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Walter EZELL [Parents] was born in 1887 in of Texas. He married Elsaida BARBER about 1913 in of Texas.

Elsaida BARBER

They had the following children:

  F i Iona Jean EZELL

James Andrew MORGAN was born about 1884 in of Texas. He married Ruby Lualice EZELL about 1909 in of Texas.

Ruby Lualice EZELL [Parents] was born about 1889 in Ennis, Texas. She married James Andrew MORGAN about 1909 in of Texas.

They had the following children:

  M i James Nay MORGAN

James Nay MORGAN [Parents]

Doris Caroline CUSHMAN

They had the following children:

  M i James Nay MORGAN

James Nay MORGAN [Parents]

Julie PARINS

They had the following children:

  F i Carolyn Alice MORGAN
  M ii James Andrew MORGAN III

Abel S. EZELL [Parents] was born on 7 Dec 1780 in Virginia, Brunswick, Virginia, USA. He died on 9 Sep 1854 in Elkton, Giles, Tennessee, USA and was buried in Ezell Farm, Elkton, Giles, Tennessee. Abel married Sarah PALMER on 4 Oct 1804 in Union District, , South Carolina, USA.

MIGRATION: Lived on Brown's Creek in Union District, SC until migrated between 1821 and 1825 to Giles, TN. to join brothers Micajah, Timothy, and William.

Power of attorney on file in Giles County, TN naming his son, Amasa, to recover from his father's estate (William Ezell) in Union District, SC, anythin due and owing to him.

Sarah PALMER was born on 15 Oct 1786 in , , South Carolina, USA. She died on 12 Dec 1868 in Elkton, Giles, Tennessee, USA and was buried in Ezell Farm, Elkton, Giles, Tennessee. Sarah married Abel S. EZELL on 4 Oct 1804 in Union District, , South Carolina, USA.

They had the following children:

  M i Lamech W. EZELL was born about 1805 in Union District, South Carolina.

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  M ii Amasa EZELL was born in 1807 in Union District, Union, South Carolina, USA.

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  M iii Gideon EZELL
  M iv Elon EZELL
  M v Thomas Greer EZELL was born in 1815 in , Union, South Carolina, USA.

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  M vi John Palmer EZELL
  M vii William S. EZELL
  F viii Martha Ann EZELL
  F ix Susan EZELL
  F x Patty EZELL was born about 1827 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Is she the same as Martha Ann Ezell?
  F xi Sarah EZELL was born about 1829 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Died single.
  M xii Abel EZELL was born about 1831 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Gideon EZELL [Parents] was born on 4 May 1810 in , Union, South Carolina, USA. He died on 8 Sep 1868 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. Gideon married Manerva HARWELL about 1832 in Giles County, Tennessee.

SOURCE: IGI states original sources were used

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Manerva HARWELL was born on 5 Dec 1813 in of Tennessee. She died on 6 Apr 1876 in Giles County, Tennessee. Manerva married Gideon EZELL about 1832 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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They had the following children:

  F i Julia Ann T. EZELL was born about 1835 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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  M ii Benton Rufus EZELL was born about 1837 in Giles County, Tennessee.

Married Rose Anna Arthur (1), Elizabeth Anderson (2).
  M iii Marion Polk EZELL

Marion Polk EZELL [Parents] was born on 8 Jul 1839 in Giles County, Tennessee. He died on 27 Aug 1881 in Giles County, Tennessee and was buried in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. Marion married Mary Elizabeth TARPLEY on 16 Dec 1868 in Elkton, Giles County, Tennessee.

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Marion Polk Ezell was born July 8, 1839, Giles County, Tennessee. He was accidently shot and killed through mistaken identity by Flether Hargrove August 27, 1881. Mr. Hargrove thought he was killing Dr. McKnight, who had eloped wit his sister to be married. He was heart broken when he saw that he had killed the wrong man, and said he had killed his best friend. Marion Polk was a magistrate at the time of his death. He had an infected hand, and after taking the young couple to Pulaski for a marriage license, had married them and the three were on their way home. They were in a wagon. His hand was paining him and Dr. McKnight had exchanged places with him and was driving the team of horses when Mr. Hargrove killed Mr. Ezell. Marion Polk Ezell was called "Hoose". He was a successful farmer. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Steward in his church. He served in the Confederate Army, Company B. 32nd. Tennesseee Regiment, with Captain Hunnicutt in Mississippi and Kentucky. He was taken ill while in Kentucky and was furloughed home suffering from typhoid fever, the later part of 1862, while at home, sick, he was captured by Union Forces and taken a prisoner to Rock Island, Ill., where he remained until the war ended. His widow, received a pension, beginning July 20, 1911, for the remainder of her life. Marion Polk Ezell is buried in the Childress Lot, Pulaski Cemetery, Pulaski, Tennessee. Beside him lies his wife, Mary Elizabeth Tarply, whom he had married December 16, 1868. They were married in Elkton, Giles County, Tenn., by Rev. James C. Stevenson. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Mary Elizabeth TARPLEY was born on 2 Sep 1841 in of Tennessee. She died on 30 Aug 1925 and was buried in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. Mary married Marion Polk EZELL on 16 Dec 1868 in Elkton, Giles County, Tennessee.

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Daughter of Henry Tarpley and Marth Baugh.
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They had the following children:

  F i Martha EZELL was born in 1860 in Giles County, Tennessee. was buried in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Died in infancy.
  F ii Julia EZELL was born about 1862 in Giles County, Tennessee. was buried in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Born during the war, died in infancy.
  F iii Hattie Madora EZELL was born on 27 Feb 1864 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Married 1. Bass Watson 2. William Brown.
  F iv Louella P. EZELL was born on 9 Apr 1867 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Married Charles Voories. Divorced.
  F v Mary Ida EZELL was born on 7 Jun 1869 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Married Clyde G. Harris.
  M vi John Calvin Palmer EZELL was born on 21 Sep 1871 in Giles County, Tennessee.

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Married Leona Birdsong.
  F vii Leonora Josephine EZELL
  M viii Edward Franklin EZELL was born on 13 Jun 1879 in Giles, Tennessee. He died on 4 Jul 1906 in Birmingham, Alabama and was buried in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee.

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Unmarried. He was killed unbuckling cars in the L & N Railroad yards at Ensley, Alabama. He died in St. Vincent's Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.

Marcellus Edward "Charley" WOODWARD was born on 24 Feb 1869 in , Giles, Tennsessee. He died on 8 Mar 1922 in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama and was buried in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama. Marcellus married Leonora Josephine EZELL on 8 Nov 1898 in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee.

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Leonora Josephine Ezell was born June 15, 1875, Giles County, Tennessee. At th time of her birth, her parents were living in the Ezell summer home near Elkmon Springs. She was a genuine souhter Bell and loved to dance in spite of being a cripple. When she was 16 years of age, as she was returning from church services, the horse she was riding (side saddle) was stung by a bee, and ran away. He foot was caught in the stirrup and she was dragged from some distance
Her leg was badly broken, but she was determined she would walk and dance again, and accomplished this desire. She is living in 1960, making her home with her daughter, Christine, in Brockton, Mass. Although she is 84 years of age, she is still active and very keen of mind. She was married November 8, 1898, at Pulaski, Tennessee, to marcellus Edward Woodward (called Charley), by Rev. Granville Allison, in the Episcopal Manse. Witnesses were Ada Cursy, Lee Moore, and Ben Strange. Marcellus Edward Woodward was born Feb 24, 1869, Giles Co., Tn, in the Pisgah Community. He was the son of Milton Jefferson Woodward and his second wife, Mary Frances Crook. Milton J.
Woodward was the son of Thomas Woodward and his wife Matilda.

Marcellus Edward Woodward was a highly respected and successful merchant of Decatur, Alabama. He brought his bride there in 1898, and lived there until his death March 8, 1922. He is buried beside their oldest child in the Decatur Cememtery. He loved children and was always doing something to make them happy. He was known for his integrity and his kindheartedness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Decatur, Alabama, where his funeral was preached by Rev. Davidson. The church was filled to overflowing with sorrowing friends. Even the schools were closed for the funeral. Leonora continued to reside in Decatur until her health became bad. Then, she sold her possessions there and moved to Brockton, Mass.

Leonora Josephine EZELL [Parents] was born on 15 Jun 1875 in Giles County, Tennessee. She died after 1960. Leonora married Marcellus Edward "Charley" WOODWARD on 8 Nov 1898 in Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee.

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Leonora Josephine Ezell was born June 15, 1875, Giles County, Tennessee. At th time of her birth, her parents were living in the Ezell summer home near Elkmon Springs. She was a genuine southern Bell and loved to dance in spite of being cripple. When she was 16 years of age, as she was returning from church services, the horse she was riding (side saddle) was stung by a bee, and ran away. He foot was caught in the stirrup and she was dragged from some distance
Her leg was badly broken, but she was determined she would walk and dance again, and accomplished this desire. She is living in 1960, making her home with her daughter, Christine, in Brockton, Mass. Although she is 84 years of age, she is still active and very keen of mind. She was married November 8, 1898, at Pulaski, Tennessee, to marcellus Edward Woodward (called Charley), by Rev. Granville Allison, in the Episcopal Manse. Witnesses were Ada Cursy, Lee Moore, and Ben Strange. Marcellus Edward Woodward was born Feb 24, 1869, Giles Co., Tn, in the Pisgah Community. He was the son of Milton Jefferson Woodward and his second wife, Mary Frances Crook. Milton J.
Woodward was the son of Thomas Woodward and his wife Matilda.

Marcellus Edward Woodward was a highly respected and successful merchant of Decatur, Alabama. He brought his bride there in 1898, and lived there until his death March 8, 1922. He is buried beside their oldest child in the Decatur Cememtery. He loved children and was always doing something to make them happy. He was known for his integrity and his kindheartedness. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Decatur, Alabama, where his funeral was preached by Rev. Davidson. The church was filled to overflowing with sorrowing friends. Even the schools were closed for the funeral. Leonora continued to reside in Decatur until her health became bad. Then, she sold her possessions there and moved to Brockton, Mass.

They had the following children:

  M i Marion Ezell WOODWARD was born on 5 Jan 1900 in of Giles, Tennessee. He died on 23 May 1901 and was buried in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

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  F ii Mary Christine WOODWARD
  M iii Milton Edward WOODWARD was born on 30 Sep 1902 in , , Alabama. He died after 1960.

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Was living in 1960 in Brockton, Mass. Single.
  M iv Charles WOODWARD
  F v Edith Louella WOODWARD

Quannie DOWDY was born on 25 Feb 1898 in Ardmore, , Oklahoma. He died on 25 Feb 1936 in Scottsboro, , Alabama and was buried in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama. Quannie married Mary Christine WOODWARD on 19 Feb 1920 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.

Of Florence, Alabama. Son of Logan Dowdy and Zue Ballentine Ijams.
There is a little more info in Ezell of Surry, Virginia pages.

Mary Christine WOODWARD [Parents]

Other marriages:
SHELDON, Reginald Herbert


Reginald Herbert SHELDON was born on 5 Oct 1882 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. He married Mary Christine WOODWARD on 7 Sep 1946 in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Son of George Herbert Sheldon and Jennie Teresa Grady.
Was married first to Lumina Cantin whom he has two children, Louise and Herbert Sheldon.

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Mary Christine WOODWARD [Parents]

Other marriages:
DOWDY, Quannie

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