I am looking for father of John G. Twitty (b. 1822, KY).

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John G. Twitty, born 1822, KY, died in Missouri. One of his son's was Thomas Jefferson Twitty, my great grandfather. T. J. Twitty's son was Arthur Twitty, born in Missouri, 1880. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My cousin and I have looked for many years for the link.


Best regards,

Vera Twitty
in Genealogy Help by Vera Twitty G2G Rookie (250 points)
Wow Vera... you (and others) really have been looking hard for his father. On my first google search I got back 3 pages of "...trying to find the parents of John G. Twitty b. 1822..." I'm a novice but I'll look for awhile. There are some extremely talented and knowledgeable people here that will hopefully help you figure it out. Good luck!

I found this post from 2006 that has a couple hints you might not have...

"I am researching the Twitty's of Kentucky and Missouri. They seem to have 
left the KY Barren County area about 1810. Our John G. Twitty born in KY 1822 
and his brother Archibald Twitty born in KY. The Twitty's seemed to navigate 
back and forth to KY and MO. In Missouri their residence was in the New 
Madrid, Scott and Mississippi County areas. I am particularly interested in 
finding the parents of our John G. Twitty 1822. I would appreciate any replies."

The person who posted it also posted his email and invited responders.  After more than 8 years he may have gotten replies and figured it out.  I don't think I am to post his email here, but this is the link to his post with his email address if you wanted to cantact him:


What do you think of this?

Birth: 1822
Death: 1888
Sikeston, New Madrid, Missouri, USA
Father: John Twitty
Mother: Elizabeth Wilken

from Tribal Pages - John Twitty

Reed And Combs Family Tree

Family Tree Website:  


search for: John Twitty 1822 Kentucky

I do not know if it is sourced, but it's another clue.

How are you related to the Twitty's? Elizabeth Wilken was married to John Rhodes Twitty. We do not have a source for this information and I was curious how you came to that connection. Any help would be so greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Vera Twitty

John Rhodes Twitty was living in North Carolina in 1850:

1850 United States Federal Census about John R Twitty

Name: John R Twitty
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1791
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Broad River, Rutherford, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Family Number: 965
Household Members:
Name Age
John R Twitty 59
Elizabeth Twitty 49
Sarah F Twitty 29
Francis Twitty 21
M J Twitty 16
M A Twitty 12
James R Twitty 9
R M Twitty 5
M E Twitty 2

So isn't it likely that John G. Twitty was born in North Carolina in 1822?


Here is a record of the marriage of John R. Twitty and Elizabeth Wilken:

Name: John R. Twitty
Spouse: Elizabeth Wilken
Marriage Date: 9 Nov 1819
Marriage County: Rutherford
Marriage State: North Carolina
Source: County Court Records at Rutherfordton, NC & Family


A war of 1812 pension application:

Soldier: John R Twitty
Widow: Elizabeth Twitty
Military Service Location: North Carolina
Pension Number - #1: WO 17312
Pension Number - #2: WC 9928
Roll number: 94
Archive Publication Number: M313


I find this in which John R. Twitty marries Elizabeth Wilken yet doesn't have a child named John G. Twitty. The closest is John W. Twitty

Genealogy of the Lewis family in America : from the middle of the seventeenth century down to the present time

Please email me at felicity@foxinnovations.net for this entertaining story about John R. Twitty.

"After the betrothment between John R. Twitty and Elizabeth WIlkins, her mother opposed it's consummation upon the ground that John R. Twitty was so ugly."


Very funny.


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Vera:     U.S. Civil War Draft Registration  Records,John Twitty,of Sandtland ,Scott

Missouri, born abt 1820,in Tennessee,I have looked in Tennessee, did not find

anything.Sometimes last name spelled Twilby. On a Twitty family tree,shows father

John Rhodes Twitty,mother Elizabeth Wilken,never been able to connect them too

John G.in 1850 Census John G. Twitty,has Thomas J. Tweety listed as other.Not

Brother or son.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)

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