitt Sr.

Name: Sandi Hutchison
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Santa Monica, Calif
Time: 1997-05-25 12:21:00
Comments: I am a descendent of Perlia Mae Tackett daughter of Michael and Sarah Martin Tackett. Enjoyed your website very much. Tackett Family Association Membership and Check are in the mail. Keep up the good work. . . . . . . . .Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Sorry, don't have Sandi entered in our database, but her line back from Pearl Mae or Perlia Tackett is: Michael Tackett, Lewis Young Tackett, Samuel Tackett, c1773-1859, from Kanawha Co., VA to Cedar Co., MO. Samuel is probably the son of Christopher Tackett who was killed in the massacre of Fort Tackett in 1790. A few descendants in this line are those in the U.S. who now use the surne spelling of TACKKETT.

Name: Steve Bond
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Lompoc, CA; born Floyd Co., Ky.
Time: 1997-05-21 16:47:00
Comments: Shirley and Jim: Happy 40th! We'll celebrate ours on June 8, 1997. .. . . . Guy goes into a saloon wearing nothing but jumper cables wrapped around his neck. "Gimme a beer," he says to the bartender. Bartender says "OK. Just don't start anything!" Need more jokes? Steve Bond . . . . . .Jim W. Tackitt reply: Well, Steve, I enjoy a good joke, but afraid I'm one of those guys we all dread: I get to the "punch line" and I've forgotten it. Steve [Charles Stephen], one of our longtime members has the line: Oscar Perry Bond, Esq., Cordelia M. Tackett, Jasper "Jay", Abel, Wm. Jr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, of Pe Co., KY.

Name: Rachel M. Colvin
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Claremore OK
Time: 1997-04-30 18:22:00
Comments: I am a descendant of Phillip Tackett & Betsea Pointer. I also just recently started researching John W. Tackett who settled in Johnson Co MO. John's second marriage was to Irena BROCK WILLOUGHBY & I am also researching the Brock family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Rachel is member #363. The JOHN W. TACKETT, to whom you refer, was JOHN WESLEY TACKITT, 1795-1873, my gt.gt.grandfather. He is bur. at Pittsville, MO. His 1st wife was MARY ALDERSON. She died and some time later, he married the widow, IRENA BROCK WILLOUGHBY. After all these years, we never did have IRENA's maiden name, and surely do appreciate your sending that to us!

Name: Eddy Frasure
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Idaho
Time: 1997-04-27 17:43:00
Comments: I am Anna Laura Elizebeth Tacketts grandson. . . . ..Reply from Jim W. Tackitt: Eddys's grandmother has the line of: Preston, Tapley, George W. Sr., Elder Wm. Tackitt Sr., 1779-1851, Pike Co., KY. See issue 32:1& for a special issue of The Tackett Journal devoted to the family of Eddy's ancestor, TAPLEY TACKITT.

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