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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Some Northeast Nashville Families

George Searight  - A native of Ireland, born in Werren Point on 25 Nov. 1831, immigrated to U.S. in 1884 landing at New Orleans, being then 13 years old.  Naturalized May 1853,  source- Davidson County, Tennessee NATURALIZATIN RECORDS 1803-1906, Abstracted by Mary Sue Smith, 1997, page 209

George married 1st Mrs. Fannie M. Wilson Lauderdale Co. AL November 23, 1859
George married 2nd Mary Turner in Davidson Co., 18 Jan 1876

1850 Lauderdale County Alabama Census
Seawright, George 19 born in Ireland, living in household of  Turner Foster.

1860 Davidson County  Tennessee Census
Seawright, George 28 born in Ireland
Seawright, Fanny 26 born in Alabama
Seawright, Anne Wilson  age 7 born in Alabama

1870 Davidson County  Tennessee Census
Seawright, George, 38, born in Ireland
Seawright, Fannie, 36, born in Alabama
Seawright, Annie, age 17, born in Alabama
Seawright, Lucy, age 7, born in Alabama
Seawright, Frank age 5, born in Alabama
Seawright, Wilson, age 1, born in Tennessee

1880 Davidson County  Tennessee Census
Searight, George,  age 48,  born Ireland, wholesale grocer
Searight, Mary,  age 37, born Alabama
Searight, Susan,   age 17, born Tennessee
Searight, Frank,   age 15, born Tennessee
Searight, Wilson,  age 11, born Tennessee
Searight, George Turner.  age 3, born Tennessee
Searight, Henry Brown,  age 1, born Tennessee

In 1900 George Searight born Nov 1831 and wife Mary born Aug 1847 are living in Sumner County and his occupation is farmer.   Children Fauntleroy Nov 1883 aged 16 and Carrie Louise Aug 1886 aged 11.  George and Mary have been married for 23 years had 5 children, 4 are living.
Another child Paul was born 1888 and died 1898  ancestry world tree

Grace Cora Hillman was born 16 Jul 1858 in Empire Iron Works, Trigg, Kentucky, USA, daughter of  Daniel Hillman and Grace Marable Hillman.   Grace married David Campbell Scales October 14, 1880 in Trigg County KY.  Grace and David Scales were parents to  Anne Hillman Scales, Elsworth P. Scales and Daniel Hillman Scales. The family lived on Berry Street in North the former home of Reverend John Berry McFerrin.  This antebellum home had originally been the residence of Hardy Wilkerson Bryan and his wife Margaret McGavock Bryan.  Grace Scales died in Nashville, TN, Nov. 4 1836 and is next to her husband buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Daughter Anne Hillman Scales was born in 1883 and died 1958.  She  married Andrew Bell Benedict, Jr.   He was born in 1885 and died  in1953.  He was a banker and served as President of Ward –Belmont.  Their son Andrew B. Bendict, III became chairman of the board of the First American Bank of Nashville and was a trustee of Vanderbilt University.  Their daughter, Grace married Dr. Thomas Fite Paine Jr., and was the mother of Anne Scales Paine, Tennessean staff writer .
See this webs site for more information on  Anne Scales Benedict.

Louis C. Lischy died February 19, 1894 and is buried in Springhill Cemetery.  The name was spelled Lischy and not Lischey as the street is spelled.

Joel W. Carter Sr. died June 12, 1936 aged 92 and is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. He was born in Alabama.
Joel W. Carter, Jr. died May 24, 1939, aged 62 and is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

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