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james brooks christoffersen (#47767580)
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Bio Photo I wouldn't call myself a genealogist, but rather, someone who has the results of decades of genealogy research conducted by others. My grandfather, H.C. Gray, and mother, Dorothy Gray Christoffersen, researched families including (but not limited to) Gray, Grant, Ringgold, Brooks, Carter, Carothers, Ussery, Alsup, Mayfield, Goad, Irwin, White, Whitworth, Calvert, etc., through MS, TN, GA, NC, VA, MD, and such back to the 1600-1700's. My father's sister & their uncle compiled much information about their Christoffersen, Mortensen, Jacobsen, and Sorensen families who emigrated from Denmark in the late 1800's. I am interested in preserving & sharing family history & filling in the blanks. Unfortunately, I have little time to research documents at courthouses & libraries outside of Middle TN. Having seen plenty of inaccurate "information" on the internet, I take everything not documented with a grain of salt.
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Claude Alsup
Lycurgus Alsup
You indicated that you have pictures of Lycurgus Alsup
related to his service in the Confederate Army, also E.B. Alsup and W Whithworth... I would love to have a copy of these photos. Lycurgus was my great Grandfather.

Thanks for your help,

Claude Alsup:
Added by Claude Alsup on Aug 15, 2014 3:03 PM
Marsha Richardson
Terrell Brooks
Hi, I sent you an email, but just in case you didn't receive it I'm posting here also. Would love to discuss Terrell Brooks with you. Please contact me.
Added by Marsha Richardson on Aug 08, 2014 7:05 AM
Patricia Gilliland Devoti
James Brooks
Thanks for the info On Newton Alsup who married my relative Mary Cottle. Would you like me to transfer Newton to you I could not get the photo to come up?
Patricia Gilliland Devoti
Wildwood, Missouri
Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Jun 10, 2013 7:32 PM
Rick Lambert
McGavock Photo Requests
James thanks for the excellent photo. You volunteer work is much appreciated. Rick
Added by Rick Lambert on May 18, 2013 6:45 PM
Amy Bloodworth
RE: ussery family lowndes co.
I will email the info. as soon as I can... severe family illness has me behind on everything.

thanks for answering...
Added by Amy Bloodworth on Apr 08, 2013 10:03 PM
Amy Bloodworth
ussery family lowndes co.
I have information about the Ussery family from the Genealogy and Local History column in the Commercial Dispatch ...if you would like the pages (7) I can fax or scan and email them or mail them to you...

You can contact me at
Added by Amy Bloodworth on Mar 10, 2013 3:23 PM
Tabitha Brown
I am a direct descendant of Tabitha Brown and Drury Alsup through their son, James Sidney Alsup/Gorman.

Tabitha was a brick wall in my research and I was excited to find that she was Cherokee. However....after researching for months, she is still a brick wall. I have not been able to find any evidence of her being the daughter of Chief Drowning Bear. He wasn't married until 1790.
This info comes from several websites including this one and includes a list of his children:

Tabitha was born in Mecklenburg, VA in 1785. I finally had a "duh" moment and looked up Browns who may have lived in Mecklenburg, VA at that time. There were quite a few. One theory I have been entertaining is that the Alsups started on their move to TN from Hanover, VA and Drury met her in Mecklenburg. She went along with them and they got married in Nashville, TN on January 27, 1806. Or perhaps her family packed up and moved with the Alsups and several other families. That happened quite often…families traveling together for protection.

If you have evidence (with dates that line up) that Tabitha was actually descended from Yonaguska, please let me know.
Added by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2012 10:28 AM
David Maxwell
Frances Whitworth
I was wondering if you would like to manage frances's site. I do not know her personally. I got the info from the grave marker. Let me know if I can add anything else or transfer management.

David Maxwell
Added by David Maxwell on Jun 23, 2012 7:53 PM
Deborah White
Francis Minerva Alsup DePriest
James, thank you for posting the pics of my Great Grandmother Francis Minerva Alsup DePriest. I am interested in any connect to other Alsup and DePriest families. Deborah Lairson-White
Added by Deborah White on Jun 06, 2012 8:26 PM
Larry Boyd
James Griffis
Thanks James for getting the picture of James' for me!!
Added by Larry Boyd on May 28, 2012 8:03 PM
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