Ancestry of Dan Rather
 
 

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Ancestry of Dan Rather
1 Dan Irvin Rather, Jr. b. Wharton, Wharton, Texas, 31 October 1931,  
md. probably Harris County, Texas, about 1956, Jean Grace Goebel, b. Winchester, Fayette, Texas, 7 September 1935, daughter of Martin Gene Goebel and Hilda Gail Kocher
2ND GENERATION (PARENTS)
2 Daniel Irvin Rather, b. Houston Heights, Harris, Texas, 16 October 1909, d. Houston, Harris, Texas, 18 June 1962 (car accident), bur. Forest Park-Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, 19 June 1962, Supervisor for Humble Pipeline Co.,  
md. probably Harris County, Texas, about 1930
3 Byrl Veda Page, b. North Salem, Hendricks, Indiana, 2 October 1909, d. St. Anthony Center Hospital, Houston, Harris, Texas, 1 September 1968 (brain cancer), bur. Forest Park-Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, 3 September 1968
3RD GENERATION (GRANDPARENTS)
4 John Daniel "Dan" Rather, b. Shelbyville, Shelby, Texas, 10 March 1878, d. near Fannin, Goliad, Texas, 21 June 1933 (self-inflicted gunshot wound), bur. Rosewood Park Cemetery, Humble, Harris, Texas, 22 June 1933, Supervisor for telephone and telegraph lines for Houston Pipe Line Co.,  
md. 1908
5 Ludie Ellen Wade, b. Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, 27 December 1880, d. Houston, Harris, Texas, 22 February 1957 (heart attack), bur. Rosewood Park Cemetery, Humble, Harris, Texas, 25 February 1957
6 Peter Mark Page, b. Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana, 1 February 1872, d. Turners Hospital, Houston, Harris, Texas, 20 April 1943 (prostate cancer), bur. Crescent Valley Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria, Texas  
md. Hendricks County, Indiana, 10 February 1897
7 Effie May Hunt, b. North Salem, Hendricks, Indiana, 17 December 1880, d. Bloomington, Victoria, Texas, 2 October 1956 (heart attack), bur. Crescent Valley Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria, Texas, 4 October 1956
4TH GENERATION (GREAT-GRANDPARENTS)
8 John Taylor Rather, b. Talladega County, Alabama, 1850, d. Shelby County, Texas, after 1910, physician,  
md. probably Shelby County, Texas, 1875
9 M. E., b. Georgia, 1853, d. possibly Harris County, Texas, 21 June 1891
10 John William Wade, b. Washington County, Tennessee, 20 July 1836, d. Calera, Shelby, Alabama, 8 February 1901,  
md. Lowndes County, Mississippi, 24 November 1862 (as her second husband)
11 Mahala Ann Sanderson, b. probably Lowndes County, Mississippi, 21 December 1841, d. 24 May 1902
12 Andrew Jackson Page, b. Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana, 10 February 1832, d. Hendricks County, Indiana, 25 June 1896, bur. Fairview Cemetery, North Salem, Hendricks, Indiana,  
md. Hendricks County, Indiana, 18 December 1860
13 Mary Martha Page, b. Hendricks County, Indiana, 1839
14 James Nathan Hunt, b. Hendricks County, Indiana, 10 February 1852, d. Hendricks County, Indiana, 6 October 1889,  
md. Hendricks County, Indiana, 19 September 1875
15 Amanda Davis, b. Hendricks County, Indiana, 12 October 1847, d. Hendricks County, Indiana, 16 April 1890
5TH GENERATION (GG-GRANDPARENTS)
16 Daniel Rather, b. possibly Morgan or Madison County, Alabama, 28 June 1812, d. Shelby County, Texas, 3 August 1884, bur. Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Texas, physician,  
md. Talladega County, Alabama, 9 March 1840
17 Eliza Jane Kirksey, b. Madison County, Alabama, 23 December 1824, d. probably Shelby County, Texas, 19 May 1913 bur. Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby, Texas
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20 John Allen Wade, b. Campbell County, Virginia, about 1810, d. Town Creek, Lawrence, Alabama, 29 June 1852,  
md. Tennessee?, about 1830
21 Sarah Flora
22 Elijah Sanderson, b. Limestone County, Alabama, 15 September 1818, will probated April 1866,  
md. Lawrence County, Alabama, 11 February 1839
23 Elizabeth Carroll, b. Tennessee, 25 January 1821, d. Craighead County, Arkansas, 1 August 1887?
24 Williamson Page, b. Lee County, Virginia, 15 July 1797, d. Hendricks County, Indiana, 24 July 1866, bur. Page Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana,  
md. about 1824
25 Elizabeth McCloud, b. Virginia, 30 April 1801, d. Hendricks County, Indiana, 15 December 1880, bur. Page Cemetery, Hendricks County, Indiana
26 Chesley Page, b. Virginia, about 1801  
md.
27 Martha Smith, b. Virginia, about 1805
28 Johnson Hunt, b. Montgomery County, Kentucky, 1812, d. Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana, 25 September 1876, bur. Fleece Cemetery, Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana,  
md. about 1834
29 Louisa Davis, b. Montgomery County, Kentucky, 29 June 1820, d. Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana, 25 January 1866, bur. Fleece Cemetery, Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana
30 William Davis, b. 22 April 1820, d. Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana, 1 June 1889,  
md. Hendricks County, Indiana, 20 May 1840
31 Catherine Zimmerman, b. 10 September 1821, d. Eel River township, Hendricks, Indiana, 27 November 1905
6TH GENERATION (GGG-GRANDPARENTS)
32 William Rather, b. Virginia, 30 April 1783, d. Morgan County, Alabama, 13 October 1813, bur. probably Martel Church Cemetery, Lenoir City, Loudon, Tennessee  
md. Roane County, Tennessee, 12 April 1809 (as her first husband)
33 Elizabeth "Betsey" McElwee, b. White's Fort, Knox, Tennessee, 22 January 1789, d. probably Madison County, Alabama, 13 June 1828, bur. Martel Church Cemetery, Lenoir City, Loudon, Tennessee, probably daughter of James McElwee and Nancy Johnson
34 Isaac James Kirksey, b. South Carolina, 27 December 1797, d. probably Talladega County, Alabama, 14 May 1865, bur. Kirksey Cemetery,  
md. (1) Madison County, Alabama, 22 July 1821
35 Mary Bradford Connally, b. Orange County, North Carolina, 6 August 1802, d. Eastaboga, Calhoun, Alabama, 13 September 1839
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SOURCES CONSULTED

This is a listing of any materials other than census, vital records, etc., that were consulted during the research of this tree.

DeVerter, Ruth Hendricks. Our Pioneer Ancestors: The Genealogy of the Davis Family. Privately published 1957.
Hunt, Mitchell J. A Corrected Genealogy of Col. Jonathan Hunt (1716-1782) and His Rowan Co., North Carolina Siblings and Their Descendants. Privately published February 1994.

CENSUS RECORDS

Talladega County, Alabama
1850

p. 447B
Household 1383
Isaac Kirksey age 53 b. North Carolina Occupation Farmer Value of Real Estate Property Owned 2700
Sarah Kirksey age 38 b. South Carolina
John Kirksey age 15 b. Alabama
James Kirksey age 12 b. Alabama
Mary Kirksey age 9 b. Alabama
William Kirksey age 6 b. Alabama
Emily Kirksey age 4 b. Alabama
Laura J. Kirksey age 2 b. Alabama

p. 454A
Household 1473
Daniel Rather age 37 b. Alabama Occupation Physician
Eliza J. Rather age 24 b. Alabama
Mary E. Rather age 9 b. Alabama
Frances R. Rather (F) age 6 b. Alabama
Sarah E. Rather age 4 b. Alabama
William J. Rather age. 2 b. Alabama

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